Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Treats

Hello Again!!!

I haven't posted in a while but believe me...I've been visiting everyone! I started having Carpal Tunnel/Cubital Tunnel issues right around Thanksgiving and am supposed to be wearing my arm in a brace most of the day.

However...

Classroom Christmas parties are coming up and I had to do something for my son's Kindergarten Class.

I thought this was a cute idea. Reindeer noses!!! There's one for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen and of course...Rudolph.
I wish I could say this idea was ALL mine but I saw it at A Personal Touch and decided to try it. It's easy enough that I don't have to aggravate my hand/arm too much and since I don't want to disappoint the kiddies it's TREAT BAGS TODAY...IBUPROFEN TOMORROW!!!

4 Down...24 to go!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

CTD #169

Hey Everyone!!

I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanskgiving and I trust everyone has already switched gears to Christmas! I had a good time with family and friends. In bringing this holiday weekend to a close I decided to do a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge #169.

Here's what I came up with. Very Basic. I used my Forever Young Cricut cartridge to cut the flowers and the sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michaels.
Happy Krafting!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Birthday Wishes

...and again!Well, this is my 3rd and final post for today(I promise). I just made this card for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge .

The challenge was to make a card using your old and neglected stash. Well...since I've only been doing this a month I really don't have anything very neglected. I pretty much use everything I have and desperately need more! But...I didnt want to miss a Birthday Sundaes Challenge!

So...about two weeks ago I was is Michaels and looking through the dollar ribbon and saw this cute ribbon in pink and orange. I used the pink in a previous Birthday Sundaes challenge but never got around to using the orange. I had planned on using it for some sort of Thanksgiving card. Well...obviously that never happened. So here is my "old and neglected" orange ribbon :)
Happy Krafting!

Thanks Again

Hello Again! Here's my second Thank You Card for today. This one is for the Just Some Lines Challenge. This was a fun challenge. Tic Tac Toe! You could use any three elements across, down, or diagonal. How cute is that!
I decided to go diagonally from lower left to upper right - die cut, digi, glitter(I guess glitter paper counts)
Happy Krafting!

Thankful

Good Morning All !Well...I have the day off and decided to make two Thank You cards before I get the day started with my three boys. I am, after all, so thankful for them!


This card is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #87. Create a card or project with the words Thanks or Thank You on it.


Happy Thanksgiving and...


Happy Krafting!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gingerbread Tag!

Hello Everyone!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! As I bring this one to a close I thought I'd make a tag for the Bows n Berries Challenge. I just used my George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut the tag an the image was a freebie from Bows n Berries. Have a wonderful week!


Happy Krafting!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Believe !!

Hi Everyone!! I just wanted to share a quick card. I was making a card for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge and my 5 year old son came to me with a challenge of his own!! He presented me with this very well thought out piece of paper...
and said, "Mom, I have a challenge for you. These are all of the colors you can use." So this is strictly for my son, Jonathan. My biggest fan!!
Happy Krafting!!

Another Birthday Card!

Happy Saturday!!! I LOVE the Birthday Sundaes Challenges!! This time the challenge was to use a tree on your birthday card. I pulled out my Doodlecharms cartridge and decided on this cute palm tree. I thought the flowered pattern paper added a little Hawaii to the card. I like it! Hope you do too!!



Happy Krafting!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Classy Lady

More fun with the Forever Young Cartridge!!!

I'm so excited about the first Cardz TV Challenge! Just My Style! Well, I have been playing around with some of the Forever Young features so for now...Forever Young is "Just My Style". I'm soooo glad I got this cartridge. This is my entry for the challenge. I'm so proud of me :)


Happy Krafting!

Amazing Discovery

Hello Everyone!! No Card...I just made an awesome discovery!!!

I have had some struggles trying to find the right medium to color my digi stamps. I tried colored pencils, copics (I only bought a few), and sharpies (which I like). Today I discovered something I actually like...Bic Mark-it Markers. They are relatively cheap (36 marker set for about 20 bucks!) and the colors are really sharp. This is my first try but so far I'm liking them.

Just wanted to share!!

Happy Krafting!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!!

Hello Again!!!

Well...It's almost here!! The day set aside for giving thanks (which should be everyday). But what do most people think about when you mention Thanksgiving...turkey, of course! This time I decided to combine challenges. I made this card to enter into two challenges.

1. Elizabeth Mae's - Use a Thanksgiving sentiment

2. Just Add Ink - sketch challenge

This is what I came up with.

Hope you like it!!

Happy Krafting!!!

Winter White

Hey Everyone!!!


I just LOVE this card! I gotthe two little penguins from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment from Pink Cat Studio. This is my entry for the White on White Challenge at Crafty Pad Designs and Fab n Funky Challenges. I thought the splash of color made it pop a little.


Hope you like it!!


Happy Krafting!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge

Hello Again !!!

Here's another challenge card!! I just have fun trying these challenges. They REALLY are a challenge!!

Here's what I came up with.
Nothing fancy - just some scrap paper (the celery colored paper was actually run through the cuttlebug by my son a few days ago ). The stamps are from My Pink Stamper - Friends and Family.

Enjoy!!!

CPS Challenge #244

Hello All !!!

As you can see, I've been busy re-vamping my blog!!

Here is a card that I made for the CPS challenge #244.


Here's the sketch...


and here's my card...

The paper is from the DCWV Glitter Stack and the digi is from Elizabeth Mae's.

Hope you like it.


Happy Krafting!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cupcake Time!

Happy Sunday!!!Today I was browsing some blogs and I came across the Color Throwdown Challenge Site!! How Cute! Well, I decided that since I was bringing this weekend to a close I may as well make a quick card for this challenge. I used my Doodlecharms cartridge for this one. Hope you like it!


Happy Krafting!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Transformation!

Hello Again!!

I had so much fun making this card! I was a program participant at our Women's Day Celebration at church and we all wore these fall corsages.

Well...afterwards I KNEW this corsage would come in handy and what'd ya know...a challenge!!!! Over at Docerela Creations there is an awesome challenge to create a card using fall colors and leaves! PERFECT!! So...here's my challenge card. Everything came from my corsage - even the ribbon. Hope you like it!
Happy Krafting!

Make a Wish!

Hello Everyone!!


Well...I've been playing around with my Forever Young cartridge again. There are sooo many things you can do with it! I think this one will keep me busy for a long time. Here is a card I made using model #11. This time with some really cute pattern paper I found at Michaels. It's a DCWV Glitter Stack. This card is for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge. The sentiment is fresh out of my new My Pink Stamper stamp set (I just got it today!). Hope you like it!!

Happy Krafting!

Saturday Smiles!!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

I just wanted to share a card that I made for the Just Some Lines color challenge. The challenge was to use the colors orange and light blue. I got this cute little digi from Just Some Lines. She is called Big Hat Kid and I just think she is so cute!!


Happy Krafting!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Simple Glam

Hey All !!!Well...it's here!!! I came home yesterday to find my Forever Young cartridge in the mailbox. So excited!!!! Well, today was a super busy day but I simply had to try out my cartridge so I made this really simple card. The card is a 5x7 card and I cut out Model #9 at 5 inches. I used my cuttlebug for the first time with this one too!!! Right now I am living for the weekend so I can play some more!! Enjoy!

Sassy!!!

Hey All !!!Here's a card I made using the Keesha digi stamp from Elizabeth Mae's. She has the cutest little digis!! Keesha is from the Teenage Life line. I colored Keesha using Prisma colored pencils. The sentiment is also from Elizabeth Mae's. I thought it fit Keesha's attitude perfectly. Hope you enjoy! Have a happy Thursday!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Candy's Christmas Candy

Hello All !! Candy over at Candy"s Craft Corner is giving away 3 Christmas cartridges. Just in time!! Visit her to see what you need to do to win! I'm sure these would come in handy!

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Hello All !! Well...my birthday is 2 days away so I decided to increase my cricut cartridge total to 3 :) I saw a video with Robin at My Pink Stamper and the card she made was sooo adorable that I just had to have the Forever Young Cartridge. I cant wait 'til it comes! I'm so excited to see what I can do with it!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Help Me!

Hello All !! Well...I've been spending quite a bit of time the last few days looking at youtube videos on digi stamps. I see lots of really cute cards made using digi stamps and Copic markers. Well, since I'm a beginner and have NO idea how to use Copics I dont want to make such a huge investment just yet. Instead I saw a few videos using Prisma Colored pencils and a blending stump. The videos I saw had great results. This, my first attempt, kinda looks like my five year old colored it. I'm not a happy camper. This, by the way, is not a digi stamp. It is a Clings stamp that I had in my stash. I'll keep practicing and if ANYONE has any suggestions...PLEASE HELP!



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Remember George!

Hello All !! Here is a very simple card I made using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge (remember that one). Well ...it came in handy for this "just because" card. The patern paper came from the Grade School stack and the sentiment is from a stamp that I found in the Michaels "dollar bin". I cut the oval using George (sorry, I cant rember what size).


Wow! A 50 Follower Giveaway!

Hey All!!Lisa over at Scrapping Spot has a GREAT giveaway! She's trying to reach 50 FOLLOWERS!! I'm so excited for her. Stop by for your chance to win a Celebrations Cricut Cartridge! Good Luck!

Doodlecharms 02 - Snowman Card

Happy November (my birthday month)!!!!!!!
Well...Here's another Doodlecharms creation. I love this snowman! I found this cute gingham ribbon at Joann's for about a dollar and it inspired me to create this cute little scarf for this guy. The Christmas Matstack just happened to have a matching piece of gingham pattern paper. I think he looks cool! I know...I'm gonna start adding sentiments to my cards. I've ordered some but they just haven't arrived yet. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Awesome Giveaway

Happy Sunday!

Today's your last chance to win Candy's awesome giveaway over at Candy's Craft Corner. Candy is celebrating 100 followers! isn't that AMAZING! You could win your very own Robotz Cartridge! Check it out!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Terrific Tuesday Challenge-Doodlecharms

Hello All !!
I think this is one of my favorites so far. I used the Doodlecharms cartridge with the border feature. I cut the stockings at 2.5. The pattern paper came from the Christmas Matstack by DCWV. I'm starting to feel my creative juices flowing!

Craft Space - My Humble Beginnings

Hello All !! I have been looking at alot of blogs and seeing some very FABULOUS craft spaces. I must say I have enjoyed them all!! However, we ALL have to start somewhere! Here is a photo of my very humble craft space. In our home we have an extra room which my husband and I share (I guess we each have two walls). Mine are is used for my sewing/embroidery and my newest growing obsession - papercrafting.

Well...here's what we have. A cricut (the original), a cuttlebug (not shown), a paper cutter, 2 cricut cartridges (no, that is not a typo, I said 2 cricut cartridges but I'm hope to double that next week *birthday hint*), a couple of boxes for paper punches and stamps, and a storage box for papers and scraps.


Are you still not impressed? Well, perhaps you didn't see the little glass jar full of buttons!


Well, there you have it! Let's get krafting!!!!



Friday, October 28, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #32

Here's a cute little card that I made for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge. The designer pattern paper is Flora and Fauna by K & Company and the sentiment is from birdscards.com.



This is just in time for my niece's birthday. I'm sure she'll love it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Go Fish Challenge #3

Here's a card made for the Go Fish Challenge #3. This was a color challenge. I used this cute orange and yellow polkadot scrap ribbon and the adorable little pumpkin from my Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge. Still learning but it's a fun journey!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #93

Well, as new as I am to card making (2 weeks to be exact), I thought it would be fun to do a challenge. I made this card for the "Think Pink" Challenge at Cardz TV with Mary. I know my beginner card cant hold a candle to some of the beautiful cards I've seen on her blog but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. I'll give this one to a dear friend who lost a loved one to breast cancer.



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Doodlecharms 01 - Dragonfly Card

Here's a quick tutorial on how I made my very first card with my new Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge. It was very simple to make and it turned out really cute!


The supplies you will need are:


1 piece of red cardstock - 4.25 x 11.0

2 peices of pattern paper - 2.0 x 5.25 and 4.0 x 5.25 (mine came from DCWV Grade School Stack)

1 piece if yellow cardstock - 2.5 x 2.5

Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge - Dragonfly cut at 2 inches

pop dots and adhesive




First you will fold your red cardstock in half, creating a card base that is 4.25 x 5.5. Fold the to half of the card back at the center, creating an S-fold card.


Then you will adhere the pattern paper and the yellow cardstock as shown below.



Cut out the Dragonfly image and layer at 2 inches using your Cricut and the Doodlecharms cartridge. Attach the Dragonfly to the yellow cardstock piece using pop dots.




Now you will add a white piece of cardstock to the center of the inside of your card for a sentiment. This piece should be 2.25 x 2.25.




Voila! There you have it.


I also put a sentiment on the yellow cardstock - "A Happy Hello"


Enjoy!