Saturday, October 31, 2009

Peachy Keen HALLOWEEN Challenge

Peachy Keen is having a 1 day Halloween challenge! The more people that play--the bigger the prize. Head on over and submit a card.

• create a card
• use a haunted house somehow in your card
• you will need a bat
• and a ghost
• include a Halloween greeting
• you can use die cuts, stamps, punches, images on papers... etc.. anything goes!

I call this my "cheater card". It's not one the best, but I only had time Friday night to make it. We have a soccer game this morning and things that have to get done before and after. Plus, it's Halloween so that means trick or treating (and my birthday ;-). So a busy day ahead!!

I used Recollections Halloween paper that had the haunted house and ghost already. I cut 3 bats from Paper Doll Dress up. the greeting is Studio G and added the drippy goo behind to match. I added purple stickle dots down one side and bottom.
Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You're a Star!/Mojo Monday Sketch 110

I made this for a friend's birthday. Her favorite color is green. I also have really enjoyed doing sketch challenges and now check out Mojo Monday every week. This is week 110 challenge.

I found this cute green star background paper and thought that it would work with this sketch. I used George and Basic Shapes for the star and did a shadow. I stickled around the shadowed star and doodled white stitching on the green one. Just used some paper scraps for most and stamped Studio G stars in 2 shades of green.

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Cards

I had made some Halloween cards and never posted them so here they are.

All the cuts from this first one are from Paper Doll Dress Up. I think the stamp is from Studio G or some other dollar bin stamp. I also used the drippy goo punch at the bottom. I added stickles to the moon and in the windows and doorways of the castle.

This card I just had to use the Hello Kitty Greetings bat. It's so cute! The mat for it is so wide so I added black stickle dots around it. This paper was from a pack in the Target $1 section. Same stamp as above. The Ribbon edges were fraying so I added orange stickles to it and then to the middle of the bow.

Peachy Keen/Mojo Monday Challenges

This card is actually for two challenges. I found the card sketch at http// and thought it was so cute!! And I really wanted to particpate in the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #14. So I'm going to enter both!!

For the Peachy Keen Challenge you had to:

***Make a card
***Use the colors PINK AND BROWN as the main color scheme.
***Use a stamped image (preferably Peachy Keen Stamp - but not required)
***Incorporate a piece of ribbon
***Use some type of glitter (stickles are fine!)

The bird stamp is from Peachy Keen and the round one and snowflakes are from Studio G. Patterned paper is DCWV sweet stack. I did use Stickles on the birds eyes, holly and the snowflakes right around it. The round stamp says warm up with a cup and then hot cocoa--don't know if that will show up very well. I used the Cricut George cartdrige for the rectangle and circle and shadowed them.

Warm Up

Thursday, October 15, 2009

$250 Shopping Spree at The Scrapping Cottage!

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Celebrate Presents

Well, it was another rainy day here in GA and I had to go to work. It really would have been nice if I could have created all day!

I wanted to make a card for someone and it needed to be green. This is a bit different for me. I used Celebrations for the presents with the border function and George for the Ovals with a shadow. I think the paper is DCWV. Add some stickles and bling and you've got a card! It really looks better in person. Maybe I can get Santa to bring me a new camera this Christmas!

Oh and thanks for the comments!!! I really love getting them!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pink Cupcake

Well, I was going to scrapbook some more today, but just wasn't motivated. I really wanted some animal print paper for the next pictures, but couldn't go shopping today. I'll look next week.

So I decided to make some cards. this one is pink--my fav color! I was going to send this to someone this week, but this one isn't right for her. I'll just have to make another!! I really need a new camera--this card does look better in person!!

I used Home Decor for the cupcake--I really love it! DCWV Sweet stack is the perfect background paper for it! I stickled the cherry, of course.

Back to work this week, so probably won't get many posts in--Have a good one!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Safari Party

This was my son's 4th birthday party (he's 12 now), so I'm just a little behind :-)! I try to use my Cricut for everything, that's probably why it took me all afternoon to get these 2 pages done! But I think it turned out pretty cute. I used Animal Kingdom for all the cuts and use the cricut markers. I don't do that enough, but I really like the look. I added some animal stickers I had since I didn't have any animal print paper to use. There's no sun today, so the pictures aren't the best.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog #13

This card is for the Peachy Keen Challenge #13. The challenge was to:
Make a card
Use colors Blue and Purple in your design (can be subtle or bold)
Use a stamped image
Must include at least 3 snowflakes (can be more)
Must include a Greeting

I used Peachy Keen stamps for the bird and the greeting. The snowflakes are from Joys of the Season, layered. Paper is from SU! and DCWV. And of course I used Stickles!!

You should check out the Peachy Keen site at

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This is a contest entry for those crazy folks at TodaysMama and Cricut. Be sure to check out Cricut's cool new cartridges and the chance at $30,000 in travel for you and your friends at the Great Gypsy Escape site! Escape Meme

1. If you could escape to anywhere in the world where would it be?
Walt Disney World--love that place!

2. What song do you play when you are by yourself in the car?
You Belong With Me--Taylor Swift

3. If you had a night to yourself, and money was no object, what would you do?
Probably go to a spa and have a lot done!

4. What is your guilty pleasure?
Ice Cream!!

5. What is the farthest place you have traveled away from your home?

6. Last book that you couldn't put down?
New Moon

7. When you want to escape into another time, what movie do you watch?
Gone with the Wind

8. What is your favorite local escape?
Archiver's :-)

9. How do you escape on a budget?
We go climb the local mountain

10. Best food you've ever had while on vacation.
Anything is good on vacation since I don't have to cook it!!

REMEMBER - Cricut is running another mindblowingly awesome contest called “The Great Gypsy Escape” - they’re giving away over 200 Gypsies, 20 travel packages and a "Cricut Swarm" in one of five fabulous locations. Purchase one of four new Cricut cartridges for a chance to win. Look for winning cards in the new Every Day Paper Dolls, From My Kitchen, Sweethearts or Winter Woodland cartridges. Learn more here.

I won a cartridge!!

I went over to Today's Mama chat Wednesday night and won the Everday Paper Doll Cartrige!! I'm so excited and can't wait to get it and play. I'm so glad I stayed up past my bedtime!

I also got my Bughead on the Cricut Message board this past week so I'm giving away some goodies over there. Stop in and visit!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cricut Celebrates Cartridge # 100 (Final Week)

This is the last week to enter and win a Winter Woodland cartrige--I would love to win this!

Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you for our great Cricut community members we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week).

Check out the cartridge here and then head over the the Cricut MB to enter!

Friday, October 2, 2009


Just a birthday card I made for another contest--maybe I'll win something sometime!!! Anyway, I used the Celebrations Cartridge for the present. I cut a white shadow for it. I've found that I really like shadowing everything!! It's just a simple card, but I thought it turned out kinda cute.

Thanks for looking!!!