Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cherry on Top Award

I have been so bad about some blog awards I've received.  Cristi from Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes gave me this award a week or so ago and Linda from Cards by Linda also sent this to me today.  Thank you ladies and I'm sorry it too me so long to post Cristi!! 

The rules in accepting this award are:
1. You must thank the person who passed it on to you.
2. Copy award to your blog.
3. List three things you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture that you love on your blog.
5. Pass this award on to five others.

I've done 1 & 2, but now I have to say three things I love about myself.  This one is hard! 
1.  I love that I have two wonderful children
2.  I love that I have a great husband
3.  I love that I have a job that allows me to be flexible for my children

Here's a picture I love.  It's our 17 year old dog.  She was a mess and not doing so well and we had to have her shaved.  She was so cold her teeth were chattering (and it was summer when this year when this was taken) so I went and got her this hoodie t-shirt.  Isn't she cute?  She's just old, and things aren't always great, but she's not in any pain and lives to eat--LOL!

Now I have to pass this on to 5 people.  I am so not good at picking!  I love to pick people who haven't recieved it yet, so I'll have to look around and try to add to the post this weekend. 
I'll have a card post Wednesday after I take the picuture in the daylight.  Have a great night!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Snow Place Like Home

Hi everyone!  My Pink Stamper is having a Winter themed Challenge this weekend.  Make sure to head over there to see her adorable birdie card, new stamps, and the prize for the challenge! 

I was planning to make a card with her Winter Punnies today anyway, so it was perfect timing!  I used Christmas Cheer for the house and the snowflakes came from Accent Essentials.  The house was cut at 4 1/4 inches and and the snowflakes cut at 1 3/4 inches.  The background paper is Very Merry from October Afternoon and ribbon is American Crafts.  I added Stickles to all the 'snow'.  Then I finished it all off with the stamp by MPS -- Winter Punnies.

I want to thank everyone for all your nice comments about my son.  He has a fracture in his wrist.  The gave him a velcro cast, not plaster and he'll have to be out of soccer for at least 5 weeks.  But they said it's a pretty straight fracture and shouldn't have complications healing--Yay!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Erin Lee Creative & OMC Challenge

Hi everyone!  It has been a crazy week here with soccer starting.  And tonight, my son broke a bone in his arm halfway through practice.  So we spent about 2 hours at the emergency children's place.  He only has a temporary cast and will need a better one.  What a week!

So, I was going to do a post before this one with a project for Emma's Throwback Thursday.  But it was not pretty--LOL!  I'm going to try to make a new project for it, but I have to go back to work tomorrow and fit in an Ortho appointment for my son :-)

But I am very happy with this project for Erin's challenge!!  She's having a Halloween challenge with Oh My Crafts--check it out! http://www.erinleecreative.com/

Her challenge was to make a Halloween themed project so I decided to make something in a frame.  I used the October 31st cartridge for all the cuts.  The Beware is cut at 3 1/2 inches high and 11.05 inches across. I found black glossy cardstock at JoAnns today.  I also cut out 2 others out in regular black and pop-dotted the layers to make it stand out more.  The bat was cut at 2 inches high with only one more black layer like beware.  The paper did not go all the way across--the frame is 14 inches long so I tapped aother piece and covered it with the ribbon.  So I needed something to go on that side and I realized the skeleton would be perfect!  It's 5.75 inches tall, if I remember correctly. 

To finish it off, I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch--love that!  Then I sponged black ink on the orange background and the skeleton.  It still needed something so I pulled out my irock gems and found the purple and orange ones.  Oh and the frame was a little plain so I put some halloween ribbon on the outside of the frame.

I was having trouble getting a good picture with the glass in so the 1st is without the glass.  And the second has the glass in it.  My daughter loves it and wants it in her room--LOL! 

I hope you enjoy!  I'm going to try to get some projects made this weekend, but you never know :-)


Sunday, August 22, 2010

New MPS Stamps are Tree-mendous!

I was determined to play with My Pink Stamper's new stamps yesterday.   This card was going to be tree-shaped, but it just wasn't working for me.   It took me about an hour, which is way too long, but I think it turned out better than if the shape did work!  Here are the details:
  • Hello Kitty Greetings tree and all parts cut at 5 1/4
  • My Pink Stamper Christmas Wishes stamp
  • Swiss Dot Cutlebug Folder
  • Yellow & Christmas Red Stickles
  • iRock gems
  • Gold cord
  • White pen
I got the idea from the gold cord going around the card from Emma at My Creative Time--she rocks!  If you click on the My Pink Stamper above and it will take you to see all her wonderful new stamps!  I have to be at a work event this afternoon, so not much time to play today.  At least this is only once a year :-)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Throw Back Thursday at My Creative Time

I love to play along with Emma for Throwback Thursday.  But I had the hardest time today!  I was determined to make a Christmas themed card and tried out 2 that just weren't working for me.  So I ended up with Halloween. 
This week, we needed to use Paper Doll Dress Up and frame it.  At least I was able to use my new Peachy Keen Stamps with this one!
  • Paper Doll Dress Up Monster cut at 3 1/4 inches
  • Accent Essentials frame cut at 3 3/4 x 5 inches
  • Make a Monster Face Assortment from Peachy Keen
  • Black and purple Stickles
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 20, 2010

My Pink Stamper New Stamps!!

My Pink Stamper just announced four new stamp sets coming out.  I am so excited--I was hoping she would come out with some holiday ones and she did!  Be sure to check out her post from today and see the new sets coming soon--they are really awesome!


Her stamps are just the best, cute sayings and great quality.  If you don't have any yet, what are you waiting for?! 


Thursday, August 19, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

Here's the March card--St. Patrick's Day.  I used the Paper Doll Dress Up Cart for this shamrock.  This cartridge has so many extras!  I cut it at 3 inches.  I used the D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder for the background.  The ribbon and gems are both self stick.  And the stamp is a Studio G. 

This was one more I completed on the weekend!  My kids are going to be at a church retreat this weekend, so I hope to get some scrapping done this weekend and take a break from cards.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Father's Day

This card is definitely not fancy.  I do not make very many manly cards and I think this is why--LOL!  I used the Handy Man cartridge with the paint can cut to make this card.  I welded two 5 inch cans with shadow together on my Gypsy.  Then I cut the regular paint can at 4 3/14 inches along with the 'paint' cut.  The stamp is from Studio G.  I decided to show this because I don't have any other ideas for a Father's Day card.    We'll see if I can figure something else out!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Mother's Day Card

It's a bit strange to be posting all of these different holiday cards in August!   I'm not sure how I feel about this card.  It didn't turn out the way I planned.  I took the picture outside, but don't think the colors show very well on the computer.

The Happy Mother's Day came from the Mother's Day cartridge and is cut at 3 1/2 inches with the shadow.  It didn't seem to fit together very well, but doesn't look too bad. I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the words.  The frame came from French Manor and is 4 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches wide.  I added some white doodling to this.  I finished it off with irock gems.  

This is a busy week for me with my kids open houses and my work, so I am glad I got a lot done this past weekend.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Easter Card

Just a quick post.  This is an Easter card I made this weekend.  The cuts came from the Easter cartridge.  The bunny was cut at 2 1/2 inches.  I had planned a bow for him from the cartridge, but it didn't cut well.  So I added the gem and stickle 'ribbon'.   I also added some pink stickles to the ears.  The grass also came from this cartridge.  It's 2 inches tall and 5 inches wide.  The stamp is a Studio G.  I just love the ribbon I used, it goes well with the paper, I think.

Have a great Monday!!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mother's Day Cartridge Winner

I've been busy today making cards for my swap that's due on Saturday.  This means I need to get them in the mail by Wednesday--Yikes!! I've made 5 cards today and have 2 more to go :-)  But I did get my laptop back last night--Yay!  I'm still not sure what was wrong with it, but it didn't cost me anything and it's working again.

Now that I've babbled, here's the winner of the Mother's Day cartridge: 

Karen said...

Congrats and such a cute card! Absolutely love it! TFC!!

I'll just need your mailing information so I can send this out to you this week.  Thanks so much to everyone who entered!!


Thanks a Melon!

Here's a card I made for someone I work with.  She is so helpful and does things that are totally not her job, but loves to help!
I used the preserves cartridge and cut the melon at 3 1/2 inches.  All the paper is Bazzill, I just bought a package at Michael's yesterday.  I used my irock for the gems, self stick brown ribbon and a white pen to outline the edge of the melon.  The stamp is from MPS Fruit & Veggie Puns (love these!!). 

This is also a thank you to everyone who left such nice commments about my Desgin Team card!  I'll pick a winner at 8pm tonight for the Mother's Day Cartridge!!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Snappy Birthday Card

Here's the post I wanted to make yesterday!  My laptop will not turn on and I'm about to take it to the Geek Squad.  It's sounds easy to fix, but we'll see.  I had to load my camera software on the one other computer in the house, but it just doesn't work the same as on the laptop.  I really hope to get it fixed and back today (I am very spoiled and used to having that!)  I had already typed up the post Thursday night, so here you go!

Hi everyone!!  Thanks so much for all the sweet comments on my 1st My Pink Designer post from Thursday.  I feel so honored to be on Robyn's design team and to work with the other fabulous ladies on the team!!

This card is actually very neutral for me.  I did not add any stickles or extra bling (except the eyes)  so I could give it to a boy.  This is very rare for me as I'm much better at making girly cards!

I used Create a Critter for all the cuts.  The turtle is cut at 2 1/4 inches and the grass at 2 inches.  All the paper is from DCWV Spring Stack.  I used the Spots & Dots Cuttlebug folder for the background and self-stick brown ribbon.  I just had to add a little bling, and those are i rock gems for his eyes (I was sent a replacement and so far, so good!).  The stamp is from MPS More Punny-licious, of course!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Post delayed

I had a really cute card to post today but my laptop isn't working and then I had an all day work retreat.  Hopefully I'll post tomorrow.

I just want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments from my 1st Design Team post!! 


Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Pink Stamper Design Team Project

Hi everyone!!  I am so excited that this is my 1st My Pink Stamper Design Team project!  I hope everyone enjoys my card.  Make sure to go to My Pink Stamper's site to check out all the awesome projects from the rest of the Design Team! 
Here's how it came together:   All the cuts for this card came from Create-A-Critter.  This is just the best cartridge!!

The barn card is cut at 4 inches. I used my Gypsy to weld them together after I flipped one upside down. The white layer is the same barn but cut at 3 3/4 inches. Next, the black layer is cut at 4 inches. The cow and all it's layers are cut at 2 3/4 inches. And the last cut was the milk jug at 1 1/2 inches. I added this after realizing I had some space to fill!  The white layer has some embossing, but only on the part the cow is in front of.  I think this is a Sizzix folder, I just don't know the name.  I used a white, red, and a black pen to do all the 'stitching'. The milk jug has frosted lace stickles on it.   I added some self-stick gems on the barn roof--it just needed something, and I love bling!  The perfect stamp for this card is from MPS More Punny-licious: I love moo!  These are just the best stamps :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  In celebration of my 1st Design Team Project, I have a Mother's Day Seasonal cartridge to give awayPlease leave one comment and a way for me to contact you if you win.  I'll draw a winner Sunday night!  Contest is over.  Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School

Here's another card for my swap--I think.  I'm not sure I'm too fond of this one.  It was super simple to put together, especially since I designed it days ago in my Gypsy.  But I just don't have my mojo this week.  It's been busy with my kids starting school and busy at work.  Plus, I have a very sick Aunt out of state, so my heart is just not into being creative right now. 

I used Locker Talk for the whole card.  All the paper came from DCWV Flower Shower Spring Cardstock Stack.  I welded 2 of the back to school circles (5 inches each) together and just hid the words for the card base.  Then I cut the red layer at 4 1/2 inches.  I used the layers by hiding the works on one and the pencil on another to make them different colors.  These are also cut at 4 1/2 inches.  It has some white accents I added with a Signo pen and black stickles on the pencil.  To finish it off, I inked the edges with blue ink and wrapped a bit of twine on the side.

I hope to be a little more creative tomorrow and I might have a giveaway on Thursday, so stay tuned!!

P.S.  For those that have commented on the swap, I've only really been making the one card for the swap and not extras.  I have all the files on my Gypsy and can recreate if I want to.  Every swap is different, depending on who set it up.  That's what makes them fun!!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Halloween Card

Here's another card for my swap I'm in.  I still have 8 to go.  I'm going to get busy after I finish this post!!

Here are the details:
  • Happy Halloween Cut at 3 inches from Mini Monsters
  • Spider cut at 1 1/2 inches from Doodlecharms
  • Pattern paper from Recollections Halloween Stack
  • Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
  • Black and frosted lace stickles
  • Black pen for 'stitching'
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Pop Dots
Time to get crafting!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Get Whale!

It's been a busy week at my house since school started for the kids on Thursday.  So I haven't had much time to create this week. 

My husband's grandmother has shingles so I came up with this card that I hope will make her smile.
Here's what I used:
  • Create a Critter Whale cut at 4 inches; Starfish cut at 2 1/2 and in blackout
  • My Pink Stamper Punny-licious stamp
  • iRock Hot Rocks
  • Stickles--black, fruit punch and blue
  • Pink ribbon
  • Glitter paper
I hope to get some more projects done this week and posted.  I have 8 more cards to make for my swap and there were some sketch challenges I wouldn't mind doing :-) 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Reindeer Card

Here's another card for my swap--I'm making progress!  I just love the Create-A-Critter cartridge and had to make this reindeer for my Christmas card to include.  I cut the reindeer parts out at 3 1/4 inches and the little string of lights in the corner at 1 inch.  I made a trip out to J's Sunday and found this patterned paper which was perfect for this card.  I pop-dotted the nose on him and added red stickles.  I used Frosted Lace stickles on the lights.  The finished off with the Happy Christmas stamp from Studio G and some red ribbon!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Have a Grape Day!

This card gave me so much trouble!!  But I was determined to finish it :-)  I had trouble cutting out these pieces.  I had to recut some of the pieces because they did not cut out all the way.  I've since changed the blade housing number from 4 to 6.  I have no idea what it should be set at!

Here's the details:
Grapes from Preserves -- all cuts at 4 inches
My Pink Stamper Fruit & Veggie Puns Stamp
Bazzil paper
EK Success border punch
Paper Pizza patterned paper
Ribbon from stash
white pen for accents
self-stick gems
dimensional tape


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cuttlebug Folders Winner!

Just wanted to pop in and announce the winner of the 6 Cuttlebug Folders.  Random.org picked #21--Connie!!  Connie, look for an email from me and please send me your mailing address.  I'll be able to get these in the mail on Wednesday.

Thanks so much everyone for entering and visiting my blog!  I have an extra cartridge that I'm going to give away soon!


Turkey Card

I just bought Create-A-Critter yesterday and I love this cartridge!!  It is so easy to make the layers.  I made this card for the card swap I'm in.  The cards are due Aug.21 so I really need to get done with these.  I have  10 more to make!

I cut all the pieces at 3.25 inches.  I did a little white stitching and added stickles to the eyes.  The ribbon is self stick and the stamp is Studio G.  I hope My Pink Stamper makes some holiday themes soon.  These cheaper ones just don't stamp well! 

Don't forget that I'm drawing the Cuttlebug folders winner tonight!  Enter by 5pm on the post from 7/27.