Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Smiley Card

I was able to get the Gypsy carts download last night--WooHoo!  I LOVE being a Circle Member.  So I had to try out cutting something from the Smiley Cartridge.  I really would love a handbook so I know what the heck I'm doing.

I think this ice cream has some cheeks to cut out.  But, my Gypsy was going red and I wasn't feeling great (but had to finish!) so I improvised with i Rock gems.  I also added them for the eyes.  I added eyebrows with a marker because the pattern paper ripped just a bit and looked white, so I tried to fix it.

This is cut at 3 inches and only the base and the ice cream.  I also used a white pen for the stitching, MS Loopy edge punch and some pink ribbon.  The card is a bit smaller at 5 x 4 inches, I think.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns.

This looks to be a really fun cartridge!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fantabulous News!!!

Hi everyone!

Just had to share my wonderful news--I was picked to be on the new Design Team at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!!  I found out 2 days ago and wasn't sure I could say anything then.  I am so super exicted to be part of that wonderful blog. 

So make sure you enter the challenges on Mondays--they are lots of fun--and check out all the wonderful designers :)

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

I wanted to make something for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge this week.  The theme is Halloween, spooky or not.  I made this small treats and wanted to make a card too, but haven't been feeling well this week.  Which really stinks since my birthday is Sunday.  But I'm determined to go out to eat at some point--LOL!

Here are the details:
  • Sweet (shadow, phrase, shift phrase) cut at 2 1/2 inches from Mini Monsters
  • Treats (shadow, phrase, shift phrase) cut at 2 inches from Mini Monsters
  • My Pink Stamper Spooky puns stamps
  • Orange and 2 purple Stickles
I outline the letter of Sweet in 2 different purples.  The orange stickles went on the candy wrapper ends and topped an M & M bag.  For the bigger bag, I just used a scrap of purple to make the base.  It looked a little plain so I added the stamps.  That's all I got for creative right now.  But I do have 3 new cartridges on the way, so hopefully, I can get some Mojo for them!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco & Friends Week 7

Well, it's our last week of Serenade :(  We've made it through the entire cartridge!  I have loved all my cuts, but this week was a bit different.  I had a stand--yep, just a stand.  I had to add a bird cage to it, so I used one from this same cartridge.

Here are the details:
  • Stand cut at 4 inches, bird cage cut at 2 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Friends & Family stamp
  • Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls folder
  • Yellow glitter paper for the cage
  • DCWV mat stack paper
  • i Rock gems
  • American Crafts ribbon
The cuts were smaller than I thought they would be, but since it's a tall cut, I couldn't make it much bigger.  I think it turned out pretty good :)

Make sure to go visit everyone else and see their creations this week!

It's been so much fun going through this cartridge with everyone!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This wall decor item is for the Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge.  I really wanted to get this finished before this week, but soccer and DT stuff came 1st!
So it's a really rainy, yucky day so the lighting is not the best!  Here's another shot to see the dimension.

Here are the details:
  • Base cut out of chipboard at 7 inches from Home Decor
  • Flower and flower shadow cut at 3 inches from Home Decor
  • Butterfly and butterfly shadow cut at 2 inches from Home Decor
  • Create and create shadow cut at 2 inches from Home Decor
  • Yellow circle to fill in middle cut at 5 1/2 inches from Plantin Schoolbook
  • Fruit Punch, Cotton Candy and Frosted Lace Stickles
  • i Rock Gems
I cut the base from some chipboard and then cut it again in a yellow polka dotted paper.  The I cut it again in green so I could make the vine and the 'handle' a different color.

I decided I didn't like having an opening in the middle so I used DCWV glitter paper to make a circle to glue to the back.  I completely covered the flower and butterly in stickles and stickled the green parts.  I did use some pop dots to stick the layers together and to put on the create.  And of course, I added some i Rock gems to the word Create!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Poodle Pink

I made this card last night while waiting for My Pink Stamper's UStream to start.  Two cards in one night--I'm trying to catch up from not having crafting time this week :)

Here are the details:
  • Poodle from Create a Critter cut at 3 1/2 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious stamps
  • Peachy Keen Critter Faces
  • EK Success pawprint border punch
  • Pink stickles
  • Pink Ribbon
  • pop dots -- 2 different heights
I am not sure about all the paw prints.  I probably should only have put 2 but my daughter thinks it is cute.  The face stamp had a nose, but I did't want it.  So I used a marker to ink everything but the nose to stamp the face. 

Lots to do today, but the 9am soccer game is out of the way.  I'd love to gave a game that wasn't at 9 :)

Have a great Saturday!


Friday, October 22, 2010

My Pink Stamper UStream Challenge

Here's a card that I made for Robyn's 30 minute UStream Challenge.  We had to use pink, purple, and green. 

Here are the details:
  • Frog from Create a Critter cut at 3 1/2 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Even More Punny-licious stamp :)
  • Purple dotted ribbon
  • Pink Stickles
  • iRock gems for eyes
  • Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Folder
Quick and easy!  The green paper had a cut out of it so I gave the froggie a bow!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Craft Junkie Too Fall Design Team Post

Hi again everyone!  I usally don't post twice in one day, but this is my 1st Design Team post for Craft Junkie Too.  I'm so thankful to Tracy for picking me to be on one of her fall teams!

For my 1st project, I've made a wall hanging.  I actually used my Deep Cut Blade for the first time by cutting the chipboard for the base.  Here are the details:
  • Base cut out in chipboard and cardstock at 10 inches from Mini Monsters
  • Beware cut at 2 inches from October 31st
  • Spiderweb cut at 6 1/4 inches from October 31st
  • Spiders cut at 1 1/2,  2 1/2, and 3 1/2 inches from October 31st
  • Black stickles on Beware and Frosted Lace Stickles on web
  • i Rock gems
  • Several different ribbons/patterns tied on handle
  • Sponged black ink on edges and around web
This was so much fun to make and I just love how it turned out!  My daughter wants it for her room--she already took a framed piece I made for Halloween too--LOL!  But it's still hanging over my fireplace for now :)

Make sure to go over to Craft Junkie Too to see the rest of the Design Team's wonderful projects!!


Playing with Serenade with Flowerdisco and Friends Week 6

Week six brought this lovely bird for me to make.  If you saw my bird post last week, you'll see that I make blue birds--LOL!  I guess this is just my theme :)

Here are the details:
  • Bird cut at 3 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp
  • Winter Blues Swirl TPC Studios paper
  • iRock gems
  • Silver Stickles
  • American Crafts ribbon
I was really please at the way this turned out since I made it very quickly.  It was a super busy weekend at my house and I didn't have a lot of crafting time.

Now, make sure to visit everyone else and see the wonderful projects they made this week!

I also have my 1st CraftJunkie Too DT post today, so check back later to see another post from me!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pink ATG and a extra prize Winners!

I really wanted to have something made for you today, but I had a very busy weekend with soccer, kids and a sick husband.  
I do have the winner of the ATG gun.  It is Sharon C. aka 4kids4
she said...
How nice of you!! I've been eyeing these...but haven't been able to find one at M's or ACM. Thanks for the chance!
Since I've gone over 300 followers (wow!), I drew a second name for some other surprise goodies.  This random prize goes to
*A* said...
I've been a follower since I got my cricut (a whole two weeks now :)) and I would love to win an ATG! I live in a small town and nobody here carries them.  
If you could both send me your addresses, I can get your goodies in the mail this week.  Thanks so much to everyone for playing along--I really wish I had more ATG's to share with everyone!
I'll have my 1st DT post with CraftJunkie Too on Wednesday, along with another Playing with Serenade post as well so check back for more fun!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scrapbook Page/My Creative Time

Happy Saturday!  Today, I finished a scrapbook page.  I really wanted to get some other projects made, but we had soccer, errands and now we're having family movie time.  Emma has extended her Throwback Thursday so make sure to head over to My Creative Time to see the details.

I have a stack of picutres from our recent Disney trip and had to get started scrapping right away.  This is my 1st page.  I used Mickey Font for the words and  Everyday Paper Doll for the elephant.  I can't remember where the leaves came from.  I also used My Pink Stamper Family and Friends stamps on two of the leaves.


Friday, October 15, 2010


Happy Friday everyone! 

I'm sorry, I don't have a project for you today.  It's been a busy week!  I have several designed in my Gypsy though and maybe I'll have time tonight to cut some of them out :)

Thanks for all the sweet comments!  I did have someone ask if they minded if they made a card like mine--Of course not!!  I'd be honored :)  Also, someone asked where the Pink ATG can be found.  Well, they are supposed to be at Michaels, but I haven't seen it at mine.  I bought mine from Custom Crops on pre-order and the one I'm giving away I won directly from Scotch.

So I just wanted to remind you that I will be drawing the winner of the ATG on Monday so get your entries in by Sunday night.  Make sure to enter on the post from October 6!

Have a great Friday!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Pink Stamper Design Team Post

Hi everyone!  It's a My Pink Designer day--I just love these days :)

Robyn asked us to make a Winter Themed project.  I decided to go with the cute little bird from Create a Critter.  And I just got the punches this weekend.  I think it's my new addiction!  It's really not crooked, just the way I took the picture--LOL!

Here are the details:
  • Bird cut at 3 1/4 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp
  • Martha Stewart PATP snowflake punches
  • DCWV Flower Power blue glitter paper
  • i Rock gem for eye
  • Silver cording
  • Blue ink for edges
Make sure to visit My Pink Stamper and see all the Design team's projects.  And have I mentioned how awesome My Pink Stamper stamps are?  I really love how well they stamp and just how cute they are!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends Week 5

Here's week 5 card.  I had this lovely tree to use.  Here are the details:
  • Tree from Serenade cut at 5 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Everyday Life stamp
  • Imaginisce Apple Cider Collection paper
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Orange and Frosted Lace Stickles
Just another super easy card!  Now, go check out the other girls' work :)


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #31

The challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut this week is to make something to hang on the wall.  Well, I got several ideas at work on Monday and went home and make this one.  I used cardboard coasters from the Michael's Dollar spot for the bases.

Here are the rest of the details:
  • Pumpkin Carving cartridge cut at 3 1/4 inches
  • Plantin Schoolbook circles for background cut at 3 1/2 inches
  • My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns stamp
  • Recollections Halloween paper
  • i Rock gems for eyes
  • Black and silver stickles
  • American Crafts ribbon
I used my ATG to tape the ribbon on the back of the coasters and added some regular tape on top of that since you can't see it.  Ohh, I just realized I wanted the bats at the top!  Well, there's always next time. Helen

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    Winter Tag

    Hey everyone!  I was going to post something else, but the lighting is not good for it right now.  So look for a cute Halloween wall hanging tomorrow!

    So here's a winter tag I made this week as I was getting ready for a My Pink Stamper post.  Look for that on Thursday!!

    Here are the details:
    • Joys of the Season Tag Feature cut at 5 1/2 inches
    • The same tag with cup hidden on Gypsy cut at 5 1/2 inches in white
    • My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp
    • iRock gems
    • Signo white pen
    • White and blue ribbon
    It's been a great Monday--I know, those words don't usually go together--LOL!  But, Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too had a design team call, and I was chosen to be on one of her two teams!  It's going to be so much fun.  The 1st design team is posting on Friday and I'll be on the second team next week.  Stop by to see everyone!

    And make sure to visit My Pink Stamper all this week--she's having a fun week leading up to Karlee arriving!!  Today was making something for someone else so this tag fits right in.

    Lots going on--Thanks for visiting!

    Saturday, October 9, 2010

    My Creative Time Throwback Thursday

    Hi everyone!  We had a very early soccer game an hour away, so I just now got back to post this for Emma's challenge. Make sure to head over to My Creative Time to see her awesome project! This week it's a shape card with Create a Critter and you have to use orange.  Well, I was going to make a leaf shape card with a squirrel, but the leaves were not cooperating!  So I turned to this cute little penguin.  He has orange feet, beak and a scarf!  And I turned the igloo into a shape card that worked much better :)

    Here are the details:
    • Igloo from Create a Critter sized at 3.75 inches and welded together
    • Penguin from Create a Critter cut at 2.75 inches
    • My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp
    • Peachy Keen Critter Faces
    • iRock gems
    • Orange Stickles
    • Signo white pen
    This was super simple to make once I changed directions!  It would actually work for My Pink Stamper's Saturday challenge, but you need to make something after she posted.  So head over to her site to check out that challenge, too!


    Friday, October 8, 2010

    ATG Giveaway Reminder

    Hi everyone!  Sorry I don't have anything to show you.  We had a family movie night on Wednesday and then soccer practice Thursday.  But I designed lots of stuff in my Gypsy while waiting so I'll get started on that after work today!!

    Just wanted to remind everyone that I am giving away a Pink ATG!  If you've already entered, your chances are great--I only have 25 comments!  I will draw a winner Monday night so enter on Wendesday's post if you would like a chance.

    Have a great Friday!


    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Playing with Senerade by Flowerdisco and Friends Week 4 & a Giveaway!

    Here we are with week 4.  I've been having so much fun playing with this cartridge!  This week I had a cut number 25, a flower image.  I rolled the edges of the flowers a bit and used pop dots between the layers.  Here are the details:
    • Seranade flowers cut at
    • DCWV Flower Power Stack for all the colored paper
    • Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder
    • My Pink Stamper Everyday Life stamp
    • Martha Stewart Loopy Edge punch
    • American Crafts Ribbon
    • iRock (of course!)
    Now make sure to visit everyone else's blogs to see their wonderful creations they have made this week!  And at the bottom, is my giveaway.

    My name was drawn randomly, just for liking them, on the Scotch Facebook page to win a Pink ATG!  I had bought one when they 1st came out, so now I have one to give away to one of you.  It came on Monday, and had a roll of tape already loaded and that was it.  But, I did add another roll for the two rolls that it says on the box.
    Contest is over--Thanks for playing!!
    All I ask is that you be a follower, or become one, and leave one comment.  If you would like to tell others about it on your blog or Facebook, you can leave one more comment for a second entry!  I will draw a winner on Monday, October 18th.