Saturday, December 17, 2011

Secret Circle Sister Stocking Swap!

Hi everyone!!  I am so sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I have been super busy and have not had time to share anything lately.  I have crafted plenty, but due to time constraints, I haven't been able to even take pictures of any of the gifts I have created. :(   

I  want to share some pics of the awesome stocking I received from one of my Circle Sisters from the Secret Santa Stocking Swap we did.  This was so much fun... I can't wait to do it again. :)  I absolutely LOVE everything she sent... it is perfect! So here are the pics:

 Are you jealous????  Look at all that crafting goodness!! LOL!
 Here is the beautiful card she created for me!!
 Yummy!!!!  Hate to admit it, but there is not much left of this now. :(
And.... she made me this adorable glitter ornament!!  LOVE IT!

I was so excited when I opened all my fun little gifts. Thank you so much Michele!!!

Well, I have still a LOT to do before Christmas so I gotta run.  I hope I will be able to share some of the fun projects I am working on very soon.

Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello my crafty friends!!  I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We will be spending the day at my SIL's this year, along with 22 other  family members.... it will be a great day. :) We were all up early this morning making our yummy homemade stuffing.  Each one of us has our special job to do and we just have so much fun!!  The girls are responsible for toasting the sourdough bread and breaking it into small pieces (one does the toasting, one does the breaking apart of the bread)  I am responsible for the chopping of the the celery, onions and green onions and my DH does the sauteing of the butter and celery/onion mix, plus he uses his "secret" spices to make it taste PERFECT!!  The we mix all the stuffing mix, sourdough bread and celery/onion mix together for the yummiest stuffing EVER!! :)   We are also bringing our mashed sweet potatoes... also very delicious!   Mmmmmmm.... can't wait!

I always enjoy this day... just sitting around talking with our family, eating yummy food, and going through all the Black Friday papers together! It truly is a great day.

I hope you all will be able to spend the day with your loved ones as well and have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Big Hugs,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!

Hello my crafty friends!  First of all, I would like to thank all of the people who stopped by my blog during the Halloween Hop. I am always so humbled and overwhelmed with the nice comments that are left... I truly appreciate each and every one. :) 

Alright, enough with the mushy stuff... I know why you are here!  You want to know who  won the blog candy from the hop, right???  So without further ado.... drum roll please.......

The winner of the holiday twine sampler (picked by is comment #23  Beckie!
Beckie said...

Good stuff. Super project.

Congrats Beckie!!  Please email me at got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom with your address and I will ship your twine out right away!! 

Thank you all once again.  Tomorrow I will be posting my DT project over at Imagine, Create, Share. Please stop by and check it out!!

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Good morning and welcome to our Halloween blog hop!  We have several talented ladies who will be sharing fun Halloween projects with you today, to hopefully inspire you to create some Halloween crafts of your own!  If you just happened upon my blog, please go to Kimberli's blog at to start from the beginning, so you don't miss anything!  There will be some fun giveaways along the way, so be sure to hop by each of the blogs so you don't miss any!

Today I am sharing some really cool tile coasters!  I have been experimenting with vinyl lately and I just love how easy it is to use.  (and cheap too... I only paid 11 cents for each tile at Lowe's!)  I designed these using my Gypsy, but most of it could be done just using your Cricut machine on it's own. ("Beware" was welded with my Gypsy) The images are from Happy Hauntings, October 31st. and Pumpkin Carvings. 

What would a hop be without some fun blog candy!  I will be giving away some twine in holiday colors. Orange, black, green and red!!

Just become a follower of my blog, leave a comment and a way to contact you if you are the winner! :)

I will be entering this into the Cricut Circle Month Challenge: Halloween Home Decor , the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Spooky Time, create a project with a ghost on it and More Than Favors: anything goes.

Thanks so much for stopping... I hope you enjoyed my project!
Please go to the very talented Crystal's blog next - here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way!

Kim @ Kimberli's Creations -
Chris @ Get Inspired With Chatterscene -
Tracy @ My Scrap Escape -
Maria @ Creative By Design -
Susan @ Cricut & Grasshopper -
Renee @ I Came, I Saw, I Created -
Dana @ Paper Memories 4 U -
Lori @ Got 2 B Crafting -
Crystal @ Creations By Crystal -

Sis @ Paper, Craft, and Scissors -

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cricut Circle Blogaversary Challenges!!

Hello, Happy Friday!  Today I wanted to share a couple of cards I made for the Blogaversary Challenges on the Cricut Circle Blog.  There are a total of 6 challenges, but so far I was only able to get two of them done.  I just started last night, so that's actually not too bad for me! LOL!

The first challenge I did was: Use your Imagine Machine to print a background (it can be a solid color or a patterned paper from your Imagine cartridge) and use it on your project as well as cutting an image of your choice in layers- that’s right, choose the layers option on your image and print out one or all of the layers offered, piece them together on your project!

And the second challenge I did was:   Create a project of your choice using your Cuttlebug machine as the main focus. Your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts

I am pretty happy with how they turned out, especially since I made them in such a short amount of time (for me!)  So wish me luck!!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a very CRAFTY weekend!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I want CANDY!!

Hello my crafty friends!  Today I am sharing a  Halloween card I did for my post over at Imagine, Create, Share for Use Your Stash Wednesday.  I will be entering it in a Halloween challenge at Wee Memories as well.  I just love Halloween, and I especially love those darn CANYDY CORNS!  Ok, who am I kidding, I really love ALL CANDY!! :)  So as you will see, my love for candy was the inspiration for my card.

Cartridge used:  Smily Cards
Paper:  Patterned paper - DCWV ,    Solid paper- adhesive backed from Sizzix
Stamps:  faces - Peachy Keen,  sentiments - Scrappy Moms Stamps,  inside card image - Stampin Up

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my card!
Have a CRAFTY day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Too Cute to Spook card

Hello everyone! Sorry I am posting so late, but I was very busy today and never got the chance until now.  I wanted to share a  card I made for a Halloween card swap over at the Peachy Keen Connection as well as a few different challenges.   My design on this card changed several times, but I am really happy with the way it turned out!  I hope you like too!  The challenges I will be entering are:  Scrappy Mom's Stamps Terrific Tues Challenge: Mini Monsters Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog ,  and Wee Memories Challenge Blog - Favorite Technique, in which I chose faux stitching.  Thanks so much for stopping by. As always, I love reading each and every comment.  I hope have a CRAFTY DAY!!

Cartridges used: Mini Monsters and Celebrate with a Flourish
Stamps:  Scrappy Mom stamps (front sentiment) Peachy Keen (face stamps)  Stampin Up (inside sentiment and design)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Halloween Pillow Box

Hello everyone!  Happy Tuesday to you! I hope you all are having a good start to the week.  Last Friday was my turn on the DT over at Imagine, Create, Share in which I had to post the challenge for Imagine That Friday.  In all my craziness, I never had the chance to post it here on my own blog! :(    I decided to do a "create your own pattern/ designer paper" using the Imagine.  I just looooove making my own pattern paper, it is so fun!!!  The possibilities are endless! 

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I'd take out some of my Halloween cartridges and see what fun image I could use.  I found this cool looking black cat on the October 31st cartridge.  I totally love the way it turned out!!  Here is the end result:

If you would like to see the tutorial for this box or join in on the challenge, go check out Imagine, Create, Share.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my project today! :)
Have a very Crafty Day!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Celebrate... It's your birthday!

Hello my crafty friends!!  I hope you all are doing well.  How is everyone adjusting to the kids being back at school??  We seem to be doing fine, although the getting up in the morning part is still a bit difficult! LOL!

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my niece who turned 20! She is just the cutest thing... can't believe she is officially no longer a teenager.  Time just goes waaaaay too fast these days. :(

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:

BIRTHDAY SUNDAES Challenge #25:  Create a birthday card with a sentiment

PEACH KEEN STAMPS Sketch Challenge #60Create a card based on the layout provided

WEE MEMORIES Challenge #66:  "Simply Sentiments"! Just use any sentiment in your creation or as the "focal" point of your creation!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my card. :)  As always, I LOVE to read your comments.
Have a CRAFTY day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My first post as a DT member!!

Hello everyone!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I am so super excited because today is my first post as a Design Team member over at the new blog Imagine, Create , Share.    Here is the card I created for the Use Your Stash Challenge... I would be thrilled if you hopped on over and joined us. :)  Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my card.
Have a Crafty Day!!

Cartridges used: 
A Child's Year:   Card base and layers
Weddings:  heart
MS All Occasion Cake Art:  Happy Anniversary

Stampin Up:  Kraft and Whisper White paper,  Pattern Paper from Sampler pack, Chocolate Chip ink, Antique Brass brads
DCWV: Flower Shower stack
Gelly roll white pen, charm and hemp twine from stash

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tinkerbell Birthday card!!

Hello my crafty friends!! Today I am sharing a card I made for a friends daughter's birthday.  For some reason I totally struggled with designing this card, but in the end, I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.   I am entering this card in a few different challenges.  Birthday Sundaes Challenge #21    , Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #58, and  the Paper Craft Weekend Challenge (Facebook).  Thank you so much for stopping by. I have a few other cards I will be posting , so please check back soon.  I would love to know what you think of my card! Hope you have a crafty day!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My California Pennant!!

Hello my friends!   Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.  My life has been a bit chaotic over the last month.  Besides the girls being out of school for the summer, we have been having our kitchen remodeled the past 4 weeks!  What an experience this has been..... I am certainly ready for it to be done! I think we have about another week, then we should be good to go.  I tell ya, I can't wait to use a dishwasher again... washing dishes in a bathtub just ain't easy! LOL!!  Anyway, I haven't been able to get much crafting done, but I did want to share the pennant I submitted for the Cricut Circle Road to CHA pennant contest. We were supposed to create a pennant that prepresented our state, country or province using the pennant from the Birthday Bash cartridge.  All the paper was designed with my Cricut Imagine and I used the 50 States and Destinations cartridges for the cuts.  I know there were a ton of awesome pennants submitted, so my chances of winning are quite small, but I had a good time making this, so I guess that is what really matters!!  I would love to know what you think, so if you could leave me a comment, I would really really appreciate it! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a CRAFTY day!!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pretty Princess Gift Bag - Guest Designer Day!!

Hello my crafty friends!!  This is a very exciting day for me! I have been given the honor of being a guest designer for Kassidy over at Inking It Up Crazy. I was asked to make a Princess or Fairy themed project and decided to do something other than a card.  I had so much fun making this cute little Princess bag... I think I am going to make some more!!

Cartridges Used
Once Upon A Princess: Princess and Gift Bag (gift bag was stretched using my Gypsy)
Life is a Party: Pretty Princess
Elegant Edges:  Oval Scallop (image stretched using my Gypsy)
Imagine More Cards (Imagine): All pattern paper used on Princess

Paper: DCWV Sweet Stack

Face Stamp: Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Faces

Misc: I-Rock rhinestones, Bakers Twine, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink, and ribbon from stash

As I mentioned on an earlier post, Kassidy is having a Birthday Bash celebration the entire month of June.  She is having fabulous giveaways and showcasing some amazing guest designers as well, so head on over and take a look!!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you liked my project!! :)
Have a crafty day!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Giveaway everyday.... and a card!!!

Hello my crafty friends!  I wanted to let you know that Kassidy over at Inking It Up is having a Birthday Bash the entire month of June.  She is having a daily giveaway and showcasing some of her fabulous work as well as the work of many other super talented crafters.  I will also be a guest designer on June 15th and am sooo excited for this opportunity!!  Woo Hoo!! :)  You don't want to miss out on all the fun, so hop on over and take a look!!

Here's a card I made for a friend of mine.  No Cricut on this one, I decided to pull out some of my barely used Stampin Up stamps instead.  I like the way it turned out.. I hope you do too!! :)

I hope you have a very crafty weekend!


Friday, May 27, 2011

Graduation card

Hello my crafty friends!!  I hope you are doing well.  I am still in disbelief that school is almost out... my girls are soooo excited!!  So with school coming to an end, I have been busy making some graduation cards.  Today I am sharing a card that I made for a friend of my mom's.  Her niece is graduating H.S. and she requested a card with a pig holding roses!! I guess her niece LOVES pigs. :)   So here is what I came up with...  I really hope she likes it!! Thanks for stopping by...
Have a Crafty day!

I will be entering the card in the following challenges:
Cricut Cardz Challenge #76: Graduation
Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #52

Pig: Create a Critter (elongated using Gypsy)
Gown: Everyday Paper Dolls (altered with Gypsy and hand cut to fit)
Cap: Locker Talk
Diploma: A Child's Year
2011: American Alphabet (preloaded on E2)

Paper: White glitter (DCWV Christmas Glitter Mat Stack), SU Kraft, Green Pattern (SU Prints Pack)
Stamp: SU Congrats Stamp set
Gems: I-Rock
Misc:  gold brad, bakers twine: (The Twinery), black Zig Millenium pen, white Gelly Roll pen, Stickles, gold wire

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The NEW Cricut Blog is here!!!

Hello everyone!  In case you have not heard yet, Provo Craft just launched the new Cricut Blog today!  This blog will be full of announcements, information, deals and creative projects meant to inspire everyone who loves Cricut.  They are also having a giveaway of $100 in Cricut store credit each day for 7 days.  Go, hurry... check it out!
Thanks for stopping by. I will posting some new cards I am working on shortly!
Have a CRAFTY day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hello everyone!  I hope all you mom's out there are having a wonderful Mother's Day. My day started out with breakfast in bed, made by my two DD's and a few lovely hand made gifts from them.  It was very special and I will always remember this special day.  My DH was wonderfual as well, he cleaned the house and made dinner for my mother and I..... mmmmm, it was good!!

Anyway, here is the card I made for my mom... I hope she likes it!!  Thanks for stopping by today, I would love it if would let me know what you think of my card!
Have Crafty Day.

Challenges entered:
Creative Critterz Imaginations: Mother's Day
FCCB: Challenge #58  Flower Shower
Cricut Circle Blog Challenge: Tic Tac Toe (used Imagine patterned paper, used Cuttlebug folder, use flower cut)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fishing you a Happy Birthday!

Hello... Happy Sunday everyone! What a beautiful day it is here today, loving the sunshine!  I hope you all are having a wonderful day too!  I wanted to share a card that I made for my stepdad for his birthday.  I used the sketch provided in the Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge.  I just think this little fish is hysterical! I hope you liked my card today! Thanks for stopping by.
Have a crafty day!

Challenges entered:
Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge #50
Birthday Sundaes: Anything Goes

Smiley Face cartridge
Imagine More Cards Imagine cartridge
Blast Off Imagine cartridge
Imaginisce paper

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Easter Treat Bags

Hello everyone! I know it's not Easter anymore, but I haven't had time to post the treat bags I made for my family for Easter. I thought these came out soooo cute and just had to share! I couldn't decide if I like the bunny with the faux stitching or without, so I did some with, some without and one that had partial stitching!! LOL!   I would love to know what you think of them! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a Crafty Day!

Challenge I am entering:
Cooking With Cricut: Challenge #26

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Blessings!

Hello again my friends!  Here is my second post for the day.  This is a card I made for my lovely MIL for Easter.  This was made using my Imagine Enjoy the Seasons cartridge.  I am really really loving this cartridge, which is good cuz I spent A LOT of money on it! LOL! I still need to work on some more Easter baskets and treat bags for tomorrow, so I gotta go!!  I hope you enjoyed my card!  I wish you all a very Happy Easter!

Challenges entered:
BBTB2: use any egg
Creative Critterz Imaginations: Easter using Imagine cartridge

Happy Easter Basket

Hello all my crafty friends! Today I am sharing one of the many baskets I have made in the last week. I have seen this fence style basket on quite a few blogs...  I am not sure who came up with it first, but I love it!! I made several of these for the teachers at my girls' school and they all seemed to really like them.  I was running late in finishing these, so my pics are not that great. I literally grabbed one of the baskets and just shot a few quick pics so I could post.  Unfortunately, I picked one of the baskets that wasn't a favorite of mine, but I think it is still cute! (plus I forgot to take a picture of the yummy candy inside!)  Oh well, I hope you like my post today... leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Have a very Crafty Day!

Challenges that I am entering with this project:
FCCB: Challenge Me Monday # 56, use a bunny or chick
Cooking with Cricut: Challenge #26, Easter

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's a Girl!!

Hello crafters! Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend's daughter's teacher, who is having a baby girl. I really had fun making this card! I used the New Arrival cartridge that I have had for a looooong time, but I don't think I have ever used it.  This entire card was made using white cardstock then printed and cut using my Imagine....  I just love that machine!  :)    I would love to know what you think about my card...  I so enjoy reading your comments!  Thank you for stopping by!
Have a Crafty Day!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
  Scrappy Moms Stamps:  Terrific Tuesday Challenge  New Arrival
  Sentimental Sunday: Treasured Moments
  Wee Memories: Tangled Up (use twine)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Some more Yummy blog candy for you!

Hello everyone!  What a beautiful spring day today in California! Woo Hoo... loving the sunshine! I am so sorry for those who have not yet been able to enjoy spring yet, but it's on it's way.. I promise! :)  I thought I would share with you the chance to win some super fabulous blog candy!  Amy, over at Scrapping Mommy, is having a FAVORITE THINGS giveaway. I think you will agree with her on some of her favorites, and she is giving them away.  Go take a look, you won't want to miss out on this one!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

HUGE Blog Candy Alert!!

Happy Saturday my crafty friends!! I just wanted to let you know about some super yummy blog candy being given away at Cooking With Cricket.  You should go check it out... then take a look around the blog, if you haven't seen it before, there are some awesome projects and great challenges too!  I hope you all have a super weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!
Have a crafty day.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bunny Hugs!

Hello my crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I did for several challenges. I had a lot of fun making this card and I think it came out pretty darn cute!  I put the little bunny on an Action Wobble, now my kids can't stop playing with it! LOL!! I am so happy Spring is here and I am definately looking forward to some warmer, non rainy days!!  Thanks for stopping by... I hope you enjoyed my card today!
Have a Crafty Day!!

Cartridges: Imagine Nursery Tails, Simply Charmed
Stamps: Peachy Keen Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Faces, Emma's Color Me Happy (sentiment)
Paper: Stampin Up
Baker's Twine
Glossy Effects
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
Gelly Roll pen

Challenges entered:
Peachy Keen: Sketch Challenge #48
CardzTV: Bunny Card  (darn, I missed the deadline by a few hours!!)
My Creative Time: Throwback Thursday
The Paper Variety: Tic Tac Toe   (my three items are stamped image/sentimetn, make a card, use scallops)
Scrapbookaholic by Abby: Challenge #2

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Eeyore Birthday Card

Happy Sunday all you crafty people!! Today is the first day without rain in two weeks... Woo Hoo!! And, it looks like no rain next week either, so I am definately doing a Happy Dance!  Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend of my mom's.... I hope she likes it!!  I will also  be submitting this for the FCCB Birthday Card Challenge! :)  I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by! As always, I truly appreciate your comments. :)

Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Twinery Bakers Twine
I-Rock gems
Stampin Up paper

Friday, March 11, 2011

She With The Most Supplies Wins!

Hello everyone!!  I don't know what it is, but when it comes to these Cricut Circle Challenges, I just can't seem to get it done until the VERY last  moments. Here is a wall hanging I made for my craft room using the Cricut Everyday cartridge. (This is made using a 11X14 canvas). There are a lot of fun images and awesome phrases on this cartridge... I can't wait to make some more fun projects!!   I haven't put the ribbon around the canvas yet, so I don't have it hanging on my wall yet, but when I get it done, I will post another pic!!  :)  Thanks for stopping by! As always, I would love any comments you would like to leave.  Have a crafty day!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

You're a Peach!

Hello my crafty friends! Well here I am again, posting for a couple of challenges late at night because one of them is over in a couple of hours!! Time is just flying by so quickly and I can't manage to get things done without rushing... ugh!! Anyway, here is a card I made using my Imagine and the Better Together cartridge for the images. I used my Wild Card cartridge to make the shape. I apologize for the not so good pic, but that's what you get when you take a picture at 10 pm!  LOL!!    :)  I hope you like my card... I would love it if you would leave a comment.  Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a Crafty Day!!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Creative Critterz Imaginations (use your Imagine, no other restrictions)
Peachy Keen Stamps~Let's Face It Fridays (use stitching, faux or real, plus you must use a PK face stamp. Peachy Keen stamps are my absolute favorite accessory for my Cricut cuts..they really make everything soooo cute!

FCCB Challenge

Hello all you crafty people!!  Here are two cards that I made for the FCCB Challenge. We are required to make a shaped card... no other rules!  I have been wanting to use my Hello Kitty cartridge, so this was perfect. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ProMarker Giveaway!!

Hello all you crafty people!!
I just wanted to let you know about a fabulous giveaway over at The Frugal Crafter.  Lindsey is giving away a set of ProMarkers (your choice of 3 different sets) just for leaving a comment. How easy is that???  She also has a couple of awesome videos showing you how to use the markers as well.  I have always wanted to learn how to use these and she did a great job with the tutorial.  So what are ya doing... head on over and take a look!!  I am working on a couple of different projects right now, so I will be posting again soon.  Thanks for stopping by... and good luck if you enter the contest at The Frugal Crafter!
Have a Crafty Day!