Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Pink Stamper Imagine Pink Wednesday Challenge

Hello again.... Here is my second post for the day!!  Woo Hoo!! This card was made for the MPS Imagine Pink Wednesday Challenge.  We are required to use our Imagine, if we have one, and make something SUPER YUMMY!!!  Of course, the Cricut YUMMY cartridge was the first one to come to mind. There are so many fun images to choose from, but it's one of my girlfriends' birthday today, so I wanted to make her a card.  This card took all of about 10 minutes to create...  you gotta love the Imagine, it makes things come together so quickly!! It's certainly not my best card, but I think it came out pretty good. :) As always, all comments are greatly appreciated.... they really make my day!! Thanks for stopping by... Have a Crafty Day!!

My Circle Blog Monthly Challenge entry

Hello!!  I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!!  We are getting a bit of rain today, but I can't complain since we have been having the most beautiful spring like weather for the past two weeks!!  Today I am sharing the card I made for the Circle Blog monthly challenge. Our challenge was to scraplift an idea from one of the DT members since the blog began.  This was definately not an easy choice to make, there are so many beautiful creations to choose from.  When I saw the house on this calendar, I knew I had to do something with it because it reminded me of our house.  With a few little changes, it is ALMOST perfect... we even have a tree out front with a swing hanging from it!! This is the first stair step card I have done, and I must say... I really like doing these types of cards.  I will be making more of this style for sure. My family totally freaked out when they saw the card... I am pretty sure they liked it!!!  I hope you like it too!! Thanks for stopping by...... Have a Crafty Day!!

 My scraplift inspiration:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wee Memories Sketch Challenge & My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!  I am so excited to see what new products are being announced at CHA... I would have loved it if there was a SuperShow this year. I have seen glipses of some of the new stuff and all I can say is I better win the lottery tonight!!! LOL!!  Anyway, the card I am sharing today is for two different challenges.  First of all, Wee Memories is having a sketch challenge, so the layout of this card is based on that. When I saw the scallop at the top, it immediately made me think of an awning, so that is what sparked this idea. Also, My Pink Stamper is having a birthday challenge so I obviously made this into a birthday card. I know quite a few Starbucks lovers, so this will be good to have on hand. :)  This card was a lot of fun to make.... plus I got to use my Cricut markers, which have hardly been used at all!!  Thanks for stopping by... I hope you liked my card!!!
Have a Crafty Day!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crafting with Cristina and BBTB 2 Challenge

Wow... this is my third  post of the day!!  I just realized that the challenge over at Crafting with Cristina was ending today, so I literally threw this card together.  I actually made this card in less than an hour, including coming up with the design!!  For me, that is incredibly fast!  I can spend days trying to come up with a card design... LOL! The challenge was to use black, white and gray (silver) only.  I am also submitting this card for the challenge over at BBTB 2 where you must incorpate butterflies!  Anyway here it is... what do you think????  I really like it, especially since I have never done a black and white card before.  Thanks for stopping by. Have a Crafty 'Day!

Butterflies: MS Elegant Cakes cartridge
Paper:  DCWV Glitter Stack
Misc:  SU scallop punch, I-Rock gems, SU ribbon

Momo's Challenge #20 submission

Hello again!!

Today I am sharing a project I made for the challenge over at Made By Momo.  The requirements for the challenge is to make something with a Princess theme.  I decided to make this cute little gift bag for my daughter who is having a birthday in about 3 weeks.  She is such a Princess.... I know she will love this!  The gift bag is from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge but is altered using my Gypsy.  I stretched the image so it would fill the entire 12x12 mat.  I have included the recipe down below.  Thanks so much for stopping by... I hope you enjoyed today's project! Of course, I am always thrilled to read your comments!~ Have a Crafty Day!!


Gift bag and Princess cuts:  Once Upon a Princess cartridge
Scalloped Ovals:  Lacy Labels cartridge (the inner scalloped oval was altered with the Gypsy to fit)
Cardstock: DCWV Sweet Stack and Nana's Nursery Baby Girl Glitter stack
Misc: I-Rock gems, SU Chocolate Chip ink, Cotton Candy Stickles for the star on "Princess"

Imaginisce CHA Sneak Peek: Berrylicious, Little Cutie and Happy Camper

Hi Everyone!!! 

I just wanted to share the Sneak Peek I saw  from Imaginisce. You HAVE  GOT TO GO LOOK at these new collections.... OMGosh, I am in love!!!  I can't decide which one I like the best, they are all incredible!! (I will give you a tiny glipse of what you will see) Come back here and let me know which is your favorite!! Hope you have a Crafty Day!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Imagination Monday Card Challenge

Hi everyone!!

Today I am sharing a card I made for Emma's Imagination Monday Challenge. The theme for the challenge is "Sweet"/"Valentine"... I obviously went with the Valentine theme. This card was really easy to make, once I decided on what image I wanted to use. (that took about 3 hours!.... seriously!!) I really really wanted to use my Peachy Keen face stamps on this, but the heart image only comes with the face on it! :( I know I could have flood filled with another pattern print then stamped, but I liked the swirly hearts on the pattern paper on this image,so I just went with it. I think it came out pretty cute. As always, I appreciate you stopping by and I cherish your comments. Happy Crafting!!


Cartridges;  Better Together, Imagine More Cards
Cardstock:  SU Crumb Cake
Misc:  Hemp twine, white Gelly Roll Pen, SU Chocolate Chip ink, and SU dimensionals (pop dots)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Scrappy Mom's Challenge, FCCB Sweet Shop


Here is the card I did for the 1st Ever Terrific Tuesday challenge over at Scrappy Mom's and also for the FCCB Sweet Shop Challenge.   The Scrappy Mom Stamps challenge is to use the Birthday Bash cartridge. I was excited about the challenge because it gave me a chance to use this cart. I have had it for awhile, but hadn't done anything with it.  The challenge at FCCB is incorporate something sweet... my kind of challenge!! :)   I had a lot of fun  making this card and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  What do you think??? Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!!

Cupcake and Sprinkles: Birthday Bash cart
Sprinkle Shaker: From My Kitchen (salt and pepper shaker, altered on Gypsy)
Sentiment Stamp: Scrappy Mom's Stamp
Background paper: Happy Birthday paper from Imagine Yummy cart
Cardstock base: Stampin Up Craft paper
Misc: Cuttlebug Swirl folder, paper crimper, white Gelly Roll pen, SU Chocolate Chip ink

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Card entry for Jinger's Card Making contest


Today I am sharing the card I made for the Card Making Contest Jinger (Provocraft) announced to celebrate the release of the new Yudu Card Making machine on HSN.  The winners will be receiving the new YUDU CARD MAKER and the new product from Anna Griffin.  The requirements for the contest are as follows:
Create a card using at least one Anna Griffin product (it can be anything!) and one or more of the following cartridges. You may use other cartridges on the card, but the majority of the design needs to represent one or more of the following cartridges:

•Don Juan Cartridge
•Winter Lace Seasonal Cartridge
•Wall Decor & More

I found a couple pieces of Anna Griffin vellum after searching for almost a week.. then added a few cuts from the Wall Decor & More cartridge.   This card is VERY simple, so I am sure I won't be one of the winners, but I like how it turned out! :)  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge and FCCB

Hello....  Nothing like submitting a card in the last moments! LOL!  Here is a card I did for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge (needs to be postd in less than an hour!) and for the FCCB challenge as well.  I am not thrilled with how this turned out, but I simply ran out of time.   The rules of the Circle challenge are as follows:    We challenge you to incorporate white paint, metal, and a snowflake cut on your project this week.  The requirements for the challenge at FCCB is to incorporate some kind of winter clothing/accessory, hence the hat and gloves!!  (Oh... I found my samples of Action Wobbles so I cut one down to fit under the hat.  I REALLY like those little things!!) Maybe when I see this card in the daylight I will like it better! LOL!  Well.... here's the card.  If you leave a comment, please don't be too hard on me.  :)
Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Peachy Keen LFIF Thank you card challenge

Hello everyone... Happy Wednesday!! Today I have a card that I am submitting in the Peachy Keen, Let's Face It Friday challenge. This is my first time doing a challenge at PKS and I am sooo excited!!  This week's challenge is to create a Thank You card using PK face stamps.  I am IN LOVE with PK face stamps and am excited to participate for the first time. :)  I really like how this card turned out.... let me know what you think!!  Thanks for stopping by.... HAPPY CRAFTING!!

Card base: Cut at 4.5" using the Wild Card cartridge, pg. 52 - Paper SU Ruby Red
Pie: Smily Face cart, paper is from the Imagine cartridge Kate's Kitchen
Face Stamp:  PKS Everyday Character... a must have set!!
Sentiments:  Thanks is from SU Fabulous Phrases and Sweetie Pie is from Pink  By Design Simply Everything
Misc:  Cuttlebug folder Seeing Spots (?) White Gelly Roll pen and white ribbon from stash. Inking was done using SU Chocolate Ship classic ink.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Snowy Challenge Card: Made by Momo, FCCB, and Cooking with Cricut

Hi everyone!!
    I have been having a wonderful day!  Today is my birthday, and my girls wanted mommy to have breakfast in bed.  With the help of daddy, I enjoyed pancakes, bacon, and coffee, along with a beautiful freshly picked flower on my tray.  It was so sweet!!  I have to admit tho... it was very hard for me to just lay in bed and wait!  At one point I was actually beginning to wonder if I was going to be trapped in my room all morning!! LOL!

   Anyway.... here is a card I made to participate in a few challenges.  The first challenge is the FCCB Challenge Me Monday #41 Snowy Delights then the Tuesday Challenge at Made By Momo and Cooking with Cricut. All of these challenges were to incorporate snow, snowflakes or a snow theme. Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you liked my card!!   Happy Crafting!!

Girl Image: Winter Frolic (I removed the ice skate blades)
Trees: Winter Woodland
Snow: Hand cut
Stamp: Scrappy Mom's (sentiment) and Peachy Keen Princess Face
Paper: base card - SU;  white - Colorbox textured;  Imagine More Cards for patterned paper/solid colors
Misc: Cuttlebug embossing folder, I-Rock gems and Star Dust stickles

Friday, January 7, 2011

Emma's Imagination Monday Chinese New Year Challenge

Hello!  I was so excited to make this card for the challenge over at  Emma's  My Creative Time.The challenge is to make a project to celebrate the Chinese New Year. I have always wanted to use the Panda cut on the Create a Critter cartridge, but haven't had the opportunity to do so until now. I don't have the Pagoda cartridge  to do a more traditional Chinese card and I think a lot of people are using a rabbit for their card for the Year of the Rabbit, so I wanted to do something a little different. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am soooo loving my Imagine right now!  It is so fun mixing the older cartridges with the Imagine patterns and colors.  The entire card, minus the card base, was created using my Imagine. The recipe for the card is shown below the picures.  Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my card today. Happy Crafting!!

Base card: SU Crumb Cake cardstock cut to make a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card
Red Background Frame: Pattern paper from DCWV Amber Autumn stack, cut at 6.2" using Just Because Cards cartridge
Panda: Cut at 3" using Create A Critter and the colors are from Imagine More Cards
Hat: Cut at 3" using Create A Critter and colors and pattern print from Best Friends cartridge
Bamboo: Cut at 5" using Create A Critter and pattern from Kate's Kitchen
Chinese New Year sentiment: Cut at 1.7" using Designer Calendar using Imagine standard black. It is actually layered because the first time around I forgot to put the Imagine back on print and cut, so it only cut. I like it better this way anyway....  adds a bit more dimension! :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Submission

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, we certainly did.  The kids are back in school today, a bit sluggish this morning, but we made it!

Today I am posting a card I made to submit for the My Pink Stamper Design Team.  I am sooo excited to give this a shot.  I absolutely ADORE Robyn... she is THE ONE that got me started in card making.  I had actually intended on scrapbooking when I received my Cricut, but once I found Robyn on YouTube and watched her card tutorials, it was all over!!!  :)  In the last two years, sadly I have not scrapped one page, BUT I have made A LOT of cards and my family and friends always enjoy getting them. It has been incredibly fulfilling and I love, love paper crafting!! My resolution this year is to start scrapbooking, so I am excited about that!

The requirements of the submission are:
Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using my favorite colors......  Pink, Green, Brown, and other optional color of your choice.

 Being on Robyn's DT would be an honor and a dream come true, so I am definately keeping my fingers crossed. :)   So with out further ado..... here is my card. Let me know what you think???

This card was made using my Imagine and it was super easy to do.  Here is the recipe:

Owl:  Create a Critter cart, cut at 2.7". Pattern paper and pink background from Better Together cart and brown wings are SU creamy caramel inked with SU Chocolate Chip.  The eyelashes are actually from an SU punch, Spring Bouquet, in which I cut the flower in quarters and applied to the back of googlie eyes!

Branch: Create a Critter, cut at 2.7". The limb is SU Creamy Caramel, inked with SU Chocolate Chip and the leaves are cut using pattern paper from the Imagine More Cards cart.

Background: The frame is cut at 3.9" using a standard shape on the Imagine. The blue color is from the Imagine More Card cart.

Card Base: Textured brown paper from my stock

Ribbon: SU Certainly Celery 1/4" grossgrain.

Sentiment Stamp: My Pink Stamper "Punny-licious" stamp set