Sunday, February 28, 2010

Joy - rocking horse

Trying to get the old time Christmas with a brighter edge, Stamp from Martha Stewart, sentiment from SU, Swirls from (I think K&Co) added glitter and used my coluzzle to cut the circles. Ribbon from Target dollar bin.Added bling to the swirls and the corner - it was lacking something.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Layout from Doodle Palace
Polly Craft - to use two diff stamps - I used three
And CSAYL - where we make a Christmas card each week and share ideas.

Trees - Happy Holidays

I cut these trees twice from Zoo Balloo at 3", the card stock I used for the trees - dark green from Provo Craft and the pattern paper is from SU. I used Martha Stewart glitter to look like frost.
The Happy Holidays stamp is from Martha Stewart which I flocked.
The background I stamped with swirls added rhinestones for more sparkle.
Entering this for Polly Craft challenge to use two diff stamps, Winter Wonderland had to be a monochromatic card and at Bah! Humbug it had to have trees on it.
At Craft Catz needed shades of green

Hello - using Zoo Balloo

I made this card for my nephew. I was chatting with my sister this morning and he needs a couple teeth pulled for upcoming braces. So I thought I'll send him a cute card.
I made this for the Challenge chat on the Cricut message board and use the layout from Get Sketchy #27

The fish and fishbowl were cut at 3 1/2 and the font was cut at 1"
Ink and layered with foam tape, use "rain dots" for the accents.

Make a Wish

This card came to me when I bought the stamp at Michael's dollar bin tonight as well as this border punch by Fiskars from Target for 6.28 tonight as well.

I paired it up with the D'vine swirls Cuttlebug folder and entering this in the following challenges
Charisma Cardz Challenge to use candles on a card
Colour Create Ch #38 to use Red, black and off white

Saturday, February 27, 2010

AC Moore Coupons

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Owl note card

I tried out the double embossing that Nilda gave us instruction on the Cuttelbug spot blog

Then I took the deboss and used that as my frame for the owl image, to keep with the swirls, I continued with the D'vine Swirl folder and embossed the base card.
Added some Prima flowers and pearls and the cover was done.

The inside I used the swirl stamp from the same set the owl came from, I believe it was from K&Co.

The layout was from Winter Wonderland - I know it's not a Christmas card - but I thought the layout went with the embossing and double de-bossed card.

Easter doll card

Here is another in my series, the doll is made from Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge cut at 4" the inside sentiment is from the Designer calendar Cricut cartridge cut at 1". I like the script on this saying, it allowed me to place in a curve.

I also used StudioG Flocking. this is the first time I used flocking. Placed it on the bunny slipper tails and the ears of the little girls hat.
I am entering this in a couple challenges, one at The Pink Elephant in which I used their layout and at Crafty Catz we had to use a fancy edge and a ribbon. The fancy edge is the Martha Stewart loop punch and the ribbon is the multi string like ribbon I bought at Michael's.

St Patrick's Day doll card

This is the first in a series that I would like to make for the different holiday's. Each doll will be holding a string that has the corresponding event or season. I thought this would be fun to do.
(Sure I missed Valentine's Day - but I can still make it up - ha ha.)

The doll is cut from Paper Doll Dress Cricut cartridge at 4"
the inside sentiment was cut at 2" using the Designer Calendar Cricut cartridge as well as the shamrock on his hat and inside.

He has a lot of piece and layers so I made two at a time for another card or LO.
Entering this on Create4Fun week 9 challenge blog

Friday, February 26, 2010

SPRING banner

Far away view! LOL click pic hope it's closer

(had to split pic so you could see it)

This is the third one in a series of 4 wall hangings for my daughter's dorm room.

Cuts are as follows:
"S" Umbrella from Designer Calendar Cricut cartridge that I won from Cuttlebug Challenges cut at 2". The rain is liquid pearls
"P" Shamrocks are from Designer Calendar cut at 2" and 1", inked and raised with foam tape
"R" Dragonfly from Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge cut at 2", blue Stickles used on the wings and the flight pattern is gold glitter glue
"I" are bunnies from Doodlecharms Cut at 2" and 1 1/4"
"N" The gorgeous eggs are cut from Designer Calendar at 1 1/2" and glitters with Martha Stewart glitter
"G" are Tuilps from Designer Calendar cut at 2" and 3/4" run through the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder to emboss and also Stickled

The letters for S P R I N G were cut at 2" from Designer Calendar
Please click on the pictures to see a better view. TFL

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cuttlebugchallenge blog get-a-way....

Stop drop and follow!
This blog is one of my favorites!
In fact I was contacted this week by Maggie that I won a Cricut Cartridge!
Pinch me!

So - take a drop by - enter to for a chance to win.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hello There!

These ducks are too cute! They are from Doodle Charms Cricut cartridge cut at 2" and 1 1/4"
Their bodies are run through the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder as well as a portion of the base purple card stock.
The pp is from Provo Craft, the little tag is a leftover from a Valentine project that I did not use and thought it fir in perfect on this card.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts - tag ticket or label challenge #40
Die Cuts R Us challenge blog - we were to use leftovers for challenge 27
and the layout of this card is from The Pink Elephant Challenge

Thinking of you

Created this card for a few challenges in mind.
The mailbox is from Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
The sentiment is a Stampendous stamp inked with Red Stayzon ink
The back ground is embossed with the daisy folder and also the wooden post is embossed as well.

The card follows these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - ticket, tag or label
Just Buggin' emboss it
Paper Cutz - get well card (this is going to a Mission on the Cricut card Fairy forum
SophistiCat - also embossing

Winner of my follower and comment BLOG CANDY!!!!

I used to choose the winner.
I put in the #'s of 1 - 30 for the 30 entries on the postings per the rules.
The result was 20, the 20th comment was:
Blogger Lori Apgar said...

Thank you for the comment on my cricut MB post about my tp book! I am your #100 follower ~ woo hoo!!!!

February 23, 2010 6:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Lori! You were the chosen entry!

Please email me your addy to: luv2scrap44 @ yahoo dot com and put BLOG winner in the title. I will get your item out as soon as the snow stops here.

Thank you all for playing along and joining my blog, it means a lot to me.

In two weeks I will have another contest on my newly learned crochet flowers. I am gathering up more yarn colors and can't wait to make more! Easy Peasy!

BLOG award from Audrey and passed along to 6

Thank you Audrey, for my blog award!
I have to pass this along to 6 blogger friends and let them know in a comment on their blogs.

1) Jamie - love your ideas and you share your cut files. Even though I do not have DS - you are thoughtful!
2) Patti - she has fabulous creations and you must take a peek
3) Brenda - your cards are gorgeous and your give-a-ways are thoughtful and kind!
4) Chrissy - she has great and easy to understand tutorials, be come a follower!
5) Mary - for her cute and easy to understand videos on cricut creations
6) Donna - I love her creations - you can be so inspired by her

Dear winners of award -
As recipient of this award, you are to please pass along to 6 bloggers and also mention who you got it from.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Best Wishes - male birthday card

EDITED - I retook the pictures are they were too dark.

I know we struggle with male birthday cards, so when I saw the LO tonight at Posh Designs Scrapbook Store I just had to give it a shot.

The border candle punch is from EK Success
The embossing is the Birthday words Cuttlebug folder. I also used a piece on the side punch out - by using the Stampin' Up large word window punch.
The arrow is also a Stampin' Up punch.

Inside sentiment if from Inkadinkado set

Gift card

On Project Tuesday, today's challenge was to create a gift card using this video tutorial .
I did mine a little different as I wanted a square card.
I took a 4 x 12 piece of card stock and scored at 4 and 8. The middle portion is then folded and the rest of the directions are the same.
I put a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" cover and backing on so my finished project is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4"
I ran the cover and the back through the Cuttlebug Embossing folder because it matched my inner cardstock from Amanda Blu tablet that I got in the clearance section of Michael's.
The sentiment is a stamp set from K&Co that I got from Target clearance section last year.
The rose was cut from Indie Art Cricut Cartridge at 3 1/2"

This is for my Mother in Law, we always give her gift cards and I rather her get what she likes and needs.

100 followers! Thank you

With that being said, any comments posted on this post (and any Journey to 100 posting)
will be counted.

I will pull the name at 7:00 a.m. EST tomorrow morning. (Right now is it 6:31 PM EST)

thanks and I hope you enjoy my blog and thanks for hopping and joining. [hee hee]

Journey to 100 followers - almost there

Reminder I am on a journey - to have 100 followers and will give-a-way this cute mini album to those that follow and comment.
Leave a comment on this posting and follow and your name will go in for a drawing when I reach 100.

Enjoy the day

Monday, February 22, 2010


As I mentioned below - I learned how to crochet this weekend and found this simple pattern for a heart.

I created this card for my mother in law.
Using the layout from Lili of the Valley it helped me evolve the card to this details.
Butterflies are the new Embosslit from Sizzix/Stampin' Up

Background card is embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug Folder
I entered the challenge again since I already had the pp out (Provo Craft) for the Polka Dot and Plaid challenge at Frosted Designs

Thank You

I created this card for my sister who helped me learn to crochet this weekend. I bought some new yarn yesterday at ACM and wanted to send her a thank you.

I enjoy making these flowers so you will probably see more as I pick up more colors of yarn.

The layout I used from Charisma Cardz challenge # 7
Added the tag for the sentiment for the challenge at All Sorts
And at Cute Daisy May - we had to use flowers - perfect!
And to help me choose my paper - I used the Polka Dot and Plaid at Frosted Designs

The background card stock - embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, pp is from Provo Craft, yarn from ACM and tag is from Staples. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up, the little pink glittery rhinestones is from Michael's

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Crochet - who me?

So I have been in awe of those little crochet flowers. I really wanted to make them and by chance I came across a blog of a wonderful woman who did a little video on how to make the flowers s well as the heart.
Mind you - I have NEVER crocheted before.

I bought a hook and some yarn, tried to watch the video - stop, pause, play... stitch... so forth. I had emailed my youngest sister Beverly yesterday morning and in passing I said I am trying to teach myself to make flowers. She said - Sheryl - I know how to crochet. So instantly she was my HERO!

I went over her house and it all made sense.

The little flower with the yarn still showing is my first flower. A little on the tight side - but I was proud. So off to my home I went last night. I made three more and this morning made 3 more 5 petal flowers. I called her to say - Hey I did more and getting my time to 10 mins a flower - don't laugh [giggle] mind you I am very new at all this st sl ch language.

Bev goes on to say - hey I made a 6 petal flower last night - I immediately made 2 - in fact I love the 6 petal better!

So here is the fruits of my labor. Now off to find folks with leftover balls of yarn for me to try different colors.

Here are the 5 petal and the 6 petal
Love you sis!!!

ACM coupons for this week

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Here is a card I am sending to my daughter who is in her second year in college.

The clock is from Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge cut at size 1 1/2"
The "paper" is punched using the office punch from Stampin' Up and I hand stitched the blue embroidery thread. The mini alphabet letter for midterms is from Making Memories, the Good luck is single clear stamps I had to spell out - which allowed me to place them in a circle which I cut using my Coluzzle template.
Ribbon is from Stampin Up as well as the heart punch and the butterflies.

I am entering this in the following challenges
Get Sketchy #26 layout
Cuttlebug Challenges
# 71 and also SophistiCat challenge # 22 both asked for stitching
The Pink Elephant asked that we use ribbon
Tuesday Taggers - was a time challenge

Michael's coupons for next week

Friday, February 19, 2010


Here is a card I created with my new Cuttlebug Folder that I got from Die Cuts R Us (super fast shipping!) it's called Lace Tree.
This card is glittered with Martha Stewart clear glitter and I followed along with two challenges tonight.
1- Die Cuts R Us stated - no designer paper for their challenge #26! So I made my own useing the Victoria Cuttlebug folder on the back ground and with some pearls.
2) Color theme challenge # 25 Black and white at Just Buggin'

The inside is detailed with a Martha Stewart border punch and the word Peace by Sizzix.