Friday, April 30, 2010


Made this card for my niece is is graduating from Springfield State.

Used Stampin' Up punch for the flowers and phrase mats as well. The border punch is by Fiskars.
Entering this card is a few challenges:
Color challenge: Frosted Designs
Activity challenge: make your own flowers Pollycraft challenges
Theme challenge: PaperCutz

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Favorite Flower challenge

at The Cuttlebug Spot we were to use our favorite flower and also emboss.
My favorite flower is the one on Indie Art Cricut cartridge which I cut at 2 1/2". I added glitter to the two layers of the rose. (not sure you can see it)
Embossing is the hearts folder by Cuttlebug
Layout I used is from Scrap Pile Saturday in which we have to use all scraps except the base card.
The color theme is Aqua from The Pink Elephant - TPE64
and at Fantabulous Cricut make a mother's day card. This card is for my oldest sister.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Winner at Pollycraft Monday

What a pleasant surprise to see I had won at Polly Craft Monday Challenge
The card I entered was based on a sketch:

Blog Alert

DIY Dish blog has wonderful tutorial!
Join Kris and Kim as they demo and video some neat techniques.

Join them for Episode 7!

-Make mixed media photo collages! (You won't believe how the ink from the photographs are actually transferred onto the canvas!)

Pretty neat!
Just in time for Mother's day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

BBtB2 Sentimentals Bee Challenge

I am so glad I could participate in today's challenge at BBtB2.
We were to use the bee cut on the Sentimentals cartridge. I cut the bee at 2"


Head over to Audrey's Cute and Some blog and post your fabulous creation between today and Friday.
Winners will be announced the following Sunday.

We love to see what you make, it could be a frame, a card, a gift box - anything to get our creative minds going ohhhh and that's fabulous!!!

Good luck!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thinking of you - earthy butterflies

I wasn't sure where I would end up as I started this card, little by little it came together, all but the base card is done with scraps!
Entering this in the following challenges:
Layout from Creat4Fun challenge
Color theme of black burnt orange and creme from Colour Create
Stitching at Crafty Catz
Earth challenge - (earth colors and I recycled by use the black polka dot card stock - which actually came in the mail from a company selling something and the butterflies are a paper bag) at DCRU
Masking challenge at Frosted Designs. I often will save my negative cuts - just do I can mask a back ground or tag. Great way to save scraps too!

Items used on card - Cuttlebug swiss dot folder on the black and orange strips
Martha Stewart border punch on the top accent piece
Stampin' Up butterfly punch which I ran through the CB swirls embossing folder

Mother's Day - a flurry of butterflies

I really like how this card came out. It was rather simple but with the challenges I chose to help me complete this card - it went together rather quickly.
(Sorry I photographed it on blue - I couldn't find a good base since the card is cream.)
Base is embossed using birds and swirls Cuttlebug folder
Black oval cut out using my Coluzzle template
Butterflies is a Sizzix die and various rhinestones to add bling!
I put the sentiment inside to keep the front clean. Sentiment by K&CO

Paper Cutz - make a Mother's Day card
Doodle Palace - red black and a neutral color
Allsorts to be inspired by the circle of butterflies
Charisma blog - quote
Get Sketchy - the sketch which help me start my card!

Pirate Loot of luck

Followed the sketch at Polly Craft Challenge Blog and the theme of water (Pirates) at Quixotic blog

Changito got his lucky loot!

Michael's coupon

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thank you

I used the swallow from Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge cut at 3"
For the base of the card it is embossed (Cuttlebug Thank You folder) and glittered (Martha Stewart)
The swallow is embossed with Swiss dots folder as well as the scallop circle (SU). The border strip in brown is a Martha Stewart punch.

This is for my neighbor who invited me over for breakfast this morning for my birthday. Home made waffles and bacon and juice. YUM as I don't usually eat breakfast so this was a treat for me indeed.

I am entering this in a few challenges:
Chirper Challenge - pink and brown
The layout I used from Posh Designs
Metallic (the swirl paper) at (I have to find it... hmmmm)
Embossing was requested at kaboodles doodles blog

AC Moore 40% coupon

Friday, April 23, 2010

Winner of give-a-way #3

Hello all - here is the winner of the blog Give-a-way # 3
Blogger Love That Bug said...

It's me again. I almost forgot!
Hope you are having a great day, taking it easy, and getting lots of goodies.
Here's a blog buddy birthday hug just for you.. { } <~~Not the best hug, but I think it will do. Stacy

April 21, 2010 6:06 PM

Please email me at luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com, I plan on making a couple cards tonight to toss in as well.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Candy Alert at PDSS

At PDSS there is a blog candy give-a-way!
Look what we could get check out their blog and also look at the latest challenge.

...kid in us all

This card made with the challenge at ABC Christmas blog - this week was I for iCE.
The image and sentiment is from Inkadinkado and the blue cs is Wassau paper. The embossing powder is sterling sliver.

Merry Christmas - a Beary Christmas

I have a set of vintage bears stamps - and thought this one would be perfect to help with a couple of challenges.
The stamp is from A moment in Time, the sentiment is from Inkadinkado, the border punches are from Martha Stewart.
At bah-humbug challenge to use Santa paws - and what better way than with a teddy bear
At Polka Doodle - it was animal magic

Blog Give-a-way #3

Hello to all my followers and new followers, I am giving away a few items and will be adding to the pile through out the day. I'll be making a few cards to add to the pile too!

Leave a comment here if you would like to win. And remember to become a follower for future postings. Every week I post ACM and M's coupons as well as challenges I enter.

On with the give-a-way!
There are a couple of my homemade crochet flowers, a handmade tag, some of my favorite fibers, a board book, sheer ribbon, stickers, etc.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday - sister card

I had cut this image from A Child's year cartridge with my sister's birthday in mind. Of course I already made a card earlier today - but she may get two!

I have to mail this today so I stayed up late to finish.
I use the sketch at Get Sketchy to help me complete my springtime card at Cricutters Anonymous.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blog Give-a-way #3

Welcome new followers and now time for a give-a-way, my birthday is Wednesday the 21st so come back on Wednesday and I'll show you what I'll be giving away to the lucky followers and those who comment on my Birthday post.

The "present to the winner" will be announced on Friday April 23rd at 9:00 PM EST.
Remember - you must be a follower and comment to enter to win!

Season's Greetings

I recently bought this Sizzix die (snowflake) in the clearance area at Jo-Ann's for 3 dollars!
As I was cutting the package - I saved it and was able to cut two clear snowflakes, one in which I used here on this card and added some Martha Stewart glitter.
I use the layout from Lili of The Valley and the idea from Winter Wonderland blog to emboss, which I did with the base cs with the Cuttlebug D'vine swirls folder and sanded it to give it texture.
Close up of the re-cycled plastic packaging item (for the challenge at Cuttlebug Challenges) and of the embossing:


Registration for Contributors Showcase #3 will be open/available in Mr. Linky on Cute and Some Monday, April 19.

Showcase #3 will close on this Friday and the winners posted on April 26th.
Click on the Showcase label on my sidebar to get a direct link to Showcase post and Mr. Linky.
We will review the entries and post the winner at the end of the entry date.

We love to see your projects! Show us what you are working on and enter!!!
So go to Cute and Some or click on the fairy-Fairy Me blinky to the right.
Look forward to the entries for week 3!

Happy Birthday - monochromatic

I made this for my Aunt, whose birthday is this week.

I used the sketch at Die Cuts R Us and the theme at Charisma Cardz Challenge
using this sketch and theme - I was able to make this card very quickly.

Used the new Stampin Up border punch, a sticker that looks like fabric, the sentiment is also from Stampin Up.

Make a Wish

Created this card for a few challenges

Scrap Pile Saturday - to have orange on our card and to use scraps
At the Sisterhood of Crafters - to make a family card (This is for my sister)
At Pollycraft Mondays - I used their sketch but turned it.
At BittenbyTheBug2 we were to use a stamp and the Cricut. The base is from Sentimentals cart and the present if from I think Beyond Birthdays. (I got it in a swap)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

a very merry Christmas

How many weeks till Christmas? Gotcha.... just my weekly Christmas card to be prepared as I make around 80 each year.

This card is for a few challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - H is for Holly
Allsorts Challenge - use stitches (I used rub ons)
CSAYL - use die cuts - the top layer and the rectangle
Crafty Catz use red green and a punch - the holly is actually a Cricut cut from A Child's Year cartridge
Quixotic Challenge - to use metal - I used the turns and and the brads from Stampin' Up hodgepodge hardware kit

Distressed memo board and card set

Made this at Spring Fling and it was my fav project. Love the Stampin' Up stencils!!!
We first inked the background with a roller stamp and then layered the cardboard scallop circle, distressed it with ink and a sanding block. Made a matching card as well.

I didn't put the sentiment on it yet as I am not sure who will be getting this set.

ACM coupons for this week

Michael's coupon 20%

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I made the top 3 at The Sisterhood of crafters

This is the second time I have made the top 3 at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

It was for this card that I made for our daughter.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dragonflies and Butteflies tags

Created the pair of tags tonight for a few challenges.
The tags are 3 x 4 1/4 rounded corners by my corner rounder from Creative Memories
The dragonfly image is embossed with accented pearls
The tag topper is a punch from Stampin' Up as well as the embossed butterflies
Misc silk ribbon, pearl flower and twine.

I may use these on a card or a LO.
Will enter these into Tuesday Taggers to make any tag this week, and at The Pink Elephant to use one image, two dies and three accents


Registration for Contributors Showcase #2 will be open/available in Mr. Linky on Cute and Some Monday, April 12.

Showcase #2 will be posted/held on April 19.
Click on the Showcase label on my sidebar to get a direct link to Showcase post and Mr. Linky.
We will review the entries and post the winner at the end of the entry date.
We love to see your projects!
So go to Cute and Some or click on the fairy-Fairy Me blinky to the right.
Look forward to the entries for week 2!

Get Well

Made this card for my daughter who has had a head cold for the past few days. Stinks with having a cold, away from home and trying to do well with school. I wish I could be there....
This goes with a few challenges:
SPS - Scrap Pile Saturday - for the layout
Recycle and item at The Sisterhood of Crafters blog - the funky half circle (cut of with my Coluzzle) is actually a card base instruction from something I got in the mail and could not toss the fab colors and pattern
At Scrappyfrogschallenge we had to pick three elements for our card - I chose: recycle an item, emboss and no coloring
The other repurpose item is the stems and leaves, are actually cardboard from a tissue box - I could not throw away the fab color pattern and made great leave material.
The back ground embossing is the ever famous Cuttlebug embossing Swiss Dot Folder.
At All Sorts challenge blog - we had to use petals and pearls - the petals (flowers and leaves) are a punch and the middle of the flowers are 1/2 glue on pearls
And at my new found following at PIO - Say it with Words