Friday, August 19, 2011

The Twinery Anniversary Celebration

If you haven't yet heard, The Twinery is celebrating their anniversay this week. They are having lots of giveaways and some really great hops which highlight the wonderful ways in which you can use TWINE!!! The colors for the twine look amazing and I'm sure that I'll be adding some twine to my craft arsenal very soon. So head on over to The Twinery and check out the fun!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Orange you glad....

Birthday Sundaes challenge for this week is to create a birthday card using the colors orange, green, and white. At first, I was a little freaked out by this color combination, I almost made a similar version of the card I made last time, with the Popsicles because they were the right color. But after I started to think about it, I ended up making two cards - how funny! The first one is a play on the knock knock joke..."Orange you glad I didn't say bananas". I really don't like how the whole sentiment is on the front of the card. I think I'll make it again with "Orange you glad..." on the front and "...I didn't forget your BIRTHDAY?" on the inside. Orange is from the Preserves cartridge and the punch is a Martha Stewart punch, can't remember which. I'm sure some of you out there know which one just by looking. The second card I made using the sketch for CPS #226. Flowers are from the Forever Young cart and both sentiments are computer generated. Also inspired from a recent blog hop, both cards are made using only scraps!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Orange Creamsicles!

I'm so excited about this card, the colors really remind me of rainbow sherbet, which I absolutely LOVE. I can just imagine eating these two super cold orange creamsicles on a hot summer day. The two Popsicles are from Doodlecharms and are cut at 3". The card background is from DCWV The Sweet Stack and the sentiment is computer generated. I've entered this into the Tacky Tuesday and Birthday Sundaes challenge. *Also Papercutz Challenge #99 Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MIA and Baby Shower Stuff

Well it's been quite a while since I've been able to post anything. Things got a little hectic here at my house with the end of the school year (1st job is a teacher) as well as tax deadline (2nd job is an accountant), that I wasn't able to write or take pics of what I had made. I was able to make some cards for some birthdays and a baby shower I attended but no pics were taken. Recently we threw a shower for my cousin who is expecting her first baby and I asked if I could make some decorations and some favors (practically begged). I made a diaper cake as well as some simple "bouquets" and some simple party favors. All the cuts are from doodlecharms, create-a-critter, and new arrival. Color scheme was just basic blue and white with a touch of yellow from the duckies. "Grandma-2-be" wanted a very traditional "It's a Boy" feel. Everything turned out super cute and we didn't spend a whole lot. The mama-2-be was super happy as well as the Grandma-2-be. Thanks for looking and I'd love to hear what you think!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Super Simple B-day Card

Created this super simple birthday card using paper from MME "Party Time" pack and the hat from Doodlecharms. Sentiment is computer generated (can't seem to find my Happy Birthday stamp, I guess I only have one). It's so sparkly!!

Entering this into:
Fantabulous Cricut - Happy Birthday
Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge - Doodlecharms
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Anything - 2nd try - I didn't read the rules properly last time :(

Friday, March 25, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Blog

I just love challenge blogs, there's something about challenges that spurs me on to create something. I love the structure and the focus that comes with a challenge. Blank pages scare me a little bit, the possibilities are overwhelming. I don't do well with too many choices, so challenge blogs for me, help me to create. Anyhoo....if you also like challenges check out Whimsical Wednesday.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tacky Tuesday - Bunny

I've been busy making cards, trying to get a birthday card just right for my daughter's friend, per my daughter's very picky specifications :) Well I thought I would take a break from the b-day cards and have made this card to enter some card challenges. My starting point was the Tacky Tuesday Challenge hosted at September Ninth blog. The challenge this time was to use the Bunny from Birthday Bash and to use the word "hop", as I don't have that cart, I used Create-a-Critter. I'm also entering this into Cardz TV - "bunny challenge" and Cricut Cardz Challenge - "Spring, pink, green & white".
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

B-day card

I made this cute cupcake card with some of the great blog candy I won from Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly. So, my daughter asked me to make a b-day card for her friend who is turning 16, her requests were that it needed to have a cupcake and needed to be girly looking. So this is what I came up with. AND she didn't like it! Said it was pretty but too little kiddish! Working with a client is sooo difficult LOL! So back to the drawing board. I made another card (which she also didn't like, can you say teenager!) but I'll post it later...

Cupcake is cut from Straight from the Nest. Paper is from the Sweet Stack and some basic cardstock. Embossed the blue part with Swiss Dots.

I'm entering this into Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes and Gab Stampin Challenge - Birthday.
***Entering in Birthday Sundaes

Thanks for visting!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Guilt and an Award

A couple things have happened to me recently. The 1st is that I won and have received my first blog candy from Touched by a Butterfly. After my initial joy, I felt an overwhelming feeling of GUILT! I felt like I had just taken advantage of this super nice woman who had sent me all these truly amazing things. People is this a normal reaction! My family finally convinced me that I was being a little dramatic.

The 2nd thing that happened was that I received the Stylish blogger Award from Sherri over at Sherri Scraps with Passion. Wow, totally blown away by that -- Thank you so much Sherri!

Upon receiving this award I must thank the person who gave this to me and link it back to their blog and share 8 things about myself. Also, pass along the award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered, and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.

8 things about me:
1. I live on the island of Guam
2. love Diet Coke, HATE Diet Pepsi
3. I'm a Candy ADDICT - all kinds of candy
4. I've always done some sort of crafting--crochet, quilt, cross-stitch, etc.
5. I love to read. I'm open to all types of books but have a soft spot in my heart for Nora Roberts but also just recently finished The Scarlett Letter and Coraline.
6. I don't mind going to the dentist.
7. I teach Accounting, Economics and Entrepreneurship at an all girl Catholic HS.
8. I love playing video games with my kids.

Choosing 8 blogs that I've recently discovered was hard, so I'm just gonna do 3...I hope my award doesn't get revoked cause I'm not following the rules :)

New Challenge blog

"Birthday Sundaes is a weekly challenge blog beginning March 20, 2011. The goal of Birthday Sundaes is to build up those birthday card stashes! I just love to make birthday cards and hope you do too! Types of challenges Birthday Sundaes will be hosting are color, supply, recipe, inspiration & technique challenges incorporated into birthday themed cards."
I love challenge blogs because I love the motivation and inspiration that I get. Also the extra added benefit of having cards on hands is a good thing! Go check em out!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sympathy Card

First I've determined that I must have the longest design process ever! It takes me a very long time to take a card idea from my head and to create it in paper. It took me one week to design this sympathy card for a card swap sponsored by a local craft store. The requirements for the swap were: 1) Design a sympathy card. 2) use a flower. The card is a basic A2 card, sentiment is a digi-stamp from Rain Drop Echo Designs which was actually perfect. The flower, I made using Flower #10 from the Forever Young cartridge, I cut eight layers using 3 different sizes, squished them, connected them with a brad, and inked the edges. Background paper is MME "Best of Damask", embossed using my cuttlebug w/ the twirls and swirls folder (I think that's the name). I think if I changed the sentiment it could easily work as a wedding card. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tacky Tuesday - Chick

Here's my entry for Tacky Tuesdays Challenge and the Wacky Wednesday Challenge. TTC needed to use the chick from Simply Charmed and WWC was a farm theme. I don't have that cartridge, so I decided to use the chick from Create-A-Critter. I also decided to make a step card (first time). Barn, horse, grass are also from Create-A-Critter. I think it turned out super cute. Thanks for visiting!

Also entering in the Scrappy Moms Challenge.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lil Sweet Pea

Lil Sweet Pea has reached 400 followers and giving away a wonderful Thank You gift to her followers. If you are not already following her, head on over there to check out her blog. She has made some truly gorgeous cards that will surely inspire you!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Get Whale Soon Card

I just receive my first My Pink Stamper stamp set (Punny-licious) and have been dying to use it. Luckily there were two challenges this week that were perfect for it. I created this card for the Tacky Tuesday challenge and Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge.

Tacky Tuesday required you to use the whale from Create-a-Critter and to have a whale related sentiment. C x 4 required you to use the Create-a-Critter Cartridge.

Recipe - Card size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Whale cut at 3 1/2 - Create a Critter
Plaid paper and Green strip - DCWV Stack 7 -- I think :( I am seriously disorganized!
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mini Monsters B-day Card

Created this card for the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #2 (what a mouthful!). The challenge was to create something using the selected cartridge, which we (the "viewers") get to vote on. The selected cart was Mini Monsters, which I am just loving. I think all these little monsters are just so cute. Inside Happy Birthday is from Create-a-Critter, front sentiment is computer generated...I think it should be changed from "in" to "up". But once I stick something down, I usually never go back.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays

I made this card as a Flaunt It Fridays challenge. The challenge was to use the skull found in Mini Monsters in a non Halloween card/project.
The outside of the card is just the simple "Beware" Skull, black card stock with white card stock, I added googly eyes for a little dimension.
The inside tells you what you need to beware of! :) I used the witches cauldron and the lamppost sign, both from Mini Monsters, to create a little Love Potion 4 Sale setup. I think it's cute, kinda subtle.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More Blog Candy and A Giveaway

Congratulations to Disney Dreamer who has had 20,000 visitors and over 400 followers on her Blog. To celebrate she is giving away two different cartridges - Congratulations again.


CricutLvr is having a Birthday and is giving away a cartridge in celebration! Go on over to wish her Happy, Happy Birthday and sign up!

Monday, January 10, 2011

KinderStampO Tag Swap

Around Christmas, I stumbled upon the Christmas Cheer Blog Hop being sponsored by Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot and through the hop I found KinderStampO. I was excited to find that they were holding a January Tag Swap with Birthdays as the theme. I made 16 tags and will be sending them to Texas (that's were Jessica from KinderStampO is located). I'm so excited to see what I get back and hope that it doesn't take too long for the return package. I'm also a little nervous, I hope that my tags aren't too "amateurish".

Tag cut from Preserves - black card stock
Hat cut from Straight from the Nest - MME "party time"
Cupcake cut from Celebrations - MME "party time"
Green background is from DCWV "Citrus" card stock
Not sure about the measurements, I always forget to write that down and then drive myself batty when I'm trying to recreate my project.

Thanks for looking, PLEASE feel free to leave a comment, I love them! :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Birthday Card

Today my daughter, Jessica, asked me to make a card for her friend's mother and I didn't want to make the card too cutesy. So I went to My Pink Stamper (my first choice for inspiration) to see some ideas for how to use the Forever Young cartridge and found episode 205. To say that I like this card is an understatement...I love the way this card turned out. I really am quite tickled with it. I've been working on quite a few things lately. I've joined a tag swap at The theme was birthdays, so I've created some tags with hats and cupcakes. I also made a "Baby" card using the Songbird cartridge. Thanks for reading :)