Thursday, March 31, 2011


Card #120
I just love the papers on this card. So bright and cheery.
Card base is from K & Company Greenhouse stack
Cut @ 11" x 4 1/4
Scored @ 2 3/4" and 5 1/3" to make a Z-Fold card
Blue panel mats from DCWV Baby Boy Stack
cut @ 2 1/2" x 4 1/8" (2 of these)
Inside Blue mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
CREATE A CRITTER Cricut Cartridge
Turtle page 64 cut @ 2 1/2" 
using K & Company Primary Designer Paper Pad

Peachy Keen PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium for turtle's face

Rhinestones, *Butterfly, and Ribbon from stash

Red Heart button & Jute from stash

Song lyrics printed from computer using Candara font @ 16 pts
Some words using CK Diva @ 20 pts

This is my submission for the following challenges:
365 Cards Day 29 - Signature Sentiment (I sing this song to my kids all the time)
Creative Card Crew - For a Child
Digital Tuesday #104 - for the kids (digital sentiment from computer)
Paper Pretties #147 Bring on the Bling
The Paper Variety 1-2-3 Challenge - 1 Ribbon, 2 Friends, 3 Rhinestones
365 Cards Day 31 - Poetry on card (You Are My Sunshine lyrics)
Ai Factory - Bright As Day - Use Bright Colors & digi (digi sentiment)
Aud Sentiment #25 - Card for a Child with Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #158 - Couples (2 characters of any type)
Charisma Cardz #13 Bling & Sprarkles (Rhinestones & Shimmer Butterfly)
Pals Paper Arts #87 - Punches
Paper Romance #44 Bling
Pixie Dust Studio #68 - Fluttering Wings (butterfly)
LOTV's #90 Spring
Pile It On #13 Cutie Patootie

I hope you'll click on the challenge blogs above & come play along with us!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby Card

Card #119
Yes, I actually made this card WITHOUT my Cricut, or as I like to call it, "Precious". LOL
This is a pedestal card. You can see another Pedestal card I've made by CLICKING HERE. At any time, you can scroll through my LABELS in the right sidebar to find posts by creation type, Cricut cartridge name, theme, etc. 

  • Pedestal base 11" x 4 1/4" scored @ 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  • Outside card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Inside piece (adhered with foam tape so when open the front of the card rest against the raised frame) is 3 1/4" x 4 for outside purple mat and 3" x 3 3/4" for pink inside mat
  • The "T for Twinkle" block on the inside mat opens for writing a message
  • All papers are from K & Company's Snuggle Bug Stack
  • *Button, hemp, and ribbon from stash
When closed will fit into an A2 size envelope
Space for writing message

This is my submission for the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge #95 New Baby (aw pooey - collection closed; missed the deadline)
Paper Romance #43 Baby themed Easel (Pedestal) Cards
Corrosive Challenge #109 Use a Star or Stars
I Did It Creations Purple & Pink
One Stitch At A Time #55 Mother's Day or BABIES
Crafty Creations #112 Bunnies
Flutterby Wednesday #148 Buttons & Bows (always include butterfly, angel or fairy)

Are we having fun yet? I am! Please click on the above links and play along with us.

Hope You'll Be Feeling TREE-mendous Soon!

Card #118
I just love this tree cut from JUST BECAUSE CARDS Cricut cartridge.
Tree on page 57 and cut @ 9" (remember all cuts in this cartridge are in proportion to card size - so this tree cut @ 9" would be in proportion to a card cut @ 9")

Card base is cardstock cut @ 11" x 4 1/4" and scored @ 5 1/2" (A2 size)
Paper for card base from DCWV Baby Boy Stack (48 sheets, 1/2 with glitter)

Button, Hemp, & Ribbon all from stash
*Papers fr tree cut from Stampin' Up
Sentiment mat also from same DCWV Baby Boy Stack
Sentiment printed from computer using Candara font @ 16 pts
"Tree" using Christie font @ 28 pts

This is my submission for the following challenges:
Ai Factory #73 Under the Weather 
Aud Sentiments #24 Get Well Cards (oops - missed the deadline. Oh well)
Stampin B's #103 Masculine Cards
Creative Inspirations #105 Cards For Men
Whimsie Doodles Use Punches or Die Cuts

Click on the challenge blog links, and come play along with us!

Monday, March 28, 2011


Card #117
Who wants to play in a challenge for a chance of some yummy blog candy?
For this challenge make a CARD using the colors PINK, BLACK, & WHITE as your primary focus.
Challenge is open NOW and ENDS Saturday, April 2 @ midnight CST.  The winner will be posted on Monday, April 4th. Anyone can play, but to win you MUST have a USA shipping address.

For my card I used a *Black cardstock base from Stampin' Up
Background paper from Me & My Big Ideas stack
Flower & Rhinestone from stash
Other papers from scraps (mostly Recollections)
*BIRTHDAY BASH page 37 Bear in Wagon cut @ 4"

GIVE A HOOT page 64 Sun cut @ 1 1/4"

GIVE A HOOT page 37 Cloud cut @ 1"

"HI!" Clear Stamp from Stampendous Happy Messages

The SWEET CANDY for one winner (USA shipping address only) of this challenge chosen using RANDOM.ORG will receive the Recollections "GIRLFRIENDS" 8" x 8" Scrapbook Kit which contains:
6 - 8" x 8" printed sheets
1 - 8" x 8" textured cardstock
1 - adhesive back diecut chipboard
1 - sheet layered glitered stickers
21 - adhesive rhinestones
3 - 12" printed ribbons
1 - 4" x 6" printed transprancy sheet
8 - 8mm painted brads

Have fun!!

This card is also my submission in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamping CH - The Weather
365 Cards - Day 28 - A Card inspired by someone you know
Craft Your Passion #51 - Bear on project
Digi's By Phooka #6 - Flower Power
Happy Monday CH - Card for a kid
Polly Craft #86 - Friends
If you have any trouble linking your project, leave a comment with your name, email and link directly to your card post, not your general blog, and I will submit it for you.

Paper Playtime #42 - Digi Monday

Good Monday morning to you!  Today over at my challenge blog, PAPER PLAYTIME, it's Digi Monday!  Make any paper project with the ANYTHING GOES theme.
Card #113
This cute watermelon critter card is actually for our son's 23rd birthday this month. Happy Birthday, Jimmy!  All solid papers including card base are Recollections papers.  Jute (think he'll mind that it's pink?) from Joann's.  "You're one in a melon" clear stamp from MY PINK STAMPER Fruit & Veggie Puns.  Adorable lunching image from DOODLE PANTRY - pre-colored. I love pre-colored images!!
(Thanks, K.A., for this hug in the mail - my first set of MPS stamps! I love them!!)
Card #114
This adorable little darling card is for our daughter's 22nd birthday this month. Happy Birthday, Keri! (No, Jimmy & Keri aren't twins. They are actually less than 1 year apart though by just 2 days.)  All solid papers including card base are Recollections papers.  "Spring Time" wood stamp from Michael's $1 bin last year. I love their $1 bins!  Ribbon from Joann's.  Image from PRAIRIE FAIRY DESIGNS. So adorable! Yes, this one is pre-colored too.  I love me some pre-colored images!!
Card #115
This card is using an image from PINK CAT STUDIO.
Isn't this little girl and her bunny just precious?! Card base is Navy Blue from Stampin' Up. Background heart paper is from Recollections All Girl stack cut @ 4" x 5 1/4".  The little girl image was printed pre-colored onto white cardstock 3 3/8" x 3 1/8".  Gingham blue image mat cut @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".  Phrase printed from computer using "Catsup" font @ 18pts onto white cardstock cut @ 3 1/4" x 1/4". Blue gingham phrase mat cut @ 3 1/2" x 1 1/8".  Button from "bucket of buttons" from Michael's. Jute from Joann's.
Card #116
Image for this card is from Di's Digi Designs and digitally colored by our daughter, Kati. Thanks, Kati!
Recollections yellow card base A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Background paper from scraps cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Blue gingham from Recollections
"Relax" Clear stamp from  K I Memories (shown below)

Button, hemp, ribbon, and 3D butterfly embellishment all from scraps
Have you noticed I'm using up my SCRAPS?! We will be moving back to Alaska in the beginning of May, and I've got to do some cleaning out!  Check back weekly between now and the time we move to see if I'm giving away some BLOG CANDY.  You never know. :)

I hope you'll hop over to PAPER PLAYTIME and play along with us! Challenge is open until Saturday, April 9th, so you have plenty of time!  You can enter more than once, but each entry MUST be a NEW creation.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Excuse me... Excuse me.... EXCUSE ME!

Card #112
Ever had this feeling before? Come on... you  know you have. LOL
Card base brown Recollections paper
All 3 pattern papers for background, matting, and accents from K & Company
Hemp, Lace, Ribbon & *Buttons from stash
Image colored with Crayola Markers & Crayola Crayons

This is my submission for the following challenges:
My Time to Craft #133 - Ladies on cards young or old
Crafty Creations #111 In Stitches Laughing
Crop Stop #12 Lace
Delightful Challenges Pastels & Ribbon
Card Cupids Funny Card
Paper Cutz #84 Use 3 pattern papers

I hope you'll click the links and come play along with us! I'm having fun!

Flowery Happy Birthday

Card #111
Card base Brown from Recollections paper pack
Flowery background paper from K & Company Spring Blossoms cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
"Happy Birthday" clear stamp from Stampendous Happy Messages
*Rhinestones, *Flowers, and Ribbon  from stash
Cricut Cartridge FOREVER YOUNG flower @ 2" & 1 1/2" page 69

This is my submission for the following challenges:
Shelly's Images - Think Warm colors - reds, yellows, oranges
Allsorts Ch# 96 - For a Special Lady
Birthday Sundaes #2 - Spring Birthday card with bday greeting
The Crafty Pad #114 - Card for Mom
Let's Ink It Up #11 - Die cuts & clear stamps
Order of the Opus Gluei #95 - Springtime
Stamptacular Sunday #104 - Birthday card for adult with a stamp
Paper Sundaes #62 - Photo Inspiration

I hope you'll click on the challenge links and come play along with us! This is FUN!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Card #110
I love these digi rabbits from DELICIOUS DOODLES!
Kraft card base cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Image colored with Inkadinkadoo chalks
Image edge punched with Treading Water punch from Fiskars
Lace, Button, and Hemp from stash
I was going to submit this for The Craft Pad Ch#113 - Use a Digi, but I was a few hours too late getting it submitted. :(
This is my submission for the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Ch #103 Buttons & Digi Image
Cooking It Up With Katie #54 - Animals & Buttons
Digi Doodles #52 - Ribbons & Bows
Lily of the Valley #89 - Use a punch
Sew Many Cards #48 - Spring Digi or Stamped Image
Wee Memories #49 - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts #50 - Spring

I hope you'll click the above links and check out these really fun challenge sites!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Owl Make An Altered Container...

This is my re-purposed empty GRITS container. Yes, GRITS. Yummy. Now it's going to hold scissors, markers, pens, highlighters, etc.



Background green flowered, embossed paper from Heidi Grace Designs
HOOT 'N HOLLER Cricut cartridge
"Owl 6" cut @ 4 1/2" using Recollections papers
Flowers and rhinestones from stash

This is my submission for the following challengs:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Card #109
"Friends are those people who know the words to the song in your heart and sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." ~Anonymous
Card base Green Glittered cardstock from DCWV The Cotton Bloom Stack

Scallop #2 cut @ 3 1/2" from LACY LABELS Cricut cartridge
Friends rubber stamp from Hobby Lobby
Flower, Rhinestones, Pearl Hat Pin, Hemp, and Ribbon all from stash

This is my submission for the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Ch# 103 - sentiment main focus & use a stamp
Sentimental Sundays # 47 - sentiment main focus
A Spoonful of Sugar #144 - Ribbon, Pearls / Rhinestones, & Flowers
For Fun Challenges - flower & sentiment main focus
The Paper Variety - stamped sentiment, card, use scallops


Card #108
Ahoy, Mateys!
Tall card measures 9" x 8" and scored @ 4". 
This size card will fit into a "Business" size envelope also called a "Letter" size envelope.
Card base, papers, and sentiment stickers all from DCWV All About Boys Stack (on clearance @ Target!)

Pirate image from SMILEY CARDS. I don't have a Gypsy, but as luck would have it, a friend just sent me some of these cuts in the mail as a surprise. And then I saw the Scrappy Moms Challenge.  How cool is that?!
This is my submission for the SCRAPPY MOMS CHALLENGE - use the Smiley Cards Cartridge!
Please click on the link and come play along with us!

Fluttering By To Say HI

Card #107
This card is so simple, and yet I smile so big when I look at it! Don't you just love it when things come together like that?
Card base Recollections Light Green A2 size
Background papers from DCWV The Blossom Song Stack
cut @ 5 1/4" x 4" and 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"

LIVE SIMPLY Cricut Cartridge Butterfly cut @ 4"
Flower & Rhinestones from stash

This is my submission for the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - NO STAMPS
Little Red Wagon - #74 Butterflies
Flutterby Wednesday - #147 Anything goes with a Butterfly, fiary, or angel
Papertake Weekly - Mom or Girlie card
I hope you'll click the links and come play along with us!

You're A Blast Birthday Card

Card #106
Tall Card
Birthday card for Boy
JUST BECAUSE CARDS Cricut cartridge
Rocket & card elements page 33 all cut @ 9"

Card base from DCWV All About Boys (clearance from Target)

This is my submission for the following challenges. I hope you'll click on the links and come play along with us!
One Stitch At A Time #54 Something for the Boys
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #52 Create A Birthday Card
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Masculine, boy or man themed