Monday, November 28, 2011


I hope everyone had a great week and a fantastic Thanksgiving.  I am so glad Black Friday is over.  Retail is a fun, but crazy business.  I will be a little more relaxed when my youngest daughter gets back to school. Both of my kids were stranded at the San Jose Airport.  My youngest daughter was supposed to leave at 9AM, she hopes to get on a 6PM flight.  I hope the fog holds off.
Here is a card I made for Birthday Sundaes Challenge. I got Damask Decor among others on Thanksgiving Day at Michaels.

Cricut:Damask Decor Background 7.5" ,card7.5", cupcake 4"
Paper: base-TPC Studio: black-Colorbok; White Linen-Coredinations
Glitter:Martha Stewart tinsel
Stamps:The Stamps Of Life
Pom Pom Ribbon:Walmart holiday wrap last year
Adhesives:ATG, Recollections foam adhesives, Sookwang double sided tape

Sunday, November 20, 2011


My life has been a whirlwind lately.  My part-time job in retail isn't so part-time this time of the year.  I work behind the scenes, before the store opens.  That means early mornings.  And for the last two days I have had no internet.  So I spent about 6 hours on the phone with Comcast and I missed another deadline.  I love my I Phone the only source of internet I had at home.  My desk top now works  Hopefully the laptops will be up and running after a specialist comes out tomorrow.
On to the card, which I made to enter in a Birthday Sundaes Challenge.  The task was to make a birthday card with a tree on it.  I used Joys of The Season for the tree.  Everything else is stamps.  I love this card.  Too bad I missed the deadline

Papers:Solid-Colorbok, polka dot-DCWV
Cricut:Jpys of the Season
Stamps:DeNami, Sentiment-Scrappy Moms (Sweet Somethings)
Penscls:Staedtler Water Color
Glitter:Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter
Label:Martha Stewart
Adhesive:Recollections dimensionals:ATG

Friday, November 18, 2011


Happy Friday.  I hope you are all going to get some crafting in this weekend.  It is time for MAG Challenge #53.  Check out what the amazing projects created by the DT MAG This week the challenge is to use page 70 of Sweet Treats"  This was quite a challenge for me since I don't know anyone who is turning 6 or 66.  So I used the flames as peacock feathers and the tag feature.  I used my Gypsy to make this project and when I first did it I counted over wrong and cut the wrong tag.  Remember for MAG Challenges you can only use the cuts on page 70 of Sweet Treats".  You cannot use any other Cricut Cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in you stash.)  However feel free to use any stickers or stamps you may have.  This week I used alot of chipboard pieces .

Paper:Colorbok, K&Company, DCWV
Cricut:Sweet Treats flame 14", 12.5" and 10.5": tag 3.6"
Stamp:Hero Arts
Inks:Vivid,Studio G
Peacock and flower:K&Company

Monday, November 14, 2011

Growing old slowly

Talk about slow, I made this card last week and just didn't have time to post it.  I originally made it for a challenge that required a birthday sentiment.  However I missed the deadline.  it says "The best thing about growing old is that it takes so long"by Walters Kemp
Cricut:Give a Hoot
Stamp:Cloud Nine  and Peachy Keene Critter Faces with Vivid ink
Punch:Marvy  Uchida

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Birthday Cake Card

I have a ton of cards to make by saturday.  We are celebrating 10 birthdays in my husbands family.  Here is quick cake card that I made using Birthday Bash.  I just bought some MS Tinsel Glitter.  I had to bling up the edges, since I had already completed the card
Cricut:Birthday Bash
Cuttle bug with Swiss Dots folder
Ribbon:from a gift
Sentiment:Starform Sticker
Glitter:Martha Stewart Tinsel
Adhesives:Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue;ATG; Recollections Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Rose

I made a simple card using the rose from Rock Princess.
Papers:DCWV and Colorbok
Cricut:Rock Princess
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls folders
Stamp:Cloud Nine with Vivid ink
Glitter Glue:A La Mode
Sparkly paint:Martha Stewart

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rewind The Clock

I made this card for my high school friend, Linda.   Even though we have been out of school for over 35 years, we still laugh and giggle on the phone and reminesce   I started this card with the sentient "You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again" by Bonnie Prudden.  Then I knew I had to use Rock Princess.
Paper:DCWV except red and purple foil papers are Recollections
Cricut:Rock Princess 4.06"
Gems from my stash
Ribbon:DMC embroidery floss
Stamp:Cloud Nine; ink-G studio
Label:Hampton Art
I am entering this into Birthday Sundaes Challenge  It has to have some kind of birthday sentiment on the front.  I hope this counts


Welcome to MAG Challenge of the week.  This week we are using one of my favorite cartridges, Pagoda page 43. Be sure to check out the designers projects at  MAG.This is  a fun cartridge which has phrases (Kanji words), tags, and card features. Please remember for this challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in your stash).  Only use cuts from the specified page.  However use any embellishments...  stamps, bling, stickers etc.
The word on page 43. is "Water" .  My friend Jeanne has a blog of everyday wisdom and uncommon sense.  She is a writer and artist.  This lovely picture was painted by her.
 I put double sided tape behind the letters, then added glitter.   Splitcoast stampers has great directions for a center step card click HERE
Glitter:Martha Stewart
Ribbon:from my stash
Adhesives:ATG;Sookwang double sided 2" tape