Thursday, May 31, 2012

8th Grade Promotion Card

I can't believe my youngest is graduating from PMS middle school and going to high school next year.
Te PMS panthers colors are red, black and white.  I used alot of white on this card so the sentiment would stand out.  The card base is bade from Nestabilities.  I actually used 3 sets on this project
I am entering this into a "You Did It" graduation challenge at Cardz TV CLICK HERE for more info.
DL Art is having an anything goes challenge CLICK HERE to join in the fun

Papers:white-Core'dinations; red-Colorbok; Black-DCWV
Cricut:Wrap it Up- phrase
Twine:Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
Dies:Nestabilities "Labels Eight"."Lacy Squares" and "Labels 10"

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cricutless Cupcake Card

I love Nestabilities and Cupcakes too.  This is what I came up with.  The cupcake is a stamp from "The Stamps Of Life"  I don;t usually use grey and orange, but I got this great paper pack, "Indie Chic" by My Mind's Eye.  The base shape is made with Nestabilities Labels Eight.  I used 4 different sizes from this set on this card

Papers:Grey-DCWV; pearly white-Core'dinations; all other-MME "Indie Chic" Brad is from matching set
Dies:Nestabilities Labels Eight
Stamp:Stamps of Life "Happy Bday 2 You"
Cuttlebug with "Divine Swirls" folder
Ribbon:from stash
Adhesives:Recollections pop dots, ATG

Saturday, May 26, 2012

2 Krafty Cards

I ordered some cool hemp and burlap products from Liz's Paper loft Boutique.  Check out this awesome site CLICK HERE  I am not a big bow crafter, but I am loving these twines and ribbons.  I made 2 non-Cricut cards, using Nestabilities and embellishments.  I am entering the red card into a Use Red Challenge at "Little Scrap Pieces"CICK HERE to join in the fun
I crocheted the hemp in the blue card. I just attatched the burlap on the back of the card using my ATG gun.
The red card uses embellishments by Jolee.  I purchased 4 sets of these from Michaels with a gift card that I won in a DL Art challenge.  Thanks Diana.  Be sure to visit Diana's bog for inspiration and fun challenges CLICK HERE 

Papers:Kraft base-Recollections; all other DCWV(Linen Closet;Naturals;Immortal)
Spellbinders Nestabilities-Labels Eight, Blossom and Lacey Circles
Embelishments:blue card-K&Company; red card-Jolees French General "Metal Scene" & "Metal Bouquet with Gems"
Hemp and Burlap Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
Adhesives:ATG; Recollections dimensionals

Friday, May 25, 2012


My mom always has time to listen to me and I always have time for her.  We like to talk over a cuppa (English for a cup of tea) Even though I have been in the US for over 40 years, tea is still my comfort drink.  I am entering this into a few challenges.  My friend Diana at DL Art is having a thank you challenge where you make a card for a friend, family member or neighbor using the color green.  For more details CLICK HERE  Also Bitten By the Bug 2 is having a challenge using "From My Kitchen" cartridge to make a card with something that can be found in your kitchen.  I have all kinds of Teapots.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Papers:base-Recollections:Pink patterned Fancy Pants Design"Summer Soul"; all others Bo Bunny"Ambrosia"
Cricut:From My Kitchen
Sentiment sticker:Creative Imaginations"Samantha Walker"
Adhesives:ATG; Recollections dimensionals

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Made Especially For you is having a 3 Brad Challenge,  I had these cute G Studio brads that got for $1 at Michaels,   The first brad says "OMG" the third one says "You're the best"  CLICK HERE to see the DT's cards and for more info on the challenge.

Papers: base-Core'dinations: all other-K& Company
Perfect Pearls
Spellbinders Shapabilities Lacy Doily Accents
Adhesives:ATG: Recollections dimensionals

Monday, May 21, 2012


I made this card for my friends son who is graduating high school.  I used Wild Card for the card base and the sentiments "You Did It" and Congrats" are from Beyond Birthdays. I cut the star layer twice I adhered half of the second star to the inside front to make a pocket for money.  FCCB is having a Graduation Challenge The DT has some great ideas. CLICK HERE for more info  Creative Cutter Room is also having a Graduation challenge.  They have some fun projects to inspire you to check it out CLICK HERE

Cricut:Beyond Birthdays, Wild Card
Cuttlebug with Star folder
Brad from my stash
Pen:Pentel Sunburst Metallic
Adhesive:ATG, Recollections dimensionals
Diploma sticker:Jolees

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was busy.  I am overwhelmed with the amount of decorations I still need to make for my sons 8th grade promotion dance.  But I did have time to make a cupcake card for BBTB2 Bakery Challenge. CLICK HERE for more information I love how this turned out.  The cut is a phrase from "Once Upon A Princess"  I used 2 sets of Spellbinders Nestabilities.  My newest addiction.
Papers:base-Colorbok' letters and inside square-Fancy Pants Summer Soul; all other Echo Park Hello Summer
Cricut:Once Upon A Princess
Dies: Spellbinders Shapabilities Lacy Doily and Nestabilities Lacy Squares
Brad: Studio G
Perfect Pearls
Adhesive:ATG: Recollections dimensionals

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Here is a fun floral "Hi There" card I made with my new Nestabitlities.  My daughter was so thoughtful this year.  She contacted a blog friend and asked her what she thought I would like.  I needed a new C plate for my Cuttlebug and I wanted a Nestabilitie.  I am entering this card into a  Flower Challenge at Die Cutting Divas check it out HERE
Papers:Solids-DCWV; patterned-My Minds Eye
Cricut:Freshly Picked
Dies:Nestabilities-Lacy Square: Tag and sentiment-My Creative Time-Teeny Tags
Embossing:Cuttlebug with Sizzix 4 Petal Flower folder
Ribbon:Casa Collection
Liquid Pearls
Gem Flowers:K&Company

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Here is a quick card that I made with a kit I got in the dollar section of Target.  It came with 3 small notecards, ribbon, gems, stickers and bird embellishments.  I cut up the note cards and put them on a 5"X7" card I made from DCWV paper.  The polka dot ribbon is Celebrate It.  The only other thing I used is my ATG gun.  The bird and the flower are felt.  I am entering this into a bird challenge at CAS-ual Fridays CLICK HERE for more information.

Monday, May 14, 2012


A few weeks ago I won some Petaloo Floral Ribbon from Paper Playtime. I knew I wanted to use it in a banner. I am going to enter it into a challenge at Little Scrap Pieces CLICK HERE

Paper:My Minds Eye Girls pack; solids SCWV Adhesive Mat Stack
Die:My Creative Time-Scalloped Circle
Martha Stewart Score Pad
Ribbon:off package; floral ribbon Petaloo
Adhesive:Sook Wang

Friday, May 11, 2012


Here is a thank you card I made using some new stamps I got on clearance at Michaels.  I paper pieced the main image, using Basic Grey "Konnichiwa" papers.  I am sending this card to a blogger friend who I met up with recently.  She gave me some really cool embellies.  The butterfly charm is one of them.  Check out Carri's blog at DoubleClick-AKA Abusybee Click Here.

Papers: solid-Colorbok; Patterned-Basic Grey-Kinnichiwa, kimono-origami paper from my stash
Sentiment:My Creative Time-Just a Little Note to say
Charm:Studio 8

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I haven't posted for a while.  I went to Arizona for my daughter's graduation.  So much fun.  I am still recovering from driving 800 miles while she slept in the car.  (we did make a short stop to sleep)  I hope to create and visit blogs soon.  So many Mothers Day cards to make.
Here is a card I made for my sister in law.  She likes the colors yellow and blue, in muted shades.  I used the kanji word function on Pagoda for the word "mother". The center medallion is from Damask Decor. I am entering this crd into a few challenges.
CCR has a Mothers Day Challenge, to  check out the designers projects CLICK HERE
Also Fantabulous Cricut is having a Mothers Day Challenge where you use the recipients favorite color for more information CLICK HERE
Paper:solids-Colorbok; patterned DCWV "Linen Closet"
Cricut:base with word-Pagoda p 60: medallion-Damask Decor
Glitter:Martha Stewart Tinsel
Fabric sticker from my stash no name on it
Liquid Pearls Baby Blue
Adhesives:Zip Dry, ATG

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I made this card to thank a blogger friend to thank her for some blog candy that I won.  I can't tell you who it is because I want her to be surprised when she gets the card.  Scrappy Moms is having a challenge to celebrate their new stamp sets.  The challenge is to use the Forever Young or similar cartridge.  I used Tie the Knot.  Check out the challenge and awesome stamps
I used an older Scrappy Moms set called "Sweet Somethings"  The new "Girls Just wanna Have Fun" set is on my wish list
Papers:solid-DCWV; Patterned-Bo Bunny "Ambrosia"
Stamp Scrappy Moms "Sweet Somethings" with VIVID ink
Adhesive:ATG and Forever in Time dimensionals
Cricut:Tie The Knot
Dimensional Sticker:Studio 112

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Here is the banner I made for my daughter's graduation from Arizona State. It turned out to be over 7' long.  I hope the hotel room has a wall that long  I couldn't get a shot of the whole thing so here it is in sections

She wants her windows tinted for a graduation present,  I got some glare on this shot maybe my camera needs to be tinted.  The actual pennants are from a banner pack by Me and My Big Ideas "Mambi Sheets"There are 12 different pennant shaped papers in the pad.
Papers:banner-Me and My Big Ideas; Solids-DCWV; Gold-Paper Source
Gems:G Studio
Cord:From a package
Adhesives:ATG, Forever in Time Pop Dots: Scotch glue stick;Xyron
Cricut:Hello Kitty Greetings: Font-A Child's Year

I am entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blogs "Save The Earth Cricut Crawl"Check out the fun hop CLICK HERE.  You have to use a recycled item in your project.  I used cord that was on a package.  It gave my banner the perfect look

Thank you

I won two prizes in challenges this week.  How exciting.  I won A Wild Card, from Made Especially for You.  This is a fun blog with lots of great Challenges.  They are having a color challenge. click here for more information.  I also won a challenge at Paper Playtime.  The prize is some gorgeous ribbon by Petaloo.  Check out this awesome blogclick here   Thank you to these blogs and their sponsors.