Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nature Calls

I made this card for my sons birthday,  He doesn't like porta potties.  It seems like they are at all of the sporting events.  He calls them "Stinky Toilets"  I think he will get a kick out of this.  I am linking this up to DL Arts 1,000 Post Linky Party CHECK IT OUT HERE  There are so many cool submissions.

Papers:solids-DCWV: patterned-atd "Great Outdoors"  really old.  The inside sentiments are from the same stack
Cricut:Camping Critters
Ink:Tim Holz Distress "walnut stain"
Decorative tape:Portafoia
Googlie eyes

Lit Up Cake

When I was looking through my stash of cards I realized that I didn't have many Birthday cards that could be for a gal or guy.  Most of them had bling on or were too elaborate.  So when I saw that the challenge at FCCB is to use a candle.  For more information CLICK HERE. I looked thru my booklets for a shaped card.  There were a few good ones in Something to Celebrate.  I think I will make a few more.  When I use the card feature on this cartridge I play around with the sizes.  I cut the card at 4.53"; the base at 4.18" and the cake at 4.06".  The ribbon was originally red and white.  I inked it up with Tim Holz Distress ink. My friend, Diana is having a 1,000 Post Linky Party CLICK HERE to join in the fun. There are a few more days left to submit your project.

Cricut-Something to Celebrate
Papers:Basic Grey-Shine On
Stamps and Die:My Creative Time "All Around Goodies" and "Scalloped & Stitched Circle Die"
Ink:Tim Holz-Walnut Stain
Ribbon:The Girls Paperie
Adhesives:ATG and glue stick for candles

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Here is a card I have had in my brain for a long time.  I wanted a certain color of green glitter paper for it.  DCWV has this great soft glitter paper.  I used "The Glitzy Glitter Stack" for the greens and Dazzle for the silver.  I always have a hard time photographing sparkly and foil papers.  Karen at Little Scrap Pieces is having a "Black and Green Challenge"  CLICK HERE to find out more information.  Diana at DL Art is having a Halloween/fall Colors/ Owl Challenge. CLICK HERE to join in the fun

Cricut:Wrap it Up
Dies:Ovals-Spellbinders "Labels Ten"; Sentiment die-My Creative Time "Scallop & Stitched Circle"
Stamps:Treats for my Sweet"
ATG; 33M dimensional tape
Twine:Liz's Paper lot Boutique  (Green thread-Sew Easy)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

You're a Good Noodle

I made this card for a friend at work.  The sentiment says "You're a Good Noodle"  It is by scrappy moms.  I wrapped Sew Easy thread around the top of the Chopsticks. (from a fast food place, cut to fit card)  The bowl is cut from Create A Critter.   I put a lot of 3M dimensional tape on the bag of the bowl, then I swirled twine around the chopstick and the top of the bowl.  The twine is from Liz's Paper  Loft.  The papers are "Konnichiwa" by Basic Grey
I am entering this card into Dianas 1,000 post linky party.  There are so many fun projects submitted so far CLICK HERE for information and inspiration

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Good Morning.  I woke up way to early this morning 3 instead of 5.  So I decide to post some Halloween projects I made yesterday.  I am loving the "Trifold card Die" from my Creative Time.  I got the idea for this treat holder from Emma CLICK HERE for more details.  I wanted a little wider holder so I use the envelope die for the front of the holder and the card die for the back.  My first attempt (the orange one) didn't turn out how I imagined.  When I put it down on my messy desk tape got adhered to the front.  I tried to cover it up.  Oh well the candy bar will hide that part.


Papers:K&Company, DCWV
Cricut:Owl-Storybook; skeleton-Paperdoll Dressup
Circle die and stamps:My Creative Time
Rectangle and label dies:Spellbinders
Ink:Colorbox and Memento
White Pen Sakura
AAAdhesive:Sook Wang and ATG

Monday, September 17, 2012


This weekend I purchased pack Your Bags.  I was thrilled to find out that FCCB has a Summer Challenge CLICK HERE for more details.  Pause , Dream and Enjoy has a "Red and Yellow"(I promise the paper is red, it photographed kinda pink) Challenge. CLICK HERE to enter the fun.  and Paper Playtime has Punch with a sentiment Challenge. get your punches out and CLICK HERE to find out more.  I am going to give this to a friend who is a little stressed about a promotion she got.

Papers:Solid-premade card joAnnes;Yellow glitter-Core'dinations;patterned-American Crafts
Cricut:Pack Your Bags
Gems:from my stash
Punches:border-Martha Stewart; Tag-EK Success; corner punch-Creative Memories
Adhesive:Zip Dry and ATG

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Cardz Tv has a challenge going on to make a Halloween card using the card feature on a Cricut cartridge. CLICK HERE for more information.  I used one of Mary's stamps for the "Hot Diggity Dog" sentiment.  I had to put a cat in there, so I used My Creative Times "Treats for my Sweet" I searched thru my booklets and came up on an old one that I haven't used for ages.  "Paper Pups"  I cut the card at 5.24 twice.  First I cut it out in black card stock.  Then I cut it out with K&Company double sided Halloween card stock.  I trimmed the black puppy to fit over the polka dot one and adhered it using Zip Dry.  I am entering this into a Halloween card for a child challenge at DL ART  CLICK HERE for details and to see Diana's great monster card.
Papers:solids-Colorbok; print-K&Company
Cricut:Paper Pups
Dies:My Creative Time
Stamps:"Hot Diggity Dog"Cardz TV; "Scaredy Cat" My Creative Time
Adhesive:3M dimensional tape; Zip Dry

Friday, September 14, 2012


I made this card for my friend who is going on a New England and Canadian cruise.  I am entering it into a challenge at Die Cutting Divas,  the challenge is to make a card using school colors.  To enter this challenge CLICK HERE. FCCB is having a "Planes, Tains and automobile" challenge.  Any kind of transportation.  I hope a boat counts CLICK HERE for details.  Diana from dl Art is having a month long linky party.  You can enter more than once.  Thanks Diana.  To find out how to link up a project CLICK HERE  My son Robert goes to Foothill High their mascot is a falcon and the colors are blue and gold.  I went to the rival school Amador whose colors are purple and gold.  I thought this card went better with blue.

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Cricut:Life is a Beach word function (I cut the phrase several times and used the leftovers inside)  for the boat I cut the main image with all of the layers
Papers:DCWV-patterned and Core'dinations-solids
Adhesives:ATG and 3m Dimensional tape

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


My Creative Time is having a Recycle challenge. CHECK IT OUT I have had this silver box with holes in it.  It originally had MAC make-up in it.  I decided to fill the holes with glitter paper and stamps or with brads.  I had to take the pictures at weird angles, so my reflection didn't show.  All of the stamps are MCT

Dies:My Creative time-Scallop and Stitched Cirle Die
Stamps:My Creative Time:"All Around Christmas" and "From Our Family To Yours"
Ink:Vivid, Memento
Brads:fabric-K&Company; others-Recollections

Monday, September 10, 2012


I used 3 Birds On Parade to make this Bird-day card.  I  chose this cut to enter a Music Challenge at Pause, Dream, Enjoy
Papers: background and plain solids-Colorbok; Glitter and shimmer-DCWV
Stamps: Jillie Bean Soup
Cricut:3 Birds On Parade
Ink: Vivid

Friday, September 7, 2012


My neighbor's son is driving my son to school.  I made a money holder to give him some gas money.
I used Nifty Fifties cartridge for the car and Lacy labels for the backgrounds.  All paper is DCWV.  Adhesive ATG
I am linking this up to Diana;s thousand post linky party.  You have all month and can link as often as you want.  For details CLICK HERE   I am also entering a new challenge where anything goes.  It is called Cut It Up CLICK HERE to find out more information

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I made this house warming card for my two daughters who just got an apt together in Southern California.  This week I am sending them a Trader Joes gift card.  The shaped card is from Wild Card 2.  I put clear plastic from a recycled package for the window.  This card fits 2 challenges.  BBTB@ is having an "All Shaped Up" Challenge CLICK HERE for more information.  Scrappy moms is having a "Shape Up" Challenge. CLICK HERE to join in the fun
Cricut:Wild Card 2 (card feature)
Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls and Distressed Stripes folders.
Sizzix:Four Petal Flower embossing folder
Spellbinders:Lacy Squares
Sentiment Scrappy Moms "Sweet Somethings"
Ink- Viva
Adhesive:Sook Wang,Forever in Time

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Carri at Double Click Connections AKA A Busybee Is having some fun monster blog candy to celebrate over 950 followers.  She has so many creative ideas.  Congrats Carri

Monday, September 3, 2012


I made this card for a boys birthday,  I used Wild Card 2.  I am entering it into a challenge at Cardz TV Color Challenge.  You can only use red, blue and yellow. for details CLICK HERE

Papers:Clouds and letters-Core'dinations; rest-DCWV
Cricut:Wild Card 2
Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls
Nestabilities-Labels four

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Here is a card I made for a friend's 50th birthday.  I had my Twinkle Toes  cartridge out from a project I made last week.  Boy there are some cute cuts on there.  I didn't use the tut or bow cut.  Instead I used some ribbon that I had won from "Little Scrap Pieces"   Speaking of "Little Scrap Pieces" Karen is having a pink challenge.CLICK HERE to see two great cards using Kate's ABCs and information on the challenge.  (On my wish list)  All paper is DCWV, except for the base which is Colorbok.  I used Spellbinders Labels Eight for the center pieces and Elmers Designer Masking Tape. The sentiment is Jillibean Soup.  I am also entering this into a bird or chick challenge at "Pause, Dream and Enjoy"CLICK HERE for details.
I am also linking this up to Diana's 1000 POST Linky Party  I forgot to mention it when I first posted this,  Diana has a wonderful blog  She is a big inspiration to me and we have become friends.  She has great challenges and uses lot of fun techniques on her cards and banners.  CLICK HERE to link up and to explore her blog  Congrats on 1000 posts.