Friday, September 30, 2011

Monogram Note Card

I made some cards for my Mom's birthday today with the help from Diane at Capadia Designs. She has great ideas and is very helpful to so many. I know when I first got DS her tutorials really help me to understand how the software worked. I mainly use my Gypsy to design now but they are both great products for me. As you can see I made 8 cards for my Mom. These fit nicely in a box that I showed earlier in the month that was made with TBBM.

A2 card base
Pattern Paper - Bazzill
Embossing- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Thanks for stopping by:)


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dance The Night Away!

I saw this sketch over at Blog Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #4 and decided it would be perfect for last years Father/Daughter Dance. The dance has a theme every year, and this paticular year was "famous pairs". They went as Bo Peep and Woody from Toy Story. Since their outfits weren't color coordinating I chose to go more with Po Beep's pink. I usually journal with the computer and not my own handwriting, wish I would have done that this time. Oh, well. I do like the design of the page. There were quite a few pictures and I chose only a few and will put the rest in those great sleeves that will fit 6 back to back (total 12) and slide in behind this page in the album. I used to think that all of them had to be scrapped, but really it is whatever you are comfortable with:) The sleeves can be decorated too. The flowers have a really nice shimmer in person that compliments the bits of glitter on the paper.

The flowers were from George and Basic Shapes. I started with a pink paper and then spritzed them
Perfect Pearls Spun Sugar.  I mixed water and the Perfect Pearls Powder together.

Mister used to spray flowers. You have to shake them really well
before using to get all the powder out from the bottom before spraying.


Layout from Blog Quick Quotes Challenge #4
Papers - DCWV Garden Party
Flowers - George and Basic Shapes 1", 1.25", 1.50", 1.75"
Font - Gypsy Font 1"
Border - Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art height 2"

Thanks for stopping by:)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Well, this little cutie is too cute to scare anyone. Doesn't she look surprised! There are so many great creations right now in blog world. It really puts me in the mood for the upcoming season.

A10 card base
Solid Paper - Bazzill
Pattern Paper - Bo Bunny
Face Stamp - PK 490 Everyday Character Face
Twine - Pink Paislee Soiree
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Skeleton Scroll
Monster - Paperdoll Dress Up 3.08"
Circle - George and Basic Shapes 3.31"
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments
Popdots, black ink

Peachykeen Stamp Challenge Sketch with a Twist (twine or embroidery floss)
Cardz TV - Challenge #91 "Things That Go Bump In the Night"

Thanks for stopping by:)

Bear Hugs

I am playing along with M.A.G. Challenge By The Page challenge #45 today. The challenge today was to use Doodlecharms page 105, the cute little bear. I thought it would be fun to use the border on this one. I layered the individual bears on top of the border and pop dotted them up.

A10 size card 4" x 9.25"
Solid Papers - Stampin Up
Floral Paper - Crate Paper Farmhouse
Bear Border - 2.74" on gypsy
Bear layer - 2.74" on gypsy
Twine- PinkPaislee Soiree
Stamp - My Pink Stamper
Brown Zig Pen, Pop dots, brads, black ink


M.A.G. Challenge By The Page - bear
A Muse Studio Challenge - twine

Thanks for stopping by:)


Monday, September 26, 2011

Go Wild!

Hi Everyone! This card was so much fun to make. I got the idea from Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking. The monkey actually swings from the trees!! I used a brad to attach to the leaf patterned paper and then adhered the tail behind the middle leaf. Then I attached to the card. Sorry I didn't take measurements for this. It is an A2 card so sizes are based off of that. Cartridges used were Sweetheart and Create a Critter.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thinking of You

There is a new challenge site that started called Go Fish Challenge affiliated with TradeFish Designs. I hadn't heard of these stamps before and really like their sets. They will have challenges on the 1st and the 15th of the month. The 1st challenge is "anything goes." I chose the soft colors of green and purple today.

A2 card using Stampin' Up for base
Butterfly - Storybook 3.59"
Frame - Cindy Loo 2.29"
Liquid Pearls - White Opal
Sentiment - Michael's

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011


This is a card that I made for a few challenges.  I inked the edges lightly with brown. For the circles and frame for sentiment, I grouped each pair and then resized one of them to make a shadow. I also used a pop dot for the pumpkin to give it more dimension. I am liking this new stack from DCWV. I like that it has dimension on the papers and some glitter too;).


A2 size kraft cardstock
Pumpkin - Gypsy Wanderings1.80"
Circles - Create A Critter Smaller Circle 3.32", Large Circle 3.86"
Stamp Frame - Create A Critter 2.44"
Sentiment Frame - Create A Critter Smaller 1.09", Larger 1.19"
Scallop - Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art 0.62"
Leaf Paper - Size 2 3/4" x 5"
Woven Mat - 4" x 5 1/4"
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Papers DCWV Harvest Gathering
Diamond Stickles

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 182 Anything Goes

My Craft Spot Challenge 26 Fall Leaves

Crafty Sprouts Get Sketchy With It

The Scrap Master Color Combo

Thanks for looking:)


Monday, September 19, 2011

I won!!

I was so excited this morning to find out that I was one of the winners for the Cooking With Cricut challenge for back to school. What a nice way to start the day:)

If you haven't been over to this blog you should check all the great work out and enter a challenge. They are a lot of fun.

Thank you, again, ladies for choosing me. It is always nice to be recognized by your peers.


Friday, September 16, 2011

The Mad Hatter

Halloween is always a fun time in our house. I'm sure there are many of you who have your kids come to you with many different options leading up to the holiday. As the kids have gotten older, I try not to put to much into it because minds change as the time gets closer:) Last year my oldest wanted to be the Mad Hatter. Well, you tube and a glue gun to the rescue.

The hat was really a lot easier to put together than I had anticipated. This video really helped make it that way Threadbanger on YouTube. The materials were not costly at all. I had a lot already around the house. I purchased a posterboard and feather. The rest I already had. The hat pins were made with the same wire that I used to make the brim of the hat. I used red cloth underneath the cream lace. I hot glued buttons to the wire and then attached to the hat. The hat, itself, was spray painted green, gold and black.

I took white cotton material and stained it with tea to give it more of an aged look. I added an elastic band to keep the hat on her head because it was really heavy.

Well, if she decides to have a hat in her costume this year I can definitely be more confident making one. Give it a try. It was much easier than it may appear and a lot of fun:)



You Had Me At Craft


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #30 called for a tall card with presents. I have never done a card this size and I really enjoyed it. I was needing a birthday card and really had fun with the simplicity of this one. Let me know if you like these size cards too:)

A10 card
Papers - Bazzill and DCWC Flower Shower Stack
Frame - Stretch Your Imagination height 10.10" on gypsy
Presents - Celebration height 5.98" on gypsy
Stamp - My Creative Time Gift Card Sentiments
Glossy Accents


Celebrate the Occasion - tall card with presents


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sweet Koala

Paper Craft Weekend had a fun challenge to use twine in your project. My sis' needed a pick me up and she loves koala bears so I made this for her. Create a Critter cuts really go together fast. The little balloon is so sweet.

A2 card base Stampin' Up
Paper Strip - Scraps
Koala - Create a Critter 2 3/4"
Balloon - Create a Critter 1"
Twine - Pink Paislee
Stamp - My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious



Musical Cats

Well, I finally did a layout with Fantabulous Cricut as my inspiration! The challenge this week was to do something musical. Boy, do I have a lot of that to do for my older daughter's book. Before I know it, there will be another performance and more to do:) These pictures were taken this summer so I'm not too far behind. We made her cat costume. I have to say the tail, for me, was the most fun. I used 5 different colors of tulle and the base was a nylon hose stuffed with polyester fiberfil.  They were cut in strips, 2 pieces sewn together and when pulled on the ends created a puff ball that was then sewn to the base. Her tail inspired a lot of the other girls too so they also created tails to match their costumes. It was too hot this day, but other peformances she wore one of her legwarmers on one leg. I sewed yarn to just to give some dimension to it.
This particular layout was for the "Cats" Musical song Jellicle Cats

The wheel paper was inspired because the cats live in a junkyard. I drew with the cri-kit pens in
black before cutting out.

This cat is also singing and the black cri-kit glitter pen was used on this one too.

This particular number was the opening act for "Music Man" so the backdrop had some
fun colors that we decided to pull onto the layout.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Cityscape - Plantin SchoolBook 12.70" width on gypsy
Font - Hello Kitty Font 2.38" height on gypsy
Gold Cat - Paper Doll Dress Up 6.56" height on gypsy
Grey Cat - Paper Doll Dress Up 6.69" height on gypsy
Barrell - Paper Doll Dress Up 7.77" height on gypsy
Musical Notes - Gypsy Wandering & Twinkle Toes 2.38" and 1.00" height on gypsy
Cri-Kit Glitter Pen - Black
Copic Markers - musical notes pink and blue RV21 and BG15


Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #77 - musical notes or instrument


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TBBM 3D Challenge

This is a cart that I really haven't used much and what a great challenge for me hosted by Bitten By the Bug 2. I needed to make a box for a notecard set that I made. It took less than 10 minutes to cut and score. 8 notecards with envelopes fit inside.


Box - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 9"
Flower - Forever Young
Belly Band - 2" width
Papers - DCWV Citrus Stack
Stickles - Orange Peel


Bitten By the Bug 2


Monday, September 12, 2011

Back To School

I received my order from Emma at My Creative Time and was able to sit down and play with the gift card holder. I think this is a great idea that will get a lot of good use around my house. It was very simple to do and came together quite quickly. Her stamps are really nice too. This little girl is so cute. I cut her from Twinkle Toes. I hid the face cuts on my gypsy and used Peachy Keen Stamps instead. I glittered her up a bit too:)

Gift Card Die - My Creative Time Embossed Gift Card Holder Die
Papers, Bazzill, Basic Grey, Daisy D
Twinkle Toes - height 2.66" on gypsy
Font - Hello Kitty Font height 1.94" on gypsy
Stickles - Diamond
Stamps - My Creative Time Gift Card Sentiment
Peachy Keen - PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment
Sakuro Uniball Signo White Pen

Entering into:

Peachy Keen LFIF Back to School

Cooking With Cricut School Days

Quick Quotes Back to School 

Have a great Monday!


Saturday, September 10, 2011


Just playing around with images and think this fishy is so cute. Sometimes it's nice to make a quick simple card. Secretly, I do keep looking at it thinking it needs a little somethin':)


A2 Card Base - Stampin Up
Pattern Paper - Urban Prairie Basic Grey
Tag - cut by hand - Bazzill off white
Fish - Create a Critter, Bazzill papers scraps , height 2.50"
Stamp - My Pink Stamper


Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my 22nd anniversary with my husband! This is the card that I made for him. Hard to believe that the time has gone by so fast. I used the Sweetheart cartridge. I really like all the cuts on this card and they are really easy to work with. I have not been disappointed with it.:)

A2 Card Base Stampin Up Paper
Couple - Sweethearts height 3.57" gypsy
Papers - Scraps
Heart - Sweethearts height .40" gypsy
Stamp - My Creative Time Gift Card Sentiment
Stickles - Red Xmas

Thanks for stopping by:)


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hi There!

Good Morning! Today I pulled one of my favorite cartridges, which is Storybook. It has so many great features. I got my stamps from Emma at My Creative Time and am so excited to work with them. I haven't had much time to play with them, but am hoping that time will free up some for me so I can:) I am really anxious to work with the gift card die. I will post when I get one done. I really like this paper stack from Basic Grey. I have used a lot of it as it seems to go for a lot of different occasions. I like how this pulled some good fall colors out too.

A2 Card Base - Stampin Up
Pattern Paper-  Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Solid Paper - Bazzill
Owl - Storybook pg. 34, height 2.70 on gypsy
Tree limb - Storybook pg. 34, height 3.64 (cut the owl off)
Punch - Fiskars

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rock On!

Hi All! This was so much fun to make. I saw on Bitten By The Bug 2 a challenge for wings, heart, or drips. The examples use Rock Princess, however, this isn't a cart I have. I decided to see what I could come up with. I struggled at first to figure out what direction I wanted to take. I am always surprised when creating how you can start in one direction and it goes completely in another. I am really happy with how this turned out. I hope you like it too. It definitely had me thinking outside the box:)
I welded wings, large heart and drips together on gypsy. I doubled the cut out wings to give more dimension. I also cut out a section of the wings so that they would be tucked a little under the heart.

I used pop dots to give height to the banner and the large heart.
A2 size - white (sorry can't remember which brand) with slight glitter
Pattern Papers - DCWV Black Currant
Heart - height 1.60" on gypsy, George and Basic Shapes
Solid Wings - height 1.60" on gypsy, Indie Art
Cut Out Wings - height 1.79" on gypsy, Indie Art
Drips - height 0.69", 0.73", 0.82" on gypsy, George and Basic Shapes
Small heart - height .76 on gypsy, George and Basic Shapes
Banner - height 1.16" on gypsy, Happy Hauntings
Font - height 0.84" on gypsy, Blackletter

Thanks for looking:)


Monday, September 5, 2011

Heart Cut Out

I have been playing around with my gypsy trying to make different cut outs and I came across a post from a blogger that I regularly follow, Creations With Christina. She has great tutorials and projects. She used a Silhouette image to make a card that I think is so pretty. I don't have this machine, but thought it would be fun to try and replicate on a much smaller scale. I opened my gypsy and found a heart that I liked. (I used Create a Critter width 4.92) I used the heart as a guide to be able to position my circles and hearts. I really like Christina's card design and it was fun for me to try something new. I'm not one to create normally like that with my work. I am always amazed at the bloggers I follow who take shapes and create something else with DS or gypsy. That is a gift! I'm not sure I have the patience:). 


A2 Card Base - Stampin Up
Pattern Paper - DCWV Baby Boy
Circles - George and Basic Shapes, height .27" on gypsy
Hearts - Cindy Loo, height 3.02" on gypsy
Ribbon - Michael's

Happy Labor Day and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bring on the Cooler Weather!!

I am starting to get really excited for fall. The weather has finally broken here today and it is gorgeous and sunny at about 69 degrees. It is so pleasant! Makes me think of football, yummy soups, pumpkins, hayrides. So, with that in mind, I decided to play today with Celebrate the Occassion (Challenge #28). I haven't played much with this cart and am excited to give it a go. I have some halloween pages to scrapbook and am planning on using this cart as well as Mini Monsters. I really need to get busy with my pages:)

I think she is really fun and spooky looking at the same time. It was tricky because she was pretty tiny. Overall she went together pretty easy. I would say the eyes were a little difficult. I had laid her out on my gypsy and almost missed a layer. I love my gypsy but sometimes when I am working with unfamiliar carts I still pull my books out to make sure I don't foget anything.  I wanted the stamp to be subtle so I didn't press really hard.

Bride of Frankenstein - height 2.22 " Happy Hauntings, Gypsy Cricut
Frame - height 2.88" Create a Critter
Papers - Blue and green  - Bazzill scraps, pattern (sorry don't remember as it is also a scrap),
Kraft base - American Crafts
Stamp - Small Talk My Creative Time
Scallop - Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art
Stickles - Xmas Red
Ribbon - Making Memories

Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon:)


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mini Monsters

Happy Thursday! Almost to the weekend. I thought I would look at Mini Monsters today. I really haven't used this cart much and need to. The images are really easy to put together and they are so fun. This is the second card I have done and I don't think I like the cards. They seem a little flimsy even when I use a heavyweight paper. I used the shadow feature and a top layer thinking that would help out. I'm sure someone has figured this The card layer is actually white and I probably will stamp in there when I decide who this card should live with:) On the eyes I tried to make the stickles more misshapen to give him an even goofier look. Overall, I do think he is really cute.

Card Base - Mini Monsters height 5.33" on gypsy
Stickles -black
Papers Stampin Up and Bazzill
Entering in 4 challenges:
Cricut Cardz Challenge - Card Feature
Fantabulous Cricut - Splash of Yellow
You Had Me At Craft - Made It Myself Monday
One Stop Craft Challenge -Anything But Square

Thanks for looking!