Thursday, September 30, 2010


Hi Everyone,
   Just wanted to share this.  I made this for a coworker of mine who just had her 1st baby! I have ALL boys, so I enjoyed making this for her.  I don't get a chance to make girlie l.o. very often.

The l.o. is adhered to a canvas so she can hang it up or put on a shelf to show it off. She can also add her own pics or write a little something for her.
Just thought I'd share :0)

Happy Hauntings

Have you ever had a long, long day? Feeling stressed and frustrated? .........AND then you walk into a Michael's or Joanns and you take in the sweet smell of glue and paper and paint and just like that.... you feel so much BETTER??? Seriously, that was me last night when I went out to Michaels.  By the time I came home, I was ready to take on the boys' homework!!

OK then, today I finished my Halloween card for a few more challenges.  I enjoyed this one because I used the embossing technique on the gate. I watched Momo's ustream video the other day on Embossing and I just had to try it! Lots of fun doing it. Thanks Momo (again).

So here it is.  Hope you like it.

I just love the way the gate come out nice and shiny!

Crafty Creations Challenge #87 Owls
Fantabulous Cricut-Challenge Me Monday #29
Cricut Cardz Challenge #44

Card stock:
   Recollections-Ravenhead Manor
Happy Hauntings Cartridge
Scribbles-3D paint (Shiny Deep Red)
VersaMark Stamp-Frost
Stampendous Powder-Black
Stamp n Stuff Powder-Clear
You can watch the U-Stream embossing video on

Thank you everyone for visiting my site and for all the comments I have been receiving!! Really appreciate it!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Welcome Little One

Whew!! I think I just made this one in time for the #43!!!

I had such a busy day today that I  didn't have a chance to do any crafting at all :(
I finally get to my computer at about 7:30 pm and realized that this challenge is closing in 1.5 hours.
Ahhhhhh. I just did not want to pass this one up!!

ALSO, I want to give a big shout out to Mari @!!!!! She hit 1000 FOLLOWERS today! Wow! How exciting! Congratz!!!!
I'm also submitting this card to her Tuesday Challenge #13.  All about using green, yellow, and orange with some kind of faux stitching.  Check her out, she is absolutely amazing!

Cricut Cartridges:
    New Arrival-Little One, Welcome, & feet
    Tags,Bags, Boxes- green tag
Cardstock: Fresh Paisley Collection-Autumn Leaves
Craft Essentials: Tropical Orange and Yellow ribbon
Craft Essentials: Tangerine Glitter Glue
Fiskars Border Punch
Rub-ons for the stars
Memory Direct Dabbers for shading

Monday, September 27, 2010


Happy Monday Everyone!!

Well this morning I was so excited to see what new challenges were starting today!!  I was so not disappointed 8)   Yay so excited.  So this is what I made today...

I have to say I was a little nervous about working with a digi stamp because I had NEVER done one before :( 
I did try using copic markers, but wasn't coming out to well.  Needless to say I need to practice, practice, practice.  I did use some chalk colors and colored pencils instead.
So if anyone has any helpful hints or know of some great tutorials using the markers and stamps, please let me know!!

Cartridges: Alphalicious for the heading
                      Stretch Your Imagination for the leaves
"Autumn Leaf & Acorn" from
Twine for the bow & 2 buttons
Tan/Brown ribbon from Craft Essentials
Glitter Jelly Pen, Colored Pencils, Chalk

Be Inspired Challenge with Whoopsi Daisy at http:/
Challenge #86 Falling Leaves at http:/
Sketch 19-Happy Fall Y'all 
at http:/

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Fall!!

Hi Everyone, I hope you guys are all having a great weekend so far.
Here is my latest project that I just finished and am so excited about!  I love the way it came out, especially because it was my first time using the Critters Cart.  I made this little box because I needed something to put some of my crafting tools and markers in, which is how I came up with this...

I hope you like it! This was so much fun making!!

   Stretch Your Imagination (Tree & green leaf)
   Simply Charmed ("Happy Fall")
   Create A Critter (squirrel & acorn)

Chipboard box  
"Leaves"-Hot Off The Press:Halloween kit
Memory Direct Dabbers-for the shading
Flowers & ribbon-Craft Essentials
Hugs & Kisses Rub On-Memories Direct
Brads & heart embellishments with twine

Companion Challenge: Falling for Fall -
Challenge #60 -

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Quickly Search Your Cricut Cartridges!

Hi Everyone, thanks for checking in.  I wanted to pass along this great site called! I heard about it from
It is very easy to use.  Your result pops up with the cartridge name, picture, and page #. How great is that!!
I actually used it today.  I had forgotten where I had seen the heading "happy fall."  I typed it in, and this is what I got...
Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed-page 57                                                        

Isn't that awesome??  Again, thanks to Joy at obsessed with scrapbooking! I hope it helps!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dorcas' Giveaway

Good morning everyone! Great news....In celebration of Dorcas hitting 300, she is giving away a ROBOTZ cart!! Visit her at for more info on how to enter.  She also has some great video's and awesome projects.

1st Challenge

Hi Everyone!!! I am so Excited because first of all, its my 1st blog!  YAY!! Thank you for visiting. I really appreciate you stopping by and supporting.

Second, I'm submitting my very first project in my very FIRST challenge!!  Definitely excited and nervous. This layout I made on a canvas because you can hang it on a wall, put it on a shelf, or just show it off however you like! So I hope you guys like it and please leave me your comment or feedback.   Thanx a bunch, Elsa




Cartridges: Tear Drop, Designer's Calendar, &
                   Walk in my Garden
8x10 Artist Stretched Canvas
Clear Acrylic Coaster from
Memories Direct Dabbers                                                                                 
Scribbles 3D paint                                              
Amsterdam Acrylic paint
And thank you so much to Melin at
for the great "faces tutorial.  So helpful and so cute!! 

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #28
My Pink Stamper-Anything Goes
Paper Playtime-Autumn