Sunday, October 31, 2010


Ok, so I said I was coming back with some pictures to share.

My 3 boys, excited to get to trick or treating.

Still feeling tortured because mommy wants to keep taking pictures! lol

Finally, out with all the cousins 8)

Ok guys, thanks for checking out my pics.  Would love for you to share yours!! Have a great night everyone!!

Witching You a Happy Birthday!

Wow! What a Halloween weekend!! I hope you guys had a blast!  My family had the best time.  Halloween is such a fun Holiday!!

So my husband and I went to a Halloween/Birthday party on Saturday!  It's funny how the older you get the earlier you wanna come home!! lol.  We had a really fun time with great friends! 

I made this card for the birthday boy.  Still need to work on my copics but overall I was pleased with it.  Here it is....

The super cute digi I won last week at Sassy Studio Designs! I love her. She is just too cute! The cardstock is from K&Company (Halloween) and Recollections (RaveheadManor).  The droopy punch is Martha Stewart. 

The tag I made using my Cricut, Gypsy Font cart and mini gel pens. I cut out the tag with Tags,Bags & more cart.

I used the Gypsy Font cart for "naughty" and Create a Critter cart for "Birthday."

I'm going to enter my card in a few challenges:

Hope you guys like it.  I will be posting again later with some pictures from this great weekend! Thanks for coming by you guys!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Exciting News!!!

I wanted to share the great news with everyone tonight!!  I was chosen to be on my very FIRST  DESIGN TEAM!!!! Woo Hoo!! I am so Excited!! I could not believe it!  I was chosen for Fantabulous Cricut!! They are amazing!! They have weekly challenges, tutorials, tips and so much more!! I love their challenges! They are so much fun and the prizes are incredible.  Definitely go by and visit!  You will absolutely love them.

I also want to thank everyone who has been leaving me very sweet comments! Thank you for your support and encouragement!! Thank you to all of my new followers and my O.G. followers. You guys are amazing!!

So come join us at Fantabulous Cricut and get in on the fun!!
Have a good night you guys 8)


Happy Halloween

Happy Friday Everyone!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and an awesome Halloween!! My kids are certainly looking forward to it!!

Ok, so I finished my Halloween card this morning.  For some reason I was having a really hard time with it.  Halloween....should be easy right?? Thousands of things to pick from....and for some reason I just could not get my mojo going.  I finished it.  Not too happy with it.  I'm usually excited about the things I make, but this one for some reason is just not calling out to me 8(

Anyways, here it is...
I used my Happy Hauntings cart for the witch.  Then decided to add some stickles to her.  Maybe that was my mistake.??
I had the broom left over from another project and decided to add that one and cut out the original cut.
My sentiment is from Pink By Design-A Haunting We Will Go and that I heat embossed.
I cut out the moon myself and the ribbon is from Celebrate it-Halloween.
hmmm. yeah... still not feeling it.  

Hope you guys have a safe and happy Halloween!!! Talk to you soon 8)


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thank You

Hey Everyone,
I hope your week is going just fine.  I know a lot of people out there are getting sick and hopefully it is NOT you 8)

This morning, I finished this card.  I love how the embossing came out.  It just  pops off the paper giving it some dimension.  I hope you agree. So here it is...

This cute lit' bear is from Meljen's Designs.  

The "Thank You" embossing just pops.  I used my Sizzix embossing folder.
The paper is from Core'dinations and it is made for embossing, sanding,etc. It has the core color that comes out.  

I used Copics for the digi and used my Gypsy Wandering cart for the brown scallop circle in the background.
I just recently discovered all the cute card cutouts that the cart has and I'm lovin' it!! My flowers are Prima flowers and the antique copper brads are from Making Memories.

PaperCraft Star- Challenge 19 Photo Inspiration
Scrap Creations- Be Thankful
Incy Wincy Designs- #65 Lace and Pearls
MelJen's Designs-Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Madison's Card

Hey Everyone,
I'm so happy I finally had a chance to finish Madison's card.  For those of you who don't know, she is a little girl battling cancer.  Trish at Techniques by Trish is putting together a package with cards or anything else that might put a smile on her face.  Trish is planning on sending it out soon, so please send it to her by Friday 10/29 if you want to help.  Here is the card I made for little Madison....

This cute image is from Meljen's Designs

Inking Pink Candy

Hey everyone.. if don't already know than its about time that you do! There is a HUGE blog hop going on for Breast Cancer Awareness. Tons of prizes and lots of inspiration.. and most importantly a bunch of touching stories that just might help save your life. Go check it out at The Beary Scrap.

Now isn't that pink goodness at it's finest.  The blog candy contains
  • 1 of each of everything from My Mind's Eye Madison Avenue Collection (brads, buttons, letter stickers, glittered accessory sheet, dimensional die cuts, glittered layer stickers, ribbons & trims, 1 stamp set, 5 tags & titles, 1 chipboard album, 10 papers) 
  • Lots of Mulberry Paper Flower 
  • 1 Bubblegum Glimmer Mist 
  • 1 Pink Stickles Glitter Glue 
  • 1 Stardust Stickles Glitter Glue 
  • 1 PINK ATG Adhesive Applicator 
  • 2 yards of crochet lace trims 
  • 1 yard each of ribbons in pinks & browns

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pinky the ScareCrow

Ok, so after working on this card for a few hours, I just could not come up with a "cool"

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.  I am LOVING the cool weather in So. Cal! How about you guys??

So, for this image I used Copics.  I'm still trying to learn and practice as you can see. This one was a bit challenging because of all the small details it had.  It definitely took me a while to finish her, but I think she came out ok.  I was also a little limited as to my colors only because I REALLY wanted to use her in the Incy Wincy challenge which called for Pink and Brown.

I enjoyed putting this card together.  I used all sorts of stuff for this one.....embossing with my Sizzix, Cricut expression, digi stamp, distressing, and of course just embellishments.  It was fun to change it up and just see what happens.

So this is what happened....

This is such a cute Digi Stamp from Karen's Doodles. I just love her.  The card stock I've had for a while, so not sure what brand it is.  I used my Sizzix Twizzle to emboss the brown paper under the image. My bling is from Craft Designer.

I used Gypsy Wanderings for the sentiments.  I had totally forgotten that this cart came with my gypsy and had never used it before.  Very happy when I found these.  The pumpkins I cut out using Create A Critter. That cart has the cutest cutouts.

I used my Designer's Calender cart to cut out the leaves.  The ribbon is from Joanns.

Karen's Doodles#33-Distress It Challenge
JitterBuggin Challenge-Sketch 21 Pumpkin Patch
Fantabulous Cricut-Challenge #32 Falling Leaves
Incy Wincy Designs-Challenge #64 Pink & Brown
Belli Challenge #102-Pumpkins & Fall Sketch
Daring Cardmakers-Autumn Leaves
Easy Craft Projects-Challenge #24 Autumn
Stamp Something-Digi Challenge
Stampin' for the Weekend-Challenge #49 Halloween/Fall
Stampin' Royalty-Challenge #42 Ribbons
Simon Says Stamp!-Give Thanks Challenge

Hope you guys like it.  Remember, I LOVE FEEDBACK!!!! Have a great rest of your weekend guys!!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I can't believe Halloween is right around the corner.  I still need to get the boys costumes much to do, so little time!!

Anyways, here is my latest project.  My husband & I are going to a Surprise Birthday/Halloween Party, so this tag will be perfect for the gift.

Hope you like it.

I used my Puffy Velvet marker to make the furry effect on my lit guy.
Used the stickles on my spider web to give it more of a pop.


Mini Monsters Cart
Tags,Bags & More Cart
Recollections RavenHead Manor CardStock
Peachy Keen Stamps
Recollections Metal Rhinestone Brads-Bat
Sticko Stickers-Boo
Marvy Uchida Puffy Velvet Fabric Marker

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blog Candy

Wow this is my second post today about some amazing Blog Candy Giveaways!! Cant believe how much stuff is being given away right now!!! Exciting!

Ok, so this one is from Andrea's Stampin Moments. You have until Nov.1st, so hurry on over and enter 8)

Good luck Everyone,


Wow Everyone,
I can't believe I won the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!!! I just got home from work, decided to look to see what's new.......and there is a picture of my Wall Hanging!!!

I want to send a big Thank You to everyone at FCCB!! They are amazing. Thank you for putting these challenges together so that girls like me can get all excited about making stuff and creating!! You guys are such an inspiration!!

Here is a picture of my Wall Hanging...

I also want to thank everyone who follows me!  I am making so many new friends and I am so grateful.  You guys are amazing! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading your comments so please keep writing them.
Thanks for your support 8)

MouthWatering Blog Candy

Hey Everyone,
If you haven't heard, The Stamping Boutique is having an AMAZING giveaway!  It is soooooo good that it is just MouthWatering!!!

Blog candy includes:
A set of 36 Copic Ciao Markers (wow)Creative Imaginations "Card Making for Dummies" Greeting card kit,
Spellbinders nestabilities, Making Memories Advent Calendar kit,
My Little bicycle PP's, cardstock, 10 things pockets, specialty tags, canvas specialty tags chipboard slider and "Merci" shortcake stamp.

You have until Nov 20th to enter.
Good luck Everyone!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Get Well Soon

Happy Monday Everyone!
Hopefully this will be a great week for everyone.

I just finished this card for a number of challenges.  I am excited because it is my First card using Copics!!!
I know I still have some more practice to do, but I think it came out ok for my first time.  I am open to any pointers and advice 8)

I didn't have a Get Well Soon stamp, so I used my Cricut and the Calligraphy Collection cart to write the sentiment.

"Sick Little Bear" Digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps
Calligraphy Collection & Tags,Bags & More Cricut Cart
Martha Stewart "Ribbon Loop" border punch
Craft Essentials ribbon
I also used paper scraps, buttons, and twine.

Our Creative Corner: 3embellishments or more

Hope you guys like it!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweet Blogger Award

Yay, I'm so excited that I have received the "Sweet Blogger Award." I want to thank Honey B for awarding me this!  She is such a SweetHeart!! Make sure you stop by her blog and check out all of her amazing projects!! She is so creative and such an inspiration!! Thank you again Honey B!!!!!

Now for the fun part......I get to find 5 fellow bloggers to award this to as well!!  WooHoo.  Everyone is so creative and amazing it is going to be hard to choose.
I will keep you guys posted as to who I choose.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tiddly Inks Blog Candy

Good Morning Everyone,
   It's a gloomy Saturday morning here in Southern California.....just the way i like it!!
Anyways, head over to TiddlyInks for a chance to win some blog candy!! The giveaway includes 3 sets of acrylic stamps, stacks of paper, cardboard, bits and pieces of goodies, mirrors and magnets, some cardstock and envelopes, a few finished cards and most important a CD of Tiddly Inks images worth $ pick the ones you want up to $50. :) Wahooooo!!!!
You have until Nov 4 to enter.  

Good luck everyone!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bananas 4 U

Hey Everyone,
  I decided before going to work tonight (yes, I still have to go to work tonight!) that I would squeeze in another card.  There are sooooo many challenges going on right now that its hard not to play!!! lol
So with this card, I decided to hit a number of that bad???

I used the SweetHearts cartridge for this card. I've had it for a while, but hadn't used it yet.

The metal embellishment is from Scrap Essentials word pins.
The ribbon is from Joann's Holiday Inspirations.

So here are the challenges:
My Creative Time - Animal theme using Every Day Paper Dolls if you have it.
My Pink Stamper - A card you would give as a RAK or RAOk
Flourishes Boutique - To ink and distress your edges for dimension and texture
Scrap-Creations - Make it 3D
Simon Says - To show some kind of metal
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate the colors of Fall
Cooking with Cricut - The theme is "Love"

Happy Birthday

Woo Hoo!  It is Friday my friends!! I hope you all have a great weekend and find some inspiration for more projects for next week!!

This is my Happy Birthday card that I made for two challenges. The first one is at Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes for their Creative Scraps Challenge.  Their challenge is to create a birthday themed project using Once Upon a Princess if you have it.

The second challenge is at Cricut Cardz Challenge #46.  Here the theme this week is "Anything Goes."
You still have some time to get your cards in so go on over and check them out!!

Simply Charmed Cart for the presents
Craft Essentials flowers
Peachy Keen Stamps
Craft Designer bling
Inkadinkado Birthday Stamp

Hope you guys like it!  If anyone has a birthday coming up, email me and I will be more than happy to send you this birthday card!!!
Have a great Weekend Everyone!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

4 the Love of the Game

Good Morning Everyone!

So, I'm not sure if I have mentioned that my family and I are die hard baseball fans!! We just love the game.  My husband played as a child, in high school and college.  I played softball as a child and high school.  So now that our kids are at that age and they are starting to play the game.....well, what can I say?  It just brings tingly's all over!!! lol

So this l.o. I made for three different challenges.  The first is at Peachy Keen Stamps.  Our challenge was to create something that INSPIRES us and we have to use our PK stamps.

The second challenge is at Paper Cutz.  In this challenge we could use only the colors red, white and black.

Finally, the third one is at Crafty Creations Challenge #89-Show a Number.  We can make anything we want as long as it has a number showing somewhere.  Easy enough 8)

So what could be more inspiring than my little one (Ryen) playing baseball??? Not much!!!

It was fun working on this lo. Hadn't done one in a while.  Hopefully I can get back to working on my scrapbooks again.

To make the baseballs, I just cut round circles with a circle cutter and used my PK stamps and markers . I'm hoping to get either the Sport Mania or Baseball Cart soon!!

Even at 6, he is just so determined, focused and ready to play hard!!

Cuttin' Up Cart for the heading
Premium Stacks-Latte Card Stock
Peachy Keen Stamps- 490, 500, 690
Ki Memories-Alpine Dottie Ribbon
Craft Designer Bling
Hot Off The Press-Easy Stitch template
Jolees' Boutique-PlayBall