Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Crafting with Cristina's Companion Challenge #20 Cricutless

Good morning my crafty friends.

Thank you for joining us for another fun challenge at Crafting with Cristina.  The challenge this week is to make a CRICUTLESS card, l.o, or project.  This was an easy one for me because I love using digi stamps.  I just recently found the cutest lit' images at Doodle Dragon Studios and had been dying to use them.  This was the perfect opportunity....

Since I couldn't use my Cricut, I needed to decide what else I could do with my card.
 I decided to distress  my papers a little bit and add some 
stitching with my sewing machine.  I also added a few brads.

I colored my lit bear with Copics and 
added a little bit of blue chalk around it.
Isn't he the cutest lit' thing?

The sentiment is computer generated and then cut with a ticket die.  

I hope this challenges you to try something different.
Please visit Cristina and our other DT Members for some more fun ideas and inspiration.
The prize for this month is Mother's Day Bouquet Seasonal Cartridge so make sure you play along.

My Challenges:
Creative Belli blog-seamstress(stitching,buttons,pins,etc.)
Really Reasonable Ribbon-One for the boys

Thank you for coming by....

If you would like to enter to win this cute lit' Cricut Plushy, click HERE.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge-Digi Monday

Good Morning Friends.
I hope you all had a fun weekend.

Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime for another fun challenge.  This week we have several digi companies sponsoring us.  If you head on over to Paper Playtime you can check out all of the DT projects using all of the different companies.  There is a little something for everyone.

I've decided to use this cute lit' skunk from Digital Delights by Louby Loo...

Lili the Skunk by DDLL.
Spellbinders-Large Scalloped Octagons
Sparkle N Sprinkle glitter to flowers and butterfly.

K&Company-White Lace Frame
Making Memories-Embossed Charm
Celebrate It Ribbon

We R Memory Keepers-Sew Easy tool
Iris-Craft thread
Prima flowers

I hope I have inspired you to join us for this fun challenge!! If you need more fun ideas or more inspiration, head on over to Paper Playtime and show the girls some love!!

Until next time,
***There is still time to enter to win this cute lit' Cricut Plushy*** Just click HERE.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Imagine That Blog Hop

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Good Morning Everyone.

So excited that you have joined us for the Imagine That Blog Hop hosted by the super sweet and talented Sandra from 365 Days of Cricut.
You should have just arrived from her blog. If you didn't and would like to start from the beginning, then click HERE.

I was so excited to be part of this hop, not just because I love hops, but because it gave me a really good reason to use my Imagine again!! I have to admit, I haven't used it very much since I got it in January.  So I did all of my updates to the Imagine, the gypsy, linked all of my Imagine carts and started designing my project.  I have to say, it was a lot easier to design my project using the Gypsy.  So here it is...

A Card Box
I have been wanting to make a box for all of my cards for a while now,
I just hadn't had the time.  
I altered a Kelloggs Frosted Flakes cereal box to make this.

All of these cuts were made with the Imagine More Cart except for the 
"Create."  I cut that with Blast Off.

Here it is with some of my cards.  I think later I will go back and make some cute dividers for it.
Hope you all liked it.  I hope I have inspired you to use your Imagine more as well.  It really does make some beautiful things.  I am definitely going to use it more now that
 I am a little more comfortable with it too. 
Now for your next stop, you are hopping over to the amazing Monica.

Be sure to visit with all of our talented ladies and comment on each one for a chance at the Grand Prize given away by Sandra on her blog!! 
The Grand Prize is a Peachy Keen and Scrappy Moms Stamp set!! WooHoo!!

Before you go, I have some delicious candy for you as well!!
I will be giving away this Newly released Cricut Plushy!
Isn't he just adorable!! 
All you have to do is:
1. Be a Follower
2. Leave me a comment
For an extra entry:
3. Post about my giveaway or put it on your sidebar with a second comment letting 
me know you did.
I will pick a winner on Friday, 4/1 using
Have a great Weekend everyone and good luck to you!!

Monday, March 21, 2011


Happy Monday everyone,
I hope everyone had a great start to their week.  My lit boy had two teeth pulled today which was very hard to watch.  I felt so bad for my lit' guy! He's a trooper though.
So when we got home, he took a nap and I needed to release some making this:

I made this card using the Imagine with the Yummy cart.  I have to admit, I think this is my first actual card with the Imagine since I got it in January.  I really need to start using it more.  I designed it on my Gypsy first, which was also a first.  It does seem a lot easier, so I'm definitely gonna try to use it more!!

Paper Cutz-Anything goes
Clear It Out-Buttons
Cricut Circle-Use your Imagine
Fantabulous Cricut-Happy Birthday

Have a great Week!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Lazy Sunday Card

Hi Everyone,
I don't know what kind of weather you all are having, but it has been RAINING non stop in So.Cal since last night.  So with all our team sports cancelled and nothing else to do, I have been working on this cute lit' card...
I cut out the butterfly with Create A Critter.
I used PKS Snow Cuties for the face.
The tiny dots I made with green acrylic paint.

For the handmade flowers, I used:
Cardstock:  K&Co Designer Mat Pad
ProvoCraft Celebrations
I used 50 States cart (N.Dakota) to cut the flowers.
You can find a video tutorial for these flowers HERE.

The border punch is Martha Stewart.
The sentiment is Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps.

I'm gonna see if I can get another card in tonight before the day is over!! Wish me luck!!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone!!

Cooking with Cricut-use 2 shades of green
My Creative Time-include green
Paper Cutz-Anything goes
Peachy Keen-handmade flowers and Pks face
K Andrew-Butterly
Linda's Creativity-Use your punches

Friday, March 18, 2011


Happy Friday to all of my Crafty Friends!!

I have a winner from my I Love Lucy Blog Hop!!

 Congratz to Norma (pinkbling crafter)!!!  
I will email you shortly.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Crafting with Cristina's Companion Challenge #19 Color Challenge

Good Morning my Crafty Friends.
Welcome to another fun challenge at Crafting with Cristina.  This week's challenge was picked by our super talented DT member Amanda.  She chose a color challenge.  You can use this picture as inspiration:

I chose to use the colors white, pink, and yellow...

This cute lit bear is from The Beary Scrap.
The card was cut with Christmas Cards cart and
the scalloped circles were cut with Gypsy Wanderings.

The flowers are both Prima and Recollections.
The beautiful floral/pearl embellishment is from Recollections.

My sentiment is computer generated using The Print Shop2.

Hope you enjoyed my  card! Go by Cristina's for more ideas and inspiration from our fabulous DT members and Cristina!! I can't wait to see your entries for the challenge!!  Don't forget this month you are playing for the Mother's Day Bouquet Seasonal Cartridge!!
Good luck everyone!!

My Challenges:

Monday, March 14, 2011

My 1st Spring Card of the Year

***If you are looking for my Paper Playtime Challenge post, click HERE***
***If you are looking for the I Love Lucy Blog Hop, click HERE***

Hello my bloggy friends.  I hope everyone is having a great start to their week.
I made my first Spring Card of the year...
I used Cuttlebug's Once Upon A Princess for the embossing.
The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

The lacy cut was made with my Imagine, Twinkle Toes.
The flower in the middle is by Recollections.
The smaller flowers are Prima.

The butterfly is cut with my Marvy Uchida punch.
I love this punch! It embosses and cuts.
The pearls are Recollections.

Just a simple and sweet card.  I hope you enjoyed it.
More Than Favors-Color Challenge
Getting Cricky -All A Flutter
Paper Crafting Journey-Things with Wings
Jitterbuggin'-Rainbows & Butterflies
Fantabulous Cricut-Square Card

***You still have time to enter my 
I Love Lucy giveaway by clicking HERE***

Have a good night everyone!!

Paper Playtime Challenge-Happy Mardi Gras

***If you are looking for the I love Lucy Blog Hop, click HERE***

Good morning my bloggy friends.

First off, let me tell you how excited I am to be on the Paper Playtime Design Team!!  I am so honored to be joining all of the fabulous and talented ladies over there.  So I couldn't wait to make my first project for them!!

Speaking of which, for this week's challenge you have a choice of 3 themes.  I went with the purple and green in honor of Mardi Gras...

This cute little bear is from The Beary Scrap.  I fell in love with this little guy since I first saw him months ago.  I finally got the nerve to give him a try.  I love how he came out, although I still need some practice with the Mulberry Paper that gives it the fluffy look. 

The mask and joker's hat were cut using Designer's Calendar Cart.
I added some green feathers, little bit of bling, yellow pearls and some purple acrylic paint.

The cute flowers are Prima Fancies.  Aren't they adorable?
The sentiment is computer generated and then cut out with a ticket die cut.

Thank you all for coming by.  Make sure and head over to Paper Playtime to check out everyone's projects.  Plus, be sure to enter your own project for a chance to win some great prizes!!
Good luck everyone!!

Scrapbookaholic By Abby-Pick Your Own Holiday

Sorry, one more thing...
Angela at Angelwood's Crafting Corner is having an amazing giveaway! This is just one of 3 giveaways she is having....

Yummy right? Go on over and check it out. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I Love Lucy Blog Hop

Good Morning my Friends!
So excited you have joined us for this fun blog hop!! You should have arrived from the super talented Kich.  If you just happened to arrive here and would like to start from the beginning, then click Here to start at the beginning with Abby.
Thank you Abby for putting together this hop honoring the super amazing "Lucy."  She is hosting this hop because she is a crazy fanatic of "I Love Lucy." I don't blame her. This wonderful red-haired lady was so funny and wild.  You can't help but laugh out loud when you watch her show.  Here is a little clip of the episode that I was assigned...

So this clip was my inspiration for my project:

I tried to incorporate some of the Hollywood glitz and glamour.
I made this digital layout using Photoshop Elements.  As most of you know, I love digital layouts. 
Truly my first love!! So whenever I get a chance to make one, I jump at it!!
My younger sister is also a huge Lucy fan.  I always tell her she was born in the wrong era. lol 
I am going to frame the l.o. and give to her as
a gift.  She can add it to all of her memorabilia. 

This digital page kit is from Scrap Matters-Unforgettable.  
I just love the beautiful papers and the gorgeous elements!!

The headline was made with Everyday Metal Alphabet and Chimney Sweep Alphabet,
both from Scrap Matters. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project.  Maybe some of you have been inspired to try a digital layout if you haven't yet!!  

Here is a list of the goodies Abby is giving away on her blog, Scrapbookaholic by Abby.

So make sure you hop over to her and get all the details!
Your next stop is the super sweet Jennifer.  Before you go, I have some yummy candy for you as well:

I will pick a winner next Friday 3/18 using  To enter:  


Thanks so much everyone for coming by.  I really appreciate all the comments and all the love you give me everyday!! 

Enjoy Your Weekend Everyone!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Challenges, Challenges, Challenges

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for coming by.  It is Friday night and I just couldn't resist myself.  So many challenges out there, I just had to make something!! lol
Here is my St. Patrick's Card...

The cute little digi is from Whimsy Stamps.
The sentiment is computer generated.
I added some stickles to the beer for a little bling.

The scalloped circles were cut with SpellBinders.
The clovers were cut with Paper Doll Dress Up Cart.
Peachy Keen Stamps.

mmmmmm...nothing like some yummy green beer!!!

So here are my challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps-Sketch and bling
My Creative Time-St. Patrick's Theme
Celebrate the Occasion-St. Patrick's Theme
Crazy About Cricut-St. Patrick's Theme
Simon Says Stamp-Anything goes
Craft Your Passion-Anything goes
Paper Playtime-Digi Monday, Anything goes
Cricut Circle Blog-Monochromatic green
Card Creations & More-Anything that Sparkles

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays-Twinkle Toes

Good morning my bloggy friends.

Thank you for joining us for another fun challenge at Flaunt It Fridays.  For this challenge we will be using the Twinkle Toes cartridge, but it can be any cut.

This is my project....

I used a clear acrylic tag to make this cute little tag.  My little niece just turned 3 and will be starting her very first dance class and I just couldn't resist using this little ballerina.  I added some glitter around the edges for a little sparkle and of course the cute little Prima flowers.  The swirls were stamped with Inkadinkado-Dot Flourishes.  Her little face is Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces. 

I'm excited to see all of your projects for this challenge.  Please go over to Flaunt It Fridays for more inspiration and ideas.  Don't forget to leave our amazing DT some love while you are there!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Reading is Magical!

***If you are looking for this week's Crafting with Cristina's Companion Challenge, click HERE***

Hi Everyone,
Tonight I made this cute lit bookmark for a few challenges.  Hope you like it.

I used Dreams Come True to cut out Ariel.
The flourish stamp set is Inkadinkado Dot Flourishes.

The stars I cut using Create a Critter.
The sentiment is computer generated.
I added stickles to the stars and the dots for some sparkle.

Cricut Cardz-Bookmark
Card Creations & More-Anything that Sparkles
Cricut Circle-Once Upon a Time

Thank you everyone for coming by and for all the love you give me!! You guys ROCK!!
Have a great night!!