Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I love Shuttefly! I have been using their services for many years. I usually make our own Christmas cards but this year I decided to do a photo card with a great family photo...just loved how this card looked. Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving, a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2012!!

Stationery card

Stylish Joy Holiday Card
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Challenge::Throwback Thursday on My Creative Time with Emma

Bummer....I didn't make the design team on My Creative Time With Emma but because I entered I do get to be featured as a guest designer :) Woohoo, that will be super fun!

Down to business...I've decided to work with the Throwback Thursday challenge on Emma's site She is "Sneek Peeking" her newest stamp & die releases this week. The stamps & dies will be available for purchase this Friday...they really are great stamps, wish I could get ahold of ALL of them!

For this weeks challenge, I have a new niece and hopefully we will get to visit her later this week...which means I need a baby card! Perfect for a "kid friendly" challenge! I used the B is for Boy cartridge on this one, just love that onsie! Cartridges used: Smiley (card base), George (circle), B is for Boy (onsie & duck)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Creative Time's::DESIGN TEAM CALLOUT!!

I have been patiently awaiting this opportunity! --My Creative Time with Emma is having a DESIGN TEAM CALLOUT!!! Check out her site at

I would absolutely LOVE to be a part of Emma's design team --what a fantastic opportunity this would be!!! Emma has been an inspiration to me and my crafting! Before I even had a Gypsy, I was always watching her videos, so when I purchased mine I knew how to use it as soon as I took it out of the package. She has a fantastic line of stamps & dies....I wish I could pick up all of them, if only my budget allowed!! I decided to showcase the Whimsical Calendar Days set for my entry. This is such a fun set!!!

Cartridges used: Christmas (holly) & Joys of the Season (bells)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hoppy Birthday Cards

Bitten By The Bug2 is hosting a frog challenge.
Thought this would be a fun challenge, working with the frog on the Create A Critter cartridge.

I just love all these animals on this cartridge! I decided to make little cards to send with my Kindergartener to school on days of her classmates birthdays. She helped me make the little frogs & then we added a little treat to each card for the classmates special day. She will be signing all the little froggy cards too. Love how they turned out.

Cartridges Used: Create a Critter

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I love winning!!! I'm so excited, I was a winner of one of Creative Time with Emma's stamp sets on Cricut Croppin' with Cassandra at Woohoo!!!
Be back in a couple days with some new fun things I've been working on!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Creative Time with Emma::Sneak Peeks

Fun, fun stuff at My Creative Time with Emma's site....
She's sneak peeking her newest stamps that are going to be available this Friday. Great ideas, great stuff & great fun! Check it out!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps::Sketch Challenge #60 & Cricut 360 --Challenge #10 Grandparents

Time for another challenge or's been a fun trying to participate more in the blogging world.

On to the challenge(s) at hand....

Peachy Keen::Sketch Challenge #60
Guidelines: Must include the basic elements of the sketch provided.

Cricut 360::Challenge #10 --Grandparents Day
Guidelines: Grandparents Day card or layout using any Cricut cartridge

Both are great sites with fantastic projects made by great crafters, come play along ;)

Cartridges used: Create a Critter (owl) & Once Upon a Princess (tag)
Stamps used: Peachy Keen --Critter Faces, medium (owl eyes) & My Pink Stamper --Punny-licious (Whooo loves you)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Challenge #25 --Sponsored by Whimsie Doodles

Hopping on board with another fun birthday card challenge at Birthday Sundaes. Loving this building up my birthday card supply! Join the fun at

For this challenge we just needed to create a *new* birthday card. I went super simple with these cute flip-flops from the Life's a Beach cartridge paired up with some perfect funky fibers. I like to make cards using the hybrid method of mixing both printed material along with the handcrafted pieces. This makes making multiple cards a sinch, these I went ahead & put together 6 in no time!

Cartridges used: Life's A Beach

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 59 + a TWIST!

Time for a Peachy Keen Stamps these stamps, especially those adorable faces!!!

For today's challenge we needed to create a card based on a sketch along with using buttons. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out! Head to
to play along!

Cricut Cartridges used: Walk in my Garden (flower) & George Basic Shapes (circles)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Color Challenge for Birthday Sundaes #23

Needed a birthday card so decided to play along with Birthday Sundaes --Color Challenge #23.
Check out their fun challenges and great inspiration at

The color challenge this week is pinks, greens & white. The photo doesn't quite do it justice, the colors really do coordinate much better in person than they do here....just a very simple and quick card. Actually put together 5 of these in no time. Love to have extras on hand!
Have a great day!

Cricut Cartridges used: Sweet Treats (party hat)

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's back to school day for us! I cannot believe how fast this summer flew by --so sad to see it end! But so happy that the kids are ready to go back to school.

While the kids are away, my goal is to play...a little bit each day. This is something that I do each year for the kids schoolwork, that I intend to keep, to showcase in their school scrapbook albums. It is a pocket that I created using the Cricut and my favorite "school" font, Mickey Font. I cut out the word schoolwork and use the negative as the pocket, placing a coordinating color behind the negative to show through. Then I use tacky tape to hold the pocket onto the background paper. I usually only put about 10 of my favorite worksheets for the year in here.

I'm submitting this page for the Cricut 360 --Back to school challenge. Check out the great website here

Thanks for stopping!

Cricut Cartridges used: Disney Mickey Font (Schoolwork font)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wow!!! It has been FOREVER since I've posted....It really has been FOREVER since I've gotten to do any crafting or scrapping for myself.

I needed to work on a sample idea for a client and thought it would be perfect for the MPS blog hop! Visit to see more.

I absolutely LOVE making these bookmarks from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. They make gifts with a book, a card to attach to a gift, or in this case great advertising!

Cartridges used: Plantin Schoolbook

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Couples Wedding Shower's themes for special events are sporting a more unique theme. My latest invitation for a couples come & go shower (sort of an open house shower) was Ghostbusters....interesting, eh! Apparently the groom loves ghostbusters and dinosaurs and was not allowed to use these items in the wedding but the future bride agreed to let them have some fun with the shower...
who ya gonna call?

Acutally it turned out rather fun & they love it --that's all that matters!

No cricut cartridges used

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thowback Thursday Challenge

Hi all --decided to join in on Emma's challenge this week, had a few minutes during stay home snow days to make some cards & get caught up on invitations I'm designing.

This weeks challenge at is to pull out the Wild Card or Just Because cartridges and use a stamped sentiment. I only have Wild Card,'s what I came up with. I needed a gift card holder for a Thank You & found this one. I'm happy with how it turned out.

Off to get more done....starting a "normal routine" again here. I've pretty much had my kiddos home for the last 2 them, was time to go back to school before they ended up home longer for recovery from hurting each other ;) Really --I do believe CABIN FEVER has hit at our house!

Cricut Cartridges used: Create a Critter (Butterfly), Accent Essentials (swirl)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Baby Shower

Jungle Theme --The hot trend right now in baby decor. I am working on my 3rd set of baby shower invitaitons with a jungle theme. This particular invitaiton I had free reign on how I wanted to create it, soooo...I had some fun.

Just wanted to share....stay warm all my midwest friends ;)

Cricut Cartridges used: Zooballo (monkey, vine & palm scene), George Basic (Rectangle)
I used the Gypsy to weld palm scene & rectangle together

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine's card

Time for a Valentine's post...for Christmas my sweet DH got me Graphically Speaking (which I believe he got at Menard's...which of course is his favorite store). It is an older cartridge and I didn't realize how neat some of the cuts are. I thought I would use the "together" pleased with how this turned out!

Decided to go ahead & submit this for the Imagine Challenge on Emma's blog I don't own an Imagine, but wanted to get started on my Valentine's cards.

Happy Wednesday my friends!

Cricut cartridges used: George Basic (heart) & Graphically Speaking (together)
I used the Gypsy to weld to 2 images together ;)

Friday, January 14, 2011

PK Sketch Challenge --Sort of ;)

2 posts in the same week....I'm thrilled! Let's see if I can keep this up...only if it is for myself ;)

I was inspired...key word is inspired, to create this cute little birdie card for my mom-in-law's birthday with the Peachy Keen sketch #43.
Here's the sketch:

I know it didn't turn out exactly like the sketch but I love how it turned out ;)
Next time I'll do a better job at sticking with the sketch & actually using my PK stamps!

Cricut Cartridges used: Creat a Critter (bird house, bird) & Once Upon a Princess (balloons)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby Name Collage

Wow...2 posts in 1 day...I'm even impressed!

We were very blessed over the holidays with 2 new babies. I wanted to make very special baby gifts for these sweet little girls. I found a really great website for baby name collages, she makes the most absolutely fabulous collages for babies, weddings, etc...and I thought I would give it a try. Go take a look --they are really BEAUTIFUL!
Here is one that I created for our niece, Jolie. I LOVE IT!!!!
Here's a close-up...see all that pretty texture. It's hard to tell in the photo but I used that beautiful core'dinations shimmer paper for all the solid pink....SO PRETTY!!! Then I blinged it up with the great Imaginisce I-Rock tool & jewels.

I forgot to take a photo of both of the name collages that I created so I had to ask for this photo to be taken...I'll try to get ahold of a photo of the other one of our great neice, Annabelle.

Cricut cartridges used: Cindy Loo (font), Once Upon a Princess (Tag), Paper Pups (butterflies)
Gypsy used for welding: George Basic (ovals for frame) & Storybook (flourishes)
Cuttlebug embossing plate used: Polka Dots

Disney Character Autograph Book

I cannot believe how far in between posts I New Year's Resolution is to at least post monthly ;) I hope this is an obtainable goal, I'm feeling much more in control right now, or at least I think so.

Over Halloween we took our first trip to Walt Disney World and we had a fantastic time. Of course for the trip I had to create an autograph book for the kids to collect their favorite (or any that came along) character autographs.I am including my original creation in which I was completely thrilled with and was well received by many of the talking characters. Hope you like!

Cricut Cartridges Used: George Basic (rectangles), Disney Mickey Font (font and Mickey ears). I also used the Gypsy to weld letters together and to the rectangle.