Sunday, July 31, 2011

Melon Time

Had some free time today, so I thought I would play along with the other crafty people over at Fantabulous Cricut.  The theme for challenge #70 is "melon time" in which you create a project with a melon (or other sort of fruit).  :)  I went with clean and simple...

Cricut cartridge- Doodlecharms;
Cardstock- Recollections; DCWV; scrap stash;
Punch- Fiskars;
Embellishments- Stickles;

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So 'Corny'

Here in the Midwest the corn is a mile high, sweet and tasty...  you'll be smiling from 'ear to ear'.  LOL!  Though it would a great theme for a card.  :)

Cricut Cartridges- Boys will be Boys; Just Because Cards;
Cardstock- Recollections;
Stamps- Hero Arts; Stampin Up;
Ink- Stampin Up; Colorbox;
Punch- Fiskars;
Embossing folders- Sizzix; Cuttlebug;

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How Sweet!

Just got back in town today and now I can give a BIG shout out to my crafty friend Cely at Hawaii Paper Party who has send these awards!  Thank you!  You're so sweet!

Let's see.....  5 Cricut related things about myself......
1.  I got my Cricut Expression a little over 2 years ago
2.  I use my Gypsy ALL the time
3.  There is no such thing as too many Cricut cartridges
4.  Got my Imagine this spring, and LOVE it!
5.  Still have the E2 on my wish list...  and  the Cricut Mini!

Now to pass along these awards...
Tammy @
Jo @
Katie @
Lisa @
Amy @
Nita @
Renee @
Court @
Jessica @
Lisa @

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Dad!  Hope your day was great!
I realize this post is a few days after the fact, but I wanted to make sure he got it in the mail first...  LOL! 

Cricut Cartridge- Nifty Fifties;
Cardstock- Recollections; Colorbok; randoms from my scrap stash;
Stamp-n Stampin Up;
Markers- Stampin Up;
Pen- Gelly Roll;
Ink pad- StazOn;
Embellishments- Stickles;

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Hello my crafty friends!  Thought I would attempt to take a stab at 'trying out' for the DT (design team) over at My Pink Stamper.  To do so, you need to 1) have a blog you post regularly on for a min of 3 months 2) create an original project for this challenge, 3) post a picture and the recipe, 4) cannot have conflicting interests, 5) create a card, project, etc. with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors: orange, turquoise, green, brown, and optional color of your choice.  Well, I have many "favorite" cartridges, and Create a Critter is one of them and the little fishy in the bowl (pg 43) would be perfect for this challenge!

Cricut cartridge- Create a Critter;
     Fishbowl (5.93" x 5") times 2- using Gypsy weld together!
     Water (5.21" x 5") - embossed 'D'vine Swirls'
     Sand (4.79" x 5") - embossed 'Tiny Mosaic' & inked up using Color Box
     Seaweed (1.67" x 5") - inked up using Color Box
     Fish (2.38" x 1.5") - embossed using 'Swiss Dots'
Paper- Stampin Up; Recollections;
Stamp- MPS 'Even More Punny-licious';
Ink- Stampin Up;
Pen- Gelly Roll;

So exciting!

This past week has been SO busy!  Didn't even have time for checking blogs, crafting, etc....  till today.  I was so surprised and excited to see that the card I submitted (for challenge #67 at Fantabulous Cricut) got picked as one of the "Top 5"!!!  Thank you ladies for considering my card for this honor!  :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Free Time!

Had some extra time to do some card making today and thought I would play along with Scrapalicious USA and their challenge #10.  This week you need to use turquoise in your project.... 

Cardstock- Recollections;
Cricut cartridge- Life's a Beach;
Embossing folder- Cuttlebug;
Ink pad- Chalkbox;
Pen- Gelly Roll;
Embellishments- Tattered Angels glimmer mist;

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cricut 360 challenge #1

Hello my crafty friends!  Thought I would join in the fun over at  Cricut 360 for their 1st challenge!  Here is the invitation I created, though a little early for this time of year.....

Cricut cartridges- George & Basic Shapes; Doodlecharms; Beyond Birthdays;
Cardstock- DCWV; Recollections;
Embellishments- from my random stash;

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!

Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful day!  Did some grillin' and chillin'....  and crafting!  :)
There are two challenges with themes that are perfect for this time of year...  This week over at Fantabulous Cricut the theme is "pool time" where you need to create a water-themed project (challenge #67) and at My Craft Spot the challenge (#15)  is to create anything that reminds you of summer!!!!  How fun! 
When I think of summer, swimming definitely comes to mind...  especially when it is SO hot out!!
Have a 'fin-tastic' day!  :)

Cardstock- Bazzil: DCWV; Recollections;
Cricut Cartridge- Life's a Beach;
Marker- Zig Writer;

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Came across two challenges that went along with my "festive 4th" theme, so I figured it would be a good opportunity to give it a whirl.  One of the challenges is from My Craft Spot #14 "Seeing Stars" and the other is #66 over at Fantabulous Cricut where red white and blue are the colors to use.
Hope everyone is having a super weekend!  :)

Cardstock- Recollections; Colorbok;
Cricut Cartridge- Stand and Salute;
Marker- Stampin Up;
Embossing Folder- Sizzix;
Embellishments- Stickles;

Happy Weekend

Well, it is a nice 3 day weekend though a little hot and humid...  but that's ok!  It gives me an excuse to hang out in my little corner of the basement and try to be crafty.  :)
Since it is the 4th of July weekend, I am using that as the theme... 

Cardstock- Colorbok; Recollections;
Stamps- Stampin Up; Inkadinkado;
Ink pads- VersaMark; StazOn; Stampin Up;
Markers- Stampin Up;
Flowers- Prima;
Embossing powder- Stampendous;
Embossing folder- Sizzix;
Brad- Paper Studio;