Monday, October 25, 2010

Hello Cupcake!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! We were busy busy busy! It just made the weekend go by way to fast though. Let's hope the week goes by just as fast too. :) Today is challenge day over at Paper Therapy. For those of you that don't know, Paper Therapy is an online paper crafting community. We have lots of chit chat and every Monday a new challenge is posted. This weeks challenge is to make a project using only scraps! I was so happy that we had this challenge! I have tons of scraps in my drawer that I always forget to use. Here is my card for the challenge:

I used all kinds of scraps for my card! Even the card base and the ribbon were scraps! How cool is that! :) The inside reads: Hello Cupcake!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I really appreciate it! If you are looking for a great little forum with others who share the love for this craft of ours, pop on in to Paper Therapy! We would love to have ya!

Cricut-- Sweet Treats (cupcake cut at 2 1/2")
Border Punch-- Loops (Martha Stewart)
Cardstock/Paper-- Unknown
Ribbon-- Offray
Nestabilities-- Large Scallop Circle
Misc.-- Diamond Stickles, White Signo Gel Pen and Pilot Pink Gel Pen
Thursday, October 21, 2010


Happy Thursday! Today's card was made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge. The challenge for this week is to make a card for Breast Cancer Awareness.

For my card, I used Stand and Salute to cut the ribbon at 3". I then ran the ribbon through my cuttlebug with the Love Language embossing folder to get the little embossed hearts. The word HOPE was cut out using Home Decor at 2". Please make sure to schedule your mammogram and do monthly self exams at home. I have hope that one day there will be a cure. :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I really appreciate it!

Cricut: Stand and Salute and Home Decor
Card stock: Lt. Pink (SU! Blushing Bride), Dk. Pink (DCWV), White (Georgia Pacific)
Cuttlebug: Love Language Embossing Folder
Ribbon: Offray
Bling: iRock & Gems (Imaginisce)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog on the Monster Mash Blog Hop this past weekend!

I would like to give a big Thank You to Jenny over at
for inviting me to participate in this hop with
so many talented ladies!

I am speechless over the amount of super sweet comments that
I have received from all of you.
I have them all printed out and I just keep re-reading them over
and over again. I am making my way down the list so that
I may also visit each of your blogs and share some of the love
that you have each left me.

Thank you all so much for following me on my creative journey!

Now on to the winner :)
I had pick and the lucky winner of the
2 cuttlebug folders is:


I have your email and will be contacting you shortly. :)

Don't forget to check out the other blogs that were on the hop for their winner and the grand prize winner over at Crazy About Cricut!

I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Paper Therapy Challenge

Hi Everyone! Today's card was made for the challenge over at Paper Therapy. This week is a color challenge. We needed to make a project these colors:

Since I am fairly new to Stampin Up!, I don't have a lot of these colors so I just matched them up as close as I could. This is what I came up with:

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. I really appreciate it! Feel free to come on over to Paper Therapy and play along with the challenge this week. We would love to have you!

I will be posting the winner for my blog candy from the Monster Mash Blog Hop in just a little bit. :)

Supplies Used:
CardStock-- Yellow (Bazzill), Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Black (Recollections), Green (?)
Border Punch-- Traditional Eyelet (Martha Stewart)
Ribbon-- Offray
Cuttlebug-- Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Nestabilities-- Classic Scallop Circles
Misc.-- Hole punch, ATG 714, Corner Rounder (EK Success)
Friday, October 15, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop!!!

Thanks so much for joining us!
If you got here from My Pink Life then you are on the right track. :)

If you just happened to stumble upon my blog and found the hop, all the fun starts at
She is offering a Scrap 'N Tote for the grand prize! Make sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along the way to be eligible.

I am so excited to be a part of this hop (my very first)! There are a lot of great blogs with some very talented ladies on this hop today and you aren't going to want to miss any of the fun. :)

The theme for this hop is Halloween. I hope you enjoy all the great Halloween projects along the way!

For my Halloween project, I decided to make a treat bag.

I love that little waving skeleton!
I used my cricut expression to cut out the bag from Plantin Schoolbook at 7 1/4"

The white mat is 3 5/8" by 4 5/8" and the orange mat is 3 3/8" by 4 3/8".

I rounded the corners and then

I ran the orange mat through my cuttlebug with the spots and dots embossing folder.

For the skeleton, cat and bat, I used the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.

I cut out the skeleton at 4" and used the black cricut marker to outline him.

The cat and the bat were both cut out at 2 1/2". I used my white signo gel pen to highlight some of the cut details on both.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up (Seasonal Sentiments) stamped in Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink.

I matted the sentiment onto some black card stock and popped it up with some foam dots.

Then I drew some white stitch lines with my white signo gel pen and assembled the bag.

I finished it off with a bow. :)

Pretty simple to make and I am so happy with the end result.

Halloween wouldn't be complete without a little candy, would it?

I am going to give one lucky winner the following 2 cuttlebug embossing folders :

Skeleton Scroll


Boo To You

All you have to do to be eligible to win is:

1: Become a follower of my blog

2: Post a comment (make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win)

Only one comment per person please

How simple is that?

I will use to pick a winner on Tuesday (10/19/2010)

(Note: I ordered the above items 2 weeks ago and they were shipped out 10/13/2010 and are expected to be at my door on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2010)

The next blog on your hop is

The Scrapoholic

In case you get lost somewhere along the way, below you will find a complete list of the blogs on the hop today in the lineup order:

Crazy About Cricut

The Scrapbooking Queen

Never Full Price

My Pink Life

Stacey's Creative Corner

The Scrapoholic

Scrapbookaholic by Abby

Crafty Dreams

Pause Dream Enjoy

The Creative Stamper's Spot

Scrapping Sweets by Abby

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a spooky good time hopping. :)

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook & Paperdoll Dress Up

Cuttlebug: Spots & Dots Embossing Folder

Cardstock: Black(Recollections), Pumpkin Pie (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific)

Stamp: SU! Seasonal Sentiments

Ink: SU! Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink

Adhesive: ATG, Zig 2 Way Glue, Sticky Strip, Foam Dots

Misc: Corner Rounder (Fiskars), Ribbon (Offray), Black Cricut Marker, White Signo Gel Pen

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week so far has been great! Today's card was one I made yesterday for 2 different challenges. The first one being the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday (Week 160) and the second one being for My Pink Stamper , make something cute. I think this little bird is adorable and I love the sketch this week over at Mojo Monday, so I decided to combine them. :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and take a look. I really appreciate it!

Cricut--Straight from the nest (Bird cut at 2")
Patterned Paper--Heidi Grace Designs
Cardstock--Pear Pizzazz (SU!), Blue (unknown)
Border Punch--Traditional Eyelet (Martha Stewart) & Upper Crest (Fiskars)
Monday, October 11, 2010

Love your smile! :)

Happy Monday! Today marks the first day of a new challenge over at Paper Therapy! The challenge this week is to make a project using the first stamp you ever got. If you don't have it anymore, than just use the oldest stamp that you do have. The first stamp that I ever purchased was for a scrapbook page. I had not discovered card making yet. As soon as I saw this cute little frog though I knew that the stamp would be perfect to use right along with him on a card. If this sounds like a fun challenge to you, head on over to Paper Therapy! We would love to have you join us.

For the frog I used Create A Critter and cut him out at 3", then I just layered some scalloped borders on top of each other for a ruffled look and finished with a bow and the sentiment. What a cute card to send someone just because and hopefully brighten their day. Thanks for taking the time to stop in and take a look. I really appreciate it. :) Have a great day!

Supplies Used:

Cricut--Create A Critter

Cardstock--Kraft (SU!), Cream (DCWV), Green (American Crafts) & Pink (Bazzill)

Stamp--Autumn Leaves

Ink--SU! Chocolate Chip Classic Ink

Border Punch--Fiskars Scallop Sentiment

Misc.--Ribbon (unknown) & Brown Sharpie for doodling

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monster Mash Blog Hop Coming Soon!

You guys are not going to want to miss the Monster Mash Blog Hop that will be going on

October 15

I am so excited to say that I get to be a part of this blog hop! It is my first one ever. :)
The following blogs will be on the hop
Check them out and make sure you mark your calendars
for October 15 :)

Crazy About Cricut (Where it all starts)
Hope to see you guys there!
Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Fall!

Good Monday morning! I hope you all had a fantastic and crafty weekend!

Today marks the first week the weekly challenges start over at Paper Therapy with our new DT. We will have a new challenge every Monday. There are some really great challenges in store for you all. I hope that you all play along. :)

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge. This is what I came up with:

How cute is that pumpkin? I had a lot of fun with this sketch and really do see myself using it for many future cards. For my pumpkin, I used Paper Doll Dress Up and cut out the pumpkin at 3".

For those of you that don't know, Paper Therapy is an online cardmaking/scrapbooking message board. There are a lot of really nice ladies over there that all love to craft and chat about it. We have chit chat, weekly challenges, a card of the month contest, crops and a really cool halloween section right now for the month of October. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look. I really do appreciate it. :)

Supplies Used:

Cricut--Paper Doll Dress Up & George and Basic Shapes
Patterned Paper-- K & Co.
Cardstock--Orange(American Crafts), Cream(DCWV)& Rust(Bazzill)
Misc--Brown sharpie, Wal-Mart ribbon, brads & Corner rounder for the scallop border.
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