Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge # 40

Happy Wednesday! It's time for another great challenge over at Cooking With Cricut! Since June was National Dairy Month, this week's challenge is all about cows. For the challenge, you need to make a project with a cow on it AND/OR must be black and white with a small amount of one other color. Here is what I came up with:

I cut the cow out of Nursery Rhymes at 3" and the phrase, over the moon was also cut out of nursery rhymes at 1". The stars were cut from George and Basic shapes at .25", .50" and .75".

Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to head over to Cooking With Cricut to see what the rest of the design team came up with and to enter the challenge yourself. Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Nursery Rhymes & George and Basic Shapes
Card Stock--Daffodil Delight (SU!), Blue (DCWV), White (Georgia Pacific)
Punch--Treading Water (Fiskars)
Misc.--Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls Mist, Recollections Pearls, Offray Ribbon
Monday, June 27, 2011

"Sea" You Soon

Happy Monday! I hope you are all having a great day so far! Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for 2 challenges. Tacky Tuesday (facebook group) and the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday. For the Tacky Tuesday challenge, we needed to make a project with a sea creature and use the word "Sea" on it somewhere. I decided to make an easel style card for the challenges. Here is what it looks like:



Side View:

I am so happy with how this came out! I think that little octopus is just too cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation! I really appreciate it! Have a great crafty day!

Cricut---Create A Critter (Octopus cut out at 2.5")
Card Stock---Tempting Turquoise (SU!) & White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper---DCWV
Punch---Effervescence Border Punch(Fiskars)
Misc.---Offray Ribbon, White Signo Gel Pen, Buttons, Twine, Foam Adhesive
Saturday, June 25, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Scroll down one post to read about the awesome give-a-way at Cricut 360. :)

Hi there! I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! I am hoping to get in some crafting and maybe a little bit of organization done this weekend. I wanted to share with you the card I made for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge. This time, it is a cricutless sketch challenge. No cricuts and no gypsys. :( Here is what I came up with:

It was really hard for me not to use my cricut, but that's what makes it a challenge right? :) I was given a bag of those butterflies last year and this is the first time I used them, so I was glad to be able to use some of my stash. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation. I really appreciate it! I hope you have a great crafty day!

Card Stock--Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Patterned Paper--Purple as well as the striped paper (Making Memories)
Stamps--Turn That Frown Upside Down (My Creative Time) & Frame Stamp (ditto)
Ink--Pear Pizzazz & Concord Crush (SU!)
Punch--Loops (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Misc.--Dimensionals (SU!) & Ribbon (Offray)
Friday, June 24, 2011

It's Almost Time For Cricut 360!!!!

Hi there to all my crafty friends! Are you guys excited that we are just a week away from the launch of the Cricut 360 challenge blog? I am! You guys are gonna love this new challenge site! To get things going before the launch, there is a great cartridge up for grabs to one lucky winner! The cartridge they are giving away is:

You can find out all the info about how to win this awesome cartridge at the Cricut 360 blog. So head on over to Cricut 360 and check it out! Have a great crafty day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy 4th :)

Hi all my crafty friends! :) Today I wanted to share with you a card that was made for the June Card challenge over at The category was to use fabric somewhere on your card. I cut a square of fabric and turned it into this cute little pinwheel.

Thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a great crafty day!!!!

Card Stock--Real Red (SU!), White (Recollections), Blue (DCWV)
Stamps-- My Little Firecracker(My Creative Time)
Punch--Ek Success
White Gelly Roll Pen
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #39

Happy Wednesday! Welcome to the beginning of another challenge week at Cooking With Cricut. This week is all about watermelon, so let's see those watermelon projects. I created a simple layout for my project:

Even though it's simple, it is starting to grow on me. :) For my watermelon, I used Simply Charmed cut at 2" and for my title, I used Simply Sweet cut at 1". Thanks so much for looking! Don't forget to head over to Cooking With Cricut to see what the rest of the design team did as well as entering the challenge. I look forward to seeing what you create! Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Simply Charmed & Simply Sweet
Card Stock--White (recollections) & Real Red and Old Olive (SU!)
Punch--Xtra Large Photo Corners (SU!) & Traditional Eyelet (Martha Stewart Crafts)
White Gelly Roll Pen
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wild For You

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a quick post. I just wanted to share with you a card that was made for the June Card challenge over at It was made for the sketch category.

I love that little lion! I also put him on an action wobble to give him some movement. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look! I hope you have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Life's A Party
Card Stock--Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake & Pumpkin Pie(SU!), Brown & tan (scraps)
Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots
Ink--Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
White Gelly Roll Pen
Monday, June 20, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

Happy Monday! I am so excited that Pam from CraftyCards4u2 sent me the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Thank you so much Pam! I am very touched and honored that you thought of me. You guys should check out her blog, CraftyCards4u2, if you haven't already.

The rules for the award are the following:

1.) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2.) To accept this award answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3.) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

Let's see.....7 things about me:

1. I have to craft along with music
2. My favorite color is purple
3. I love coffee, but frappachinos are my favorite
4. I love the Harry Potter series
5. I also love the Twlight series
6. I love all things chocolate :)
7. Fall is my favorite season

I am passing this award onto the following bloggers:

1. Kimberly at Kimberly's Crafty Spot
2. Glenda at Glenda's Cards
3. Julie at HuxtersHouse
4. Cheryl at Pink and Paper
5. Tanner at Mr. Cricut Crazy
6. Jen at Musings of a Crafty Mom
7. Nati at Nati's Little Scrap Blog
8. Susan at It's Me Susan P.

It was really hard to only pick 8. I could have listed all the blogs I follow, cause I think they are all great!

I hope you all have a great crafty day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

World's Best Dad

Happy Wednesday! With Father's Day right around the corner, this weeks challenge at Cooking With Cricut focus's on them. Make a project this week in honor of Father's Day. :)

Here is the card that I made for my husband:

I cut out my sentiment from Wrap It Up at 2.75". I have such a hard time with masculine cards but I am pretty pleased with how this turned out. Thanks so much for looking at my blog today and don't forget to head over to Cooking With Cricut to see what the design team came up with as well as entering the challenge. Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Wrap It Up
Card Stock--Bazzill
Punch--EK Success
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Heart Belongs To You!

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made for my hubby. This type of card is called a Diamond Fold Card and it took me a few attempts to make it, but it was so worth it. I am very pleased with how it turned out.

and here it is opened up:

I think he will really like it. This card was made for the June Card challenge at

Thanks so much for stopping by by blog and taking a look at my latest creation. Have a great crafty day!!!

Card Stock--White (recollections), Pink Pirouette & Melon Mambo (SU!)
Stamp--You Had Me At Chocolate (My Creative Time)
Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots
Misc.--Offray Ribbon & Felt heart by Martha Stewart Crafts
Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me! :)

Happy Monday! I wanted to share with you the awesome present I got from one of my very best crafty friends, Kimberly of Kimberly's Crafty Spot for my birthday. First, let me tell you a little about Kimberly. She has been a great friend to me and I have really enjoyed getting to know her over the past year. She is a super nice person and a very talented crafter. If you guys have not checked out her blog, you really should. You will not be disappointed.

Check out what she made me:

A gorgeous sign for my room:

This beautiful card:

And this awesome travel mug:

Mug details:

Isn't it all awesome! Kimberly, I am so touched that you did this for me and I can't thank you enough for making my birthday a little happier this year! Thank you!

You guys can view the details of how Kimberly made these projects at her blog: Kimberly's Crafty Spot.

Thank you all for letting me share my goodies with you today. I hope you all have a great crafty day!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Throwback Thursday

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend so far! I am, other than the heat!

Last night I was able to sit down and make a card for Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge. It has been awhile since I have participated in one of Emma's challenges so I was so excited to actually be able to get to do it. :) This time the challenge is to use any Lite cartridge and to incorporate some bling on your project somewhere.

Here is what I came up with for the challenge:

I used the Lacy Labels Lite cricut cartridge and cut out my image at 2.5" I was really unsure about my color combo choice at first but I think it is finally starting to grow on me :)

I am also adding this to the tic-tac-toe challenge that is going on over at CAS-ual Fridays. I met the requirement for the bottom row.

Thanks for looking at my latest creation and I hope you have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Lacy Labels
Card Stock--Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Patterned paper--SU!
Punch--Apron Lace (Fiskars)
Misc.--White Gelly Roll Pen, Button (?), Hemp cord, iRock
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Firefighting Graduation Congrats Card

Happy Thursday! Today I wanted to share a card with you that I recently made for my son. He recently graduated from a firefighting program through his high school. He took a year long course and learned all the in and outs of firefighting as well as fighting actual fires. He took the state exam and passed! My baby is now a certified firefighter! He hasn't even graduated high school yet lol. We are so proud of him!

Here is the card that I made for him using Independence Day:

The firetruck was cut out of Independence Day at 1" (I cut off the flag to give it less of a parade feel) and the Congrats was cut out of Doodletype also at 1".

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Independence Day and Doodletype
Cardstock--Real Red (SU!), Black (recollections), Gray (?)& White (PTI)
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #33

Happy Wednesday! Ready for another great challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut? You are going to love this one! This week is Pick Your Poison week. Make a project using your favorite cartridge and your favorite color. Pretty awesome right?

My favorite cartridge is still Create A Critter and my favorite color is purple. With that being said, this is what I came up with:

Front view:

Side view:

This is a center step card. You can find the instructions on how to make this type of card here.

For my card, I cut out the zebra from create a critter 2.75". The flowers were also cut out of create a critter at 1.75". I ran my flowers through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. Since I am trying to get my creative space done in purple, I decided to keep this card as a little decoration, especially with that cute sentiment from My Creative Time with Emma Stamps.

Don't forget to head over to Cooking with Cricut to see what the rest of the fabulous design team did and to enter the challenge yourself. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Create A Critter
Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots
Card Stock--Purple & black(recollections) and white (PTI)
Stamp--Turn that frown upside down(My Creative Time)
Punch--Daisy Scallop (EK Success)
Offray ribbon
Friday, June 3, 2011

Cricut 360

I got some wonderful news today! I was picked to be on the Design Team at Cricut 360! I'm so excited and I am looking forward to working with the rest of the team. For those of you who haven't heard, Cricut 360 is a new challenge blog starting up July 1. I'm so looking forward to that! Thank you so much Sonia and Nana for picking me! Have a great crafty day!

You've Opened The Music Of My Heart

Happy Friday! Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made for my hubby. I love making him cards and giving them to him out of the blue. No occasion needed. :)

Inside the card will be a CD of a song that makes me think of him every time I hear it. Can you believe that I didn't use my cricut for this card? I know! Crazy huh? I kept it pretty simple by just making a 5x5 card. I then used a stamp to create the sheet music and sentiment. I punched a border strip and placed it behind the sheet music, added some ribbon, did a little distressing and Voila! I think he will love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation! I hope you have a great crafty day!

Card Stock--Crumb cake (SU!), Cream (Recollections)
Stamp--Music Of My Heart (Ippity by Unity Stamp Co.)
Punch--Daisy lace (EK Success)
Ink--Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Offray Ribbon
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memories Frame

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for another great challenge over at Cooking With Cricut this week?

In honor of National Gingersnap Day, you are being challenged to make a project using the following pictures as inspiration:

You must also have two of the following colors in your project:

Cream - Vanilla
Ginger - Brown
Kraft, White or Black as accents if necessary

I used the floral picture as my inspiration and the colors yellow, green and cream and created this frame:

This was just a plain wooden frame that I bought knowing I was going to alter it but not quite sure how. When I saw the floral picture above, I was inspired. You cant really see it in this picture but after I painted the frame cream, I used some white pearl mist to add some shimmer to the frame as well as the flowers.

Here is a close up of the flowers:

For my flowers, I cut the flowers out of Accent Essentials in various sizes and layered them on top of each other and curled up the petals. The biggest flower is 2.5" and the smallest is .5". The leaves were cut from Storybook at 1.5" and Memories was cut from Home Decor at 1".

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to take a look at my latest creation! Don't forget to stop by Cooking With Cricut to see what the rest of design team came up with as well as entering the challenge yourself!

I am also entering this into Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge of using an older cartridge and the colors yellow and green. I hope you have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Accent Essentials, Home Decor & Storybook
Card Stock--Daffodil Delight & Old Olive (SU!)
Misc--Wooden Frame, Recollections Gems, Perfect Pearls Mist
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