Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Daily Project - Jolly Holidays

Happy Wednesday. Sorry my post is late today. Just got back from 5 days at Disney so I am a little behind on things.

Today's card I was determined to use Jolly Holidays again. I just HAD to have this cart so I am going to get my use out of it. But these cuts are so small! :)

Base: I believe Lacy Labels
Girl: Jolly Holidays
Die and Stamp: My Creative Time with Emma
Paper: SU and stach

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Birthday - CAC

Today's post is a birthday card. I made this card for a friend's 4 year old dd. I put a action wobble on the head and she loved playing with it! :)

Of course after I made it, I realized it was backwards! UGH! But I don't think she really minded. LOL!

Cut: Create a Critter, shadow for base and layers

Paper: SU

Eyes: Pig eyes (those are my favorite) from PK Animal faces

Twine: Twinery

Chalk, Stitching

Monday, December 5, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Sled challenge

The challenge this time at Exploring Cricut was to use a sled. Now since I just HAD to have Jolly Holidays and have not used it yet, I wanted to use the Santa in the sled. I think next time I will make this a little bit larger. Little bit of a pain so small. But once I got it together, I think it came out pretty cute. :) Looks even cuter in person because Santa is on an action wobble. ;)

Cut: Jolly Holidays Santa 4 and base Lacy Labels

Paper: SU and DP from Debbie Mumm stack

Stamp and circle Die: My Creative Time with Emma

Ink: SU and CTMH

Ribbon: stash (I think it was off a present from last year. Gotta love that!)

Inking and stitching

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Daily Project and H Cartridge

Happy Wednesday.

Today's post has a dual purpose. I needed to do my daily project for Exploring Cricut and I wanted to do my H cartridge challenge to myself. I made a simple shape card from Hello Kitty. Of course my dd wants these now for her friends so I need to get back into the craft room and make more. :)

Cuts: Hello Kitty

Paper: Recollections and Coredinations

Stamp: My Creative Time With Emma

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gift Card Holder

Today's post was a gift card holder that I made for my nephew. He is 13 and does not care about anything fancy, no ribbon, no bling, no nothing. Only about the gift card inside! ;) So this was very quick and easy to do! :)

Paper: SU and baby boy stack (shhhh, don't tell him!) :)

Gift card holder and stamp: My Creative Time with Emma

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all get to enjoy time with special friends and family.

Today's project was made for DS and DD teachers as thanksgiving gifts. I used my new lollipop die from My Creative Time with Emma. Oh I am going to love this die. I can see myself using this a lot for quick little "thinking of you" type gifts.

Paper: SU and Debbie Mumm stack

Scalloped die, circle die, lollipop die, stamp: My Creative Time with Emma

Inking and ribbon SU

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cricut Challenge G week

Today's card was made for my peep. She had brought my dd some stuff over for her birthday. Since I have not done my cricut challenge to myself in a few weeks figured it was time to do G.

All cuts are from Gypsy Wanderings.

Paper: SU and Cloud 9 stack

Ribbon: My Craft Spot

Embossing: Swiss Dots folder


Monday, November 21, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Turkey challenge

Happy Monday. At least it is a short week. :)

Today's card is for the Exploring Cricut turkey challenge. Make a project that includes a turkey.

I have been seeing a few of my favorite bloggers doing these cut out cards lately. I figured it was my turn to try it. Love how my gypsy makes it so easy to do these type of cool projects.

Cut: Doodlecharms

Paper: SU and Debbie Mumm

Twine: The Twinery

Buttons: SU

Ribbon: My Craft Spot

Twine, Liquid Glass, doodling and inking

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Daily Project

Happy Wednesday.

Today's card is my daily project for Exploring Cricut. I decided to use Campin Critters. This is one of those carts I just had to have and had not used yet. So figured it was time.

Excuse my daughter's fingers in the picture. My stand would not hold the card so I asked her to hold it. She was so excited when I told her her fingers would be on my blog. LOL!

Cuts: All from Campin Critters

Paper: SU and Debbie Mumm stack

Stamp: Scrappy Mom stamps

Stitched Die: My Creative Time with Emma

Monday, November 14, 2011

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge

Happy Monday all!

Today's card is for Emma's Thorwback Challenge. If you enter this challenge you have a chance to win all of the stamps she is releasing this week. I LOVE her stamps so if I don't win them I will probably just be buying them any how. :)

This card is for a birthday party that my daughter is going to on Saturday for a boy!!! ;) Guess I was just not ready to put away the monster stamps yet. :)

Cut: Mini Monsters

Paper: Stash

Face Stamp: PK Monster Mash

Sentiment Stamp: My Creative Time by Emma

Twine from the Twinery

Cuttlebug folder

Friday, November 11, 2011


Happy Friday. Looking forward to some crafting time this weekend. Hope everyone will also be able to get some time in. :)

Today's card I made for one of my special peeps. During winter storm Alfred, I got word that because of our well system we could not use our water due to potential bacterial. This was on Monday afternoon, 2 days after the storm. I did not think I would be able to find water anywhere! Less than an hour later my peep came over with 2 water jugs and some candy for the kids (since it was Halloween). I had felt such a rush of relief to get that water. :)

When I took the picture I did not realize it, but since I have seen the picture larger, just ignore the little darkness to the left of the water. It is a shadow from the ribbon! ;)

Cuts: Country Life

Paper: SU and Debbie Mumm stack

Stamp: My Creative Time with Emma

Buttons: SU

Ribbon: My Craft Spot

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glora and Pam Challenge - Turkey

Happy Thursday. Today's card is for Glora and Pam's challenge. We were to use the turkey from Create A Critter. Very easy for me since this is one of my favorite cartridges. I have not made a tag before, so figured it was time.

Label Cut: I believe this is from Lacy Labels

Paper: SU and Debbie Mumm stack

Ribbon: My Craft Spot

Face Stamp: PK

Sentiment stamp: My Creative Time with Emma

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge

This card was made for my step MIL in for her birthday this weekend and the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge

Paper SU and Stash
Cut: My apologies, posting this at work (shhhhh) and I can't remember
Sentiment Stamp: My Creative Time with Emma
Background stamp on present: My Creative Time with Emma from banner kit
Ribbon My Craft Spot
Bling and doodeling

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps - Creepy Cute

Time to get back into some crafting!

I made this card for Peachy Keen's Creepy Cute challenge. Now that it is past Halloween not sure who I will give it to. May just save it for next year! ;)

Base: Lacy Labels

Ghost: Paper Dolls Dress Up

Face: Monster faces by PK (just got this set and I love it!)

Paper: Debbie Mumm stack and SU

Boo: Die and Stamps from My Creative Time with Emma

Twine: My Craft Spot

Glossy Accents for eyes, doodeling

Pictures from Alfred

Just a few pictures from Alfred. I took these while driving around this weekend, a week after the storm. And the towns where these pictures were taken are not even some of the bad sections. The only good thing for us is we heat with wood. My DH went around for several days and was able to pick up wood on the side of the road. We are well on our way to having enough wood for next year.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Winter Storm Alfred

Hello All, just wanted you to know I have not forgotten about you. I was one of the very lucky 800,000+ in CT to loose power due to the winter storm that hit New England last weekend.

We had no power for 4 days. Luckily we had a generator and wood stove. The nights have been pretty cold and we kept the stove nice and full. Still had tvs and did not lose any food thanks to the generator. We are still without internet access (I am typing this from work...shhhhh!) and phone service, but since some people still have no power, I am not complaining!

There was so much devestation around. I am hoping to go around this weekend and take some pictures. It is just incredible to drive around and just see so many large trees broken like twigs.

Learned a few things during the storm

1. Thanks to my peep, I can cook grilled cheese and soup on the gas grill!
2. If you heat 2 large pots water on a wood stove, it should be enough for a quick bath.
3. So thankful that my DH put in a wood stove
4. So thankful that my DH has a generator
5. To check the kids lights during the day to make sure they are off! :)
6. You can put ground turkey and manwich sauce in the crock pot all day and it turns out pretty good.

I have gotten some projects ready to cut on my gypsy so hopefully I will be back very soon. Got to do a few things I could not do during the outage, like laundry. But honestly, which is more fun, crafting or laundry! :) LOL!

Baby Card

Happy Friday. Just a quick card I wanted to share that I did before the storm and did not get a chance to post. I made this for a co-worker and his wife who just had their first baby. He loved it!

Cuts: Baby in carriage Simply Charmed
Stamps: Face PK and Sentiment MPS
Paper: SU and baby boy stack
Ribbon: SU
Inking and doodeling and brads
Action wobble on the carriage

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 63 and Cricut Challenge F

Happy Hump Day.

Today's card is for PK sketch challenge. I have submitted a few for the Let's Face it Friday, but have not tried the sketch one...until today.

It is also a dual purpose card. I entering this into the sketch challenge but also using this for my Cricut Challenge for F week.

Cuts: Sheep From My Kitchen all layers

Stamps: Eye for Sheep: Elephant from Animal Faces set by PK

Smile Sentiment: Turn that Frown Upside Down by Emma

Ribbon: My Craft Spot

Paper: SU and Debbie Mumm stack from last year

Star and Circle for Sentiment: Build a banner Kit by Emma

Inking and doodeling

Monday, October 24, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Candy challenge

Happy Monday! Hope everyone got some crafting time in. It was my dd 5th birthday this weekend so I did not get in as much time as I wanted, but I guess she only turns 5 once. :)

For this week at Exploring Cricut we were supposed to use the candy from Celebrations. I don't have this cartridge so I used the candy from Christmas Cheer.

Base cut: Gypsy Wanderings

Black and yellow layers: Gypsy Wanderings

Paper: SU and Debbie Mumm Stack I got at Js last year

Vellum for candy shadows: SU

Candy Cuts: Christmas Cheer

Ribbon: My Craft Spot

Cuttlebug folder: Circles - not sure of name :)

Stamp: K Andrew Stamps - Food for Thought

Punch: SU for Sentiment and sentiment base

Doodling and Inking

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cricut Challenge E week

Happy Friday! Is anyone going to get in any craft time this weekend. I have a few things to do, but going to be hard finding time this weekend. My dd 5th birthday is this weekend with her kid party on Saturday and Sunday we are going to the zoo as a family. Gotta find a little time in the craziness for some crafting to keep me sane! LOL!

Todays card is for my Cricut Challenge and this week was E. I used Everyday Paperdolls for this cute dog. This was for my kids babysitter's birthday. He was just too cute and first time I had ever used him. ;)

Cuts: Dog: Everyday Paperdolls and Circle was from Plantain

Wish Big: My Creative Time with Emma

Dog Face: PK Critter Faces medium

Punch: Martha Stewart Loopy punch (is that the right name of it?!?) :)

Paper: SU and baby boy stack (not sure which one)

Inking and stitching

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Daily Project

Happy Hump Day!

Today is my DT project for Exploring Cricut. I really wanted to do something different for this card that I had never done before. I followed the petal card directions on splitcoast stampers ( ).

I will admit I have a hard time with figuring things out in paper crafting. :) What is right and left and top and bottom. I started following the 'word' directions and not the pictures. If I had followed the pictures I would not have had to do the card twice. :) But that is ok because I learned a lot about how to make this type of card.

Scalloped circles for base: Nestabilities

Cuts: DP circles from Plantain and bird is from Straight from the Nest, Band was hand cut

Stamps: MPS and My Creative Time with Emma

Paper SU and Sunny Day from Heidi Grace

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Good Tuesday all!

I made this card for an entry into Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge. You needed to use an older cartridge with a card feature. This was the 2nd card I made for the D challenge on the cricut boards. The card and spider and layers are from Doodlecharms. I have not used that cartridge in a while and forgot about a lot of the fun things on there. Sorry about the glare of the action wobble in the picture. You can't see it normally, but the glare from the camera definately caught it. Just pretend it is not there. LOL!

Cuts: Card and spider: Doodlecharms

Stamp: Face Monster set from PK, Sentiment from MPS

Oval die; My Creative Time with Emma

Twine: The Twinery

Action Wobble

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Boss's Day

Good Monday all and Happy Boss's Day. Wanted to create a nice card for my boss for today. She is the best, I could not ask for better. Went to go get her a balloon, but since the day was offically yesterday, no balloon was to be had today. Oh well, I think she liked her card.

Cuts: Watermelon from Preserves with layers and Circle from Plantin

Paper SU

Stamp: My Pink Stamper

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cricut Challenge D week

Happy Friday. Looking forward to some crafting time this weekend. Have a lot of projects that need to be done.

Well todays card has a dual purpose. I created this card for the D challenge on the cricut boards. And also for the Let's face it Friday on PK stamps. It is hard to see in the picture but I chalked orange and yellow on the red to make it look like a real fall leaf.

Cart: Doodletype
Paper: SU
Stamps: Face PK Everyday and sentiment My Creative Time with Emma
Ribbon: My Craft Spot
Twine: The Twinery
button, chalk and stitching

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cricut Challenge C week

This is a card I made for the C challenge on the cricut boards that I started. Use a cartridge starting with the letter C and make a project.

I made this card for a friend of my mother's who had to go into a convelescent home temporarily.

Cuts: All from chore chart

Paper: stash

Embossing: swiss dots folder

Twine: the twinery

Face: PK

Monday, October 10, 2011

Exploring Cricut - First Design Team challenge

Happy Monday. Today is pretty exciting! I get to go back to work, which I am happy for! My husband personally is redoing our roof and I was on pick up duty. I probably picked up a ton of shingles! And today starts the challenge blog, which I am on the design team for. My first design team. :)

Since I don't have this cartridge yet, Diane sent me the cuts. I made this card for my husband's mother and step father's 25th anniversary.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the new blog and all my fellow DT members.

Cuts: Art Philosophy - Square pg 43 cut at 3.75 and 4.25

Flowers pg 50 cut at 2.25

Paper: CTMH and SU

Stamp: My Creative Time with Ema Gift Card Sentiments

Ribbon: SU

Embossing: Swiss Dots folder

Inking and doodling

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Glora and Pam Challenge

Happy Sunday. This card was made for Glora and Pam's challenge We were to use one of the monsters from the original PaperDolls cartridge. I have been a HUGE fan of Glora forever (the first time she posted a comment on one of my posts I took a picture of it! :)) and I always look forward to her and Pam's monthly challenges. It was exciting when they opened their monthly challenge to everyone.

Cuts: Monster and fence from Paperdolls (cannot remember moon cut)
Face Stamp: Boy Mates from PK (When I made this card the other day I had not yet purchased the monster faces which I really wanted to use. They are now in route to me :)
Oval: die from My Creative Time with Emma
Happy Halloween Stamp: My Pink Stamper
Paper: SU and stash
Stitchig with white gel pen and stickles

Please come back tomorrow as I have some exciting news, even though some might already know. ;)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Birthday

This is a card I made for my SIL's birthday. I finally got to use my new stamp set that I was dying to use.

Cut: Party hat from Doodlecharms

Label: Die from My Creative Time with Emma

Stamps: All stamps on die and Birthday Hugs from My Creative Time with Emma

Paper: SU and base was DCWV Citrus Stack

Doodeling and inking and 1 lone bling

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sympathy Card

Good Hump Day! Weekend is getting closer.

This is a sympathy card I made for a friend whose mother died. Bless her heart she was two months before her 100th birthday! About a week after she died I was able to spend 5 days with her at Disney. Hopefully that gave her a little comfort.

Paper: DCWV stack and SU

Ribbon: SU

Cuts: ACY (can't remember which carts I used for the ovals)


Monday, October 3, 2011

Mickey Gift Card holder

Happy Monday! Hope everyone got some crafty time in this weekend! ;)

My peep's birthday was last week. Due to the fact her and I were playing together down at Disney World, I was late with her card. :) I hope she was not too upset it was late. She is a Dunkin Donuts fan so I gave her a gift card for there along with an antenna topper that I got at the Contemporary hotel that says Peace Love Mickey which matched shirts she made for us. I went pretty basic because I just wanted to highlight Mickey and his colors.

Gift Card Base and Sentiment : My Creative Time

Paper: SU

Mickey: Mickey Font

Ribbon: SU


Thursday, September 29, 2011

PK LFIF - Sunshine

This is my project for the Peachy Keen Let's Face it Friday challenge. The challenge this week was to have a sunshine in our project. I made these cards for my mother to give out to friends. Don't look too closely at my bases. For some reason I could not measure tonite. :)

Cuts: Sun and layers - Doodlecharms
Stamps: Faces are all from PK
Sentiment and border - My Creative Time with Emma
Paper: SU and stash

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cricut Challenge B week - second card

Here is another card I made for the B week challenge. All cuts are from Base Camp.

Ribbon: My Craft Spot

Bling: SU


Cricut Challenge B week

This is my card for cricut challenge B week. I used the cartridge Boys will be Boys. It was for our babysitter's 3 year old son. I have been loving the shaped cards lately so here is another one to enjoy!

Cart: Boys will be Boys

Paper: Su and Coredinations

Stamp: MPS


I'm Back

So sorry to all of my followers. I made a mistake on my Google profile the other day and had my whole account locked out. I have missed my blog so much! I will do some catching up now. :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

School Bus

Good Morning all. I have been in the shaped card fling lately. :) So here is another one to share.

Last week was my daughter's first day of school. Due to a miscommunication she went home on the wrong bus. When her bus came to drop her off and she was not on I freaked a little. :) But called the school, figured ot where she was and got her home safe. The secretary was awesome so I wanted to apologize to her for the confusion. So hopefully she likes this card.

Bus: Doodlecharms

Stamps: Faces from PK and Thanks from My Creative Time with Emma

Paper: Stash

Doodeling, brads and liquid glass

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Second Card for A week Cricut Challenge

I ended up creating two cards for the cricut challenge. I am part of a challenge on the cricut boards to use our cricut cartridge more. Since this is A week and I have 4 a carts, figured I better make at least two cards.

Now this card was for my mother for Grandparents day. I asked my dd what she should make (she is 4 1/2). She said a pink cow! Well if we have previously made a princess alligator, figured a pink cow is not a big deal. How else do you get strawberry milk?! :)

I also used two stamps on her I have never used also. Did not have anything for grandparents day, so we went with a pun on I love you. So not only am I using carts I have not used in a while I am also pushing myself to use some stamps I just had to have and have sat in my drawer for a while! :)

Cut: Cow from Animal Kingdon with all layers

Paper: SU

Face Stamp: PK

Sentiment Stamp: My Pink Stamper

Punch: SU

Twine: Twinery

Thanks 3x3

Happy Grandparents Day and a somber 9/11. I have been watching a bunch of the coverage today. Just amazing to think it has been 10 years. So much has changed in that time.

Well on to some crafting. I have been working on a few projects over the past few days. I am going to start with the 3x3 cards I made. I made two for people at work and then ended up making 2 more for my mother and aunt for all they do for me. Very simple card. But I think they came out so cute!

Stamp: My Creative Time with Emma - Small Talk

Paper: SU/Stash

Flower: Came from the $1 bin at Ms

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cricut Challenge A week

I needed to make a card for my niece. I probably would have gone to one of my regular carts. I joined a challenge on the cricut boards to use the carts we have. This is a great idea for me since I probably have close to 80! :) This being A week you need to use a cartridge starting with A that you have not used. I decided to use All Mixed up. This is really going to be a fun challenge.

Carts: Tag shape, shadow and circle from All Mixed Up. Scalloped circle from Easter 2010
Paper: SU and stack I got from Js
Stamp: My Creative Time with Emma
Waxy Floss: CTMH
Ribbon: My Craft Spot

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Birthday

Here is a birthday gift card holder I made for my stepSIL. She is a very handy person, always fixing something. She workds at Home Depot. I put her initital on each tool and HD for Home Depot on the drill.

Gift card die: My Creative Time with Emma

Paper: Coredinations and Guy Stack from DCWV

Twine: The Twinery

Stamps: PK wide eyed kids (I can't stop using these lately!) and Gift Card Sentiments from My Creative Time with Emma

Doodling, chalk, button and bling

Monday, September 5, 2011

PK LFIF - Back to School

This week at Peachy Keen, the Lets Face it Friday challenge was to create something back to school. Luckily, because of Tropical Storm Irene, I have been working on these longer than usual. School was supposed to start for DD (kindergarten) and DS (preschool) on August 29, but Irene had another thing to say about that! :) So school starts for my DD tomorrow and DS on Thursday since preschool got flooded. So because of the delay I get to enter these in the LFIF challenge.

Paper: School Pack from Ms, SU and Coredinations
Gift Card Die: My Creative Time with Emma (I Love this!!)
Stamps for Words: Gift Card Sentiments My Creative Time with Emma
Stamps for Faces: PK - Critter Faces medium and Wide Eyed Kids
Ink: SU and CTMH
Button from stash
Twine from the Twinery
Ribbon from SU
doodeling and chalk
Ghiardelli Chocolate

Friday, August 19, 2011

Princess Alligator

Today is my aunt's birthday. I asked my daughter several times what kind of card we should make her for her birthday. She kept saying a Princess Alligator. She never strayed from that. So I had the task of trying to create a princess alligator. I think she came out kinda cute! :) And I figured if alligators could be a princess, well she could be pink and purple! :)

Base: Just 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper folded and cut to size

Alligator: Create a Critter - Alligator all layers
Cuttlebug folder for texture (not sure of the name)

Green layer: Deco Tag from Gypsy Wanderings

Stamp: Wish Big from Emma at My Creative Time and PK Critter Pig eyes

Tule: Undercover piece cut from a old dancing costume of my niece ;)

Pearls: Su