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