Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Side Steppin' Skunk

Today the new tutorial at  SCS  was how to create a side-step card.  So I decided to try my hand at this-- I'd don't a step type card before but never one in which the steps were off to the side.  I admit I kinda like it.  I of course had to include a little critter from my favorite cartridge.  I will be sending this little cutie off to my friend Jackie--I hope she likes it....I'm guessing she'll probably see it on here before it makes it to her in the mail. 

I used some random cardstock I had lying around the pink base is some retired fushia from SU! and the green was a random strip--I used one of my favorite punches for the grass--gotta love Martha.  And the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.  I am pleased to report my bestie is slowing becoming addicted to MPS!  Love it!  I also had to bling out my skunk...she's even holding a bling flower with matching earrings!!  I do feel like a little something is missing on the top part of the tall side but nothing in my stash seemed to fit and I thought if I cut out clouds that would be overkill!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I wanna be Bakerella!

So it's official...I thought I wanted to be Bakerella...but Iam here to report that will not be happening any time soon.  A friend had picked up the book on cake pops...hmmmm cake and mix it...blah blah and cover.  My friend wanted to make the little cupcakes--super adorable might I add...but we didn't have the right shapes for the the little cutters we needed and she was feeling way more creative than I.  So we decided to do the basic cake pop... basic...huh.  We both hold advanced degrees in our field and well cake pops almost were the death of us (only a slight exaggeration here my friends.)

My thoughts for all of you aspiring bakers out there... dream big...maybe one day we'll be creating the mini cup-cake pops or the adorable duckies.  However, in order to keep our friendship and sanity we decided on the simple cake pops!   If anyone out there reading this has any tips and pointers about the candy coating process and how to make it far less painful...please... email me :) 

I don't think I'll be quitting my day job any time soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mom's The Word!

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.  The sun was shining here in MN---ahhhh it was so glorious.  The challenge at FCCB is "Mom's the Word!"  Make a project for a special Mother out there!  Please be sure to use the word mom (or mum, mommy, mother, etc.) 

I created this card using some new paper I picked up... I just can't say NO to a DCWV stack...they simply call to me all the time and this time unlike the others I just couldn't say no.  I hope you enjoy my card.  I created the flower by cutting various sizes out from the flower on the Paisley cartridge.

The deets!
Paper: DCWV Cotton Blossum stack
Cricut: Paisley Cartridge
Brad: from my stash
Stamp: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Simple Thank You

Good evening everyone!  I was beginning to wonder if it was December here in MN and I completely missed summer.  It was quite a shock to wake up to snow on the ground :(  I was not at all happy to see that!  The card tonight I am posting is just a simple thank you card I put together-- my hubby needed a "manly" thank you-- I think this one passed the man test!  I love this embossing folder--it's from SU!  Love it!

Monday, April 18, 2011

FCCB Challenge #56 Let's Do The Hop!!

Hey everybody!  I hope you're excited for another challenge with the lovely and talented ladies over at FCCB!  I know I had a wonderful time with our Spring Fling Crawl and I hope you all did too!  Today we are doing "The Bunny Hop!"  and I would LOVE if you could join us at FCCB!  Create a project using a bunny or a chick!  JOIN US!!! 

And it's also my wedding anniversary today!  Happy Anniversary Honey---here's to a gazillion more years :)  If anyone has any great ideas about what we should do for our special day let me know!

For my project I did a simple card this week but I do love, love, love me some flocking so I decided to add that to card for this week.

 The deets!
Cricut: Cut from Create-A-Critter
Paper: Not a clue...from the good ole stash-o-rama
Stamp: sentiment from My Pink Stamper
Other: flocking!!  Ribbon scored it at the $ Tree!  Love a deal :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

And we've got a Winner!!!

It's official and I are not friends!  I was having a heck of a time copying my "official" number from there for my post!  I'm clearly still way tooooo new to this blogging bit to figure out what the heck I'm doing right...or wrong for that matter!  But I did use random org to pick my winner and without further ado...the winner is...

Cherie said...

This project is so cool!! I am going to have to make something like this for my grandma. She would LOVE it!!! I am a new follower, and I am from Minnesota!! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

I am sooooooooooooooooooooo tickled to have so many new friends and followers to my blog--seriously.  I had no idea I'd have sooo many awesome followers in such a short period of time.  Once I hit 250 followers be on the look out for some more candy!!!  I better find something amazing huh :) 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Who Wants A Juicy Lucy?

Hi...if you are looking for my FCCB Spring Fling post click here for some sweet BLOG CANDY!!!

I hope you're all having a great night.  Tonight I made a card for my friends TK and RK-- they are super fabulous people and we had dinner with them a few nights back (yes, yes, a delayed Thank You...shhh don't tell Ms. Manners please)!   But TK made "juicy lucys" for us and wow they were delicious!  So while I was also wandering around at some of my favorite sites and found a challenge that this card would be perfect for!  Amber is having a challenge this week and the theme is "My Favorite Things!"

What a super fun challenge so I used some of my favorite things for this card!  I love kraft colored cardstock, I think gingham rocks, I LOVE juicy lucy burgers and spending time with friends we love is also my favorite :)  And I used my Cricut...yet another fave! Oooo and I did a gate fold card--love those too! And did I mention how I LOVE stamps from the $ bin!!  Oh...and for those of you who are wondering...a "juicy lucy" is a hamburger that is filled with ooey gooey yummy melty cheese--delicious!  There are many places in MN and I'm sure other parts of the country who claim to have the best juicy lucy!  But I think TK might give them all a run for their money :)

The Juicy Details!
Cricut Cut: Simply Charmed
Paper: random scraps
Stamp: from the $ bin at J's!! LOVE IT!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Hey there!  I am so excited to have so many new followers joining me!  If you are here for the FCCB Spring Fling click here!

Check out my "tea-rific" card I made for the challenge over at Stamping 411 LOVE the challenges those ladies have!  They are soooooo talented I love it!  Starting this week the challenges at 411 need to use all SU! products... so I had to do a little digging for this one but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I do however, think I "need" a few more SU! goodies to play with these ladies :)  I hope you enjoy my card!  I love this set-- I remember seeing it in the catalog when it first debuted...and while I must confess today is the first it saw ink I think this set and I will be friends!  I did leave a little tag on the end of the punch-- a tip I picked up from the lovely and talented Diana Gibbs-- I wanna be her when I grow up!

The deets!
Paper: All SU, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip and some retired DSP
Stamp: Morning Cup
Other: Inks, brad, jewelry tag punch and scallop border punch

Spring Fling and Blog Candy :)

Welcome to Sarah's Stamping and Stuff and the fifth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!  I hope you are excited!  I know I sure am :)

It's Spring Time, even though some places may not look like quite like it yet!  However, everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to have a Spring Fling!   Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Spring project that includes Pink, Green and Yellow on it along with at least one Cricut cut.

If you've come from visiting Sandee you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Spring Fling" project at FCCB!

For my project I decided to create a paper bouquet for my husband's grandmother and I am completely delighted with my final project!  I do hope you enjoy it as well. 
The details:
Cricut Cuts various flowers all from Walk in My Garden
Basket from J's
Paper: all SU! including retired DSP
Ribbon is also SU!
The pearls are from my stash and the moss is from the $ Tree
I love comments!  Please leave a comment here and become a follower.  For my blog candy I will be giving away a $10.00 gift card to either Michael's, Target or JoAnns!  There will be one winner and the winnner will be able to choose which card they would like!  Remember you must be a follower of my blog and you must leave a comment!  I'd also love for you to submit a project at FCCB! :)  The winner will be determined on Sunday, April 17.  I will contact the winner via email.  So please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you!!
Now it's your turn! Let's see your Spring Fling projects!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and Pink, Green and Yellow!
Your next step will be to visit Saundra!  Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I'm kickin' it old school with this card.  I pulled out my Lizzie Ann Designs stamps that I picked up quite some time ago and used this little cutie!  I was inspired to pull out my LAD stamps because my lovely secret sister sent me some awesome papers from this same company-- while I didn't cut into her paper yet I did whip up this little guy!  I hope you enjoy!

Monday, April 4, 2011

FCCB Challenge #54: April Showers

Oh my goodness it's April already-- holy buckets where on earth did the last 3 months go-- I swear just last week I was just making New Year's Resolutions that I've long since forgotten...and wow...the snow is melting here like crazy.  Love it! 

Today I am highlighting my project for another challenge over at FCCB!  The challenge this week is to create a project with an umbrella or hat on it.  I love how my card turned out for this challenge--I hope you love it too!

The deets!
Cricut Cut: the cut is from Nate's ABCs
Paper: Solid all SU! not sure about DSP
I did use some flocking willow and added some random buttons too!
The puddle is covered with glossy accents but I couldn't get it to show up on any photos! 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Oh my...

Oh my...I have to admit I cursed a lot while I was working on this card.  UGH!  So I have been working with a friend to challenge ourselves on many levels--aside from just participating in challenges :)  She had shared a link with me about making some ribbon flowers-- well I decided to make my ribbon flower as the sun instead of a flower.  Along with that tutorial there was also a tutorial on making your own glue dots-- well I was NOT at all successful in creating the dots.  I was super excited and let them dry...I went to make my "flower" and it turned out okay...but when I went to take the glue dot off the paper ummmm it didn't come off at all.  I used parchment paper as the instructions stated but for me it didn't work.  The dot was great but the removal from the paper not so much. 

I created this card for a challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion.  The theme for their challenge is "New House."  I used a pre-made card for the card base from DCWV and the house is a cut from the Create-A-Critter cartridge. 

The Deets!
Cricut Cartridge Cut: Create-A-Critter
Paper: SU for solid, striped pre made card from DCWV
Ribbon: from my stash
Other: brad from M's, MS grass punch 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Party Like A Rockstar

So I rarely if ever...okay never party like a rockstar--but this card sure makes me want to!  I do have a strong love for Amuse so I had to pull out some Amuse stamps tonight and create this card.  I can't believe I didn't use my Cricut nor did I enter this into a sketch challenge!  All of the stamps I used are from Amuse for this card and all of my paper is from my stash so I assume it's SU!  I soooo need to find some more gingham ribbon--I think I need to get some in lots of different colors--it's just so fun.  I cried a little when SU! removed it from the catalog--back then I didn't even know such a thing was possible-- or believe you me I would have stocked up.  I hope you all have a wonderful night!

 The goods:
Stamps: Amuse
Ribbon: black and white gingham SU!
Paper: SU
Ink: Black Staz-on, Going Gray, Summer Sun