Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Slooooooow Down Speed Racer....

This card design kept me up alllll night last night.  My bestie just recently moved to Kansas and yesterday she was pulled over for speeding...and I'm sure in her fabulous fashion managed to talk her way into getting only a warning versus a ticket!  But I really love how this card turned out.  I wasn't sure about creating the shape but I think it turned out cute.  This was one of the very few cuts I have made with this cartridge and I think it has a lot of fun cuts!  I might have to spend some more time with it!  I have also decided I must purchase some more twine...I'm getting tired of using the yellow, black and red that I have.  I do fear however if I buy some it will appear on each and every single one of my cards :)  Well, I hope you all have a fabulous evening! 

Be sure to check back this weekend on my blog and as well and at Operation Write Home  They have some fun planned for this weekend and I will be playing along with them and offering some fun blog candy :)  Can't wait to see you all this weekend!!!!!!!!!!

The Deets!
Cricut: Boys Will Be Boys
Paper: SU!
Punch: SU! modern label
Stamp:  My Pink Stamper
Other: twine, stickles, black ink, white gel pen, black pen

Monday, June 27, 2011

FCCB Challenge #66: Happy 4th!

It's time for another challenge at FCCB and today we are celebrating the 4th of July which is right around the corner :)  I had a good time putting this card together but alas I am being way too hard on myself!  I had intended to leave the words white with some inked edges...well my sponge had other ideas and I ended up covering the whole thing versus just the edges.  I used Designer's Calendar for this card and I really like the font for this.  I LOVE, LOVE the punch I used.  It is from M's and is part of the American Girl collection...while I don't enjoy the AG collection (shhhhh I don't mean to be mean but those doll kinda creep me out!!)  I LOVE this punch!  Oh and did I mention it was on clearance?!?! :)

I hope you join us for this challenge!  Please use red, white and blue in your projects!!!  And as always please include atleast one Cricut cut!!!  I can't wait to see what you have created :)

The Deets!
Cricut cut: Designer's Calendar
Punch: Star Border
Paper: All SU!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Eye Miss Crafting!

It's true.  I miss crafting!  So I created this little frog with some HUGE eyes.  It just cracks me up.  I found the idea to use the big googlie eyes at the OWH blog!  They are always posting some super fun ideas and well...I love my Create-A-Critter so I decided I had to use this cartridge yet again!  I hope you enjoy :)  I feel like a little something is missing but I'm not exactly sure what.  I didn't want to take away from the fun eyes!!

The Deets!
Cut: Create-A-Critter
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Solid Paper: SU!
Punch: SU!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


On the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog I saw an awesome tutorial to make this fun starburst design on your card using designer paper.  Loved how this card turned out and the tutorial is very easy to follow.  I highly recommend that you try it.  I have no idea what the brand of DSP is that I used for this card.  I do know it was once a 12x12 sheet and was in the batch of papers I cut down to 6x6 pieces to be used for card making.  I wish I would have done a better job of keeping track of my paper manufacturers. 

The Deets!
DSP: No clue
Solid cardstock Recollections Kraft
Punches: SU!
Stamp: not sure of the brand from a set from Costco years ago

Monday, June 20, 2011

FCCB Challenge #65

Summa!  Summer is here.  I have missed my crafting oh so much.  I have been on the road quite a bit lately.  I just returned home from some meetings in Kansas...hmmm it's hot in Kansas...well a different hot as I've been told :)  It was a great time.  I had a fabulous time with some of my co-workers.  It's Monday...and Monday means that it is time for a fantabulous challenge!  Please stop over at FCCB and join us for this weeks challenge.  The challenge this week we will be celebrating the summer sun!  So create a card or a project that incorporates the summer sun!  Please remember to include atleast one Cricut cut. 

 The Deets:
Cricut Cut: Sun from the Hello Kitty Greetings
Paper: SU!
Twine: Random from a discount store
Stamp: from M's
Stickers: picked up at Target

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I miss my blog friends!!

Oh my poor neglected blog and blogfriends!  I have been away for work and have NOT had time to craft.  Oh how I have missed my blog and cricut and stamps and inks...and so on and so forth!  I pull out my good ole favorite cartridge and whipped this card up!  I hope you love it :)  I've missed you all!
The Deets!
Paper: SU! and American Crafts DSP
Cut: Create-A-Critter
Twine: discount store
Punches: SU!
Stamp: MPS and Peachy Keen

Friday, June 10, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair

I'm slowly becoming obessessed with Unity Stamps--oy they are soooo cute!  Love em!.  I was checking out some blogs today and came across  Friends with Flair with Unity Stamps.  I figured considering I have a couple Unity Stamps lying around that it was time they finally saw some ink.  I really like this stamp set and I hope you enjoy it too! 

The Deets
Paper: Solid SU, DSP...not a clue
Stamp: Unity
Other: random from the stash

Thursday, June 9, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge #72

I'm a little behind in posting but I did create this card for a challenge I found over at Operation Write Home my box to be sent off is slowly starting to grow :)  I really liked this challenge and I encourage you if you've not stopped to check out what OWH is you really should! But only if you want to of course--no pressure. 

I do love this little tree cut from Create-A-Critter and the sentiment is from a set of My Pink Stamper stamps and it's heat embossed but it didn't show up in the picture at all.  Hope you enjoy it!

The Deets!
Paper: Solid SU!, DSP DCWV
Stamps: My Pink Stamper
Cut: Create-A-Critter
Pearl: random from stash

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Oh Boy!

Ahhh how I love a good challenge.  This card today is for the Color Challenge over at My Pink Stamper   The challenge was to use the colors, Orange, Turquoise and Green.  And I am liking how it turned out.  I do think I need to find a friend with an awesome camera to take some great pictures for me!  But alas my little point and shoot will just have to do :)  I will be sending this off to my husbands cousin who just had a baby boy!  Enjoy!  Oh and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Baby Steps cartridge!!!  Super cute!

Monday, June 6, 2011

FCCB Challenge Me Monday

Ahhh I can't believe it's Monday again...seems like the weekend just flew by.  I hope you are all having a great Monday.  Today the challenge over at FCCB! is "#1 Dad!"  So the task has been set forth to make a card for Dad showing him that he's #1!  This was a tough challenge for me and I know NO idea why!  I knew I wanted to use this specific background paper and after doing about 10 different cuts this is the one I decided on.  I love it and hope you do too!

All of us at FCCB are looking forward to your projects!  Please join us :)

The Details
Cuts from From My Kitchen
Paper: the love gingham!  solids SU, silver unknown
Twine: picked up for a $1 no known brand??
Sentiment Stamp: Unity-Watermelon Gazpacho Soup

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Swimsuit Contest Entry!

My little bird today is chillin' by the pool!  He's got his inner tube on and his little flippers--he's ready for the waves.  I am entering him in a swimsuit contest...errr I mean a challenge.  Barb at BugBites is having the 2nd part of her grillin' and chillin' challenge and this is what I came up with!  I used all paper and goodies from American Crafts-- it was from a package I picked up at Marshalls a bit ago for just a few dollars.  The little bug is a sticker from my random stash of stickers and part of the challenge was to add a bug/critter we found while on the Bug Hop!  I just received this cartridge and I think I might be in love!!!

The Deets
Cricut cut: 3 Birds on Parade--LOVE this cartridge!
Face: Peachy Keen Stamp
Other stuff: ribbon, beach ball and paper American Crafts

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Boyfriend Ralph!

Ahhhhh I just had to ink up this little old man.  I've had him for quite some time and he was just crying to be inked.  He is from RubberNecker Stamp Company and I think he's hilarious!  He and my girlfriend Ethel should probably get together :)  He was just screaming to have some gray hair and an eyebrow...and well I took some extra liberties and decided that perhaps he had some extra back hair growing in. 

Ahhh flocking how I love you!  It's soooooo easy and just adds so much!  A little glossy accents was added to his eye glass frame--looks a little murky but in real life it looks like glass.   I hope you enjoy!

The Details
Stamps: RubberNecker
Paper: SU!
Ribbon: $ Tree
Other: Nesties and SU punch

Helloooooo Baby!

Now I'm sure all of you are saying "Hellooooo Baby" and have that crazy song stuck in your head and your dreaming about the "Big Bopper."  Or not.... :)  I decided to do another challenge and this was was to use the New Arrival cricut cartridge.  This challenege is over at More Than Favors

A friend had mentioned she needed a baby card so of course I decided I couldn't allow her to pick one up at the store so I made her one instead.  Hmmmm perhaps I will have to start charging her :) Hehe!  JK

I used the New Arrival cartridge to cut out the little onesie.  The pink paper is SU and the designer paper I used is from DCWV one of the many stacks that I have sitting in my craft space.  I used a white gel pen to do some highlighting and I think it turned out pretty cute.  The sentiment is also from SU!  I also used my fisker threading water punch and some random ribbon I had lying around to tie the card together.  I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I'm Soooooo Berry Happy!

I am soooo happy with how this card turned out-- I had been worried that I lost my touch with stamping...but I think I've still got it!  Well I've still got room to improve to of course but I think you get what I mean.  So my friend  Jen got me hooked on Unity Stamps-- I blame her for my last few stamp purchases!  Oh dear I know I showed you the super cute tree that I almost had to leg wrestle my friend Sarah for but I was dying to get my hands on this little strawberry.  So it appeared in the mail the other day along with some cutie friends but I had to ink this little one up!!  I am sooooo tickled with how it turned out.  I had been wanting to do something with embossing powder so I used the "Cracked Glass" technique--it's super easy and turned out really cute I think!  There's a great tutorial at Splitcoaststampers

Again I'm still raving over this little strawberry!  I used the sketch from a challenge I found at OWH Stars and Stamps--it's my goal to get some cards in the mail to help them reach 2 million cards!  Check them out if you don't know about their fabulous organization!  I also plan to use this card as an entry for the Unity challenge which was to incorporate food into the card!

The Deets
Paper: All SU
Ink: SU
Stamps: Unity
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Ribbon and Pearls from Achievers