Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vroom Vroom

Ahhhhh summer is over for has picked up and things will be super busy for the next 3 weeks!  I am looking forward to it but I will miss having down time to craft!  But I'm sure I will have to sneak some time in there somewhere...I will need to or I might go crazy :)  And believe me no one will want Crazy Sarah. 

I was checking up on some of my bloggin' faves and I see there is a fun challenge at Cricut 360.  The challenge they have presented this week is transportation.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do so I pulled out my Gypsy and decided to use Chore Chart again-- love this chart! I'm still waiting to find a Walmart that have these carts for $15-- guess I'm not one of the lucky ones!  But anyway--I used this card along with some fun arrowed paper from American Crafts to whip this baby up.  And the twine...yep had to use some twine.  The Twinery has released 3 new colors and they go on sale tomorrow-- I will soooo be ordering :)

The deets:
Paper Solids SU! DSP American Crafts
Cricut Cart: Chore Chart
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Twine: The Twinery
Other: white and black jelly roll pen

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Let's Go Camping...

Oh dear my mailman is getting sooooo tired of me asking him since Monday--ummm do you have my Scrappy Moms Stamps with you today... I am crossing my arms, fingers, toes and legs in hopes that those babies are in the mail tomorrow :)  But I shall be patient...hmmm not really sure I am capable of that but we shall see. 

Last night my DH treated me to a new cartridge!  Campin' Critters---I think he thought I was kidding when I said..."I have to have this cartridge."  He looked and me like I was speaking a different he knows as well as most of you that I don't camp...don't really even do the outdoors!  But I had to have this cartridge :)

So I had to play along at Scrappy Moms Stamps Challenge this week.  The challenge was to use the Campin' Critters or the Nifty Fifties cartridge--and wowzers I do love both of these carts but I did pick my new one!  Love it!  I also added some twine of course.  Oh and I tried some Creative Memories cardstock-- I was very impressed with how well it cuts with the Cricut-- very nice cuts and smooth edges. 

The Deets!
Skunk cut from Campin' Critters
Twine: The Twinery
Paper the Black and Cactus green from Creative Memories
Glittery Black DCWV
White and other green in my stash
Googlie eyes 

Monday, July 25, 2011


Ahhh the joys of a pun!  Nothing says Sarah quite like a pun and I am sure glad there are tons of stamp creators out there that love the pun as well (well perhaps I could limit my collection of pun stamps...but what's the fun in that?)

I have created this card for the M.A.G Challenge and it was to use page 59 from the Create A Critter cartridge-- I am afraid my CAC was crying a bit as I had used it ALL the time just weeks ago and for some reason it has not been my go to cartridge--I've really been "trying" to use all of my cartridges and not just my faves!  I think I've been doing a fine job :) 

So I hope you enjoy my card.  The DSP I believe is from Reminisce--I need to be way better at remembering my paper-- I only say that because I'm the annoying person who always falls in love with paper on someone's blog and then asks where it's from, etc.  Hmmm sure glad no-one has been doing that asking of me--guess I better watch it :)

The Deets!
Solid Paper SU and DSP Reminisce (it's dual sided--same piece)
Cut: Create-A-Crittter
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Random Twine from my stash
Punches: SU tag punches

FCCB Challenge #70

Ugh it's Monday!  I must admit the only reason I look forward to Monday is because of the fantabulous challenges at Fantabulous Cricut!  This week it's melon time!  I hope you decide to join us.  Please create a project with melon or fruit on it.  This week will also be the first week where the new lovely ladies to the design team will be joining us!  I know I am super excited to see their work and of course the work of the other ladies returning :)  But please link up your melon/fruity project!!  We can't wait to see what you have created--please remember to add atleast one cricut cut!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Life Is Too Short To Match Socks!

Love this stamp from Unity it's real name is "Matching Socks"  stinkin' cute.  I feel like my crafting has turned into one big ole pun!  But ya know what I'm okay with it.  I had to have this set and I'm pretty sure it was meant to be as it was the last one at my local craft store-- I had meant to add it to my order a couple of weeks ago but I must not have put it in the cart.  But alas on to my card.  I will be linking it up with the other creative cards that can be seen at Unity!  Today is Friday and that's a good thing at Unity...not only is it the's also Friends With Flair--I've only joined once as I often forget to use my stamps --so I let my cricut rest and came up with this card!  Hope you enjoy!

The Deets!
Stamp: Unity Matching Socks
Solid Paper: SU Not Quite Navy
Twine: The Twinery--I dyed it a bit with my inks
DSP: My Mind's Eye

Thursday, July 21, 2011

You're A Lifesaver

Does a friend ever call you just when you need it?  Almost like you're thinking...hmmm I really need to talk and all of a sudden...ring ring!  I love when that happens.  I swear my bestie just knows when to call me!  Heck she's probably checked my blog and knew I'd been crafting like a mad woman so she knew something was up!  Ahhhhh nothing like a great friend to make your day :) 

I am still madly in love with Scrappy Moms Stamps! and this sentiment is again from their "Quirky Quotes" set--which is brand new and I highly recommend that you check it!  This set was just highlighted on the FCCB blog for SMS being an amazing sponsort!  I highly recommend you checking out their stamps...I know I'm off to place an order so I can get some more of their lovies in my hot little hands. 

  The Deets!
Paper: Solid is all SU!  not sure where the DSP it was in my stash!
Cut: Pack Your Bags Cricut Cartridge
Twine from the Twinery--ummm I'm almost out of this color hence why I used soooo little!
Stamp:  Scrappy Moms Stamps "Quirky Quotes"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ahhh Ketchup

I just knew I had to have the "Food For Thought" stamp set from K Andrew Designs as my husband is obsessed with ketchup...I swear we go through more bottles of ketchup in a month than my family ever went through in a year--and I like to think I enjoy ketchup...hmmm maybe I don't :)  Once this stamp set arrived I knew just the thing to make with it and it worked out because Kristal is hosting a Food For Thought Challenge over at her blog!  So I will be entering my card in her challenge!  I hope you enjoy it.  I would highly recommend the Cricut Lite Block Party cartridge--I can't believe how many great cuts are on it-- I know they are on sale at Walmarts from what I have "heard" in the blog world!  Well I am off to find some more ketchup stamps :)  Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Running around in circles....

Ahhhh I have the day off...what a great feeling.  I slept in... went to get a haircut and now I'm surfing my favorite blogs :)  What a great day!  I stopped over at Unity to check and see what the challenge for the month is and it's circles!  I had a good time making this card and used some new paper that I picked up that coordinates with the stamp set!  Love it.

The Deets!
Paper: Solid SU, DSP Jillibean Watermelon Gazpacho Soup
Stamps: Unity Watermelon Gazpacho Soup
Twine: unknown
Punches: SU

Monday, July 18, 2011


It's time for another challenge with the lovely ladies at Fantabulous Cricut!  This week we are screaming for ice cream!  We would love to see you make a project with a cool treat on it!  Just a reminder we'd love to see your creations--so link up those cool projects!!!

My ice cream is from the Nifty Fifties cartridge---just the thing for a warm icky day a nice milk shake.  I did cut off the straw from this cut as I just couldn't get it to look right.  I had the paper in my stash and that became the base for my color selection-- apparently I am obsessed with twine and polka dots. 

The Deets!
Cut: Cricut Nifty Fifties cart
Paper: Solid SU!  pattern unsure
Punches: EK Success and SU!
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Twine: The Twinery

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wishing You Many Mower!

Today at Fantabulous Cricut for the Spotlight Sunday FCCB is featuring a fabulous sponsor: Scrappy Moms Stamps!!!!

Wow...let me tell you...again...I think I might be in LOVE!  These stamps are fabulous.  I love the set I used for my card today-- "Quirky Quotes"  it has so many great sayings!  I had a hard time deciding which sentiment to select!  I did however select this one- this card will soon be in the hands of my Father-In-Law...pending he can rip himself away from his perfectly manicured lawn.  I was pretty sure when my parents met my husbands parents for the first time that my FIL was likely to have been out in the lawn with a scissors making sure he didn't miss anything! 

The Deets!
Cricut cuts: Chore Chart and Create-A-Critter
Paper: SU!
Punch: MS grass punch--love this punch!
Twine: unknown
Stamp:  Scrappy Moms Stamps!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I finally did it...

I ordered some arrived on Tuesday and tonight I was finally brave enough to cut it!  I fear I am going to run out as I only placed the order for the sample sizes-- I mean really do I need the large cones??? Hmmm probably not but it did take some bravery to make the actual cut.  I placed my order for the twine from The Twinery the shipping was quick and I really like how it feels.  I also picked up some from my my local craft store that is made by Jillibean Soup and that is the bright green I used for this card and the other colors are from The Twinery. 

Entered in the Birthday Sundaes Challenge which was to use the colors: orange, green and white!

The Deets
Paper: SU and random silve sheet
Punch: SU for label and spiral
Cut: Cricut Boys will Be Boys
Brads: from Mikes
Twine: Twinery and Jillibean

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Camping We Will Go... I hope you are here to join me for the Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week and not because you knew I was lying when I said "A camping we will go."  As most of you probably don't know... I don't camp... I don't really even do the outdoors--while I find being outside to be fine and I'd love to lounge by a pool with a cool drink in my hand... I don't do bugs.    My idea of camping is the poolside room at the Holiday Inn (or insert any other hotel!) 

But alas I decided to go camping with my friends at FCCB.  This week were are going camping.  I have been camping... even the dig a hole and pee in it kinda camping and I enjoyed it--but that was when I was young and foolish!  I hope you decide to join us--no matter what kind of camping you like...or don't like ;)  So please join us with your outdoor themed project!  And please remember to include atleast one cricut cut!!

The Deets!
Cricut Cut: Nate's ABC's
Paper: Solid SU!, DSP unsure
Love the funky ribbon--not sure where it's from!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

Ah so some friends invited us to a Twin's game and we had a blast...even though the Twin's were defeated by A LOT!  But we had a great time anyway!  Lots of laughs were had.  I do really love the new punch I used for this card--it's really quite fun.  I did also use the Boy Will Be Boys cartridge--which has a ton of fun chunky cuts--which I really like. Here's to hoping you all have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cheers To You!

I hope you're all having a lovely Saturday.  I had a great day!  I met a new friend from the blog world today and she was so much fun to chat with!  I am sure she and I will meet up for coffee again sometime soon!  I picked up some new craft goodies today-- I "needed" a little fix. I was finally able to get my hands on some of the Viva Decor Pens--but of course I didn't bust them open yet because I just wasn't sure how to make them work on this card.  This card is for my Brother-in-Laws birthday!  He better like it :)  Ha!  I am entering this in the challenge at Cooking With Cricut as they are having an "Anything Goes" challenge!  Have a great Saturday!

The Deets!
Beer cut from Everyday Pop Up Cards
Paper: Solid SU! DSP from my stash
SU! circle punches
Sentiment: SU! stamp
Other: twine, glittery puffy paint for foam

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ring Ring!

Hello!  Hi everyone.  I hope you're having a nice evening.  Things are quiet here and I am enjoying it greatly-- this weekend is going to be a busy one for me at work--so I'm savoring the peace and quiet.  I decided to peak in at My Creative Time and they are having a challenge.  The challenge is to use either the Wild Card or Just Because Cards cartridge and to add some embossing.  I cut my phone shaped card from the Wild Card cartridge and added some random babbles from my stash.  I am also entering this in the challenge over at More Than Favors and the challenge they have going on right now is to use the Wild Card cartridge!  Enjoy :)

The Deets
Cut from Cricut Wild Card
Paper: solid paper SU, DSP from DCWV
Other stuff from my stash
Stamp: unknown clear stamp

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

And the winner is....

Good Morning Everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend.  Thank you sooooo much to all of you who participate in the OWH Party this weekend!  I hope you had a blast and I hope you're sending cards off to them very soon :)  I know I will be.

I used good ole to select my winner and the winner is......


Julia please email me with your address so I can't send off your blog candy!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

FCCB Challenge #67--Pool Time!

Ahhhhh it's pool time over at FCCB and we are sooooo happy for you to be joining us!  This week we are celebrating some pool time!  We'd love for you to create right along with us and link up back at the FCCB site.  Please make a water themed project or card--remember to use atleast one cricut cut in your project!  I can't wait to see what you create.

Here's my card for today's challenge.  This little cutie is cut from the Pack Your Bags cartridge and the paper is almost all from America Crafts or just somewhere in my stash :)  And I LOVE her little face...seriously sooooo stinkin' cute!  Love me some Peachy Keen Stamps!  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

OWH Challenge! Let's have a Foodie or Fruity Fourth!!

Welcome to my blog!  I hope you are here to join in on the virtual card making party that is being hosted by Operation Write Home!  I hope you had a fabulous day crafting with us yesterday and I hope you are geared up for the fun we will be having today!  Keep reading...I will be offering blog candy :)

My challenge is for you to celebrate by have a Foodie or Fruity Fourth!  I challenge you to use your food themed or fruit themed stamps, diecuts, paper etc. to create an amazing card!  Please link your card and I will be sure to check it out!!  Here is the card I created to go with my's kinda corny so bear with me!  Did you remember...there will be blog candy...

The Deets!
Size: Standard A2
Corn: cut from Block Party Cricut Cartridge
Paper: Solid all SU! DSP from Paper Studio
Twine: no name :( 
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Punches:  SU oval, scallop oval and scallop border

I hope you decide to join in on my challenge.  I am offering some blog candy!  I will enter all of the enteries that I receive into a drawing--using to select a fabulous winner.  Ahhhhh I suppose you are wondering what the goodies will be huh... I guess I shall get to the blog candy!  The picture is just a sampling of the goodies that I will be sending to the selected winner!  I will have some clear stamp sets, a roll of Scor-Tape (love it!) some brads, some super cute buttons and a gift card to Michaels :)  I hope you join us!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thanks a Melon for Stopping By...

I hope you've made some time to stop over at OWH 4th of July Party!  I hope this card gets you pumped up and ready for my challenge that will be posted tomorrow, Sunday, July 3rd 1PM CST on the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog!!! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

You're The Cats Meow!

Ahhhh yet another punny card!  Love it.  Of course you can see I "had" to use my twine of these days I promise I am gonna break down and order some more colors.  So tell me friends--where do you order your twine from??  Only tell me if you love the quality and colors please :) 

I created this card for some friends that we stayed with in the Chicago area and we had a blast spending a few days with them and I miss them soooo much already!  I wish we were closer.  They have a crazy cat-dog...a cat-dog because he's a cat but I swear he acts more like a dog!  But he's gray therefore the model for this card!  The cat was cut from a lite cartridge called "Chore Chart"--love it!!  I will likely never use the chart but the other cuts are awesome!  I used my good ole flock on this card-- I tried a new brand of flock and I am quite impressed--but it was on clearance at M's and from Martha so I'm guessing it will no longer be available.  Hope you enjoy!
The Deets!
Cut:  Cricut Lite Chore Chart
Paper: SU! and some random scraps
Stamp: Sentiment from My Pink Stamper
Punches: SU!
Brads from Recollections