Monday, August 29, 2011

A Splash of Color

Happy Monday...ahhhh it's that means it's time for another FCCB challenge!  I know you are as excited as I am for this challenge!  The challenge today is to showcase a splash of we are asking that you create a card or a project using the color yellow.  I had NO idea that I rarely if ever use yellow and this was most certainly a challenge for me. 

I used my Pack Your Bags cart to cut out the sun and then decided the sun needed a smiley face so I pulled out my Peachy Keen Stamps for a little face.  I used most Stampin' Up paper but the checked yellow and white is from Hobby Lobby.  The ribbon is from the $ Tree and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Sun Kissed stamp set.

I hope you decide to join us!  Please link up your project and don't forget to include atleast one cricut cut!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Ahhh how I wish this weekend was more relaxing.  I hoping that next weekend will be!  Things have been busy here and my crafting has fallen to the side and that makes me sad :(  I did see that they were having another challenge at Cricut 360 and the theme is "Relax."  Soooo of course I had to know me I love a good challenge. 

I used a new cartridge "Father's Day" a seasonal cartridge..more of a solutions cart if you ask me.  There are a few imagines and not a lot of details, however I really like how it turned out. 

The Deets
Paper: Recollections Kraft, DSP DCWV Guy Stack
Cricut: cut from Father's Day cartridge
Sentiment: Amuse
Twine: The Twinery
Punch: SU!
Ink: SU!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fridays With Flair

Whoa another Unity card for me...and no cricut cut...shocking right!  Well this is just a quick post with one of the cutest stamps from the Unity set "Little Me."  Check out all of the other great Fridays with Flair cards over at Unity

Not too many details but I hope you like it :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Loads of Love...

Love this new stamp!  My super creative, talented and generous friend Jen sent me this cutie!  It arrived in the mail today and I just couldn't resist inking it up.  I again used some watercolor paper and did some watercoloring with my aqua painter.  I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  And you will also twine was injured in making this card :)  I wish I was a super photographer...that way I could capture the sparkly pen I used on the iron--lots so fun in real life!

The Deets!
Stamp: {ippity} by Unity Loads of Love
Ink: SU!
Paper: SU! and American Crafts 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A two-cup day...

Yep today is a two-cup day that's question about it!  I haven't stamped an imagine in soooo long but this little guy was calling out to me to be inked up.  I am embarassed to admit I've had these two stamps for quite awhile...and ummmm *cough* this is the first they have seen ink.  YIKES! 

I do hope you enjoy it.  I love the little bunny slippers-- they were just screaming to have some flocking added to them so I did!  I did a little watercoloring and some paper piecing too.  And of course had to add some twine!

The deets!
Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: Recollections Kraft, Watercolor Paper and DSP DCWV (I think)
Twine: The Twinery
Flocking: MS from Mikes
Cricut: Elegant Edges
Punch: EK Success

Monday, August 22, 2011

Challenge #74: Birthday Bash

We're having a bash over at Fantabulous Cricut a birthday bash that is!  I can't believe it's Monday again...oh my goodness things have been crazy busy!  Sorry I've been lacking in my crafting--it's been driving me crazy!  But hopefully things will soon start to slow classes start at the University I work I am hoping everyone will be too busy studying to do just about anything else :)

I hope you decide to join us for our challenge today at FCCB!  We love having you join us!  I hope that today you can find some time to create a wonderful birthday project with your cricut!  Pull out that Cricut and make a birthday card-- I'm sure you need to add some to your stash!  I know I definitely need to get working on my stash!

The Deets!
Cricut Cut: Create a Critter Crab
Paper: American Crafts polkadot DSP, Solid SU!
Twine: The Twinery
Sentiment: MPS
Punch: Fiskars
Other: googly eyes (Love em!)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I'm Back!

Finally I am back to the crafting and blogging world!  Thank goodness.  I have been insanely busy at work and I am hoping now that things will slowly settle down I can craft a bit more.  I had to enter another challenge of course...and as you can see this just about sums up about what I would think about going back to school!  Ha!  I don't think I could go graduate work was more than enough for me.  But here's hoping that all of the kiddies out there who are heading back to school are looking forward to it way more than I would be :)

I used one of my favorite carts of late for this card-- Chore Chart.  Who would have thought me...someone who doesn't enjoy chores would love this cart so much.  I will be entering this card in a couple of challenges:  Cricut 360  and Creative Cutter Room 

The Deets:
Cricut:  Chore Chart
Paper: Creative Memories for all but the white with lines
Twine: The Twinery
Sentiment: Scrappy Moms

Monday, August 15, 2011

FCCB Challenge #73 Piece of Cake!

Happy Monday everyone.  Ahhh's time for another challenge over at FCCB and this week's challenge will be a "piece of cake!"  so I definitely think you should join us.  Use a cupcake or baked good on your project.  Don't forget we love to see what you can do with your Cricut so please make sure you include atleast 1 cricut cut!

I used my Sweet Treats cartridge for this card-- haven't used that cart in a loooooong time!  I used my MS punch and of course some twine!  And I had to use my Scrappy Moms stamps for the sentiment-- I mean seriously...I think I might be in love with SMS :)  Love em!  So super cute.  But you know me I am often having a love affair with soooooo many different stamps and twine and oh the list goes on and on and on....

The Deets!
Paper: solid SU! and DSP DCWV
Twine: the Twinery
Cricut: Sweet Treats
Punch: MS Loopy something or other
Other: red stickles and white gel pen

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Yee Haw!

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  I hope you enjoy the card I have created for today-- can you believe it no twine was cut for this card!  Shocking right?!?! :)  I am entering this into the challenge at Cricut 360 and the challenge this week is the "Old West."  The Old West...hmmmm this was super tough for me.  I actually had to go out and purchase a sheet of paper that had any sort of a western theme to it---I knew somewhere in my stash I had something but I didn't have time to "dig."

I am still loving this cartridge-- I don't even like birds...but there are so many hilarious birds on this cartridge I just can't get over it!  I hope you all have a great Sunday!  See you tomorrow.

The Deets!
Cricut Cut: 3 Birds on Parade
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Paper: Solid SU! and DSP...ummm I don't know...yes bad I know
Ribbon: $ Tree
Other: random cording, clear embossing powder SU chocolate chip ink

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bots of Fun!

Hope your Thursday has been bots of fun :)  haha!  My Thursday has been insanely busy and the next few days will likely continue to be as tiring and long.  Oy! 

I hope you enjoy my card for the day-- love the robot I cute out-- just using one layer-- and he still turned out pretty cute.  The eyes of course were needed and twine...ya just can't make a card without twine.  I love the paper I used...the flip side is actually robots--which triggered me to think I needed to make a robot.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms and love how it looks with this card :) 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Best Ship of All...

Happy Tuesday blogging friends!  Oh how I wish I could stamp on my lunch break everyday!  Ahhh maybe one day that dream will come true.  I had to play with the others over at Scrappy Moms! and today for the Terrific Tuesday challenge is to use the Pack Your Bags cartridge!  I love this cart!  So I was happy to pull it out to use for this challenge.  I of course had to add a cute sentiment to complete this card--it's from Scrappy Moms--love it!  Hope you do too. 

I used mostly random papers from my stash.  The solid paper is almost all SU but the bright yellowish orange color is from one of those random paper stacks from M's-- I was sharing with a friend that I just had to find some paper to match the bright yellow colored twine from The Twinery--looks like I might have been successful J--let me check my stash :)  And the cute blue DSP is from creative memories.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bug Me Anytime!

Good Morning friends!  It's Monday again....crazy I know...where oh where did the weekend go?  I can't believe how quickly it was here and then gone again.  But because it's Monday that means it's time for another Challenge with my friends over at FCCB.  The challenge we are having this week is to get buggy!!  We hope that you will join in the fun.  We ask that your project contains atleast one cut from your Cricut and for this challenge that it has a bug on it :)  So pull out all of your cartridges and find a bug and join us!!

For my card I again used my Campin' Critters cartridge--sooo many fun cuts!  I really am enjoying this cartridge.  I hope you like my card.  I can't believe I didn't include any twine... I did include a pun so that should make up for the lack of twine :)   Sorry about the weird photo and the crazy shadows--no idea what I did wrong.  Perhaps I had my camera settings off...sorry!!  Hope you like it anyway!

The Deets
Paper: All from my stash--so likely SU! and who knows what else
Cricut Cut: Campin' Critters
Googlie Eyes
Stamp: sentiment from My Pink Stamper
Other: MS grass punch and black glossy accents and pearls

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ahhhhh Refreshing....

We had a great relaxing time with some friends a bit ago and we enjoyed lounging at the lake home and tubing in the lake.  Ahhhhh but the sun was a bit rough on me....good thing I put on some sunscreen to avoid being as red as a lobster--though a couple parts of my body didn't appear to enjoy the sunscreen and I was a bit crispy!  This was the card we sent to them to say thank you...the little tag says "thanks so much."  They loved the card :)

I still can't believe I had to have the Campin' Critters cartridge...but I am so in love with it.  It has so many great cuts :)  Yikes...I don't camp but I shall camp vicariously through this cartridge :)  I have decided to enter this to the Cricut 360 challenge for the week-- I love me a good challenge!

The Deets:
Paper: DSP..not sure!  Mostly SU!
Kraft is from Recollections
Cut: Cricut Cartridge
Twine: The Twinery---LOVE IT
Stamp: SU!
Punch: tag punch from SU!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Last Reveal

Hello everyone!  Here is my late post to highlight the great stamps that Barb at BugBites.  I had the original post all ready to go...but I put the wrong day!  Opps!  I don't want to miss a Saturday...yikes what was I thinking?!

I am in love with this card... she is so stinkin' cute.  I definitely didn't think I would ever need this cartridge--but I apparently did.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Howdy Pilgrim!

Yay!!! It's Friday!  I am excited.  I'm soooo tired...but so glad it's Friday.  I have been having so much fun creating cards to highlight the great stamps that Barb has been showing this past week!  Remember just a couple more days to leave some comments...and you could be selected to receive a stamp set!!! 

Stop on over BugBites to check out the super fun sneak peaks that my friend Barb has created called "All Year Round." I don't think you will be disappointed in your visit--she has some really great sayings that can be used...yep you guessed it...all year round :) Please know that if you stop over each and everyday of the reveals--Aug 1-7 and leave a lovely comment she will be giving away a BugBites stamp set for each day on August 8!

I had fun creating this card-- I love the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge...they are so funny!  The random birds all just crack me up.  I can't wait to create a few more birds that I have in mind for some future posts :) 

The Deets!
Paper: All SU
Cricut Cut: 3 Birds on Parade
Punches: SU!
Sentiment: BugBites Stamps

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wicked Best Witches!

Hello Thursday...which means Friday is right around the corner.  I am hoping it's a quiet weekend that will lead into a busy few next weeks-- I think perhaps I shouldn't wish too hard for it to be quiet and that might backfire.  I hope you 've been enjoying my posts to help celebrate the release of my friend Barbs Bugbites Stamps!  Don't forget to stop by her blog--today is Day 4 in the sneak peaks of her stamps!  I just know you will need to have these stamps to add to your collection!

For my project today I have used the Wrap It Up cartridge for almost all of my card!  And the "Wicked Best Witches" sentiment is from BugBites!!!

The Deets
Paper: Solid SU, clue :(
Cut: Cricut Wrap It Up
Twine...hmmm can you guess :)  The Twinery!
Punches: Scallop Circle and Circle from SU!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Release Day #3

Good Morning my lovely blogging friends :)  I hope this finds you well and loving that it's Wednesday--which to me means it's almost Friday!  I am still having a blast playing with my BugBites411 stamps! Again I'm telling you...these are BugBites that are enjoyable :)

Stop on over BugBites  to check out the super fun sneak peaks that my friend Barb has created called "All Year Round."  I don't think you will be disappointed in your visit--she has some really great sayings that can be used...yep you guessed it...all year round :) Please know that if you stop over each and everyday of the reveals--Aug 1-7 and leave a lovely comment she will be giving away a BugBites stamp set for each day on August 8!

I hope you enjoy the card I created to highlight these adorable stamps!  This little guy cracks me up!  The idea for this card came to me at 3 AM one morning-- I had to get up out of bed to do a rough sketch!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Have A Fun-shine Day!

Oh my it most certainly was NOT a fun-shine day here in MN.  The weather was crazy today-- I had to do some walking outside for work this morning... by the time I was back to my office I looked like a drowned rat--not a pretty sight!

So who wants to talk about my lovely and talented friend Barb-BugBites 411 again today?!?! She has created some new stamps and today begins the first day of her launching the new set. It's called "All Year Round" and I don't think you will be disappointed with it at all--she has some really great sayings that can be used...yep you guessed it...all year round :) Please know that if you stop over each and everyday of the reveals--Aug 1-7 and leave a lovely comment she will be giving away a BugBites stamp set for each day on August 8!

Today I am highlighting another one of the stamps from the set: "Have a fun-shine day" from this great collection! I hope you enjoy :)

The Deets!
Paper: solid SU! yellow polka dots Paper Studio from HL
Cricut cuts: Pack Your Bags
Twine: The Twinery 

Monday, August 1, 2011

You Rock!

Good Morning Friends!  I hope you're doing well this fine Monday morning.  I am doing well--recovering from a great weekend--was sick on Friday and then on Saturday was feeling much, much, much better so went to spend some time with friends at the lake...oy the sun got me!    I did have a great time with our friends though--I wish we lived closet we always have such a good time with them.

So enough about me...let's talk about my lovely and talented friend Barb-BugBites 411who rocks!  She has created some new stamps and today begins the first day of her launching the new set.  It's called "All Year Round" and I don't think you will be disappointed with it at all--she has some really great sayings that can be used...yep you guessed it...all year round :)  Please know that if you stop over each and everyday of the reveals--Aug 1-7 and leave a lovely comment she will be giving away a BugBites stamp set for each day on August 8! 

Today I am highlighting one of the stamps: "You Rock!" from this great collection!  I hope you enjoy :)