Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A whole week...

Yikes!  I can't believe it's been a whole week since I have posted!  That's way tooo long to have gone without crafting!  But I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I have started worked on some gift sets to give for the Holidays and these cards are the first in a series of randomness that I am working-- I am thinking 5 cards per set...so these will be the sympathy cards for each set.  What do you think?  Sorry the picture is crummy!  But you get the idea :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Back to Thanksgiving...

So yesterday I posted a Valentine's Day card and have a couple more for later posts...but today during lunch I whipped up these cute wrapped candy bars for my staff to let them know how thankful I am for them :)   These are super easy to make...used a full size kit-kat, a 6x6 piece of DSP and some scor-tape and a crimper!  I can't remember where the idea for this came from...only because it's so easy and I didn't book mark it when I found it years ago!  Enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Love every inch...

Oh dear...my Cricut is taking a bit of a vacation so I am working on stamping the old fashioned way :) hehe!  I received a new Itty Bitty from my friends at Unity!  It's pretty cute.  I had to stare at this set for quite some time before this card came to me :)

I picked up a new paper stack from Hobby Lobby on Friday with the intention of making Valentine's Day/Love themed cards for the fabulous Operation Write Home organization.  If you are looking for a great way to support the troops from your own craft room I highly recommend you stop by their blog.  OWH also does an amazing job with providing sketch challenges and other great ways to inspire your creativity! 

Check out OWH Stars and Stripes Sketch Challenge #96 and check out the beautiful work of others!

Stamps: Unity
Hearts: SU! punches
Twine: The Twinery
DSP: from Hobby Lobby

Friday, November 18, 2011

Another Thanksgiving card

I think this is my last Thanksgiving card for the season :)  I can't believe that next week is Thanksgiving...cripes-- I know, I know...I need to get over the fact that the time has flown by!  I just can't seem to get enough of thise paper stack.  I am linking this card up for the Unity Fridays with Flair.  I hope you take some time to check out all of the great cards that are out there!  Love Fridays :)

The Deets
Paper: solid SU! DSP-Recollections!  LOVE!
Stamps: Unity Fall Family Memories
Ink: SU!--I sooo need a new chocolate ink pad!
Twine: The Twinery

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Ummmm can someone please tell me where on earth the first couple of weeks in November went?!?!  I can't believe November is almost over and Thanksgiving is almost upon us :)  I have so much to be thankful for this year and every year!  I just wished I'd remember to be more thankful each and every day :)  But alas it is time for Thanksgiving cards to be sent!  I finished up a bunch of them and decided that I of course had to show you them!  I promise this is likely the last time this year you will see this same stamp---but seriously it's so stinkin' cute I just can bear to put it away just yet!  So maybe one more before Thanksgiving is actually upon us! 

Thank you for being great blog friends :) Cheesy yep... but oh well!

The Deets:
Paper: Recollections stack from M's...hello LOVE IT!
Stamp: DeNami Designs
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Cricut: Elegant Edges for the shapes
Image colored with Copics
Yellow stickles

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another Scrappy Mom's Sneak Peak!

I am still in love with the new release for this month at Scrappy Moms! 
If you've not seen it yet let me show you again :)

I simply had to make another card and here it is:

The Deets
Cut: Cricut Love You A Latte cart! (love, love, love!)
Paper: DSP: DCWV and Solid SU!
Sentiment: Scrappy Mom's Freshly Brewed

Monday, November 14, 2011

FCCB-- Harvest Blessings Crawl

Welcome to Sarah's Stamping and Stuff and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

It's Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings!   Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes Brown, Orange and Red – along with at least one Cricut cut.

If you've come from visiting Sabrina 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 checkout 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 "HarvestBlessings" project at FCCB!

My tag!  Created using paper from a Recollections stack-- love this stack!  Solid paper is from SU!
The cricut cut is from the Celebrate with Flourish cart--I did cut off a piece of it because it just didn't look right!  The sentiment is from DeNami Designs--love their little chickie stamps :)  And this tag is perfect to hang over a big bag of chocolate!!! 

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessings project!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colors Brown, Orange and Red as well!

Your next stop is Sherrie!  Go and 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!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

DeNami Anything But a Card Blog Hop!

Hello my blog friends! I hope you are here for the DeNami Anything But a Card Blog Hop!  I am soooo thrilled to be hopping along with 29 fabulous other designers.  If you are joining me along the hop from Andrea Matthews you are in the right place.  If you would like to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the action please stop over at the DeNami Blog :)

For this hop we were asked to showcase DeNami stamps in anything but a card!  What fun!  I had a lot of ideas running through my mind but I decided a little treat bag was in order!  I used the cutest little kraft bags that I picked up at Archivers--soooo super cute!  I then used a couple SU! punches and some twine from the Twinery.  Also used SU! markers and some yellow stickles.  And of course the cutest little DeNami Thanksgiving Chickies that I have seen in a super long time!  And a super cute DeNami Give Thanks stamp.  I hope you enjoy my little Thanksgiving Treat!

I hope you have enjoyed my little Thanksgiving treat!   I hope you continue on with our great hop!  Your next stop is  Nicki.  And if you get lost along the way please make sure you stop back at DeNami!  Make sure to leave lots of positive and fun comments along the hop!  DeNami will be giving away TWO $20.00 gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!!! you have until November 14, 2011, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Another sneak peak!

Hello blog friends!  Hope you're doing well.  It's time for another sneak peak of the amazing new Freshly Brewed stamp set from my friends at Scrappy Moms Stamps.

Did I mention that I LOVE this set?!?!? :)

This stamp set is sooooo great if you love coffee or even tea!  Yay for coffee!!! 
I of course was soooooooooooooooo excited that I was able to use my new Cricut "Love You A Latte" Lite cartridge! 

The Deets of my card:
Cut from Love You A Latte
Solid Paper SU! DSP some SU! and other DCWV
Sentiment: Scrappy Moms!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Scrappy Moms November Stamp Set Release!

Oh my goodness...it's Friday...and it's 11-11-11 and Veteran's Day (Thank you to all who serve and have served!) and I am soooooo terribly excited it is time for another amazing stampset release at Scrappy Moms Stamps!  If you are a fan of coffee or heck even tea-- this stamp set is one you simply must own!  I love it soooooo much!  I am thrilled to be highlighted as their Guest Designer for November and I hope you check out my blog in the upcoming days to see my creations with this great stamp set.


So now that you have had a moment to soak in the greatestness that is this set...I hope you can take some time to check out my project for today!  I have been waiting for well over a year to create this project.  Back before I had my blog and long before I fell in love with my Cricut I found a tutorial for this amazing wallet...okay so pick your chins up off the floor and wipe your drool and check out mine!  I used SU! paper along with the Autumn Splendor from Recollections (love this paper!) and of course my new Scrappy Mom Stamps.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's All Fun... hehe

Yay!  It's Thursday and that means it's time for an Ippity Chicks Challenge!  Pull out your Ippity stamps and join in the fun...and believe me it's so fun.  If you aren't familiar with Ippity... I recommend that you check them out too-- Ippity is a Unity company--sooooo fab!  Love their stamps.  This stampset was just released last Saturday and I had to ink it up...tooo darn funny!  I love the sentiments that came with this set.

The Deets!
Stamp: Ippity Pain and Pride
Paper: mostly DCWV stack and watercolor and Whisper White
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Inks: SU!
Image was watercolored. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I scream...you scream....

I scream...you scream... (think if I scream loud enough Melanie and Tammy will hear me screaming to be on their DT?)  Do you ever have one of those days.... I think I am having one of those weeks-- and to top it all off I think I am getting sick again...feels like a sinus infection...but you're not here to listen to me whine :) I decided I simply had to join in on the Terrific Tuesday Challenge at Scrappy Moms the challenge is to create a 3D project and add either twine or a button!  Well I decided to add both :)  I also hope you are getting geared up to see Scrappy Moms amazing guest designer for the month of November... she's really fab...oh wait..it's me :) hehe! Whoa...that's a whole lot of shameless plugs for myself!
So enough rambling and onto my project.  I used the Sweet Treats cartridge to cut this little box out and I kinda love how it turned out-- super easy to put together and I had orginally cut cones for both sides but decided to add a sentiment to one side by itself versus tying a tag on with twine...hope you like it :)

The Deets:
Box and cone cut from Sweet Treats cricut cartridge
Ink SU!
Houndstooth embossing folder
Sentiment: Scrappy Moms Stamps-Kid Incorporated
Button--who knows :)
Twine: The Twinery

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Whoa...a Christmas card...yikes

Okay, okay, okay I know it's way toooooo early for a Christmas card but I had to try a new technique. I was checking out some great blogs the other day and I stopped by Larelyn's blog and she shared a new technique that she tried by using something she found at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Yikes I just simply had to try this so I took a short drive...well about 90 miles...but hey it was for a crafting emergency!  I stopped at a Scrap Store and picked up some awesome glitter and some Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers.  I really, really, really, wanted some flowers but I think so did everyone else in MN :)  So I picked up a some snowmen heads!  hehe!  Thanks Larelyn for the great idea :)

The Deets
Sticker: Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: SU! and DCWV
Glitter: micro fine something or other cool highlight
Markers: Copic

Friday, November 4, 2011

Go easy...

Okay friends...be polite!  I just picked up a few Copic markers the other day and I tried them out on this image.  It was a little small to do any blending and such for this beginner so I tried it and think I have a looooooooooot of practice that I need to start doing :)

I am linking up this card with my friends over at Unity for Fridays with Flair...oh dear me.  Also  you might want to stop at their store to pick up some stamps...they are having some AWESOME sales!  Wow...that's about all I can say :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sew Easy...

Okay so I'm still not completely sure that I am in love with this new gadget but I had to have it... my bestie sent me a link with an amazing project on it made with the Sew Easy...well my little card looks nothing like that!  However, the Sew Easy is kinda fun to play with.  I picked up a couple of extra heads for this tool this that punch different designs--so I will have to take those for a spin one of these days.

I decided to link this card Tacky Tuesday Challenge on Facebook.  The challenge was to use a frog cut and to inclue the word "frog or toad."  So I did just that :)  LOVE this frog cut and the eyes crack me up!  Enjoy :)