Friday, December 13, 2013

Happy Friday!

Hello my crafty friends!  It's Friday-- yay for the weekend :) I have been trying to get back in the stamping/crafting groove and hope that my mojo continues to be on the upswing.  I still don't have Christmas cards perhaps I will send out Valentine's this year!  Don't judge!

So I pulled out some Unity stamps and was working on some OWH love themed cards...hence the thought that perhaps I will be sending out Valentine's this year.  So I will be linking this card up for the Unity Stamp Company Challenge.  The sketch is a take on the sketches they have offered for inspiration-- super cute huh! I am also trying like mad to embrace some white space... yikes... and to use some washi-- whoa!  I know right?!?!  Might as well link this baby up for the Unity Friends with Flair for this Friday and heck it's a love card and headed to OWH so it's gonna get linked up there as well!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gingerbread Treat Box

Hello my crafty friends!  Hope you're all doing well.  Why is it that when I have time to craft I simply can't come up with anything that looks right?!?!  I have tossed more projects in the last two weeks than I care to admit!  This one didn't turn out too bad so thought I would post it and even link it up to a few challenges.  Hoping for some Christmas mojo :)  When I first cut this I was hoping a little treat I need to send would fit in it but it didn't so this will now house some cookies!!!  Stay warm!

Cut from Silhouette Store
Sentiment and die cut from Jaded Blossom

Thursday, November 28, 2013

CardzTV Stamps Challenge: Christmas Treats!!!

Whoa!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was wonderful as always!  Ate a bit too much and was definitely reminded that I have oh so much to be thankful for--sometimes a little hard to remember but I must focus on all that I have versus what I don't.  Can you believe that it's almost time for Christmas--wow!  Time just seems to be flying by.  I had soooo much fun creating for this challenge at CardzTV Stamps.  This challenge is all about creating a treat for Christmas giving...oh wow did I have a blast with this challenge!  Hope you enjoy my project!

The far left is a two k-cup holder!
The center is a tic-tac holder (sooo in love with this)!
The right is a lip balm holder!

Here are some more pictures!
This is from the Silhouette Store Design ID #24620 (I added the strip of paper to cover the lip balm)
CardzTV Stamp set used is Christmas Joy 

This is from the Silhouette Store Design ID #51960 (I left off the band and flake and created my own tag!)
CardzTV Stamp sets used are Going in Circles and Brew Ha Ha (look super close at the tag for the coffee cup that was stamped!  Cute huh :))

I am so in love with this tac-tac holder!  Seriously adorable! Ugh love it!
This cut is also from the Silhouette Store Design ID #51957
Sentiment is from CardzTV Stamps Very Merry!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Unity Friends with Flair

Trying to work on some cards to help build up my stash of cards to send when someone needs a little note.  I don't ever enjoy sending sympathy cards so it's nice to create some ahead of time and have one handy to grab.  I love this set from Unity Stamp Company and it tends to be my go to set for sympathy cards!  Love the sentiment "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" it is from the Unity: With Sympathy set.  And I paired it up with another go to stamp set Unity: Moments in Bloom

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Operation Write Home Mid-Week Throwdown

Hello crafty friends!  Time for another OWH- Midweek Throwdown and this week is all about creating masculine birthday cards!  Here is what I created.  Oh how I wish I was feeling more crafting mojo-- way too much on my mind that's stressing me out!  Hoping soon things fall into place and prayers are answered-- I must remind myself that things could always be worse!  Enjoy!

Sorry for the craptastic picture :) 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Turkey Day!

Hello crafty friends!  Hope you're all having a great day.  I decided I better get crackin' on some Thanksgiving projects!  So I whipped up 25 of these cuties today!  Enjoy! The sentiment is perfect for this project and is from the lovely and talented Mary at CardzTV Stamps!

Sentiment from CardzTV Stamps
Treat box silhouette cut file

Challenges entered!

Friday, November 1, 2013

CardzTV Challenge!

Wow how on earth did it get to be November already!  Yowza!  I don't know where October went!  But alas November is here and there is so much to be thankful for so along with my friends at CardzTV Stamps we are all about creating cards or projects that revolve around the theme "Thankful."

I am in love with this shaped card--sooooo fun!  He just make me giggle!
The cut is from the Silhouette Store and the sentiment is from CardzTV Stamps!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop!

Hello my crafty friends!  It's time for the Creepy Cricut Creations Blog Hop!  If your here from Heather then you're in the right place.  If not, then you may want to start at the very beginning at the awesome and talented Crazy About Cricut 

We're celebrating our Cricut machines and Halloween in this amazing hop!  I decided to pull out my Happy Hauntings cartridge for this awesome project!  I've made these before but I simply love them and needed some quick treats that weren't candy for two friends that I was meeting for lunch!  I knew these would be perfect!  The witch as well as the tag were cut from Happy Hauntings. I used Cricut Craft Room to manipulate the shape for the tag into just the perfect size! 

Thanks for stopping to visit me!  You are now off to check out the great project that Tracy has for you!

And what's a blog hop without some candy!  Please be a Blog Follower and Comment on all the blogs for a chance to win.  The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

Prize: A 5 pack of Action Wobbles!

Prize: $5 Gift Certificate to Jaded Blossom

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Hello friends!  Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Just working on some crafty projects here today and thought I would shared with you!   I pulled out my envelope maker and created these fabulous treat boxes--- the idea was from DD Stamps and they were super easy and fun to put together-- a perfect size for these great peanut butter cups!  Yum!  Only a couple were consumed while creating :)  I am also working on some other cards as well as creating with some vinyl on a glass block-- all posts for another time depending on how my creations come out!  But enjoy these treat boxes!

The paper is from an OLD DCWV stack!
The sentiments are from CardzTV stamps!  I did a little stamp surgery for the boo!

I am linking up for the following challenges!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cardz TV Challenge!

Hello my crafty friends!  It's time for another challenge with the lovely and talented ladies over at CardzTV! Oh how I puffy heart these ladies!  Today it's all about Ghosts and Goblins!  Can you believe that it's Halloween time already...well okay not quite yet but in just a couple of weeks ghosts and goblins will be on the lose!  Yikes!  I hope my neighborhood is quiet and not creepy :) So I hope you enjoy my creation-- I think the little skeleton on the inside is hilarious!  I picked up these gummies at the Dollar Tree--super fun!  I hope to cut out a few more of these coffins and decorate them up for friends at work!

Sentiment is from CardzTV Stamps Trick or Treat
The coffin is #1794 from the Silhouette Store
Spider web is from a MS punch

Gummy Skeleton is from the Dollar Tree

Friday, October 11, 2013


Thank you all for your awesome comments from the Operation Write Home Blog Hop from World Card Making day!  I was so inspired I was able to pack up a box of cards to get in the mail to OWH!  Yay me :) I did also pick a winner and that lucky winner is Cherie C from Cheries Corner of the World!!!  Yay!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

OWH Blog Hop for WCMD and a little treat!

Hey everyone!  Welcome to the awesomeness that is a bloghop on World Cardmaking Day!  and I am celebrating it with my favorite friends at Operation Write Home!!!
New to OWH? You’ll want to visit our WELCOME page after hopping
but before getting started making cards…there’s lots of great info for you!

The hop starts here

The theme for the hop cards this weekend is THANK YOU CARDS!!! – and all are using card sketches! OWH has an amazing sketch collection!  My card was created using Sketch #187 love the sketch and LOVE that it was created by my now real life crafty friend Jen!  We had the chance to meet up and hang out for the day at Scrapfest-- she's amazing!   I will be creating a bunch more of these to send for Heros to send home as well as creating some for my friend J to send off to her husband B who is serving Army!  Sending hugs to her and her family!

And if you've made it this far in my post!  Please leave a comment telling me your favorite part of Operation Write Home!  I will pick a name from all of the comments Weds. Oct 9th and announce a winner on the 10th!  So leave a comment and you could win some BLOG CANDY!!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CardzTV Challenge!

It's time for another challenge with my awesome friends at CardzTV Stamps!  Miss Mary has some awesome new stamps out... and I got to thinking...hmmmm this week's challenge is to create a card, project or layout with Breast Cancer Awareness as the theme!  Awesome right-- I am hoping to create some BCA cards and send them off to someone who can perhaps use them at a hospital for notes for those needing a pick-up!  But anyway... I got to thinking... how can I use some of Mary's new stamps... so I got a bit creative and pulled out my scissors and did a little stamp surgery too :)

So here is the stamp set I decided to use...I bet you're thinking... 
Christmas and BCA...hmmmm what is this girl up to!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CardzTV Stamps Challenge!

Hello my crafty friends!  Can you believe it's almost fall...yowza.  Thanks for stopping by to check out the new challenge with my awesome design team at CardzTV Stamps.  This week's challenge is all about the colors of fall!   Create a card, layout or project using falls colors only: red, orange, gold, brown and maybe even a hint of purple!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fresh Brewed Designs Rubber Stamp Release!

Good Morning and welcome to our
We are so happy to be sharing this fun event with you. 
This will be our LAST BLOG HOP and STAMP RELEASE for 2014
If you are just arriving to the hop, you will want to go back to the start 
If you are getting here from Yolie's blog than you are in the right place!
I am so happy to  introduce to you the newest addition to the FBD rubber stamp family:

I know you are thinking "WOW, that is an awesome deal!"
 but wait ...  there's more!!!
Not only can you score this awesome bundle deal, but
everyone who purchases the new bundle will be sent a code to
purchase ANY other FBD Rubber Stamps for 50% off 
You can choose from any stamp that is in stock, cling mounted or unmounted! 

For my project, I chose to create using yarn girl-- love this sentiment!!!

You have until 3:00 PM EST, Sept 17th to HOP
AND to receive our special RUBBER STAMP BUNDLE deal!
Thank you so much for hopping with us!
I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my blog. 

Here is the full hop order :

Monday, September 9, 2013

You Make the Grade!

A super simple treat bag for you all to enjoy this evening.  I used the awesome Oval Treat Bag Topper from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons for this project-- super easy peasy.  I used some wild paper so I did leave off the strip that comes with the cut as it covered up a bit too much of the crazy paper!  I think a few of these will be in order for my co-workers-- perhaps with a Halloween or Fallish twist as I find more time to be creative!  I will be entering this in the PPPR Back to School Challenge!  Definitely think this would be FAB with an orange treat bag and black and lime green for the topper.... I better hit the craft store to get some bags!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sketch Challenge #189

Hello friends!  Hope all of you are having a great Sunday.  I can't believe football started already--so crazy!  Yikes that means winter is just right around the corner :)  I do love that Sundays mean a new sketch over at Operation Write Home and this sketch was awesome.  I was still in a Unity mood so picked out some papers and pulled out a super neglected stamp set!  I kinda really like how this turned out!  Enjoy!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Unity Friends With Flair Friday!

Ahhhh Unity Stamp Company how I love thee!  I was so inspired by the awesome blog hop between Unity Stamp Company and Operation Write Home I had to pull out my stamps and make a couple of cards!  It would be awesome if you needed to pick up some awesome Unity Stamps this week as they will be donating a portion of the sales to OWH-- how awesome!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Celebrate The Harvest!

Hello my crafty friends....can you believe it's September...oh my goodness.  I am still trying to figure out where July and August went.  Still haven't figured it out..oh well :)  It's time for another awesome challenge with my fantastic friends at CardzTV!  These ladies are pretty much amazing.  I can't wait for you to check out what they have all created... crazy talent I tell ya!  Please join us for our "Celebrate the Harvest"  it can be anything that celebrates the harvest... I must admit my allergies do not enjoy the harvest but I do love anything pumpkin so had to create this card using a great cut from the Silhouette Store! Enjoy :)

Cut from the Silhouette Store #14028
Sentiment from CardzTV Stamps!  
Twine from The Twinery

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A little OWH love!

Oh how I wish weekends were 5 days and the work week was 2!  Alas another weekend has come and gone and of course I had a great one!  Here's hoping this week continues to go as well... a migraine has had me down and out for most of the I guess tomorrow will be a great day :) Fingers crossed!

Had a little bit of time this weekend to create some card along with some other awesome crafters at Operation Write Home.  This weekend OWH had a fabulous blog Virtual Card Making Party.  I was able to sneak in a couple of the challenges.  Will definitely try to create some more!

My first card was for challenge #1 which was a sketch challenge found here

And this card was for challenge #2 found here and it was all about "OWH" so I used white....OLD paper and of course my sentiment is full of H's!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Sky's the Limit!

Hello Everyone!  I am so sad that today is Sunday...that means the mean is over...but that also does mean just 7 more sleeps until I get to see some of my best friends on Saturday!  So a little bit of positive!  Hehe!  So of course Sunday also means it's time for another awesome sketch at Operation Write Home!! And the awesome sketch is based of the amazingly talented Jen from The Sparkle Within she's sooo awesome and she's why I love OWH so much...she introduced me!  Love it!  Love her!

Sketch #187 Operation Write Home
Colored with Copics
Paper from my stash!
Image and sentiment from Raisin Boat

Friday, August 23, 2013

Black, white and a pop....

Nothing like a little black and white and a pop of YELLOW!! To make you feel like smiling!  I hope you are able to join my crafty friends and I over at CardzTV and today we have another new challenge starting!  I didn't even think about the color yellow much before we created this awesome challenge!  So pull out your black and white and a tish bit of yellow and join us for this awesome challenge!  Don't forget to link up over at CardzTV so you can be eligible for the drawing....which has an awesome prize!  CardzTV Stamps!!!! Woooooooooohooooooo!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Perfect Partners!

Today I am all about the perfect partners!  Like this stamp set... it's called Perfect Partners from Raisin Boat!  And I decided to use the awesome sketch from Operation Write Home and the color combo is from one of OWH's perfect partners Our Daily Bread Designs!

So I hope you enjoy my card!  I had a great time making it... who knew I could use a large image stamp and not color it and still be in love with it...shocking I know!!!

You Grow Girl!

Just having a little fun with my stamps I've rented from Raisin Boat so I just whipped up this little 3 x 3 cutie to pop along with a package I've got to get in the mail soon here!  I am kinda loving that I can play with a stamp set for a bit and then send it back for a new one-- awesomesauce!  Oh and did you happen to see this little cutie has a matching envelope....oh my stars.... the Envelope Punch Board is soooo fun-- wow...who knew making envelopes could be this awesome!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Courage! Proud!

Hello my crafty friends! I'm working on some new cards for Any Hero cards for Operation Write Home and decided to pull out some of my Raisin Boat stamps and found them to be perfect for what I was working on!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

CardzTV Challenge!!! Seeing Red

Hello my friends!  It's ALL about RED today with my awesome Design Team friends at CardzTV-- just when I think these ladies can't create anything cuter or more adorable they go ahead and BLOW me away with their awesomeness!  This week it's all about red so create a project, card or layout and make sure you use RED as the main color!  Can't wait to see what you all create :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Oh Nuts!

Okay so I am slightly in love with these great card bases I keep seeing in the Silhouette store.  I finally broke down and cut out a few cards using these great bases!  Kinda love how they turned out.  I am NOT at all ready for Fall to be here as that means winter is right on it's way but I did want to start getting some Fallish/Autumnie cards ready to send off to Operation Write Home and this week's midweek throw down was perfect for me to get started!!

Please excuse my big ole thumb in the photo but I wanted you to see the sentiment "Oh NUTS!" hilarious right!  It's from a brand new CardzTV Stamp Set "This 'n' That"--love it!! My new FAVE!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Oh So Bright!

Working on some cards for a couple of super fun challenges I found today!  Lisa over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons has an awesome freebie today-- so I definitely had to cut that cutie out!  And it was perfect to create a card for her Summer Fun Challenge!  And speaking of summer I decided to add a little bling to this card and it was then perfect to add to the fun over at my friend Jo's Scrap Shack where her challenge this week is all about bling!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

CardzTV! Back to School Challenge!

Hi everyone! We’re back from our Summer vacation with some new, fun challenges, and a new name! We’ve divided our large Cardz TV Design Team into 2 smaller teams, and we’re now Cardz TV Challenge Go-To Galz, and Cardz TV Linky Party Go-To Galz! We’ll be rotating every other week, so each week on Cardz TV, you’ll have a chance to enter our challenge, or link up to our linky party! We’re really excited about this new format, and hope you’ll play along! As always, we’ll use to pick a winner for each challenge or linky party, for Cardz TV Stamps and lots of other fun prizes! The Cardz TV Go-To Galz have been really creative in choosing their challenge, and linky party themes, SO…are you ready for some fun?

And here is this week's challenge!!!!

Challenge #32 “Back to School” 
Create a card, layout or craft for back to school. 
You have until noon EST, Thursday, August 8th, to post your name and a link to your creation!!! Many of you have asked, and no, you don't have to use Cardz TV Stamps to enter!  

I took some liberties with my back to school card as I don't have any kiddos who are going back to school and I think we think kids when we think back to school...well okay that's what I think !  So I decided to create a card for one of my new friends who is going back to the classroom-- she's super excited about that!  
And I am super excited for her.  

Good Luck Sentiment from 

Crayon Box is an A2 sized card cut file from Silhouette

Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown!

Hello friends!  Hope you're all having a wonderful evening.  Spent a little time creating some Any Hero Cards to send off to Operation Write Home.  I am a little behind with the Midweek Throwdown but things worked out perfectly as I just picked up a new stamp set that I planned to used specifically for some Any Hero Cards!  Friends--if you are in need of a great patriotic set might I point you in the direction of my new found love at Raisin Boat.  This set is great for Any Hero cards!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Honest....they said we could....

Oh my goodness...okay so this past weekend I spent way too much time and money shopping for craft goodies!  While I was at the Rubber Stamp Expo I came across the stamp company Raisin Boat they are actually a rental place for stamps...amazing right...okay so my friend and I love stamps and we love shopping together for stamps and let me tell you... Raisin Boat has some super cute stuff!!!!  I think I must be living under a rock to not know about this company?!?!  But anyway!

I pulled out the latest sketch from Operation Write Home and coupled it with this stamp from Boo Hoo from Raisin Boat!  And don't worry that glitter is all sealed in and has been rubbed and rubbed and rubbed and nothing has rubbed off!  So it's safe!  I can't wait to show you some of the other great cards I created with this set :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Get Well Soon!

A little get well soon card for a friend who needs a little pick me up!  The idea was inspired by this SUPER cute card ---seriously she's soooo talented!  Love it!  

The cut file is from Lisa at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons: Happy Pills perfect for a simple get well shaped card!  The sentiment is from Mary at CardzTV Stamps.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop and Stamp Release!!!

Good Morning and welcome to our
We are so happy to be sharing this fun event with you. 

If you are just arriving to the hop, you will want to go back to the start 
If you are getting here from Yolanda's  blog then you are good to go!
I am so happy to  introduce to you the newest addition to the FBD rubber stamp family:
Skinny Minnie Beach Set
Football Girl
Sprinkles Cupcake Cutie
Strawberry Cupcake Cutie
Sprinkles Sentiment Stamp

For my project, I chose to create using Football Girl and some awesome sentiments!!!

You have until 7:00 AM EST, July 16th to HOP and comment
for your chance to win some yummy summer blog candy goodies
AND to receive our special RUBBER STAMP BUNDLE deal!

Thank you so much for hopping with us!
I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my blog. 
It is time for us to say goodbye and for you to head over to my friend
Linda blog to check out what she has prepared for you. 

Here is the full hop order :

Sunday, July 14, 2013

You're A Great Catch!!!

Okay craft friends... I was wandering around the internet this weekend and decided that I was in need of some Stampin' Up items... so as I was searching...don't ask me what I was looking at because I can't remember.  I found this life changing video!!! 

You see I am ALL about SU! punches... I have a couple... and want a couple more ;)  So I thought hmmmm I wonder if I can find cut files for the punches....oh baby did I ever!  I am so in love with this and I plan to order the full version of the MDS as soon as I have a little extra cash lying around so I can!!!  Love this so much!

So for my project I cut the modern label from my Cameo and I was able to adjust the size by following the simple directions in the video!  Holy life changing batman!!!

Fish cut from Silhouette Store #9021
Paper from my stash.... solids likely to be from Creative Memories
Hemp Twine is from Michael's Little Yellow Bicycle
Punch is from SU! My Digital Studio and was altered and cut on my Silhouette!
Sentiment from Jaded Blossom