Friday, May 31, 2013

Father's Day Challenge #30

Happy Friday Everyone!  It's time for Challenge #30 with my design team friends at CardzTV!  This week it's all about Father's Day so pull out those Father's Day stamps and get crafting!  I hope you enjoy my project-- it's a little treat box that will hold a little something... I just don't know what the little something will be yet!  I hope you like it!

This is a photo of the grill with the lid closed completely!
The cut is from SVG Cutting Files

And here is the grill partially opened with a couple steaks cooking!
The part with the steaks on also comes up for you to place treats inside!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Huge Thanks!

Hello my friends!  Hope you are all doing well and having a great Thursday!  I am a little sad as tomorrow I will be starting a new job... definitely NOT sad to be working...but a little sad to no longer have my days to craft til I cramp!  I do love having crafting time-- but I am looking forward to human interaction between 8 and 5 :) haha!

This card was created using a fun sketch I found on my friend Jo's Funday Friday Challenge Blog and I think it turned out pretty fun!  The elephant is from Miss Kate Cuttables and the great sentiment is from Jaded Blossom Fish On--some great stamps in that set!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Hurry, hurry, hurry!  There is still some time to create for the 24-hour challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.  The challenge is all about glitter-- or sparkle if you try to avoid the good ole glitter like I do :)  Glitter scares me... a because I don't use it for guidelines for a non-profit I make cards for but I also get it ALL over the place no matter how careful I am :) hehe!

I kinda love this adorable coffee shaped card!  My photo doesn't showcase the great sparkle that this lid has in real life-- so you will just need to use your imagination! hehe!  Happy Hump Day everyone!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I love a good BBQ!!

There's not much I love more than a good ole BBQ!  I can do without the rain and bugs but I do love hot dogs on the grill!  I have been unpacking and just haven't had a lot of time to craft so I took a quick break to whip up this card!  And I am super excited as I was able to enter it into a couple of challenges along the way!

Cuts are from the Silhouette Store
Sentiment from CardzTV

Challenges entered:

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Guest Designer!

The lovely and talented Lisa of, Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons has allowed for me to be a guest designer for fun is that?!?! Lisa has the CUTEST cut files, digital stamps and paper.  If you have not been to her site, you definitely need to get there soooooon!   You will not be sorry and her prices are fabulous! She also gives way a lot of Friday Freebies! Who doesn't like free stuff right? Hope you enjoy my card!

I am sooooo in love with this cut file!  It's called Rainy Day Critters and it's so fun to cut!  I did add some glossy accents to the boots, tongue and umbrella but it's a bit tough to see!  Aren't his eyes hilarious?!?!  I love how he's hoppin' on one leg---lookin' like he's dancin' a jig!  
The sentiment is from CardzTV Stamps Toadally Awesome--you know you need it :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

CardzTV You've Got Mail Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the CardzTV "You've Got Mail" Blog Hop! Today is Day 1!  Stop on over at  CardzTV to see the great cards and definitely stop back tomorrow for Day 2!    If you came to my website first and missed out at all the fun projects, please start at the beginning HERE on the CardzTV's website. If you hopped on over from Jo's Blog  then you are hopping along perfectly!!! You can get this cute stamp set at Cardz TV Stamps. Don't you just love it!

Hop on over to the awesomely talented  Michelle!!!

Hope you enjoy my card!  Super, duper easy-- I am working on a set of these to send of to a musically talented friend :)

Piano is a cut from the Silhouette Store!

Here's the full line up in case you get lost :)
6. Sarah - are here!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013


Hey friends!  Hope you are all doing well on this lovely Monday!  So ready for this week to be over.  I know's only Monday :) Work has been insane but only the dreaded paperwork remains--so life is starting to be on the up and up!

I am working on some upcoming projects and had to try creating a box card... kinda crazy but I enjoy how it turned out! Isn't the pickle a hoot!  Haha! Love it :)  Hope none of you are in a pickle today!  I am entering this in the Paper Playtime challenge and challenge was to use buttons or brads-- I used three brads!


Opened with belly band lying down.
Cut is from Samatha Walker simple box card

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mother and mother-in-law and my aunt who is like a second mom!  I thought this apron shaped card would be perfect!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Handle With Care!

Hello friends!  Hope you are all doing well... LOTS happening here in my world and the next few weeks are going to be CRAZY!  I am in the midst of a terribly busy time at work and I am also finishing up my time at this job and I will be starting a new one at the end of the month... so in the midst of work and packing my crafting has suffered greatly!  I hope to find some time this weekend to craft.  But here's a quick card I whipped up this week for a friend who is having some trouble with her feet-- ouchie!

Card cut from My Scrap Chick
Sentiment from CardzTV Stamps

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Few More Challenges!

Whoa!  So many challenges today that really threw me for a loop yet again!  Yowza Operation Write Home has out done themselves yet again with Day 2 of their Virtual Card Making Party!  It was awesome!

So here are a few of my cards for the various challenges!  So my first card is for two challenges-- the sketch is from OWH Sketch 171 and the colors are for the awesome challenge with my friends at Jaded Blossom-- the super sweet sentiment is also from Jaded Blossom-- super cute right!

My next card is for the challenge that was sponsored by Julie and we were  to use a photograph that we had taken to create an AnyHero card-- holy wow did I struggle with this!  I only had a few pictures printed here at this house so it definitely was a challenge but I think it turned out a-okay once I got going on it!

This card here is all about celebrating summer as that was the theme for the next challenge over at JoAnn's blog!  

My final card for the night was created to meet the challenge set forth by the lovely and talented Sandy and she had a bonus challenge which was all about googlie eyes... don't even let me get started on how long I dug around to find some googlie eyes---I almost had to make a run to the store but not much was open on a Sunday when I got around to this challenge :) I lucked out though and found a set of eyes!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

OWH Virtual Card Making Party.... still going strong!

Hello friends!  I am back tonight with a couple of more cards for the awesome Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party!  I was able to finish all 4 of the challenges for today... I think that's a personal record for me!  I can't wait to see what tomorrow has in store for me--I am sure the challenges are gonna rock my socks right on off!

So these two challenges were definitely challenges for me!  Paula's challenge was to use an OWH Sketch and create a kid's card!  So I did just that... but I of course used the sketch Paula had posted.... her cards were just so cute!  I had to use it.

The adorable bear is from Lisa at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
The paper is all from my stash 
Sentiment from CardzTV Stamps

For my next card I decided to join Nancy for her sketch challenge... holy moly I thought I struggled with Paula's challenge :) Yikes!  Nancy posted some great scrapbooking sketches so I used a piece of one and the look I was going for was the bear to look like he's busting out of the paper.... I hope you can see that a little bit!  Either way he's pretty cute :)

National Scrapbook Day!

Hello my crafty friends!  It's National Scrapbook Day!  yay but as you all know I'm not a scrapper just a card maker!  So I have joined my awesomely talented friends at Operation Write Home for their virtual card making party!  If you are looking for some awesome challenges and a GREAT place to send off some of your amazing cards-- I think you  should stop over and see what's happening at OWH!  With these four cards...yes you will notice a pattern I am trying to use up a while sheet of paper at a time so you will likely see lots of similar-ish cards as I post today and into tomorrow :)  Especially if I am trying to cut up my 12 x 12 papers that are likely going to rot before I use them all up!

The first challenge of the day is to create Missing You themed cards for the OWH: Our Daily Bread Designs May Challenge!  Here is my card

Map is a Silhouette Cut File as are the hearts!
The sentiment is from CardzTV Stamps

The third challenge of the day is to create Romantic Cards.... check out this great post by Sandy and you will know why these romance cards are oh so important!  Here are my cards

This cut is also from the Silhouette Store
The various labels and shadow are from there as well!
The awesome sentiment is from CardzTV Stamps

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Challenge 29: There's No Other Like My Mother

Hello my crafty friends!  It's time for another awesome challenge with my friends at CardzTV!  We are all about creating Mother's Day cards!  And we would love for you to join us for the challenge.  This challenge will end on May 17th!  If you are in and around MN-- can you believe this crazy weather-- yikes!  So not fun!  But anyway....on to my card :)  This flower is from the Silhouette Store... sorry after getting it all put together it almost feels too much like a poinsettia :(!