Friday, September 30, 2011

#46 Shake, Rattle and Roll

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday.  Today is going to be a challenge because I have an eye infection and my one good eye is starting to get an infection.  I wear contacts, which I am not allowed to wear and my glasses are broken.  It's going to be fun.

Today is challenge day over at Paper Cutz Challenge.  For this week's challenge:

"Shake, Rattle and Roll"  Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween with a hand stamped, digital stamped, or Cricut cut image of a skeleton, or a skull and crossbones, BUT make it cute, NOT SPOOKY! Use any colors you'd like. 

Here is what I was inspired to make.

Super cute, right?  I used the Rock Princess Cricut Cartridge for my image.  I used the new Cardz Tv Stamp set for my sentiment.  I added a button at the bottom and used Divine Twine to bring out the pattern paper.   

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

#45 Hootie Halloween and New Blogger Template

Happy Wednesday! Blogger uploaded some new templates and I decided to give it a try.  You have to click on the post's title to read the full post.  You have to let me know what you think because I am unable to see the gadgets I had on the previous template.  

Today is challenge day over at the CCC.  Remember we are now over at Cardz TV. This week's challenge is “Hootie Halloween!”  Make a card for Halloween using an owl from any cartridge(s), and using any colors you’d like.  I couldn't decided on what to do on this project.  At first, I was going to use the spooky owl from Happy Hauntings, but then I decided to use Hoot 'n' Holler cricut lite cartridge.  I used the Cardz Tv Spooky Sayings stamp set.  At the last minute, I decided to use some buttons I got from Hobby Lobby.

Friday, September 23, 2011

#44 MAG Challenge 45

For the Paper Cutz Challenge --> Click HERE!

I have another post for you today! This project is for the MAG challenge.  This week challenge is use page 105 of the Doodlecharms cricut cartridge.  Before I show my project, MAG is having a design team call. Time has flown by so fast and this the last challenge for the current Design Team #1.  Here are the requirements:

Submissions will be taken until Friday, September 30th@ 11:59pm (EST). All you have to do is:

1. Send an email with a link to your blog to

2. Send a list of your Cricut cartridges

3. Create a new project that's never been posted (cannot be posted until after Oct. 7)

4. Use Create-a-Critter pg. 25 only for your project

5. Post a new project biweekly from Oct. 7 to Dec. 16. Be creative!!

Now on to my project...

#43 Paper Cutz Challenge 100

Happy Friday! It's challenge day over at Paper Cutz Challenge. For this challenge: "Button Up for Fall" Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using lots of buttons and any colors you’d like. 

For my project, I decided to make a card using very few embellies, except for the buttons of course!  Don't forget to hop on over to Paper Cutz Challenge to see the other talented DT's projects and participate in this week's challenge.

Stampin' Up! More Mustard
Simply Autumn Recollections Pattern Paper
Buttons from SU! and the Paper Studio
Ribbon from stash

Sunday, September 18, 2011

DT Call over at MAG

Hey guys! I wanted to let you know that M.A.G is having a design team call for the next term. I can't believe that it has been 3 months already.  Time really passed me by.  Also, don't for to check out the current DT projects this week and participate in the challenge.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

#42 Simply Scoring Tool

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! I am visiting my mother for the weekend, so there will be no crafting.  I did go to Hobby Lobby and picked up some idea books and of course I have my Gypsy, so I can at lease plan a couple of projects.

If you don't know, I am an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and this month started the sales period for the Holiday Mini.  In this Mini Stampin' Up! introduced their new scoring tool.  I just ordered mine and it will be arriving on Wednesday and of course there will be a video.  If you are interested in the Simply Scoring Tool, you can visit my store, here!

Introducing Stampin' Up!'s original scoring tool--designed exclusively by and for Stampin' Up! With etched grooves every 1/8", and the ability to score card stock up to 12" x 12", the Simply Scored scoring tool helps you create perfectly measured score marks.  It's great for creating multiple projects or projects with a variety of score marks!
Features of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Comes with a high-quality stylus instead of a plastic bone folder.
    • Stylus is ergonomically shaped and features a comfort grip.
    • The high-quality metal tips on each end of the stylus--they come in two sizes--glide smoothly over your paper.
  • Features a unique set of place markers that let you mark your score lines when creating multiple projects with the same score lines.
    • Includes three place markers.
    • Additional place markers can be purchased for flawless scoring.
  • Includes a hidden storage compartment in the back of the base to hold your scoring tools.
  • Accommodates card stock up to 12" x 12".
  • Demonstrator preorder: August 1-31, 2011
Product Details
  • Item 122334; $29.95
  • Simply Scored includes
    • 1 scoring board
    • 1 stylus
    • 3 place markers
  • Dimensions of scoring board: 15-1/8" x 13-1/4" x  1"
  • Additional products available:
    • Simply Scored Stylus
      • Item  125624; $4.50
      • Dimensions: 5-7/16" (13,8 cm)
    • Simply Scored Place Markers (pack of 6)
      • Item 125625; $2.50
      • Dimensions: 1/4" x 1" (6,4 x 25,4 mm)

Friday, September 16, 2011

#41 Boo Layout and 10 Weeks of Halloween

Happy Friday! This is my first challenge for the Paper Cutz Challenge Blog!  This week's challenge is "Caution – Ghost Crossing!"Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using Cricut cut, hand stamped, or digital stamped ghosts and the colors white, black, purple and orange ONLY!

For my project I decided to do a layout using the Enjoy the Season Imagine Cartridge and Happy Hauntings.  I even got a chance to use the Martha Stewart Dipping goo punch.  For people who follow my blog, this is the second 10 weeks of halloween project for this week.

Make sure you stop by Paper Cutz Challenge to see the other designers projects and to participate in this week's challenge.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#40 CCC 91 and 10 Weeks of Halloween

Happy Wednesday everyone!  First, I want to inform everyone that the Cricut Cardz Challenge blog has moved to Cardztv.  Also, I missed posting for my 10 Weeks of Halloween last week, so there will be two post this week.

This week's CCC challenge i“Things That Go Bump In The Night!” Make a card for Halloween with the spookiest, scariest image you can find on any cartridge(s), and using any colors you’d like.

Here is my take on this week's challenge.  I had so much fun creating this card.  This is one of the first cards I made thinking outside of the box.  I am growing everyday in my creativity.


Recollection Cardstock
Martha Stewart Classic Halloween Designer Paper
PBD - A Haunting We Will Go stamp set
Ink from SU!
Happy Haunting Cricut Cartridge

I am also entering this card into the Paper Playtime Challenge (Easel Card).

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Winner of the Teddy Bear Blog Hop

The Winner of the blog candy picked by is 

Eva said...

cute layout, love the sentiment. I am a new follower.
Eva :0)

Congratulations! I will be contacting you!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

#39 Sew Happy We're Friends

Well, it's Monday.  Usually Mondays are a drag for me, but today I actually have a strut in my step.  I didn't get much crafting done this weekend because my daughter had strep throat and tons of homework to complete.  I did manage to produce this card.  I have been wanting to work with the Pink by Design Sew Lovely stamp set and pattern paper I got from Hobby Lobby. 

Bazzill Cardstock
PBD Stamps: Sew Lovely and Material Girl
Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
Holiday Red CTMH Ink
Buttoms from SU!

Friday, September 9, 2011

#38 M.A.G. Challenge 43

Teddy Bear Blog Hop --Click HERE!

#37 Teddy Bear Blog Hop

Welcome to the Teddy Bear Blog Hop!  Today is National Teddy Bear Day!  First I would like to thank Jen for hosting this Blog Hop and allowing me the opportunity to participate. If you arrive here from Michelle's blog, then you are in the right spot.  If you will like to start from the beginning at Jen's Craft Corners -- click here!

Now on to the project.  I decided to make a scrapbook layout for my daughter.  She loves teddy bears and I usually buy her some during Christmas.  I used A Child's Year cricut cartridge for the bear (cut out at 4 inches) and the word "Beary" (cut out at 2 inches).  I used sticker letters for the word "special".  Using my Imagine, I cut  a decorative label and used my Pink By Design Recipe Back stamp to make a journaling tag.   The sentiment came from The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word book.

How about some blog candy?  I am giving away some Perfect Pearls Mist from Ranger.  All you have to do Follow my page and leave a comment.  If you already follow my page, let me know in your comment.  For an additional entry, you can like my Facebook page --here--and leave a comment saying you do so.  You will have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to enter for the giveaway.  The winner will be selected on Tuesday.  Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you!

Next in the blog hop is Elaine. Below are the links to all the other participants.

Blog Hop List

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Teddy Bear Blog Hop Tomorrow

Good Morning!  I wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow is the Teddy Bear Blog Hop, hosted by Jen's Craft Corner.  There will be some blog candy given out by me so make sure you stop by. 

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day because I will have two post going up: the blog hop and my design team project for M.A.G.  Don't worry! I will have a direct link for on top of the second post of the day to the Blog Hop. 

See you tomorrow!

Monday, September 5, 2011

#36 Birthday Wishes

Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the day off.  Today, I have a card that I made for the Birthday Sundaes challenge.  This technique came from Stamping School.  I think the lady' name is Linda; however, when I saw the card, I had to make it.  The only difference is that I added a birthday sentiment on the front of the card and rounded the edges.  I hope you enjoy.

SU! Love and Care (retired)
SU! Bring on the Cake
SU! Vanilla Satin Ribbon
SU! markers (Old Olive, Prefect Plum, So Saffron)
SU! Cardstock (Pool Party, Whisper White)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

#35 Michaels Haul

Here is a video of some yummy supplies I got from Michaels.

Teddy Bear Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone! I just wanted to let you know that Jen from Jen's Craft Corner is hosting a Teddy Bear Blog Hop on September 9th.  If you didn't know, September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day.  Here is some information on how it came about.

National Teddy Bear Day
(Taken from:
Teddy bears are, of course, named after US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The name came about after a 1902 hunting expedition. The hunt had found no game, so at the end of the day someone brought out a baby bear and suggested that Roosevelt might like to shoot it instead. Roosevelt understandably felt that this was not exactly sporting and refused. The incident was illustrated in a newspaper cartoon entitled "Drawing the Line" - which also referred to the political situation at the time. An enterprising New York toymaker saw an opportunity and brought out a cute stuffed bear named "Teddy's Bear". The rest, as the say, is history.

Friday, September 2, 2011

#34 Forest Christmas

Happy Friday!  Yesterday was the start of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini.  I wanted to do some sneak peeks last month, but I just got my shipment last Friday.  I made this card using the new Christmas Lodge stamp set and Forest Lodge designer series paper.  Stampin' Up! has new quilted satin ribbon in the Holiday Mini.  Hope you feel inspired to start on those Christmas Cards!

SU! Cardstock - Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Forest Lodge Designer Series Paper
Christmas Lodge Stamp Set
Garden Green Ink
Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon

Thursday, September 1, 2011

#33 Pink By Design Guest Designer

Happy Thursday! Welcome to Stampin' Pearls!

I am super excited today because I am the featured guest designer on Pink Cricut today!  The card I created was using the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge and the Shopaholics PBD stamp set.  There is a video below on how I put the card together.