Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Drink (2012-99)

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I am another post for you today.  I have a card that I am entering into a couple of challenges.  It's extremely hot here in Virginia and I wanted to make a cool refreshing card.

For my card, I used an image from Sassy Studio Designs.  Doesn't it make you want to sit by the pool with your favorite summer drink.  I decided to sponge around the image using So Saffron (Stampin' Up!) and Sunset (CTMH) ink.  I added some buttons and twine.  I used my Copics and Promarkers to color in the image.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design Girls Just Wanna Have Fun set. 

CAS-ual Fridays - 2 Circles
Freshly Made Sketches
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Summertime

Digi Haven Birthday Challenge (2012-98)

Welcome to the Digi Haven Challenge!  The theme this week Birthday!  For the challenge, use any FREE digital birthday image.  The image can be a forever freebie, limited time freebie or freebie of the month as long as it’s free for the duration of this challenge.  Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog.  This Challenge ends on Thursday, July 5th.

For my card, I used the Chelsea & Mario's Big Treat image from Broken Box Stock.  I used a sketch from the CTMH Originals Card Confidence Program.  I made a video and will be post once I get the chance to upload it. 

Also, this card is apart of my Stamper's Showcase using the CTV Good Friends Stamp Set. 

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to head over to Digi Haven to get inspiration from the other design team members and to play along with us!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge (2012-97)

Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to the Cricut Cardz Challenge!  The theme this week is to make a summer card!  Also, this card is another installment of showcasing the Good Friends CTV stamp set.  If don't have this stamp set, make sure you get your copy! 

For my card, I used the Enjoy the Season Cricut Imagine Cartridge.  The image was cut out at 3.5 inches.  Also, I printed off the pattern paper from Enjoy the Seasons. 

Sorry for the short posting today, but I am currently at work and wanted to get this up.  Don't forget to stop Cardz TV to see what the rest of the DT created and play along with us in the challenge.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hello, Friend! (2012-96)

Welcome to the PCW Challenge! This week we have a color challenge for you!  Below are the colors that must be used.

I am introducing something new on blog called "The Stamper's Showcase"!  I have come to learn that I have a lot of stamp sets, some are well loved and other haven't even been touched.

Today, I am working with the Christel Bear Holding Flowers image from Paper Crafting World and the Good Friend Stamp Set from Cardz TV Stamps!  I used my ProMarkers and Copics to color in my image. Can you guess where I used ProMarkers and where I used Copics?  Well, you have to check out the video to see!

Thank you for joining me today!  Don't forget to stop by Cooking with Cricut to see the other DT members projects and join us in the challenge!  See you tomorrow for the Cricut Cardz Challenge!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Keep It Up! (2012-95)

Hello crafters! Today I have a card I made using Some Odd Girl Digital stamps and MPS Never Give Up set.  I am entering my card in the Mojo Monday Challenge!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jen's Birthday Blog Hop!


Welcome to the and Designers June Blog Hop. Get ready for two days of great projects with each day showcasing different designers and projects. If you have come from Jessica then you are moving along. If you would like to start from the beginning, please head over to

This month our hop theme is all about Birthdays and one special one in mind. Our wonderful DT Coordinator Jen Hudson’s birthday just happened to fall on Saturday so we decided to make birthday inspired projects with a “Jen” theme in mind. Our go to gal is a die-hard Florida Gator Fan. So we decided to use elements on our projects that reflected Our GATOR FOR LIFE Gal’s FANCY;  Florida, The Florida Gators and anything that would make you think of the Sunshine State. Jen is the last on our blog line up so be sure to hop through and leave her some extra special love at the end!

For my card, I used the Croc Rules Cricut Lite cartridge.  I have really been in a summer theme mood lately!  I used the image with the Alligator on the island.  I used some pattern paper that I printed using the Hey Diddle Diddle imagine cartridge.  I chose this pattern because I wanted the water effect.  I stitched around the card using some CTMH waxy flax.  The sentiment is from Pink by Design Crikey stamp set.  Lastly, I wanted to create the sand effect so I added some liquid pearls and stickles around my little island.

 Happy Birthday Jen!  You're Jawsome!

Be sure to head over to CWC and leave a comment for a chance to win some great blog candy! Now on to your next stop Marji.

Friday, June 22, 2012

CTV Challenge - Anything Goes (2012-94)

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Happy Friday!  Today is the final challenge for the second term DT members.  For this challenge, we decided to do anything goes. 

For my card, I used the Sweet Talk stamp set.  I just love this set.  It's full of sweet sentiments that can be used for practically any card.   I used a past sketch from Card Patterns for the layout of the card.  The image is from Kenny K designs.  I just love their artwork!  I used my copic markers to color in the image.

Thanks for joining me today for the CTV challenge.  Don't forget to stop by and play along with us!

Digi Haven Summer Theme Challenge (2012-93)

Hello everyone!  Welcome  to the third challenge over at Digi Haven!  I am super excited that summer is here!  Not so crazy about the heat waves here in the DC area!  The past couple of days have been really, really, really hot!  Really!

The theme this week is to make a card with a summer theme.  Remember your image must be a free digi stamp.  If you need some help looking for free digi stamps visit the Digi Haven blog for a listing. 

For my card, I used a digi stamp from Broken Box Stock.  It's a cute Chelsea and Mario Sandcastle image.  I used my copic markers to color in the image.  I used some old K&Company paper that I got last year.  It made the perfect back drop for my image. 

The sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps "Fun in the Sun" set.  I love this set.  I have really been working with it a lot.  You pick up this set for your summer themed projects. 

Make sure you stop by the Digi Haven Challenge blog and see the amazing projects my fellow DT members came up with.  They really used some great free digi stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

You know you want me! (2012-92)

Here's my second post of the day!!  This has to be one of my favorite cards to date. The image is called Cabaret from Kenny K! I am loving Kenny K stamps!  The sentiment is from Pink By Design "Flirty Girl" stamp set.  I used my Copic markers to color in the image.  I just ordered some Promarkers.  I need a cheaper solution to copics because the price is going up too high!

I hope you enjoy today's post.  Make sure you tune in tomorrow for the Cardz TV Stamps challenge and the Digi Haven Challenge!

Lazy Days of Summer (2012-91)

Today, I have a card that I decided to enter into the Some Odd Girl challenge.  The theme is to color non-traditional hair.  For my card, I used a past sketch from CPS and some rub-ons.  I decided to color her hair in purple.  I am still learning how to color with my copics, but I love how it turned out.

The sentiment is from the Fun in the Sun Cardz TV stamp set.  Make sure you check out Mary's stamps, they are wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by.  Keep your eyes open, I will have another post today.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

So Glad (2012-90)

Hi Everyone!  Today, I have a card that was made using the My Digital Studio software.  CAS cards are my favorite cards to make and are great for beginners!  When I started card making, I use to get so intimidated by other crafters because their cards had so much detailed.  I have learned that clean and simple can be just as beautiful.

I used the Fashion District stamp set for my card.  This stamp set is only available through My Digital Studio.  I created a jpg file, which I imported into the Silhouette Studio and I cut a standard A2 size out.  Using my copic markers, I colored in the glass with the olive to make it stand out.  

Thank you for stopping by!  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Live with Passion (2012-89)

Today, I have a card that I am entering into following challenges:

Card Patterns - Sketch
CR84FN Color Challenge - Yellow, Gray, Neutral

  Here is the sketch I used,  

Here is my take:

Supplies used:
Card Stock and pattern paper - Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set - SU! Live with Passion
Ink - Staz-on white, memento

Monday, June 18, 2012

Rejoice in the Lord (2012-88)

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  I had a pretty decent time this weekend.  I have one final exam to take this week then I am on vacation for the next two weeks.

Welcome to the My Cricut Craft Room Imagination Monday!  For today's card, I used the Imagine More cartridge.  This card was designed in the cricut craft room.  The card base is approximately 4.5 by 6.8.  I cut the border out at 1.1 inches and the advice image is cut out at 2 inches. 

I used the Rejoice stamp set from Cardz TV for the sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping today!  Check back tomorrow to see my post using a sketch from Card Patterns!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Digi Haven Challenge (2012-87)

TGIF Everyone!  Don't you just love Fridays! I do especially since I know that I do not have to go to work for the next three days.

Welcome to the Digi Haven Challenge!  For our second challenge, use a free floral digi stamp on your card.   I found this cute flower  image over at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs .  I used my copic markers to color the image. 

I used a past sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for the layout of the card.  I used the So-So Sweet Paper Pack from Paper Studio.  To add in some more of the green, I used the Peapod twine for some added embellishment.   On the center of the flower, I added some liquid glass for some added dimension.

Thank you for stopping by today! Don't forget to join us in this week's challenge over at Digi Haven!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge (2012-86)

Welcome back everyone for another Cricut Cardz Challenge!  Sunday is Father's Day and we want to see your Father's Day cards using any cartridge or colors that you like.

For my card, I used the Just A Note Cartridge that I got when I first purchased by E2 machine.  I cut the image out using the Imagine and the Best Friends Cartridge.  I used a Cosmo Cricut paper pack for the card, but I don't remember the name of the pack.  For the sentiment, I used the Happy Days stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps.

I hope you enjoy todays post and stop by Cardz TV to see the other amazing cards the DT created.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

PCW Vacation Challenge (2012-85)

Hello crafters! This is the last week of school in VA and this means it's time to take those family summer vacations.  I am planning to take my daughter to the beach since she has been begging to go.

Today, over at Cooking with Cricut, the PCW DT Team created projects with a vacation theme. for my card, I used an old K&Company paper pack.  I used Cardz TV "Fun in the Sun" stamp set for the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy today's card.  Don't forget to join us over at Cooking with Cricut for this week's challenge.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dream Big (2012-84)

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I cannot believe that this is my third post of the day!  I have a quick card I made for the first Ink It Pink! Challenge.  The challenge is to use words as the backgound. I used the PBD Subway Art stamp set to create the background.  I used a gymnast SVG from Silhouette.  I created this card because I am starting my weight loss journey and I need some encouragement.  I am tired of having this weight and it needs to go, so I can get back to the me that I know.

Thank you for stopping by!

Digi Haven Challenge (2012-83)

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Welcome to the first challenge over at Digi Haven!  The purpose of this challenge blog is to create cards/projects using free digital stamps! I don't know about you, but I love free stamps! 

For the first challenge is to make a card using Forever Freebies.  I love Paris theme crafting items.  It's the one place I would love to visit.  I went to a free digi site, Free Vintage Digi Stamps, and found this cute vintage Eiffel Tower stamp.  Pamela has some awesome free digi stamps, so make sure you go check it out.

I used a sketch from Card Patterns.   

Challenge Entries:
Card Patterns - Sketch
CCEE Challenge - Vintage Feel

My Guy CTV Challenge (2012-82)

Hello crafters! I am so happy it's Friday!  Today, I have Cardz TV Stamps DT Challenge for you.  The theme is "My Guy"! Father's Day is around the corner and it's time to get those cards completed. 

I went through my Silhouette files to see what I wanted to use for my card.  It's been awhile since I used my SVGs.  I had a file for a shirt card and thought it would be perfect for the challenge.  I embossed the front of the card using square lattice embossing folder.  How many times have you seen coffee stains on a man's shirt?  I wanted to make some coffee stains. 

The sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps It's A Guy Thing stamp set.  It's a fun stamp set for the men in your life.

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to play along with us in the challenge.  You can play along at Cardz TV!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Digi Haven: Welcome to the New Digi Haven Design Team!!

Digi Haven: Welcome to the New Digi Haven Design Team!!A big welcome to Ashley, Candice, Dana, Fabiola, Gabriela, Karen, Krista, Sandy Tammy and myself, lol.  Each of these ladies has their own personal style, a warm heart, a positive attitude and are full of enthusiasm.  

We're all looking forward to the challenges starting on June 8th and would love for you to join in.  

The first challenge will be a "Forever Freebie Digi" Challenge.  Choose any free digital image you can find that is a forever freebie.  Images that are only free for a month or for the duration of a challenge are not considered forever freebies.  We have a page (Free Digi's tab above) with a nice plump list of sites that offer forever freebies.  Take a look, pick up a few and think about joining us on June 8th!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Letter of the Day (2012-81)

Welcome to the My Cricut Craft Room Letter of the Day!  Today, my card is using the image of a Whale.  I used the Cricut Imagine More Cards for my project.  It was simple and easy to make.  I cut the whale out twice so I can add some dimension . 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from the super talented Kathy Jo.  If not you will want to start at 
we don't want you to miss anything!

Be sure to visit Erica's Blog "My Cricut Craft Room" tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....

Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!  

You'll also want to head over to her webstore to see all the awesome deals she is offering!  Don't forget to tell her Miranda sent you!

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!
Now for the fun stuff.  For June's blog hop, I decided to use Mickey and Friends, Birthday Bash, Berries and Creme, and Nifty Fifties cricut cartridges!
For my first card, I used the Nifty Fifties cartridge and Berries and Creme.  I cut the TV out at 2.5 inches.  I added some liquid pearls to make the knobs.  The sentiment is from Pink by Design Almost Famous stamp set.
For my second card, I used Berries and Creme, Mickey and Friends and Birthday Bash.  I cut the card base from Birthday Bash at 5 inches.  The envelope is from Mickey and Friends and is cut out at 2.5 inches.  I used the Sweet-n-Sassy Vintage Postage stamp set for the sentiment.  I have also added some twine and liquid pearls for some extra embellishment.

Thank you for joining me today and next in the hop is Heather M.

Thinking of You! (2012-80)

Today, I have a card for you that I made for my Digi Haven DT submission.  I used a free steampunk digi from Crafty Moments.  I used the pre-colored image.  I used my punches to cut out the oval and scalloped oval.  The sentiment is from Pink by Design Vintage Greetings stamp set.  For some added embellishment, I added two brads.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the June 100 cricut cartridge blog hop!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Exciting News!


 Hello everyone! I have some good news! I have been selected to join the Digi Haven Design Team! Digi Haven is dedicated to created cards using FREE!!!!! digital stamps. There will be challenges using free digital stamps! I would love for to stop by and play along when we start next week! For now, you can check out the blog.

It's Stampagenza Time with CTMH!

Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!

Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.

Dates: Offer valid June 1 (9:00 am MDT) – June 30 (11:59 pm MDT)

 It doesn't stop there!

 The June Stamp of the Month, Life is Tweet, is also available only for the month of June beginning today!!!  This fabulous set also coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!  It retails for $17.95, and while you cannot apply this to the Stampaganza special, you CAN get this great set for only $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  As you stock up with our buy 2, get 1 free sale you will be getting a lot of merchandise with a $50.00 order - and you can top off the order with Life is Tweet for only $5.00!!!