Sunday, July 25, 2010

Creeping Along

Color Throwdown

Layout from The Pixie Cottage

Supplies Used:
Misc. Paper Pack from Big Lots
Flowers: Recollections and Paper Studio
Jewels: Jolee's
Sentiment: K & Co. and Computer
Ribbon: Mother's stash

Challenges Entered:
Color Throwdown: Marine Mist, Wild Wasabi,
& Not Quite Navy
Cooking It Up With Katie- Buttons, Bows, Blue

Everything is Better in Paris

Made for the Play Date Cafe Challenge
with no one in particular in mind

Supplies Used:
Misc. Patterned Paper and Card Stock
Embellishments and Jewels: Jolee's
Black Satin Ribbon



on your special day!

Will probably use as an anniversary card
Supplies Used:
Decorative Paper: K & Co. Paper pack
Embellishments: K & Co. (Words & Buttons)
Ribbon: Navy satin and velvet from Micheals
Flowers: Recollections and Marvy Punches

Challenge Entered:
Totally Gorjuss- Congratulations

How Sweet is That?

Anniversary Cake- Yum- Chocolate my favorite!

Inside- Thinking of you on this special Day

Supplies used here are vague.
Decorative paper is from a paper pack from Big Lots
even though DCWV has one similar.
Flower on front may be Paper Studio
Lace Punch- Martha Stewart
Jewels- Recollections
Label- Nestibilities

Challenges entered in:
Crafty Creations: Challenge # 77- Happy or Sweet

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This card qualifies for several challenges. Thank goodness, because
it was quite a challenge. I am on vacation and did not bring a thing
with me. Thought there would be no time, but discovered I have a bit
of down time so why not? So I went to Big Lots and Hobby Lobby
thinking I could get the basics cheap. Yeah I know, I'm dillusional!
After I had to pick my mother's jaw up off the floor in just getting
the bare necessities, I realized I was still lacking
quite a bit. It is like camping but much worse!!!
I felt like I was on one of those cooking shows where you get
3 very odd ingredients and you have to create a masterpiece.
(Not that this is a masterpiece!)
Where is my cricut, punches, score-board, flowers, buttons, good, paper cutter, cutter bug scissors, My friend's cuttlebug?!!!! The list goes on! What century are we in here? This was worse than when I first started. I am having withdrawls!
I am fully aware that a lot of this is crooked, esp. the circles and sentiment,
but I tried with the very puny set of tools I had. I got what I paid for with the paper cutter.
Not very good! Oh well inspite of roughing it, this is what I came up with.

Inside- You are in Our thoughts and Prayers
and: And warm thoughts during this difficult time
This card is for a dear friend battling cancer.

I must point out my crooked handy work!

Supplies Used:
Bazzil Cardstock
Misc. Decorative Paper
Embellishments: K&Co.
Flowers & Covered Buttons: Spare Parts
Ribbon: Robert Stanley
Jewels: Paper Studio

Challenges Entered:
Mojo Monday- Sketch
All Sorts Challenge- Summer days
Totally Gorjuss- Thinking of you
Color Throwdown- Kiwi Kiss, Black, Kraft & Baja Breeze

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cutie Patootie

How cute are they?

Made for a friend who was down with a cold

Get well Soon!
Sentiment opens to a personal message inside

Supplies Used:
Bazzil cardstock- Mirabelle by Paper Studio
K&Co. Que Sera Sera Designer Paper
Orange Organza Ribbon
Jewels- Recollections
Buttons & Buckle
Martha Stewart Punch- Deco Fan

Challenges Entered:

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Well this is going to be one of those boring stories. I had the girls party today. Went very well. We had a spa day plus made cards. (You can scroll down to other posts to see the purses and invitations made for the party.) I leave on a trip tomorrow and was pleased that with all of that I managed to squeeze in a card. I thought great at least I can post one card while I am gone, and maybe it will qualify for at least one challenge. In all my craziness, I forgot to take a picture and gave it to my friend. I know! What was I thinking?

Soooo now you have to hear my gross cat puke story! Not for weak stomachs! Nothing will wake you up faster than the sound of something puking under your bed. I quickly woke up hoping I could throw him out in time! NOPE! As I am trying to wake up to contemplate my next move, I hear the door slam. My husband high tailed it out of there and left for the day before I could even complain to him about it. So I thought I should go back to sleep and let it cool down a bit. I know, disgusting, but it is easier to wait a little bit. Oh no that was not going to happen. The cat now had an empty stomach and it needed to be filled NOW!! He sits by my pillow and taps me non stop on my face until I slap him. Then a minute later he starts again this time with his claws out. Does not scratch me, but he is letting me know. So I get out of bed to walk him to his full food dish. I know!

He got hurt a few weeks ago and he is milking it now. He already thought that he was king, but now, holy cow. Just like a man who is hurt. Big baby! Lets not pull at that thread! LOL

Anyway back to the other story. So I am still not thinking right, but I go to tackle the yucky stuff by my bed anyway. The smart thing to do would be to bring the roll of paper towels with you. Not me!! I like to make a hundred trips with the dirty nasty ones first and then get another clean one. I get it cleaned up, sanitize the floor, and I realize there is more under the bed. Now I have already made a gazillion trips to the kitchen, so I clean most of it up with the paper towels in my hand, and realize I have one little spot left! So my lazy brain is quickly searching for something, and low and behold my husbands sock! Would I dare! Absolutely! Besides what are his dirty socks doing on the floor anyway? And he did dessert me in my time of need!! Shhhhh I won't tell if you don't.

If you follow Dorcas Designs, this sort of goes with her embarrassing duck story. In the end she asked is it worth it? Then you see their cute little faces and know you wouldn't want it any other way!

Sorry I had to gross you out with this. Would have rather shared a card. Hopefully soon!
Meanwhile isn't he cute?!!

In the Garden

Challenge for Playdate Cafe using purples and lime

Joyfold Card- Front

Inside- Congratulations

I made this card for my Mother in-law who recently retired.

The picture does not show the detail of the card very clearly.
There are a few panels
that you don't even see.

Paper- Misc. from paper stash
Card stock- Bazzil
Flowers- Recollections
Jewel brads- Making Memories
Dimensional Embellishments- La Petites
Purple organza ribbon

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


This is a card I made for a friend who went above and beyond and got me 2 (not 1 But 2) Cricut cartridges. It was so thoughtful of her and her husband. He bought my husband a very cool tool that he had been wanting. So we both received fun toys. The gifts were because my husband was getting relocated for work and we were supposed to be moving. So they were moving gifts. Now the move is on hold, so they are an anniversary slash maybe moving present. At any rate we love them! If you read this blog Deb, Thank you! I have been wanting the Sweet Treats Cartridge for a while now, and she knew that. I don't know why I like crafting with cupcakes and ice cream because I can't eat either, but I do find them fun! I must be living vicariously through crafting! I use my cartridges most for scrapbooking. I use the letters a lot for journaling, and she knew that too! So she bought me Lyrical Letters. It is cool because there are at least 6 fonts out of one cartridge. More bang for your buck! Anyway, all that to tell you why I made the card!

The cupcake on the outside opens- A card within a card!
Inside the cupcake- Thank You!

Inside the card- u r 2 SWEET & thanks

Cupcake- Cricut cartridge, Sweet Treats
Sentiments- Cricut cartridge, Lyrical Letters
Bazzil Card stock and decorative paper by Marcella
as well as paper from my stash.
Punch around the page-Martha Stewart Layered Arches
Button- K&Co.
Pearls- Recollections
Flowers- Recollections and paper flowers using EK Success Punches

This card is entered in Fantabulous Cricut Challenge-
Yummy treat with optional shape card

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

With Gratitude

Another simple design, but fun to do. Lots of layers and let the embellishments do the work for you!

Supplies used:
Bazzil Card Stock
Decorative Paper: Marcella
Embellishments: Me & My Big Ideas, Soft Spoken
Button: K & Co.

Challenges Entered:
Hidden Treasures Challenge- Orange/ Turquoise
Paper Take Weekly- In the Garden (Flowers)

Entering My First Card Challenge

This is for the Crazy 4 Challenges, challenge for this week. It is Red Black and white. Which happens to my a favorite color scheme of mine right now. When I get into entering multiple challenges I may try my hand at a sketch or two. For now I chose simple, but love working with these colors.


I made this card for my brother and his wife for their anniversary. They have a cute Chocolate Lab, named Molly, so they should love this! T & E of course are their initials of their first names.
Supplies Used:
Red Bazzil Cardstock
Glittered Alphabet Cardstock by: DCWV
Misc. black satin ribbon and red/black floss
Love Embellishment: Making Memories
Jewels: Recollections

Entering in: Crazy 4 Challenges
Red/ Black/ White

Monday, July 12, 2010

Purse Party!

The invitations

Supplies used for invitations:
Paper: Brown card stock and patterned paper from an old DCWV paper pack
Flowers: Silk flowers from gerber daisies, & paper flowers from Recollections
Jewels: Recollections
Ribbon: From Micheals- Basic- Basic 5/8"
I used the Cricut Cartridge-Forever Young for the decorative paper, but cut out my own template for the card

Nail polish to go in the bigger purses. (2 Posts down)
Sparkling Cider and chocolates for the spa experience
Our spa items and things to go in their purses.
I have a confession to make. I could put a
Ghirardelli dark raspberry square in
each of their larger purses. They are already getting 2 chocolates
in their smaller purses. I went to put the squares in their purses
twice and got very greedy with my chocolate.
I am justifying my action with:
They are already getting chocolate.
Can they appreciate Ghirardelli? Maybe it will make them hyper.
I may be generous yet, but as it stands now,
my greedy side is winning. Poor Kids!

OK, this is the end of all this party stuff. Also the end of purses.... for now!

Purses, Purses and more Purses!

I am sure you are starting to figure out by now that I may have a thing for purses. Not so much in the real world, mine is not much and a bit of a mess, but in the craft world.... LOVE THEM!!
Since I am sort of new to cards, I have been trying to find my thing or style. Everyone seems to have their own style to their cards even though they are different cards or patterns. I don't have one yet, however at the moment purses are my thing!

This is some more of the party stuff with of course, a purse theme.
These little guys hold 2 chocolates perfectly for our spa day!

The one with sunglasses is my personal favorite!

Love the shoes in this one!

All 8 of them.

Supplies used: Cricut Cartridge- Forever Young
using the purse setting cutting at 3 1/2 "
Designer Paper: K&Co. Que Sera Sera
Jewels: Most of them from Recollections

Which Comes First the Chicken or the Egg?

Most people plan to have a party, then come up with the theme and how they want to decorate. Not me!
I have been eyeballing these purses from mel stampz (The Purse Collection by Brenda) for months now, but have not had a reason to make them.
Thought they would be perfect for a kids party. Soooooo I made the purses and started planning my party. They were very simple, but could be made with a lot more detail and technique. Since they are for kids, I did not want to put all my best in them, since they may end up int he trash. (The Horror!!!) I could not resist adding some bling anyway.
These purses will hold a emery board, nail polish, a head band, (for facials) and little toe seperators.
I will post the contents on another post. Cannot fit everything on one post. As you probably figured out, we will be doing a spa day. If the purses were not fun enough!

This is a cute strap with a metal buckle for the clutches.

Materials used:
Designer Paper: K&Co. Que- Sera Sera
Most of the ribbon came from Micheals: Basic Basic
The larger jewels and buckles are: Making Memories
Flowers: Recollections paper flowers & paper flowers made with 2
Marvy Flower Punches

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