So glad you chose to stop by!

I hope to use this blog to share some of my handmade cards as well as some of my scrapbook pages and maybe a few pics here and there that may or may not make it to a scrapbook page.

Scrapping for me is simply a fun hobby that I don't do often enough. More often than not, I'm a collector of all things scrap... i.e. tools, paper, embellishments...

Now to become motivated... Maybe this blog is just the way to do it...

Enjoy and come back SOON!


Christmas Tags... CCC #98

It's Christmas tag time @ Cardz TV / CCC. The challenge this week is to make a couple of Christmas tags any cartridge any color... Easy Peasy...

For my tag, I used the Every Day Pop Up for the gift cut and I used Simply Charmed for the Christmas stocking.

I purchased ivory colored tags and gave 'em a little more color using Tim Holtz distress inks.

I used the Cardz TV Stamps for the sentiments on both tags. Love those stamps... Such high quality.

Stop on by the Cardz TV / CCC challenge and show us your tags.


Oh Night Divine... CCC # 97

I'm back with another Crcut Cardz Challenge. The design team was asked to create a card using a Christmas song as the theme.

The tag on my card reads "Oh Night Divine" which is a line that I took from the song "Oh Holy Night". I love that song!

I used the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartrdge for all of the cuts...

I was also able to add lots of bling thanks to a care package that I received from Janice (Scrappin to Stay Sane)... Thanks Janice... You know I LOVE Bling!!!!

Now it's your turn stop on by the Cardz TV / Cricut Cardz blog and play along...



Christmas w/ an "S" - CCC #96

It's time for another Cardz TV / CCC challenge. The challenge is simple. Make a Christmas card using something that begins with the letter "S". You can use any cartridges and any colors.

I'm notorious for giving gift cards as Christmas Gifts so I decided to make some gift card holders. The paper for the gift card holders were printed with the Cricut Imagine using the Mr. Frosty cartridge and Santa's Sleigh uses the oldie but goodie Christmas Cheer cartridge.

I used the gift card holder die cut from "My Creative Time" to cut the gift card.

Well, I've got more of these to make. In the meantime stop by the CardzTV / CCC blog to see what the other DT members have made. And while you're at it, why don't you play along!



O Give Thanks - CCC #95

Just dropping in for a quickie post of an even quicker card. This week the design team @ Cricut Cards / Cardz TV were asked to create a Thanksgiving card using any cartridge and any colors. Love those "anything goes weeks". They are perfect when there are not enough hours in a day!

I used the acorn cut from the Create A Critter cartridge to create this shaped card. Shaped cards come together so quickly!

Be sure to drop by Cricut Cardz / Cardz TV to show us your take on this challenge. We'll be stopping by your blog to see your projects.



Think Pink...CCC #93

Wow, talk about blog neglect. It's been quite a while since I posted. Sometimes life happens and either you become a master juggler or some things have to take a lesser priority... For me, the blog and crafting took a temporary backseat to higher priorities...

I'm so glad to be able to participate again with the Cricut Cardz Design team. What a wonderful challenge they are having right now. The challenge is to make a Breast Cancer Awareness themed card. You can use any cartridge. The only stipulation is to make sure pink is the primary color.

Come on and join us in this challenge. And once you're done, give your card to someone who has in some way had to deal with breast cancer.

Here's my card. I used Elegant Edges (card base), Stand and Salute (paper ribbon), and Better Together (patterned paper for ribbon).



Jungle - Kids Bday... CCC #89

A new challenge has been posted on the Cricut Cardz Challenge site. This week the challenge is to create a child's birtday card using something you'd see in the jungle. You may use any cartridge and any colors that you like.

I kept it pretty simple this week. I used the lion from the Cricut Life's a Party Cartridge, the grass is from Plantin Schoolbook and the balloon came from George. I think the lion cut is so cute.

Don't forget to stop by the CCC site and see the other inspirations. Feel free to join in, we'd love to see your take on this challenge.



Goody Gumballs....The Cutting Cafe

It's time for another week of Inspiration at The Cutting Cafe. This week we were asked to do a project related to one of the gumball sets. It's probably no surprise that I chose the GUMBALL SHAPED CARD. I think this is such a fun cutting file. As an added bonus, the matching envelope template/file comes with the shaped card file!!!! That's certainly a plus for me because I love to to make envelopes to match my cards. I manipulated the file just a little to make the envelope have a window. I wanted the colors of the gumball machine to show. That's the good part about The Cutting Cafe files. Because Regina has done the hard work, you can add minor changes (like a window) easily. Or you can leave it as is... You're in control!

Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe Blog and check out all of the other gumball creations! I'm sure you'll be inspired.



Silhouettes... Design Team Call... Cutting Cafe

Here's a quick and simple Thinking of You card that I made using a set from The Cutting Cafe called "Fun With Silhouettes". This set comes with 66 images so there's lots to choose from. I chose this vase and leaves and added some bling for flowers. Printable stamps make card making easy breezy!

If you think you'd like to work with Regina's amazing designs, then I encourage you to try out for her design team. There's a design team call until August 15th, 2011. Trying out is easy. Just email Regina with the reason you'd like to be on the team and send a link to your blog or gallery!!!! Read the DESIGN TEAM CALL POST for details.



Heartfelt Thanks... CCC #87

It's all about hearts this week @ The Cricut Cardz site. This week the challenge was to create a Thank You card using hearts! The only stipulation is there can be no pink and no red. Come on and join us. We can't wait to see what your projects.

For my card, I used the following cartridges:

Card Base and Looped Layer - Elegant Edges
Heart - Plantin SchoolBook

Your turn!



Teacher's Gift... The Cutting Cafe

It's almost that time of year again. Before you know it the school bell will be ringing and the excitement for both teachers and students will be underway!

With that in mind, I made a set of memo cards (one shown others in matching envelope) and a pencil box using digital files from The Cutting Cafe. I used the Pencil Box Cutting Template for the box that has been filled with ink pens. I also used the From The Teacher Printable Stamp for the memo cards.

This set is good to go. Now to decide who gets it! I know lots of teachers...

BTW..., the patterned paper used in this set was printed via my Cricut Imagine. The papers are from the Teresa Collins Black and White cartridge. I love this cartridge!



Holiday (Anything Goes)... CCC #85

For this week's Cricut Cardz Challenge, the design team was asked to make a holiday card (for any holiday) using any cartridge and any colors. Don't you just love this Anything Goes theme?

My card was made using Elegant Edges (card base)and Winter Frolic (Christmas tree and sentiment)cartridges. All patterned papers as well as the "Oh Christmas Tree" sentiment were printed with the Cricut Imagine (Yummy Cartridge). I added a few stickles to the tree to jazz it up a bit.

Now it's your turn. Remember... anything goes!



OVERALLS Card...The Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe has some of the cutest shaped templates! That's pretty exciting for me. This project was done with the OVERALLS SHAPED CARD TEMPLATE CUTTING FILE. The file comes in PDF, SVG, and WPC formats. I used my Pazzles to whip this card out in no time flat.

The file comes with lots of extras (for both boys and girls) so you can accessorize your project depending on your mood. Add plenty or a little. It's all up to you!

If you'd like to try some of the shaped card templates, you can find them HERE. There's so much to choose from!



Grandparent Bday...CCC #83

This birthday challenge @ CCC has put me ahead of schedule on birthday cards!! It's a good feeling to already have my grandmother's card done. No last minute on this one. I went ahead and made two. Both grandmother's are done!!!

Now it's your turn. The challenge this week is to make a birthday card for a grandparent. You can use any cartridge and any colors. Simple enough, right?

I used Elegant Edges for the circles layer as well as the tag for the sentiment. The flowers were cut from Accent Essentials and distressed with Glimmer Mist. All pattern papers were printed with the Cricut Imagine Vintage Papers and Black and White Cartridges.



SUMMER... The Cutting Cafe...

It's monthly inspiration time over @ The Cutting Cafe. This month's inspiration is all about Summer. There are so many wonderful summer sets at the Cutting Cafe that I had trouble deciding what to do.

In the end, I decided to do something that I've never done before. That's a word book. I used the Summer Word Book Template and Cutting File. I tell you, this was so much easier than I thought it would be. The hardest part was picking paper. I decided to print my own papers from the Elise Cricut Imagine Cartridge. The actual cutting and putting the book together was super easy. Regina has a VIDEO that guides you through this simple process.

BTW, The "Momma said..." sentiment / cutting file also comes from The Cutting Cafe. You can find it HERE.

I like the way the book turned out. Now I have to add photos...

Be sure to stop by The Cutting Cafe and see what the rest of the design team has done. You're sure to be inspired.



For My Reserve... Cutting Cafe

I'm such a last minute card maker, but my goal has always been to have several kinds of cards on hand so when an occasion arises, I can just pull one from my reserve. This card will be part of my reserve. I chose not to put a sentiment on it until I decide how it will be used. It may be a kiddie birthday card, it may be a baby shower card... Who knows? At least the card is ready occasion come what may.

This cut comes from none other than the The Cutting Cafe and is called Dress Shaped Card 2 Cutting File. It comes with lots of accesories so you can mix and match as much as you like. Or you can do like I did and add some things from your scrapbooking stash. While I was at it, I decided to add a matching envelope... Why not??? The envelope is part of the Dress Shaped Card 2 set. How fabulous is that?



BBQ Invite... CCC #81

Get ready for another fantastic week of challenges at the Cricut Cardz Challenge Site. We can't wait to see your take on this week's challenge.

The theme is Cookout / Picnic. You are able to use any colors and any cartridges that you like.

I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the chef and grill images. I printed the pattern papers from the Hopscotch and Best friends Cricut Imagine cartridges.

Now, let's see what you do with this challenge. We'll be stopping by!



Onsie...The Cutting Cafe

Isn't this set adorable? It's one of the newer sets at The Cutting Cafe. It's the "Onsie Shaped Card Template - Cutting File". This set has so much to offer including a matching envelope and envelope liner. If you're like me, you've never met a shaped card that you didn't like. If that's the case, you can't go wrong with this set. Go on over and check 'em out!!!

BTW, the sentiment is also part of the many items that come with the Onsie file!!!


Onsie & Matching Envelope

Envelope + Matching Liner


Father's Day... CCC #79

Time for a new challenge @ the Cricut Cardz Site! This week Design Team 2 was asked to make Father's Day Cards using any cartridge and any colors.

I made this fun little kiddie Father's Day card using the Cricut Decals cartridge. I'm glad we were able to use any colors because I was able to use lots of those little scraps that I've got stored up. I also downloaded the Amazon font for the sentiment. It looked so kiddie-like.

Now it's your turn. Let us see your take on this challenge!!!



Fun Masculine... The Cutting Cafe'

It's Monthly Inspiration Time @ The Cutting Cafe. This month's focus is Father's Day or masculine cards (birthday, thinking of you, etc.). I decided to make a fun masculine card that could be used for most occasions. I was attempting to make the car look really shiny and in the process I kinda overdid the diamond glaze. So now it looks kinda plastic and kinda grungy... But there are no mistakes in paper crafting, right?

I used the It's Road Trip Time digital stamp set for the car. The sentiment is from "The Cruising By to Say Hi" car set @ the Cutting Cafe.

Both sets used for this card are HUGE. The "Cruisin' By to Say Hi" set features 98 images and the "It's Road Trip Time" set features 74 images. WOW!!! Stop on by The Cutting Cafe and check 'em out.



Hospitali-"tea"... The Cutting Cafe

I thought I'd make a thank you card with a play on words. I love this teapot from The Cutting Cafe and have wanted to use it for a while so I thought it would be perfect. The circle sentiment reads "Thank You" and the sentiment on the teapot reads "for the Hospitali-TEA."

This card actually has a destination... I made a pocket on the inside of the card for tea bags (that I'm out of) then it's to the post office with this one.

The Cutting Cafe set that I used is called Teapot Shaped Card. You can check it out HERE...



Thank You Note Cards...CCC #77

This week at Cricut Cardz Challenges, the design team was asked to make a card using the "card" creative feature from any cartridge. I chose the Sweet Treats cartidge. If you like to make shaped cards (like I do), then this is a great cartridge to have in your collection. Shaped cards are easy peasy by simply selecting the cards creative feature for the base and then selecting the layers.

I made a few thank you note cards... The outside tag reads "Thank You" and the inside reads "For Being So Sweet".

Now it's your turn to search out those cartridges that have the card feature and show us your take on this challenge.


Party TIME...The Cutting Cafe

It's birthday party time and giving a handmade birthday cards is always a nice touch. I made this card using the pattern pieces for the Alarm Clock Shaped Card Template from The Cutting Cafe. I also added the party hat image to the clock face. The party hat image is from another Cutting Cafe set called Birthday Fun Set. I combined the images with some paper from my stash and it is done! I really love these sets together!



Happy 50th Enjoy The Ride...CCC #75

This week's challenge at Cricut Cardz Challenge site is to make a masculine birthday card using something with wheels (any cartridges and any colors are fine).

I chose to do a shaped card using the Nate's ABCs cartridge. I know it's for little boys, but I thought this car was the cutest... So I just made it a "big boy" car!

Be sure to stop by the Cricut Cardz site and show us your ideas. We'll be visiting your blogs to see your take on the challenge!



Sweet Treats... The Cutting Cafe

Isn't this the biggest most delicious cupcake? I loved it the moment I saw it at The Cutting Cafe. The set is called Huge Cupcake and comes in PDF, WPC and SVG formats. I thought the Cupcake Box from The Cutting Cafe made a nice accessory. And finally, I love creating matching envelopes for my projects so I used the Martha Stewart Scoring Board to make this 6X6 envie... BTW, the sentiment from the Everyday 1-inch Greetings Set at The Cutting Cafe.



Going Places...The Cutting Cafe

When I saw the "Cruising By To Say Hi" printable stamp at The Cutting Cafe, I couldn't wait to use it. I decided to make a card for my cousin who is in her second year of college and doing exceptionally well I might add.

The "Cruising By.." set is HUGE. It comes with 98 images (including sentiments). I chose to use the convertible bug and "you're going places" sentiment. Because my cousin is such a girly girl, I decided to add some flair to the car by dumping on loads of pink glitter. Hope she likes...



It's YOUR Day... The Cutting Cafe

I wanted to make a fun birthday card so I started browsing through my Cutting Cafe files... I thought this Ribbon Banner Shaped card would make a fun card base. The Ribbon Card comes with sentiments as well... The "It's Your Day" sentiment used on this card is just one of many that are part of the set.

I added a fun shaped cake and a funky flower and it is done. I hope the recipient enjoys this card.

BTW... Please forgive the photo... I tried removing the shadows with some photo editing software, but apparently I've no clue what I'm doing...



Hot Air Balloon Card... The Cutting Cafe

When Regina (owner of the Cutting Cafe) sent the design team the cutting file for this shaped card, I knew that it was only a matter of time before I used it. That's because it's hard for me to resist creating a shaped card! I just love them.

You can find the Hot Air Balloon cutting file and template HERE. As a matter of fact, if balloons, kites, clouds, and the sentiments that go along with them interest you, then check out the Up Up in the Sky Printable Stamp Set...



MOM... CCC #71

This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge is to create a Mother's Day card using any cartridges and any colors that you like.

This card uses the Elegant Edges and Accent Essentials cartridges. Detauls are below... But for now, show us what you've got. Join in at CCC. We'll be checking out your creations...

Card Details

Elegant Edges
Card Base - (Eyelet2) cut @ 5.0 (h)
Card Layer - (Circles) cut @ 3.0 (h)

Accent Essentials
Flowers - (Acct4s) 4 cut at 2.5, 2.25, 2.0 & 1.75 (h) then distressed w/ water and glimmer mist


Elisha Jean... The Cutting Cafe

Meet Elisha Jean, one of the latest images from The Cutting Cafe. I am by no means a colored pencil / Copic user, but little Elisha made me want to explore a bit. Yep, shading, coloring, or even tinting without the aid of some software is untried territory for me. So please be patient..., I'm trying something new here (talking more to myself than to you...lol).

The Elisha set comes with a couple of friends, Ruby J and Mikala Ann. You can check 'em out HERE.


WINNER... Easter Blog Hop Blog Candy...

First, I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving comments during the Easter Blog Hop! Great fun for all! Random.org has chosen our WINNER!!! The winner of the I-Rock Heating Tool and Glam Rocks is comment #4, Terri.

Terri said... I love the stitching around the card. It really makes the card pop.

Terri, contact me within 3 days with your snail mail so I can send your prize. If there is no response by the 3 day period, I will choose another winner via random.org. Thanks again everyone!!

04/13/2011 - ETA... Winner #1 did not contact me. Random.org has chosen #17, chatterscene.com. Chatterscene.com said... I just love your project:) So glad I came across your blog.

I've attempted to contact Chatterscene via email... Thanks again everyone for participating.


CCC Easter Blog Hop + BLOG CANDY!!!

Welcome to CCC's 2 day blog hop!!! If you arrived from Corri's Blog then you're moving in the right direction.

Now let's have some fun!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in a drawing to win my blog candy (scroll down). Please leave ONE comment per person...

Before we get to the blog candy, I want you to know that your next stop on this journey will be Theresa's blog. You don't want to miss out on any of the goodies so if you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, you can do so by going HERE. Have fun...

BLOG CANDY - I-Rock Heat Tool + 1 pkg of I-Rock Glam Rocks

I have this tool and use it on almost every project. You can see I used it a lot on this project. Hope YOU will like it as much as I do. On Friday, April 8, 2011, I will use random.org to choose the winner so don't forget to leave a comment and an email address so I can notify you if you're the winner!!!

Enjoy your day...

Card Details
Card Base - (Eastrb - shadow) 2 cut @ 5.34 (h) welded
Card Layer - (Easterb) cut @ 5.34 (h)
Eggs - (s - Easterb) cut @ 3.25 (h)

Gypsy Wanderings

Grass - (s - Rabbit) cut at 1.33 (h) and cut length to fit basket

Straight from the Nest
Butterflies (Phrase - Butrfly2) cut @ 3.10


It's a SPRING thing... The Cutting Cafe

Shaped cards are my favorite. And I couldn't resist this Butterfly Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe. I used my die cutting machine to cut the file and I added a little spring scene just for the fun of it. It was a way to use some of those little scraps that seem to be compounding!

BTW, This shaped card comes in PDF, SVG, and WPC formats.



Birthday Card for Mom...

This card is for my mom's birthday. Since I'm in Spring mode, I thought I'd use flowers(again). I cut the card base from the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge and the flowers came from the Cricut Paisley cartridge. I distressed the flowers a bit to give them a little more oomph! The stamped sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.



Happy Spring... CCC #67 (Pink, Green, White)

The Cricut Cardz Challenge this week is to create a Spring card using the colors PINK, GREEN, and WHITE ONLY... When I think of Spring, I automatically think of beautiful flowers, butterflies, and ummm, bugs! What comes to mind when you think of Spring...? Come on and show us by joining in on this week's challenge. The CCC design team members will be stopping by your blogs to see what you come up with...

Until then, enjoy...

Cricut Cartridge Details

Walk In My Garden
Flower -(snflwr w/border creative feature) cut at 3.35(h)
Lady Bug - (ldybug1) + (ldybug1-s) cut at 1.00(h)
Catepillar - (ctrplr) cut @ 1.00(h)

Plantain Schoolbook
Grass - (grass-s) cut @ 1.75 (h) then hand cut to fit card width


All papers printed and cut on Cricut Imagine using Hopscotch cartridge

The stamped sentiment comes from the Pink By Design Scripted Year set.


Hey Chick...The Cutting Cafe

Aren't these images the cutest? This card was created using the Easter Set 3 Printable Stamp set from none other than The Cutting Cutting Cafe.

The set comes with 20 images (includes frames, images, and sentiments) and is so versatile. I printed the image on the card and to add just a little dimension, I printed the egg portion, hand cut it, and popped it with dimensionals. Super easy and super fun... And I love doing matching envelopes (especially if I'm going to hand deliver the card). I sized down the image on the envelope and punched it with a circle punch.



Enjoy The Journey...The Cutting Cafe

A friend of mine wanted to give a card to a coworker who is training to ride in the MS 150 this year. I immediately thought of the printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe called "Let's Go For A Ride".

I used my desktop publishing software to color the bike with a nice girlie pink shade. I also added the "Enjoy the journey" sentiment which is also part of the Let's Go For a Ride Set. I just love this set. It has lots and lots of adorable images and sentiments. Go check 'em out!!!



Make It TALL...CCC#65

Back with another Cricut Cardz Challenge. The DT was asked to make a 9 X 4 card... any theme, any colors, and any cartridges!!! Certainly you guys can play along with this challenge!!!

This card that I made can be used for many themes (friendship, thinking of you, bday, just because)etc... I wanted to make it fun so I used the adorable spiral flower cut from Accent Essentials. I needed a long stem so I used a stem cut from Walk In My Garden. You can't see the leaves because I covered it with this cute, but funky ribbon that's been in my stash forever. And since I've been neglecting my Imagine, I decided to print the papers from the Hopscotch cartridge. I also added the butterfly from the images that come stored on the Imagine. I threw in a comple of buttons added a few stamped sentiments and a little bling and voila the card is done!

Stop on by the Cricut Cardz Site and show us your creations!


It's About That Time... Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe has lots of new digi stamps so you have to go and check them out. This card was made using the newly released digi stamp set called "It's About That Time". This flower with the embedded clock as well as the sentiment are only a couple of the MANY images that come with that set. The set comes with large clocks that can be punched out with a 3inch circle punch. It comes with timepieces that are perfectly sized for A2 cards and much much more. There's a total of 77 images in all!!!

For this card, I cut the flower using Make the Cut Software and pop dotted them for a little added dimension.

This card was super simple to make and Oh so fun!



St. Patrick's Day...CCC #63

Cricut Card Challenge #63 is all about St. Patrick's Day. The challenge is to create a St. Patrick's Day card using any cartridge and any colors, but you canNOT use a shamrock!!! I chose to to a leprechaun's hat (or variation thereof) and I added a rainbow to touch on the St. Patty's "pot of gold" theme.

Details and cartridges used for this card are as follows:

Card Base – 2 Hats Welded(5.0(h)) – Stand and Salute
Card Layer – (5.0 (h))
Rainbow - (1.60 (h)) - Create a Critter



And the WINNER is...

Edited on 2/22/2011 to add: Had to choose a different winner... The first winner was part of The Cutting Cafe Design Team... The name below represents the second drawing...

The random.org winner of The Birthday Fun Set from The Cutting Cafe is #6, Janice... yaaaayyyy!!!!!

Janice.... I'll forward your information to Regina so you can receive your prize ASAP. Thanks for participating and I hope you enjoy your prize.


Birthday Fun... Cutting Cafe Giveaway!!!...

I'm seeing GREEN!!! That's because Regina, owner of The Cutting Cafe, asked her design team to come up with some "green inspiration", the color green that is... I send birthday cards a lot so I chose to use the Cutting Cafe's "Birthday Fun Set" for my green inspired project.

Now for the good part. YOU have a chance to win the Cutting Cafe set that I used to make this project!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight CST February 19th. On February 20th, I will use random.org to choose the winner! It's that simple...

You'll love this set. It's so versatile and it's HUGE (comes with 63 images). I chose to cut this set using a die cut machine, but you can do whatever you like... die-cut them, hand-cut them, print them, color them, resize them... No limits...

Remember... leave a comment before midnight CST February 19th and I'll be back to announce the random.org winner on February 20th.

Until then, enjoy...


Stylish Blogger Award...

I received this Stylish Blogger Award from Paper Panther & Rayna over @ Purple Peep Techniques. What a wonderful surprise. Well, upon receipt of this award, I have to:

  • Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog... So thanks Purple Panther & Rayna!!!

  • Share 8 things about myself (see below)

  • Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered (listed below in no particular order)

  • Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

Here goes....

  1. I am such a gadget girl. I love all things electronic. That's why my NookColor is my latest & greatest gadget. Sorry Kindle, but I must bid thee farewell... (smooches)...

  2. I love making cards / scrapbooking, but my first scrapbooking "party" was attended under duress... My friend threatened to excommunicate me if I didn't show up. Geez... guess she really wanted that hostess gift!!!

  3. I have a DSLR camera that I use like a simple point and shoot. How awful is that?! On the agenda for this year is to take a photography class.

  4. I love to read. One of my favorite genres is romance; however, my absolute favorite love story can be found in the BIBLE. It's the best one yet and it's non-fiction!!!

  5. A few years ago, I completed a half-marathon and it was one of my most rewarding accomplishments. Yeaaaahhhh!!!!

  6. I love listening to music so my iPhone/iPod is another of my favorite things.

  7. I love Lay's Sour Cream Potato Chips. It's true... no one can eat just one. Well, it's true for me anyway

  8. When I finish a scrapbooking project, the room is an absolute mess, BUT, I can't start a new project until it's absolutely SPOTLESS again... I'm at war with myself...

Here is a list of blogs that I've recently discovered... Go check 'em out!
Bumblebee Creations
Moe Creations
Liv So emBellished
Scrapping With Glitter
Scrappers Anonymous
Alice Brown Creations
Bug 'N Me Creations


My Funny Valentine...CCC#61

I'm back again with another card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge Site. This week the challenge is to make a Valentine's card using any cartridge; however,there's a catch. You must use the colors BLUE, GREEN and WHITE ONLY. This one was particularly challenging for me. I realize that I never used those colors.

I made a simple card using the "Doodlecharms" cartridge. The heart is cut # 3.0 inches. The matching envelope comes from the "Christmas Cheer" cartridge. The blue pattern paper was printed from the Cricut Imagine "Yummy" cartridge.

Your turn. Let's see how you do with this challenge.



Take Your Time... The Cutting Cafe

I just love the Animal and Bug Love Colored printable stamp over at The Cutting Café. It’s packed with lots of images. Using the colored set was a piece of cake. I just resized the image, added a frame from the B & W Animal and Bug Love Set, printed it and I was done.

To add a little dimension, I cut the turtle shell in MTC and adhered it with pop dots. I used a couple of Cricut cuts for the clouds and grass. Since this card will be hand delivered, I thought I’d make a cute little matching envelope as well.



You Melt My Heart... CCC #59

This week @ CCC, it's all about the kids. Your challenge is to make a Valentine's Day card for a child. That's it!!! You can use any cartridge and any colors you like.

I chose to use the Smiley Cards cartridge for the ice cream cone and the Paisley cartridge for the heart.

Don't forget to stop by and show us your take on this challenge.



Valentine's Bouquet... The Cutting Cafe

I promise the next card will use some different colors other than red, black and white. I've been hooked on those colors and it seemed to work well for this card.

I used the Flower Pot Shaped Card Template from the Cutting Café for this card. The template comes with the shaped card and lots of flowers. It really made putting this project together easy as 1, 2, 3.



Red, Black, and White...CCC #57

Well CCC Design Team #2 is back with a pretty neat challenge this week. It's a color challenge. You can use any cartridges and any theme, but you have to use the colors red, black and white. That's one of my favorite color combinations so I really enjoyed this challenge. I chose to make a "Just Because" card. This one can be used for various occasions.

Now let's see what you have...!!! Stop on by the CCC site and join in with us.

This entire project was done with the Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge.

Card Details are as follows:

Card Base: (#4 Cards Feature) - 9.22 (w) X 5.00 (h)
White Card Layer: (#4 Shift Cards Feature) - 4.39 (w) X 5.71 (h)
Gift: (Presnt1) + (Shift Presnt1) + (Layers Presnt1) - cut @ 4.0 (h)