July 30, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge 85 - Holiday

Anything Goes! Make a card for any holiday you choose, using any cartridge and colors you'd like. You'll have until Tuesday, August 2nd at midnight (EST) to enter your card using Mr. Linky below. 

I decided to use the Doodlecharms cartridge again.  I chose the bunny on page 88.  I cut out the bunny and the blackout feature at 4.50.  I used the Peachy Keen stamp 1 3/8 face of Everyday Character.  The card is from Archiver's and cut at 4.25x7 and I used Me and My Big Ideas cut at 4.0x6.75.  I used Memento tuxedo black ink and used Eggs4Easter from Stamps of Life.

July 29, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge#223

Throwback Thursday Challenge! ~ Episode 223

Good Morning & welcome to another Throwback Thursday challenge!

Here are the details for the challenge:

***Use ANY "OLDER" Cricut cartridge of YOUR choice, make it a CHRISTMAS THEME AND  PLEASE incorporate some MATERIAL somewhere on any project of your choice!

*** Link your project up to Mr. Linky, then leave a comment!

*** Deadline for this challenge will be on Wed, August 10th @ midnight!
***GIVEAWAY for this challenge is my "All Around Christmas" stamp set that we all showcased today AND there will be a 2nd winner & it is sponsored by Custom Crops!

*** ONE project per person please!
Okay fellow Crafters here is my take on this challenge.  Hope you enjoy the card.
I used 3 Birds in Parade (starting to be one of my favorite cartridges).  I chose the Santa on pg 43 and cut all pieces at 4.50 using my gypsy.  I used Stickles (X-mas Red) on the boots and hat and (Clear) on the beard and all areas that are white.  Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment for the face.  Micheals Recollection Kraft cardstock 4x6.  Tim Holtzs Stamper Anonymous "Mini Holidays 2" and his Distress Ink " fire brick".  Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels 8 (die #8 largest) and Petite Scalloped Ovals Large (#2) and Memento Ink Tuxedo Black.  The bird was cut from scraps that I have in a bin.  I am trying to go to my scrap bin first before reaching for new sheets of paper.  Mixture od Recollections, Brazzil and Archiver's cardstock.  Its mainly the paper I buy.  I also used a lot of pop dots to raise the bird and some lower profile pop dots for the "Merry Christmas".

Santa Spotted in July

Hello Fellow Crafters,
I created this card for a challenge but it was a little short on design and creativity.  So I am still going to upload it and put myself out there anyway.  As they say no gains.  I used the Doodlecharms cricut cartridge and I chose the Santa on page 127.  I also used my gypsy with this project.  I really love the gypsy.  It allows you to see how each pic will be laid out on the craft sheet and it allows you to place in specific areas to better maximize all of the page and it allows you to paper piece as well.  It also will let you see if your items will fit together well before you cut.  It cuts down on mistakes.  I cut the Santa and all of the layer out at 4.5.  I used Micheal's Recollection paper since I have a lot of it and I decided that I can't buy anymore paper till I use what I have on hand.  I also used glimmer mist "silver" on the beard.  I used 10mm Pom Poms.  I also cut the shadow but it was too small so you can't see it.  I used the shadow and a card base by sizing the Santa to 4.53, them copied and welded together.  It worked but it was too small.  I still used it.  I should have erased the eyes on the gypsy and just use Peachy Keen faces.  On the second Santa card I did just that for the face.


Welcome back Crafters! My Favorite Things have come up with their thirtieth sketch. They also have their new release coming next week, that it is a SUPER handy time to win a $15 gift certificate!
All you have to do is play along with this sketch and upload your creation to the Splitcoast Galleries by Tuesday, August 5th by noon EST using the keyword MFTWSC30.  Below is the sketch you have to follow with some creativity of your own.  My entry is listed below. Hope you like it.

The items used for this card are:
Bazzil Pink cardstock cut @ 4.0x8.5
Archivers Lime cardstock cut @ 3.75x8.25
Anna Griffin (AG902) Pink Brocade designer paper cut @ 3.50x7.0
Sizzix circles (lg) 38-0305
Sizzix frames, circle combo (lrg) 38-1065
Sizzix frame, scallop
Prima follower
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer mist - Polka Dot Pink and Evergreen
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper - scallop
Memento inks: London Fog and Bamboo Leaves
Copic Markers: E00, R81, YG03 and Y19
Clear dew drop gem
Micheals dollar ribbon in pink and green
MFT Pure Innocence - Birthday Princess

I ended up using my scallop frame for the scallops since I do not have a scallop punch (very odd since it is a definite must for a scrapper).  I glimmer misted two colors at the same time (totally do  not recommend, very messy).  My copic color definitely needs a little work but I so enjoy coloring with them.  I am really proud of this card because I finally used my color chart....LoL.  I have only had it for 4 years and it was so very useful.

July 28, 2011

Schetch Challenge with a Twist #57

Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 57 w/a Twist!

Peachy Keen is back with another sketch challenge as well with some fun color combo!!
Sketch Challenge
*with a twist*
Create a card with the sketch and color combo provided. Peachy Keen Stamps are not required to participate, but we always love to see what you create with them if you have them already!

  • Create a card based on the layout provided (Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge, but if you've got them, we love seeing how you create with them!) 
  • Project must include basic elements from the sketch, and color combo!
  • Link up by August 8th {the collection actually closes at 11:59 pm Central on 8/8}
 The following items were used to make this card.  I loved the colors.  They remind me of sherbert ice cream.  I did have the colors in my scraps but not the actual peachy keen paper.  So it took a minute to find some colors that were close.  I hope all of you enjoy my entry.

Bazzil Hot pink cardstock cut to 6.5x8.5 (folded 6.5x4.25)
My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose cut 3.25x6.0 - ends rounded
scraps of paper from my scrap stash of coral, lime and blue (mixture of manufactures)
EK-Success 1 inch scallop circle punch
Marvy Uchida extra large 1 1/2 circle punch
Imaginisce I-Rock and jewels
Memento chalk inks - New sprout, summer sky, midnight black and spring pansy
VersaColor rose red
Micheals ribbon
Stamps of Life - Love2Hug
Peachy Keen PK490 Everyday Character Face Assortment
Inkadinkado - Coffee House Alphabet

July 27, 2011

Challenge Me Monday#70

                                         The Melon Time Fantabulous Challenge

Hello fellow Crafters.  I have entered a project for The Fantabulous Melon Time Challenge.  You had to make a project with a watermelon in it.  Below is my submission with all the items I used to make this card.

Brazzil cardstock for card 4.25x5.5
Cricut cartridge "Simply Charmed"
   - melon1 page 46 cut at 4.41(w) x 2.41(h)
Papertrey Ink 8x8 paper pack "Fruitti Tutti
Recollections chocolate cut at 1x5
Stickles - black
Inkessential  white gel pen
Stamps of Life "basic4abc"
VersaMagic ink - cloud white chalk

July 24, 2011

Pink Stamper Design Team Update

Hello Fellow Crafters,
Well I did not make the Pink stamper Design team but that is okay.  I was bummed but I saw all of the amazing projects and I still have a lot to learn and to master more techniques.  I checked out all the blog sights of the new deign team members.  Their sights are amazing and the projects they do are the same.  They participate in numerous challenges and have challenges of their own on their sight.  I am in the process of creating my very own bucket list.  As soon as I finish I will publish it here on the site. I have watched a few You Tube episodes on cataloging all of my stuff.  I have spent the weekend painting my daughter's room and cataloging.  The cataloging is allowing me to better organize my work space.  I can't seem to focus or be creative when my area is in disarray.  I still have a ways to go.  I am still deciding on if I am going to stamp ALL of my stamps and die cut dies.  So for now I am working on chalks/ink pads, stains, mists etc... I will post pictures here once I am done.  I am going to upload some pics from my first paint job.  Chris and I got a bug up our butt last Friday and bought paint and all the accessories from Sherwin Williams and went at it full force.  Now I can't wait to start on my other daughter's room.  Did not have a opportunity to craft this weekend so I am going through withdrawals.  I am still trying to find out how much this new Provocraft Cricut Mini will cost and if it is worth the investment but it does sound cool.  I have several goals in mind all of which will be on my list...pretty stoked about this since it will force me to sit down and give it a great deal of thought.  I don't have a set number in mind since I believe you should not limit your dreams....Have a great week my fellow Crafters and be CREATIVE....

July 17, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #56

Hello everyone, I created the above card from the Peachy Keen stamp challenge #56 (shown above as well).  I bought this set of stamps from Peachy Keen since my husband is from Janesville, Wisconsin.  I used Brazzil cardstock (5.5x11) folded to 5.5x5.5.  I used Derwent Studio colour pencils (36 pack), Memento London Fog and Versafine onyx black.  The ribbon came from Micheal's dollar bin.  I definitely need to work on my coloring techniques.  Trying to move out of my comfort zone and take more challenges.  I like the set so I will need to do more coloring practices.  I am buying more stamps that would allow me to use my colour pencils and copic markers. Awesome challenge and can't wait for others.

July 16, 2011

My Pink Stamper - Design Team Call August to January Term

To all of my followers, I have entered this challenge in hopes of becoming a design team member for Robyn Cardon's My Pink Stamper(  The challenge was to create a card, page, project, etc using a cricut cartridge withe the following colors: Orange, Turquoise, green and brown.  Below is the project that I am submitting.

Items used:
Bazzil cardstock card folded 5.25x5.5 scallop cut
Provocraft gypsy was used
Cricut cartridges used were: AChild's Year, Gypsy Wandering and Yummy
Tattered angels glimmer mist - Lime twist, turquoise blue and suede
I-Rock multi colored and clear gems
Prima beige flowers

- A Child's Year: Shift+Tag button #58 (on gypsy)
- Gypsy Wandering: Shadow+dress button #5, dress button #5, Shift+Border/Shadow button #5 and border/shadow button #5
- Used Imagine cartridge Yummy for all of the colors for the tag, dress and phrases
- all items cut at 5.0, dress at 3.8 and phrase at 1.9

July 10, 2011

Tattered Time - CCCC #22 Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Challenge

This is a Tattered Time Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge (CCCC #22).  

This was pretty cool.  I have not used this cartridge in a longtime.  I used my gypsy to create this card.  On the gypsy it is icon #35 for the flower.  I used the shift shadow flower, shift window flower and blackout flower and I copied it and connected them together.  I also used prima flowers.  I aslo used Tim Holtzs distress stains - antique linen, smooch spritz - clear shimmer and bronze.  The entire flower was cut at 4.5.

Throwback Thursday Challenge! ~ Episode 209

 I know it has been a while.  It has been crazy busy and I finally got a chance to do a challenge.  To over at My Creative Time Throwback Thursday Challenge.  You had to use either "Wild CardOR "Just Because" cartridges and incorporate some EMBOSSING somewhere on any project of your choice! You can dry or heat emboss, whichever you prefer! So I used the "Just Because Cards" cartridge and used the apple on page 46 and cut everything at a size of 8.9.  I used clear stickles on the leaves; cuttlebug "swiss dots" on the red part of the apple; I used ribbon from stampin'up and finally chose cuttlebug die "sliders (2x2) for the buckle and Studio G for the ink.  The sentiment is from My Pink stamper " family and friends".