Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh.... Christmas Tree.... Oh....

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!
I'm soooo glad we are coming to the end
of the week! My Seven year old can't wait
any longer for Halloween! It needs to hurry up!
I told him I would say that... even though I
can't do anything about it! LOL
He's dressing up as Darth Vader...
Even though he has NEVER EVER seen a Star Wars Movie...
?? I was like are you sure and he said YES! It looks cool MOM!
What do you say to something like that? I will tell ya this...
His costume is big enough, that I should get 2 years out of it!
We shall see what happens in a year, but I'm pretty sure if the costume
still fits he WILL Wear it again! :o)
Today I have a simple card....
Nothing super fancy or anything
just simple and easy to put together....
This should help those of you, who like to
make quick and easy Christmas cards! :o)

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This card was made using the Christmas Cards Cartridge...
The MAIN reason I bought this cartridge was for this
Image... WHY??? I don't know... I was just drawn to it! :o)
Sooo as you can tell I just took pieces from the
Cartridge to make my card! I LOVE doing that! :o)
I Cut the Tree & Top Note @ 4 1/2"

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Here is a side view to show that I Popped the Tree up...
Card Stock, Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Imaginisce
Gem Star - KI Memories

So as you can see this came together pretty quickly....
I used my Design Studio to hide all the features that
I did not want to cut out... :o) It's a perfect card
for Mass Producing when you just need to get your
Christmas Cards made! Well that's it for me this week...
Miislucky should be by tomorrow with something...
If not... well you know I'll be here then! LOL
I want to wish you all a HAPPY and SAFE HALLOWEEN!
For you and your Families!
I'll be back on Monday! November 1st!
With a Thanksgiving Card...
Enjoy the rest of your DAY!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Season of Thanks!

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone!
Today's card is designed just for the
Cricut Cardz Challenge this week!
You are to make a Card for Thanksgiving
using the Card Feature from any Cartridge
you'd like, and using any colors you'd like!
Well it's not my week for the Design team but
I still wanted to play along.... Sooo here is my
card for this weeks Challenge! :o)

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I actually got the card feature off of the
Thanksgiving Cartridge! :o) It shows it as a Place card,
 But I used my Design Studio
and made it the regular A2 Size card!
Then I cut the overlay out as well...
I cut off (1) of the flourishes because I just didn't like it!
The Turkey was cut at 2 1/2" and I cut a second
turkey leg for added pop! :o)

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As you can see... I actually did the inside
of my card too! Shocker!!! I KNOW right! :o)
Just to let you all know.... I like to do the insides of my cards,
but only for family and friends.... If someone wants to purchase
one of my cards I do not do the inside...

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Here is the side view to show the Turkey Leg
Popped up... YUMMY! LOL
Card stock, Designer Paper, Ink, Stamps - Stampin' Up
Leaf Punch - McGill
Well.... That's my card for today!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
and play along! :o)
Enjoy the rest of your day!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Very First Easel Card!!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I'm sooo excited about today's card!
It is the very first time I made an Easel
card and I don't know why I haven't made
one of these babies sooner! It was pretty
simple to make... I just had to figure out
what kind of paper I would like to use...
After that... it pretty much came together!
Well here is my first of many Easel Cards! :o)

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Isn't he the CUTEST Snowman EVER???
Ok.... Well that went a little tooo far! :o)
He is cute but I can't say the cutest! 
Frosty and I are buddies sooo I can't say
one snowman is better than the other.... That's
like playing favorites! Tehehehehehe
Any who....
Card Stock, Stamp, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - New 2010 DCWV Christmas Stack (LOVE THEM)
White Glitter Card stock - (Snowman) DCWV
Cartridges - Christmas Cards (Square Green Scallop)
was cut @ 4 1/8"
Snow Friends - (Snowman) Cut @ 3 1/2"
Stickles - Orange, Black
Signo Gel Pen
Decorative Label Punch - (SU)

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Sooo, here is the side view of the card....
I decided to add white card stock so I can
add a little extra note for the holidays...
This is a 4 1/4" Easel Card and I
added some extra Dimension to the boots...
and added a little extra to the Bird as well....
The Designer Paper From DCWV has Glitter in it,
but I don't know if you can tell or not from the photo's....
I LOVE this new Paper From DCWV...
Did I already say that? :o)
 That's it for me today!
Thanks for looking and have an

Monday, October 25, 2010

My First Christmas Card!!!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
I was actually able to get a couple of
cards done over the weekend! YAHOO!!!
So today I will show you my First
Christmas Card of the Season!!!
I have been itching to do a Christmas
card for weeks and after some careful
planning I finally did it! :o) So here is
the first of many (I hope)! :o)

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Card Stock, Ink - (SU)
Designer Paper - (DCWV) 2010 Christmas Stack
Glitter Card stock - (DCWV) Peace and snow pieces
Cartridge - Christmas Cards Cut@ 5 1/2"
Stickles - Xmas Red, Black

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Here is a side view of the extra layers I added
on to my bird card... I just POPPED up the wing
and the berries.... I LOVE this new
cartridge because I don't have to use the
card feature if I don't want to and I can mix
and match everything! Great CARTRIDGE!!
Well that's it for today... I'll be back tomorrow
with my very First EASEL CARD!!!!
Yes! I Finally made one and now I must
make more!!!!! Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

First time using Vinyl.....

Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!
Miislucky told me to post today....
But she should be posting something
for ya tomorrow... she's ssslllooowwwwly
recovering... So you're stuck with me today!
Last nights card swap was fun and I'm so
glad we started it back up! We have 16 ladies
in our swap and I knew a couple of them, but
met some nice new people... And I was RIGHT!!!
NONE of them knew how to make a JOY FOLD CARD!
Well except for my Mom... But that's cuz I already
told her about it a long time ago! tehehehe
They were happy to make it and they all liked my card...
That was nice! Soooo next month we'll be making
Christmas Cards... Can you imagine... I will have 16 different
Christmas Cards and I only had to make 1 of the designs (16x's)...
Now I like that type of swap! :o) Maybe next month
I will post the cards that I got so you all can
see how crafty these ladies are.... I'll let ya know! :o)
Any way.... One of the things I tried to do last weekend
was try and cut vinyl... Key word (TRY) LOL
Soooo, I'm not proud of what I made.... But I made it
and so I'm gonna show it to you.... Please don't laugh...
Well... It's Ok to laugh cuz I know I did! LOL

I used Fake Pumpkins... I got them at Michael's
when I went down to Grand Junction, CO. a month ago...
And my plan was to decorate them with Vinyl...
I purchased some Black Shimmer Vinyl
that I thought would look COOL on the pumpkins...
But come to find out it was harder than I thought...
I actually cut out a Mummy from "Pumpkin Carving"
But I had a heck of a time trying to put it on the pumpkin...
Then I got frustrated and then I said
the heck with this.... LOL
So I used a different Cartridge.... Now, I Can't
remember which one it was ... and just made faces
for my SAD Pumpkins! :o)

 I believe this one is the Frankin' Stein one....
It kind a looks like me when I had trouble putting
on the vinyl! Teheheheheh :o)

Ok..... and this one just didn't really fit
the shape of this particular pumpkin....
Sooo after trying a few things I added a nose... LOL
The nose is from Frankin' Stein....
Any who.... That was another project I tried to complete
last weekend... and I need to work on my VINYL SKILLS!
It was my first try and I promise I will work
on more Vinyl and strive to get better at it! :o)
Soooo glad it's the weekend.... :o) I'll be back
next week to show you some things I've made...
Enjoy the weekend and look for Miislucky's post
tomorrow!  HAVE A GREAT DAY! :o)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Card Swap Tonight!

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!!!
Today I'm really excited... A friend of mine
and I have finally gotten together to start
up a Card Swap! We haven't done one in about
2 yrs... maybe a little longer than that... We've
talked about it a bunch of times and now the day
has finally come! Tonight a 7pm we will have our
first card Swap... Since she and I are hosting
it we will be bringing the first cards for
everyone to make... I found out last night that
there are 14 of us... How great is that! She called
to tell me to make more cards and I laughed and
said I already made 15 cards soooo I'm covered!!!
She couldn't believe that I was sooo prepared...
But if anyone knows me... Well I'm always PREPARED!
I'm a little toooo prepared as some might say
but prepared none the less! :o)
It really doesn't bother me that I'm WAYYY
to organized... I just like it and it works for me! :o)
Anywho... I'm gonna show you the simple
card we will be making tonight....
MOM if you are reading this STOP!!!!
You will need to wait til tonight!!!! OK
Ok... Back to the card... teheheheh

These are ALL the packs that I prepared for tonight's Swap....
Yup... We are doing a Halloween Card! :o)

YUP... It's a JOY FOLD! :o)
I don't think a lot of the ladies in town
have made one of these yet... Sooo
I thought tonight would be there lucky night! LOL
Everything is Stampin' Up
In fact... I used My Digital Studio Software
from SU to make the Background paper
and the Crow and the Happy Halloween w/ Spiders....
It was fairly quick once I decided on what to do...
I just printed it out on White CS and Cut it...
The Stripe Background paper was color printed on
white CS as well.... I didn't have enough Designer paper
to make that many cards soooo I just used what I had on my Software
and printed enough out on 12 x 12 paper... :o)
It works for me! Tehehehehe
Anyway... That's it for me...
I'm hoping Miislucky will be here with something
tomorrow for you.... If not... well
you know I will!!! LOL
Enjoy the rest of your WEEK!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge!

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Guess what today is??? It's Time for
Design Team #2 (That's ME) To show you
our Challenge for this week! :o)
We are to make a card for
Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
We can use any cartridge we like and
any color as well.... Since October is
Breast Cancer Awareness month it's
only fitting to make a card for it!
Soooo Here is my card! :o)

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Card Stock, Designer Paper (SU)
 PINK Glitter CS (DCWV)
Bling - I-Rock (Imaginisce)
Punch - Double Scallop (Martha Stewart)
Cartridges - Stand & Salute (Pink Ribbon) Cut @ 3 1/4"
George & Basic Shapes - (Circle) Cut @ 3"
Give a Hoot - (Hope) Cut @ 1 1/4"

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Here is a side view to show the Dimensionals
that I used to POP up the word "HOPE"
and the (RIBBON), This is a 4 3/4" Square Card...
I really like how this turned out and I've never
made this type of card before so it was a
really nice challenge for me to try something
out of my normal comfort zone! So now it
is time for all of you to head on over to 
and make a Card for
Breast Cancer Awareness Month...
And I will stop by your blogs to say HI!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sour Cream Containers!!!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Today I'm gonna show you one of
the things I did this past weekend...
Halloween is coming up and I always
make something for my sons classroom...
Well after much debate I decided to
make Sour Cream Containers! Now,
I have never ever made these before
and I have NOOOOO idea why I
haven't made them sooner! :o)
I went over to Okie's blog:
And if you click on the link... It should take you
straight to her video on how simple and easy
these are to make.... :o)
Anyway.... here are the ones I made.... :o)

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I used 12 x 12 DCWV Halloween paper (Assorted)
and cut them out at 4" x 5 1/4"
You get 6 out of 1 sheet of 12 x 12 paper...
Then used My ATG Gun and put them through
the crimper....

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I used a SU Circle & Scallop Punch....
The Sentiment is also from SU....
Added a brad to keep it in place....
I made a bunch of these and the first
batch I made I used thicker Card stock
and they kept opening sooo
I had to re-do them with thinner paper...
Just an FYI on that! :o)
I filled them all up with YUMMY
M&M's candy.... I'm sure his
class will love that!
Thanks OKIE for the Video... It
was sooooo HELPFUL! :o)
I'll be back tomorrow with
a Card I did for the Cricut Cardz Challenge!
Have a GREAT DAY!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Spider.....

Hello and Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
I was able to get some things done...
Sooo that's always a good thing and
I'll post those things this week for ya!
With Halloween just a week & a half
 away I thought I would post another
Halloween card for ya.... :o)

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Card Stock & Ink (SU)
Designer Paper - Basic Grey
Cartridges - Paper Doll Dress up (Spider)
cut @ 6 1/2" (2x's)
George & Basic Shapes (Circles)
Cut @ 1 3/8, 1 1/2, 1 5/8
using Design Studio
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Peachy Keen Monster Mash Face (1" stamp)

Well that's it for today... I'll be back
tomorrow to show you one of the
things I made over the weekend!
Enjoy the rest of your DAY!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Hello and Happy Friday all!
Yes I'm back and still busy... Geez....
I did get my new window in yesterday!
So YEAAA for me! LOL I can certainly
tell the difference from the old window
and the new one..... This one is wayyy better
than that 60yr. old window! :o) It was
actually warm in my room and boy did
that put a BIG smile on my face! Now hubby
won't hear me complaining about how
COLD it is in there..... :o)
My sister Miislucky is still not feeling well....
So she asked me to post something for today....
She does have something done that she
decorated.... So I told her to just throw the
pictures up and I will post it for her on
Saturday.... So let's hope I get those pictures!
Anyway here is another quickie card...
My head is spinning with ideas but haven't
had time to do them... I'm still pulling for
this weekend and hopefully I can get them
posted by Monday! :o) Anyway on with the card!
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Card Stock - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Echo Park
Drippy Goo Punch - Martha Stewart
(Scary) was cut @ 1 1/4"
(Large Bat) is cut @ 1" (2x's)
(Small Bats) were done in my Design Studio
they were cut @ 2.582x.98
I don't remember which cartridge I got
them from... SOOOO SORRY!
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Here is the side view showing
the extra layers popping up...
Well that's it for me today
I hope you all have a GREAT DAY!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Haunted House....

Hello and Happy Thursday!
I'm sooo glad the week is winding down...
I've had a very busy week trying to
get things done around here.... Today
My Scrap room window will be getting replaced...
It wasn't on their truck last week when
they put in the others.... :o)
It will be nice not to be FREEZING in
my room! :o) Or at least that's my hope!
Anyway... Here's another semi quick card!
It's also for the Challenge over at BBTB2.... 
You were to make a Haunted house.... :o)

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Card stock, Ink, Punches, Stamp (SU)
Designer Paper - MME
Cartridge - Paper Dolls cut @ 3 7/8"
using my Design Studio

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Here is the side view for ya...
I added Dimensionals to make the
Haunted House POP! I also inked
it in white for a shadowy effect!
Well that's it for me.... I'm hoping
Miislucky is feeling better this week...
She's been ill for a few weeks now...
So hopefully you'll see something
from her this weekend....
Enjoy the rest of your week! :o)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hippo Birthday!

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Yesterday was busy and today
it's about the same... Soooo
I have another quick card for ya...
Tomorrow will be just as busy...
So hopefully by Friday it will
SLLLLOOOWWW down for me
to get some more cards made! :o)
Anyway here's my card it's
also for the
You are to make any card you want!
Those are the BEST kinds of Challenges!

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Card stock, Ink (SU)
Designer Paper - Summer Dream (DCWV)
Cartridge - Create a Critter cut @ 3"
Bling - Kaiser Craft

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Here is a side view, showing the extra
layers that I cut out and popped up.
Anyway have an AWESOME DAY!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Crabby Birthday!

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone!
This is going to be a quick and simple
post today! I've got lots to do around
here and A HUGE list to start
checking things off ! :o)
I made this for the
My Pink Stamper Challenge...
So here's my card! :o)

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Card stock, Ink, Stamp (SU)
Designer Paper - A walk in the park (Echo Park)
Cartridge - Create a Critter cut @ 2 3/4"

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Here is the side view.... Showing the
added layers to Mr. Crab! :o)
Everything came together really
quick and easy.... I love the bright colors
of the Echo Park Line! :o)
I'll be back tomorrow with another card!
Have an AWESOME Day! :o)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tweet Tweet LOVE!!!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope your week is off to a great start!
Saturday my Hubby and I celebrated
our 18th Wedding Anniversary.... I sooo
wanted to go to The PC Circle Swarm
they were having here in Utah 
but knew it was not the right time
for me to attend... Sooo
We went out of town for the day and
had a wonderful dinner and went shopping
together.... I know some of you may relate
to an outing like that... :o) It was what we
like to do and enjoyed it.... Now let's hope the next
18yrs. will be just as good as the last 18!
Sooo Of course you all know I made him
an Anniversary card.... and since he has
seen it now I will post it for all of you
to see! I hope you like it! :o)

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Card stock, Ink, Stamp, Ribbon, Punch (SU)
Designer Paper - Addison (K&Co)
Cartridges - Wedding (Stamp Scallop Border)
Cut @ 3" Shadow & Reg. Feature
Sweethearts - (Birds) Cut @ 3 1/2" using
all the features....
Bling - (Eyes) Kaiser Craft

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Here is a side view to show
the added dimensions on a couple
of the items... (Leaves, Wings, Nest, Hat, Heart)
This card is a 4 3/4" Square card...

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The Heart on the inside was cut @ 2"
using Designer's Calender... I used
the Shadow Feature and 2 hearts...
The word LOVE is a Rub On...
The inside saying is from my Hallmark
Program and the Blue Heart
is Clip Art I added to it...
Well that's my Anniversary card.... :o)
Thanks for letting me share it!
Have a great day and I'll be back
tomorrow with somethin'!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Windows and a Poodle...

Hello and Happy Thursday everyone!
I had such a busy day yesterday...
I had to run some errands and I had brand
new Windows installed in my house!
That's my favorite part! :o) The house I live in
was built in 1950 and when I came here to
Utah and saw this house it was Summer and
soooo pretty outside that I never thought
twice about looking at the windows.... Well
we moved into this house on Dec. 1st 2005...
Which was a very cold day and I hadn't noticed
much because I was moving in... then we had snow...
and then it got colder and colder over the past 5 yrs. of living
here that.... FINALLY I noticed the TERRIBLE windows
we had! Sooo we finally had them replace yesterday and
they are BEAUTIFUL and they should help to keep
my house warm this winter! It only took me 5 yrs. to
do this! But it's certainly going to be worth it this yr.
And the best part is that I can actually OPEN the windows
without my hands getting chopped off due to the
windows not being able to stay open on their own! LOL
I'm soooo happy it's done!
Enough about my Windows, here is today's card! :o)

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Card Stock, Ink, Stamp, Ribbon (SU)
Designer Paper - DCWV Spring Stack (Last years)
Apron Lace Border Punch - Fiskar
Stickles - Fruit Punch
Cartridge - Create a Critter (Poodle) Cut @3 1/4"
Lacy Labels (Scallop Oval) I used DS - Size is 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"

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The Sentiment is from the "Well Scripted" SU Stamp set

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Here you can see the added layers and
some of the inking... The Poodle is
just too cute! I hope you all like it!
Thanks for taking a peek,
let me know what ya think!
Miislucky should be feeling better
tomorrow so you should see something from her!
Enjoy the rest of your week! :o)