Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rock On!

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!
I can't believe we are heading into another
weekend so fast! We even have really nice
Spring weather to go along with it! Now it
just needs to stay this way.... Crossing toes and
fingers! Maybe even my eyes! :o) I have a quick
and simple project for ya today! I decided to make
a Masculine card... I LOVE making masculine cards....
I always need them with my family so it just kind
of comes easy! :o) Here ya go!

Card Stock, Ink, Stamp, Stampin' Write Marker - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Crate Paper
Cartridge - Indie Art (Guitar) Cut @ 3 1/2"
(Stars) Cut @ 1 1/4" (3x's)
Corner rounder - WeR Memory
Dimensionals to make the Guitar and Stars POP!

Well that's pretty much it for me this week!
I hope you've all enjoyed coming by and taking a look!
I hope you have a wonderful week/weekend!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Awards.... Awards...

Boy oh boy lots of awards going around like crazy...
I've received 2 awards... (1) came from 3 different
people... WOW! I just want to THANK everyone who
stops by My sister's and My Blog.... My Sister doesn't
post as much as me on here, but she is here and she and I both
appreciate all the comments we get! I Love checking out
everyone's blogs when I get free time... There is soooo
much crafty talent out there... I'm always in AWWWEEE
of Everyone's work! :o) So here are the awards and the
wonderful gals that gave it to me! :o)

I want to Thank
They are all wonderfully talented ladies and
I appreciate this award... The rules for this
award are as follows... Thank the person(s) who gave you this award!
Write 7 things about yourself!
Send it to 15 other bloggers...
Well I won't be sending it out to 15 other bloggers (Sorry)
There is just sooo much talent out there that it would be
hard to do that.... :o)
But I will list 7 things about myself...
1. I thought my Husband was married when
he asked for my Phone Number to go on a date
2. I LOVE drinking COKE
3. My Favorite Color is BLUE
4. I LOVE shopping online for the best deals!
5. I LOVE sleeping in and staying up late!
6. I have a HUGE addiction to Punches!
7. I have 142 Circut Cartridge...... :o)

I want to Thank
She is super wonderful and I LOVE checking
out her blog and so should all of you if you haven't already!
The rules are to thank the person that gave you this
award and link it back to them
Award it to people who stop by your blog and
leave comments often! Now this I will do because
there are a couple of wonderful ladies who come by ALL
the time and are sweet as can be! And I could not thank
them enough for showing there support in me! :o)
Sharon -
Stephanie -
Jovan -
Tanya -
Now... Gloria also comes here all the time
but I don't want to send the award back to her
after she just got it... But I do want to send her another
Shout out! Because she does come here and leave
comments all the time! Thanks Gloria! :o)
Tanya also just received this award so I won't send it to
her again... but she is awesome and always leaves such
wonderful comments too! Thanks Tanya! :o)

Thanks again everyone! Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone!
How's it going so far? Me? Well I'm trying to figure out
how to use my Imagine and my gypsy together....
That card I told you about that I had designed....
Well I thought it would be neat to just color and cut all
the pieces out with my I... Well I've been trying to
figure it out and I can't so far... I went to yahoo for
help and still don't get it. Someone told me to look
at my Instruction booklet.. LOL That has noooo
info with the G and the I... I thought maybe they
should read my question first before they assume the
answer... Any who.... Still have nooo clue... I may just
cut it out on my regular machine at this rate! LOL
I even made a gypsy file for it so I could cut it out...
The I will cut it but have no idea how to add color...
Sooo if any of you know PLEASE let me know! :o)
Here's my card for today! I worked on this card over the weekend...

Card Stock , Ink - Stampin' Up
(3) different Designer Papers from Basic Grey
(Blue on face, Word Baby, Background)
Bling - Black Gems for eyes (K & Co.)
Black Zig Pen for face
Cartridge - B is for Boy (Lion)
Cut @ 3 3/4"
(Baby word) Cut @ 1" with Shadow

I wanted to make this card simple and straight to the point.
I think I've pretty much done that.... Don't you? LOL
I'm also entering this into a couple of Challenges....
Paper Cutz Challenge - Use 3 pattern Papers and any colors
and themes you'd like
Cooking with the Cricut - Make something with a Lion or a Lamb on it

Well that's it for me today... I'll be back tomorrow with
another crafty card! At least I hope so! :o)
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ladybug Birthday!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
Mine was busy, busy trying to get all 66 cards
done before Sunday! And I DID IT! Yahoo
for me! :o) I had a blast at my crop til you drop
Friday night... I dropped at 6:30am Saturday Morning...
And I only dropped then because I didn't want to be the only
person there keeping the wonderful store owner up any longer! LOL
Unfortunately I didn't get my other card done... the one I told ya
about that I designed for the Cricut Cardz Challenge and had to
change it because it wouldn't have fit into the color challenge...
But I will have it posted this week for sure! I have it designed so
that part is over I just need to pick some paper and cut...
Sooo, I'm hoping today will be that day... I guess we shall see if
time permits... My youngest is home today sick AGAIN!  I kept
him home last Wednesday cause he was real sick.... it was like
some kind of Stomach flu bug???? Then I sent him to school
the next day cause he was fine and now he has a fever and
a runny nose and a terrible cough... I'm Like WHAT????
And I'm sure his teacher is thinking that too... But I won't
send a sick kid to school so home it is! :o)
I guess I'll show you today's card.... I'm sure you all
can't wait to see it! LOL Here ya go!

What a fun Spring time Card! :o) Here's the speck's!

Card stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny Dots
Designer Paper - DCWV
Stamp, Ink, Punches - Stampin' Up
Signo White Gel Pen
Cartridges -  Create a Critter (Ladybug) Cut @ 3"
(Grass) Cut @ 1" (6 x's)
(Flowers & Colored Buds) Cut @ 1.29 x 4.67 (5 x's)
Wild Card Cartridge (Sun) Cut @ 4" (2 x's)

Here is a side view to show ya all the
dimension in the grass, sun, belly of the
cute little ladybug! :o)

I designed this in my Gypsy when I was away looking
at Colleges with my oldest son. I know your shocked yet again!
But I'm starting to appreciate this toy a little more everyday...
Just don't tell anyone! LOL I still use my design studio
because it's easier to see but this is certainly a handy
gadget for traveling with.... :o)

I'm also putting this in a couple of Challenges:
Birthday Sundaes - You are to make a Spring themed
Birthday card! You MUST have a Birthday greeting or 
sentiment on your card... That is their Main RULE!
My Sheri Crafts - Celebrate Spring
Fantabulous Cricut - Looks Like Spring
BugBites - Make a project with a Bug on it

 Well that's it for me for today...
I'll see ya tomorrow... Have an AWESOME Day!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Picturesque sorrow....

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!
Where has the time gone? It's already
coming to the end of the week... I have
been busy trying to get my cards ready for
tomorrow night... I'm also getting my hair
done today which cuts into my preparing time! LOL
I've got everything cut I think! And I started inking
stuff last night and probably all of today as well.... I'm
just one of those gals who likes to have everything ready
to go so all I'll have to do is put it together... Easy Peasy.... RIGHT?
Not always of course.... I've prepared 66 cards for the crop...
And there are a couple I still wanted to cut and prepare but
I don't think that's gonna happen.... Oh well... more work for
me next week.... no biggy! :o) And my friend Sharon left
me a question in the comment section about the
other card I designed first but didn't work for
yesterdays challenge... She asked if you guys
will get to see it? I hope so! I was trying to
get that one cut but no time so far... I should
have it posted for ya on Monday though...
That's what I'm shooting for... and who knows
maybe I'll be lucky and it fits into a couple
of challenges! LOL Boy that would be AWESOME! :o)
I'll just keep dreaming on that one! :o) Here's my card for today!

Card Stock, Ink, Stamp, Scallop Border Punch - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Crate Paper
Cartridge - Picturesque (Flower) Cut @ 3 1/4" (Flipped)
 I also used the shadow feature, then cut the Rose Bud (2x's)

Well that's it for me this week... Be on the look out
for my sister Mi-Mi (Miislucky) she should have
something to show you... I know she is playing
with her Imagine... Soooo maybe she has made
something with it! :o) Enjoy the rest of your
Week/Weekend! Have an AWESOME Day!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring time Card Color Challenge....

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today is Cricut Cardz Challenge #67!
You are to make a Card for Spring using
the colors Pink, Green, & White ONLY
with any cartridges you like! At first I was like
WHAT??? Hummm..... I started designing a card
in my Design Studio and it came out cute or
so I think anyway.. :o) But realized it would not
work for this color challenge.... Soooo, back to the
drawing board (so to speak) And I came up with a design
I thought would work best for this particular challenge!
I hope you all like it cause I really do! Here's my DT Card! :o)

Card stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Stampin' Up, DCWV, Making Memories
Cartridges - Pooh & Friends (Clouds) Cut @ 1 1/2" (2x's)
Create a Critter (Flowers) Cut @ 2" (6x's)
April Showers (Butterflies) Cut @ 1 1/4", 1 1/2" Flipping (1)
Signo Gel Pen for dots around Butterflies

Here is a side view to show you all
the dimension I did on this card...
I HAD to ink the edges and I HAD to
pop everything up... I tell ya... I think this
card SHOUTS SPRING! But then again that
may be me doing the shouting! tehehehe
Well I hope you liked my card and now it's your turn!
to see what the other amazingly talented design team has done
and join in on the fun! I'll try to stop by and say Hi! :o)
Have an AWESOME Day!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hoppy Easter....

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I hope your week is going well...
I'm very busy cutting out pieces for my
cards that I've designed... It's the end of the month
so that means it's time for my Monthly Crop til
you drop Friday night... I look forward to going and
seeing the lovely ladies that live here in town.... And
since I prefer making cards (they make Layouts) I like
to have a stack of cards to take with me to put together....
Sooo, that is what I'm doing all this week... cutting, and cutting
and designing, and cutting some more! LOL
Hopefully by Thursday, I will have all my cards ready
to go for Friday night! That is my goal anyway...
Today's project is the card I made for my card Swap...
This month's theme was to make an Easter Card! :o)

Happy Easter Stamp - My Pink Stamper
Face Stamp - Peachy Keen (PK490) Everyday Assortment
Embossing Folder - Quickutz (Flowers) Folder
Cartridge - Simply Charmed (Bunny Outfit)
Cut @ 3" Use the #7 on the Overlay & Shift Key
Card stock, Designer Paper, Ink, Punches,
Sizzix Top Note Die - ALL Stampin' Up

I thought it came out so cute! I like the fun bright colors...
Well thanks for stopping by! :o)
Have an AWESOME Day!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Day Card....

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a Marvelous weekend!
I did a few things here and there..... mostly
played with my new toy! I broke down and
bought the Cricut Imagine! I just couldn't resist
the great sale they offered on it... Well... Technically
my Hubby said to just get it as my Birthday Present...
My Birthday is next month and he figured with the
price they offered and my Cricut Circle member discount
it was well worth the price and it may never get that low again!
So I ordered it and I even have a spot for it... For now that is! :o)
Still not a fan of the ink cartridges they use... 3 in 1 ink cartridges are
not my favorite type of ink cartridges... but it prints and cuts
nicely!  :o) At least I know I'm not the only one who got this machine!
My sister miislucky (Mi-Mi) also got this machine...
Sooo, I'm pretty sure you will see projects from
both of us using this new TOY! :o) For now here is
a project using my FAVORITE tool my CRICUT EXPRESSION!

Card stock, Ink, Sentiment, Round Punches _ Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - SEI (Scrap paper)
Cartridges - Four Legged Friends (Doggie) Cut @ 4"
Paper Pups (Hat, Presents) Cut @ 2" each
This is a 4 3/4" Square Card...

I'm also entering this card into a couple of Challenges.... 
Birthday Sundaes Challenge - "Anything Goes Birthday Card"!
This is a brand New Challenge Blog...
In Fact this is their very first Challenge... They only
do BIRTHDAY type Challenges and you MUST put
a Birthday Greeting or Wording on the card to qualify.
I LOVE this idea for a Challenge blog so I will
be participating in their Challenges weekly! :o)
PaperCutz Challenge - Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Make a Birthday Card
Today is Robin's Birthday over at Fantabulous Cricut and it's
also the Blogs 1st Birthday as well... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Robin!!
BBTB2 - Paisley Cartridge (Dashhound Image) OR
Any doggie if you don't have that Cartridge!
So head on over to their blogs and get all the details
and I look forward to seeing what you create! :o)
Have an AWESOME Day!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!
Happy St. Patrick's Day too! :o) I am
actually part Irish... But I don't wear green
on St. Patrick's day... WHY? Who Knows...
I just don't.... When I was a kid I did and I would
wear a button that said Kiss Me I'm Irish! Now....
I get a Kiss whenever I want! LOL Thanks
to the Hubby! :o) Soooo today is dedicated to
all those who are Irish or those who Celebrate it!

Cartridge - Celebrate with Flourishes
#9 Cut @ 2" w/ Shadow
Card Stock, Ink, Word Window Punch - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - I think it's some older Bo Bunny???
Ribbon - Papertrey Ink
Bling - Bazzill
Sentiment - Computer Generated

I'm also entering this card into a couple of Challenges:
Cooking with Cricut - Make something with 2 shades of green
More Than Favors - Anything that is St. Patrick's Day themed
My Sheri Crafts - Anything that is St. Patrick's Day

I hope you like my Card! Have a Wonderful
St. Patrick's Day! I'll get to work on some more
Challenges! :o)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Photo Frame Welded...

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Boy... I've missed ya! :o) Well I'm back from
my trip up North and I was actually without a computer the
entire time.... I think I was having withdrawals... :o)
I 'm glad I went to check out the school my son will
be attending in the fall and help him look for an apartment
as well.... They had some really nice places and some not so
nice places.... I'm sure you all can relate to that! :o) We then
went further North to get some much needed shopping done...
And not the crafting kind I would have liked to do but shopping
none the less! We even stopped for my Husband to get his eyes
examined... After his test he was not happy to hear what the
Optometrist had to say.... He needs Bifocals!!! Yes I said it and
he's not gonna be happy I wrote that... but it's the truth! He thinks
because he needs them that he's getting OLD! I laughed of course because
that is soooo not true... My husband has always had poor vision and knowing
that he need Bifocals really didn't surprise me... I'm just glad it will help him
to read items better... My son and I had to tease him of course... It was just fun
to watch him get all upset over glasses... To me that's nothing compared to all
the medical issues he has faced over the last 7 years.... So this is a walk in the park!
 I'm gonna dedicate this post to him! I made a home decor project last week
and I wanted to post it to show you... Here it is and I hope you like it! :o)

Can you believe it... I used my GYPSY on this project!
I know, I know, SHOCKER! For me to! LOL
Any who... here's the specks:

Cartridges - George & Basic Shapes
(Shane & Rectangle Shape)
Lacy Labels (Shape #5 on keypad)
Happy Hauntings (Backside stand)
Shift, Layer 1

Here is a side view for ya, to see the stand in action!
I used chipboard for the frame and stand
Got it from the back of a DCWV stack!
Designer Paper is the NEW My Mind's Eye
Stella & Rose (Gertie)

Here is the back to show you that I took Shane's
name and flipped it in the designer paper...
I didn't want any chipboard to show, so I also covered
the back and the stand as well....
The picture is 4x6 and it's a picture of
Shane from our cruise we took a couple of years ago!

Well... that's it for me today! I gotta get 16 cards
done for my card swap tomorrow... Yes I know I'm
a SLACKER!!! But trust me... it will get done! :o)
Thanks for stopping by and thanks everyone for
leaving me comments... I so enjoy reading them! :o)
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Twinkle Toes Replacement...

Hello again Everyone! Yes I'm back with my very
last Challenge Project! I think this one is now
my Favorite Card for today! tehehehe...
I was able to get 3 Challenges in this 1 card
yet again! I can't do like some of these other talented
ladies and get 5 or 6 challenges in 1, but I figure
it will happen in due time! For now I'm happy to
just combine a couple with 1 project! :o)

Card Stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - DCWV
Cartridges - Hello Kitty Greetings (Rainbow) Cut @ 2 1/2"
Hello Kitty Font (Ballerina) Cut @ 3 1/2"
ZooBalloo (Grass) Cut using Design Studio (Not sure on size)
Boys will be Boys (Ladybug) Cut @ 1"
Embossed Butterflies - Sizzix Embosslit dies (SU)
White Signo Gel Pen
Flaunt it Fridays - Make something with the Twinkle Toes
Cartridge, if you don't have this cartridge use a similar cut...
I don't own the twinkle toes cartridge and it is mostly
ballerina type of stuff so I decided to use the Ballerina from
the Hello Kitty font cartridge!
You'll have until Thursday March 17th 11:59pm
Jitterbuggin' Challenge - Rainbows....
You are to use a Rainbow, or Rainbow colors and add
a butterfly and emboss something... I added the
Rainbow from the Hello Kitty Greeting Cartridge and I used
Butterflies that are embossed from my Sizzix Die....
You'll have until Tuesday March 15th 11:59pm
BBTB2 - Use the Ladybug from the Boys will be Boys
Cartridge.... If you don't have this cartridge use a Ladybug from a
cartridge you do have. I have this cartridge so I cut out the
ladybug and put him/her in the grass... You'll have 2 weeks to
complete this project... Ends March 20th 11:59pm

Well that's about it for my Challenges this week!
I thank everyone who stops by to say Hi!
I'll be back on here Wednesday so enjoy
the rest of your weekend and have a great WEEK!

Time to Read....

Hello and Happy Saturday Everyone! I know my
sister Mi-Mi has posted already, but I need to get
these challenges out of the way so I can go on my
trip tomorrow! We are going North for my Oldest son.
We plan to go look at the College he will be attending
in the Fall and check out the area/apartments and such!
And then maybe after looking for him we will drive another
hour north to do some shopping! I LOVE that idea! :o)
We probably won't do a ton of shopping but enough to
just enjoy it! Especially since we don't live close to a big city...
Sooo here is one of the Challenges I will be posting today...
I will post the other one a little later and then I'll be done! :o)

Black Card stock & Ink - Stampin' Up
Red, Yellow, Blue Card stock - Bo Bunny Dots
Border Punch - Ek Success
Cartridges - Designer Calender (Clock) Cut @ 3"
April Shower (Worm) Cut @ 2"
Give a Hoot (Apple) Cut @ 1 1/2"
Peachy Keen Face Stamp (PK-754) Critter Faces MED.
White Ribbon - American Crafts
Signo White Gel Pen, Black Zig Pen
Bling Brad - Karen Foster

I really like how this turned out... I'm gonna give it
to my son's teacher as a Thank You card when school
ends in May! I'm just happy I finally used some of
my Bo Bunny Dotted Card Stock... I bought a bunch of it and
it's been sitting for a long while now! Any who...
Here are the Challenges I'm entering this card into:

Cooking with the Cricut - Use a Time piece, Clock or reference to time
on your project! Must use a cricut cut or other die cutting machine cut on it!
 It's a Spring Ahead theme Challenge which ends on
Tuesday March 15th 11:59pm

Paper Cutz Challenge - Use the colors Red, Blue, Yellow, Black &
White ONLY!!!! Any theme you would like! This
Challenge ends on Thursday March 17th at Midnight!

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge - You are to follow this sketch
and use bling somewhere on the card...
You need to link up your project before March 21 st!

Here is the sketch they want you to follow...

I hope you like my project... Thanks for stopping by and
have a great afternoon! :o)