Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrate using my New E2....

Hello and Happy Friday Evening Everyone!
I hope you're having a wonderful Friday night!
I don't know where Mi-Mi's post is today.... So
I thought I would share a project I made using my
Brand New E2 Machine... I used one of the Pre-loaded
Cartridges that come with the machine... I hope ya like it!

Card stock, Ink, Stamps - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - MME (Lemon Twist) My new Fave!
Baker's Twine Assorted Colors
Cartridges - Just a Note (Exclusive to the E2 Machine)
(Banner Tri Fold Card w/Layers) 5 1/2"
Doodletype (Hunter) w/shadow 1"
I welded it in my Gypsy to get the letters
closer together to fit on the card

I made the Pocket Envelope so we can put
either money or a gift card inside it....
I cut the banner out 2x's one going
the reg. direction and the other I flipped
to fit on the inside of the card....

Cartridge - Birthday Bash (Balloons) Cut @ 2 3/4"
I used dimensionals to pop them up some....
(Presents) Cut @ 2 1/2"
Signo White Gel Pen

I made this for my 7 yr. old who's Birthday is next week....
Although My Oldest son's Birthday is tomorrow...
I have yet to get his card done! LOL
Don't worry I'll have it done tonight... :o)
Anyway I do hope you like it... I've also
decided to enter this into the Cricut Circle
blog Challenge.... Gift Card Challenge...
I've never entered any of them so far... so
I thought why not? :o)  I guess
I better get back to work now... See ya soon!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Party Invites....

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!
I hope your week is turning out pretty
darn good! Mine... well... Let's see...
I have a lot of projects to get done and I
really haven't put any effort into doing them.... :o(
That's pretty bad! I have to make some Birthday
cards for my oldest son who will be 18yrs. old Saturday
and I need to make some Birthday cards for my youngest
son who will be 8yrs. old May 4th... I also haven't made
my Mom's Mother's Day card and I have to make a bunch of
High school Graduation Invitations for my oldest son.... Plus
I have several Birthday's this next month that I haven't done....
May is truly my busiest month of the year next to Christmas! LOL
I think the stress is why I haven't done it yet.... although you
all know I will get it done... but I'm feeling like a slacker
right about now! I also had to get a couple of Birthday Invites done
for my youngest son as well... I did get those done last night!
He asked me when he was about 6yrs. old if he could have
a sleep over... and I was like... ummmmm well I think you
need to be 8yrs. old for that! Well guess what!!! YESSS
he remember that faithful day! Soooo... He is going
to have a sleepover Birthday party! I'm only letting him
invite 3 of his friends over for the sleepover because I've
been through this kind of thing with 2 other boys and
know better! hahaha  Anyway here is the invitation
that I made for him to give to his 3 little friends! :o)

Card Stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - MME Lemon Twist (Love It)
Embossing Folder - Polka Dots Small (Cuttlebug)
Cartridges - Beyond Birthdays (You're Invited)
Cut @ 1 3/4" Reg. Feature & Shadow
Boys will Be Boys - (Wii Remote)
Cut @ 3 3/4" (2x's)
(Boyz) Cut @ 2"  (letter O cut out 2x's)
(Circle) Cut @ 3 1/2"

I wanted to show you the dimension I did add... I popped
up the Wii remote and the grey buttons for it... and I
popped up the letter O only... I just wanted to make some
things stand out a little more... I pre-designed this in my DS...
and I also did the inside but because our private
info is on it I chose not to show it! Well??
What do you guys think? I'm lovin' the MME Lemon Twist
paper and thought it would be perfect for this card...
Anyway I guess I better get back to work! LOL
I hope you all have an AWESOME Week/Weekend
and I'll see ya again on Monday! :o)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Today is post 300!!!!

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone!
I just noticed that today's post is my
300th post to date! That's a lot of POSTS!!
And you know in just a short couple of weeks
We will be celebrating our 1st yr. Blogaversary...
And I will be giving away (1) Cartridge a day for 7 days!!!!
How AWESOME is that! I can't wait to celebrate!
But for now.... I will share a card with ya.... :o)

Card Stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - DCWV
Cartridge - Create a Critter
(Tree) was flipped & Cut @ 3" (2x's)
(Monkey) Cut @ 3"
(Vines) Cut @ 3" (3x's)
(Grass) Cut @ 1 1/2" (8x's)

Here is another view to show the Dimension
of the Grass, Tree, Vines... Well that
is it for me today! I'll be back tomorrow
with something to show ya! :o)
Have an AWESOME Day!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cricut E2 Machine! & a Winner!!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone!
I'm sooo super excited today! Today is
the HUGE launch over at HSN for the brand
new Cricut Expression 2 Machine! Did you
guys get yours??? Hummm I DID!!! I'm sooo
excited.... I can't wait to play with this new toy!
I know a lot of you know I recently got the Imagine
but that was a birthday gift from my husband.... and the
new Cricut E2 is a gift from me to me!!! I'm sooooo worth it! LOL
Any who.... I don't have anything to show you today!
WHAT???? I know, I know... I was sooo
involved on the Cricut Boards yesterday and all
the blogs that had a launch party that I didn't
do anything! But.... I do have the WINNER

 You guys remember that giveaway right?
You know the Holiday Cakes cartridge....
Well I guess I will tell ya who won!

Ohhh.... Before I do... I just want to say
"THANK YOU" to everyone who left a comment and
for those who always leave a comment and for
all the new followers.... You guys are just AMAZING!!!

OK...OK.... Don't get pushy.... I'll tell ya who won!
I used and the winner is....

DRUM ROLL.......

JenL said...

Happy Birthday!! Nothing wrong with getting a year older,
it's all perspective! lol My "baby" just turned 20 today and is so happy to be a year older.
I hope you have a great day and enjoy your new toys!!


I'll be back tomorrow with something to show ya!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gift box with scraps???

Hello and Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a marvelous Easter Sunday!
We had lots and lots of rain... so the Egg Hunt was
done indoors... it seems we have them indoors every
year do to the weather here! Rain? Snow? That's
usually the only 2 options! LOL Any who... I made
something that I'm pretty proud of... so I thought I
would share it with all of you! :o) On Saturday night
I was checking out the Cricut Circle MB and they
had a challenge to use up some scraps on your project....
And I thought great cause I do like to use them and then
yesterday the other challenge on there was to use pastel
colors... Doesn't have to be Easter.... So I thought even better!!!!
Sooo This is what I made....

Yesss... a BOX! LOL.. Don't worry there's more to this box...
The Designer paper is scraps and so is almost all
the card stock...

This box took me forever to figure out...
I wanted to use it to put 3 x 3 Tags inside...
after several billion attempts... I managed to come
up with a size that worked for me... YEAAA!

Here are the 3 x 3 Gift Tags I made to put inside the box...
as you can see I just barely had enough Design flower Paper
to do a few these cards... I had a little more stripes... :o)

I even had made these envelopes!!! YES I DID!!
Another time consuming thing... trying to figure out
the right size I could use... I have lots, and lots
of white card stock with all my practice cuts/sizes! LOL
The paper for the envelopes are not scraps...
I had to use full 12 x 12 sheets for them....

 And here is the whole set complete and in the box!
I LOVE how this turned out! Lots and lots of work
on my part.... Figuring out sizes but it turned out lovely
I think! :O) Here's the specks for this set....
Card stock, Ink, Stamps, Glitter Brad, - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - American Crafts & Stampin' Up
Designer paper - Ek Success (Flower, Strips), My Mind's Eye (Envelopes)
Flower Die - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Cartridges - Sweet treats (Cake) Cut @ 2 1/4"
Martha Stewart All Occasions - (Gift) Cut @ 2"
(Cupcake) Cut @ 2"
(Balloons) Cut @ 2 3/4"

I hope you guys like it as much as I do!
Don't forget to sign up for my Cartridge Giveaway... It
ends today!! :o) I'm also going to put this in the Challenges over at:

Birthday Sundaes - Create birthday gift packaging, party favor,
invitation, cupcake toppers/wrappers, banners,
treat boxes, etc. Anything for a Birthday Party!
This is a Gift tag set... So I think it should work
for their Challenge... :o)
My Sherri Crafts - 3D Gift Item
Thanks for stopping by
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stinky Baby....

Hello and Happy Thursday everyone!
I hope you are all in good spirits today!
Today is my Monthly Card Swap and normally
I'm a procrastinator when it comes to getting these
cards done! WHY? Don't know.... But I am... USUALLY!
But today... I will shock you with the fact that they are DONE!
And.... I've had them done for over 2 weeks now! Yes my mother
is reading this in disbelief! HA HA! It's TRUE! Soooo normally
I don't post them until after the swap sooo nooo snoopy people
(AKA MOM) can see them until tonight! LOL
This months theme is Baby Card - your choice
(Girl) use only Brown, Pink, Green
(Boy) use only Green, Blue, Yellow
Neutral color is white... Yes this is easy....
That's because a lot of the card swap gals
are fairly new so I don't want to give them
to hard of a challenge to do! Yes I'm nice like that! LOL
Any who... Since they like to do mostly girly cards
I rather do boy ones... sooo here is my card for the swap!

Here are the speck's...
Card stock, Ink, Stamp, Blue Gingham Ribbon (Stampin' Up)
Punch - Martha Stewart
Everything else Nursery Tails (Cricut Imagine)
This is a 4 3/4" square Card and the layers are 1/4" smaller
Skunk Background & extra Skunk Cut @ 3"

Here is a side view to show the added Dimension...
I popped up the scenery and then popped up the skunk...
I had to make 17 of these cards... 16 for the swap and
(1) I always keep for myself.... Anyway I hope you
like it... I'm sure my friends at the swap will cause
none of them have an Imagine! I'm probably the
only one in this town with one... and that's ok with me! :o)
 I'll be back here on Monday!!!
Oh and before I forget... I hope everyone has
a blessed EASTER!!! :o)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mother's Day Card Challenge...

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I hope your week is going great! Today over
We have a Mother's Day Challenge! Use any cartridge you
like and just make a Mother's Day Card! How easy is that?
Mother's Day is just around the corner and why not
make one now and have it in plenty of time to
give to someone you love who is a Mother!
Well Here's Mine and I hope you like it!

Card Stock, Stamp, Ink - Stampin' Up
Glimmer Mist - Waterslide on the Blue Circle
Everything else was done using Lori's Garden
Imagine Cartridge - (Bird) Cut @ 1 1/2" (3x's)
(Blue Circle) Cut @ 3 1/2"
(Sun Shape) Cut @ 3 1/2"
(Bird Cage Background) Cut @ 3 3/4x 5
(Orange/Red Background) Cut @ 4 x 5 1/4
(Top Note Shape) Cut @ 1 x 3 3/4

Here is a close up to show the Glitter from
the Glimmer mist spray I used...

A side view to show the added layers to
the bird and flowers....

And YES I did the inside yet again! I added another
bird to the inside and a strip of the Orange/Red
Background Paper.... The sentiment is computer
generated from my Hallmark Program..... I made
this for my Mother in Law... I plan on making a
different one for my mom.... Since she comes here
to see our blog I thought it would be best not to
show hers! :o) Now that you've seen what I've
made for Mother's Day, head on over to
and Check out what the other Design Team
members have created.... and Join us for some fun!
I'll try to stop by and say (Hi) if you do! :o)
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Here comes Peter Cottontail.....

Good Morning and Happy Day Everyone!
I want to start out by saying "THANK YOU" to
everyone who has left comments for my Birthday!
Crafter's are the BEST people in the WORLD!!!
If you're looking for my Giveaway click HERE!
I had the Best Birthday Yesterday and I just enjoyed
it even more hanging with my Peeps! :o)
Today I have a card for ya that I designed about
1 1/2 weeks ago in my Design Studio... I had
an idea on the paper/colors I was gonna used but was
just a little lazy about cutting it out until last night! :o)
Soooo here is today's Card!

Card Stock, Ink, Stamp, Punches - Stampin' Up
Designer papers - K & Co, DCWV,
Elise (Imagine Patterns Cartridge) by Cosmo Cricket
Bling - KaiserCraft
Gingham Bow - Martha Stewart
Signo White Gel Pen
Cartridges - George & Basic Shapes (Rectangle welded)
Easter - (Scallop welded to Rectangle)
(Bunny) Cut @ 2 1/2" (2x's)
(Flowers) Cut @ 1 1/2 (flipped one)
(Grass) Cut @ 2.069 x 1" using DS
(Eggs) Cut @ 1" (14x's)

Here is a side view showing all the added
dimension I used between all the layers....

And YES! I did the inside yet again...
I liked the idea of adding more eggs to the
inside of the card for a more festive look! :o)

I'll be entering this card in a couple of Challenges....
Fantabulous Cricut - Make a project with a
bunny or chick on it
My Sheri Crafts - Any Kind of Bunnies
PCC Challenge - Easter
More than Favors - Easter Theme
Cooking with the Cricut - Easter Theme
Creative Critterz Imagination - Easter Theme

Well this it for me.... I hope you like my card!
Thanks for stopping by and have an

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!
I'm so excited today! Today is my BIRTHDAY!!!!
YEAAA for me! I don't mind getting older so I don't mind
saying it's my Birthday and celebrating it! :o) Soooo
Since it's my Birthday I thought I would do a giveaway!!!
I got the Imagine as my Birthday gift from my Hubby....
And I've been saving up for the Cricut Expression 2 that's
coming out next week... That's my gift to me! Sooo I thought
I would share the LOVE and give away a Cartridge!!! I'll
give you all the info below... But first here is my Birthday
Card that I made using a sketch I got from the Cricut MB.
Made this sketch to Challenge the Circle Members...
They do this every week and I've never participated until now....
Here's the Sketch she designed:

  Now here's my version of it:
Card Stock, Ink, Stamp - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - DCWV Black Currant (I'm in LOVE with this Paper)
Black Bling - K & Co.
Black Zig Pen
Fiskar Border Punch
Crop a Dile Corner rounder Punch
Cartridges - Celebration (Gift) Cut @ 2" (2'xs)
Lacy Labels - (Circle) Cut @ 2 1/2"
(Scallop Circle) Cut @ 3"
Here's a close up of the gift with the tag...

Side view to show the Dimension....

And YES I did the inside too... The Sentiment
is Computer Generated from my Hallmark Program....
I'm also putting this into a challenge over at
Birthday Sundaes - Anything Goes

Sooo Now on with the GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Since it is my Birthday... I thought I would
giveaway a Holiday Cakes Cartridge!!!

I only ask that you BE A FOLLOWER or BECOME ONE and leave me
(1) Comment under this post with a way for me to reach you...
That's all... Easy Peasy! I will pick a winner next week....
Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi! I'm gonna go
and enjoy my Birth-DAY!!!! :o)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Occasions Birthday....

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!
I hope your week has gone really well!
I'm so thrilled the weekend is coming...
I still feel tired from my trip, so does my
hubby and my kids... Maybe by Monday
I will feel awake and ready to rock n roll! LOL
But for now I will share with you a Masculine
Birthday card I had made, using the sketch from
Pagemaps.... It's also the same Sketch that Emma was
using over at My Creative Time for her throwback
Thursday Challenge last week! I actually made this card before
her challenge and since I used my cricut on it...
I could not enter it into her challenge... But that's ok
Cause I really like how mine turned out! :o)

Card Stock, Stamp, Ink, Border Punch - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Fancy Pants
Signo White Gel Pen
Cartridge - Martha Stewart
Holiday Cakes (Car) Cut @ 1 3/4"

It was a quick and easy card to make and
It's perfect for Father's Day as well...
Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day
and an AWESOME Weekend!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Springy Egg Hippity Hop!

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I am finally back and I've missed all of you
and visiting your blogs! I didn't take a computer
with me cause I didn't want it to distract me from
visiting with the hubby's family! We had a wonderful
time and the wedding was interesting! LOL He got married
at a church in New Mexico that happen to marry 50 other
couples as well... All at the same time! Some were just renewing
their vows while others were getting married for the first time...
They even had a news crew there and they interviewed all the couples...
But Only my BIL was shown on the news that night! We all watched it
and cheered for him... :o) Enough about my trip... :o)
Here is my project for today! :o)

Card Stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Papers - Bo Bunny  
Face Stamp - Peachy Keen
EK Success Circle Punch for the Sun 1 1/2"
Cartridges - Easter 2010 (Pink Dotted Egg) Cut @ 1"
Create a Critter - (Bunny) Cut @ 4 1/4"
(Basket) Cut @ 1 1/4", (Grass) Cut @ 1" (6x's)
(Sun) Cut @ 2"

Here is the side view to show the added dimension....
I Popped up the sun and the grass...
Well I hope you like my Card for today...
I'm going to put this in a couple of Challenges...

BBTB2 - Easter Solutions Cartridge and or an Egg
Paper Cutz Challenge - Cricut Cut Image of a Bunny, lamb, Chick, Easter Egg
Paper Playtime - Weather (Use Sunshine, rain, rainbows, Clouds)
Fantabulous Cricut - Make a project that's Springy and use Pink, Green, Yellow

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow...
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Easter Blog Hop Winner!!!!!

Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to
everyone who joined in the blog hop
with all of us gals.... and THANK YOU
for leaving such wonderful comments!
The crafting world has the BEST people in it
and I'm soooo grateful to be apart of it! :o)
Well Before I leave for my trip I thought I
would just announce the winner of my
Easter Blog Hop Giveaway!!!!

Ready????? Random.Org selected....

#14!!!! That's - Sherrie K. who said:
I love your card...Chocolate bunny is adorable!!
Beautiful job and I love the details! Thanks for a chance to win!
I am a new follower of yours,
would love for you to pop over to my blog and follow too:)

Thanks again Everyone! I'll be back Next Wednesday...
My sister Mi-Mi should be popping up the next few days
with projects to showcase....
Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Baby Wagon...

Hello and Happy Thursday Everyone!
If you're looking for the Cricut Cardz Easter
Blog hop, Click Here!
How is everyone doing today?
It's been an interesting week so far and
I've just been preparing for my trip...
Can't wait to get on the open road
and hopefully go somewhere warmer.... :o)
Here is today's project! :o)

OK... I have to admit... I think this came out soooo
stinkin' CUTE! tehehehe here's the specks!

Card Stock, Ink, Word Stamp, Punches - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - DCWV
Purple Gingham - My Stash
Bling - Bazzill
Face Stamp - Peachy Keen
Cartridge - Sugar & Spice (Wagon) Cut @ 2 1/2" (2x's)
(Baby Bottle, Teddy Bear, Elephant) Cut @ 1 3/4"

Now here is the side view to show you I did the
same thing as I did with yesterdays Easter Card...
I cut out the wagon and glued it down to the card....
then added the bear, bottle, elephant... Then I used
dimensionals to pop up part of the wagon... So
it looks like the items are sitting in the wagon...
Or at least that's what I was going for! LOL

Well that's it for me this week... I'll be back
next Wednesday... My sister Mi-Mi should
be here to show you some of her creations!
Enjoy the rest of your week/weekend!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!