Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge #122

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone! Well...
Today is a big day! Why you ask? Well let me tell ya....
It's Challenge day over at 
and this is my very last Design Team card for them! 
Yesss... I'm very sad about it.... 
It has been a very long and hard decision on my 
part... I LOVED designing for Mary and working with an
AWESOME Design Team... I will miss everyone 
 terribly! Soooo, let's get on with the challenge today!

"Tis the Season" Make a Christmas Card using
the "CARD" Feature from any cartridge!

This will be the last card for the year
from Cricut Cardz... Mary let's everyone take
a holiday break at this time. And the team
will return in January for more fun Challenges!

Here's the card I created for this challenge.

Cartridges: Art Philosophy (Card Shape), Scallop Border
Cut @ 4 3/4", 4 1/2", 4 1/2 x 3/4"
Scandinavian Christmas Cards - (Ornament) Cut @ 2"
Mini Monograms - (Scallop Circle) Cut @ 4 1/2"
Wild Card - (Sentiment) Cut @ 5" 2x's

Card stock - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon - My Stash
Gem Snowflake - Oriental Trading

I also have some more sad news to share....
This will be my last blog post. For how long?
I honestly don't know.... I've made it no
secret that work has been really busy, and
it's been very difficult for me to do the million
and 1 things I have to do daily... Soooo, after
lots of soul searching.... I decided to stop blogging
for awhile.... I mean... really... I haven't been fair to
my blog or my wonderful blogging friends.... SO
for the time being... I will no longer be posting
on this site... Now I did speak with my sister about
all of this and she said she would do her best
to continue the blog and posting.... But as for me...
It will probably be a long time before I can get back 
to blogging... If I get any free time, I will still try
to visit my blogging friends... I just hope you all
understand why I'm doing this, and this decision
was not easy for me to make... But I gotta do what's
best for me & my family right now.... and this is it!

I will miss everyone dearly, and I can't 
enough for supporting me and this blog!
I wish everyone a Wonderful
Christmas & a Blessed New Year!

Have an AWESOME day!!!!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone! How's your week
going so far? Any of you have snow yet? Surprisingly
we haven't had any! I personally don't mind it...
 I know we need it... especially  for the farmers around here, They do!
Sooo, yeah I feel a little bad about it! :o) 
Just not that bad!
Here's another card for ya...

Just like yesterday's card... This is another
99 cent Silhouette card. I added a couple
of things... and I took the tree from the outside
of the card, and put it inside the card...
Couldn't see wasting it... :o)

Thanks again for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Holly Christmas.....

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone! I can't believe it's December Already...
How many of you have your holiday shopping done already??? Hummm...
Me? Well.... not even close to being done yet! :o) Let's hope I get done before
Dec. 25th! LOL Here's a holiday card for ya!

 Ok.... I must confess! This card is a
99 cent card from Silhouette! Yup!
They had a bunch of wonderful holiday
card designs... so I bought them.... I only had
to choose my paper, ribbon, embellishments....
Makes for a FAST card, I tell ya! :o)

  Thanks so much for stopping by &
leaving a comment.... I LOVE reading them!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Circles.....

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all
had a FABULOUS Holiday Weekend! I guess the kick
off to Christmas has begun with lots of people shopping
and decorating for the season..... I know we did some decorating.....
Not the shopping part as yet, but I think I still have time to shop
before the big day! :o) Did you guys have fun with family
for the Thanksgiving Holiday? I hope so.... :o)
Here's a simple card to share with you today...

I created this card for my Monthly Card Swap....
I used My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up
and my Cameo... I popped up the Tree and the
red Circle then added some twine.... And there ya go....
A quick, simply Christmas Card!
I hope you like my card.... :O) Thanks so
much for stopping by today! Have an

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Speaking of Christmas CC # 121

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone! Sorry I've been MIA Again!
I've been soooo busy at the store, trying to prepare for Black Friday!
This is my very first Black Friday as a store owner... so I'm trying to
get as much stuff out as possible for my customers.... we've actually
been really busy already and I'm thrilled with all the shopping going
on at my store... But with shopping goes a lot more work on my part...
We've been getting donations daily... and not 1 or 2 bags either... lots
and lots of them... So I'm trying really hard to keep up with that and
price & put out ALL my holiday stuff.... I bought new shelves to use
for the large amount of Christmas items I have.... Sooo... I've just been
a busy little bee! I'm actually going to have the next several days off, so
hopefully I'll have some free time to go visit all my blogging friends that
I've been neglecting! :o)
I'm sure you didn't come here to hear about my busy work life...
Today is CHALLENGE DAY over at:
Mary is challenging everyone to make a Christmas Card
using a Christmas word or Phrase from any cartridge!
That should be easy enough for everyone to do!
(Just make sure you use your Cricut!)
Here's what I created....

Cartridges used - Art Philosophy (Scallop Circle) 2"
Wild Card (Merry Christmas) 3 1/4"
Paper Trimmings (Snowflake) 2"
Card stock - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Heidi Grace
Embossing Folder - Lg. Snowflake (Provo Craft)
Baker's Twine
Brown Gems - Doodlebug
Snowflake Gem - Oriental Trading
Star Dust Stickles
Scallop Border - Stampin' Up
Glimmer Mist - Winter Wishes set

Now that you've seen what I created....
It's your turn! Go and make a fabulous card so I can
stop by to say HI! Don't forget to checkout the
rest of the Design Teams work.... It's truly wonderful!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I wish you ALL
a FABULOUS THANKSGIVING with friends & Family!
Have an AWESOME WEEK!!!!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Masculine Birthday Wishes...

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone! YEA!!! It's the middle of the
week already! Looking forward to Friday! :O) Thanks for the ideas
Debbie & Stephanie.... But that just sounds like more work! tehehehhe
You know I'm kidding! :O) I actually did get something started... Soooo
I do have something to take with me to the crop! In the mean time
here's a quick card! :o)

I created this using My Digital Studio
& my Silhouette yet again!
I made this a month ago when I had plenty
of ink to work with! LOL
I used digital stamps and Designer paper
I like the neutral colors for men/boys....

Anyway... Gotta run! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Rock-a-bye baby....

Hello and Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a
fabulous weekend! Mine was kind of boring.... I made 2 loaves
of bread and got my DT cards done and then I was suppose to
work on Christmas cards cuz I'm going to the crop til ya drop
this Friday... And well.... I just didn't make anything! NOTHING!!!
What the heck am I suppose to take with me to an all niter crop?
I started to work with my silhouette and then I was having trouble with
my mouse... or maybe it was me.... I kept clicking on something I wanted
to do then it would click to something else... I was like WHAT???
So after lots of frustration I said forget it... and I stopped... Then I realized
I was low on ink for my printer, so I couldn't design anything in
My digital Studio.... Remember I don't live in or near a big city, so I
can't just run to the store when I run out of something.... :o(
So today I'm off from work too and I just don't feel like making
anything... I guess I'm going to the crop to chat all night long....
Not that that's a bad thing either.... but I was really hoping to start
on some Christmas cards.... Oh well... maybe next year! LOL
I do have a card for ya today..... :o)
I created this card before I went on my trip....
I used My Digital Studio (from Stampin' Up)
 and my Cameo.... Added some Bakers Twine and
popped up the scallop & boat and there ya go.... :o)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude...

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone! How's your
week going so far? We are 1/2 way thru the week and
I can see the weekend calling my name already! :o) 
I'm busy getting ready for the Holiday Season at work...
I've got an entire storage unit full of Christmas Decorations
& things.... So hopefully I can get a lot of it up and out of the
store this year! Let's hope anyway! :o)
Today is Challenge day over at:
Mary's challenging everyone to make a 
card for Thanksgiving, using any colors
or cartridges you'd like! EASY PEASY!!!!
(Just make sure you use your Cricut)

Here's the card I created for this weeks challenge:

I actually made this design while I was on 
my cruise..... I brought my Gypsy with me
on my trip... I figured I was gonna have some
nice down time... So I started working on some Fall/Thanksgiving & Christmas card designs!


And YES!!! I used an Action Wobble on it!
Card stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny
Designer Paper - Imaginisce
Chocolate Baker's Twine, Jute
Orange Button - Papertrey Ink
Stamp - Pink by Design
Ink - Stampin' Up
Cartridges: Art Philosophy (Shape) Cut @ 3/12"
(Scallop Border) Cut @ 4 x 1/2"
(Banner) Cut @ .93 x 2 1/2"
Elmo & Friends Holiday (Elmo) Cut @ 3 1/4"

Well, now that you've seen what I created,
it's your turn to make something so I can
stop by to say HI!!! Don't forget to check 
out what the rest of the design team created
cuz they're all AMAZING!!! :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Thank Ewe...

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all
had a wonderful weekend! Mine was busy with crafting
and baking.... I honestly don't know how the women back
in the day could stand to be in the kitchen ALL DAY LONG!
I do it every Sunday and man... it's EXHAUSTING! :o)
Well, today I have a card to show ya....

A friend of mine asked me to make her
some thank you cards. Her children give them 
out to the people who purchase their animals
during the county fair. She asked me
right before I was leaving on my trip...
So, this is what I created....

I made her some last year as well...
that card can be seen HERE!

She told me I could make the same 
card as last year, but I like to change it up
a little... I didn't change the sheep cuz
she told me she really likes this cut.... :o)

  Any way... Thanks for stopping by
& taking a look! :o)
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Birthday Gift!

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone! Heck....
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you! :o) Today is a very
special day for one of my very special friends! She
was born on Halloween! What a surprise that must
have been to her parents! LOL Any way... I've told ya
that I needed to get something made for her and I had
pretty much 1 day to do it in..... I know, I know... Terrible
friend! It's NOT like I didn't know when her birthday was...
It's totally easy to remember! Or so you'd think! LOL
Well, since I only had so much time to do it in
here is what I created for her....

I had this can and said to myself... self
you could totally make something out of this can
which is how this whole thing got started! LOL
(Bear Cut @ 6")

Create a Critter sooo, that's what inspired
me to design this with that in mind! I told her
I had gotten this cartridge (Create a Critter 2) 
and it's on her list of cartridges to get, 
so I thought it would be
fun to cut out some of the animals and put them
on the can for her.... The inside is filled
with crafting stuff...
(Owl cut @ 6")

Of course it turned out a little
differently than what I had in mind...
But since time really wasn't on my side
I just went with it.... :o)
(Turtle Cut @ 6")

I added gems, stickles, ribbon, twine,
googlie eyes, action wobbles to all of them
(Bee cut @ 6")

Designer paper is DCWV, I used 2 12x12 sheets 
to cover the entire can & lid..... I added some
ribbon as the border around the top & bottom
of the can, which now I'm not sure why I did???
(Ghost cut @ 4")

Then, I HAD to make her a card to go
along with what I started.... The card is
cut from my Cameo, so are the words....
The Spider is from Create a Critter 2
Cut @ 2 3/4"

I HAD to fancy up the inside a little
for my girlfriend... She's totally worth
doing the inside of a card! :o) The Monster
was cut @ 2 3/4" , the stamp is from 
My Creative Time... The inside saying is
from my Hallmark program....

Well, let's hope she likes it! Thanks so
much for stopping by and seeing what I
created for my friend! I hope everyone has 
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trick or Tweet!!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone! What... 2 days in a row I'm posting????
What's wrong with me? Well.. let's see... Halloween is TOMORROW already!
and I really haven't made hardly any Halloween cards this year.... That's totally
unusual for me! But I've had a busy month, so that's my excuse... :o) And since
tomorrow is Halloween, I thought I would share my last 2 creations with you,
before November 1st! :O) Yesterday I showed you my card for my September
Monthly card swap. Sooo now I thought I would show ya October's card
for our monthly card swap... We were to make a card for Fall/
Halloween/ or Thanksgiving... Here's mine...

I tried several times to get a good photo, but for
some strange reason, this card did not want it's
picture take! UGH! Sorry about that! Any who...
The moon was cut with Bazzill shimmer CS and then
I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swirls Folder....
I flood filled the tree/fence with some designer
paper in my Cameo program, printed it out and let my
Cameo do the rest! The dotted designer paper is from
DCWV.... And the Tweety is a print design from
my cameo as well.... I printed & cut Tweety out
2x's and popped him up on the fence....
I created the tag myself and used an eyelet &
some bakers twine to tie it together.... The stamp is
from My Craft Spot..... I inked around all the edges.....
Well that's all I have for today! Come back tomorrow
to see the project I made for my girlfriend whose
Birthday is on HALLOWEEN!!!! Yesss... I got it all
done yesterday... I had the day off, so it was a MUST! :o)
Thanks sooo much for stopping by....
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Book print Butterfly....

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Remember in my last post I said I had ALL day Saturday to create... Well
I spent ALL day trying to make 1 thing! UGH!!! I mean I had to make 12 of
them, but it was 1 design! Go figure... Of course I took some time out to hang
with my family too, so that was some of it, then I stopped working on the card
set and started to read a book on my new Kindle Fire HD! Which I'm now in
LOVE with! It's my Christmas present to me from me! I'm so nice! LOL
I also got one for my hubby! I bought him the original kindle fire last year for
Christmas and he loved it and so did I... I've been wanting one ever since I got
him his! Then Amazon came out with the New Kindle Fire HD and WOW!!! I sooo
love it more than the other one! :o) Since we both got one, we decided to give
my youngest my hubby's old one... I got him a new green case for it... (Green's
his favorite color) so were gonna surprise him with it for Christmas along with
some other things he asked for.... :o) I know, I know... you're saying
THERESA we haven't even had Halloween yet
and you're talking about CHRISTMAS ALREADY!!! UGH!
YESSS.... I am! You know it'll be here before you know it
and I like to be on top of things when possible! So yes
I've already started shopping! BUT.... I haven't started on my
Christmas cards yet! GO FIGURE!!!! LOL
As of today, I'm working on a Birthday project for a
friend of mine, who's birthday is on HALLOWEEN!!!
Soooo, I've got pretty much 1 day to get it done! LOL
An idea came to me to Sunday afternoon while I was
baking bread and making dessert for dinner... So I
didn't have lots of time to work on it last night, so
hopefully today I can... ;o) Otherwise she's
getting flowers? Or something like that.... :o)
OK.... here's a card I made before I went on vacation...

I made this for our Sept. Card swap... Just never got
around to taking the pictures....

I used My Digital Studio to design it
Then I printed out all the elements
Then used my Cameo to cut out all the pieces...
Added some tulle ribbon and stamped
Happy Birthday, and there ya go! :o)
Well, that's it for me today! Wish me luck at
getting a gift done for my friend..... If I do,
 I'll try and get a picture to show ya what
I made! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 19, 2012

I'm Back...

Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!!! That's right...... I'm BACKKK!!
I missed everyone sooo much, but had sooooo much FUN! It was warm
and relaxing and I even took afternoon naps! I NEVER do that! I guess I
must have been exhausted! LOL Went back to work and I'm ready for
another VACATION! LOL WOW.... lots of stuff to do! But it'll be OK...
I took lots of pictures and maybe someday I'll get them into a
scrapbook! I mean I celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary and
I've NEVER EVER scrapbook them pages! LOL
Any who.... I hope to get some free time next week to visit
all my blogging friends... This week is already crazy and there is
so much to tell ya.... but nooo time, so I figure next week will slow
down some and I can share more stuff.... :O)
In the mean time.... I got a card for ya!
I made this and others before I left, so I would have some
things to post for ya... Here you go.....

I made this card using my CAMEO!!
Card stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye
Stamp Sentiment - My Creative Time
Gem Brad - Karen Foster

I noticed that I put one of the layers on Crooked! UGH!!!
Sorry about that... It was to late to fix it!
Thanks soooo much for stopping by & thanks sis
for posting some projects! Glad to be back & can't wait
to catch up with ALL of you!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lots to tell ya!!!

Hello and Happy Sunday Everyone! I'm so sorry that I've been gone awhile....
I've been sooo busy lately
 that I just haven't had time to visit blogs or craft! 
I showed you one of the reasons last week with
the crate I made for a friend of mine.... 
Then I had 3 friends with
birthdays, so I HAD to create something for them...

I've also been learning how to make bread!
I know some of you would say....
Geez Theresa.... It's EASY! Go to the store....
Buy a loaf.... And BAM you've got bread! LOL
But I thought I would try the old fashion way.....
By making it from scratch! I've made several loaves
already, but they really haven't come out the way that I want...
So I'm gonna keep practicing until
I get it just right! Then... maybe I'll post that for ya!

I've been working a lot because my moms on vacation....  
I'm training a couple of friends of mine to help take care 
of my store.... WHY? Well.... My husband & I  are 
getting ready to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary!  We're going on a trip!
We've been planning this for awhile now and it's 
about to happen any day now, so I've just been
 really busy trying to get as much done before we leave.....
I'm soooo super excited and can't wait to go....
And thought I should share my happy news with you.... 
as to why I've been gone so long.... :o) I won't be back until
mid October..... Soooo... I thought I would post something
for you today.... :o)

These are little bags I made for
2 of my friends who had a birthday!
1 is filled with scrapping supplies while the
other is filled with cards! I also baked a cake
for another friend of mine..... Busy, busy, busy!
I used Tags, Bags, Boxes & more for them....
I also used Tim Holtz Rosette Dies.....

  I made this using My Digital Studio &
My Silhouette! 
I designed it first in MDS then I transferred
the files over to the Silhouette and it
printed then cut out the pieces for me!
I thought it turned out to be a great
masculine card! :o)

Well.... that's all I have for today!! I've been thinking
about all my blogging friends lately & how much I miss going to your blogs to see your wonderful creations.... :o)
Once I get back... I'll be able to do that again!
Enjoy the rest of your Afternoon and I'll see
ya in a couple of weeks!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Baby Dino Gift set.....


Hello and Happy Monday Everyone! Sorry I've been
MIA lately... I've been so busy with work & Life! 
I was working on some projects to... 
and there just weren't enough 
hours in the day did get stuff done! :o) 
So I had to let somethings suffer... 

I thought I would post something today to show
you what I've been working on... One of my
really sweet, good friends was pregnant....
Baby #8 for her! All I can say is WOW to that! :o)
Any who.... She said it was her last baby and knew
it was a baby girl... That's when I stepped in with
an idea.... A couple of weeks ago I got 3 brand
new lite cartridges.... that I showed you.... Well
one of those cartridges was my inspiration 
for what I'm about to show you!

This is the card I created for her!
As soon as I saw the (DINO PLAY) Cartridge
and looked at this image.... I knew what I
wanted to do! I know a Dino for a girl???
Hey.... Why not? Right? :o)
The design from my card was inspired by
my wonderful blogging friend AMY!
She sent me a fabulous "Thank You"
card awhile back and I LOVED IT!!!

I had to add an action wobble, just to 
make it more fun! I used my Imagine to
flood fill the rosette and parts of
the baby dino....

Since this ended up being a heavy card...
I add support by put CS on both
sides on the inside.....

Then I had another idea!! I found this really
nice wood crate out in my storage unit...
and though... hummmm.... I could
totally decorate this and put her gifts inside....
Sooo.... I took some time painting it.... Trying
to make it match the paper I was gonna use....

Forgot that I bought this 12 x 24 paper pad by
K & Co. a looong time ago.... So glad I
still had it... :o) I used Scotch Quick Dry
Adhesive to attach the paper to the wood...

Then I thought it could use a little sanding
so it would blend together better....

Now comes the part where I added all
kinds of CUTE Baby Dino's and
Rosettes.... Used different baby
stamp sentiments as well.....
This is side 1....

On both ends I wanted some type
of scenery to group it all together...
So I designed this while at work one day....
Good thing the "Boss" didn't see me.... LOL
(Both ends are exactly the same)

This is the other side of the box...
with more CUTE Baby Dino's and
rosettes..... I added bows and wiggly
eyes to all the dino's.....

Here is the final product!!! I went a little
"BABY" crazy... so not everything fit in
the box.... So of course I made some
more Dino's.... this time in bigger sizes....

On these,  I added gems, just to
fancy them up a little bit more....

Here' s a close up of the other package....
This project took me some time to
do... but was sooo worth it!
I LOVE how everything turned out and
so did my girlfriend!!!! Which made me 
thrilled to no end! I'm also happy to report that
Saturday night, she gave birth to a GORGEOUS
7lb. Baby girl... I live down the street from our
hospital and she gave me a call, so I went to go
meet my newest little friend! She's sooooo
stinkin' CUTE!!!! :o)

Anyway... thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!