Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy Birthday

Back from a great vacation 
but will admit had a little blog withdrawal
Made this for

A2 purple cardstock base
First mat run through Cuttlebug swiss dot folder
Cupcake from DoodleCharm cut at 3 inches
paper from Basicgrey top run through D'vine swirls
accented with some crystal stickles
Happy Birthday from Sweet Treats
cut at 1 1/2 inches
I cracked yesterday and got this cart at AC Moore on Sale for  $34.99
with a $10.00 gift certificate so really $24.99 
bottom strip purple and green from Me and My Big Ideas
flower strip from DCWV

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Having a great Vacation

Having a great time at the beach
this is my niece Haley doing
her best "Glam" pose...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

This really is a Fabulous day
new challenge at
Here is the card I made tof that
Vintage cream card Stock A2
Ocean Tides run through Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder
used the Fiskar scallped border punch on a strip from Bitty Baby Blessing
some Jute button Twine
button from Spring Mix collection
Watering Can and flower on it and the sentiment
from Garden Variety

Eliazbeth Mae's Challenge Blog

I have fabulous news
over at
has started a new challenge blog
and has selected me as
a design team member
the first challenge is anything goes
here is what I made
Sasha with Headband
I used copic markers
a little bit of stickles on the headband
and some glossy accents on her boots

Head on over
and see all the Fabulous
digital images
join the challenge
A2 purple card stock
first mat pink card stock put through d'vine swirls
pattern paper Me and my big ideas speciality stack
Stamp from Studio G

Make it a rewarding Day,

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Blog Candy 200 followers

so very hot today only thing to do
I've added to the blog Candy a few things I found at 
AC Moore today
A chipboard Party Album
Two Studio G Stamps 
Berry Sweet Charmers from K&Company
and a dozen bundles of my hand dyed crinkle ribbon
Simple rules
Be a follower 
leave a comment with your blog address
or email 
I will pick a winner using
as soon as I reach 200
Good luck everyone

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Birthday

Did this card for a few challenges
used my gypsy which I don't know why but
hadn't touched in a few weeks
Welded this from Gypsy Wandering
cut at 5" all card stock
cream run through the
cuttlebug the d'vine swirls
Prima Flowers a little bling
crinkle ribbon from
tag from My Minds Eye bloom and grow
Birthday Sundaes anything goes

Thanks for Stopping by

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Holiday

Nothing better in NY with our 
extreme heat warning that to think about being 
in the North Pole
Did this for the
Christmas in July Challenge over at
My Craft Spot
Bitten by the Bug2
Jolly Holidays penguin with umbrella
Used the Jolly Holidays cart
cut the elf at 3 inches 
the penguin at 2
A2 card kraft card
first mat DCWV Christmas Glitter mat stack
second mat My Minds Eye
Elf pattern paper Basicgrey
Happy Holidays from Hero Arts
Twine from My Craft Spot
Button from Papertrey Ink
sprayed with Tatered Angel Glimmer mist

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thank You

is having a Design Team Call
and I have been thinking a lot about it
should I submit something
shouldn't I then it came to
me it's kind of like that lottery ticket
I buy every have to buy a ticket
to have the chance to win
and the same is ture here
to at least have a chance to be chosen
you have to have an entry
so here is mine
 The Challenge:
Make a card, scrapbook page,
or other Cricut project
with your favorite Cricut cartridge
using the following colors
Orange, Turquoise,Green, Brown
(other optional color of your choice)
I picked Cindy Loo and yellow
Started with a A2 card base Papertrey ink Aqua Mist
mat layer 5.25 x 4 Papertrey ink Vintage cream
next 5 x 3.75 Papertrey ink Dark Chocolate
floral paper with bits of all the required colors 4.75 x 2.75
on the left leaf cut with border feature at 1 inch
I cut this three times and stacked them up
All the pattern paper is from My Minds Eye Bloom and
thank you page 65 cut at  3/4 inch
finished with a few pearls
doily page 68 cut at 2.25
base Papertrey ink Dark Chocolate
Crinkle ribbon is some I dyed myself
the button is from Papertrey ink Spring mix
Thank you Robyn for all your videos on YouTube
and your blog I have learned so much from you

Monday, July 18, 2011

Grow with Love

Wild card cut with Papertrey ink Lemon Tart
layer K&Company
prima flower stack
Pink doilie from Cindy Loo cut to fit the card
leaf from Stretch your Imagination
my hand dyed pink ribbon
grow with love from Papertrey ink Garden Variety
stamped with color box chestnut roan
pink card stock scalloped spellbinder die
buttons Papertrey ink spring mix
doodle dots around the edges
use the 3 named colors: as your MAIN colors
Yellow, Pink and Bright Pink

17 to go so.....
Still time for my blog candy crinkle ribbon
simple rules be a follower then
 any day and everyday you leave a comment until
the day I reach 200 Followers
your name will be in the drawing for this ribbon.
Please leave your blog name or email on your post so
can get in touch with you
I will pick a winner using
Good Luck to all my blog friends old and new!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bloom Blossom Become

this is a 4.25 square card
the base is kraft card stock from the
layer of K&Company 4x4 inked with
color box chalk ink Chestnut Roan
my hand dyed pink crinkle ribbon
Spellbinders scalloped rectangle
for the sentiment
cut from Cindyloo
flowers topped with glossy accents 
a few pearls to finish

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sunshine Fridge Magnets

Sometimes don't know how ideas pop into my head just know that they do
last night I was on youtube look for storage ideas for spellbinders nestabilities one person used magnet tape and the picture portion of the cardboard that comes with the I know I have some of that some were so I start looking for it pull out my box of scraps and unused cuts to look in the box I think it's in and no but in that box is a whole stack of fridge magnets and the light bulb went off fridge magnets and scraps......
Karen put them together and turn those ugly old magnets in to something bright and cheery for the fridge in the morning

so here is what I did in just a few minutes all from scraps and cuts I made for who know what but didn't use I added a few buttons and on the first one
used some glossy accents on the suns on the second one stamped the always
because it was the only stamp that fit but I think it's cute added a few liquid pearls and some faux stitching the majority of the papers are from basicgrey

entered in

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Your Smile is planted in my Heart" for Judy

Won a Tim Holtz flower die over at my friend's Judy blog
you really should go over and see her
beautiful cards great layouts
She has become a wonderful friend that I appreciate so very much
so in her honor flower from the Tim Holtz die
the rest of the supplies are from PTI
A2 card vintage cream
dark chocolate mat  & aqua mist side strip
 run through floral fantasy cuttlebug embossing folder
dark chocolate swiss dot satin ribbon
buttons from the ocean tides collection
"Your Smile is planted in my Heart"
from Garden Variety
entered in Something Blue challenge

Monday, July 11, 2011

Vintage Style

Started with a digital stamp from Elizabeth Mae's  from the dress form collection. If you get a chance go over and check out her stamps they are super cute. Mary on CardzTv did a video with one of  them. that is how I found them. Colored in with copic markers. Punched out with spellbinders classic scalloped ovals large #5 A2 card base navy mat in aqua mist from PTI run through the cuttlebug embossing folder spots and dots. All edges inked with Studio G ink. PTI summer sunrise ribbon and a prima flower. Vintage style from PTI Button Boutique collection. A few liquid pearls from ranger buttercup first time I have use these think I need a little more practice with them. Was wondering if anyone has compared them and viva decor pearl pens and if so which ones did you like better.
enter in
My Craft Spot ink it up
 Getting Cricky "Fashion-ista"

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Organized your Ribbon pieces

 Georgiana over at 
is having a Scraps Blog Hop
Today she is using Ribbon Scraps
This idea came from
PaperJunkie Too
and it's how I store my ribbon scraps
You need the George and Basic Shape Cart
and your Gypsy to cut the file
this is the Cut
This is how you Thread the ribbon on
Clip all the holders on a ring
And all those little pieces of ribbon
are nice neat easy to see and pick the
color you need.
If you are a follower but don't have George or a gypsy 
let me know I will cut you a full page of these and mail them to you.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thank You & Blog Candy

Couple of things tonight
First Mary over at Cardz TV did 
a video the other day and use her scraps to make
a really great card well MY scraps
are out of control so I thought I would do the same
so this card is done out of all left over pieces I have in my Huge
scrap pile think I am going to work on use them up over the
next few weeks
Second I am working way to much...
Just realized I am almost to 200 Followers
so to everyone thank you so much!
I have made some wonderful blog friends and I am so thankful
for everyone
The encouragement the wonderful comments
means so very much
so Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
and what better way to thank everyone than with a little blog give a way
you know Candy...
I watched a few videos on Youtube and  found out
how to make my own crinkle ribbon
I have used it on my series of Forth of July cards and the one posted
above I am really happy with the way it came out.
so any day and everyday you leave a comment between tonight
and the day I reach 200 Followers
your name will be in the drawing for this ribbon.
Please leave your blog name or email on your post so
can get in touch with you
I will pick a winner using
Good Luck to all my blog friends old and new!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Birthday

Finally finished this card that gave me so much trouble
Base A2 PTI vintage cream
layer of orange from my scrap pile
Turquoise flower layer DCWV Citrus stack
bottom yellow lay PTI Hodge podge stack
punched with Fiskar scallop punch
Yellow twine 
Starfish from Create A Critter
same orange paper as mat layer with stickles 
Mermaid Emma digital stamp from
punched with scallop circle from spellbinders
some stickles on her flowers and glossy accents on her tail
entered in some challenges
My Craft Spot Sunny Days
Birthday Sundaes Anything Goes 
Scrapalicious USA use Turquoise

Featured Artist at Kraft Journal

Many thanks to Elizabeht (Beth) Moore at
 for selecting this card to showcase in their
Feature Me Friday post
I am thrilled and honored
it's a great blog hop on over and check it out

Kraft card stock and red twine from the
check them out great supplies at very reasonable prices
striped paper from Fancypants.
Proud American and the other embellishments from soft spoken
all aged with Java Walnut Ink Antiquing Solutions by Tsukineko
I sprayed the whole card with Tattered Angels glimmer mist Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Maybe it's because I am all out of my striped paper or maybe it's because I have been going in to work an hour early and staying an hour late.....I tried the last two nights to finish a card I was working on for a few challenges and nothing on it has gone right. I have torn it apart and started again several times now...I will try again tomorrow so in the mean time the flowers in my garden don't seem to mind that I haven't weeded.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Lisa this one's for you thanks for encouraging me to use the last little
bit of  striped paper
base is A2 Kraft and red twine are from
all aged with Java Walnut Ink Antiquing Solutions by Tsukineko
definition of Liberty googled that printed from computer on K&Company paper
I sprayed the whole card with Tattered Angels glimmer mist Dazzling Diamond
entered in
The Kraft Journal Patriotic or American
Little Red Wagon Challenge #87 Patriotic

Craft Junkie Too Friend

Hope everyone has a wonderful Forth of July!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

USA Celebrate

Sorry Lisa still thinking on how to use that last bit of striped paper
Use my new Simply Charm Cart I won from Shelly 
it's even cuter than I thought can't wait to use if for Christmas
A2 card kraft base and twine from 
coated all the elements in glossy accents
a little faux stitching, a little bling
and of course a few buttons for good measure
Entered in 
cook out or picnic theme
Bitten by the Bug 2
Hope everyone enjoys their Holiday, cook out or picnic this weekend