July 30, 2011

Have a Good Weekend Everyone!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. Me and the family and been having a Christmas in July movie night. Let's see...we've watched Santa Claus 1, 2, 3 and Elf. LOL Christmas should be really fun for us this year because the 3 yr old is finally understanding it. And, we actually get to decorate a tree with all my favorite ornaments (instead of decorating the tree halfway up with unbreakable ornaments (do ya remember those days?? LOL)

Anyway, I've been busy cutting a bunch of Fall and Halloween cuts and putting together. Trying to determine if I need "Happy Hauntings" or any other Fall carts or if I can make do with what I have on hand.

July 28, 2011

My Curious Crafts Blog Candy

Good Evening Crafty Friends

Please go stop by the creative Shen's blog My Curious Crafts. She reached over 200 followers and is giving away some blog candy. She has a terrific blog and is such a sweetie!! Go check it out.

I won my first PKS Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope all of you are having a cool and crafty week!
I've been so out of the loop this week, trying to get stuff caught up.
I went to the Peachy Keen Stamps site today and realized I won sketch challenge #56
Here is what I won
This was the first challenge I won at PKS and this little card below won 2 challenges last week.

Sorry for my little shout out, but isn't it always nice to know your creativeness and time spent doing something you love gets noticed? Thanks for letting me share :)

July 25, 2011

Happy Monday

Hello Everyone!

Well, I had a relaxing weekend with the family. I'll be hanging low this week working on Terri's cricut cuts I owe her for my blog candy! You will get them this week and it will be worth the wait Terri cause I'm fixing you up. LOL Thanks for being so patient. I'll also do a few challenge cards but my real goal this week is to do some scrapbooking.

Just what I needed. My 9 yr old is home, her school starts 1 month from today--hard to believe. She had fun in Colorado Springs. It seems they have a pesky bear visiting my SIL's neighborhood. Kinda scary!! My dd said Friday morning, they were eating breakfast on the deck and my MIL whispered "Girls, don't move!" The bear was probably 30 feet from them passing through their yard!! I'd be praying to God--"Please make me invisible to Mr. Bear!!" LOL It seems the bear went 2 houses down and sat in the neighbors big fountain in the front yard and had a big bath!!

But, get this...the neighbors have called the game warden because the bear came down 3x last week (even got into another neighbors open garage and dug in the refrigerator and helped himself) The game warden says "he can't do anything unless the bear comes inside your house!!!" (scratching my head in disbelief at that)

Anyway, they went to the Cheyenne mountain zoo and I saw this picture and thought it was just hilarious!! This is my 15 yr old nephew

And, here is my girly girl

July 22, 2011

I won a M.A.G. Challenge

Hello Everyone!

So today was just kinda one of those days for me that I should've just stayed in bed...
I get ready to leave my house and the car is dead. Called AAA and they jump started me but said it was a bad cell in our 1 yr old battery. So I had to go to Sears to replace it. In the process of going, this freak of nature occurance happened and as I was stopped at a stop light behind another card, just at the precise moment when the light turns green, my body decides to have a sneezing attack and...YEP! You guessed it, my foot on the gas rear ended (not bad thankfully) the car in front. My SUV was ok, we are blessed to be physically OK, it put a dent in her 10 yr old Honda. Of course, she calls the police and I get a $150 ticket.

So, I got my battery replaced and then when and returned some crafty stuff and other stuff I "wanted" but didn't need, to make up for the money/ticket. So...I vow to NOT spend any money for crafty stuff till my bday in Sept unless it is solid color paper. LOL

And, my DH wants me to spend $50 on an 8 am to 3 pm defensive driving class "just in case" State Farm pulls a driving record. (plus we get a discount on our auto for the class)

If I was a major drinkin' girl, a HUGE margarita would be in front of me right now. LOL
Just a quick post that, I won my first M.A.G. Challenge today for this card

July 21, 2011

Cricut 360 I won top 3 on Challenge 3

Wow! I got home from work tonight at 10 pm and was so surprised to see that the first time I entered Cricut 360's Challenge and I won top 3 for this. :)

Card 4 Cooking w /Cricut #43 Lollipop, Whimsical Wed. # 15, BDAY Sundaes #18

Hello Everyone!

My 9 yr old called me from her cousins in Colorado and said it was 55 this morning & she was wearing a sweatshirt today. WHAT??!! Are ya kidding me LOL It is like 106 EVERYDAY here in OKlahoma. She will not want to come back home on Saturday....LOL I miss my little princess.

On to my project.....

So, I created this card for 3 challenges. It actually challenges my brain to see how many challenges I can get out of one card. Is that bad of me. LOL

So, my starting place for my idea was:

1) Cooking With Cricut Challenge #43 (to create a project with a Lollipop)

I have a friend Lolly (believe it or not) and sometimes she gets called "lollipop" and her birthday is coming up soon and...her favorite lollipop is the "Tootsie Pop." She is old enough to remember the 1970's commercial for "How Many Licks does it Take to Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop" with the turtle and the owl (Do you remember that?)
--So This was my true inspiration for the card--
Whimsical Wednesday challenge #15 was to create a card using scraps. Well, who doesn't have a ton of scraps laying around?? And, you had to take a picture of the scraps you used (That will be below)
scraps I used

Birthday Sundaes #18 was "Anything Goes" meaning to create anything you want for a birthday card as long as there is some sort of birthday sentiment on the front.


Card is a pre-bought white 5 x 6.5 card base. All papers used were scraps.

--Blue cloud paper was cut with Lacy labels at 4.75 x 6.25.
--Owl was cut with Give A Hoot at 2.75. I hid any facial features. And the beak I sized down to 2.10. Added wobble eyes.
--Turtle was cut with Birthday Bash at 1.25 and hid the facial features so I could draw on.
--Grass was cut with EDPD at 1.76 x 6.89 (I cut the cattails off)
--Circles for lollipop was from Lacy Labels at . 1x1.04and cut 6x and glued together and pop dotted for depth and thickness. Then for the raised up middle of the lollipop, I just took the same circle and "squished it" (chain link off) at .12 x .75 and cut it 5x and glued together
--Graduation hat from Locker Talk and at 1.09 x 1.57, tassle at 1x.80
--Glasses from EDPD cut at 3.45 x 2.05
--Finally, an actual lollipop stick to be the lollipop stick and cut off slightly. Glued on with Scotch quick dry.
--Sentiment on the front "Snappy Birthday" from My Pink Stamper "More Punny-licious
--Sentiment inside the card was computer/printer generated with Minya Nouvelle font

July 20, 2011

Card for 3 challenges: Peachy Keen # 56, Cricut 360 #3, Frosted Designs,

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!

This is a card I made for 3 challenges: Peachy Keen #56 which was based on a sketch. Cricut 360 which is to make a project for Parent's Day and Frosted Designs "Quote That" which was to create a project using a quote.

1) Sketch came first (PKS)
2) Card is made for my Parents for Parent's Day (Cricut 360)
3) Quote is from the Stevie Wonder song (Frosted Designs)

This is the Peachy Keen Sketch I used

Card size 5 x 6.5 from white cardstock. Red outer mat 4 7/8 x 6.5, turquoise cloud mat 4.5 x 6 & house print mat 4 3/8 x 5 3/4. Corners were rounded with a CM rounder. All printed paper is from American Crafts "Abode" and the solid cream and kraft paper is Recollections from M's. Ribbon is from J's, twine from LSS and yellow button from M's $1 bin. I stitched the twine through the button and the ribbon.

Computer generated quote, printed on printer in Minya Nouvelle font. Then corners were rounded.

Stamps used: Peachy Keen (sun is "snow cuties"), Grandpa( Wide Eyed Kids) Grandma (Princess Faces) Used sakura jelly roll pen for eyes and a magenta water color pencil for the lips.

Carts Used:
Car Decals--Grandma and Grandpa at 2.5. The solid background was cream so I could stamp the face on it. Outline was kraft. I didn't use any of the facial details that cut. I cut the glasses off. Then, I cut the outline again in gray and cut off just the hair for both. I used hide/contour and cut just the clothes in the paper print I wanted. Used brown ink to ink in for the shoes and purse handle. All were glued together and pop dotted.

Sun was cut 3x with Simply Charmed and glued together for thickness and then pop dotted.

July 19, 2011

Card for FCCB #69 "Cold Treats"

Hello!! This is a card I did for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #69
Create a project with a cool treat. It has been just miserably hot in Oklahoma. I just cannot remember it being this bad for so long. I meet myself coming and going watering the flowers.
So, what better to do for this project than a snow cone. And, a really cool and product appropriate sentiment "Ice, Ice Baby!"


This is an A7 card Solid papers are Core'dinations. Orange polka & purple gingham is some "oldy but goody paper I've had a looooong time from CM.
Green mat cut at 4.75 x 6.75 using the rectangle from Ashlyn's Alphabet.
Orange polka rectangle mat cut at 4.5 x 6.5 from Ashlyn's.
Purple gingham is a scalloped rectangle from lacy labels cut at 4 x 6.
Orange sentiment label is a punch from fiskars.
The Stamp is MPS "Winter Punnies" and black Staz-on dye ink.

The snowcone is from Carnival and cut at 4.35 x 2.21. I actually cut the snowcone (image 1) 5 x in white and glued four of them together. Then, I cut one out same size in pale pink but used hide/contour on the lettering on the cone so pink would show through for the lettering/detail on the cone.

The last white snowcone layer...how did I make it look like a snowcone you ask. I'm really not sure LOL I had to play with it for a bit. But here goes the explanation

White Martha glow in dark glitter--because it is chunky glitter. 3 paper bowls, 3 plastic forks, homemade glimmer mist (made with distress inks from Concord grape and Shabby Shutters) and Adirondak alcohol ink (sunset orange)

Ok, so I played with coloring the glitter first. I tried just a few drops straight from the bottle of the distress inks and it just balled up and wouldn't mix well. So, got the idea to spritz with the glimmer mist. Actually not a bad idea because it gave the glitter a bit of a sheen. I did this with the concord grape glimmer mist and the shabby shutters glimmer mist. The trick is to fluff and fluff with the fork & mix well. I didn't have orange mist so I used the orange alcohol ink. It worked well.

I took the white cardstock snowcone and did the first vertical section in green. I applied Scotch quickdry glue kinda thick but spread with my pinky evenly on 1/3 of the section and then quicly sprinkled and lightly patted down the glitter onto the glue. Then, did the same thing with the other 2 sections. I let it dry like 15 minutes and shook off the rest. Had to fill in some tiny gaps with more glue/glitter.

Then, I was afraid the glitter would still come off. Got the idea to dob on some glossy accents over the whole thing. Then went back and sprinkled a little more glitter on top of that. The glossy accents acted as a glue to adhere everything together. There is no glitter coming off this thing. LOL Plus, it added some really cool dimension.

Then, I cut just the snowcone part away from the cone and glued down on top of the thick layered snowcone I had glued together. Popdotted it and adhered to the card.

Card for M.A.G. Challenge #35

I'm entering this card in the M.A.G. Challenge #35.
You had to create a project using only images from page 55 of the Rock Princess cart.

This for me was a tough one to do.
Then, I kept looking at the wings and all I was seeing was a funky looking butterfly. LOL
So, I went with that thought.

This is an A2 card. (4.25 x 5.5) Used beige pre-bought card base. All printed paper from Canvas Corp. Solid pinks and black are Core'dinations.

Cut pink stripe with fiskars cutter at 4x5.x5.25 and black dot cut at 3.5 x 4.75.
I used the Image 1 and shift 1 for my card. The solid dark pink (image 1) was cut at 4.10 high x 3.06 (yellow link was turned off) The light pink (image 1 shift for wing details) was at 4.10 x 3.06 and then I duplicated. flipped one layer/kerned, grouped and welded together. (because I wanted the wing heights to be the same)

Then, I cut the black lightening bolt at 3x 1.46 to make it look like a body for a funky butterfly.
The butterfly was popdotted before placing on the mat.

Sentiment inside....I haven't thought of one yet. Maybe "I love you no matter what!" LOL

July 17, 2011

Card for Madison at Funky Cards "Feel the Love" Project

Here is a card I'm sending to the wonderful and thoughtful Madison at Funky Cards. She has a special monthly project where she finds someone who needs their spirits lifted and some love.
Stop by Madison's blog and check out what she does. She is an inspirational young woman.

This month, she found a very special little 3 1/2 yr old girl named Marley Moore. She was diagnosed in Aug. 2009 with a tumor on her brain, by her optic nerve, the size of a lemon. The surgeon was able to remove a large portion but that evening, as a result of trama to the brain for surgery, Marley suffered a stroke. That left her right side paralyzed. She, her family (and her big sister Mia) are dealing with a lot. They just within the last week found out that the tumor had grown by approx 10%. They need lots of encouragement, prayers and positive thoughts.

Please, please consider doing a quick cute card for the girls and even her parents'.

Here is my card
Marley's Card

Mia's Card (big sister)

This is a 4 x 6 card, done on the gypsy and expression.
Patterned paper is Canvas corp (pink & ivory dot, pink & ivory stripe, pink/ivory floral and pink/ivory swirl)
I used the postage stamp cut from Gypsy Wandering, sized 4x6 and duplicated, grouped & welded. The pink striped rectange mat is from Ashlyn's Alphabet, sized at 3.20x 5.40.

Cotton candy is from Carnival Lite and sized at 4". Layer 1 was white, layer 2 was pink cardstock. I then covered layer 2 with scotch quick dry adhesive and quickly poured pink MS flocking for a yummy look.
Inside the card: I cut coordinating pink pattern paper for inside of card. On the left I stamped Emma's "Inspiring Words (Accents)
On the right, I stamped Robyn's MPS "Pinka-licious"

NOTE: The Sock Monkey Card is something I made for a challenge last month and he just makes me smile and I love him so. You can get directions for him HERE

July 15, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call Entry

Robyn at My Pink Stamper over at My Pink Stamper is accepting project entries for her design team! Those that follow me know I am not on any design teams yet but I know it's time for me to start searching it out. It's something I REALLY want to do. I'm one of those crafters who doesn't want to be on 2 or 3 teams and spread myself thin. I really want to be on one team and focus my all on that. I have LOTS of MPS stamps, love them and use them a lot and it just "FEELS" right for me to try for a MPS spot. If it happens YIPPEE SKIPPY and I will give it full attention. If not then guess what....I'll be trying again LOL

The challenge is to create a Cricut project using the colors orange, turquoise, green, brown and other optional color of your choice.

At first, I had lot of card ideas spinning in my head. I went to her stamps I had for inspiration and then went through my papers. I finally went to bed last night still undecided and not quite feeling right to do a card.

I woke up at 7 am this morning and I just "knew" what I was doing..a layout!! And, it was like the specific paper in a paper pad I had was speaking to me....crazy huh? LOL

So, here is my official entry for the My Pink Stamper Design Team Call. It truly was fun to do and a labor of love.

The lighting for the colors may not be best but the colors are a lime green and a light turquoise color

My inspiration started with:
1) This book that my 9 yr old dd loves. It is also a storage book (flip it open) I always tell her she is "unique."

2) Then, the paper I almost felt I dreamed about was from K & Company, Carolyn Gavin "Greenhouse"paper pad I had. There was one specific paper I was thinking about...it had a brown background with turquoise and orange flowers. No other colors. Was it meant to be? LOL
3) After I knew I wanted to do a layout, I remember 3 of my dd's fav colors are...turquoise, brown and lime green. Her room is even done in these colors and also hot pink. My DD is in Colorado for 2 wks visiting her cousins and I miss her lots, so it just seemed to fall into place to do this layout for her.

Layout: a double 12 x 12 layout, images cut with gypsy and my cricut expression
Papers used are: various papers (8 in all) from the K & Company Carolyn Gavin "Greenhouse paper pack. My optional color was cream paper (for lettering and flower),solid green (for the grass) and solid brown (for layout base) all from Core'dinations.
I did use white cardstock in the printer/with the computer for my printed "unique" sentiment.

Other supplies used: Brushed Corduroy, Orange Peel & True Blue Stickles for the centers of the flowers. Orange MS chalk ink to ink edges of the lettering. Black Staz-On dye ink pad for the stamped sentiments on the flowers. A turquoise flower brad from Recollections, brown/cream twine and a green metallic starburst sticker for the "fake cork board." I used the Cuttlebug & swiss dots embossing folder on the cream colored lettering. Adhesives wereScotch quick dry and 3m ATG and pop dots for some of the frames.

Stamps used: All are My Pink Stamper. Some of the sentiments I just blocked off or didn't use the entire saying.

Family & Friends
"Special" (Something Special)

Winter Punnies
"Adorable" (Snow Adorable)


Solid brown cardstock for base. Took the floral (brown, turquoise & orange floral and cut scallop edge with gypsy/expression at 11.5 x 11/5 using Gypsy Wandering frame cut.

Wording/Title was cut using Nate's ABC's at 2"for each letter. The wording was grouped & welded together. Cut 2 x and glued together for thickness. Then ran through cuttlebug. (not the green paper)

Grass was from Everyday Paper doll and cut in green at 2.75 x 11.55 (the yellow chainlink was turned off on the gypsy)

Photo Mats: Rectangles are from Ashlyn's Alphabet (3 x 5, 3 x 4.70, 3.30 x 4.80) and the curvy rectangle was from Lacy Labels (4 x 6 and 3.5 x 5.5) Cork Board was 3.5 x 4.5 for cork paper and 4 x 4.8 for the brown "frame"

Flowers: Kate's ABC's, I used some of the "layer" cuts for the flowers (which are smaller) and then sized up. Flower sizes were various: 7.1 x 3.68, 6.80 x 3.53, 6.65 x 3.45, 6x 1.67

I hope you enjoy this!

July 13, 2011

Christmas Card for CRAFT JUNKIE TOO:All Things Christmas Linky Party

Here is a Christmas card I did in 2010 and I realized it was in my picture folder and I never posted it. oooOOOps!! I'm linking it for Craft Junkie Too All Things Christmas Link Party


I saw the idea in one of my card magazines. The circles were done with Gypsy Wanderings at 3 different sizes, I think 5, 3.75 and 2.5 The biggest circle was adhered to the cardstock and there are pop dots between the other 2 layers.

The paper for the card base is Basic Grey. I used some black embellishments for the eyes, mouth and buttons. I cut an orange nose out of cardstock. The scarf is tartan plaid ribbon.

M.A.G Challenge Card

This is the first time I entered a card (and at the last minute) for the M.A.G. Challenge
The challenge was to do a card from page 39 from Simply Charmed


I decided to do my card from layer 2. I used the circle (hide/contour the inside flower detail). I sized the circle at 5.5 for the card base and duplicated, grouped and welded together. That was cut in yellow gingham and then again in white cardstock. That was adhered together.

Then, I used the flower inside the circle (used hide/contour for outer circle and inside dots on the flower), I cut the flower 3 times in yellow at 3, 3.5 and 4. Then for inside circle of the flower (for stamped face) I sized the circle at 2.25.

I used Peachy Keen Stamps "snow cuties" and black ink for the face. There are popdots between top flower and 2nd flower. I inked the largest flower edges in mustard chalk ink before adhering down and assembly.

July 12, 2011

I miss my little girl

Well, my 9 yr old is driving 12 hrs with my in-laws to Colorado Springs for 2 wks. I know she will have fun. My SIL/BIL are getting there furniture delivered today and they will be busy putting the house together. They sleep at night with the windows open and I just CANNOT imagine what that is like in the middle of July (it was 106 here in Tulsa, OK yesterday) I know they will see the awesome zoo and I'm sure take some road trips to the mountains. Their house is kinda at the base of where the mountain range starts and they can see mountains, trees and forest from their back porch. they have foxes and deer that roam around frequently in the yard.

I can't wait to see all her cool pics and scrapbook them. I bought Campin' Critters today because of the mountain/trees cuts and the car with the bags on top.

Stacy Julian joins

We are so excited to welcome the amazing Stacy Julian and tell you about her new fall My Craft Channel show....

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with too many photos and digital images? Learn how to create a Library of Memories with Stacy Julian’s “Photo Freedom” approach. Stacie teaches the importance of foundational principals of photo organization and storytelling that enable autonomy in a changing world. She shares her simple method for establishing a digital work flow that helps you effectively prioritize and organize your photos. The principles she teaches allows you to experience what she calls “inspired scrapbooking”. Which is you having fun and telling the stories you feel inspired to tell and knowing the best way to tell them.


Stacy Julian is a recognized leader in the scrapbooking industry and the visionary founder of Big Picture Classes (BPC). Launched in November 2005, BPC is the first online community offering creative e-learning with members around the world.

Julian is a passionate and sought-after speaker, teacher and the author of four books including her most recent, Photo Freedom. Her television appearances include the Discovery Channel's Home Matters and the PBS series Scrapbook Memories. Simple Scrapbooks Magazine (2002-2008), where Julian was the founding editor, has been mentioned in The Chicago Tribune and Woman's Day as a leading consumer publication for the scrapbooking industry.

Stacy is a certified professional teacher with the Craft and Hobby Association since 1997 and lives with her husband Geoff, five energetic children and a tank of somewhat neglected goldfish in Spokane, Washington.

Learn more about Stacy at stacyjulian.com

July 11, 2011

***WINNERS...Winners...**** Blog Candy Winners!!

Happy Monday everyone!! I know I've been kinda missing the last couple of weeks. I've had so much going on. I've been trying to get my 9 yr old ready to go to visit her cousins that just moved to Colorado Springs. She's one lucky girl because it is 80 there vs the over 100 here in OK. She'll be visiting for 2 wks and I will soooo be counting the days till she's back.

Next, I want to say thank you, thank you, and thank you to all of you who post on my blog, became followers and took the chance for blog candy. I truly do appreciate that and YOU! I know I don't always have a chance to post to you or give new projects as frequently as I'd like so I'm glad that despite that....you still follow!!

Ok...now to my 1 year blog candy winners:

The first winner is for the $5 gift card to your choice of Joann's or Michaels


Dusti said...

I have advertised your giveaway in a post and also placed your blinkie on my side bar under BLOG Candy... your blinkie was already under my BFF's section.


The second winner is for your choice of 10 cricut cuts from any carts I have, you pick the size. We'll discuss the details in email such as size, do I put together or do you want to etc.


My Need 2 Craft said...

Blogger has been a mess lately hasn't it. :( I don't know how I missed this. I am already a follower and I would love to win! hehe My battery is dying on the laptop so I am off to the downstairs computer to complete the chances. hehe Have a GREAT day! Hugs, Terri

The third winner is for (2) 4x6 DCWV paper pads, 2 Sakura white jelly roll pens, MS 36 yds red & white twine and approx 10 yds orange/black Halloween twine, 1 package 9 clear "sayings" stamps from inkadinkado.
Two Pink Peas said...

This is my second entry because I really hope to win one of your giveaways. They are all amazing!!
Terri M of
Two Pink Peas www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

The fourth winner is for the new/unopened Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge
Jenni said...

I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance... especially for the Nifty Fifties cartridge. That is the one that I've been waiting to get.


Congrats to all the winners and hopefully I can email all of you later this morning for shipping address and to get info from you. And, again thank you for participating!

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