April 28, 2011

Flower Card

Wow! Is it already Thursday?
Since everyone seems to be curious about Kate's ABC's (it IS a cute cart) I've been thinking about doing cuts from the entire cart and doing a giveaway. What do ya think?

Well, here is a card I did but I have no purpose for it yet so it will just go into my card stash.

This is an A2 size card, all paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery/Baby Girl paper pack.
This is a patchwork design. I used one paper design for the card background and then 4 other colors of cardstock for the squares for the patchwork.

I used my CM 1 1/4 square punch. (punched 4 squares of each color)Then, had a piece of white cardstock that was 4 1/4 x 5.5 and used my ATG to put adhesive over the top of the cardstock. Then, started arranging the squares (starting from upper right corner and overlap the outer edge with the squares slightly). Then, I put this onto my cricut mat and used my gypsy and lacy labels (3 ")to cut the scallop design onto the patchwork. (used blade depth of 3 and then had to cut 2x to go all the way through)

Then, I just glued down the mat and then adhered the patchwork scallop onto the the mat.

The flower was cut using Kate's ABC's at 2" (I think it was) but I didn't cut the top most layer out for the flower. I just wanted the yellow and pink and orange center. That was inked with MS chalk ink (including orange in the center). popdotted and put on the top of the card.

I had some of the patchwork paper I created left over after cutting the lacy labels and used that inside the card. I had this cute $1 stamp form M's and had some black Staz on ink and inked the sentiment inside the card. Then used pencils to color the stamped image.

April 27, 2011

Happy Wednesday and Cherry Card

Happy Wednesday y'all! Did any of you get the E2? I wanted it but just couldn't do it. I just got my expression for Christmas and, would feel guilty getting another machine (I already have a create too). Plus, if I spent the money then that would mean less a budget for buying carts the rest of the year. I really want a couple of the new carts--Lite Bump in the Night and Lite Beep beep.

Here is a quick card I did:

It is an A2 size card, paper(green, cherry print and pink dot) is from DCWV Nana's Nursery/Baby Girl paper pack. Cherries are from Country Life and cut at 2".
The sentiment is Emma's/My creative time "turn that frown upside down." Organza ribbon is from H/L. MS loop edge punch on the green paper. The white sentiment tag was done using a punch. Cherry and sentiment is pop dotted and I used Tim Holtz distress ink pad in Brick Red and a fantastix applicator to color the edges.

April 25, 2011

Check out these blogs for E2 Giveaways: MPS, Everyday Cricut, Mixology Crafts

Hello All! Hope you had a wonderful Easter and time with your family. I wanted to tell you all to make sure and go by Everyday Cricut and sign up for some awesome giveaways..one of which is the new E2.

Also, go check out Robyn at My Pink Stamper for an E2 giveaway
And Mixology Crafts for an E2 giveaway

Thanks for bearing with me while a took a bit of a needed break. I really had to hang low last week.

It was one of those weeks where I felt like nothing was going right and I just wanted to pull the covers over my head. LOL Then, yesterday remembering what the TRUE meaning of Easter is and that I could get through anything kind of snapped me out of it.

Let's see...the last week...

We've had a LOT of rain here in OK. Flooding in parts of the state, tornado watches. Easter was rainy. We did need some rain though. Still raining even today.

For some reason, everynight for the last 10 days my 3 yr old gets out of bed at all hrs--2:15 am, 4:00 am etc and knocks on his door. He keeps knocking till you get out of bed and go see him. Then, he cries if you won't sleep in his bed. So, guess who does that....ME!! (DH had to be at work at 7 am) So, no good sleep for me. (can ya say cranky mama LOL) We have no idea why he does this and have tried everything to get it to stop.

My SUV died while my DH and son were in it driving around town. I was boiling water on the stove when I got the call to come get them while they waited for AAA.
What did I do...YEP! you guessed it! I left the house WITH the water boiling on the stove. Came back and I had ruined the pan and my mirror backsplash behind the stove cracked. (Not only that I "could've" burned my house down or cracked my ceramic top stove) Dead Car sensor--$700 and without a car for 5 days, mirror backsplash replacement-$230.

On Wednesday, my son had another ear infection AND pink eye. Dr. visit and meds--$75 That was my first time ever dealing with pink eye.

I had a sinus infection (since Tuesday) , then woke up Friday morning with the most horrible/painful pinched nerve feeling in my neck down to my shoulder. Was worse on Saturday where I was just in tears. I couldn't sleep, I was cranky, I couldn't relax by scrapbooking because I was in so much pain and couldn't turn my head. Today it is a little better and I have a Dr. appt on Tuesday.

So, I actually did a couple of cards that I will be posting soon and I need to start planning
Mother's Day cards and Teacher appreciation.

Have a great week everyone!

April 18, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hello everyone and welcome to recent followers--I appreciate you!
I'm taking a few days off from blogging because I have to get caught up on some household things and I've been feeling a little punky the last few days. I just need to chill a few days and then I'll be back. Hope everyone has a great week!

April 15, 2011

Birthday Cards for DD's friend (Baseball)


My DD's BFF has a Bday today. The girl is like my other daughter that I never gave birth too! LOL Such a sweetie. She is a great softball player and wears these crazy "lucky" socks that my daughter got for her. So, my dd wanted to use the 2 things for a bday card. Another card is from my 3 yr old little guy and the last is from me and DH.

#1)Rectangle Card is 5 x 7 card, baseball print paper from M's, brown, red, tan, white, pink, green, yellow cardstock. sentiments inside printed from computer on white cardstock (Minya Nouvell font)and EK success label punch. White sakura pen for details. "Have a Grand Slam Birthday!"

Cart: EDPD for everything but the "lucky" sock (Sock is Meow at 2")

#2) Baseball Glove shaped card cut at 5.5, flipped/rotated & welded together with gypsy. Sentiments inside printed from computer on white cardstock (Minya Nouvell font)and EK success label punch. White sakura pen for details. "Have and All-Star Birthday!"

: Boys will be Boys

#3) baseball diamond is approx 5", Kraft cardstock, green and white. Sentiments inside printed from computer on white cardstock (Minya Nouvell font)and EK success label punch. White sakura pen for details. "Here is a diamond for my Gigi!" This is from my little guy because he just ADORES his Gigi!! LOL

: EDPD for all

Card #1 front and inside

Card #2 front and inside

Card #3 front and inside

April 14, 2011

Blog Candy Winner for 100 followers!!

Hello, hello!! It's blog candy giveaway time...are ya ready?

So, I'm using Random.org with a range of 1 to 19

WoooooHooooo!---Congrats to: Post #2 MyNeed2Craft
MyNeed2Craft said...

Pick me! Pick me! hehe. I would like to see anything. I don't have many carts so probably whatever you make would be fabulous! :)

I will be contacting you shortly (Or, you contact me through my link above at my blog) to find out where you want your $15 GC from and mail details. You will have till Wednesday April 20th to get into contact with me or I will unfortunately have to draw another winner.

Thank You--100 followers! And, blog candy!! **CONTEST ENDED**

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to thank all of you who follow my blog. I have more than doubled my followers in 2 weeks! AMAZING! And a HUGE thanks again to MOMO!!!! xoxoxo

So, I decided that when I reach 100 followers, I will use random.org and pick a winner from the 100 followers. The
winner will have a choice of a $15 gift card to Michaels or Joann's.

Or, if you don't have one of those stores near then we'll figure something out on where you can shop and use $15 :)

I will end this contest at 11:59 PM on Wednesday April 13th 2011. I will be doing the drawing on Thursday, April 14th.

To be eligible for the $15 gift card, all you have to do is:

1) Be a follower

2)Post a comment that you hope to win and something with the cricut or a project you want to see me have on the blog--a cut from a cart you don't have, a technique (that I might have to learn for you LOL ) etc...

3) Make sure and leave an email or way to contact you.

4) If you post a blurb on your blog about my blog candy and give the return link back to my blog and encourage people to check it out,
THEN... I will let you post another comment below (2 total) saying "Here is my blog address and I mentioned Okscrappinmama's blog candy on my blog." But, you must have your blog name mentioned in your 2nd comment.

Again, thank you sooooo much and I hope I've returned the favor to each of you to follow your blogs. I think there are 4 or 5 of the recent followers I need to go follow your blog. I'm amazed at how many unnoticed but VERY terrific blogs there are and I would've never known had MOMO not done this favor for all of us. Hugs to ya all and I really appreciate you!


April 12, 2011

Challenges: Mojo Monday, Cooking With Cricut, Cricut Cardz, FCCB

Hey All! First of all, apologies that my blog looks ugly! It seems photobucket has had problems and are doing maintenance and that is where my blog background and other images are stored. Hopefully it will look pretty soon!

~~CHALLENGES~~(1) Mojo Monday 186, (2) Cooking With Cricut--Bunny Hop Challenge,
(3) Cricut Cardz Challenge #69 and (4) Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

I went off this sketch for Mojo Monday and then used this sketch for the other 3 challenges too.

MoJo Monday (Week 186 sketch)
FCCB (Create project using the three colors pink, green & yellow. )
Cricut Cardz Challenge #69(Create a card, LO or craft project for Easter)
Cooking With Cricut Bunny Hop (Easter Related Project)

Details: 5x7 card, plaid paper from M's, yellow/white twine, MS loop punch, white, pink, green, yellow cardstock, blue sky paper from CM, white organza ribbon from H/L, stamps from My Pink Stamper (only used "Have the Hoppiest" and blocked off the birthday word) and the word Easter was from a Studio G stamp from M's. Staz-on black dye ink.

Carts: Nate's ABC's for rabbit cut at 2.25, Give A Hoot for tree cut at 2.25, sun at 1" from Simply Charmed, scalloped circle and inner circle cut at 3 and 2.75 from Lacy Labels.


April 11, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge & Cooking with Cricut April Showers

Hello everyone! Sorry I've been MIA a few days. Been trying to get caught up on stuff and finished my flower beds.

Thanks to all of you who became followers and don't forget to leave a comment for the blog candy I will be drawing for Thursday 14th.

I decided to do my first Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge (per the sketch below) and this was my 2nd
Cooking With Cricut Challenge (April Showers project using a cricut cut and having something to do with rain, water)

Here is the sketch from Peachy Keen:

Here is my sketch interpretation:

Inside Card

Card size is 5x9, Squares cut with CM punches. Paper is Bo Bunny (using both sides--a dot and a swirly solid), umbrella print paper is from H/L. Staz-On black dye ink,

Peachy Keen face stamps-- PK-500 Snow Cuties Face Assortment on the umbrella & PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment for sun inside card.

The Sentiment inside is from Emma at My Creative Time.(Turn That Frown Upside Down Stamp set) "You are my Sunshine"

Sentiment on front "Just Add Water" is from the computer/printer in Minya Nouvelle font.

Carts: Umbrella 1" EDPD, Rain Boots 1" Nates ABC's.

April 8, 2011

Recipe-Cake Pops

Happy Friday Everyone! Wowsers! Thank you thank you everyone…I’m to 98 followers. Did all of you sign up for the $15 gift card I will probably be drawing for next week?

So, what was I doing on Thursday? Not crafting LOL I had a busy day of buying flowers, starting to do the flower beds. Yeaaaah!!

If I get my yard work done on Friday early, I’ll post a project. If not, it will be Saturday.

OK, so my new bad vice is getting the occasional “Tiramisu” cake pop at Starbucks. It has like 180 calories but I get my little fix. LOL I found this recipe and tried it today and……they are AWESOME!! Thought I’d share with you all.

Cake Pops (similar to Starbucks)

Make a cake prepared from a box mix (per directions) or from your own favorite recipe. When the cake is cool, break it into small pieces, toss it into the food processor to make crumbs of it. If you do not have a food processor, break the cake up by hand into a large bowl. Make the pieces as small as you can.

Add about 1/2 cup of homemade frosting or about half of a standard size can of prepared frosting to the crumbled cake. Mix the cake and frosting by hand, as you would meatloaf. When the mixture is well combined, use it to make small balls of the "dough," similar to meatballs. Place them on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

Melt a small amount (just to coat lollipop sticks), of candy melts almond bark or flavored chips. Dip each lollipop stick into the melted coating so that about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of the end of the stick is coated. Then, insert a stick into each cake ball. This will help secure the stick to the ball, making it easier to coat them later.

Place the cake pops in the freezer for about 15 minutes, allowing the coating on the stick to harden and the cake balls to become firm. Melt more of the candy coating and dip each cake pop into it, twisting and moving the pop so that the melted candy coats as much of the cake as possible,
stand the sticks in a sheet of Styrofoam so that the cake balls retain their round shape. Otherwise, you can set them back onto the waxed paper.

To make tiramisu cake pops

like those at Starbucks, make a white cake per the box directions BUT...replace 1/4 cup of the liquid (water) called for per the box directions with strong brewed coffee PLUS add a teaspoon of instant coffee granules. Bake the cake, cool, crumble and mix frosting in as mentioned above. Continue with all the steps mentioned above.

BUT...to the melted chocolate mixture do this...

Combine a few drops of vanilla and coffee flavored liqueur to the melted chocolate candy dipping mixture. After dipping the cake pops into the coating, top each one with a chocolate covered coffee bean.

April 7, 2011

Stuff for Mother's Day

Hello Everyone!

So, Mother's Day is a month away and I'm thinking of what to create. I got to searching quotes etc for doing cards. Thought I would share what I found. Feel free to copy or use for your projects and just give credit to the author of the quote. :)
Have a Good Day!


"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." -Jewish proverb

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." -Honore de Balzac

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." -Sophia Loren

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." -Anonymous


"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Motherhood is priced; Of God, at price no man may dare/To lessen or misunderstand." -Helen Hunt Jackson

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born." -Rajneesh

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." -Tenneva Jordan

"No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." -Florida Scott-Maxwell

"We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves." -Henry Ward Beecher

"Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you." -Jill Bennett

"Anyone who doesn't miss the past never had a mother." -Gregory Nunn

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother." -Lin Yutang

"As is the mother, so is her daughter." -Ezekiel 16:44

"Men are what their mothers made them." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 5, 2011

Blog Award

Wow! I am so honored to receive another blog award in a month! All of you know that when you are juggling home and work life, trying to do daily chores AND find time for you to be creative, it IS hard. I have genuinely tried the last month to get my blog rolling full steam and to let all of you see how much I love what I do. These awards show me that maybe, I'm doing something right. LOL

So....a HUGE thank you to Emily at Cool Cricut Creations for her generosity in giving me this award. Please go visit her blog. She does some creative things!

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who sent it to you!
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Reward this to 15 bloggers.

**7 Things about myself**

1) I love baseball--my favorite game ever to see was at Wrigley field when the Cubs played the Mets.
2) I'm a a sucker for The Young and the Restless
3) I've been deep sea fishing before and I loved it!
4) My all time favorite desert is tiramisu
5) It kind of freaks me out I will be 45 this year
6) Cats are my favorite animal
7) I started out majoring in Accounting at OSU and changed my major
my junior year because I hated it. I have a Bachelors in Marketing and
a minor in Accounting.

I have recently found many new blogs to follow, and thought I would share some of those with you! Here are 15 well deserving blogs:

1) Mistyrose at http://sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot
2) Lissi at http://littledetails-lissi.blogspot.com/
3) Erlinda at www.stampinwitheerlinda.blogspot.com
4) http://4goofballs.blogspot.com
5) Terri at http://myneed2craft.blogspot.com/
6) Sharon at http://inthebigbluehouse.blogspot.com
7) Rae at http://.wahoocrafts.blogspot.com
8) http://katieoscreations.blogspot.com
9) Marie at http://craftelicious.blogspot.com/
10) Tosha at http://gold-treasures.blogspot.com/
11) Cathryn at http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
12) Kimberly at http://canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com/
13) http://scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com/
14) Joanna at http://peacelovestamp.blogspot.com/
15) Minta at http://mintascreations.blogspot.com

Thank you Amy and congrats to these 15 terrific blog award recipients :)

April 4, 2011

Challenge: Cricut Cardz #68

Hello! I entered the below card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #68, that ends Tues 5th. The challenge was to create a card using any cart for a house, use a touch of lace and a flourish and to use any colors you like.

Details: 5x7 premade white card base from H/L. Bo Bunny Powder Blue back to back paper for the sky. Green sticker paper for grass from CM. Green lace for grass from H/L. All other papers are either Bazzil or from H/L.

Carts: Kates ABC's for house, Paper Pups for clouds, (using hide/contour on gypsy to cut 2x, in white, then in blue) Simply Charmed for the sun, Give a Hoot for the tree, fence from Heritage, flower tops from Walk in My Garden, Grass ?? cart (used grass for the flower petals) red bird I think was one I had laying around and cut from Winter Frolic.

For the house from Kate's, I "hid" the round window and instead cut a flourish above the door from Gypsy Wanderings. (I think, now I'm not sure LOL)

House--Kate's Lace-- used for the grass Flourish--above the door from GW

April 3, 2011

Challenge: Fantabulous Cricut-- Looks Like Spring #53

The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut is "Looks Like Spring" (Any springtime project).

Here is a 5x7 card that I did. I thought it appropriate because the brown background paper says "Spring has Sprung" with flowers and bicycles on it.

Details: Double sided paper from My little yellow bicycle "Spring." That was used for everything on card but the robin's egg blue card base and that was Core'dinations. White organza ribbon from H/L. Pearls from M's. Popdotted the brown print paper and the flower.

Carts: Gypsy Wandering for welded postage stamp card base and all card layers. Kate's ABC's for the flower, cut at 2.85.

Challenge: Cooking with Cricut--C 23--Funny Quote, Saying or Pun

Good Morning Everyone! Boy, my muscles ache. On Saturday, I decided to tear some bushes out of our flower beds (lot of work) I guess I used some muscles I haven't used in a while! LOL

First off, don't forget to sign up for my "100 followers blog candy".

***Next, there is some AWESOME blog candy over at Cooking with Cricut for hitting 1600 followers.***

So speaking of Cooking with Cricut's blog, they have a challenge in honor of April Fool's Day, share your favorite funny, quote or punny on a cricut project.

Here is my card for the challenge: C23

5x7 card. tan scalloped mat cut at 4.75 x 6.75, brown animal print paper cut with a decorative cutting edge trimmer at Denim rectangle cut at 4.5 x 6 4 3/8 x 1 3/4, white cardstock with MS punch for eyelet edges, Red gingham cut at 3 3/4 x 4, then used some fiskars scissors for the green grass and hand cut a wavy edge in sky paper. Finished off with brown twine and a yellow button for the sky. Added the red wording --at .75, cut 2x and layered for some depth.

Inside card was just the papers cut in rectangles. Used black Staz-On Dye black ink and a saying from M's.

Cart: Horse is CAC at 2.75, the tan scalloped cardstock was cut with Gypsy Wanderings

April 2, 2011

Thursday Throwback Challenge

Happy Weekend Everyone!

So, this is my FIRST official challenge I have ever entered. And, believe it or not, it was hard LOL

This is a Cricut-less/ Sketch challenge with Emma at Creative Time for Me. You could use punches but no Cricut.

* Premade white cardstock card base from M's, A7. (suppose to be 5x7 and it is only 5x6.5...go figure)

* Paper--just picked up from the LSS yesterday. It is We R Memory Keepers and it is called "Peeps" (appropriate huh, and who doesn't love a peep?) I used the "Easter Bunny and Easter Bouquet papers." It is a stinkin' Cute line of paper!! Pink dot paper is Bazzil. White cardstock for trim is Core'dinations.

* Inside sentiment was the same paper line but the Easter Tags

* Organza ribbon from Hobby Lobby, used my computer and the Minya Nouvelle font for sentiment that was printed on white cardstock and cut out. Used Fiskars scissors to cut the Bazzil green cardstock into a tag for sentiment. The pink felt "Peep" shape was from a pack of shapes on the Easter aisle at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 and 50% off that. I bought it because it reminded me of a peep. Popdots were used on the Green floral mat, the green tag for the sentiment and the inside sentiment. MS "Loop" punch for the white cardstock trim.

*Sizes: Pink Dot cut at 4.75 x 6.25, Pink Rabbit cut at 3 x 4.75, Green floral cut at 3.25 x 4

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