May 28, 2012

FCCB--Spotlight Sunday Feature and Guest Designer

Happy Memorial Day Crafty Friends. What are you doing today? We will be going over to my in-laws house. My sweet and wonderful FIL lost his battle with brain cancer on close to Memorial Day. We will miss this incredible man. Now, Memorial Day has a little different meaning to our family.

So I was so excited that yesterday Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Board did a Spotlight Feature on me (Sunday 27th) because I won a challenge a month ago for "Things that Go." challenge #108. Today, I have a Guest Designer Spot and a card I made for Memorial Day featured.

So, here is the card I created for FCCB that I wanted to share with you. For me, Memorial Day is remembering. Those loved ones we lost, no matter how... for remembering those who have served in the Armed Forces (like my wonderful Ret. Lt. Col. Brother-in-Law) who protect our freedoms and Country.


The card base is 4.5 x 6.5. I used Ashlynn's Alphabet to cut the paper into the blue star square and the red/creme striped rectangle to cover card base. (sized with my gypsy)

I then typed words commonly used for Memorial Day onto the computer (I had about 20 words) and then just repeated the words all the way down the page. Printed it out (Times Roman and 12 font size)onto white cardstock. I also used the word "Remember" and printed out onto cardstock to ink/punch out later.

I used the star shape from Independence Day and cut with red cardstock at 3" and then the white word printed cardstock at 2.75. Then, inked using Tim Holtz Tea Dye and adhered to the red star.

The eagle is from Car Decals (believe it or not) and I had done that last year and had it sitting in my box of finished dye cuts. So, I think I did that at 3." I cut that 4 different times and pieced it together to get the eagle look I wanted. I cut in cream, grey and gold and brown. I used the tiny negative pieces to piece together the face. One of the things I love about car decals is piecing together the negatives.

I used the Postal red, white, blue Twinery twine. and a silver star brad on the front. Punched out "Remember" with an EK Success punch and inked with the Tea Dye ink.

Hope you enjoy, thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day! And thank you to those who have served our Country to preserve our freedoms. We as a family are remembering you "Da" today too.

May 22, 2012

My Creative Time Scrappy Monday LO Winner

Hello Crafty Friends. I was going to stay off the computer today just because I'm emotionally drained after telling my kiddos about their Grandfather not being with us much longer from the brain tumor. But, something kept nagging me to check
Emma's website
My Creative Time.

Imagine my surprise when I found out I won for a LO I did for the spelling bee my daughter won.

So thank you soooo much Emma for making me smile and brightening a difficult day. Go check out her website and if you haven't ever used any of her fabulous need to :)

May 21, 2012

Just a quick note...

Hello Crafty Friends. So sorry I've been away. As much as I've tried the last 2 weeks to think creatively, I cannot right now. We were told 2 weeks ago that my sweet and incredible Father-in- Law might only have a few weeks left with us due to suffering from a terminal brain tumor. This week, we are on borrowed time with him and each moment is precious we can spend with him. Hospice thinks it could be any time.

I might not be crafting this week but...I can promise I have one special secret project that I will be sharing with you for Memorial Day. So check back.

As a side note...time, family and love is precious and priceless. Take the time to tell those you love special little things you may have been putting off. I am so glad I had the chance to tell my FIL while he was still aware enough to understand..."Thank you....thank you for raising your son the way that you did because he is a wonderful Husband, Father and Man and it is all because he is a reflection of the man my FIL is."
Just take that extra time this week to tell someone how they are special to you. :)

May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Hello Crafty Friends and I wanted to wish all the Mother's a Happy Day...relax...craft...enjoy the family today. That is what I will be doing and making plans on my gypsy for the Teen Scene cart I just opened from the kiddos. We will be going over to the in-laws to grill some steaks this afternoon. Everyone have a wonderful day and I WILL be back this week blogging.

May 7, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Card #3 for Die Cuttin' Diva's #63

Happy Monday Crafty Friends and thank you for stopping by Okscrappinmama.
Here is a quick card I made for Teacher Appreciation Week, based on a sketch and will be entering it in the Die Cuttin' Diva's #63 Challenge


Card base is kraft 6.5 x 5. First paper mat is chalkboard paper from H/L Paper Studio. Dot paper 4.5 x 6), apple paper (6 x 4)and plaid(6.5 x 2.5) are from DCWV School Days pack. Circle paper: Red gingham is from CM and alphabet is from H/L Paper Studio

Cart used for the die cut is Cricut Lite Recess and apple cut at 2". Circle from Lacy Labels at 2.75 and 3. Used Martha Steward loop punch for the plaid center.

Used Peachy Keen stamp face from Princess Face Assortment. Sentiment" Happy Teacher Appreciation Day" is from Emma My Creative time "My Teacher Rocks" stamp set. Black Momento ink.

Thank you for stopping by!!

May 6, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Card for: Bitten By The Bug 2 Ice Cream Cone Challenge

Today I made a card with my Imagine. This card looks like my favorite kind of ice cream cone.
Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry and Cappuccino. I love ice cream. So I found the perfect ice cream cone to create for a card for the
Bitten By The Bug 2 Ice Cream Cone Challenge. (use any cart for an ice cream cone on your project)


5x7 white card base. I used my Imagine and the Yummy cart for the entire card. Ice cream cone cut/printed at 3.8 and including also printed the layers 2 additional times to have some depth. Then, I printed 2 different background papers at 7 ". I cut the scalloped label using the shapes that are stored in the Imagine and flood filled with the green pattern and the blue. Cut at 1.3 and 1. Used black momento ink and My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies."

Thank you for Stopping by!

May 5, 2012

A Scrapbook Layout for My Creative Time and BBTB2

Happy Cinco de Mayo and thanks for stopping by Okscrappinmama. I really like doing scrapbook layouts AND...I need to get caught up on the scrapbooks. My dd is in 4th grade and in Feb. she was one of 4 Fourth Graders and and 4 Fifth graders to compete in the school spelling bee.
Guess who won?? Yep!! My little fourth grader!! First time in 5 yrs a fourth grader has won it.

So, Emma at My Creative Time every 2 weeks on Monday will have "Scrappy Monday Layout Challenges. I thought it was the perfect time to enter a scrapbooking challenge AND get a layout done. By Sun 5/13

Also, at Bitten By The Bug 2--ladybug or bumblebee They are having a challenge to do a project with a ladybug or bumblebee using any cartridge). This seems the perfect thing to enter for the bumble bee. By 5/6


I actually did a double 12 x 12 LO. Just didn't show the 2nd page because it is the same paper but am attaching the Winners Certificate on the other page.

(These are directions for just ONE 12 x 12 page) Using Gypsy and Expression

Started out with black 12 x 12 cardstock. then using the rectangle from Ashlynn's Alphabet cut the cute little yellow dot bumble bee paper 6x11.75. Then with yellow cardstock cut(3) 9 x 3.33 rectangles from same cart. The tag is cut at 4.75 x 2.61 from TBBM in the bumble bee paper 4x and then 4x in black so I'd have some thickness for the tag when gluing bee tag on top of black tag. For the tags in the corner, I cut a little off the length because I wanted them shorter.

Finally, the wording is from Nates ABC's at 1.1" and grouped/welded together. Cut those 2x times to glue together for some paper thickness. The words that won the spelling bee on the tag in the corner are sticker letters from stickapottomus. I used eyelets on the tags, white organza and a yellow button with black twine in the holes. Twine on the corner tags too.

Bee cut from Create a Critter at 2" and the face was hidden so I could stamp a face from Peachy Keen Critter faces in black momento ink.

I had so much fun doing this layout--Thanks Emma for the reason to kick me into gear!! I plan on doing more on you challenges.

Thanks for letting me share everyone and have a super weekend.

May 4, 2012

Guys Birthday Card for CTO #61 and Cute Card Thursday #215

Hello and thank you for stopping by...Don't you love it when you go to the local scrapbook store and see a paper that's interesting and there is 1 sheet left and you think "Oh, might as well buy it!!" Well that was a year ago and guess what...finally found a need for it LOL
Isn't it cute? "Old Guys Rule!" LOL

I made a card today for:
Celebrate the Occasion #61 Male Birthday and must use a circle. By Sunday 5/6
Cute Card Thursday #215--One for the Boys, create a card for the man or little men in your life. By Wed5/9

I actually needed a birthday card for a friend turning 50 so having 2 male card challenges and the paper was just the nudge I needed to get creating!!


This is a 5x7 white card base. Covered it with my special paper. Cut a 2.75 circle from the reverse side of the paper using Lacy Labels . I cut a rectangle from navy core'dination paper from Lacy Labels.

Then, used Car Decals and cut a 3" Grandpa from black and kraft paper. Then recut the details in white for the shirt, red for the tie and "cut around" to make the blue pants.

Sentiment is an EK success stamp, black momento ink and generic Happy Birthday stamp.

May 3, 2012

Mom's Day Card #1: CCR, Krafty Girls, My Sheri Crafts, Scrapalicious...

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends and thanks for stopping by Okscrappinmama.
I don't know about you but it seems when you have kids in school, these last few weeks are just sooo busy. I still have more cards to make for Teacher Appreciation, Mother's Day cards, shop for gift cards, we have dance recital. And, I need to get caught up on the kiddos scrapbooks. When you have a 10 yr old and 4 yr old asking "Where are all those pictures we took the last year at?" know it's time to scrap. LOL

So, here is Mother's Day card #1. This is a trifold card, welded together using the gypsy with tags and rectangles and "Happy Mother's Day" welded to it.
Here is a video from Crafting with Katie's blog (click here for video) and this is how I learned to do it. Once you get the basic shape welded together right, the possibilities are endless.

Challenges Entering:

Creative Cutter Room
--Design Time Thursday Mother's Day 5/3 to 5/16
Scrapalicious USA--Flower Power 4/25 to 5/8
Krafty Girls #6 -- Dear Mother--project for Mother's Day from 4/24 to 5/6
My Sheri Crafts #84--April Showers Bring may Flowers For Mom, Mother's Day project add flowers. 4/28 to 5/11
My Craft Spot #54--Make a card or project for Mom 4/30 to 5/7
Paper Playtime #73--Anything Goes (my entry #2) 4/30 to 5/5
More Than Favors--Wacky Wed. #70 Mother's Day project 5/2 to 5/15
Bitten By The Bug 2-- Ladybug or Bumble Bee Challenge

Card folded up is 4 x 6. All paper is Bazzil or Core'dinations. I used a dark tan card stock for the base, terra cotta for the pot, turquoise for the top of the pot, teal for the wording, French Vanilla for the flowers, brown for the centers of the flowers, 2 shades of green for leaves. Black and red for ladybug. Pat terned paper I bought last year and is all coordinating from Prima Madeline Collection "Parsley Place." I just measured and cut the pieces of patterned paper.
Pearls and button from #1 bin at M's. Twine from the LSS.

Carts: WIMG ladybug at .75, Freshly Picked for flowers at 5.68 x 4, wording "Happy Mother's Day" from Martha Holiday Cakes at 2x 4.16, rectangle (1.5 x 12.29 and 1.5 x 8.09 from Don Juan and the rounded tag (hid the hole) from TBBM at 4.08 x 5.21.

I had to play with it just a bit to get the flower pot positioned right and the wording (hide/contour so certain areas wouldn't cut)

Thank goodness for a gypsy!! LOL

May 2, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Card #3 for CWC #84 and Frosted Designs

Hello again Everyone. I got another Teacher Appreciation card done for my 10 yr old dd music teacher.

Cooking with Cricut #84
--Teacher Appreciation

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge
--Rolled paper

Paper Playtime #73--Anything GoesLink
This is a Kraft paper 5x7 card base. Beige music paper and white music note paper from H/L Paper Studio. Black & white Bazzil card stock. Scalloped labels cut from Lacy Labels at 4 for black and 3.75 for music paper. The piano was cut at 3 from Twinkle Toes Lite. I cut the sheet music at 1.5 in beige to stamp the sentiment on. Sentiments (inside and out) from Emma "My Teacher Rocks stamp set and black Momento ink. Finally, I put an action wobble on the piano. (I had to trim a bit of the plastic for it--did you know you could do that?)

Rolled paper Rose
I cut a circle 4" from my CM circle cutting set from the music note paper 2x and then glued the paper back to back. That way, when I cut the "spiral" from the circle to roll the flower it would be printed paper all over. Glue and roll the paper. Then I put it on a pop dot and placed on the paper.

So first win at an FCCB challenge

Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends and thanks for stopping by. Imagine my surprise when I found out I won the "On the Go" #108 challenge for this card t FCCB.

Fantabulous Cricut

Also, on 4/27 I won Top Chef at Cooking with Cricut for the "Just a Note challenge"
for this card
Thanks for letting me share :)

May 1, 2012

Teacher Appreciation #2 For Wobble Wednesday

2 posts in one day...WOW! So here is Teacher Appreciation #2 that I did. I will be entering this in Wobble Wednesday#7 Teacher Appreciation.

Details: Black 5x7 card base. Apple paper from K & Company. Alphabet paper from H/L Paper Studio. Cricut Recess Lite Cart, cut at 3.5. Used the gypsy to hide/contour the hand details on the blackboard so I could cut the girl away from the board and put the wobble on just her.
Clock brad from H/L Paper Studio.

White Staz On ink pad and Emma's stamp set "My Teacher Rocks."

Teacher Appreciation card #1 for Throwback Thursday

Hello Crafty Friends and thank you for stoppping by Okscrappinmama. Boy, we had some nasty lightening and storms early this morning in the Tulsa area. I woke up like at 3 AM to the electricity going My first thought was UNPLUG the BUGS!! LOL Even though they are on good surge protectors I got up and unplugged it all. Then, I couldn't go back to sleep so l will be going to sleep early tonight.

Today I made one of 4 Teacher appreciation cards. This is for my 4 yr old to take to his teachers (he has 2 and I just duplicated the cards.


Card base is kraft paper and 5.5 x 5.75. The cute school house paper is 2 sided and from Jillibean Soup. The scallop frame was cut at 4.5 x 3.75 and from Love You a Latte' Lite Cart. I cut it in red and then in the Jillibean Soup Paper so I could use the reverse side of the paper (blue ruled) with the red frame on top. Apple 2" and ABC 3.5, both from the Lite Recess Cart. Brad is from H/L Paper Studio. White eyelets and red/white gingham ribbon. Black pen to add faux stitching.

I used black Momento ink and Emma from My Creative Time's "My Teacher Rocks" stamp set.

3 more Teacher Appreciation cards to go.....

Thank you for stopping by!!

April 29, 2012

Life is a Highway! Card for FCCB #108 and My Craft Spot #53

Hello and thank you for visiting Okscrappinmama! I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!
I've got a roast in the crockpot, and I still need to make mashed potatoes and some gravy. I just put 4 cups of water with Lipton onion soup mix, a couple of bay leaves, some minced garlic, pepper the roast and put it in for 8 hours. Smells yummy!!!

I wanted to share a card I created for the FCCB #108 challenge (On the Go) and
My Craft Spot #53 (Things that Go).

5/2/12 I actually won the FCCB challenge with this card.


This is a white 5x7 card base. Blue & greet paper (swirly on one side and dot on other side) is BoBunny. Sun is from Country Life and I just cut the 1st layer in yellow. The mountains 1.5 high x 7 long (tan dot)and 2 high x 7 long (brown).and the road (cut at 1.85 x 7 long)are from EDPD. The green trees are a punch. Clouds were cut at 1.25 from Paper Pups in blue dot and white. The orange truck and red car are at 1.40 from Boys will Be Boys.

The little sign "Life is a Highway" was actually my starting place/inspiration. That was a sign on some cute little boy truck/car/train paper from BoBunny "On the Go"

Inside sentiment from Pink By Design OH Boy! stamp set and just stamped on the grey cut road.

Thanks for stopping by!!

April 27, 2012

Happy Friday and a cute little owl card

Hello Crafty Friends and thank you for stopping by Okscrappinmama! I'm starting to really love using my Imagine. Only thing is, I need to tweak the calibration some. I've used it a lot and it's amazing how I'm still on the 1st ink cartridges.

So, here is a cute owl birthday card print/cut on the Imagine.

1) Celebrate the Occasion #60--Birthday and use ribbon by 4/29
2) Getting CrickySimply Sunday Challenge In honor of Earth Day, use an owl on the project
and something recycled. My something recycled was the red twine
I pulled off a card I made and didn't like how it looked and the green ribbon that was on
a store wrapped present & I kept the ribbon. by 5/5
3) Bitten By the Bug 2--Balloon and Birthday by 4/29


White 5x7 card base. Card details made on the Imagine using Best Friends (owls, blue background, circles for balloons & sun) The green for the grass was printed/cut from Imagine More.

Owls at 4 and the layers cut and glued together for some depth. Blue for sky was printed in a rectangle with rounded corners at 6". Sun at 1". The circles for the balloons was actually the cherry on top of one of the cupcakes on Best Friends. I cut just the cherry at 2.5 and then flood filled with different printed patterns from the cart. The cupcake cut at 1 and 2x.
Grass (Imagine More at 5)

Used the recycled red/white twine on the balloons. Green ribbon (recycled) and 2 eyelets at the bottom of the card. Momento black ink and MPS Tweety Hoo Puns.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!

April 24, 2012

Just a note...Card for CWC and DL.Art

Ok, 2 posts in 1 day...I know...LOL And my last card for the day is for 2 challenges

Inside the card is stamped "Thank You"

1) Cooking With Cricut #82 for National Card and Letter Writing month. Project featuring either a card to send someone or a scrapbook layout featuring a letter. By 4/24

2) DL.Art--Thankful Thursday
Inside my card is stamped Thank You. This is a Thank You note. By 5/5


This is a 5x7 premade white card base. Red mat cut at 4.75 x 6.5, black mat cut at 4 5.8 x 6 and the alphabet paper cut at 4.5 x 5.75 with the cricut. The notebook paper is from Simply Charmed at 3 . Ink cut at 2.55 and pen at 2.25 both from Locker Talk. Mailbox from Doodlecharms 1.20 (cut in grey, black and red 7 pieced together) and the mailbox post and base/grass from Jolly Holliday 3".
(I just printed 1x in brown and 1x in green and cut the mailbox off the brown for the post and the green off for the grass and glued together)

On the notebook paper, I used a blue and red pen to highlight the lines and the sentiment "Just a note and the heart on the envelope and "LOVE" stamp are all from Emma MCT "Happy Mail" stamp set. Black Momento ink. Used silver and brown pen to highlight ink well. Envelope was hand cut from white cardstock. Stamped Thank You inside the card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

You are my Sunshine--card for 2 challenges

Hello and thank you for stopping by. I don't know about the rest of you with kids but you would think with school winding down that things would slow down. I feel like the last week I've been juggling way too much with the kiddos school/activities. So, to chill out a bit, I decided to do a card for 2 challenges.


1. Scrapalicious USA"April Showers"--anything to do with showers. By 4/23
2. Creative Cutter Room "April Showers"--Incorporate rain, puddles, clouds and or flowers and must include a bow made of ribbon. By 5/2


This is a 6x6 card made with the Cricut Imagine and all from the Imagine More cart. The green dot card base was precut by me at 6x6. The red check printed paper is 5.5x5.5, the blue is printed/cut at 5x5 as was the green check for the grass (then just cut it).
The rooster/chicken was printed/cut at 4.5 and cut 3x to layer for depth. Sun was printed/cut at 2" as was the word bubble. Can't remember what cart the rain drops were from. Had those a while.

I used Imagine Enjoy the Season for the cute cloud and cut at 2. I used white grosgrain ribbon and eyelets for the bow in the corner. I used blue stickles on the rain drops and black decorative dots for the eyes from H/L

Sentiment "You are my Sunshine" is from Emma, MCT.

April 21, 2012

Happy Earth Day--card for Krafty Girls challenge

Happy Saturday and Earth Day! I'm just hanging low today with a cold but thought I'd share a card I made for the Earth Day challenge at Krafty Girls #5 Project Earth. Ok, can you tell I'm loving my Imagine? Been using it a lot lately! I got my rewards cart Nursery Tails on Thursday and it is so darn cute! The images are not just for baby items. The animals are really cute...reminds me a lot of Kate's ABC's.

inside card


This is a 6x6 card...I know big huh? The background (sky, grass, flowers, butterfles, trees, clouds, bird etc. was printed at 6 with the Imagine and nursery tails. The bear (printed 2x)is from Best Friends and printed at 3". I print/cut the layers and then cut the arms out from bear #2 to add dimension around the world. The world was printed from BF too at .90

Added that onto a card base

The word bubble was printed from another Imagine cartridge (??) and I used a stencil for the wording. Remember the song "What a wonderful world" sung by Louis Armstrong? That is what I based the card from

Inside the card is a computer printed sentiment and punched out with an EK success punch.
Globe inside the card printed/cut at 3.5 from Imagine and Best Friends.

Thank you for looking.

April 20, 2012

Monochromatic, Congrats and Thank You Easel card

Happy Friday Crafters! Today I did something I've never done before...I made an easel card. It was easy peasy. It was so easy I decided to make 2 cards--"Thank You" for DL.Art's Thankful Thursday Challenge and a "Congratulations" for Celebrate the Occasion #59 (Congratulations and monochromatic) and The Cuttlebug Spot (Easel Card)

Congratulations for:
Celebrate the Occasion #59
(Congratulations card and monochromatic)
by 4/22 midnight

The Cuttlebug Spot (easel card and use embossing)

By Mon. Apr 30th

side view of an easel card


Since there are 2 cards, I doubled everything.

Started with an easel card-- 4.25 x 8.5 sheet of black card stock and an extra 4.25 x 4.25 piece of same cardstock. You score the cardstock at 4.25 and 6 3/8. Use scoretape and tape the extra square of 4.25 paper so the tops meet. (see tutorial HERE)

I decorated card with DCWV Black Currant Paper Stack. I just cut some mats for the sentiments to go on in coordinating paper.

Thank you I used the backside of the paper (which is cream)and creatively cuttlebugged with the "Thank You" embossing folder by blocking off the words I didn't want with card stock and then cutting it out. I then used Ranger Inks perfect medium on the embossed "Thanks" and brushed on perfect pearls--pearl powder for a pearly shimmer and subtle effect. In case you didn't know, the perfect medium acts like pigment ink would for embossing powder but the perfect medium is just tacky and clear. It is just like an invisible ink pad.

Congratulations: I used the backside of the paper again and cut a mat and ran through the "Textile" cuttlebug folder. I brushed the Ranger perfect medium & Perfect Pearls onto the embossing. Then matted onto a coordinating paper and stamped congratulations in black Momento ink.

Flowers were cut in various sizes and 5x each : .75, .90, 1, 1.1, 1.2 in the different coordinating papers using cricut Walk in my Garden. I then used a pearl brad as the center of the flower and adhered to base for both cards. Link
Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy my blog!

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