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!!

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