Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Wishing you and your families a




have fun & be safe!!
See you all next year:)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Surprise Holiday Spirit Giveaway!

Do you love surprises, then stop by and see Georgiana at  Carsons Cricut Creations for a Surprise Holiday Spirit Giveaway!


Have a safe and very Merry Christmas!!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A couple of last minute Christmas cards

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I have made a few last minute Christmas cards, since I hadn't felt well for a couple weeks I got way behind on my Christmas cards (and everything else around the house). So I needed to make something quick and easy, I finished them today and here is what I came up with. Hope you like them:)


A2 size card
Copic markers & SU colored pencils
SU stamp set - Holiday Tag Team
SU black embossing powder
Sentiment from Cardz Tv Sstamps Home for Christmas set


A2 size card
Copic markers & SU colored pencils
SU black embossing powder
SU stamp set - Holiday Tag Team
Sentiment from Cardz Tv Sstamps Home for Christmas set


A2 size card
Tuxedo black Memento Ink
SU stamp set- Along the same Lines

A little note about copic markers: Do not use them with black embossing powder, they will smear/melt the embossing powder. I found this out the hard way. If you do want to use embossing powder use clear.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Not a creature was stirring

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I found the Imagine on Dec. 2 still at the black Friday sale price at WM,  I cannot believe how much I am loving it. I never would have bought it if it had not been on sale. For one being because It was so expensive previously and for two it is so large, but I am so glad I found it.  I had even walked right past the stack of 5 of them sitting on the shelf the first time, but I had walked back down the isle looking for something else. And there they were, just sitting there. One was even still left last week.


Here is another card I made with it.






A2 size 4.25" x 5.5"
The 2 background papers were printed on the Imagine, the green tree paper is from the Snow Angel Imagine Cartridge pg. #40 
The pink layer & birds were printed & cut from Enjoy the Seasons Imagine Cartridge pg. #3  at 3.5" 
Crinkle ribbon
Foam tape for layers
Sentiment is from Cardz Tv Stamps "Home for the Holidays"
These high quality, clear photopolymer stamps are made in the USA. 


Beautiful handmade dresses & aprons!

Are you looking for a beautiful handmade sundress or apron?
Check out my friend Renee's etsy shop at Picked Green, she makes the most beautiful sundresses and aprons! You have to check them out!
Here are 2 of the ones she has listed now, aren't they beautiful?




Cathie has a birthday giveaway!

Cathie at Creative Cutter Room is having a birthday giveaway!
Go over to enter and while you are there check out all her wonderful projects, they are great!

Cathie is giving away a total of 2 cartridges & 2 cuttlebug folders to ONE lucky winner!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Welcome to Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Cardz TV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop!

Dec. 17th & 18th

Entering in

A2 size card 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Imagine Snow Angel Cartridge pg. 11 cut at 3.5"
Designer snow flake paper printed from pg. 39 inked edges with memento ink- danube blue
crinkle ribbon
snow flake from Jolee's Boutique
Sentiment from Mary at Cardz Tv Stamps Set "Home for Christmas" stamped with memento ink- danube blue.



Be sure and leave some lovin' at all the stops because Mary & Lynn have generously provided some great candy!

Mary of Cardz Tv has the Cricut Seasonal cartridge Gingerbread and Cardz TV Holly Jolly Stamp set for blog candy. And Lynn has an adorable North Pole Collection paper kit from Crate Paper!

Here are the stops in case you get lost along the way!


Mary -      cardztv
Kate -       scrapperscreativecorner
Melissa -   melissa-moecreations
Susan -     itsmesusanp
Elaine -     expressionsbyelaine   <-----You are here
Laura -     queenscardcastle
Kristin -    pinkldycrafter
Shawnee - quiverofangels
Gloria -     girliascards
Julie -       cricutchick
Jeri -        bugnme
Nicole -    teachdanz
Lynn -      bootsandblingtime
Amanda - craftsbyamanda
Sue -       suescraftymess  
Karen -    littlescrappieces
Dana -     iwycd
DeNetra - craftynanny3
Sharon -   meemeescreations
Candice -  stampinpearls
Janis -      pausedreamenjoy

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great weekend!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Welcome To Paper Cutz Challenge # 119

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge # 119
This weeks challenge is....
"All Hearts Come Home for Christmas" Make a card, LO or craft project for Christmas using Hearts, and any colors you'd like. (don't forget to use hearts, like I did!)
Link up at CardzTv by Jan. 5th. & be sure to check out what the rest of the wonderful DT has for you!


Also be sure to stop back this weekend for the Cardz Tv Design Team Christmas Blog Hop, you won't want to miss all the great projects!

Entering in:




A2 size card 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Imagine cartridge Snow Angel
Trees pg. 22 cut at 2.5" Inked edges with memento ink- bamboo leaves.
Little Boy pg. 14 cut at 3.5"
Deer pg. 16 cut at 1.7"
Snow flake paper pg. 39 inked the edges with memento ink- danube blue.
Green layer from Snow Angel cartridge, inked edges with memento ink- bamboo leaves.
Crinkle ribbon died with TH distress ink '"gathered twigs"
Sentiment from Cardz Tv Stamps "Home for Christmas" set


Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Welcome to Cardz TV Challenge # 2

Welcome to Cardz TV Challenge #2 - "Crafty Christmas"
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You have from Friday 9th til Sunday 11th mid. EST.  to enter your project over at Cardz TV with Mary. The winner will receive 2 of Mary's wonderful stamp sets! 
     


Here is what I made, be sure and stop over at Cardz TV to see the great projects the rest of the DT has made for you!




A2 size card
Craft paper base, green layer from my stash.
Musical paper is printed from the Cricut Imagine cartridge Imagine More with TH distress ink - gathered twig on the edges.
The tree is cut at 4" and is from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
pg. 52 and stamped with the matching stamp from Close to My Heart- 
Embossed with gold Stampin Up embossing powder.
Then using TH distress ink pad- Iced spruce & Evergreen bough
I made the ribbon with hem tape & colored it with TH distress ink  to match the tree. 
(I was trying to make crinkle ribbon but bought the wrong product)


The sentiment is from Mary at Cardz TV stamps and is from the "Home for Christmas" set.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

♥ Melissa's Annual End of the Year/ Christmas Giveaway!!! ♥

For the Paper Cutz Challenge click HERE


Visit Melissa at Creating from the Heart for a chance to win some great prizes!


A $150.00 Gift Card to Michael's Craft Stores
1 Copic Air-Brushing Starter Set System
1 Copic Color Swatch Book
36 Copic CIAO Marker Set!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pat's One Year Blogaversary Challenge

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Pat at Pat's Scraps is having a Challenge for her One Year Blogaversary!
Here is my entry


A2 size card
scraps for my paper
I used Nifty Fifties cartridge for the sundae cut at 3.5"
Stickles
PTI sentiment
Inked the edges with TH distress ink Tattered Rose & Bundled Sage.




Here is what you can win!
Challenge ends Midnight EST Dec. 5th

Friday, December 2, 2011

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge # 118

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge # 118


"Jingle All the Way!" 
Make a card, LO or craft project using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of  Jingle Bells. Use any colors you'd like.


You have from now until Thurs. Dec. 15th to enter your project over at Paper Cutz Challenge




A2 card 4.25" x 5.5"
Designer paper is from My Minds Eye- 2010 O Christmas Tree Stack.
Elegant Edges- Oblong pg. 51 cut at 3.75" embossed with Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots, popped up on 1 thickness of foam tape.
Bells are from Wrap it Up pg. 38 cut at 4" embossed 2x with versamark & gold stampin up embossing powder & popped up on 2 thicknesses of foam tape.
Jingle Bells sentiment is from Mary at  CardzTv Stamps,
'Home for Christmas" set and embossed with black stampin up embossing powder.
Red ribbon bow


Don't forget to stop over at Paper Cutz Challenge to see what the rest of the DT has made.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!



Friday, November 18, 2011

Welcome To Paper Cutz Challenge # 117

I have 2 posts today
Click HERE for the 1st Cardz Tv Design Team Challenge or scroll down.




"Let's Talk Turkey!" 
 Make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving, using a stamped, digital stamp or Cricut cut image of a Turkey . Use any colors you'd like.


Link up your project by Dec. 1st at  Paper Cutz Challenge and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you!




I am also entering this into




A2 size portrait card
Stampin Up paper- Regals Collection
Elegant Edges pg. 26 cut @ 3.75"
Create A Critter pg. 70 cut @ 2.5"
Stampin Up twine- Gold
Button from WM
Designer Paper- GCD from Big Lots
Sentiment from Paper Trey Ink- Vintage Picnic
Crimper
Wild Honey distress ink on edges of feathers
Bundled Sage distress ink on edges of hat


Thanks for stopping by,
Have a Great Weekend!!



Welcome to the first Cardz Tv Challenge

Welcome to the first Cardz Tv Challenge

Today the new Cardz Tv DT will be showcasing
"Just My Style" we want you all to get to know
our style and we hope you can join in the challenge!

Visit CardzTv to see what the rest of the fabulous
DT has in store for you and to enter the challenge!
The winner will receive the "Thankful for You" stamp set
to be chosen on Monday, Nov. 21st 

You will have from now until Sunday Nov. 20 
12 midnight EST to enter.


I can't wait to see what you make!




Added to Robins Creative Cottage link up party


My favorite type of card to make is the side step card.
You can search YouTube for the directions.


My card is an A6  6" x 4.5"
Designer paper is DCWV Guy Stack
Rock Princess cricut cartridge all cuts are 3.25"
Stars- pg. 64
Guitar- pg. 61
Headphones- pg. 58
Ipod- pg. 60
Sentiment is "Ticket Talk" from Mary @ Cardz Tv Stamps


Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Card

Don't forget you still have time to enter your project over at the Paper Cutz Challenge blog


Here is a cute Christmas card I made



For this card I used:


A2 size card
Sentiment from Mary at cardz tv stamps ticket talk
Winter Frolic cartridge pg. 40 cut at 3.75"
Art Philosophy cartridge for snow pg. 64 & 65 cut at 
Art Philosophy cartridge for water pg. 22 (oval 1) cut at
inked edges for snow
Peachy Keen Face - Everyday character face assort.
Glossy Accents for water
Foam tape to pop her up
grosgrain ribbon
snowflake sticker from EK Success- Jolee's boutique
brads for buttons






Cardz Tv Stamp Set - Ticket Talk


Thursday, November 10, 2011

If you are looking for Paper Cutz Challenge #116 click HERE


Visit Mandy for a chance to win the Art Philosophy cartridge.


Ends Nov. 24 midnight PST
Diana at DL. ART is having a 600 follower giveaway!
Be sure to check out her work, it really is great!





CricutCouple

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Candy has some candy to giveaway!

If you are looking for the Paper Cutz Challenge #116 click HERE




Visit Candy at candyscraftcorner for a wonderful giveaway and be sure to check out her wonderful work!



Monday, November 7, 2011

I am so excited!!

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Mary from Cardz Tv has picked me and 20 other wonderful designers for her new DT! Woo Hoo!  Mary is so sweet! 
If you haven't visited CardzTv be sure to do so, she also has fantastic stamps & videos. So go check out CardzTv and see the rest of the DT line up.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dad's Birthday Card

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click HERE

My dad's Birthday was Oct. 26, I am a little behind so I am playing catch up on the Bday cards. Here is what I made for my dad.



I am entering this at birthday sundaes




A2 size portrait fold
Nifty Fifties pg. 56 cut at 3.5"
Sentiment is from PTI Birthday Bash Sentiments
The designer paper is from DCWV the Guy Stack
black & white twine

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Birthday Card

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I made this for my friend, that I have know since I was five. Around the age of seven we started roller skating, we practically lived there. If the rink was open we were there, and we didn't stop until we were about 19. So, I knew when I got this cartridge, that I was going to use this cut for her birthday card. So here it is!







Nifty Fifties cartridge pg. 43 cut at 3.5"
For the edges of the skate I used Stampin Up-lavender lace
The red polka dot paper is from DCWV- dots, stripes & plaids
Sentiment stamp is from PTI- Birthday bash sentiments
Brads for the wheels
Grosgrain black ribbon
Foam tape

Friday, November 4, 2011

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge #116

"Gobble, Gobble!" 
Make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving incorporating a recipe for your favorite Thanksgiving dish.  Use any colors you'd like.


Be sure to head over to Paper Cutz Challenge to see what the rest of the DT has in store for  you and link up your project by Nov. 17 th. Midnight EST.
Can't wait to see what you create!
Paper Cutz Challenge is going to EVERY 2 WEEKS beginning with this challenge! 


I made a set of recipe cards for my Thanksgiving Dinner. I host most holidays at my house because I love to cook and because there are 6 of us with food allergies so we do not eat out very often.


This is the front of my set of recipe cards




This is one of the dividers




This is one of my favorite recipes


My recipes are a big mess so since Mary gave us this challenge I thought I would get some of my Thanksgiving recipes in order. So I searched the internet for something to print my recipes on instead of the 8 1/2" x 11" printer paper I had been using and found this site to type in my recipe and print it out on a card. 
http://alenkasprintables.com She has some really cute cards to use, I think they turned out cute. Then I laminated them with this laminator I recently purchased, I think they turned out great!

I used scraps for all of the cuts 


Thanksgiving & turkey cut at 1.5" Simply Charmed pg. 61
Pie cut at 1.5" From My Kitchen pg. 67 removed cherry and added pie vents.
Rooster- cut at 1.5" From My Kitchen pg. 77
Turkey- cut at 2" Animal Kingdom pg. 33
Poultry- cut at 2" From My Kitchen pg. 77
Blue & White paper if from DKWV  Nanas Kitchen Stack
Plaid paper is from 



I am working on more and will post as I finish them.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge #115

Paper Cutz Challenge#115: "Turning Over a New Leaf" 
Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using LOTS of leaves and any colors you'd like, EXCEPT NO GREEN or BLUE.


Be sure and link up your creation over at the Paper Cutz Challenge  by Thurs. Nov. 3rd, midnight ET



Check out the rest of the designs teams inspiration at Paper Cutz Challenge


For this card I used:


Art Philosophy cartridge 
Pg. #25 cut at 8" for the card cut
I also used the border cut at 4"
Pg. #34 cut at 2" for the leaves
some of the leaves were stamped with the CTMH My Acrylix "Happy Harvest"
stamp and the sentiment is from the CTMH My Acrylix Autumn stamp set
Stamped leaves colors are Stampin Up- Lovely Lilac, Baroque Burgundy, Ruby Red, Choc. Chip & Creamy Caramel
Polka dot paper is from Oriental Trading Co. from last year
Plain paper is from my stash
For the background under the leaves I used TH distress inks- Walnut Stain & Tea Dye
Card edges are TH distress ink- Walnut stain



Friday, October 21, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #114

Welcome to Paper Cutz Challenge #114

 "In the Pink" As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so to help promote this worthy cause, let's make a card, LO or craft project for Breast Cancer Awareness month using PINK and any other colors you'd like.

 I hope you can join in the challenge! 
You have until Oct. 27 to enter you project in Mister Linky over at Paper Cutz Challenge Blog



inside bottom edge



Art Philosophy card feature pg. 58 cut at 5.5"
Art Philosophy decorative layer feature pg. 56, both cut at .75" then glued together
then using foam tape stuck it to the Tag feature layer pg. 56 cut at 1" and again
stuck that on the card with foam tape so it is double layers.
sheer ribbon is from Joanne's ribbon section.
Black & White paper is by Making Memories I think I got it from Michael's.
"Hope" stamp is from Close to My Heart "Celebration " stamp set.
I also Inked up around the edges with Stampin Up Pink Passion
and Momento Tuxedo Black.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #113

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Paper Cutz Challenge # 113
"Stars, Circles and Diamonds, Oh My!" Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using stars, circles or diamonds and any colors you'd like.






A2 size card
Witch is cut at 1.5" from the Happy Hauntings pg. 55 first cut, cut 2 time
Moon is cut at 2" from Art Philosophy 
Cuttlebug folder on moon is Spots & Dots
Designer paper & ribbon is from Studio G 12x12 pack (both .97ea @WM)
I cut out extra bats for a second layer
button & twine
Stamp is from Mary at cardztvstamps the Spooky Sayings set.




Be sure to stop by the Paper Cutz Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT has for you.
I can't wait to see what you make and be sure to add it to the Inlikz at Paper Cutz Challenge by Midnight EST Oct. 20th.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Birthday Card

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Here is the card I made for my mom's Birthday that was yesterday.





A2 size card
Butterflies are cut at 1.5" from the Art Philosphy cartridge pg. 55
Gem from i-rock
Blue paper is from DCWV Tradewinds stack
Other paper from Recollections
Embossing folders cuttlebug
      Divine Swirls, Perfectly Paisly, Script
Inked edges with Momento Ink colors-Paris Dusk, Desert Sand, New sprout
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Monday, October 10, 2011

What I did this summer

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I hope to be posting more often now that boating season is over for us. This year we decided to keep our boat at a marina on Lake Cumberlnd, Ky, we use to tow it down their (3 hr. drive) and only got to go a few times a year, but it was actually cheaper to leave it there and get more use out of our boat. So we went down every other week, except for Sept. we went every week and we were only home for 2 days out of a week. A lot of fun but it wore me out doing laundry, grocery shopping & preparing our food in 2 days. We have one more week long trip planned for my husbands business then more crafting time for me. Yeah!! Gotta get my Christmas cards finished. 
Here are a few pictures of what I have been doing all summer!


Our boat is the one at the end on the right, without a name.
Hanging out with some friends we met at our marina.

Here is my husband finally catching a big one (25") striper,
can you tell how happy he was. He tried all summer. Then he caught this in our
last 2 weeks of boating!

76 Falls
Here is the waterfall at the lake.


 Vultures in the trees

Vultures enjoying a dead fish on the bank.




Then there was the Poker Run with the High $$ go fast boats!
This was awesome, I want to take a ride in one some day!



And this is me in my favorite place! In my relaxation chair, 
 enjoying the peace & quiet & nature!


Hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of me & what I do when I am not here in the summer.
Have a great week!!