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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Golf & 90th Birthday

Hi there,
I have one more basket to share with you today. My hubby's grandfather turned 90 today so the family got together and had a little dinner for him. He LOVES golf and still plays, god bless him, hubby and I got him a gift card for the golf course he has his league play at. So I wanted a creative way to give it to him.

The bucket is a driving range bucket. I filled it with tissue and put golf balls on the top. The golf cuts are all from Sports Mania. The balloons were cut from George and then run through the Cuttlebug using the argyle folder. 90 is cut from Storybook and finally Happy Birthday was cut from Hello Kitty Greetings.

He really loved I was thrilled!

Happy Birthday Papa!

Thanksgiving Basket

I wanted to share the Thanksgiving Basket I did last week for the assisted living Thanksgiving party/dinner.

The pilgrims, Indians, cornucopia, and turkey were all cut from paper doll dress up. I distressed some of their clothes and feathers. There is also a lot of cuttlebugging although it's hard to see in the picture. Happy Thanksgiving was cut from wild card as well as the scalloped oval it's sitting on. The turkey and pies were cut using the Cricut along with Sure Cuts Alot. They are patterns from My Scrap Chick!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shop till you drop!

Good evening!
I had quite the productive day! Tree is up, decorated and lit (that's always the scary part) the rest of the stuff is sprinkled about. Plus, I finished my challenge for the Scrappy Frogs Challenge blog.
This week we were asked to create a shopping themed card being it's the shopping season.
We we're going to post the challenge yesterday, but a lot of us were out doing shopping of our own....FUN! Although I didn't venture to far out in the world.
Here is my take on the challenge....

I used my brand spankin' new Paisley cartridge to weld the purse together to create the shaped card. I used some paper with dresses and shoes as the pouch part of the purse. The flap of the purse is some pink glitter paper I had lying around. The ribbon was from my stash. The "shop till you drop" clasp was computer generated and then cut with Nesties. I added a few adhesive gems here and there and that was it.

Be sure to head on over to the Scrappy Frogs challenge blog to check out what my design team sisters came up with. Don't forget to play along!!!!

Mojo Monday -

Happy Saturday!
I've had my Mojo Monday entry done since Wednesday...
but the days have been crazy and I'm just getting it posted.
Hop on over to Mojo Monday and try their sketches...they are FAB!
Here is my take......

The paper is from K&Company. I used a EKsuccess punch for the top scallops. Ribbon was from Hobby Lobby. The leaf was also from Hobby Lobby's harvest collection. I used the Stampin' Up ticket punch for the corners of the box then added adhesive pearls in the indents.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great rest of the weekend!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I won!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm still recovering from the food
Had a wonderful time with the family but we woke up to snow here in Ohio. Guess that means Santa is on his way! Santa....I'm not ready...LOL!
Anyway, I have some more exciting news! I entered my Cornucopia card into a challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge blog and won this weeks challenge. YAY! I now get to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing for November! How exciting! If you didn't get to see the card scroll down it's the very next post....if your interested.....
If you haven't been over to Cricut Cardz Challenge yet you need to give a little click-a-roo right HERE! They have really fun weekly challenges using our little friend the Cricut! The design team over there provides wonderful inspiration every week.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One Cornucopia - Three Challenges

Hello There... Me again!
I wanted to share a card with you that I'm entering in two challenges. The first is for Just Buggin'. The challenge this week was two use three Cricut die cuts on your project. I used the cornucopia, banana, lemon, and grapes from Paper Doll Dress Up. I also used the apple from Doodlecharms. I hope that
The second challenge is for Bitten By the Bug. I haven't played over there forever. So I was excited to give it a go this week. They we're to use the cornucopia from Paper Doll Dress Up.
Last but certainly not least is Cricut Cardz Challenge...their theme this week is to use a Thanksgiving theme using any cartridge.
Here is the card.....

As you all know the Cornucopia was cut from PPDU. I embossed it with the Distress Stripes
Cuttlebug folder and then distressed it more with Tim Holtz ink. I pop dotted the front to give it a little dimension. I tied some rafia in a bow and hooked it to the tail. The banana and lemon were also cut from PDDU and shadowed with the distress ink. I cut the grapes twice from PDDU, then cut each grape off the second and distressed the edges and pop dotted a select few. I didn't quite get the look I was going for but it turned out OK. All that is mounted on some blocks cut with Nesties and a little doodlin. The flowers are Prima's with adhesive gems as centers.

Overall I like how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Top 3 Pick! Woo Hoo!

I'm sooooo excited today! I just popped over to the Just Buggin' blog to revisit this weeks challenge I'm working on.... and come to find out the card I entered last week was a TOP 3 PICK! Wooo hooo! Check out the card here. I've never made top of any challenge so this is tooo exciting for me!
So now I get to wear this fancy button on my side bar!!!

If you love your Cricut as much as I do, YOU HAVE to visit Samantha over at Just Buggin'. Great Challenges and a TON of fun! Click here.
Thanks for letting me share my exciting news with you!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Hi there!
Hope you all had great weekends. My weekend would have been complete if my
darn Browns could have pulled that game off. Soooooo close.
Anyway, I have another Thanksgiving card to share with ya.
This one uses the Unscripted Sketch 32. I love this blog although I never get to play as often as I'd like. Check em out here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pilgrim Bear

Hope you're having a great Saturday!
I wanted to share a Thanksgiving card I made for a little one.

The bear is a new My Scrap Chick file called Pilgrim Bear. Isn't he just the cutest! I embossed his basket with Distressed Stripes using the Cuttlebug. Then inked it a little to give it a rustic look. The brown box he's mounted on is embossed with my pumpkin embossing folder. Paper is K&Company. The rafia I had lying around from another project and I found the leaves at Hobby Lobby way back when!

Thanks for taking time out of your weekend to stop by!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another First Birthday

Happy Friday all...hope you all have some fun plans this weekend!
I wanted to share yet another first birthday card. I told you guys I had many friends all have babies at the same time....LOL! They are leaving me in the dust....LOL!
Anyway here is my latest.....

The dinosaur was cut from paper dolls and then Cuttlebugged with my mosaic folder. I colored in his teeth with a white gel pen and I inked the edges of him a little bit. He is mounted on a blue square that was embossed with my new star embossing folder. The sentiment is computer generated and then was cut out using center point and my George Cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

First Birthday 2

Hi there,
I have one more first birthday card to share with you. I had a lot of friends have babies all at the same fun!
This one is for a little boy!
The layout is from this weeks sketch at Card Positioning Systems - aka- CPS.

Elmo was cut from Sesame Street and friends. The background he's on was embossed with the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug Embossing folder. You're 1 was computer generated and cut out with my Nesties. The yellow on the side was punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The blue band was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Button and ribbon from the good ole' stash.

Thanks again for stopping by!

First Birthday

Hi there,
I wanted to share a first birthday card for a special little girl.
The layout is from another fabulous sketch over at Mojo Monday!

Minnie Mouse is cut from Mickey & Friends. I stickled her dress and bow and added a few adhesive gems for her belt. Your 1 is computer generated and then cut out with Nesties. Ribbon and button are from my stash. The little green flowers are also adhesive gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Hi there!
Happy Hump day!
I just wanted to share a card I made recently for a friend of mine who lost their mom recently.
She had been sick for awhile and my heart just aches for the family.
Sympathy cards are always hard....

I used Home Decor for the birdie. The black dotted border is a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is a stamp but I can't remember who. I embossed the white background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Halloween....a little late...again

Hi there again,
Here is another Halloween card...a little!

It's pretty much the same as my previous post. The little pumpkin came from Hello Kitty Greetings using the Cricut!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Halloween....a little late

Hi there,
I know we are almost to I found some pics of a few of my Halloween cards I forgot to post. So here ya!

That little cutie was cut from Hello Kitty Greetings using the Cricut. I stickled the lollypop and her little bow. The ribbon on the right I found at J's.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Speedy recovery!

Hi there,
Just wanted to share a quick card I made for a cousin that has to have a nerve block done in his back tomorrow. No fun! So hubby and I wanted to send a card letting him know we're thinking of him. I also found another great challenge blog that loves the Cricut as much as I do. It's called Just Buggin'. Check em out here. The challenge this time was to use an animal and by chance I did....
Here is goes.....

The scalloped circle is cut from a Nestie. The sentiment is computer generated then cut with a Nestie. The turtle was cut from Walk in my Garden. I pop dotted the shell to give it a little depth. The eye is a brad with a white dot on it. Some "manly bows" and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday

Well the weekend is coming to a close... but the weather was just gorgeous here in Ohio this weekend. Sun and warmth in the middle of November....I'll take it.
I just wanted to share a birthday card I made my uncle the other day.

It's quite simple but perfect for a guy I think. The star is from George and then embossed with my new Cuttlebug folder. The band is embossed with a border folder. The paper is DCWV. Ribbon and button from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Happy Saturday!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
I just wanted to share the Anniversary card I made for my uncle & aunt.
The layout was taken from a recent issue of cards magazine.

The papers were all from a fall stack I found at JoAnn's. I can't remember who makes it. The leaves were from the Harvest Collection at Hobby Lobby. The leave border is a Martha Stewart punch. Ribbon and button from the good ol' stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Halloween Basket

Hi there,
Another post today for ya!
This basket is again for the Assisted Living place. They always ask me to do baskets for their party's as prizes for the residents.
Here ya go....

The pumpkin, Spider, Candy Corn, Haunted House and bat are all cut files from MyScrapChick! The tree is from Doodlecharms. I cut Happy Halloween from Hello Kitty and finally the Mummy is from Paper Doll Dress Up!

Thanks for checking it out and all your wonderful comments. I always appreciate each and every one of them!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Camera Thanks

Hi there,
I just wanted to share a card I did for my mom. My one camera broke, well it wouldn't
auto-focus, so basically it meant broke for! Anyway she showed up one day with some new parts. Woohoo! I'm back in business!
I'm also entering this card on a fabulous new challenge blog I found. It's called Cricut Cardz Challenge. Check it out here. This blog is right up my ally cuz you all know I love my Cricut!

For this card I used Locker Talk for the camera. I used glossy accents on the lens so it looks shiny like a lens. The bracket was cut using Storybook. I cut it on blackout then with the frame. The "Thanks" was cut using a Quick Cutz die in the Cuttlebug. Ribbon and button were from my stash. The background paper is DCWV.

Thanks for stopping by!

Baby Girl & MoJo Monday....again!

Hi there,
I'm on a roll....
I loved this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch so much that I decided to do another card using the same layout. This card is for another little girl that came into our family. Leighton was born to my hubby's cousin and his wife a couple weeks ago and we finally get to go see her tonight! I'm so excited.
Here is the card I made for the little one.....

The background paper was a single sheet purchase at JoAnn's awhile back. The sayings on it are actually felt so it's real fuzzy. The scalloped circles are nesties and then embossed with the Cuttlebug. The little feet were cut from New Arrival using the Cricut. I added some pink adhesive gems and a bow and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Get Well - Mojo Monday

Hi there,
Well it's Tuesday and I actually have a MoJo Monday done early in the week....wooo hoo!
My dad has a friend that was in a pretty bad car accident and asked him if I could make him a get well soon card. So here you go.....

The sketch as I said is this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. The stamp is a House Mouse. I colored them in with Prima's and Goo Gone. The paper I believe was My Minds Eye but I can't be sure. The circles are Nesties. I ribbon and pearls were from my Stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone!
Sorry I have been MIA! I wanted to share a recent card I made for the Scrappy Frogs Challenge blog. For this challenge we were asked to create something that had to do with Thanksgiving Dinner.
Here is my take......

The background paper I believe is DCWV. I got it last year and never used it. I thought it was perfect for this challenge with the pumpkin pies on it. The turkey was cut with SCAL using the Cricut. The pattern is from My Scrap Chick. The stamp I just got at Michael's but can't remember who makes it. The little leave brads were from the Harvest Collection at Hobby Lobby. Now head on over to the Scrappy Frogs Blog (link on sidebar) and show us your Thanksgiving dinner creations. There is even a chance to win a great prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by!