Monday, May 31, 2010

Mojo Monday #141

Guess I'm on a roll this weekend with the challenges, huh?! Here's Mojo Monday # 141
I couldn't choose between the two, so I did square & round both! I love em!
Close Up:
Close Up:
Products Used: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Offbeat; Cardstock: CTMH Vanilla; Fibers: Basic Grey Boxer; Flowers: Petaloo Box Blends; Tags, Brads & other Embellys: Making Memories Chloe's Closet

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Here's the sketch from Heart 2 Heart:
and here's what I came up with:
It has a very woodsy feel to it, which I really like. I love this paper line!

Products used: All paper & stamp sets-Basic Grey Granola; Cream Cardstock-CTMH; Ink Pads-CTMH Heavenly Blue, Olive, OUtdoor Denim, Chocolate & Cocoa; Twine-misc


I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! Yes, I Queen of Earliness, forgot to submit my design for Picture Perfect Creations Color Challenge #15 - NO!!!! Here's the color combo:
On my monitor, these colors looked Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Vanilla Cream... once I saw the rest of the design team's items, I realized that Blush Blossom was a slight pink color which I had not used... oh well, my page was done and I like it :-) Here it is... ME!!

I hope you enjoyed looking as much as I enjoyed creating!

Background & Dotted Green Paper-BoBunny Island Mist Double Dot; Metallic Paper-Making Memories; Floral Printed Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle Lucky Me; Woodgrain on Tree-CTMH Weathered Backgrounds; Felt Leaves-CTMH Heartfelt Wonder; Flowers-Basic Grey Origins Bloomers & Pops; Pearls & Crystals-e.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

OCC Color/Texture Challenge

This week over at Our Creative Corner there is a challenge for Black & White with lots of texture. This one was super fun! Here's my submittal:
A Close Up of my lovely handwritting:
Products used: Making Memories Sabrina paper flowers, ribbons, and 1/2 a frame; Crystals on black button: Jolee's; Black Crystals: heidi swapp bling frames ovals jet; Black cardstock: CTMH; Brads in flower centers: 7 Gypsies; large black button & feather: misc; large cloth flower I made using SwirlyDoo tutorial

Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge #9

Wahoo, what a day of challenges! This time I found one over at Off The Wall Craftiness... here's my entry:
A close up of the bird:

Floral Papers: PaperTrey Ink-In Bloom & Friends Til the End; Stamp Set: Layers of Color-Dotted Delights; Ink Pads: CTMH-Autumn Harvest, Blush & Twilight; Blue & Pink Flowers: MM noteworthy ava; Orange Flowers: MM; Buttons: white-misc; pink-MM noteworthy ava; blue-MM noteworthy Audrey; CTMH Liquid Glass (on bird to make shiny); Sizzix Texture Boutique

Happily Ever Challenged #7

Tripped across Ted's Challenge over at Happily Ever Crafter... so much fun for another color challenge! The colors were Red, Orange & Yellow. Here's my entry:
Products Used: Patterned Paper-Basic Grey Ambrosia; Stamp Set-CTMH Annotations; Ink Pad-CTMH Black; Red & Yellow Flowers-CTMH; Orange Flower-Making Memories; Fiber-Basic Grey; Sparkly brads-misc; Stickles

Cardabilities May 30th Design

I'm just hanging out in the after a very nice visit with my dad Richard & step-mom Becky at their house this weekend. We drove down Friday night, spent Saturday at Horsehead Lake, the boys swimming & hanging out, Ron & Dad fishing out of the little fishing boat they have, and me... oh, just sunburning... it's what I do. When we got home today, we found tons of ants had invaded our laundry room. The boys loaded up the shoes into boxes, I vac'd out the yuck and Ron sprayed it down. I got scared that Gigi (our devil kitty) would get into the ant killer so he & I decided to make a trip to the attic to do a little card making. Here's my first making of the day:

Here's the Cardabilities sketch:

Printed Paper: Basic Grey Euphoria; Pink Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Bling; Sparkly Pink Cardstock; Clear & Floral Overlay: MM Noteworthy; flowers: Prima; misc sparkly brad

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

OCC Weekly Sketch #16

I found another Challenge but this one is a sketch. I liked the sketch so much that I just couldn't resist. Our Creative Corner OCCSC#16
But I couldn't do just one card...
I had to do two!
I won this paper at Kansas City's Creating Keepsakes Convention in 2009 and never used this paper. I had won more than my share, so I split this pack with my bff, Tricia :-) This is the first time I'd even cut into one single piece!


Most of you know that I'm a tree hugger at heart... I love my trees, I love all trees. They do so much for us and don't ask for much in return... except to be planted. Well, here's your chance to get money for trees to be planted FREE in the state of your choosing! Of course, I've already used my vote & planted it right here in Arkansas but you can choose your own state if you would like. For my Canadian friends, please consider choosing Arkansas since you heard it from me :-)

Just click on the tree at the top of this post & follow the directions! It'll help us all breath a little easier :-)

Monday, May 24, 2010


Picture Perfect Creations-Color Combo #14 (remember you do not have to have SU! colors, I don't... just get as close as you can and call it good!)Boy did I struggle with this week's color combo! I'm still not sure if I was successful with it or not but here's my card:

Frogs-The Angel Company Froggies; Lillypad-SU!; "Just dropping by to say"-CTMH Atomic Lower Case; "HI"-Cricut Ashlyln's Alpha; Cardstock-CTMH Ponderosa Pine; Dark Brown Ink-StazOn; Water color-CTMH ink pad in Ponderosa Pine; Blue Fiber-CTMH

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday/Saturday Fun Time

*It's amazing the things we find growing in the woods behind our house. These mushrooms were growing out of the hillside right outside our back door. I was amazed at how large they were. Our land is wooded so not much sun gets through to the floor due to the thick canopy.
Papers & Stamps: CTMH Twitterpated, CTMH waxy flax, Ink: CTMH Sorbet, Chocolate, Bamboo; twine from Hobby Lobby; brads from Oriental Trading Post; Stickles

*My big guy doing one of his favorite things... Guitar Hero! But this day was special as Dad had made a mic stand for him so he could not only the guitar but sing too. Dad Rocks but Van does it louder!
Paper: CTMH You Rock; brads from Oriental Trading Post; Bottle Cap letters-Spare Parts; words, star & guitar - Cricut with Gypsy and Indie Art Cartridge; film strip & large bottle cap-misc.; Stickles

Now I'm off to do yard work, doesn't that sound fun... it's only 83 degrees!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


My first items cut using the Gypsy!
And, of course, I had to dress them up for use on my page:
This Gypsy makes me wanna dance in a long flowy skirt! Now I'm off to put my carts on it, I know I know once you do that it's the only Gypsy they can go on... I think I'm good with that, so much less to haul to crops! WAHOO

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gypsies Tramps and Theives

Every time I hear the work "Gypsy" I think of that old Cher song.... and my mom & I dancing around to it and singing along!

Full Retail $249, I got it for $99! Makes me feel like a Theif!

But the real reason for my post.... my Gypsy is waiting at my house for me at the moment! Oh how I long to rush home & play with my new toys, get it all set up and ready to go.... ahhhh, let the day dreaming commence!
What the heck is a "tramp"? Like a Hobo? A woman with no morals? Help me here, will ya?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Follow PPC Contest

My fellow PPC Creators and I would really LOVE to get more participants and followers over at PPC so we've decided to have a 'Follow PPC' Contest! We want to reach at least 150 followers by Monday, May 24th and we NEED your help!

All you have to do to win is become a follower of us over at PPC-CC AND submit a design this week for the #13 color combo challenge. Winner will get 12 yards of Shappy Vintage Seam BInding donated by our very own PPC Creator, Debbie!!! Tha contest ends at 10 am EST on Monday, May 24
Picture Perfect Creations-Color Combo Challenge

Also, Debbie is running a challenge special for PPC this week.... make a card or project using the Week #13 colors and post over at PPC. Then go to her site, Simple Treasures, and leave her a comment on her PPC #13 post letting her know that you want to be entered into her blog contest. One lucky participant will win two yards of the colors of your choice of her Shabby Vintage Seam Binding.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Blog Candy - check it out!

So I don't actualy know Lisa (yet!) but found her thru my Picture Perfect Creations sister Design Team member, Nicole (gottahavepaper), click & go follow her rules for entry! Lisa's Birthday Blog Candy hope one of us wins!

Scrapbookpal Free Cartridge Winner

yes, you read that title right! I was informed a short time ago that I won a free cartridge of my choice from Scrapbookpal!

And my choice was....... Sports Mania! My boys and their sports... baseball, football, basketball along with high school titles such as Freshman, Sophmore, Junior & Senior... You know I'll gets lots of use out of this one!

So here's another shout-out to SCRAPBOOKPAL, go there!

Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #13

Weekly Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #13
Here's my design:
Stamp says "if you cannot get rid of the FAMILY SKELETON, you may as well make it dance." I gave this card to my mom for mother's day, she LOVED it! It cracked her up :-) If you knew my family, you'd laugh too!

7 Gypsies Stamp Set-Family; SU Cardstock-Green Galore; CTMH Stamp Set-Be Yourself (in background), Ink Pad-Black, Cardstock-Gray Flannel, Colored Pencils-various colors; The Angel Company Ink Pad-Gray Stone; StazOn-Black; Misc ribbon & green brads

Sunday, May 16, 2010

6th Grade

He's getting so big on me! Where has my little boy who loved dinosaurs gone? Now he's into guitars, his bike & skateboard.

Paper-Crate Paper Static Collection, Road Trip, Voltage, and Reaction; Embellishments-Crate Paper Impression Diecuts & chipboard stickers; Cardstock-Bazzill; Cricut-Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge; Glaze pen

3rd Grade

Papers- CTMH Animal Cookies; Blue Letters-Remember When Lotsa Letters; White “rd”-CM stickers; all numbers-Creating Keepsakes; Blue flower-Petaloo; Blue ribbon & white flower-misc

Who's ready for some Football?

Football & Word Papers-Boxer; Orange Ribbon-Boxer; Strip of football cutouts-Boxer Brown Cardstock-Bazzill Basics Bling; Grass-CTMH Cardstock & Ink in Topiary & Ponderosa Pine; Star paper-CTMH; “Undfeated” letters-Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge; distressing ink-CTMH Cocoa; Newspaper clippings-various newspapers

I had such a great time making these pages for my son, Ike. Please don't be offended at the use of the Hurricane headings from the paper.

First Cricut Swarm

My girls that made it to my first Cricut Swarm... in no particular order:
Forgot to get a picture of myself, but I'm amazingly beautiful this particular day with no makeup, my CKC tee shirt, and my hair jammed up in a clippy - oh yes, I am a sight to behold! lol

Butterfly Albums

My friend, Wendy, and I spent Friday night making these albums out of old file folders from her office that were no longer needed.

Butterfly albums: Cricut Cartridge-Indie Art

Left Album paper-CTMH Grace, Middle Album paper-Basic Grey Romani Dali; Right Album paper

Left Album paper-CTMH Grace, Middle Album paper-Basic Grey Romani Dali; Right Album paper-My Mind’s Eye Kaleidoscope; Stickles in various colors; Pink, Green & Clear round rhinestones-Heidi Swapp; Yellow rhinestones-Kaiser; misc pearls

Each book measures 10" x 7" and contains enough pages to make a dozen layouts with a hard back.

Hope you like them as much as I did!

A little instructions: use a Cricut Expressions with deep blade & Indie Art cartridge; cut file folder in half along the bend; insert one half of folder into machine on mat; select the butterfly & fit to page, note max size & round DOWN to nearest whole inch; set cut size to that whoe inch number for all of your cuts, this way they will all be the same; cut number of file folders as you would like pages in your book, you are only limited to the size of the rings you get to hold it together; there you go, that's the basic book. Since I was giving these to friends as gifts, I went ahead & decorated just the front cover for them, they can do the inside of the book how they want it to be