Saturday, December 26, 2009

Challenge 17 Inky Fingers

At, the challenge is to use ink on your cuts/projects and as always use at least 1 cricut cut!!

Here is a tin I made for a young lady this Christmas...I used alcohol inks and Storybook for the letters..

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

To all!! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Challenge 16 Santa's Helper

At Just Buggin Challenges, we were to create something for someone we love using our cricut!! Well I thought my little nephew would like this!! I used the Spongebob cart for this and bought a cheap photo frame from WM!! I think it came out pretty cute!!

Check out for a new challenge every Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowman tin Just Buggin Challenges Challenge 15

I rec'd snowfriends for a birthday gift this yr so I made this tin with that cart, this is for my daughter's troop leader. I used my MS snowflake punch for the border..I just need to add some ribbon to the handle and probably a little snowman on the top!

Homemade Ornaments

My daughter and I made these ornaments this yr...they were so much fun and super easy to make! All the letters were cut with wall pops (vinyl)...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Just Buggin Challenge 14 Use Layers

at the challenge was to use layers to create a project!! (of course using your cricut!)

Here is a card I made using a snowflake cut (Christmas Noel) and then I heat embossed the sentiment, I layered the cuts but didn't put them on top of each other so you could see both layers!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Disney On Ice Scrapbook Pages!!

(The Mickey is actually a Cuttlebug die)

(On the title Pirates..I took a cat's eye ink and a chalk tool and just dabbed the ink on the letters)

(the emblem in the middle is my attempt to make the Incredibles emblem on their outfit..LOL)

My daughter and I went to Disney on Ice in March (2009) and I am finally getting to scrap these pics! I didn't scrap all the ones I had taken but I did scrap quite a few!! I didn't put a lot of detail into the pages either..for a couple different reasons. I just wanted to showcase the primary parts of the show...I am glad my daughter and I were able to go, the show usually falls on a day that is either my son's bday or a day that we made plans for his bday..
some of the pics do not look too clear..sorry...
On with the pics..most titles were cut with Mickey Font..I think only Cinderella wasn't..LOL!!

Card for a little girl and CuttleBug Challenge

I used my Mickey Mouse cuttlebug folder to create Mickey..this is the card I made for a dear friends little girl who is turning 2!! Mickey has a little glitter on him..not sure if you can see it very good in the picture though...I also used Don Juan

This is for the

to cut "Oh Happy Day" and I can't remember which cart for the balloons :)

Awesome Giveaway!!

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The Scrapmaster has some blog candy!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New picture of Buster and Zeus

Here is a new pic of my dogs!! They love to lay on the same bed..LOL!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Hubby crafted!!

We spent some quality time this evening etching!! I have to admit his came out much better than mine..some of mine ran and now a couple letters are smeared together on the bottom of my one dish..I hope the person I made it for doesn't mind..LOL..I don't think she will!! LOL!

But this is one of the things Bill did..he also etched some mugs but I didn't take pics of those or the 8x8 dish things I did..

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Challenge Posted!!!

It is Wednesday..Wednesday means a new challenge is posted over at

The challenge this week is Sew It!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In your Cart Swap..PDDU Cart

I was asked to "angel" a spot on this swap..and since I had so much fun doing it the first time..I of course said sure!! The lady that was going to do it was using PDDU so I just used that cart....I hope these are okay!! I didn't want to just use dolls so I had fun thinking of some other things to use..(like the dinosaur..the shamrocks..)

Easter Egg Banner Swap

I have seen these swaps for sometime now on the I seen this one had an opening and wanted to give it a try..this is my "egg"...I hope it is okay..I have never done this kind of swap before!!

I used doodlecharms for the cuts...and of course my cuttlebug for the embossing

Here is my family's wooden sign

This was done the same way as the other one..but with wooden stockings!

I am not sure why my name is looking white but it isn't..

Christmas Gift..wooden decoration!

Okay..this was a first for me..painting!! I made this snowman sign for my sister and her family to hang for Christmas..
It is just a branch from a tree, some wire, and some ribbon!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Challenge 11 (

The challenge issued was to create a project with an animal cricut cut!! So with Turkey Day being right around the corner..I went with a Thanksgiving card!! Used some googly eyes cause it always makes the animal look cute!!
I used my Animal Kingdom cart and Storybook on this card!
You can check out the current challenge and play along at:

I look forward to seeing your creations!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I made a Design Team!!

I am so excited to share some great news!!! I am a proud member of the DT for I don't offically start for a couple more weeks and will create for every other challenge!
You can always come play along and have fun creating while using your cricut!! New challenges are issued on Wednesdays!!
Hope to see you over there!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Another Christmas Card is the newest one..I seen something like this somewhere so I decided to make my own version of it..used some white core paper and my cuttlebug, used an emery board to "distress" it to show the white core and used some distress ink for the saying on the vellum..I used the red ribbon (which I got off a pkg from Bath and Body works..LOL..yes recycling!) Used a ribbon slider and a couple brads..and here is my version!!

I think I may make a few more of these for Christmas!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Card

Here is a Christmas card I made for this year..still not sure if I am going to make more or make a variety of cards this yr (I usually make one style) but it also has glitter, in fact, first time I used this glue pad and was fun!! I used one of my one Christmas carts for the ornaments and used one of my punches for the border...and some "bling"!! What do you think??

Challenge (for 2 blogs)

So one challenge issued by JustBugginChallenges is to use "glitter" so I used some glitter glue on the letters and added some glittery looking embellishments...then for the Practical Scrappers blog you had to use 3 different ribbons..which I did a solid, a polka-dot and a ric-rak one (the stem) I used the Sans Serif for the word...

Altered Journal for a lady on Cricut MB

There was a request for a lady to get some altered journals for her to take to the Ronald McDonald house and I was happy to make one for Kim to is what I came up with!! I used my cuttlebug Mickey folder and used some button leaves....I used the Sans Serif cricut cart to cut the words out. I am not sure why the picture came out so dark but it isn't really that dark..LOL!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Card for a special young girl

I posted this card before and haven't used it yet and then read a story about this young girl so this is the one I am sending to her..

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just Buggin Challenge..Make something spooky!

I have recently discovered this fun challenge blog...using your cricut!!

So I used a tag from A Child's Life (still the only thing I have cut with this..LOL) and my beloved Hello Kitty cart for the bat...(did I say before that this is my favorite cart!! LOL)

And I came up with this cute little Bat tag..just did some stickles to outline the bat instead of cutting all the other little pieces out this time..I did some chalking of dark yellow and grey (not that you can see it well in the pic..) and used some pop dot foam things for raising the bat some!

Practical Scrappers Challenge..Uses Punches

I love their challenges so I decided to make some Halloween cards and use my border punch as I do not have many punches that cut die cuts out..I also used my new cuttlebug folders..I have wanted these forever and finally found them! Yay!! So what do you think?

Friday, October 23, 2009

In your cart Swap!!

I am done with my swap!! It was so much fun!! One of the most fun swaps I have been in. I chose the Hello Kitty cart to use and we had to make:

1 bookmark (the flower), 1 card (HK cut at 5 inches), 1 cut out (HK 5 inches I think), 3 twinchies (mine are the bat) (the same) 3 inchies (the pumpkin) (the same) and 2 tags (the you make my heart flutter and the strawberry) (different). You could only use your cart you chose except for bases (tags and card bases)..I used my cuttlebug and some stickles on various cuts and used my souffle pen for the seeds on the strawberry tag. I did use a Child's Life to cut the bases for the tags. I also used some chalk to give some color to the strawberry tags (used pink and green..don't think you can really see it in the pic) and used some on the moon on the bat twinchie) I also used some type of pop dots on the heart tag and the bat.

What do you think?

Die Cut Card Challenge

I was on the just buggin challenge site and the new challenge was to make a die cut card from any me loving Hello Kitty...decided to use that cart (plus I am doing a swap where I needed to use my HK cart to make a card but this one is 7 inches and the other is 5 LOL)..I really love this cart..I used my cuttlebug to add some detail...and of course, stickles for the nose!

what do you think?? This card will go to my daughter's friend who's birthday party is Sunday..I think she will like it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Card for Practical Scrappers Challenge

So the challenge was to use office supplies so I found a paper clip (yes only one..LOL)
When I was at the stamp show I had seen a card somewhat like this and I thought oh I should make one of those (as they are pretty) I took some pretty shiny purple paper then stamped with some staz on and used some vellum and alcohol inks then used my silver leaf pen and just attached the vellum with the paper clip. My thought on using the paper clip is you dont' have to worry about the glue seeing through on the vellum if you do not have special glue cause you just attach it to the stamped image with the paper clip! What do you think?? I like it for being my first one! Plus purple is my favorite color! Thanks Practical Scrappers for the it made once again remember some pretty cool things I have seen!

Snowman Post It Note Holders (for a swap and challenge)

I signed up for a swap while I was at the beach to make post it note holders..I just love making these they are fun! So after I changed this one about 4 times..this is what I came up with! I used my cuttlebug to emboss the snowflakes, cut the snowman from doodlecharms (my favorite cut on that cart) and of course used stickles, I also decorated the inside a little which is what the one pic shows..

I am also using this for a challenge that I seen!!

Monday, October 12, 2009


is going to be a great day!! We are going to see a lighthouse or two...We are having great time and having nice is a little windy but yesterday the water was warm..Tara and Bill had a lot of fun with the waves hitting them, I had some hit my legs..LOL..Tyler and his buddy are just into walking up and down the beach..not getting wet...LOL..
I wish we would have remembered the plug thing to download our pics to the laptop so I could share....
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, October 9, 2009


True Random Number Generator picked #5 so that would be Sherry!!
Yay!! And thank you all for joining my blog! I hope to keep up with it and keep you all enjoying it!!
Sherry, I will contact you via your blog but will need your info for mailing you your goodies! I will be out of town until next Saturday so this will not go out til that following week. (which would be the week of the 19th)

Leaving Saturday

For a week at the Beach!! My hubby thought of it!! I of course thought it was a great idea!! When we went in April, I was having a lot of medical issues so it wasn't as fun as it should have been for me and since we have the opportunity to go again, he thought now is a great is funny..last time we went it was his bday but also a week after our wedding anniversary and this time it is a week after our dating anniversary!! The kids are super excited!! We are taking our son's friend with us too.
Oh and my hubby bought me a PINK netbook last night!! So I will be able to get online!! And not have to fight over the laptop! Yay!! My daughter wants Santa to bring her one too!! So if any elves see one at a decent price...let me know!!
I just hope I don't gain anymore weight..I am having some troubles now with gaining instead of losing like I was...ughhhh...maybe someday all the medical stuff will go away..on a positive note, taking this one pill twice a day is helping a little with the stomach.....any bit is better than none! I do plan on getting plenty of exercise on vacation though..walking up and down the beach collecting sea daughter's favorite thing to do there! I just hope we get nice warm weather!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Challenge from Practical Scrappers

This challenge issued by Practical Scrappers was to use your decorative blades-scissors and make something!! I decided to make a gift bag for Halloween..

So I cut the edges of the paper with a couple different ones (hard to see on the black patterned paper) and then I used my cricut and cut out the ghosts but I then took another decorative blade and cut the bottoms..used my cuttlebug to emboss some dots on the orange and I then attached some googly eyes and heat embossed the spiders, which are PeachyKeen Stamps...and added some souffle pen lines for the spiders to hang from..oh and cut "BOO" from Base Camp (one of my favorite fonts) The ghost is from PDDU.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Looking for Blog Followers...

Okay..I want more followers..LOL!! So..I am going to give away some blog candy!! Nothing huge..just these couple cute things in the picture!! All you gotta do is become a follower and post in this thread! I will leave this open for the week! If you are already a follower, thank you, just post that you are already one!


Today...15 years ago...

I started dating my soul mate! And 15 yrs later..our love is stronger than ever..we still act like two newly in love people! He is my best friend!

I love you honey!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Another Transparency Card

Okay..after doing the challenge from practical scrappers..I found this tutorial on and thought it would be fun to try it..I had never tried to use my transparency as the actual card!! (*I have only stamped on it and attached to cardstock!) so I can up with this!! I stamped some flowers (I wanted them different shades so I used inked my stamp then repeatedly stamped so they would be dark, light etc)..I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock attached it, then added the 3x3 pc of blue then for the inside greeting it is the biggest blue pc. I added some chalk around the edge of the sentiment and some flowers and stickles! And of course a shimmery ribbon!! (which I need some more!! LOL)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Transparency Challenge from

This is a wonderful blog!! I have been enjoying checking it out and recently did a couple challenges!! This was the newest challenge!! It was to use your transparencies on your creation!!

I stamped the backgrounds on the 2 cards I made!! I forgot about using my transpariencies! Thanks Practical Scrappers for the reminder!!

So what do you think????

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Challenge Blog Hop #13!! Create a LO following a sketch!!

I love to follow sketches so this was fun!! issued the final challenge on the blog hop and I had a lot fun creating the LO!

Challenge Blog Hop #12 "Kickin it Old Skool" LO

YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! issued a challenge of going back to "old skool" for a LO!! Not fancy tools, machines..etc! LOL!! So I used a border sticker I got from WM last yr for the "embellishment"!! I don't always use my cricut but I do rely on it a lot for my titles!

Challenge Blog Hop #11--Make a Happy Fall Card

I used this cute scarecrow stamp I got last yr!! Fall is my favorite time of the year so I love using these "fall" colors to create!!

Challenge Blog Hop #10--Get down and Dirty!!

What a fun theme issued by

We used to go "muddin" all the time in the jeep!! Here is a LO showing Tara getting Muddy!!

Challenge Blog Hop #9 Alter any die cut!! I had a flower I cut from my cricut and turned it into a book mark (or tag..LOL) and added some stickles!!

This challenge was issued by:

Challenge Blog Hop #8 use any form of a die cut

this challenge was issued by

They have great challenges by the way!

I used Oscar the Grouch from the Sesame Street cart and used my threading water punch!!