Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Challenge 35 – Tags, bags and Boxes (Criutters Anonymous and Cuttlebug Challenge Blog_

For this challenge (which if you haven't read, the format is changing on the blog and there will no longer be challenges but there will still be themes and we will still be sharing our creations with you all over there) we were to create a tag, bag, or box! So being that I just bought Forever Young..I wanted to make a purse (I say that is the same as a bag right?? LOL) I cut the purse at 4 inches (which is what I got when I told my machine to cut to page)..
I used my white pen to add the little lines around the edge. I used my daisy punch and glued the border on the bottom. For the "flap" part I used my stickles and then a rhinestone!! The little flower on the top was from last yrs Spring line from DCWV...
This type of little purse would be great for a favor at a party or maybe for a gift card..
I am also adding this to the Cuttlebug Challenge is for Purse-On-Ality!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Two years ago on this day...

we lost our friends! They were the nicest people in the world..they didn't have much but what they had was yours if you needed it. They were killed in a motorcycle accident. I remember the day like yesterday..I was at my very first scrapbook get together with some girls from the cricut board and my hubby called me to tell me..I couldn't believe it. Dennis and Teri had moved away a couple yrs before that but we stayed in touch and we went to see them and they would come up and visit..they were like family to us! So my dear in peace and watch over your kids and your grandbaby..I could see you now guys..that little man would be sooo spoiled by the two of you! We miss you! Bill and I still laugh to this day at all the fun we had! Thanks for touching our lives and being our friends!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Shadow Box Design Team Entry

So scrapbook pal ( is looking for DT members and I couldn't wait to apply!! Have you ever checked out their site! They have awesome deals!! Keep your fingers crossed they like my project!!

For this shadow box I did the following:

Storybook cut at 2 1/2 inches both regular cut and shadow feature

Used "pop dots" on the back of each letter to help them stand out

The butterflies and flower are attached by using glue dots!

The white and the green cardstock is Bazill..
I inked the edges of my paper with Cat's Eye ink (hard to tell in the pic though)

These make great gifts don't you think? This one is going to a friend of mine!! I hope she likes it!
Some of the Products can be found:

Pink Bless Our Home Shadow Box

This box I made for a friend..I had posted about paying it forward to my crafty friends on facebook one day and one of the ladies posted on this is for her!! (well 2 did so I have one more to make for the other lady) I hope she likes pink!! I used the Plantin Schoolbook cart for this font and also for the scalloped edge...(I forgot about that being on the cart LOL)..For that though, I used the cut to length feature and cut it at 8 inches (then had to adjust a little)..The ribbon on the top I bought at Pat Catan's one came in a little variety package for a buck I believe!! LOL! The font I just used the "shadow" feature. I pulled the center out of the flower and added a brad on this one. The background striped paper is g*c*d studios...light stripe. The pink cardstock is Bazill.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Challenge 34 Picnic Inspired Cricutters Anonymous

This week's challenge on Cricutters Anonymous is to create something by using a picnic theme as your inspiration! Well for me..when I think of a picnic..I think of being outside and seeing flowers and bright and happy I created this card.. I took a pc of Bazill cardstock for my
base (pear crush) then I folded into 3rds..I used Bo Bunny paper (patterned paper). I used for the first time (LOL) the Create a Critter cart for the flowers...(they are made with Bazill paper as well)..added a couple eyelets so it would close and a few little rhinestones/pearls! On the inside, I just double matted cardstock for the sentiment...
What do you think? Leave me some comments! I love them!!
Don't forget to join us each Wednesday for a new challenge at Cricutters Anonymous!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Then come and enter:

1. Become a Follower
2. Put the "follower" button on your blog
3. Create a post on your blog (if you have one) or on your favorite MB...of FB..Twitter...(something like that)
4. Submit your project by May 5th (winner will be determined around Mother's Day)

What is the theme??? It is to be a combination project..2 projects that coordinate with each other! Examples: card with coordinating gift bag..or card with a mini book..


Can't wait to see what you create!! Good Luck to all that enter!

More information can be found on the cuttlebug blog!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

April Project 2 Cuttlebug Blog!

Here is my second project for the month of April for the Cuttlebug Blog!! Once again, the theme is flower power!! So come grab your cuttlebug and something with the theme and play along at if you haven't yet..or if you want to play some more!

I cut this card out of plain white cardstock at 5.5 x 5.5 I then embossed each side of the card using the Blooming Flowers embossing folder! I added some color by using my zig marker. Cut the flower out of DCWV cardstock using my cricut! Added some daisy border using one of my punches..and of stickles!! (I just love my stickles unless it clogs up..LOL)
What do you think?? Let me know by leaving me a comment!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Make sure you check out the Cuttlebug Blog's giveaway for April!!

It is

This is what someone will win this month! Challenge 3!!

The theme is Flower Power! You only have to use your cuttlebug at least once! Create any project.upload and see if you are the winner at the end of the month!

Oh and while you are on there....check out Sabrina is also giving away a cart once she reaches 150 friends on that blog! Yahoo!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bless Our Home Shadow Box

Here is a shadow box I made this is for 2 for my friend Crystal who has blog candy to give away..the other is for Practical were to use one of their sketches!
It isn't a great picture..I keep getting a glare from the font of the shadow box.. :(
I used the Learning Curve font for the letters..I bought the flower at M's and just took it off the stem..what do you think!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Challenge 32 All in the Family (CA Blog) Bless Our Family

For challenge 32 we were asked to create something "family" make a gift for a family member! I bought this shadow box at M's on clearance for 1.99 (good deal huh!!) and I used my cricut (one of the requirements for the CA I love my bug!! LOL) to cut the letters at 1 1/2 inches using the shadow and the regular cut..(used Opposites Attract). I bought the butterfly (2 butterflies for a buck another good deal!! LOL) at the dollar store...and used some primas from my stash! Leave some comments..let me know what you think!

Don't forget to join us every week for a new challenge at Cricutters Anonymous!! (the web addy is still the same..only the name has changed!)

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Project 1 For the Cuttlebug Blog

Here is my first project for April!! The theme is flower power!! Each month there is a challenge on the blog--be sure to play along---there is always a great giveaway!! But we, the DT, do a Challenge every month and we also do a couple projects using the same theme and any cuttlebug item we want!
So here is a card I made..I used my cricut to cut the flower (Storybook cart) and then embossed it with Swiss Dots..used some stickles and there is my flower! I also used Stylized Flowers embossing folder for the orange paper (more flowers LOL) and added some glitter on the embossed area!! (So easy..just use your zig pen.or another glue pen..then spinkle with glitter). I used a border punch on the orange paper too..can you tell? It kind of blends in..LOL!
Let me know what you think...I love comments!!
Please join us over at to play along! Can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my friends!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April's Challenge for the Cuttlebug Blog! Theme Flowers!

Our sponsor, Crazy Scraps, sent us Pop Culture embossing folders to use on this month's challenge. I chose to make a stair card, I have fallen in love with these type of cards and the border embossing folders work great for them!! Our theme for April is flowers! So I used my cricut to cut the rest and added some primas!
Check back in a couple more weeks for a couple more flower projects I will be creating!
Please come join us every month for a new challenge! The blog is

Don't forget about May's contest..all is posted on the Cuttlebug Blog! Check it out!