Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Has everyone worked with glitter this holiday season? I've got glitter all over the house! Martha Stewart's fine glitter seems to have powers over my vaccum cleaner! No matter how many times I vaccum I can't seem to pick it all up!! I'd like to submit this card in Dutch Dare Challenge -#92 Christmas card/Tag or Ornament , for my second entry. All paper used were from my scrap pile. Thanks for looking.
Monday, December 13, 2010
These ornaments were made for my Twilight loving sisters & Daughter in law.
We are diehard Rob obessed & constantly telling each other how we watching him.. thru text
Since I'm the only empty nester I claim Rob as my boyfriend, because I get to see him on dvd everyday. Yes Everyday,Sometimes the same movie back to back.
I stepped out of the norm and created a shaker ornaments. I watched a few you tube videos & taadaa! Card recipe: Cruicut cartridge Joys of the Season,glitter (snow), Edward digi from Pixie Dust Studio .
I'd like to enter my ornament/card in the following challenges:
Cricut Cardz Challenge - #54 No Read or Green
Charisma Cardz - #49 Christmas Gift
Dutch Dare Challenge -#92 Christmas card/Tag or Ornament Winter
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Let it Snow
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Deck the Halls
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I hope everyone has started their Christmas shopping. I have a few more people & I'll be done soon. Thankfully, because I still have a lot of Christmas projects I still need to get done. This weekend I played with my Cricut Imagine, challenge from My Pink Stamper was to create a card using your Imagine. I'm not thrilled with my Imagine, or if I need to do any updates? I'm not comfortable with the time it takes to pick out my project get it adjusted on my screen in order to make the cuts. The more I work with it the more comfortable I'll get it's just a matter of time. I am glad I got my imagine, it cuts beautifully and I'm sure once I get more familiar with my imagine I'll grow to love it as much as I love my expression.
Today’s card was created with the Best Friends art cartridge. The only thing that wasn't printed from the cartridge was the black cardstock. I used a bunch of pop dots for dimension & a memory making flower brad in the middle of the flower. Ribbon from Hobby lobby sachet & Pearl from Paper Studio. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This weekend I created a second card using my wildcard cartridge & Design studio.
I hide all the scallops & score/tick marks. Ooh this was my first time using my sewing machine on my card! Not perfect. But it will do. Practice makes perfect.
I’d like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Snowflakes
Digital Tuesday Challenge – #83 Frame
Delightful Sketches – Stitching
Raise the Bar – #43 “Lets see those Curves”
Paper: AC Patterned Paper Christmas pack
Stamp: Whismy Santa Stampabilities
Snowflakes cut with Winter Wonderland cartridge. Cut with Imagine…love the way the Imagine cuts the details out without tearing your paper.
Glitter: Martha Stewart
This weekend I finally get to play with my Cricut Imagine. So far I’m not that impressed with it.
The only cartridges I like so far are the ones that came with the machine…& the ones that are out aren’t that impressive to me. I’m sure if I could weld and hide the things I want to remove it would make the machine more appealing. That would mean I need to buy a gypsy. Right now they are having way too many problems with both systems. I do think it’s a keeper. I was too eager…& should have waited…but I do like it..& I’m sure they’ll come out with more carts I will be eager to buy.
My first tag…ever was created with my Imagine. I’m going to send this card to my Grandparents & include a gift card in back of the tag. I’m also going to tell her to use it as a bookmark too.
I mad the little pocket from the wildcard cartridge. I just turned it upside down & cut the bottom off. I’d like to enter my card in the following challenges:
YNS CHALLENGE – Bookmark it
Tuesday Throwdown - #24 Give Thanks
Scrapbook Sisters – Autumn Colours
Imagine more cartridge: tags & colors
Digi by :Elizabeth O.Dulemba
Monday, October 11, 2010
I had a cleaning yet relaxing weekend. Last week I received my Cricut Imagine. Unfortunately my machine wouldn't calibrate or cut. I had to send it back...but I'm hopeful it won't take long to receive another machine soon. I took this weekend to clean my craft room & re-arrange my shelves. I now have an empty space to accommodate my new Cricut Imagine. In the meantime I'll read up & watch Utube videos. I hope your weekend was as productive as mine at the very least relaxing.
Magnolia card created for the following challenges:
Paper Play Challenge -#40 sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Sparkling
Crafty Catz Weekly Challeng - #53 Magnolia/Tilda week
Orange cardstock by The Paper Company
Black polka dot paper by The Paper Studio All Seasons Paper Pack (old)
Rub on Sentiment by American Tradional Designs
Magnolia Rubberstamp - colored with Primsa pencils
Glitter by Martha Stewart gemstons glitter set
Outline in Winter green Shimmerz
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Todays card is for two challenges...but I'd like to say I enjoyed trying something new.I got the idea from Everyday Cricut a post Joy did last week you can see it atEveryday Cricut and she even has two videos showing you how.The vintage image I used is from a set of vintage images I won in June from Peggy Loves Vintage blog. She has some great stuff on her Etsy page here.
Raise The Bar challenges - cooler weather
Moving Along with the times
- Vintage image
- a new technique -Pop out card
- Embossing - cuttlebug snowflake folder
As you can see in order to enter Moving Along with the times..you had to be creative & challenge yourself.This is the first time I've ever really challenged myself.I'm proud not because it's a great card...but because I tried something new & accomplished my goal.The card reciepe.
DCWV - photo stack background paper
Scraps - snowflake paper
Front of card : snowman is a cut out from an 2yr old card someone had given me.
Inside of card: Vintage image by Peggy Loves Vintage
Thanks for stopping by
Monday, September 27, 2010
DCVW my favorite paper,cardstock & all around company is giving away some kick but paper stacks & Cricut cartridge. You have a few chances to get your name entered in a few times. I am a DCVW horder...ok I do use it...but at times sadden when to see it cut up... but glad I did when the card turns out awesome!I entered at the maximum times possible. Wish me luck. OOoh I wish everyone good luck.Forr details on what you need to do to enter please visit DCWV Diary
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Did I tell you I won some blog candy last week? I was hopping along The Fall blog hop which started on Ruthie’s blog & Bam!
I got lucky & won a prize from Primped In Paper . I just adore the little card & DCVW paper Nicole
added as a surprise. If you have a chance stop my Nicole’s blog & see her tutorial on how to make vellum tea light toppers. I hope to make some for Halloween.Thanks again Nichole look forward to seeing what you create next
I hope everyone had a nice weekend. We got a break from the heat this weekend with a cool front. The temperature is in the mid 80’s and 60’s at night. Today I woke up & let the dogs out..Oooh it felt great. Texas heat can make you tired real quickly. I played in my craft room and produced a card for the following challenges.
Sweet Sketch #68 - Sketch
Papertake Weekly -Animal Magic
YNS CHALLENGE - Give Thnaks “Thanksgiving”
Stamp Something Challenge - Fall Colors
All paper is from my scrap pile, Leaf’s from a dollar store find. Image by Elizabeth O.Dulemba’s coloring pages she’s an amazing children’s book author & illustrator.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I hope ya'l had a great weekend. Even through we had rain on & off over our weekend..We managed to have a great time. My daughter,Mom & Dad came in from out of town & we all got to do a little of this & that. Sunday we took the dogs to the park...& lucked out to just miss the rain. It felt so good to get out & breath some fresh air. I woke up early on Saturday & put this card together for the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge- Christmas cards for Operation Write Home
Fab ‘N’ Funky - Picture Inspiration
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Fur or Feather pig & mouse are fur
Card created with Mo’s Digital Pencil Shopimage,Cardstock & scraps.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
My card is created for the following challenges:
Whimsie Doodles Challenge Whimsies Challenge - #48 Sketches
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge – In Between Newsprint Black, White & 1 color
Tuesday Tagger – Book “Twilight Saga”
YNS Challenge - # 24 Anything Goes
Fab ‘N’ Funky – “What’eva”
Crafty Catz - #49 paper piecing
Image by- Pixie Dust Studio (Edward)
Diamond black & white paper by- The Paper Studio
Diamonds raised with Sticky * Doos by – The Paper Studio
Black gemstone glitter- by Martha Stewart
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Well I’m finishing my cards rather late tonight. Today I had a few errands to do & yard work. I felt I had pretty productive day, but it didn’t feel complete unless I felt the same about my crafts.
Speaking of crafts, don’t you think your card making or scrapbook pages are a work of art? I do we take so much time & pride in what are finished products will look like…how could it not be art? I guess that’s my chip on my shoulder when I hear comments about having too much time on my hands. Or it’s not watercolor or oil painting aren’t you just coloring? Who's to say one’s hobby is better than the other? I guess I shouldn’t let it bother me. Most of the time it’s people that don’t have something they enjoying doing besides watch TV, or drinking that make those comments.
I didn’t mean to go on..& on so here are the challenges my cards will be entered in:
Papertake Weekly – Sketch
Paper Play Challenge – #35 “autumn is Comin”
Mo’s Challenge Blog - “Special Fold & Flowers” (My first split card)
Raise the Bar - # 35 Orange, Brown & Green
Images- by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Autumn leaves paper by: Karen Foster Designs (Hobby Lobby)
Green Diamond paper from scraps
Ribbon by- A touch of Ribbon (Wal-Mart)
Flowers – taken from a Ribbon purchased at Hobby Lobby
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Hello all after two weekends in a row of traveling & visiting family I'm home relaxing. Next weekend I'll be in San Antonio, TX helping my mom take my grandparents shopping. I took advantage of my weekend home & made a card. Today's card was made for the following challenges:
Raise the Bar - Sketch
Digital Tuesday Challenges - Use your scraps
Stamp Something Challenge - Stamp Something
Mo’s Challenge Blog - Little girls
Digital image by- Mo’s Digital Pencil Shop
Paper scraps by- Me & my big ideas paper stack,black paper from wrapping paper scraps,Oval & tab from old scrap stash.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great week
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Last night I stayed up late creating cards, & would have stayed up all night, but I started getting sloppy.Dontcha just hate when that happens. I haven't made any time for my best friend, so I thought I'd let her know how sorry I am we haven't gotten together lately. This weekend I'm playing a few challenges I've never played before.
First I'd like to say Meljen’s is so generous as to give away some of her digi's for free. Here is my card & the two challenges I'd like to enter it in:
Meljen’s Design Challenge & Inspirational blog
Paper Play Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi by Meljen’s Design
Ribbon by The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby)
Blue border by The Sweet Life
Rhinestone stickers from Micheals
Background paper from Wallpaper swatchbook scrap pile
Papertake Weekly -Sketch
YNS CHALLENGE - Easel card
Paper Play Challenge - Anything goes
Digi by Roxx.T
Strip of words by DCWV cut from the Pet stack
I used all my scraps to make 3 cards.
I made a group of cards using Papertake Weekly sketch. Over time I’ve seen a few blogs that show you different ways to make several cards using the same papers & each card a little different, well I decided to try. Since I had a few digi’s of Moses already colored up I used scraps from my stash to create these cards.
Thanks for Stopping by
Friday, July 16, 2010
This is has been a hectic week. My daughter & husband visited a little on there last few days of their vacation/leave. Ryan is in the Army and they’ve just received orders to go to Vilseck, Germany! I am so excited for her, & worried at the same time. My mind is whirling of all the things we need to do to get her ready. We lived 3 years Oschenfurt, Germany when my ex-husband was in the military. She was little at the time, and doesn’t remember much, but we toured our little city. Just me & her. God willing I’ll get to visit her and go back to where we once lived.
If you have a chance stop by & create a card for Michelle. OOh and check out her blog..she's an amazing artist. I've been reading her post, about her accident & she has such an awesome attitude. On to my card...Today’s card is for a few Challenges :
Sweet Sketch Wenesday- Use Sketch
YNS Challenge - #20- Use Flower Power
Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge- Card for Michelle
Digi by Whimsy Stamps especially made for Michelle
Glitter glue I got from Micheals in the kids area ;)
Background paper called Aloha Simple Flowers by The Paper Studio
Cricut cuts from Wild Card & George
Thanks for Stopping by.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.Last month I entered BBTB2 & Peggy Loves Vintage blog challenge & drawing. I won 5 sets from Peggy Loves Vintage! Thank you Peggy. Here's my first card with one of Peggys vintage images.Bernice a close co-worker of mine is retireing & this is the card I made for her. I used some scraps from WeR Memory Keepers Scrapbook pad called Rainbow.The cut used was from Cricut Wild card cartridge (cake). I also used a little bit of Inkssentials Glossy accents to give some shine to the apples and grapes.Well thanks for stopping by and go visit Peggy Loves Vintage & See all of her lovely Vintage images.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This weekend Emily my sister was here to watch Eclipse & spend the week crafting.
Today we created a card for the Midnight Madness Sketch # 60 Challenge. Since Emily doesn't have a blog were posting it here. If Emily wins then I'll send it to her so she'll start her own craft challenges.
This card was created useing Paper Studio's So-Sweet Paper pack & Cricut's Hannah Montana's cartridge,an old stash of metallic ribbon, plus a little glitter glue to make it the butterfly sparkle. Had a great time showing Emily how to create a card useing a sketch.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great Fourth of July weekend.
This week I'm a guest designer at Doodle Palace Tuesday Challenge June 29th - July 5th. I had fun creating the sketch and I used my cricut to cut out my sketch. This was my father’s day card to my Honey. I was so excited about making my first sketch that I couldn't sleep. When I woke up I had this sketch in my head so I went striaght to my craft room to get it down on paper. I created this card with my new digi from Doodle Palace, and I just love the way it came out.Thanks for stopping by. Now go to Doodle Palace and try the challenge.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Have a great week and hope to post some cards soon.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I woke up this morning with Eclipse on the brain. My sister is flying in on Tuesday and were going to the 12am showing of Eclipse at the Imax center in Houston. My daughter drove in on Saturday to watch the Movie with us too.I'm so Excited! In honor of my favorite movie I've created a card for Three challenges.
Papertake Weekly- Sketch
Raise the Bar-Eclipse Theme
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge -Use two Images
I used My favorite digis from Pixie Dust Studio ,The brads from making memories,round stickers made from Bubble-A-Bilities, Eclipse from random wibesite.Paper by DCWV "Photo Stack 2", Black cardstock embossed with cuttlebug swirls floder.
Friday, June 25, 2010
I'm happy to report Moses is on he's way to a full recovery, and will have to be on a special prescription diet. He's old and we probably only have 3 more years ,give or take a year.We want him to be in good health as long as possible. He's back to he's impatient self when it comes to feeding time, barking if I'm taking to long. Ha-ha that’s how I know he's feeling better. I have noticed he's more affectionate toward me, which tells me he's thankful. Awee doesn't that give you the warm and fuzzies. LOL
This weekend I'm playing a long to a few challenges..making up for my weekends of playing nurse to my dog. My card was created with a digi stamp from Doodle Palace called Harley the Hound.I used dimensional dots to give my Hound a 3-d affect. The paw bard is from Around the block "Paper Treats" Embossed the yellow cardstock with cuttlebug folder dots.
Stampin for the weekend - sketch Pluse used Blue & Yellow
ABC Challenge - X Dimension
Busy Beauties - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts-Easel card for A Boy
Rosie D-Something Blue
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I created a card for the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly -Sketch, Lilac & Lemon - Sketch
Stamp Something Challenge -Happy Something I hope you think Margarita's is something happy, Because they make me happy when I drink them. LOL
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Doodle Palace - Use Red,White & Blue
Bitten by the Bug2 -Cricut cut (rectangles George)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
"After all the thousand times I’ve told you I love you, how could you let one word break your faith in me?" Edward Cullen, New Moon, Chapter 23, p.510
Paper by DCWV Photo Stack 2
Digi by Pixie Dust Studio
Ribbon is from an old collection of scraps.
Thanks for Stopping by and Good luck to everyone.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Quick post...I'm heading to bed @ 12 midnight because I got sidetracked.. I wanted to finish this card for Everything but the Kitchen Sink Which I used the sketch for and Charisma Cardz which was called Sweet treats.Stamp Something Challenge -Celebrate, OOh go check out their design teams creations for this challenge. Amazing work I just love to see so much diversity.
I'll have to post card reciepe when I'm less cross eyed. Good Night
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Today I excersized, created a card, blog surfed, cleaned house and cooked dinner. Boy am I tired. The card I created today is for My Pink Stamper, which was to create a card using Green, Yellow & Brown. I used Just Because Cartridge...but without the cake cut. The digi is from Pixie Dust Studio called Annabelle. The background paper has all three colors and all pieces I used were scraps...sorry I don't have their names. I got a lot done this weekend and hope to get Sam' card in the mail tomorrow. For more information on how to Help send cards to Sam go to Kathy's blog at Pixie Dust Studio.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Posh Designs Scrapbook Store - Follow Sketch
Dare U-2 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly -Shiny,Sparkly & Special
My Time to Craft Challenge -Too Cute
- Found On Hand Full of Stamps – Get Your shine on
ABC Challenge -Unused Stash ( pearl flowers )
Thanks for stopping by
Friday, May 14, 2010
Then I browsed on over to Obsessed with Scrapbooking and I'm the first one on the list!! I won Summer Vacation Cartridge! I'm so happy I had to post before I took my daily nap.
I'm so excited I may not get my nap in today!!
Thanks a Million Joy!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Happy Wednesday Everyone,
I’m going to visit my family this weekend. I made this card for my Grandpa. I thought he might enjoy a weekly joke and updates on my life. He enjoys when I stop by and always tells me a story about what we did when we were little. Update: My daughters’ wedding has come and gone, & it was a lot of fun. We had such a great time…we joked that the wedding celebrations lasted all weekend. Here’s the card info and challenges I did this week. The card sketch used for this card is from Card Scraps.
I combined this card for the following challenges:
Card Scraps - Sketch
Hand Full Of Stamps - Use up that Stock
Caardvarks - Mono Chromatic
SEW MANY Challenges - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Blossoms
One Stitch at a Time - Flowers
Card items used:
Green diamond paper from My Minds Eye “Where the Heart Is” paper pack
Center strip of paper is one of my scraps from K&C “Sea Glass Stripe Flat Paper”
Prima Green Flower
Both brads in flower and flower brads made by Making Memories.