Thursday, September 30, 2010

You're Purr-fect!

This card is for PPC #32 to use the colors above and Challenges from the Attic #1 to make something with a cat. And also the Paper Variety #3 where "Sky's the limit" to use something found in the sky. So I got out my Meow cricut cartridge and found this cute cat with the bird. I used a certainly celery (SU) base in place of pear pizzazz. The pp is from American Crafts and punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I added the Making Memories meow ribbon at the bottom but it kind of blends in. The buttons are from the Making Memories Paperie Greenhouse collection. The sentiment is from Pink by Design's A Haunting We Will Go collection. I used SU's Dusty Durango ink. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

OTWC #26, Wee Memories #24

This card is for Off the Wall Craftiness #26 using the colors in this inspiration photo and Wee Memories #24 to incorporate tags. I used the purse cut from the Paisley cricut cartridge. The pp is from the Basic Grey Sultry collection. The buckle is some of Basic Grey's designer cardstock. I am not sure what brand the ribbon is. It is some that I won from Beadz blog candy. The tag stamp is from Stampin' UP's Too Terrific Tags. I used pink passion ink. I attached the tag with a brad also from the Sultry collection. The stamps on the inside are from Pink by Design's Shopaholic collection. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SPCC #67, Tuesday Morning Sketches #61

October is full of birthdays in my family. We are starting the month off with my little cousin who is turning 1! It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to do for this card, but then I saw the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches and that was my starting point. I used the color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise #67 to use night of navy, marina mist, and river rock. I thought this was a good combo for a baby boy birthday card. I gave my cricut jukebox a workout with this one. I used New Arrival, Zoo Balloo, Cricut Keystone, George and Basic Shapes, and Life is a Beach! The pp is from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey collection. I used Diamond Stickles on the waves. The buttons are from Making Memories Paperie Poolside collection. The happy birthday stamp is from the Basic Grey Delta set. I used Stampin' UP's night of navy ink. I used True Blue Stickles for the elephants eye. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #5, and #7

So this is week 10 of Mid Week Mojo over at Scrapbook Steals and they are drawing an extra prize for those who entered all 10 weeks. Lucky for me they are allowing us to enter any LO's that we missed. I had missed week #5 and week #7. Today is the deadline and I am so glad I made it! Now I am in the "Diamond Club!" The prize is an awesome kit from My Minds Eye Lost and Found collection. I want to win! I loved the giant heart on this sketch and decided to use more honeymoon pictures.

Here is the recipe:
Basic Grey Designer cardstock
Basic Grey Sugar Rush pp, brads, blooms
felt flowers from the Noteworthy collection
Accent Essentials and Tie the Knot cricut cartridges

For #7, I used some pictures from Christmas 2008. All of the pp is from Stampin' UP's Merry Moments. I used the Joys of the Season and Destinations cricut cartridges. The brads and flowers are by Making Memories. The alphas are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cricut Cardz #43, Pink Stamper-Bird

This card is for the Cricut Cardz challenge #43 to make a baby card using the colors green, orange, yellow and white ONLY. And the My Pink Stamper challenge to create something with a bird. I embossed the white cardstock with a cuttlebug folder and then brushed it with Stampin' UP's Certainly Celery ink. The stork with the baby were cut from the New Arrival cricut cartridge. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out with the modern label punch. Then I added 2 little half pearls from Basic Grey. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #10

I was really hoping to be able to finish my engagement photos with this weeks Mid Week Mojo sketch. However, this weeks sketch doesn't really work for those. So I skipped over my wedding pictures and went straight to the honeymoon! We took a cruise to the Galapagos Islands and I thought this sketch would work well with our pictures from the day we saw the sea turtles.

I used my gypsy on this project. I attempted to weld Floreana in the gypsy font. Floreana is the name of the island we were on. I followed the directions of this video. I thought I did everything right, but I ended up with Floreana in 3 pieces! I also used the gypsy to cut out the turtle borders which are from Life is a Beach. Apparently I had them slightly off the mat and didn't realize because the ends of the borders were cut off. Good thing I could cover them up! Here is the rest of the recipe:

Basic Grey designer cardstock
Basic Grey Granola chipboard stickers and pp
American Crafts ric rac
Making Memories Paperie Mocha journaling page and clip

I am also entering this in My Pink Stamper's "Anything Goes" challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Have a bubbly day!

I just ordered 2 sets of stamps from Pink by Design. I got the Shopaholic and Girls just wanna have fun sets. They came in the mail over the weekend. I was so excited to try them out! There are so many cute sayings on both sets. I have not had the best luck stamping with clear stamps, but these stamps are awesome!! I decided to use "Have a bubbly day." I cut out the wine bottle and glass from the Summer in Paris cricut cartridge with Making Memories smooth grapevine cardstock. The orange scallop oval was cut from Lacy Labels using Stampin' UP's Haiku dsp. I used Elegant Eggplant ink for the sentiment and punched it out with the modern label punch. I tied a white American Crafts ribbon around the card. Then I added some buttons from the Wisteria and Ambrosia collections from Basic Grey. I am entering this in the Wee Memories challenge #23 to use scallops and the color orange. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo #9

Here is this weeks Mid Week Mojo for Scrapbook Steals. I had a really hard time trying to decide what to do with this sketch. I found the arrow on the cricut cartridge Accent Essentials. I liked that it was squiggly and after it cut out, I had 2 arrows. So I used one on each page. The title came from Lacy Labels. The swirly embellishment was from Home Accents. I used Stampin' UP's very vanilla, baja breeze, and certainly celery cardstock along with the matching inks and Eastern Blooms stamps. I used a cuttlebug folder on the blue mat and then brushed it with the baja breeze ink. This is one of my new favorite techniques! It's so quick and easy and I love how it looks! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

OTWC #25, Tuesday Morning Sketches #59, Whimisical Wednesday

For this card I used the inspiration photo from Off the Wall Craftiness #25, the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #59, and the birthday theme from Whimsical Wednesday. I started with a gray piece of cardstock as the base. The pp is from Stampin' UP's Rose Red collection. The stamps are from Birthday Bliss and Birthday Whimsy. On the birthday cake, I used my Pretty in Pink Stampin' Spot and then colored in the candles with my So Saffron Stampin' Write marker. The sentiment was stamped with Rose Red ink and punched out with the curly label punch. The ribbon was from my stash. I was actually able to tie a somewhat decent bow on this one, so I was happy! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 17, 2010


I love my Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge! (Even though the teeny tiny pieces drive me crazy!) I used Stampin' UP's Certainly Celery (didn't have any pear pizzazz) textured cardstock for the base. I attempted to emboss "hello" (from Chic Boutique) with perfect plum craft ink, but it doesn't really look like it worked. I don't know if it was because I tried to do it on textured cardstock. Anyway, it just looks like a normal stamp. Hello Kitty's shirt and bow are Perfect Plum dsp. The button is from the Basic Grey Wisteria collection. Then I used gold stickles for her nose. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Scrapmaster's Paradise #65: night of navy, pear pizzazz, perfect plum
My Sheri Crafts #22: Thinking of You
Fantabulous Cricut: Button up for School
Emma's Throwback Thursday: Use any older cartridge
Made By Momo #12: Just Because

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #13

Challenge #13 over at Papercraft Star was a sketch challenge which is perfect for another page in my engagement album. I started with a sheet of Stampin' UP's Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I used Baja Breeze ink to dab around the edges. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the Baja Breeze strip. I used a cuttlebug folder on the end of the Certainly Celery strip. Then I took my Certainly Celery ink pad and brushed it across the embossed part. I love how it came out! I used the Eastern Blooms stamps to stamp the flowers. The "amore" title came from the French Manor cricut cartridge. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sketchy Thursday 9/9, The Shabby Tea Room #27

Here is another layout for my engagement album. Only a few more to go! I used the sketch from Sketchy Thursday 9/9 and it fit the theme over at The Shabby Tea Room. Challenge #27 is called Fresh Living to be inspired by nature and use the color green. These pictures were taken at Laguna Gloria in Austin. I started with the title "grow" from the cricut cartridge Home Accents. It almost didn't make it on the page. I wasted A LOT of paper trying to cut it out. I guess because it is so intricate it kept ripping. I finally got this one with one small boo-boo which is why there is a Stampin' UP flower brad in the middle! I used the Martha Stewart arch lattice punch on the border at the bottom. The cardstock is SU's Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, and Baja Breeze. I used the Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze ink to stamp the background with the Eastern Blooms stamps. With the exception of the "grow" debacle, this LO came together very quickly! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

OTWC #24, Mojo Monday #156

I just found out that my 11 year old cousin, Juliette, was cast as Clara in the Nutcracker this season! I am so excited for her! I got to see her perform in the Nutcracker as one of the angels 2 years ago. I can't wait to see her as Clara! I made this card to congratulate her. I used the inspiration photo from Off the Wall Craftiness #24 and the sketch from Mojo Monday #156.

Here is my recipe:
Joys of the Season cricut cartridge
Making Memories Cheeky Trims-Abby
American Crafts Ribbon
pp from Fancy Pants
True Blue Stickles
Stampin' UP Haiku pp, sherbet ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Blog Candy Giveaway

I stumbled across another blog today that has blog candy up for grabs. Fun and Mental Changes is giving away the Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge! Check it out here!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall is in the air!

Well...kind of. The temps have dropped down to the 90's around here! For this card I used the Animal Kingdom cartridge to cut out the squirrel. I am still not that great at using stickles, so the whiskers look a little funny. The pp is from a DCWV stack. On the bottom piece I used some Martha Stewart stamps with Stampin' UP's Dusty Durango ink and Page Craft Chianti ink. I used the Too Terrific Tags for the "S is for Smile." I used clear Zing embossing powder to emboss the tag and then punched it out with SU's large tag punch. Then I attached it with an American Crafts mini jewel brad. The ribbon is from EK Success. Thanks for stopping by!

Mojo Monday #155-Sketch
Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #64-Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Always Crafting Whimsical Wednesday-fall project
Wee Memories #22-fall project
The Shabby Tea Room #26-Tag You're It

Friday, September 10, 2010

More Than Favors Baby Week

This is a baby card I made with the New Arrival cricut cartridge. I used pearlescent paper to cut out the Sweet Pea and the baby pea pod. The pp was in my scrap box so I am not sure where it came from. I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch. The stamps on the inside are from the Basic Grey Delta collection. I used Stampin' UP's Certainly Celery and Ballet Blue inks. I am entering this in the baby week challenge over at More Than Favors. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo #8, Erin Lee's Layout Challenge

Erin Lee Creative is having a Layout challenge right now, which is great because I am really trying to finish my engagement photos. I used the sketch from Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo. I adapted it for 2 photos though. Now that I have started using sketches for LO's I feel like I can't do one without! Everything I used is from Stampin' UP except for the ribbon which is Fancy Pants. And I used the Lacy Labels cricut cartridge to cut out the title "You and Me." Lacy Labels has so many cute things on it that I could have used. Another great cart from my mom!

Here are the SU details:
Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery cardstock
Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery ink
Eastern Blooms stamps
1 3/4 in. circle punch
edger punch

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

PPC #29, Tuesday Morning Sketches #58, BBTB2 Mini Monograms

This card is for a friend of mine who is turning 35 this month. She is a follower, but I am hoping she doesn't see it before I send it. I don't think she has been reading my blog all that closely...I guess I'll find out :)

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#58) and the color combo from PPC (#29). And Bitten by the Bug 2's challenge was to use the Mini Monograms cricut cartridge which is where the 35 came from. As soon as I saw the color combo on PPC this week, I knew immediately that I wanted to use the Pebbles May Bouquet collection. The pp, metal flower brad, and paper flowers all came from that collection. The ribbon, of course, is American Crafts. The cake stamp is from Close to My Heart's Birthday Blocks. I used Stampin' UP's Marina Mist ink and then took my So Saffron (I didn't have Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Write marker to color in the candles. Then I used the Stampin' Write markers in So Saffron and Marina Mist on the Birthday Wishes stamp (from SU's Watercolor Trio). The stamp on the inside of the card is from Inkadinkado's Floral Flourishes. I stamped it with the Marina Mist ink and then colored in the centers with the So Saffron Stampin' Write marker.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

OTWC #23

Off the Wall Craftiness always has awesome color challenges. I also love her inspiration photos. This is for challenge #23. I really wanted to do the chandelier cut from the French Manor cricut cartridge. Then I added some White Blossom jewels and American Crafts ribbon. The sentiment is from Stampin' UP's Chic Boutique. The pp is also from Stampin' UP. The ink is Page Craft Chianti.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cricut Cardz #40, Be Inspired #99

This card is for the Cricut Cardz challenge #40 (use a scallop shape) and Be Inspired #99 for the Cuttlebug Challenge blog (use pink in honor of the Pink Stamper and the cuttlebug). I started with the Wild Card cartridge to cut out the scallop card shape. The pp is from the Basic Grey Lemonade collection. The butterfly is from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. I used 2 different cuttlebug folders to emboss the butterfly wings and body. The sentiment is from Stampin' UP's Teeny Tiny Wishes. I also used Wild Wasabi ink and the modern label punch. Then I added gold stickles to the antennas. Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone is having a great holiday!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Made by Momo 8/31/10

This card is for Made by Momo's Tuesday Challenge to use black, white, and one other color. I chose pink! I really wanted to do something with the French manor cartridge. So I picked the Eiffel Tower and the screen cut with Merci. The pp is DCWV. I used the Martha Stewart arch lattice border punch. I love these punches! I have this grab bag of self adhesive ribbons by KI Memories that I got awhile back and wanted to try them out. I thought the "upscale, chic, etc." was perfect! And all I had to do was peel off the backing and stick it on. Awesome! I think I needed to do something to make the Eiffel tower stand out more, but I am not sure what. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

SPCC #63, Wee Memories #20

This card is for the SPCC #63 using the colors pacific point, pear pizzazz, and rich razzleberry. And the Wee Memories #20 challenge is in the forest. I used the Just Because cricut cartridge that I brought home from Wisconsin (Thanks Mom!). I didn't have any of the Stampin' UP specific colors so I found the closest I could in my stash. This card was super fast and easy to put together. It cuts little slits in the fold at the top and the bottom so I decided to see if I could put some ribbon through it and I found these fibers by Basic Grey. I tied it on the inside. It worked pretty well! And then I added googly eyes to the owl. I think he's pretty cute! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

PPC #28, BBTB2 Apron

The challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use the apron cut from the cricut cartridge From my Kitchen. This is one of the cartridges I just got from my mom and I was so excited to try this one out! I used the color combo from PPC #28 which was to use cherry cobbler, basic black, pink pirouette, and baja breeze. I don't know what I'll use this card for, but I think it turned out really cute!

Here is the recipe:
From My Kitchen cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart Border punch (I think it's called floral lace)
Basic Grey Lemonade collection
Stampin' UP: pink pirouette dsp, baja breeze ink, modern label punch, teeny tiny wishes stamp