Monday, January 31, 2011



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Tomorrow on Studio 5, Brett Lund is featuring these projects, using Bo Bunny™ scrapbook supplies. (Click the link to see the projects and instructions.) We'll post video of his segment if you miss it or live outside Utah.

Because Brett & Bo Bunny rock, Bo Bunny is sponsoring a giveaway on our blog! It's worth over $250, and is FILLED with all of Bo Bunny's fantastic products and scrapbook supplies.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop -- Day 2


Welcome back for Day 2 of the Birthday Blog Hop!  If you came from Kristen's blog,  then you are on the right track, if not, go to her blog and you'll be at the beginning. For today I made a birthday card/ gift card holder.
   This is a standard card, 4.25 x 5.5 in, on the front  I scored at 1 in. and then folded it the opposite way  and used 2 brads poked through all 3 layers, which makes a pocket. I added  a cupcake border punch and cut  cupcakes out , at 2,1.75,1.5 in., using the From My Kitchen Cartridge. I added glitter to the frosting and cherries using the Viva Decor Glitter Liner pen. 
The tag was cut at 4 inches,I created a pocket on the back, added  ribbon and brads, and  then used a black gel pen to add stitching around card.

     The Simply Sweet cart is still up for grabs. If you visited yesterday and left a comment, please add another today and you'll get entered in the drawing twice.
Thanks for stopping by, your next stop

Friday, January 28, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop

To all you celebrating your birthday this month ---  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!   A special birthday wish goes out to our hostess, Kristen (kreimers) , who is celebrating her 25th.   Ahhhh to be 25 again??!!!
Welcome to this 2 -Day Birthday Blog Hop.  There are 10 stops  to make, some great projects to look at, and possibly some prizes ( I like prizes) along the way.  So lets start hopping!!   To start at the beginning go to  Kristen's blog't forget to wish her Happy Birthday)

Today, I made a birthday party centerpiece.  The carts used were Create a Critter and Birthday Bash, each image being cut at 4 in, and glued onto white crafting sticks. For the flowers, I used Fiskars squeeze punches (Lg &XL)and added button brads for the center.The papers used were Bazzill cardstock and Imaginisce.  For some added bling, I used the Viva Decor Glitter Liner pen on the the cupcake and the party hat. 

I don't know about you, but I LOVE to get prizes. So this weekend I will be giving away the Simply Sweet cartridge for a prize.  To be entered just leave a comment and a way to get a hold of you if you win.  You don't need to become a follower to win, but you sure can if you'd like.
I'll be drawing a winner on Tues , Feb 1st because that's my baby's 20th birthday!!

So that being said,  time to hop on over to .     Come back tomorrow for Day 2 , another project to check  out, and a second entry into the drawing.  Thanks for hopping!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Valentine

Here is a card i made for the Wacky Wednesday #23 Color Challenge at the More than Favors  blog.  For the challenge you had to use the colors green, brown and pink.  For this card , I used paper from my stash and used the cuttlebug to emboss the hearts on the pink paper. The heart was cut out with Martha Stewart's Anywhere punch  and sewn with embroidery thread from Making Memories. The image is cut from Nate's ABCs cart, I just received that in the mail today ( I was excited)

Bear in a can

Birthdays are in the air this week, so of course,  I had to make another card. A person never has too many Birthday cards. For this card I used  Birthday Bash cart for the balloons (2.5in)  and   the Give a Hoot for the bear in the garbage can (3.5 in).The papers I used are from Imaginese and Bazzill.  The Peachy Keen Animal Face stamps were used for bears face. I made this card for 2 different challenges. The first  is Flaunt it Fridays where you had to use the Give a Hoot cart.  The second is for Cooking with the Cricut, the challenge was a birthday them  with the use of Peachy Keen stamps.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #59

This is a Valentine card I made for a challenge  over at  the CricutCardzChallenge blog. The challenge was to make a Valentine card for a child. I have 3 grandbabies so this was pretty easy to do. The bunny was cut from EveryDay PaperDolls (4in) , I used Peachy Keen's Animal faces stamp for the face, using Basic Black Stampin Up ink. I also flocked the bunny with Martha Stewart Flock, first time using flocking powder and WOW I really like that.  I used MS anywhere punch for the hearts and a MS border punch. The pink paper is from DCWV and white is Bazzill.  I hand wrote the sentiment using a black gel pen.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday

 Today i made a card  with the Create a Critter cart.  I finally bought the cart last week and I have to say I love it.    The bird and balloons are both from that cart, bird is cut at 3in and the balloons are cut at 2in. The patten paper is from Imaginisce and the solid is from my stash. The sentiment is from The Pink Stamper stamps and the birds face is from Peachy Keen stamps, using Stampin Up ink.  I added  faux stitching with a white gel pen a,the ribbon and wire  are from my stash. To make the bird and balloons pop I used the Stampin Up pop dots.
 I will be entering this card in to 3 different challenges:
                           Paper Playtime -  #35 All About Parties
                           2 Scraptastic Gals- Chaos #3  Create a Critter
                           The Pink Stamper-  "It's her Birthday" challenge
                                       Happy Birthday Robyn!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Here's a card I made for the  Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge # 2 with Paula at More Than Favors and Meriah at Two Scraptastic Gals. The challenge this week was to use the Mini Monster cart. The monsters were cut at 3.5 in. I used the Spots & Dots CB folder,Bambo Cord by Darice, Stampin Up black ink for the edges, and the paper is from my stash. The sentiment I got out of a phrase book and printed it off my computer.The second picture is the inside of the card.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Pink Stampers 1st Blog Hop

Robyn from My Pink Stamper had her first Blog Hop this weekend. At each blog , along with their project, they had a key word you needed to collect.  At the end of the hop you had to put the words together  and find out what the challenge was.  So here is my project for that challenge.

The wheels and the car are from the Nifties Fiftiescart, the wheels I welded with my gypsy.
The font is from the Mickey's Font and I also welded them with the gypsy.

I'm also using this card for a challenge at The Paper Variety. The Pink Stamper is the sponsor for their second challenge of the year. The challenge is to use the color pink, black and white in your project. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

January Sketch

Starting the first of the year, Shannon from   has begun doing her own sketch blog. Shannon is a fellow Fiskateer and was looking for people to work with her sketches, so I signed up.  Each month she will do a new sketch and then I get to have fun with it.  My goal this year is to get more involved in the crafting world so I'm hoping this is only the beginning of my new adventure.

Let's Party

 Enfsy at Going Buggy is having a week long party, come join in the fun!!

Welcome to my week long blog party, lots of fun, lots of games and lots of prizes to be won. I have arranged this to say a huge thank you to all my followers, and those who subscribe by email. I recently reached over 2,000 followers, and there are another 1,800 of you who get a daily email. In addition, 1/2 a million of you have been over here to visit me, so if that isn't a good enough reason to party, I don't know what is. Who needs birthdays to get in the party spirit? Not us.....
For those who get an email, you will need to come over here to join in the fun, at the bottom of your email is a link to Going Buggy, click on that and come on over
Each day will feature a new mini competition, and a new bunch of prizes. The comments for each competition will be kept open until midnight GMT (7:00 PM EST) on Saturday 22nd January. The winners (and there will be a lot of you!) will be announced on Sunday 23rd January. If you have a blog, PLEASE post this on there - a party is always better with lots of peeps
Her first challenge was to make a card, for any occasion,with any type of bug somewhere on it.  This is my card and the bee and saying is from the Just Because cart.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

1st Cartridge Chaos Challenge

There's a new weekly challenge on the craftin block.  Paula from More Than favors and Meriah from  TwoScraptastic Girls have started Cartridge Chaos Challenge.  For the first challenge you needed to use the Graphically Speaking cart. Being I hardly ever use this one it was good opportunity to put it to use.The recipe fpt the cart is the Graphically cart, Martha Stewart Anywhere punch, Pink by Design stamp, Stampin Up black ink, Viva Glitter Liner, the I-Rock, and the paper & ribbon I pulled out of my stash.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Warmies

I did this layout for Challenge Me Monday #42 at Fantabulous Cricut. The challenge was to use "winter warmies" such as mittens, scarves, sweaters etc, anywhere on your project.
The 12 x12 paper is from Pinecone Press the other is Bazzill.  The Brrrr is cut at 3in and embossed with the Snowflakes CB folder. The winter wear is cut at 1in. using the WinterWonderland cart. I used the Martha Stewart  snowflake border punch on the journal tag and blinged things up with using the Viva glitter liner.

Wacky Wednesday #21- Gift and Treat bags

I saw this challenge over at More Than Favors blog and I thought I would give it a try.  The box I made with Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cutting at 4.25x5.75 and the top piece is from StoryBook . I used my Gypsy for this, cutting at 3.75 x 6 in with a smaller one (1.96 x 3.58) welded in the middle to create a window. I   then punched holes on either side and strung ribbon through and around box then tied in a bow on top. The love is cut and welded at 1 in with the Mickey Font and the hearts and  xo are cut at 1 in using the Sweethearts cart. The images I also embossed  with red embossing powder.  Before tying the ribbon I added a box of valentine heart candies. I thought theses would be fun to send out to my kids and grandkids.

Happy Birthday

A birthday card I made for a friend with the sketch from  MojoMonday. It's a standard A2 cut with Bazzill cardstock. The patterned paper is from DCWV The Crafty Stack. The scalloped ovals are the Nestabilities Spellbinders.The banner is cut from the Celebrations cart at 1 in. The stamp  is the from The Pink Cricut Design. And using the Viva  pen, I  added just a little bling by the stamp.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Love is in the Air

With Valentines Day right around the corner, I thought I could get a head start on cards. The card measures 4.5 x 6in.  I used the New Arrivals for the Airplane ( 3in), Sweethearts for the kittens (1.82in & 2in) and Everday PaperDolls for the hills and clouds both cut a 1in. I put SU pop dots on the clouds and the she cat, red embossing powder on the heart , used a white gel pen to add stitching and grabbed some red ribbon from my stash for the bow.
I made this for 2 different challenges in mind. The first is with My Creative Time ,Throwback Thursdays, where you could use any cartridge, any theme but it had to have a heart somewhere on the project.  The second is Flaunt it Fridays  #6 - Hello Kitty Greetings Airplane, I don't own the Hello Kitty's carts so I used images from Sweethearts and New Arrivals.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Peachy Keens "Lets Face it Friday" Challenge

Peachy Keen's challenge today was to make a thank you card, using any one of their face stamps.
The snowman were cut at 3.5 in using the Snowfriends Cart and I used the Snow Faces (sm) Peachy  Keen stamps. The blue  is Cordinations paper embossed with the Snowflakes CB and then sanded to enhance. The sentiments are from Stampin Up used along with SU ink.

Momo's Tuesday Challenge  has a Tuesday challenge and this is their first for 2011. The challenge was to make a project that was snow related. This past week I did a 1pg   layout for a challenge at, which was also snow related. I like to do 2-page layouts so yesterday I made the  2nd page  for Momo's.
The tree is from Jolly Holiday cut at 8 in. and the skater is from Winter Frolic cut at 3 in. The snow and ice pond I cut freehand and inked the edges with Stampin' Up black ink, the snowflakes were stamped with Stampin' Up white.  All the paper I used was Bazzill.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Snowy Delight - Challenge #41

I made this layout  for a challenge over at  The challenge is to create a project incorporating snow or snowflakes with having at least one cut from the cricut.  I decided to do a layout for some upcoming pictures. For the snowmen (3 in) and tree ( 6 in), I used the Jolly Holiday cart and the wording(2in)  was the Winter Wonderland cart. I used the Flower Soft for the snow on the trees and  sparkle embossing powder on the ground snowand stamped the snowflakes .

Monday, January 3, 2011

Flaunt in Friday's Challenge # 5

  This week the challenge is to Flaunt the martini cut  on pg 60 of the From your Kitchen cart.  You can make any type of project you want with this cut, but the challenge is to make something other then the type before, but is not required.   Being I have never used this cartridge before, this was fun to do and another cart I could mark off my list.. I also used the Forever Young cart, cutting the gal at 4.5 in. The stamp used was from Pink by Design, embossed white cardstock with
the Spots & Dots Cuttlebug folder, and blinged it up alittle bit with Stickles and my I-rock.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Submission for My Pink Stamper's Design Team

Robyn,from, has 2 openings on her Design Team that she is looking to fill.  One of my goals for 2011 is to get onto a Design Team, to be on The Pink Stampers would be pretty awesome.   To be eligible, you have to submit a project using her 3 favorite colors-- brown, green and pink.   I'm pretty excited about how it turned out hopefully she will too.

The recipe for this card:
    Smiley Cart-  Shhh is cut  at .50in
                         Thought bubble is cut at .62 in.
    Give a Hoot- garbage can and bear is cut at 1.80 in.
    Bazzill cardstock
    SwissDot Cuttlebug folder-  brn and pink cardstock
    Stamps-  Heidi Grace & Pink by Design
    Ribbon and button brad found in my stash