Thursday, March 31, 2011


I made this Easter table arrangement for my sister who is hosting my mom's 80th b-day party! It took a long time to make,(there a zillion flowers on there!) but I think it turned out pretty cute!  It was made using a styrofoam ball, bread crumb container, a chopstick wrapped in yellow ribbon and mostly scrap paper I found while organizing my scrap drawer!  I am entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #53 looks like spring.  Check it out at:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #67

Cricut Cardz Challenge #67 is to use the colors, green, white and pink.  I used lime, hot pink and white.  Now that I look at the picture, I can see the colors look pretty light but they are really bright. Darn!  I really just have to get a new camera! ugh!  Little man was sick today and for the first time in like 3 yrs he feel alseep on the couch for a nap! Well, I thought I would get in a little crafting but he kept teetering towards the edge so I had to *sigh!* fall asleep with him so he wouldn't fall off. What's a mother to do? (besides dad fell asleep upstairs where my craft table is so I couldn't wake him too! lol) Now he is up but still veggin on the  couch so I am going to sit here with him and try to teach myself to quill.  It looks so cool and I would love to make some pretty flowers for spring. I get distracted easily so we will see how this goes! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Manly challenge and anything goes!

The Wacky Wednesday Challenge at More Than Favors was to make a manly card.  I used the zebra from my new Paisley cartridge and used My Pink Stamper Punnylicious stamps.  I used a tip from the Fantabulous Cricut and covered the 's on "what's " and just used what up? to make it more like guy talk! hee hee hee....sorry guys!  .  I also am entering this into the Paper Cutz Challenge #83 which is make any project using any theme.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bunny Challenge

I made this card for the Cardz Tv Challenge, Bunny Week.  I used the cute lil bunny from Birthday Bash(I have been making a lot of those lil bunnies!) The inside is stamped, Happy Easter.  I am still getting used to my Cricut and the different cuts don't always come out the way I want! I need to experiment more with paper and not be so afraid.  But, I really need to take a class.  I do love watching Made By Momo's videos  and Marys videos at Cardz Tv because she takes the time to show and explain things and even has the pages in the books from where she gets the cut! love it! (those books really do need to give better instruction for the first time user!)I tried cutting my background at 5" and it wouldn't work? ahh well, I will keep on trying! Thanks Mary for all the great videos, keep them coming! You can see her videos on Youtube and also on her blog- 

Card Cupids Challenge

This weeks Card Cupids challenge is a Spring Inspired Card.  The little ribbon says "quack" so I made this little sentiment on the computer and used the duck from Create a Critter.  Be sure to check out Card Cupids and to send them some cards for the children at  This simple little one will be going into the mail along with a few others to them. Their sponsor this week for the challenge is Scrappy Mom's Stamps.  I have one set and they are great!!  Check out and show her some love by ordering a set or two!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Birthday Bash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Tacky Tuesday: Use the Bunny from Birthday Bash and the word "hop".  You can check out the challenge on FaceBook and then the challenge at Flaunt it Friday: Use the Bunny and Present from Birthday Bash.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! This is what my son Liam had this morning for breakfast!  I can't take the credit for the topper, the girls at made these.  They have the cutest site ever!!  It is their blog birthday week so head on over and tell them Happy Birthday!
Yum, chocolate covered Shamrock sprinkled marsmallow pops!! Liam and I made these for his day care class! He put the sticks in and I dipped! Not as glamorous as I would have wanted as I did them fairly quickly while making dinner but I am sure the 4 yr olds are not complaining!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #51

The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "Hip to be Square" green and gold.  I really love the challenges and tips at Fantabulous Cricut! Be sure to check them out at

Win a EK Success Border Punch!

Who couldn't use a new punch? I, for one could, since I only have one!!  lol Janice at is giving one away to a lucky follower! Check out her site, she has some adorable layouts and cards. She even has an Etsy shop!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

This is For K Andrew's Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky

This is for a challenge at Getting Cricky.  Check out the site at  She has some beautiful projects there, fun challenges and great giveaways!  Become a follower, you won't be disappointed!  She is  on the move but still doing what she loves, how cool is that???  I will be sending this card to my friends wife.  She had a brain tumor removed(completely, yeah!!) on Friday and while she has some other obstacles to overcome, I think this card says it all!!                           

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Robyn at My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious Blog hop theme was Spring.  I used my new cartridge,Once Upon a Princess.  It is the cutest cartridge.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Card Cupids Rock!

I made this for my sister Babe.  Her b-day was on the 6th of March.  I entered this in to the Cupcake Challenge at Let's Cricut.  I am reading the sentiment and realize that I have some cards I really need to do to send to Card Cupids.  If you haven't checked out their blog, you seriously should.  It is a fantastic blog!  They donate cards to sick and disadvantaged children.  I sent them 2 last week and really need to send them about a dozen more.  All of us sitting at our Cricuts definately need to be making some cards for these kids!  I don't know If I buy into those emails requesting me to send sick Johnny a zillion cards because he wants a zillion cards because you find out most of those are hoaxes!  Why shouldn't each child get at least one card instead of one getting a million for himself??  I like how the children Card Cupids pick kind of get a surprise card, they don't "expect" it. They donate care packages too! How kickin is that?  So, when you are sitting at your Cricut, whip up an extra one for the kiddos at Card Cupids or just donate of your challenge cards! (they have challenges too on their site  ) I know I will!  Have a great weekend!

Good Morning!

The Paper Varietys Challenge is to make a card or layout with a get well theme  and for the More than Favors Wacky Wednesday #29 Color Challenge the colors were purple, yellow and green.  The background paper is a deep purple and so is the flower(though the flower looks pink and the paper looks brown!).  Check out both of their sites, they have some beautiful cards and layouts! 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

How fun is this?

My brother is totally into recycling and re-purposing and so thought I would surprise him by making something with a recycled strawberry carton! (ok, I am not giving him the basket, just showing him that I can make something!) I am having an Easter Egg Hunt at my house again this year and thought the little girls would find these kind of fun to put their found eggs in!  I used fabric stiffner on the rbbon handle and added some cuts from Simply Charmed.  Add some sparkle farkle eggs, a few flowers, grass inside and ta da, egg basket!  I am entering this into Craft Junkie Too's Bring it on Spring challenge , Crazy About Cricut's "green project" The Creative Sisters Monday Challenge#3, Think Spring! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Crafting with Christina: St. Patty's theme Challenge #18

Ok, so this is my first scrapbook layout since getting my cricut.  I usually just whip on some stickers and use my sharpies for my pages! Now, I can use my cricut!! I put some green bling on some of the clovers and used the required elements:buttons, leaf, green, and pot of gold. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #28-Zoo Challenge

More Than favors Wacky Wednesdays challenge is Zoo themed .  I LOVE monkeys! I always ask my husband, "Can we get a monkey??" He always says "NO!" Whatev!  I call everyone at work monkey, I don't know why,I just do.  So, my good bud Stacy(monkey girl)is out of work and kind of in the dumps so I thought I would send her a little card letting her know that even though it seems like everyone is against her, I still am bananas for her!! So to Stac, cheer up monkey girl!! I had to whip this one up fairly quickly since we were out late getting light up shoes for the little man and running shoes for the big man!(mama doesn't like to exercise so she didn't get any! lol). I used my favorite Create a Critter Cartridge, my awesome stamps from The Pink Stamper(I love her!) and of course some sparkle farkle! (ok, smack me now I cannot stop using glitter glue.  I love whoever invented glitter glue, stickles, dollar store glitter glue etc... just love that sparkle farkle it cheers me right up!) 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Cartridge Challenge #49

The challenge was to make a Shaped card! I made a crown for my sister, Laura.  Her birthday is March 21st and she definately is a princess(well,she thinks she is anway! lol) .  Happy Birthday Laura!!