Tuesday, April 26, 2011

gotta love the kicks!

My sister is a P.E. Teacher and she and her 9 yr old daughter came to Florida for Spring Break. My 4 yr old had a great time with his cousin and we miss them already! So, when I saw this challenge at Scrappy Mom's where the Paisley Cartridge had to be used, it was perfect timing!  I had wanted to send a card with some pictures I took of the kids at the beach and this gym shoe screams Babe! (my sisters name) so I will include them in here.(I have to print them off the phone! ugh!)  I used my Scrappy Mom's Simple Sentiments stamps which I love!, twine I ordered from a seller on Etsy, ribbon from Michaels, my Cuttlebug swiss dots folder, and Cricut orange patterned paper.   http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/2011/04/terrific-tuesday-challenge-paisley.html

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's a boy!

I made this little card for a friend of mine who is having a boy in June.  I love this little baby carriage from Simply Charmed!  I used my Cuttlebug for the background, the paper is recollections, the stamp is from Scrappy Mom's Simple Sentiments and the "It's a Boy" ribbon is from Michaels.  I am entering this into My Craft Spot Bundle of Joy Challenge #5. http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2011/04/monday-challenge-5-bundle-of-joy.html

Everyday Cricut giveaway!

The girls at Everyday Cricuit are having a giveaway April 25, 2011.  The Grand Prize?  A Cricut Anniversary Expression 2!!  Whoo hoo!!  How kickin is that??  Thanks Joy and Melanie for the chance!  Go check out their blog, I have been following them since I first got my cricut a few months ago and their site is awesome!(and I am not just saying that because they have a giveaway! lol!) good luck to everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sweet Chick!

The last of the Easter cards! This one will go to Nanny who is watching the little man tomorrow while daddy and I go out(totally biting my nails, I have separation anxiety and she has NEVER watched our 4 yr old-yikes!) I am entering this sweet little chick into the Fantabulous Cricuit Challenge #56  http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-me-monday-56.html  and to Patches of Pink Easter link up party- http://www.patchesofpink.com/2011/04/spring-and-easter-link-up-party.html 

Happy Anniversary Mr!!

Tomorrow is our 7 year wedding anniversary! whoo hoo!! I have a great husband who is an awesome father to our children.  We have one son together and I am "Schmom" to his two other children by his first marriage. We all get along great and I am very lucky to have them all. I got this paper from Bo Bunny(I won it, even better!!) I knew I had to use it for his card.  I love the phrases on it, totally sweet stuff...(love of my life, etc...)So, I didnt really want add much to it but I added the little unicorn because I just thought that it was really simple but beautiful.  Happy Anniversary, Mr!!
I am entering this into the Patches of Pink Spring link up party http://www.patchesofpink.com/2011/04/spring-and-easter-link-up-party.html and Craft Junkie Toos' linky  party.  http://www.patchesofpink.com/2011/04/spring-and-easter-link-up-party.html!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tacky Tuesday Challenge

Ok, enough already! This is the last challenge(well, until at least Monday!)I am just trying to catch up on some card making and had some spare time to do that tonight.  So, this lil cow is for the Tacky Tuesday Challenge on FB.  Moo or Udder had to be used.  Create a Critter cartridge was used along with an Inkadinkado Stamp(I only used the sentiment and not from the cow on the stamp).  Ok, NOW I am off to bed!

Paper Playtime Challenge #43-weather

I got the cutest little flower stamp from my friend at work and just love how it stamps! It almost looks drawn on, too cool! So, I  made this little "greetings" card using that stamp and another stamp she bought me that are like background stamps. They are made by Inkadinkado but had no name on it. I stamped the umbrella from the Paisley cartridge with the background stamps.  I found this adorable little snail brad from a scrapbook store near me, he is so stinking cute! I love the purple because its not something I use all the time.  I am entering this into the Paper Playtime Challenge #43.  http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/2011/04/ch-43-weather.html

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Bunny!

I am entering this little bunny card into the Creative Sisters Monday Challenge http://pattilynncreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/creative-sisters-monday-challenge-5.html and Patches of Pink Easter Card link up party http://www.patchesofpink.com/2011/04/easter-card-link-party-and-challenge.html.  I used the bunny from Birthday Bash, a rubber stamp I got at Michaels,an Action Wobble(seriously, go get some of these!), a lil bling for the earrings for my girl and a little cupcake brad to go with this great paper I got that had a pretty cake on it.  Easter=cupcakes and cake!

Easter Egg Hunt

Today we had an Easter Egg Hunt at the house with about 10 of Liam's 4 yr old friends!  We hid about 140 eggs out in the backyard(4 kids didn't show so that meant more eggs for the ones that did!)!  We are on an acre and the eggs were scattered everywhere so it was really fun!  We snacked on PB&J on rainbow bread-how cool is that?, chocolate covered marshmallows with sprinkles, cupcakes made with my new baby cupcake maker(its a really cool little maker, it takes 4 minutes for 8 cupcakes!!),carrots, fruit and chips!  I wanted to make more decorations but got so busy I only got to add the little bunnies and chicks I made with the Cricut.  The kids had a blast!  They played with all the toys outside and had a field day with all of the toys inside too!  I was so busy I didn't take pictures of all the kids running like crazy for the eggs or playing in the yard-ahhh!!!!  Oh well, there is always next year since we do it every year! Each little one took home all their filled eggs(they had candy, rubber bandz, erasers etc inside)and a chocolate covered rice krispie bunny on a stick.(well, it was "supposed" to look like one anway!) I got that idea from those crafty ladies at Eighteen25. Now, I am off to relax now that all the little snot rockets are out of the house! lol
Patches of Pink is having an Easter Link Up party so I thought the pink feather boa project and rice krispie treats would qualify! http://www.patchesofpink.com/2011/04/easter-card-link-party-and-challenge.html
Have a great Saturday!

Friday, April 15, 2011


This week I was asked to make 12 baby shower invites for a friend at work.  She is having a boy and the shower is farm themed.  I love the cow and barn from Create a Critter!!  I used some twine for the barn doors, a bit of red stickles for the heart,my grass punch from Fiskars, Recollections paper,(I used blue paper behind yellow because they were doing primary colors) red plaid ribbon(which I love!) and a gold brad for the hinge.  I typed up the invites because the stamp I wanted to use just didn't look good!!  This was the first time I was asked to make something so I hope the guests like them!!!  I am linking this up to Craft Junkie Too's Linky Party. http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2011/04/tgif-linky-party-41511-feature-me.html

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I made this card for my sister.  I used the bunny from Birthday Bash, a Fiskars grass punch, a bee brad with some bling trailing it and an Action Wobble.  If you have not seen or used an Action Wobble, you have to! They are a scream!  If you tap the bunny it goes boing! and wags back and forth-totally cool!  I got mine from Julie of Ready Set Stamp(she rocks!).  I just got a Cuttlebug and am loving it so I had to try it out on this project!
 I am entering this into two challenges: Celebrate the Occassion Challenge #9: something Spring and/or Easter using a punch. http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-9.html
and at Card Creations & More by C So Saturday Challenge #7: anything Spring.   http://cardcreationsbyc.blogspot.com/2011/04/so-saturday-challenge-7-anything-spring.html
Been busy making b-day items for mom's 80th and baby shower invites for a friend.  I will try to post those tomorrow!