Thursday, June 30, 2011

104 Follower Giveaway!

Yea me,I am almost at 100 followers!! When I reach 104,(in celebration of the 4th) I thought I would give away a little something something to celebrate!! I found some great Three Bugs in a Rug rub-ons(Travel,Summer,School,& Birthday) and a cute Maya Road Modern Labels Coaster(I will add a ring and you can either use the included chain on it or the ring!) Those little albums are too cute and they have tutorials on the Maya Road website!! If you would like to win, all you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment!
I will chose a U.S.A. winner using if I reach at least 104!

Red, White, and Blue!

I made this card for my niece who just moved to NYC with her boyfriend. She is 24 and much more braver than I ever was at that age! I didn't even move out until I was 28!! But, knowing her she will succeed and have a great time there!
I used my Cuttlebug stars embossing folder, my Scrappy Moms stamps, twine, star brads and this great star paper(can't remember the line right this second though! ahhh!!). I am entering this into the following challenges-
More Than Favors : red, white, and blue
Fantabulous Cricut:: red, white, and blue
My Craft Spot::seeing stars
Scrappy Moms: Stand up and Salute

I still can't post comments on some of the blogs( sorry, Scrappy Mom's and My Craft spot!!)but my followers finally came back today! whoo hoo!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What's up Blogger???

Ok, so Blogger has gone crazy on me again! I have not been able to post on some of the blogs which drives me crazy! I want to tell someone how great they are and blogger won't even publish the comment!! Ugh! Now, I can't see my followers! I hope I have not been abandoned! lol I know the past month or so several blogs have had issues with posting comments,but now their stealing my followers! How can I post a giveaway to my whopping 80+ followers if I can't see them??? Oh well, it gives me time to think of some blog candy to give away! Wish me luck tomorrow!

Peachy Keen Challenge 55

The challenge at Peachy Keen is to use a sketch provided by them. My mom is in rehab from her fall and her roommate is an elderly latino woman. She loves my son and so we try to bring her a card when we go to visit my mom. When I saw this "hola chica" stamp from Scrappy Moms, I knew this was perfect for Rosie! I also used my Peachy Keen Stamps, Everyday Faces.

Monday, June 27, 2011


The challenge at My Creative Time is a Cricutless Challenge and to follow the sketch provided. I have never used a sketch so I hope I did it right! I checked out some other cards on various sites using a sketch but none ever looked exactly like the sketch so I just winged it! I am also entering this into the Pink By Design challenge for today it wont let me post on their site!! hmmm...
So I will also enter it into Fantabulous Cricuts Monday Challenge using red, white,and blue!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sweet Treat!

I found this sparkle farkle paper at the Paper Niche by American Crafts. It is called Slammin' Strawberry and I love it! The colors are so pretty! I decided to make a tag out of it. I used the reverse side of the paper for the top, Simply Charmed for the ice cream cone, my fav PK stamps,chocolate twine and my white gel pen. I also added glossy accents on the stamped sentiment, Sweet Friend from Scrappy Mom's.
I am going to enter it in the How Sweet It Is Challenge #13 at My Craft Spot, at Scrapalicious where the challenge theme is Summer Cold Treats and at More Than Favors where the challenge is to make a tag!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tacky Tuesday Challenge #7

Today is the start of another Tacky Tuesday Challenge on Facebook! Ruthie from September Ninth holds this monthly challenge(Ok, I LOVE September Ninth!)I am the guest designer this month, how cool is that?? This months challenge is to design a card with a "Sea Creature" can be any sea creature that you choose, from any Cricut cart or svg file and you must use the word "Sea" in your sentiment. I found the sentiment "Under the Sea" on one of my stamps and then added "Party" from another set! (I love that I tip I picked up!!) I used my Cricut to cut the fisbowl from the Create a Critter cartridge along with the sea life who are having a party! I used my divine swirls embossing folder,some red twine, and of course, some stickles!
Check out Tacky Tuesdays Challenge #7 and September Ninth and be sure to post your cards in the Facebook group, Tacky Tuesday's Challenge!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Inking It Up Challenge #7-Thank You

This is the last card I made for the challenge at Inking it Up. The challenges were all for We R Grateful. It is a totally awesome cause-making cards for the soldiers to send home to their family and friends!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Whew! I did 6 cards tonight for the Inking it Up Challenge and I am beat! One more card to go and I can send them off! I know they are not due yet but I wanted to get done as much as I could as I am procrastinator! Tomorrow I will finish and post the Thank you card! Be sure to check out Kassidys kickin site as this is an awesome challenge and these cards go to the soldiers so they can write home! give back to those who are giving us so much!

Inking it up Challenge #2 Happy Birthday!

Inking it up Challenge #3-Miss you

Inking it up -Challenge #6- Get well

Buck up Buttercup!!

Challenge #5-Love

Challenge #4 Hello card

Operation We R Grateful! Challenge #1

Kassidy at Inking it up is having a challenge called Operation We R Grateful. We are to make cards for the troops to send home. I was out of town so I couldn't start until today! Missed out on some goodies given by Kassidy for playing along but really,the best goodie is to "give" to the troops. I have four done that I didn't do in order. But,I am doing this while doing laundry, unpacking, making lunches for tomorrow, getting dinner for Daddy's fathers day and now I am off to give doodie a bath. So, the others will come in a bit.
challenge #1 Thinking of you

check out the challenge at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I love Scrappy Moms!

The Challenge over at Scrappy Mom Stamps is to use the Sweet Treats Cartridge.  I don't use this cart much but thought the firecracker would go great with the sentiment I got from Scappy Mom's Designer Choice stamp set.  I am not sure if I bragged, I mean mentioned, that I won 3 sets of stamps from Scrappy Mom's during their birthday celebration week!!   How sweet is that?? Thanks again Scrappy Moms, you rock!  They totally stamp awesome and the sentiments are great!  I embossed the card with my new stars Cuttlebug folder and put a little white ink across it and put a little red glitter on the star,added a star brad and BOOM! all done... 
I am entering this in the Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge-Sweet Treats ,and Patches of Pink Link up party

Happy Healing Mom!

My mom is in the hospital so this morning I whipped up this lil monkey card to give to her.  She was sooo happy! (ok, I had to quickly take the pic with my camera phone because I forgot to take a pic this morning and I had to give her the card!!lol) I used my new Scrappy Mom's stamps "Everyday Greetings".  They ink up so well, I love them!  I also used the new twine I got from The Twinery, their colors are amazing!  I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, the monkey is from my Paisley Cartridge(added a little fluff of cotton for her belly and tail)and my Peachy Keen stamps! (I really need more of those, they are kickin!)   I am entering this over at the More Than Favors Challenge- to use embossing.  I made a few other cards this week with my Scrappy Moms Stamps so I will try to post those tonight too.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Officer Daddy!

Here is a little card I made for my friend at work. (her daughter will give it to daddy)  Her husband is our K9 (see the Shepard in the back?? He is probably nicer than the one he has-ouch!)so I thought these cute little die-cuts I got from K&Company would be great to use.  (Especially since the Challenge at Pink By Design is making something without using the Cricut!!)  Joann Fabrics is moving so they are havng a HUGE sale! Yea for me for stocking up!  I also used K&Company paper in the background and that little cutie hat brad is from the Eyelet Outlet!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Winner of Grillin' & Chillin' blog candy!

 Congratulations to the winner of my blog candy from the BigBites Grillin' & Chillin' bug hop!! picked-
 Christine Real said...
Oh this is so cute! Is it from the Nifty Fifties Cart? Love it!

                               Congratulations Christine! You have mail!!! 
                       p.s.  the cut was from the Cricut Cart, From My Kitchen
Thank you to everyone that stopped by and left a comment! As a newbie, it was great to be able to  participate in this hop with some very talented ladies!! I also got to see some blogs that I hadn't been to and will be going thru the rest to check you all out! Be sure to stop by and visit when you get a chance!

Monday, June 6, 2011


Correction: The winner of my blog candy will be announced tomorrow morning, June 7th not 8th!! Sorry, got my dates mixed up!  There is still time to enter, just comment under the Grillin' & Chillin bug hop!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Don't forget!  BugBites Grillin' & Chillin' Challenge!  Barb has a great prize for the winner of her challenge! Also, don't forget to leave a comment on my original post to win some blog candy!  
 A Winner will be announced on June 8th!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Here is the card I am entering for the BugBites challenge, Grillin' & Chillin'.  I used From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge and Create a Critter for my cuts.  I used Echo Park and Recollections paper and some brads I got from the Eyelet Outlet(check them out online, they have great prices!!) The ribbon was from Michaels and the sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's -Charmed Life.  They stamp great!  I used my new Peach Keen Stamps that I totally love too for the little critter, caterpillar! (I just noticed that the card was a bit crooked when I took the picture so the sentiment looks a bit off. oops!) 
Don't forget, you have until June 7th to enter the challenge at BugBites!  Be sure to check out Bugbites Grillin & Chillin Bug Hop!!     I will be announcing the winner of my blog candy Tuesday!!

Bug Bites Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop

Welcome to BugBites first ever bug hop, Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop!  To celebrate the beginning of summer, Barb over at BugBites is hosting two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops.  This weekend it is all about Chillin', June 4-6.
    If you've come from visiting Theresa at, you're in the right place.  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Bug Hop, click HERE  start from the beginning.
 Each designer along the bug trail is featuring a project based on the Grillin' & Chillin' theme.  What's more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at BugBites for a chance ot win a Big prize.
    But, there's a twist.  Your project must include at least one cricut cut and at least one of the critters that have been hidden within some of the bug hop stops.  Be sure to visit all the bug stops to find all your critter choices.  While you are looking for the critters, be sure to check out the bog candy that each designer has to offer you.  You don't want to miss out on any of it!

  Here is my idea of Chillin- sitting under the stars with a martini(those appletinis are to die for!)

Now, ready for some BLOG candy??  KC&Company designer paper & die-cuts!
 I would love for you to be a follower but its not a requirement.  Please leave me a comment and a way to get in touch with you as I will be picking a winner on June 7th!  Be advised, due to shipping rates I am unable to ship outside of the U.S.
 Next stop is the very talented Kim; .  Remember, once you have all hopped to all the bug stops, its your turn to show us your Grillin' & Chillin' project.  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project, include one of the hidden critters and link up your project over at BugBites by Midnight CST June 6 to be eligible for the big prize.
      Thanks for hopping by and chilling out with me!!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Whew! It took me a while but I finally figured out how to do a side step card. Or what might resemble a side step card! lol  (It took awhile because I am sooo not good with measurements, my brain just does not compute them!! (I know, I know, its important but I just don't get them!! lol). Anyway, my son showed dad his card a bit earyl and he was pretty impressed so I guess I was successful!!  I love the paper I found at Michaels!!  I am not sure if you can make out the sentiment I typed up :You're "tool" cool!
I am entering this at the PBD challenge:dads/fathers  and More than Favors, Man challenge!  I am also linking this up to the Patches of Pink party
See you all this weekend at the BugBites Grillin' & Chillin' Bug hop!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cute Critter

One of my friends is retiring from work this week and I made this card for her to give to her tomorrow at lunch. She is been with the dept. for 30 years. She is a great friend and a great mom and will be missed! I am entering this at the Craft Spots challenge, cute critters.