Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's time for FUN!!! It's time for VALENTINE BLOG CANDY!!!! (I think this is even better than chocolate!!)

Blog candy is now closed! Thanks for playing!

It's been a LONG time since I've given away blog candy, and I just feel the need. *smile* I think you're gonna like this one, so hold onto your bootstraps!! I have fallen so much in love with these Tilda stamps, that I feel the need to get someone else as hooked on them as I am. So here's what I'm going to do.....

On February 14th, Valentines Day, I'm going to show my blogging friends a little love by giving some lucky winner TWO Tilda stamps. Here is what someone is going to win!

Ice Princess/Balet Tilda

Fence with summer background. Perfect for the sitting Tildas!!

Now, here's what you have to do.

1. Leave a post here and on Feb 14th, I will use to choose the number of the lucky winner.
2. Post a link to the blog candy on your blog. If you don't have a blog, that's ok, you can still win.

3. Blog candy is open to anyone, no matter where they live. So please be sure and enter.

4. One post per person please. We'll try and make it as fair as possible.

5. Watch my blog for the winner! I will post the name and you have until 11:59 PM on Feb 17th to claim your prize. If you don't send me your information by then, I will pull another winner.

So....Best of luck to all my blogging friends! Thank you so much for coming by to visit me today, and I hope to see you back again real soon!! HUGS!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Birthday JJ!! Mater card using the Cricut Cars Cartridge

My oldest grandson JJ turns a big five years old today (Friday)! He loves the movie Cars, so how could I not make a card like this for him! This is a total lift from my friend Nancy who is one of the most amazing crafters EVER! I told her as soon as I saw her card that I was going to have to lift it!
I cut Mater with my Cricut Expression and Cars cartridge that I bought at Hallmark Scrapbook! You should go check them out! They are having an AMAZING cartridge sale right now! Most cartridges are selling from 29.99 to 39.99 except for the newest ones. I used Doodlecharms for the trees, and New Arrival for the banner.

Pattern paper is Basic Grey and cardstock is Bazzill. I used lots of Cat's Eye chalk ink around the edges of the cuts. And the last and most prevalant thing that I used for this card was a tremendous amount of my love.
Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and I sure hope to see you back again soon for more crafting fun! Hugs!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Just wanted to post a quick pic of my adorable Grandson JJ! He turns a big five years old on Friday. My, how time flies. They just moved to KY this year and was smack dab in the middle of that nasty storm that swept the country. But JJ sure didn't seem to mind!! LOL! He was having a blast! Sorry I don't have a card to share with you tonight, but I think he's cuter anyway! See this big grin plastered on my face? Thanks for stopping by to say hi today! Hope you're having a great week and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Heart shaped Valentine card

YAY! We made it through Monday! I have had soooo much fun making Valentine cards!! This heart shaped card is from a set of shaped cards from The Cutting Cafe' that you can either cut with your cutting machine (I used my Pazzle) or you can just print it off and cut it out manually. Either way, these cards are FUN!!

I cut out the base image, but I wanted it to stand up, so I just made a strip of cardstock and glued the front and back of the card to the front and back of the cardstock. Works like a charm! I also wanted a scalloped edge, so I just made that using my Pazzle. Yep....I know....I just used this Tilda not that long ago. But seriously now....can you blame me??? LOL! She's so cute that I couldn't resist!! I colored her up with my Copic markers.

Most of this card is just Bazzill cardstock. That little strip on the front base is a piece of Basic Grey scrap paper I had. the little hearts on the white....well.....those are the leftover little hearts that come from the punched out portion of the MSBP. Nothing like using scraps, huh? LOL! That circle stamp is from another set of Valentine stamps from The Cutting Cafe'!

I used some Prima flowers with a Basic Grey brad, and that pretty pink ribbon is from I {heart} Papers. That's about it! Thanks again for stopping by to see me today, and I sure hope to see you here again soon!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Some overdue thank you's!!

I've been issued some awards, and it's about time I said THANK YOU to the fabulously talented ladies that have awarded them to me! There is nothing better than having friends come visit me and take a peek at the work I've been doing. That, in itself, is a HUGE reward to me every day! So on to do what I came here to do! *smile*
The first award is the Marie Antoinette award.

I received this award from Jeannie. Jeannie, you are the true meaning of a sweetheart! What a loving, giving person with a beautiful soul. I am blessed to know you. Thank you for this award!

I also received this award from Norine. Norine is a new talented blogging friend who I'm looking forward to getting to know better! Thank you very much for this award, Norine!

I also received this award the sweet and talented Tammy! Tammy I truly love your work and you are such a sweetie! Thank you so much! I'm so humbled that you gave it to me!

And I also received this award from Justine! Justine is also an extremely talented new blogging friend of which I'm looking forward to getting to know better! Thank you Justine! I am honored to receive this award from you!

I also received this wonderful award. To be told that my blog has heart is a true treasure to me, and I have to thank my friend craftNmommy (Lisa). Thank you so much Lisa! I'm so honored that you thought of me for this!

Please do yourself a favor and visit the blogs of these talented ladies! They are all extremely talented artists!!!

Again, I thank all of my blogging friends that come by to visit me all the time. Whether you take the time to say hi, or just stop by and peek at my work. I love the fact that you visit, and you are the reason I keep posting. So please, accept these awards from me as gratitude to you. I sure hope you've had a wonderful weekend, and I hope to see you back again very soon!!! Big hugs!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Who loves ya? Card made with Pazzle and Cricut

oooooooooo.....this one was so much FUN to make!!!! Don't you just love FUN??? I used a piece of pattern paper from a DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies stack. I love the blue and green color combo, so this one jumped right out at me.
I used both my Cricut Expression and my Pazzle Inspiration with this card. Isn't that tree the coolest??? I LOVE it!!!! I cut it with my Pazzle from the Swirls and Twirls cd! I've had this cd for a while and I can't believe I have not discovered this cut until now! I'll sure bet you that I'll be using it again though!

The flowers are actually cut from the piece of paper with a little chalk ink around the edge and then popped up off the card base. That cute little owl was cut from the Cricut Storybook cartridge, and the WHO is faux chipboard that I cut with the Mickey Font. I went around the edges of the letters with a little white acrylic paint.

The tag is just hand cut and run through my printer for the "loves ya?". I just think this one is really fun and funky. Thanks TONS for stopping by to see me. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend and I also hope to see you back again really soon!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nothing holds a candle....

YAY!!!!!! We made it through the week to another glorious weekend!!! I LOVE my weekends!! Ok, I'm sorry...I can't help it. I can't stay away from these precious stamps! I can't get enough. SOMEBODY STOP ME!!!! LOL! Please???....... :0) I had this card in mind as soon as I saw this stamp. I finally got to make it.

I stamped her out onto white cardstock and colored her with my Copic markers. I love these markers, but it sure takes a while to learn how to use them. I wish there were classes somewhere around here! I cut her out with my Nesties. I just typed up the sentiment out on my computer and printed it.
I used my yummy Martha Stewart border punch across the bottom and the ribbon is from Micahels. The button is Basic Grey. I used some Cat's Eye chalk ink around the edges of some of the cuts.

That's pretty much it! I sure appreciate you coming by to see me today! It means an awful lot to me!! Have a wonderful day and hope to see you again soon!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Just Smile! Hello Kitty card made with the Cricut

Happy Hump Day!!! We're on the downhill slide for this week! I love it! Anyway, the challenge last week over at the Hallmark Scrapbook message board, was to use any kitty Cricut cut. WOOHOO! Another chance to get to use my Hello Kitty cartridge! (Thanks Donna!)

I was in the mood for something bright and sunny, so I used some orange cardstock I had along with some cute Sassafras patterned paper. That red-orange flower is by CK, the button and ribbon are from my stash.

Just Smile is a Peachy Keen stamp and the tiny flower on the balloon is Prima with a little Basic Grey brad in it. I used some chalk ink on my cuts to help give some definition. Have you ever used dew drops? I love those things! That's what I used to just freehand some interest onto my card. Just a little dab of glue holds them in place perfectly!

If you have a cricut, we'd LOVE to have you come join in on our weekly challenges! And if you don't have a Cricut, you really should think about it! I love mine and use it every day! Jody over at Hallmark Scrapbook has the best prices and service on the internet! Go take a peek and check her out! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today! I so appreciate your visits and your comments! Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you soon!! HUGS!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Another Valentine! Hope you're not sick of them cause we have a couple weeks left! LOL!

I am having so much fun making all these Valentine cards!! And of course, I just HAD to use another one of my new Tilda stamps! I have no idea what the name of this one is, but I LOVE her! How can you not??? LOL! Have you seen anything anymore precious??!!! (click on the pictures for a nice close up view)

This is called a TENT TOPPER card and learned how to make them from my adopted sis DeeDee!! The bottom of the card is 4 1/4" square, and then you just make whatever shape topper you want and attach it to the base so the card ends up measuring as an A2 card ( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2") It makes such an adorable card that I will be making many more like this!

I colored her with my Copic markers and cut her out so I could pop her up (have I ever mentioned how much I like dimension?? LOL!) I'm really sorry, my scraps are in a mess right now and I can't find this piece of pattern paper to tell you who the maker is. The cardstock is Bazzill. The oval shapes were cut with my nesties and then I ran the white through my Cuttlebug with the swiss dots embossing folder. The sentiment was just printed on my computer and the hearts on either side of it are from my Martha Stewart punch.
That's it for tonight! I sure do appreciate you stopping by to visit me today! Hope you had a good Monday (as good as Monday's can be) and I hope to see you again soon! HUGS!!

Go check out Kim's blog candy!!

Want a chance to win some blog candy? Then don't wait another second. Hop over to see Kim's blog! She's giving away some FAB blog candy, and don't forget to do yourself a favor and look at all her beautiful creations too! So whatcha waitin for??? *smile*

Hope you had a wonderful Monday!! I'll be back in just a bit with a new post! HUGS!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Eat Cupcakes!! downloadable printable stamps

Just how much fun are cupcakes?!! Don't you just love them? I know I sure do! And this is one lucious cupcake that's available for you over at The Cutting Cafe'. It's in a HUGE set of stamps that contains a grand total of 49 images!!! That's right....49!!!!! It's called "All about cupcakes".
This was so much fun to make! I'm REALLY loving these cupcake stands! I just printed all the stamps on my Bazzill cardstock. I cut the cupcake out and glued it onto the stand, and honestly, it looks like it was printed together.

The pattern paper is Basic Grey. The green ribbon is craft supply, and that pretty pink ribbon I got from I Heart Papers. The button was just in my stash. And the little green gems are by Kaiser.

I used my Stampin Up ticket punch for the corners of the mats and inked around them a little with some chalk ink. That's about it! Please be sure and pop over to say hi to Regina over at The Cutting Cafe'!!! Have a wonderful Monday and I'll see you soon!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thinking of you....

I have found a wonderful new site that I'm very excited about! It's called Magnolia vs Stampavie! It's so much fun and they have challenges every Sunday. I have entered this today for the "show us your bows" challenge. Wish me luck!!! I have fallen so much in love with these little Tilda characters! When I saw this stamp, I thought it would be pefect for missing you or thinking of you cards. I stamped both her and the chair independently of each other and colored them with my copic markers.
I really like the earthy colors on this one. After coloring them, I cut them out and then double pop dotted the chair, and then popped her up off the chair too, so there's lots of dimension. The pattern paper is Tre's Jolie, and I used Bazzill carstock. You'll notice about three different Martha Stewart border punches I used.

The circle tag was made on my computer with the assistance of my awesome friend Teri, and then I cut them out with my Nesties, popped a smaller circle in the middle of it with a prima flower and a Basic Grey brad, and then added some pop dots to the back of that too! Oh, I put a little hole in it with my Crop A Dile and tied it up with some jute. That along with some Basic Grey buttons finished it up for me.
Thanks for stopping by to see me today! Hope you're enjoying your weekend, and I'm hoping to see you again tomorrow with some more crafty projects. Have a great day!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My very first Tilda!

I have fallen in love with these precious little stamps! I used my copics to color her in. I don't think I did too bad with her for my first attempt, huh? What do you think? What I'm disappointed in most with this card, is that I made the entire card in order to use some awesome cherry ribbon that my wonderful friend and adopted "sis", Teri, sent me! And then after getting the card together, the cherry ribbon with the cherry paper was just too busy. It broke my heart. Oh well....guess I just have to make another cherry card, huh? *smile*
I made the cherry background paper myself! The cherry stamp is by Stampendous called "little cherries", and then I colored them in with my copics. Can you tell I like cherries??? LOL!

The frame she's sitting on was cut with my Cricut Expression and the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I just printed the sentiment from MS Word on my computer. Used some white chalk ink around the scalloped frame and then stitched around the inside frame. The little scalloped heart is a punch by Martha Stewart, as is the border punch that I used up both sides.

Thanks so much for coming by to visit me, and I would love it if you would say hi when you're here! Your visits are very much appreciated by me! Have a wonderful Friday and I'll see you this weekend with more crafty things!! Please go by and check out Magnolia vs Stampavie! What a fun site and they have great challenges!! I've entered this one in the "show us your bows" challenge!! If you love the Magnolia or Stampavie images, go have yourself some fun!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Your pace or mine? Bitten By The Bug Challenge

This week over at Bitten By The Bug, Regina asked us to use the snail from the Walk In My Garden cartridge. I'm tying to work on my Valentines Day cards, so I was trying to figure a way I could turn this cute little snail into a love card. I figured I'd do it in the sentiment. On the inside, the card says "YOUR PACE OR MINE?". I love playing with words!
The pattern paper is some very yummy Basic Grey, and the cardstock is Bazzill. I cut the snail out and then shadowed it with black cardstock. The mat it's on was cut from the StoryBook cartridge and shadowed as well.

I punched a hole in her antennae with my crop a dile and added some pretty brads from Basic Grey that go with the paper. For her eye, I used a green dew drop. I used green in honor of my Dad's pretty green eyes.

I added a pink satin ribbon bow with a prima flower in the middle. That little brad in the Prima flower is also Basic Grey. The frame is popped up off the card, and the snail is popped up off the frame. (yep - I like dimension) :)
Thanks for dropping by to visit me today! I sure appreciate you coming to see me, and please come back again soon! Also, do yourself a favor and pop over to Bitten By The Bug to see the rest of the designers projects with this little snail. Have a great day! Hugs!!

Sneak Peek at Valentine Card and Award Time

I just posted another Valentine card over at the Hallmark Ladybug blog. I'd love it if you would go take a look!

I was issued this award from the sweet and talented Betty Bee!! You should go over and check out her blog! She does such wonderful work! So the rules are to pass this on to seven bloggers. This is always so hard!! Here's the seven I'm passing it on to:
Have a great rest of your Sunday!!! Thanks for visiting!! HUGS!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Will you be my cupcake? Valentine card featuring The Cutting Cafe and Martha Stewart Border punches

I am having so much fun making Valentines Day Cards! This one features a GORGEOUS brand new set of printable stamps just released by Regina over at The Cutting Cafe'! This is one
YUMMY set of stamps that are all about CUPCAKES! Both the cupcake and sentiment are from the set. I just printed if off from my computer on Bazzill cardstock and colored it with my Copics. The scalloped circles were cut with my Nestabilities, and I used my scalloped scissors for the sentiment. The cupcake is double popped off the card for lots of dimension. (I can't make a flat card - I really have tried - I can't do it!) :)

I wanted to make my own lace looking border by combining three different Martha Stewart border punches and I like the way it turned out. I have to thank my wonderful friend Teri, for without her, I would not have been able to create that edging!!! ;) Thanks Teri!! And thank YOU for stopping by to visit! Have a wonderful weekend! HUGS!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Will you be mine? The Cutting Cafe'

OMGosh! Can I just take a second here and tell you how much I absolutely LOVE the cutting files Regina has over at The Cutting Cafe'!!!! You really should click on the photo and get a close look at this card so you can really see it! I am so in love with all of Regina's cutting files, but when I saw this lip shaped card, I about fell in the floor! I knew right away what I wanted to do, I just had to find a few minutes to do it. And those few minutes finally came tonight!!! All I did was cut out the lip shaped card with my Pazzle and Regina's cutting file, I ran the main shape through my Xyron and covered it in Martha Stewart glitter.

The blurb was cut with my Cricut Expression using my Cuttin Up cartridge. I cut the black shadow 4 times and glued it together for strength because of it standing mostly on it's own. I typed up the "will you be mine" on my computer and printed it on the white part of the blurb. The little strip across the top of the blurb was done with my new Martha Stewart border punch. LOVE these new punches!!! Thank you again Teri!!!!! :)

So please be sure and pop over to The Cutting Cafe' and check out Regina's awesome cutting files and printable stamps! They're FABULOUS!

Thanks for stopping by today and guess what...... It's FRIDAY!!!!!!! :) Hugs!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thank you card with Cricut and Pooh and Friends

Well we made it through hump day today! WOOHOO! Tomorrow is Thursday, and before you know it, Friday will be here. I LOVE Friday. :) I'm still working on making some Thank You cards, so this is another one ready to go out! YAY!
The pattern paper is Basic Grey with Bazzill cardstock. The buttons are Basic Grey too. Roo was cut with my Cricut Expression machine with the Pooh and Friends cartridge! Isn't he so cute just jumping with glee?!!

I also used the Storybook cartridge for the frame and Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More for the tag. The buttons are Basic Grey with a little floss in them. Added some chalk ink around the edges and just a touch of machine stitching. That lovely glitter paper is a special gift I received from my sweet friend DeeDee!

And finally, I used a Prima flower and put a Basic Grey brad in it before I attached it to the tag. Thanks for stopping by to visit me today! Hope you have a wonderful day!! Hugs!!