Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #79

Hello everyone and welcome again to another wonderful Cooking with Cricut Challenge!!

Today's challenge is "make me laugh!"    Include in your project a funny saying, quote or pun.  Here is my take on this challenge.  I used the "B is for Boy" Cricut cartridge to make this fun little boat, and I added a little flag with my funny saying on it.

I used some unknown brand of heavy cardstock I had gotten as a gift for the card.  I found a scrap of echo park patterned paper that worked great for the 'water' at the bottom, and used shaved ice and white embossing for the clouds.  The boat pieces are made from Bazzill cardstock.  I embellished with my favorite atyouSpica glitter markers and tried a little white Tim Holtz distress marker and Antique linen distress ink on the sails, but you can't really see it.  As always, it seems whenever there is a photo with a little bit of shiny stuff, it makes the whole photo a little dark.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WOYWW #147

Whew things are hopping here.  A continuation from last week, got the graduation open house invites done!!  Here is my desk as I am almost finished a little bit earlier today:

Want to see what they look like?
Here is the inside:
 Here is the invite closed:

Many thanks to Julia at for starting this wonderful project.  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey Mar 2012 Blog Hop Challenge

The theme is aqua and yellow.

For this I used PT Hawaiin Shores cardstock, ribbon and ink and Harvest Gold ink.  The stamp set is PT Heart 2 Heart #2


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Simplicity OLW84

Found another blog with a card style I really like-less is more.  Now I know there are a lot of butterflies on this one, but....

I still like it.

I used Papertrey Ink Beautiful Butterflies stamps, some Papertrey Ink inks and some Ranger Distress inks, that's it!  I am really starting to love the stamping!

OLW84 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of card stock folded in half. 

2. Use a white card base, however many shades of pink you want, and one shade of orange. 

3. Post your card somewhere online and link back to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar ofSimplicity.

4. HAVE FUN!!!!!

What's on your workdesk Wednesday WOYWW 146

Lots of stuff on the craft desk today.  I need to get these graduation invitations finished so they can be mailed this weekend.  Big progress, have 30 cut out and just finished up 30 tassels.  Oh look, Jake wants to help!

Now to get the inside piece made, the tassels attached and the envelopes addressed!  Must get back at it!

Many thanks to Julia at for starting this wonderful project.  

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cricut Circle Weekly #54 and Make it Monday #58

So who doesn't love a good latte from time to time--me!!
Look what I came up with tonight, love it when I can combine two challenges!

Love you a Latte Cricut Cartridge for the donut
Art Noveau Cricut Cartridge for the letters
I used Copic E33 and E37 plus Letraset Walnut inks for the background
The stamping is with the Heart 2 Heart set from Papertrey ink
inks used are Papretrey Pure Poppy, Papertrey Classic Kraft, Ranger Archival ink
embellished with May Arts Jute String and a couple atyouSpica markers

I like how the blending turned out, not sure on the embellishment

Want the details of the challenges?

Cricut Circle
Weekly Challenge #54: Decorative Letter Challenge!

The Challenge: Create a scrapbook page, card, home decor item, or other project where you include a word of your choice. One or more of the letters in your chosen word must be replaced by a Cricut shape. For example, replace the letter “o” in the word LOVE with a heart.
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. One entry per person, please

And the MIM challenge is:

If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.
--A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.
--Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and some sort of graduated background.
--Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site(such as photobucket or flickr).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #77

Today's Challenge over at Cooking with Cricut is St. Patrick's day or Rainbows.

I wanted to create a little bit of a different spin on a Rainbow with my design.  My rainbow is made out of butterflies!
Cricut Cartridge used is the Paper Trimmings Cartridge.

Solid color cardstock scraps
Heidi Grace One Sunny Day patterned paper
Papertrey Ink Beautiful Butterflies stamp
various Viva Decor pens
atyouSpica pens
clear star Gellyroll pen
Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Glossy Accents

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WOYWW 145 Come take a peek!

It's that time of week again!  Time to gape at my wonderful workdesk and see if I am keeping busy or not!

Do you see my new toy there?  Yes, even though I have two Cricut machines, I thought I needed a Cuttlebug too!  I did a little reorg with the pens, adding another larger pen cup.  Made a few cards this week, see my prior blogs, and I have a new one being posted tomorrow too!

There will be a lot of changes coming soon to my craft space as it gets all packed up so the floors can be installed in this room soon.  They came out and did the official measuring today and I should be able to decide if its carpet or laminate once I can get an exact estimate.  I am leaning towards laminate, and am doing two adjoining rooms.  Want to see what the floor looks like now in here?

Lol yes gratuitous animal photo as well, its rare they get along that well, but you can see the floor is bare unfinished concrete in there with a very thin throw rug on it.  I tore up that carpet a few years ago and am finally able to put new flooring down.   I think I will take a few more photos now while I am thinking of it, and maybe show some progress next week in packing up a few items not used much.  Thanks for stopping by!  For those who came last week, the grumpies finally subsided on my birthday, which was very good timing for everyone :)

Many thanks to Julia at for starting this wonderful project.

p.s. yes I know my post says Tuesday, but it's Wednesday where Julia lives and almost Wednesday here lol!  Close enough and my desk won't change between now and a few hours

Monday, March 12, 2012

Make It Monday #57

This is my entry for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge.  It was a neat technique called colored kissing.

Papertrey Ink products
Cardstock from 2009 sampler
patterned paper from Hodge Podge set
stamps from Beautiful Butterflies stamp set
raspberry fizz, kraft and dark chocolate ink
raspberry fizz ribbon

Other products
Hero Arts rubber stamp for the pattern

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #53: Wearing O’ the Green Challenge!

Sorry for the terrible photos, but I was in a hurry to take them.

This is a pin to wear for St. Pat's day that I made for a friend. I used Letter Envy cartridge for the letter and shadow, added some gems and glitter.
No matter what I did I could not get a better photo for this, so sorry!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Wow I haven't posted since last week's WOYWW!  Shame on me!  I will be posting more later today or tomorrow.

Had a little bit of a dry spell, didn't feel like crafting.  Been rather cranky all week for no good reason.  Got my new monthly pack of ribbon in the mail today, love getting that!  Still cranky.  Oh and I found out apparently I was missing one of the corner chompers, the yellow handled one, so you can see that has been added to the collection.

My birthday is this Saturday, so got my first gift laying there on the table too, a pedicure gift certificate woohoo!!  Gotta love those!  I look forward to doing that very soon.  Let's see oh and the green ribbon there is for a pin I am making for a friend's daughter.  Once the glue dries for the pin part, that letter P there will go on the other side right in the center of the bow.  Her name is Patty, hence the P. Plus I made it green in case she wanted to wear it for St. Patty's day!   hehehe ok, she might!  The little note I am including and the mailer are sitting there with it, oh looks like I didn't put up the cartridge yet I used for it either.

Have not made any progress on the graduation cards from last week.  I do need to get going on that.  I guess I am stalling some because, Michael, my graphics-design-graduating love-of-my-life-soul-mate, is doing the layout of the text I gave him to go inside. And, I am still waiting on him.

I had finished making one of my bestest buddies their birthday card last week, her birthday is also this week,  so I filled out the card this evening.  I am trying to figure out how to turn off the captcha thingie for comments.  Let me know if its still on.  Thanks!

Many thanks to Julia at for starting this wonderful project.

p.s. yes I know my post says Tuesday, but it's Wednesday where Julia lives and almost Wednesday here lol!  Close enough and my desk won't change between now and a few hours