Friday, December 31, 2010

The Cutting Cafe Thank You set

Hi! Hope you are all enjoying the last couple hours of 2010! I have a Thank You set to show you-the bag is from The Cutting Cafe-and is the Heart Bag. I have left the bag open, so that a small surprise can be added. I have made a card to go along with it. The dp I have used are from DCWV  The Blossoms and Butterflies stack. I have added some ribbon and cut out a butterfly to adorn the bag with my SU butterfly punch. The flowers are cut out of some Christmas paper by K&Company. I have put tinsel (not sure of the correct name--it just won't come to me!) around the heart. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all the Happiest New Year!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fresh Brewed Challenge #28

Hi all! Sorry I am so late again on posting--I for some reason thought today was the 5th of January already, and made my card for the wrong challenge!! When I went to post it last night - I realized it, but by then it was too late . So, I have whipped one up for you on my lunch today--to check out all the other DT cards/projects go to the Challenge Blog-as there are some goodies!! This image can be found at the Fresh Brewed Designs site!!
Thanks for stopping by--off to work I go again!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Cutting Cafe Valentines Set

Hi Ya'll! I have made this set using the Conversation candy box template from The Cutting Cafe. I used designer papers from DCWV-Sweet glitter Stack, and embellished with some Reflections Adhesive Rhinestones, and some new flowers that I got for Christmas called The Kiss (layered accents) by K&company.(sorry I am not sure where the ribbon is from) The bird and leaf are from my SU punch. I have made a card to match-what a cute little gift set-ya think?

Saturday, December 25, 2010


I hope you are all enjoying your day with your loved ones, I know I am. My youngest daughter got us all up about 4 this morning, and after we all opened presents- most of us went back to sleep! Then we got up and had a nice breakfast with all of us here---it is so nice to have us all here!!
Well, tonight I made a box for some photos that my oldest daughter Brittany is actually turning into cards (on the machine at Walmart) tomorrow for my Mom. I put photos on the box-cuz that is what they are now...but then Brittany pointed out that they will really be cards when she is finished. Well, I figure my Mom can use it for photos when the cards are gone, right?!! This box is available at THE CUTTING CAFE and it is the BOX FOR QUARTER FOLD CARDS. Isn't it cute?! I am having such a ball with all the goodies available at The Cutting Cafe!! I had to make a matching card for Brittany to give her as a Thank you for the Christmas gifts-the cute little tree is from the SU set Forest Friends and the Thank you is from the SU set Teeny Tiny Wishes. The DP papers are from DCWV Amber Autumn fall stack collection and the ribbon is from The Angel Company. Thanks for stopping by... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Cutting Cafe Photo Card

This is just the cutest template ever--I am so totally gonna make one of these for every occasion! This is the Camera Photo Shaped Holder Template, and I love it! It comes with lots of  different  circle sentiments and also some that are not in a circle! I have made this one for the Holiday Pictures-the inside holds up to ten 4 by 6 photos!! How cool is that?!! What a perfect card to give someone-filled up with pictures of a special day!

It was originally supposed to be the pink and the red was going to be the accent color--but I got into such a hurry to see it all together I accidentally taped the wrong side! I really am happy with this one though, and maybe will still make another one with the original idea! Have a great night-are you counting down to Christmas? Only three more days--I can't wait to see the kids open their gifts!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Squigglefly Carolers

This little image is from Squigglefly-Caroling kids.  Isn't it just adorable?!! I have had this one for a while now, and it catches my eye every time I see it!
 I won the challenge over at Squigglefly last week, and got to pick out a free image!! I couldn't stop at one--had to purchase some extras too--there are just so many to pick from! So, I hope to make a card with a couple of those in a few days! ( I had seen a card holder made with one of  the images I picked: HERE and I just have to make a card similar to it soon!!!---so cute!!)

I have some VERY EXCITING news!

I recently applied for a DT position with THE CUTTING CAFE and I am thrilled to get to tell you today that
                                             I made it!
I don't officially start until January--but wanted to show you today something I made for Emily's teacher with a couple of the sets from The Cutting Cafe! The main part of this was made with the Pillow Box Set that I had actually gotten a couple of months ago. I also used Merry Christmas to my Teacher set. DP is from the Holiday Collection from DCWV-The Christmas Stack and I have used some SU ribbon and the red/white thread-I can not remember where it is from?! I popped out one Santa and the Holly Jolly-but it is hard to see that in the photo.
I am so excited to get round to meet the other DT members--I am sure they will all be announcing it today as well! Thank You Regina! Stop back by here soon!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Sunday to ya!

Hi all!
Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday afternoon! I had to work this morning-and am soon gonna go to Joannes and get some more double sided tape--I kinda thought I had one somewhere-but haven't even bothered to try to look today as my craft room is a disaster! If I find it when I clean, bonus!!! I made a wreath for my daughters teachers classroom door-I know the pic is horrible-but I really like how it turned out--much better in person w/out half of it cut off!! I used the leaves from the Holly from Christmas All Around (The Cutting Cafe) and cut it out with my Make the cut-I did only the leaves and punched out circles for the berries--Christmas All Around is available over at The Cutting Cafe. I hope to be back tomorrow or Tuesday with a project using the Merry Christmas to my Teacher set! I just gotta get going on some of these things! Bye..... for now!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Serenity Scrappers Challenge

Hi all! I almost missed out on this challenge too-time is just going by so fast this month! I always try to do their challenges, cuz the gals over at Serenity Scrappers are great, and there is so much inspiration on their blog! I love to get in on their exchanges too, it is so fun to get goodies from carts I don't own!
Well, the challenge this time is to make a card, tag or layout. I have made a tag: I have made the cuts for the angel from the Christmas cart, and the bulb is from Joys of the Season (I think). I have added some ribbon and gems, and the poinsetta is from a free cut from Cooking with Cricut. Two of the papers are from SEI-Moonrise. I won it from the Gaby/Abby Challenges. I have had only a couple of minutes to play around with PhotoElf that I won from Serenity Scrappers--but I hope to be back soon with something I have planned to make using it!! PhotoElf is awesome!! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

gift card made with Squigglefly and Cooking with cricut

Hi all! I have to hurry here-so this will be short and sweet! I made this gift card holder for the challenge over at Squigglefly! I needed to make my brother and sister-in-law one anyways, so what a perfect challenge! I have used one of Squigglefly digital images and cut off the saying that went around the image. I have also used a cut that was today's freebie over at Cooking with Cricut-they have gave a freebie every day for 15 days so far! And they are gorgeous cuts! Hope you like it!

Merry Christmas Challenge with Fresh Brewed Design

Hi all! Sorry this is so late to post, I had to work this morning--and I am not sure why I didn't pre post it last night!! The Fresh Brewed Challenge Blog has a new challenge and it  is: Merry Christmas--so I have used this cute little guy available over at FBD!
I printed him out  a couple of times on different papers and then cut and pasted him together. I used glimmer mist on the ribbon. Hope you like him--I think he is adorable and fun!
Check the FBD site for some cool info on a new digi available for cards for children with special needs(
it is the LOTS OF LOVE GIRAFFE and talk about adorable!!!
Have a great day! My daughter Emily's program is tonight-so maybe tomorrow I will have a pic for you?!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Hi all! Whew... thought I actually might not make this one! But I pulled it together after all! I actually had to work today in two different P.O.'s, then came home and finished wrapping a few extra gifts. Every time I think I am totally done, I think of another person I forgot! Ughh..
Anyways I had fun putting this one together. It is supposed to be glitter it up--and I have glittered my gumdrops -but it is hard to see in the pic. Have a great night. don't forget to check out Gabby and Abby's blogs!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A few misc. cards

Hi all! I am in the process of making some cards for my good friend to give out for birthdays and so on! She gave me a list of like 50!! Well, so far I am done up through March, so I thought I'd take a pic of them.
They are mostly digital images from  here and there--not exactly sure positively as when I first started I wasn't putting the company name on the images I saved. I think all so far are from Squigglefly, Fresh Brewed Designs, and Phindy's Place.
                                                 Fresh Brewed                Squigglefly
                                                 Phindy's Place                        Squigglefly
Do you think she will be happy with them?

Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Day

Hi everyone! It is another Fresh Brewed Designs challenge day! Today the theme is SPARKLE ans SHINE!
I originally made this tag for the FBD and TSB digi day--but then never got it entered--so I have made a card out of it!! This cute little gingerbread man can be found at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS--and make sure to check out the other new images while you are there!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

quick post

Here are a couple of cards I have finished.

 I am off to work soon for TWO HOURS--on my day off!!!! What a bummer -right in the middle of the day like that!!! Ughhhh... and now I have to work tomorrow too-which I originally had off as well!! I know I shouldn't complain, I am lucky to have a job--but it seems like I never get anything done at home!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gaby and Abby Challenge #8

Hi all! Have you checked out the Gaby Abby SEI Challenges yet? I try real hard too not miss any of them. These gals are fun, and oh so talented! Their layouts are amazing, and I think they must have the best scrapbooks ever!! So , with all of their superb layouts, they have inspired me to make one for this week's challenge. The challenge is to make anything CHRISTMAS. I have based my layout around an idea that  Holly of  Hog Wild About Stamping shared on her blog. I thought it was such a neat idea! so , here it is:

This cute little Reindeer has been made from cutouts of  my daughter Emily's foot and hands. I plan to put her Christmas Program pic on it for this year as well!
Thanks Holly-Gaby and Abby for all of the inspiration!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two New Squigglefly cards

Hi everyone!
I made a couple of cards for my Mom--she has a couple of December birthdays to send cards for and she asked me to make them for her. Here are the first two. I added the wreath which was a separate image, to the bridge image. These first two cards were made with images from Squigglefly! I would love to hear what you think of them.

and here is one more--not Squigglefly--this is actually stamped--WHAT???----Yes, it is from a SU stamp set called The More the Merrier.

Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Day

Well it is once again Wednesday and therefore means a new challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs!l
The challenge for this week is RED,PINK, and WHITE.
Here is my take on the challenge, and I have used a new Emma image and she can be found HERE. And don't forget there are also some rubber images available now, as well as the digi's!
I just think she is totally adorable!! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I am so thrilled!!!!

I am SO excited to tell you all that I have won two AWESOME prizes in the last couple of days!!
The first is PHOTOELF that I won from Serenity Scrappers-it is a photo editing program that I can not wait to use!!! Thank you gals!!!
The second is MOONRISE  papers from SEI from Gaby/Abby Challenges!! I have to say--these papers are GORGEOUS and I can't wait to receive them!! Thank You gals too!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gaby and Abby Challenge #7

HI all!
I have a second post today--this one is for the Gaby Abby Challenges that I love to try to enter each week. I almost didn't make this one-but I got 'er done!! Heehee.
This week the challenge was anything Thanksgiving, so I hope that my scarecrow still counts--I hope, cuz the prize this week is the most GORGEOUS paper ever! Moonrise by SEI

The DP I used for this card are from The Autumn Splendor Pack by DCWV. The sentiment is made with SU stamps, and the stickers are from a pack called Pumpkin Pie from K&Company--an early Christmas present from my daughter, as she thought I could use them before the season was gone for the year! She was right--aren't they adorable?!!! Well, gotta go make the kiddos some lunch-Emily has a friend over today--and they are hungry again!

Sunday Sketch and Stamp #42

Hi all! Happy Sunday to you! This week's challenge is sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs, so
I have made a card today to enter into the Sunday Sketch and Stamp.
I do see however that I put my top stars in the wrong place--but hope it still counts! This cute Christmas Tree is available as a digi image over at Fresh Brewed Designs. I used Puff paint for the snow and the stars are cut out from some SU stamps I stamped. I colored with my copics and the DP are from DCWV Christmas Glitter stack.
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am so late.....and a new blog candy winner

I am so sorry! Time just got away from me for posting the new challenge for FRESH BREWED for this week. I don't want to rant about work today-or I'd tell you more....but Hey, I don't have to deal with work today, so....

This weeks challenge is WINTER-CHRISTMAS theme.
Isn't this little gal just adorable?!!! I love the snow buddies!
I have used more of a pastel color pallet today, as I think it is nice to change it up for Christmas--and not always use the traditional colors!
I never did hear from the last gal who was chosen to win my blog candy-so here is the new winner-- --if I don't hear from her by Saturday at noon (my time) I will randomly pick another winner.
Happy Turkey day everyone! And again--I am so sorry I am so late in posting this!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Serenity Scrappers 12x12 layout challenge

HI all!!! Have you been over to Serenity Scrappers lately??? Well, they have an awesome blog challenge going on--and the prize is worth $40.00!! The challenge is a 12 x 12 layout--it can be themed : Sights of Summer, Fall Frolic, or Winter Wonders. It must have 3 photo's on it as well.
 Oh , I know -you want to hear about the prize:
have you ever seen Photo Elf?
It sounds like a great item, and I am pretty sure after reading up on it that I HAVE to have it!! (so, I am HOPING to win it from Serenity Scrappers blog!) So go on over and get in on the FUN!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gaby Abby Challenge #6

Whoohoo!! I finally had time to make a card for myself today!! I will be entering it in The Gaby Abby Challenge #6. It seems like this last week has been overtaken with doing things for others--so I am very happy to be caught up and get something done off my personal list! I decided to go with a card for this challenge--and it was to be fall/harvest themed. I have used a sentiment from my new SU stamp set-Day of Gratitude. ( I made a couple cards with another stamp from this set that just turned out awesome--and I forgot to get a pic!!!) The little acorns came from the same set, and the swirlies from the SU set Rustic Rooster. My pizza eating turkey is from Heartwarming vintage booklets..some really cute thing in there!! Designer papers from DCWV -The rustic stack.
Have a great Saturday--and hurry there is a fantastic prize this week--you still have time to enter- go HERE.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Winner of Fresh Brewed Blog candy!

Congrats goes out to tt.scraps for being picked by as the winner of my Blog Candy!!! Thanks everyone for playing along, and Tammy please contact me via email (please put Blog winner in subject area) @ and let me know your address to send the blog candy to!
If I do not hear from Tammy by Tuesday-the 23rd of Nov. - I will pick a new winner.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


FOR BLOG CANDY GO HERE-- You wont want to miss out! 4 new rubber stamps from FRESH BREWED included!!
Just wanted to pop on tonight and share a card I made with a freebie image from SIMPLY INGER. Go on... check her site out HERE!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Don't forget about my blog candy HERE!
At Fresh Brewed Designs we have a new challenge for you today!!! Show your style!! My card is made very simple and clean--but I think I am going to leave it that way--I like how it looks!
Heather has a new store--she now has rubber available too!!!  And we have a new DT--so make sure to check them all out. (I will get the DT links on the sidebar changed real soon--sorry for the inconvenience!)
Hope you have a great over the hump day!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

blog candy and new cards

Hi all! Just a reminder that I have some blog candy available--check out the post HERE.

I had the pleasure of going to a stamping class yesterday, and we made some really neat cards!
I am so excited about one of  the Penny Black cards we made--that I can't wait to make variations of it! Of course I just had to have the stamp--so now I can and will use it often for this Christmas season!
Come to find out the gal who taught the class (Beth) is actually a design team member for Penny Black-and I actually went to school and graduated with her brother John! How cool is that??!so, want to see the cards we made? (Keep in mind that mine are nowhere near as gorgeous as hers are!!) But hey, I got to experience new techniques and can now try and try again with at least the one stamp--till I get it perfect! I tried to fix a boo boo when I got home that  I had made on the wise men card--and of course ended up ruining it! (the gold).
Here are a couple I made tonight.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gaby and Abby with SEI- Challenge #5

Don't forget my BLOG CANDY!!

Hi everyone! Have you seen the most amazing projects these two gals did for this week's challenge? See Gaby's HERE and Abby's HERE--WOW!! And the papers they both used are awesome too-you gotta go check it out!
So this week it is a picture challenge-and it could be any project as long as it was inspired by the photo.

So, here is my project--a wall hanging for the holidays.
I purchased this adorable little Harvest Raggedy from Isn't she just soooo cute?!!! I finally figured out how to cut her out in Make The Cut. Whoohoo - I am so excited!


                                             Hi all! I have blog candy to offer!!!
        Tomorrow is the GRAND OPENING of the NEW FRESH BREWED DESIGNS STORE!!!
Guess what Heather has now???? She has RUBBAH!!! So, for the GRAND OPENING you will not want to miss the PARTY tomorrow night-there will be lots of fun, challenges, and prizes!!! It is from 7-10pm (EST)-so come on over and join us at the PAPER CRAFT PLANET!
Ok, so you are wondering the blog candy is? YEP! You guessed it!!! FRESH BREWED RUBBAH and a few other odds and ends!!!
If you LOVE your COFFEE and your LATTES--you won't be able to resist these new stamps!! want to see a picture of the candy??? OK: here it is:

This candy will be open until Friday evening on  the 19th, and a winner will be chosen by

Want to see a couple of the prizes just waiting to be won tomorrow at the Grand Opening?

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


HI all! You don't want to miss out on this!!!!
Come and join us HERE!!!
You can come in your jammies--and you even have the chance to win this prize package and MORE!!! (details of the MORE coming soon!) Make sure to check it out!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Digital Delights cutting files

Hi! I have a couple of Christmas cards I wanted to show you that I made with cutting files I purchased from Wendy at Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

I purchased Bongo The Dog, and Razzle The Reindeer. I really like how they turned out! I would love to know what you think! And don't forget that Freshed Brewed Designs is having a DT call!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Gabby/Abby challenge #4

I love the challenges these two talented gals are having! This week the challenge is to use CANDY!!
How easy is that what with Halloween and all? I almost went with a Christmas Candy theme, but decided to stick with Halloween. Go to check out GABBY and  ABBY and enter for yourself, but you'll have to hurry!!
I made up a cute little candy bag using an image from Fresh Brewed Designs--isn't this little candy corn fella a cutie?!!! FBD is currently having a full DT call--but not much time left to get in on that either--so grab a Fresh Brewed cup of your favorite beverage and get on over to the FBD Challenge Blog for details on how to become a DT member!
P.S. Don't forget about Abby and Gabby's blog hop on the 1rst of Nov.!!! (See sidebar)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Challenge

Hiya all! Today is a new challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs! Stay on the look out in the near future if you would like to become a DT member for FBD too!!! There are several perks to doing so!
Todays challenge was a sketch challenge-and here it is:

 I have used this gorgeous image called
Tiana Fairy. I love how she turned out-you cant really tell in the picute but I put some lacey film like paper over top of her wings to give them more dimension. I also got out my I-rock for the bling. Stay tuned for some more extra special news coming soon from FBD too--you won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lets Face it Friday #3

Hi! The challenge at Peachy Keens Lets face it Friday this week was a fun one to do.
Create a home decor item based on a harvest/fall theme. 
So, I had purchased this cute little fabric Pumpkin, and wanted to dress it up a bit.
I added a Turkey--who is hiding behind the cute little ghost--and added a PK face on the ghost. Added a little sign cut with my cricut and also a few pumpkins--which also got to display PK faces! the little sign is made with a stamp I picked up for a dollar--and I thought it was cute to point the "would be turkey hunters" away from this little turkey! I would say the ghost is being very mishevious, and knows just what he is doing helping Mr. Turkey out---and the pumpkins are shocked--but can not tell you anyways!! ; ) I also added some rafia on the sides to look like corn stalks.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tomorrow's Brownies craft

Hi all! Tomorrow is Brownies--and I am a co-leader( my youngest- Emily- is in the group!), one of the things I have been doing since I started being a co-leader is the craft for each of the meetings.
Wanna see what the craft is for tomorrow? Keep in mind these girls are only 2nd and 3rd graders-so it can't be anything too difficult as we only have an hour.
I got this idea from a magazine, and thought it was a great idea to get the girls thinking of what they were thankful for! what do you think?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

check out this candy from Pink Lilacs!!

Hi all! There is an awesome candy be offered Linda of Pink Lilacs--go HERE to check it out!!
Thanks Linda!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gaby Abby Challenge #3

Are you ready for another Gaby Abby Challenge? I was--cuz I was so sad to find I missed out on one!! This week it is to make anything you would like-but it has to have a monster on it--it can be scary or cute!! I picked cute! I actually made a little door hanger ( I put magnets on the back)-so someone could leave a message if you aren't home. The little monster and the eyes do glow in the dark--but my camera would not catch it. I cut the letters out with my gypsy and cricut from (I think) the Hanna Montana cart. The little monster and the eyes, and Boo were in a sticker pack-but I am not sure where I picked it up at. The little Happy Halloween was part of a swap I had entered. I put eyelets in to hold the ribbon that holds the pencil, and I found that cute little notebook in a package of 6 in the dollar bins at Target! Hope you like it! Make sure to check these gals out--not only is there a prize, but they are both so talented!!! Lots, and lots of gorgeous projects on their blogs!

A SF card and a project

Ok- I am back--I have my little kiddo home with me today-she woke up in the middle of the night with a 101 temp, so I figured she best stay at home--since I had the day off anyways. I had an appointment for my mammogram this morning-and I am really impressed with the hospital for their Mammo department. It is set up to be so comfortable--really nice! So, I made this card to send out to them--the digi image is from Squigglelfly-and is one of the inside outs.

 I also made something the other day to send off to my daughter Brittany-who is in College-she has always had such a thing for anything that involved Breast Cancer Awareness. It is a wreath - made up with several BCA items on it--and I got a pin today that I can add to it before I send it to her. It was so easy to make!! the little dangle that is kind of hidden in the photo says " courage".

We also got to finally meet her boyfriend a couple of days ago--here is a pic--aren't they a  great looking couple?!!
Well, off to read Emily her library book--(she is loving the Magic Tree House collection right now)-hope you have a great day!