Monday, December 13, 2010

Season's Greetings!

The DT at BBTB2 used the wreath cut from Joys of the Season this week. I decided to go very traditional with my card. Come join us for the weekly challenge, you can use any wreath from any cartridge.

Gold cardstock - American Crafts
Ribbon and Jewels - Doodlebug

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our Teacher Gifts

I decided to make all three teacher gifts this year, since I had a little extra time. I bought bead boxes and filled the compartments with teacher necessities. (and yes, chocolate is a necessity).
Then I decorated the tops with the teacher's name. Now I just need to get them wrapped so I don't hear that chocolate calling my name.

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The DT at BBTB2 used the Santa cut from Winter Frolic this week. Here he is with five of his reindeer!
Come join the challenge this week. You can use any Santa from any cartridge. We love to see your creations.

PP - Basic Grey Fruitcake
Santa - Winter Frolic
Trim - Basic Grey Ribbon Doilies
Reindeer - Jesse James Buttons, Circa 2001 (dug in my stash for those!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hello Kitty Christmas

The DT over at BBTB2 used the Santa Hello Kitty from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. Once again, I improvised. I used the Hello Kitty from the Hello Kitty Font cartridge, and added a santa hat from Paper Doll Dress Up.

Hello Kitty Font
Paper Doll Dress Up
PP - Pebbles Inc
Stick Pin - Making Memories
Stickles by Ranger

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Thanks" challenge at BBTB2

We were to use the Thanks cut from the new Thanksgiving cartridge this week at BBTB2. I don't have that cart, so I used the Thanks cut from Cindy Loo. When I saw this cut, I also spotted this great bird and tree cut on the same page of the handbook. I just couldn't pass it up!

pp - Basic Grey Indian Summer
CS - Bazzill
Thanks and background cut - Cindy Loo
Pink Bracket shape - Storybook
Jewels - Doodlebug

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My new Etsy store

I finally have my new Etsy store up and running. If you have ever seen a card on my blog that you thought you would like to have, go check out my shop. It's probably in there!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Doggone birthday card

The challenge at BBTB2 this week was to use the dalmation from the Create-A-Critter cartridge. I decided to make a birthday card with him. Go check out the BBTB2 blog to see all the cute and creative ways the design team used this cut.

Dog and Greeting - Create a Critter
Scalloped circle - Storybook
Circle - Accent Essentials
Banner - Bazzill Just the Edge

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Halloween spirit is alive and well in my house.

As I've said before, I just love Halloween. And I love decorating for Halloween. Our challenge at BBTB2 this week was to use the banner from the Country Life cartridge. I thought it would make the perfect finishing touch to my spooky mantle decorations.

Banner - Country Life cart
Letters - Happy Hauntings cart
Spiders - Lyrical Letters cart
Spider web embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Glitter - Doodlebug

I also made these fun picture frames to add to the decor:

All cuts are from the Happy Hauntings cart

Monday, October 11, 2010

Enter....if you dare.

This week at BBTB2, Susan picked the haunted house from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. This was a project and a half for me. I don't do well with tedious tasks, so it actually took me over 4 hours to make my haunted house. I do love how it turned out though. One word of advice if you are going to make your own house, glue the window panes in first. The book shows you gluing them in after you fold your pieces into the shapes. That would just be a hassle. Glue them in before you fold your shapes and the process will go much smoother.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I should be ashamed.

The challenge this week at BBTB2 was to use the pointed hand from Graphically Speaking. When I first saw this cut, I thought to myself now what am I ever going to do with this? Then it popped in my head, and I decided to just go with it. I have no idea what you would ever use this card for, but it made me laugh, and my second grader thinks it's the best thing I've ever made. :-)

Hand cut - Graphically Speaking
Patterned papers - Scenic Route Cape Town
Sticker letters - Making Memories
Sticker Label - Jenni Bowlin

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Layout share

One of the things I dread about Christmas is decorating the tree, but I just love how it looks after I'm done. I had these pictures of our tree from last year, and decided I need to scrapbook them so I can look back later and see how our tree looked.

Die Cuts - Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge
Patterned paper - Kaiser Countdown
Embossing folders - Cuttlebug

Monday, September 20, 2010


I'm definitely getting into the Halloween mood! It's my favorite time of year and my favorite holiday, so when I got the Happy Hauntings cartridge, I couldn't wait to start playing. The design team at BBTB2 was challenged to use the candle from the October 31st cartridge. I don't have that cart, so I used the creepy candle from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.

I also have a fondness for vintage images. I have a great collection of them, but for some reason, I rarely use them. I decided to tap into my collection for this next card. As you can see, I used the same frame as the card above, but it's obviously wider. I used Design Studio to widen it so it would fit around my image.

All cuts - Happy Hauntings cart
Patterned paper - Basic Grey Eerie

Monday, September 13, 2010

Crayon Box Challenge

Our challenge this week at BBTB2 was to use the crayon box from the Tags, Bags, and Boxes cartridge. I used this cut to create a boxed note card gift set for my son's teacher (whose name starts with V). Now I'm one step ahead of the game when teacher appreciation rolls around. :-)

Paper - Imaginisce To Love and Cherish line
Box - Cricut Tags, Bags, and Boxes
Letter and scalloped circle - Cricut Storybook
Flowers - Making Memories
Bling - Doodlebug

Friday, September 10, 2010

Winner of the blog hop prize

Thank you to everyone who left comments on my retro card last week! A winner of the blog candy was chosen at random and the winner is Missjoanna! Congrats and I'll get your info to send out your prize. :-)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Let's Party!

Our challenge this week at BBTB2 was to use a number and any creative feature from the Mini Monograms cartridge. I don't have that cartridge, so I improvised by using a number from the Tear Drop cartridge, and the dotted circle from Accent Essentials to mimic the creative feature from Mini Monograms.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Imaginisce Sketch Challenge

They posted a great new sketch over at the Imaginisce blog today:

I thought their Shore Thing line would work great for this sketch and my pictures:

Imaginisce Shore Thing
Swim trunks - Cricut Life's a Beach
Splash - Cricut Create a Critter

Monday, August 30, 2010

A 50's inspired funny

Our challenge at BBTB2 this week was to use the apron from "From My Kitchen". This apron just screamed 50's to me, so this is the direction my (warped) mind went!

apron and drink - From My Kitchen
patterned paper - KI Memories

This is blog hop week at BBTB2. I am offering a little blog candy to a lucky winner that will be chosen at random next week. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and become a follower, if you're not already. Here is the blog candy:

2 packs of Studio G clear stamps
2 packs of Button Sensations
1 package of Imaginisce Sahara Sliders
1 package of Imaginisce Eye of Newt Glitter Brads

If you arrived here from Carol's blog, then you need to hop on over to Susan next. If you came here first, go to BBTB2 and start hopping from the beginning. Happy Hopping!

Friday, August 27, 2010

CreativeXpress DT work

These projects made it to the CreativeXpress blog, so I can post them here now.

Assignment was to use the Tie the Knot cartridge.
You can see my tutorial for making the roses HERE.

Assignment was to use the Superman cartridge.

Assignment: Mother's Day cartridge

Two new layouts

I haven't had the opportunity to do a lot of scrapping for myself, with no DT stipulations, so it felt good to just do whatever I wanted on these layouts. :-)

Strawberries are actually the apple from the Locker Talk cartridge that I modified to look more like a strawberry.

Papers and stickers are BG Eerie.
The spider on the lower left is cut from the Lyrical Letters cartridge.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Thanks a Latte!

We were challenged to use the cup from Joys of the Season this week at BBTB2. I thought this cup was a perfect cut for a shaped card.

Cup - Joys of the Season
patterned paper - BG Sultry

Monday, August 2, 2010

Feeling archaic?

Our challenge at BBTB2 this week was to use a dinosaur. The idea for this card popped in my head as soon as I saw the cute dinosaur on the Create-a-Critter cartridge.

dino - Create-a-Critter
cake - Just Because Cards
patterned paper - BG Color me Silly
CS - Bazzill

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Treasure of a find!

Part of our challenge this week at BBTB2 was to use a digi stamp from Shelly's Images. I chose this treasure chest because it's such a fabulously detailed stamp. The other part of our challenge was to use the hinge from Fabulous Finds. I thought the treasure chest would pair great with the hinge cut. The other ladies at BBTB2 have created some amazing projects with the digi stamps. Go check them out and join in our challenge this week!

stamp - Shelly's Images
Hinge - Fabulous finds cricut
boards - Old West cricut
scroll - My World cricut

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A little monkey business

I made this card for a cousin who is having a rough time after surgery. Hope it brightens her day a little!

card base - Just because cards
monkey and vine - Create a Critter

Monday, July 12, 2010

Whooo's ready for another card?

You know I am! I have the pleasure of hosting the challenge at BBTB2 this week, so I chose the cute little owl from the Storybook cartridge. I just love this little guy because he reminds me of my childhood when my mom collected owls.

Come join us at BBTB2 and enter your owl project for your chance to win the BBTB2 blinkie for your blog!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Freebie Alert!

How would you like to win a free Cricut Summer Vacation cartridge?
All you have to do is check out the post at BBTB2 and leave your embarrassing story in the comment section. You will be entered into the drawing to win this limited edition cartridge.
Good Luck!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Having a Ruff Day?

The challenge at BBTB2 this week was to use the dog or cat cut from the Going Places cartridge. I don't have that cart, so I used the dog from Just Because Cards.
I think this little guy could brighten anyone's "Ruff Day"!

Dog - Just Because Cards
House - Create a Critter
Title - Plantain Schoolbook

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Sketch Challenge from Imaginisce

Imaginisce has a great sketch on their blog this week:

I don't know if it's the bow tie on top or what, but this sketch had a formal feel to me. I chose the To Love and Cherish line for my card because of the elegant black and white color scheme.

Papers and flower petals - Imaginisce To Love and Cherish
Bonjour - Cricut Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge

Monday, June 28, 2010

"I'm a Genie in a Bottle Baby..."

"...come, come, come on and let me out."
That song has been playing in my head since I first started thinking about this project. If I had a genie lamp right now, my first wish would be to get that tune out of my brain.
But I digress. Our assignment this week at BBTB2 was to use the Genie Lamp from Paper Doll Dress Up. There are so many cute creations with this cut over on the blog! Go check it out!

Monday, June 7, 2010

It's a Sunshine Day!

Our challenge at BBTB2 this week was to use a digi stamp from Sweet n' Sassy stamps, and to also use the sun cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge. I saw this mushroom digi stamp and my wheels started turning. Mushroom...70's...funky colors...Brady Bunch...Sun cut....Sunshine Day! So that's where this idea came from, my many years of being a Brady Bunch fan.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is my inspiration:

Groovy ;-)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ready 2 Rock

Our challenge at BBTB2 this week was to use the Ready 2 Rock cut from the Hannah Montana cartridge. It seems like a lot of us had the same idea with the guitar! Here's my card:

Check out the BBTB2 blog today to see all of the fabulous creations from the other designers, and check it again on Wednesday for your chance to win a cricut cartridge!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My dirty little secret

Gotcha thinking?
It's nothing that juicy. I'm supposed to be cleaning my dirty house today, but I'm scrapping instead!
These pictures are from when we stopped at Battleship Park on our way home from Disney last summer.
pp - Doodlebug
Black border - Bazzill just the edge
die cuts - Cricut Stand and Salute
title - Cricut Plantain Schoolbook

This tag is on the BBTB2 blog this week. Our challenge was to use a vintage image from Peggy Loves Vintage, and a tag from the TBBM cartridge.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Two new layouts

I feel like it's been forever since I created a layout instead of a card, so a couple of NSD challenges were just the bump I needed. I've had these pictures sitting on my scrap desk for QUITE a while. (along with a huge stack of photos).

Hey Batter Batter
PP - MME Penny Lane Free Bird "Content Beads"
CS - Bo Bunny Aquamarine Dot
Title - Cricut Ashlyn's Alphabet
Stars - Cricut Plantain Schoolbook

Tea for Three
PP - MME Penny Lane Feeling Groovy "Pure Posies"
CS - Bazzill Bling
Pearls - Queen & Co.
Scalloped circle - Cricut Storybook
Title - Cricut Calligraphy
Teapot and Cup - Cricut A Child's Year

Friday, April 30, 2010

A couple of new cards

I made these cards for the weekly post at Bitten by the Bug 2.

The first one had to use the ice cream tab cut off of the "From My Kitchen" cartridge. It actually has no ice cream on it. It is the frame with the three flowers cut on the side.
papers - MME Penny Lane Feeling Groovy

The second one had to use a bee. Mine came from the "Home Decor" cartridge.papers - Basic Grey June Bug

Come join us every week at BBTB2 for a great challenge!

Friday, April 16, 2010

What is the plural of octopus?

I actually looked this up because I always thought it was octopi. I found out I was wrong. The correct plural is octopodes. Huh. Learn something new every day.
I made this group of octopodes for Cooper's birthday at school. Not only is today his 9th birthday, it's also beach day at school, so I made some beachy cupcakes for him to take to class. These were so simple to make and I think they turned out pretty cute.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Good news!

I have been selected to be on the Bitten By The Bug 2 Design Team! I just love their site, the challenges are always filled with inspiration, and the creations are always amazing.
I'm so excited to get started, and my first contribution will be on the site next Sunday. :-)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

BBB2 Cake challenge

Bitten by the Bug 2 has a challenge to create a project using a cake cricut cut. I made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday next week.

cake - Tie the Knot cartridge
card - Wild Card cartridge
paper - Basic Grey Sultry
pearls - Queen & Co., Kaiser Craft
flowers - Prima

Friday, March 26, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

...raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
Well, not really. :-)
But these are a few of my favorite Cricut projects:

all projects were made for CreativeXpress