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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge #230

This is my entry for this weeks Mojo Monday Contest. I was digging through my Stampin Up stamps just for kicks and grins and came to this great set called clowning around. I loved it when I bought it, but think I've only used it once or twice. I still love it just as much now. It's bold and fun and screams...."color me"!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge - 3D

Okay, this project is for the Peachy Keen 3-D Challenge. The challenge is to make a 3-D project using Peachy Keen stamps (easy enough), but the kicker for me was to make a weather theme. Now I've been kicking around this project for about a week...I'm getting a head start on Easter. In our house we go through Crystal Light and Wylie's Sugar free juices like they're going out of style. I mean, seriously, we should own stock! And I have all of these left over containers and I never know what to do with them, but, of course, I save them, you know, just in case. So here is my recycled version of an easter basket/container for treats (or peeps)!
I used the Create a Critter for the chick, sun and clouds, Doodle Charms for the eggs, and Plantin Schoolbook for the grass. And of course I used the Cuttlebug for textures. Wish me luck, I want to win this one!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Chair"ish Card

I got the new Cricut Lite Love you a latte cartridge and I'm sooooo jazzed about it. There are sooo many great cuts on it. This card is for my girlfriend Shannon's birthday, the big day is Saturday. Happy Birthday my dear friend!

Challenge Me Monday - Fantabulous Cricut

I designed this card for Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut web site. I'll post the link below. The challenge this week is to use ribbon in your work, which I didn't think I did much, but in looking back at some of my cards, I use ribbon more often than I thought. This web site gets me excited about the cricut every time I log on! I absolutely love these women!

So back to the card, I made it using the cartridge Stand and Salute. It is one of my faves. There really is so much versatility to it. I see something new everytime I look through the book.

Here's the web page if you want to check it out!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sweatheart Round-up

This is my MOJO Monday entry. I went to the craft store this weekend (well, of course I went to the craft store) and found this amazingly adorable pink paisley paper! I had to do something with it, right? Sooooo, here it is! The paper is Heidi Grace Designs and the boot is from Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge and the HOWDY comes from an old stampin up set I have called Cowboy Kid.

Birthday Sundae challenge

Birthday Sundaes is having a challenge this week and I'm entering this card in it. I love this little giraffe from Create a Critter! And the stamp is from Stampin' Up. I'm totally addicted right now to making cards. And loving every minute.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Manly Valentine's Cards

I cannot take credit for this design. I saw it on-line and wish I could find the link to give proper credit! I love the idea of blues for valentines. It adds the manly flair!

Mojo Monday Contest - Sailing away

I am entering this in the Mojo Monday contest this week. It is the first contest I've ever entered and I'm hoping it goes well. Right now the cloud prints are my fave! I used the Cricut for this card, Just Because Cards, Plantin Schoolbook and Stand and Salute!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pretty in Pink

This is the last two cards of my Pretty in Pink series using the Forever Young cartridge. I am tickled with the way they all turned out. And so, no more cricut for the rest of the weekend! (I think)....

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pretty in Pink

My Dad's wife has a line of clothing she sells called CABi. And it is fabulous! I have been designing thank you cards for her. As you can tell the theme is pink, black and white. I used the Forever Young cartridge that I specifically bought with this purpose in mind, but I have used it for so many other purposes. There are great shapes on this cartridge. If anyone is interested her web site is:

Monday, February 6, 2012

6 year bowling Birthday Pary Invite

Well, once again, not so great on posting pics. This was Britt's Birthday invitation. As you can tell, he had a bowling party. I just used the circle from Accent Essentials. And since we hand delivered them, I put them in a cellophane bag I got from Stampin-up, tied it up with a red bow and attached a little clip-art bowling pin with each child's name on it. Worked PERFECT!

My sister - wall decor

I made this for my sister. It's the front door to a cabinet. I found it at a wood store here in southern Oregon. The tree is from Everyday Paper Dolls. I love this cartridge. It is so versatile. The end result was good. I learned a bit along the way about Mod Podge and I'm working right now on a wall hanging that will be monsterous! 15 tiles by 3 tiles.

Cupcake card

My Girlfriend, Amiee has a cupcake business and makes out of this world cupcake in Portland. If you're interested here is her web site:

Anyhow, I was inspired, and made this cute little card. Love the saying!

Recipe cards - From My Kitchen - Cricut

Fun way to deliver recipes with a meal or treat!

Thank "EWE"

I love my cuttlebug, any chance to add texture to a card!

Chalkboard paint

Well, good monday morning. I have some new posts and pics and projects. This one is a dresser redo I did with chalkboard paint. When I started the project, I was thinking I could just sand and paint, but it turned into way more. I had to replace the drawer glides and that was over-the-top icky! But the end result is amazing and now I can write on the front of the drawers what actually goes in each drawer. Once again for the kids, and they never put away their own laundry!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Organize those kids!

One more post tonight! I saw this on Pinterest! This is my version in our home. Each kid has a place to write down activities for the week ie: birthday parties, sports, performances, whatever, then a cork board to hang any important papers, invitations, art work (right now report cards are hanging there). And underneath I had my husband very sturdily hang some hooks. One for the back pack and one for the coats. NOW, that being said, I am under no delusion that my children are actually going to hang up their own stuff, but it makes the clean up easier for me!

Happy Birthday

I don't know how I feel about this card. I got the idea, of course, on line. I used Create a Critter and Birthday Bash. Fun kids card and there are so many birthday parties coming up this month. Create a Critter is a cartridge that is so versitile and I use it SO much right now.

New Cards

Well, it was a busy weekend. I got the opportunity to craft with my good friend Jeannie, who owns every cricut cartridge under the sun and has the best ideas for projects and how to put it all together. She even has the new Cricut Imagine. Awesome!

And a trip to OIT to visit my most excellent son Kade who studying Electrical Engineering and kicking butt! So proud of him.

I have struggled with Valentine's projects and cards this year, but I found this cute card on a web cute. And I put this second card together as a thank you for someone dear to me. Hope you like!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cricut card

This is a card I saw in the Cricut Card magazine and loved the way the colors work together. Plus, hello!, I got to use the Cuttlebug. Geez I'm a nerd!

Love birds

I am trying to learn how to use the gypsy. I think I'm getting the hang of it. Last night I learned to weld and flip an image. YIPEE!

These are love birds that I am somehow going to work into a Valentine's card. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the heart is only 2.5 inches, so I'm hoping for a 3X3 card!

Toon Town

My kids are getting older, so we don't spend too much time in Toon Town, but the colors are great and I had fun with this layout!


Take the souveniers that you have from your visit and incorporate them in your layouts. Right outside of this ride you can get a driver's license printed with your child's or your name on it!

Frontier Land

Disney does detail so well. While you wait in line for this ride, you can look around and see so much amazing detail in the rocks and scenery.

Okay, I'm on day 3 and still trying to figure out the layout of my blog. I'm going to post a couple more pics from my Disney scrapbook!