Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hugs & Kisses

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday :) I am so sorry it's been so long since I last posted, things have been crazy around here with work and with getting ready for Christmas. I do have a cute little Christmas card to share with you today so I'll get right to it.






As most of you know, I am lucky enough to be a member of the Joy's Life Stamps DT. Our DT challenge this week was to create a family themed card. Since my wonderful husband and I have not been blessed with children yet (except for our three fur babies :) ), he is my family, so I thought this adorable image from SVG Cuts would fit perfectly with the challenge. I cut the image (it's from the Kate's Silhouettes set from svg cuts) out using my Silhouette. I ran her dress through my cuttlebug using my polka dots embossing folder, put everything together, added some stickles to the mistletoe, and added some doodling with my white gel pen. The bow on her dress was made using some fun Baker's Twine sent in a DT package from the wonderful Joy herself :) Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. I added some pearls, a ribbon, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The adorable sentiment is from Joy's Wintery Puns Stamp Set. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. I'll be back soon with another holiday project for you. Have a wonderful day :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm Still Here!!! :)

Hi everyone,

Wow, I'm so sorry it's been over a week since I last posted! I've been so swamped getting ready for Christmas and then this past weekend, I wasn't feeling too hot with sinus stuff and a sore throat. I'm still not feeling the greatest, but things have been so crazy busy at work, I can't call in sick, I must stick it out :) Anyway, I just wanted to check in with you all and let you know that I'm still here and I will definitely have some projects to share this week. Thanks for your patience with me :) Have a wonderful day! Big Hugs!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Treats - Joy's Life Stamps Holiday Blog Hop



Hi everyone and Happy Friday!!! :) I don't know about you all, but I am SO happy it is Friday :) It's been the craziest week ever, but thankfully, I survived and I'm very much looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend. Hubby and I plan to finish getting our house decorated for Christmas, then hopefully we'll get to spend some quiet time getting caught up on our DVR recordings and hopefully a movie or two :) Anyway, thanks so much for joining me today. We have a super fun Holiday blog hop going on today, it's the Joy's Life Stamps Holiday Blog Hop!!! I have quite a few pictures of my project today so I'll quit chit chatting and get right to it :)





For my card today, I decided to use a non-traditional pink and pair it with more traditional colors (like red and green) to create a fun and colorful card. The adorable girl is from Lettering Delights (Holiday Shoppers Cut It Set). I LOVE Lettering Delights! This is my first time using one of their patterns and I am in love! Once you get the cut downloaded and opened in SCAL, you can see each layer, in a different color, making it so easy to see what you want to cut and what color you want to cut it in. I cut everything out using my wonderful Silhouette, then put everything together. I next created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. For some finishing touches, I added Prima flowers and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and a cute bow from Michael's.



This adorable sentiment is from Joy's Life Stamps (Wintery Puns Set).

Here's a close up of the twine I used:



The red and green twine was sent by Joy, Miss Joy's Life herself in a sweet DT package she sent me. The pink twine was from Scrappy Moms Stamps. Such a fun addition to the card! :) What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. Your next stop on the Hop is Jennie's Blog HERE. If you get lost along the way, just go back to the beginning to Joy's blog HERE. Here is a complete list for the Hop:

Joy
Amanda
Anne
Annette
Christine (Me)
Jennie
Maria
Martha
Melisa
Susie
Tracy


Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend! :)


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What's the Buzz?

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! :) I'm so sorry I've been gone so long from the blogging world. I was so busy last week with work and getting ready for the Holidays that I didn't have any time at all to get into the craft room. Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving (for those here in the US)? We sure did, we always go up to my sister's (who lives very close so it's only about an hour drive) and my family meets there. We always eat awesome food (and way too much of it) :) Hubby and I also did some Black Friday shopping, but aside from Target and Michael's, I wasn't too impressed with the sales this year. Aside from that, I've been busy keeping up with everything going on at work and trying to get ready for Christmas. It really did me good to get back into the craft room last night and I'm excited to share my project with you today :)




As you know if you've been reading my blog lately, I was lucky enough to be asked to join the Joy's Life Stamps Design Team. Every other week, I am joined by several of the ladies from the fabulous DT for a challenge. Our challenge this week was to make a "boy" themed project. This was definitely a challenge for me! I love making girly projects and pink is my favorite color. I always struggle with boy themed projects, but I'm actually really happy with how my project turned out :) This adorable image is from My Scrap Chick (the Take Flight pattern set). I cut the image out using my Silhouette, did some inking around my image with SU Chocolate Chip ink, and then put everything together. The face stamp is from Peachy Keen Stamps. I also did some doodling with my white gel pen. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. The corners were made using a SU punch. The adorable sentiment is of course from Joy's Life Stamps (You're So Punny set). What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. Make sure to stop by on Friday and join us for the Joy's Life Holiday Blog Hop. Have a wonderful day!




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Two Cards to Share

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! :) Today I get to share two cards with you. This is my first post as a DT member for Joy's Life Stamps and I'm so excited. Let's get right to it.



I decided to make two cards today to showcase some of Joy's awesome stamps. Here is my first card:




For this card, I used my Playtime Cricut Cartridge (love this cartridge) to cut out the girl with her dog. I used my Gypsy to hide her face. The face was made using a face stamp from the Wide Eyed Kids Assortment set from Peachy Keen Stamps. I did some doodling with my white gel pen, then put my card together using SU cardstock and DP from DCWV. I added a bow, a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts, and pearls for some finishing touches. The adorable sentiment is from Joy's Lots of Pun Stamp Set. What do you think?

Onto my second card:




For my second card, I also used the Playtime cricut cartridge to cut out the little girl. The cute ice cream cone was cut out using the Simply Charmed cartridge. The face was made using the Princess Face Assortment set from Peachy Keen Stamps. My DP is from DCWV. I added dew drops, pearls, a bow and ribbon, and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. My sentiment is from Joy's Yummy Puns Stamp Set. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Wishes - My First Christmas Card of the Season

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! Wow, what a crazy week so far and it's only Tuesday! :) I did manage to get a quick card made last night, my first Christmas card of the season.






For my card, I used this adorable cut from the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge (probably my favorite winter/Christmas cartridge). I cut the image out at 4 inches (I designed everything in my Gypsy). I hid her face in my Gypsy and used a Peachy Keen face stamp (from the Princess Face Assortment set). I ran her coat through my Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder, and then put everything together. I did some doodling with my white gel pen. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV (loved the nontraditional colors). I added some pearls, a bow, snowflakes (these are from Me and My Big Ideas, I got them at Michael's and have been hoarding them :) ), and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches. I usually stamped my sentiment on the outside, but the paper was too pretty to cover up so this time I stamped it on the inside. My sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. Make sure to stop by tomorrow to see my first post as a member of the Joy's Life Stamps DT. Have a great day :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just For You

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! :) I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start :) I have a fun card to share with you today so I'll get right to it.




Isn't this image adorable?!?! It's from My Scrap Chick and is designed by Christy Croll (Tiddlyinks). I just love her new patterns. I cut the image out using my Silhouette, put everything together, and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. The face is from Peachy Keen Stamps (Princess Face Assortment). I next created my card base out of SU cardstock. I added some pearls, a bow, dew drops, and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches. The sentiment is from Studio G (I got it at Michael's). What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I should have lots of fun projects to share with you this week including my very first project as a Design Team Member for Joy's Life Stamps. I'm so excited! :) Thanks so much as always for stopping by and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Driving By

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! :) Hope you are all having a fabulous week so far. Mine is fine, but crazy as usual so I'll get right to my card for today.




I just love this cute little image from My Scrap Chick. I cut her out using my Silhouette, put everything together, and did some doodling with my white gel pen. The face is from Peachy Keen Stamps, Princess Face Assortment. The pretty shape of the pink DP was cut using my Elegant Edges cricut cartridge. My cardstock is from SU. I added some pearls, a bow, and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches. The sentiment is from SU. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day:)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :) I'm so sorry it's been so long since I posted. I have been so crazy busy around here. For those of you that follow me on Facebook, you may already know this, but at the end of last week, I rescued the sweetest, friendliest, most loving stray cat I've ever seen. He was abandoned outside of the courthouse where I work. I took him to the vet and now he's home with us and he's just the sweetest thing ever. I've been so busy taking care of him (he was sick) and running around like crazy at work that I haven't had much time to craft. Luckily I was able to get into the craft room last night and I have a fun birthday card to share with you today.




The adorable turtle is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (the Party Animal set). I cut the image out using my Silhouette, put all the pieces together, and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. I used an adorable Peachy Keen face stamp for his sweet face (the Wide Eyed Kids Assortment stamp set). Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. The DP is from MME. The sentiment is from Studio G (from the $1 bin at Michael's). I added some pearls for finishing touches. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Halloweenie

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday :) Whew, it has been a crazy week and I'm feeling just a tad run down. I'm looking forward to the weekend and some rest :) I have another super fun Halloween card to share with you today so I'll get right to it.



My card today uses this adorable witch and cauldron from the "Brewing Up Trouble" pattern set at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (LSHD). I love this cute little witch, she is too cute! :) I cut the image out using my Silhouette, put all my pieces together, and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. I added a Peachy Keen face stamp (from the Princess Face Assortment set) for her face. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. I added some rhinestones and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches. The super cute sentiment is from My Creative Time. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday :) I have to make this super quick today so I'll get right to my card :)




For my card today, I decided to make a Thanksgiving card (I usually don't do too many of these, but I wanted to change that this year :) ). I decided to use this cute little pilgrim from the Paper Doll Dress Up cricut cartridge. I cut the doll out, did some doodling around all the pieces, and then added that adorable face stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps (this one is from the Princess Face Assortment set). I then created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. The cute sentiment is from Studio G (I got it at Wal-Mart). I added a bow and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts as well as swirls (punched out with an EK Success punch) and pearls. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. See you back here tomorrow :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spooky Halloween

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a great week. I have a super simple and fun Halloween card to share with you today so I'll get right to it.




For my card today, I decided to cut out this adorable "bat kitty" from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. The fancy circle was cut out using Elegant Edges. I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. I mounted the fancy circle and the cat to the card base using dimensionals. I added a ribbon and bow, three pearls, and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches. The super cute sentiment is from Studio G (I got it at Wal-Mart for $1.00). What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with a fun Thanksgiving card.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Batty Over You

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I had a bit of a cold over the weekend, but was still able to have a few friends over on Saturday night for some fun and then yesterday, I took it easy and rested. Today I have to give a presentation for work and then I have a crazy week of court the rest of the week so I have a lot of prep work to do. I'll keep this short and sweet and get right to my card :)




I decided to make a fun Halloween Cricut card for today's post using the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge and this adorable little bat :) I cut the image out using my Cricut, did some doodling with my white gel pen, and then put everything together. I next created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. I added a cute little black bow and then my sentiment, which is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Pumpkin Bear and Sweet Kittens

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! :) I hope you are all having a wonderful week. It's been crazy busy for me trying to catch up with everything after being gone a week, but I'm hanging in there :) I have two cards to share with you today so I'll get right to it :)




For my first card today, I decided to use this adorable little pumpkin bear from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (LSHD). This particular pattern is called "Baby's First Halloween", but for my card, I just left out the cute little pacifier (it's really cute, but just didn't fit with the theme of my card). I cut everything out using SCAL 3.0 and my Silhouette, then shaded around everything using chalk ink. I did some doodling with my white gel pen, then put everything together. The face is from Peachy Keen Stamps (tear bear face parts stamp set). Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. For some finishing touches, I added some swirls in the corners, which I cut out using an EK Success punch, a bow, and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. The cute sentiment is from My Creative Time. What do you think?




For my second card today, I decided to use these two adorable cats from My Scrap Chick (Chubby Little Cats pattern set). I cut both kittens out using my Silhouette, put everything together, and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. I created my card base out of SU cardstock and my DP is from DCWV. I added a bow and rose from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. This card is for my sweet friend Pati, who took such good care of our two kitten fur babies while we were on vacation last week. Thanks Pati!

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoyed my cards. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Don't forget to stop by this Saturday, October 22nd, for a LSHD Halloween Blog Hop. Have a wonderful day! :)

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