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! :)

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