Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cricut cartridges on sale!!

If you own a cricut, you will want to check out the great deals on http://papercraftingpro.com/ they have FULL SIZE cartridges on sale for 13.00!!  You can even sign up free for 2 days to get these fantastic prices. If you want to sign up after the 2 day free trial it is only 9.99 a month.  I have been a member for a year now and I have saved so much money on my cartridges.  They ship really fast, I believe I get my order within a week.  Check them out and let me know what you have ordered. :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thank you cards

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  I know I did and I enjoyed getting together with family and carrying on traditions, that is what Christmas is all about.  One of my gifts this year was a new cartridge called 3 Birds on Parade, so I made up a few thank you cards using it.  I hope you like them.

                                 In this last card, I attatched the bird to a homemade action wobble. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Poster for Work

Thursday Santa will be visiting where I work, and I was asked to make the  poster.  Of course I agreed to!
I used Winter Frolic for Santa, Plantin Schoolbook for the font and Trim a tree for the Christmas tree.  I think it came out pretty good.  In the middle we will write that there will be hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Four Legged Friends - Cricut Lite

When I first saw this cartridge I fell in love with the mouse.  I tried to create the background to look like
the inside of a house with the wanes coating on the bottom and wallpaper on the top.  I thought it would make a cute Christmas card with the wording "Not a creature was stirring...not even a mouse."  I hope you like it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter Frolic Scrapbook Layout

I love Winter Frolic's mouse and thought they would make a really cute scrapbook page.  I struggle with pattern paper, but was pleased on how the bottom photo mat turned out to look like a present.

Christmas card 2010

I wanted to use the new Tim Holtz embossing folder with the deer I bought a few months ago - I cut it down to make just a strip.  For the ornament I used Winter Frolic's tag - cut that out at 2 1/4 inches and then layered the white one at 2 inches.  The greeting is from Studio G stamps.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  I am struggling with the white space on the upper left hand corner.  Thank you.

My sister Patti suggested I put 3 brads in the left hand corner.  I think that was the pefect touch.  Thanks Patti.    You can visit her blog at http://pattilynncreations.blogspot.com/ - she has some awesome ideas on there.  I am very blessed to have a sister that shares the paper passion with me and someone I can bounce ideas off of. :)

I entered this card into http://bobunny.blogspot.com/ for their sketch Tuesday challenge.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Snow Friends

Happy Sunday everyone.  I got up early this morning, printed my 60% off coupon (AC Moore) and headed to Micheals.  They had their Christmas cards marked down 50% and I knew I wanted to make something today with the Snow Friends Cartridge, so I bought the Winter card set.  I cut the larger snowman out at 3 inches and the small little guy out at 2 inches.  To simulate snow, I used some lace that I bought at Walmart for $1.00.  This was a quick and easy card to make and I think it came out adorable.  AS FOR THE 60% OFF COUPON....I bought the Scotch tape runner which came with two rolls of adhesive for around 15.00!!  That was my deal of the day :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Scrappin 5 little cupcakes challenge

This card was made for the challenge over on http://scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com/ which is a color

challenge using the colors black and blue plus one other color.  I made my card with the Storybook cartridge and cut the images out at 2 1/2 inches.  Hope you like it.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #50

This card is for http://cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com/ which is to make a Christmas card using the card feature.  I used Hello Kitty cartridge and cut the card at 5 1/4 and once it was folded is the perfect gift card.
Hope you like it.

Craft fair items

Happy Sunday everyone.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Yesterday I spent the day at a local
elementary school craft fair.  I know I posted some of these items before on my blog but these are the finished items that I sold.  The tealight cards were a big hit,  some people bought them for house warming gifts and others for a nice little gift for friends and co workers. I like the idea of being able to make horizontal or vertical.  The cocoa packets were also a big hit for teacher gifts.  Then I made a simple popcorn slider, again for co-workers and/or teachers.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sale on Cricut cartridges!!!!!

If  you have not heard, there is an awesome sale going on at http://www.cricutmachine.com/ where most of the
cartridges - including Create a Critter (my all time favorite) is on sale for 17.95 and the new releases are
under 24.00!!  Time to stock up or buy for Christmas....I just ordered myself Winter Frolic for 17.95..I can't believe it!!  I was doing a happy dance this morning. :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hot Cocoa Holders

Today I worked on items for the craft fair I am going to be in in a few weeks.  I found the instructions for this on http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.blogspot.com/.   I am using images for http://digiscrapkits.com/.  I love the images on that website.
      You cut the base of this holder at 4 x 11 and score at 4 3/4 and at 10".  The mat for the front is cut at 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".   I think these will make great teacher gifts and hope I sell a lot of them :).

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Breast Cancer Cards

This week My Pink Stamper listed 4 people that were fighting the battle with breast cancer and a few of these ladies went through surgery.  Robyn listed their addresses and asked us to flood their mailboxes with
love and support.  We all have a talent with cardmaking and what better way to use this talent to spread support, love and  hope to those going through their own personal struggles.  I hope these cards will make
these ladies smile and let them know they are not alone. 
  My recipe for these cards were create a critter for the lady bug cut at 3 1/4 inches.  The card base is a standard A2 card and I cut off  1 1/4 inch off the front and used Martha Stewarts large edge punch.  The stamp was from Stampin Up! and I thought it was perfect for this card "Life happens, Love helps".  How true that is.
  Hope you like them, and if you want to join in the support of these ladies, you can get the address from My Pink Stampers blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Where's Linda?

I am still alive - working on tealight cards for the upcoming craft fair in November.  I will also be making flower presses - does anyone remember flower presses?  I made my family some 9 years ago and I wood burned the top - I love them, when walking  in the woods, I pick ferns in all sizes and in the Spring I press pansies and buttercups - they make beautiful cards and picture mats.  When I get them done, I will make sure to post a picture of them.  For now, if you want to see what a tealight card is, scroll down, I have one posted.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think!  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge

The challenge on http://mypinkstamper.com/ is to make something to give or send to someone.  I decided to use my Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge and make a cake box.  I threaded ribbon through the top so you can hang it on a tree or branch, fill it with candy.  You can use this idea for Easter, for the Christmas tree - or even make them to help the children count down the days until Christmas...the possibilities are only limited to your imagination.  I love the way it turned out.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge

This week's challenge on http://mypinkstamper.com/ is to create something winter related.  I decided to make a different twist on the tradition Christmas card.  I made a popcorn slider for my card.  I made something similar to this one year for my co-workers, they received my card and an afternoon treat all in one package.  They were a big hit with my co-workers.  I used the Hello Kitty cartridge and cut the kitty at 5 inches, the greeting I made up on my computer and printed out on kraft cardstock.  Hope you like it and please leave a comment, I love them, a little praise goes a long way.  Thank you for looking.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Crafting with Christina

On http://craftingwithcristina.com/ she is having a halloween challenge.  Make a Halloween card without using black AND orange.  You can one or the other but not both.  So I used Hello Kitty and since the base of that image is always black I chose to use white, maroon and a little light pink for the star on the hat and her shirt sleeve.  The card base is more of a mustard color so I felt it was not orange and would go well with the theme.  Hope you like it.

Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes challenge

For the challenge on http://scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com/ we are to make a birthday theme project using one cartridge and use a little bling.  I decided to use the Create a Critter cartridge for this card.  I think that cartridge is such fun and cheerful.  I never used in the inch worm before so I thought I would make him pop out of the magicians hat and have a bunch of ballons.  For the bling, I used some stickels on the hats rim and just a rhinestone on the top of his hat.  Hope you like it.

My Creative Time Challenge

Happy Saturday Everyone!!  I am joining in 4 challenges today.  The first one is for http://mycreativetime.blogspot.com/ , her challenge was to create a shaped card using the color orange.  I don't have a gypsy or design studio but I did have Hello Kitty Greetings!!  I just bought this card a week ago and I am so in  love with it.  Everything is so cute - it makes me smile the whole time I am putting it together.   I cut the base and all the layers at 5 1/2 inches.  Hope you like it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Turned Gypsy Challege

Turned Gypsy's Challege is to create a Christmas card just using the colors red and white.  I made this a standard A2 card, used Cuttlebug embossing folder "swiss dots" for the background and just red poka dot ribbon I purchased from AC Moore to make it look like a present.  I used Stampin Up! scallop oval punch for the greeting.  Hope you like it.

Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge & My Pink Stampers "Spooky" Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!  I was surfing the other day and I am across someone who used the Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge to make a little box to hold gift tags.  I have this cartridge and never really used it, until I saw that idea. (wish I could link you to her blog but honestly cannot remember where or how I stumbles across her). I am entering it into My Pink Stampers challenge this weeks "Spooky" challenge.  Chose to make it more a fall project than a halloween project.  I used the crayon box on page 129 and cut it at "fit to page' which ended up being 8 3/4 inches.  This size fits 3 regular A2 cards and 3 envelopes!  I cut all the cards at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. Decided to make them a theme set and chose the owl from Create A Critter,  cut them all out at 3 inches.  the branch on the front of the box was cut from the Serenade Cartridge, cut at 2 3/4.  The stamp came from Studio G.

The card base is cardstock from Recollections from Micheals.  I punched the corner out with Martha Stewards corner punch which is part of the punch around the page set (leaves).  The stamps came from K&Company.  I love how the "family" acts like a branch for the owl to purch on.

For this card again, I used Recollections cardstock for the base, Martha Stewards corner punches in all 4 corners.  The scallop oval punch is from Stampin Up! and the stamp is from Studio G.  I rounded the corners on the right side of this card to soften it a little.  I love the colors of the background paper to go with the owl, give it a rustic outdoorsy feel.

This is the final card for the set.  Since this owl has a very busy pattern to him, I decided to keep the backgrounds very simple.  I used adhesive cardstock on the bottom and punched with Martha Stewarts punch, keeping with the theme.  Added some ribbon I bought at AC Moore and another Studio G stamp and it is done. 

here is a picture of the whole set.

And they all fit into this crayon box perfectly.  You still have room in there for 3 A2 envelopes or some more cards.  I hope you like this project - I love it. :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday Challenge #13

This weeks challenge on Made by Momo's blog was to use the colors green, orange and yellow along with some stitching.  People that know me, know that I do not sew, I don't even own a needle and thread, so thanks goodness for the white gel pen!!  I can stitch with that all day long :) .  I made this card using Give a hoot for the mallard - cut at 2 1/2 inches.  The brown square was embossed using Forest Branches cuttlebug folder.  The orange card base was bazzill, the rest of the card was using my scrap pieces.  I like how this card came out - I think it is a great masculine thank you card.  Hope you like it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Creative Scraps Sunday Challenge

The challenge today for Creative Scraps Sunday Challenge was to create a Halloween/fall project using Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge and you had to include ribbon.  This challenge was a struggle for me, because I really do not like Halloween - love fall, but not a fan of Halloween.  But there are so many cute
characters on Paper Doll Dress Up I thought I could do something cute.  I used ribbon on Vampira's staff. The iron gate came from Straight from the nest, cut at 4 1/2 inches "fit to length" on my expression.  Everything else was with the Paper Doll Dress Up.
I hope you like it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Challenge #98

This weeks challenge on My Creative Time blog is to create a card without using your cricut or any other
machine.  I pulled out my Scrap Pad to Go from K&Company for  the paper and cut outs.  "Happy Birthday" is from Stampin Up!  "Well Scripted" stamp set.   I made the dragon fly myself with a very thin wire.  I love making them - they are so delicate looking.  Hope you like it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Pink Stampers 5 Million Celebration!

My Pink Stamper had 5 million visitors to her blog and she decided to hold a day full of fun, giveaways and challenges.  One of the challenges was to create a card with a bird on it.  I decided to make this easel card cut at 4 1/2 x 12, scored at 3" and at 6".  I cut the chicken and egg at 4 inches using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  The nest and eggs were cut at 3 inches using Straight from the Nest.  I hope you like it - I think it is super cute!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tea-light Card

        Today I am thinking of Christmas and the craft fair I have coming up in November.  I found a template for this tea light card from http://scrappeskreppe.blogspot.com/ and I fell in love with it.  It took a few tries to convert cm into inches but I got it to work.  I used craft cardstock and cut it 6 x 12 then you score at 3/8", 1 1/4",  2 3/4", 3 5/8" then you turn your cardstock around and score at 3 1/2 inches.  To make the opening so you can see the tealights I left and inch on top and bottom and cut in 1/4" on each side. (this will be the 2 3/4 portion of the card, which forms the top of the tea light holder).  I tied a ribbon around the tealights so they will not slide out.  I used some ribbon I bought from AC Moore, but was thinking since I was doing a vintage card, I could have used stips of material to make it feel more "old world".  I hope you like it, I think I will be making more to hand out to my co-workers for my Christmas cards - they will get a card and a gift all in one.  Love that it!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Made by Momo's Tues. Challenge #12

This week Made by Momo has a challenge to make a "just because" card and mail it out to someone.  I decided to make this cute little chicken in a nest.  I cut everything from create a critter cricut cartridge.  The shell and chick were cut at 3 1/2 and the nest was cut at 2 inches.  "Thinking of you" stamp came from K&Company.  This is my first entry into a challenge, I hope you like it. 

Digi Scrap card

Here is another card made from the Digi Scrap kit.  Again the craft cardstock is 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at
5 1/2 inches.  I drew some stitching around the card and kept it very simple.

Digi Scrap card #2

Here is a card that I made with the Digi Scrap kits.  The card is cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.    I used the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder as the background and just matted it with some blue cardstock and mounted everything on craft cardstock (my favorite).

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Digi Scraps

I am so excited. I have found this awesome website called digi scraps. If you like high resolution country clip art that is just adorable, check them out. I will be making a few cards with the clip art that I purchased and will be posting them in the next few days. The prices are SO reasonable too. If you want to check them out, just click on the Digi Scrap button on the right side of my page and it will take you to their website.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Here is a fall card I created with Create a Critter. The pumpkins were cut out at 3 ", 2 1/2 inches and the small one was at 2 inches. The little spider was cut at 2 inches and it was from Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I used Martha Stewart's leaf punch on the corners.

Here is my first attempt at Christmas cards for this year. I found this Santa I had printed years ago. I can't remember where I got the image from, but thought I would try it on a card. I LOVE it!! I wish I had more of him to make some more cards.

Happy Sunday everyone!

It sure has been a busy one for me so far. With the cooler weather, I get into the cooking mode, love to make the house smell good with homemade goodies. Right now I have homemade bread rising and a roast in the oven - YUM.

Wanted to share with you a few cards I have made since my last posting. I am currently working on some Christmas cards. I found some beautiful Old world Santa's on my computer I have totally forgotten about. I will post them soon.

Thank you for visiting me - hope you come back soon.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Vintage Layout

This layout is of my grandmother. She was the best grandmother!! We spent most holidays at her house, she was a great cook and LOVED her family. This picture is the day of her wedding, so I added a satin ribbon and attatched initial brads to give this a vintage feel. I made the saying a card, so I could write my memories and keep them private.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

One of my favorite scrapbook pages

I made this page after taking my great nephew to the apple orchard for the very first time. Mike and I bought him new overalls and work shirt to go with the day. We had so much fun, we rode the hay wagons, ate fresh apples and Tyler picked out his very own pumpkin. I cut the leaves out with my cuttlebug and wrote down the highlights of the day on them. I picked up the ribbon from A.C. Moore.

My First submission to a Design Team!

I just read that My Pink Stamper is looking for new people for her design team. I love her stamps and have so many ideas for them if I am chosen.

Stampin Up! Year End Sale Event!

This is the time of year to save on your favorite stamp sets, framelits and bundles, with Stampin Up's year end sale event.  Here is a l...