Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Day AGAIN! lol

I was picked top 5 over at the Peachy Keen Challenge site. How amazingly lucky am I!

It was for my super star card which I was really happy with so that makes me even happier!

What a great lunch time surprise! lol


Monday, August 30, 2010

New Shelf

SO my lovely father built me a shelf that I "designed" (I don't know that you can really design a bookshelf) so I will just give myself credit for coming up with the right measurements for the shelves. I wanted it to be for my current cartridges but big enough that if and when I get more cartridges it would hold them all. So I got him to build it a big bigger then needed but I figured I could use it to hold some current projects etc. I think he just did the best job! I love it and it's actually really nice to have a place to put my cards, I usually just put them in a bucket!

Anyway thanks dad you did a great job and I find the whole thing very inspirational, I love looking over there mid day as I do my work! :)


Sunday, August 29, 2010

A nice surprise!

Well I had no time to craft this weekend, it was a sort of busy/putter around the house kind of weekend. On a lovely, happy surprise note I made the headlines over at the Paper Players Blog for my "Have a berry nice day" card. There was some really cute projects (which I fully plan on "scraplifting") and so I am thrilled to be choosen as the headliner!

Thanks again ladies of The Paper Players!

On an unrelated note my custon built shelf my lovely dad built for my cricut cartridges is up and running and I keep coming into the den to look at it, lol. So I feel like pictures are in order so I will post those tomorrow just for fun.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Have a berry nice day!

My inspirations for this photo were from two different challenge sites.

I got my colour and theme inspiration from The Paper Players website. It took me a couple of days of just sort of thinking about the picture to come up with what I wanted to do.

I got my layout from the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday. I centered the ribbon and even though you can't see if because the paper is black there are 3 little black glitter dots under the ribbon just like on the sketch ... darn camera! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Featured Stamper

I'm very excited this evening! I got chosen as the featured stamper over at The Color Throwdown. There are so many great projects submitted on this site you should take a look. I can never make it though all the postings but the thumbnails are great too! I've only played a couple of times there and they always have great color challenges (I never seem to have the colours! lol) and beautiful inspiration. Thanks again to all the ladies for featuring my project.


Saturday, August 21, 2010


So there were two challenges today that I actually had colours for so that has been my project for this afternoon.

I really likes the sketch over at Mojo Mondays and so I twisted it a bit but I still think it looks like the original!

I also used the colours from the Colour Throwdown and they worked out really well.

I took a few shots so you could see how the card works. It's sort of an envelope and card in one!

Birthday Wishes

I got a couple of things made this morning during my exciting day off to craft!

This first one is a challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary and I actually had paper with all the colours so I just had to play along!

This next one I wanted to make something that my sister could use and she goes through a lot of notebooks at work so I decided to make her a notebook to fit in with the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog I really like how this turned out and I think she will like it! I've never done a challenge over at there site but there is some great inspiration so you should all play along!

Off to lunch! :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Just moved card

Ok SOOOO this week I was going to actually make the Jitterbug challenge on time, lol! So I made my card tonight so that there was no way I could miss the deadline.

So for this challenge you had to use stripes (my ribbon) and add an animal or two (monkey, bird, bug in my case). I started out and decided to use a tree as my main shape and I was just thinking I will put a bird in the tree as my animal. BUT that got me thinking even more and that got me making a "Just Moved" card and all these little animals were moving into the tree!

I have no one to give this too, lol but I think it turned out cute! I'm just excited that I've had this evening and I have tomorrow during the day to just craft away. YAY!

Oh and as a side note these animals are like 1 inch big and that was a big big mistake on my part! lol

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Christmas in advance!

I was working on this for the challenge over at the Jitterbug site! I was wrong about the deadline and so I missed the challenge but Sherri was kind enough to post it on her site.

You were supposed to do a vehicle ... I think this counts as a vehicle, no? lol

Charlie and Annie

I had some time today to make a layout for the Papertake Weekly Challenge I found the site on one of my clicking adventures, lol, and I was inspired to play along.

I thought their sketch was perfect for a layout, I had to make a little change to accomodate the paper I was using (croped a corner so you could see the bird) but I think it still works and follows the sketch!

I had to use the scraps to make something since they were so cute so I just put together a little birthday card to have on hand.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Super Star

My friend Kelly told me the Peachy Keen Stamps does a challenge so I headed over to check it out this week and was insired by the colours so I decided to play along.

I don't have many stamps but I do have two sets of their face stamps so I decided to try and come up with something creative and use them in a different way!

Fingers Crossed!

Well ladies and gents! If you can imagine there I was fiddling around with the wires around my desk getting it tidied up for the cable guy who is coming to fix my failing modem. I saw that my cricut was plugged into the wrong power supply (a different power cord etc) and so not thinking it would help at all (power is power right! lol) I switched the cords and gave it a whirl and a MIRACLE happened!!! it seemed to fix the issue. I only had time for a quick test cut but it seemed good.

Yay, Yay, Yay!

I never would have thought that using a different power cord would have created the issue.

Keep your fingers crossed that when I craft tonight it's still fixed! ;)


Monday, August 16, 2010

Somebirdy Loves You

Here is my card for this weeks challenge over at the Photo-Synthesis Challenge site. It also fits the challenge over at The Paper Players Site. I sure needed the creative boost of Lesley's design tonight and I took a little creative liberty on the placement of the flowers as a lower accent then the two dots on her sketch. BUT in the end I think it works.

I also worked with Digistamps for this challenge which was neat for me to try. Tiffany over at Tiffany Doodles has some lovely images and I just fell in love with the little bird she made and the saying and used them to make this nice little scene!

I'm still in a mood about my circut but at least this little card turned out cute and lifted my spirits a little for now!


I'm in a state of slight panic ladies and gents. My cricut may be broken ... this is a really bad time for it to be broken since I don't know that a new one would be possibly for me right now.

Has anyone ever had trouble loading the mats (like they don't seem to catch in the roller) and having there cuts be completely off ... like lopsided shapes and circles that don't start and finish in the same place?

*Sigh* Not what I need right now!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Friday Night Girls Craft Night!

So we have had our girls craft night ... it was a blast! All sorts of crafting happening from paper crafts to ceramics and door prizes and goodies. It was a fun night over all. There were 8 of us in the end and it was a great number to be able to chat with everyone and still be sitting to work on your projects.

Here are a few picture:

My GOAL for the night was to make 10 cards trying to use up my scraps only. I only got 8 made but I was really happy with that since there was A LOT of chatting happening. lol

Below are my cards that I got done.


PS There is a great giveaway here at Melissa's site, I think it's still open!

Favorites of the night!

Left Overs :)

I wanted to use up the rest of the little animal paper I had sitting in my drawer so I used it here:

Birthday Wishes Sunflower

Birthday Wishes


Friday, August 6, 2010

Excited ...

Well I never thought I would get more then just a few blog followers ... and now look! Almost 30 ... that makes me super excited. I am going to have to change my goal of 10 followers to 50 I've decided. I don't know if I'll get there but I will be one happy gal if I do!! lol

I relly am enjoying blogging and learning all sort of new tips and tricks from reading everyone elses blogs. The creative people out there never stop amazing me. So talented this world is!

I'm off to a girls craft night tonight that my friend and I have organized and I am going to try and get a bunch of cards done. I'm in a card mood not a scrapbooking mood so hopefully I will actually get some work done and not just sit around and snack and chat! lol


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Life Gives You Lemons

Hello All,

Just a note to tell you about a new challenge site. I am pleased and excitied to say that I am on the design team. You should come out and play along, the colours for this first challenge are amazing! The Photo-Synthesis Challenge

Here is my design team entry!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Day

I did this card up for my sister as a congratulations card. I wanted to work with the vintage challenge at Always Playing With Paper the design at Mojo Monday and the colours at Color Throwdown. Usually I can only make a project to fit one maybe two challenges and yet today when I was blog hoping and enjoying looking at every ones hard work and creativity I found three that I could work with for one card. ]

I'm really loving doing these challenges... I find that since I've started them and starting blogging I am finding myself much more motivated to find time to craft, even if it's only an hour, and to not spend soooo much time on each item. I still take way to long, lol, but I'm getting a lot better and making decent cards in under 1 hour! :)

Happy Birthday Spider Card

I wanted to take part in the Jitterbuggin' Challenge again this week and so I decided to make a card for my friends little girls birthday. It's the next child's birthday I have coming up. It's not until October 31st, Halloween, and she will be turning 2. I think it's kind of cute to play off of Halloween for her birthday but wanted something cute for a little girl too! I think this came out nicely.