Thursday, June 30, 2011

MORE---- THURSDAY -Birthday Sundaes


I am so loving this Echo Park paper that I got yesterday. I know, I sound like a commercial. I'll try to peek your interest here. I printed most of it up so you will be seeing quite a bit of it for awhile.  I hope you enjoy this card, as much as I did making it.  This is an A7 card I'm entering it in the Birthday Sundaes challenge (click here), which is themed Stars and Stripes-- I've seen a lot of Red White and Blue lately (Don't get me wrong those are  GREAT COLORS), so I just wanted to mix it up a bit. The stripes on the top star is the only pattern not from the echo park collection.  That is off the Imagine more cartridge.

THURSDAY-- Getting Crickywith K. Andrews

 The beginning of the card
 The two pieces cut from the imagine

I started working on this a few days ago, it is for the getting Cricky with K. Andrews  challenge (click here), but I really didn't know what I wanted to do with it. It is using the gel pens with the Chomas gel pen holders in the cricut. I used Cindy Loo and I made the blue image and that was it, it just sat there for a few days. Well, today my neighbor e-mailed me that his girlfriends father passed away  Tuesday and the funeral is today.  I thought this would make a beautiful sympathy card. I colored in the negative spaces with a blue metallic pen. I printed two pieces of paper from the Imagine cart. one 4" and one 4.2. Using an A2 vintage cream card stock and some ribbon I put it together.  It is interesting what gets the creative juices going.  I had to cut the gel pen image by hand -- Now I know why I love my cricut machines.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WEDNSDAY- EVENING great news Echo Park --

This is really cool!!!!! I downloaded this paper from echo park  it is $1 today only and you can order the elements for another $1  the paper is called playground.. I did not use any of the elements in this card , but the card is for the Peachy keen Challenge (click here)  and Die Cuttin Divas  (click here).  All the paper used is from the download except for the airplane that is from the imagine more cartridge. This is a quick post - I'll be back with more info later.

I'm Back -- Any questions ask I will put them on this post.
One downloads as a png file the other as a jpg. you then print them on any printer and then cut the paper to the size you want. I used Bazzill white card stock to print the purple and I used the INEXPENSIVE Georgia Pacific for the others and it worked fine.
The card is a 5x7

WEDNESDAY-



What makes for a great vacation or road trip, when you have littles?  Anything to keep them occupied and kept interested in learning and making it fun.  That is what I say.
I think flash cards are one of the neatest things for fun and learning. I made these and laminated them, they are the project at the beginning of the book of Sesame street and friends. I loved doing this project and I am entering it into the Monthly Cricut Circle Challenge.  I like that they are laminated that way you can wipe them down if you get sticky fingers on them.
If you are interested all the directions are at the beginning of the book or you can watch my video.

Thanks for stopping by have a great night. I might be back later just to blog around. Love to read your comments.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon- Blog AWARDS






I received all three of these awards from  Amy Here &  Shen.HERE
I received the top one from :  Jessica  HERE Barb Here and Sandy  HERE  
I want to thank all of you so much  for sharing your award s with me and now the RULES -to accept these award s , I must tell you 7 things about myself and then pass it on to 7 people--
1. Green is my favorite color
2. I love to design
3. I am the 4th of 7
4. My mother is the 2nd of 14
5. I love rhubarb
6. I had pizza for lunch today
7.  I really like the new imagine machine



Now - I'm passing these awards on to in no particular order.
Gloria of  girlia
Adrian of  http://byadrian4u.blogspot.com/
Lisa  http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Georgiana   http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Julie K   http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
Sherri K.  http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
 Candace  http://mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com/
Luciana  http://dilsaverdesigns.blogspot.com/
Carri    http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/

I encourage you to go to the blogs above the ones I have received awards from and the ones I am sharing it with they are some awesome designers and you won't be disappointed

TUESDAY- MORNING- cooking with Cricut Challenge

Good morning everyone,
Yesterday I received  my set of three K. Andrew stamps. The very first stamp I saw was " you've got purse-onality"(Click here)  to check out her site

This was really confirmation because the image I was working on was this Hello Kitty  purse, actually luggage bag, this sentiment went perfectly with it.

I was making this for the Cooking with Cricut (CLICK HERE)challenge, today is the last day  for the water melon challenge so I am posting it now. I had so much fun making this with those little water melons-- I think they are 5/8 's of an inch, the bag was cut at 4"
I am also entering it into the bitten by the bug 2.   challenge
Hello Kitty
K. Andrew stamps
cuttlebug,
PTI and recollections



Happy travels today, thanks for stopping in love reading your comments.

Monday, June 27, 2011

MONDAY( PST/TUESDAY(EST)- CCWC #35 CTO Challenge #20

The challenge Theme:  4th of July and to use Red, White & Blue
I haven't used my Hello Kitty cartridge in a long time.  This was really fun  to make with this cartridge, and to make the card for Independence day does my heart good.  The stickers I used are the ones you buy in the manicure area in the drugstore to put on your nails. I thought they were perfect.
 I suggest you go over to Celebrate the Occasion CLICK HERE, check out the other designers work then go back and submit you entry by 11:59 on July 3rd.  Each week you have a chance to win, to be entered into the monthly drawing This month  you have a chance to win a cartridge (not sure which on eye) , Last week we had over 60 entries.

I also entered this into:
MORE THAN FAVORS
FANTABULOUS CRICUT 
SCAPPY MOMS
PENNY'S PAPER CRAFT
PAPER ISSUES

MONDAY

For those of you who missed yesterdays post ...





I thought I'd give you a peek..
I really loved working with these little giraffe images
and thankful that I won them over at Hawaii paper party.
Check back after 9:00 PST I will posting the new Challenge for CTO.
  to see the card in its entirety CLICK HERE
See you later

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday- Morning

Good Morning Everyone,

That Banana bread sure was good.
On to more fun things-- A few weeks ago I won a random drawing over at Hawaii Paper Party, Cely reached 50 followers.  She is fast approaching 100.  Wouldn't it be great if we could help her get there, if you are not a follower I suggest you check her site out, she is very talented and sweet. I've been trying to think what to do with all the stuff I won.  I had to start somewhere, the 10 giraffes already put together looked like a place to begin. I came up with a design, some backgrounds and paper. The block of paper behind the giraffe is an alteration of the original from the imagine more cartridge. I used cuttle bug embossing folder,sparkle gel pen in navy around the edges and bakers twine around the color block
It is an A2 size card,
for the sentiment I used MPS punny-licious stamp set. I call this a joint effort Cely put together 10 of these little giraffes they are 3 inches, aren't they adorable? Here is a link to her site  CLICK HERE. She also threw in this cute peachy keen Uncle same face in the congratulations note.  Thank you Cely it was fun winning over at your blog.




I hope you enjoy  this card  I had fun making this card.  If you happen to see a challenge this will work for this let me know. Thanks for coming by to visit

Saturday, June 25, 2011

SATURDAY-AFTERNOON


It's me again, Clean, everything is ironed I've got two more loads of clothes to wash and the Banana Bread is out of the oven.  I think I will have some of that before I continue on in the art room. I will probably post something later.
I had some requests for the recipe so here it is:

SATURDAY- Morning

Good Morning Everyone,
Here is my agenda for today- sounds like work huh?
I'm de-hoarding and cleaning up my art studio - making banana bread and basically, hanging around  all day, at  7:00pm PST, I will be on U-stream, watching MPS LIVE with KARLEE in their question session.

I will probably hop on my bike somewhere in the day  to work off the banana bread (actually maybe I should do that  before I have some.)
This week has turned out really well, I got the Operation write home cards shipped out and also the Purple freedom cards.  I got a shipment of basic grey paper in.Yeah! - I got some new Ideas to work on.
the pic is of all the purple freedom cards I shipped,  they had to be purple and  they are variations of the first one I made.  These are for the awareness against domestic violence and encouraging the victims to seek help.
I will be checking in,  on and off all day today with all of you.  I uploaded another video yesterday for those who own the imagine you might want to watch it,  for those of you who don't,  you may want one, if you watch it. I love it -the imagine that is, not so much my video, although I think they are informative.

Here is the link CLICK HERE to the post and more links there - if you would like to or consider making some cards I think you might have until the 30th to get them in the mail

See you later.  Hugs to all

Friday, June 24, 2011

More Friday- Frosted designs

B&W and another color
Recipe later---I'm back-- Something came up--


Anyway I saw this challenge yesterday and I had been trying to think what to do for it. I came up with the trifold -Z-card
12x8  AC cardstock-- folded in 1/3rds. From two thirds over to the middle you trim the top part off
I then, cut a piece of white card stock and embossed it using Kassi's brocade cuttlebug folder.
The label was punched three times 2x in purple and once in the white which was  then embossed.
I used the dotted B7W paper from Me and My Big ideas for the middle panel, For the last panel I used the deep purple swirl paper from the DCWV Nantucket stack.
the stamp is inkadinkadoo and the ink is colorbox

If you want to see a video on the tri-fold card
here is a link. CLICK HERE FOR PART 1
CLICK HERE FOR PART 2

FRIDAY- Whoot Whoot- I was Featured


I was pretty thrilled when I went over to Birthday Sundaes yesterday to see that I was featured for this card and I got to grab the badge. I love the Birthday Sundae challenges. Everybody has a birthday and it seems you can never have enough birthday cards.  I'm sending a big Thanks to the folks over at Birthday Sundaes for the honor and also for the chance to have such fun challenges. I'd like to congratulate the other featured designers to: loves to scrap click here, both sides of the paper, my paper love click here, cricut after darkclick here


Also, FOLLOWERS Click on the Michael's  Gift card to the right  and leave a comment for you chance to win $15.00 GC at Michael's just  for being a follower, and for a second chance to win, post it on your side bar linking it back to me.- it is getting close.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

THURSDAY-- My Creative Time -CHALLENGE

For this project it is cricutless. Everything was punched or cut by hand. I really enjoy cutting paper by hand, it is very relaxing and meditative for me. My card stock base is Bazzill  basic white, The other paper is DCWV spring Flower shower stack. That is basically it I used dimensional s to pop up the flowers and the MS around the corner punch set- I think it is called effervescent.
I'm entering this into Emma's MCT challenge.
I hope you enjoy. Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MORE -WEDNESDAY-



A2 size Card --Stock Stack
DCWV-All about boys stack
Blue paper PTI,
white paper Bazzill
Stand & salute Honor cut  @ 1"

Flag cut at 2"-- The STAR that is on  the blue square on the flag - is popped out to f the O and then I used a sakura white gel pen to represent more stars
I cut the blue paper out On the flag one inch square

This is for 3 Challenges:
Cards for men and -                THEME: Star             CLICK HERE
Cricut Cardz challenge             THEME- Red white and blue with a flag    CLICK HERE
Creative Cutter Room             THEME:  God Bless America                 CLICK HERE

After I had photographed the card and entered it into these three challenges I realized that if I had bling brads or buttons I could have entered it into Whimsical Wednesday CLICK HERE
-so I added some stickles,  photographed it again  and that is where it is going right now.

Wednesday- Hoarders and challenges


The other day I happened across a show on TV, while I was putting the OWH cards together. I spent a few hours watching hoarders.  I was fascinated and saddened. They actually call these people SICK
Sensitive, Intelligent, Creative and  I think the K stands for knowledgeable, but don't hold me to that.  I had heard of this show before, but had never watched it one of the episodes was about a man who hoarded rats, of all things. They became like his family after his wife ( age 39) had died of a sudden heart attack, they became his companions and family.  The two that he started with soon became 2,000.  When the neighbors started complaining about rats by his house Authorities came. They treated the man very humanely and they were very concerned with his pet rats. These actually were pets, they were domesticated rats. At the end of the show they had found homes for 500 of the rats so far, which in so doing this, is helping this man through his grieving process.  I highly recommend watching at least one of these episodes-- What did I do ?

Put it this way, it was trash day in our neighborhood that night, I even borrowed my neighbors garbage can.
I have another load for the women's shelter and some for goodwill. It's not like I have a lot of stuff, but I have what I need and for that, I am grateful .  That is why I want to share the card I made today. Have a SUNNY Day
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Getting Cricky with K Andrew CLICK HERE
Celebrate The Occasion-CLICK HERE A project with a Sun
Fatabulous Cricut Challenge #65CLICK HERE -A project with a Sun in it.
BBTB2- CLICK HERETheme use Sunny Days
My Sheri Crafts Theme: summer  CLICK HERE

Thanks for reading my blog.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday - Birthday Sundaes Challenge



This is for Birthday Sundaes, Challenge this week is: Shaped card,
I used DCWV and K& co. papers.
I also used Swiss dots embossing folder and swirls.
This is a great image . I also lined the inside of the card with The DCWV paper( Nantucket )
I love this stack.
I shipped the OWH cards and the Purple Freedom Blog hop cards out today also.
I made 7 for OWH  and 16 for the PFFH,
I think I will just make a point to make cards on a regular basis for these causes and send them out when I have a fair amount.


I hope you like my card for Birthday Sundaes

TUESDAY- Link up Love Party with K. Andrew


*Link Up Party runs from Tuesday 6/21 to Tuesday 6/28. Winners announced 6/29
Here is how it works

AND HERE ARE THE RULES!!

*Grab  K. Andrews blinkie, I don't have one. and post on your blog's sidebar

*Be a follower of her  blog, mine to if you like-- I have a Michael's  $15.00 gift once I reach 400 followers, that is for followers only.


*Create a new blog post that is titled Link Up Love Party with K Andrew.
In your post, you must mention that the link up love party is a way to get to know each other and find new blog inspiration, mention my blog, with a link back to my blog .

*Post your favorite project that you've done in your blog post WITH ONE thing you are grateful for!

*Copy and paste the link up code into your blog post so the Inlinkz will show up on your blog

*Spread the word so everyone can join in!

*You must visit, follow, and comment on the 5 people before you AND the 5 people after you in the Inlinkz. It would be fantastic if you would visit as many as you can--maybe everyone?

If you are one of the first 5 then you will need to blog the ones before you and a few more after--as long as it's a minimum of 10 near you in the link up tool/gadget)

If you do not do the above your link will be deleted, because it's just not fair to those who work so hard linking up and showing love to the ones on the list. I have two moderators who will be checking this out to keep it awesome and fun!
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My favorite project right now is Operation Write Home, which I just did yesterday OWH (here is the link). I spent a lot of time on it , but I am grateful to our troops for their sacrifice, and the time I spent is nothing in comparison to what they are giving up. The project above is one of the 7 cards I did for the challenge over at Kassidy's Inking it up crazy.


Monday, June 20, 2011

MONDAY-OPERATION WE R GRATEFUL CHALLENGE #7


These are the cards I made for Operation Write Home
I will be sending all these cards
out for the troops to use to send messages to their loved ones
This is all part of 7 challenges over on Kassidy's blog inking it up crazyCLICK HERE
They are in order of each challenge (some are actually out of order, but you get the idea)

MONDAY-OPERATION WE R GRATEFUL CHALLENGE #1


These are the cards I made for Operation Write Home
I will be sending all these cards
out for the troops to use to send messages to their loved ones
This is all part of 7 challenges over on Kassidy's blog inking it up crazy
They are in order of each challenge

MONDAY-OPERATION WE R GRATEFUL CHALLENGE #6


These are the cards I made for Operation Write Home
I will be sending all these cards
out for the troops to use to send messages to their loved ones
This is all part of 7 challenges over on Kassidy's blog inking it up crazy
They are in order of each challenge

MONDAY-OPERATION WE R GRATEFUL CHALLENGE #5


These are the cards I made for Operation Write Home
I will be sending all these cards
out for the troops to use to send messages to their loved ones
This is all part of 7 challenges over on Kassidy's blog inking it up crazy
They are in order of each challenge

MONDAY-OPERATION WE R GRATEFUL CHALLENGE #4


These are the cards I made for Operation Write Home
I will be sending all these cards
out for the troops to use to send messages to their loved ones
This is all part of 7 challenges over on Kassidy's blog inking it up crazy
They are in order of each challenge

MONDAY-OPERATION WE R GRATEFUL CHALLENGE #3


These are the cards I made for Operation Write Home
I will be sending all these cards
out for the troops to use to send messages to their loved ones
This is all part of 7 challenges over on Kassidy's blog inking it up crazy
They are in order of each challenge

MONDAY- operation we r grateful challenge #2


These are the cards I made for Operation Write Home
I will be sending all these cards
out for the troops to use to send messages to their loved ones
This is all part of 7 challenges over on Kassidy's blog inking it up crazy
They are in order of each challenge

MONDAY-OPERATION WE R GRATEFUL CHALLENGE #1-7










These are the cards I made for Operation Write Home
I will be sending all these cards
out for the troops to use to send messages to their loved ones
This is all part of 7 challenges over on Kassidy's blog inking it up crazy
They are in order of each challenge

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