Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Hi everyone,
Just a quick post to say hi!! and to remind you of the CTO blog hop this SATURDAY JUNE 4th  all day. Make sure you check out all the blogs each one has blog candy. I will do my drawing on June 7th around 6:00 pm . You have up until I draw to leave a comment. Hope to see you there.

Have a great night.

Monday, May 30, 2011


It is another week for Team #2 over here at Celebrate the Occasion, my favorite. The theme this week is school is out and it must have an apple. I used 2 cartridges for this one. Locker talk for the board the small apple and the lettering in the front. For the apple on the left I used preserves. I used recollections paper and cuttle bug embossing folder for the background lettering  AC card stock for the black. My card stock for the card Non other than my favorite PTI and I have one sheet left you all know what that means ( time to order) The sentiment is from my computer and then matted on the patterned paper.
If you feel like a  good challenge check out the other designers and put together a project and link it up for a chance to win................the monthly prize
To go to Celebrate the Occasion


I finished the Grillin part of the Grillin' and Chillin' Blog hop,  and today I get to post my entry. Get on over to bugbites if you would like to enter and play along it is a lot of fun and there are a lot of amazing crafters/designers out there. This is my entry the patterned papers are from DCWV.  The images are cut from From My Kitchen. This was fun and easy and I really like it. I waited to post this until today and  am I glad I did.
I was looking through my cricut books last night and I realized I forgot the bug.This morning I got up and made the little guy This was the gingham I was going to use for my original idea, but my ideas change frequently as I  am processing the final design. Have a great memorial day.
5x7 card stock
the Bee is from Kate's ABC's
the bug is fom simply charmed
The cow and the BBQ are from my kithen
the papers are from DCWV
The sentiment is off my computer.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

SUNDAY- Another Challenge

This worked out perfectly for me. We just found out a couple of weeks ago, one of our friends is retiring. This weeks challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion is themed "Retirement"  I needed this card  by this coming Tuesday so now it is finished.
This is the first I've used this cartridge Wrap it Up, and I really like it. It has a lot of  unique and useful images I may just be using it quite a bit. I hope you enjoy it, like I hope our friend will enjoy his retirement. Thanks for stopping by see you next time.


Hi everyone, It is getting to be time to have a Give-Away. Next weekend I am in two blog hops, so there will be more give-aways, then.
Hope you will consider joining in them with me and all the other creative folks out there. More details later in the week on the hops. For now I want to thank my followers old and new, by having this give-away just for you.
I really appreciate you being a follower. I love when you come to visit and I love when you leave comments.
Please leave a comment at this post for a chance to win. You must be a follower  for this Give-Away

Happy Sunday and Happy Memorial day weekend.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I designed this for the MAG challenge the theme is to use the nifty fifties cartridge, This is becoming  one of my favorites.
This is a square card. I used stickles for the diamond s on the leash  and the card stock is PTI and the patterned paper is form an old stack DCWV. This was really a fun project to do.

Friday, May 27, 2011

MORE---- MORE------FRIDAY- Birthday Sundays Challenge

This is for  Birthday Sundaes challenge the theme Pearls and lace. I'm thinking Hawaii right now. We are just not getting any summer weather here. I like the muted colors and I always like orange and brown together.
The patterned paper is from Me and my big ideas. The lace, I have had for years, it is probably some vintage stuff I should have never cut, but the color worked, and it has been in my sewing area for ever. I made the flower out of punches. Inkadinkadoo for the stamps, Stazon timber brown ink  and Call it a card
Oh yes, kraft paper from paper company for the A2 card stock. Have a great evening.

MORE --------FRIDAY----CAC & MPS stamp set punnylicious

I absolutely love this one. I think this little lamb is so cute. The color is super and I love the little pink bows.
 I need to get some thank EWE cards out so I think I make do a few of these.
I'm getting close to the finally here.
Recipe: A2 PTI white -- I'm running out of this one quick
Recollections animal print
Black: AC card stock
Pattern paper: Me & my Big ideas
MPS stamps punny-licious
Versafine ink


Have a great day and always remember the sacrifices that our 

Veterans made.  They  gave up their tomorrows so you may have your todays

Thursday, May 26, 2011

MORE---- THURSDAY- Cricut 360

Good Afternoon everyone,
I've had this idea ever since I saw the DT challenge opening for Cricut 360. I'm so glad Sonia gave us enough time for this. It gave me the opportunity  to finish up some other projects that were demanding my time. I have had this done for about a week and a half I just had too many other posts that needed to go up and I did not want to overwhelm anyone.  Especially myself.

So here is the recipe.
This is a 5x7 card Papertrey Inc. card stock
The background paper for the wall is K& Co. Brenda Walton Specialty paper
The little images are past posts that I have made for specific challenges and the the one in the bottom right hand corner is part of my pagoda series that you can view on You tube CLICK HERE for PART 1
The frames are from the Cindy Loo cartridge,

The cricut character is from: Cricut Decals (This was a preloaded cartridge that came with the CE2). Cricut head is cut out three times in black (AC card stock ) .  The type was printed on the computer and pasted on  Then, just to add a little whimsy I added the googly eyes.

I had so much fun making this card, and if you would like to see each individual picture they are on my posts, here are the links to each of them.

Top left
Top right
Bottom left
Lower right

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I love to read your comments, have a blessed day.

THURSDAY-- Creat-a-Critter with MPS stamp set punny-licious

These critters just keep coming-- not to worry I only have a few more stamps left to use. This is so fun, to use a set of stamps, completely. I will try to do this with every set. I'm not saying I will, I will just try. It is a good way to make use of the purchase by having a goal for them. Hope you enjoy I will see you later. I have another posting I will be doing.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hi again told you I would be back. I just finished making all the gratitude journals. I think I improve my stamping skills a little bit. I did stamp 60 small Pk faces and then another 12 large ones. I think they all came out pretty good you can see for yourself. I also did a video showing what I used.

WEDNESDAY- morning

Good Morning everyone,
Here is another installment on the Create-a critter cartridge and MPS stamp set punny-licious.
I will be done with this series before you know it. Later I will post the finished gratitude journals that I will be shipping out on Friday. This is a squirrel, but I think it looks kind of like a skunk.

If you have been following the series you know the recipe:
Just in case here is the reminder
A2 card PTI cardstock
Me & my Big ideas color basics background
MPS stamps punny licious
Versafine archival ink: onyx black
Images from CAC
and paper used for image is the animal print Recollection

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More--TUESDAY Gratitude journal- Drawing ended at 6:00 pm.

This may sound kind of silly to some of you and I usually do not change my mind --mid stream, how I am going to do things, but because there were so few of you (12); I decided instead of doing a random drawing I would  send each of you the gratitude journal.
I love making them and I am grateful that there is a desire to want to have one and hopefully be inspired by writing in it. Once you get the journal if you have any questions about it please feel free to E-mail me. You might like to make your own.
Please send me your snail mail by e-mail so I can get your journal in the mail by Friday.

TUESDAY- random drawing

Good morning everyone,

I will be doing the random drawing for the gratitude journals later today. You still have time to leave a comment. Click on the journal to the right for  your entry.
It will probably be 8:00 pm PST. I have a long day today

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday--- winner ---- RSD blog Hop

 I want to thank all of you who stopped by to be part of the RSD awareness blog hop:

The winner of the RSD blog hop is:

Michelle said
I'm stopping by your blog today for the RSD awareness hop. I'm a also a new follower of your blog. Very cool awareness card that you made... thank you for taking part of this hop. Thanks for sharing. Michelle

MONDAY- AGAIN - Another no legged friend from my Four Legged Friend w MPS stamp set punny -licious and the begining of the Creata- critter sereis

This looks like the last card in this series from the Four legged Friend with My Pink Stamper stamp set Punny-licious.  My goal is to use every stamp in the set so I will now move on to the Create-a Critter cartridge to finish using the stamps, which they were originally designed to accompany.  Here is the first card from that series Create a Critter and MPS stamp set punny-licious. I have 10 more stamps to use, so keep watching for the next ten  cards. The sentiment on this card goes to everyone.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

HAPPY SUNDAY -------- Four Legged Friends and MPS stamp set series

Good morning  Everyone,
This is my NO legged friend from my Four Legged Friends  cartridge with My Pink Stamper stamp set Punny Licious.
I thought what better day to show a snake than on Sunday as a reminder-- of the story of Adam & Eve in the garden of Eden. This one probably lied to get on the 4 legged friend cartridge and said it had four legs.
It is actually a pretty good looking snake. It reminds me of when my nephew had one and my sister was looking all over the house for it, because it got out of its aquarium , it ended up, wrapped around the top of the washing machine

Whoooo loves you--- not the snake.  Remember they lie. Anyway, I hope you are still enjoying this series and not getting sick of it. I am just loving doing it. I love these papers and the images are great, and the stamps make my pitiful stamping skills look like I know what I'm doing-- Thank you Robyn, for the stamps you make..

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Happy Saturday morning everyone,
Here is another installment of four legged friends along with My Pink stamper stamp set punny-licious.

I just love how this one came.
I did it again this week I made a card and forgot to link it up to the challenge-- What am I going to do with myself---
Hope you all have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Friday, May 20, 2011

FRIDAY ---RSD--- awareness---- BLOG HOP?????? and candy

This is  a post  Just to have you be aware-- If you know anything about RSD -- please share, The Theme Angel flame or both. This is part of a blog hop I was asked to be in-I'm still waiting for the links and the rest of the info
As info and links come in I will post:

RSD--- You tube video

More info just in 2:24
rsd /crps doesnt own me

 3 2:40 (Got this info from Michelles post)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects the skin, muscles, joints and bones. The syndrome usually develops in an injured limb, such as a broken leg (e.g., ankle fracture, or following surgery. However, many cases of RSD involve only a minor injury, such as a sprain (e.g., ankle sprain). And in some cases, no precipitating event can be identified.  ----
RSD/CRPS is characterized by various degrees of burning pain, excessive sweating, swelling, and sensitivity to touch. Pain may begin in one area or limb and then spread to other limbs. In some cases, symptoms of RSD/CRPS diminish for a period of time and then reappear with a new injury.
Type 1—without nerve injury
Type 2 (formerly called causalgia)—with nerve injury
Both types of RSD/CRPS share the same signs and symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of RSD/CRPS

The symptoms of RSD/CRPS often progress in three stages—acute, dystrophic and atrophic.
The acute stage occurs during the first 1–3 months and may include
1. burning pain---
2. swelling
3. increased sensitivity to touch
4. increased hair and nail growth in the affected region
5. joint pain
6. color and temperature changes
The dystrophic stage may involve constant pain and swelling. The affected limb may feel cool to the touch and appear bluish in color. Muscle stiffness, wasting of the muscles (atrophy) and early bone loss (osteoporosis) also may occur. This stage usually develops 3–6 months after onset of the disorder.

During the atrophic stage, the skin becomes cool and shiny, increased muscle stiffness and weakness occur, and symptoms may spread to another limb.
Characteristic signs and symptoms of sympathetic nervous system involvement include the following:
1. Burning pain
2. Extreme sensitivity to touch--
3. Skin color changes (red or bluish)
4. Skin temperature changes (hot or cold)
Pain caused by RSD/CRPS usually in not proportionate to the degree of injury. It can be triggered by disuse of the affected limb or by stress and can be spontaneous or constant.
Symptoms associated with an immune reaction include:
1. Joint pain
2. Redness
3. Swelling (edema)
4. Frequent infections

                                Please leave a comment I will be doing a random drawing for this:
                                  2 rolls of general purpose ATG Refill tape on May 23@ noon

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I hope you are all having a great day. I have a couple more challenges to enter this week and then I will finish up on the 1 month gratitude journals. I am also going to throw in some home made dimensional s  for that give away. I made this is for two challenges
and in the process It made me think of my father who is no longer with us. He use to love to dance. So I made this card for him(and the challenge) Happy fathers Dad 

Getting Cricky with K.Andrews   --- Theme: Retro father or dad card
Fantabulous Cricut challenge   Theme: use a triangle and a rectangle.

This is a 5x7 card
Ac cardstock
Core' dinations
The tie is really cool up close, it is cut out of foil paper


Good Morning,

The clouds in the sky were so beautiful yesterday, I  loved being outside. I was lucky to get to the gym also.
I think today I need to tackle the monster that is growing in my art studio. Yes I have been so busy designing that I have not been on top of getting things organized.  This is out of character. 
I'm trying to bond with the CE2 and it is not happening.  I'm using it, but I'm also still using the expression, because I can use it a lot faster. I've actually got them both going at the same time while I'm working on the gypsy.
I have enough  designs to post for the rest of the week.

Does any one know where to get the scrap and tote and the best price on it?????

I'm also entering this in the Birthday Sundaes challenge  the theme is to use 3 CIRCLES
 I call it the leaning tower of cake card. I really didn't want it leaning that far , but those home made dimensional s are really sticky, I don't mind it that far over. The Happy birthday comes from
 The Hello Kitty greetings cartridge. I don't use that one to often. I remember when I first got it. I could not wait to get it and then I made a few cards and that was it.

 I love the smile on this cakes face-- definately a happy birthday cake hope you enjoy.
See you later or tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WEDNESDAY- 3 awards Thank you so much

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by.  I received this cute blog award last week, from Gloria of http://girliascards.blogspot.com/ and I am very honored because she was my first follower and is still here and following my blog, I also received it from Tisha over at  http://tishascraftcove.blogspot.com/. , Nita  at http://niftynitanotes.blogspot.com/ .
and Cindy Lou at http://scrappinc.blogspot.com/

And then from Sandy over at http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/2011/05/i-have-been-nominated-for-versatile.html   
I received the versatile blogger award
Then on Monday while I as trying to get this post out  I received the BFB award from Anne over at http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.com
Thank you Anne

Thank you all so much  for thinking of me and sharing these wonderful awards

I couldn't post it until now because of blogger being down and getting caught up from my time away.

The Stipulations for this award is to share 5 Cricut Related things about yourself  (This is in honor of Cricut's 5th Anniversary).  I am to share this with 10 others that are creative.  Thanks again Gloria.  You are awesome and have shared some amazing work on your blog.  Please stop by  and see Glorias blog as well as the following recipients.

These are blogs that I visit frequently, so I am going to share in my good fortune these awards also.
I hope you will visit them and find them as much fun as I do.

Onto the 5 Cricut Related  things about myself:

 1.My first cricut was the baby bug. It is still the baby of the family

2.The new arrival of the expression came about six months later, that was a surprise, but with the addition of tags bags boxes and more I just could not do with out adopting the expression. The boxes just came out too small with the baby bug.

3. About a year ago (a year and a half after the expression came), it seemed time for another addition. The gypsy was then added as a sibling. The other two feel a little left out the gypsy goes with me almost everywhere

4. There is no bickering amongst any of them right now they can all use each others cartridges. Which seems to be in excess of 100

5.The  Big brother arrived last week  C- E2, Haven't even named him yet  nor have we bonded.  They are all wondering when the imagine will appear on the scene.

The Awards go to.... You are all  Super!!!!!

If I follow you and I leave comments on your blog then you must know
you deserve the award . Please take it and let me know, and then please post that you got it from me. I can not pick and choose there so many good blogs out there.

Thank you so much Diana

WEDNESDAY- MAG challenge

Today is the last day to enter the MAG challenge-- Thanks to the Designers for having this challenge. I love the idea - One page challenge- It gave me an excuse to use this cart that has been in the background for awhile
this is an A2 card
My MInds Eye
foam tape.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MORE TUESDAY-- another challenge and A GIVE AWAY

This is an entry for Peachy keen stamps- I would love to win any of their stamps This month they have a special 10% off 25 or more,   until the end of the month their shipping is only 99 cents.
This challenge is to use peachy keen faces to organize.
I'm using the PK-490 Everyday character faces to organize a gratitude journal for the month of June each week has a face on a tab separating week from week
The paper I used is from Amanda Blu collection and the journal pages inside are from a pdf file that you can download from  Basic grey
The Journal measures 8 x 4 1/4 not including the tabs sticking out. I will make this again, but I will only have the tabs stick out 1/4 of an inch  I really like the way this came out and it is useful. How nice to be able to keep track of all things we are grateful for.
I have some more challenges that I need to get done, and a few more posts I need to work on this week.
These are gratitude moments I am so grateful for the ability to be able to do all the things I am capable of doing  and to be able to share it with many of you. I am grateful for all of you, that I can come visit you and get to know you through your blogs.
While I was writing this I just thought of this ..........
If any of you would like one of these journals I will be making 5 more similar none
will be the same and if you would like one please leave a comment on
this post. No need to be a follower although I would love it if you were. I will draw  5 random numbers on May 24 and ship them out soon as I have your mailing info. that way you will have it June 1st to start your own gratitude journal.

1. Leave a comment
2. A way I can get a hold of you
3. Your 1st, 2nd and  3rd favorite color.

TUESDAY- Challenge BBTB2

Good Morning Everyone,
It is raining again. Last night I had thought of this idea for a design and I thought the challenge was already close, much  to my happiness, it is still open so I put it together real quick, and I'm posting it for BBTB2. This challenge ends real soon. I love the way it turned out even more than I was thinking about it. The design is really for another idea I had which I will probably get done today also because of challenge deadlines.  See you later I will probably be posting quite a bit this week.

Monday, May 16, 2011

MONDAY( PST/TUESDAY(EST)- Celebrate The Occasion Challenge #14


                                         CELEBRATE THE OCCASION: 
                                              (click here) 
                                 THEME ANNIVERSARY

                                              5X7 CARD= PTI Card stock  vintage cream,
                                                     DCWV premium stack AC card stock
                                         The glasses are from STI and the sentiment is from BB
                                         I'm enjoying using my homemade dimensional s
You have until May 22 11:59p.m. to enter this challenge. I am so thankful for this challenge,because now I have an Anniversary card done for a niece and nephew who celebrate in July.
Now get over there click here and check out all the other designers work.
I'm sure they have done an excellent job as always, and good luck the in the challenge for the chance to win:
                                 May's Grand Prize
                   Spring Holiday Cards Cricut cartridge
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