Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Okay so normally Tuesday back to work is dreadful always thinking I should have taken an extra day off. But I got up this morning and checked in on all my blog friends after the holiday weekend and Went over to My Sheri Crafts to see what the Sunday challenge was and to my delight found I had won the Ooo-la-la award for my entry of Nicole's birthday card to last week's challenge. I also saw that Shelly from My Paper Love had won the top award and will be next week's guest designer. But wait there's more.....
so on my break at work I thought I would hop on over to Shelly's blog to check what she was working on to my total amazement I had won her give-a-way of a Simply Charm cartridge and had hit 150 followers thanks to everyone who helped make that happen
....funny how this Tuesday turn out to be so wonderful!
So Congratulations to Shelly and Me!

A2 card stock
first mat black
second white put through the dotted swiss cuttlebug folder
next is a rectangle I altered a cut SVG cuts 
4x6 Photo Frames
another white mat
the card stock from
stamp from studio g
Congratulations from Hero Arts
ribbon some bling and glossy accents on the top hearts
For challenge #47 Wedding or Love at

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thinking of You

Papertrey Ink ocean tides A2
first mat Papertrey ink everyday blessings
My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus  2X4.75
DCWC brown card stock 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
white card stock  3x3
graphic stamp Anita's 
and I have to say I have probably had this stamp for over 15 years
don't know what project I purchased it for but I do know this is the first time 
I have ever use it. Won't be the last now I love it!
Think of you from hero arts 
button from my stash
brown twine from 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Wishes

Monday Challenge #9 shaped card
Terrific Tuesday Challenge Life is a Beach 

first I welded two 5" fishbowls together cut them out of off white DCWV card stock did a lot of hiding on this card next cut out the frame of the fish bowl in Gray from DCWV at 4.75 this created the shadow effect I cut out the water in blue card stock ran it through d'vine swirls cuttlebug folder. The fish is cut from K&Company Que Sera Sera paper put some dark blue card stock behind the eye and dotted a white gel pen for the eye. Glued some PTI buttons on the water bubbles. Punched out a 1" circle and used a Hero Arts stamp for the last bubble. Little ribbon a the top for the finishing touch.

Also want to share these pictures of some Irises from my garden

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Retirement

 I have a friend that is retiring next month from work
Had this idea for a card turned out to be a perfect match
for a couple of challenges this week
Did this on my gypsy using Create a Critter
embossed the cloud and then put some blue stickles on it and
smeared them around
the bird is from Straight from the Nest
I did the saying on the computer
use blue and one cloud

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Healing

Throwback Challenge 195
use any older cartridge and
incorporate green and yellow
A2 card PT ink enchanted evening
first mat white
second mat mint green embossed with floral fantasy
enchanted evening 4.25 x 2.25
PT ink vintage cream 3.25 x 2
Happy Healing Hero Arts
versa mark and white embossing powder
flower stem from Straight from the Nest
flower from Walk in my Garden
yellow twine an a little bling

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

many thanks PT ink Blog Hop

I started with my 1" punch and two pattern papers from Papertrey ink guidelines
14 of each color and glued them back to back and inked the edges
with French Lilac

next I rolled the edges in a little on each side
then folded in thirds
 glued all petals down to a larger base circle
I free hand cut the stems and leaves
Finished the flower with a PT ink Vintage buttons
Spring Mix
placed on A2 Card PT ink kraft card stock
first mat plum pudding
second mat from Father knows best
third mat from Everyday Blessings
I machine stitched all the layers
last a banner cut from Lemon Tart
stamped with French Lilac and many thanks
from Fillable frames #1 stamp set
tiny bow rustic jute button twine

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

CA Scraper Memorial Day Celebration

Leslie over at CA Scrapper is celebrating her one year one month aniversary.  Just become a follower and leave a comment for a chance to win this cartridge. She will pick a winner on
Memorial Day, May 30th.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

birthday wishes

I made this for Birthday Sundaes Challenge #10 Pearls and Lace Birthday card. Started with PaperTrey Ink card stock A2 Spring Rain. Brown mat barely showing used Tim Holtz distresser on the edges. Pattern paper BoBunny Gabrielle Collection. Papertrey Ink brown twill tape. Circle and Scallop circle from spellbinders.
 Lace and pearls from my stash.
In the back ground are hostas and bleeding heart.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Nicole

My middle daughter turns 25 today
this is the card I made her the cut file is from 
Amelie's Accessories SVG Kit
the pattern paper is DCWV Black Current.
I had a major cash on my lap top this week lost all my files
I emailed Leo at SVG and he was so amazing
he got me access to all the files I had ever purchased
so quickly
I was able to download all my missing SVGS 
now that's remarkable customer service
morale to this story.....always back up your files...
for the Challenge at
FLOWERS as the main feature ONLY.

Friday, May 20, 2011

There's no one like you

Rain let up long enough today for me to take this picture.
but getting warnings on the tv about flash flooding and severe thunderstorms
thought this card would be a nice graduation card for 
a girl that dances to the beat of her own drum.....
A2 yellow card stock
pattern paper from Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup 
dress from Country life MaryJane's dress cut at 5" 
cut twice in white card stock and once in patterned paper
layer for a faux chipboard look
scallop from spellbinder 
stamp from hero arts 
with versa mark filigree white on top 
Monday Challenge #8 - Congratulations!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It my daughter's little beagle, Lucy, birthday
thought I would make a quick card to send to her.
I used paper pups this cartridge came with my expression
had it for 4 years hate to admit I had never used it before
found there are a ton of cute things on there
Plan on using it again soon....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary

A2 Card base Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado
first mat Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush
Pattern Paper K&Company
Scallop Spellbinders #5
pink crinkle ribbon
olive green pearls
flower and Happy Anniversary from Hero Arts
Vintage Photo Ink Tim Holtz

so it is still raining here and looks like the sun won't come out
until at least next week
Good news the lawn has never been greener
Bad news my cats are getting lost in it
since it's to wet to mow :)
use a regtangle and a triangle


Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

Wish it would stop raining long enough for me to get
back outside to take my card photos....maybe by the weekend :(
cream a2 card base
pattern paper from K&company
first mat 5.25x4
second mat 4.75x3.5
third 4.5x3.25
three circles 3"-2.75-2.50
leaf swirl 2.50 Stretch your Imagination
green crinkle ribbon and green pearls
Challenge at
use at least three circles

Thank you so Berry Much

Base card 4.25x4.25 papertrey ink raspberry fizz
white mat 4x4 with rounded corners
next mat 3.75x3.75 Stampin Up paper Raspberry Tart
this paper is retired I have had it forever
strawberry from Indie Art on my Gypsy 2.5
I cut the seed out on black card stock
then put yellow sitckles on them
and a little faux stitching around the strawberry
popped up on foam tape
saying white 1/2 inch by 3
papertrey ink spring moss 3/8" by 2 7/8"
Thank you so Berry Much
printed on my computer
font Kristen itc 11pts Berry bold at 12pts
Red pearls and pink bling
#59 Teacher Feature
Make a card or project for that special teacher with the color red on it

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday

Spend most of this rainy Sunday orgazining my ribbon
but did manage to make this card for
Whimsical Wednesday
Challenge #6
shaped card
Birdhouse from Cindy Loo page 67
shadow welded on gypsy cut at 5 inches
pattern paper from Basicgrey June Bug
Birds cut form gypsy font at .75 inches
I filled in the openings and scallops on the roof with
glossy accents put red stickles on top
I made this for by best friend at work
she loves birdhouses

And the winner is....

Not sure if this is the place to leave a comment to be put in the drawing for the Locker Talk Cartridge or not. I am a follower, and have subscribed to the blog. I just got the Country Life cartridge so am very happy to see some cards to be made from that cartridge.

Well Nancy it was the place. I will be sending you an email please look for it and email me back your address and I will put this in the mail to you.

Thanks to you and all my old & new followers I appreciate all the wonderful comments.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

the secret to staying young is to lie about your age

light blue card stock A2 card
first mat purple
second mat & candles paper from Me and My Big Ideas
cupcakes DoodleCharms page 108 Border cut at 1 1/2 inches
I went over the bottom of the cupcakes with glossy accents
used yellow stickles on the flame of the candles
and used some blue stickles on the top of the cupcakes
the secret to staying you is to lie about your age
from Wow! So Many Candles from
My Creative Time
Throwback Thursday Challenge use DoodleCharms and Blue

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wish Big

Love the way this card came out very happy with the end results
Started with a A2 card on white card stock
All the pattern paper is form We R Memory Keepers
Grandma's Kitchen.
 This is such a great stack think I will cry when it's all gone.
Line the inside and the front of the card
The front I free had cut the curvy edge
I line up the chip board letters that were on a sheet in the stack
on the front I mark with pencil where the "I" should go
 glued on all the other letters
then I punched a 1.25 inch circle with my McGill circle punch
Opened the card and glued down the rest of the letters
used Straight from the Nest page page 64
for the candles and flames
I first put red stickles in the center of the flame
waited for that to dry then top the whole flame with yellow stickles
I tied the front of the card with Vintage green twine form 
for their

Monday Challenge #7 - Bling it up!

Made the top three!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Love You

Welded this together on my Gypsy at 5.25
Country Life page 60
Pattern Paper from My Mind's Eye
pink crinkle ribbon from
Prima Flowers
Love you printed on my computer
punched out with a tiny tag
and a little bling...
so yes I am in love with this cut
and for everyone who has asked
yes these are all flowers from my garden
so with my new blog and new obsession with
card making I am wondering how I am going
to get all the weeding done
I will post more photos of my garden
as soon as that is done
enter in Wacky Wednesday Challenge Anything goes

Monday, May 9, 2011

Simple Elegant Wedding

A2 Card cream card stock
mat 5.25x4 white card stock
 run through the cuttle bug Swiss dots folder
edges inked with dune color box ink
filigree cut page 75 Straight from the Nest
cut three times at 3.5 inches from white card stock
this is my new favorite thing
layering multiple cuts for added dimension
beige grosgrain ribbon
Challenge #13 at Celebrate the Occasion

Sunday, May 8, 2011

One week left

One week left for my May 14th Blog Candy

Thanks to everyone you have helped me reach my goal of 100 followers I had no idea it would happen so quickly there is still plenty of time for my Blog Candy Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge. Rules
1.)You must be a follower if you are not one already just become one
2.) Leave a comment on this post or any post before the deadline of midnight EST May 14th only one post per person will be counted. Please include your email so I will have a way to contact you.
3) Double your chances Post this giveaway on your blog and leave another comment with a link back to this post.
Deadline is midnight EST on Saturday May 14th. I will choose a winner, via random.org and post the winner on Sunday May 15
***please note I can only accept USA & Canada entries due to shipping

Happy Mother's Day Everyone

Had a wonderful day yesterday on National scrapbooking day.
went to Castleton State College to bring home some of 
my youngest daughter belongings as classes finish up next week.
We took her and two of her suite mates to Rutland
where they have a Michaels and JoAnn's 
in the same mall. AMAZING!
Brittany and Meg are both Scrapbookers and Card makers
Meg Loves the Wizard of Oz and found a Great stack Wizard of Oz
glitter paper...
We had so much Fun
Told them that we will fire up the cricut and have a scrapbook crop
one day as soon as classes are done
and use ALL of the stuff I got
The Crafty Mat stack from DCWV was
one of my mother's day gifts from Kristen 
forgot to put the American Craft flower she got me it the picture 

Friday, May 6, 2011


A2 Card dark brown card stock 
All pattern paper DCWV Citrus Stack
All cuts Life is a beach
Waves Border 1" page 45 covered with Glossy Accents
Sandcastle 1.25" page 61 with yellow stickles
Friends page 65 cut at 1.75 cut three times
 layer together come out to be faux chip board
Flip Flops 2.25 page 64 wanted a shadow for these but that is not an option
so I cut a second set at 2.5 inches layered them together then trimmed the solid red down
flowers are from Walk in my Garden page 83
cut in yellow orange and red layers finish with a little pink bling

Cricut Cardz Challenge
The challenge for this week is to make a card with a beach theme, using any occassion, colors, and any cartridges you'd like.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

 All K&Company Paper
combined with 
added my own twist with 
A tag &
Vintage Blue Baker's twine from
for the Monday Challenge   
My mom got her card and she loved it 

And Thank you so much Kimberly 
went to post this and saw I made 
the top three last week 
I couldn't be happier.....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sending you sunshine

Sunshine is what we need here in upstate NY 
lots of rain and flooding all across the Capital Region 
Glad I took this photo on Sunday when the sun was out
 Papertrey ink Spring Moss base card
White mat then Yellow mat from DCWV
Green Pattern Paper from Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup
Did some stitching still working on getting better at that
Pitcher Country Life pg 60 3 1/2 inches
Sending you sunshine and laughter from Hero Arts 
stamped on Basicgrey paper

Monday, May 2, 2011


Third card in the Country Life Series
done on my gypsy
sized at 3.75
I used a button twine and a tag in
place of Christina's bow and banner

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just because

Papertrey ink kraft card stock a2
and pink buttons, fillable frames #1
olive card stock scalloped fiskar punch
Floral paper Jillibean soup blossom soup 6x6
Leaf cut from Stretch Your Imagination page 76 shadow
Just because stamp from Hero Arts
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge
Hope you like the photo trying to combine
two things I love
making cards and my flower garden