Saturday, July 31, 2010

Birthday Drawing

Today's the day!!

Wow - thanks for all the entries:) You make my heart happy!!!

Kohlsen picked the winner - check out the video to see if you are the WINNER!!! IF you are, you have ONE week to contact me!

**notice him counting down to start - LOVE it!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chip board brag book, with yogurt box

I made this project with Cristina over at Crafting with Cristina in mind. Her Companion Challenge #2: Create a recycled project is going on NOW and will end SUNDAY, AUGUST 1st at MIDNIGHT PST. Go check out her blog!!! She makes some REALLY great projects:)

I thought why not try to make my FIRST chip board book. I didn't have anyone special in mind for this book, so I wanted it to be generic.....I will add to it when I decide to use it.

I wanted this book to be either used for a boy or girl, so I kept that in mind while selecting my paper.

Look closely for the metal "rod" behind the finished book in the video (or the 2nd photo below). It's a cake tester....but it is one of my favorite scrapping tools. I used it to run the ribbon through the tiny holes.

**When making this book, I didn't have a plan in place. I wasn't sure how I would bind the book together. I placed brads in the upper left corners, then covered the pages completely, so I just punched a 1/16 hole and tied ribbon:)

~~~~~updated after I posted, not sure why but I stated *brads*, I really meant *eyelets*, oops!!~~~~~

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cloth Diaper Burp Rags with Cricut Cuts - Baby Bees

I thought I would give a "semi-video" a whirl. Took pics and turned them into a mini movie - let me know what you think.

I made these cute 'lil burp rags for a friend of mine that is delivering TWINS tomorrow! They don't really have a theme and only have a name for the girl, so I figured why not go with bees?? Seemed cute!

Please keep mom and babies in your thoughts, as the babies are 34 wks tomorrow and will remain in the NICU for a while. I took these up to her tonight and she LOVED them!! A fun hospital gift for pre-baby:)

Many of you asked how I did the ladybug burp rags, so I thought I would put this together, hopefully this helps you. Feel free to ask, if needed.

Cricut Details:
regular blade housing
pressure 5
speed 2
blade housing 5 or 6 - I've cut with both - I think it depends on your mat

**I have learned to "glue", use double-sided "tape" or a NEW board with cutting material. Once you take these steps, cutting material is a BREEZE!! Believe me, when I say I have had a ton of trial and error:)

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Elegant, but simple Wedding Card

Easy peasy lemon squeezy card!!!

This card measures AGAIN 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

Hearts are cut at:
cream - 3.04 x 3.75
yellow - 2.46 x 3.04

Expressions and Gypsy
Card stock:
cream and antique yellow

Stampin' Up stamp
Stampin' Up aqua ink
CUTTLE BUG (dots, swirls with birds - hmmm, yay, I really don't know their "names")
Yellow Organza Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Pop Dots
Double Sided Tape

Beyond Birthdays

Kids Birthday Card

Hello! Thought I would share this cute simple cad with you:)

This card was made for my youngest son's BEST BUDDY!! They are one week apart...same height, blonde hair, blue eyes......too cute!! He is THEIR youngest too - It is sad to think that are babies are growing up:( *sniff, sniff* They are toooooooo little to be going into 1st grade in less than one month.

Anywho....back to the card! My son thought it was fun to coordinate his gift - he comes by it honest:) Instead of getting "our" usual birthday gift, either a gift card to the movie theater or Marble Slab .....Kohlsen wanted to shop for Trevor!! He picked out a jump rope, a water gun, a blow up punching bag, and frisbee:).......ALL BLUE, so the card had to match right!

I have to say - it was precious watching him carry all his "finds" to the counter to check out - it would have been too easy to place them into a cart - he had to carry them!!! *love*

The card got it - 5 1/2 x 4/1/4. I did add "texture to the happy birthday embossing by rubbing a sponge dabbed with white ink over the embossed area.

Card stock:
aqua and white

Stampin' Up stamps
Stampin' Up white ink
Marvy Markers
CUTTLE BUG (happy birthday folder)

Zig, Two Way
Double Sided Tape

none, zip, zilch, nada - can you believe that?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

200 Followers - THANK YOU - Want Some Blog Candy???

My goodness! I am in udder shock - thank you so much for your kindness for following me in my creation adventures. I never imagine I would gain so many followers so quickly.


Since I am in between challenges and want to do something special - I will give away some blog candy! All you have to do to enter is leave a message on this post, be a follower (if you aren't already) and leave your link on Mister Linky - simple enough, eh?

1.) comment
2.) be a follower
3.) leave link **

**if you don't have a blog/website for Mister Linky to link to, shoot me an email in lue of step 3:

I will pick a winner on 7/31 (my youngest son's 7th birthday).....instead of using - I will let him pick a number, 1 - what ever the highest number is:) What is more random than a 7yr old picking a number, LOL!!

Good luck!!

Fun things to add to your stash.....

Cute googly eyed monkeys, robots, bees, etc...

Metal dragon flies...

Everyone can ALWAYS use more brads...

Ladybug Shower Invites....Finished, Take a Peek!

First off, I want to send a HUGE thank you to all my bloggie friends that gave me input for these cute invites!!

Not ONE ladybug is like the other:)

Inside of card - I really like how the layering turned out - I had planned to get clear Avery circle labels, BUT I couldn't find circles that large (the red is 3 1/4 inches), so I had to get thrifty!! I bought mailing labels 3 1/3 x 4, printed the info and then cut it out with a 3 inch circle punch. I wanted to be able to peel and pick - so I went this way. But one COULD print on regular paper and then glue or XYRON.

I have had SEVERAL people ask about making "shape" cards - so I will be putting together a tutorial for you - keep checking back:)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. GingerBread Card Set

I guess I was just in a Christmas mood this morning. After creating a "Christmas themed" card yesterday for a challenge, I thought I would try my hand at a ginger bread set:) I figured the girl needed a bit of bling on her 'lil dress *sparkle sparkle* This card measures 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 (my favorite size to make, now-a-days). Enjoy!!

Feel free to share any Christmas projects you have know you only have 160 days 'til Christmas, LOL!!!

Gypsy and Cricut Expressions
The Paper Studio "Texture-Brown"

Brads (eyes & buttons)
Pipe Cleaners
Zig Zag Ribbon/Trim (gingerbread man)
Ribbon (gingerbread woman)
Adhesive rhinestones (gingerbread woman)

Zig, Two Way
Glue Stick
Glue Dots

Paper Doll Dress Up (gingerbread man)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas Globe Card

I created this card for Emma's Throwback Thursday's Challenge - if you haven't ran across her yet OR want to get involved with her fun challenges, check her out HERE!!

This week we were to create a card using WILD CARD that is inspired by our favorite holiday.

For me this was a toss up: Christmas or Halloween - both are SUPER fun to decorate for, but Christmas won out because of it's meaning:)

This card measures 4 x 3 1/2.

Yep, you're right this image is NOT on the Wild Card cart!! The option for the Christmas card was the envelope I used, but the card was an! So why not make what I want, right?? I found a square, added a snow globe and used cuts from PPDU to place inside:) I wanted the card and envelope to match so I used a Christmas tree to tie them together.

Gypsy and Cricut Expressions
Card stock:
golden yellow, black, white, brown
The Paper Studio "Texture-Light Blue" & "Texture-Brown"

Stampin' Up stamps
Stampin' Up white ink
Gel Pen (white, maroon)
Basket Accents-Shredded Paper (shimmer red & white)
Red & Navy Blue marker

Zig, Two Way
Double Sided Tape

Paper Doll Dress Up (Christmas tree, reindeer & gingerbread man)
DoodleCharms (globe)
Wild Card (star, envelope & idea to make my own card to match)
Square...don't remember which cart I used

Friends - Pop-Up / Interactive Card

I made this card for a challenge over at Crafting with Cristina. This is her VERY FIRST challenge and she will holding one every other go check her site out! This project was to do something a normal card doesn't....she titled it: Flip- Flop, Spin & pop! The main goal was to create an interactive project, here's mine:

This card measures 4 1/2 x 5 1/4, plus the ribbon. I used punches, Close to My Heart stamps, CTMH markers, and un-branded paper/ribbon for this project. Sadly, I didn't even touch my cricut. I used double sided tape, regular tape and pop dots.........This was a very simple card, yet it is very cool! I would love to receive this:) If I was do make the "same" card again - I would use lighter colors of paper OR stamp the girl and girlfriends images on lighter paper.

Hope this gives you inspiration!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Help - Ladybug invites???

Alright, I just posted 4 ladybug pics...they r 4 the invite 4 the baby shower! Give me ur opinion...I have 2 make 50 of these little guys! Do u like just the "glitter dots" or do u like the "brad dots" 2? Do u like that I will b able 2 put info on BOTH sides on the inside? Do u like the face? Need 2 b bigger? Color of... the eyes? Please, give me ur thoughts:) I ♥ have crafty friends 2 bounce ideas off of!!....from facebook to you bloggers:)

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Blog Candy Winner - Picnic Blog Hop!!!

Good morning!!

A BIG thank you goes to EVERYONE that hopped with us this weekend! The blog hop would not have been a success with YOU!!! Hope you had as much fun as we did:)

Congratulations are in order for Roni / #106.

She is the winner of the blog candy below:

Roni, you have ONE week to contact me and I will ship your items out to you. Please email me at with your mailing address info and I will send you your "blog candy" button.

EVERYONE else stay tuned to learn the winner of the H20 cart.