Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You're a Hoot

Good Morning!

Today is a terrific Tuesday since it brings another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and what better way to start the day than with a new project. This week we had a sketch from Page Maps to work with and I had to make a friend an owl card (she asked for natural colors), so I combined the two together.
Tim Holtz Retro Grunge paper stack
Give a Hoot cartridge ~ owl (p. 28) cut at 2 1/4"
wiggly eyes
brown gems
I hope you will stop by Die Cuttin' Divas  and check out the Design Team projects. They always have creative ideas. We hope you will enter this week's challenge too!

Stay Creative,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Double the Joy

Good Morning,

Glad to be able to post these "Joy" cards I made before getting ready for school. Once I grade my stack of papers and wrap holiday/birthday presents, I plan on working on two sketches. Have you ever seen Sketches by Carly? Check out her site. Then I need to work on our Die Cuttin' Diva sketch. Be sure to head over there today for this week's challenge, which is still open. We have a GREAT sponsor!

Martha Stewart Scandinavian holiday pad
Hannah Montana cartridge ~ J-o-y cut at 1 1/2"
red and green ribbons
red and green gems
 white snowflake button

2 Sisters Challenge ~ Holiday
Bitten by the Bug (past) ~ Joy
Craft Your Days Away ~ Buttons or Bows
Hiding in My Craft Room ~ Holiday
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings ~ Clean and Simple Holiday with ribbon

Stay Creative,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Snowflakes are Unique


First, I would like to say "Thank You" for stopping by. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to check out what is new here. I have been working on a few cards and this one is ready to post.

Although I live in Florida now, I do remember quite well what a white winter was like. I also have fond memories of playing in the snow. We would make snow angels, build ice tunnels where the trucks pushed all the snow from clearing the roads, and we would have snowball fights while making snowmen. None of this would have been possible if it wasn't for...


Winter Combo paper by DCWV
white card stock
Martha Stewart holiday brads (glitter snowflake)
white snowflake brad
silver gems
computer generated sentiment


 I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. Only one more day before we head back to school. Then in about three weeks, we have two more weeks off for Winter Break.

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you have a great day. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

This is my last turkey card!
Simply Charmed cartridge ~ turkey cut at 3"
Sentimentals cartridge ~ tag cut at 1 1/2"
most papers are scraps
cream weaving fabric
brown ribbon
brown pearl gems
wiggly eyes
Inkadinkao ink ~ Rainbow Harvest
"thanks" stamp


Don't eat too much and make sure you check out all the Black Friday ads.

Take Care,

Time to Celebrate with Pat and Paula

Good Afternoon,

Today has been a nice, peaceful day, except that my Jeep went to the shop to have some work. We knew it was coming after the last incident when the horn mysteriously went off while driving down the road. It was just a matter of finding the time to coordinate an appointment when the dealer was open and we were off. I am thankful it is finally getting repaired.

I always love these long weekend because it gives me quality crafting time. No one in the family disturbs me since they know it is my time to rejuvenate.  I went through the current challenges super early this morning and then created my list. Now...time to tackle.

Here is the first of many to come this long weekend...
 I created  this card for my crafty friend, Pat, of Pat's Scraps. She has had her blog for one year, so it is definitely time to celebrate.  Her first card was a birthday card, so I wanted to continue with that theme. Congratulations Pat! I hope you have many more years crafting, sharing, and blogging!

Also, it is Paula's birthday at More Than Favors. Happy Birthday to you! Be sure to stop by and send some birthday wishes to her.

papers from the scrap box
white and black ribbons
Create a Critter cartridge ~ scalloped circles cut at 2 1/4"
Celebrations cartridge ~ "Celebrate" cut at 3/4" and present cut at 1 1/2" 
pink gems (old stash)

Enjoy your holiday! I hope you find some fabulous Black Friday deals if you go shopping. I have made a list of a few items I am hoping to pick up. Did you see Michaels has the Expression 2 for $199.99? Trying to decide if I should upgrade. Any input?!?!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Native American Heritage Month

Good Morning,
Happy Tuesday! Today brings another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and what better way to celebrate than with a new project.

Our new challenge this week is...

 Native American Heritage Day, which is November 26th.

Here is some information I found...The indigenous peoples of North America -- the First Americans -- have woven rich and diverse threads into the tapestry of our Nation’s heritage. Throughout their long history on this great land, they have faced moments of profound triumph and tragedy alike. During National Native American Heritage Month, we recognize their many accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices, and we pay tribute to their participation in all aspects of American society.

My World cartridge ~ tepee cut at 3" and Native American cut at 3 1/2"
Give a Hoot cartridge ~ "Peace" cut at 1"
wildlife background paper by Paper Pizazz
brown, white and kraft cardstock
brown and white twine
brown and white buttons

This week Nicole from The Twinery is our challenge sponsor, so get busy and create.
Stay crafty,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gobble Till You Wobble Winner

I am pleased to annnounce the winner of this past weekend's blog hop.

Congratulations to...
Please send me your mailing address and I will forward your Thanksgiving goodies.
Thank you everyone for stopping by. I appreciate all your kind words.

I will offering a 700 Follower giveaway later this week. Yeah!
Hope you will be back soon.

Stay Creative,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gobble While You Wobble

Welcome to the Gobble Till You Wobble Blog Hop hosted by Jean of Jean's Crafty Corner and Tina of Tina Time. We are all getting ready for turkey day and will be sharing some great projects that include our favorite Thanksgiving friend, the turkey.  

If you have arrived here from Rhonda then you are in the right place. If you have just came by to visit my blog today and want to hop along, you can start at

Here is my turkey project.
Cricut paper ~ Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More
rust colored core paper by Recollections
Thanksgiving cartridge ~ turkey cut at 3"
Create a Critter ~ "Gobble" cut at 1/2"
olive green ribbon
olive green gems
wiggly eye
Love the flourish on this turkey cut.

Don't forget to use your scraps to decorate the envelope.
 Thanksgiving goodies to be thankful for.
There will be one lucky winner.
Be sure to leave a comment with your e-mail and blog address (if you have one). The winner will be announced Monday night.

Your next stop on the hop is Audrey. 
In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all of the participants. 

 Blog Hop Lineup:

Thanks for joining us and keep on Gobbling till you Wobble! :)

Coming Soon...
700 Followers Giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gobble! Gobble!

It's almost turkey time!
What better way to celebrate than a challenge using a turkey. Die Cuttin' Divas want you to create a turkey themed project.

Here is mine!
Simply Charmed cartridge ~ turkey cut at 3 1/2"
Animal Kingdom cartridge ~ "Gobble" cut at 1/2"
Making Memories ~ green background paper 
brown and rust colored cardstock
wiggly eyes
brown plaid ribbon
gold gems

Stay Creative,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tiny Tim the Turkey says "Thanks"

Good Afternoon Everyone,

What a lovely day. My daughter came home from the grandparents and it sure sounds like she had a blast. They even upgraded the Busch Garden passes so they can go back all next year. Too bad my hubby and I don't have one (yet).

While waiting for her this morning I made another card. My crafty friend, Karen, at Little Scrap Pieces has had some challenges recently and I have felt terrible that I hadn't entered any. Today I decided to change that. Here is another one for Thanksgiving. Thanks again Karen!

Give a Hoot cartridge ~ tree (p. 67) cut at 4 1/2" and grass cut at 1 1/2"
Animal Kingdom cartridge ~ turkey cut at 1 1/2"
Wild Card cartridge ~ "Thanks" cut at 3"
yellow, green, brown cardstock
yellow felt leaves
white gel pen


Hope you enjoy the rest of your day and have a great week.
Stay Creative,

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Birthday with Black and White

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

The kids went to Busch Gardens today with the grandparents, so my husband and I started a little holiday shopping. It sure is nice when you can cross a few names off "the list". Since it was still early when we returned home, I decided to check out the newest challenges. Wow! There are some great sketches and themes this week. I made a list of a few that I found appealing and got busy. I know there are more, but I will add them later tonight.
I left the balloon blank so it could be personalized. I can either add a name or the age of the recipient.

Making Memories ~ Black and White Slice paper pad
Simply Charmed cartridge ~ balloon ~ p. 75 ~ cut at 3 1/2"
yellow cardstock
golden yellow lace
black and yellow flowers
happy birthday stamp by Inkadinkado

Craft Your Days Away ~ Embellishment BINGO (lace, flowers, and buttons)

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and can find time to craft too.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Time to Be Thankful

Good Morning,

What a wonderful time of year it is. The weather has cooled off, the leaves have changed colors, and the holidays are approaching. We are already planning Thanksgiving here. We always go to my husband's parents, which I truly enjoy. Now is the time to thank your family, friends, and co-workers for all they have done for you.

Our challenge this week is...Let's Be Thankful.
I made a card using traditional fall colors and what I enjoy most about this time of year...the beautiful leaves.  
Me & My Big Ideas paper ~ Copper Willow pad
burnt orange card stock
Kate's ABCs cartridge ~ scalloped sqaure
Wild Card cartridge ~ sentiment
beige lace
leaf buttons
beige gems

I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week to share your "Let's Be Thankful" projects.

Have a great day,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Happy Birthday with Toy Story

Howdy Partners!

Hope everyone has been having a great week. We went on a field trip yesterday to Silver River Educational Park and we had a blast. Our class went on a boat ride and actually saw wild monkeys swinging from the trees. Very exciting for the kids!

I created this card last night for a co-worker. Her grandson's birthday is this weekend and one of his favorite characters is...Woody.

Toy Story cartridge ~ Woody cut at 4"and gold star cut at 3"
Birthday Bash cartridge ~ Happy Birthday sentiment cut at 2 1/2"
Plantin Schoolbook cartridge ~ letters cut at 3/4"
Debbie Mumm paper ~ Love the western theme!
gold, kraft, and cream  cardstock
brown cardstock for easel
gold gems


Hope you have a funtastic day,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Three Cheers for Football Season!

Good Morning,

Happy November! Today brings another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and what better way to celebrate than with a cheer. Hip, Hip, Hooray for our Team!

Our new challenge this week is...It's Football Season.

Since my daughter is a big New England Patriot's fan,  I made this card just for her.

football paper for the background from Hobby Lobby
green grass paper
cream, red, and blue cardstock
Everyday PaperDolls cartridge ~ Cheerleader cut at 4 1/4" and football
blue craft thread for bows
wiggly eyes
white gel pen for "Go Team!" and stitching


I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our new challenge.

Stay Creative,