Monday, November 29, 2010

Elephant/Card Patterns Sketch #92

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all had a safe and Happy Holiday weekend! 

My niece just turned 18 and I needed to make her a card (and send money of course) however, I wasn't feeling very creative.  I decided to look check in to some of the challenges that had listed.  I get a live feed from her & she has a variety of different challenges that bloggers have for everyday of the week.  You should check her out if you haven't already.  Well I found a sketch challenge over at  (sketch #92) that I thought would be fun to play with and I did have fun! It was hard to come up with something because she's really not into clothes or music, but more so into Art and school. She's a wonderful Artist, I'll have to post some of her paintings she gave me for Christmas one year. In fact she's looking into Colleges now with a good Art program.  I hope she doesn't think it's too babyish, but I've always wanted to use this Elephant.  I think it turned out really cute and it's not the best photo, but please let me know what you think.

For some reason I couldn't get the inside of the card to upload, but it says
"Hope you had a Ton of Fun!"

Elephant is from Paisley & cut @ 2.25"
18 is from Cuttin' Up, welded & cut @ .95"
Scallop is from Create a Critter @ cut 4.22"
Swiss Dots embossing folder
Sentiment~MPS "Punny-licious" reads "Hoppy Birthday", but I made the o into an a
Pattern Card Stock~Provo Craft "Celebrations"
Plain Card Stock~AC & from stash
Flower~Sandylion Essentials
Stickles~Distress, Blue Jean & Ice Glitter glue
Gilby and I just LOVE comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me SMILE!!!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stay Cool!

Hi Everyone!

Thought I'd share a card that I made for my son (21) who's in the Air Force and serving in Afghanistan.

All he talks about other than wanting to come home is how HOT it is there, so I thought a nice cool popsicle ALONG with a care package of all his favorites might make him feel a little better.

He was soo excited when he got it, that I got a nice little e-mail saying how awesome I was!
I don't know about you all, but when my boys show appreciation for something I've done for them, it just makes my heart a flutter!

I think my card turned out pretty cute, would love to hear what you all think.

Recipe: Cricut Cart~Smiley Faces~All Cuts
Papers~All from scraps I had
Sentiment~Unfortunately I didn't have the exact sentiment I wanted in stamp, so I used a rub-on for the "Stay" and the "Cool" is an old stamp I had.
Swirlies~MPS "Every Day Occasions" stamp set
Ice Stickles
Black & White Gel pens

A Big Thank You to Robyn~MPS & Tammy~Creative Critters Cricut Club for all their hard work in making it possible for me to figure out the Smiley Face Cart! :)

Gilby & I Just LOVE Comments...His Tail Just Wags Away When He Sees Me Smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Look

Hi Everyone!

I had such a great response to my Gobble Bag, I thought I'd post it again and enter it in Made by Momo's Tuesday Challenge, which is to make something with a Turkey.  You can take your Thanksgiving day leftovers, wrap them in foil or put in plastic containers and then put them in this cute "Gobble Bag" for your family & friends in for your guests.  So, instead of Doggie Bag, you have a "Gobble Bag".  Doesn't mean you have to leave your pupsters out though, they can still have some of the leftovers. :)

Gilby & I LOVE comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Hi Everyone!

Before I list the name of who one the blog candy, I wanted to thank each and everyone of you for visiting my blog.  You all had such nice comments and it really meant a lot to me!!! Thanks to everyone who became a follower as well, I wanted that to be a decision of you own, so thank you.  Since this was my first blog hop, I really didn't know what to expect, but I have to tell you, this was waaay more than I expected!!!  One last thank you to the Pink Cricut for letting me participate in this wonderful hop, it really was a great experience and I hop to be able to participate in future hops.

Okay, okay enough of that...let's get on with the blog candy!!!  I used to pick the winner and it was #92, so the winner of the "Christmas Wishes" stamp set by Pink by Design is

Marianne Fiskateer 1607, here's what she said "I love the idea of a Gobble Bag! Everyone always needs a way to take how their leftovers!"

Marianne, please send me an e-mail with your address, so I can get these right out to you!
Anyone who hasn't tried Pink by Design stamps, should really check them out. The quality is really good and they're soo cute!

Thanks again everyone!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Be Thankful Blog Hop

I have to say that I am very Thankful to be included in this special blog hop! I have Sarah over at to thank for for including me along with all the wonderful crafters you've seen todayt! You should have arrived here via , if not be sure and start from the beginning so you don't miss anything.

To go with the theme of the hop Sarah asked that we list some things that we are Thankful for. After the past couple of years we have had, I'm Thankful for sooo much!!! The first thing I'm most Thankful for is having GOD in my life! If it weren't for my faith, things could have turned out differently. My boys are doing so well, I'm very proud of the young men they have become. I have a wonderful hubby, who is very supportive of me & he's my best friend. I'm Thankful my hubby and I both have FT jobs now, and we have a roof over our heads. I know these things can be taken for granted, BUT I don' least not anymore!

The first is a place mat I made out of fabric & my Gypsy. I love to cut fabric on my Cricut, works perfectly using Steam a Seam 2. For this particular project I used the leaf in Gypsy Wanderings, I also used my new I-Rock!

Instead of a place card I made a wine tag instead. The stamp is from "Bountiful Blessings"  Pink by Design, I used a rub-on for the letter T and twine is from Paper Tray Ink.
You know how you always have lot's of leftovers after Thanksgiving Dinner, well I thought instead of doggy bag, I'd make a Gobble bag. :)  You can fill it full of goodies for your guests to take home and they'll love the bag.  For this project I used my Gypsy and Create a Critter. Papers are S.E.I Simple Sets & Me & my Big Ideas Autumn Layer Pack.  I also used some googly eyes and blinged up his hat with my I-Rock.  For the tag I used another stamp from "Bountiful Blessings" that says Gobble til you Wobble...soooo cute!
Now on to some BLOG CANDY!!!!  Aren't you glad you stuck around??!!! I'm sooo excited to have my first give away!!!  All I ask of you is to make a comment on this post with a way to get in touch with you AND consider following me.  If you like what you see on my blog AND to WANT to follow, that would be great, but I'm not going to force you to follow me if you don't want to.  I will pick the lucky winner of these beautiful stamps on Monday evening (eastern time).
Thanks for stopping by! 

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