Monday, May 30, 2011


Hi Everyone...Happy Memorial Day!!!
I hope everyone is having a great day celebrating with loved ones!

I have been making cards for my youngest at the end of each school year since he's been at FUMA (Fork Union Military Academy). It's just my way of showing him how proud I am of all that he has accomplished that year. He's been there 3 years now & he has done so well, he has such a bright future to look forward to!!! .

He truly loves all the cards I make whether they are for him or not, he thinks I should make cards for Hallmark, lol..such a sweetie, that one!!! Anyway, the card I made for him last year was his favorite, so I wasn't sure if I would be able to top it, I kept trying to come up with different ideas, but really had a hard time.  I searched for some inspiration on some blogs that I follow AND when I found this card, I knew I had to make it, so I'm sorry Miss Emma, but I have totally cardlifted this from you!!! You can check out her ADORABLE card here, this is when she was a guest designer for EveryDayCricut, she is just amazing, I totally adore her projects!!!

My card isn't anywhere near as cute as Miss Emma's, but I am still happy with how it turned out and even better Brandon really liked it!!! I still think the one from last year will always be his favorite, but that ok! :D

So, again, just so everyone knows this card was completely & totally cardlifted from Miss Emma at Creative time for me!!!
Miss Emma's Card
Cricut Carts~Plantin Schoolbook (Stars)~Jubilee (You Rock)
Pattern Paper~K&Co. "Americana"
Cardstock~DCWV "The Shimmer Stack" (Blue background)~PTI Craft (Base & Stars Shadow)
CB Embossing Folder~Stars
Ink~Tim Holtz Distress "Chipped Sapphire"
Font~Enview (bold)
Sand paper
As always, Gilby & I love you comments...his tails just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 27, 2011



Hi Everyone!

I have another challenge(s) card today, but it is doubling for an Anniversary card. My sister and her husband are celebrating their 23rd Wedding Anniversary tomorrow!!! Now, they don't really look like Stella & Gus, but I bet they feel like it...LOL!!!

You'll find the list of challenges further down.

Catch the Bug~Grads, Dads & Celebrations
Crafting for all Seasons ~Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments ~Special Occasions
Crazy 4 Challenges ~Humor
I Did it Creations ~Anything Goes
I Heart Sketches ~Sketch
Inspire Me Fridays ~Anything Goes
Simply Create ~Special Day/Event
Tip Top Tuesday ~2 Stamps-Tip...When using your ATG gun, try standing up, it seems to glide better for me AND this one is crucial, so you don't go wasting so much paper. Only use your ATG for the outer edges of your paper, if you use it in the center, when you go to stick it down and you don't have it adjusted so well,'s ruined. Can't tell you how many times I've wasted paper by doing this!!! ugghhh
The Secret Crafter ~Wedding Anniversary
2 Sisters Challenge Blog ~Use a Digi~:( TOO LATE-LINKY CLOSED

Digi Stamp~Bugaboo "Stella Love-Person to Annoy"  HURRY EVERY DIGI 50% OFF~5/31
Sentiment (front)~Pink By Design "Scripted Year" HUGE SALE~5/31
Card Stock~Coredinations "Whammy" (purple)
                      Making Memories "Meg Argyle" (pattern)
Prisma Color Pencils
Gel Pens~Silver & White
Stickles~Frosted Lace (Dots on Stella's nightgown)
Paper Glaze (Gus's glasses)
Black Crushed Velvet Flock~DBD (Gus's slippers)
Rockin' Pink Sparkly Fluff~OCL (Stella's slippers)

Hope you enjoyed my card & if you're ever up for a challenge, you can find all of these and a ton more at Feline Playful !!!

As always, Gilby & I Love your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I would like to thank Cindy Lou from scrapinC  for awarding me The Cricut-tastic Award!!!
I am soo excited and honored that she thought of me!!! If you haven't had the pleasure to visit her blog yet, you should!!! She has some really cute projects!!! Thanks again Cindy, I can't tell you how much this means to me!!! :D

The rules for this award are:

 Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic!
Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog share it with friends!
Since Cricut is 5 years old and they have an E2 out share this award with 10 people
that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs!

You also have to tell 5 Cricut Related things about yourself:

1. LOVE HSN, that's how I got my Expression, Gypsy and Imagine (which is on it's way~yaaay hurraay). Love the easy pays!!! I ordered the E-2 when it was on, but ended up cancelling it the same day, because I thought I should get the Imagine first. (Regret that)

2. I'm absolutely in LOVE with my Expression & Gypsy!!! Think I've had my Expression for a little over 2 yrs now & my gypsy for a little over a year.

3. Like most people who have the Gypsy, it sleeps next to me. lol

4. I've gotten soo many good ideas and inspiration with all the Crict blogs I stalk, and I stalk a lot!!!

5. I've only paid full price for a Cricut Cart, other than the lites before. I absolutely HAD to HAVE it then, "3 Birds on Parade" and guess where I got it???? Yeppers, HSN (no easy pymts )! lol

Now, on to those blogs who really inspire me Cricutly!!! (In no particular order)I checked, and as far as I could see, non of these lovely ladies have received this award. 

Ruthie from Septemberninth
Sarah from Pinkcricut
Barb from Bugbites
Julie from Ready Set Stamp
Wendy aka Bling Queen
Cricut Chick from Cricut Chick

Congratulations Ladies!!! 

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I was doing my usual blog stalking tonight and I ran across some WONDERFUL BLOG CANDY!!!

You are gonna want to stop by and take a look at Darlene's blog, not only for the FABULOUS CANDY she has, but if you're into Vintage, you'll see some really BEAUTIFUL cards!!!

Take a look, at what she's giving away, I don't know about you all, BUT I would LOVE to win this!!! This is sooo EXCITING, I've always wanted to sew on cards!!!

Ends on May 30th and she will pick a winner on June 1st!

Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK to everyone!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I don't know about you all, but this week has been flying by, which is always a good thing!
As I mentioned before in a previous post, I am on a challenge role and today I have a really cute (at least I think so) card to share with you!!! Just one challenge today, but it's a good one!!!

I know it's not the best picture, but do you see the sentiment? Get it??? "Mouse Pad"!!! Maybe, I'm a goofball (welll, I know I'm a goofball), but I just love it!!! Hope you like it!!!

I'm entering it for~
My Creative Time~Throwback Thursday ~Use "Doodlecharms" & to include the color Blue.

I have to tell you, I spent a long time trying to get the shape of the "Cricut" mouse pad, but the closest thing I could find was the nose on the little bunny on this cart and it just didn't work out. I came to the realization that mouse pads actually come in all different shapes...duh!!! LOL

Cricut Carts~"Doodlecharms"~Mice & Heart~"George & Basic Shapes"~Card, I welded 2 rounded squares together~"Create a Critter"~Cheese
Card Stock~"AC Summer" Card Base & "DCWV Shimmer" Everything else
Twine~"The Pink Cricut"

As always Gilby and I LOVE your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a nice weekend!  I'm starting to really get into Digital Stamps lately, I like how they are just literally at your fingertips and you don't have to go to the store and spend a fortune on one stamp.  I also like that you can change the size to whatever you want. 

I'm still exploring all the different Digi Stamps sites, but there is one I found, that I really like,
Bugaboo  they have a wide variety of stamps and great blog as well. They are having an awesome sale through the end of the month of, where every Digi Stamp is 50% off!!!

Here is the card I made  for their Wacky Wednesday challenge over at Crafters Digital Art Center   This was a color challenge, using Red, Yellow and Turquoise with one of their stamps. I used one of their characters, "Stella" along with the sentiment that came with it.

Bugaboo Stamp "Stella Birthday Aged to Perfection"
Copic Markers
Card Stock~AC Textured (Black card base), DCWV~Citrus (Yellow)~PTI (Red)
Stickles Glitter Glue for the Balloon
Paper Glaze for glasses, dots & shoes
Stash-Brad & Red paper

As always, Gilby and I LOVE your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I don't know what's up with Blogger, but a card that I posted a few days ago was no longer on my blog (strange), so I re posted it today (below). Now I have 2 posts for today.

I want to share a little card today that I made using one of the shaped cards from . As I mentioned before in a previous post, Regina Easter (the owner) is just the best!!! You should stop by if you haven't been there before.

Now, on to my pretty little Butterfly, I'm going to be entering this in a few challenges that I'll list below. I'm really in the challenge mode right now, so don't be surprised if you see some more.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

*Claudia and Co.~Butterflies
*Creative Inspiration Challenge~Glitzy and Bling
*Paper Pretties~Texture
*Sweet Stamps Blog~Butterflies
*The Crazy Challenge~Anything Goes (2nd entry)
*Use it Tuesday~Bling
*Whimsical Wednesday~Shaped Card

Once again I found all these challenges through Feline Playful
This is the place to go if you want a good challenge!!!

10/4/11-Linked to 


Butterfly Card~The Cutting Cafe'
Card Stock~PTI
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder~Divine Swirl
Prima Flowers-Trini Bright
IROCK and Gems

As always, Gilby and I just LOVE your comments...his tails just wags away when he see's me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a great Mother's Day weekend! Here's a card that I designed on my gypsy with the help of my hubby. He is really good at helping me when I can't make a decision, which is often!!! LOL

Anyway, here is the card, I call it My Flower Pot of Lo..vvvve! I'm entering it in some challenges that are listed below. I hope you like it!

Designed in my Gypsy
Cricut Cart~Walk in My Garden
Flower pot was cut at 2.75~Flowers 1.30 and 1.15~Leaves .85 and 80
*TIP, FOR "TOP TIP TUESDAY" I cut 2 of the flower pots, I flipped it the upside down and glued it to the back of the 1st one, leaving some of the base showing. I inked that part green and had my base for the flowers and leaves.*
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder~Dots and Spots
Cardstock~PTI and Stash
Pattern Papers~Bo Bunny~Avocado Dot and Petal Pushers/Cosmo Cricket~Garden Variety/We-R-MemoryKeepers~Nonsense
Sentiment~Pink By Design~Scripted Year
Ribbon~Funny Farm
Ink~Stazon Brown Timber for distressing and Momento Tuxedo Black for Sentiment
Black Gel Pen

I'm entereing it for the follwing challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges~Flowers
Hippity with Ippity~Flowers
Patti Lynn Creations~May Flowers
More Than Favors~Wacky Wednesday-Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge~Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday~Flower Frenzy-My Tip

I found all of these challenges at . She has a list of challenges for everyday of the week, as well as the winners! It's Awesome, you should really check it out!

As always, Gilby and I just LOVE your comments...his tail just wags away when he see's me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I work in patient care and I know how GOOD customer/patient service is so important. You don't find GREAT customer service very often, but I recently have experienced some outstanding customer service that I thought I would share with you!

The first is Regina Easter from . I purchased some files a few weeks ago and was finally ready to work with them this weekend. I'm kind of "duh" when it comes to computer issues, so I was having a hard unzipping some of the files I purchased. I send an e-mail asking Regina for some help AND you know what she did, she unzipped them & sent them to me again, so I was able to work with them. All while she was in Hawaii!!!! For her to help me so quickly while she was in Hawaii was just above & beyond GREAT customer service. She has some really cute things over there, so you should go check her out if you haven't already!!!

I also wanted to mention Cindy from . This is a new company that I just found out about last week. They sell all kinds of supplies AND their prices are incredible!!!
Well, I had some questions about ordering AND Cindy was right on it, she e-mailed me right away with the answers and when I had some more questions over the weekend, she e-mailed me today with the answers AND apologized for taking a couple of days because she had a family crisis. I can totally understand that, but the fact that she apologized and is really trying to make me, the customer happy, I really appreciate that!!!

We have some of the sweetest bloggers out there as well!!! A few recently took the time out of their busy schedules to answer some questions for me (I know, what's with all the ?' AND I really appreciate that!!! Thank you, Sarah (The Pink Cricut), Robyn (My Pink Stamper) and Ruthie (September Ninth), you all are AWESOME!!!

I'll have something crafty to post real soon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I thought I would share a link to some really yummy blog candy!!!  I've never worked with any of these products, so I would be especially thrilled to win!!!......But, if I don't win :D I would love to have one of my followers win, so head on over & enter!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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