Thursday, September 30, 2010

Swedish Fish Anyone?

I made a sweet little gift for my younger sister, Amy. She is a full time mom (3 kids!!!) with a full time day job, plus she holds a part time job too! Whew!!! We are meeting on her lunch hour tomorrow and I thought that I would bring her a sweet little treat to make her smile. Instead of just handing her a box of Swedish Fish candies, I decided to jazz up the the box with a cute sleeve with cuts made from the Hannah Montana cart. I used my new EK ticket punch- which if you could'nt tell - im obsessed with! lol!-stamped with My Pink Stamper - Family & Friends stamps and the new 5x7 Polka Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. Finished with a little edge inking with Memento in Rose Bud. Thanks for taking a peek today!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blog candy arrival!!

 A big thank you to Kel and Laurie from - A couple weeks back I was the 35th follower of their blog. I got my scrapbook album and package of little metal tags in the mail! Thanks Girls!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Throwback Thursday - Challenge 98

This weeks Throwback Thursday is a no Cricut challenge! Not too hard for me. This is how my card making began about 10 years ago. Stamps, paper, stickers and some paper punches, there was no Cricut!
First card is kraft cardstock base with 3 scallop circles (hand punch) the EK tag punch holds the computer generated sentiment, green background put through the Cuttlebug with Traffic Jam folder (love this one!) some orange chalk ink and yellow stickles. The second picture is 3 cards (r) is a 3 x 3 using MS ice cream cone and drippy goo punch. there is also thin strips of glitter paper and pink. On the white background paper i used a pink, yellow and orange dotted stamp from Stampin Up. The middle card - kraft base with some stamping - i dont recall the brand of stamps used here, edge inking and then some pink and green bling was also added. The card to the left is super simple ~ white card, cream color base, with single (studio G) stamp adhered some ribbon across top and bottom and finished with a little blue chalk on the edges and here and there on the sentiment. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


While rummaging through the thrift store today I spotted something neat. On the top shelf I found three booklets - Full Color Vignettes. They are Old Time Fruits and Flowers, Floral and Old Time Animal Vignettes. An initial favorite drawing is a dog with cigarette in paw, wearing a hat & glasses reading the paper. The smile on that dog just makes me giggle! Both the animal and fruits & flowers have over 300 images and the larger floral book has 429 images. The best part of all I got each book for only $1 ~ I really hope I will be able to cut these beautiful books apart!
Here are a couple of pics of some of the amazing artwork that is in the 3 books.
(sorry for the glare - they are glossy pages)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch - TTC ~ Ep. 93

Pumpkins cut is from Pooh and Friends - this is the icon image with Owl located on pg. 44. I didnt realize there were so many cute cuts on P&F - glad i have it! This cut was tricky - only because i didnt want to cut multiples of the pumpkins, so i kept on switching papers and stopping machine - but i worked out fine. (Next time I would probably use white paper and my Copic markers!) I used a Glaze pen in dark green ( #830) and a black gelly roll for doodling, D'Vine swirls folder for background paper, orange with black saddle stitch ribbon (stash) and my i-rock (LOVE IT!!) with the tube of orange, blue and pink blings - these are the mirror type - not the sparkling blings. The image is pop dotted over the swirls and then placed on a kraft base. Thanks for checking out my card!  

Monday, September 6, 2010

Halloween Pumpkin

Cute Jack-o-lantern cut and bats (black glitter paper) cut from Paper Doll Dress Up. 
Background Halloween words paper - think that is a Target dollar item. I inked up the pumpkin (and card edges) with a black chalk ink from Joann's and used some Eucalypyus green Stickles on his vines & stems. Under the orange and black stitch ribbon, I used MS Drippy Goo punch. The three images are popped up and there are 4 Recollections pearl stickers in black and orange in the top corner. To outline his mouth, eyes, and lines I used these great little applicators I got from Sarasota Stamp Co. last year while I was at the Big E fair. I will definitly get more than one package this year, think they were $2.00 for 10 of them. Enjoy!

Poly Shrink Dog Tag

I have lost my dogs ID tag. I have had a couple packages of Poly Shrink sitting around for quite some time and attempted to try to make a quick tag from it. I used my Mickey & Friends Cricut cart to get the dog bone shape. Used my Cropadile to make the 3/16 hole at the top. Knowing that the material will get about 45% smaller, I cut my image out at 1 3/4 inches. I used some StazOn ink in Azure blue for the paw prints and a black fine point Sharpie to write his info - then i stuck it in a box and put the heat gun on it. Took only a minute or two to get down to size. Came out pretty good for a quick dog ID tag. It will serve the purpose until I want to spend the money to order one. In trial I cut a couple of sizes of the dog bone - i ended up stamping and writing on them, I will use them in my scrapbook for his pages.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

October 31st - Haunted Window....

It's a dark and moonless night and you have lost your way. You run until you see an old house. You peer in to the window looking for someone to help you, but instead you are confronted by dozens of eyes staring back at you!!! Ok - ya my lame attempt at a spooky story to get you to come and see my card! LOL!
Im in love with the new October 31st cartridge. This is my "Haunted Window". I cut the window from grey cardstock @ 4.5 " and inked it with some black and brown chalk ink.  a  I glued a piece of acetate to the back of the window cut - looks so cool! I added a couple of different sized spiders and bats in black glitter paper(cut from Wild Card). Layered with a piece of bright green is the "eyes" paper from old stash of NRN paper, last detail is the purple ribbon with some Halloween wording on it. This card has really got me into the Fall and Halloween mood! Thank you all for stopping by to check out my cards and creations!
Here are a couple of views, with and without the flash.

Two Halloween cards

here are two Halloween cards - one is my attempt at a suspension card that i saw on youtube from The Stamp Goddess, and the candy apple is cut from the new October 31st cart. I have a dual purpose for posting - while i do like to add to my blog page - i for some reason have the most difficult time getting a picture to load onto the Cricut message board - it used to work when i used photobucket but for the last year or so - they just wont work - so the easy way to do it now is just copy & paste my pics from here! oh well ~ hope you enjoy the cards.

Slideshow of Cards