Wednesday, December 14, 2011

clearance deals @ Walmart

Hi All ~ I went to a Walmart about an hour from where i live today and found some super deals ~ each of these studio G craft supplies were a whopping .20 cents! I picked up 3 mini punches, the bat, spider and witches hat. I also got two of the 4 pack glitters and 3 rolls of ribbon, there is 4 feet on each roll. 
They also had the rest of the studio G line of the stickers and paper packs for .20 cents each. Be sure to check your local (or further!) Walmart craft sections.
Gotta love a deal!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Bee-Day Seanny B!!!

Here is a cute card I made for my Brother in Law, Sean. His nick name is Sean-ny B, and I thought these stamped images worked "bee-autifully!" Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cricut Vinyl project

Wow. Its been some time since I have been able to craft or post. I lost my electricity, water and internet during Hurricane Irene for nearly 6 days...and to boot when the power went out, my PC's power supply got fried!
I had been quite busy with work for the entire summer and didn't get to make but one card....Well, its finally Fall and I seem to have more time on my hands. I made a super quick vinyl project and it turned out super cute! Pictured below, is the 3 drawer desktop storage, from Walmart, clearance $4.00 each from the back to school section. My sister asked if I could find some storage for the kids crayon and markers, I found them, but I had to pretty them up! This was so simple. I used my Gypsy to choose a couple of semi-solid images and a font. I cut them them out in the pink (Cricut brand) and blue (from the art store) vinyl. Which was a deal - single sheet vinyl - $1.12- cheap!!! :o)
The font for both, is from the Birthday Cakes cartridge. The crown was from Sweet Treats (i hid the lines) and the heart, George and Basic Shapes. The little airplane and the sailboat (hid lines) are both from the B is for Boy cart. In the top drawer, I also tucked in a small stamp set for each kid. My sister and her kids loved them! If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive project for a kid, try this!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday Humor

Hi All! Hope you are all doing well out there! I have been quite busy with work lately, leaving only a little amount of time to craft and post but I did manage to make time for a special card for my "favorite" Brother in Law. Lol! I love all my BIL's equally, but we have a running joke between my sisters and their hubbys about whose husband is the best. Anyhow, I made this funny card using the Cricut Camp Out cartridge, I hid a few cuts on the out house because i wanted my top layer to be a little more solid so i could have the door open to a little tiny cupcake. I used a couple of punches too, the MS Pine tree and a Fiskars corner punch for the tiny moon. I inked the edges and put the top layer of the outhouse through the Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder. I created the "rocks" using circle punches that i tore down to size, crumpled and inked them. I put pop dots under one of them for some dimension. The little grass patches between the "rocks" I made from some scrap green paper and used my regular scissors to snip it up. Scotch quick-dry glue worked very well to stick them between the "rocks". For the foreground, I tore up some paper (looks like dirt or a dried pond bed) from a old stack and crumpled it a bit and stuck it down. I added a brad on the outhouse door. I hand wrote the "Hope your birthday..." (i do not care for my own hand writing but I didnt have a punch to fit it and i didnt have enough time to find and cut a cricut label) the torn edges add a great rustic feel to the card anyways- just added two brads to either end to finish it. The inside of the cards reads, (if you hadn't already guessed),
To my FBIL - "is the sh*t" lol. He appreciated it!
I really do enjoy making cards that are scenic, rather than just a few Cricut cuts stuck down, personalizing it makes it all that much more fun to give!
Until next time!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Card

Here is the card I sent to my Dad this year for Father's Day. The truck image is from Just Because cartridge. The hearts that are in the back of the truck are the Martha Stewart multi heart punch. The red sentiment is made from my Dymo label maker (LOVE it!). I used the lowercase font wheel with some hearts. I ended up adding a tiny deer and pine tree punch (both Martha Stewart punches) to the card also, but of course I forgot to take a second picture of the finished product!! Enjoy & hope this card inspires you.

Wishing Dads all over the world a very Happy Father's Day 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just the 2 of them! Anniversary cards & dessert

Here are three anniversary cards I made for my 3 sisters. I also made them strawberry shortcake to celebrate. Sorry that the last Pear card is so blurry - I had forgot to photograph it before i sent it and my BIL used his i-phone.

Nature's Beauty

Today at my house there were 6 beautiful Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies. I could only capture on camera five of the six - i guess one was being camera shy! My dog was quite intrigued by them too.

**Edited to note : I have done a little research and these beauties are called Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day cards

I have been madly busy for weeks- not alot of crafting time has been had. Also been ill (yes still) on top of things and havent had energy for much of anything until yesterday So here are couple Mother's Day cards i created using. sugar and spice for the scallop circle, a paper punch for the circle and Recollections metal butterflies - inked with Staz on and then added UTEE - they came out really nice. The other cards were similar in shape but one i just used the MS 3 butterfly punch and stickles. The last card I used some Paula Deen powdered sugar stencils (Michaels .60 cents for 5 designs) and just used chalk ink and sponges. At the moment i dont recall what cart i used for the round card shape - sorry. Thanks for taking a look.


Thanks to Joann for the Stylish blogger award. For this one you have to first thank the person who gave it to you. Next you have to tell 7 things about yourself. Then you pass it along to 15 other bloggers.
Here goes some interesting (or not) facts.
1. I love thrifting - I have found some really neat stuff and even a Cricut cart for $2.00
2. I love candles.
3. I LOVE listening to Relic Radio(.com)
4. I am a paw print fanatic
5. I have a paw print tattoo on my rght ankle
6. I LOVE KONA COFFEE!!! (Hawiian Gold!)
7. I could card craft 24/7 if you let me!
Ok ~ so passing this on to 15 lucky folks....
QC Kelsey
katie ota
Terri Deavers
Cheryl Gaffney
Simply Sweet by Sharon
Best Hobby Eva

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4 cards and a Note...


Morning all! I just wanted to share a few Easter cards I have done today and a birthday card. I also realize I have a couple og Blog awards to attend to ~ I have not forgot about them! Im just going through all of the blogs I follow and its taking much longer than I expected (I have to gather 45 more blog addresses & names!!! to finish accepting). So please bear with me! Thanks! On to the cards . I did these quickly this morning. Two cards were made with the new Martha Stewart punches I picked up a couple weeks ago (listed under TJ Maxx Deals) The Bunny ear one came out as my favorite. I just found a bunch of Springy- Easter type patterns and punched and glued them on to a light grey diamond print paper and layered that on a lavender cardstock - I used Microsoft Publisher to create the sentiment and then punched sideways with the EK ticket punch (boy, that punch has sure got its moneys worth!! I use it soo much!). The second punch card , also used Easter 2010 cart, MS Egg & Basket punch and Storybook for the scallop ovals. I cut the litte blades of grass by hand & added some bling for the Bunny's collar, plus a little ribbon at bottom. The third Easter card, I am not sure i love it too much, but I used Holiday Cakes for the bunny and EK Real Estate punch for the stamped (studio G -2009 series) sentiment, plus the i-rock for the gold bling. The last card, a birthday card is an older Studio G cupcake stamp. I had it in my "extra cut" box and saw it today & was inspired to make something out of it. I layered it and used some Copics on it and the purple layer used an MS PAtP to make the pretty border.
Thanks for taking a look & I am hoping to finalize my blog awards this evening!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

40th B-day invites

Here are the invites i made for my sisters upcoming 40th birthday party. The polka dot paper i ended up using is a making memories glitter polka dot called Ella Glittered Dot. This is an older paper design. I got a 25 pack of 12 x 12 at Big Lots this past Fall for $1.99. At the time I thought "what would i ever do with 25 sheets of the same paper??" But when i remembered I had it and tried it out - it worked out quite well. My only regret with this invite is, I feel like i wasnt creative enough with party information and that I should have written something whitty. But I guess i cant worry about that now, considering they are already in the mail! I will share a pic of the butterfly jars I am making as soon as they are finished. thanks for looking. :o)

Stylish Blogger Award!

(updated post - I forgot to attach my list of recipients!!)
I have recently been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from Tiffany @ 
Sometimes I find it difficult to describe myself,  but I think i have figured out a few interesting facts that make me - me!
Thank you Tiffany!! for this award. The requirements for this award are that I tell 8 things about myself, and pass on to 8 bloggers!

The 8 things about myself are:

1. I  am fascinated with ghosts & ghost stories and shows.
2. I love dogs (well ok almost all animals~ except ROOSTERS!!, and thats another story!)
3. I love sleeping in when i can
4.  I hate mushrooms...blech!!!
5. I love Sirius music station "Hair Nation"
6. I am total night owl - I tend to be the most "crafty" after midnight -hmmm...what does this say about me???
7. I am completely addicted to listening to Relic Radio ( especially when i craft - full of horror stories and mystery theatre.
8. I should have been born in the 1930's - 1940's - I love that era!

Ok, and here are the 8 bloggers I would like to pass this award on to:

1. Alexandra @
2. Gopi @
3. Diana @
4. Melissa @
5. Sarah @
6. Kristen @
7. Carri @
8. Jen @

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mini haul plus a crazy birthday invitation idea...

Found a couple of good deals tonight @ Joann's & Michael's. First, I found the most beautiful 12 x 12 scrapbook at J's - This Martha Stewart album was only $5.97 !!! It has wooden butterfllies attached to some of the ones you see on the front cover. (I saw this EXACT album across the street at M's for $19.99!) They also had a pack of the identical MS stickers and I have a Yourstory (white album) but I thought - why not get it already made and its really gorgeous. It will be absolutely perfect for my Sister's upcoming 40th surprise birthday! We are having a butterfly theme. I am making the invites- hoping to get them done this week. I am also making the centerpieces, they are going to be awesome! They will be tall mason jars with a moss bottom, and i am going to add stems of ferns and maybe some flowers (not sure if dried or not) and using a real, small branch im going to hot glued a silk or fabric butterfly on it and put holes in the lid of jar. When i think of this idea it reminds me of childhood- catching butterflies and bugs. Hope it makes sense to you all - lol. I actually had terrible headache on Sunday and had slept for like 14 hours and while off in la-la land is where this idea came about. My initial thought was to have delivered the invites via the jar, using the same idea but with a small scroll inside with the info on it. My younger Sister Amy thought I was crazy! LOL, Depending if I can get enough jars in time, I still may go with that idea and make the centerpieces too.
Or maybe I will just make them for my immediate family and then mail out the pretty paper invites to the others....
Oh, the decisions a crafter has to make!!! The other deal was $3.97 for the Optic Dot Edger by MS and the Birthday Candle punch (also MS) The large MS Butterfly punch I used a 40% coupon on and got it for $10.19 ~ Ok I need to stop buying and get to making these invites!!! Any suggestions on what else i can put in the jar?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Birthday Cards

Here are two birthday cards i have made to sell at my Sister's bakery. The first I used the Martha Stewart cupcake punch and pop dotted them on to 1.5 inch scallop circle punch. I inked the edges with a pretty Studio G chalk ink square. The "happy birthday" phrase is from 3 pack of Inkadinkado stamps. I used the Mother's Day 2010 Cricut cart for the little label (third on left from the shift key) i used my Gypsy to hide the hole in the tag also. The second card i cut 3 strips of pink, yellow and lavender paper (4 inch tall by 1 3/4 wide) and stamped them in cordinating colors with some Hero Arts Cling Stamps (Happy Birthday Cupcakes). I used a one inch piece of green paper and stamped the sentiment and used some clear embossing powder over the green ink. The narrow orange paper is done with a mini dotted scallop edge punch from EK Success. The little cupcake epoxy sticker is actually a brad that i pulled apart - as i had already stuck down the green banner with pop dots. I'm lucky to have a sister who owns a bakery! She lets me put my cards out for free and people actually buy them! Thanks for checking them out!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Simply Charmed Chickie

Hi Guys! I'm here with a card i made for my cousin Heather's 18th Birthday. I used the Simply Charmed cart for the chickie, the hat and the balloon. i used the Fiskars cupcake border punch at the bottom and tried my hand at ruffling ribbon...I so need more practice at this! I put a brad in the middle of the ribbon, i had used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attatcher and it was too short through the middle and you could really see the staples. I also used the Polka Dots Cuttlebug folder for the background. I drew the string on the paper before I had cut the final balloon & would have liked that part better if I would have waited! :o( oh well.
I printed out the sentiment and used a 1.5 in. scallop circle punch for the white and a 2 inch scallop punch for the yellow. I used a white with blue dot ribbon at the bottom too just too get a little more blue in it. I'm not 100% happy with this card ~ but I think the chickie herself is rather cute! Thanks for taking the time to stop by & check it out!
Happy 18th Birthday Heather!! I still cant get over how time just flies by! :o)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Made by Momo ~ "Got Followers?"

Momo @ ( is having a blog link for bloggers with less than 200 followers. It is a great way to make new friends and get new inspiration. I have found sooo many new blogs & all I can say is there are some super, super talented people out there! Thanks for taking the time to check out my page, I will hopefully be posting some new stuff soon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

TJ Maxx deals

I stopped by TJ Maxx today to see what scrapbook items they had. I found two MS paper punches i didnt have. They are the eggs and basket (3.99) and the bunny ears (2.99). I find the store carries some neat paper punches and craft items from time to time.

Cool Cars Cake

We had my nephew/Godson's 3rd birthday party on Saturday. Its always so nice to get the family together! I just wanted to share a  couple pictures of the cake my sister made (Georgetown Cake Shoppe) and I made the street signs for it (all from the Cars cartridge). I used my Gypsy to weld the letters from the Keystone cartridge for the sign- it ended looking like a little billboard! Here are a couple of views. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lightning Speed Mqueen - The Star of the show!

My Nephew/Godson Casey will be 3 years old in just a few more days! Another time for me to say - where does the time go??? My Sister Amy asked me to make his invitations - I gladly agreed. We initially wanted to make the top character with the Cars Cricut cart. But after attempting to make one - I was like I called her up and asked if she would mind if i could design an invite rather than trying to put so many tiny parts together -she didnt mind at all. So I came up with a very simple white layer using images that i got on the net and found the cutest Cars satin ribbon @ good old Wal-mart, clearanced for $1.50 per roll! I had wanted to use a checkerboard pattern paper as a mat but they didnt sell any at my Michaels and I didnt feel like waiting for it be shipped. So when I found the ribbon i knew it would be super cute!  Hope you all like them!

Sweet 16 for Amanda!

My oldest niece, Amanda has just turned Sweet 16!!!! I cannot believe it - where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday she was a rosy cheeked little toddler running around with her dolly, and now she is a gorgeous teenager in high school & studying to get her drivers license! Boy, do I feel old! Oh well! :o( 
Here is her card that I used my Gypsy to design it using the Birthday Cakes cart for the cake, the 16 and the word sweet. The patterned paper is from my stash so I'm not sure who makes it. The card base is PaperTrey Ink kraft. For the word "sweet" i used DCWV Glitter cardstock - Border Punch Strips, which i found at Tj Maxx for $2.99. I ran the purple "cake" through the Cuttlebug using a Sizzix embossing folder, Flower Vine. I used a ton of pink Glam Rocks on the numbers and Stickles on the candle tips. The pink Mini Round Gems I found at Michael's are from Recollections line Boutique Fleur. Although they are not self adhesive, I really like them. They were very simple to add on my card, I just used a tiny dab of Scotch Quick Dry, dropped them on and they came out completely clear and give great dimension. 
Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Slideshow of Cards