Saturday, December 19, 2009


The kids are out of school! That means the hectic, stressful part of my Christmas is over. Now to enjoy it! And Svg Cuts is having a giveaway! Check out their post about it here!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's Thursday!

And that means I am using Lindsay's Stamp Stuff today! For this card, I started with this week's sketch from 2 Sketches4 You, and rotated it on it's side. I cut the card itself with my trusty ol' paper trimmer, from a Christmas stack I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I cut a light green rectangle, inked the edges, and then topped it off with a sleigh I cut with my Cricut, and a sentiment from Lindsay's Christmas Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers digistamp set. I just printed, colored, and punched it out with a scallop circle punch. Don't forget, all her sets are on sale, buy 2 get 1 free through December 23rd-Don't let this one get away! Now head over to Lindsay's blog to see what she's up to-then check out the other DT members awesome work!

"Cherry Kisses" for Friday Sketchers blog

I put together this "girly" Christmas card based on this week's sketch from Friday Sketchers . The card base is from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff winter printables set -so pretty and winter-y! Don't forget, she has an awesome sale at her store right now, buy 2 sets get a 3rd set free! I love the little girl on the snowball, and I couldn't wait to put her on a card! Her name is Cherry Kisses Snowball, and I picked her up as a freebie *somewhere* but I have no idea where! If you know, please tell me so I can link it up! I covered the snowball with Stickles, and it sparkles beautifully in real life! The sentiment was a rub-on from DCWV. The hardest part about this card was tying the bow! I'll tell you, that sucker would NOT cooperate with me! But, I finally beat it!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I made this little Christmas card to enter into a couple of challenges.Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog says..."Let It Snow". I used the sketch from this week's Sketch and Stash challenge, the ribbon and rhinestone snowflake are both from my stash and the challenge at Dare U 2 Digistamp was to use red, green, and a neutral color (and a digital image, of course!). This digistamp is from Dustin Pike, and the red card background is a digital printable from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, the Winter Printable Set. And, don't forget, Lindsay is having a buy 2 get one free sale on her sets until December 23rd! Thanks for looking-comments are always appreciated!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Two new cards to share...

I am frantically trying to finish making Christmas cards to send out, so I sought out some challenges to help me with a little inspiration. The first challenge I took was with Sketch Saturday. I made the navy blue card topper out of Wasau shimmer paper, then, using my Winter Woodland cart, cut the bird (#3) out of a scrap of white cardstock, a snowflake (#4) out of clear acetate, and the "Peace tag" out of silver glitter cardstock by DCWV, and out of white cardstock using the shift function. I accented it with some sheer white ribbon with silver snowflakes from my stash.The second card I did, I used Card Patterns sketch 44, and flipped it on its side. The penguin is a cute digistamp from Pollycraft, and I used up some paper scraps for this card. I also added some gemstones that I colored with my red Bic Mark-it pens. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Thursday *Edited to add the scut file link

The big story today-Lindsay is having a HUGE sale at her store until December 23rd! Buy any 2 sets, get a 3rd set of your choice absolutely free! So buy 4 sets, get 2 free, and so on.This is a fantastic deal, grab it while it's here-the perfect time to get those sets you have been eyeing!

Now, on to my project for this week:

I made these cute little cocoa packets for my son's class. I cut the mugs with SCAL, tied a ribbon around it (but no bow, 'cause that would be too girly ;-) ), added a cocoa packet, and a candy cane, and I will also be adding chocolate dipped spoons to each packet. I printed out enough of the "Hot Cocoa" digistamps for each packet, then colored them and punched them out with a circle punch. I punched out larger scalloped circles of complimentary patterned paper, and attached to the top of my packets with Glue Dots for the perfect little embellishments. These digistamps come in the Warm Winter digistamp set, along with some of the cutest little snowmen and women ever- check it out!

Thanks for stopping by-now I am off to bed for a while, for all crafts and no sleep makes an impatient mommy! Check out Lindsay's blog, she has a freebie for you, and she will have links to the other designers blogs for you to check out their fantastic Lindsay's Stamp Stuff projects (Hey, you can get some great ideas of what to do with the great sets you pick up ON SALE!). I know that I am headed to their blogs myself this afternoon-these gals are uber talented!

*You can download the scut file (made in SCAL1) for cutting 2 mugs at a time HERE

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Holidays

Today's "Christmas craft" is a card using this week's sketch from 2sketches4you, a fab new digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (aren't these snowpeople just too cute for words?), and Colorful Christmas papers from My Mind's Eye. Since I live in the south, we rarely get much snow, so I have to fufill my need for "the white stuff" with paper snowpeople and glitter. This Cute Snowcouple digistamp is a start! For those of you that get a lot of snow, this set is perfect for those wintery scrapbook pages! The "Happy Holidays" sentiment is from Lindsay's new Winter Printables set, I just printed it, and punched it out-cant get much easier than that! The snowflake under neath the sentiment was cut out using my new Winter Woodland cartridge (thanks to my sweetie pie, I was able to snag it on Black Friday).

Thanks for looking, and be sure to drop by tomorrow for another Christmas project! Now head over to Lindsay's blog, she has a freebie for you!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Christmas Wreath from Paper

Starting today, for the next few weeks, I have several Christmas crafty projects to share with you. This is my pride and joy for the season.I actually made it about a month ago. It took several days, and ALOT of work. I cut the wreath and holly leaves using a free file from Dan's blog last year( I think he may still offer the file for a small fee), and a free poinsettia cut file from Lora's blog. I cut the leaves out of various different cardstocks with glitter, shimmer, pattern, and different shades of green and white. After I cut them all out, I dry embossed some with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Stylized flower folders, inked direct to paper on some, then attached each leaf invidually, shaping as I went (I rolled the edges around a round rub-on stylus). I cut the poinsettias out of 2 shades of red card stock (one shimmer, one matte), then dry embossed the veins of the flower by hand with a stylus and added Stickles to the veins on the top layer for glitz and to help it stand out. I cut the little gold centers out of a bunch of silk flowers from the Dollar Tree and added the shimmery red and gold bow (which I FINALLLY learned how to make myself, thanks to Martha Stewart!). Thanks for looking (and stop back tomorrow for more crafty Christmas goodies!)

Side view:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sale at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

A little birdie told me that Lindsay has a 10% off sale at the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff shophandmade shop, now through December 2nd. And she's still running the "spend $5.00, get a free stamp" special-hurry over and grab these deals on her awesome digistamps!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

December Daily Album cover

As I was surfing 2 Peas, I started to run across a lot of albums (really cute ones) that were labeled December Daily Albums. I thought it sounded like a cool idea, so I looked into it a little more. It's based on an idea from Ali Edwards' blog ... and basically, it entails taking a photo a day in December, and doing a bit of journaling about it, to capture the whole holiday season. For my album cover, I was inspired by this weeks' sketch from 2Sketches4You. I used chipboard, my Cricut, some scrumptious Basic Grey patterned paper, some cream colored paint from Making Memories , some red Basic Grey cardstock that I Cuttlebugged with the Swiss Dots folder, lots of fabulous red and cream ribbons and trims, and the Christmas Potpourri Wreath digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I used a snowflake chipboard piece from Making Memories, that I coated with Martha Stewart mica flake glitter and attached with a pearl brad.

Lindsay has a contest to win a free set of digistamps going on at MyGraphico in the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Group, and all sets at MyGraphico are 20% off for Thanksgiving Thursday only! Head on over to Lindsay's blog and check it out! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff *And a Christmasy Freebie!

Well, I must admit I panicked a little bit when I got ready to do my post for today and realized that I had left my camera at my father-in-law's house yesterday! Then I remembered...duh, I HAVE a scanner! (insert smack to the forehead here!) So I scanned my cards for miss some of the dimension, but you get the general idea! Here goes...

For this week's Lindsay's Stamp Stuff post, I decided that I wanted to meet a few challenges and make a few Christmas cards. The firstcard that I made was based on sketch #142 from . I used a couple of brand new digistamps from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, one of the Christmas Potpourri Bingo Cards (These are soooo awesome!), and the ornament is also from the new Christmas Potpourri Set. The other Christmas card for today is based on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. I used the Holly Wreath, which is also from the Christmas Potpourri Set. I added Glossy accents to the berries and allowed them to dry overnight for a dimensional look. The gingerbread girl was a Dustin Pike freebie, which I combined with the "Happy Holidays" clear stamp sentiment that I picked up at WalMart after Christmas last year. I put them together on one of Lindsay's Embossed Scalloped mat digis, and put it all together with pop dots.

Now, Last, but not least, here are some pretty Christmas Bells that I converted to svg for you! Download them HERE.

That's it for me, now head on over to the other designers' blogs, there is lots of eye candy for you!

Lindsay (owner) +she will have a freebie for you!

Cheryl Gorka










Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Here's the card I made for this week's challenge at Inspirational Card Sketches. I started with a white card base, embossed it with Cuttlebug's Dvine Swirls folder. I added a strip of red shimmer cardstock from Wasau Paper to the bottom, printed out the Embossed Rectangle digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, and the Embossed Scalloped Circle freebie (find it HERE). I stamped "Tis the Season" with a traditional Martha Stewart clear stamp, and printed out Lora's Poinsettia digistamp freebie (which you can find HERE). I colored the poinsettia digistamp with my copics, inked the edges of my scalloped circle with Ladybug red Momento ink, colored some chipboard swirls from Cherry Arte with my Copics, and put it all together with some pop dots for a 3-d effect. All that was left was tying on a sheer red ribbon for a finishing touch.

Lindsay's new set this week is this awesome recipe card digistamp set- so I had to use it-since I am still working on my sister's Christmas present ( a recipe book)! For both of these layouts, I used sketches from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks.
Your free svg file is the loaf of bread on my "Angel Biscuits" page. You can download it HERE.
Sketch 44

Sketch 45
Now head on over to the other designers' blogs, to see what fabulous Lindsay's Stamp Stuff projects they have for you!

Tracey *Christmas cards!

Erin Bailey

Tamara * a cute post-it note holder!

Cindi * a recipe card idea!

Shannon *a great gift idea!




Melissa Craig

Lindsay (owner-plus she has a freebie!)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pecan Pie and a blog candy link!

I did this page for a contest through today over at Creative Cookbooking. They challenged us to scraplift a layout from the Graphic 45 gallery for a Thanksgiving recipe page. I used Basic Grey Ambrosia papers, lace from my Grandma's house, a recipe card from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Recipe Card Set (This is a sneaky peek at the's not available till Thursday! I LOVE this digi stamp set-there are so many ways to use it! I will have more recipe card pages coming up!), and a cream colored paper doily that I cut with my Cricut and a free svg file. I chose this beauty by Susan Lui that I saw HERE.

Then I saw that Diecut Divas were having a recipe blog hop, so I added the recipe a little closer up, and I am submitting it for that also! Nothing like pecan pie for the holidays made with fresh picked pecans from my parents' house-not much can top it for a holiday dessert! My hubby doesn't like nuts, so I make it just for me and the memories! Yum!

Beth over at My Cricut Scrapbooking blog has an awesome giveaway here. Check it out!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Svg Cuts has another giveaway...

And this time it's a copy of Sure Cuts A Lot 2! Wow! I have SCAL 1, and I love it! SCAL 2 would be awesome! Click Here to find out how to win it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Christmas Card and ornament...

Today, I decided to make a Christmas card based on this week's sketch from Cupcake Crafts, and a little ornament to go with it. I used the "Dear Deer" digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, on top of the bracket shaped "embossed mat" digistamp (put them together in Photoshop),colored both the deer and the edge of the mat, and matted that on a piece of glitter cardstock from DCWV. I put three pieces of ribbon/trim on a patterned paper card, added my image, and then cut out a white snowflake and a green one (both from Dcwv's Glitter Mat Stack) with my Cricut and an SVG file from Dan's blog. I separated these with pop dots, and topped the embellishment off with a "homemade skittle" (thanks to the girls from my SCAL groups for so many money saving ideas). They are easy to make- all you need is a cheap high temp hot glue gun, and a nonstick craft or baking sheet. I tried this on freezer paper-didn't work.I think it melted the plastic, anyway, they wouldn't come up. So, I tried it on a nonstick baking sheet-worked great. All you have to do is make sure the glue is really hot, and hold the glue gun straight up and down a little bit above the mat-then squeeze! You can squeeze out the amount it takes to make the "skittle" whatever size you like. There were tiny hair like strings of glue sometimes, but they're super easy to snip off. Wait till they are completely cool, and color. (I used a Bic Mark-it)

For the ornament, I cut out two snowflakes with my Cricut (larger this time), accordian pleated a strip of patterned paper (the same as the card), and formed it into a rosette.I attached the snowflakes on top of the rosette with glue dots, then topped it with a circle Christmas image from LSS Christmas Cupcake Wrapper set (this set is useful for so much more than just cupcakes!). On Santa's hat, I added a tiny bit of my homemade "Flower Fluff"-see this post for details (this is another gem I learned from my SCAL group).

Now that's it for me...head over and check out the other designer's blogs, they have some fantastic projects and tutorials for you!

Lindsay (owner) (she has a freebie for you!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Blog Award

I was truly honored to receive this award from Creative Momma! Be sure to check out her blog for great crafty ideas! I had to answer some questions:
1. Where is your cell phone?in my jeans pocket
2. Hair? Brown
3. Mother? Debbie
4. Father? Terry
5. Favorite food? chocolate
6. Dream last night?
7. Favorite drink? Cherry Coke Zero, or white zin
8. Your dream/goal? get published and lose 30 lbs
9. What room are you in? living room
10. Hobby? scrapbooking, cardmaking, paper crafts, cake decorating (just starting this one)
11. Fear? heights!
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?wherever my family is!
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? confrontational
15. Muffins? apple cinnamon with crumb topping
16. Wish list item? Cuttlebug, From My Kitchen Cart
17. Where did you grow up? Tarentum, PA
18. Last thing you did? wash the dishes
19. What are you wearing? jeans and a t-shirt
20. Your TV? news right now-Top Chef later!
21. Your pets? none
22. Friends?love them-but don't see 'em very often
23. Your life? happy but stressful-if the kids wouldn't fight and argue, I would be blissful!
24. Your mood? good-getting ready to craft
25. Missing someone? my hubby-he's at work
26. Vehicle? burgundy sedan-a mom car
27. Something you're not wearing? jewelry
28. Favorite store?Hobby lobby
29. Favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed?today
31. Last time you cried?last weekend
32. Best friend? My hubby
33. One place you go over and over? Wal Mart
34. Facebook?Yup
35. Favorite place to eat?Olive Garden

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Treat boxes (Coffins, and mummies and Spiders, oh my!)

Here's a little peek at what I have been working on since last Friday: I have been making what seems like a gazillion treat boxes for my kiddos to take to school for their halloween pass outs. When I am finished, I don't think I will have a scrap of black, purple, orange, or electric green cardstock (or any halloween paper at all) left in my stash. I do have FOUR kids, you know! I am working on another set of treat bags that aren't finished, much less pictured. Anyway, these are some little coffin treat boxes that I cut using my Cricut and SCAL. You can find a coffin svg file HERE. I didn't like them plain, so I traced and hand cut little tops for the coffins out of patterned paper. I wrapped them in different patterned ribbons, and inked the edges of the coffins. I cut out little spiderwebs from the Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge, and figured, what's a spider web without a spider? So I printed out a bunch of "Harry the Spider" digistamps from the Cute Halloween set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff , colored them, and added my homemade "Flower Fluff", which I made from a styrofoam disc that I put in the food processor (trust me, my hubby was giving me some funny looks). It made a pile of soft, fluffy white stuff, that I colored with food coloring, Glimmer Mist, and alcohol inks. This one was a black Wilton gel food coloring that I mixed with water and the fluff in a ziploc, then let it dry on a paper towel. It made a lovely black fluff! I used some Aleene's Fast Drying Tacky Glue on the spider's legs, then sprinkled them with the fluff. It worked great to give them "scratchy-looking" legs!
The other treat holder (The Mummy) was pretty simple-made from toilet paper rolls (I knew I was saving them for a reason!), white crepe paper, and googly eyes. If you would like to know how to make them, click HERE.Thanks for looking! Now, I have to finish the other treat boxes, so head over to Lindsay's blog for a freebie, and then check out the other designers' blogs for more fabulous crafty creations!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Those crazy people at SVG Cuts...

Are giving a Cuttlebug away! I know I would sure love to win it! I am getting tired of using the "rolling pin method", ' cause I am all about easy crafting, lol! It's on my Christmas list, but if I win it, I could always make room for other crafty goodies...or jewelry...'cause my hubby actually has really good taste...
Anyway, check the post HERE to find out about it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


For this card, I decided to use this week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems (I flipped it), and I did a tall halloween card to meet the challenges on the Caardvarks blog and Cupcake Crafts blog. The very cool crow image is a digistamp from the Creepy Crows Collection at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I printed it twice on white card stock, colored one with chalk, and cut the other one out ( around the branches, etc) with my Cutterbee scissors-you could use a Xacto knife if you prefer. I then sprayed the top layer with an acrylic shine spray. I let it dry, then mounted it on top of the other Crow digistamp with pop dots. I tied an orange ribbon around the bottom of the Crow Stamp, then adhered it to the purple shimmer card I cut out of Wasau paper, added a black vinyl Thickers swirl, and a "Beware" sticker from a sheet of shickers from Target's Dollar Spot, and inked the edges of the card with Graphite Black ink from Brilliance ink to finish off the spooky look. Thanks for looking, now head on over to the other designers' blogs for lots more eye candy, and Lindsay's blog, 'cause I am sure she has a freebie for you today!

Ceal (Oct Guest DT)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Many Thanks...

I made this card that I am sharing with you today for a couple of challenges and, of course, my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff post. I used this week's awesome sketch from Kazan over at 2Sketches4You, and used a "Fall theme with a leaf" to meet the challenge over at the Belli Challenge blog . I used the Maple Leaf and Oak Leaf digistamps which you can buy individually or as part of the new Sketchy Leaves set from the LSS shop. She is running a great special- spend $5.00, get a FREE digistamp of your choice!! Now, head on over to Lindsay's blog, she has an awesome freebie for you!
After that, check out what the other designers have made for you today!
Ceil (Oct Guest DT)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Today I stumbled across not one, but TWO awesome blog candies! Check out Amanda's BLOG for the candy in the first photo, and Chris's BLOG for the candy in the second photo!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A "Spooky" Cute Witch

Today's LSS post is a fun layout using the Cute Witch digistamp from the Cute Halloween Stamp Set at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, and some Halloween cuts from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.
For the photo mat, I crumpled purple cardstock and rubbed my black and white chalk inks over it for a cool look, smoothed it out, gave it a little time to dry, then flattened it with an iron. For the page background, I took dark gray cardstock and dabbed white chalk ink over it for a textured, sort of smoky look. I tore black cardstock and layered it for the ground, again inking the edges with white chalk ink.I added some spooky black trees and a black cat from the Paper Doll Dress Up cart, and added a rhinestone spider web over the corner of the photo. I added a title block cut out of some green patterned paper from GCD Studios that reminded me of reptile skin, using a cut from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge, and inked the edges with a charcoal chalk ink pad. I added the title, "Spooky Witch", accented it with a little metal witches hat that I have had leftover in my stash FOREVER, then on the other side, topped it of with a vinyl black Thickers flourish, and some black and gray primas, with two tiny green bat shaped brads by Making Memories.
Thanks for looking, Now hop on over to Lindsay's blog-she has a freebie for you ;) and you can head on to the other designers' blogs from there.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Quick post...

Today's card was made using the awesome sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches this week, And the Cool Kid Card kit from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. Head over to Lindsay's blog to see what she and the other DT members have for you!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Win a Gypsy!

Over at, they're giving away a Cricut Gypsy! Click here to find out how to enter!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Card for Mojo Monday and Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

For today's card, I decided to use the sketch from Mojo Monday for this week, and the Magnolia #2 digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I have had this image colored for awhile, just waiting for inspiration to strike...then I thought about these beautiful papers from Basic Grey's Wisteria line... and I think they go together beautifully. And of course, being the southern girl that I am, magnolias are near and dear to my heart. I started with a plum colored cardstock base, cut the card front rectangle from the Wisteria paper, cut a square of cornflower blue cardstock, rounded the edges with a Fiskars corner rounder squeeze punch, taped it to the "leaf texture" Fiskars texture plate, rubbed with the texturing tool, flipped it over and applied it to the card. I added the digistamped image with pop dots, used my Martha Stewart simple scallop punch to make 3 borders from cardstock and iridescent vellum, and layered them on top of one another. I tied a lavender satin ribbon around the card front and then glued it to the card base. I haven't decided what occasion to use it for I will add the sentiment when I decide. Maybe a birthday or thank you card?
Well, now it's time for you to head over to Lindsay's blog (she may have a freebie for you there;-) ), and then to the other designer's blogs from there! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Halloween with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (and the Cricut)

It's a Halloween "Spooktacular" with us at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff this week! I made this cool Halloween centerpiece- out of an old ice cream tub! I saved it, washed it out, and stuffed it full of crumpled newspaper, then spray painted it black with some extremely cheap (less than a dollar) black spray paint, and streaked a little white through the newspaper for a more spooky, dimensional look. I colored and hand cut The Haunted House digistamp and a Cute Witch digistamp, both from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff,the Cute Halloween Set ,and then I used my Cricut and the Paper Doll Dress Up cart to cut the Spooky Trees, Black Cat, Spiderweb, and the Adorable ghost that is peeking out from behind the Haunted House. I layered a couple of ribbons, and added some Harry the Spider digistamps(also in this set) that I colored and flocked the legs, and also some silver glitter Lightning Bolt cuts from the Indie Art cartridge.
Here's a peek at the super cool stuff Lindsay has added to the shop this week:

Spooky Crows Halloween Set (sooo cool)-these would look so great on those Halloween/Twilight pages and cards):

And this cute set of Cupcake Wrappers (you could even let the kids color these!):Now hop over to Lindsay's blog, she has a freebie for you there-then head on to the other designers' blogs from there!
Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Card for my Hubby...

Yesterday was my husband 37th Birthday (Happy Birthday, Honey!), and this is the card that I made for him. I stamped Stampabilities "Royal Flush" stamp with Ladybug Red Momento Ink, and Tuxedo Black on white cardstock, and then sprayed with a clear acrylic HiShine Glaze. I took a white card base, and punched the edge with my Martha Stewart Simple Scallop Punch. Then I used DTP (Direct To Paper) inking with the Tuxedo Black. I added the word "Lucky!" cut out from Indie Art Cartridge at 1", and also the shadow of the same cut. On the inside, I wrote "Lucky me, that is..." .
Oh, and I did this by candlelight! The power was out for 3+ hours, so I did the best I could with what I had..."Lucky" I had already cut out the sentiment, huh?
Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!
Thanks for looking!
Thanks for looking!

Cartridge giveaway, week 2

Cricut is giving away cartridges to celebrate their 100th cart (Winter Woodland). Check it out here!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cartridge Giveaway!

Provo Craft 100 Celebration!

“Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you to our great Cricut community members, we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week.)

Here’s how it will work. Each week we will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page. Here is the
link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to this thread.”

Find more info on the forum HERE

Good Luck!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another Christmas card...

This card is made using my Cricut...did I mention that I love my bug? I cut the card itself with one of the hordes of svg files I have collected, and attached some ribbon that I found at Wal Mart last year and loved.I inked the edges of my card with Brilliance Moonlight White ink, to give the card a kind of a "frosty feel". Then I cut the snowman from Doodlecharms out of brown cardstock for the regular cut, then for the shift cut, I cut it out of DCWV white glitter cardstock (I love it because the glitter doesn't come off everywhere, and I have had success cutting it with my Cricut). I cut the glitter stock using my Deep Cut Blade, set at a speed of 2 and pressure 4. I also cut the itty bitty snowflakes (that I added to the top of the Merry Christmas tag) out of the DCWV cardstock and using the Doodlecharms cartridge. The Merry Christmas plaque was cut out using Storybook cartridge, the "Happily Ever After" plaque, the accent/frame cut and the accent/blackout cut, then used the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from some Martha Stewart stamps I picked up last year, and stamped it with Brilliance Galaxy Gold. The snowman's scarf was a scrap of red velvet ribbon that I tied around his neck, and frayed the edges by making little snips with my Cutterbee scissors, and running my fingernail over it.
Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!
Thanks for looking!

Want a chance to win?

Sketchy Thursday is giving away some new Cosmo Cricket, go check it out!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Contest Entry

This is contest entry for those crazy folks at TodaysMama and Cricut. Be sure to check out Cricut's cool new cartridges and the chance at $30,000 in travel for you and your friends at the Great Gypsy Escape site!

Great Escape Meme
1. If you could escape to anywhere in the world where would it be?

Europe- I would give anything to see all of the great works of art in Italy and France, and the scenery in England and Ireland...

2. What song do you play when you are by yourself in the car?

Old country songs

3. If you had a night to yourself, and money was no object, what would you do?

Take off with the hubby to Memphis or Nashville, with a stop or two for scrapbook stores along the way.

4. What is your guilty pleasure?

Sweets-I have the biggest sweet tooth in the world!

5. What is the farthest place you have traveled away from your home?


6. Last book that you couldn't put down?

The last Nora Roberts book I read- "Montana Sky"

7. When you want to escape into another time, what movie do you watch?

Well, it only takes me back to the 90's, but I love Sleepless In Seattle and When Harry met Sally, and I watch them every time they're on tv.

8. What is your favorite local escape?

This week it will be the West TN State Fair- I try to watch for seasonal fun for the family, and this will be great photo ops!

9. How do you escape on a budget?

Don't go far-find fun things to do in the area ("staycation"), try to find things that each family member is interested in.

Best food you've ever had while on vacation.

Oooh, that's a tough one...Key Lime Pie in Florida or Ribs and Hot Wings at BB King's in Memphis immediately come to mind.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

'Tis The Season...

I know, some of you are thinking, "already?", but I have decided to (try to) make all of my Christmas cards this year, so I had better get started! Today's sample is made using the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches this week, and a digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, who is sponsoring ICS this week. I started with the Sketchy Cosmos from LSS, colored them with my Copics, added a sprinkle of brown and black Doodlebug flocking to add some soft texture to the center of the open flower, inked the edges with chalk ink by Colorbox, attached it to the top of my patterned paper from Cloud 9 Design, added a scalloped strip I made using my Martha Stewart Simple Scallop punch (which had also been inked with chalk ink), and attached it all to the red textured cardstock base. I stamped the sentiment "Seasons Greetings" from Art Warehouse on a scalloped circle (another Martha Stewart punch) that I punched out of a piece of leftover red cardstock, and added a red dew drop that came with the Cloud 9 Christmas kit.

Now head on over to the other designers' blogs to see what they have for you today!



Diana (welcome to the team!)





Melissa C





Ellen (September Guest DT)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Getting started on Christmas lists... (And Find The Freebie...)

My post for today is a last minute entry for Triple The Sketch, sketch 71. I have seen all kinds of ideas to get organized for Christmas, and I am determined to carry out my plans this year! I found this great site that has downloadable calendars and lists, The Grand Plan. I printed the sheets out, put them in a white 1" binder (super cheap in the back to school supplies right now). And of course I had to decorate it (can anyone say, high school flashback!). The base is Martha Stewart Golden Woodland cardstock pad, and I cut the scalloped circle and flourishes using SCAL. I added a vintage Santa freebie I found on the web, printed on watercolor paper and heat embossed the edges in gold. I added this cute Peppermint Digistamp from the April Collection at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, printed 3 times and colored with my Bic markers and white Uniball Signo pen. I attached it in layers with glue and pop-dots, and added the little 7Gypsies sticker and the title strips. Thanks for looking!

If you would like the svgs for the flourishes, click HERE and HERE . Now head on over to the other LSS designers' blogs,Lindsay decided to give away a bonus free digistamp this week!

Lindsay (owner)










Melissa C

Melissa B

Free file for you today...

Just a simple little pink flash drive that you can cut out and piece together-I removed the letters. Enjoy!
*it has been brought to my attention that I forgot to add the download link-sorry!You can download it HERE.