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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

For a Chance to win ...

This fab tote for the Cricut Expression and a Stand and Salute cartridge, click here to find out how!