Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Special -- All BugBites Stamps on Sale Now !!

Happy Monday to everyone. 

It was a busy weekend and I have the day off today to work on getting my Christmas tree up and maybe get some time in my craft room today. 

But for my big news today, I want to let everyone know that 
BugBites has a 
going on today. 
All BugBites stamp sets are just $10 each today! 
So if you have been holding off purchasing one of these stamps sets, now is the time to pick them up. They make a are great gift for all the crafters on your list...they make great stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts, or just a gift to yourself. 

BugBites stamps are good quality stamps made in the USA.

Order your stamps now using the buttons on the right side bar of this blog.

Happy shopping on this Cyber Monday!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Food Fare Friday!

It seems odd, to be doing a Food Fare Friday after eating all the wonderful food on Thanksgiving.
Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and you all are finding great deals on this Black Friday.

I have to admit I am not a huge Black Friday shopper, but did find myself at Wal-Mart last night at 10pm. Took my aunt to get her very own Imagine!! We braved an hour drive and the crowds to stake our claim on one for her. Love being on a mission that is successful.

So onto my Food Fare Friday. 
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes that I make often and so simple. So simple even my husband has made it!

I used the fantastic PKS stamps for the penguin faces. PKS has a challenge going on that requires a recipe. If you like recipes, check the cvn challenge out as well as the projects link up for some great recipes. I just love this cute background paper I found. 

Here's how I did it...
Base 8x8 
Penguins/layers cut at 3.25" and 3.75" from Simply Charmed
Faces from Peachy Keen Stamps

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family!

Paper Variety has a new challenge this week -it inspired my background paper. check it out.

Here's how I did it...
This Turkey card measures 4" x7"
All paper is from my scrap box
Turkey is a freebie SVG file from this week.
Twine from the Twinery
Stickles and gel pen doodles.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday.

Morning everyone! Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week!
I did some turkey easel cards yesterday to get in the mail this week.

I used a couple designs from and Treasure Box Designs.

All the paper was leftover scraps from other projects and the sentiment comes from Scrappy Mom Stamps. 
I am going to link these up to a couple challenges that you might want to jump over to link up too. 
Whimsical Wednesday Turkey Day challenge
My Sheri Crafts Thanksgiving 
Have a wonderful holiday week!

Here's how I did it...
Base is 8.5" x 4.25" scored at 4.25" and 6 3/8"
The top cover is 4.25" square
All paper is from my stash
Turkeys/ layers sized to approximately 3.5"
Sentiment from My Scrappy Moms
EK border punch

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A fall project

Now that I got my software issue resolved, I could finish a project.

This little fall plaque cost me a big $1.89 plus a few little things from my stash.
The wood plaque is 5.5" square and was only $1 and the paper was .89 from American Crafts. Paper was a double sided sheet with 4 prints on one side which included the little border title. The rest was all little scraps from my scrap box.

The scarecrow is from Autumn Cuddly Friends collection. I added a little twine from the Twinery and some raffia for straw under the scarecrows hat. The face is from Peachy Keen.

Linking this project up over at Little Scrap Pieces

Good News!!!

I figured out my issue with my SCAL files. It was as simple as upgrading my SCAL 2 software. I was nervous about doing this because I did not want to lose the option to still cut with my Cricut. I am happy to say the upgrade worked and I was able to cut an image successfully-Yeah!!

Sure Cuts Alot help!!!

Hey everyone-- well it is snowing here in MN. I did get outside early this morning in the cold to rake up some leaves in my flower beds that I had been putting off. Just finished up as the snow began to fall.

So now that the snow is falling, I put a pumpkin cake in the oven and was going to sit down and try out some new SVG files I found out at and Treasure Box Designs.

Now here lies the problem. I downloaded and unzipped the files all fine. I then imported the svg file into Sure Cuts A Lot.

NOW--I click the image to ungroup the pieces so I can move them on the mat to cut the different layers. But the ungroup button is grayed out not allowing me to separate anything.

I have been online looking for any solution to this for the last 90 minutes. I find several people have the same issue but do not see where anyone has provided a solution.

Has anyone out there had this issue and found a solution.

I have tried to trace the file and bring it in that way and still no option to ungroup.

I have scal 2.005

So Blogger friends, I am reaching out to you for some much needed help...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Let's talk Turkey

At least that seems to be the topic of a few challenges this week.

Cooking with Cricut-Turkey Talk 

So here is a little turkey card for a couple challenges this week. I had cut this turkey for my earlier turkey treat bag, but had decided to switch midstream and use the turkey cut from Create a Critter.

So this little turkey was gobbling to be on a project.
Here's how I did it...
basic A2 size card
Scraps from my stash
Turkey/layers from Simply Charmed cut at 3"
Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps
Ribbon from Stampin Up

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving is around the corner!

I cannot believe that we are talking Thanksgiving next week and Black Friday ads, where has the year gone!

Here is a little turkey treat bag that I am linking up to a couple of challenges this week. I saw that Sherri at Sherrie Scraps with Passion had  made a few of these cute bags that she in turn found a tutorial on how to make them from Robin at Robin's Creative Cottage. I just had to try one. It was super easy and so cute.
The challenges I am linking this up to are...
Die Cut Divas Turkey time challenge
Celebrate the Occasion Thanksgiving challenge
Fantabulous Harvest Blessings challenge
Cindy's Scraptastic Designs

Here's how I did it...
Paper scraps from my stash
Turkey/layers cut at 3" from Create a Critter
Little twine and google eyes from my stash
CM circle punch for the tabs at the top to tie ribbon through
Used a hole punch and grommets to tie the box closed with ribbon
Sentiment is from BugBites All Year Round Stamp set

Hope you try this simple and cute project too with the holidays approaching.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pumpkin Challenge Card

Hey everyone. I made it to Phoenix safely. It's a nice sunny day here considering I left MN, a grey and cloudy. 

As promised and mentioned in my post last night I was able to get a few few more things done in my craft room last night.

This card I made for Our Creative Corner pumpkin pie challenge.

Here's how I did it....
Paper from my stash
Card base, brown frame from Lacey labels at 4.5"
Cornstalk and crows from Simply Scarecrow
Pumpkin vine from October 31  (cut three times, brown, green and orange to make layers)
Sentiment from Scrappy Moms The Charmed Life

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I'm back, well, sorta

Wow- seems forever since I did a post. I am glad to finally be back in my scrap space doing a little crafting today. the first week of November I was in NYC until this past Tuesday working. I was there for the ING NYC Marathon. I was there with some colleagues and we are all part of the planning team for ING. It was a busy week taking care of all runners and guests. Once I got home, it took until today to catch up on  my sleep. My job requires some long ours when I travel.

There are many things to do during race week not to mention loads of things to do in NYC! One of the things on the schedule was a "Dash for the Finish Line" 5K fun run on Saturday before Marathon Sunday. It was an opportunity to run down some of the busiest streets in NYC as well as run the last part of the actual marathon course finishing at the marathon finish line!

So, myself, and colleagues, Linda and Sheila took a break from the work schedule that morning for a 45 minute run. Though I am not a person that enjoys running all that much, I did find this run very cool. Way to go girls on a great run!

Robin over at My Pink Stamper has a blog hop and challenge going this weekend. The challenge is to do a scrapbook page or photo album project. So here is my scrapbook page of the NYC 5K run.
Yup- I have a couple spots for 2 more photos.  I need to order them from the race so when I get them I can just glue them in place.

I used Lacy Labels for the tabs on the pictures and the All Sports cart for the runners.

The sentiments on the photo tabs are all from MPK Sport-tastic stamp set.

I would love to hear if any of you were in NYC for the marathon last week and if you ran the marathon. 
If you did, Congratulations, it is quite an accomplishment. 
I congratulate my husband, he ran his 5th NYC marathon last weekend. Here we are at the finish line.

I hope to get a few more little things done today...My job is taking me to Phoenix, Arizona tomorrow until Wednesday. So I hope to craft a few things tonight that I can post tomorrow from the hotel.

Enjoy the weekend everyone and hop over to My Pink Stamper for that great blog hop!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Another challenge card

Well, it is Tuesday night and I am in NYC for the week. I won't have much time to post this week, so I have this Birthday card I made yesterday between packing things to show you tonight.

Hope this happy little card brings a smile to every one's face.

Especially those on the east coast without power and heat. I have many friends there and know they are all dealing with a frustrating situation there right now.
I wish them all the best and a safe week.

I am linking it up to the Birthday Sundaes challenge this week. You really need to hop over there to see the great inspiration the DT has to share.

Here's How I did it...
4"x4.5" base card
Paper from my stash
Cake/layers cut at 3" from Simply Charmed
Sentiment from My Creative Time
Martha Stewart border punch, Twine from Twinery
Stickles for some sparkly sprinkles