Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SKdigis Design Team Day.

Hello everyone. Well, it's been an  interesting week so far. I have survived my first hurricane in NYC this week.
My days are now busy with preparations of the ING NYC Marathon for Sunday.
The guys in my house are on their way to NYC to join me and to run the marathon on Sunday. Hoping for a nice and sunny day. 

Now today is Design Team day over at SKdigis. Sonia has a new set of digis that are just released today and are waiting for you to play with. Here is one in time for the Fall season.
I just love this little turkey. I colored and cut the image using my cameo. I added a sentiment from the BugBites Autumn Splendor stamp set and some ribbon.

Please stop over and check out the other great DT projects using the awesome SKdigis images,

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Celebrate the Occasion challenge #86- Fall

Hope everyone is doing fine. I especially send me thoughts and prayers out to all of those on the east coast in the thick of hurricane Sandy.

I am writing this post from my hotel room in NYC. I am safe and sound in my room, but the wind is howling at the window.

Now, let's get to this weeks challenge. This week, the DT over at Celebrate the Occasion are  inspiring you all to make a card that represents Fall to you.

When I think of Fall, I think of the harvest of  fall vegetables and of course Thanksgiving. So here is my card.
Please join us this week and show us your fall inspired creation.

Here's how I did it...
A2 card base.
All paper from my stash
Cornucopia/layers cut at 3.5" and embossed
Sentiment from BugBites Autumn Splendor stamp set

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Witchy Day

Hello everyone. This weekend is starting to be a bit crazy. I was suppose to travel to NYC on Tuesday but had to change plans due to the tropical storm and leave tomorrow!

Oh my so much to do.

I have a quick Halloween card to post today for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: use orange and Black. 
What was fun about this card is the buttons. I had my friends making our own buttons with Shrinky Dink paper. You can see the tutorial here.
Here's how I did it...
base card is A2
All paper from my stash
Mat cut at 4.25 from Lacy Lables
With/layers cut at 3.75" from Wrap it Up cartridge
Twine from Twinery
Ribbon from my stash
Buttons I made with shrinky dinks!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Srappy fun time!

Here are some pictures of my projects for my scrap retreat weekend last week. The theme was Scrapping on Broadway.

Each attendee got a paper bag "Playbill" with challenges to complete. Once all challenges were completed, not only did they have at least 12 scrapbook pages done, they also won a prize. Here are some pictures of the inside of the book.

I even made my own scratch off cards for this special extra challenge
tucked inside a pocket 
Swimmer cut file from Pretty Paper. Pretty Ribbons SVG files

Each attendee also got little treats each evening as well.

filled with candies

filled with candies- file from SVGcuts

Caramel apple suckers inside these. the cut file is from Lettering delights

This was a clear pillow box I willed with candies and CM chalks 
Shopping bag covered with paper and filled with an I "heart" NY t-shirt.
The topper tutorial can be found here.

So this is what has been taking all my time the last several weeks. It all takes tie when you are making everything in quantities of 10!

I do enjoy doing this and have such a wonderful time with thees gals.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DT day with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

Wow- only about a week away from Halloween. Where are the days going.

Today is Design Team day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. I am so excited to be apart of this team. I just love creating with all the super cute images that Lisa has in her store.

I am slowly making progress with my Halloween cards. This one is so super cute.
I used the witch cut file from the Monster Mash set. I used the print and cut feature on my Cameo. I cut a few of the parts a second time to pop them up for dimension.

I printed the pattern papers from the Halloween Bats & Swirls  and Halloween Circles & Spots digi packs for my background mats.

I added a web border with my Martha Stewart punch and some ribbon from my stash. The sentiment tag is cut from the Sentiment Spots 1 set which is FREE right now. Yes, I said Free!
I cut the tag twice, added some brads and a sentiment from my BugBites Ghostly Greetings stamp set.
The bat was just a 3D sticker from my stash.

These files are so super easy to work with. Be sure to hop over to the PPPR Blog today to see the other awesome projects the DT has done. they are truly amazing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

PPPR Halloween Blog Hop Winner

Thank you so much for stopping by over the weekend during the PPPR Halloween blog hop. 

As promised we have a winner of a BugBites stamp set of choice. 

The winner is...
Donna Boyce said... Love your treat boxes!!! They turned out great!

Congrats Donna. please email me at with your stamp set  choice and address. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Fall Y'all!

Yes, indeed it is the fall season. The leaves are almost totally off our trees now and the temps keep dropping little by little. I am still downloading pictures from my scrapbook retreat weekend. They will be here soon.

Whimsie Doodles is hosting a challenge this week that is all about fall. I have to admit this is my first entry to any of their challenges- [gasp!].
However, I could not pass it up when I saw a free digi announcement on their Facebook page last week for this adorable image. This little boy is about the cutest thing ever.
I printed and colored him with copic markers. I didn't intend to cut him out, but when coloring some grey around the edge went wrong, I had to come up with a solution. I think this option turned out pretty good. I bent the tops of the rake forward to look like the curved ends of a real rake.

I think this goes nicely with one of the sentiments from my Autumn Splendor stamp set as well.

Now if you missed out on the free download of this image, you can still pick it up in the Whimsie Doodles store. How could anyone resist!

Here's how I did it...
A2 card base in brown card stock
Pattern paper from American Crafts Pumpkin Patch 6x6 paper pack
All other paper form my scrap box
Leaves cut using My Creative Time Piles of Smiles stamp and Die set
Sentiment from BugBites Autumn Splendor stamp set
Crinkle Ribbon from my stash

Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's a Moo-velous Day!

I have been scrapping all weekend with friends and family. 
We had such a great time. 
I will post pictures tomorrow of the festivities. 

Between scrapping pages in my scrapbook album,  I made a few cards. This one is for the current Fantabulous Cricut challenge, Down on the Farm

Here's how I did it...
A2 card base
Paper from my stash
Cow/layers cut at 3.75" from Country Fair cartridge
Sentiment is from MPS
Twine from Twinery

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Halloween Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Halloween Blog Hop. I am so excited to be a part of this Design Team and Hop. Wow, what inspiration for the Halloween season.
If you came here from Nicole's blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog.
Today the DT for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons are making Halloween projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.

For my project I tried a new card type called a treat dish card. I used Lisa's Halloween Critter's cut files and the following digi papers...Halloween Paper Pack 2, Halloween Chevron and Stripes, and Halloween Circles and Spots.

I used the print and cut feature on the Cameo. I also cut the body and feet a second time and popped them up for more dimension. Each spider then was attached on top of the web with a wobble.
The fence border is done with a Martha Stewart border punch and the sentiment is from my BugBites Ghostly Greetings stamps set.
I made 10 of these treat cards for my scrappin' friends at my retreat this weekend.
Lisa's files are so simple to use and are sooooo cute!!!!

Now for hopping along with us, we have some blog candy to give away. First, Lisa is giving away this big hop prize package, and i mean big. Look at all this stuff she is giving!
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on our hop and leave a comment on each blog. Lisa will randomly choose a winner of the big hop prize on Tuesday, October 23. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses.

More Prizes!!!
Being I am the last stop and you have made it all the way through the line-up, I too, am giving away a little something. I will also draw a
winner on Tuesday for a BugBites stamp set of choice!

Thanks for joining us and hope you have enjoyed the hop as much as we have making these fun projects.
Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Blog Hop Tomorrow.

I am crafting this weekend with 6 friends, a scrapbook retreat. 
We are having a blast watching movies, crafting and enjoying some awesome food. What's a retreat without great snacks!

I am also getting ready for a great blog hop tomorrow over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. There will be some awesome Halloween projects and blog candy. You won't want to miss it. 
See ya tomorrow!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

We have a winner!

I am so sorry for the delay in posting the winner from Melisa's Crafty Creations Blog Hop.

The winner of either either BugBites Magic Spells or Ghostly greetings stamp set is.....

I absolutely LOVE the witch hat!!! What a great decoration for Halloween! Thanks for the chance to win!

I'm a new follower, too!


Thank you Ashley for the nice comment and Congrats. 
Please email me at with your stamp set of choice and your mailing address.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #84- Bday card

Happy Tuesday everyone. Today kicks off another Celebrate the Occasion challenge. Challenge #84 is to make a birthday card for a guy and it must be a tall card. I know we all struggle with the guy cards, but it really isn't as hard as you think.

Floppy Latte Designs is a sponsor this month, so I decided to use one of their digis for my card today called Fishy Note.

I printed the digi on pattern card stock and then used my copics to color the bubbles and the note. I extended the fish line with my black marker.

The fish and sea weed are svg files found in the silhouette store. My card measures 4.25" wide by 8.5" tall.

I hope to see your male inspired birthday cards this week. I find so much inspiration from all of you.

Have a great week.

Monday, October 15, 2012

SKdigis Challenge-Shaped card

Today is another kick off for a SKdigis challenge. The challenge this week is make a shaped card, any shape, but no rectangles or squares.

My card is a version of an octagon. I meant to make a hexagon, but not sure how I was counting when I cut this base card. it clearly haseight sides not six..LOL!

I used one of my favorite SKdigis images, Little Frankenstein. I opened him in the Silhouette Design software and sized him to 4". I then traced him to separate all the parts so I could cut them out of my scraps of paper. He goes brilliantly with my sentiment from the BugBites Ghostly Greetings stamp set. 

The base cards was cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cart at 5.5".

This is an easy peasy challenge so I hope you will join us this week. Stop by and see what other inspiring projects the DT has come up with as well.

For more ideas using SKdigis designs, check Pinterest here.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Melisa's Crafty Creations Blog Hop

Happy Friday!!!!
Today I am helping my blog friend, Melisa, celebrate her 1 year anniversary of her blog, Melissa's Crafty Creations.  All the blogs in the line up have come up with a fall inspired projects whether it's autumn leaves, apple picking or even Halloween not to mention, lots of blog candy along the way. 

So, if you've come from Annette's blog, you're in the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, click here.

I recently downloaded some SVG files from svgcuts for Halloween treat containers. I couldn't resist the Witch hat. 
The hat measures about 7" tall and the top pulls off to reveal a small box for small treats. I think it looks great just sitting on my desk for the spooky season.
I added a tag with a sentiment from my BugBites Magic Spells stamp set. I added a few buttons and gems as well. 

Next stop on the hop is Candace

Before you go, leave me a comment and be a follower. Then on Monday, I will draw one lucky winner for their choice of a BugBites Magic Spells or BugBites Ghostly Greetings stamp set. 

In case you get lost along the way here is the entire line up!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bushels of fun with PPPR

Today is Design Team day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. Lisa has some super cute fall svg files. Apples are a fall favorite when it comes to baking for me, apple cake, apple crisp, well, you get the idea.
I had fun making this shaped card with a cut file from the Apple Picking set. It was so super simple. I popped up the front apples with some foam tape. I added some twine for handles to the basket and finally added a sentiment from one of my favorite BugBites stamp sets, Autumn Splendor.

This card was sized to fit in an A2 envelope. The card base was cut from kraft card stock which adds to the rustic look.

Stop on over to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to see what the rest of the DT has done.
Now if you don't use svg files, check out the clipart versions. You can great great projects with the same designs as clip art. Nothing special needed except a printer.

If you have projects you have done with PPPR files, drop me a note with a link, I would love to visit and see your project.

Monday, October 8, 2012

SKdigis Challenge #5 Spooky Nights

Happy Monday everyone. hope you all had a great weekend.
Today is the kick off of another great challenge over at Skdigis.
This week the challenge is "Spooky Nights"- create a project with a SKdigis image, must include a ghost.

Here is my fun "ghostly" card.
Not very spooky because this little ghost looks way to friendly. But, what I love about this little ghost is that Sonja designed him specially for my new stamp set, Ghostly Greetings. He's such a friendly ghost.

I learned how to do this starburst effect from Katie over at Crafting with Katie. She has a great video tutorial on how to do it here.

Now if you  like this friendly ghost, you can get your own Ghostly Greetings stamp set now, found on the right side bar of my blog.
Or, you can link up a project this week over at SKdigis for a chance to win a set. I hope you will join us for this fun challenge this week. I will be watching to see what you create!.

Here's how I did it...
A2 card base
Pattern papers from my stash
Starburst cut using the pie chart svg file from the silhouette store
House cut from Create a Critter 2 cartridge
Exclusive SKdigis Ghost image stamped and fussy cut from BugBites Ghostly Greetings stamp set
Sentiment form BugBites Ghostly Greetings stamp set
Ribbon and dimensional bone from my stash

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's a Fang-tastic day!

It's already Wednesday- were do the days go.

I have a cute card today using the Sesame Street Elmo and Friends Holiday cart. I rarely use it but should look at it more often. It has so many more things on it than just Sesame Street characters.

But today, it's all about the Count!
I love this sentiment because it is so perfect for so many Halloween cards. It's from the BugBites Magic Spells stamp set. You can purchase it on the right side of my blog.

Want some more Fang-tastic news?
My blogger DT friends over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons are participating in a co-hop with the gals from 3 Girl Jam. There prizes to be won and a big sale over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. Here is the code you need.
Lisa's digital artwork and SVG files are super cute. She has some amazing new files added to the store today that are perfect for fall and Halloween.


Here's how I did it....
A2 card base using Halloween pattern paper from my stash
Count/layers cut at 4" from SS Elmo and Friends Holiday cart
Sentiment from BugBites Magic Spells stamp set.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

3 Girl Jam Blog Hop

Hey everyone. Hope your week is going well.

Some of my DT Sisters over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons are participating in co-blog hop with the gals over at 3 Girl Jam. 

Be sure to check it out tomorrow. I am sure there will be some awesome projects.

It all starts here!

CTO challenge # 82 Breast Cancer Awareness

I am so excited to post today. Not only is it my turn to post for another challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion  but it also is a chance to shout out about Breast Cancer Awareness.

I think all of us have been affected or have known someone who has been touch by this terrible disease.

My card is only a reminder that there is hope with monthly self exams and annual check ups, beating this disease is possible.

CTO is not the only challenge blog bringing awareness about this disease this week, so please join us at CTO along with the other great challenge blogs like Fantabulous Cricut and Link Up for Pink and show your support for finding a cure by linking up a project this week.
You can bet I will be.

Oh, and over at Link up for Pink, you can link up to win one of many many prizes, maybe even a BugBites stamp set that I have donated. I look forward to seeing what you come up with and to help spread the word.

Here's how I did I it...
A2 card base
White and pink paper is Creative Memories shimmer card stock
Pink cloud paper from Bella Blvd
Hope title cut at 3.5 " from Gypsy Wanderings cut three times then fussy cut the brown and green being this cut does not come with layers
Flowers also from Gypsy Wanderings cut at 1.5" each
Ribbon from Stampin Up
Lace sticker tape from my stash- love this stuff
A little bling from my stash