Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween ~ It's almost over!

I know Halloween is almost over but I wanted to post a picture of me from last year! 

I'm not sure what's bum or the creepy clown!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Project #26 for the month of October

Still going on till October 31st!

Happy Friday!

Do you have big plans this weekend?  Me?  Just cleaning and crafting, and hopefully not in that order!  Did any of you watch Emma last night on her UStream?  I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that has "technical" issues!  I won one of her video's from Momo's birthday celebration, I can't wait for it to get here!  Emma's creations are always so cute and cheery!

Now on to the card...

From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge
measure cup cut at 6.41 x 3.71
shadow cut and welded at 7.16 x 7.46 (before weld size is 7.15 x 3.71)
cut layers to match
Stampin Up ribbon, linen thread and flower punch
buttons, chalk white pen

Oh I just wanted to show you one more thing...Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrap'n sent me the cutest card, so I wanted to show it off!  Once you've been to her blog you'll see how much she loves Halloween, her house is amazing, it truley looks haunted...I wonder if her kids have nightmares! LOL!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

OOPS! I Missed a few days!

still going on till October 31st!

Hi !

Well looks like I missed a couple of days of my project a day for the month of October!  Oh well, I'm human!  Maybe this weekend I'll make it up!  You'll just have to stay tuned...

This is a card that I made a couple of days ago for Madison. If you haven't heard her story you can go to Trish's at Techniques by Trish.  I hope she likes it!

Rock Princess Cricut Cartridge
girl cut at 3.25 x 2.76 and layers to match
pop princess cut 4.66 x 1.30 and layers match
Peachy Keen Stamps
chalk, rhinestones, white pen, stickles
Tip ~If you don't have a gypsy or you are unable to use the hide feature on an image.   I learned this from Erin at erin lee creative,  cut the base layer 2 times once in the color that you like and one for the skin tone you like.  Then cut the "skin" one so you have a face to stamp on. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Inking Pink Awareness Hop!

Welcome to our Inking Pink Awareness Hop! Our paper crafting community spans the globe and brings all of us together under a common roof. We are grandmothers, granddaughters, mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, best friends, wives, cyber-friends and design team teammates. Many of us have family or friends touched by breast cancer and all of us want to encourage all of you to check yourself!

This hop will take you around the world, so please sit back with your morning coffee or evening tea and celebrate our stories and projects with us. Some of your fellow crafters along the hop are even offering blog candy! Please give a little comment love to each and every crafter along the way. We hope you enjoy our hop, and most of all we all want YOU to give yourself the greatest gift and do a self-check tomorrow. The more you do it, the more breast aware you will be!

Our hop starts at Patricia's blog so if you started some where else please start there you don't want to miss what we have for you.  Otherwise if you came from Kellie's your in the right place!  If you get lost, I've listed all the blogs at the end of my post.

 My project is a candy jar that's been glass etched.  I saw some similar in a Ballard Design catalog.  Well they must be the in thing, because I wanted to post a picture of the inspiration and there isn't one to be found on the web! 
For step by step instructions keep scrolling down!

You only get a cookie if you do a self check!

No 2 ~ is etched

start with a plain glass jar,
Plantin Schoolbook 
"NO" cut at 1" high
hyphen cut at 1.55 x 2.22
2 cut at 2.39 x 6.77
using cricut vinyl

when cut pluck out the part that you would normally use, and throw away

add transfer paper so you don't lose any small pieces

carefully remove vinyl and transfer tape from the mat, then carefully adhere to glass.  rub all over.  carefully remove transfer paper, without removing the vinyl from the glass.  burnish all edges down so the etching cream doesn't seep underneath.

apply etching cream really thick.  I like to dab rather than brush, I've noticed in the past, that if I brush it tends to leave brush marks.  After 5 minutes you can wash it off.  I've done quite a few etching projects and something happened this time that's never happened before.  When washing the cream off, the vinyl lifted in two place.  I didn't think much of it but after I dried it and removed the vinyl the cream had seeped under it.  Even though it was watered down it still etched the glass.  If you see the water lifting it, I think it may be wise to wash fast and remove vinyl once all the cream is gone.  Instead of drying it then taking the vinyl off. 

Glass Jar ~ Walmart
Cricut Vinyl and Transfer pape
Amour Glass Etching Cream ~ Michael's

I hope your enjoying your hop!  Your next stop is Lori at Comfort Cottage! Remember if you get lost you can look below to see the whole list of blogs !


For more information on Awareness and Self Examinations please click on the following links:

                                                 patty at

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 7 of Sneak Peak Week!


I can't believe the Scrappy Mom's Stamps sneak peak week of A Pinch & A Dash is over!  But that doesn't mean that using these stamp is over!  I hope that you've got plenty of awesome ideas from everyone on the design team.  If you haven't checked out the other members please do so!  Then when your done head over to Scrappy Mom's Stamps blog and you can see all their other stamp sets!

Now on to the card, I wanted to show another card that wasn't food related.

Mini Monsters Cartridge
monster cut at 4.72 x 3.0
and layers cut to match
my little shoebox
Stampin Up
Ribbon: Stampin Up
white, red and black pen
button, thread, chalk
Peachy Keen Stamps

*** Big Blog Hop Next Week***

Enjoy your weekend, I'll be back on Monday!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 6 of Sneak Peak Week!


Wow!  I just saw that I have over 400 followers...thank you!  This blog has been alot of fun to do, and I have learned so much from all of you too.  My hope is that I can keep it interesting for you to keep coming back!  If your new to me be sure to leave me a comment with your blog address so I can see (stalk) you too!  :) 

Here's a project, not a card that I made using the Scrappy Mom's Stamps newest set ~ A Pinch & A Dash.  I added a bag of coffee beans but you could insert a "gift card" in it too!

Winter Frolic
cup shadow cut and weld at 4.29 x 4.86
in between the two cups I welded a rectangle at 1.02 x 2.30
when welded the 2 cups and rectangle should measure 4.30 x 10.77
cup and layers to match cut at 4.05 x 4.86
rectangle is cut from PlantinSchoolbook
Tags, Bags, & More
tag cut .67 x 2.0
tag shadow cut .75 x 2.0
Paper: Stampin Up
ribbon: Stampin Up
white pen, Stampin Up brown ink
Don't forget to check out the other DT members for their awesome ideas (on the left of my blog)!

***Also have a HUGE BLOG HOP next week***


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 5 of Sneak Peak Week!

I hope your day was a good one!  Sorry to get this post out so late, had a few technical issues, too long and boring to go into!  Anyway today is day 5 of Scrappy Mom's Stamps sneak peak week...the week is almost over, it's gone by so quick!  I hope you've had as much fun looking at everyone on the DT blogs as I've had, there have been alot of creative ideas!

Now for my card...please be kind...this didn't quite turn out the way I wanted.  I love my little lettuce heads, but I got somewhat carried away with my white pen...blame it on the flu!

Straight From the Nest
scallop oval cut 4.18 x 5.47
party hat 1.46 x 1.93
layers to match
Plantin Schoolbook
circles 1.80 x 1.74 cut 2 for lettuce heads and 4 more to tear for layers
Papers: October Afternoon, Stampin Up, Bazzill
Peachy Kean Stamps
white pen, chalk, Tim Holtz Ink, Stampin Up Ink


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Second post of the day! Circle Monthly Challenge

Hi Again,

Just a quick post so I could get this entered in the Cricut Circle Blog monthly challenge.

The challenge was to make something in celebrating creativity!  So I made a wall decor project inspired by my gypsy! 

Carousel Cartridge
ticket shadow cut 11.44 x 5.90
ticket cut 10.84 x 5.71 with borders hidden
letters cut 1.33 x 1.40
and shadow feature to match
Home Decor
bee cut 2.64 x 2.0
cut layer and shadow to match
Forever Young
flowers cut 4 at 1.61 x 1.71
4 at 1.42 x 1.51
4 at 1.28 x 1.35
 run flowers though a crimper over and over again
peel the flower in half, when your done each size should have eight layers add a brad through the center. Ruffle the flower to make full and fluffy!
Paper: October Afternoon, Bazzill, and unknown
Stampin Up Jewel brad


Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 4 of Sneak Peak Week!


Karma, you know that thing what goes around comes around...well it happened to me!  Yesterday while looking at what the other Scrappy Mom's Stamps team members had made, I made a comment to Lauren about there was no way she was sick, because she has so many great ideas.  Of course I was kidding, and I told her so, but no sooner did I say that, I began to feel terrible and ended up with the flu.  So as I write this I'm terribly sick!  And to top it off my oldest daughter is coming home for the weekend (my "paper loft" is her room)  so I have plenty of cleaning to do so she has room to sleep!  No worries everything always works out, one way or another!

Ok enough about my "issues", don't forget to check out the other team members creation, their links are on the left!  Now on to the card...

Cherry Limeade
lemon (card) 5.19 x 3.93 cut 3 weld 2 together
1 run through Cuttlebug ~ mesh
little lemons cut 1.77 x 1.34, 1.84 x 1.39, 1.93 x 1.46
also weld one each of those sizes to the lg lemon card
leaves cut and weld and hide part of it 3.30 x 5.47
I took the two halfs, welded together and hide one the halves

Peachy Keen Stamps
Scrappy Mom's Stamps ~ A Pinch & A Dash
white pen, chalk, ribbon and button

 Just a preview of what's happening next week!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 3 of Sneak Peak Week!


I hope you are having a good week so far!  I sure am, especially with these stamps...I've been waking up with ideas!  The card I have today is perfect for waking you up!  And while enjoying your morning cup, browse through the other team members for what they're cookin up on their blogs.  Just click on their names under the "Scrappy Mom's Stamps" DT button and enjoy the moment!

From My Kitchen Cartridge
pot shadow cut at 5.22 x 3.73 and welded
pot cut 5.04 x 3.73
and layers accordingly
Cuttlebug folder D'vine Swirl for coffee
Stampin Up Punch
button, twine, stickles

Scrappy Mom's Stamps ~ A Pinch & A Dash


Monday, October 18, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Sneak Peak Day 2


I am having soooo much fun with these new stamps!  Today's card is not what you'd expect from the "A Pinch and a Dash" stamp set from Scrappy Mom's Stamps!  Talk about thinking outside the box...speaking of boxes, you have to go see Lezlye's card!  In fact you need take a peak at everyone on the design team, they are all listed on the left, under the Scrappy Mom's Stamps Design Team button.

Now on to my card...

I love this card!  Yes, I said it!  I rarely compliment myself, but this card just makes me smile!

Carousel Cartridge
ticket shadow cut 2 at 7.64 x 3.94 and weld
ticket 7.64 x 3.94
ticket border and center cut 7.64 x 3.94
ring leader cut 3.12 x 2.99
ring leader shadow cut 3.22 x 2.99
Straight From the Nest
banner cut .51 x .65 cut 8
layer and shadow .51 x .61 cut 8

Paper: Bazzill, Theresa Collins
Scrappy Mom's Stamps ~ A Pinch & A Dash

white pen 


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Newest Release ~ "A Pinch and a Dash" set

***if you're looking for the Fun~Mare Before Halloween Blog Hop click here ***

I'm still so excited to have been chosen for Scrappy Mom's Stamps DT!  Melanie and Tammy have come out with a new set of stamps "A Pinch and a Dash" that go perfect with the "From My Kitchen" cartridge!  I have been wanting a set for this cart for a while!  Here's a sneak peak of their newest set...

Aren't they fabulous!  Everyone on the design team will be featuring this set all week!  So go and check out their creations and then head over to Scrappy Mom's Stamps to pick up a few...they're like potato can't just stop at one!

Well here's my card, I hope you like!

yes, that's pepper in there!
From My Kitchen cartridge
spice jar cut 2.17 x 4.30
shadow & layer cut accordingly
plastic cover from old cricut mat for window
Paper: Graphic 45, Colorbok
EK Success punch
ribbon, button, twine, black pen
Scrappy Mom's Stamps

Current Design Team