Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sprint to the finish...

OK, for those of you who personally know me, I'm sure this title got your (I am anything BUT a way, not me!) Actually the finish line I'm referring to is a huge (well for the area I live in) craft fair that I am participating in this coming Saturday. I took a brief inventory of what I have made, and I need to make so much more...ACK! My posts will be very light this week, with my focus on Marathon crafting.

Next week, I will share with you what sold great, and what didn't. I am hopeful though, I was at a crop Friday night making more altered notebooks and I sold four of them right there. This was really impressive since there were only four people at the crop (My mother and I were two of them). And no, Mom didn't buy any, in case you were

Thank you all for your support and sweet, sweet comments. I really appreciate it.

I'll see you soon! Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thinking of you

Hello, and thanks for stopping by,

This is another simple card (that's pretty much what I

All products used on this card are from Stampin' Up!. The stamped image and sentiment are from the Hostess set, Silhouette Sentiments. I just love the delicate designs in this set!

I used 1/2 a sheet of whisper white card stock for the base (folded in half for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card) I then layered taken with teal card stock (5 1/4 x 4) and finally a layer of designer series paper (5 x 3 3/4). I stamped the image, trimmed the card stock around it and tore one side. I then cut a piece of taken with teal card stock and made it a little larger, also tearing it on one side. I mounted the image and cs with dimensionals and added some 1/4 inch whisper white grosgrain ribbon. I also added SU's self adhesive pearls as a little accent to the flowers. I just love SU's self adhesive rhinestones and pearls, they are excellent quality.

Well, I'm off and running...
See you soon! Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Three Bears

Hello and Happy Monday!
I wanted to share my three bears with you...

Yep, you guessed it, Create a critter (sorry, I'm addicted). SU card stock and designer papers. I layered another My Pink Stamper sentiment onto a scallop punch and I used the paper piercer this time instead of a gel pen. I will have some more Holiday projects for you. I am getting ready for a craft fair the first weekend of October (I cannot believe how fast the year is going by)

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you soon!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The card says it all

This is another quick card brought to you by Create a Critter. It's "Stinkin' cute"
Card stock and pattern paper from Stampin' up!, Create a Critter cricut cartridge. Sentiment from My Pink Stamper Punny-licious set (link on my side bar). She has so many awesome sentiment stamps check it out! I layered the sentiment (1 1/4 circle punch) onto pink 1 3/8 punch, and a scallop punch. Inked the edges and added accents with a white gel pen. I also used the gel pen and black marker to highlight the skunk. I love this card, and I hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you soon!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Simple and Elegant

This is a simple card that I thought was just beautiful.

I got the idea from Angie of at she made this card and an awesome box to go with it. My version of this card is made at 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 (1/2 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock). I simply embossed the front of the card using my big shot and an embossing folder from SU. Then I stamped a design from the vintage labels stamp set twice and punched them out using the scallop punch. I punched the center from one of the stamped images and affixed it to the front of the card. Once it was in place, I then stamped the card through the hole so they would match up. Super easy!

I placed the second image behind it and glued it down to the inside of the card. A little ribbon embellishment and you're done! Angie shows all of these steps on her video (awesome!!!) She also uses shimmer paint from SU on hers (you know I had to order some after seeing that...It'll be here later this week ... lol)

I hope you like this idea as much as I do. See you soon.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cricut Imagine Launch and other fabulous things

Hello everyone,
I wanted to remind you that today is the launch of the Cricut Imagine on HSN. Wow! They sold over 2000 in the first hour - Amazing!!! Have you see this machine? It does so many awesome things.

HSN is really appealing to the crafter today :) They have lots of great deals. Items from We R Memory Keepers and huge (un-retired) paperstacks from K & CO. When I say huge..I mean huge...I think there are 360 sheets per stack (paper addict alert!!!!!!) If you are looking for a deal, definitely check out

I just wanted to share with all of you. I have had a busy weekend crafting and will have more cards to share with you tomorrow. Have a great week!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A few more :)

Hi there,
Thanks for stopping by again :0) OK, so yes, I am addicted to these little notebooks. They are just too cute for words and there are so many possibilities for them. The kids at my daughter's school are going nuts over them. I will make a bunch of them for the upcoming craft fair :0)

All of these were cut from the Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge. Cardstock from Stampin' Up!The  pattern paper for the mug and snowman are from My Minds Eye "Signature Christmas", the blue/pink tree pattern paper was loose at Michael's, and finally the Christmas tree and stocking are on pattern paper from The Paper Studio "A Heartwarming Holiday". Ribbon is from various sources and the lace is from SU.

I used some stickles on a few of them, and the stocking was run through by Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder from SU.

I hope you are having a great week! See you soon :0)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ahhhhh, cooler weather

Some wonderful cooler weather is here, now I can think about Christmas a little :) Here are a couple of cards that I made for the holiday season.

This card is made on SU card stock (old olive). The pattern paper is from My Minds Eye (Signature Christmans by Jen Wilson) The image on the front is retired from SU.

This is another wintry card that I made. Both card stock layers are SU, The pattern paper is from My Minds Eye (same pack as above...really, I'm addicted to this paper, it is all Ribbon from SU in bashful blue. The snowman is retired from SU I colored him with markers and punched him with a scallop circle punch. The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I hope that you are getting to enjoy some cooler weather too. I can't wait for Fall!

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you again real soon.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Hey Y'all! Thanks for stopping by. I just had to share my latest project with you.

A little background to the story... I teach kids church every few weeks (4 year old to 4th grade...huge range) I always try to play games that help incorporate the message we are teaching. This week we are discussing Moses and the burning bush, the focus is on listening and obeying. The games in the teacher guide, I felt, were lacking a little. So I search the plethora of useless information I have stored in my brain over the years and decided to reinvent a game that I used when I was a candle demonstrator.

Basically, a leader reads a story and every time a certain word is said, a favor (or several depending on the size of the group) gets passed. Usually, the one left holding the favor when the story is over gets to keep it. I have enough candy so that all of the kids will get a piece and the ones holding the favor get to open and share.

I decided to make little fire favors (burning bush theme and They are 3 pieces of chocolate wrapped in tissue paper and tied with red and gold curling ribbon. The little flame is from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and I layered it on a SU scallop circle punch of black card stock. I threw them together quickly, but I think they turned out great. I can't wait to have fun with the kids in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by. I have several posts scheduled for this week, so I'll see you soon!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hello again and Happy Friday!

I Hope that you all have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend. I wanted to share another card with you. This one is a little different style for me, but I thought it turned out pretty good. It is a Z fold card. I used SU card stock and the pattern paper is unknown (I have had it for a long, long time and it wasn't marked on the back). The stamp on the front is from SU Vintage Labels set and image on the inside is from Martha Stewart Flourishes set. Both images are stamped in Old Olive ink. The pearls are self adhesive from SU (love them!!!)
Thanks for stopping by, I will see you soon!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fallin' for Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year. Cool weather, lots of color everywhere, woodsmoke in the air, crafts fairs and beautiful sunsets. Ahhhhh! I can't wait.

Here are my first couple of Fall themed cards for the season.

Top Card: Base card is Crumb Cake (kraft) and  CS is pumpkin pie both from SU. The image and sentiment for both cards is from Inkadinkado, Autumn Foliage stamp set. Pattern paper is from Brenda Walton. Accented with golden colored ribbon and mini buttons and string (I think they are both from making memories)

Bottom Card: Very Vanilla base and pumpkin cs. Image stamped in Really Rust ink from SU. Shimmery rust colored ribbon and gold stickles for the center of the star shaped flowers (sorry, I know it is hard to see)

I can't wait to share more seasonal creations with you.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you again soon!