Monday, December 5, 2011

Busy, Busy!

I have to tell you that Monday completely snuck up on me. We were so crazy busy this weekend (all great stuff) but wow, I didn't have time to even sit down until now. I made this card for PDCC109 and CS#68 on Friday and am just posting them now.   Honestly I have to say that these colours were a HUGE stretch for me but I loved the results. I also dusted off my eyelet box and gave those relics a stop in the spotlight again:) So without further ado... Here's the inspiration...

 Supplies Used: Cardstock: SU blushing blossom, pale plum,very vanilla
Patterned: K&Company
Die-cut and image: Cricut Imagine with Craft Room Basics and Imagine More Cartridge (The large panel is a weld of a rectangle, circle, and top note cut)
Bling: Stickles, Velvet Ribbon, Eyelets, liquid pearls

 In unchallengy news: These are a few of the party decorations I made for the shower I hosted. I totally underestimated the time required to pump these out and was up until 2am Saturday night:) Lesson to be learned for the Christmas version. 

Supplies Used: Cardstock: DCWV baby girl stack
Cricut Expression, Ribbons and Rosettes, and New Arrival
Random stash of buttons, brads and pearls
Wooden Skewers
Baby Bottles
English mints

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Neighbour card and the first Christmas Card of the season!

I'm on a roll! Two days of crafting in a row! I think it's been at least seven months since that happened and I'm working on some baby shower decorations using the new ribbons and rosettes cart as I type so stay tuned for some more cuteness later this week...This first card was a successful attempt with the cricut craft room and my imagine. I had problems with it on my computer but when I stole my husbands laptop, everything worked. I consider myself lucky because I think a lot of people have been having problems. When it works though, it's awesome and I'm sure provocraft will continue to work the bugs out on it. I made this card for my new neighbours, nothing fancy but I wanted to give the craft room a whirl.

 Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific white
Patterned and die-cuts: Cricut Imagine More,Cindy Loo,Craft Room Basics Carts
Ink: Stampin Up Close to Cocoa
Stamp: SU
Bling: Dollar store pearls and stickles

This next one is for DCD#43, It's been forever since I've done a challenge so this was a fun one to jump back into. Here's the sketch

And here's my card

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, SU Handsome Hunter
Patterned: I honestly can't remember, I bought it last year. Maybe little yellow bicycle??
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bravo Burgandy Craft Ink
Die-cuts: Cricut Imagine with Lacy Labels, George
Bling: Felt Flower and Red Rhinestone brad, iridescent ice embossing powder: SU, buttons:random stash; Rhinestones: Irock by imaginesce; ribbon: Michaels

That's all folks, have a great night, I'm off to assemble rosettes and watch parenthood:)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My New Toy!!!!

Wow, it has been months since I've posted, and really pretty much that long since I've had some time to craft. My usually overflowing stash of cards has been completely depleted and instead of focusing on Christmas, I needed to get some much needed birthday cards created. I can't tell you how great it feels to be creating something again. Sometimes I forget just how therapeutic, my hobby is.

What about my new toy you say??? Well let me tell you! One of my best's and I went down to the CRAZINESS of black Friday this past week and I picked up the Cricut Imagine for a mere $187.00! Even better is that I've already sold off my baby bug and a few carts and completely recouped the cost! So now my craft room is abuzz with both the expression and imagine! I've been very fortunate (unlike the majority) to have no problems with my new machine so I was able to start creating last night. So here is my handy work.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned:Little Yellow Bicycle
Diecuts: Cricut Imagine and Imagine More Cartridge
Stamps:None on front, Inside sentiment says: They say it's your birthday!
I love this one for a guys bday. So easy! I cut the ruler layer in addition to the base and popped it up as well as the man with the megaphone:)

This was actually the first, hot of the press card I made. I kept it simple because I wanted to see if my new baby worked!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzill (brown)
Patterned: Cricut Imagine More Cart
Stamps: SU
Diecut: Simply Charmed Cart
Bling: Irock by imaginesce

 Card #3 and perhaps my favorite. I made this for my Stepmom's birthday. She'll be getting it a week late but better than never:)
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific white
Patterned and die-cut: Cricut Imagine and Imagine more Cart
Stamp: SU
Ribbon and twine: SU
Bling: Irock
Buttons: Random stash

Not sure if anyone is still around after all this time but thanks for stopping in if you are!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Can you believe I'm back?

I know you all have been wondering where in the world I went. I'm sure you've been haunted by the question for the last few months, worrying incessantly... Okay maybe that's a touch overboard but for the curious, this is what a portion of our summer looked like...

My DS Isaac has had to undergo one of two hip surgeries with the next one coming in a few weeks. So needless to say, our life has been a little different this summer. We've still had plenty of time for fun though rest assured:) Because of this though, I've really lost touch with the crafting side of things so I was thrilled to have a chance to play in my craft room with Sydney this afternoon. So here are the offerings...

This first one is for the current Trigger Tuesday and SSSC133

And here's my card...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific,Bazzill
Patterned: K&Company
Stamps: Hero Arts
Diecuts: Cricut Expression with George and Kate's ABCs
Bling: Ribbon: Michaels, jewels (random from stash); cuttlebug

This next one is for a friends birthday and I just whipped it up for that.

Not sure why the pic came out so fuzzy but oh well...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: SU and Copic
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: memento Tuxedo Black and Copics

LOVE how easy and quick this one was to make and perfect for a masculine bday!

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and I'm hoping to not be nearly as much of a stranger. Be prepared for a LOT of thank-you cards:)


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A little mojo

How's everyone doing today? We've had some rain here that was actually quite refreshing after a few hot days. The sun is welcome back tomorrow :) It seems like this week is insanely busy (I've gone back to work part time, end of school stuff, church meetings, etc..) but I still got some time in the craftroom last night. It's nice having nothing to watch on t.v. because it gets me upstairs. I'm working on an apron for my daughter so that should keep me busy for the next few days too. Anywho, enough about me, here's what I did last night for mojo194. DH is away on a few business trips over the next few weeks so I wanted to stock up on cards to sneak into his suitcase. Here's the inspiration...

And here's my very simple and clean interpretation...

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Recollections; Copic
Patterned: K&Company and Bo Bunny
Stamps:Amber Ink digital stamp
Ink: Copics
Recollections border punch

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Anyone for a playdate?

A playdate cafe challenge that is. Yes I'm all corn but I can't help myself. Here's the inspiration,

And here's my baby, this is from last weeks mojo monday sketch...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill, SU
Patterned: Echo park
Stamps: SU
Ink: SU
Ribbon, Michaels, random button

Two for the day, I think I'm done:)
Enjoy the rest of your day!

CPS meets ABS!

Good Morning everyone! Wow it's a beautiful day here and we've had such a cruddy spring that this is sooo appreciated! I had time to play last night (FINALLY!) and I have a list of challenges sitting in my craft room that I'm going to attempt to get at today. For this post though, I combined CPS221 with ABS say it in...

Here's the inspiration...

And here's my offering!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: SU old olive, and barely banana
Patterned: K&Company
Ink: SU chocolate chip kraft, Ranger distress ink
Stamps: SU (Sorry no Annabelle stamps yet!)
Bling: Clear and Chocolate embossing powder, ribbon, marvey scallop punch
Cricut Expression and Create a Critter Cart

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mojo 189

Well It's Mothers Day Eve (I like to prolong the festivities as much as possible!) and am SUPER PUMPED that my hubby and kidlets replaced my broken bbq with a brand spankin new one! So now that my stomach is filled with bbq burger goodness and our company has left, I have time to post this card I made for the mojo189 challenge!

Here's the sketch...

And here's my card...

I have to say that I absolutely love the newest DCWV nursery boy stack. The papers are awesome!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned: DCWV
Cricut Expression with Paisley and Elegent Edges Cart
Metal bookplate: SU
Hemp twine: LSS
Alpha stickers: Kaiser Krafts

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge #7

Baah, I think my luck has run out and my duties as a mother and wife have to supercede the crafting diva within me! This is my last challenge for today although after our company leaves tonight I might take a looksy at the other ones and try to finish off another one or two. So without further ado.. here is Challenge #7 make a scrapbook page. Kind of fitting since it's national scrapbooking day! This was just the kick in the butt I needed to pull out some photos and create a page so many thanks to Robyn.

Here you go...

Pretty quick and simple considering the time constraint. But here's the supplies:

Cardstock: SU
Patterned: K&Company
Cricut Expression with Elegant Edges and Everyday Paper dolls
Rubons: SU

Have a great day everyone!

Challenge #6

Back again with Challenge #6 over at My Pink Stamper.  This one is to incorporate a tag into your project...

Supplies used:
Cardstock: SU
Patterned: (drawing a blank, sorry!)
Stamps: SU
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Cricut Expression and wrap it up cart
Buttons: random and Ephiphany craft button punch
Ribbon: SU

Off for one more!