Friday, July 31, 2009

My New Cricut!

Well, I purchased a Cricuit Expressions a few weeks ago.....I have been sitting here looking at it for a few days and finally decided to pull it out last night!

Boy is this thing intimidating!

I have surfed the web in hopes of finding some folks out there that are really good on this machine and wanted to learn from their expertise!

Well, there are a lot of folks out there that are sooooo good with the Cricut....that now I really am intimidated! I did run across a site that had some really good video tutorials Cardztv.

So I decided to try something simple, using the Doodlecharms I created this cute little popsicle card for my grandson's 4th birthday next week.
Mary, your video inspired this thank you!

Let me know what you think!
If any of you very talented ladies know a really good site, please let me know....I would really appreciate it!
Thanks for looking!
The recipe:
Cricut Cartridge: Doodlecharms
Stamps: GinaK designs for sentiment
Paper: Misc from paperpack
Misc: Dew drops, button and ribbon

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Great news!!!

I have some really terrific news to share today!

I have been asked to be part of the Stamps and Smiles Fresh Batch Design Team!

The Fresh Batch will have a card sample every Thursday based on the card sketch from Stamps and Smiles.

I am so honored to be asked to join this DT, I really love participating on the Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday and I am really excited to be working with a really talented batch of ladies on the Fresh Batch DT!

Here is my sample for this weeks' challenge!

Isn't Cuppy cute!!!! I love pink and brown, and they really go well with Cuppy and her cookie!

Make sure you jump on over to Stamps and Smiles and check out the other DT samples....they are really great this week!

Make sure you link up your card to Mr Linky so we can all take a peek and see your wonderful creations!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Thursday!

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge#6

Oh, my...this week at Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge blog they are having a really fun challenge!

Use any of the Peachy Keen face stamps on your project and have a chance to win some CASH to spend in the Peachy Keen store!!!! Who wouldn't love to win some FREE stamps!!!!!

Peachy Keen has the cutiest face stamps, and you can add them to any project!!!!

Here is my card for this week! I really love this flower stamp...she is so HAPPY!

By the way, Peachy Keen is offering a really neat twist to their challenge this week, the more people that post a project for the challenge, the higher the CASH amount goes to the winner!

Be sure to jump on over to their site and check out the challenge, then upload your project and lets all try to win some CASH to spend!!!!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Project Tuesday!!!!! at Stamps and Smiles

Happy Tuesday! That means it is Project Tuesday at Stamps and Smiles!

This week, we are making the super easy treat holder! It is soooo neat! You pull up on the ribbon and the treat appears! How cool is that!

Hop on over to Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday and join in on the fun! Be sure to post your project with Mr. Linky....we would love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Tuesday!


Found a really neat blog!

Ok, While I was surfing the internet this morning....I found a site where they will be having weekly recipe card challenges!

The site is Recipe Card Challenge Blog

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge...Christmas in July!

I am really excited about this site because I have been wanting to put together a recipe book for years!! I just never get around to it..seems I am always too busy doing something else. So my recipes just pile up in my drawer in the kitchen and I am always fumbling thru them to find one...

I am also excited to see some new recipes that I may just have to try!

The recipe card is 6x6, I plan to put all my cards I create into a 6x6 album, Bo Bunny makes one that is super cute and easy to embellish.

For this recipe card, I didn't stamp anything...which is so unlike me! I used my Sizzix holly die that I haven't used in years, and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I typed the recipe using Becky Higgins font "hopscotch" and printed the recipe from the computer. I am really looking forward to this weekly challenge!!!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Peach Keen Sketch Challenge #5

Well, better late than never! I am a little late for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge this week. All the festivities with my granddaughters birthday party put me way behind!

But, I wanted to go ahead and post the card I whipped up last night. I have been wanting to use this really cute scarecrow stamp since I received him. He is so cute! I plan to use him on some upcoming projects for the fall.

Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful Monday!


Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Party is over!

Well, the Hello Kitty birthday party was a success! We are all exhausted....but we sure had a good time!

This is the dress I made for my granddaughter, I embroidered the Hello Kitty, and made the dress.. I think she is soooo cute!!!

My mother made and decorated the cake!

Well, its off to making some cards, since I am soooo far behind due to the party preparations. I can not get back into my normal route.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Sunday!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Busy, Busy Week!

Wow, have I been busy this week....back to work after a 2 week vacation...I knew I would regret taking 2 weeks off....all my work just waits for me....and piles up while I am gone.
Oh, well...take it one day at a time...right!

This Saturday we are celebrating my granddaughter, Brooklyn's 2nd birthday! So I am up to my eyeballs in Hello Kitty preparations!
Here is the birthday party invitation I created.....

These were fun to make, but really took a long time...since I had to run each color thru my BigShot and then paste these together.....But it is all worth it for my granddaughter!!!

I am currently making her birthday dress, with a Hello Kitty applique on my embroidery machine...We have some other items to put together for party, so I better get a move on...I will post the dress and other items when they are complete...

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Project Tuesday! at Stamps and Smiles

Yeah! It's Project Tuesday!!!!

This week we are making Sour Cream containers.....super easy and really cute!

This week, I did very little stamping. I used some paper that I purchased in a huge paperpack, and it had these cute little birdie embellishments. Like I said, super easy!!!

Please jump on over to Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday and join in on the fun.

Make sure you link up to Mr. Linky so we can all see what you create!

Thanks and have a great day!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sweet Shop Sketch SSS12

This week's sketch challenge at the The Sweet Shop is a really good one! I decided I really need a male card.....and I wanted to use one of the new stamps I purchased a few weeks ago at the Collinsville Il, stamp convention.

This stamp set is so nice! It also has a fish and fishing pole with it. I will have to use those on the next male card I make up.

Male cards are just not my thing, but I like how this one turned out.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday!!!

Hey, its Project Tuesday time again!

This week we are making these really cute Ghiradelli Boxes. They are very easy to make and fun to embellish.

I decided to add a handle to mine, like a purse. This little box can hold the Ghiradelli chocolate squares. Such a cute presentation for a gift!

Please hop on over to Stamps and Smiles and click on the Project Tuesday link.

Be sure and link up your project, we would love to see what you create! Also, welcome our newest design team member, Amanda Gill!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamps and Smiles Challenge SASSC23

Happy Monday! Wow, what a weekend....we went blueberry picking Sunday morning and picked over 5 lbs of blueberries! I spent most of the day making blueberry jam and freezing blueberries! I think I will go back on Thursday to pick Blackberries! My grandson, Coy, had a good time finding just the right color of blueberry to pick...and he really enjoyed eating the blueberry jam this morning on his toast....nothing like fresh!
Here is my entry for the Stamps and Smiles sketch challenge this week.
This was a really simple card to create, and I used some new digital paper I downloaded FREE from the The Next Level.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!
The Recipe:
Paper: Digi paper, SU Cranberry Crisp and PTI New Leaf
Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics, Borders and Corners Circle, Green Thumb
Ink: PTI New Leaf , True black and SU Cranberry Crisp
Misc: PTI Ribbon and leaf punch

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #2

Wow! I can't believe it is Thursday already! Time sure does fly by when you are on vacation!

I am not getting as much done around the house as I had thought I would! Unexpected things have come up this week, and I just haven't been able to get through my "to do " list! Oh, will be there tomorrow! right!

So here is my entry for the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge.

I think this flower face stamp is the cutest! If you didn't know, I won the challenge last week at Peachy Keen, so I am expecting some new stamps anytime in the mail! I can't wait to get them. These are some of the cutest stamps...and so easy to color with my copics! So you will definitely see a lot more from me!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Cindy B

The Recipe:
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps
Paper: PTI Melon Berry, SU Barley Banana, Bashful Blue and misc DP
Ink: Memento Ink
Misc: PTI ribbon and button, brads from Bo Bunny

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Challenge SASSC22

Happy Wednesday! I decided to combine 2 challenges today, the sketch challenge at Stamps and Smiles and the Christmas Card weekly challenge at SNR card Universe where the challenge this week was to use the colors Red, White and Blue.

Since Anne didn't specifiy Navy blue for the challenge, I decided to use baby blue, red and white..and some other colors too!

This is a really great challenge site, we are making a christmas card every week, so by christmas I will have my cards all completed!

Usually every year, I spend hours making identical cards to send out, and they are usually somewhat simple to make...due to the amount I make. This year will be different! I will have some really neat cards to send out, that didn't really take much time at all...since it was spread out over 8 months!

Thanks for looking and have a really great day!


The Recipe:
Paper: SU Blue, PTI pure poppy, Misc. DP
Stamps: Snowman, unknown; PTI for sentiment
Ink: Memento
Misc: Ribbon and Button from PTI, SU circle punch and oval punch and brads

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday!

Wow! What a weekend! I am finally getting back to normal....we spent the holiday weekend at the lake with my husbands family! I also drove an extra 2 hours to pick up my grandson...I am on vacation for the next 2 weeks and I wanted to spend some time with him! I miss him since they moved 2 hours away!

And I hope you didn't miss the fantastic "Oh say can you see Blog Hop" from SNU Card Universe! It was super fantastic!!! A lot of incredible projects and cards to view....see my post below this one for all the details....

Ok, now back to the project! This was a super easy project put together by our own Vickilyn!

This is a bag tag!

I decided I needed a super cute tag for my laptop brief case and this worked perfectly!

I could also see this as a luggage tag, so when you travel you would have an easy way to find your luggage. I may be working on another one very soon.

Please pop on over to Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday and join in on the fun!

Make sure you use Mr. Linky and show us your work! We would love to see what you come up with....

Have a wonderful day!


The Recipe:
Stamps: Justright monogram stamp set
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Ribbon: Unknown various ones
Holder: badge holder from Walmart

Friday, July 3, 2009

Oh Say Can you See 4th of July Blog Hop

Happy 4th of July!!!!

I am so glad you could join the SNR Card Universe Blog Hop!!!!! If you are coming from Mindys blog then you are on the right track....if not, you may want to hop on over to SNR Card Universe and start at the beginning of the fun! You won't want to miss one minute of this exciting blog hop!

My entry for the blog hop is this super cute picnic basket! The template is from Lauren Meader, she has designed the template for Papertrey Ink and is for sale on their site! It is super easy to put together and really fun to embellish.

We are visiting my brother in law and his wife this 4th of July weekend at the lake, and I wanted to bring a thank you gift to my sister in law for putting us up for the weekend.

The basket contains 2 kitchen this wasn't an expensive gift at all!

The Recipe:
Stamps: PTI Vintage baskets
Template: Picnic basket from PTI
Paper: PTI kraft cardstock, Pure Poppy and SU Brilliant Blue
Misc: PTI Pure Poppy ribbon, crochet flower (I made) and clothes pin and button

Thanks for joining in today on this really fun blog on the hop is Lorie Souther

Have a fun and safe holiday!


2nd Post today! Scroll down

This week at SNR Universe holiday challenges we were challenged to create a holiday card using bells. The bells could be on the paper, used in a stamp or actual bells on the card.

Well, I discovered I didn't have anything with a trip to Hobby Lobby was in order! Of course, Hobby Lobby already has most of their Christmas items out on display it was easy to find these cute little bells.

I decided to use a new Magnoila stamp I just purchased, Santa...I love him! I don't think I have seen a Magnoila stamp I don't love!

If you are interested in getting a head start on your christmas cards, hop on over to SNR Card Universe Holidy Challenge and join us in the weekly challenges. You will have your christmas cards completed in no time!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Cindy B

The Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Santa, PTI for sentiment
Paper: Digi Paper, SU Garden Green
Ribbon: SU Garden Green
Misc: Mini bells, Nestibilities and copics, of course!

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge!

I have found a new challenge site and stamp company to purchase the cutiest stamps from!
Peachy Keen stamps

The little boy with the surf board on my previous post was from Peachy Keen Stamps, and you will be seeing a few more, as they are just the cutiest..did I say that already?

This week at the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge site, they had a sketch challenge, so this is my take on their challenge. I really like how it turned out!

I used my Big Shot to cut out the rustic hearts, and I hand stitched them to the card so they would match the hearts on the bear's blanket.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day!

The Recipe:
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps and PTI for the sentiment
Paper: SU Barely Banana, Going Grey and Bashful Blue, Misc. Designer Paper
Ribbon: SU Barely Banana
Misc: PTI buttons and Copics, of course!