Friday, July 30, 2010

CHA events

Hi crafters! Well let me tell you what a week I am having! I have met so many of the "Crafting Celebrities" at CHA! Here are a few pictures from the week!
Tim Holtz!
Megan from "Above Rubies Studio"

Jinger from Provo Craft

Joy and Melanie from Everyday Cricut

Nicole from Papertrey Ink

Emma from My Creative Time

and of course, the Cricut Bug!

I can't wait until tomorrow!!!! I get to assist Robyn, My Pink Stamper, during her Cricut Class at CHA!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Sketch Challenge - OCC

Hi Crafters! Today there is a new sketch at the OCC Sketch Challenge Blog

For my card this week, I am using October Afternoon designer paper, and the new Cherry Cobbler card stock from SU. I cut the strawberries from the cartridge "Preserves" with my Cricut. I cut those at 2 1/4 inches. I ran the strawberries thru my Cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder and added some highlights with a white gel pen.
The ribbon is from PTI and as well as the button and the sentiment.
If you have a moment today, besure to stop the the OCC and check out the other design team members cards, they are really awesome!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 1 CHA

Hi Crafters! Well I am here! Linda and I arrived in Chicago today...we left St. Louis at 4AM in the morning....after arriving at the convention center, guess who I ran into to!

My Pink Stamper!!!!

and Tammy from Creative Critters....

And Tim Holtz......

What a day! I can't wait until tomorrow! I wonder who I will run into?

Thanks for stopping by!


Project Tuesday - gum holder

Hi Crafters! Today it's Project Tuesday!!!! Today's project is a really fun gum holder! Wouldn't this be a cute favor at a baby shower or bridal shower? Or maybe just for a small gift to a friend! This is a really cute way to dress up a pack of gum!

You can find the project instructions over at

Project Tuesday.

I have also created this gum holder using my gypsy and cut on my Cricut. As soon as I can get my personal laptop up and running again...I will upload the gypsy file for those that are interested. It really made this project a quick one and easy to make several.

I am using a Peachy Keen stamp for my project today, and I colored in the image with Copic markers.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Eposide 6 - Cupcake Slider card

Hi Crafters! Today's card is soooo super cute! I needed to come up with a birthday card for my grandaughter and she just loves I came up with this idea to make a slider card using the cupcake image from the Sweet Treats cartridge.

Unfortantly, my personal laptop came down with the flu this week, and I am not able to upload any gypsy files today. As soon as my laptop feels better, I will post the file.

Here is a picture of the final card! I love how this turned out, I am going to try this technique on a few other images I have in will probably see more of this in the future.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ruff Day - Episode 5

Hi Crafters, I am here today with Episode 5 in my video series. This is a super simple card using the Create A Critter cartridge. I am also using "My Pink Stamper" stamps on this card...

Here is the finished card. If you would like to have the gypsy file you can find it here

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

OCC Sketch Challenge

Hi Crafters! Today we have a new sketch challenge over at the OCC!

For my card, I am using all PTI! The stamp images are from Vintage Picnic and Scattered Showers. The paper is Hawaiian Shores as well as the ribbon and the felt (used for the rickrack).

If you have a moment today, please stop by the OCC and check out the other Design Team's cards, they are really super!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Project Tuesday - Easel Card

Hi Crafters! Today is Tuesday!!!! You know what that means! A new project at Project Tuesday!

This week we are making an Easel Card! These are really fun and easy to make!

After going thru my card stash, I noticed I really am lacking on Sympathy cards. So I decided to make one for this project challenge.

I am using a new stamp set from Inkadinkado called Spiritual Sketches. I am using PTI cardstock, Melon Berry and Lemon Tart, and SU cardstock Mellow Moss. The designer paper is from PTI Green Tea Leaves.

The flower I colored with Copic marker R02 to match the Melon Berry cardstock. I added some wire gold twine and matching ribbon from PTI.

You might want to stop by Project Tuesday and check out the other DT samples...and while you are there, play along! We would love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Video Series Episode 4 - Beautiful Layout

Hi Crafters! Today is the 4th video on my new video series using the Cricut and Gypsy to create layouts or cards.

I just love the layout! It uses quite a few cartridges, but with the Gyspy thats no problem!

For this layout I had to make 3 videos...sorry for the length..I just couldn't get them any shorter!

Here is the layout!

If you would like the Gypsy file you can find itHere

Thanks for stopping by this week and I will see you next week with another video! Have a wonderful week!
The recipe:
Cricut Cartridges: Mothers Day 2010, George and Basic Shapes, Storybook, Straight from the Nest, and Home Decor.
Paper from DCWV

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Designer for the BugBytes! Robtoz Card

Hi Crafters! I am so excited to be back on the BugBytes! Thanks Pam for giving us this wonderful opportunity to share our projects with your followers!

Today I am making a birthday card for my grandson who is turning 5 in a few weeks. He loves robotz, so I thought this would make the perfect card for him.

For this card, I will be using my gypsy to create the card base using the cartridge "Fabulous Finds" and the Robotz cartridge.

I have created the video below to show how I put this card together. I also have the gypsy file if you would like, you can find it here

Thanks for allowing me to share this card with you all today! Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Hi crafters, I hope you are all enjoying your holiday today! We are off to a family party and I made a few decorations for the party that I thought I would share with you.

I made the hat using Create a Critter and George and basic shapes. I scraplifted the idea from Pinkie., She made a card and I thought it would make a super cute centerpiece. So I cut the hat as large as I could fit on the 12x12 mat and added a couple of tabs on the back so it could hook around the star spray I purchased. I love how it turned out!

The banner was cut from the Independence Day cartridge using the banner cut of the flag. I attached them together using twine and added the cutout stars on the twine between each banner.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you and your family have a safe and fun holiday~!

Happy 4th of July!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

All Star Layout - Video 3

Hi Crafters! Welcome to the 3rd video in my new video series exploring the cricut and gypsy.

This week I am making a scrapbook layout using Sports Mania and George and Basic Shapes.

I am still working on the quality of my is a little tricky trying to video the gypsy screen.

Here is the finished layout.....if you would like the gypsy file you can find it here

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Sketch Challenge - OCC Challenge Blog

Hi Crafters! Today we have a new sketch challenge over at the OCC Sketch Challenge Blog!

For my card this week, I created a very "special" card for my son. He turned 15 yesterday, and of course, had to go get his permit! So I wanted to make a card for him!

I also wanted this card to be more "manly" which I don't really do very well. But, I have to say, I think it turned out very nice! And he was soooo excited to get his permit! Now, I'm not sure I am...but he is my youngest child and I have been thru this 4 times before....I am never ready for this milestone!

Please stop by the OCC and check out the other DT's cards, they are really awesome this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!