Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hippie Birthday ~Basic Grey Challenge #32~

Hello everyone, I completed this card for the Basic Grey Challenge #32 one of Christine's awesome sketches. Fabulous cards!!! Check it out! Okay most who know me, know I have not made cards but a few since like 2003.....yeah I know along time.....but my time is so limited (who's isn't) so when I do get to craft....I make scrapbook pages.....but I think I have fell back in love with card making. Here is my first watercolor card....I used a stamp I have had since 2001 and the saying is from SU 2001 Hippie that saying!!! Oh course I used the Basic Grey Color Me Silly line. The flowers are cut from the Cricut from Wild Card at 2, 1 3/4, and 1 1/2. The peace signs are from Disney The Cars Cart....funny story is...I knew I had seen a peace sign on one of the I kept looking and my 11yo ds Cody was helping....and he finally said maybe it's the Cars...yeah I screamed. I have to hide that cart. from my little boys....they just want to look at it all the time. So the peace signs were made at 3/4. Some inking and sewing!!!!!!!! TFL!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Strawberry Fields Forever

Description: Hello everyone I created this lo for the April lyric challenge to use a Beatles Song. The pic is of Cooper last May picking strawberries, more like eating them!!! I was inspired by a lo I saw at a scrapbook store in Chesapeake Va. All About Scrapbooks, I just love it!! I used alot of Basic Grey.....Urban Prairie, Phoebe, Oh Baby, Cupcake, scarlet letter. The title was cut from Cricut at 2 1/2 on Mini Monograms, the rest of the title I used Spicy Chicken from Quickutz. The strawberries are from Indie Art cut at 1 1/2. The bee is Bosskut. I used the xacto knife and then popdotted the page off. Thanks!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

SPRING Nature in Bloom

Hello Everyone I completed this lo for the April Rusty Pickle Challenge Using the April Sketch and these guidelines.
  • use your choice of Rusty Pickle patterned paper
  • must use Rusty Pickle Trims on the project
  • project must contain 80% of Rusty Pickle product
  • One entry per person
I used for the background pp I used RP68 Baby Ivory, the top sheet RP 456 Baby's breath, The blue pp is RP 453 Summer Sky and the matting is RP 135 Aqua Flower. The trim are from Pickle Trims PT02. The chipboard is CB1443 Spring Chicken. I distressed everything, and painted the chipboard with Liquitex Modeling Paste and also put some on the flowers of the green pp. The buttons are RP too. I used hemp to tie the bows behind the buttons. The wings are from a DSR stamp and Nature was printed on the computer. The Spring was cut from Cricut at 1 1/2 from Lyrical Letters, the bird also from LL cut at 1 from cardboard. Bloom cut from LL at 1 1/2. and the sunflower was cut from WIMG at 1 1/2 for the L in Bloom. The silver accent is SU. I also sewed with my sewing machine. Ranger liquid pearls also used. The pic is of Cooper and Dusty March 2009. TFL!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge #31 ~Tilda~

Description: Hello everyone I finished my first Magnolia stamp last night of Tilda. I completed this for the Basic Grey Challenge #31 paper piecing. I used Basic Grey Oh Baby Girl pp. Tilda is colored with copic markers, paper pieced, and Tim Holtz inks. This is my very first Tilda stamp and coloring, so go easy on me! LOL! The log was cut from Cricut from Pooh and Friends at 1. The tulips from Wimg at 1 1/2, the turtle from wimg at 1. The sun I made from a 1 punch, and sewed the card. MS punch for the border and distressed. TFL!!! Oh yeah the inside says Hello Sunshine.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Swimming By to Say Hi

Description: Hello everyone I finally did it......I haven't made a card in I think over a year. The more I keep seeing all the cards....I'm like I wanna make some cards again. So last night I did this one. Not to sure about taking pics for cards bare with me. I first stamped the back ground with a create-a-stamp I heated it with the embossing tool then pressed unto e-beads making the bubble background with a teal ink. The branch stamp with green ink. Then taking a brush and dabbing versamark , then pouring on embossing powder and embossing. Then I stamped the fish in black ink. I colored in the fish with marvy markers and stickles, the eye with diamond glaze. The grass was cut with the cricut from LAB at 1, 1 1/2, 2. The coral also from LAB cut at 2 and 3. I then put stickles on them. The corner pieces I used as fillers are from accent essentials cut at 1. The shells I had forever. The inside says Swimming by to Say Hi. I printed off my computer. TFL!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Hello everyone I had made this for the BBTB contest with Regina....
The contest rules:. You must use at least one cartridge cut and the project must be NEW STUFF with a blog date no earlier then today 4/5/09
2. All previous bbtb winners are welcome to enter.
3. All international crafters are welcome to enter.
I made this Teacher Appreciation gift for my entry. My boys love to give! First I purchased an Ice Breakers Iced Tea w/lemon mint tin. Pulled the label off (easy peasy) The using Cricut with Mini monograms cut the first scallop at 3 and then the second at 2 3/4. The Stamped image is SU from the Wishing You the Best set. Says enjoy. The tiny ribbon is brown gingham. The Top was made from Basic Grey Porcelain at 6x4 1/2 scored using the score it folded and then punched w/MS punch and attached to Wilton food safe bag. The tiny shreds of paper in the bottom. The scallop Happy Summer was printed on my computer using the curlz mt at 28 then punched with the scallop SU punch. The lemons are from LAB cut at three and then cut to look like a wedge. This is my favorite part. The square was cut from George at three and then cut at each corner to make the pinwheel. Queen and Co. brad and yellow gingham ribbon. A very tiny piece of dowel rod. Now just imagine sitting in the sun the wind blowing and drinking a cool glass of iced tea. TFL!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lovely Ladybug

Description: Hello everyone I had made this lo of my cousins baby Ava. I found my inspiration from made by Mommyof3littlequeens. When I saw here lo I loved it soo much I asked her if I could use idea and she agreed, so thankful to her. Ava's room is ladybugs and she has a ladybug blanket......her lo reminded me of Ava so here is my version. Ava you are a lovely ladybug!!!! I used the Cricut for the flowers (I had none in those colors so I had to make them) cart geographically speaking on I con for the flower cut at 3/4, 1 1/4, 1 3/4, 2 1/4, 2 3/4. Then layered..then I used stickles on them in xmas red, orange peel, lavender, eucalyptus, turquoise, yellow. I also cut the ring from Cricut at fit to page from tear drop. The title was cut from Hello Kitty font at 1. Beautiful font!! The ladybugs were cut from Xyron Personal cutter on standard. Drew the white on and the black. I also used stickles on the ladybugs. The swirls are printed from the computer CKDOODLES at 180 onto Ink jet transparency film by 3M. I then colored in the back with stickles and turned over when dry and glued down with the tape runner. Various buttons, and DMC floss, popdots, and the pp is American Crafts backyard pop. TFL!!!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN Mommyof 3littlequeens.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Easter Bonnet

Description: Hello everyone I did this one last night it is a pic of Alexis when she was 1 year old with her Easter bonnet. Alexis just turned 20 so the pic is from 1990...I tried to give it that look. It was one of those like 10x13 pics that had nothing but white around it and I cut it, the side were messed up anyway. My is quickutz Daisy skinnimini, flowers are prima, the rhinestones are wal-mart in the tube. The bonnet was cut from Cricut at 1 from All mixed up. Easter is a rub-on from Imaginice. Old pink gingham ribbon. The bunny is old even dated 1991 B.Shackman & co. I have had forever it seems. The lace eyelet is old too. The pp is Sandylion Easter Eggs. Tfl!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our Easter Tree

Description: Hello everyone I hope you had a great Easter. I was able to scrap a little while my aunt was here. I had to do a quick one. The pic is of our Easter tree in 2006. I just really like this pic because of the sun in the back. I had got this pp by Best Creation Inc. from my scrappack GC. The title was cut from Cricut Daisy Chain that I used my points and cashed them in from Cricut Rewards...gotta love that!!!! Thanks Cricut!!The cuts were at 3/4 and 1. The tree is from EK Success bare tree. I used stickles icicle on the flowers. Doodlebug rhinestones. Lace from the 80'! The swirls are CK doodles printed from my computer. TFL!!!

Peanut Butter Eggs ~ Happy Easter~

HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!! Description: Hello everyone I had made these eggs for my children and my neighbors. They are soooo yummmy! I had a time keeping them out of them. LOL!

1/2 stick of melted margarine
2 cups of powered sugar Domino
1 12 oz. of Jiff smooth of crunchy
1 tsp. of real vanilla
2 Tbs. of milk
Mix together and form into eggs, usually makes 4-5 eggs. Then chill in refrig, for at least 2-3 hours. Dip in choc. you can use choc. chip morsals, choc. bark, or choc. from the Wilton section. I used choc. from the cake store and paramount crystals (which is a wax for dipping). Heat choc. in microwave 3o seconds each time stop and stir.when almost melted stop heating and dip...choc. will overhat quickly and absolutely no water near choc. one drop will ruin. Make sure bowl is dry. Thanks for letting me share. I have been making these since I was about 20 years old and make them every year. My family expects it!!! LOL!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

for PEEPS sake

Description: Hello everyone here is Dusty eating those yummy Easter Peeps.....he loves 'em, I used the photo editing from its free and works great... thanks so much ALEXIS!!!!
the circle is Technique Tuesday I inked with Versa magic chalk inkpads 5 colors. The flourish are also Technique Tuesday inked white and used rhinestone flowers. The Cricut is the wonderful little Doodlecharms bunny cut at 2, I cut three times and then popped off with pop dots. Used a brown ink pen like the real ones. The pp is Best Creations which I purchased with the gc from my win on scrappack. The grass is old Magic scraps stuff which i love and have not brought out in a while. The title was cut from Cursive 101 at 1. The Easter treats button is from Karen Foster. Flowers Prima, and a MM brad. Dusty '09 is Quickutz Daisy skinni mini. TFL!!!!! Now I know those who like PEEPS want some!!! LOL!!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Description: Oh boy, I gotta stop staying up late..... but I 'm having so much fun with these Easter los. This is a pic of the youngest boys (Dusty not born then) Cody, Cooper, Colby, And Colten from Lt. to Rt. Taken Easter 2007 at the mall...well as you can see there is a serious shadow on Cody, but you know what it is like to get them there and a pic taken, LOL!!! I used the Cricut for the lattice (I tell you those designers are soooo smart) they think of everything!!!! The lattice is from Wild Card pg. 33 fit to page with Icon on. Just think of the possibilities!! My head was spinning. Then the leaves are from Stretch Your Imagination flourish pg. 76 cut at 2 3/4 and inked. The title was cut from Makin'the Grade at 1. The train is from sizzix old provo craft dies, track border die, the eggs, bunny are sizzlits and quickutz. Prima flowers, rhinestones, and stickles...oh yeah chalks, and pp is mm gardenparty. Thanks for looking and Happy Easter!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

You Quack Me Up

Description: Hey there just another silly lo, Cooper in 2007. Gotta love those cute glasses. I know can't leave the flowers alone!! I have so wanted to use this pp every since it came in the mail from Betty again...I love her..she is one of the best pp picker!!! Thanks again Betty!!!! You rock!!! The pp is Deja views. The pp behind pic is the yellow bicycle plaid. I cut Quack from the cricut at 2 from the animal kingdom cart. You and mw was cut from graphically speaking at 1 1/2. The egg or oval was cut from George at 2 3/4. Then I cut it jagged and then inked. The swirls are from wild card cut at 4 3/4 from pg. 39 on ICON. Prima flowers and rhinestones, the duck is quickutz build-an-animal. Thanks!

Simply Cherish every Moment

Description: Hello everyone, I had did this lo late last night, since Easter is fast upon us, wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. This is a pic of Cooper last Easter running after his eggs. The pp is again from Betty (THANKS Betty you are the BESTEST) the new Abby Road from BO Bunny, I hand cut out the circle paper. The flourish came from the sticker sheet from Bo Bunny, the leaves are Cricut from Accents Essentials cut at 1 and 1 1/2. The flowers are Cricut cut from Accents Essentials also on pg. 77 cut at 1 1/2. I then paper pieced them together to match the pp. Tiny primas, MM brads, ribbon and the Simply was cut from Jasmine at 1 1/2. The every is the tiny alphas from MM. Thanks!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update--- You Better Believe IT she's ALL that

I had to get a better pic but wanted to make the here is the new pic. Description: Hello everyone, I did this lo last night for a contest on BBTB. See link
You had to have an inspiration from the necklace that is made by Theresa Martin, a San Diego-based jewelry designer who creates unique handcrafted silver, brass, and gemstone jewelry designs. I especially enjoy creating one-of-a kind pieces with sterling silver and a colorful mix of gemstones and beads. So I was inspired when I saw the beautiful pieces of jewelry. Here is the cricut cuts, Title You better Believe it cut from Tink and Friends at 2 1/4. She's ALL That cut from graphically Speaking cut at 1 1/4, and 1 1/2. The leaves are cut from Accents essentials at 1/2, 3/4, and 1. The flourish was cut from Home Accents at 5 then used as a filer behind the flowers. The flowers are just ones I had forever...... The silver flowers are Jolee's. The bird is Maya Road felt, the butterfly came from Wal-Mart . The pp is MM, and the rhinestones. The pic is of Amanda when she was 1, now she will be 16 in a few days. TFL!!!!

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