Thursday, March 31, 2011


It was suggested to me that I enter this card in the Creative Cutter Room Springtime Challenge as well... so... consider me entered! Thank you to A Busy Bee!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
Challenge #53 Looks Like Spring
Create project using any spring time theme.

Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #2 is all about SPRING!!!
Create ANYTHING you like that has some element that has to with Spring!

Well it is snowing here this morning.  March is going out like a Lion. I can't wait for Spring to really get here!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #2

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #2
Tie A Bow
Make a card, scrapbook layout, or any other crafty project that pops into your head, with a tied bow somewhere on your project. You can use ribbon or twine or anything else that you can tie a bow with.
Here is a card I made for my daughter to give to a couple getting married next month.

Monday, March 28, 2011

MAG Challenge #19

MAG Challenge By tThe Page #19:
Page: 50
Use only the images from the page and cartridge selected for that week. All submissions due Wednesday by 11:59pm EST. One entry per person.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Scrappy Mom's
Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge cartridge is Smiley Cards. I have never used this cartridge, and I've had it since... November?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Birthday Bunny Card

I am entering this card in both challenges below:

Bunny Week Challenge & Giveaway!

Birthday Sundaes 1st Challenge
It's the 'Anything Goes Birthday Card' challenge!

I made this card for my daughter's birthday in April.  (I hope she doesn't see it on here) It is a "Spinner" card.  The 5 second video shows it in action.

Bunny: Create A Critter
Font:  Mickey Font
Paper: My Mind's Eye

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2 More Challenges

Peachy Keen Stamps - Challenge 48
•Create a card based on the layout provided
•Project must include basic elements from provided sketch
•Link up your creation before April 4th

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #4
This challenge is to use your punches.  I used a Martha Stewart Border Punch. Drawing on April 3rd.


2 More Great Challenges

Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday #52

Create a birthday card or project.
This challenge ends at Midnight March 27th (mountain time).

More Than Favors - CCC Challenge #10

Create a card or project using the Cricut Doodlecharms Cartridge.
Deadline for this Challenge is 11:59pm (PST) Sunday March 27th.

Again I am using 1 card for 2 challenges.  I feel like it is cheating, but it is the only way I can do it, with my work schedule.

The red background is not part of the card.  It is a shaped card using the ice cream cones from the  Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge (an oldie but goodie).  I embossed the "cone" part, and the happy birthday stamp is from Stampin Up.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Peachy Keen's Stamp Challenge

Peachy Keen's Stamp Challenge
Let's Face it Friday - Flower Power {Challenge 12}

Create a project using a handmade flower. For this challenge, create any project you like, and embellish it with a pretty handmade flower!
•Design must be new

•Project must include Peachy Keen Faces
•Link up before April 1st

Thursday, March 17, 2011

2 Challenges - 1 Card

CCCC #9 - Life's a Beach
This week's Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #9 is to make a card using the Cartridge Life's a Beach.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #66
This week’s Cricut Cardz Challenge #66 is to make a Thank You card with a Cricut Cut Border, in Yellow, Blue and White.

It is slightly more challenging to follow the rules of 2 different challenges, but I found the perfect cut from Life's A Beach, the Lighthouse, Sun and Seagulls with the Ocean border.  I embossed and inked the background with my Cuttlebug and CTMH Inks.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion

 Celebrate the Occasion is a challenge blog to celebrate special occasions throughout the year.

Challenge #5.  This week's theme is "New Arrival (new baby or puppy)".  Create a card, layout or project and post by Sunday, March 20th, 11:59pm (EST). 
The Cricut Cartridge I used is Stretch Your Imagination.

I was glad to be able to  ( find the time)to get into this Challenge. With working 10 hour days, just getting up into my scrapbook room is a challenge.    Although I felt it was unusual to use the color brown on a baby card, it just seemed to go with the color scheme.  What do you think?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #29 - Color Challenge

 Wacky Wednesday #29 - Color Challenge

This week it's a Color Challenge and the colors are Purple, Green & Yellow.  I thought those colors would be perfect for Mother's Day.

For more information on this Wacky Wednesday challenge hop on over to  More Than Favors .

CCCC #8 - Stretch Your Imagination

CCCC #8 - Stretch Your Imagination

 This week's Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge... The Cartridge is Stretch Your Imagination!

This is not a cartridge I've used much, so it was a good challenge for me.  I got to know the cartridge better!
I used Echo Park printed paper & Peachy Keen face stamps.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #65

 Cricut Cardz Challenge #65

Make a tall card (9” x 4”) using any cartridges, theme or colors you’d like...

The small print on front says "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"  I made this card for a very dear friend who will be turning 80 years young next month.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fun Fold Card Challenge!

Fun Fold Card Challenge!

Join Janis at “Pause Dream Enjoy” in her Fun Fold Card Challenge!
1. Make a NEW card with a fun fold.
2. Include measurements and How To instructions on your post.
3. Submit your Fun Fold Card by noon CST Thursday, March 31st.

Opened View

Closed View

Tri-fold Shutter Card

Start with Solid Color Cardstock size 12” x 6”
Score at 2”, 4”, 8”, and 10”.
Slit from the 2” score line to the 10” score line, 1-3/4” from edge.
Turn card around and do the same on the other side.
(See card for folds)
Cut each printed paper section ¼” smaller than it’s background section.

I used cut outs from Create A Critter for decorating and a heart shape for the front (Also works well with circle, square & oval)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Creative Sisters Challenge #3

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #3 
Think Spring!

This card is also just in time for National Pig Day!
Really, there is such a thing!  Look Here.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #49

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge #49 Shaped Card 

The challenge is to create a shaped card something other then a square or rectangle.

Once again I used my Favorite Cricut Cartridge,,, Create A Critter!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I did it! I did it! I reached 100 followers! Actually I was at 101 when I noticed it. They snuck in while I was having dinner with my family. I had 30 comments under my post for the Blog Candy, and the True Random Number Generator picked number 11.

Jeanne said: Great blog! I'm your newest follower! I absolutely loved the spinner card you made. I think I need to try that! Hope you reach 100 followers soon!

Congratulations Jeanne! Please email me at with your address.

Thank you to all my followers who come to look at my cards & scrapbook pages. I love going to your blogs and seeing all your beautiful projects also!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #64

 In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America week this week's challenge is to make a BOOKMARK using any Cricut cartridge and any colors.
For my bookmark I used the Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge (Page 23)
I was not going to post the matching card until I gave it to the person it was meant for, but here it is anyway...

These were made for my sister-in-law. She will be getting both of these in the mail next week for her birthday!

My Scrapbook Room

My Scrapbook Room
This is where it all happens