I love doing Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenges. This one was to follow a sketch provided.
This is a "CRICUTLESS" Challenge! Meaning, you are not allowed to use your cricuts, imagines, e2's or your gypsy girls! Basically, we are taking it back "Old School"! You are totally allowed to use punches &/or your cuttlebug!

I made two cards for this challenge.


Thanks for Checking out my blog and I hope you have a Crafty Wednesday!! :)
I love participating in the Facebook  Tacky Tuesday Challenges.  This Challenge is to use the word "sea" in your sentiment. Took my a few days to think of something but here is what I came up with.
I used the Seahorse from Create a Critter and flipped one to make my 'girl' seahorse. They were cut at 2 1/2. I used paper from Colorbok and Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore and Gable Green. I used the D'vine swirls cuttlebug embossing folder for my water/waves and sanded. My crinkle ribbon is handmade by me and my sentiment is Computer generated and reads "Miss "Sea" ing You!!"
Thanks for looking and have a crafty Tuesday!!

Happy Monday Everyone!
Last night I was able to create a card for the newest Birthday Sundaes Challenge #15- Stars & Stripes Birthday Card.

I used my Wild Card Cartridge and cut everything out at 5 1/2. My paper is from Colorbok and Paper Studio- all the seasons Stack. I punched a few extra stars and stamped "Make A Wish!" and "Happy Birthday". I did some doodling, faux stitching and added some stickles for fun! I think this card turned out really cute!
Thanks for looking and have a Crafty Monday!!
I made this card for this Month's June Card Sketch Challenge over at www.scrapbook.com .
I also was able to incorporate a Watermelon for Cooking With Cricut  Challenge #39.

I used the DCWV Sweet stack, Pumpkin pie and Melon Mambo. My watermelon is from Simply Charmed cut at 3 with a cute peachy keen face and Trendy Twine Bow! I used my sew easy for the stitching in green and pink.
My sentiment if from a Michael's Ditto stamp set.
Thanks for Looking!
Have a wonderful day!
I recently received a new blog award from my sweet friend, Stacey from Stacey's Creative Corner.
Thank you so much Stacey!! **Hugs**
The rules for the award are the following:

1.) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.

2.) To accept this award answer 7 random facts about yourself.

3.) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

Alright, 7 random Facts about me...Hmmm!! ;o)

1. I love coffee and coffee flavored things.
2. I adore Mexican food and I could eat it everyday!
3. I'm a huge fan of all things Hello Kitty.
4. Love my Cricut and all 50 cartridges I now own ;)
5. I'm a Christian and for each day I am thankful for that.
6. I'm attached to my cell phone and I'm never far from it.
7. I love all my friends, online and not, I would do anything for them :)

Enough about me, now to pass this on to some wonderful crafty bloggers!

2. Jenny- Earthy Scrap

Now for a Card that I did for the June card Challenge over at Scrapbook.com. This one was to "lift" a card that was posted.
Here is the card:
Here is the card I made.

Did the best I could :)
I use several patterned papers from my stash. My Eiffel Tower image was cut from Wall Decor & More cartridge at 3 1/2. I sprayed it with my homemade glimmer mist in Green. I used Martha Stewart edge punch and a 3/4 in circle punch for my buttons. The flower was made from a friend of mine, Jessi that I received in a swap awhile back :)

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful & crafty day!!

Happy Father's day to all the wonderful Dad's and dad's to be out there. Today I wanted to share two cards I made for my wonderful Hubby, Chris and for my dad, Randy.

The Inside.

I can't really say the measurements, I kinda made this one up as I went along ;)
I really love how it turned out though!

For My dad, The "Man Card"!! hahaha!!


I hope you are enjoying all the men in your lives! Let them know how much they are appreciated!!
Have a wonderful day!! :)

This card was made for the June card color challenge over at http://www.scrapbook.com/ and also followed the Mojo Monday 195 Sketch.

I used Stampin Up Always Artichoke, Night of Navy and Pretty in pink cardstock and designer paper. My card base is from recollections. I used the dots cuttlebug embossing folder and prima flowers sprayed with homemade glimmer mist in pink. Pearls from my stash and the Birds and sentiment are a Basic Grey value stamp.
Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Saturday!

I decided to join in on the fun over at scrapbook.com for the June Card Challenges. I made this card and I finished three of the Challenges: Technique-Diamond Fold card, Product- Use of Fabric and Photo Inspiration.
I had to clip it shut to photograph it. The card kept wanting to pop open!!


Open card.

Open card with hair clip detached.

Back of the hair clip.

Close up of the hair clip. (Hubby says it looks like a bird's nest with eggs! Haha!!)
I made the flower for the card and it was a new technique I wanted to try. I ended up turning it into a hair clip! I love how this came out!! :)

I used My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Bazzill white for my base, Old Olive cardstock and ink, Perfect Plum Cardstock and ink. Martha Stewart Twill, EK Success Punch in Scroll and dots and the sentiments are from TPC bought at JoAnns.
I really had a great time with this challenge! So fun! I plan on giving this card to my Secret Sister at Church! Shhhh!!! :)
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful & crafty day!!
So I have finally decided to start dabbling in scrapbooking. I signed up for a 2 page Layout challenge over at scrapbook.com. The sketch is amazing! Love it!! :)
So I thought I would share my very first 12x12 Layout!
Here is the sketch.
Here is my take on the sketch! :)
12x 12 LO

Wow, 12x12 LOs are really tough to photograph!
The pictures are from this past Easter.
I used Designer Calendar, Wall decor & More and Jubilee cartridges for my title and brackets. I got my basket from Celebrate with Flourish and my eggs from Sugar and Spice Lite cartridges. I used my Sew Easy and thread for my circle and my rick rack is from Martha Stewart. . All my patterned paper is from Paper Pizazz found at JoAnn's.
 Thanks for looking at my first LO! I am planning many more to come!!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Happy Birthday Stacey!!!
 I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of love and happiness!
I wanted to share a few things I made for my friend Stacey for her birthday today.


Twisted Easel Card, Cardstock is from Bazzill and Colorbok. The stamp is Unity and SU! and the butterfly is an embosslit from SU!, as well. The flowers are prima and recollectons. I used the pearls and ribbon from my stash.




She recently moved her crafty space and wanted a new sign for it. So I made her a purple one :)  I got the canvas from Michaels, used homemade glimmer mist in pearl purple. I cut my letters from Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes Cartridge sized and welded on my gypsy with the shadow. I used prima and recollection flowers and three different purple stickles. I cut more butterflies from the same SU! butterfly embosslit.
The ribbon is from my stash and the gems are placed with my Irock, imaginsce and Jolee's.
The crinkle ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.




She loves coffee like me and I thought it would be super fun to make her, her very own travel mug. I have wanted to alter one for awhile now so this was the perfect opportunity! I bought the mug at Hobby Lobby. I used the paper on the inside as a template. I stamped and  glittered embossed the paper with a stamp from Emma's My Creative time.  I cut the letters from Martha Stewart Elegant cakes again. Most of these butterflies are the same SU! Embosslit except the one on the "C" that one if from Kate's ABCs cut at 0.75. I then embellished with Stardust stickles and more pearls and gems from my stash.
This has been a SUPER long post!
I hope Stacey enjoys everything and knows what a great friend she is to me everyday!
Make sure you check out her amazing blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!!!

I am also posting this to Made It Myself Mondays Linking party!!
Check it out!!

Have a wonderfully Crafty Day!!!
I love participating in the Cooking with Cricut Challenges. This week the challenge #37 Pick Your Poison- Pick Your Favorite Cartridge and Your Favorite Color.
Here is what I came up with.

Of course my Favorite cartridge is Hello Kitty Greetings. My Hello Kitties were cut at 2.75 with all the layers. I used Lacy Labels for my bookmark, a label and its shadow cut at 5. I cut my name from Baby Steps cartridge at 1. My cardstock is from Bazzill and I used my two favorite cuttlebug folders, swiss dots and polka dots. I did faux stitching with my sakura gel pen  and  SU! marker. I then added an eyelet and some of my favorite ribbon and twine.
Thanks for looking!
 I'm excited to use these because reading is another favorite hobby of mine!
Don't forget to check out the Cooking with Cricut page!!
Have a wonderful & crafty day!

I promised our daughter that I would make her a door hanger when I made one for our nephew and our son. I saw Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge-
***Use ANY "Cricut Lite" cartridge of YOUR choice & PLEASE incorporate some "BLING" somewhere on any project of your choice! Example, your project must have either, stickles, rhinestones, glossy accents, glitter.... etc...! ***
I knew I had to make this for our daughter.
I used cereal box chipboard for my door hanger base from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (altered on my gypsy)  and cut patterned paper for the front and back, I let our daughter choose these and I think she did a great job! Especially for a four year old!
I used the "Lite" Cartridge Twinkle Toes and my dancer is cut at 6 with all the layers & I also used Sugar & Spice  "Lite" Cartridge to cut the "Little Princess" for the back at 1". I used the font for "Bella" from Baby Steps Cartridge with the shadow all welded on my gypsy. My dad calls her "Bella-rina" so this was perfect for her.
I used Stickles and my irock to "Bling" it up! The paper is from K &Co (front),  Heidi Grace Floral Whimsy (Back) and SU! Pretty In Pink for the Ballerina. I used Peachy Keen Princess Faces for my Ballerina also and I think its the PERFECT touch! I love their stamps!!
 She LOVES it and I am so glad!!
Thanks for looking and make sure to check out Emma's Challenge!!
Have a wonderfully Crafty Saturday!

This week the Challenge over at Thankful Thursday is to a Man/Boy theme or the Words Man/Boy.
I started working on my Father's day stuff the past couple of weeks and I've been wanting to use my new Father's Day Cartridge. The images are pretty basic on this card so that really helps when making Masculine cards. Sorry this hasn't been posted sooner but Blogger has been misbehaving lately ;)

I used the Father's Day Seasonal Cartridge and cut my 'Best Dad Ever' out at 4 in black. I then layered it on Craft (recollections), Blue (Bazzill), and Black (Georgia pacific) on a white card base. I sponged and distressed all the layers, used my SU! ticket corner punch and added some eyelets from my stash with my crop-a-dile. Pretty simple but masculine!
I hope you enjoyed my card!
Don't forget to pop on over to the Thankful Thursday Challenge and their Facebook Page, Thankful Thursday!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


I made this card for the Peachy Keen Challenge #53 , a sketch & a twist (must use sponging) and for the Cooking With Cricut  Color Challenge #32.
I wasn't planning on combining the two of them but it just happened! :)
I love the sketch Peachy Keen provided and the colors CWC asked for are definitely out of my comfort zone!
Here is what I used:
Mother's Day Bouquet seasonal cartridge for the flower layers cut at 2, 1 3/4, 1 and 3/4 for the inside.
My base is recollections craft cardstock, my flower is made with Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun. I sponged my base with SU! Creamy Caramel and White craft ink as well as the flower.  My flourish and sentiment are SU! retired rub-ons from my stash and I thought they worked perfectly! I added a SU! ribbon rose to the middle of my flower. Thanks for looking and go check out these fun Challenge blogs!
Have a wonderfully, crafty Friday!

The Design Team over at Paper Therapy recent challenge was to find an Ad that ispires you and to make a project using one of the following, colors, layout, etc.
I really don't read alot of Magazines, mostly crafting and I thought that wouldn't be fair ;)
So I let my children pick out the Ad for me.
Here is what they chose:

Here is my card inspired by this Sherwin Williams Ad.
I don't think I did too bad ;) I really like how it turned out and I plan to give it to our nephew who is turning 6 this month and having a Jungle themed party.

I used Create A Critter for my Giraffe cut at 5 with all the layers, I got my layering ovals from gypsy font cut at 5 3/4 and 6.14 on my gypsy. The patterned paper is from a DCWV stack Plaids, Dots, Stripes.  I used SU! Cardstock in Real Red, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Bermuda Bay. I used an old SU! Rub-on from my stash for the 'Rock on, Dude!'  Sentiment and the  "So Cool" sentiment is from my Pink Stamper Punnilicious stamp set. The star brads are from my stash and so is the embroidery floss. I also used glossy accents on his sunglasses and Orange stickles around the large oval.
Thanks for looking and Go Check out Paper Therapy!
A Fun Paper Crafting message board that has some amazing talent and fun people!
Have a great day! :)