Friday, July 29, 2011

BBTB2 Ice Cream Challenge

Yummy, Yummy old fashioned Sundae!

Close-up of the ice-cream dish - doesn't this look like old fashioned glass?

The inside of my card. . .

Hi Everyone!!

Happy Friday!  Here is a card I made for the ICE CREAM challenge over at BBTB2.  This was the perfect summer challenge.  I had so much fun making this card.  For the full scoop :-) -  see my recipe below.  It really made me crave some ice cream though. . . lol!!  My pictures aren't the greatest quality.  I am trying new things to improve them, but haven't quite figured it out.  I would love to hear what you use to take your pictures.  

Don't forget to enter for my Michael's gift card giveaway (see the link to the left above).

If you haven't been to the BBTB2 blog check it out.  There is so much inspiration over there!  They are also having a blog hop with with their terrific design team!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!!!

My Recipe:
Kate's ABC's - sundae 3.5"
Simply Charmed - Ice-cream cone (inside) 1"
DCWV Papers - Hippie Chick, Mango Frost & Glitter Sweet
Glossy Accents
Stickles - Cotton Candy
Cuttlebug - D'vine swirls

Blog Candy - Win a Cricut Imagine!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all are having a SPECTACULAR week!   Everyday Cricut is having a week long celebration of their blogaversary.  Joy and Melanie have some awesome prizes!  Today they are giving away a Cricut IMAGINE!!!!  You can enter for this over at their  blog.  While you are there check out all their great projects.  Hurry on over, they are selecting the winner on Sunday, July 31.  Good Luck!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thanks a Melon!

A little Melon and some ink . . .

= a lot of thanks!
The gorgeous pattern from the Elise cartridge.

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having a spectacular weekend!  It is so hot here on the east coast, looking forward to some slightly cooler weather tomorrow!  

So sad I didn't make the MPS design team, but it was fun to try.  I so enjoyed visiting all the wonderful new blogs from everyone that posted!  Lot's of terrific inspiration!!  Congrats to the new DT members!

Here is a thank you card I made for a very thoughtful co-worker who brought me in some wonderful cookies!  I made this card entirely with my Imagine.  I just love the versatility of that fabulous machine!  All the patterned paper was created using the Elise cartridge.  It is so beautiful, I just had to post a close-up so you can see the wonderful pattern I chose for the card itself.  Isn't this just gorgeous?  This is one of my favorite pattern cartridges.  The shapes and the words were all cut from the Cricut "Just Because" Cards cartridge.  I haven't used this cartridge in a while and I forgot just how many great card ideas it has!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

My Recipe:
Imagine Cartridge - Elise
Cricut Cartridge -"Just Because" Cards
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (distressed with my trusty nail file - lol!)
Ribbon - Michaels
Pen - white Gelly from Sakura - for doodling around the top layer
Ink - Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen

If you are looking for my New Design Celebration Blog Candy click here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Hello Everyone!!

Those of you who visit my blog regularly may have noticed things look a little different around here!  Thanks to Madeline from the Shabby Vanity , my blog has a wonderful new look!  She created a total blog makeover for me and I couldn't be any happier.  Thank you Madeline!!!

To celebrate my new blog design I am giving away a $25 gift card to Michael's to one of my lucky followers.  I will announce the winner on August 10. 

All you need to do to enter is:

1.  Become a follower and leave a comment telling me that you are follower.
2.  For a second chance, post about this giveaway on your blog and leave another comment here telling me that you did.
3.  For a third chance, post my new blinkie on the side bar of your blog and leave another comment telling me that you did.
4. For a fourth chance e-mail 5 friends about my blog celebration asking them to comment on my blog telling me that you sent them, and leave a comment telling me that you did.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge!!

A little palm tree, a surf board. . .

add a little water. . .

and it's a beach party!

Hi Everyone!

Robyn at My Pink Stamper, has openings for her upcoming 2011 2nd term design team!  I decided to put my hat in the ring and give it a try.  I would love, love, love to be on her design team!  I found her blog about 6 months ago and credit her for my purchase of an Imagine, E-2, MPS stamps and tons of cartridges!!  She also inspired me to start this blog, which I am really enjoying.  I am learning so much from her and all you my wonderful new blog friends!

The challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using
Orange, Turquoise, Green, Brown and an Optional Color.  I chose Pink.  This color combination just said "beach" to me!  I had so much fun making this card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

My recipe:
Cricut Cartridge - Life's a Beach (surf board cut at 2")
DCWV - Animal Crackers - palm tree (hand cut) & green cs
DCWV - Safari Kids - Brown cs
DCWV - Hippie Chick - Turquoise cs
Bazzill - Orange cs (A2 size card)
Pattern on surf board - computer generated
Prima Flower's
Stickles - Waterfall
Ink - Color Box - Chestnut
Sentiment - Hero Arts
All Night Media - Pop Dots
Glue dots
Cuttlebug - spots 'n dots embossing folder
Nail file to distress the "water" - my stash lol!


Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a terrific week!  I want to thank Diana L over at  Http:// I won this very sweet Gratitude Journal over on her blog a few weeks back.  It really made me stop and think about all the things I am grateful for, including all of the wonderful blog friends I have made on line.  This is truly a special and very supportive community.  So thank you Diana!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi Everyone!

Hope your weekend was spectacular!  We were at the beach for another beautiful weekend.  

Here is a card that I made for my niece.  I posted a card I made for her the other day.  Then, I decided that she might like something more "grown up" since she  is turning 13.  

I made this entirely with the Imagine.  I changed the color of the chair to blue, since that is my niece's favorite color.  I used white and sparkly blue gelly pens to create the details that disappeared when I changed the color of the chair, headband and pillow.  I also changed the girl's hair from brown to blond and added some texture with my Copics.  I'd love to take a class on using Copics.   I really need to learn how to do use them better.  Lol!  Thank goodness for the clear blender.  Oh, and I also inked up the edges.

My Recipe:

Paper - Bazzill orange and white card stock
Cricut Imagine cartridge - Elise for all patterns
Cricut Image cartridge - Best Friends for the shapes.
TPC Studio - sentiment stamp
Bling from my stash
Ranger - Broken China Tim Holtz distress ink
Sakura Gelly pens
Copic markers

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

PS - I entered this as my submission for the Creative Critters Imagination DT.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thank You!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are having a terrific week!  The week has flown by for me.  It's been so busy at work after having been on vacation.  I am really looking forward to this weekend.

Here is a thank you card I made with the Cricut Damask Decor  cartridge.  This is a really lovely cartridge.  Each card design includes a coordinating envelope.  The card stock is Bazzill and the ribbon is from Michaels.  The Thank You sentiment inside is from My Pink Stamper.  She has the some really versatile stamp sets that are so easy to use!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

PS I've decided to enter this into the linking party over at You Had me At Craft:-)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Blog Candy!

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to leave a quick post about a wonderful blog called Going Buggy. I've been following her blog for a while and find her projects very inspiring. She has a super giveaway for a Cricut cartridge and some awesome Promarkers. You can find her Blog here -->

Enjoy the inspiration!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Kitty from Create a Critter.
The coordinating envelope!

Hi Everyone!  
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!  The weather here was absolutely gorgeous.  We watched a friend sing and play guitar at a place on the boardwalk.  After eating our pizza we went down to the beach for a few hours.  The water was really rough, but it had washed up high along the sand and created a little river.  It was great for all the children to play in.  Even the "big" kids put their chair in the river and cooled their feet in the water.  

Here is a birthday card I made for my niece.  The card base is from the Paper Company.  It's an A-2 metallic green card,  The kitty is from Create a Critter.  The pink, white, brown and yellow card stock is all from my stash of scraps.  The patterned paper is from DCWV Safari Kids matstack.  The punch is Friskers and the bling is from my stash and Imaginisce.  The ribbon is from Joanne's dollar bin and the inside sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Everyday Life.  I just love this stamp set it has so many great sentiments!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!

For those of us in the United States, today is the day we celebrate our independence as a nation.  It is also the unofficial start of the summer vacation season!  Everyone has BBQs with friends and family and lots of ice cream, watermelon and all those yummy things that scream summer!  We are down at the beach (or the shore as they call it here).  All the cousins young and old from near and far are here.  Fun times with the kids running around in the sand playing hide and seek until way past bedtime. . .  We are just enjoying the hot summer days for the next week. . .  before it's back to work and reality . . .   These days are the precious few each year that build memories of a life time.

We brought the baby bug of course, so hopefully I will have some cards to post later on in the week.  

I hope you are enjoying this day with your friends and family!