Friday, September 30, 2011

Dotted Doily Celebration

Good Morning my fabulous followers and friends!  I was cleaning out my sewing cupboards a few days ago and ran across a sweet tiny, doily I had purchased when I used to make dolls (yes, I've pretty much done it all in craft land lol).  Kaboodle Doodles has a wonderful challenge going to use a doily, so is my card:

The Card is my favorite size A2 - 5 1/2 by  4 1/4.  I loved  planning the card around the doily and I think is just turned out sweet as can be.   I used a new paper stack I purchased at Hobby Lobby called 'Antique Dots' by  MME (My Mind's Eye).  This stack is totally FAB!  So many dotted papers to choose from and I went with pink and brown.  Used Kraft and Coredinations card stock, Offray Organza Brown ribbon, a fabric covered button, The word 'celebrate' is cut using the Cricut Cartridge 'Straight From the Nest' and, of course, the crochet lace doily.   Inside I used a brown button, bakers twine and my own computer digi.   I am entering this card in the following challenges:
I love this blogger paper craft world and all of you for making me feel welcome! God Bless you all and have the best month of OCTOBER you've ever had!!  Thanks for stopping by! PS! Wahoo, this card won at Die Cuttin Divas!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Red, White & Blue WAHOOOOO!!

WOW,  I have hit 100 followers!!! Thanks SO MUCH everyone..and welcome to you newbies, I am loving you all.  Each one of you are special and I enjoy getting to know you better.  So keep coming back to chat!  Today I made a card for my dear nephew who recently joined the Navy.  He will complete his basics in a week or so, so I have got to get this in the mail toot sweet!!  Here is his card:

 Card is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4

I actually did not use my Cricut for this card, shocker, I know!  The paper and card stock were just some scraps in my scrap bin so I have no idea who produced them.  I used Twine in Maraschino and Denim; 3 gold star buttons from my button happy to find them; Offray ribbon; and the digi sentiment is mine.  Was a pretty low maintenance card.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Have a GREAT Evening or Day and Thanks again for your wonderful comments and friendship.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn Leaf Card

It's another gorgeous day here in the Wasatch Mountains.  The leaves are starting to turn and the air is warm with just that touch of Fall crispness.  It's a great time to do fall cards and luckily there are many challenges out there with that theme.  Here is a little fall beauty I made last night:

Card is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4
I enjoyed using my orange dotted paper.  I was hard pressed thinking where I would ever want to use it, but I just loved the look of it in the background.  I used the Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge for the maple leaf;  paper by Recollections and Kraft cardstock;  VersaMagic Ink in Gingerbread, Jumbo Java, and Spanish Olive;  Paper studio ribbon, 2 eyelets, 1 button, and my own digi sentiments.    I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Have had fun this week crafting and actually got three cards made, YAH I need them in October! I am always so happy to visit with you and I love reading your comments and getting to know all of you a little better.  Have a good weekend and be safe out there! HUGS!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Striped Birtday Cake!

A couple of weeks ago I bought a DCWV pack of paper called 'Baby Boy'.  It has the most delicious colors of brown, blue, white and green and they all coordinate.  I've been aching to use it, so I did today!  LOVE IT!! So here is another birthday card for my kaboodles I need for October. I used the Criss Cross design; it is so versatile you can put any kind of cut in the pocket!

Card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
Don't you agree it is the funest paper!  I used very few supplies.  Paper was all from the DCWV Baby Boy stack, Cricut Cartridge - From My Kitchen (haven't used that one for a while);  Cuttlebug emboss swiss dot;   VersaMagic Ink in Jumbo Java;  Heidi Grace Metal dots and two brown buttons; and made the digi sentiment.   I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Hope you are having a great week and finding some time to is a great time of year for it!
Thanks as always for spending some of your precious time with me...YOU ARE THE BEST!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Simple 4x4 thanks Card

How is everyone doing this week?  Hope you are all great! I've had a fun morning working around the house as I listen to Garrett Hedlund sing a little country music for me.  Love his voice (he was in the movie Country Strong )  Had to go to iTunes to download his songs, they are fab!  Such a great way to get into my day. is a sweet and simple thank you card that you could make in a snap.  I just love the teapot set in the cricut pagoda cartridge. I seldom use this cart and it has just wonderful images...have got to use the cute panda bear on there soon!

 Here are the supplies:
Paper: Coredinations and Colobok;  VersaMagic ink in Perfect Plumeria;  Cricut Cartridges - Floral Embellishments and Pagoda;  Recollections Border Punch;  Posh Impressions Thanks stamp;  Heidi Grace metal buttons; the digi verse is my own creation. And that's it!  I really like the small 4x4 size and need to make more thankyou and thinking of you cards this size.  I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and with a little luck I will get another one on this week!  BTW I am almost to 100 followers!!! WAHOO!  Spread the word and thanks to my loyal and new followers I love you all and appreciate the time you spend with me!  Have a great week! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tall Birthday card on it's side!

Last night I made a TALL card for a challenge, hated it, tore it apart,  laid it on it's side, and 'voila' I liked it! It is amazing what happens when you just change the view.  Here is another Birthday card for my slew of birthdays in October...(got to get some Halloween cards going).

This one is so cute you could easily give it to a child. The supplies were few and fun! I used a 3-D birthday sticker pack from Punch Studio, Paper is DCWV and Coredinations, Recollection Pearls and Paper Studio Ribbon.  Card is 9 X 4 1/4.  I have entered this fun card in the following challenges:
Thanks for taking the time to drop in for a visit!  WELCOME to my new followers and as always, a big HUG to all you faithful followers, you are the BEST!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Criss Cross Harvest Card

Fall is almost here and it is time to start those beautiful Fall/harvest/halloween cards! I LOVE this time of year.  It is so peaceful and living in the beautiful Rocky Mountains the scenery is spectacular!  Here is the first fall card of the season:

I found the directions for making a criss cross card at  It is SO easy but the end results are just fabulous, especially if you mix and match your paper.  Love how you also have a little insert card to write whatever you wish.  Here is the supply list:
  • Cricut Cartridges: Damask Decor, Straight from the nest
  • Paper: Recollections, Anna Griffin, Coredinations
  • Twine: Honeydew and Cappuccino
  • VersaMagic Ink in Gingerbread
  • Jolee's Boutique flowers
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. PaperCutz Ch#108 - Going to the Pumpkin Patch
  2. Birthday Sundaes Ch#26 - Criss Cross Birthday Card
  3. My Craft Spot Ch#25 - Happy Harvest
  4. By the Cute and Girly - All things bright and beautiful
  5. Penny's Paper Crafty Ch# 62 - Fall
  6. Little Red Wagon #98 - Use Twine
So excited for this time of year and the coming holidays...the long hot summer is slowly giving way to such wonderful weather it is hard to be inside and craft!  Enjoy September Everyone! HUGS!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Butterfly and Stripes

HOORAY,  I finally got a card done before this week was totally over.  It is after midnight here at my house so I am going to get right to it.  I have had some Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) papers that coordinate and I have wanted to use them for quite sometime. So here is the result!

Here are the supplies I used:
  •  Cricut Cartridges: Florals Embellished; Damask Decor
  • DCWV for patterned paper, kraft cardstock
  • Gold ribbon by Ribbon Trends
  • VersaMagic Ink in Jumbo Java
  • 2 baby buttons, 3 JoLee's rhinestones
  • Round punch
I made this card for the following challenges:
  1. Try It On Tuesday - monochrome card
  2. Tuesday Throwdown #65 - use 3 patterned papers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon
  3. Just 4 Fun - timeless vintage
  4. Flutterby Wednesday - Open
Thanks for taking a peek and always leaving such encouraging comments!  Oh I am trying to get to 100 FOLLOWERS by Christmas so spread the word!!! Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Celebrate with Style!

Hi Everyone!  A special big THANKS to my followers and some new ones who have just joined us! Just love to have you visit and get to know you all better!  This week has been BUSY!!! But I wanted so much to do some of the great challenges out there, so I got a card made today before the big Labor Day Weekend. it is!

I didn't have to use much for this card so found some paper scraps to use (which is always a good thing). I've  been wanting to make a card using the dress form on the forever Young Cart and found a challenge  where I could use it, YAH!  I also haven't used my Fancy Frames cart that I bought at the first of the summer...just a word of is HARD to decide which frame to use, they are all just terrific.  What I used:
  • Used Cricut Cartridges: Forever Young & Fancy Frames
  • Paper: DCWV, K & Company, Core'dinations Cardstock
  • JoLee's rhinestones, white gel pen for stitching
  • computer Digi Sentiment
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
  1. My Craft Spot Ch#23 -  Sew Much Fun (use stitching)
  2. Fantabulous Cricut Ch Me Monday#75 - A splash of Yellow
  3. Shabby Tea Room Week #77 - Birth Stones Mine is December - Blue Zircon
  4. City Crafter Ch Blog Wk#72 - all dressed up (use a dress or dressform)
  5. Party time tuesdays PTT#31 - Anything goes
  6. Scrapbook Sisters Ch#50 - Anything goes
  7. 4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrate!
Thanks once again for stopping in.  EVERYONE have a very safe Labor Day holiday and I am sending my love and best wishes for those of you recovering from the hurricane this past week. Wow, what a scary week, so STAY SAFE OUT THERE! Talk to you after the holiday!