Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Fav's from 2011

Hi everyone!
I know I have not posted in some time now....
I have been enjoying my Christmas break with my family and
trying to catch up on a few upcoming projects.

But I do want to jump in on the game and post some of my favorite projects from 2011

February~ Altered Tin

March~ Patchwork Designed

April~Bugaboo Stamps

May~ Twisted Easel :)

June~ Peachy Keen Love!!

July~ Harry Potter Altered Notebook w/Bugaboo Stamps

August~ My Creative Time

September~ Ava w/Bugbites Stamp

October~ I could'n pick just one from this month :)

November~ Gobble Gobble!


December~ The Cutting Cafe w/PKS

I hope you have enjoyed my walk down memory lane for 2011...
It has been a great year for me!
I have LEARNED a TON...
gained some amazing blogging friends
had a blast changing the way I look at paper!

Happy New Year to all my Blogging Friends!
Here's to an even better 2012!!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

A La Card Monkey~ Challenge # 88 Thinking of You

Good Morning everyone!
If I don't get back tomorrow I want to wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas!
I hope Santa brings you everything you want :)

I have a non Christmas card to share today.
I was asked to be a Guest Designer over at
 A La Card Monkey for Challenge #88
Here is the sketch that my card is based upon.
I used all PTI card stock
SU Painted Garden Stamp Set
SU ink in Burgundy and Mellow Moss
and ribbon from my stash
The sentiment is a dollar bin find which has to be one of my favorites!!

I would love for you all to check out all the other Designers cards and play along

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day and night!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Gift Card Holder~PKS Anything Goes Challenge

Good Morning everyone!
Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?!?!
I am so excited and I know my kiddos are even more excited!
For some reason though this year has come so much faster and there just is not enough time to get everyone done....I was panicking yesterday but now that all the Teacher's and student gifts are completed and will be handed out today I feel more relaxed.

I wanted to share the gift card holders I made for my boy's 3 main teachers.
The file for the holder is from The Cutting Cafe~
Talk about so easy.....there are 2 different styles to this file
plain and with scallops as well as both of those with and without the notches.
I used Kraft cardstock to cut the holders out and attached DP from my stash for the top layer.
Those adorable Ginderbread cuties are from PKS~408 Gingerbread Doll Set
They were also stamped on Kraft Cardstock then colored with my white gel pen, cheeks made pink with chalk and their hats paper pieced and stickled.
I tied tulle around them all in a bow
and attached a small jingle bell to the center using twine.
I think they turned out super adorable...
what do you think?
Here are some individual pictures of the little boy and little girl.
Too cute!!
I am entering this over at PKS~Designers Choice

I am now off to get the kiddos ready for school!
It is a fun filled day of parties....Yippee!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy New Year~ Creativity Heals DT Post

Morning Everyone!!
It is my day to post a card over on the Creativity Heals site
Our theme for this week was New Years Cards
For my card I used all files from The Cutting Cafe.
My wine glass was cut using the SVG file
Wine Glass Shaped Card Template at 3 1/2".
The printable background paper is from the
2012 Background Set~ Printable Stamp Set~
 to add some color I used my copics.
The sentiment is from the
Happy New Year Huge Circle Word set.
I printed the sentiment out then die cut it using
My Creative Time's Curly Label Die and Inspiring Words {Accents} border stamp.
Extras include..
 crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam (My favorite) in Tuxedo~one of Julie's new colors
Twinery Twine in Charcoal
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
PTI card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by
I hope you like my card

I do want to take a moment and brag a little about my son....
He is competing in the school Geography Bee today...
He is one of 20 5th graders competing!
The Bee is today and tomorrow with the overall school winner announced tomorrow.
I am so overly excited for him and can not wait to see him compete.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

HB2U with My Creative Time

Hi everyone!!
I feel like I am running out of time.....YIKES!!!
I got tons done the past few days here like wrap presents, buy last minute presents and make our cookies but there is a HUGE list of things still to be done!
I was asked to do my youngest son's Christmas party on Friday and I need a game to play with a group of 3rd to suggestions...PLEASE
I was asked to come into my other son's 5th grade class to make Christmas cards
the next week is going to be busy busy I have a PTO meeting tomorrow night and I was set to bring in 7 birthday cards.....I have not thought of making a birthday card since last month!
I have been so busy trying to get my Christmas cards done and in the mail (which the last are going out tomorrow) that I totally forgot to make some birthday cards...
I ended up making one and liking the way it turned out that I made 6 more all the same....
Here they are....
I used PTI card stock and My Creative Time Build a Banner die.
The stamp is from Stampendous~Typewriter Alphabet.
Twinery Twine in Cappucino

Here is a close up....sorry about the poor picture!
I love the clean and simple look of these cards.
They came together fast and I think look great!
What do you think?

Now off to make some dinner....
Have a GREAT night!
I will be back tomorrow with some GREAT news :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stay Toasty~ The Digi Bistro Way

Hi everyone!
I have a quick tag to share with you using The Digi Bistro's
newest file~ A Very Penguin Christmas.
This file is filled with 12 new images that are just too cute not to use on a project!
Now I know I didn't cut a penguin (as per the file title) for this tag but I did use the adorable snowman instead.
I plan on attaching a Tim Horton's gift card to the back and give this as a teacher's gift.
He was cut using SCAL and my cricut and then embossed with my cuttlebug on his scarf and hat.
I buried him in a layer of snow that was topped with sparkly stickles :)
The sentiment is from Joy's Life~ Wintery Puns
A little more stickles for his hat, some white gel pen doodles and a satin ribbon completes this project.

I am off to make some more cookies....catch you all later!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Guest Designer~ 3 Girl Jam featuring Celebrations Crinkle Ribbon

Good Morning!
I am so excited to be a Guest Designer today for 3 Girl Jam!
Julie had 2 new bundles of Crinkle Ribbon that just came out ~~BEAUTIFUL~~
and I got the chance to play with the Celebration Bundle~ OMG this is FABULOUS!!

For my project I made a 3d treat box using all files from
My box file came from Santa's Visit
I used the window from the Spirits of Christmas Past
and cut out the frame so these pieces could be attached using a clear piece of plastic.
My cardinal was actually a freebie download again from SVGcuts

For the handles of the box I used the Tuxedo Crinkle Ribbon
 attached on each side using eyelets.
A bow is tied at the top
One of the sides has 2 stocking cut from the
Merry and Bright SVG Kit
and little bows using the Sterling Crinkle Ribbon
Here is the other side with a simple Christmas tree that was also
a freebie download
Every gift box need a gift tag so I cut out the freebie
To Santa tag only and the freebie Joy Ornaments and
put those on the front of my tag
The back was left blank so I can write my message.

There is a Giveaway to win not only the 2 new bundles
Wine and Jewels Bundle
the TOTAL Package Bundle
That is 64 total yards of Crinkle Ribbon!
All you have to do is leave some LOVE on my blog and that of the other
Guest Designers~
as well as LOTS of LOVE
over at 3 Girl Jam~~ 
(Make sure to let Julie at 3 Girl Jam know that love was left at all 3 of our blogs)

3 Girl Jam is also having a
"Special" through the end of December:
Buy 2 Bundles of Crinkle Ribbon, get 1 Free!
And remember- there is free shipping to the USA and Canada!

Entering this into the following Challenges:
SVG cuts is having a 3D Winter Challenge over on FB
Using "Winter" related files from (free or paid), create a three dimensional project! Your project must feature at least one "winter" related file to qualify. Recreate one of our 3D projects and give it your own touch, or create something completely new!
I am entering this project over there for the chance to win
First Place $25 Gift Card & $25 Gift Card
Second Place $25 Gift Card
Third Place $10 Gift Card

The Paper Variety~ Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Anything Goes + Ribbon
Fantabulous Cricut~Challenge Me Monday..Ribbon
2 Sisters Challenge~Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenge~Last Minute Christmas Makes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards~Tags
Craft Your Passion~Tags
More Than Favors~Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Friday :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Giveaway Alert!

Hi everyone!
I have a giveaway announcement to share~
is having a giveaway for the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge

I have entered and fingers crossed...I don't own this cart and would love to add it to my collection :)
you should also enter to win as well.
Hop over to Sherrie's adorable blog for all the details :)

Giveaway ends with a winner being chosen on Monday Dec 19th so hurry!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

HUGE Giveaway over at Creating From the Heart!!

Hi everyone!!
No project to share with you....just some info on a HUGE giveaway over at
OMG is all I can say...
Melissa is giving away

$150 to Michaels
1 Copic Airbrush starter kit
Copic Swatch Book

36 Copic Ciao Markers

WOW~~~ That will make someones Christmas for sure!!
So run on over and check this out!!
This ends on January1 so hurry hurry hurry!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Frosty the Snowman"

Hi Everyone!!
I have my final Christmas card to share to be entered over at The 12 Days of Christmas w/

Today's theme was to use a Christmas Song as your inspiration.
I used Frosty the Snowman and the adorable
Snowman Skates image

This is a very quick and easy card....I colored the image with my copics and then matted it on Scarlet Jewel PTI cardstock.
The sentiment was stamped using Black Memento Ink using Joy's Life~ Wintery Puns stamp set and that too was matted on Scarlet Jewel PTI cardstock.
I ran a piece of black cardstock through my cuttlebug using the snowflake (?) folder
Attached all the layers and TaDa..
A card was born :)
Very simple and very easy.

I have been working on a surprise project that I hope to share really soon with you all.
I am so super excited about how this turned out...
Details up here soon :)

That is all I have for you tonight
I will be back tomorrow!
Have a GREAT night!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Catch the Bug 12 Days of Christmas~ Day 11 Card

Hi everyone!
I wanted to share my Day 11 card with you all for the 12 Days of Christmas over at Catch The Bug
Today's theme was Plaid....
I used the Xmas Brat~ Presents image and paper pieced her outfit with the red plaid DP.
The rest of her was colored with my copics and stickles were added to the whites of her dress and hat for some extra bling :)
I used my favorite crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam in Mistletoe for the gift wrapping and
 My Creative Time~ Build a Banner Die for the tag and All Around Christmas for the sentiment.
After redoing this card 3 times (working on it all day) I think I am finally happy enough to post it.
What do you think?

That is all I have for you tonight....Oh Wait I want to tell you my exciting news.....
I won a bunch of stamps from My Creative Time over at Everyday Cricut!!!
Merry Christmas to me :)

Now that is all I have for tonight!
Have a great one and see you all tomorrow!


The Digi Bistro~ Reindeer Games Christmas Tags

Hi everyone
I have these adorable Christmas Gift Tags to share with you using The Digi Bistro's new file
Reindeer Games Christmas 

OMG this file is so adorable and comes with 12 SVG's that are so stinkin cute!!
I needed some gift tags and these cuts were perfect for using up some scraps :)
My tags are all 4" and cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
I used PKS~ Christmas Tag Mini's for the To and From
Sheer ribbon from my stash and all PTI card stock from my stash
So I cut the ornament at 3"
The tree at 3.25"
and the stocking at 2.5"
I inked the edges and used my white gel pen for some extra doodles

The present was cut at 2.25"
The reindeer at 3.75" and the
Mistletoe at 3"
Again I inked all the edges and added my white gel pen.

I can not decide which of these cuts I like more...they are all so adorable but I am so so so loving this little guy!
The best thing about this project was they were so easy to put together.
The files are super easy to use and my tags are very basic (which is what I wanted)
but the possibility to embellish these cuts are endless!!

So if you like these tags...head over to The Digi Bistro and pick up your own set!!

There is another new set also...A Very Penguin Christmas that I plan on playing with in the next few days....I just couldn't pass these up.
Awesome Job Cher!!

I am entering these over at:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Deacon Elf~~ Bugaboo's 12 Days of Christmas Day 10

My last post for tonight :)
I finished my card for Bugaboo's 12 Days of Christmas~ Day 10....Yippee I am now caught up and ready for tomorrow's challenge

Day 10  Challenge was to make a Masculine Card
I used Deacon Elf~ Presents and colored him with my copics.
I love the way he turned out all colored in
As for the rest of the card I am not a fan :(
The sentiment is from Joy's Life Wintery Puns set
The twine is from the Twinery in Maraschino
Card stock is from a set that I got at Michael's
The whole card is then matted on a white A2 card.

I'm thinking I may redo this one and make him a tag instead of a card....what do you think?

Anyways I am entering him over at..
Catch The Bug~ 12 Days of Christmas Day 10
Catch the Bug~ Santa Baby

That is all I have for tonight!
Off to bed....see you all tomorrow :)

Merry Christmas w/Deacon

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I have another Bugaboo card to share with you.
This one for:
Catch the Bug~ 12 Days of Christmas Day 7
A La Card Monkey~ Holiday and Sketch Challenge
Crafty Sprouts~Photo Op Challenge
Catch the Bug~ Santa Baby

So for my card I used Deacon ~ Candy Cane from Bugaboo Stamps and colored him with my copics
I added some white gel pen and Martha Steward Glitter for the white sections (picture really does not show the glitter)
My sentiment is from My Creative Time~ All Around Christmas stamp set and was cut using the stitched circle and scallop die

My card stock is PTI in True Black, Pure Poppy and Select White along with a scrap of sparkly candy cane DP from my scraps.

Here is the sketch for my inspiration.

What do you think?
I am now caught up with Bugaboo's 12 Days of Christmas challenge....they are on Day 10 and I am working on my day 10 card now.
Not only are they giving away images but for those who participate in all 12 lucky person gets a guest designer spot - Yippee!!
For those who know me and follow my know that Bugaboo Stamps are my all time FAVORITE so my fingers are crossed!!!!
I have been working hard with each day's challenge :)

Thanks for stopping by and see you all later with another card!

Friday, December 9, 2011

"Making Spirits Bright"~ Challenge Card

Hi Everyone!
I have another Christmas card to share.
This one is for the following Challenges:
EAD Designs~ Color Challenge
Catch the Bug~ 12 Days of Christmas Day 9 ~Girly Card
Catch the Bug~ December Anything Goes
Docerela Creations~Pink Christmas

Ok so for my card I used the Bugaboo Stamps image
and colored her with my copics
The card stock is from PTI and Kraft
the sentiment is from EAD Designs.
The twine is from The Twinery in Pink Sorbet

What do you think?

I am linking this card over at
The Odd Girl~ Best Project of the Week

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you all later!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Got Cookies?

Hi everyone
I have another card to share, I am trying to keep up with the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge over at
My card is for Day 8~ "Milk and Cookies"

Meet Gus~ he cracks me up!!
He was colored him with my copics as well as paper pieced him using Recollections~ Sugar Plum Paper Pack
I used the sentiment that came with him
So adorable!
I added some stickles to his hat and suit as well as some Glossy Accents to his belt buckle.

All in all I think it turned out cute
How can you not love Gus?!?!

So again this is for....
Catch the Bug~ 12 Days of Christmas Day 8....Milk and Cookies
Catch the Bug~ December Anything Goes Challenge

Thank for stopping by...
See you back here tomorrow!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!! 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone!
As promised and with apologies I have a winner for my box of goodies from
The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

I took all the comments from each day and picked the winners
Day 1~ Creations by Shirl
Day 2~Patty K
Day 3~Ladybug
Day 4~Littlen
Day 5~Monica
Day 6~ Carri
Day 7~ Sherri
Day 8~ Rosalee
Day 9~ Rosalee
Day 10~ Shelly
Day 11~ Becki
Day 12~ Shirley

After picked the day's winner
I used Random. org to choose the winning day and
The Big Winner is.......
day 9 comment #6
This awesome. I've heard that poem somewhere. Would be a cool tease gift for my husband :). Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs, Rosalee

Congrats Rosalee~~~ Please send me an email with your mailing address and I will ship out your box of goodies!!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who hopped through and left such great comments!!

Christmas Cards for 12 Days of Christmas w/Bugaboo

Day 5~Use Gold
 Good Morning Everyone!!
I know I am behind with drawing a winner from
the 12 Days of Christmas Blog hop and right after I post these I will gather all the info and have choose my winner! Promise!!

I have 2 more cards to share for Catch The Bug Challenges
12 Days of Christmas.

For my Day 5 Card~ the Challenge was to use Gold.
I chose this adorable Magical Christmas digi and colored it very simply with my copics.
I added gold stickles to the stars and clear stickles to the hats.
My DP is from Dream Street Papers~Merry and Bright.
Card base is Kraft cardstock~ A2 size
also PTI Summer Sunrise and Scarlet Jewel cardstock.
Entering this in....
Catch The Bug Challenge~ Day 5 Use Cold
Catch the Bug~ December Anything Goes Challenge
Cricut Creative Cutter~ Animal

Day 6
Here is my entry for Day 6.
The challenge for day 6 was to use Humor.
If you are familiar with Bugaboo Images than you would know there are tons of funny images with matching sentiments!!
I chose Stella Christmas~ Sled
HAHAHAH she cracks me up!!
I colored her with my copics
added stickles to her hat and then fussy cut her out.
I mounted her on True Black PTI card stock then fussy cut that out.
My card base is white A2 size with DCWV the Merry Christmas Stack candy cane striped paper
A very simple card with Stella attached to the bottom right hand corner and her silly sentiment mounted and attached right above.
Entering this into...
Catch the Bug Challenge~ Day 6 Humor

I hope you like my cards...
I am off to pick my winner...see you  in a bit :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Card w/ Bugaboo Rudolph :)

Good Morning Everyone!
It is my Creativity Heals DT post day over at the ning site and our project theme was
"Celebrate Your December Holiday"

I made this card to share with a few challenges in mind as well.
Catch the Bug Challenge~ 12 Days of Christmas Day 3 (use an animal)
Inky Impressions Challenge~Use Ribbon
Catch the Bug Challenge~ December Anything Goes

My card uses this sketch
With the adorable Bugaboo stamp~Rudolph~Ornament
I colored him with my copics
and added stickles to the ornament for some bling!!
The card stock is from PTI in Ripe Avocado and Scarlet Jewel
The DP is from Lily Bee Designs
and that beautiful crinkle ribbon is from
3 Girl Jam in Hot Chocolate
The sentiment is from Joy's Life~Wintery Puns. This is such an adorable stamp set!
Love it!!

What do you think?

As an FYI~ I am working on gathering the winner for my 12 Days of Christmas prize and I will have it posted later today!
Thanks for stopping by and see you all later :)