Saturday, October 29, 2011

Harvest Greetings

Hello everyone!  I am so excited that the weekend is finally here!  It looks like fall has finally made it to Missouri.  The temperatures have dropped and we finally broke down and turned on our heat.  My yard is also screaming of fall.  We have raked sixteen bags of leaves in total and yet somehow they keep falling.
It is a never ending battle and one that I am not winning.  Oh well.  Here is my card for the day.

Items Used:
Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Peachy Keen Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed set
Sentiment: Pink By Design Bountiful Blessings
Ribbon from my stash

Celebrate the Occasion - Challenge #36
Whimsical Wednesdays - Fall Cuties

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Best Witches

Hello everyone!  Even though there are only three days until Halloween, I do have a last minute card to share with you.

Items Used:
Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge
Peachy Keen's Monster Face set
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns set
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch

Cardz TV - Challenge #94
BBTB2 - Happy Hauntings Witch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

MCT Design Team Call

Happy Friday!  Emma at My Creative Time is having her first design team call.  I was so excited when I saw this because I absolutely LOVE her stamps and dies.  It would be an absolute honor to serve on her design team.

Items Used:
Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge (snowman)
Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge (snow globe)
Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Faces
Sentiment: My Creative Time All Around Christmas
Brads and Ribbon from my stash

There are so many amazing projects that have already been entered, you should go check them out!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mini Album

Hello everyone!  I hope you all are having a fabulous week.  I have a mini album I would like to share with you.  I love the idea of mini albums, especially as gifts.  This is the first one I have ever done.  I wanted to cut it into a cute shape but ran into some trouble.  My cricut did not seem to want to cooperate and cut my chipboard.  If anyone has any tips on how to cut chipboard, I would greatly appreciate them.  I finally gave up and made a boring 8x8 square mini album.

I made this album for Melody Unger.  I went to college with her parents, Lois and Kaleb.  Lois and I were in the same social sisterhood.  Little Miss Melody is a miracle baby.  Due to health problems that Lois was having, she was born at twenty three weeks.  Melody joined this world in May at 10 inches and only 13 ounces.  Lois and Melody's fight to become healthy again was a long one.  Melody spent months in the NICU and Lois had some severe complications.  On October 3, Melody finally got to go home with her parents.  Things were looking up for the Unger family.  However, on October 11th, Lois' health took a turn for the worse and on the 15th she passed away.  I wanted Melody to have something for pictures of her and her mom.  So, I am sending the album to Kaleb so he can add pictures and journal memories.

Items Used:
Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge
New Arrival Cricut Cartridge
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Journaling sheets from Michaels
Various punch out embellishments

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the day!

Monday, October 17, 2011


Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was pretty quiet, my husband had drill and my step-son was at his mom's.  My dog and I had the whole house to ourselves.  Every now and then it's kind of nice to have some "me" time.  Tonight I made a Halloween card to share with you.  I bought a couple Sew Easy Ribbon punches and wanted to give them a try.  For the most part, it is very easy to use.  I will say that keeping the ribbon straight is a bit difficult but I think with a little more practice I will get the hang of it.

My Creative Time - Throwback Thursday

Items Used:
Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
Sew Easy Ribbon Zig Zag
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper Spooky Puns

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful night!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Jolly Holly Day

Yay, it's Friday!  This weekend should be pretty low key.  For the first time in a long time, we have absolutely nothing to do.  There is not even a soccer game tomorrow.  This means I should have plenty of time to work on grad school applications.  I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  I am hoping to get a jump on these early this year.  All the cuts came from the Jolly Holidays cartridge.  I forget how many adorable images are on this cartridge.  This little elf turned out so cute!

Items Used:
Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite Cartridge
Pumice Stone, Forst Moss, Black Soot & Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Ribbon from my stash
Peachy Keen Christmas Character Face Assortment
Sentiment - Pink By Design Christmas Wishes

Paper Cutz Challenge - Challenge 113 (circles, diamonds or stars)
Celebrate the Occasion - Challenge 34 (use red, black and white)

I am off to start some laundry, have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

BBTB2 Frog Challenge

Happy Thursday!  The challenge for Bitten By The Bug was to make a project using a frog.  As Halloween is quickly approaching, I still need a few cards to send out.  So, I added a witches hat to this cute little frog.  I think he turned out pretty cute!

Items Used:
Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Sentiment - Pink By Design A Haunting We Will Go

I am off to walk my dog on this gorgeous afternoon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LFIF - Leaves

Hello everyone!  I can't believe it is Wednesday already!  This week is flying by.  Now that the wedding is over, I have no excuses not to work on my grad school applications.  If I am good at one thing, it is procrastinating grad school applications.  Tomorrow I am hitting them hard.  Wish me luck.  The weather around here has been absolutely gorgeous.  Fall has snuck up on me.  I looked up the wedding was over and somehow fall was here.  My yard definitely knows it's here and needs some serious raking.  Tonight I have a fall card that I made for Peachy Keen's LFIF Challenge.

Items Used:
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge (scarecrow)
Sesame Street Seasons Cricut Cartridge (leaves)
Peachy Keen Stamps Monster Face assortment
Sentiment - Pink By Design Bountiful Blessings

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous night!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Why So Blue?

Happy Monday everyone!  The weekend seemed to fly by although we did not do much of anything.  I did manage to get outside yesterday morning and rake up some leaves but that was about as productive as it got.  My sister and her husband are back from their honeymoon.  They are coming up today to get their dog that we have been watching.  Today, I have a super simple card I made last night.  I absolutely love the Disney cuts but they are so time consuming!  This cute little Eeyore turned out pretty well though.

My Creative Time - Throwback Thursday (use a font cartridge)
Whimsical Wednesday - Anything Goes

Items Used
Cricut Cartridge - Pooh and Friends Font
Ribbon from my stash
Sentiment - Pink by Design Animated Greetings 2

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I'm Back :)

Hello everyone!  I feel like I have not posted in forever.  Last Saturday was my sister's wedding.  It was absolutely gorgeous.  I was out of town most of last week and I have spent this week recovering.  I finally got some time to make a couple of cards tonight.  My good friend from college is pregnant with baby number two.  They just found out that they are having a boy!  She is super excited.  I used the Peachy Keen sketch for inspiration to make her card.  Here is the sketch:

Peachy Keen Stamps - Sketch Challenge #62

Items Used
Cricut Cartridge - Baby Steps
Peachy Keen Stamps - Fun Kiddie Face set
Sentiment - Pink By Design Baby Love
Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Various Ribbon

Have a wonderful night.  I am off to bed.  It is way past my bedtime. :)