Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TSQ's Royal Digi Challenge#4

Hello my friends!  Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Are you ready for The Scrapbooking Queen's Challenge No. 4?

Our challenge for this month is to make a project with any theme that you like.  Anything goes!  For my project, I chose to make two cards.  One is a Christmas card and the other card is friendship card using pre-colored digital images from Meljen's Designs.  

I absolutely love Meljen's Designs stamps.  You can check them out HERE.  Although I just love my Cricut, I love digital stamps too!  
It is so easy to size and print them out, a little glitter, a little shadowing and VOILA!  A quick card!

Both cards are A2 size cards.  All papers were from my paper scrap pile.  I used Ranger Stickles to bling up the images.  "Noel" sentiment stamped on the Christmas Wreath is from Cardztv Holly Jolly stamp set.  I stamped it with Stampin Up Ruby Red ink.  Red Ribbon is from the scrap ribbon pile.
For the snowman card, all I did was print it, punch is out with a circle punch, add some "Diamond" Stickles and I was done!  I created the lines on snow on the bottom of the card with a Martha Stewart Snowflake Border punch.

I cannot wait to see what each of you submit....Anything Goes!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Scripture card

As we quickly approach this busy holiday season, I want to wish each and every one of you Merry Christmas!  Hope 2012 is the best year filled with good health, family and friends.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best Friends

Don't you just love Besties?  I do not know what I would do without my girlfriends.  They rock!
I made this card for a very special friend.  It was so much fun to put together.  All the papers I used came from my scrap drawer.      Whatever is left in that drawer by the end of the year is being tossed in the trash can!

Hope you guys have a great day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

January calendar

I purchased the Designer's Calendar cartridge in 2010 and made a calendar page for every month in 2011 and placed it on the wall in my craft room.  I am going to continue the same tradition for 2012 but decided to share the layout I create for each month.

Recipe is as follows:

1 sheet white 12 by 12 cardstock
background mat K& Co. Wintertide paper cut 11.75 by 11.75
Grid for days of the month cut at five inches, background mat behind grid also cut at 5 inches
numbers cut at .75 inches
days of the week cut at 1 inch
"January" cut at 2.25 inches
Snowflakes cut from Potpourri cartridge at 3 inches
Snowman cut from Smiley Cards cartridge at 5 inches

There are a few things I have learned about this cartridge:
It has many many one or two layer images on it
It has some great phrases and a money sign which I love
Do not EVER cut those numbers smaller than three quarters of an inch...they will tear to pieces
Grid cannot be cut smaller than five inches because the letters cannot be cut any smaller than .75 inches
There are many different fonts on this cartridge

For some reason, I really really enjoy making the calendar each month.  Consequently, I have ventured out and have started making layouts.  It is so much fun!

Thank you for dropping by to see my latest creation.  Each one of you inspire me so much!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winner! Cardztv Christmas Blog Hop

Thank you so much for participating in the Cardztv Christmas Blog Hop.  And, thank you, Mary, for having this hop!  It was so much fun!

I read each and everyone of your comments and appreciate them so much!    The winner of my blog candy, a special Winter Collection Paper Pack with goodies and all the trimmings, selected by random.org is................

 JaniceA said...

Great card, the trees are great!

Congratulations, Janice!  Please contact me at bootsandbling@gmail.com with your address and I will mail your package to you!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 19, 2011

There's SNOW One Like You!

Welcome to Paper Playtime's Ch# 63!
"For Ch#63 - Anything Goes & include a Sentiment"!

Are all the presents wrapped and under the tree?  Have you planned your meal for Christmas Day?  

Ok, ok....I haven't finished either!

Don't you just love this card?

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Pre-colored Digi Image from Pink Cat Studio
"There's SNOW one like You!" sentiment stamp from Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes Stamp Set.
Elegant Edges used for Image for Image frame from page 29 and cut @ 3 1/2".
Prima Flowers.
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Spots and Dots.
Background papers from Kaisercraft Christmas Carousel Paper Collection.

If you guys need a break and get an opportunity during this busy holiday season come and play with us!

Anything Goes!

Friday, December 16, 2011

CARDZTV Design Team Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cardztv Design Team Christmas Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Nicole's Blog, if you just happened to come upon my post and wish to start at the beginning, please start at Mary's Blog here.

For my project, I chose to make a Christmas card.  This is an A2 size card.  I cut two sets of trees, one set at 3.5 inches and the other set at 3.0 inches from the Cricut Potpourri cartridge.  For the snow border, I used a Martha Stewart snowflake and embossing punch that I purchased at Tuesday Morning last year for $3.00!  What a bargain!

The sentiment, "Tis The Season" is from Cardztv Holly Jolly stamp set.  Mary is giving this stamp set as one of the giveaways along with the Cricut Seasonal Gingerbread cartridge.  Woo hoo!  I am sponsoring a paper collection pack, Crate Paper Northpole Collection pack as a prize as well.  In order to win, you will need to leave a comment on each design team members post and Mary will draw the winners and announce them on her blog.

For my blog candy:

 I will be giving away a Christmas Paper Pack Collection that has double sided papers, buttons, ribbon, embellishments and lots more!   All you need to do is become a follower and leave me a comment!  Easy peasey!

Thank you so much for playing along with us and viewing our projects.  Your next person in the hop is Amanda's Blog

Here is the line of all the 
wonderful Blogs

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas!

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Ornament cut from SIMPLY CHARMED @ 3 1/2"
Ornament glitter papers from DCWV mat stack.
Background papers and tag from Kaisercraft 6"x6" Christmas Carnival Collections paper stack.
Ribbon from Joann's.
"Merry Christmas" stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Home For Christmas" stamp set.

Happy Bird-day!

Ho ho ho!  I bet you thought you were going to see another Christmas card!

Fooled ya!  I have several friends who have birthdays in the month of December.

This adorable A2 size card was made in a snap!  So fast!

Bird cut at 3.5 inches using the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  Sentiment Happy Bird-Day is from Cardztv Make a Wish stamp set.

What are you going to craft today?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas

Is all of your Christmas shopping completed?  I haven't even started!  Well, maybe a little.

Ho ho ho!  The above A2 size card is just one of the 75 cards I made to send to family and friends.  The last batch will go out in the mail on Monday.  Whew!

Santa Claus was cut from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge at 3.5 inches.  Isn't he cute?  I even inked around his moustache and beard with silver ink!  I cut out 9 of these little guys...

Sentiment is from Cardztv Stamps "Home For Christmas" set. 

 Mary has the most amazing stamp sets!  I have used every stamp in the Home For Christmas set because they are so versatile.

Hope you guys have a super "merry" weekend!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Cardz tv Challenge # 2 Crafty Christmas

Welcome to Cardz TV Challenge No. 2!

Have you guys started making Christmas cards?  I am on card number 35!  Whew!

This is the 2nd challenge for the new design team I am on...
Ch#2  "Crafty Christmas" CARDS
Challenge is open NOW through Sunday night.
You can enter your CARD @ CARDZ TV.

Card Recipe:
  • Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge cut at 3 inches
  • A2 Size card in red cardstock from Recollections
  • Gift background paper is from Paper Studio
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders, Spots and Dots for green strip and Swiss Dots for scarf
  • Gingham Paper for Dress from a Martha Stewart holiday paper stack
  • Sentiment "Naughty or Nice" from Cardztv Home For Christmas Stamp Set
  • Cute little face from Peachy Keen Happy Lashes stamp set

I am so blessed to be a part of Mary's first Design Team for her Cardz TV Stamps! Please take a moment to visit her store at CARDZ TV STAMPS. Her stamp sets are of the highest quality, the sentiments are perfect, and honestly, you couldn't purchase stamps from a nicer person.

I hope you'll have time to enter our second challenge. You can enter a CARD
 that's CRAFTY CHRISTMAS by visiting CARDZ TV.
Blessings to you,
:) Lynn

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Who got snowed in this week?  We only received a few flakes slowly falling from the sky in my neck of the woods.  It sure was cold though!


A2 size card ( 5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Background paper from Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival 6"x6" stack.
Chimey & Santa both from the Simply Charm cartridge and both cut @ 3 1/2" with Shadow Feature.

"Ho! Ho! Ho!" stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Home For Christmas" stamp set.

This card was quick, easy, and FUN to make!  This would be a great card to make in multiples.

Stay warm, my friends!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winner! Here We Come A Caroling Bloghop

Did everyone have a great weekend!  I did!  There were a number of bloghops this weekend and I visited and commented.

Thank you, guys so much for visiting the blog hop this weekend!  The winner of the Home For Christmas stamp set, selected by random.org is Dawn who said:

Blogger Dawn said...

Beautiful card! Just love the bling on your card!

Dawn, please contact me at bootsandbling@gmail.com with your address and I will get this stamp set in the mail to you!

Have a great day everyone!

Paper Playtime Ch# 62 - Christmas with Buttons

Ho ho ho!  It is almost Christmas!  Thank you so much everyone, for coming by and visiting the Here We Come A Caroling  blog hop sponsored by The Scrapbooking Queen.  A special shout out to my crafty friends who participated with me.  I just loved all of your projects!

Paper Playtime's Challenge #62 is a Christmas theme using buttons.  You can  make any project as long as it contains buttons!  I have seen some amazing projects some of our scrap sisters have made with buttons.  Altered frames, Christmas tree ornaments, wall hangings, banners, door wreaths, and shaped Christmas tree decor with nothing but buttons!  How cool is that?

I chose to make a card.  I love sending Christmas cards and plan to make 75 cards.  I have made 25 so far so I better get busy!

I recently discovered the Cricut Celebrate with Flourish in my Cricut Library and cut this tree out at 4 inches.  It is very narrow so I found the perfect background paper from the Recollections Sugar and Spice Christmas paper stack.  Striped ribbon, two buttons, and voila!  Quick card!

The sentiment is from the Home For Christmas stamp set from Cardztv Stamps.  This stamp set is my favorite "go to" stamp set for Christmas.  You can see all of Mary's stamp sets at her blog store Cardz TV Stamps.  

I cannot wait to see your project for our challenge!  

Friday, December 2, 2011

Here We Come A Caroling

Welcome to The Scrapbooking Queen's Here We Come a Caroling Blog Hop!  We hope you enjoy all the adorable projects everyone has made for this hop.  

I just love Christmas carols.  My mother used to sing them to me as a child.  We would sit around the piano while my sister or I played  and everyone would sing.  One of my favorite songs is I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.  This song was originally written for the soldiers in mind during World War II because they could only be home in their dreams. The song was originally sung by Bing Crosby. To this day I can hear Bing  Crosby singing this song with the John Trotter Orchestra. 

I made the above A2 size card with a front door in mind and a wreath.  The wreath was cut from the Cricut Celebrate with Flourish glitter paper at 3.5 inches.  Poinsetta flower is from K and Company.  The sentiment is from Cardz TV Home for Christmas Stamp Set.

For my giveaway, I'll be choosing 1 winner with a
 USA address to win Mary of Cardz TV Stamps set 
"Home For Christmas" as shown below:

To be eligible to win:
1) Become a Follower (if you aren't already)
2) Leave a comment on this post 
(with your email address so I can contact you in case you win)

Winner will be posted on my blog on Monday, December 5th. 

Now you next stop on this hop is 
The completed hop line up is linked below 
make sure  you go check out all of them 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holly Jolly Kandy Kane Kisses!

Ok....How many of you have been eating candy canes?  I have I have!

I love eating Candy Canes!

Both of these cards are A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").
Background papers from Echo Park's Holly Jolly Christmas kit.
Candy Canes cut from Simply Charmed Circut cart p.63 @ 3 1/2" with Shadow feature.

"Kandy Kane Kisses" and "Holly Jolly" stamps are from Cardz TV Stamps "Home For Christmas" stamp set.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Make A Wish!

  • A2 size card base (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") using green cardstock from Recollections
  • Background glittered, striped paper from The Paper Studio called Birthday Extravaganza cut @ 5 1/4" x 4".
  • ELEGANT EDGES for Sentiment mat. "Butterfly2" page 51 cut @ 3 1/4" with Shadow feature.
  • BIRTHDAY BASH for Cake with Candle page 25 cut @ 4".
  • Heart rhinestones from Studio 112.
  • "Make A Wish" sentiment stamp from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS set called, "Make A Wish".

Cannot believe I have 10 "friend" birthdays for the month of December, including my son.  I better get busy and make more birthday cards!  Have a great day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

TSQ's Royal Digi Challenge#3

Did everyone gobble till they wobbled on Turkey Day?  I know I did!
Hope each of you got to spend a wonderful time with your friends and family.  I just love the holiday season, don't you?

Our challenge for this month is to make a project with a Christmas theme.  I have been very busy with my Cricut making Christmas cards for family and friends.  Although I just love my Cricut, I love digital stamps too!  My very favorite digital stamp company is Bonibleaux Designs.  They have a lot of images that cater to masculine cards.  I have a great husband and a son...and I am always hunting for card ideas for men.

The card above is a tall card which measures 9" x 4" and will fit easily in a business size envelope.  This adorable image is from Bonibleaux Designs.   They have the cutest images for Christmas this year.  I colored the presents and stocking with Martha Stewart colored pencils, added some Stickles, rhinestones and ribbon and voila!  Quick easy card in a snap! The sentiment, "Friends are the best presents!" is from the Cardztv Home for Christmas stamp set.

All papers used were from Recollections.  

To celebrate this holiday season, I am going to giveaway a $10.00 Michael's gift card to one lucky winner.  All you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa Baby!

A2 size card using Blue Recollections cardstock (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").
Green dotted paper and Rudolph paper from Recollections "Jolly & Bright" 12"x12" paper pad. 
Santa (okay really a Gnome) is cut from the FRESHLY PICKED cart page 37 @ 3 1/2".

The sentiment mat is cut from ELEGANT EDGES "Doily" page 33 using the Oblong cut & Shadow feature.

"Santa Baby" sentiment stamp from Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS "Home For Christmas" stamp set.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

All Hearts Come Home For Christmas

Who loves Gingerbread cookies? I do I do!

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Papers from DCWV Christmas Combo Stack (from last year)
Ribbons from stash.
Heart button from Hobby Lobby.
Gingerbread family image from PINK CAT STUDIO.
"All hearts come home for Christmas" stamp from CARDZ TV STAMPS "Home For Christmas" stamp set.

Will you be spending Christmas at home this year? Traveling?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Harvest

What are you thankful for?  I am thankful for family, friends, good food, God's love, and all of God's creatures!   

I love to create cards with animals on them.  They are always so cute and cheerful and can be used for adults and children.

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Buttons from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon from Making Memories
Squirrel from LIVE SIMPLY Cricut cart cut @ 2 1/2" and popped up with Foam Squares from The Paper Studio.

"Happy Harvest" from Cardz TV Stamps "Thankful for You" stamp set.

Have a happy harvest kind of day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Let's Talk Turkey!

Good morning!
Has everyone gone to the store and bought their turkey yet?  Yummy, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, homemade rolls, pies...are you hungry yet?

So, Let's Talk Turkey!

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Button from Hobby Lobby
Background papers from stash
Sentiment mat fro LACY LABELS "Family" cut @ 1 1/2" and 1 1/4"

Turkey Platter from SIMPLY CHARMED page 61 cut @ 2 1/2"

"Let's Talk Turkey" stamp from CARDZ TV STAMPS "Thankful for You" stamp set.

I hope you all have a Happy Turkey Day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Paper Playtime Ch# 61 & Hop

Thanks for joining us for Paper Playtime's Ch#61 & Blog Hop
You should have arrived here from
If not, start at PAPER PLAYTIME.

A2 size card
Christmas Tree cut from Sophie Cricut cartridge @ 3".
Cardbase from Recollections.
Background paper from Me & My Big Ideas Holiday 5" x 7" paper pad.
Background paper cut @ 4" x 5 1/4".
{Just a note... I used the same sheet of 12"x12" paper for both backgrounds on both of these cards.}
Bottom red border cut @ 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" and embossed with Victoria Cuttlebug folder.
Paper trim on top of red border is actually "trash" from trimming the background paper. LOL
PSA Essentials stamp set "Whimsy Trees"
Gold stickles & Gold bow added for card enhancement.
Sentiment on inside of card from Mary's of CardzTV Stamps "Home For Christmas" set.
Your next stop is
Here is the complete list of stops on the hop - be sure to visit everyone and leave them some comment love!

1. Janis
2. Pam
3. Maria
4. Lynn (You are Here)
5. Heather
6. Sharon
7. Theresa
8. Mary
9. Libby

You can enter our challenge here directly from my blog or at the PAPER PLAYTIME Challenge blog. Either way, your project will show up in both places - so do whatever is easier for you!

We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cardz TV Stamps Ch#1

Today is a very exciting day for me!
Today is the very first challenge for the new design team I am on...
Ch#1 "Just My Style" CARDS
Challenge is open NOW through Sunday night.
You can enter your CARD @ CARDZ TV.

Card Recipe:
  • CELEBRATE WITH FLOURISH Cricut cartridge
  • Ornament cut @ 3"
  • Papers from Kaisercraft 6" paper pack, "Christmas Carnival Collection"
  • Background mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Card base A2 size using Recollections paper
  • Light blue background mat cut @ 4" x 5 1/4" using Recollections paper
  • Red Strip embossed with Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots
  • Ornament popped up on foam squares
  • Sentiment stamp from Mary's Cardz TV Stamps set "Home For Christmas"
  • Gold ribbon & bow from stash
Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today! I really appreciate all of you who FOLLOW and leave COMMENTS. They really make me smile. You have no idea how much I enjoy reading your comments and visiting new Follower's blogs. Again, thank you so much.

I am so blessed to be a part of Mary's first Design Team for her Cardz TV Stamps! Please take a moment to visit her store at CARDZ TV STAMPS. Her stamp sets are of the highest quality, the sentiments are perfect, and honestly, you couldn't purchase stamps from a nicer person.

I hope you'll have time to enter our first challenge. You can enter a CARD that's JUST YOUR STYLE by visiting CARDZ TV.
Blessings to you,
:) Lynn

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Let's Go Ice Skating!

I have to say, I LOVE THIS CARD!
Pink snowflake paper from We R Memory Keepers, "Merry & Bright" stack.
Rhinestones added to snowflakes from Recollections.
Ribbon from Michael's.
Skater girl image from Pink Cat Studio.
"Warm Winter Wishes!" stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Home For Christmas" stamp set.

Stay warm! Enjoy the winter!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Did you get to spend some time in your craft room over the weekend?
I sure did!

As you are aware, I am a Design Team member of the Cardztv Stamps Design Team, and I have been having so much fun creating with Mary's Home For Christmas Stamp Set!  This set is amazing!  The stamps are not only for Christmas.  Check out the card I made listed below.

Card base is 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" (A2 size) card using Recollections paper.  I embossed the card using the Cuttlebug with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder.  The white snow background paper was cut freestyle.  Ribbon is from my stash.

These cute little penguins were cut from the Create A Critter cartridge at 1 inch.  Their little scarves are all glittered up with Stickles.  

Sentiment, "Warm Winter Wishes!" is from the Home For Christmas Stamp Set. 

You can check out the stamp set along with the other stamps sets here.

Hope everyone has a fabulous day today!

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