Monday, October 31, 2011

TSQ's Royal Digi Challenge #2 & Paper Playtime's Ch#59

I have two challenges I'm on the Design Team of that have new challenges starting today.
The first is The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #2 and the 2nd one is for Paper Playtime.

First, let me welcome you to The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #2!! Can I just tell you that I LOVE being on this Digi Team?!?!?!!!! This is an awesome group full of talent, kindness, support, and laughs. I hope you'll take the time to visit The Queen's Royal Digi Ch#2 post and see all the Design Team Member's projects. It will blow you away!

I made more than one project for this challenge. I just couldn't resist. I love the images from one of our sponsors, DUDE TIME DOODLES, so much that I couldn't just use one of them - I had to use them all! LOL

This first card is a TALL Card. Tall cards are cut 9" x 8" and scored at 4". They fit perfectly into a Business Size #10 envelope. Here are all the details:
  • Scarecrow from DUDE TIME DOODLES
  • Chalking for background 
  • Baskets from DoodleCharms cut at 1 inch and 1.5 inches
  • Corn from Country Life Cricut Cartridge cut at .75 inches
  • Papers from Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg Paper Collection
  • Image colored with chalks, pencils, markers, and anything else I could get my hands on


Isn't this guy just adorable?  Here's all the details for him:

  • A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
  • Scarecrow from DUDE TIME DOODLES
  • Ribbon from Stampin' Up
  • Button added to hat just for fun (love buttons!)
  • Background paper from Echo Park and cut at 3.5 inches with LACY LABELS
  • Scarecrow is adhered with ACTION WOBBLE for some wobbly, jiggly fun!
  • Image colored with pencils, chalk, markers, and anything else I had laying around

  • A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
  • Pilgrim from DUDE TIME DOODLES
  • 3 1/4" Circle punch by Marvy
  • 4" Storybook Cartridge page 40
  • Image colored with colored pencils
  • Stickles on cheeks
  • Background papers from Recollections Fall Harvest Designer Paper pad
  • Cardbase is Recollections Spice Market pad
Now... I'd like to welcome you to Paper Playtime's Ch#59 - Anything Goes!  

  • A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
  • Solid papers from Recollections
  • Dotted paper from K&Co. Baby Mat Pad
  • Border punch is Martha Stewart
  • Mushroom cut @ 4" from the Paisley Cricut cartridge
  • Stamps from K Andrew Designs "Crafty Friends" stamp set
I hope you'll stop by both The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #2 and  Paper Playtime's Ch#59 and play along with us! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet Cupcake

I just love cupcake cards.  My friend, Janis, at had a cupcake bloghop sometime in the summer and I got addicted to all the different cupcake shapes available on the Cricut cartridges.
I have used the shaped cupcakes as thank you notes, (Sweet as can Be), just saying hello (Hey Cupcake!),  affection type notes (I am sweet on you) and of course, the traditional birthday theme.
After all, who doesn't love cupcakes?
The Cricut Sweet Shop cartridge even has cupcake boxes to put cupcakes in!
Can't get much sweeter than that!
Have a great Halloween weekend folks!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We've Moved!

Happy Friday everyone!

I made several of these cards to notify friends of my new address.

Now, on to the recipe for this card:  A2 size card base was cut from MyPaperStudio Kraft cardstock.  Background mat was cut at 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.  The house is from the Cricut Pop Up Neighborhood cartridge at 4 inches.  This cartridge was supplied to Circle Members by ProvoCraft.  White Ribbon was from my stash.

I really like this cartridge.  It has a lot of shapes and is very versatile.

Have a great weekend!

Bonnie Card!

I hope everyone is having a super day!  I have been feeling kind of froggy with the cooler weather and have been in the mood to read.  I send this HUGE card to my friend's daughter recently.
My intention was to cut this card to fit an A2 size envelope.  Well, it cut out about six inches high!  OOPS!  So, I decided Bonnie would love it anyway!
Bonnie's favorite color is purple so I tried to incorporate those colors in the card.
I hope you guys have a fabulous day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Winner Mother Goose Blog Hop

Thank you for visiting our blogs and reviewing our projects!  All of your comments were awesome!

The winner of the Martha Stewart 12x12 Paper Pad is......kardsbykathi!

Kathi, please contact me at with your address and I will get your prize in the mail.

I learned so much about Mother Goose from this hop...thanks to The Scrapbooking Queen for having the hop!  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mother Goose Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Mother Goose Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from
If not, here is the list of everyone on the hop so you can start at the beginning:

Here's my project:

The CUTEST gift bag ever!

Here is the card I made to go with this gift bag!
Little Piggie is from Create A Critter.
Flowers from Creative Charms.
Papers from Debbie Mumm Nursery Rhyme Pack.
Stamps are from My Pink Stamper.

I chose this Mother Goose rhyme because 

I sang this rhyme to my son when he was little and it was his favorite!  Of course, I used his toes as the "little piggies"!

Please visit THE QUEEN'S blog
for the RULES on winning the Main Grand Prize from Meljen's Designs!
1} Become a follower of The Queen's blog and comment on her Mother Goose Post
2} Like Meljen's Designs Facebook page... tell her "THE QUEEN sent me"
3} Become a follower of Meljen's Blog
For an Extra Chance to Win:
4} Become a follower of ALL the blogs and comment on The Queen's blog that you have done so
You can visit Meljen's Designs Store at

You can visit Meljen's Facebook at
(Like & State, "The Queen sent me!")

I will be giving away a Martha Stewart 12 X 12 Paper Pack to one lucky winner using  You must be a follower of my blog and must leave a comment telling me what your favorite Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme is.

Your next stop is

Thanks for hopping along!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Owls Trick Or Treat

Happy Halloween!  What are you doing for Halloween!

This simple A2 size card was made from leftover Halloween paper scraps...and other embellishments leftover from a K& Company embellishment pack.  The card took 3 minutes to make.

Hope you guys have a super duper day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2nd Card for Simply Crafts October Challenge!

I had so much fun making the card for Pam and Glora's challenge at Simply Crafts that I just had to make another card!

Isn't this card just the bomb?  I borrowed Janis' idea ( of putting the cut on an Action Wobble.  

Challenge #1 asked us to make a project using the image from page 49 of the Paper Doll Dressup Cricut Cartridge.   Here is the A2 size card I made:

The Monster was cut at 4 inches.  I scrounged around my craft room and found the biggest googlie eyes I had.  I cut this image out twice at 4 inches to layer on top of each other.  Mr. Monster was placed on an Action Wobble.  He is so cute!

The "eyeballs" background paper is from S E I.  I purchased it at the coolest local scrapbook store located in Roswell, New Mexico.

The sentiment is from KAndrewDesigns Fall-O-Ween stamp set.  I just love her stamps!  You can mix and match the stamps to design your own sentiment like I did here!  Check her awesome stamps sets here!  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I enjoy each of you so much and want each of you to know how much you enrich my life.

Happy Crafting!

Simply Crafts October Challenge

Happy Fall Y'all!  I just love fall, brown, sage green, pumpkins, scarecrows, Halloween costumes, fall wreaths...hay bales...I could go on and on!

There is a new challenge blog by Simply-Pam and Glora called Simply Crafts.  The challenge is to use the cut on Page 49 of the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge.

Here is my submission for the challenge.  The image is cut at 3.5 inches using paper from Echo Park.  Background striped paper came from a Recollections Paper Pack that I recently purchased at Michael's.  The black fence and pumpkin came from last year's Echo Park Halloween paper collection kit.  Sentiment used is from My Pink Stampers Spook Puns set.  I had so much fun making this card.

If you get a chance, hop on over to Simply Crafts and play with us!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Giveaway Winner

Woo Hoo!  The winner of the two Martha Stewart Stamp Sets is.......drum roll please.....


Sharon said: I love your card!!! The bg papers are great! Love that birdie with it's letter. The sentiment is jsut perfect! Awesome card!!!! :)

Sharon, please send me your address at and I will get your stamps to you!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Paper Playtime #57 Cricut Creations using Black, Orange and Purple

Welcome to the Paper Playtime challenge! Paper Playtime is changing their challenge to the first and third Monday of each month.   Our very first challenge using this new schedule is to make a project using the colors of orange, black and purple.  You can make an altered project, tag, card,  mini album, wall decor, frame...anthing as long as you use the colors of orange, black and purple.  Since we are into the fall season, I chose to make a Halloween card.  The recipe is listed below:

Spider cut at  4 inches    using the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge
Spider web border was made using the Martha Stewart Spider Web border punch

Sentiment from Spooky Puns stamp set by MyPinkStamper
Rhinestones and ribbon from stash
Adorable paper from EchoPark (love this paper) Halloween Collection Kit 

We would love it if you guys decide to play along!  As an additional surprise, I have chosen to give away an extra goodie to one of you that submit a project.  Woo Hoo!  

Come play with us!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Scrapbooking Day

Hello Everyone!

In celebration of World Scrapbooking Day, I made the card shown above to send to a special friend.  The bird was cut at 3 1/2 inches using the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge page 34.  Love my Cricut!

Papers used were from a Recollections pack.  This card was super simple and quick to make.

In celebration of this day, I have decided two give away two Martha Stewart stamp sets.  Woo hoo!

All you need to do is become a follower and leave a comment below.

I will select the winner using on October 5th.

Have a great day everyone!

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