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!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tree card

In celebration of fall, I decided to make several tree cards.  Janis over at PauseDreamEnjoy recently had a weekly "Tree Card Series" which inspired me to make some tree cards for fall.  I just love the fall season....can you tell?  

This cute little A2 size card was cut at 4 inches from the Create A Critter cartridge.  I also cut some extra leaves.  I have absolutely no idea what paper packs these papers came from...just pulled them from the scraps pile.  My scraps pile is three twelve by twelve drawers and I am trying to use them up.  

If you get a chance, check out Janis' tree series.
Tree Series Post #1
Tree Series Post #2
Tree Series Post #3
Tree Series Post #4

The sentiment stamp "Autumn Leaves" is from Mary at Cardztv's "Thoughtful For You" stamp set. She has amazing stamps!  They are very versatile and so easy to use.

This is my entry for
Scrappy Frogs Challenge
Make It Monday Kraft Journal Challenge

I hope each and every one of you has a fantabulous day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Autumn Leaves

Happy Fall Y'all from Texas!
We have had so much heat since June and many of us were looking forward to fall weather.  The recent line of storms that rolled in didn't leave much of an impact on my little town....but when I woke up this morning it was 38 degrees!  Yea!  

The recipe for the A2 size card above is as follows

Card base from Recollections Kraft cardstock, cut at 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 and folded in half
Tree cut from Country Life Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2 inches
Extra leaves also cut to display on bottom of card
Background mat cut at 4 by 5 1/4
Bottom strip cut at 1 inch by 4 inches

The "happy fall y'all" sentiment is from Cardztv Stamps "Thankful For You" 

I hope everyone has a nice day today! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Simply Crafts November Challenge

This is my submission for my good friend, Pam's, and her good friend, Glora's, new challenge blog, SIMPLY CRAFTS CHALLENGE. Please come play along. This is FUN!

The challenge asks us to make any project using the turkey cut from the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge or, if you do not have a Cricut, or this cartridge you can use a similar cut from another cut.  Although I cut this turkey at 3 3/4 inches...forgot about how TALL his hat would make him!  Whew!  I think he turned out pretty cute!
  • Create A Critter for Turkey cut @ 3 3/4"
  • A2 size card
  • Card base is Recollections Kraft Card Stock
  • All background papers from Recollections pack
  • Cream Background mat cut @ 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • Rust colored background cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Green colored background cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Rocky border on bottom hand cut @ 1" x 4" and embossed with Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles folder.
  • Critter's hat embossed with Diamond Plate Cuttlebug folder.
  • Wings embossed with Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder.
  • Orange feathers embossed with Victoria Cuttlebug folder and edges rolled up with fingers.
  • Sentiment "Let's Talk Turkey" from Mary's CardzTV Stamps "Thankful for You" stamp set (shown below)

For some reason (unknown to me), I have not used the Create A Critter cartridge more than 5 times since I have owned it. Thank you, PAM, for using this cut for the challenge! I now realize why this cartridge is so popular.

Have an awesome day! Lynn

Monday, November 7, 2011

Exciting News!

I'm happy to announce that I am a Design Team Member on Mary's very first 
CardzTV Stamp Design Team! Yeah!!!!

Thank you, Mary, for this great opportunity. I am so excited and elated.  

Mary recently launched her own line of stamps called CardzTV Stamps, and we will be featuring these stamps on our projects.  Woo-Hoo!  

I'll be posting  the entire team with their blog links as soon as I get the link list. 

I hope you guys have an awesome day!  Lynn

Paper Playtime Challenge #60 - Thank You Projects

Today starts a brand new challenge over at Paper Playtime!
For challenge #60 it's all about Thank You Projects made with your Cricut.
Here's my flower card I made with the Just A Note Cricut cartridge.


This was so easy to make! Card base is Kraft cardstock.
Solid papers & Rhinestones from Recollections.
Edges are inked.
Stamps from stash.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'd love it if you would leave a comment and become a FOLLOWER! Hop over to Paper Playtime and play along with us in this challenge. This is fun!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Happy Hello

Happy Saturday everyone!  I am sending you a Happy Hello!

I just love fall....wood burning fireplaces, autumn leaves changing colors, milder temperatures....and lower electric bills! It has been so hot in my state that fall is a welcome change.

This A2 size card was made from scraps of paper that were on my desk.  I have been working on my son's photo album and my desk was a mess!  Instead of throwing all the scraps of paper out, I was able to make five (yes, five) cards from the "stuff" on my desk.

The squirrel was cut from the Create A Critter cartridge at 3.5 inches.  Card base is from Recollections Craft Paper...all other papers are from Die Cuts with a View cardstock.  The little gold leaf rhinestone was purchased from the Michael's bins.

Hope you have a great Saturday and have an opportunity to play in your craft room today!

Friday, November 4, 2011


I have been perusing my computer files to delete pictures to create additional storage space on my hard drive.  I came across this card that I made sometime in the summer.  The picture doesn't do the card justice.

I hope each and every one of you have an awesome, special day.

Happy Birthday Cake

Creating Masculine cards is challenging for most of us.  I made this tri-fold card with the intention of sending it to a male friend and ended up sending it to a girlfriend!  Isn't that the way it always works?

Hope you guys have an awesome weekend!

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