Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hello Thursday!

Hey Jude!  or is it Dude!  Would you believe that this entire card is made with stickers other than the green strip on the bottom and gingham ribbon?  I love it!  I purchased this huge sticker sheet last year of all these monkeys....they are in cars, in planes, on ferris it!  When my son was small, I always called him my little monkey.

The sentiment, "Dude" is from CARDZTV's "My Guy" stamp set.  This stamp set is PERFECT for masculine cards and Father's Day cards.

Hope each and every one of you have a great Thursday!  Be sure to check back with me on Saturday for The Scrapbooking Queen's new stamp release!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Scrapbooking Queen Featured Designer

Hi Everybody!!!  I am the Featured Designer today for The Scrapbooking Queen.  I have had SO much fun being a part of  The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Stamp Design Team.  I made a card today and used the Queen's Birthday stamp set.  This stamp set has so many awesome royal sayings on it!  You can check out her amazing stamps and other products HERE.

For my card above, I chose to use the Princess stamp set.

inside of card

The bee was cut from Cricut Birthday Bash at 2.75 inches and the bee hive was cut from the Create A Critter cartridge at 3 inches.  I also used googlie eyes and stickles on the card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set shown below:

The Royal Pink Dew Drops were also used for the upper right corner of the card and they are available at the ROYAL SHOPPE.

Hope everyone has a great day today!  Thank you so so much for visiting my blog.

Just a Sweet Note

If you are looking for The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge, click HERE.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  Did you guys get to cook out and eat watermelon for the Memorial Day weekend?  I sure did!

I decided to make a "fun" card today to send to a special someone that is in my Crafty Pen Pal group.

A friend of mine has been sending me cards that measure 4 inches by 4 inches.  I did not realize how fun they are!  I mostly make A2 size cards and decided to "make a change" and create a few cards that are the smaller size.  I used the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge for the cupcake with paper in my scrap drawer.  The small flower is an embellishment from an old K&Co Dogwood Embellishment pack.  The sentiment, "Sending Sweet wishes your Way! is from The Scrapbooking Queen's Princess' Birthday Stamp Set.  It is just perfect for this cute cupcake!  You can find all of The Queen's stamp sets HERE.

I hope everyone has a special day today and hope you get a chance to visit your craft room.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Digi Challenge

 It is time......drum roll........for another Royal Digi Challenge!  The Queen has asked us to make a project, card, frame, .....using a "guy" theme for Father's Day or you can make a masculine card for any occasion.

I am one of those people that loves to color digital images but I have trouble with my hands sometimes so I chose to select a pre-colored digital image from Pink Cat Studios!  They have such cute digis and pre-colored ones as well! How easy and fun is that?  I just LOVE pre-colored digis!

This ole' Daddy Cat has his groove ON  and kitties hanging all over him!  So....what is a card without a cute sentiment?  I used the sentiment "It's the King's Birthday is from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Stamp line.  You can see all of her amazing stamps HERE.

Come and join us in this super fun challenge!

For a list of the sponsors and their prizes for this challenge, click HERE.

Friday, May 25, 2012

CARDZTV Challenge #9

It is time for CARDZTV CARD CHALLENGE.....and I just love this theme! The challenge starts today, the 25th of May and continues tomorrow, the 26th and Sunday, the 27th. The theme is to create  a card, party favor or craft project for an engagement or wedding shower or for a wedding.

Here is my card that I made:


All papers--Martha Stewart
A2 size card
Cream background mat cut at 4 1/8 by 5 3/8
Silver mat cut 4 by 4 1/4
Scallop circle cut at 4 inches using Storybook Cricut cartridge
Silver circle cut at 3 1/2 using Storybook Cricut cartridge
Cake is a Wedding Sticker from K& Co

I used the CARDZTV STAMP "Happy Days" stamp set for my sentiment.  This stamp set has just about everything you need for that special occasion.

 Venture over to Mary's blog and play along with us.   On Monday, May 28, Mary will be giving away one Cardztv Stamp set (of your choice) to one lucky winner who submits a project.

Come join us and have some crafty fun!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sparkling Birthday Wishes

Happy Tuesday my friends and welcome to the beginning of another work week!  Bah, or should I say...Blah Humbug!

I have SO MANY FRIENDS who have birthdays during the month of May!!!  Especially the end of May!  So, I decided to make a very cheerful "sparkling" card for a friend of mine the just loves bling.

I included with this card a bottle of "sparkling" non-alcohol wine (it really tastes like grape juice with club soda added) wrapped in a decorated wine bag.  The wine bag is hot pink and yellow and I thought this cute giraffe would be perfect!

Here is the recipe:

A2 size card, teal blue card base
background mat 4 by 5 1/4; papers by K& Co.
yellow checkered border strip cut at 1 3/4 by 5 1/4
Giraffe cut at 2.75 inches from Create A Critter cartridge

The sentiment, "Sparkling Birthday Wishes" is from The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Shoppe and is on the stamp set that is called "The Queen's Birthday".  Check out The Queen's amazing stamps by clicking on the link above.

I hope everyone has a chance to get in your craft room or craft area to help relieve the stress of an exhausting day.    Have a great week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Winner of Caleb's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope you guys had a great weekend!  The winner of the K&Co Mat Pad (blog candy) is.....selected through

Blogger Madge said...
Love the jewels. I can never get enough BLING BLING!!! super cute card.
{love love}
Scrappin Madge

Congratulations Madge!!!  Send me your snail mail address and I will get your mat pad in the mail to you!  My email address is sheree (dot) burress (at) gmail (dot) com.


Hello Everyone!  
It is time to add some projects to my

So, how many of you love and admire MARY AT CARDZTV??

My sweet friend, Susan, who has a blog with the cutest name that is called itsmesusanp and you can find her blog by clicking on the name above.  She makes the cutest projects and is so much fun!

This morning, Susan challenged me to make a card similar to a card that Mary has made and here is what I selected:

I found the video of this super cute card from a post that Mary made that is dated July 29, 2011.  Here is the link if you would like to check out her video and how she made this adorable card.

  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fun Challenge by a friend

Happy Sunday everyone!!!  How many times have you pinned something to Pinterest with the intention to try to make or craft or purchase that product/project....but never did?

A friend of mine, Susan, challenged me to select a project on my Pinterest and make it.  So I did!

Here is my card:

Isn't it cute?

I found a card like this one on Janis' blog and pinned it to my Pinterest,  Here is Janis' card and blogpost below:

Owl Series #11, #12, and #13! Woo-Hoo!
Owl Series #11

Project #342 of this year
A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Background paper from Ki "Fancy Free" paper stack from Michael's.
Fiskars border punch "treading water".
HOOT 'N' HOLLER for Owl 9 cut @ 3 1/2".

"You are my sunshine" stamp from K Andrew Designs "Splashtastic Summer" set.

I am so glad that Janis leaves such detailed instructions!  This was a fun challenge between two friends.  If you get a chance.....challenge a friend of yours and do the same thing!

Happy Sunday!

Caleb's Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to a surprise Birthday Blog Hop for Caleb, my Design Team buddy over at The Scrapbooking Queen's Castle. You can visit Caleb on his blog, and wish him a Happy Birthday if you want. I know he'd love that. His blog is KIDS FOR CARDS.

If you arrived here from JILLIAN, then you're right on track! If not, start at the beginning with Theresa - The Scrapbooking Queen.

I have some BLOG CANDY up for grabs! But first, here is the birthday card I made for Caleb:

Recipe:  Card base cut at 4.5 by 11 and folded in half.  Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock was cut at 4 1/4 by 5 1/4 for the background mat and embossed with the Diamond Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The adorable CROWN was purchased at Michaels in the Embellishment section and it is made by Recollections.  The strip for the sentiment was cut at 3/4 inch by five inches and layered on the background mat.  The red diamond stones are from my stash.  The sentiment, "Happy Birthday, Prince" is from the Prince's Birthday stamp set from The Scrapbooking Queen's ROYAL SHOPPE.

Caleb is The Prince of our Royal Court and he makes the greatest cards you have ever seen.  I think Caleb is going to be a famous artist one day because he is so creative and he has a great eye for colors!  Caleb makes great videos too.

Caleb, you are truly a prince to me.  I love you, my friend, just the way you are.

For my Blog Candy, I am giving away, to one lucky winner, a K& Company "Color Basic" Designer Mat Pad.  It has 18 sheets of double sided card stock and the sheets measure 4.75 by 6.75.  It will be great for spring and summer cards!

 All you have to do is become a follower on Caleb's blog and leave him a comment!  Easy peasy!  Caleb's Mom and I will select one lucky winner using  You can visit Caleb's blog at KIDS FOR CARDS.

Your next stop is VICKY.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Birthday Fit For A Queen

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!

I have had SO much fun being a part of  The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Stamp Design Team.  I made a card today and used the Queen's Birthday stamp set.  This stamp set has so many awesome royal sayings on it!  You can check out her amazing stamps and other products HERE.

For my card, I used the 3 Birds On Parade cartridge and cut the bird at 3 1/4 inches.  The background mat is from a paper collection from Basic Grey called "Cupcake".  I just love the bright colors.  The bow is from the children's craft section at Michaels.  The twine on the button is also from THE ROYAL SHOPPE.

I think this card is fit for a Queen, so "bring on the Queen's cupcakes!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Well, happy Sunday!  I have been "on a roll" in the craft room making cards lately.  I dug out the Cricut Lite Meow cartridge to see what little kitties I wanted to play with.

I have been trying to use up my scrap all of the papers used on this card were from the scrap drawer.

The dresser (with cat) was cut at 3 1/4 inches.  It was pretty easy to put together.  Card measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 using red cardstock.  Background mat measures 4 by 5 1/4 and is a soft subtle pink.  Cat paws measures 1 1/4 by 5 1/4 and was adhered on the bottom of pink background mat.  Then I added some white rickrack just for fun.  Yellow button and red twine were from my stash.  I popped up the dresser with foam tape.

The sentiment, "Cat Nap" is from CARDZTV Here Kitty Stamp set.

Hope you get a chance to relax, spend time with your family, and enjoy the day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Summer Vacation card

If you are looking for Paper Playtime Challenge #74 click HERE!

Happy Friday everyone!  As the week draws closer to the weekend, I just want to say a "Happy Mother's Day" to all the Moms out there!

I have been busy in the craft room this week...made 5 cards today!  

For the card that I made below, I decided to make "sand" background paper for the bottom of the card.  I am so thankful for Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The words "written" in the sand are from Mary at CARDZTV stamps.  The stamp set is called "Fun in the Sun".

The chair was cut at 3 1/2 inches from the Life's A Beach Cricut cartridge.  The flip flops were cut from the same cartridge at 3/4 inch.  The sentiment "Summer Vacation" is also from the same stamp set.

Hope you guys get a chance to play in your craft room this weekend!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flip Flops Card

If you are looking for Paper Playtime Challenge #74 click HERE!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I have been able to create a few cards the last few days for a pen pal group that I am a member.  The weather has been beautiful and I have noticed a lot of gals wearing their flip flops and shorts lately.

I would love to head out to a beach somewhere to soak up some sun rays and listen to the waves.  The card was made with that thought in mind.

A2 Size Card
Flip Flops cut at 2 inches from Life's A Beach cartridge
Background mat cut at 4 by 5 1/4
"Sand" paper cut at three inches and torn by hand to create jagged edge
Rhinestones from Forever in Time Bling set
Sentiment "flip flops" from Cardztv Fun in the Sun Stamp Set

I have really had a lot of fun with the "Fun in the Sun" stamp set by Cardztv.  I will show you a card I made using the sentiments on this stamp set to create a background tomorrow.  You can check out Mary's stamp sets HERE!  

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #74

Hello Everyone!  Are you ready for another challenge?  I am!  I am!  I had SO SO SO much fun making this project!

  For PAPER PLAYTIME'S Ch# 74 it's all about BUGS & CRAWLIES... make a project with a bug on it!  Caterpillar, butterfly, dragonfly, inch worm, bees, ants, ladybugs.......the sky is the limit!  So.....are you ready for my card?  Here it is....

Isn't he just the CUTEST BUG YOU HAVE SEEN TODAY?  And, guess what?  I put him on an Action Wobble!  You can purchase the fun wobbles at The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Shoppe HERE.

And what is a challenge without a PRIZE?  The prize is a .....wait for it....

$20 VISA card!  
Woo-Hoo! Let's go shopping!!

And...the sponsor for this challenge is......ME!!!

Come on down (as they say in Texas)!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to Mary's Cardz TV Stamps May Blog Hop! We are so glad you are hopping along with us.

To check out all of Mary's amazing stamp sets, check our her store @ Cardz TV Stamps.  For this hop, I used the Ticket Talk and Mother's Day stamp sets.  They are amazing and so versatile!

If you arrived here by accident, please start at the beginning of our hop @ Cardz TV.

If you arrived here from Laura, you are in the right place!

This blog hop is open today, Saturday, May 5th and tomorrow, Sunday, May 6th.  Mary will choose 1 winner who will receive 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps of their choice & post the winner on Monday, May 7th.  FUN!!

Here is my Mother's Day project I created:

It is a mini album that is made using one sheet of double-sided, 12 x 12 cardstock:

I used Ticket Talk stamp set and Mother's Day stamp set


There are several tutorials on YouTube on how to made this album.  It is called a Meandering or Maze album.  Mary made a tutorial several years ago when she did her mini album series.

This album only took about two hours to make and would be a great gift for any mom!

Your next stop is Jeri!                      

Friday, May 4, 2012

Simply Crafts Challenge for May

Happy Friday everyone!

Simply Crafts is having their May challenge until May 18th.  The challenge is to use the sun from the Create A Critter cartridge, or if you do not have that cartridge,  you may use another cut as long as it is a sun.

My submission for this challenge is a cute card I made.

The sun was cut from the Create A Critter cartridge at 1 3/4 inches.  The cloud was cut at 1 1/2 inches from the same cartridge.  The sentiment, "Oh Happy Day" is from Mary at Cardztv Stamps.  The stamp set is called Happy Days and has the word "happy" on every sentiment.  I just love it!

If you get a chance, join with me and make a card.

52 Tags Week #18 Challenge

If you want to see all previous weeks and enter a tag of your own, you can find links and themes for each week on my Page Tab above or by CLICKING HERE.  

At any time during the year, 
you can enter any week's Tag challenge!

52 Tags Week # 18 Challenge:
For Week #18, Create a tag with a ZOO image... ANY kind of animal, insect, bird, herbivore that you would see in a zoo!  When was the last time you went to the zoo! 

*New Question or Tag Theme posted every Friday.
*Submit your Tag at any time during the year for any week.
*You do NOT have to reveal what you write on the back of your tag, but you can if you want to share.
*Please link back to PAUSE DREAM ENJOY on your post inviting others to play along.
*One winner each month from all who submitted tags. 

Here is my tag!

When my son was small, I took him to the zoo on a regular basis.  I would love to go again before it gets too hot.

Come and play with us!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hogs & Kisses Challenge Card

If you are looking for the Paper Playtime Challenge No. 73 & Blog hop, Click HERE!

I saw a super fun challenge today.....that a friend told me about.  Hope I am not too late!

You have to use pink, an animal and patterned paper.  Isn't little Piggy cute?  The sentiment is from Mary at Cardztv Stamps.

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Have a Happy Day

If you are looking for the Paper Playtime Challenge No. 73 & Blog hop, Click HERE!

Hello Everyone!

It is Tuesday evening and Saturday is National Scrapbook Day!  Woo Hoo!

To celebrate this occasion, I decided to make a "funky" in 70's in...GROOVY.

Don't you just love it!  I promise it will keep you awake at night!  All papers were from my scrap paper drawers...what I do not use up by the end of this week is getting donated!

The mushroom was cut from the Paisley cartridge at 3 1/4 inches.  I decided to be different and cut the grass out of yellow cardstock!  

The sentiment, "Springtime Hugs" is from CARDZTV "Think Spring" stamp set.  

Hope all of you have a great week!

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