Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WINNER! Blog Candy Cardztv Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Thank  you so much for participating in the Cardztv Color Me Happy Challenge.  I hope our Design Team provided you with lots of inspiration!

The winner of my blog candy of a pack of Action Wobbles is Mary D.

MaryD, please contact me via email at sheree (dot) burress (at) gmail dot com with your mailing address so that I can send you the wobbles.

Thanks again, everyone!

Friday, August 17, 2012


Hello my bloggy friends!  Today begins a brand new challenge for Cardz TV Stamps!! Woo Hoo!

Challenge Theme:  COLOR ME HAPPY
For Ch#13, create a card, layout or craft project using any theme you'd like, and the colors...
(You may use small amounts of black and white if you'd like.)
Challenge Begins:  RIGHT NOW, Friday, August 17th @ 12:01 am
Challenge Ends:  THURSDAY, August 23rd @ midnight EST
Winner Announced: FRIDAY, August 24 at CARDZ TV (chosen by random.org)
Prize:  One set of CARDZ TV STAMPS

Here is the card I made to help inspire you to play along with us!

Help!  I'm an alien!  LOL

I am on an Action Wobble!!!


Card is 4.5 by 6.5
Alien cut at 3.5 inches using Cricut Robotz cartridge
Sentiments, Ghouls Rule and YIKES!  from Cardz TV Stamps "More Spooky Sayings" stamp set
Grey moon and grey "dirt" embossed with Cuttlebug Embossing folder
"Stars" on background mat are from Studio G (and they are ITTY BITTY)

Cardz TV Stamps
"More Spooky Sayings"

This challenge was "challenging" for me.  You are going to be amazed at how my Design Team Sisters interpreted this challenge.  You are going to be so inspired.  I cannot wait to see what you create and submit in this challenge!  Make sure it is all YOU!  Be creative!  Think outside the box!  This was so much fun!

MY GIVEAWAY:  I am giving away a set of six Action Wobbles to one lucky person who is....

  1. a FOLLOWER of my blog
  2. Leaves a comment telling me how they would use the Action Wobbles on their projects

Winner selected and posted on Friday, August 24th right here on my blog!   
United States and Canada participants only please.

One more thing before I go.....
For an added chance to win a set of Cardz TV Stamps, make sure you check closely all the wonderful Design Team's cards because one of them is giving you a sneak peek of a NEW stamp set that we'll be releasing in our upcoming blog hop in September! Check out the button on the sidebar for the dates! To have your name enetered to win a set of Cardz TV Stamps, leave a comment under MARY'S post giving the name of the Design Team member AND the name of the new stamp set. Mary will use random.org to pick a winner, and announce that winner on Friday, August 24! Good luck! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I have several friends who are having birthdays in the month of September and figured that I should get busy making cards!  So, I grabbed one of my favorite stamp sets from The Scrapbooking Queen and selected a sentiment from the Royal Princess stamp set.

I used cardstock that was in my paper scrap drawer to make this card.  I am still trying to use up all of my scrap paper!  This cute little princess was cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge at 3.25 inches. Most of the scrap paper was Recollections and those adorable dew drops and the stamp set are available at The Queen's Royal Shoppe.  You can check out all of her amazing products HERE.

Please check back tomorrow for another adorable card that I made using The Queen's Royal Stamps!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

You & Me

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Are you ready for another CARDZTV Challenge?  This is just a reminder that we are having a challenge this weekend over at CARDZTV!   Mary is also having a challenge on her blog right now if you would like to play!  It is called "Critter Cuties" and you can made a card using any critter on any cartridge you would like.  Here is my entry:

I also used the CARDZTV "Hugs and Kisses" stamp set:

If you get a chance, come and play with us!  And don't forget, CARDZTV Stamps Design Team is having a fun challenge this weekend!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lazy Days of August

Happy Monday everyone!
I make a calendar for my craft room every month.  I always use Designer's Calendar cartridge to make the grid and numbers for the days of the month and days of each week.  This cartridge also has a lot of extras on it that often go unnoticed.

My calendar pages are always 12 by 12 and I mount them on a magnet board from Creative Memories which is hung on the wall.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Oh, For those Hatch Chiles!

There is nothing better than great chilies.  The town of Hatch, New Mexico harvests the best green chilies that I have ever tasted.  Hatch chilies are the best.  After moving back to Texas, it is more difficult to find these chilies.  Good green chilies are not hot, nor are they spicy.  They have a distinct flavor unlike other chiles.

In celebration of the harvest this month, I decided to make a card to send to a friend who lives in New Mexico.

No sentiment required:  this card says it all.  I miss those chilies!

Paper Playtime Challenge #81

Happy Monday Everyone!   I am  so happy that you have stopped by today to see what our current challenge is! 

If this is the very first time you have been to the Paper Playtime  Challenges, here is a little information about our challenges!

We have a challenge every other Monday!
1st Monday of the month we have challenges with various themes and also ask that you add some type of DIE CUT or PUNCH to your project:.

3rd Monday of the month we have challenges with various themes and also ask that you add a SENTIMENT to your project. Easy Peasy!

5th Monday of the month - for months that have 5 Mondays, it's always ANYTHING GOES challenges!

Our current challenge is:
For Ch # 81 
+ die cut or punch

Our sponsor this challenge with a prize of a $15 Gift Certificate is...

The Robin's Nest has some awesome products for sale so be sure to check them out!

For my project, I chose to make a party invitation!  It is so hot where I live and we have decided to have a "fiesta" party with our neighbors....our menu will be fajitas, spanish rice, and lots of Margaritas and Limeade!


5x7 white card
Background mat is light blue cardstock from The Robin's Nest 
"Fiesta" Die Cut from Cricut Ole cartridge cut at 2 inches
Spanish Dancer from Ole cartridge cut at 2.75 inches
Photo corners from Ole cartridge cut at 1 inch
Metallic and yellow dew drops from The Robin's Nest
Turquoise Lace from Crate Paper

I cannot wait to see what hot and spicy project you create!

Sunday, August 5, 2012



Hi Guys!  

I  want to tell you about a new challenge blog that's launching Friday, September 7th.  It's called CUT IT UP CHALLENGES. Stacey (from Stacey's Creative Corner) and Kimberly (from Kimberly's Crafty Spot) are 2 friends that are getting it going. They will have a brand new challenge every Friday (the same schedule as the PauseDreamEnjoy Challenges , and all their challenges will require a DIE CUT + their current theme. To help get the word out about the new challenge blog, they are doing a little give-away right now, and the winner will be announced Sept. 7th on their blog along with the first challenge.

CUT IT UP Launch Candy
All the different ways to enter are in their blog post HERE.  I have recently started to look for challenges.  They are so much fun and always give me just another reason to play in my Craft Room! I just LOVE  challenges! I'm very excited about this and can't wait to get started on Sept 7th. So expect not only the PAUSE DREAM ENJOY CHALLENGES posts on Fridays, but one for CUT IT UP CHALLENGES too!

So, on Friday, September 7th let's support Stacey and Kimberly!  I made this quick and simple card to celebrate.  I just love die cuts that are quick and simple to put together as this one was.  The sentiment, "You & Me" comes from a stamp set from CARDZTV stamps.

I just love love love this stamp set.  I find myself using it again and again because it is so versatile!  

Have a great day, my friends!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hoppy Birthday!

I have several friends who are having birthdays this month so I decided to make some birthday cards.  I started out with this cute Cricut image and what was supposed to be a quick project...turned into a nightmare!  Do you ever have days like that?  Eventually, and I do mean eventually, I was able to make this card.  The rabbit/mouse/bird came from the Give a Hoot cartridge (I think).  Background mat was cut from the Elegant Edges cartridges in both shadow and oblong cuts at 4.25 inches.  The sentiment, "Hoppy Birthday" came from Cardztv's "Critter Captions" stamp set.  You can check out her amazing stamp sets HERE.

Tomorrow....it is off to the craft room to make some more birthday cards...and hopefully,  my mojo will return!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Vacation

For those folks with children of school age.....school is just around the corner.  I went to Big Lots today to find parents buying school supplies.  School supplies.  Really?  One woman had six kids. SIX!  How in the world does one afford school supplies for six kids?

Fuel prices are rising daily in anticipation of the last summer vacation.  When my son was in school, we always went on vacation the first two weeks in August to beat the summer heat.  My son's favorite part of vacation was going to the beach or to the lake.

4 inch by 4 inch card in blue cardstock
lime green background mat cut at 3 7/8 by 3 7/8
orange background mat cut at 3.75 by 3.75
blue cloud mat cut at 3.5 by 3.5
sailboat and wave cut from ??? cartridge at 2.75 inches
(yes, I can't remember the cartridge...)
Sentiment "Summer Vacation" from CARDZTV stamps

What are you going to do for summer vacation?  I can hear the waves crashing on the shore....that would be my idea of a perfect vacation...the beach!

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