Sunday, January 30, 2011

Purple Poodle

Do you sense a theme here at my blog? :-) Anyway, I had all the intentions of getting this card done well before the challenge deadline but, here we are 2 hours 'til the cut-off. I was in such a big hurry that I forgot to stamp my CS before I embossed it - this is what happens crafters:-/ My poodle is, of course, from Create A Critter cart. I found a challenge that specifically said to use CAC so I had to enter it, Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge -CCCC for short.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


 I think I'm having a creative block;-) (more like lack of sleep-teething has begun).  I just couldn't think of what was missing from this card. I probably should have centered the gumball machine. Maybe that right corner wouldn't look so bare. I just decided to go for it and submit it like it is. I used the Sweethearts cart that was required for Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge. I used vellum over the punched "gumballs" and the sticker candy heart. The candy heart says "sweet". It's a little hard to see through the vellum. Maybe I should have used acetate or recycled some clear plastic. I must remember that for next time. Thanks for stopping by:-)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Purple Vinyl

My baby gave me a nice birthday present this morning by sleeping a couple of hours so I could make a little wall art in my craft room. I am getting addicted to this vinyl thing. It cuts so nice (way better than fabric) and it's instant decor! This is what I made with my gypsy and cricut during nap timeƜ

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Birthday Girl

Well, I was so excited to find out that Robyn (My Pink Stamper) and her bestie, Karlee (Karlee Krafts) birthdays are so close to mine:-)  My best friend is coming up from Naperville tomorrow for my birthday and bringing Portillo's! Even though this card is for Robyn, I wish all my fellow crafting Aquarians a big colorful happy birthday. I used the Sweet Treats cart along with DCWV's Sweet Matstack.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Purple Princess

What's better than a purple muse but a purple princess! I still have difficulty with the Paper Doll carts. I never know if I'm "dressing" them the right way. There are so many pieces. I am glad I'm getting a chance to use some of that expensive glitter cs I bought for a Disney page I did last year, though. I am submitting this for two challenges, Momo's Tuesday Challenge and Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge. I used PDD cart and embossed the background, hair, and headpiece for Emma's challenge while using the princess cut for Momo's challenge. I went to look for a S/U set that has dragons and castles. It has some wonderful phrase stamps in the set. I was disappointed when I remembered it's probably in the storage unit we were using between moves. Ugh! Too late and too cold to go over there now:-( Gotta submit this before the deadline! Guess where I'll be headed tomorrow;-)

Cricut Cardz Snowman

I almost forgot to submit this card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge! We were to use a snowman cut from any cart in any color. Well, you know when the color is crafter's choice it's always purple for me:-) I did a little embossing because I thought that was a criteria but I mixed up my challenge requirements with the Throwback Thursday challenge. I think it came out rather cute with the embossing.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Whale Done! for Tacky Tuesday Challenge

My 6 month old is helping me type my blog today. He doesn't have a long attention span so I need to be a quick one finger typist. I came across a new challenge (new to me) on September Ninth's blog called Tacky Tuesday. She has it linked to a FB group which I really like because I can see everyone's entries as they post. We have to use the whale from the CAC cart. Mine is purple, of course, with some embossing and Stickles.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You Rock!

Well, I was trying to find inspiration for Cricut Cardz red, black, and white challenge without being too valentiney (is that a word?). I was reading some blogs and came across Cricut Crafts by Angela's blog. She had done an adorable card for a boy named Charlie who is battling a rare skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa. I knew right away I would do my CC challenge for him. I am really liking the Smiley Cards cart so I used the guitar cut. I think I'm getting the hang of this cart even without the booklet. Thanks to a FB post by My Pink Stamper, I was able to print out a color copy of all of the images. It makes it easier to see how the layers go together. I used SU checkerboard BG stamp and DCWV pp. I didn't have the right size punch so I used George and BS for the star.

Paper Playtime Challenge

Can't wait for my pics to come back to post this. Who knows what chaos tomorrow will bring;-) I found only one place that still prints 3 1/2 x 5's. It's online so I have to wait for snail mail to get them back. My iphoto doesn't give me the option (I'll need to talk to Jobs about this). This submission is for Paper Playtime Blog Challenge. The rules are to use "love" with the paper project. Easy peasy. I was actually working on this 8x8 LO for my youngest's First Year book. He just turned 6 months on the 4th so I'm not too far behind (don't ask me when the last page was I did for my 14 yo).

Monday, January 17, 2011

Smiley Card for Crafty Emma's Challenge & A Gypsy Tip

I feel like I'm on a roll. Two challenges in a week, yea! Thought I'd try the new Gypsy download for Crafty Emma's Challenge this week. She challenged us with no designer paper. That was tricky. I so wanted to use some DCWV sweet somethings but resisted. Also, a tip I learned. Many of you probably already know but, I was checking my CS layout and tried to view my Gypsy screen and it wouldn't come back up. I started to panic, called Cricut and they said to put the end of a paperclip in the little whole in the back and it would do an override shut off. Whew! Turned it back on and it was working again. Just something to remember if you can't get your screen to come back on. Anyway, not so sure I like the color combo. I couldn't decide what color would look okay (darn challenge). Thought I could get away with embossing and stamping. Maybe you have some color combo ideas to share.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

First submission of the year!

Wow! So excited to be crafting again. My goal was 1/1/11 to get my craft room put together. Well, I obviously didn't make that goal but I did get everything done except the sewing side. I couldn't wait to get to crafting so that part will have to wait:-) I was able to make a card for Robyn's (My Pinkstamper) first blog hop. I think it was such a cute idea to get word clues for the submission. She is soooo creative. Since I'm a week behind in challenges I'm going to use this card for Scrappy Moms Blog Challenge, also. Heading off to church so I'll post when I return.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Very Happy New Year!

Happy 2011 bloggers! I have definitely set new goals for this year, one of them being to get going on crafting again. My craft room is still in utter chaos but I'm determined to make enough space to have a creative moment. I'm in need of "mom therapy" ;-)

I do want to mention that I found my "lost" Gypsy! I can't be more thrilled. What a fantastic way to start the new year! Last Wednesday I started packing to go on an impromptu vacation with my family. I was thinking of all of the things I needed to finish as I was driving my dogs to the kennel when it dawned on my that I never checked my computer bag. I had taken it with me when I was getting work done on my car thinking I'd do a little last minute Christmas shopping. When I got home I checked and by golly there it was! I had put it in the computer bag thinking it would be safer there, zipped up, than in an open cross-stitch tote. I think this is a sign that things will be getting back to normal.

Wishing all of my fellow bloggers a happy new year of creating. I can't wait to see what everyone will come up with:-)
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