Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Spring and almost 100!

Wow! I can't believe I have almost 100 followers. Thank you Momo! I've been working on a short video to try and upload tomorrow (April 1), no foolin'! We'll see what kind of time my 9 month old will give me. Four new teeth equals no naps and sleepless nights:-( I did, however, get a card done to enter in a few challenges; Claudia & Co., Paper Cutz, Cricut Cartridge Chaos, Fantabulous Cricut, and Penny's Paper Challenge.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ewe Are The Best!

I can't believe it's almost April! I have two months to get this house unpacked before school's out?!! Where did the time go? Oh yeah, b-a-b-y. Speaking of, he is ripping file folders apart while I'm trying to upload this card for two challenges. The first, Cricut Cardz is a Spring project using pink, green, and white (oops, I just noticed I used some brown, shhhh, don't tell) only and any cart. The other challenge is a new one for me, Cooking With Cricut. This challenge requires a lion or lamb. Thanks to Carri A Busy Bee I'm entering this into the Creative Cutter's blog challenge, also:-)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ouch! Feel Better Soon!

I had so much fun Saturday! An all day crop at my son's school. I was able to work on a birthday gift for my best friend. It's a perpetual birthday calendar I bought from Stampin' Up. I didn't get it all done but, I have until next Friday. I didn't work on any challenge cards so now I'm scrambling to get them submitted. This card is for the Terrific Tuesday Blog Challenge which ends tonight. Yikes! Better upload this one ASAP!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Forgot to post my cake picture!

I posted a comment on MPS about using my cake machine for my daughter's birthday cake. I double checked to make sure it was still on my blog and wadda ya know. It's not. Duh! So here's the pic of her cake. Yes, I did forget to put dowel rods in the middle so it's sinking a little. I haven't made a two tier cake since her 6th birthday. I think I'll note that on my machine so I don't forget next year:-)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Got Followers?

Momo is so awesome! I was wondering how can I possibly hit 100 followers before the end of the year? Well, Momo from MadeByMomo came up with this great idea for any blogger with less than 200 followers to post to her site for a prize and then to also give a prize to a lucky person simply by following all of those who posted their sites. How cool is that! Well, I hope to get a least a few new followers out of this. How fun to meet new bloggers with the same interests.

Hoppy Birthday!

Hello crafting friends:-) Here is my most recent card for a couple of challenges. The first challenge is Tacky Tuesday. We are supposed to use the bunny cut from the Birthday Bash cart, but I don't have that one so I used the bunny from Doodlecharms. We also needed to use the word or form of the word "hop" on our creation. The sentiment came from MPS's Punny-liscious set. The second blog challenge is Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge (CCCC). My SIL's birthday is very close to Easter this year so I'll be putting this card to use next month:-) Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sweet and Simple Thank You

Happy Friday everyone! My 8 month old actually napped this afternoon (must be a growth spurt) so I was able to work on a challenge card. This one is for the Cricut Cardz challenge. The parameters are that it is Thank You card, use a Cricut cut border, and have the colors Yellow, Blue and White. I'm also going to use it for today's Paper Cutz challenge which is crafter's choice. For the border I used Gypsy Wanderings and the lamb is from Wall Decor and More. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Have you ever started with an idea for a card or layout and ended up somewhere completely different? Well, my inspiration began with a patterned cardstock from the Animal Crackers Stack. The card is for the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge,  Life's a Beach. I saw the cute lizard/salamander (what is the difference between the two?) and wanted to use it. After trying to match and coordinate 50 different shades of green then running to Hobby Lobby for more shades, I ended up losing my focus on what I originally wanted to do. After all of that  I realized I didn't have a sentiment stamp that I thought I had. So, the card is a little more "cluttered" than I like and the sentiment is a little out of scale. At lease now I know I need to start looking for stamp sets with lizard puns:-) I also submitted this card to Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge. She required the use of an older cart and the color green. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I am enjoying this wonderful spring weather we're having here in the Midwest. The forecast is for more 60's and possibly 70's. I can't wait for the color to start popping out:-)
This card is my entry on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Their Monday challenge is to use green and gold on a square card. While I was using the Boys Will Be Boys cart I noticed this dino had a square background. I welded two together to make it into a card. Embossed the green and used a metallic cs for the spines. The sentiment is from MPS stamped with white craft ink. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Wow! I can't believe it's the middle of March already. It will be so nice when we can start landscaping the yard. It was covered with snow for so long I forgot that it's all mud out there. 
This entry is for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge, purple, green, and yellow. Whew! Got that yellow in there. (I almost forgot:-) I used the snake from my Boys Will Be Boys cart and embossed it with the Mesh cuttlebug folder. The sentiment is from MPS Even More Punny-licious set. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day!

Friday, March 11, 2011


A quick download to my blog before we road trip to Peoria. Our high school made it to the state basketball semi-finals! I'll be cramming 6 kids and one extra adult in my van in a few hours for a three hour trip south. We're playing a tough team so cross your fingers:-) For the Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge I used the B is for Boy Lite cart and Nate's ABC's. I sure wish I had these two carts when I started my baby's 8x8 month-by-month scrapbook. I'm definitely going to use it on the rest of the pages.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Merry Christmas

No, I'm not losing it, or maybe I am. It was snowing here this morning. Not sure if mother nature knows it's supposed to be Spring;-) Anyway, I actually was able to get a card done this morning that covers three challenges. Is that cheating? The first thing I thought of was a Christmas tree when I saw the requirements for the Fantabulous Cricut  and Cricut Cartridge Chaos challenges (both Monday challenges). FCCB wants us to use a tree and CCCC is having us use the SYI cart. Then this morning the Cricut Cardz challenge asked us to do a 9 x 4 card. Well, this just all fit together so nicely I couldn't pass it up. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's Your Bird-Day!

I just love Spring! I am so ready for color. For MPS's (My Pink Stamper) feathered friends challenge I used the Simply Charmed cart again. I just can't help it. All of the images are so adorable. I think what I need to do on my next challenge is close my eyes, touch a cart, and that's the one I have to use:-) Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Welcome Spring!

Okay, so it's not officially calendar spring but it was officially the first day of meteorological spring yesterday:-) Any month with a short name is spring to me! This card was quick and simple. I only had 1/2 hr yesterday to make it and I have about 5 minutes to upload it right now. This entry is for the Fantabulous Cricut Blog challenge which is for shaped cards and Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge which needed to be green. I used the shamrock from the Designer's Calendar cart and welded it with my Gypsy. The stamp is from Peachy Keen. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

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