Monday, October 31, 2011

Welcome to my first Monday Musings post. Today I'd like to share with you an altered pail that I made for a swap. I thought it was perfect for today's post. It started out a plain $1 metal pail from Target. I used black, orange, and yellow alcohol inks to paint the exposed metal portions. I adhered vintage halloween cut-outs that I purchased from The Vintage Workshop. Some of the embellishments I picked up at tag sales or antique stores, and others from my local party supply store. I tied a lot of ribbons and fibers to the handle, along with an altered shipping tag.

bottle cap with a sticker and UTEE - notice the number on the vintage bingo chip

old wood game pieces with stickers

ping pong eyeball cut in half

charms, beaded fibers

old office stamp for the date

Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative week:-)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Card Creating Sunday

Welcome to my blog this fine Sunday:-) I finally used a fun stamp set I just had to have from Pink By Design, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. I love all of these sentiments. Don't be surprised if you start seeing me use them a lot:-) So, for today's Card Creating Sunday at My Cricut Craft Room, I used the glasses from the Simply Charmed cart to go along with one of the sentiments. I trimmed off the bubbles to make them look more like wine glasses and stamped cute little Peachy Keen Critter Faces instead of using the original cut faces. I layered the pair with foam adhesive to patterned cardstock from PTI (Papertrey Ink) and added ribbon and mini brads.

Please make sure you visit My Cricut Craft Room to see the other wonderful projects Erica's team have made! Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Clean and Simple

Happy Wednesday to all of you. Today is Would You Ever Guess Wednesday at My Cricut Craftroom. My DT project is a clean and simple card made from a Cricut Cake cartridge called Cake Basics. This cart actually comes with the Cricut Cake machine and is loaded with all types of fabulous images. It has several borders, filigrees, florals, shapes, frames, words. It is a great cart for cutting out images for projects that require limited layers like fabric crafts or stenciling. I used DCWV Eco Stack along with a little ribbon from Stampin' Up to create this all occasion card.

Please stop by Erica's blog at to see the other fabulous DT projects for today. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday!

For today's Card Creating Sunday, I made this fun birthday card that I will be sending out this month.

Once again, I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to make but, it didn't happen - sort of. I wanted to use an adorable stamp set I purchased from Pink By Design called "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" along with a lion cut from Nate's ABCs. Well, I put all of my "wild" printed cardstocks together and cut out the lion.  Ooops! I didn't notice that the designer left an opening in the mane for part of a cattail! :-(   As I scanned through my booklets looking for an animal that I could use, I noticed that Zoo Balloo had a "Happy Birthday" cut that I thought would work out rather well. I rearranged some of my printed cs and added the "Happy Birthday" cut. I added some Stickles to bling up the words and some ribbon for extra color and texture.

Be sure to stop by My Cricut Craftroom to see all of the other Design Team projects. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Friday, October 21, 2011

For A New Mother

Happy Friday my crafting friends! Today is my last DT post for Just Wordz. I have had so much fun using Kimberly's stamps. I can't wait to see what her new team comes up with next week for the hop.

For today's project I made a sweet card using the Nursery Rhymes Cricut cartridge. I layered the cut on top of a Spellbinders die cut which I embossed with the Flourish impression plate from Stampin' Up. I brayered a little ink on top so the embossed portion would stand out. I layered some paper petals and tied them together with a button and bakers twine.

Please visit the Just Wordz blog to see all of the other DT projects. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Theme Day Thursday

Welcome back to all of my fabulous followers! Today I have a project to share with you for Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room. I used my Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge to make this tiny little winter scene.

I cut the #5 house at 4 inches and the trees at three. I painted "snow" on the roof and trees with white acrylic paint then sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up for a little shimmer. I glued the house and trees to a circle disc I cut out free hand to set inside the jar. I inserted an electric tealight under the house and sprinkled fake snow to fill up the bottom and cover the base. As I am looking at the pic I see I forgot to turn the light on so you can see it glowing from the inside.

Make sure you stop by Erica's blog to check out the rest of the Winter Themed projects. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

Friday, October 14, 2011

I'm So Grateful

This weeks Just Wordz design team's theme is "Thanks".  I created this 6x6 card using one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets called Season of Friendship. I also used some adorable patterned cardstock from imaginisce. The solid cardstock is from Stampin' Up and the ribbon is PTI.

Make sure you stop by Just Wordz to see the other DT members projects and to see Kimberly's new stamp sets:-) They're just fabu!!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Halloween Theme Day Thursday

The theme for today at My Cricut Craftroom is all about paper dolls and costumes. I have to admit, I was making a magnetic "paper doll" but ran into a snag, so I will save it for another time. Luckily I had my Hello Kitty Greetings cart sitting in front of me so I scanned that cute little booklet and, whala! There was a cute little magician costume she was donning. I also added this cute little bat cut from the cart. I used some dotted Bo Bunny cardstock and some scrap cardstock and ribbon. The border punch is Fiskars, but I don't know the pattern name:-( I added a little Lavender and Yellow Stickles along with some Black Soot Distress Stickles on the whiskers and bat.

Make sure you check out all of the other projects for Erica's Theme Day Thursday at Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sorry For Your Loss

Welcome to Card Creating Sunday from My Cricut Craftroom

I created this card for a friend who recently had to say goodbye to her beloved dog. It's never easy losing a part of the family. I just wanted her to know that there is another friend who understands the difficulty she is going through. I have had to say goodbye to three dogs.

I used The Paper Studio's Spoiled Rotten stack along with the bone cut from the Mickey Font cartridge. The very nice sentiment came from Scrappy Moms Raining Cats & Dogs set.

Make sure you check out the other fabulous Card Creating Sunday projects at . Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Friday, October 7, 2011

My World Card Making Day Blog Hop Winner

Congratulations Becky! You won my little stash of crafting yummies! Thanks for hopping with us!

Becky Dunham said...

Fabulous cards Tammy! My daughters are both huge fans of the peace sign so I know what you mean by that - we found a paper pack by Colorbox that is just filled with them and it made them so happy! I love your second card especially - the neutral patterns and the corn stalks just emanate autumn to me. I don't know why, but this one really makes me feel happy :) And I love the embossing you did on the corn! Thanks for the chance to win those yummy goodies. I am already a follower of your sweet blog by email.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Sympathy card for Just Wordz DT Friday

This week at Just Wordz the design team members have been working on sympathy cards using the fabulous word stamps Kimberly has created. For my card, I used one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets, Terrific Tulips. I love how I can use the stamping-off technique to create a softened card. If you are not familiar with this process, it is simply the process of inking up your stamp, stamping it once (or twice depending on the effect you want) onto a scratch piece of paper then stamping it on your cardstock. This allows for a second stamp to show up using it fully inked. I embossed the dark brown with the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug folder.

Don't forget to visit Just Wordz to see and order the new stamp sets. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweets & Treats Thursday

Today is Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room:-) The Cricut cart I used for today is Once Upon A Princess. I toiled over purchasing this cart awhile back. My "princess" is 14 and my nieces aren't so little anymore either. Of course, like any crafter, I rationalized my purchase because I could use a lot of other cuts that are on the cart, too:-) The patterned CS is from DCWV The Glitter Mat Stack and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Simply Sweet Occasions. I used the D'vine Swirl and Diamonds In The Rough Cuttlebug embossing folders on the "cone" and the Polka Dots folder on part of the background. And, of course, Stickles:-)

To see the other Creations for Theme Day Thursday, please visit My Cricut Craft Room. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

It's Card Creating Tuesday over at My Cricut Craft Room. I made this quick but fun card from...Yes..... Pooh and Friends! I just can't express how cute some of the icon images are on this cart! I start one card then get an idea for another each time I go through the handbook:-)

The patterned cardstock came from a great stack by Cloud 9 Design. It's actually photo mats cut to fit 4x6 photos. I just loved the prints and I figured the size would be a least large enough for my A6 sized cards. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments set. I cut off the little vines that the Cricut cut and added some florist wire (yes, the gauge is a little thicker than it needs to be but it was the perfect green).

Make sure to leave a comment on this post. I'll just say that "Santa" will be checking in to see who's nice;-) Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

Monday, October 3, 2011

My 100 Cart Blog Hop Winner!

Congratulations Cindy! picked 33:-) Cindy has won that adorable Pink Cricut tool set. Thanks for hopping with us:-)

mamawcindy said...

Well I can't choose a favorite because they are all so Adorable. Love the Cupcake and that Kitty Card is so Cute and Love the Gingerbread Card! Great Job! Thank You for the chance to win. I'm already a follower.Would Love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Today is my day to be part of Gill's World Cardmaking Hop. I am so excited to be a part of this. There are so many famous designers on this 5 day hop. If you are one of my fabulous followers checking in today, you surely want to start at Gill's blog so you don't miss out on all of the amazing project ideas and fabulous give-aways:-)

I decided to go ahead and share both cards I made. I couldn't decide which one to post so I'm posting both. I used the Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge for my first card. I had found the patterned paper somewhere and picked it up thinking I'd use it for a project for my daughter. She loves peace signs! I punched the corners with my new Crop A Dile Corner Chomper. The sentiment comes from Pink By Design's Feelin' Groovy set.

My second card didn't end up as I envisioned (what project ever does?) I was going to put a Cricut Cut tractor on the front with a computer generated sentiment "Happy Harvest", but the tractor just didn't look right to me, so this is what I ended up with. The patterned card stock is from October Afternoon's Campfire stack. Love this stack! The cornstalks are from My Community Cricut Cart. I embossed the little ears of corn with the Tiny Mosaic Cuttlebug folder. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

Now for a little bit of blog hop candy. I'll choose a random commenter after the hop is over for this bit of crafty goodness. Just make sure you are a follower and leave your email or a way to contact you. I'm thinking of adding some yummy Stickles to this group of candy, too - Winner will be able to pick a color!

Don't forget to start back at Gill's blog tomorrow for day 3 of this 5 day hop! Now on to the ├╝ber fabulous Jenn at Cardstock and Coffee. She has some rockin' projects to share with you!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cart Hop

It's time again for Erica's ultra fun 100 cart blog hop! If you're here because you are one of my super awesome loyal followers, then I'm going to redirect you to My Cricut Craft Room because I don't want you to miss out on all of this weekend's goodies:-) If you've come from Tracy's blog then you are on the hop and on the right track!

I used the Summer Celebrations cart for this card. I just love the fun whimsical style of the cake. I embossed some of the "frosting" with the Script Cuttlebug folder and added some Stickles to the flame and pink "frosting". The sentiment comes from Joy's Life You're So Punny set. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up.

This cute little kitty comes from the Chore Chart cart. I adhered a little ric-rac around the circle for added texture and color. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Stampin Moms Raining Cats & Dogs set.

The third cart I used is Jolly Holidays. I had such a difficult time choosing which image to use. I simply love, love, love this cart! You'll definitely be seeing me use this a lot in the coming months:-) I hid the facial features using my Gypsy then stamped the face using Peach Keen's Paper Doll Basic & embossed it with white EP. The "icing" is white ric-rac. The sentiment is from Scrappy MomsWinter Wishes set.

Thanks for checking out my projects today. Make sure you are a follower and then leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite Cricut cart is - if you own it or not. I'll be picking one lucky hopper to give this pink Cricut tool set to on Monday!

Your next stop is the super talented Tina at Crafty and Green!
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