Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A pretty card and a WINNER!

Happy Wednesday!  Earlier this month, I won some blog candy during the Market Street Stamps release.  I've been dying to use them but for some reason, I never know what to do when it comes to stamped images.  I think I am too much of a perfectionist.

I made my card for the Market Street Sketch Challenge...

I stamped the compass image on ivory cardstock....the mat is from Elegant Edges.  I heat embossed the image and then used Tim Holtz distress inks (fired brick and vintage photo) to get this red color.   The pattern paper is from Echo Park - For the Record.  

I am also entering this card in the Moxie Fab World - Fanatical about Botanicals challenge and linking up to


Passionately Artistic




And now for my WINNER from the Crop Chocolate Hop....sorry, it took so long. 

Very nice! Fits the bill for this holiday weekend!
Ellen from cc

Ellen, I'll be emailing you in a few minutes.





Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scrappy Moms - Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Hi everyone!  I hope eveyone's week is off to a great start!  It's time for Scrappy Moms Stamps - Terrific Tuesday Challenge.  We are having a dual cartridge challenge this time....you can use Campin' Critters or Nifty Fifties (or a similiar cut if you don't  have one of these).

I used the badge features on my Campin' Critters cartridge to come up with my card.

The striped paper is from K and Company and the sentiment is from the
Scrappy Moms set - Happy Camper.

Head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to link up your project for a chance to win some the Happy Camper set.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #84

It's time for another Cricut Cardz Challenge!  This week's challenge is to make a card using a monogram with any cartridge and colors.  I have to say...this was a little hard for me.  I had to think on it for a while but this is what I came up with.
I cut my monogram from A Child's Year at 3" and the yellow strip is from MS Elegant Cake.  I welded two borders together on my Gypsy.  All pattern paper is from Echo Park - For the Record.   The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps - Everyday Greetings.  We can't wait to see your monogram projects....link up at Cricut Cardz Challenge.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thanks for Owl you Do!

Hi everyone!  I'm back today with another card using the brand new Scrappy Moms Stamp set - Happy Camper.  I had planned on posting this early this morning and this my day just got away from me!

Here is the stamp set....

And here's my card...

I used Elegant Edges for card base, header and mat behind the owl.  All the pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye and the owl is from Give a Hoot. 
This adorable stamps set is available now.  Head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to place your order!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Scrappy Moms Sneak Peek #3

Hi eveyone!  I hope you guys all had a great weekend.  We went to Seaworld with my son's cub scout pack and had a great time.  My hubby snapped this shot of my girls checking out the sea lions...I think it's so cute!  If they were closer in age you'd think they were twins.

Now here's my card.  I love the way it turned out.

I cut the phone from From my Kitchen at 3" and added some gems for the dial.  The card base is from Elegant Edges and this cool retro paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  The sentiment is from the new SMS set
Quirky Quotes.  Head on over to Scrappy Moms to order your set....you will love them!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Another Scrappy Moms Sneak Peek - Quirky Quotes

Hi everyone!  I'm back to show you another fun card I made with the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Quirky Quotes.  I love this set! 


I finally used my For the Record paper from Echo Park.  This paper is so beautiful I've just been looking at it for weeks!  I'm going to have to order some more.

The mats behind the EP typewriter sticker and the one for the sentiment are from Elegant Edges.

Here is the other new set....Happy Camper. 

These sets are available now so head on over to Scrappy Moms to place your order.

Don't forget to check out all the DT members to see their amazing creations (see sidebar for links).
Our special guest designer this month is Jenn....

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Happy Friday!  I'm so excited today to show you guys the brand new Scrappy Moms Stamps sets.  They are both so cute and have some fabulous sentiments and fonts.  The first set is "Happy Camper".

While I was at my LSS I saw this fun paper from Cosmo Cricket....I had to have it .  It works perfectly with the camper from Campin' Critters.

I cut the little camper from Campin Critters at 2.5".  The plaid paper is one side of the sheet and the cars/trailer is on the other side.  I just cut a 1" x 5-1/2" strip for my header and added some baker's twine.     So cute!

The second stamps set is called "Quirky Quotes". 

I love this set and instantly had a ton of ideas for cute cards to make with it. But I just couldn't pass this up...

I found the "brief" cut in the Silhouette online store and thought it was so fun.  I made this note pad cover from kraft cardstock and then decorated with paper from Echo Park.  I have a little tutorial on how to make this notepad cover here.

Be sure to check out all the design team members...they will all have some fantastic projects
with these new sets.

Guest Designer
 
Head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to order your new stamps!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps - Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for another Terrific Tuesday challenge and this week we are using the Preserves cartridge.  If you don't have Preserves, you can still play along....just use a similiar cut from another cart. 
I used Country Life for the cherries on my card.

The Details

Cherries - Country Life 3"
Scallop Oval - Elegant Edges 4.18"
Card Base - Elegant Edges 5-1/2"h x 4/45"w
Pattern Paper and Tag - My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy
Sentiment - Scrappy Moms Stamps - Sweet Somethings

Head on over to Scappy Moms to play along with our fun challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Paper Playtime - Summer

Hi everyone!  The Paper Playtime challenge this week is Summer.  I recently purchase a new Silhouette and wanted to try  it out.  I loved this little girl in the Silhouette online store. So far I really like the new machine....I will always love my Cricut but having this cutter gives me the freedom to download a single image for a project instead of buying a new cartridge.


The pattern papers on this card are from Echo Park and the sentiment is from the
Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Sun Kissed.

Click here to head on over to Paper Playtime to link up your project.  We have an awesome prize this week sponsored by Simply Pam.

This prize includes the following:


Making Memories Whimsy Embellishment Kit:
100 Buttons, Die cut shapes, Chipboard Alphas & 40 Printed Flowers
Total of 214 pieces plus a cute box it's in. :)
Making Memories Hul-la-ba-loo 5"x7" Mini Book Kit:
Spiral bound mini book, Cardstock, Trims, Stickers, & Die Cuts


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Paper Issues Linky Party - "Life is Sweet"

Hi guys!  I hope you are all having a great weekend.  It's time for a new linking party over at
The theme is "Life is Sweet"....we can't wait to see your interpration of this theme.  Anything goes.....as long as it includes paper.  I made with cute card....isn't it SWEET!


Head on over to Paper Issues to link up all your sweet projects!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #82

Hi everyone! I hope you guys are all having a great week. We are having a little stay-cation for a couple of days at a beautiful resort near our home. The kids are having so much fun. This week's challenge at Cricut Cardz Challenge is to make a card with summer apparel or an accessory using any colors or cartridge. For my card I used the Paisley cartridge. This was the first cartridge I purchase and I tend to forget about all the cute cuts it has.

We can't wait to see what you guys come up with....click here to head on over to Cricut Card Challenge.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the  Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop.  Some of the talented crafters who love Crop Chocolate decided to get together for a fun hop.  In case you don't know about Crop Chocolate....it is a website that offers a couple of really great deals on awesome paper crafting supplies each day.  What I love about it, is that you can hold all the items in your cart until your ready to check out.
For my project today, I used the Dots and Stripes paper from Echo Park that I recently purchased from CC.


I cut the starts from the the Gypsy cartridge and the hexagon shapes from Winter Woodland.  I used hide contours to hide all the snowflake cuts.  This font is from Nate's ABCs.

I also made this fun ribbon topiary....well it's supposed to be a topiary but I left off the stick.  I just hot glued it to the terra cotta pot.  I've found several tutuorial on the web and picked up all the stuff at Michaels yesterday.  All you do in cut strips of ribbon at 4" and the make the strips in to circles....I glued the ends together to form the circle.  Then you use straight pins to stick them to the styrofoam ball.  Really simple and fun to make.

Your next stop on the hop is http://engineeringmemories.blogspot.com/.  Make sure to visit all the stops on the hop for a chance to win some candy from our hostess.

I also have some of my Crop Chocolate goodies to share.  Make sure your a follower and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some Alphas, Stickers and some paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by.





Friday, July 1, 2011

Paper Issues Creative Team

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to announce that I am now a member of the...

We are currently having a Red, White and Blue linking party.  Click here to link up your project and to check out all the amazing projects.  You are sure to be inspired!

I have another piece of exciting news to share with you guys.  One of my cards has been published in the July issue for GingerScrapStreet Magazine.  Click here to check it out.

I'll be back tomorrow with some fun red, white and blue projects.  See you then!