Sunday, September 30, 2012

FCCB #131 Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy Monday!  

I am so excited to let you in on this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

This challenge is near and dear to my heart
 and I am sure it is to yours as well.

Make a project using pink for 
#131 Get' em Squished and link up to 
show your support...
(pardon the pun)

Here is my project:

I cut all of the card layers from CTMH 
Art Philosophy and the pink ribbon from 
Stand and Salute.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please head over to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and see 
all of the wonderful projects the DT has come 
up with.  While there link your project up, 
I would love to see them!

 Talk to you later...
Until then...Be safe and Create!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Hello friends!  Wow!  

It has been a couple of busy
weeks. I'm so glad I finally slowed down 
enough to post this special wedding gift. 

 I made this for a wonderful couple 
I have known for many years.  
Both the bride and groom went 
to school with my oldest son.  
The groom since kindergarten and 
the bride all through high school.

I love them both and wish them all the best!

 I designed the quote on my Gypsy and cut 
the stencil from vinyl on the Cricut.

 The roses are made from burlap and fabric.
I used a sash I found at the thrift store for 
gold rose.  The leaves were cut from 
a green fabric napkin from the same
thrift store.  I love those stores!

I hope you enjoyed this and it inspires
you to get out of your comfort zone and 
do something different!

I did draw a winner for the Perfect Pearls...

Beckie is the winner and I will be 
getting that out to her.

Thanks to everyone that participated....

 Talk to you later...
Until then..Be safe and Create!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

FCCB #129 End of Summer

Happy Monday Friends!

I am so excited that we finally experienced some fall like weather this weekend.  

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is End of Summer. 

The design team created inspiration for you featuring things that remind us of summer.

I took a more literal view and opted to 
create my card showing the beginning 
and ending of all the seasons.  The end 
of one brings the beginning of another 
and constantly cycles.

I am reminded of  Ecclesiastes 3:1 

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 

I used Gypsy Wanderings for the trees
 and leaves, Freshly Picked for the fallen 
leaves of fall and the blossoms of spring and CTMH Art Philosophy for the mat.

Other supplies were:

Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, 
Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade 
and Gathered Twigs.

The base was made from a sheet of 
Cosmo Cricket I had in my stash.  
This is a very simple card for me and 
I'm not sure if I like it or not.   
But, it is good to get out of your comfort 
zone on occasion.  
It spurs your creativity.

I would love to see your projects.  
Head over to  

and link them up.  Make sure to
 check out all of the other inspiration 
from the entire design team!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

"Fall in Love with Autumn" Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to 
“Fall in love with Autumn” blog hop.

      Featuring a fall wreath collection:

Let me just start with how much I 
can't wait for fall.  All of the glorious
shades of orange, red and brown.  The 
cooler weather. The crockpots full 
of soups, beans and chili. 

With that being said I have a treat 
for all of you today. I joined a group 
of talented ladies that can’t wait to 
share with you their fall wreath that 
they created for this fabulous season.   
We hope to inspire you and hope you
“fall in love with autumn”!  Enjoy! 

I so wish that you could capture this glimmer and sparkle in the pictures. 

Here is what I used for mine:

 Tim Holtz Alterations Collection - 
Tattered Leaves 

Scraps of fall colored patterned papers
Perfect Pearls Mist -
Forever Red
Heirloom Gold
Perfect Copper

3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue

Ribbon from Michael's

It is this simple:
cut, spray dry, glue, put 
on a bow and hang!

There is blog candy given away for this hop.  The grand prize is a $20.00 gift card to 
Michaels or Joanns!  You choose!   
The rules are as follows; you must 
become a follower of each blog and leave 
a comment on every stop.
Winner will be selected on 9-17-12.

I will also be giving away a bottle of 
Perfect Pearls Mist. Same thing, 
be a follower of my blog
and leave me a comment.

If you are coming from Wendy you are 
                            in the right place.  

Here is the entire blog hop list, just in case 
you get lost! Thank you ladies!

  1. Lluvia aka misses crafty-
  2. Teresa -
  3. Jessi -
  4. Tonya
  5. Lucy -
  6. Miriam -
  7. Jillian -   
  8. Lisa -  
  9. Sheila -
  10. Ashley -
  11. Tanya -
  12. Wendy-
  13. Jearise -

 Talk to you later...
Until then..Be safe and Create!

Friday, September 07, 2012

Cards and Challenges

Hello my wonderful friends!

Today I am posting cards I made 
for blog challenges and my card class. 

First up is for the Winged Things challenge 
over at Crafty Cardmakers.  Your project 
can have anything on it as long
as it has wings.

Next, is the one for the Team Spirit 
challenge at Connie Can Crop.
Check out my friend Connie's new 
challenges on her blog.  This month your 
project must include a banner or flag.

Lastly, I am posting this to DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge. This requires you to 
use a flower on your project. I made these 
flowers with fabric scraps and 
Fabric Tac glue.

This class will be September 14, 2012
at Serendipity.  If you are local 
and wish to attend please contact 
Michelle by email or Facebook.

I used Authentique "Carefree" collection
 for all of the cards for this class.

Thank you for stopping by today!

I will be back soon....
until then....

Be Safe and Create 


Monday, September 03, 2012

FCCB #127 On the Job

Happy Labor Day!  

Today at Fantabulous Cricut 
Challenge Blog we are featuring 
occupational inspired projects.

This was more challenging than 
I would like to 

Sometimes it does us good to push 
ourselves in a different direction.  
Out of our comfort zone. 

Here is what I came up with:


Fireman - A Child's Year
Flames and Hydrant - Graphically Speaking
Oval - George and Basic Shapes
Letters - Plantin Schoolbook
Distress Ink - Black Soot, Fired Brick, 
Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed

Thank you for stopping by!
Check out the rest of the DT inspiration here.
We want to see your creations! 
So Link up at FCCB and show us what you 
came up with!

I will be back later!  Until then....
Be safe and create!

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