Saturday, October 30, 2010

Papercraft Star Giveaway!!!

Help Papercraft Star get to 1000 followers! When they get there, they will draw a name for a $25 gift certificate. Go check out their site. I am loving all the new crafting challenges every week and that they post them early so I can get them done ahead of time!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Honoring DS with this LO about his induction the honor society at his junior high last spring.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Highlights from the state baseball tournament this past summer are featured in this LO. I used my favorite cart-Sports Mania-to create the title and the bats. This cart will get lots of use for years to come.

Nuts About U

This Martha Stewart photo is the inspiration challenge for Papercraft Star this week. The bowls of nuts and the earthy colors grabbed my attention.

This is my final product!
Valerie Salmon's card sketch 105 was the base for the card. I pulled out Winter Woodland and Create A Critter Cricut cartridges for my squirrel, nuts and word art. I used the cuttlebug to give the squirrel's tail some detail and the nut caps. I found some great wood grain paper in the DCVW Green Stack (nuts/trees/squirrels...). And again used my newish MS laurel punch.
I'm "Nuts About U"!

Monday, October 25, 2010


I used my Imagine to create this LO. I really liked the sunny embellie--it was a perfect fit for the sunny outing I had with sonny! Pink Cricut and My Creative Time are having a challenge this week to do a LO featuring polka dots & I've got them in a couple places (although very faint in my big background).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pinwheel card

I saw this great pinwheel card today and found the video tutorial for it at I gave it a try and added some detail with the laurel punch. Diane at Capadia Designs did a great card with the punch today, so I scraplifted her idea to my card.

Colonial Crafts

A real simple LO featuring Maggie at school last year!

thanks SO MUCH

I made this card for 2 challenges! Pink Cricut was having a challenge to create something using the Imagine and a stamped imagine. Papercraft Star's challenge is a Thank you theme using dry embossing, cricut/die cut & metal. I combined all that into this card. Used the Imagine to print and cut the layered flower. Embossed a metal sheet with a cuttlebug "Many Thanks" folder and stamped a sentiment on the tag. Added some stickles, glossy accents and pop dots for dimesion (and my white pen)!

Monday, October 18, 2010


This is another LO for my SDU sample book. I used my new Martha Stewart laurel edge punch--I really like the detail on it! These pix were a blast from the past--from 2005!


I dug up these vintage pix of the kids to use for a LO for my SDU sample book. These pix are from 2004! I used my new Martha Stewart crackle edge punch and I found a couple punches that made mini cats and bats.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Maggie got braces! They sure do change her appearance. I did not know she was going to get braces at this appt so I did not take my camera. One of the gals in the office was really sweet and let me use the office digital camera to take pix and then she emailed them to me. That is good customer service!
I used a Sketchy Thursdays sketch as inspiration for my LO. Their challenge was to also use a punch (used my new Martha Stewart crackle edge punch) & to have some orange in the LO (I have several shades featured). Check out Maggie's cool orange shades!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Altered project

For my NSSS group, a few of us are doing an elfster swap. We are supposed to alter an item and send a few goodies to our partner. I saw this great tutorial at Crop Stop on using metal in the cuttlebug, so I got some and gave it a try. I used my new Tim Holtz embossing folders to emboss the metal, distressed the colored side with a sanding block and used terrifficly tacky tape to adhere the metal sheets to the can. I added a few brads to bling it up a bit and wrapped some SU twine around the top and bottom. I think this would be great for pens/pencils/
markers/scissors....Hope my partner likes it. I had fun making it.

Happy Halloween

Papercraft Star is having a photo inspiration challenge this week, based on a Martha Stewart Halloween decor spread. The polka dots in the table cloth reminded me of the swiss cheese border punch I possess..... I pulled it out, along with some Halloween papers, stamps, ribbon and ink. This is what evolved....

Thursday, October 7, 2010


This is another LO I did for my SDU class. It is an example of a complimentary color scheme. I have done a few LO's with this photo (I love this picture)!


I got a new camera for Mother's Day and it has a great digital zoom on it. I have had the best time getting close ups of the hummingbirds that feed at the feeder hanging from the deck.
Bearylish on the Cricut MB designed a great sketch and this is my version of the sketch. I have also used it for my SDU class, since it is such a great design!

Sweet Dreams

Did this monochromatic LO for my SDU class using some really old pictures of DD! Also trying to highlight handwriting titles (something I don't do much of since I go my cricut).

A Top Mt. Mama

The mountains are covered with glitter to emulate snow! I used the newish 3M Craft Paper, cut out my shape, pulled off the adhesive backing and sprinkled the fine & coarse glitter on the adhesive and smooshed it down. Did this LO as an example for my SDU class-I have been giving students a sketch each week and I also scrap the sketch.

My Friend and Pretty Peas

I was playing around with Just Because Cards cartridge and the MS loopy punch and came up with this card. I used the Viva Decor pearl pen for the dots on the label. And my trusted white pen for the stitching lines.

I can't remember what cart I used for this card!!! I used a MS flower punch to punch a variety of flowers so I could layer them on the card. And I added silver and yellow Viva Decor pearl pen dots for accents.

Stinkin' Cute

My new Cricut Imagine has arrived. I was surprised at how big and heavy it is. I have not had much time to play with it. I did make 3 quick cards--this cutie is the only one left. I already gave away the others. One went to my parents, who were amazed that it was a handmade card!

For this card I flooded a background shape with a design, cut it out, & also cut out the medallion. Used a stamp from My Pink Stamper/Robyn's set and tried out my new Viva Decor pearl pens (love them). Finishing touch--the trusty white pen!

HAPPY halloween

I cannot believe Halloween is right around the corner (and that means Thanksgiving and Christmas are close behind---yikes)!!! I stumbled onto a fun challenge site and thought I would play along with their challenge this week. Papercraft Star has a card challenge this week and while I don't do many cards or stamping, I thought I would whip up a quick spooky one to get me ready for the scary season ahead!