Sunday, October 30, 2011

October card class

Due to having obligations at my real job, card class for this month had to be postponed. I struggled with ideas for this month, but for the most part I'm really pleased with what I was able to come up with.

For these cards I used

Pattern paper: Dreamin' (CTMH)

Cardstock: Goldrush, Pacifica, Colonial White, Bamboo (CTMH)

Ribbon: Colonial White twill, stitched ribbon from Honey collection and brown striped(CTMH)

Embellishments: glitter brads, yellow brads, opaques, natural hemp, and bronze glitter glue (CTMH)

stamp set: Harvet Happiness and other fall stamps for sayings (CTMH)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

I recieved this from a great friend, Lori, who is a co-design team member at

As a recipient of The Versatile Blogger Award, there are 3 rules to follow…1. Thank the person who awarded you.2. Tell 7 things about yourself that your readers may not know.3. Award 7 other bloggers with this award.

Thanks Lori, you're the greatest!

7 Things I haven't mentioned

1) I drive entirely too fast.

2) I'm always running late, hense #1

3) Ella is my first Pomeranian and the first dog we've had that is truely mine

4) I teach special education to middle school and high school students and love it on most days.

5) I collect Cherished Teddies (not so much anymore cause they take up room that I could use to store all my scrapbooking stuff!

6) At one time I wanted to be an attorney

7) I'm a special aunt to 3 great babies (ok, one of them is 4 and no longer a baby)

7 other blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award(in no particular order)

1. Diane:

2. Sharon:

3. Lezlye:

4. Sara:

5. Diana:

6. Kim:

7. Leah:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Challenge #2 Celebrations cartridge

This week's challenge was to use the candy from the Celebrations cartridge. Here's my project!

The card base is 5x7.

Topiary (CTMH) is 4.75x6.75

Stripe (CTMH) 4.5x6.5

Holiday red (CTMH) 4.25x4 and 4.25x2

Ribbon is from Michael's

Candy cut @ 2 in. using Sweet Leaf, Holiday Red, and White Daisy (CTMH)
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Daily Project: Mischievious Elf

Hi everyone! I'm so excited about my project for today. I'm normally a card girl so in the spirit of creating out of the box I decided to try something new. This is not the project I started out to complete for today, but I'm so glad I switched gears. I'm a teacher so normally I threaten anyone who wakes me up before 10:00 on Saturday. Kinda hard to threaten yourself. I woke up at 8:00 with an idea running through my head and was so excited, I couldn't go back to sleep. Guess I work better under pressure, but I won't share that with my boss. So after working on this picture for 2 days and a great deal of tweaking, here is my creation for the week! Happy Scrappin'

This project is definately easy enough for anyone. I started with a piece of White Daisy cardstock (CTMH), cut to 8x10. I created my own "SmootchSpritz" using spray pen, White Daisy reinker, and pearl paint (CTMH). While this was drying I set off to start making all the cuts.

The sleigh was cut at 2 in from the Winter Woodland cartridge. I used Grey Flannel, White Daisy, Topiary cardstock (CTMH), C1, Y17, and Y15(copics) along with 3 red sparkles.

Inside the sleigh is the head of an elf cut from Jolly Holiday cartridge and 1.5 inches. I used White Daisy and Sweet Leaf cardstock (CTMH) and E00, E11, E13, R20(copics). I also used Fun Flock in Cotton Ball White (Stampendous) on the Elf's hat.

The Reindeer is from the stamp set I Believe (CTMH) and is stamped with Chocolate ink (CTMH) and I used 1 red sparkles for his nose. The gold thread that is connecting the sleigh and reindeer is from my stash, not sure of the company.

The house was cut at 2 inches from the Jolly Holiday cartridge. I used Holiday red, White Daisy, and Black cardstock(CTMH). I also used the Fun Flock in Cotton Ball White on the snow.

Yes, that's Santa on the roof. He was cut from the Jolly Holiday cartridge at .75 inch. I used the Holiday red, White Daisy, and Black cardstock (CTMH)

The frame is from Wal-Mart.
Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Team 1

Recently a friend asked me to be a design team member for a new blog she was creating called, Exploring Cricut. We were asked to create a card, page, or other paper craft using square3 and 2 flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge. Since I'm a CTMH consultant this project was fairly easy for me. Hope you enjoy the card I made and it inspires you to creativity.


Colonial White cardstock for Base, square3, and 2 flowers; not sure of the color of the yellow cardstock; blue pattern and the circle pattern are from the Emporium paper line; sweet leaf ink, sparkles from Hero Arts.

All cricut cuts are 2.5 in.

The images from the cartridge are square3 and the flowers are flower7 which go with the stamp images that come with the cartridge.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Christmas Pictures

Yesterday Ella and I had our pictures taken for our Christmas cards. For those who may not know me, Ella is my dog not a child, though I refer to her like she is a child quite frequently. This is a tradition that we started when she was a puppy 6 years ago. We go to Redmond Photography here in Maysville cause I can't imagine that anyone could get better pictures of Ella than Lee. Here are a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Home

I have a friend that recently moved into a new house. Once a month I try to send her diaper coupons since she has two little ones at home. Since I love making cards I usually try to make a special card to send the coupons in. This is the latest creation. I used CTMH: Roxie and the flower was probably Making Memories. The stamp set was CTMH, Welcome to the Neighborhood, and the bling in the center of the flower is Hero Arts.