Monday, January 31, 2011


Hi everyone! Here is the picture of the day. Ok... I couldn't pick just one :) 


You're scent-sational!

Hi everyone! I hope everyone's had a great weekend! We had a busy weekend with basketball games, play practices, cleaning, and poor Sammy had the sniffles. I did get a chance to get some crafting in. I made a few valentines-they are so cute! I'll be sharing them tomorrow. :) Until then, I hope you enjoy my little skunk card.
I used black enamel accents for the eyes, and glossy
accents on the nose.

  • My Pink Stamper Even More Punny-licious
  • Create a Critter cartridge
  • Bo Bunny Blue Dot paper
  • Distressed black paper
  • AC cardstock
  • Glossy accents
  • Scotch Quick Dry glue
  • Stampin Up Pop Dots
  • Standard A2 sized card base
  • Create a Critter cartridge pg.61
  • 2 1/4" foundation Skunk and all layers
  • 1 1/2" shift Stump and layers
  • 1" flower
Have a great week.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Hi everyone! Still working on my card stash. :) I'm thinking I should just do a series on Create a Critter, since that's the cartridge I seem to use the most these days. For today's card I used the cute little gator. My parents used to call me *Ally-gator* when I was younger. Hmmm,...maybe that was my inspiration.

Seriously though, starting tomorrow, I do need to get busy with my valentine projects. Fortunately, my super talented friend, Jill, and I have worked on a few ideas, already. I love it when Jill and I get together and craft--I swear she comes up with the cutest ideas EVER!

Cross your fingers, that Sammy goes to bed early tonight so I can start working on some pink and red crafty goodness. Until then, here's my card...

The Basic Grey plaid cardstock has a perfect *swampy* look.

I added some inking around my mat edges, some sewing with
dark thread, and then I popped the gator up with pop dots

  • Create a Critter cartridge
  • PTI cardstock-craft-cardbase
  • Basic Grey *max & whiskers* plaid cardstock
  • AC Cardstock-all other colors
  • Scotch Quick Dry glue
  • Stampin Up Pop Dots
  • Standard A2 sized card base
  • Create a Critter pg.45
  • 1 1/2" foundation gator and all layers
  • 1", 3/4",1" accessory grass
I love it! Ok, Maddie just came in the *creation station* took one look at my card and said "Oh, cute, I get it, smile crocodile". Wait, I thought it was an alligator.

Make it a great one!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Red Letter Day

I've been so busy I haven't been able to post about a couple of special surprises, that I got on Tuesday. My first surprise was when I started looking at my crafting blogs, and I noticed that I had won some super cool blog candy from the amazing Joanna at scrap-making. Joanna was involved in a birthday blog-hop, that Alex at You Had Me at Craft was hosting--tons of great ideas! My second surprise of the day was, my order from PaperTrey Ink arrived--full of goodies. Then, I checked my comments, and Tana at craftymomma chose me for the Stylish Blogger Award. I know, right--that is so nice! I'll be working on my *eight things you've always wanted to know about me* post. :) Thanks again, Tana! :)

Yesterday, I did get a chance to swing by Michaels, and I found a couple of the $9.99 cartridges, and some metal valentine mailboxes for $2.99 each. I already had a couple of the $1.00 mailboxes from Target. The main difference between them, is the Michaels mailbox is bigger. Personally I like the Michaels mailbox better, and since I plan on reusing the same ones next year, I'll be using the ones from Michaels.

I'm off to work on my Q&A. :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Here is my POTD (picture of the day) for my Project Life album. I am planning on printing my pictures this week and then I'll share what I've done so far.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I finished another set of birthday cards! I used my Scrappy Mom's stamp set-Simple Sentiments. I really like the quality, size of font, and the actual sentiments. I own several of their sets and I wouldn't mind getting them all. :)
I changed the sentiment to make an assortment of cards for different occasions.

The *pearl* looking dots are actually diamond Stickles.

I even tried my hand at doodling. I took my doodling 
inspiration from Joanna and her blog Scrap-Making

  • Scrappy Moms Stamps-Simple Sentiments
  • Once Upon a Princess cartridge
  • PTI cardstock-hawaiian shores-card base
  • Pink and white AC cardstock
  • DCWV Tis the Season stack
  • PTI hawaiian shores ribbon
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Scotch Quick Dry glue
  • Stampin Up Pop Dots
  • 1/2"corner rounder
  • Standard A2 sized card base
  • Once Upon a Princess pg.49
  • 3 1/2" foundation cupcake and all layers 
This was a simple, sweet, and oh so cute card to make. I wish you could see the card in person-the hawaiian shores cardstock by PaperTrey Ink is so pretty.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sammy's Snowman Recipe

First, taste snow-CHECK

Next, dig hole-CHECK

Form base of snowman-CHECK

Add snow-small piece by small piece (allow lots of time)-CHECK


Introducing...*Noman*-that's Sammy for snowman :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yappy Birthday

Hi everyone! My hubby, Jim, left for work today in Alaska. He is planning on being gone until at least the end of April. :( He's been working in Alaska for several years, so this isn't anything new for us, but it's still hard on everyone. Honestly though, two teenagers and a toddler keep me so busy, time does fly.

Obviously my crafting also keeps me busy. :) This week I am concentrating on my birthday card stash. I am trying to make at least six of each card idea. I used the little dog from Create a Critter-I love this little guy!

This card would work for a guy or girl.

Adding the orange rhinestones finishes the card even more and brings
another touch of orange.  I would probably be more likely to send the
card with the rhinestones to a girl, but either way.
I even added some glossy accents to the bone, and I used the black
enamel accents for the nose and eyes. 

  • My Pink Stamper Even More Punny-licious
  • Create a Critter cartridge
  • Craft PTI cardstock
  • Blue and white AC cardstock
  • PTI Dark Chocolate ribbon
  • Adhesive orange rhinestones
  • Black enamel accents
  • Scotch Quick Dry glue
  • Stampin Up Pop Dots
  • Standard A2 sized card base
  • Create a Critter cartridge pg.34
  • 3" foundation terrier and all layers
  • 3/4" accessory bone 
Make it a good one! :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nuts about My Pink Stamper

Hello everyone! Today I finally had a chance to work on my submission for the upcoming 2011 My Pink Stamper design team. Basically, Robyn is looking for two new design team members, and the challenge is to create a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project using your favorite cartridges with Robyn's favorite colors. I was really excited when she picked the colors pink, green, brown, with an optional color of choice. Perfect, I love those colors and I chose sky blue for my optional color. Since I'm nuts about MPS stamp sets, I used the *Nuts about you* sentiment for my inspiration. I also used all sorts of goodies to *bling* up my card and I really like how it turned out. I hope you like it too. :)

  • My Pink Stamper Love-alicious stamp set
  • My Pink Stamper Punny-licious
  • Create a Critter cartridge
  • Sweethearts cartridge
  • Bo Bunny Blue Dot paper
  • Brown, green, and pink AC cardstock
  • Adhesive pink rhinestones
  • Mini pink pearls
  • Doodlebug trim *cupcake* ribbon
  • Scotch Quick Dry glue
  • Stampin Up Pop Dots
  • 1/4" Corner rounder
  • Standard A2 sized card base
  • Create a Critter cartridge pg.32 
  • 1 1/2" foundation squirrel and all layers
  • 1/2" accessory acorn and layer
  • Sweethearts cartridge pg. 39
  • 3 1/2" foundation tree and all layers
  • Birthday Bash cartridge pg. 62
  • 5" card/tag heart (inside of card)
I think the mini pink pearls look like sweet little cherries on the tree! My Pink Stampers sentiment*Nuts about you!* was just perfect for my cute little valentine. I also used the *Be Mine* sentiment from her latest stamp set Love-alicious. 

I want to thank Robyn for giving everyone another chance to create on her 2011 design team, and I want to wish everyone who submitted a project-Good Luck! Everyone else, there is still time to enter your project, you have until midnight tonight. :)


Happy 2011! I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday break! I sure enjoyed spending time with my family making fun memories together. The big news for our family this break was,... Maddie got her license! Now we have another driver in the house, which will be really nice! The big girls went back to school yesterday, and even though I miss them, it will be good to get back on a schedule. Lots of late nights equal grumpy girls. :)

One of my resolutions this year is to get on a better schedule with crafting and blog posting. :) I really need to get my card *stash* built back up. It is frustrating when I need a card and I don't already have one made, or time to make one, and I end up buying one. *gasp* I'm happy to report, that I'm off to a good start.

The weather here in the Seattle area inspired today's card...BRRRR!

  • Winter Woodland cartridge
  • Winter Frolic cartridge
  • AWI Action Wobbles
  • Enamel Accents-black  
  • Stickles
  • DCWV *Tis the Season* stack
  • PTI Aqua Mist cardstock
  • Scotch Quick Dry glue
  • Stampin Up Pop Dots
  • Corner rounder
  • Standard A2 sized card base
  • Winter Frolic cartridge pg.35 
  • 3" foundation beaver and all layers
  • Winter Woodland cartridge pg.69
  • 1"  foundation BRRRR and shadow

The colors on this card are some of my favorites. Everywhere I look I see shades of aqua...and I'm loving it! I feel like aqua is one of those great colors that feels *cool* and can be used for spring, summer, or winter. A fun thing you can't see in this picture is, I used an Action Wobble behind the beaver and he *shakes* like he's really cold. If you haven't seen any information about the AWI Action Wobbles yet, you can find out more here. Also, I've been using black enamel accents on my critter eyes and noses. It kinda seems to *flatten out* when it dries, so I am going to stick with my tried and true glossy accents.

Gatta go finish my submission for My Pink Stamper's design challenge. :)