Sunday, August 28, 2011

Birthday Luau Blog Hop 29,30,31

day 3 project- Last minute card, ugh- would rather not post anything, I am not happy with this card, and its last minute. Serves me right for waiting so long to complete this. LOL Your next stop is Jearise at -

Day 2 project- Bookmark with beach themed ribbon. Question- Is it bookmark or is it bookmarker? I am a 40 year old woman and this question is just now coming to me. LOL It's kind of like people calling hamburgers -hamburgs, that bugs me and here I am maybe doing the same thing with a bookmark/bookmarker. LOL

Welcome to the Birthday Luau Blog Hop! Happy Birthday Barbara. We have some talented crafters, please visit each site to see their projects and leave a comment to be eligible for the prizes. You should have come from: Tammy- but if you just stumbled upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop please go to: Barbara B.
On to my project: I made a birthday card with a hula girl. The skirt is made from prima flowers cut apart and layered on. The design is a coloring page that was printed out. I added a calendar month and colored in the date of my MIL birthday since this card is going to her.

Your next stop on the hop is: Jearise- if you should have trouble with any links on the hop please go back to Barbara's and find the next link on the hop.

I am also linking this project up to You had me at Craft.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

House Mouse Flying- 2 challenges

The challenge today at was to create something that flies. I had this House Mouse stamp that I hadn't tried out yet so thought it was perfect for the challenge, since she is flying on a paper napkin. I used a magazine page for the background.

The flowers from the magazine ad, reminded me of the challenge going on over at : there are flower pots hanging on the wall with purple and green. The door is bright blue, and this card also takes that shape of the doorway.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

DT Call at StampingDragonDesigns having a DT call. Here is the image they ask you to color. It's actually a card. I brought the image into Inkscape, sized it, then made a shadowed image, duplicated it, and welded it together to make a card, then cut it on the Cricut. This was my best shot. Wish me luck. I heat embossed it to make it shiny. You can try out too at :

sketch challenge from Lily pad Cards

This card took forever to make, and I am still not certain that I am 100 % happy with it, but its staying this way now! lol I followed a cute sketch. There are 2 gems on each side of the oval, and each of the corners are cropped.

I am entering this into the challenge at:

Happy Halloween Card for swap

Fun card made for a 1/1 swap

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Celebrate with Jacque

Can you believe all of the goodies Jacque's giving away? She is celebrating, come help celebrate with her, and get your chance to win some Sweet Stuff

Fabulous Birthday card

I am entering this into challenge #90 at :
I love how it turned out. I don't even remember buying this paper but I really really like it. You can barely see the pearls that are there in the photo but if you squint you can see them. LOL

The words are stamps from Stampin Daisies

Black and White horse card

This card looks so much better in person. The horse and rocks are all heat embossed with a shiny glaze. Those are horseshoes along the edge, I pushed a little too hard with my stamp, so they are skewed a bit. Overall I still like the card, will leave the sentiment for later when I have a reason to send it.
I am entering this into the challenge at : Farm animal challenge

Fall card

I Saw the errors of my ways once I had already taken a photo of this card. I still like it, but the leaves on the gourd nest should have been orange or brown. Oops!

I am entering this into the following challenge:

mmsc #118

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Through the Porthole

Circle card- using Ocean buddies stamp set from Stampin Daisies.

I am entering this in the challenge at The movie that inspired this card is The Incredible Mr. Limpett with Don Knotts. Where he turns into a fish.

I am entering this in the challenge at Celebrate the Occasion #27

I am also entering this in the challenge at

If you are interested in purchasing this stamp set you can find them at

Monday, August 22, 2011

beanie baby card- Hiding in my craftroom challenge-embossing

My hubby hates this card, says its too dark, but I really like it. I embossed it with black embossing powder, heated it up, and then colored it with markers.
I am entering this in the hiding in my craftroom embossing challenge #8.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

1000 sheets of paper giveaway

Not only is she giving away paper to 5 lucky winners, but she also has a bundle of stamps she is giving away. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm a lucky one. Do you want to be lucky too? All you have to do is go to the above links and follow her rules.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stampin Daisies card challenge blog hop PRIZE!!!!

If you are looking for the Bucket list hop, please scroll one post down!

I can't tell you how much I am loving the new Smiling Daisies set from Stampin Daisies. I was playing with this set today and made 4 cards in less than an hour and all of them are different. I think they turned out pretty good don't you? Notice the stems? you can bend them or keep them straight, turn them upside down, I had a lot of fun. I also liked how I could take the parts and make a patterned paper with them. Pretty cool.
If you would like to order this set, you can find them at

There is a challenge- and of course with a challenge there is a PRIZE! Monica is giving away a Smiling Daisies stamp set!
Please visit all the ladies of the design team and leave a comment. Then participate in this fun challenge. Details to be found on Monica's blog.


Simon Says Food and drink challenge

Over at the challenge is to make something to do with food or drinks.

This was the first time I used this stamp, and it was a lot of fun to use. I made a small set of note cards with it. Already sent 2 out. Thanks for the fun challenge.

Challenge 25 Black and white with a pop of color

I really love this card and so simple to make. The challenge at was to make a black and white card with a pop of color.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bucket List Blog Hop day 2

Today I want to talk about 2 of my bucket list goals in particular.

Donating blood and plasma is one of the things I would really like to do, but I have been scared to do it. They can make medicines from your plasma and save lives did you know that? I didn't know that until recently. I would like to save a life, and this seems like a really easy way and sure way of doing it. Definitely #1 on my bucket list. Have you thought about doing it?

#2 Donating my organs. After I kick the bucket, of course! I had to talk to my family about this, because they were against it. I finally have registered to be an organ donor. I won't need my parts after I am gone, I won't even know it. Why not give the ultimate gift of all, the gift of life. Did you know you can save the lives of 8 people from your organs? It can enhance the lives of 42 others. Imagine that, you will be responsible for saving all of those lives. Saving someone's brother, their sister, their mother, their father, their child.
Take the time to think about it, maybe it isn't for you, or maybe you just haven't thought about it. If it is something you might want to consider, you can look up your local registry online and read more about it.

On to the rest of the hop
  1. Michelle - <-----Happy Birthday on the 18th
  2. Justina <-----Happy Birthday on the 28th
  3. Anita -
  4. Ashley -
  5. Amy -
  6. Maria -
  7. Tami -
  8. Sher
  9. Gina -
  10. Gill - <-----Happy Anniv on the 11th
  11. Linda T -
  12. Inga -
  13. Corrine-
  14. Lori-
  15. Nancy -
  16. Lisa -
  17. Wendy - <-----Happy Birthday on the 31st
  18. Jamie - <-----Happy Birthday on the 18th

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bucket List Blog Hop 18th and 19th

Welcome to the Bucket List Blog Hop. Are there some accomplishments, goals or places you would like to visit in your lifetime? Do you have them written down or documented some how? We've come up with a hop with things we would like to do in our lifetime. Hope you have fun hopping from blog to blog and get inspired to make your own Bucket List.
I've made a Bucket List Fund since so many things on my list have a cost to them. As you can see I'm just starting the fund. LOL
Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment and tell me 1 thing you would like to do on your bucket list.
  1. Michelle - <-----Happy Birthday on the 18th
  2. Justina <-----Happy Birthday on the 28th
  3. Anita -
  4. Ashley -
  5. Amy -
  6. Maria -
  7. Tami -
  8. Sher
  9. Gina -
  10. Gill - <-----Happy Anniv on the 11th
  11. Linda T -
  12. Inga -
  13. Corrine-
  14. Lori-
  15. Nancy -
  16. Lisa -
  17. Wendy - <-----Happy Birthday on the 31st
  18. Jamie - <-----Happy Birthday on the 18th

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Using a cartridge for the first time in years

Okay, so the challenge at Kimberli's Creations was to use a cartridge you haven't used in awhile. I only have 1 cartridge and I haven't used it ever, so this was my attempt. It took me a good 20 minutes to figure out how to use my Cricut with a cartridge again. LOL I was a little lost. The first cut came out an inch tall. oops! I used the Four Legged Friends cartridge.

Bee Crafty card with freebie digi from their site

Fun challenge from Bee Crafty The challenge is to chop a digi. I used a freebie digi from Bee Crafty. I knew I wanted the bunny to sit on a swing but I didn't know if I could draw one. I used a rubber stamp at home, of a tree branch, then drew on the swing. The little bunny looks like it was meant to be there! I colored it with markers, then put a clear embossing powder over it to make the little bunny stand out.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

TallyScrapper Challenges and more

<---My scrap Leftovers! Just so happens this is also a challenge at this week. yay!

There is tons of fun going on over at TallyScrapper this weekend. I've been so involved with that, I have forgotten about my dear ole blog. Here are the cards that I submitted over there.

Be sure to go check out their challenges and games.

Another challenge

Hiding in my craftroom had a color challenge that I almost missed. We are supposed to use pink, green, and brown. Here is my shot at it. I used plain cardstock and my cuttlebug. Houndstooth folder was used on the green paper and a birthday present was used on my pink paper. Its a little too plain but I'm not sure what I want to add to it. I'm thinking maybe a little message in white.

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge

The blog hop at My Pink Stamper was fun today, if you haven't checked it out yet you still have time. Lots of really cute projects. Great variety.

The challenge is to show your crafting style. Well, I like cutesy stuff. I love paper piecing. So I designed a little dog with big curly ears shape card to cut on my Cricut. He is wearing an argyle sweater. Isn't he cute?

Stampin Daisies Party Win a Stamp set

From the ocean set at

These stamps the present and the birthday hat are from the Birthday Bash set at The great thing about their stamps is that they offer a free identical set of digi stamps with each purchase of their set. How cool is that?

Ooops, I almost forgot to tell you Monica is giving away 2 stamp sets, the ones I have pictured above. Want to win? Just leave a comment on Monica's blog. Want extra chances to win? Leave a comment on all the teams blogs.

Want to see what the Design team has cooked up with her other sets?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Octopus card

Summertime challenge at Michelle Perkett Studios. This is a digi freebie from her site at: Hop on over there and join in on the fun.

challenge #3 bling it

I had no idea what to do for a bling it card. Sure I have gems, and sparklies, but what should I use them with? lol

I chose to do a simple shaped card with minimum bling. 4 pink gems, and a sparkly middle. It is hard to tell , but this card really does sparkle.

Seashell shaped card

Challenge #2 is to make a shaped card, or strange fold over at hiding in my craftroom.

Challenge Favorite Technique My favorite technique is heat embossing. All of the little bubbles are heat embossed.

Seashell shaped card with digi stamps. You can find these at If you buy her clear stamp sets she gives you the FREE matching digi set, can't beat that!

buttons and bows challenge at Hiding in my craftroom

Fun challenges going on today at Hiding in my craftroom. The first challenge is buttons and bows. I don't usually use either, so to me this is another new challenge. I used my cuttlebug and an embossing folder on my white cardstock. Then glue tabbed a bunch of pink buttons on. Ugh, the bow, I hate making bows, they never turn out right. So what to do , what to do...hmm, a stamp, yes, I cheated and used a stamp of a bow. I'm such a coward. lol I really like the way the card turned out though. What do you think?
Come play the challenge at

Citrus challenge

Scrapbook page made for the citrus color challenge at the paper variety. I really like the colors and they arn't something I would have originally put together. The sun was originally made for a shaped card, but I thought it would be perfect for a hidden journal box on this page. Love it.

blog celebration at hiding in my craftroom

Don't miss out on all the fun. Challenges every hour! Prizes and fun, come check it out.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summery Card

Fun summery card using 4 different flower stamps plus a Magnolia Tilda stamp. Okay, I'll admit it, I don't like the fact that they don't have any mouths or noses, so I added it on myself. lol yea yea, I've heard they are angels and they speak from the heart that's why they don't have any mouths, well, where are the noses and the wings then? lol

Challenge entered:

3-d Mermaid card

This was a fun 3-d card to make. It is stamped with a Magnolia image and the rest of the images are from the ocean set at Stampin Daisies.

I am entering it into the following challenges:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy Day Anyway

The card challenge over at 365 cards was to use objects on the card as a balloon that weren't originally meant to be balloons. Cute idea huh? I used the Mickey moust stickers, then colored in little ties at the bottoms to make them look like balloons. I really like how simple this card was to make and how much fun it turned out to be.
Thanks for taking a peak. I am entering it into their "My beautiful ballloon" challenge, come do the same with your own take on the challenge.

giveaway at Paper Trails

Exciting giveaway at Paper Trails

For her 500 follower giveaway Amy is giving away a beautiful kit that she bought in Europe.
Stop by her blog and become a follower for a chance to win.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to School card

I was really impressed with the stamp for this card. I used a stamp called First Grade by Artistic stamp Exchange.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Picking flowers

This is one of my favorite cards. The little girl was a lot of fun to color. Makes me smile.

I found this cute little freebie at Cheryl Seslar Designs. Be sure to stop by there and see all the lovely digi stamps.

Happy Birthday- lets Party

I've made a few cards this afternoon, this is one of my first. Its all different shades of blue. I think it will be perfect for a man's card. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak.

These stamps can be found on the birthday set at Stampin Daisies.

Challenges entered:

Lollipop crafts- #43 Monochromatic

Cards for Men- #16 Clean and Simple

The Crazy Challenge #79 embossing

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fairy card from a Day for Daisies

There is a great challenge going on at
You need to use one of their images which I did, it was a freebie (thank you adfd) and you also need to use some sort of fancy fold on your card. This spring card is so easy and fun to make, I really love it. You can find the tutorial at splitcoaststampers.

I am entering this into ADFD challenge #24