Wednesday, October 29, 2008

midnight scrapper cds title

I am working on a happy word book and decided to make the title midnight scrapper. I designed it in cricut design studio using the joys of the season cartridge and tear drop.  I used a candle for burning the midnight oil and a snow-globe cause we are dreaming of what we want to create as we sit in our scrap rooms.  I thought this title would work great for my book cause it reminds i am happy when i scrapping and being creative.  If you want the file just leave me a comment with your email address and i will send it off to you. 

cuttlebug challenge 5 dot to dot

The challenge this week over on is to use your favorite folder.
My favorite folder is the paisley one, i like the way it gives elegance to your card. I wanted to also incorporate unity
stamps on my card. I started out wanting to use the little monster set but i got inspired to use my delectable delights
set when i saw this card over on the unity gallery on splitcoast stampers site. Here the original card I hope you enjoy my card and are inspired to see what
the unity stamps are all about and that you might want to try out the paisley folder as well.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

pink card hip hop thursday 10/23

I used some pink cardstock for the back ground, pink striped paper, and then i used various stamps from the lilypad playground unity stamp set. 

striped card for hip hop thrusday

I used dcwv striped paper, pddu ghost from cricut, and of course trick or treat stamp from little monster unity stamp set. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

its a pirates life for me

Here a layout that i had a lot of fun doing.  I been wanting to use this cricut title from the title swap on the circut message board.  Thanks to sabrina r. i had a very cute picture to work this title with.  I started out with an 8 1/2 x 11 layout for the picture and embellishments, then i mounted the layout on a 12 x 12 piece of card stock so i could fit the title.  I drew the title with cricut markers. I used the paper dolls cartridge to do the pirate ship, pirate princess and the treasure chest.  I use some cute common pirate phrases for my journaling strips.  Enjoy.

cuttlebug challenge-double your fun

The cuttlebug challenge for the week is to use 2 or more cuttlebug folders on your card.  Well i took the challenge up and i am pleased to say i was able to use 3 folders on my card.  I used swiss dots on the top and dusted it with dark brown cat eye ink, i used the vine one on the lower half and then i used the border one with love on the tag center.  I love this cute pull out card very easy to make and very versatile.  

BBTB Joys of the season tree card

The challenge this week by bitten by the bug was to use the tree card from the joys of the season cricut cartridge.  I cut my card from green cardstock, embossed with the swiss dot folder, dusted the embossed dots with alabaster cat eye to make it look like swirling snow, added bling stars to the tree.  I finished the card off with some christmas ribbon and stamped stentiment of snow fun. Hope you enjoy my joys of the season tree card. 

chocolate pears

I saw these chocolate covered pears on the cricut board and the gal used them for the bitten by the bug challenge to use the pear from home accents.   She was gracious enough to send me some of the pears.  Here what i came up with. I used a frosted sheetload card and then used staz on to stamp the sentiment.  

Saturday, October 18, 2008

october mcpt challenge

I got my envelope today with the mcpt images in it.  These images are so darn cute i am going to have fun coloring them in and making cards with them.  This is my first attempt at this challenge so i hope my card is up to the challenge.  You can find the mcpt challenge info over on the message board in the cricut card section.  Here a link to this month challenge Hope you like my card.

cupcake challenge #38

I took up the cupcake challenge over on the taylored expressions blog.  The challenge is to use cupcakes on whatever the sketch is.  Well cupcakes just did not work out for me this week i used my new little monster set i won from hip hop thursday over on splitcoast.  Hope you guys like it even without the cupcakes. 

Friday, October 17, 2008

unity stamp love

Well yesterday was hip hop thursday over on splitcoast stampers forum.  Every thursday a great awesome company call unity stamps gives away about $300.00 worth of stamps.  You win stamps by activately participating in the all day long hip hop forum chat.  It way fun and well worth the day long investment.  They also have a blog hop to get you inspired to want to own these cute stamps.  I am showcasing my winnings that i won on my first ever hip hop thursday. I won these on 10/09 and they arrived this morning.  I hope to showcase my new creations with these adorable stamps over the weekend.  If you would like to attend the next hip hop head on over to and read up on the hip hop info and stop by next
thursday we will be there all day 8-midnight cst. See you on the hip hop.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

cool in the pool layout

I been struggling to scrap pictures of my song playing with the hose this past summer.  We were filling the pool up and he wanted to get in so i said sure as long as the hose stays in the pool.  He had a lot of fun playing with the hose.  I remembered i had made a layout earlier in the summer about the pool that i had not put pictures on.  This layout worked out great for the photos i had.  Sometimes making layouts before you have pictures works out.  Let me know what you think. 

Monday, October 13, 2008

cuttlebug color challenge

the challenge this week over on the cuttlebug site is to use color with your embossed image. I used a brass rose stencil ran it thru my cuttlebug and then use various markers to color in the emboss image.  I also use a side border to make it a cute anniversary or wedding card.  Hope you enjoy this card and that inspires you to add some color to your embossed images. 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

cucpcake challenge

Hi everyone i decided that i wanted to take on the cupcake challenge that can be found over on the blog.  Every friday is cupcake time and you don't have to use cupcakes but i think it a great chance to catch up on those celebration cards.  Here is my take on the sketch for this cupcake friday. 

Friday, October 10, 2008

mattie card

I visited this blog this morning and
i found about this little girl named mattie who is 6 years old. I made this card for her
using a tutorial i found over on splitcoast stampers. It called a pocket card. I had
a lot of fun doing it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

tim holtz october challenge

Here is my take on tim holtz october challenge which can be found at i had a few of things he did others i had to
use other products. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

imagine layout

This layout turned out pretty cute i took my inspiration from a new product that ctmh has come out with.  They are called workshops and you can purchase the cutting instructions for 1.00 to one of the neat layouts that is featured in there new catalog.  I used the notebook layout the right side to get the inspiration for this cute layout.  I hope you enjoy.  I used my cricut and design studio to create the welded title of imagine at the bottom.  The cart used is teardrop.  Any comments are always appreciated. 

Monday, October 6, 2008

cuttlebug challenge 2 sanding suprise

The challenge this week is to sand you embossed image from your cuttlebug. I choose to use the spider web embossing folder.  I used dcwv white core paper and i cut the spider from paper dolls and the stamp is a studio g dollar one from michaels.  Pretty simple but nice effect.  

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fall Fun

I was inspired by this neat blog yesterday
She does really neat layouts for ebay and i was inspired by her fall fun layout.
I had fun using the papdolls cartridge and cut out a cute frog that i had downloaded
from another blog which is You can find the frog
on one of her animal cards. The pictures are from a friend i met on the creatingkeepsakes
message board, sabrina r., she was very nice to share some little girl photos with me. I
hope my layout inspires you to get a jump start on your fall pages. Without further ado
here my layout.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

cuttlebug challenge one ink it up

For my first blog blost i am going to show you what i created for the first cuttlebug challenge. We were challenge to use ink with our cuttlebug folders. I had been having a hard time using my brand new embossing happy birthday folder. I thought well maybe if i ink with it. Sure enough i got a pretty darn cut card out of it. I hope it inspires you to use ink with your cuttlebug folders as well.