Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy Birthday- Clean and Simple

I needed to make some new cards for us to give out at work and this weeks Cas(E) this Sketch was perfect for some cute, quick and simple cards!

And here's what I created with it:

Thanks for stopping in again!!

Harley Birthday Gift

I posted my brother in laws card the other day, today I have his gift for you...

I used an SVG I found on the internet for the Harley logo, frosted glass paint from michaels and Cricut printable vinyl to create this glass block light for him. I also used orange string lights I found at the dollar store I knew would be perfect!!

I'm so thrilled with how this turned out and hope it goes perfect in his man cave of other Harley lights.

Monday, October 26, 2015


Oh friends did we have a day!!! We completed all the decorations, favor bags and games for my nieces Elmo birthday party today. It was fun to do but man am I sick of seeing Elmo!! And now both of my girls want Elmo birthday parties....
Take a peak at what we made:
The Banner

Treat bags

Sorry its upside down!! This is her ribbon in case none of us know who she is! LOL

Decorations for around the house

Gift box-- housing all the little Elmo hair pretties we got her

A personalized box of crayons

Door Hanger

And this is her birthday card from us.

I made alittle pocket on the front for the Elmo tag

And inside is a pop up card!!!

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Sesame Street- Elmos Party cricut cartridge
and a lot, a lot of glue!! LOL

I am entering her card in these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner- Ribbon and/or Flourishes- I used bakers twine as ribbon?

Challenge #263- Halloween

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

Challenge #263 Halloween
Make a project featuring Halloween!

This Weeks Sponsor:

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

And, if you submit a project in our challenge that isn't a card, you will get two entries for a chance to win the prize instead of one!

Design Team Inspiration

Hey there fellow crazy crafters!! How are you this week?
I have to tell you... I am not a Halloween person... at all... before the babies, when we lived in town... I would hide in the basement watching happy lovey movies with all the lights off so no one would know I was home... I did not work, I did not leave the house. People get crazy at Halloween!! LOL
But now I have the babies... and they like the Halloweeen and so I have to be a good mommy and get on board. But I don't think it has to be all creepy, crawly, and dark does it? I like cute!!!

I think I nailed the cute Halloween with this adorable little gift bag!! What do you think??

Materials used:
Faery Ink- Destiny Pumpkin Fae digi
CTMH Scaredy cat paper
CTMH Sunset cardstock
CTMH Black cardstock
CTMH Thistle cardstock
CTMH Artbooking cartridge
CTMH Artiste cartridge
Cricut Wrap it up cartridge
CTMH Liquid glass
Black and Yellow Stickles

Thanks for coming to check out this weeks project!! Happy (cute and Bubbly) Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Its a Harley BIrthday

My brother in law is somewhat of a Harley Davidson enthusiast... to say the least. LOL So when I realized... 3 days ago his birthday is next week I came up with a plan... and fast! LOL
So here is the card...

I am entering it in these challenges:
Polkadoodles- Sparkle, Bling or Gem-- I'm thinking that big strip of silver qualifies as sparkle!
-- I saw the orange and black first so I took the color combo and used the sketch!

I know thats a lot of challenges but wouldn't ya know using Halloween colors this time of year makes it really easy!! Pop back in the next few days to see that gift that goes with it!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Halloween Door Hanger

Hello Ladies!!!
I got to finish Kit and Clowder: October Create and Learn Class today!! And then I had to do something fun with it...
Adorable isn't it?? I had so much fun learning alittle more about clothes and how to do a glowing object and where it will leave light reflections. And I was so happy to learn alittle more about coloring wood!!
This is what I turned her into:

Materials used:
CTMH Black, Goldrush and Gypsy papers
Cricut Cartridges: Photobooth Props, Something to Celebrate, CTMH Artbooking
Amethyst and Black velvet Heidi Swapp mists
Silver Inca Gold
Rose Gold Stickles
Recollections dots
Jolee Sentime
Wink of Stella brush pen

And I am entering her in these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs: Tic Tac Toe-- I got a black out!! I entered this challenge once with a Sassy Studio image so I get to enter again-- and I hope its ok with the girls but I would rather enter a new project than the same one twice! :D

Thanks for popping in this evening and I hope you liked what you saw.. maybe even got an idea of your own!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Coffin Treat Box

Hey Everyone!! I am so excited to share something with you today!! I feel like my crafting and blogging comes in waves! LOL no time no time no time, craft craft craft, no time no time no time
but today I snuck in an hour or so to whip this little box up. She is going to be displayed on our hostess stand at work for the Halloween season.

Materials used:
Dreaming Tree SVG's: Spooky Coffin SVG and if you hurry it is a free download right now!!
CTMH Scaredy Cat paper
CTMH Black ink
Creatology Foam cat
Jolee's Trick or Treat Banner
Rose Gold Stickles
Dollar Store Ribbon

I am entering this project in these challenges:
So I have spider/spider web- in the cake fondant
Pumpkin- in the ribbon
Candy- in the box
Spooky Fence- in the background paper
Black Cat- on top of the bow
Ribbon- the bow

I'm off to start working on this months beautiful Create and Learn!! See you all soon!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #262- Autumn/ Fall

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #262-Autumn/Fall 

This Weeks Sponsor

Pretty Cute Stamps
Make a fall inspired project

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

And, if you submit a project in our challenge that isn't a card, you will get two entries for a chance to win the prize instead of one! 

Design Team Inspiration

Hey Everyone!! So glad to see you here this week!!! I had so much fun making this Fall/Autumn Artist Trading Card!! This is a new medium for me that I am totally loving!! Its so fun to create tiny little peices of art to be shared wherever whenever for whatever reason!! So take a look below and I hope you get some ideas for your projects!!

Supplies used:
Black ATC
Heidi Swapp Sweet Cherry and Mustard mists
Color Bloom Gilded mist
Prima Leaves
Prima Metal clip
Random Flower
Dollar store sequins
CTMH Kraft and Red cardstock
Cricut calligraphy pen
Cricut Baby Steps font
CTMH Artiste cartridge

Thanks for popping in today and I cannot wait to see what you all create!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Grain Truck Birthday

Now this one I am super excited about!!! There's real wheat in the bed of that truck!! And the little man its for is crazy for farming!!!

Materials used:
CTMH Topiary and Honey cardstock (the closest to John Deer colors I have! LOL)
CTMH Topiary ink
Circle die
Heidi Swapp Mustard and Teal mists
Disneys Mickey Mouse and Friends Cricut Cartridge

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Gravel Truck Birthday

Hubbys cousins son turns 2 in a few weeks out in BC so I made this little card for him to mail out there:
Materials used:
CTMH Glacier and Honey cardstock
Circle die
CTMH Just to say... stamps
Cricut Disney Mickey and Friends cartridge
Color Bloom Glistening Waves mist

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- Splatter

Its the Most Wonderful.. pt 2

Here's the other card I whipped up quick:

Materials used:
CTMH Wonderland stamps
CTMH Very Merry Christmas stamps
CTMH Glacier cardstock
CTMH Glacier and Cocoa inks
White cardstock

I am entering it in these challenges:
One Crazy Stamper- October Challenge- Christmas/Halloween/Fall-- I chose Christmas again
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge- Java Time
Case this Sketch #144
-I had to modify it just a little since my cups were so big even on a 5x7 card....
Digi Choosday- Feeling Cold- Ice & Snow- when I think of feeling cold I always think of something warm to drink to warm me up!
Cute Card Thursday- One Layer

It's the Most Wonderful (BUSY) Time of the Year...

A couple challenges really inspired me this morning and I could not wait to get down here and whip up a couple Christmas cards before I start on the things I need to do...

Materials used:
Red Shimmer cardstock
White cardstock
CTMH Frosted WOTG stamps
CTMH Believe stamps
CTMH Cranberry and New England Ivy inks
Xmas Red Stickles

I am entering this card in these challenges:
One Crazy Stamper- October Challenge- Christmas/Fall/Halloween-- I chose Christmas
52 Christmas Card Throwdown- October Sketch Challenge

Cute Card Thursday- 1 Layer

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sexy!

One of the cooks where I work celebrated his birthday this week so I thought I would whip up a quick birthday card for him:

Materials used:
Circle die
CTMH Lagoon, Pacifica, and Black inks
Cricut font
Kenny K's- "Bow(Adult)" digi colored with copics

I am entering it in these challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew- Happy Everything

And there you have my hard work for the last few days... And now I am off to bed!!

Thank You

If you've been following my blog you know that our moms are a huge help to me. And every once in a while I like to do something a little special for them.. This time it's my moms turn for a little "Thank You" gift...
This is her gift. I made it to match the Aurora Wings "Peace Rose" I made her for her birthday. If you would like to see it as well you can find it HERE. This image is Aurora Wings "Spirit of Hibiscus" and I colored her with copics.

I am entering her in this challenge:
Aurora Wings- October Challenge- Anything Goes

This is the card I made for her. Just a sweet simple "Thank You"

Materials used:
Aurora Wings- Starfish Mermaid-- She's adorable I know, but she is not available for purchase. She was part of a "Crafting for Clean Water" event I took part in awhile ago and I'm just finally getting her colored! I used copics to color her.
CTMH Seaside Picture My Life card
Kraft cardstock
CTMH Black ink
CTMH Just to say... stamps 
CTMH Lagoon ink

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Karleigh Sue- Kraft

A New Baby!!!

On a happier note my cousin is expecting baby number 2 any day now!! We are having her baby shower on Tuesday so I whipped up this little cutie for her:

Materials used:
Kraft paper
CTMH Gypsy ink
CTMH Just To Say... stamps
Tiddly Inks- Ellie digi colored with copics

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Tiddly Inks- Let's Make it Krafty

Sympathy-- A little different style

A dear friend of mine has just passed this week leaving behind a wife a teenage daughter. It was a complete shock to everyone!!! Which sometimes I think makes it harder...
Rob was not the sorrowful kind of person. We always celebrated the life our friends lived with Rob not mourned for the life passed. So it felt wrong to me to do a sad and sappy sympathy card for his wife and daughter...
This is what I came up with:
The inscription inside talks about how our lives are like a book; how he played a role in my story; how his story will keep being written by those left behind; and how sad it is his book ended so soon.

I hope I did justice to what was in my head and heart for this man and his family!!

Supplies used:
Ching Chou Kuik- Lil Bookworm Fairy digi colored with copics
CTMH Dream Pop paper
Cricut Billionaire font
CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge
Decorative Oval die

I am entering this project in this challenge:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #321

Thursday, October 1, 2015

More Christmas!

I have just been having too much fun with the new Polkadoodles- Ocatavia- Frosted Collection! I had to keep going!! LOL
I colored these up yesterday and it's taken me a good part of today to finish the cards but Man am I happy with them!!!

Bo Bunny Altitude paper and embellishments
Polkadoodles sentiment and embellishments
CTMH Liquid glass
Polkadoodles- Octavia- Frosted- Frosted Fox

I am entering it in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday

52 Christmas Card Throwdown- Sept Technique- Real Stitching
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge- Colors of the Rainbow
Polkadoodles- Favorite Shape Card

Materials used:
Bo Bunny Altitude paper
Black Thread
Polkadoodles embellishments

I am entering this card in these challenge:s

Polar Family Love

Christmas is coming... And I have a lot of Christmas cards to make... if my calculations are correct I have 89 more... And that's down by like half from last year! LOL
So be ready... I'm gonna be posting lots of Christmas inspiration for you!!1
Here is the first:

Materials used:
Bo Bunny Altitude paper and buttons
CTMH Slate Ink
Snowflake washi tape
CTMH Slate bakers twine
Black thread-- see that?? I sewed-- on a card!!! I know this may be very normal for so many of you but this is a first for me!! I can't believe how easy it was!! And look how awesome it looks!! Look out sewing machine you have a date with some more very pretty papers!!!
Bo Bunny Island Mist Pearlescents
Polkadoodles- Octavia- Frosted- Polar Family digi  colored with copics

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #320

Thanks for popping in today!!