Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Karen's Doodles Book Mark

The challenge over at Karen's Doodles is to make a book mark in celebration of back to school time. Since I am an avid reader, I can never have too many book marks. I chose the image Movie Boy for my book mark since I think reading a book is so much better than going to the movies. The film strip is from the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge. I cut it at 3 inches.

Copics:R46, C1, C3, C5, G21, G85, G99, B93, B95, B97, YR02, YR20, E00, E21, E33, E35, E37, E53, W3

Birthday Card

Color me Copic is having a challenge featuring curly hair. Amy Young has an amazing video showing great step by step direction on how to color curly hair. I just had to try out her technique using Penelope's Party Wagon from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Copics used: BG10, BG01, BG05, YR31, G02, G14, E53, E33, E57, E00, E37, E21, E35, C1, C3, C5, C7

Sunday, August 29, 2010

We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool

I am thrilled to see this tool. Can't wait to buy one and get more stitching done on my cards and scrapbook pages. Pretty cool! Since I prefer hand stitching, this will really save a few steps of making sure my holes are lined up. You can change the heads to make different patterns for stitching! If you want to see a video of how to use this tool click HERE. You can see all the threads and different stitches available at We R Memorie Keepers. The Profound Brunette is having a RAK on her blog of two items she received at CHA. Go check her out. Both items she is giving away are wonderful. I think I would love the have that book of scrapbook sketches.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thank You Card

The challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is Words That Inspire. I think this quote by Mother Teresa is perfect for a thank you card. The flowers on the card are from Fred She Said. They make a great additon to projects because they can be used so many different ways.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I saw this set of digi stamps and knew they would be just perfect to make birthday cards for my husband's brothers. These are just two of the band members from the stamp set Bodytot hillbilly band from Digi Doodle Best Shop. They currently have a challenge for distressing so I am going to enter this card in that challenge.
Card Details:
Digi Images: BodyTot Hillbilly Band from Digi Doodle Best Shop
Yee Haw: Old West Cricut cart cut at 1 inch
Jug: Old West Cricut cart cut at 1.75 inches
Fence frame: Old West Cricut cart cut at 5 inches

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of School

Today my boys head back to school for another year of fun! My youngest is starting high school this year. It seem like just yesterday I was sending him off to his first day of kindergarten. Because I am feeling a little nostalgic today, here is a scrapbook page of the boys attending back to school night for Ben's Kindergarten year and Brad's 2nd grade year. This picture always makes me laugh because Brad was so unwilling to get his picture taken.

Flash forward 9 years and now the tables are turned. Brad eagerly smiles and Ben is not excited to get his picture taken. Also notice the clothes...not sure what they are trying to say about themselves for the first day of school

Yeah, no more school bus! Since they are back to attending the same school this year we are letting Brad drive to school most mornings.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tilda in Yellow

Yellow is my favorite color and the first challenge at Let's Ink It Up is to use yellow. I don't like bright sun shiney yellow but I prefer light yellow. I find it is a very relaxing, yet cheerful color. And doesn't Tilda look pretty in her yellow dress? I made two cards with the same papers, stamp and embellishments but I think I like the shaped card the best. All the pattern papers are from Basic Grey and are simpy gorgeous!
Card Details:
Stamp: from the Magnolia Stamps Fairytale collection
Copics: E00, E21, E50, E53, E34, E57, YR 31, Y21,
Mats: Cricut Songbird cartridge cut at 3, 4 and 4.25 inches
Corner leaves: Storybook Cricut cart cut at 2.25 inches
Martha Stewart branch punch

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Halloween Kitty Kat

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it; the colors, the activities, the cool weather, and of course, Halloween. The adorable digi image is Kitty Kat from Karen's Doodles. We once had a cat that looked just like the one sitting in the pumpkin. In fact, he loved to eat pumpkins! If we put our pumpkins outside for halloween after we had carved them, he would be trying to get inside them to eat them. He was the perfect Halloween cat since the boys name him Salem. For this card I used my brand new Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge. There are so many great cuts on this cart and I think the frame I used could be used all year long if you just leave off the spiders. The ghosts are cut from vellum. I drew the faces on with my zig pen and then wiped off the ink with my finger. It doesn't smear on the vellum but leaves a fainter pen mark that is a better look for the ghosts faces.
Card Details:
Digi Image: Kitty Kat from Karen's Doodles
Frame: Happy Hauntings Cricut cart cut at 5 inches
Ghosts: Happy Haunting Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
Copics: E21, E00, Yr00, Y21, E53, YR02, Roo, R11, V12, V17, G02, C1, C3, C5, C7

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yellow Roses

I spent the day making cards today. Each one uses a different technique or product. For this card I decided to not use any of my stamps. I just love how soft and feminine it turned out. The paper pricking pattern I used is from Fred, She Said. They have lots of great floral digi images that go along with this particular swirl that I used on another card I made today. I am entering this into the challenge over at Craft Your Days Away. The challenge was to make any kind of project using things with wings.
Card Details:
Paper Pricking pattern from Fred, She Said
Butterflies: Indie Art Cricut cartridge cut at .75 and 1 inches
Border Stamp from Martha Stewart

Sympathy Card

One of my friends lost her father this week so I needed a sympathy card. Sympathy cards are always a challenge so I kept it simple.
Card Details:
Sentiment: Stamp from Stampin Up
Ink: CTMH Chocolate
Mats: Songbird Cricut cart cut at 2.25 and 3.25 inches with the shadows
Branch: Martha Stewart punch

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #9 and DT Call

We are so so lucky to be sponsored by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps . They are giving the winner a free rubber stamp or 2 digi stamps! Thanks so much! If you haven't had a chance to work with their images go and check them out because as you will see from our DT they are so much fun!

Want to be a member of an amazing Design Team? Aud Sentiments is looking for 2 designers to join our team. We are a relaxed group of crafters and every 2 weeks we get to work with amazing digital images from some of the best artists. We would love to have you try out and join us!

This time around at Aud Sentiments the sentiment is... ANYTHING GOES! This will work out so perfectly to for the DT call because you can showcase all your favorite things to do! Enter as many times as you would like but PLEASE NO BACK LINKING and if you are applying for a spot on the team make sure that each entry has DT next to it.

Here is my project for this challenge.

I chose the image Cowboy Kid from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. My project is a pocket card. The hankerchief comes out and has a place to leave journaling or to write a sentiment for a greeting card. I will probably use this on a scrapbook page.
Project Details:
Pocket: Old West Cricut cartridge cut at 4.5 inches
Sheriff Star: Old West Cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
Cowboy Up: Old West Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 inches
Copics: B95, B93, B97, R59, E00, E21, E31, E57, E51, E37, E35, E33, YR23
Digi Image: Cowboy Kid from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps

Don't forget to link your project to the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy Birthday To My Niece!

Today my niece, Aubri is 7 years old! She is such a sweetie and is planning to have a Puppy Party with her friends. I made this explosion box for her so that she can put pictures of her party inside. There are 3 layers inside this box so she has room for 20 pictures. The dog in the center of the box is from the Paper Pups Cricut Cart. I used a piece of fine floral wire to make the butter fly look like it was it flight.
Explosion Box Directions:
Box has 3 layers and uses 3 sheets of cardstock.
Bottom layer is 12x12, 2nd Layer 11.75x11.75, 3rd layer is 11.5x11.5
Score all 3 papers at 4 inches on al 4 sides
Fold on score lines
Cut out every corner square (Save and use on inside for mats)
Use corner rounder and round all edges
glue only center squares and leave all the sides unglued so they lift up
Paper cut 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches
score at 1.5 inches on all sides
Cut slit on score lines just on 2 sides
Image: digi stamp from Bodil's Scraperden
Copics: RV10, R20, RV000, R85, YR23, B00, B32, G21, E00, E11, E33, E43,E53, E50, E31, E35
Dog: Paper Pups Cricut Cart cut at 3 inches
Ink: CTMH Hollyhock
Grass: Walk in My Garden Cricut Cart
Tulips: Walk in My Garden Cricut Cart cut at 1.5 inches
Snail: B is for Boy Cricut cart cut at 1 inch
Bone: A Child's Year Cricut Cart cut at 1.75 inches
Corner Branch: Storybook Cricut cart cut at 3.5 inches
Aubri: Hello Kitty Font cut at .75 inches
Martha Stewart border punch

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Birthday To My Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom! My Grandmother moved back in with my parents last fall and is receiving Hospice care. My mom calls the comings and goings of all the nurses, social workers, massage therapist, chaplans and visitors her parade. I decided to make her a card with her own birthday parade. This image from Mo's Digital Pencil was just perfect.
Card Details:
Image: Penelope's Party Wagon
Copics: E00, E21, E33, E35, E53, E35, E57, Y21, YR02, G21, G85, BG10, BG32, R20, R22, R32, C1, C3, C5
Frame: Blackletter Cricut cartridge cut at 3.75 inches
Square Postage Stamp Mat: B is for Boy Cricut cart cut at 4.75 inches
Corner Branch: Storybook Cricut Cart cut at 1.75 and 2.25 inches

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


August is full of birthdays for our family. Not only is my birthday today but my mom's is tomorrow, my niece's birthday is the 17th, my father-in-law's on the 15th plus numerous friends have birthdays this month too! I closed my daycare for the day today so I could spend the day doing my favorite things, which yes, does include crafting!! My husband, bless his heart, decided he would take a half day today as well so we could spend the day together. I didn't have the heart to tell him I already had plans and I fear he might be a tad bored if he helped me make cards and scrapbook pages so we are off to the city! My birthday celebration this year is going to be rather unique. I am starting the day just like I did when I was 16...so with my birth certificate, social security card and proof of residence, I am getting my drivers license renewed. Then I am meeting my husband and we are going to spend the next part of my birthday doing something I am sure nobody has ever done before on their birthday, we are purchasing our funeral plots. Yes that's right, our funeral plots! My husband thinks that is the most practical (because we will always need it) and romantic (because we will be together forever) gift! After that we are heading to Shawnee Mission to my favorite scrapbook store and to Olathe to have dinner with my parents.

I do have a project to share with you today. This is a birthday card I made for a special little girl who just turned one! I am thrilled to share my birthday month with her.

The adorable digi stamp is from The Stamping Boutique.
Card details:
Image: birthday bunny from The Stamping Boutique
Copics: R20, RV21, RV000, RV23, R85, B00, B02, YR02, E35, E31, YR00, E50, R59
Ink: CTMH Vineyard Berry
Scalloped Circles: Mini Monogram Cricut cart cut at 1.75
Mat: Songbird Cricut cart cut at 4.25
Border punch: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Aud Sentiments Monthly Candy

We are having so much fun with this challenge blog that we have decided to add something new... A monthly drawing for CANDY!

Here is how it's going to work...

In order to qualify for the drawing all you have to do is

1. Become a follower of the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

2. Post on your blog about the candy AND the sponsor with a link back to Aud Sentiments

3. Put the badge on the bottom of this post with a link back to Aud Sentiments on your sidebar

4. Link your post to Mr. Linky

That's it.

Sometimes we will have something extra for you to do to earn another chance to win. For example, for this drawing if you enter in Challenge #8 you will get to enter the drawing again. Just link your entry to Mr. Linky and put a #2 next to your name.

OK, now onto the sponsor. We are so lucky to have DeNami Design Rubber Stamps as our first sponsor. They have a wonderful selection of rubber stamps and other goodies and they are giving the winner a $30 Gift Certificate to spend in their store! WOW! Thank you Denami Design! Here is a little bit about their company...

"Established in 1989, Denami Design has been known for a timeless style featuring simply elegant art. From our extensive line of quality rubber stamps to the newer line of coordinating scrapbook papers, buttons, ribbons and glitters, we specialize in stylish and sophisticated products. These delightful designs are easy to mix and match for a designer look on all your paper crafts!"

They also have a challenge blog. Here is the link. Check it out! They have fun challenges over there!

This candy will go on until Tuesday, August 31st and we will announce the winner on Wednesday, September 1st.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thank You Tilda

I needed a thank you card for a very special person and thought this Tilda would make a great card. 7 Kids College Fund just started a new blog and I am entering this card into their very first challenge, Pink and Dots!

Card Details:
Stamp: From the Magnolia Fairtale line
Copics: E00, E21, E53, E35, E43, RV000, Rv10, Rv21, RV23, G21
Stardust stickles
Ink: CTMH Hollyhock
Corner leaves: Storybook Cricut cart cut at 1.75
Sentiment: CTMH
Tag: Old West Cricut cart cut at 1.75

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sassy Devil

The Dare to Be Sassy Challenge this week is to use punches. I thought this would be the perfect time to get out my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch. I just adore this Sassy Devil from Sassy Studio Designs. The cat is from the new Cricut cartridge, October 31st. The inside sentiment is a stamp. I will post the rest of the card details along with the copics I used later. Thanks for checking out my blog.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #8 Relax

Time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments. This week our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs. They have some amazing digital images that are so much fun!! Our theme for this challenge is to use the word "Relax" somewhere on your project. Sassy Studio Designs gave the design team two images to work with for this challenge and both are super!

For my project I used Cocoa Carol from the Sassy Holiday Collection. I made a cocoa slider and thought this would make a great little gift for my sorority secret sister. I printed to image on pattern paper and then cut our the chair. I then cut out the image of carol and glued on top of the chair. I will list all card details later. I am experiencing computer troubles and having to use my son's computer to get this posted.

We would love it if you joined us in this challenge. Simply make any kind of project using the word "RELAX" as part of your sentiment. After you are done creating, link up a picture of your project on the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog and you may win a prize donated by Sassy Studio Designs
Image: Cocoa Carol from Sassy Studio Designs
Scalloped Circle: Mini Monograms Cricut cart cut at
Mug: Joys of the Season Cricut Cart cut at
Relax: clear acrylic alphabet stamps

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gold Angel

For this card I combined two challenges. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and the color scheme from iCopic. The image is from KLM digi stamps. The color scheme were were to follow was ivory, gold and chocolate. I thought the Angel with Dove image was the perfect choice for those colors. To get the gold color for the angel's halo and dress accents I used the Copic pen E43 Dull Ivory. I then colored over the top of that with my clear Spica pen to give it the gold metallic look. the dove is colored with the same clear Spica pen but there was a little of the E43 left on the tip so it gives the dove a completely different look. I used Martha Stewart's ultra fine glitter for the wings.
Card Details;
Card size: 5x7
Image: Dove Angel from KLM Designs
Ornament tag: Joys of the Season Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Copics: E00, E35, E43, E51, E53 and Clear Spica pen
Martha Stewart Border punch