Friday, July 30, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Here is another super cute freebie from Pollycraft Designs.

This cute bear, Cuthbert, will happily help celebrate any child's birthday.

Stamps: Pollycraft Desigsn - Cuthbert Bear - Freebie, Papertrey Ink - Daily Designs Sentiments
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Real Red, Basic Black, SU DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Cat's Eye Chalk - Lipstick Red, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Cuttlebug, Square Nestabilities (Classic & Scallop), SU 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Real Red

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flowers and Butterflies Everywhere

As a creative team member, LisaJane has asked each of us to cut 5 flowers from Prima Flower Collection 1 (LK000126) and 5 butterflies from 3D Layered Butterfly Collection Set (LK00101) to help show off how they can be used.

Here are my flowers:

To decorate them, I used brads, cat's eye chalk, distresser, stickles and buttons.

Here are my butterflies:

To decorate them, I used stickles, liquid pearls and glossy accents.

I cut all of these at least 3" in size so I was able to show them off.  You can cut them any size you want, or need to fit your project's needs.  These are a great addition to your digital cutting files collection!!!

If you want to see more samples of the flowers and butterflies, please stop by the Filekutz blog to see what the rest of the creative team has created!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cuddly Monster

I've been playing with my copics again!  Doesn't this cuddle monster remind you of Sully from Disney's Monsters Inc???  That's why I had to make him this color.

Stamps: Pollycraft Designs - Critters and Cogs "Fluffy"
Paper: PTI White, Gina K Luxury White, Basic Black, SU Rainbow Sherbert DP
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, SU Ribbon

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stamps for Sale

I have a list of stamps for sale over on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) that went up this morning.  Here is the link to the thread.  If you are interested in any of them, please PM through SCS so I do not accidentally delete your email.

I have so many stamps that I need to clean out since my stamping style has changed.  I have not sold many stamps since I started stamping so I have plenty of them that have not seen ink in ages.  I am willing to part with them at cheap prices so I can "un-clutter" my craft room.

Thanks so much for taking the time to see what I have for sale!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Flash Your Freebies - Part 2

Okay, back a little while ago, Pollycraft Designs had a Flash Your Freebie challenge.  For participating, you received a freebie.  This challenge, Flash Your Freebies - Part 2,  was to use the freebie we just got and think green.  For participating in part two, you can pick ANY image of your choice from the store.

This is such a cute image!  I did not add a sentiment because it could be used for Welcome Little One or Thanks for the Help!  I'll add it when I am ready to use it!

Stamps: Pollycraft Designs - Tortoise Hugs
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Glorious Green, Unknown DP
Ink: None
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Cricut, Filekutz by LisaJane - Prima Flower Collection 1, Papertrey Ink - Eyelet Lace Border Die, Brad

Sunday, July 25, 2010

You Are ...

... all of the above!  This is a quick and easy free sentiment from Inktegrity!  I thought it would dress up this background as well.

I have worked with Joni over at Inktegrity for six month's and her images keep getting better and better.  I love when she makes these easy to use, no coloring required images, they are great!  Thanks Joni!

Stamps: Inktegrity - You Are ... Checklist
Paper: PTI White, GP White. Only Orange, Basic Black
Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk - Tangerine
Accessories: Cricut, Filekutz by LisaJane - Circle Mesh Jumble Background 2 (LK00054)

Friday, July 23, 2010

You're So Special

Here's a great freebie that is available over at Inktegrity this week.  It is called teacher's pet!

I loved how Joni used triangles on her sample card that I had to play with some myself!  Grab this freebie while you can since they are only available for a short time!

Stamps: Inktgerity - Teacher's Pet, Papertrey Ink - Mailbox Greetings (Sentiment)
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Basic Black, SU Summer Picnic DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Cat's Eye Chalk - Lipstick Red
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summertime File Challenge

There is a cool summer time file challenge over at Filekutz by LisaJane!  It is to create a project, layout or card using either of the two free files that you received with your newsletter this month.  They are 4th of July Bear (LK00138) or Star Fish Background Jumble Mesh (LK00137).  What, you don't get the monthly newsletter, well then please sign up HERE!

Here is my project:

I thought that using this adorable crab would be a great addition to the star fish background.  Isn't that sentiment perfect too!

Since I am on her creative team, I am not eligible to win.  I just wanted to give you some motivation to get cutting to win a free file for yourself!!!

Stamps: SU - Crab & Company (Sentiment)
Paper: PTI Rustic Vintage Cream, Lovely Lilac, Ruby Red, Real Red, GP White, Basic Black
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Cat's Eye Chalk - Lipstick Red
Accessories: Cricut, Filekutz by LisaJane - Star Fish Background Jumble Mesh (LK00137), Filekutz by LisaJane - Beach Crab "Sea Creatures" (LK00045)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #58

It is time for another Squigglefly challenge.  This week is challenge #58 and the theme is "beautiful blooms."  Here is my interpretation of it:

This is a beautiful flower set and for only $2, it is a wonderful addition to your digital stamp collection.

Stamps: Squigglefly - Fancy Flowers, Papertrey Ink - Vintage Labels, Stampin' Up - Best Yet
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, GP White, Basic Black, SU Lovely Lilac DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Cuttlebug, Label One Nestabilities, Adhesive Rhinestones

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Congratulations Bob!

Wednesday was an important day for my boss.  He became a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and has lost over 70 pounds since April 2009!  Way to go!  He looks great too!

I wanted to let him know what an inpsiration he has been to me in my weight loss journey.  Hopefully someday (soon) I will be back to my ideal weight and I can stop paying for Weight Watchers meetings too!

Stamps: Squigglefly - Shy Bear - Weighty Matters, Stampin' Up - Congrats (Sentiment)
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Basic Black, Bashful Blue DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Cat's Eye Chalk - Surf
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Cuttlebug, Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pollycraft's Flash Your Freebies!

This week's challenge over at Pollycraft Designs is to Flash Your Freebies!  They want you to use one of their freebies and in return, you will get a freebie emailed back to you.  Cool!  Plus you get a chance to win a gift certificate to buy more stamps for free!  Free is so cool!

This frog is too cute sitting on an overturned clay pot holding a single flower.  So I thought that my choice of sentiment was quite fitting!

Stamps: Pollycraft Designs - Frog Freebie, Papertrey Ink - All About You (Sentiment)
Paper: PTI White, Gina K White, Wild Wasabi, SU DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Copics
Accessories: Distresser, SU Mat Pack

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Tara!

Here is a super summery birthday card that I made for a co-worker today. 

And to go with it, I made an Angel Food Ice Cream Cake.  I changed the recipe and I added an additional layer of sliced strawberries between the angel food cake and the ice cream.  You can never have too many fresh strawberries, can you??!!  I can't wait to try it!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - All About You, Papertrey Ink - Delightful Dahlia
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Only Orange, Green Gable
Ink: YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Green Gable
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Ribbon Tags - Nestabilities, SU 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Only Orange

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Quilters Beware - Win Free Fabric!

Aren't those the best words ever???  Free and fabric!!!

Read this interview with Anita Grossman Solomon and enter to win one of five copies of Rotary Cutting Revolution along with a fat eights pack of your choice from Connecting Threads!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

Here is the birthday card that I made for my dad.  His birthday was  July 5th!  My mom bought him an Amazon kindle for his birthday so I got him a gift certificate so he could buy some books.

My mother was holding his kindle hostage until I could come over and show him how to use it.  He is known for not being patient and messing things up.  I went over yesterday and I updated it and gave him his kindle lessons!  LOL!  He does have a few more regular books to read before he can start reading on his kindle though.  I love mine so I know that he will love his!

I thought this set is perfect for any masculine cards!  I am so glad that I bought it!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Masculine Motifs, Papertrey Ink - Background Basics - Retro
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Realy Rust, Ruby Red
Ink: Really Rust, Ruby Red, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Ribbon

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Starfish Background

Here is another background from Filekutz by LisaJane.  She originally made it using Make the Cut (MTC) software and asked me to test cut it since I have MTC also.

I used MTC to make a mat for the starfish too.  I love it with the two tones of browns.  I also used my new Xyron 500 machine to apply the adhesive to the background.  I chose it over the Xyron 510 Creative Station since I really do not think that I would ever laminate or add a magnet to anything.  It saved me $15 plus I do not have to pay for the extra cartridges.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Giga Guide Lines (Sentiment)
Paper: PTI White, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Acccessories: Cricut, Filekutz by LisaJane - Starfish (LK00137)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cherry Kisses

I recently discovered Pollycraft Designs!  OMG, it was so easy to place a large order since there were so many great digital stamps!

I broke out my copics again to color.  I really missed using them!

Stamps: Pollycraft Designs - Cherry Kisses Frames - Imagine
Paper: PTI White, Basic Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Unknown DP
Ink: Copics
Accessories: PTI Twill Ribbon - Raspberry Fizz

Monday, July 5, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #56

Wow, today is my first challenge with Squigglefly.  This one is super easy!  It is to use any Squigglefly image to create anything.  Here's what I did:

I thought that she was adorable and the sentiment was made for it!  Once again, I used flowers that I cut on my Cricut using a digital cutting file form Darcy's Designs (the link is below).  I made tons of my own flowers from scraps and I love them!

Stamps: Squigglefly - Don't Be Scared, Papertrey Ink - Flutterby Friend (Sentiment)
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Real Red, Basic Black, Unknown DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Cat's Eye Chalk - Lipstick Red
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Cuttlebug, Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, Cricut, Darcy's Designs - Bitty Blooms, Brad

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cards for Grace

I came across this link from a fellow design team member, Alice, of Squigglefly.  They are collecting cards to send to a little girl who recently lost her twin sister to cancer.  Take a moment to read about her HERE!  Please find it in your heart to make her a card (or several cards) to brighten her day!  Thanks! :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Debbie!

Happy Birthday Debbie!


This is for my friend Debbie at work.  We have this running joke that she is a big sister that I never wanted and I am the little sister that she never wanted!  We have worked together for 15 years and she means the world to me!  Enjoy your day "sis!"

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Tea for Two Additions
Paper: PTI White, GP White, PTI Berry Mellon, PTI Dark Chocolate
Ink: PTI Berry Melon, PTI Dark Chocolate, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Brads, Scor-Pal

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's Done!

Okay, I was on a roll so I finished this king size quilt on Tuesday night.  Here it is:

I am soooo happy with it!!!! :)   I just need to bring it to the quilt store in town and then I can put it on our bed.  We also need to make a trip to Wal-Mart to get a black dust ruffle, matching sheets and black valance for the bedroom.

Do you believe that my hubby has already requested his next quilt?  He wants one in browns to work with what we have in the room now.  I told him that he gets one quilt every 7 years (this is his 2nd quilt and we have been married for 14 years)!  But I compromised and told him that I would watch for Joann's to have a 50% off sale and HE would buy all the fabric for me!  Hey, it is for the house so I am not using MY craft money!  LOL!

In the meantime, I am going to work on some other projects.  I think that I am going to start making some lap sized quilts to have on hand to sell or maybe even open a store in Etsy to sell them.  I usually make quilts as I need them but I really enjoy making them and I have so much fabric so why not use it!