Archive for the ‘Challenge’ Category

PostDateIcon March 2nd, 2011 | No Comments

Hi Crafty Friends! Today at Cricut Cardz Challenge we are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America. This weeks challenge is to make a bookmark. You can use any colors and cartridges you’d like.

This is the first bookmark I have made using my Cricut so this was an exta fun challenge. I hope you get inspired by my bookmark and join us at Cricut Cardz!

This cute bookmark is perfect for readers of all ages!

I love the sentiment!

Bookmark Recipe:

  • Bookmark measures 2.50 x 7
  • Bookmark base – Cheez-It box
  • Create-A-Critter
  • DCWV Safari Chic paper stack
  • Making Memories Chunky stickers

Thank you so much for coming over and checking out my bookmark. Don’t forget to follow my blog for more projects and cards. I hope you can join us at CCC for this fun and out of the box challenge! Have a wonderful day!

PostDateIcon March 1st, 2011 | No Comments

Hi Crafty Friends! Today I’m sharing with you the card I made for Tacky Tuesday’s Challenge #3. This weeks challenge is to use the Chick from the Simply Charmed cartridge. We also have to make a play on the word “Chick”. I hope you enjoy my card and get a little laugh from it.

Too cool for school! Card measures 4 x 4.50

I used Pop-Dots on the chick, feet, sunglasses, sign and flower. The sentiment is handwritten.

Card Recipe:

  • Simply Charmed – Chick
  • Everyday Paper Dolls – Sunglasses
  • DCWV Flower Shower Stack
  • Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Stampin’ Up Classic Ink – YoYo Yellow
  • Stampin’ Up Marker – Melon Mambo

If you would like to play along in this challenge, go to Facebook and search “Tacky Tuesday Challenge” and join the group. I’m also entering this card into the Creative Sister’s Monday Challenge.  Thanks for coming by today.

PostDateIcon February 16th, 2011 | No Comments

Hello my dear Crafty friends! I haven’t blogged in a while and need to get back on track.  So today I am sharing my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #62! This weeks challenge is to use a cup image from any cartridge. You may also use any colors you’d like.

My card measure 4.5 x 4.5. To make the card I used the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge for the the cup and gold shape. I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge to cut the tag. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and the Fiskars Hearts Texture Plate to dry emboss. The hearts in the cup are from a Martha Stewart punch. I had fun making my card and think it turned out really playful and cute. I hope you like it!


Lots of layers and textures make this card extra fun!


Peachy Keen faces really bring the hearts to life!


Sentiment is from Hampton Art.


Thanks for checking out my card. If you’d like to play along please head on over to Cricut Cardz Challenge. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.

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PostDateIcon January 28th, 2011 | No Comments

Hi Crafty Friends! I’m so excited to share today’s card with you. I made it for Tacky Tuesday’s Challenge. The challenge is to use the Whale from the Create A Critter cartridge and make a play on words for the sentiment. I love puns, especially ones that are animal related. So I had a lot of fun making this card. If you would like to join the challenge go to FaceBook and search “Tacky Tuesday’s Challenge” and join the group.

She's still adorable even when she's sad.

Patterned paper from Me & My Big Ideas. Her little tear and spout are covered with Crystal Effects.

I typed the sentiment on my computer using Kristen ITC at 16 point.

I used my Gypsy to get the frown on my whale. To see a complete tutorial on how to do this click here to watch my YouTube video.

Gypsy image of creating the whale frown.

In the image above I have grouped together two top layers for the whale. For image #1 in red, I hid the mouth. For image #2 in grey, I hid the body, flipper and both eyes. Next I rotated the image so it was upside down and then aligned it’s mouth where image #1’s mouth was. Then I welded them together.  When you press the eyeball key to preview your cut, you will see the image below.

Gypsy preview of final cut. One sad little whale.

If you  have any questions or would like to see the video tutorial please click here. Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

PostDateIcon January 27th, 2011 | No Comments

Hello Crafty Friends! How are you today? I’m doing good. It’s a chilly 48 degrees out but the sun is shining so that makes me happy! I have a couple crafty projects I’m going to fit into my schedule today. Are you working on any projects?

Today I’m sharing a card I made for two challenges. The first is Mary’s challenge at Cardz Tv. The challenge is to make project with a cupcake on it. The second is Robyn’s challenge at My Pink Stamper. The challenge is to make a project with a birthday theme. For a closer look please click on the pictures.


I love that cupcake!


I used my swirls cuttlebug embossing folder and glitter to make the cupcake extra cute and yummy!


Happy Birthday is from The Greeting Farm - Happy Chef, Cupcake is from Basic Grey - Cakes.


I used the cupcake from the Create A Critter cartridge, patterned paper, Fiskars threading water punch, swirls embossing folder, glitter, ribbon and a stamped sentiment. I kept the card clean, simple and cute!

Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it so much! Have a wonderful Thursday! 🙂

PostDateIcon January 22nd, 2011 | No Comments

Hi Crafty Friends! Today I am sharing with you a special tag I made for my boyfriend’s sister. On January 20th she turned 18 and I wanted to add a special handmade item to her gift. She want’s to go to Paris someday so I knew I wanted to use my Eiffel Tower stamp. When I checked Angelica and Erin‘s Music Mondays challenge it instantly gave me the inspiration I needed to make her tag. The inspiring song this week is, Golden by Jill Scott. Check out their challenge, it’s a lot of fun to play along!

Elizabeth is a such as blessing to know and she is such a sweetheart. I’m hoping this year is a golden one for her. It will definitely be a big year, as she will graduate high school and then be a freshman at the University of Oregon in the Fall. I’m wishing her the absolute best! Live life like it’s Golden!!!


The Eiffel Tower and golden butterflies look beautiful together. Entire tag is distressed with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.


The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. To distress the edges of the tag I used my Tim Hotlz distressing tool. I also added a magnet to the back of the tag.


Eiffel Tower stamp from Inkadinkado. Pearls are from Recollections and colored with Copic E33 for an antiqued look.


I dusted the entire tag with Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold. Then I painted the edges with Perfect Gold and a bit of water. The script stamp is from Tim Holtz.


I almost forgot to mention, she as well as her guests really loved the tag and thought it was very beautiful. Thank you so much for checking out my tag! To see a complete recipe check out my YouTube channel.

Thanks Angelica and Erin for a fun challenge, I’m looking forward to the next one!

PostDateIcon January 19th, 2011 | No Comments

Hi Crafty Friends! I’m a wee bit late getting this post up. I celebrated my birthday on the 18th and amongst my fun day I forgot to post my card. I apologize for that. So without further delay here is my Design Team card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #58. This weeks challenge is to make a card with a Snowman using any cartridges and colors you’d like. Super easy and snow much fun!

To cut the Snowpeople, I used my new Winter Woodland cart that I won in a blog hop last month from Courts Crafts! The hearts are cut using Gypsy Wanderings. The patterned paper is from DCWV Christmas Combo Stack. I applied Broken China distress ink around the edges of both the patterned paper and the card base. I hand drew their little faces, cut their noses from orange patterned paper, added pink chalk to their cheeks and cut fringe for her scarf.


I love you 'snow' much!


I think they are so cute together!


I hope you can join us this week at CCC! I can’t wait wait to see your Snowmen Cards! Thank you for your comments and support! Have a fabulous week! 🙂

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