Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #31 Eggcellent

Happy Wednesday!  Time for another challange at Cricutters Anonymous(Just Buggin')!

This week's challenge is to:  Make an Easter Themed Project using your Cricut!

Here is mine!
Cartridges Used: Winter Wonderland
Cardstock:  AC, SU
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Stamp:  Studio G
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic

Gotta run!  Got lots to do!  Please Join us at Cricutter's Anonymous for lot's of fun and inspiration!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Blog Candy Winner from OWH Spring Break Blog Hop!

Things have been crazy lately!  I apologize for not announcing my Blog Candy Winner soon!

The Winner is...TN Granny!  You have won an assortment of goodies from me!

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 61
Result: 23

TN Granny said...

Cute Cute card and great blog. Spring means cool days and lots and lots of Flowers bloomin everywhere.
God Bless,
Jeanine @14 on the blog hop.
March 20, 2010 9:21 PM

You have won four each of four different 6x6 pattern papers, chipboard frames and ribbon!

Please send me your address at and I will get your goodies out right away!

My Going Green Blog Candy Winner!

Sorry for the delay on announcing the winner of my Blog Candy from the SPCC Going Green Blog Hop! 
 I have been running like crazy!  Without any more delays..
True Random Number Generator

Result: 19

The Blog Candy winner is...Dana!

Dana said...
So cute! My green tip...Like a lot of these other ladies, I try to find uses for everything rather than throwing it away/buying something else. Glass jars, shoe boxes, shipping boxes. I also use reusable shopping bags, natural, concentrated household cleaners (and white vinegar), I always wash my laundry in cold water, and keep a box next to my craft desk for paper scraps (that I wont use for something else!!) to be recycled!
March 14, 2010 10:58 PM

Dana---you have won my Spring jar(ribbon not included) and a few other goodies!
Please send me your address at!

Thanks for all the "green" tips!

SP Color Combo Challenge #41

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are having a great day so far!  I am late posting this project because I have was having issues with being able to upload on Blogger on Sunday and yesterday.  Not sure why, but it seems fine today.

Here is a delicious combo for this this week at SP Color Combos:
Here is my card!
Cardstock:  American Crafts, Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo-flourish, Hero Arts-sentiment
Ink:  SU
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Flower:  Prima
Button:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug-Houndstooth
Embossing machine:  Big Shot
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Just a quick post for now!  Working on a few others for later!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Steph's JB Challenge #30 The Woman Challenge

Happy Wednesday!  It is so nice and warm here today in Tennessee!  I am so glad to see the sunshine! 

It is Wednesday, so that means it is time for our Just Buggin' Challenge!  Actually, Just Buggin' is changing names to Cricutters Anonymous---same blog address, just a different name!

This week's challenge #30 is
The Woman Challenge!
Make a womanly themed project!

Here is my project---A Fruity Journal!
Cricut Cartidges:  Graphically Speaking, Opposites Attract
Cardstock:  American Crafts
Pattern Paper:  Making Memories, DCWV
Lime Stamp:  Stampin' Up
Embossing Ink:  Stampibilites Lime Green
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Pink Petunia
Ribbon:  Michael's
Stickles:  Fruit Punch

Hope you enjoy this fun journal! 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Spring Break Blog Hop

Happy Saturday to you all!

Welcome to the
You should have arrived here from Cr8ive ME
If you did not, please start at the Operation Write Home Blog and hop with us today!

I love Operation Write Home!  It is such a great organization.  Crafters from all over help to make and donate handmade cards to help our nation's heroes keep in touch with home.  If you have not been involved with OWH, please check it out and consider donating some of your handmade cards! 

I just love bright colors!  Here's my Spring Card:

Cardstock:  American Crafts
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Ribbon:  Michael's
Stamps:  Stampin' Up (Limes), Hero Arts (Sentiment)
Embossing Ink:  ColorBox
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Edge Distresser:  Heidi Swapp

Since today is the first day of Spring,
I am offering surprise Blog Candy! 
If you would like a chance to win, please become a follower and leave me a comment letting me know what Spring means to you!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here today!  : ) 
Please continue on your Hopping Journey to Marcy's Blog! 

Have fun and don't forget to make some cards for our Troops!
April 1 is the deadline for Mother's Day Cards.  Let's get busy and show our troops how much we care!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #29 The Man Challenge

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  I hope your day has been a jolly good one! 
Time to get to our Just Buggin' Challenge #29 for this week!

Make a Manly themed project using your Cricut!

Here's a card I made using manly colors!  It's simple and staright to the point!
Cardstock:  American Crafts, Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cricut Cartridge:  Wild Card (Argyle frame, sentiment)
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Ribbon:  Michael's
Buttons:  Unknown
Enbroidery Thread:  DMC
I hope you'll play along!  Have a great day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

SP Color Combo Challenge #39

Happy Monday!   Let's get this party started this week!  This Color Combo at SPCC is such a refreshing combo!  I just love it, because it is so bright and cheery!
Here is my card:
Cardstock:  American Crafts, Stampin' Up
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Markers:  Copics
Flowers:  Prima
Ribbon:  Unknown
Brads:  Bo Bunny, Spare Parts
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Big Shot

Join us this week at SPCC for this cheery combo and a great prize!  I can't wait to see your creation!

And don't forget to play along with our "Going Green Blog Hop" at SPCC--you have til midnight Wednesday to enter our special Going Green Color Combo! 

Have fun and have a great week!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

SPCC Going Green Blog Hop

Welcome to SPCC's first ever blog hop!
If you just happened upon my blog today,
the blog hop starts at SPCC, so go there to begin.
You should have arrived here from Robbyn's blog.

Our Blog Hop theme is "Going Green" and since St. Patrick's Day is this week, we thought we would throw a cool color combo in the mix:  Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White
I just love this color combo, because it screams Spring!! 

I decided to use a Starbuck's Mocha Frappuccino bottle for my recycled item.  For the bottle cap, I edged it with ribbon and punched a circle out of Tempting Turquoise and a smaller one out of Green Galore, then ran both through my Big Shot, used chalk ink on the edges, and added several flowers together with a brad.

For the body of the bottle, I cut out two strips of cardstock, one slightly smaller than the other. 
I then took a flower border punch to the Green Galore strip and punched both sides. 
After adding the green strip to the Tempting Turquoise strip,
I inked the edges, added ribbon and then another flower!

This is a great storage bottle for my ribbon!  I color coordinated my ribbon with my bottle! 
Yes, I have lots of ribbon in my stash!  LOL  I just may start making more of the Ribbon Storage bottles for some other colors too!
Recycled Item:  Starbuck's Mocha Frappuccino Bottle 
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles
Embossing Machine:  Big Shot

I am offering suprise Blog Candy for this Going Green Blog Hop!  If you would like a chance to win, please become a follower and leave on comment on this post sharing your "Green" tips!

Thanks so much for hopping today. I hope you enjoy your trip.
Your next stop is: Kristin

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #28 Going Green

Good Wednesday to you!  I hope your week has been a crafty and productive week for you!  I am in the process of making several projects including cards, DT projects and some quilting projects, which happens to be my new love.  I will share some sewing and quilting projects in the near future!

Today is Wednesday, Hump Day, and a great day for Just Buggin'!  Our Challenge this week was to go Green!  Make something Green for St. Patrick's Day!  I had bought some cute new Studio G stamps recently, so I decided to make a St. Patty's card!  I started looking through my Cricut cartridges, and found these great flouishes on the Wild Card cartridge in the icon section and they were perfect with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder.  I just love these and can see so many projects in the future! 
Challenge #28
Cartridges Used: Wild Card (Flourishes)

Special tips:  Look through your cartridges and don't forget to use the icon button
for some interesting extras to give your cards a fresh look!

Cardstock:  American Craft, Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  Studio G
Embossing Ink:  Stampin' Up
Embossing powder:  Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls
Punch:  Fiskars
Cricut Cartidge:  Wild Card(Flourishes)

Have a great day and rest of the week! 
Don't forget to join us at Just Buggin' and get your creativity flowing!

Monday, March 8, 2010

SP Color Combo Challenge #38

Happy Monday!  It's time to kick things of this week with another wonderful SP Color Combo
This week's color screamed "Boy" to me!  LOL 
So I played around, got into my stamps and came up with a fun "It's a Boy" card!
Cardstock:  American Crafts, Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo
Ink:  Stampin' Up Classic
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Ribbon:  Unknown
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Argyle
Embossing Machine:  Big Shot
Ticket Punch:  Stampin' Up

Come join us at SPCC the is week for this great Color Combo and some great prizes!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #27 Creative Cards

Happy Wednesday to all of you!  Today, it is time to get creative with your Cricut!  Have you tried the card feature on some of your cartridges?  If not, come over to Just Buggin' for some creative inspiration for our Challenge #27--Creative Cards!

Here is a birthday card I made using the Square card function on the Life's a Beach cartridge!  This is a great birthday card for a male, even though I snuck a few flowers on it!  LOL  I just love, love this fun cartridge, because there are so many features, fun and cute die cuts!  There are so many things to do with this one and I can't wait to explore it more!
Cartridge:  Life's a Beach
Cardstock:  American Crafts, Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey
Stamp:  SU Eastern Blooms
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic--Hint of Pesto, Spanish Olive, Gingerbread
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug--Tiny Mosaic
Embossing Machine:  Big Shot
Mini Buttons:  Jest Charming
Adhesive:  3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives-3L

I hope you will join us everyday at Just Buggin' for project inspiration that includes our DT Daily Inspiration, Cartridge Spotlight, Tutorials and Hidden Potential!  Get that Cricut out and start using it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

SP Color Combo Challenge #37

Happy Monday! 
Today is a great day, a very busy day, but great!  Please join us this week for another great
Color Combo at SPCC!  Check out the great projects that my fellow DT members came up with!

Here is my card:
Cardstock:  AC and Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Studio G(Owl) and Hero Arts(Letters)
Embossing Ink:  Colorbox
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Brads:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Corner Punch:  Fiskars
Adhesive:  3D Squares

Come join us at SPCC and let your creativity flow!

Just Buggin' Spring Blog Hop Candy!

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I know many of you participated in the Just Buggin' Spring into Spring Blog Hop this weekend and I saw some wonderful projects!  Wow---I am always so amazed and inspired by the creativity of you all!

I just wanted to say "Thank You" to all of you ladies for the wonderful comments and for joining my blog as a follower.  To say thanks, I am giving away the following Blog Candy to one lucky winner!  This Blog Candy includes Two packages of ribbon(3 yards each for a total of 6 yards) and 24 6x6 pieces of My Mind's Eye pattern cardstock(My fav paper!)
True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 47
Result:   27
The winner of My Blog Candy is:  Rebekah!
Rebekah said...

Gerber Daisies are my favorite! I love how perfect they look and the amazing colors they come in!
February 26, 2010 7:21 PM
Congratulations Rebekah!  Please send me an email with your address to with 5 days!  I will send your package out as soon as I hear from you!  Thanks for playing at Just Buggin' during our Spring Blog Hop!