Monday, August 30, 2010

Hapy Halloween

I love the weekends, because that is when I get most of my crafting done. I work full time, with an hour long commute, so by the time I get home, and get changed and everyone (my hubby and our fur babies) fed, and cleaned up, I'm exhausted! Our office is moving, and starting September 13th, I will have an additional 20-25 minute commute each way! I am really dreading this! I try to remember how fortunate I am to have a job...there are many that would happily drive 3 hours if they could just have a job! But, it still kind of stinks! Well, I'm looking forward to the 3 day weekend coming up, and I'm actually going to try to take Friday off, so I can have a nice, long, crafty 4 day weekend before this move! Alright, enough whining! This weekend I got some good craft time in, and the theme was Halloween! I couldn't help myself! I would try to make a different kind of card, but I'd end up back in my Halloween stash, coming up with ideas! So, here is one of them!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Orange Zest
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Background Basics: Retro and sentiment is Magolia Ink
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink, Orange Zest
Diecuts: Cricut Expression, Happy Hauntings

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet Pagoda Challenge

My friend Agnes, AKA Flowerdisco, is having a challenge this month to make a card using the Pagoda Cricut Cartridge. This is one of my all time favorite carts, and Agnes has become one of my good crafty bloggy friends, so I just had to support and participate! There is a wonderful prize involved of a custom personalized stamp, and the deadline to enter is August 31st. If you'd like to participate, you can find out more info here on her blog. Here is the card I made for her challenge:
And the inside:

The card base is A2, and layered with vellum which I ran through my Cuttlebug using one of the folders from the Asian bundle. I attached the vellum with a little tape under the fish, and mini brads in the corners. And of course no fish would be complete without a little bling, so some light blue Stickles was added to highlight his fins. I hope you like it and join in with us on this creative challenge!

Soaring by to say Hi

Good Morning my friends! I am in an exceptionally good mood this morning, especially considering its Monday and all! Do you ever have those weekends where you don’t really go anywhere or do anything out of the ordinary, but it was just so nice!? Well, that was my weekend! I loved it so much, and I was so sad to see it end! I think it's because I got so much accomplished! I am also so excited because I put the last of my finishing touches and made the envelopes for the 16 cards for my card swap! They are getting mailed out today! A week early even! My husband and I took pictures of them all yesterday, and I can't wait to share them with you! It was really quite a challenge for me, and quite honestly I almost gave up, and thought I would never be able to get them done! My crafting mojo completely deserted me for a couple weeks in a bad way. So, being able to overcome that and completing the task is really such a good feeling! I am so thankful to Agnes, A.K.A Flowerdisco, for putting this card swap together! It has been so much fun, and I can't wait to see what cards I get from the rest of the talented group! I'll share their cards with you as soon as I get them!
So, that brings us to today's card. It is a mixture of my two favorite crafting things, Cricut and PTI!

The sunrise was cut from the Country Life cartridge. The card base, buttons, hot air ballons stamp and sentiment are Papertrey Ink. The stamps come from the Everyday Button Bits set. I used a little Star Dust Stickles to outline the clouds, and Yellow Stickles on the sun. I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it!

I have another card to share, I just need to take a picture of it, I finished it late last night. So I will try to be back a little later today, or if not, I'll see you tomorrow for sure!

Sending Crafty Love Your Way,

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th!!!

Hello Creative Friends and Happy Friday! I got a few of the new carts as well as some other PTI goodies in the mail this week, and although I've been a little too busy with birthdays and other family stuff to play with all my new scrappy beauties as much as I'd like, I was able squeeze in time to play with Happy Hauntings so I could make a card for you. Since it is a little early for Halloween (expect to see that next week ;)) I thought this card would work well for today!
Both images were cut from Happy Hauntings, and the background was embossed using my Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. You can't see the background too well in this picture, but it's a collage, sorry I don't know the name of it off the top of my head, but I really chose to use it because of the '13' in the top corner. I thought it worked. Anyway, I hope your like it, and I plan to spend a lot of time in my craft room this weekend, and hope to have a bunch of fun stuff to show you next week!

Have A Crafty Weekend!