Sunday, August 29, 2010

Halloween Challenge for Erin Lee

This project is super simple.  I found some great Mickey cuttlebug combo (emboss and die) folders at Biglots for $2.  Erin Lee's challenge was to create a halloween project.  The lips were a bit too much but what the heck anything goes on halloween.
Cuttlebug combo folder:  tree, broom, bats, hat, fence
Witch was cut using Rock Princess cartridge- Ashley-s (the one on the motorcycle) at 4 inches.
Paper Studio Spare Parts Spooky brad

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fatabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday -August 23

The Challenge Me Monday this week was to create a tropical project since it is hot in many places in the world. It is definitely hot in Mississippi.  We did get a great breeze this evening thought it reminds me that my favorite time of the year is near   Falll....   I had some great pictures from our Staycation in New Orleans.  Even though we live in MS, we have family in New Orleans (our former home before Katrina) and its like home for us. My son was an infant when he first went to the aquarium and now as a curious kindergartner, I enjoyed hearing the ooohs and awws and watching his big eyes.  They have a portion of the Audubon Aquarium that is dedicated to the Amazon rainforest and I wanted to scrap the magnificent birds that were so close you could touch them.

I used Design Studio  ( I know I can't believe it myself.
Squares cut at 3.5 and Trapezoid at 3 from GBS(George Basic Shapes
Font and Grass from Zoobaloo and Destinations
Tree from Stretch Your Imagination
White Gel Pen
Paper -The DVCW The Green Stack and Safari

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Peachy Keen Color and Sketch Challenge #35

Wow, School has started and I am trying to catch up on all the wonderful challenges.  Peachy Keen Stamps had this wonderful challenge and below is my submission.  The challenge had to incorporate the colors of orchid, apricot, and teal.  I had some stamps that I combined because some of my stamps get no love and want to use those that I would not normally use.  Remember Smiling is Contagious, give one today to a complete stranger.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Throwback Thursday at My Creative Time

Another Great Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time.  I love doing the challenges because they motivate me to scrap or make a card on particular topics and use cartridges that have been sitting on my shelf.  Well my son started kindergarten this week.  I actually think I was more nervous than him.  He is super excited about ridding the bus.  In the challenge, we were asked to create a project that has a Back to School Tribute.  And while I am a working mom and my son has been in school since he was 10 weeks old, he has never taken the bus.  So to all the bus drivers, who deliver our children  to school safely and bring them home safely, from all the parents, I say thank you.  Your job is invaluable to us and we appreciate what you do.  You give us that little extra time in the morning to relax before our day completely starts.  Ok so on the project.

I made the card on my darling Gypsy.  (That Girl is my BFF!)
I used Locker Talk for all of the cuts.
I even used the hide/contour feature to make the triangle background shape.
The small prints I used my Dell Wasabi printer (Great for scrapbooking)
I added the page elements.. spare parts from Hobby Lobby
The Crayola ribbon I found at Big Lots!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I WON !! Today turned out great after all

I am so super excited!!!!  I won the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for the barbeque invite.  I am so thankful to all.  This makes me so happy  and I so needed this.

Monday, August 9, 2010

It's Your Bird day Card

Another great Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday.  Since its National Smile Week the Challenge was to make a project incorporating the word 'smille'.  I made this card for an upcoming birthday.  My first time using alot of stickles.  I know it will get better with practice.  I used the Straight from the Nest Cartridge.  It has great borders on it if you don't have it.
Straight from the Nest-Smile and Bird
My Pink Stamper-punny-licious stamps (It's your Bird day)
A Stamp I got from Marshall's (A little birdie told me)

yea I think it's amazing too that you can get so many great scrapbooking things at unconventional stores.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch challenge

I saw this challenge on another blog and had to enter.  I am so much more focused when I follow a sketch.  I have started to make a few sketches myself to help me stay on task.  I am in back to school mode so this little card is a reminder that Summer is over.  Bah hum bug.  I hope you enjoy the card.  Please leave comment and follow the blog.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Create a Critter message holder

This is for another contest.  What a great way to post messages

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer BBQ invite

Fantabulous Cricut had a challenge to create a bbq project using summer  food.  I love watermelon and its one of our treasured summer fruits.
Invite base 8.5 x 5.5
BBQ cut at 2.75  Gypsy font
Watermelon 2 in-DoodleCharms
Martha Stewart stamp set I got from Big Lots for $1 (What a steal!)
Flower petals from Brides (I had these let over from my wedding)
Please Join Us and Barbeque Grill  Recollections Stamp Set from Michaels