Monday, December 31, 2007

Bee Happy

I have been so involved in replenishing my die cut trays that I haven't made any cards to share lately. Today I was doing Sizzix dies ...the bee in particular, with her cute fancy wings...and so I stopped what I was doing and made this card. I love this cotton ribbon. The bee hive, the leaf and the "be happy" are all from the Walk In My Garden Cricut cartridge.

BBTB Challenge

Our challenge from Regina was to use the Cricut Base Camp cartridge, we were to use the numbers in any formation, and the card was to be a New Year theme. I not only used the numbers on Base Camp for the 2008, but I cut out multiple HAPPY NEW YEAR letters which are placed all over the front of the card. Then.... I used a beautiful gold ribbon that came on one of my Christmas gifts. I love recylcling!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

My Studio

I've reorganized my studio and I've organized my spare bedroom which also doubles as an office with 2 computers and a holding cell for all projects in motion, stacks of scrapbooking to do and finish, trays of cards to use and sell, and the armoire full of kits from classes. All in all I love my new "do"... here is a picture of the sign I just made for the Studio, a shot of the new die cut center where all of the dies are clustered right together (Sizzix, Cricut, Quickutz, Cuttlebug, Cuttlekids), a shot of the work center, a shot of one side of the closet. I had 8 foot shelves (5 in all) built, and a separate 22 inch shelf unit. All of my 20+ years of stash are neatly organized, sitting together in their respective crafts. Beading, Polymer Clays, Rubber Stamps, tools, papers....(well not all the papers, I have 4 other stashes of papers, who can have enough papers?) Let me know what you think. I LOVE MY STUDIO.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Santa Thank You

This is a simple Thank You card using the Doodlecharms cartridge from Cricut. I love the little Santa's Face, and he conveys my heartfelt thank you to those who remembered me this season.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Altered Soup Can

This is the weekly challenge entry to Regina's BBTB site. Who knew a bunch of designer gals could have so much fun with a simple soup can. I am not a soup person, but my dog Heidi SweetFace loved lapping up the soup while I had a bunch of fun altering the outside with the Christmas Cheer and Joys Of The Season Cricut cartridges. Take a look at Regina's site, there are some awesome ideas feature.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Feet Holiday

This is the entry for Regina's BBTB challenge to use the penguin on the Animal Kingdom cartridge for Cricut. I used the Happy Feet movie theme, and of course had to add a Pole Dancing sign. I flipped the color set on the penguins just for a change.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Precious Son and Darling Daughter in Law

My son and wife visited us at Thanksgiving and they brought their new puppy, Daisy, with them. I so enjoyed them being here. My dog, Heidi SweetFace, did NOT like Daisy visiting and I am sure she thought Daisy was there to take over the position of REIGNING LORDESS OF THE HOUSEHOLD. Brent works on TV shows, currently Women's Murder Club. Well, when the strike is over, that is. And Lee? What a cutie she is. She's been in movies, and TV and does TV commercials. Daisy? She is just precious with that spry look on her face and that tilted ear.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Card Trio

The three cards shown will be in the Red Rubber Stamp January class scheduled for January 24th. Two cards are Criss Cross Style, and one of the 2 cards has a swinging heart in a open circle window. The card showing the pink bow and heart is a pop up card on the inside.
Come join me for the class.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Santa's Face

This is my entry to Regina's Bitten By The Bug site for the designer creations to use the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge. Each designer submitted such cute ideas.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Santa's Suit

We had a challenge to accomplish at the Bitten By The Bug Site by Regina. It was to use the Santa Suit on the Christmas Cheer cartridge from Cricut. I instantly had my idea in my head and I went to work. This is the final creation. The site has some mighty gorgeous stuff on it with the designers for the site. I am soooooo proud to be one of the designers.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Bee Happy`

I love this little bee who is cut from the Cuttlekids line of die cuts


This is my entry for the challenge at Regina's Bitten By The Bug site. We were to use the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge from Cricut, and once the bag was cut we were to add rubber stamps. My stamped messages sort of get lost on the busy red floral paper. The red flower was cut from a larger patterned paper and glued on the smaller print. No matter how many digital photographs I took, not one properly showed the wonderful reds in this paper.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Walk in the Forest

This card is done with the Animal cart from Cricut, and the Sizzix tree die cut. Mr. Bear is very cute, doncha think??
The second card is Cricut made, Mr. Rooster.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Scrapbook Pages

Scrapbook classes are coming to Red Rubber Stamps. Here are two sample pages.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trevor at the Office

Scrapbook layout. This is Trevor. It was a day at the office and he had more fun. Scrapbooking is coming to Red Rubber Stamps in January. Learn the basics, learn advanced techniques.

Boo Friends

Three little Halloween friends gathered to say BOO.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Who I design for:

Regina Easter's Bitten By The Bug

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bumbles The Bee

This is Bumbles made mostly of left over paper...grab this, grab that, and Bumbles is born. The bee die cut is from Sizzix. I love the wings...

Santa's Sleigh

This was a card made all from the Cricut cart "Christmas Cheer:.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Snoopy Dog

This is Heidi. She was routing around in my crochet bin and when I tapped her on the noggin, her head came up and her nose was toting a strip of shawl.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bubble Baby

These are the small Sizzlits die cuts that make such darling cards. Doncha think???

And The Cow....

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Thinking of You

Thinking of You

Thinking of You

These are three cards with the same theme. As always, I had a lot of fun designing them.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

This is me. Arizona Carole. Born here in 1937. I love making cards, albums, altered books, I love scrapbooking. I love designing. I am a designer for Bitten by the Bug, hosted by Regina Easter who has the most awesome cards. I've had one kind of art endeavor after another over the years from hand painting on tee shirts, making paper and polymer clay jewlery, children's books, and of course scrapbooking and card making.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Cute little dog using Cricut Paper Pups.


Halloween card using Sizzix and rubber stamps ...

Baby and Boo Boo Bear

I found paper with a quilt pattern, and sewed around the squares. Baby and bear made with Sizzlits.

Az Vacation

Cute little horse, tent, sun made with Sizzlits, Cactus is Sizzix.

Beach Bunnies

Sizzlits made this little card. Beach bunnies frolickin' on the sunny beach.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


A little fushia card, dotted with dots and checkerboard pattern papers. A card to let someone know how you CHERISH them. April 28th, 1:30 to 3:30. And a little surprise Make N' Take it too boot.