Monday, October 27, 2008

Turkey & Hat

DeeDee has given a great challenge on the Hallmark Scrapbook Messageboard. Use the turkey cut on the Stretch Your Imagine Cricut Cart, but there was a little catch to the challenge. The turkey had to wear a hat. This is my take on that was a lot of fun to do...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

That Heidi Beath Dog

My Heidi loves Evelia...and when Evelia comes to call, she brings my Heidi cookies. Here are two of the four photos I took of Evelia's latest visit. Heidi is standing at the door wondering who was in the car that just pulled up in front of the house. The second photo catches, as best I could, the delight when Heidi saw Evelia. She is in a pounce mode, her ears flying in the breeze. I laughed and laughed....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blog Candy/Teddy tote

Good morning and happy Monday to all. Here is a cute little tote that I sewed featuring the sweet tiny teddy bear from my embroidery machine.....
Link a photo of a teddy bear card, and I will put your name in the Teddy Bear Hat for a drawing on October 31st.
The drawing was held. Congratulations Kathy Maynard, you are the winner of the Teddy Bear Tote. Please email me your addie. Thanks to Leah for playing along.UPDATE 11-5-2008. I have left several messages for Kathy but she has not responded. If I have not heard from Kathy by November 10, the Tote will go back into the drawing hat. I like to mail my blog candy offerings as soon as the winner is announced. My house is full...of cards and quilts and sewing things...and I have to mail out to make room for more. Kathy, me. UPDATE NOVEMBER 14. I have not yet heard from Kathy so I am now announcing a new winner. Leah, you have won the Teddy Bear Tote and I will mail it to you.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

BBTB/Tree Card

Regina asked us to design something using the JOS cart, and the die was to be the Tree Card cut...this is a wonderful die because it cuts out the card, makes a window and adds a design you select. I used the JOS for the sentiment, added some gold embossing powder, some raindots, and a ribbon. TFL. Please go to BBTB and just take a look at the absolutely amazing things posted for this challenge.

HallmarkScrapbook Challenge/Leaf Card

We have more fun at on the message board with our weekly challenges. Sharon gave us a challenge to use a Leaf, and we could use the Cricut, or Sizzix or Cuttlebug dies. I love my Sizzix leaf dies, and especially the fall die cut, so this card sort of fell together for me. I cut out many leaves, and the top layers are curled over a pen so they had a lift to them with some added pop dots... although the photographs doesn't show this. I added some stickles and the black scallop is from the Home Accents cartridge.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

BBTB Accent 49

Regina asked us to create a project using the Accent 49 on the Accent Essentials cartridge. I looked at that little design and wondered what in the world I was going to do. Obviously the other designers had no issue because you just must stop by to see their designs. Absolutely awesome. After I studied the little circle thingie, I suddenly saw.............girls! I used Sizzix dies for hair and shoes, and I drew clothing for the 3 little best friends... I was pleased with the result. Three BFF, arms linked, dancing their way through life.

SweetArts Paperie Winnings

I won the most wonderful Halloween Kit from Penny and Krista of SweetArts Paperie. I used literally everything in the kit except the black ribbon, and I will indeed find a place to put that on. Meantime, the kit allowed me to create a 12x12 Scrapbook page, an 8x8 scrapbook page, two Halloween cards, and finally a 5x5 Star Book. I love the finished creations and I hope you do as well. My thanks to SweetArts Paperie for giving me such a wonderful and fun filled kit. I am just including a few of the inner pages of the Star Book because there are about 10 pages. Here we go!!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

You Did It Re Do...

This is my second All Cards Week and I decided to clean up the trays!! I have trays of cards I sell, and trays of cards that I have uploaded to the messageboards for looksee, or for design challenges, and 98% of those I do not sell. Some day I will open an Etsy Account and I will sell them. Meantime I have my usual pile of cards that never made it to the finish line. I didn't like them, I ran out of oomph...whatever, they were shoved in a tray. Yesterday I started sorting, and re-doing. Some ended up in the Sell Tray, some were even tossed because I just couldn't get them right ... here is one little card that made the upload circuit.
Thanks for looking...!!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Chirp October 7, 2008 Issue

Oh yay, The Chirp featured my Pumpkins & Spiders Halloween Card, and am always so pleased to see one of my cards in the newsletter.

Monday, October 06, 2008

BBTB/Pear Challenge

Here is my take on Regina's BBTB challenge. What a bunch of cards were presented today on the BBTB site. Please do go see.
The pears are cut at 4 inches, and the leaves stuck under the flower from the MS punch are from the pear cut.
Cricut: Home Accents
Martha Stewart Flower Punch
Paper: Creative Memories Halloween Pak

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Blog candy for Halloween

Here they are...quickly sewn together because Halloween and Candy totin' bags are getting nearer and nearer. There are three....a pumpkin, a scarecrow and a haunted house. All three are lined with black and white gingham fabrics. Show me a photo of you or your children in a Halloween costume. Any year will do. Leave the photo on a link on this post so that I can see it easily. I will put your name in the Witch's Hat and on October 18, I pull out 3 names. You may indicate which tote you might like and that may or may not work out. Good luck!!!
Update: Okay, it's the 18th of October and I have three winners for the Halloween tote bag blog candy.I want to thank everyone who participated and sent those darling photographs. Here we go: Leah..Scarecrow. Lisa Lou...Haunted House, and Shelly, ...the pumpkin. I have Shelly's addie but Leah and Lisa, please email me at with your addies and I will post these on Monday. Congrats.

Friday, October 03, 2008


I received the Javablu Award!
I have just received an award from NIKKI DUEY, should check out her site Thanks NIKKI, I'm very honored to receive this award from you!

I love to look at the creations these wonderful ladies do. They are creative, inspiring and fantastic.

Here are the 6 rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.
5. Put links of those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.
I have chosen the following very inspiring ladies.
Michelle www,
I can NEVER get a direct link to take no matter what avenue I try, so forgive me for just giving you the www. site which you will have to cut and paste.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


The October/November Ezine of Ready Set Create came out today and I am so pleased to see that 8 of my projects are shown. It is always such a nice feeling to know that they have published some of my endeavors.