Thursday, July 31, 2008

Yay, I am so pleased to say that Ready Set Create has issued their August/September issue of the online magazine and I have 4 cards in. It's always a great excitement to have my stuff show up in RSC magazine. It's a lovely magazine and has the most awesome cards and projects. Very inspiring..

Awesome Frog

Yesterday my dear friend Jean came to take me for a birthday lunch. She loves frogs, as I do, so I made her a batch of froggy cards. Here is one!!! I used my Cricut Paper Dolls cartridge, my Cuttlebug, my Nestabilities, and that darling Martha Stewart butterfly punch my messageboard friend Jeannie sent me.... and here you have the end result.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An Award

I received a wonderful Award from Judy which I so appreciate. Thank you, Judy, how kind of you to share this with me.
Here are the rules for this award: Go see Judy's blog at
1. The winner can take the logo
2. Place a link to the person that sent you the award
3. Give the Award to at least 7 other Scrapbooking-Blogs, which by its currency,the issues of choice and for their designs are especially noteworthy
4. Put a link to these sites on your Blog.
5. Write a comment on their Blogs that they’ve won an Award.'s the deal on passing this on. I have sooooo many wonderful blogs that I visit and each one of those should get an award for inspiration and wonderful creations on cards and projects. So instead of me naming specific bloggers, let me just say.......if you are reading this, consider this award for you...!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Butterflies Flit

This is my card for the BBTB challenge from Regina to use the Cricut Tear Drop cartridge. Actually these butterflies are 3 layers. I love this die and I love the Tear Drop cartridge. TFL.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Don't Fence Me In

Regina gave us a challenge a few weeks back to use the cowgirl hat cut from the Paper dolls cart. I took the cow cut from the same cartridge along with the fence cut.... and the grass. I was a busy girl using that cartridge, I tell ya! I did handdraw the little blue bird sitting on the fence.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Scrapbook July 19th

Red Rubber Stamps and I hosted another Open Scrapbook Workshop on Saturday. There were seven of us gals, makin' magic on paper with photos. What fun....

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Blog Candy

Ok, I have over 4000 hits on my blog. It's time to celebrate because this makes me very happy indeed to see all my visitors. Thank you all. Here is a hand sewn embroidered tote I made. It has a darling little teddy bear embroidered on the front. This would be a cute little gift for a child...or even a grown up child who still loves teddy bears. I still do...!!!
Please leave a link on this blog to show me a card you've made with a teddy bear. I will draw a name on July 31st.
July 31st: The drawing was held and I want to thank Sharon, DeeDee, Leah, Carol and Shelly for linking their darling teddy bear cards. won the draw. And I will mail the tote today. Thanks for playing....

Monday, July 14, 2008

Heidi's Beauty Shop Visit

This is Heidi Sweetface after her visit to the groomer. She is prancing big time and so happy to be rid of that fur that makes her look like a lug of a dog. When we went to the counter to check her in, a couple was behind us waiting to check in their little poodle. As it turned out when I went to pick Heidi up, the same couple appeared behind me again. Happy to see me at long last, Heidi bounded from the groomer room and the man laughed and said "Well lookie there, you traded that big ole' dog for a tiny one". Heidi does look tiny with that 15 lbs. of fur gone. She's still spoiled though. Nothing is going to change THAT. I decided she should get a new collar and leash and I decided I would try to make them and use some of the designs and alphabets on my embroidery machine. The leash and collars shown here are test runs, and Heidi can wear the collar until I do a new one now that I knew zzzzzactly how to put it all together, and where I need to allow space, etc. Still and all, she loves this new bright collar and so do I.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hallmark Scrapbook Challenge

We are having more fun at Hallmark Scrapbook on the message board because we have been taking turns selecting challenges. Sharon directed us to do something using the broom die cut from the Paper Dolls cart. Yikes, I thought...what am I going to do with a....BROOM. So I went with the witch theme and here it is. Any smart Witch would surely have her transportation guarded by a black cat and few bats.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Shooting Star

Regina asked us to use the George cartridge, the Star die cut and this is my take. And you should see the lovely paper creations that appeared on the

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Apple of my eye...

I have an embroidery machine and it has many little designs built in. I wanted to see what the little apple looked like, and once done I decided to use it on a card. I used my Cricut Plantin Schoolbook for the Scallop Frame, the apple and letter A.
I also used my wonderful Cuttlebug and the embossing folder for Swiss Dots. The open cut work on the edge of the card is from my Fiscars punch.