Monday, March 30, 2009


Regina asked us to design with the Doodlecharms cart and to create a little sumpin'-sumpin' with the bunny face. I love this bunny face...and you must go to BBTB and see the creations. Absolutely awesome stuff. I am so proud to be part of the design team. I am surrounded by great designers and wonderful ladies.
Here is my challenge.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Published Me...

I was published again in Ready Set Create. For the Feb/March issue, I am now able to post some of the cards. I love submitting to Ready Set Create. Jen is fantastic and she's right here in AZ too. Here are some of the cards.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Regina gave us a darling challenge. We were to use the Stretch Your Imagine cartridge, and the word "spring". The gals did a most awesome bunch of cards on this challenge, as always. Please do visit the Bitten By The Bug site. You can link it from my Places I Visit. Here is my take on that challenge. TFL
Cricut: Stretch Your Imagination (Spring, House, Birdie)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Flower: Cut from pattern papers, felt flower from HL. (I bought every color in these darling felt flowers)
Punch: Butterfly

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


This is my take on the challenge from Regina to use the Cricut Wedding cart and design with the pillow box. I don't like doing these challenges because my mind's eye hits a brick wall on what to do what to do. I do love this paper, however..and only for Regina would I rip a page of it from its pack and use it...!! The paper is double sided, and there are about 15 different pages of beauty....Black backgrounds, red poppies, bright white and yellow daisies It's deliriously gorgeous paper. Thru the transparency window you might see those poppies dancing about.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bunny Challenge/Hallmark

On the Hallmark Scrapbook Messageboard we have the most wonderful fun challenges issued by a bunch of the gals. This latest challenge was to use the Bunny cut from Paper Dolls. I LOVE this cute bunny. Here is my take on that challenge.
Cricut: Paper Dolls (Bunny) Home Accents (Scroll) Jasmine (Harlequin Corner, Flower Punch, Sewing Machine, Raindots

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Still Sewing...!!

The sewing bug is rampant. A while back I did about 16 embroidery blocks with some Christmas designs. I pinned them together and set them upon a stack of other embroidery designs, with the full intent of making a quilt someday. I decided I would take those Christmas designs and make some table runners, a small table center square, maybe a tote or two.
So that's what I've been doing...and I am happy with what I've finished. I have 4 left and I am insistent on getting them into something other than a silly stack on a waiting table. Here's a few.

Monday, March 09, 2009

BBTB/GoingPlaces/Highway Sign

This is my take on Regina's challenge. I did not have the Going Places cartridge but that sweet Regina sent me a .pdf so I printed it off and decorated around it. I am going to CA on May 3 to pick up some friends flying in from New Zealand. My neighbor's daughter is driving over with me because she met their son when she was in the Orient, she and I will get to stay with my son and DIL, and my friends (named Beath, no relation) will get to meet Brent and Lee...who happened to be able to meet their daughter and beau when they came from NZ to L. A. last summer. How's that for a small world? I am very excited so this card is a take on my pending trip. Please visit BBTB and see those wonderful cards the designers did. Awesome stuff....
Cricut: Going Places/New Arrival (Boat) Trees (ZooBalloo)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Punch (sun)

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Tagged I am it...

That nice Lillie taggie Margie (BellaBug) and Margie tagged me. You can see Margie's wonderful creations on her blog that can be selected on my Places I visit. As I understand it, I am to post the 4th photograph in my 4th folder. I am not sure if I am counting four folders over or four folders down, but you would have to see my desktop to understand it is plethora of folders. However, I went four folders across and that happens to be my PHOTO folder, and the fourth photograph down is........OMG, there I am.... 25 years old and this was my engagement photograph. And now I tag the following four:
Kathy (KitKat)
You can see their work by selecting their names on Places I Visit. Again, I apologize.I simply cannot make a direct link.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Birthdays Galore and Cards to Match

Well, I have a lot of birthday cards this month, so I was on a card making marathon. Here are a few.... Some are just cards, and I hope you like them. You'll see Jane's birthday card with pretty jewels in the flower centers. And I had a lot of fun doing the name on my DS with Basic George. (thanks again, Kris, for making me use it..) The card that has the flower and the sentiment fabric tag is to feature those items shared with me by Krista Norman. Thanks, Krista. What a lovely gift. The really beautiful rust colored paper with poppies and daisies is from that wonderful paper-pack from Michaels. I figured when I bought that pack I would never ever use would lay there, staring at me while I admired it. But actually I did a challenge for Hallmark Scrapbook, used part of the page and that gave me enough to make a lovely birthday card for my dear friend in OH.

Blog Stuff

They call it Blog Candy but in this case it's Blog Fabric. I am placing my sweet Tea Bear up for grabs in this post.
If someone will please link a card or project with a Teddy Bear, I will put their name in the hat and draw on March 20th.
Be sure to post your link so I can see the submission. Thanks for looking...

Ready Set Create Pubs

Another wonderful Sampler is out from Ready Set Create. This features Altered Arts and I am so pleased to report that Jen has published two of my submissions. I am on page 57 and 63. These would be a wooden thread spool, and a giant wooden clothespin that Nancy Turnbaugh sent me a year ago and I altered it into a Pink themed baby table decor. Here is the cover of the magazine. If you would like to purchase the whole issue, please see

Monday, March 02, 2009

BBTB/BB/Laugh Often

Ahhh, I love this cut from Beyond Birthdays. What better advice? Regina asked us to design from this cartridge, and to use the Laugh Often die. The gals on the team did wonderful cards and I rush each Monday to see what Regina has put on the site for the weekly challenge. Go see the BBTB site. You can access the link from my Places I Visit. Here is my card:
Cricut: Beyond Birthdays
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder/Nestabilities/Punches