Monday, November 30, 2009


A winner is drawn (early). I couldn't wait so I did the draw and VELTA, you are the winner. Congratulations... email me with your addie, put your name in the subject line and I will get this blog candy mailed out to you poste haste... Thanks to all who left sweet comments, I appreciated your visits.
It's Monday It's Monday...and not only that, it's month end and it is blog hop time. (Can you believe this is the last day of November?)You perhaps are arriving here from Michele K's wonderful blog ... and I am happy you are here to visit. As you know we designers are taking turns at being the host of the BBTB site, however Regina will do the blog hops at the end of each month. This month she asked us to design from From My Kitchen and to use the die cut for the telephone. I love my little just sort of fell together and I was happy with the end result. Big thanks and shout out to Sandi K. (Celtic Woman) for sending me the tele cuts. At the moment, I don't own the FMK...and I think that will have to change soon.

I am offering up a wee bit of blog candy. This is a gift bag tote adorned with a pretty embroidery of a blue rose. I did this on my trusty sewing machines...
Now.... leave a comment and I will put your name in the draw for the blog candy. Please check back on December 4 after 4:00PM Az time, and if your name appears as the winner of the draw, please email me with your addie so I can mail the gift bag to you. To complete this blog hop, please visit Regina's blog to say hello and see her wonders!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cards for darlings...!

My wonderful son and darling daughter in law were here for Thanksgiving and as is the tradition I made their Christmas cards. I designed all of these using Regina's Cutting Cafe printables. The "kids" were thrilled, and I loved each card as well. TFL...and I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was all that you wanted it to be.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


The winner for the Christmas Stocking is: Carol, ScrapMomof2... Congrats, Carol, I have your addie and I will mail this today. Thanks to all who played along.... I appreciated each of you stopping by to play and say hello.
It is time for another wonderful project from my design team sisters. This week, that oh so talented Donna is the hostess and she selected Paper Dolls Dress Up for the cartridge. We were to design with the Cornucopia die cut. Hmmm, well.... ! Luckily the cut has the neat little veggies and fruits as part of the Cornucopia cut so I was able to put together a little card featuring this vessel of plenty. Please visit the BBTB blog and see the wonderful projects everyone presented. Here is my Give Thanks card.

Also, just cuz.....I have a little bit of blog candy for you. It's one of my quick-sew-it-up Christmas stockings. It is about 12 inches long and 8 inches wide at the foot. It is unlined and two red ribbons here n' there.....
If you'd like to be in the draw, please leave a comment on my blog...and I would love it if you signed up to be one of my followers. I will draw the winner on November 27 so check back late in the afternoon. If your name appears as the winner, please email me with your addie and I will mail the stocking.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at the challenge, ... and have a splendid Thanksgiving week. My son and daughter in law will be here and I am soooooo excited.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cutting Cafe Giveaway

Oh boy, you MUST visit Cutting Cafe... Regina has a free set of 83 images called Christmas Daily which will run for 3 days from Monday the 16th through Thursday November 19th. After that time period, the set will be $12.99 a set.... Here is the link to take a look see. It's a wonderful set.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


This is the third week of the Designer Choice for BBTB. Oh So Talented DeeDee Campbell selected Walk In My Garden for the cartridge, and she asked us to design with the grass cut.
Well, I went to the Cricut cartridge manual, I looked at the grass cut and I figured "no way" do those look like grass to me. I had no idea what to do, but I shuffled around, lay down the papers, some sewing, the cuts and a darling set of trees and birds from a font called dbmulberry lane from Scrapnfonts who sponsored this challenge. Hop over to BBTB and take a look at the great cards the designers created. Mine?....well, at least I entered something!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CC/Bingo, I just love you..

At Cutting Cafe, Regina has presented a wonderful new set called BINGO. How this brings back memories of playing Bingo with my Dad and beloved step mom...and now and then I would win. It was so exciting. I miss my folks terribly but I have the most wonderful memories with me. Here is my card. The background paper is scrapbin grabbies, I added a MS punch for the doily edging, a lovely punch of hearts, a ribbon, some buttons and the sentiment is a rubber stamp. TFL, and do go see the Bingo set at Cutting Cafe.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Play Date Cafe Challenge #4

My dear friend Sandi is the host this week on The Play Date Cafe design team. Her work is always so wonderful and playful and imaginative. Her color choices for the challenge are chocolate brown, tan, cream and blue-green.

I just happened to have this little card already made and I simply added a blue/green swirly girly corner decoration from a Cuttlebug die to make it meet the challenge. And the wise men say, "gather ye acorns while ye may"... Sound advice. TFL...and visit the Play Date Cafe for some neat inspiration.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


I am so pleased to say that it was my turn to be the host of Bitten By The Bug for the week. As I mentioned on BBTB blog, I was happy that Carla had the first host post (and it was fantastic) and I could follow her lead. Each designer gets to select the cartridge and the die so I chose Storybook cart and the bird. I love birds, and since winter is nigh, I thought I would make a card that honored the last fling for Spring. Here is my card. TFL, and please visit BBTB to see the wonderful cards that the designers made. You'll LOVE them, I promise.

Cutting Cafe/Thanksgiving

Regina has released a new set for Thanksgiving. You can see the set here.
I love anything with a Thanksgiving theme and with the large block printable, the card just fell into place. I drew one of my silly turkeys for the decoration, and added a brown checked ribbon to seal the deal. That large scalloped edging is from my new mega size Martha Stewart Stamp I got at M's yesterday....Hope you like my little card.

Play Date Challenge #3

Play date Cafe is featuring their third challenge....the color challenge asks that project designs use black, white and fire red. I love this color combo and since I needed a few monogram cards for a friend with a C initial (not me) I decided to use those colors for my first card. I like it. TFL...

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Cutting Cafe/Christmas List

Regina of Cutting Cafe has some absolutely perfect printables for this holiday season. I have chosen to do some projects featuring her Holiday Planner... You can see the printable set here.
I have done a few styles, and I adjusted the sizes.
This is a planner that was bound with the Zutter wires, ...there are 3 tabs which separate the sheets for cards to send, gifts to buy and notes. I love this set....

This is a tri fold cover ... so simple to make. I just mounted the pages for the sections and scored on each side and then folded.

This is the inside of a folder that has an insert section rather than securing the pages on a main mount.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Cutting Cafe/Christmas Stuff....

Regina's Cutting Cafe has the cutest Christmas printables. Here is a card from the Mitten Shaped Card set. The card fits perfectly in the envelope which is included in the set. I've added a little Christmas ribbon and a snowflake.

Sweet Christmas Duck wearing a hat. This printable is from "Christmas All Around" set in Cutting Cafe. The circle sentiment and Duck was shaped with my Scalloped Circle Nestie, and mounted on red and green Nestie shapes in the larger sizes. I've added a ribbon, and Duck has been glazed with Crystal Lacquer. The design was placed on a simple Gate Fold card.

Monday, November 02, 2009


At BBTB we are starting a new and exciting adventure. Each week a design team member will select the cartridge for the card design and she hosts the challenge. This week Carla, the wonderfully talented Carla, is the hostess. You have to visit BBTB and look at the darling projects featuring this precious penguin. I love penguins and I had a lot of fun creating this card for the team. Joys Of The Season has one of the cutest penguin cuts so I cut three... I ran the base papers and card through my Cuttlebug embossing folder, I added some snowflakes, a sentiment and some doodling. Hope you like it....and please visit BBTB to see the creations.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #5

Just Us Girls Challenge #5 is on the books....and I had a lot of fun making a card to meet their deets. The challenge is to use a Holiday theme card featuring a frame and a photo. This is one of my fave photos of my dog, Heidi Sweetface. She is such a character, always snooping around to see what is going on. I had my big jar (an old mint jar) full of larger ribbons. I pulled out this beautiful red ribbon, she sniffed the ribbon and before she knew it, I plopped it on her noggin. I always have my camera at hand and now you see Miss Heidi in her Holiday hat (of sorts). I dug out the real thing and here is my card. Hope you like it...TFL...and do do do visit Just Us Girls to admire this fantastic blog. And do do do enter the challenge.