Monday, April 27, 2009


Now....onto explaining what you have to do for the Blog Hop. I am showing my Blog Candy, or as it were "blog fabric candy" and it's this small Butterfly tote done in a yellow striped fabric, embroidery is the Butterfly. Just leave your name on my comments in this blog, tell me you'd love to have a chance to win the Butterfly tote and I will put your name in the hat. If there are a lot of participants, I will use for the selection. The drawing is Saturday, May 2nd. If your name appears on the blog post as the winner, please email me with your email address and I will get your mailing address. I leave for California on May 3 and return May 4th, so I will mail out the Tote on Wednesday May 5th. Meantime, to win even MORE blog candy and to see even MORE wonderful challenge cards, blog hop over to Jen's blog at 
ATTENTION: with 67 names has been completed and the winner of the Butterfly Tote bag is...............PAS.  Pas, Please email me at, and leave me the mailing address.  Keep in mind I leave for California tomorrow, May 3,  for just one day...and I will return on Monday.  I will  mail the tote on Tuesday, May 5th. . IF PAS DOES NOT RESPOND BY MAY 10, I WILL DO A SECOND DRAWING. Thanks to everyone for playing the Blog Hop, and for stopping by to make nice comments on my blog.  I appreciated each and everyone. 
Next blog hop will  have some pretty neat blog candy from me.  Stay tuned!!!

Well...this is most exciting! Regina has put into action a Blog Hop.
And I am so pleased to be not only part of sharing my cards on the BBTB design team, but now I can participate in a new and exciting world of Blog Hopping.
First, I am pleased to show my card using Doodlecharms, and the border cut. We were allowed to use any cut we wanted off the DC cart so long as we used the border cut. I chose the ice cream cone AND the cupcake because I think these are sooooooo darling.
And of course I tossed in the hats as well. 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Frog Blog

Happy Sunday to all.  I am offering up a Frog Blog (Candy) for a drawing MAY 15TH.  For anyone who just leaves a comment on my blog in the Frog Blog Section, I will put your name in the hat for the drawing....and if there are enough participants, I will do the process. 
This little tote is in pink and green with black stripes, and the frog is doing ....whatelse?...Leap Frog over the snail.  Hope you like it, and I hope you participate. 
MAY 15, 2009 ... We have a winner and the winner is....Fi. 
Fi, please email me .... give me your mailing address in the email and I will mail Froggy out.  A big thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog to take a look and join in the Frog Blog Candy. If Fi does not respond with her address by May 22, I will do another Random.0rg drawing.  
UPDATE: I have mailed the tote to Fi.  Thanks to everyone

Saturday, April 25, 2009


For months I have struggled to make direct links in my posts for the wonderful blogs I love to see.  And I simply could not.  Seems I had one little block of instructions secretly blocking my efforts.  But Mone' of Red Rubber Stamps just helped me cure all that stress and I am so proud to announce I CAN MAKE A DIRECT LINK NOWWWWWWW.  Slowly I will get all those apologies wiped clean of the post and see to it there is a direct link to those wonderful blogs and sites I want you to see. 

All About Smiles

I am so pleased to show these two Awards. The "Your Blog Makes Me Smile" award comes to me from Margie ( and Patti and the darling LadyBug Award was given to me by two lovely ladies, Krista and Anna Dawn ( How wonderful is this to get TWO? Thank you, ladies...and now I pass these on to the following blogs that give me inspiration, and certainly make me smile.
Scossie Jane

Thursday, April 23, 2009

TCC/All About Mom/Happy Birthday

Here is another card that was created using a wonderful round sentiment tag from Regina's The Cutting Cafe' I so love these round sentiments and I plan to make a gazillion cards using them. That Regina.... she is so awesome! I added, as well, one of the neat flowers that I learned to make from looking at DeeDee led me to this site when I saw her darling cards featuring these flowers. Awesome stuff. You can see DeeDee's blog  here....

Monday, April 20, 2009


What a darling challenge Regina lined up for us on the BBTB team this week. She let us select an image of our choice from PEGGY LOVES VINTAGE. I liked them all, but the sweet Elephant caught my eye the most. We were to use the Inch Bag on the TB&M cartridge and incorporate the image from Peggy's darling designs. Do stop by the Bitten By The Bug site ( just look at the darling creations that the designers submitted. And I think I was in good company because so many selected the cute little Elephant. Hence my E-Mail bag. And although I am not able to make a direct link, here is the link for Peggy Loves Vintage. You'll like what she has to offer.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

All Smiles

Dear sweet Margie has given me a Blog Award and I so so appreciated it. I was blog surfing earlier and I saw this Award on someone's blog and I wanted one too. Thanks to Margie, I have one now. Stop over to visit Margie's blog. You'll smile at the creations.
Now I shall pass on this Award to 5 of blogs that make me smile.

Friday, April 17, 2009

TCC/All About Mom

Regina did it again.... The Cutting Cafe' has the most awesome Mother's Day printable stamps. There are so many to choose from and will see that I made several cards because I just couldn't stick with one. The flower is something I just learned from DeeDee's site (Scrappin with DeeDee,...( this flower is awesome and so easy. And every time you make one with different papers, you get a different look. Please...stop by The Cutting Cafe' and take a look at the wonderful printable stamps from Regina. The printables for All About Mom will be released very soon and these are not just about Mother's Day

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Our design challenge this week from Regina was to use the Graphically Speaking cartridge, and design with the 24/7 cut. I do not have the GS cart, but my dear friend Kris Lancaster graciously sent me cuts. Thank you, Kris. Please stop by the BBTB site so you can see the fantastic cards and projects being presented. You will find the link under my Places I visit....Awesome! Here is my take on that challenge.

Friday, April 10, 2009

SALE at The Cutting Cafe'

Happy Friday all...Regina just announced a Two For One sale at The Cutting Cafe'. Please stop in and take a look at the wonderful printable designs that Regina does.. Here is the link:

TCC/Flower Card

Hello and Happy Friday.... Easter is just a few days away. I used to love Easter, I looked forward to family gathering and picnics, my new Easter Dress and Shoes. Now sadly it's whittled down to a quiet day. I will take a nice dinner out to my Uncle Jack's to enjoy on Sunday. Here is my second card designed for Regina's . I picked the stems this time because I love their twisting and swirling little messages. I have a tray of these wooden flowers so I added that to the cute stem, put on a ribbon, put on a leaf cut from my Sizzix die, ran the card through the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and said "it's done". I like the simplicity of this card and I hope you do too. Although the photo of the card is correct, when I upload it, the photo shows the card sideways. I can't seem to fix that. I apologize for the tilt... Please take a look at the wonderful printable stamps ... 

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

TCC/Bunny Card

I was so elated to be chosen to serve on the team for Regina's The Cutting Cafe', and I was anxious to get my very first card designed. Here it is. I hope you like it because it makes me grin. I love this bunny card..and I've added TCC circle Calendar for April. One April calendar is great, but now we have three! I ran the calendars through my Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, gave Bunny a sweet polka dot bow. TFL... and stop by The Cutting Cafe' to admire the work there. You can tap into the site by visiting Places I Visit on my blog.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

BBTB/HK/Happy Birthday

This week Regina asked us to design with the Happy Birthday cut from the Hello Kitty cart. I love this little cartridge as it has so many cute cuts on it ... Here is my take on that challenge. I made this card so that the balloons would hover above the card line. TFL And as always, please stop by the BBTB site and take a look at the wonders therein.
Cricut: HK, (Happy Birthday/ Kitty with Balloons)
Double Sun Punch with Jewel

So Excited I am

I am just giddy. Regina has accepted me on the Cutting Cafe' Design Team. I am a happy happy girl to be able to shed a little shine among those wonderful design team gals ...they do the most awesome cards and projects using Regina's printable stamps.
So for my stuff.... and do stop by to see Regina's Cutting Cafe' site. You'll love it. I promise.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Hello Kitty FUN FUN FUN

I ordered the Hello Kitty cartridge from that wonderful Hallmark Scrapbook place....and I had been so anxious to just sit and do up a bunch of the dies. I haven't made any cards yet but here are some views of the cute dies on this cartridge.