Monday, May 31, 2010

BBTB2.Sweethearts/Nest/Blog Hop

The winner of the School Themed Quiltie is: StephanieD2. Stephanie, Please email me quickly so I can mail the quiltie to you. Thanks for playing along, and to each of you who visited and left your name, I truly appreciate your visits.

It's Monday and it's month end...and I am always so excited to post my challenge card, and in the mix toss in some blog candy. Perhaps you started at the beginning of our challenge at BBTB2, perhaps you are visiting from my design team sister and so so talented Donna and her blog. I am glad you are here. All of us at BBTB2 are just so appreciative of our followers, and those who visit us on a regular basis or now and then.

This week the talented Jeri is our hostess and she asked us to design from Sweetheart cartridge and to use the Bless This Nest cut. This is a really wonderful cartridge and so much to choose from. I had fun making this little card and it's most made up of papers just laying around.
I embossed the sentiment, the nest and some of the mounts. There are 3 metal charms that say HOME, HEART and ABODE. I added a little blue flower because any smart blue bird would build a nest near the pretty blossoms.

Now, since this is a blog candy kinda day, I am once again digging around in my sewing projects and I am offering up a little 27-1/2 x 20-1/2 wall hanging or quiltie that is sewn in red and green fabrics and the embroidery work is of a school theme. There is a sweet teddy bear holding a pencil, two sets of books, and a tote.

Perhaps this would make a sweet little quilt for a favored teddy bear friend, or even make a nice wall hanging in some classroom. If you want to be in the draw for this quiltie, please leave your comment and on June 4 I will put your name in the draw. The winner will be announced at the very top of this post. If you see your name, please email me quickly. If I do not hear from the winner by June 8, I will select another name. Thanks so much for visiting me and now in the tradition of the blog hop, please hop over to the oh so talented Marina to enjoy her challenge.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Long Sentiment Tags

Another card using one of Regina's long sentiment tags from her line at Cutting Cafe here.
These tags are just so awesome to use for any little sentiment you would want to convey in a card to a friend or someone in the family. For's sending a card inviting up a coffee date.
A cup of coffee with a neighbor or a friend long long ago was just pouring some java in a pretty cup, sipping and gabbing. Now I drive past the coffee haunts of today, the tables and chairs are full of friends taking a break in life, they are cherishing a visit, and although the coffee is mostlikely in a cardboard cup, the coffee somehow seems so much better. But then again, in those long ago years, I never put in chocolate and whipped cream, a dab of this and a dribble of that in my coffee.
Here's my card.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Our challenge at BBTB2 this week was to use Forever Young as the cartridge, and to design with the dress form. I had this grand idea of dressing the dress form but it didn't work it's just standing there looking pretty. I added another cut with one of the silhouette chickies and dress and she seems to be reading the titles which say "glitz, trendy, couture and glamour". I added a little purse from the same cart just to bring in another subject. The edges are from MS and EKSuccess edge punches. And I also added a ribbon and some gold jewels.

The dress form, cute little girl and purse have been popdotted, and they all have been embossed for added texture.
Thanks for looking and do visit BBTB2 to see what the designers have presented for this challenge.
I thought I would add the little card I did initially. I kept looking at it and wasn't happy so I put it aside and did a second card. Nonetheless, here it all its purpleness.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cutting Cafe/So Tweet

I love working with Regina's Cutting Cafe background printable stamps ... no matter what kind of card you need, she has a background printable that fits your needs. This background "So Tweet" is from this set here. The set also includes some round sentiments and I have added one to the card which has been mounted on two Nestie round scallops.
The decoration punch is a MS, and that darling bird is from my Give A Hoot cart. Both the sentiment circle and birdie have been embossed to add texture. TFL...and check out Regina's Cutting Cafe because I know you will find something you need.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Our hostess for this week at BBTB2 is that most talented Enfys. She selected Hannah Montana as the cartridge, and the "ready 2 rock" sentiment as the die cut. I don't have Hannah Montana so I used Stamping cart for my guitar, and the Ready 2 Rock sentiment came from myBlackletter calligraphy cartridge. My papers are from a wonderful paper pack that has no designer name cover because I used it to make a card. (Waste not, I always say.) Be sure to hop over to BBTB2 and take a peek at the wonderful creations from the designers. I created an Easel Card to display the design. I love making this design. Actually Margie confirmed for me that the paper is from K&Co. pack. Love this pack ...the papers are so beautiful.
This is a sideview of the Easel design.
I really love this guitar die cut from Stamping cartridge. I got this cartridge from Cricut using my Cricut Reward points. I had a stack of different colored ribbons trying to decide which color would decorate the guitar and I finally decided on this dark red ribbon.
The number 2 sits nice and high. I cut out 5, and used pop dots under two of the cuts. The flower has been enhanced with a fabric brad.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Another graduation card

My dear friend Claudia has a lovely granddaughter who is graduating from high school. The graduation card is 5-1/2x5-1/2 in size and was created using two pattern papers folded in half. These were connected by a pink ribbon weave. This gave me 7 pages to decorate. The front of the card has a Nestie mount in white embossed cardstock, the hat and graduation sentiments are from my Wild Card cartridge, and the year is from my Blackletter cartridge. Inside there are photographs of this girl taken in 1995, and pages of die cut sentiments. I've added some yellow flowers here and there. The white card represents a gift of a lapquilt I made, and the sentiment is from my Stamping cartridge. TFL.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cutting cafe/Graduation Background

I love this set that Regina released a wee while back. I have 3 graduation cards to create and get in the mail. Two girls, one fella and this is what I came up with for the fella card. I used the background printables inside the card and a circle sentiment that topped the cap. You can view the set at Cutting Cafe here. I added a Nestie mount inside along with a wonderful metal charm. TFL....

Monday, May 10, 2010


Serenity at Sea

This week's challenge is sponsored by Peggy Loves Vintage. This site has some of the cutest vintage images ever. I snapped up this ocean scene in a heartbeat because I have always loved the ocean. I could stand on a cliff or on the seashore and feel a wonderful sense of serenity. So, that is what I titled this card. We were asked to use Tags Bags Boxes & More for our cut and the first row of tags was our playground. Here is my card. I cut the tag in 3 sizes, embossed each tag, added a ribbon and stacked them. The 3 seagulls are from Life Is A Beach cartridge. TFL, and do visit BBTB2 and enjoy the designer's creations.
Here is the card I did initially and although I was okay with it, I decided I really wanted that sea scene with the sailboat.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Giveaway

We have a winner. I am pleased to announce the winner of the draw is Mona Pendleton of Cupcake's Creations. I cannot wait to see what Mona does with some of these printables.
Thank you to all for leaving a sweet comment and playing along with our Cutting Cafe Printable Images giveaway.

That Sweet Regina is sharing again... She is letting us do a giveaway with printables of our own choice. I have chosen the long sentiment tags shown here. Here is my card. There are so many tags to choose from ...I love them all but I selected this one for my card because I wanted to be able to put a red x in all of those wonderful reminders. The frog and the die cut sentiment are from Give A Hoot cartridge. This cartridge has the cutest cuts on it... I love the harlequin background paper, the flower has a fancy fabric brad in the center.
Anyway, my friends, here is the deal. Leave your name in the comments and I will draw a winner on May 14, Friday. Please check back after 2PM to see if your name appears and if you are the winner, I will ask you to email me so I can make arrangements to get the printable to you. If I do not hear from the winner by Monday May 17, I will draw a new name. TFL, ...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Happy Earth (Day)

As they say, better late than never....Here is the card I did for Earth Day. I did two cards, as usual, and I sent one to a friend. I used Regina's Cutting Cafe background printable here. I love the background sentiments that Cutting Cafe offers . The earth die cut is from Give A Hoot Cricut cartridge, and Earth sits upon a blue Nestie round scallop. I edge punched with Martha. TFL...and do visit Cutting Cafe.

Monday, May 03, 2010


This week's challenge comes from Life's A Beach cartridge, and we were asked to design with the Leaf1. This is our new "Reader's Choice" pick. I am afraid I came up with a makeshift card for this challenge. I just had no ideas smacking my brain on what to do with this leaf. So...I made a birthday card, a flower here and there and that leaf. Such as it is...! TFL, and do visit BBTB2 to see the designer's presentations.