Friday, October 29, 2010

Cutting Cafe December Greats

For your Christimas Projects
Regina is offering up a set free free free and if you are familiar with Regina's Cutting Cafe printables, you will scurry over here to see what it is all about. Here is some info on this great offer.
In appreciation of all of my wonderful customers, this new December Daily 2 printable
stamp set features 142 black and white and colored images (approximately 70 different
images) for a limited time. The file will be available free until 11:59PM Pacific
Time November 6, 2010.
So rush right over and download this wonderful set.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Announcing the winner: The name drawn to win the little Kitty Pouch is Heather. Congrats to you, Heather, please email me quickly and I will mail the little pouch your way. Thanks to all for playing along with my BBTB2 blog hop. I appreciate each of you when you visit me.
It's Monday and it's month end. Can you believe that October is almost over and we are heading into November? I hope that you started out at Bitten By The Bug2 to see all of the wonderful design team projects, and I assume you came my way from Lori's blog. ... Beth, our talented design team sister, asked us to use the Country Life cartridge and to cut with the banner. I don't have Country Life. I've looked at it and eventually I will probably buy it but in the meantime I checked out the trusty and oh so wonderful Cricut Search and found that a banner cut is available on a lot of the cartridges.
I selected Give A Hoot for the banner cut, I used Doodlecharms to cut the spider, the ghosties and bat came from my Sizzix Originals collection, and the BOO came from Mickey Font.
I would love to be able to display my banner on a fireplace mantle but since I don't have a fireplace, I had to just hang it on a boring wall.

Month end always brings forth some neat blog candy along with our creations. Mine is a simple little embroidery pouch. The front of the pouch is a darling little kitty cat wearing a sweet little hat. The Cat In The Hat, so to speak. When you lift the front, a nice pouch is revealed. It's a great little do-dah to place jewelry or something special inside and tuck it away in your dresser drawers. Or, you could make it a gift bag. Leave a comment and I will put your name in the draw. The drawing will be on October 29th so check back after 2PM. If you see your name as the winner, please email me quickly and I will mail the little blog candy pouch to you. If I do not hear from the winner by November 3, I will select another name.
Now, in the tradition of our blog hop, please hop on over to Susan's blog and see her wonders. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cutting Cafe/Thanksgiving/Turkey

Regina has the cutest set all about Thanksgiving...any little image, any little sentiment to chose from. You can see this cute set at Cutting cafe here. Here's my card. So so easy to put together using Cutting Cafe printables and then embossing for texture. The coloring is with Copics and I added an orange and white polka dotted ribbon for a little extra. TFL...

Just had to do a little close up of the darling turkey.

Monday, October 18, 2010


It's A Cow's Life...
Theresa is our hostess for this week's challenge at Bitten By The Bug2 and she asked us to design from Old West cartridge and to use the barn as our die cut. I do not have that cartridge, but I was able to find a cute little ole' barn on page 60 of my Create A Critter cartridge. I not only used the barn on my card but I cut out the simply darling cow (page 60). I cut two cows so that I could have a black cow with white spots and a white cow with black spots. One tree is connected to the card, but the second tree, clouds and sun are applied to a free standing background paper.
Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter (barn, cows, trees, grass)
Mickey Font (sentiment)
Sizzix: Clouds and Sun
TFL, always smile when I see you have visited me. Perhaps you came here by way of BBTB2 so you could see all of the wonderful cards.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dog Rescue

I love to share any little talent that I might have. I love to donate my time to several so-worthwhile-organizations. As you know I often do handmade journals for Banner for the Cancer Support Groups and that always pleases me so. Now I have an opportunity to support those darling little dogs and cats who will be saved from kill lists. Kathleen is my son's friend from way back then days and she is very involved in RESCUE. Each week on her Facebook she posts the photos of sweet dogs that have been saved from that horrid horrid kill list and my heart breaks and laughs all at the same time. To think they came "so close", and to be joyful they now have a chance to find a forever home, to be loved and cherished like they should be. If you would like, you can check RESCUE right here. I asked Kathleen to pick up 77 cards, and some embroidery work last week that will become part of a Fund Raiser in November. I pulled some cards I had on hand but I had great fun in creating some cards from Paper Pups, Doodlecharms and a few other Cricut cartridges that have darling little dogs and cats available. Here are just a few of the cards.

Thanks for looking and sharing this heart smile with me. My own Heidi-Sweetface is from the Springer Spaniel Rescue (ESRA) and I love her so much. Heidi lived from being a wee puppy to age 6 with a bedridden gentlemen and when he passed away, she was put into the local rescue home. My Brigette, a sweet Springer Spaniel, was with me for many years and when she went to Rainbow Bridge, I had to wait a while to grieve. And then I found Heidi. She and I are blessed to share each other's lives.

Monday, October 11, 2010

BBTB2/Happy Hauntings/House

Hello Monday and hello sweet visitors. Time for our BBTB2 challenge of the week. This was without a doubt one of the most difficult challenges I've done. Susan is our hostess and she selected one of the Haunted Houses from the Happy Hauntings cart. I don't have that cartridge but I found some 3D houses on Winter Woodland. Oh wow, said I, and I tackled the first one. Flop. Threw it away. Tackled 2 more and they were bigger disappointments so I almost just gave up. Dedication is the key to creating one of these 3D houses, and of course dexterity. I hate to cop out but I have arthritis in both hands and fingers and those tiny little score requirements for windows and shutters and doors just were a big challenge. But generally I am like a Junk Yard Dog on a big quest and I decided not to give up and keep on scoring, folding, gluing and hoping for some sort of decent end to it all. And this is it...! It's simple, and after I had taken the photographs (about 5 attempts just for that) I thought I should have added a witch or bat to the moon, and I should have added a darker sky, some lurking dark is full of shoulda shoulda stuff and I just left it as is. I have seen some of the absolutely fantastic designs from the gals on this house and mine needs to be in the far back maybe as a haunted garage or something. (grin).... Anyway, thanks for taking a peek. I so appreciate your visit. I hope you have stopped by via the BBTB2 site here.

Cricut: Winter Woodland (house)
PDDU (Cat, Tree, Bat, Moon)
Sizzix: Ghosties, Bat

Monday, October 04, 2010


This week's challenge at BBTB2 is Reader's Choice. The cartridge selected is Graphically Speaking and the cut is the pointing finger. I don't have that cartridge but I was able to find the pointing finger cut on page 46 of Don Juan so here's my card

It's a congrats card that says "Way to go" on the inside. The outside sentiment of "cheer" is a small portion of a rubber stamp that has just about every sentiment available. The entire card was cut from Don Juan except for the inside sentiment which is page 67 of Basic George.

Here's an FYI just cuz....! Did you know that you can do a search of all cuts on Cricut Search?
I do my cards ahead of time and if I don't keep them laying around with a note on the card where the cuts came from, I am always dashing back to my studio to hunt down the cartridge I used.
Cricut Search is fantastic. I put in the keyword and up comes all of the cartridges that have that cut on it. I love this site. If you don't know about it, you can see it here.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have an absolutely fantastic week.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Cutting Cafe Gifties

You must make a hop over to Regina's Cutting Cafe here. Here is her announcement, and just wait til you see her printables. Absolutely awesome creations.

In appreciation for World Card Making day, the Cutting Cafe is having a 2 for 1 special from today until 11:59pm Saturday the 2nd of October.....PST

For every set you purchase you can get another of equal or lessor value for free...