Sunday, February 28, 2010


Winner winner winner: Joeygirl86 has won the draw for the pink kitty cat tote. Please email me with your addie and I will mail to you quickly. Congratulations. And to all that participated and left a sweet comment on my post, thank you very much. Each of you are treasured...
Happy Sunday night and welcome to Monday morning. It's BBTB2 time, and it's blog hop time. What a winning combo, doncha think? I am so pleased to be the host this week on BBTB2. I selected Celebrations or Doodlecharms as the cartridges to use, and I love love love the cupcakes on either of these cartridges so I asked the designers to use one in their project. Here is my take on the card. I've used one of the cartridges...can you guess which one? Be sure to take note on BBTB2 regarding the special giveaway from Everyday Cricut.

The cupcake has been mounted on a Cutting Cafe "sweet" background print, and I've added a sweet pink polka dotted ribbon, a punch pink flower with a button center and I've edged the front of the card with MS edge punches. And my traditional "doodles".
This is blog hop week because it is the end of February. So, be sure to visit each of the designer's links to their blogs and leave a comment. I know they will be so happy you have visited them. Start here with Susan's blog and then move on down the line. From my blog, I link to Sandi, the multi-talented gal who always has a fun new technique.
For my blog candy, I am offering a cute little pink striped tote that features a cute little cat.
If you leave a comment, I will put you in the draw. I will draw the winner's name on March 4,Thursday. Please check back after 4:00 to see whose name appears as the winner. If the winner does not notify me by Sunday, March 7, I will draw another name. Thanks to each of you who visited me.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oops Creation

A while back we designers of BBTB2 had a challenge to use the heart card on Wildcard cartridge and I made this pink delight. I was pretty satisfied with the design however after I had photographed the darling and was preparing to upload it to the design team blog, it was then I saw the misplacement of the jewels and that pretty pink bow came out looking more peach than pink. I couldn't really add another jewel because that would have made the line worse, I supposed I could have added a wee punch heart in that space but I didn't. The card has been lurking on my desktop yelling for a home. So, I've shared my unbalanced creation with you and now I will drag it to the "oops" folder on my desktop. One day I shall count the items in this spot.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


My talented friend Sandi Kelly is the hostess this week on BBTB2...and she selected the Every Day Paper Doll cart with the elephant cut. Now, I don't have that cartridge (I always have to add 'yet') so Sandi sent me some cuts to work with... Here is my take on this challenge. The Circus tent is cut from Paper Dolls Dress Up, and the title is cut from Blackletter solutions cart. I just got this cartridge from my Cricut Rewards.... I had a little party hat laying around from the Celebrations cart so Mr. Elephant is wearing it... Mom and baby elephant follow behind.
Be sure to visit BBTB2 and see the awesome creations...and don't forget to play along with the challenge.

Monday, February 15, 2010


It's time for the BBTB2 challenge and this week the hostess is Rene Stamps. She selected the Wedding cartridge, and asked us to design with the Double Heart cut. Well, it feels like I've done...oh say....about 100000000 Valentine cards so I steered away from a traditional Valentine's Day kinda card using red hearts and the sort. Here is the card I created.
I found this double sided paper laying around doing nothing so I grabbed it up and assigned it to the challenge at hand. I had a little sentiment circle laying in a small box of extra do-dah stuff and I grabbed it. I added a punched flower MS style, put two ribbons on one of the hearts and the sweet little Fleur de lis cut peeking from under the solid heart was a giftie from my dear friend Diane. That die has a MS jewel added as does the circle sentiment which also has a smaller cut from the Spellbinders dies. The edge of the pattern patter has been scallop punched.
The wonderful Regina is sponsoring our challenge this week. Regina, as you know, has a fantastic line of printables at Cutting Cafe. She offers something for every occasion. Please visit here to see what I mean.
Now go visit BBTB2 and drink in the fabulous creations.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pretty Poppies

Bold Red Poppies and a wee bit of Cricut sentiments here and there make up for cards packing a vivid image. Last year I bought a pack of Poppy paper from M's and I was so taken with these beautiful red flowers on that black paper I could not bring myself to do anything with the pack but put it aside to admire. However, in this pack I found a few sheets of nothing but punch outs. I detached each one and stacked them in a box for later use. Here are the results of just sort of slamming cards together using the punch outs. These cards basically made themselves.
Not all of the flowers were the Red Poppies. There were punch outs of happy little white and orange daisies and they are holding their own on these cards. The background papers here are from a 4x6 black and white pattern paper card pack, and it is quite a decision to shift from page to page trying to decide which one of these lovely papers to use.
Hope you like these bold cards. TFL.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

All About Babies

I just had to do this card using the sweet umbrella for a baby shower. It's from All About Babies printables at Cutting Cafe. Take a peek at the choices here. This is a standard A2 card, and the front has been run through my Cuttlebug Embossing folder for baby, I've added tiny flower punches and buttons around the bottom edge of the umbrella, a few ribbons on the handle and then just to give it some kazing, I put a little bold yellow bootie die (New Arrival) with a pink ribbon. It was embossed with Swiss Dots. This embossing folder is my very fave and so there would never be a time when I couldn't find it, I have four!!....

Monday, February 08, 2010


Happy Monday to all.... I hope each of you had a wonderful weekend full of love, happiness and fun. Lots to report today.... First of all, it's the design team posting for our weekly challenge at BBTB2 and this week the lovely talented Penny Shuberg is our hostess. She asked us to design with Wild Card (one of my faves with the wonderful choices of unique cuts) and we were to use the Heart and Heart Envelope. I have to admit...this one gave me fitzzzzzz. I just couldn't seem to end up with a card that I really was happy with. Nonetheless, here is the final acceptance. I called this "Nine of Hearts" because I just kept adding curled up hearts and in the end, there were a total of nine. So without further adeau, here is the card. Lots of red and pink happenin' here.

This was the weekend that my fun fun fun friends Kris, Deb and Sandy came up from Tucson to spend 2-1/2 days with me for what we call "our Card Over". The living room was full of tables and tubs and pouches full of papers and embellishments and happy girls designing cards.

Here's a pix of moi' and at my table you will see my new fun DreamKuts machine. This darling little wonder cuts many sizes of papers so easily. I really love it... I think I slapped together about 20 cards and when I got bored with that, I colored in some Tilda images with my Copics, and then later I did some scrapbooking.

Deb, Sandi and Kris, at their stations, surrounded by lovely card making supplies. And you can see Heidi in the kitchen watching over Deb. Heidi loves the kitchen because that is where the foods and doggy treats live and so she kept a watchful eye for anyone who wandered in... We had a great time, and those 3 gals made the most awesome cards.

Thanks for stopping by.... And while you are visiting the BBTB2 designer blog to see the weekly challenge cards, take time to visit our newest designer, Lori Warner.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Free from Cutting Cafe

Cutting Cafe Printed Flower Set

Regina is giving away 2 free sets from Cutting Cafe... Hop over here to take a look at the deets on this fantastic giveaway...and there is a contest too ...and the winner will get to select 4 sets of their choice. Wowzer...this is a great deal Regina is hurry...what are you waiting for. The free set offer expires on February 8th so you won't want to miss out.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Sweetheart Frogs

I love frogs. I guess most of my peeps know that...I have some friends who send me frogs to join in my FrogVille that I have around the house. Today I received these two frogs who are holding hands. She has her froggy lips puckered and he is waiting to plant a Valentine Frog Kiss. How cute are they???

Monday, February 01, 2010

BBTB2/Winter Wonderland/Rabbit

UPDATE: PSrusberg has never responded to the blog candy win so I have drawn another name: ZOPELOTI, you're it... please email me the deets. Blog Candy Winners announced: Here are the three in Amylynn, Avril and Psrusberg. Please email me your addies...and if you have a preference on the tote theme, let me know and if it is possible I will mail that tote... if all of you ask for the same one.... then I will draw a name for the chosen tote, and then the other two winners will get one of the other two.
Also please let me hear from you no later than February 12, or I will draw another name. Thanks to all for playing along with the BBTB2 blog hop and my blog candy fun.
It's the end of January....can ya believe it?.... I just am amazed at the fast days that speed past me.
It's time for the blog hop for Bitten By The Bug2 and I am so pleased to be a part of it. I love blog hops, I am always so pleased to see visitors and I appreciate each one of you. This challenge is hosted by our design sister Melissa Kirwan who selected Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge and we were to design with the Rabbit cut on Page 58. I don't have this cartridge (yet) and so my DT sisters, Heather and Sandi shared with me . I used rabbit cuts from each of the sweet girls...and here is my card... I decided to do an Easter Card because bunnies just must be on a sweet Easter design. The pink and blue mounts were edged with the giant MS punch. I added some MS punch flowers and a rubber stamped sentiment. The grass is a Sizzix die cut.

And now onto the blog candy! I have three small totes that I am offering, so three visitors who leave a comment will be in the draw. I embroideried the designs on one of my embroidery machines. First up is Birdy Tote, a small size measuring 7x7-1/2. Birdy is encased with blue rick rack and there is a sweet burdundy ribbon tied at the top edge.
Second blog candy is Chickie tote, measuring 8x8 and the tote has red rick rack around Chickie and some cotton eyelet lace around the top.
Third offering is Ducky Tote, measuring 9x9 with a sweet eyelet lace around the top edge.
These are not large totes but they can carry small treasures and books. I hope you like the challenge card and that you will want to sign up for the drawing. I will draw all three names on February 5th so please check back after 4PM that day to see the announcements. If your name shows, please email me with your addies and I will get those mailed to you the following Monday.

Now in the tradition of a true blog hop, you will want to hop over to Donna's blog to see her wonderful take on this challenge. Donna is an awesome designer, and you will love reading about her recent participation in CHA (Craft and Hobby Assn)... TFL...