Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm a Barbie girl in a Barbie world..........

I made this card for my bff we are both total girly girls and love anything Barbie. I would be sooooooo happy if pc would come out with a Barbie cartridge, or even an 80's cartoon cartridge with Jem, Strawberry short cake, Garfield and of course Barbie.

I cut the girl silhouette using sweethearts and used the doily card from wild card. I got a new laptop so I couldn't use DS to weld my letters together. The way the letters are laid out looks a little awkward but considering the person I'm giving it to is completely clueless when it comes to crafts I'm not going to worry about it.

Challenges/link parties entered:
Challenge day 305: Stunning Silhouette...... with a twist at 365 cards
Sugar and spice #39 at seven thirty three

Update: I received a Spotlight Designer badge for this card! Yay!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

gift wrapping

I think bows and tags are my favorite part of gift wrapping. I'm not very good at the actual wrapping part so I have to make up for it with beautiful decorations. Last year I kept putting off wrapping presents and ended up having to buy giftbags on my way to my mother in laws house christmas morning. Luckily this year because I made so many gift tags I was eager to start wrapping!

This is one of my favorite bows. I love to make it for presents and also hair bows. I think for the next gift I will attach the bow to an alligator clip so that it can be used as gift wrap and later a hair accessory I made the tag using the christmas cheer reeindeer and then decorated it whith stickles and rhinestones.

christmas blog challenge  wrap it up: creative wrappings
my pink stamper color chalenge: blue (or teal), green and brown
pile it on its all in the wrapping

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

personalized tote bag

I'm  really bummed that my camera is still lost because I wanted to do my first tutorial on this cute tote bag. I'm assuming I accidentally packed it thinking I wouldn't need it and hopefully will find it after we move.

I'm happy I decided to make these because it forced me to figure out how to use my Cricut Design Studio. I bought it months ago and was so confused that I haven't touched it since. I also wanted a gypsy but because DS seemed so complicated I didn't want to waste more money on a product I wouldn't use. Does anyone know if the gypsy is more user friendly? I love the fact that you don't have to switch out cartridges when using it. I still need to play around with DS some more (or find a tutorial) today I just used it to see how big I should cut my letters.

The tote bag I used is 13.5 inches long and I cut my letters using Plantin school books size 2.5. This was my first time using a black tote bag and I later found out it will make the fabric that I use darker after it is ironed on. Oh well I still think it turned out cute.

I'm entering the challenge at cooking with cricut because I thought a tote bag would make a great stocking stuffer! This week’s challenge was all about Stockings and Stuffers. Anything with a stocking or anything that you can put in a stocking.
products used: Cricut, Design Studio, heat n bond, Plantin school books.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Catch the bug challenge

I'm entering this card in the walking in a winter wonderland challenge at catch the bug blog  The challenge this week is to make a winter wonderland card with lots of glitter and sparkle. The stamp I used is from bugaboo stamps it was their freebie last week! They have the cutest stamps and a new freebie every Friday!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #55

The challenge this week is to make a Christmas card with a banner using any cartridge or colors. You can enter at Cricut Cardz Challenge  the deadline is tuesday January 4 at midnight.

Over the summer I started making a lot of bows and made myself a template. I'm excited that I finally got to use my template for tiny bows.

Supplies used: cricut, christmas cheer, storybook, diy bow template

ProMarker giveaway!

Letraset is having a Promarker giveaway!

For your chance to win a huge prize of 10 assorted ProMarker 5 sets (pictured above) all you have to do is follow these 2 simple rules.

1. Share a Link to their Blog
 and their New Website , and briefly explain the competiton on your own Blog, Facebook or Twitter.

2. Leave a comment telling them where you shared the link.

 I haven't tried these yet but have seen many bloggers post projects using them. I  found an art store near me that sells them so I should be getting some soon. And hopefully I can win some also :)

snowflake tag

Here is a simple tag I made for a gift for my niece. Her birthday is coming up so I'm not sure if I will use it in her Christmas or birthday gift. I'm entering it in the challenge at my pink stamper the challenge is to use two shades of pink two shades of blue and black.

Supplies used: cricut, storybook, sweethearts, accent essentials, texture boutique, stickles

Thursday, December 9, 2010

More gift tags

I made these gift tags for Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 42: Emboss It.  The challenge is to create a card or layout using an embossing technique.  


My next goal is to start stamping. Up until now the only kind of stamping I would do was for heat embossing. I would love to learn how to make some of the adorable stamped cards that I have seen in challenges but I've always been too intimidated to try. There is just so much that I don't know about it and I'm not sure where to start.I know I need to get some markers to use after I stamp my image, does anyone know what the best markers for that are? Any advice would be great. Some of the stamps that I have been admiring are at peachy keen ( faces), my favorite things stamps, and my pink stamper.I haven't purchased any yet because I wanted to practice a little and make sure it was something that I could do. Last night I found an awesome blog with links to some really cute FREE digital stamps. The plan for tomorrow is to buy some markers and practice on my new free stamps :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cricut hairbow

I made this hairbow for challenge me Monday #39

I love cutting fabric with my cricut and wanted to try using it to make a hair bow. I found this great tutorial and made mine using daisy2 (shadow) from the Walk in my garden cartridge.

Christmas gift tags

Christmas gift tags I made for a challenge at the challenge was to make a holiday project without using red or green. The snowman is from the stretch your imagination cartridge and I dry embossed the tag using the Sizzix Texture Boutique. Please excuse the horrible picture quality I lost my camera and had to use my camera phone.


I haven't had the motivation to do any crafts for a while mostly because I'm a perfectionist and wasn't happy with anything that I made so I quit. Last night I found and I'm so in love! I now realize that I wasn't getting inspired by most of the blogs that I've been following. I'm really excited to start participating in some of their challenges.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank you card

Here's a quick card I made with my Cricut (blurry picture sorry) I cut the lady bug and leaves with the walk in my garden cartridge and thank you was from sweethearts. I love decorating cards with rhinestones and cute bows. I really want to get the Sizzix Big Shot (obviously pink) so I can start dry embossing my cards. I'm going to add that to my Christmas list.


This is my first blog. I'm very excited to start working on crafts and sharing them. Like most people I have many projects that I would love to do but never make the time to actually do them. I'm hoping that starting this blog will help motivate me to complete all the fun projects I have always wanted to do.