Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's ALIVE!!

My cricut mat is sticky again!! That spray totally worked. But let me tell ya it outside!! It smells like bug spray..yuck. It's not exactly warm today, but I headed out to the front porch after my first round of spraying....yep did it inside..BIG mistake. I have 3 Scentsy's going on this level of the house alone trying to get rid of the smell!! (Camu Camu by the way...LOVE IT) works and I am stoked. It was like $20 and is supposed to last for about 48 re-sticky operations. Not bad.

Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by my piece of the world!!

The Death of a Cricut Mat....and possible resurrection

Okay, so my Cricut mat has been pretty much dead for well over a month. I can't tell you how much paper I have wasted still trying to cut on the darn thing. I ordered the Crafters Companion Stick Away and Stick & Spray over a month ago trying to "re-sticky" my mat. It, of course, was OUT OF STOCK. My husband kept saying "babe, just buy another mat"...but I kept saying "but I ordered that stuff, it should be here sometime soon". I started to cave after about 2 weeks of waiting. But, no store in my entire town has the 12x12 mats in stock!! WHAT?!? Are you kidding me? What is a paper crafter to do? Order some online you say? Well, I'm Italian, which means I'm stubborn. I wanted that darn spray!! Yesterday that adorable man in brown rang my doorbell, YES!! It was my box from Crafters Companion! I'm so excited...this better work!!!!

I'll let you know how it all turns out. :)


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Compose a Card #5

I loved the colors and dots for this challenge! BUT...can you believe that I didn't have one piece of red and white dot paper!!??!! So, I made some! This is my first Compose a Card challenge and I had fun doing it. Can you tell I have been on a paper flower kick lately? I'm obsessed with making them!! You can check out the Compose a Card HERE.

My formula:
Cardstock from my stash
White button from my stash
Stamp from SU! Whimsical Words
Ribbon from Michaels
Red Ink from Rubber Stampede
White Ink from Color Box Cat's Eye
White gel pen Uni-ball Signo
Glimmer Mist in Candy Apple Red
Scallop Cirlce Punch

Monday, February 22, 2010

CPS Sketch 155

I decided to participate in CPS Sketch 155 challenge. This is what I came up with. I just got this paper from SU! and I have been waiting to use it. I love this color combo.

Take a look at the CPS challenge HERE

My formula:
SU! cardstock in Kraft for base and Rose Red for the flower
SU! patterned paper from the Sweet Pea collection
Glimmer Mist in Tattered Rose
Stickles in Fruit Punch
Rubber stamp....really old from my stash
SU! ribbon in Old Olive

(I watched a tutorial on how to make this rose posted by Roseanne at A Moms Impressions. She has several tutorials on how to make flowers!)

Simple Birthday Card

My mom's birthday is coming up this Sunday. I wanted to make a simple card that wasn't super girlie or frilly. I saw a video from Kristina Werner (her blog link is on my sidebar) where she clear embossed the woodgrain background. I really liked how it looked so I decided to give it a try. I'm very happy with the way this came out. It is so much prettier in person, you get to see more of the detail in the woodgrain.

My formula:
SU! Cardstock in Kraft
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tea Dye
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
Butterfly by K&Company in the Tim Coffey collection
Brown satin ribbon
Woodgrain background stamp by All Night Media

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

My little girl is 18 today!
Happy Birthday Carson!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Birthday Wishes

My little girl is turning 18!!
Where did the time go??
Hopefully she won't see this post before
I love to clear emboss on black. Throw in some prima flowers, glimmer mist, the Big Shot and an embossing folder, some ribbon & fibers AND viola...Birthday Wishes!!
Simple...I like it that way :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pretty in Pink

My daughter, Carson, liked the Green card so much she asked me to make a Pink version to give to her boyfriend for Valentines Day. The rose was much easier the second time around!!

We are heading out to the Motorcycle and Hot Rod show. Hopefully we will find some new pipes for the Harley! Have a great afternoon!!

Happily Ever Crafter "Green" Challenge

Ted over at Happily Ever Crafter put out a "Green" challenge. This is what I came up with.
I used SU! cardstock in Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke. I also used Meadow Green glimmer mist. The button and ribbon are both from SU! as well. Oh, and I can't forget my Big Shot, embossing folder is Script and the cookie cutter shape is...well there is no name on the package..sorry. This is the first paper flower I have made and I'm pretty happy with they way it turned out. Thanks Christina for the tutorial!! Have a great day.

Check out the GREEN challenge at:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thinking of You!

This is a card that I made for a friend who just had surgery.
The stamp is from Hero Arts, the name of it is Happy Hello. I used Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol to color the bird in. A touch of Stickles on the feathers added a bit of sparkle.
The card stock is from SU! and the patterned paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.

Peachy Keen Challenge #22

This is for the Peachy Keen Challenge #22! My first ever challenge entry.
I'm going to have to work on my photography skills!!
I used SU cardstock, My Minds Eye patterned paper, Prisma pencils, Gamsol, and misc buttons.
The stamps are Peachy Keen Faceless Fruit and Everyday Character Faces!
Check out the challenge at

Giving the ole' Blog thing a try.....

I never thought I would start my own blog. I really did it so it would be easier for me to participate in challenges. This won't all be about crafting. Expect some dog talk, kid talk, and whatever is on the brain that day kinda talk.

Have a great day!!