Thursday, October 28, 2010

Its Party Time!!

I had a bunch of extra Create A Critter cuts, so I put a few of them together for this card.  The hats are premade by K & Co.  Enjoy!!  This one brings a smile to my face every time I look at it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Owl in the family

Ok, the title is kind of corny, but I like how the card turned out.  This was made from the Cricut Lite Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Haunted House

Halloween is not my most favorite holiday, so I have moved on to Christmas.  Before I did, I assembled one more Happy Hauntings 3D House.  I love the concept, but putting this together was a bear.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spooky Halloween

I finally started making Halloween cards!  Now I hope I get them mailed before Halloween!

Tombstone and Gate are from October 31 solution cartridge
Background done by inking Skeleton Scroll Cuttlebug folder
Martha Stewart punch for the grass
Spooky was cut from 3 Birds on Parade
Glitter  - Martha Stewart glow in the dark glitter
This card looks even better with the lights out!

In the midst of chaos comes organization?

I'm getting a new crafting room!!!  My husband and I used to share an office but now I get my own space!  I'm in the midst of moving to my new digs and its utter chaos!  I was on the phone with mom tonight and she wanted to know how I stored my Cricut manuals, so this post is for her.  PLEASE ignore the background mess as I didn’t quite get done with the move today.  Will post pics of the finished product, but here’s a small sampling…

She also had the brilliant suggestion of taking out the pages with other languages!  I could probably hold double the number of manuals if I did that!

This is the system that works for me because I design with the Gypsy and don't ever need the actual keypad cover, cartridge or box.  They are all in storage under the stairs.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Caught Me!

I missed another friend's birthday.  This is the card I made, but I can't decide on a saying for the inside.  I know how creative all of you are, so if you have ideas, I'd love suggestions!!

Drinks Anyone?

I made this card to invite a friend that I haven't seen for awhile out for drinks.  Martini Glasses were cut with From My Kitchen, background paper is from Creative Imaginations.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hello Kitty Birthday

Ok, it's not a Halloween creation yet, but I swear I'm getting closer!!!  This was a card that I made for a friend's birthday.  Used the Happy Birthday Cuddlebug embossing folder for the background.
Some exciting additions are coming soon, so stick with me!!  We'll have Blog Candy, new projects, videos and Gypsy cut files for the projects displayed. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Challenge Response

From winter to spring.  Can't explain how that happened, but in response to a challenge on CardzTV I created the cards below.  The challenge was to put up the Cricut and make a card using patterned paper.  This is the paper that I was inspired by:

Unfortunately, I couldn't remember who issued the challenge, so I didn't submit anything, but at least I made them!  Now, when Easter/Spring rolls around, I'll have 2 cards ready!  Now if I could just get myself to make some Halloween cards!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Polishing the Silver

Ok, usually I post the cards, canvas or layouts that I have made, but I had to share this.  I was reading U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton and early in the book one of the characters was working in the kitchen polishing the silver.  The recipe givent in the book was to take an 8 quart pot of water with crumpled up aluminum foil in the bottom, once the water is up to a rolling boil, add 1/4 cup of baking soda.

I live in Florida and all of my silver jewelry tarnishes almost instantly and I can't keep up with my silver polishing cloth.  So I spent the afternoon boiling my jewelry with the recipe above and I can't believe how easy it was and how amazing it all turned out!!!

Have a moo-velous day!

I made this card as a pick-me-up for a friend. I used the Create a Critter and the Punny-licious stamps from My Pink Stamper for the saying. Posting has proven that I need to get better at picture-taking... Hmm... Maybe a I need a new camera?? Wonder what my DH would say?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's Time to Chill Out

Here in SW Florida it is finally getting down into the 60's at night and occationally we get to open the windows.  The oppressive heat of summer has backed off and now I remember why I live here.  To celebrate, I got in the spirit of Chilling Out and made the below card.
This was made with Simply Charmed with the Penguins cut at 3.5" and I used the Martha Stewart Icicle punch for the paper at the top.  And because I failed to plan ahead, I punched white paper and then ran it through the Xyron and covered it with glitter instead of remembering to use glitter paper to begin with.  OOPS.  :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cute Chick

I made this card as a Thank You to my Mom who sent me all kinds of fun treats for my birthday, one being the 3 Birds on Parade Cartridge that I used to make this card. Hope she gets it in the mail before she sees it here!

I couldn't find the perfect bird so I used the skirt from the princess bird, the suitcase from the travel bird and the actual bird is the one holding the string of Christmas Lights.  I gave her eyeshadow with some Smooch.