Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Episode #15 - Baby Haul - ACM & J's

Hey guys!  I was able to get a couple sought after items :)  It involves Cricut, but that is all I am going to say...

Check out the video and see what I got!!!!



I am hoping to get a craft out video tomorrow after I take my son to the dr.  His bronchitis is not going away :(

I hope you enjoy the video and I promise I will have another one soon.

Thanks

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Update

Hey Guys.  I'm sorry I haven't had any projects or videos.  I am trying to do one every Monday, but my son was sick today.  We were lucky to be worked into a cancellation....you all know how that is!!  He actually has Bronchitis!!

Needless to say I have been focusing on my babe :)  If he goes to school tomorrow, I will be back to doing projects and a video, but for tonight I am taking care of him :)

See you guys very soon!  I miss my little cricut bug :(

Thank you for visiting...comeback soon.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

FYI - Cricut Cake Class

Have you always wanted a Cricut Cake?  Did you just get a Cricut Cake, but are not sure what to do with it?

Well.....your questions can be answered!  Cricut is sponsering a free class via the web on Cricut.com

Here are the times that are currently listed:

Wednesday @11AM MDT
Wednesday @6PM MDT
Thursday @11AM MDT
Thursday @ 6PM MDT

I signed up for Wednesday @11AM MDT

Hope lots of you sign up!!  It's gonna be a fun time!!

Episode #14 - Adhesives 101

Hello Everyone :)

I hope you are having a great sunday.  I love sundays as I spend them with my son!

I have a video for you on adhesives.  Hopefully it will help you in selecting products or maybe trying new products.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks so much!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Saturday or Make Your Own Holiday

Hello Everyone!!!  I love looking at the list of days they have for each day of the year.  Today is actually "Make Your Own Holiday" Day.  So celebrate anything you want as long as it is not already taken. 

For example:

                Sunday, March 27 is National "Joe" Day
                Monday, March 28 is National Something on A Stick Day

If you want to read more go to Holiday Insights.  Not only will it tell you what the day is, but will explain it if it is confusing. 

It is always great to introduce a little fun and wackiness :)

So today.  Today I am working on more challenges, you guessed it!  I am hoping to make a video tomorrow for you and you will also have a video on Monday for the project I make for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

Please stop back to see what I have in store!!
Have a GREAT day.....Happy Crafting :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Card for Challenge (CCMC143)

I had an easy day today!  Haven't done that in a little while.  Dropped my son off at school, picked up some groceries.  Watched one of my favorite shows and fell asleep after the first one.  Took a little snooze, then watched Twilight (which I had never seen) and then went to play in my craft room.

The card I made today fit into three categories, one of which I had to follow a sketch.  It was my first challenge ever following a sketch.  I have to say, I enjoy doing "freestyle" better :)


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede
SU Ink:  Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
SU Stamp Sets:  Fox & Friends, Fabulous Phrases (welcome little one)
SU Ribbon:  White Satin
SU Embossing Folder:  Dots
Punches:  Square Scallop, 1.25" Square, Corner Rounder

Challenges Entering
Delightful Sketches - Pastels & Ribbon
Create With Connie and Mary  - CCMC143 (Follow sketch shown)
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Ribbons & Bowes

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More, More, More & More Challenges

I found a bunch of new challenges to do.  These are the ones I have done so far today:


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Patterned Paper:  Citronella - K&Company
Cuttlebug Folder: Preserves Cricut Companion Bundle
Cricut Cartridge:  Hello Kitty Greetings (PG 32)  3.25"

Challenges Entering
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #7 - Use a Gardening Cut
Creative Card Crew - No Rubber Stamps
Crafts and Me Challenges #27 - Anything Goes


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Dots, Stripes & Plaids
Cricut Cartridge Used:  April Showers
Cuttlebug Folder:  Swiss Dots
Prima Flowers
I-Rock Gems

Challenges Entering
For Fun Challenges
Lil Red Wagon - Challenge #73 - Use a Butterfly
Flutter by Wednesday #147 - Use a Butterfly, Angel or Fairy
scrap-creations1 - Spring Has Sprung


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Concord Grape, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue
Cricut Cartridges Used:  Simply Charmed (Party Hat PG 74), Sentimentals (Postage Stamp Card)
Gypsy (Welded Postage Stamp Cut)
SU Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Challenges Entering


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
SU Button:  Bashful Blue (ret.)
SU Watercolor Crayons:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Light Grey, Pretty In Pink
SU Watercolor Paper
VersaMarker
SU Dazzling Diamonds & SU Heat & Stick Powder
Sizzix/Basic Grey Embossing Folder:  Starry Night
Sizzix/Basic Grey Die - Snow Flower, Layered
Cricut Cartridge:  Mini Monograms
White Ribbon:  Details

Challenges Entering
Anything Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments

Thank you so much to everyone hosting the challenges.  They are so fun to complete and I make cards that I would otherwise never make. 

I also want to thank everyone that leaves comments and/or subscribes to me on You Tube.  Without you guys my blog and videos would be nothing.  So Thank You so much.  Please stay tuned as in the coming weeks I will be having some blog candy to give away. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Amber's Crafts & Stuff Challenge Entry

So you all know how much I love to do challenges.  Well, last night I found a website that listed a crazy amount of challenges.  The website (no pun intended) is called Feline Playful!  Of course, the cat lady would approve!!

This is my first time doing a challenge on this website.  I am super excited with how my card came out.  Hope you love it too!!!


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Pattened Paper:  Imagine More Cricut Cartridge (PG 35)
QwicKutz Embossing Folder:  Polka Dot (A2)
Details Satin Ribbon:  Turquoise
SU Ink:  Old Olive
SU Stamp Set:  Well Scripted
Scrapbook Adhesive:  Foam Squares

I am so happy I had printed the Imagine paper before hand.  As you know my Imagine basically bit the dust.  Not to worry, they are replacing it for me :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Observation -- New Cat Lady In Town

I noticed something today as I was taking my son to do his driving for drivers ed....there was a teenage girl walking down the street with a sweater on.  The sweater had cat ears on the top and a tail on the toosh.....My family and friends always call me the cat lady (hence the name of my blog), but I think today there reigns a new cat lady!!!

I guess I could buy one of those sweaters......nah.  All hail the new cat lady!!!

Just a funny observation....thanks for reading :)

More challenges

So....I did my usual challenges for the day and still wanted to craft longer, so I searched and found a couple challenges to do and let me tell you the first card I am going to show you was a challenge!!! 

First Challenge:  Birthday Sundaes  Challenge #1  - Anything Goes Birthday


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Patterned Paper:  K&Company
Cricut Cartridge Used:  Birthday Bash (pg 42)
My Pink Stamper Stamps Friends & Family "Happy Birthday"
Other:  Light Green Ribbon (Details)


Second Challenge:  Paper Cutz  Challenge #83 - Anything Goes


Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Yo Yo Yellow, Basic Black
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Spring Stack (ret.)
Cricut Cartridge Used:  3 Birds on Parade (pg 29)
SU Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Stamps:  SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
I-Rock (Black )

Monday, March 21, 2011

Episode #13 - Challenge Me Monday #52 (Fantabulous Cricut)

Welcome back!  I wanted to share the challenge I completed at Fantabulous Cricut today.  The challenge was to create a birthday card or project.  I decided to go with a card.








Recipe

Cricut Cartridge:  Birthday Bash (PG 47)
SU Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Celebrations Stack
SU Ink:  Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Punch:  SU Curly Label (ret.)
Peachy Keen Stamps:  Everyday Character Face Asst. (3/8")
Other:  Black Stickles, Turquoise Ribbon, 3L Foam Squares

Don't forget to comeback to see the video later today!

Thanks for joining me -- check back often and I LOVE comments :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Hershey!!

Well I am the cat lady so you know I have to post Birthday pics from today....she looks like she's hiding.  She is only 7 (or 49) in cat years, but still appears to be hiding.



Episode #12 - Throwback Thursday Challenge -- Green

Hello Everyone!  I have a project that I would like to share with you and some news.  First I will give  you the news.

The first news is also the bad news....My Imagine is not functioning correctly.  It is printing very faint with lines going through it.  It says the ink is fine.  So that means I have to send my machine it.  It is why I was unable to do a project or video this past Friday.  I am not sure how long it will take to get it back.  It is going to be quite difficult to get to the post office.  I think it will give me a hernia!!!  I am going to see if my post man is willing to take it with him....hopefully!!!  So, as soon as I have my new Imagine we will return to Imagine That Friday.

On to the project.  It has to be an older cartridge, (of course :)  ) and have the color green.  I decided to use the Serendade Cricut Solution Cartridge.





Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry
SU DSP:  Cottage Wall (ret.)
Bazzill Basics:  Black, Light Green and Light Purple
EK Success:  Scallop Dot Punch
3L:  Foam Squares
Cricut Cartridge:  Serenade
Cricut Gypsy
A2 Size

Monday, March 14, 2011

Even More Challenges

I can't believe all I have gotten done with challenges.  My mom called last night and needed a "Get Well" card for a Yellow Lab that is having surgery on Wed.  So here is my creation....


RECIPE

SU Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, River Rock, So Saffron, Basic Black, White
Patterened Paper:  DCWV Stack 6
Other:  White Details Satin Ribbon
Other SU: Basic Black Ink & Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Cricut Cartridge Used:  Animal Kingdom

This challenge was over at Fantabulous Cricut.  The challenge is to make a square card using green and gold (or yellow). 


RECIPE

Square 5X5 card
SU Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Early Espresso
Other:  White Satin Ribbon (Details)
SU:  Early Espresso Ink, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Cricut Cartridge Used:  A Child's Year

Episode #11 - Welcome Spring (My Pink Stamper Challenge)

Welcome back everyone!  I have been super busy and will be posting a couple times today with different challenges.

The first challenge I have participated in this past weekend, was with Robyn @ My Pink Stamper

The challenge is to make something Spring. 






Recipe

6X6 Card
SU Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi
Patterned Paper:  DCWV Previous Spring Stack
Pink Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Cricut Cartridge Used:  April Showers
Other:  Vintage Photo Distress Stickles, Yellow Stickles, Pink I-Rock gem, Foam Squares

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Challenges Completed

Hey Everyone.  Hope you all are doing well.  I have completed two challenges and wanted to share the pics with you.

My first challenge was to create something using an older cartridge with a St. Patrick's theme. 

If you would like to participate, visit Emma's page.


I really had a great time making this LO.  I think it will be fun to use a pic of my son on SPD.  He is Native American (from me) and Irish from his dad.  I think I am going to put the phrase "If your lucky enough to be Irish, your lucky enough" 

Recipe
SU Cardstock:  Taken with Teal, Garden Green, Black, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Blush Blossom (RET.)
DCWV: Patterned cardstock -- Spring Stack from a few years ago
Cricut Cartridge:  Simply Charmed
Other:  Studio 1 (Yellow Rhinestone)  3L Adhesive Dots

Challenge - Challenge Me Monday #50 Tree Time  Fantabulous Cricut


Recipe
Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Garden Green , Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Patterned Paper:  Citronella by K&Company
Cricut Cartridge:  Simply Charmed
Other:  White Ribbon (Details), D'Vine Swirl Cuttlebug Folder (Provo Craft) My Pink Stamper Stamps

I will be participating in a challenge on My Pink Stamper's page and will post my project as soon as it is done. 

See you soon!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Imagine That Friday -- Butterfly Kisses

Hey everyone!!  Welcome back to an Imagine That Friday video.  This week we did the girl version.  Next week we will work on the boy version.  I hope you enjoy it, I definitely enjoyed making it :)


I will post still pics later on.  I will also be posting pics of two projects I have been working on later. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Challenges

Hey everyone!!  I hope all is well in the crafting world :)

I thought I would share with you a couple challenges I participated in.  I am working on getting the Imagine That Friday videos back.  I have been having trouble with getting them posted.

I hope you enjoy the projects! 

The Challenge on this was to make a square card.  It was issued by Emma @ http://www.creativetimeforme.com/

This card is 6X6.

This challenge was to create a shaped card -- cutest little bunny ever!!

To see this challenge, go to:  Fantabulous Cricut




Hope you had a great weekend!  I will try to get more videos posted this week!!