Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Challenge Sites

Hello Crafters,
Today I decided I wanted to do a challenge or two but then I ran into my same ol' problem...I was going to have to find a challenge site that had a current challenge taking place and one I was inspired by. I came up with this idea...I went to a bunch of the blogs that I follow and looked up some of the challenge sites they had mentioned, then I started to make a list in a word document. After getting a bunch saved I realized they were in no sort of order and again I was lost as to where to begin. That was when it hit me...why not put them in order of the day of the week the challenges are posted and 'tada' my list began. I am sure I am going to add to this over and over again which is why it is great that I have it in a word document (also I can click on the link from word and save myself time from having to surf for them). I am very pleased with my list so far and hopefully this bit of organization will help me spend more time crafting in the future and less time hunting for inspiration. Here is my list so far to help inspire you too, let me know if there is a challenge site I should add that you think I will love!
Happy crafting!

Challenge Websites


Mojo Monday

Bitten by the Bug 2
Fantabulous Cricut


Card Creations and more

The Photo-Synthesis Challenge

(Every Second Tuesday) Made by Momo


Circut Cardz TV Challenge

More than Favors

Crafting with Christina

Jitterbuggin Challenge

My Creative Time – Throwback Thursday

Paper Cutz Challenge

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Need some Design Studio help

Hello Crafters,
By mistake I added a cartridge I don't own to the 'My Cartridges' on Design Studio and for the life of me I can't figure out how to delete it there a way? Any and all help is welcome!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut!!!

I was featured on the Fantabulous Cricut Blog! How cool is that?! Seeing my creations on my blog is one thing but to see them on someone elses well I was over the moon happy!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Momo's Challenge Entry

After reading the description of Momo's latest challenge I began to sweat....I have never really made a baby card and as I looked through my cartridges I realized I was going to be very limited as to what design I could create. Then there was the issue of paper. After heading to the store and purchusing some new papers. I had to I tell you ;) I came home and fought to make this card for what seemed like hours! This is my final creation:
Patterned paper: imaginisce
Pastel Papers: Recollections
Buttons: Frenchy's find
Ribbon: Offray
Bottle: Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge Pg 29 cut @ 9"
Punch: fiskars treading water 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Chance to win a Cartridge Alert!

Hello Crafters,
There is a contest on Obsessed with Scrapbooking for Hello Thursday. The giveaway is three cartridges to 3 different crafters! I am posting it on my blog to give me more chances to win. Check it out and post it to your blog too! Good Luck!

Card Creations and more by Christina Challenge Entry

Hello Crafters,
I was just doing a little blog surfing and found a link to a 'new to me blog' Card Creations and more by Christina and on it Christina is having a challenge. When I read that the challenge was to use the Create-a-critter cartridge I was in! Heck ya...I have been crafting with this cartridge all day!

Notebook Recipe:
Patterned paper - DCVW Holiday Stack, Christmas Collection (I got this in Jan. on Clearance for $9.99 and it is a huge stack! Ok I confess I bought the last three in store and yes 2 were the same stack but come on it was too good a deal to pass up! I find I use many of the papers in my everyday crafting too...really they are not overly full of cheer! 
Soild green paper -  Recollections 8.5x11
Light green paper - scrap pile source unknown :S
Ribbon - Offray (the really cheap stuff from Walmart .50 cent a roll or sometimes 3 for a $1.00 at Michaels!This is my all time favourite ribbon. I am not a huge fan of the thick stuff. I like just the thin little extra and the price is right!
Buttons - Frenchy's (for those of you who missed my button post click here
if you want to know what Frenchy's is and why it is so great that I get my buttons there)!
Punch - threading water punch by fiskars
Binding - used my GBC bindmate and a 9/16 clear comb
Wow that was the longest recipe post ever...thanks for sticking through it! :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Creative Time: Thursday Throwback Challenge Entry

Hello Crafters,
I made this journal for a student I have just started tutoring to get him ready for the school year (which starts at the beginning of Sept. here) The first day he saw it he asked if when it was full if he would keep it. Silly boy of course he can...I mean really it has his name on it lol! The letters and the pencil and star were all die cuts from a package I have had for years! The pencil was solid orange and I used some scraps to fancy it up. I used my GBC binding machine so that I can just take out and add pages as needed.
As always thanks for looking and happy crafting!
PS. Sorry about the terrible quality of the picture I tried a new way of taking them and it didn't work at all! Back to plan A ;)

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Hello Crafters,
I was just doing some blog hopping and noticed a post on the Fantabulous Cricut challenge blog that is about creating something with the word smile! Here is the card I created. It is very simple and looking back I wish I had of done a layer for the butterfly...oh well next time!
Happy Crafting!

Playing with Vinyl

Hello Crafters,
For my birthday last month my friend gave me some cricut vinyl and I finally got around to playing with it! I started out decorating my cricut (don't you find the blank slate a bit boring...especially the cream machine)? After mastering that project I felt pretty confident and decided to try my hand at 'prettying up' a really dated mirror that has with stood the test of time and my many moves over the years! It is such an ugly old thing but too perfect to get rid of. Now....I have a new found love for it! Let me know what you think?
Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ice Cream Cone Cards

I was just uploading all the pictures off my camera and realized I had taken a picture a while ago of some cards that I made for a BBTB2 Challenge blog and totally forgot to post it :( Anyways obviously the challenge is over but I thought I would still share because I love the way they turned out! I am going to be giving them as a gift set.
Happy Crafting!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Check out this Blog Candy!

 Latin Scrap Diva Lvette has been blogging for three years and to celebrate she is having a giveaway. I am not only posting this because I would love to win her candy but also because it inspires to me see someone has been doing this for three years and still loves it! I can only hope that is three years time I can say the same thing and that I am still making time for the things I truly enjoy, scraping and blogging :)
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Hello Crafters,
Brian is on vacation this week so my usual craft time has been spent out running the roads but today I convinced him to put together a new shelf for my scrap room and hang another! I'll take pictures once I get everything all nicely organized. For now we are heading to the cottage for a couple days but it is my goal to get some crafting in this weekend and post a few things (I am also packing my laptop so I can work on some things on Design Studio but shhhh ;) Until then happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I won some Blog Candy!

Hello Crafters,
Over on Cricut me that Abbie had a giveaway for getting 200 followers and I won it! How great is that?! Here is what I will be getting:

I can't wait to play with this stuff!
Happy Crafting everyone!