Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hi folks, I'm putting myself into another contest. DCWV is giving away a Midnight Spell Stack,  an Amber Autumn Stack & a  Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge. Go on over and check out their site.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I went to a Blog Hop and I won a door prize. The hop was sponsored by Stampingscrappingstore. The stamps that I won were contributed by Stampingscrapping. "Celebrations" is a bundled set of four set. I won one of the four. The set I won is so cute. It has darling froggys (a him and a her) a couple of dinos, frames, etc. This set of stamps work with the Nestabilities label sets 10 & 12.
Here is my card. I used Nestabilities lable set 12.
My card is very plain as I have never done a baby card. The stamp is actually two stamps, the frame and the froggy. I stamped her then used chocolate brown embossing powder. I added wiggly eyes. I stamped and embossed before I cut the labels. The letters are plastic and the tiny frogs are islets which I had in my stash. My first choice for the foundation was not purple but when I laid the green (accidentally) on this color everything changed. I just couldn't get away from it and I have no baby print paper that I could use with it. Next time paper is on sale, I will be purchasing some baby prints. I would appreciate constructive comments on improving this card. 
Thank you Cindy for this lovely set of stamps.
This is my entry to the third Lets Ink it Up challenge with a twist.
The stamp is from Inkadinkado and the charms are Funky chunky by Plaid. The paper and decorative piping are from my stash. I colored the cake tops with Twinklette pens. I also used a gold Galaxy Marker, a red Slick Writer and Stazon ink to stamp with. Now I was to use a favorite stamp, and this isn't necessarily a favorite, but I wanted to make a birthday card; and the cupcake charms worked well with the stamp. Or is it the stamp worked well with the charms? Which came first? The charms did.  I am going to have to play with this stamp because I think it has a lot of potential This is also my SCS299 card.

Go here for more information on the Lets Ink it Up challenge.
the lucky winner will win a £20 voucher from  CaroLines Rubber Stamps for her shop

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ever spend lots of time looking through the cartridge books for an image you would like to cut? Do you know what images are each and every cartridge you have? If you spend more than a few minutes finding an image you want to cut, go to this site:

You type in the image you are looking for, click the "search" button and all the cartridges that have that image come up. You click on one of the cartridge boxes and it brings up the image and the page number in the book. You can sit at your computer and find the image you want. Yeah, it takes some time, but you're not pulling out books and flippin pages to find the image. If you are looking for a dog, you see only the cartridges and pages that have dogs.
I'm not sure how up-to-date they are on the cartridges, I found this info yesterday on Cricut Green with Envie blog. I spent most of my time trying to get the button for the Cricut Search site on to my site. Success!! Its on the right about mid-way down. But you can get there through the purple link above.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I went on a Blog Hop and I won a door prize. This was my first Blog Hop and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It was: StampingScrapping Designs New Stamps Blog Hop!
4 Lucky winners would win their choice of one of the newCelebrations stamp sets.
The following are the Design Team"s blogs I got to go visit: 
Cindy E ,Wini ,Froggy, Stephanie , Mindy , Leanne
Vivi ,  Billie, Sheri, Cindy 2, Anary

I went to one blog a day (the first one being the sponsor of the Hop) and had to leave a comment. Leaving a comment was not difficult at all as there were so many wonderful projects to comment on. Many of these offer challenges and/or candy.
Thank you, Cindy for the Blog Hop and the prize I won.
I joined in on the Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along sponsored by Bernat yarn. The first clue was given on September 22. This is the square I made according to the directions I received. Today I went through and read the post on the Bernat site and discovered that I had done mine wrong. I worked under one loop instead of two loops. My MIL taught me 40+ years ago to crochet and she never told me I was suppose to work under two loops unless stated otherwise. (My MIL was a wonderful person and among other things, she taught me to knit and crochet. Her method of teaching me is another post.)
So all these years I have been working under one loop. Now if you want to see what the square should look like go over to the site on Wednesday. They will post the square and give us clue 2. If one keeps up with the clues, the afghan will be completed before Christmas. Anyone can do this Crochet-Along, so go on over there, grab the clue and begin crocheting. You do two squares and they only take a couple of hours. If you decide to make this afghan, let me know. The more the merrier.  Take care

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I have several Christmas paper stacks which I have never used. I pulled one out this month and decided to use a few sheets. Someone said that when you use a sheet of paper, use it all. Do you realize how many cards you can make out of one 12 x12 sheet of paper? The first card using the  green print is the crimped card on the right. The card on the left, I used the negative of the diamond. The two solids are from  8 1/2 x 11 sheets of CS. I used the red and beige papers for the foundation of the cards. The other halves will be used in other cards.

As you can see, that piece of green print is still being used along with the red and the green. I still have more of the green print which will probably go into the scrap drawer. 
I received the snowman images in a swap about a year ago. I have a stack of images (about 5" high) and have never used any of them. Today I did! All of the snowmen  I colored using pencils, Zig markers, Twinklett pens, Galexy markers and/or Slick writers. . The buttons and the eyes are black half pearls. On the print paper I colored some of the leaves with a green Twinklett pen and added the red gems. The two top fold cards were made for SCS challenges.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

 I haven't used my Cricut in quite a while; decided it was time to pull it out and put it to work. I had my mystery item (faffia) to use and wanted to do something halloweeny. This card is what I came up with.
I used the October 31 cartridge to cut the word "Beware", the pumpkin and the gate. The spider is an embellishment that came in a package of Halloween pieces. I used the raffia to make the bed of straw for the pumpkin to sit on.
The October 31 cartridge has some pretty neat suff on it. There are only  50 images, but a good variety and some of them are very ornate. Really nice cartridge.
Take care

Friday, September 10, 2010

This is Carlie. I acquired him from Animal Control in August 2007 when he was six weeks old. We call him "garbage dog" because he will eat anything and loves to go through our trash looking for food. His favorite thing to find is chocolate. He likes chocolate almost as much as I do. Last Halloween, he found a bag of mini mars bars, and ate about 8 before we discovered he had them. He likes pop corn too and loves to get hold of the used bags; although I suspect he would rather have them full of popped corn.
He likes walnuts. We discovered this when we started finding empty walnut shells laying around. We give the nut to him in its shell, he cracks it open and eats the nutmeat. Unfortunately, he hasn't learned to clean up the shells. As with the rest of the things he eats, he leaves the wrappers on the floor for me to pick up.
I bought one of those unstuffed dog toys (as shown on TV) for him. Its true what they say, it will outlast the stuffed toys. It still squeaks, has all its extremities (is missing an ear) and he is still interested in it.  I bought another one and will give it to him for Christmas. I missed his birthday.
Well, that's Charlie, another member of our family.
Thank you for stopping by. Take care

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Made this card for a CPC challenge and for SSSD Color of the Month swap. Colors to use are Black, Yellow and White. Yellow is one of my favorite colors. These colors work well together and with this sketch.
I tried to upload a picture of the CPCST73 sketch challenge, but the uploader didn't like something in the address from my files. So have put the link here
This stamp is one of my favorites, and I use it on a lot of my swap cards. I hope you like my card.
Thank you for stopping by.    Take care.