Saturday, November 20, 2010

Paper Doll Dress Up Designs

Recently I have gotten on a kick of creating all the adorable children in costumes from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. Boy, have I been having fun! I just love the look of the cute little kids! Of course I also had to use the amazing PEACHY KEEN face stamps to make the children even more adorable. My Pink Stamper's fantastic stamp sets also helped make each card "POP" with a coordinating sentiment! I hope you enjoy my creations!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Emma's "Throwback Thursday Challenge"

This week Emma's Challenge is to create something Christmas themed. As I was creating my son's "Baby's First Christmas" ornament for the PKS "Let's Face It" Challenge this week, I decided to create a matching card for this challenge. I had a blast creating both pieces!

I used the cartridges "Christmas/Noel" and "Stretch Your Imagination". I hope you enjoy!

PKS "Let's Face It Friday" Challenge: Week 4

Peachy Keen Stamps is having another "Let's Face It" Challenge. This week's challenge is to create a winter holiday project using your Peachy Keen Stamps. My entry is an ornament that I made for my son's first Christmas. My son was born in August, so this Christmas will be his first. We are very excited!

I used two cartridges including my wonderful Gypsy. The cartridges include: "Christmas/Noel" and "Stretch Your Imagination". I had such a blast creating this ornament that I also created a card to match which I am using to enter into Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge this week. I killed two birds with one stone today and had a blast doing it! I hope you enjoy!

Both Projects Together:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Emma's Sports Theme Challenge!

Emma over at My Creative Time is having another Throwback Thursday Challenge. This week the challenge was to create something with a sports theme. Here is my entry! This a page I create for my little sister from her first season of school basketball from middle school. She is now a high school senior... boy, I have a lot of catching up to do with my scrapbooking. She is our basketball star!

MPS: Color Challenge

My Pink Stamper had a color challenge on Friday during her live feed. The challenge was to create something in 30 minutes using the colors pink, green, and purple. He is my entry! I recently learned how to make these cute flowers at a local Camp Scrap in my town. I hope you enjoy! :

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MPS "Halloween" Challenge/Giveaway

My Pink Stamper continues with her week of giveaways. This challenge was to create any Halloween or Fall related. The winner will receive the "Happy Hauntings" Cricut cartridge! I have been dieing to get this one too! I hope I am the big winner...

I created this simple card using the the scrap paper I had left over from another card I created. I thought this bat was so cute! I added googly eyes and the "Batty for you" sentiment from My Pink Stamper "Spooky Puns" Stamps. I also pulled out my iRock and placed orange jewels for the extra special tough! I hope you enjoy!

MPS "CUTE" Challenge/Giveaway

Robyn, My Pink Stamper, is having a week full of challenges and giveaways! How Fun!!! This challenge was to create something cute and post it. This giveaway is the "Simply Charmed" Cricut cartridge. I have been wanting that one SOOOO bad! It looks super cute!

Check My Pink Stamper out at:

My submission is a "cute" card I created using the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I have always had my eye on those cute costume cuts with the dolls, so I finally cute the "cute" little pumpkin costume! I also used My Pink Stamper "Buggy Puns" stamps for the "cutie patootie" sentiment! I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Emma's "Throwback Thursday" Challenge

Emma at My Creative Time is continuing her wonderful Throwback Thursday Challenge! This week's challenge was to create a "SHAPE" card and include the color "ORANGE" in it. I chose to use the "Create a Critter" cartridge with my Gypsy and the cute little Peachy Keen Stamp Set "Everyday Character Faces". I also used The Autumn Stack by DCWV.

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She is simply AMAZING!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Last of the Halloween Sticker Inspired Cards!

Here are the last cards I made using up all those cute clearance stickers I found. I had sooooo much fun creating all of these. I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

PKS: "Let's Face It Friday" Challenge

"Celebrating Your Muse" is the theme for this wonderful challenge from Peachy Keens Stamps! The goal was to may a new card or scrapbook page highlighting what inspires you and by using faces from Peachy Keen Stamps.

My muse or inspiration changes a lot depending on the time of year, month, season, or what has accured in my life lately. My muse this month is Halloween. As you can see on my latest posts, I have been going crazy with Halloween projects. Below you will find my entry for this challenge. I hope you enjoy!!
Check out the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Website to learn more:


Solid Cardstock: Orange and Black

Pattern Cardstock: Halloween Bats (??)

Peachy Keen Stamps: Make a Monster

My Pink Stamper Stamps: Spooky Puns

Hobby Lobby Ribbon

iRock Jewels

White Jell Pen (Peachy Keen)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

MPS: "It's a SPOOKY" Challenge

Here is my entry for the My Pink Stamper: "It's a SPOOKY" Challenge! Yes, I had to continue to use those cute little halloween stickers that I found at the bottom of my sticker collection! I think this is my favorite one yet! I think Robyn (My Pink Stamper) would agree... because it is PINK! I did use the My Pink Stamper "Spooky Puns" stamp set and thought it went perfectly with the background paper of the card! Isn't that little girl so CUTE!!! I hope you enjoy!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Inspired Halloween Cards!

Wow, did my sweet little angel of a boy sleep this afternoon. He really gave me a lot of much needed crafting time today. Here are a few more cards that I had time to make today!

I LOVE my new My Pink Stamper "Spooky Puns" Stamps. I'm so glad I finally had a chance to put them to use today! I had a blast! Hope you enjoy!

MPS 5 Million Hits Challenge: "Birdie"

Congrats to Robyn, My Pink Stamper, for having over 5 MILLION hits over at her blog! She is amazing, so there is no surprise that people love visiting her blog! Visit her at:
Below you will find my entry for her "Birdie" challenge. I was inspired to make this project from another challenge I participated in today. Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge inspired me to use my old halloween stickers I have been hoarding, so I went to town and made several cards at once. There was a little boy sticker dressed up like a birdie, so I thought I would make that one for this challenge. I had a blast today while my 5 week old little boy napped the afternoon away! It's really the first time since he arrived in August that I have gotten to craft this long. It felt great! I hope you enjoy!

Throwback Thursday "Old School" Challenge

Below you will find my entry for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge! I had a blast creating this card because the challenge was to not use any machines, but to create something "old school" style. I found these cute little halloween stickers that I bought years ago at Hobby Lobby in the clearance isle. I've always thought they were super cute, but never found a great way to use them... then my wonderful Cricut came and I started neglecting my collections of stickers all together. Thanks Emma for this challenge! I finally got to use these wonderfully cute stickers!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MPS Challenge: Anything Goes!

Here is my entry for the My Pink Stamper Challenge: Anything Goes! Check out her amazing blog at:


Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge

My Pink Stamper Stamps: Spooky Puns

Peachy Keen Stamps: Make a Monster Faces

Cardstock: White, Black, Orange, Green

i-rock Jewels

White Jell Pen

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MPS Color Challenge: Poodle Card

Here is my entry for the My Pink Stamper Color Challenge. To participate, the challenge was to create an original project using the colors: orange, pink, brown, and green! I hope you enjoy!

Card Recipe:

Gypsy Welding

Create a Critter Cartridge

Cardstock: Brown, Pink, Green, Orange

Peachy Keen Stamp Set: Critter Faces

Orange Buttons

Green Rhinestones

Black and White Accent Pens

Cricut Vinyl Project: Baby Nursery Wall Hanging

I wanted to share a project that I created and completed this week for my baby nursery. I have been wanted to put a quote on the wall above the crib and I finally broke down and did it. I created it using my Gypsy, my Cricut Expression, a 12x24 mat, and the Cursive 101 cartridge. I cut the font at 2.5 inching and I also used the welding feature to combine the letters into full words. It ended up being quite simple and took just a few hours, start to finish. I also used the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge for the two elephants at the bottom of the quote and the Storybook cartridge for the accent at the top of the quote. I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Throwback Thursday w/ Emma - Week 3

This is my entry for Emma's third Throwback Thursday Challenge! She has made these challenges so much fun because you get to use some of the older cartridge that sometimes can be overlooked. This week's challenge was to use the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I still love this cartridge!

Since I am expecting my first child in August, I thought I would use one of the cute baby cuts from PDDU to create a card. I am expecting a boy, so I used blue, orange, brown, and green. I thought it turned out cute! I hope you enjoy!


Cricut & Gypsy

Solid Cardstock: blue, orange, tan, and white

Patterned Cardstock: DCWV - "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Boy"

Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge

Mini Monogram Cartridge

Brown Ribbon

Peachy Keen Everyday Faces Stamp

Papertreyink Mega Mixed Messages Stamp

Light Green Rhinestones

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Throwback Thursday w/ Emma - Week 2

Here is my entry for Emma's second Throwback Thursday Challenge! Check her out at:

The challenge was to use the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge and the colors: red, blue, and brown. I thought this turtle turned out super cute... not a green turtle? What was I thinking??? :) I hope you enjoy!


Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge

Cardstock: Blue, Red, Brown, Tan

Papertreyink Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations!

My first baby shower is coming up next weekend and I just realized that I never posted the invitations that I made for the shower. (Yes, I made my own invitations for my own shower) My sister thought I was crazy, but I love doing this kind of stuff. My shower theme goes along with my nursery theme, which is jungle, so I incorporated the cute monkey from the Create-a-Critter cartridge into the invitation. I also used this super cute paper pack I found at Hobby Lobby a few months ago called, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Boy". I love this paper!!!! There is also a pack called "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Girl" and it is just as adorable.

Here is one version of the invitation. I actually used six different backgrounds from the paper pack to make 42 invitations. Tell me what you think!!
Super Cute Paper Pack:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Throwback Thursday with Emma!

Here is my entry for Emma's first Throwback Thursday Challenge!
I thought the Create a Critter beaver turned out great with my new Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Face. I love it! I used the new hide/contour feature on my Gypsy to hide the original beaver face so I could stamp the super cute beaver face! I hope you enjoy!


Create a Critter Cartridge

Everday Paper Dolls Cartridge

Peachy Keen Stamp: Critter Faces - Medium

My Pinker Stamper Stamp: Punny-licious

Monday, May 31, 2010

It's a BOY!

My husband and I are expecting a little baby boy in August! We are super excited; he will be our first child.

I wanted to post a few projects I have been working on. First, I found this adorable scrapbook album at Hobby Lobby that I had to get for his scrapbook I'm creating. His nursery is a jungle theme, so this album is perfect.

Here are a few pages I've made so far to put in his album. I've got a lot of work ahead of me, but I thought the more I complete before he arrives the better.

These are a few cuts I made from the Create-a-Critter cartridge that I am sure will fit in his album at some point. I just love playing with that cartridge!

Lastly, I wanted to show everyone the gorgeous mirror/frame my amazingly artistic uncle made for our nursery. He surprised us with it yesterday at a family BBQ. I love it and it matches perfectly! Thanks Uncle Doug!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

More Cards!

Here are two cards I made today! The first one is another birthday card for a family member. She loves horses, so I had to use the adorable horse from the Create-a-Critter cartridge. Super Cute!!

The second card is another Father's Day card. This one is for my father-in-law who is an avid gardener. I mixed and matched a lot of cuts from both Paper Doll cartridges. I thought it turned out cute. What do you think?

Friday, May 28, 2010

MPS: Father's Day Challenge

Here is my entry for the My Pink Stamper Father's Day Challenge! My dad is an avid golfer, so of course I had to make him a card with the little golfer from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. I also used the new My Pink Stamper Family and Friends stamps. Gotta love that Pink Stamper!!! I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hoppy Birthday Card!

Now that school is out for the summer, I am finding that I am having a lot more time to scrap and card-make! Here is another card I made for a family member's birthday. I can't get enough of the Create-a-Critter cartridge and I love the new My Pink Stamper Punny-licious stamps. They go great with this cartridge. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Two Family Event Cards!

Here are two cards that I have made recently for a couple of upcoming family events. The first cards is for my older sister's birthday. She loves cats, so of course I had to use one of the cute cats from the fabulous Create-a-Critter cartridge. The second card is for my cousin who will be getting married in July. I cut the man and wife from the Sweethearts cartridge. I hope you enjoy!