Monday, October 29, 2012

A Hobby Lobby Adventure...

Good morning all:

I had such a successful Hobby Lobby adventure with my friend Deneen on Saturday to prepare for the nasty weather to follow. I have had a wonderful 2 days of craftiness thanks to Sandy. I managed to get 3 New Years cards, 4 Thanksgiving cards, a Design Team project (to be posted on a later date) and a card inspired by my DT project. I cannot believe I had such a productive weekend. Here are the fruits of my labor:

 My Cameo got quite a workout with these cards. This little fellow is just too cute!
I have to say that I love this last one. The color contrast just made me smile. I am definitely going to be using this paper on other cards to come. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week. Until next time...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Get them while you can....


Good afternoon all!

We are battening down the hatches in preparation of Sandy but I do not want my special friends to miss out on the opportunities that will be leaving soon. Creative Memories has a mini catalog that comes out every two months. We are going to be exiting the September/October period and entering the November/December catalog. The one thing you need to understand is that the products in the mini catalogs are LIMITED EDITION and once they are gone they're gone. I do not want you to miss out on the products that you really want by delaying. Some of the items from the September/October catalog that are MUST HAVES are the Rustic Fence and Pumpkin Chain cartridges (the Twinkle Chain border cartridge is already SOLD OUT). Another one to get while it last is the Sparkle Pocket Punch. You might have also have caught Nancy O'dell on TV talking about her newest book, "Here's to Fabulous You". This is a wonderful holiday gift for the special women in your life. 

For the November/December Catalog (which I can email to you), there are some extra special treats that I know I am going to be getting for myself as well. One is the EXCLUSIVE Cricut cartridge "Holiday Frames and Tags Cartridge". This is not just for the Winter Holidays. You can use it ALL YEAR LONG.The Limited Edition Zig Zag Diamond Border Maker Cartridge. The Border Maker System is my favorite tool and I do not miss one cartridge. The Be Merry and Joy Fast to Fabulous album has pre-printed pages so you just need to add your pics. Even if you are not normally a scrapbooker you can have a beautiful album to preserve your memories. And I cannot leave out the cardmakers either! The Nordic card set is for you. I wish I could show you all the pics but you will just need a mini catalog of your own. Feel free to email me HERE to receive one. I will also send you a holiday wish list so you can write down gifts for yourself and you can let me know who to contact. Think of me as your own personal elf.

Do you like free stuff? Well, gather a few friends together for a Christmas is Coming or Holiday Gifts workshop and you can earn the following Host Rewards (click the link). We have a blast and you can earn all the benefits.

I look forward to meeting your crafting needs. Until next time...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Year's is Coming Early....

Good evening all!

In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, I decided to make sure I got some creativity in. New Years is just around the corner so I decided to get a hop on them. One set I can show you and the other will have to wait. I was on the Silhouette store and saw this Subway Art for New Years. Being from New York this definitely struck a chord within me. I decided to make this in two different colors. Here they are:

I really like how they came out. As you can see, I am enjoying the Silhouette Cameo immensely! :)Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful evening. Until next time....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thank goodness for my Cameo....

After fighting a migraine all day, I had to get some cards done. The challenge was to use the following Stampin' Up colors: Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade and Night of Navy. Well I received these Craftworks Candi paper dots from a friend at my last crop and new they would be perfect. They remind me of fancy gumballs! I love using my Silhouette Cameo to make several cards at one time. I decided to make this card as it brought me back to my childhood and the neighborhood candy store. The large jars of candy that were all colors of the rainbow. So here is my card:

I decided to use my silver metallic to add some accent to my jar. Don't they look yummy :) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday :) Until next time....

P.S. - I had two jars left over and decided to change the color scheme. My daughter is turning 18 tomorrow and I wanted to make a card for her. Here it is :)

I will write a sentiment on the jar and a message on the inside. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Crafty Card Gallery's Sketch Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sketch Blog Hop. Everyone has had so much fun doing these it's turned into a regular event!
The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! You should have come from: INSERT BLOG HERE, if you didn't be sure to go back to the start at Be sure to check out all of the fabulous cards at the different stops!


And here is card I made with the tree sketch. I used my Cameo Silhouette, my Cuttlebug and lots of scrap paper.

I just love participating in these hops with the Crafty Card Gallery folks. Please make sure that you make your next stop Rachelle. Until next time....

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Sasha


Welcome to Sasha Loves Her Cricut Birthday Bash Party Blog Hop. Sasha is Lynne's oldest granddaughter at the ripe old age of 7 today. Sasha loves to craft with Grammie Lynne especially with the Cricut! She knows the rules of using the Cricut --- no food eaten or around the Cricut, no touching the Cricut when the blade is cutting and the most important rule - THE CRICUT IS NOT A TOY!!!

Everyone participating in this hop is to make Sasha card for her birthday using their Cricut - Sasha loves Disney Cars, Hello Kitty is her favorite cartridge to cut out and make into cards, Cinderella is her favorite Disney Princess and she loves balloons are just a few of her favorites.

Come along and help wish Sasha a very happy birthday!!!! If you just happened to stop by and visit me today, I'm thrilled and glad you follow me but I wouldn't want you to miss any of Sasha's party! Our party starts with Lynne, Her Craftiness, at If you followed the balloons and party streamers you should have been skipping along from .

Lynne is going through her stash and found all kinds of goodies in her recent move that she will make up a party favor bag to one lucky person that comments along the way.

There is a great group of ladies helping to celebrate Sasha's birthday and here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way with the confetti and balloons

  1. Lynne -
  2. Kimberly ~
  3. Lisa ~
  4. Anita~  
  5. Miriam ~
  6. Susan ~
  7. Jearise

For my card for Sasha, I have made Sasha a Disney Princess Birthday Card. I have not used my Cuttlebug and these cutting/embossing folder since I got my Cuttlebug about 2 yrs ago. I decided to use me Cameo Silhouette to design the majority of the card. I also new Creative Memories Border Maker Cartridge called "Twinkle Border". It was a limited release and I knew I had to have it. We know that the Border Maker System is my favorite CM tool. Here is the results:

I hate to have you leave before the cake is served, but have no fear, there will be other goodies along the way - Now I send you over to Jearise's blog. I hope you have a wonderful day. Until next time...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

What's On Your Desk Challenge

Greetings all!

I hope this post finds you very well and crafting away! We received out first Design Team Assignment for Crafty Card Gallery and it gave me the excuse to use items on my desk that I have never touched. As some of my followers know, I am an Independent Consultant for Creative Memories and my own best customer. I love the products and had ordered some Christmas paper and embellishments and the new Hexagon Place n Punch. Well I whipped this card up in 5 mins flat! 

Now to get you in the Christmas mood, you can look here for your own ideas. I plan on making a gazzillion of these for sure! Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day. Until next time....

Monday, October 8, 2012

Look Ma what I made....

Well, a 3 day weekend has done me good! Actually, the Cameo Silhouette has done me good too. I have been a crafting maniac since Saturday. I have made some projects I cannot share yet (they are future blog posts), wrote a magazine article and crafted with my friend Deneen today (I love when we get together). Well today I broke out some tear animal patterns that I bought awhile ago. Thanks to my other FB friend Staci (aka Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More) for teaching me about these! I decided to do two versions. Here they are:

I think they make the cutest couple!!! They may re-appear on a card one of these days :) Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a craftingly good week! Until next time....

CCG Blogaversary Challenge - Day Two

Good morning:

Here is another wonderful challenge from Crafty Card Gallery. We were given various cuts and colors of vinyl. The requirement was to make one card and one project. Well, my second project is my card. Again I went with the nautical theme and used my Cameo. Here is the result:

I used the silver, yellow and blue vinyl. All cuts were patterns from the Silhouette store. I am so happy with the results and can see making more of these. Thanks for stopping by and now I send you off to . Until next time...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CCG Blogaversary Challenge - Day One

Good morning:

Here is another wonderful challenge from Crafty Card Gallery. We were given various cuts and colors of vinyl. The requirement was to make one card and one project. Well, I made my first project for a very special person to me; my sister in my heart, Julie. She bought these glass canisters at Target and asked if I could decorate them for her. She loves lighthouses so I went with a nautical theme. Out came the Cameo Silhouette and and some great files. Here is the results:

I learned the hard way that you need transfer tape for vinyl as these are not perfect. For my first attempt I am happy with them and Julie loved them. Please come back tomorrow to see my next project with the vinyl. Now I send you on to . Until next time.....