Friday, August 31, 2012

Boo!

Hi everyone, Welcome to Celebrate it Friday, Disney edition. Today's card is soooo cute! I think that you all will really like it. My kids wanted to play with the image like a paper doll. Be sure to watch the video to get the recipe and see how it gets put together.


This week's blog candy is this cute MME paper pad. To win just leave a comment on this post and I will post a winner in two weeks. Also, the winner never claimed the SEP Great Escape book. If you would like it, be the first one to email me with your address and it's yours.


Thanks for visiting me today.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

You Make my Whole Face Smile

Hi everyone, I have a super quick post for a challenge card that I made for the CardzTV challenge. The challenge was a color challenge which is the hardest challenge for me.

The challenge was to use the colors red, yellow and blue. I think that I cheated a little since my dp has some dots of other colors. The dp is I think from Echo Park Hello Summer. I used my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the card base and the ice cream cone is from Simply Charmed. I hid his face and used Peachy Keen stamps. The image is cut at 3.0. I also used an SU stamp for my sentiment. I tied a piece of ribbon onto my button and attached with a glue dot. I think it's cute but fun! Thanks so much for looking today.
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No Substitute

Hi everyone, Today is my card for the Just-a-scrappin challenge blog post. The challenge was to make a stair card. I had never made one before so I had to watch some youtube videos and look up tutorials and I still had some problems with making it work. So after practice and some ruined cardstock, I think I finally got it the way that I wanted it.

Isn't cute? The cuts are all from the Recess Cricut Lite cartridge and the sentiment is from the MFT stamp set Teacher's Pet. The paper is from my stash. I have had it for years and never used it because it was so glittery and pretty but it was perfect for my card today. Be sure to check out the JAS blog and join the challenge.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Heart & Soul



Hi everyone, welcome to Anything Goes Wednesday. Today's card uses this cute cut from the Nifty Fifties cartridge. She is cut at 3.5 and the base piece is cut at 3.37 inches and is from elegant Edges and is embossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. the dp is from Echo Park's Springtime. The flower is a cuttlebug die and the sentiment is from My pink Stamper.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Here Comes Trouble

Hi everyone, Today's tutorial is a slider card using the Paper Trey Ink Movers and Shakers Die. Be sure to watch the video to get the recipe and see how to make this fun card.

I think that if I made this card again, I would use a different image, the train really wasn't quite the right shape or size for this card.


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Monday, August 27, 2012

Little Monkey

Hi Everyone, Welcome to Make it Monday. Today's card uses the Hopscotch Paper pad from Basic Grey and the monkey from Life is a Party as well as the sentiment that goes along with that cut.




Please watch the video for all of the dimensions and to see how I put it together.




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Friday, August 24, 2012

You're a Scream

Hi everyone, Welcome to Celebrate it Friday, Disney edition. Today's card is Sully from the Best of Pixar cartridge. I cut him at 4.75 and I used purple stickles to embellish him. Isn't he cute? The sentiment is from Animated Greetings from Pink by Design.

Edited to add: Melissa from Moe Creations you are the winner of the Cricut Expression Book!!! Please email me with your address. I've been super sick, shortness of breath and lots of coughing. It was a rough week and I am on my second round of antibiotics! I think I'm getting better. Anyway, next week I should have a fun blog candy up!

Thanks for looking today!
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Signs of Fall

Hi everyone, Today I am sharing my design post for the Just-a-scrappin challenge. The challenge this week is signs of fall, using leaves but no brown. I found this a hard one because I really wanted to use brown. Be sure to watch the video to get the recipe and see how it all gets put together.


Thanks so much for looking today.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Crusin'


Hi everyone and welcome to Anything Goes Wednesday. Today's card is 4x9 1/4 and fits in a standard sized business envelope. The car is from Nifty Fifties and I think the road was cut from Everyday Paperdolls. I did a little bit of doodling with my white gel pen and my sentiment is from Pink by Design. The dp is from my stash and is retired SU. I always forget about using this size of a card for cuts that are long such as this car. It still only needs 1 stamp which is great! Thanks for looking today.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Cut Search

Hi everyone, Today's Tuesday tool is all about a great website that I use all the time. I am sure that many of you use it too.
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I do much of my crafting in a corner of my bedroom, I also have very limited space. Most of my Cricut handbooks are not readily at my fingetips when I am creating. My Cut Search not only allows you to view entire handbooks online but you can also do a search for a specific cut. It also works great on my smart phone. Since my computer is on the other side of the room, I use my cell phone to bring up the Cricut handbooks or to search for a cut or to help me with layering a cut since the cuts sometimes show up super small on my Gypsy. If you haven't used this valuable resource before, be sure to check it out! Pin It Now!

Monday, August 20, 2012

You're a Hoot

Hi everyone, Welcome to Make it Monday! To make this card I used the Owl cut at 4.5 from the Wild Card 2 Cricut Cartridge. The cardstock used is Kraft, blue and yellow and the designer paper used is from My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist -Fly a Kite. The sentiment inside is stamped with Dusty Durango from Pink by Design "You're a Hoot." I forgot to attach the feet in the video but you can see it in my pics below.



Thanks for watching today. Don't foget that I have a giveaway here.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Banana Bread for snacktime

Hi everyone, Welcome to Sunday Shareday! Today, I am sharing a very yummy and super easy banana bread recipe. My son calls it "cake bread."

The recipe is adapted from the Martha Stewart Baking Handbook. This is an awesome cookbook! I just wish that I had more time!

Recipe:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tb vanilla extract
about 3 medium ripe mashed bananas
1 cup nuts - optional
1/2 cup milk
non-stick cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 350. Coat 2 9x5 inch loaf pans with the spray. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, set aside.

(I use my Kitchen aid with the paddle attach. In a bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil until combined. Beat in flour mixture. Add vanilla, banana, nuts if using, milk and beat til just combined.

Divide batter evenly between two pans. Bake, rotate pans halfway through until toothpick comes out clean, 60-65 minutes. Tranfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pans and let cool completely.

I will just say that when I make this, I add nuts but my stepdaughter made the last batch and she doesn't like nuts so she left them out and honestly, my little ones liked it better without nuts. We were going to freeze the second loaf but it all got eaten up, very quickly!!! The original recipe called for buttermilk and coconut. Only my husband likes the coconut and I didn't have any buttermilk so I just used what I had (2%) milk and it was still great.


I also forgot to mention that I was in the top 5 last week on the Fantabulous Cricut blog for my Paper Pups card.
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Don't forget I have a giveaway here.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Beary Best Friend

Hi everyone, I have a card that I made for the color challenge over at CardzTV. The challenge was to to use yellow, royal blue, gray and bright purple. I decided to make a card using the Create a Critter cartridge. Be sure to watch the video to to get the recipe and to see how it all gets put together.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Happily Ever After

Hi everyone, Today,I am sharing the card that I gave my brother and his new wife at their wedding and I think that it came out so cute. I can't take credit for the idea but I saw this Youtube video and had to make my own Mickey and Minnie Wedding card. My card is sized at 6x6. I am not normally a fan of larger sized cards because of the postage but since I knew that I would be delivering it, it was actually really fun to make a larger card. Mickey and Minnie are sized at 5.5 and I used the top hat from Billionaire and the veil from Everyday Popups. I used the DCWV silver cardstock that I had gotten from Marshalls and the silver dp is from my stash. The sentiment is from Pink by Design.

I did a little bit of white doodling and would it be wrong for me to say that I love, love, love this card!!!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Learning Fun

Hi everyone, Today, I am sharing my Just-a-scrappin challenge. The challenge was to create a school themed project using orange, ribbons and bling. I think that I was successful! Be sure to watch the video to get the recipe and see how it all gets put together.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Take Time to Relax

Hi everyone, I am back with my second post of the day. I made a card for the CardzTV challenge to use a "Critter". I chose a cut from the Crocs Rule Cricut Lite Cartridge. Be sure to watch the video to get the recipe and see how it all gets put together.


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Fluttering By


Hi everyone. Today's card uses the Echo Park Springtime paper pad and my cute butterfly is from Create a critter. I used elegant edges for my mat and I do like how it came out. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper and I accented my card with a simple button tied with twine.

I have a question for you all today...what would you like to see in terms of videos and/or projects on the blog? Leave me some ideas in the comments section.

Thanks.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Hi everyone, This post is my second one of the day. No video with it as I am still suffering from this horrendous summer flu. Hack hack cough cough! Anyway, I really like doing the Fantabulous Cricut challenge each week and I was able to get it done! The challenge was to create an Olympic inspired card. I remember very vividly the 1984 Olympics, they were in L.A. and ABC had it that year and they showed absolutely every thing, every heat, every medal ceremony. I was 11 years old and my sister was 9. That summer we raced in our pool, we did medleys and attempted the butterfly and we pretended we were synchronized swimmers! So my card is inspired by that summer and how funny we must've looked trying to twirl our legs under water!

I used the Fun in the Sun Cricut Lite cartridge cut at 3.0 and Elegant Edges cut at 3.5. I did some doodling on my mat cut. The dp is from the Splash paper pad by Echo Park and the buttons are from SU.  The sentiment is from the Summer Vacation stamp set from Pink by Design.

Thanks so much for looking!

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Cricut Expression Book Giveaway

Hi everyone, Today's "tool" is the book "Cricut Expression : a comprehensive guide to creating with your machine."


I got the book because I was curious about it. The amazon website describes the book:







In a clear and accessible way, Cathie Rigby teaches the basics of the Cricut Expression machines (both the original and the new Cricut Expression 2) and cutting for beginners. For advanced crafters, this book instructs on features such as modes and functions, and teaches how to create with color, texture, and dimension. A cutting guide teaches the perfect settings to cut every type of material. A separate chapter introduces the new features of Cricut Expression 2 and explains how it differs from the original Expression machine. More than 50 creative projects inspire ideas for home d├ęcor, gifts, parties, cards, and scrapbook layouts.

I found that the book had quite a bit of information for the beginner, novice cricut user but did not really add anything to someone who is an advanced user. It was the kind of book that I wish I had 5 years ago when I got my baby bug. I do have my copy to give away. If you would like a chance to win this book, please leave a comment on this post. I will select a winner on Friday 8/24.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Rain or Shine Hello Kitty

Welcome to Make it monday!!!
To make this card you will need an A2 cardbase, Cricut cuts from Elegant Edges cut at 3.75 and Hello Kitty Greetings cut at 3.5. Sentiment is from Rain or Shine from My Favorite Things and Ribbon is Green organdy from SU. Yellow stickles on her raincoat and some doodling with a fine tip black pen.

Thanks so much for watching today.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wedding Pics!

Hi everyone, Thank you all for visiting me on Sunday Shareday.


This is the day that I share random stuff, some recipes and other fun stuff. When I went to the Doctor a couple of days ago, I found out that I had gotten a lovely summer flu. Very sad way to end my summer vacation. Anyway, last weekend, I went to a big Las Vegas wedding. My brother got married and there were about 150 guests! My daughter and niece were flower girls. Can you guess which little girl is mine?


My son was the ring bearer.

The rehearsal was kind of a mess so I was really worried and it was a really long aisle but the kids were awesome and I was a proud mama. Oh Yeah, and I am also happy about my new sister-in-law.

Thanks for visiting me today.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

You Make My Heart Thump

Hi everyone, Welcome to Celebrate it Friday, Disney edition. Today's card is a super cute card using the Disney Cricut cartridge Disney Classics. I cut my Thumper out at 5.0 and used some stickles to embellish my cut. The dp is from My Mind's Eye and is called All Spice. The sentiment is from Animated Greetings from Pink by Design. Be sure to watch the video to see how I put it all together.





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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Paper Pups Catch a Wave

Hi everyone, This is my second post of the day so be sure to scroll down and see my other card. My brother's wedding was fabulous and the kids did great. I will be posting a picture soon. I haven't had a chance because I came down with some kind of Las Vegas bug. I have had a fever for 3 days and am actually leaving to go to the doctor in a couple of minutes but before I started feeling terrible, I made this card for the fantabulous cricut challenge which is to make a beach, water scene. I used my little used paper pups cartridge cut at 3.5.
Be sure to watch the video to see how it all gets put together.
Thanks for visiting today!
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