Monday, October 31, 2011

Fright Night Part II

Happy Halloween! Today I am showing the rest of my Halloween Fright NIght album. In one of the pockets, I made a little card using the Pumpking Carvings cartridge and Pink Design stamps. A great place for little pictures and journaling.

This page has two tags which can be used for pics and journaling. I also made a pocket using a Martha Stewart fence punch. I cut out a cat and a ghost from my cricut. You also see a Recollections Journaling tag.

Thanks for looking. Enjoy tonight!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Fright Night

Hi everyone, Happy Friday. So begins a super busy week! First some business, the winner of last weeks stamp set is Julie E. Please email me with your address so that I can get your stamps to you. This week I am giving away this fun fall stamp set from Hanna stamps. To win just leave a comment on this post and I will post a winner next Friday.

Saturday, Lily has dance and Tyler has soccer and Tyler has his first non-family birthday party to go to. Then on Sunday, my friends and I are taking my sister our for her birthday which is actually on the day after Halloween. Apparently, my mom was supposed to have a c-section since my sister was breach with the cord wrapped around her neck, but the 2 year old me had the royal fit of all fits when my mother took my Halloween candy away which as my mother tells it caused her to go into labor early which is why my sister was born the day after Halloween.

Then on Monday, it's Halloween and we usually all go to my mom's and do our trick or treating there, that way my parents can see the kids and we can all go together in the neighborhood we grew up in.

Today, I am sharing something that I have been working on for awhile, this Halloween mini. First, I have to give enormous credit to Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon. This is from her paperback album tutorials. Yes, this album is made using paperbags. On the cover of her album, she used a skeleton and I couldn't find one that I liked but I found this super cute spider which worked perfectly. I used hotglue to adhere it. I also used Recollections dimensional stickers in the album especially on the front cover.

The book has tons of real estate for pictures and large pictures too. There are pockets and foldouts - very cool. Here is a pocket along with some dimensional stickers and a journaling tag also from

It really is a paperback album and so there are pullouts from the bag - I put tabs on the end of these to make it easier to pull out.

I will show the rest of the pics tomorrow. Making these mini albums is getting addicting. They are really fun to make and once you 've made a few, they are easy and quite quick to make! Thanks for looking today.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Best Foot Forward

Today's card was a quick one to put together using the August stamp of the month from CTMH. I stamped all the elements in black and used my glue pen to put black glitter on her dress. The dp is scraps from an SEI halloween paper pad.

Today's post is a quickie!

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween High

Today's card is a fun one. The dp is scraps from an SEI paper pack and the scrap that was left included this moon and stars so it was perfect background for this witch that I cut from the Cricut Martha Stewart Cartridge. The fence is an SU Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is from Pink by Design.

So Lily is going to be Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog. I got her the whole ensemble, shoes, tiara, wand. Robert has to take Tyler to the Halloween store to pick out his costume. He keeps changing his mind.

Have a good day!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Love Bandit Blog Candy

Last week's winner wasLinda Peterson, Please contact me with your address. This week's prize is this awesome SU stamp set. To win just leave a comment on this post and I will post the winner next Friday.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Glittery witch

Today I am sharing a card that I made using the Martha Stewart cartridge - I think it's occasions. I cut the moon and all the layers at 3.0. The witch was cut with black paper and I then covered it with black glitter. The dp is scrap from my SEI Halloween paper pack from last year and was scraps from my Halloween mini album that I hopefully will be showing you guys at the end of the month. The ribbon is from my stash but i think that it came from Taylored Expressions. It's a pretty simple card but Halloween signals the busy season for my - lots of birthdays and the holidays all rolled into one! Have a good day.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Live life

Today, I am sharing a project that I will be linking up for a Cricut Blog Challenge to make a project for someone. This project will be given to a colleague for Christmas. This album is from a tutorial from Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon and is made of envelopes. The front cover has a welded sentiment using the Gypsy font. The butterfly is from Art Philosophy. I covered the sentiment with red stickles and the butterfly has some pearls from my Viva Decor pen. The binding is a Duck (duct) tape binding.

The paper is from the Blossoms stack from DCWV and here is a pocket with some tags including a fun butterfly tag.

Here are some other tags and journaling spots.

I hope that you like my product today! I am super addicted to making these albums so you will be seeing more of them!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hats off!

Today's simple card uses scraps - the dp is from an SEI paper pack that I am using for a Halloween mini book I am making and the ribbon is also a scrap that I just found floating around my ribbon drawer. The stamps are from CTMH and were the stamp of the month for August. The stamps of the month this quarter are awesome and many of them coordinate with their Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. The size of the card is 4.25 x 4.25.

Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011


Today's card is a silly one using the ghost from 3 Little Birds Cricut cartridge. The paper is from Martha Stewart and was inspired by a card from

I still haven't gotten the kids their costumes, I better get started because time is ticking! Thanks for looking!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch & Blog Candy!

Last week's blog candy winner is Luanne: This week, the blog candy is this Boho Blossoms Retired stamp set from MFT. To win just leave a comment on this post and I will post the winner next week.

Today, I am sharing a layout that I made of our trip to the Pumpkin Patch last year. I finally got around to making a layout. I used retired SU dp and my cricut. I think I used the Robotz cart for the lettering and the pumpking are from Create a Critter. I really did a simple layout but the pictures really were so fun with wonderful colors that I think they told the story. It has been awhile since I posted a layout. I am again so behind! I have only a few short months to get 2011 scrapped! Ugh! I better get to work!

I cannot believe how hot is has been, high 90's and even 100! Last night we ate dinner at the gourmet food trucks they have every Thursday by my sister's house. I had the ultimate taco from the Lime Truck (which one the Great Food Truck Race on Food TV Network), yummy. Today, I am taking the kids to my parents house to go swimming. Yep, swimming in October. I hear it's supposed to cool down and I am looking forward to it because it's just too hot to do anything!

have a good weekend everyone.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Trick or Treat

Today's card is for the Cricut Circle Blog Challenge to win a Cricut Imagine. It was a sketch challenge and I used the Mini Monsters Cart for the sentiment and the witch was cut using the Pumpkin Carvings cartridge. The ribbon is from my stash and I have so little of it left. The dp is from WE R Memory Keepers. I did a little bit of doodling to make the images stand out a bit.

Don't forget that I have blog candy here.

I have a super busy week! Thanks for looking.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Witch Girl

Today, I have a card made using a new stamp set that I just got from SU. I think it's called Card cuties or something to that effect. It has cute kids representing the fall and winter holidays. I used this cute little witch girl sitting on a pumpkin and colored her with copics. Her cape and hat have black glitter. I used some more of the scraps sitting on my desk for the background. The dp is SEI from last year. I want to say it's called Spookville.

Only a couple of more days until Halloween. I hope that you are all ready for the ghosts and goblins to pay a visit!

No prize this week, I am using this week to play catch up. Last week's winner was: Please email me to claim your prize. I have a lot of unclaimed prizes so please check to see if you have won. If their are no claims to past prizes than I will be giving the unclaimed prizes away in December. You guys have until next Friday to claim your prizes and then I am moving on. When you email me please tell me what prize you have won.

Thanks to everyone who visits me each week. I hope that you all enjoy the blog candy. Next week I will be back to offering my blog candy...I just need a little teeny tiny week off.

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Circles and Coffee...

Today, I am sharing a funky creation. It was cased from a RAK that I received. First, I punched out circles of different sizes using my punches in daffodil and green and adhered them to the front of my espresso cardstock. I then embossed with the swiss dots folder. The coffee cup and sentiment are from A Muse studio and are stamped in kraft. It's so not my style but I love the funky look of it!

Thanks for looking today!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Candy

Today's card is for another Cricut Circle Blogoversary challenge. The challenge was to use the cuttlebug. I made a card using the Just Cards cartridge. My sheep is cuttlebugged with the dots embossing folder. I doodled on the sentiment part. The paper is pumpkin pie, black and marina mist. The dp is from my stash and of course I can't remember the name of it. The ribbon is celery and it's SU. It was from sale-a-bration a few years ago. It' s a simple card but I like how it came out.

Last week's winner is Suzanne: Please email me with your address so that I can mail your prize to you.

This week's prize is this fall stamp set from MFT. I think that it's retired. To win, leave a comment on this post and I will post the winner next week.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011


Today, I am sharing a card that I made for a challenge and didn't post in time. In this case, one of the mojo Monday's from August. I used the sketch found there, along with Just Cake dp, espresso and daffodil cardstock and chocolate satin ribbon.

The stamp is from the Posy hostess stamp set. The colors are not my usual colors so that was fun. Have a good day!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dog Gone It!

This week the Cricut Circle Blog is celebrating its anniversary. The challenge for this card is to use one of the exclusive circle cartridges. For the challenge I used the Pop-UP Neighborhood cart and cut the dog house at 3.75 and the dog was cut at 2.0. I used my white gel pen and black pen for a little bit of doodling because some of the cuts looked a little stark. The dp is from my stash and was exactly the right size I needed. The sentiment is from Pink by Design stamps. I really like how it came out. Thanks for looking. Don't forget I have blog candy listed below!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hot Dog

I have a shaped card for you all today. I actually had made this for a challenge but I didn't get a chance to post it in time. The cuts are all from Create a Critter. The dp is retired and the colors are peach parfait and daffodil. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper. I used my Cuttlebug for a little embossing. I added a little white stitching. Isn't a fun card for a little kid? Lily loved it and commandeered it.

Have a great day!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

World Card Making Day Challenge!

Hi everyone,
Today, I am sharing the thank you cards that I made for Tyler's birthday. It was also the perfect card for World Card Making day and I am submitting it for the Cricut Circle blog World Card making Challenge. The card uses the Mickey and Friends cartridge, cut with all his layers. The dp is EK success and the sentiment stamp is from CTMH. I also used gingham ribbon. I believe that Mickey was cut at 3.5. Thanks for looking today.

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