Monday, August 30, 2010

Lots of Fun Cards!!

Here is a card that I designed for Thoughts2paper as part of our Christmas inspiration month! I found the directions at Splitcoaststampers and used product from the Thoughts2paper store! I love that it is a 2 in 1 opens like a card to write on the inside yet, the front of the card has a pocket to hold a tag and another pocket to hold a gift card!

Supplies used from Thoughts2paper store: Bazzill cardstock, Bo Bunny St. Nick toyland and hollyberry paper, Bo Bunny St Nick buttons and bling, cream tulle (stock), Tim Holtz crushed olive distress ink and MS double loops punch. Additional supplies: ATG gun and scallop punch!

My next project is a series of cards using my absolute favorite image from the Cindy Loo cricut cartridge....the DEER!!! You can find the cartridge at the Thoughts2paper store, but get it fast before it sells out! I used some MM vintage scraps to make these cards!

I used the frame feature and the border feature (for the kissing deer) and made an assortment of cards with the different features but only used the deer image! I love how they all turned out and all the cards are a different size! The 'smile' and the 'so deer' titles were cut using the CAC cartridge...also available at Thoughts2paper!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Still time to win a new PINK ATG gun!!

Hi friends, just wanted to let you know that you still have some time to create a layout based on the sketch at Thoughts2paper for your chance to win a new PINK ATG gun!!! All you need to do is create a layout based on the is, flip it or rotate can even create a card with the's up to you! So start creating and link it up on the Thoughts2paper blog under sketch #8!!! Have fun!!

P.S. were a winner in the blog hop, so please get it touch with me to claim your prize!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I hope you loved all of the inspiration from our Thoughts2paper blog hop and that you took advantage of the 40% off sale in the store!!

First of all, I would like to thank all of you for leaving such sweet comments, they are much appreciated and thank you to those of you who chose to follow my blog!!!

Second of all I want to thank my fellow Design Team members who took the time to comment on my blog as well!!

So, instead of using to choose a winner, I decided to do it the good old fashion way....picking a name out of a hat. Well, I have two children and they both wanted to pick a name...of I thought it would only be fair to let them each pick a name. Sooooo, what we did was we my son chose one winner to receive the crocheted flowers and my daughter picked one lucky winner from my Design Team members who left a comment on my blog to also receive a package of crocheted flowers!! How exciting...and might I add fair to the that?!?!?!?!

Here is Christopher to announce the winner

....................................THE WINNERS of my hand crocheted Christmas flowers are...........................

*********CHERYL ********
And here is Samantha to announce my fellow DESIGN TEAM WINNER........................

**********DELFINA *******
Congratulations girls!! Please leave me a way that I can get in touch with you, thanks!!
Thank you all for participating in the Thoughts2paper blog hop and I hope you were all as inspired as I was to start creating some beautiful Christmas cards, layouts and projects!!
Please scroll down to see my lastest and might I add adorable project for Thoughts2paper!!!

Christmas Sleigh with 3 Adorable Reindeer!!!

I have to say that this is one of my favorite projects...I love the adorable reindeer cut from the Create A Critter cricut cartridge and when I was asked to decorate a die cut sleigh for Thoughts2paper, I knew immediately what I was going to do!!! I just love how this turned out!!

The die cut ships flat, so I traced both the front and back using Bo Bunny papers and cut it out. I used Helmar 450 adhesive to adhere the paper to the sleigh, I trimmed some red cardstock and added it to the runners and decorated with some MM gems. I cut out three reindeer at 3" and made the leader of the sleigh a little 'rudolph' with a red nose. I cut them twice and used pop dots, this way if it was on the coffee table, it would be double sided! I cut the light garland to use as their reigns! After I assembled the sleigh I filled it with some chocolate kisses!!

Supplies found at Thoughts2paper: sleigh die cut, Helmar 450 adhesive, Bo Bunny sugar plum paper, bazzill cardstock, AC cardstock, MM red gem collection, Create A Critter cricut cartridge, Bazzill cardstock borders (snowflake) and ribbon from stock. Additional supplies used: lollipop sticks, clay, glitter, google eyes, pop dots and chocolate kisses.

I hope you have enjoyed my Holiday project and if you are interested in any of the supplies used go check out Thoughts2paper where there is a 40% off sale now through the 28th...use coupon code CHAROOM!! Also, if you pop over to Thoughts2paper blog you will find some more fantastic ways to decorate the slegih die cut!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Good morning friends and welcome to the Thoughts2paper Christmas Blog Hop, we are so excited that you are here! Can you believe Christmas is only 4 months away? We have the perfect projects to get you inspired! Along the ho-ho-ho-hop you will find an assortment of wonderful Christmas projects that will get you inspired for some Holiday decorating and gift giving!!

Liz, the owner of Thoughts2paper, will be giving one lucky winner a $40 gift certificate to the Thoughts2paper store!! To be entered in the drawing to win all you need to do is leave a comment on ALL the designers blogs and the Thoughts2paper blog as well! (International applicants are welcome to join in the fun, but must pay S&H fees if chosen as the winner!) The hop is only for today and the winner will be posted within 48 hours!

There is also a 40% off sale at Thoughts2paper that will start today and run until the 28th, so don't forget to pick up some of your favorite supplies....the coupon code is CHAROOM (must be typed with all caps to receive correct discount)!

So, let me share my Christmas project with you and then get you started on the ho-ho-ho-hop!!!

Supplies used from Thoughts2paper: Bo Bunny St. Nick line...sleigh, sugarplum, hollyberry and mistletoe and Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive.

I made this wreath to accompany my Christmas tree that I made last year. I used a flat white styrofoam ring from M's and I painted it green! I then cut several strips of paper into 3/4 x 4 inches....I folded each strip in half and used a quilters pin and some Helmar 450 adhesive and made a row of three strips of paper. I alternated the papers (the double sided paper is wonderful because you can just flip it) and just made rows of three going all around the wreath. I added a festive bow that I made using some left over ribbon and voila...a beautiful wreath!!

If you decide to follow my blog and leave me a comment, I will pick one winner to receive a bunch of handmade crochet poinsettias and flowers...the perfect touch to any Holiday gift or project! Now on to the ho-ho-ho-hop...please go hop on over to my friend Sarah's blog HERE for another wonderful Christmas project!

Be sure to leave comments along the way and on the Thoughts2paper blog for your chance to win a $40 gift certificate to the store!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sketch Reveal...In The Holiday Spirit!!

Good morning, we have another fun sketch for you over at Thoughts2paper, we hope you will come join us! If you complete this sketch by September 4th, you will be in a drawing to win a prize from you want to know what the prize is???


So what are you waiting for??? Create a layout or card based on this sketch, visit the Thoughts2paper blog and share with us by linking us to your project!! Have fun creating!!
Now, here is what I did for this sketch:

Supplies used from Thoughts2paper store: BoBunny St. Nick Noel paper, Bazzill cardstock, Bazzill cardstock border strips, Bazzill paper flowers, MM red gem collection, glimmer mist and Tim Holtz ink pad!

In keeping with our Christmas theme for the end of August, I chose to do a Holiday layout using some wonderful supplies from the Thoughts2paper store! I love the simplicity of the sketch and the layout! I hope you will come join us in this sketch and just so you know, the reveal dates for the sketches are the 5th and 20th of every month!! Happy crafting!

P.S. Keep your eyes open for a fun Christmas surprise coming shortly to won't want to miss it!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spooktacular Halloween Treats!

Good morning friends...lately I have been in the mood to create Halloween goodies with all of the fun product and cricut cartridges out there! Here are some treat bags that I made using the 'Mini Monsters' cartridge...the bags are about 3x4, just right to hold some small treats! I am thinking...while I am in the Halloween mood..I might create enough for my daughter's first grade class!

And here is a card that I made using the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge for the moon and witch and the Happy Halloween title....I have to say that the images are so cute for all the different seasons and occasions!

There will be plenty more projects with all of the new Halloween and lite cartridges that I haven't had a chance to play with yet!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Go sketch!!

Here is another great sketch from Thoughts2paper! I love playing along with a sketch, it gives me a starting point and then I can make it my own! I hope you will hop on over to Thoughts2paper and play sure to check back on the 20th for a new sketch!!

And here is what I did with the sketch.....

I used the 'Sweet Summertime' kit from Echo Park (you can find it in the Thoughts2paper store). I can't tell you how much I love this kit...I have made so many layouts and cards and still have plenty left. I look foward to their future kits...keep your eyes open in the store!! I used Life's A Beach cricut cartridge for the fish bowl accent and the title! Thanks for looking and don't forget to pop on over to Thoughts2paper to play along with the sketches!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Purple Zebra Stripes!

Good morning!! I have a cute card to share today with a cute story behind it!!

My 5 year old niece recently moved to North Carolina and will be starting school in 2 weeks. My kids don't go back until September 13...I know very late, but I am happy to have them home!!

So, talking on the phone with my niece and asking her if she was excited to start school, she said yes. I asked her if she knew what she was going to wear....first day of school clothes are important...especially to little!! So she told me that she is going to wear a purple and white zebra shirt with a matching skirt and some purlple jelly shoes. She was very excited to talk about her new outfit! She just melts my heart and I miss her so much, so I created this card for her wishing her luck on her first day of a new school with a new outfit!! LOL!!!

So here is my special one of a kind card for my super special niece!!! I almost forgot to mention that the adorable zebra came from the Create a Critter cartridge and was cut at 4"!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Farm Fresh Fruits & Veggies Cards!

Today I wanted to share with you 2 fun cards that I made that were inspired by a trip to our local farmstand!!

We love to go the the farmstand with our kids (which just so happens to be where I used to work back when I was in school). The kids each get a basket and fill it up with their favorite fruits & veggies and then when we get home we see what we can make with all the fresh goodies! Last week, we had chicken kabobs with zucchini, onions, peppers and cherry tomatoes that my son picked out and we made some fruit kabobs with watermelon, apples, grapes and strawberries...that my daughter picked out. We packed them up and went down to the beach to listen to a live band play....what could be better...waves behind you, cool sand in your toes and a fresh kabob in your hand!!! We had a great time. So, being inspired by our farmstand, I couldn't resist making these summer cards! I designed them for Thoughts2paper with product that can be found in the Thoughts2paper store!

For the 'you're Rad' card I used Just Because Cards and cut the radish at 8", title at 3 1/2" and the scallop border (pg. 39) at 7" . For the pear card, I used Serenade cricut cartridge and cut the pear at 3" and computer generated the sentiment!
I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do! I hope they will inspire you to visit your local farmstand for some fresh fruit & veggies! Have a wonderful summer afternoon!!

supplies used from Thoughts2paper store: Just Because Cards & Serenade cricut cartridges, AC primary cardstock and 'root cellar' paper by October Afternoon.

P.S. We have some new and exciting things coming to Thoughts2paper soon, so keep watching!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

I'm Back from Vacation!!

It was so nice to get away for 9 days, but it is so great to be home!! There's no place like I know how Dorothy!!!
We had a wonderful time relxing and swimming all day! We had two nasty storms while we were there, but they were fast passing. My SIL and hubby saw a water spout forming right out of our hotel. We were on the 9th floor overlooking the ocean and the weather changed so fast! I have never in my life heard thunder like I did in SC...wicked is all I can say!
The kids had so much fun and stayed up until midnight almost every night! We woke up and went swimming all day...pool, waterparks and ocean and then changed and went out at night!
We went to Broadway at the Beach one night for a fireworks show and when we got there the lady at the info desk said that the fireworks were last night and that the scrapbooking store was no longer there! I was so upset! So, we went and saw fireworks at the pier near our hotel while my father watched my daughter, so it all worked out!
I will have pictures posted soon, can't wait to share!
Today, I received the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Cartridge that I won from PC! I was so excited. I can't wait to play with my new cake machine!
That is all for now...still doing all the fun!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hearts in the Sand!

Here is a sweet layout that I designed for Thoughts2paper using the So Sophie line from My Minds Eye! I took this sweet picture of my kiddos in June at the beach...they were so patient with me...I have wanted a picture like this for a while and they were so willing to help out. As soon as the pictures were taken they were splashing around having fun!
I am loving all of the beautiful papers in the So Sophie can order yours at Thoughts2paper.

I used some Maya Road chipboard shapes and glimmer misted them and then ran them through the cuttlebug. I misted some Bo Bunny flowers and added some Zva pearls. I love this layout....might just be my all time favorite!!
Go check out the Thoughts2paper store....Liz has it stock full of all sorts of yummy goodies and there will be plenty more coming in after CHA!!