My carts (38): A Child's Year; Accent Essentials; All Mixed Up; Alphalicious; Animal Kingdom; Base Camp; Christmas Cheer; Christmas Noel; Cursive 101; Designer's Calendar; Doodlecharms; Everyday Paper Dolls; From My Kitchen; George; Going Places; Graphically Speaking; Happily Ever After; Home Accents; Indie Art; Jasmine; Mickey and Friends; Opposites Attract; Paper Doll Dress Up; Paper Pups; Pooh and Friends; Robotz; Snow Friends; Sports Mania; Stamped; Stone Script; Storybook; Stretch Your Imagination; Tags, Bags, Boxes & More; Tear Drop; Tinker Bell & Friends; Walk in My Garden; Wedding; When It's Cold Outside.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dustin Pike Girlie Dragon Challenge - Take 2

I didn't really like the first card I made for this challenge, so I tried again. My inspiration is the amazing work done by Cindy and shown on her blog: Again, it was fun using supplies I had, especially the water drops that I knew I needed but didn't know why. Hope you like this one better also.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dustin Pike Girlie Dragon Challenge

I rarely do challenges but thought this one could be fun. I used some supplies I had never used before so that was certainly worth it! I used the birthday and the diamond plate cuttlebug embossing folders. The punch is a Fiskars. Used my Making Memories alphabet stamps and 6 of my thousands of flowers!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I had the "From My Kitchen" cart out and decided to make the coffee pot that was the deciding factor in me purchasing the cart. Well, sort of. So, I made two pots, put them on ready-made cards, inserting a little money and off they will go to college students for a little treat. I've been meaning to do that for a couple of months...

The First Robins of Spring

This is obviously not something I have created, but I love those first Robins of Spring. These are perched in the neighbor's tulip tree, which I see has buds! Spring just has to be around the corner.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Project 365 - first full week of January

I finished my first two page photo layout. I was having trouble finding paper in my stash that would go behind all 7 photos without clashing. Leslie decided that she was going to use a neutral background paper in her 365 book and I decided that was the best idea yet. So, I'm scraplifting from Leslie and I am going to use Kraft paper (which I actually already had). Some of the paper has subtle designs which I like.
I have enjoyed trying to come up with my journaling cards using Cricut cartridge designs. It's a great way for me to meet the cartridge challenge. I love that car--it is from Graphically Speaking. The flower is from Tinkerbell, the snowman from Christmas Cheer (I was a little worried how I would use that cartridge) and the basketball is from Sports Mania. The other exciting item I used was the sequin snowflakes. They could probably be considered antiques, they have been around so long.

I will work on photographing the layouts. Definitely needs help.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sewing - February ATC Swap

Here is another one of those projects where I started with one idea and ended up somewhere else. I used to quilt before papercrafts took over my room. So, I decided for the sewing-themed ATC I would like to incorporate some quilting project. I had purchased a Seminole Patchwork book (quite a few years ago) and thought that would be good for an ATC.

Well, I think I am a little out of practice in the sewing area. Geez.

Then back to the drawing board. I was able to locate "paint" on my computer without my kids' help and drew a tulip quilt block. I colored it in, printed it and then practiced sewing on paper.

Finally--finished card. It's okay, but maybe I need to get that sewing machine working a little more often!