Friday, June 11, 2010

New Cake and an exciting giveaway!!!

Hello all!!! I want to invite you to check out my new Cricut cake over at my new blog dedicated only to my cakes Scrapping Sweets! It was decorated using Pagoda. This is just a teaser:

Please become a follower if you like what you see!! and I live off all your comments!!

Also I have a very exciting giveaway in the works... My sister Crysol has started her blog... she likes scrapooking but her passion is drawing and painting! She created many years ago a comic called Kich and Bleus (it's copyrighted and all). It's too long for me to explain but if you visit her blog you will see how awesome her characters are. Her characters are based on familiar characters to her. Well, why am I ranting about this?? well, for my next candy giveaway I will post a card that I will be making with a character my sister created of me and the best part of this!!! YOU WILL GET TO WIN YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED CHARACTER AS A DIGITAL STAMP!!!! YES you heard right!!! Wait for this awesome candy in about a couple of weeks or less.
How this will work:
You will see the post here. You need to be a follower here and visit my sister's blog. You then need to become a follower of her blog and come back to me and leave a comment telling me you are a follower at my sister's blog. Confusing? Sorry, don't worry I will be more specific when the time comes!

Have a great weekend!!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Creative Time Thursday Throwback Challenge and the winner of my last post!!!

I just love My Creative Time!!! This is Emma's second Thursday Throwback and this time you had to create something using Stretch Your Imagination and the colors brown, red and blue. Now, I know we are quite far away from Winter but I saw the sled on the SYI cartridge and this came to mind.

As always the photographs do not show the true colors and do not show how truly popped out the images are.

I am so glad for the hide contour feature on our gypsies because of one little glitch with the penguin. On the handbook the little penguin comes with his beak just like I placed it on this card. But, when you cut the image, the lines that guide us where to put the beak are placed like if it was a mouth and it does not look cutesy.

Emma's challenge called for three colors: brown, red and blue. It could be any tones we wanted to use. I don't have too much red but the red bling helps the red pop out.

If you want the gypsy file please feel free to email me and I'll send it your way.

This is what I used:
Joann Winter Wonderland Stack
A la mode glitter
Create a Critter Cart
Stretch your Imagination cart
Zooballoo Cart
Bling from walmart

Hope you like what you see!

Oh before I forget! The winner of the two cards from my last post is LAURA!!! Please email me with your address so I can send them your way!!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Lite Cartridge Projects, the winner, another cake and one more Giveaway!

Good Morning! I am sure you are all ready to hear who gets all the goodies!! OK ready??!!

Drum roll please!!!
and the winner of my 1st giveaway (used is................................................
YEY!!!!!! Please send me an email with your contact information so that I can send those cuts your way!!!!

On to more fun stuff! I know that we all have complained about the prices of those Cricut Lite Cartridges!!! But he fact of the matter is that once you are in front of them... well, you CAN'T resist!!!! No! I tried it and debated with myself and my Scrappin Devil won!!! The good thing is that out of the ten my store had I only needed to have two (LOL).
Don't skip reading all this post! I have something fun at the end!!
I do have to say that I find these carts a lot easier to use! This fold out is so easy to use and I really wish all carts had this instead of the booklet!!
So I decided to do really simple cards because my main purpose was to play with the carts! :)
I made 4 cards!!! Here they are:
For this one I used the Slumber Party Cart. I cut at 3in and used DCWV Music Stack and ribbon from Michaels. I did used 3D glue dots for all cards. Card is standard A2.
Inside of the card, I did not do much to them. Just inked he edges.
Next card is also from Slumber Part. I love the cuts!! They are simple to cut! On this card I used DCWV Sweets Stack, Basic Grey Bittersweet collection, Michaels ribbon, and MS corner rounder. Let me not forget!!! Stamp is from Joy's "Lots of Pun" set!
For my next card I used Cherry Limaede Font Cart. I like the font but the extra images are the ones that made me decide I wanted this cart! I used DCWV Sweets stack, Recollections cardstock, Joanns stamp set and MS punch. I used 3D glue dots and inked everything!
Last but not least is this adorable birdie from Cherry Limeade. All images cut were at 3 in. I used DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies stack, MS punch, Recollections cardstock and stamp is from Stampin Up, this stamp is part of a set donated by Kristy Schalk.
Is this too much for one reading?? Sorry :) I got too excited!
If you haven't checked the rest of my posts, I encourage you to do so :) I am getting into baking a lot more and this Friday I will be doing another cake. This time it will be a two tier cake with decorations from Pagoda!!! I want to invite you to visit my other blog dedicated only to my cakes Scrapping Sweets I will have another giveaway over at my Scrapping Sweets blog this week!!
OK... I promise this is the last item for today!! Leave a comment on this post on which of the new Lite Cartridges you like the best! and let me know which two cards you would love to win! I will be doing this giveaway TODAY!!! Don't forget to become a follower if you haven't done so yet!!! Today before 10pm!!!
Thank You for being a follower!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Howdy Partner Card Using Joy's "Lots of Pun" Stamp Set

Hello all!! I got my full set of "Lots of Pun" stamps from!
I wanted to create a card to show her my appreciation and I made this card using her "Howdy Partner" stamp. I used many cartridges, used 3D glue dots for popping up and I inked EVERYTHING! The little face was drawn by me!
Here you can see the layering and popping up!
If you are interested in the Gypsy file, please email me at Here is the simple recipe for this card.
Carts used: Just Because Cards, Once Upon a Princess, George and Basic Shapes, Paper Doll Dress Up and of course... Create a Critter
Joy's "Lots of Pun" stamp
Recollection Cardstock
Bazzil Cardstock
Martha Stewart printed paper
White Unibal Pen
A la mode black glitter
3D Glue Dots
This is the inside of the card.

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Whale of a Good Time from Joy's "Lot's of Pun" Stamp Set!

I am loving Joy's new "Lot's of Pun" stamps! Please click here to buy this adorable stamp set.

I created this layout of my boys having the time of their lives in Queretaro, Mexico. The star edge was done in my Gypsy with the new feature HIDE! and I welded the stars together. I also sanded the edges of the Core'dination paper.
Here is the recipe for this LO:

Create a Critter cartridge
Gypsy/used the new HIDE feature!! :)
Core'dinations Stock paper
Recollections Stock Paper
DCWV Travel Stack
Color Box chalk ink in Azurite
Stampin Up- in Pacific Blue color donated by Krysti Schalk
Look at my other posts!! I have a giveaway that ends this Wednesday!!! Click here!!!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Emma's 1st Throwback Thursday Entry

This is my entry for Emma's 1st Throwback Thursday!! I was out of town for the weekend for my goddaughter's graduation but was back just on time to create something for Emma's challenge. I have been wanting to do something with a camera for quite sometime.
My grandpa passed away a few years back and it's still very hard to cope with it. This weekend my family and I went to visit his grave and it was very emotional for me. Why am I sharing this with you? Well, because this card makes me think of my grandpa. He was a professional photographer a very well recognized one in his town. His photo studio is legendary! Hope you like it!
Inside of the card:
Recipe for card:
Create a Critter Cart
Recollection Cardstock
Scraps of Core'dinatination for mouse and camera
Card is 5.5 x 5.5
Cheese is 4
Mouse is 2.5
Camera is 1.5
and sign was cut at 2
Uniball white pen and ribbon from Michaels