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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pet Card MCCR

Here is my design team post of My Cricut Craft Room. The theme is to make a pet card. I chose a goldfish.
I cut the entire card from Create a Critter. I made the tank at 5 inches and the fish at 2 inches.  
I used a K. Andrew Design sentiment from Splash-tastic Summer set. It is the perfect sentiment for this card. I tied it on with twine. I love how this shaped card came out.
Head on over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what the rest of the team has made.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

July Chopped Challenge

Welcome to Jennifer at Craft Card Gallery July challenge. We have been doing these for the past few months.

 This is my favorite chopped card I have made so far and it was the hardest contents. Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery really gave us some hard contents this time. See them below.
Here is the close up of all the materials. I actually took the zig zags cut outs off and used the big background piece over the whole card. The clear sheet I cut a small piece that had the binding piece and stamped it and put it in the envelope. You can clearly see the blue foil, eyes and envelope. 
What was in the envelope?
blue foil, zig zags, arrow paper clips, google eyes, 1/2 sheet transparency and a mini envelope. 

I used Recollections paper stack Monsters and Robots for the background blue paper and the robots orange. I cut the robot with my Cricut using the Robotz cartridge. The robot is on page 30 and cut at 3 1/2. I used Stampin Ups scallop punch and happy birthday stamp.

The rules this time?
Not too many - you 
don't have to use all of anything but you have to use some of everything. You can make 2 cards if you want.
Now head on over to and vote for my card :) or your favorite card which hopefully is mine. Thanks for stopping by!! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Brown Male Birthday cards

Here are a couple of male birthday cards I made. The stamp in Studio G.
Both of these cards I kept simple. I hope you enjoy these cards.
These cards were published in this fantastic new magazine. You can get a digital copy for only $2.99 or ordered a paper copy if you prefer. 
You can find this magazine here 

Creations by Crafty Card Gallery - issue 1
By Jennifer Restivo
60 pages, published 7/1/2012
Creations by Crafty Card Gallery if a card making magazine with techniques and opportunities to learn new things in addition to card images.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas in July ~ Inspired Stamps

Don't you just love how this came out. She is so cute and really pops. Christmas Girl is an Inspired stamps set. You can get her with some sentiments for only $4.99. Totally worth it for Christmas :) The Joy to the World is from a different Inspired Stamps set called Vintage Christmas
I made this cute container by cutting it on my Cricut using Platnin. I have had the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for over three years now and never noticed that this box was on there until I saw another crafter make one. I liked how she fauz stitched and used the twine so I copied her :) This paper is so cute too. I picked it up after Christmas last year for like $3 for the whole stack. So excited to get to use it, gotta love Christmas in July!
Now make sure you head over to Inspired Stamps blog to check out what the rest of the DT has made.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas MCCR

I am loving the shape cards that Cricut carts have. This is my first ornament shaped card.
I cute the ornament card from Joys of the Season p. 79 cut at 6 inches. I embossed the outside red part.
This cute tree is from Christmas Cheer cut at 3 inches. I stamped the face with a Peachy Keen assortment face. I added brads as the lights.
The sentiment is Stampin Up. I inked the edge of the flag that I cut with a square punch.
Do forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams posts at

Monday, July 23, 2012

Waste Not Challenge for Paper Cupcakes

Here is my second post as guest designer for with There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes.

 Challenge:  Waste Not
Waste not is the name of the game. Make a card or project with something you have recycled. It can be a coke tab, recycled game piece, tag, etc..
Can you see what I recycled? 
 Hey look a nail file! I pulled apart this nail file apart since it is way to smooth to actually file why not recycle it on a card.
Also the green cut out behind the sentiment. I used a paint small paper from Home Depot.

The image is from Paper cupcakes named Birthday Hat Cupcake you can find it here
I love it, its just so fun. I colored it with Copics, added Glossy Accents to the eyes and inked around the edge of the circle. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and I inked around the edge of that one too.
Head on over to There's magic in the Air to join in on this fun challenge. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lollipops and Sweets Blog Hop

Lollipop Lollipop Oh Lolli, Lolli, Lolli Lollipop! Even if you don't remember or know this song you will have to admit that there is nothing that brings a smile to a child's face like a lollipop. Do you have a favorite kind or do you like the really sweet multi-colored ones? This hop is for you and your love of lollipops. You should have came from Lisa
Our creative crafters have been at it again creating all sorts of yummy creations for this hop. Our hostess, Jearise at, will have a sweet treat for you just for becoming a new follower or letting her know you already are one of hers and leaving a comment.
I cut the cupcake from Sweet Treats at 3 inches. The sentiment on the front is Stampin Up. I inked the edges and colored the candle with Copics
The inside I used a Pink By Design stamp. The papers are recollections Jolly Holiday stack.
Thank you for hopping by today and sampling our flavors of lollipops and please continue on to Sylvia-

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way.

Jamie - me

And this is the perfect time for this hop since I can enter into this challenge Use a cupcake.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bugaboo Xmas in July Day 7

Last Bugaboo Christmas in July challenge is to use a bow.
The paper is The Paper Studio Christmas Basic stack. The image is Bugaboo colored with Copics and added Stickles. This has been a fun Xmas in July challenge week. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas in July ~Tag

 If you came from Gaby's blog then you are in the right place. If you happened by my blog then check out the blog from the beginning at Inspired Stamps Blog.
I love snowmen so any excuse to use them and I will. This is a tag that I will add to a gift at Christmas time. I used Inspired Stamps Let it Snow set for the image and sentiment.
I colored it with Copics, added stickles to the buttons and hat, and used a snow writer pen for the top of the cap. 
Make sure to head over to Chere's to be inspired by the rest of the DT's tags.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Keira’s Double-Digit Birthday Crafting Bash

Welcome To Keira’s Double-Digit Birthday Crafting Bash! Oh, the dilemma of it all, what to get a talented gal such as Keira who is going to be 10 for her birthday!!!!! I know what, let's have a blog hop for her ..... Keira has sooo many talents and likes such as: she will be going in the 5th grade, loves dogs and cats, loves to garden, is a competitive gymnast, but more importantly, she is the best crafting partner Lisa Woodward could have! At 9, she can use a cricut independently, and with SCAL and CCR. She likes to paper piece and scrapbook and loves making cards for everyone~and everything!!!! Hallmark may not have a card for “Sorry my Golden Retriever ate your shoe at my sleepover” but Keira sure does! Keira crafts along side Lisa, working on her own projects, and with helping Lisa with hers. Now, bear in mind that Keira is not a "kid" crafter so to speak but her skills go way beyond pipe cleaners and pom poms! We have a talented group of crafters to help Keira celebrate her birthday and know she will be hopping along as part of her "surprise" .....

 If you're just visiting me today, I'm thrilled but wouldn't want you to miss a single birthday wish to this special 10 year old!!!! The hop begins with Lisa. If you have arrived from Maria then you are most definitely following the cake crumbs and the birthday banners and streamers!!! Well, we hope you enjoyed the birthday wishes we have prepared and now that you won't want to miss Lori as she too wishes Keira a wonderful double digit birthday!!! You can just imagine how thrilled she is as she is grinning "ear-to-ear" with all of her birthday wishes! 
 This image is Stamping Boutique and is colored with Copics and added Glossy Accents added on top of the balloons. I chalked around the edge of the image.
Here is the inside of the card.

Time to cut the cake…..WAIT….this is a blog hop party, there’s no cake….there’s CANDY!  We have some awesome sponsors for this blog hop who are offering some great prizes!

have as an awesome sponsor Scrapping with Lisa Designs (! Lisa Peters has donated $20 worth of her original files as a prize for another lucky winner! To be eligible for this prize, please follow and comment on each blog in our hop and also follow Scrapping with Lisa Designs Design Team blog page at, and “Like” the Scrapping with Lisa’s Designs Fan Page so you get updates and inspiration for Lisa’s great files. SK Our next fantastical Sponsor is Kristy with Scraptastical Kreations. Kristy has donated a $15 gift certificate to her online store at To be eligible for this prize drawing, please like Scraptasitical Kreations’ Fan Page on Facebook, and become a follower of her blog at and comment on each blog posting in our hop. The amazingly talented Daisy Collins of “I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose” has donated a $10 gift certificate to her store ( and a copy of “I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose” sketches from the month of July! In addition to leaving blog love for all of our participants and following their blogs, please follow for updates and inspiration for Daisy’s sketches and visit and like her fan page at Custom Creative Expressions The creatively diverse Christine Jones of Custom Creative Expressions ( will be creating a personalized tumbler for another lucky winner! Perfect for a gift, or those crafting happy hours! To qualify for this great prize, please leave comments and follow our participating bloggers! simplysilverton After a long afternoon of crafting, deadline rushes for orders and posts, what would be better than a prize package from SimplySilverton-a soap and paperworks company? This prize pack will include 2-4oz. handmade luxury soap, a 5 oz. body souffle’, 8 oz of scented massage oil, and a pound of bath salt soak. To be eligible, please show your blog love to our participants by leaving comments and following their blogs, and also visiting and liking their page at Our Blog Hostess, Lisa Woodward would like to say “Thank You” for celebrating this wonderful event with us!.  She is offering one lucky winner a $50 prize pack of crafting supplies, embellishments, goodies and bling.  In order to be eligible for this prize, please follow and comment on each blog post in our hop. 

(All winners will be chosen from eligible entries at random. I will post the winners NLT Sunday, July 22nd, 12 midnight, EST. All entries through Saturday at midnight will be considered eligible.)

Well, we hope you enjoyed the birthday wishes we have prepared and now that you won't want to miss Lori as she too wishes Keira a wonderful double digit birthday!!! You can just imagine how thrilled she is as she is grinning "ear-to-ear" with all of her birthday wishes!

Bugaboo Xmas in July Day 6

Bugaboo Xmas in July Challenge for Thursday is Sparkle. I used Stickles on the six images/letters on this stamp, the ribbon has sparkle, and the bulbs are covered in glitter. The paper is The Paper Studio Christmas Basic stack. 

Bugaboo Xmas in July Day 5

Bugaboo Xmas in July today is humor. This image is very humorous to me. I love it. I colored it with Copics and added Glossy Accents to the bulbs. The paper is Recollections Jolly Holiday stack.

At least I am getting a jump on my Christmas card making for this year! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Girls Card MCCR

Hello All! Here is my second design team post for My Cricut Craft Room. I am loving using my Cricut more often. Here is my take on a girls card.

I used Once Upon a Princess for the cupcake and balloons. I cut them at 3 inches except the pink balloons they are 3 1/4. I added a Peachy Keen faces and some Stickles in the circles on the frosting. The birthday is cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 1 in. The background happy paper I made in word and printed out. The patterned paper is is from a great stack that is Recollections.

To see more great projects please go to

Bugaboo Xmas in July Day 4

Today at Bugaboo we had to make a beachy Christmas card and use the image provided.

Here is what I came up with. I used DCWV The fun in the Sun Summer stack for the background paper. I printed the sentiment in word. I colored the Santa with Copics. I have never made a beach time Christmas card so this is a first.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bugaboo Xmas in July day 3

Today's challenge is to use and image you would not normal use for Xmas.
These is not a image I would chose but it works. It is a Bugaboo image that I colored with Copics and added Stickles to the flower and heart. The paper is The Paper Studio Christmas Basic stack.
Now on to making my next project! Have a great day!

I am also entering this card into these Christmas in July Challenges.

Get Well Sketch Card

Here is my first post of the day.

The get well and the bandaid stamp are from Stampin Up and the moose is Riley. I colored Riley with Copics and inked the edges. The paper is Recollections Bright and Basic stack.

I followed this sketch. I can't seem to make a card without a sketch lately.
Here is the challenge link for the sketch
Here are two other challenges I am entering this card into. Anything Goes For men

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Paper cupcakes monster birthday

Please scroll down for the Cows vs Horse Blog Hop! Some cute cow cards below. 
I love this image. It is so much fun and perfect for all the little monsters in my family. I colored him with Copics and chalked the edges around the image with Stampin Up celery ink. The happy birthday is also Stampin Up.

I followed this sketch. You can find the image here at Paper Cupcakes Magic in the Air

Come join in on the fun. You can win two images and could pick this cute monster of your own.