Friday, November 30, 2012

Cardztv To Die For challenge!

Happy Friday! Today starts a brand new

CTVS Ch#20 "To Die For!"
Starts: Friday, Nov 30th @ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, Dec 6th @ NOON EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project using 
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
(shop Cardz TV Stamps... HERE)
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, Dec 7th @ Cardz TV

Here's my "To Die For" project:
All cuts are made using my Cuttlebug and die cuts.
The dies are from Creative Time for Me.  The petals are
actually ornament dies and as soon as I heard what
the challenge was I knew I wanted to use these to make a
poinsettia.  The leaves are also a Creative Time for Me die
coming from Piles of Smiles set.
I used Stickles on the leaves and petals to
add some depth.  I LOVE the way it turned
out, don't you?
The sentiment is from Cardztv new stamp set
call Christmas Joy.  Isn't it beautiful?

I used another sentiment from Christmas Joy
for the inside of the card.

I put together the poinsettia by using a brad
and then I just fanned out the petals.
I can't wait to try a white one!  Won't that
be gorgeous?
I hope you are having fun hopping through my
Design Team Sisters blogs.  They have
fabulous ideas.
Ready to get your craft on?

Want to play with us? You can enter your project below or hop over to Cardz TV to check out what my Design Team Sisters have created and enter your project there!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Busy Thanksgiving Weekend!

As many of you, I had a busy holiday
weekend.  My daughter in law had her first Thanksgiving
dinner and it was incredible!  She is the perfect hostess!
The food was awesome and it was the perfect blend of
turkey and trimmings!  Her youngest son, Drew came to Mimi's
house on Wednesday to help me bake pies.  I ask him
to pose with the pies and here's what I got......
Ha ha ha!  I love it!  I did get him to pose without
the tongue, but this truly shows his personality!
I also needed some sympathy cards as my sister in law
passed away the day before Thanksgiving.  This
is the card I sent to my niece who was the caretaker of her
mother before she passed away.

I then made another sympathy card for my brother.
We live about 3.5 hours away from each other and do
not get a chance to visit execpt by phone.  I wanted to
let him know I am thinking and praying for him and his
children.  The sentiment on this card is from Cardztv Stamps
called Heartfelt Wishes.  I do serve on Cardztv Design Team,
but I must say that I love these stamps!  Look how awesome
they stamped on this textured cardstock.  The sentiments are
perfect and I find myself reaching for them time and time again.

The sentiment on the above card was a set I bought
at Hobby Lobby.  I don't know the maker of them but I
do use them frequently for sympathy notes.
As life goes on, I also needed a wedding card.
The card below was made with hearts that I cut on
my Cricut.  Normally I put pearls on the bride's heart
but since I was mailing, I needed to keep the embelishments
to a minimum.  This is a fun card to make and I encourage
you to take your turn to make it.
I used My Creative Time's Tiny Tag sentiments
for the Mr. & Mrs.

I hope you had a good holiday weekend.  It was back to
work for me and you know, sometimes work is just what
the doctor orders!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

First Snow w/Scrapping Bug Designs

I didn't do any crafting this weekend, but last week I did
get a couple things finished.  I like cutting
SVG files with my Sure Cuts A Lot software
on my original Cricut Expression.  I have
fallen in love with files from
Scrapping Bug Designs.
This file is called First Snow!
Isn't he cute?

I'm entering this in the Paper Playtime Challenge ANYTHING GOES!
I made a second card using different colors
of brown and different ribbon.

I finished the inside with a sentiment & a punched snowflake.

Both sentiments come from Cardztv Stamps
called Snow Day.  Look at all the great sentiments!
They are perfect for your winter craft projects.
Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cardztv Challenge - Scene It!

Happy Friday! Today starts a brand new

CTVS Ch#19 "Scene It"
Starts: Friday, Nov 16th @ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, Nov 22nd @ NOON EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project with a 
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
(shop Cardz TV Stamps... HERE)
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, Nov 23rd @ Cardz TV

Here's my "Scene It" project:
The SCENE is printed and cut using my
Cricut Imagine.  Normally you could print this for
an entire 12x12 page, but I resized it for 5x5.  I love it!
I added stickles to the snow and used a gel glitter
pen for the trees.  I cut the little snow man out
and popped him up for dimension.
The sentiment Winter Wonderland comes
from Cardztv Stamps - Snow Day.

The inside sentiment comes from Cardztv stamps
Christmas Joy!
Mary's stamps go together perfectly!  You will
find yourself mixing and matching all the time!

Want to play with us? You can enter your project below or hop over to Cardz TV to check out what my Design Team Sisters have created and enter your project there!

Friday, November 9, 2012

My Creative Time's Designer challenge

Well it's that time of the year to switch from
making Halloween treats and cards and move to
Thanksgiving.  Last Sunday we were invited to my
BFF's home for dinner.  It was delish!  Her hubby has
officially retired from teaching
 (although he still works and coaches)
and he loves to cook.  One of his new things is
homemade pasta that he creates with his Kitchen Aid
mixer.  Can I just say OMG?  This fresh pasta is the
best ever!  Well, anyway we had an incredible lasagna that
he made and I wanted to send a note of thanks to both
of them for sharing with us.
I love to make S-Shaped cards and this one was made
with My Creative Time dies.  The Designer Challenge
was to use fabric or stitching on your project.
Emma's dies have a signature stitch that I just love.
The pumpkin is made from Easter egg dies and if you
look closely you will see the stitching.  I also used her
leafs from Piles of Smiles set.
My sentiments are from Cardztv new stamp set called
Heartfelt Wishes.

I LOVE how this card turned out and I hope
you will try your hand at a S Shaped card!
They are so fun!
Oh, and I must say I am very thankful for you!
Thanks for stopping by to say hello and check out
my blog.  Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

How to store clear stamps

I created a short video for you today showing
you how I store my clear stamps.
There are many ways, but I find eveeryone
needs to find what works best for themselves.
This has been a great way for me so I hope
you enjoy!
Don't forget to get your craft on
this weekend! The holiday season
is just around the corner.
Thanks for stopping by!

It's all about Bears Blog Hop - Day 2!

Scroll down for Cardztv Challenge

I'm so Thankful!
Good Morning Everyone!
Welcome to our 3-day hop showcasing, you guessed it, bears! Well, Teddy Bears to be precise. Teddy Bears from Cricut's Teddy Bear Parade!
"A Teddy bear is a faithful friend
You can pick him up at either end.
His fur is the colour of breakfast toast,
And he's always there when you need him most."
We hope you will be inspired by our teddy bear creations. As you hop along
from blog to blog, you may see some blog candy being offered.
  Please follow the blogger's instructions to enter and be eligible to win.
If you just happened on my blog, please start at the beginning of our hop
with Lucy of Love 2 Create (
If you came here from
you're in the right place!
I created this card in honor of my 3rd grade
grandson.  He played football for the first time
this year.  The bear is cut at 3.5 inches.  The sentiment
on the front is sneak peak from Cardztv stamps called
 Fun and Games!  This is an awesome set!

Your next stop on the hop is:

Here's the entire line-up:
DAY 2: Sunday, November 4th
1. Lucy ~ - Football player
2. Michelle - - umbrella bear
3. Candice - - Sugarplum
5. Suzanne - - Elf Bear
6. Barbara - - Turkey
8. Cathy - - Football player
10. Julie (Cricut Chick) - - Chef

Thanks for stopping by! 
  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another day of teddy bear creations!


PS - Due to the storms in the east, I wanted to list
all three days of the lineup.  If one link does not work, go on
to the next as the blogger may not have had power to post!

DAY 1: Saturday, November 3rd
1. Janis ~ - Farmer
2. Lucy ~ - Bumblebee
3. Sheree ~ - Sweater Bear
4. Laura W.~ Turkey Bear
5. Tara Barnes Bruening ~ - Baby
6. Tracy Matos ~ http:// Clown Bear
7.Sharon ~ -Bride and Groom
8. Kathi ~ - nightgown
9. Mary ~ - Santa
10.Michelle - - swimmer 1
11. Elaine - - Robot

DAY 2: Sunday, November 4th
1. Lucy ~ - Football player
2. Michelle - - umbrella bear
3. Candice - - Sugarplum
4. Sarah- --Swimmer 1
5. Suzanne - - Elf Bear
6. Barbara - - Turkey
7. Sandra- -ESKIMO
8. Cathy - - Football player
9. Sharon ~ -Clown
10. Julie (Cricut Chick) - - Chef

DAY 3: Monday, November 5th
1. Lucy ~ - Schoolgirl and schoolboy bears
2. Crazyabout Cricut ~ - superhero
3. Melissa ~ Guitar Girl!
4. Gloria~ --Sailor girl
5. Sarah -
6. Robin L. ~ ~ the Prince and Princess
7. Sandy S. -
8. Rachelle L.- ~ Santa
9. Sharon ~ ~ Fisherman
10. Michelle - - football player
11. Jessi - (either oktbrfst or a banner with a few bears)

Thanks for joining in on the fun!
We continue to pray for all those in the path
of this devasting storm and the devastation that has
developed!  God bless.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cardztv Challenge - I'm so Thankful

Happy Friday! Today starts a brand new

CTVS Ch#18 "I'm So Thankful"
Starts: Friday, Nov 2nd @ 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, Nov 8th @ NOON EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for Thanksgiving
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
(shop Cardz TV Stamps... HERE)
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, Nov 9th @ Cardz TV

Here's my "I'm So Thankful" project:
I used a cut from Love you a Latte, and the sentiment comes
from Cardztv Brew Ha Ha!
This is a landscape style card opening on the side.
The inside of the card looks like this....

The inside photo is blurry - sorry,
but I used Cardztv Happy Days to stamp
Happy Thanksgiving!

Want to play with us? You can enter your project below or hop
over to Cardz TV to check out what my Design Team Sisters
have created and enter your project there!