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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Anything Goes card Challenge

I made this 5x7 card for the and
their Anything Goes Challenge and also for the stampchallenges.blogspot to Stamp something and has to have pink. I made a pink card and added a
piece of blue cardstock. I used some blue and white stampin up ribbon.

I used a stamp by Elizabeth Bell called
Good Book. I colored her with a mix of copics and colored pencils. I used a metallic silver pen on her silver heart chain.
Then I cut her out and attached her to some black cardstock. I stitched
around the black cardstock with the silver metallic pen as well. I popped it up with dimentionals.

I added some Prima flowers with a pretty blue/pink rhinestone centers.

I cut the letters and tiny flowers on my cricut using Lyrical Letters. Glued
them to a black cardstock stitched with silver metallic pen. Popped it up with

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sketch Card Challenge

I made this 7x5 card for the sketch Challenge at stampsruschallenges. I made a pink card with a
lilac textured cardstock insert. I cut two different prints from a glitter stack.
I used my gypsy to make and cut a frame from dark pink cardstock and
cut a strip that I embossed dots on with my cuttlebug.

I colored Tilda with copic's for the skin and prisma
pencils for the rest. I added a silver sparkle
gel pen to the swirls around her. I put the
frame on the image and "popped" it
up with dimentionals.

I added a matching flower to the top left with a pearl center.

I stamped my greeting in purple and mounted it
on dark pink cardstock. I added a small matching
flower with a pearl center.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Anything Goes Christmas Challenge

I made this 5x7 card for the Anything Goes Christmas Challenge at dotties-wonderful-world.

I used a digital image and painted the "fur" with Donna Dewberry's glitter paint
to make it stand out. I mounted it on green cardstock and popped it up
with dimentionals.

I embossed a red strip of cardstock with
my Cuttlebug and added green stickles to the embossed dots.
Placed the strip on another strip of green cardstock and
attached it to the card.

F is for Flower Challenge

I made this card for the abc-challenge. F is for Flowers.
I stamped a flower motif stamp all over my lilac background
cardstock using a purple ink.

I stamped a strip of black cardstock with my greeting and
embossed it in silver.

I used Judi Kins Amazing Glaze thick embossing powder and melted 4 layers. I inked the same flower stamp that I used on the background with metallic silver and stamped it in the melted powder. Left it to cool and then removed it. Here is a link to
a video I found on  How To Do It if you want to try it.

After it cooled I bent it to cause some cracks. I attached it to some
pink then some black cardstock. I popped it up with dimentionals.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Laughy Taffy Sassy Challenge

I made this 4x5 sassy little card for Erin Lee's laughy-taffy-sassy-challenge
I also entered it in the charmedcrafts.blogspot for a chance to win a copic marker set! I made a pink card and added some pretty and bright glitter cardstock on top.
I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in a space near the bottom.

I stamped my "sassy" image on white cardstock and
colored it with watercolor pencils and then went over it
with glitter pens. Attached it to some pink card. I put some
gold rickrack on the card then popped my sassy image on top.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I won a Challenge!

Yippee, I won the Elf Oliver stamp from Sparkles at
It is a great site and perfect for getting those Christmas cards going! Super cute stamp!! Here is the stamp if you want to see it or buy it Elf Oliver.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Winter Wonderland Challenge

I made this 5x7 card for the aspoonfullofsugarchallenge for Winter wonderland. I used a black and white printed paper for the background with the word peace.  

I chose a pretty winter scene rubber stamp and stamped it in black on white cardstock. I painted over it with Donna Dewberry glitter paint and mounted it on black cardstock. I popped it up with dimentionals.


I used my cuttlebug to emboss dots on a white strip
of cardstock that I then put it on a black strip and attached it.
I stamped the greeting and then used a sparkled gel pen to go over the letters and
painted over it with Donna Dewberry glitter paint.
I attached it to black cardstock and popped it up.


Give it a Vintage Look Challenge

I made this 5X7 card for the Winter Wonderland Challenge The challenge is to make a vintage inspired card. I chose a green embossed cardstock for the background. I added a digital vintage image and attached it to a red cardstock background. I popped it up with stampinup dimentionals.

I stamped the greeting and embossed it in silver and popped it up.

I used the cuttlebug to emboss a green strip of
cardstock. I drew on part of the embossed design
with a silver metallic pen and added red
stickles for the berries and dots. and attached it to the card.

Cricut Gypsy Promotion Free Digital Cartridge Downloads!

I just read that Cricut is giving away 6 cartridges to everyone that registers their Gypsy by October 31st. I read this at obsessedwithscrapbooking and at This is for new AND OLD Gypsy owners!! Yippee! So make sure you have registered your Gypsy. If unsure go to, log in and go to account. You should see your registered products there. Remember be sure you do this by October 31st!


Buy and register a Gypsy by Cricut by October 31 and receive 6 free cartridges downloaded to your Gypsy – including the exclusive, all-new “Smiley Cards” cartridge (and don’t forget about Gypsy Wanderings and Gypsy font cartridges that come pre-loaded on the machine). It’s a $419 value!

Free cartridges include:

Smiley Cards (new and exclusive to this promotion)

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More (not available in retail)

Christmas (not available in retail)

Blackletter (not available in retail)

Printing Press (not available in retail)

Indie Art (not available in retail)

All current Gypsy owners included! Simply register your Gypsy by October 31, 2010 and get access to all downloads. Register at

Downloads will be available through a special update to your Gypsy starting November 1st.

New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you’ll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you’ll be able to download all six cartridges containing thousands of images! And with Gypsy, you’ll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there’s no actual cartridge, handbook, or packaging.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Under The Tree Challenge

I made this little gift box for the Under The Tree Challenge at abcchristmaschallenge
It could not be a card. I used the Tags Bags Boxes and More cricut cartridge. I used my gypsy and made it fit the 12 x 12 mat.

I painted the whole box with Donna Dewberry gold glitter paint.
I cut a piece for the window out of some old cricut plastic housing that
the cartridges come in. Attached it with my atg gun. I added gold stickles around the window. I put a square foam piece inside.

I added gold Martha Stewart glitter to the top flaps. Ready for a special gift. Wish it photographed better.
It really sparkles!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Sweet Blogger Award

Wow how nice!! I just received the Sweet Blogger Award from Carol at Happy Expressions. Check out her blog at I am to pass it on to five people and will do so in the next few days and post their names. Thanks Carol!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Card Challenge

This 5 x 7 card was made for the Weekly Christmas Card Challenge . It was for your favorite Christmas movie or any Christmas Card. I wanted a vintage theme and went with red, tourquoise and a very pale light green.

I used a sweet vintage digital image which included a Christmas greeting, a doggie and two little girls, sisters I think.
I mounted it on cardstock and "popped" it up with

I used the cuttlebug to emboss snowflakes on the cardstock. I used a
satin ribbon to cover the seam. I added a strip of red over the strip of light green cardstock and added red rhinestones, three on one side.

And one red rhinestone on the other side.

Male Christmas Card Challenge

This card was done for the Winter Wonderland Challenge for a Male Card Challenge. I
wanted to make a vintage themed card and I
used red, green and brown cardstock.

I used a digital image that was mounted on green cardstock and "popped" up
with dimentionals. I stamped and embossed the greeting in
silver and mounted on two cardstock bases and "popped"
it up as well.

I cut some corner pieces and embossed them in silver as well.
I used the cuttlebug to emboss a green on brown strip
and used a silver gel pen to dab some silver in the center
of the circles.