Friday, February 25, 2011

Lucky Duck - Cricut Cardz Challenge #63

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all my new followers and all of you who have congratulated me on my recent engagement. Your comments always make me smile =0)  It has been a while since I've participated in a challenge and I certainly have missed it!  I know I should be finishing up the invitations I'm working on but I needed to take a little break.  I decided to play along this week over at  The challenge this week was to make a St. Patrick's Day card or project, however, no shamrocks were allowed in the design.  It was a little challenging since pretty much everyone associates the two. So I really had to give this one some thought and this is what I came up with.  I had wanted to use this little duck for sometime now and was planning to do so for either a spring or Easter project.  Then I thought hmmm...what about a lucky duck for St. Patrick's Day!  I just love ducks they are so cute!!  I decided to go with that and here are the specifics:

Cartridges Used:
Gypsy Wanderings: Card Base @ 4.90"(welded two tags together) & Layer @ 4.40"
Just Because Cards: Duck & layers @ 6.25"
Disney -  Mickey Font: Lucky Duck @ 0.65"
Paper Dolls Dressup: Top Hat @ 2.60"
3 Birds on Parade: Horseshoe @ 5.00"

Supplies used:
Solid cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: My stash
Rhinestones: Michaels Dollar Section
Ribbon: Michaels
Gold Gel Pen

Thanks again for stopping by =0)


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2 New Awards and some babble

Hi everyone,

Sorry that I have been a little out of touch this past week. It has just been a whirlwind of events for me since Valentine’s Day. All is good, in fact all is great! My boyfriend of 2 ½ years proposed to me on Valentine’s Day! He surprised me when he gave me the ring that I had my heart set on. We had looked at rings over a year ago and he remembered the one I had fallen in love with. Unfortunately, the ring while beautiful and very expensive was not a good choice :0( The first one, the one that he gave me on Valentine’s Day within 4 hours a stone fell out! The next day he exchanged it and was given another one, upon inspecting it I realized it had some white/frosted spots within the main stone…arghhh! So we decided to return the ring altogether and look elsewhere. After looking around for a few days and visiting several different jewelry stores. I’m happy to say that not only did I find a more beautiful ring; it was also much less expensive. So that means more money for paper crafting and Cricut! Hey, at least I have my priorities straight :0) I also have been busy making my very first custom order; I am making invitations for a Sweet Sixteen. I will be posting the pictures in a day or two. In the meantime, I wanted to take a moment and thank two very talented ladies for their generosity and awarding me the “Liebster Award”! The Liebster Love Blog award is designed to recognize bloggers who have less than 300 followers but whose work deserves gigantic praise.

Thank you to Gina from and Rae from these ladies are absolutely amazing!! Definitely stop by their blogs and check out their incredible creations. So upon receiving this award  I am to spread the love by recognizing up to five blogs whose work I follow and admire.  I follow so many blogs and there are so many creative bloggers out there, that it really is so difficult to choose only 5.  Nevertheless, I am excited to pass this honor on to the following talented bloggers:  

Kelly of
Valerie of
Kellee of
Debbie of
Anita of

Congratulations ladies, you are all awesome and I love following your blogs!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Banner

Hey everyone,

This is my 2nd post today and I might have another one later.  Yes, last minute Valentine!  I have done several banners before and I just love making them...they are just so much fun!!  Since my blog is still pretty new, I have never posted one until now.  I made this banner for my cousin, I think this is the fourth one I've made her.  She is so funny, she knows that when a new holiday rolls around, she will be getting a new banner made especially for her =0)  So, she loves pink!! Then again, what girl doesn'  She wanted me to incorporate some pink as well as the traditional red in her Valentine banner.  So here is all the specifics:

  • Cartridges used: Sweethearts (Scalloped Hearts @ 7.15" & Cupid @ 7") Plantin Schoolbook: (Hearts @ 5.20" ) and Jasmine (Love @ 4.40")
  • Solid Cardstock: Recollections
  • Patterned Paper: K & Company - KP Valentine
  • Pink Boa: Joann Fabrics
Glittered Clothespins
  • Terrifically Tacky Tape from Provo Craft
  • Martha Stewart Glitter - Garnet
Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Much love,

Olive You Card

Hey everyone,
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I have been very busy making last minute Valentine's Day projects.  Today I made this card for my cousin to give to her boyfriend.  She wanted something very simple with red, black & white.  This is what I came up with and I really like the way it turned out ...she did too!  Not sure if you can tell in the pic but the top layer of the martini glass is a piece of the plastic casing that the ciruct cartridges come in. I cut the plastic casing flat, removing all the sides and ran it through my cricut for the image. This was the first time I had tried this and I'm glad I did. It gave the image the effect that it was glass.  I used my regular cricut blade and used a pressure of 6.  I did have to run it through twice since the first time it didn't cut all the way through.  So glad that I saved those plastic casings!  So here is a list of all the items used:
The card is 5x7
  • Plastic Packaging  from Cricut Cartridges
  • Carts Used: Nifty Fifties (Martini & Layers @ 4.75") and Doodlecharms (Heart - Pimento @1.25")
  • Solid & Metallic Paper: Recollections
  • Jim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • Xyron Machine
  • DecoArt: Glamour Dust in Crystal
  • Ribbon: Joann's Valentine Section
  • Sentiment: Computer Generated
  • EK Success: "Shimmering Pink Hearts" - Mini Hearts on Sentiment
Stop by again, real soon =0)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hugs & Kisses Card

Hi Everyone,
In the past few days I have seen so many cards and projects with lips, I decided to make one too.  I tried to keep it really simple since I wanted to have the lips be the focal point.  Not sure if you can tell in the photo but I used Glossy Accents on the lips and it looks like they have lip gloss on, which I think gives it a really cool effect :0) Here are the items I used:
  • Carts used: A Child's Year (Card @ 5.5") and Sweethearts (Lips @ 2.60"and Sentiment @ 1.75")
  • Solid cardstock: Recollections
  • EK Success "Shimmering Pink Hearts"
  • Glossy Accents
  • White Gel Pen
  • Ribbon: Michael's
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Gift Bag

Hi crafty friends,
Hope everyone is doing great.  I know I have been M.I.A. this past week, I do apologize.  It's just been a bit crazy for me.  I have been trying to organize my very small craft area and realizing in the process that I have way too much!!  So, I think I will have to come up with a giveaway very stay tuned! I also have been making samples for an invitation order I got for a sweet sixteen party.  As soon as I get the go-ahead, I will post the pics and details for the invitations.  In the meantime, I decided to make a gift bag for Valentine's Day.  I have seen so many other crafty ladies make them, so I decided to give it a try.  I think it came out cute for my first try and now I want to make!  So here are the details:
  • Brown Craft Gift Bag (Bought this at the Dollar Store and I got 2 for $1.00, not bad)
  • Pattern Paper: Sweet on You Collection from Target Dollar Section (PP Size 8" x 10 1/2")
  • Solid Cardstock: Recollections (Hot Pink Mat 7" x 6") and (Light Pink Mat 6 1/2" x 5 1/2")
  • Carts used: Joys of the Season - Doves @ 3.35" and Create a Critter - Love @ 3.35" (Used Gypsy)
  • Martha Stewart Glitter - Tourmaline
  • White Gel Pen
  • Ribbon - Michael's
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Another Blog Award...Yaay!

Hi everyone,

It has been a few days since my last post.  I have been busy organizing my craft area and I'm almost done.  I'm hoping that by being a little bit more organized, I can get more crafting done.  I will definitely have a few projects coming up this week, so definitely check back.  In the meantime, I was awarded my second blog award!  I'm so excited!!  Angie was so sweet to give me this award, THANK YOU ANGIE!!  She is very talented and has some great crafts posted on her blog  Definitely check her out and show her some love.  So upon receiving this award, I need to pass it along to 8 talented individuals that I have recently discovered and share 8 things about myself.  So here we go:

I am passing along this award to 8 very talented ladies and this list is in no particular order.  Stop by their blogs and check out some of the awesome projects they have.

  1. Brandi @
  2. Cheryl @
  3. Joni @
  4. Courtney @
  5. Laurie @
  6. Jean @
  7. Miranda @
  8. Corri @
8 Things about myself:
  1. I own 41 Cricut cartridges and still want more!!
  2. I love Christmas!! (The ornaments, the decorating, the movies) I just love it all!!
  3. I love going to Disney World! Yes, I'm a big kid at heart and since I live in Miami a trip to Disney is just 3 hours away!!
  4. I love to cook and bake (Just another outlet for my creativity)
  5. I dream of having my own craft room someday.  Right now, I just craft on my dining table and it's not too spacious =0(
  6. I love watching re-runs of Seinfeld.  I have all 9 seasons on DVD but still watch everytime it's on tv.
  7. I love candles!  My favorite is Slatkin & Co. from Bath and bodyworks.  Always have one lit when I'm home.
  8. I do not have any pets, however, I just love animals!
Thanks again to Angie for thinking of me when she was passing along this award, it means alot to me =0)

Much love to all,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cicut Cardz Challenge #59

Hey everyone,
Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Today, I wanted to share with all of you a card I made for the challenge over at The theme was to make a Valentine project for a child. I had wanted to use this cute little love bug image from the Create a Critter Cartridge for some time now. So, I decided to go with that… it’s just so darn cute! All the images on this card were cut from the Create a Critter cartridge and I used my Gypsy. However, I did alter the flowers a bit by snipping them off and replacing them with hearts. I also did the same for the bug’s antennae. I really like the way it turned out and hope you all like it too =0)
So here are the items I used for my card:

  • Card Size: 5 x 7 (all layers are cut ¼” smaller on all sides
  • Cartridge: Create a Critter (Bug @ 4”, Wording @ 2”, Flowers @ 2.40” and Hearts @ 0.90” & 0.75”)
  • Solid cardstock: Recollections
  • Patterned Paper: K & Company (KP Valentine)
  • Stickles (Diamond & Christmas Red)
  • Embellishments: Recollections Mini Ladybug Stickers (Found this at Michaels, only 0.99 cents!)
  • White Gel Pen
Thanks for stopping by!