Saturday, March 28, 2009


Our second challge in our Crafty Critters group was hosted by traceyc0103 and it was a sketch challenge. I love sketchs because I don't tend to use them often but always love the creative juices it pulls from me.

The Challenge:

1 - Use SCS Card Sketch 180.
2 - Use pink and brown color combo
3 - Include a flower on your card, it can be in your DP, a brad, diecut, prima, etc.
4 - Use the image of your choice.

Play Time!

I finally got some play time today. I have been dying to let my creative juices flow with some card making. First today I did a card that I cased from a card I received in a swap on SCS. I just love this color combo and the dp. I received the turtle image from a secret sister on SCS. Tonight I need to work on some LOTW swaps so I'm sure I'll be sharing those later this weekend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cricut Page Swap

I'm hosting a Cricut themed swap on SCS. The "rule" was to create a double page 12x12 layout using your Cricut. I decided to do a dinosaur page because my 3 1/2 year old Mitchell loves dinosaurs. The brown page is the left side. I used dp, buttons, rope ribbon, a cricut cut t-rex and put a googly eye on the t-rex. The green page is the right side. The tree/bush and dinosaur were cut with my cricut. I also put a googly eye on this dinosaur. I felt like I needed to add more to the pages but after looking at them a zillion times I decided I did not want to over do them.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Go Ahead and DROOL!!!

On SCS I hosted a Secret Sister Element swap. The "rules" were to create a gift package for a secret sister that consisted of certain elements. They were:

Each kit needs to contain the following elements.
1. 3-4 tubes of stickles
2. 5-10 stamped images
3. 2-3 card kits (each kit should allow your ss to make 1-2 cards)
4. 1 spool of ribbon (atleast 1 yard)
5. Pack of embelishments (bling, brads, eyelets, etc)
6. 1 altered item (this can be a jar, box, can, folder, notepad, etc)

I received my kit from my SS on Thursday and she WAY spoiled me. My kit contained:
4 Bottles of Stickles
4 Spools of Ribbon
Huge bag of Eyelets, Buttons, and Brads
Bag of Primas and Rinestone Embelishments
Bag of assorted shaped paper clips
7 (yes 7) Card Kits (girl you know the weakness to my heart, I LOVE card kits)
Huge bag of stamped images
and last but definitely NOT least an Altered flower tin stuffed FULL of Primas. I LOVE it! I have been searching for a better way to store my Primas and I love this.

Here are some pictures to drool over!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I hosted a challenge on SCS with our Crafty Critters Blog Group. Not sure if I 100% love it but it turned out bright and ready for spring.

The Challenge: Your challenge is to create a card of any size that is "critter" related. That is right, use stamps, stickers, embelishments, anything that has a critter or critters on it. The second part of the challenge is to use the colors green and yellow. We are getting in the mood for spring!!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Card Kit Cards

I'm actually going to cheat just a little with my blog post today. These are cards I created early last week. I was way to busy this weekend to even think about crafting.
On SCS I was in a swap hosted by my friend Tracey. The swap was to create card kits and swap them with each other. These are elements I got from two different kits for two different cards. I'm unsure of the stamp or product companies but enjoyed what the girls put together and coordinated for them.
I'm hoping to get some MUCH NEEDED craft time in tomorrow.