Monday, October 31, 2011

Critter Time!

Another week has gone by and October is coming to an end...Where has the month gone? Happy Halloween to all of my followers who celebrate this day!
This week at Critter Sketch our challenge to you is: A sketch challenge. Our sponsor is Inky Impressions.

I took a little liberty with the size of the blocks for my card but I think you can still see the "bones" of it there. My image and sentiment are by Doodle Pantry. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the solid green scrap that is layered on my white card stock. I stamped the white card stock with a retired SU stamp and Old Olive ink. Two more scraps of paper for the next layers and a flower that I handmade and this card was done! (It only took a few hours of agonizing over how to do!)
Check out the challenge and the other team members creations then plan on joining us!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lia Stampz Challenge #6

Check out the new challenge at Lia Stampz if you have a minute. I think you will like it! The challenge is: round, ribbon and raised(could be embossed, pop dots, etc). Check out what some of my team members have done.
We have two teams and my team doesn't post for the challenges until the 15th of the month. So...until then...check out the other girls creations!

Halloween Ghoul to you!

I did this card with the challenge over at Mary's Cardz TV blog. This week she is challenging you to make a Halloween card using your Cricut. This was an easy one for me as I just recently acquired the Mini Monsters cartridge. The hard part was deciding what to make! I settled on this cute little ghost and the witches cauldron. I cut the cauldron and made an extra top layer so I could pop it up to look 3D. This way I think it makes it look like that sweet blue ghost is coming out from the cauldron! I used a white and silver gel pen to ink around the cauldron. Wiggle eyes were added to the ghost. I used a piece of copper metalic paper twith my cuttlebug to emboss the swirl design on. I also used black card stock as my card base. This will be the card for my grandson this year. Check out the challenge and try your hand at it!
I would also like to enter:
Fantabulous Cricut challenge #83 - Use a ghoul or ghost

Tasteful Thanksgiving

This card was done using a vintage image and sentiment from Create with TLC. I used my Copic markers to color the image in places. I placed this on some paper from Quick Quotes that reminds me of a barn exterior.I used a kraft colored card base from AC Moore. A pretty easy card but I think it turned out just fine!
Check out all of the wonderful images that can be found at TLC. My images are from Paulette's November club package. Have a blessed Sunday everyone!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges- Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Use Fall Colors
The Paper Players #70 - Anything Goes with Fall Colors

Friday, October 28, 2011

Holiday Recipes!

I made these recipe books as Christmas presents for friends of mine so shush...don't tell them! I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the cover and pages with thin cardboard (think cereal boxes). I also used it to cover the pages and make the embellishments on each page. They were cut out of card stock 6 times and then I layered the embellishments to give them more strength and a 3D look. The slice of pie is a digital image from a set at Doodle Pantry called Decadent Desserts.I used a variety of holiday papers from my stash to cover the pages and my Bind It All to put everything together.
Here are a coupe pictures of the inside pages. I am going to write my favorite recipes on the cards and then stick them in each pocket. I hope they like them!

I would like to enter the following challenges :
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (Must be Christmas related)
Southern Girls Challenge - Stripes and polka dots
My Creative Time - Use your Cricut (and DT call)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I did this card using an image and sentiment from TLC Creations. I love the simplicity of it and the message it gives...How about you? I did this card thinking of the US economy and thinking of where we all are right now in our lives... I know we struggle every day just to keep ahead of our bills,provide health insurance for our family, pay our mortgage and put food on the table. I really hope that there is a "light at the end of this tunnel"... Hopefully things will turn around for our country soon.
I would like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion -#36- Fall
Crafty Sentiments Design - No designer papers
Party Time Tuesdays #39 - Anything Goes

Friday, October 21, 2011

Doodle Pantry "Howdy"!

Isn't this the cutest image of Birdie yet?! I love those cowboy boots! I made my card using kraft paper and red card stock from AC Moore. I used my Cricut Expression to cut the scalloped shapes around the image and the red frame. I then used versamark ink and stamped the horses on the kraft paper. The stamp is from a retire set from Stampin' Up. The image came colored already and the Howdy sentiment is part of the set so I just added it to the image before I printed it out.I used pop dots to "pop" the image up on the card. Pretty quick card! The ribbon is from Offray and the brad I picked up at a CK convention last year from one of those places that sell tons of different shaped brads. No company was listed.(Sorry).
You still have time to enter the challenge at Doodle Pantry to get the cute Quirky Penguin set for free. So check it out! It closes on the 24th so get crafting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Bread!

This week at D2d Delightful Inspirations we were given a great set of pumpkin tags! I used one of the images and then added my pumpkin bread title to the inside part of it! This works out great to label my treat for our Halloween luncheon at work tomorrow!

Can you say YUMMY? I love the recipe that I have used for this bread and usually pass out loaves of this bread with the recipe attached!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge #87

This week our challenge at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog is a color challenge. You are to use green, pink and black. No other colors! If you use designer paper only those colors are allowed. Here is what I did using a Doodle Pantry image and sentiment. This is perfect for the holiday quickly approaching!

I colored it with Copic markers and used a Martha Stewart bat punch to add all of the birdie's friends! The punch for the "gooey goo" on the bottom of the card is also a Martha Stewart punch. My papers are from my scrap pile. I believe the black and green is from DCWV and the pink paper from the $1 spot at Target's last Valentine's Day!
Check out the challenge at Critter Sketch. We would love to see your entry!
I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween
Gingerloft Challenge GL27 - Halloween
Challenge Up Your Life - Halloween
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Halloween using Copics

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Challenge with Lia!

Over at Lia Stampz there is a new challenge for you to try! The challenge is to use 2 images on your creation. You may use a sentiment and an image or two images. You don't even need to use a digital image...a stamped image is fine. If you do use a Lia Stampz you will get two entries into the challenge. You have a two week time limit to enter the challenge. This challenge will end on October 29th.
I used a new image called Asha and Friend which is the image you may win for entering the challenge! Along with that image I used one of the Freebie images that were up for a while at Lia Stampz Store( sorry...freebies are gone now...). My sentiment is also from Lia Stampz.
So...what are you waiting for? Check it Out!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Create With TLC Creations

I did both of these cards using images from Create with TLC The first one with the eye was done using an eye chart I found online...don't know who made it...(sorry. If you know please comment here so I can give the artist credit for it). The eye and the sentiment are from the TLC store. I colored it with my Copic markers, used black card stock for the base and some paper from the Target $1 spot for the next layer. I used a punch from SU for the corners.
My second card is from a set at Paulette's store entitled "Wine Group Therapy". I love this set and there are several images and sentiments that are in it. Such a fun sentiment! Papers are from Bazzil and Target $1 spot. I colored this also with Copic markers. Two simple cards but I love how they turned out!
I would like to enter one or both into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Remind you of a song
1st card - "You're Just too good to be true...can't take my eyes off of you" by Franki Valli and the 4 Seasons
2nd song - "Red, Red Wine"
Make It Monday - Anything Goes (Both cards)
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes (Both cards)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Doodle Pantry Batty For You!

This week I made a card using the sweet "Birdie Bat" set that Laurie has for sale in her store at Doodle Pantry. I used the colored image (easy peasy...), added one of the sentiments from the set and then framed it with my Spellbinder Nestabilities die. My papers are from DCWV and the buttons and ribbons from AC Moore. All in quick easy creation sure to bring a smile to whoever I send it to! Check out the challenge that is still going on at Doodle Pantry and you will see the wonderful free set that you receive upon entering it! Have a great week everyone!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Die cuts or punches
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun!
Top Tip Tuesday - Use Designer Papers (optional...handmade flowers)
Tuesday Throwdown - Think Pink

Monday, October 10, 2011


This week at D2D we were given a wonderful set called "Hope Butterfly" to work with. I used the butterfly and flower along with the sentiment for my card. I colored the image with Copic and Prisma markers. I used wire for the butterfly antenna.My silver background is repurposed from the cover of a take out food container! Go on over to Delightful Inspirations and check out the challenge! Link Up For Pink also has a special challenge going on for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Check it out here.
I would like to enter this into the following:
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Always Everything Goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Link Up For Pink - Pink creation for Breast Cancer

Sunday, October 9, 2011

TLC Blog Hop!

Today at TLC Creations we are having a blog hop to introduce all of the new Team Members to you. And we have goodies! Visit everyone's blogs from the hop and pick up each image that was used in the hop! How is that for goodies!
If you get lost along the way just go back to TLC Creations for the list of team members.
Here is the order for the hop in case you get lost along the way:
Georgia (You're here!)

My image is called "Waiting To Hatch". Isn't it adorable! It is yours! You will find it at the end of this post. Just right click on the black and white image and save to your computer!
Here is what I did with it...

I made a pull out box card. This was my first attempt at one but won't be my last! It was super easy to make! You can find a tutorial for it at Tutton's Treasures.
Here is the inside of my card so you can see it opened into the box:

And here is a pic of everything together. The image is placed on a "belly band" that slides in place to hold the card shut:

Remember to leave me some lovin' and the next stop on our hop is Laurence...
Enjoy your Sunday!

Free Image has been removed...Sorry!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


This week we were given this sweet image called "Patches the Ghost" from D2d to work with in the progressive challenge. Isn't he a "hoot"! I love how adorable he is with those patches on his body! He looks ready to have some fun with his friend the cat! I reversed the image when I printed it out and resized it too. Love that flexability with digital images! Check out the challenge and check out Faith's store too! You will love her images!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Be The Pig!

This cute vintage image and sentiment is from Paulette over at TLC. I used a piece of an old tie for one of my blouses to make that cool bow! I kind of re-purpose everything I can! Haha! But this time it was perfect! The image is colored with Copic markers. The papers are "from my pile of bits and pieces". Check out all of the goodies Paulette has for sale in her store!
I would also like to enter the following Challenges:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Animals
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes & Ribbon

Doodle Pantry 5th of Month Challenge

Today starts the Doodle Pantry challenge. Did you know that just for participating you will receive a free digital stamp set? Let me tell you that you will really want the Quirky Penguin set that is the freebie for participating! Remember that you must use a Doodle Pantry image to participate. If you don't have any...there are freebies at Doodle Pantry. Laurie has introduced so many wonderful new image sets this month. I have chosen to use her Snow Birdie colored image with one of the papers that comes with it. I placed my image on the green colored paper from the set (after I reversed the image)along with one of the sentiments and then printed it out! I have added papers from the DCWV Citrus Stack and pink paper from the $1 spot at Target. (It was from their Valentine's pack). I then added a glittery snowflake which was from a Christmas tag set and 3 pearls from DCWV.
I would also like to enter the following Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Diecuts or punches (my snowflake)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Thanksgiving or Thank You
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes

Monday, October 3, 2011

Critter Challenge #85

This week we have a sketch for you to work with at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. Our sponsor for the month is Inky Impressions. I did my card using an image from Stamp Fairy.
My papers are from SU. I have used a Martha Stewart punch to do the drippy border.My word bubble was done using my Expression. I used my trusty Copics to color and Tim Holtz distress inks to distress edges. Two little dots "popped up" and voila: done!
Check out all of the other creations at Critter Sketch and then try your hand at the sketch challenge. It is a great way to get your stockpile of cards needed created!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

TLC Blog Hop is Nearing!

Our new Design Team is in place and ready to show you what we are made of~!
Join us next Sunday, October 9th for a tour around our blogs.....
We will be creating and you will be able to snag the vintage images we use as a freebie at each stop.....
Don't be left out~!..........
Help us to feel special and share some TLC~!

CDAC Progressive Challenge...Round 4!

Welcome back to another round of Progressive challenges from CDAC. This time the theme is Mystical/Halloween and my card is perfect for the theme! The challenge runs from October 1st through October 14th so you have lots of time to enter the challenge.
My image is from Delicious Doodles Digital Stamps and can be found by clicking on their name. You will find lots of wonderful digital images when you visit their store!
Go over to the CDAC Progressive challenge and try your hand at the challenge. If you are a first timer to the challenge, you may pay $1.00 for an image and then join in. You must also be a member to the CDAC Progressive challenge group. It's free to join so "why not"! If you enter the challenge and make a creation using the image; you will automatically be sent the images for the next challenge!
Check out the other lovely creations by my fellow DT and leave them some "love".

Saturday, October 1, 2011

TLC Design Team!

I am so excited to let you all know that I made the design team at TLC! I love Paulette's sentiment and images and use them all the time! If you go over to the TLC site you will see the announcement and all of the new (and returning) team members listed. I will get everyone listed on my side bar in the next few days but if you want to check out the team and the store...go to TLC. Thanks so much!
Here is the first card that I created using one of the TLC sentiments...I used my Cricut Expression, From My Kitchen cartridge and Animal Kingdom cartridge to make the images.

It is also World Cardmaking Day and I would like to enter my card into the contest at Cricut for their challenge.

Doodle Pantry New Releases!

Well Laurie has done it once again. Her new releases today are simply wonderful! I chose to work with one of her new sets called Quirky Penguin. I used the uncolored image, a sentiment and one of the papers from the set to create my card. I just love this penguin... I printed the penguin twice and flipped one of them so it looked like the images were dancing together. I printed the images on some of her wonderful paper and then set about coloring the images with my markers. I love to color! It is such a stress reliever. Very soothing and takes me back to the simpler days of my youth! The black paper is glitter paper and is wonderfully sparkly in real life. The ribbon is from Michael's. Go on over to Doodle Pantry and check out all of the sets! You won't know which to get first!

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