cards · Christmas · Cricut · rubber stamps · Winter


So here’s the scoop for Flashback Friday Challenge Blog**first card you have posted with a window cut into the front of the card** I found this in my Splitcoast Stampers Gallery,  I made it for Christmas 2007.   yipes,  where does the time go!  I know I got the idea from someone online but I sure don’t remember where now!  If it was you,  THANKS!  I loved the inspiration!  This is not the first card I ever made with a window cut in the front… I’ve been stamping since April of 1994,  so it’s impossible to remember that first one! For me that is!!! lol

HERE is my card in my SCS gallery.  Wish I had a picture of the inside but I can’t find one. figures.

What a fun challenge blog… I love looking back… have a nice day and see you tomorrow!

cards · CC Designs · copics · Cricut · Fall · rubber stamps

Amy’s Trick or Treat Princess…

I’ve had this card started for a couple weeks…finally got it almost finished earlier in the week but today was “the day” to get it on the brown!  lol  I know,  I use a lot of “brown”!  I like it!  An adorable image by Amy Young for CC Designs… the cutest Baby Trick or Treater.   I hope you can see the detail in this awesome tree die cut too… I’ll post a close up.  Awesome woodgrain (brown) lol!   The grass and the ABC frame are cut on my old original Cricut.  I love the Graphically Speaking cartridge… lots of fun stuff that I have yet to cut!  Martha Stewart’s fence border punch.  The pattern paper is by Bo Bunny and the teeny apples are a Fiskars hand held apple punch.

The close up…

I used the same color combos I always use… boring… hehe  Hair – E50, YR31, 23,24,  Dress – R24, 27, 29, 59,  Skin – E000, 00, 01, itty bitty bit of E21 and I can’t remember what I used on her cheeks this time.  I figure I did good to remember this much! lol


I’m linking to Stamp Something Challenge blog with the theme of Halloween somethings… Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog is Halloween…The One Stop Craft Challenge blog is Halloween…Crazy 4 Challenges blog is Fall/Autumn…Challenge Up Your Life Challenge blog is Autumn.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for taking the time to leave me comments… I love them!  Stamping friends are the best!


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All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge…


This week the challenge for All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge Blog is to “shape it up”! Well, that’s not really how she put it but we are doing shaped cards…it’s fun to think “out of the box”!

Check out the other Design team’s awesome creations on the challenge blog…. here’s what you’ll want to know to play along…

  • every week there is a new and exciting prize being offered
  • in order to be eligible to win, your card must include a stamp that is sold in the All That Scraps store. Whether it is any of our wonderful in house designs or from the various other stamp companies that ATS carries (Magnolia, Kraftin Kimmie, etc) the choice is yours.
  • be sure to link up your creation with Mr Linky by next Tuesday at 10pm est
  • Use the challenge, create a shape card
  • only one entry per person please!

Join the challenge by creating a different shape card than you normally would do! So many awesome stamps to choose from at All That Scraps!

Here’s a close up picture of the new release Swiss Pixie Nora on the Swing, available tonight at 10 p.m.!

  • Nora is stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink on Neenah Classic Crest Super-smooth card-stock
  • colored with Copic Sketch Markers – hair E50, YR31, 21, 23, 24  skin E000, 00, 01, R00, R20 limb E 55, 57, 59  shirt, wings, flower border, butterflies, socks RV00, 10, 19  jeans B91, 93
  • My Minds Eye Quite Contrary pattern papers
  • The tree in the background is cut on the Cricut with the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge
  • EK Success flower border punch – I accordion folded it for dimension
  • Martha Stewart grass border punch and butterflies punch
  • All Night Media wood grain stamp used on the truck of the tree, stamped with Adirondack Espresso ink
  • Frosted Lace stickles on her wings and socks
  • I used a big circle coluzzle temple and cutting system to get my circles….do any of you like the Martha Stewart circle cutter?

I love linking to other challenges…get to be inspired by so many wonderful stampers. Here’s my list for this card…

Thanks for sharing your comments and for all the stamping inspiration you bring to me too!  AND…the Card Sprouts are moving on to Week #3 in the Royal Battle at The Greeting Farm.  Thanks for voting and if you voted for the Card Sprouts,  we appreciate it!

cards · copics · Cricut · Just Magnolia · Magnolia

Just Magnolia – Shaped Card

Vrrrroooom! The challenge this week at Just Magnolia is to make a shaped card – nothing square! Here’s what I came up with…Edwin is driving now!IMG_2515

The car folded in half into a card….IMG_2508

The card open…

I think it will fit into a A7 envelope the best…

The car is cut on the Cricut with the Graphically Speaking cartridge….some really cool things on this cartridge!  Now to go look and see what everyone else came up with!

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cutie patootie ATC


The Challenge:  Do you think Julie is going to have a baby boy or baby girl?  Well,  she already has boys, so I picked “a girl”!   So,  the gals in the area swap group were to make her an atc according to what we decided.

Here’s my girl ATC.  She really is ATC size,  2.5 in. x 3.5 in.  Six cuts on the cricut to get her nice and chipboard thick…the cartridge is Stretch Your Imagination.  She’s kinda goofy looking cute!  lol

ATC's · Cricut

Vintage Nursery Rhyme Swap


OK – so YUM might be stretching things for eating a slice of pumpkin!  So many cool vintage nursery rhyme images out there!  This one is in an old book from 1922.

I used a children’s dictionary page for the pumpkin definition.  Martha Stewart fence punch…

The cricut for the vines…

Flourish stamp is from Stampington/stamped in vivid vintage green ink and the alphabet is Paper Studio…

The flower is from Doodlebug…

Card-stock is Bazzill Smoothies in orange and blue…

cards · Cricut

Lane ropin’ 7

Grandson number 2 had his 7th birthday April 1st…yep, he’s a handsome redhead!

Lane ropin' 7
Lane ropin' 7

Click to Enlarge,  click on the picture again and it gets even larger!

The grandchildren and I have so much fun creating with the Cricut Paper Doll cartridge, that I had to make one for Lane for his birthday card.  I added lots of little details…chalked and inked everything, crumpled the card-stock for the band on his hat…stamped teeny paisley on the scarf…

headI wanted his chaps to look like leather so I used a Magenta crackle stamp on them….pantsThen to make the rope look a little like twine/rope,  I took my xacto knife and scratched it up….ropin7a very fun cowboy to make….I’ve always loved paper piecing!!!  Hope he makes you smile too!


Connie’s cute Leprechaun

charming green guycharming green guy           actual size 

 My sister Connie and her DH were here Sat. afternoon through Sun. morning…long enough to spend time w/our family and create w/the Paper doll cartridge for the Cricut.  The next layout Connie is planning to create is one of her grandsons in leprechaun garb….so this little green guy is going on a scrapbook page soon!

So fun to create these little paper dolls!  All the little extra touches w/the paper piercer, chalks and inking really make for a realistic looking character…He is a 3 in. doll…

Hope he makes you smile!

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