Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last Day to Enter My Giveaway!

Hi Bloggie Buddies :)

Just a reminder that today is the last day to post on a comment on my giveaway post. You have until midnight EST to post a comment. Good Luck!

Click HERE for my giveaway post.

I'll posting the winner later today. Good luck, Everyone!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut News!

Good Evening Bloggie Friends!
First, I would like to say WELCOME to all my new followers. I am honored that you have chosen to follow my blog. I hope you find inspiration in the things I share.

Second, I would like to thank all of you that leave such sweet and encouraging comments for me each and every day. You all are wonderful!

Third, and this is very exciting! I have been chosen to part of the new Fantabulous Cricut Design Team!! This is my first time to be on a design team and I am ecstatic! Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is a weekly challenge blog. I have participated in many of the Challenge Me Monday challenges. If you have never visited this blog or participated in any of the challenges, you are missing some real fun. I encourage you to follow and participate in the challenges. Who knows? You may win!

Are you still with me?

I just wanted to remind you that there is still time to leave a comment and be entered into my giveaway. Just click HERE. You have until October 31, 12 pm Est. to leave a comment. I will be doing the drawing on Nov. 1.

Here's the link to my previous POST. I made a card that I would love you to see. :)
 Good Night, All!
~Saundra :)

What's Cookin'!

Good Evening, Bloggie Friends!
I made this card for Emma's Imagine Nation Monday Challenge over at My Creative Time. Even if you don't have an Imagine you can still participate. The requirement for this challenge is to use polka dots.
For this challenge I made a shaped card. Here are the details:

This card will fit in an A2 sized envelope.
Cricute Cartridge: From My Kitchen ~ I welded the two tab cuts together to form the base of the card.
Cardstock ~ Papertrey Ink, DCWV Baby Girl, Colorbook, open stock paper (I think) from JoAnn's
Color Box Ink ~ Chestnut Roan
Sentiment ~ Scrappy Moms Stamps " A Pinch and A Dash"
Ribbon from my stash
foam tape
White Gelly Roll Pen

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

Hi my Bloggie Friends!
Today I have some treat bags that I made for my children. They are little too old to trick or treat so I thought I'd make them a little something.

I am submitting these into two challenges: Fantabulous Cricut and Cooking With Cricut. Both challenges are to make something scary or not so scary. This idea is not original. Made By Momo featured this in one of her Ustream classes. I just turned it into a Gypsy file :)

The Details:
Cricut Cartridges used: Mini Monsters and Plantin Schoolbook
Solid Cardstock: Recollections and lots of various scraps from my scrap bin
Peachy Keen Stamps: PK-692 Monster Mash Face Assortment
Black and White Gelly Roll Pen
Bic Mark It in Red
Ribbon from American Crafts and Hobby Lobby
Stickles: Orange Peel and Starry Night
Ranger Glossy Accents
Clear gift bags: Walmart
Candy to fill your bags

If you haven't signed up for my giveaway there's still time! Just click Here!

Saundra :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Madison's Card

I made this card for Madison, a little girl battling cancer. Trish over at Techniques by Trish is hosting a card drive for this little girl and her family. Click here for the details.
I will also be submitting this to My Pink Stamper's Color Challenge. The colors to use are pink, purple, and green.

The details:
Cricut Cartridge ~ Create A Critter ~ racoon and marque shape
Paper ~ Recollections and Martha Stewart
Ribbon ~ WalMart
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-754 Critter Faces SET A Medium ~ My set really didn't have a face that fit the racoon so I chose two stamps and combined them. I liked the mouth and nose on one stamp so I just inked up that part and stamped. I used the eyes from another stamp but had to ink one eye and stamp and then do the same for the other eye.
Sentiment ~ TPC Studios
White Gelly Roll Pen
Color Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan ~ I just inked the marque shape a little to help it stand out.

Have great Sunday, Everyone!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Thank you Card

Hi Bloggie Friends!
Here's a thank you card I put together this afternoon. I am submitting it to Cooking With Cricut Challenge #2 Pumpkins.
Here are the details:

Cricut Cartridges ~ Create A Critter~ pumpkins( I used this pumpkin to weld together in my Gypsy to make this a shaped card), Doodlecharms ~ acorns, Mini Monsters ~ pumpkins, I welded all of theses to the base on the card then cut each shape to layer.
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-691 Make a Monster Face, PK-550 Pumpkin Faces, PK-692 Monster Mash Face assortment
TPC Studio Greetings ~ Sentiment
Color Box Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan
White Gelly Roll Pen

Enjoy your evening and don't forget aboutmy giveaway Here!

Gingerbread Gift Bag

Good Morning! Today I have a gift bag for you. I loved this sentiment and couldn't wait to use it. It's from Scrappy Moms Stamps Winter Wishes set. Also, don't forget about my giveaway here.

I am submitting this for Peachy Keen Challenge #39 Wrap It Up and Made By Momo's Tuesday Challenge #15, Anything But A Card.

Here are the details:

Cricut Cartridges ~ Plantin Schoolbook ~  tag and gift bag, I used my Gypsy and had it cut as big as I could get it on a 12 x 12 mat. I cut this in regular and shadow. Paper Doll Dress Up ~ Gingerbread Man
Cardstock ~ Bazzill Basic
Cuttlebug ~ Snowflakes embossing folder
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
Sentiment ~ Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Winter Wishes
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
Stickles ~ Xmas Red
Glossy Accents ~ I used this on the eyes and the heart brads for a little shine.
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
White Gelly Roll Pen

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Follower Give Away!!

Entry to this giveaway is now CLOSED! Good Luck, Everyone!

Good Morning My Bloggie Friends!

As some of you may know earlier this week I found out that my Fall Shaped Mini Album was picked as the winner for Peachy Keen Challenge #38. (You can view my album here.) As a result I won a $25 gift certificate for Peachy Keen Stamps. Well, of course, I am totally excited about this and cannot wait to get my hands on more Peachy Keen goodness!

I also noticed that I am one away from 100 followers and because you all are so sweet with your encouraging words and you all inspire me so much I thought I would do a giveaway!

I am going to give away 2 sets of Peachy Keen Stamps! I am giving away PK-543 Snow Bitty Faces and PK-550 Pumpkin Faces.


To be entered into this giveaway all I need you to do is the following:
  • Leave a comment on this post telling me what should be my next Peachy Keen Stamps Face purchase and a way to contact you. It is not required that you follow me but if you find my creations to your liking please do!

  • Mention my giveaway on your blog with a link back to my blog. Come back here and leave another comment with the link to your post and you will get a second entry.
Now I want to mention that Peachy Keen Stamps is not sponsoring this giveaway, I just Love their stamps and want to share them with you. I also want to mention that Peachy Keen Stamps is giving 10% off all orders $15 and over the rest of October and, on October 23rd - 24th they are having a 99 cent shipping sale on all USA orders $20 or over after all discounts. So, I say now is a good time to try some Peachy Keen Stamps if you haven't.

I will choose a winner for this giveaway on November 1st.

Saundra :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Birthday Card

Hi Bloggie Buddies :)

Here is a card that I made for my mother-in-law's birthday. I am submitting this to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday. The challenge this week is to make something with leaves. I'm also submitting this on Party Time Tuesday blog. The challenge is anything goes but with a birthday sentiment on the front.
Here are the details:

Card size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Cricut Cartridges ~ Cindy Loo ~ tree trunk, Gypsy Wanderings ~ Crown (I was trying to mimic the trees on the patterned paper.)
Solid Cardstock ~ Recollections
Patterned Cardstock ~ DCWV Autumn Splendor and K&Company Fall Harvest
Martha Stewart ~ Around the Edge leaf punch
Crinkle Ribbon ~ Pumpkin Spice ~ You can order this ribbon from Kim at My Craft Spot. She has done quite a few projects with this ribbon. The colors are beautiful.
Sentiment ~ Fiscars
Leaf buttons ~ Michaels
White Gelly Roll Pen for doodling
Stitching ~ done on my sewing machine in a zig-zag stitch

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Key To My Heart

Good Afternoon Bloggies!
I made a card for my husband today. He had to make a hard decision that affected our family and although I had a hard time with it, I absolutely know it was the right decision. I'm going to slip this into his lunch box tomorrow. I did 2 new things on this card that I have never done before; heat embossing and real stitching with my sewing machine.
I am submitting this card on the Cooking With Cricut blog. The challenge this week is all about LOVE. This is the first challenge for this blog. It is full of inspiration and tutorials. I'm also submitting this on the Cricut Couple blog. It's their anniversary, so they are celebrating with and Anniversary challenge.

Here are the details for my card:
Card size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Cricut Cartridge ~ Sweethearts ~ all my cuts are from this cartridge. I welded the stamp image in my Gypsy to create the card base. The red mat is just a 1/4 of an inch smaller. I then cut the white mat with my Fiscars papercutter 1/4 of an inch smaller. The lock and key, I believe, were cut at 2.5 inches.
Solid Cardstock ~ Recollections
Cuttlebug ~ Heart Blocks embossing folder
Ranger Perfect Medium
Clear embossing powder
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Heart brad ~ I just pulled the prongs off and adheared it with glue dots
Cat's Eye Ink ~ Black
Sewing machine ~ I used black thread and then red thread for the stitching.
Sentiment ~ Computer generated

That's it! I am pleased with the way it came out and hope that it makes my husband know how much I love him.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Fall Welcome

It's been a wonderful Sunday afternoon. I hope everyone is enjoying their day. I made this fall welcome sign to hang on our door. I tried to finish this yesterday but my Cricut E was not cooperating. So, I put everything away and tried again today. Here is the result:
I am submitting this for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #31. The challenge is "On the Wall."  I am also submitting this for Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Challenge #3. The challenge here is to make a home decor item and use Peachy Keen Faces.
Here are the details:

I used cardboard from a cereal box for my base. It measures 7.5 x 12 inches.
Cricut Cartridges ~ Create A Critter ~ pumpkin (I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide the face) and acorn, Doodlecharms ~ oak leaf, Gypsy Wanderings ~ maple leaf, Pooh Font ~ Welcome, I used the shadow of the marker font.
Patterned Paper ~ K&Company Fall Harvest Stack
Solid Cardstock ~ Bazzill and DCWV
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Everyday Character Faces
Cat's Eye Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
White Gelly Roll Pen

Blast Off!

This is the last card I made for a student in my class. He really loves outer space so I thought this cut from Just Because Cards was perfect for him.
Here are the details:

Card size ~ 4.25 x 5.5 inches, mat size ~ 4 x 5.25
Cricut Cartridge ~ Just Because Cards ~ I used the Gypsy to size this cut since I wasn't using the card feature on this cartridge.
Sizzix Embossing Folder ~ Lines and Dots
Sentiment ~ Hand written
Stickles ~ Yellow
White Gelly Roll Pen

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Shaped Mini Album

Hi Bloggie Buddies!
I am so excited to share this project with you. This is my first shaped mini album and I am very pleased with the way it came out. I am submitting this for Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge #38. The challenge is to make something fall inspired and it cannot be a card. Check out my first shapped mini:

Here are the details:

The Cricut Expression was used for this project and it was designed in my Gypsy.
Cartridges used ~ Plantin Schoolbook, Stretch You Imagination, Paper Doll Dress Up, Pooh and Friends, Doodlecharms, and Create A Critter
Patterned Paper ~ K&Company Fall Harvest Stack and DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack
Solid Cardstock ~ Various scrap pieces
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-490 Everyday Character Faces and PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
Martha Stewart ~ Around the edge Leaf punch
Ficars ~ Threading Water punch
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany and Tea Dye
Ribbon ~ American Crafts and Hobby Lobby
Button ~ Found at Micheals
White Gelly Roll Pen for doodling
Bind It All

Wow! That is 2 posts in one day. I am definately enjoying my extra crafting time since I am at home again.
Enjoy your Friday!

Just Hangin' Around

Here is my next card that I made for another student. Blake is a very bright boy and he wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. He loves animals. I think this card will bring a smile to his face. I am submitting this for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge over at My Creative Time. The challenge is to make something with an animal.
Isn't this monkey cute!

Here are the details:

Card size ~ 4.25 x 5.5, mat size ~ 4 x 5.25 inches
Cricut Cartridge ~ Create A Critter ~ monkey and vines
Cardstock ~ Recollections
Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
Sentiment ~ Fiscars
White Gelly Roll Pen

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Hi Bloggie buddies!
I made this card for another one of my students. He absolutely Loves sharks.

Here are the details:

Card size ~ 4.25 x 5.5 inches, mat size ~ 4 x 5.25 inches
Cricut cartridge ~ Lifes's A Beach ~ shark, Zooballoo~ waves
Cardstock ~ Recollections
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ D'Vine Swirls
Stickles ~ Stardust
Ink ~ Martha Stewart
Senttiment ~ Fiskars
White Gel Pen

Now you may have begun to wonder why I am making cards for my former students. Well, about a week or so ago I posted about going through a bit of a difficult time. The reason I said difficult was because I was in a transition. I have been teaching 3rd and 4th graders at a private school for the last 7 years and I had my last day last Friday. I truly LOVE teaching and will miss my students very much. I am now an official Stay at Home, Homeschooling, Mom again!  Anyway, I wanted to make the kids cards and tried to think of things they liked best. This year I only had 5 students. I already posted 2 cards that I made the girls in my class. I have 2 more cards to go and will post them in the next day or so.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my ramblings :)

Another Sweet Card

This card is for Cricut Cardz Challenge #46. This week the challenge is anything goes.
I decided to give this card to a former student who was very sweet.
Here are the details:
This card measure 4.25 x 5.5 inches. It is folded potrait style.
Kraft cardstock was used for the base.
Patterned Paper is DCWV
Solid cardstock is Recollections
Cricut Cartridge~ From My Kitchen
Ribbon~ Walmart
Sentiment~ Inkadinkado
Ink~ Martha Stewart
White Gel pen for stitching and higlights

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another Give Away Announcement!

Dorcas over at 4CraftyAngels is giving away a Cricut Country Life cartridge to one lucky winner. Why? Do you ask? Well, she is a very talented card maker and is always sharing her creations. Because she inspires us all so much she has reached over 400 followers on her blog. Make sure you go over and check her out.
Here's a peek at what you could win:
Good luck, Everyone!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hi Cupcake!

Hello Bloggy Friends!

I made this card for My Pink Stamper Challenge for today. She is giving away some great prizes this week. Make sure you check out her blog. The challenge was to make something cute. Easy peasy, Right?
I created this card for a former student. I think it hits the mark for cuteness!
Here are the details:

Card Size~ 4.75 x 5.5 inches
Solid cardstock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ DCWV Sweet Mat Stack
Ribbon ~ Debbie Mumm
Cricut Cartridge ~ Create A Critter ~ I used my Gypsy and the hide contour feature to hide the face on the cupcake.
Sentiment ~ Inkadinkado
Peachy Keen Stamp ~ Everyday Face Assortment
White gel pen
Chalk for cheeks

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cocoa to Warm Your Heart

Hello Bloggy Friends :)

I made this card for The Pink Stamper Saturday Challenge. The challenge is to make a winter card. I just got my Winter Wishes stamp set by Scrappy Moms Stamps and decided to use them on the card.
Here are the details:
  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Christmas Cheer ~ Mug cut at 3.5 inches, 1st rounded square was cut on real dial size, with the width and height unlinked in my Gypsy, at 4 x 5.25 and the second layer was cut at 3.75 x 5. Gypsy Wanderings ~ Heart cut at .75.
  • Patterned Paper ~ K&Company Pepermint Twist
  • Solid card stock ~ Recollections
  • Sentiment ~ Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Winter Wishes
  • Ribbon ~ This actually came wrapped around my stamps so I reused it!
  • Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
  • White Gel Pen
  • Stickles ~ Star Dust ~ This is put on the steam.
  • Ranger Glossy Accents ~ I added this to the cocoa in the mug. It wasn't quite dry when I took this picture but I knew I only had a little sunlight left.
That's it! Thanks for come by and looking!

BTW, If anyone could help figure out why I can not get my thumbnails to link correctly on the inlinkz I would be quite greatful. I have tried numerous times but don't seem to have any luck.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Banana Bread Mmmm...

Hi Everyone!
I made this for the Fantabulous Cricut Blog's Challenge Me Monday Challenge #30

National Bake & Decorate Month: Create a project that has something to do with baking.
I made a few loaves of banana bread and cut this cute little gift card to go with it.

I think this came out adorable!
Here are the details:
Cricut Cartridge ~ Create A Critter ~ banana, I cut the banana at 4 inches, welded 2 shadow cuts to create a card. I also used the hide contour feature in my Gypsy to hide the face on this banana
Cardstock ~ Wausau ~ Target brand
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Medium Critter Face Stamps
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
White gel pen
Cats Eye Pigment ink in brown

My family has already consumed a loaf of this banana bread and I am sure the other will gone at breakfast :)

Happy crafting!