Wednesday, October 31, 2012

You Are Sew Special!!

Today is the last day to enter the Crafters Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge #22.  There are 2 images available for this challenge.  Find all the details here.   This is my entry for part a.
Card Recipe:
A2 Card base
Background Paper - SEI Moravia stack
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Corner Punch
Glossy Accents - to pin heads and buttons
Bakers Twine
Sentiment is computer generated
Promarkers used to color image -
Pin Cushion - Poppy, Crimson, Forest Green
Thread - Putty, Dusky Pink, Twilight Sky, Plum Preserve
Buttons - Twilight Sky, Plum Preserve
Pin Heads - Cerise, Orange, Purple, Azure, Turquoise

Thank you for dropping in on us today.  I know none of this is using the Cricut but we all need to be reminded we can sit down and create a card without a lot of machines.  Don't get me wrong I love my E2 and Imagine but sometimes I just like to make a card without them.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Owl Baby Book - Cindy Loo, Nursery Tails

Hi Everyone -  As I've said in earlier posts, I'm helping my friend give a baby shower for her niece next week.  Mom and I decided to make a book for all the guests that attend the shower to write some "motherly" advice for the new mom.  The theme for the shower is "Look Whooo's Having a Baby" so we decided that we would make the book in the shape of an (you guessed it) owl!!  Whoohooo!!

We found a really cute owl on Cindy Loo.  We cut out the outside of the book using cardboard at 8".  We then cut the covers for the book out of brown cardstock.  We cut the layers of the owl out of pink, orange, and yellow cardstock.  We decorated the pages with images cut from the Imagine Nursery Tails.

Taylor's nursery is decorated in owls so I can't wait for her to be able to put this book in her nursery. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  We appreciate your visits and your comments.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Baby Gift Bag - Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Tails

I made it back from visiting with family and friends.  I first went to my sister's for a few days, then went to some dear friends in Charlotte, NC.  While there, I helped her with some window treatments.  And wouldn't you know it, I didn't take pictures.  She was very happy so that's all that matters.

Donna is working on some items for a baby shower she's helping with in November.  I made this bag for one of her friends to put her gift in.  

For this side I used Nursery Rhymes.  The stork and shadow are cut at 9".  The sentiment is cut at 3".

This side is decorated with an image from Nursery Tails, an Imagine cartridge.  I printed and cut all the pieces at 9".  Did you guess the mother-to-be is having a girl.  Here's a close up of the image.  I hope you can see that some of the elements were put on with foam adhesives to give them some dimension.

Thank you for visiting with us today.  We'll be back tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy 

Monday, October 22, 2012


Hi Everyone!

My best friend's niece is having a baby girl in January.  I've watched her niece grow from a little girl to a grown married woman.  We are throwing a baby shower for her in November and the theme of her nursery and the shower is owls.  They are all the rage right now!!

I made candy treat bags for all the people that attend the shower.  I made them to look like - you guessed it - OWLS!!!

I cut the brown label using Lacy Labels at 2 1/2".  I ran them through the Cuttlebug to emboss them to give the "head" some texture.  Then folded them in half. 

For the eyes, I used Alphalicious and cut the scalloped circle at 1.25" and then a circle at 1" and then another circle at 3/4".

I glued all the layers of the eyes together.  Then I put the candy in the bags and stapled the "brown head" on top of the bag.  I glued the eyes over the staples and cut a small triangle for the nose.

Now whooooo doesn't think these are the cutest???  I've got more projects to make for the shower.  I'm going to make a banner with the baby's name on it using the Pretty Pennants cartridge.  I'm also going to make an owl shaped book for the shower attendees to write "words of wisdom" to Taylor about having a baby!!  I'm hoping to have these projects completed this week and will post on the blog for you to see.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Mom's back home from her traveling adventures.  I got fussed at for not posting on the blog while she was gone.  I do have an excuse -  last week I was in the world of 6th grade homework - OH MY WORD!!!!! 

Thank you for your comments.  Until another day - God Bless You!!  Donna


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

3D Bows - Cricut Craft Room

Have you tried any of the Cricut Craft Room Exclusives?  From October 10-17 Provocraft is allowing us to cut 3D Bows for free.  I decided to cut some bows out of Christmas paper.  Here's how they look.

 I cut all of them at 5.5".  I think the multi-point one is a bit small.  However, a larger one will have to be cut on a 12X24 mat.  Now, don't do like I did.  I did not search for any directions as to how to put the bows together.  I sat here and figured out how to construct them and thought I might blog the directions only to find Provocraft has directions.  Talk about feeling stupid.  Oh well, here is the link.

I think I'll be making some more of these.  The blue & white one is super easy.  I may use this for my craft night with my neighbor ladies.  

Thank you for visiting with us today.  Max & I are out of town this week so Donna is in charge of the blog.  I love you, Donna.  You Go Girl!!! God Bless You All!!!!  Peggy

Monday, October 15, 2012

STEP AWAY FROM THE FRIDGE - Doodle Pantry, Zooballoo, Freshly Picked

Hi Everyone,

Craig and I have decided to make a lifestyle change and lose some weight.  So we joined Weight Watchers Online.  We've been in this lifestyle change for two weeks now.  I've lost 10 pounds and Craig has lost 8 pounds.  YIPPPPEEEEEE!!!!  I have lots more to go but I'm thrilled with our start!

Crafters Digital Art Center has a Progressive Freebie Challenge. The current challenge ends October 15 and features this adorable image of a little pig by Laurie Wilson of Doodle Pantry. So I decided to make a wipeoff board to put on the refrigerator to write encouraging notes to Craig and myself.  

I printed the cute "Muddy Piggy" on my printer and cut it out.  I used Zooballoo to cut out grass and then cut the fence out using Freshly Picked.  I also cut a sign using Freshly Picked.  I then typed "STEP AWAY from the fridge!!" and posted the sign.  This little piggy is so cute but he'll also keep guard on the fridge in case we try to eat something we're not supposed to eat!!

Now isn't he just the cutest???

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We appreciate your visits and comments.  Stop by tomorrow - Mom's posted a really cute project!!  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Hi Everyone -

Well, I made something last night that I think was the ugliest thing I've ever made.  I showed it to Mom and she said, "Well, it's not "THAT" bad!"  So that confirmed it, it was ugly.  So what did I do with it - as I told Mom on the phone - I came home from work today, crushed it into a ball, threw it on the floor, stepped on it, and then picked it up and put it in the trash.  I'm ashamed to say that I made something that ugly. 

So needless to say, I had to redeem myself and decided to make something that I've wanted to make for a long time.  Just never took the time!  And if I had known it really didn't take a long time to make, I would have made it sooner. 

Using the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridges, I made the Sweets Shop below.  It was just a matter of pushing the buttons, cutting out the layers, and putting the pieces together.    I cut all layers at 10".  Here's a picture of all the pieces laying on my desk waiting to be assembled.  (Now don't be looking at all the other mess.)

This is the finished product from several different angles. 

This was a really fun project to make.  I would highly recommend this cartridge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I know Mom and I have been kinda AWOL lately.  We just can't seem to get our "mojo" going but hopefully, we're getting back in the swing of things!!  We do appreciate your faithfulness to us and we hope you'll come back again tomorrow!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet Piggy Birthday Card

Crafters Digital Art Center has a Progressive Freebie Challenge.  The current challenge ends October 15 and features this adorable image of a little pig by Laurie Wilson of Doodle Pantry.  I used the colored version for my card.  

Card Recipe:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Pink Gingham
Digital Image - Mud Piggy by Laurie Wilson of Doodle Pantry
Label - from Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Brown Ribbon
Pink Gems
Sentiment - Computer generated
There are links to all the products in the names.  For some reason Blogger won't let me change the color so the link is obvious.

This is the inside with another computer generated sentiment.

Challenges I am going to enter the card in.
 Anything Goes Challenge -  Animals
Crafty Sentiments -  Anything Goes
 Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes 
Papelitos Stamps Anything Goes
 Sassy Cheryl's - Happy Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door  Alway's Anything Goes 
Tuesday Alchemy -Anything Goes
 Twisted Tuesday - Farm Living is the life for me 
Card Mania Happy Birthday 
Forever Friends - Anything Goes 
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes

Lexi's Creations - Pink 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
 The Cutie Pie Challenge - 2W, cards - (2nd week) Use a Digi

We so appreciate your visits.  Thank you and God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Honeycomb Ornament - Thank You, Gaby

My friends in my neighborhood have found out I like to craft.  They have asked me to have a craft night and teach them how to make an ornament.  Donna suggested I make this one to see if I thought it was too difficult for them.

When I saw this ornament for the first time, I knew I wanted to scraplift it.  I found it on Gaby Creates.  I love the way Gaby made it.  She has great instructions on her blog so I won't try and recreate them.  Click on Gaby Creates to find Gaby's ornament and instructions.

The first time I cut it I cut it too small and when I tried to put the ends together, it pulled apart.  This one is cut at 4.25".  I wouldn't cut it smaller.  You can get 6 cuts on a 12X12 page.  You will need 18 ornaments to make this 3D one.  The paper came from JoAnne's.  I couldn't find a double sided piece of Christmas paper that was thin.  Hopefully they will get some more in soon.  Double sided paper will make a prettier ornament, I think.  

Thank you for your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy