Monday, October 31, 2011


Hi Everyone!  I don't know if you know it or not but I have an older brother named Brian.  Now Brian and I have a funny relationship - we looooovvvvvvveeee to pick on each other, especially about our age.  Brian turned 50 last year (and no, my Mom is not old enough to have children as old as we are - we all just grew up together).  Well, with the help of the people that Brian works with in NC, I got him REALLYYYYYY good.  Now, that's good and it's bad, because when my 50th rolls around - I'm going underground because Brian is a pro at revenge!!

I made this card for Brian's birthday this year because as I told him - he's really "over the hill" now!  Brian is a true computer geek (which means he is highly intelligent - a gene I did not inherit) and you never see him without his computer somewhere close by.  Thus my idea for the card.

I used Design Studio and Cursive 101 to merge two computers together to form the card base.  Then all I had to do is write my sentiments. 

Needless to say - Brian did think it was funny!!  He also warned me that my time is fast approaching and that he's still got two more years to plan his revenge.  I must say, I'm REALLY SCARED!!!!!

Oh well, I hope you enjoyed this little funny card and the story behind it.  I know it's not anything special but I thought it turned out cute! 

Now - I have to take a few minutes to brag on my little mama!!  Because of her talent in cardmaking and because she makes such beautiful projects, she has been asked to become a Design Team member for Fantabulous Cricut.  I'm sure she'll do a wonderful job for them!!  I'm so proud of you, Mom!!!  Congratulations!!

Well, thanks for stopping by and please come back tomorrow - we do appreciate your visits!!  Until another day,  God Bless You!!  Donna

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hello From the Missing Member of the Blog!!!!

Hi Everyone, I've had a wonderful week at Myrtle Beach with my brother and sister-in-law.  The weather was perfect up through today.  The weather waited until time for us to go home to turn cool.  It's supposed to be in the 30's tonight.  We'll head home Sat. morning.  I have to admit I ate too much and spent too much money.

I have missed all our blogging friends and can't wait to get back home and in my craft space.  Donna calls it "Happy Space".  While you're crafting all you can think about is what you're doing.  There are no worries to bother you.  Donna has done a wonderful job keeping the blog going.  She's the best little blog partner anyone could have.  I'm glad she's mine.  Thank you, Donna, you get an "Atta, Girl!" for all your hard work.  All your posts were adorable.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.  Looking forward to more fun and posts to share with you.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy


Hi Everyone!  I made Jacob's teachers and my boss a little something for Halloween.  I have to deliver them tomorrow (Jacob said he would be too "shy" to deliver them - HA) because I have to attend a conference next week and will not be home for Halloween.  Can you believe that someone would actually schedule a conference on Halloween?  That person must not have any kids at home that like to go trick or treating!!

I used the Wrap It Up cartridge to cut out the boxes and then scored the edges with MS score pad.  I glued them together with Tacky Tape.

I then cut out the layer pumpkin to fit on the front of the boxes.

I used a Meljen's Digital Stamp for the tags and colored them  with Promarkers, punched a hole for the ribbon, then tied a knot.  Oh Soooooo Simple!!  Then the fun part was putting candy in them - yum,yum!!!

I hope the teachers will like them.  I try to let them know they are appreciated.  It takes a very special person to be a teacher.  Thanks to all the teachers out there for all the hard work that you do for our children!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - we love company.  Speaking of company, Jacob's having a sleepover tonight.  Why do they call it a sleepover when the kids do NOT want to go to sleep??  I'm sure that Saturday will hold a nap for all of us!!

Have a good weekend!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lara Ladybug 3D Decoupage - Elegant Edges, Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Hi Everyone - I have a volunteer having a birthday this week and she loves ladybugs.  When I saw this digi, Lara Ladybug at Digital Delights by Louby Loo, I knew that I would use it for my volunteer. 

A decoupage digi is a full sheet of a digi that you cut out and pop all layers on top of each other.  It's a very easy digi to use because it comes pre-colored - all you need is a sharp pair of scissors. 

I used the sketch at "Sunday Sketch & Stamp" for the card layout.  I covered the cardbase with black embossed paper.  Cut a 4 3/4" scalloped circle using Elegant Edges (I warned you yesterday that I was using that cart again today).  I cut the heart border using the same cartridge.  I put dots of red Stickles around the circle.  The sentiment is also a Digital Delights digi.

Hop over to Digital Delights to see all the other beautiful creations by the rest of the Design Team.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow!!  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Challenges for this card:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Hi Everyone!  I made a Thanksgiving card for my nephew in California who I more than likely will not get to see this Thanksgiving.  I used this digi "Quirky Turkey" from Doodle Pantry that is free with any purchase.  Don't you just think he's the cutest??  I used sketch from Challenge #42 at Sketch by Carly for the layout of the card. 

I used a 5" x 7" cardbase and covered it with black cardstock.  I then covered the black with a slightly smaller square of patterned orange paper.  I printed out the color digi and framed it in black.  I then cut out a oblong frame using Elegant Edges (yes, I had to use it again - just can't seem to make a card without the cartridge.  The card for tomorrow uses it too, oops!!)  I popped the image for more dimension.  I then cut a corner border and used Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry too, framed in black and popped.  I then added a little bling to add more color.  A girl can never have too much bling!!!

I think this digi made the cutest card and I think Nathaniel (my nephew) will really like it.  He appreciates creativity!!

Well, thanks for stopping by!!  Mom and I love visitors and comments - please come back tomorrow!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna  (p.s.  Miss you, Mom - have fun and remember, River City!)

Ta-ta for now!!
Challenges for this card:
365 Cards - day 235 Seeing Spots
Designed 2 Delight - 3E -  Cute Critters
Fabulous Friday - A Fancy Trim
Fashionista Friday - Halloween or fall
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - black, border, and bling
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Raise The Bar - orange and black
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, SIO - fall colours
Sketches by Carly - 2W - Sketch*

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge # 127-Imagine Shape

This week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #127, I chose Priscilla's image, Fall Gifts

Card Recipe:
5"X6.5" Card Base
Background Paper - DCWV Four Seasons
Label - Shape from Imagine
Digital Image - Fall Gifts from priscillastyles store
Martha Stewart Branches & Leaves Punch
Colored with Promarkers
Stickles applied to the pumpkin, leaves and acorns
Ribbon, Gems

I apologize for such a short post today.  I will be back next week.  Donna is holding down the fort while I take a short vacation.  She does such a wonderful job, but I think she will sock it to me when I get back.  LOL  I love you, Donna.  Look at this picture of the beach at sunset.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy
Challenges for this card:
Bows 'n Berries - Color Inspiration
Crafty Boots - Autumn or Halloween
Creative Stamp Friends - Halloween
Digi Makeover Challenge -  Color Combo
Digi Darla Challenge -Fall Fun
 Get Hippity with Ippity -  Fall Colors
Heart Song Inspirations -  No Sentiment and/or One which reflects a Harvest Theme
Kaboodle Doodles - Halloween/Fall
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Autumn
There She Goes - Halloween or Autumn
Victorine Originals - Fall

Monday, October 24, 2011


Hi Everyone - you all know how much I love this little birdie - I can't help but smile every time I see it. This digi can be found in the Doodle Pantry store - he's called Snowbirdie.  I found the sketch for this card at the Sweet Stop blog.I covered the cardbase with plaid blue paper.  The pink paper is a digi paper from Doodle Pantry - I cut three strips at 4 1/2" x 1 1/2".  I then cut blue paper to measure 4 1/4" x 1 1/4".   I popped the image and cut a border punched with the Martha Stewart Snowflake punch.  I adhered a string of pearls to the border.  I then glued snowflakes to the card and used stickles on the snow on the digi.

Hopefully, this card will bring a smile to your day too.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back again tomorrow.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Winner Of The Michael's Gift Card

We have a Winner and it is..........OCCricut!!!!!
OCCricut said...Peggy, I think yours in on the right and Donna's is on the left.  Love how they look the same,  yet different!!  I bought my ticket to the SC crop, so HOPE to see you there!!!
Please contact us with your email address.
 Thanks to everyone who played along with us. The correct answer to our contest is Donna's card is on the left and mine is on the right. 
We'll be  coming up with another contest before long so be sure to check back often.  We love that you all visit.  We feel honored.  I hope your weekend is glorious.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last Chance To Win Michael's Gift Card and Scream

We would like to say Welcome to all our new followers.  We're so glad you're here.  Remember today is the last day to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift card to Michaels.  Click on this link to play.

At Fantabulous Cricut Blog this week, the challenge is to create a project with the color purple and a monster and a bug using the
"Purple People Eater" song as inspiration.  I found this cute digistamp at Beccy's Place.  Beccy has lots of free images on her site.  Be sure to check out her blog.

Card Recipe:
5X 6.5" base card
Cardstock for background paper
Cuttlebug folder - Forest Branches for purple paper
Digital Image from Beccy's Place
Cricut Cartridges - Wild Card for the Spider Web and Bats, Designer  Calendar for Spider.  I added Glossy Accents to the Spider and the Bats.
Sentiment is computer generated.  I'm not much into Halloween so I haven't  purchased any Halloween stamps.  Looks like I might need to get some.  

I'm planning to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Use the color purple
C.R.A.F.T. - 5E - Autumn/Fall
CCEE Stampers - 1E - Fall/Autumn
Crop Stop - 3E - Halloween
Delightful Challenges - 1E - Halloween
Fantabulous Cricut - Use Purple plus bug or monster
Paper Play - 2E – Use Black
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Color Throwdown - color* 
Crafting for all Seasons - Halloween
Divas by Design -  2E - something Spooky
Freshly Brewed - 5E,- black, orange, purple
I Brake For Challenges - Halloween
Inky Impressions -  Halloween
Whimsical Wednesdays - Halloween

Thank you for stopping by today.  It brings smiles to our faces when you visit and comment.  Have a wonderful day.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Peek A Boo Pumpkin - Halloween Cuttlebug, Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Hi Everyone - when Jacob was little and he was sad, he would say, "Mommy, I'm saddee!"  Well, today at our house, we're SADDEE!!  Mamaw went home even though we begged her to stay - she had responsibilities to take care!  It's not fun to be responsible sometimes!!

While Mom was here, we crafted in my "Happy Space" (but truth be told, that space frustrates my mom because it's still not completely organized - HA).  Since Halloween is just around the corner, I decided to use the Peek A Boo Pumpkin digi from Digital Delights by Louby Loo to make a card.  This digi is totally cute!  I used the sketch at Mojo Monday to make the card. 

I embossed a piece of black cardstock using the Cuttlebug Halloween Embossing Folder and covered one half of the cardbase with it and the other half with striped pattern DCWV Halloween paper.  I adhered halloween ribbon and tied a bow.  I colored the digi with Promarkers and adhered her to spiderweb patterned paper.  I copied the Boo To You digi by Digital Delights into Word and then used a text box to put the word "Boo" inside the circle.  I then used a 1 1/4" circle punch to cut it out, then used a 1 1/2" circle punch  to cut out another circle - then popped both.  I then added a corner anchor and added bling. 

I have plans to send this card to Jacob's teacher along with a little Halloween treat next week.  Please visit the Digital Delights website to view the new releases and all the other digis you can find there.  Also, check out the other Design Teams creations - they are all very talented.

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you haven't entered our contest for a Michael's gift card, scroll down and enter with a comment. will pick a winner on Friday.  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna  (p.s.  Miss you, Mom!)

I'm entering this challenge in the following challenges:

  • Cheerful Stamp Pad - 2W, JFFmixed media - (2nd week) Halloween (ends 23rd Oct)
  • Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (1st week) Autumn or Halloween (ends 30th Oct)
  • Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - (1st week) Cute with a Dark Twist (ends 30th Oct)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hi Everyone - Mom and I are going to a Cricut Circle Crop in November.  We made calling cards to take with us to give to everyone that is attending.  The cards are similar but different to reflect the different styles that we both use.

Here is how the cards were made:

                     Card on Left                                          Card on Right

Butterfly       Create a Critter                                    MS Elegant Cakes
Flowers        Walk In My Garden                              Mother's Day Bouquet
Accents      Stickles/Liquid Pearls                             Stickles/Liquid Pearls

Now for the chance to win a $10 Michael's Gift Card - Mom and I seem to think that we have two distinctive styles - one we call froo-froo and the other we call cutesy-tootsy!!  We want to see if you know which style goes with each of us.  So we would like for you to leave a comment below and in the comment please state which card belongs to Peggy and which card belongs to Donna!  Please make sure to leave a way to contact you in your comment.  The winner will be chosen by on Friday night, October 21st at 8:00 p.m. and announced on Saturday, October 22nd.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you will join in on our contest!!  I don't know about you but I love FREE stuff!  Good luck and until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna
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