Wednesday, December 26, 2012

CRAZY WEEK

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  Th week before was very eventful for me.  I fell off a ladder and sprained my ankle.  Still went to work, but spent rest of day icing and elevating.  My daughter came up on Thursday, she brought her boyfriends 4 pound Chihuahua.  On Friday night he escaped, ran out of our neighborhood, across a bridge and into a field.  The field had barns, old cars, and a huge tarp covered wood pile.  He escaped at 8pm, I had to work at midnight.  When I got home at 8am my daughter was still outside, in the pouring rain searching for the dog.At 4 am she had spotted him, but couldn't get to him  I joined her.  At one point she almost fell into the rushing creek.  My husband made posters and hung them up.  Animal control was helping.  At 11 am I went home to take a nap, the door bell rang and the gardener had found the dog.  Boy were we releived.  I can't believe he crossed the street again and was three houses away.  I had to work another graveyard that night.  come Christmas Eve I still had shopping to do and 35 people were coming to dinner.  Everyone helped out and the rest of the holiday was wonderful.  The only down side is that I have poison oak on my feet.  Hopefully things will calm down this week and I can get in my craft room

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gift Bags for Co-workers

Hello, it's been a while since I have been in my craft room.  I am working loads of hours and working on my big Xmas Eve bash. I want to thank Heather from House Built of Cards for the wonderful blog candy that I won.  I have already used many of the items.
Here are some gift bags I made for candles for my co-workers

FORMULA
Papers:DCWV
Dies:Spellbinders-Labels Eight; Sentiment, image and die-My Creative Time
Pencils:Prisma Color
Perfect Pearls

Thursday, December 13, 2012

HOLIDAY CARD

Hello  Finally I am having a productive day.  Got most of my holiday cards finishe.  Decorated a few rooms and even did some shopping.  Now I have time to play.  I amde this Hanukkah card for my daughters boyfriend.  I am entering it into a challenge at CCR.  The challenge is "Christmas Card With a Twist No Red or Green". CLCIK HERE for more information.  I am also submitting it to DL Art Thankful Thursday Linky Party.CLCIK HERE  I used Create a Critter 2 for the owl  The papers are DCWV.  The gems are from my stash.  The ribbon is from a dollar bin.  The stars were loose in my Christmas Bin. 
Sorry the Picture is dark, it was really foggy
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Stylish Birthday Card



I made this card for a co-worker, who always looks stylish.  The dies are all from Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents. 
FORMULA
Papers:Solids-Paper Sours, Print-DCWV
Dies:Spellbinders
Stamps:My Creative Time
Ink:Color Box and Staz On
Ribbon:Offray
Perfect Pearls
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARGARITA

Two of my co-workers are celebrating birthdays this week.  I made this card using Something to Celebrate.  I am still tring to figure out my new laptop. 
FORMULA
Papers:Heidi Grace;Paper Source
Cricut:Something to Celebrate
Sentiment:Marcella K sentiment transfer
CHALLENGE
DL ART-Thankful Thursday December Linky Party





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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Gingerbread 2

I don't know what happened to the post I posted yesterday.  So here goes a second try.
Formula
Papers:My Minds Eye,DCWV
Stamps:My Creative Time, PKS
die:Spellbinders
Twine:Lizs paper Loft
CHALLENGES
DL ART-Red and Green
Docerela Designs-Red and Green


Thursday, December 6, 2012

First Post On New Computer

This is my first post on my new HP Envy Touch Screen computer.  I am still trying to figure out the photo part.  I am so used to I-Photo.  My card was made using Winter Wonderland
Well that took a while to figure out.
FORMULA
Papers:background and snow people-DCWV:base:Core'dinations
Cricut:Winter Wonderland
Liquid Pearls for ladies scarf
Tinsel glitter-Martha Stewart
Flocking:A la Mode
String:Sew easy
Die and sentiment My Creative Time (May your holidays sparkle and shine"
Faces:PKS
gems and papers for hat from my stash

Challenges
Little Scrap Pieces-Make it Sparkle
FCCB-Snow
DL ART-Thankful Thursday December Linky Party

Monday, December 3, 2012

FRUSTRATED

I had made some really cute tags.  I took pics of them.  Then put them on packages for a party I went to.  I just downloaded the pictures they are so blurry.  Oh well.  I hope to get some crafting done this week.  I am really busy at work, as well as organizing a coat drive and getting my cards made.  Sorry if I haven;t stopped by in a while.  Have a great day.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

GIFT GIVING SANTA

I made this gift card holder for a The Boys and Girls Club Gift Card Drive.  The base card is from a note card stack by K& Company.
FORMULA
Paper:K&Company; 24 Sweets "12 Days of Christmas"
Cricut=A Child's Year; Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots Folder
Perfect Pearls

Challenges
FCCB: Holiday Wishes CLICK HERE
DL ART:Anything Goes Thankful Thursday CLICK HERE for more info and to see Diana's amazing project.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MANY THANKS

I made this thank you card for a  With Gratitude challenge at  MY CRAFT SPOT.  I am also linking it to Diana's Thankful Thursday Anything Goes Linky Party at DL ART
 The cut is from Florals Embellished.  I used K&Company patterned paper (Came this shape).  The plain paper is DCWV and Colorbok.  The gems are from K & Company and the ribbon and little flower I won from Little Scrap Pieces.  The sentiment and die are from My Creative Time

Monday, November 26, 2012

I'M BACK

I cant't believe how tired I have been since I worked thru the night on Black Friday.  I haven't even had a chance to play with my new Cricut Expression 2.  Here are 3 more holiday cards that I made using Damask Decor card feature.  I realized I had to simplify my cards.  The first few took too long to make.  These are easy and quick.  I am entering these into a challenge at DL ART



FORMULA
Papers-Core'dinations
Dies:Spellbinders
Cuttlebug
Pearl Aceents:Martha Stewart
Gem:Jolees
SkittlesCarri at DoubleClick Connections


Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkeys in a Circle

Two more Thanksgiving cards.  Still need to make a few more.  I am going to submit it to a Turkey Challenge at CCR and to an DL ART ANYTHING GOES November Linky Party CLICK HERE for more information


Papers:
Card 1-background Colorbok; solids DCWV
Card 2-background Cloud Nine
Cricut_Celebrate with Flourish
Dies:Spellbinders
 Ribbon:Won at "Little Scrap pieces"
Perfect Pearls
Sentiments:My Creative Time
Ink:Brilliance

Saturday, November 17, 2012

BIRD CARD AND ITS NOT A TURKEY

I needed a break from Thanksgiving cards.  Birthday cards disappear as soon as I make them.  The milk chocolate frosting is Liquid Pearls

FORMULA
Papers:base-Bella Blvd;patterned-Doodlebug :Sugar & Spice"; foil-DCWV
Border:K& Company
Cricut:3 Birds on Parade
Liquid Pearls:Key Lime, Ocean Blue (can't find name on frosting one)
Stamp:Jillibean Soup
Spellbinders Labels 8

Friday, November 16, 2012

Guest Designer at "LITTLE SCRAP PIECES" FUN FRIDAY-USE AN ANIMAL CHALLENGE

Good Evening.  I am so excited that Karen from Little Scrap Pieces asked me to be a  guest designer.   I have been entering Karen's "Fun Friday" Challenges" for some time.  This weeks theme is:
                                                             "USE AN ANIMAL"
This cute little fox is from Camping Critters.  I cut the image at 3.5"  The outline is Layer 2 shift button.  I hope you zoom on over to Karen's blog and link up a project. CLICK HERE.  And a turkey would be fine. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
FORMULA
Papers:Patterned-MME; solids-DCWV
Cricut:Campin' Critters
Fabric Brad Tops and Adhesive Accents-Cloud Nine
Die-Spellbinders-"Blossom Tags and Accents"
Sentiment:My Creative Time"Its a Magical Season"
Ink:Colorbox

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

QUICK TURKEY CARD

I have been working so much lately.   Crafting relaxes me even if I only have 30 min.  Here is a super quick card using an old favorite "Stretch Your Imagination"  I used the card feature at 5.94" and the layers at 3.94".  BBTB2 is having a turkey challenge. Die Cutting Divas are having a Color Challenge, use brown, yellow, orange and one other color.  I used black ink.  I am also linking it up to DL ART Thankful Thursday Linky Party CLICK HERE for more information.
FORMULA
Papers:base-Core'dinations Chocolate Box; all other DCWV
Cricut:Stetch Your Imagination
Die:Spellbinder
Stamp:My Creative Time
Ink:Vivid
Ribbon:Target

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Quirky Thanksgiving Card

                                                           2ND POST TODAY

I recently cashed in my Cricut reward points and got the Nursery Rhyme cartridge.  I am not sure how much I will use it.  Kinda wish I picked something else.  I welded the shadow on my gypsy to make the card base.  Then I cut the main image on orange, green and black card stock.  I pieced the image together.   I am going to give this to my parents.
I am entering this into a few challenges see links below
Formula
Papers:Core'dinations
Cricut:Nursery Rhymes
Cuttlebug with mesh folder

CHALLENGES
PAPER PLAYTIME  Autumn Colors
LITTLE SCRAP PIECES Fun Friday Happy Thanksgiving
DL ARTThankful Thursday Thanksgiving Challenge
CARDZ TV "Attitude of Gratitude"

Sketch Holiday card

Die Cutting Divas has an awesome sketch challenge.  When I saw this lay out I knew it would be perfect for a Holiday card. CLICK HERE  for more information.  I  used the negative image for the second card (It is double sided paper)

FORMULA
Papers:solids-Colorbok: patterned-MME "Christmas"
Dies:oval-Spellbinders for ovals and tag on 2nd card;My Creative Time Rolled Flower Dies
Sentiment:My Creative Time "Card Sentiments"
Ink:Vivid
Ribbon:Little Scrap pieces
Pearls and Gems:Recollections

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CAN'T SAY THANKS ENOUGH

Here is another Thank you for your friendship card, that I am going to give to one of my coffee friends for Thanksgiving.
The  sentiment, both stamp and die are from "Simon Says"  I won the Tim Holz Distress ink and the crinkle ribbon from a challenge at Little Scrap Pieces.  Karen has an Anything goes Challenge going on nowCLICK HERE  for more information.  My friend Diana also has an Anything Goes Linky Party for her Thankful Thursday Challenge CLICK HERE to join in the fun
FORMULA
Papers-Houndstooth-Colorbok; all others DCWV
Dies:Simon says; Label-Spellbinders;flowers-My creative Time
Sentiment:Simon Says-Apothecary labels
Paint dots-Martha Stewart Glass Paint
Ribbon:Little Scrap Pieces
Ink:Tim Holz

Monday, November 5, 2012

GEOMETRIC CARD

My son is taking geometry this year.  I had to hire him a tutor, cuz I know zero about that subject.  Of course he thinks I should remember everything I learned 35 years ago.  But I know enough about shapes to make this geometric card that fits 2 shape challenges and a gypsy challenge.  I pulled out an old cartridge "Accent Essentials"  I welded the hexagons on my gypsy to make the base.  Then I used one of the circular flower motifs in the center.  The papers have dots or hexagons.  Pink flower is made from hexagon paper using a My Creative Time die.







FORMULA
Papers:Color bok;patterned-MME Dwell and Happier
Cricut:Accent Essentials
Brad:Girls Paperie
MCT:flower Petal Dies
Colorbox inks

CHALLENGES
BBTB2 is having a circle CLICK HERE for more information. Craft Your Passion is having a Hexagon Challenge CLICK HERE .  CCR is having a Gypsy Challenge CLICK HERE for more info.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

FIRST HOLIDAY CARD

Yahoo...1 down 74 to go.  I am not sure if they are all going to be square.  But I got this idea from a Mojo Monday Sketch blog  CLICK HERE for more info.  I haven't decided what sentiment to add yet. I am also entering this into a polka dot challenge at FANTABULOUS CRICUT  I am also submitting it to DL Art Anything Goes Linky Party
FORMULA
Papers:base-Core'dinations Chocolate Box; copper and bronze-paper Source: polka dot-DCWV
Dies:flower-My Creative Time; frame-Spellbinders
Brad:Recollections
Adhesives:ATG

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

THANKSGIVING FRIENDSHIP CARD

I am going to send out some friendship cards to my coffee friends.  They are probably all going to be different, since I want to use up alot of all paper that I have.  I am submitting this into a Fall Holiday: challenge at  DL ART CLICK HERE.  Die Cutting Diva has an anything goes challenge ClLICK HERE  Also Paper Playtime has an anything goes challenge CLICK HERE.  Over at CELEBRATE THE OCCASION there is a fall challenge

FORMULA
Paper: Base-Core'dinations, other solids DCWV; Patterned-Cloud Nine
Stamps and flower die:My Creative Time (Rolled Flower Die, Pile of Smiles stamps)
Center medallions:Spellbinders-Lacy Squares and Parisian Motifs
Ribbon:Little Scrap Pieces


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

LARGE TAG FOR CLOSET DOOR

I just received some new My Creative Time stamp set "Keepin' It Classy"  They are having a challenge to make a large tag, CLICK HERE to join in the fun

FORMULA
Papers:DCWV, MME Lime twist
Stamps "Keepin' it Classy"  MCT,Flower Petal Dies
Cricut:Forever Young
 rectangular dies:Spellbinder
Ribbon-recycled from gift
Twine:Lizs paper Loft
Ink:Memento

Sunday, October 28, 2012

WITCH TREAT BAGS

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING  Hello.  I hope to finish all my halloween treat bags and cards today.  Here are a few more.  The witch is from A Childs Year and the pumpkin is from Happy Hauntings.  I am linking this up to 3 challenges.  See links below

FORMULA
Papers:K&Company,solids DCWV
Spellbinders Lacy Square
Cricut:Happy Hauntings;A Childs Year
Stamp:My Creative Time "Treats for my Sweet"
Adhesive:ATG
Ribbon-Walmart Xmas (last year)
Prism floss
Perfect Pearls


Challenges
Cut It Up-"EEK BOO AHH" CLICK HERE
GO FISH-Halloween 3d Project CLICK HERE
Little Scrap Pieces- "Fun Friday Happy Halloween"CLICK HERE

Friday, October 26, 2012

CANDY PAPER TREAT BAG

Janis at PAUSE DREAM ENJOY is having a "Candy Challenge"  I love candy and especially candied apples.  I used Tags Bags Boxes and more for the treat bag.  Don't you love this candy paper?  The candied apple is paper pieced with scraps

FORMULA
Papers;bag-K&Company;all other DCWV
Dies and stamps-My Creative Time
Ink:Memento
Tag-office supply

FALL FRIENDSHIP

I won a gift certificate at Simon Says.  With my winnings I purchased Apothecary Label Set.  SIMON SAYS is having a fall leave challenge.  I used 3 sentiments for my card.  I am sending this card to a dear friend who always there for me.  I am also linking this up to Diana's linky party at DL Art


FORMULA
Papers:base-Colorbok; all other DCWV
Sentiment and sentiment dies-Simon Says
Leaves:My Creative Time Dies
Ink:Tsukineko Brilliance-Galaxy Gold and Cosmic Copper
Adhesive:ATG; Recollections dimensionals

BOG CANDY WINNER

The winner of my 500 post/2 year blogaversary is Migdalia  from Creative M.  Please email me your info and I will get it out to you
katieoscreations at gmail dot net

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

POISON

Here is another Halloween treat bag.  I am making alot of different styles this year.  The bag is from Tags,Bags, Boxes and More.  CLICK HERE
FORMULA
Papers-Bag-K&Company; black glitter-Core'donations; all other DCWV
Cricut:Tags, bags, Boxes & More: Happy Hauntings
Label Die:My Creative Time, stamp My Creative Time
Ink:Vivid
Handle:Braided twine LIZ"'S PAPER LOFT
Stickers:Marvy


NEW LOOK

In honor of my 2 year blogaversary, I decided to change up the look of my blog.  I wanted a sidebar on each side.  I am not a tech whiz.  2 hours later, I kinda like it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CARD FOR MICHAEL

I heard about Michael from Diana's  DL Art blog  which linked me to a post by Michaels mom, Naomi.  Michael is a 9 year old boy who will be having some surgery .  His mother requested cards.  You can read more about Michael and his Naomi by clicking HERE.





FORMULA
Papers: base-Core'dinations Whitwash; all other-DCWV
Cricut:Wild Card 2
Cuttlebug with Spots and Dots
Perfect Pearls
metallic embellishment- Colorbok
Adhesive 3M and ATG

 I will be submitting this card to DL Art Linky Party

Saturday, October 20, 2012

FRIENDS FOREVER

                                FOR MY 500 POST BLOG CANDY CLICK HERE




I needed to have some extra "thinking of you" cards.  I saw a few non-halloween challenges that I wanted to enter.  My Creative Time is having a Designer Challenge that requires 3 flowers, bling and a color scheme. CLICK HERE for details.  Karen at LITTLE SCRAP PIECES is having a "Use Blue " challenge. and Creative Cutter Room  is having a sketch and embossing challenge.  It is hard to see the embossing on my project the Spellbinders Shapeabilitie sets I used for the flowers are embossed.  It is hard to see on patterned paper.
FORMULA
Papers:card base-Colorbok; Patterns MME "Lost & Found"; We R Memory Keepers "Down The Boardwalk"
Spellbinders Shapabilities: "Anemone Flower Topper" and "Carnation Creations"
Bling:  center of flowers Lush and Recollections; edges Heidi Grace Adhesive Accents
Stamp:MCT "Just Simply Live"
Ink:Tim Holz Distressed Walnut Stain
Adhesive:ATG; 3M

Friday, October 19, 2012

500th Post

This is my 500th post and my 2 year Blogaversary is tomorrow.   Time for BLOG CANDY.  When I accidentally purchased a Spellbinders that I already had, I decided to keep it for blog candy.  Labels Ten is a great die set.  To enter please leave me a comment. Due to shipping costs US residents only.  I will pick a winner on Random dot org on Friday the 26th.

UNDER THE WEATHER

I made this card for a friend who had an accident and had to get stitches in her head.  I don't usually use so many patterned papers.  I decided to out line the umbrella with Perfect pearls.  I didn't like the gaps between the sections.  Diana at DL Art is having a get well or sympathy card challenge.
FORMULA
Papers:Solid-Core'dinations; patterned-American Crafts
Cricut:Celebrate with flourish
Perfect Pearls-Pumpkin
Ribbon:American Crafts
Label:Spellbinders "Lacy doily Accents"
Sentiment:Scrappy Moms
Ink:Memento

Sunday, October 14, 2012

TAGS FOR PUMPKIN BREAD

I made pumpkin bread for some of my co-workers birthdays.  Unfortunately the picture turned out blurry.  I made more tags today to give to my walking group for Thanksgiving.  I am entering this into a few challenges.  BBTB2 has a non- halloween pumpkin challenge.CLICK HERE for more info.  For my project I used Damask Decor Cartridge.   Karen at Little Scrap Pieces has a Thanksgiving or Fall Color Challenge CLICK HERE for inspiration and information







FORMULA
Papers:Solids-DCWV Autumn Splendor, foil-Colorbok; ow-Cloud nine
Dies:tag, leaves and scalloped circle My Creative Time.
         Rectangle:Spellbinders
Stamps:My Creative Time
Cricut Pumpkin-Damask Decor
Brads:K&Company
Ink:green-Memento: all other Tim Holtz Distress-Walnut Stain


Thursday, October 11, 2012

BOO BANNER

I made this fun banner for my cart I use at work.  I used Pretty Pennants to cut the banner and Storybook for the font.  All paper is Core'dinations.  The spider is a stretchy toy that I got at Target.  I couldn't findd any adhesive that would hold them on.  I ended up trapping the legs behind the banner with Sookwang Taoe
I am entering this into Creative Cutter Room's Halloween Decor Challenge CLICK HERE  and to DL Arts Linky Party CLICK HERE



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

SCAREDY CAT

I have been working on treat boxes to give my co-workers.  I used the coffin box from Happy Haunting
Nana at My Crafting Channel is having a Ghoul Times Challenge CLICK HERE to check out fun project ideas and to join in the challenge.. I am also submitting it to the linky part at DL Art

FORMULA
Papers:pattern-K& Company; solid-DCWV
Cricut-Happy Hauntings and Paperdoll Dressup
Die and Stamp My Creative Time
Ink-Memento
Tape:Elmers
Twine:Liz's Paper loft
Gem frame:Spellbinders
Sakura white pen

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween in Wonderland

I found these Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland themed tags  while I was browsing in a local craft store.  Diana at DL Art has made some beautiful cards using similar graphics. I am linking this to Diana's Linky party CLICK HERE for more information and to see fabulous projects.  I am also entering the Fun Friday Halloween Challenge at Little Scrap Pieces  CLICK HERE

FORMULA
Papers: Base-Core'dinations; Patterned-K&Company; tag Graphics 45
Perfect pearls-Key Lime, pumpkin and Hot Cocoa
Brad:The Girls Paperie
Glitter tape:AC
Spiders: Stickers from my stash
Spellbinders:Labels 10
BOO stamp My Creative Time"Treats for my Sweet"
ink:Memento