Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Owl -oween!

It is challenge day over at Cardz TV! Today Mary challenged us to create a halloween card with an owl on it. This stumped me, it took me ages to come up with an idea. My husband finally said, why don't you just dress up an owl. That's when the the ghost idea hit me. Here it is:

Pretty cute, huh? You can't really see the owl, but it's the one from CAC, as is the branch. The ghost costume is from Paper Doll Dress Up. I manipulated the shape on my Gypsy, so I could make sure it fit the owl. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

I hope you all come play with us over at Cardz TV! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge

It is challenge day over at Cardz TV - Cricut Cardz Challenge. The challenge is "Things that go Bump in the Night". Mary challenged us to make the scariest card possible! This was a bit of challenge for me - I tend to like cute more than scary, but here is what I came up with:

I made a shape card from the haunted house on Mini Monsters. The ghosts and bat are from Simply Charmed. I used my Peachy Keen Stamps to cute up the ghosts, and My Pink Stamper stamps for the "eeeeek". Pretty scary AND cute, isn't it!

Some challenges -
Crafty Emma - spooky
Squiggles and Giggles - spooky fun
Simply Sundays - halloween
Floweret - halloween

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Monday, September 12, 2011


It is challenge day over at Paper Playtime. Today's challenge is to make an easel card. Here is what I came up with:

Pretty cute eh? The cut is from Mini Monsters and decorated with a cute little Peachy Keen stamp. I discovered last week that my LSS just started selling PKS, I am in such trouble!! The cute little saying is from My Pink Stamper. I pulled out my spots Cuttlebug folder to embellish the bottom half of the card, and my threading water punch to decorate the base.

Come play along with us at Paper Playtime. We would love to see what you come up with :)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to School!!

Yesterday my kiddies started back at school. My son started grade 4 and my daughter had her first day ever, starting Primary. Both their days went really well. I was so excited :)

This is the present I made for my daughter to give her Primary teacher. It is a crayon wreath, and I am THRILLED with how it cmae out. It is too cute for words! This is NOT my original idea, and I used a video tutorial from the awesome Ruthie. You can find it HERE. This gift cost me $1.50 to make (2 boxes of crayola crayons). Everything else was in my scrap room, or my house.

Isn't it the cutest??

The "book worm" is from CAC, the book is from Recess cart. The stamp is from PKS Critter Faces. I didn't do the best coloring job in the world. I think I may need a new white pen... The label and it's shadow are both from Gypsy Wanderings, and he name is from Opposites Attract.

The apple and glue are both from Recess - I think that cartridge is ADORABLE!! It is the first lite that I have ever bought!

The adorable schoolhouse is also from Recess. I wrote École on it because the kids are both in French Immersion. The red ribbon was just in my stash.

The ABC is also from Recess. To cut the base, I welded 2 circles from george and Basic Shapes together on my Gypsy - one 5" and one 8". I cut 4 of them out of cereal boxes, and glued them together and voila!! A fabulous wreath base for free!

Gabrielle loved it, and she loved giving it to her teacher, who put in up in her classroom. All in all a huge success :)

Some Challenges:
Critter Sketch - anything but a card
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes with a ribbon
Make it Monday - anuthing goes
There's Magic in the Air - back to school
The Ribbon Reel - back to school plus a ribbon/ bakers twine
Anyone for Anya - teacher gift
Just Some Lines - anything but a card
Guylou's Inimitabilty - back to school
Let's Face It Friday - teacher gift
Totally Paper Crafts - not a card
Fantabulous Cricut - use ABCs or 123s
Cricut Card Chaos Challenge - use Gypsy Wanderings (the name label uses the topnote style cut from GW)

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