Monday, November 28, 2011

Friendship card

I love these papers they are such great colors. Sentiment is from the computer, all edges inked. Made this with Sue, check out her blog here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy being with those you love!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Congratulations Melissa! You won the stamp set from Robin, you will love this set. Send me your mailing address so I can send this stamp set to you.

Linky Party for Robin's Creative Cottage

This cute stamp is from Robin's Snowman's Prayer stamp set, check them out here.

all cuts from create a critter
igloo cut at 3.75" and welded together
penguin cut at 3.25"
all paper is DCWV the igloo is sparkly paper

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

I made this from Birthday bash and used the cricut craft room to make it. It took a little longer than it would have with my gypsy but I wanted to give it a try. It was cut at 4", the paper is from American Crafts, the ribbon is Stampin up.

I can't believe that my baby is sixteen today! I know this is crazy and my kids will all laugh at me, but I am tearing up as I post this. We adopted this sweet little girl when she was 8 months old. This photo is after we had had her a month and fattened her up some. She is beautiful inside and out. Every single day I give thanks for her and the gift of being her mother.

Happy Sweet Sixteen Lexi! I love you!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Robin's Creative Cottage Blog Hop!!

Welcome to This and That by Gwen for Robin's first "Stamp Release Celebration" blog hop!
I am the first stop on Robin's hop today, I hope you have fun and get some great inspiration.

Each Design Team member will be featuring an original project that includes one of the two new stamp sets available today for purchase on Robin's blog. You are going to love these stamps they are so AWESOME!!

Remember to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration along with an amazing giveaway. Each blog will have one of Robin's stamp sets as a giveaway for one lucky winner. Then hurry back to Robin's Creative Cottage for the link up party where you can share your blog with all our viewers.

For my project...
I made this little guy in my Gypsy, I welded to snowmen together and hid the face.

stamp from Robin at Robin's Creative Cottage Gingerbread Holiday
snowman cut at 4.5" from doodlecharms
hat cut at 5.5" paper doll dress up
scarf cut at 5.5" snow friends
sign hand cut added stickles
snow hand cut added stickles
face Peachy Keen stamp

I will be giving away the "Snowman's Prayer" stamp set to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a post on this blog and be a follower by Monday night at midnight November 21, 2011.

The next stop on the hop is the wonderful Heather -
Go check out her blog and the rest of the team and when you are done head back to Robin's Creative Cottage for the link up party!

MAG Challenge #53

It's that time again! Another weekly challenge from MAG. This weeks challenge is to use the Sweet Treats cartridge page 70. I cut my box and layers at 3.5" the tag at 1.5" and 1.25". The paper was printed on my imagine from the Hopscotch cartridge. The ribbon is Martha Stewart and the handle is just a piece of wire.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Squirrel Card

This was such an easy quick card to make. The sentiment is from the computer. All the edges are inked and the squirrel is popped up.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Toy!

It's official I have a new bug! My family thinks I'm crazy, maybe I am just a little. I got the E2 Anniversary edition, I haven't played with it much yet, but I think I will love it. The cartridges it comes pre-loaded with are awesome!

Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release

These are really cute stamps, I love them. This one is from the Gingerbread Holiday stamp set. This card was so simple and easy to make just cuts and layers the cute border is a MS border punch. The ribbon is American Crafts, the paper is Stampin Up. Check out Robin's blog here.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Autumn Card

I am almost out of this paper and that makes me sad! I love these colors and this paper. I made this with Sue. All the edges are inked (except for cream). The house is popped up and so is the bird. The sentiment was printed on the computer.

I'm entering this in the Copy Cat Friday Challenge, this week the challenge is anything goes.
I'm linking this to Karen's blog here. I hope this is how you do it, I've never done that before.

Robin's Creative Cottage Stamp Release

The wait is finally over! We are debuting Robin's new stamp sets this week and you are going to love them they are so cute. They really inspired me I made so many things to share with you so keep checking back to see all the cuteness! Check out Robin's blog here.

I made this with my Imagine have I mentioned I love this machine!
all paper is printed from Enjoy the seasons
snowman cut at 3.5" from Enjoy the seasons with all it's layers and pop dots in between each layer
I hand cut the snow and ran it through my cuttlebug and popped up the second layer

stamp is from Robin's new release Snowman's Prayer

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall Card

I saw a card like this on the circle weekly challenge page so I gave it a try. I inked my embossing folder on the flat side and ran the paper through the cuttlebug, for the background piece. I did do some sewing on the edge of the brown before attaching it. The pumpkins are from Mini Monsters.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Autumn Card

I love the colors in this card, they just soothe me. The sentiment is from the computer. All the edges are inked the leafs are popped up. This is one I made with Sue.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I won a stamp set from Kimberly at My Craft Spot! I am so excited about these stamps, they are so cute. Thanks so much Kimberly!

Birthday card

My little girl made this card for my grandson's birthday. She is getting so good at using the Cricut.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Haunted House

I forgot to post this Halloween card I made with my Imagine. I have really been having fun with this machine, it is so cool! All the layers are popped up so there is a ton of dimension on this card.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sun card

This card is a 4" square and hand cut down. The sun is cut from wild card, the sentiment is from the computer. This was made in a class by Sue check it out here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

MAG Challenge #51

This card is for the weekly challenge at MAG. The challenge is to use the Pagoda cartridge page 43 only. This was a tough one for me, I had an absolute brain freeze. This is what I finally came up with, not sure I like it that much.
Pagoda dragon flies cut at 2" with layer
tag cut at 1"
paper is some old Stampin Up and so is the ribbon and stamp
the dragon flies are on pop dots all the edges are inked

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dino-Mite card

I have had this cart for awhile (like over a year) and this is the first time I have used it. I made this card for the Cricut Circle magazine challenge.
Dinosaur Tracks
dino cut at 2.5"
volcano cut at 2.5"
leafs cut at 1"

Mini Monograms
circle cut at 2"

I ran the body of the dino through the cuttlebug and lightly inked over the bubbles. I inked all the edges. The volcano, dino and leafs are popped up. The stamp is from My pink stamper.

Apple with Worm card

I am really starting to get the hang of my Imagine. I've made a few things today with and had so much fun. The colors are perfect!
I made this card for the Circle monthly challenge. I printed the background paper on my imagine also.
apple and worm cut at 2.5" from enjoy the seasons
tag cut at 1" from tags bags boxes and more

I cut the apple 2 times and all the layers and put pop dots in between each layer. The hat and scarf have stickles on them. The stamp is from My pink stamper ribbon is from American crafts.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mini Album

This little album is 6x6 and made completely with George and Basic Shapes cartridge or had cut, like the strips. It is not chip board it is just the paper glued together. The leaf brads are some I have had forever as is the paper. The ribbon is a combo of Michaels and Stampin Up. This was fun to make and didn't take but an evening. I am entering this in the weekly challenge at Cricut Circle.