An Amazing Site

Please stop in a visit Jennie at EarthyScrap.  She is a fantastic artist and her blog is outstanding.  Make sure to check out her Happy Birthday Mini Album and her blog candy give away http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
Jennie you rock!!!

Halloween Card Challenge at Cardz TV

Opened Card

Inside details.
Side view showing coffin cut out

Closeup of card front
I made this card for the Halloween Challenge at Cardz TV.  Thank you Mary for the opportunity to spook!

Borders & Edging with Cricut

As soon as my PaperWishes catalog comes I start drooling.  So many things, so little time, but more than that so little money and space.  I love the Tonic border system so I thought I'd play around and see if I can duplicate some of the edges with my Gypsy.  I came up with a few so far and I thought I'd share them.  Trust me, they are easy to make.  If you click on the pictures, you'll see there are some nubs on the witch images.  Those were the only trimmings I had to make.  The red borders are cut at 1.5 inches by 11.5 inches. (I only have the baby bug.)  The white borders are cut at 2 or 2.5 inches by 11.5 inches.  These would be used for scrapbooks.  I will be trying to make some smaller ones for card.  Just think of all the possibilities. LOL
Thanks for stopping by.
5 border ideas using the Gypsy.

Hearts and Stars from George Cart
Fence from PDDU
Just love those Dinosaurs fom PDDU


Fall Card for CCC

This is my entry for Challenge #41 over at Cricut Cardz Challenge.  We were to make a fall card but not use brown, orange, or yellow.  I chose to make an easel card with cream, mauve, green  and  red.Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Please leave a comment if you have a chance.  Sue
The overall card.
Side view
Close up of card topper
Close  up of inside


Puppy Card

I've had several requests for instructions on the Puppy Card I made for Mary at CardzTV:

Created August 2010


Anniversary Card

Good Morning. I'd like to share my entry to the Paper Cutz Challenge #57: One Ribbon, Two Buttons, and Three Colors.  I made this Anniversary Card.  The designer paper did most of the work LOL I just played  along.  The card is made from one sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 inch white card stock folded in thirds.  I cut the designer paper (DCWV Ciao Bella stack) to cover the front.  The image is part of the paper as is the glitter frame and background. 
You know those stacks of papers you just can't bear to cut because the artwork is so beautiful.  This is one of those stacks.  I was happy this card design let me use the whole image.

The front - dimensions are 4" by 8.5"
I made a slit at the edge of the picture to thread the ribbon behind the card topper.
Then I threaded through the button shank on each side of the picture and then wrapped around the card topper and attached it to the card stock.
On the inside of the card you fold up the bottom third of the white card stock, trim it to 2 3/4 inches, and attach it to the middle section.  This makes gift card pocket.  I covered the pocket with paper from the  bottom of the DP sheet and leftovers from the original top cut..


OWH Halloween Card

This is a Halloween card I made for Operation Write Home (OWH).
Thanks for taking a peek.  Sue
Frame is inspired from http://capadiadesigns.blogspot.com/2009/10/happy-halloween-title.html

Circut Cardz Challenge Entry

This is my first challenge entry for the Cricut Cardz Challenge.  The challenge was scallop shapes.  I took my inspiration from the beautiful creations at

George, Storybook, When It's Cold Outside
The scallops are from the Storybook cartridge.  I used five.  Three are welded for the base of the card which I cut three times, one is the tag to close the gate, and one is the vellum background for the snowflake.  The snowflake is cut from When It's Cold Outside.  I apologize that I'm still using the scanner for imaging.  The colors are off because the card stock is a really dark blue and the designer paper is foil.  The velum scallop has white dots.  The card is a standard A2 gate fold, but when you open it up it is about 13 inches wide.  So I had to cut off part of the left side for one of the inside scans.
When you open the first flap
Fully opened

The village scene was from me & my BIG ideas specialty cardstock book.  I bought it at Big Lots - most beautiful paper ever.  I used one sheet: cut the houses from the bottom of the page and the snowflake on the vellum and the background of the village is from the top of the page of paper.  The cardstock for the base is from DCWV textured neutrals.  The bling is my favorite - dazzles.  I think the only one that use more dazzles than I do is Paulette Jarvey at PaperWishes and that's because she has an unlimited supply!  Thanks Paulete :) 

Thanks for taking a peek.

Thank You All

I can't believe I have 33 followers.  I want to thank each and everyone of you for signing up to follow me.  Gee, I'll have to get busy so you have something to see!  An especially big thank you to Mary at CardzTV for sending people my way. You are a very kind and wonderful friend.  Now, I need to get to carfting!!! 
Blessings to all and I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.