Monday, December 22, 2008


This is just a reminder that my very special sis REGINA from BITTEN BY THE BUG is having a contest.  Our  dear friends Krista and Penny of  SWEETARTS PAPERIE are sponsoring this fun contest.    To find out all the detailed information, including new dates, click HERE.

The kits over at SweetArts Paperie are.......well just that....SWEET so be sure not to miss out!!!!!  Enter and join in on the fun!!!


Hugs, T

Sunday, December 21, 2008


It's been a very busy weekend - finishing up some last minute shopping, gift wrapping, cooking, washing clothes and getting my BBTB challenge done for this week.   The girls have really done an AMAZING job on this challenge so make sure you hop on over to the BBTB to get inspired.

Here is my take on the challenge which was to use the gifts from the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge.

Cricut Expression
New Arrival Cricut cart.
Cuttlebug: Swiss dots and Swirls embossing folders
Sizzix mini tags
Diamond glaze

All these products I purchased from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK.  They still have a sale on cartridges so make sure to go check them out.

I also used DCWV paper, Swarovski crystals, clear button, MM eyelet, corner punch and Melissa Frances rub ons.

Have a beautiful day!!

Hugs, T

Monday, December 15, 2008




I am so excited to join Kazan and Laura in Sketch #15 over at 2 SKETCHES 4 YOU!!!! (HI GIRLS!!!) The other day I made a cute pillow box Regina designed for THE CUTTING CAFE and I wanted to use the same colors for this sketch.

The stamp on this card is also from the NEW YEAR COLLECTION found over at THE CUTTING CAFE!! These printable stamps are just awesome and will be available for purchase soon.

Hopefully I will be joining in on a sketch at least once a month - thanks again girls for such an amazing blog!!! I also want to give a big TOOT to all those amazing designers you have on the DT - their work TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!


Sunday, December 14, 2008


Well OK not quite BUT.........I am in love with these new printable stamps from THE CUTTING CAFE - you WILL NOT be disappointed!!!!! Here are a few cards I made and one has a matching little treat bag.

These stamps will be available soon at THE CUTTING CAFE.

For these project I used the following which can be found at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK!!!
Sizzix Daisy die
Sizzix XL bag with scallops

For the Black, Silver and Red card, I sewed the ribbons together - I love to make my own combination ribbon.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!!!! I sure did :o)

Hugs, T


So last night I was up until 3:30 am finishing up the teachers Christmas gifts. I wanted to make them each a personalized altered Clothes pin. Although they are all the same, they each have different colors, papers and flowers. I can't pick a favorite - I love them all.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!


Hugs, T

Monday, December 8, 2008

BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!! (BBTB challenge)

My kids have been invited to a birthday party. This little girl is just so very special to my son. He has become very close to her in class and loves to help her out. It was perfect since this weeks BBTB challenge was to use the BIRTHDAY GIRL cut from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge. I also used my new Hello Kitty Cartridge. I am sure you are going to LOVE all of the other projects using this cut so head on over to the BBTB by clicking HERE.


Cricut Expression
Hello Kitty Cartridge
Storybook Cartridge
Diamond Stickles
Diamond Glass
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Bubbles Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Have a wonderful week!!

Hugs, T

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I am just a little obsessed with these cute pillow boxes from Regina's THE CUTTING CAFE and my Pazzles machine of course and my new Hello Kitty cartridge......well just all my crafting in general LOL

For this project I used the following from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK:
Pazzles machines (it's sooooo PAZZLE-ISH-OUS!!!!)
Cricut Expression
Sizzlits for the tags
Prima Flowers
Diamond Stickles
Diamond Glaze

Other material:
Font is from ScrapNFonts (LDStylish)
Offray Ribbon
Doodlebug Glitter paper (I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!! I need to go visit my LSS Scrabooks N Stuff THIS WEEK and stock up!!!!)

Hugs to all,

Saturday, December 6, 2008

GARDEN PILLOW BOX (Pazzles project)

Here I's Saturday night.....I am trying to recuperate from yet ANOTHER migraine!!!!! I missed my very good friends annual tree trimming party due to my 4 hour nap because of the migraine. Feeling a little better now (thank God) so I decided to make this pillow box since I am falling behind on my projects.

The pillow box is one of many beautiful boxes my sis Regina designed for THE CUTTING CAFE. The girls over there have really done beautiful project with her designs so make sure and check them out.

I wanted to make this project different. I am not to much of a BLUE person so I wanted to challenge myself. I love the blue, yellow and white combination of this project.

This Pazzles machine is just so ................... hhhhhmmmmm ..................... PAZZLE-ISH-OUS!!!! (Wink - DeeDee we haven't said this is a while - hehehehe) I have been trying to figure it out little by little. The other night I downloaded the SWIRLS font from ScrapNFonts and I used one of the swirls for this project.

Here are some of the things I purchased from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK:
Prima Flowers
Diamond Stickles
Diamond Glaze (I put it over the yellow swirl)
They still have an amazing sale of the Cricut cartridges so stop by and check it out!!!

My sweet friend KATE (and fellow Hallmark Ladybug designer) has inspired me with her "Flower Middles". Not only did she explained to me how she makes them, she mailed me samples of the different techniques and different brads she uses. Her work is totally awesome - thanks KATE!!!!! One more thing.....the swirl cut was also inspired by the swirls you use on your amazing layouts - thanks again for all your inspiration.

Hugs, T


Here is another altered clothes pin I made for one of the teachers. I painted it, covered with pattern paper, distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distressing ink and added the flower and brad. The brad has stickles (thanks Kate for your amazing flower middle ideas) and I also added some rhinestones. The tag is from Sizzix cut from chipboard. I didn't personalize it because the teacher is getting married soon and I didn't know what name she was going to use. I told her she could just hand write it in.

I will be making these altered clothes pins for the teachers for Christmas.

Hugs, T

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I had so much fun creating this little tree box. I added some sewing for fun, these cute little flowers from M's and you see those beautiful red pearls???????...........of yeah - my sweet friend DeeDee sent them to me :o) They look sooooo beautiful in the middle of these pearly flowers (thanks girlie - wink)

The tree is cut from the Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge and the Expression machine. I also used the Cuttlebug Distressed Strips for the tree trunk. All of these products can be found at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK :o)

Anywho, make sure to check out all the other trees from the amazing BBTB designers. Just click HERE.

Have I said how much I LOVE to be on this team before???? Oh yes - I am SURE I have LOL.

Hugs to all,


You all may think I am crazy for thinking EASTER when we haven't even passed Christmas...........but my sweet sis Regina designed these really CUTE Holiday Printable Stamps. The new Wild Card Cricut Cartridge has an egg shape card so right away I knew I wanted to use this card with this stamp.

I added the Holiday printable "EASTER" stamp to the middle after cutting away some of the swirls and added stickles to the swirls that I left on the card. I used 3-d dots on the big word EASTER and added some Diamond glaze and stickles. I also stitched the edges in hot pink and added some prima flowers and rick rack ribbon in green to accent the background plaid paper.

Click HERE to see the Holiday Printable Stamps from THE CUTTING CAFE
Click HERE to go to Hallmark Scrapbook where I got all the other goodies I used to make this card.

Thank for looking!!!

Hugs to all,

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Well this was my week to create a "HOW TO" project for the HALLMARK LADYBUGS BLOG!!! Since I have had several requests on these little containers it was a perfect project to show everyone.

Here is the final project:

FOR A "HOW TO" tutorial and more close up pictures, visit the HALLMARK LADYBUGS BLOG.

This blog gets updated weekly with new exciting projects from the designers, so make sure to visit often.


Hugs, T

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I LOVE THANKSGIVING!!!! I love all the fall colors, spending time with the family and just enjoying the time off. I have so much to be thanksful for.

This week over at the Bitten By The Bug (BBTB) Reginas assigned the Turkey cut from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge. This team always does such amazing work. Make sure to check out the blog to see other projects using this turkey cut.

Cricut Expression
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge
Alphalicious Font Cartridge
Accents Essential Cartridge
Diamond Glaze
Prima Flowers

All of the above products I got over at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK. They are still having the HUGE sale on all the cartridges so make sure to check them out.

My other misc supplies are:
Doodlebug glitter paper - I am IN LOVE with this stuff - WOW
Pearls - my super sweet friend DeeDee sent me 4 different colors but for this project I just used the natural pearl color
ScrapNFonts for the circle sentiment

The Clothespin I purchased at Walgreens when they had the school supplies on sale. I painted it with acrylic paint - then covered the outside with pattern paper, card stock and added my yummy turkey and flowers.

The other day my sweet friend SHARON did a card with an amazing Medalion which was done using a corner punch. I had seen this technique a few months ago and never got around to trying them. The video technique is from BECCA and her blog is AMAZING PAPER GRACE - this video is just amazing.

I hope you all have a FABULOUS and SAFE Thanksgiving week.

Hugs to all,


Hello everyone!!!!! I have had a busy weekend making all kinds of things. I finally got to finish an order of Breast Cancer Awareness cards that a friend of mine ordered from me - they turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Well here is a cupcake box Regina designed for THE CUTTING CAFE. All of her designs are spectacular. I chose the HEART box and made a Valentine theme box. I used the heart that cut from the box top to make a card. I used my Pazzles machine to cut the box but remember they can also be purchased this in PDF format and cut by hand - it really is not hard at all.

I am also addicted to the new Crimpers my LSS is selling. I just bought this heart one yesterday and WOW - it's amazing. They are made by MARVY.

Diamond Glaze
Patter Paper: MOXXIE
Card Stock: Bazzill
Flowers: Prima
Misc craft buttons
Marvy Heart Crimper
Offray Ribbon

My Pazzles machine, Primas and Diamond Glaze are from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK. This is THE BEST online store to shop at. They have everything you need for all your paper craft projects!!!

Hugs to all,