Friday, May 29, 2009


It's that time of month again!!!!! Monday, June 1st the new E-Zine will go live at SHEETLOAD OF CARDS!!!!! Be sure to visit them HERE to see the Sneak Peeks of all the amazing cards and projects.

Also Monday, I am having a Blog Candy Giveaway and since it's my Birthday, I am going to make it extra special so mark your calendars!!!

I now leave you with a Sneak Peek of my take on the June Sketch at Sheetload of Cards!!

Hugs to all,

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thanks......Fairy card

Oh I just LOVE these fairy stamps from SUSANA'S CUSTOM ART AND CARD DESIGN. When I purchased the two fairy stamps last week, I also ordered some of the SHIMMERZ and WOW that stuff is sooooo nice. Just adds so much life to the stamps.

Fairy Stamp "Sassafras" from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design
SHIMMERZ-Pixie Dust: Susana's Custom Art & Card Design
Card Stock: Papertrey
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants
Petite Oval Nestabilities
COPIC markers as shown in picture
Ribbon: Papertrey
Punch: Fiskars (Thanks Christina for enabling me LOL)

Hope you all have a fabulous day!!

Hugs, T

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

You've got one SWEET blog....

I just made this really cute card using the new Background Stamp set from THE CUTTING CAFE!!!! It is a set of 4 amazing background stamps which also includes images (for example this SWEET background stamp set also includes a PIE image). Check them out HERE.

In addition, there is a new set coming out called BLOG SET and this is way to adorable!!! I combined the two sets to make this card.

Cardstock and pattern papers from PAPERTREY
Ribbon: Papertrey
Background Stamps Set "Sweet": THE CUTTING CAFE
"Blog" stamp set: THE CUTTING CAFE (this set is coming soon so be sure to check back in a few days)
1 1/2" circle punch: EK Success
2" scallop punch: EK Success

That's all for now.

Hugs, T

Monday, May 25, 2009


This week at the BBTB our challenge was to make the BOOKMARK cut from the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartrige so I made a cute Hello Kitty bookmark for my daughter which LOVES to read.

Make sure to visit the BBTB HERE to view all of the outstanding projects from the Designers.

Cricut Expression
Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge
Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge
Hello Kitty Daisy Flowers Die
Card stock and Pattern Paper from Papertrey Inc.
Ribbon from SU (Thanks Barb for the awesome club)
Rhinestone flower CTMH

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Don't forget the BBTB blog hop givewaway next weekend for some yummy Blog Candy.

Hugs, T

Saturday, May 23, 2009


HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!!! Tomorrow is my son's baseball championship party and I am VERY excited about it. They were UNDEFEATED the entire season!!!!!

Well I ordered the ENVELOPE Sizzix XL die to match my Card die the other day and WOW - it's soooooo nice. Now I can make the card and matching envelopes in a breeze.

Here are two quick cards I made last night.

Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix XL Movers and Shapers card die
Sizzix WL Movers and Shapers envelope die
Sizzix tags die
Eyelet: Elements
Card stock: Bazzill
Paper Paper: Deja Views
Ribbon: Offray
Copic Markers
Stamp: Faeries Song Art Stamps
Shimmerz: Angel Wings (Thank you Suzanne for all your help with the color)
Diamond Stickles
Oval Nestabilities
MM Brad
Water Treading Punch
Rub Ons: Melissa Frances

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Hugs, T

Thursday, May 21, 2009


COMMENT #42 (Provided by



I want to thank EVERYONE for taking the time to leave me a comment!!!! Stay tuned for another blog candy giveaway on JUNE 1st!!!!!! It's another BBTB blog hop so make sure you join in!!!!!

June 1st is a very special day for me because not only and I going to give away some blog candy it's going to be extra special because it's MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Hugs to all,

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Hey eveyone......tomorrow is the big day!!! I will name the winner right here on my blog at 6:00 pm EST!!!

If you have not yet entered for a chance to win, leave me a comment HERE and you may just win the CHUNKY PRAISE PHRASES printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe!!!!

Good luck to all who entered and thank you for all the wonderful comments!!!!

Hugs, T

Monday, May 18, 2009

2S4Y CARD......."A is for Adorable!!!"

Playing along with the 2S4Y sketch this morning!!!!!  I took the day off to just have a "ME" day that I SOOOOOO needed!!!! SHORTCUTS is going to be the sponsor this week over at 2S4Y. Join in on the sketch, leave a comment linking the card you made and this will enter you for a chance to win the amazing MEGA SAMPLER PACKAGE. For more details visit 2S4Y HERE.

I truly LOVE my copic markers as well as the cute Tilda images my sweet friend Sharon has sent me...... ya know - she is not only the TILDA QUEEN but she is a MASTER using these copic markers. I want to thank her so much for always answering my questions regarding the markers - she is GREAT!!!!! You can also visit her blog HERE.

Clear Acetate from SHORTCUTS
Pattern Paper: Papertrey
Card Stock: Papertrey
Ribbon: Papertrey
Stickles: Diamond
Scallop Punch: EKSuccess
Misc Sewing
Nestabilities: Petite Oval Scallop

Hope everyone has a fantastic Monday and remember to visit 2 Sketches 4 You. Kazan and Laura TOTALLY ROCK!!!!!

Hugs, T


So excited to share the news with everyone........Once again I was chosen by Krista and Penny of SWEETARTS PAPERIE as a guest designer. I am so honored!!!!!!

You are going to just LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this just has SO MUCH yummy stuff. The embellishments are amazing, the flip flop album is fabulous and those stamps are totally scrumptious!!!!! The 3 sheets of pattern paper are beautiful.....they are all double sided and one of the sides even has a glossy pattern - realllllly nice!!!! I added a label to the altered box that says "Beach Essentials" and filled it with a little bit of sand, a tea light candle, a chap stick and a travel size sun block :o)

Also, don't forget to visit their sister company THE RIBBON SHOPPE!!!! It's a ribbon club that you can either buy the current month or all three months at a time. Being a ribbon lover myself, I signed up for the 3 current months. The ribbon in the kits are GREAT and really different.

The clear acetate I used for my cards and the frosted acetate I used for my daughters bookmark is from SHORTCUTS. I just CAN'T get enough of these clear cards - I LOVE working with these products.

Hope you all enjoy my projects and remember, these Scrap kits WILL NOT last, so hurry and purchase your kit HERE.

Hugs to all,

COWBOY....You're STUNNING!!!!! and (TCC Printable Stamp GIVEAWAY!!!)


Well the other day my kids had WESTERN DAY at school. I looked high and low for their cowboy hats and could not find one so I had to stop at M's for some adhesive and there they were.........THE HATS!!! M's never lets me down :o)

OK so this week for the BBTB challenge we were to use the FRAME from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge together with a printable stamps from Regina's THE CUTTING CAFE!!! All the designers got the set of their choice for the challenge.

That is not ALL, the designers are all having a BLOG HOP and giving away the printable stamp set they used on their project this week so leave me a comment to enter for a chance to win the CHUNCKY PRAISE PHRASES PRINTABLE STAMP set from THE CUTTING CAFE. I will pick a winner on THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009. NOW, hop on over to SUSAN EDWARDS for her FREE Printable Stamp Set giveaway. Follow the blog hop and leave comments to enter for a chance to win.

Now for my layout......I COULD NOT find red bandana paper ANYWHERE so to improvise, I bought an extra red bandana, cut out a 6" x 6" piece, added HEAT AND BOND, and cut the frame out in my Expression. Just remember that if you cannot find the paper you are looking for, you can always buy a piece of fabric that matches.

Cricut Expression
Frame: Storybook Cricut Cartridge (Cut from fabric and Heat & Bond)
Card Stock: Bazzill
Title (Cowboy) Pooh & Friends Font (Cut in the wood feature)
The "C" on the title is the horseshoe Cuttlebug die cut out of chipboard and silver brads
Stars: EKSuccess Punch
You're Stunning: CHUNKY PRAISE PHRASES Printable Stamp from THE CUTTING CAFE
Cowboy hat: Cuttlebug die
Ink; Tim Holtz Vintage DIstressing Ink
Ribbon: Offrey
Staples: EK Success

OK remember to leave me a comment to enter for a chance win the CHUCKY PRAISE PHRASES printable stamps from THE CUTTING CAFE and now hop on over to SUSAN EDWARDS, leave her a comment for a chance to win those printable stamps also and just keep hopping from blog to blog.


Hugs, T

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Well get ready because this week over at the BBTB  we are having a blog hop giveaway.  Each designer will be giving away the printable stamp set from THE CUTTING CAFE that we use on our project!!!!!   You really don't want to miss out on this opportunity to win an amazing stamp set.........It's going to be FABULOUS!!!!!

In addition, I have been chosen to be a guest designer over at SWEETARTS PAPERIE - you know what that means right?????  A new kit is on the way and let me just say......IT'S AWESOME!!!  You are going to love this kit.  Stay tuned as I will upload my projects Monday afternoon!!!!

Hope everyone has a scrap-a-licious weekend!!!!

Hugs to all, 

Monday, May 11, 2009

ENTER WITH A SMILE :o).......BBTB challenge

I has such a beautiful Mother's Day!!!!!! My husband and my kids are my LIFE!!!!! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. brother and his wife just bought their new home together so I decided to make them this hanging frame for their door. When I first started this weeks BBTB challenge I had NO CLUE what I would do, then when I saw that smiley face looking at me, I knew I wanted to make a sign that said ENTER WITH A SMILE :o)

Cardstock: CTMH
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye (Bloom & Grow); Doodlebug glitter
Die Machines: Cricut Expression; Big Shot
Cricut Cartridges: Storybook (ENTER); Cursive 101 (with a); Mini Monogram (Smile) and Wild Card (for the smiley face)
Pen: White Sakura gel pen
Fabric: Felt
Die: Sizzix Hello Kitty Daisy Flowers die
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink
Brads: CTMH
Buttons: MM (Cloe's Closet collection)
Ribbon: American Crafts Premium Ribbon

The frame is cut by hand using a PDF file from SHORTCUTS.

For some of the other amazing projects be sure to visit the BBTB by clicking HERE.

Hugs to all,

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I MADE THE SHEETLOAD OF CARDS DESIGN TEAM!!!!! WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO......what an amazing Mother's Day gift!!!!!! I can't wait to start working with this team....not until August but before you know it, August will be here!!! I have added the logo on my blog to the right and also a list of the girls on the Design Team. CONGRATS to all the other girls that made the team!!!!!! Hugs, T

Remember to head on over to SHEETLOAD OF CARDS and sign up to receive their free don't want to miss an issue!! You will just LOVE all the sketches and creations from all the amazing designers.


Well this morning I woke to my kids in my bed with loads of was sooooo cute - especially all the hand made stuff they make in school.....those poems that just make you "cry"!!! They always make me feel so loved. Then hubby and the kids made me just can't get any better than this!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!!

Hugs to all,

Friday, May 8, 2009


I want to wish all my wonderful friends a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY weekend!!!!! I feel so blessed to have such amazing and talented people in my life........

Here is a Mother's Day card I made last night.

CTMH Grey Card stock
Paper Trey blue and green card stock
K & Co. - Amy Butler pattern paper (this paper is BEAUTIFUL!!!!)
Rub-on: Melissa Frances
Craft Ribbon

Since I don't own a plain scallop edge punch, I used a 5/8" circle punch to create the illusion of the scallops......WORKS GREAT!!

There is nothing much to this card - but I really had fun making it.

Hugs to all,

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


It's TEACHER APPRECIATION week so it's time to show those wonderful teachers just how much they mean to your kids!!!!!! My kids have ALWAYS had some AMAZING teachers and this year is no different!!!!!

I purchased these AWESOME gift card holders from SHORTCUTS and altered them for the teachers today. I bought the variety pack to start so that I can have several colors. I didn't want to do the traditional APPLE theme so I went "Out of the Box" for these.

The first one is the one my daughter picked for her teacher. Can you see the cute little bee flying through the flowers - way to cute!!!

Materials: Gift Card Holder - White (SHORTCUTS - I just LOVE this place)
Patter Paper: Imaginisce
Flower: Bazzill
Rub-on: Melissa Frances
Button: CTMH
Ribbon: Holiday ribbon from Michaels (I stock up on red, white and blue ribbons after Christmas - CHEAP and you can use it all year long)

This one is the one my son picked for his teacher. He adores her and she is really amazing. She was my daughters teacher last year also.

Gift Card Holder (SHORTCUTS - Ivory color)
Printable Stamps: THE CUTTING CAFE - This place totally ROCKS!!!!!! Love ya Regina!!!!!
Butterfly: Tear Drop Cricut Cartridge cut on my Expression
Pearls: Kaiser
Eyelets: Elements

I hope you all enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed making them!!!

Remember to visit SHORTCUTS for the clear and frosted acetate as well as the gift card holders and also THE CUTTING CAFE for the most AMAZING printable stamps and cutting files.

Hugs to all,

(PS - Have you even been undecided as to HOW you are going to make a card??? Well make sure to also visit SHEETLOAD OF CARDS - they have a monthly E-ZINE that features a sketch and some awesome samples from their designers - go check them out - you won't be disappointed!!!)

Monday, May 4, 2009


How lucky am I to be a designer for BBTB???? The projects every week are just AMAZING!!!!! All of the girls on that team are so talented!!!

This week we had to use both VASE cut and the MOM cut from the Beyond Birthday Cricut Cartridge. I went a step further and used the "Card" cut and also the "Envelope" cut and I chose pink and green because they are just perfect colors for my MOM.

Card Stock: Bazzill and CTMH
Pattern Paper: BoBunny and Coud 9 Design
Printable Stamps: THE CUTTING CAFE
Frosted Acetate: SHORTCUTS (I love to use the Acetate in my window cards)
Ribbon: Papertrey (LOVE THIS RIBBON - so silky and yummy)

Make sure to visit the BBTB for all the amazing projects created with these cuts.

Hugs, T

Sunday, May 3, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Cupcake card)

Have you visited THE CUTTING CAFE recently??? Regina has the most amazing printable stamps and cutting file........

Soooooo, I recently received an awesome set of shape cards and matching envelopes that are so yummy. Today I chose the cupcake shape card and let me tell you.....I had so much fun with this project. I get so excited every time I get to use my pazzles machine....I think I just LOVE the noise it makes as it's cutting LOL


Card stock: CTMH and Bazzill
Patten paper: MM
Cupcake shape card: THE CUTTING CAFE
Printable Cupcake stamp: THE CUTTING CAFE
Rub On: Melissa Frances
Ribbon: Papertrey
Crimper: Maury
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink
Copic Markers

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!!

Hugs, T