Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Cake Pops

I am so excited to share my 1st adventure in making cake pops.  I have been wanting to make cake pops for so long and for Christmas I received the Bake Pop Baking Pan actually I got 2 (duplicate gift), no matter I will use both.  So I decided to try them out.  The instructions are simple, the pans are easy to use and the batter actually makes approximately 50 cake pops.  I decided since Valentine's was close I would decorate them for the occassion.  My 9 year old helped make, bake and of course decorate.  We had chocolate, red, pink and white candy melts.  We also used an assortment of sprinkles, colored sugar, jimmies, and some crushed pretzels.  These have been a HUGE HIT in my house with everyone.  I decided to take some to work and this how they looked.
Everyone enjoyed them at my work too! 

I am entering these in the challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate - Challenge #17 Valentine's Day Party - you are to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a Valentine's Day Party!!  Celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT LOVE with table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!!

I will for sure be making many more of these in the future.  The possibilities are endless for this delicious treat!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Valentine Cake Pops!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

I just knew when I saw the challenge over at Forever Night - Freaky Friday Challenge #23-Rocky Horror Picture Show, I knew I had to do it!  I then began my search for something that I could possibly use to create Tim Curry's character  Dr. Frank N. Furter and I found parts that I could use on my Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge I just had to make some minor alteration to the outfit for it to work. 

I also found some other challenges to enter this card including the Forever Night - Freaky Friday Challenge #23 - Rocky Horror Picture Show:

I used these items to create this card:
  • Design Studio
  • Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge - for Dr. Frank N. Furter
  • Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge - for the music label, trebel clef and notes
  • floss - for the top part of Dr. Frank N. Furter's outfit and garter
  • Glossy Accent (which I never used before this project) - for the outfit, gloves and shoes
  • Vellum - for the stockings which I used a black ink on to create black stockings
  • Red Sharpie marker- for the lips
  • Grey and white chalk - for the face make-up
  • Computer - for the title
Here are some close-ups:

This was for sure a challenge but I think I rose up to it.  This was so much fun and I know the person I will give this to for HIS birthday will love it!

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed my Let's Do the Time Warp Again! birthday card.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Don't Be Blue card

I was inspired this week by the challenge over at Dilly Beans - Have the Blues Challenge.  A very dear friend of mine is going through a really tough time right now and I knew that I could use this challenge to create this card for her.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the Zombie Girl digital stamp I have from Dilly Beans and I wanted to print her out on blue cardstock...and I did just that.

I used these items to create this card:
Here's a look at a very plain and simple inside...so that I can write in it.
I really think my friend is going to like this card and let her know that I'm thinking of her.  She has always been my #1 supporter when it comes to my crafts, this is the least I can do for her since we can't be together!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed my Don't Be Blue card.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Krafty Girls challenges have some exciting news!!!

Krafty Girls

You have an awesome opportunity to win this Cricut Cartridge!   Just go HERE to check it out!!!  I did, I hope you do too!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Love You - Minnie Valentine

Today I share with you a valentine I made for my 2 year old daughter Jaidyn.  Recently she was introduced to Mickey Mouse and Friends and she always says, "Minnie, Minnie, Minnie," when she sees Mickey or Minnie, so I just had to do Minnie for her.  Yes, I know another easel card, well I just can't help it I love this type of card.

I used these items to create this valentine:
  • Design Studio
  • Disney Mickey Font Cricut cartridge - for Minnie
  • Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge - for the "Love You"
  • Martha Stewart punch set
  • DCWV Nana's Kids printed cardstock - the polka dot paper
  • Cuttlebug - for Minnie's bow
  • Swiss Dots embossing folder - for Minnie's bow
  • white gel pen - for Minnie's bow
  • conversation hearts ribbon - I cut the hearts out to use in the corners
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Here is an up close look at the individual parts of my card:

I can't believe it I actually got a valentine completed way in advance...WHOO HOO!  Now I must get some other projects going.  I have my oldest daughter's Valentine's to make for her class of 28, invitations to my oldest daughter's birthday and decorations to make for her party too!  I'm gonna be a busy little bee for the next month and a half...wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My 1st 2 pg. Layout *** White Lightning Soccer layout ***

I am so excited to share with you my very 1st 2 page layout!!!  I was always so intimidated by the 2 page layout...not really sure why.  Now I can finally say, "I can do it!" 

I used these items to create this 2 page layout:
  • Design Studio
  • Plantin SchoolBook Cricut cartridge - for the font and the #9
  • Indie Art Cricut cartridge - for the lightning bolts
  • Sports Mania Cricut cartridge - for the soccer player, ball, and I "heart" Soccer
  • ribbon
Here are the pages individually:

Here are some of the images up close...I really love the soccer player!

I am entering this 2 page layout in the following challenge:
Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you my very 1st 2 page layout!!!  I hope you liked it...I know I had a blast creating it!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Above is just a taste of what I have to offer today!

I know not the normal card I usual put out but sometimes I have to explore the darkside of me and Macabre Monday - HDH #115 - Metal Mania Challenge has inspired me yet once again.  The challenge requires you to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that uses, includes, or depicts metal in some way.  You can go very literal with metal embellishments or metallic papers.  Or you can use the Metal music genre for your muse, or maybe some industrial H.R. Giger type stuff.  Plus, this card goes quite well for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #93 - create a masculine project - my hubby already told me he loves it!!!

I chose Metal music, foil, staples, and brads to show off my metal.  I was also inspired by one of my all-time favorite Heavy Metal Rockers Ozzy Osbourne and the Bat incident.  I know it's hard to see but I tried to make it look like the bats head had been bitten off, but the head it quite small...I hope it reflects well in the photo!

I used these items to create this card:
  • Design Studio
  • Rock Princess Cricut cartridge - for the hand and the "Rock On"
  • Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge - for the bat
  • black Sharpie marker - for the finger nails (I didn't want the nice manicure look and I thought the marker made it look a little messy - on purpose)
  • staples - on the corners
  • brads - on the bat
  • Red craft paint
  • Firefly green Stickles - for the eyes of the bat
  • black cardstock
  • aluminum foil

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
I had been thinking about this project for days and now I can finally say I can put this one to rest!  I love everything about this card...heck I might even have to send this one to the Ozzy Fan Club! 

Thanks for looking and I hope I didn't gross any of you out too much!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Winter Fun card

I am continuing exploring digital stamps and here is another project I created using a digital stamp from Dilly Beans...I just love them!  I also used a distressing technique that I love...I tore some white cardstock to create snowy hills that I also stickled to give it some sparkle.  This is also an easel card...so far my favorite type of card.

I used these items to create this card:
  • Dilly Beans Snow Family digital stamp
  • Marth Stewart punch - for the small snowflakes
  • Sharpie markers
  • Stickles and Studio G Glitter Glue - on the snowmen and the snow
  • Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge - for the "Winter Fun" and the snowflake
  • Martha Stewart glitter - for the "Winter Fun" and the snowflake
  • Pop Dots - to raise the "Winter Fun"
Here are some other views:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed my Winter Fun card!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Just a Little Thank You card

The other day while working on another project I was inspired to create this little thank you card.  The project I was working on wasn't turning out the way I wanted so I decided to trash it...I did though save some of the parts. 

I used these items to create this card:
  • white and blue cardstock
  • Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge
  • a piece of basket wrap recycled from a gift - showing through the snowflake
  • Martha Stewart punch set
  • Many Thanks stamp and misc. snowflake stamps - on inside
  • Snowflake die cuts and punches - on inside salvaged from project that wasn't woking out
  • Stickles - on the Many Thanks stamp
Here's another view and the inside:
 You can see in the above photo how the basket wrap is peaking through the snowflake cut.

 I am entering this Thank You card in the following challenges:
I just love these 2 colors together...I had so much fun creating this little thank you card.  I hope you enjoyed it too!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Snowflake Tealight Luminary Table Decoration

Since I live in sunny Arizona, we don't see much of the white stuff.  After Christmas I like to decorate the house with things that remind me of Winter.  Today I share with you a very simple tealight luminary I made.

I used these items to make this project:
  • Design Studio
  • Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge - the card feature cut twice at 3 7/8
  • Frosted Lace Stickles - around the edges and the snowflake
  • Vellum
  • Martha Stewart punch - for the little blue snowflakes
  • Blue ribbon
Here's a couple more pics to show the details, including how it looks lit up:

 My original idea for this project was much different than the final project but I am totally happy with the way it turned out.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
I had so much fun creating this little tealight luminary...I KNOW I will be making more in the future!

Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment to let me know what you think...all comments are much appreciated!!!

I'm Yours - Goth Girl

I am so excited to be sharing this most recent card of mine!  I am very new to digital stamps and last year I won a challenge and the prize was a couple of digital stamps.  I have to say I didn't know what to do with them.  After viewing a lot of creations from many talented bloggers, I think I now know what to do with them.  I'd love to hear your thoughts and constructive criticisms!

I used these items to create this card:
  • Dilly Bean digital stamp
  • Red, Black, Brown Sharpie markers
  • Red lace
  • Red Stickles - bow
  • Martha Stewart corner punch  - front and inside
  • Martha Stewart edge punch - inside
  • white gel pen - for eye
  • Wood stamp - inside
Here's the inside:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
I hope you've enjoyed my Goth Girl and please leave me a comment to let me know what you think!