Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #23

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge was "sentimentally yours."  I had a bit of a hard time with this challenge because the only sentiment stamps that I have are things like "Happy Birthday" "Happy Holidays" etc.  I don't have any longer phrases.

I'm trying to get as many Christmas cards done as possible, so I made yet another one.  This was a very quick and easy card, as the oval is one big embellishment. 

Green Holly Paper by DCWV
Oval "tis the season" embellishment by Paper Bliss
Ribbon & Hemp from stash

1. Tuesday Throwdown - sentimentally yours
2. Pile it on - red, green, and white Christmas card with something soft (ribbon)
3. CSAYL - Christmas card w/ metallic element (star)
4. CES - buttons & bows
5. 2 Sisters - anything goes
6. Allsorts - spots & stripes
7. TTT - anything goes
8. Meljen's - anything goes
9. Paper Garden - holiday card
10. Wee Memories - cute holiday
11. The Ribbon Girls - red & green
12. Crafty Pad - christmas
13. Robyn's Fetish - anything goes
14. One Stitch at a time - celebrations
15. Delightful Sketches - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
16. Stampin royalty - ribbons
17. Crafty Purple Frog - anything goes

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Going to the chapel & the ceremony

What a wonderful weekend! Yesterday I attended the Cricut Circle meet-up in Valley Forge, PA.  It was so great to meet other papercrafters and see their creativity.  We did a flower and ribbon swap as well as swapped 3x3 "calling cards."  While I was there, I was able to purchase the 3 Cuttlebug Quilling kits that I had been dying to get!  They didn't have the larger Cuttlebug plates that you need, so I ordered them from JoAnn.com (on sale) today.  Once they arrive, I will be sure to make some flowers for my projects! 

Last night, a few of my girlfriends and I went out to celebrate my birthday!  It was so much fun!

I got some scrapping done this week, but this is the first chance I'm getting to post it.  I'm almost finished my Wedding Ceremony album.  After this, I think I will take a break so that I can work on Christmas gifts, cards, etc.

Paper by DCWV & Me & My Big Ideas
Misc: Jolees Embellishments, Cricut Gypsy Font,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #22

Happy Tuesday!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is "Anything Goes."  The DT was given digis from DeeDee's to use on our cards.  I am trying to get as many Christmas cards done as possible, so I chose the adorable Gingerbread Holidays set. 

Paper by Me & My Big Ideas
Misc: Buttons from stash, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Bic Mark it Markers

1. Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
2. Alota - food or drinks
3. Cinema Saturday - Diecut or hand cut (I cut out everything by hand)
4. Digi Doodle Shop - My Peeps (gingerbread people)
5. Karber Monthly - Fantasy
6. Gingerloft - winter
7. Craftalicious - Anything Goes
8. Lil Red Wagon - Something old (paper), Something new (stamps)
9. Papertake Weekly - 3 of something (embellies)
10. Raise the Bar - Hobbies (I LOVE to bake!)
11. Just Inspirational - Anything goes
12. Sarah Hurley - coloring
13. Papercutz - Anything
14. Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
15. Wee Memories - Anything that is celebrated
16. One Stitch At A Time - Use digi stamps / paper
17. CSAYL - photo inspiration (colors)\
18. Dottie's World - Christmas

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #21

Happy Tuesday!  What a wonderful day - three years ago I married my best friend.  Happy Anniversary!

This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge was to have three of something on our projects.  I went a little overboard.  I used three stamped images, three patterned papers, three colors of solid cardstock, and three brads.

All of the items used on this card (except the stamps) came from our sponsor this week, Catherine Pooler, a Stampin' Up Consultant. 

Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Ribbon & Brads by Stampin Up
Sentiment Stamp by Studio G, Russian Dolls stamps by Basic Grey

1. Tuesday Throwdown - threes
2. Pile it On - threes
3. Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes for a girl
4. OLLCB - NO flowers
5. Allsorts - Insp. by a song (It's a small world)
6. Ellephantastic - Anything Goes
7. Creative Inspirations - Birthday
8. Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday

Sunday, October 10, 2010


My husband and I just got back from the shore.  We had a wonderful time celebrating our 3rd anniversary.

I participated in a blog hop last weekend, and each blog was giving away 3 Gypsys.  The winners were to be announced yesterday.  I just went to each blog, hoping to see my name...


I am doing the happy dance!  I have been DYING for a Gypsy for ages!  My husband promised to get me one for Christmas this year, but I really didn't want to wait that long!

THANK YOU SO MUCH Shantaie and Provocraft's Cricut Circle Blog!

Here Comes the Bride

Happy 10/10/10!

These layouts are for my father walking me down the aisle.  I absolutely love the pic of my dad and I in front of the stained glass windows.  I also love the pi on Mike's face when he first saw me. 

Paper by Paper Pizazz
Misc: MS Doily Heart Punch, K&Co "Father of the Bride" sticker and journaling blocks, Jolees embellishments,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Bridesmaids

I created this layout of the bridesmaids walking down the aisle.  There's music notes with the name of the song that the girls walked down the aisle to, as well as the composer.

Paper by Paper Pizzazz
Cricut Cindy Loo and Joys of the Season (music notes), Recollections Glitter Music Notes, Adhesive Pearls, Bic Markers, White Gelly Roll Pen

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's All in the Little Details

I've been slacking in my posting lately!  The beginning of the school year is incredibly busy for me (I am an Associate Sales Rep for a yearbook company).  I haven't had much free time, and when I do, it's usually crafting rather than posting to my blog. 

I have several layouts done for my wedding album.  I will post them for the next few days leading up to my 3rd anniversary, which is October 12th.  My husband and I will be going to the Jersey shore for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary, but I am scheduling the posts now.  Hopefully blogger will cooperate. 

This spread showcases all of the little details.  There's pictures of my shoes, purse (my "something old" that used to belong to my late grandmother), the bows (on my dress, shoes, and veil), etc.  This is also my "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" page. 

Paper by Paper Pizazz
Recollections Stickers, Jolees Stickers, Making Memories Letter Stickers, Adhesive Pearls, Cricut Cindy Loo,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #20

Happy Tuesday!  I can't believe we're on our 20th challenge already!  This week, our challenge was chipboard.  I have SOOOOO much chipboard!  This was a great excuse to use a bunch of it!  Plus, I needed a baby card for my friend Shel.  Her daughter Avery was born 9/21. 

DCWV Nana's Nursery Stack
Chipboard buttons by Mary Engelbreight, Colorbok, and Recollections
Cricut Sugar & Spice