Monday, January 31, 2011

40:31 Creations Design Team Project

YAY! Today we are officially celebrating the start of 40:31 Creations Design Team. Lauren has started her own stamp line and this week we are using her Love stamps. They are awesome. They really do stamp clean and easy. I made two little treat bags.

My first little box is from the Tie the Knot cartridge. I cut it on my Imagine so I could use the paper from the Better Together cartridge. Sometimes, I really dislike the little handbooks that come with the cartridges. It is really so hard to see what they are going to look like. I don't 'love' this cut. I don't like how the heart is covered partially by the flaps to close the box. The sentiment tag is from the Groovy Times cartridge and the sentiment "kiss me" is so sweet. I love the font. It was just perfect for Valentine's Day.

For the next little treat bag, I used Tags Bags Boxes and More. I actually made 24 of these for my daughters class. But that was one too many than she needed! So this one will be for Hubby! The lips are also from Tie the Knot. The sentiment tag is a stock image on the Imagine. I just have to repeat myself - I love the fonts for the sentiment.

Well, there you go! I hope you have found a little inspiration for your Valentine projects. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Insectarium Layout

Last Fall, Brian and Bailey visited the Audubon Institute's Insectarium. It wasn't exactly on my list of must-do's, so it was a perfect field trip for them! Brian sampled a chocolate covered insect, but Bailey decided she loved insects too much to actually eat one.

My background paper is from My Mind's Eye's Stomp line. I love this paper. Even though I don't have any male children, this paper is just perfect for LO's like this. It has great texture with a little bit of sparkle. The critters are from Create a Critter. This cartridge is awesome and definitely a must have. I decided to use Thickers for my title because well, I had them in my stash and somebody has to use them!
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Card Creations & More by C Challenge #2

Yay! It's Saturday and that means it's time for Card Creations & More by C's Challenge #2.

This week we were challenged to make something for Valentine's Day. But shoot, we've been seeing Valentine things all over blogland for weeks. I didn't want to do something similar to someone else. So one, night I took a trip to Michael's and Dollar Tree to see if something would jump out at me. Well lo and behold, Dollar tree had some Easter stuff out. These cute little flower pots in pastel colors with branches to add flowers too. AHA! I can work with that.

I love it! Simple, sweet and easy to make. Can you believe the little flower pot was only $1 ! I found the ribbon at Michael's for 99 cents and all the paper is from K and Company. I used my Imagine to cut the hearts because they have a regular heart and a scalloped heart in the stock images. So 52 hearts later, we have a great Valnetine decoration. I think I am going to bring it to work with me to brighten up my office. Of course since we loved it so much, my daughter and I had to go back and buy more pots in other colors. Don't be surprised if this little cutie pops up later this spring.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us at Card Creations & More by C Challenge !


Monday, January 24, 2011


Wasn't that a fun Valentine blog hop! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the comments. This week I will be visiting all the blogs of people who left comments to see what ya'll have been up to!
No on to the winer of my blog candy - it is Linda Mc. Congrats! send me an email through my About Me on the sidebar with your address so I can get it out to you!

Lastly, a BIG Thank You to Ellen for arranging the blog hop and sharing all those awesome and creative cards! Thanks so much!


Card Creations & More by C Challenge #1 ends Today

Don't forget to enter Card Creations & More by C challenge today by 7 pm EST. The challenge this week was "Anything but a Card" and the prize is a Cricut cartridge. Click on the button on my sidebar to get there. Now go CREATE!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Welcome back to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Hope ya'll had fun yesterday visiting all the stops!

Here is a quick Cricut-less (gasp!) card. I used a chipboard element I had from a calendar stack from Hobby Lobby. The paper is from K and Company and the ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is My Pink Stamper Lovealicious - perefct for Valentine's Day.

You should have come from Angie's blog at Wasn't her project awesome! If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start and the beginning of the hop, please go to Ellen's at

Don't forget to become a follower, and leave a comment with a way to contact you to be entered for the blog candy that I posted yesterday.

Now, hop on over to Taylor's at

Thanks for stopping


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Hopefully you have hopped over from Angie's blog at Wasn't her project awesome! If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start and the beginning of the hop, please go to Ellen's at

Now onto my card. I decided to use my new Imagine today. It really is an awesome machine. I chose the Better Together cartridge. It has a lot of great images that will work wonderfully on cards as well as layouts.

The two little birds from the first page were perefct for a Valentine card. I combined it with the background layers from a different page. I cut them out to fit on my 4x6 kraft base. A little twine, flowers and a button and Voila - a super cute card!

Aren't they sweet? Do you know what else is sweet? Blog Candy!

If you would like a chance to win, please become a follower and leave a comment with a way to contact you. Thanks for stopping. Your next stop is my beautiful and crafty daughter, Taylor!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop is on Saturday!

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow at 7 am for the Valentine's Day Blog Hop organized by Ellen at CardMonkey. Here is a list of all the stops.

1. Ellen

2. Shawn

3. Elaine

4. Angie

5. Darlene

6. Taylor

7. Shawnee

8. Nikki

9. Sarah

10. Jaime

11. Sarah

12. Liz

13. Selina

14. Angie


Thursday, January 20, 2011


I made this card with the Imagine and the Expression. On the I, I printed the cloud paper from Best Friends and then also used a grass layer from one of the cuts. And now for the life of me, I can't remember what cartridge I used for the flower and sun, sorry. I used paper from my scraps and stickles around the flower and sun, and a PK face for the sun. The ribbon is from my bow making stash.
Paper Playtime - use the word LOVE
Music Monday - Golden

Flaunt It Friday #7

The challenge this week for FIF was to use the skull from Mini Monsters in a non Halloween way. So I started thinking...hmm.. how about toxic... which led me to my daughter's room! That girl can trash a clean room in less than 5 minutes. So I decided I wanted to make something to warn the general public. I was thinking a door hanger, but it wouldn't be big enough for the words. Eventually the it evolved into a project with a couple of firsts for me. My first time using wood and first time using a stain. The theme also changed from her room to her attitude! Funny how a project evolves over a few days. (she really is a good kid!) So here it is. I must say I don't love it. I wish I had a different color stain to work with, but I had just gotten a box from Crop (love them) and I had ordered the Making Memories distressing Kit that the stain came in. But the important thing is... my daughter likes it and is going to let me hang it in her room and she has the same citron color. So alls well that ends well. Oh yeah, the paper is all from Basic Grey Granola.


WOW! Go check out Skittles and Scrapbooks by Liz. She is doing a giveaway and has some awesome blog candy to giveaway to 3 lucky people.
Here is what she has to say.....

My blog just had a makeover, so its time to celebrate with some blog candy fun!

First up - here are the goodies. There are THREE different prize packages you could win!

Blog Candy #1 --
Cupcake Cricut Lite cartridge!

Blog Candy #2 --
We R Memory Keepers Goodies: Heart Attack Tool, Sew Easy - stitch piercer, Zig Zag attachment, Cross stitch attachment, and two cute Valentine's day stamps!

Blog Candy #3 --
Smörgåsbord: My Mind's Eye Mega Pack - Tres Jolie (borders, die-cuts and lots of paper! 200 pieces), 3 packages of Basic Grey rub-ons, Making Memories decorative packaging tape, Glitz Stamp roller, Ribbon Ring storage set, 4 jars of Bazzill flowers (brown, pink, cream, blue), American Crafts Remarks floral sticker books, Me & My Big Idea mini album kit... whew! Thats a lot of goodies!

Doesn't that look awesome!! Go check it out


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Come join us on January 22 and 23 for a Valentine's Day Blog Hop hosted by Ellen at There will be 10 talented crafters ready to show you a project or two (and probably a little blog candy as well).

MPS 1st Blog Hop Challenge

Hooray for Robin at My Pink Stamper! This weekend she had her first blog hop. We went from blog to blog and collected a word (or two) from each to find out our challenge. So the challnege was to use MPS stamps or her favorite color, pink. I chose to do both! I used Create a Critter (love it) to make the cute mushroom and the sentiment from her Pinkalicious stamp set. Kinda sweet and simple.


Monday, January 17, 2011

More Than Favors : Wacky Wednesday #21

The challenge for Wacky Wednesday was to make a treat or gift bag. I used beautiful paper from K & Company and flowers and a brad from my stash.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

FC Challenge Me Monday #42

The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut this week was "Winter Warmies". Of course, I wanted to use my new Imagine. I must confess, this card took me a few days to put together. I didnt have a plan in mind, I just knew I wanted to use this particular cut. I used the Snow Angel cartridge and left his colors as they were (my favorite colors). I cut his layers and popped all the pieces. I used the oval from George and inked the edges with SU Tempting Turquise. Then I filled the scalloped oval from the Imagine with a preset color from the cartridge. I flood filled a square with the tree pattern and trimmed it to fit my 5x7 card. But then I felt it needed something more....

In comes my ribbon stash! So, in a former life , I used to make bows for my two adorable girls, friends and a few local stores. Flash foward 5 years and the girls no longer want a bow to match every outfit and I got tired of burned fingers from hot glue. So now I have a ton of ribbon in every color and width.

I found some ribbon that matched, but I didn't just want a bow. Hmm.. haven't used my Crop-a-dile in a while. I set two eyelets and threaded my ribbon and ATGed it all down. DONE

I think I like it!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Card Creations & More by C Challenge #1

Welcome to the 1st challenge for the new Design Team for Card Creations and More by Christina. Go check out all the design team at

Today's challenge is to make anything but a card!

Easy Peasy! I knew I wanted to use my Imagine so that I could flood fill my design with a pretty pattern. I chose to make a cute little bag from Forever Young. I used a pattern from the Snow Angel cartridge to fill the purse cut from page 73. I then chose the cute little snow friends that are actually a layer from an ornament on page 6. I also chose 3 snowflakes that I thought coordinated well with the colors. Look through your cartridges, there are a bunch of great purse or box features.

So here is the bag all scored and ready to be assembled. I just used my ATG because I couldn't find my red tape. It went together so easy. Now to decorate.

I used 3 different colors of stickles to decorate my snowflakes and a little inking around the edges. I used some ribbon from my stash for the handle and VOILA!

So here is the completed project! Isn't it so cute!?

I love how the stickles made the edges of the snowflakes curl up a little.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my project. I hope I have given you some inspiration to make anything but a card.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Sweet Magnolia Rose - Off and Away

I created this card for Sweet Magnolia Rose's Grand Opening contest - Off and Away. The challenge was to create something that incorporates a dream of ours. My dream is that my girls will never feel caged and unable to follow their dreams.

I used paper and buttons from Basic Grey's Ambrosia line.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

You & Me...Together

This is the card I am going to be hiding from hubby, so I can give it to him for Valentine's Day. I usually show him all my creations, but not this one!

I am entering this card into 3 challenges. I used Graphically Speaking for all the cuts and used a shiny metallic paper.

My Creative Time - older cartridge and a heart
Cricut Cardz Challenge - red, black and white
TwoScraptastic Girls - Graphically Speaking

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Disney Dreamer Designs Giveaways!

WOW! Disney Dreamer Designs is holding a giveaway for two Cricut cartridges! Go check out her blog here:


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge #1

DONE! Whew! Ever have one of those projects that just keeps going wrong? This was it for me. The challenge was to use the Birthday Bash cartridge. Not a problem, I have that one. I really wanted to use the stamp as the card base. CHECK I looked through the booklet and found the main cut that I wanted to do. CHECK! Oh look, I could use the Imagine and use the Hopscotch pattern cartridge, it has a cloud background. That would be cute behind the bird and banner I chose. CHECK! So after choosing everything, the sizing wasn't quite right, but after a little fiddling I think it is going to all work out. CHECK! I print and cut everything, but the clouds don't look right against the stark white card base. Hmm.. I could print it on kraft and that would be great, but I only have 8.5 x 11 kraft and it wont fit. If I make the base any smaller, the clouds piece will be too big, and maybe even the bird and banner. Hmm... At this point, I gently remind myself that it is just a card and no one is desparately counting on this one card. So I shrink the card base and recut it on kraft. Then I trim the cloud piece and re corner chomp it. CHECK! So now I go to assemble the bird and banner and manage to rip a flag from it, great! So I tilt the bird and banner so that it fits a little better. CHECK! Now for the sentiment. I look through mine (sorry, I dont have any Scrappy Mom's stamps yet!) and decide against the one's that say Happy bird-day or You're tweet, etc and decide to use the Hoo-ray for you! I'm thinking I can send the card to my cousin who is recovering from a serious car accident. Just as a stamp it, I think, wait this isn't an owl! It doesn't say Hoo. Oh well. It's just a card - a cute card. CHECK!

You might be thinking, why did I go on and on about this silly card? I don't know, maybe I just wanted to show you that we all have those days when it just doesn't go just right. Maybe I'm tired, but I don't want to go to bed. Maybe I'm bummed bc dear hubby called to say he won't be home tomorrow because the airports are being shut down because of weather. I don't know, but I did and you read it. LOL A very good scrapping buddy of mine is fond of saying "Done is done!"


Monday, January 10, 2011


I can't believe I figured it out! I made my own button! Check it out on the right hand side. WooHoo! Ya know, it's the little things in life! LOL


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Holy Cricut Challenge #3

Here is a quick card that I made for a new challenge site I found called Holy Cricut! We were challenged to use these four things - snowman, ribbon, patterned paper and stickles. What fun!

Sweet Magnolia Rose

Go check out Sweet Magnolia Rose. She is having some awesome giveaways to celebrate the opening of her new studio.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop WINNER

The winner of Ashley's Birthday Blog Hop chosen by is ...

#33 Runnergirl Creations!

Please contact me at desaucier at bellsouth dot net with your mailing address so I can get you out your blog candy.

This was so much fun! Thanks and Happy Birthday again to Ashley!

Thanks also to all my new followers! Since I am getting close to reaching 200 followers, I think I am going to do a give away when I get there. How about a Cricut cartridge? Which one would you most like to get? Leave a comment and let me know!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome to Ashley's Birthday Blog Hop!

WooHoo! Happy Birthday Ashley! We are going to celebrate like party animals! You should have arrived here from Jillian's blog. If you stumbled into our party, hop on over to Ashley's at to start at the beginning.

So I made a few cards to celebrate Ashley's special day.

All three cards were made with aniamls from Create a Critter and paper from an awesome My Mind's Eye paper stack called Party Time. Love it! It has such cute papers that are good for boys and girls. The sentiment stamps are from Pink by Design's Take the Cake set.

Blog Candy - Yum!

So I went through my stash looking for bright, fun stuff!

Here are 5 sheets of Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious paper and stickers.

To be eligible to win, please become a follower and leave a comment below before Thursday, midnight. I will choose a winner Friday, January 5th when I wake up.

Next please hop on over to the super crafty Abby at to see her Birthday Creation .

If u get lost here is the entire Birthday Blog Lineup:

Thanks for hopping along!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #14

I made this card for the Cricut Circle Weekly challenge.
According to polls, “getting in shape” is among the Top Ten Resolutions people make each New Year’s Eve. Let’s do it! Let’s start the New Year off right by getting in shape . . . a shape other than a rectangle. We challenge you to create a project in a shape other than a square or rectangle. Your project must also include a number somewhere and bling of some kind (to go along with this week’s theme of “Blinging in the New Year”!

I had a great time using my new Imagine for this project. I used the card shape from pg 25 for my base and then the telephone from the same page. We needed to include a include a number somewhere, I did have numbers on the dial of the phone, but I wanted it to be for the New Year. So I used some Echo Park little alphabet stickers to say 'in 2011'. Done!

I think it is so cute, but more importantly I got the "thumbs up" from my teenage daughter! LOL


Sunday, January 2, 2011

YEA!! I did it!

I made it on my first design team! Card Creations & More by Christina. Woo Hoo! I am so excited. We will be having challenges every other Saturday starting on January 15th. I can't wait to get started on my projects.

No special reason for these two cards. Especially since the Saints lost today. These were my first custom order cards for a friend at work. I just love how they turned out.

Don't forget about Ashley's Birthday Blog hop on Tuesday! We will have lots of Birthday themed projects and blog candy.