Friday, January 31, 2014

It's Wobble Time!

Is it spring yet?  No?  Crap.

Living in the Midwest, one gets to deal with lots of, well, winter in the Winter months. Um, I'm done with that. Do you hear me, Mother Nature? D.O.N.E.! I am ready for a break from the cold and below zero temps. Just sayin.

On a cheerier's time for another Action Wobble card! Have I mentioned that I love these wobbles? I have? THAT many times? Yikes. Must be I really love them! lol. 

I decided I needed to make a cheer up kind of card this time. Needed to take a break from the Valentine's. So I went to my drawing board and pulled off one of my ideas and turned it into this card:

I used the bird from the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge and cut it at 3". The feathers are from a pack of feathers I had in my stash. And the background paper was created by me using Gelatos.

Now, because the feathers are curved, it doesn't wobble wildly. Just a gentle little shake. And I added a clear piece of acetate to be able to make it wobble. I wanted the tail feathers to be the only part wobbling, so I added a cardstock "bridge" over the Action Wobble so the bird body could be stationary in front.

I printed the sentiment using a label printer and cut the strip into pieces for a free-form style. For the inside of the card, I added a stamped sentiment which fit perfectly with the front.

Hope you enjoyed visiting me today. If you'd like to pick up some of these Action Wobbles for yourself, you can find them at The Scrapbooking Queen's site on Facebook. Want more inspiration? Visit the Action Wobbles Blog and join us for our Wobble Wednesday Challenges! Hope to see you there!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Monday, January 27, 2014

FCCB #195: Mix and Match

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday Challenge with FCCB!

Challenge #95 Mix and Match
Use 3 different patterns of paper
This Weeks Sponsor
Jaded Blossom

Winner will receive the Funny Valentine stamp set

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and,
if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

We are mixing it up over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  
What fun it was creating with so many patterns!

Here is my project, with a little Valentine's theme:

For my three (well, more like six) patterns, I created a background. I used a variety of patterned washi tapes on a black piece of cardstock, leaving just a small space between each piece.  

The heart and key were cut from the Spring Fever Collection.  I cut those at 3" on white cardstock.  

To create the metallic look, I pressed each piece into a Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with metallic embossing powder.

I attached a metal plate to the cardstock with a couple of black brads and added a hand-written sentiment.  

And there you have it.  Hope you come play along with us. You can win some fabulous prizes!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Robin's Nest - I'm Wild About You!

Time for another project for The Robin's Nest Design Team!  And I have to say...not too sure about this one.  The consensus of my family is that they thought it was cool, and they loved it. Me....not feeling it.  BUT...I do love the papers I was working with! So that counts for something.  Here is a sneaky peeky...

Now if you'd like to see the whole post and the full picture, head on over to The Robin's Nest. Let me know what you think.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sketch~N~Scrap Sketch Challenge #18

Thinking Spring!

It's time for another card sketch challenge at SNS and I am dreaming of SPRING!  I look outside my window and still see oodles of snow and cold (although at least we are above zero these past few days). My mind can't help but wander to warmer times. So let me share a little greenery with you!

Here is the sketch we're playing with:

A short time ago, I purchased some absolutely gorgeous hand-made papers from Art Papers Online. And I am so pleased to finally be using them in some projects! Here is my card:

Isn't that paper lovely? I used some veined leaves and greenery that I also purchased at APO. I love those veined leaves...they are so delicate and shimmery. The vellum tag was adorned with a rub-on and a little ribbon.

For the inside of the card, I added a sentiment from Hot Off The Press and a little more handmade paper.

I would love for you to head over to SNS and see all the amazing cards designed by my teammates. They are sure to inspire you to play along with us! We have some great prizes this month by our sponsor, Skyline Paperie.

Hope I was able to share a little warmth with you today.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Friday, January 17, 2014


Be Mine Action Wobble Bug!

Today's post is all about cute and wiggly.  Valentine's Day is approaching, so it's not too early to start on those cute little Valentine projects.  I have for you today a sweet little card featuring an adorable bug with an Action Wobble.  How cute is he?

Want to see him in action?  Watch the video below:

This busy little guy was created using the Create A Critter cartridge. I cut the bug at 2-3/4", the heart with wings at 3", and the sentiment at 2.25" (I think).  I used the Cricut line of papers. They cut so clean and nice.  And what special Valentine would be complete without an Action Wobble?  

After layering all my parts, I stamped the cardstock with a Stamps By Judith peg stamp and added some Stickles to the hearts and wings. I love how it turned out, and my granddaughter, Kaileigh (she's 3-1/2) thought it was the coolest thing ever.  This one is for her little sister, so I guess I need to make one for her next. 

Action Wobbles are so much fun. If you would like more information on purchase, click on the link below. I would love for you to visit the Action Wobbles Blog and see all the great projects the Design Team has to share. New projects are being posted all the time. And join us for the Wednesday Wobble Challenges

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Supplies used:

Monday, January 13, 2014

FCCB #193: Winter Fun

Warm Winter Wishes!!!

It's time for another weekly challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

Challenge #193
Winter Fun
 Create a winter inspired project
This Weeks Sponsor

The winner will receive a stamp set of their choice.

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project
and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.
 Please visit the FCCB blog to see the other DT member projects and join in the challenge.

As I look outside my window and see the two feet of snow that we were blessed with here in the Mitten, I am freezing inspired to create a wintery birthday card.  And when I think of winter, I think of snow. When I think of snow, I think of penguins!  This fun little guy from Create A Critter was perfect!

I cut the penguin and igloo at 2.75" and assembled them. The fishing pole and fish were cut at 2.25" and are from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  A torn piece of cardstock for snow and a stamped sentiment complete this fun card.

And a closeup (don't you just adore those jiggle eyes!):

Come play along with FCCB for this weeks challenge!  Head over there now to see all the fun projects from the Design Team. You will get lots of inspiration!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Carts used:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Robin's Nest

Good Things Come In Three's!

I don't know if that's true or not, but I have three versions of a project to share with you today, and I think they're pretty good!

I am thrilled to be starting my second term with The Robin's Nest and I thank them so much for having me back! I look forward to sharing with you for the next six months, and hopefully you will be inspired to try some of the great projects the Design Team will be showcasing.

Ok, now that's are my projects:

These 5"x6" calendars were so much fun to make.  If you'd like to see more photos (including each individual calendar and close-ups of the embellishments) and information on how you can make these yourself, head on over to The Robin's Nest and see the complete post!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Sunday, January 5, 2014


My First Sketch Challenge as a DT Member with SNS!

And I am so geeked! Each month, Sketch~N~Scrap posts layouts on their blog for both scrapbooks and cards. If you are feeling stuck or uninspired, I urge you to check out their blog. You will find inspiration and ideas in abundance. The Design Team is amazing!

The first card sketch of January was designed by Kelly Holifield.

Here is my interpretation:

I chose kraft cardstock in a couple different shades.  The floral and sentiment stamps are from Hot Off The Press, and the french script stamp is from Stampin' Up.  For the inside of the card, I kept it simple:

I like this card because it can be for a man or a woman. 

Now it is your turn! Head over to Sketch~N~Scrap and play along for a chance at this months amazing prize!  We have an amazing sponsor to kick off the New Year! January's sponsor is Skyline Paperie! Stephanie Ho is the owner and one of our very own Design Team members! Stephanie opened Skyline Paperie this past December and is offering up a wonderful prize full of crafty goodies to one randomly selected winner!

For more details and inspiration, go visit Sketch~N~Scrap

And, til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Let It Snow...Let It Snow...Let It Snow!

Happy Winter!

Is it cold enough for you? For those of us in the upper Midwest, all I can say is "brrrrrrr!" Here in my neck of the woods (Michigan), we have had about 8" in the past couple of days. I like how clean and white it makes everything look, but BOY is it cold! 

In honor of all this blustery-ness (is that a word?), I made a very wintery card for my very first post as a Design Team Member for Action Wobbles.  I've been using these wobbles for quite some time now, and they are always just so much darn fun!  

I embossed some vellum using an Anna Griffin folder and adhered that to my card base. I tore some white cardstock for the snow and cut the cute little snowman using my Silhouette Cameo. I also used the Silhouette to cut the sentiment.  I hand-drew the face and lettering on his sign.  The snowdude was then placed on my card using the Action Wobble. 

That's what really gives him his character!

He shakes just like I do when I go outside! lol  For the inside of the card, I just kept it simple.

If you'd like to see more ideas on how you can use these wonderful wobbles, head over to the Action Wobbles blog and check out all the cute projects.

Want to know where YOU can get some of these for your own?  Just visit HERE!

I hope you will join us for the weekly Wednesday Wobble Challenge.

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!