The Great Pumpkin Hop, Day 2

Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 2 of the Great Pumpkin Hop! If you arrived here from Theresa, aka The Scrapbooking Queen, you are in the right place!  If you want to start at the beginning to see all the fabulous creations, you can start at Amy's blog, Love to Crop.
For my project for today's post I decided to make another banner.  This was actually my first banner that I intended to make the other day but the way I did it, I was able to get two banners cut out.  Let me show you how.
Lately when I make a banner I make two parts to the actual banner, one for a background and then another sheet on top of that one. The background is essentially the "shadow".  I have then been welding the letters into the front part of the banner.  The causes the background to become the paper for the letters. You can see it here on my gypsy.
The letters are placed right in the banner piece and then I select weld to weld them together so they print out cleanly.  Once you have them printed out you also still have the letter piece which is what I used to create the banner yesterday.  I love doing it this way!
Here is the finished banner.  I also strung this one together using mandarin twine from the Twinery.
 Like my little pumpkin rosettes?  I used my Tim Holtz rosette die to cut them out and then cut out little faces with my Pumpkin carvings cartridge.  For the stems I used the top part of a leaf die I had.

Thanks so much for visiting again today! Your next stop is Brenda at

The Great Pumpkin Hop Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the Great Pumpkin Hop!  I am so excited to be a part of this hop and can't wait to see all the fun creations everyone comes up with!  If you arrived here from Theresa, aka The Scrapbooking Queen, you are in the right place!  If you want to start at the beginning to see all the fabulous creations, you can start at Amy's blog, Love to Crop.
For my project, I decided to make another fun Halloween banner for one of my best friends who is coming here to visit this weekend. She has two little girls and I know they will love a cute little banner to hang at their house for Halloween.

The banner was cut using the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge and I used mandarin twine from the Twinery to string it together. The letters are from the Cricut Carousel cartridge.
 I embossed the folders, this one with a spider web:-)
 My little pumpkin was cut with a Quickkutz die and embossed with a dot embossing plate

 This is an argyle type embossing plate
 I cut out a pumpkin face from the Cricut Pumpkin Carvings cartridge along with some faces for my little pumpkin rosettes to decorate this bag to go along with the gift.
Thank you so much for visiting today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more some more fun!
Your next stop is Christina at

Vinyl for my Ipad Cover:-)

Okay, so ever since I got my new iPad cover I have been itching to do something with it to jazz it up a bit.  I have a few rolls of vinyl so I decided to get them out and see what I could come up with:-).  
 Back Cover
I thought it came out really cute!  I used my cricut for most of it, Create a Critter for the owl, Summer in Paris for the Eiffel Tower, the J I'm not sure of but it was one of my fonts, maybe Storybook?  The banner is actually a die I have from Taylored Expressions.
Let me know what you think:-)

Winner of the Peachy Keen Stamps

Happy Saturday everyone!  I am here to announce the winner of the awesome PK-690 Make a Monster Face Assortment set!   I used to pick my winner out of all of the comments and the lucky winner was Cari, here is what she had to say:
Super fun and adorable!
Cari, I will be contacting you soon.  Thank you to everyone sooo much for visiting me this and to Peachy Keen Stamps for letting me hijack their blog:-).  It's been such a blast!!

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Day 5

Hi all!  Welcome to Day 5 of my posts as guest designer.  I am so sad that my week is over already!  It's been so fun and even though I am sad to leave I am excited to see what our next guest designer has coming.  All week I have been wanting to do a scrapbook page using some photos I took last year of my family and I apple picking.  I had a great photo of my son in the orchard and I couldn't wait to use it:-).  He is about a year and a half here and he loved getting the apples and eating them.  It was so darn cute!
 For these cute little apple faces from the Create a Critter cartridge I used the Boy Mates faces.
I based my page on the latest sketch challenge from DCWV.  I love using sketches for my inspiration and this one worked perfect for my page!
Thanks again for visiting me this week!  Please leave a comment on this post and the post the PKS blog, to enter to win the stamps Peachy Keen Stamps has generously donated this week, the Make a Monster face Assortment stamps.  I will be announcing the winner Saturday morning so be sure to get your comments in today!

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Day 4

Hi everyone!  It's good to be back again for day 4 of my week as a guest designer at Peachy Keen Stamps.  I can't believe the week is almost over:-(.  I have LOVED reading everyone's sweet comments about my projects and have been having a blast making them and using my Peachy Keen Stamps!
Alright, so onto my project for today.  I decided to post my card for the latest Let's Face It Friday challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps and I also used a sketch from the latest Mojo Monday challenge.  The challenge from PKS is to use leaves on your project and to of course, use your face stamps!
For this card I used the adorable set, Vivienne and Friends for the little girl and the wagon, along with the everyday faces for the leaves.  

The card is based on this sketch from Mojo Monday:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PKS Vivienne and Friends and Everyday Face Assortment
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copics to color in the girl and wagon
Paper: Stampin UP and DCWV
Pennant Die from Taylored Expressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment on this post and the post on the Peachy Keen Blog, to enter to win the Make a Monster face Assortment set.

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Post, Day 3

Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 3 of my guest designer posts.  I am so happy to be here:-)  I've decided to let go of the Christmas projects and show you a Fall project I made.  If you follow my blog then you will know that I like to make calendar pages to put in my Scrapbooks.  It helps me to look back on them while I am scrapbooking to remember what we did that month and I love to hang them on the fridge!

Here is the page I made for this month.  I used the Mini Monsters and the Designers Calendar Cricut Cartridge for this page.
 This one-eyed face is from the Monster Mash Face
 This little froggy face is from the Make a Monster Face
 These two adorable candy faces are from the Everyday Character Face Assortment set
Thanks so much for visiting me today!  I'll be back tomorrow:-)  Don't forget to visit the Peachy Keen blog today,, and leave a comment here and on the Peachy Keen blog for a chance to win the Make a Monster Face Set!

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Day 2

HI Everyone!  Thanks again for stopping by yesterday and visiting me here and also at the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.  I just loved reading all the comments about my little Elves and also how some of you agreed it's too early for Christmas:-).  Anyway, I just HAD to make another project with these cute little elves (Lauri loves Skip faceless Elves).  I promise tomorrow we will get back to fall projects. :-)
Today's post is my card for the latest challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps, the Tuesday Sketch Challenge.

Create a card with the sketch provided. Peachy Keen Stamps are not required to participate, but we always love to see what you create with them if you have them already!

Design must be new
Link up by 10/17 - 11:59 pm CDT
Here is my card:
Supplies Used:
Stamps: PKS Lauri loves Skip faceless Elves, Unity Banner Stamps
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin UP! Real Red, Old Olive, 
Copics to color in my elves
Paper: Stampin UP Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake, retired Christmas DSP
Stampin UP! Old Olive Brads
Crafts Too Embossing Folder and red Martha Stewart Twine, Alphabet sticker letters
Please visit the challenge blog, to link up your card and to view the sketch along with the design team's other projects.  
Don't forget that I am giving away the Make a Monster Face Assortment stamp set this week.  Just leave a comment here and over the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog every day this week for more chances to win this adorable set!

Peachy Keen Guest Designer, Day 1

Hi all!  Today is my first day as Guest Designer for Peachy Keen Stamps and I am SO EXCITED!  I am so honored to be chosen as one of the guest designers for the year.  I absolutely LOVE Peachy Keen Stamps as I am sure that most of you do too!  I also love the fact that they are made right here in the midwest not too far from where I am outside of Chicago.  It's always good to support product that is made in the USA!
Anyway, let's get on with my first project.  So last week I was out with a friend at a local mall and I literally gasped (!) when I saw the Christmas decorations and Christmas trees in the windows of Macy's.  Didn't we just end summer?  Is it technically even Fall yet?  I couldn't believe what I was seeing!  So as I started thinking of what I wanted to make for this week I thought all I would make would be Fall themed project to keep with the season BUT I just got the CUTEST little elves stamps (Lauri and Skip) from Peachy Keen Stamps and thought I HAD to use them in a project!  I hope all of you aren't too shocked to see a few Christmas projects from me this week as I was to see the Christmas trees at Macy's.  I just couldn't resist doing something with these!  The photo is one of my adorable children from a few years ago.  I love how this scrapbook page came out:-)
Supplies Used:
Paper: All the paper used is Stampin UP!, Old Olive, Real Red, and a retired Christmas DSP
Ink: Stampin UP! Real Red for shading around the ornaments
Cricut Lyrical Letters for the wording
I colored the cute little Elves with my Copics

In honor of my week at Peachy Keen Stamps, PKS has generously donated the Make a Monster Face Assortment set as a giveaway.  

All you have to do to be entered to win this set is to comment on this post and also pop on over to to the PKS blog, make a comment as well.  I will be posting every day this week and the more you comment, the more chances you have to enter!  This set is perfect for all those fun Halloween projects.  I just might have a project coming up using this very set soon:-)  Take care and thanks soooo much for visiting me!

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!  Welcome to the Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop.  If you came here from Julie over at Cricut Chick, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my blog today and want to start at the beginning, please go back to Andrea at Andrea's Coffee Time.
I signed up for this blog hop as a chance to again step out of my box and hopefully make some cards for women who are going through a tough time.  I plan to take the cards I make from this hop and mail them off to someone who is collecting cards for women with breast cancer.  This disease affects so many and has affected women in my family in the past.  I am hoping that maybe this card will bring some joy to a women who really needs it.
This card was made with a new beautiful stamp set from Monica over at Stampin Daisies called Hope.  Monica just released a bunch of new sets so if you get a chance, take a peak on over there and check them out.  There are some really cute ones!  The address is  I also used a Market Street stamp for the "Believe" sentiment on the bottom.
Thank you all so much for visiting today!  This is the last stop on the hop:-).  I hope you enjoyed it and have a great day!!