Monday, February 28, 2011


Here is a GREAT idea and great Vinyl project from Carrie at DoubleClick Connections - AKA Abusybee Here is what she had to say:

"Our Town just started a recycling program! We are super excited! I ran out and purchased two new identical cans to fit in the kitchen. They looked great until this was all I heard... "Mom, which one is for recycle?" "Mom, did you say it's the right one or left one?" Etc Etc....So here was my solution! I used my Gypsy, letters from Wild Card and cut this out of vinyl! Now everyone knows which can is recycle!"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Challenge time - by Laurie

Good afternoon Ladies! I hope you are having a great Sunday! Here is a shocker, it is snowing again here in New England! Will it ever end???????
I decided to enter this page in a few challenges. I am trying to get better about the challenges, there are so many great ones out there.

This is the sketch over at

This my take on it. I turned the sketch a bit to fit my pictures

Close up of the cuttlebugged frames.

Close up of the Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, Ideology collection. I also cuttlebugged this little guys, using the Divine Swirls folder

The other challenges I am entering these are as follows: - sew on the page. Faux stitching or real. I did both, I sewed the strips of paper and then faux stitch on the title. - use the word love, or a tool you love or someone you love. I love my two guys and actually used a love ticket.
http:/ - emboss on the page - emboss on the page and use the cricut as well.
You will have to check out all these blogs, they have awesome challenges!!
What I used to make the page:
StampinUp! paper, the blue, Recollections Gemstone - the blue and green that are picture frames, Heritage Cart - Sons title - Cuttlebug folders - Heritage Collection (they have folders that match cricut cartridges, I love that), that was used from the frames, Divine Swirls for the ticket. And my Sew Easy Tool for the sewing.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


We just wanted to take a few minutes this Saturday morning to thank all of our blogger friends for giving us some fun awards. Here are a few we received just this week. Thanks ladies

This is from our friend Janet at LadyLuvBug

The Stylish award from Jazmin at Jazzy's Cards and from Jenny @ studio j

WE are so honored! These awards as we all know come with some rules for passing forward. . The rules for the Stylish Blogger award is after receiving.. to pass it on to 8 people and to tell 8 things about your self.

The Liebster Awards rules are . ... 1) award over to your favorite five blogs, that has less than one hundred followers.2). The award is passed on to the five, by commenting on their blog, telling them that their blog is one of your favorites and that it has been chosen for the Liebster Blog Award.3). The one who receives the award posts a link back to the person who gave it to them, and five of his/hers favorite blogs (you are allowed to choose the person who sent you the award if you wish) with less than one hundred followers.

Here we go!
1) I have two big dogs (not sure why but I do, well I do know why, my husband)
2) I am a HUGE football fan!! Every Sunday during football season you will see me on the couch watching football.
3) I work from home, which is the best job eva!!
4) Kel calls my scrap area the scrapcave because it is in my basement. So batman-ish!

1) I have two cats, Kiara and Jonas
2) I am NOT a huge sports fan. I look to Laurie for scores and updates if needed
3) I work from home also, which is the best job eva!!
4) Laurie and I ocassionally make magaritas and then its OFF to the SCRAPCAVE!
I will post our receipients tomorrow!

Friday, February 25, 2011


These came out great Dawn. Using the black vinly really gives it the feel of real rod iron.

These flowers are great too! Such detail. A perfect way to perk up a plain wall!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

VINYL CHALLENGE by Rhonda at BumbleeCreations

This fun vinyl project was sent in by Rhonda at bumblebee creations This is her first time using vinyl. She took this frame and made it into this awesome sign. Please visit her blog for all the deets!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Susan said "I am new the blog and I love what I see. I just started working with vinyl and thought I would give your challenge a go. I hope you like it. I used the Paisley Cartridge for the buttons, cut at 2.5 inches I used the Don Juan Cartridge for the word "buttons". I used my design studio to get the size I wanted, because I was working with such a small surface. The tin is from the clearance section at Michael's, and it cost .25 cents!!"

I love this, it is so cute and looks so easy to do. Thanks for joining our challenge, boy you are quick!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Welcome new followers

Good evening Ladies!! We wanted to welcome two new followers to the blog! Susan and smandalou! Welcome on board, we hope you take a look around and please let us know if you have a blog we would love to check it out.

We also wanted to let you know about our current challenge. It has to do with vinyl! Please look at our February 15th post and you will see all the details there. The challenge runs to March 1st! We have an awesome vinyl prize sponsored by our friend Nick over at


Kel and Laurie

Monday, February 21, 2011


This is sent in by Kate at Small Bits of Paper She says: "I've seen a few trifle bowls fancied up with a bit of vinyl and decided to give it a go myself. My trifle bowl is from Pampered Chef. I cut Bon App├ętit and some leaves from Ashlyn's Alphabet. I chose this cartridge as it has accents and I needed an accent aigu for the phrase. (I bought Ashlyn's Alphabet especially for the accents.) I had measured the bowl first and adjusted the letters to get a height with which I was happy."

Friday, February 18, 2011


#1, cut image and keep silhouette piece in tact..put cut image away for another project. #2, pick up the silhouetted image with transfer tape and burnish onto your project #3, peel of transfer tape and then cover silhouetted image with etching cream.. careful this stuff is STRONG.. please use safety. Let it leave on per time on directions of etching cream.. #4, wash off etching cream, carefully peel away vinyl and you've got yourself a great piece of art.. Dawn added bling. Gorgeous! PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS IF NEEDED.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

THE "WRITE" IDEA..Vinyl Challenge by Jean

This is GREAT. Here is a vinyl project sent to us from Jean at Jean's Crafty Corner. I just LOVE this image. Jean used brown vinyl on a wipe off board and got the images from Don Juan and Heritage CC. Please see her site for all the deets!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Well technically Tuesday..but , its like Saturday in I'm late for them.. LOL Anyway, I was shopping with Laurie and saw the lil vase above for .50 cents and turned it into ....

THIS! with a couple inches of vinyl and about 6 mins. free time! The images come from Home Decor CC, the tea light from Yankee candle and some stones from the $1 store. Easy peasy and cheap to boot!


Hello Bloggers. Here are the rules of the Challenge:

1. Please follow if you wish, we love company :)
2. Please share this challenge on your blog with a link back here, we'd love our friends to meet your friends :)

3. Your entry should be a new altered project. You can alter whatever you wish.. picture frame, container, many choices..We can't wait to see! Using VINYL on your project will be a plus, giving you and EXTRA entry. However, if you do not have vinyl to add to your project, its ok, you can still enter your project.

4. Please email your project to before March 1, 2011

5. Have LOTS of fun!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!! A challenge is upon us!

Good morning (it is good morning in New England, no snow!!).
Here is a cute little Vday card I made for a challenge and then totally forgot to post for challenge. Not easy being me sometimes!
Kel and I have a fantastic sponsor for our new challenge. We have been working with Nick over at Nick is an awesome guy and he is so very knowledgeable about vinyl. He is extremely helpful and his customer service is fantastic!! Nick has graciously offered the winner of our challenge 5 pieces of 12x24 vinyl in the colors of the winners choice. Once we announce the winner they can work with Nick directly to get the colors they want. How cool is that??

Ok, so here are some the rules:

1) You don't have to be a follower, but we would sure like it if you did.

2) You have to post your project on your blog with a link back to us.

3) Let your other vinyl using blog friends know about the challenge.

Kel and I will announce the actual challenge tomorrow, so get your vinyl caps on. No fret for those who don't use vinyl or are afraid, we will have a side challenge for that.
We have some awesome projects that Dawn made with vinyl to post for tomorrow!
Have a great day and stay tuned for details.................................

Friday, February 11, 2011


I'm sure your're thinking..hmm... rub on too.. big deal.. Well, this little guy is. I really do not like to use rub ons.. Well.. I USED to not like rub ons.. Now with this.. I do. As you can see, it's made by Basic Grey. It has one flat end and one rolling stylus end. It's so precise that you really do not have to start cutting up your rub on sheets.. there reallyis hardly and pressing involved, so you don't pick up all kinds of stuff you don't need on ur paper.

I even rubbed on over very glittery and bumpy paper and it just gliiiiided on! bad pic sorry.

After you roll it on with put your backing over it and swipe with the flat end.. Its sets it without breaking ur rub on into a billion pieces.. This baby is set for life

YA.. this excited over a tool.. LOL..
My Rubon-aphobia is GONE! Thank you Basic Grey!

PS: I also did some really pretty rubons on a piece of painted chipbaord..and..amazing!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Well look no more. Pick up the MS Large Circle cutter and get it done..and done quick. I walked by this tool a gazillion times and finally HSN got me hook..line and sinker with their demo. You can cut 4" to 12" and all those lil measurement in between quick and easy. 1. Slide the blade on the arm of cutter to what measurement you want and 2. place cutter on your paper and run the arm around once and your done!

I turned these two sheets of paper into a couple of 4" circles in about 2 minutes :)


EASY PEASY TOOLS - and Kel's big win

Hello ladies! Kel and I were talking saying we don't use our tools enough, so we thought we would take some easy ones out to help remind us to use them and show some to you as well.

This is the We R Memory Keepers Sew easy stitch piercer. Let me tell you this is soo easy to use and really helps you sew on your projects.
These are the heads that came with it, it also comes with a mat and some thread. The heads are so easy to take on and off.

This is the head that I used to stitch this stitch on this page, and so easy. You just run the head on the paper where you want to stitch and then start sewing.

This is a close up of stitching I did on a card, this is the pink head.

Comes with all this thread, great colors!!!
I have to say this is one of the easiest tools I have used in a long time. It came with one sheet of instructions and I thought OMG I am going to need more than this, but not really! Fantab tool!

Kel won a challenge over at Frosted Design go on over and check it out. A big contrats to Kel, her card was amazing!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Good morning ladies..sorry about the weirdness of getting on the blog. Blogpoll wanted me to sign up for sumpthin and was blocking us.. Thanks to Dawn's investigation, I was able to fix it.. Thanks Dawn. Now onto the project.
You know how sometimes tools look so easy on tv or in the directions , you get it home and UGGG. Well this scor pad by Martha Stuart IS that easy. Here's what I did.. I whipped up a trifold card and envelope in less than 5 minutes.. I think it took me about 5 to decorate and Done.. woo hoo. Here's what I did.



I decorated my card the way I liked..not too fancy and I stamped my envelope.

I'm sure all our talented card makers have this down pat.. LOL. But to me.. it was a little card miracle to be so easy.. LOL. With a coupon, you could probably pick this up for about $10.00 Anybody else out there have any scor, folding or envlope ideas they want to share??

Friday, February 4, 2011


Welcome Sher at Patterns By Sher svg files Nice to have you!! Gals be sure to take a minute and go on over to check out Sher's adorable cards! My fav is the unicorn!

Dawn's Bday card

Here is a cute little card I made for Dawn for her birthday. There seems to be a few questions about who Dawn is. For those of you who don't know please read the sidebar.

I made this card using the Paisley Cartridge for the Owl (I do love her, she is so cute). Page 42 cut at 3.5 inches. I cut out all her little parts as well. I used the Branch cuttle bug folder on the black piece of paper. The stamp is from StampinUp! and I used the circle punch to punch it out. Some ribbon and buttons from my stash and done.

Close up of the ever so cute owl and her little bling wing!!
Have a wonderful crafty weekend!!!