Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy 18th Birthday

I made this one for my son's 18th birthday. Boy cards are hard...I just kept it simple with a shape card from the cart Birthday Bash...and I used a pretty gender neutral paper line. I think it turned out ok. The nice thing about the Birthday bash cart is that if you cut a card at 5.5", the main image will fit on the card front if you cut it the same size. Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Birthday Bash cart-#'s cut @ .75", shape card  and all layers pg 25 cut @ 5.5", Cake, Cake-s, Layer1, Layer 1-s, Layer2, Layer 2-s, Scallop tag cut @ 1.5" pg 67, round tag cut @ 2" pg 70
  2. CTMH-chocolate ink
  3. American Crafts brown jute
  4. Making Memories brown eyelet**
  5. MME-beige and light teal Twine**
  6. EK Success 2" circle punch**
  7. My Pink Stamper Sweet Goodness stamp set
  8. Echo Park This and That-Graceful line**
**the starred products all came from DAT'S, my fav LSS**

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas-Thank you with embellishments

The challenge this week at the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge blog is a Thank You card with embellishments. Include what embellishments you're thankful for...for me it's embossing folders.This is what I came up with. I love this paper line...and I actually used a cart that I had never used...bonus!!
Love the bright colours!! Pop on over and see what the other design team members have come up with, and play along. Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Phrases cart-pg 22 cut at 2.25"
  2. Echo Park-Happy Days paper line
  3. Memento tuxedo black ink
  4. CTMH-card chatter thank you stamp set
  5. Bo Bunny jewels
  6. Maya Road stick pin
  7. SU-black grosgrain ribbon, not quite navy and red riding hood markers
  8. Sizzix embossing folder-chevrons
  9. EK Success heart and corner punch
  10. Recollections-black cardstock

Monday, November 26, 2012

Santa Bear

I've had this paper since last year. I find it the paper is kinda antique-ie...I know that's not a word...but it should's really hard to match. I love it because it reminds me of all that retro printed Christmas stuff you see...but it's still hard to use. This is what I've come up this little bear...inside I used one of the clip art cards that goes with the line...easy and fast...gotta love that. Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Elegant Edges-pg 65-4.5"
  2. Create a Critter-pg 66-3.25"
  3. CTMH-brown bag, cocoa, cranberry, desert sand inks
  4. Bow Easy
  5. Cosmo Cricket-Dear Mr Claus Paper line
  6. Recollections black mini brads
  7. Sizzix starry night embossing folder
  8. My Creative Time-From our home to yours stamp set
  9. Kaisercraft-pearls and ribbon

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Holidays

This is another cute one from Create a Critter 2...Love this little gingerbread man! I have mentioned this many time...I love the Elegant Edges cart. Who needs a million dies when you have this cart? I just have to remember to use it once and a while. Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Elegant Edges 4 1/4 ", pg 65
  2. Create a Critter 2-3 1/2", pg 73
  3. Jillibean soup-Christmas Eve Chowder paper
  4. Bazzill-kraft card stock
  5. Recollections-brown, black and white card stocks
  6. CTMH-chocolate ink
  7. Glamour dust
  8. Making Memories black brads
  9. My Creative time-From our house to yours stamp set
  10. Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder 
  11. Kaisercraft ribbon
  12. MME-Winter Wonderland enamel dots

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas Plaque

My Hubby won this horrid center sat on this frame. I decided to take this frame and change it into a holiday decor item. It was fast and simple...and I got to use my fav paper too! I  altered this cut and stretched it to make it fit into the frame using my Gypsy. Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Cosmo Cricket-Dear Mr Claus
  2. Kaiser Craft red Rhinestones
  3. CTMH-Cocoa ink
  4. SU-Espresso and Chili markers
  5. EK Success corner punch
  6. Christmas cart-cut at 5.27 wide and 11" high

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas Thanksgiving Challenge

Hi everyone...Happy Thanksgiving to all my American followers!! We are having a Thanksgiving fun Holiday challenge over at the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge blog. Drop by and check out the awesome projects and maybe play along. I love how this one turned out...this turkey from Create a Critter 2 is simply it! As most of you know...I'm my Thanksgiving is long past...I guess this will be my little nephew's Thanksgiving card for next about getting a jump on a card.


  • Create a Critter 2-pg 62 all layers at 3.25"
  • Bo Bunny forever fall paper line and mustard double dot
  • Recollections-black mini brads, kraft and brown cardstock
  • Kaisercraft-brown rhinestones
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • Kraftin Kimmies Thankful Sentiments
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder-forest branches
  • American Crafts-ribbon
  • CTMH-cocoa and chocolate ink
  • SU-pumpkin pie, more mustard, cajun craze markers

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Another one...I know...isn't this the cutest little bird though? Seriously...I couldn't help myself! The inside sentiment was just perfect too.Thanks for looking...Lee-Ann :)


  • MME-12 Days of Christmas paper line, Limetwist-fly a kite soar twine, Winter Wonderland enamel dots
  • Create a Critter 2- pg 69 bird 3.5", joy 2.75" pg 73 music notes 2.75"
  • CTMH-pear, juniper and holiday red ink
  • Bazzill-kraft, orange and black card stock
  • Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder
  • EK Success-border and heart punch
  • Black Diamond Stickles
  • Enamel Accents-black

Friday, November 16, 2012

From our family to yours

Another Create a Critter 2 card. I couldn't resist this cute little penguin. I'm also making an effort to use all those embossing folders that I just had to have. I made a deal with myself...every card that I make for the next little while is going to have some texture. I used 2 textures on this one...woo hooo!! Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Create a Critter 2-penguin and all layers cut @ 3.5", snowflake "
  2. MME-Winter Wonderland paper
  3. American Crafts-black and white card stock, red jute and glitter button
  4. Bazzill-kraft and orange card stock
  5. Making Memories white metal clips
  6. Cuttlebug embossing folder-swiss dots
  7. Sizzix embossing folder-Chevrons
  8. Diamond Stickles
  9. CTMH-cranberry and juniper ink
  10. Signo white gel pen
  11. My Creative Time-from our family to yours stamp set

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Let it snow!

OK...I guess I'm addicted to this cute Cricut cart. Buckle your seat belts folks...I think I'm going to wear this one out :) Thanks for dropping by my happy place...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Create a Critter 2-snowman pg 68 all layers cut @ 3"
  2. MME Winter Wonderland paper and enamel dots
  3. Bazzill-kraft and orange card stock
  4. American Crafts-white and black card stock
  5. Glamour Dust
  6. EK Success border punch and corner punch
  7. CTMH-juniper and cranberry ink
  8. Making Memories brads
  9. Enamel accents-black
  10. Martha Stewart Border punch
  11. My Creative Time-Warm Holiday Fun stamp set
  12. Amy R-Winter Sentiments

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Die Cuttin Diva's Colour Challenge

Hi Everybody! There is a new challenge over at the Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge blog...hop on over and play with us. You have to use...Brown, yellow, orange and 1 more...I chose this lovely dark red. I found this challenge hard...I lean toward using a lot of patterns...and this one is all solids...yikes...I'm not sure that I like it. I did use a few different colours of that cheating? Too bad...I had a hard time with this one :)


  1. Create a Critter 2-pg63 both acorn and squirrel all layers cut at 4"
  2. American Crafts-Earthtones cardstock and ribbon
  3. Kaisercraft rhinestones
  4. Cuttlebug embossing folder-floral fantasy
  5. Sizzix embossing folder-plaid
  6. My Pink Stamper-Punny-licious stamp set
  7.  EK Success corner rounder and heart punch
  8. CTMH-chocolate and cocoa ink
  9. Diamond Glaze
  10. Diamond Stickles
  11. Bo Bunny Jewels-black pearls

Monday, November 12, 2012


I really love the new Create a Critter 2 cart. This one was so quick...and I love how it turned out. I also won a blog hop at the Obsessed with Scrapbooking website...and won a bunch of stamps and dies from My Creative Time...I used one inside this card...her stamps really stamp perfectly. I even embossed the background paper...hard to tell from the pic though...anyways...Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Create a Critter 2-pg 72- mouse cut at 3 1/4", Noel cut at 1 3/4"
  2. MME-Winter Wonderland paper pad and enamel dots, Limetwist Life of the Party paper pad
  3. Glamour Dust
  4. American Crafts-black and white cardstock
  5. Recollections grey cardstock
  6. Cuttlebug embossing folder-Charles
  7. CTMH-Cranberry, Pear and Juniper inks
  8. WRMK-twine
  9. My Creative time Warm Holiday fun stamp set
  10. white Signo Uniball gel pen

Saturday, November 10, 2012


This is card #2 made using the cart Folk Art Festival. I thought this one was a perfect sympathy card image. I like to use trees on Sympathy cards...Anyways...Love this one. I think the Kraft cardstock is perfect for a folk art image. Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Sizzix embossing folder-Flourishes
  2. Folk Art Festival cart-pg 71 Layers all cut at 5"
  3. Celebrate it-burlap ribbon
  4. hemp twine
  5. Echo Park-This and That Graceful, Everyday Eclectic, Sweet Day
  6. Bazzill-Kraft cardstock
  7. EK Success tag and heart punch
  8. CTMH-Chocolate ink
  9. Stampin Up-Petite Pairs stamp set

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Folk Art Christmas card

I must have a sickness...I bought this cart...just cause it was on sale. I thought I'd better make something with it...I have a few carts that I still haven't used. That is just wrong. Anyways...this was a quick card I made using the card feature on this cart. Not totally thrilled...but it'll do... Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Folk Art Festival cart-pg 73 all layers cut at 5"
  2. SU-ribbon, button, Tiny Tags stamp set and punch, Delightful dozen stamp set
  3. Kaisercraft-red pearls
  4. CTMH-olive and cranberry ink
  5. Bazzill-kraft cardstock
  6. Authentique Festive paper pad
  7. American Crafts-beige jute
  8. Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas-Sketch Challenge

I am so proud to now be a design team member of the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge blog. I love a good challenge. This week we'll be using a sketch and giving it our own spin. This is my take. Thanks for stopping by today...please go on over to the Die Cuttin Divas blog and see what the other members came up with and along.
Lee-Ann :)


  1. Elegant Edges-pg 60 cut  at 3.25" with shadow on the outside, 4" with shadow on the inside, kraft oval cut at 3.25"
  2. Create a Critter 2-pg 71-cuts at 2.5"
  3. Recollections mini brads-black and red, brown and kraft cardstock
  4. American Crafts-black & white cardstock
  5. WRMK-red brads
  6. Signo white gel pen
  7. SU-basic black and real red markers
  8. CTMH-chocolate ink
  9. Little Yellow Bicycle-Wonder and Wishes paper line
  10. EK Success-chalk
  11. My Creative Time-From Our Family to Yours stamp set

Sunday, November 4, 2012

What's the Buzz?

This is number 12 of my Teddy Bear Parade series. After this...I will be taking a break from this cart...for a while...maybe...Love how this one turned out...too cute with the sentiment!! This is also the first time that I used these 3d brad flowers from Bella Bling. They actually look neat! I had to put this little bee on an Action Wobble too...couldn't help myself...
Thanks for stopping by my happy place...Lee-Ann :)


  • Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cart-all layers cut @ 3.5"
  • Echo Park Country drive 6" paper pad**
  • Bazzill-Carob, fawn, Kraft, white and black cardstock, and white glitter brads**
  • My Pink Stamper-Buggy Punny stampset
  •'re So Punny stampset
  • Memento tuxedo black ink**
  • EK Success corner punches**
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • Glamour Dust**
  • Signo white gel pen**
  • Stampin Up-Daffodil delight and Baja Breeze markers
  • Kaisercraft white pearl**
  • Action Wobble
**all the starred products were purchase at my fav LSS...DAT'S***

Friday, November 2, 2012


Hold on to your hats...this is number 11 in my Teddy Bear Parade card set. (I have one more to go :) )
I used a bunch of scraps to make this it. I think it turned out super cute! Cupid is also on an Action those things...I wish they made them in a smaller size too...wouldn't that be handy?
I used mostly Bo Bunny paper on this card...since it is white core...I used the Stampin Up markers listed below to run along the edges so no white shows...that drives me crazy. Thanks for looking...Lee-Ann :)


  1. Bo Bunny-Crazy in Love Line, Wild Berry and Coffee Double dot
  2. White cardstock scrap...? Bazzill?, carob and fawn Bazzill
  3. Kaiser Kraft white pearls
  4. Stampin Up-Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Word Window punch, pink scallop ribbon, Early Espresso marker, Pretty in pink Marker and Cherry Cobbler marker
  5. American Crafts-Knockout border punch
  6. Teddy Bear Parade-all layers cut at 3.5"
  7. Action Wobble
  8. CTMH-Chocolate ink
  9. EK Success corner and heart punch
  10. Cuttlebug-Swiss dot embossing folder