Wednesday, December 3, 2014

CardzTV Challenge #6: "Let It Snow!"

Hello and Happy Holidays everyone! I can't believe this is the final challenge for the CardzTV design Team. I've had so much fun creating these cards for Mary and being a member with such talented ladies! It's a pleasure!!! For this challenge, we had to make a card using either a snowman or snowflakes. I used the Cricut Holly Jolly cartridge to make this darling girl elf (I just found this awesome cartridge on ebay...have wanted it for so long!) and the CardzTV stamp set, "Very Merry". I used DCWV patterned paper, snowflake embellishments from Recollections, a Martha Stewart lace punch and a Fiskars circle punch. This was such a fun challenge and I can't wait to see everyone's creations! So come join us in all of the fun at Mary's awesome blog, You can purchase her amazing stamps at Happy crafting!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CardzTV Challenge # 5: Color My Christmas

Hello crafters! Time for another awesome challenge for CardzTV! This week's challenge is to create a Christmas card using the colors, red, green, white and pink only. For my card, I used the Cricut cartridge Jolly Holidays to make these cute gingerbread boy and girl. (I just got this awesome cartridge on Ebay after waiting and wanting this for quite some time now!) My patterned paper is from Taylored Expressions' "Gingerbread Lane" 6x6 paper pack, card stock and embellishments from Michaels' Recollections brand. The sentiments are from the CardzTV stamp set, "Home For Christmas" and "Very Merry". One of my favorite Christmas cookies to bake are gingerbread men and well, I love everything gingerbread at Christmas time! Please come and join us in this holly jolly challenge at Don't forget to check out Mary's awesome stamps at!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

CardzTV Challenge: Create a Thank You Card For Thanksgiving

Greetings everyone!
This week's challenge for CardzTV is Giving Thanks: Create a Thank You Card for Thanksgiving. I used the Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge to make this cute little pilgrim squirrel. It is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 A2 size card. The papers are from Doodlebug Designs (I LOVE their papers!), Michaels' Recollections card stock and the glittery leaves are from Recollections embellishments. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the inside and the CardzTV stamp set "Many Thanks". Check out all of Mary's awesome stamp sets at her blog and join us in this awesome challenge at Can't wait to see all of your creations!! Good luck!

Friday, October 24, 2014

CardzTV Challenge: Scene It! Create a scene card for Halloween!

Hello crafters!
This challenge for the CardzTV Stamp Design Team was to create a scene card for Halloween. I made a 5x5 card using the Cricut Lite "Trick or Treat" cartridge. There are so many darling images on this cartridge, that it was difficult picking which ones to use! I used card stock and papers from Recollections and Doodlebug Designs. (LOVE their papers!) I used a Fiskars punch for the grass and some cute embellishments from Recollections. (Just love those bats with the googly eyes and the little bugs and glittery leaves!) I also used a Martha Stewart punch for the inside of the card and the CardzTV stamp set "Spooky Sayings". (Just love Mary's stamps!) You can find her awesome stamp sets at! Come join us in this spooky challenge at Mary's site: Have a spooktacular weekend!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

CardzTV Stamps Challenge #2- "To Die For". Create a Halloween Card Using Any Die Cut!

Hello crafters!
This week's challenge for CardzTV was to create a Halloween card using any die cut. This cute little trick or treat kitty comes from the Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge. (They have such cute images for the holidays!) The paper is from the Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad "Ghouls and Goodies". (I just LOVE Doodlebug paper!) I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and some darling candy embellishments from Spare Parts. The sentiments are from the CardzTV stamp set, "Spooky Sayings" and "Spooky Sayings 2". You can find these awesome stamps, of course, at  Come join us in all the fun at! I can't wait to see all of your amazing creations!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CardzTV Stamp Design Team Challenge #1- Create a Card Using Polka Dots and Stripes

Hello fellow crafters!
I am so thrilled and excited to continue as a card designer for Mary's CardzTV stamps blog and design team! I have had so much fun designing with such amazing and talented people this Summer and can't wait for all of the exciting new challenges for the next few months! This first challenge is to create a card using polka dots and stripes. I decided to make a baby shower card for this challenge. I used the Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite cartridge and Elegant Edges cartridge for my images. (I do have a baby shower to attend this coming Sunday so the timing was perfect!) I used patterned papers from Michaels, ribbon from my stash and the CardzTV stamp set, "Count Your Blessings".

Please head on over to view all of the amazing stamp sets at! I love these stamps!! Good luck to everyone in the challenge!! 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

CardzTV Anything Goes Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!
Welcome to my blog! This week's challenge was to create a card of your choice using the CardzTV stamp sets, "More Critter Captions", "Many Thanks", "Summer Fun" or "Picture This". For my card, I used this adorable little mouse from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge to wish someone a "mice day!" This hungry little mouse sure does like his cheese, as you can see! lol. The sentiment came from the "More Critter Captions" stamp set. The patterned paper is from Ki Memory Keepers "Bright Geo" 6x6 paper pad. I used some orange/yellow polkadot ribbon, a circle punch and border punch from Fiskars.

CardzTV stamp set, "More Critter Captions"
Please visit for many more awesome stamp sets!

Mary will be giving 2 sets of Cardz TV  Stamps to one commenter so good luck to all of you!
Now it's time to hop to the next blog! Have fun!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CardzTV Challenge: Create a Feminine Birthday Card Using 3 Patterned Papers!

Hello crafters!
This week's challenge for CardzTV was to create a feminine birthday card using 3 patterned papers. I used some pretty pink and green patterned papers from Martha Stewart and another company that sadly, I don't remember where it's from. I used a cute Penny Black stamp for my image, along with 2 different Martha Stewart punches for both the inside and outside of the card. My sentiment is from the CardzTV stamp set, "Count Your Blessings".  I would just like to say what an honor it has been to have been a designer for Mary at CardzTV! It has been so much fun and I have loved meeting all of these talented ladies on the design team! I hope to be back on another design team in the future and will continue to post my card creations and join in on the fun challenges at CardzTV! Thank you Mary for giving me this chance to design for you!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CardzTV Challenge- Create a Child's Birthday Card Using Brads, Buttons or Bows!

Hello crafters!
This week's challenge for CardzTV is to create a child's birthday card using either brads, buttons or bows. I used my Silhouette Cameo (only the 2nd time using and still getting used to it!). I used an adorable doggy from Miss Kate's Cuttables for the image, along with 2 balloon buttons and a pink bow at the bottom. I used the CardzTV stamp set "Going in Circles" for the outside sentiment and "Food Punnies" for the inside sentiment. I added some cute balloon gems for the inside of the card as well. Come join us in all the fun at CardzTV-

Sunday, July 6, 2014

CardzTV Challenge #4- Create a Thank You Card Using the Colors Red, White an Blue

Hello everyone! This week's challenge for the Cardz TV challenge is to create  a thank you card using the colors red, white and blue! For this challenge, I used the Cricut Teddy Bear Parade and Elegant Edges cartridges, some red ribbon and the Cardz TV stamp set "Heartfelt Wishes". I've always wanted to create a card using this darling bear! Come join us in all the fun at!

"Heartfelt Wishes" stamp set at

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CardzTV Challenge #3- Create a Wedding Card Using Bells, Hearts, Doves or Birds!

Hey everyone!
This week's CardzTV challenge is to create a wedding card using either bells, hearts, doves or birds. I used the Cricut Create a Friend cartridge to make my card and the CardzTV stamp set, "Going in Circles". I also used the Peachy Keen "Happy Lashes" Face Assortment for the wedding couples' faces.and the pretty doves come from the Jolee's Boutique "Doves" embellishments. This card will be going to a friend of mine who also asked me to make her a wedding card for a friend of her's who is getting married! Come join us in all the fun at!

CardzTV stamp set, ""Going in Circles" can be purchased at

Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy Father's Day!- CardzTV Challenge #2

Hi everyone!
This week's CardzTV challenge is to make a Father's Day card. I used the Cricut "Create a Friend" cartridge to make the dad, the daughter and the grill, the Cardz TV stamp set, "You're the Man" for both sentiments, Peachy Keen stamp faces and a Fiskar's Border punch for the inside. My father loves to grill outside so I made my card to reflect that! :) I'm so very lucky to have such a loving, sweet, supportive dad! Come join us in the all the fun at! Happy Father's Day!

"You're the Man" stamp set at

Monday, May 26, 2014

Snow White Themed Bridal Shower Card

Happy Memorial Day Weekend crafters! This stair step card was made for a friend who asked me to make a Snow White themed bridal shower card for a co-worker of hers who is getting married soon. I wan't exactly sure how I was going to do this, but came up with this idea! I used the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up for Snow White and the Prince, Once Upon a Princess cartridge for the castle and Freshly Picked for the vine on the fence. The faces were stamped with the Happy Lashes Face assortment from Peach Keen Stamps,  and the sentiments are from the Scrappy Moms stamp sets, "Love Notes" and "Sweet Somethings".  I used a Martha Stewart punch for both the fence and the border inside and added some gems as embellishments. Wishing the bride to be and her fiancee much health and happiness in their new life together! Enjoy the rest of your weekend folks!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CardzTV Design Team!

Hello crafters!
I have some very exciting news to share with you all. Starting today, I am a member of the CardzTV Design Team! I am so anxious to be a part of this amazing team of talented card makers and crafters! Our first challenge is to create a graduation card!

For this joy fold style card, I used the Cricut cartridges, Create a Critter 2 (One of my favorite cartridges!) and Elegant Edges, along with some other embellishments. I used the CardzTV stamp set, "Going in Circles." You can find this set along with so many awesome stamp sets at

Come join us in all the fun at and create your own graduation card! I can't wait to see all of your creations! 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A New Birthday Card!

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! I made this easel card for a gal at work who had a birthday this past week. She LOVES the color pink so I chose these particular colors for her card and used the Cricut Once Upon a Princess cartridge. (Love this cartridge!) The border is from a Martha Stewart punch and the stamp is from the Scrappy Mom's stamp set, "Tiny Treasures". Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Easter Card Creations!

Hi there folks! Wanted to share with you the cards I made for my family for Easter.

I made several types: an easel, joy fold, and z-fold. I used the Cricut Create a Critter for the lamb and chick cards, Create a Critter 2 for both bunny cards and Simply Charmed for the bunny with carrot card, plus some embellishments from my stash. I love doing these fun fold cards! So much fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cardz TV Challenge- Make a Birthday Card!

Hello everyone! I am submitting this cute little hamburger (well maybe not so little as he is all stacked up!) for the CardzTV challenge- Create a Birthday Card. I used the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge as well as the Basics paper pad from Pebbles, Recollections red card stock from Michaels, some red polkadot ribbon, some red buttons and the Scrappy Mom's stamp set, "Mom's Diner". This card is actually for my father's birthday which is in a few days! Hope everyone is staying warm during these cold days!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday to my sister!

Hello crafters! Hope everyone is staying warm in the midst of all these freezing cold temperatures! Brrr!! Nothing to do but stay inside and craft right? lol. Well I have been making some cards over the past few days. Today's card is a birthday card for my sister. I used the new Cricut Create a Friend cartridge as well as the Cricut Best Images of 2006 cartridge for this card. It is an easel card (which is one of my favorite cards to make!) and I used various papers from my stash as well as some googly eyes for the dog! My sister has a sweet dog named Rocky so I decided to create a card for her depicting her taking Rocky out for a walk! (That little doggy is too cute and it looks just like Rocky!) I'll be posting some Valentine's Day cards in my next post!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy 2014!!

Hello crafters!
Hope everyone had a wonderful time with your families and friends for the holidays! I thought I would share some of my Christmas card creations I made for my family and friends! First up is a card I made for my dad...Oh Christmas Tree! I used the Christmas tree from the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge along with some buttons I found at Hobby Lobby (for the toys and snowflakes!), some white glitter paper for the snow, and snowflake paper from the DCWV "Arctic Wishes" stack. I used a CardzTV stamp from the stamp set, "Very Merry". The next 2 cards were for my mom and my sister. For those cards, I used the Winter Frolic cartridge for the little girls, some holly buttons, ribbon/bows from my stash and Christmas papers from Michaels's Recollections, Bo Bunny and DCWV paper pads. And finally, a cute snowman from the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge. Again, I used some snowflake papers from the DCWV "Arctic Wishes" paper pad, some white glitter paper for the snow and buttons for the snowflakes! Oh and some googly eyes too!