Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pic with Santa- Cameo Creations CHallenge and Peachy Keen Challenge

Wow, it has been a loooong time since I've been able to add something crafty to my blog. :(  For those of you who know me, you know I have been very busy working full time, and taking care of my mom, while still being a  Mommy and wife.  Whew.....this has been a really challenging year for me.

But anyhoo, I decided today to take a few hours to create something with my Cameo.  I keep trying with this thing....hehehe  Today, I am actually happy with the way my layout came out! :)  Hope you like it too! :)

I will be entering this layout into the Cameo Creations CHallenge(   and the Peachykeen Stamps Challenge

Prouducts Used:
Silhouette Cameo
Skraptastical Kreations File:  Here Comes Santa for the Santa and sleigh. (
Silhouette Store for the lil tag and the Snowflake
PeachyKeen Stamps Everyday Character Face Assortment for Santa's Face(
Creative Memories Border Maker System with the Evergreen Cartridge for the Trees (
Creative Memories Corner Rounder
Creative Memories Wavy Cutting System (no longer available.
My Creative TIme's Scallop and Cirlce Die
My Creative Time's All Around Christmas Stamp Set
My Creative Time's Camera Shy Stamp Set for the Sentiment (
I hope I didn't forget anything or nayone....hehehehe

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge- 3D Project

Happy Friday!!!  I missed the last Cameo Creations challenge! (It was the first one I missed :(  )  Anyhoo, I am bound and determined not to miss this one. :)  Even though, my mom is still in the hospital, I found time to make this little Lantern to give to my son's teacher for Halloween. :)  I purchased the Cobweb Pumpkin Lantern from the Silhouette Store online for $0.99!  How cool is that!
Hope you like my project!  I know I sure do!  And my son does!  He said, "Mommy, will you make me one too?"  I think I may just have to do that since it only took a few minutes!  WOO HOO!!! My favorite kind of project!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge #13- Fall or Football

So I made this scrapbook layout page for the Cameo Creations Challenge. (  This time the challenge is to make a project with a fall or football theme.  Obviously, I went with the fall theme.  I can't wait to put some family pics on those squares and hang it on my Everyday Display on the wall in my home!  I think my lil' pumpkins turned out so super cute!
Skraptastical Kreations (  Autumn Angels Digi File for the pumpkins (Cut using my Cameo)
Paper:  Creative Memories Autumn Reminisce Additions (  This paper pack also came with the stickers you see on this page.
CM Wavy Tearing Tool (
Peachy Keen PK 550 Pumpkin Faces Stamp Set (
Colorbox chalk ink (burnt sienna) purchased at Michael's with my 50% off coupon! :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge #12-- Back to School

Cameo Creations Challenge #12 

I made this card as a thank you card to a parent of my students who came to help me grade papers last Friday!  I love those parents!!!!  TOO SWEET!  And it is ever so helpful!!!!  I used my Cameo to cut the Pencil shaped card ( with all the letters.  Then I inked up the edges with my Colorbox ink pads. Thanks to my friend, Ana, who did an amazing video to help us learn to shade in our projects to add depth. (  Well, I hope you like my card.  I am still getting used to my Cameo and these challenges keep me motivated to at least make one thing using it every 2 weeks. hehehe  Thank you Monica for taking the time to do these challenges!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge #12---Sketch Challenge

This Cameo Creations Challenge is a sketch challenge.  Head on over to to see the sketch for yourself. :)  Here is what I came up with.  BTW, I fit this in between doing a community project, visiting my mom in the hospital, grading spelling test and other papers, playing Power Ranger with swords with my son, and doing our grocery shopping today!  Hip Hip Hooray, for me! hehehehe  What a busy day!  But I did manage to fit in just a little bit of crafting time for me! :)
I used the rectangle maker on my Cameo for the layers.  Then I used a Scallop file from, Skraptastical Kreations ( for the scalloped rectangle.  I used the Swirly from the Silhouette store files that came with my Cameo.  And I used flowers from Michale's dollar bin.  Oh, and I musn't forget, My Creative Time's Stamp from her stamp set, Gift Card Sentiments. (  I haven't missed a Cameo Creations Challenge yet! :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dilo En Español Challenge for AGOSTO

Okay, so nothing I have is in Spanish.  But being that my son is starting a dual immersion class in a few weeks, I decided to enter anyway. hehehe  I need to get in the habit of thinking in Spanish. :)  Afterall, I do understand quite a bit of it.  But just don't have the confidence to speak it.  You would think that after four years of college Spanish, I'd feel a bit more confident....that is why my husband and I want my son to grow up bilingual!  He won't know anything different!  Yeah!!!!  So anyway, here is my SCHOOL project!  It holds a special Tootsie Pop Treat inside!  Who won't need that on the first day, right?

All stamps were My Creative Time  And I used the Lollipop die from My Creative Time too!

Cameo Creations Challenge

I made this super simple card for the Cameo Creations Challenge over at  Even though I am SUPER busy preparing for my new class I had to take a few minutes to enter this challenge.  I haven't missed one yet. :)  It forces me to use my Cameo! :)  Love it!  I used the Skraptastical Kreations file, Summer Lovin'.  I also used Echo Park Hello Summer Paper Pack.  And random ribbon from my stash. :)  Hope you like it. :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge

The following birthday card was made for the Cameo Creations Challenge over at  The challenge is to use anything with a cupcake.  I used the Bugaboo Stamp Pig Cupcake PNG. (  Bling for top of cupcakes was from Michael's dollar bin.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time stamps. (  Paper from Creative Memories ( Oh, and the twine was from a friend and I'm not sure where she got it from.  I'm guessing Twendy Twine. :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mojo251: Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

Echo Park:  Hello Summer Paper Pack
All Around Accessories Stamp Set by My Creative Time
Stamped Sentiment fromTim Holtz (I don't remember the stamp set name, cuz I borrowed a friends stamp.  I just loved the sentiment soooo much!)
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge for the Scallop and Circle

I made the above card for a dear friend who had me over to her house!  Such a blessing!  I also made it to match the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 251.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Skraptastical Challenge -

I made this card using the sketch challenge for inspiration.  I used the KISS Summer PNG File by Skraptastical Kreations!  You can find this cutesie Watermelon at

Scrapbookaholic By Abby: Dilly Beans Challenge!

Scrapbookaholic By Abby: Dilly Beans Challenge!
Skraptastical Kreations Summer Kiss Watermelon PNG File
Tool from Michael's (Fabric with holes)
Creative Memories Square Maker
Echo Park Hello Summer Paper Pack

Cameo Creations Challenge #11 and Mojo Monday 248 Contest

I made the following card as a thank you to our cousins who hosted a terrific 4th of July Bar b que!  We had a fun time and I wanted to show the hostess that we appreciate their hospitality!  I also decided to enter into the Mojo Monday 248 Contest and the Cameo Creations Challenge #11.  You can enter too....the theme over at Cameo Creations is ANYTHING GOES!  So go to and enter your Cameo created projected for a chance to win a Michael's Gift Card!

Skraptastical Kreations PNG File for the Watermelon (I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the watermelon piece.) 
Hello Summer Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pack
All Around Everything  and Accessoreis Stamp Sets(
Creative Memories Oval Cutter (
Celebrate red ribbon
Archival Ink (red and black) to ink the edges of oval and green rectangle.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge #10

Hello, all my crafty friends!  I can't believe this is the 10th Cameo Challenge!  I haven't missed one yet!  Here is my summer layout all ready for next week!!! :)  The 4th of July!  Yipee!
You can enter the challenge too!  Go to Monica's blog at
For this layout I used:
1.  Random Paper from my stash
2.  Let Freedom Ring file from Skraptastical Kreations (
3.  Twine

Tools Used:
Creative Memories Wavy Cutter
Silhouette Cameo for cutting bear and rocket....oh and title, 4th of July

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mojo 246

I made this card for the Mojo 246 Challenge. (
Creative Memories Reminisce Summer Additions Paper Pack.
Creative Memories Border Maker System with Scallop Border to make Rosette flower.
Creative Memories square punches (
Random Ribbon from my stash
Orange Rhinestone from my stash

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mojo 245

I made this card for my friend Trista who graduated from highschool this week.  I used the My Creative Time Circle Scallop Die and the All Around Accessories Stamp Set.  I used the Creative Memories Circle Maker.  I used Recollections paper.  Michaels Misc. Ribbon.

Peachy Challenge 22: June Sketch

I made this card for my son's teacher.  He graduates from preschool next Saturday.  I wanted to thank her for her patience, kindness, and dedication to my son over the last three years.    So I decided to use the sketch challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog. 
Peachy Keen Stamps Cutie Pie Face Asst (on Apple)
Plantin School Book Cricut Cartridge
DCWV 8 x 8 The Grade School Stack
Glossy Accents

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cameo Creations Birthday Challenge

Happy Sunday!  What a great day!  Started out with an awesome sermon from our pastor, Ken Spicer at New Creation Church in Banning, CA!  Then made four cards with my friend for her birthday!  Came home and went swimming with my little man!  Made a healthy dinner I'm proud of!  Cleaned it up!  And had time to make a gift card holder for my sister!  Her birthday is next Monday.....just like mine!  We're twins! 
But this challenge is in honor of Monica.  Happy, Happy Birthday, Monica!!!
Feeling so blessed!  Anyhoo.....the following gift card was made for my sister for the Cameo Creations Birthday Blog Hop ( Challenge using my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut the image.  My image is from Bugaboo Stamps (  It is the Pig Cupcake.

My Creative Time's Gift Card Die
My Creative Time's Gift Card Sentiments Stamp Set
Bugaboo Stamps the Pig Cupcake
Echo Park Hello Summer Paper Pack 6 x 6

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Throwback Thursday- Color Challenge

I made one of the cards below for my son's friend Jared who is turning 6 today!  We are going to his birthday party tonight and I needed to get a card done ASAP!  So I decided to accomplish two things at once....enter My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge and make Jared's birthday card! :)  You can enter the challenge too.  Go to  Here are the details.....
Throwback Thursday Challenge
Challenge Details:
~ Use any OLDER CARTRIDGE of YOUR choice
~ This is a COLOR challenge using the colors below in the CUTE owl picture!
~ Make a card, layout or any 3-D project for this challenge
~ Deadline for this challenge is on Wed, June 20th
~ Link up your projects to Mr. Linky in this post & leave a comment
~ ONE LUCKY Winner will win my "June Stamp Release"!

The cards below are the cards I made!  I got a little carried away withe these colors and I made 4 cards!!! :)

Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cricut Cartridge (Frame) (
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
My Creative Time's All Around Birthday Time Stamp Set (
Peachy Keen Critter Faces Set A Medium Stamp Set (
Random Paper from my stash
Glossy Accents (for dino eyeball) (Michaels)
Creative Memories Circle Punch (

Monday, June 4, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #114

I made the following card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge. (

You had to use a bug in your card.
I used the Doodlebug Cricut Cartridge

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Peachy Challenge 20: Just Cards

I made this card for the Peachy Keen Challenge #20.  (  The only requirement is to use a Peachy Stamp.  How easy peasy is that?  My card is simple but sweet! 
Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge
Cutie Pie Face Asst. Pkg, PK-547
My Creative Time's Gift Card Sentiments
Random Paper from my scrap stash

Friday, June 1, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge #9 and Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge

I am entering this layout into two different challenges....
The first challenge is over at My Creative Time, (
Scrappy Monday Challenge
Here are the details for this challenge:
~ it can be any size layout YOU choose
~ MUST only include "One" picture on your layout!
~MUST include "Buttons" somewhere on your layout!
~Link your project up to Mr. Linky below & leave a comment!
~Deadline for this challenge is Sunday, June 10th @ midnight PST!
The second challenge is over at Monica's Creative Madness, (
Cameo Creations Challenge #9

Create a Layout
So here is my project!
Camera Shy Stamp Set ( for sentiment
Creative Memories Traveler Cricut Cartridge for the Sisters Letters(
Silhouette Scallop Label Digital File for purple scallop layer (
3D Layer Flower Digital File (
Border Maker System with the You and Me Cartridge (
Buttons from Michaels Dollar Bin
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge for Mouse
Random Ribbon from my stash

Throwback Thursday Challenge 363

Here are the details for this challenge:
~ Must make an altered item using your Cricut cuts!
~Must use any OLDER Cartridge of YOUR choice
~ Deadline for this challenge is June 6th @ midnight PST
~ link your project here to Mr. Linky , then leave a comment

So I used the following older cartridges:
Gypsy Wanderings for Lettering  Phrases
Doodlebug for the Snowman
Christmas Cartridge for the snowflake
Peachy Keen Winter Faces Stamp Set for Snowman face
Storybook Creator 4.0 Software Program to create poem and picture inserts into the frame.

I altered a picture frame.  This is a gift for my dear friend Jessica.  Her birthday is June 9th.  I wanted to do a Friends theme and realized I don't have any pics of us together.  But I did have a pic of her and her family!  So I had to go with the family theme! :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

National Scrapbook Day!

I am having so muuuuuuch fun scrappin' with my friends on this wonderful National Scrapbook Day!! :)  Here are a few pics of us scrappin'!  And the pics of the pages I have copied from CM's Layout idea packet for NSD!  How fun! :)

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! is having a giveaway!  Woot!  Woot!  All we have to do is enter a picture of ourselves in our craft room!  So here it is! :)  I have been wanting the Expression for soooo long! 
Having soooo much fun scrappin' with my friends today!  Thank you God for these fun moments with those I love!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I made this card for my mom. :)  I am going to enter it into two challenges.  The first is Cameo Creations challenge #7.....something with ribbon and for Mother's Day  and into Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge.......use your cricut cartridges to form a frame. 

Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cricut Cartridge for the Frame and for the Base of the Card using the Frame Shadow Feature  (
Creative Memories Markers to color the Digi Stamp
Bugaboo Stamps, Flower Pot 1 for Digi Stamp cut with the Silhouette Cameo Machine (
My Creative Time's Gift Card Sentiments Stamp Set ( for the Happy part of the sentiment.
Lucida Calligraphy Font used in Microsoft Word for Mother's Day part of the sentiment
Details Accessories Sheer White Ribbon from the Dollar Tree Store
Ranger Eucalyptus, Worn Lipstick, and True Blue Stickles
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink to ink the edges of sentiment

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge #6

The challenge is to create anything with a sports theme.  So I created a card for our coach.  Well, actually, he isn't our coach.  Since our coach rarely shows up......hehehehe  He is volunteering his time with our Little T-Ball Players.  And we soooo appreciate him.  So it was a perfect challenge for me! :)  And it forced me to use my Silhouette Cameo.  Of course, I already forgot how to print and cut a digital stamp so I had to watch Monica's video tutorial (www.monica'  a few times.  hehehehe
Creative Memories Cardstock
Creative Memories Markers
BUGABOO STAMPS (Baseball image) 
Ribbon from Michael's
George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge for the Ball Shape

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cameo Creations Easter Blog Hop

Animal Owl Card by Silhouette Store
Creative Memories Cardstock ( )

Okay, well it's not all that Eastery, is it?  I needed to make my pals at work a thank you card for letting my little man sit in on their Kindergarten classes today.  L.T. had a blast hanging out with the Kindergartners at our school.  And I so appreciate my two pals, Vicki and Margie for allowing him to see what Kindergarten is all about!!!  When I asked him if he like it, he replied, "Kindergarten is A LOT OF WORK, mom!"   hehehehe

Since my mom has been in the hospital and I have been running back and forth.....I made an Easter card for my mom and one for the nurses, but I forgot to take a pic of it to enter into this contest.  So, just so I don't get out of the habit of using my Cameo....I decided to use this owl Thank you Card. :)  I hope no one minds.  Monica can take me out of the drawing for the prize. :)  Just wanted to participate in something crafty for the first time in over a week!!! :)
Happy Wednesday!