January 31, 2011


Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  I was busy in my craftroom!  Finished my project for Jillians blog hop on February 12, 2011 which I hope you will all show up to!
Today's layout is from the Scrappiest, Sketch 101 which I will be submitting to their challenge.  My pictures were taken at the cottage last July.  Every year we seem to have this little guy show up lookin to be feed.  He sometimes gets a little too close for comfort for me!

The sketch:

My take on the sketch:

Items used for this layout:

Cricut cartridge Create a Critter
PP is from October Afternoon
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink was used around the edges
Embellishment is from October Afternoon
Assortment of buttons
Twine by Stampin Up
circle chipboard from spritz with tattered leather glimmer mist
Cardstock is from Bazzil


January 28, 2011

The Scrappiest Sketch Challenge

I am so behind!!  This is my submission for The Scrappiest Sketch Challenge 99 which is due today!! 
The sketch:

Sketch 99

My take on the sketch:

Cardstock,Pattern Paper, ribbon, twine and button are from Stampin Up, all embelishments are from yummy recollection.  The title was cut from the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge and I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink.



Thank You Card

Hi bloggy friends, it's finally Friday.  I treated myself and toke the day off and scheduled to have a massage!  Oh, I can't wait!

Todays card I will be submitting for a few challenges this past week.  Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge which was to create a project using Everyday Paper Dolls or Dress Up Cartridge and heat or dry emboss.  The other is over at Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge which was to create a project using the Sweethearts Cartrige.  I have done both!

My mother in law has been in hospital for the last couple of weeks and due to be discharged hopefully today.  She has been very happy with the overall care that she has received and wanted to show the doctors just how much she appreciates them by giving them a gift card for coffee.  Of course I volunteered to make the cards and I am so happy that I did.  They were alot of work but think they turned out terrific!  She asked that I make three of them.  Now I cannot take credit for the design of this card as I was truly inspired by ScrappinJen31 over on You Tube.  Thank you so much for the inspiration!  I really enjoy your work!

I used the Sweetheart Cartridge for the tag on the card.  Swiss dots and Square lattice embossing folders.  White gel pen, Bakers Twine, Stickles, Black Magic Glitter Mist, Chalk, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Happy Lashes and Everyday Character Peachy Keen Stamps, Stormy Sky and Pummice Stone Distressing Ink.  Dolls were cut out from Everyday Paper Dolls using my gypsy at 3.47'.

I hope the docs enjoy them!


January 26, 2011

Etsy Shop Now Open

Have just opened up my Etsy Shop so be sure to stop by!  Will be posting multiple items for sale in the next coming days so be sure to check back.  Custom Orders are available.  Link can be found on the right hand side of my blog.


Seasons of Friendship

You would swear that I had girls living under my roof with all the pink that I have been using.  In fact I have 2 boys!!  This card could also be used for Valentines Day and the stamp set that I used is so versatile.

I used Stampin Up cardstock, Seasons of Friendship Stamp Set, Small Heart punch and the scalloped edge punch.  Until tomorrow!


Guest Designer For Sarah at Pink Cricut!!

Hi bloggy friends I am so very happy to finally be able to announce to you all that I have been chosen along with a whole line up of incredible crafters to be a guest designer for Sarah over at http://www.pinkcricut.com/
Here is the list of all of the talented guest designers that will be featured until May 2011. 

Kim Ricketts of Ricketts Cricuts
Norma from pinkblingcrafter
Sandra from 365 days of Cricut
Suella Gabel suellastreasures
Margaret auntmargaretdesigns
Christel onescrappinsista
Stacy mycraftingtime
Barb bugbites411
Paula owlbescrappin
Wendy Wendy’s Creative Crafting Corner (ME!)
Ashley Scrappin’ Pink Piglet
Erika Seever crafty-creations-by-erika
Marianne paperorfabric
Bobbi Jo sweetsassydiva-gspot
Rebekah http://craftyteachermom.blogspot.com/
Jeanine scrappinwithjc
Candice http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/
Nicole primpedinpaper
Maureen mosaddiction
Renae createdbyrenae
Mandie mandiesscrappin
Heather heatherskraftykorner
Jeanne thecricutcorner
Jessica denimglittercreations
Kathy kathysscrappingsmiles
Angela pumpkinbutts
Kristin pinkldycrafter
Tracey Ma TBA
Melissa melissascrappenplace
Jillian jillibeancrafts.com
Kathy kathyand3kids
Saundra luvscrappingtogether
Amy Little Frills
Zeni from scrappyzeni

Be sure to visit their blogs and I will keep you posted when I will be featured.  I would like to thank Sarah and her Pink by Design Team for choosing me.  I am over the moon with excitement and hope to continue to have many more adventures with my crafty friends!


P.S. I will be back a little later with another card so be sure to stop by again!

January 25, 2011

Something Sweet

Sorry I didn't get anything posted yesterday the wweekend was a complete write off for me and I absolutely got nothing accomplished.  Today's card I certainly cannot take credit for.  My upline from Stampin Up sent it to me sometime ago and thought that is was perfect Valentines.  This card can also be reproduced using the Sweetheart catridge as it also has a cut of a bubble gum machine.
This card was used with all stampin up products-the top note die, satin ribbon, cardstock, PP and Something Sweet Stamp Set.


January 21, 2011

The End of Sketch Week

I hope you all have enjoyed the sketches this week and I hope some of them brought you some inspiration as it has for I.  The last sketch is a layout I completed for an upcoming guest design team cal on Sketchy Thursday for the month February.  I'm very happy with the outcome.  We were asked to include:

  • Use a heart
  •  red and/or pink
  •  And journaling somewhere on the page
The sketch:

My submission for the guest design team:

SU cardstock, PP and rub ons were used.  Recollections and October Afternoon embellishments and journalling was printed on a transparency.

I wish you all a good weekend and will be back next week with a week of cards!  Until then.


January 20, 2011

Scrapbooking Layout

I am not even sure how I came about this sketch but it can be found at MLSB Sketches, they are gorgeous and I have used many and will continue to use them!

The Sketch:

My Take on the sketch is my beautifull goddaughter who just turned 1 in September.  She is a doll and love her to pieces.  Pictures that were definetly a must to scrapbook!

SU PP and cadstock was used in this layout.  All embellishments are from Recollections,  Tag is from K & Company.

I used my IRock to adhere 3 pink gems.

Hope you enjoy, would love to hear what you think.  I tend to like clean simple lines.  I will be back tomorrow with another scrapbooking layout in which I will be submitting to a deisgn team!


January 19, 2011

Card Sketch

I found this card sketch on http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ and thought it was the perfect inspiration for an upcoming occasion!!  Be sure to check out the rest of them while you visit their blog.

The Sketch:

My Card:

K & Company Valentines paper collection pack was used, white gel pen, corner chomper, twine, stickles, Sweetheart cartridge cut at 2.76',SU teeny tiny wishes stamp set, Scrappy moms sweet something stamp set. 
See you all back here tomorrow!


January 18, 2011

Sketchy Thursday

Boy I am lovin these sketches from Heidi and Diana over at Sketchy Thursday.  What creative minds!  This was their first sketch for the new year.  Their challenge is over but still doesn't mean one can't participate, right!

The sketch:

My take on the sketch: (for better viewing click on the picture)

Bo Bunny Midnight Frost Paper Collection was used for this layout, love it!  I cannot take credit for the tear bear unfortunately.  Please visit Carmen over at http://www.ckspaperscraps.blogspot.com/ as she is the creator of this amazing tear bear.

Until tomorrow's card sketch!


January 17, 2011

Sketch It Week

This week I thought it would be fun to follow along with some sketch challenges on some of the blogs for both scrapbooking and cards.  They can be very inspiring amd they often help get the creative juices flowing.  The first sketch is from Sketchy Thursdays and the scrapbooker that I am thought it was a good start for the beginning of the week!

The sketch:

My take on the sketch!  I know Halloween pictures but who isn't behind with their pictures!

I hope you all can join me in Sketch It Week!  All papers were used from the Recollections Ravenhead Manor Collection.


Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to make you all aware of a blog hop that I will be taking part of on February 12th, 2011.  Jillian over at Princess and the Paper will be hosting so be sure to go over and check her out.  There is sure to be some sweet blog candy and some inspiring creations for you all.  Hope you can join us!  Here is the line up:

Jillian http://princessandthepaper.blogspot.com/

Bunny http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/

Tanner http://mrcricutcrazy.blogspot.com/

Kara http://www.karassweetcreations.blogspot.com/

Ashley http://myscrappinpalace.blogspot.com/

Karen http://karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com/

Tami http://www.tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com/

Carolanne http://www.loganscraftymomma.com/

Wendy http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

I will be back a little later to give you this weeks agenda!!  It's all about sketches!


January 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Card Tutorial

As promised here is the video for the Valentine's Day Card I made for Pink Cricut's Design Team.  Have a great weekend everyone!  Lot's of excitment taking place this weekend with some of our bloggy friends.  Keep your eyes peeled!


January 13, 2011

Pink Cricut Card Submission

Sarah over at Pink Cricut is looking for 2 new design team members.  I obviously could not submit nothing! I made this quick and super simple yet stinkin cute card for her design team submission.  I can only hope she loves it.  There are a lot of talented ladies out there.  Good luck to all! Let me know what you think.

I will be posting a video tutorial tomorrow on how I made this card so be sure to check it out!


January 10, 2011

Top 15 Scrabokking/Craft items for 2010

Logans Crafty Momma over on YouTube challenged us crafters to provide her with our top 15 scrapbooking/craft items for 2010.  Although it was hard to narrow it down, and I could have added some honorable mentions I clearly indicated my most used items for 2010!  Enjoy.  Would be nice to hear what your top 15 are.


Another Wedding Layout

I hope everyone has had a great weekend and everyone went out to Michaels to pick up some yummy Recollections products at 50% off, just gorgeous I say!  You can watch my first YouTube video to see what I picked up and I must confess I went back and got lot's more, shh! 

I have created another layout for my wedding album and think it is oh so pretty.  For those that are not aware I got married in September of last year.  My wedding colors were celery green, chocolate brown and cream, the reason for the colors in the layout.

Marquis cut from Gypsy Wandering at  11.47' , Scallop Border was cut using Plantin Schoolbook at 1.47', circles 1.94' and 2.18' , flourishes were cut from from Calligraphy Collection at 3.94', title was cut from Birthday Bash at 5.47'. 

Lot's of Prima and felt SU flowers were used along with bling and pearls.

I used SU ribbon, twine, cardstock and PP was used for layout. 

Please leave your comments and do not hesitate to email me with any questions that you might have, would be happy to help!


January 7, 2011


As promised I used random.org to select the winner for my blog hop candy and the lucky number is:  69

Honeybearz Designs said...

Wendy the cards are so cute. I just found your blog and love it. I love the layout of your brother and you very beautiful.


Congratulations Lisa and thank you to everyone for stopping by!


My First YouTube Video!!

After many attempts trying to upload this video to You Tube it finally worked!  Let me know what you think. More to come soon!  Thanks for watching.


January 6, 2011

Bind It All Post It Note Holder

Hello my bloggy friends so glad you could stop by today!

Prior to Christmas I decided I was going to go out on a limb and participate in a Christmas Craft Show.  Didn't realize all of the preparation that went into something like this and to top it off the traffic flow was not there unfortunately.  I am very happy with some of the cute projects that I created and this one in particular was used with my bind it all. 

The butterfly was cut at 3' from Gypsy Wanderings.  I used a medium weight chipboard which I covered with SU PP on both the inside and outside and sanded the edges.

Once I have my etsy store up and running I will be selling these darling little things that are the perfect size for your purses ladies!!


January 5, 2011

Scrapbook Layout

I got married in September and have yet to start my layouts from my wedding and thought one of my goals for 2011 was to get them done.  Having said that hopefully you won't get sick of wedding layouts!  I promise I will try and bring something new to the crafting table everytime.
Sarah, over at Pink Cricut just recently purchased Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and it just so happens that I have used it on my layout today.  This stuff is easily addictive and I must confess I have another 5 bottles on order but we crafters are not addicts, are we? 

This layout is a picture of my brother and I the day of the wedding.  I am sooo very pleased with the way it turned out, elegant I think is the right word.    For better viewing click on picture.

I used SU PP, cardstock, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch and 1 3/4 circle punch.  I inked around all edges using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink.  Corner Chopper was used to round edge of picture and George & Basic Shapes Cartridge was used to cut rounded square at 9.59' and rectangles were cut at 9.94' and 9.35'

The title was cut at 1.82' from Gypsy Wonderings.  I also used the shadow feature.

Hopefully you can see some of the shine but I used Tattered Leather (stem & leaves) and Delphinium (flower) Glimmer Mist on some jumbo chipboard pieces.  Lay your pieces down into an old cardboard box, spray and blot with a paper towel and voila you got instant shine!!  You can always use your heat tool for quicker drying.

I will see you back here tomorrow for a project using my Bind It All!!


January 4, 2011

Exciting News To Share!!

First things first, I would like to thank everybody who joined us in Ashley's blog hop today, it was a great success.  I am so excited to have so many new followers and appreciate everyone's comments.   I surely hope to inspire.  Should anyone have any questions feel free to ask away.

On another positive note I am so very excited to announce that I have been chosen as a guest designer for Crafting with Cristina for March 16th, 2011!  It is truly an honor and I thank her and her design team for choosing me, so mark it on your calendars and be sure to check back!!  Might just have more blog candy to give away (wink, wink!)


Ashley's Birthday Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Ashley’s Birthday Blog Hop! I am so excited that she has asked me to participate in my very FIRST blog hop! Hopefully it is not my last and the beginning of many more to come! If you are just coming from http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com/ then you are on the right track if not you may start at the beginning of the hop by visiting Ashley’s blog http://myscrappinpalace.blogspot.com/ and be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!

She has asked us to create something that had to do with birthday animals. Correct me if I am wrong but Create a Critter was the perfect cartridge that came to mind for this hop. I have created two cards both using Create a Critter and I absolutely think they both turned out stinkin cute!!

This is a regular A2 size card using Create a Critter.  The crap was cut at 3.5' and was adhered with an action wobble. The shell was also cut at 3.5'.  The sentiment used is from  My Pink Stamper More Punny-licious Stamp Set. SU cardstock, PP, punch, and MS baker's twine were used in this project.  I added some stickles to her rosy cheeks to finish it off!

My second card is also a regular A2 size card and the piggy was cut at 3.5', party hat at 1' and phrase bubble at 2'.  The sentiment used is from Scrappy Moms Sweet Something Stamp Set.  SU cardstock, PP, ribbon and twine were used in this project.  I also added some stickles and my forever learning doodling!

This blog hop would not be complete without me offering some blog candy!!  In order to be eligible to win you must become a follower and leave a comment.  I will use random.org to pick a winner on Friday.  Wanna know what's up for graps!! Fancy pants rub ons, ribbon, pearls, a stamp set, assortment of felt flowers and a set of circle cards which I might add love them!!  Good luck to all those that enter!

I have included a list of all the lovely ladies blogs to hop on over to just in case you get lost so be sure to check them out!  Your next stop will be Angela at http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/

Ashley http://myscrappinpalace.blogspot.com/
Courtney http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com/

Wendy http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/ (HERE)

Angela http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/

Jillian http://princessandthepaper.blogspot.com/

Darlene http://talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/

Abby http://scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/

Tracy http://adventures793.blogspot.com/

Momo http://www.madebymomo.blogspot.com/

April http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com/

Kristin http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com/


January 3, 2011

Walt Disney

My son took a recent trip to Disney World with his Aunt and family so you know what that means, pictures and lot's of them!!!  I have just recenty purchased the best of pixar cartridge and can't wait for it to come in, it will come in handy.  This layout is quite simple using basic borders and cuts for a quick, easy peasy layout.  Who doesn't love Pooh Bear!! Would love to here your comments.

Don't forget tomorrow is Ashley's Birthday Blog Hop so be sure to come back!


January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call

Wow, was I ever excited when I saw the opportunity to submit for Robyn at My Pink Stamper for her design team.  She has 2 spots left on 2011 Design Team that she has so kindly opened up to everyone who wishes to participate.  Her challenge was to make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using her favorite colors.  Anyone who is a regular blog follower will know that she LOVES pink, green and brown.  I created a scrapbook page that I not only had so much fun making but love the way it turned out.  I have left my journalling spot, under the title blank for the time being.

The recipe for this layout is the following:

Sugar and Spice Cartridge which I might add I adore!
-Circle cut at 8.32'
-Circle cut at 2.5'
-Circle cut at 2.26'
-Scallop circle cut at 12.34 (w), 24.74 (h)
Gypsy Wanderings
-Scroll cut at 5'
Rock Princess
-Sweet title cut at 1.47'
Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge
-Border Scallop cut at 1'
SU Cardstock, PP, ribbon, felt leaves and flowers
Prima flowers

Thank you Robyn for the opportunity and good luck to all the participants!  I hope you all love it as much as I do.


January 1, 2011

Line Up for Blog Hop

As promised here are the group of talented ladies that have been selected for Ashley's Birthday Blog Hop to be held on Tuesday.  Sure hope that you can join us on this special day of Ashley's!

Ashley http://myscrappinpalace.blogspot.com/
Courtney http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com/
Wendy http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/ (HERE)
Angela http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
Jillian http://princessandthepaper.blogspot.com/
Darlene http://talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/
Abby http://scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
Tracy http://adventures793.blogspot.com/
April http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com/
Kristin http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com/

Happy New Year to all my family, friends and fellow crafters!  Wishing you all the very best for 2011!
Today's project was made using the Tags, Bags and Boxes which was a free download for me for having a gypsy (the box was cut at 5.5' and I was able to get 2 on a 12x12 mat) , Scrappy Mom's Winter Wishes Clear Stamp Set and a stinkin cute FREE Peachy Keen snowman stamp that I received when I placed an order over the holidays! I used Stampin markers to color in my little snowman along with some stickles, we musn't forget the bling factor!
I made each one of my Christmas Dinner Guest, 16 in total some Snowman Soup to take home with them!  I love how they turned out.  For those that are not familiar snowman soup consists of a package of hot cocoa, some marshmellows, a candy cane and a few hersey kisses along with a cute poem of choice.

I will be back a little later to announce the line up for Ashley's Birthday Blog Hop on Tuesday so be sure to check back!