Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dark and Dreary Scary Treat Bags !!!!!!!

This is a quick post to wish everyone a Happy  and Safe Halloween.  These are some treat bags that I made for my nieces and nephews:)  Have FUN!!!!!
Spider Hugs,

Stamps from Dark and Dreary (Stampin Up)
Drippy Goo Punch(MS)
Black Ribbon

These are photos of a Halloween party we 
went to on Saturday.  My son was dressed as 
Batman and my nieces one was a Bee and 
the other one was a princess.

Thank you for stopping by and 
leaving such sweet comments:)
Many spider Hugs,

Friday, October 29, 2010

Batty for you Halloween Treat bags

Happy Friday Everyone,
I have a quick post today.  Last night a made this 25 treat bags for my son's class.   I made the crinkled black and orange paper to put inside the bags.  I added pencils, erasers and I sneaked some Nerds in the bags.  The school does not allow and treat bags with candy can you believe it!! Have a fantastic weekend and a Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!
I used the stamps from Stampin Up( Batty for You)

White gel pen
1-3/4" circle
2" scallop punch

           Thank you for visiting and taking the
time to leave such sweet comments:)


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas Flourishes

Hello Happy Crafters,
Well Halloween is about to come to an end and so I thought lets get the party started on the Christmas projects!!!  What a great way to get into the spirit of Christmas by creating a Christmas card with lots of red and my new favorite embellishment felt.  Enjoy and have a great day!!!!
Much Hugs,
Base card measures 4-1/2" X 5-1/2"
base was stamped with Real Red ink (SU) and
with Fancy Flourishes stamps  by Papertrey Ink. I used Holiday Cheer pattern paper from PTI to create the scalloped 
border on the base.  Scallop punch from (SU)

Fine Line Felt from Papertrey Ink
Bakers Twine Pure Poppy (PTI)
Beautiful Bloom II #1 die (PTI)
Red Bling and used zip dry to glue on felt

Mat stack #4 die from Papertrey Ink
Merry Christmas stamps from Cloud 9Design 
3D dimensionals and ATG gun
Zip Dry 

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave such sweet comments:)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Full of Flowers

Hello friends,
Happy Hump day!!! I've been working with felt and I love it. The felt I used for the flower today is from a local craft store.  It's a little bit more delicate and doesn't quite cut the same as PTI's.  I have used the felt from Papertrey ink and when used with their dies it cuts like butter!! I'm working on a card for tomorrow which will have PTI felt. Love their felt:)  Enjoy and have a great day!!!
Kraft base measures 4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
1st flower layer 4" X 5-3/8"
Green patten paper measures 2'X 4-3/8"
Yellow measures 2" X 4"

#8 die & fillables stamps from Papertrey Ink
Thank you stamp from Making Memories
Always Artichoke & Old Olive inks(SU)
Emboss from Fiskars(Whimsy)
Used Vintage Photo Distress ink around 
the edge by(Tim Holtz)

Flower die from Papertrey Ink
Green Bling

Spellbinders for the inside(Labels Eight)
Tim Holtz Photo Ink Distress
3D dimensionals
ATG gun 

Thank you for visiting and 
taking the time to leave such 
sweet comments:)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Have A Grape Day!!

Hello Everyone,
Today I have a simple and quick card for Emma's Challenge at Creative Time for Me.  Emma has Imagine Monday Challenges but not to worry my Cricut friends we can still participate.   If you own an Imagine Emma wants you to use it.  If you don't own one, feel free to play along making an "Imagine Like" project using pattern paper and POLKA DOTS in your creation!  Try to make something to look like you actually HAVE an Imagine.  Have fun and a fantastic Tuesday!!!
Grapes and Hugs,
Kraft Base 4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
Pattern paper measures 4-1/8" X 5-3/8"
Used Gypsy to cut the grapes at 3-1/2"
Preserve Cartridge pg.#57

Modern Label Punch (SU)
Have a grape Day from My Pink Stamper
(Fruit and Veggie Puns)
White gel pen 

3D dimensionals
ATG gun 

Thank you for visiting and taking the 
time to leave such sweet comments:)
Grape Hugs,

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Pink Stamper Color Challenge

{Please scroll down for my 2nd post}
Hello Everyone,
I hope you all had a fun and fantastic weekend!!!  Today I have a card that I will enter into My Pink Stamper challenge.  The challenge was to use Robyn and Karlee's favorite colors Green, Purple and Pink and to create a card in 30 minutes.  Don't forget to stop by My Pink Stamper's blog and enter all her fun challenges and win some great candy along the way!!!  Have a great Monday and enjoy everyone:)
Green base measures 4-1/4" X 5-1/2"(SU)
Pink layer measures 4-1/4" X 2-3/4"(SU)
used scallop border punch(SU)

Create a Critter Cartridge Pg. 41
Jellyfish cut at 3-3/4" on the Gypsy and 
removed the pre-cut face so I could stamp 
the Peachy Keen stamp from Dolly Dumplins 
Assortment used the 1-3/8" face
Ribbon, Diamond Stickles, pink bling

Squish stamp from My Pink Stamper 
(Buggy Punnies)
Rub-on pink border behind jellyfish 
(Martha Stewart)
ATG and 3D dimensionals
Basic Black ink from Stampin' Up

Thank you for visiting and leaving 
such sweet comments.
I love to read all your comments:)
Squish Hugs,

Gabby Abby, MelJens Designs, Top Tip Tuesday, Stamp in for the Weekend Challenges

{This is my 2nd post for Monday}

Hello everyone,
Today I have this fun and easy treat bag with some cool eye candy!  Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy:) 

GabbyAbby Challenge  Halloween Candy project.
Stampin for the Weekend:Halloween/Fall Fun
Meljens Designs: anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday:anything goes

Black and green squares measure 1-3/4" X 1-1/4" Drippy Goo punch from Martha Stewart
(oops one of the candy is upside down)

Candy from Target 4" X 6" treat bag Green base cut at 4" X 4" folded into 2"
Black layer measures 3-3/4" X 2" striped pattern layer measures 2-3/4" X 3-1/2"

Creepy Candy and candy stamp from 
(Taylor Expressions) Eye made from circle punches 1-3/8",1" 3/4", 1/2" and others I cut.
red eye veins made with red gel pen

Thank you for visiting and 
leaving such sweet candy comments:)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge with Emma

Hello everyone,
I hope you all are having a great Saturday.  I have a quick layout for Creative Time For Me.  The challenge is to make a project with a sports theme and to use the Sports Mania Cartridge or another sports cartridge if you don't own it.  I don't own the Sport's Mania Cartridge so I used the Soccer Cartridge and the gypsy to make this layout.  I made a layout of my son's first year of soccer and the very first photo he took:)  Don't forget to visit Emma's blog to check out all the creative projects submitted:)  Enjoy and have a great Saturday!!!
12" X 12" yellow card stock
8" X 11" card stock 
Photo is a 5" X 7" mated in blue card 
stock  measures 5-1/4" X 7-1/4"
and also black mat behind the 
blue measures 5-1/2" X 7-1/2"

Jersey, shorts, soccer ball cut using the gypsy 
(I can't remember the measurements sorry)

Title cut at 2" X 11"
The #1 is Grunge board from Tim Holtz
ST. is letter chipboard from atd
word pictures was cut @1-1/2" X 3"

Journaling is behind the blue jersey which is 
held together with a brad with an S
White and Black gel pen
ATG and 3D dimensionals 
1 Brad
Thank you for visiting and 
leaving your sweet comments:)
Soccer Hugs,

Friday, October 22, 2010

Story Time with Sophia

Happy Friday everyone!!!!!
I saw a book marker on Paper Pretties of Story Time Sophia and I had to buy the stamps just so that I could make this book marker for my niece.  She loves loves to read and I thought this would be perfect for her.  I also used Copic Markers to color the stamped image.  This book marker was totally inspired by Paper Pretties.  Bella, this is for you honey bunny:) I hope you guys like it:)  Have a fantastic weekend!!!
Pink base measures 2-3/4" X 6-1/2"
Pattern paper measures 2-5/8" X 5-7/8"
White whisper 2" X 3-1/2" and sponged 
with Yoyo Yellow (Stampin Up)

Sophia was colored with Copic Markers
I also cut her image and added 3D Dimensionals 
Sophia and sentiment stamp from (Paper Pretties)
Scalloped border punch (Stampin Up)

Used the Corner Chomper to round the top 
Pearl stickers from Recollections
Ribbon from Michael's 
Blue eyelet

Thank you for visiting and always 
leaving such sweet comments:)
Pink Hugs,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bonus Sketch2S4Y "Tea"rific

Happy Thursday everyone,
How are you all liking the California weather:) for those of you who live in California?  I personally love it!!!  Today I made a card from one of Rosemarie's first sketch over at 2SY4 Click here for their blog and visit Rosemarie's blog for her beautiful card she made for this sketch. Rosemarie's blog here.  I used a bright pink 1-1/2" ribbon for the ruffling and attached the stamped image on top.  I also used Copic Markers to color the image.  I hope you all have a fantastic day!!! Enjoy:)
Base card 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" 
(Stampin Up card stock)
Purple layer measures 4" X 5-1/4"
embossed with cuttle bug folder(D'vine Swirl)

sentiment and tea pot stamp from 
(Stampin UP)
Modern label punch (Stampin Up)
Adhesive pearls from K & Co.

Copic markers used to color the tea pot
purple Marvy marker used for the 
stitching on the 1-3/4" circle

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to 
leave such sweet comments:)
Pink Hugs,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My 1st Sweet Blogger Award!!!!!

2nd Post Today
Hello again Happy Crafters, I'm so excited because I received my 1st "Sweet Blogger Award" Yay!!!!!! Wow how exciting!!!!  I would like to thank my sweet blogger friend Elsa over at Cricut Luvr visit her here to see her amazing projects.  Thank you so much Elsa for always visiting and leaving such sweet comments.  You inspire me:)  Fellow bloggers don't forget to stop by her blog to get some inspiration.  I'm so excited because I now get to award 5 fellow bloggers a Sweet Blogger Award!!! Whoo Hooo.  I've been inspired by so many of you that it will be very hard to choose.  I will keep you guys posted as to my 5 picks:)

Thank you to all my followers for your continued visits and lovely comments. 
Elsa THANK YOU once again!
Many hugs,

Christmas Cheer by Bigsby the Mouse!

Hello Everyone,
Hold on to your Christmas lights happy crafters Bigsby is on the loose and swinging by to give some Christmas Cheer!!!!   Isn't he adorable?  I used Copic markers on the digital image from Karen Doodle.  I love how cute the colored image came out.  I used Dazzling Diamonds on the Santa hat which was hard to capture by photo but looks adorable.  I hope you all enjoy the card:)
Base is Real Red from Stampin Up
measures 4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
Classic Scalloped Circles (Nestabilities)

used Copic markers for image
Christmas Cheer stamp from Cloud9 Design
Scalloped circle is 3-1/2"
Real Red ink (Stampin Up)

Ribbon is from Joann's
Button from Michael's
I used Dazzling Diamonds (SU) 
on the santa hat 
I wish you all could see the sparkling 
of the Dazzling Diamonds

Thank you for visiting and taking 
the time to leave such sweet comments:)
Bling & Hugs,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge, Pink Cricut & Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Good morning everyone,
OMG!! you guys when I checked my blog yesterday, I saw that I had 60 followers can you believe it?!!!  Wow!! I remember when I was at just 3 followers Wow!! you guys are great:) in continuing to support me and stopping by to leave such encouraging and positive comments, Thank you Thank youuuuu.  

I'm planning on doing a giveaway real soon to show my appreciation.  I just have to figure how to do the random org thing on my blog and on my Mac.   Today I have a Yummy card for you all in which, I will enter into 3 challenges.

Pink base measures 5-1/2" X 4-1/4"
 Pattern layer from DCWV paper 
measures 5-1/4" X 4"

Cupcake cute at I think 2-1/2" not sure Cake Basic Cartridge 
pg. 52 Early Espresso Ribbon from SU Stickles

Thank you all for visiting and 
leaving such sweet comments:)
Many Hugs,

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tiddly Inks Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

Hello everyone,
Just a FYI: Tiddly Inks is giving some AWESOME blog candy click here to visit their blog for a chance to win!!!!!  The giveaway includes 3 sets of acrylic stamps, stacks of paper, cardboard, bits and pieces of goodies, mirrors, magnets, card stock, envelopes and a few finished cards.  My friends get excited because they are also given away Tiddly Inks images worth $50 and the best part is!! you get to pick the ones you want up to $50 dollars.  Super exciting right?  You have until November 4th to enter!!!!
Good luck to everyone:)

Challenges Galore!!!!

Hello my HAPPY crafters:)
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend as I did.  We had some rain here in California all weekend which I love love!! All I can say is that I had lots of coffee, tea and hot cocoa yummy:) snuggled in my snuggie:)  My friends, today I have a card that I'm entering into 4 challenges you heard right "4".  It's so much fun for me to try and incorporate all the elements the challenges require.   
The 1st challenge is Creative Time with Emma.  The challenge is to create an animal theme project with Everyday Paper Dolls.  
2nd challenge#63 is Paper Cutz (anything goes)  
3rd challenge#46 is Cricut Cardz (anything goes) 
4th challenge is Our Creative Corner and their challenge is to create a card or project with 3 different embellishments.  Head over to these GREAT blogs for some great fun and inspiration!!  Have a great Monday and enjoy!!!!
Kraft base A2 size base (5-1/2" X 4-1/4")
Green layer from Vibrant Cardstock
 measures 5-1/4" X 4"
Pattern paper from Anna Griffin  
measures 5" X 3-3/4"
Blue embossed waves layer from SU 
measures 5-1/2" X 1-5/8"
Absolutely Fab-ulous stamp from 
Scrappy Moms(Sweet Somethings)
Tim Holtz distress ink (Vintage photo)
Stampin Up punch
Googly eyes(sorry one eye looks funky 
but it's the picture)
Mini Prima flower
I-Rock with the bling
Cuttlebug folder for embossing(tiny bubbles)
Bling for Michael's dollar section
white gel pen 
3D dimensionals
Zip dry glue
Marvy red marker for her mouth 
Marvy black marker for her nostrils

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave sweet comments:)
I love to read your comments too
Hugs, Norma

Friday, October 15, 2010


Happy Friday my friends,
Do you guys like spiders?  Well not me, I'm terrified of them but today I have a Halloween card with SPIDERS!!! SPIDERS and more SPIDERS!!!!   I've had the Martha Stewart spider punch for a few weeks and so I wanted to try it out along with the Stampin' Up Dark & Dreary stamp set.  Have a fantastic weekend my sweet friends!!!  
Spider Hugs!!!
Base 5-1/2" X 4-1/4"
Green layer 5-1/4" X 4"
pattern square is a 4" X 4" and scored.

Martha Stewart spider punch
Stampin' Up Wicked Fun Designer paper
webbing emboss from Fiskars
White gel pen
Punched the 31 with a circle 
punch and popped up

Happy Halloween stamp from Stampin' Up(Dark & Dreary)
colored with the Marvy markers

 White gel pen 
MS spider punch 
Wicked Fun designer paper(Stampin' Up)

Thank you for visiting and taking 
the time to leave sweet comments:)
Spider Hugs,

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