Thursday, March 31, 2011

Best Friend Blogger Award

I was so touched to receive this BFB Award from Shelly over at My Paper Love . She is easy to leave comments for, she is so sweet and her projects are always gorgeous.

I would like to pass this award on to some lades that always visit my blog and leave such wonderful comments and encouragement on my blog!

Sandy at

Glora at

Kim H at

Thank you ladies!! When you have time please pass this along to those that inspire you!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Party Dress Birthday Card

Who doesn't love a sparkly party dress!!! My daughter is having a sweet 16 party in a few months (within reason, no super sweet sixteen for us!) so we have seen quite a few sparkly dresses! Oh to be 16 again! My daughter is such a sweet wonderful girl, I know she has a great life ahead of her, I am so lucky to be her mom!!!

Ok so I made this card for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge going on right now. Always great inspiration available over there! Go take a look!

Cricut Cartridge Tie the Knot
Patterned Paper: MMI Garden Vignettes, Me & My BIG Ideas Black and White Butterfly
Sparkle paper from M's
prima flower
Mylar & Nylon craft trim from M's
McGill oval punch
Fiskars scallop border punch
Sentiment from PTI Mixed Messages

This Friday @ 7pm I am participating in my first blog hop! I would love it if you would hop along!! You can start at

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to look!! Long Island Hugs, Cathryn :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring is in the Air

Hi my blogging friends!!! Today I made a card for the Peachy Keen Let's face it Friday Challenge. The theme is flower power. You have to use a flower you have made in your project. A few years ago I remembered making a bunch of ribbon flowers so that was what I decided to do. So easy, just run a needle through one edge of your ribbon, pull and knot together!
Cricut Cartridge Create-a-Critter
Cardstock - Plum Pudding, Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Playtime Stack, DCWV
Martha Stewart Scallop Punch
Mcgill Oval Punch
Sentiment - Color Me Happy, My Creative Time
PK-754 Critter Faces Medium, Peachy Keen Stamps
Brads, Ribbon and Buttons from my stash
Gel Pen
Thank you for stopping by. My followers are the best!! Have a great day.
Love, Cathryn

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Design Team

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I have the best news. I have been asked by Stephanie ( to be on the design team for Whimsical Wednesdays. I am so honored and happy that I was asked. I cannot wait to begin working with all of the talented ladies that are on this team. We will be having a Grand Opening Bloghop on Friday, April 1st at 6:00pm EST. I hope you will hop along with us! Thank you for stopping by. I would love it if you would go check out all of these wonderful ladies blogs and see all the talent!!! Start at Stephanie's See you again soon! Love, Cathryn

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happily Ever After Card

Hello all. I haven't posted anything for a few days, sorry. I am having company tonight so I have been cleaning like crazy!!! I always make myself nuts!!! (Another thing I've gotta work on!) This is my card for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge. I walked into M's the other day and I saw some new DCWV stacks. I LOVE the playtime stack. It is ALL kraft paper and they added glitter!!!!! LOVE IT! I swirled some blue distress ink on the bottom of the dress to add some color. Hope you enjoy the card! I will be giving it to my nephews fiancee. They just got engaged!!!

Cricut Cartridge Happily Ever After
Kraft Cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - DCWV Playtime stack
Dress is cut from some old wedding paper I had
Broken China Distress Ink
Sentiment from My Creative Time's You Had Me at Chocolate Set
Twine - PTI
Tag - McGill Punch, Fancy
Thank you for stopping buy. Your comments mean a lot to me!!
Love and Hugs,

Monday, March 14, 2011

Blog Award

Thank you so much to Sandy from Ukiah!!! She is such a sweet lady who has taken time to comment on my posts. She sent this award to me and I am so grateful! Please go check out her beautiful blog

Friday, March 11, 2011

Easter Card for PKS Challenge

I made this card for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge. There was a twist which was to add bling. That's no problem for me I LOVE bling! This card is 5.5 by 5.5.

Cardstock - Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink (PTI)
Patterned Paper - Sweet Nectar - K&co.
Glitter Paper - Recollections
Image - PK264 Easter Egg Words & Bunnies - Peachy Keen Stamps
Nestabilities circle and scallop circle dies - Spellbinders
Copic Markers
Raspberry Fizz Felt - PTI
Hibiscus Burst Ribbon - PTI
Holiday Mix Button Collection - PTI
Pink Sorbet Twine - The Twinery
Blue distress ink
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Fiskars Border Punch
Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate it! Have a wonderful day!!
Long Island Hugs,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

St. Pat's Day Projects

I made these projects for my children. I always like to give them a little something on St. Patrick's Day. I will be entering this in Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge at Creative Time for Me, Paper cutz and Crafting with Christina. I haven't received my "I Believe in Leprehchauns" Stamp set yet (Whoo Hooo I won them from Emma!!!) so I used another stamp. Oh well next time!!

Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge for the box and layer
Paper Doll Dress-up Cartridge for the shamrock
A Child's Year Cartridge for the hat which I welded into a card with my Gypsy
Kraft and New Leaf Cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper Sweet Nectar - K&Co
Glitter Paper - Recollections
Sixxis embossing folder
Oval Punch
Sentiment - Studio G
Twine - Papertrey Ink
Bakers Twine - Peapod The Twinery
Buttons and ribbon from M's
Distress Ink
Thank you for stopping by. Comments really make my day!!! Hugs, Cathryn

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

You Make Me Smile

Hello my sweet followers!!! I was in the mood to make a spring card. Outside my window on Long Island there are daffodils starting to poke out of the ground and some of the trees have little buds on them! Spring really is coming, I am so happy!!!

This card was made for the Let's Face it Friday challenge over at Peacht Keen Stamps. I hope you enjoy it!!

Cricut Cartridges: Simply Charmed for the chick in egg and Easter 2010 for the eggs
Peachy Keen Stamps: PK-500 Snow Cuties Face Assortment & PK-754 Critter Faces Set Medium
Sentiment: My Creative Time - Turn that Frown Upside Down
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Girl Friday
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst & Ripe Avacodo
Ribbon, Twine & Buttons - Papertrey Ink - Ripe Avodaco
Memento ink - Tuxedo Black
Pink Sorbet Twine - The Twinery
White Gel Pen
Pink Chalk for cheeks
Crop-a-dile corner rounder
Thank you so much for taking some time to look!!! My follower are the greatest!!
Long Island Hugs,

Monday, March 7, 2011

Elephant Birthday Card

Hello everybody, I hope your day is wonderful!!! I made this card for the Wacky Wednesday Zoo Theme Challenge over at More than Favors. I have always loved Elephants and I am in need of some Birthday cards so that was my project!!! I used a Wide Eyed Kids Stamp set from PKS for the Elephant eyes but I masked off the nose and mouth.
Elephant from Zooballo Cricut Cartridge
Stand is from Create-a-Critter Cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps, Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment PK-450
Sentiment stamp from Mega Mixed Messages, Papertrey Ink
Red Background Paper is from the clearance spot at M's
Twine is the color peapod from the Twinery
Cardstock. pompom ribbon and brads are from my stash of scraps
Black, white and red gel pens
pink chalk for cheeks
I cut the little banner freehand and the banner poll is the bottom of a matchstick

Thank you so much for stopping buy!!! I appreciate all comments!!! Have a fabulous day!!
Long Island Hugs, Cathryn