Friday, February 25, 2011

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Acrylic Album

Here is an acrylic album I just finished using the Halloween in Wonderland collection by Graphic 45. I ordered some 12x12 acrylic sheets from and have done some fun projects with it. This is the first album that I have made with this specific material; and I have also cut some pieces with the Cricut from it as well.

I just love this collection from Graphic 45 and it is what brought my eye to the company and now I am in love with all of their lines! :)

I had so much fun making this album!  There is not a whole lot of explaning to do....I started with the paper on the front page and I knew I wanted to cut out that keyhole and create a window with it.  I trimmed the paper and cut the first acrylic page to fit and went wild and followed the path that the paper led me.  ;)

I hope you enjoy it!

Don't forget to create something with vinyl for the February Vinyl Challenge.  Click here to go directly to the challenge post! Newly created projects must be submitted by midnight on February 28th to be eligible to win your choice of vinyl donated by

Great giveaway :)

I just wanted to share a great give-a-way over at Pinky's Blog - Much Ado About Nothing. Check it out here:

I will be back this afternoon with a Mini Album that is just about finished using Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Graphic 45 spree -PKS Challenge

I just had to have the Le Cirque collection when I saw it released and when I stopped in at Archivers the other day (with my 30% coupon ;) ) I was so excited to see that they had it in!  I picked up the Le Cirque pack along with some of the Once Upon a Springtime sheets.

Here are a couple of cards that I put together. With the Le Cirque collection:

Thank you Card
I really like how this card turned out.  I used the tutorial from splitcoast stampers for the recessed window.  It is hard to see in the photos but the inside square is slightly recessed.

Materials used:
Bohemain Floral Patterned paper from Graphic 45 Le Cirque collection
Black Soot Distress Ink
Glitter flowers
I-rock and heat set gems

Birthday Wishes
PKS Challenge

For this card I wanted it to look like a circus tent (my kids knew what it was as I as creating it so it must be close LOL - my 4 year old said "It's a show!") 

I used the tutorial from splitcoast stampers for the Shadow Box Card.

Materials used:
Circus Parade and Le Cirque Tags patterned paper from the Graphic 45 Le Cirque collection
Black lace ribbon
adhesive pearls by the Paper Studio
grommets from Stampin Up!
black twine
red mulberry paper
Black soot distress ink
A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge (the label where I stamped the sentiment was cut using this cartridge)
Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations

Upcoming G45 projects:
I have an acrylic album started using the Halloween In Wonderland line (the album is all put together I just need to embellish the pages :) ).

I have a large printers drawer that I picked up awhile ago and when I saw the Le Cirque collection I knew I needed to use it to alter the drawer as a gift for hubby - he loves Circus memorabillia!

I have a Easter tree in mind with the Once Upon a Springtime collection. I started making the tree the other day  :)

And lots of other little ideas stewing in my little ole melon.  I can't wait to find the time to complete some of these projects.  I am so inspired by Graphic 45 at the moment!  Loving the vintage look :)

Come back and visit soon.....I would love to share these projects with you!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to create something with vinyl for the February Vinyl Challenge.  Click here to go directly to the challenge post! Newly created projects must be submitted by midnight on February 28th to be eligible to win your choice of vinyl donated by

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sweater card

Here is a simple little card I made combining challenges My Sketch World challenge #17 and Shabby Tea Room challenge #49.

I used a sweater cut from Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge.  I added a little liquid applique to add a special little touch to the sweaters :)

A stamped sentiment from Stamin' Up! and a little bling with my irock and a touch of ribbon completes this card.

Thanks for looking :)


PKS card - MSW challenge #12

Here are some cards I threw together for the 12th MSW challenge and I combined it with the PKS challenge.

I used the Happy Bird and phrases Peachy Keen stamp set.  For the first card I colored in the image using Sharpie markers and the second card I colored the bird in with some watercolor crayons.  (sorry for the quality of the images....having lighting issues :( .....I found the problem....for some reason the settings on my camera got changed and the auto focus was turned off.....I took new pictures ;))

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Sketch World Sketch-a-Thon continued

I am working on catching up to the 20 sketches over at MSW. We are at day 17 and you have until March 3rd to submit if you want to come play along.  :)

Day 1 - Birthday theme
Day 3 - Distress something

Day 7 - Handwritten Journaling

Day 9 - Specific Theme (I did birthday again)

Two more layouts I want to work on today and some cards and I should be caught up :)

Friday, February 11, 2011


I found this blog hop today and oh my goodness......all the give-a-ways and all the blogs.......YIKES!!!!

It is Cricky across 50...yup...50 blogs in 3 days.  Can you do it?

Here are some of the blogs along the way (some of the qualifications for some of the prizes are to post about it on your blog so I am doing it all in one ;)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My World Sketches - 20 days of sketches

I am trying to catch up with the 20 days of sketches over at the My Sketch World blog for their 5th anniversary sketch-a-thon.  I am all caught up on cards and now I have to get some pages done. :)

I apologize for the poor photos but I cannot find the charger for my camera and I had to use my cell phone :(

DAY 10


Monday, February 7, 2011

Winner winner Chicken Dinner -

Thank you to all who donated and participated in the Blog Hop for a Cure.  The winner of my challenge is Lisa West!  Congratulations Lisa!!!

Also - I just wanted to share this:

My Mind's Eye and Cricut are partnering up for a giveaway.

If My Mind's Eye reaches 500 new Newsletter subscribers they are giving away a cuttlbug and if they reach 1000 new readers they are giving away a Cricut Expression.

Here is the link if you would like to subscribe:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Sketch World Sketch-a-Thon

I just found this fun Sketch-a-Thon that is going on through February 20th.  I printed out the first 6 sketches and can't wait to get started working on them!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gypsy file fix

It was brought to my attention that in my Gypsy Files tab the cupid link went to the wrong file.  I just fixed it - sorry for any confusion!

The big Crop out Diabetes fundraiser that I have been organizing is tomorrow.  Can't wait!  So much fun to be had!!!  And then......I can relax and get back to some crafting I have been dying to do!  My list of challenges and sketches is sitting here screaming my name!!!! LOL

If you are looking for the Crop out Diabetes Blog hop post click here.

If you are looking for the February Vinyl Challenge please click here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February Vinyl Challenge - Jan. winner



Sorry I am a day late on the challenge.  I spent my "blog time" yesterday registering my daughter for camp this summer.  It is a camp just for kids with diabetes and it is her first year - HOLY PAPER WORK!!!  I knew there would be a lot of paperwork but I didn't realize I would have to fill it out in order to register her.  I thought I could pay to register her and save her spot and fill in the paperwork later.  NOPE! I spent about an hour filling out paperwork just to register her LOL

So....ANYWAY..... the winner for the January Vinyl Challenge(selected using is: Jean from Jean's Crafty Corner

Jean created a great binder to organize all of her challenges and Design Team projects.  What a great idea!


Jean - send me an email and I will tell you how to go about ordering your vinyl :)  mommyfink at hotmail dot com

Alright - onto our February Challenge.  February is one of my favorite months.  My birthday is the day before Valentines day.  (Hubby gets the two days confused every year LOL)  Of course we have to revolve this  challenge around the theme of love.  Whether it is a saying that includes the word love or a cupid and some hearts to decorate for Valentines day......just revolve it around the word LOVE.

I have been NEEDING to change my photos in my living room.  I still had our most "recent" family photo up which has Hubby, Myself, my son who is now 11 and was then 2 and my now 9 year old who was then a new born.....guess it is time we get a new famliy photo taken - we have added two beautiful little girls to our family since then....I know....BAD MOMMY!!!!!!  LOL

So....I created this saying using the Elegant Cakes cartridge and Home Decor with my Gypsy.  Remember to use the kiss setting when cutting your vinyl so you do not cut through the backing paper.  Blade:6  Pressure:2

(I will have to take a photo tonight or this afternoon when glare is not so bad on my photos)

You have until February 28th at midnight to post your project.

Vinyl Challenge Rules:
1. Create a new project. (projects must be newly created for this challenge - you may combine other challenges with it)
2. Post your project to your blog with a link back to our blog:
(If you do not have a blog you can load your photo to an online gallery)
3. Link to your direct blog post/photo for this challenge (we don't want to have to search for your project)
4. Please leave a comment!

The winner will be randomly selected using and he/she will receive 10 12x12 sheets of vinyl (your choice of colors) from our sponsor Craft Vinyl!

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