Monday, February 28, 2011


Challenge Me Monday asks us to make a shaped card.  Not a square or a rectangle - but a shape.  This is what I came up with.

Front of the card cut from Sentimentals Cartridge at 4 3/4"  The lock has been cut at 2 3/4' and attached with popdots and decorated with stickles (of course)

The inside of the card is stamped "Friends" and written "Are the Key".  I threaded a key, also cut with the Sentimentals cartridge at 2 3/4" and attached to the ribbon - attached to the lock.

The key can be used as a bookmark if desired.  I decorated it on both sides, using the "flip" option on my cricut.

I had so much fun creating this and hope you like it!!!!


I made this card for the Crazy For Cricut challenge.  Any kind of card, as long as you use your cricut. 
I used Nates ABC cartridge - and chose something hopeful!!!  SPRING!  Here in Maine we got some more snow today - the banks are so tall, I wonder if they will melt by June???  Thanks Dina @ Crazy for Cricut for a chance to show off my card!!!!


This is the last week to join The Creative Sisters Monday Challenge at !  Linda's challenge is to create something with emobossing!  We've had a GREAT turnout and have met so many wonderful new friends.  Click here to go to my challenge entry for another chance to win some blog candy.

Remember, the next challenge will be here at Patti-Lynn Creations, starting March 7th.  I have a Guest Designer that I can't wait to introduce you to - and a special project challenge that should have everyone smiling!  ALSO, on that date, we will be drawing the winner to Linda's challenge and her awesome blog candy.  A winner for my blog candy - and *DRUM ROLL PLEASE*.....The GRAND PRIZE winner of all the February challenges!!!  If I've counted correctly - that gives everyone who has entered both challenges, FOUR chances at some awesome prizes!!!

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE and thank you ALL for making our first month of challenges so much fun!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Paper Variety - Challenge #22

The Paper Variety has challenged us to use some kind of stitching on our project. 

I made this card for a friend who just had a baby - and also for this challenge.  The faux stitching was done with a rubber stamp - but I'm just not happy with how it came out.  I think the stitching would have been better done with a black marker. 

The baby quilt is made up of scraps of 1" squares.  I gllued them down to the pink backing and then I ran it through the cuttlebug.  It gives it a really, really nice texture.  The baby is from the "New Arrival" cartridge cut at 2 3/4".  I attached it with popdots...and also added a "Peachy Keen" face!!! 

Thanks for taking a look at my card!

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #18 - Swirls and Twirls

This weeks challenge at Cooking With Cricut is to use swirls and twirls in our designs!  This is my project.
I used a rubber stamp swirl - and embellished with some stickles - and my current favorite cartridge "Disney Classics" for Thumper...who is hopping by to say hello.

I created another card too...this time with swirls and twirls which are embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thanks so much for taking a peak.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Terrific Tuesday Challenge at Scrappy Mom's - Create-a-Critter

This is a card I made for the Scrappy Mom's Challenge.  Have you seen their new "Furry Friends" stamp set.  It is number one on my "WANT" list!  I just love the sayings!

I used Create-a-Critter cartridge and cut the cow at 3".  I used some embossing with a cuttlebug folder and added a saying.    Thanks for taking a look!

Lexi's Entry in the Creative Sisters Monday Challenge

Lexi is only 3 years old - but a passionate Cricut user and card maker.  Today she learned embossing and sponging.  The sponging got a bit heavy, and she was covered in ink - but she sure had fun and is awful proud of her card.  Of course, Hello Kitty is on a wobble!!!

She'll appreciate any comments - she said she's "so excited, it's her happiest day ever" to see her card on the internet!!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Welcome to the Creative Sisters Challenge Monday #2!  My sister, Linda over at Linda's Creativity is hosting this challenge.  Her challenge requires embossing!  For my project, I created a series of note cards using the cuttlebug embossing folders that I have. 

This "Feel Better Soon Card" is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2".  I used Create a Critter - the sun and cut it at 2".  Peachy Keen everyday faces for the face.  Martha Steward Corner Punch and a cuttlebug embossing folder for that flowered background that I sponged in Brown.

This card was sooooo much fun.  I used my new Best of Pixar cartridge and made this cut of Dory at 3". The card is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2".  I used the cuttlebug "bubble" embossing folder and then sponged blue on the bubbles.  I made a few bubbles "pop" by adding some rhinestones to them...Of course, Dory was screaming for some stickles!!

This is a thank you card using the same embossing folder but without any sponging.  I used the Give A Hoot cartridge on this one and made it simple. The card is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4 "and the owl was cut at 2 1/2" I added a brad in the corner and some ribbon - Just a simple card.

This is my favorite of them all!  I used Life's A Party Cartridge for this adorable lion, cut at 2 1/2 inches.  The card measures 4" x 7".  I used a wood like cuttlebug embossing folder on the blue layer and then added some bling and some ribbon and a sentiment.  Just a real fun card!

I am going to be giving away this set of note cards!  All you have to do is to become a follower, if you aren't already, and leave me a comment.  If you do become a follower, leave a second comment telling me you are - and at the end of the challenge, I will draw for the note cards!   Remember to leave me a way to get ahold of you.

Now...hurry over to Linda's Creativity and join her challenge.  Remember to become a follower, leave a comment and enter your link into Mr. Linky!

Finally, the drawing for challenge #1 - Anything Create-a-Critter!  The winner is # Dina at  Congratulations Dina, please send me your mailing address and I will get your prize right out to you!!!  Thank you to everyone who joined in on my first challenge!!!

NOTE:  Fantabulous Cricut and Cooking With Cricut are also having an embossing challenge.  Make sure you check them out and enter your project!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Three More Days Until A Winner and a New Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!  A reminder that there are just three days left to get your Create-a-Critter project linked before we draw a winner for this challenge.  The seriously delicious blog candy offered to the winner...
This is one of my favorite Artsy Collage collections, by Hot Off The Press.  The fairie images are some of my favorite.  There are 246 images!!!!

Not only will we draw a winner on Monday - but my sister, Linda, will be hosting the next challenge, she will also be featuring a Surprise Guest Designer!  Linda will not only be offering her own blog candy for winning her challenge, but if you've entered BOTH my challenge and hers, you will be entered into the monthly drawing to win a Surprise Cartridge!  YES, that's three chances to win!!!!

So, you have three days left to enter my challenge....and here's a hint for Linda's challenge coming up..."You must include "e.........." in your project....any ideas?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Look what I got in the mail today!

I was lucky enough to win the 100 follower give-away at Dew Drops & Glue Dots,  The wonderful Sheena, sent me this box full of her favorite things!  I was so excited to receive all these goodies and can't wait to use them!!!  I'm loving the DCWV paper stack called, "dots, stripes & plaids"...Words can't describe what a treat it was to receive this wonderful gift.

And - another awesome gift - the card she made addressed to me!

Thank you Sheena!!!   Hugs!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


WOW! I'm just so excited at the wonderful turnout we are having at our first Creative Sisters Challenge Monday. The projects submitted are just amazing.  The creativity of you all just amazes me!  My deepest thanks for entering your amazing projects!   

My sister, , will be hosting the next Monday challenge on the 21st of February.  Rumor has it, she's  got a guest designer whose blog she will be featuring on her challenge!

My challenge - create anything with create-a-critter, has one more week to go before Linda's challenge begins and we draw the winner in the drawing for my challenge!!!  Then at the end of the month we will be drawing from both challenges for a chance to win a cricut cartridge!  If you enter both challenges - you will have three chances to win!

Pass the word - join in the fun - and be sure to vote on the next challenge cartridge at my sisters blog.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Challenge at My Pink Stamper


Country Life Cartridge

This is my submission to My Pink Stampers Challenge.  I can't give away the challenge - you have to watch her video tutorial to find out what the challenge is!

I made this to send to a good friend for Valentines Day.  I cut the vase of flowers out at 2 1/4" - added some stickles, a bit of ribbon and the saying "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life."


Monday, February 7, 2011


Welcome to the very first Cricut Sisters Monday Challenge.  I will be hosting the first Monday of the month Challenge and my sister, Linda, , will be hosting the third Monday of the month Challenge.  We will each offer some blog candy to the winners of our challenge - and there will be another drawing at the end of the month for everyone that entered both challenges.  You have two chances to win.


Use the CREATE A CRITTER cartridge and create anything you want.  Scrapbook page, card, banner...what ever you come up with!  Then link your project to the Mr. Linky link at the end of this post.  Become a follower and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite cartridge of all time is....That's it.

     My Challenge Project

This is my Grandest Daughter at the beach!
So glad I finally got around to scrapbooking that moment!

Please stop on over to my sisters blog to see what she's come up with for this challenge... and if you'd like to be included as a guest designer in our next challenge, please let us know! Sure hope you're all inspired to join in the fun!


OOPS!!  Can't forget the blog candy for this challenge.  "Nature" by Artsy collage.  246 paper art images.  This is my favorite collection - I especially love the whimsical fairies!

Thank you everyone - HOPE YOU HAVE FUN!!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge Coming Soon!!!

February 7th will be the very first Creative Sisters Monday Challenge.  My sister and I are going to host two challenges a month.  We're hoping to get lots of people to join in and showcase their work!  Both challenges will offer blog candy and for those that enter both - you are automatically entered to win the big drawing at the end of the month!  That's three chances to win and two chances to showcase your work and your blog!!!

The first challenge will be anything from the create-a-critter cartridge.  So, get busy being creative - and post your work!  If you'd like to suggest a cartridge for a challenge - or like to be a part of our challenge/design team, please send us a message!!!  We welcome all input and suggestions!!!

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