Category Archives: Graphic 45

>CCCC #79 " Father’s Day Card "


Hello Friends and Happy Wednesday! 
This week at Cricut Cardz Challenge, the challenge is to make a Father’s Day Card using any cartridge and any color’s you choose! 
I just got my Father’s Day Solutions Cartridge about a couple weeks ago, and this cartridge is definitely perfect for any Father’s Day Projects! 
Here is my Design Team Inspiration Card:
I used the Cricut Cartridge Father’s Day Solutions Cartridge for the entire card
I welded together two base shapes at 5 inches to make the card feature on my gypsy
I then cut another base shape to go on top of the card at 5 inches
Cut another base shape at 4.5 and then my #1 Dad at 4.5 inches.
I used Kraft Cardstock from Joanns along with Graphic 45 Communique Collection
I chalked the edges of the card with Catseye Chalk Ink in Cocoa
I hope that you will play along with the Cricut Cardz Challenge this week, and I can’t wait to see everyones Father’s Day Cards!
Have a Great Day,

>Stamptastic Tuesday


Today Is Tuesday which means its another Stamptastic Tuesday! In case you are new to the Stamptastic Tuesday I’ll explain how it works. Every Tuesday Paula at More Than Favors, Sarah from Pink Cricut, and I will be showcasing a stamp set from Pink By Design. During that week you can buy the showcased stamp set at a reduced price. We do inspiration projects featuring the stamp set of the week.

This week we are showcasing Pink By Design ” Our Father’s “ Stamp Set.

This is a perfect stamp set for Father’s Day which is coming up June 19th, But it is also perfect for anytime you need to make a card or scrapbook layout for any Father in your life.
Here is my inspiration card showcasing this stamp set :


Card Base is 5×6.5
Pink By Design ” Our Father’s ” Stamp Set
Graphic 45 ” On The Boardwalk Collection “
American Crafts Ribbon
Recollections Black Pearls
Don’t forget to see Sarah and Paula’s wonderful projects featuring this stamp set. Just click on there name to be directed to there blogs.
If you haven’t checked out the Pink by Design Blog today–check it out–and be sure to say HI on the messageboard! There is some fun challenges going on!
Have a great Tuesday My Friends,
Hugs and Crafts,

>CCC #77


Hello Friends,
This week over at Cricut Cardz Challenge, The challenge for this week is to make a card using the card feature from any cartridge, and you may use any colors or theme you’d like.
Here is my card I created for Design Team Inspiration.

Cricut Cartridge ” A Childs Year ” Card Base
Cricut Cartridge ” Everyday Pop Up Cards ”  Heart Keyhole
Graphic 45 ” Le Romantique ” Collection
7 Gypsies Key
Recollections Pearls
Tim Holtz ” Vintage Photo ” Distress Ink
Homemade Crinkle Ribbon
Beading Cord
I hope that you will play along with us this week! To be directed to the Cricut Cardz Challenge Please Click Here! Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team’s Wonderful creations 🙂
Crafts and Hugz,



Hello Everyone,
I hope you have been checking out and enjoying all the wonderful projects the Pink by Design Design Team and Sarah have been making for you on their Our New Home. I think its super neat that now instead of having projects on Fridays their will be one everyday! Keeping your creative juices flowing! Not to mention you can chat it up and post your wonderful creations in the Message Board! Today Is my first day getting to post on the new blog and I am super excited to share my card with you!

For My card I used the Pink By Design ” It’s A Date ” Stamp Set along with Pink By Design ” Vintage Greetings “.  I cut out the It’s a Date SVG and then stamped on top of it. I used Tim Holtz distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy to distress the doily,svg, and around the Graphic 45 images. All pattern paper is Cosmo Cricket ” Garden Variety and the images are from Graphic 45 ” Domestic Goddess “. I felt that card needed a larger pear to make it fruity. I cut the pear at 4 inches using Gypsy Font on my Gypsy. Stickles really made  the fruit in the images pop! I completed the card by using some homemade crinkle ribbon.  I guess when I think of May I think of all the fruit trees blossoming, I am so looking forward to picking some fresh fruit.

Have  a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

>CCCC #18 " Groovy Times "


Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Week #18 of the CCCC (Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge). Last week Paula at More Than Favors hosted the Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #17. Paula at More Than Favors and I will be alternating weeks. The Next CCCC on May 30th will be posted on her Blog. This week the Poll and the Mr. Linky will be here. Don’t forget to vote for Next Week’s Cartridge. The Poll is over on the right hand side. Now on to the Winner from the 17th CCCC! This person will have an entry into the Cartridge Giveaway on Tuesday June 7th! selected #12 The Winner is: Janice from
Janice, you have now won an entry into the Cartridge giveaway. This months cartridge is yet to be announced!
Now on to this week’s Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge. The Cartridge was picked by our followers… The Cartridge is Groovy Times!
Here is Paula’s Card using this cartridge:
Cricut Cartridge ” Groovy Times “
Bazzill Cardstock for the base


Colorbok White Cardstock – Flood Filled with Imagine

Recolletions – Black Mini Round Gems

Momento Black Ink

Here is my card:
Cricut Cartridge ” Groovy Times “
Cricut Cartridge ” Lacy Labels “
Graphic 45 ” Curtain Call Collection “
Tim Holtz ” Brushed Corduroy ” Distress Ink
Momento Black Ink
Martha Stewart Ribbon
Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter
Beading Twine and Button
If this is your first time tuning in here is how this will work. Paula and I will alternate weeks posting the challenge. Last week Paula posted the Challenge and this weeks its me. There will always be a poll up on the right hand side where you can vote for the cartridge that you would like us to use next week. The Challenge will run from Monday – Sunday. On Monday’s along with our winner we will post the New Projects! I hope you will Join us!
Here are the rules:

1. You must be a follower
2. You must link it to Mr. Linky (if you have a problem feel free to email me I will help you link it)
3. If you don’t have a Blog just email Paula your project at and I will link it for you
4. Leave a Comment
5. Deadline for this Challenge is 11:59pm PST Sunday May 29th (giving the West Coast a chance to get there entries in as well)
6. If you do not have the challenge cartridge, you may make something with a similar cartridge.
7. Most importantly HAVE FUN!!!

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>Stamptastic Tuesday!


For The Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge Please Click Here!
Welcome Friends,
Today Is Tuesday which means its another Stamptastic Tuesday! In case you are new to the Stamptastic Tuesday I’ll explain how it works. Every Tuesday Paula at More Than Favors and I will be showcasing a stamp from Pink By Design. During that week you can buy the showcased stamp at a reduced price. We do inspiration projects featuring the stamp set of the week.
This is a Perfect stamp set that allows you to make personalized cards, gifts, and scrapbook pages for all the people within your Family! This stamp set will be on sale for the week, be sure to hop on over and get yourself this stamp set.
Graphic 45 ” Domestic Goddess ” Paper
DCWV ” Summer Dream ” Paper
Wilton Doily
Ribbon and Bead Twine from Michaels
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
Recollections Cardstock
Be sure to go see Sarah’s project at Pink By Design’s new Design Team Blog:
 and Don’t forget to visit Paula’s Blog at by clicking here!
Have A Wonderful Tuesday!

>Stamptastic Tuesday and Winners!


For The Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge Please Click Here.

Welcome Friends To Another Stamptastic Tuesday!
Today Is Tuesday which means its another Stamptastic Tuesday! In case you are new to the Stamptastic Tuesday I’ll explain how it works. Every Tuesday Paula at More Than Favors and I will be showcasing a stamp from Pink By Design. During that week you can buy the showcased stamp at a reduced price. We do inspiration projects featuring the stamp set of the week.

This week we are showcasing Pink By Design Background Stamps. You can get Background stamps for 10.99 this week. That’s an amazing deal.
The AWESOME thing about Pink by Design background stamps is that they are not only fun patterns, they are also completely tileable- which allows you to make a seamless design on as BIG of a sheet as you want!
For My card today, I used Pink By Design ” Damask “…This is by far my favorite background stamp and use it all the time.
5×5 card base
Graphic 45 ” Le’ Romantique ” Collection
KaiserCraft ” Fairy Floss Paper Blooms “
Recollections Self Adhesive Pearls
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in ” Vintage Photo “
Ranger Watermark Resist Ink
Page torn out of book

I inked the Damask stamp with Ranger Watermark Resist then clear heat embossed it, I blended in some Vintage Photo ink to give it a more vintage feel. I love how this turned out.
Now onto WINNERS!
Winner of the Pink By Design ” Crop Til You Drop ” Stamp set is:
Heidi said…
Can’t wait to get my hands on the “Aloha” set! Super cute. Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Winner From Sarah’s Birthday Blog Hop:
Betsy said…
Love the dress form. And the card is beautiful!
Ladies Please contact me at http://www.twoscraptasticgals.blogspot/.

>Sarah’s Super Secret Birthday Blog Hop!


Welcome Friends To Sarah’s Super Secret Birthday Blog Hop!
First of All I just want to wish The Fab Sarah A Happy Birthday! To think our friendship started when I sent her the Pink ATG gun. I never expected a best friend, and that is truly what Sarah is to me, A best friend. I love you Girl!
OK, So you should be arriving here from the Man with the Most, The one and only, Mr. ScrapGuy Bryan!
But If you just happened to stumble across my post or my blog, be sure to start at the beginning at Ms. Paula’s Blog so you can see the list of prizes and her awesome project. To start at the beginning please CLICK HERE!
As many of you know that some of Sarah’s Favorite things are Zebra Print, Pink, Black, White, Coffee, Her Children, Her Husband, and Crafting. I think this blog hop will incorporate all of Sarah’s Favorite Things!
I decided to make something for Sarah’s craftroom. I’m not sure what she will use it for, But knowing Sarah, she will find a use for it!  Here is my Birthday Gift to Sarah!
I bought this dress form at Ben Franklin’s and simply just tied tulle slip knots all over it in pink and black. I added some paper roses, hot glued some pearls on, and added some tulle flowers. If you look closely there is even a little vintage hardware (key) by Tattered Angles. I had wanted to make a dress with paper at first, but I figured the tulle would ship better.  Overall I am happy with the outcome and I know this will look fabulous in Sarah’s craft room .
Next, this dress form needed to be presented with a card:
Sarah’s Birthday card is 5×5, I used one sheet of the Graphic 45 Le’ Romantique Collection. This is a front and back of one piece of paper. I layered the image that is also from the same paper line. Added some pearls and my home made crinkle ribbon.  I stamped the card with a sentiment ” sneak peek ” That will be released later on today! The card and the dress form look very pleasant together.
So for some blog candy, cause what’s a blog hop without blog candy?  I have up for grabs, some of my own homemade crinkle ribbon and a Jenny Bowlin Cut and Paste bingo card.  You don’t have to be a follower but I would sure love it if you did, and leave a comment. I will choose a winner on Friday.
Your next stop on the Hop is Sarah’s Blog! I won’t tell you what will be posted, but I will assure you, it will capture your heart and make you say AWE!!!!! Don’t Forget to tell Sarah Happy Birthday! Thanks for hopping along with us! I sure hope you had fun Pink Cricut Style! See you all at the Ustream tonight! 
 Sarah’s Ustream is at 7:30 CST at
Crafts and Hugs,

>CCC #71 " Mother’s Day Card "


For The Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge Click Here.
Hello Friends,
Its time for another Cricut Cardz Challenge, This week Mary asked us to make a Mothers Day Card. I made a previous card, but I didnt get the effect that I wanted.  So I made Option Number 2 Card, and I loved the way this one turned out.

Recipe for Mother’s Day Card:
Graphic 45 ” Steampunk Debutante Collection ”
DCWV ” The Mod Retro Stack ”
Cricut Cartridge ” French Manor “
Crinkle Ribbon
A tag I made from Cardstock
Catseye chalk ink in Bronze
A Button and Beading Twine
Im just in love with the blue and teal in this card. And I like incorporating die cuts into the card rather than the card being all die cuts. I just love trying something new. I hope that you will come play with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge.
Thanks For Stoping By
Hearts and Crafts,


>Stamptastic Tuesday and Gloria’s Birthday Blog Hop Winner!


For The Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge Please Click Here.
Happy 1 year Birthday Pink Cricut! It’s not Sarah’s Birthday but it is her 1 year blogaversary!!!
And she is celebrating her blog birthday by having a great sale on some of her stamp sets. She only has 10 available of the following sets so your gonna have to hurry and see if there is any left.
Remember once the first 10 of each stamp set are sold that price will no longer be available.
Welcome to another Stamptastic Tuesday. Incase you are new to the Stamptastic Tuesday I’ll explain how it works. Every Tuesday Paula at More Than Favors and I will be showcasing a stamp from Pink By Design. During that week you can buy the showcased stamp at a reduced price. We do inspiration projects featuring the stamp set of the week.
This week the showcased stamp set is Feelin Groovy.
This stamp set goes well with the Cricut Cartridge Groovy Times, But It goes so well with other projects as well.
Here is my card:
Recipe for Golf Card:
Card Base is 5.5×5.5
Graphic 45 ” A Proper Gentleman Collection “
Cosmo Cricket ” Social Club “
Catseye Chalk Ink in Bronze
We R Memory Keepers Corner Puncher in Deco Tag
My Own Ribbon and Stash of Buttons
Green Braiding Cord
Be sure to hop on over to Paula’s Blog by clicking HERE!
And Don’t forget to drop by Sarah’s blog and wish her a Happy 1 Year Blog-a-versary by Clicking HERE!
Have a very fun filled, crafty Tuesday and I will see you all tomorrow for Wacky Wednesday. OHHHHHH the Winner from Gloria’s Birthday Blog Hop is #90!
Sherri said…
Ooh, I love your stuff! I am now a follower. I love all the detail you put into your cards. Very cool!!
Congrats Sherri! Please contact me at And I will get your prize mailed to you!