Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Bee-Day

Hi again!!

Sorry for my absence this month!!  With the holidays I've just been busy!! I've been doing a little crafting but not much posting.

So anyway, my sister-in-laws birthday is next week and I made her this cute card.  I received the bumble bee cut from a cut swap I participated in.  I think it is from the Walk in My Garden cart.  I embossed the pink paper with the Divine Swirls cuttlebug folder.  And also added stickles to the bees wings.  I think it turned out cute and I hope my sister-in-law likes it!!

I am going to try better at keeping my projects posted!! :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Personalized Name Plaque

Hello Again!!

So now that it's December, everyone is thinking about Christmas!!!  It's coming and coming fast!!  This year has flew by!! But bring on the New Year!!

My friend asked me to make 3 name plaques for her to give as Christmas gifts...On one of them she wanted a hot pink/zebra theme and this is what I came up with...I think it turned out WAY cute!!  She also wanted so matching hair bows, so I just clipped them on for display...

 For the other two name plaques she told me just to do whatever I wanted!! :)

I found the wooden plaques at Hobby Lobby for $1.47 each and just measured and cut scrapbook paper and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the plaque.  For the name letter I used my Cricut to cut them out and then also used the Mod Podge to adhere them too.  After that dried, I sprayed them all with a sealer.  Then attached the ribbon and that was it!!  A quick and very cute gift.  Completely personalized!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Black Friday steals!!

So I ventured out at midnight last night!!  I went to Wal-Mart to get the $20 cricut carts...and I bought 3 of them!!!  Plus I bought my daughter a bike for $29!!  I picked up the Jolly Holidays, Four Legged Friends, and the Twinkle Toes (so so cute)!

I am pretty pleased with my purchases and can't wait to get time to play with them!!  Look out in the near future for post using these cartridges!!  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I recieved my first a BLOG AWARD!! :)

I checked my email this morning and to my surprise I had received a blog award from Amanda at My Scrappin' Obsession!!! This is my first award EVER!!  I am so excited and very thankful to Amanda!!  Check out her blog if you haven't already!!

The rules for accepting this award are:

1.Thank and link to the person who awarded you this.
2.Share 8 things about yourself.
3.Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.
8 Things About Me!!
1.  I have only had my Cricut for a year!!
2.  I will be 30 on my next birthday...
3.  I love getting mail, even if it's a bill, lol
4.  I despise doing laundry (Who doesn't, right?)
5.  I can't swim...Just never learned how.
6.  We went to Disney World in May and I gained 5 pounds in one week!!  Still haven't lost it! lol
7.  I'm ready for Summer, already...
8.  I dread putting up/taking down my Christmas tree! (I have a 16 month old who I'm sure will be all over it this year!)
The 8 blogs I chose to give this award to are:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Give Thanks" Banner

Hello Everyone!!

I fell in love with some of the banners that were displayed in the recent Banner Blog Hop!!  I had to make my own!!

The process of making one of these took a while for me as it was my first time!  But I am totally hooked now, lol!  They are so fun to make...

For my banner I used several different cartridges.  The tag shape was from TBBM, the letters are from Plantin Schoolbook and the swirls are from Gypsy Wanderings.  I bought a pack of fall colored flowers at Hobby Lobby to add some dimension to the banner.  To string the banner, I used Hemp cord from Wal-Mart...Enjoy and let me know what you think!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge -"Food"

This week Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge is a Food themed project...I used this popsicle from the Doodlecharms cartridge...Love Doodlecharms!!

Sorry for the blurry camera is having an off day, lol...I just couldn't get it to focus right...It may be the photographer too, lol.  But this is as good as I could get.  Anyway, I used the Threading Water punch on the top and bottom.  And added the green and pink coordinating ribbon...I had fun with this card!!

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Well, it's Friday night and my girls are in bed, finally!!  I actually made this card for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge then I realized I couldn't because I used the NEW Smiley Cards cartridge!!  Oh well, I couldn't wait any longer to use this cart!!  It's soooo much fun!!

Anyway, hope you all like it!!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge-Embossed project

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!!  We sure did!!

Momo is having her Tuesday Challenge again this week...And the objective is to create something using either dry embossing or heat embossing.

I made this simple birthday card using the Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder.  The balloons are from Once Upon a Princess cartridge.  This is a very simple card.  Sometimes that how I like them though!!

Have a great week!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Baby boy card

Hello Everyone!!

Well I'm finally back!  Sorry for the absence of posts lately!!  Just been busy!

I have had this paper for awhile now and have been wanting to use it!  Finally I had the chance.  It makes for a very cut baby boy card!  I stamped the little frog image and added the ribbon on the side.  And then finished it up with some stickles...I think it turned out very cute!

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge-Animal theme

Hi Everyone!!

Well it's Friday and Emma posted her Throwback Thursday Challenge yesterday...The challenge this week is to create an animal themed project!

I made a card for this challenge.  The little frog is from the Live Simply cartridge!  Not sure if a frog classifies as and animal or not but I went with it!  The little frog to too cute, don't ya think?  I used a border punch and some ribbon, along with the "Sale Sign" punch and "Best Wishes" stamp...I was pretty pleased with how it turned out!  And the googly eyes give the frog some personality!! 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge-Shaped Card

Hello Everyone!!

Sorry, its been awhile since I've posted anything!!  Just kind of been out of it lately!!  My whole family has been sick on and off for the past two weeks!!  We are starting to feel better so I thought I would enter this weeks Throwback Thursday Challenge...

The challenge this week is to create a shaped card and it MUST include the color orange.  I used the Bags, Tags, Boxes, and More cartridge for this flower shaped card!!  I added the stitching, button, and hemp cord and I was done!!  Hope you like it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge- Bird

Here I go again!!!

There are sooo many challenges today!!!  I couldn't resist entering them all!!

This card is for the My Pink Stamper challenge.  The only directions she gave was create a project using a bird!!  That's it!  And this is what I came up with!!

The little birdie is from the Live Simply cricut cart.  The patterned paper is from Heidi Grace (I just got it today at Big Lots, along with the pink textured cardstock, which is Bazzil!!)  I was at Michaels a few weeks ago and found this pink ribbon.  Let me just say that I love it!  It is felt!!!  I couldn't wait to get to use and I finally got the chance!  The Happy Birthday is heat embossed. I added the stitching and a little bling for the eye. This is such a TWEET card, lol!  I couldn't resist!!

Thanks for putting up with ALL my posts today...I've just been in a crafting mood lately!! :)

Crafting with Christina-Companion Challenge - Falling for Fall

Ok, I'm back again!!  :)

Cristina from Crafting with Cristina is having another Companion Challenge.  This weeks challenge was to create a fall card or project using the colors red, orange, and yellow and it must also include leaves.  The paper I used is from the Autumn Spendor stack by DCWV.  The glitter apple cutout was also from that stack.  I just cut it out and popped it up on the card.  I also used some brown and red grosgrain ribbon.  And on top of that I placed some coordinating buttons with cording knotted in them.  I love how this card turned out!!  I just love fall and all the colors!!  And it is perfect for FALL!!!

Throwback Thursday Challenge - "Old School Style"

Hello Everyone!!  Happy Fall!

I hope everyone is doing great!!  Fall is here, although it is still very hot!!!  I won't be long before Halloween!!  For this post, I entered Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge...The challenge was to create a card without using the Cricut using patterned paper!!  Well I have only been into card making for about 6 months so I have never HAD to make a card without my handy Cricut!!  I was a bit of a challenge just thinking up something.  But I have Halloween sticker pad and I just picked a cute sticker from it!!!  I used some patterned paper that I got from Hobby Lobby, added the "Happy Halloween" sticker on a matte, added a little ribbon and I was done!!

Although it was a bit of a challenge, it was nice not having to look for ideas on all my carts!!  Think it turned out cute!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Crafting with Christina-Companion Challenge-"Back to School" AND I GOT A GYPSY!!!!!

Hello again!!!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!  Well I work on weekends but I came home to a nice surprise!!  I ordered my Gypsy last Friday and I came today!!  It came with 6 cartridges!!  Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wanderings of course, plus 4 others that downloaded when I updated it!!  I have no clue what I'm doing but I will learn!!

Christina from Crafting with Christina is having her Companion Challenge this week!  My daughter just started Pre-K, so I did a layout of her first day!!  She was so excited!! 

I used the DCWV Grade School chalkboard paper!  I wasn't sure what other colors to use, so I just pulled them from her outfit and backpack.  And just added some black and white ribbon to bring it together!  I think it turned out cute!!

Have a great night!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge-"Just Because" card

Today's post is for the Tuesday Challenge for Made by Momo!!  The challenge was to make and send a "Just Because" card.  I just made this simple card.  No cricut at all...Just a little scrap paper, a pretty punch, and a little ribbon!  I have had this stamp for a while and never used it.  Finally, I found the perfect card to use it for!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge-Spider Card

I'm back today with my entry for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge!  The only rules were to used an older cartridge of your choice!!  I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for this card.  The little spider is just too cute.  I love this cartridge because you don't have to use the dolls on it!  There are so many other images that can be used alone!  I used the K & Company Spooktacular paper stack, along with the purple polka dot paper from Hobby Lobby.  I added the googly eyes to the spider! Doesn't he just look adorable...Finally, I used my white gel pen to outline his smile lines! 

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halloween Hairbows!!

Hi Everyone!!

Fall is in the air!!  I've been thinking alot about Halloween lately.  And my sis-in-law asked me to make a hair bow for her little girl for Halloween.  So I jumped all over it! lol  I have two little girls of my own and I LOVE making hair bows!  Here is what I came up with!  Hope you like them!

I usually post cards but since my blog name does include "PIGTAILS", I like to include some different posts every now and then! My next Halloween venture is "trying" to make personalized trick-or-treat bags using the" freezer paper" method. I will try to do a tutorial post on it!! I bought the materials I need yesterday and have been itching to get started, but couldn't find the time today...So hopefully I can have that up within the next week or so!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Live Simply card...Cute deer!!

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying a great Sunday!!  Me and my girls are having a great day at home!!  Just enjoying being at home together!

This cutie of a card was made using the Live Simply Lite cartridge...I didn't make this card for anyone particular but I love!  I felt really inspired today for some reason and this is what I came up with.  Both the frame and fawn are from the Live Simply cart.  The green mat for the frame was embossed with the Bloom Dots cuttlebug folder. I used my White Sakura gel pen to add the stitching and dots, and also to add the white parts of the fawns eye.  I have had this cartridge for a while and never really used it but there are some great little critters on it.  I will definitely be using it more often!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Hi Everyone!!

So I don't do many boy cards!!  I have two daughters,  4 nieces, and only 2 nephews...So needless to say I mostly do girl themes.  But my oldest nephews birthday is coming up so I decided to try a boy card out!  This car was cut from the Graphically Speaking cartridge...I used yellow Stickles for the headlights to give them a little something.  I love the colors and how the card came out.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wow!! 27 Followers!!!!

Well, I hadn't been on in a few days and came back to a nice surprise!!  I now have 27 followers!  I am so excited!  Yeah I know alot of you have way more than that but 27 is big for me, lol!  Thanks to all of you that subscribed to my blog!!

So, a new Joann's opened nearby and I went this morning to check it out!!  They had their DCWV 12x12 paper stacks for 50% off!  Great deal!  So I picked up Nana's Kids and the Citrus stack...I can't wait to use them!!  I think I officially have an addiction to paper!  Last week Michaels had their paper on sale too, so I got a K & Company Spooktacular halloween paper pad and the Autumn Splendor (can't remember the brand on that one)  Well anyway, I have lots of new paper to create with!!  So watch out for new postings very soon!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Girls Rule!!

Hello Everyone!!

I hope everyone is having a great day!!  I just got the Cricut Lite cart "Slumber Party"!!  It's too cute!!  I made this cut card while my 14 month old was napping!!  I cut the cellphone and all layers at 3 3/4 inches.  I didn't add the little numbers on the button, they were way too tiny!!  This paper stack is from Big Lots...Only $5 for a HUGE stack.  I love the colors and patterns in it.  Can't remember the name of it though, lol.  I thought this would be a cute card for a pre-teen!!  It has such fun colors and of course the cell phone!!  Just wanted to share my newest card creation!!  Hope you like it!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge

Hey guys!!!

So today is the last day in August and that just so happens to be my oldest daughters birthday!!! She is 4 years old!! She is growing up on me! I want to wish her the best birthday ever!

This card was made for Momo's Tuesday Challenge...If you haven't checked out her blog, YOU SHOULD!! She's awesome!!

So the challenge was to use the colors black and white, and then one other color of your choice. Great challenge!! I was feeling very uninspired this morning...but after sitting and pondering, I finally chose this shoe cut from the Graphically Speaking cartridge. And it kind of just fell into place from there!! It is very different from what I usually do but hey sometimes you have to think outside of the box!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Baby boy card

Good evening Everyone!!

My post for tonight is a sweet baby boy card!! I haven't made very many baby cards, so I thought I would give it a try. I actually made this card a few weeks ago and finally getting around to posting it!!

I used all scraps for this card! Yay!! I have too many scraps!! The circle with "baby" was cut from the Simply Sweet cartridge. Finally, I added the ribbon and buttons. I think its such a sweet little card. Enjoy!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Hi Everyone!!

For todays post I made another pocket card! I made this card as my entry to Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge. This is my first time entering this challenge. The challenge this week was to make something "Princess" themed. I thought this little crown was perfect!
Its was cut from the Once Upon a Princess cart. With lots of bling, stickles, and prima flowers; this card is fit for a Princess for sure!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Oh My Crafts...Halloween Challenge

I'm back with another challenge entry post!! Oh My Crafts is sponsoring a Halloween Challenge over at The challenge is to create a Halloween themed project. The winner will recieve halloween prize package.

I made this card using the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. The bag was cut from that cartridge. I used some pearlescent green cardstock, along with some bright green paper that I inked around the edges. Finally, I added the polka dot ribbon at the top. Just a simple card!!

Crafting with Christina...Companion Challenge Entry...Birthday Themed Project

Good Morning Everyone!!

So this week I decided to enter at challenge!! Christina over at "Crafting with Christina" is hosting a Companion Challenge. The challenge this week it to create a birthday themed project using at least one cricut cut. And the winner of the challenge gets the Hannah Montana cricut cartridge!!

I decided to try my hand at making a pocket card!! And this is how it turned out! I'm pretty happy with the results! Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!!