Saturday, December 25, 2010


Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Frosty the Snowman

Here's a fast and friendly gift! Well, not body friendly...

Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm in LoVe!

I am so in love with the new December Membership digis! I was thinking that maybe it's because Valentines Day would give us only two more months of winter. :) I wish! But, no...I love them! Here's card #2.

I Woof You!

Here's card #1 from the new December Membership digis from Dustin.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Bingo! I figured out my dilemma yesterday. Instead of hitting six stores, I only hit one. It was so worth it! I designed two cards with the new December Membership digis. But you'll have to wait for the sun to come up so I can take the pictures. In the meantime, here's a Christmas card for you!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I'm in a serious I go finish my Christmas shopping or play all day with Dustin's new December Membership releases? Ahhhhhhhh, I can't decide!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Time!!! (for another) Recipe Challenge

It's Time! Happy New Year! Okay, I'm a little early, but it fit perfect for our next DDS recipe challenge. Just combine embossing, bling & some metal with a DDS image = recipe for success.

Be sure to post your creation over on the DDS Design Team's Challenge blog by Saturday, December 11th.

Dudley loves Welch's sparkling white grape juice. I had to cheat with apple juice to take the picture. Can you see it snowing outside in the background? We've received 5 inches of snow today and it's still snowing!

Pocket watch is from the Old West Cricut cartridge with a Tim Holtz watch face. Happy New Year phrase is from Wild Card Cricut cartridge.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving Day! This is the first year in my whole long legged life that we have not gone to Thanksgiving with my family. :( My DD and I are sick so we decided to stay home and have our own little family dinner. I must say it was quite delicious (especially the green bean casserole), but I did miss my family.

This card is dedicated to all of you who have Thanksgiving me and let's do lunch so I can hear the details! Gobble, gobble!

Remember Dustin is having his Super Duper Mega sale, but it's ending soon! Check it out!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

38 Days Until Christmas...

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas here in Utah. It snowed earlier this week and will snow again this weekend. I like snow in the mountains and on Christmas. Yeah, I'm thinking I live in the wrong place for that type of attitude. I'm sooooo ready to get on an airplane! I think I should meet Santa & Frosty in Cancun. (I used actual pictures from our Cancun trip for the backgrounds and PSE the wording). Man, I really miss the beach.

Only 38 more days until Christmas! Are you ready?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Challenge!

Card #1

Card #2 - Sorry, I just had too. :)

Yum, it's almost time for Thanksgiving! What better way to get more in the mood than to have a Thanksgiving Challenge! You know the routine...pick your favorite DDS and design anything you want then link it on the DT Challenge Blog. If you need inspiration or just want to see great ideas (yea Design Team!), check out the DT Challange Blog website first. The challenge ends on Saturday, November 27th.

To see more of my Thanksgiving ideas just keep scrolling down this page. I whipped up some projects when the images were first released (October 16th). Thankfully, now I have a new camera!

AND be sure to hop over to our newest Doodle Dragon Studio Design Team member Ted's blog. Welcome, welcome Ted! He's going to be a great addition to the team!

Thanks for stopping by. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Black Friday Sale from Dustin

If you haven't seen the amazing sale Dustin announced on his website, you better stop right now and head over there. This is one sale you won't want to miss!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Welcome Winter!

In honor of my family's favorite ski resort opening yesterday, I wanted to use this cute gift card holder that I found at Michael's for $1. Add a fabulous DDS image (from October membership), some Stickles on the snow and his carrot nose and let's go! Because you know, Utah has the greatest snow on earth!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day!

A special thank you to all the veterans who fight, and have fought, to protect our country. You are my heroes!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge

It's an anything goes challenge! Let your creative juices flow. Pick your favorite DDS image then whip up something fun. Be sure to post it on the DDS Design Team's blog for a chance to win a free image from Dustin! Entries must be posted by Saturday, November 13th.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What a Bunch of Characters!

Grab a Diet Coke!!! This one is a long one!

Yea! We finally made it to Disneyland! Yes, I did say finally. I'm usually not a sharer of personal stories, but this one is a success moment so bear with me. Over 1 1/2 years ago I approached my DH with a deal...if I lost 25 lbs. then he would send me and Brooke (my 9 year old DD) to Disneyland. Seemed simple enough at the time (obviously because I'm the one who thought of the deal), but Mickey Mouse land turned out to be more illusive to get to then originally planned. For whatever excuses, I did the whole yo yo thing way too long.

In August, I finally decided to get serious and jumped in full force. I was officially motivated this time. There were many more factors why THIS time was going to be IT. The strongest one was so when I walked my son across the field on Senior Night on his last game of his high school football career, we could both be proud. I rocked it and lost 40 lbs! Here we are:

I love my #89! I wore Brandon's letterman jacket for the occasion. It was awesome! I've never worn someone's jacket. :) He also won Academic All-State in Football. Such a proud mother moment! Have you heard the song by Kenny Chesney - The Boys of Fall? You have to watch the video! I cry every time I hear it. Football has been our life for 9 years. I will miss seeing him (and his friends) on the field.

Senior Night was on Friday night and we (Brooke & I) left Saturday morning for Disneyland. TA-DAH! FINALLY!

Mickey greeted us each morning. He must be really tricky because we saw him at his house about 10 minutes later and he was dressed in his tux. :) Hmmm...I wonder how many Mickey's are in the park at one time? Do they ever cross paths?

If we weren't seeing the characters (priorities here) or riding rides, we were playing with all the fun hats! We literally tried on all the hats in all the different areas and took pictures in each one. The salesman in Frontier Land seemed a little annoyed. Who needs to buy the hats when you can just play with them? This Jack hat was my personal fav. I might have purchased it, but for some silly reason I only brought one suitcase for us to share. Note to self...bring an empty suitcase! Hello? Who only brings one suitcase for Disneyland!

Here's my favorite character I met while in Disneyland! It's Dustin! Even though we only live 50 miles from each other, this is the first time we've met! All the way in Disneyland! Our trips overlapped by a day. He's awesome! Darn it! I should have had him sign my autograph book. I'm one of his biggest fans! Maybe I can get an autographed picture instead! :)

It snowed in Utah 6" the morning the day we were flying home. It was 85 degrees in Cali. Mickey said we could stay as long as we wanted. Soooo tempting to stay until Spring!

So I still have 20 more pounds I want to lose. I wonder if I can get another vacation somewhere?!!! Where should I go?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Halloween Challenge

Spooooooooky! Time has vanished and it's time for another Doodle Dragon Studio challenge! This week create something Halloweenish, then post it on the DT challenge blog by Saturday, October 30th.

I'm not sure why, but I just am not in the mood to make a card lately. So this challenge I chose to create candy in a can. It's super easy and fun to do! See the link below to learn how.

Watch how easy it is to make Candy in a Can.

One 12 oz bag of Hershey Kisses will fill one can of Dole pineapple can perfectly. Add in some black ribbon bats with the Martha Stewart Halloween fence punch and you're ready to roll.

Have a fun & safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Turkey Time!

The NEW Turkey Time set released from Dustin means Fun Time for me!

It's almost Turkey Time! I love, love, love Thanksgiving. I am truly blessed with a great life, especially when I'm surrounded by my family. The day fills my soul with warm, loving memories and new memories to make.

Try making these easy table assignment treats filled with M&M's. Only 19 more to create!

Some days I'm all about super simple! Forget the layering, punches, bling, embossing...just use Dustin's cute images!

Yummmmm. My Thanksgiving food assignment is always Green Bean Casserole. It's my favorite thing on the table besides the mash potatoes & gravy, hot steamy rolls, Stove Top stuffing (no homemade stuff - yuck!), the pecan pie really, GBC is #1 favorite on my plate. I can't wait!

A Turkey Bowl fun is the perfect Kitchen Pass to not have to cook all day!

Happy Turkey Day!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Provo Craft Cricut Swarm

What better way to spend your birthday weekend than at a Provo Craft Cricut Circle Swarm? I love my Cricut and Provo Craft! I am formerly AdminKerri on the Cricut message board, which made it sooooo much fun to put faces to the MB family names.

I'm not going to lie...the highlight of my day was meeting Pam - thebugbytes. :) She is even more awesome and amazing in person! We had worked very closely together since she is a Bug Guide, but had never met. I'm so happy she jumped on a plane to come! AdminBecky was in her Halloween element. She's a riot to work with!

We had such a cool table. Phlenin convinced Makeupgirl217 and I to put on our crazy Cricut Imagine glasses for this pic. Love you guys too! Thanks for a great day ladies!

Of course, I had to use a Dustin image on my calling card! It's the cutest bear and pumpkin ever. Here's the front and back of my card.

Despite spraining my ankle (which is now a pretty black & blue color) in the dance off for the new Imagine machine, I had a fabulous time! I didn't win the big prize, but I won a cartridge.

I wonder when they will do another Swarm? I'm ready!

Happy Haunting!!!

Whooooooo's excited? Me! I was featured in the Provo Craft Chirp newsletter last week!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Macho, Macho Man Challenge!

Only 243 days until summer vacation and my son graduates from high school. :) and :( all at the same time. We attended College Night this week to get prepped for scholarships and admissions. The next day we had a SEOP appointment with his counselor. They had him write exactly how he wanted his name to appear on his diploma. What? Not yet! We still have 243 days until that happens! I know it will be here way too fast, so I had to make a count down card in my son's honor for our Masculine challenge.

He can change the numbers each day. Now it's your turn to pick your Doodle Dragon Studio image and create a card for your favorite man. Then post it on the DDS Design Team Challenge blog. Make sure you post it by Saturday, October 16th.

This is a 7"x12" side step card. The "Dude" phrase is from Feeling Groovy Cricut cartridge. The clips are from Stampin' Up.

Dustin is Dino Mite!

Dustin is Dino Mite! He just release a new set of Dino Birthday images. I looked and looked for pinata paper to glue around the circle. I know I have purchased something similar in the past, but I couldn't find it. So I opted to make it myself with crepe paper, very fun and very easy. The star blast is flashback from elementary school days projects when you made complete pictures by twisting small pieces of crepe paper. Remember those? The Dino Mite phrase is from Create A Critter Cricut cartridge (one of my new favorites).

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brown, Orange & Red Challenge

It's time for another challenge! I'm a little late, but I had to join in!

Create your project using only Brown, Orange & Red plus a DDS image. Then post it over on the Design Team Challenge blog by Saturday, October 2nd.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


It's spooky! Halloween is coming upon us fast! Dustin has a new set of Halloween digis for you. Look at all the fun digis below.

Go to Dustin's site to see the Design Team's take on these amazing digis and get the link to purchase this Halloween set.

The picture doesn't show it, but on the skeleton I used glossy accent on the entire bones/skull except for the eyes and teeth. It turned out really cool in person. Try it! Oh, and I had to use my awesome new Martha Stewart Halloween fence punch.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fancy Folds Challenge #18

This card is a double duty challenge card. As Dustin said on his blog, the Utah State Fair is starting this weekend. So what better thing to make than a card to celebrate the occasion! I can't wait to go! The Doodle Dragon Studio challenge this week is to make a card with fancy folds. Fancy fold away with a DDS image, then post your card on the Design Team's blog for a chance for a prize from Dustin.

The challenge over on the Cuttlebug Spot blog is to create a card with a "It's a Fair" theme. Perfect timing! I love my Cricut & Cuttlebug!

Card recipe:
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Spots & Dots
Monkey: Dustin Pike image (At the Zoo collection)
Farris wheel: Cricut Summer Vacation cartridge
Polka dot paper: American Crafts - Celebration

Anyone going to the Cricut Circle Swarm in Utah on October 9th?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's Freebie time!

Dustin just released this freebie today! It has a blank banner so you can fill in whatever you want it to say. I say...We love Dustin! His creations are amazing. So swing on over to his blog get this cute monkey in B&W, colored jpg, and colored png files. Thanks for the set of great freebies Dustin!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Oh Baby! It's a Challenge!

I was feeling a little crafty today so I thought I'd venture into a different realm than usual and try something besides DDS. I know! Say it isn't so! Please forgive me. I wandered over to the Cuttlebug Spot blog and found a cute challenge with a baby theme. Perfecting timing! I needed a baby shower card. Here's my creation:

Here's the recipe:
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Cuttlebug Welcome Baby pack for the title
Spellbinders scalloped square frame
Cute B&W picture is actually my bear :)
Pattern paper: All My Memories - Juicy

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

No Designer Paper?

Say what? No designer paper? Yep. That's this week's challenge from DDS. Thank heavens Provo Craft just released a new set of Cuttlebug folders that are 5x7 (I found this one at Michael's). School is starting on Wednesday so I had to make a card to celebrate the day.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Challenge Recipe!

This card describes how my life is right now! It's crazy, busy and down right NUTTY! And despite the daily 90+ degrees temperatures here in Utah, I can feel a hint of autumn coming in the air. So what better image to break out than this one!

Join us in the new Doodle Dragon Studio recipe challenge! It's simple...choose a Dustin Pike image (of course), add some buttons, stitching with a decorative edge and you've completed a card for the challenge! Be sure to link to your card on our DDS Design Team Challenge blog.

Hopefully things will slow down in the nutty department and I can do some crafting!

Here's a side view: