Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nuts about You!

Hello! I pulled out last year's Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg for this entire card! Remember to pull out last year's collections and mix them into new ones if you would like! I got this from Pumpkin Spice and you can click on the links in the recipe to take you to the page where you can get individual sheets. :)


I made this for the Cricut Circle Magazine challenge of using Cosmo Cricket, at least three Cricut Cuts (squirrel, acorn, and 6 leaves), and embossing! 


Monday, August 29, 2011

Jillibean Soup

I made this for the Jillibean Soup Sketch Challenge for August.

Jillibean Soup: Apple Cheddar Soup™
Cartridge: Cake Basics™

This is the sketch that it was based on: 


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Core'dinations Color Challenge! :)

This is my first time participating in a Core'dinations Challenge. I am excited about it! It's a color challenge. Check it out HERE.

I made a 3x3 card.



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Geek is Chic Release Party!

Well, I am helping to wrap up the Geek is Chic release party. If you have missed out on any of it, go check it out on the Imaginisce blog HERE because we have been bombarding you with fantastic inspiration on what you can do with these papers!!! There might also be a huge GIVEAWAY over there! 

I actually made these quite a while ago so I am really excited to finally be able to share them with you! 

For this card I used the Wrap it Up cartridge™. While there is already a shaped card function on this cartridge, I wanted all of the layers (I even cut a few of them multiple times to get even more options). So I ended up welding this together myself. But if you like shaped cards, this would be a GREAT one to start with as it does all the work for you! 

You're the Apple of My Eye
I'll admit it: I'm such a dork. Our high school was called "York" so we were often referred to as the York Dorks (proudly so!) Anyway, I couldn't resist this wonderful pun so of course I made this card with the sunglasses - You're the Apple of My EYE - get it?!? My husband totally didn't! Haha... AND he was a York Dork too!!! 

Remember that there is a challenge this month and there is only one more day to play! You could win $75 worth of goodies!!! You can check it out HERE.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Pink Designer Showcase!

Today at My Pink Stamper we are doing our Designer Showcase with Robyn's new stamp sets! Head on over there and see what we have created for your inspirational pleasure! 

I made this with her Biggie Christmas stamps, Birthday Bash™, and Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art™! Remember that you can use the Cake cartridges in your regular expression!


Monday, August 22, 2011

Wishing you lots of love this Christmas.

I know I know, it's early for Christmas cards (let alone two! See earlier posts! :)), but when I got my little hands on Biggie Christmas - a stamp set from the most recent My Pink Stamper release... I couldn't help but feel in the holiday spirit!

Wishing you lots of love this Christmas



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Such a Cute Boy and a winner!

You all know my love of My Mind's Eye. So this month's sketch challenge was a must! :) 

I also made this for the Circle Blog Challenge A (pop) of B(right) C(olor) -1-2-3: 1 sentiment sticker, 2 grommets as decoration, 3 stars and a pop of red! :) 


It was based on this sketch here:

If you would like to participate in the sketch challenge, you have until the 21st to play so do so quickly! HERE is the link to the challenge! 

The winner of the My Pink Stamper blog hop and the My Mind's Eye paper pack is.....

I have to say, I see this lovely lady winning all the time!!! She is SO lucky! I need a little of her to rub off on me! haha. Congratulations Savannah! Please email me at with your mailing address so that I can get your prize out to you!


Friday, August 19, 2011

A Huge Thanks

Yet another card made with Artful Delight's August Card Kit (which is sadly sold out, but everything used here was also in the Scrapbooking kit so you can still get that!)

Things not included in the kit:


There are only a few more days left to enter into the Artful Delight Sketch Challenge HERE. But you could win September's Kit!!! 


Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Bees are Flying the Hive

Yesterday was the final day of Betty Bee's Buzz being an active blog. So buzzzz on by and say farewell to all of the ladies!

While I flew away from the hive a few months ago, I wanted to come back for this festive finish! :) 


A HUGE thank you to Betty Bee! She was the first person to ever ask me to be a part of a design team and has been such an inspiration and a mother hen for me throughout this process! 

Thank you also to my sweet honeybees! The encouragement got me to new places and I think we will all be honeybees for life! :) I wish you all well! 


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Have a Joy Filled Christmas!

I made this for the new releases of the My Pink Stamper stamps - in this case: Biggie Christmas. This is fabulous stamp set and I simply bent the stamp around on an acrylic block to make it match the curve of the  snowman. 

A lovely lady named Jennifer asked me what cartridge it came from - I have been addicted to the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge™ recently. You can order it from the Creative Memories site HERE or through any CM distributer. You can see all of the projects I have made with it by scrolling down and on the right side, I have "tagged" each one with the label "Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons". Thanks for the inquiry Jennifer! 

Have a Joy Filled Christmas


This qualifies for the Jingle Belle challenge: Bling on the holidays! I thought both the stickles and the jingle bell (tee hee) would count as bling! :) 


Monday, August 15, 2011

Artful Delight - Thank You Snail

This is another card I made with the Artful Delight August Card Kit

I don't know if there are any left, but there might be one or two. 

Artful Delight August Card Kit
Things not in the kit:
pink cheek paper
Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots
Cartridge: Birthday Bash
white gel pen
Hot Rock Compact in Pink, Black, and Clear™ (antennae)
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper: Sweet Baby
Ink: Momento in Rich Cocoa™

Make sure you play in the sketch challenge HERE as you could win next month's kit!!!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Party Time and a winner from Shop Pumpkin Spice


This week at Peachy Keen Stamps, the challenge is to use both a face stamp and to make a shaped card...

Well, you ALL know how much I love to make shaped cards so I thought, why not!? :)

Jill from Jillibean Soup gave me a sheet of the white corrugated kraft to try cutting on the Cricut. I used a deep cut blade with the blade on 5, pressure high and speed slow. And it cut wonderfully! It wasn't absolutely perfect, but it was good enough for sure! I don't think you could cut intricate shapes very easily, but I was really pleased with the result. So thank you to Jill for giving it to me to try out! :)


For the Shop Pumpkin Spice Gift Certificate for $20 (THANK YOU SHOP PUMPKIN SPICE!!!), the winner is..... 

CONGRATULATIONS! I will forward your email address to Shop Pumpkin Spice and they will give you your coupon code!!! :) 



Friday, August 12, 2011

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop and giveaway alert!

I am SO excited that today is the first My Pinkalicious Blog Hop of the new DT term! 

You should have gotten here from Missy's blog. If not, start back HERE at the My Pink Stamper blog to join in the fun and find out how you can order Robyn's awesome stamps!

Our new Design Teammates are fantastic and oh so talented!!! Welcome and welcome ladies!!!

All of these things make me want to say Hip-Hooray which is why I am giving away a set of girl Hip-Hooray papers from My Mind's Eye!!! Leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner in a week! If you are international, I just ask that you pay the shipping. 


Blog Hop Order
Courtney (Court's Crafts) <---You Are Here

Now you are off to the fabulous Renee's blog!!! 

Before you go, make sure you leave a comment on this post to win the Hip-Hooray Girl Line from My Mind's Eye! 


Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Mind's Eye Newsletter 2.0

I promised you the other project that I made for the MME Newsletter and here it is! :) 

Don't forget tomorrow is the My Pink-alicious Blog Hop! Come back as I think I will have a prize for you!

Happy Birthday

The links to the My Mind's Eye: Lost and Found: Breeze products are where you can pre-order them. Keep checking and I'm sure the links will be up soon! :)


  1. Using the Christmas Solutions Cartridge, cut the present at 3” out of “Fun Day” Borderline Paper™. 
  2. Cut the out of off white paper. 
  3. Use the present to trace around it on olive green cardstock to create the blackout for the present. 
  4. Add the off-white pieces - pop dotting the bow.
  5. Cut a background piece of “Everywhere” Mirrors Paper at 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”
  6. Cut two pieces of brown cardstock at 3.25” x 4” and 3.5” x 2.75”.
  7. Cut a corresponding piece of “Precious” Train Paper at  3 1/8” x 3 7/8”. 
  8. Cut a corresponding piece of “Everywhere” Correspond Paper at 3 3/8” x 2 5/8”. 
  9. Adhere corresponding pieces to the brown cardstock. 
  10.  Ink around edges of “Everywhere” Mirrors Paper.
  11.  Adhere to card base.
  12.  Stamp sentiment with the brown ink on the “Everywhere” Correspond Paper layer.
  13. Tie a bow with the crinkled ribbon around the same layer.
  14.  Adhere the “Precious” Train Paper layer at an angle to the card base.
  15.  Next adhere the “Everywhere” Correspond Paper layer.
  16.  Add the brad to the center of the bow on the present. 
  17.  Adhere the present using foam dimensional tape to the card.
  18.  Using Stickles in Diamond, stickle the ribbon of the bow. 
  19.  Give it to someone on their birthday! :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Will Love You Forever - card 2 of 4 in the Pumpkin Spice Kit!

This is the second card that I made in my set of four for the Pumpkin Spice "You Are My Sunshine" Kit. It's available for pre-order HERE.

I Will Love You Forever

My husband and my anniversary is coming up September 1st so this will be his anniversary card! :) 

Tune in the next two Wednesdays to see the final two cards! I think the last one is my favorite! :) 


Monday, August 8, 2011

My Mind's Eye Newsletter Posts 1.0

This is the first project that I made for the My Mind's Eye Newsletter! I'm really excited to share them with you! I hope you like them. They are both using the My Mind's Eye: Lost and Found Two: Breeze line. LOVE the Lost and Found lines and this one is no exception! It makes it easy to create with pretty papers!

Tomorrow I will be sharing a card made with the Artful Delight kit, Wednesday will be the second card in my Pumpkin Spice Kit, and Thursday will be the card that is in the My Mind's Eye Newsletter!


The links below to the Lost and Found Two collection aren't up yet, but they will be super soon, so check back in a couple of days!


  1. Using Summer in Paris Cartridge cut the Arc de Triumph out of black cardstock and Breeze “Precious Motif Paper” at 5.5 inches.
  2. Also using the Summer in Paris Cartridge cut the Eiffel Tower at 10.75 inches. Using scissors, cut off the top flag. It will be replaced by a My Mind’s Eye sticker! :)
  3. Cut the “Precious” Motif Paper at 1.5x12” for the strip on the right hand page and 6.25” x 1.5” for the strip on the left hand page. 
  4. Using scissors, cut the 6.25” x 1.5” strip at angles to make a snake’s tongue cut. 
  5. Cut black cardstock for the photo mats at 3.25” x 11” and 10” x 4.5”. 
  6. Cut the Breeze “Fun Day” Today Paper at 8.5x 7 3/8”.
  7. Cut the Breeze “Dream” Wallpaper Paper at 5” x 5”.
  8. Cut the Breeze “Boyish” Handsome Paper at 7 3/8” x 11” and 1” x 7 3/8”.
  9. Add a layered sticker as a flag using the Breeze “Dream” Layered Stickers™
  10. Using your hole puncher, punch two small holes on the edges of the die cut “Beauty is Everywhere” and in the corners of the bottom of the Eiffel Tower.
  11.  Use ribbon to tie bows through the holes. 
  12.  Adhere all base layers down on both pages.
  13.  Using foam dimensionals add the Eiffel Tower.
  14.  Using Foam dimensionals add the photo mats. 
  15.  Stamp “You have all of my love” in black using the Dream stamps. 
  16.  Embellish and journal! :) 

    I also made this for the Cricut Circle weekly challenge this week: scrapbooking some vacation! I had SUCH a fabulous time in Paris with my handsome husband so naturally Summer in Paris was a PERFECT cartridge for that trip! 

    I am a very proud Circlet so if you have any questions about it, let me know! It's an open enrollment period where you can sign up for another year! 


    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop + MME Lost and Found Sunshine + a Giveaway!!!

    Today is our very first hop to introduce the Pumpkin Spice Design Team!!!

    You should have gotten here from Lenae's blog. Isn't she darling?!? If not, start at the beginning HERE at the Pumpkin Spice Blog!

    Each month there will be a "featured designer" where we are allowed to create a kit! I have created 4 cards to go in the kit that I made. It is called You Are My Sunshine! Why you might ask?.? BECAUSE I am using the BRAND NEW My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two Sunshine Collection!!! I LOVE this collection! And because I am known for calling up my girlfriends and singing this to their answering machines....

    So you can make the four cards that I will be releasing with the kit that I created (and so many more! You will have quite a bit of paper left over!). I will be releasing one card every Wednesday here on my blog and on the Pumpkin Spice blog. But if you hop over to see the kit, then you'll get to see all of them!

    Okay, I just saw the pricing on this kit and it is $15!!!! Crazy good! You get ALL of the Sunshine collection papers, 4  8.5x11" white cardstock (for the card bases and cuts), AND the brads, sticker stackers, burlap.... AND there is an add-on where you can get the My Pink Stamper stamps for $15.50 for one or $30 for both of the ones I used - and they are my most used My Pink Stamper stamps!!!! Crazy good! Click HERE to check it out!!!

    Small print: Now I did use Cricut Cartridges for all of these and have used a few items outside of the kit, but you can improvise easily to make these work with the stash you have! :)

    Without further ado, the first card is a baby card because we always need those! The next three cards will be anniversary, birthday, and thank you themed. Enjoy!

    *I got my inspiration for this card from Cricut Magazine August 2011 - page 55 - Feeling Under the Weather by Melyssa Connolly*


    Here is a sneak peek of all four cards. :) 

    Leave a message at each stop on the blog hop as ALL of us have a prize - Pumpkin Spice is giving away a $20 gift card to the store for EACH of us!!!!! CRAZINESS! That's a total of $100 in gift cards!!! THANK YOU Pumpkin Spice!!! You have one week to leave comments and I will pick a winner next Saturday! 

    Now you are off to my dear, sweet, lovely, wonderful friend June's blog!


    Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    Cards using Roly Rosies

    Today at Imaginisce a few of us DT members have the privilege of showing you what Roly Rosies can look like on your various cards! 

    I have ALWAYS loved this tool since the minute I rolled my first flower. It's SO easy and quick and adds so much dimension! Your envelopes will definitely be stuffed and you will have to put extra postage on it because it will need to be hand sorted (I have to do that for all of my cards anyway). So grab a petal roller and some roly rosies (they have fabric ones too) and add them to a card, a broach, a hair clip, a headband or even a necklace and enjoy! :) 

    True Love
    The inspiration for this card came from a home decor project that fellow DT member Aphra Bolyer did HERE


    Happy Thanksgiving


    Thank You


    Now hop on over to the Imaginisce Blog for more inspiration from fellow DT members!