Friday, October 28, 2011

I love candy!

The cute candy corn is from Fresh Brewed Designs.  The paper is from DCWV and Echo Park.  Bling from my stash; twine from here.


DO NOT EAT CANDY CORN!  Help this little guy out will ya!!  
I won't eat candy corn this Halloween or ever....I don't like them. LOL  My candy of choice, Jolly Ranchers!

All paper from DCWV and the image from Fresh Brewed Designs.  I will share my last Halloween card later this morning. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CWC Challenge #57 Scarecrows

There's a new challenge over at Cooking with Cricut: it's all about scarecrows, crows and hay.  The scarecrow and pumpkin are from Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.  The wagon with hay is from Pop up neighborhood cartridge.  The crow is from Paper Crafting World, it was too cute to pass it up. :)  Paper: DCWV, MAMBI and Co-oredinations.  The twine is from The Twinery; buttons and bling from my stash.

The pictures were taken last year at our local pumpkin patch.  I don't have many pictures of this day so I'm making a 8x8 photo book.  Should be easier to complete, I think? :)  Please stop by and check out with the amazing CWC DT has designed for you! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I created this layout for my Roberts Crafts DT day; a not so spooky Halloween layout.
I used DCWV paper and The Paper Company card stock. The cuts are from Paper Dolls Dress Up and October 31st Cricut cartridges.  I also did some stamping; the Happy Halloween, trick or treat and eek! are by Inkadinkadoo stamps. 

Candy Corn Family

The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and colored it using Bic Mark It markers. I used DCWV and Echo Park paper; glitter by Studio G.  The sentiment is by Inkadinkado and twine from The Twinery.

I'm entering into their color challenge FBC#69.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Thank you for stopping by during Saturday's hop.  The winner of the Crafty Sprouts stamp set Totally Witchin is # 8 Victoria from Victoria's Junk.

Congrats Victoria!!
Please email me at yoliejustcreate(at)gmail(dot)com

Saturday, October 22, 2011

El Cucuy Blog Hop

Welcome to the El Cucuy AKA The Boggieman blog hop!!  This is the last stop of the hop.   You don't want to miss out on all the fabulous Halloween creations, so please start from the beginning and don't forget to leave a comment. :)
As your host, I came up with the theme of the hop, but I couldn't get myself to make something "cucuy (boogieman) worthy!  I had a card in mind, but couldn't get myself to make was too creepy for me. LOL  I'm a big scaredy cat, so I consider this creepy. :)  When was about 6, I was a terror!  My aunt Carmen couldn't handle me anymore.  So she would tell me spooky stories and told me that the cucuy was going to get me if I continued to be bad.  It was a different time back then although I have used it with my nieces and nephews but it didn't really work.  LOL  Here's the screen shot of my almost "creepy" card:

So here are the cards I did manage to make, not creepy but spooky cute! :):)  The candy monsters are digi stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs.  The sentiment "I heart candy" is from Crafty Sprouts, Let's Go Blog Hopping, stamp set.  I also did some masking for the second sentiment, "I heart candy corn".  The word corn is from a different stamp set, but here's the sentiments I used.

Erika from Crafty Sprouts is sponsoring the hop! Thanks Erika!  Please leave a comment on every blog for a chance to win Crafty Sprouts stamp set Totally Witchin.  I will announce the winner on Monday, October 24th.

And here's the super duper pooper scooper talented line up!!!

Elsa - Cricut Lover

Erika -Crafty Sprouts

Gaby - Gaby Creates

Patty - Creative Diva

Ruthie - September Ninth

Xochitl - Cricut Critter

Yolie - JustYolie

Sorry for the pooper scooper, but those are the words I can think of right now that rhyme with super duper. LOL

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sending Some Bloggy Love

The image is by Fresh Brewed Designs .  I colored the image using Bic Mark It markers, glitter pens and color pencils.  The shape is from Elegant Edges.  If you look closely, there's a letter addressed to Mr. Turtle!  Too cute!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #56

I made the Cooking with Cricut Design Team! Yay! This is the first challenge I'm participating as a member of the Dt.  The challenge is to use purple, green and follow the sketch below.  I used the postage cut from the Sentimentals cart and the pumpkin with flourish from Scary and Chic.  The adorable bear is a digi stamp from Paper Crafting World, you can find it here.  The ticket stub and the "treat" are both by Inkadinkadoo stamps.

Happy 'Owl'oween FBD Challenge #67

The owl on pumpkin is a spanking new digi stamp by Fresh Brewed Designs....I love owls, on paper that is.  I'm afraid of the real ones, they are all over my neighborhood and I have a couple nesting on my roof. Not cute! LOL   The sentiment is from the Ows2Love stamp set by Stamps of Life.

I'm entering the card to Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge #67, create anything using pumpkins and to challenge #69 use black, orange and purple.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PCW: Chocolate Cupcake Challenge

We will start a new season of challenges on Friday at  Paper Crafting World!  Our first challenge for the Autumn term is to create using a chocolate cupcake or cake. 

This is Betsy! The newest addition to the Cutie Patootie Collection, isn't she the cutest!  I created the circle flourish with shapes in SCAL2.  The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars.
Here's one of the sketches we were asked to follow:

I tried following the sketch on my second, but it took on a mind of its own. :)  Another Cutie Patootie, Suzee.  She borrowed the shoes from the Kisses 2U Bear and she's holding the newest swirly cupcake.  The flower medallion and the celebrate title are also PCW cutting files.

Please stop by PCW blog for the more details on the challenge.  PCW is the sister blog of Cooking with Cricut.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sending Smiles...

Across the Miles
The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs  rubber stamps, E(spresso) Mail.  I colored it with Bic Mark Its and glitter pens.

Link Up for Pink winners will be announced Tuesday, October 18th @ 12noon PST. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Link Up for Pink

Thank you everyone for linking your beautiful PINK creations to Link Up for Pink!   Wow!! We had 562 amazing projects linked!! 
The winners will be selected by and announced on Tuesday, October 18th in the afternoon. 
Also you can make monetary donations to LUFP's Relay for Life page.

Thanks again for participating!

Friday, October 14, 2011

First Annual Link Up for Pink!

**This post will remain on top October 1st through 14th. For daily LUFP posts, please scroll down.**

Welcome to the First Annual LINK UP FOR PINK linking party!!

I'm super excited the day is finally here! 
We have over $3,000 worth of giveaways from 84 generous sponsors, that makes 153 prizes to give away!!!  Complete list here.
As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it should not start or end in October, we should always be aware. Remember to do your self-breast exams, send reminder cards to your friends to get their mammos, and accompany a friend to their appointment.   We also like to announce Link Up for Pink now has a Relay for Life page.

RULES:  Please follow them we don't want to remove any links.
  1. Your project must have pink as the main color.  All crafts are welcomed.
  2. Please no backlinks.  Your Pink project must be new, created for LUFP.  You may however, enter other challenges.
  3. Link up as many projects as you wish.  Please enter only one project on one post.  If you are making a set of identical cards, that will count as one entry.  If you are making different projects, enter them on different posts and link them up separately. 
  4. Link directly to your post, not your blog.  Please include our LUFP badge or link back to any of our blogs, that way others can join the party.
  5. Since this is a Linking Party, please visit and leave comments on at least 5 blogs of your choice.
  6. If you are making cards to donate to PA Breast Cancer Coalition, please write a little note of encouragement or sentiment on the inside of your card.  The cards will be given to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in their Friends Like Me™ carepackages.   Write “Link Up for Pink” below your address and mail your cards directly to:
    344 North Reading Road
    Ephrata, PA 17522
  7. Have fun!

We are sharing the same linking widget.  You can link up at either one of our blogs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

LUFP: Celebrate Courage!

I can't believe these past two weeks just flew by!  You have today and tomorrow to link up your PINK creations!  We have enjoyed seeing your projects and have been inspired by the stories of courage and perseverance. Here's the card I'm sharing today.

The paper is Recollections and the title is from the Pink Journey cartridge.  The swirly mat is from Penny Duncan, a LUFP sponsor.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

LUFP: Scrapbook layout

Hi, this is Gaby from

I am still super excited to see all that pink everyday I open my blog!!  Gorgeous creations everybody is linking!!  There's still time!  Hope you can link up your pink project with us!!

Today I have a layout with a pocket to hold the number and pamphlets from the Susan G Komen 5K that my sister and I participate on.  And of course a picture or a strip of pictures in the pocket.

My niece lost the camera from last year, so this year we will make sure she does not hold the camera.

The picture you see I "borrowed" from the Susan G. Komen site. I adhered it with removable tape to be able to replace it after the run/walk on Oct 16th.

I used my SilhouetteSD for the title; Fiskars punches Large and XLarge for the clouds; MS heart edge punch; Hero Arts kids at play stamp; Hero Arts and Studio Calico for the cloud background stamps and MyCreativeTime's stamp set for the sentiments (One of our LUFP sponsors!)

Monday, October 10, 2011

LUFP: You are Loved

I'm so lovin' all the wonderful creations linked so far!  Wow!! We have over 300+ link ups!! That's so wonderful!! :)  Remember you have until Friday, so there's plenty of time to make a card or two and link them up! :)

Here' my project, a candle wreath. Aren't those roses gorgeous!? I used a 4" foam ring, covered it with pink organza.  I used a ruffled edge ribbon to cover the side and added large rhinestones to fill up some of the spaces.   I cut 2 scallops; one pink polka dot paper; another out of a cereal box and glued them together.   Lastly, I added the pink butterfly I purchased at Dollar Tree. :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

LUFP: Support

Hi! This is Gaby from GabyCreates

It's been a week since LUFP went live! and how super exciting it is to see all those beautiful pink creations!

Today I am sharing a heart shaped card I created that I will be sending to PA Breast Cancer Coalition

This is were you can send your card creations!

You still have one more week to share/link your pink projects! and remember that if you wish to send your cards to a recently diagnosed breast cancer patient, you can
to this address:
344 North Reading Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
THANK YOU for participating!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

LUFP: Guest Designer Lynne

I was thrilled when Yolie asked me to be a Guest Designer for Link Up for Pink. This is a very important cause for me as it concerns not only millions of other women but it affected me!

Let me tell you my story . . . I wasn't due to get my mammogram until January but my daughter had asked me to meet her for her sonogram beginning of December to see what the sex of my first grandchild was. While we were waiting, we were talking and she said since you're here why not see when you can get your mammogram appointment. Divine intervention was looking down on us that day because when I went over to the desk, they just happened to have an appointment and I could have it done after Jen's sonogram. Well, it was discovered Jen was having a "princess" and my mammogram went fine. I got a phone call Christmas Eve with the news that there were abnormalities and I would need a biopsy which was scheduled for January 3rd. I went January for my biopsy and markers were left inside the breast due to an undetermined mass.

My life got crazy as I was to see a surgeon to have the markers removed with a determinations as to the mass. My surgery kept getting postponed and rescheduled. My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in November and I was still running her to her chemo appointments when my dad's health start failing. Mom was getting more and more confused with the chemo and it was determined that her lung cancer had spread to her brain. My dad passed the end of January, Lily was born the beginning of March, and my mom passed on March 24th, the day of my surgery.

It was determined with the mass removed and a 2-inch scar on my right breast that I have atypical ductal hyplasia which is basically pre-cancer cells in the milk ducts and makes me a high-risk cancer patient. What does this mean? It means that I need to go to the Hillman center and have mammograms twice a year. There are a lot of women that walk around with this diagnosis and need to watch and monitor.

I'm lucky that I'm just a high-risk cancer patient but its scary walking around knowing this!!!!! Thus breast cancer awareness is a personal cause for me! Please be sure to do self-breast examination and have your mammogram after the age of 40 unless there is cancer in your family!!!! Do this for yourself and your famly! I know I want to be around to see my granddaughter grow up and see that precious smile. I will do this for myself and for her!!

My project is a card which I cut with my paper cutter. There are bras hanging on a pink polka dot ribbon clothes line with little tiny clothes pins. The bras were cut using Forever Young Cartridge. The little birdie on the inside was cut using Create a Critter. I cut the bras with fun colored scraps I had and even included a white bra for the utilitarian in us! The card was cut using one of my favorite paper stacks Linen and Lace. The breast cancer awareness ribbon the birdie is wearing is a brad.

Hope you not only enjoy my project but get your mammogram and do a monthly self-examination. Early detection is the key!

I do have blog candy --- I have some breast cancer awareness buttons. Please leave a comment on my blog and if you are not already a follower, I would love to have you follow me as I have a great Guest Design Team and we have a lot of fun projects!

Thank you for stopping by

God Bless

Hugs and Love,

Her Craftiness