12 August, 2011

Dance for yourself...

When I saw this orange and black material at JoAnn's, I knew I wanted it for cardmaking...Fall is my most favorite time of year and the colors just said fall to me!

Thanks for stopping by!

05 August, 2011

Halloween Challenge (paula's entry)

Sam's card will be tough to follow...I think she did an awesome job! But I do need to get mine in today also!

I used a plain and simple sketch for this one.....and (gasp!) I actually used a sticker!!! I really have a problem using stickers for some reason..but I had a sheet of really cute cute stickers that I thought I could handle. Sorry...don't remember who made them...Sam has the rest of them :)

Enjoy! Oops! Almost forgot the link to Fab's Halloween Challenge #6. Come and over and join us!!!

Fab's Halloween Challenge #6 (Sam's entry)

Have I got a surprise for you!!! When Sam-the-Mantha was visiting last week she expressed a desire to make a card for Fab's Halloween Challenge #6 - using strips of paper and/or pumpkins. She collected what she wanted from my stash and hers to make the following AWESOME card!

I love the way she incorporated her recyled items from a Tinkerbell pen package to add some pizzazz to her card! Love it!

21 July, 2011

Follow the Recipe!

Catered Crop Follow the Recipe #16

Here is my card:

Here are the ingredients I used for my card:

Colors: - red, white, green, and brown
Stamps/Stickers - mice, strawberries
Patterns - circles, checked/gingham
Color Mediums - Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol (no markers)
Tools - Border punches
Theme - Birthday


30 June, 2011


Have you ever had an idea in your head.....and then when you went to put your idea on paper it just didn't materialize??? Well that's the way this went! Fab's Halloween Challege this time was tags and/or a tall card. When I read this earlier...I thought it said 3 tags and/or a tall card. I guess this might have been easier if I hadn't put the 3 in this challenge. :)

Ok...so maybe I made this harder than necessary. At any rate I was trying for 3 tags. This is not exactly my original idea...I have vamped and revamped this card and still.....dorky!

So with as much class as I can muster I present to you my card. Thank you Fab for this Halloween challenge. It WAS a challenge!

21 June, 2011


Hope everyone is staying cool! These hot days can really sap your energy!

Here's my card for today. This is one of my favorite images...I know, I say that about all of them :)


17 June, 2011

Mummies :)

Mummies and/or quilling....that's Challenge #3 for Fab's Halloween Making Cards Challenge!

Here is my card:

Be sure to hop on over to Fab's blog and enter your Halloween cards!!! There are prizes to be won and besides we want to see your Halloween creations!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

03 June, 2011

If the broom fits....

Once again it's time for Fab's Making Halloween Cards Challenge.  This week's challenge is witches and pumpkins!

Thanks for stopping by!  I am off to the Great American Scrapbook Convention!


28 May, 2011

Memorial Day Bloghop

Welcome! If you came from Karen's blog Feline Creative you are right on track. If you want to start at the beginning of the Bloghop just click on the OWH Badge at the top.

This year we are keeping our posts "short and sweet" - details on blog candy are on the previous blog post. Please check it out for a chance to win!

The deadlines schedule for cards due is available here. Send in as many or as few cards as you wish. Every card is appreciated. Making cards for the military is one way we can show our appreciation for all our troops do for us! Let's keep those cards and letters coming..we're working on our 2nd Million now!!!

Here is my Missing You card.

Your next stop is Sherry at Bits of Cheer.

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to check out the previous post for a chance to win some stamps!

OWH Memorial Day Bloghop!

Saturday May 28 is the day for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop! This year we once again have over 130 crafters sharing their talents to inspire you!!! You will not want to miss this event! There will be cards, demos, tutorials and a LOT of blog candy! Be sure to leave some comments for all these talented people to show your appreciation for all the work they do to support our troops!!!

Cut n Paste Memories is offering the following blog candy for the hop...the May 2011 House-Mouse Design of the Month image and words!

To be eligible for this candy, you can do any/all of the following. Each entry will earn you one chance for the stamp set:

(1) Leave a comment.
(2) Join our newsletter list. You will get news about all our sales/new products/etc.
(3) Become a follower.
(4) Become a follower of Networked Blogs.
(5) "Like" our Facebook page.

It's a BIG Bloghop...if you don't finish in one day (I never do!) OWH Stars and Stamps Blog will have an InLinkz summary later in the weekend, so you'll be able to catch up or go back and look at some of your favorites!


25 May, 2011

Thinking of you....

How is everybody today??? I've been procrastinating getting my card ready for the OWH Memorial Day Bloghop this weekend...so I thought I would stop and share a card with you! :)

This card makes me happy...and makes me think of my Sam-the-Mantha (my granddaughter for those of you who do not know). She's a "pink and purple" girl!!! So Sam...here's to you...thinking of you as you finish your first year of school!

Don't forget to check back on Friday and Saturday for OWH Memorial Day Bloghop...inspiration, tutorials , demos, prizes!!!! Over 100 blogs to visit!!! You won't want to miss it!!!

22 May, 2011

House-Mouse Monday Challenge #95

Challenge #95 is May Flowers! House-Mouse stamps are one of my all time favorites...so I couldn't pass up an opportunity to enter this challenge!

Please check out the other entries at the House-Mouse Challenge Blog.

19 May, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Halloween is one of my MOST favorite of holiday!!! And Fab Martellucci has offered an opportunity to begin our Halloween cards early with his Halloween only blog. Please share your Halloween cards here.

The challenge was to make a black cat and/or pop-up card. I decided to go with my favorite black cat image by Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by! If you haven't signed up for our newsletter >>>>>>>>>>over there!....be sure to do that now!

09 May, 2011

Full of Hot Air

It's that time again! Time to pre-order your June House-Mouse Stamps of the Month! Actually these will be in stock later this week...so you really won't have to wait until June to get yours! Use Coupon code HMJune11 to get 10% off! This code is good thru May 15, 2011.

May House-Mouse stamps are already here!

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Thanks for stopping by!

03 May, 2011

my "manly" ruffle card

A few days ago Sandy at Operation Write Home posted a video tutorial on Ruffle Cards. These are very cute...very easy to make...and I know we all have those border punches that we need to use!

I looked thru my border punches and tried to pick one that was not too "frilly" ...I was really wanting to make a manly card.

Thanks for stopping by!

28 April, 2011

Bargello Technique

Last week as I was commenting on some blogs in the OWH Stars and Stamps Monochromatic Challenge I came across a card using the Bargello technique on Margo's blog.  It looked really interesting...something I thought would be fun to use.  I found some great instructions here.

Let me know what you think!

27 April, 2011


Father's Day is just around the corner....so I thought I would get started!  Also the deadline for Father's Day cards for Operation Write Home is May 21 so we really don't have a lot of time to procrastinate.

Digital Delight by Louby Lou's challenge this week is Paper Piecing or Paper Piercing.  As most of you know I HATE to cut (talk to me about it when you have your bifocals)....so paper pieRcing it was!

Here is my card!  Enjoy!

22 April, 2011

OWH Midweek Throwdown!

Celebrate Spring!

The challenge this week was Monochromatic!   I used Sketch #63.

If you are looking for card sketches the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog has oodles and oodles of sketches!!!  And some awesome examples!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your have a fabulous Easter!

19 April, 2011

Hippity Happity Hoppity Easter!

Easter will soon be here! And we can't have Easter without a hippity happity hoppity rabbit can we?

Digital Delights by Louby Lou  is having a challenge this week for EASTER cards.  Stop by and check out all the awesome designs from the design team members and all the challenge cards! (And there are prizes!!! )

Thanks for stopping by! Sign up for our new Cut n Paste Memories newsletter to be the first to know about sales and new items!!!

Have a wonderful Easter!

05 April, 2011

When Life Hands You Lemons...

The April House-Mouse Design of the Month has arrived!!! Maxwell and Mudpie are really enjoying their lemons!!!

There are a few House-Mouse designs from 2010 still available!!!  Check it out at cut n paste memories !

Happy stamping!

10 March, 2011

OWH Bloghop Winner...and questions answered!!!

We have a winner for the OWH Bunny Hop Blog hop!!! If you haven't yet visited all the blogs I encourage you to do so.  It was awesome! So much talent and many informative tutorials!!!

I want to thank all that left comments and became a follower!  I really appreciate you!!!

Many of you asked about the background on my card.  I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Texture Fade Sun Rays. It comes in a set with Retro Circles.  At the moment Cut n Paste Memories is out of these but I do have some on order. If you are interested in purchasing one when they come in, please email me at cutnpaste@tx.rr.com.  The set is $10.99.

Now you are probably wondering about the winner of the $20 gift certificate.  It is #74 Jen Cuthbertson!!  Congratulations Jen!!! I will email your coupon code to the email address you left.

05 March, 2011

OWH Bunny Hop!

Welcome bloggers to the Operation Write Home BUNNY HOP! We have over 130 talented bloggers ready to show you some beautiful cards, some crafty techniques, and possibly some blog candy! So settle in with your coffee/tea or snack and enjoy!  If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go to OWH Stars and Stamps.  If you arrived here from Jamie at Crafty Girl 21 you are right on track.

OWH as most of you know sends handmade cards to our troops. The list of "needy" troops increases daily so if there's any way you can help, please do so.  Send in your cards, get your friends togther to make and send in cards, send donations...with all that mailing money comes in handy! Some dates to remember - Easter cards are due March 18th and Mother's Day cards are due March 31st. Check out the OWH Stars and Stamps blog for ideas..it's also  a great place to find sketches and some FREE digital stamps!

Here is my Spring card...I'm ready for some sunshine and butterflies!  It's been a long winter here in Texas...we are not used to all that ice and snow and COLD.

Leave a  comment, become a follower, or become a fan on Facebook and I will enter you for a $20 gift certificate to Cut n Paste Memories. I will randomly select a winner on Tuesday March 8th.  That will give you plenty of time to get thru all the blogs! 

Enjoy!  Your next stop is Rhonda at The Stampin Bunny.  If you scroll thru her blog, you'll find some really cool techniques.  Thanks for stopping by!

01 March, 2011

Use your Scraps!

Digital Delights has a challenge this week to Use your Scraps! There are prizes to be won so hurry on over and submit your card!

Here is my entry! I always have LOTS of scraps and look for sketches/designs that will use them up! This card uses BasicGrey patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock,and a Studio G stamp.

26 January, 2011

Sweet Sensation!

It's time to pre-order the March House-Mouse Design of the Month. If you order by January 31 you receive 10% off the price. The image stamp (Sweet Sensation) is $8.90 and the word stamp (Happy Place) is $3.70. Email me at cutnpaste@tx.rr.com to reserve yours today!

The February House-Mouse stamps are in stock now. Let me know if you need one....Valentine's Day is just ahead!

18 January, 2011

February House-Mouse Design of the Month!

This Heart Breaker is sure to be a hit for your Valentine cards!!! I haven't gotten these up on the site just yet...so if you want one email me at cutnpaste@tx.rr.com to reserve yours!

It's also time to pre-order the March DOM....I will try to get that up tomorrow!

Happy stamping!