Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting Cricky's Challenge Card

This is a card I made for the Challenge of at Getting Cricky. The challenge was to create an A to Z project or anything with an alphabet theme. Since I needed a card for a baby shower I thought this would work well!! The blocks are cut from the New Arrival Cart and I added Crystal stickles to the letters. The paper is from Papertrey Ink, Just got it today and love it!! I added a ribbon and stamped congratulations. It was a simple card but I really like how it turned out!!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway will use to chose the winner Sunday!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Creations By Gill M in need a few followers and a Giveawy

Creations by Gill needs a few more followers, she does some spectacular work!! She is also having a giveaway!! Go check her out!!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I just received the Stylish Blogger award from Tracy over at the Cricutjunkie. Thank You Tracy!! She does some awesome work, please go check out her blog!!
When you receive this award you are to
1) Thank the person you received it from
2) Share 8 things about yourself
3) Pay it forward to 8 blogs you have recently discovered and
4) notify them of the Award!
So onto my 8 things:
1) I am presently trying to learn how to redo my blog on my own, not so easy. (but trying)
2) I craft something almost everyday
3) My new Years resolution was to trying crafting outside my comfort zone and to try new techniques, which I am doing.
4) My favorite go to item in crafts is Ribbon, I am a ribbon junkie!!
5) My favorite color is green
6) the only TV show at present that I watch is "The Bachelor"
7) I am not a winter person
8) I am super thankful for all the wonderful crafting friends I have made thru my blog, crafters are the best!!
Ok I tried to list 8 new things from the previous award I received.
Now my list of 8 are....
1) Maureen from Mo's Addiction
2) Heaney from paperpapier
5.) Annette from Creating for Life
6) Rachel from Rachel's Paper Crafts
7) Debbi from Diamond Grove
8) Amy from Multi Crafter Amy
These ladies are all very talented and have fabulous blogs!! Thanks again Tracy!!

My First Create A Critter Card!!

After seeing everyones wonderful cards using Create A Critter I decided to order, got it this week and absolutely love it!! I used the Gypsy to make this card, I wanted a shape card so I welded everything together using the shadow cut and then made my individual cuts to adhere to the card. Everything was cut from Create A Critter with the exception of one rectangle which was cut from the George and Basic Shapes, I add the rectangle in the lower left corner of the card to give it stability for opening and closing. I added silver stickles to the hat and used My Pink stamper Birthday sentiment.
Will be entering it into Challenge Me Monday #49 at Fantabulous Cricut , Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge and the Jitterbuggin' Get in Shape Challenge and Crazy for Cricut. Click on their links and join the fun!!
Hope everyone is ready for the weekend, and I hope it's a great one!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not Sure about Purple

Tonight I want to share a birthday card I made for my daughter who is going to be turning 15, oh where has the time went. She was our surprise child and is 11 years younger than our youngest son. The boys have been on their own for quite a while so she has just been spoiled rotten, anyway on to the card. Her favorite color is purple and I really had a hard time making a card with purple, just not a color I use very often.

I cut the butterfly at 3" from the Home Accent cart, and I will let you know it is a difficult cut, make sure you use good paper, a sharp blade and slow speed.

I embossed the white cardstock with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder and added Crystal Stickles to the inside butterfly.

The sentiment on the outside is from Peachy Keen Christmas Greeting words, but I use it alot.
The inside sentiment is computer generated, I really need to get some more stamps. I also punched some smaller butterflies and added them. Still not sure on the purple but as long as she likes it that's all that matters.
Will be entering this card in the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #46 and also
the Cooking with the Cricut Challenge -C18 Swirls and Twirls . That's it for tonight, see you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

BC Designs is having a Giveaway!!

You should check out Becky's site, she just moved into her new studio and is having giveaways!! You can check it out here.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Challenge Card for CCCC#7 & Challenge Me Monday #48

Good afternoon, running a little behind today, oh well it's Monday. I made a quick little card for the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge which was to use the Paisley Cartridge, I don't have that one so I found the cell phone on the Going Place cart that looks almost exactly like the one on the Paisley cart. Using my Gypsy I welded it together to make a shaped card. I heat embossed the entire top layer, and add Glossy accents to the numbers. I will also be entering this card in the Challenge Me Monday at the Fantabulous Cricut, there challenge was to Emboss it!!

This is a card my daughter would like, she can forget alot of things but never her cell phone!! I will also be entering this card at Paper Playtime Challenge which is anything technology, what a great challenge!!

Ok off to play with my grandbaby, yeah!!! Let me know what you think and don't forget about my giveaway!!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you Vicki from Paper and Prims for giving me this award, so sweet!! The Liebster Blog Award is given to bring new blogs into the light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be noticed and should be. As a recipient of this award I am to pick 3 - 5 blogs and pass it on.
2.) Let them know you chose them.
3.) Copy and Paste the award to your blog.
4.) Have faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those awarded.
5.) and Have fun!!
So without further ado my choices are:
1) Donna from Donna'sDreamworks
2) Cindy from ScrappinC
4) Maureen from Mo's Addiction
Go check out these wonderful ladies, they all have fabulous sites and are full of wonderful inspiration!!! Thanks again Vicki! and yes everyone sign up for my giveaway!!

It's A Spring Thing!!

Good Saturday morning!! I am again trying my hand at some different crafting experiences. (Sticking to that New Years resolution). Today I have for you some pencil holders I made out of a glass candle jar. I will be entering these into th Lets Face it Friday Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps and the Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time and Cardz TV. You can check them out and join in on the fun by clicking the links!!

Items used:

Clear glass jar
Modge podge
Walk in My Garden (3 sunflowers and 6 leaves)
Mulberry paper (your choice of colors)
Sponge applicator or brush

The one on the left was done using pale yellow and white mulberry and the one on the right was white mulberry only, you could use any color you'd like.

Cut and Assemble sunflower, I used the PK#450 stamp set by Peachy Keen and dolled up my flowers. Outlined flower pieces with orange marker. Then attached the leaves. I applied modge podge to flower front and positioned inside jar, hold for about a minute, then repeat for next 2 flowers. Let dry for 15-20 minutes. While waiting take mulberry paper and tear into strips. Then add thin layer of modge podge to inside jar and cover with strips of mulberry paper. Add an additional layer over all with modgepodge to seal. Let dry. To finish off I added a ribbon around rim of one (which is crooked argh) and added ribbon to outside of the other and added a bow. I think they make cute little pencil holders!!
Hope you like them, would love to hear what you think and please don't forget to enter my
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Always Crafting Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Stephanies challenge this week is to work with a picture for our color inspiration, I always have trouble selecting colors, so hopefully these challenges will help me with chosing my colors. So here is the photo for our inspiration.

and my card for the challenge is.....

I used Lyrical Letters cartridge for the card, I had forgotten it has the great framed cuts on there. It's good to revisit old carts!! Hope it inspires you to pull out an old cartridge and see what all is on them!! Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Repurposed Formula Can

I watch my granddaughter from time to time, or should I say as much as I can, and I kept thinking I would find a use for the formula cans. After pondering awhile I came up with an Easter Basket. I cut about 1.25" of the top and used the part I cut off to make the handle wrapped the handle with ribbon attached it with brads so it swivels. Entering it into the RRR#18 the challenge was a spring theme and to use ribbon.

It's really much cuter than the picture shows, even my dear hubby was impressed!!
If you have any questions will be happy to help!
Don't forget to sign up for my Your Story Giveaway!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just a Quick Note!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be announcing a special giveaway this week to thank all my wonderful followers for their sweet comments, I sooo enjoy reading them. My sweet father inlaw is having open heart surgery this morning and I am going to wait a couple days before announcing. Well keep and eye out and hope everyone has a fabulous day!!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Good morning everyone, and a special hello to all my new followers can't wait to visit everyones blog!! So exciting, it's my first giveaway and it was my first hop, so much fun!! Thank you Courtney for organizing the hop and allowing me to be a part of it, so enjoyed it. Ok I know your all wondering who the winner of the Simply Charmed cart is but before I annouce that just wanted to give you a heads up, since I am approaching 100 followers I will be having another giveaway soon I think you will like it. As soon as I have it all together I will announce so keep an eye out.

And on to the winner of the Lots of Love Hop..........

the winner is #2-----Patti B
Congratulations Patti B, drop me an Email at miller896042 at bellsouth dot net
and I will send it on its way!!

Thank you everyone for joining the hop and keep your eye out for the next giveaway!!
Happy Valentines Day everyone!!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge #45

If your looking for the LOTS OF LOVE BLOG HOP click here!!

Good Sunday morning to everyone!! No snow today, yeah!!! The sun is going to shine and be in the 40's, I think I'm ready for spring!! Today I decided to take the challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps, it's a wonderful sketch.

For my card I used Core'Dinations cardstock for my base, cut at 5 x 10. Layered with DCWV patterned paper cut at 4.75. Cut a circle from the George & Basic shapes cartridge at 4" and one at 3.8". Punched and added eyelets with my crop a dile. Cut the butterfly from the Indie Art cartriddge at 2" added a few touches of stickles. I also added another strip which was punched with a Martha Stewart punch, a ribbon and just a few blings. Well this is my card, hope you like it!!

Thanks for stopping by, wishing you all a glorious day!!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lots Of Love Blog Hop!!!!!

Welcome my Crafty friends to the Lots of Love Blog Hop. First off I would like to thank Courtney for allowing me to be part of this wonderful hop, It's my First hop and I am in the company of some very talented ladies, so thanks Courtney!!

This hop will be showcasing 14 different designers and their love inspired projects. If you are coming from Nikki's your right on track. If you are just visiting and would like to join the fun then hop on over to Courtney's Blog and start at the beginning. We hope you have a great time hopping along and feel some love inspiration this Valentine's weekend!

For my love inspired project I made a card for hubby and a treat bag for my daughter. The card was made using The Childs Year cart, embossed with the diamond and dot Cuttlebug folder and I punched each corner with the Fiskars Flower punch and added stickles under the punches to make each punch sparkle, I also used pop dots under the center cut.

For the treat bag, I cut a 5x4 piece of red card stock, scored at 2.5 and folded in half. I then cut a pattern peice of paper 3.8x 2 and added to card stock. I cut a heart from the Designer Calendar cart, stamped it with a PKS (Wide eyed Kids face) added stickles and a bow. Hope you enjoyed my projects. I also repurposed a Tootsie Roll can, but I'm not thrilled with how it came out.

I have blog candy to give away, it is the Simply Charmed Cart!! This is such a cute cartridge. To be eligable to win please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post (one comment per person). I will use to pick a winner Monday morning. Your next stop is Erin, have fun hopping and happy Valentines everyone!!

1. Courtney at Crafty Keekerz

2. Nikki at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping

3. Cindy at Scrapping Room --YOUR HERE

4. Erin at A Girl and Her Craft Box -- NEXT

5. Shawnee at Life on the Bright Side

8. Norma at Pink Bling Crafter
9. Bree at Crafty Scrapper

10. Patti at Patti's Paper Fun

11. Amy at Amy Designs
12. Janice at Cricutology

14. Angie at Luvs 2 Scrapbook


Blog Hop Announcement & A Special Thanks!!

I wanted to send out a special thank you to Cindy at ScrappinC, I was the winner on her blog and received The Picture Keeper, it stores upto 4,000 pictures, awesome!! Cindy also nominated me for The Stylish Blogger Award and I apologize somehow the email got deleted and couldn't remember who nominated me, so sorry Cindy and thank you very much!! Everybody check out her blog, she does amazing work, very creative!

Also wanted to remind everyone I will be in my first blog hop Saturday, February 12,"Lots of Love", there's some fabulous talented stops, and some goodies to be had too, hope to see you there!!!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Stylish Blog Award!!!

Hello my Crafties!! I am honored to have received the Stylish Blog Award from Donna at Donna's Dream Works!! Thank you Donna! Now I am to share 8 things about myself and pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered.

My Eight:

1) I love to craft anything, it is my favorite hobby!!
2) I have 5 precious Grandchildren!!
3) Favorite past time in summer onths is camping and boating (love being in the outdoors).
4) I have sadly lost both my parents to cancer.
5) My favorite food is Chicken Scampi, mmmmm!
6) I enjoy playing Texas Holdem with my friends.
7) My favorite color is green.
8) And last but definitely not least I have been happily married to my best friend for 28 years!!
Here are the wonderful eight I have chosen, they do fabulous work you should check them out!!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Manly Mans Valentine

Here is my dear hubby's valentine!! We love to boat in the summer months so I thought this fitting for him. I used the Just Because Cricut Cart and cut the boat at 3", and the scallop frame at 3". I cut the boats shadow at 3.1" so it would be a little more pronouced and used pop dots to the boat to give it more depth. I added 3 brads and some twine to embellish and inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I did the sentiment on the computer and framed it out with 2 little heart brads. I hope he likes it! I will be entering it into the following challenges-

Cricut Cardz Challenge #60 - Make a valentine card for a man using any cartridge, any colors.

Cooking With Cricut 15 - Anything that has a shadow

Jitterbuggin' Challenge 33- Non traditional Valentine, no red or pink

More than Favors - Wacky Wednsesday #24- You can create anything with the colors Yellow, blue and white.

Whew, can't believe I got 4 challenges out of that! I left links for all come check them out and join in the fun!! Hope everyone is staying warm and safe.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CCC #15

Almost let it slip past, made this card a few days ago and life happened and I lost track of time. This is the card I made for the Cooking with Cricut Challenge #15 . I used my new Simply Charmed Cart and cut out the cake, used glitter card stock for the icing and added stickles to the flowers, and yes I used my new Peachy Keen Stamps(PK-450) for the face. I just got these and I have to say they are the cutest little faces, just love them!! I added a ribbon and a Birthday sentiment from Paper Studio, Can't help but smile when you see that face!