Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge

The Simply Sunday Challenge this week over at Getting Cricky is to make any bird related project (open to your interpretation). I have never done an owl before so I decided to make this one for Kristal!! I tried to capture the paper in the photo but just couldn't get the camera to show the actual look of it.

I also done another first, I used 3 different patterned papers, trying to get the hang of using patterns. This is another challenge over at Paper Cutz Challenge blog, #84 use Three different pattern papers.

Card Ingredients

  • Paper- DCWV, Linen Closet Mat Stack

  • Owl-Sentimental Cricut Cart

  • Tag and Label- Spellbinders

  • Embossing- Indentz (Lines & Dots)

  • Ribbon & Trim - Hobby Lobby

  • eyes-Imaginesce I-Rock


Ok peeps, follow the links and join in the fun, wish you all a fabulous day!!


Monday, March 28, 2011

My Favorite Things Blog Hop Winner

Good Monday morning to every and welcome to all my new followers!! Thank you to everyone for the sweet comments left on the hop. A very special Happy Birthday to Krystal, today is her birthday, hope it's a fabulous day and thank you for letting me share in the fun hop with you!! Okay on to the winner of the candy, using random.org the winning # is..........

Congratulations Crazy4Christ, you have until April 1st to claim your prize!!

My darling grandaughter is demanding my attention, sooo I'm off here, thanks again everyone and have a fabulous day!!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Thank You Card PKS Sketch Challenge #48

Peachy Keen Stamps is having a sketch challenge, and I wanted to try to work outside my comfort zone and use some pattern paper. I don't know why it is but I rarely use pattern paper and there is some beautiful paper out there. I kept it simple following the sketch and I'm somewhat satisfied with it. I used the Mirabelle Paper Studio paper stack for my card. I added some trim at the top and used a Martha Stewart scalloped punch and layered it with ribbon.
Well thats it for my challenge card, you still have until tomorrow morning if you want to do the Favorite Things Blog hop and be entered for my Elegant Cakes Cartridge, which I will announce the winner tomorrow morning!! Wishing everyone a fabulous Sunday evening!!


Bag Your Bags Challenge With K Andrews "Simply Sunday"

Good Saturday afternoon everyone, if you are looking for the My Favorite things Blog Hop click here, you have until Monday morning March 28 to be eligible for the Cricut cart I'm giving away!! It's a short sweet hop with some great projects!!!
Okay on to the challenge, Kristal is having a challenge over at Getting Cricky and wants to see any projects with a pack your bags travel theme!! I can't think of a thing I enjoy more than hopping on our boat and exploring different stops on the waterways, it is sooo relaxing and a great way to spend time with family!! That is what inspired me for my card. I used Lifes a Beach cartidge for my cut and Stand and Salute for the banner. I added two eyelets to attach my ribbon trim, love this trim, it came from Hobby Lobby and I think I only paid a dollar for 9 feet. Pop dots for the ships wheel and the banner and used my I-rock to attach the stars and studs on the wheel.

I also finished off the inside to cordinate with the outside of the card. I hope this will inspire you to jump over to Getting Cricky and join in on the fun!! Will also be entering it into the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at More than Favors. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Favorite Things Blog Hop!!!!

Hey everyone, welcome to My Favorite Things Blog Hop hosted by Krystal at Krystal's Kreativity. If you came over from Krystal's you are in the right spot, if you just happened upon my site you may want to start at the beginning at Krystal's. I want to start off by wishing Happy Birthday to Krystal and thank you for allowing me to participate in the hop!! Krystal is turning 37 on Monday, March 28 so she thought it would be fun to have a blog hop listing some of her favorite things. I have chosen to do mine on my favorite type of card, made with some of my favorite things!! Oh yes, it's an Easel card!! I just think with all the work we put into them it is nice to display them for everyone to see!! Ok, I'll keep this short and sweet, I cut my paper at 8 1/2x4 1/2 and scored it at 4 1/4 and 2 1/8. Added a scalloped circle from Spellbinders, embossed it with my cuttlebug, added a cute little cut from the From My Kitchen cart, and used those ever so cute Peachy Keen Stamps and add some glitter on the glass. On the inside I used my computer to print my sentiment, added 3 little punched flowers with a little bling in the center and a strip of trim to hold the card up and Kazammm it's done!! Hope you like it!! Okay now for the fun part, oh yes I have blog Candy, how about an Elegant Cakes Cartridge!! In order to be eligible for the cart please, be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment, that's it. I will use Random.org to choose a winner on Monday. You will have until Friday, April Fools Day at 8am CST to claim your prize!! Thank you for stopping by my blog, Please leave a comment and then hop on over to Cherie at One Heart Scrapper for more fantastic Favorite Things!! When you reach the end of the hop please head back over to Krystal's and let her know you visited us all!!
THANKS everyone, hope you have a fabulous weekend!! Challenges Entered Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge -Smiley Cards Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #52--Happy Birthday Cindy

A Yudu Giveaway from the Cricut Couple!!!

The fantabulous, crafty Cricut Couple are giving away a Yudu!! If you have never visited their blog you really need to check it out!! They are soooo talented and full of fabulous inspiration. Hop on over to the CRICUT COUPLE blog and tell them I sent you over!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

PKS Flower Power Challlenge

Wanted to share the card I made for the Peachy Keen Challenge "Flower Power"!! Can't resist using these stamps, they make everything look so darn cute! I decided to quill my flower, since it was suppose to be a handmade flower. I enjoyed doing this, I've only quilled a coulple of times but I really enjoy it. I used Core'Dinations paper for my background and embossed it with a sizzix flower folder, the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. Will also be entering this into Paper Cutz Challenge --anythng goes and the Birthday Sundays first Challenge!! Hope everyone can hop on over to the challenges and join it!! Well off to see a softball game, have a great evening everyone!!


Hot Pink & Orange??

Crafting With Chirstina is having a challenge in which you must use Hot Pink, Orange and white. Ok I was totally stumped. I do not do well with color combos anyway, something I'm trying to learn, but still have a difficult time with. I decided on something simple for the challenge. I used the cuttlebug and embossed the white with a sizzix die, used my nestabilities and punched the label out with hot pink and orange. I also added 2 hot pink buttons and one orange and added some twine. Feel free to give me any advice you can with working with colors and color combinations, I can use the help! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Walk in The Park

Good morning and welcome to my scraproom!! Todays project was inspired by a few challenges going on right now. March 30 is Nat'l "Walk in The Park Day", this card is my view of that, everything is starting to turn green with just a little hint of color, and what better way to take a walk than with a great friend!! Plus it will help us shed some of the winter comfort food we indulged in (I know I did, must walk more).
Core'Dinations Paper
Spell Binders Blossom
Papertrey Ink Stamp-Flower Garden
Cricut-Lifes a Beach-flower
Punch Martha Stewart
Ribbon-Christmas Clearance
Sizzix embossing die(oops,forgot the name)
Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #1-- Pick your own Holiday (Walk in the Park Day)
Two Scraptastic Girls CCCC #9-- Lifes a Beach Cartridge
Fantabulous Cricut #51-- "Hip to be Square" (green & gold)
Well the links are added would love to see what everyone creates, so jump on in and join the fun!!
Hope everyone has a fantabulous weekend, I know I will, celebrating my daughters 15 birthday, my hubby's birthday and my grandsons birthday, Oh what fun!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Fold Card

Today is another first for me, a Spring Fold card. Not sure if I like it, there is no place to write a note unless you use the back side. I followed the directions from Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial. I used Core' dinations cardstock, and Core'dinations Whitewash for all except the pattern paper on the bottom strip and that is DCWV the Luxury Stack. My butterfly cut is from Home Accent cart, and I used my Spellbinders for my scalloped labels.

As you see my little bug wanted to be in on the pictures too!! He blends in quite nicely!! Will be entering this into the following challenges:

Cooking With the Cricut--Challenge #21 A Green Scene

My Creative Time -- Throwback Thursday

Pause Dream Enjoy--Fun Fold Challenge

Ok everyone, click on the link and join in on the fun!! Tootles for now!!


Top 5 at Fantabulous Cricut!!!!!

So excited, my card was chosen by the Design team as one of the top 5 for the "Tree Time" challenge at Fantabulous Cricut!! Thank you, this is an honor, I so enjoy doing the challenges, it is so much fun and so very inspirational to see all the wonderful talented crafters creations!!!

Ok off to see what I can come up with for this weeks challenge "Hip to be Square". Sounds like fun, come join in and Happy St. Patricks day everyone!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Hubby's Birthday Card

Good morning everyone!! Did you notice, I have a new Scraproom companion, Mr. Cricut has come to stay with me and asked to be my model!!! So Excited, now I will have someone to listen to my ramblings and not give me any grief about it, he's sooo cute!!

So here he is displaying hubby's birthday card and loving it!! For the card I used Simply charmed for the fishing pole, the fishing vest came from Everyday Paper Dolls and the boots and the fishing net came from Camp Out, which I have had for a very long time and have never used. On the inside I used A Childs Year. I added twine to the fishing pole and the boots, made a hook from craft wire and used magic mesh for the net, lots of textures going on. Also I actually burned the edges of the gingham paper to give it that rustic look. Finished it off with a stamp from Papertrey Ink "Birthday Fishes" add a cute little black bow. On the inside I added another strip of the gingham paper attached my cut and stamped it with the Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin up!! And I will give this to my honey on Saturday!!
Will be enetering this card into the
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #20 -- One for the Boys
Die Cuttin Divas #6 -- Unused and Unloved
The Cuttlebug Spot -- All tied up Twine Challenge
As always hope everyone is having a fabulous day, hop over to the challenges and join in on the fun, ta ta for now!!


So exciting, yesterday I received two packages in the mail!!! They were filled with yummy goodness!! Here is a big shout out to Melissa over at Craft-e-Corner, Thank You soooo much, I won her blog candy for the Cricut A to Z DVD, the Cutting Guide and my ohhhhh sooo handsome Mr. Cricut!!! She's such a sweetie, always having amazing giveaways and this Week she's giving away a Your Story, hop on over and check it out!!!

I also received another package from the fabulous crafty Liz over at Skittles and Scrapbooks she is sooooo very talented, if you haven't checked out her work drop in and say hi, you will be glad you did!! Thank you Liz, My package was full of yummy candy, can't wait to tear open the Sew Easy and give it a try, have been wanting one for awhile!!!

Thank you so much for my goodies Melissa and Liz, me and Cricky will put them to good use, and thank you for all the wonderful inspiration you have given me!!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Winner From the Your Story Giveaway!!

I never heard back from the Winner of The Your Story, so I moved my #2 winner to #1 and my #3 winner went to number 2, have I lost you yet, anyway I used Random # thingy and picked a new winner of the Precision Scissor pack and the lucky winner is........

So Congratulations to Lisa you have won the precision scissor pack, will be sending you and email here shortly, please send me your snailmail address so I can get these to you!!
Thanks everyone!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rainbows & Butterflies

Todays card was inspired by the challenge over at Jitterbuggin challenge.
The challenge to create a project with a rainbow or rainbow like colors, a butterfly and emboss something. I cut the rainbow, butterfly and the sun from the Create a Critter cartridge. I had to manipulate the rainbow with my gypsy because it had a heart on it and I didn't want that on the card. I'm not sure what's going on with the butterfly in the photo I used heat embossing on it with a stardust embossing powder. It's not blotchy like that just glittery. I slighty chalked each layer on the rainbow and inked on the sun and of course added the adorable Peachy Keen Stamp. My sentiment and paper are both from Papertrey Ink. I would love to hear what you think!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Joy Fold Card for a Special Friend


I made another new fold today, its called a Joy Fold card, it's a fairly simple card. I followed the directions of Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial, just click on the link it will take you straight to it. You can make it whatever size you like but I used a 6 1/4x 4 1/4 cardstock and scored at the 2" mark and fold this will be the base of the card. Next cut a 3 x 6 " piece of cardstock and score at 3" and fold in half. This is the center flap, then you just decorate the pieces the way you like and adhere the center flap onto card base. You need a circle or something in the left hand corner to tuck your card flap into, so it will stay shut. I made this for a dear friend of mine, her birthday is Thursday.

Will be entering this in the Fun Fold Card challenge over at Pause Dream Enjoy, I think this is an awesome challenge!! Well that's it for now, see you later!!


An Oval Easel Card

I just love the Easel cards, so today I decided to try my hand at a Round Easel card, ok it's oval. I used a Childs Year, welded two scalloped ovals together and made the height 10" so it would make a 5" card. I scored one side at 2 1/2". Cut another oval at 5", one at 4.75 and another at 4.5 to give me my top layer. I cut the adorable lamb from Create a Critter (Looks like the one on Sugar & Spice Cart.) Instead of using the face it cuts I used a PKS critter face, Just love these stamps. I also did not use the bows it cuts, I made mine with purple ribbon. I stamped the outside with a Papertrey Ink Stamp-Feel Better. I have not decide my inside sentiment yet, I may just write a sweet note. I made an embellishment for the inside to hold my card up when I open it, so there it is my oval easel card.

Will be entering this into the following challenges:
Getting Cricky---Simply Sunday
Scrappy Moms--Terrific Tuesday
Ok, they all have links to the challenges, so jump on in and have some fun with them.
Hope everyone has a fabulously fun weekend!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Just to Say Hi"

Good Friday morning to everyone, WooHoo the weekend is here!! This morning I want to share a card I made for CCCC#8 Challenge over at More Than Favors. The challenge was to create a project using the Stretch Your Imagination cart. So I wanted to use a stamp I got from Papertrey Ink so I decided on the caterpillar/inch worm and cut him at 3 inches, so cute. I used the sizzix Twizzle embossing folder, used the Spellbinder die to cut and emboss my square for my sentiment added a pretty green ribbon and Tah-dah I have a card just to say Hi!!

Hope everyone will stop in More than Favors and play along and hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Tree Challenge Card

This is the card I made for the Challenge Me Monday #50 at the Fantabulous Cricut. The challenge was "Tree Time". I used the cut from Winter Frolic, it is actually just the branch and birdhouse, I added a tree by free hand cutting and attaching the limb in behind my tree. I used Cappuccino twine for attaching the bird house to the limb and also add a few small Jolee's flowers onto the tree. The ribbon is actually a ribbon I received off of a Christmas present that I recycled, the stamp is part of a TPC Studio pack that I got on clearance from Hobby Lobby, yes you can call me frugal! I hope you will join in on the challenge and have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge Entry

I really enjoy doing the Peachy Keen Sketch challenges, they have the greatest sketches!! You should really give them a try, it's an easy way to create fabulous cards! This is my take on the sketch. I Hope you like it!

I debossed my card background and used the Plantin Schoolbook to cut the large flower, the small flowers are punches I layered and added a pink pearl. I cut my circles from George and Basic shapes. The flower ribbon was actually too light so I inked it with Martha Stewart pink ink and added a little bling around my outer circle. Your turn hop on over to Peachy Keen and join in on the fun!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Announcing Winners!!

Good morning everyone, today is the today we see who wins my three candy items!!! So exciting would like to start off by saying Thanks to everyone, I was amazed at the wonderful response and all the sweet comments. Now I won't keep you in suspense the WINNERS are

1) Your Story Winner

2)Christmas Village Cart

3) Precision Scissor Pack

CONGRATULATIONS Terri, Wende and Jani, I will be sending you an EMail here shortly to get your addresses! You have till Friday March 11 to reply or I will draw another winner on the 12th. Thanks again to everyone, wish I could do something for you all, but as with us all budget is limited since I have no sponsors. Keep an eye out, I will be in My Favorite Things blog hop on March 26 and 27, will have some kind of blog candy then!! Have a fabulous Sunday and see you back here real soon!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My YOUR STORY Giveaway +++!!!!!

Hello everyone!!! As I promised I am announcing a great giveaway, the Your Story Bundle!!!! I wanted to thank all my wonderful followers for their support and sweet comments. I have 3 gifts to give out. They are

#1. The Your Story Bundle-- which includes......

12" YourStory book binder/laminator machine
12-9x11.5 LaminationgPouch
12-4.5 x 65 Laminating Pouch
1-Paper Trimmer
1-8.5 x 11 black binder
1-8x8 White binder w/window
1- 4x6 black binder linen
1-8.5x11 Binder Brown
1-12x12 black binder
1- user manual

Gift #2. Is the Christmas Village Cricut Cart

and Gift #3. The Precision Scissor Pack

Now for the how to's and the when.......

1). Must Become or be a follower and leave a comment with contact information.
2). Link the giveaway to your sidebar.
3). Post about the giveaway on your blog.

That's 3 different comments one for each entry. I will use random # generator to select 3 seperate winners, the first drawn will win the Yourstory, the 2nd number will when the cartridge and the 3rd # will when the Scissor Pack. The winners will be chosen on March 6, 2011 if you leave your email I will contact you and if not I will post and you will have 5 days to contact me or I will choose another winner. Thanks again to you all for your support and wonderful comments, I personally think the Paper crafting community is the sweetest group of people I have ever met and it just overwhelms me to have so many wonderful new friends and followers, thank you and Good luck to you all!!


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A Pot of Gold!!

Welcome everyone, one more day to the my big giveaway but for today it was challenge time!! I love doing the challenges, they just inspire me and guide me to craft something, so a BIG THANK YOU to all who host the challenges!!

As for my project I decided on a shape card, yes a pot of Gold, wish I had one.

The pot was cut with the Simply Charmed cart at 4" and the Leprechaun at 2". I add stickles to the gold and shamrock and added a scallop circle so my Leprechaun would show up better. I also added a button with my ribbon and a brad. Stitched around the pot and stamped the cute little Peachy Keen face with a Wide eyed Kids stamp.
Throwback Thursday at My Creative Time
Lets Face it Friday #11 at Peachy Keen Stamps
Lucky to Have You at Creative Cutter Room
St Patty's Day #18 at Crafting With Christina
Challenge #4 at Celebrate the Occasion
Ok everyone whip out that paper and come join in on the fun!! Have a great Saturday and I will be back tomorrow to announce the winners!!

Want to win a Scrap N Tote or a Stamp Out Stamp

Oh my, Melissa over at Disney Dreamer Designs is in TWO fabulous hops this weekend and is having TWO fabulous giveaways!! 1) Its all about Green Blog hop--- A SCRAP N TOTE!!!
and 2) Spring Blog Hop --- A STAMP OUT STAMP, how awesome is this, really been wanting my own personalized stamp, fabulous lady with inspiring projects and awesome candy!! Thanks Melissa!!! Check it out Disney Dreamer Designs!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Jenn's Birthday Hop

Jenn over at Scrappin Lil Turtle is having a birthday hop and it is packed full of fun creative projects and prizes too!! Go join the fun and hop along!!

I'm A Top Chef Winner--YEAAAAH!!

So happy to find out that my entry into Swirls and Twirls Challenge was chosen by the DT at Cooking with Cricut as one of the top 3, Yeahhh!! Thank you for hosting these wonderful challenges that gets our creative juices flowing, will display my blinkie proudly!! And to think I really wasn't sure about doing a card with purple, but it's my daughters favorite color so I did. You can see my entry here for the Swirls and Twirls Challenge.

One last note my Your Story Giveaway will end Sunday Morning so if you haven't entered please jump in, now I feel like doing a little crafting, hope everyone has fabulous day!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Triangle Tri-Fold Card

I created this card for a challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #19-- a green theme with some ribbon somewhere on the project, The Paper Variety-Lets See Green and Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #3. The Challenge was to create a project using green, white and one optional color.
This is the first time I tried a Triangle Tri-fold, and it is not to difficult. I took a 4x12 piece of cardstock and scored it 4 and 8". Then you score your fist block from corner to corner on a diagonal and repeat for the last block, make sure you score them both in the same direction. Fold them in opposite directions so they meet each other when you close the card. I then add 2 scalloped circles, when you attach the pop dots only attach to the one half of the fold so you can fold your card and your ribbon goes under this scallope to tie your card closed. I know this is not very good directions, there are some fabulous Utube videos, just google a Triangle Tri-fold card and you'll have one made in no time.
The cupcake cut is From My Kitchen cart and the stamped sentiment is from my very first Papertrey Ink set, love them. The inside sentiments are computer generated. If you have any questions on how to make this card will be happy to try and answer. Come join in on all the fun and thanks for stopping by!!