Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flaunt It Friday Designer!!!

WooHoo! I have just found out that I was chosen to be a design team member for

I am so excited to be a part of this great group of talented ladies!

We will be having a blog hop on Jan. 7, 2011 so make sure to tune in

and hop along with us!

This is going to be a great year with a lot of really great challenges!

Hope you will join us in Flaunting It!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Party Animal!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday! We are getting quite a bit of snow right now so I am snowed in but that's OK cause I am going to craft the day away. :)

I made the following card for the challenge over at Flaunt It Fridays. The challenge for this week is make a project with the turtle from Create A Critter. I was going to make a gift bag for my daughter's BFF's upcoming birthday but since my daughter doesn't really know what she will be getting her yet, I decided to make a card for now and then a matching gift bag later when the gift gets bought. So for now, here is the card:

I love all the images on Create A Critter, they are all so cute and this little turtle is no exception. I got the party hat from the Create A Critter cart as well.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and see my latest creation. I really do appreciate it. I hope you stay warm and have a great crafty day!

Cricut--Create A Critter (turtle and hat cut at 2 1/2")
CardStock--Melon Mambo, Pacific Point & Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Patterned Paper--Colorbok
Stamp--Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Pink By Design)
Border Punch--Martha Stewart
Misc.--Hemp Cord, Offray Ribbon & White Signo Gel Pen
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tags from Santa

Happy Wednesday! Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I still have tons of wrapping and some cookie baking to do but at least my shopping is now done. :)

These tags were made for the challenge over at Bitten By The Bug 2. The challenge was to make a project with a gingerbread man.

How cute are these guys? I made my gingerbread girl and boy from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge. The tags were made from Lacy Labels. I just printed out my to and from on my computer and then hand trimmed them to fit onto the tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation. I hope you have a fantastic holiday and a great crafty day!

Cricut--Lacy Labels & Paper Doll Dress Up
Cuttlebug--Welcome Baby Embossing Folder
Stamps--Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts
Cardstock--Kraft (SU!), Poppy Parade (SU!) & White (Georgia Pacific)
Misc.--White signo gel pen, Offray Ribbon

Monday, December 20, 2010

Let It Snow

This week over at The Paper Variety they are having a photo inspiration challenge. I knew I wanted to play along as soon as I saw this adorable picture:

However, every time I even thought about sitting down to craft, something else always seemed to happen. I got my opportunity tonight though and I jumped on it. :) The challenge ends tomorrow (12-21-10) so I got my project completed just in the nick of time. This is what I came up with:

Please excuse the picture. It isn't the best but I had no natural light in which to take my picture to enter the challenge. For the dog, I used Create A Critter and cut him out at 2 1/2". I then used Paper Doll Dress Up for the Santa hat and cut it out at 4". I used some white flocking for the brim of the hat and popped up the pom pom with a foam dot and also used flocking on it. The dog is attached to the card with an action wobble, which makes him spring to life. :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and take a look. I really appreciate it. Have a great crafty day!


Cricut--Create A Critter & Paper Doll Dress Up

Cuttlebug--D'vine Swirls

Cardstock--Red (Recollections) & White (Georgia pacific)

Stamps-- Everyday Character Face Parts (Peachy Keen) & Let It Snow (We R Memory Keepers)

Misc.--Offray Ribbon & White Signo Gel Pen

Stocking Gift Card Holder

Happy Monday! Today marks a new challenge week over at Paper Therapy. This week's challenge is to create a Christmas card. I decided to make a gift card holder for the challenge.

This was so much fun to make but also took me quite a bit of trial and error to get the size just right. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the stocking. I found that the Suberboy boot on page 56 was the perfect shoe for this. I cut it once at 22 3/4" and then flipped the image and cut it out again . I then adhered the two matching sides together and left the top of the boot open for the gift card to slide in and out easily. For the cuff, I cut out a rectangle measuring 3 1/2" by 4" and folded it in half at 2". I adhered the back of the cuff to the stocking and used a piece of velcro for the front so the recipient can easily open up the holder to get the gift card. I just free hand cut the heel and toe pieces. I think it turned out so cute and am so happy with the end result. I hope you can play along with us this week at Paper Therapy. We would love to see what you create. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my latest creation! I really appreciate it! Have a great crafty day!


Cricut--Paper Doll Dress Up

Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Patterned Paper--DCWV


Misc.--White Signo Gel Pen, Red Sharpie, Stardust Stickles, EK Success Corner Rounder & Offray Ribbon

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Happy Saturday! Can you believe there are only 6 days until Christmas! I am not even done with my shopping. Talk about waiting until the last minute! I only have a couple things left to get though so it shouldn't be too bad. I did manage to finish up the gift that we will be giving to one of our neighbors today. I went green and recycled a 4 pack of Starbucks Frappachinos including the cardboard container they come in at the grocery store.

How cute is this? Each jar has something different in it. There is one with Christmas Tree Peppermint Nougats, one with Hershey Hugs, one with Spearmint discs and another one filled with pastel dessert mints.

I hope they like it. :) As always, thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation. I really do appreciate it. Have a great crafty day!

Supplies Used:

Patterned Paper--Be Merry Snowball Fun (My Mind's Eye)

Cardstock--Pear Pizzazz (SU!) & Pink (Bazzill)

Stamps--Snowflake (We R Memory keepers) & Sentiment (SU!)

Punch--Traditional Eyelet (Martha Stewart)

Misc.--Ribbon (Offray), Irock (Imaginisce)

Monday, December 13, 2010

'Tis the Season

Please scroll down to the next post for the winner of the blog candy from me for the
Holiday Cards and Gifts Blog Hop.

Happy Monday! I hope you are staying warm where you are as it is sure cold where I am. It is looking like a great crafting day!

Today marks the start of a new challenge over at Paper Therapy. This weeks challenge is to make a project with a snowflake on it. I decided to make little treat purses filled with little Hershey nuggets for my daughter to hand out to her friends this holiday.

I am so happy with how this turned out. I finally got around to using that free download for Gypsy users with the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more to make my little purse. I don't really know the size the purse was cut out at. I just sized it on my gypsy as big as I could get it. The snowflake was cut out with Accent Essentials at 2". I then added some bling, ribbon and a sentiment. I think these will be perfect little gifts for her to give to all her friends. Now,I just need to get busy making more of them. :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and take a look. I really appreciate it. Have a great crafty day!

Supplies Used:
Cricut--Accent Essentials
Gypsy--Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Cardstock--Red (Recollections)
Patterned Paper--Countdown to Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Stamp--Winter Wonderland (Recollections)
Ink--Poppy Parade (SU!)
Misc.--iRock, White Signo Gel Pen, Ribbon Basics by Michaels

The winner is.....

Thanks to all of you for playing along this weekend in the Holiday Cards and Gifts Blog Hop! I had so much fun and a BIG thanks goes out to Jamie over at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My for including me in this great hop! Thanks Jamie!

I used to pick a winner this morning for my blog candy and the winner is
#25 terriennz

terriennz said:
I LOVE THE COLORS! It's so cute. I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!

Terriennz, I will be contacting you shortly for your mailing address. If i haven't heard back from you by 12-16-2010, I will have to pick another winner.

Again, Thank you all so much! I love my followers!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Holiday Cards and Gifts Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday! Welcome to the Holiday Cards and Gifts Blog Hop!

If you hopped on over from The Scrapoholic, you are in the right spot. :)

If you just happened to stumble upon my blog and found the hop, all the fun starts at
Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My

I am so excited to be a part of this hop! There are a lot of great blogs with some very talented ladies on this hop today and you aren't going to want to miss any of the fun. :)

For my project, I chose to make a gift, a little card and a matching gift bag. My son is participating in a secret Santa at church and this is what he will be giving away as his gift.

Isn't that snowman just the cutest? I love making these little nugget tins. So simple to do yet they always look so adorable and people really love getting them. I mean, who doesn't love getting chocolate right? :)

Here is how I made everything:

The Gift Bag is a plain red bag that I picked up from Wal-Mart. I took my patterned paper and cut a 2 1/2" by 7" strip and then used the Apron Lace border punch along the top and bottom and wrapped ribbon around it and attached it to the bag. The gift tag hanging from the bag was made with the Storybook Cricut cartridge. The scallop was cut out at 2 1/2" and the circle was cut out at 2 1/4". I punched a little hole at the top of the bag and hung it with some white hemp string.

The little card is just a 3x3 card to go inside the bag along with the gift. I cut a 1 1/4" by 3" strip of paper and punched the top with the apron lace border punch and layered it over the top of my sentiment.

The nugget tin is a piece of red cardstock measuring 10" by 3 1/4" and punched on both sides with the border punch. I then layered a strip of patterned paper measuring 10" by 2 1/2" on top and wrapped it around the tin. Not to tight though cause you want to be able to slide it on and off. I then cut out the scallop from Storybook at 2 1/2", circle out at 2 1/4" and the top circle at 2". I layered them on top of each other and stamped my image and attached it to my paper strip with foam dots. For the nuggets inside the tin, I bought a bag of Hershey milk chocolate nuggets and wrapped them with a paper strip measuring 1" by 3 1/4"

Voila! Super cute and easy gift!

Although it isn't chocolate, I do have a little Blog candy for one lucky winner.

All you have to do to be eligible to win is:

1: Be a follower of my blog
2: Post a comment (make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win)

Only one comment per person please

How simple is that? I will use to pick a winner the morning of Monday, 12/13/2010

Sorry but I can only ship to the United States and Canada.

The next blog on your hop is:

Mandy at the Polka Dot Spot

Just in case you get lost somewhere along the way, below you will find a complete list of the blogs on the hop today in the lineup order:

Jamie at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My
Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper
Jill at The Scrapaholic
Stacey at Stacey's Creative Corner <-----You Are Here

Mandy at the Polka Dot Spot <----Your Next Stop

Nikki at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
Crazy about Cricut
Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin
Liz at Skittles and Scrapbooks
KarelJ at One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity
Sandra at Sandy's Scrapbooks
Kristin at Lil Sweetpea's Place
Meighen at Scrappin_3rdeeschik
Ellen at Card Monkey
Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery
Denise at Dee's Designs from my heart
Jesi at Jesi's Things
Dorly at Moderna Art & Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great day hopping!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper--Countdown to Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Stamps--Sentiment (SU!~Seasonal Sentiments) & Snowman (Recollections~Winter Wonderland)
Border Punch--Fiskars Apron Lace
Misc.--White Signo Gel Pen, Red Sharpie, Stardust Stickles & Christmas Red Stickles
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Blog Hop This Saturday

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let you all know about a pretty cool blog hop that I will be in this Saturday. There will be lots of cool ideas so I hope you can stop in and take a look.


The hop will start over at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My on Saturday December 11.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, December 6, 2010

No Day for Just a Sliver

Happy Monday! This week's challenge over at Paper Therapy is a sketch challenge. I love sketch challenges! Here is the sketch:

How great is that sketch? I love it! I had so much fun playing along! This is what I came up with:

Can you believe that I didn't use my cricut? *gasp* I was in the mood to stamp. :) I hope you can join us this week and play along with this great challenge. You have until Dec. 11 to upload your project over at Paper Therapy. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, I really appreciate it. :) I hope you have a fantastic day!

Card Stock--- Melon mambo (SU!), Whisper White (SU!), Purple (Recollections)
Patterned Paper--- Nana's Kids (DCWV)
Stamp--- Birthday Bakery (SU!)
Nestabilities--- Classic Large Ovals
Misc.---Scallop Sentiment Border Punch (Fiskars), Star Dust Stickles, White Signo Gel Pen, Offray Ribbon.
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