Thursday, August 30, 2012

School is Cool! Fun with Crayons!

It is hard to believe we have been in school over 3 weeks now!

Crayons from Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Paper and fun sticker from K and Co School Scrap Kit
School is cool stamp Docerela Creations
Tag from Cuttlebug Die
Liquid Pearls
Kraft CardStock

Entering into:

Fantaublous: Back to School

The Kraft Journal: Back to School

Exploring Cricut: Back to School + 8 Colors

Tuesday ThrowDown: Color Crazy

Krafty Girls: Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes

Perfect Sentiments: Anything Goes + Sentiment 

DL Art: Linky Party 

4 Crafty Chicks: Back to School

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

3 Girl Jam Challenge # 1 Time! Butterflies and Bows!

3 Girl Jam has started it's first challenge!

We hope you will come on over and join in on the awesome challenge!

Theme: Butterflies and bows challenge: Project must have a butterfly and a bow.

Here is my project that I will be showcasing as a Design Team Member:

Butterfly from the Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge
Liquid Pearls
Enjoy your Birthday stamp from Docerela Creations
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon Sunflower
Paper from DCWV Fun In the Sun Stack and Heirloom Stack

Sponsor: Dilly Beans Stamps
Prize: 3 Digi stamps of choice

Be sure to stop by 3 Girl Jam to see all the great crinkle ribbon and new products and check out the other design team member projects over at the 3 Girl Jam Challenge blog!

Entering into:
Hiding in my Craftroom: Share a Challenge

DL Art: Link Party

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

May the LORD Bless you today...

In a previous post I wrote about the bags that my Daughters make for the homeless, You can see it HERE. We ran out of bags so on Sunday my Daughters and I made new bags. We now include a personal handmade card in each bag in hopes of spreading some cheer. 

Here are the cards I made:

All my papers are from scraps
Felt flowers are from Sizzix Frame Die cut and Cuttlebug Flower Die
Twinery Orchid
Stamp wood mount from Art Impressions
Pop Dots under the felt flowers
Purple Buttons

Entering into:
Die Cuttin Divas: Recipe Challenge

Paper Playtime: Polka Dots + Sentiment 

Amuse Studio: Felt

Flowers are from Accent Essentials
All papers are from Scraps
Large Scallop oval and large oval from Spellbinders

Entering into:
DL Art: Flowers 3-D

Here are the cards my Daughter (11) made:

She used all scraps for her card. 
Flower is from Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge

(So I saw a challenge for 12 year old and under... but of course I can't find it... if anyone know which one it is please leave it in a comment! thanks!)

Winner Winner!

Thank you to everyone that hopped along to celebrate Karen's Birthday! Time to announce the winner!

 Thanks to Random . Org:

4. Amy said...
What a cute card- Love the fun papers and present!! So happy to be in the hope with you! :)Amy
Congrats Amy!! Please contact me at the above contact me tab with your snail mail!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to School! With a Ton of Techniques!

This card was for sure a labor of love! I used so many techniques it took me hours! I am super happy with how it came out!

Thank you to Frosted Design That posted this chipboard tutorial HERE that I used on my chipboard. I used some stamps from Docerela Creations and KI Memories, heat embossed and covered with Distress Crackle Paint rock candy and walnut stain distressed ink: 

I needed a quick tag so I used the back of the packaging that some school stickers came in, I finished it off with some Tim Holtz Reinforcements, walnut stain and The Twinery Cappuccino:

Once again I dug deep into my stash and went old school with some fun alphabet paper. DCWV Spring Stack 2009
Apple cut has hoarded from a swap back in 2010. I covered it in UTEE and added Martha Stewart Snow Glitter
Recess arrow, fussy cut, sanded and inked
Book worm from April showers, used my Gypsy to hide the face
Peachy Keen PK 754 Critter Faces. Glossy accents for the glasses
Lime Green Stickles
Border number sticker from TPC Studios
Apple Button

Entering into:
Scrappy Moms: Back to School

Crafty Creations: Gems and Twine

Cardz TV: Cutie Critters

Divas by Design: Anything Goes

Cute card Thursday: Bling it up

Crop Stop: Back to School

Frosted Design: Chipboard

Little Scrap Pieces: Make it Sparkle

Cricut Chirp: Labor of Love

Our Creative Corner: Recycle it + Green

Stampin' Sister in Christ: Punches, Dies or shapes

Creative Inspirations Paint: Back to School

DL Art: Link Party

I am behind on visiting, My Mom was in the hospital all week and thankfully was released Friday Night. I am slowly getting caught up and will be by to visit soon!
Happy Crafting!

Head Soloist at Cricut Chirp!

Cricut Chirp

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I am Here to Live out Loud!

Today is my day to post over at 3 Girl Jam!
 I decided to dig DEEP into my stash and I pulled out the first paper pad I ever purchased... 2009 the DCWV Spring stack! I remember thinking that I would never need more paper than this stack! LOL! I am embarrassed to say how many stacks I now have! It did bring back a lot of memories as I flipped through the pages and why this was a "must" have stack! I decided to take some papers and sentiments from the stack and make a page for my Smashbook! I was so thrilled to see how perfect my 3 girl jam products matched perfectly!

No Cricut on this one
All papers from DCWV The Spring Stack
Fussy cut sentiments, create, dreams, I am here to live out loud
Flower canvas border from 3 Girl Jam (self adhesive!!)
Aqua Splash 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon

Be sure to visit 3 Girl Jam to see all the awesome crafty products!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Docerela Creations Thank You Challenge!! SPECIAL SALE ALERT!

We have a brand new challenge for you over at Docerela Creations

Since our last release was an awesome Thank you set we thought it would be great to have a Thank You challenge with a twist!

Today's Challenge is : Create a Thank You project that must include ribbon and at least one button. A Thank you, thanks, etc sentiment must be on the front!

Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a stamp set of Docerela Stamps! Say What?? You heard me right! A Docerela Stamp set up for grabs once a month! And let me just say they are fabulous, stamp amazing and work beautiful with embossing powders! 
Today I am showcasing her new set Thank You!  

 Here is my project:

Stamps PERFECTLY and it is embossed!

Deer from Give a Hoot Cricut Cartridge
Paper from DCWV Songbird
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon
Flower Button
Liquid pearls

Thank you for being you Thank You set Docerela Creations

Thank you
Eeek! Isn't it just fabulous!?! The perfect Thank you Sentiments for every occasion! Now you can really personalize your Thank yous!

Check out the Shop HERE
The Team:


Looking forward to seeing your creations!


 FRIDAY ONLY Summertime on Sale for $10.00 with FREE Shipping!!

And a FREE offer!!  First 10 customers to purchase this special SummerTime Stamp set will receive this adorable Face stamp FREE!

  How fun is that!!   Check out the Shop HERE!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Design Time Thursday! Googly EYES Challenge!

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We enjoyed looking at your Friendship projects!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!

Did you know August is National Eye Exam Month? 
We thought it would be fun to include this in our challenge!

Theme Must use Googly Eyes!

Here is my project:

Bird is from Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge
Pattern paper is from my scrap pile
Mandarin twine from the Twinery
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
My Pink Stamper It's Your Bird-Day Stamp

We hope you will join us and Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize!

Challenge Starts today August 23 and runs until September 5, 2012.

Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the
Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Be a Follower of the CCR
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
One entry per person
Please comment after linking 
You have until September 5, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sorry I was Crabby!

I planned on making a summer lay-out for my Smash book but decided to make a fun card instead!
I used my sewing machine! I plan on making space in my craft room because right now I have to haul it out of the closet and use it on the dining room table so it never gets used. It is going on my to do list!

Crab and Sun  from Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
Paper from Hobby Lobby
Peachky Keen PK 650 Just Baby faces
ColorBok Border waves
Spellbinders Ovals large
Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Walnut Stain
Liquid Pearls
Sorry I was crabby stamp from Whimsical Design
Sewing machine

Crafty Creations: Color Challenge

Little Red Wagon: Dog Days of Summer

Alphabet Challenge: N for Nautical 

Go Fish: Summer Theme

DL Art: Link Party

Little Scrap Pieces: Stitch it

Made Especially for You: 3 Pearls

My Craft Spot: Splishy Splashy Summer

Divas By Design: Sketch Challenge

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Holidays! Gingerbread Style!

Click HERE for Karen's Birthday Hop!

I can't wait to pull out all my Christmas Supplies and really start making Christmas cards!

 Action Wobble:

Gingerbread Man from Jolly Holidays
Spellbinders Labels fifteen
First layer is Felt Fabric
Papers are from Scrap Pile
Ribbon from Micheal's
Happy Holidays Stamp from Docerela Creations
Gems, Pearls
Peachy Keen PK 650 Just baby faces

Entering into:
Action Wobbles: Christmas

Celebrate the Occasion: Xmas In August

Dl Art: Use Fabric

Happy Birthday to you Karen!

Comments closed at 37

Welcome to Karen's Birthday Blog Hop!

I am so happy that you have decided to hop on over! If you have just joined me from my awesome friend Norma at PinkBlingCrafter then you are right on track! If you came across my blog and have not started the hop from the start please pop on over to Diana's Blog DL Art and start from the beginning! You don't want to miss any awesome projects and blog candy giveaways!

Happy Birthday Karen!! I hope your day is just as wonderful as you are!!

Here is the birthday card I made for Karen:

Card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2
Present from the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
All papers from K and Co Confetti
Fiskars corner punch
Spellbinders banners
Happy Birthday to you stamp from Whimsical Designs
Liquid Pearls

 Before you go I have some blog candy to share with you: 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and be a follower. I will close the comments on August 24 and pick a winner that week. Winner must contact me within 1 week to claim prize.

Sorry Due to postal issues this is open to US Residents.

**One entry per person please**

Your next stop is Amy at Amy's Crafting Space! Be sure to hop on over to see what she has in store for you!
The amazing line up in case you get lost along the way: