Friday, May 31, 2013

Home Sweet Home! Adorable Welcome Tag!

I found these super tags on clearance from David Tutera. Instead of hoarding them I decided to use one right away!

The tag started out white:

House from Wild card Cricut Cartridge
I stamped the white tag with little house from Heidi Grace and clear embossed over them. Then I used Tim Holtz Distressed inks Walnut Stain and peeled paint. I love how it made the houses pop out of the color!
I found some super old trim that matched perfectly. I ink stained my scallop ribbon and stapled to the top of the tag
Added Pearls from Queen and Co colors Pearl and Shamrock Green
House Stamps and Home Sweet Home from Heidi Grace 
Action wobble for the house

Entering Into:
Action Wobble: Background Image
Paper Playtime: 2 or more ribbons
My Craft Spot: Welcome to the Neighborhood
Craftroom Challenges: Use your scraps ( My house is made from the scraps of the paper that I used from my scrap pile! Double usage of the scrap pile!)
My Paper Crafting: Tag + Pearls
Divas by Design: Tie Ribbon
Crafty Ribbon: Anything goes
Creative Inspirations : Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas : Twine
Pumpkin Spice
: Anything Goes 
Dl Art: Link Party

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Just a Note! Fun Scallop Apple Shaped Card!

I dusted of my Gypsy that was hiding under my scrap paper pile and decided to make a shape card that I had saved in it!

Apple cut from Create a Critter
All my papers, pattern and cardstock are from my scrap pile!
Twine from Maya Road Tomato Red
Skittles Bonus Red spots from DoubleClick
Red Pearls from Queen and Co Berry Red
Liquid Pearls white opal and avocado
Just a Note SNEAK Peak Docerela

Entering into:
Scrappy Moms: Thanks for dining with us
Pause Dream Enjoy: Foam Tape
Paper Playtime: Use 2 or more
 Dl Art: Link Party
Creative Inspirations
: Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas
: Twine
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes
Amuse: It's all about Color (kraft + red)
Die Cuttin Divas: Shape Card
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Too Cool for School
My Paper Crafting: Pearls
Craftroom Challenges: Use your Scraps ( All my papers) 
Tuesday Throwdown: Inspired by a book ( I used The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons.)
The Kraft Journal: Use a Sketch
I used:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Birthday... My Cowboy Zebra Card!

For some silly reason while I was making this card I kept thinking my zebra was a horse and it wasn't until I took the photos did I realize I was working with a Zebra and not a horse! LOL I still think it turned out cute!

Zebra is cut from Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
Gingham paper from Stash
May Road Blackberry Twine
Sneak Peak Happy Birthday Docerela Stamp
Sneak Peak SPOTS Skittles From DoubleClick

** Did you see my new color skittles spots?? Available for FREE with any skittle purchase!! Check out my store for a new release that is ready to ship!

Entering into:
Pause Dream Enjoy: Foam Tape (under Zebra)
Paper Playtime: 2 or more ribbon
BBTB2: Zoo Animal
Use it Tuesday: Anything Goes ( My Stash.. I cut this Zebra 2 years ago!! and my gingham paper is from my scrap pile!)
Party Time: Anything Goes
Craft-Room: Use your Scraps ( All are from my scrap pile!)
Dl Art: Link Party 
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas: Twine

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

So Sweet! 3 Girl Jam Anything Goes Challenge! Jello Sundaes?

Today is my Design Team Day over at 3 Girl Jam Challenge ! Today I am featuring the Cherry, white and Aqua crinkle Ribbon!

3 Girl Jam Current challenge: Anything Goes + Ribbon 

I really wanted to match what my Daughter was wearing along with her fun nails! 

Sundae from Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
Polka Dot Paper from Recollections
So Sweet Sneak Peak from Docerela Creations
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon
Iridescent Glimmer Mist

This week's challenge is being sponsored by:
3 Girl JAM
with a
~a $10.00 Gift Certificate to 3 Girl JAM

Entering into
Paper pLaytime: 2 or more ribbon 
Craftin Desert Divas: Link Party Ribbon or Twine 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Together!! A Red White and Blue page from my SmashBook! LSP Challenge Time!

It's Challenge time over at Little Scrap Pieces! You have until Friday to link up, so come on over and join us!

Challenge: Red White and Blue
My Husband and I were married on the 4th of July! I love to make a Smashbook page every year for our Anniversary. This year will be our 16th Year! 

Here is my project as a Design team Member:

Stars were cut from Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
One embossed with Stars Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
My papers are from at least 4 years ago that I found at a yard sale!
Gungham Ribbon
Hearts are from a punch
Heart button
Liquid Pearls 
Rudolph red Skittles from DoubleClick
Happy together stamp Docerela Creations
Mini star brads

 Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Entering into:
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Red White and Blue
Fantaulous: Memorial Day
Crafty Ribbons: Anything + Ribbon
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes
Paper Playtime: 2 more ribbon ( I used hemp and ribbon) 
Amuse Studio: It's all about the color 


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Girly Girl! Super Pink Tag!

I love how super cute this pink Girly Girl tag came out! 

Plantin Schoolbook for the tag and the zigzag
Heart from my stash of premade die cuts
Girly Girl Stamp is a SNEAK PEAK from Docerela
Glittered Skittles Pink passion and blush from DoubleClick
Flower from recollections
Ribbon trim from my Stash

Entering into:
My Paper Crafting: Tags Pink
Link up for Pink: Pink/encouragement
Paper-Crafting: Photo inspiration
Crafty Ribbons: Anything + Ribbon
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes
Go Fish: Glitter ( I used Glitter Skittles)
Dl Art: Linky Party
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes

Winner at Link up for Pink!


July 4 2011 A page from My Mini Scrapbook Album! Happy Anniversary!

I am really enjoying putting my 2011 Mini scrap book together! We had such a great family vacation that year. We celebrated our 14 year Anniversary on the 4th of July at a Resort. Our girls and Nanas decorated our hotel room door. This plastic flag was on it. I knew it would be perfect for this page!

Sketch from Jo's Scrap Shack:
 Aren't these the cutest brackets! From Plantin School Book!
 Using my Stickers!

Stars and Brackets cut from Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
All papers were from my Red white and blue stash
Liquid Pearls
Star embellishments
Stickers from my Stash
Sizzix Tag Die

Entering into:

Celebrate the Occasion: Memorial Day
Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes  + ribbon
Jo's Scrap Shack: Sketch
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Red white and Blue
Cupcake Inspirations: Red White and Blue

Enjoy! Zebra Nails and the Best Cupcake Ever! Mini Scrapbook Page!

I am moving right along in completing my 2011 vacation mini scrapbook. We spent the day at the spa then went to an amazing dessert buffet! My Daughter had her nails painted zebra, they came out so good. And how can you beat this cupcake?

Cupcake from Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
Zebra paper from Recollections
Tag from ColorBok
Cotton Candy Stickles
Hearts from a punch
Enjoy Stamp clear embossed Sneak Peak! Docerela

Tag from
Entering into:
Paper Playtime: Buttons or Brads
Scrappy Moms: Food
Crafty Creations: Wild
Cut it Up: Make it Mini  (This is my mini scrapbook)  
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes

Vacation! A day at the Beach with an Octopus!

Click HERE for the Desert Diva Blog Hop! 

I spent most of my Saturday hiding in my craft room ringing in the official first Saturday of Summer! I have lots of projects posting today! I'm on a mission to finish my 2011 vacation mini scrapbook.

Paper from Hobby Lobby
Octopus and wave from Life's A Beach Cricut Cartridge
I dug thru my stash and pulled out some fun summer stickers 
Vacation Die cut from Hoarded Stash
Google Eyes

Entering into:
Action Wobble: Ocean

Tuesday Throwdown: Nautical
Dl Art: Make A Splash
Dl Art: Linky Party
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Let's Get Hopping Desert Diva Style! Welcome to Arizona!!

**Giveaway Closed at 52**
Today we are celebrating with Tara over at Craftin Desert Divas for her very first BLOGOVERSARY!!!

If you just happened to have stumbled upon my blog, please start at 
Craftin Desert Divas so you don't miss out on a thing. If you have arrived from my friend Janis's Blog Pause Dream Enjoy then you are in the right spot. 

This is a "Desert" Diva Celebration!!

Since I live in the desert this was an easy project for me! Here is the project I have created for this hop...

It's a page from my Smashbook!! We have tons of family photos from all of our Arizona adventures so I thought this would be perfect! 
Yee Haw Cricut Cartridge for the cactus and fence
Tag stamped with Greetings From Arizona
Notebook Border punch
Burlap and trim

I am originally from New York and came to Arizona in 1992. My Husband and I love Arizona and think it is a great place to raise our girls. We love to hike, run, bike, and raft all through~out the state. I thought I would share some of our Arizona experiences:

It does not snow where we live. We drove our girls to see the snow when they were 7 and 8 years old and they hated it!  9 out of the 12 months the weather is perfect in Arizona. It is the reason we live here. Most people hibernate in the winter, we hibernate in the summer. It is hot in the summer, it is a dry heat but 112 is still hot!  Cd's have melted in my car and bottles of hand sanitizer have exploded. You can where Flip Flops all year round. In the summer it is light from 5:00am till 8:00 pm.

Here is a picture taken in December 72 degrees:
Here is the temperature in my car in July:
We have crazy "Sand Storms"
And Dry Storms:
 And Spooky Storms:

My Daughters and I hunt, capture and kill scorpions all over our house:
 We use a black light to find them.... This one was in my ice-tea:
We LOVE Arizona!

Tara is offering up lots of blog candy for those who are a follower of Craftin Desert Divas and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Tuesday May 28th at Craftin Desert Divas!

And I have some blog candy to share too!!
Alphabet Stamps
A bird Stamp
White ink 

Just be a follower and leave me a comment! 
Sorry to due high shipping fees I can only ship within the US

The next stop is my friend Jessica from Jessica's Craft Shaque

Here's the complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

 Entering into:
Paper Playtime: Buttons
Amuse: It's All about the color
Frosted Design: Punches