Monday, February 28, 2011

Welcome to The Spring Fever Blog Hop!

JillianBean Crafts

Welcome to the Spring Fever Blog Hop!!

So glad you hopped on over! If you hopped over here from Sherri's blog  Sherri's Crafty Place then you are in the right place! If not stop on over to Jillian's at JillianBean Crafts and start hopping from the start! You don't want to miss any of the super awesome projects and fun blog candy give-a-ways!! 

Today's hop is all about Waiting for Spring! We are all ready to smell the flowers and enjoy some nice weather!

For my Project I made this cutie chick card!
I will be putting this in my little Chick's lunch box!

Chick is cut from Simply Charmed
Pattern paper from DCWV All Occasion Glitter Stack
Cute Chick Stamp from Studio G

Before you leave... I have some blog candy to share:

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and a way for me to contact you if you win!! ( You do not have to be a follower but if you like what you see please join me!)
Due to postal issues this is open to US Residents.
I will draw and announce the winner on March 7!

**One entry per person please**

Your next stop is Shannon at My Scrappy Creations! Click here to check out what she has in store for you!

In case you get lost along the way here is a list of blogs to hop along:
Just click on the names!


Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More!!

This is one hard cartridge to figure out! But after reviewing some of the DT member Blogs from FIF I finally found the correct cuts for the bottom and inside for this Matchbox cut! I was getting frustrated after my third insert!

It is a really cute cut!

Entering into:

Flaunt it FridaysTAGS,BAGS, BOXES & MORE cartridge and the cut choice this week is Match2 (Box), page 65  

I will be in a Spring fever blog hop tomorrow! You do not want to miss this one!! I will also have more blog candy!
Check out the line up!

** Click HERE for the Patriotic blog hop and challenge!**

**Click HERE for the Graphic 45 challenge!** 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Birthday Man Card!

I love how this Manly card turned out!

I used Indie art for the wire bolt and the design is cut out of silver vinyl
Diamond plate Cuttlebug embossing folder
Metal letters from Stash

Entering into:
Cooking with Cricut: Swirls and twirls

Frosted Designs: Use metal

My Sheri: All about Boys

Gab Challenges: Embossing

Getty Cricky: A-Z

**Go to the The Hidden Alphabet store, look around, and find an item or two that inspires you.
** Click HERE for the Patriotic blog hop and challenge!**

**Click HERE for the Graphic 45 challenge!** 

Happy Birthday!

I received a pack of papers from Me & My big Ideas, and the papers are so cute! I made this card using all the paper from the same pack.


Accent Essentials for the Scallops
Peachy Keen stamps PK-640
Stamp from Stampin up
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder

Entering into:
Peachy Keen:

You're udderly fantastic!

I am so happy it is the weekend!!

I used Create a Critter for the Cow and circle
Mosaic Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Stamp from Inkadinkado
Diamond Stickles

Entering into:
Scrappy Moms: Create A Critter

More than Favors: Farm theme

The Cuttlebug Spot: Pop up

** Click HERE for the Patriotic blog hop and challenge!**

**Click HERE for the Graphic 45 challenge!** 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Book Mark!

I made this book mark to give as a gift along with a new book I just bought my little chick. She always complains that she looses her page so I made this nice and big!

Paisley for the mushroom
Scallop punch
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Letters from Sizzix
Peachy keen Pk-640

Entering into:

Peachy Keen: LFIF , Spring + gift

Fantabulous: Emboss it!

CCCC : #7 Paisley

Getty Cricky: A-Z

Paper Cutz: Spring

LindasCreativity: emboss 

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Spring 

My Sheri Crafts: Girly

** Click HERE for the Patriotic blog hop and challenge!**

**Click HERE for the Graphic 45 challenge!** 


Our Town just started a recycling program! We are super excited! I ran out and purchased two new identical cans to fit in the kitchen. They looked great until this was all I heard... "Mom, which one is for recycle?" "Mom, did you say it's the right one or left one?" Etc Etc...

So here was my solution! I used my Gypsy, letters from Wild Card and cut this out of vinyl!

No everyone knows which can is recycle!

Entering into:
Serenity Scrappers: Vinyl challenge

Happy Birthday!

I wanted to make something other than a regular card so I tried this Tag card. I really like how it came out!

I hand cut the card and the inside tags . I used New Arrival for the circle tag. I distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz distressing inks and heat embossed some of the edges. Flowers and butterfly are distressed too. I used glass beads as the frosting on the cupcake. I made the skittles using alcohol inks.

Entering into:
Queen Kat: Inspiration
Always Crafting: Distress

Jitterbuggin: Shape Card

Cupcake Craft : Cake and Ice-Cream

** Click HERE for the Patriotic blog hop and challenge!**

**Click HERE for the Graphic 45 challenge!** 

Updates and Finally a Winner!

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**Click HERE for the Graphic 45 challenge!**

Wow! Let me just say I am so happy that I am a planner and that blogspot has automatic post!!

I have been ill since the 18th!! I have not crafted since before my Birthday! My Birthday cake is still in the freezer and I had to cancel a "crafting" get-together! It has been rough!

So I wanted to post the winner of  the It's my B-day and I'll quill if I want to blog hop!
 Congrats to:

43 Heidi said...
I love, love, love the little birds on your gift card! How cute is that! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Congrats Heidi! I hope you enjoy your goodies! Please email me your addy so can I send them your way!

I still have my Tim Holtz Blog Candy up for grabs and I will be in two more blog hops next month and will have more candy for both! Check out my sidebar for details!

I am Slowly starting to feel better so I wanted to post the photos of my space that my Darling totally re-vamped for me while I was sick!

Here is the before:
In the middle:

And the final!!

He did such an AMAZING job!! I love it! Now I have everything right in front of me!

And here are some birthday goodies I received:

And thanks to Kerry for sending me a special handmade birthday card and Cathie for sending me such a sweet surprise birthday box!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Welcome to the Patriotic Blog Hop and Challenge!

Welcome to the Patriotic Blog Hop and Challenge with the Creative Cutter Room!

How about a fun hop and challenge? It will be super fun!

Four  Design Team Members have a required element along this hop, others like myself will be just joining in!

Theme: Patriotic in honor of the many Presidential Birthdays in February. 

Visit each of the following Design team members, find the required element and submit your project at Creative Cutter Room for a chance to win a prize!

Here is the project that I made with all the four requirements:

Click HERE for the Graphic 45 Challenge!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Creative Cutter Room, Graphic 45 Paper Projects and Challenge

I love being part of the Creative Cutter Room Design Team!! I Was so excited and honored to find out we would be sponsored from Graphic 45!!

Have you seen the amazing papers they have?? They specialize in vintage crafting supplies representing the 1920's and 30's!

I am working with the Playtimes Past Collection. This amazing paper is two sided, has amazing color and cuts like butter! And the best part is, I have had a stash of vintage embellishments just sitting around waiting for the perfect paper! And here it is!

For my first card I used the Tinker Toys Paper, also known as Connect the Dots

Front and back of Connect the Dots.
Cut circles of chipboard and paper using the Cricut
Adhered circles of  paper to the chipboard
Punched a hole in the center using my Crop-A-Dile 
Added a brad
Using opposite side of the paper, punched holes
added eyelets 
threaded Martha Stewart Twine through.
Using toothpicks I adhered the three tinker toy circles together.

The next paper I used was Dollie's Teaparty.

When I first saw this paper the first words that I thought of was "I remember when..." My sister and I used to play with these paper dolls!

PaperDoll Dress up to make the little girls
Peachy Keen faces and hand cut these adorable dresses.
Circle punch to punch the circles with the tea cup and flower. 
The back side of this adorable paper is the black with super cute flowers!
Perfect for the background.
Remember Stamp
Distressed the edges of all the papers with Tim Holtz distressing Inks.

Here is my favorite!
Using Life's A Ball Paper:

 Back of the tag:

Tag cut from Plantin Schoolbook 3 Times
Cut one tag at bottom and scallop punch
Distress Ink Tim Holz
Making memory Brads
K&Company Paper Flowers (Inked)
K&Company Die Cuts & Flowers
Me&My big Ideas Sticker

WOW!! I Think being able to use all my current supplies was the best part of this amazing paper!
I hope you enjoyed my projects and I hope you are so inspired to go and be creative!!

How about a challenge and a super prize??

Create anything but you must use Graphic 45 Paper!

Head over to Creative Cutter Room to submit your project! You have until February 28, 2011 Winner will be drawn on March 1,2011!

Here is a list of the other Design Team members, have fun and check them out for more inspiration!

Wait before you go one lucky winner will receive a stash of this amazing paper from my personal collection!!

All you have to do is be a follower,  pop over to Graphic 45 HERE and come back to tell me which is your favorite paper!

My favorite paper is Hallowe'en in Wonderland!