Monday, May 30, 2011

Blog Hop and Challenge time Over at the BBTB2!


It is time for another great challenge and Blog Hop over at the BBTB2!

If you hopped on over from Penny's Blog PenniAnnies , then you are in the right place, if not hop on over to Carole's Blog Paper Arts and start from the beginning! You don't want to miss any awesome projects and super fun candy!

This week Carole from Paper Arts selected Celebrations Cricut Cartridge the Birthday Cake Page 99. If you do not have this cartridge you can use any cake from any cartridge! Since I do not have this cartridge I used the cake from Smiley Gypsy Cartridge.

Cake from Smiley Gypsy Cartridge
Paper from K & Co Confetti
Circle Punch
Craft String 

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge and blog hop!

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

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!)
Sorry Due to postal issues this is open to US Residents.
I will draw and announce the winner on June 3!

**One entry per person please**

I am the last stop on this hop! I hope you enjoyed our creations! Please join us this week by creating any project using a cake!

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way!

Carri (That's me!)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Birthday!

*** I can not leave comments on some blogs  :( ****

I decided to use an unconventional banner and use lily pads!

Create A Critter for the frog, lily pads and dragon fly
Lily Pad Banner stamped Happy Birthday
Embossed flowers
Craft string

Entering into:
Bug Bites: Grillin Bug Hop

Getting Cricky: Simply Sunday challenge: Banner

Paper Cutz: Challenge #93, make a card, LO or craft project using a banner and any colors or theme you'd like.

Birthday Sundaes: Create a Masculine Birthday Card

Robotz and A Giveaway from Stacy!

When I saw the challenge over at Flaunt it Fridays I knew I wanted to join in because I have a funny robot story that just happened!

While I was changing the sheets on my daughter's bed she was laying on the floor telling me how hard her life is. I proceeded to grab her laundry, pick up some toys on the floor, call her into the bathroom so I could do her hair. The whole time  she was whining and complaining, so I said to her, you really do not know how good you have it! She then told me " Mom, I want a robot to do all this work for me, clean my room, brush my teeth all those things I don't like to do" Of course my instant comment was H-E-L-L-O.... I am your robot! I do all of those things for you!

She laughed and skipped away with me screaming behind her " I am your robot you hear me??!!"

It gets better... while I was picking up a stack of papers she left on the stairs I came across this:

Yup! It is a robot brushing her teeth! (I think I am much taller in person!)

Robotz cricut cartridge for the robot
All Papers from scraps
Misc ribbon, buttons
Stamp from Scrappy Moms Stamps Kids Incorp
Inside is stamped Happy Birthday

Entering into:
Flaunt it Fridays: Robotz

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Buttons


Scrap with Stacy: Funny Story and AMAZING Tom Holtz Give-a-way!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wish Big!

I am seriously addicted to this little worm on April Showers! He is my go to worm! I used my Gypsy to hide the face so I could use my favorite Peachy Keen Stamp from Critter Faces. I also clear embossed over the glasses to make them shiny!

Scallop card from Wild Card Cartridge
Worm from April Showers
Paper from GCD Studios
ladybugs from EK Success
EK Success Punch: Photo Labels
Bling from Queen & Co
Ribbon from Joann's
Peachy Keen : PK-754 Critter Faces
My Creative Time: WoW! So many Candles ( Thanks Glora!)

Entering into:
More Than Favors: Color challenge Pink Brown Teal Cream

Peachy Keen: Designer choice your favorite!

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything Goes + Ribbon

Friday, May 27, 2011


I am many years away from retirement but this is where I will be when I do! Sitting on the beach where it is summer all year long! 

Crab from Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
Chair and leisure chipboard from K & Co Sea Glass
Wooden umbrella from Lara Crafts
Crab was heat  embossed two times with Scarlet powder
Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder

Entering into the following card challenges:

Scrappy Moms: Life's a beach ( I don't have this one)

Betty Bee's Buzz: Summer Time Fun

Celebrate the Occasion: Retirement

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Tim Holtz Style!

I picked up some fun Tim Holtz Supplies this week and I have been itching to try them out!

Mushroom cut from Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Sizzix  Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Notebook
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles
Mushroom Charm
Distress Inks
Stamp from Hampton Art
Tim Holtz Paper: Lost and found
Clear embossing powder
EK Success Ticket punch
Craft string
Silver Eyelets

Entering into:
Paper Playtime: Use a Charm

You had me at craft: Made it myself Mondays

Turtle Shape Card

I have been really wanting to start using my Gypsy more, so after watching Emma's video I thought I would give the turtle a try.

I think it came out so cute! 

Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge for the turtle shape card
Mosaic Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Circle punch
Craft string
Peachy keen Stamps PK-754 Critter Faces
Embossed Happy Birthday Stamp
Entering into:
My Creative Time: Throwback Thursday Green + Yellow + older cartridge

My Craft Spot: Shape Card 

Hello Kitty Graduation!

Hello kitty

Hello Kitty From Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge
Cuttlebug embossing folder Congrats
Craft String
Inside says: Congrats Grad!

Entering into:
Cricut Cardz Challenge: graduation

You had me at craft: Made it myself Mondays

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Black Magic Technique Tag

Tag from Plantin School Book Cricut Cartridge
Lace trim
Handmade stick pins
Stampin' up Stamps
Pearls, brads,
Crayola twistables colored pencils

Black Magic Technique:
Dark card stock. Stamp image with white pigment ink
heat with heat gun
color over stamp with colored pencils

Entering into:

Queen Kat:  Black Magic Technique

Click Here to see this cool technique! 

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything goes + Trim

You had me at craft: Made it myself Mondays

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

When Life gives you lemons...

Make lemonade then Drink up!

Lemon from Simply Charmed
Craft string
Silver buttons & brad
Stamp from Studio
Heat embossed
Peachy Keen pk-640

Entering into:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Challenge 90 Encourage + Silver

Encouragement Card Challenge

Monday, May 23, 2011

Challenge time Over at the BBTB2!

It is time for another great challenge over at the BBTB2!

This week Donna from Popsicle Toes has selected the Flying Bird from Florals Embellished page 61. But you can use any bird from any cartridge! Since I do not have this cartridge I used the bird from Stamping.
Here is my sweet bird!

I hope you will join us in the super fun challenge!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Winner Winner!

Winner Winner!!

Winner from the Bake Sale Blog Hop:

Emily said... Love the card! Those cookies look delicious!

Cool Cricut Creations

Congrats Emily! Please email me your snail mail addy!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Welcome to the Twins B-day Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Twins B-day Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday to Giselle and her sister Linette!

So glad you hopped on over! If you hopped over here from Linette's blog Creativity with Recycling  then you are in the right place! If not stop on over to Giselle's Blog Yuveria's Crafty Den 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 Birthday bash!
Birthdays are a HUGE deal in our house! They seem to last about a week between the school party, the friend party, and  the family party! They just go on and on so it is no surprise that this last birthday we celebrated when my daughter turned 9 lasted 8 days long! Three birthday cakes later... I was finally able to pop the birthday balloons!
Here is the Birthday card I made for my little chickie this year:

 I used my circle punch and punched out the 9 from a sheet of pattern paper.
The word nine is from an old bead kit.
The square 9 is from a number game that my girls are now too old for!
Happy Birthday stamp was glitter embossed

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 May 31!

**One entry per person please**

Your next stop is Yolie at Just Yolie, Just Create! 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

Carri  (That's Me!)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge

Bug From April Showers
Cloud brads
Peachy Keen Critter Faces
Pearls and Bling
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder 

Doesn't she look like a Granny Bug??
Entering into:
Peachy Keen: Sketch

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cricut-Less Graduate Card

Stamp from Studio 112
Ticket Punch from EK Success
Heat embossed

Entering into:

Whimsical Wednesday: No Cricut + old School: Stamping, embossing and Punch
Scrapalicious USA: Graduation Challenge # 3

You had me at Craft: Linking party!

Go over and join the fun!