Thursday, June 30, 2011

Some News and Time for another challenge with the Creative Cutter Room!

Ready for another super fun challenge at the Creative Cutter Room?

We have a Fun challenge for you today!

The Challenge: Create A new project with the theme Family Round Up! (Family Reunion Challenge)
This challenge is open to your own interpretation but must be a new project related to the theme!

When I was growing up every year we had a huge family reunion, my grandparents rented a hall and it was catered, I remember running around like crazy with all my Cousins!
But now I live far away from my Family in New York and it is just my little Family here in Arizona, so when I think of Family Round Up I think of Family Barbeques!
You may not know this about me but I am the BBQ Queen in our house! That's right I do all the BBQ Cooking! It really is a must in Arizona, the last thing you want is to be turning on the oven when it is already 100+ degrees out!
So for this challenge I made this super fun 8X8 BBQ Scrapbook to record some of our fun family BBQ Memories in:

Check out this super quick video to see all the pages!
I am really looking forward to seeing your project! So be sure to:

Link your project over at the Creative Cutter Room to be entered to win a prize! 
And the prize is..
 Cool Cricut Markers!

You have until July 13, 2011 to enter your project.
Please drop by the Design Team for inspiration!

And some NEWS!!!

It is amazing how fast my time went as a Design Team member for the Creative Cutter Room! This is my last posting as Design Team #1 Member!
I want to Thank Cathie, Melin, Gaby and Jenny for such a fun experience!


I have some wonderful news!!  I am continuing on with the Creative Cutter Room as The Design Team Coordinator! I am so super excited to be taking on this new chapter during my Crafting Journey!
Thank you to everyone that has supported me, left comments, sent emails I truly treasure my blogging friends!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Blog Hop and Challenge time Over at the BBTB2!

**Candy Closed at 39**
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 Donna's Blog Popsicle Toes and start from the beginning! You don't want to miss any awesome projects and super fun candy!

This week Heather from A Little Time selected  Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge the watermelon Page 34. If you do not have this cartridge you can use any watermelon from any cartridge! But please create a new project!

I decided to Tim Holtz-i-fi this card with lots of inking and shadowing, I am really happy with how it turned out!

Watermelon from Stretch Your Imagination
All scrap paper
Inked with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink
Home Made Skittles
Hand made Tag, Threading water punch Clear embossed then inked Stamp
Stamp from Stampin' up

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

Before you go I have some candy to share with you:
Two sets of butterfly rhinestones and a butterfly Stamp!

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 July 18!

**One entry per person please**

Your next stop is Carole at Paper Arts ! be sure to hop on over to see what she has in store for you!

Please join us this week by creating a new project using a watermelon!

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

Carri (That's me!)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sweet Baby Tag!

Blog Shout Out: Thank You Lisa for helping me fix my blogger issue!

Sweet Baby Gift Tag:

Tag is cut from Tags Bags boxes and More. using my Gypsy I cut a smaller circle on the pattern paper
Baby pin, ribbon, die-cut of baby from stash
Circle punch used on to/from stamp

Entering into:

CCCC# 22: Tags Bags Boxes and More

 You had me at Craft: Linky Party

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Winner Winner!!

Winner of my Blog  Candy!!

Thanks to

31 Sarah said...
I am follower. The pictures looked so nice, those mountains in the background were lovely! Thanks for the chance to win that yummy blog candy! Sarah

Congrats Sarah! Please contact me with you mailing address!
I will have more blog candy posted on Monday!

Click HERE for the Sunny days challenge at the BBTB2!

Click HERE for the Flag challenge at the Creative Cutter Room!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Owl Card! & My Scorpion Slaying Continues.. You Won't believe this!!

Owl shaped card using Wild Card Cartridge

Owl from Wild Card Cricut Cartridge. 
Card Feature
Paper from Scraps
Tim Holtz distressed ink
Cuttlebug Scallop Die Cut
Happy Birthday Stamp
Google Eyes
Craft twine

Entering into:
Birthday Sundaes: Shaped Birthday Card

You Had me at Craft: Linking Party 

I heard my Daughter yell "SCORPION!!" So of course I grabbed my camera to go check it out! This video is so funny, hearing myself scream which causes my Daughters to scream!

So one down... but guess what...
Just an ordinary glass of Ice-T????

Not according to the black light we used to check the house!
 Two in one Day!!
This one was already dead!

We are sooo grossed out today!!

Hey There SunShine!

Sweet Sun from Doodle Charms
Diamond Stickles
Peacky Keen PK-640 Princess Faces
Hampton Art Stamp
Paper and string from stash
Labels EK Success Punch

Getting Cricky: Simple Sunday: Face it project

Fantabulous: Summer Sun

Celebrate the occasion: Summer

You Had me at Craft: Linking Party 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Yummy Cake Card!

Yummy Happy Birthday Card.

Birthday cake from Life's a Party Cricut Cartridge
Paper from Target
Ribbon and buttons
Glossy Accents on the circles
I used my circle punch to decorate the inside of the card

Entering into:

My Craft Spot: How sweet it is! Challenge # 13

Click HERE for the Sunny days challenge at the BBTB2!

Click HERE for the Flag challenge at the Creative Cutter Room!

Click HERE for my latest give-a-way!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunny Days Challenge Over at the BBTB2!

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

This week Susan from Busy With Cricky has selected the  SUNNY DAYS cut from Cricut Lite - Celebrate with Flourish. But you can use any words from any cartridge to say Sunny Days!
Here is my project:

Since I do not have this Cartridge I used the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge for my font and welded the words using my Gypsy.
I also decided to use my cricket markers to draw the words, I lightly colored them in.

Bike is from Stretch your imagination
Ribbon, bling and flowers from stash.

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

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Celebrate! It's your Birthday!

Birthday Bash for the Yummy Cupcake
Happy Birthday Stamp from Queen Kat
Journal Tag from ColorBok
Ribbon and clip from stash
Threading water border punch
Paper crimper
Divine Swirls and Seeing Spots Cuttlebug embossing folders

Happy Birthday Card

Entering into:

The Pink Stamper: Happy Birthday

Frosted Designs: Add a journal Tag

More Than Favors: Emboss (Where my Daughter is Guest Designer!!)

Click HERE for my current Give-A-way!

Click HERE for the current BBTB2 Gnome challenge!

Click HERE for the current CCR Flag Challenge!

A Super Sweet Award and a Winner!

Thank you to LisaJessica, and Jean!  For passing this Super Sweet award onto me!

The rules for the award are the following:
1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2) To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

7 Random facts about me.... Hmmmm
1. I never listen to music when I craft.
2. I work Full Time for a Contractor
3. I have a collection of troll dolls, some of you may call them Norfins
4. I never wear flip flops because I am afraid of a flip flop blow out
5. I truly believe if you don't have something nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all.
6. I got married on the 4th of July!
7. I don't like ice cream

Some of my trolls!

My 8 blogging friends that I am passing this along to....

Diana: DL Art
Lucianna  Dilsaver Designs
Jennifer  JLJ Designs

Thanks Ladies I think all your blogs are super sweet!

And Winner!

Thanks to

3 Jean said...
Adorable!! I know I have said on here many times how much I love these worms!! They are adorable!! I am sure I could find tons of uses for them. Thanks for the chance to win.
Yippee Jean! I can't wait to see what you make with these! Please send me your addy!

Thank you cherry much!

Cherries from Hello Kitty
Ribbon from Stampin' Up
Button from Micheal's
Thank you cherry much , You're too sweet from My Favorite Things Stamps
Labels from Twinkle Toes

Entering into:

Peachy Keen: Sketch

Whimsical Wednesday: Color Challenge
Bonus: Used the color green 


Thursday, June 16, 2011


Some Patriotic Cuteness!

Stand And Salute Cricut Cartridge Rocket Border Cut 4 times once for the base then in the red white and blue
Craft sting
Cuttlebug embossing folder Stars
Peachy Keen PK-640

Entering into:
Peachy Keen: Patriotic Theme + Peachy Keen Face

Scrappy Moms Stamps: Sweet Treat( I don't have sweet treats but Sweet Treats has a rocket image!)

Click HERE for my current Give-A-way!

Click HERE for the current BBTB2 Gnome challenge!

Click HERE for the current CCR Flag Challenge!

Patriotic handmade greeting card celebrating the USA. Made for the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge.

Time for another challenge with the Creative Cutter Room!

Ready for another super fun challenge at the Creative Cutter Room?

Today's challenge theme is: God Bless America

The Challenge: Create a new project that includes a flag

Link your project over at the Creative Cutter Room to be entered to win a prize!
And the prize is..

A Stamp Set!!

You have until June 29, 2011 to enter your Flag Project.

Here is the card I made using a flag:

Dog tag cut on silver cardstock then embossed with clear embossing powder
Chain from Boxer Scrapbook
Star paper from Target

And we have a special guest this week, Mollie from Design Team 2 is joining us!
Be sure to swing by the Creative Cutter Room Design Team members for some inspiration!

Can't wait to see what you create!