Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July!

Click HERE for the BBTB2 ice-cream cone challenge!
Click HERE for the CCR Thank you blog hop and challenge!

Click HERE for my Blog Candy!!

I have been having a love hate relationship with the UTEE (ultra-thick embossing enamel)
I love it because it is so unique and turns paper into plastic
I hate it because it is so messy, burning hot and gets everywhere!

Still I cannot put the stuff down!

So I was experimenting and decided to melt some Martha Stewart Glitter on the tree.

I hated it because it took forever and was so super messy!!
I loved it because none of the glitter can come off it is melted in!
Stay tuned for my Quick Tip Tuesday on Aug 23 for my quick tip on how to use UTEE with the Creative Cutter Room!

All papers from my Christmas Scrap Pile
The ribbon was white and I used Tim Holtz distressed ink to bring down the color
Christmas tree from Doodlecharms

Entering into:

Crafty Creations: Christmas in July

Cricut Cardz: Any Holiday

More than Favors: Christmas in July

My Creative Time: Older cartridge, X-mas & Material

Time for a Give-A-Way!! Fun Blog Candy!

** Give A Way Ended at Comment 50 **

Whoot Whoot!

I just hit  665 friends! Thank you to all of my friends that come and visit me! It really makes my day! And most of you already know how much I LOVE to come and visit, sometimes I think I am blog hopping and commenting more than crafting! But that's ok with me, I really enjoy seeing what is going on out there!

So to celebrate I thought I would share some fun blog candy!

Here is what you'll get:

24 count decorative clips
40 teddy bear eyelets
6 transparency frames
6 packages with 6 different colors of Super fine Glitter!!
Butterfly sticker sheet
To/From Sticker sheet
Misc green and blue ticket stubs
2 blank cards and envelopes
family sayings rub on sheet
ABC Sticker sheets
and a fun baggie of my favorite embellishments!!

Here are the details:
Because this is in celebration of my friends, you must be a follower and post about my candy on your sidebar or in a posting That's it!!

Sorry US Residents only (due to high shipping and custom fees)
One comment per person please!

And this time I will allow for BONUS ENTRIES!

Because I am a Design Team Member for the BBTB2, and I LOVE IT...
If you enter 1 (ONE) of the 5 challenges that will run every from Monday August 1 - August 29, Come back here and let me know which challenge you entered and you will get a second chance! 

Because I am the Design Team Coordinator  over at the Creative Cutter Room which I also LOVE...
If you enter 1 (one) of the 2 challenges that start August 11-August 25, come back here and let me know which challenge you entered and you will get a second chance!

Fine Print:
Maximum number of entries allowed: 3
(1) for following/posting about give-a-way
(1) for entering any Challenge at the BBTB2 for August
(1) for entering any Challenge at the CCR for August

I will be checking and deleting any additional comments to keep it fair!

I will pick a winner on Sept 4th!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Fun!

Click HERE for the BBTB2 Ice-Cream Cone Challenge!
Click HERE for the CCR Thank you Challenge and blog hop! 

Watermelon from Preserves Cricut Cartridge
All scrap paper
Stamp from Stampin' up
Thank you Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Craft string
Handmade stick pins

Entering into:
Fantabulous: Melon Challenge

Scrapbookaholic by Abby: Anything Summer

Paper PlaytimeFor Challenge #51 Make any project using digital or stamped images or sentiments with a SUMMER theme! 

My Craft Spot: Emboss it!

Die Cuttin Divas: Sweet 

Pile it on: Summer 

Amber's Crafts: Pattern Paper

You had Me at Craft: Link Party:

Patches of Pink: Link Party

Patches of Pink

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Welcome to the CCR Thank You Blog Hop and Challenge!

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

How about a fun hop and challenge?

Theme: Thank you and must include 3 elements! 

Visit each of the following 3 Design team members, find the required element from each DT and submit your new project at the Creative Cutter Room for a chance to win a prize!

And what is the prize?

A Clear Block, Stamp Set and Ink!

Challenge Starts today July 28 and runs until August 10!

You will need to collect  3 elements total and include each element on your project and then submit your project at the Creative Cutter Room!

My Required Element: Must include at least two buttons

Here is the project I made using all 3 elements!!

Plantin School book for the tag
Threading water Border punch
Sizzix Notebook Embossing folder
Background stamp from Hero Arts Old French Writing
Tag is stamped and heat embossed with Versa Mark and Distressed using Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Frayed Burlap
White craft string inked
Paper cuts from Tim Holtz Lost and found
UTEE used for ticket for shiny look
Punched with EK Success Photo Labels
Tiny Attacher

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Make it a Thank you and....
Mollie- must include a stamp
Carri- Must include at least two buttons
Jenny-must include a type of embossing (dry or "wet")

The Line Up:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Snail Shaker Card!

Click HERE for the BBTB2 Ice-Cream blog hop and challenge!

Snail From Paisley Cricut Cartridge
White fasteners from EK Success
All papers from scrap
Flowers from Bazzill
EK Butterfly punch
Misc beads for shaker
Scallops From Cuttlebug Die

Entering into:

Crafty Sprouts: Shaker Card


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thank you Lady Bug!

Click HERE for the BBTB2 Ice-Cream blog hop and challenge!

Lady Bug From Doodle Charms
Paper from Martha Stewart
Ribbon from Offray
UTEE embossed sings
Journal tag glitter embossed Thank you

Entering into:

Getting Cricky : Joining in on Thank you Blog hop

You Had Me at Craft : Link Party

Monday, July 25, 2011

Blog Hop and Challenge time Over at the BBTB2!

**Candy closed at 49**

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

If you hopped on over from Jeri's Blog Bug N Me Creations then you are in the right place, if not hop on over to Jeri's Blog Bug N Me Creations and start from the beginning! You don't want to miss any awesome projects and super fun candy!

This week Maria from Believe Dream Create with Maria selected the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge the Ice-Cream Cone Page 35. If you do not have this cartridge you can use any ice-cream cone from any cartridge! But please create a new project! 

Ice-Cream Cone from Indie Art
Heidi Grace paper
K&Co Hopscotch Paper
Inked with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink
Stampin' up Ribbon
Tag made from Label EK Success Punch
My Creative Time; Wow So many Candles. Stamp Heat Embossed
Ice Cream covered with glossy accents for shine

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 Stickers sheets and a pack of Chipboard Embellishments!

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 Aug 16!

**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 an ice-cream cone!

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

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's Your Bird-Day!

Bird from Create a Critter
Tree from Pooh and Friends
Label cut from Twinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge
Flowers from Martha Stewart Punch
Tag from Colorbok Sorbet Glitter Pad
Paper from Imaginisce Hey Foxy 
Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz distressing inks
Stamp from My Pink Stamper Punny-licious

Entering into:
Circuit 360: Outdoor

2 Sisters Challenge: Anything Goes

Creative Sisters: Summer

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Miss Ewe!

Sheep cut using Animal Kingdom, using Gypsy to hide the face
American Crafts Butterfly Punch
Scallop cuts from Cuttlebug Die 
Scrap Paper
Peachy keen: PK 754 Critter Faces
My Pink Stamper Punny-licious Stamps

Entering into:

Peachy Keen: Pun + Peachy Face

Wedding Card!

Wedding Card

I Don't have Sweethearts so I  used Wild Card Cricut Cartridge and my gypsy to make the cake
Embossed with Sizzix Hearts.
Inked and layered the paper flowers from Bridal

Entering into:

CCCC# 25 Sweethearts

The Crazy Card Maker: Wedding

Wee Memories: Clean and Simple

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thank You Card!

I was so lucky to have a friend watch Kimber for me while we were on vacation so I made her this super cute dog card to tell her thanks!

Puppy and paw from Paper pups
Papers from a Paper swap
Craft String
Funky Clip

Entering into:
My Sheri Crafts: Faithful Companions

Paper Cutz: Anything Goes

You had me at Craft: Link Party

Hippo Happy Birthday!

I like how his feet look like they are running!

I used Birthday bash card feature to cut the hippo. I planned on doing so much more with this card, but it was too small of a card to really add anything else!

Birthday Bash for Hippo Card
Stamp from Studio G Glitter embossed
Mosaic Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Google Eyes
Party Hat Sticker embellishment

Entering into:
Die Cuttin' Divas: Shape Card

I had a blast today shopping and having fun with some crafting friends! I totally scored! Almost everything in this pile was on clearance and I found Freshly Picked for $19.00!! Whoot Whoot!
Here is a photo of my loot!
I really chuckled when Mollie posted a photo of her little dogs at her feet so I thought I would share what is at my feet all the  time.. Hint Hint look at her big paws above!
Maybe not so little!

Cricut-less Card! Just for You!

I have this on automatic post because I am out playing Hookey! I took the day off from work to meet up with some of my crafting friends! Lunch then shopping! What could be more fun! 

I have a little surprise for them both so I made these cards to go with it!

No Cricut!
Bazzill Wings Bitty Blossoms
Stamp heat embossed from Studio G
Scrap paper
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink

Entering into:
More than Favors: Cricutless

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sweet Bithday Wishes!

My Scrap Paper:

I made the lollipops using the candy cut from Slumber Party. I just cut off the twist ends.
I used Ulta-thick Embossing enamel  (UTEE) to make the pops look shiny.
All papers are from my scrap pile
All ribbon and craft string are from my scrap pile
Divine Swirls embossing folder
Tim Holtz Distressed ink
Sweet Birthday wishes heat embossed from Inkadinkado
Lollipop sticks I cut off of lollipops

Entering into:

Whimsical Wednesday: Use your scraps

Crafty Creations: Seeing Double

Amber's Crafts & Stuff: Circles and Swirls

Cooking with Cricut: Lolli- pop

Looking for ideas for your scrap paper.... check out my Creative Cutter Room Quick Tips Here and Here!