Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sweet Happy Birthday!

Card designed with my Gypsy
Cupcake and flag from Create a Critter
Utee and glitter
Liquid Pearls
All papers from Scrap
Trim from Funky Fringe
Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Entering into:
Birthday Sundaes: Photo inspiration

You had Me at Craft: Link Party

Birthday Sundaes Featured at Birthday Sundaes!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

With Sympathy

We recently lost someone in our life and I found it extremely  difficult making a sympathy card while being so emotionally upset so I decided to start making some so if we need one it will already be made.

Hannah Montana for the butterfly
Pink by Design Background Cloud Stamp
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Faded Jeans
Liquid pearls

Entering into:
Simply Sunday Getting Cricky: Winged things

Fantabulous: Splash of Color Yellow

You had me at Craft: Link Party

Click HERE for the BBTB2 Tree challenge blog hop and Blog Candy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

BBTB2 Blog Hop and Challenge!

** Give A Way Ended at 44 **
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 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 Julie  from HuxtersHouse selected the Heritage cart and it's tree 1 on p24. It's the lovely curly tree.. If you do not have this cartridge you can use any tree from any cartridge! But please create a new project!
Here is the project I made:

I do not have this cartridge so I used Oct 31

Tree cut from Oct 31 Heat embossed with UTEE and sprinkled with glitter
House cut from recollections Halloween paper
Halloween bling
craft string
trick or treat embellishment from k&co Spooktacular chipbox

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

Before you go I have some blog 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 September4!

**One entry per person please**

Your next stop is Maria at Believe Dream Create! 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 tree cut!

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


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Faith, Love and Hope!

Here is the card I made to help support Breast Cancer Survivors, I sent my card off to:

Kathy Mortl
10261 N Sunnycrest Drive
Mequon, WI  53092
Visit The pink stamper to see how you can help!

Ribbon frame cut from Stand and Salute
Faith, Hope, Love, stamped and heat embossed
Liquid pearls
Scrap ribbon, flower, button, craft string

Entering into:
Whimsical Wednesday: Inspiring words

Pink Stamper: Create to Donate

Friday, August 26, 2011

So Proud of You Card!

We have been back in school for several weeks now and my 4th grader is having a hard time adjusting this year, so I made this card for her, I plan on giving it to her before school on Monday:

I think this will cheer her up!

Apple from Doodlecharms
All papers from old school notebook and ledger book
ABC border from K&Co inked red and heta embossed with holographic embossing powder
So Proud of You Stamp from Scrappy Moms Kids Incorp
Tim Holtz Distressed inks
Liquid pearls

Entering into:
Peachy Keen: Sketch + Buttons
( I turned the sketch)

Frosted Design: Use notebook Paper

You had me at craft: Link Party

Bananas for you Monkey Card! And an Award!

Bananas for you monkey card!

Used my gypsy! 
All scraps (I'm SO proud) 
Monkey from Birthday Bash
Bananas from Create A Critter
Stamp from My Pink Stamper
Entering into:

Cricut Cardz: Jungle

Love to Crop: Jungle

Soooo.. my air conditioner started to leak! Eeeek we are still at over 110 in AZ!! I was able to get the appointment for today (Friday) My time frame was 9-1 that they would be here so I had to take the day off from work and can you believe they came at 9?? Yippee! 20 minutes later all was good and guess what... home alone!!

I feel so spoiled when my girls are at school and I'm off from work! But it got even better! Husband came home and we went to a yummy lunch! Fried lasagne.... OMG so good!!!

And I still have 3 hours ALONE!! Time to catch up on Challenges and Design Team work!!

And I received an award!

Thank you:

As part of this award, I have to answer the following 12 questions and pass this on to 6 people.  Here are the answers to my questions:

Name your favorite color? 
Name your favorite song?
If I Die Young
Name your favoirte dessert?
Cheese Cake
What wizzes you off at the moment? 
Slow Drivers
Your favorite pet? 
Black or white? 
Your biggest fear? 
falling from a high distance  
Best feature? 
Everyday attitude? 
Always be prepared
What is perfection? 
Watching my Girls
Guilty pleasure? 
Iced Coffee
When you're upset? 
I use curse words! (I know this is bad they just fly out!!)
Don't worry not in front of my kids!

Sending this off to some new and old blogging friends:
Creations by Shirl
Kimberli's Creations 
Chloe and her clip on Koalas
SandCastle Stamper
Scrap with Stacy
LaLa's World

Click HERE for the CCR Splish Splash! 

Click HERE for the frame challenge over at the BBTB2!

Click HERE for the Autumn Bonus challenge over at the BBTB2! 

Happy Birthday Rock Star!

This was so fun to make and I made it using my Gypsy! I have been trying only to use my G, so I feel like I am finally getting used to using it! And I love that I was able to make this with 100% scraps!!

Fox and stars from Birthday Bash
All scrap paper
Liquid pearls

Entering into:
Crafty Sprouts: Ready to rock

Paper Cutz: Stars

Click HERE for the CCR Splish Splash! 

Click HERE for the frame challenge over at the BBTB2!

Click HERE for the Autumn Bonus challenge over at the BBTB2!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Cupcake Card!

Sweet circle shape birthday cupcake card!

Sugar and spice for the shape card Welded on my Gypsy
Cupcake from Create A Critter
Lots of bling, ribbon, craft string
liquid pearls
Martha Stewart Flocking for the cupcake top

Entering into:

Scrappy Moms: Straight from the Nest
( I don't have this one but it has a cupcake cut on it)

Love to crop: Ribbon and bling

You had me at Craft: Link Party

Click HERE for the CCR Splish Splash! 

Click HERE for the frame challenge over at the BBTB2!

Click HERE for the Autumn Bonus challenge over at the BBTB2!

Splish Splash Challenge over at 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 Splish Splash!

Time to catch up on those summer lay-outs and Thank You notes for letting us splash in your pool!

We took an AMAZING summer vacation this year! Georgia, Alabama, and Florida! This is one trip I do not want to forget so I decided to make a scrap book of our trip! EEEK my first one!

We spent the day at the beach so I plan on making a page for that fun beach day!

So to start I made this library pocket card using my Gypsy, shells from stretch your imagination, wave from Sizzix and liquid pearls.
I made a tag and added a colored index card to use for my journaling. I already have the page planned in my head so this is a perfect start!

I am really looking forward to seeing your project! So be sure to:

Link your new water themed project below or over at the Creative Cutter Room to be entered to win a prize!
And the prize is..

The Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge!!

You have until September 7, 2011 to enter your project.

Please drop by the Design Team for inspiration!
The Line Up:


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday Hugs are coming your way!

Sweet Little Birthday Bear!

Bear from Create A Critter
All Papers from Scrap
Peachy keen Critter Faces
MY Creative Time Wow so many Candles 
Craft String
Martha Stewart Punch Arch Lattice
Liquid Pearls
Martha Stewart Flock

Entering into:
Birthday Sundaes: Color Challenge; pink. green and white + Happy Birthday

Peachy Keen: LFIF Furry friends + peachy face

Scrapbookaholic: Anything Goes.. Last challenge~

Fantabulous Cricut: Birthday Bash

You had me at Craft: Link Party

How to use UTEE! Quick Tip Tuesday!

As part of the Creative Cutter Room design team I would like to share this quick tip with you!
I have a love/hate relationship with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) I love it because it is so unique, I hate it because it is messy!

Before and after:

Check out my Lolly Pops that I made using UTEE:

Tools you will need:
UTEE Can be purchased at Micheal's and Hobby Lobby for $12.99
Heat Gun
Popsicle Stick
Versa mark or embossing ink
The Image

Use caution when using your heat gun! Super hot! UTEE turns the paper into almost like a plastic. The UTEE melts and is very hot! The more coats of UTEE you use the shiner and harder the image becomes.
Be careful when removing your cut, if you have many layers of UTEE it will crack! UTEE does make the image bend so you need to flatten it while it is still warm!

Check out my super quick tip video!

I hope you enjoyed my quick tip!
Click here and leave a comment over at Creative Cutter Room!

Click HERE to enter the Frame challenge at the BBTB2!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Frame Challenge over at the BBTB2!

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

This week Heather from A Little Time has selected any of the frames (page 37-48) from Happy Hauntings  But you can use any frame from any cartridge!
We also have a sponsor this week! The Stamping Boutique! They have a amazing selection of Digi Stamps! I selected the Autumn Frog Digi Stamp! I could not resist this adorable image!

I also am a newbie at coloring! I use crayola twistable colored pencils, blending stumps and baby oil.

Thanks to my friend Lucianna at Dilsaver Designs, she has a great tutorial on coloring!

Since I do not have Happy Hauntings I used a frame from Gypsy Wanderings.

Here is my project:

Frame from Gyspy Wanderings
Digi from The Stamping Boutque
Misc Halloween Scrap paper

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

Click HERE to enter my blog Candy Give-a-way!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Where has the time gone?

All paper from Tim Holtz Lost and Found
Tim Holtz reinforcements
Home made skittles
Clock and stamp from Kelly Panacci Heat embossed
Clock hands from Gypsy Wanderings cut in vinyl
Inked all edges

Entering into:
Frosted Designs: Clocks

Saturday, August 20, 2011

School days!

I actually made this entire project using my Gypsy! Yippee! I have had it for so long, but never really used it! After I sorted my paper I decided to link all my cartridges to it!

 I plan on filling this with candies and sending it to school for one of the Teachers.

I used Plantin School book for the bag,
Create a Critter for the apples
Bling, school stamps

Entering into:
Whimsical Wednesdays: 3 times a charm:
3 cuts: apples
3 colors: blue, green, red
3 embellishments: diamonds

My Craft Spot: Gift bag/box

2 Sisters: Back to school

Cricut 360:  Back to school