Monday, November 28, 2011

Ohhh Christmas Tree....

I having been working very hard at making Christmas cards so I can get them out on time this year!

Card base from Twinkle Toes  Designed in my Gypsy (You'll be seeing a lot of this card base!)
Trees are cut from a Cuttlebug Die
All Papers are from DCWV
Martha Stewart Twine

Entering into:
Fantabulous: Holiday Cards

Made Especially for You: 3 of something

Amuse Studio: Holiday

You had me at Craft: Link Party

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Tag and Stamp sale EXTENDED!!

I need to make a lot of tags this year! And I am so far behind on Xmas cards and tags! I need to get to work!

My favorite tag cut is from Plantin Schoolbook
Tree from DoodleCharms
Cuttlebug Die Scallop Square 
Cuttle Bug Scallop circle Sprayed with Glimmer Mist and squished into a flower using a metal brad
To/From Stamp embossed from Docerela Creations
Do you love this trim?? It was on a ribbon roll that was on sale at Micheal's. It is like wire! I love it!
The snow is from Deco Art. The bottle is from last year but I was able to clean it out and it worked good as new! Sprinkled with pink glitter
Papers from DCWV Christmas Combo Stack
Metal Staples from Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Entering into:
Whimsical Designs: Add texture

Frosted Design: Add Metal

Little Scrap Pieces: Winter Holiday

2 Sisters: Holiday

Our Creative Corner: O Christmas Tree

Stamp Scrap Doodle: Color Challenge

The Sisterhood of  Crafters: Polka Dots

**Black Friday Alert** the Home for Christmas set can be yours for only $10.00!!
Whoot Whoot! Image this set in your Xmas stocking!! Check out all the details at Docerela Creations!

Looking for the current Docerela Creations Challenge? Click HERE to join the fun!

Micheal's Score and my Camping Weekend!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and scored some deals!! What did you all get?

Here is my score from Micheal's on Thanksgiving:
Some Cuttlebug folders $7.56 for 4 in a pack!
Brads $1.04
Ribbon $ .56
Pearls $ 1.05
Paper Pack $6.99
Stickers $ .45

Now if you are interested in reading what else I did this weekend....

We hit the road and decided to go camping up in the Superstition Mountains! It was an adventure just getting the four of us out of the house! We left and had to turn around two times! Once for the tarp and then for the tent!
Once we settled in our whole trip was filled with fun and laughter!
First off we camped in a very isolated area so we were alone and it was super quiet. Also we live in Arizona so we are surrounded by cactus and other pointy and strange trees! While we were walking out of the corner of my eye I see large long legs... nothing else! So I calmly yell to my Husband who is much closer to it than I am... I see a LARGE set of legs!! Ha! It turned out to be a wild cow! Three of them! Just wandering thru the terrain! I thought this was very odd! Why are there cows in the middle of no-where??

 This was what we saw from our campsite (The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine)

 Real SMores!
We had a huge campfire, yummy smores and then we turned in for the night. It is super creepy to be laying out in the dark and hear NOTHING!! It was so quiet it was scary! A few hours in we hear the scariest, loudest spookiest Howling of a Wild Coyote Pack! I was seriously having a heart attack! The only thing I could think about was how we are in a plastic tent! We are never going to make it! And I was even more worried when my very large dog started to whimper and tried to squeeze into my sleeping bag!
But Husband saved the day by going out there to make some loud noise and make the fire huge!

So we survived the night in the wilderness! I am glad to be home! Safe and sound with my Cricut!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's Challenge Time over at Docerela Creations!

Docerela Creations is hosting another challenge!

Today's challenge is to create a 3-D project with a Christmas theme!
Just in time for the Holidays!

I decided to make this fun bag to hold a gift card.

Bag is cut from Plantin Schoolbook
Tag is from Sizzix
Tim Holtz Distressed ink Walnut Stain
Happy Holidays from Docerela Creations Home For Christmas Set
Heat embossed.
Hand made flowers using Glimmer Mist Sugar, Scallop circles, pearls
Paper from DCWV The Homemade Christmas Stack
Liquid Pearls

I hope you will pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and join in our challenge over at Docerela Creations! And be entered to win a set of her stamps!

**Black Friday Alert** Today only the Home for Christmas set can be yours for only $10.00!!
Whoot Whoot! Image this set in your Xmas stocking!! Check out all the details at Docerela Creations!

Sweet Birthday Wishes!

Happy Thanksgiving my Friends!

Yes I am posting on Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful family dinner and then My Mom and I hit Micheal's! We had so much fun and I bought lots of fun stuff!
Here is the card I made while my turkey was cooking:

Cupcake from: From My Kitchen
Cupcake frosting made with UTEE and Glitter
All papers from my Scrap Pile (yippee!)
Cupcake embellishment (was a thumbtack)
Bubbles Border Punch
Martha Stewart Twine
Old Stash Used: All paper from my scrap pile
From my Kitchen Cartridge hasn't been used for months
Cupcake Thumbtack found on clearance last year

Here is how I keep my scraps: 
All my scraps are cut down to 5 1/2 X 4 1/4

I have many videos on how I use my scraps! Check out how I do it HERE

Scrappy Moms: From my Kitchen
More than Favors: Birthday Theme (Happy Birthday Paula!!)

Birthday Sundaes: Old Stash

Happy Birthday to Paula.. From Meg

Happy Thanksgiving!

My Daughter Meg adores Paula  at More than Favors  so when she heard it was her birthday she got to working on a card to send her way!

Here is her card:

Meg is 9
Entering into:
More than Favors: Birthday Theme
Birthday Sundaes: Old Stash

(this entire card is from old stash LOL! The paper is from my first ever paper stack, and the teddy bear cut in from when I first got my cricut back in 2009, a practice cut!)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thank you Tag!

Thanksgiving Wishes to all my blogging Friends!

Tag cut from Plantin Schoolbook
All Papers from Scrap (Yippee!)
Ribbon was recycled from a candy gift box
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Liquid Pearls
Flowers were made using scallop circles from the Cuttlebug Die, Sprayed with Glimmer misted and squished.
Hole punched and a brad!
Thank you stamp glitter embossed
I wrote my little Thank you note on the back and dropped it in the mail today!

Entering into:
Fantabulous: Thank You

Paper Sundaes: Beautiful Bow

My Craft Spot: Flower Power

Getting Cricky: Give thanks

Amuse Studio: Anything but a card

Crafty Creations: Give Thanks

Pile it On: Letter P (I used Pink Pearls)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

No Cricut! Gasp!
I had fun trying a new technique; Paper piercing. I stamped the Tag Stamp that had the Xmas tree on some pattern paper then stamped it again on an old Xmas card that had a neat design and then cut out the tree and layered it onto of the fist stamp. I think it would have been easier if I had a larger stamp! This was the largest one I could find!
All my papers are from scrap (Yippee!!)
Martha Stewart twine that I shaded with Distressed Ink
Liquid pearls
Glitter embossing powder

Entering into:
Imagine Create Share: Christmas Card + No Cricut

Peachy Keen: Sketch + Paper piercing

I forgot to pick a Winner!!

Oops! I forgot that on Oct 11 I made a posting about the Tip Tuesday and Link up for Pink. If you left a comment over at the CCR you would be entered to win some crafty goodies from me!

I completely forgot to pick a winner!
Congrats to:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...
Wonderful cause you are donating towards. Melissa "Sunshine HoneyBee"
Thank you Melissa for leaving a comment and helping to support such a great cause!
Please send me your snail mail and I will sending these goodies out to you!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Candy Cane Gift Tag!

I wanted to share some news, I have decided to step down from the BBTB2 Design Team. This was a really hard decision for me, but my Family is needing me now so it was the right choice. I will miss being on the team! And thank you to everyone that showed me so much support while I served!

Now onto my project!

Tag cut from Plantin Schoolbook
Candy Cane from Simply Charmed
Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder
Bakers Twine
Martha Stewart Glitter
To/From Stamp Docerela Creations
Stamp glitter embossed
Kraft Cardstock
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Entering into:
The Kraft Journal: Kraft + sweet treat + baker twine

Frosted Design: Die Cuts

Cardz TV: Your Style

Little Scrap Pieces: Holiday

2 Sisters: Sparkle

Crafty Ribbon: Anything but a card

Stamp Scrap And Doodle: Emboss

Go Fish: Anything but a Card

Congratulations to Pat!

Pat is celebrating her one year Blogaversary! Congrats Pat! For the special occasion I will be sending her this fun Congrats card.
Since Pat has a friendly squirrel name Henry I thought a fun squirrel card would be fitting! 
So happy for you Pat! I look forward to visiting you many more times!

Squirrel from Create a Critter
All papers from scrap I have had these papers since 2009!
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby that I have been hoarding for at least a year!
Flowers from stash from 2010
(Ha can you tell I went digging thru my stuff??)

Liquid Pearls
Congratulations Stamp from Docerela Creations
Heat Embossed

Entering into:

Pat's Scraps: Blogaversary Challenge 

Wee Memories: Woodland Animals

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gobble till you Wobble!

Candy Closed at comment 44

Welcome to the Gobble Till You Wobble Blog Hop hosted by Jean of Jean's Crafty Corner and Tina of Tina Time!  We are all getting ready for turkey day and will be sharing some great projects that include our favorite Thanksgiving friend the turkey! 

If you have hopped over from Jani's blog at Paper Complusions then you are right on track! If not hop on over to the start at Jean's blog Jean's Crafty Corner so you don't miss anyone!

Our Grandpa is far away from us in a VA home, I always send him cards to remind him how much we love and miss him.

Here is his Thanksgiving Day Card:

All papers from Scrap pile
Turkey from Create A Critter 
Twine, button
Fiskars Grass Border Punch
Happy Thanksgiving Stamp from Docerela Creations

Before you go I have some fun blog candy to share!

 To help prepare for the fast approaching Christmas Holiday!

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 November 27!

**One entry per person please**

I am your last stop along this hop! I hope you enjoyed our Gobble till you Wobble Blog hop! Just in case you got lost along the way here is the line up!

The Line up:

And because I am a mulit-tasker LOL! I am also Entering into:

Fantabulous: Fall Colors

Celebrate the Occasion: Thanksgiving + Punch

Die Cuttin Divas: Turkey Time

The Cuttlebug Spot: Turkey  

Paper Cutz: Turkey 

My Sheri Crafts: Thanksgiving

More than Favors: Thanksgiving theme

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last Minute Challenge over at the CCR!

Welcome to our first ever Anything Goes challenge with at the CCR! But there is a Catch!

Theme Last Minute Challenge!!

 Anything Goes... but you can only enter your project at the CCR! 
Cannot link your entry into any other challenge or link party! 
That is what the last minute challenge is all about!  

You need a project now: Forgotten Birthday, last minute Thank you, Just a quick note! No time to search for other challenges, no time to add extra links!  
(I bet this will be a real challenge!) 

My daughter mentioned right before bed her friend's Birthday was tomorrow, so I put this super quick and easy card together for her!

Create A Critter for the Cupcake
Paper Crimper
Heat Embossed Happy Birthday
All papers from Scrap!

Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize!
Challenge Starts today Nov 17 and runs until November 30.
Follow the rules then submit your new  project here at the 

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 

Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog

You have until November 30, 2011 to enter your project.

Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:

Interested in joining our CCR Team? Click HERE for details!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thank You Berry Much Easel Card!

Strawberry from Simply Charmed
Leaves from Sizzix
Thank you Berry Much stamp embossed from Stampin' up
All papers from DCWV Summer Dream
Craft String
Liquid Pearls, Stickles

Entering into:
Paper Playtime: Thank you

My Craft Spot: Easel Card

The Paper Variety: Thank you

Tuesday, November 15, 2011