Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!!

Happy Tuesday!

I'm Late Late Late!! I Know I am sooo late on posting my blog candy winner from Diana's blogaversary blog hop! So Sorry!

But before I do.... I would like to remind everyone of two very fun blog hops coming up!
Whoot Whoot it's My Birthday Blog Hop is coming February 16, there will be lots of blog candy so be sure to stop on by and hop along with us!

and Come hop along with us on February 26, Cori is hosting the Wonderful Wilderness blog hop! Lots of blog candy too!! Hope to see along the blog hopping trail!

And I wanted to welcome all my new followers! Thanks for taking the time to come and visit. If I haven't been by to visit you please leave me a comment with you blog and I will for sure stop on over to check out what is going on!

And I just have to post about this, Cathie over at the CCR has these awesome bow makers for sale! You have got to check this out! It will completely change how you make bows! Whoot Whoot! I'm ordering mine!

Ok... Now it is time to pick the winner from DL Art's Blog hop!

Congrats to:

15. JaniceA said...

My Photo
Beautiful card! My baby just hit teenager so I guess she isn't a baby.

Please contact me at abusybee24atcoxdotnet with your mailing address so I can get this prize out to you! 

Thanks to everyone that stopped by!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Side By Side ~ Mini Valentine!

Wow! Clean and Simple is so hard! But super fast!

Card Size is 3X3
Hearts are from Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge
Side by Side stamp from Docerela Creations
Peachy Keen PK 640 Princess faces
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Kraft Card Stock
Ribbon, bling

Entering into:

Fantabulous: 3X3 Valentiney

Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

The Kraft Journal: So Romantic + Kraft

My Craft Spot: Anything Goes

Peachy Keen: photo Inspiration ( I used the color)

January 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Thank you!

I normally do not like to do sketches but I just loved the one over at OCC! Here is my take on it:

Thank you Valentine!

I used Gypsy Wanderings for the card base I welded it together with my Gypsy Card size 5X5
Paper from Target
Circle Punch
Heart From Sizzix covered with glossy accents and snow glitter (new Technique)
I handmade the two stick pins using glossy accents and beads
Ek Success Photo Label Punch
Liquid Pearls
Thank you Stamp from Docerela Creations
Tim Holtz Distressed ink Walnut Stain
Bling gems
Martha Stewart Twine Distressed

Entering into:
Cute Card Thursday: Your a Gem

My Creative Time: Valentine

4 Crafty Chicks: Add a pin

DL Art: Red+ Glitter + Thankful

Stamp Scrap and Doodle: Anything Goes

My Sheri Crafts: New (I used a new technique, glossy accents plus snow glitter)

 January 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thank you Berry Much! Mini cards and Box!

 I had fun making this box! I used only 1 sheet of paper! It is 4X4X1. I found these mini card bases 3X3 with envelopes on clearance for $.25!
All my papers are from scrap except for the box.

Strawberries from Hello Kitty
Band from scrap paper
Liquid Pearls
Flower Charms
Martha Stewart Twine stained with Walnut Distress Ink
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Bloom Dots
Thank you berry much stamp from Docerela Creations

Entering into:

The Cuttlebug Spot: Box it + inside

Tuesday Throwdown: So Charming

DL Art: Thank you, Kraft, Twine and flower

Cricut Cardz: Summer

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine's Day Lay-out Challenge Time over at Docerela Creations!

Happy Friday! Can you believe that January is coming to an end so fast?? February is right around the corner! 

Are you behind on your scrapbook pages? Never scrapped before? Then this challenge is for you!

Today's challenge is Valentine's Day layout

Some of you may not know this but I do not scrapbook! I figured I will scrap-book  my girls when they grow up and I am missing them! So this was a challenge for me! I just kept telling myself pretend it is a large card LOL! I did love how much I was able to add to it with such a larger working surface!
I went to Micheal's and picked up a 8X8 shadow box and this is the lay-out I made for My Husband and I:


Hearts are from Sizzix Die Cut Hearts
XO from Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Paper is from Target
Liquid Pearls
Button, key charm, mini clothes pins, heart clip
Tim Holtz Distressed ink Walnut Stain
Heart Ribbon
Happy together, Together we can do anything stamps from Docerela Creations

We are showcasing her set "Lovable" so you will have to stop on over to her shop to take a peek at the other two sets! (They are must haves!)

You can check out her store HERE!


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!

The line up:

For My Friend....

Tree Cut from Create A Critter
CuttleBug Die Cut Scallop Square
Hobby Lobby Ribbon
For my Friend Stamp: Docerela Creations
Paper from DCWV The Playtime Stack
Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder

Entering into:

Die Cuttin Divas: Button, bow or bling

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!

uhggg! Men cards are not so fun! It is hard not to bling them out and add lots of stuff! I also had trouble with the cuts on Block Party. It was my first time using it!

Paper from Crayola Stack
Man from Block Party
Peachy Keen PK-640
Ribbon, bling, scrap paper
Entering into:
My Craft Spot: Let's hear it for the boys

Little Scrap Pieces: Blue

Birthday Sundaes: Birthday

Monday, January 23, 2012

I Adore You

I'd like to welcome all my new followers I just hit over 800 and I am soo super excited!! Stick around because I have some blog candy to share on my Birthday blog hop coming Feb 16! Thanks for coming over! 

Wasn't Jessica's hop a blast! If you missed it please click HERE to check it out!

Card Base made with Accent Essentials welded together with my Gypsy
Circle Embossed with Cuttlebug embossing Folder Seeing Spots
Sizzix Heart from Hearts
Kraft Card Stock, BoBunny patter paper
3 Girl Jam Ribbon Hot Chocolate
I adore you stamp from Docerela Creations
Paper flower made with Martha Stewart punch Flowers
Flowers from flower scrap pile
Label from EK Success Photo Label Punch
Liquid Pearls
Tim Holtz Distressed ink Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Entering into:
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Valentine Theme + ribbon

Fantabulous: Label it!

Raise the bar: Circles

Stamp scrap and Doodle: Have a Heart

Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Have A Heart stand out

2 Sisters: Embossing
Card Patterns: Sketch 149

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blends Join Hands Blog Hop!

** Comments closed at 68 **

Welcome to the Blends Join Hands Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you hopping along with us today as we help Jessica Celebrate her 1 year blogaversary!

So glad you hopped on over! If you hopped over here from Julie's blog  A Little Bit of Bling  (Loving that 3Girl Jam Ribbon!!) then you are in the right place! If not stop on over to Jessica's Blog Jessica's Craft Shaque 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!! 

Jessica asked us (her Blends= Blog + Friends) to pick a project that she created and use it as inspiration to create our own project! This was super fun! I enjoy looking at photos and using them for inspiration. Jessica had so many cute designs, but this one is by far one of my favorites!

Here is the project I selected from Jessica's blog as my Inspiration:
Isn't is simply adorable?!

You can see Jessica's original HOOray project HERE!

And here is my project!

I used Sugar and Spice for the owl
Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge for the Scallop Circle
Papers from KI Memories Family Time
3 Girl Jam Ribbon Hot Chocolate
American Crafts Ribbon

Make sure you head on over to Jessica's blog to read about how you can be entered to win some super sweet candy bags, stick pins, a gift certificate to Pink by Design, 3Girl Jam Ribbon and a HUGE grand prize from Whimsical Designs!!! Whoot Whoot!
Before you leave... I have some blog candy to share: 
ColorBok Embellishments!! Jelly Accents, Twill, Woven Words,

Rub on Sentiments, Transparency Overlay!

All you have to do is be a follower,  leave a comment on this post and a way for me to contact you if you win!!  Sorry Due to postal issues this is open to US Residents.
I will close the comments on January 30 and draw the winner that week!

**One entry per person please**

Your next stop is Sonia at Cards, Crafts and Kids Projects! 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:
Jessica: http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/

Candace: http://scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com/

Luisa: http://www.creativedesignsbyluisa.com/

Cindy: http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com/

Lisa: http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/

Beckie: http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/

Julie: http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

Carri: http://www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/

Sonia: http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com/

Cindy: http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/

Robin: http://thecricutscrapper.blogspot.com/

Natalia: http://lovecraftsforever.blogspot.com/

Stephanie: http://www.whimsical-designs.com/

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Time to Meet the CCR Design Team!

It is finally time! The CCR is announcing the official Design Team today!

I am super excited to share that I will be staying on a Design Team Coordinator! Whoot Whoot and I am so super excited to be joining a great bunch of crafters!

I hope you will pop over to the CCR and meet the team, show some love and then get ready for our first challenge starting February 9!

Design Team Coordinator:
Carri: http://www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/

Design Team 1 Feb - Aug 2012:
Georgiana http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Amy: http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Elaine http://www.expressionsbyelaine.blogspot.com/

Jessica: http://www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/

Tonya: http://ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com/

Design Team 2 Aug 2012 - Feb 2013:

Diana http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/ 

Brenda http://roseblossomlegacies.blogspot.com/

Beckie http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/

Tracy: http://www.owlbecraftin.blogspot.com/

Looking forward to seeing you all on Feb 9 for our first challenge!

DT Coordinator
Team 1:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Totally Nuts for You!

I'm really having fun using Non-Traditional Valentine's Day Colors!

Squirrel cut from April Showers Cricut Cartridge
Leaves Border punch
Mini hearts from Heart border punch
Handmade rosette with scrap paper
Martha Stewart twine Stained with Walnut Ink
Tag cut with Sizzix Cut from Vellum and over the top Transparency
Bag pocket from Recollections
Stamp from Studio G Inked with StazOn ink
Peachy Keen PK 754 Critter Faces

Entering into:

Tuesday Throwdown: Neutral colors

Crafty Creations: Valentine Theme

Frosted Designs: vellum, acrylic or a transparency

Peachy Keen: Pocket 

Scrapbookaholic: Mono

Top Three! Tuesday Throwdown!