Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

Flowers from Flower Shoppe (sprayed with glimmer Mist)
Paper from Target Stack (sprayed with Smooch Spritz)
Little flowers from a punch (made with Felt)
Stems and Leaves from Sizzix Die Cut (these are felt)
Tag from Sizzix Die Cut
Happy Birthday Stamp Heat embossed
Tim Holtz Distressed ink Walnut Stain
Glimmer mist Iridescent Gold
Smooch Spritz Glitter
Ribbon from Amuse Studio (stained with Distressed ink)

Entering into:

Amuse Challenge: monochromatic

The Cuttlebug Spot : Spring is in the air

Celebrate the Occasion: Birthday + Bling

Birthday Sundaes: Get Messy

Die Cuttin Divas: Flowers, Fabric, Feathers

Scrappy Moms: Tag your it

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One foot in the grave.....

I had a request for a funny birthday card. I just could not resist!

Girl from Twinkle Toes
Banana Peel from Create A Critter
One foot in the grave
one foot on a banana peel from TradeFish Designs Another Year
Peachy Keen PK 470 Happy New Year 
Papers from scrap

Entering into:
My Craft Spot: Make Us Laugh

Fantabulous: Purple Green and Turquoise 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Welcome to Created By Cori's Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop!

**Comments closed at 53**

Welcome To the Wonderful Wilderness blog hop!!


In this hop, you will see projects featuring Cricut cartridges using all things found in the Wonderful Wilderness!  We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

So glad you hopped on over! If you hopped over here from Cori's blog  Created by Cori then you are in the right place! If not stop on over to Cori's Blog Created by Cori and start hopping from the start! You don't want to miss any of the super awesome projects!!

Here is my project:

We don't really have woods out in Arizona, but if we did I figured they would look all sweet and adorable!
I just could not resist using this sweet baby deer and tree from Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge!
I made the grass using Fiskars Grass Border punch
Butterflies are from Ek Success Butterflies punch
Liquid pearls
All edges are inked.
All my papers are from my Scrap pile! (whoot whoot!)

Before you go I have some blog candy to share with you:  
2 packages of Martha Stewart number embellishments!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and be a follower. I will close the comments on March 11 and announce the winner that week. Winner must contact me within 1 week to claim prize.

Sorry Due to postal issues this is open to US Residents.

**One entry per person please**

While you were wondering through the woods, a Giveaway came out of hibernation! For this weekends blog hop, Created By Cori is giving away a Chore Chart Cricut cartridge. To enter to win this cartridge, make sure you head to Created By Cori and become a follower, then leave a message at the Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop posts!

Your next stop is Annette at My Mind's Dust Bunnies Be sure to hop on over to see what she has in store for you!
The amazing line up in case you get lost along the way:

Thank you for hopping along, we hope you have found lots of inspiration from our Wonderful Wilderness blog hop!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Hedgehog Style!

My Daughter's Birthday is fast approaching so I decided to make her Birthday card. She came home with a Valentine that she saved because it had a wide eyed-hedgehog on it so I thought this would be perfect!

Hedgehog from Live Simply Cricut Cartridge
Papers from DCWV Mat Stacks
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Scallops from Cuttlebug Die Cut
Liquid Pearls

Entering into:
Cardz TV: Anything Goes

2 Sisters: Anything Goes

DL Art: Anything Goes

Paper Playtime: Pet image with sentiment

A Jillian Vance: Color Challenge

Birthday Kitten!

My sweet Friend Stacy sent me this adorable Crafters Companion Birthday Kitten stamp, since my New Year's resolution was to enter the monthly challenge at CC this stamp set was perfect for the theme challenge they have going on this month "something sweet" 

To enter the challenge you need to use a stamp from CC but if you don't have one, you can win one! They do giveaways on their blog!

So.... you all know that I do not color well but I recently won 3 Copic markers from Shelly so I had to give them a try!
Here is my card!

Birthday Kitten from Crafters Companion
Label from Twinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Tim Holtz Distressing ink Spun Sugar
Paper from ColorBok

Entering into:
Crafters Companion: Something Sweet

More than Favors: Circles 

Die Cuttin Divas: Favorite Pet 

Paper Playtime: Pet image with sentiment

I'm Back!! and Winner Winner!!

I'm BACK!!! Did you all miss me??? I missed everyone so much!! My Birthday plans did not go as planned, my in-laws flew in instead so it turned out to be a super busy family week! But I am back, refreshed and so looking forward to catching up and crafting! I want to first send out a HUGE thank you to all my sweet friends that joined me for my first ever birthday blog hop! I received so many wonderful cards and surprises in the mail! And welcome to all my new followers! Speaking of followers... I did add a linky for followers so please follow me there too and let me know if you are also set up so I can go back and re-follow!

Blah Blah!! Lets get back to the fun stuff!!

Once again I am late picking my winner!! 

Thank you for all that joined in on the Blends Join hands blog Hop!

Congrats to:

52. Rhonda Emery said...
this is so beautiful carri I love it alot. hugs

Please send me your snail mail so I can drop these goodies in the mail!

You still have time to win some blog candy from me by joining in on my birthday blog hop HERE!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friendship Challenge Time over at Docerela Creations!

Happy Friday! Last week was such an amazing week for me! I really felt blessed when I realized how many friends I have in this blogging community! If you missed my Birthday Blog Hop you still have time! Click HERE to check it out! I received so many beautiful cards and surprises in the mail it was really so special! So today's challenge is just perfect for me!

Today's challenge is make a card using the theme Friendship!

Here is my project:

Heart Decor from Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge
Inside heart is glossy accents and snow glitter
Paper from K and Co 
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Pink Ribbon
Hearts from a EK Success Heart in Heart border punch 
Tag from EK Success Photo Label punch
Border punch Fiskars
Liquid Pearls
Friendship is a gift from the heart stamps from Docerela Creations

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

Mix Match III
WHOOT WHOOT~~~ Sale Alert!! Docerela Creations is offering this stamp set on sale for $12.00 with FREE Shipping!! 
 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:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shape Card Challenge at the CCR!

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We loved looking at all the wonderful Valentine's Day projects! We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!

Theme Shape Card!
Create a new card using a shape no squares no rectangles!

Here is my project: 

Card base from Birthday bash welded with my Gypsy
Birdcage from April Showers
Kraft Cardstock
3Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon
Liquid Pearls
Happy Birthday Stamp from Hampton Art
Recollections Rhinestone
Heat Embossing

Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize! 


Two Acrylic Stamp Sets....One pictured above and  the other a Surprise!

Challenge Starts today February 23 and runs until March 7, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new  project over 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 March 7, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:
You have until  March 7, 2012 to enter your project.

Entering into: My Craft Spot: Birthday Shape card

Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's a Girl! Sweet Baby Card

Hello!! I want to Thank everyone that hopped along with us in celebration of my Birthday!  If you missed the hop you still have time, just click HERE! I hope you enjoyed the amazing inspiration projects that all of my friends posted! If you are a new follower, Welcome!! If you would like me to follow you too please leave a comment with you blog address and I will pop on over!

My In-laws are visiting so I have had very little time to craft, they went out looking for houses today so I decided to stay home to do laundry and sneak some crafting in!

All my papers are from Scraps
Baby Onsie from New Arrival Cricut Cartridge
Faux Stitching with a white gel roll pen
2 flowers are from a wedding collection, I stamped them and heat embossed them with Glitter embossing powder then layered them
Liquid pearls
Circle Punch
Tiny Purple brads
 Stamp from Heidi Grace

Entering into:
Stampin' Sisters: Rejoicing in life

4 Crafty Chics: Lets double down ( I used 2 flowers)

Frosted Designs: Brads or eyelets

2 Sisters: Stiching

Cardz TV: Stitching

DL Art: Purple + 1 color

My Craft Spot: Girly Girl

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Welcome to my Birthday Blog Hop! BLOG CANDY BLOG CANDY!!

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Welcome to my Birthday blog hop! I am so happy that you have decided to hop on over! If you have just joined me from my awesome friend Sherrie at Sherrie Scraps with Passion then you are right on track! If you came across my blog and have not started the hop from the start please pop on over to Georgiana's Blog Carson's Creations and start from the beginning! You don't want to miss any awesome projects and blog candy giveaways!

Thank you so much for stopping over and helping me celebrate my birthday! I just love birthdays! It is truly the one day you can get away with almost anything... LOL I take advantage of it and if my plan goes right I hope to be locked in my craft room with paper, glue and glitter all around me!

Now today is my birthday but I also share this day with my Step-Dad! So in honor of his birthday I decided to make a special card for him:

Bolts from Indie Art Cricut Cartridge
Paper are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crowded Attic
I sanded all the edges and inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink
Liquid Pearls
Clusters bling
Recollections for mini gmes
Martha Stewart Twine Inked
3Girl Jam Ribbon
Brads, clips
Tiny Attacher
Martha Stewart Glitter Snow
Clear Crackle Paint

I am the last stop on this Birthday Blog hop! I want to send a Special Thanks to Georgiana who helped pull it all together for me and all my wonderful friends that took the time to create and hop with me! I feel truly blessed that I have you all in my life! Thank You Ladies, you truly all mean so much to me!

Also I want to send out a special Birthday Shout-out to My blogging friend Kerry at Momma K Crafts! Today is her birthday too!! Happy Birthday Girl!!

In celebration of my Birthday I have blog candy to share! These are some of my favorite things!
First off is a set of stamps from Docerela Creations. Thank you my Sweet Friend Catarina for sponsoring this hop! (Have you seen her latest stamp sets?? Go check them out HERE!) Lovable

And my favorite Crinkle ribbon from 3Girl Jam (You need this ribbon! Go check them out HERE!)

and Fun Halloween Embellishments!

And Fun Christmas Goodies!

Now here are the rules to be entered to win:
You must stop by all 11 blog participants, become a follower for each blog, and leave a comment.  Once you have completed the hop please come back here and let me know!

That is it! Easy Peasy!
ONE comment per person please!


If you post a separate post about my birthday celebration, include a link back to here and follow the above rules you will  receive an extra entry for all the above prizes and a separate chance to win this:

Lots o' fun goodies! Buttons, brads, bling, glass beads, stamps, and more!

Just include the link in your comment and I will come check it out!

Maximum entries (2)

Comments will be closed on Feb 26 and I will draw and announce winners on March 1

Sorry... due to postage costs prizes open to US residents only.

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

Thank you so much for sharing this great day with me!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Arizona! And a blog candy Share!!

February 14, 2012 was Arizona's 100th birthday! Yippee! Since I am originally from New York learning all about Arizona with my 5th Grader was a lot of fun! We really do live in a great state! So in honor of this special birthday her Teacher asked me to decorate the classroom door! Yippee!! Lots of crafting fun!!

Arizona! Valley of the Sun!

See my cute barrel cactus?

 All the students drew a picture of what Arizona means to them!

The Grand Canyon, Arizona, and cactus are cut from Destinations Cricut Cartridge
The eagle is from Stand and Salute
Bird and bird hole from Wild Card
The Stars and years are from Plantin Schoolbook
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Mosaic
Sizzix Die Cut Film Strip

Inside the film strips I have all the major events that occurred during the last 100 years, this was the most tedious part!
This door took me all day long it was a lot of fun! We placed 6th! That is pretty good out of the entire school!

Entering into:
Krafty Girls: Sweet Home Challenge

I also want to share about a give a way!!
My Blogging Bestie Catarina from Docerela Creations got engaged over the weekend!! YIPPEE!! I wish them both sweet happiness! She is having a super blog candy to celebrate!

How perfectly Fitting! You can check out Docerela Creations HERE!!

Also.... Tomorrow is my Birthday blog hop!! I am super excited! I hope you will come along and hop for some fun birthday projects and awesome blog candies!!