Saturday, March 31, 2012

Welcome to the Embossing Blog hop!

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Welcome to the Embossing Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you hopping along with us today! This blog hop is sure to provide lots of fun tips and tricks on embossing techniques , a fun challenge using one of the techniques you see here today and there will be some candy along the way!!

 So glad you hopped on over! If you hopped over here from Georgiana's blog  Carson's Creations  then you are in the right place! If not stop on over to Georgiana's Blog Carson's Creations 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!!
Georgiana asked us to pick an embossing technique and share a tip, trick or technique.
I decided to do dry embossing with highlighting of chalk. The supplies you will need are a Cuttlebug machine, Embossing Folder, CardStock, and chalk.
 Preserves Folder
 Pebbles Chalk

 Select the colors you like and run the chalk along the embossed paper:
Keep Going!
 Now you can add some bling! I used Stickles and Liquid Pearls:

 Now you have a great embossed and colorful background! I hope you will give this chalking technique a try!
 Check out my super quick video for more details:

Here is my project:

Preserves Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Pebbles Chalk
Liquid Pearls
Strawberry from Indie art
Thank you Berry much Stamp from Docerela
Before you leave... I have some blog candy to share:
A 5X7 Dominos Cuttlebug Embossing folder and the 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 background paper I made in my video!

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 April 9 and draw the winner that week!

**One entry per person please**

Your next stop is my Great friend Karen at Little Scrap Pieces! Click here to check out what she has in store for you!

Did you learn a new trick along this hop? Have a special way you like to emboss? We want to see it! Come enter our embossing challenge and be entered to win this prize pack:

In case you get lost along the way here is a list of blogs to hop along:
Georgiana ~
Carri ~
Karen ~
Jessica ~
Anita ~
Colin ~
Kate ~
Gwen ~
Pat ~

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Easter Little Chickie!

I cannot believe that Easter is right around the corner!  I made this Easter card for a little 2 Year old! I think she will enjoy it! The chick is attached to an action wobble.

 In action!

 Action wobble

Chickie from Simply Charmed
Peachy Keen PK-754 Critter Faces
Paper from We R Memory Keepers
Liquid Pearls
Happy Easter Stamp from Docerela Mix Match III
3 Girl Jam: Harvest Orange

Entering into:

The Cuttlebug Spot: Children + Animal

Scrappy Moms: Action Wobble

Scrapalicious: Easter

** Come join me tomorrow for an awesome embossing blog hop!! You will not want to miss this one!!**

Top 3 at Scrapalicious!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Musical Thank you!

I was in search of some old sheet music and was surprised when my Dad handed me a large envelope full of it! (He loves Ebay!)

So of course I needed to make him a Thank you card using the sheet music! It was a little bit harder to work with because it is thin, but I am happy with the end result.

Thank you from the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Music note from Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge
Old sheet Music Stained with Old Paper Tim Holtz Distressed Ink
Rosette make with sheet music and the Martha Stewart Score pal, inked with Walnut stained, added some glue and snow glitter
3 Girl Jam Crinkle ribbon London Blue
Tiny Attacher

Entering into:

Die Cuttin' Divas: The 3 R's

Throwback Thursday: Anything Goes + Older Cartirdge

Winner at Celebrate the Occasion!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Live Simply Love Abundantly

As soon as I saw this tag I knew I wanted to make a shabby chic-Tim Holtz-i-fied card with it. I love how this turned out! All the papers have been sanded and inked.

Bunny from Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge
Tag from K and Co 
Paper from K and Company Snuggle Bug
Butterflies from Punch
Liquid Pearls
Glitter roll pens
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Walnut Stain

Entering into:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Uses everything

Fantabulous: Gentle Animal

Made Especially for You: Distressed ink

Exploring Cricut: Spring Thing

Time for Spring Cleaning!

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When Cori contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in joining in on her Spring cleaning craft series, I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to clean house!

Welcome to my Craft room!

I have to admit I am a messy scrapper! I have been paper crafting since 2009 and consider it a HUGE part of my life! I enjoy every second that I spend with paper! My Husband built me a great space to craft (you can see the process HERE and I  filled it with paper, tools and embellishments and I was quickly running out of space!  

I often do many quick clean ups but I knew I needed to completely organize everything and the sorting process began!

Now I will give you a sneak peak of my room... but you will have to hop on over to Created by Cori's to see all of my space and a fun video!

** Sneak Peak**

 Sorting of all supplies!

I sorted ALL my supplies! Buttons with buttons, ribbon with ribbon etc. I used boxes during the sort to help it go faster.

Here is a video showing my completed space!

Of course since I cleaned my space, I have some goodies to share! Here are the rules:

1. You must be a follower of my Blog and leave a comment here!

** Due to some technical difficulties you may not have been able to comment on my blog and Cori's blog, so all comments left on both posts will be entered to win**

Here is what you can win:

Sticky Squares, Frames, Flowers and 3 tubes of glitter!

Thanks for stopping by to see my craft room!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Food challenge and Stroll through the Park Challenges!! Come join the fun!

Just a reminder Docerela has a food challenge going on! Enter any project with a Cricut cut of food! Yummo! You can be entered to win a set of stamps Whoot Whoot!! Click HERE to join the fun!

And have you hopped along the the CCR yet? Come join in on this fun hop and challenge!  We have a paper cutter for a prize!

I would love to see you over there! Click HERE to check it out!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bring on the Flip Flops! **Sneak Peak Alert!**

Bring on the flips flops! It is our family motto come summertime in Arizona!

Flip Flops from Life's a Beach
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon SunFlower
Papers from Summer Sunshine Collection
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Walnut Stain
 Bring on the Flip Flops Docerela Creations
*Sneak Peak Alert** Summertime (Coming Soon!)

Entering into:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Enjoy your Birthday... Man Card!

Grid paper from Debbie Mumm
Tim Holtz Paper Crowded Attic
Kraft Cardstock Embossed with Diamon Plate Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Metal Brads
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distressed ink
Stickles  Antique Bronze
Bolts from Indie Art Cricut Cartridge
Enjoy your Birthday Stamp Docerela Favorite Quotes (coming soon!!)

Entering into:
Paper Playtime: Guy+ Sentiment

Alphabet: D for dry embossing

Pile it On: for a Man

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Music Inspired Butterfly Card

I have been hoarding this great paper from Quick Quotes forever! It was time to use it!

I decided not to include a sentiment until I am ready to use the card.

Paper from Quick Quotes
Butterfly from Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge (Had to dust this off!)
Flowers cut from Flower Shoppe
Crinkle ribbon from Karen
3 black gems from recollections
Stardust Stickles

Entering into: 

Celebrate the Occasion: Spring

Whimsical Designs: Celebrate Spring

2 Sisters: Spring

Simply Create too: Spring

Tuesday Throwdown: Spring cleaning

Welch Creations: 3 embellishments

Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes

Little Scrap Pieces: Use Yellow

DL Art: Flowers

4 Crafty Chicks: Inspired by Music

Friday, March 23, 2012

Baked with Love! Cricut Food Challenge at Docerela Creations!

Whoot Whoot It's Friday!! Yippee what a great day of the week! If I sat and thought about some of my favorites crafting and food would be at the top of my list! So what a fun challenge we have this week for you at Docerela Creations! Two of my favorite things... Blended!

Today's Challenge is to Make a project using any food cut from the Cricut!
Card, ATC, 3-D, Lay-out, Recipes are all ok!

Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a stamp set of Docerela Stamps! Say What?? You heard me right! A Docerela Stamp set up for grabs once a month! And let me just say they are fabulous, stamp amazing and work beautiful with embossing powders! I am excited for today's challenge because I used a cartridge that was collecting dust!

Here is my project:

Oven and Cherry hot plate from From my Kitchen Cricut Cartridge
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Papers from DCWV The Sweet Stack
White embossing powder
Stamp from Docerela Creations: Baked with Love Set

Today I am showcasing her set "Baked with Love" 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!)

Baked with Love

WHOOT WHOOT~~~ Sale Alert!! Docerela Creations is offering a special SALE price TODAY (Friday) ONLY!!  On Sale $10.00 FREE Shipping!!

 You can check out her store HERE!
* Some stamps may not be in stock, but you can pre-order them!*

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: