Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! Some Updates and some Winners!! A time to reflect and a time to remember!

A time to reflect and a time to remember!

Happy New Year to all my friends! I want to say Thank You to all my blogging friends, and how much I am looking forward to 2014! I think this year we are all saying what happened to 2013?? 

Every year I like to take just a moment to Thank all my blogging friends that have taken the time to visit, comment and check in on me! This has probably been my hardest year, I am raising 2 Pre-Teen girls... need I say more?? LOL! I have slacked on visiting from just pure exhaustion some days! I attempt daily to find the balance but let's face it between a family, job, chores, kids, and every responsibility in between that is not an easy task. I am still 100% committed to our fitness, and this has taken some time out of my crafting but it is worth it. You can check out my running blog HERE. So thank you for all understanding my shorter visits! I promise to get back on track!

I didn't post any resolutions last year, so here are  my resolutions for this year:

Find a good balance to have it all

Keep running! ( I ran 715 miles in 2013!)

To Remember:

This day is always a day for me to remember my Dad. He unexpectedly passed away 1-1-00.
Fourteen years is a long time to miss someone.
Not a single day goes by that I don't think of him and all that he has missed.


I will be staying on with Docerela Creations and 3 Girl Jam! I am excited to showcase their products and hope you will all join in on the fun challenges!

 I know I am a terrible Slacker when it comes to posting winners, sorry...that will never change! 

Winner of :
From the Santa blog Hop:

7. poohbear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates
Great page.
New follower

Winner of:
From my Special Black Friday Release:

4. Stacy H-W said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates
I love all your skittles!! Totally gorgousness! I have you up on FB -https://www.facebook.com/stacyhwatson
I hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic!!! Ours was great! I took the older kids to see two movies today (Thor and Catching Fire) and then we went shopping for a bit. Just got home and had some warmed up leftovers (yum) Now we are watching Charlie Brown again. Can't wait for Sunday!!!!!!! I hope no one that we care about dies!!! hugs!!! Stacy
Winners you have 1 week to contact me!

Ok now onto my project, we are going to my best friend's house to ring in the New Year so I figured I would bring a card!

Martini Glass from From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge
2014 from Plantin Schoolbook
All papers from Paper Reflections my stash from 2009!! Yikes I really had to dig this stack out!
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Seeing Spots
Border punch
Celebrate and wish stamps from Inkadinkado
Pearls from Want 2 Scrap
Gems from Queen and Co
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon

Entering into:
Exploring Cricut: New Year
BBTB2: New year Linky Party
Hiding in my Craftroom: No holiday
4 Crafty Chicks: getting tropical
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces: Linky Party

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!!

 Top 3 at Exploring Cricut!

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Purse Gift box, 3 Girl Jam Style! Time for a challenge!

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a healthy Happy New Year!

Today is my design team day over at 3 Girl Jam! Come and join the fun! Today I am featuring lots of new goodies being offered by 3GJ!

Challenge #31

Theme: Holiday Gifts w/Ribbon
Date: December 13th~ January 2, 2014
Sponsor: 3GJ
Prize:$10 GC to 3GJ

Here is the project I made as a design team member:

I hand cut the base of my box purse and creased the folds, then just added lots of goodies! 

Christmas tree from DoodleCharms Cricut Cartridge
Stickles Icicle
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Shabby Shutters
Carta Bella Merry and Bright Stack
Grinch Green Skittles from DoubleClick
Merry Christmas stamp from Docerela
3 Girl Jam products:
Ribbon Candy Crinkle Ribbon
Christmas Flair Buttons 
Jute ribbon and string pack

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Entering into:
Little Scrap Pieces: Linky

And it is almost time to say goodbye to Elvis! Santa will be bringing him back to the North Pole after he fills our stockings. We will miss Elvis!
 Linking to: 
 DL Art: Elf Linky Party

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Chritsmas Tree Tag! Non Traditional Colors. Last Chance to win Blog Candy!

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days before Christmas is here! I still have some errands to run today. I just have not been on my A game and have had to make multiple trips, returns, mistakes, forgetfulness just to get where I am and that isn't far along! I make a list, then I loose it. Then I make another list, then forget to look at it! So I have a very strict list that I must follow because I am also working right up until the holiday! And I am sad to say I never did mail out any cards for my family. Maybe if I start working on cards now I can mail them all Valentines??

And I haven't forgotten!! I still need to draw 2 winners for my blog candy!! So you still have time to enter HERE and HERE!!

I squeezed in some time because I needed a gift tag, so it was a good reason to get in my room and and make something!

 Tree is from DoodleCharms Cricut Cartridge
All papers are from Carta Bella Merry and Bright
Liquid Pearls Pink Flamingo
Trendy Twine Lemon Peppermint
Pink Brads
Time Holtz Distress ink Walnut Stain
Merry Christmas Stamp Docerela Heat embossed

Entering into:
An Inky Situation: Tags
4 Crafty Chicks: Distressing
BBTB2: Tag Challenge
Creative Inspirations Paint: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Celebrations
DL Art: Christmas
Dl art: Link Party
Lil Red Wagon: No Traditional Colors
Pile it on: P is for... Pink
The Kraft Journal: something new ( I used my new Trendy Twine)
Just B Creative: Link Party

 And soon it will be time to say goodbye to Elvis, who flew in last night from the North Pole on a Crazy Bird...

 Linking to: 
 DL Art: Elf Linky Party

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas! Anything Goes Challenge at Docerela!

Guess what today is! New Carta Bella "So this is Christmas" and Snow Fun stamp set release day and it's a new challenge at  Docerela Creations!  

Today's Challenge is : Anything Goes!  Plus any kind of stamp!

** Looking for some cute embellishments?? Check out all the new fun things Docerela is offering HERE!**

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! 

Here is my project as a design team member:

Tree is cut from Winter's in the Air Cricut Cartridge
All papers are from Carta Bella "So this is Christmas" Stack

Glitter pen

Merry Christmas Stamp from Docerela embossed

pearls, heart brad
Bottle color Skittles from DoubleClick

Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Chalking, doodling


Check out the Shop HERE!


Entering into:
Just B Creative: Link Party

Parade your crafts: Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas: Happy Holidays
Tuesday Throwdown: Christmas 
DL art: Merry Christmas 
Cut it up: Merry Christmas 

And I caught Elvis in the candy jar today! Looks like he used the Junior Mint candies to climb in and grab a Tootsie Roll!

 Linking to: 
 DL Art: Elf Linky Party

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Come join us! It's A Christmas Tree linky Party!! Win Blog Candy!

Yippee! Christmas is almost upon us! I spent yesterday fighting the crowds and the traffic trying to finish up my Christmas Shopping! And finally finished putting up my tree which was sitting in my living room naked for far too long! So now she is finally dressed and looking in the holiday spirit!

We are having a Christmas tree Link up party at Docerela!! Come join us by linking up and for a chance to win Docerela Creations Goodies!


And once Elvis saw the tree finished he returned from the North Pole with gold coins to fill our Advent Calendar!

Thanks Elvis!

 Linking to: 
 DL Art: Elf Linky Party 

If you are looking for a last minute crafty gift I have only 3 sets of my Black Friday Release left!! Get yours before they're gone!
 Current Skittle Release:

Black Friday Special $3.65 Free Shipping Rudolph Red, Grinch Green, Frosty Glitter

Rudolph Red:

 Grinch Green:

 Frosty Glitter

Yippee! Hope you love the new Black Friday release just in time for all your Christmas and Holiday projects!!

New Release option! Visit my Store for more options! 

New Release options

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Welcome to the Jolly Old St Nick Blog Hop!! Lots o Blog Candy Give-a-Ways!

** Comments closed at 38**
Welcome to the Jolly Old St Nick Blog hop! 

Christmas Eve is coming soon and he is checking his list.Have you been naughty or have you been nice? Join us as we celebrate that dear old man, Jolly Old St. Nick!!
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Helpers who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We have some awesome sponsors; The Scrapbooking Queen and  Connie Can Crop and giveaways for this hop!

So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
Then go back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Monday at Connie Can Crop. Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way! Down the Chimney we go!!

So glad you hopped on over! If you hopped over here from Georgia's blog  Carson's Creations then you are in the right place! If not stop on over to Connie's Blog Connie Can Crop and start hopping from the start! You don't want to miss any of the super awesome projects!!
I made a Christmas Page for my Smashbook! Here is my project:

Santa is from Jolly Holidays
Glittered beard and Snow pen details
I fussy cut the words and journal circle from my Scrap Pile
Hand Stitching
Tinsel trim, gems, button, sequence all from my stash
Skittles Juniper from DoubleClick
December Stamp from Docerela
Before you go I have some blog candy to share with you:

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and be a follower.  once announced, 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**

Now you are off to see my friend Jessica at Craftin' and Stampin'

The Line up:

1. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

2. Georgiana - http://www.carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

3. Carri - http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/

4. Jessica-http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/

5. Julie (Cricut Chick)- www.simplysilhouette.com

6. Theressa (TSQ) - www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

7. Pam - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

8.Nadja- http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/

9Anita - http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca

10.  Angela - www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com

Friday, December 13, 2013

Merry Christmas! Quick flat Card!

In between making dinner and helping with homework, I have been trying to make some flat Christmas cards to get out into the mail. I figured since they need to be flat I would let my pattern paper do most of the work for me!
It was really so simple and fast! 

All paper is from my Scrap Pile!
Christmas tree is from DoodleCharms Cricut Cartridge
Icicle Stickles
Liquid Pearls
Glitter pen

Entering into:
 Creative Inspirations: Merry Christmas
Just B Creative: Link Party
Parade your Crafts: Christmas 
Use it Tuesday: Holiday ( I used my hoarded paper scraps!)
Tuesday Throwdown: What Christmas means to you
Party Time Tuessdays: winter wonderland
Clear it out: A.G. ( I used my paper scraps!)
The Sisterhood: All that glitters
Dl Art: Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey: Christmas Time
Hiding in my Craftroom: Holiday Colors
And let us see what Elvis has been up to...

 Oh Elvis! Writing the countdown on the mirror with my good lipstick??
 Linking to: 
 DL Art: Elf Linky Party

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Noel! Tis' the Season Challenge! 3GJ Design team Day!

Today is my design team day over at 3 Girl Jam! You have just a few days left to join us in our Tis the Season Challenge!

Today I am using the  dress white 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon Navy Bundle.

Challenge #30
Theme: 'Tis the Season w/Ribbon
Date:November 29th~ December 12th
Sponsor: 3GJ
Prize:$10 GC to 3GJ

Star  and tags are from Plantin School book Cricut Cartirdge
All papers from Carta Bella Christmas Day
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon
Noel Stamp Docerela Creations
Scallop border Punch

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 

Entering into:
Hiding in my Craft Room: Holiday Colors
 Creative Inspirations: Merry Christmas
Just B Creative: Link Party
 Paper Playtime: Winter Fun

Looks like Elvis brought back a friend, this must have made his trip back from the north pole go a lot faster!

 Linking to: 
 DL Art: Elf Linky Party