Monday, January 31, 2011

Early V-Day Card Share!

Hello everyone!  I know it's been a couple of days since I've been on we had a wonderful time in Cleveland with my Hubby's family and we had a fun tea-party/sprinkle for our baby number two coming soon!  So, after I got home last night I made a few cards and I wanted to share one of my V-Day Cards with you...

I used background paper that I found in the dollar section of Target ( came with a pack of 6 different sheets!)  I cut a slip of pink paper and ran it through my Texture Boutique and the swirl A2 folder.  I then cut the purple and pink heart out using the Love Struck Cartridge, and I had added pink stickles before laying the purple heart layer ontop of the pink.  Finally I added two pink I-Rock gems, and finished with the word "love" from MPS everyday sayings stamp set! 
Thank you for looking and all coments that you leave me I love them!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Many Challenges with one Entry- Oh My! Plus Bonus Info. on how to win a cartridge...

Hello Crafting Friends!  I am knocking off a lot of challenges today with one super cute and fun card that I made last night, woo hoo!
Challenges entered include:
Cricut Cardz challenge - V-day card for a child
Scrappy Moms Stamps - using sweethearts cartridge ( or something similar )
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge #8 - Love is in the Air!
Beary Sweet Challenge # 18 - Friendship or Love
Paper Cutz Challenge #75 - anything goes!

And here is my Entry...

This fun little card is for my valentine ( aka the cutest little man I know! ), who absolutely loves trains!
I used the Create a Critter Cartridge for the train and the hearts, as well as the little saying blobs of "steam".  I used my white gell pen and black one for the eyes and to add outlining around certain parts.  I used my I - Rock tool for some "bling" on the wheels, and I used my red and pink stickles for the hearts and for the "steam" puffs... plus what cute kid v-day card doesn't have some delightfully tacky saying??? So I just had to put Love Choo out of an alphabet stamp set, hehehe!

I have other fun news to share... if you go to The Busy Bug they are giving away a cartridge a week!  That's right, how awesome is that!  So stop by for your chance to win!!!!

Thank you for looking and thank you to all the great blogs with some awesome challenges to enter!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge!

Hello again, just me your fellow scrapper with another card for a different challenge!  My Pink Stamper is having another awesome challenge for her Birthday... all you have to do is make something that co-relates to birthdays... so I decided to take the time and make my Nephew's 2nd Birthday Card now and use it for both purposes!
I used my Elmo's Party Cartridge to make this card ( one that is not seen very often, but I love it! ).  If you have any little ones in your house this is a must have cartridge!  And the only other thing I added were some stickles for the dots around the confetti!  Did I mention that I used My Pink Stamper Everyday Saying Stamp set? Can't get enough!  I think this card is just too cute and I know he is going to LOVE it!  But shhhhh.... it's a birthday surprise!
Happy Crafting!

Cricut Cardz Challenge Entry!

Hello, sorry it has been a few days since I could get on here my family had that wonderful little flu that was going around... thank goodness that is over!  So now I can finally post my Cricut Cardz Challege Card!
The challenge was to use any cartridge that had a snowman on it:

I used my Snow Friends Cartridge for my happy dancing snowman!  I ran my blue card through my Sizzix Texture Boutique and the divine Swirls A2 folder.  I took an extra peice of white shiny paper and gave it a tearing affect along the bottom, and I used one of my snowflake stamps stamped in blue, cut around it and added some large bling in the middle to show the snow he's dancing in.  Final touch was with the two little "buttons" on my snowman from my I-Rock tool!

Thank you so much, and go check out the other entrys or enter yourself!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Happy Little Birthday Card!

Hello, Hello, Hello!!!!  I have had some great scrapbook shopping experiences in the past two days!  I finally got my hands on some Stampin' Up Stamp pads, yay!  And then today I went to a "garage sale" of types in which the lady was selling all of her scrapbooking stuff and I made out like a bandit!  So after finally straightening and getting everything reorganized and in new homes I sat down and made this fun Birthday Card!  Hope you enjoy!
I used brown cardstock for the backing, added a yellow cardstock which I ran through my Sizzix Texture Boutique with the swiss dots folder.  I then stamped with Classic Cocoa from Stampin' Up and My Pink Stamper Everyday Sayings Stamp set.  I cut a strip of the candles from my Birthday DCVW paper stack.  Finally the cake was cut using my Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge, toped with some added stickles in gold and white, and a final touch of I-Rock Bling!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Two Page Layouts

Hello everyone!  I first want to thank all of my followers for inspiring me to keep sharing my work, my responses from all of you have def. made me feel welcome!  Now onto some two page layouts that I wanted to share with you that I have been working on as of late...

For these two pages I used my Basic Bootcamp Cartridge for the letters, except for the letter B which I used a chipboard to make the title stand out more against the busy background paper that I bordered through the middle of the pages.  Since the "stars" paper was double sided I cut two more strips out and flipped over to the blue color and used my EK success paper trim punch.

I used my Cuttin' Up Cartridge for the title of these two pages and my Create a Critter Cartridge for the second page animals ( I LOVE this cartridge I think I only say that million times a week hehehe!).  I also added some paw print stickers going across the middle of the pages for an added touch.

I appologize for the glare on some of the pictures, I was in a bit of a rush today!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love is in the Air Blog Hop Awesomeness!

Ok, so I just did this awesome blog hop which you can find here that is being put on by Amber from Staying Crafty, and I just have to say that I have now found some new stamps that I def. have to add to my collection one way or another hehehe!  You have got to join in their blog hop, there are so many awesome goodies from SP & Company that you won't want to miss it!  I'll be back tom. with some new layouts to share as I've been cranking them out with my expression tonight, see you then!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Very First Blogger Award!!!

Hello everyone!  I am super excited to share with all of you the exciting news I received from Missy over at Quick Chick Designs yesterday... she gave me a stylish blog award!
I'm soooo excited to get my first blogger award and I want to thank all of you for taking the time to look at my creations, it really means the world to me!

As a recipient of this award I have to tell 8 things about myself and then pass the award on to eight other blogs that you find very "stylish"!  So please stick around and visit Missy's page as well as the other blogs that I have choosen for the award.

Eight things about me:
1.  I'm currently pregnant with baby number two due in March, woo hoo!  And I have a wonderful little two year old who is too smart for his own good!
2.  I started scrapbooking the year after I got out of college. (2006)
3.  I received my first Cricut Personal Cutter for Christmas of 2006, and I just received my Expression this past Christmas!
4.  I love all things that glitter, shine, sparkle, dazzle... oh I could keep going forever on this one, hehehe!
5.  I love going on trips and want to go on a Disney Cruise sooooo badly when my second one is old enough!
6.  I graduated from the University of Dayton in 2005 with a degree in Music Therapy, although I'm a stay at home mom now (and loving it!)  I always know I can go back to work later.
7.  I love Martha Stewart's Magazines, Crafts and Recipees, and secretly wish I could have her organizational skills!
8.  I have one adorable doggy and two very individualized cats ( but aren't they always?)

Thank you again so much to Missy from Quick Chick Designs!!!
And here are my nominees for the stylish blog award...

Amanda's Crafts and More
Craftee She
Getting Cricky with K Andrew
KatieBug Creations
Live Laugh Scrap
My Scrappy Journey
Patty's Crafty Spot
Scrapbook Flair

Please check out their pages too!  They are all super talented and creative!
Thank you and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog and Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Entry!

Yup, you guessed it I'm entering some more challenges... and I did another two for one! woo hoo! 
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog: you had to create something using only black, white, and one other color.
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge: you had to make a Valentines Day Card

So here's what I came up with for both...

To create this card I used my sizzix texture boutique and the dots A2 folder.  I used the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge ( wow try saying that 5 times fast hehehe! ) for the penguin, hearts, and cut out chatter box.  The inside of the chatter box has a My Pink Stamper Stamp from her Everday Sayings.  I then used stickles on the hearts and scarf in pink, I added her eyes and 3 dots on each side of her head with a white gel pen.  For added sparkle I added my sparkle chalk from Pebbles Co., but it didn't show up at all in the pictures, because I even put slight pink blush on her cheeks.

Thanks for taking the time to look and I love hearing any comments you might have!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Challenge Entry for My Pink Stamper and Fantabulous Cricut!

Two of my favorite crafting blog sites are having great challenges for this week.
My Pink Stamper Challenge was to.... well I have to keep it a secret, because you had to  follow their hop to figure it out, but I followed the rules!
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge me Monday was called Sweet Shop and you had to incorporate a sweet treat into your craft, so I lovingly mixed the two challenges together so I can enter it for both of them!

I took a plain white card, added a dark pink background paper that I ran through my Sizzix Texture Boutique with the swirls A2 folder.  I then lightly went over the swirls with a white chalk ink pad.  I made the yummy peppermint candy using my Christmas Tags Cricut cartridge in 3 different sizes from 1 1/4" - 1 3/4".  I dangled them with some white fancy string that I got in a pack from Hobby Lobby and attached the string to the plain pink paper using mini dots.  The "Just Because" comes from My Pink Stamper Every Day Life stamp set!  And I finished it off with a little I-Rock Bling in the same colors as the candies!  Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to become a follower!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Last Card for Scrap Cards Week! Thanks for tagging along with me!

First, I want to thank all of you who took the time to stop by my site and leave me such wonderful comments, or even if you just stopped by for a look I appreciate that too!  Here is my last card for my challenge to myself with a week full of scrap cards - meaning that I only used scrap paper on the cards whether it was for cutting with my cricut or simply cutting up to use as background... and let me tell you something it feels good ( and lighter in my paper carrier hehehe ) to have used those scraps up! Enjoy!
I used the lucky scrap paper along with a matching shiny green paper in the background, then I poped the second level of green paper with pop up squares from Creative Memories, added a plain scrap of white paper and stamped Good Luck from My Pink Stamper Stamp set three times in gold.  The finishing touch went on the sides of the green paper with my new gold colored stickles ( I love those things so much that I just bought three more colors in this past week hehehe so be looking for them on a blog near you! ).

And as a little recap here is a picture of all of the cards I made for this past week, once again I thank you for stopping by your support in my crafting world means alot!
As always Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day #6 of Scrap Card Week!

Hello everyone, sorry I'm posting this a bit later in the day, but it's here Day #6 woo hoo! 
This is probably the easiest of my scrap cards in the fact that I just took the scrap peice of paper placed it in the middle of my yellow card and added green, orange, and yellow bling with my I-Rock tool ( I love that thing! ).  Even though this is such a simple card it holds a kind of elegance to it, sometimes being simple is the best way to be!  Hope you all have a Happy Saturday and thank you for stopping by my blog!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day #5 for Scrap Card Week!

Happy Friday everyone!  Welcome to Day 5 for my scrap card week...  Today's card is...
A little witchy, but it makes me laugh so I thought Fridays are a good day for laughter!  The shoe was cut out using Happy Hauntings Cartridge, with some martha stewart black glitter for the bottom of the shoe!  A little black ribbon goes around the bottom, all the paper was scrap paper!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day #4 of Scrap Cards Week!

Hello again!  Thanks for coming to see my Day 4 of Scrap Cards Week!  I hope you've enjoyed yourself so far in this week long event and thank you again for all the comments you leave me I love hearing from you!
This card was made using my Cheerful Seasons Cartridge!  I love the look of the colors because it has a nice 3D look to it!  I also added some i-rock bling along the bottom leave border in yellow ( although they don't really show well in this pic sorry! ).
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Quick Little Jewelry Blog...

I was so excited and happy with the way this necklace turned out that I made for my mom that I had to share it on here too!

In person the shine on these beads are wonderful!  The bottom 5 blue beads were my Grandma's and my mom wanted them incorporated into a necklace, so I had 4 other blue swaroski crystals that I had used in a previous necklace and put those along the sides, and used the rest of the white swaroski crystals that I had throughout the rest of the necklace.  This is really a peice to be seen in person, but I wanted to share with you too!  Thanks for stopping by, and please come back from tom. Day 4 in my scrap card week!
Happy Crafting,

Scrap Card Week Day #3!!!

Happy Wednesday!  I always feel like Wednesdays should be celebrated, because after all you made it halfway through the week yay! hehehe!  Anywho here is my scrap card for day # 3, I decided to post a happy one for today, enjoy!

The flower was made using George Basic Shapes Font, I cut the same flower out about 7 times each at a 1/4" smaller than the one before and I alternated between two colors.  Once I had them all lined up I used a bling brad to put in the middle and pulled the petals upward giving it a more 3-D look.  I used my EK success edger punch for the flower paper and a My Pink Stamper Stamp for the sentiment!  Thanks for stopping by and as always Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scrap Card Week Day #2!

Here is my scrapcard for Day number 2 of my week long scrap cards!  Thanks for any comments you have I appreciate you taking the time just to see what I have!
All the paper used were from my scraps pile, duh hehehe!  I used my Create a Critter Cartridge to cut out the happy little cupcake.  I then used my white gel pen to make the little eyes, and my stickles for some bling.  I used My Pink Stamper stamps for "sweet cupcake"  and some small heart brads at the top!  Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Scrap Cards Week!

Hello everyone!  I know I haven't posted in a couple days, sorry life got super busy lately hehehe!  So this week I will be putting one post up a day, woo hoo!  You know you're excited now!  My challenge to myself this week was to make cards out of scrap paper that I had, hence the title Scrap Cards Week!  Here is the first scrap card of the week:
This is an extreamly simple card using scrap paper and La Petite's stickers, viola!  Happy Monday and I hope you stop by everyday this week to see what new scrap card is on display!
As always, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January Calender...Brrrr...

Hello Happy Crafters! Today is going to be a quick post... I just wanted to share this month's calender page that I made, I plan on showing every month each month at a time!  This was a super easy project since it was a calender kit from DCVW, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Challenge Me Monday for Fantabulous Cricut!

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to share my two page layout for Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday!  The challenge was Snowy Delights: meaning you had to incorporate snow or snowflakes somewhere in your project, so here is mine... enjoy!

The snowflakes are rather hard to see because I wanted them to be see through, so it was hard to take a picture of vellum, but you can kind of see them in my last picture.  The snowflakes were made with the When It's Cold Outside cartridge and I added Snow Stickles to the tips of them.

For the "snowy hills" I tore pieces of blue paper, ink them with white chalk ink, and then I added snow fluff lines to give it a snowy look.  The stickers were from Soft Spoken.

To see my project on Fantabulous Cricut go here.
Thank you for your time and good luck to all entrants to this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

MPS challenge/ Design Team Possibility Submission

Good morning crafters, friends, and family!  I am so excited just to say I even have a chance to become one of My Pink Stampers Design Team Members, as I'm sure so many of you are too!  The challenge was to create either a card, craft, or scrapbook layout using a favorite Cricut cartridge MPS' favorite colors green, brown, and pink, and to explain what it is for and what you used to make it.

I chose to do a two page layout for my second little baby's to be future scrapbook ( whew, that's a mouthful! )

My favorite cartridge, which is also one of my newest cartridges, is the Create a Critter!  Seriously, can those little critters get any cuter? I think not!

I really enjoyed this challenge because I don't always think to use brown, pink, and green together for things, but it turned out so cute!  I chose to add some purple too to bring out the colors in the polka-dot background paper.

All of my embellishments were made using the Create a Critter Cartridge.  I used a white pen for the faces and to outline some of the hearts.  And I felt what little girl page doesn't need a little "sparkle"? So I used my Ice Stickles in "Coffee Ice" on the hearts and the little love bug's antennas and wings!

I double matted with pink paper to help the pictures stand out a little more, and all of the hearts are attached only at the very top or bottom so that I'll be able to slide my pictures in at a later time.  The 5 X 7 double mat on the first page has some extra "bling" added to it by weaving heart brads through sequins and then through the paper.  The bottom part with punched with an EK Success paper edger punch.

And there you have it! Thank you so much for stopping by, and please feel free to leave comments I love reading them!
As always Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Birthday Cards for January!

Happy New Year!!!!!!  Woo hoo!!! I thought since today is a day for celebrating I would share my birthday cards that I have made for two birthdays in January...

Items used to make this lovely card:  Cake sticker, stickles, Sizzix Texture Boutique, sparkly yarn, and My Pink Stamper Stamp.  The envelope has a simple stamp done along the edge with one jewel made using my I - Rock tool.

Items to make this card:  I used cardstock from Paper Studio Birthday stack, I ripped the bottom of the red paper on front, then I made the window sticker using transperancy paper, green paper with a cake sticker, sticky foam tape, and fun little silver beads to fill the inside with.  The inside stamp is from My Pink Stamper Stamps!  And the envelope was a quick make of paper and I-Rock gems!

Hope you all have a Happy New start to a wonderful New Year!
Happy Crafting too!