Thursday, June 30, 2011

Made It Myself Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!  It's almost the Holiday weekend, woohoo!!!!!  So I'm doing a quick post for today to enter into the Made It Myself week 6 challenge over at You Had Me At Craft ( love the name of this blog!), and then I will be back tomorrow with my Holiday 4th of July craft!

Here is a two page LO of Aiden meeting Maddie for the first time...

The paper was by Cosmo, Heart full of love was a sticker, I typed the sentiments up and then faux stiched in coordinating fine tip sharpies, and I used adhesive buttons from Little Yellow Bicycle ( I love how perfectly they matched this paper is was very uncanny! ).  This was a fairly simple LO, but I love how it turned out! 

Thanks so much for looking!
Happy Crafting and see you tomorrow!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fastastic Giveaway!!!

Ok, I just saw a fantastic giveaway going on right now at Creating from the heart and you have to stop over to get in on a chance at some wonderful yummies to celebrate her 3rd blogaversary!!!  Here's just a taste of what is up for grabs...
Now head over there and get your chance for this and other goodies she has up for grabs!!!  Good luck!!!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

We R Grateful Challenge #7

Woo hoo!  I did it!  I completed all 7 cards and had a fantastic time doing it!  I was on such a roll last night when I made them all while watching "The Voice", hehehe!  Thank you for coming with me on this crafting journey, and please go to Kassidy's site for more information on how you can get involved too!

Challenge #7: Thank you card!

The paper is from Cosmo Cricut, I added a sea green colored ribbon on the bottom from my stash, I had also folded over the ribbon in spots to give it a "crickled" look using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, and the sentiment was from My Pink Stamper Everyday Life Stamp Set stamped in tuxedo black!

I can't thank you all enough for stopping by and looking at my cards for such a wonderful program!  Have a fantastic weekend coming up!  And I'll see you back here sometime next week for more crafting fun!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Operation We R Grateful Challenge #3 (mix up opppssss! )

**Revision: sorry earlier I realized that I have switched challenge #3 and Challenge #6, sooooo I am just posting them in the opposite order!  Sorry for the confussion!
Ok, I'm back!  And onto another challenge!  Challenge #3: Missing You Card

The papers comes from DCVW Linen paper collection, I used an EK success edge punch on the green, the flower is a sticker from an old stash of make your own cards kit ( we are talking like 5 years at least old! hehehe!), and the missing you sentiment is from Paper Studio words clear stamp set stamped in Stampin' Up! Close to CoaCoa.  Simple and sweet!

Thanks again!

Operation We R Grateful Challenge #5

Here is Challenge #5: Love Card

This has to be one of my favorites, because I used all scrap "tags" to make this one creation!  The "love" comes from a wedding clear stamp set I bought a long time ago (sorry i don't know the makers at this time!).  And it was stamped in Stampin' Up! brown ink.


Operation We R Grateful Challenge #4

Hello, and onto Challenge #4  (Remember to visit Kassidy's site for more info.! ): Hello Card!

This is a very basic card, but I love it!  The "flags" are from scrap paper I had that was actually in the shape of diamonds that I cut down the center and then fussy cut out!  The cream paper was cut using the Tie the Knot Cartridge, and I stamped with a small stap set I bought from the dollar bins at JoAnn's.  The bird is stamped in Stampin' Up! Close to Coacoa, and the hello is stamped from ink stamp set by Memento.

Thank you again, and I'll be posting the rest later this evening!

Operation We R Grateful Challenge #6

For more info. regarding this post and the next to come, please read my very first post Operation We R Grateful!

Ok, now onto Challenge #6: Miss You Card

I used basic black and white cardstock, the paper with lines is from my scrap stash, the ribbon was pre-adhesive from k i memmories, i doubled flowers from an old stash and placed a silver brad in the middle, and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Everyday Life Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black.

I am also entering this into CAS-ual Fridays : Color Block

Thanks for looking and any comments you might leave for my delightful eyes to read, hehehe!

Operation We R Grateful Challenge #2

Hello, and hopefully you have already read my earlier post so you know why you are getting an email box full of my posts from today!  Please go to Inking It Up Crazy with Kassidy for more information on Operation We R Grateful. 

Here is my post for Challenge #2: Birthday Card

I knew I wanted to create one "cutesy" card so I chose the birthday Challenge to do so!  I used my Happy Birthday Embossing folder and sizzix texture boutique for the background, I also applied Stampin' Up! Ink to my folder before embossing it,  I used ribbon at the top and bottom from my older stash, and the dino was cut from the Create A Critter Cartridge, I used My Pink Stamper Every Day Sayings Stamp set for the sentiment on the inside "Have A Happy Birthday".

Thank you again! (there's a lots more coming!)

Operation We R Grateful!!!!

Hello crafters!  First I have to start this post with a huge thank you to Kassidy from Inking it Up Crazy for making me aware of such an awesome program like Operation We R Grateful, which works with Operation Write Home...  this program was created to supply cards for our serving men and women across seas to be able to keep in contact with their family members.  I absolutely love the basis for this program and I am soooo grateful to be able to be a part of it, even if it is just a small part.

Without further adieu, I have created a card for each of the challenges Kassidy has set up for us and I will be mailing them to her hopefully tom.  I will be posting each challenge today, due to time restraints with meeting the challenge rules... so I hope you enjoy, and I'm sorry in advance for all of the posts popping up in your emails, but it is well worth it I promise! If you would like to be a part of this great program visit Kassidy at Inking it Up Crazy with: Kassidy for more information.

Challenge #1 is "Thinking of You" Card

I used black and white basic card stock, Martha Stewart punch around the page punch set, decorative string at bottom comes from an older Stampin' Up! set, the image was cut from the Storybook Cartridge, and the sentiment comes from Paper Studio words stamp set!

Thank you so much for looking!  And please go to Inking it Up Crazy with: Kassidy  for more information on this fantastic program!

Be back for more in a jiffy!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Baby LO for several Challenges!

Hello!  This is a quick post with a LO from the day my littlest one was born 3 months ago.  I am also entering it into 3 challenges!

I used paper from my scraps stash to make this LO, and I love it.  The title was cut using the Calligraphy Cartridge and the Storybook cartridge for the B in Baby.  The flowers were cut using the Create a Critter Cartridge.  The petals where then rolled back slightly and layered cuts to give the 3D look.  I then used double sided tape on the top of a brad and martha stewart glitter to match my color scheme.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Variety Challenge # 38 - Use 2 different types of fonts
Beary Sweet Challenge #28 - DIY embellishment
Southern Girls Challenge #21 - Anything goes

Please take time to go see what others have made for these challenges, and thank you so much for looking at mine!
Happy Crafting!

Happy Father's Day and my Hubby's Card...

Hello and Happy Father's Day!!! I wanted to share the card I made for my Hubby from my kids ( Aiden 2 1/2 and Madeline 3 months old )...  I love it and am entering it into a few challenges as well!

Love it!
I used the Simply Charmed Cartridge for the shirt and tie cut, and the Hannah Montana Cartridge for the words and the guitar.

Challenges I'm entering this into are:
Cooking with Cricut #38 - Father's Day
Cricut Cardz Challenge #79 - Father's Day

I hope you all enjoyed your Father's Day and thank you so much for looking!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sneek Peek at Peachy Keen 4th of July Project...

Ok, so I promised you an example of my first set of Peachy Keen Stamps... so I decided to give you a sneeky peeky at something I plan on making for the 4th of July... enjoy!

 Hello cuteness!!!

 These are the yummies I used my gift card on!^^^

And well she's just too cute so I couldn't pass it up! hehehe!

Thanks so much for looking and be on the look out for the finality of this project coming soon!
Happy Crafting!

Guess what came in my mail?!

Hello everyone!  I am soooooooooo super excited that I had to jump on here right away... I just came from my mailbox and skipped (yes litterally!) my way back in when I saw what had come!  My Peachy Keen Stamps!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!!  I am sooooo happy! ( insert happy dance here ) I have wanted some of their stamps forever now and recently i won a gift certificate from them when they were having a blog hop for their latest released stamps! ( yes, insert another happy dance here )  So I will def. make sure ( even if it is around midnight tonight ) to get at least one post up tonight using these awesome stamps! 

Thank you Peachy Keen Stamps for all of your stampy yumminess!  And please go check out their site for some yummy stamps of your own!!!

Love it!  And Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Second Father's Day Card for Different Challenge!

Hello again!  I'm back with a second Father's Day Card for different challenge!  Enjoy!

For this card I used burnt orange shiny cardstock, the "clock" was made using paper from my stash, and brown and white basic cardstock.  I used the cuttlebug embossing folder clockworks.  I also used my I-Rock and Jolee's iron on jewels in brown, and one gold brad.

I am entering this into the following challenge:
The Paper Variety - Masculine Project

Please go this challenge site and see all of the wonderful works others have created for you!
Happy Crafting!

Father's Day Card and Challenges!

Hello everyone!  Happy Monday!  I have a quick post for some wonderful Father Day Challenges...

For this card I used jillibean soup decorative paper, a shiny burnt orange cardstock, and white cardstock.  The "bow" was made from paper ( I saw it on another blog some time ago on how to make paper "ribbons", sorry I don't remember the exact blog, but thank you if it's you! ).  I also used pop up squares, and I-Rock bling in turquoise.  The sentiment was typed.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
My Pink Stamper Color Challenge - use orange, turquoise and green
Wacky Wed. - Father's Day Cards
My Craft Spot - Monday Challenge #12 - We love you, Dad!

Please go to these sites and see what others have created too!  Thank you so much for looking and any comments you may have!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Wedding Card with Invitation Inspiration! Audience Participation at end of post!

Hello crafty friends!  I am so excited to share today's post with you, because I'm so proud of my work!  So many times for wedding cards I just go straight to my wedding cartridge or do the standard black and white type of card, which there is nothing wrong with because I am sure I will use those again in the future, but I wanted to do something different.  When I received the wedding invitation I found it to be different than the typical wedding invitation and I just knew my card would have to be too.  So here it is...


Cardstock : basic white and brown, the diagonal designed paper is So Sophie by My Minds Eye ( love it! ), the tree paper was from my stash

Sentiment is from my stash (sorry it is a clear set of stamps that I don't have the written name for )  Inside Sentiment is from Paper Studio

Ink - Brown Stampin' Up!

Flowers from my stash and sprayed with Ranger Perfect Pearl Mists

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cricut Cardz Challenge #78- wedding card using any cartridge and colors
Wee Memories - Free For All Challenge #59

Thank you for looking and for any comments! 
Now onto audience participation part of my blog: do you prefer my step by step directions on how I make my projects or the simple recipe version as shown above?    Any thoughts would be much appreciated!  Thank you and Happy Crafting!

Stickles: green, distressed gold, and bronze

brad from

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy June Calender Post

Hello, and welcome to the monthly calender post!  Enjoy, and happy June!!!

Happy Crafting this month!