Monday, July 25, 2011

YAY!!!!

I just found out that I am on the new Creative Critterz Imaginations design team.  I am so excited to make this team.  I know I will have a lot of fun!  I'm also excited that I will be able to use my Imagine machine more.  I'm so excited!  Did I say that already???  :)

Thanks so much!!!

A Little Break

Hi Crafters!  I just wanted to give a heads up that I'm taking a break this week.  This week is my last week this semester at school so things are a little hectic.

I did want to share something with you though.  I was having a bad weekend and feeling a little sorry for myself.  My aunt sent this to me and it really made me think.  Hope you enjoy it and hopefully it will help you on bad days as well.  :)



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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Episode 72: I Appreciate You

This card was made with my Imagine using the Best Friends Imagine cartridge.  The frame and all of its layers were cut at 5".  For my sentiment I used the My Pink Stampers Fabulous Phrases stamp set.  One of my faves!  :)

Inside:

This is an A2 sized card cut at 8.5" x 5.5" and scored at 4.25".  The next layer is cut at 4" x 5.25" and then my final layer is 3.75" x 5".  I used the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder for my yellow background.


I'm also submitting this card to the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog to try and be on their design team.

Card Recipe:
Best Friends Imagine Cartridge - Frame 5"
My Pink Stampers Fabulous Phrases stamp set
D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
PTI - Harvest Gold, Fresh Linen & white cardstock
AC Cardstock - White (Used for my Imagine)
SU! - Green (Sorry, don't have the specific name)
Nestabilities Oval for sentiment

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Birthday Week Winners!

First I want to thank everyone for participating in my birthday week.  I had so much fun!  I also want to give a big thank you to my guest designers.  I wanted to do something for my birthday but I am so busy w/ school these last two weeks that I knew I wouldn't have time to make something so a BIG thank you to my girlfriends for helping me out.  I SO appreciate it!!!  :)  OK, on to the winners....

Day 1:
The winner of the 2 Prima paper packs and the 2 Petaloo flowers packages is:  25mamawcindy.  Congrats Cindy!  I've sent you an email for your mailing address.

Day 2:
The winner of the Making Memories package is:  Cpetrov.  Congrats Crystal!  I've sent you an email for your mailing address.

Day 3:
The winner of the 2 Basic Grey paper packs and the 2 Petaloo flower packages is: *Star.  Congrats Star!  I've sent you an email for your mailing address.

Day 4:
The grand prize winner of the Cricut cartridge and Wedding package is:  Kathy w/ The 3 E's.  Congrats Kathy!  I've sent you an email for your mailing address.

All the winners have until July 24th to message me.

Thanks again everyone!  I hope you had fun!  ;)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Super Fun Birthday Project & Giveaway - Day 4 w/ Glora!

Today is my Birthday!  Woo Hoo!  :)  My plans for today:  Breakfast w/ my brother, seeing Harry Potter w/ my family (YAY!) and homework.  Super fun!  ;)

To see Day 1 click HERE
To see Day 2 click HERE
To see Day 3 click HERE

Welcome to Day 4 (and last day) of my Super Fun Birthday Week!  Today my guest designer is Glora with Glora's Crafts.  Glora is my crafting bestie, which is funny because I've only known her for about 10 months.  We left comments on each others blogs like we all do for each other.  Then the Cricut Circle announced they were going to be in SLC (my town) for a Cricut Swarm and it was open to non-Circle members so I decided to go.  I then saw on Glora's blog she was going to go by herself too so I emailed her asking if she wanted to meet up and go together so we're not by ourselves.  We got a long so well and we've been friends ever since.  Glora is so super sweet and I'm so glad I met her.  She is very supportive in all I do and is very complimentary of projects that I post where I'm thinking 'Why the HECK did I make that???'.  It's what friends do.  :)  I'm so glad I met her.  I really appreciate her.

On to her project...


OK, seriously?!  I love this card!!!  She made a card of Kyla wishing me Happy Birthday!  Love it!!!  :)  I just got the card in the mail today (Thursday) and it is even cuter in person!  Be sure to head on over to her blog to find out the details of how she made it.  

A BIG THANK YOU TO GLORA!

The following are the goodies that I am giving away today:

Since this is the last day I'm giving away a Cricut cartridge.  For my birthday giveaway I'm giving away a wedding packet.  lol  First there is the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge (my fave wedding/relationship one) Close to My Heart rub-ons and white ribbon, wedding charms, diamond bling, and flower embellishments.

To be eligible to win leave one comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  You don't have to be a follower of my blog to win but I won't kick you out if you are.  :)  You have until Sunday, July 17th, 6pm MT to leave a comment to be eligible to win.

I'll announce all of the winners on Monday, July 18th.

I hope you had as much fun as I did this week.  A big thank you to Janis, Edna, Julie and Glora for helping me out this week.  I really appreciate it!!!

~ Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Super Fun Birthday Project & Giveaway - Day 3 w/ Julie!

To see Day 1 click HERE
To see Day 2 click HERE

Welcome to Day 3 of my Super Fun Birthday Week!  Today my guest designer is Julie with Ready Set Stamp.  I am also on the My Pink Stamper design team with Julie.  Actually she and I were on Robyn's original design team so this is our second time around with each other and I had so much fun working with her.  Julie has always been supportive and so kind to me over the years.  She was one of my first followers and commenters on my blog.  I so appreciate her.  

Here is her card.  I love it!  It is so colorful and fun!



She used the Just a Note Cricut Cartridge that came on preloaded on the E2.  I told her I'm so jealous that she can use it.  I have it but haven't had a chance to use it.  I am in between two craft rooms right now and they are on two different floors.  Hopefully by August I'll be all in one room and I can use it.  :)

Make sure you head on over to her blog to find out more information on how she made the card as well as see what other projects she has made.  She is so talented!

The following are the goodies that I am giving away today:

Basic Grey 6x6 Green at Heart Paper Pack
Basic Grey 6x6 Kioshi Paper Pack
Petaloo Purple and Teal Paper Flowers

To be eligible to win leave one comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  You don't have to be a follower of my blog to win but I won't kick you out if you are.  :)  You have until Sunday, July 17th, 6pm MT to leave a comment to be eligible to win.

I'll announce all of the winners on Monday, July 18th.

Make sure you stop by my blog tomorrow to see a new project by a new guest designer and giveaway!

~ Thanks for stopping by and a BIG THANK YOU TO JULIE!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Super Fun Birthday Project & Giveaway - Day 2 w/ Edna!

To see Day 1 click HERE

Welcome to Day 2 of my Super Fun Birthday Week!  Today my guest designer is Edna with Create with Expression.  I am on the My Pink Stamper design team with Edna.  She is so supportive of my blog and she answers any questions I send her.  Especially dealing w/ my Imagine.  She's a pro.  She is also super sweet!  :)  She was so nice to agree to help me out this week.  I really appreciate it!

Here is her card.  I love it!  It is so bright, cheery and fun!



She used the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge and the My Pink Stampers Pink-a-licious stamp set.

Make sure you head on over to her blog to see her video on how she made the card as well as see what other projects she has made.  She is amazing!

BTW, did you see her video yesterday?  She was featured on the My Craft Channel!  Congrats Edna!  You can see her video and post HERE.

The following are the goodies that I am giving away today:
This is what I call my Making Memories Goodie Packet.  There are 8 packages of antique brads, Alphabet Charms, Fabric Pockets, Charmed Frame, Rub On Alphabet and 5x5 red card and envelope.

To be eligible to win leave one comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  You don't have to be a follower of my blog to win but I won't kick you out if you are.  :)  You have until Sunday, July 17th, 6pm MT to leave a comment to be eligible to win.

I'll announce all of the winners on Monday, July 18th.

Make sure you stop by my blog tomorrow to see a new project by a new guest designer and giveaway!

~ Thanks for stopping by and a BIG THANK YOU TO EDNA!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Super Fun Birthday Project & Giveaway - Day 1 w/ Janis!

First can I say I just love my Birthday Button my friend Glora's husband made for my blog.  Isn't it the cutest?  That is one of my favorite pictures of my little girl dog Kyla.  Love it.  Thanks Ryan!


Before I get the party started I wanted to let you know what I have planned this week.  I have a guest crafter that is making a project for my blog today through Friday.  I also have a giveaway each day as well.  This is going to be a lot of fun!  Be sure to tell your crafting friends.  :)

My first guest crafter is Janis with Pause Dream Enjoy and the Paper Playtime Challenge blogs.  She is our leader over at the Paper Playtime challenge and is just the sweetest lady.  She contacted me to be on her design team at a time in my crafting "career" where I was feeling really down.  It was just what I needed and I so appreciate her and all she does for me.  So I of course had to have her be one of my guest designers for my birthday week.  :)

Here is her project she made for my blog.  She made a matchbook mini album and it is SO cute!!!







Make sure you head on over to her blog for instructions on this project and to see more pictures on the detail of this super fun mini album.  She is also giving away this mini album to one lucky winner.  Just leave a message on her post on her blog.

The following are the goodies that I am giving away today:
Prima 6"x6" Reflections Collection Paper Stack
Prima 6"x6" Moulin Rouge Collection Paper Stack
Petaloo Blue & Green Paper Flowers

To be eligible to win leave one comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  You don't have to be a follower of my blog to win but I won't kick you out if you are.  :)  You have until Sunday, July 17th, 6pm MT to leave a comment be eligible to win.

I'll announce all of the winners on Monday, July 18th.

Make sure you stop by my blog tomorrow to see a new project by a new guest designer and giveaway!

~ Thanks for stopping by and a BIG THANK YOU TO JANIS!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Challenge

OK, so this is "technically" not a birthday post but it does have a giveaway.  You just have to participate in the challenge to be eligible for it.  "Technically" my birthday week starts tomorrow but please enjoy this post and try for the challenge.  It is a lot of fun!  To participate you need to create a project, of any kind, that has the theme of Summer.  Then submit the project over at the Paper Playtime Challenge.  I am sponsoring this challenge so that is why I am including it in my birthday week.  :)

I was asked to create a poster that was announcing our church Summer party.  I had a lot of fun making this project.  The size of the poster is 14" x 22".  I put (2) 12" x 12" light blue cardstock down for my sky.  I then cut down the same color cardstock to 8.5" x 11" and printed my message in black on it w/ my computer and glued that down so it blended into the main background.

Enjoy!


The goodies I will be giving away are the following:



This prize includes the following:
Making Memories Whimsy Embellishment Kit:  100 Buttons, Die cut shapes, Chipboard Alphas & 40 Printed Flowers.  Total of 214 pieces plus a cute box it's in. :)
Making Memories Hul-la-ba-loo 5"x7" Mini Book Kit:  Spiral bound mini book, Cardstock, Trim


To be eligible you need to submit a project at the Paper Playtime Challenge.  Not here.

Now create something Summery and submit it over at the Paper Playtime Challenge.  Starting tomorrow I will have a guest create a project for my blog and I will be having a giveaway.  So make sure you come back!  ;)

Card Recipe:
14" x 22" White Poster Board
Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge - Sand Bucket 3", Beach Ball 3", Umbrella 7.5", Flip Flops 2"
Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge - Sand border 9.5" (cut 8 times)
Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge - Sun 4.2"
Nate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge - Alpha letters regular & shadow 1.55"
Random cardstock
ATG Glue Gun
Xyron Sticker Runner (Used on the letters)

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Super Fun Birthday Week!

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to give you a heads up on what is happening this week on my blog.  It's my birthday on Friday so I wanted to do something fun this week.  I'm having some of my close crafting friends helping me out on making projects for me this week.  I'll also be having a giveaway each day this week.  Yep, you heard that right.  EACH DAY.  So make sure you stop by my blog each day to see the crafting goodness and to leave a comment to be eligible for the goodies.

This is going to be super fun!  :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wedding Card

My parents needed a wedding card made so this is the one I threw together.  I like the classiness of it and I love the colors.  :)  I only cut out the silhouette for my cut.  I didn't want to do all of the layers.  Keep things streamlined and simple.  The sentiment is from the My Pink Stampers Love-a-licious stamp set.   Enjoy!


This is an A2 size card.  The black is the base and it is cut at 5.5" x 8.5" scored at 4.25".  The scarlet layer is cut at 5.25" x 4" and then the white layer is cut at 5" x 3.75".


Card Recipe:
A2 Size Card
Sweethearts Cricut cartridge – cut at 4.9”
Nestabilities Label 8 dies
D’vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI – True Black, White, Scarlet Jewel cardstock
PTI – Scarlet Jewel Satin Ribbon
Random Bling
Used the Bow Easy to make my bow

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Episode 71: Simply Crafts with Glora & Pam - Cutie Patootie Baby Card

It's the first Wednesday of the month so it's Glora & Pam day!  Woo Hoo!!!  :)  It's Glora's turn to choose the cut and she chose the baby sleeping on the moon on the Baby Steps.  We could do the girl or boy cut.  I chose the boy cut because I wanted to make a card that I could use for a boy or a girl so I didn't want the bow on the head.  :)  I also decided that I didn't want the baby sleeping on the moon.  I decided to cut out a pillow and have the baby laying on the pillow.  The pillow is cut from the Car Decals cartridge.  In the video you can see the original pillow cut.  It had a dog on it and I cut him off.

And I have to say, the Peachy Keen face stamp really makes this baby come alive and really makes it Cutie Patootie.  :)  Enjoy!



Now be sure to head on over to Glora's blog to see what she did w/ the cut.  She is so talented and amazing!  I love how she does her projects.  She definitely goes above and beyond.  :)

Card Recipe:
Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge - 2.7"
Car Decals Cricut Cartridge - 4.8"
My Pink Stampers Sweet Baby stamp set
Peachy Keen Stamps Just Baby Faces stamp set
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, White, Lemon Tart, and Harvest Gold cardstock
PTI - Harvest Gold Saddle Stitch ribbon
White Gel Pen
SU! Green marker
Versamark Pen
Pebbles Pink chalk

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Episode 70: What is the Pictionary Word?

Did the title of this post capture your attention?  I hope so!  :)  I made this card for my Dad's bday.  It's from a memory of a family inside joke.  The main story is we were playing Pictionary and it was my Dad's turn to draw.  He drew an image of a path leading to a volcano, with lots of trees around and village people going up the path carrying a virgin sacrifice.  It sort of looked liked this:


Here is an up close look of my sacrificial virgin.  Aren't I just a fabulous artist?  lol


(First, sorry the section where I'm trying to put the stamp on is so long, I thought I had edited that out.  It wasn't until I was watching it tonight that I realized I didn't).

So what was the word that my dad pulled?  Sacrifice?  Village?  Nope!  Volcano!  Yep, my dad drew a whole scene for the word volcano AND he barely even had time to draw the volcano before time ran out.  No one guessed correctly on what he was trying to draw.  It was so funny and we've never let it go since.  :)  So what was your guess of what my Dad was trying to draw?

Card Recipe:
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge
Home Accents Cricut cartridge
My Pink Stampers Fabulous Phrases stamp set
PTI - Dark Chocolate, True Black, and Pure Poppy cardstock
Joann's Neutral Tan cardstock
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink
Red Stickles
Glossy Accents
SU! Chocolate Chip Marker
Random Green cardstock

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