Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A tag and a SALE

Crafty Sprouts is having a terrifically awesome sale all week so now is the time to grab the stamp sets you have been wanting but just haven't grabbed yet. There are 11 awesome sets at only $12.50 each with free shipping. That is such a great bargain and her stamps are so cool and easy to use with sentiments for everyone.

I joined in a fun little game over on the Creative Kuts Facebook page. Here is my Build-A-Tag. This is the first time I have played along and am having a blast with it.

This tag also goes along with the "Tag-It" challenge going on at Crafty Sprouts.
The sentiment I used on my tag is from Crafty Sprouts "Have A Cool Yule" stamp set. You can make some really great Christmas cards, layouts, gifts and more with this set and best of all.... It's on SALE this week.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Welcome to the Calendar Blog Hop

I hope everyone had fun yesterday and managed to snag all the deals they were after.
So now that all the rushing around is over for another year we can all slow it down and hop along to see what Zeni's line-up of very creative, inspirational and crafty friends have in store. If you have just come over from seeing Pam then you are on the right track but if you just happened on my blog then start from the beginning with Zeni so you are sure to see it all.

My project is a layout I made for my grand daughter's 4th birthday.
Ballerina - Twinkle Toes
Cupcake, Tag and #4 - Sweet Treats
Candles and Cupcake chipboard - K & Company "Sweetie Birthday"
Calendar - The Stamps of Life "Calendar2Build" set

Emma from My Creative Time will be giving away a Whimsical Calendar Days stamp set!
Zeni is also including an XL label die as well!
To be eligible all you have to do is:
1. Be a follower of Zeni's blog.
2. Post a comment on all of the blogs in this hop.

Now head over to see Amanda's awesome project.

If you get lost along the way here is the total line-up.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Crafty Sprouts "Tag-It" Challenge

With Christmas coming very soon we are all going to need tags for all those presents.
This challenge fits right into the plan.
Make a tag and link it up over at Crafty Sprouts.
Easy Peasy!!
Be sure to check out the tags from all my extremely talented DT sisters.
When you go to see Carley make sure to leave her HUGE Birthday Wishes because today is her big day.
Reindeer - Christmas Cheer
House - Jolly Holidays
Lots of Stickles and Opal Viva Decor Paper Pen
Twine - The Twinery
Sentiment - Crafty Sprouts "Have A Cool Yule" stamp set

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I saw this really neat tag on Paper Punch Addiction and just had to make it.
Well upon reading the tutorial I found that it used a peek-a-boo die that I do not have but SCAL to the rescue. I created something similar and it worked. Yeah!! I made it into a card instead of a tag.
I am tweeking it a little so tune in on Friday to see a toned down version.
 Snowman - Gingerbread cartridge.
Gingerbread Cutie - ek Success punch
Papers - Basic Grey "Life of the Party"
(and here it is opened)

Sentiment - Crafty Sprouts "Have a Cool Yule" stamp set
You may not be hearing from me tomorrow so I want to wish everyone a
Happy Thanksgiving
I pray that you all stay safe and if you will be traveling be careful.

I made me a picture takin' box!

I am so thrilled I finally figured out a very neat way to take pictures with different backgrounds while not taking up tons of space. (which I really don't have)

 It is made out of only 4 pieces of black foam core board.
I glued it together but I also put t-pins around the edges.
This is the white background.
I just took white cardstock (cut to size) and some binder clips to hold them in place. They are taped together except for the 2 bottom sides which makes it possible to fold the white up when not in use and it lays in the bottom of the box.
Here is a card I made. The box is big enough for most cards and when cropped the binder clips will not show. I can cut any background paper just like I did with the white and have many themes. I am thinking of making a bigger one so that layouts will fit in it but this one was a test run and I didn't have enough core board to make it any bigger but hey a 12 x 12 would be pretty cool.

See didn't it turn out pretty neat? You couldn't even tell there are binder clips around the edges. AWESOME!!!
I am entering this card in Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 65 with a twist. I am not sure if this is considered paper piecing but it was one stamp that I cut out of 3 different colors so I'm giving it a go.
Twine is from The Twinery (it is on the ornaments but can you also see it wrapped behind the sentiment?)
The ornamnets stamp is from Studio G
The sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts "Have A Cool Yule" stamp set.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 2 Crafty Sprouts New Release Blog Hop

Welcome back everyone and a Happy Friday to all.
We have 2 more stamp sets for you all to see today and they are just as amazing as yesterday's preview.
If you missed the hop yesterday then head over HERE and check them out because I know you don't want to miss them.
If you were just visitng Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut then you are in the right place but if you just joined me then head over to see Erika at Crafty Sprouts so you are sure to not miss a single thing.

Today we are showcasing "Fanpire" and "Feeling Icky".
For all of you vamp fans or those that know a vamp fan this is certainly a gotta have set. The sentiments in this set are oh so delicious and irresistible. So much fun to play with.

Feeling Icky.....
These sentiments will perk up anyone that isn't feeling up to par. Who doesn't like getting a note or a card when they are Feeling Icky? Bumps and bruises can feel a little better when you know someone is thinking about you and wishing you better. This set is a sure staple for any crafter.
 See I told you they were amazing.
Erika really pulled out all the stops with this release.
Ooey Gooey border punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Crafty Sprouts "Fanpire" stamp set
Hand and banage - Nate's ABC's cartridge
Twine - The Twinery
Sentiment - Crafty Sprouts "Feeling Icky" stamp set

Your next stop on the hop is my DT sister Kacee at You had me at Scrap. I am sure she is going to amaze you with her creations.

In case you get lost along the way here is a list of the entire line-up for today.

When you finish the hop RUN right back to Crafty Sprouts and be the first to snag your stamp sets.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crafty Sprouts New Release Blog Hop

I am so very happy that you all have joined us for this super exciting blog hop.
Crafty Sprouts has 4 new and awesome stamp sets being released and today you are getting to see 2 of them. If Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut sent you over then you are in the right place. If you just happened to find me and want to start from the beginning then head over to see Erika at Crafty Sprouts.

My first card was made using the "Rock That Baby Bump" stamp set.
This is the most adorable set of stamps and has so many uses.
For the expecting mom, for the brand new mom, for the baby shower and even for dear ole dad.
 Mom svg I made from a jpg
Paper Studio Gemstones
Twine - The Twinery
Card - Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
Sentiment - Crafty Sprouts awesome new release
My second card was made using the super cute "Smile On" stamp set.
This set is going to get a lot of use. Everybody knows someone that could use some cheering up every once in a while and getting a card with one of these sentiments will certainly do the trick. Even if you don't know anyone feeling a little down. If you give your friend, co-worker, family member... a card using this set they will be smiling even bigger.
Ribbon - 3 Girl JAM
Super cute faces - PeachyKeenStamps Happy New Year Assortment
PeachKeenStamps Simple Simons Assortment
Sentiment - Crafty Sprouts cute new release
Your next stop on the hop is over to see my creative friend Kacee at You Had Me at Scrap. Enjoy the rest of your inspirational journey.
Make sure you come back tomorrow to see 2 more super amazing sets being released.
In case you get lost along the way here is today's complete line-up.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Crafty Pop Up Card

This card is so bling-ified but when I saw this trim at JoAnn's closeout it was a must have.
Pop-Up Card cut file - SVGCuts
Amy & Debbie - Simply Betty Stamps
Twine - The Twinery
Sentiment - Crafty Sprouts "Let's Go Blog Hopping"
Come back Thursday and Friday for a great new release hop with Crafty Sprouts!
You are not going to want to miss it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Kid Friendly

Here are some more lunchbox notes for the grandkids.
They are going through a tough time right now so I am trying to make their notes extra special these days.
10 days until Thanksgiving
41 days until Christmas.
I am entering these in My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge.
Supplies List:
Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge
Darice Pom Poms
Sugar Cube Tinsel Glitter by Martha
Twine from The Twinery
Fiskars Postage Stamp and Cloud punches
Crafty Sprouts "Have a Cool Yule" stamp set

Friday, November 11, 2011

Crafty Sprouts "Be Free" Challenge

Happy Friday my crafty friends.
The new challenge at Crafty Sprouts is "Be Free".
This means anything.... card, layout, altered project....
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Any Day.
You can make anything your crafty heart desires just remember to link it up to the challenge at Crafty Sprouts.
What could be easier, right?

Winter is my favorite time of year!!
I love the snow covering everything and making it all sparkle.
I love that there is no flying insects biting me.
If I'm cold I can just add another layer.
(there are only so many layers, in the summer, that you can take off without being arrested) lol
I love getting cozy under a blanket with the grand kids and a cup of hot cocoa.
Now if the white stuff would stay off the roads it would be PERFECT!!!
I chose to make this beautiful Christmas Tree because I also love winter because of Christmas.
We get to celebrate the birth of Jesus and spend time with family. Pure Joy!!
Tree file is from MTCSCAL E-Files
Pearls and Star from Spare Parts
Twine from The Twinery
Sentiment from Crafty Sprouts "Have A Cool Yule" stamp set

Hear is a sneak peek of the new release coming soon.
You are gonna LOVE them.

Is it too late to be good?

I warned everyone that I was starting to become addicted to Shaker Cards.
Well it's official now. My name is Gloria and I'm a Shaker Card addict!!! lol
I am entering this card in the BBTB2 "Boy Crazy" challenge.
Here they are in a full blown snow storm.
I went a little crazy with the Diamond Dust.
Santa - Birds Cards
Little Boy - I am not sure exactly where I got him. It was before I kept track.
Ribbon - 3 Girl JAM "Baby Bundle"
Sentiment - Crafty Sprouts "Have A Cool Yule"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Couple of Lunch Box Notes

Today is my daughter's birthday. She is the old maid age of 2-5. hehe
Tomorrow is my middle grand child's birthday. She will be the big
I made special lunch box notes, for her and her older brother, today because she doesn't have school tomorrow. I just love how cute these turned out!!
Bugaboo Stamps Digis: Birthday Monkey and Monster Truck.
The sentiments are from Crafty Sprouts "Are You Ready to Rock" stamp set.