Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Inspiration Winners

Oh My Goodness I am so glad for  Even with this handy little gem it was difficult because my fellow DT sisters kept getting picked. My pointer finger is cramping from all the clicking going on over here. lol
So I have the winners of the crinkle ribbon. If you are one of the winners.....
head over to the STORE
pick out your favorite bundle
email me (kidsrmybiz at charter dot net) with your choice and your mailing address
I will confirm that I got your email so if you do not hear back from me within 24 hours send your info again.
If I do not hear from you by January 6th I will draw another name.
Here are the 8 winners.
#10 Cathy
#40 Edwina
#76 Linda
#2 Shawn
#27 Migdalia
#43 Julie
#7 Lori
#28 Sherri
Congratulations to you all and remember we have a NEW challenge going on so be sure to link up those projects.

Friday, December 28, 2012

3 Girl JAM Anything Goes

Welcome to another 3 Girl JAM challenge. We had such a terrific turn out for our Christmas Inspiration challenge. We had 80 fabulous entries which means I will be giving away 8 bundles of 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon. The winners will be posted this weekend so be sure to check back.
So now onto challenge #9 "It's a New Year so Anything Goes"
Our sponsor for this challenge is...
For my Desktop Calendar I used the "Mini Calendar Handwriting" and "Bookworm" files and some 3 Girl JAM London Blue crinkle ribbon. My grandson will be taking this to his teacher when he goes back to school.
I also adhered some London Blue to the back side so that it would stay standing. The base is made with PTI coasters.
You will have until January 10th to link your project.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

This is the first time I have participated in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge or any of the challenges for PTI but that is one of my New Year's resolutions. I am positively addicted to their products, follow the blog and watch all the MIM tutorials but 2013 is the time to become more active.

For my card I used some of my new Christmas delivery.....the Leafy Vine Border die and the Framed Out #9 die and stamp set. I followed the MIM #50 tutorial to make this shaker card and just have to say that using fun foam is much easier then using all the foam circles.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Peace on Earth

Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope everyone has survived all the Christmas shopping and you are looking forward to spending some time with family. We have actually already celebrated with the grands because the 2 oldest will be with their dad for Christmas. They will be back to help us ring in the New Year though.
There are only 8 more days until another year is upon us. I made a tag to wish you all a little
"Peace on Earth"
in the New Year. The bows are made with some beautifully golden "Sunflower" crinkle ribbon. The sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Christmas Wishes" stamp set
When I was cutting this angel it didn't cut all the way through. I started to think it was meant for the scrap bin but after thinking on it some more I decide to start peeling the paper away from the angel, to see what would happen, and it turned out perfect. I then tore the edges and inked them up and totally love the way it turned out.
I am linking it up to Cheri's Tag Challenge.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Taste of Christmas Tag

Lately I have been getting some wonderful inspiration from my DT sister, Cheri from DJ's Sundries.
She is having a tag link up challenge on her blog.
I made a tag to attach to some yummy Christmas goodies this year.
I used the Merlot and Goblin Green crinkle ribbon. I know they are not the traditional holiday colors but don't they look irresistible and they match my tag perfectly. I also used a beautiful stick pin from our current challenge co-sponsor Pinque Peacock.
The sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Winter Fun" stamp set and the double ended banner die is from Papertrey Ink.
Be sure to link up all of your Christmas inspired projects below. For every 10 projects linked up I am giving away a bundle of 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon. You still have until December 27th so don't miss out.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Frosty the Snowmen

I hope you all have been hopping along our challenge/hop. Everyone has done such a wonderful job on their Christmas Inspiration.
So far this year we have not had but a dusting of the white stuff around here so there have been NO snowmen yet so I just had to make my own snow using some gorgeous Sterling crinkle ribbon. My snowmen also have a very beautiful ruby wand that they got from our sponsor this time "Pinque Peacock". The sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Christmas Wishes" stamp set.
Stay warm and Happy Crafting
Remember to link up all those Christmas projects below!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop and Challenge.
If you have arrived here from my talented DT sister Rebecca then you are in the right place but if you just happened to be visiting my blog then head over to 3 Girl JAM so you don't miss out on all the fabulous Christmas projects everyone has made.
This year I have been seeing all kinds of wonderful information about "December Daily" albums. I had never heard of them before but have to say they are a pretty cool idea so I decided to give it a go.
The binding is packed full of beautiful "Holly Berry", "Mistletoe" and "Sterling" crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM. The beautiful Beaded Stick Pin and Fabric Flower are from our fabulous co-sponsor Pinque Peacock. All of the journal tags are from October Afternoon and were a wonderful gift from the super sweet Julie. They were such a perfect addition to the album.
Throughout the video below you will see the rest of my album.
You will also get to see the newest addition to the 3 Girl JAM store "Christmas Flair Buttons"

Your next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Jessica.

Be sure to also head over to the 3 Girl JAM challenge blog and link up all of your Christmas projects.

A little added bonus.....
For every 10 projects that are linked to the challenge I will give away a bundle of 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon.
(1-10 projects = 1 winner)
(11-20 projects = 2 winners)
(21-30 projects = 3 winners)
(100 projects = 10 winners)
so tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell the person next to you at the store to link up to our challenge.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanks Sweet Friend

I hope everyone survived all the turkey and stuffing last week.
We had a very quiet day which was lovely.
Did you all get what you wanted from the Friday sales?
The only thing I bought was a new computer, which wasn't even on Friday. My laptop keeps overheating and shutting off (thank goodness for extended warranties) so I ended up getting a new desktop and will be getting the laptop fixed for the grands. I do not even want to think about installing all the programs and any conflicts with Windows 8. If anyone has any advice with SCAL or CCR working with Windows 8 I would love to hear it!!!

For my card today I used some Merlot crinkle ribbon (1 of my top 26 favs) and a cutting file from our challenge sponsor The Cutting Cafe. The sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Love Always" stamp set.
Be sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM challenge blog and link up your projects.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Did someone say Turkey?

Are you all ready for tomorrow? Hubby and I will be spending Thanksgiving here at home with my parents. My brothers always go to their in-laws, my sister lives too far away and my daughter and grands are going to her bio-dads for the holiday.  My mother always wants the whole spread even though there are not many mouths to feed which means we are all sick of turkey and stuffing til next year. lol

I made this little guy in honor of the holiday using the Teddy Bear Parade cart. I used some Merlot crinkle ribbon to frame him and put him on a Wobble. The sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Bountiful Blessings" stamp set.
Don't you just want to squeeze the stuffing out of him. lol I just couldn't resist that little joke.
Be sure to check out the challenge blog and link up your projects!! You still have 2 more weeks!!
Happy Crafting and have a Very Blessed Holiday!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Need some retail therapy

I think my mind is sending me subliminal messages lately. With being sick and just plain having the blahs I have not been getting out of the house except to go to work. Maybe I should do some cyber shopping..... but then again I am trying to save the $$ just in case there is a Black Friday sale that just can't be passed up.
 For this card I used some yummy Holly Berry crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM and the "Black Friday" stamp set from Pink by Design. The slider part of the card was made using Papertrey Ink's Sliders die which makes it super easy.

3 Girl JAM's Challenge #7 is going on now.
You can find out all about it HERE.

Friday, November 16, 2012

3 Girl JAM Challenge 7

Has everone been mapping out their Black Friday routes? I will be at work so if anyone is interested in buying a sewing/embroidery machine come on over for a visit or give me a shout out and I will hook you up for Christmas.

With Thanksgiving just under a week away we want to see all those Thanksgiving projects with just a bit of a twist. We want you to use these beautiful Fall colors.
For my project I used 3 Girl JAM "Merlot" and "Sterling" crinkle ribbon.
The adorable Bingo Card, Frame and Background Paper are from our Challenge 7 sponsor "The Cutting Cafe"
Now head over to the 3 Girl JAM challenge blog and link up your Thanksgiving projects.

The winner for this challenge will receive 3 files from our sponsor.
The Cutting Cafe
a ribbon bundle from
3 Girl JAM

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rockin' around the Christmas Tree

Happy Monday 3 Girl JAMmers!!

I hope everyone has been staying warm. Around here the weather is changing fast. Can you believe we only have 10 days until Thanksgiving and 43 days until Christmas. WOW before you know it 2013 will be upon us.

Today I made a card in honor of our 6th challenge over on the
Projects can be linked up until Thursday so be sure to check it out.

I know these are not traditional Christmas colors but sometimes "outside the box" is fun too. I used some fun and poppin' Ice Blue and Sunflower crinkle ribbon along with the Snow Angel cricut cart. This is actually my first card for the Christmas season and I really need to kick it into high gear. The sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Christmas Wishes" stamp set.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

3 Girl JAM - Creative Inspiration Paints Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM/Creative Inspiration Paints blog hop! If you came from the Creative Inspirations Paint blog then you are in the right place. If not and you would like to start at the beginning please head back to the 3 Girl JAM blog.
3 Girl JAM
3 Girl Jam and Creative Inspiration Paints have teamed up to show you all the fun things you can create with ribbon and paint! Make sure to check out our stores to see the latest and greatest product that you can use on your own projects!

For my project I used Daffodil and Iris crinkle ribbon and Plum, Silver Frost, Tanzanite, Mint and Rustic Red paints. I made a little "Pick-Me-Up" box for a friend of mine.
 All the flowers started out as white Flora Doodles handmade flowers and now they are shimmery painted beautiful embellishments. I embossed a sentiment from Pink by Designs "Life's a Garden" stamp set.
I also colored the floral digi with the Creative Inspirations paints. Didn't it turn out gorgeous???
The beautiful Spring Flowers bundle crinkle ribbon helps keep the flap closed and totally polishes off the goodies box.
Here are some photos for making the box. I hope they are understandable. If you have any questions give a holler. The original box was on Pink by Designs UStream HERE. I have made this box a LOT and love all the different ways the same box turns out.
Your next stop on the hop is the extremely talented Kendra.

PRIZES: 3GJ and CIP will each offer a prize.
3GJ-$25.00 Gift Certificate
CIP- 5 Paint Colors of Winners Choice

How to win:
You must be a follower of CIP and 3GJ's blogs.
You must also comment on every blog in this hop.
For an additional entry:
LIKE: CIP and 3GJ on facebook
Then go back to those two blogs and let them know you liked them on facebook.

3GJ is having a sale that will run from
November 7th to November 11th
25% off orders of $10.00 or more

Friday, November 2, 2012

3 Girl JAM Challenge #6

Hello Everyone. I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are getting ready to play this weekend. The 3 Girl JAM DT has another terrific challenge starting today. We are using a sketch this time. I really like using sketches because there are many times when my creativity takes a vacation. lol

My beautiful grand daughter is turning 5 this year and she loves playing with me in my Craft Room. It was a little tough keeping this card secret from her but I did manage to do it. I made her this cute spinner card and she is going to love it. She is a major candy junkie and every time we go to Hobby Lobby I have to buy her a bag of
M & M's.
The adorable M&M diva is from the Candy Pals set at Treasure Box Designs. Her sweet little face is from Peachy Keen's "Laught Taffy" face assortment. 
 I used some Hot Chocolate crinkle ribbon to match this cuties hard chocolate shell.
The spinner was made using Papertrey Ink's Spinner Die and the sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Just My Ticket" stamp set.
Our sponsor for this challenge is
Treasure Box Designs
The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate, 1 Crinkle Ribbon bundle from 3 Girl JAM and a Guest Designer spot on one of our future challenges.

You have until November 15th to link up your project, over on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog, for a chance to win.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Altered Carousel

Happy Monday All

I am so sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately but hopefully things are calming down and back on track. The new grand is home and settled in. He was born with pnemonia and spent a week in the hospital but is doing great now. I started a job about a month ago so that was a bit of an adjustment. Working from home for over 20 years and then getting a job outside the home took a little getting used to. I miss being with the grands all the time but also really like my job. The grands live with us so we are still together a lot.
I have been having some fun and still doing some reorganization. (in my case this seems like a never ending process) I totally loved the way my fellow DT sister Cheri from DJ's Sundries was housing her 3 Girl JAM ribbons and decided to copy her storage idea.

This is a carousel for pens and pencils that I altered and now it houses my entire stash of 3 Girl JAM goodness. All ribbons and twine are wound on craft sticks. There is even room for my canvas strips, burlap and bow maker in the middle. It is adorned with Halloween Harvest crinkle ribbonBurlap and Vintage Buttons. This takes up less space than my old storage and I can see all the gorgeous colors right out in the open. I stamped the sewing machine from Pink by Designs "Sew Lovely" stamp set.
I glued a magnet on the side and another to the bottom of this container to hold all my Vintage Buttons. If you are wandering about the little sign I will be putting photos of my 4 grands on this side also. When my daughter was a little girl I called her Tara Beara so it continued with my grands and they are all my little bear cubs!!!
The bottle cap is from Spare Parts and I added a couple Vintage Buttons and more burlap to this side. The sentiments are from Pink by Designs "Crop til you Drop" and "Faith" stamp sets.
 I stamped the sewing machine again on some more burlap for this side.
 Here is a view from the top.
This was my old ribbon storage method.