Sunday, February 27, 2011

Flower Pot Cards

This was a Cricutless and oh so very simple project.
Spare Parts Silk Flower Brads
Twine from the Twinery
Distress Ink
EK Success border punch
Pink by Design "Life's a Garden" stamp set

My 1st Waterfall Card

The mother of my husband's boss is in the hospital so he asked if I would make a card for her and I saw the waterfall cards that SVG Cuts is giving away free with purchase. This card was so simple to make but yet it looks like it is really complicated. I added Stickles to the petals, inked the edge of the card and did tons of stiching. The sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Scripted Year" stamp set.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

XOXO Gossip Girl

Okay I admit I am a teenager at heart. I love Gossip Girl, 90210, Pretty Little Liars.... I don't act my age most of the time. lol
I had been seeing all of the "XOXO's" around Valentine's and couldn't help but keep thinking about the end line from every episode of Gossip Girl so I had to make this card.

I watched the video by Janice from Cricutology on how to make the Free Standing Pop-up card.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Set of Dessert Cards

I am making my mom a set of dessert cards and have finished 3 of them. Sharon is making some chocolate chip cookies and that will be the 4th card.
Orange Delight Cake Recipe RM00068 from RS Mobleys Designs
Yellow and Blue Stickles
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Scrappy Moms "A Pinch and A Dash" stamp set
Cherry Fluff Recipe RM00045 from RS Mobleys Designs
White and Pink Glitter Puffy Paint
Pink Twine from The Twinery
Green and Red studio g Glitter Glue
Black Copic MultiLiner
Scrappy Moms "A Pinch and A Dash" stamp set
Strawberry Shortcake RM00046 from RS Mobleys Designs
Green studio g Glitter Glue
Black Copic MultiLiner
Spica Glitter Pen
Offray Ribbon
The {Stamps} of Life "minis4circles" Stamp Set

Friday, February 18, 2011

100th Post and 2 Awesome Awards

I can not believe that this is my 100th post and what a great post it is!!!

I was given the Stylish Blogger Award from LaLa at Scrappin' with LaLa. I in turn am required to give it to 8 other Stylish blogs and list 8 things about myself that others may not know.
I am giving this award to:

1. Haidee from created2bunique
2. Brenda from SimplyBren is having too much fun
3. Tanner from Mr. Cricut Crazy
4. Michelle Lee from Meesh's Pieces
5. Laurel from Little Peace of my Heart
6. Veronica D from Crafty Blonde
7. Jessica from Chick-n-Scrap
8. Midori from Scraps for Me

8 things about me:

1. I spend far too much time on the computer
2. I do not know exactly how to handle a complement
3. I don't like people who think they are better than others
4. I really really hate dishonesty
5. I am not a confrontational person
6. I have formed a horrible addiction to stamps
7. I love suspense but can't handle horror
8. I like to stay up til 4am and sleep til noon if possible

I also received the Liebster Blog Award from Dina at Crazy for Cricut. As a recipient of this award I need to:

1. pay it forward to 3-5 other newer blogs
2. let them know I chose them
3. copy and paste the award on my blog
4. have faith that my followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those awarded
5. last but certainly not least HAVE FUN
Here are 5 blogs that I think are so amazing and have some super cute projects so please go show them some follower love.

1. Dusti from Scrappin with Cricut
2. Lilli from The Crazy Cardmaker
3. Tana from A Caffeinated Crafter
4. Genelle from Granny's Bullfrogs & Butterflies
5. McVic from You had me at Scrap

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Great Giveaway

Dusti at Scrappin with Cricut is giving away a Yudu CardShop Portable Screen-Printer when she reaches 200 followers. Who wouldn't want a chance to win this amazing prize??? So head over to her blog, become a follower and tell everyone you know about this giveaway!!!!

Tim Holtz Inspired Tag

Kristal from Getting Cricky came back from CHA with Tim Holtz goodies, a Beautiful Beeswax Collage project she made and a Challenge to go along with it all.
Tim Holtz Grunge Paper
Tim Holtz Purely Random stamp set
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
Tim Holtz distress ink and alcohol ink
Spare Parts flower and brad
miscellaneous ribbon

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Creative Team Call

Sharon at RS Mobleys Designs is having a Creative Team call. Her cut files are excellent and she is wonderful to work with. I have used many of her designs and love them. I have been on her CT for a few months and really enjoy it.

If you are interested please go and check out this post on her blog.

Material Girl Challenge

I have to say I have been in love with Loralie Designs forever. I have her fabric, I have a couple of her embroidery designs but I never knew she had a line of stamps until now.

Kristal from Getting Cricky with KAndrew is having a "Material Girl Challenge" and this is my entry.

I am not lucky enough to own one of Loralie's stamps so I had to use the closest one that I could find in my stash (an American Art Stamp from Hobby Lobby). I did however have some Loralie fabric and part of the challenge was to use a textile in the project. I ironed the fabric panels onto some Peltex to stiffen it up for a hanging and used my Bind it All to put it all together. I have a thin empty space on my craft room wall in between a cabinet and a window and this beauty is going to hang perfectly as soon as I get a 3M hook up there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cricky Across the 50 Winner

I want to thank everyone for stopping by to say Hi. I truly enjoyed all the wonderful comments. It was so much fun participating in this blog hop and would like to give a HUGE shout out to Kristal for organizing it.

The winner of the CRI-Kits Glitter Kit is:
Josie0602 said...

Love your card! Lovin this hop! So much fun!
February 12, 2011 7:21 AM

Josie please contact me at kidsrmybiz at charter dot net so I can get your prize sent off.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop

A Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to everyone! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky! If you are here from Kathy's blog "The Beautiful Life" then you are in the right spot. If you just happened along my blog and would like to start from the beginning head over to KAndrew's Getting Cricky! For this blog hop K Andrew is celebrating her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course this hop across the 50 states! She has asked us all to post a little bit about the state we are representing, and then to post our Favorite Craft Project. I am representing the great state of:

For this project I cut the "Nebraska" from vinyl and the pioneer boy and girl and wagon came from Paper Doll Dress Up. I googled Nebraska state seal SVG and used my CRI-Kits gel pens and Cricut to make it on printable vinyl. Sorry for not originally including this in my post. Thank you "amayo" for asking. 
Capital: Lincoln
Motto: Equality before the law
Flower - goldenrod
Tree - cottonwood
Bird - Western Meadowlark
Two huge and wonderful attractions in my area are:
(my home town)
(about 45 minutes from me) 
We are also home to a GREAT football team. The Nebraska Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The program has established itself as a traditional powerhouse, and has the fourth-most all-time victories of any NCAA Division I-A team. Nebraska is one of only seven football programs in NCAA Division I-A history to win 800 or more games. The Cornhuskers are the winningest college football program over the last 50 years, both by winning percentage and number of wins. This information came from Wikipedia.
We were also asked to share one of our most favorite projects and here is mine.
I used Pink by Designs January stamp of the month set, green crystal stickers from Cabochons and Bic Mark-It markers. Coloring brings out the child in everyone and I think that is why it is my favorite.

Now comes the fun part "Blog Candy". I am giving away a complete kit of CRI-Kits Glitter (10 pens + 1 carrier).  All you have to do is be a follower on my blog and leave a comment on this post. Easy Peasy!! I will post a winner on Valentine's Day!!

Please make sure to visit and leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win a number of AMAZING different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great companies: Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms, Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, The Scrappin' Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design.

Each of the individual blogs will also have fabulous giveaways (cricut cartridges, paper packs, copic markers, yourstory bundle, clear stamp sets, and tons more). Each blogger was extremely generous with their own personal giveaways.

Next stop on the hop is back to Kristal of Getting Cricky.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Guest Designer

I can not believe that I was asked to be a Wacky Wednesday Guest Designer by Paula from More Than Favors this week. Thank you so much Paula!
I made this exploding box for my parents for Valentines Day. There is just enough space for a photo of all their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Celebrate With Flourish cartridge
My Creative Time "You Had Me At Chocolate" stamp set
Pink by Design "Love Always" stamp set
Martha Stewart border punch
Hobby Lobby paper
Paper Studio pearls
Paper Studio "Hearts" gemstones
JoAnn Craft Essentials Vintage Keys
Lots of Family Photos

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wedding Candle

I love these candles and they are so much fun to make. They make a wonderful keepsake for the couple and hey let's face it, if things don't work out it can be great therapy watching the candle burn. I admit I have a touch of pessimism in me at times.

My brother-in-law is getting married on Saturday so I made the candle with their wedding invitation and etched their monogram in the base. I already posted about their card so if you would like to find the specifics you can click HERE.
To make the candle I taped a piece of tissue paper to a piece of printer paper and copied their wedding invitation in my printer. Then I cut the tissue paper close to the printing and put it on the candle and wrapped the candle with wax paper. I used my heat gun and ran it across where the tissue paper was and the candle wax melted into the tissue paper. Easy Peasy!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Momo's Tuesday Challenge

My Scrap Chick "All-In-One Heart Card"
Sentiment from Pink by Design "Be Mine" stamp set
white pearls
black polka dot ribbon
Stampabilities Bright Pink pigment ink

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #24

McGill Butterfly punch
Fiskars Scalloped Oval punch in 2 different sizes
Twine from Pink by Design
Sentiment from Pink by Design "Faith" stamp set
Studio G blue glitter glue
White and Yellow ribbon
Tim Holtz "Faded Jeans" distress ink

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Family Poster & Valentines

Sheesh schools just keep folks hoppin' these days. LOL
Bryce came home with another poster board with a note attached saying we were to make a family poster. What a cool idea!! They will be displaying them at parent/teacher conferences.

He picked a robot from the Robotz cartridge (he loved the way it turned out) and a bunch of letter stickers to spell his name (i blued out his last name). We used Pink by Design "All in the Family" and Oh Boy" stamp sets.
 These are the Valentines for his class party. I saw a video on youtube from a Stampin' Up rep on how to make these matchbook M&M treats. I used Emma's "You Had Me At Chocolate" stamp set for the sentiment and I love that she included a "TEACHER" stamp.