Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stars and strips!

Hey Everyone! I hope that you are all having a beautiful morning. It is a wonderful morning here in NC, we had some bad storms last night. I love thunderstorms, and watching the lightening so it was wonderful for me. but my dogs not so much; God saw us through them and now the birds are out singing and the sky is blue. I wanted to share a card that I have made for a few challenges. I will list them below!
Here's my card:

for my card, I cut the star from Potpourri Basket @ 2 1/2". The America is cut from beyond Birthdays@ 1" I also cut the shadow layer for it.  I added light blue ribbon and metal stars that have to be heated to stick. They are not for the I-Rock but some off brand from Walmart. ( * i used my hot glue gun tip to set them, no glue was in the gun, I just left it on them for a few seconds a BAM they were set, just like the I- Rock)
I used the Swiss dots folder on the red back ground and the Star paper is from Paper Studio open stock @ Hobby lobby.

I had so much fun making this card, it just seemed to come together, I had no idea what I wanted to do when I started.

My Crafty Spot Challenge 14 ( seeing star)
my Sheri Crafts Challenge 63 ( independence day or Canada Day)
Cupcake inspirations Challenge 117 ( use pic as inspirations)
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 20( red, white and blue)
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 66(red, white and blue)
scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #8 ( red, white and blue)
Whimsical Wednesdays Challenge 12 (lets-get-patriotic)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Keepsakes by Melissa is having an awesome giveaway. Its close to her 3 year blogging Anniversary and boy she is giving away the best prize package.

$150 gift card to michaels Yep that's right $150!
but that's not it

she is also giving away a

and she is giving 

Now That is what I call a lot a GOOD BLOG CANDY!!!

Head on over and check her out!  Keepsakes by Melissa

Sweet Birthday!

   I made this sweet birthday card to enter into a challenge over @ Scrapalicious USA blog challenge #8.
The challenge was to make a "Summer Cold Treat"  well what is more cool than ICE CREAM! YUMMY!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my entry!

3d calender! super cute

Hey guys and dolls!
I found the cutest little 3d calender set and I had to share it with you all. I found it at Curiosity Group! They have 3d's that you and cut and glue and it is a super cute calender.

Here is the one that I made.  OH MY Gosh! I know right super cute!

well I hope that you will go and check out their site! You can find it HERE

useful scraps!!!

Hi everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend that was full of crafting and spending time with family.  I had a pretty good one. On Saturday my hubby had to work so I worked in my craft area and tired to help my overflowing scrap pile! * You know what I'm talking about* I am sure that you have one too. Scraps seem to be everywhere you turn, they are all over the desk in the floor, * I think they multiply overnight sometimes*
I have been trying to use up my scraps lately and they have gotten more manageable. I had tried the scrap basket. It went from small wicker basket to laundry basket, I had to do something. What I did was take an old file box and I labeled the dividers and that was working but They just keep growing, and growing; soon the lid was popping off and it wouldn't close, I could never find the right color or the folder for that matter. AND THEN Just like a light switched on I decided that I would take those useless scraps and turn them into things of beauty, and something that I could actually use.

I just grabbed Create a critter and I started flipping through and I decided to cut out not really the animals but some of the other elements.

I cut the all at 3 1/2" because that seems to be the size that I go to a lot for my cards and such.

It really helped use up some of my scraps and now I have these cute little elements to use on my card. they are much easier to store.

So what I decided to do from now on when I have scraps is I have a large Ziploc baggy that I place them in until I get them sorted and I do that at the end of each day. That way when I get ready to craft the next day, my desk is clean and I am not so bogged down.

It seems to be working so far. You may be asking what size scraps I keep well it really depends on the paper. if it is something that I could use as a border then I might keep it but Usually nothing smaller than 3" That kinda keeps all the little scraps down.

I hope that this might help some of you and please share you scrap organizing ideas if you may have something that is working for you.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful Monday!
Friday, June 24, 2011

sunshiny day

Hey Everyone! i have a card that I created for a few challenges.
Fantabulous Cricut challenge 65
Celebrate the Occasion challenge 19

both of the challenges were to include a sun on you project. Here is what I came up with

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope that you will enter in theses challenge and enjoy the fun of making something new!

Check out Cricut 360

Hi Everyone! On Man can you believe that it is finally FRIDAY!!! WOOHOO! 
I am super excited to tell you about a new challenge blog that will have its first challenge July 1st it is call Cricut 360 .
 They have an AWESOME design team lined up and are already getting the fun started by having a give away! 
Here is a little bit about Cricut 360 (taken from their site)

About Cricut 360º

Cricut 360º is a challenge blog for crafty people all over the world who love using the Cricut die cut machine by Provo Craft to make cards and to scrapbook. Every week, starting July 1st, we will have challenges using the Cricut. Challenge will be posted every Friday, and you will have until Wednesday at midnight to add your creation.

 so head on over and follow them and get entered in a chance to win 
the best cartridge I think! I know that it is my favorite!
Again the blog is Cricut 360

Hope you all have a great day and enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, June 23, 2011

anything summer

Hey Crafty Gals!

here is a summer/ beach card that I created for a few challenges!

I cut the girl from everyday paperdolls @ 4"
The sand castle came from create a critter cut at 21/2"
I embossed the back with dvine swirls folder and added some stickles.

I hope you enjoyed!
Thanks for stopping by!

Again this is for Gimme A Break & my Sheri Crafts

Check out this giveaway! two pink peas

Hey guys! I wanted to share this quick giveaway with you! Two Pink peas is having an awesome giveaway.
Look at all this great stuff you can win!
Here is a list
1st of all you get The Cinch Book Binding Tool Worth around $100.00... if that is not enough you get 3, yes 3 Stampin' Up Stamps Sets and 2 K & Company Stack Mats. One of the Stack Mats is 12" x 12" with 36 sheets and the other Stack Mat is 4.75" x 6.75" with 18 sheets and it matches perfectly with the big Stack Mat. 

so what are you waiting for go and check out Two Pink Peas giveaway!

flag card challenge entry!

creative cutter  is having a God bless America challenge. Include a flag in the project. Here is what I created

 cut is from Stand and salute!

Hurry and enter this challenge HERE

pretty purple birthday challenge entry

Linda with fancy framework  is having a purple birthday challenge. the requirements are 

  • Purple {Did you know that's my favorite color?? LOL}
  • BLING {What girl doesn't LOVE bling??}
  • Ribbon {I have LOTS of it!!}

    This is the card that I came up with to meet the challenge!


     Surprise I used preserves again. I think I am on a fruity kick! 

    I cut the grapes at 4" and all the layers. I cut the sentiment out on my computer and then center point cut it on the cricut.  I add some bling from creative charms and ribbon from Michael's

    Oh I use perfectly paisley cuttlebug folder.

    What are you waiting for Jump on over Fancy Framework and wish her a Happy Birthday and enter this fun challenge

challenge entry! (2nd post)

Hi Again!

Here is a card that I made for Getting Cricky Challenge and tacky tuesday challenge at septemberninth

Challenge entry for Betty Bee's Buzz

Hello Everyone! I hope that you are all doing great on this Thursday morning! I know that I am enjoying the day despite everything that I explained the other day is still going on. I refuse to let others hatefulness get to me any longer. So today I was checking out blogs and I found this great blog betty bees buzz and she was having a challenge to create something and share something fresh, delicious and yummy!  Create a project of your choice featuring "Food, Glorious Food" in some fashion. Well since I just got the preserves cart and I love strawberries, I created a sweet little card!

I cut the Strawberries at 4 1/4. I ran them through the swiss dots folder and chalked them and glammed them up with a little homemade glimmer mist. 

I used accent essentials to cut the top note shape@ 4" 

Thanks for stopping by! Now head over to Betty bee's buzz and get your yummy projects linked up!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011
 Hi Everyone!
 I hope that you are all doing well on this Tuesday morning!  I have been having a rough couple of days with hateful, spiteful people. I just don't understand how people that you have been a part of their life for 15 years could be so mean and intentionally hurt you. Anyways, Yesterday I was feeling extremely upset and I was tired of crying and thanking about all that was going on so I decided to give Cricut a chance to cheer me up. I recently won the Preserves Cartridge and I really haven't played with it much, so I flipped thru it and this strawberry jumped out at me. I hadn't intended on making a card but you know how it is.

I used Swiss dots folder on the strawberry and inked it. On the base of the card I embossed it with spots and dots.  I had fun making it and surprisingly it took my mind off all the chaos that was engulfing me.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card, remember IT'S YOUR DAY AND DON'T LET ANYONE GET YOU DOWN!

Monday, June 20, 2011

You special day! wedding card

Hi Everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. It is a little stormy here in NC This morning, but the rain is nice. I have a card to share today that I created for a monthly swap group.  The Theme was Thank you or wedding and I decided on the latter.

 Ok So I used Stretch your Imagination(page 72 on shift mode) to cut the cake and all its layers on 5".  I embellished the cake with some creative charms flat back pearls. I used my MS doily lace punch. and Then tied some white ribbon with tulle  and ribbon pearls.  I printed out the sentiment on my computer and inked around the edges.

I just love it. I had to make 9 of these! I hope that girls that got them really liked them.
I think its my favorite card that I have ever made.  

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you enjoyed my card!

have a great day and God bless you all!
Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers day!

Hi everyone! WOW it has been a long time. its funny how time just seems to fly by and before I knew it a month has gone by and no blogging was done!
I have really missed sharing with all of you reading your comments and sharing my love of crafting.

I just wanted to tell you all Happy Fathers day and share a few cards with you.
Please remember to take time and let your dad's know just how much they mean to you, Don't forget your Father in Heaven. Thank you God for the wonderful life that you have blessed me with, all the wonderful people that you have placed in my life.

fisherman card

Farmer card

The fisherman card was made using Everyday paper dolls

The farmer card was made using Create a critter and everyday paperdolls and the grass is from Plantin schoolbook

I really had fun making the farmer card for my Father in Law. 

I am going to try and start posting more, I am not planning on taking a month off again. 
Enjoy your Sunday! 
Thanks for stopping by