Friday, July 22, 2011

Raina's Favorite Crafty things giveaway

Raina's Favorite Crafty things is having a 350 follower giveaway! She is a super talented lady and I hope that you will go and check her blog out. Wanna know what she is giving away? Check this out!
That's right if you win you get to chose which one you would like to have. What a great giveaway. So go and become a follower!
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Getting Cricky simply sunday guest designer post

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!!
I hope that you are all enjoying this wonderful day that God has created for us. His creation and love is all around us. He loves everyone of you, He knows you better than your best friend, he knows your every thought and the number of hairs on your head. He is so WONDERFUL!!!! 

I am super excited today because I am guest designer at Getting Cricky Simply Sunday’s challenge. Kristal is a wonderful and caring person, she has been so wonderful to me and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your encouragement that you have taken the time to give me. Kristal, you rock girlfriend.  Did you know that she has her own line of stamps now? In addition to her generous nature, she donates money from each sale to selected charities.  So go check out her stamps if you haven’t, they look amazing!!

Today the Challenge is called Lunchbox lovin’ meaning to make any project that features food.. What a yummy challenge.
So here is my Foodie project.

Recipe: (note I had a photo tutorial for you all but my camera decided to erase the pictures. Sorry)

I took a piece of cardboard (well actually 3 pieces) I wrapped them in duct tape to create the base.
I then added a 12 x 12 patterned paper to the top of it. Punching 2 holes in the top to run my ribbon through. I had to thread my ribbon using my scissors to get it through the tape. I tied knots in the ribbon ends and applied massive amounts of hot glue over them.

I used buttons to cover up the holes and tied small purple bows.

The Grapes are cut from preserves @ 8”.
I used devine swirls cuttlebug embossing folder on the leaves and added some green glitter glue.

I used SCAL2 to cut the words. The font is Kristen ITC

The verse is John 15: 1-4, and I printed it out and used my MS doily lace punch around the edges.

I finished the sign by adding some bling.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Good bye Dear Friend, Sad day in my Crafting space

Oh, today is a sad, sad  day in my crafting area. I have to pack my beloved Cricut into a small box and ship him back to PC.

 I have been having trouble with my Cricut and after many, many, many attempts to fix it, PC has decided to replace it. I am kinda upset because I only got it in Feb. but I am glad that it decided to mess up before the warranty went out.   Wanna know what was wrong? well at first it would just freeze up. if I stopped a cut, unloaded paper or anything it would freeze up. well we did a reset on it. Crazy thing to reset a cricut. anyhoo so after that it would not complete cuts, and it was chewing up my paper so I tried changing the blade, adjusting the speed, pressure and in some case size. It didn't help. well yesterday PC support had me to update the firmware which I was weary of because of my SCAL 2 but it still didn't help with the cuts. I had to call back and they told me that they would have to replace it. So I wanted to honor my cricut with some of my favorite projects made with it. 

I love you Cricut and I will always remember the good times that we had, and the wonderful memories that we shared.   
I will never forget you!!!!! 

With teary eyes,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

take time to relax

Hi Everyone!
 I hope that you are all wonderful today. I have a card to share that I created for 2 challenges but first I would like to ask that you all take a minute to pray for one of our dear bloggers. She is in need of prayer. I don't know what the situation is but God does.
Dear Lord,
Please take our Dear Friend Kristal in your arms and comfort her. Rain down peace and comfort upon her and her family. God let her know that you are always with her and when she is unable to stand on her own you will carry her.

Now since we have the important stuff out of the way the 2 challenges are
My Craft Spot  challenge 16 which is to Ink it up.. use ink on your projects
Getting Cricky Challenge fashion-ista  which is to make a fashion project.

Here is the card that I came up with

Cartridge: Everyday paper dolls  
Girl cut out @ 4" 
bathtub cut @ 3 1/4"
bottles cut @ 1 1/2
duck cut @ 1"
Stamps: pink by design summer vacation
sizzix face stamps
Paper: K&Co 

For the checkered floor I used a 1" square punch and cut out the black and the white paper and then adhered it down to make a retro looking floor. 
I inked around all the part using various inks from studio G

I had so much fun making this card.  
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. Head over to these 2 sites and link up your projects.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Get well card

I made this card for a challenge over at Whimisical Wednesdays and the challenge was to make a get well card for a little boy named Angelo who had a brain tumor and is on chemo. I had gotten the everyday pop up cards a few weeks ago and I decided to use one of those for his card.

I didn't like the whale that was on that cart so I cut one from create a critter and just used the pop up part. I hope that he likes his card. 

If you get the chance stop over by whimsical wednesdays and check out the other cards and see what you can do to brighten this little boys day.


Cricut 360 Challenge 2`

 Second Post for today. Please scroll down to read my other post!

This week at Cricut 360 the challenge was to make a round thank you card. 
This was a challenge for me because I don't have any cartridges with round cards, but I do have SCAL2 so I quickly designed a round card and then the 2 background layers.  

I decided to use simply charmed and cut the bowl of strawberries at 3 1/4.
I ran the strawberries thru the Swiss dots folder. 
I did a little inking, doodling and stamped on a small circle. 

So cute, who wouldn't want a bowl of strawberries that was smiling!

Again I am entering this @ cricut 360


Happy Monday!!!!

Hi All! 
 I cant believe how fast the weekend went. Wow. Just too fast. I hope that you all had a great weekend and enjoyed spending time with your families and maybe got some crafting in.  
I spent most of Saturday "Deep Cleaning" on the living room and the bathroom. 

   Then Sunday we went to church and it was a wonderful service about getting connected with God. The basis is you have to be quiet sometimes and quit talking so that you can hear him.  The preacher said it was like that one person that you are always on the phone with that you can never get a word in edge wise. Well if you are always talking How can God tell you what he needs you to hear.  He also told of how David didn't just give the task of defeating Goliath to someone else, he listened and took the opportunity that was presented before him. 
Don't put off what God wants you to do until another time because he will only ask you for so long. Then you have missed the wonderful chance to do His Will.
I thought that it was a wonderful service and a great message. 

  I have been feeling like God wanted me to use my cards in some way that would bring Glory to him, I don't know about other parts of the country and how or what their churches may do but in the South we send cards out to the members of the church on their Birthdays, Anniversaries and Get well card and Encouragements. The Church that I attend is only 1yr old and they didn't have anyone, and guess who God told to do it! ME!!!! I am super excited that I can combine the things that I love to bring Glory to God!!!!!  

I hope that you all have a wonderful week! I have a couple of cards for challenges but I am going to give them their own post. 

What ever you do today, take the time to be quiet and listen to God.  If you Don't know the Lord Jesus as your Savior then please Ask him to come into your heart and forgive you of you sins. If you need help with this I would be more than happy to help. Just drop me a line. 


Sunday, July 10, 2011

warm wishes, Christmas in July

Celebrate the occasion Challenge this week was to create a Christmas Card but use NO RED! 
We it is really hard to get into the Christmas spirit when it is 98 degrees outside.  I managed to create a little card with my new simply charmed cart. 

I cut the hat and the mittens @ 2 1/4". The back ground paper is bo bunny. and I just added a hand cut banner.
I added some glitter and some doodling to my card.

It was fun playing around with a new cart and making this card, now I just wished that the temps matched.

Again I am entering this in Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 21

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 9, 2011
scrappin with cricut is having a 500 follower giveaway. up for grabs is an exclusive cricut circle cart. Can you guess which one?

If you guess Cricut Everyday then your right!

So head on over to scrappinwithcricut! for a chance to win!  

I made Top 3

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. I just found out that I made top 3 @ Cricut 360, on their 1st challenge.  

Here is the card that I entered again, in case you missed it. 

They are having another challenge with week to create a circle thank you card. It is a really fun blog so if you haven't go check them out

Enjoy your day!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

summertime fun!

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying humpday! We had a bad storm here on Monday and Tuesday, we had golf ball sized hail, 60 mph winds and crazy thunderstorms. I enjoy listening to the thunder and watching the lightening but the winds scare me. I am always worried that a tornado is going to happen, so I pray for the Lord to watch over us and I feel at peace then. Well the storm Monday was so bad that it took out a main utility box down the road, which in turn took out phone, internet and cable, and for some power ( i'm on a different power company) I got a few cards made yesterday, since I was not distracted with blogger and youtube. lol.

Here is one card that I made for a few challenges.

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Getting Cricky
Fantabulous cricut
cricut cardz
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Yummy Hamburger!

Hi All! I hope that you all had a spectacular 4th of July and enjoyed the long weekend! now it's time to get back to real life people. lol!

The new Cricut 360 blog has issued the first challenge and it is to create an invitation.
I had a lot of fun making this card.

I used my new simply charmed cartridge to make an easel card.  I cut this cute little Hamburger out at 3 1/2 inches. 
I embossed and inked the layers of his "fixing" to make them look more realistic.
 and my sentiment is hand written. 

I had so much fun using this Cartridge and I am so glad that I finally got it. 

Thanks for stopping by to look at my entry for the Cricut 360 blog!
Now it's your turn to head over there and enter your invitation.
 Crafty Hugs!
Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July Everyone!  What a wonderful day to be an American!
Thank you to all the Men and Women who have risked their lives and fought for our freedom, because they risked their lives for us we are able to have the Freedoms that others are not so lucky to have.   I am so thankful that I have the Freedom to sit here in my living room in my Pjs and write my feelings, I am thankful that I am able to worship God with out being killed. I am thankful that I can read my bible and share the word of God with others. I know that Freedom isn't free and that many have lost their lives just for our country. Yesterday at church we watched a video about how the Star spangled banner came to be a song. It was truly amazing and I don't think I will ever hear that song again without thinking about the men who died holding our flag high so that we could be a country.
I know that this is a long post but there is 2 special things I want to share with you today, the 1st is Psalms 20

Psalm 20

  For the director of music. A psalm of David.

 1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
   may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
   and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices
   and accept your burnt offerings.[b]
4 May he give you the desire of your heart
   and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory
   and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
   May the LORD grant all your requests.
 6 Now this I know:
   The LORD gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
   with the victorious power of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
   but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
   but we rise up and stand firm.
9 LORD, give victory to the king!
   Answer us when we call!

The second thing I want to share is "The Star Spangled Banner" I hope that you will truly listen to the words and be Thankful for the soldiers and the others that have given their lives so we may be FREE!!!

Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful holiday!