Monday, February 28, 2011

man's birthday

Hi Everyone!
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! I know that I did. On Friday a guy that my husband works with had a birthday and I had forgotten to make him a card the night before so I quickly threw together a card for him and I think that it turned out great.

I used my SCAL 2 software to cut the  car which is from scrapping table, which I won from K Andrew.I added some homemade "glimmer mist" to the car.  I printed up the sentiment on my computer and added a star eyelet.
When he opened the envelope he was so surprised that I had taken the time to make him a card, he said it was the nicest thing someone had done for him in a long time.  It made me feel so great to know that I had made his day! I think that is what card making and crafting is all about. Seeing the joy of people when I give them something made from the heart.

From my heart to yours!
Friday, February 25, 2011

my cricut vinyl

Hi Everyone!

       I am so happy that it is Friday!  The week has gone by fast but I live for the weekends, when I get to spend much needed time with my hubby!
It has been pouring rain here in North Carolina for the past couple of days and it has everyone stuck inside. 
Last night Billey, my wonderful Husband, Helped me personalize my Cricut. I have never messed with vinyl and he has, A LOT!  
I used scal to make a design, just something simple, but I love it! It makes me smile when I look at it now. 
I ended up having to cut it 2 times because the first time the vinyl slipped on my mat. UGH! 
So here is my Cricut!

With the messed up cut, I was able to save the butterflies and part of my name, so DH took the butterflies and added them to my white craft desk organizer. super cute!
I hope that you all have a great weekend!
~ big crafty hugs!
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Thursday!

Hi All My Crafty Friends!
Wow! This week has flown by for me and for that I am glad, I can't wait until the weekend, My husband is off this saturday and I plan on getting some much needed "honey do" stuff done. He works 6 days a week and is only off every other weekend, so it is WONDERFUL when he is home!
The card that I have for you today contains some handmade flowers that I saw @217 Creations and she has a wonderful tutorial on making these beautiful tulips HERE. I didn't have the glimmer glazes that she had so I used fingernail polish, some metallic paint and homemade faux "glimmer mist"

 I used some green ribbon to make the stems. The glimmer doesn't really show up in this picture.
I really enjoyed making these flowers, which the petals are surprisingly made from apple shapes.

Please Check out her video tutorial and her blog because she has some amazing projects. 
Thanks for stopping  by!

I am also using this card to enter in a couple of challenges 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Z is for Zebra

I made this cute little card for a few challenges that are going on this week.
I cut the Zebra out @ 4" from Create a critter and the wording at 2 from Plantin Schoolbook.

I am entering this card in
 Getting Cricky A to Z challenge

Thanks for Viewing

KC Cropper giveaway

KC Croppers is having a giveaway when they hit 100 followers. go and check them out!
Here is a list of the awesome prize pack
1 Pkg. of Autumn Leaves Manhattan Alphabet and Numbers Clear Stamp Set
1 Pkg. of Autumn Leaves Scribbles Numbers Clear Stamp Set
1 Pkg. of Autumn Leaves Astroboy Clear Stamp Set
2 Christmas themed Wood Mount Stamps
12 ft. of Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Ribbon
9 ft. of Green/White Gingham Ribbon
3 yards of Halloween Themed Ribbon
2 pkgs. of Pink/Tan Fibers
1 Wooden Baby Buggy Embellishment
2 Small Puffy Pink Gingham Cloth Hearts
10 Colorful Bone Shaped Paper Clips
11 Mini Valentine Frames
26 sheets of self adhesive Alphabet Labels in Tin
1 Pkg. of Martha Stewart Dimensional Sticker Bows (8 pcs.)
1 Pkgs. of Jolee’s Boutique Scarecrow Stickers (4 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of Puffy Rose Stickers (37 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of Shamrock Epoxy Stickers (23 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of EK Success 3D Dinosaur Stickers (9 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of EK Success Snowman Themed Stickers (22 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of EK Success Vacation Label Lingo Stickers
1 Pkg. of Winter Themed Puffy Word Stickers (48 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of 3D Seasonal Word Stickers (4 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of Mini Sports/Alpha Puffy Stickers ( 64 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of K & Company Light Up Sticker Set (8pcs.)
1 Pkg. of Christmas Themed Epoxy Alphabet Stickers (32 pcs.)
1 Pkg. of Epoxy Clear Stencil Stickers (70 pcs.)
1 Stack of Double Sided K & Company Proverb Slips
Lots of other Misc. Stickers and die cuts
4 Small Sheets of Colorbok Vellum Phrases
Over 70 Chipboard pcs. Including Sports theme, Back 2 School, Graduation, and Orange decorative Journaling Tags
7 Little Yellow Ducky Die Cuts
1 Square Tube of Colored Buttons
6 Pkg. of Misc. Buttons
1 Pkg. of Black Rhinestone Buttons
Rhinestone Gem Bling… includes hearts, flowers, stars, butterflies.


Hi Everyone!
I hope that you are all having a great week. Mine has been great so far!

February is a busy month for me because of so many Birthday in my family, so I have been cranking out Birthday cards left and right.

Today I have a simple card that could be used for a birthday or any celebration.

I love the Teal and Brown colors of this card.

I used my Martha Stewart punch(cant remember the name) on the edge, and tied a simple bow.

The Paisley patterned paper is from MY Minds Eye the best of paisley paper stack.

The teal colored paper is from a textured paper pad by Canson that I found at a local discount store. I looked for it at Michael's but I think that it is retired now.
The Ribbon and Stamp are from my stash. I think that the ribbon came from Wal-mart and the stamp might have come from Michael's.

I hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Blinkie!

Hi Everyone!
I am so happy right now! You ask why. Well that is because I finally got the grab code for my blinkie figured out! I would love for you all to add it to your blogs!
It's right over there!<----------  <-------------

It would just make my day to see it on your blogs!

Have a wonderful Day!
Monday, February 21, 2011

my take on the stationary box

Hi Everyone!
I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was ok, I got a little crafty time in on Saturday, but on Sunday, I help with corralling 3, 650 pound pigs up for my father in law. It was not an easy task by any means.
Last week I watched the ustream that Ruthie and Alex hosted. Alex made a wonderful Stationary box from splitcoast stampers
I just had to try my hand at it. I think it turned out ok, but I don't really care for the paper that I used but it was one of the only heavy patterned papers that I had. It's from K&Co Daydream paper stack. 

cards that I included

Thanks for Stopping by
Saturday, February 19, 2011

sure cuts a lot 2

Hi everyone!
I hope that you are all doing great on this beautiful Saturday! May of you know that last week K Andrew of Getting Cricky with kandrew had a 50 state blog hop.
well I was super surprised when she announced the winners and I had won sure cuts a lot 2 from  please check out the web site!

I have been wanting the software for some time and was so happy to get it, be on the look out for projects using it!
Thanks for looking~
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monkey Birthday Card!

Hi Everyone!
I hope that you are all having a great day. My day has been wonderful, I have been able to get a few cards done today, Here is one that I made for my nephew, he is turning 4 next week and I call him my little monkey.
I had a lot of fun making this card, I got the “create a critter” cartridge last week and this is the first card I have made with it and I LOVE IT!

monkey is cut at 3 1/2

The back ground paper is from K&co stack,
either Best of K&Co 1 or too. I can't remember.

printed the tag out on computer and added rhinestones 

Thanks for stopping by!

100 followers~ woot woot!

Hi everyone!
 I could not believe my eyes when I logged on this morning and I seen that little green word up there in the corner of my blog!
                       100 FOLLOWERS* doing a little dance*
When I started this blog I  never thought that I would have 1 follower let alone 100. I know that it seems so small compared to other but it is huge to me!  
100 fellow crafters, 100 inspiring people, but most of all 100 friends! 
Thank you all so very much for all your kind words, and encouragement. I have been greeted in the crafting world with nothing but kindness and support, and it means more than you can imagine! 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tag shaped Valentines card!

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I had a wonderful afternoon with my hubby. This is the card that I made my husband. A Tag shaped According card!
I use rub on adheasve lettering for the glitter and the ribbon is from michaels
I got the idea from a book that he bought me called” 100 Great ways to make cards” by Shirley Toogood.
One side of the card! Layed out flat, I added a picture of us, chalked the edges!

The card standing

The other side of the card! I added the middle section to include a written message!

Here’s the HOW TO!
6 by 3 ½ CS (for template)
Solid CS
Patterned paper

To make Template:
·      Measure  1 inch down from the top and make a mark on both sides
·      Measure 1” across and mark on both sides
·      Connect the lines on both sides to make a tag shape

Once you have the template, place on CS and trace making sure that the edges touch.
Cut out and decorate, as you desire!
Save the template to use for another card!

Thanks for viewing!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Getting Cricky is having a give- a - way!

Kristal over @ Getting Cricky with k andrew is having a give a way!

She is an awesome girl! Go and check her blog out if you haven't already!

Here is here blog candy and post!

1400 Follower Blog Candy! Cricut Cartridge: Twinkle Toes

Okay girls! I'm a twinkling in my cowgirl boots! Do a little dance, get down tonight--woot woot! 1400 followers! Who in the world would believe that? Bribes really do work (bwhahahahh)
Okay you know the drill.....if you do any of these, I would certainly appreciate it!

1. Be a Follower (PLEASE pretty please)
2. Post my badge on your blog
3. Tweet it or Facebook it
4. Leave me a comment telling me one thing that makes you TWINKLE!!! (I said twinkle as in shine, not tinkle--hahahah)
5. Subscribe to my youtube if you don't already
6. Share my blog candy on your blog

Dont wait! go check her out!

Grab my blinkie!

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to let everyone know that I have a Blinkie now!  I am new to all of this stuff and I am trying to fix it where it will have a html code box for you to grab, but feel free to grab it and link me on your blogs!
Much love
Monday, February 7, 2011


Hi everyone!

I hope you are all doing well and had a wonderful weekend! Mine was great, I was able to get my crafting area in order and was able to do a few projects.
OK so I used Random. org to get the winner( I tried to screen shot the results but it didn't work)
Their were 9 of you lovely commenter's.

And the winner is

 JustYolie  who said...

I love that heart stamp you used, where did you get it?? Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. :)
Yolie, I have contacted you through your blog, please send me your address.

Thanks everyone who entered!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Check out this AWESOME giveaway

Hi everyone! So I was on facebook and I saw that one of the crafters that I follow is having a spring thaw give away and the amount of prizes is amazing. So go and check her out and become a follower.
Scrappin 3rdeeschick
 Here is some of the pics of the goods!

Oh by the way it is open until march 31st!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Handmade flower

Hi Everyone! I am entering this card into a couple of challenges

 Stamp Fairy Challenge 

sisterhood of crafters
little claires designs

Thanks for looking! 

Don't forget about the blog candy! You have until tomorrow to enter!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentines day card and a little blog candy!

Hi Everyone!
I hope that you are all doing well! I wanted to share a simple V day card that I made
and I have a little blog candy for you wonderful followers. I appericate all of you so very much. I love reading your comments and I think its just Great that all of you take time out of your day and week to see what I have to say!

Now for the blog candy!   One lucky follower will win  the Rub on Magic by K&company
it is a cute valentines day rub on adhesive with glitter. and They will also win a pack of finishing accents, rhinestones, by Darice.

All you have to do is be a follower and leave me a comment! I will draw a winner on Sunday February 6th!
I am not keeping it open long because I want you to be able to get it and use it before VDAY

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Queen of my craftroom

Queen of my craftroom is having a giveaway when she reaches 200 followers. go and check her out and the give a way HERE. She is giving away 3 birds on parade cart.!