Tuesday, April 26, 2011
http://royalthings.blogspot.com/2011/04/fresh-picked-cartridge-giveaway-e2.html is giving away a freshly picked cart! go and check it out!

click the pic to go to her blog!

Check out this great giveaway! If you have been wanting campin critter cart here is a chance to win it!

click on pic or below to go to Sherrie scraps blog!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone! 
I hope that you all have a wonderful and joyous easter! 
Easter is a day to celebrate the rising of Jesus from the tomb, he died on the cross so that we could be saved from our sin! I hope that today we all remember the real reason for the season! Happy Easter everyone!
"I am the resurrection and the life.He who believes in Me, though he may die
, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die."
-- John 11:25-26

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me."
-- Matthew 28: 6-10 KJV

Happy Easter everyone! I hope that you all have a wonderful day!

Big crafty Hugs!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pink Stamper E2 giveaway!

hey Girls! You have to check this out! Robin the pink stamper is giving away a new cricut expression 2! 

fantabulous cricut challenge entry

Hi everyone!
Here is my entry for the fantabulous cricut challenge!

The challenge was to use a bunny or a chic and the colors of pink, yellow and green!

I hope that you like my little chicky! 

Crafty Hugs 

Challenge entry!

Hi Everyone!
Here is a card that I created for 2 challenges which are
1: Imaginisce Blog paper piecing
2: Creative sisters challenge barn yard theme!

I had so much fun making this card and I think that it came out absolutely adorable! Just my opinion.

I used create a critter for the barn and the cow and some of the grass. I used stretch your imagination for the tree and plantin school for some of the other grass.

I used the dvine swirls embossing folder and spots and dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs

Birthday card, Challenge entry

Hi Everyone! Quick post today! Just wanted to show the card that I created for the Birthday Sundaes blog(anything goes birthday) and more than favors(Indie art cart) since I dont have the indie art cart I saw that there was an ice cream cone on it and used doodle charms instead.

Here is my card!

Thanks for stopping by~
Crafty Hugs

sympathy card.

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are all doing well and having a great week.
My sister in laws mother in law died on Sunday and I made her and her husband a card. It is really hard to create a sympathy card for me. Here is what I created.
I just loved this kitten image with the pulled flower in his little mouth.  

 I colored the image with colored pencils and the thinner technique.

I do not know who the digi is from so if you do please let me!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Check out this 100 follower giveaway

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share a quick post about a new challenge blog. There are having a 100 follower giveaway, so go and check them out! Scrappin chic's challenge blog!

crazy about cricut challenge entry

Second post of the day, please scroll down to see the other or click here

Crazy about Cricut issued a challenge to create something that you love or a birthday themed project. 

I love sunsets and the beach so I combine the best of 2 worlds in to one card.

I used a clear piece of vellum and inked and chalked it to look like a sunset. Then from create a critter I cut the rest of the pieces.  I used some sandy looking paper and water paper to add that beachy feel. The stamp is from pink cricut's summer vacation stamp set!
 I had a lot of fun making this card! Thanks for the challenge!

Challenge entry for http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!
Crafty hugs 

Beautiful Day in NC! plus Challenge entry for Kandrew

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are all doing well. It is a beautiful day here in NC. Currently I am sitting on  my deck with a big glass of sweet tea listening to the birds sing and the nice southern breeze blowing. It is so nice out today. Yesterday when my DH came home we did some yard work, which included mowing about 4 of the 8 acres that we live on, And I am so happy that today is nice so that we can get more yard work done.
I just love this time of year. To me Spring is a time of renewal, a time when all thing dead and dormant sprout to life and grace the world with their presence. The flowers start spouting and showing their wonderful colors, Trees bloom and the bees buzz floating from flower to flower collecting pollen to make their delicious honey. One of my neighbor is a bee keeper so we always have a constant supply of the golden goo. Yummy! Spring is also a renewal for me and others. We get a chance to shake off the winter dust that has clouded our spirits. We toss and clean all those things that we have collected through the winter and become NEW! Oh what a wonderful day it is in my neighborhood!

Ok so I have chatted enough, I could keep rambling on and on but I am scared that I may have already lost a few of you. lol

My favorite blogger, Kandrew@ http://www.gettingcricky.com/ posted a challenge to Get Campy this week, and since camping is one of my favorite things to do it was no trouble at all.
My husband and I are avid campers but we do it old style" Tent camping". There is just something about sleeping in a tent. Laying there at night listening to the crickets and frogs chirping their wonderful tunes, sitting by the campfire at night and telling stories that you have heard or told a million times but, they always have renewed life when told around a crackling campfire. Basic chores like washing dishes and cooking meal seem to be so much easier when they are done outside. No one complains and everyone is always willing to help.  Can you tell that I love camping?!
Ok so here is the project that I created for gettingcrickysundaychallenge.

I used the Summer Vacation cricut solutions cart. for the tent and the fire. I had to add my own layers but i think that they turned out just great. The grass was scrap green paper that I cut to look like grass and I chalked the blue paper to look like it had clouds.( they don't so up to well in the pictures) i add some ribbon and buttons to the top. I am going to put this in a frame(when I find one that will fit) and put in on my desk!

Thanks for stopping by!
Crafty hugs
Monday, April 18, 2011

DCWV is having a giveaway!

Check this out! http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2011/04/warehouse-sale-giveaway.html

Chance at a great giveaway!

Bunny Blog Hop Winner!

Hi Everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! I know that mine was full of excitement and crafting! 
I had so much fun hopping along with Gina,Tisha and the other ladies. I got a lot of new followers and I am working on visiting each of your blogs and becoming followers of you as well. I think you all for the wonderful comments, And a BIG BIG thank you for Tisha for inviting me to be a part of this Bunny hop!

You can check out Tisha's blog here

So without further ado I have the winner of my blog candy.
I used Random.org to select the winner. There was 35 comments and the luck winner is

Blogger Dana said...

LOVE that bunny cut! It's adorable! Thanks for sharing :)
Congrats Dana! I will be sending you a email. Please get back to me by Thursday so that I can get your goodies in the mail
Thanks again for all of you who hopped along with us!

Crafty Hugs 
Friday, April 15, 2011

Gina and Tisha's Bunny Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! 
Happy Friday and welcome to Gina and Tisha's Bunny blog hop!  If you arrived here from Auntie Marg then you are on the right track. If not you will want to start at the beginning by clicking the button below!
I hope that you are enjoying the Bunny Hop! There are some really talented and sweet ladies in the line up. 
Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way

Ok so now that we have all of that techy stuff out of the way lets get to the fun!
I have created a couple of cute card to celebrate spring and Easter! 

I used create a critter for the bunny and cut him and the basket at 3 in and the carrots are cut at 1"
I used a studio G stamp that says " The Bunny is Back in town" 

I cut this bag from plantin school book at 6 1/4   I cut the bunny from doodle charms @ 4"
I chalked his ears and cheeks but the picture don't show up too well! The patterned paper is open stock from hobby lobby.

I used a martha stewart stamp and colored it with colored pencils and paint thinner. Then I glittered and add a pink by design stamp" summer vacation" 
I used an image I found on google and colored it with coloring pencils and paint thinner.. I used 2 different studio g stamps to create the sentiment. 

Blog Candy time!

For my blog candy I will giving away  K&CO glitter rub ons and some assorted ribbons. I may also include a suprise for the lucky winner.
since this post will be up for the entire Hop, I will allow an entry for each day per person. so you have up to three entries.
All you have to do is be a follower and leave me a comment and a way to get in touch with you! I would also love for you to post my blinkie on your blog. If you do, let me know and I will do the same for you! 

I also wanted to remind you that Robyn from My Pink Stamper  is a sponsor for this hop, so make sure that you leave a comment on Tisha's blog for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by! You next stop is  kathlee!

Crafty Hugs!
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Best blog friend award!

I was so suprised when I got this award from Tisha. She is a great girl, I love here projects and she is always so nice. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! She is a new blogger and could use some more followers so please go and check her out.

There are only two rules for this award:

1. Post about it on your blog , and link back to the sender, and thank them. 

2. Pass onto those who visit you regularly and leave comments.

So I love everyone one of my followers and it is super hard for me to award this to just a few. Here goes

Oh and Tisha if I can re-award her! 

I know that there are more of you that I would like to award and I may add to this list, but these ladies alway comment on my blog and give me lots of encouragement! Thank you all so very much!

Thank you all for your support!
Crafty Hugs 

under the big top!

Hi Everyone and Happy Thursday! I hope you are all well and having a great week. I wanted to share a card that I created for my great niece Finley that turned 4. She was having a circus themed party and I wanted her card to reflect that. I also made a banner for her party but silly me forgot to take a picture so I am going to get one from her mommy, and I will share it as soon as I do. So until then here is the card that I made for her.
I cut the elephant @ 3" and the tent at 2 1/2. 

The elephants body is cut from purple iridescent velum paper and the inset of the ears are cut from the same paper.

I used kraft card stock for the card and the back ground patterned paper is open stock from hobby lobby. 
I had a lot of fun making this little card and I am sure that she enjoyed looking at the elephant. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs

oh dont forget on Friday we  are having the Tisha and Gina's bunny hop!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Paper Wreath

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are all having a wonderful week. I have been really busy this week, taking my mom to the dr. I have been able to squeeze out some craft projects at night and I would like to share one that I made the other day for my door. I seen this wreath somewhere but I can not remember when I find the site I will place the link Here!

This was really fun to make after I got all the papers cut.
So here's what I did:

8" Styrofoam wreath
4 12x12 patterned papers ( your choice)
Hot glue gun

Take the 4 patterned papers and cut in to strips that are 3" long by 1 1/2 " wide.  fold in half without creasing and glue the ends together. This takes the most time.

After you have all of you little paper loops prepared it's time to start applying them to the wreath.
I began at the very top alternating the pattern. Glue the loops down at the ends so that the rest of the loop stands up.

continue hot gluing the loops around the wreath in alternating pattern, At the center of the wreath I took 2 12x 2" strips and glued to finish off and cover up the inside paper loops.

Hang ribbon from top of wreath and tie bow.
Hang wreath where you please!

I hope that you will try this wreath out.

Oh I almost forgot, Don't forget to come back on Friday for Tisha and Gina's Bunny hop. There are some great ladies in the line up and I am sure there is going to be some great projects and blog candy!

Crafty Hugs
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Thursday, Blog Hop News, and Create a critter card all in one!

Hi Everyone!
I hope that you are all having a great Thursday, I am sitting at the hospital with my mom today.
She is having a CT Milogram today. They are trying to figure out what is wrong with her back and decide if surgery would be the best solution at this time. I know that God will watch after her and he is in control of it all.

I also wanted to let all of you know that I am going to be in Gina and Tisha's Bunny hop April 15-17. I would love for you all to come and join us! There are some very talented ladies in the line up!

okay so on to the project that I have to share today!

I used create a critter to make this cute little pirate octopus.  I cut him at 3 1/2.
I used Pink by Design summer vacation stamp set! 
I really enjoyed making this little guy, and I hope that you all like it!

May God bless you all today and bless you in every way.   Thank you all for your wonderful support!
Big Crafty Hugs
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Altered Photo Albums

Hi Everyone!
Sorry that I have been MIA for such a long time, but I have been really sick. I am feeling a little better today and I wanted to share a few photo album that I created the other night.
I had a photo album box set just sitting on the shelf, never even opened it. So I thought that I would alter the albums and give them to someone who could use them.

it was really fun making these albums! The paper measures 6 by 12 which I glued down using zip dry paper glue. 
I just cut the circles from accent essentials. cut the colored scallops at 2 1/2 and the white circles are 2".

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to get post up more regular now that I am feeling a bit better. 

Big Crafty Hugs