Monday, June 27, 2011

Let's Celebrate USA

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Tonight I have a quick post on a card that I will be entering in a few challenges.  It has been a while since I have participated in a challenge and I have really missed it!  So, I thought what a perfect time it would be to do one.  While I was surfing around my favorite blogs, I noticed that a few of the challenge blogs had a similar theme this week.  So, I will be entering this card for the followings challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #66 Use Red, White & Blue
Birthday Sundaes - Challenge #15 Stars & Stripes Birthday
Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #12 Let's get Patriotic (Use Bling, Brads or Buttons)
Scrapbookaholicbyabby Challenge #8 Use Red, White & Blue

Stop by their blogs and join in on the fun! 

Also, don't forget that starting this Friday July 1st there will be an awesome new challenge blog starting.  Cricut 360 will have weekly challenges every Friday and I am super excited to be part of their wonderful Design Team.  Stop on by and become a follower, you won't want to miss out on any of the crafty fun :0)

My Card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and the materials I used are as follows:
*Carts Used: A Child's Year @ 3.00"
*Solid cardstock: Bazzill and Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Love their papers...always so cute)
*Cuttlebug & Star Embossing Folder
*EK Success Punch: Decorative Tag
*Sentiment: TPC Studios-Everyday Greetings
*Red Ink Pad
*Baker's Twine
*Jeweled Stars - Bought these last year @ Jo Ann's
*Stickles: Diamond

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!

Hi Everyone,

I received the "Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award" from Pam last weekend. Thank you so, so very much Pam for passing this awesome award on to me and I do apologize for the delay! Please stop by and visit Pam's Blog.

The rules for the award are:
1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2) To accept this award, tell 7 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies

7 Random Facts About Me
1. I am an only child.
2. My blog name is in honor of my mother, Daisy…I miss you mom :0(
3. I love being creative (crafting, cooking or decorating…I love it all)
4. I love shopping for new crafting stuff (paper, cartridges, embellishments, etc)
5. My favorite holiday is Christmas, however, Thanksgiving & Halloween are not too far behind!
6. I love surfing different blogs to see what my crafty bloggy friends are creating :0)
7. I hope one day to have a room just for my crafting!

Here are the awesome 8 that I have chosen for the
"Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award"

1. Sylvia of
2. Georgiana of
3.Giselle of
4. Gloria of
5. Anita of
6. Sherrie of
7. Angie of
8. Valerie of

Now pass this sweet award on to 8 of your awesome blog buddies!

Check back a little later on today, I will be posting a new project :0)


Friday, June 24, 2011

Cricut 360 - Blog Candy!!

Good morning crafty friends and Happy Friday :0)

Today, I have some super exciting news! We are just 1 week away from the official launch of the new challenge blog Cricut 360º! Yes, only one week away and we can’t wait!! So to get the party started, the Cricut 360º Design Team and I are inviting you all to stop on over for a chance to win some awesome blog candy! There is a great cartridge up for grabs to one lucky winner! The cartridge up for grabs is Create a Critter. Now, I believe this to be a must have cartridge and it is definitely one of my top 5 favorites! So, here is what you need to do in order to have a chance at winning this awesome cartridge.

Please hop over to Cricut 360 and do the following:

1. Become a follower.
2. Subscribe by e-mail.
3. Leave a comment.
4. Post about Cricut360 on your blogs and link that post with in-links so we can see it.
5. Grab our blinkie and post it as a gadget on your blog.
6. Join our Facebook Group.

7. Follow the designers. (Optional, but we would really appreciate it) 

We will use to pick the winner and it will be announced next Thursday June 30th. So definitely come back and check to see if you are the lucky winner. Again, don’t forget to mark your calendars for next Friday July 1st as the official launch date. We will be posting our first challenge and the design team and I are eagerly waiting to show you all our creations! Let the fun begin :0)


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Winner of the Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all having a fantastic week! Thank you so very much to everyone who hopped along with us for the Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop. I am extremely thrilled and grateful to have so many wonderful followers :0) Sorry that I was a day late in posting the winner but I was having difficulty with posting on Blogger yesterday.  So without further ado, the winner of the Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop is.......

#30 - mom2fivekiddos said...

Love the cupcake! It is so cute!

Congratulations Kristin!! I will be notifying you shortly so that I can get your goodies mailed out to you soon.

Wishing you all a great evening and I will be back tomorrow with a new post and some exciting news :0)

Crafty Hugs,


Monday, June 20, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Blog and thank you for joining the Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop! Hosted by the birthday girl herself the very talented and sweet Sylvia.  Happy Birthday Sylvia!! We hope to inspire all of you with our Sweet Creations! If you happen to stumble upon my blog and would like to play along. Please start at Sylvia's

For today's blog hop I decided to go with an Easel card.  I have wanted to try my hand at making an Easel Card for a long time and so glad I did :0)  I thought it would be difficult but I sure was wrong.  I found a great tutorial on it click here Splitcoast Stampers.  They really have alot of great tutorials at this website.  My card is a 5x5 size easel card and here are the materials I used:
  • Cart used: Straight from the Nest - Cupcake & Layers @ 3.00"
  • Solid Cardstock: Recollections
  • Patterned Paper: Recollections - "Pink Gingham" & "Sweet Treats"
  • Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes  
  • Sentiment - TPC Studios - Everyday Greetings
  • Pigment Inks: Colorbox - Pink & Black
  • Embossing Powder - A La Mode Sparkle Embossing Powder
  • Martha Stewart - Lace Border Punch
  • Stickles - Star Dust
  • Ranger Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
  • Ribbon: Michael's
  • Buttons - My stash
  • Baker's Twine
  • White Gel Pen
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencil - Red
  • Chalk
  • Pop Dots
I really loved the way this little cutie turned out and hope you all like it as much as I do. You will definitely be seeing more easel cards in the future. 

So what's a blog hop without a little candy :0)
I have put together a little bag of goodies for one lucky person. 
  1. Colorbok - 16 Cardstock Stickers "Sweet"
  2. Colorbok - 8 Paper Accent Photo Mats "Sweet"
  3. Colorbok - 10 Rub-ons "Sweet"
  4. American Crafts - Pink w/cupcakes Grossgrain Ribbon
  5. G Studio Rubber Stamp "Sparkle & Shine"
  6. G Studio Rubber Stamp "Sending Congrats your way"
All you need to do to win is:
  1. Become a follower, if you aren't already.
  2. Post a comment
  3. Please make sure to leave a way to contact you
The winner will be chosen on Wednesday-June 22nd by
Easy peasy..right :0)

Well, thanks for visiting my blog and your next stop is the super talented Anita

Have a Sweet Day!

Here is a list of Participants, in case you get lost along the way:
Sandy S.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day Card

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  Just wanted to do another quick post and this time it's a Father's Day card.  I made this for my fiance's dad, who is a sweetheart of a man :0)  I really hope he likes it as much as me and my fiance do.  I really loved the way it turned out for so simple and quick it was to make.  Sometimes I can spend an hour or more on a card and still not be happy with it and I have to go back to the drawing board..go! This card took me 20 minutes and probably half of that time was trying to figure out what papers I wanted to use. I picked out my pattern paper first and then went with those colors for the rest of my card.  I  am pretty much addicted to my Gypsy and so I use it for all my projects including this one.  Here are the specifics:

Carts used:
  •  Elegant Edges (card base @ 5.50" welded 2 shadow shapes; olive green mat @ 5.25" hid the butterfly on it..gypsy to the rescue! and pattern paper mat @ 5.0" again hid the butterfly)
  • Celebrate with Flourish : #1 Dad and all layers @ 3.50"
Other Supplies:
  • Solid cardstock: Bazzill Papers (Dk. Blue-"Handsome") & (Green-"Mint Chip") and Recollections (Craft & Lt. Blue)
  • Patterned Paper: My Stash
  • Hemp Cord
  • Button: My Stash
  • White Gel Pen
  • Pop Dots
That's it, super easy and quick to put together :0)

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!! 


Monday, June 13, 2011

Made it Myself Mondays - Link Up Party

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend! Just a quick post today to remind you all to visit Alex over at her blog. Every Monday she hosts a link up party for us to show off our craftiness. Let her know how much we all appreciate her kindness in doing so. In case you don't have her info, here is a link that will directly take you to her website So here are the party rules and they are copied directly from her website:

1. Link any crafty project NEW or OLD.
2. Link UP to 3 projects.
3. Place the party BUTTON on your post.
4. VISIT and comment on 2 blogs.
5. Comment HERE with contact info in case you WIN the GIVEAWAY!

Don't miss out on the fun!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

Hi crafty friends,

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Today, I wanted to share a masculine birthday card that I made for one of my best friends.  While I enjoyed making the card, I did struggle a bit at first with an idea. Masculine cards are a little difficult for me. But hey....I figured that I could sure use the practice. So, I started by picking a patterned paper through my stash that had masculine colors. I came across this one that had been so generously given to me by my cousin from one of her paper stacks. Which by the way, she has now become my papercrafting buddy!!  I really created a "monster"  We are constantly trading papers back & forth to each other, we are like little kids....but we love it :0) Anyway, rambling on  I picked out this paper and then started to get ideas from it. Since the paper had party hats on it, I decided to go with that type of image as my cut.  I used the Celebrations cartridge for the party hat.  I knew I also wanted to make a shaped card, so I decided to use a cut from Elegnt Edges cartridge.  I really love this cart! I used my Gypsy to weld the two shadow cuts together for my card base.  Overall, I like the way the card turned out, however, I know I sure need more practice when it comes to masculine cards.  So here is the complete list of the materials I used...
  • Cartridges used: Elegant Edges (card base @ 5", layer @ 4.75") & Celebrations (Party Hat & Layers @ 4")
  • Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper "Handsome", "French Vanilla" and  Two Scoops "Mint Chip" which comes embossed.
  • Patterned paper: Paper Stash
  • Sentiment: Michael's Dollar Section
  • Embossing power: Stampendous "Jeweled Gold"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: "Tea Dye" lightly around edges of party hat
  • Gold Gel Pen
  • Gold Rhinestone: Michael's Dollar Section
  • Pop Dots
Thanks for stopping by :0)


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Teacher Thank You Card

Hi crafty friends,

I made this card for my best friend who is a teacher. She needed a thank you card to give to the Principal of the school where she works. So I came up with this little card, hope you all like it.

Cartridges used: Gypsy Wanderings (Card base @ 5.60" welded together, Layers @ 5.35" Red Mat & 5.10" Patterned Paper) Create a Critter (Worm @ 3.25" & Apple @ 3.25"), Everyday Paper Dolls (Glasses @  4.90")
Solid cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Idea
Peachy Keen Stamps: Everyday Faces
Sentiment: TPC Studio “Everyday Greetings”
Stickles: Christmas Red, Green, Cinnamon, Black & Diamond
Gel Pens: White
Bling- My stash

Thanks so much for stopping by :0)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Hello Everyone,

Happy Wednesday to all of you! I have super exciting news to share, as some of you may already know…I made the Design Team for the new weekly challenge blog Cricut 360 Challenge Blog ...Woo-hoo!! I am thrilled at the opportunity to be working alongside so many wonderful & talented crafters. I know it will be a lot of fun and I’m eager to start :0) The official launch of the blog’s weekly challenges is on Friday July 1st. There will be a new weekly challenge every Friday plus, there will be other crafty related topics throughout the week. So make sure you spread the word and mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun!! Don’t forget to become a follower too! I would also like to welcome all my new followers and I promise I will be visiting your blogs soon, if I haven’t already done so :0) Thank you to all of you who comment on my projects and please know that you make my day!

Much crafty love,