Friday, May 27, 2011

Cricut 360 - New Challenge Blog - Design Team Call

Hello all my crafty friends,

Hope you all have had a great week. Today, I want to share with all of you a card I made for another Design Team Call I am entering. I was very excited when I came across a new challenge blog and discovered that they were having a Design Team Call. I decided to give it a try and submit a project. So the challenge was to create a card or layout using the color Lime Green and any type of bug you wanted. I decided to go with a 5 x 7 size card as my submission, so here are the details.

*Cartridges used: Create a critter (Worm & Layers @ 3.25”) & Paper Dolls for Everyday (Grass @ 1.55”)
*Solid Cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: DCWV (Assorted Splats) Bought @ JoAnn’s
*Martha Stewart Punch: Lace Border
*Fiskars: Mini Flower Punch (I love this little punch!)
*EK Success: Corner Punch
*Sentiment: TPC Studios “Greetings”
*Embossing Powder: A La Mode “Sparkle”
*Stamping Ink: Pink (American Crafts)
*Recollections: Rhinestone Embellishments
*Ribbon: Michael’s
*Black Gel Pen (For eyelashes)
*Pop Dots

Good luck to all of you who are entering this Design Team Call and I will let you all know if I make it. Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

Until next time,


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cricut-tastic Award!

First, I'd like to send a big apology to Patty at And Lisa at They were both so generous in awarding me the Cricut-tastic Award. Yet, I have been a bit of a slacker to getting around to this. The month of May has just been crazy for me!! So I do apologize ladies :0) It's always a wonderful feeling to open up your email and find that someone took the time out of their busy schedule to acknowledge your work! I am truly grateful and humbled by their generosity. If you have not checked out their blogs, you really should because you are missing out! Both ladies are truly fantastic!!

So, here are the rules for this award:
Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends.
Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs.
You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.
So here goes...
1) I purchased my Cricut Expression in the Fall of 2009 on Ebay, after seeing countless infomercials on late night t.v.
2) After my Cricut Expression arrived it sat in my closet un-opened for 3 months!! Can you believe that?!
3) I received my Gypsy as a gift from my boyfriend about 9 months ago and I never leave home without it!!
4) I am constantly updating my Cricut Cartridge Library :0)

I'd like to share this award with the following great bloggers…they truly are great in their own unique way!

Valerie of
Sylvia of
Kimberly of
Tiffany of
Georgiana of
Debbie of
Gina of
Jen of
Joann of
Lynda of

Congrats to all!



Monday, May 23, 2011

Made it Myself Mondays

Hi Everyone,
Hope you all had a great weekend!  I am doing a quick post today and it is for the Link Up Party that Alex over at has generously started.  I just love her blog and in case you have not visited her, you DEFINITELY should!  This is week #2 and I am posting her Party Rules here and they are directly from her blog:

1. Link up ANYTHING CREATIVE that you made yourself. Did you sew? garden? paint? create home decor? make jewelry, use vinyl? color? quilt? papercraft? knit? crochet? bake? cook? WHATEVER !

2. Include the party "button" somewhere on your post and invite others to join the fun and SHOW OFF their crafty stuff TOO!
3. Promise to visit and comment on at least two other blogs. Scouts honor, ok :) This way everyone gets some cud-dos for their crafty genius. You may even discover a new blog you've never see before!

4. Each time you post a new project (limit 3 per Monday) you'll be entered to WIN my bi-weekly GIVEAWAY! That's up to 6 chances to WIN every other week!
5. Leave a comment HERE to say HELLO!

So lets show Alex how much we truly appreciate her allowing us to link up to her website. Stop by her website and show her some love for being so sweet.  You never know, you might just discover a new favorite blog or designer. Plus, you might just get some new followers as well.

Crafty Hugs,

Friday, May 20, 2011

Design Team Call - Crafting with Cristina

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are all having a great Friday evening! I wanted to share with all of you a card that I made specifically for a Design Team Call over on Cristina's Blog While visiting her blog last weekend, I saw that she was having a Design Team Call.  Needless to say, I was super excited!! I have never been on a Design Team but have always wanted to be on one ever since I discovered they existed!  What a great opportunity it would be to work along so many other crafty individuals and get to share your own crafty creations with others as well. Just a few weeks ago I was in 2 blog hops and I must say I was hooked! So I know making a special project for a challenge blog as a Design Team Member on a weekly or bi-weekly basis would be totally awesome!  Gee, did I just give away that I'm a child of the 80'  Well, here is my card.  I decided to make a Birthday card because seems you never have one ready whenever you need one.  Plus, I have a few birthdays coming up soon so I figured it will definitely get used.  I just got the Elegant Edges Cartridge a few weeks ago and I knew I had to use it for this card.  So here are the specifics:

*Elegant Edges Cartridge: My cardbase is @ 5.65" (I used my Gypsy to weld together). I used the "Frame Feature" and cut the frame @ 5.00".  I really love this feature, so many ideas are coming to mind already!
*Gypsy Wanderings: Sentiment @2.85" (used the shadow feature) and Flowers cut @ 1.50" & 1.00" (used the hide feature on my Gypsy)
*Solid Cardstock: Card base (Bazzill -French Vanilla) & Recollections (Yellow & Pink)
*Patterned Paper: Doodlebug
*Pearl Embellishments: Recollections
*White Gel Pen

I really liked the way it turned out, hope you all like it too :0)  Wish me luck and I will keep you updated.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Whimsical Birthday Card

Good morning paper lovers,

Hope you are all having a wonderful week! Today’s post is just a quick simple card I made over the weekend. I have a lot of birthday’s coming up in the next few months and decided that I better get a jump on it. So, you probably will be seeing lots of different birthday related cards. Of course, there will be the occasional challenge project here & there. Plus, there are a few home d├ęcor projects I am thinking of doing. So definitely check back :0) Now, onto today’s card. I wanted to make a cute whimsical type birthday card. Nothing says cute & whimsical more than a cut from Simply Charmed and Peachy Keen Stamps! I really love this cartridge and I really can’t say enough about these stamps…just fabulous!
The card size is a 6 x 6 and here are the specifics:

*Cartridge Used: Simply Charmed (I hid the face with my Gypsy so I could use the Peachy Keen Face Stamps)
*Solid cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Doodlebug
*Cuttlebug (not sure folder name)
*Peachy Keen Stamps: Everyday Faces
*Stickles: Star Dust
*Ribbon: Michael’s Dollar Section
*Punches: Scallop & Circle
*Sentiment: TPC Studio “Greetings”
*Ink Stamps: Black & Pink
*White Gel Pen

Well, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day :0)

Crafty Hugs,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cupcakes & Butterflies - Birthday Party

Hi everyone,
I hope you aIl had a great week and are having a wonderful far :0) I have been trying to get these pics posted for the past few days but Blogger has been having some problems so it has taken me awhile.  I have been wanting to share with all of you the pictures of some of the projects I did for my cousin's birthday party. The theme for her party started out as "cupcakes" but then somehow "butterflies" were added in at the last minute.  But overall, it came together nicely and the birthday girl was very happy.

So this first pic is of her invitations that I made for her. We had so much fun assembling the invitations together.

Here are the specifics of the invitations:

*Cartridge used: Sweet Treats (welded the shadow feature with my Gypsy to make card base)
*Solid Cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Recollections "Pink Plaid"
*Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Divine Swirls
*Xyron Machine
*Martha Stewart Glitter: Tourmaline
*Stickles: Star Dust
*Ribbon: Michael's
*White Gel Pen

Next up is the banner I made for her,

Here are the specifics of the banner:

*Cartridges used: Birthday Bash (Letters & Scalloped Circles) Plantin Schoolbook: (Circles) and Create a Critter (Butterflies)
*Solid cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Recollections
*Ribbon: Michael's
*Mini Flower Punch - Accents on butterflies
*Stickles: Waterfall
*White Gel Pen

Here is a picture of the Dessert/Cake Table

There were so many yummy treats!! She had mini-cupcakes and the frame that you see on the table held the menu of the different flovored cupcakes. She also had chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered pretzels, and chocolate covered oreo's.  Along with the candies and the mini orange-pineapple upside down cakes, she had her birthday cake that resembled a cupcake.  Everything was soooooo good!!! 

Well I hope you all enjoyed my post and I am working on some new projects at the moment.  Hopefully, I can get them posted tomorrow.  Till then :0)

Crafty Hugs,

Monday, May 9, 2011

And the winners are......

Hello everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the blog hops!! I certainly enjoyed participating in them.  I had never been lucky enough to participate in one and then I was invited to participate in 2 and in the same weekend...what fun!! Thank you to Jenny and Sylvia for including me in their hops, they are truly amazing crafters and it was an honor to join in on their fun.  I would also like to welcome all my new followers and promise to visit you all very soon. So onto the good stuff, the winners for my blog hops were picked by and they are:

Jenny's 3-OH Blog Hop Winner is:
#15-Robin of

Robin said...

Such a cute card! That butterfly is adorable.

Disney Blog Hop winner is:
#14-Crystal of

Crystal said...

This is cute!! I love the Title banner. I don't have a gypsy so I am super excited for the craft room to open up. I am a follower.

Congratulations ladies!! If you would email me your addresses, I will get these items out to you both this week.  Again, I would like to thank the hostesses of the hops, along with all the participants and hoppers.  Can't wait to do another hop :0)

Much crafty love to all,


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Disney Blog Hop!!

Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us for the Disney Blog Hop!  I just LOVE anything & everything Disney! So I am super excited to be participating with so many other talented ladies on this hop :0)  You should have arrived here from Nicole's blog over at

If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Silvia's blog at You don't want to miss any of the fabulous projects we have to share with all of you today. Since today is National Scrapbooking Day, I decided to make a layout. So here is my layout and all the details:

*Cartridges Used: Mickey & Friends (Mickey & Minnie), Mickey Font (Mickey Ears w/Letters) and Baby Steps (Heart) I used my Gypsy to weld all the Mickey Ears & the heart together
*Soild Cardstock: Bazzill (Real Red) and Recollections (Black)
*Patterned Paper: From my stash - Can't remember where I bought this...sorry :0(
*Xyron Machine
*Martha Stewart Glitter: Garnet
*Bling: EK Success Disney "Mickey Heads"
*Ribbon: Michael's
*Buttons: Michael's Dollar Section
*White Gel Pen

So what is a blog hop without some blog candy?? But since this is a Disney Blog Hop, we need some Disney Blog Candy ;0)  One lucky person will win a Mickey & Friends 8x8 Page Kit from EK Success. This page kit includes 6 sheets of patterned paper, 2 sheets of dimensional stickers, 1 page of decorative borders and 1 page of decorative elements for journaling. So, in order to win this kit all you need to do is 1) become a follower (If you aren't already) and 2) leave me a comment with your email so I can contact you if you are the winner.  That's it...easy peasy! I will use to pick a winner on Monday May 9th.  Good luck to all and thanks for hopping along with us today.

Here is a list of all the participants, in case you get lost
Sandy S-
Julie K-
Melanie=  NEXT STOP

Have a Magical Disney Day!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Jenny's Big 3-Oh Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Jen's Blog over at If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Jenny's blog at You don't want to miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share. For today's blog hop, I decided to make a card. So here is my card, the card size is a 5x7 and here are all the details:

*Cartridges used: "Create a Critter" (Butterfly & Layers @ 3.40") & "Carousel" (Banner @ 1.60")
*Solid Cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Spring Paisley)
*Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Paisley
*Xyron Machine
*Glitter: "Deco Art" - Glamour Dust
*Sentiment: TPC Studio "Greetings"
*White Ink
*Embossing Powder: A La Mode - Sparkle
*Fiskars - Mini Flower Punch
*Bling: Michael's Dollar Section
*White Gel Pen
*Pop Dots

So what's a blog hop without a little blog candy?  One lucky person will receive the following:

*K & Company: "Confetti" Mat Stack
*K & Company: "Confetti" Dimensional Stickers
*Studio 112 - Adhesive Gems

To win, all you have to do is become a follower (if you aren't already) and leave me a comment...easy peasy! I will choose a winner on Monday May 9th using  Please make sure to leave your email so that I can contact you.

Thank you so much for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop! Your next stop is Kristen over at

In case you get lost, here is a complete list of the hop:


Kristen  NEXT STOP

Have a wonderful birthday Jenny!!

Much crafty love,