Friday, July 29, 2011

Cricut 360 - Challenge #5 - Transportation

Good morning crafty friends,

Happy Friday and welcome to another fabulous challenge over at Cricut 360! We would like to thank all of you who participate in our weekly challenges. We always love to see all your fabulous creations! Also, we have a lot of fun challenges coming up, so definitely keep checking back. This week’s challenge is to create a card or layout using a mode of transportation (Trains, Ships, Automobiles, Planes, etc.) I was super excited with this challenge and immediately knew what my project was going to be. I decided to make a birthday card for my boyfriend; his birthday is in 2 weeks. Since he loves vintage cars, I went with the Groovy Times Cartridge. I tried to keep it as simple as possible since it is a masculine card. I just love the way this card turned out and I can’t wait to give him the card! Here are the specifics:

Card Size 5 ½” x 5 ½”
Cartridges used: Groovy Times (Car & layers @ 2.95” and Mats @ 5.60” & 5.35”)
Solid Cardstock: Embossed Paper – Bazzill “Pistachio Nut” and all other are Recollections
Patterned Paper: Scraps
Sentiment: Computer - (outside of card) You’re not old - (inside of card) You’re a classic! Happy Birthday
Bling: My stash

This week's fabulous prize for one lucky winner will be a Basic Grey 6x6 Paper Pack "Ambrosia"

So get crafting and we look forward to seeing your creation! 
 Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Doodlecharm Christmas Card

Hello crafty friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today is July 25th, which means there is exactly 5 months left till Christmas! Although it may seem that there is still plenty of time left for crafty projects, with the other holidays that precede it…it will be here before you know it! I certainly want to have most of my crafting done as early as possible this year so I can really enjoy the holidays! With that said, I am in the process of deciding what my Christmas card design will be for this year for family & friends. Here is one of the possibilities and the items I used to put it together.

Card Size: 6" x 6"
Cartridges used: Doodlecharms (Santa @ 3.60") Elegant Edges (White Mat @ 4.60" & PP Mat @ 4.40")
Solid Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Purchased @ Target last year (Dollar Section)
Sentiment: Scarppy Mom's Stamps
Cuttlebug: Divine Swirls
Xyron Machine
Deco Art Glamour Dust
Martha Stewart Bakers Twine
Stickles - Stardust
7mm Googly Eyes
White Gel Pen
Button: My stash
Pop Dots

Thanks for stopping by :0)
Crafty Hugs,

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas in July Event - Day 6 - Wrap it, Tag it!

Good Morning Crafty Friends!!

I am back today with another holiday inspired project.  Thank goodness for events like this, it really has helped me get some holiday projects done well ahead of time.  Not to mention all the wonderful ideas & inspiration from all the fabulous guest designers who have participated.  Thanks again Giselle and Nadia for putting together this event!

For today's project I decided to go with a gift bag and a matching tag. I just LOVE to embellish gift bags, they are just so much fun to decorate! Since I live in Miami and we never get any snow here :0( I wanted my project to reflect what I would really love for the holidays...a White Christmas! I guess I will have to travel out of Florida to get my wish. But in the meantime I can enjoy all the snowmen & wintery effects through my project :0)  Hope you all like it!

Here are the details:
  • Kraft Gift Bag - 8" x 10 1/2" (Purchased @ Dollar Tree 2 for $1.00)
  • Cartridges used:
  • Winter Woodland (Snowmen & Layers @ 5.0" & 4.50"; Season's Greetings @ 2.30" with Shadow; and Tag @ 2.75")
  • Elegant Edges (Red Mat @ 9.25" & PP Mat @ 8.75"-used the Oblong Feature for both and used Gypsy to hide the scroll @ the bottom)
  • Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Papers
  • All Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart Holidays "Winter Wonderland" (purchased last Christmas @ Michael's)
  • Xyron Machine
  • Deco Art Glamour Dust
  • Deco Art Snow Writer
  • White & Red Gel Pens
  • Martha Stewart Bakers Twine
  • Martha Stewart-Snowflake Punch
  • Pop Dots
  • Bling
Hopefully we have achieved our goal and have been able to provide you with lots of fun projects for the upcoming holiday season!

Happy Holdays to all!!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Cricut 360 - Challenge #4 - The Great Outdoors

Good morning everyone,

It's Friday again and that means another fun challenge over at Cricut 360! So are you ready for this week’s challenge?! Our challenge this week is to create a card or layout with the "Great Outdoors" (Camping, Mountains, Or Farm) in mind and you can use any Cricut Cartridge for your project. So many of you are taking family vacations this time of year, why not get a jump start and do a layout for all those pictures you’ll be taking this summer. Perhaps, you need to work on having a few more of those last minute cards we always seem to need. What better challenge could there be than this one to get you all ready?! Still having a little trouble coming up with an idea? No problem, the Design Team and I have made some great projects and we would really love for you to come on over and check them out :0) I decided to go with a card this week and I really had a lot of fun making it. I really wanted to use my Create a Critter Cartridge. I just love this cartridge; there are so many cute little critters on here! So when I think of camping, I think of gathering by a fire and making s’mores….yumm!! So I came up with this cute little beaver roasting his marshmallow for a tasty and yummy s’more. Here are the details of my card:

Items Used
Cartridge Used: Create a Critter (Beaver, Fire logs, tree branch and flames)
Solid cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Recollections “The Great Outdoors”
Cuttlebug Folder: Forrest Branches
Martha Stewart: Baker’s Twine
Stickles: Orange Peel & Yellow
Tulip Puffy Paint (Used it on his marshmallow, and then used my heat gun to give it a melted look)
White Gel Pen
Sentiment-Computer Generated

So this week’s prize for one lucky winner is a super cute 6" Cricut Plush
Isn't he just the cutest?!

Please hop on over to Cricut 360 and check out all the other projects for more inspiration and please give this challenge a try. We would love to see what you come up with. 

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Christmas in July - Day 3 - Home Decor

Hi everyone,
Welcome back for another fun filled day of Christmas inspiration! Today is Day 3 and it's Home Decor Day. You won't want to miss out on any of the designers, so make sure to head on over to Giselle's Blog to see all the Christmas craftiness! For today's home decor project, I wanted to make a framed wall hangining.  I decided to use a 12x12 frame that I have had since last year and yet never put to use. 

Here is a list of supplies I used:
12 x 12 Frame
Background Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
Accent Pattern Papers: My Mind's Eye
Solid Cardstock: Recollections
Carts used: Winter Frolic (Branch with Birdhouse & Layers; Phrase w/shadow; and Oranments) Create a Critter (Strand of lights)
Xyron Machine
Diamond Dust
White Gel

Hope you are all enjoying all the Christmas projects so far :0)


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July Event Day 2 - Treats & Favors

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back for Day 2 in the Christmas in July Event hosted by Giselle and Nadia.  Today is Treats & Favors Day and my project is a glass treat jar that I altered a bit to hold chocolate covered cadies or should I say Rudolph's Spare Noses :0)

Here are the specifics of my project.

  • Small Glass Jar w/Lid (Michael's - used a 40% coupon and it came out to $2.00)
  • Cartridge Used: Doodlecharms (Reindeer @ 3.00") & Elegant Edges (Lid Decoration @ 3.50")
  • Solid Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Green & Classic Red)
  • Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Christmas Kaleidiscope)
  • Fiskars Border Punch (Threading Water)
  • Glue Dots
  • Xyron Machine
  • Martha StewartGlitter: Garnet
  • Wobble Action Spring
  • White & Red Gel Pens
  • Red Rhinestones
  • Christmas Ribbon (My stash)
  • Chalks
  • Poem - From internet
I cut a 2 1/2" strip of 12 x 12 solid cardstock paper and used my border punch. Next I cut my pattern paper @ 1 3/4" from a 12 x 12 piece of paper and adhered it to my solid cardstock. I then used Glue Dots to adhere my paper to the glass and it worked perfectly. That way the glass jar can be re-used without ruining the glass jar. I used my Doodlecharms Cartridge for the image of Rudolph and used an Action Wobble...I just love the way it turned out. I found the poem online and printed it out on plain white cardstock and used a Red Gel Pen to stich around the edge. I then decorated the top of my lid and filled it with Red Colored Chocolate Candies. Ready for gift giving :0)


Friday, July 15, 2011

Cricut 360 - Challenge #3 - For Parents

Happy Friday Everyone! Are you all ready for another great challenge at Cricut 360 this week? Thanks so much for stopping by last week at Cricut 360 and playing along, we hope you had fun. Parents Day is July 24th so this week's challenge is to make a card, a layout or something crafty for them or as a tribute to them and you can use ANY cartridge.

I chose to make a layout as a tribute to them as they have both passed.  I have been wanting to catch up on my scrapbooking and thought this challenge would help do that.  I kept my layout & the colors kind of simple because I really wanted the photo to be the main focal point. Here are the items I used:
  • Carts used: Elegant Edges (Mats & Tag), Straight from the Nest (Scrolled Heart & Flourishes), and Sweethearts (Love)
  • Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper - "Rocky Road" (Embossed) & French Vanilla and Recollections "Gold"
  • Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers "Grandma's Kitchen"
  • Ribbon: Michael's (Christmas Ribbon)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - "Tea Dye"
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Prima Flowers - Tea Roses Snow
So now it's your turn, head over to Cricut 360 and show off your project for Parents Day!  While you're there don't forget to become a follower and become a fan on Facebook.  Want to see what the giveaway is this week...take a look:

One lucky winner will win this awesome 6 x 6 paper pack from Echo Park.  So get crafty and show us your projects, we can't wait to see them!!

Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Candy Winner & Reminders!!

Good Morning everyone,

It's time to post the winner of my blog candy from the Pinkalicious Blog Hop! What a fantastic hop it was, there were so many stunning projects! Thank you all so much for hopping along and leaving such sweet comments!  Welcome to all my new followers, I'm ecstatic and honored to have you following my blog! I look forward to visiting all of you as well :0)

Okay so the winner of the hop is, drum roll please….

#20 - shutterbuggin said...

Love the card! super cute

I will be emailing you shortly to notify you and get your address.

On another note, don’t forget that tomorrow there will be a new challenge posted on Cricut 360, if you haven’t stopped by yet…you are really missing out on some fun challenges. Stop by and play along with us :0)

Also, starting this Monday July the 18th and running through Sunday July 24th I will be participating in a Christmas in July Event hosted by the very talented Giselle. Stop by and check out her blog.  She has put together a fantastic 6 day event to get you all ready for the upcoming holiday season! Everyday there will be a different type of project. You won’t want to miss all the holiday fun and inspiration from so many crafty & talented ladies!! It is truly an honor for me to have been included in this group, thanks Giselle :0)

Here is a complete list of the dates and projects:

• Christmas Cards – Monday July 18th
• Treats & Favors – Tuesday July 19th
• Home D├ęcor – Wednesday July 20th
• Planners & Shopping Lists – Thursday July 21st
• Handmade Gifts – Friday July 22nd
• Wrap it, Tag it! – Saturday July 23rd
• Advent Calendar – Sunday July 24th

Again, there will be something for everyone and plenty of blog candy to help you get started on all those holiday projects!!

Crafty Hugs,


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Blog and thank you for joining us for the Pinkalicious Blog Hop! This hop is being hosted by the birthday girl herself the very talented Melissa. Happy Birthday Melissa!! We hope to inspire all of you with our crafty creations! You should be arriving from Teresa's Blog.  If you happen to stumble upon my blog and would like to play along. Please start at Melissa's Blog.  So, the birthday girl really loves pink and that is what you'll being seeing today...lots and lots of pink craftiness :0)  I really love pink too and so I decided to combine it with black & white for my project. I just love the way all 3 colors look together.  Here are the details of my card:

Carts Used:
Elegant Edges (Welded 2 shadow cuts with my Gypsy @ 5.0" and then cut layers @ 4.75" & 4.50")
Gypsy Wanderings (High heel & shadow cut @ 2.50")
Other Items used:
Solid Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: GCD Studios - "Cosette Collection - Swirls & Curves
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Punches: Circle @ 1.5" & 2.0"; Scalloped Circle @ 2.0" and Mini Flower Punch
Satin Ribbon: Michael's
Sentiment: Used Computer
Bling: My Stash

So what's a blog hop without a little candy :0)

I have put together a little bag of goodies for one lucky person.

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 Monday-July 11th by

Easy peasy..right :0)

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

Here is a complete list of the stops, in case you get lost along the way :0) – Melissa - Giselle – Krystal – Nadia - Kerry – Yolanda - Kristi - Sylvia - Kari – Teresa – Diana <~~~~~YOU ARE HERE - Phyllis <~~~~~~~NEXT STOP - Heather – Alma - Micia - Kathy – Sandra - Anita - Amy – Linda – Kassidy - Jessica – Jess

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cricut 360 - Challenge #2 - Thank You Card

Good morning everyone,

Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far! Today is Friday and you know what that means.....time for another fun weekly challenge over at Cricut 360!  Everyone over at Cricut 360 including myself would like to thank all of you who joined us last week and played along on our very first challenge. All of the entries were AMAZING!! Again, we are so thankful that so many of you have become followers and have helped us in spreading the word about our challenge blog at Cricut 360. Okay, so are you ready for this week’s challenge?! This week’s challenge is to create a “Thank You” card and your card base must be a circle. So here is my “Thank You” card to all of you who have joined us and here is the list of items I used to create it.

• Cartridges used: Smiley Cards (Circle Card Base & Circle Mat); Elegant Edges (Patterned Paper Mat); and Preserves (Strawberries)
• Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
• Solid Cardstock: Bazzill & Recollections
• Patterned Paper: Imaginisce "Twitterpated/Critter Chatter"
• Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick
• Sentiment: Used my computer
• Satin Ribbon: Michael’s
• Pearl Embellishment: My stash
• Chalks
• White Gel Pen

Okay, so now it’s your turn. Create a "Thank You" card using your Cricut and don’t forget to make you card base round. This week's prize is an Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad "Splash".  I just LOVE Echo Park Paper!! One lucky winner will be chosen by and will win this awesome prize! 

We are all looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations!

Thanks for stopping by :0)

Crafty Hugs,

Friday, July 1, 2011

Cricut 360 - Challenge #1 Invitation

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Friday to you all! The day has finally arrived!! Today is the official launch of Cricut 360 and I am super excited!! As a proud Design Team member, I invite you to join us for all the fun :0) Our very first challenge is called “Invitation” and it is a way for all of us here to invite you in following our blog and joining us every week for new challenges. We also invite you to stop by each Design Team member’s blog; there is so much diverse inspiration out there. You will be amazed by all their talent. Also, spread the word and invite others to join in on our crafty fun. So, here is what I used for my invitation to you all.

* Cartridge Used: "Pack your Bags" Welded 2 shadow images and cut image & layers @5.50"
* All Solid cardstock: Recollections
* Patterned Paper: DCWV Citrus Mat Stack
* Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - "Forest Branches" Used on Coconut (horizontally) & orange (vertically)
* Xyron Machine (For cherry)
* Martha Stewart Glitter "Garnet"
* Stickles - Cinnamon & Orange Peel
* Chalks
* White Gel Pen

Okay, so now it’s your turn. Create and show us an invitation to any type of event (BBQ, Baby Shower, House Warming, etc.) and you can use any cartridge you want. Make sure you to link up your creation over at Cricut 360 Blog.  I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!!

Crafty Hugs,