Monday, December 31, 2012

FCCB Cricut Crawl-Get Organzed

Good morning everyone!

Happy New Years Eve :0)  Today over at
Fantabulous Cricut we are having a "Get Organized" blog hop!! It's the perfect time to try and organize our hectic lives as we begin a brand new year!! I don't know about you all but I am constantly making to do lists. I try so hard to keep organized but sometimes I have a few lists going at once.  I always write my to do lists on post it notes and scraps of paper.  The problem...they end up everywhere and I can never find them when I need them!!   So, I decided to alter a little composition notebook for me to write my lists and general notes that I may need. This way they're all together in in one place, and easy to find when I need them!

I am so happy the way this little notebook turned out and it really wasn't all that time consuming either...which I love!!  Here are all the details of my altered project :0)

Cartridges Used
Smiley Cards
Simply Charmed

Other items used
Mini Compostion Notebook (purchased at Michael's for .50 cents!!)
Patterned Paper (The Paper Studio-All Seasons II)
Solid Cardstock - My Scraps
Double Sided Adhesive Tape (Recollections-Permanent 1/2 inch)
Peachy Keen Stamps - The Cornies Assortment
Ribbon - (Celebrate it-Brown Satin)
White Gel Pen
Copic Marker - B05

Okay, so now it's your turn!! Join us this week over at Fantabulous Cricut for our Cricut Crawl and show us your project for keeping organized this year!!  We can't wait to see all the crafty goodness!!

Here's how the Crawl will work:

1. The crawl will begin at FCCB. Participants will visit each Design Team member's blog to view their FANTABULOUS projects. Participants may follow the provided links at each blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always return to FCCB to follow the links to our Design Team members’ blogs.
2. There will be prizes along the way at some of the Design Team blogs, so be sure to check out the goodies up for grabs! *You must meet the Design Team members' stated criteria to be eligible for the individual prizes. Please see each DT member's blog for details and directions.*

3. There will also be one GRAND PRIZE at FCCB!! That prize will be awarded to a participant that meets the challenge criteria and posts a link to their project below, drawn randomly by Just like every other Challenge Me Monday.

Here's the Line Up:
Missy -
Tammy -
Connie -
Jamie -
Brianna -
Arin -
Cicily -
Cyndy -
Diana - (You are here)
Nikki - (Next stop)
Susie -
Janea -
Thanks again for joining us today and have a safe and Happy New Year everyone!!
Crafty Hugs,

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

Hi Everyone! This is Diana from Daisylove Creations and I am so honored to be a guest designer for Jaded Blossom! This is one of my most favorite stamp companies and they have been celebrating their 1st birthday the whole month of December!  Happy Birthday Jaded Blossom!! There have been so many fabulous projects every single day, you are sure to find many great ideas and lots of inspiration.  I know I have :0)
So for my project I decided to do a little New Year's Eve Party Favor Box to help you celebrate the new year! 

This little party box includes 3 Champagne Party Poppers, which I covered with patterned paper. It also includes a little bag of confetti, along with a party blow horn.  All the essentials needed to ring in the New Year!! 
Here are all the supplies I used:
Patterned Paper - American Crafts "Merrymint"
Foil Paper - Recollections
Create a Critter Cartridge
Adhesive Clear Gems
Well, I hope you all have enjoyed my post today as a Guest Designer for Jaded Blossom.
Thanks again Michelle and Candace for allowing me to join in on the celebration of your 1st Birthday Celebration!!
Happy (almost) New Year everyone!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Heavenly Christmas Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Heavenly Christmas Blog Hop!! It's hard to beleive that Christmas is only just 3 days away! If you're like me and have left a few projects for the last minute.  Well, then don't worry because you're in luck!  We have a  fabulous group of ladies on this hop, you are sure to find plenty of inspiration for those last minute projects :0)  If you just arrived from Melanie's Blog then you are definitely on the right on track.  If you just stopped by for a visit and want to join in on all the fun, start over at Lisa's Blog.  We would love to have you play along with us ;0)

For my project today, I decided to make some gift tags.  I just love Gingerbread Men! Since that is my Christmas theme this year, I thought it would just be perfect! 

Here are the details for these cute little tags.....

Cartridges Used
Elegant Edges
Just Because Cards

Other items used
Solid Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper - Recollections (purchased last year)
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes Assortment
Jaded Blossom - Flag Die 2
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom "Winter Penguin"
Memento Inks - Tuxedo Black and Cocoa Brown
Martha Stewart Baker's Twine
Liquid Pearls - Ruby Red
White Gen Pen

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my project for today's hop.  Up next is Miranda's Blog.  But wait!! Before you hop on over I have a little Christmas Blog Candy!!
One lucky winner will win the following goodies.....

Here's what you'll get ;0) 
1. Fiskars - Tis the Season Stamp Set (28 Clear Stamps)
2. Sizzix - Snowman #2 Die Cut
3. Stickles - Star Dust
4. American Crafts Premium Ribbon

All you need to do to win is:
1.Become a follower of my blog, if you aren't already.
2.Leave me a comment
3.Make sure to leave a way to contact you.
The winner for my blog candy will be chosen on Wednesday-December 26th by

Thanks for joining us today and may you have a very Merry Christmas!! 

Here is the complete lineup, just in case you get lost along the way :0)
Ashley -
Haidee -
Mandie -
Pam -
Elecia -
Christine -
Vanessa -
Anita -
Melissa -
Melanie -
Diana -
Miranda -

Monday, December 17, 2012

FCCB Challenge #142- Shaped Card

Good morning crafty friends!

It's Monday and you know what that means :0)  Time for another fabulous challenge over at FCCBThis weeks challenge is to make a shaped card.  I just LOVE making shaped cards, there are just so many possibilities!!  So with Christmas right around the corner, I decided to make this card as a gift card holder as well. I will post photos of the inside once I finish that up tonight.  I am a bit behind on my holiday crafting, it has been very crazy for me lately!!   Anyway, here are all the details...

Cartridges Used
Create a Critter 2

Other items used
Solid Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye "Merry"
Stickles - Stardust
Stamp - Ditto (Purchased at Michael's)
Well, I hope you all have enjoyed my card today.  So stop on over and join us this week over at FCCB.  Don't forget your project must have a Cricut cut included :0)
Crafty Hugs, 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cookies Make Everything Better Blog Hop!!

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to our yummy cookie hop today! Cookies make everything better...don't they?  This time of the year we're making our favorites!! If you just happened to stop by my blog today and would like to play along, please start over at Lisa's Blog.  You wouldn't want to miss out on any of the yummy goodness that's in store!!  If you just arrived from  Dena's Blog, then you are definitely on the right track. 
For my project I decided to make an invitiation for a Cookie Exhange Party!  These parties are so much fun!!  You always leave with such a great assortment of cookie recipes perfect for the holidays.  And let's not forget lots of yummy cookies too for sampling!!  Here are all the details of my project, plus scroll past my project for the yummy cookie recipe :0)
Cartridges used
Jolly Holidays
Other items used
Solid cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Recollections "Sugar Plums"
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners
TH Distress Ink - "Tea Dye"
Memento Ink - Black Tuxedo
Martha Stewart - Red and Brown Baker's Twine
Red Adhesive Gems - my stash
Stickles - Stardust
Red colored pencil
Hope you all liked my project and now onto a yummy cookie recipe that was given to me by a co-worker of mine a few years back.  I just love CHOCOLATE!! And if it has pecans, even better!! 
Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies
Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
Place butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted, about 1 minute.
Add both sugars to melted butter and stir until combined. Add salt, vanilla, and eggs, stirring until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, and baking powder until just combined and a soft dough forms. Fold in chocolate and pecans.
Scoop dough in desired cookie size onto lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies. Leave room between cookies for some spreading.
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake cookies until golden around the edges but a little soft in the center. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the cookies. Smaller cookies (2-inch diameter) bake for 13-15 minutes. Larger cookies may require up to 18 minutes.
Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for a few minutes. Then, transfer from baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 48 2-inch cookies.
These cookies are supper yummy, you should definitely give them a try!! 
Thanks for stopping by today,  up next is Janet's Blog
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete blog hop lineup.

Monday, December 3, 2012

FCCB Challenge #140 - Snowmen or Snowflakes

Good morning crafty friends,
Welcome to another weekly challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!  This week’s fun challenge is to create a project with either Snowmen or Snowflakes.  With the holidays quickly approaching, what a great way to incorporate them into one of your projects and have fun with us over at FCCB too!!

So for my project this week I made a card for my fiancĂ©.  I think it turned out super cute, just love his cute little face!! Here are all the details of my card.
Card size is 5 ½ x 5 ½
Cartridges used
Winter Frolic - Snowman
Christmas Cheer - Banner
Other items used
Solid Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Echo Park "Winter Park"
Hero Arts - Stunning Snowflakes Stamp
Colobox - Frost White
Embossing Powder - Recollections "Snow"
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes Assortment

Scrappy Mom's Stamps -  "Winter Wishes"

Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black

Stickles - Stardust

TH Distress Ink - "Tumbled Glass"

Well I hope you have enjoyed my card for this week's challenge.  We would love to see what you create, so please stop on over FCCB this week and join in on the fun!!

Crafty Hugs,

Sunday, December 2, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 11/24 -12/5 - Day 9

Hi everyone and welcome to the 12 days of Christmas Blog Hop!! Today is day # 9 and we have some very talented crafters for you today.  If you just arrived from Heather's Blog you are in the right place.  If you just happend to stop by for a visit, play along with us and start over at Lisa's Blog.  We have alot of fun holiday projects in store for you.

For my project today, I decided to make a card.  You can never have too many holiday cards on hand.  I recently discovered how much fun paper piecing can be, so I decided to make another one.  Here are all the details....

Card size is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Items used
Solid Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - My stash
Peachy Keen Stamps - "Skatin By"
Copic Markers - B02, YR 04, and R20
Martha Stewart - Nordic Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart - Adhesive Gems
Memento Ink - "Black Tuxedo
Stickles -  "Stardust"
Silver Gel Pen
Well, I hope you have enjoyed my super simple card.  If you haven't tried paper piecing, definitely try it really is a lot of fun!! 
Up next is the super talented Ashley, I can't wait to see what fun project she has created. Don't forget that Lisa has some amazing sponsers for this 12 day hop!!  Check out today's giveaway over at her blog.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Crafty Hugs,

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Home Decor Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Christmas Home Decor Hop! I am so happy you have stopped by today!  You should have just come from Lisa's Blog.  If you just happened to stop by for a vist and would like to join in on the fun, please start over Shannon's Blog.  We have alot of creative talent on this hop and you wouldn't want to miss any of the fun! 

So for my project I decided to make some wall decorations for the holidays.  The ideas for this are endless and it's a great way to really personalize your home, especially if you are decorating with a particular theme.  I made these for my cousin who wanted to go with a Winter Wonderland theme this year.  Her colors are White, Creme, Silver & Gold.  Here are the complete details for my project.


Cartridges used
Winter Woodland

Other items used
Artist's Loft 8 x10 Canvas Value Pack (2) - Purchased at Michael's
Martha Stewart Gliiter Paint - Antique Silver
Solid cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Recollections "Tan Gingham"
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Copic Marker - E30 "Bisque" (used around the edges of my die cuts)
Adhesive Gems - My stash
Stickles - Diamond & Icicle

Well, I hope you all liked my project :0)  Up next is Pat's Blog 

Thanks so much for joining us today!

Here is the complete lineup so you dont miss any stops.
Shannon -
Tonya -
Pam -
Esther -
Lisa -
Diana -
Pat -
Shelly Lynn -