Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Favorite Projects of 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR Pictures, Images and Photos

Hello my crafty friends!  Wow, I cannot believe this year has come and gone!  I have had such a blast crafting and creating this year and especially sharing it with all of you!! Thank you to all of my faithful visitors who never fail to leave me super sweet comments and encourage me to keep posting and creating.  I have been very lucky to have made many really good friends in the bloggy world and will cherish your friendships always!! 

Here are my favorite projects of 2011:

Here is to wishing each and everyone of you Peace, Love, and tons of crafty Mojo in the new year!!  I look forward to another fun year with all of you!  Be safe everyone and Happy Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Crafty Sprouts DT Friday

Good morning my Crafty Friends! Thank you for coming by today and joining us for another DT Friday at Crafty Sprouts.  Our current challenge is to use this picture as inspiration for your project:

Here is my project...

I decided to go with the blue snowflake down in the bottom right corner of the picture.
The snowman is from the Christmas Cheer cart and the snowflake is from Disney Pooh and Friends.
The super cute sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts-Have a Cool Yule stamp set.  The background paper is from DCWV Winter Wonder Stack.  I also used the following PKS stamps for the cute lit' faces: Snow Cutie Face Assortment and Happy Lashes Assortment.

You still have time to enter this fun challenge!! Head on over to Crafty Sprouts to enter your project and for more ideas and inspirations!!
PKS-Use your PKS stamps
The Paper Variety-Anything Goes
My Craft Spot-Christmas Shaped Cards
Celebrate the Occasion-Christmas,No Red

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CricutCircleChallenge & a Winner!

Good morning everyone.  I wanted to share a couple of ornaments that I made today.

I used a clear ornament and added Sparkle N Sprinkle-Rapture Blue glitter.
Cut out the name using Pooh Font and Robotz cricut cart.
The snowflakes I cut with Joys of the Season cart.
I added Stickles to the name and snowflakes.

This one I made for my baby nephew.  This will be his first Christmas, so you can believe he is going to be spoiled rotten!! 

The stocking I cut with Christmas Cheer cricut cart.
I added stickles to the stocking and snowflakes as well.
The ribbon I got from Micheals.

This is the back of the ornament.  

This one here I made for my son, Derek.  The other two boys made ornaments at school so I decided to make Derek one as well.  
Thank you all for coming by.  I hope you liked them!!  I will also be entering these in the
 Cricut Circle Challenge-make an ornament.
and FCCB-use Ribbon challenge.

Before you go, I need to announce the winner of the Twilight Candle from Crafty Sprouts Blog Hop last week (so sorry I'm late)!
The candle goes to .......

Congratz Carol E.!!! Please email me your info so i can get this out to you!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Crafty Sprouts-Photo Op

Good morning everyone! Are you all ready for the weekend?? I am.  My son has a baseball tournament this weekend and we are excited for that. Hopefully they will play well!!

So today we have a new challenge over at Crafty Sprouts.  You are to create a project using this picture as your inspiration:

Now you can use the whole picture or bits and pieces such as colors, images, themes, etc.  Here is my project (I chose the red, green, and white):

This week we are also being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, so if you like my cute lit' teddy, head on over to grab him!! Also, the awesome sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts-Have a Cool Yule stamp set:

Remember to check out Crafty Sprouts for more inspiration, ideas and to link your awesome projects!! I can't wait to see what you all make!! 
MelJen's-Use Green
ScrappyMoms-TTC Christmas

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crafty Sprouts Sale Hop

Hello to all my crafty friends! I'm so glad you have joined us for the Crafty Sprouts Sale Hop!! How exciting is it that Erika has decided to do a Holiday Sale for all of her awesome and loyal Crafty Sprout Lovers!! If you have been wanting to get a set, now is the time!! All stamp sets are on sale for $12.50 and it includes shipping.  Don't wait any longer.  Get your sets now for yourself and/or for your crafty friends!!  The best part about buying Crafty Sprouts stamps (besides their amazing sentiments and quality) is that you are helping to support a small business and a fellow crafter! So yes, you are pretty fabulous for helping out!!
Ok, so you should have just hopped over from the super sweet Carley.  If not, or you just happened to come across here and would like to start from the beginning, then head on over to Erika for the beginning.
So for this hop, each of the DT members have made a special something to give to you!! Nothing could be anymore special than a gift that is handmade.  We have cards, tags, ornaments, candles, and so much more just for you!!  All you have to do to enter to win some of these fabulous gifts is to leave a comment on each of the posts and a lucky winner will be picked!!

So for my project, I decided to make this candle featuring two of my favorite people......
Edward and Bella!!
For a tutorial on how to add a digital image to a candle, click here.
If you would like this SVG, then click here.

I also used Crafty Sprouts-Fanpire Stamp Set:

I hope you love it!! One lucky commenter will get this candle as a gift!! The winner will be announced on Monday 12/12/11.  Ok, so your next stop is the super talented Gloria.  

Thank you all for hopping with us today and don't forget to order your Crafty Sprouts Stamps today!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Happy Birthday Card

Hello everyone.  Wow, this weekend is just about over.  I can't believe how fast it went by.  I hope everyone had a great one!!  I really wanted to put my Christmas tree up this weekend, but we were so busy with the boys' sports that we just never got a chance.  Hopefully tomorrow (but I did manage to sneak this card in....hehehe).

PKS 289 Mitsy Sue and Colby Cheer up Set
PKS 757 Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Face Assortment
Martha Stewart Tag Punch
Hero Arts: Days to Celebrate Stamp set
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Large Deckled Rectangles
The Twinery
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Card Makin'Mamas-Sentiments
Simon Says-Anything Goes

Thank you all for coming by.  I hope you all have a great week!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

CraftySprouts DT Friday

Good morning my crafty friends.  Welcome to another Crafty Sprouts Design Team Day.  The challenge going on right now is to make a tag...Any tag.   You can use a tag on a project or by itself.  Here is mine.....

The cute lit' snowman is from Sizzix-embossing folder.  The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart and of course the sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts-Have a Cool Yule stamp set. The cardstock is DCWV- The Winter Wonder Stack. Don't forget to link up your project for a chance to win her "Smile On" stamp set!! 

Oh yeah! Doing the happy dance.  You have until Dec. 8 to link up!! Good luck everyone!!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sale! Sale! Sale!

Good morning my crafty friends.  I wanted to let you all know that Crafty Sprouts is having a sale on all of her stamp sets this week!!!

All of her stamp sets are on sale for $12.50 each with free shipping!! Doesn't get better than that! So if you have been dying to get her stamps, make sure you go on over to her shop and get yours before they are all gone!!!

Plus, don't forget to enter the challenge this week-Tag It!! 

Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Calendar Blog Hop Winner!!

Happy Monday everyone.  I hope everyone's week has started off to a great start!
I have the winner from the Calendar Blog Hop this weekend.  A huge thank you to all of you that took the time to leave me a comment.  I really appreciate them and love, love to read them all.  Ok, so now onto the winner of the Crafty Sprouts-Let's Go Blog Hopping stamp set is.......(drum roll please).......

Congratz Monica!!! I will get these out to you asap!!!

I hope you all have a great week!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

800 Follower Winner!

**For the Calendar Blog Hop and giveaway, click here.**

Good morning everyone!! I am so happy to announce I have reached my goal of 800 followers today and I am so excited!! Thank you to all of you who leave such sweet comments all the time and take the time to come by.  I really appreciate all of your kind words!!  I hope that I can keep inspiring all of you with my projects.  Ok, so now on to the winner of the Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails cart.......

Congratz Vicki!! Please email me your info so I can get the cart out to you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Calendar Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to our Calendar Blog Hop hosted by the super sweet Zeni.  You should have just arrived from the talented Liz.  If not, and you would like to start the hop from the beginning, then just click here.  Ok, so now onto my project...

CardStock: DCWV The Christmas Cardstock Stack and Cloud 9 Harvest Holiday 2.
Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Used Robotz Cricut cart to cut "days til.
Used Christmas Cheer to cut Christmas.
Used Designer's Calendar to cut numbers.

I decided to make this advent Calendar for my boys.  Now that Thanksgiving is over, they know that Christmas is next and they have started to ask "how many days til Christmas?" over and over and over 8/  So, what better than to put this up in their room and they will know exactly how many days til the big day!!  I hope you all have enjoyed my project.  Your next stop is the sweet Jessica.  
Now, before you go, what is a blog hop without some yummy candy.  I am giving away this fun, fun stamp set from Crafty Sprouts-Let's Go Blog Hopping:

Super cute right?? Ok, so if you want a chance to win, just follow these easy rules:
1. You must be a follower
2. Leave me a comment
For an extra chance:
3. Add my blog button to your blog and let me know you did
4. Post about it, post on your sidebar or put it on Facebook and let me know about it.
I will pick a winner on Monday, 11/28.
Easy, peasy!!

For my 800 Follower giveaway, click here.

Thank you all for coming by! Have a wonderful weekend!!