Friday, February 25, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays-Tags,Bags,Boxes&More

Good Morning Bloggy Friends.

So happy you've joined us for another fun challenge at Flaunt It Fridays.  Our cut this week is from
Tags,Bags,Boxes & More cart.  We are using the Match 2 Box....

Here is my project...
The scalloped circle was cut with Gypsy Wanderings.
Embossed with Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls.
The butterfly was cut using Create A Critter.

I added the lit' dots on the butterfly with Acrylic paint for some dimension.
The flowers are Prima.
The sentiment is from Stampendous, Flutterfly Friends.

The cardstock for the box is from S.E.I.

This is just a perfect little gift box for any occasion. You can add candy, gift cards, mints, tea bags, anything really. This is my first match box and I was surprised as to how easy it was to make it.
I hope I have inspired you to give it a try if you've never made one.  I hope you all decide to join us for this fun challenge.  Please visit all of our amazing and talented DT members for more ideas and inspiration.  Thank you for coming by and for all of your sweet comments.

My Challenges:
Scrappy Moms-Create A Critter
Cooking with Cricut-Swirls & Twirls
Paper Cutz-Spring Colors
Really Reasonable Ribbon-Spring
Dizzy Lizzys Creations-Butterflies
Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hogs & Kisses

Hey my bloggy friends,
I hope you all are doing fine.
I have a shaped card that I made for a few challenges.
I cut the barnhouse with Create a Critter.
I used Sizzix Checkerboard & Cracked embossing folders.

The flowers are Prima with a brad.
I cut the hearts with Sweethearts and added Stickles.
I used Just Because Cards to cut out the lit' pig.

I used Just Because Cards & Cri-Kits pen to write out the
sentiment and to cut out the oval shape.

More than Favors-Farm theme
Jitterbuggin'-Shape card
Cricut Circle-Animal Challenge
Scrappy Moms-Create A Critter
Really Reasonable Ribbon-Spring

I will be back tomorrow with a new project for Flaunt It Fridays new Challenge.  Make sure you come back and join us for that!!

Have a good night everyone!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut #48-Emboss It!

Good Morning Friends.  I hope you all had a great weekend!!

Thank you for joining us this week for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.  This week the challenge is to use any kind of embossing.  Yay, I love embossing!!!

My lit' monster and "Monster" were cut with Mini Monsters Cart.
The patterned paper is from ProvoCraft Celebrations Stack.
The background embossing is from Sizzix, Baby Geo Textured Plate.

The embossing on him was done with Sizzix, Dots embossing folder.

The "Hugs" was cut with Smiley Cards Cart.
I used Acrylic Paint for the lit' dots for more dimension and pop.

Now this cute little card is a spinner card.  The little monster spins as he goes from one end of the card to the other.  I was really excited about it because it was the very first one I had ever tried to make.  If you want to see a tutorial on this, Techniques by Trish has a great one.  Just click HERE.

The other reason why I decided to make this fun monster spinner card is because I'm sending it to a sick little boy named Aidan.  8(

Aidan is a sweet lit' 2 year old who was recently diagnosed with T Cell Leukemia. On Wednesday, he had a port installed in his chest, spinal tap, bone marrow, and chemo in his spine. He did GREAT! This lil guy is such a trooper. His parents have accepted that their BABY has Leukemia.. NOT the easiest thing to accept, but their faith in God and their support system have kept them going. T-Cell Leukemia has a high cure rate although chemo will be continued for quite a while. Lil Aidan LOVES mail, like any 2 year old does. So.... if anyone else is interested in sending him a card and bringing some love and smiles to this lit' guy you can send them to:

c/o Tanya Stilwell
P.O. Box 143
Cecilia, KY 42724

I hope you all join us for this fun challenge and hop over to check out the amazing projects by our wonderful Design Team!!
Thank you everyone for coming by and lets keep lit Aidan in our prayers for a full recovery!!


Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hey there my bloggy friends.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

I was sitting at home reading some of the blogs out there and I suddenly got inspired to make a card and enter a couple of challenges.  This is what I came up with....
I used Paper Doll Dress Up for my lit cowgirl.
Her cute lit face is PKS Everyday Character Faces.
Added Stickles and some stitching to her outfit.

I cut out the "Yee-Haw" with Old West Cart.
The lit horse shoes were cut with Create A Critter.
Happy Birthday is by Inkadinkado.

Here are the Challenges:
Jitterbuggin'- Follow the sketch and use rickrack
Paper Cutz-Make a child's birthday card with a western theme
Scrapbookaholic Abby- Use Pink
***I also entered this card in a FaceBook challenge.  I would appreciate it if you could go HERE, like the fan page and then "like" my card. *** Thank you!!!

Thank you everyone for coming by.  I love reading all of your sweet comments!!
Have a great week everyone!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I have a WINNER!!

Good Morning Everyone.

I have a winner for the FCCB- Share the Love Crawl!!

The winner via Random. org is............#62!  You have won the Sweethearts Cricut Cart!!

Congratz Lori!!! I will be emailing you shortly!!

Have a great rest of the week everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Crafting with Cristina's Companion Challenge #17 Interactive Card

Good Morning Everyone.

Thank you for joining us this morning for another fun challenge at Crafting with Cristina.  For this week's Companion Challenge we are asked to make an Interactive Card.  Huh? as some of you are probably asking.  Well, I'm sure we have all seen them around.  Examples of Interactive cards are Spinner Cards, Accordion Cards, Shaker get the picture. Basically any card that moves!!!

I was really looking forward to this challenge because I have never made one.  I have to admit, I was a little nervous about it, but this was probably the best way to get me to make one. lol

I decided to make a suspension card.  If you would like to see a tutorial for this just click HERE.

The little tag with sentiment is computer generated.
So the little tag in the middle has two sides to it. 
The front side says, "Kiss Me"

and the back side says, "I'm Irish"

So when you open the card, it spins around. 
Super cute right?

Cut the 3 leaf clover with Paper Doll Dress Up cart
using my Imagine.
The little face is by PKS Happy Lashes.

This cute lit guy I cut out using my Imagine
 and the PDDU cart as well.
Whats a leprechaun without some bling right??
I hope you guys are inspired to give one of these Interactive cards a try.  Go on over to Crafting with Cristina for some more great cards and inspiration by our amazing Cristina and our Design Team!!
I hope you join us for this fun challenge.  Can't wait to see what you guys create.  Plus don't forget about the great prizes!! Get all the details at CWC!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day & Winners!

I want to wish everyone tons of love, smiles, friendships, and kindness all year round!! 
Thank you to all of my crafty and talented friends in the blogging world for making this such a fun experience!!

Now onto our winners!!

The winner of the You Say its your Birthday hop and the Happy Hauntings cart is....
Congratz Tammy!!

The winner of the Love at First Sight hop and the Old West cart is....
Congratz Alex!!

I will be emailing you ladies shortly.

Now you still have time to enter for the Sweethearts Giveaway by clicking HERE. 
I will draw a winner on Wednesday.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone and a great week!!

Elsa xoxo

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Let's Celebrate

Hey Everyone. I'm back tonight with a second post of the day. Our dinner plans got cancelled tonight, so whats the next best thing?  .......Scrapbooking of course!!
Anyways, here's a quick little card I made.
Simply Charmed Cart-cupcake
Just Because Cart-shaped card
Sizzix 3dots embossing folder
Pks Happy Lashes
TPC Studio Greetings Stamp Set

Throwback Thursday with Emma

Cooking with Cricut

Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday

Peachy Keen Stamps Tuesday Challenge

Thanks everyone for joining me. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!
Elsa xoxo

How You Doin'

Hey there my bloggy friends.  I hope you are all having a great weekend.

This morning I decided to make this cute lit tag for some challenges. I hadn't entered any challenges for a while and I was dying to get back into it. I've listed my challenges below, and as you can see I scored!! lol

Tags,Bags,Boxes & More-heart tag
Whimsy Stamps-Mr.Ladybug stamp
Celebrate Valentine from Micheals-Ribbon
40:31 Creations-Love stamp set
Recollections Pearl Stickers


MelJen's Challenge

Paper Cutz

Card Makin' Mamas

Stamp Something

Ooh La La

Our Creative Corner

Craft Your Passion

Crafty Creations

Simon Says

More Than Favors

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Elsa xoxo

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays-PaperDollDressUp Blog Hop

Happy Friday Everyone and Good Morning!!

Welcome to Flaunt It Fridays Paper Doll Dress Up Blog Hop!! So excited to have you all join us!!

If you have just hopped over from Lisa then you are in the right place.  
If you've just happened to come by and would like to join us from the beginning, then click HERE.

For this weeks challenge, we are to use the Raggedy Ann and/or Raggedy Andy cut found in the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. Now I must admit, I have had this cart Foreverrrrrrrrrrr and have never used it until now.  So I was really excited about this challenge!!
Here is my project...
I used my Imagine for this cut. I don't know about you, but
I find the imagine is so much faster and easier for cuts that have so many parts to it.
The sentiment is computer generated.
I used PKS Everyday Character Faces on her.

I have a ton of birthdays coming up so I'm sure I will be using this cute lit tag very soon.

For my second project I made this cute lit desk calendar...
Again, I used the Imagine for this lit guy and for the 3 leaf clovers.
The calendar and dates are also computer generated.
I used PKS Happy Lashes for this one. 
So after hopping I hope you have all been inspired to join us for this fun challenge!
I would love to see what cute projects you all make with these fun cuts.
Also, make sure you stop by all of the talented DT members and leave a comment on ALL of them to be eligible to win the Grand Prize on Janis' blog!!  The grand prize is the Wide Eyed Kids Assortment Stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps!! WooHoo. Would love those!!

Speaking of prizes....
I don't have any candy for you on this post but I do have 3 Cricut Cartridge giveaways going on right now!!! You can enter in all 3 and I will be choosing a winner next week.

Click HERE to enter.
Click HERE to enter.

Click HERE to enter.

Thank you everyone for coming by today and hopping with us.  I really do appreciate all of your sweet, sweet comments!
Have a fun, fun weekend!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

You Say Its Your Birthday

***If you are looking for the FCCB Share the Love Hop, click HERE***
***If you are looking for Love at First Sight Hop, click HERE***

Good Morning Everyone.

Let me start off by wishing the sweet and talented Ashley a very happy birthday!! She is just turning 11 years old and already has a very successful blog up.  You can visit her here and show her some birthday love!! Tons of birthday wishes and hugs out to you Miss ASHLEY!!!! 

Todays hop, You Say Its Your Birthday is inspired by the Beatles and their songs.  

You should have arrived from the sweet and talented Lisa.  If you've just arrived and would like to start from the beginning then click HERE.

I must say this was a bit of a challenge for me.  Obviously I know who they are, but I had never really stopped and listened to their music before.  I have to say this was a very nice learning experience.  I think I am definitely a fan now!!

My card for Ashley was inspired by the song "And I Love Her".
     I give her all my love
     That's all I do
     And if you saw my love
     You'd love her too
     I love her
     She gives me ev'rything
     and tenderly
     The kiss my lover brings
     She brings to me
     And I love her

So here is my card...
The cute digi is from Di's Digi Designs. The
sentiment is computer generated.

Perfect. Dont you think?? Hope you guys like it.  Make sure to stop by all of the talented ladies on the hop for some fun and great inspiration. Plus there will be prizes along the way as well.
Now what is a hop without some yummy candy??  I will be giving away...
All you have to do is:
1. Leave me a comment
2. Become a follower
For extra chances, you can:
3. Post my candy on your sidebar
and leave me a comment you did
4. Post my blinky on your blog and leave me 
a comment as well.
(US shipping addresses only)
I will pick a winner via on 2/14, Valentine's Day
So now, head on over to Glenda and see what she has in store for you!!

Have a great week everyone!!

FCCB #46-Share the Love Crawl

***If you are looking for Love at First Sight Hop, click HERE***

Welcome to Fantabulous Cricut's "Share the Love" Crawl!!  For those of you that are new to FCCB, a Crawl is their version of a blog hop.  

With Valentine's Day only a week away, everyone at FCCB has decided to Share the Love!  All of our super talented Design Team members have made some amazing and fun Valentine-themed projects that include the word "LOVE" somewhere on it. 

If you just crawled over from the sweet and talented Cathy, then you're in the right place.  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our FCCB Crawl, then click HERE to start at the beginning.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some amazing projects and fun ideas.  There will also be some yummy Candy along the way and a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Share the Love" project at FCCB!! WooHoo!! 

Ok, so for my project I made this super cute treat box.  If you would like to see a video tutorial on how to make it, you can visit the amazing Cricut Chick HERE.

I used Rock Princess to cut out the large heart.
I cut out the "Love" with my Robotz cart.
The decorative heart pins and the acetate heart are from

I cut out this sentiment with Designer's Calendar.
The flowers are a combo of Prima and Recollections.
I used Easy Stitches by Paper Pizzaz to make the stitching
around the square.

The letters "e" and "a" are chipboard letters I've had for some time now.
The "&" was cut with Sugar & Spice.
Cut the heart with Create A Critter.
The heart shaped brads are from Recollections.
Also used these cute lit' Alpha Beads from Darice.

This cute lit' bear I was super excited about. It was my first time using Paper Piecings!
I got him at My Scrap Chick.  Isn't he so cute??
I used HelloKittyGreetings to cut out the heart shaped balloons.
The sentiments are all free hand.

The treat box is made with a few 12x12 pieces of cardstock.
It is pretty durable and a good size.
I added about 5 different types of ribbon all different widths.

This will definitely make a super cute gift for someone.  I will probably
fill it up with some kind of candy. mmmmmm yummy.

Now it's your turn! Lets see what fantabulous Valentine-themed projects you come up with!! Don't forget to include the word "LOVE" somewhere on your project.

For your next stop, you will be crawling over to the fantastic Erin.  Head on over for some more amazing inspiration! When you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Share the Love Crawl post to be entered for the Grand Prize!!

Speaking of prize, I have some yummy candy for you!! In honor of Valentine's day, I will be giving away the Sweethearts Cartridge!!

All you need to do is:
1. Leave me a comment
(must have a US shipping address)
If you want extra chances, then:
3. Post my giveaway on your sidebar and leave me 2nd comment
4. Add my blinky to your blog and leave a 3rd comment

I will pick the winner on Wednesday, Feb 16th using
Good luck everyone and thank you so much for coming by!!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day Everyone!!