Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet Birthday Surprise

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Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share with you a little surprise I got in the mail today....

Norma from PinkBlingCrafter sent this for my Birthday! Isn't she the sweetest!!!
Thank you Norma so much!  You are such a good
friend and I can't tell you what a sweet surprise this was.  Smiling from ear to ear!!

Norma is also a Stampin'Up demonstrator, so if you need any supplies go by and check her out!!

Thank you for joining me.
Make sure you mark your calendars for these
upcoming blog hops...

Also, Christina from Crafting with Cristina is having a Ustream class TONIGHT 
at 4pm Eastern/7pm Pacific time!!
She is making a Valentines l.o. using Simply Charmed cart. She has a list of supplies on her website.
Hope you guys can make it!

Flaunt It Fridays-Paper Pups

Good morning to all of my bloggy friends and happy Friday!!

Thank you for joining us for another Flaunt it Fridays Challenge!  This week the cut we are using is from Paper Pups and it is the Border Feature Dog and Cat on pg 104.
I don't own this cart so for my card I used Sweethearts and chose similar cuts.

Hope you guys like it.  Make sure to head on over to FIF and check out all of the DT's amazing projects!
I can't wait to see your projects as well!!

  • Sweethearts Cart
  • Love Stamp Set by 40:31 Creations
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
  • Create a Critter Cart (heart)
  • Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces Stamps
My Challenges:
ScrappyMoms-Terrific Tuesday
SEI Challenge with Abby
Have a Wonderful Weekend Everyone!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Hey Everyone,

I wanted to say Thank You to everyone for all of your sweet birthday wishes!! You guys are awesome and I'm thankful for everyone of you!!!

So onto my Birthday GiveAway.....
The winner of the Happy Hauntings cart is
Congratz Elaine!!! Thank you for being such a loyal follower! 
Please email me your info.

Also, please join me for some fun blog hops that are coming up!!
I promise to have some more yummy giveaways, so mark your calendars!!

365 Days of Cricut

Cricut Love

Fantabulous Cricut

Flaunt It Fridays

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut #44-Neglected Carts

***If you are looking for my Birthday GiveAway, click HERE! There's still time to enter!!***

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Thank you for joining us today for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.  This week the challenge is to use a cartridge that you have forgotten all about.  To use a cartridge that you haven't used in over 6 months.

Well, this was not very hard for me at all.  If you are like me, you probably buy stuff all the time and don't have the time to use everything.  I bought the Sweet Treats cart over 6 months ago, and until now had never even opened it!! I's pretty sad.  So I decided to make a birthday card for my mom who turned 59 on the 20th.  Happy Birthday Mom!! Hope you like it...

The card, the sentiment and the 59 were all cut with Sweet Treats.
I used Sizzix Baby Daisy Texturz for the embossing.
I added stickles for the flames (maybe I should have used red?)

The flower is a mix of Prima and Recollections. 

What a great challenge to make you pull out those poor forgotten carts! Also, don't forget to head on over to FCCB to check out all of the fun projects from our amazing and talented designers.  Can't wait to see what you create!

Challenges I will be entering:
My Pink Stamper: It's my birthday
Paper Cutz: Any theme

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Crafting with Cristina's Companion Challenge #15 Color Challenge

***If you are looking for my Birthday GiveAway, click HERE! You still have time to enter!***

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you for joining us again this week for another Companion Challenge hosted by the sweet and talented Cristina of Crafting with Cristina.

For this week's challenge, you are to make any project you choose but only use the colors black, white, and grey.  I made this card for a friend's daughter who is going to be turning 18.  Wow, I wish I could be 18 again!! lol
Here's my take....
All of the paper I used is DCWV.
I used Robotz cart to cut out the 18. 
The cute flower is from Prima.
I used Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls for the embossing. 
The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.
The lit' stars were cut with Create A Critter cart and also
added some bling to them.
So what do you guys think? Are you up for the challenge??  Great. So head on over to Cristina's to check out the other DT members projects for some more ideas and inspiration and link up your projects there too.  The prize for the January winner is April Showers Cricut Cart!! The winner will be announced live during Cristina's Ustream Class on Jan.28th at 10pm EST.  WooHoo, Can't wait!!

Thanks for coming by.  Hope to see you soon!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dave's 40th Birthday!!

***If you are looking for my Birthday GiveAway, click HERE!***

Happy Friday Again Everyone!
This is my second post for the day, so make sure you scroll down to find my Flaunt It Fridays post!

Our friend Dave is celebrating his 40th birthday tomorrow and I made this card for him. I also noticed I could enter it in several challenges....Nice!! I love when that happens!! lol. Enjoy guys!!
This cute digi is from JustInkLined. I hadn't used digi's or copics in a while so it was fun making this.
The Happy Birthday stamp is from TPC Studios and the You Old dog is computer generated.
I used Christmas Cards to cut out the card and added just a little bit of Baker's twine.  I also used my Baby Geo Sizzix Texturz to do the embossing. I was trying really hard to hold back on the embellishing because it is for a 40 year old man. Have to keep it "manly".

So here are the challenges:
Crafty Creations - New Beginnings. Well I think hitting 40 is a new beginning (or new decade!)
MelJens Designs-Shaped card
Kaboodle Doodles - Use a digi
Claudia & Company - Use a shaped card
Craft Your Passion - Tie Something
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Use your favorite anything. My favorite tool would be my      
                                                 Cricut Expression!
Stamp Something
Ok that's enough challenges for now!! lol

Thanks for coming by everyone. I truly enjoy reading all of your sweet, sweet comments!!

Flaunt It Fridays!

***If you are looking for my Birthday GiveAway, click HERE!***

TGIF Everyone!!!

Thank you for joining us for another Flaunt It Fridays Challenge!  This week the cut we are using is from Mini Monsters cart and it is the Skull on page 65.  Now you are to make anything as long as its NOT a Halloween theme!! Yeah, the girls at FIF don't want to make it that easy! lol

I made this Valentine's Card for my hubby.  Now I will admit it is a little on the dark, creepy, kind of stalker side, but I think it's very cute! My husband got a kick out of it and agreed it is totally US!! lol

The card was cut with Christmas Cards Cart.
The hearts are from DoodleCharms.
The frame in the middle is StretchYourImagination.

The tags are cut with Tags,Bags,Boxes & More
Both sentiments are cut with Robotz.

So what do you guys think? Do I need a little help in the mental dept??
Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you head on over to FIF to see what fun projects all the other DT members created just for you.  And most importantly show us how you Flaunt it by submitting your projects there too!! 

My Challenges:

Have a super Weekend Everyone!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!

***If you're looking for my Birthday GiveAway, click HERE!***

Hey Everyone,
Thanks for joining me today.

I wanted to share a card I made today for a few challenges.
Cardstock is from DCWV.
I used Baby Geo Texturz from Sizzix for the embossing.
The ribbon is from Craft Essentials.
The sentiment is from TPC Studio Greetings.

I cut out my cute lit' guy using EveryDayPaperDolls.
I used my PKS stamps for his lit' face.
Added a little Stickles to his collar and hat.
I hope you guys liked it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Birthday GiveAway!!

Good Morning Everyone!!

I have decided to do a GiveAway for my Birthday which is on January 27th!!  I wanted to celebrate my special day with all of my friends and followers.  I am so grateful to have gotten to know so many of you and for the great friendships I have made so far!!  So, I will be giving away a Happy Hauntings Cart!!

To enter all you need to do is 
1. Be a Follower
2. Leave me a comment and tell me what you would like for your birthday this year.
3. Post a picture of my Birthday Candy on your sidebar and/or post about it
I will pick a winner on my Birthday using
(U.S. Shipping Addresses only please)

I guess I should have mentioned earlier what my amazing present is.  I actually got it a few weeks ago because HSN was having a special on the Cricut Imagine!! Yep, my hubby bought me the Imagine!! Woo Hoo!! I'm so grateful to my wonderful hubby that supports me with this crazy obsession and that will spoil me too!!

Thanks Everyone for helping me Celebrate!!
Hugs to all of my Bloggy Friends!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Good Morning Everyone!!
I have a couple of Winners to announce this morning.

The Winner of The Designer's Calendar Cart  from Dia de Reyes Blog Hop is..........

The Winner of the Simply Charmed Cart from Flaunt it Fridays Hello Kitty Hop is.........

 WooHoo!! I will be emailing you shortly!!

Have a great day Everyone!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut #42 Winter Warmies

Hey friends, 

So happy that you've joined me today. For this weeks challenge at Fantabulous Cricut, you are  
to use some type of winter clothing or accessory on your project.
For my project, I made a layout.  Layouts are my first love! This is what I started out making and then went onto cards and crafts.  My other love are digital layouts. Most recently, I have combined the two to make a hybrid layout.  I feel like I get the best of both worlds by using the digital technique and then adding the traditional technique of scrapping!!

First, I start off by printing my pictures on my 12x12 photo paper with the background colors/pattern
that I want to use.  The program that I like to use, which is super easy is ArcSoft Print Creations.  As you can see it is very plain with no titles or embellishments.

Then comes the fun part.  I get to embellish it and dress it up just like any traditional
scrapbook layout.  It really is super easy to do.  I really like that I can do more with my pictures this way by cropping, resizing and using different types of borders.

I cut the him using Simply Charmed.  
Also used PKS stamp (Happy Lashes), blue stickles and white gel pen.

I cut the mittens with Simply Charmed as well.
The letters were cut with Disney Pooh Font.

This is such a fun technique.  If anyone wants to know more let me know!

I hope you will join us for FCCB's challenge this week. 
Don't forget there is also a winner every week, so make sure you enter your project. 

Challenges I will submit this to:

Good Luck Everyone!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thank You 4 Lov'n Me

***For Flaunt It Fridays Hello Kitty Blog Hop, click HERE.***
***For Dia de Reyes Blog Hop, click HERE.***

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you guys are all having a great weekend so far.  It is actually 1am right now.  I got started on this card and before I knew it, it is super late. I'm planning on going to Micheal's early in the morning to try and get some $9.99 Cricut Carts so I should be going to bed soon.  By the way, wish me luck tomorrow! I hope its not too bad!

I made this card for a few challenges.  So happy to see all the new 2011 challenges posted this week.
I cut my cute lit' pup with SweetHearts cart.
The scalloped circles were cut with Gypsy Wanderings.
The ribbon is Celebrate It from Micheal's.
It's hard to see, but the bg paper is embossed with
Sizzix hearts folder.
Cut the bone out with Create A Critter.
The stamped sentiment is by Heidi Grace.
The sentiment in the bone, I wrote with gel pens
and Disney Pooh Font & Calligraphy Coll. Carts.
I also used my PKS stamps for his face.

PKS LFIF Challenge
Music Mondays

Thank you for coming by today. Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Blog has Attitude!!

***For the Flaunt it Fridays Hello Kitty Blog Hop***
***Dia De Reyes Blog Hop, please scroll down.***

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to share with you what I received from the sweet and super talented Norma at Pink Bling Crafter.  I just wanted to say Thank you Norma so much for thinking of me!! You are such a good friend!
Everyone, please show her some love by stopping by and saying hi.  Also, if anyone needs any scrapbooking supplies, she is a STAMPIN' UP DEMONSTRATOR so make sure you hit her up for all of your scrapbooking needs!!

To qualify for the $5.00 Digi's 'With Attitude!' Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that makes you different from everyone else, then nominate 5 blogs and let those 5 blogs know you've nominated them. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi's with Attitude!

3 things that make me different:
1. I am such a perfectionist!! Sometimes the easiest project will take longer because I just won't settle for   ok.
2. I was crazy enough to go on the show WIPEOUT!! My kids love that show and kept asking me to go, so I did!! Fun and certainly very challenging, but so worth it.  My time in the first round was 5min2sec.
3. If I could go back 15 years, I would have taken up boxing, wrestling, and martial arts.  I would love to be able to fight in a UFC match!!!

The 5 blogs that I nominate are:

 Congratz! Ladies, you all deserve it!! Thanks again Norma!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Flaunt It Friday's Hello Kitty Blog Hop

**If you are looking for Dia de Reyes Blog Hop, then Click HERE.**

WooHoo, Happy Friday Everyone!!

Welcome to the 
Flaunt It Friday's Hello Kitty Blog Hop.
If you just hopped over from the super talented Laurel, then you're in the right place.
If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play from the beginning of the hop, then click HERE to go straight over to Flaunt It Friday's.

I can't tell you how excited and honored I am to be joining the Flaunt It Friday's Design Team and to be joining them today for this fun and inspiring blog hop.  All of these talented and amazing ladies have made some amazing projects for you.  For this week's challenge we were asked to flaunt the Hello Kitty with Airplane on page 65 from the Hello Kitty Greetings cart. 

For my project, I made a picture frame for my niece who is also my goddaughter! Since I have 3 boys, I rarely get a chance to make girlie things, so I can't tell you how much fun it was to dig into all the pink and purple!!  So here is my 1st project.....

The background paper is from Heidi Grace Designs.
The cute lit' flowers are from PaperTrayInk.
Isn't my goddaughter the cutest?? 
I just love her!!!

I cut out the name using the Robotz cart. I just love this font.
The butterfly I cut using my MarvyUchida punch.
The purple butterly and pink flowers are rub-ons.

And of course I cut out my cute plane and HelloKitty using the
HelloKitty Greetings cart!!  Isn't she cute?
The little swirly thing on the end and the stars are also rub-ons.
I also added some stickles to her bow for a little more glitz.

Now for our second project, we got to choose any cut from the Hello Kitty Greetings cart and I chose to make these cute little binder clips.  

Aren't these just adorable?  Perfect for Valentine's too!!
I'm going to give these to my younger boys' teachers with a card and some 
candy for their Valentine's Celebration at school.

This cut is HK9 and can be found on page 49.

This cut is HK10 and can be found on page 50.
So these were my first two projects as a Flaunt It Friday's Girl!  I hope you guys liked them and have been inspired as well.

Now for some GiveAways!!
If you want to be entered for the Grand Prize, you must leave a comment on everyone's blog.  The hop will run all weekend long, so you have plenty of time to visit everyone, find some great ideas and leave a comment.  

Now, speaking of prizes........I have some yummy blog candy for you too!  I will be giving away the 
Simply Charmed Cricut Cart. WooHoo!!

 I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning, January 11th.
To enter, you must:
1. Leave me a comment
2. Be a Follower
3. US shipping addresses only (I apologize for this)
4. One entry per person

Thank you everyone for taking the time to hop with us for the
  Flaunt It Friday's Hello Kitty Blog Hop!!!
We are super excited to see how you "Flaunt" your Hello Kitty this week at Flaunt It Fridays.
Your next stop is Saundra.

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!