Saturday, February 26, 2011

And the winner is....

Okay, time to announce the winner of my magazine give away contest. Are you all exicited? I know I am. And the winner is, as chosen by

Patty, AKA Creative Diva! Congratulations Patty. I hope you enjoy them! Please email me your address to

Monday, February 21, 2011

Flower cards and my first Give Away!

This week I made a bunch of these cute flower cards. Some of my co-workers have been asking me to make cards for them and I though this would be a good all purpose card.

I used American Craft background paper (I love the stitched look), and Prima Flowers. The buttons came from the dollar bins at Michaels.

Of course I didn't have enough of one kind of flower to make them all the same. I bought several colors of Prima flowers and I just had to make due with what I have! (Smile)

I think that they came out pretty good. I saw a card with a picture frame on Every Day Cricut and I thought I would try the look.

And now for the part that your really looking forward to. I am giving away these 5 magazines. Yes I said 5, and yes, you do see a copy of the 1st issue of Cricut Magazine in this photo.

Just so you know I got all of these free at CHA and they are full of great ideas. I looked through them for you just to make sure! So how do you win? First you need to be a follower. (Please, I'm asking nicely, and I would appreciate it!) Second, tell your friends about this give away! I don't care how, facebook, twitter, chat room, email, blog, even give them a call. Third (this is the last step, I promise) leave a comment on this blog post. You have until next Friday at midnight Pacific Time. That ought to give everyone a good chance. I will choose one person randomly to win this great prize.

Thanks, and happy crafting!

Monday, February 14, 2011

More stuff from CHA

I have a few things I still haven't told you about from CHA. I lost some of my pictures (operator error on the camera I'm sure) but I still have a few neat things to show you.

First, I saw this great new storage box from Artbin. You can store 16 carts with books and overlays in it. Plus room for a few tools.

I loved this leaf ribbon. Of course I lost the picture of the company it came from, but I really thought it was neat how they used it as seaweed.

This is also another type of ribbon that was everywhere. They die cut it into petals and leave. So cute.

Last but not least, I know twine is the new craze. I found this company that makes hemp twine. It looks really nice and comes in so many colors. I got the name of this one! Trade Marker International.

Does this make anyone want to spend money? It sure makes me want to!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

OMG, I got an award (blush). That you so much Patty for giving me the Liebester Blog Award. I hope everyone will take a minute to look at Patty's blog and see all of the wonderful and creative things she has posted.

So now I need to pass it on by giving the Liebster. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others. As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:

1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks
2-Let them know you chose them
3-Copy & paste the blog award on your blog
4-Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded
5-Have fun!

Please show these lovely & talented crafters some much deserved love.
Your support means so much to them. Some days it is just the jolt they need to get their creative juices flowing.

Here are my picks:


Again, please take the time to visit these wonderful ladies and be amazed with their wonderful creativity to the love of crafting. Follow their blogs. Show them some love and support!

Thanks again Patty!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thank Ewe Sow Much card

Well today I thought I would try something new and enter a challenge. This is my first one, so don't expect too much from me! (lol) My Pink Stamper has a video you have to watch to get the challenge info, but it's something Spring or Valentines, or that just makes you happy.

Well this patterned paper reminded me of Spring. I'm not even sure where I got if from, but I've had it a while and I needed to make a thank you card for my card club next month anyway. The "ewe" is from the From my Kitchen Cricut cart, and I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the "grass". (I got the punch on clearance at JoAnn's for like $4, big time score!)

I also decided to do the inside of the card.

I just thought this phrase was fitting! Plus I love pigs. Next time I think I will cut the pig a bit bigger and tie a bow on his tail. Hope you like it. Happy crafting!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Scrapbooking my husband getting wet!

In 2002 my husband (when he was still just my boyfriend) and I took a trip to Walt Disney World with his family. We had a great time and while visiting the then MGM Studios Jimmy and his sister got a chance to be in one of the shows. His parents and I secretly asked the cast member to make sure Jimmy got wet. We were trying to get him back for going on a water ride 4 times and not getting a drop of water on himself. The rest of us were soaked from head to toe (hence the going on the ride 4 times trying to get Jimmy wet). These are the pic's of what happened next!

Before you call me mean, let me just tell you that his mother was videotaping the whole thing while sitting right next to me. You can hear her laughing so hard she almost passed out!

The background paper is from the DCWV Citrus paper stack. The yellow and orange patterned papers in the sub and the title are from American Crafts. The font is from the Mickey Font Cricut cart and the submarine itself is from Life's a beach. I put in the sub because in the show Jimmy was supposed to be manning a submarine.

This wall of waves is from Life's a Beach also. I cut in on 3 shades of cardstock and glued them in a way that looked like the wave was rolling in. I even used the other half of the cut (the left over side) for the bottom two layers. It just happened to look good.

I used stickles on the edges of the waves and for the word "splash" I ran it through the xyron front side down and then added glitter. I find that works better than glue because it doesn't warp my paper.