Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grad Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Graduation Day Blog Hop! This hop is going to provide you with lots of graduation ideas for all those graduates in your life.

If you have come from blog, you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my blog and want to play along, you can do so by starting at Nadia’s Blog (

My project today is a graduation card:

The pattern paper is from a DCWV paper stack. I started out with just black and white, but I couldn't leave it that way. I needed some color!

The graduation hat is from "A Child's Year" and I made the tassel myself. And now for the blog candy! I am giving away this Pink Scotch ATG! I have one myself and I love it! (Plus it's pink!)

To enter please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post. For an additional chance to win follow me on Facebook and let me know. The link is on the right hand column of my blog. For a 3rd chance to win, tell other people about this giveaway. Just link back to this post and leave a comment to let me know. The winner will be announced on May 9th.

Thank you for playing along. Your next stop is

Here is a list of all participators:
Melanie -

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


So I know I haven't been posting projects lately, but hey I have a new look to the blog! Luckily I have a sister-in-law who knows computers, and she helped me create this new look. Things are very crazy right now, but I'm hoping that they settle down and I can get back to creating again. I'm so happy to be back from my Vegas weekend. My loving hubby took me to Vegas for my birthday (Easter Sunday this year!) and we saw Jersey Boys. If you are into music at all I highly recommend it. The singers are amazing!

Please come back on Saturday as I have another blog hop, and you know there will be another project:

and maybe some blog candy! Since it was my birthday I have something good!

Friday, April 15, 2011

BFB Blogger Award

I haven't been posting any projects this week because I am sooooooo busy. I have no time! But I want to accept this blog award from Patty! Thank you so much Patty, I am so honored. Please check out Patty's blog. I just love the adorable things she comes up with. Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Post about award on your blog with a link back to the sender
2. Pass onto those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly..
Here are the bloggers I am passing it on to. Please check out their blogs!

1. Cathy
2. Susan

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

And the Winner is...

It's time to announce my blog candy winner from the Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop. I would like to say thanks to everyone who participated, and I wish I could give all of you a prize! I had so much fun, all the ladies are so talented!

The winner of the blog candy is: Janet!

Janet said... My favorite desert and I just love the napkin ring so cute.

Please email me at with your address so that I can send you your prize!

OMG! I was on the Cricut Chirp and didn't even know!

So I was going through my comments because I need to accept and pass along a new blog award and I saw one from Cindy on 2/23/11 that said she found me through the Chirp. I thought hey wait, I don't remember being in the Chirp? (If you don't know Cricut Chirp is one of the Provocraft newsletters.) I though, I subscribe to the Chirp and I totally missed it! Big thanks to you Cindy for pointing this out to me!!!!! (Even though I'm a little late) My "Thank Ewe" card was featured on the 2/22/11 Cricut Chirp under message board highlights

Here is a link to my message board post. Thank EWE

And yes I know I need to pick a winner from the blog hop, and I promise I will soon. I just got so excited I had to tell you!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop!

Welcome to my Blog and the Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Darla's blog, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can start at the beginning at This blog hop is all about creating something sweet for your Easter celebrations. We hope you find inspirations and plenty of ideas to spice up your holiday :)

The theme for this blog hop is something sweet. I couldn't think of anything better that strawberry short cake! Here in California it's strawberry season and you can pick up a pint of super sweet strawberries on almost any corner.

To go with my strawberry short cake I made these little napkin rings. Because everyone needs a napkin when enjoying desert.

I made the rings out of the cob of my paper towel roll. (Recycling!) I cut it lengthwise all the way down and flattened it out. Then I used my paper trimmer (yes, I know, I'm a little nutty, but I wanted to measure) to cut out four 1" wide strips. I covered them with this Imaginisce paper on both sides and hot glued them back together. I had this paper left over from some baby shower invites I made and I just had 4" wide strips of it left. Perfect for this project!

For the fan folded flower I cut the 12x4 strips into 12x2 strips of the paper and them punched the length of one side with a Fiskars border punch. I liked the cute little edge that it makes.

I then scored the strip of paper at every 1/2" with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and folded it. I hot glued the ends together and glued a circle of cardstock to the underside to hold it in place. Then I added the images to the top and glued the flower to the ring over the seam to hide it. I think they turned out okay. The chick is from Create a Critter, and the Tulip is from Gypsy font. The bunny and butterfly are from Gypsy Wanderings.

And now for the blog candy!! In honor of spring I am giving one lucky hopper these flowers. There are 5 bags of flowers here (and some buttons in 2 of the bags) that would be perfect for pretty spring projects. To win you must be a follower. The winner will be chosen randomly from all the comments on this post and announced on Tuesday! For an extra chance to win "like" my facebook page (link is up at the top of the blog) and leave me a comment there!

Happy Crafting All! Your next stop is Sylvia's blog. Below is a list of all blog participants in case you get lost:

Nadia -
Giselle -
Donna -
Yolonda -
Jennifer -
Kim -
Damaris -
Melanie -
Jazmin -
Monica (Stampin Daisies) -
Gabriela -
Kacee -
Darla -
Amber -
Sylvia -
Monica F-
Rebecca -
Carrie -
Patricia -

Friday, April 8, 2011

Nadia's Blog Candy

Hey all! Nadia is giving away the Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes cart over on her blog! You must be a follower to win so go over and follow her now! This cart is awesome, and her blog is super cute too!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thanks so much stamped card

I made this card for My Creative Time Throwback Thursday challenge # 179. You had to follow the sketch and it has to be Cricut-less! So this is what I came up with. The paper is from the DCWV La Creme stack. The stamp is Dahlia from The Greeting Farm, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

If this card looks a little big, that's because it is. My co-worker asked me to make her a card that 20 people could sign, so I went for a 7.5x6. I think it came out okay. I'm still working on my coloring skills, so I though that a two tone would be best for me right now. I hope you like it.

Happy Crafting!

Hey all! I just wanted to say yay, I got another award. This one comes from Susan at Thank you so much Susan! As a recipient of this blog award I am to do the following:

1. Thank the person who sent it to you
2. Tell 7 things about yourself
3. Send this to 5 fellow versatile bloggers

Here are 7 things about me:
1. I love lotions that smell like food. Currently I am using Strawberry Lemonade from Bath and Body Works.
2. Pomegranate Pinkberry is my favorite flavor (for now).
3. I love the beach.
4. I will not buy clothes at retail. I must have a coupon/sale/discount.
5. I have an addiction to buy scrapbook adhesives. I probably own 12 different brands.
6. Mexican is my favorite, followed closely by Italian.
7. I always blame my hubby when things don't go right. (That's why I married him, right?)

I am forwarding the versatile blogger award to the following crafty bloggers:

Check them out.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Upcomming Events!

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Bunny Basket Class has been canceled.

Just a quick post to give you all some info. Next weekend I have two big events. The upcoming Easter Blog Hop and my Easter Bunny Basket Class at Make and Take Crafts in Brea. Info for my class here! Please check back for the blog hop. There may be some blog candy. I'm just saying.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mickey and Minnie

If you are here from Momo's blog please scroll down to the next post to leave your comment. But feel free to browse!

This is for another Bitten by the Bug two challenge, Disney! I love Disney, and I have tons of friends who take their kids to Disneyland on the regular. So I made this layout. I like that it's simple and I can easily make it when I need to whip up an gift in a hurry.

I also saw this paper that made me think of Minnie so I made a little something extra. Maybe I will cut out a bow or Minnie to go on this one too. The cuts are from the Mickey and Friends cartridge. The punch is from Martha Stewart.

Happy Crafting.