Saturday, February 26, 2011

Update/Blogger Award

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I've been MIA for a few days now. I had some "real life" situations that needed to be taken care of and that has consumed my time and any energy I may of had. I'm hoping to have a new project up tomorrow! I start classes on Monday morning that will guarantee me a job upon my completing the training which will only take 6 weeks. I have been out of work for over a year so this is huge for me. Hopefully this is the start of great things in my life!!!

And...before I forget!! I've been awarded the

Annette at Addicted To Crafts awarded me this and I'm stoked! Thanks so much, Annette!! I will be back later with my 8 fun facts and 8 bloggers that I want to share this with!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kids Crafts Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!! Welcome to the Kids Crafts Blog Hop. You should have come from visiting the very talented Nicole, if not, and you just happened across my blog, please join us by starting over at Jen's Blog!!

My post today is created by a 9 year old girl named Sara. She is my boyfriends daughter and absolutely loves to spend time crafting. She even received her own Cricut Create for her birthday this past November. She had many different ideas on what she would like to make for the hop today, but decided on this card!

Recollections Paper
Hello Kitty Cart (balloons)
Paper Doll Dress Up Cart (girl)
Hampton Art Stamps
Inkadinkadoo Ink Pad

Thanks for joining us on this hop today! Sara has a small giveaway for today and is requesting that those who would like the chance to win leave a comment and a way to contact you! She wants to keep the giveaway a surprise.....but I promise it's something that you would enjoy!! Now, hop on over to visit Linda and see what great kid inspired project she has to share on her blog with you!!

Here's the full list in case you get lost along the way:

Monday, February 14, 2011


Hi Everyone,

We have a winner for the Cricky across the 50 Blog Hop. I want to thank everyone for stopping by and for commenting! I used to choose the winner and it chose............#26

Congratulations to:

Theresa said...

We were in Delaware 2yrs ago..lovely state. Love your ice cream cone card too..TFS!

I will be sending you an email later this evening Theresa unless you see this first and send me your mailing information! Just click the contact me tab on the top of my page!

Inking it Up Crazy DT--Pink and Red

Helllooo and Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for the start of the week. Today, Kassidy asked that we come up with a project using the colors pink and red. You're definitely going to want to stop over at Inking It Up Crazy to check out the amazing projects all the Design Team members came up with!!

Here's my project for today!

I decided to do something a little different this time and make a gatefold card. I started with a 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of black cardstock. I scored it at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8". The printed paper is cut at 2" x 4". The Hello Kitty image was cut at 3.25". The white cardstock in the inside was cut at 4" x 4".

Solid Cardstock by Recollections
Printed paper by DCWV (I think!)
Hello Kitty Cartridge
Diamond Stickles
Black Gel Pen
Hampton Art Stamps
Fired Brick Distressing Ink
Black Shimmer Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you head over to Kassidy's Blog!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop

This Blog Hop goes "live" at 9:00AM PST

A Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to each of you! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky! If you are here from Amy's page then you are in the right spot. If you just arrived here and would like to start from the beginning please go to KAndrew's Getting Cricky! . For this blog hop K Andrew is celebrating her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course this hop across the 50 states! She has asked us all to post a little bit about the state we are representing, and then to post our Favorite Craft Project. I am representing the state of Delaware.

Delaware is known as the "First State" because it was the first of the 13 colonies to ratify the US Constitution---making it the first state in the union. Basically, Delaware was the trend setter for the remaining states. Delaware ranks 49th in square mileage among the states. It is made up of only 3 counties....New Castle to the North, Kent in Central Delaware and Sussex county to the south. Due to it's location, it's a quick 2 hour drive to the big cities of Washington D.C., Baltimore or Philadelphia. 

My favorite part of Delaware is a beach town known as Rehoboth. It's a beautiful shore town with a mile long boardwalk. One side is the Atlantic Ocean, the other side is full of restaurants, shops, amusement park style rides and games and my favorite.....ICE CREAM!!!! Read an article about Rehoboth Beach from Southern Living here.

All solid paper from Recollections
Sweet Treats Cricut Cart
D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
Sizzix Wild Dashes Embossing Plate
Cotton Candy Stickles
Walnut Stain Stickles
Frosted Lace Stickles
Fiskars Scallop Punch
Basic Narrows Ribbon
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink

******BLOG CANDY******

I am offering a package of Stickles to one lucky person who will be chosen randomly on Monday by To be eligible you must become a follower of my page and leave a comment letting me know if you've ever been to Delaware....(I'm expecting to hear no more often than yes)

Please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win a ton of different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great companies:Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms, Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, The Scrappin' Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design.

Not only are there Grand Prizes, please make sure to visit ALL the blogs, as EVERY single blog will have fabulous giveaways (cricut cartridges, paper packs, copic markers, yourstory bundle, clear stamp sets, and tons more). 
Next stop on the hop is Stephanie of Always Crafting!
Thanks for hopping along with us!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Birthday- Inking It Up Crazy Challenge

There is a Birthday Challenge going on over at Inking It Up Crazy. Who doesn't love birthdays? Make sure you join us because one random entry will be chosen to be a guest designer!!

Solid Paper from Recollections; Patterned Paper from DCWV Nana's Kids Mat Stack; Michael's Ribbon; Birthday Bash Cartridge; Hampton Art Stamp

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feel the Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Feel the Love Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Shannon at My Scrappy Creations, you're headed in the right direction. If you've just stumbled upon my blog you can start at the beginning of the hop with Jamie at Glitter, Stamps and Paper, Oh My! We are so excited to have you join us today! There are so many awesome projects along the way that we are sure you will love! Be sure to stop at each blog because you never know when someone may want to give away a little bit of Blog Candy!!! 

I made a very simple "Valentine" that would be super quick and easy to make in bulk. 

All solid paper is from Recollections. Heart is cut from Smiley Cards. Martha Stewart Loop Punch. Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Stickles. Glossy Accents. Michael's Ribbon. "Be Mine" stamp from Hampton Art.

To be entered to win you must become a follower of my blog and leave a comment with a way for me to contact you. I will choose a winner on Monday morning. The winner will receive a package of Stickles!! Shipping to US Residents only...Sorry!

Now head on over to visit Jessica at Creative Stamper to see the great project she has for you!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy DT Project #1

Good Morning, Everyone!

I hope you all have had a fantastic week! I've been busy crafting and trying to stay warm. We lost internet for a while (we had crazy high winds!) but fortunately it came back in time for me to get this blog that I've been so excited about posted! It's the first project for Kassidy @ Inking It Up Crazy new Design Team!! I feel so incredibly lucky to be part of such a wonderful group of ladies and Kassidy rocks! Be sure you head over to her blog to check out all the other Design Team Members ***LOVE*** related projects for today!

Here's mine. I love taking pictures, so there are a few of them!

Recollections Solid Cardstock; Card base cut at 8x9; pink layer cut at 8x4.5; black squares cut at 2x2.25; Lips cut from Indie Art Cartridge at 1.57h, inked around edges with Fired Brick Distress Ink, topped with Glossy Accents, raised off the page with "pop dots" from Michaels; Letters cut from Winter Woodland Cartridge at 1.57h, embossed with D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder, embellished with Recollections Jewels; Fiskars Scallop Punch at the bottom of the card; Celebrate It Basic Narrows Ribbon.

Hope you enjoyed it! Now head over to Kassidy's page to check out the other Design Team members projects!! Happy Friday!