Monday, December 31, 2012

Exciting News !!!

Hello Bloggy Friends,
Photobucket      I am super excited to announce, that I am a new member of the Timeless Twine 2013 DT !!! I am so obsessed with twine it's not even funny. I am so pumped to be apart of such a fabulous blog and get to work with such amazing people !! Keep your eye out for my first project, coming in the middle of January. I want to thank Stacy once again for such an awesome opportunity, I am so grateful!

FCCB: Get Organized Cricut Crawl & Blog Candy!!

Hello Bloggy Friends,
      Hope everyone had a fun weekend, and is getting ready for an even funner Holiday week!! I am so super excited for this post because it's not a normal Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut. We are having a "Get Organized" Cricut Crawl. I will list the rules below!!
      If you came from Jamie's Blog , then you are in the right spot. If you would like to start from the beginning, then go here to FCCB . I will include the line up on my blog as well so you don't get lost along the way !! Here is how the Cricut Crawl will work.

1. The crawl will begin at FCCB. Participants will visit each Design Team member's blog to view their FANTABULOUS projects. Participants may follow the provided links at each blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always return to FCCB to follow the links to our Design Team members’ blogs.

2. There will be prizes along the way at some of the Design Team blogs, so be sure to check out the goodies up for grabs! *You must meet the Design Team members' stated criteria to be eligible for the individual prizes. Please see each DT member's blog for details and directions.*

3. There will also be one GRAND PRIZE at FCCB!! That prize will be awarded to a participant that meets the challenge criteria and posts a link to their project below, drawn randomly by Just like every other Challenge Me Monday. 

Here is what I came up with, for my project....


I decorated a standard composite notebook, using my "Kate's Kitchen" Cricut Imagine Cartridge. I added some embellishments to it as well as a pen holder on the side. I also made a spot for a stack of post-it's to go on the main cover for quick little notes that I may need to jot down . I plan on using this notebook for all my blog idea and some of my favorite challenges and sketches and whatever else come across in my mind!!! I hope you all enjoy my Project.
I also have some BLOG CANDY to giveaway, all you have to do is be a follower, old or new and leave a comment on this post and a way to contact you in case you win, it's that simple, I will draw the winner at the end of the week. Here is what I am Giving Away......
Next in line on the Cricut Crawl is, Arin !!!  Make sure you show the other DT members some love, there will be more blog candy along the way. Also make sure to enter you project in over at FCCB for your chance to win the Grand Prize!!
Here's the Line Up:
Arin -
Thanks for Stopping by and Happy Scrapping!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Peachy Keen Guest Designer!!

Hello Bloggy Friends,
      I have some exciting news, I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Peachy Keen Stamps :) I will be the Guest Designer for the entire month of July!! I just love these adorable stamps and I am so grateful to have this opportunity to apart of their wonderful team and !! Make sure you keep you eyes peeled for some fun and exciting projects to come, I know we have like 7 months to go but I just needed to tell everyone because I was so excited!!
Happy Scrapping

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

PKS Challenge 47 :: Happy Birthday Kathy Sketch

Hello Bloggy Friends,
     Wow, I just feel like I can't catch up on anything, my life has been nuts lately. I had this card done on Sunday and I am just getting around to posting it. I only have three days left of work and then three days off, yahoo!! Monday was so hectic for me at work, I shipped over 400 packages for my customers at the local UPS Store that I manage, who knows maybe one is coming to you :) It has finally somewhat slowed down if you call 200 packages a day slow lol well its slow to me, I guess I have come a custom to it there since I am going on almost 8 years of employment there !! Anyways on with fun stuff now!!
     This card I made in honor of Kathy over at Peachy Keen Stamps she is celebrated her Birthday  this past weekend !! Here is the card I came up with for this challenge ....
    I used my Peachy Keen December SOMK for this card, I just love how it turned out!! The ribbon I hand dyed myself and then added a button and some twine from my stash. The paper is by American Crafts, from a 6x6 paper pack that I got from target this past weekend. I used my Spectrum Noirs to color in the candles and I used the SVG Files to cut them out using my new Silhouette !! I also decided to add some orange crush glitter to the two outer candles. I hope you all enjoy this project and make sure to stop by Peachy Keen , to wish Kathy a Happy Birthday !!
Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Cuttlebug Spot: Make A Christmas Tag

Hello Bloggy Friends,
     It's Tuesday, and you know what that means, it's time for another challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot. This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas tag, I guess I kinda cheated cause I made a New Years tag. I guess depending how you look at it Christmas and New Years goes hand in hand. Here is my Project....
     I used a tag from my Silhouette that came with the machine, I then stamped it with Decembers Peachy Keen's SOMK. I added some faux stitching around the edges and some glitter tape and button from my stash. I hope you all enjoy this weeks project and hope you can find time to join in on the fun. I always love looking at all the fun creations that everyone comes up with.
Thanks & Happy Scrapping'

Monday, December 17, 2012

FCCB:Challenge #142 Make a Shape Card

Hello Bloggy Friends,
      Can you believe that it's Monday already, where has December gone!? Since it is Monday, we have another great challenge taking place over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This weeks Challenge is "Make A Shape Card" it can be any type of shape card, I made a Christmas card but you don't have to, it's not Christmas themed. Here is what I came up with....
     I think this might possibly be one of my last Christmas cards that I will be posting, I am getting a little burnt out on them !! I may do a few more, if I decide to enter some challenges that I may run across.
    For this card I used my "Winter Frolic" cricut cartridge and my gypsy to weld two Santa's together to make my card. My Santa along with all of his layers was cut at 6". My sentiment is from the Peachy Keen, November SOMK.
     I embossed all the red portions of my Santa and added some white coarse glitter to his hat and trim on his coat. I Hope you all enjoy my card, and I hope you will all find time to join in on the challenge this week !!!
Thanks & Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Celebrate Your Inner Elf "

Hello Bloggy Friends,
      So I am super excited to show you my project!! Why you may ask, because its my first official project using my brand new Silhouette Cameo . This was my Christmas present from my hubby and of course I had to have it as soon as it arrived, so my sweet hubby wrapped it up, so it felt like I was opening a Christmas gift !! I will list the challenges at the end of post that I am entering this into.
     Well on with my project......

     I got this cute gift bag from SVGCuts in came in a bundle called "Santa’s Helpful Elves ". I got this bundle for FREE, that's right I said FREE. They have a deal going on right now if you spend at least $9.98 between now and December 13th you get this bundle for FREE. It definitely is not hard to spend at least $10.00 on their website they have the cutest SVG bundles.
    All my papers came from my local Scrapbooking store "Memories For The Making " or were scraps from my stash. I added some blush to my elf's cheeks and some little white pearls to his eyes. I embossed the white part of his hat and added a button and a bell with some bakers twine to . The Sentiment is a circle that  punched out using one of my circle punches and I stamped the sentiment using momento ink.
   I hope you all enjoy this little gift box/treat bag!! Feel free to ask any additional questions you may have.
Use It Tuesday: Challenge#45 All About Christmas
Scrappy Moms, Teriffic Tuesday Challenge: Christmas Time
Paper Playtime: Challenge#90 Christmas Colors
My Craft Spot: Challenge #79 Wrap It Up
Littlt Scrap Pieces: It's Begining to look alot like Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #94 Holiday Spirit
Celebrate The Occasion: Challenge #92 Must use a Punch
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Traditional Christmas Colors

Thanks & Happy Scrappin'

Create A Banner: The Cuttlebug Spot

Hello Bloggy Friends,
     I just want to start off and say, where has December gone !? I Feel like I have been slacking on posting to my blog . I have only been posting 1 to 2 things a week usually I post way more than that. I guess I kinda have an excuse, I manage my local UPS Store and have for the past 7 years and this time a year is a bit hectic for me. I have been working 10 hour shifts, opposite of my husband.  I come home after working all day and take care of our soon to be 18 month old little boy ( joy of my life)!!! These days and weeks can sometimes drag on and on, so I am excited when I get some me time ,which obviously involves craft time.
     Speaking of craft time, it's Tuesday so that means we have a new challenge for you over at The Cuttlebug Spot !! This weeks challenge is to "Create a Banner", it can be an actual banner for home decor or it can be on a layout or card. Obviously if you know me you know I made a card :) Here is what I came up with.
     Isn't she just adorable !! I made a standard A2 size card but my image hangs off the top as you can see. My image is a digital stamp that I purchased from Wee Stamps  and then colored using my Spectrum Noir markers. I cut my banner using two different sizes of round circle punches and layered them with twine in between, I also popped them with some 3D foam squares. The word NOEL are just some black stickers that I had. Paper used were left over scraps I had in my scrap bin, don't you just love when you can use up your scraps !?
    I hope you all enjoy my card and I hope that you can join in on are fun challenge!! This weeks sponsor is Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits !!
Boys Rule Scrapbooks kits is a monthly scrapbook kit club for those of us who love to paper craft boy subjects. Care and consideration is key as each kit is assembled for the boys. Cool embellies are paired with handsome papers you will love to play with each month.
Boys Rule Scrapbook kits also has exclusive embellies with each kit....they are all different and very unique, and are included each month just for you.

It's fun to create when you have a complete kit that is designed for the memories of dirt, grunge and smelly things!
Be sure to upload your banners for a chance at $20 Boys Bucks
Thanks & Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Guess What ?!?!

Hello Bloggy Friends,
    I don't have a card to show you today, well as of right now I don't. I am hoping to get into my craft room tonight!! Instead,I am here to tell you that I am so super excited, my husband came home from work last night and told my to go online and pick out any Silhouette Cameo bundle that I wanted, that, that was going to be my Christmas present. I never thought I would want anything other than Cricut's, I guess I was wrong!! I have been watching many videos on what the silhouette can do and it is simply amazing. I also have been seeing many, many great projects made with the silhouette. Two of my favorite designers use this machine quite frequently on their projects, your can find their great creations at....Karen @ Little Scrap Pieces & Tanya @ Nonna's Craft Corner make sure to check out these ladies blogs, their creations are always so adorable and so inspiring, hence that's why I am getting a silhouette :)  I should get my goodies sometime next week, so stay tuned to see what projects I will come up with!!
Happy Scrapping

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Cuttlebug Spot:Challenge Time !!

Hello Bloggy Friends,
     It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot. This weeks challenge is to create a project based on one of the four seasons (winter,spring,summer or fall). I hope you will all have time to join us in this weeks challenge. Here is what I came up with...
    As you can see by my card I used winter as my season of inspiration. My adorable image is a Digi stamp from WeeStamps. I printed her out in grayscale on my computer cause I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color her in. I used Spellbinders "Standard Circle Large" to cut out around her. I also cut a second circle and cut it in half and embossed it with my snowflake embossing folder ,then I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink. I added some sparkly white glitter to the fur trim on her coat and on the ground for the snow.
     My card base is your stand A2 size card. I cut the flowers from "The Flower Shop" cricut cartridge and quilled them and added some prima green flowers behind them for the petals. I cut these some time ago so I don't remember the size that they were cut at.
     I hope this card gives you some inspiration and I can't wait to see what everyone creates!! So stop on by and enter the challenge and join in on the fun.
Thanks & Happy Scrappin'

Monday, December 3, 2012

FCCB #140-Make a Project using Snowman or Snowflakes

Hello Bloggy Friends,
     Well we are officially into December!! I love this month and despise it all at the same time. I manage our local UPS Store that I have worked at for the past 7 years and as you can imagine it stays pretty busy in the month of December and even January. It make for long days when you work all day and then come home to a 17 month old who is teething !!
     Me being apart of design teams is definitely my getaway from all the ciaos that goes on in my life, and with that being said, I am here with this week's post for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog !! This weeks challenge is " Make a project using Snowman or Snowflakes". Here is what I cam up with....
     My card is a standard A2 size card. I used one of my favorite cricut cartridges to make this card "Create a Critter 2", my snowman is cut from page 68 in the handbook. I used my gypsy so I could use the hide option cause I knew I wanted to use some Peachy Keen stamps for the face (PK-487 In Stitches 1 1/8"). My snowman was cut at 3.5" and my sentiment is from (My Pink Stamper). I also cover my snowman with coarse glitter, and let me tell you he sure does sparkle, he is also on an action wobble.
     I hope you all will be able to join us this week, we always have fabulous prizes to give away to the winner along with the top 5 as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you all enjoy.
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Merry Christmas From The North Pole

Hello Bloggy Friends,
       I am here with a super adorable Christmas shape card that I made to enter into a couple of challenges going on right now, I will list them at the bottom of this post. I made this card using all scraps of paper I had in my scrap bin. I am trying to get my stash of scraps smaller!! Here is what I came up with, I hope you all enjoy it :) ......
     See I told you it was adorable!! I used my November stamp kit from Peachy Keen Stamps for the elf and the sentiment. I used my Spectrum Noirs to color in my cute little elf and then added some glitter to his hat and lolly pop. I also added some glossy essentials to the lolly pop as well but just on the red portion.
     I used my Gypsy to weld to of the snowy mountains together to make the base of my card, my base measures at 6.75" along with all its layers. The image was cut from the "Winter Frolic" cricut cartridge. I decided to emboss one of the layers, I cut the other one in a lite blue snowflake patterned piece of scrap paper. I inked my trees up with some "Shabby Shutters"Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink. If you have any further questions about my card feel free to ask.
Challenges I am entering:
Challenge #20 "To Die For" : Cardz T.V.
"Make it Sparkle": Little Scrap Pieces
PKS Challenge 45 :: Just Cards :: Shape It Up
Ch# 48: Forgotten Stash: Pause, Dream, Enjoy

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Scrappin'


Exciting News!!

Hello Bloggy Friends,
    I am here with some more exciting news!! I was chosen to be a Guest Designer for Scrappy Moms Stamps. I will be Guest Designing for the entire month of April :) I am so super excited. This was my first blog, that  I ever started to follow and I have been following faithfully ever since. I actually started my blog after watching videos of card tutorials of one of their current designers. I hope you all way stay tuned to see what I bring to the table in April.
Thanks for Stopping By
Happy Scrappin'