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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrappy Birthday Blog Hop!

It's April's scrappy birthday! Join us in hopping through some of my favorite blogs to celebrate April’s favorite color - GREEN!We’ve had so much fun planning this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including a fun grand prize for this hop. This hop runs all day on April 30th, so you have plenty of time ...to check out each project!

If you have just happened upon my blog today you can start at April's Blog to see the line up!

I decided to make a really fun Frog Card! Click the picture to make it bigger.


I found this frog on the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge. I cut him at 2 1/2" from some green cardstock and some of the brand new Echo Park Summer Days patterned paper (from the 6 x 6 pad). I hand cut the crown from a scrap of gold glitter paper. I then hand cut the shadow from white cardstock. I covered the front of the card with another sheet of Summer Days paper and then mounted my frog with foam squares.


I used the Pooh Font Cricut Cartridge to cut the words "HOPPY Birthday!" at 1" and the paper strip is a scrap that I had left over from the front. I am so happy with how this card turned out!!! I wonder if my Mom would mind if I made her a "Hoppy Mother's Day" card... LOL!

What would a birthday be without gifts? Aprils birthday gift could be yours - an overall grand prize for one random person, just for hopping with us! The grand prize is sponsored by April from Curls & Grins Creations (the first blog on the hop). In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop and become a follower of April’s blog.

Speaking of blog candy, I will be giving away a fun little Grab Bag from my stash to one lucky follower who leaves me a comment. Make sure you leave me a way to get a hold of you if you are my lucky winner!

After you've left a comment, hop along to Jennifer's Blog!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wedding Bliss Photo Frame

I am so THRILLED to not only be a part of the Royal Tea Party Blog Hop today but also to be a guest designer for My Creative Time today! I'm hoping to add some more pictures if the weather clears up at some point so you can see just how blingy this frame really is! But here's a look at my creation:



I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge to make my frame. It's the Spiderweb Frame with out the Web layer! I cut it first from chipboard, all pieces at 8". Then I cut it from my papers. I covered the back and stand with plain white. The front is some really cool paper I found on clearance that was just begging to be Glimmer Misted! It was already embossed with the gorgeous pattern so I just used my Sapphire Glimmer Mist to cover it. The GORGEOUS sentiment is from My Creative Time's My One and Only stamp set. This set is so cool because it has the blank scroll stamp and some great romantic sentiments like "Te Quiero", "The Best is Yet to Be" and "I Love You". These stamps are AWESOME quality too, you get a crisp image right out of the package! After I used some foam tape to pop up my sentiment a bit I I decided I needed MORE bling, so I used my i-rock tool to add some gems around the frame opening. I still wasn't completely happy with it so I decided to add some Imaginisce Roly Rosies. They were pink but I used some Mel's Diner Glimmer Mist to make them red. I didn't spray them until after I rolled them so I still have some pink in them, I LOVE the effect I got!

So if you are here from My Creative Time, feel free to check out the blog hop. You can catch the beginning of the hop at the Card Monkey Blog. If you are here as part of the hop, when you are done with my post you should hop over to Christel's Blog next!

BLOG CANDY ALERT!!! No matter the reason you are here, if you like what you see and you want to win some blog candy, simply become a follower and leave a comment (ONE per person) and one or two lucky winners will win a fun Grab Bag from my stash. I'm quite the hoarder so I have some FUN goodies to share. I will pay for shipping to the US or Canada. You can win if you are in another country but YOU will be responsible for all shipping costs. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Layout!

Sorry I've been a bit neglectful of the blog this week! I've been crazy busy with working at 2 "real" jobs, plus a scrapbooking job... not to mention a pre-school Easter party, Women's Club.... sigh. It's been a BUSY week! I wanted to quickly share the final layout that I created for the May Arts Design Team Audition:


I used the Jillibean Soup papers that I recently purchased over at Scrapbook Chicks! I used the Egg Drop Soup papers to create this layout. It was REALLY hard to cut it up (luckily I bought 2 of each sheet, LOL) because BOTH sides of this paper are SOOOOOO cute!!!
Then a used this awesome 1" Grosgrain Ric Rac from May Arts along the top as an accent. The flower is from my stash and most of the buttons are Chick'n Feed from Scrapbook Chicks. If you haven't seen it yet, hurry over to Scrapbook Chicks to check out the NEW Neutral Colors Chick'n Feed Gift Pack... it's on special right now... Finally I used my Cricut with the All Mixed Up Font cartridge to create my title. And we took LOTS of photos yesterday so I should have a completed layout soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

May Arts Design Team FINALIST!!!!

Oh my gosh!!! I'm soooooo thrilled! I found out on Friday that I've been chosen as a FINALIST for the May Arts Design team! You can check out the post I wrote for their blog HERE. Then I would LOVE it if you would go vote for me HERE. Every comment that is left is also entered to win a gorgeous May Arts package!


This is one of the layouts that I have up on the May Arts Blog. You can check out all of the details there! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Little Love Bug Layout

I wanted to share another sweet baby layout that I created. I used A Walk in My Garden to cute these adorable little lady bugs.


The beautiful papers are all from Close To My Heart which my good friend Lori happens to sell. The striped paper is from the Mayberry line which is so pretty! The ribbon that I used is from May Arts. They call it "Chenille/Center Dot" ribbon... I call it Teddy Bear ribbon, because it is so soft it's like a well loved Teddy Bear! Finally the buttons came from my Chick'N Feed Stash. You can Chick'N Feed and all of the newest papers at a discount at the Scrapbook Chicks on-line store!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lots Of Winners!!!!

Ok, I have a LOT of winners to announce so I'm just gonna get down to it!

First, I just realize that I hadn't posted my winner from the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog Hop! The lucky winner is....




I decided to go ahead and pick one winner for each day of the "It's Easter" Blog Hop and here they are....

Day 1's winner is...




Day 2's Prize goes to....




And Finally Day 3's winner is....




Congrats to all of my winners! Make sure you contact me within 48 hours. I would like to mail out all prizes on Friday. Thanks for all of the lovely comments that were left on my blog throughout both hops!!! I love reading all of them :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

"It's Easter!" Blog Hop - Day Three

Hi everyone! Welcome to the “It’s Easter” Blog Hop to help you get ready for this wonderful Easter season. Joining me in this fun celebration are some of the most talented crafters that I know. There are a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for my blog candy you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment. If you have just stopped by to check my blog you can find the beginning of the hop HERE.

This hop runs from April 7th - 10th, and there will be new projects posted on each blog each day! Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!


Today's card was simple and I LOVE how it turned out :) I cute this adorable bunny at 3" from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. Then I used Imaginisce papers and this WONDERFUL May Arts Grosgrain Ric Rac. It started white and I colored it with my Lime Green Tattered Angels Chalkboard spray. Then I stamped "Hoppy Easter" with my Hero Arts Tiny Alphas set!

Now you might be wondering about my blog candy... I have a TON of goodies in my stash from CHA so I will be drawing one name for every 50 comments that are made during the entire run of the hop to win a mystery gift! So, if you come back and comment (only ONCE per day) each day you will have a total of 4 entries into each drawing! I will pay for shipping to the U.S. and Canada. If you are outside of this area, you can win but you must pay for shipping. Please make sure that you are following my blog as well, because the more followers I have, the more goodies I giveaway! After you leave your comment your going to hop on over to Mickie's Blog!

Here's the line up for the hop in case you get get lost along the way....

1. Shawnee's Blog
2. Rachelle's Blog
3. Lisa's Blog
4. Suzanne's Blog
5. Patricia's Blog
6. Shelly & Kitty's Blog
7. Rhonda's Blog
8. Mandie's Blog - You are HERE!
9. Mickie's Blog - Go HERE next!
10. Deborah's Blog
11. Kristy's Blog
12. Tristan's Blog
13. Ellen's Blog
14. Monica's Blog
15. Robin's Blog
16. Christine's Blog

Friday, April 8, 2011

"It's Easter!" Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi everyone! Welcome to the “It’s Easter” Blog Hop to help you get ready for this wonderful Easter season. Joining me in this fun celebration are some of the most talented crafters that I know. There are a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for my blog candy you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment. If you have just stopped by to check my blog you can find the beginning of the hop HERE.

This hop runs from April 7th - 10th, and there will be new projects posted on each blog each day! Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!


Today's card is a super simple card that could easily be mass produced! I cut my card base from light pink cardstock at 5" x 10" and folded it in half to make a 5" x 5" card. Then I cut the dark pink layer from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge at 5" from using the Card Frame function. The little bunny is on the same key with a basket. I used my Gypsy to hide the basket in the cut and the layer. I set the size to 2 3/4", then I cut the top layer in white and the bottom in dark pink. Then I added some Polar White Flower Soft to his tail so it would be super fluffy!


Here's a closer look at my happy little bunny. You could easily use this card for invitations to an Easter celebration or just as a sweet card to mail out to friends and family! Don't forget to come back tomorrow and see my next creation!

Now you might be wondering about my blog candy... I have a TON of goodies in my stash from CHA so I will be drawing one name for every 50 comments that are made during the entire run of the hop to win a mystery gift! So, if you come back and comment (only ONCE per day) each day you will have a total of 4 entries into each drawing! I will pay for shipping to the U.S. and Canada. If you are outside of this area, you can win but you must pay for shipping. Please make sure that you are following my blog as well, because the more followers I have, the more goodies I giveaway! After you leave your comment your going to hop on over to Mickie's Blog!

Here's the line up for the hop in case you get get lost along the way....

1. Shawnee's Blog
2. Rachelle's Blog
3. Lisa's Blog
4. Suzanne's Blog
5. Patricia's Blog
6. Shelly & Kitty's Blog
7. Rhonda's Blog
8. Mandie's Blog - You are HERE!
9. Mickie's Blog - Go HERE next!
10. Deborah's Blog
11. Kristy's Blog
12. Tristan's Blog
13. Ellen's Blog
14. Monica's Blog
15. Robin's Blog
16. Christine's Blog

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"It's Easter!" Blog Hop - Day 1

Hi everyone! Welcome to the “It’s Easter” Blog Hop to help you get ready for this wonderful Easter season. Joining me in this fun celebration are some of the most talented crafters that I know. There are a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for my blog candy you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment. If you have just stopped by to check my blog you can find the beginning of the hop HERE.

This hop runs from April 7th - 10th, and there will be new projects posted on each blog each day! Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!


For day one, I created a really fun card using my Cricut, some Imaginisce paper, and my Action Wobbles! To start, I made a short video so you can see the Action Wobbles in action!



Isn't that fun? I used a plain white A2 card base and covered it with this adorable Imaginisce Easter paper that I've been hoarding for a L O N G time! I cut my Chick and the Egg from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge. This is one of my absolute FAVORITE cartridges!



To make the bottom of my egg stationary I just used some foam adhesive to lift it up. I actually stacked these 3 high so there would be plenty of room for my chick to wobble around. This is one of those cards that would be best hand delivered, or mailed in a box! My 5 year old daughter has already decided that we should leave this card for the Easter Bunny!

Now you might be wondering about my blog candy... I have a TON of goodies in my stash from CHA so I will be drawing one name for every 50 comments that are made during the entire run of the hop to win a mystery gift! So, if you come back and comment (only ONCE per day) each day you will have a total of 4 entries into each drawing! I will pay for shipping to the U.S. and Canada. If you are outside of this area, you can win but you must pay for shipping. Please make sure that you are following my blog as well, because the more followers I have, the more goodies I giveaway! After you leave your comment your going to hop on over to Mickie's Blog!

Here's the line up for the hop in case you get get lost along the way....

1. Shawnee's Blog
2. Rachelle's Blog
3. Lisa's Blog
4. Suzanne's Blog
5. Patricia's Blog
6. Shelly & Kitty's Blog
7. Rhonda's Blog
8. Mandie's Blog - You are HERE!
9. Mickie's Blog - Go HERE next!
10. Deborah's Blog
11. Kristy's Blog
12. Tristan's Blog
13. Ellen's Blog
14. Monica's Blog
15. Robin's Blog
16. Christine's Blog

Friday, April 1, 2011

My New Baby Sister Layout

Before I announce my super lucky Scrap'N Tote winner I'd like to share this layout that I made recently! I used the gorgeous Imaginisce Garden Party papers to create this one and I think is just beautiful!


The little flower embellishments are from the Precocious Paper Etsy store and are called the Little Emmy Sweet Spots and I think they are so cute! I just love how the co-ordinate with this paper!


Here's a closer look at the title that I created with my Gypsy. I'm starting to get more comfortable with designing on my Gypsy now. I know I just need to PLAY with it more.... I'm working on it!


I also wanted to share this card that Penny made! She wanted to create something for her dance teacher and spotted this Ballerina cut that I had already assembled. I used the Once Upon a Princess cartridge with my Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids stamp set to make her. Then Penny embellished the rest!


I think I've got a future paper crafter on my hands! So.... by now you *may* be wondering WHO won the Scrap'N Tote Giveaway..... NEW WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry but I never heard from my first winner so I used the trusty Random.org again.....


And that LUCKY lady is.....


PLEASE, send me an e-mail within 48 hours to claim your prize or I will have to redraw the winner!

Thanks to all of you who commented and I hope you will keep following! I have more great giveaways... lots of goodies from CHA too still to share!