Monday, January 30, 2012

Birthday Sundaes Ch #41 - Easel Birthday Card

Hello Everyone!  I'm posting a little late here for Birthday Sundaes and unfortunately, I do not have an adorable birthday card to share with you!  I had picture problems and I've already given the card away!  I attempted to contact the recipient to get a picture but I had no luck!  Sorry!  The challenge is a fun one this week!  We are challenging you to make an Easel Birthday Card!  If you have never made one before, here are a few different tuts!

We also have a great sponsor this week, Trendy Twine!  I just love their delicious colors!!

One lucky winner will win a Trendy Twine ValenTwine Mini Pack!  WooHoo!!  Stop by and check out the amazing inspiration from the DT at Birthday Sundaes and link up this week for you chance to win this super fun prize!  Thanks for stopping by today!

My Craft Spot Anything Goes Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  We spent the weekend scrapping and relaxing here!  I spent the previous weekend at my annual crop with a group of very talented friends!  It is always an enjoyable trip and a great way to kick start the New Year in a scrappy way!!  We spend the entire weekend scrapbooking, chatting and eating at a B&B!  No cleaning, no cooking and no crying kids (or husbands)!  You can't get any better than that...haha! 
Anyway, we have a fun new challenge this week at My Craft Spot!  It is everyones favorite, Anything Goes...YAY!  I thought I would share one of the pages I made on my trip for your Anything Goes inspiration!  It is a warm change from all the winter/valentines projects lately!

This picture is one of my favs from our trip to the Zoo this past summer.  I used the January Artful Delight's sketch for inspiration on this LO.  I was going to play along with that challenge but I did not get it entered in time! 

The paper is Bo Bunny and cardstock is from SU!  I used bright colored My Craft Spot Crinkle Ribbon for an accent on the Title block!

I doodled all around the the blocks with my Journaler pen and added a banner with some Bakers Twine from My Craft Spot and scraps of Bo Bunny Double Dot!  I love how bright and cheerful this LO turned out! 

Please stop by My Craft Spot and check out the rest of the amazing projects the Design Team created and play along with our Anything Goes challenge this week!  Don't forget that the Design Team is taking turns sharing their projects using the new My Craft Spot stamp sets for a few more weeks!  There are chances to win, so be sure to stop by and check them out!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kiddos Post

Hello Everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  I have been busy working on Birthday stuff for Oldest E's party next month!  I can't believe she is going to be six already!  They grow too fast!  The owls from my last post have been transformed into birthday invitations which means that we now need to make new valentines.  The girls have also been busy in the craft room while I work.  They get bored working on things in bulk so they took a break to work on a few of their own projects!  They wanted to play in the La-La Land Crafts for Kids Contest this month.  The challenge was to use two different ribbons on their projects.  Here are their cards.

Middle E was a ballerina all this week in her pretend world!  Naturally, she picked out this adorable Ballerina Marci stamp from La-La Land Stamps to use on her cards!  Mommy's Birthday is also next month, so she made this for me!  She also made a Birthday card for her teacher and cards for some friends!

Oldest E has been working on thank you cards.  She liked the way Middle E placed a bow in her Ballerina's hair so she wanted bows in Scout Marci's hair too!  That is all from the Es today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday Valentine Hop

Goodmorning Everyone!  Welcome to the Thankful Thursday Valentine Blog Hop hosted by Jenny at Crazy about Cricut!  This year, Jenny is changing things up!  Thankful Thursdays are now going to be a monthly blog hop.  They will be on the last Thursday of every month and there will be a link for people to link their projects up at the end.  This month our theme is Valentines Day!  Thankful Thursday is still about crafting with your kiddos and/or loved ones so lets see those Valentines Day Projects!

You should have arrived from Leah's blog at Leah's Card Designs!  If you are just stopping by to visit today and want to hop along, please go to Crazy about Cricut and start from the beginning!  Time has not been on our side lately, so I was thankful for the opportunity to craft with my kiddos this week!  Here is what we came up with!

Isn't he cute?!?!  We mixed some stamp sets to get our adorable sentiment!  "Valentine" comes from My Craft Spot's Build a Valentine Set and "Whooooooo loves you?" comes from My Pink Stamper. 

We started out with the Stampin' Up! Top Note Die and cut it in half. 

Then we got busy with some punches (my girl's love punching paper)!!

The flower works perfect for the beak and feet!

Again, the top not die needs to be cut in half. 

Face Layout....

Body Layout....

The wings are made by hand cutting them out of an extra body piece.
Oldest E received some dimensionals for Christmas, so she is all about popping everything up!  After we got this all done, she decided she wants the owls for her Birthday invitations instead...haha!  Kids...we'll see what happens with them! 

So, who wants some Blog Candy? 
 All commenters at Crazy about Cricut will be entered for the prize, but everybody who links up a project will get 2 additional entries. So by hopping/commenting and linking a project, you will have 3 times the chances to win the Space Party Cartridge...WooHoo!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Your next stop in this Valentine Hop is my very talented friend

Here is the line-up in case you lose your way!
Jenny ~
Heather ~
Bobbi Hickman
Leah Pagliaroli
Amber ~
Sandra ~

Monday, January 23, 2012

My Craft Spot Ch #42 Let's Hear it for the Boys!

Goodmorning Everyone!  With a house full of pink I find it so easy to make lots and lots of "girly" cards so when I saw the challenge this week at My Craft Spot, I was excited!  "Let's Hear it for the Boys" gives me a chance to add to my very small stash of boyish cards!  I posted a Boy Birthday card yesterday and I have another for you today!

I used the Build a Valentine stamp set from My Craft Spot again!  I must say I am loving all the birthday cards I've created quickly with this stamp set!  The banner was made with all the little scraps from the last few cards I made and the little toad is from Paper Dolls Dress Up!  He is so cute!  Stop by My Craft Spot this week if you need to add to your boy stash and "Let's Hear it for the Boys"!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Birthday Sundaes Ch #40 - Birthday Card

Goodmorning!  It is time for a new challenge at Birthday Sundaes.  This week is everyones favorite, Birthday Card with Birthday Sentiment!  One lucky winner will win 4 images of their choice from our sponsor MelJen's Designs...YAY!!  Here is the Birthday Card with Birthday Sentiment I created using MelJen's Designs Robbie Robot image!

The fun sentiments are from My Craft Spot!  I love that the new Build a Valentine stamp set works great for birthday cards!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #39 Winter Birthday Card (must include a snowman)

Goodmorning Everyone!  Is it cold where you are?  We have a fun challenge at Birthday Sundaes for your frosty winter days!  It is an inspiration photo and the challenge is a Winter Birthday card which must include a snowman!  Our sponsor this week is Apron Strings Designs!  Here is the inspiration photo!

Here is the card that the adorable photo inspired me to make!

It's not one of my favorite cards but it fits the theme and my kids loved it! 

Products Used:

Cricut E2
       Cricut Decals Cart
My Craft Spot
       Winter Wonderland Stamp Set
       Inside & Out Set #2
       Vanilla Bean Crinkle Ribbon
Stampin' Up!
        Retired DSP
Walmart Shimmer Paper

Stop by this week and join in the fun at Birthday Sundaes!  The Design Team has created some super cute Winter Birthday Cards with the inspiration of the photo...don't forget to use a snowman!  One lucky winner will win a card kit from Apron Strings Designs...Whoo Hoo!!!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Birthday Sundaes

Monday, January 9, 2012

My Craft Spot #40 - It's Delicious

***Sorry, I'm having computer issues and must restore my computer again!  I'll be back later with more details***

This week is a delicious challenge at My Craft Spot!  The challenge is to make a
project that includes a delicious treat - made from paper of course!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Birthday Sundaes is Back!!

Hello Everyone!  We're back this week from our holiday break at Birthday Sundaes!  We have Whimsie Doodles sponsoring us to kick off the new term..YAY!!  This week our challenge is Birthday Card with Birthday Sentiment on the card front and we have a little twist.  You have the option of using something new on your birthday card!  So let's show off the fun new crafty holiday gifts! 

I actually did not receive any new crafty items for Christmas but I did get a new camera which I used to photograph my card (I hope that counts...haha)!  I had a hard time transitioning and I think my birthday card ended up looking a little Christmas-like but I was still happy with the result!

Whimsie Doodles generously gave us a few images to work with this week and I chose the adorable Flakey Snowman image for my birthday card!   Stop by Birthday Sundaes today to see all the crafty Birthday Cards the Design Team came up with this week using the Whimsie Doodles images!  One lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to the Whimsie Doodles store! 

Products Used:

Whimsie Doodles
       Flakey Snowman
Echo Park
       Times & Seasons
       (from Shop Pumpkin Spice)
My Craft Spot
       White Christmas
       Inside & Out Set #2
       Cranberry Crinkle Ribbon
Stampin' Up!
        Stampin' Write Markers

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you Whimsie Doodles for sponsoring us this week!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Holiday)!  Life happened here so I took the month of December off from blogging!  I hope you didn't miss me too much!  I'm excited that my hubby bought me a new camera for Christmas (no more dark, blurry photos...yay)!  For those of you who would like to see it, I'll be back this month to posting regularly! 

Today is my 1 year blogaversary...Whoo Hoo!  I am still amazed at all the amazing and talented people I've met through this blog and I'm very thankful for the friends I've made!  Thank you for the inspiration and for being so encouraging by letting me share my projects with you! 

To kick off the New Year, I thought I would share my favorite projects (or the favs I can share with you because some of my favs are being published this year...YAY)!!

Top 12 Projects

I was so excited to try out Digi Stamps for the first time this year...thank you Kristie!!!

Birthday Banner Card (TGF image) 

Ghoulfriends card (TiddlyInks image) 
A big thank you to my creative Design Team leaders this year, Kimberly, Kristie, Jenny, Stephanie and Adrian!  Thank you to all my Design Teammates for your encouragement and friendship this year!  It was a fun 2011 and I'm excited for what is to come in 2012! 
Happy New Year!!!