Friday, August 31, 2012

Cardz TV Brew HaHa Blog Hop - Day 1

Happy Blog Hop Day!!  Today we are celebrating the release of a special stamp set at Cardz TV Stamps called BREW HAHA.  The set is special because the sentiments were all created by member of the Cardz TV Design team.  If you are here from Laura's blog then you are in the right spot.  If you just happened upon our hop, you should pop on back to Mary's blog, and see what the entire team has created using this fabulous stamp set!  Here is my creation for today:

Isn't it cute??  As soon as I saw this sentiment, I knew exactly what I wanted to do - I found these cute little coffee beans on the Love You Latte cartridge.  Their cute little faces are from Peachy Keens Princess faces and Boy Mates faces.  I doodle them up with Sakura Jelly Roll pen and made cheeks on the girl coffee bean with my SU chalk.  The paper is a mixed bag - the patterned paper is from CTMH and the cardstock is from Recollections and Bazzil.  The sentiment is, of course, from Brew HaHa.

Your next stop along the way is Nicole, be sure to go see her beautiful project.  Mary is offering some Blog Candy!  On lucky hopper will win 2 Cardz TV stamps of their choice, you just have to leave a comment on Mary's blog.  You have until Sunday night at 11:59 EST to leave your comment.  You can find and buy ALL of Mary's amazing stamps HERE.

****BLOG CANDY****  I completely forgot to post this last night, but I am giving away some blog candy!  One person will win this beautiful butterfly stamp set.  Aren't they pretty?  How do you win?  I would love for you to be a follower of my blog, but only if you like what you see.  Just leave a comment on today or tomorrow's post, and I will draw next week to see who wins.  You have until Monday night at midnight EST.  If you comment on both today and tomorrow's post, then you double your chances to win :)

Be sure to hop back tomorrow, to see another creation I made for this wonderful blog hop.  Don't forget, your next stop is Nicole's blog, right HERE, and there is a full list of the entire team below, so you don't get lost along the way!

I'll be back tomorrow with 2 more projects to share using this beautiful stamps set! be sure to pop back then!

A challenge or two for my cute card:
Peachy Keen - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - use your favorite thing (I used 3 of them - my Cardz TV stamps, my PK stamps and my Cricut)
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - thinking of you/ sympathy
Victorine - brown, white and one other color (green)

A la prochaine...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy - Birdie

Happy Friday everyone!  It is challenge day over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  Today Janis challenged us to make a project with chicks or birdies.  Here is what I came up with:

Isn't she cute?  The little birdie is from Crocks Rule.  The tag is from Plantin Schoolbook.  The stamp is from Cardz TV Stamps For the Birds.  The ribbon and paper are all from Michael's and I doodled around on the birdie with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen, and around the tag with one of my Stampin Up markers.

There is a sponsor this week.  Clear Dollar Stamps will be giving a $5 gift certificate to one lucky participant.  They have been so generous to our challenge blog this month :)

So, pop one over to PDE Challenges, see what the great Design Team came up with and play along with us... I can't wait to see what you come up with!

A challenge or two for my cute tag:
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Stampavie and More - animals
Crafty Boots - tweet tweet
A Gem of a Challenge - animals

A la prochaine...

Just Like Mama

Happy Thursday everyone!  I have a card to share with you today that isn't mine - it was created by my 6 year old daughter, Gabrielle.  Her best friend is turning 7 tomorrow, and Gabrielle wanted to make a card for her.  Here is what she came up with:

Isn't that cute??  When I am crafting, it is the only time that Gabrielle tells me she wants to be just like me when she grows up...  She chose the image and all the stamps - I cut it out with my Cricut, but she put it all together.  Look at all the doodling she did - can't tell she's my kid can you??  She stamped everything herself.  I cut out the paper with my trimmer, but she came up with the design, chose all the colors, decided where the ribbon was going - she is now familiar with My Pink Stampers "cheater method".  I tied the bow and hot glue gunned it on, but she did the embossing, put on the bling and learned how to use my ATG gun.  She was so proud of how her card turned out!

I am going to enter this into a few challenges on her behalf - proud mama that I am, and I know she would love to read your comments :)
Crafts and Me - birthdays
CYP Kids - cake/ ice cream
Divas by Design - celebrate
Celebrate the Occasion - child's birthday
The Stamping Boutique - birthday
Craft Your Passion - emboss it
Creative Mondays - kids
Send a Smile 4 Kids - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - children's challenge
Little Hands Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for leaving a comment for my budding crafter!  I will be back tomorrow with a post, and Saturday and Sunday is Cardz TV Stamps blog hop!  Be sure to come back for that!

A la prochaine...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CCC #115 - Color Play

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It is challenge day over at Cricut  Cardz Challenge.  Mary challenged us to a color challenge - I tend to have a bit of a hard time with color challenges, but this is a good one!  You need to make a card with red, yellow and blue - you can use a little bit of white and black too.  Here is what I came up with:

Don't ya love it??  I use the cute little crab from Life's a Beach.  I drew in the pupils with a black pen, because I felt like he needed them.  The sun is from Doodlecharms and the clouds and from...  hmmm... I will have to check my Gypsy girl... cause I just don't remember - LOL!  The waves were made by ripping a bunch of blue paper.  I doodled around the card with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen.  The cute little sentiment is from K Andrew's Designs Summertime Splash.  

I hope you all pop over to Cricut Cardz Challenge, see what the DT came up with to inspire you and play along with us - you could win a prize...

A challenge or two for my cutie card:
Crafty Cardmakers - seaside
Make It Monday - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Craft a Scene - create an outdoor scene
Crafty Mess Challenges - blue theme with an animal
Everybody Art - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Crafty Creations - create a summer scene
Cooking With Cricut - create a summer project

A la prochaine...

Monday, August 27, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Back to School

Happy Monday everyone!  It is challenge day over at Exploring Cricut.  The challenge today is to make a back to school project.  This is a gift I made for my daughter's teacher.  She is starting Grade 1 next week.  Now, before I get started, let me say, this is not my original idea.  I made one of these last year, for her Primary teacher and originally got the idea from the always amazing Ruthie right HERE.  Here is what I came up with:

Isn't it awesome?  It is made with 2 boxes of 24 crayons.  I bought some on sale last year, and have been hording them since then.  The crayons are hot glued onto a ring that I created on my Gypsy girl, by inlaying a 5 inch circle with an 8 inch circle and cutting 4 rings out of cereal boxes and gluing them together - just like that a wreath ring...  All of the cuts are from the Recess cartridge, which I love.  The wording is all in french, because the kids are both in French Immersion,

I decided to make this year's name sign look like a black board.   I cut the blackboard shape out of George and Basic Shapes, and the name is cut from Making the Grade.  I bought the ribbon at Michael's and popped it on with some hot glue.

I love how it turned out, and I hope Gabrielle's teacher likes it too.

Be sure to pop over to Exploring Cricut, see what the DT came up  inspire you and play along with us.

A challenge or two for my wreath:
Fantabulous Cricut - back to school (must use school supplies)
Bitten By the Bug - back to school
Crop Stop - back to school
Lexi's Creations - back to school
My Grafico - back to school
My Sheri Crafts - back to school
Creative Inspiration Paint - back to school
Robyn's Fetish - anything but a card
Cupcake Inspirations  - back to school
All Sorts - anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy - back to school
Simply Create Too - back to school
Craft My Life - anything but a card or layout
Make It Monday - anything goes
Paper Pretties - back to school

A la prochaine...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy - Monster Mash

Happy Friday everyone, It is challenge day over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  This week Janis challenged us to create a project with a monster, UFO or alien on it.  Here is what I came up with:

Shockingly simple, I know, but I still think it's cute :) The tag is cut from Plantin Schoolbook, and the monster is from Mini Monsters.  I doodled around with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens, and blinged it up with some Stickles.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Spooky Puns.

We are sponsored this week by Clear Dollar Stamps.  They are giving one lucky participant a $5 gift certificate to spend at their store - lucky!

So, hop on over to PDE Challenges, see what the DT came up with to inspire you, and play along with us!  Who wouldn't want to with the possiblity of prizes :)  I head back to work tomorrow, and am working 5 12 hours shifts in 6 days, but I'll still have a couple of posts next week - so I'll see you then...

A challenge or two for my cute tag:
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - anything goes
Card and Scrap - make a tag
Cards Galore - tags

A la prochaine...

Back to School

Happy Thursday all!  I am back with a second project to share today.  I wanted to make some back to school cards for my kids.  This one is for my daughter, she is starting Grade 1.  Here it is:

Isn't she adorable??  I cut that adorable little girl from the Recess cartridge - I LOVE that cartridge :)  I used Peachy Keen's Wide Eyed Kids stamp set for her beautiful face, I chalked in some cheeks and doodled around with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen.  The perfect stamp for this card comes from Cardz TV Stamps School Days stamp set.  It's a GREAT set and a must have for any parent of school aged children.  The paperand ribbon is all from Michael's.

I love how cute this card turned out :)  Hopefully my daughter will love it too!

A challenge or two for my cute card:
Crafting for All Seasons - stitching
DigiStamps4Joy - back to school
Inky Impressions - back to school
Simon Says Stamp - back to school
Loves Rubber Stamps - back to school
Pinspirational Challenge - back to school
One Stitch at a Time - back to school
Bloggers - back to school

A la prochaine...

Get Whale Soon

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am going to have 2 projects to share with you today - I know, shocking isn't it??  They are both cards that I made yesterday.  Here is the first one:

Isn't that whale cute?  He is from B is for Boy, and I love him and his googly eye.  The sun is from Doodlecharms and the waves, that I mostly covered with the whale, are from Zoobaloo.  The paper is all Recollections, I blinged up the water spout with some stickles and the buttons are from a huge bag from Walmart.  I doodled around with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen and the sentiment is from K Andrews Designs Splashtastic Summer.

So, a challenge or two for my cute card:
My Craft Spot - splishy, splashy summer
Getting Cricky  - fun with puns
Divas by Design - anything goes
Crafts for Eternity - Splish, Splash, Splosh

A la prochaine...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Super Mario!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  The end of my vacation is nearly upon me - it has been wonderful and relaxing.  Yesterday, I took the kids to the Valley and we went Blueberry picking.  Last night, Mike and I made 20 jars of jam - which is about a third of the jars I will be making before I go back to work, but more about that in another post.

Today I am sharing a cute little card I made a week or so ago.  Andrew had a birthday party to go to and he asked me to make a Super Mario card.  What?  There isn't a cartridge that has Super Mario - it was one of the few moments I wished I had SVG cutting ability.  Then, I put my thinking cap on, and thought, I can do this...  I can create something.  Here is what I came up with:

It turned out pretty cute, didn't it?  I couldn't figure out a way to create Mario or Luigi, but those little mushrooms, I can do that!  I grabbed my Gypsy girl, and using George and Basic Shapes, I welded a few shapes together and VOILA a Mario mushroom.  The "M" - which is meant to be the Mario symbol, is from the Mickey font.  I did a little bit of shadowing on the mushroom with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. The paper is mostly from Recollections, and I did some doodling with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens, and used my TPC Studio Greeting set for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment.  It's a great basic sentiment set.

Andrew was so excited when he got home, and saw I had made a Mario card, and I think it was a hit with his friends too.  Last weekend he had a play date with one of the other boys who was at the party.  That little boy has a birthday party coming up on August 31st and he asked me to make him the same card :)

A challenge or two for my cute card:
Sassy Cheryl's - happy birthday
Craft Your Passion - use 3 of something (mushrooms) 
Created With Love - 3 of a kind (mushrooms)
Creative Mondays - for a kid
Fashionista Challenge - card for a child
Paper Pretties - cards for kids
Make it Monday - anything goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - anything goes for a child
Eureka Stamps - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes

I'll be back tomorrow, assuming I get some crafting time today :)  See you then!

A la prochaine...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Paper Playtime

Happy Monday everyone!  It is challenge day over at Paper Playtime.  Today, Janis challenged us to make a project with polka dots and a sentiment.  Here is what I came up with:

So, this week we are sponsored by some great CTMH consultants, so I made sure to use oodles of CTMH products on my project.  The stamps are all from my favorite CTMH set called Be Yourself - isn't it fabulous?  The cardstock, patterned paper and twine - all CTMH.  I do love their stuff :)

Our sponsors this week are CTMH consultants.  The Canadian consultant is Darla Haverstock.  You can find her blog HERE, her store HERE and her FB page HERE.  Our American consultant is Lucy Kellher.  You can find her blog HERE, her store HERE and her FB page HERE.

The prize this challenge is the "Chalkboard Special Kit"!

We will be drawing 2 winners this challenge!

Please make sure you add USA or CANADA to your name when entering your projects for this challenge!

This brand new product is being introduced by Close to My Heart on August 1, 2012! This kit includes:

  • a 12" x 12" Chalkboard Sheet (an adhesive-backed vinyl sheet that works with Cricut machines)
  • Chalkboard shapes (adhesive-backed vinyl sheet with die-cut shapes - 12" x 6")
  • Chalk Marker (Great for writing on our chalkboard shapes/sheet; it's a white, opaque, broad-tipped marker).

NOTE: For our Canadian winner: Due to shipping costs, the 12" x 12" chalkboard sheet will be cut into 2 sheets 6" x 12"

Isn't that awesome??!  It looks pretty amazing.  I wish I could win this :)

So, pop over to Paper Playtime, see what the amazing team came up with to inspire you, and play along with us!  You could win this amazing prize!

A challenge or two for my pretty card:
Craft Your Days Away - anything goes
Speedy and Friends - friendship
Totally Gorjuss - use twine
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Scrap it with a Song - "go your own way" fleetwood mac

I'll be back later in the week - maybe Wednesday - with another project to share...  See you then!

A la prochaine...

Flower Shoppe Cartridge

Happy Sunday!  Yesterday at took a class at my LSS - The Cutting Garden - we made a beautiful mini album.  I am going to make one for my mum as her brag book this year.  Anyway, the girls were talking about all their dies - spellbinders etc.  I got me wondering how many dies I have - I realized that I have 3 - that is kind of sad, but I so love my Cricut, that I have never really felt I needed anything more than that.  The girls were trying to convince me that one rolled flower die was not enough.  I really felt that I could find a Cricut cartridge that would cover all my flower needs.  The dies run $15 and up here, and I knew their had to be a cheaper way.

I went to Michaels last night, and bought the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  After I got home, I decided to cut the 10 versions that can be rolled, and see what options this cartridge provided for me.  I decided to take a picture and post it here, just in case anyone was considering this cartridge.  Here are those 10 flowers:

I laid them out in the order that they are on the cartridge, the first 10 cuts.  I cute everything in white and sponged them in pink.  Here are some close ups...

I love both of these.  They look very much like gorgeous roses.  I rolled each of these with my quilling tool.  It is just perfect to roll these flowers.

These two I don't like quite as much, though my husband really liked number 3 - neither of us like number 4 much though...

This one I do like.  It's really pretty.

I just LOVE these ones.  I think they are both gorgeous!  I think they're my favorite on the whole cartridge!

Number 8 is so pretty too!  Number 9 - meh -

Number 10 is OK - I like it better than # 9 - even though it's similar...

I know these rolled flowers aren't the actual intention for these cuts, but I think they look really pretty, and I am pretty sure they fulfill all my rolled flower needs!

I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Playtime DT project, hope to see you then!

A la prochaine...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cardz TV Color Me Happy

Happy Friday everyone!  This is my second post of the day - if you are looking for my Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge project, please click HERE.  Today is challenge day at Cardz TV, showcasing Mary's fabulous Cardz TV Stamps.  Mary came up with a great one today, a color challenge!  The colors she chose were marigold yellow, royal blue, rich purple and grey.  Here is what I came up with:

Don't you love these cute little owls?  They are from Hoot'n'Holler.  The stamp is from Cardz TV Stamps For the Birds.  The card stock is all from Recollections and the patterned paper is from CMH.  The royal blue ribbon is from Michael's.  I doodled on the owls and branch with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen and on the card base, I used my SU pens.  This little card is 4.5x4.5 and I love it :)

The Cardz TV challenge runs today through next Thursday night, so you have LOTS of time to play along with us.  Be sure to hop over to the blog, play along with us and see what the talented DT came up with to inspire you!

A challenge or two for my cute card:
Sir Stamp a Lot - take flight
That Craft Place - things with wings
Sweet Stampin - things with wings
Creative Belli - things with wings
Little Red Wagon - animals
Simon Says - animal antics

A la prochaine...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy - Flamingo Pink

Happy Friday everyone!  This is my first of two posts today, so be sure to come back and visit me again.  It is challenge day over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  Today Janis challenged us to make a project that featured a flamingo or is pink.  Here is what I came up with:

My cute little tag is cut from Plantin Schoolbook.  The cutie flamingo is from Twinkle Toes - I just love that cartridge!  I need to use it more...  The sentiment is from Whimsical Designs - Whimsical Fun.  The paper is from Recollections, the bling is from my Dollar Store - who knew??  I doodled around on my tag and the flamingo with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen - I love her so cute :)

Be sure to hop over to PDE Challenges, see what the DT came up with and play along with us.  There is a prize for one lucky crafter!  Clear Dollar Stamps is giving one participant $5 to spend in their store!

A challenge or two for my pretty pink tag:
No Matter Which Challenges - anything goes
Less Is More - fur or feathers
The Sisterhood of Crafters - tag your it
Bearly Mine - anything with wings
Crafty Bloggers Network - pink and blank

A la prochaine...