Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Challenge #11 Mother's Day

Welcome to another great challenge at Celebrate the Occasion.   The challenge this week is to make a Mother's Day card. 
Recipe for this card:
Simply Sweet and Tags Bags, Boxes and More Carts
DCWV cardstock
Baker's twine
SU- button
Daisy is from my stash

Thanks for looking and I hope you head back to Celebrate the Occasion and see what the other designers have created. I'm sure you'll get alot of inspiration to create your own.  We love to see your creations so make sure you link up your projects and get entered in the monthly drawing.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

200 followers Give away!!!!.

I just hit 200 followers....  Wowzers!!!

Thank you to all that follow and leave such wonderful comments.  I started this blog in January'10 and so far its been an incredible journey. I have learned so much , been inspired by many, and even though I 've never met alot of you-  I consider you all my friends.
So in honor of all of you, I am giving away a prize-  A Summer in Paris cartridge.

You have until April 30th to leave a comment, make sure you include a way for me  get a hold of you, and you must be a follower.

Thanks for being a part of my little corner in this blogging world.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Cricut!!

 As most of you know Provocraft is releasing a new machine, the E2, on April 26 on HSN.  In celebration of the release they  will be giving away 5 machines to 5 lucky & talented people.   They decided to do  a layout contest. To be entered you had to create a 12 X 12 Birthday themed layout, up to 3 layouts were allowed, and it had to be in their hands by April 22..  So I got right on it and ended up with making 3 layouts. Can you tell I would really like to win??!
Here are my layoutsI
I used the Mini Monsters, Locker Talk and Mickey& Friends Font carts
 I used the Rock Princess and Hannah Montana carts
And on this one I used EveryDay Paperdolls, Birthday Bash and Cuttin' Up

The winners will be be announced on the day of the release.  I'll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!

Good Luck to everyone that is participating!

Monday, April 18, 2011

We have a Winner!

Thank you to everyone for hopping with us on the Tax Day Blues Blog hop.  To all who stopped here, at my little piece of the BloggyLand,  leaving such wonderful  comments and  even becomeing new followers, I really do appreciate it and am very thankful.
 Now to the winner. I used random.org and it picked  #11 and that was.....
 Shannon Leffew Keith said...
Love it! A super cute project. shannleffew2@yahoo.com   Congrats Shannon!!   

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Sketch

It's time once again for our monthly sketch by Shannon, from The Scrapping Stamper.
For some reason I really struggled with this sketch.  But then the other day I was looking through my paper stash and I came across a stack of Kaiser Craft  papers.That is when  things started to click. This is what I ended up with, the title reads  " Swinging with Grandma".  The picture isn't the best, so its a little hard to read.
So, all the paper used is Paper Crafts except for what's behind the pictures. That is a piece of Bazzill  and I hand-stamped in with  SU black ink and a SU  stamp. The title is from the Gypsy Font , cut at 1.75in and welded together. The flowers and brads are from my stash.

BLOG CANDY ALERT------    Head over to Shannon's   and see what the other designers came up with, they all did an awesome job!  Leave a comment and mention that I sent you,  the designer with the most comments wins. along with one of her commenters. So go give some love!!

Thanks for looking!!  Hope you all have a great weekend.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax Day Blues Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tax Day Blues Blog Hop!!! Below is a list of the bloggers participating in the hop, in case you get lost along the way. If you came from  Belinda's  than you are on the right track, if not, head back to Angie's and start at the beginning. I sure wouldn't want you to miss out of any fun!

1. Angie, TuttleTime, http://atuttletime.blogspot.com/
2. Ellen, Craft Monkey, http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
3. Tristan, Tristan’s Time4Craftin, http://tristans-time-4-craftin.blogspot.com/
4. Tammy, Nesting Pretty, http://nestingpretty.blogspot.com/
5. Elaine, Expressions by Elaine,  http://ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com/
6. Angelia, http://angeliaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/http:// (FB: Angelia Upchurch)
7. Belinda, Bee’s Hive of Drama, http://www.beeshiveofdrama.blogspot.com/
8. Mary, http://marebearscraps.blogspot.com/  -------  YOU ARE HERE !  
9. Wendy, http://gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com/
10. Jackie, http://mybasketofscraps.blogspot.com/
11. Jill, http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/
12. Leah, http://www.leahscarddesigns.com/
14. Mary J., http://maryjaminski.blogspot.com/
15. Tiffany, http://mysweetlemonadedreams.blogspot.com/
16 .Monica  http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/

Blue and Cheerful, that is what its all about for this hop!  
For my project I had Easter in mind.   I lifted this idea from another blogger , I so wish I could remember who it was  (boy I hate when that happens), Thank you to the mystery blogger !!!
I like to put together baskets for our 3 little grandsons and this was perfect.  I also got a red and orange bucket so they each will get their very own (Grandma don't want no fighting).   The bucket comes with a shovel  and I also plan on filling it with some other goodies.
The  carts  used were :.
  EveryDay Paper Dolls - Bunny  6in
  Create a Critter  -  Sun   2in
   Easter solutions  -  Eggs 1in  & Saying  2.5 in.
    Plantin Schoolbook -  Grass  2in.
Other product-  Peachy Keen Funshine Faces
                         DCWV cardstock - adhesive back
                         baby blue bakers twine
                         blue ribbon from my stash
                         white vinyl

I also have some candy to giveaway!! All you need to do is leave a comment  and a way to get a hold of you if you win.
I sure hope you've liked what you've seen so far, its time now to move on to the next  stop, which happens to be Wendy.

Thanks for stopping!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion CH# 9

Hello Everyone and welcome to another great challenge with Celebrate the Occasion.  For this week, we are celebrating Spring or Easter.  For the challenge you needed to use a punch somewhere on your project. This is such a great time of year, everything is so fresh and new, and brings such joy to everyone.  For this challenge I made an Easter card.
I really love this card and all the colors used, it is so bright and cheerful.
It's a standard A2 card, I used the Easter solutions cart for the saying and is cut at 2in. The paper used is from DCWV, the chicks are a Martha Stewart border punch and I heat embossed them with MS embossing powder.  The daisies I found in my stash and I used a white gel pen for the faux stitching on the letters.

Thanks for stopping by , please check out  the other designers , they all have some awesome creations. When you are done doing that , start creating and join in on the fun. You just need to link your project at Celebrate the Occasion's blog and you can be entered in for the prize.

Tacky Tuesday # 5

Welcome Friends!!
I'm really excited about this post.  I've been asked to be a guest designer on the Tacky Tuesday's Challenge.
Thank You Ruthie from September Ninth, I am so honored !!
 For the challenge you need to make a card with an image of a cow and  use the word  moo or udder on it.
   I really had alot of fun doing this so I hope you like it .

The recipe for the card:
Create a Critter  -  cow  -  2.25 in
                          -  2 barns  cut at 6 in. and welded together

Old West -  bale of hay - .88in
Peachy Keen Animal Faces stamps
MPS stamps  - sentiment
white gel pen-  faux stitching
Bazzill-  cardstock
Old West -  bale of hay - .88in
Peachy Keen Animal Faces stamps


Thanks for stopping by!   I really hope you join in on the fun. To submit a project head on over to  Tacky Tuesday's FaceBook page,  you have until April 26th to enter.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Winner! Winner!

The winner for the No Housework Blog hop has been chosen.  I used random.org and it picked #2  and that came from Deb from If its Groovy and she said:
WTG Mary! Thatis an ideal door knob hanger for when you need some Mary time! Good job :) Too cute for words :)

Happy Hopping and don't you open that scrap door!
Congratulations Deb and thanks again for sponsoring  this wonderful hop!! 

CH# 43- Weather

Welcome and Happy Monday to all my crafty friends out there!!
This week at PaperPlaytime  its all about weather.

 We've been having some April showers here in Minnesota  so it seemed only fitting to make a rainbow.
This card ended up being 4X6 in.  in size. I used the Hello Kitty Greetings cart, Martha Stewart Flocking and glitter on the clouds and rainbow, and a white gel pen  for the stitching.
Thanks for stopping by,  Be sure to check out what all the other designers have created, they are full of inspiration.  Please join in on the challenge, I'd love to see what you create. 


Hope you have a Rainbow Day:)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NO Housework Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the National NO Housework Day Blog Hop!   I f you have  arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem, just go back to
If It's Groovy where the hop starts and work your way through.  You may find games, prizes, projects and how-do-you-dos along the way.  If you came from Kelly's, A Day in the Life , then you are on the right track!
I hope you have had fun so far, seen some great projects and have been totally  inspired!

We celebrate this holiday be scrapping today and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!  So take the day off, put your feet up and let's hop!

For my project I chose a way to get out of housework.... I 'm really good at finding ways or an excuse!

This is a door knob hanger that you can place on the outside of your craft room.  Who says TimeOut's are only for kids... ours just don't have to be for only 5 min.  LOL !

The recipe for this project:
  DCWV-  patterned paper
  Stampin' Up-  solid cardstock, buttons
  Accent Essentials Cart -  flower (
  George Cart  -  circle (2.5in) & rectangle  (8in)
  Mickey Font  - .75in
  Plantin SchoolBook - .62in
  Viva Decor pen
  Sew Easy  and Floss-  stitching
  The lace is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping...  I hope you're still NOT doing housework!!
Oh...yeah... I almost forgot..... I have some blog candy....  gotta have some candy!!!

I have a couple packs of Kaiser Kraft stamps and,  of course, some chocolate!  Now... you don't have to be a follower to win, but would love it if you were, no pressure  (hee hee) All you need to do is leave a comment and a way to get a hold of you.  I'll be drawing the winner on Mon ,April 11, so you have 4 days to hop and maybe 4 days of no housework ?? !!

Again, Thanks for stopping by and now you can hop on over to Karel's ,One by One...and show her some love.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Feelin a Little Goofy!

Here's a card I made this weekend.  I used the Mickey & Friends cart, cutting Goofy at 5 in. The paper used was from DCWV and the ink,sentiment and embellishments are from Stampin' Up.
The challenges I'm submitting to are :
Cooking with the Cricut - Make me Laugh
Wacky Wednesday - Something Funny
Bitten by the Bug2 - Disney                                                   

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cricut Fun

 Lots of fun happening at the Cricut Swarm this weekend.  Cricut has been out shopping with us, we thought he'd help us control our spending...well.... he's not !!
At the swarm we have our magic hats and glasses on, they really get the creative juices flowing, you really have to try them !!!
We even made a guest appearance on Megan's,
Above Rubies Studio, live U-stream on Fri. nite.  How exciting is that !!    Go check it out!
Stay tuned for some more fun today