Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fall Blog Hop Winner

 What a fun blog hop, Thank you Kristin for putting this together, there was so much talent and inspiration at each stop.
  Thanks  to everyone who stopped and left such wonderful comments, they mean so much :)

The winner has been chosen by using Random Number Generator,    # 42 was picked
Kristi said...
Awesome job on the box, always love the boxes! kidshomelove at yahoo dot com  
Thanks again Everyone!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Circle Sisters "Happy Fall " Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall Blog Hop with  my Circle Sisters!
You should be coming from the very talented  Roberta . If you've just happened to come across my blog please check out each of these talented ladies blogs. You will want to start at Kristen's blog for the beginning of the hop. So sit down, relax and come join us, you do not want to miss a thing.

Fall is my favorite season.  I love the cooler temps., the crisp feeling in the air, and the view around us is unbelievable.

I love the fall colors and I tend to use them alot in my projects.  So coming  up with a project for this hop was fairly simple, at least for the colors to be used was.
 I made a  Fall gift box , my son just left for college so I thought it would be fun to fill with some goodies and  send it  his way.

Recipe for this box:   Sesame Street Seasons cart-   Box  7.78 X 9.15
                                FlowerShoppe cart  -  Leaves  3.00 & 2.50 in  layered
                                Creative Critter cart  -  Acorn  2.00 in
                                Plantin SchoolBook   - Letters  1.25 in
                                DCWV Harvest Gathering  cardstock

                                SU markers and ink  -  shading and faux stitching

Now for some candy... what's a hop without candy, right??

Just leave a comment and a way to find you if you win.  You don't need to be a follower to win but I would really love it if you were.  I'll be choosing a winner on Monday evening.

Thanks for stopping! Now head on over to Renee's , another super talented Circle Sister, and see what she has created.
  Have a great day and have fun hopping!!

Here's a list of all the stops , just in case you get lost.
1) Kristen http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
2) Michele www.michelegreen.com
3) Roberta http://www.txscrappermom.blogspot.com/
4) Mary http://www.marebearscraps.blogspot.com/
5) Renee http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/
6) Carolyn http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com/
7) Gamma http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
8) Colleen http://www.scrappycol.blogspot.com
9) DoodleDiva www.doodledivadesigns.com
10) Kimbe http://kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/
11) Lisa http://addictedtothecricut.blogspot.com
12) Gonecampn http://www.scrapcavecreations.com/
13) Momto2cuties http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/
14) Scrapalette http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/
15) Paper Memories http://papermemories4u.blogspot.com/ (New Blog)
16)Darcy http://dlmbscrapping-time2create.blogspot.com/
17)Lavendergal http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
19) HappyScrapper64 http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
20) Madylyn http://inspiredbycolor.blogspot.com/
21)Nancy http://lanancyworkshop.blogspot.com/
22)Debbie http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/
23)Tracy http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/
24)Sharon http://designsbysharon.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Round Shaped Card- CTO challenge #27

Welcome to another new challenge at Celebrate the Occasion.    Our challenge this week is to create a project for any occasion but it must be a  "Round Shape". 

I decided to celebrate friendships.   As my Grandma Tillie used to say " No matter how dented up the can, there's always a lid that fits."     My true friends are my lids in life, they accept and love me  for being me....flaws and all.    And that is the meaning of my nonperfect circle card.
The recipe for my card:
      A Child's Year cart- silhouette   3 in
      Groovy Time's cart  -  circle-  5.5 in
      DCWV cardstock
      Stampin Up stamp and ink- sentiment
      Bakers Twine
      Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder
      Stampin Up marker - faux stitching
      Ribbon is from my stash

Now we want to see what you create, but first, go to CTO's  website get inspired by the very creative and talented designers and then submit your project.

Thanks for Looking and have a Great day!!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Sketch Challenge

It's time once again for Shannon's monthly sketch at The Scrapping Stamper. Every month she creates a new sketch and there is a team of us  that does our own take on it.

Here is my take on the sketch.
 Products used : StoryBook  cart
                         SmileyCards cart
                         Simply Charmed cart
                         Stampin Up scalloped circle Punch
                         Stampin Up Dimensionals
                         CuttleBug Swirl folder
                         Viva Decor pens
                         Buttons, twine and paper is from my stash

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back to School - CTO challenge #25

Welcome to another fun challenge at Celebrate the Occasion.  This week its Team #1's  turn to be challenged  and we had to create a project for " Back to School."   Well... its been awhile for me but I do remember those days and all the excitement that happens around this time.... especially for the parents  LOL!
Anyway, On to my project

I  used an empty cartridge box,since I have a few of those laying around, and covered it with some Cosmo Cricket paper.  The pencils and apple  are cut with the  Locker Talk  cartridge and attached with pop- dots, to add some dimension.   Now, it just needs  to to  be filled  with the school necessities such as pens ,pencils, glue, erasers, etc. and off to school they go.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. I know you'll want  to be a part of this challenge so head on over there, check out all the other fabulous projects and then enter yours.  We sure would love to see it!

I'm also entering this in 2 other Back to School challenges - 
Scrapaholic By Abby
 My Sheri Crafts

Have a great day!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

"Cool off with Water " Challenge

Its time once again  for another  new challenge at  Paper Playtime.   This week we were challenge to create a project that has to do with  "cooling off with water."  I chose to do a layout and as you can see, it's  all about playing in the ocean.

I like to do 2 page layouts so I thought I'd show you both.
The recipe for the LO are:  Life's a Beach cart
                                         Summer Vacations cart
                                         Imaginisce "splishsplash"  paperline
                                         Viva Decor Glass Effect Gel pen
                                         Nestibilities small scalloped octogon
                                         twine  is from my stash

Thanks for Looking!  Don't forget to go check out what all the other designers have created, you'll be sure to be inspired.  

Friday, August 5, 2011

Berry Special

Here's a fun card I made up today  with my favorite fruit.  There is nothing better then sinking your teeth into a sweet and juicy strawberry.... Yummy!!

The recipe for this card is:
    Simply Charmed cart-  bowl of fruit ( 3 in.)
    Storybook  -  tag ( 1 in, 1.13in)
    Peachy Keen Funshine Faces
    twine & ribbon are from my stash
    Sakura white gel pen
    Stampin Up ink and marker 
    Imaginisce & A.C. - cardstock
I'll be entering this into a few challenges-
   Tacky Tuesday- Fruit or berries, must use the word BERRY
   Cricut Cardz Challenge -  Tuitti, Fruitti   use fruit
   365 Cards  - Sweet Treats, add at least 2 sweet treats to your card, one may be patterned paper

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

When Nature Calls...

I just love the Creative Critters cartridge and I've just been waiting for something to use this cut for, that skunk is sooo cute!!  My SIL, Tina, may want to hurt me after she sees this but...well.... she loves me and  I'm her scrappin buddy  :)   Tina and I were were out in Boston for 2 weeks in June and this was taken at Chapin Beach in Cape Cod.  Why I took this picture, I have  no idea,  but I sure did have fun with it.
All the paper used is from Stampin Up and the bottle caps are from my stash.  I used Campin Critters cart, the skunk cut at 3.5in  and the sign is 4.5.
I'm entering this into 2 challenges - Tattered Times and  Scrappy Mom's Stamps

Thanks for looking!