Saturday, May 28, 2011


I am entering this layout in the What's Your Summer Blog Hop that is being hosted by Ashley's Scrappin Palace.

What I used:
A Child's Year: Umbrella cut at 5", girl cut at 3", stars cut at 1", backgrounds for pictures cut at 5"
I inked the edges of the picture backgrounds with green ink from the dollar store and used pop dots on the stars. The background paper is from Costco's and is perfect for the summer theme.

If you want to enter the challange and play along in the hop then just go to the link above. The hop dates are May 28 and 29th.

Friday, May 27, 2011


For those of you who have never been to K Andrew's blog I would really recommand going over there and checking her blog out, she always has uplifting messages and stories and blog candy!! Right know she is giving away 6 sets of My Pink Stamper stamp sets!! As well as a very encouraging message!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Please head over to this Link This is just a part of what is going on at FaithFul Creations:

 Help me give the gift of hope. Send a card, with purple as the main color and a hand-written note to a woman in need on the inside. Every person who sends a card gets one entry into the basket drawing. But wait there’s more….receive additional entries for each dollar donation you make to the Bradley Angle House. Send a card with a $100 donation and receive ONE HUNDRED entries into the gift basket drawing. Trust me…you DO NOT want to miss out on your chance to win this basket. Maybe I’ll post a sneak peek of the basket once I get all the sponsor contributions in!!!

The card will go to a woman who has experience Domestic Violence. I am posting about this not to win Blog candy but to help woman in a situation that is similar to something that I went through. 2 1/2 years ago I got out of a marriage that was emotionally, physically, mentally and spirtaully abusive. It wasn't until things got really bad and I had my daughter'ss saftey to think about that I finally had the courage to get out. God gave me a great family that has taken us in and kept us safe. They even sold their house which I grew up in so that my ex wouldn't find us. Everyday is a struggle to not let fear get the best of me. I am sharing this because not alot of woman in my situation have a place to go or feel like they can tell their family about what is going on. But there are people out there that will gladly help you get out.  It takes time to get through all of the emotional stuff and I am still going though it. I pray that if anyone is in that situation that they will have the strength to get out and not believe the lies that the abuser tells them. I really don't want to have to use my story to help other woman ( i don't want anyone to have to go through what i went through) but I know that God has a reason for what happened and that he will use it in some way. I guess that is why I am sharing this right know, if you are reading this and in that situation, then my prayer for you is that God will be with you and help you and show you the way out!!! If you are reading this and got out then I encourage you to send a card and help someone in need. you never know how your thoughts and words could touch someone else. People are more open to people who can relate to them.

Thanks for taking the time to read

God Bless

Monday, May 23, 2011


Good morning today is the day for voting on the Cricut facebook page for the Craftiest mom. You can vote once per day and it ends May31st. The prize is the Anniversary Edition E2. I entered the following project:

VOTE HERE! if this link doesn't work then you can...... go to the Cricut Facebook page and on the left hand side you will see Contests, click on it. You will then click on Vote Now it will show all the entres. I am on page 4 right know but earlier when I looked on was on page 6 so I don't know if it changes. you can look for the picture above and it is called Homemade by Kristan. Please share it with friends and family and ask them to vote. I would really really really appreciate it!!  Thanks and have a great day!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Creative Time:Throw Back Thursday Challenge

I am entering this layout into My Creative Time Throw Back Thursday Challenge. The challenge was to use Doodlecharm Cartridge and the colour blue. You can head on over to her blog to enter, you have until Wednesday the 18th. Here is what I made:

Here is what I used:
DoodleCharms Cartridge: Castle 4"
                                        Seahorses 1.5"
                                        Background for Picture 6.6"
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge: Words 1"
Cupcake Wrappers Lite Cartridge: Crown 2"
I also used I-rock for the crown and a white gel pen for the castle and seahorses. I used paper from Home Sense. I used Metallic Crocket Thread from Michaels on the background pieces.

I will adding two pictures of my daughter in her dress up princess costumes to this layout once I get them printed.

K Andrews Simply Sunday Challenge-Retro Daddy!!

I made this card and I am entering it into K Andews Simply Sunday Challenge-Retro Daddy.

What I used:
Nifty Fifties Cartridge: T.V cut at 5.6"
Wild Card Cartridge: Happy Father's Day cut at 4.6"
Locker Talk: Computer cut at 4.2"
I also used my 1" punch to cut holds along the edge of the card.
Paper is from a pack that I got at Costco's

This will be my father's day card for my dad, he is a computer tech.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Giveaway over at Creating From The Heart (Keepsakes By Melissa)

Creating From The Heart (Keepsakes by Melissa) is having a great giveaway!! She is giving away a Martha Stewart Punch as well as a $100 Gift Card to Michaels. Head on over to her blog to see the rules for this Blog Candy and check out her work too!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Simply Sunday:Sew Fabulous Challenge

I made this card for KAndrews Simply Sunday: Sew Fabulous Challenge
 Head on over to the link to view the challenge. it ends on May 14th. here is what I made:

I used Nifty Fifties Cartridge for the following:
Dress stand cut at 4"
Dress cut at 3" (this was a mistake I used my gypsy and didn't have the same measurements for the dress and dress stand but didn't want to recut everything)
Sewing machine cut at 1.5"
Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the words cut at 1"
I used paper from Michael's recollection collection
ribbon from the dollar store
Cuttlebug for embossing the blue back ground
white gel pen for the stitching around the edges
Frosted lace stickles on the dress

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Daughter's 3rd Birthday!!!

Wow what a crazy weekend. My daughter's Birthday fell on Mother's Day this year so we had a whole weekend of celebration. Saturday we spent the afternoon at that zoo, where my daughter was climbing up the rock wall (no fear in my child). We took her trike so she could ride around on it. Sunday we went to church came home for Sierra to have a nap and then went to my uncle's house for an open house for mother's day/my grandma's birthday (which is today)!! Then we came home and set up for my daughter's family party.  Here are some pictures from the party:

Sierra with her Birthday Cake made by Myself and my Mom

Banner That I Made

Sierra' Birthday Card I made

We used the giant cupcake pan as well as medium size cupcake pan to make the little houses. I used Wilton gum paste for the butterfly's, windows, door and flowers. The butterfly was cut using the Cricut Cake Machine using Gypsy Wandering Cartridge (sry can't remember the size), flowers were done using a cookie cutter. and the door and windows I did by hand. Grass from the dollar store

I used Doodlecharm Cartridge for the inner circles (hid the hole) cut at 2.7"
Tags, Bags, Boxes and more for the flowers ( hid the hole again) cut at 5.5"
Plantin Schoolbok Cartridge for the letters cut at 1.8"
Once Upon A Princess Cartridge to cut the princess out at 2.5 and the cupcake in her hand cut at 1"
I used a star shaped hole punch to make holes for the ribbon the go through. Sorry the picture is so far away I couldn't get a really good close up.

Sierra' Birthday Card:
Create a Critter Cartridge:Monkey (1.8"0
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge: Barrel (5")
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge: Happy Birthday and 3 (1")
Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character Face Assortment
White Gel Pen for adding to the words

If my weekend wasn't crazy enough we had a kids party yesterday (Monday) for my daughter with a few kids that my mom and I babysit. Here is a picture from that:

Sierra with here Caterpillar cake made my my mom

For this cake we used silicone cupcake liners and baked the cupcakes and iced them in different colours and then placed them on a tray in the shape of a caterpillar. We used sour gummies for the legs and hard candies for the mouth. Googly eyes came from the dollar store. I piped green icing onto the board to look like grass. There was also sugar free gummie butterflies in the "grass". I got the Happy Birthday from the dollar store, it lights up and plays the happy birthday tune.
 So glad that this celebration is over until next year when my no so much a baby anymore turns 4:(

Blogger Update Tempory Solution

For those of you who are having trouble seeing the blogs you follow (blogger updates). I found out that you can go to your Dashboard and at the bottom (under tools and resources) click on Google Reader. You can see all the blogger updates there. On the left hand side click on all items 1000+ and you can see all the updates!!! The only thing is you can't comment on the blogs this way. I found if I open another window then go to my dashboard and click on manage then you can see all the blogs you follow. I just click on the blog I want to comment on and do so. It's a little more work but hopefully they will get the problem fixed. If you have questions please feel free to ask!! Hope this helps!! Thanks to for posting the comment on blog about how to get updates. If you have time go over these blogs they are really great!!

Giveaway Alert

Head on over to she is having a giveaway for her birthday. She is adding new goodies for every 10 new followers. Her goal is to reach 300 followers by the 16th of May and she will add the Cricut Nursery Rhymes Cartridge. She is almost there and needs your help.

Here is what she is giving away so far:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Challenge # 10 - Card or layout with a pet

Ok so this is my last project for National Scrapbook Day Challenge. I wasn't going to do this pet one, because I don't have a pet but my daughter really wants a rabbit and when I opened my mail today I had received the Zooballoo Cartridge with the Peachy Keen Stamps  ABC Animal Faces from Chloe over at I won this from one of her challenges and was so excited to get it. So when I saw the cute rabbit I had to make a card.

I only used th Zooballoo Cartridge and cut the rabbit out at 3" and the grass at 2.3". I used a corner punch to get the tiny yellow flowers to put in the grass. I used brown Flock on the rabbit's ears and feet. A googly eye from the dollar store and I wrote out the words " Hoppin Over To Say Hello" on green cardstock.

Hop you enjoy!!

Challenge #8-Summer Themes Project

Ok so I know I said I wasn't doing anymore challenges over at but I decided since she still has it opened until tonight that I would do two more. So for challenge number 8 I made a summer card:

I always loved canoeing when I was younger (I did it every summer while camping), so I made a card using:
Everyday Paper Doll Cartridge: life jacket ( 2.5" ), person (2.5"  ), hair ( 2.5" )
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge: water  (1.65" )
Just Because Cards Cartridge: canoe  (1.5")
I used a punch for the sun as well as frosted lace stickles. I used my cuttlebug on the water. I used Peachy Keen Stamps for the face (everyday character face assortment). I then just wrote the words "Hello Sunshine" on orange cardstock.


I am having trouble seeing all the blogs I follow!! Usually when it happens I refresh and it fixes the problem, but it is not working! If anyone sees that I have won something then can you please let me know so that I don't miss out!! Also if you know how to fix the problem please share!!


Hopefully it will work soon!!

Challenge #12- Make a scrapbook page, card or other with a Kids theme

I made this layout for the National Scrapbook Day Challenge. I tried to get it posted yesterday but my daughter woke up from her nap and we had to go out to celebrate mother's day with my dad's side of the family. So anyways here is the layout I did:

Here is what I used:
Locker Talk Cartridge- scissors (2"),paint brush and paint (4"),crayons (1.5")
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge-words (1")
Accent Essentails-frames for pictures (5.65")
I used frosted lace stickles on the paint cut to add demention. I used brown flock to the end of the paint brush to make it look more like a paint brush. For the background paper for the words I used paint dabbers to make it look like paint was splattered on it.

Wow this was the last challenge that I did. if you go to My Pink Stamper you will see that there was 12 challenges. I chose to do only 7 of them because of time and because I wanted to do projects that I would actually use. Hope you enjoyed!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Challenge 11-Pink, Green and Black

I made this card for the National Scrapbook Day challenge. The challenge was to use pink, green and black (all my favourite colours) in a project. Here is what I made:

I used my cuttlebug to embossed the black card and then took a strip of dark pink and glued it on the edge of the card. I then took a flower punch and cut out 4 pink flowers, I took a smaller flower punch and cut out the green flowers for the centre. I hand cut the green stems and tied a pink ribbon around it!! Very simple card to make!!
On to the last Challenge that I did!!

Challenge # 9-Glitz,Glam and Glitter

I made this card for the National Scrapbook Day Challenge. This is what I did:

Here is what I used:
I cut out a piece of card stock and embossed it with my cuttlebug. I then inked the raised image purple. I cut the butterfly out at 3" using Birthday Cake Cartridge. I used gems from the dollar store and a white gel pen as well at stickles ( frosted lace). I stamped the words Happy Day on it (from Michaels)

On to the next challenge!!

Challenge #7-Scrapbook Page

 I made this scrapbook page for This was the easies challenge for me since I needed to make a scrapbook page anyways for my daughters album!! her is what I did:

I used:
The Sesame Street  Friends Cartridge for oscar (4.5") Plantine SchoolBook Cartridge for the words "I heart Trash" (1") I used Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge for the garbage bags (15") I used distress ink (frayed Burlap) on the paper under the words. I cut up little pieces of green, brown and orange for the trash. I used a white gel pen and ribbon on the garbage bags. ( the cut is suppose to be santa's sack but I tweeked it).

On to the next challenge!!

Challenge #5-Any 3-D item

I made this explosion box for National Scrapbook Day Challenge. The challenge was to make anything 3-D or add a 3-D item to a scrapbook page or card. Here is what I chose to do:

I used my box maker to cut this box out!! For the word Sweet I used Gypsy font (1.74") and for the cupcake I used Gypsy Wanderings (3") The butterfly was also cut using Gypsy Wanderings (3") The flowers I used a punch.

On to the next Challenge!!

Challenge #4- Make something with a Mother's Day Theme

I made this card for National Scrapbook Day Challenge. The challenge was to make something with a mother's day theme. I chose to do a card, which I was going to do anyways since it is Mother's day!!! here is what I made:

For this I used:
Wild Card Cartridge for the card and cut it out at 5.5"
The flowers are from Create A Critter Cartridge and cut at 3"
I hand cut all the stems and tied them with a ribbon and then used glue
dots to put the flowers on. I then used stickles in 3 different colours
for the centre of the flowers, cotton candy, baby blue and frosted lace.
My mom has had the stamp Happy Mothers Day for a while so I used it

On to the next challenge!!

Challenge #1-Anything Cupcake

I did this card for the National Scrapbook Day Challenge. The first challenge was to make anything Cupcake. Here is what I did:

Sorry the picture isn't the greatest, I need to get a new camera!! I used a stamp I got from the $1.50 bin at Michaels and stamped it using purple and green ink from the dollar store. I took green i-rocks and put them on the green cupcakes and used purple gems from the dollar store on the purple cupcakes. I wrote each letter of my daughters name on the cupcakes. On to the next challenge!!

My Critter Creations: Awesome Giveaway please go to this link and help My Critter Creations reach 100 followers, if she reaches 100 in 2 weeks starting on the 25th of April she is giving away a Cartridge. So go check it out!!

Have a Great Mothers Day!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cricut-tastic Award

I just want to thank Crystal over at Little Creations for giving me the Cricut-tastic Award. Here are the rules for the Cricut-tastic Award:
Your blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic. Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

Here are the 5 cricut related things about myself:
1. I just got my cricut expression ( my first cricut machine ever) not quite a year ago.
2. I never use my expression without my gypsy
3.I have never paid full price for a cartridge (cheapest $17 most $40)
4.The first cartridge that I bought was Wild Card
5. I own 31 cartridges (including the ones preloaded on my gypsy)

Here are the 10 people I think have Cricut-tastic blogs!!

A side note: I have not forgot about the stylist award that I received. I have been sick for the last month and am just starting to feel better. I am half way done picking bloggers for this award, I am trying to find people who don't have this award already, which is not easy. Also my dashboard is not letting me view alot of the blogs I follow. So please be patient, I should have the post up by the end of next week.

Take care and have a great Mothers Day!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Paper Love Giveaway!!!

Over at My Paper Love she is having a giveaway for reaching 150 followers!! Head on over to her blog to get a chance to win the Simply Charmed Cartridge. She will be picking a winner on May 31st.