Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Good Morning Again, I am really trying to catch up on my posts. This card and box were made a couple months ago for a girl that I went to school with since Kindergarden that was getting married (she just got married this past weekend). Sorry about the poor pictures, they were taken before I got my new camera

What I Used:
Life's A Party Cartridge: Card cut at 5", rings cut at 2 ", little heart cut at 3.3"
I cuttlebuged the little heart, used white gel pen along the edge of the card and used frosted lace stickles on the ring for the diamand. For the inside I used a fiskars punch and printed the saying on my computer.
For the box I used my Crafter's Companion box Maker. Paper is from Costcos and the colours matched perfectly to the card. Inside the box was a nighty and panties as it was a personal shower. I wasn't able to go to the shower because I was sick that day so my parents dropped the present off for me.


Good morning!! I know that Father's Day has past but I am a little behind on posting my projects!! I made these cards for the daycare kids to give their dads. The ties I cut out using Wrap It Up Cartridge cut at 5". I used buttons from the dollar store and hot glued them on. The cards were cut at 5" by 7" and then I cut in the centre a staright line and then folded over the flaps to make a collar. The kids decorated a lady bug to go inside with their pictures on them (Sry I forgot to take pictures of those) and then a magnet on the back to put on their fridge.

Have a Great Day!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Me 'N' Miss Pink Cricut/ Chloe and her Clip On Koalas BIG JUNE CHEAP CHIRP GIVEAWAY

All Month long Chloe and Carlene have had a Cheap Chirp Tuesday.
This is the post: (there are also pictures so please click on the link above to see them)

Throughout this week we are having a massive giveaway this week for our loyal Cheap Chirpers! Next week will be our last Cheap Chirp Tuesday for a little while as Chloe and I have both taken on a few exciting new blog adventures and more will be revealed in the coming week!!!! 

BUT there will still be regular giveaways, Cheap Chirpy discoveries and lots of fun along the way.  

So this week, the massive Cheap Chirp prize box has to go! If you comment today on this post, and all the Cheap Chirp posts for June on mine, and Chloe's blog, you are in the running to be Cheap Chirp Winner announced next week! One Australian will win the PRIZE BOX!  

There will also be a Cartridge, Couture Creation embossing folders, Peachy Keen Stamps and some extra prizes for worldwide entries too!   

If anyone re-posts on their blog about the big June Cheap Chirp giveaway and links it to either of our blogs, let us know in the comment box and you get two extra chances. 

The Prize Box!
Cheap Chirpin prize box so far: Chalking palette, Metallic wire, Whimsical paper clips, Pentel outline markers, Bag of mixed brads, ten sheets of bazzills, 39 pieces of chipboard lettering, pearl paint pots, fake eyelashes, 20 doilies, coloured bakers twine, liquid pearls, water coloured pencils pack, pop embellishments, photo anchors, 2 metal butterfly altered rings, Easter pastel ribbon, an altered display book, corrugated cardboard, designer post-its, some bright pleather, Candi, bright embroidery thread, a 100 pk of wiggle eyes, a pack of assorted paperclip embellishments, two sets of 36 pce brads, Snag em Stamps from Imaginisce, Sea Shells and ten mixed shape Plastic canvases!

Remember for runner up's worldwide there is a Cartridge, Peachy Keens, Couture Creation embossing folders and some extra prizes!

Now head over to Chloe-and-her-Clip-On-Koalas, comment on her June #4 and you are in this huge prize draw! Good luck and thanks for Cheap Chirpin with us!

I'm not sure if I have linked you to Chloes blog but you can get there from Carlene's. They are both great girls with big hearts!!


Hey everyone I just saw this post and thought I would share it with you.

Raina from Raina's Favourite Crafty Things is having a 100 follower giveaway. Once she reaches 100 followers she is giving away this

Hurry because she is at 99 followers so 1 more and she will be drawing for the cartridge. Go check her out!! She has a great blog!!

Brothers Birthday Card

Good Morning!! My brothers Birthday is on Friday (Canada Day). He will be 25 but still loves eveything Superman. Since I don't own the Superman Cartridge I made my own.

Here is What I Used:
Everyday PaperDolls Cartridge: doll cut at 5.5", "underwear" cut at 5.5"(it's actually a bathing suit that I cut up)
PaperDoll Dress Up Cartridge: cap, shoes, hair and symbol all cut at 5.5"
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge: the letter "M" cut at .5"
Peachy Keen Stamps: Everyday Character Face Assortment, white gel pen to colour in the eyes
Black ink to stamp
Pink By Design Stamps-Take the Cake: Growing old is mandatory Growing up is optional, (thought this was perfect) Look Who's 25

This summer I am taking my daughter to Marineland and we have been telling her what animals we are going to be seeing. When we asked her what she wanted to buy "Uncle Mike" for his birthday she said "A Polar Bear" I decided to cut out a polar bear so that she could give it to him as part of his present.

I used Animal Kingdom and cut it out at 4" and used googly eyes from the dollar store.
I also took my daughter shopping on Sunday to pick things out to buy for my brother. Because he is a Canada Day baby he always gets stuff with the maple leaf on it. She bought him a key chain with a polar bear on it, a braclet and a thing to put all his keys on. I made a box for her to put the stuff in.

I used red ink and inked my daughters hand and had her randonly place her hand on a piece of paper over and over again. She thought this was fun and wanted to rub her hands together to make a mess ( but mommy was a party pooper). I used my Crafters Companion box maker and my ATG gun. 

Hope You all Have a Great Day

P.S Canada Post is No Longer On Strike YAYAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011


Melissa over at Creating From The Heart is having a huge 3 year blogaversary giveaway. Head on over there to see what you could win!! You won't want to miss out. I'll let you know she is giving away a $150 gift card to Michaels plus more!! Ends July 24 2011!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another Giveaway Alert

Hey everyone just wanted to show you some blog candy that Two Pink Peas is having!! Head over to her blog and check it out!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Giveaway Alert- Inking It Up Crazy

Kassidy over at Inking It Up Crazy has been having a month long birthday bash with projects everyday using her favourite craft items. Each day she gives away that item all you have to do is follower her rules for that day. Today she is show casing Echo Park paper and giving away a prize pack of Echo Park paper. Head on over to help her celebrate and even win some prizes!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Wendy AKA Bling Queen is having a giveaway of Mix Media go check it out and find out how to win!!


Every Third Tuesday of the month Krystal over at Getting Cricky with KAndrews has a link up party, it is a way to get to know each other and find new blogs for inspiration. Her blog has been a huge inspiration for me, not just her projects (which are great) but also her words and encouragement. She is super sweet and has a big heart. For her link up party she asks that we visit at least 10 other blogs (the five before us and the five after us). we were also asked to share a project with you as well as what we are grateful for. My project you can see in the post below ( I entered it into Krystals Simply Sunday Challenge). It is the project to date that I am the most proud of and it also shows what I am grateful for.
Not only am I grateful for my daughter but I am grateful for God's light and his word (the Bible). God wants us to shine our light for the world to see. In doing so they will see Jesus in us., and will come to know him as their personal Lord and Saviour. So please head over to the link above and show some Love.

K Andrews -Simply Sunday Challenge-Shine On/Face it

After reading the post that Krystal over at Getting Cricky had written and seeing what the challenge was for this Sunday I decided to make a project not only with a face on it but a layout with a candle on it. If you go ovet to Krystals blog you will understand why!! Here is my project

Here is what I used:
Christmas Cartridge : Candle 6"
Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge: " This Little Of Mine" cut at .8", "Light" cut at 1", Circle cut at 4"
Storybook Cartridge: background for the word light width 4.44" and height 2.1"
Peachy Keen Stamps: PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment
Pink By Design stamps: Take the Cake ( I masked out all the words except "sunshine")
Hot Glue Gun to add the dripping wax to the candle
black ink from dollar store to ink the candle base (you can't really see it in the picture)
Orange ink from the dollar store to ink the circle behind the candle and the candle's flame
Background paper is from Costcos
The words aound the circle is a scripture that I hand wrote: " Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105"

This is the first layout were I have used just one picture as well as were I hand wrote something. My daughter is a huge light in my life and others around her. She loves to sing church songs when out in public not even aware of the impact she has on strangers who hear this little girl singing about God. I want her to grow up to be in love with God. I will put this layout in her scrapbook and when she is older I hope she will understand the meaning.  Thanks for reading and looking.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby Shower Diaper Cake/Card

I made this daiper cake for a friend of mine who is having her first baby in July (wow 4 weeks away). They don't know what they are having but they have the nursey set up as a jungle theme. I made the diaper cake with that same theme in mind.

I used Create A Critter for all the cut outs.
Monkey 3"
Alligator 1.5"
Giraff 4"
Lion 2.3"
Elephant 2"
Zebra 2.5"
I put googly eyes on all the animals and I cuttlebuged the Alligator. Yellow ribbon from the dollar store. I used 66 diapers ( I think I can't remember). For about a month I bought stuff to put on the cake. There was two bibs ( "I love mommy", "I love daddy"), 2 spoons, 4 wash clothes, a bottle,  8 rings,  frog teether, 4 stuffies and a "Baby on Board" sign.

This is the card that I made to go with the present.
Here is what I used:
New Arrival Cart.: welded two diaper shirts together cut at 5" and one extra diaper shirt cut at 4.87" width and 5" height ( I used my gypsy and clicked off the little chain so that I could change the width and height seperate from each other) I cuttlebuged the single diaper shirt and added green ribbon
                             hanger cut at 5"
Just Because Cards Cart.: background for the envelope cut at 6.5"
Plantin Schoolbook Cart.: "New Arrival" cut at 1", "Tammara" cut at 1.3"
I also used my I-Rock for the little gems on the bottom of the card, for the envelope I used Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in Sunshine Yellow and just dabbed and swirled it onto a plain white envelope.

She really liked it as the shower was at the end of May. I plan on making a mini album when she has the baby (that way I can make it boyish or girly and not neutral). She doesn't know it yet though!!

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cards For the Bradley House

Good Morning!! There is still time to make cards for the Bradley House ( for women who have gotten out of Domestic Violence). For more info follow this link Faithfule Creations. I know that I have shared in a previous post a little about my story and why this is so important to me.  I decided to make 3 cards (it's been 2 1/2 years since I left. I couldn't make 2 1/2 cards so I made 3). Each card that I made is different (the only thing that I used the same was the embossing folder). I wanted to make each card unique because every women who has experience Domestic Violance has experienced it in a diffenrent way. No two stories are the same. The outside of my cards match what is on the inside. Just as our actions match what is going on in the inside of us. Proverbs 27:19 says  "As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person". How we treat others is a reflection of our hearts. If our hearts our pure then our actions should also be. However if our hearts are hardend then we will treat people horribly. My prayer goes out to the Women who have experienced Domestic Violence, but it also goes out to those who have inflicted violence. They need our prayers as well, they need a change of heart (only God can do this). So please when praying, pray for the men who have inflicted violence upon these women so that the cycle will be broken and no other women will have to suffer at the hand of these men!! Also pray that the women's hearts do not become hardend and that they become better, stronger women through this process of healing. Forgiveness is a process and I am still in that process. I have realized that I don't need to forgive him to free him, but I need to forgive to free myself.

Wow I really don't know why I am sharing this, I have really struggled to pray for my ex but know that it's the only way to stop the violence. I don't want his actions to affect anyone else the way it has affected me.  Anyways on to the cards:

Here is what I used:
Gypsy Wanderings:"Hope" cut at 1.6 ", background cut at 4"
Once Upon A Princess:butterflies cut at 1", I used frosted lace stickles on them
I also used my cuttlebug, purple gems and purple ink from the dollar store.

Here is what I used:
Chipboard: New Life, I saw this and knew it was pefect to use. I won the chipboard set on a blog a couple months ago.
Paper punch: flowers
Cuttle bug: Embedded Embossing Technique ( I glued the flowers on the background paper and then ran it throught the cuttle bug, it makes it look like the flowers are originally part of the paper.)
Ribbon I got from a birthday party goodie bag, I also inked the edges of the card with purple ink. No Cricut used:(

Here is what I used:
New Arrivals Cartridge: Foot prints cut at 1.5"
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge: works cut at.8"
Cuttlebug: Embedded Embossing Technique

The footprints poem has always been my favourite poem and I knew it would be perfect to send in a card for someone.  Thanks for taking the time to read my long post (sorry) and please follow the link at the top and make someones day!!

Have a blessed day!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Love 4 Stamps Homemade Clip It Up

Good morning everyone!! I was so excited last week when I was looking through the list of blogs that I follow and found a video made by Raven over at Love 4 Stamps. you are probably wondering what the picture above is, well I will tell you. It is actaully a 3 tier rotating shoe stand. Raven showed a video on how she turned it into a Clip it Up. Now she bought hers at Walmart for $20 but I couldn't find one at my local Walmart so I googled it and found out that Bed Bath and Beyond carries them. The only problem with that is there are no Bed Bath and Beyonds where I live. Lucky for me we were planning on going out of town yesterday and when I googled the nearest Bed Bath and Beyond it was on the same road as the other stores we were going to. When we got out of town I wanted to check other stores to see thier prices. I found another store (storage solutions) but they were $50. The lady at the store gave me a 20% off coupon but I tucked that into my back pocket and headed to Bed Bath and Beyond. My mom noticed on the door a sign that said they took other store coupons. I rushed into the store and found the shoe rack for 19.99 less the 20% coupon (cha ching) so I walked out of the store with the stand for less then $19. I put it together late last night so I haven't put the clips up or the baskets (with my savings I will get baskets at the dollar store). Wow I kind of sound like those Extreme Coupon people ( love the show and my mom has a stock pile, not anything like those on the show). Being a single mom I need to save as much as I can so every coupon helps. Here in Canada we don't have coupons like in the States, if we did I would need another house cuz I would probably be like the people on the show. Anyways head on over to Ravens blog (link above) to see the finish project. Thanks Raven for sharing your very cool and cheap storage solution!! 
Have a Great Sunday!!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Byrnn At Flairs and Frills is having a huge Giveaway!!!!

Good morning everyone (were I am it's early morning). I just wanted to let you know that Brynn over at Flair and Frills is having a 1000 follower contest with $500 in prizes. She wants to reach 1000 follower by her 30th birthday (June 30th). There are lots of ways to enter so go check out her blog to find out how. Below is the picture of what she is giving away!! If you could please let her know that Crazy4Christ sent you I would appreciate it!! Thanks

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Chick-n-Scrap 300 follower Giveaway

 Chick-n-Scrap is having a 300 follower giveaway (see my side bar for a picture of all the goodies she is giving). Also become a follower she has a great blog!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Embossing Aluminum Foil

I was browzing You Tube the other day on different ways to use the Cuttlebug and came across Stamptv. She had some really neat ideas. I thought that I would try the Aluminum foil one so this is what I made:

This is what I used
Cuttle bug embossing folder(sry there are no names on them, it's the one with the bees)
Aluminum foil
Black ink from the dollar store
White Gel Pen
Stampendous stamps Flutterfly Friends
Gems from Dollar store
Marvy Uchida Brush Marker.

I embossed the foil then inked it with black ink and rubber the extra of with the kleenex. I then stamped on a piece of paper then cut it out and placed in on the card. I really like how it looks and it is fairly easy, just don't press to hard on the foil cuz it can rip.

K Andrews Simply Sunday "Vintage Appeal"

When I fisrt saw what K Andrews Simply Sunday Challenge was I thought there was no way I was going to enter it. I have never made anything vintage before!! I then looked at what the DT made and got some inspiration. If you head over to the link above there are more details on the challange.  Here is what I made:

First I started out by punching out the flowers ( I have no idea where the punch came from, there is no name on it and I have had it for a while). I then used Tim Holtz Distress ink (Frayed Burlap) on a make-up sponge to give the flowers a more vintage look. I glued two of them together. I have seen Tim Holtz on a You Tube video crumble up his paper and then take the distress ink and ink over the paper and the ink only goes on the creases. So that is what I did for the background paper. I then had lace kicking around so I took that and added the ribbon to it and then put the flowers on top of that. The only thing I used my Cricut for was the little girl holding the bird (A Child's Year cut at 3").  I used Pink By Design Take the Cake for the sentiment
 "Have a Tweet Day"  I used the Distress ink for that as well (same colour).

I think it turned out pretty good for my first and propably last attempt at something vintage!! Head on over to KAndrews and join in the fun!!
 Have a great day!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Good Afternoon ( well at least were I live it is afternoon) I have been busy the last two days getting a card ready for a birthday that I am going to next weekend. The little girl that my mom and I look after is turning one and I have seen these type of cards (mini album) done but have never tryed one before, so this is my first attempt at it.

The two middle sections will have a picure that i took at daycare of Isabella (I just haven't gotten the picture developed yet). I used a corner punch that i will add to the pictures.

Here is what I used:
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cart.:Actual card pieces cut at 6" each (cut 6 of them and attached them with a piece of card stock)
Once Upon A Princess Cart.:
                             Cupcake cut at 1.7" gems from the dollar store
                             Balloons cut at 2.5"
                             Crowns cut at 1.3 " gem from dollar store
Plantin SchoolBook Cart.:"Happy B-Day Isabella" cut at .7"
A Child's Year Cart.: Girl with cupcake cut at 1.5"
Fabulous Finds Cart.: slide to hold tag cut at 3.1"
Pink By Design Take the Cake stamp set:"Look Who's 1", "present" stamped on tag holder
I cut the tag out by hand and used fancy scissors to cut the top and a hole punch and purple ribbon. I then inked the edges of the tag with Purple ink from the dollar store.

I really liked how it turned out, once I got the actual card together, decorating it was much easier. If you have an easier way of making this I would really appreciate it if you could share it with me (cutting 6 of them and then having to line them up on a piece of long card stock was not easy)

Have a great rest of the day!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

K Andrews Simply Sunday Challange

K Andrews is having a Simply Sunday Challenge-Pennants & Banners here is what I decided to do for that challenge:

What I used:
TBBM-banner cut at 1.5", green picture background cut at 5"
Paper Doll Dress Up- girl cut at 3.5" (gems from the dollar store on her hair and dress)
Create A Critter-present cut at 1.2"
Wrap it Up-ballons cut at 3.5"
Cupcake was cut out a while ago and I can't remember from which cart.
Today we eat cake is from Pink By Design-Take the Cake set
I inked the background for the pictures and I used the cuttlebug for the girls dress
My daughter picked out all the colours and the embossing folder I used as well as the ribbon. I wanted her input because this layout is for her 3r birthday pictures. The banner is similar to the one that did for her birthday party and had hung on the fireplace. it says her name on it (sry for the bad pictures I am trying to figure out how to use my new camera)

For more info on the Challenge follow the link above