Monday, December 26, 2011

Gift Card Holder

Good Afternoon!! I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas!! Other than my brother having to go home sick we had a good one!! This morning we got up early an went shopping. Here in Canada it is called Boxing Day sales (kind of like Black Friday). This year the stores were bare, we were in and out in no time. I had received three gift cards from Michael's for Christmas so that was my second stop this morning as they had all there cuttlebug stuff on sale for 50% off plus I had an extra 25 % off coupon so I got a few of those. As well they had there spellbinders nestabilities on for 30% off and the extra 25%. And the last thing I got there was a sizzix die for 50% off and the extra 25%!!  I bought all my daughter's stocking stuffers for next year as well as they were all 755 off at Claire's. Bought a couple sweaters and dvd\s and I think that is about it!!

Anyways I wanted to post the Gift Card holder I made for my parents for Christmas:

What I Used:
K Andrew Design Art Stamps: Winter Wishes
Snow Flake Punch:Dollar store
Red and Green ink Dollar Store
Cuttlebug Die (Halloween die and embossing folder set)
Fiskars Shell punch

Winter Wishes Buy HERE

I found this Gift Card holder on You Tube and knew I wanted to try and make one. To see how to make it please click on the link and watch the video!

Have A Great Day

God Bless


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Teachers Presents

Good Morning!! As promised I will show you today the containers that I made for my daughter's Sunday school teachers.

These probably look familiar as I made them awhile back, I just left the handles off them this time!! To see how I made them click HERE

What I used:
K Andrew Designs Art Stamps : Splashtastic Summer "Enjoy" took the "the summer" off
                                                     Winter Wishes; snow flakes

White ink
Black ink
two circles (sry can't remember what I used to cut them)
ribbon (dollar store)
hole punch
chocolate kisses

Splashtastic Summer Buy HERE

Winter Wishes Buy HERE

These are so easy and fun to make and can be filled with any little treat!!

Have A Great Day

God Bless


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kathy's Cozies

Good Afternoon!! I was excited today when my mom brought the mail in!! I have been waiting all last week for this to come!!

It's a cozie for my E2!! About a month ago I won this from Kathy's Cozies blog from a Disney Blog Hop that was hosted by Melissa from Disney Dreamer Designs (it was her birthday) and Shawn from Crafty Chics (also My DT Sister over at Getting Cricky With K Andrew) Kathy makes so many different cozies and does an amazing job. Here is a list of the cozies she makes

Quilted Dust Cover Cozies for:
Cricut Imagine machines
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cake machines
Cricut Create/Personal Cutter machines
Cricut Cake Mini machines
Cricut E2 machines
Cuttlebug machines (old and new styles)
Cord bags
Gypsy Cozies
Cuttlebug Plate Bags
Scrap Bags
Big Shot
Scrap bags
Big Kick
Big Shot Express
Flip Camera
Cell Phone Cases
iPod Touch Cozies
Custom Sewing Machine Cozies

The only reason mine took a month was because it was Thanksgiving in the States when I won it plus I live in Canada it always takes way longer for me to get my orders!!

Thank you so much Kathy for such a cute cozie!!

Go check out some of the other ones she has made, you will also want to buy one or more. With my cricut expression I never really noticed dust but with my E2 it is ways dirty so I am so thankful for this Cozie!!

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless


Simple Birthday Card

Good Morning!! Today is my Aunts Birthday and we got invited to her boyfriends house for supper to celebrate. I asked my daughter to help me make her a card. She picked out the colours, embossing folder and the ribbon.

What I Used:
K Andrew Design Art Stamps : Winter Wishes "Happy"
                                              Coffee and Tea For you & Me "Birthday"
Cuttlebug Folder: Once Upon A Princess set "cupcakes"
Purple Ink
Purple ribbon
Cuttlebug die: not sure of the name

Winter Wishes buy HERE

Coffee & Tea For You & Me Buy HERE

This was a very simple card to make as my daughter did the embossing, I cut out two of the dies and stamped on them and ran ribbon through them and taped them to the back of the embossed card stock and then added it to the card.

Have A Great Day

God Bless


Monday, December 19, 2011

Another Christmas Card

Good Afternoon! Yesterday was the children's production at church. Each class did a small part, they had a Christmas tree and each class had a different ornament to hang on it with a story behind them. My daughters class was Ginger Bread cookies. the story was that just like mom's and dad's make the cookies God made us. I wasn't sure if my daughter was actually going to go up on stage as she usually clings to me. For a couple weeks now they have been practising their song and my daughter had it memorized after the first time she heard it. My mom had to bribe her by telling her she would give her a surprise if she was brave and went up on stage. not only did she go on stage but she did a sole (wasn't suppose to but she started singing the song before the other kids were ready) we got the whole thing on video it was so cute, one little boy was waving his hands at her and telling her to stop and when she didn't he put both hands on his head and shook his head. 

Here is the song (sung to the tune of "I'm a little tea pot")

I'm a little person growing tall (raise hands up)
I'm very big but once I was small (crouch down)
God made me special with His own hands (cup hands as if molding clay)
and I know Jesus is my best friend (hug yourself)

I made a card and container for the teachers for a thank you present.

What I Used:

Just Because Cards Cartridge: card 4.1"
Twinkle Toes Lite Cartridge: speak bubbles 2" and 1.5"
Black ink
K Andrew Designs Art Stamps: Winter Wishes, "Merry Christmas", swirls

Winter Wishes Buy HERE

I believe that this is actually suppose to be an envelope but I figured I would use it as card. I measured the card to get the inside piece. I made a belly band for it to keep it shut.  Wednesday I will show you the containers I made for them.

Have A Great Day

God Bless


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Seasons Greetings

Good Morning!! Wow one week before it's Christmas Eve, I have alot left to do, including finishing up presents and cards as well as wrapping all the presents. I will be a very busy lady this weekend!! I did manage to get one card done yesterday while the kids slept. The card is for my Aunt and her boyfriend for Christmas

What I used:

Cuttlebug embossing folder: Snowflakes
Cuttlebug Embossing Die: 2x2 from the Halloween set
Blue and White Ink
Snow Flake Punch From Dollar Store
Blue Ribbon Dollar Store
Stickles: Frosted Lace
Pop Dots 
Winter Wishes Buy HERE
This card I whipped up in less than 20 minutes.  I have always loved blue for Christmas instead of red and green. I inked the paper with white ink after I embossed it to bring the snowflakes out. I used the stickles in the centre of the snowflake punch outs to add a sparkle to them.

Please don't forget about the hop going on right know over at Getting Cricky With K Andrew, there are alot of inspiration over then from my fellow DT sisters and it was the first hop that I have ever been in!

Have A Great Day

God Bless


Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting Cricky "Snow Much Fun" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to the rest of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Patty from "Creative Diva", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from JoAnn's blog then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard,  please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring the  Winter Wishes Set.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

What I Used:
K Andrew Design Art Stamps : Winter Wishes (Snow Fun) and Snowflakes
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Beep Beep
Cuttlebug Die: from Happy Halloween embossing folder set (2x2)
Simply Charmed Cartridge: Pinguins 3.5"
3 Birds on Parade Cartridge: Santa Hat 5.9"
Blue Ink from Dollarstore
Blue Ribbon
Snow Flake Punch from Dollarstore
White flocking on the hats

November 18th was the first snow fall this year where I live and my daughter was so excited. There was only about 1/2 inch of snow but my daughter wanted to go outside and make snow angels!! I decided to take pictures and when I saw the theme for this months hop I knew it would be perfect for a layout. We haven't had much snow since, which is fine with me. I am not much for cold weather, it seems I am sick for most of the winter.

I hope this shows you that you can use Stamps on layouts and not just cards. I have a few more layouts that I will be making using K Andrew Stamps in the next few days.

Now you can hop on over to your next stop:

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


3 Girl Jams Giveaway

Good Morning!!  3 Girls Jam has a special promotion right know on their crinkle ribbon, buy 2 bundles get one free (until the end of Dec.)!! They also do free shipping to the US and Canada (YAYA). They are also doing a giveaway on there blog right now, so hop on over there to check out how you can win some great crinkle ribbon!

Have A Great day

God Bless


Don't forget to stop by Getting Cricky With K Andrew tonight at 9p,m EST for the "Snow Much Fun" Hop

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sherrie Scraps With Passion Giveaway

Hello Again!! I just came across Sherrie Scraps With Passion's blog and she is having a giveaway!! She is giving away the Winter Frolic Cartridge which is a must have for this time of year, I know it is top on my list of wants!! She will be announcing the winner on Dec.19th (must be US or Canadian resident)

Head on over to her blog and see how you can enter!!

Have A Great Day

God Bless


SnowMen With The Kids

Good Afternoon! Today with the daycare kids we decided to make snowmen with them/for them!! My daughter is the oldest at 3 1/2 and the others are 2, and 1 1/2 so we kind of made them for them. my daughter made most of hers by herself. 

My Daughter's
What We Used:
3 foam balls
tooth pick painted orange (nose)
black marker (eyes and mouth)
wooden dowel (to attach foam balls)
Pipe cleaners (arms)
Gems (buttons)
Ribbon (scarf)
Communion Cups from Church (hats), painted black

I really think these would be super cute in all different sizes and put into a foam rectangle and made into a winter scene of snowmen family!! Hope this gives you some ideas for crafts for the holidays to do with the kids!!

Have A Great Day

God Bless


P. S
Don't forget there is a Hop going on tomorrow night at 9p.m EST starting at Getting Cricky With K Andrew "Snow Much Fun"!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Background Paper Using K Andrew Design Stamps

Good Morning!! I just wanted to post you a picture of some background paper that I made using K Andrew Designs Art Stamps.

What I used:
K Andrew Design Art Stamps : Winter Wishes (snowflakes)
                                                   Sweet Wishes mini set (red and white swirls)
Red and Green ink from Dollar store

Winter Wishes Buy HERE

Sweet Wishes Mini ( free with $20 purchase)

You can make any pattern you like with just these two stamps, there are other images on the Winter Wishes set you can make background paper with. This is just a small piece of paper but you could do a full 12x12  for scrapbooking or use it on your cards. I love the little images on this stamp set because they can be used in so many ways!! I have a few more projects using the little snowflake as well as the star from this set that I will be posting in the next little while.

Have A Great Day

God Bless


Monday, December 12, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop This Friday

Good Afternoon!! Just wanted to stop by quickly and let you know that there is a blog hop happening this Friday at 9p.m EST starting at Getting Cricky With K Andrew, it is the first hop that I will be in as part of the Getting Cricky DT. Also with every purchase of $20 or more of K Andrew Design Art Stamps you will recieve a free mini set (merci or sweet wishes). There is also gift wrapping and expediting shipping available. So what are you waiting for hop on over to the store HERE and pick up a few sets for a loved one and who are we kidding you know you will be buying some for yourself!! There are also $15 gift cards available as well, great for blog candy or loved ones so they can pick out there own set!! Hope to see you Friday for the hop!!

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Have A Great Day

God Bless


Saturday, December 10, 2011

What A Haul!!

Good Afternoon!! O my goodness today was the first day I have left the house in a week!! My mom wanted to go to Michael's to get chocolate melts for her Christmas baking and I never pass up a chance to go there!! Boy O Boy am I ever glad I did. I always see the clearance bin and the last couple months there hasn't been anything good in them. I spotted what looked like scrapbooks and picked one up, it was a message board, I looked at the price and had to take a double look $2!! I picked up two of those. I was going to try and make one but couldn't for that price!! I also saw these grocery size bags full for $2. I took a peek in them and saw something that really caught my eye so I bought 2 of them. I got them home and opened them up and couldn't believe it 4 packages of STICKLES!!! WOW can't believe it, below are the pictures I took of the stuff in the 2 bags.

2 memory boards

2 bags full of loop

stickers, rubbons,recollection paper

frog, pig and fish magnets, lip gloss rings


12 packages of blue paper clips
5 packages of red paper clips

9 packages of rose paper clips
8 packages of heart paper clips

8 packages of pencils

7 packages of mirrored guitar stickers
13 packages of mirrored heart stickers
14 packages of mirrored cross stickers

5 IPhone cases,plastic pumpkin,harmonica,notebook
fondant knives and scented pencil

I would say I got my money's worth LOL!! Now to find a place of all this stuff, who knows maybe there will be a giveaway in the new year, see anything you like??

Have A Great Day

God Bless



Corner Book Mark

Good Morning!! This weekend is going to be filled with Christmas baking and decorating the Christmas tree!! I don't know if I will have too much time for crafting:( I have several projects that I have yet to post on here so I won't run out of  crafts to share!! This Morning I wanted to share with you a step by step of how I made a corner book mark. When I saw the ones that are exclusive to the Cricut Craftroom I thought about buying the download but then figured I could make them without the cricut. below I will show you how to do it yourself!! I'm a single mom so anywhere I can save money I will!!

4 by 4 piece of paper

score from point to point as shown

cut out one section of triangle

fold one section up to the opposite corner

do the same with the other side so that you get a triangle.
tape the bottom piece down making sure you leave a little pocket

decorate as you wish

I used a K Andrew Design Art Stamp Set for the word READ. any ideas as to what set I used. bet you will never guess!! Ok ok I will show you

Winter Wishes buy HERE

Yup that's right Winter Wishes!! I took the "R" from "Bright" "E" from "Nice", "A" and "D" from "holidays". I used tape to mask out the letters I didn't want. I used another piece of green paper to stamp it on (just incase I messed up) and then once I was done stamping I cut it out used pop dots and added it to the book mark. I then added the 4 gems (dollar store) and then did the white stitching around the whole thing (white gel pen). I told you the other day that this stamp set could be used for more then just Christmas. Because alot of the words are the same size you can mask out any letter or letters you want and make your own words like I did!! I have a whole list of words you can make with just this one stamp set that hopefully in the next little while I will beable to put to use!! Just to give you some examples: Good Night ( "G" from "bright" "O" and "D" from" Holidays" to make "Good",  and for "Night" take the "BR" off the "bright" and add the "N" from "Nice")
You can take the "W" and the "ES" off "Wishes" and add the "F" from "Fun" and make the word "Fish" and then put "Fish Kisses" These are just a few, if you can see any more feel free to message me and maybe you will see me use them. You can also pick up this set and the others over at K Andrew Designs.

Have A Great Weekend!!

God Bless


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Candy's Craft Corner

Good Evening!! I just wanted to quickly let you know that Candy from Candy's Craft Corner is having a HUGE Christmas Giveaway:

Giveaway has a few rules and ends on December 15th so head on over to Candy's blog HERE to see what you need to do!!

Have A Great Night

God Bless


Punch Wreathe

Good Morning!! I am feeling much better, I just have a stuffy nose but at least the pain and sweats are gone!! Today I would like to show you a simple wreathe that I made using a 1" circle punch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink:Bundled Sage, double sided tape, hot glue gun, ribbon, black and red ink and of course K Andrew Design Art Stamps :Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes Buy HERE

I punched out 15 circles in white cardstock, I then formed a circle with them and glued them down, I then took the distress ink and ink the wreathe, I stamped the sentiment and added the snowflakes in red ink. I then made a bow out of the red ribbon and hot glued it on. I also hot glued the ribbon onto the back of the wreathe. I have hung this on my craftroom door knob, you could make several of these and hang them on your Christmas tree. These are easy enough that you could have your children help you out as well, I know my daughter loves to use the 1" circle punch. This stamp set is perfect for this time of year it has everything you need to make beautiful cards and layouts stand out just a bit more. but don't limit it to just Christmas there are so many other occasions it can be used (birthday, thank you just because ect.). It is now back in stock (see it's so popular Kristal just can't seem to keep it in her store), to get your hands on this set and the many others pop over to K Andrew Designs and make a purchase, you will not regret it!!

Happy Shopping!!

God Bless