Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thank You Card

Good Morning!! Well I am off for the rest of the week as I took my daughter to the doctors for a bad cough and found out she has an ear infection and pink eye!! I have to keep her away from the daycare kids so I am in my little basement apartment with her for the next two days!! I thought this would be the perfect time to post my thank you card that I made for a special someone (it's in the mail as of yesterday), I hope she likes it!! I don't know if anyone else had a message on there blog saying that blogger was going to be updating as of April "click her to update now"? Well I updated and it is taking some getting use to!!

What I Used:
K Andrew Designs Art Stamps : Winged Things
Memento Ink :Tuxedo Black
Ditto Stamp (sry there are no names on these stamps)
Prismacolor water colours pencils
1 " circle punch
ribbon from my stash
Ek Success Corner Rounder

Winged Things Buy HERE

Ok so you see where the Thanks is.... well when I coloured in my image the flower under the thanks I had coloured in too dark compared to the rest so I covered it up with the Thanks instead of starting all over again!!

I am entering this into 2 challenges:

Craft Your Passion Challenges :Challenge 103: Monochromatic

Celebrate the Occasion : Challenge 56: Thank You

Have  A Great Day!!

God Bless!!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Lollipop Holder For Some Challenges

Good Afternoon!! So not only did I get into my craftroom yesterday morning but I also got about 20 minutes last night as well!! Because of the time crunch I have been doing alittle scrap lifting!! Today's project came from Michelle over at Scrappin With My Bug. I love the lollipop holders that I have been seeing around but could never quite figure out the measurements. Michelle has a video on her blog showing how to make it and it is so simple!! She made very elegant ones but I wanted to make springy kids ones.

Here is my take on it:

What I Used:
K Andrew Design Art Stamps : It's Valentines
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black & Grape Jelly
EK Success: Flower Punch
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper:Cloud
Bakers Twine
Hole Punch
Sugarless Lollipop

K Andrew Designs

I think this turned out super cute!! I am planning on making them for the daycare kids. My daughter doesn't have sugar because there is Diabetes on the other side of the family so once in awhile she gets sugarless lollipops.

I am entering this into two challenges:

DL.ART: Thankful Thursdays : Flowers

Little Scrap Pieces : Use yellow

Hope to get more crafting time in tomorrow and Thursday!!

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge and Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge

Good Afternoon!! Happy Birthday to me!! Today I turn 27! I celebrated my birthday yesterday by going to Chuck E Cheese. I know not exactly a grown up thing to do, but I have a 3 year old and it is my only full weekend with her so I figured I would take her some where to have some fun!! She loved it and I took lots of pictures!! Anyways it has been a busy week and it was suppose to be my week to be part of the Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew. However I didn't get a chance to be in my craft room all week and yesterday I was out of town. I finally got in my craft room for about 20 minutes this morning before church. My birthday present to myself!!

What I Used:
K Andrews Designs Art Stamps : Food For Thought
Martha Stewart Ribbon
Martha Stewart Punch: Doily Lace
Button From Dollar Store
Brad From Dollar Store
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Big Scalloped Circles large
Cuttlebug Die (for handles)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Seeing Spots
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black

Food For Thought Buy HERE

This idea came from another blog The Little Blue Room the post is from 2009 but when I saw it I knew I wanted to make one. It was so easy to make, like I said I was only in my craft room for 20 minutes!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Getting Cricky With K Andrew : Simply Sunday: Easter Blessings

Hiding In My Craft Room : Hideous Paper

Here is a look at the paper (both sides)

Second picture is what the inside of the bag looks like. The paper is from Costco and I don't know who made it but sorry all the double sided paper does not coordinate at all. I seemed to have turned this paper into a cute little Easter Treat Bag!!

Please head on over to Getting Cricky With K Andrew to see what the other fabulous Design team members made and join in on the challenge!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Also head over to Hiding in My Craft Room to see what she made using her "Hideous" paper and join in on the fun!!

Have A Great Day!! (I know I will Cheese cake Yummm!!)

God Bless!!


Friday, March 23, 2012

MIA and A Card

Good Morning!! As you may have noticed I haven't posted all week:(  We started looking after two new children so my craft room is no longer my own. It is being shared with a play pen for nap time. This coming week should be alot better as our part time little girl will actually be part time next week (we had her 4 days a week these past two weeks). I have still been able to use my computer to leave comments on other blogs just no time to be in the craft room. Once summer comes it will be alot better as the two new girls won't be with us as there parents are teachers. We will be down to 1 full time and 2 part time. Come September we will have 2 full time and 1 part time. Right now there are 2 mom's pregnant, one due in June and the other September. We will be looking for at least one more child to look after. Sorry for my rambling just wanted to let you know why I haven't post a project in the last week.

Here is a card that I made a while back, sorry I don't have all the details on it as I lost my paper work that had all the details.

What I do know about this card:
K Andrew Art Design Stamps : Coffee & Tea For You & Me "a Latte"
                                                    Owly Hoo "Thanks"
                                                    Coffee & Tea Time "coffee cup"
                                                                                     "coffee beans"
Ek Success Corner Rounder
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Big Scalloped Circle Large
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Eight
Sorry I can't remember the name of the ink (it's Memento)
And the Circle I believe is a Sizzix's die 

Coffee & Tea for you & Me Buy HERE

Owly Hoo Buy HERE

Coffee & Tea Time Buy HERE

Wow I guess I did alright from memory!! I sent this card with two others to Chriss from Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou. She is sell a bunch of cards to raise money for Relay for Life and asked her followers to send cards to her and in return our names would go into a draw for a homemade ATG stand (made by her husband) and an ATG. You still have until April 6th to get your cards to her. For more details please go HERE.

Have A Great Weekend ( I know I will it's my BIRTHDAY on Sunday)

God Bless!!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ugly Card For A Little Bit Of Bling Giveaway

Hello Again!! This is my second post for today!! Julie over at A Little Bit Of Bling showed us a card that she thought was ugly and asked us to post a card we made and thought was ugly. Here is a card I made and never posted because the idea in my head never quite looked like it was suppose to on paper!!

What I Used:
K Andrew Designs Art Stamps : It's Valentines Day "A Love Note"
                                                     I Heart You "for You"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Seeing Spots
Spellbinders Nestabilities : Big Scalloped Circles Large
Memento Ink :Rhubarb Stalk
EK Success Corner Rounder

Ok so this card did not look the way I wanted it too. I think the patterned paper I used does not go with the other colours in this card. I think I should take the envelope off the card and put it on something else. What do you think??

If you have a card that you think is ugly go over to Julie's blog and share a link to it. She is having a giveaway for it!!

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!!


Birthday Card For A Few Challenges

Good Morning!! I am home today from Church with a sinus cold/headache. I thought I had managed to go without one this winter but low and behold it snuck up on me. I am very glad that it happened this weekend and not next because next weekend I am going out of town for my Birthday!!. Speaking of birthdays I have 5 birthdays this month to celebrate!! The card that I made is for the little boy my mom and I babysit. He will be 2 on the 22nd and is the only boy we have in our daycare. I had all the cuts ready for the card but was stumped as to what I wanted to do with them. When I saw Terry's blog post A La Card Monkey and saw that it was there 100th challenge and it was a sketch I thought that's it I will use the sketch to create the card!! Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

What I Used:
B Is For Boys: Robot cut at 2.5"
K Andrew Designs Art Stamps : Owl Hoo "Happy" "2"
                                                     Coffee & Tea For You & Me "Birthday"
My Creative Time : Hello Spring Set  "Egg Die For balloon"
Momento Ink:Tuxedo Black
Black Gel Pen

Owly Hoo Buy HERE

Coffee & Tea For You & Me Buy HERE

When I first saw sketches I didn't really have an interest in using them. When I entered the Peachy Keen sketch challenge I realized I loved working with Sketches, it makes things alot easier!!

I am also entering this card into 4 other challenges:

Crafting When We Can : Challenge #14: One For The Boys
Totally Paper Crafts : Challenge #108 : Male Cards
Pile It On : Challenge # 12 Up In The Air
Cute Card Thursday : Challenge #208 Happy 4th Birthday CCT

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hidden Message Pocket Card

Good Morning!! The weather here has really warmed so much so that we have been spending most of the days outside with the daycare kids. This past weekend was a write off for crafting as I was out of town on Saturday and Sunday was "cleaning up the craft room day" I have a few cards left that I haven't had time to post and this is one of them. I found a video on You Tube about a month ago and decided to try and make this card. you can click HERE to see the video.

What I used:
 K Andrew Designs Art Stamps : Amazing You : "You are a, super,
                                                                                      my friend, star"
                                                     Owly Hoo: "Hoot"
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Colorbox Cat Eye Chalk Ink: Blue Lagoon
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Big Scalloped Circles Large

Amazing you Buy HERE

Owly Hoo Buy HERE

This was really an easy and fun card to make!!
I am going to enter it into the Getting Cricky With K Andrew Simply Sunday Challenge: Green ,White and one other colour (blue). You have until March 24th (the day before my birthday!!!!) to enter this challenge.

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Mermaids Crafts Blogaversary Giveaway!!

Good morning!! My super sweet, super talented just all around super Design Team Sister Lisa: A Mermaids Craft is celebrating her 1 Year Blogaversary by giving away her favourite crafting items to one very blessed follower!! Below is a picture of what you could win. Click on the link above to see how you can be entered!!

I don't have a project for you today as I was busy "spring" cleaning all weekend. maybe tomorrow?!?!?

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Birthday Card/Present For My Mom Entered into My Creative Time Throwback Thursday Challenge: Cricut-less

Good Morning!! Yesterday was my mom's XX birthday, she is officially half way to 100!! Since I found that I love making step cards I decided to make her one and I also came across this cute idea in the Paper Crafting Magazine.

What I used:
Flower Pot:

Blue Paint (Old from mom's stash)
Green Paint
Wooden Dowels
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Big Scalloped Circles Large
Felt (Dollarstore)
Buttons: They were my mom's moms buttons
Green paper ran through the paper shreddar
Small Clothes Pins: Dollar Store
Styrofoam Ball cut in half
Hot Glue Gun


K Andrew Design Art Stamps : Owly Hoo "Happy"
                                                    Coffee & Tea For You & Me "Birthday"
Studio G Stamp: Butterflies (smaller butterflies)
Stamendous Stamps :Flutterfly Friends (bigger butterfly)
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink: Blue Lagoon (to colour butterfly)
We R Memory Keepers Sweetheart Inker: Navy
EK Success Corner Rounder
Spellbinders Nestabilities:Big Scalloped Circles Large
Stickles: True Blue

Owly Hoo Buy HERE

Coffee & Tea for You & Me Buy HERE

For the flower pot I painted the pot and the sticks and let them dry. In the mean time I cut and glued all the flowers. I attached the flowers to the sticks and then attached the clothes pin to the back of the flowers. I inserted the sticks into the foam ball and then added the green shredded paper. Added the pictures then I was done!!

The card is a double step card or centre step card which ever you prefer to call it!!

I am entering the card into Emma's Cricut-Less challenge over at My Creative Time

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge: Sketch

Good Morning!! There are a few first for me, first I don't believe I have ever entered a Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge and second I have never followed a Sketch before. When I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to give it a try. Here is the sketch I followed:

What I Used:
Peachy Keen Cottage Cutz: Bunnies
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:Cupcakes
Martha Stewart Border Punch: Doily Lace
Memento Ink: Sweet Plum
Spellbinders Nestabilites: Big Scalloped Circle Large
Ek Success Corner Rounder
Stickles: Purple
Computer: Sentiment

Ok so there is another first here as well, I have had this cute little bunny die for quite some time and have never used it!! Well with Easter just around the corner I think this little guy will be used alot more!! i couldn't find a sentiment that worked for this card so I decided to go with the old fashion way of doing things (ok so maybe not quite as old fashion as hand writing but the next best thing) I used my computer!! This card will be going into my stock pile of cards.

Heas over to the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog to see how to enter!!

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Fling Challenge At Love To Crop

Good Afternoon!! My Design Team Sister Amy at Love To Crop has another challenge going on over at her blog and this time it is Spring Fling, we were asked to use spring colours or things that remind of us spring (flowers, birds ect.) I chose to go with spring colours and flowers for my card.

What I Used:
4 1/2 x 4" card base with 1 1/2" strips of the 3 colours
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Seeing Dots
Ek Success Corner Rounder
Martha Stewart Border Punch: Doily Lace
Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Flower Creations Three
Adhesive Pearl from the Dollarstorre
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
K Andrew Designs Art Stamps : Winged Things

Winged Things Buy HERE

For this card I took the strips of paper and placed them in my embossing folder side by side and then ran them through my cuttlebug. I then glued them down to my card base. Fun and easy way to create a colourful card. Go and visit Amy's blog to see how you can enter as well.

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!!


Liebster Blog Award

Good Morning!! My good friend and Design Team Sister Cheri :DJ's Sundries awarded me the Liebster Blog award. Thank you so much Cheri!! What is the Liebster Blog award you maybe asking?!?!

"Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less that 200 followers.

Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipients.

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award .
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are the people I will be giving this award to:

1. Liz, Sandy, Luisa, Michelle, Jessica, Pammie: Creative Scrapbooking Divas
2. Julie: 3 Girl JAM
3.Jennie : Jenscrapstoo
4. Julie: ScrapHappy Paper Crafter
5.Donna: The Crafty Corgi

Thank you again Cheri for the award and if you haven't checked out these wonderful ladies blog please do so they are all very talented and creative ladies!!

I will be back alittle later with a card that I made for a challenge!!

Have A Great Morning!!

God Bless!!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

JayneDesigns Blogaversary Giveaway

Good Evening!! I came across Jayne's blog JayneDesigns post this morning and am now just posting about the giveaway she is having. She is giving away the all new Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cartridge!!!
  You have until April 2 at midnight GMT to enter. Click on the link above to see how to enter.

The reason I didn't post this when I saw it was because my best friend just came home from a year long mission trip to the Philippine's and we hung out all morning. She is only home for a short time and then her and her husband will be going back again until next Feb. or March.

Have  A Great Night!!

God Bless!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Please Help Chriss Out!!!

Good Evening!! Chriss from Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou is asking for people to send homemade cards to her to sell to raise money for Cancer Awareness and Research. She has some rules but she is givng away a ATG on a holder that her husband made.

You have until April 6th to sent the cards and the other requirements. Please click on the link above to see the full post!!

Have A great Night!!

God Bless!!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Green Blend Award

Good Morning!! Last night I was reading my fellow Design Team Sister's post Amy: Love To Crop! and saw that she awarded me the Green Blend Award. 
Here are the terms under which this “Green Blend Award” are to be given:
1. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped you develop your blog in any and all ways.
2. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.
3. This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your post.
4. This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.
5. Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of choice.
6. Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.
7. Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

Ok so since Amy is one of the people who I am absolutely amazed by in bloggy land I was so honoured that she gave me the award!!!  You are one of the craziest, out of the box crafters that I have ever come across (in a good way)!!!

Ok with that said here are the ladies I will be giving it to:

 Kate: Small Bit Of Paper
Kate is my home girl, I found out that she lives like 10 minutes away from me and we recently met!! Kate doesn't get to blog alot during the week but on the weekends she goes back to all my posts and leaves such sweet comments!! So thank you Kate!!

Amy: Scrap This, Save That
Amy has become my email buddy and I love seeing what she has going on in her craftroom. She has also hooked me up with Swagbucks (see my side bar for the link to that). Thanks Amy!!

Cheri: DJ's Sundries
Cheri is my Design Team Sister over at Getting Cricky With K Andrew. We actually found each other through blog land before we were on the design team and I saw how talented she was and told her she should try out for the team, so glad we both made it!! It's been great being on the team with you.

Sherrie: Sherrie Scraps With Passion
When I click onto blog land I know I can always find a comment from Sherrie. Thank you for your kind words and for your inspiration ( the step card that I made was inspired by yours)

I know this last person already has this award but I want to give it to her again
Lisa: A Mermaids Crafts
Lisa is another on of my Design Team sisters and she is so kind and caring. Always leaving comments and even facebooking me to see how I am doing, I really appreciate everything you do for the team and you are an amazing person (plus super super creative)

So that is it. Thanks again to Amy and ladies please pass this award off to your Green Blend!!

Have A Great Day!!

God Bless!