Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Blog on the Scene - "Lilly Pad Cards"

There’s a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! Check out Lily Pad Cards! This new blog is going to be AWESOME! 

Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #11 - Forever Young

It's that time again everyone. The CCCC is ON! This week it is being hosted by Meriah over at Two Scraptastic Gals Meriah and Paula do alternating weeks. This week the Poll and the Mr. Linky will be on Meriah's blog. Don't forget to vote for Next Week's Cartridge. The Poll is over on the right hand side of her blog. The Cartridge was picked by our followers... The Cartridge is Forever Young! I sooo love this cartridge. It's the perfect goto cart for anything having to do with your girlfriends, birthday, girly girls favors etc. Here's my project for this week's entry. I made a cute little maching purse to hold some Thank You note cards as well. Hope you like it.


Let me know your thoughts. I just love the colors on this too. Fall colors are my favorite of all. Smoochees...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Smiley Cards

Hi Again,
I guess I'm on a roll. I wanted to enter into another challenge on cartridge I've been meaning to try, but this isn't a physical cartridge, it's one that came with the Gypsy during the holiday special when purchased. So over at Scrappy Moms Stamps they have these Terrific Tuesday Challenges and I just couldn't past this one up. Here's the skinny on how the challenge goes:
Happy Tuesday!! Welcome to the 2nd Terrific Tuesday Challenge of March!
This week's Terrific Tuesday Challenge cartridge is Smiley Cards! This is such a fun cart, hopefully this will reminder you to use it - I know I always forget it! LOL You can use a similar cut to play along if you don't own Smiley Cards!
Remember, we will do a drawing at then end of the month - joining both monthly challenges give you two chances to win! This month we will be giving away a Scrappy Moms Stamps set of your choice.

So here goes my Smiley Card entry. There is soooo much on this cartridge that I will surely be making a lot more from this one. Challenge or not. Hope you like it. I love reading comments so please feel free to share some thoughts on what you think. Smooches...

Recipie: 
Size = A2 Standard
Papers = Recollections, Best Occaisions
Cart = Smiley Cards
Embellies = Hampton Art Glitter, PK-451 Wide Eyed Kids, While Gel Pen, Studio G $1 Phrase Stamps

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My 1st Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge (CCCC)


Hey Everyone,
Paula over at More that Favors host this weekly challenge, alternating weeks with Meriah, at Two Scraptastic Gals. I've been wanting to enter for a while now because I have most of the cartridges that have been in the challenges lately. Well, I decided at the last minute that night to just go for it. Here are a few of the details about the challenge that Paula explains on her blog:
If this is your first time tuning in here is how this will work. Meriah and I will alternate weeks posting the challenge. Last week Meriah posted the Challenge and this weeks its me. There will always be a poll up on the right hand side where you can vote for the cartridge that you would like us to use next week. The Challenge will run from Monday - Sunday. On Monday's along with our winner we will post the New Projects! I hope you will Join us!

Here are the rules:
1. You must be a follower
2. You must link it to Mr. Linky (if you have a problem feel free to email me I will help you link it)
3. If you don't have a Blog just email me your project at morethanfavors@gmail.com and I will link it for you
4. Leave a Comment
5. Deadline for this Challenge is 11:59pm PST Sunday March 27th (giving the West Coast a chance to get there entries in as well)
6. If you do not have the challenge cartridge, you may make something with a similar cartridge.
7. Most importantly HAVE FUN!!!
 The Cartridge was picked by our followers... The Cartridge is Doodlecharms!
Here's my Doodlecharms CCCC Entry above. I'll post the recipe later, I was working against the time clock here and I hope I made it in time. ooops I guess you can see some traces of my rushing...I call it a unique work of heart. (lol) Smooches...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pattern Weaving

Happy Friday Everyone!
I've had this pattern in my head for quite a while now and finally decided to put thought to paper last night. I used various patterned papers from:
DCWV - The GUY Stack
k*i Memories - Classic Patterns
Best Occaisions - ?? (can't remember the name)
Recipie:
I cut two, 1/2" strips of patterned paper from each set at 4 1/4" length. I then proceeded to weave the strips into one another in an alternating manner, very carefully, until I got them all together and I then adhered it to my A2 Kraft Card Base. I used EK Success Punch with DCWV stack on the "smile" portion. Inked up the edges, as well as the tips of the strips, and did some stitching around the card base. Hope you like it. I'll be trying this a lot more often and hopefully getting . Smooches...

Momo's Got Followers? ...Link Up

MOMO... You are my Friend to the End! What a Beautiful, Awesome, Thoughtful things you are doing for us Blogger Newbies. I'm sure through this there will be many friendships made near and across the miles. I thank everyone in advance for taking the time to visit my blog and becoming a follower, if you so choose. Here's the info on her "Got Followers?" post:
 I decided to do a "Link Your Blog" thingy for my fellow bloggy friends that have less than 200 followers.

So here is the Game Plan:

-If you have less than 200 followers, link your blog below!
(Remember if you get new followers, follow them back!)

-If you have more than 200 followers, visit some of the blogs below and be inspired!!!
(Make sure to write somewhere on your comment "Momo sent me" to win a prize!)

 In addition to Momo's "Link Your Blog", I want to also point out something I stated during my Very First Blog Post concerning a Giveaway!! (read below...)

{...Anyhew, I figured if I'm going to be doing this blog thing, than what better way to start things off than with a Give-Away... Yaaaay!! (Since I never seem to win on anyone else's blog...Ughh! ***(sn: I think that Random.org is FIXED!...just kidding hmm....lol) ***(sn: If anyone else out there would like to sponsor a giveaway on my blog, I would be soooo honored and thankful. Just Contact Me)

OK, here's the scrappy... After reaching 100+ followers I will have a Give-Away for 1-Week for each day of the Week. That's 7 chances to win. Each day will be something different so check back on all 7 days to increase your chances. All winners will be chosen using Random.org of course, I don't want to be accused of picking favorites ;-). So hurry up and invite your friends and fellow followers on over here. ...etc.}

Ok, Have a look around. Hope you decide to stop by often. Smooches...

Birthdays are Nature's way of telling us to Eat More Cake...

Hi Everyone,

I am soooo proud of myself. I've almost gotten my craft organization finished. Just a little more touches here and there and a little more storage space savers to go. I almost think I'm making things too organized. I almost don't want to touch anything and move it out of place for fear I'll mess it up again. Hey, who am I kidding that what we scrappers do...lol!

Anyhew, one of my co-workers has a birthday coming up and I almost forgot about it. **sn: I try to tell people..."My Head Bad", but they don't listen**. I came home and thought what could I do. Buying a card would be totally Out Of the Question!!! Not from a True Sworn Scrapper like myself. **sn: Sometimes I think this talent of ours can be a curse, now everyone will expect a hand-made card or craft of some sort...NOT! LOL!***

OK, I'm rambling now. Here are a few pictures of what I came up with. I won't spoil the surprise on what I gave them, but I'm sure it will come in handy. My intentions were to make something quick, **sn: for some reason my thoughts of a project is always quick, but the task at hand always seems to be a little longer than planned** then I realized I didn't have a bag for the gift either. Luckily for me I bought these set of kraft bags from Michael's that come in a bulk of 13. Whew; boy was that a smart purchase. I've had them for a little while now, sooo I made a matching Gift Bag & Card set.

Recipie:
Papers: Bazzil Basics "Bling", k*i memories (patterned paper), Recollections
Ribbon: Michael's $1 Bin
Flowers: Recollections, Prima Flowers, Mini Flowers $1 bin at Joann's
Embellies: Stickles (candles), EK Punch (candles), Bling (on bag & envelope),
Sentiment: Fiskars Collection "Make a Wish Quotes", Stampology (envelope), Inkadinkado
Cuttlebug: Happy Birthday
Ink: Martha Stewart (inked edges of card and HB label on bag), Embossed inside of card
Card = Standard A2 w/layers @ 1/4in smaller
Bag = Patterned Paper cut at 7 1/4" x 7 3/4", Solid cut at 2" x 8"

I had Fun making this and will be doing a lot more sets like these. Hope you like what I came up with. It's late, so Goodnight all. Smoochezzzzzz...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Birthday Mailbox & Card & "Think Spring"

Hey yall, my Mom asked me to whip up something really quick for her to mail as a Birthday gift to her sister. She really like the mailbox I made her and my dad for Valentine's Day. Anyhew, in the midst of my mess. Seriously I'm starting to think I'm a scrap hoarder or something **sn: I know I'm not alone in this, so maybe I'm ok after all**. My Aunt loves butterflies like I do, so I did something really quick that I'm sure she'll love. Hope yall like it too. .Uh oh, I can't belive I'm saying this, but I didn't even use my cricut or gypsy for any of it.






Again I was working on short notice. I'll see what I can remember of the recipe:
Papers = DCWV (Blossom Butterflies), Recollections
White Prima Flowers = Recollections (inked up the edges)
Embellies = K & Company (Butterflies, Cake, Presents, Flowers)
Bling = (can't remember... Michael's multi-pak?)
Ribbon = Joann's
Stamps = Peachy Keen "Happy Lashes Assortment", Michael's $1 Stamp [Happy Birthday]

It was also suggested by a new friend and follower, Linda over at http://www.lindacreativity.blogspot.com/ that I enter this into her sister's challenge on her blog at http://www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com/. Over at  CREATIVE SISTERS MONDAY CHALLENGE #3 - THINK SPRING!!!  we were asked to make something/anything that says... "Spring". I think these butterfiles above of my Card and Mini-Mailbox fit the bill. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by. Smooches...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My First BLOGGER AWARD!!!


OMG!... I can't believe that someone thought enough of me/my site to think I deserved one of these. Thanks Aimee over at Tucker Family of Five you're so sweet. I hope this is a first of many to come...hint, hint ;-). Anyhew let's see if I can follow the directions on how this Blog Award goes. I'm supposed to Pick 8 other fellow bloggers to honor with this award. **sn: I feel that there are way more than 8 I can name and their sites are waaaay better than mine. I don't know if it matters if they've gotten one before or should these be first timers** I'll list them Alphabetically. I tried to find newbies and not go with the All Time Favs of everyone (we know who they are...wink) Go ahead and check out these ever so talented crafters when you get a chance. I also have to reveal 8 things about myself. **sn: I'm now thinking how can I do that without incriminating myself or scare anyone off...lol**. Okay,  here goes notin'...
Canadian Nickel Scrap'n
DD's Crafts
Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot
Lauren's Creative
Nadia's World
Scrappin Sista
The Craft Hot Spot
The Paper Princess
I hope I'm doing this right. If not, fault my mind and not my heart. Ok, 8 things about myself, hmmm... Here goes:
  1. I'm a 1st Time Mom to a wonderful 21mo Little Girl named "Felice" aka Mommy's Sunshine.
  2. I like Crafting and Learning new things of handmade crafts
  3. I like computers (I do a little Freelance Graphic Designing)
  4. My favortie tools/supplies (Cricut Expression, Gypsy, K & Company Embellies, DCWV, PK Stamps)
  5. Searching YouTube for various craft inspirations
  6. Love My Family
  7. Love My Faith/God
  8. Hanging out and spending quality time with family and friends.
Again, I'm new at this so if I missed something, kindly let me know. Have a Wonderful Day! Smooches...