Friday, September 30, 2011

CDAC - Progressive Challenge Entry 1 of 2

Hi There,
It ME again. Still sippin' on Starbucks and rushing to get my posts in before they kick us out of here. CDAC has the next set of Digi Images for their Progressive Challenge - Fall/Autumn Theme. I initially wanted to do 3 again, but for the sake of time I only have these that I will be submitting. There is still time for you to enter also, so why not join us. The more the merrier. I told you I'm getting addicted to these digi stamps.
Don't forget the other Amazing News - "Scrapper in the Making" S.I.T.M. is on FACEBOOK. I would be so Honored if you clicked LIKE for my FB page over on the right side column. Smooches...

CDAC - Progressive Challenge Entry 2 of 2

Here is my other CDAC Progressive Challenge - Fall/Autumn Theme Entry. Hope you like this one too. I created the Fall Leaf background myself using my SU inks and a Fall Leaf stamp from TPC Studio "Autumn Harvest" stamps. My apologies if the pics are not too clear. I'll have to check that my lighting is better next time before uploading. Smooches...
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Don't forget the other Amazing News - "Scrapper in the Making" S.I.T.M. is on FACEBOOK. I would be so Honored if you clicked LIKE for my FB page over on the right side column. Smooches...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

D2D Progressive Challenge - Fall/Autumn Mums

Hi There My Friends,
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES, It was Sooo Sweet of you to remember ME!...Muwah, Muwah!!!
I'm winding down from my Birthday Month celebration (whew..., it's been a True BLAST!), but I didn't want to leave it without getting in some more posts. This one is my weekly Designed 2 Delight's challenge - Autumn Mums. There have been internet issues going on in a rampage the last few days and I know we've all been affected in some way. Uggghhh, internet and phone lines are down in my area. ETA should be this by this Saturday so... AT&T says. I sit here in Starbucks trying to get in my uploads because of all the chaos. Not a bad place to be if you ask me...lol. Here is my project submission for this challenge.
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I really loving coloring these digi images. They are soooo addictive. I used several different markers on these: MS Glitter Pens, Marvy, Bic UF Sharpies & Metallics. These are sooo cool. I did Treat Myself to some COPICS for the very FIRST Time during my B-Day Month, but I'm too afraid to used them yet and I only have about 6 useful colors out of the 8 I have. I think I need more practice and the sharpies and other markers are helping me learn along the way. I also use MCT "Big XL Die" as an inset window for my flowers and the "oval stitched die". DH allowed me to completely spoil myself, with his help of course...lol I know I went overboard. No more shopping until Black Friday for me. I hope I can stick to that(LOL).  D2D has extended their challenge this week because of the issues going on in Blogger Land, so you still have time to join us. Smooches...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Scrapper in the Making is now on FACEBOOK

Hi S.I.T.M. Friends,

YES!, you read it right! Scrapper in the Making is Now On FACEBOOK! Things were becoming a bit cumbersome trying to keep both FB activities going in one profile, so I decided to make a seperate outlet for my wonderful crafting world of friends. Please feel free to click LIKE on Facebook for Scrapper in the Making. This is where I will be entering and posting All Things Crafty. There are some Big, Big Things coming along the way with "Scrapper in the Making" so be sure to stay tuned in on my blog as well as Facebook. I'm still learning this, so they'll be a few bumps as I go along (lol). Hope you hang around anyway. Smooches...

************* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME ************* &............ MEGA Birthday Winner

Happy Birthday To ME...,
I'm As Happy As Can Be...,
I've been Blessed with another Year...
of Life, Love & My Family!
Hellooooo Thereeee My FABULOUS FRIENDS....
Thanks to EVERYONE for ALL the EVER SOOOO SWEET Comments. I read every last one of them; sometimes again and again. It's what keeps me inspired when my mojo doesn't seem to kick in on its own. Well I'm off to...
CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY TODAY-9/27
Enjoy Your Day! I Plan Too!
 Ok, okay... I know why you're really here. You could care less about my previous ramble and want to know who's My Birthday mate winner. Love You Still...(lol). Without further a due...
Charity - "The Bookin Room"
CONGRATULATIONS!
You are One Very Lucky Lady My Friend. I hope you have room for all the Fabulous Goodies coming your way. You have 48hrs/2-Days to get me your address information; though I doubt you'll need that long(lol). Please go to my "Contact Me" page/tab and use the form there to send me your info. Thank you sooooo sooooo much for all your wonderful, sweet and thoughtful comments. Go on' and do your Happy Dance Girl and know that I'm Dancing With You! Smooches...

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's HERE!!! "MEGA MONDAY BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY"

Hi There My Friends,
I'm Soooo Ecstatic you decided to stop by today. If you are new to this site... Welcome New Friend. I hope you come to visit more often. For those that have stood the test of scrapping time with me. Thank You Soooo MUCH!
Well I just wanted to give EVERYONE out there one last chance to get in on the Scrap Goods. It's My Birthday Eve and I am on the edge of my seat with excitement. If you are not familiar with the details of this Birthday Giveaway, read below.
This is a Celebration of My Birthday Month in September. As I've shared with you in an earlier post, I celebrate the whole month not just one day. I do however always save something extra special on my true date (9/27), but using the whole month is soooo much more fun. Also because I know family & friends are often busy and things can slip by; they'll have the entire month to get in their wishes and gifts<wink> to me. Now if they can't make it during this time frame...well that's when they'll get a little attitude...LOL!
Anyhew I thought that I would also let someone out there share in my birthday with me. I'll be having a Mega Monday Birthday Giveaway with some of...
My Favorite Things 
Here is a taste of some of my favorite things My Birthday Giveaway will include:
My Creative Time
Scrapbook Papers and/or Pad
Cricut Cartridge
Embellishments
Making Memories
Chipboard Albums
Stamps and More Stamps
and Soooo Much More...(that can fit in the box)
I will draw the winning name on Tuesday-(9/27); My Birth Date so make sure you read and follow along carefully.
1. Must be a Follower of this Blog.
2. Must comment on EVERY post I make for the month of September up through 9/26 by 11:59 EST. (There are a total of 23 posts for September including this one (there maybe more added today), so scroll back and search your name to make sure you left a post)
3. Spread the Word on your blog (optional) about the "Mega Monday Birthday Giveaway". (Leave me a comment saying you did this)-extra entry
4. Post this Blog Button (optional) on the side bar of your Blog for the month of September. (Leave me a comment saying you did this)-extra entry
That's IT! I will draw ONE lucky Random Winner via random.org on Tuesday, September 27 and they will have the pleasure of celebrating My Birthday with ME by winning some of My Favorite Things as a Grand Prize! Good Luck & Best Wishes Everyone! Dbl Smooches...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge"

Happy Sunday My Friends,
I hope you've had or are having a relaxing weekend. Most of us will have to get back on the grind tomorrow. I love my scrapping weekends. It calms me down from the busy week that I've had and I get soooo much done.
Anyhew, Papertrey Ink (PTI) is having their September Blog Hop Challenge and it's a "Inspirational Photo" challenge. Here is the photo and my take on it. Hope you like.
Sept-Blog-Hop-Inspiration
I love the colorfulness of this card and I did masking for the first time with some PTI clouds after die cutting them. I even masked the little mountain at the bottom. I'm sooo proud of myself for trying this my first time. I then carefully colored each Hot Air Ballon one by one in with my markers. Since I love playing with my inks, I know I'll be doing this technique again.
Recipe:
Paper: PTI (Stampers Select White card base-A2)
Tools: PTI (Clouds & Up, Up, & Away Dies) & Up Up & Away Stamp Set, Perfect Pearls (on blue sky), Distress Broken China, MS Craft Chalk Ink, EK Punch (Labels), Memento (tuxedo black), Shapie UF Markers, Marvy Uchida Markers.
I am also entering this into:
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday (must use balloons). I hope my twist of using Hot Air Ballons count. (lol).
Erin Lee Creative - RAINBOW Connection Challenge.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wild and Fabulous Blog Hop w/Inking It Up Crazy

Hello My Friends,
Happy Saturday. Welcome to "Scrapper in the Making" and the WILD AND FABULOUS Blog Hop!!! Today we are sharing some Super Fun and Super Girly projects with you!
If you've come from visiting Ana Maria @ Shorty Creations, you're on the right track. Thanks for hopping along!! If you're just visiting and would like to start from the beginning you want to go to http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com [Inking It Up Crazy]. Make sure you check out each blog for some Great Ideas and some sweet blog candy.
For my Wild and Fabulous project I have created this Altered Composition book for my step-daughter. Previously in another post I showed another altered composition book I did for her and now her list of requests has gotton longer. She reads a lot and one day made a statement when she could find anything interesting to read, that she would write her own book. I figured I'd give her a start in writing down her thoughts in this Wild & Fabulous Journal.


 
 
 
 
Recipe:
Paper: Recollections (Pattern & Solid)
Tools: iRock, Modge Podge, Perfect Pearls Mist(on brown distress paper), Alpha Letters (MME)
Embellies: Brads, Bling, Prima Flower, Sheer Ribbon, Animal Print Ribbon (all Michael's) 
Your next stop is my Design Team mate... Jennifer. Check it out and see what she has to show you today!!! Here’s the order of the hop in case you need it along the way! Enjoy!
Melanie- http://melaniemakes.blogspot.com/
p.s. Don't forget about my Mega Birthday Giveaway (click here). You still have time to enter.

Friday, September 23, 2011

MAG Challenge & DESIGN TEAM CALL!!!

Hi There Friends,
Thanks for stopping by today. If you are new here WELCOME if you're a long time follower...Welcome Back. It's MAG Time again. This week we were asked to use the "Doodlecharms" pg. 105.
Please remember for MAG Challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in your stash), only cuts from the specified page. However, you are free to use all the embellishments and treasures from your stash!!!
I decided to use the "charm" feature of the page and make a Gift Tag. My god-daughter's baby shower will be coming up soon and the more baby crafts I get done now the better. Of course you couldn't have a cute teddy bear without using those Awesome PKS Everyday Character faces. Head on over to MAG to see what the rest of the DT has created for you. After you've been inspired join in on the fun with us. Can't wait to see what you create.

Wow, 3 months has gone so fast! We are having a Design Team Call!!  So, if you are interested in being part of this Fabulous Design Team and love making cards, scrapbook layouts or craft projects, we'd love to hear from you! (Click Here) and Please read all requirements carefully!!
p.s. Don't forget about my Mega Birthday Giveaway (click here). You still have time to enter.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happiness Blooms - D2D Progressive Challenge

Hi There Friends,
I gotta make this quick. Here is my progressive challenge for Designed 2 Delight. I Love this flower and can see myself using it for a lot more cards of all kinds. Here is my flower cards of many Thanks...
 My apologies on the not so great pics. My lighting was not working as well either. Until next time, Smooches...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Anniversary - Wacky Wenesday Challenge #51

Hi My Friends,
I can't believe I almost missed this. It just dawned on me what day it was. Has this ever happened to you...lol. Well I won't waste time yabbing. My girl Paula at More Than Favors is hosting her weekly Wacky Wednesday Challenges. This week it is to create an "Anniversary Themed Project". Here is my card for any couple having their Anniversary. Mine is coming up in October (7-Beautiful, Learning & Growing Years). I know it looks a little rough around the edges, but aren't all couples a little that way too...(lol). Let's just go with it being a symbolic Anniversary Card. After all... "There are no mistakes in crafting, just opportunities to be more creative". **sn: (that's my story and I'm stickin' to it)
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reminder!!! - MEGA BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY

Hi There My Friends,
This is just a Friendly Reminder about my MEGA MONDAY "BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY" that ends on September 26th @ 11:59 EST for you to enter. You still have time to join in on the Fun. I will be sharing some of My Favorite Things to scrap with, with Y-O-U! Click on the link here to make sure you follow all of the rules carefully. It's Super Easy Peasy! (note: make sure that you have commented on every post for September up through 9/26). If you missed one go back and leave a comment. Only ONE comment per post please.
Here is a taste of some of my favorite things My Birthday Giveaway will include:
My Creative Time
Scrapbook Papers and/or Pad
Cricut Cartridge
Embellishments
Stamps and More Stamps
and Soooo Much More...
You don't want to miss out on this. It will be my Biggest Giveaway to date since I've started my blog. One Very Lucky Winner chosen by Random.org will get to enjoy some of the favorite things I like to craft with. That person will be announced on Tuesday, September 27th on my actual Birthday. Good Luck Everyone! Leave me a comment on this post letting me know... How long have you gone or can you go without buying anything Scrapbook Related? For me, this is sooo hard. Smooches...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy - "Least Used Cartridge"

Hello there Friends,
Yes, I've been A Busy Bee (but that's someone else's blog, not mine...lol). It's Design Team Day again with Inking It Up Crazy. Today we are using our "Least Used Cartridge". I know we have many of those. At least I know I do, but I know eventually I'll get around to using all of them at some point even if it's only once. One of my least used cartridges is Stretch Your Imagination. I got this last year when there was a sale on them for $9.99 at Michael's I believe. I figure now is a good time as any to see what this cart is all about. I will definitely be using this one again. Here's my card showing some of my favorite Fall Colors and a tribute to myself for my Birthday Month celebration.
Head on over to "Inking It Up Crazy" and check out what my fellow DT members have come up with. You're sure to be inspired. Why don't you join in with us, dust off that cart and give it some use. Smooches...
This project is also being entered into the following Challenge(s):
Celebrate The Occasion - Anything Goes Birthday - Tall Card, (must have a present)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CDAC - Progressive Challenge Entry 1 of 3

Hi There My Friends,
It's ME again! Wow 3 posts in 1 day. Am I on a roll or what...lol. I learned of this new site a while ago, but just got around to entering their challenges. This is certainly a stamp blog for Digi scrappers. I'm new to the arena and don't have all the fancy tools like everyone else may have. I'm pacing myself because I want to make sure I'm completely in love before taking the plunge of getting copics, blender pens, refills...etc. Like I need another reason for spending money. I do it BIG or not at all when it comes to my scrapping tools and interest. I just wish my pockets were bigger to afford my insane compulsion...don't we all (lol). Anyhew, the challenge over at Crafter's Digital Art Center-CDAC is "Back to School" theme. Being that it is a progressive challenge, the more you enter the more free digis you get to continue with the challenges. The Grand Prize is a set of Copic Markers. This would be a Super Duper Gift for my Birthday Month celebration if I win. This way I can try without having to buy. There were quite a few images we could use on this challenge, but only one entry is required. You can enter up to 3 digi projects of your choice from the digis given. I did my coloring with colored pencils and some Ultra Fine Bic Markers that I found in some amazing colors.
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Check out the other posts below this one to see my other entries for this challenge.
Call all those digi lovers out there. Here's your enabling message... CDAC Wants YOU. Come join in on the fun. There is sooo much talent and inspiration over there. Smooches...

CDAC - Progressive Challenge Entry 2 of 3

Here is my second entry (2 of 3) for the CDAC - "Back to School" Digi Challenge. The challenge over at Crafter's Digital Art Center-CDAC is "Back to School" theme.
Call all those digi lovers out there. Here's your enabling message... CDAC Wants YOU. Come join in on the fun. There is sooo much talent and inspiration over there. Smooches...
I'm also entering one these images in the following challenge:
Designed 2 Delight Saturday's Challenge - "Back to School"

CDAC - Progressive Challenge Entry 3 of 3

Here is my third entry (3 of 3) for the CDAC - "Back to School" Digi Challenge. The challenge over at Crafter's Digital Art Center-CDAC is "Back to School" theme.
Call all those digi lovers out there. Here's your enabling message... CDAC Wants YOU. Come join in on the fun. There is sooo much talent and inspiration over there. Smooches...

My First Market Street Stamps - Paint The Town Color Challenge

Hello My Friends,
I was a busy bee last night as I could not sleep. So what's a crafter to do in such cases... CRAFT! (lol). Anyhew, I finally was able to get my first purchase of some Market Street Stamps when they had their Aug specials. Don't we all love a good sale (online or in the store). Over at Market Street Stamps, the challenge going on there for September this week is: Paint The Town Color Challenge. You must use a Market Street Stamp in your project. Here's my first of many entries with them now that I have my hands on some of their Wonderful, Beautiful Stamps. I Love Me some Fall Colors so this was right up my alley. Hopefully you can join in on the challenges too. Leave me some Love and let me know what you think.
 

Progressive Challenge w/D2D - Autumn Harvest

Hi My Friends,
This week over at Designed 2 Delight, there is a progressive challenge this week called "Autumn Harvest". Here is my entry for that challenge. This is a really good challenge site if you want to get into coloring digi images. The more you enter, the more free digis you get with each weekly entry you do. I used some stamps from my stash to create a fall background around the pumpkins. I also used the popped up pumpkin and leaves from D2Ds store. (same digi, just two different backgrounds pics)
This is also being entered into the following other challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments
The Crafty Pad - Goodbye Summer (Autumnal Colors...)

Monday, September 12, 2011

CCCC & Wacky Wednesday come together...

Heeeey There My Friends,
I Did It! I got one more post in before calling it a night. That should be some type of record or something. I have an early morning tomorrow that's going to require a long drive and a long, long waiting time. I hate those kinds of appointments. I hope this doesn't take up most of my day, but at least I know I was able to get some crafting in to make up for it...lol. This week Meriah over at Tattered Time is hosting this week's CCCC (she and Paula w/More Than Favors alternate weeks). The cartridge chosen for this week was "Gypsy Wanderings", well it's actually not a physical cartridge, but for those of you that own the Gypsy this was one of the pre-installed carts that came with it. Since it may be hard for you to find. I'll point out the cut I did from Gypsy Wandering. It's the "bling shoe"; yep that's right, only 1 cut. That's it...well truth be told, I had cut out the pair, but some where in my craft area one of the shoes got missing and I looked and looked and could not find it anywhere. I hate when that happens. **sn: (it could also be due to the huge mess on my desk from all the crafting I've been doing)**. Anyhew I refused to set up the machine again for cutting out just one shoe so... I Improvised. Hence, the other mini punch shoes instead. This however worked in my favor because Paula at More Than Favors has a weekly Wacky Wednesday Challenge which this week is a Sketch Challenge (see below). It must have been part of that other shoe's plan to help me maximize on my crafting. I'm still a little perturbed I can't find it, but oh well my project is finished now. Take it or Leave It! Go on over and check out these Fabulous Ladies Blog's and join in on the challenges. They are sooo much Fun!
(Wacky Wednesday - Sketch Challenge)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My First Disney Card...

Hi Friends,
Yes, It's Me Again. Can You Believe IT!! That's 3 posts in one day. Who knows I may just have another. Guess you can tell I've been busy in my craft corner this weekend. Well when your mojo gets going, get going with your mojo and just let it flow. I finally broke down and decided to use one of my many Disney carts. I haven't used it since I purchased it 2 years ago. I truly am a Disney Nut, but you'd never know it from any cricut projects that I've done. I guess I've been afraid of having to glue down too many pieces and/or not getting it to cut out at the size I needed so the layers wouldn't be too small. In any case, no more excuses. After my first cut, I can assure you I know that Disney cuts will return on my post as often as I can. My tip; make sure your cuts are at least 3.25" or larger so you won't get frustrated with those tiny and many layered pieces. This week over at Celebrate the Occasion it is a celebration to "Grand Parent's Day". I knew I wanted to use my Mickey & Friends cart for this one as a dedication from my daughter to her grandparents (my Mom & Dad). They just absolutely Love her to pieces.
Happy Grand Parent's Day!
Smooches...

Altered Composition Notebook

Hello Friends,
I have a lot of posts today, so make sure to check back here often. Don't forget about my "MEGA MONDAY BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY" [click here for more info]. By now all children should be somewhat adjusted with being back in school. The routines around the house are getting back on track and everyone is settling into a new normal. I created this project of an Altered Composition Book for my step-daughter who's in high school. I wanted to surprise her with and she Loved It! Now, she's putting in requests for others that she wants done. Of course I would be happy to do more for her. This Composition Book is being entered into My Pink Stamper's Blog Hop Challenge - "School Theme Project" (cannot be a card or layout). Also this was a perfect fit for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog (FCCB) - "Back to School" (use ABCs and/or 123s on your project).
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"WE ARE STRONG"

Hello My Dear Friends,
In remembrance of what this significant day Is and Means to Us, I have made this card as a tribute.


This is also being entered into the Cricut Cardz Challenge - "Card Crazy" (use the card feature from any cartridge). I used "Wild Card" for my cartridge choice. It took out the guess work. Plus I thought it was perfect for the day like today. Enjoy! Smooches...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Design Team MAG Challenge #43 - Forever Young pg.43

Hi My Wonderful Fellow Friends,
It's MAG Challenge Friday and this week we are challenged to use the "Forever Young" cartridge; page 43 only. I Love, Love, Love this cartridge. I recommend it as a must have with your cricut collection. It fits soooo many occasions for women, little girls, parties, holidays,...etc. Make sure to head on over to MAG Challenge by the Page and see what the rest of the Design Team has created. We all Love Comments so be sure to leave us some Love.
After viewing all the inspirational projects; Why not JOIN IN ON THE FUN! We want YOU to PARTICIPATE. These challenges wouldn't be any fun without Y-O-U! Can't wait to see what you create. Remember:
For MAG Challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge, page or cut from another cartridge (even if it is in your stash), only cuts from the specified page.  However, you are free to use all the embellishments and treasures from your stash!!!!
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Forever Young pg. 43
Here is my project I came up with. I'm so proud of this. I absolutely adore how it came out. It's like this design just poured itself into creation. I used my favorite DCWV stack too.
I better get some more before I run out. I don't even want to think of that happening. I hope you enjoy. Again we want to see you in on this MAG Challenge too. Smooches...
Recipe:
Cart: Forever Young
Paper: DCWV, PTI, Recollections
Tools: PBD Stamps (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun), iRock, Memento Tuxedo Black, MS Craft Ink
Embellies: iRock Gems, Recollection (Boutique Fleur), Michael's (Ribbon, Bling, Feather Boa)
I am also entering this into the following challenge(s):
Birthday Sundaes - "Birthday Card" w/Birthday Sentiment
My Craft Spot - "Friends are the Best"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's Design Team Day @ "Inking It Up Crazy"

Hello Friends,
It's Design Team Day over at "Inking It Up Crazy". We were asked to do a "Home Decor" project. I must admit that I had a little struggle with this one. I knew what I wanted to do in my head, but when it came to execution, well... let's just say I had "Designer's Block". I was stuck, stumped, stiff... I knew it needed something else but I couldn't figure out what. Luckily with the help and inspiration of others and sleeping on it over night. I got up with an Ahh Haaa moment. We've all had these I'm sure. Anyhew what you see below is my much better designed "Home Decor" project. I won't dare show you my before and after pictures that would awful. I might even loose a follower or two if I did...lol. I do know now that I need to do more crafting Home Decor projects... for some reason I've lost a little mojo in that area. I created this project for our family home. I love the Fall Season and all the colors it has to offer. I love decorating our house in those colors too. It makes everything feel nice & cozy. The project is going to be our Family Frame Picture. I'm going to frame it and put it on the wall with our Family Wall Photos. It will blend nicely because there are different colored frames on the wall that all blend with this "Family Frame". I absolutely LOVE IT! and I hope you do too.
The inspiration behind this idea came from a very talented lady in her own right, that I'm sure most of you all know. Tammy Skinner over at "Creative Crittersz". Check out her video on the Home Decor project she did.
Don't forget to Check Out the Design Team over at Inking It Up Crazy to see what the rest of they came up with. You're sure to be impressed. Don't forget to leave them some Love Comments. Enjoy your day. Smooches...
Recipe:
Cart: Storybook &
Papers: DCWV, PTI, Recollections
Tools: Vintage Photo & Antique Linen Distress Inks, White Gel Pen, Perfect Pearls(Metallics)
Embellies: PTI(Vintage Buttons), Dollar Store(Hemp Cord, Autumn Leaves)
This is also being entered into the following challenge(s):

Monday, September 5, 2011

MEGA MONDAY "BIRTHDAY" GIVEAWAY

Hello Friends...
Happy Monday! This is the kick off celebration of My Birthday Month in September. As I've shared with you in an earlier post, I celebrate the whole month not just one day. I do however always save something extra special on my true date (9/27), but using the whole month is soooo much more fun. Also because I know family & friends are often busy and things can slip by; they'll have the entire month to get in their wishes and gifts<wink> to me. Now if they can't make it during this time frame...well that's when they'll get a little attitude...LOL!
Anyhew I thought that I would have also let someone out there also share in my birthday with me. I'll be having a Mega Monday Birthday Giveaway of some of...
My Favorite Things 
Here is a taste of some of my favorite things My Birthday Giveaway will include:
My Creative Time
Scrapbook Papers and/or Pad
Cricut Cartridge
Embellishments
Stamps and More Stamps
and Soooo Much More...
I will draw the winning name on Tuesday-(9/27); My Birth Date so make sure you read and follow along carefully.
1. Must be a Follower of this Blog.
2. Must comment on Every post I make for the month of September up through 9/26 by 11:59 EST.
3. Spread the Word on your blog about the "Mega Monday Birthday Giveaway". (Leave me a comment saying you did this)
4. Post this Blog Button (optional) on the side bar of your Blog for the month of September. (Leave me a comment saying you did this)
That's IT! I will draw ONE lucky Random Winner via random.org on Tuesday, September 27 and they will have the pleasure of celebrating My Birthday with ME by winning some of My Favorite Things as a Grand Prize! Good Luck & Best Wishes Everyone! Dbl Smooches...
(I had to change the button, if you still have the old one that's ok, otherwise re-load this new one)

Time To Get CANDY

Hi There Friends,
OK, DH Birthday is officially over, but he's still enjoying a long relaxing weekend at home with us. Might do a little grilling tomorrow, we'll see. I know Halloween is coming up and I've been seeing some cute, cute projects out there. I've never really been too much into Halloween, except for the candy, but I love seeing the little kids all dressed up. Since being a first time Mom, I've enjoyed each moment of dressing up my little 2yr old. I already had her outfit for this year two months ago. This is the only time that I really allow myself to go all out with sweets. **sn: (buying the candies I like of course, this way what ever is left I/we get to enjoy...lol) ** I don't let my daughter indulge very often, but she gets a taste every once in a while. Anyhew, this brings me to the intro of my next project. Emma over at My Creative Time challenged us for her "Throwback Thursday" this past week to create a project using the colors: Purple, Orange, Black & Green. The other twist to this was that we could not use our Cricut machine; hence a Cricutless Challenge. Well thankfully for me I have some of her Wonderful, Awesome Dies from her latest release. In addition to her twist, I also put a twist on using her dies (see pics below). I soooo Love, Love, Love how this came out. I know I'm going to be making more of these for my niece and nephews. This was such a fun challenge; Cricut or not. Hope you're feeling better Emma...
On another note, my girl Paula over at More Than Favors for her Wacky Wednesday #49 challenges has asked us to create a "Halloween Project". Right now Paula hasn't been back to herself 100% because of a recent surgery. She's getting better each day and I wish her a healthy recovery. Stop by her blog, join in on the Fun and leave her some Get Well Love Comments. Hope you're healing and getting better Paula...
Here my Suh-Weet Project. Smooches...
 (Die cut 2 - Gift Card Holders)
(Score both at 1 1/2" from the bottom),
(Fold & Glue one inside the other at Folded Score mark)
(Fill Treat Bag, Insert in between holder and Close Top Ends together with Ribbon)
(May also want to seal Top edge with a glue on each side)
(Embellish & Decorate)
Voila!! - "A Treat Bag" Holder...that's my twist...lol.
Recipe:
Paper: K & Company (Halloween)
Tools: EK Scallop Punch, MCT (Stitched Circle/Scallop, Gift Card Holder), iRock, Clear Bag (Scrap from $1 Stamp)
Embellies: Michael's (Bling, Stamp, Ribbon), iRock Gems