Monday, December 26, 2011

TAG IT! & Winner!

Hi My Friends,
I hope everyone had a Fabulous Christmas. Mine was full of smiles and laughter. My little 2yr old certainly got her fill of Santa this year. I enjoyed a relaxing time and home with family and we ate, watch the game, ate again, went to see my parents, watch some more TV came home, had dessert and sat up until we couldn't stay up anymore. Now that's what I call a relaxing time with family. Those are the moments I live for.
Over this holiday I went to a few Christmas parties we were invited to. I always like to bring something with me to give to the host. I made these quick inspired altered projects. I got the idea from Emma @My Creative Time. I'm certain hers is a lot prettier than mine, but I was in a rush so I didn't get to embellish as much as I wanted to. All die cuts and sentiments are from My Creative Time.
Anyhew I will also be entering this project into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - "Trimming with a Tag" use a tag on your project
Whimsical Designs - "Tag Challenge" T.Holtz inspired or any Christmas Tag
My Craft Spot - "Tag... You're It" tags to adorn your gifts
Paper Playtime - "Anything Goes"
Also the winner of their cartridge choice from yesterday's Christmas Day Giveaway is:
shersl84bed said...

Hope you have a Merry and joyful Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win a Cricut cartridge. I don't have either of these yet. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed. :)
"Congratulations Sher"
Please send me your mailing address and the cartridge pick of your choice via the Contact Me tab shown above on my blog. I will get your prize to you right away. Enjoy! Smooches...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Have A Very Merry Christmas....

Hello My Friends!
From My Home to Yours... I'd like to Wish Everyone A...

My sincerest Wish and Prayer is for all of you to have a Safe, Blessed and Enjoyable Christmas and Happy Holiday. On this Day, I will be having a Christmas Day Giveaway! All you have to do is comment on this post before midnight tonight EST and you can win yourself a choice of 1 of the following Cricut Cartridges. Easy Peasy!
These are some oldie but goody cartridges that someone may still need to add to their collection especially if you are new to the cricut arena. Please make sure I have a way to contact you. Using random.org, I will announce the winner Monday, December 26th. Smooches...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 22 - CWC Days of Christmas

Hello My Friends,
2nd Annual 25 Days of Christmas & Crafting Fun Showcase.
It's Day 22 and we are still cooking it up over at Cooking with Cricut. There's been some Awesome inspiration from our Design Team. They have been knocking it out of the park again with these projects. You must go check it out. Not to mention all the Fantabulous PRIZES there are in store for you to win. You gotta check out Cooking with Cricut to see all of the Fantabulous Details!
We are SO SUPER EXCITED to bring you this wonderful event! The designers have been hard at work coming up with some deliciously creative ideas to share with you! This is HOW the event will work!
Today's theme will be "Christmas/Holiday Themed"
Here is the card that I created for this: 
The lovely tree is from the CTMH - Art Philosophy cart. I adorned my tree with Twine for the lovely garland and added stickles to it for the blinging lights. The sentiment is from Dorcerela Creations "Home for Christmas" I use the cuttlebug distressed stripes to create the look of a textured curtain. The presents are stickers from my stash. I think this came out sooo cute. I really love it.  I hope you do too. The pattern paper is from a DCWV Christmas paper stack.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT Chefs have created for your inspiration on CWC's 25 Days of Christmas.
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$20 Download from PaperCraftingWorld.com
pcw 20-gv-400
* Pazzles Craft Room 1 Year Subscription
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* The Twinery Ultimate Sampler Pack
ultimate sampler-fixed
* Stamp, Stamp Pad & Block Set
holidaywishesss
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AND SOOOO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Simply enter by doing the following:
** Be a follower of this blog....sorry no exceptions.
** Leave a comment on at least one post during December 18th through December 25th (For this week’s prizes). Winners will be randomly selected from comments and checked for blog following compliance and announced on December 26th.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

CWC 25 Days of Christmas - Day 17

Hi My Friends,
2nd Annual 25 Days of Christmas & Crafting Fun Showcase.
Please bare with me as this post will be slight lengthy, but well worth the read. It's Day 17 and we are still cooking it up over at Cooking with Cricut. There's been some Awesome inspiration from our Design Team. They have been knocking it out of the park with these project. You must go check it out. Not to mention all the Super Duper Fantabulous PRIZES there are in store for you to win.

We are SO SUPER EXCITED to bring you this wonderful event! The designers have been hard at work coming up with some deliciously creative ideas to share with you! This is HOW the event will work!
Today's theme will be "Angels, Messenger of God"
Here is the card that I created for this:
This cute little digi-stamp is from none other than Paper Crafting World(PCW). I had so much fun with this Angel that I created a few more for my Christmas cards. The "Joyful" phrase is from the Cricut Lite "Inspired Heart". That lovely sentiment adorened with twine from "The Twinery" is from MCT's - All Around Christmas set. The pattern paper is from a DCWV Christmas paper stack.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT Chefs have created for your inspiration. Now back to the details of CWC's 25 Days of Christmas.
EACH DAY:
* Different Designers will be showcasing their projects for your creative inspiration.
* Will have a different theme and the themes will not ALL be Christmas or Holiday related. So be sure to visit everyday for creative inspiration you can use through out the whole year!
* We will be giving away FREE Digital Stamps, FREE Electronic Die Cutting Files and Other Printable graphics. There will be something for everyone. Please note: The freebies will expire at the end of their 24 hours and new ones will be available. You won’t want to miss them!
* We will showcase projects using your Cricut and Cricut tools.
* We will showcase projects using your OTHER electronic cutters too! Tools such as our Pazzles, Silhouettes, Gazelles and other electronic cutters. Along with all types of crafting tools and essentials.
* You will want to leave a comment for your chance to win one of our weekly prizes as well as one of our GRAND PRIZES!!!
* You HAVE to be a follower of this blog in order to win a prize, sorry no exceptions.
So Without Further Adieu...Here are the projects for DAY 17!
WEEK TWO GIVEAWAYS!
This week (Dec.9th through December 17th)
enter for a chance to win the following:
(Winners will be announced for this giveaway on December 18th.)

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Freshly Picked Cartridge

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Quickutz Embossing Folder & Dies
Snowflake Embossing Folder, Snowflake Die and Candy Cane Die
These will work in “Other” machines too :)
$20 Download from PaperCraftingWorld.com
pcw 20-gv-400
* The Twinery Ultimate Sampler Pack
ultimate sampler-fixed
* Stamp, Stamp Pad & Block Set
holidaywishesss
emctmhlogo
AND SOOOO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Simply enter by doing the following:
** Be a follower of this blog....sorry no exceptions.
** Leave a comment on at least one post during December 9th through December 17th (For this week’s prizes). Winners will be randomly selected from comments and checked for blog following compliance and announced on December 18th.

Friday, December 16, 2011

MAG Challenge #56 - Paisley pg.26

Hi My Friends,
Well I'm still working away at my Christmas Cards (don't scole your eyes at me, I know I'm not the only one). Most of the ones I've done are the hand delivered ones. I need to get a mass production going for the mailed ones. Uggghhh!
Guess What Time It Is????? - "MAG Challenge by the Page" Day
Today Designers from Team 1 are using the Paisley Cart page 26. No matter what card I make these days, I have to find some way to incorporate it as a Christmas card (lol). This way it can help lower the number I have to make.
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Here's my cutie pah-tootie card. I had so much fun making this that I made 3 other variations of it too. That's more cards added to my Christmas batch. Can I get a whoot whoot! I told ya any card I make these days will have some sort of Christmas in it as my time is completely running out. I need to get mine done by this weekend for sure.
I figured why couldn't this fly guy/gal get in the Christmas spirit too. So here's my Fluttering Pal, flying by to wish you a Merry little Christmas. If this doesn't inspire you , I don't know what will.(lol) Head on over to MAG and see what the rest of the DT has come up with. After getting inspired, join in on the FUN and let's see what you come up with. Remember with MAG Challenges, you can only the images on that page, but you can add all the embellies to your heart's desire.
Recipe:
Cart: Paisley (page 26)
Paper: Recollections Jingle Bells stack and solid pack
Tools: Glue Glun, Distress Tool, Cuttlebug, iRock
Embellies: Bling/Ribbon/Floral (Michael's), Suede & Fur Santa hat (Jolee @ Target), Flock, Glitter
Stamps: PKS Happy Lashes Assmnt, Dorcas Creations, Floral/Holly (stash),
This card will also be entered into a few other challenges out there: My Pink Stamper's 12 Days of Christmas (Day1-"Make a Christmas/Winter project from a cart that is NOT for the Holidays! Think outside the box), Peachy Keen Stamps LFIF {Fabric Scraps} - "Create a project using PKS Faces and Fabric", Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday - "Rolling in Ribbon" create a project using ribbon.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snow Adorable!!!

Hi My Friends,
I'm getting into the swing of things a bit and getting a few of my cards knocked out. Here is a card I made for Peachy Keen's Tuesday Stamp Challenge - "Create any card or layout, must use PKS stamps". This was an easy one. I had this stamp from PKS that I received last year as a bonus stamp and have been waiting to use it. So here is it. My cute, little, adorable snowman. Also did you know that PKS is having an Open Design Team Call. It would be a Super Duper Dream Come True for me if I get selected. Check out their site for more details here.
I used some puffy paint on the tree to give it the snow effect all over it. I added a little glitter to make it look like the tree was glistening. The tree is a die cute from PTI and the sentiment is from MPS "Winter Punnies" and that cute snowman was colored with my markers (Bic UF Sharpies). **sn: I so need some copics for Christmas**. Topped it off with some ribbon and bling and It's Just Perfect! Ohhhh Santa??? (lol) I hope you enjoy this card too. I'll be back with more as I get things going. I'm also going to have a giveaway of my own coming up so be sure to check back. Smooches...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Hi My Friends,
I didn't mean to leave you wondering where I've been, but things have been crazy busy around here. Washing machine is out of wack, Water leakage in the downstairs bathroom ceiling, Car still in the shop...I could go on. Something is really trying to steal my Joy from this holiday season. I know I have the power to say..."This is Not How the Story is going to End". I'm picking myself up, dusting off and will Go on knowing that things will get better and I'm going to walk right into my Blessings with a wide smile on my face. Mr/Mrs. Bah-Humbug...does not live here!
Here is a project I meant to upload on yesterday, but I just didn't get around to it. I still have quite a few cards to make (ok, a whole lot) and I'm going to have to come up with some easy mass producing ideas. I have to get out of my mind of trying to make each card unique. I don't have that kind of time, plus we still need to get our tree...yikes!
Here's this cute little birdie that I was so excited to make. I've been thinking about him for some time and finally got him out of my head. He's being such a helper, holding those little lights for the Christmas tree.
Isn't he the cutest. I found these little mini lights at Michael's by Jolee. You'll be seeing a lot more of these. The stamp is from MPS - Winter Punnies. I used some puffy paint on his cute santa hat and added some stickles for some bling. This card will be entered into the following challenges: Cardz TV - "Crafty Christmas" (create anything Christmas themed), More than Favors' Wacky Wednesday - "Christmas Theme", Fantabulous Cricut - "make a Gift, Gift Packaging or use a Gift on your project", Scrapbookaholic by Abby - "Dilo En Español Challenge #6" Christmas Theme.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch & PTI Challenge - Holiday Lollipops

Hi My Friends,
Happy Monday! You ever have one of those days where you just have to get that crafty idea out of your head. Well let's just say my mind is in overdrive and I can't create fast enough. I just hope I don't loose the thoughts that are skipping around up there(lol). Anyhew when I saw this sketch challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps - Tuesday Sketch Challenge #66, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. I didn't get to it right away and it kept popping up in my head each passing day and night. So here, I finally got to get it out of my head and onto paper. Here is the sketch that we had to follow...
Here is my interpretation on it...
I really had fun making this. The idea of using my Twine to make the lollipops was a brilliant idea I think, that was the main part of the creation that was running through my head over and over again. I love my twine and I have a few more crafty ideas to use it for this holiday. This card will also be a part of the Make it Monday challenge - "Ribbon Pleating" that runs over on Papertrey Ink Blog. I created the background using a self-masking cut out of the grass hill (Memento Bamboo Leaves), I distress the sky with some MS Chalk Ink and distressed a sun into it from the corner using some ColorBox petal (Canary). I wanted to make the Twinipops look life like so I put some glossy accents on them after I got the twine down. The cloud is a die cut from PTI (Up Up & Away). Although you wouldn't know it I used the stem from their Day Dreamer set. The sentiment is also PTI from (Christmas Poinsettia). I embellished it with the PTI ribbon (Ocean Tide) and added some bling. The scallop punch is from Marvy. Papers are MS, Recollections. I hope you like it too... BTW,
DT Call Alert!!!!    DT Call Alert!!!
Did you know the World Renowned and Famous Peachy Keen Stamps is having a, yep that's right...
Head on over there (click here) and check out all the details. This would be an Awesome opportunity for anyone out there. Hope you will be sending in your submissions. I sure will. Good Luck to Everyone! Smooches...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Birdthday...

Hi My Friends,
**** Happy Birthday to All the December Birthdays ****
I know we're getting into the holiday spirit and all, but I wanted to do something a little different to break up the routine. There is always someone's birthday in my family for every single month (July is our most popular month). I've run completely out and need to restock my stash. Here is a birthday card I'm going to be giving to my niece on the 14th. My nephew's is on the 23rd. So before I get all glittered and pine-coned down in my holiday gifts, decor and projects I figure I better get their cards out of the way now. Hope you really like this card. I'm entering it into the following challenges...
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday Card (must follow sketch) 
 

Friday, December 2, 2011

MAG Challenge 54 - Stretch Your Imagination pg52

Hello Testing, Testing... Are u there My Friends?
Wow, it seems like I haven't crafted/posted in like forever. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving cooking with my Mom like the good old days growing up so I was down at her place a lot and we celebrated Thanksgiving at my brother's & SIL. I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was just as enjoyable and plenty Thankful.
It's a Wonderful Day at MAG today. This week we were challenged to use the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge pg 52. This challenge fell right in line with the holiday season so I was glad to create something with this page. It will help add to my cards I need to do. MAG challenges are One of The Best Challenge Blogs out there. There's no other challenge like theirs. At MAG, you can only use the images on that single page (no old cuts from a stash...etc), but you can embelish to your hearts desire. Here is my project from that page. Head on over to MAG and join in on the Fun. Show some love to my fellow DT members too. There's some Great Inspiration to get you going.
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Recipe:
Cart = Stretch Your Immagination
Paper = Recollections
Tools = Cuttblebug "Snowflake", Colobox Blue Ink for Distressing, MPS Snowflake Stamps "Winter Punnies", White/Black Gel Pen
Embellies = Stickles, A La Mode Sparkle Glitter, Ribbon (Stash), Puffy Paint, Floral (Michael's)
I will also be entering my card into the following challenges:
CardzTV - Christmas card using any image that starts with an "S"
Whimsical Designs - "Add Texture"
Scraptastic Monday Challenge - Christmas Card/Project cannot use colors "Red, Green or Gold"
There's going to be some wonderful upcoming posts as the days draw near to the Christmas holiday so check back often. Smooches...