Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Top 10 Cards of 2010!


Suzi over at The Manic World of Mrs Weyremaster has challenged us to pick our top 10 favorite cards of 2010. So without further ado here are mine - well, one caveat, I picked 11! I just couldn't narrow it down any further! LOL

I hope you all enjoyed my review of my favorite cards from 2010! Thank you for stopping by for a visit!

Be sure to join us for the "Let's Celebrate" blog hop on Jan 1st, hosted by Joanna from Scrap Making! Have a safe and happy New Year! :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Designers Choice Card and a Winner! :)

Hi, all! I hope that you are all having a great holiday season!

I made a quick card today using Birthday Bash and Carousel, and of course, my sweet Gypsy. :)
The elephant is cut at 3.5" and I welded two ticket shapes together to make the card base. The elephant is also on a Wobbles - I LOVE them. Hopefully, Santa will bring me a new video camera so that I can take a video of how cute they are when they wiggle! :)
I also have a winner from the Homemade Hop - sorry, it has taken so long! It's been a hectic week! LOL
Angela said...
Great cards. I like how you used the same layout & cut different images. I have been making so many Christmas cards, so I know the work you put in them. I would love to win your stamps.
Simple Creations

Angela, I am e-mailing you to get your choice of stamp set and address. :)

Also, tonight (12/23) at midnight is the deadline for the Guess the Designer contest for our new Designers Choice stamp set.

This set was designed by our WONDERFUL Design Team - each member listed below has at least one sentiment. Take a guess who submitted what sentiment and if you get the most correct you will win a free Scrappy Moms Stamps set of your choice. If there is a tie we will use Random.org to choose the winner. Remember, your guesses need to be in by midnight tonight (Dec 23).


I hope that all of you have a FABUOUS Holiday!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Scrappy Moms Stamps Set - Designers Choice

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I have a card made with out brand new Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Designers Choice. This is a very special set that was created by our Design Team members. They submitted sentiments that they love and thought that you would enjoy using in your papercrafting! We will be doing sneak peeks all this week - so please visit them and leave some love! :)

This card was made using the saddle shoes from Nifty Fifties. I have had this cartridge for over a month and have been dying to use it. This sentiment just begged me to make a card with it - isn't it cute! I though it would be great for a birthday card for someone who has a good sense of humor - LOL!

We thought it would be fun to have a little contest for all of our WONDERFUL followers! We are challenging you to guess which Design Team member submitted which sentiment...think you can do it? Email your guesses to us a scrappymom.stamps@gmail.com. Each of the members below have at least one sentiment.
Whoever guesses the most correct will win a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. In the case of a tie, we will use Random.org to choose the winner. Entries are due by midnight on Dec 23rd, good luck!

Lots of {{{ HUGS }}}!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Homemade Christmas Blog Hop!

Merry Christmas and welcome! I'm sure you enjoyed Elsa's project, isn't she fabulous?!

Thank you for joining me today - I hope you like what I have to show you! These are my Christmas cards for this year. I made 2 sets of 10 different cards for a total of 20 handmade Christmas cards - whew!! :)

I used the same basic layout for all the cards - a mat of green cardstock with a white mat on top that I Cuttlebug-ed. I used the Snowflake, Distressed Stripe, Argyle, Swiss Dots, Polka Dots, and Script embossing folders by Cuttlebug and the Large Dots embossing folder by Quickutz. I use red Organdy ribbon from Joanns. Oh, a note about this ribbon - YUCK! I thought because it was sheer it would be easy to manipulate - boy, was I wrong! I would have picked a softer sheer ribbon if I had to do it again, this one was really stiff.
The Santa is cut from A Childs Year. The trees, mouse, baby Jesus, and presents are from Winter Frolic. The gingerbread man is from Just Because Cards. The Snowpeople and reindeer are from Winter Woodland. The angel and teddy bear are from Christmas Solutions, while the present the bear is leaning up against is from Sweethearts and stretched on my Gypsy. Wow was that lots of info!!!
It's hard to tell but I used Stickles or some kind of bling on each card - take a peek at some closer pictures to see if you can find it! LOL

The stamps are from Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes and The Charmed Life stamp sets. :)
I hope you enjoyed my cards! For blog candy I a giving away your choice of a Scrappy Moms Stamp set! Just leave me a comment for an chance to win - of course, if you like what you see here I'd love to have you join in and follow me. :)
Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Amanda from My Scrap Obsession! Enjoy!
Yuletide {{{ HUGS }}}

Thursday, December 16, 2010

FINALLY - Some Halloween Pages! LOL

Happy Thursday, everyone!

I am finally getting to post these Halloween layouts I did for my kiddos! I am a "lazy" scrapper, when I have to do holiday layouts I find a design that will work for all three kids and duplicate it. I customize the colors, title, etc so each one is just different enough to be individual. At least I hope! LOL

I used the Scrappy Moms A Haunting We Will Go stamp set to make the little tags on the photos.
I hope you all enjoyed my "Kooky not Spooky" pages! Be sure to check back this Sunday when the Scrappy Moms Design Team will be intruducing a new Scrappy Moms Stamp set! :)
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Card Cupids!

Happy Tuesday, all! :)

I just wanted to share a wonderful site with all of you - Card Cupids! The collect cards for need and/or ill children. The children will touch your heart, please take a minute to visit the blog and make a card or two if you can. :)

Scrappy Moms Stamps will be sponsoring a Card Cupids challenge in March - it should be lots of fun and, hopefully, raise a ton of cards for these little ones!

On a different note, I have been working on my Christmas cards for 4 days - hopefully, they will be done soon. I can't wait to share them with you! :)

Big {{{ HUGS }}}!

Monday, November 29, 2010

One in a Million! :)

Hi, everyone! I hope that you are all recovered from the Thanksgiving feast and Black Friday! :)

Just a quick project I made with our new Simple Sentiments stamp set. I found these golden dollar chocolate coins and thought of this stamp right away!

You can't tell but I used a Wobbles on the money bag - they are sooo stinkin' cute! I tried to film a video for you but I have an old camera and the video won't load. I think it's the wrong type and I'm too tired to research how to change it. LOL If you haven't checked out Wobbles yet I highly recommend that take a look at their facebook - they have links to other projects. You'll love them!! The money bag is cut at 2.5" from Smiley Cards - my 1st cut from this digital cart - Yay!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have a few more things for you to take a peek at this week... maybe even a layout or two. :)

Oh, and a big THANK YOU to all that joined us for our Scrappy Moms Stamps Thankgiving special!

{{{ HUGS }}}

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Scrappy Moms Stamps Set - SIMPLE SENTIMENTS

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Thank you for joining me today - I know many of you are in full prep for Thanksgiving! :)

This week the Scrappy Moms Stamps Design Teams is introducing our newest set - Simple Sentiments. This set is designed to be a companion to our Everyday Greeting set - more versatile saying for your greeting cards. This set will be available for purchase starting tomorrow!

My first card for the sneak peek is quick and simple. I used Fiskars Upper Crest edge punch on the bottom of the white strip and the baby carriage from Simple Charmed is cut at 2.5". I used Peach Keep Everyday Character Faces for the little guy, then added just a touch of chalk on his cheeks. Who doesn't just love a little chubby, rosy baby face! :)

I hope you liked my easy card - be sure visit the other Design Team Members for more Simple Sentiment sneak peeks! They are listed on my right side bar.

Oh... and we are having a Thanksgiving special starting tomorrow (11/25) through Sunday (11/28) - FREE SHIPPING on all orders. :)

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Gift Giving Season Has Started! :) ** Info Update!

We had the last meeting for the year at my MOMS group so I made little gifts for all the ladies at my table. I started off making a cute little fall-themed project I saw on Greenbean's Crafterole (if you haven't visited her before take a few minutes for look around - she's awesome!! ) - soap leaves! Then I made some homemade caramel corn (Yum!) and put it in these cute little holiday buckets with the recipe on top.

Last, but not least, I made little angel Christmas tree ornaments from butterfly paperclips. YES, PAPERCLIPS! I saw this idea on line while looking for a craft project for my Brownie Girl Scout to do with her troop at their Christmas party.

You use ribbon, one paperclip, one round silver bead, and one decorative spacer bead for the halo. I made this tiny (3.5"x 2.5") card as my delivery method. I was going to make a box but I figured this would do double duties as greeting card. I punched the side with Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and punched a hold for the end of the ribbon to fit through. I taped the tail of the ribbon the the inside cover of the card and lined the other side with white cardstock so there would be contrast behind the punch. The "You're an Angel!" stamp on the front and the "Sending you Christmas blessings" stamp I used on the inside are from our Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes stamp set. ** Just wanted to share a little hint in case you want to make these little ornaments yourself. The silver beads have pretty small holes since they are made for jewelry wire - I used a needle threader and pulled one side of the ribbon through 1st, then put the needle threader back in and pulled through the 2nd side of the string. I tried to do them both at the same time but it was too thick. I didn't mind doing it twice, it's kind of therapeutic! LOL **
The ladies really seemed to enjoy their little gifts - hopefully, I can keep up the crafty gift production through the holiday! LOL
Have a wonderful weekend! See you next week when The Scrappy Moms DT will be introducing a brand new stamp set! :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Quick Share...

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to do a quick post about this AWESOME ink that I recently found at Joanns -

High-density Pigment Ink by Fiskars - it's made to go in their new Push and Print Stamp Factory but I have been looking for a REALLY GOOD black ink. I was thinking that I would have to order some Stampin' Up ink but I am TERRIBLE about waiting. Ya, just call me an instant gratification junkie! LOL

So I was browsing the stamping section and this caught my eye. I like my stamped images to be really dark black and most of the other ink pads I own come out just slightly (or in some cases, more than slightly) grey. So I used a coupon and hoped for the best.

I had to try it the second I got home and, Wow - it was very dark and crisp! Yippee.... then I looked at it again and realized that I had smeared it. What??? After playing around a few times I found out that "High-density Pigment" translates to "LOOOOONG drying time". Now, remember when I told you I was a "instant gratification junkie"? A long drying time doesn't sit well with me... so I whipped out my trusty heat gun and figured out that a good 10-15 seconds will set it perfectly! :)

Sure it takes an extra step but I LOVE that the stamps are so dark and clean - it's totally worth the extra few seconds.

So now that I have enabled a few of you, do you have any products that you LOVE? I'm always looking for a new favorite item to add to my list, so I'd love to hear from you if you do.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

1st Christmas Card :)

Hi, everybody! I just wanted to share a Christmas card I made last week, I know - it took me a while to take the picture and get it on. LOL

The tree with the little birdie is from Winter Frolic cut at 4.3" on my Gypsy. I bought the background paper at Joann's but not sure of the maker. The stamp is from the Scrappy Moms Stamps Winter Wishes. :)

I put a little white embossing powder on the tops of the branches to look like snow and added a little bling with the crystal gems.

Hope you enjoyed my little card. Have a WONDERFL day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Prayers for Monique!

I just wanted to do a quick post about our fellow crafty blogger, Monique from Monique Griffith Designs. She was diagnosed with Invasive Breast Cancer this year and is undergoing a double mastectomy today. Please keep her in your prayers for a successful surgery and an easy recovery!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I DID IT!!! * Update

I bit the bullet and went and got a Gypsy! I was going to buy one from one of blogging buddies but felt guilt about spending the money. When I told my husband I wasn't going to do it he said that I deserved it and I just just go buy it. YAY!!

So now I have (hopefully) registered it and am waiting on THE email - the one that has my Cricut rewards - so I know for sure it went through. I checked on my Cricut.com account and it doesn't show up yet. If it's not there tomorrow I'm going to call PC and make sure it's registered. I want to make sure that I don't miss-out on the cartridge downloads on Nov 1st. Or maybe the second - I bet PC's servers crash A LOT on the 1st with all the people trying to complete the download! LOL

*** I wound up calling PC and for some reason I wasn't prompted to do the Gypsy Sync yesterday - so I WASN'T REGISTERED. Whew - I'm glad I called!! I got everything to work today and have run all the updates as well. Yay! ***

Anyhow, if any of you have great tips/secrets to share about using the Gypsy I'm all ears! :)

Big {{{ GYPSY HUGS }}}!
(Sorry, Emma- I had to use it just this once, LOL!)

Friday, October 22, 2010

New A Pinch and A Dash Sneak Peek!

Happy Friday!! Today a have a new SIMPLE sneak peek card for you - it seems to be one of the more "popular" sentiments on our new A Pinch and A Dash set . LOL

The yo-yo is from B is for Boy and cut at 3.5". I love Nicole's card with the wonky rectangle from George and Basic Shapes so much I decided to try one of the rectangles on my card -thanks for the inspiration Nicole! :) I used the DS to make it and it's shadow so I don't have an exact size but it's approximately 4" high by 3 1/8" wide.

I like that the yo-yo is an unusual cut to use with a kitchen themed stamp set - yet, somehow it just fits (at least to me - LOL)!

I hope you enjoyed my little card! Have a great day!

Winner from Funmare Blog Hop!!!

I just realized that I STILL haven't drawn a winner from the Funmare Before Christmas Blog Hop!!! I am sorry - it's been a crazy couple of weeks!

So here is the lucky winner...

Terry from iluvmybugs said...

These are just the cutest lollipop holders I've seen! TFS

Congratulations, Terry - I will email you for your address and choice of stamp sets. :)

I am working a new sneak peek card so check back later to see the final product. I hope you will like it!


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