Saturday, July 31, 2010

MOJO Monday Challenge #149

Happy weekend, everyone! I decided to participate in the Mojo Monday Challenge #149. Here is the sketch itself...

And here is my version...

All of the circles from the Mini Monogram Cricut Cartridge, including the scalloped circle card base that I welded together in the Cricut Design Studio. The sentiment tag is from the Once Upon a Princess cart and the caldron is from Mini Monsters. The sentiment is from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp set by Scrappy Moms Stamps. I added stickles on the potion/bubbles and used a paint pen to doodle around the shape.

I hope you enjoyed your visit here!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pumpkin Card! :)

I just love this little pumpkin cut from Mini Monsters and couldn't wait any longer to make a card with him!

This little guy is cut at 2" and the sentiment is from our new A Haunting We Will Go stamp set from Scrappy Moms Stamps. I used the Fiskars Upper Crest border punch on the black mat piece.

I hope you like him - he just makes me smile!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Blog Hop Winner and 2 Cute Cards! :)

Good day! I used to pick a winner for the 15 days of Christmas Blog Hop.... Congratulations -

Gaby at Scrapabookaholic!!
"Great idea for coworkers (Im a teacher/librarian)"

I am sending you an e-mail too. Reply with your address and I'll send your goodies on their way! :) Also, be sure to check out KinderstampO tomorrow for a list of all the winners!

Now on to a couple of cute cards.... My daughters made these for their Daddy's birthday this weekend.

My oldest (who's 8) made the one on the left and my middle (who's 5) made the one on the right. :)

They are both so excited to show their cards here on my blog - so cute!

Friday, July 23, 2010

15 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!

Hello, everyone and welcome from Crafty Dreams with Martha! I'm sure you all enjoyed her wonderful project! :)

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Twelve flowers with love notes!

The love notes are saying from three of our Scrappy Moms Stamps sets - Sweet Somethings, Amusing Animals, and For the Boys. These flowers are also PENS! Here's how they are made...

You will need stick pens not "click-top" ones, hot glue and floral tape.

1) Remove the cap on the end opposite the writing point.

2) Cut the stem of the flower short enough to fit into the pen right above the ink container. Put hot glue around and slightly inside the end of the pen. Put your flower in and hold it for a second.

3) Start wrapping the floral tape right beneath the flower - I put a dot of hot glue on the end of the tape to help hold it to the pen while I wrapped.

4) Continue wrapping the floral tape overlapping while you go.

5) When you get to the end put a little hot glue on the end of the tape to secure it.
ALL DONE! You can start using your pen "write" away. :)
Now for the Blog Candy....

Please leave me a comment and a way to get in touch of you to enter. If you like what you see here I'd love for you to join in and follow me. :)

Thank you so much for joining us on the 15 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! Click on the button right below to go to the next blog - the fabulous Canadian Nickel Scrap'n. :)


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sneak Peek - For the Boys Stamp Set

Good day, everyone! Today I have a card made with one of our soon to be released stamp sets called, "For the Boys"!

This was such a fast and easy card - yay! The red background is embossed with the Destressed Stripes folder by cuttlebug. The border punch is Fiskar's Upper Crest and I just used a thin strip of white paper instead of a ribbon. The cards were from an old deck that I confiscated. (shhh, don't tell)

The design team will be make more projects this week and next to show you. :) For today you can also visit Momo and Joanna for a few more creations. :)

Oh, and I have a poll for all you... We are trying to decide whether or not to upload the link to purchase the Halloween stamps and For the Boys now (a pre-order senario) or wait until we have a shipment of stamps in hand. Let us know what you would like us to do.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Throwback Thrusday and Sneak Peek! :)

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge for this week is a holiday themed card using Wild Card. Unfortunately, I don't have Wild Card or any other holiday cartridges except Mini Monsters - so I made a Halloween card.

The toad and broomstick are from Mini Monster and cut at 2" and 3.5" respectively. The sign post is from Everyday Paper Dolls - I used the DS for this one to make sure it was wide enough for my stamp. The sentiment stamp is the SNEAK PEEK - it is one of our upcoming Scrappy Moms Stamps sets. We will be doing more sneaks in the comming weeks - stay tuned! :)
Oh, for some reason it doesn't show in the picture but the yellow rectangle is matted with purple - you can really see it in person, weird! LOL
Hope you enjoyed your visit!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WARNING: Scrap-lifting ahead! :)

So about a month ago I saw THE MOST ADORABLE card on my VERY creative friend Joanna's blog - Scrap Making . I just loved it and kept thinking, "Someday I'm going to make one of those cards! " Well, it looks like TODAY is SOMEDAY!

I was in Target and I saw this balloon gift card and I knew right away I NEEDED it for this card. So home it came with me and now has a home on this project. :)

Didn't it turn out so STINKIN' CUTE?? I would have liked to have a few more choices of colors but I stuck with the color families of the balloons - but I still LOVE it!
The card is a different size for me - 4"x 6.6" (folded - unfolded it's 8"x6.6") - it will fit in a business size (4 1/8" x 9 1/2") envelope. The house is cut from Sweethearts at 2.75" and the sentiment is from our Scrappy Moms Sweet Somethings Stamps, which I stamped in red. I used LARGE pop dots on the house and small ones on the card. The tails of the balloons slide under the point of the roof of the house so the card can be removed and used.
Please take a peek at Joanna's card that inspired me, just click HERE!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Blog Candy WINNER! :)

I just used to choose a winner for my Picnic Hop blog candy. And the winner is....

Beckie W - "I love your whole card. But I have to agree, I would never thought to use that folder on a tree...great thinking out of the box. You are awesome!"

Beckie - I am sending you a face book message, send me your address and I will send you goodies on their way. :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Blog Award :)

*** If you are looking for the Picnic Blog Hop click HERE ***

Just a quick post to say "Thank You" to Annette at My Paper Trail for awarding me the Cherry On Top blog award! Be sure to visit her blog - her creations are FABULOUS!! :)

The rules for this award are:

  1. Thank the person who gave this award to you.
  2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
  3. List three things which you love about yourself.
  4. Post a picture you love.
  5. Tag five people you wish to pass this award on to.

So here it goes...

  1. I like that I am creative.
  2. I love that I have made 3 beautiful children.
  3. I love that when we decided to make our own stamps I didn't give up when it looked too hard and it seemed impossible to succeed. :)

Here is a favorite picture of mine -

It just makes me smile at the silliness! Yes, that is my husband dressed as Capt. Jack Sparrow, I love it! :)

Now I would like to pass on this award to our Scrappy Moms Stamps Design Team - your projects inspire me and you are all a HUGE asset to the Scrappy Moms Stamps family. Love you all! :)

Momo at Made by Momo
Joanna at Scrap Making

I'm also adding a few more bloggers that I love (I know it's supposed to be 5 but I using artisic license - remember, I'm creative! LOL)

Take a few minutes to visit these blogs - you won't be sorry, THEY ROCK! :)


Hello, everyone! Thank you for joining me from the fabulous
Cricut Me That with Abbie!

Here is my picnic project for the day...

I used Sweethearts for the tree and bike, the picnic basket and the clouds are from Everyday Paper Dolls, and I free-handed the blanket. The sentiment is from our Scrappy Moms Sweet Somethings stamp set.

Now onto the CANDY! I am giving away a Fiskars Apron Lace edge punch and a pair of my favorite Hobby Lobby scissors! Please leave me a comment with a way to contact you for a chance to win. If you like what you see here I'd love for you to join in and follow me! :)

Don't forget to leave a comment at all the stops along the hop for a chance to win the Grand Prize - a Cricut H2O Cartridge donated by Memory Miser!

The next step on the hop is Alex at You Had me at Craft - enjoy your visit! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sweethearts Card and a Blog Hop Alert!

Today I wanted to share this card I made for my Anniversary (shhhhh - don't tell my husband it's posted here).

I noticed that I tend to use a similar layout on my cards - it's time to break out of the mold! Ok, so moving the stamp to the top isn't drastic but hey, baby steps, right? :)

The couple is from Sweethearts and cut at 3.25", the hearts are also from Sweetheart done on the DS - cut at approximatly .75" and .5". I used the Distressed Stripes embossing folder from Cuttlebug and the sentiment is from our Scrappy Moms Sweet Somethings stamp set.

I also wanted to announce that I will be participating in a blog hop this Saturday July 10th. Stay tuned for more info...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Birthday Party Layout!

Pardon the blurry picture, I couldn't seem to get a good one. :) I just finished this layout for my 2 year old son. It's pretty simple but done! The title was done in the DS with Sesame St Font and Cursive 101. I also used the Fiskars Scallop Sentiment border punch and the EK Success Round Binder border punch. The journaling is done on a transparency and stapled on - this is the 1st time I've used staples and I'm not sure how I feel about them. I think that I would use small staples next time, if possible. I've blocked out the info on the photo above but I made the invites on my computer and reduce the size so I could fit one on the page.

Thanks for looking - I hope to have more projects to show you this week. :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Turn to Play! :)

Hello, all!

I have been working on this card for about a week - LOL. I really wanted to do a shape card and it just wasn't working out. So I put it away for a while - today I got it back out and finished it.

I made the base of the card in DS - it was a difficult shape to weld (in my opinion) since it isn't symetrical. So after playing and playing I welded it at the top. This meant that the leaf part of the card was "mangled" - lol. So I just printed the peach again and glued it to the front of the card. I use this technique with a lot of shape cards, it's great for when the weld "messes-with" the shape. I have included the side view so you can see the full light green base and the front of the peach. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

I used the peach from Just Because Cards, one of the tags from Once upon a Princess, and the sentiment if from our new Scrappy Moms Stamp Set Sweet Somethings. The base of the peach is embosses with the Large Dots embossing folder from Quickutz and the top layer with the Divine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I also used stickles around the shadow of the tag for some sparkle. :)

Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful day!


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