Monday, April 25, 2011

Let's Celebrate & An Announcement

Happy Monday to you all. I hope you all had a fabulous Easter and were able to spend it with the ones you love. We had a very busy weekend spending Saturday with my family and Sunday with my in-laws. Last week was crazy busy for so I did not get much crafting done at all. I somehow managed to whip up a couple cards at the request of my mother-in-law. So I thought that I would share them with you today. She was looking for a card to give to a friend who just recently got engaged. I kept it pretty simple a did two different designs for her to choose from. I could have gone with a more specific engagement theme with these but I just kept it simple.

Both of these cards were cut from the Sweethearts Cartridge (Pg 80) at 4 1/2. I also cut the matching envelope but I did not put it in picture.

I think that this yellow one is actually my favorite out of the two, although I do like them both. For this design I decided to use the celebrate sentiment from my new stamps by TPC Studio "Greetings". This is my first time using stamps in any of my projects so I am still working with them. I am not sure if is the ink I have or the fact that I was using textured card stock but I had a hard time getting the sentiment to look right.

This is what I call the Tiffany Blue Congrats card. I just love the way the colors looked with the black card base. This is the card that my mother-in-law picked to give. I also used the CONGRATS sentiment from my new stamps by TPC Studio.



I have been picked to be on my very first DESIGN TEAM with PATCHES OF PINK. YIPPIE!!!! I am so SUPER excited and honored to have been picked. I am really looking forward to working with Jalisa and the other fabulous and talented members of the design team. You really need to stop over at Patches of Pink and check out her work!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Vote For ME

Last week I submitted a project over at Patches of Pink for the Easter Challenge link up Jalisa is hosting.  Please stop over at the challenge and vote for my project. (I am #21) She is also picking Design Team Members from this challenge, the person with the most votes wins a spot as one of the members. Two other members will be picked by Jalisa! Voting starts today and ends tomorrow at NOON (EST), so hurry up and click HERE to vote for my project. Thanks for the support. Have a great Monday everyone!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Fling Sign

Happy Sunday to you all. I hope you are all having a great day. I have been working on this project for about week, it really should not have taken a week but for some reason things were just not falling together for me on this project. Today is the last day to enter the Fantabulous Cricut Spring Fling Challenge so I thought if I wanted to get something entered I had to finish this today. The challenge was to create something for Spring using the colors PINK, GREEN, & YELLOW. I love that color combo so I am not sure why this was difficult. Anyways, I ended up making this sign to actually put in a frame and display in my craft room or maybe someplace else in my house. I also thought that I could make one as each new season approaches and always have a cute little sign to display. I already have ideas for a Summer sign. Enjoy!

Yellow Base Cardstock 5x7
Green Layer Cardstock 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Patterned paper by Me & My Big Ideas (Paper Kit)
Letters cut from Cricut Classic Font Cartridge
Butterflies cut at 1 1/2 CAC
White gel pen for stitching
Rhinestones from Michael's

Thank You ALL sooooo Much For Stopping By!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hey Cupcake

 I FINALLY got to use my new Sweet Treats cartridge the other day. I am really loving what I came up with. I found this really cute cupcake paper at Hobby Lobby on clearance a few weeks ago so I thought it would go perfect for this project. I came across a challenge over at the Cricut Cardz Challenge blog to make a cupcake holder or wrapper for Easter. I am sad that I did not have a cute little cupcake on hand to put in this holder for the picture, it would have been really cute! I think these would be adorable filled with candy, not just cupcakes!  I felt like if I was going to make a holder that I would need a card to go with it, so I made them all match. I am kinda weird like that! At the last minute I decided I needed to make a tag to go along with everything. It is color coordinated but I did not have a thinner brown ribbon to use for it so it has a light pink ribbon with white dots. It still looks cute but I think it would have looked better with brown.

Card base-White Cardstock
Layer-Pink Cardstock
Patterned paper-Paper Studio
Cupcake1 at 3"
White gel pen
Stickles for swirl on cupcake
Brown Ribbon

Cupcake Holder at 7 1/2 using Sweet Treats
Brown Ribbon

Tag base cut at 3 1/2
Ribbon by Paper Trends

]Thank You ALL SOOOOO Very Much For Stopping By!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hoppy Easter

Happy Monday to you all. Its hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner and spring is starting make its presence, 2011 is rushing right along. It seems the older I get the faster things seem to go. I just got this really pretty spring paper by DoodleBug Design Inc a couple weeks ago so I was excited to finally use it. I knew if would make a perfect spring/Easter project. I ended up keeping it pretty simple because I loved the paper so much. I am a little obsessed with stitching my projects so I of course had to add that but I just love the look it gives.

I have linked this card up to...

Cricut Cardz Challenge with an Easter Theme.

Paper Issues "Party Time" Link Up with an Easter or Spring Theme.

Patti Lynn Creations Monday Challenge with a bunny Theme.

Paper Cutz Challenge with a bunny, chick or egg Theme.


Patches of Pink

Teal Card Base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Yellow Layer 5 1/4 x 4
Patterned Paper By DoodleBug Design Inc.
Rabbit (CAC) 3 1/2
Sentiment Printed from my computer using font from Kevin & Amanda
Font: Pea Faith Dots Find it here.

Thank You ALL SOOOOOO Much for Stopping by!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Make A Wish

It is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL Sunday here where I live, a little windy but sunny skies and in the low 80's. To bad its only going to be in the 60's tomorrow, well that is the Midwest for ya. I think that this may be the first Birthday card I have made. I actually started out this project thinking that I was going to use my new Sweet Treats cartridge but I actually ended up using this cute birthday cake from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I just thought it was so cute! I was having lighting issues for some reason with this picture so it did not photograph very well.

I am linking this card up to...

My Pink Stamper's April Pinkalicious Blog Hop with a Birthday Theme.

Flair and Frills: Friday Frills with a "Let's Celebrate" Theme.


More Than Favors: Wacky Wednesday with a Birthday Theme.

Light Blue Cardstock (Card Base)
Pink Cardstock
Patterned Paper by Paper Studio
Ribbon by Paper Trends
Birthday Cake 3 1/4 Simply Charmed Cart

Thank You SOOOO much for stopping by!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby Stroller Card

Happy Friday Everyone! I have a project for you today, it just so happens to be one of my favorite cards yet! I just recently purchased 3 new cartridges, I have been SUPER excited to use them but I have been busy and have not had a lot of time in my craft room, (sigh)! I feel in love with this little stroller from the Simply Charmed cartridge and I just had to make something using it. I have a couple friends who are pregnant so I am sure one of them will receive it.

I have linked this card into the Baby Week Link Up over at Betty Bee's Buzz.


Patches of Pink

Card Base-Brown Cardstock using Sweethearts Cart @ 5"
Baby Stroller using Simply Charmed Cart @ 3.5"
Glitter Letters by Me & My Big Ideas
Yellow Yarn
Congrats Phrase (inside) Cricut Classic Font Cart @1"
White cardstock layer w/rounded corners (inside)

I also cut a coordinating envelope to fit this card from the Sweethearts Cartridge (not pictured)

Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

We all need a little LOVE!

Good Morning Everyone! Kristal over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew is hosting a "LOVE" Link up party. I really enjoy reading her blog and always leave feeling inspired in some way. So check out her blog here for more information on the link party, blog candy, projects and tons of inspiration. She also has asked that I share something about myself that you all may not know that is special or unique. I always have a really hard time with this for some reason. I spend way more time on the computer than I really should but can not pull myself off of it, I really am addicted to reading blogs. I love it! Link up NOW!!!!

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