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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cricut Circle- Febraury Challenge

This month for the Circle challenge we were asked to make a banner. It  could be any kind of banner but must include 3 circut cuts.
I made this love banner for the challenge

I used George and Basic shapes for the hearts and also for the littler hearts, Storybook for the letters and I used the swirls cuttlebug embossing folder on the red hearts.

Friday, February 25, 2011

SSD Design Team Color Challenge

As Sweet Sassy Diva is getting ready for her Cricut cruise, her DT was asked to make a project using the colors in the picture below.
What do you think? Do you think she is excited for her cruise or what? I am just plain jealous.
So for my project I made this card for my friend.

I used Accent Essentials for the flower cuts. Here is how I set it up on my gypsy.

The sizes are the flowers are as follows: 1 @ 3.64 x 3.5, 1 @ 3.12 x3, 1 @ 2.6x2.5, 1 @ 2.08 x 2, 1 @ 1.56x 1.5
Then after they cut out I curl the petals.

I just use a pen do curl with. Then you layer all the flowers together and apply a brad in the center to hold them together. I made the brad using the I-Top tool and a 16mm brad.

then I put the card together using yellow cardstock for the A2 size card and DCWV the Dots, Stipes & Plaids cardstock pad for the patterned paper. I glued the flower on the upper left corner and then used CTMH True Friends stamp for the saying. I added buttons to the bottom of the card.
Hope you enjoyed.

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is giving away great blog candy! Check this out! WOW how awesome is that

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Circle Love Notes Challenge

Hi Everyone
This week on the Circle blog, the challenge was called Love Notes. You had to make a project with at least two Cricut cuts and a heart. I just got my Cricut Everyday cartridge and I thought of a cute saying while I was looking through the book.

So here is my project.
I used the Circut Everyday Cartridge and cut the Yudu out at 2.53", and Platin Schoolbook for the letters and then welded them together.

SSD- DT Red, Black & White Challenge

Hi everyone

This week for Sweet Sassy Diva's DT challenge she wanted us to incorporate the colors red, black and red into our projects. I decided to make a card with a cartridge I got for Christmas from my Circle Pal. Forever Young. It is such a cute cartridge with tons of great images.
Forever Young- Ladie cut at 3.5 shadow, and Chic cut at 1.03
Black Cardstock
White Gel pen
DCWV Christmas Cardstack- 2010
Black Ink Pad

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Super Cute Watermelon card and Mini Album

Hi Everyone

I had so much fun at my crop on Saturday. I love getting together with my crafting friends. I don't normally get too much done since we all talk so much! LOL! I guess that happens when you only see each other a couple of times a year. Gotta catch up on all the stuff going on in our lives. I did complete two baby banners so that was good. I still have to take and upload pictures of them.
Today I wanted to share with you a  card and a mini album I made for my Grandma. My Grandpa had to go into an assisted living home last week and I know my Grandma was feeling down. So I hoped this would lift her spirits a little.

I made this card using DCWV cardstock and the Preserves Cartridge. I also used black stickles for the seeds.

I also made this little mini album with the Mini YourStory. I also used a Once Upon A Princess cuttlebug folder. 

Monday, February 14, 2011


Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for participating in the Cricky Across 50 blog hop last weekend. I had such a great time reading all of your comments and visiting your blogs. I wanted to thank Kristel over at Getting Cricky for putting on the blog hop and coming up with all those great sponsors for the grand prizes, they were all awesome! I had fun visiting all the ladies blogs who also particated in the hop, what a great group of crafters.

I used random.org to draw the winner of Tinkerbell & Friend cartridge and it was #112-
Stephanie said... 112 Love your pictures and that sign is just too cute. I'm now a follower and will look forward to reading your blog in the future!

Congrats to Stephanie, please email your address by Friday February 18th so I can send out the cartridge to you. If I have not heard from Stephanie by Friday I will draw a new winner.
Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving such awesome comments!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cricky Across the 50 States Blog Hop!!!!

A Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to each of you! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky! . If you are here from CreateNCraft than you are in the right spot. If you just arrived here and would like to start from the beginning please go to KAndrew's Getting Cricky! For this blog hop K Andrew is celebrating her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course this hop across the 50 states! She has asked us all to post a little bit about the state we are representing, and then to post our Favorite Craft Project. I am representing the state of Oregon.
Last year we took a family vacation and camped the whole way down the Oregon coast. This was such an awesome vacation. We actually started at the very top of Oregon and worked a little way down everyday. The first place we went was Fort Stevens. We stay in the actual state park camp ground and visited the military installment. It was actually really cool and the kids loved it. The state camp ground was huge, it had over 200 campsite, with really nice showers (always a plus) and its own beach with a real ship wreck on it.
This was the first time my daughter had ever been to the ocean, and even though it was August it was only around 40-50 degrees outside. But I just couldn't keep either one of the kids out of the water.

Constructed during the Civil War as an earthwork battery, it was originally called Fort at Point Adams. Fort Stevens was the primary military installation at the mouth of the Columbia River. The fort was built to defend the mouth of the Columbia from potential  British attack during ongoing regional tensions related to the Pig War of 1859–70 in the San Juan Islands and it was later used in WWII to protect again the Japanese.

 This place was really a site to take in.
Here are some more pictures of some of the other places along the way down the coast. Our next stop was Cape Kiwanda, this is just a picture of the giant sand mountain they people was sand boarding down.
Picture of  the ocean from the beach. Cape Kiwanda is a host of the National Longboard Competition every year.
This is a picture of a lighthouse that we could see from one of the beaches we went to.
The great part about this trip was that we went with my mom and step dad and we just had a blast. It was the first time for all of my family to go to the coast and we got to see and experience some really wonderful places. I will give you some advice if you plan on taking this trip. Pack lots of warm clothes, we were freezing! It was August and we live in NV where it is nice and very hot in the summer time. I don't think it ever got warmer then 55 degrees the whole time we were on the coast and we never saw the sun until we moved inland. It is very wet and every morning everything that was left outside was soaking wet. We did get to have a fire on the beach, very cool! That sort of thing would never fly in NV since we are so dry.
When we moved inland on the way home we stopped at Crater Lake. OMG!!! This place is absolutely the most gorgeous place I have ever been too. The whole lake is surrounded by mountains and the water is crystal clear. It was formed from volcano's that erupted thousands of years ago, and then again forming islands in the lake. You can only view the lake from the top of the mountains and no one is allowed in it(not that you could get to it anyway). The lake is almost 2000 feet deep, the deepest lake in the US. These pictures do not do it justice, but they will give you an idea.
Okay, so enough about Oregon. Here is one of my favorite projects I have ever made. This was a sign that I made for my daughter's bedroom.
If you would like to see more of this sign and details on items used to make it click HERE.
Okay how about some blog candy?? We can't have a blog hop without any candy...Right? Ok I am giving away Tinkerbell and Friend Cricut Cartridge.
 All you have to do to be entered to win is:
1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Leave a comment on this post
I will draw a winner on Monday.
Your next stop on this hop is Midori Vasquez of Scraps for Me go check out PA and her awesome project!
Please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win several different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great & generous companies: Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms, Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, The Scrappin' Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design. And make sure to visit ALL the blogs as every single blog will have fabulous giveaways!

Here is a list of the blogs in case you get lost along the way!
 BEGIN: Getting Cricky With K Andrew http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/
  1. ALABAMA Tanya of Scrappy Scavenger http://www.scrappyscavenger.blogspot.com/
  2. ARIZONA Renee Kowalchik of KoolChik Crafts http://koolchikcrafts.blogspot.com/
  3. ARKANSAS Teela Young of Coffee24Tea http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com/
  4. CALIFORNIA Jess Marin of My Scrap Diary http://www.myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
  5. Nicolette Simpson of Beyond Scrapin http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
  6. COLORADO Jennifer Anderson of Scrappin Lil Turtle http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
  7. Amy Courchaine of Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Living with Fibro http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
  8. DELAWARE Meagan Jarjabka of Beyond Paper Designs http://www.beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
  9. Peggy Brustman of CeltikGirlCreations http://celtikgirlcreations.blogspot.com/
  10. FLORIDA Stephanie Hedderick of Always Crafting http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
  11. GEORGIA Brenda Haskin of Simply Bren is Having too much fun http://simplybrenhavingfun.blogspot.com/
  12. ILLINOIS Lori Brown of Saving My… http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
  13. INDIANA Angela Urell of Creative Crafting http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
  14. LOUISIANA Darlene Saucier of Simple Southern Blessings http://www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/
  15. MAINE Karen Madden of Lilac and Lupines http://lilacsandlupines.blogspot.com/
  16. MARYLAND Karen Turner of Midlife Mysteries & Masterpieces http://www.midlifemysteries.com/
  17. MASSACHUSETTS Andrea Fogleman of Scraplity http://www.scrapality.com/
  18. MINNESOTA Krystal Gibson of Krystal’s Kreativity http://www.krystalskreativity.blogspot.com/
  19. Jenny Johnson of Paper Crafting Crazy Me http://www.papercraftingcrazyme.blogspot.com/
  20. MISSOURI Kathy Northup of I Love My Crazy Life http://www.ilovemycrazylife.blogspot.com/
  21. MONTANA Kathy Floen of The Beautiful Life http://kathy-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/
  22. NEBRASKA Gloria Sleeper of Oma’s Crafts http://www.omascrafts.blogspot.com/
  23. NEW HAMPSHIRE Kristal of Getting Cricky http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/
  24. NEW MEXICO Brynn Thornburgh of Flair and Frills http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/
  25. NEW YORK Erin Span of I am SpantastiKreations http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/
  26. NORTH CAROLINA Amy Westray of redwolfSCRAPS http://www.redwolfscraps.com/
  27. OHIO Patricia Logan of MDN Creates http://www.triciatreasure.blogspot.com/
  28. Joe, Carol, Joe, and Betty of CreateNCraft at http://www.createncraft.com/
  29. OREGON Rebecca Maddux of Crafting with Becka http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/  ME
  30. PENNSYLVANIA Midori Vasquez of Scraps for Me http://www.scrapsforme.blogspot.com/  NEXT STOP
  31. RHODE ISLAND Karel Jennings of One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com/
  32. SOUTH DAKOTA Brenda Burffrau of Creativity is a State of Mind http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
  33. TENNESSEE Shannon Lefew of My Scrappy Creations http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/
  34. TEXAS Kista Orr of Scrapaleupagus at http://www.scrapaleupagus.blogspot.com/
  35. UTAH Kathy of Creative Cutter at http://www.creativecutter.org/
  36. VIRGINIA Chris Hanselmaan of Chris' Crafty Creations from the Corner http://scrappinchris.blogspot.com/
  37. WASHINGTON Mariam Satchell of Purple Lily Studio http://www.mariamsatchell..blogspot.com/
  38. WISCONSIN Janice Wilson of Stamping with Janice http://www.stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com/
  39. WYOMING Jamie Larsen of Baby Jayden’s Mommy http://babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/
  40. Lindsay Loo of Lindsay Loo Designs http://www.lindsayloodesignz.blogspot.com/
  41. END: Getting Cricky with K Andrew http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SSD DT Challenge- It's Cold Outside

Hi Everyone

This week over at Sweet Sassy Diva, the DT was asked to make projects using this picture as inspiration.
So I made this cute little snow angel card.
I used Winter Frolic, and cut the snow angel at 3.5" then I cuttlebugged the card with the snowflake embossing folder and stamp is from My Pink Stamper Winter stamps.

Here is how I set it up on the Gyspy and the paper on the mat

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day card without red or pink

I made this super cute card for the Jitterbuggin' Challenge #33- Make a Valentine's Day card without using red or pink. Here is a card I made for my husband.
I used B is for Boy for th worms and punched out the hearts with a punch, then stamped with My Pink Stamper Buggy Puns.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #60- Valentine's for a Man

Today I entered a challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge. The challenge was to make a Valentine's Day card for a man. So I made this card for my husband.
I used George Basic Shape card for the hearts.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SSD- DT Movie Challenge

Hi everyone,

This week for Sweet Sassy Diva's DT challenge we were to watch a movie and make a project about the movie. Well I haven't been renting any movies lately but I watched Valentine's Day on HBO this weekend. This is really a cute movie. It follows different people and their love stories. Really cute.

So for my project I decided to make an altered compisite notebook. This is a pocket size notebook and would fit perfectly in your purse.

So the first thing I did was took the pink patterned paper and traced it around the notebook and cut it out.
Then I glued it on the top of the notebook. I then sanded the edges. Repeat same process for the back side of the notebook. Then I added the chocolate with poka dots paper and sanded the edges.
Next, I used Gypsy font to cut out love at 1.20" and glued onto the front, and added the sticker.
Compisite notebook
CM paper from Love paper kit
Pink Cardstock
CM stickers
Gyspy Font

Friday, February 4, 2011

I am so excited! I received a Stylish Blogger Award!

I am so excited I received a Stylish Blogger Award from VinDeeLoo. Thank you so much! This is so awesome. So when you receive this award your are supposed to do the four things listed below. Upon receiving this award I must:
1) thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) share 8 things about myself
3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

Okay so 8 things about myself:
1. I am married to my high school sweetheart, we have been together for 14 years and married for 9. We didn't go to high school together (he is a little older then me), but I was in high school still when we first started dating.
2. I have 2 awesome children, Cooper is 7 and Kayla is 2. They are a handful and totally keep me on my toes all the time. But they are so wonderful.
3. I live in Reno Nevada
4.I was the first child in my family to go to college and graduate. I put myself through college working and going to school full time. Now, I have a  Bachlors degree in Supply Chain Management, and I just finished 10 accounting classes to sit for the NV CPA exam. This was a really big accomplishment for me and it feels so awesome.
5. I love to read books, camping, cooking and OF COURSE CRAFTING
6. I love Dr. Pepper, it is my coffee.
7. I was born in Kankakee IL and moved to Reno with my mom and my two sisters when I was four. Most of our family still lives in IL.
8. I want a huge garden this year with lots of fresh veggies, but I have a problem. Everything I plant dies. I do not have a green thumb.
Okay so now I am going to pass this award on to these awesome blogs that I love to visit.
1. Mindy at http://grammiescraftroom.blogspot.com/ I just discovered her blog and love it
2. Jenny at http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
3. Cheleste at http://ccscards.blogspot.com/
4.Christel at http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
5. Jenny K at http://kozfam5.blogspot.com/
6. Crystal at http://crystal-kovach.blogspot.com/
7. Kathy at http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com/
8. Jamie at http://jamiesdesigngarden.blogspot.com/
Yeah ladies I will leave a comment on your blog and let you all know, then just do the four things listed above.

Cricut Choas Challenge #4- Entry

http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/ Hi Everyone

I made this card to enter into the Cricut Choas Challenge over at More than Favors. The challenge was to make a project using Nifty Fifties, but I don't have that card so I used Forever Young to make this fifties looking card.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 3rd Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge

This week for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge, we were asked to make a project with the cartridges that came with our cricut or gypsy.

I made this card using Accent Essentials and Storybook, the two cartridges that came with my Expression.
I made this flower from a cut on Accent Essentials. I cut it at 4 different sizes and then layered it together and added a homemade brad using my new i-top my circle pal Jenny gave to me. YAY!

The butterfly is cut from Storybook and then I i-rocked the jewels on.

Sweet is also cut from Storybook.