Friday, December 31, 2010

Birthday Blog Hop Line Up

So... Here is the line up for the blog hop on Tuesday. I had my fiance pick the order of the blogs. I told you that I would post the order tonight and thats whats happening... :)


Ashley - http://myscrappinpalace.blogspot.com (HERE)
Courtney - http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com
Wendy - http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com
Angela - http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com
Jillian - http://princessandthepaper.blogspot.com
Darlene - http://talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com
Abby - http://scrapbookaholicbyabby.com
Tracy - http://adventures793.blogspot.com
Momo - http://madebymomo.blogspot.com
April - http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com
Kristin - http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com


If you have any questions please feel free to email me anytime :)


There will also be some blog candy here on Tuesday with my Project!! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Birthday Blog Hop

So, I will be having a Birthday Blog Hop next Tuesday. I have some very talented Ladies helping me out with this... I will put up the order of the blog hop on Friday! Stay tuned for some fun!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 25

I just got my new set of Peachy Keen Stamps yesterday. I was so excited. I just had to make something with them. These were the cards that I came up with. I used my awesome Winter Frolic cartridge.




Friday, December 24, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 24

I spent the morning of my day finishing my Christmas Cards. Here is a few that I made...


Thursday, December 23, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 23

Today I needed to finish Christmas gifts and I saw an ornament that Momo did over on her blog a while ago and I decided I had to make one of my own. It was a snowman. It is the cutest Ornament ever!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 22

Today I was wanting to make a card with a monkey on it but I still have xmas cards and things to make so I decided to make a Christmas monkey. I am so glad with how this turned out. It is awesome. I used the amazing Peachy Keen Basic Face Stamps and the Santa hat is from Paper Doll Dress Up. 

I am also entering this into the MyPinkStamper's 12 days of Christmas for the 6th day.


I used Stickles for the Pom Pom on the santa hat and a Sakura white Jelly Roll pen for the eyes.

25 Days of Christmas: Day 21

Today I am doing the challenge from MyPinkStamper. It was a color challenge and to use Teal or Blue, Green and Brown. I really like these colors together. They are pretty! I really wanted to use 3 birds on parade and I still have some Christmas cards to make so this is the card I came up with...


I used stickles on ball on the top of the hat. The bird is cut at 3 1/2 and the words are cut at 3".

Monday, December 20, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 20

My FUN and EXCITING News............................... Are you ready???...............


I was picked to be a part of the 2011 Peachy Keen Guest Design Team. YAY!!!!! I am so honored and excited!!! There are 45 other wonderful ladies that will be on the Guest Design Team as well. I will post the list in order of weeks under the post. It is going to be so fun... Go ahead and go read more on the Peachy Keen Blog


Here is the list...


WeekNameBlog
01/10 - 01/14Theresahttp://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
01/17 - 01/21Jessica M.www.KinderStampO.com
01/24 - 01/28Erikawww.cricutlove1.blogspot.com
01/31 - 02/04Joyhttp://www.joyslife.com
02/07 - 02/11DoBeahttp://dobeaalberts.blogspot.com
02/14 - 02/18Kimmyhttp://scrappinwithkimmy.blogspot.com
02/21 - 02/25Cindywww.mrsbscraftroom.blogspot.com
02/28 - 03/04Ravenwww.love4stamps.blogspot.com
03/07 - 03/11Tifanyhttp://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com
03/14 - 03/18Saundrahttp://www.luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com/
03/21 - 03/25Stephaniewww.stephcreates.blogspot.com
03/28 - 04/01Mandyhttp://stamping4u.blogspot.com/
04/04 - 04/18Liz M.www.lizspaperloft.blogspot.com
04/11 - 04/15Sandrahttp://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
04/18 - 04/22Kristalwww.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com
04/25 - 04/29Courtneyhttp://CourtsCrafts.blogspot.com
05/02 - 05/16Alisonhttp://www.stretchnbubbles2.blogspot.com/
05/09 - 05/13Abbywww.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com
05/16 - 05/20Irithttp://iritshalom.blogspot.com/
05/23 - 05/27Jessica U.http://www.denimglittercreations.com/
05/30 - 06/03Irishttp://cocoacards.blogspot.com/
06/06 - 06/10Liz N.http://skittles-and-scrapbooks.blogspot.com
06/13 - 06/17Linda L.http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com
06/20 - 06/24Ellenhttp://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/
06/27 - 07/01Dianehttp://capadiadesigns.blogspot.com/
07/11 - 07/15Amyhttp://www.scrappingmommy.com
07/18 - 07/22Lauren B.www.laurenscreative.com
07/25 - 07/29Cathrynhttp://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com
08/01 - 08/05Michellewww.scrappinwithmybug.com
08/08 - 08/12Gabyhttp://www.gabycreates.com
08/15 - 08/19Linda K.www.krazyquilling.com
08/22 - 08/26Glorajeanhttp://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
08/29 - 09/02Sarahttp://snugasabugdesigns.blogspot.com/
09/05 - 09/09Cristinahttp://www.craftingwithcristina.com
09/12 - 09/16Lauren D.http://laurenscraps.blogspot.com/
09/19 - 09/23Janehttp://polkadotgypsy.blogspot.com/
09/26 - 09/30Ashleyhttp://myscrappinpalace.blogspot.com/
10/03 - 10/07Jessica K.http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
10/10 -10/14Kristinhttp://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com/
10/17 - 10/21Heatherhttp://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/
10/24 - 10/28Jamiehttp://jamie-thegreenefamily.blogspot.com/
10/31 - 11/04Pialihttp://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/
11/07 - 11/11Stacyhttp://www.mycraftingtime.com/
11/14 - 11/18Cathywww.sniptuck.blogspot.com
11/28 - 12/02Juliehttp://juliescraftyspot.blogspot.com/
12/05 - 12/09Lyndahttp://positive-force.blogspot.com/

PS... I see that it has cut off some part of the blogs, they are are the links so you can go ahead and click on it. I'm not sure how to fix it. 

25 Days of Christmas: Day 19

I just made this card from Create a Critter. I love the little trees

25 Days of Christmas: Day 18

I wasn't sure what kind of card to make this and then I put a post on my Facebook page getting ideas and I was told that it makes a better Birthday card than Christmas. However I am still stuck on what sentiment to use on it...

25 Days of Christmas: Day 17

I decided this year I was going to try and make pretty much everything. Well, I think I got in way over my head considering I didn't start as early as I wanted to. I did make a few tags before and loved them. However I didn't feel like I had much time to make as many as I needed. So my younger sister works at Fred Meyer and I went there to get her one night and they had blank Christmas tags, ready for some ink and string. This is what I came up with and I still need to put the string in them. 

25 Days of Christmas: Day 16

I made this card for one of my family members. I needed another card and my sister and i had made the cute little birds a while ago and hadn't made anything with them yet. This is what I decided to make. The Card is a little smaller than an A2 card. They are a 25 pack at Michaels and I think they are 5.5 X 4. But they work all the same. 

I used 3 birds on parade for the card and this beautiful paper is from Craft Warehouse but I'm not sure the name of it. 


25 Days of Christmas: Day 15

Me and my fiancé had got some gift cards for people for Christmas. I was going to buy gift card holders and then  fiancé asked why I didn't just make some. I wasn't real excited about the idea only because I have so many things to make for Christmas. I decided that it couldn't be that hard and I went ahead and did some searching for gift card holders  on you tube. I found some that were very easy and very cute! These are what I came up with...


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 14

Today I worked on a Christmas Card and getting the other Christmas cards labeled to be mailed out. It's a process. 


This is my Card...

I am entering this into a few challenges today...

1. MyPinkStamper: Make a project using 2 shades of Pink, 2 shades of Blue and Black
2. Paper Cutz: Create a LO, Card, Project using a hand stamped, digital, or cricut cut of a Snowman or Snowflake. Any colors.
3. Paper Playtime: SNOWMEN!!!
4. Peachy Keen: Emboss It!! Card or LO using an embossing technique

25 Days of Christmas: Day 13

Today I had a big TO-DO on my list that I have been trying to do for 2 weeks and havn't got that far. Well tonight was my lucky night!! I actually accomplished it, it may not have got done 100%, but 50%. I have got to say that is better than the big fat 0 still.


That's right!!! You guessed it! We finally got our Christmas tree!!!!! YAY!!!!!! I'm so excited. It smells like Christmas in my house. It didn't get decorated yet but that is because when we got it, it was pouring rain outside and I think it's a bad idea to put the lights on a wet tree. LOL!! So the decorating step is next and will happen this weekend. 



My Puppy who is just 9 months old, will not leave the Christmas Tree alone. We just figured out she is opening the back of the tree skirt and drinking the water out of it. 



25 Days of Christmas: Day 12

Well Today has been another one of those busy days!! That's good though.

I found out some amazing news and I cannot wait to share it with all of you but it's not the time. When I get the go-ahead I will announce it. I am so excited I almost cant keep it in but I will...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 11

Today was trying to finish getting things done for Christmas. I honestly didn't get far on that and I worked almost the whole day. Well, more money!! :) Projects are getting done just not as fast as I hoped! Oh well, thats what today before work is and all of tomorrow after I watch my cousin. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 10

Me and my sister were out all day buying all the rest of the things that we need to make gifts and did not get much crafting in... 


We are trying to make a few things just for us but it takes over night to do so that may be the project that I do for tomorrow. We spent a long time in Craft Warehouse today :) This is the bird that I got done to make for a card. I am just working on the card part and will have it finished by the morning. 

25 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Im a little late, but better late than never... I got an order from my grandpa to make a set of cards, so that is what I have been working on to get done. I had everything done except I lost a few pieces to the Santa and Reindeer. I had to re-cut all the missing piece. This is what I did... 



There is also another set but they are hidden...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Hello Everyone!!!


I am a little behind tonight! I made something but the camera battery is dead so I have to wait for it to charge. I am ready to go to bed So I will post 2 projects tomorrow. I got an order from my Grandpa and Friend at work to make some Christmas Cards and so that is what I have been working on. I will show you tomorrow. Along with all the Christmas gifts I have been trying to make. It's Crazy right now. Hope everyone has a good night!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 7

I just got these very cute Note holders that I have been wanting to try decorating... We will see how far I get with that!!


Monday, December 6, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Today I made this way cut card with 3 birds on parade. I love this Cartridge!! They have the cutest things on it, for every holiday and season...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Today I made gift tags for Christmas. I got the idea off of the website www.creativetimeforme.com. She made some tags with Winter frolic so I made some like hers and then a few of my own. 





I am so happy with the way they all turned out. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 4

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... A free day to crafting!!! YAY!!!!

This is the card I made with my new Winter Frolic Cartridge. I love it! It has so many awesome cuts!!



Friday, December 3, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Hello All!!!


This morning I got to go to the Festival of Trees with my best friend and it was really cool. Took lots of pics!! :) But afterwards we went to Michaels, and Craft Warehouse and got some cool stuff. We have been working on Christmas gifts tonight. I managed to whip this card up and I am very impressed with it. It is made with Winter Frolic. I Love that cartridge...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Today is day 2... I know it is the 25 days of Christmas but I had to throw in a birthday card today. Today is my sisters 20th Birthday!!! YAY!!! She is growing up so much! She is living with me right now and it's different but I would do anything for her. 


I made a card while I was at work today on Esmerelda (my gypsy). I decided to use Smiley Cards for the card. I'm so happy that I did!!!! I also added a bow and some bling to the bow. She is not a pink girl like me so I made hers Blue and Green! I love this new cartridge!!



I cut the shadow and welded it, then cut out all the regular pieces. Everything was cut at 4 1/2. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 1

So I am going to do my best at posting everyday and then making crafts and showing them off. I encourage you to join in. 


Today for the first post I was just going to do a little update since I am not finished with the card I am working on and havn't posted in a while...


The weekend before Thanksgiving we had my great grandma's funeral, she passed away the 13th of November, so that was really rough. She was 98 years old and had a nice long wonderful life. She will be missed very much. Our whole family came in from Las Vegas, Arizona and Washington for the funeral, so I got to meet a lot of people that I have not seen since I was born. That was fun!  My aunt is Pregnant and so that has definitely been exciting. We are in the process of making her a pregnancy album to document everything. I am also trying to finish me and my fiancé's 2010 album up to this point. His whole family came into town for Thanksgiving and we all had a blast. We made the announcement to them that we are getting married next year and everyone was so happy. We knew they would be but they live in LA and Oklahoma, so hadn't heard the news. That turned out to be the best weekend in a long time; with all things good. Tomorrow is my little sisters birthday, She will be 20. We are all going out to dinner on Saturday night to this wonderful italian/pizza place called Nona Emilias. Im excited for that. And I also just got free tickets from my work to go to our festival of trees this weekend. Going to be very busy until the holidays are over. Crazy but FUN!!!


I also still have to make things for gifts and send them away. I am almost finished with all the Save the Dates for my wedding; about 30 left to make...


See you back here tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hello Thursday at Obsessed with Scrapbooking

Hello Thursday is here!!! Yay!! They have some great new carts. Go take a look at Obsessed With Scrapbooking.

I think my favorite new cart is jolly holidays! It is too adorable.


Ashley

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #22

Make a Holiday Card or Tag that features a Christmas Tree or Ornament

Use the Cricut or Other Die Cut on your project
Add Ribbon
Add Handmade Embellishment
Add Bling
(use anything additional you desire)


Last weeks Challenge was a photo inspiration. I looked at it once and had an idea but never made my project. So I changed it up a little and decided to add it to my card this week for an addition to this weeks Challenge. I just made this card today with my Winter Frolic Cartridge, and the shells are from Create A Critter. 



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #67

For challenge # 67, make a card, LO or craft project for Thanksgiving, using buttons and bows, and any colors you'd like.


I just got 3 birds on parade last week and I thought I would use the Thanksgiving Bird on that, I am making it for my mother in law. We are going there for Thanksgiving this year. 



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bitten By The Bug 2 Create A Critter Dog

This week over at Bitten By The Bug 2 was a Challenge to make the dog off of Create A Critter. This is the shaped card that I made with Esmerelda and Jiminey. I really like how it came out. I added a bow to the top to make it look like a girl doggy. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Creative Time Thursday Throwback

This week over at My Creative Time Thursday Throwback the Challenge was to...


****Must be an "FOOD" theme project!
****Use "FROM MY KITCHEN" cartridge OR if you do NOT own this cart, feel free to use any older cartridge you have just as long as it has to do with "FOOD"!
****Must be an ORIGINAL project made especially for THIS challenge
****ONE entry Per Person Please.
****Deadline for project will be WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10th @ 6:00pm PST
****Last but Not Least~ HAVE FUN!!

This is my entry for the challenge this week.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Challenges

I am posting this card tonight for 2 Challenges. I made this card with the new Smiley Cards on the Gypsy. It was so fun!!! I am so happy that I got it. I would really like to see some sort of handbook for it though. It would really help.


Challenge #24 at Paper Playtime - Make a LO, Project, or Card using the inspiration "YOU ROCK".

Challenge #35 at Fantabolous Cricut - Is a color/Shape Challenge, You are to use the color green and have a circle somewhere on the card. 

Paper Cutz Challenge #66

The challenge this week is to make a get well card using a stamped image, digital image or a cricut cut of something that flies.

I just got 3 birds on parade in the mail today. I had so much fun with that cartridge tonight.

Cricut Cardz Challenge

The Challenge this week is to Make a card for Christmas with something that starts with an S.

I have not used my paper doll dress up in a while and so I made the Santa off of it.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas Candy Card

I just decided to make this shaped card tonight. I saw something like it on My Creative Time and I have been thinking about it ever since. I used the biggest Stamp from the Peachy Keen Assortment Pack.


I did everything with Esmerelda (My Gypsy). I didn't have to hide contour anything but I did flip the image and weld it together at the top. The candy is cut out at 4.75. This is all done with the Simply Charmed Cartridge. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Cards

I just made these cards. I am trying to get going on all of my Christmas cards. So far I have about 5 out of 20 done. I think I need to get a move on it!!



I used Create A Critter on both of these cards and I got the sentiments from JoAnn's. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #65

These are 2 cards that I made for MPS Challenge for Monique and Brenda going through Breast Cancer Treatment this week. I sent these to both of them. 

Over at Paper Cuts Challenge this week it was to make a project, Card, or LO for breast Cancer Awareness. I am entering the first card in the challenge this week. 



Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cricut Cardz #48

Over at Cricut Cardz this week is to make a card for Thanksgiving using the card Feature from any Cartridge. For my card I used the card feature from Going Places and the turkey is from Simply Charmed. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jitterbuggin Wise Guy Challenge

The Jitterbuggin Challenge this week was to Include a Circle, a square and an Owl. And you did not have to follow the sketch. This is my card I came up with, I did it all on my new Gypsy.


It is an A2 card and the edges are inked with pink ink. The Owl is from Create A Critter and it on with pop-dots to give it dimension. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #39

The Challenge over at Peachy Keen Challenge was to create elements used in wrapping a gift (ie... tags, gift wrap, GC holder, note cards). A little while ago I saw a video from CraftJunkieToo and it was a tag and I loved it.

I used Simply Charmed for the cut and cut 2.


Friday, October 22, 2010

MPS LIVE 30 Min Challenge

On My Pink Stamper LIVE tonight she did a 30 minute challenge. It was a color only challenge. The colors to use were Pink, Purple and Green. This is my Project... I used Simply Charmed and it was cut at 3 1/2 inches.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #63

This week the Challenge over at Paper Cutz was ANYTHING GOES! I love Challenges like that!! My Fiance's mom asked me if I could make her a card to give to her friend and of course I said yes. I am entering it for this Challenge. This is my card...




I used my GYPSY and used Gypsy Wanderings for the butterfly and the word Friends.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BBTB2 Challenge

Over at Bitten By The Bug 2 the challenge this week is to make something with the barn from the Old West Cartridge, and If you don't have that one then use a barn cut on any Cartridge that has one.

I wanted to use my brand new GYPSY and so I made the Barn from Create A Critter, which is on the same key as the Cow. This is my Card.