Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Cricut Christmas

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! :) I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I have to keep my chit chat short today, I have to get to work early, so I'll get right to my card.




For my card today, I put together a quick and easy Christmas card using an image from the new Jolly Holiday cricut lite cartridge. Remember how I told you yesterday that on Black Friday, my husband and I were at Wal-Mart at midnight? Well, this Cricut Cartridge is the reason why :) These cricut cartridges were brand new, they came out on Black Friday, and were only $20! They have so many adorable images on them! :) I cut the skating girl out at 4 1/4". I pieced her together and then added doodling all around. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME (My Mind's Eye). The white strip of cardstock was embossed using my snowflakes embossing folder. For some finishing touches, I added a double looped bow (tied using my Bow Easy), Primas, and pearls. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoyed my Cricut card :) Thanks as always for stopping by. I'll see you back here tomorrow with a new Sweet Pea card!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Chit Chat

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I hope all my friends in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My husband and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family all met up at my sister's house and we spent the day laughing and pigging out. At 5:00 on Thanksgiving day, I took my nieces to Michael's because I just had to get a Gypsy on sale :) We had so much fun. Then on Black Friday, hubby and I were at Wal-Mart at midnight (had to get the new exclusive cricut cartridges for $20!) and then we got a couple of hours of sleep and were up at 4 for the rest of our shopping. It was crazy out there, but we got almost all of our Christmas shopping done which was great. We spent the rest of the weekend vegging :)

I was able to get some time in the craft room this weekend, but unfortunately, our Internet went down. It's back up now, but I have to head to work and don't have time to upload any projects this morning. I'll be back up and rolling tomorrow. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a great week. Are all my friends in the States gearing up for Thanksgiving? I'm so looking forward to some time with family and some time off of work. Can't wait! :)




I have another Christmas card to share with you today. This one uses a gorgeous image illustrated by Sarah Kay (I got mine at 7 Kids College Fund). I colored the image with copics and then shaded around the image to create my sky using SU's Bashful Blue ink and my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. I also added some Stardust Stickles to the snow. My DP is from DCWV. For some finishing touches, I added pearls, a bow (tied with my bow easy), dew drops, snowflakes (these I got last year at Michael's, I believe they were the Michael's Recollection brand), and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Studio G. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I have a busy day at work so I better get going. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm Back with a New Sweet Pea Card :)

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Last week was an incredibly stressful week but, thank goodness, it's over and I get to look forward to Thanksgiving with my family later this week :) Are any of you out there Black Friday shoppers? My husband and I are, we always get amazing deals on Black Friday. I plan to get some crafty things, Michael's is having an awesome sale :) Can't wait! :) Anyway, onto my card for today.




I'm so excited to share my card with you today. Lynette, the owner of Sweet Pea Stamps has added some incredible new artists to her stamp designs. This particular image is illustrated by the amazing Caron Vinson. I LOVE her illustrations, they are absolutely gorgeous! This particular image is called Blue Fairy (of course, I didn't color mine blue :) ). I colored my image with copics. I then sponged around my image lightly with purple ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I added some Stardust Stickles to her wings and some purple glitter from my purple glitter Sakura gel pen to her bracelets. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. The yummy DP is from DCWV (love this paper!). For some finishing touches, I added pearls, Primas, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a butterfly, which was made by Prima (I got it at Michael's). What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just Checking In

Hi everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't posted this week. Work has been so crazy, I haven't had any time to get to the craft room. After today, things should slow down until after Thanksgiving. I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I've fallen behind on visiting your beautiful blogs, but I will catch up tomorrow. Big Hugs!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shall We Dance

Hi everyone and Happy Monday :) I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are having a great day! I have a super quick post for you, I have a million things to get done at work today and must get to it. I have two Cricut cards to share with you today, both made using the new Shall We Dance cartridge. I LOVE this cartridge, it has so many fun images. I used to dance when I was younger and then took dance up again in college. I loved it so much so I just had to get this cartridge! :)




For my first card, I cut the image out at 5". I used Peach Keen Princess face stamps for her face (LOVE these stamps!). All cardstock is from SU. For some extra touches, I added pearls, Primas, a bow, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?




For my second card, I cut the image out at 5". All cardstock is from SU. I used a different face stamp from the Peach Keen Princess face assortment for her face. My DP is from DCWV. I added a ribbon, bow, ballerina charm, Primas, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Hope you enjoyed my dancers :) Have a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Girl Talk

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :) I'm so glad the weekend is almost here. I have a massive amount of work to get done today but if I can get through that, I'll be able to get some R&R this weekend :) I had a lovely day off yesterday and got to spend some time in the craft room. I have two cards to share with you today.




For my first card I decided to use this adorable stamp illustrated by Elisabeth Bell and available HERE at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. I had so much fun coloring this one. I colored her with copics and then lightly inked around the image with purple ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. For some finishing touches, I added ribbon, a bow (which I tied with my Bow Easy), Primas, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls, and a cell phone mini charm that I got at JoAnn's. The fun sentiment is from an MFT set. What do you think?




For my second card today, I decided to use my paper scraps from my first card to create a new Cricut Card using the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. I cut the image out at 4". Next I created my card base with SU cardstock. I added a black ribbon and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. Just a super simple but fun card. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hey Girlfriend - You Rock!

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I'm so excited, I have tomorrow off for Veteran's Day so I plan to spend much of the day in the craft room. This week at work has so far been absolutely crazy busy and exhausting so I'm really looking forward to a day off! :)




I have a super quick and super fun Cricut card to share with you today. I just love the way this card turned out. I decided to use my Rock Princess cartridge to create a fun girly card. I first cut the image out at 4" and put the image together (I used SU cardstock on everything but her shirt, for that, I used DCWV glitter cardstock). Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV (All Dressed Up stack). For some fun touches, I added pearls, a ribbon and bow, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I adhered the rocker girl to my card base using dimensionals. Finally, I added the sentiment (which is from an old Hanna Stamps set). What do you think?

Side Note: I still have not heard from Alison who won my Sweet Pea Blog Candy. If I do not hear from you by midnight tonight EST, I'll have to pick another winner.

I hope you enjoyed my Cricut card today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here soon! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Sweet Pea Merry Christmas

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I loved getting an extra hour of sleep yesterday, but I always hate it when it gets dark so early in the evenings now. It feels like the days go by so much faster. Anyway, I was lucky enough to get some time in the craft room over the weekend and I wanted to share my first Christmas card with you today (one down, so many to go!!! :) ).




I absolutely love this image illustrated by ching chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is called Holly Fairy and I think she is absolutely gorgeous! I truly had so much fun coloring this image. I colored the image with copics (I just love pink mixed in with traditional Christmas colors so I had to color her dress and wings pink :) ). I inked around the image very lightly with SU's Pretty in Pink ink and then added Stardust Stickles to her wings. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My design paper is from Recollections (I got it at Michael's). For some finishing touches, I added pearls, Primas, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Studio G. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. See you back here tomorrow :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Candy Winner!!!

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I wanted to announce the winner of my Sweet Pea Blog Candy. I used random.org to select the winner and the winner is . . . Alison!!! Please contact me with your snail mail address and I'll get your stamps right out to you. Thank you everyone for entering the candy. I'll see you back here on Monday with a new project.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Super Quick Birthday Card




Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! Thank goodness the weekend is almost here! I haven't had much time in the craft room this week and I'm looking forward to the weekend so I can play :) I have a super easy card to show you today. I made this card last week for my nephew for his birthday. It's another Cricut card. This time, I used my Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge to cut out the cake (I cut it at 3 1/4"). I then added lots of Stardust Stickles to the frosting. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. For a finishing touch, I added a ribbon. What do you think?

Sorry for the super quick post today but hopefully I'll be back tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you haven't entered for a chance to win my Sweet Pea Stamps blog candy, make sure to scroll down to the post below this one for a chance to win!. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sweet Pea Blog Candy!!!

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! I am SO sorry I forgot to post my Sweet Pea blog candy last night. I have no excuse, I just completely forgot :) Without further delay, here is the blog candy I am offering:



Up for grabs are four gorgeous Sweet Pea images, illustrated by the fabulous ching-chou kuik. The four images up for grabs are Autumn Falls, Coral Immersion, September Rhythm, and Dance of the Butterfly.

All you have to do for a chance to win is to leave me a comment on this post by midnight, EST, on Friday, November 5th. I will use Random.org to pick a winner on Saturday morning. Make sure to leave me a way to contact you in your comment. Thanks so much everyone and good luck!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Sweet Pea Stamps Release - Atlantis Bower Mermaid

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a wonderful Halloween :) We had a great time visiting with my family yesterday to celebrate all the October birthdays. I even got some time in the craft room last night and I got to work with a brand new Sweet Pea image illustrated by Elaine Cox. Here she is:




Isn't she absolutely gorgeous?!?! I just love this image. She is called Atlantis Bower Mermaid and you can find her HERE. I colored the image with copics and then I used my SU ticket corner punch on the corners. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. For some finishing touches, I added pearls, ribbon, bow (tied with my bow easy), Primas, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

I hope you enjoy this new image. Make sure to check out Sweet Pea Stamps, Lynette has added some new, amazing illustrators. Their work is absolutely incredible, go check it out! :) Make sure to stop back by my blog this evening, I will have some Sweet Pea blog candy to give away, you won't want to miss this!

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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