Monday, January 31, 2011

Blog Candy Reminder

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start. Just a reminder, if you would like a chance to win some gorgeous Blog Candy, scroll down to the post below this one and leave a comment by midnight tonight (EST). I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner and I'll also have a new project to share. Thanks so much and have a wonderful day :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Lynette - Sweet Pea Card Share and Blog Candy!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here, yay! :) Any exciting plans for the weekend? I hope to get some crafting done (I still have tons of Valentine's Day cards to make). Hubby and I also have some errands to run but other than that, nothing too exciting here :) We ended up with six or more inches of snow here. The roads were okay yesterday though, they did a pretty good job plowing. It's still really cold though and we might get more snow tonight! Ugh, come on Spring! :)

Well, this week is Lynette's (the owner of Sweet Pea Stamps) birthday week!!! Lynette is SO wonderful to work with, she is truly a wonderful person and a wonderful friend and she has the best stamps around :) To celebrate her birthday, I decided to give away some yummy Sweet Pea Blog Candy so make sure to read to the end of the post for a chance to win.





For my card today, I decided to use this gorgeous new image illustrated by Meredith Dillman for Sweet Pea Stamps. You can see her beautiful work HERE. I love this image, it's so flowy and romantic. I decided to create a little "I love you" card for my hubby (I know, the card is very girly, I stink at making masculine cards so all of my husband's cards are very girly :) He loves them anyway though :) ). I colored this gorgeous image with copics and then sponged around the image with my Tim Holtz blending tool using SU's Pretty in Pink ink. I then added some Stardust Stickles to her wings. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the top piece of DP. For some finishing touches, I added pearls, a bow (tied with my Bow Easy) and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The beautiful sentiment is from the "You Had Me at Chocolate" stamp set from My Creative Time. What do you think?

Okay, now for the Blog Candy!!! Here is what you have a chance to win:






Yep, you can win all four of these gorgeous stamps. All you have to do to win is to leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on Monday, January 31. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner so I can get your address to mail out your goodies. Good luck to everyone. Whoever wins these beauties is one lucky lady :)

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful Friday and I will see you all back here soon.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Your Heart Belongs to Me

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! Brrrr, it is so cold here in WV. We are expecting over 6 inches of snow today and into tonight (ugh!). I'm so ready for spring and some warmer weather :) Luckily though, if it snows really bad, they usually close the office down (my office is located in the courthouse) and that might mean more time in the craft room :):):) For my card today, I decided to create a Valentine's Day card (I'm so far behind in my card making, can you believe this is my first Valentine's Day card! Yikes!).





I decided to play along again this week in the Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge. The challenge this week was to use the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge on your project. I cut this adorable monkey out at 3 3/4". I cut his head out twice so I could pop it up for dimension. I also added doodling to all the pieces using my white gel pen. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from Basic Grey (Bittersweet collection). I used my Martha Stewart heart border punch on the top panel of DP. For some finishing touches, I added roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and pink dew drops. My sentiment is from My Creative Time You Had Me at Chocolate Stamp Set. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I need to head out to work in the cold and the snow. Have a wonderful day and stay warm! Thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

XOXO

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. Things here are great, just super busy as always :)





For my card today, I decided to create another fun Cricut card. This time, I used my Rock Princess cricut cartridge (I love this cartridge, there are so many fun cuts). I cut the dancing girl out at 5 inches. After I pieced everything together, I used my white gel pen to do some doodling. Next I created my card base using SU cardstock (my card measures 5 1/2" by 4 1/4"). My DP is from DCWV (All Dressed Up Stack . . . I've been using this stack a lot lately, I love it!). I used a Martha Stewart border punch on my top panel of DP. I also added a ribbon, bow (tied with my Bow Easy), a charm (I got this at Michael's, it was made by Making Memories), pearls, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. Finally, I adhered my dancing girl to my card base with dimensionals. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoyed my fun Cricut card. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Glamorous Fairy

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! It feels so good to be back with a project for you. I'm sorry that I was gone all last week. I finally got some time in the craft room yesterday and my goal is to have a project to share with you every day this week. We'll see how I do :)





For my card today, I decided to ink up this gorgeous new image illustrated by Caron Vinson for Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is called Glam Goth Fairy and I think she's beautiful! I truly love Caron Vinson's work, her images are truly a dream to color. I colored the image with copics and then sponged around the image with SU's Bashful Blue ink using my Tim Holtz blending tool. Next I lightly added some Stardust Stickles to her wings. I then created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV (All Dressed Up Stack). This is definitely a different color scheme for me, but I really like how the blues and greens go together. For some finishing touches, I added pearls, a bow (tied with my Bow Easy) and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. I hope your week is off to a great start. See you back here tomorrow :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Checking In

Hi everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything all week. I've been feeling under the weather lately and have also been so swamped at work, I haven't been able to get into the craft room lately. I hope to get back to the craft room hopefully this evening. I also hope to catch up on my commenting over the next couple of days. Thanks so much for hanging in there with me. I'll be back soon!

Friday, January 14, 2011

You Rock!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I just have to get through the day today and then I can spend the three day weekend without having to even think about work. That will be so nice for a change! :) I did manage to get some time in the craft room last night. I wanted to make a super girly card for a friend of mine and here is what I came up with.






I decided to make another Cricut card, this time using the Rock Princess Cricut Cartridge (one of my favorites!). I cut the drummer girl out at 4 3/4". Once I pasted all the pieces together, I did some doodling with my white gel pen (I really love the effect it gives the Cricut cuts, it seems to bring them to life). Next I created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV (All Dressed Up stack). I added a ribbon and a bow (tied with my Bow Easy). I also added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for a finishing touch. The sentiment is from Studio G. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I stamped out a lot of images last night so I'll be back soon with some stamping projects. Thanks so much as always for stopping by and have a wonderful day. :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's Your Birthday - Eat Something Cute

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! Brrrrr, it is SO cold here in West Virginia. We got a little bit of snow yesterday, but what is worse is the wind. It just chills you to the bone. I hope wherever you are, you are staying nice and warm. :)

For my card today, I decided to join in a challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps. I discovered these great sentiment stamps a while back when I was blog surfing various Cricut blogs and fell in love with them. They go so wonderfully, not just with Cricut projects, but with stamping projects too. Unfortunately, I don't own any of the stamps yet, but hopefully that will change soon :) Scrappy Moms Stamps started their first challenge this past Tuesday (called the Terrific Tuesday Challenge) and I decided to participate. Our challenge was to use the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge (or a similar cut from another cartridge if you don't have Birthday Bash). Here is what I came up with:






I just love this little kitten coming out of the cake, he's just too cute! :) I cut the image out at 4 1/4" and put all the pieces together. Next I added pearls to the frosting so it would look like sprinkles. I then created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. I added some pearls in the corners and a bow tied with my Bow Easy. For a finishing touch, I also added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Stampin Up (I think it's a current hostess set, but I'm not 100% sure on that). What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I'm sorry I haven't been commenting or posting much the last couple of weeks. Work has been insane! I had forgotten until someone reminded me yesterday that we get Monday off so I'm so excited! I'm looking forward to a much needed rest and some time in the craft room. :) Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here soon.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fairy Lights

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start. I'm still swamped at work and I have to get there early today so I'm going to make this super quick.





For my card today, I just had to ink up this gorgeous image by Meredith Dillman, available at Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is called Fairy Lights and I think she's gorgeous. I colored the image with copics and then sponged around the image with my Tim Holtz blending tool using SU's Pretty in Pink ink. I then added Stardust Stickles to her wings. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock (Rose Red and Not Quite Navy). My DP is from MME and I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the top panel of DP. For some finishing touches, I added a bow (tied with my Bow Easy), dew drops, and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Sorry to make this so short. I hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Friday, January 7, 2011

You're Purrrfect

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I am so sorry to all my blogging friends out there, I have gotten so behind in leaving comments this week. I had a trial this week at work which isn't even close to being done (we had to extend it to several more scattered dates because the docket is so crazy right now) and I've had so much else going on at work that I thought I would lose my mind this week :) Anyway, I promise to get caught up this weekend, I've missed seeing all your beautiful work! I did manage to get a few minutes in the craft room last night and I have a card I'd like to share with you today.






If you've been a reader of my blog for a while now, you may recall that my husband and I were crazy and decided to go out on Black Friday. One of our many stops was at Wal-Mart at midnight that Friday morning to get the new lite Cricut cartridges that came out. Well, that was crazy and I don't think I'll ever do that again, but I did manage to get the three carts I wanted (they were only $20!). I decided to use one of those cartridges today, the Four Legged Friends cartridge. Isn't this kitten so cute! I love how the Cricut does the cuts on this cartridge, it makes them so that you can be more artistic and use funky colors for the little kittens and puppies. I cut my cat out at 4.25". After I put everything together, I used my white gel pen to do some doodling. Next I created my card base (which is 5" by 5") out of SU cardstock (all cardstock is by SU). My DP is from MME. I added a ribbon and a bow (tied with my Bow Easy) and then I adhered my cat with dimensionals so she would really stand out. For some finishing touches, I added a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts and some pink dew drops. The sentiment is from an old Studio G set. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. This weekend I hope to be back with a Magnolia card or two (my poor Magnolia stamps have been severely neglected these last couple of months). Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend and thanks so much as always for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Moon Marsh Mermaid

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a great start. I have to make this super quick, I have to get to work early today.




For my card today, I decided to ink up this gorgeous image from Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image was illustrated by the fabulous Elaine Cox and is called Moon Marsh Mermaid. I think she's just gorgeous and I had so much fun coloring her up. I colored the image with copics and then sponged around the top of the image lightly with SU's Pretty in Pink ink. Next I added some Stardust Stickles to her tail and to the lilly pads and then I added some small pearls to her hair. I next created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. For some finishing touches, I added a bow (tied with my Bow Easy) and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's all from me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here soon.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Make a Wish - MPS Design Team Call

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! Did you all have a wonderful New Year? We kept it very low key here and as I predicted, I fell asleep before the ball dropped :) I worked most of the weekend since I took last week off from work, but I did manage to get into my craft room last night. When I learned the other day that Robyn over at My Pink Stamper was having a Design Team Call, I just new I had to try out. Robyn is truly a wonderful person, her tutorials on using the Cricut have really inspired me and helped me use this fabulous tool. It would truly be an honor to work with her on her Design Team. For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while now and enjoy my stamping projects, don't worry, I will never give up my stamps and my copic markers :) But I do love my Cricut and thanks to Robyn and some other talented bloggers out there, I've really gotten into using it these last couple of months. I just want to mix my blog up a little bit and provide all sorts of projects on here. Hopefully, I'll have projects for everyone. :) Anyway, our challenge for Robyn's DT call was to use her favorite colors pink, green, and brown (plus an additional optional color of our own) and our favorite Cricut cartridge. This was a bit difficult for me because I have so many favorite cartridges, but I decided to go with the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. I have lots of pictures of the project I came up with so here goes:



Here are a couple of views from the side to show the dimension:




And a close up of my princess and my unicorn :)



To make my card, I first used my Gypsy to design where I wanted everything placed. My card measures 5 1/2" by 5 1/2". I used my Paperdoll Dress Up cartridge for the hills and the grass. I used my Gypsy to cut them lenghtwise at 5 1/2". Next, I used my Once Upon a Princess Cartridge to cut out my castle at 4". I cut each layer out and then I attached each layer with dimensionals so the castle really popped out. Next, I cut my princess out at 3.5" and my unicorn out at 3". I did some doodling with my white and black gel pens and then put all the pieces together. I used the "hide contour" feature on my Gypsy to hide the princess' face that the Gypsy would cut and I used a face stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps from the Princess Face Assortment Set For a finishing touch for the unicorn, I added some Stardust Stickles to her horn. Next I created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. I then adhered my castle, unicorn, and princess to my card base with dimensionals. I stamped the "Make a Wish" sentiment (which is from an old Studio G set) right onto my grass layer and then for a finishing touch, added some roses from Wild Orchid crafts. What do you think?

Whew, this has been a super long post, thanks for making it this far :) Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and I will see you back here tomorrow with a Sweet Pea Stamps project. :)

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