Friday, July 29, 2011

Oh Snap!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I'm SO excited that the weekend is finally almost here. It has been the longest week, but I survived and now I get to rest and relax this weekend :) I have a lot of craft work to do. Next weekend, I'm also hosting a card making/scrapbooking class/girl's night out with some friends of mine so I'm going to prepare for that too. Fun times ahead! :)




Today is Friday so it's another Friday challenge over on the Scraptastical Kreations Facebook Fan Club Page. Our challenge this week was a color challenge. We could create any project using only the colors red, tan, and black, as well as a SK pattern or digi stamp. I decided to put together a super quick and fun card using this adorable crab from the Ocean Wonders Pattern Set. I cut the image out with my Silhouette, put all the pieces together, and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. My cardstock is from SU. For some added touches, I added Bakers Twine and red pearls. My sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps (Amusing Animals set). What do you think?

Well, I hope you liked my card today. Thank you so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Two New Cards!!

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! Sorry for not sharing a project with you yesterday. I was so exhausted after work yesterday, I came home and crashed and was asleep by 8 :) To make up for my lack of projects yesterday, I have two cards to share with you today so I'll get right to it :)





For my first card, I decided to use this adorable image from Scraptastical Kreations. This particular image is called Pocket Full of Love. How cute is he?!?! :) I downloaded the SVG file into my SCAL program and then cut it out with my Silhouette. I chalked around all the edges, put everything together, and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. The cute little bow in her hair is Bakers Twine. I then created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from K&Co. I adhered my image to my card base using dimensionals and then added pearls and a ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.





For my second card, I used this adorable pattern from My Scrap Chick. This particular pattern is from the Beach Bears Pattern Set. I cut the image out using my Silhouette and then ran her swim suit and the waves through my Cuttlebug using my embossing folders. I inked around the edges, put everything together, and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. For her eyes, I used my Peachy Keen Stamps (Princess Face Assortment). I put a little bow in her hair using some Baker's Twine. For some finishing touches, I added roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and dew drops. My sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps (Sun Kissed set). What do you think?

Well, I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Good Day Sunshine

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I'm feeling a little tired and achy today, I sure hope I'm not coming down with anything. I think it's just allergies though. I did manage to make it into the craft room for a bit last night and I have a card to share with you today.






For my card today, I decided to use this adorable cut from My Scrap Chick. This cute little girl and beach chair are from the Bella and Baxtor at the Beach pattern set. I downloaded the SVG files into SCAL and then cut everything out using my Silhouette. I ran the umbrella, her shirt, and hair band through my Cuttlebug using my embossing folders and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. I used a face stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps (Princess Face Assortment) for her cute face, then added some pink chalk for blush for her cheeks. I put everything together and then created my card base. My DP is from DCWV. I adhered my image to my card base using dimensionals and then added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and some pearls for some finishing touches. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps (Sun Kissed stamp set). What do you think?

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

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! :) Did you have a nice weekend? We had a wonderful weekend here. Just got to spend some time with my wonderful husband and then some time with my family Sunday evening for a nice dinner. My step-brother and his wife just had a baby girl so we got to meet her and oh my is she beautiful! :) I made my card today for them as a congratulations on their beautiful baby girl :)




I cut the adorable little carriage out using the Sugar and Spice Lite Cricut Cartridge. I ran the base of the carriage through my Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV (Nana's Nursery Baby Girl stack). I cut the main piece of DP out using my Elegant Edges cricut cartridge (that's how I got that gorgeous swirly border around the paper). For some finishing touches, I added a small bow using Baker's Twine to the base of the handle of the carriage. I then added a larger pink bow and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. I have a super busy week and lots of projects to share with you! See you back here tomorrow :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Having Fun Layout

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hubby and I are going to run some errands today and then tomorrow we're going to my dad's for a BBQ dinner which I'm looking forward to. It's just so hot here, it will be nice to just sort of hang out and veg a bit this weekend :) For my project today, I decided to create a scrapbook page layout using an adorable pattern from Scraptastical Kreations.





The cute little bear jumping rope is the Jumping Rope Pattern over at Scraptastical Kreations. Isn't she adorable? :) I cut her out using my Silhouette, inked around all the pieces, and then ran the bow, shirt, and shorts through my Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then put everything together and then added a pearl to the center of the flower on her shirt. Next I created my layout using SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. I added my photo mat, then adhered the bear to my layout using dimensionals. Finally, the "Having Fun" sentiment was cut using my Cricut and the Playtime cricut cartridge. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend. I'll see you back here on Monday. Hugs!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Birthday - Scraptastical Kreations Friday Challenge

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! So glad it's Friday and the weekend is almost here :) Any exciting plans for this weekend? I'm not sure what we're doing tomorrow. On Saturday, we're going to my dad's for a family dinner/get together and I'm looking forward to that. We'll probably do something fun tomorrow just me and hubby. It's been a long week so we could definitely use some R&R :) Well, today is Friday so that means it's a new challenge today over on the Scraptastical Kreations Facebook Fan Page (every Friday we will post a new challenge on the fan page and you will have one week to play along). We can't wait to see your creations! :) Our challenge this week was to create a card using a pattern or digi stamp from Scraptastical Kreations and at least one stamp on their project.






For my card today, I decided to create a card using this adorable birthday girl bear from the Let's Celebrate Pattern Set. I cut the cute little bear out using my Silhouette. I ran the party hat, the dress, and the balloons through my Cuttlebug using my embossing folders. I then inked around my images, put everything together, and then some doodling using my white and black gel pens. I then created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. I then adhered the bear to my card base using dimensionals. I then adhered the balloons and then used Bakers Twine for the balloon strings. The sentiment is a stamp from Hero Arts. 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 it from me today. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. Make sure to stop by the Scraptastical Kreations fan page over on Facebook and join in the challenge. Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

You're the Cat's Meow

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! Wow, I can't believe it's Thursday already, this week is flying by. I still have so much to get done this week, I wish there were a few extra hours in the day :)





For my card today, I decided to use this adorable cut from My Scrap Chick. This particular image is from the Bella and Baxtor Pet Palz. Isn't she cute? I just love her. I cut her out using my Silhouette, did some doodling with my white gel pen, and then adhered everything together using dimensionals. The faces on the kitten and the girl are from Peachy Keen Stamps I then created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from MME. For some finishing touches, I added ribbon, a bow, pearls, dew drops, and a rose from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. What do you think?

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I Shore Do Love You

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! Phew, it is hot here in WV (I live very close to the DC area), it is just miserable! Is it hot where you are? With this heat, I just want to veg out and eat ice cream :) Unfortunately, I must go to work, ugh! :)






For my card today, I decided to create a card using an adorable pattern from My Scrap Chick. This adorable cute little bear is from the Beach Bears Volume 2 set. How cute is she?!?! I just LOVE her. The patterns from this company really let you add dimension the way they are set up so I used lots of dimensionals for extra pop. I used my Silhouette to cut cut out all the pieces. I then chalked around all the edges, did some doodling with my white gel pen, ran her bow and swimsuit through my Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots embossing folder, and then put everything together. For her face, instead of using cut out eyes, I used my Peachy Keen princess face stamps and just inked up the eyes. How cute is that? Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from Colorbox (I got a packet at Target for $.99. For some finishing touches, I added pearls and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps (Sun Kissed Stamp Set). What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoy my summer beach card :) Have a wonderful day and thank you so much as always for stopping by. See you back here tomorrow :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Howdy

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday :) I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I have a super busy day so I'll keep my chit chat short and get right to my project.




For my card today, I decided to create a card using this super cute image from Scraptastical Kreations. This cute little cowgirl bear is from the Western Days Pattern Set. I cut her out using my Silhouette, did some chalking around the pieces, put everything together and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock. My DP is from Debbie Mumm. I adhered my cute little cowgirl to my card base with dimensionals and then added a bow, pearls, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and dew drops for some finishing touches. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things. What do you think?

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

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thanks a Latte

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a great weekend here, hubby and I saw Harry Potter on Saturday (it was wonderful!) and then Saturday night I had a girls night out/jewelry party with some girlfriends. Yesterday I got a lot accomplished around the house and even had some time in the craft room. All in all, a great weekend, it just went by too fast! :)




For my card today, I decided to create a card using the new Love You a Latte cricut cartridge (LOVE this cartridge). I first made the shape of the card welding two stamp-shaped squares together using my Gysy and the Pack Your Bags cartridge. I then cut the cute coffee mug out using Love You a Latte. I put everything together and then did some doodling with my white gel pen. I then adhered the coffee mug to my card base using dimensionals. I then adhered my coffee mug to my card base using dimensionals. For some finishing touches I added pearls and a bow. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things stamps. What do you think?

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

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! I hope you enjoyed the grand opening of my friend Kristy's brand new store, Scraptastical Kreations. I hope you enjoyed the blog hop yesterday too. Make sure to keep stopping by the Scraptastical Kreations fan page over on Facebook as well throughout the weekend. We will be posting challenges and opportunities to win some nice prizes so keep stopping by.

Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? Today hubby and I are going out to lunch, then to see Harry Potter (I pre-ordered our tickets so we are guaranteed a seat :) ). I'm so excited, I LOVE the Harry Potter books and have read them all at lease once. I have two bookcases in our library dedicated to Harry Potter, including all the books (both paperback and hardcover, Harry Potter bookends, bookmarks, snow globes . . . I'm a crazy fan :) ). Other than that, hubby has to work some this weekend so I hope to get a few more layouts done. Well, enough chit chat, onto my project for today :)





I decided to create a cute, simple, masculine birthday card for my project today. Isn't this little guy adorable? I love the balloon animal in his paw :) The cute bear comes from the brand new Scraptastical Kreations pattern called Let's Celebrate. Kristy just unveiled this new set yesterday as part of the grand opening of the store. Isn't it adorable? I see lots of projects in my future with this set :) I downloaded the file from the website and then loaded it into SCAL and sized everything the way I wanted it. I then cut all the pieces out using my Silhouette, inked around the bear pieces, and then put everything together (I use a zip dry glue pen for gluing my paper pieces together, I use it for my Cricut cuts too, it works great). After I put everything together, I did some doodling using my white gel pen. Next I created my card base using SU cardstock. My DP is from MME (My Mind's Eye), Party Time paper stack. For some finishing touches, I added a navy blue bow (tied with my Bow Easy) and blue pearls. The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks so much as always for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend and don't forget to keep stopping by the Scraptastical Kreations fan site over on FB for some prizes. Hugs!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Scraptastical Kreations Sale - Bration Blog Hop & Mini Crop

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I'm so glad the weekend is here! My husband and I already pre-ordered our tickets to see Harry Potter tomorrow, I'm so excited :) Well, today is a HUGE day here on my blog so I'm going to keep my chit chat short and get right to it.

As those of you who follow my blog know, lately, I have "discovered" paper piecing and have fallen in love with it. I began posting projects on my blog using various paper piecing patterns (cut out with my new and wonderful Silhouette) and one day I got a message from Kristy over at Scraptastical Kreations. Kristy had seen some of my work with paper piecing and asked me to be on her Design Team! I was SO honored and SO floored to be asked and of course I said yes right away. Today and for the rest of the weekend, the DT is celebrating the grand opening of the store.

Today we are kicking off our GRAND OPENING at Scraptastical Kreations and thought it would be fun to host a hop featuring our new Design Team! Each Design Team member has chosen a different file to showcase today and we know you are going to love what they have brought to the table! Today, I had the privilege of showcasing the adorable Berry Sweet Kids Pattern Set How cute is this set?!?! I decided to make a one page scrapbook layout. I'm so sorry for the picture overload, I really wanted to get some good shots of these adorable little bears :)





I downloaded the SVG file from the website, uploaded it into my Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) 3.0 program, and then cut everything out using my Silhouette. Before piecing all the pieces together, I chalked around all the edges, then ran the little bear's dress through my Cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then put everything together and then used my white gel pen for some doodling. I then created my scrapbook page using SU cardstock. My DP is from K&Co. What do you think?

As part of the weekend grand opening celebration, lots of new files have been added to the website! And what a better way to celebrate than with a fantastic sale?? Starting today, if you spend $25 or more, you will get 60% off your total purchase! That is what I call a SALE - BRATION! Just type in the code BLOGHOP at checkout and you will get your discount.

We are also hosting a mini crop on the fan page over on Facebook ( Click Here) with lots of fun, games, prizes, and challenges! Who doesn't love an online crop?!?! You don't have to leave your house and drag all your supplies somewhere, you can sit right there in your crafty space and create! So head on over to the SK fan page and join in on the fun!! You don't want to miss it! Our challenge today over on the Fan Page was to create a summer project. I created a two page layout using the absolutely adorable
Just Beachy pattern set.









I cut all the images and the title out using my Silhouette, put everything together, and did my doodling. The waves were created using my Cricut and my Life's a Beach cartridge. I then created my layout using SU cardstock. My DP is from DCWV. I actually added pictures to this one. These pictures were taking last summer during our vacation to Charleston, South Carolina. We went again this summer, but I'm obviously way behind in my scrapbooking :) These pictures were taken on my beloved Folly Beach. What do you think?

I'm not finished yet, there's MORE! :) Scraptastical Kreations is offering a fantastic GRAND PRIZE!!!! ONE Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Scrapatastical Kreations! To be eligible for the grand prize, you MUST complete the following:

1. Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment.

2. Become a fan on the Scraptastical Kreations FB fan page and post that you stopped by from the hop.

3. Become a follower of all the blogs in this hop.

A winner will be chosen by random.org and will be awarded a $50 gift certificate!! How cool is that!

Here is the order for the blog hop, make sure you hop to all of the DT member's blogs and see their awesome projects!

Kristy/Scraptastical Kreations
Colleen
Corrine
Ruza
Christine (Me)
Diane
Tanya

Whew! If you made it this far, thanks so much for sticking with me :) I hope you have a wonderful time on the blog hop and make sure to head over to the fan club page over on Facebook to check out all the fun there. Thank you all so much as always for stopping by. See you back here tomorrow!!!

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