Tuesday, February 28, 2012

If you are here for My Cricut Craft Room's Card Creating Tuesday post click here

If you are here for the Amy Jo's Birthday Bash Blog Hop post click here

Card Creating Tuesday at My Cricut Craftroom

Welcome to card creating Tuesday at My Cricut Craftroom.  Today the design team was to use the March challenge card sketch or heat embossing.  I did both.  For my first project I made a 4 x 4 square card and heat embossed a key on it.

Very simple. First I stamped the key image onto black and yellow squares cut @ 2" from George and basic Shapes, using watermark ink (versamark).  I then used two different colors of zing! embossing powder and heated it.  I finished it off with a brad from My Minds Eye.  Done.  It came out pretty cute and could be used for a masculine birthday.

I hope you liked my project today.  Make sure you visit My Cricut Craftroom for more projects like mine!

thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Amy Jo's Birthday Bash


Welcome to Amy Jo's Birthday Bash Blog hop. Today we celebrate the birthday of one of our wonderful crafty friends Amy Jo of http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com. This is where you should have started the hop. This line up is full of love, fun and fantastic projects! Make sure you visit each one so you don't miss a thing and get ready with your Pin It because I'm sure you'll be using it alot!
If you are coming for the lovableAshley's blog then you are heading in the right direction
AmyJo has alot of loves in her life, so you will be seeing some very different projects.

For my project I made a birthday card. One of the things Amy Jo loves is moose, (is that plural or singular? he-he) that's right! So I found this adorable moose cut on the Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge.  

The card base is premade, something I picked up in a pack probably from Michael's. The background paper is from a monthly kit I got from Above Rubies Studio. I embossed Kraft cardstock with the dots folder and lightly inked it with Versa magic red brick ink. I then used bakers twine around the center and pop dotted the little moose!. The happy birthday sentiment is heat embossed, also with brick.

Here is the inside of the card

As a thank you for visiting I am offering up some blog candy................

Would love for you to be a follower so I can break the 300 mark, but if not, please still leave contact information in case you win!

Your next stop is DANA

  1. Amy Jo:  http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
  2. Angela U. http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com
  3. Linda Simpson http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com
  4. Yolie http://www.justyolie.com
  5. Liz- http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com
  6. Tina- http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com
  7. Gill - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com
  8. Barbara B.  http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
  9. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
  10. Nikki - http://paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
  11. Liz - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
  12. Dana-  Http://Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
  13. Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/
  14. Linn - http://www.linnsscrapshack.blogspot.com/
  15. Creative Kuts - http://creativekuts.blogspot.com/
  16. Lisa P - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  17. Suzanne-http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com
  18. Jessica - http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
  19. Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
  20. Liz Mullen http://scrapiliciousLife.blogspot.com
  21. Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
  22. Julie  http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
  23. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
  24. anita-  http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
  25. Christina - http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.com 
  26. Naomi - www.scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com 
  27. Anna -- http://stampanna.typepad.com 
  28. Heather -- http://blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

    Monday, February 27, 2012

    Love to Create Challenge

    well I am entering my first challenge at Love To Create Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is stitching.  well I was happy to find out it could be faux stitching because I don't think I could manage real stitches!

    Here is my card:

    Base is Kraft card stock cut at 6 x 12 folded and edges rounded.  Paper is from My Mind's eye and the heart is cut from the Best of Images 2008 Cricut cartridge.  Like my faux stitching?  LOL  I love that little detail.

    Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!

    Sunday, February 26, 2012

    Clean and Simple Challenge

    Happy Sunday all!  I am entering my first challenge over at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping, the Clean and Simple Sunday challenge.

    This challenge is...

    Pattern Paper - you just need to use patter paper on your clean and simple card!

    And at CardzTV the challenge is Anything Goes!

    Here is my entry:

    This is a 6 x 6 kraft cardstock base.
     The pattern paper is from the Lost & Found collection from My Mind's Eye

    This will be a sympathy card for a co-worker whose brother just recently passed away.

    Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by.

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Paper Piecings by Nikki DT Posting

    Hi everyone, today I am showing you a card I made with two different PPBN sets.  The Cuddly Cupids pattern set and the Cute as a Bug Girl set.  You can get both of these sets here.  Now I have to say that this card didn't start out like this.  I had other plans and well, you know how that goes.  I used Celebration Tracker Kraft stack from My Minds Eye and made an envelope.  Well the envelope was a little to large for my original idea so I didn't tape the sides down, instead I made it into a folding card.

    This bear is from the Cuddly Cupids set. I embossed Happy Birthday and sanded it a little 

    Inside the card are bug images from the Cute as a bug set

    This card base started out an an envelope
    All in all it still turned out pretty cute, I think that's mostly because of the great images from Nikki!  Don't forget to stop by the PPBN store to see all the great images there!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'

    Monday, February 20, 2012

    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team Imagination Monday

    That's right it's "My Imagine ation Monday" over at My Cricut Craftroom.  For my design team offering I used my Imagine (okay so it's my daughter's Imagine but it's in MY craftroom lol) and my new Best Friends cartridge - it's my cartridge - I bought it LOL.

    If you've been following me you probably know that my daughter recently got married, and I got a granddaughter!! (finally after 4 grandsons).  So, I decided to make her a set of matching purses, one for her and one for her best friend.  These little purses were so easy to cut and I had fun decorating them up.

    The purses were cut at 'fit to page' because I wanted them big enough for some little trinkets. The paper was printed from the Best Friends cartridge also, it is one of the patterns available.  The "Best Friends" label was cut at 3" and I used the layers feature.  I pop dotted it for added dimension and used liquid glass on the "friends" and the tulips for a little shine.  Then  all I needed to do was add some gems and stick feathers behind the label and these are good for sharing!

    Make sure you visit My Cricut Craftroom for more projects like mine today!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

    Friday, February 17, 2012

    Crafty Friends Give

    Welcome to the Crafty Friends Who Care blog hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.

    Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at http://marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this you might ask? To help a friend and fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match. You can see her story at My Story.

    Even if you are not a match for Liz, you can still help her. You see bone marrow registrations drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and Liz is trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Liz at DONATIONS. All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.

    And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.
    Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps, Trendy Twine, MB Treasurista, Paper Piecings by Nikki, Inspired Stamps and My Pink Stamper have all donated prizes to this hop. In order to be eligible for one of  these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop!

    If you are coming from Leslie's blog, you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Liz (http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com)

    As my project for this hop I have created my first explosion box. I have always loved these and wanted to try one so badly. I have inserted pictures of my family and will be sending this little box to my sister-in-law who lives out of state and we never get to see each other. All contact is either by phone or email. I know she will love this little gift and it is so much more entertaining to get photos displayed in interesting ways.

    All papers used in this project are from the Above Rubies Studio Club Ruby monthly kit. The tags were cut from TBBM and sentiments stamped with stamps I picked up at last year's Scrapbook Expo very cheap LOL. The LOVE and FAMILY stamps were heat embossed.

    I found this tutorial here: scor-pal  Now I didn't use the scor-pal I used the Martha Stewart score board, but the tutorial will work the same. There are tons of variations on the explosion box but this was the easiest one and because it was my first box I didn't want anything too complicated.

    Now, for MY blog candy what I am offering up is a $1 donation for every new follower I receive from this hop, up to 100 new followers. Currently I have 274 followers. That's right, you can play your part in this cause by just following me. So for only following my blog you too can help Liz D. spread awareness for this worthy cause! Make sure you send invites to all your bloggy friends and have them follow me too! Come back on Sunday Feb 19th to see how much was pledged!

    Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to marrow.org and find out how to become a marrow donor

    Your next stop is ...Lina

    This is a two day hop with different blogs and projects tomorrow. Make sure you start back at Liz's blog tomorrow too.

    Here is the entire hop list for day one incase you get lost:

    Complete line up:

    Day 1-Friday, February 17th
    Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com
    Amber - http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
    Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
    Tiffany - http://creativeconfessionsoftiffanyleola.blogspot.com
    Leslie- http://ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com
    Liz C. - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com <--
    you are here
    Lina- http://sweetnothingspaperco.blogspot.com <-- go here next
    Jamie- http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com
    Tonya - http://ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com
    Angie - http://atuttletime.blogspot.com
    Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
    Michelle - http://scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team posting

    Well today's theme at My Cricut Craft Room is to use the letter G.  This means either your cartridge, your feature or your image needs to start with "G".  I used Graphically Speaking for my project today and made, yet another, pink scrapbook page.  I know, I am tired of pink too.  Can't help it, it's for my only daughter and I can never say no.  LOL.

    I used the Graphically Speaking cartridge to cut the image at 3 1/2 inches and then I matted it on silver metallic paper to stand out more.  The paper is from the Once Upon a Time stack.  After I photographed this I decided it was too plain so I blinged it up some more with some swirling rhinestones, so it is actually a lot more sparkly now LOL  The ribbon tied at the bottom border is from the same roll we used on alot of her wedding decorations.

    Make sure you stop back at My Cricut Craft Room to see more projects like this today!

    Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin!

    Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Paper Piecings by Nikki DT Posting

    Hi all!  I just wanted to quickly share two projects I made with designs from Paper Piecing by Nikki.

    I opened the jpeg images that are included in your order when you purchase a file from PPbN in Word, yep that's all I used, basic Word.  Printed them out on t-shirt transfer paper and voila  I have some really cute and quick t-shirts.  The little cupid bear will be my valentine t-shirt this year and the 3 little monkeys is for my youngest grandson just because they are soo adorable and so is he!

    thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Birthday Scrapbook Day at My Cricut Craftroom

    If you are here for the Paper Piecings by Nikki blog hop click here

    Hi!  Thanks for stopping by today for scrapbook Friday at My Cricut Craft Room!  Today's theme is Birthday.

    I made a scrapbook layout for my daughter's 30th birthday, believe me, after a year of wedding crafting in nothing but pink and silver, I am soo ready for some other colors in my life, but I figured I may as well do one more non-wedding thing of my daughter, so pink it is!  But I didn't have much pink paper left. I was lucky to find enough left overs to mat these four small photos and I am determined not to buy any more pink paper for at least 6 months.

    All images were cut from the Celebrations cartridge.  "Happy Birthday" was cut in all three layers at 3".  The balloons were cut on shadow at 2 1/2".  I used the Party Time paper stack from My Minds Eye and the 3&0 are stickers from Thickers. I used coordinating paper to mat the photos twice and border the bottom of the page.  I used the same paper and cut out the party hats that are pop dotted on the photos. I added some Stickles in cotton candy to the letters for just a little shine and black licorice to the balloon strings.  The green glitter strip over the bottom border is actually tape from Recollections I found in a $1 bin at Michael's.

    I hope you enjoyed my layout and here's hoping the pink is out of my life, at least for a little awhile!

    Make sure you check out all the other projects like mine at My Cricut Craft Room today!

    Thanks for looking and happy scrappin!

    Paper Piecings by Nikki "Share The Love" Blog Hop

    Welcome to the Share the Love blog hop being sponsored by Paper Piecings by Nikki. 

    You should have come from lovebugcreations if not please start from the beginning at Nikki's blog.

    One of the reasons we are "Sharing the Love" with this blog hop is to let you all know that every purchase you make at Paper Piecings By Nikki, $1 is donated to charity.  Giving back to this world we live in.  We also want to share some love with you.  Go to www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com and pick up your 'Share the Love" Freebie that is on the bottom of her donation page.  We would love to have you create something special with it and then link it up to either Paper Piecings By Nikki facebook page or her blog www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com.  Either way, you will be eligible to win some blog candy from Nikki.

    To be eligible to win, you must do the following:
    1. 'Like' Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook.
    2. "Follow" her on paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
    3. Leave a comment on Nikki's blog or facebook telling of you favorite charity and why it is close to your heart
    4. Link your project, using the freebie - or another PPBN piecing on either her blog or facebook page - or both for a second chance to win.

    The challenge will remain open for one week.  Nikki will choose the winner next Friday.  Make sure you leave an address so we can contact you.

    Today I will be showing you some projects from Nikki's You Are So Loved collection:

    For my first project I used the little horse and made this sweet easel card

    My next project is made with the little adorable elephant...

    I made this little accordion photo album as a thank you gift for the flower girl in my daughter's wedding a few weekends ago.  Actually it's more for her mom because the flower girl is only 1!  Here's the rest of the album.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my little offerings for Nikki's blog hop.  Please stop by Nikki's store and check out all her great collections for paper piecings, digi stamps and digital layouts.  The next stop on this hop is Kimberly

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Winner announced

    Welcome to Tuesday everyone!  

    I want to thank everyone for hopping with us for the Black, White and a Splash of Color Birthday blog hop.  I'm sure Ashley loved every project that was shown!  So I was offering up some blog candy and here is the winner..............

    Kimberly Pate !

    Kimberly said ...."What a beautiful frame. Love that black and white paper. I of course would be a sucker for anything floral!!!! Kimberly "

    Congrats Kimberly and thanks for hopping with us!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

    Sunday, February 5, 2012

    Feb - Scrapbook Challenge at My Cricut Craft Room

    Above is the sketch for the February scrapbook challenge at ericascraftroomchallenges.  The theme is "Luck" for St. Patrick's Day and the color requirements are Gold, White and color of your choice.  I made an 8x8 scrapbook page to add to my grandson's book.  Each of my grandsons get their own book and then I have general books that I put everyone in.

    This grandson started kindergarten this year and his school has tons of after school activities, this one was a cake walk.  And as "luck" would have it, he won a cake!  He loved this so much he walked and walked and went home with quite a few cupcakes and his coveted cake LOL

    Make sure you check out My Cricut Craft Room's challenge section  for the opportunity to also win gift certificates that can be used in the store!

    Saturday, February 4, 2012

    Black,White & a splash of color Blog Hop

    If you are here for the 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop please  click here

    Welcome ! so glad you could join me in celebrating the fabulous Ashley's Birthday.  I'm sure most of you know Ashley from The Glamouroussideofscrapping and the FB group Scrapping blog Addicts.   She is always willing to help everyone out with anything bloggy or facebooky LOL.

    You should have come from Susana's blog, if not you should really start from the beginning because you don't want to miss a single project being offered up today!!

      To help Ashley celebrate her wonderful birthday I have made a cute little "Family" frame.  I picked this frame up from Michael's, of course, and covered it with paper from the Glittery Stack.  I really liked this distressed family wood word art and just added a little "bling" to it for a "splash" of color LOL.

    The flowers are plain whites from Prima that I inked and Stickled in red and crystal for some added bling
    I also made a matching card but didn't think to take a pic.

    I sure hope you liked my little birthday present for Ashley!!

    I'm also going to offer "birthday" blog candy for stopping by.  A few these beautiful white Prima flowers and some trinkets from Life's Little Occasions.  Just leave me a comment and a way to contact you if you should win!!

    Thanks for stopping by, your next stop is Jamie

    Here is the entire line up in case you find yourself wandering around in circles!!

    Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
    Misty - http://mbtreasurista.blogspot.com
    Leslie - http://ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com

    Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
    Zenita - http://scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
    Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
    Liz- http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com/

    Carla - http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
    Robin - http://scrapnchat.blogspot.com/
    Lisa - http://craftylam.blogspot.com/
    Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
    Liz - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/   <--  you are here 
    Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com <-- go here next
    Teresa - http://scrappintplace.blogspot.com
    Jessica - http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
    Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

    Friday, February 3, 2012

    February 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

    Welcome to the February 100 Cricut Cartridge blog hop with Erica's My Cricut Craft Room.  You should have come from Jamie's blog.  If not, please start at My Cricut Craft Room so you don't miss a single fantastic project made by the Design Team.

    Be sure to visit Erica's blog My Cricut Craft Room tomorrow for over 50 new projects that you did not see today.

    For my project today I used three cartridges, Dude, Carousel and Imagine More to make a cute little skateboarding scrapbook layout.

    The trick skater and title are from the Dude cartridge, the date is from carousel and the "bubble" behind the picture is from Imagine more.  I haven't been able to get a good shot of my grandson on his skateboard yet so I downloaded this one from the internet just to use a filler.  Thanks for stopping by and now on to the next project by fellow DT member Tracy.

    Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

    Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!  http://ericascraftroomchallenges.blogspot.com/
    This Friday she will announce February's Scrapbook swap.... She has a swap each week and you have two weeks to make your project each month. There will be a card, scrapbook, tag, die cut and embellishment swap each month!http://ericascraftroomswaps.blogspot.com/

    Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge or K. Andrew Its Valentine stamp set that Erica is giving away today.
    Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

    If you get a chance please visit Erica's Webstore and enjoy 15% your total purchase this weekend.
    Enter the code 15 during the third step of check out to see the discount.
    She has everything crafty.... Cricut cartridges, adhesive, papers, stamps and so much more.....

    I've listed the entire line up here in case you find yourself in an endless "bowl"!

       My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
    2.      Heather F  http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/
    4.     Laurie- http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com
    7.      Liz http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/ <---you are here
    8.      Tracy http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/  <--- go here next
    13.      Erica’s Projects http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com
    14.        Shelly  http://kccroppers.blogspot.com/ 
    15.       Jenny R http://myimagitivity.blogspot.com/ 
    16.        Karey  http://www.creativecraftcorner.com/
    17.        Jen L http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com
    18.        Sharron http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/