I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday! Monday! Monday!

Another week is upon us and that means....
I LOVE challenges and am so grateful to be apart of some of the best DT's around!
So today I have one project that I have created for three challenge blogs

"Anything Goes!"

Fresh Squeezed Stamps: "Mother Knows Best" Stamp Set

Lovebug: $10 Gift Card

Fleurette Bloom: $10 Gift Card

Next Up:

Challenge #204 Sketch Challenge

This Weeks Sponsor
Stamp set of Winner's Choice

~Design Team Inspiration~

~This Weeks Challenge~
Create a project inspired by the sketch below:

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Last but not Least

Bitten by the Bug 2
Spring Showers
(Any kind of shower - rain, baby, bridal - get creative!)

My Project:

I decided to use my new Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge for this card.  The umbrella is a super fun and easy cut.  My paper comes from Heidi Grace "Sunshowers".  I have a video to show you how it all came together, so I hope you'll watch!

I will also be entering this into Die Cuttin' Divas and Little Scrap Pieces.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

HIMCR #143 - Freestyle!

HIMCR #143 - Freestyle!

$25 Gift Certificate

My Project:
Happy Saturday!
Today over at HIMCR we have a Freestyle challenge for you!
I have another baby card to show you using DCWV Nana's Kids stack and some AMAZING Suede Paper from The Paper Temptress (our sponsor)!  You can't tell in the photo, but the booties are cut out of the suede paper and they feel real on this card - SO SOFT!  I've never worked with paper like this, and it cut beautifully in the Cricut! The booties come from New Arrival and I used George for the circles.  My buttons are from Recollections and my ribbon is from American Crafts.  Hopefully, you will join us for this week's challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas - Making A Splash

Hey All!
Today over at Craftin' Desert Divas I am showcasing one of the AMAZING stamps from the
Summer Lovin' set - "Making A Splash"
I absolutely LOVE all the stamps in this set and have had such a blast working with them!
If you NEED this stamp set, you can order it HERE!

Isn't this the funnest stamp?!?! LOVE that font!!!

My card was so super easy to put together too! I cut the cute little whale from Create A Critter and put him on an Action Wobble.  The water paper (LOVE) is Colorbok (Wal-Mart) and the polka dot paper is Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  The twine is from We R Memory Keepers and I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for the sentiment - it stamped perfectly!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Just Arrived...

My son's preschool teacher just had a baby and I wanted to make her a card for my son to give her.  I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday. I used Everyday Pop Up Cards Cartridge for the onesie and DCWV Nana's Kids mat stack for the paper.  I embossed the onesie with Swiss Dots and popped it up on some foam tape.  My twine is from We R Memory Keepers.  I really like how this turned out!

I am also going to be entering this into CardzTV and Cuttin' and Stampin'.

Thanks for checkin' in!

Monday, March 24, 2014

BBTB2 - Flower Challenge

Bitten by the Bug 2

Happy Monday!!!

Welcome to another challenge over at BBTB2!!! This week we want to see Flowers! There are so many Cricut Carts that feature flowers, this one might be a challenge to narrow it down to which one to use :)

For my project, I used the flower/flower pot from Everyday Pop Up Cards. I recently purchased this cartridge when JoAnn's was having their 19.99 sale. It has some amazing cuts on it, but I don't know if I will ever use the pop up feature - we'll have to at least try it out, right?

My paper comes from Heidi Grace and my ribbon is from American Crafts.  The sentiment is from a Fiskars mini set.  I love the bright fun colors of this card and it has made me long for Spring even more :)

I hope that you will join us this week over at BBTB2 for our Flower Challenge!

I am also going to link this up over at Exploring Cricut, Little Scrap Pieces, and My Craft Spot.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas Stamp Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the 2nd day of our very first ever
Craftin Desert Diva's Stamp Release Blog Hop!!!

This big weekend is finally here!!! 
And I am sure you haven't been disappointed in all the fabulous projects
that you've seen from everyone showcasing these AMAZING new stamps!!!

This is also the Grand Opening of the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop!!!

Yup! You read that right!
There is a new Craftin Desert Divas Shop AND
a new Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook!!!

So without further ado, here are the new Craftin' Desert Divas Stamp Sets...
"Punny" - You can purchase HERE

"Teenage Dream" - You can purchase HERE

 "Summer Lovin'" - You can purchase HERE

So as far as the Blog Hop, if you came here from Melissathen you are in the right spot.
If not, you will want to start at the beginning with Tara.
A complete blog line up is located for you below my post in case you get lost along the way.

And now for my project....
Hello Sunshine!!!
How many of us are about ready to be laying out under that bright, beautiful, HOT sun?!?!
Well, Tara has created the perfect stamp set for all these longed for Summer days with her set 
I used the Cricut Pack Your Bags cartridge for the super fun image and sun 
(popped them up on some foam tape - of course).  
The cloud embossing folder is from Darice (JoAnn's), my twine is from American Crafts, and 
my paper is from American Crafts and Basic Gray.
If you can't tell by this card - I am so ready for Summer!!!

Next up on the HOP is the amazing Lori.
Thank you so much for hopping with us today and remember, 
Tara is giving away one stamp set each day of this hop, 
so if you didn't hop with us yesterday, 
you still have a chance to win today,
the more you comment the more chances you have.

We also have a couple more wonderful sponsors:

KaDoodle Bug Designs - $25 in Reg priced patterns


Too Cute by Jessica -  $25 in Reg priced patterns

Melissa @ KaDoodle Bug Designs - http://kadoodlebugdesigns.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HIMCR Challenge #142 - Let's Get Digital!

HIMCR Challenge #142
Let's Get Digital!

Sami Stamps
Sami Stamps - $12 Gift Certificate

My Project:
Happy Saturday!!!

Today over at HIMCR we have gone Digital!!! 
We want to see digital images on your projects.  
Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps and I was lucky enough to work with "Umbrella Girl".
I really do love this image, I think it is because it reminds me of sketches the
designers on Project Runway would draw.

Anyway, I used my Bic Mark-It's to color her - still trying to figure out how to color :)
My paper all comes from My Mind's Eye and I used Elegant Edges to cut out the frame and shadow.
I hope that you will join us this week for the challenge, and be sure to check out all the
stamps that Sami Stamps has to offer - AMAZING!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas - Sneak Peek "Summer Lovin"

How have you been LOVING the Sneak Peek Party so far?!?!

Today is the final day of the Sneak Peek and tomorrow will be the start of the 2 DAY BLOG HOP!!!

And remember there are still 3 prizes up for grabs!!!

One Today, One Saturday and One Sunday

So if you have missed out on the last two days, there is still time to comment and participate :)

 Today, a few of us are showcasing our projects created with the Summer Lovin' stamp set.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set!!!

PERFECT for all those summer projects
we are so anxious to get started on!

 Here is my project: 

Don't you just LOVE this stamp?!?!

My card was made using the Create A Friend cartridge (LOVE)
and Peachy Keen Everyday Faces.
My background paper comes from a Basic Grey
6x6 pack called "Fact" 
and the swimming pool paper comes from Imaginisce.
The ribbon is from American Crafts.

 Thanks so much for joining us!!!
And don't forget to stop over at Craftin' Desert Divas
for more sneak peeks, amazing inspiration by the DT
and for a chance to win today's giveaway.

The winner will be chosen from one of the blogs today, 
so the more you visit and comment
the better chance you have to win!!!

AND remember the BLOG HOP starts tomorrow!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Cut It Up Challenge #41 - National Crafting Month "Anything Goes"

Cut It Up

#41 "Anything Goes"

Candy Speaks Stamp Set

$15 Gift Certificate

My Project:

YAY!!! It's Friday!!! Are you as happy as I am?!?!
Today we have a new challenge over at Cut It Up in honor of National Craft Month!
We want to see ANY project! "Anything Goes"!!!

For my project I used Sweet Treats and Art Philosophy.
I have a video to show you how it came together.

I am also going to be linking this up over at Mojo MondayDie Cuttin' Divas, and Pause Dream Enjoy.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

If you are interested in purchasing the Art Philosophy bundle, or any CTMH products,
you can do that HERE.

And remember, if you place an order of $50 or more you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Decorate To Celebrate #71 - Spring

Happy Wednesday and today is an even happier Wednesday 
because we have a new challenge starting over at 
and it is all about what we have ALL be dreaming of/hoping/longing/wishing for......


Yup! We are wanting to see all those Spring Decorations 
you are going to be showing off in your homes, 
or Spring Party Favors - because really,
why shouldn't we throw a party for warmer weather - right?!?!

Or as always you can show off any Birthday creations!!!

But for my project, I wanted to create a bright, cheery, 
SIMPLE banner.  
All my cuts come from George and all my paper is from a Wal-Mart ColorBok Spring pack.  
The ribbon is just from my stash.

So come play along with us and be sure to check out all the projects from the DT - A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!

I am also entering this into the More Than Favors Spring Challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas - Ribbon, Buttons, Brads & Twine

Buttons, Ribbon, Twine or Brads
(Use Two)

TCBJ $20 Gift Certificate

PPPR $10 Gift Certificate

Tombow Permanent Adhesive PLUS Refill Pack (3)

My Project:
Happy Monday!!!

Today is the start of a new Linky Party over at Craftin' Desert Divas
Buttons, Ribbon, Twine or Brads (use at least two)

I am on a Birthday card kick so I have another one for you!  The base postage stamp shape card is from Art Philosophy and the bird and banner is from Birthday Bash.  My papers come from an American Crafts 6x6 pack, my twine is from American Crafts, my buttons were just in my stash and the little brad on top of the bird's party hat is from The Paper Studio.  The bird/banner is popped up on foam tape for some dimension.  The sentiment is from a Fiskar's stamp set.  Such a FUN birthday card!  I hope that you will join us for our linky party and get out all those embellishments we love so much!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

And if you are interested in purchasing the 
Art Philosophy Cartridge from CTMH, 
you can order HERE!!!