Monday, May 28, 2012

Paper piercing project....

  Happy Monday to everyone!! I know Monday's usually aren't that happy for most. It means going back to work, but it's memorial day so there are some that don't have to work. Like my hubby and son are off (I unfortunantly am not :(   , but to those who are good for you!! Enjoy the day :)
   Now on to the challenge from MEFY. For this week we were to make a card with paper piercing. I have never done paper piercing before, but I have to say while I was looking around at different paper piercing I found alot of different ways to do it. It really can add a different look to your cards with minimal effort :) All you need is something soft like a mouse pad and something to poke the holes with..that's pretty much it lol.
 For this challenge our sponser is  Adams Acres -
and they are giving a $10 gift certificate for you to choose anything of your liking from their store. How fantastic is that ! Awesome stuff   :-P
So get your craft on and head on over and enter your paper piercing project.

On another note :
 I wanted to apologize for my lack of posting...this month has been really hard on me. My mom has not been doing well at all with her chemo and my daughter had a wreck on her way to graduation practice. Her car went all the way up to the windshield underneath a truck. (She was not hurt just bruised,  pretty sore, and a black eye.. it could have been much much worse looking at the car!)
For this reason I am soo thankful that God was watching over her and my sentiment on my card for today is  how I feel. So blessed that he took care of my baby girl.
The sentiment and stamp is from a Close to my heart stamp set (Blessed) that I recieved in a RAK, and I colored the stamp in with my distress inks. (My first time, hopefully I can get  better at it lol) The scallop is from the lacy labels lite cricut cartridge.
Thanks so much for stopping by:) I am looking forward to seeing your entry in the challenge !

Monday, May 21, 2012

Get well card

    Hi everyone it's Monday and you know what that means...another Made Especially For You challenge :)  The challenge for this week is really simple, use 3 brads. Thats It!! Can't get more simple than that hehe.
 Our sponser for this challenge is the awesome Kristy from  Scraptastical Kreations -
She is giving one lucky winner a  $20 gift certificate to use on her fantastic  paper piecing patterns and digis!!
Sponsor Logo:

Now that you know what you can win... here is my entry for the challenge :)  I made the flower from some MME 6x6 stack of paper, then used my swirls cuttlebug folder for the white cardstock background, some green cardstock(from my stash) for the card base
and some matching ribbon and brads( one for the flower middle and 2 for the bottom accent) that I got from Hobby Lobby.

          I saw this patchwork flower somewhere on the web and can't remember where I saw it from :(
(if your reading this and it's yours please let me know so I can credit you  with this :)
It is really simple to make. These are the dimensions for the flower

When you get them all cut out just put the  2 larger pieces together making the points like a star, then add the smaller pieces on. One  by one alternating them like this...
 Make sure you don't glue/tape the first  one on the left side of it, because you need to tuck the last piece under it. Then ta da you have a pretty patchwork flower lol.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, hope you liked my project and have a great day!!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Winner, winner chicken dinner!!

 I just had to say that.....LOL :) Well, it's wednesday and as promised I have the winner from the "May I have this Dance" Blog Hop!!
The winner of the Sans Serif Cricut font cartridge is.....
            scrappinC said...

Awesome layout. Love how you did the dancing girl to coordinate with the pictures.
Cindy Lou
Thanks to everyone for leaving such wonderful comments.
Scrappin C , I will be contacting you for your addy. Or you can send it to me at
(thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com) 

Just a little reminder that we are having an awesome sketch challenge over at Made Especially for You, so stop on over and play along. There are some great prizes up for grabs!!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, May 14, 2012

MEFY sketch challenge

 Hi everyone, I hope you are  having a wonderful day. It's Monday, and that means another Made Especially for you challenge.  This is my DT card for the challenge... I used papers from MME 6x6 stack , Getting Cricky stamps, flowers from my stash, gems from A.C Moore & Walmart, and Tim Holtz inks.

                                                  The challenge this week is:
                                     Create a card inspred by the provided sketch

                                                                Isn't this a cute sketch!!!

Our sponser this week is the awesome Bugaboo Images which is where I got the super adorable hummingbird silloute image. (I  love hummingbirds)!!
The lucky winner will receive seven images of their choice from bugaboo stamps.

Also a  second winner will receive the following two Lucky 8 punches:

Floral Burst                                                                

Tatted Doily

   What awesome prizes!! Believe me those bugaboo images are soo cute and the punches look awesome!! So get your craft on and head on over to Made Especially for you and enter your card into the challenge, you just may be the lucky winner of some of our awesome prizes!!!
                                 Can't wait to see your wonderful creations!

Friday, May 11, 2012

May I have this dance? " blog hop"

Happy Mother's Day and welcome to the May I Have This Dance Hop!!! So glad to see you ;0) 
Projects showcased in this hop will have the theme of Dance or Music.

This hop is hosted by Made Especially 4 You challenge blog.  

The talented DT of ME4Y is joined by the stellar creativity of the Die Cuttin' Diva DT.


$20 Gift Certificate to online store.
In honor of all of the mother's out there, receive 10% off your whole order from May 11th - 13th!!

Bundle of Hand-Dyed Crinkle Ribbon

Little Scrap Pieces
$25 Gift Certificate to online store

 $20 Gift Certificate to online store

Adams Acres SVGs Digi Stamps and Print n Cuts

$25 Gift Certificate to online store

Here are the rules ;0)


Now for my project...
   My daughter was on the dance team at school and these are a few pics that I had taken. I used the Rock Princess Cricut cartridge to make this really quick and simple layout.
  Look at that cute little cut-out gettin' her groove on .... hehe.   I think she is adorable :)

Now onto my candy for this hop... I am offering the
     San serif Cricut font cartridge 
All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment with a way to get a hold of you. That's it! Easy Peasy :)
I will let Random. Org pick a winner from all of my followers that have commented on this post on Tuesday of next week,  and then I will post the winner on Wednesday!
Sooo turn the music up, get your bootie shakin' and dance on over to the fabulous Miss Gerda and see what  awesome project she has in store for you.

Time to hop along....


Thanks for hopping by!!!!

Don't forget to check Made Especially 4 You  on May 15th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator Chooses for the Grand-Prize Winners.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


 Hi all, I've got another card for you today. I was playing around with another Meljen digi and this is a card that I made to give to my mom for her birthday.
Last week Especially Made for You had a color combo challenge and I really liked the colors and that was the inspiration for this card.  The challenge this week is mother's day and add ribbon, so stop on over and join us in this super easy challenge.
Thanks for stopping by 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's day card

    Hi's Monday and that means another awesome challenge at Made Especially For You.
I am sooo excited this is my first post as a DT member (I'm actually jumping up and down on the couch right not really but I feel like it hehe).
   Since mother's day is nearly upon us, the challenge this week is to make a Mother's Day card and to use ribbon. Easy Peasy :)  This is what I came up with:
     Isn't she the cutest cat around lol. I decided to doll her up a bit and add some pearls and some feathers. Then I added some glossy accents to her glasses.
    My mom found out she had breast cancer in January and has had surgery and is going through chemo treatments now. So I thought pink would be fitting for her.
   I had so much fun using this Meljen digi. Which by the way is our sponser for this week. She has some adorable digis for any occasion. So get your craft on and enter your Mother's day card  with us over at MEFY and you could win some awesome digi's of your own:-)
 Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Another awesome give-away

   Hi  to all my fellow crafters out there!! I was looking around the blog world today and found an awesome give-away over at Creations by Mommy
Doesn't this look like some fun products to play with??? I know I would love to win this hehe.
So head on over and check it out, maybe you will be the lucky winner.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Exciting news!!

     Hello everyone. I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! I know mine has been an extremely busy one!! Oh my goodness I am sooo ready for the weekend lol.

    I have some awesome news to share with all of you. I have been chosen as one of the design team members on the  Made Especially For You blog. I am super excited and can't wait  to get started. I want to thank  Miss Ashley for giving me this wonderful opportunity. It is a terrific blog and has some great challenges on there for you to participate in :)  The challenge that is going on right now is a color challenge and the colors that she has chosen are soo pretty. They remind me of soft summer colors Love them!!
     So when you get a minute hop on over there and check out the challenge and get your mojo going!
As a matter of fact I'm feeling a little crafty myself...think I'll head on into my craft room and see what I can whip up lol.
 Thanks for stopping by