Monday, June 25, 2012

Congrats card w/heat embossing

Hi everyone, I have a card to share with you today.  It's Technique week over at MEFY and the technique  is to use heat embossing on your card, and this is what I came up with.
I heat embossed this stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and then went over it with my Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink. I matted it on 2 pieces of cardstock that I cut using my Storybook Cricut cartridge and added some rolled flowers with pearls and bling. Then I stamped the congrats onto a piece of paper and heat embossed that also.

This is a close up of the heat embossing on my card.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to jump on over to Made Especially for You and enter your card for the challenge.
The winner of the challenge will be getting a $10 gift certificate to


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Awesome giveaway!!

   Hi to all my crafty friends. Do I have an awesome giveaway to share with you!!! I just came back from visiting over at Craftin Desert Diva's and they have such a fantastic giveaway that you will want to jump  right over there and check it out!!
    When they reach 200 followers they are giving away a $100.00 Michaels gift certificate. Yep you heard me right $100. Imagine all the crafty supplies you  can get with that hehe. Ooohhh the possibilities!!
    So go on over and give them some love and enter for your chance to win and let them know the cricut scrapper sent you hehe.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Finally Friday, and a winner...

 Hello everyone, I finally have the winner from the "Dad's the Greatest" Blog hop. I was going to post it on Tuesday. However my computer had other ideas, be more correct my internet. It was acting up and wouldn't let me connect and when it did it would only be for a few minutes. :(
     Oh...sorry got off the subject of the winner. I will quit whining now lol.

The winner of my prize for the blog hop is...

What a lovely two page layout with such fond memories. I love the way you put a picture in the D for dad...very smart ideal! TFS and for the chance to win the blog candy. I am a old time follower both in age and time. LOL!

    Please e-mail me at thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com with your address and I will get your prize out to you.

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my blog. Have a great day!!


Monday, June 18, 2012

My Minds Eye w/ eyelets...

   Hello to all my blogging buddies out there ;)   I hope you are having a great start to your week.
  It's challenge day over at Made Especially for You and I have a card to show you!!

A.C. Moore had these MME stacks on sale and I couldn't resist getting some of them. I loved the colors in this one and wanted to do a card with a kind of shabby chic flair to it. I decided to use the page with the birdcage on it and then I cut out another birdcage and pop dotted it on top of the first one. Then I tried making some rolled flowers, I think they turned out pretty well for a first timer hehe.
Then I added some pearls , a feather , and of course 3 eyelets.

Which brings me to our challenge for this week. Use 3 eyelets , simple enough ...right??
So get out your eyelets  and make a card to enter in the challenge and you could win
a set of stamps from Whimsical Designs -

What a fantastic prize!!   Can't wait to see your entry.
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, June 16, 2012

    If your looking for the My Dad's the Greatest blog hop click HERE...or scroll down :)

Do you Speak Cricut Saturday- Paper Doll Dress up

      Hi everyone,  Robin here from the cricut scrapper and  I hope you are having a great weekend!!
    On Saturday's here  at Made Especially for you. Ashley or one of the design team members features a cricut cartridge. Today is my day and the cartridge that I wanted to feature is one of my all time favorites!! Paper Doll Dress Up, this cartridge is one of the first cartridges that I purchased and I use it over and over again.

 This cartridge has just about everything. It is great for any kind of theme that you are working with, western, Thanksgiving, halloween, wedding, and christmas, just to name a few. (Believe me I could go on and on...but, I'm gonna try to keep this sort of short lol) Let me just show you what images this awesome cart has to offer...
...and this picture really doesn't do it justice, if you want to see the handbook you can go here.

Now, you start off with your basic doll and just dress  it up hehe. It also has awesome accessories to go with whatever doll you are wanting to make for your card, layout or whatever project you are working on. For example if you wanted to make a cute little princess  to go on a Layout that you are making of your little princess in training :) You just cut out the doll, add the hair, dress, and shoes and there you have your oh so cute princess. But, wait there's more! You can also add a cute little crown ,frog necklace or even a castle to make your project even cuter! They also have a prince or a knight in shining armor if you need one of those lol.
There are also some great borders on the last page with a fence, stars, waves and other great cuts.

Here are a few cuties that I made to show you...
You can add some doodling, glitter, or leave them plain just the way they are cut (I did all three here to show you)
either way they are just too cute.  I also added some Peachy faces to them, but it cuts out a face for you if you want to go that route, ( I just did the hide contour on my gypsy, so that I could add my faces)
This cartridge has 6 features headwear, accessories 1, accessories 2, accessories 3, tabs, and blackout.
If you have any small children that like to play paper dolls the tabs feature is for you,  you can cut out your paper doll and make the clothes to interchange on them! 
Now I wanted to show you a couple more thing before I go. This is a card I made for Thanksgiving with my little pilgrim girl...

and this is a halloween layout I did using the cute ghost from this cartridge.

If this is one of the cartridges you have been on the fence about, just hop on over you won't be dissapointed :)
Thanks so much for stopping by

" My Dad's the Greatest" Blog Hop

          It's here! Today's the day, so pull out your fondest memories of  the men in your life and come join us for some inspiration. Just in time for father's day!

Welcome to My Dad's the Greatest Blog Hop. Today we are honoring our Dads, Grand Fathers, Uncles, and Big Brothers... Who ever made a significant, loving mark in your life? Do you remember your father being so big in your eyes, that he could protect you from anything? He was the one who would barbecue or mow the grass. He would go off to work every day and come home tired and still make time to laugh and play. He didn't mind that every Father's Day, he got a tie or slippers. He was our protector!!

Today we have some wonderful, talented women who would like to show that their Dad is the Greatest!! In case you get lost the hop starts at Pamela ~

  1. Pamela ~
  2. Colleen ~
  3. Miriam ~
  4. Kristy ~
  5. Nancy ~
  6. Ana Maria ~
  7.   Jamie ~
  8.   Cecilia ~
  9.   Eileen ~
  10.  Monica -
  11.  Robin-
  12. Jenny- 

We  have Blog Candy!!! It’s a fun stamp set from Tim Holtz “Life’s a Journey” to one lucky winner that leaves a comment on every blog.

If you arrived from Monica's blog, then you are on the right track.
My project for today is a 2 page layout...

These are pics of my little guy when he was newborn and around 2 years. How time flies!!  I wanted to capture some of the moments that were spent between my husband and our first born.

I used a childs year, plantain schoolbook, and gypsy font for this layout. The sentiments are done using my compter. The paper and ribbon are from wal-mart that I had bought a few years ago.

I have some blog candy for one lucky winner. 
I have put together a package of  die cuts from the Winnie the Pooh and friends, Mickey font, and paper doll dress up cartridges along with a stamp set.
All you have to do is become a follower and leave me a comment telling me you are and a way to get in contact with you if you win.
Then come back to my blog Tuesday June 19th and see if you are the lucky winner. That's it easy peasy!!

Thanks for stopping by. Now hop on over to Jenny's  blog and  see what fabulous project she has in store for you!
Don’t forget, to qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop.
Happy Hopping!!


Friday, June 15, 2012


       OH my goodness!! I am soo glad it's Friday, I am so ready for the weekend, and some rest & relaxation....(hopefully lol).
    Just wanted to pop on here and remind you about the awesome blog hop I'm in  tomorrow.
It's Pamela's first hop that she has hosted, so let's show her some support and hop on over and leave some commenting love <3... you might even win some goodies :P   So, when you  get a chance stop by and see what wonderful creations have been put toghether to share with you.
                                      Fun, fun, fun.
See ya there!!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

And the winner is.....

   Hello to everyone. I finally have the winner for my blog candy that I was giving away for the Malt Shoppe Blog Hop :P
              (Sorry, I'm a day late with this ....had internet issues yesterday. It let me get it half way done and then decided it didn't want to anything else ugggghhhh!!)

       The winner chosen by the wonderful is #8 .... Susie Craft Happy said...
   Robin, love these little cuties! But I'd eat'em in a heartbeat! Just plain yummy lookin'. Great card!

Thank you so much Susie for your wonderful comment and to all those who commented on my project for the hop! 

    Susie you can contact me at thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com and let me know which gift card you want.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fish whisperer

                                 Hello everyone and happy Monday to you! We have a sketch challenge going on at  Made Especially for You , and I have a cute card to show you.
        My husband loves to fish and I got this cute digi from Bugaboo Stamps... I thought it would be perfect for  him, lol :P
               Isn't it soo cute hehe. I got a chuckle out of it when I saw it . I just couldn't resist getting it to make for his card.
                 For the challenge this week it is a sketch challenge and this is the sketch
Our sponser this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps -
and they are offering Seven digital stamps of the winner's choice. Now that's awesome. They have soo many cute digi's to choose from!!

Now are you pummped up and ready to get your craft on!! :) I hope so, I would love to see your entries for this cute sketch challenge. You already have the layout of it all you need to do is add your finishing touches, easy peasy!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Malt Shoppe Blog Hop

 Hello everyone I hope you are having a great day!! We have an awesome blog hop going on for you today and some fantastic prizes. So get out your poodle skirts and crank up the jukebox, we have some yummy projects to show you.

Welcome to the Malt Shoppe Hop, brought to you by the fabulous design teams of Made Especially For You and Ginger Snap Scraps!

Thank you for joining us for this sweet blog hop full of tasty, crafty projects! Along the way you'll see a variety of projects and have the chance to enter for a chance to win some delicious treats! If you just came across the hop and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Made Especially For You.

For my project, I created a card with a yummmy banana split. Aren't those Peachy faces just adorable!!
I used a My Minds Eye 6x6 stack (fine and dandy girl) for the base of my card and the bowl was cut from create a critter, the ice cream scoops are from doodle charms the banana is from block party(the hot dog bun...had to get creative for that one lol) the toppings  are cut using my MS drippy goo punch and the whip cream is from create a critter(the cap for the nut...had to get creative again hehe). The ribbon is from Walmart and the sentiment is from Docerela. Last but not least the cutie patootie faces are from Peachy Keen:)
   Now a blog hop needs some sweet candy and boy do we have that for you!!

We have six generous and fabulous sponsors giving away prizes for our hop. Let's see what they're serving :)
Ginger Snap Scraps- $10 gift certificate

Adams Acres - $20 gift certificate

As Cute As A Button - $25 gift certificate

Paper Piecings by Nikki - $25 gift certificate

Scraptastical Kreations - $20 gift certificate

The Stamping Boutique - 3 images of the winner's choice


You have until Sunday June 10th at midnight to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday June 12th at Made Especially For You.

I also have a sweet giveaway for you...
a $10.00 gift certificate to Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
all you have to do is be a follower and let me know in your comment a way to get ahold of you. Easy peasy hehe.
 I will draw one lucky winner using and let you know on Tuesday  June 12th. Make sure you check back to see if you are the winner.

our next stop is Kate's blog and she has a sweet treat for you
Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Ashley -
Cori -
Eileen -
Ashley -
Susie -
Jessica -
Robin -
Kate -
Karen -
Gabrielle -
Laura -
Ann -
Kristy -
Patty -
Pam -
Barb -
Cyndy -
Sarah -
Janea -
Connie -
Maria -
Missy -

Thanks for hopping along with us! :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sweet fun for everyone!!

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great day! It's the middle of the week and we are half way through to the weekend woo hoo!!!
   Speaking of the weekend, just wanted to remind you to come on over June 8th and get something for that sweet tooth of yours!!
We will be having some sweet candy up for grabs ...see ya there!!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Got chipboard??

Hi everyone and welcome to another Made Especially for you Monday challenge!! For our challenge this week, the DT had to make a father's day card using chipboard.

  Our sponser this week is Priscilla Styles -
and they are giving one lucky winner a  $10 gift certificate to the store
How awesome!! They have some really cute images to choose from:)

       Now, I didn't have any "manly" chipboard pieces to use for my card.  The only thing I had was one that had "princess" on it, I didn't really think that any of  the men in my family would really want one with that on it lol. Since, I don't really buy many chipboard pieces.... or any for that matter. I decided to make my own. I had plain chipboard on hand that I had used for a previous project and decided why not make my own:)
     It was really easy to do. I had the handy man cricut lite cart and decided I wanted to use the circular saw image. I cut out all the pieces for it and then I cut out the shadow piece on the chipboard and a gray piece of cardstock. I inked up the edges with vintage photo and then glued the gray piece to the chipboard and sanded the edges a little. I then added the other extra pieces on top and...tadaa I had a manly chipboard piece.
    I liked it so much that I decided to make three circles out of the chipboard and covered them the same way then just stamped the D.A.D on top of them with my MS alphabet stamp set. I then wanted to add a sentiment to it I came up with something and just printed it out with my computer on to some cardstock and cut it into a banner to add to the bottom of the card.
That's it. Really simple and easy! So come on over to MEFY and enter your father's day card using chipboard. The rest of the DT did an awesome job with their cards :)   Looking forward to seeing your entry in the challenge!
I'm entering this card into a few challenges also, and they are:
1.Cards for men- Father's day
2.Crafty cardmakers- Distress it!
3.Exploring Cricut- Father's Day
4. Lexi's Creations- For the man/boy in our lives
5. Love to create-Father's day or that special guy
6.Make it Monday- Anything goes
7.My graphico challenge - Tool time father's day challenge