Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Santa's Little Helper Tag (Crafty Sprouts Guest Designer)

Hello Hello all my crafty friends!! I am super excited to be a guest designer for Crafty Sprouts ... Erika has an amazing stamp line and she is so very talented too.. If you stop by her blog you'll find that she has a "Tag Challenge" going on right on and a set of her stamps is up for grabs. Oh and don't forget to check out her stamps for the rest of the week all of her stamp sets will be for the awesome price of 12.50 each with free shipping!! So, get them before there all gone and here's the link: Crafty Sprouts Stamps :0)

Well, for my tag I used the "Have a cool Yule" stamp set by Crafty Sprouts .. I also used my new Elf Stamp and Die from Peachy Keen .. Omg, I love these new Dies from (Peachy Keen )!! They are so easy to use and I'm so thrilled that I didn't have to hand cut around my stamped image :0)

The supplies I used

*Winter Frolic (Tag)
*Skip the Elf Die & Stamp (Peachy Keen )
*"Have a Cool Yule" (
Crafty Sprouts )
*Candy Cane Stripes (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder)
*Colored Pencils
*White Pen
*Bakers Twine

Robin's Creative Cottage - RCC Tuesday Challenge "Sparkle and Shine"
Whimsical Designs - "Layer It"
*YOU HAD ME AT CRAFT - stop by and link up your Halloween projects

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.. Oh, don't forget about the "Here We Come A Caroling" Blog Hop starts this Friday , and a new "Getting Scrappy Challenge" happening this Sunday..

Monday, November 28, 2011

Birthday Wishes & Calendar Blog Hop Winner

Hey my crafty pals, sorry I'm posting so late.. It has been a crazy busy day for me.. Well, before I show you my project I want to announce the Calendar Blog Hop Winner... Also, I wanted to say "thanks so much for stopping my the blog hop this weekend and for all your super sweet comments".. I also want to welcome all my new followers... I so glad you liked my blog enough to follow it (it really means a lot to me).. Okay, I'm sure you all are ready to find out who the winner is so here you go.......

# 22
Happyscrapin said...Your birthday calendar is a great idea and I love that you can reuse it over and over!

Congrats Cathy!!! I will be emailing you shortly :0)

Alright, time to share my my card with you.. I created this birthday card for my sister-in-law.. Foe the design of my card I used a card sketch from the Peachy Keen Stamps Tuesday Challenge .. The image I used is an adorable paper piecing pattern from My Scrap

Here's the sullies I used:

*Silhouette SD
*Party Dress Jillie Bean ( My Scrap
*Boy Mates Assort. Face Stamps (Peachy Keen )
"Everyday Occasions" Stamps( Joy's Life)
*Harvest Market 6x6 Tiny Tablet ( lily bee design)
*D'vine Swirls (Cuttlebug embossing folder)
*Black Marker
*White Pen
*Oval Punch
*Lg. Scalloped Decorative Scissors
*Black Stickles

*Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge - Peachy Keen Stamps :: Sketch Challenge 65 w/ a Twist: Paper Piecing
*YOU HAD ME AT CRAFT - stop by and link up your Halloween projects

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.. Oh, don't forget about the new "Getting Scrappy Challenge" happening this Sunday..

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Calendar Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Calendar" Blog Hop

I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you find some inspiration from the awesome calendar projects you will be seeing along the hop.. . If you just arrived from the fabulous and very talented Gloria then you're on the right path.. But, if this is your first stop, then you need to head to where all the inspiration begins Zeni's Blog ..

Well here is my project, I decided to make a birthday calendar and what I love about this calendar is you can use it over and over every year..

Supplies used:

*Chip Board
*Learning Curve (letters)
*Zebra pattern paper (the Paper Studio)
*Card Stock
*Computer & Printer (to create birthday sheet)
*Bind it all (by Zutter)
*Corner Rounder (by Zutter)
*Metal spirals (by Zutter)

Well, I have a giveaway for you from me, but it's a surprise :0)
For the giveaway just leave a comment on this post with a way that I can reach you if you win. I will pick a winner on Monday the 28th..

Here is the awesome Grand Blog Candy that Zeni has for you!! Ms Emma From My Creative Time is sponsoring her Whimiscal Calander set!!

BUT that is not all! Zeni has also thrown in the matching die!

But in order for you to be entered to win you MUST leave a comment on EVERY blog, super easy right?!

Okay, now it's time for me to send you on your merry way... Your next stop is to the very talented and also fabulous Roberta .. Here is our line up just in case you get lost along your way :0)

Zeni -

Pam -

Gloria -

Amanda- (you're here)

Roberta -

Christy -

Monica -

Liz -


Jessica -


Kacee -

Erika -

Brynn -

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.. Oh, don't forget the new"Getting Scrappy Challenge"is going on Right Now!! I would love to see you get scrappy with us :0)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Penguin Shape Card & TPT Winner

Hello Hello all my crafty friends in bloggie land..I so sorry I have been a little MIA the last few days.. I have some sick kiddos at my house and I haven't had much time to my self.. Everyone is on the mend and hopefully everything will be getting back to normal soon.. Okay before I share my adorable card with you, I want to announce the last winner from my "Thoughtful Project Thursdays" segment.. Thanks so much for all your kind comments, I really enjoy reading them all.. So, the winner is ....

jessica said...OMG that take out box is so adorable!
I am loving the fortune cookies inside as well! Thanks for the tutorial on that!! Awesome job! TFS jessica

Congrats Jessica. and I will be emailing you shortly :0)

Alright, lets get to this adorable shape card I want to share with all of you.. This was a really simple card to make the only cartridge I used "Create a Critter" and his icicle present was hand cut.. I created this card for a the little boy I watch.. His birthday is coming up soon, and I hope he loves it :0)

The supplies I used:

*Gypsy (to weld my penguin bodies together)
*Create a Critter (Penguin & Teepee {for the Hat})
*Father and Son Stamps ( Joy's Life)
*Winter Wonderland Faces (Peachy Keen )
*Candy Cane Stripe & Swiss Dots (Cuttlebug Embossing Folders)
*Blue & Black Marker
*White Pen
*Lg. Oval Paper Punch
*Puffy Paint
*Bakers Twine


Frosted Designs -Fabulous Friday Challenge - Die Cuts!
Whimsical Designs -Whimsical Wednesday "Add Texture"
Robin's Creative Cottage - Link Up Party

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.. Oh, don't forget there's a new "Getting Scrappy Challenge" happening this NOW.. Also, make sure you stop by SATURDAY for the " Calender Blog Hop"

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Getting Scrappy Challenge #21

Wow, I wanted to thank everyone who entered my last challenge you all did an awesome job and like always you all make it so hard to picking the Top 3 ... I also wanted to say I'm sorry for not commenting on your layouts from this last week ( but I have seen them all).. I have had sick kiddos for the last 2 weeks and haven't had much time to be on the computer.. Well, if this is your first time joining my challenge, this is how it works.. I will post a new challenge ever other Sunday and I will choose one random winner every other challenge.. So, if you enter both challenges you double your chance to win..

Our winner for the the month of November is: Congrats Melissa !! Can you please email me at so I can get your prize to you as soon as possible..

Here are the Top 3 Contenders of November:
Top 3 winners feel free to snag your Top 3 Button (just copy and paste it in your picture gadget)


Challenge #21 is...

(create a layout with embossing on it)

Here are the challenge rules:
*This is a LAYOUT challenge
*Must be a new layout for this challenge
*Must link directly to the project and not just your blog or gallery
*Please use a Cricut or SVG cut somewhere on you layout
* You will have a week to submit your page
*If you don't have a blog just email your pages to :

Here is this months prize:

Vintage Christmas Crinkle Ribbon

Donated by our Challenge Sponsor:
My Craft Spot

Here is my take on this challenge:

Cricut Carts: Create a Critter,Baby Steps, Sesame Street Font, & Simply Charmed
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Tiny Mosaic & D'vine Swirls

Okay, I showed you my layout now it's your turn to show me your ... Link your layouts below.. I can't wait to see your pages and don't forget the most important rule have lots of Scrappy Fun :0)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Crafty Sprouts Stamp Release Blog Hop!!

Hey my crafty friends, guess hows a guest designer for Crafty Sprouts .... ME!!!! I am so excited to show you all the last two sets from Crafty Sprouts' newest release! Did you miss the first two fabulous stamp sets just click HERE to check them out .. If you just hopped here from the very talented Elsa then your on the right track.. If this is your first make sure you start at the beginning at the super talented stamp creator Crafty Sprouts ...

Today I'm featuring the "Feeling Icky" stamp set

Here's the card that I made with this super fun set:

These are sticker band aids
Here's what I used to create this card:

* Crafty Sprouts -"Feeling Icky" stamp set
*Baby Steps (little boy)
*Gypsy Wanderings (band aids)
*Boy Mates Assort. face stamps (Peachy Keen )
*White & Red Pen
*Blue Marker
*Icicle border punch (Martha Stewart)
*Pop Dots

Thanks so much for hopping with us today.. I hope you got inspired to snag some Crafty Sprouts stamps and create your own Crafty Sprouts creations :0)

Oh, don't forget about the new "Thoughtful Project Thursdays" happening Right Now, and a new "Getting Scrappy Challenge" happening this Sunday..

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thoughtful Project Thursdays!!!

Happy Thoughtful Project Thursdays my crafty friends!!!I"m sad that this is the last week of my "Thoughtful project Thursdays" :0(.. I also wanted to say thank you for all your kind comments this past week.. If this is your first time visiting I am hosting a Thanksgiving segment on my blog called "Thoughtful Project Thursdays".. So, for 3 weeks (this is week 3) I will be sharing thoughtful projects with you and I may even have a little thank you giveaway for you.., I have a lot of thoughtful inspiration for you all today with two new super talented guest designers and a new thoughtful giveaway too.. I hope you will stop by my guest designers blogs and leave them some comment love :0)

Check out this gorgeous Thanksgiving Pillow Box !!! It's just prefect to
store some yummy thankful treats in and it was created
by the super talented Amber from the Staying Crafty blog ..

OMG, Rosy from the Sweet Delights Paper and More blog created this
absolutely stunning Give Thanks Banner and Tag for her daughters teacher!!!
What a lucky teacher, I would totally love to have that banner hanging in my house :0)..

Okay now here is my thoughtful project for this week..
I decided to make a Take Out Gift box with chocolates and paper fortune cookies
with thankful fortunes inside them.. For my fortunes I printed
"I'm thankful for" on them and I asked my son what he liked
about his teacher and I hand wrote what said on the fortunes..
Sorry, I didn't get the chance to make a video :0(

{Here's a photo tutorial on how I made my paper cookies..}

Here's what I used to create my project:

*Take Out Box (Michael's $2.00)
* Simply Charmed (Tree)
*Create a Critter (Deer)
* Mini Monogram (Scalloped Circle & Circles)
*"Wild Life Puns" stamps ( Joy's Life)
* Wide Eyed Kids 1 1/8" face stamps (Peachy Keen )
*Perfectly Paisley & Distressed Stripes (Cuttlebug embossing folders)
*Fall Pattern Paper
*Blue & Brown Marker
*White Pen
*Bakers Twine
*Computer & Printer
*Hot Glue Gun

Here's a little Thank You
Giveaway for you :0)

This weeks prize { Wintery Puns} was donated
by Joy's Life

For the giveaway just leave a comment on this post with a way that I can reach you if you win. I will pick a winner on Wednesday the 23rd ..

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.. Oh, don't forget there's a new "Getting Scrappy Challenge" happening this Sunday..