Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas Card and Queen Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share a cute Christmas card I made this morning using Winter Frolic and my Scrappy Moms Stamps.  This set is called Winter Wishes.  There are so many great stamps in the set.
I also wanted to let you guys know that I will be participating in a Blog Hop on
December 11th
Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy is hosting and most of Paper Playtime Queens will be participating. 
This blog hop will be all about

Inexpensive Gift Giving Ideas.
Mark your calendars and help us spread the word....there is will be CANDY and lots of inspiration!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hooray It's Turkey Day! - Cricut Cardz Challenge #48

Hi guys!  This week the challenge at Cricut Cardz Challenge is to make a card for Thanksgiving using the card feature from any cartridge you’d like, and using any colors you’d like.  I decided to use this pretty scallopped card from A Child's Year for my card base.
I cut the turkey from Create a Critter and this pretty tag is from A Child's Year.  I really don't use this cartridge enough, there are so many pretty cuts....I seem to forget about it.  I just love this tag and I was a perfect fit for my Scrappy Moms Stamps sentiment.  This stamp is from The Charmed Life set.  There are so many adorable sentiments on this set....I just love it!  Click HERE to head on over to Cricut Cardz Challenge to play along with this week's challenge.

Monday, October 25, 2010

PPC #36

Good Morning everyone!  This is my last week as guest designer over at Picture Perfect Creations.  I have so much fun working with these beautiful color combos.  Here is the color combo for this week's challenge...
I have to admit...this one was pretty difficult for me! I finally decided on a Halloween card. I have been wanting to cut this witch's shoe from Happy Haunting and thought these color would be perfect.


The Trick or Treat is also cut from Happy Hauntings.  Click HERE to head on over to PPC to play along with this fun color challenge.


Paper Playtime #22

This week our challenge over at Paper Playtime is to make a Halloween project.   The design team members were give some adorable digis to work with from The Stamping Boutique.  I really love this little vampire.

I know, I need to improve my coloring skills but I still think this turned out super cute.  I colored him using my Martha Stewart colored pencils and then cut the ovals using my Nestabilities.  The green/black backround paper is from a Martha Stewart Halloween paper pack.  The sentiment stamp is from Michaels and it actually reads "Frankly, I love Halloween" and it has a Frankenstein image but I masked part of it off.  Click HERE to head on over to Paper Playtime to play along with us!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Olive You!

Good Morning!  I have another cute card that I made with the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set
A Pinch and A Dash. I am having so much fun with these stamps!


I used From My Kitchen and I cut the glass at 3-1/2".  This pretty pattern paper is from K and Company, Carolyn Gavin.  This is my favorite paper stack ever....I have to resist the urge to buy another one every  time I go to Michael's.  The shaped label for the sentiment is cut from Lacy Labels.  Head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to see more projects made with this cute set.  You can also visit the blogs of all the other Design Team members....see the links on my site bar.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In a Jam?

Hi guys!  I wanted to share another card I made with the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set - A Pinch and A Dash.
I used From My Kitchen for the jar and Country Life for the strawberry.  The tag is from Walk in my Garden.  I love these sentiments...they are so cute and work well with a variety of cartridges.  This set is available for order now so head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to order yours.  All of the Design Team
members are posting some adorable projects on their blogs...click the links on my side bar to check them out.

Card Drive for Madison



Good morning everyone!  My friend Trish over at Techniques by Trish collecting card for a 6 year little girl with leukemia.  I'm going to work on a card to day for her and I think it would be so nice if we could shower her with a ton of cards. Click on the link below to be directed to Trish's blog where you can read all the details.


I'll be back later today with another Scrappy Moms Stamps sneak peak.


Monday, October 18, 2010

PPC #35 and Scrappy Moms Sneak Peak

Hi everyone!  I wanted to show you guys another card I made with the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set.  It's called A Pinch and A Dash.  This set is so adorable, it has the cutest kitchen/food based sentiments.   These would be great for tags for holiday gift items like cookies or candy.   

I am Guest Designer this month over at Picture Perfect Creations, so I decided to use this pretty color combo for my card.

The cake is from Straight from the Nest and the white mat is from Lacy Labels.  Hop on over to PPC to play along with our color challenge this week....such a pretty combo.  Be sure to check out all the Scrappy Moms Design Team members blogs....they will be posting new projects all week using this adorable stamp set. There are links to all their blogs on my left sidebar.  This set is available for order now, yeah!  Click here to be directed to Scrappy Moms Stamps.



Paper Playtime #

This week the challenge at Paper Playtime is to use a spider web, a pumpkin or both on your project.  I decided to use both.  I really liked this fence from Happy Hauntings.  I cut off the raven and added a spider web,pumpkin and "Beware" (all  from Happy Hauntings).  The spider is from Doodlecharms.
I had to resist the urge to add ribbon to this...I don't think ribbon and spooky go very well together :o).  Hop on over to Paper Playtime to play along with us and to see what all the other Paper Queens have in store for you this week. 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Scappy Moms Stamps

Good Morning! Scrappy Moms Stamps has just released a new stamp set! It is called A Pinch and A Dash! These sentiments are so cute and will go great with all the great food images on so many of your Cricut cartridges. All of the Scrappy Moms Design Team with be featuring projects made with this set all week so get ready from awesome inspiration. See my sidebar for links to all the blogs.  Liz has an adorable shaker card ....you're going to love it!   Here is my card....
When I saw the stamp set I just loved this sentiment and right away I thought of this little nest from Sugar and Spice.  This little bird and the branch are from Straight from the Nest.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blog Hop Winner

 I have a WINNER!  I used Random.org and the winner is #8

Trisha said...
Great banner and great hop. Thanks for the chance to win.

Congrats, Trisha!  I will get an email out to you right away so I can get your goodies in the mail. 

Thanks so much for all the nice comments.  Stay tuned for another giveaway soon....I just passed 100 followers, yay!









Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Exciting News to Share

I am so excited to announce that I am a part of the Scrappy Moms Stamps design team.  I am a huge fan of these stamps....they are awesome!  I am SO EXCITED!!!!!

There are eight other new design team members:
Liz - http://lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
Meriah - http://twoscraptasticgals.blogspot.com/
Bonnie - http://www.pinkbonbons.blogspot.com/
Trisha - http://www.techniquesbytrish.blogspot.com/
Lezlye - http://www.lezlyes.blogspot.com/
Laura - http://www.makinprettythings.com/
Christina - http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/
Liz - http://lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
Sarahhttp://www.liveloveandscrap.blogspot.com/

These ladies are all super creative so be sure to go check out their blogs. 





Cricut Cardz Challenge #46

The Cricut Cardz Challenge this week is anything goes.  I picked up this adorable paper pack at Michael's a few weeks ago called The Sweet Stack by DCWV.  I loved this cute fruit paper so I decided on this sweet little apple from Create A Critter.  I cut it as 2-3/4" out of some rose glitter paper from my stash.  I used my Scrappy Moms stamps and this cute apple ribbon I found a while back in the Target dollar bin.

We would love for you to play along with us for this fun challenge....click  HERE to head on over to Cricut Cardz Challenge.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations #34


This is my second post for today....scroll down for Paper Playtime.
I would like to say "hello" to all my new followers.  The Blog Hop yesterday was a lot of fun.  I will choose a candy winner on Thursday.
I am a Guest Designer for Picture Perfect Creations for October.  Here is the color combo for this week's challenge. 

I didn't have the exact colors so I used my newest paper stack....it is from My Mind's Eye and is called O Christmas Tree.

I cut this cute tree from Winter Frolic and added some pearls instead of the ornaments that the Criucut cut.  I printed the sentiment with the computer and used my Nestabilities to cut it out.  I also added some sheer ribbon (I'm addicted to this ribbon right now) to finish off my card. 

This challenge had me stumped for a while but I love the way this card turned out. 

Paper Playtime #20 -

This week at Paper Playtime the challenge is to create a project with orange as your main color.

I used the shadow feature to make this shaped pumpkin card from Create a Critter.  I used the  hide contours feature on my Gypsy to remove the little face.   I added some leaves from a canister of Prima Flowers, some twine and I stamped the "Happy Thanksgiving" from a set I got in the Michael's dollar bin.  The oragne polka dot paper is by K and Co. (my favorite paper).
Head on over to Paper Playtime to play along with this fun challenge.

This week's prize is the Summer in Paris cartridge....thanks Sheree at Cravin' Scrappin for sponsoring this week's challenge.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Big Ten Blog Hop

To celebrate 10-10-10, Jill over at http://www.scrapoholic.blogspot.com/ decided to start a Blog Hop that is all about the number 10.  I thought this sounded like fun....so I decided to join in.  I wanted to share my ten favorite blogs.  I visit these at lease once a day if not more.  All these ladies are super creative and always have amazing projects to share.

3. Pause Dream Enjoy
4. ...wee Memories
5. CardzTV
7. Moxie Fab World
8. Cards Magazine
10. My Pink Stamper

Here is a list of everyone is playing along with this blog hop.

http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/
http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/
http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
http://www.scrapadoodledee.blogspot.com/
http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
http://www.mykreativekrafts.com/
http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/

Head on over to these blogs and see what links they have to share....you might discover some new inspiration.

Before I go, I wanted to share a fun project I made for winter...a banner.  I've been having lots of fun with these lately....they are so easy to make and are so pretty. 



I know it's not a Blog Hop without  blog candy....so please leave a comment and a way to get a hold of you.  I will use random.org to choose a winner.  The prize includes a set of alphabet clear stamps, some Cuttlebug Heart embossing folders, some Happy Birthday tags, some dimensional cupcake stickers, some MS bows and a "you are fabulous" stamp.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blog Makeover




 

Hi everyone!  I hope you guys are all having a great weekend!  I'm so excited about my new blog design.  Isn't it cute!  When I first got my Cricut and started the blog I had a hard time coming up with a name.  I decided on bug lover as a play on words....since I love my Cricut and Cuttlebug.  I also love taking pictures of bugs with my macro lens and DLSR so I thought it would be fun if my blog had bugs.  I came across Laura Jane Designs while blog hopping one day and just love her work.  Her prices are super reasonable and she was great to work with.   She does scrapbooking designs and simple designs and can also do ETSY makeovers.  Click here to go check her out!  You won't be disappointed.




Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cricut Circle Blog - Weekly Challenge

This week on the Cricut Circle Blog the challenge is to use the French Manor cartridge and some pearls or gems to make a project.  I used my Gypsy to weld two of these pretty ovals to make my card base.  The Eiffel Tower is also cut from French Manor.  I added some clear gems and I cut Merci from Create a Critter.  I was suprised this cut some cleanly at 1/2".  This beautiful background paper is from Anna Griffin.

If you are a member of the Cricut Circle be sure to check out the new blog.  It is awesome!  The design team has some amazing projects to share every day and there is a monthy and weekly challenge.  Each week they give a random winner of the challenge a $25 credit to their Cricut account.  The monthly challenge have big prizes.

Monday, October 4, 2010

PPC - CC #33 - Thanks a Bunch

This is my second post today.....scroll down for the Paper Playtime Challenge.

Today is my first week to submit a project for Picture Perfect Creations as Guest Designer.  This is the color combo this week. I decided to use my new Country Life cartridge to cut this pretty vase of flowers.  I
added some pearls for the flower centers.The shaped mat is from Lacy Labels.  I added some nave blue sheer ribbon....I am in love with this ribbon right now.  It is so easy to tie.

Click here to head on over to PPC to play along with this week's challenge.

Paper Playtime - Challenge #19

Hi everyone!  I hope you guys all had a wonderful weekend.  We had a super busy sports filled weekend with football on Saturday and Volleyball on Sunday.

I am so excited to announce that I am one of the new Queens over Paper Playtime.  This week our challenge was to use ribbon, buttons or rhinestones or ALL three.  I decided to use all three on this cute tree card.  I used K and Company, Carolyn Gavin paper for the background.  The tree is cut from Give a Hoot and I used my Scappy Moms stamps for the sentiment.  I added some buttons, rhinestones and ribbon to finish off my card.

Head on over to Paper Playtime to play along with this week's challenge....there is a great prize back up for grabs.

Friday, October 1, 2010

PPC-CC #32 and Made by Momo - Tuesday Challenge

Hi everyone!  I hope you guys all had a nice week.  I am happy to annouce that I will be a Guest Designer over at Picture Perfect Creations - Crafty Challenges  this month.  They have some beautiful color combos each week so head on over to play along.  My first project as Guest Designer will be up next week but I wanted to play along with this weeks color combo.

I used my Straight from the Nest to cut this pretty butterfly.  This is one of my favorite cuts from this cartridge.  I used Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folders to add some texture to the background layers.

Momo's Tuesday Challenge this week is based on the same color....yellow, orange and green plus stitching.  I added some faux stitching to orange layer and two green brads to finish off my card.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  Momo is also having some fun giveaways to celebrate her blog's birthday.  She is super creative....so go check out her blog.

Paper Crafts Magazine also has a giveaway up on their Facebook page.  For a chance to win you have to post a comment with a link to a "thank you" card with orange and yellow.  They are having a ton of giveaways for "World Card Making Day" tomorrow.