Monday, November 29, 2010

Sneak Peak #4 - Scrappy Moms Stamps

This is my 2nd Post today click HERE for my Paper Playtime post!

I wanted to share another cute card I made with the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set Simple Sentiments.
I used my Birthday Bash cartridge, again!  It's funny, I ordered this cartridge because of the pre-designed banners....I didn't pay too much attention to all the adorable images.  This cartridge is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

This adorable stamp set is available HERE to hop over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to place your order today.  These would make a great gift for all your scrappy friends.  

The Details
Snail - Birthday Bash pg. 31, 3.5 inches
Paper - Martha Stewart
Card Base - 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Sentiment - Scrappy Moms Stamps, Simple Sentiments

Paper Playtime #27 - Christmas Carol Inspired

Good Morning everyone!  I hope you guys all had an awesome Thanksgiving holiday!  We had a really nice weekend and finally got a little cooler weather...for a few day anyway!
This week's challenge at Paper Playtime is to make a Christmas Carol inspired project.  I decided to make a shaped card using this adorable Santa face from Doodlecharms...he is inspired by the carol "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".

I used the D'vine Swirls embossing folder on his beard and mustache and MS Glitter on  his hat. 
The Paper Queens have some amazing projects this week so head on over to Paper Playtime to play along with this fun challenge.

The Details
Santa - Doodlecharms pg. 127-5.25"
Shadow feature welded on Gypsy to create base

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Yeah! My First Blog Award

Hi Everyone!  I'm so excited...Sharon from MeeMees Creations and Michelle from Purple Monkey Moments gave me this awesome blog award.  Both of these ladies are super creative and so sweet.  I really appreciate this award.

Here are the rules to this award
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 blogs you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award

Now 8 things about me...
1. I live in a tiny little town in Texas.
2. I have never considered myself to be creative 3. I love animals...we have dogs, cats and goats, lol!
4. I am addicted to my Iphone...constantly checking my email, checking out the blogs etc.
5.  I love Dark Chocolate
6.  I have 3 beautiful kids....8 year old twins (a boy and a girl) and a 3 year baby girl
7. I love to watch football.
8.  I enjoy helping out at my kid's school..planning parties, going on field trips etc.
9.  I'm not very organized
10.  I am a total procrastinator

I am passing this award on to the following super creative ladies...

Joanna - Scrap-Making
Mary - CardzTV
Nicole - Canadian Nickel Scrap'n
Bonnie - Pink Bonbons

Thanks again Sharon and Michelle.  I'm honored!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peak of the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set Simple Sentiments.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sneak Peak #3 - Scrappy Moms Stamps

Happy Black Friday!  I survived my 5 am trip to Wal-Mart and I was able to get the TV I wanted.  Yeah!  I also got the new Cricut Lite Four Legged Friends.  It has some really cute images on it.  I can't wait to play with it.

I have another card for you that I made using the new Scrappy Moms Stamp set Simple Sentiments.  This set has so many great sentiments on it, I know I will be using this set a lot. 

I used my Birthday Bash cartridge again.  This candle works great with the "Make A Wish!" sentiment.

The shaped card and mat are also from Birthday Bash.  Don't miss out on the FREE SHIPPING sale going on now at Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The sale ends on Sunday.  Be sure to check out all the awesome projects from the rest of the Design can find links to their blogs on my left side bar.

The Details
Candle - Birthday Bash -3.5"h
Card Base - Birthday Bash - 5.25" h x 4.25
Tag - Winter Frolic - 1.45
Scrappy Moms Stamps - Simple Sentiments

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sneak Peak #2 - Scrappy Moms Stamps

Happy Thanksgiving!  I have another card for you that I made with the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Simple Sentiments.  This is set goes on sale today and they are also offering FREE SHIPPING beginning today through Sunday!

I used my new Birthday Bash cartridge to cut this adorable elephant and the scallop card base and mat.  The circle tag is from Wrap it Up. 

 The Scrappy Moms design team will be featuring Sneak Peaks all week.  You can find links to all their blogs on my left sidebar.  They are amazing...make sure you check out the projects from yesterday!  Click here to head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to place your order and take advantage of the free shipping!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bic Mark It WINNERS!!!

Hi guys!  I bet you all thought I forgot about the giveaway!  I didn't but have just been busy getting things ready for lunch tomorrow.   I used to select 3 number between 1 and 42 and here is what I got.

Here are your random numbers:
11 15 36

Timestamp: 2010-11-25 02:29:19 UTC

The Winners are:

11. Tracy said...
What an awesome oppertunity!!! Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

15. scrappinmomma said...
Love the way your stamps came out. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize.

36. Simply AJ said...
Always looking for new products and hearing feedback before I invest. Bic is a name I know and trust - awesome that they have made such a great product with some many color options. That makes us Scrapers very very happy! Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway! AJ

I will be contacting you guys to get your mailing address and Bic will ship your markers to you after the holiday.  Thanks so much for all your comments and for following my blog!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Scrappy Moms Sneak Peak.

Happy Thanksgiving!

New Scrappy Moms Stamps!

I'm so excited! Scrappy Moms Stamps has released a new stamp set called "Simple Sentiments".

This set was designed to be a companion to the "Everyday Greetings" set and offers some great sentiments for your everday cardmaking.  This set goes on sale tomorrow!  Scrappy Moms Stamps is having a FREE SHIPPING sale Thursday - Sunday.

I decided to use the "So Happy for You!" sentiment for my first card.  When I first received my Wrap it Up cartridge I knew I wanted to cut this beautiful bride and this sentiment just works perfectly.

All of the Scrappy Moms Design Team will be featuring Sneak Peaks of this set all  week.  You can find links to all their blogs in my left sidebar. 

The Details
Bride - Wrap it up 4"
Ribbon - American Crafts
Tag - Winter Frolic - 1.14"

Cricut Cardz Challenge #52

Good morning everybody!  This week the challenge at Cricut Cardz Challenge is to make a Christmas themed project using on words cut with your image.  There are so many great word art cuts right now, I had a hard time deciding what to cut.  I finally decided on this "JOY" cut from Create a Critter.

I love the way it turned out.  This is a quick and simple card to make and would be easy to make in multiples for Christmas.
Design Team 1 has some great inspiration for you this week!  Head on over to CCC to play along with us this week.

The Details
Joy - Create a Critter cut at 2"h
Mat - Lacy Labels 3.85"h
Striped Paper - My Mind's Eye, O' Christmas Tree
Prima Flowers and Baker's Twine

Monday, November 22, 2010

Paper Playtime #26 - Thank You

Hi guys!  This week's challenge at Paper Playtime is Thank You.  I used my new Birthday Bash cartridge to cut my shaped card.  I cut the Thanks from Gypsy Wanderings and this pretty flower is by Prima.

I thought this beautiful Prima flower was a perfect match for this rose pattern paper.  I got this paper at Wal-Mart.  Click here to head over to Paper Playtime to see what inspiration the rest of the Queens have for you and to play along with this week's challenge!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Facebook and a Reminder

Hi everybody!  I hope you guys are all having a great weekend.  We are just relaxing at home gearing up for Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday! I wanted to let ya'll know that I started a Facebook fan page.  If you have a chance I would appreciate it if you could "Like" me.

Also, if you haven't entered my Bic Markit Giveaway, please scroll down and leave on comment.  I will be giving away 3 sets of markers on Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bic Mark It Review and Giveaway!

Hi Guys!  I am so excited to let you guys know that I have been given the opportunity to try out the Bic Mark It permanent markers.  I received a complete set which includes 36 fine and 36 ultra fine.
 They come in a beautiful array of colors and I just love the plastic case.  It folds open to make it so easy to find the color your looking for. 

When I am mailing out a card I like for my handwritten message on the inside to match the design.  These ultra fine markers worked beautifully and wrote very smoothly on the cardstock.  With so many colors, I will always be able to make sure everything matches perfectly!

 I decided to try the markers out on some of the digital images that I have been collecting on blog hops.
  First, I colored this cute little elephant.  I used the fine tip for this and just love how well the ink covered. 
I love the way this turned out.  I'm not an expert at coloring but there is some information on the Bic website about blending with these markers.  I'm definitely going to find out more about that. 

I colored this tulip image next.  I think this turned out so pretty, probably the best coloring I've done.

Bic has been so generous, not only did they send me this set to try out but I get to give away 3 complete sets of these awesome markers to 3 of you guys.  Each set will include 36 fine tip and 36 ultra fine.  Wow!  I'm so excited.

Here is what you need to do....make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I will select a winner on Wednesday, November 24th.  You must be a U.S resident to be elegible to win.

Cricut Circle Blog - Weekly Challenge

Hi everyone!  I made this card for the Cricut Circle Blog's weekly challenge.  They are having a color challenge this week.  Your card had to use the colors Magenta, Apricot, Deep Olive, and Golden Yellow
and it has to be a "Thank You" card. 

I used the Simply Charmed cartridge and my Scrappy Moms stamps.

The Details 
Tulips from pg. 38 (hide countours feature to hide faces) -2-1/2"
Scrappy Moms Stamps - Everyday Greetings
Ribbon - Stash

Monday, November 15, 2010

So Many Mini Albums Blog Hop WINNER and some Details...

Hi everyone! Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my blog for the So Many Mini Albums Blog Hop. I loved reading every single sweet comment.   Thanks so much to all of you who became followers.
I had a request for some of the details on the cuts for the here you go.

Pencil - Simply Charmed 3-1/2"
Scissors - Simply Charmed 3-1/2"
Crayon - Simply Charmed 4-1/2"
Backpack - Doodlecharms 2-1/2"
Bus - Doodlecharms 2"
Apple - Create a Critter 2-3/4"
Earth - Give a Hoot 2-1/2" (I cut off bow)

Now for the winner....I used and the winner is #161

161. karensk said...
Love the album love candy
Karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

Karen, I will be sending you an email so I can mail out your goodies.

Mark your calendars, we have another fun blog hop coming up on December 11th. 

Come and hop along with us, we will have some great give ideas and some more CANDY!

Paper Playtime #25

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I'd like to welcome all of the new followers and say "thank you" for all the sweet comments on the Blog Hop this weekend.  This week the challenge at Paper Playtime is P.S. I Love You.  You can interpret this any way you could use a technique you love, make a card or gift for someone you love, etc.  I decided to use this adorable paper I got recently from  I'm pretty sure this is from last year and I was so excited to see it was still available and on sale!

I used my Gypsy to weld two of these shaped mats together from Lacy Labels and then cut a smaller one for the patterned paper mat.  This frog paper matches the Create A Critter frog perfectly.  I cut him out of the green polka dot pattern paper which was on the reverse of this page.  I cut the heart from Give a Hoot and used my Scrappy Moms stamps Amusing Animals set for the sentiment.  And of course, I had to add a bow from this sheer ribbon....I LOVE this ribbon.

Click here to head on over to Paper Playtime to play along with this week's fun challenge!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

So Many Mini Albums Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the So Many Mini Albums Blog Hop!  Mary at CardzTV is our host and she has twelve super creative ladies lined up to show you some awesome mini albums.  I was so excited to be invited.  Here is a list of all the blogs in order.
 Corri - You Are Here
This is my first mini album and I could not wait to get started.   My twins are 8 already and I am way behind on their photo albums so I wanted to do a school themed mini.  This album will give them a look back at their school days all in one place. I started out with a pack of 6 x 9 manila envelopes from the dollar store.  I trimmed off the flap so that my "pocket" would be 6"h x 6-1/2"w.

I cut 14 pieces of 6"h x 6-1/2"w pattern paper for the Grade School Stack from DCWV.  I glued these sheets to both sides of the trimmed envelope.  I used my Gypsy to cut the tag from page 32 from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  I deselected the aspect ratio link to make the size 6.04 x 7.40.  I used hide contours to hide the existing slot and used the Crop o Dile to punch a hole for my ribbon. This tag fits inside the envelope "pocket" to create a space for additional pictures and journaling. 

I wanted to show you all the pages without pasting a ton of pictures, so I did a slide show.  If anyone is interested in more of the details like the sizes that I cut the embellishments, just let me know.  I used Simply Charmed and Doodlecharms for the cuts.  I also used a few school themed stickers from my stash.

 Wow!  That is the longest post ever!  If you are still here, I have some Blog Candy.  
Please leave a comment and way for me to get a hold of you.  I will use to draw a winner on Monday, November 15. 
Thanks for stopping by, click here to see what Janis has created for you. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

CSN Stores Winner and a Reminder

 Hi everyone!  I used to select a winner for CSN Stores giveaway....
and the winner is #23
23. LiveLaughScrap said...

Thanks, I was introduced to your blog from Momo. I signed up.
I would put it towards storage items. I so need storage!!!!

Yeah, Lori!  I will be sending you an email with your $35 code. 

I also wanted to remind everyone about the blog hop tomorrow...

I've been busy working on my album....this is the first one I've made and I'm so excited to show you guys.  Luckily, I had my  little assistant to run the Gypsy for me....nothing like a 3 year to help speed things along, lol! (disregard the yogurt all over her t-shirt)

Stop by tomorrow to hop along with us...there will be candy along the way and lot of awesome mini albums!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #50 -

Good morning everyone!  The Cricut Cardz Challenge this week is to make a Christmas card using the card feature from any cartridge.  I used Just Because for my card base. I got my new Expression today (yeah!!!) so now I can cut some of the larger items that I couldn't cut with the baby bug. 

The ornament is from Winter Frolic and don't you just LOVE this paper from K and Company.  I think I have a problem....I am addicted to paper.  I recently purchased a ton and still I HAD to buy this pack today at Michael's...but I had a coupon.  The sentiment is from the Winter Wishes set from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  Click HERE to head on over to Cricut Cardz Challenge to play along with us and to see the awesome cards Design Team # 1 has for you this week.

The Details
Card Base - Just Because pg.58 7"h
Mat - Just Because pg. 58 7.25"
Ornament - Winter Frolic 4"
Paper - K and Company, Secret Santa

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cocoa Warms the Heart - Momo's Tuesday Challenge

Hey Guys!  I wanted to share a card I made using the Winter Frolic cartridge and the Scrappy Moms Stamps set Winter Wishes.  I just received a bunch of paper that I ordered from Joann's.  You have to watch their clearance section....I got 12 x 12 paper stacks from DCWV for $5.99 and 4 x 6 mat stacks for $2.99.   They also had a coupon for free shipping so I got 5 12" x 12" stacks and 3 mat stacks and now I 
an in paper heaven.

I am entering this one in Momo's Tuesday challenge.  She wants to see some embossing on your project.

Paper Playtime #24 - You Rock!

****Click HERE for my CSN Stores Giveaway.....ends Friday****

This week's challenge at Paper Playtime is "You Rock".  I decided to use my Rock Princess cartridge.  I've had this one for a while but haven't used it much.  There are so many "rockin'" images on there I had a hard time choosing one but I finally decided on this cute skull with a bow.  So cute.  I love the heart eyes.

The "Girls Rock" is also from Rock Princess.  I picked up this paisley paper at Big Lots a while back. It's Fiskars, Heidi Grace Designs.    I thought it worked perfect with the colors for the image.  The skull is cut at 3"h and the "Girls Rock" is cut at .75 (I think).  Click here to head on over to Paper Playtime to play along with us this week and to see what inspiration the other Queens have for you.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This One's For You....Smiley Cards

****To enter the CSN Stores giveaway click HERE*****

I spent some more time today playing with the new Smiley Cards.  I love this cartridge...there are so many cute cuts on there...and I haven't even started playing with the cards and envelopes yet.  I only wish there was a digital handbook available (maybe one is in the works...fingers crossed).  I just love looking at the images in the handbook before I decide what to cut....I sometimes have hard time "seeing" the image on the Gypsy.

I cut the mug at 3-1/2" and added some MS glitter.  This card is super simple but I think it turned out cute.  That's one thing about the images on this cart., they all go together really quick and are easy to layer.   The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Stamps set  For the Boys.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hooray, a Giveaway!!!

Hi Everyone! Today I have a giveaway for you!  Hooray!

Smiley Cards, Emoticon cut at 2-1/2" and Hooray at 1/2"

 CSN Stores has generously offered to give one on my readers a $35 gift code to use
on any of their 200+ sites.
Whether you need some adhesives, some great organizational items or a new end table,
CSN Stores has something for you.  I spent some time browsing around their site this weekend and found some great ideas for Christmas gifts. 

How to Enter:

Sign up to be a follower of my blog (if you aren't already)
Head on over to CSN and leave me a comment telling me what you might use the $35 prize
on if you are the winner.

You must be a resident of the US or Canada in order to win!

I will use to choose a winner on Friday, November 12th.