Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Thank You Card Blog Hop!


Good Morning and welcome to the New Year's Thank You Card Blog Hop! If you came from Martha's blog, then you are in the right spot.
If you just stopped in to visit my blog and would like to start at the beginning click here to head on over to Crafty Card Gallery.

This blog hop is intended to help you get ideas for  Thank You Cards.  It seems like I always need Thank You cards and I'm sure we all have a few to send right after the holiday season. There will be opportunities to win some blog candy or get ideas to help you with your New Year’s Resolutions!  So sit back, and enjoy the hop!

I have two cards to show you today!


I welded two scallopped rectagles from Sugar and Spice to create my card base.  The banner and font are from Birhday Bash.  The banner is cut at .85" and the font and .40".  I was so impressed with how well this font cut at such a small size.....I think it helps that the letters are pretty bold.  The little bird is from Create a Critter and is cut at 1.8"h.  I finished my card of with a Prima flower and some chip board hearts from my Stash. 

My second card is also made using Birthday Bash....I'm really starting to love this cartridge.


I cut this happy little elephant at 3" and used my Scrappy Moms Stamps Amusing Aminals set for the sentiment.  I cut the shape at the sentiment is stamped on from Lacy Labels and adhere it behind my polka dot mat so only the edge is showing.  It is embossed with the Swiss Dot folder.
To say "Thank You" for visiting my blog today, I  have a little Blog Candy!!!
I have a Cricut Cake Apron, like the one shown below. (Adult version)  I will ship this out with a few other surprise goodies!


Please leave a comment on this post (US shipping addresses only, please).  You don't have to become a follower but I would LOVE it if you did!

Your next stop is Robyn....click HERE to hop on over!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Top 10 Cards Blog Hop

I found out about this cool blog hop from Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrapp'n.  So I've been browsing through my blog photos trying to pick my top 10.   I had a hard time narrowing it down to 10 so I picked 12.
Here they are...

I love this card....Cuttlebug Challenge.

This was the card we gave my hubby for Father's Day....it made the Cards Blog Gallery.

This was my first Cricut Cardz Challenge DT card.

Using my Scrappy Moms Stamps....right after I joined the DT.

Cricut Cardz Challenge DT card....

I made this one for Momo's Tuesday Challenge

One of the cards I made for Scrappy Moms sneak peek week....I love my SMS.


Another SMS sneak peek...

Cricut Cardz Challenge DT


Cricut Cardz Challenge.

Click here to head over to the blog hop to see everyone's favorite cards and to link up your favorites.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Paper Playtime #31 - New Year's

Good Morning!  I hope eveyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We did but we are a little worn out from being on the go all weekend.  This week the challenge at Paper Playtime is to make a New Year's project.  I used my Simply Charmed cartridge to cut this cute champagne bottle and glass.  I used my Gypsy to hide their faces. 


This pattern background paper is from Cloud 9.  I cut the bottle at 4" and the glass at 3".  Click here to head on over to Paper Playtime to play along with this week's challenge and to see the awesome inspiration from the rest of the Queens.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scrappy Moms Sneak Peek #3



Hi everyone!  I'm back again with another sneak peek of the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Designer's Choice. This time I used my Give A Hoot cartridge to cut this cute huggable little bear.  I used my PK Critter faces to stamps his face.

All the sentiments on this set were submitted by the design team and Scrappy Moms is giving everyone the chance to win free a free stamp set! We thought it would be fun to have a little contest for all of our WONDERFUL followers! We are challenging you to guess which Design Team member submitted which sentiment...think you can do it? Email your guesses to us a scrappymom.stamps@gmail.com. Each of the members below have at least one sentiment.
Bonnie
Corri
Cristina
Joanna
Laura
Lauren
Lezlye
Liz
Nicole
Meriah
Momo
Sarah
Trish

Whoever guesses the most correct will win a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. In the case of a tie, we will use Random.org to choose the winner. Entries are due by midnight on Dec 23rd, good luck!




Monday, December 20, 2010

Scrappy Moms- Designer's Choice Sneak Peak #2

This is my 2nd post today....scroll down for Paper Playtime/Kathy's Blog Hop winner.
Hi everyone!  I'm back with my second card from the new Scrappy Moms Stamps - Designer's Choice.   I love this new set...so many cute sentiments!  All the members of the DT submitted their favorite sentiments and Melanie and Tammy created these awesome stamps.
Don't forget, Scrappy Moms Stamps is having a contest - the winner will recieve a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. Email us at scrappymoms.stamps@gmail.com with your guess of which sentiment belongs to who by midnight Dec 23, 2010. Whoever has the most correct will win; if there is a tie we will use Random.org to chose a winner! Here is a list of the Design Team Members - everyone below has at least one sentiment to their name.  
Bonnie
Cristina
Corri
Joanna
Laura
Lauren
Lezlye
Liz
Nicole
Meriah
Momo
Sarah
Trish

Good luck matching these up to the designers....I can only guess a couple!  Okay, so here is my card.
I used Birthday Bash for my card base, B is for Boy for the airplane and Zooballoo for the cloud shapes.  The Design Team is making projects with this set all week, you can find links to their blogs on my left side bar.  Click here to head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to order some of these adorable stamps.


Kathy's Blog Hop Winnter & Paper Playtime - Christmas Challenge

Thanks to everyone for leaving so many nice comments for Kathy's Birthday Blog Hop....I love reading all the comments.  I usded Random.org to select a winner.....and the winner is #43.....
43. The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...
Cute bird :) THanks for sharing in the hop!!
cporter519 @ yahoo dot com

Congratulations, you've won your the Scrappy Moms stamp set of your choice.  I will be sending you an email shortly.

This wees the our challenge at Paper Playtime is to make anything Christmas.  I am still working on gettin my gift wrapping finished up so I decided on some gift tags.  These were quick and easy to make but really look pretty on the package. 

I cut the tag from Winter Frolic at 3" and inked the edges.  The Poinsetta is from Making Memories.  I found these earlier in the year on clearance at Michael's and then found some more at Big Lots.  They were only .50 a package so I had several packages of them.  Stamps is from Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes set.

Head on over to Paper Playtime to play along with this week's challenge and to see the awesome inspiration
the rest of the Queens have for you.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hooray! New Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Good Morning!  Today we begin Sneak Peaks for a new Scrappy Moms Stamps set. The set is called "Designer's Choice".  All of the design team members submitted some of their favorite sentiments and Melanie and Tammy created this adorable stamp set.

We are having a "Guess that Designer" contest - the winner will recieve a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. Email us at scrappymoms.stamps@gmail.com with your guess of which sentiment belongs to who by midnight Dec 23, 2010. Whoever has the most correct will win; if there is a tie we will use Random.org to chose a winner! Here is a list of the Design Team Members - everyone below has at least one sentiment to their name.
Bonnie
Cristina
Corri
Joanna
Laura
Lauren
Lezlye
Liz
Nicole
Meriah
Momo
Sarah
Trish

I know this is going to be hard to believe, but I made a card without the Cricut!  I used this beautiful Prima flower and some ribbon for a stem. 

This was a super simple card to make but I think it turned out really pretty.  The polka dot paper is from the  My Mind's Eye - Wonderful Winter pack. Make sure to visit the rest of the Design Team to check out all the amazing projects they make using this great set.  You can find links to their blogs on my left side bar.
 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kathy's SUPER SECRET SURPRISE Birthday Card HOP

Happy Birthday Kathy!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to  Kathy's SUPER SECRET SURPRISE Birthday Card HOP!  I was so excited to be invited to participate in this hop.  If you arrived here from Paula's blog then you are on the right track.  If you happened upon my blog, you can start from the beginning by clicking here to head on over to Peachy Keen Stamps.  Angelica is giving away 10 of Kathy's favorite Crafting items...10 random comments will be selected from the comments left on all the participants blogs.  Here is the complete list of blogs in case you get lost.

Angelica & Adrianne - http://www.handmadebyangelica.com/
Corri - http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/ ( That's Me)

For my birthday card I used Birthday Bash to cut this adorable balloon toting birdie.  I'm loving this cartridge...a must have if you make a lot of birthday projects.  I used my Peachy Keen Critter Faces to stamp the bird's face. I have had my PK stamps for a while now and just haven't used them enough. I'm definitely going to be using them a lot more....I love the way this bird turned out!



Since this is a surprise Blog Hop, I will be giving away a small surprise blog candy. Please leave a comment on this post and I will select a winner on Sunday evening.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today...I'm your last stop but be sure to check the PKS blog on Sunday to see if your a winner.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winner and Some Details....



Hi guys!  Sorry I'm late with this post.  I used Random.org to select a winner from the "Ideas for Stocking Stuffers" blog hop.  The winner is....

30. Cheryl Gaffney said...
That is a wonderful birthday reminder book. I think it would make a wonderful gift too... especially for those forgetful family members. :)

Congrats, Cheryl!  I'll be sending you an email shortly.  A few people were interested in the sizes of the cuts I used on my birthday book.  Here they are....

Candle - Birthday Bash 4"
Presents - Birthday Bash 4"
Balloons - Birthday Bash 4"
Gift Bag - Birthday Bash 3.5"
Crown - Birthday Bash 3.5"
Hat - Straight from the Nest - 3.5"
Cupcake - Create a Critter 2.75" (used my Gypsy to hide the face, embossed with D'vine Swirls folder)
Flowers - Create a Critter 2.75, 2.25, 1.5
Icecream - Doodlecharms 3"
Cake Slice - From my Kitchen 3"

Thanks again to everyone who left such nice comments on the Blog Hop.....I appreciate every single comment!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Paper Playtime # 29 - Snowman Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope you guys all had a nice weekend. Thanks so much to all of you who hopped with us this weekend. I will post a winner for my blog candy tomorrow. The Paper Playtime Challenge this week is to use a snowman on your project. I am giving out several gift cards this year for Christmas so I decided to do a gift card holder.



This pretty snowman paper is from My Mind's Eye.  I cut the snowman on the front from Doodlecharms.
Head on over to Paper Playtime to see what awesome inspiration the rest of the Queens have for you this week.

The Details
Cut cardstock 4" x 7-1/8"
Score at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2
Pattern paper panel cut at 2-5/8" x 3-7/8" $ 1-1/2" x 3-7/8"
Snowman - Doodlecharms - 2"h
Stamps - Scrappy Moms Stamps "Winter Wishes" and "Simple Sentiments"

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stocking Stuffers Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  Welcome to the "Ideas for Stocking Stuffers"  Blog Hop! 
If you arrived here from Michelle's blog then your on the right track.  If you happened on my blog and would like to start from the beginning click here.  You won't want to miss any of these talented ladies....they all have some wonderful ideas to share with you.

For my project, I decided to do a "Birthday Book".  This mini album has a place to keep track of all your friends and family members birthdays and a place to store a few cards.  We have a large family and lot of birthdays to keep track of.  I thought this would be a great way to keep everything in one place.

I used the tabs feature on the From my Kitchen cartridge to cut the pages.  I like the top note look on the tabs.  I de-selected the aspect ratio link on my Gypsy to make these 7" x 7".  I cut them out of kraft cardstock first and them glued my pattern paper to either side.  I went a little over board with this....if you wanted to make this project a little faster, you could just cut rectangle pages and do everything on your paper trimmer.  For the calendar portion,  I just printed that out from Microsoft Excel and them trimmed and matted each one.

I then cut a variety of birthday themed Cricut cuts to decorate each page.  All the pattern papers are from the DCWV Summer's Dream pack.  This made it really easy to coordinate everything.    If you are interested in the details of any (or all) of these cuts...let me know and I will post them in a follow up.  I don't want this post to go on forever!





Now, what everyone has been waiting for......BLOG CANDY!!!!  Melanie and Tammy from Scrappy Moms Stamps are sponsoring my giveaway today.  The winner will get their choice of one Scrappy Moms Stamps set.  Please leave a comment on this post with a way to get in touch with you.  You don't have to become a follower but I would love it if you did!  US mailing addresses only.

Click HERE to hop on over to Lisa's blog....thanks for stopping by!

10. Corri - http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/  (You are Here)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #54

Hi everyone!  This week's challenge  at Cricut Cardz Challenge is to make a CIRCLE shaped Christmas card without RED or GREEN.  I used Birthday Bash for my card base....this cartridge has some great shaped cards on it!.  My gingerbread house is from Wrap It Up.  My used DCWV glitter paper to add some sparkle.
The sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Stamps set Winter Wishes and of course, I had to had my favorite sheer ribbon.  I love the way it turned out! The rest of Design Teams 1 has some amazing inspiration for you so head on over to CCC to play along.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Paper Playtime #28 - Snowflakes



Good Morning!  We are finally getting some cold weather here and it's starting to feel more like Christmas.
This week the challenge at Paper Playtime is to create a project using SNOWFLAKES.  My first project is a card I made using Birthday Bash for the card base and Christmas for the snowflake.


The paper is from K and Company and the stamps is from the Scrappy Moms Stamps set Winter Wishes.
My second project is some adorable boxes cut from the Wrap it Up cartridge.  Melanie over at Everyday Cricut featured this box a couple days ago and I decided to try it out.   I sometimes get stuck on making cards all the time and forget about the other cool features on some these cartridges.


The Paper Queens have some amazing inspiration for you this week, so hop on over to Paper Playtime to play along with this week's challenge.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Blog Hop December 11th

You are invited to join us for Christmas Blog Hop Fun on December 11th! The Paper Playtime Queens (a.k.a. Design Team) will have some wonderful ideas for great gifts for that someone you want to do
"a little something for."

Here is the list of awesome crafters you'll be hopping over to visit on Dec. 11th:

There will be Blog Candy!!!! In fact Janis if  offering some extra chances to win if you help us spread the word about the hop!  Click here to check out her instructions on how to get two extra chances to win.