Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cupcake Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Cupcake Blog Hop!  I'm so excited to be part of this hop....all the projects you see today will be cupcake related.  If you arrived here from Sharon's blog, then you are on the right track.  If you just stopped by for a visit, click here to start at the beginning.

I have two projects to show you today.


For my card, I used a standard A2 card base.  The cupcake is from Once Upon a Princess and is cut at 3.5".  There is a face on this cupcake in the handbook, but I left it off.  I added some adhesive pearls for "sprinkles" and a tulle bow.  The paper is from the Sweet Stack from DCWV.

For my little treat/gift bag.  I used a pre-made gift bag from Dollar Tree.  These come in a pack of 12 for a $1.  I added some brown cardstock and pattern paper to match my card.  I cut the same cupcake at 3"h.  The tag is also from Once Upon a Princess and the sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Stamps - Sweet Somethings set.  This is a pretty simple project but I think it turned out really cute.  These little bags would be great for a small gift like earrings or would be perfect goodie bags.
Now....it wouldn't be a hop without some BLOG CANDY!!!!.  I am giving away the set of Scrappy Moms stamps I used for my project.
For a chance to win, become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by....your next stop is Theresa....you are going to LOVE her project!




Friday, February 25, 2011

Fun in the Sun Banner and Some Annoucements

Hi everyone!  Sorry I have been MIA this week.  My grandmother passed away last Friday and I just haven't been crafting much this week.  I did want to share a fun project I made yesterday, I going to enter this in the Cricut Circle Blog Monthly Challenge.



I used Birthday Bash for the ovals, Country Life for the font, and Simply charmed for the sun, pail and beach ball.  I think it turned out really cute!

I also wanted to let you guys know that I will be in a fun hop this weekend that is all about cupcakes.  You will find some awesome projects along the way and some blog candy!


Finally, I wanted to remind everyone about my CSN Stores Giveaway.  Click here to comment for a chance to win a $35 gift code.  CSN Stores has over 200 sites where you can find just about anything.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps - Terrific Tuesday Challenge

It's time for a Scrappy Moms Tuesday Challenge.  This week we get to use Create a Critter!  Woo Hoo!  I know many of you guys love this cartridge as much as I do so I know we are going to see a ton of awesome cards this week.   I decided on the little hedgehog...I think this little critter is adorable!

I cut the hedgehog at 2.25" and the pattern paper is from K and Company.  I used the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Furry Friends for the sentiment.  We can't wait to see what you come up with...click here to link up your project.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Winners x 3!!!!



Hey guys!  Sorry I'm late....things have been crazy for me lately.  I have winners from my last 3 blog hops.

For the Flaunit it Friday's - Paper Doll Dressup Hop the winners is...
61. Karelj said...
What a fun notebook! Your banner is great--I feel lucky just looking at it! I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot. com

For the My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop the winner is...
17. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...
Beautifully done, Corri -- as usual!
You know I ♥ your blog, and now the whole World(wide web) does too! I picked you to receive the "Stylish Blogger Award". Go over to my blog @ www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com to claim your award and pay it forward! Enjoy ♥
Ellen (a.k.a. CardMonkey)

For the Sweethearts Blog Hop the winner is...
23. JustYolie said...



So cute! Thanks for the chance to win, I'm now a follower.

I will either leave comments on your blogs or email you for your addresses.  I appreciate everyone's sweet comments and for becoming followers.  I'm participating in a lot of fun hops coming up so there is be more chances to win!

Furry Friends Sneak Peak - Love Ewe

Hi everyone!  Today I have another cute card I made with the new Scrappy Moms Stamps set - Furry Friends.  This is the cutest set and works great with all your animal cuts.

I used Sugar and Spice to cut this cute little lamb and the shaped mats are from Lacy Labels.  This pretty pattern paper is from K and Company Carolyn Gavin.  Head on over to Scrappy Moms to get you Furry Friends set....you'll love it!

 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays #12 - Forever Young

Good Morning!  This week our challenge at Flaunt it Fridays is to create a project with the
FORVER YOUNG cartridge and the cut choice this week is Model 1, Emblem (Silhouette feature) on Page 24.  I don't have Forever Young so I used Gypsy Wandering for my silhouette.

I used Lacy Labels for my tag and Wrap it Up for the bag.  The stamps is from Scrappy Moms.  The pattern paper is the DCWV - All Dressed Up stack.  We can't wait to see how you flaunt this cut....click here to see all the aweome inspiration from the design team and to link up your project!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Furry Friends - Keep your Fin Up

Hi everyone!  I'm back with another card I made with the new Scrappy Moms set - Furry Friends.  These stamps are just awesome!

I used my Gypsy to weld two shadow layers of the fish bowl from Create a Critter.  I used my Cuttlebug to ads some textures to all the layers.

I added some of the new twine from Scrappy Moms to finish off my cute card.  The design team has some great inspiration for you using this new set. You can find links to their blogs on my side bar. 
These stamps are available for order now, head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps  to get yours!

Cricut Cardz # 62 - Cup of Cheer


Hi everyone!  It is time for this week's Cricut Cardz Challenge.  This week our challenge it to create a card with a cup image on it.
I used Birthday Bash for my card base and circle layers.  The cup is from Winter Frolic...I cut it at 4"h but left off the steam that comes with the cut.  All the paper on this card (except for the white) is from the SEI Oasis stack.  I recently found this at Michael's on clearance and was going to give it as blog candy but it is so beautiful I had to keep it for myself!  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  Click here to head over to Cricut Cardz Challenge to see all the awesome design team project and to link up you projects.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Scrappy Moms Stamps Set - Furry Friends!

Click here for CSN Stores Giveaway!~~~~~~~~Click HERE for the Sweethearts Blog Hop!


Scrappy Moms Stamps has a new stamp set!!!! It is called Furry Friends and these sentiment will go perfectly with all your Cricut animal cuts. 

I welded two label shapes from Lacy Labels for my card base and cut a third for the background behind my cute little Create a Critter cow.  The cow is cut at 2"h.   I know I'm going to be using these set a lot....there are some many cute sentiments!  Head on over to Scrappy Moms Stamps to place your order for these adorable stamps.  Also, be sure to check out the rest of the design team...we will be posting sneak peeks all week.  You can find links to their blogs on my side bar.


Monday, February 14, 2011

CSN Stores Giveaway!

Click here for the Sweethearts Blog Hop

I was so excited when CSN Stores contacted me last week about doing another giveaway!  Some of you may be familiar with their over 200 websites.  They have an amazing variety of products.  I have been working in my craft loft...trying to get my ever growing stash of craft supplies organized.  I am currently working on two make shift desks....one used to be my kiddos craft table and one is an old counter top on some filing cabinets.  CSN Stores has some amazing computer desks for home that would be perfect for my craft area!   I would love to re-decorate and have everything so that I could find it easily!

For a chance to win a $35 gift code  to CSN Stores make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post with a way to get in touch with you.  Follow me on Facebook and leave a second comment for another chance to win.   Finally, if you help me spread the word  about this giveway by blogging, posting on Facebook, or Tweeting leave a third comment. I will draw a winner for this giveaway on March 1, 2011.  This drawing is open to US and Canada only.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Heart Valentine's Day Blog

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

Happy Valentine's Day! Welcome to the Sweet Heart Valentine's Day Blog!  I am so excited to be part of this hop!  If you arrived from Liset's blog then you are in the right spot!  If you just stopped by for a visit, click here to start at the beginning.

For my project, I used my new Wild Card cartridge to cut my base....love this doily card!
I cut this adorable little cupid from the Sweethearts cartridge and the sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Stamps - Love Notes set.  I add a pink bow to complete my card....isn't it cute.  I would love to get a card like this from my sweetie!

I have some BLOG CANDY!!! Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a Stampin Up Honey Bear stamp set.  They aren't brand new but are in excellent condition.

Your next stop is Meighan....you are going to LOVE her project.  Thanks for stopping by!



Paper Playtime #38 - Animal Print

Hi everyone!  I hope you guys all had a woderful weekend.  This week's our challenge is to make a project using animal print.  I have been looking forward to this one because I have some really cool animal print paper.  I made a card and matching gift card holder.

For my card, I cut the labels from Lacy Labels and the flower from Paisley.  I cut 3 layers and layered them together with pop dots and and added a metal charm in the center.  The gift card is a purse from Paisely.  I welded the base and the top layter to create the fold and added a velcro dot closure.  The seniment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  This project went together really quickly but turned out so cute!  We can't wait to see you animal print projects....click here to link up at Paper Playtime!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop

For the Flaunt it Friday Hop Click Here

Welcome to Kinderstampo's "My Vintage Valentine" Blog Hop.  I'm so excited to be part of this hop.  There are 24 super talented designers on this hop and you are sure to see some amazing inspiration and find some BLOG CANDY along the way!
If you arrived from Meighan's blog then you are in the right spot.  If you just stopped by for a visit, click here to start at the beginning!

This hop is all about vintage so I had to think outside my usual box.  I  headed out to Michael's to find some vintage inspiration.  I picked a beautiful piece of paper from Creative Imaginations and some Tim Holtz locks and keys.

 For my card base, I welded two scallop rectangle from Sugar and Spice at 5.5"w.  I cut my hearts from Sweethearts out of ivory cardstock and then used Tim Holtz distress inks to achieve this color.  I used a combination of fired brick, frayed burlap and antique linen.  I added a piece of lace out of my MIL's stash and the lock and key.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Stamps - Love Notes set.  I stamped it in brown and then heat embossed with clear poweder and then added the distress inks on top.
I think it turned out so pretty....a little different for mel but so much fun to make.

Now....I have a little BLOG CANDY!!!!
Please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win

8 x 8 Stack from DCWV

Your next stop is Christine......I know you are going to LOVE her project!

 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flaunt It Fridays - Paper Doll Dress Up Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Flaunt It Friday's- Paper Doll Dressup Blog Hop.   If you arrived here from Theresa's blog then you are on the right track!  If you just stopped by for a visit click here to start from the beginning.  We are flaunting
Raggedy Ann and / or Raggedy Andy cut on page 36 and 37. 
I decided to do a Valentine's Day theme for my project.  I altered a composition notebook.  I stocked up on these during the back to school sales when they were only .25. 
I cut the paper dolls at 3.75 inches. The heart and striped paper are K and Company - Ka-Zoo and the polka dot paper is from DCWV - All Dressed Up.   I used my new PK Princess faces for the little girl and the little boy's face is from my PK Critter Faces.

For my second project, we were asked to use any cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  I decided to make a banner.  I used the shamrock from page 40. I love making these...they go together quickly and are so pretty!

I cut the panels from Lacy Labels....the kraft layer is cut at 5.15" and the pattern paper layer is cut at 4.75".  The letters are from Country Life at 3.80" and the shamrocks are cut at 3.45".
Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win a set of Wide Eyed Kids Assortment Stamp set Sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps!

I also have a little BLOG CANDY!  Just become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a 5 x 7 "Family" Mat Pad from Me & My Big Ideas.

Your next stop is Christina.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winners!

Hi everyone!  I used Random.org to select winner from the two blog hops.  The winner from Nicole and Meighen's Bday/ Bloggerversary Bash is......

24. FitterTwit said...
soooooo cute!!! I'm suddenly craving fruit stripes gum! LOL!

And the winner from the "You Say It's Your Birthday" Blog Hop is....

77. Marianne said...
very nice card! I love seeing all of these ideas!

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments!  I really appreicate them.  Several people have left me a blog award....I'll be posting the 8 things about myself in the next few days.  Thank you!











Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps - Terrific Tuesdays

Hi everyone! This is our 3rd Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesdays Challenge.  We are so excited to see so many of you playing along with us.  This week we are using Simply Charmed cartridge.  I have had this one for a while but haven't used it very much.  All the images are so cute!

I cut the little chick/egg at 3"h and used my PK Critter Faces for his little face.
The egg paper is from K and Company and the green glitter paper is from My Mind's Eye.

We can't wait to see what you come up with this week so head on over to Scrappy Moms's Stamps to link up your project.

Monday, February 7, 2011

You Say It's Your Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning!  Welcome to the "You Say It's Your Birthday" Blog Hop.  I'm so excited to be a part of this hop!    Erika from Cricut Love is hosting this hop to celebrate her daughter's birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ASHLEY!!!!
If you arrived here from Jess'  blog then you are in the right spot.  If you just stopped in for a visit, then click here to start at the beginning.

Erika asked us to make a project based on a Beatles song....I searched through ITunes and found out that the Beatles have a song called "Rocky Raccoon" so that is the inspiration for my card.

 I cut my card base at 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".  This adorable little raccoon is from Create a Critter, I cut it at 3"h.  I am in love with this cute label shape from Twinkle Toes.  I used pattern papers from the DCWV All Dressed Up stack.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.


We have some amazing sponsors on this hop so be sure to leave a comment on each blog  for a chance to win the following:
Peachy keen stamps Wide eyed kids face assortment

Cricutmachine.com Simply charmed cartridge

Kich n Bleus February release

40:31 creations Love stamp set

I will also be giving away an assortment of 6" x 6" cardstock sheets from SEI.  I am going to share a little of my stash with one lucky winner.  Please become a follower and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.   I will draw a winner on Wednesday using Random.org.

Your next stop is Jennifer....thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Nicole and Meighen's Bday/ Bloggerversary Bash

Hi everyone! 
Welcome to Nicole and Meighen's Bday/ Bloggerversary Bash Blog Hop!

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If you arrived here from Jessica's blog, then you are in the right spot!  If you just stopped by for a visit, click here to start at the beginning.  I am so excited to be included in this hop.  All of the designers are super talented so you are sure to be inspired and there will even be some BLOG CANDY along the way!  Nicole and Meighen asked us to make holiday inspired birthday project.  My twins were born on May 5 so I chose Cinco de Mayo as my holiday.  I have two projects to share with you today.

I was inspired by Jingle to alter a brown paper bag. We always have a piñata at our birthday parties and this donkey from the Birthday Bash cartridge looks just like one.

These colorful papers are from Martha Stewart.  I trimmed the bag down to 9" tall and used my MS doiley lace punch on the top edge. I cut the blue paper at 5-1/2"h x 4-1/2"w and the striped paper at 2"h x 4-1/2".  I  used my ATG gun to ahere the striped layer behind the blue layer leaving 1-1/2" showing. I cut the donkey at 3.75" and added some felt ric rac from my stash.  These would be a great way for the kids to take home the goodies they get from the piñata.

For my second project, I used the Birthday Bash to make a quick banner.  The pre-designed banners on this cart go together really fast.  I cut the banner at 5.09" and the letters at 3.75".  I had a hard time getting pictures of my banner....it looks better in person!

The donkey and monkey are both cut at 3.75
Now for some Blog Candy!!!! 



I will draw a winner on Monday evening.  All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. 

Your next stop is Lisa....you are going to LOVE her project!