Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's GIVEAWAY time!

So as promised I have a great giveaway and wouldn't you know I am posting it on the day I got 20,000 hits as well :) Yayyy I was so excited to see that, thanks to all of you that visit me daily. So for this giveaway I have 2, the first one is a 60 gift certificate to 1 of my lucky readers. I have been really wanting a new dinning room table for quite some time now, wouldn't this be the perfect ONE...?It would fit my whole family and we could even have 1 extra guest! :) Anyway if you have been looking to do some home improvements then this would be a great way to start and if you just want something fun check out the fabulous aprons they have like this one here... or click this link to visit their entire store!The 2nd giveaway is some scrappy goodness to another fan of my blog, this includes some Stickles, 3 different things from Making Memories, some big ric rac ribbon, a fish and a dove punch, some things from Die Cuts With A View and a Heidi Swapp frame kit. OK here are the details.... you have 1 week to enter, ending on July 1st at midnight :)
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Robot 50 page 77 in the handbook and a video!

I made this robot for my son, I was trying to see how big I could get it so it ended up at 11-1/2 with the fit to page feature on, thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 18, 2010

More Fish Bowl cards... Fishing you a great day

My cool new stamps from "Scrappy Moms Stamps" came Wednesday night. I was in the process of finishing up some more of these fun fish bowl cards (read more about the "how to" HERE) and I had actually been hoping they would come so I could use them on these. I love how they turned out and there are lots of other fun sayings to go along with any critter cuts you might have, if you get a minute you should check them out.. or check out this post here! I also used a basic Happy Birthday stamp from CTMH.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Birthday... Dino-mite!

These were fun to make, I really wanted to use the My Pink Stamper stamps I got so I made 6 of these. The dinosaur and the volcano are both cut at 2-1/2 inches I inked the edges of the orange part on the top.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I did it... or I should say ALL of YOU did it!

I hit 100 followers today... be on the lookout for a fun blog candy coming up :) THANKS to everyone, it means a lot to me that you enjoy what I do as much as I do :)

Fish Bowl card- Happy Birthday

Made this fun card up yesterday, hopefully I get it in on time for Canadian Nickel Scrap'n. You had to incorporate a summer theme and this is what I feel like every summer... a fish. We do a lot of swimming here! The fish bowl is 5-1/2 x 4-25 I welded the shadow together 1st with my Gypsy then cut everything else to fit inside. The fish is cut at 1-1/4, stamp is from CTMH. I used my Cuttlebug on the water and the sand and then used my platinum colored ink pad to go over the water to make it shimmer. I also used some brown chalk to go over the sand, a light blue around the edge of the bowl and green around the fish.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fun Fold Card using Mini Monograms

I found this idea at Inking Idaho's blog back in January and really loved the idea of it so I printed it off and put it in my "To Do" pile... well I was going through papers the other day and found it so I decided to give it a try...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dad, you're T-rrific!

This was a special request card. A friend came over the other day to look through my cards and asked if I had any Fathers Day ones, since I didn't I asked what her husband liked to do and she said GOLF! I got straight to work and this is what I came up with... I used my Gypsy to weld the golf ball and the T together from Everyday Paperdolls, I don't know exact sizes on this I was just going for a standard A2 envelope size so It is approximately 5-1/2 but its NOT 4-1/4, it wouldn't stay in proportion. I also used a cuttlebug folder and de-bossed it so the indention's went down, then I added some Provocraft stickers to spell out the saying and was finished. I am entering this is the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for this week.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

What do ya think?

can you believe I finally re-did my background? I have had that sunflower for a really long time and I did love the simple-ness of it but decided to change things up a bit. I hope you enjoy it and feel welcome when you stop by my blog :) I always love to read your comments and know that people people have been here, THANKS!

Friday, June 11, 2010

New and improved Cricut!

So, I had really been wanting to do this for a long time now and 2 days ago I finally took the time and got some vinyl on my Cricut, to personalize it and make it mine! I chose the Home Decor cartridge and used my Gypsy to weld the flourish and 2 branch images together, I really love how it turned out and now I want to vinyl some other stuff :) the butterflies are 1.75, 1.5 and 1.25 I also used the flip feature on the middle one :) thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time-Stretch Your Imagination

Well here we go another throwback Thursday with Emma over at My Creative Time. This weeks challenge was to use SYI cartridge and the colors blue/brown/red. I went with the flower card found on page 65. I layed everything out on my Gypsy and then using the hide contour button I hid the areas I didn't need cut. Then I put the paper in the corresponding area and cut it all out. I also used the layers button and I should point out that I cut the card at 5 inches but when using layers for the flower you have to down size, if I would have cut the layers at 5 inches like the card they would have been WAY TOO BIG! I also used the scallop boarder from page 81 and then using my 1/16 hole punch I went around the edge. I used my Cuttlebug and the swirls folder for the flower, a Making Memories yellow glitter brad, some silver 22 gauge wire for the curtain rod, and the trusty old technique of accordion folding for the curtain! Hope you like! :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

20,000 hits or 100 followers.......

which will come first? When I do hit either one of those I am hoping to have a giveaway! Thanks for supporting me and my crafting adventures :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Cricut Carts PREVIEW!!!! L@@K

So if you haven't heard yet, this Thursday is going to be a special Hello Thursday from Provocraft. They will releasing 24 new cartridges exclusive to Wal-Mart (that's the buzzz anyway) if you want a looky-loo on what is on them then pop on over to FLAIR AND FRILLS and check it out, she has more pictures :) found another site HERE and also I guess these are retailing for 39.00 but they aren't full cartridges :( Here is a VIDEO!

Here are a few of the ones on my list ALREADY...

Cherry Limeade
Hoot 'n' Holler
Live Simply

Here are the names of all 25

1. B is For Boy
2. Baby ?? (not sure)
3. Billionaire
4. Block Party
5. Bloom
6. Botanicals
7. Carousel
8. Celebrate With Flourish
9. Cherry Limeade
10. Chore Chart
11. Cupcake Wrappers
12. Dude!
13. Feeling Groovy
14. Handy Man
15. Hoot ‘n’ Holler
16. Lacy Labels
17. Live Simply
18. Lovely Floral
19. Meow
20. Savory
21. Slumber Party
22. Splish Splash
23. Sugar & Spice
24. Varsity Letters
25. Wildlife

Monday, June 7, 2010

How's Everything On Your End?

I finally got these put together the other day, I have had the horse and saying stamped for about 5 months (from Clear Dollar Stamps) and just never was able to get them done! I really think they turned out pretty cute and that stripped paper from DCWV All Boy Stack went perfectly with the cowboy theme. I colored in the image with my water brush and stamp pads. Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time- Animal Kingdom

Hi everyone, this is for the Throwback Thursday challenge hosted by My Creative Time. My toad was cut at 3 and 3-1/2 on Making Memories double dipped paper called Willow then I chalked around the edge with green for some depth, white gel pen from Signo, wiggly eyes, sun is from Life is a Beach cut at 1-3/4, EK Success punch called scallops and diamonds, Punny-licious stamp set from My Pink Stamper. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Chirper Challenge DT Call

Hi Everyone, if you are looking to have some fun then look no further, the Chirper Challenge has just posted a DT call and you could be one of the next designers. We are only doing challenges about once a month so if you love your Cricut and can fit at least 1 challenge in then hurry on over to the Chirper Challenge blog to find out how... or just read below!

The following is from Dany...

Everyone can participate provided you possess a CRICUT.
The aim is to discover the many possibilities of this great machine.

You have the whole month of June to send me your cards, layouts, 3D projects and the list of cartridges that you own.
No specific theme, only 4 projects are you most proud of.

RV 1 July for the verdict, 4 of you will have the honor to be part of the Chirp Challenge team.

send your entries to: