Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Acrylic Post It Note Holders

After seeing this on Made By Momo I knew I had to make some :) I went to Wal-Mart and bought the post its and the acrylic frames (3x5) came home, went through my scrap pile and pulled out anything that would work. Needless to say I didn't cut any new sheets of paper and made about 10 of these cuties. I purchased a big thing of pens at Sam's Club and although they aren't the RSVP pens they still worked great, I just didn't have as big of a spot for the matching paper.

This is what they looked like when they were all done. I put them in a little cellophane bag and added a tag with To: and From: on it

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut #38- RIBBON! and a winner ;)

Welcome back to another fun filled Monday with the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog :) This week's challenge was to create a card or layout (anything really) with ribbon on it. I made up these quick cards for a gift so I thought this would be perfect. I used Die Cuts With a View cardstock from the glitter stack and added some matching solid cardstock in a pretty light pink and then an orange for the flower, which by the way is from Mini Monograms cut at 1-3/4 and the circle is also cut at 1-3/4. I inked the edges of the white base and the white circle with chocolate from close to my heart, the sentiment is also from CTMH. I rounded the bottom corners and added the ribbon then I stuck the flower on with some pop dots. I hope you enjoy my card for today and don't forget to check out the other Design Team members blogs and enter this challenge at the FCCB. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs :)

I also wanted to announce the winner of the CSNStores.com $55 dollar gift code :)

The winner is......


I'll be emailing you shortly with your gift code, Congratulations!! :) Thanks for playing everyone.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Great Deal From Shutterfly

I was blog hopping the other day and came across a really great deal. Have you been over to Shutterfly? They have some AMAZING holiday gift ideas and gorgeous holiday photo cards to chose from.

I also love the calendars you can make, wouldn't this be a great gift for the grandparents?
 This is my favorite Holiday Photo Card and I will probably use this one for this year.
Anyway here is the best part fellow bloggers... Shutterfly is offering 
*50 free holiday cards!*
Click here to get all of the info!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A quick "Thanks" card

This was another quick card I made using Don Juan. I cut the "thanks" at 2 inches and also the shadow. The paper is from DCWV- From My Kitchen stack. Then I added some ribbon and put my sentiment on with pop dots :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut #37 Thankful For....

Hello all my crafty friends out there. I am finally back to reality after having my last craft fair this year. This weeks challenge at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is "Thankful For..." well I was having a hard time thinking of what I was thankful for until I was working on these blocks for the craft fair and it finally came to me... I am so Thankful for my FAMILY! I love them all very much. My husband is a great support to me and all my crafting adventures! My kids are the best and I love them for who they are and the things they teach me everyday. I wouldn't be the person I am today without them :) 
So for this project I got some scraps of wood (2x6's) from the guy building in my neighborhood (gotta love free wood right) then I cut 2 each of the same sizes 6,8, and 10 inches. Then I got a font I liked (I used Cuttin' Up) and with my Gypsy I figured up the size the letters needed to be. I ended up getting 3 sets of letters from one sheet of chocolate vinyl from ProvoCraft. After the paper was picked and the letters were cut I started putting them together. I used sticky strip to apply the paper to the wood and then eye balling it I stuck the letter to the paper. Then I got out some ribbon, buttons, brads and Prima flowers to finish them up. I hope you enjoy this project and that you will play along in the challenge this week, I know there are some awesome prizes up for grabs :) Be sure to check out the other DT members projects as well, they always have great ideas to inspire you! Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway :)
I am linking this up with Craft-O-Maniac Monday link party.
 The 1st set is Die Cuts With a View Rustic Stack and this 2nd one with the blue and brown is from My Mind's Eye.
 Black and White is My Mind's Eye again the Meadow Lark Collection.
 This one is also My Mind's Eye.
 Another Die Cuts With a View (DCWV)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

For All Time Clocks GIVEAWAY

If you have ever seen this company and love there work now is the time to enter to get a free 18" clock for yourself or if you already have one then it would make a great gift as well :) go check out the blog for Mom To Bed by 8 and enter to win. You have until December 3rd :) good luck!

You can also enter to win another 18" clock from The Life of a Coast Guard Wife until November 29th, check it out!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Giveaway Time!

Hello Everyone, have you ever looked around your living room and realized that some coffee tables would be the best addition? well here is your chance. I am offering 1 lucky reader of mine a 55 dollar gift certificate to CSNstores.

**All you have to do is follow the link above and tell me which is your favorite one.
**Be a follower if you would like and tell me in another comment.
**And if you would like a 3rd chance then blog about or share this giveaway on Facebook and tell me in a 3rd comment.

How easy is that?! :)  I will leave this giveaway open until Sunday November 28th and announce a winner Monday morning ;)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Princess Castle, Crowns, and Wands from Once Upon A Princess

Someone asked if I could make up a castle for an activity at church AND it had to sparkle :) What, I love sparkle so this is what I did... I cut the castle at 8-1/4 the biggest I could on a 12x12 mat, then I hot glued the cylinders together because I have found that sticky strip (or at least my sticky strip) doesn't like to hold for long. After assembling the entire castle I used Mod Podge to coat just the purple parts and then I added some course glitter. I also took my Stickles and used that just along the edges of the walls (across the top) After that I got some jewels and some wire. I placed a sticky dot on 1 jewel and then the wire and then stuck another jewel on top like a sandwich :) then I threaded the wire down the little hole in the top of the cone. They kept leaning to one side so I used some Zip Dry glue to get them to stay put a little better :)
 I also made some crowns to match. I cut these at 4 inches and then blinged up the darker pink areas with the same course glitter. I used my Stickles again for the "diamonds" on the top.
 And a princess themed activity wouldn't be complete without the wands right? These were cut at 9 and then I also added some course glitter and some stickles to the top parts of each of them. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

scarecrow, corn stalk, pumpkin patch

I just wanted to share this with you, I put it together last year. Someone cut the vinyl for me and then I painted the wood and assembled it, it was for a church super Saturday activity. Thanks for stopping by, I am doing a craft fair on Friday so I am busy finishing up things for that, I hope to get a few other things posted this week but if not then you know what happened to me ;) I am linking this up to The Crazy Christmas Crafter at I Heart Naptime and CraftOManiac.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Easy Birthday/Money holder cards

I made these a while back and never posted them... oops! These were for my mother in law, she sends out lots of cards for birthdays particularly for ice cream money. I cut the ice cream from Doodlecharms at about 2-1/2 but I'm not positive I looked but cant find the paper I wrote the size down on... oops again!
All I did for the pocket was staple the pattern paper down at the sides that way she can slide the money down under that strip. I used everything I could from my scrap pile :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

If you Want a GYPSY now is the TIME!!!

I just wanted to let you all know that if you would like to own a Gypsy now is definitely the time to get one. Custom Crops is offering them for $125.00 on their site, plus if you order over $100.00 (which you will) you get free shipping AND to top it of, if its registered BEFORE December 31st you will get 5 free downloads including, Tags Bags Boxes and More, Blackletter, Christmas, Indie Art and Printing Press. So what are you waiting for? You only have until November 12th or until supplies last so act fast or you may miss this great deal! Also for those of you that live anywhere except Illinois you don't have to pay tax!

Simple Thank You card

I made this up really quick the other day. I just used a pre-made DCWV card and stamped a sentiment on it from CTMH. FAST!! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut #35- Shape and Color Challenge

Hello Everyone, This weeks challenge is a shape a color challenge, the shape being a circle and the color green on your project. I decided to use my Gypsy and make a circle card so I started with George and Basic Shapes and welded to 4-1/4 inch circles together. Then I brought up When It's Cold Outside and cut a snowflake to fit inside my circle this was cut at 4 inches. I didn't actually use the snowflake on the card... I used some removable adhesive and stuck it down where I wanted it, then using my CTMH ink in Topiary and a dauber I inked around the edges of the snowflake to create the image on the green cardstock. After that was done I took off the snowflake but wasn't loving the end product so I put the snowflake back on and with my Pebbles Inc. shimmer chalk I used the dark green color from there and went around the edges again to make is shine! Then I used Snow Friends and cut my snowman at 2-3/4. I glittered his hat, arms and along the bottom of his whole body. I also went around the whole circle and then added some course clear glitter I found at Wal-Mart! I also added some black Stickles to the birds eye. Thanks for stopping by, make sure you check out the other Fantabulous Cricut Design Team projects and be sure to enter this weeks challenge for some fantabulous prizes as well! :)
 These are the things I used for the snowflake part of the card, Topiary ink from CTMH, the snowflake of course, the little finger dauber (it's by the ink pad) and chalk from Pebbles Inc.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Robot for my little guy!

I made this little Robot while I was making all the other Robot stuff for that party awhile back. My little boy was loving all of them and wanted a blue one so I made him this small one. This is cut at 5-1/2 with the Robotz cartridge :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gypsy Promo Update!

For those of you that already own a Gypsy and haven't updated it yet to get your 6 FREE cartridges... I found this blog that will make it so much easier for you. Just click on the Creative Critters Cricut Club and it will take you directly to the post that Tammy made. There are 5 videos giving you step by step instructions on how to get the old version of Gypsy Sync out and the new version called Cricut Sync in. When your all done you should have the 6 FREE cartridges in your Gypsy which include... Christmas Solutions, Blackletter, Indie Art Solutions, Tags Bags Boxes and More, Printing Press and the new one called Smiley Cards exclusive to this download! I did get mine installed I just haven't had any time to play with them yet but I have seen some amazingly CUTE cards made with the Smiley Cards Cartridge :) Hope you all have a great day!

HERE is another link on Tammy's blog with some Problems you might be having and the Solutions on how to fix it ;)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Simple Thanks card

I made these the other day for a friend. She had been helping me a lot lately with my kids so I wanted to do something for her. I whipped these up while I was making her family some hot Cinnamon rolls, I think they turned out pretty cute! I used some DCWV cardstock from the Songbird stack and I ended up getting 6 cards from one sheet :) I matted it and rounded all the corners. I cut the oval and scalloped oval from Alphalicious at 2-1/2 then I stamped "thanks" from a CTMH set with chocolate ink and added a jewel and some ribbon.

Monday, November 1, 2010

We have a WINNER :)

Thank you all for the wonderful comments, it was fun seeing where you found me and tracking those people out! Welcome to my new followers I hope you enjoy my blog and as always I would love to see any projects you make from inspirations from my blog, just link it up in a comment ;)

Now on to the winner for the blog candy....

Patrick and Emillie

Congratulations, your the winner although I'm sure it's for Emillie and not Patrick but you never know these days (hee hee) If you could email me with your shipping info I will get your package off to you!

I'll be back tomorrow with a new card to show you!