Sunday, March 27, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

I received a blog award from Tonia at Pigtails and Paper Trails.  Thank you Tonia!!  Please make sure to go check out her blog.

Now I get to award 5 wonderful blogs with the same award!!

Check them out:

1. Pink Bon Bons

2.  Kara's Sweet Creations

3. PV Creations2010

4. My Craft Empire

5. Katy Created

As a recipient of this award you must do the following:

1. Thank the giver on your blog

2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog

4. Reveal your 5 blog picks

5. Let them know you chose them by leaving them a comment


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Got Followers...

Big huge thanks to Momo at Made By Momo for helping all of us build our followers.   Check out her blog too if you haven't.  She's very talented.  There's a prize up for grabs and all the details are available at her blog!  Thanks for stopping by and I'd love for you to become a follower!!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Winner of the Lucky Charm Blog Hop

The winner of the Cricut cartridge, Four Legged Friends, is #27 Melissa from Adventures in Heels.  I used Random Org but I couldn't figure out a way to get a screen shot of it to put on this post.  Melissa please contact me at cau0617 at yahoo dot com with your mailing address.  Congrats!!

Happy Mother's Day - Challenge 3

The challenge at Dream Valley Challenges for the next fortnigth is Mother's Day.  The sponsor for this challenge is Digis with Attitude.  I had the pleasure of using one of their images for my card.  Be sure to check out their webiste for lots of great images.  I've always been a "gotta have the stamp in my hand" kinda girl.  Digis are new to me but I'm getting there, slowly but surely.


All cardstock is miscellaneous because I don't keep track of it.
I used my Cricut and Straight From the Nest cartridge for the corners
Geometric patterned paper is some old Karen Foster
Striped patterened paper - unknown
Ribbon is from the Dollar Spot at Target
Sentiment - unknown
Image - Digis with Attitude
Copic markers
Glitter gel pens for headband, lipstick and heart board

Be sure to check out the rest of the creations the Design Team created!  They are all amazing!  Hope you join us for this challenge.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog and the Lucky Charm Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Sue, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can start at the beginning at Giselle's blog. This blog hop is all about creating something for the lucky charm in your life.  I chose to make a layout featuring my Lucky Charms!

I know.  I know.  This is probably a picture that only a mother can love and everyone else can get a chuckle out of.  It's hilarious and I was so thrilled that the photographer was able to capture them having such fun.  While both of my kids can be dorky, finding them doing it together and getting along is a rare event!  I love these guys!

Ok, enough teasing.  Here is the entire layout.  I am thrilled with how this turned out and I sure hope you enjoy it too.

Patterned Paper is K& Co
Cardstock is miscellaneous
Cricut Carts used were A Child's Year (font and clovers) and Storybook (bubble for title)
EK Success border punch
The flower I have had forever.  I don't remember who made them.  Sorry!
Prima Pearls
I used a gold metallic pen to highlight the clovers, letters and edge of the cream portion of the bubble for the title.

Now for the fun stuff!!  I have blog candy to give away to one of you lucky hoppers!!  I am giving away the Cricut Cartridge "Four Legged Friends".  I forgot to take a picture but it is new and still in the clamshell.  To be eligible for the drawing leave a comment including a way I can contact you and become a follower.  I'll use random drawing next week to choose a winner.

 I hope you enjoyed my project. Thank you for visiting my blog and a big thank you to Giselle and Nadia for letting me be a part of this hop!!. Your next stop is Patricia. Below is a list of all blog participants in case you get lost:

Giselle -
Nadia -
Jennifer -
Alina -
Kim -
Yolonda -
Donna -
Carol -
Rebecca -
Linda -
Amy -
Lisa -
Carrie - - You are here
Patricia - - Your next stop
Wendy -
Kimi & Pamela -
Darcy -
Julie -
Shawnte -
Amber -
Melissa -


Monday, March 7, 2011

Blog Award

I've received a blog award, from one of my teammies over at Dream Valley Challenges.  From Carole at Apples and Pears I received the


Be sure to check out Carole's blog as she is incredibly talented.  I have to share 7 things about myself and then pass this on to 15 other bloggers.

1.  I am starting to like exercising.
2.  I have to complete a quiz online tonight and then it's official.  I will be a college graduate with a BA in Business Administration.  It only took me 20 years :)
3.  I don't eat seafood, any, at all.
4.  Love to go camping and cooking outside with my dutch oven
5.  Excited to spend more time in my scrapbooking store, I mean room now that I'm not studying all the time.
6.  Favorite movies of all time - Grease, Dirty Dancing and The Saint
7.  I'm super excited for my first blog hop coming up in 10 days.

I'll followup shortly with the other wonderful crafters that I am going to pass this on too.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dream Valley Challenges #2 - New Beginnings

The challenge at Dream Valley Challenges this fortnight is "New Beginnings".  I chose to make an easel wedding card using my Cricut.  It measures 5.5" square.  The white base cardstock and the shimmery turquoise were both  from my stash.  I used DCWV glitter paper to cut out "Happily Ever After".

Corner punch is an older EK Success.   Butterflies are Martha Stewart punch.  The paper used for the butterflies is by SEI but not sure the name of the line.  It is white with metallic turquoise lines and flowers going thru it.  I punched where I could get some of the turquoise running thru it.  I added lots of rhinestones to the butterflies bodies for some more bling.  Ribbons are miscellaneous scraps.

Inside is more of the same paper.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch and added a couple more butterflies.  The sentiment is from a stamp set I picked up at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  Its from My Sentiments Exactly.

Start working on your "New Beginnings" creation.  You have 2 weeks to get it linked.  Be sure to check out my fellow DT's creations, lots of inspiration there for everyone!

This cards also fits the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #144.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dream Valley Challenges DT - Sneak Peek

Stop back tomorrow or visit Dream Valley Challenges to see challenge #2.  It will be posted tomorrow.  This challenge is open to everyone.  You just need to make a creation that meets the challenge requirement.

Sponsors for the upcoming challenge are:  One Stop Card Crafts and Crafty Ribbons