Thursday, December 30, 2010

Welcome to the New Year's Celebration Blog Hop & Happy New Year From MAG Challenge!

Hello Everyone,
Thanks for joining us in this New Year's Celebration Blog Hop!!!!  I am really excited because this is my first time being asked to join a blog hop after all the ones I viewed.  I am honored to work with such talented paper crafters.  I hope it won't be the last.  I hoped you enjoyed the projects thus far.  Well, onto the project and then I will get to the BLOG CANDY (Will choose winner on Monday January 3, 2011). You have 2 days to leave one comment --today and tomorrow.

If you came over from Dorcas' blog 4 Crafty Angels then you are on the right track.  If you want to start from the beginning then click here (Carol's Sweet Creations).

This project was so much fun to make. It is a tri-pocket card. Well, I just could not stop at one so made two. I also made boxes for each of them.  **************tutorials coming in 2011******************
The second one I made for our MAG Challenge.  MAG is a challenge blog where you can only use a specific page of a Cricut cartridge book (no acceptions) to come up with a creation.

Happy New Year Everyone!!! I added some "bling" to the projects and here are pictures of them both.  I cut out the tags several times and glued them together in order to make the tags chipboard like.  One picture shows it all together and the other photos show them when they are out of the pockets.  I hope you like the project I have created for you.

Requirements for Blog Candy! One entry per person.  You don't have to be a follower, but I must admit that I sure would love it if  you decide to join me.  Lastly,  a way for me to contact you.

Here is a photo of the Blog Candy:

Anyone for a "Summer in Paris" Cartridge?
Now on to the rest of the Blog Hop!!  Happy New Year Everyone

 Our hostess Jen is the next stop on the hop!

If you get off track along the way here is a list of the Super Talented Ladies:

Our Blog Hop List!!

Carol Sweet Creations
Girlia's Cards (That's Me)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Reminder!!!!

Hello Everyone,

This is just a friendly reminder that the New Year's Blog Hop hosted by Jen starts tomorrow.  Hope to see back here tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!

I just want to thank all the new followers and everyone for taking the time to stop by to view this card.
When I saw this card on Jolly Holidays it made me laugh and smile. Seeing Jolly ole' St. Nick heading down the chimney head first with feet dangling out of the chimney made me happy and hopefully will put a giggle/smile in your heart.

From my Family to Yours.  Merry CHRISTmas and don't forget to stop by for the upcoming New Year's Celebration Blog Hop on December 30th & 31st. Until then Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nine Ladies Dancing Challenge Week 12 (Ballerina)

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by to view yet another card.  I am entering this card into the Cricut Circle Challenge. With the previous card I realized I did not use the "Shall We Dance" Cartridge and I had to go back to the drawing board.

 Don't you just love the gracefulness of a ballerina?  I do.  I wish I could have had lessons as a child.

The challenge requirements:  Must use the "Shall We Dance" Cartridge and then you may have nine of anything  (letters in the title, shoes, dancers,etc.).

On this card the title is nine letters long.  Hopefully you enjoy this card as well.  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless

Bling (I-Rock)
Card Stock (Recollection)
Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots folder)
Stampin' Up (Ticket) Punch

Card Size: 5 inch square

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Yayyyy! Stylish Blog Award

Hello Everyone,

I received this award from Jessica over at Wahoo Crafts.  Thank You Jessica.  You should check her out when you get a moment. In accepting this award the recipient must following these guidelines.  Thank the person for sending it to you and Link back to their blog.  Tell eight things about themselves and pass it along to eight people in return.  Thanks again Jessica.

Eight things about myself:
a.  Love meeting new people
b.  Love making cards
c.  Love all things Cricut, Imagine, YUDU
d.  Love skyping
e.  LOVE spring and summer
f.  Love designing for MAG Challenge by the Page
g. Love commenting on blogs and seeing different creations from other paper crafters
h.  Love my family

I would like to extend this award to the following Nine people in no particular order.  These ladies are some very talented crafters and I hope you get inspired by visiting their blogs.  I certainly do everytime I stop by.  Thanks Ladies and Congratulations!!

Melissa at Moe's Creations
Adrian at By Adrian 4 U
Capri at Capri's Delights
Tonya at Its a Family Affair
Ivette  at All about me & my scrapbook
Nicole at Creative Delights by Nicole
Kerri at Cares of Kerri
Laverne at Laverne's Crafty Adventure
Nubian Crafter

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Silver Bells

Hello Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by.  Here is another card that I had planned on entering into the Cricut Circle Challenge, but I realized that  needed to use the "Shall We Dance" Cartridge so I had to withdraw this entry.  So here is another card for your viewing pleasure.   I love the bells.  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless.


Card Stock (Core'dinations, Recollections)
Cricut Cartridges (CHRISTmas, Cricut Classic Font, Sweet Treats)
Pop Dots
We R Memory Keepers Punch (Cloud)

Card Size:  A2

Saturday, December 18, 2010

MPS 12-Days of CHRISTmas Day 6 Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I hope your weekend thus far is going well.  Thanks again for stopping by.  I really like the little faces on this card.  What do you think?  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless.  I am entering this card in the following challenge.

My Pink Stamper-CHRISTmas themed card or Layout Challenge

Card Stock (DCWV-Christmas Stack, Martha Stewart--Christmas Pack, Recollections)
Foam Squares (3-D)
Jolly Holidays
Peachy Keen Stamps

Card Size: A2

Friday, December 17, 2010

MAG Challenge #8 PDDU

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your day is going well.  I must share with you that when I saw the page that we had to work with this week, I wanted to say, can I wait for next week to participate (lol).  I didn't want to even begin to think about what I was going to do with the armor.  No person just the armor folks.  Then I looked at the dragon and I said I bet he would be so cute blue, but then I cut him out green and then I still didn't use him for this challenge.  When I saw that green dragon I didn't know where to put him.  So he was put aside for another day.  I then saw the unicorn (no unicorn? a horse, what? There is a dragon, but no unicorn--what is that about?) and the bridge--no ideas there, but when I saw the arch--true inspiration hit me.  I think it turned out okay.   What do you think?  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD bless!


Card Stock (Core'dination, Recollections)
Cuttlebug (Polka Dots Folder)
EK Success Punch (Cloud)
Foam Squares (3-D)
Martha Stewart punches (Foliage, Hydrangea)
Paper Trey Ink (Mega Mixed Messages)
Stickles  (Holly)

Card Size: A2

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Made By Momo's Tuesday Challenge #18

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  Surprise! here is another challenge entry (lol).  For some reason I am making a lot of pocket cards.  I like the idea of a surprise greeting inside.  Of course, this did not start off as a pocket card (anyone else come across that dilemma?--lol). I am also trying to make "feel better soon" cards.  Whenever there is a need for one I don't seem to have any.   Anyway, enjoy and GOD Bless.  Comments are welcome.  This card will be entered into the following challenge:

Made By Momo--Rainbow, Cloud, or Sun


Card Stock (Recollections)
EK Success Punch (Five Star Flower)
French Manor
Martha Stewart Edger Punch (French Scroll)
Ribbon ( Michael's)
Scrappy Mom Stamps (Sweet Somethings)

Card Size:  4 x 6 inches

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MPS 12-Days of CHRISTmas Color Challenge (Day 2)

Hello Everyone,

I am glad that you stopped by to view this card.  You know that I "like" blue, right? I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to use it.  Well, Pink Stamper has a color challenge on her blog that I thought I would enter this simple card in. Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD bless!

Color Challenge:

2-Shades of Pink
2-Shades of Blue

Card Stock (Recollections)
Foam Squares (3-D)
Ribbon (Michael's)
Sesame Street Seasons Cricut Cartridge

Card Size:  A2

Monday, December 13, 2010

December Challenge #2--Card Sketch

Hello Everyone,

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by.  I think this is such a cute card and I am so glad to have found a challenge blog to enter it in.  I have been wanting to do a card like this for a while and here is my opportunity.  I hope you enjoy this card as much I enjoyed making it.  Comments are welcome.  GOD Bless!  I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Platinum Scraps--Card Sketch

Card Stock (DCWV-Christmas Stack, Recollections)
Eyelet (Memory Makers)
Foam Squares  (3-D)
Very Merry Tags Cricut Cartridge

Card Size: A2

Friday, December 10, 2010

MAG Challenge #7

Hello Everyone,

Thanks again for stopping by.  This week is interesting because we are using the Cricut Cartridge Paisley page 59.  Now this was a challenge and just think you can only use the page and these specific images.  Trust me, we know how difficult it is to pick a page and come up with something that will inspire you.  Then we try to bring you something different from each one of us so that no two designs are alike.  We don't share what we've created until each design is completely finished.  If there is a duplicate we usually keep the one from the person who was done first and the other designer has to start from scratch. Now how is that for a challenge?

Please take a moment and stop by our Guest Designer's Blog!!  I am sure that you have seen her creations around.  She does excellent work.  If you haven't guessed who this designer is she is the blogging world's newest rising star!! Thanks Gigi from The Cricut Bug   .  Stop by her blog and show her love.

 MAG wants to show a variety of styles and work from different paper crafters. That is what I like about blogging .  You can meet people from all walks of life and see many different views and interpretations of card making/projects.    Who knows the next guest designer could be you.

Anyhow, how about some tea?  I made a tea bag holder in my favorite color!! What a surprise, right?  (lol).  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD bless.

Card Stock (Core'dinations, DCWV-Winter Cardstock)
Ticket Punch (Stampin' Up)
Paisley Cricut Cartridge
Tea Bag

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Get Ready For a New Year's Celebration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I have some exciting news to share with you!!!! I have been asked to participate in a Blog Hop by Jen  !!! My First!!!! and I hope it won't be my last.   Yes, there will be Blog Candy and a new and exciting project so please save these dates December 30th  & 31st.   Can you tell I am excited about working with these gifted ladies?   I also look forward to your participation.  Come back and see what all the excitement is about.

Monday, December 6, 2010

MPS Birthday Challenge

Hello Everyone,
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and take a peek at this card.  I think this card is just so adorable guys.  What do you think?  As always comments are welcome, enjoy and GOD bless.   I am entering this into following challenge:

 MPS Birthday Challenge-Birthday Theme

Card Stock (Recollections)
EK Success Punch (Small Oval)
Paper Trey Ink (Everyday Sentiments)
Pooh Font Set Cricut Cartridge

Card Size:  A2

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #141 & Gaby Abby Challenge #9

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great Monday! I have been wanting to enter into the Gaby-Abby Challenges for awhile and now I am finally able to do so.

I was visiting Raven's Blog and she used one of the PKS critter faces for one of her figures.  At first I thought it was really funny, then I said what a cute idea, and finally I scrap lifted it (Thanks Raven!).

My blogging buddy, Melissa over at Moe-Creations, entered into a few challenges so I decided that I would follow her lead (lol). Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD bless.   I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday--The Blues
Gaby Abby Challenge--Glitter it up!


Card Stock (DCWV, Recollections)
Foam Dots (3-D)
EK Success  Edge Punch (Binding)
Memory Keepers Corner Punch (Deco)
Peachy Keen Critter Faces
Recollections (Snowflakes w/bling)

Card Size:  A2

Friday, December 3, 2010

MAG Challenge # 6

Hello Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving Day as well as an enjoyable Black Friday. I did some blog hopping and noticed that Jolly Holidays and Twinkle Toes were the most popular Cricut Cartridges this past weekend,  I hope that everyone that wanted those particular cartridges got them.

We will be having a guest designer this month at MAG and she is truly a gifted card maker/paper crafter!! In her short tenure in the blogging world she has proven it over and over again with her creations and designs.  I really love her creativity, her clean lines and her style.   So look for her creation next week on the December 10th.

It's that time again for another MAG Challenge by the Page. I made a shaker card this time.  This week it is Graphically speaking (p. 56).  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!!


Beads (Coordinating colors)
Buttons (Snowflakes)
Card Stock (Martha Stewart Christmas  Pack, Recollections)
Confetti (Snowflakes)
Cuttlebug (Snow Dots Folder)
Martha Stewart (Glitter)

Card Size:  5 x 7

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Momo's Treat box or Bag Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Thanks again for stopping by.  Treat boxes are not something that I normally do, but it is always good to expand your horizons (lol).  Since CHRISTmas is coming I thought that I would make it look like a Santa hat. What do you think?  It doesn't look like the ribbon is tied so I added a side view.  I will snip the ribbon a little more to make it shorter.    Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD bless.  I hope you enjoy this treat box that I am entering into the following challenge:

Made by Momo--treat bag or box


Card Stock (Recollections)
Hero Arts Stamps
Joys of the Season
Pop Dots (Recollections)