Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Adrian!!

Hello Everyone!

I just want to send a special birthday greeting to Adrian of By Adrian 4 U!  I made her this card which did not get in  the mail early enough to reach her for her birthday, but it is on its way.  Happy Birthday Adrian and may you blessed with many many more.

Please stop by her blog and wish her a happy birthday! She is giving away some sweet blog candy for her birthday.  Just leave a comment!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Patriotic Pride Challenge #35

Hello Everyone!

Thanks again for stopping by.  This is my second post for tonight, but I definitely wanted to enter the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge with this one!  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!

Card Stock (Recollections)
Cuttlebug (Stars Folder)
We R Memory Keepers Punch (Deco)

Card Size: A2

Happy Summer!

Hello Everyone!

I just want to thank you again for visiting.  I am still practicing with my digi's.  I hope you like the latest installation.  I am entering this card into the  following challenge:

Design 2 Delight

Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless

Friday, June 24, 2011

MAG Challenge #32

Hello Everyone!

I just want to thank you again for taking the time to stop by.  At MAG we are using the Paisley Cartridge (p.39).    Remember with this challenge you can only use the images on that particular page and any embellishments to enhance your project.  We say project because you are not limited to cards.

I am also submitting this card in the Face it Challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrews.

Our guest designer this week is Gwen from This and That.  Her work is Amazing! Please stop by MAG link your project in the challenge and visit Gwen's blog to see what she has prepared.

MAG is having a design team call and we would definitely love to have you on our design team.  Please stop by MAG and get all the details.    I hope you enjoy this card.  Comments are welcome.  GOD Bless.

Cardstock (Recollections)
Cuttlebug (Stylized Flowers Folder)
Gel Pen (Sakura)
Peachy Keen Stamps
Ribbon w/faux pearl

Card Size--will fit a 5 x 5 envelope

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Hello Everyone!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  Here is another shaped card that I prepared to enter into the following challenges:

Cricut Cardz Challenge--Red, White, and Blue with a flag
Whimsical Wednesday-Patriotic Card--Brads, Bling, or Buttons

Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!

Brad (Star)
Card Stock (Recollections)
Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots Folder)

A Stinkin' Cute Award and Blogaversary Winners!

Hello Everyone!

I just received an amazing award from my blogaversary buddy--Adrian of By Adrian 4 U.   I am passing this award out to following 11 paper artists' in no particular order:

The rules of this award are as follows:  there are no rules.  Just pass it on!!

GiGi of The Cricut Bug
Lucianna of Dilsaver Designs
Nicole of Creative Delights by Nicole
Nicole of Nadia's World
Amy of Love to Crop
Deborah of Love My Paper
Silvia of Alvina's Creations
Leslie of CA Scrapper
Audrey of Cute and Some
Ivette of All About Me & My Scrapbook
Samantha of Samantha J Designs

The winners for the blogaversary "Partners in Crafting are as follows:

Day 2   Blog Candy-- Diane of Diane's Place
Day 4 Blog Candy--Judy of Crafty Jar

Day 5 Cartridge--Carri of Busybee/ Double Click Connections

Please email me with your info so that I can get these goodies out to you as soon as possible.
Please stop over to Adrian blog By Adrian 4 U to see who her winners are!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fun In the Sun!

Hello Everyone!

I am just so excited to share with you this card. Over at Celebrate the Occasion (CTO) we are celebrating Summer.  Your project must have a sun.  We look forward to viewing your creation.  Please stop by and  link your project so that we can stop by and take a peek.

I am also entering this card into Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #65--Must have a sun

Card Stock (Core'dinations, Recollections)
Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots Folder)
Foam Squares (3-D)

Card Size: A2

Winners for the Partners in Crafting  Blogaversary will be posted tomorrow.  Thanks again for stopping by.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Designed 2 Delight Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Again I just want to thank you for taking the time to stop in to see what I am up to.  I am truly grateful.  Here is a  digi that I will be entering into the Designed 2 Delight Challenge.  I hope you enjoy.  Comments are welcome.  GOD Bless

Card Stock (Recollections, Stampin' Up)
Cuttlebug (Stylized Flowers Folder)
Woodless Color pencils

Irresistibly Sweet blog Award

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by.  I was given this award by Deborah of Love My Paper, Tisha of Tisha's Craft Cove and Tammy of Positively Magnificent Scrapper.  Thank you Deborah.  I really appreciate this award.  Deborah creates a lot of LO pages and recently she has started sharing recipes.  Please stop by her blog and view her creativity!  Thanks Deborah.

With this award there are a few rules you must follow upon receiving this award.  They are as follows:

Thank the individual for the award and link their name back to their blog.
Pass it on to 8 blog friends
Tell 7 Random Facts about myself

I am passing it on to the following people:

Melissa of Moe-Creations
Adrian of By Adrian 4 U
Rae of Wahoo Crafts
Lucianna of Dilsaver Designs
Diana of D.L. ART
GiGi of the Cricut Bug
Judy of Crafty Jar
Ivette of All About Me & My Scrapbook

7 Random Facts about myself:

I am the oldest of five siblings.
I love reading (especially the Twilight Series--Still hoping Stephenie Meyer finishes Midnight Sun)
I believe that I am paper tool and paper collector
I believe I need a 12 x12 Step program (lol)--I read that somewhere
I love collecting new Cricut Cartridges
I love Counted Cross Stitching
I am a romantic at heart

Friday, June 17, 2011

MAG Challenge #31

Hello Everyone,

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by.  I hope you have a great weekend.   This week at MAG we are spotlighting the Pagoda Cartridge (page 52).  Remember you can only use the images on the mentioned page. We would love to see what you come up with this week .  So stop by and join in on the fun.  Link up your project.

P.S.  MAG is having a design team call.  Stop by the blog for further details.


Card Stock (Paper Trey Ink, Recollections)
Cuttlebug (Leafy Branch)
We R Memory Keepers Punch (Stub)

Card Size:  A2

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Blogaversary Finale Day V

Hello Everyone!
Thanks again for stopping by!  Happy Blogaversary Adrian!!!!  I wish you many more.   Its the final day of the Partners in Crafting Celebration and as promised I am giving away this cartridge.  Remember as stated this week you have until June 19th (11:59 p.m.-- est) to a leave comment, a  way to contact you, as well as be a follower in order to participate in the give a ways. I must admit it has been fun reading your comments.  Now don't forget to go to my Partner in Crafting Adrian's (By Adrian 4 U) blog to see what her cartridge is for today.
Since I am giving away April Showers today.  I thought it would be exciting to create a card using this cartridge.   Again its been an enjoyable experience.  Now onto the blog candy:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blogaversary Day IV

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by.  Still having fun?  I am having a blast!  I love what Adrian has been doing over at her blog (Great cards A).  Anyway, one more day left and then the one year blogaversary celebration finale will begin.  Don't forget to visit Adrian's blog (my partner in crafting) By Adrian 4 U. This one year is fast approaching and soon to be over--Can you believe it?  Time has a way of getting away from you.

Below is  a pic of the Day IV blog candy.  Just remember you must be a follower, and you must leave a comment and a way for me to get in contact with you.   Remember you have until June 19th to leave a comment.   It really has been fun.  I am dreading its end.

Don't forget to stop by Adrian's blog to show her some blogaversary love!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Blogaversary Day III

Hello Everyone!

One year is fast approaching  and Adrian (by Adrian 4 U) and I are so very happy to share this blogaversary celebration together.  Remember to check out my partner in crafting's blog for today's project and give away!  Remember you have until June 19th to leave a comment and become a follower in order to participate.  We look forward to all your comments.   We're having fun and we hope you are too.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Blogaversary Day II

Hello Everyone!

I just want to thank everyone for the well wishes!  Adrian and I are fast approaching our 1st year blog anniversary and we want to do give-away's and just share this fun time saying we appreciate you!   This year has truly been a learning experience.  I have learned for sure there is definitely a lot of talent in the blogging world.  I thank you for sharing that talent with me. You help me become a better cardmaker/crafter.

I made this card with Everyday Cricut.  I made a blue Gypsy!  I know, I know there are no blue jackets or blue gypsy's, but a girl can dream can't she?  As I mentioned before I love the color blue. This card definitely speaks for me.  I love my gypsy.  I don't know how I ever crafted without it (lol).

Well, yesterday Adrian of by Adrian 4 U showed out with her digi card (You Go Girl!!!).  It is so much fun having a Partner in Crafting!   It just adds so much fun to card making/crafting.  So now it is my turn to post and so with that said you must leave a comment  (be a follower) so that one person will be the lucky winner of the blog candy, but most of all I definitely want you to know that you are appreciated.  I love reading your comments, I love  the emails you send thanking me for comments (not necessary-'cause I love viewing and seeing what you've created).  It has definitely been a pleasure making cards and then being brave enough to show them on a blog (lol).  I hope you enjoy  the card I posted. Comments are welcome.   You have until June 19th, 2011 to leave a comment  under this post for a chance to win on both of our blogs.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!

P.S.  Please don't forget to stop by Adrian's blog and show her Blogaversary love!!!

                                                    Blog Candy

Saturday, June 11, 2011

1 Year Blogaversary!

Hello Everyone!

Believe it or not I have been blogging for one year now and so has Adrian of By Adrian 4 U.   We discovered that our blogs were started on the day.  So to celebrate our one year anniversary we decided to rotate the days and share our Blogaversary.   We named it Partners in Crafting!  We will have drawings from the 12th-16th of June.  You must be a follower in order to participate in this event.  On the 16th of June we will both give away a cartridge!  So don't miss it.  Stop By Adrian's blog tomorrow and show her some love!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary!

Hello Everyone,
 I am back today with another card.  this time it is a digital image that I have prepared to enter into Designed 2 Delight Challenge.  I enjoyed coloring this little lady.  I just want to give a special thanks to Lucianna at Dilsaver Designs for teaching me the basics.  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!  Thanks for stopping by.

Card Stock (Core'dinations, Paper Trey Ink)
Cuttlebug (Dots Folder)
Woodless Coloring Pencils

Card Size A2

Good Luck!

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by!  This week at MAG it is challenge #30! Wow! Thirty Challenges later.  I still can't believe that it all started with a Skype conversation.  This week's challenge comes from the Smiley Cartridge  page 54.  Just know with these challenges you're to use only the images from that page, but you are allowed to use any embellishments to enhance your project.  Our first rule is as always to have fun! Please stop by and link your project.  We are giving away a Peachy Keen gift card worth $20.00 this month.  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!

Cardstock (Paper Trey Ink. Recollections)
Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart)
Cuttlebug (Script Folder)
Stamp (Paper Trey Ink)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by.  A warm welcome to all the new followers of this blog.  This week at Celebrate the Occasion (CTO ) we are celebrating Father's Day.   Every year I usually prepare two cards one for my pop and one for my dad-in-law, but I try to do something unusual every year for these remarkable men. I used my craft knife to cut a slit in the vest in order to make these cards interactive.  This is what I came up with to share with you.  What do you think?  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!

I hope you enjoyed the Pool Party Blog Hop and today I am going to share the winner:  Congratulations!!!
 #70--Scrapin Shana
So Shana if you will please email me your address and tell me your choice of card.


Card Stock (DCWV, Recollections)
Foam Squares (3-D)
Stampin' Up Stamp
Stickles (Silver)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dilsaver Design's Challenge!

Hello Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by.  A couple of weeks ago my blogging friend Lucianna of Dilsaver Designs issued a challenge to anyone who was willing to learn how to color digi's. This talented lady not only created the digi for all of us, but made 4 videos introducing the techniques to coloring.  If you have time you should check it out.  Lucianna's May 22nd post has a supply list for anyone who wants to participate.  There is still time to join in with us.  Then after coloring we are to link our projects on her blog.   I was excited because after visiting the various blogs where these digi's are displayed I was definitely wanting to learn something new, and to be introduced to another way of coloring.  I must admit I have a new respect for anyone coloring digi's.  (Hats off to you!!!!).

I believe it has opened a whole new world for me.  It was fun.  Thanks again Lucianna.  It was great.  You have definitely expanded my horizon. Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!

Card Stock (Recollections)
Crayola Coloring pencils
Cuttlebug (Blossoms Folder)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Challenge--Spring Fence

Hello Everyone!

I was introduced to Designed2Delight by one of my Skype besties Adrian.  I love visiting the various blogs that color digi-stamps.  Here is my first attempt at coloring a digi-stamp.  Hope you like it.  I am submitting this into the Designed2Delight Challenge.  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!

Card Stock (Recollections)
Crayola Color Pencils
Foam Squares (3-D)
Martha Stewart Punch (Butterfly)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

You're Invited to a Pool Party!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our Pool Party Blog Hop!  We hope you have fun!  We wanted to do something that Celebrated Summer Fun at CTO! So  Jump In!
There will be Blog Candy at every stop on the hop.   Here is the Line up:

Girlia--You are Here!
Adrian-Next Stop

For BLOG CANDY  I am offering your choice of a Michaels, Joann's, or Hobby Lobby Gift Card worth $15.  Just leave a comment you don't have be a follower, but it would be appreciated if you did.  Again thanks for joining us and have fun!

Friday, June 3, 2011

MAG Challenge #29

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  This week at MAG we are challenging you to  use your Gypsy Wanderings (p.68).  I just want to say that I have seen so many amazing projects with just the use of one page and I thank you for sharing as well as teaching me to look outside of the box.  It is a pleasure to visit your blogs and discover something creative.  Please don't hesitate to stop by and link your project. We are still looking for guest designers and you could be next!  Comments are welcome.  Enjoy and GOD Bless!

Card Stock (DCWV, Recollections)
Cuttlebug (Allegra Folder)
Stampin Up Punch
We R Memory Keepers Punch

Card Size: A2

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dad's Day Invites!

Hello and Welcome:

I was invited by the creative ladies over at Decorate to Celebrate to come up with something that can be used for a party and it had to be created with the "theme" Father's Day well the first thing that came to my mind was invitations.  A party doesn't/or can't begin without them.  It all starts at the invitation and you want the right one.

I got the idea for this invite from a Stampin' Up Demonstrator--Tami. here is her video

Tami made these cards and I liked them but they were just a little too big for what I wanted so I adjusted the size. I added a tie to make it look like a dress shirt.


Card Stock (K & Co., Stampin' Up)
Momento Ink
Paper Trey Ink Stamp
Paper Trimmer
Scoring Board