Monday, February 28, 2011

Award and a Big Thank YOU

I have been awarded with the Liebster Award from the wonderful Marcia over at Scrappin-Times! Please take the time to hop on over and check out her lovely blog! Thank you so much Marcia!

The Liebster Blog award is given to bring new blogs to light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:

1. Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks

2. Let them know you chose them

3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog

4. Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded

5. Have fun!

I present to you, my 3-5 choices who will bring awareness to other wonderful blogs! Please stop by and show them some love!!

1. Love That Bug - Of course I love my bug too so I can relate and I've been creating up a storm with my Create a Critter cart so when I saw she was doing a whole series of it I knew we were kindred hearts. 

2. Scraps with Passion - I just found Sherrie's blog and know why she's received this award so many times. Love your blog!

3. Paper Pastime - Denise has a wonderful blog with lots of great ideas.

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me

Good Morning & Welcome to My Fabulous & 50 Blog Hop! Thank you all for joining us to 
celebrate Angie's 50the Birthday!! 

I decided to make a birthday card for my project. I've had my eye on this little birdie  and banner since I purchased Birthday Bash and decided now would be the perfect time to cut it. The card and sentiment are cut from BB as well. It worked up so quick I couldn't believe it!

I cut the card base at 5 1/2". The bird and banner were cut at 3" and the sentiment at 2". I inked it all up like I always do but I didn't add any bling. I may have to go back and do that. LOL I hope you enjoyed my little contribution to Angie's 50th Birthday Blog Hop.

Don't miss out on one fabulous project created by our participants! 

This is the list of participants:

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Be sure to leave a little love for all our participants today! A little comment goes a long way in a bloggers heart!!
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed the hop

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Create a Critter Cards

I'm still getting ready for the Stampede in Dallas next month so I decided to share a couple of cards I've made kits for to do while I'm there. For the ones asking about the Stampeded there is a link on the left hand side that will take you to all the information you need to get registered.

These are 3x3 cards that I'm going to make up into gift sets. The images are from Create a Critter. I apologize the images are a little washed out. It's a really gray day here so no natural light to use. They are much cuter in person.

The sentiment You're tweet came from the Michaels dollar bin and the Purr-fect sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Valentine set. They worked perfect for these two little cards. Of course I inked, chalked, and blinged them both up as always.

I'm entering this in the Cricut Circle Blog Animal magnetism challenge this week. I'd like to thank the cricut circle for choosing my Love Bug card as an honorable mention last week.

If you've not joined the circle you should! I love the online magazine that we get each month! It has some great projects in it. I also just received our quarterly cartridge Everyday Cricut and have already used it. I'll be showing that soon. I have a few more things I want to do first before I share.

Hope you enjoyed the little sneak peak of what I'm working on. Have an awesome day and I'd love to hear from you and what you're working on.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Roxie Jewelry

Today on sweetsassydiva we were asked to create something that was not a layout or card but something different. Well jewelry is definitely a big different.  I found this on a fellow consultants blog and just had to try it. It is so easy and cheap but fabulous looking! See if you can guess what it's made with.

The ring and necklace are metal washer! Isn't that fabulous? You should have heard my husband when I asked for some from his stash. He wanted to know what I needed them for and when I told him I was going to make jewelry he kind of gave me that puzzled here she goes again look. LOL

I sponged the edges and back of the washer with black staz on ink. Using liquid glass adhere a small piece of paper to the washer and then let dry. Then I sanded the edges and inside hole with a file. Cover the top with liquid glass and then plop the bling on. Next find a place it can dry for several hours. If you get any bubbles while it's drying just pop them with a straight pin.

For the earrings I just circle punched the paper and glued it in using the same process. For the necklas you'll want to tie your waxy floss or whatever you're using through the hole and glue the jewel afterward the liquid glass has dried.
The ring base and the earrings came from Michaels. Everything else is CTMH.

Supply List:
Meal washers various sizes
Ring Base
Earring Bases

I hope you like this project as much as I do. I encourage you to try it for yourself. I get so many comments when I wear it.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love Bug

This is my daughters Valentine Card. All the cuts are from Create a Critter. I have been giving this cartridge a workout lately. I'm making card kits for the Dallas Stampede and have used a ton of cuts from this cart. I'll be sharing them next month after the Stampede so you'll have to wait to see all the fabulous cards I'm making.

Hope you enjoy it and leave me a note about what you think. Drop me a note if you'll be in Dallas as well. I'd love to meet you.

Tilda needs a Hug

This is the card I made hubby for Valentines Day. She is Tilda wants a hug from the Magnolia Collection. She actually had holly tied on her pony tails but I tied pink tiny bows to put over them. The banner is cut with my cricut and Birthday Bash. I spray glittered and inked it to add character and depth. I printed the I and U on the computer. The ric rac was from my stash of trim my mother gave me from her sewing stuff.

I think she turned out gorgeous and hubby loved her pink and all because it reminds him of me. lol
I'm entering it in the following challenges. valentines, Love, and Pink seemed to be popular for challenges so I found several to enter. Thanks for looking.

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge - banners

Saturday, February 12, 2011

On the Go 8 months

The next set of pages I used a lot of really old stuff from my stash. The 8 months is some rub on letters and the Explore sticker is on a chipboard circle.

 For the title I used the Pooh Font cartridge. Another spiral page from  Graphically Speaking for the journaling and the little lamb is a very old hand paper piecing I did when I first started out. I've always loved paper piecing but with  my cricut it's so much faster now!
 Here's a close up of my little lamb. He's so cute!
I know my pages are rather simple but I hope I inspire you to get some of those old photos out and just get them scrapped! Also look through that pile of stash and see what you can use. I know we all have a huge stash and I'm determined to get some of it used up.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Baby Album 7 months

Here are two more pages of my sons baby album. Not a lot of cuts on these two pages. I did the journal spiral page and the 7 emblem from the Graphically Speaking cart. This cart has been fabulous for this album. There is so much on there. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Make a Wish

I finally finished my sons baby album! yeah me. I still need to upload several pages so hopefully I can get that done soon.

This layout is his 1st birthday. His cake had a circus train on it so I decided to use the train on Everyday Paper Dolls to embellish it. I think it turned out fabulous. The animals couldn't be seen behind their bars so I took a creative license and put them in front.

 Here's a close up of each of the train cars.

 I chose to do three of the train cars so I could enter it in the Circle challenge this week. ;o) I also used the Tattered Angels spray for the spray paint. Hopefully that counts.

I used Birthday Bash to cut the cake, candle, and Make a Wish title. I think they were a perfect match and easy title for the layouts. I spray glitzed all these pieces even though I don't think it shows.

 And a close up of each page. Remember you can click on the pictures to enlarge them if you want a better view.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my pages. I'm soo glad to be finished with his album.

We are still buried in snow and two more storms are heading our way. Maybe now I can get a ton of scrapping done. I'm off to clean my room and put all my supplies away and then next on my list is calling cards for the Dallas Stampede, page kits for it as well, and a banner for my daughters room. Let me know what you're up to.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mini Tilda's

One of my lovely swap friends sent me some mini Tilda's stamped so I could try them out. I was really intimidated at first because they were so small but in the end I found out they're very quick to do up. I did these one night while watching  a show with hubby. 
I'm sorry the photos are so bad. You can click on them to enlarge them if you can't see them well enough. I really need to find a new camera I think. The pictures just keep getting fuzzier.
 I added some sparkle to these two Angel Tilda's wings and halo. I can't wait to make them up on a tag or card.
 I used the same sparkle for bling on this Mermaid Tilda. It was such fun to color  her fin. I just went with the lightest colors I had and went from red to blue working my way through the color wheel. I haven't decided what I'm going to do with her yet.
Well I hope you enjoyed my peek into some of the coloring I've done lately. Hopefully you'll see them made into projects soon. lol