Thursday, April 29, 2010

Love Papertrey Ink!

Good Afternoon!

Today the sun has been shining and it's suppose to get warmer through the weekend!  Can't wait! 

Well I just got my first order from Papertrey Ink!  I know this may seem so silly to some...but when I opened the box and saw how they wrap everything individually, how they package their stamps and add a little thank you card!  I!  They really took the time to be careful with everything.  That my hard earned money is being spent with them, and they really appreciate it!  And honestly, their prices aren't bad and the shipping was free for a $60 order...can't beat that!

Just wanted to share, have a great night!

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 27

Good Morning!

Just a quick post befor a head out to work!  :(   Anyway, here is the challenge for Stacey's Stamping Stage, Curtain Call Color Challenge,

and my take on it...


Cricut Cartridges: Home Decor and Stamping
Paper: Martha Stewart, Stampin Up
Cuttlebug: D'vine Swirl
Punch: EK Success
Ribbon, Pearl, Stickles

I hope you have a fabulous day!


****At the bottom of my blog I have a list of blogs for "blog hopping". If you want more traffic, add your blog site to it! Your site will go out to everyone listed, I have found some really talented people!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I got a "Sunshine Award" from CNS!

Hi Everyone!

I was given this Sunshine Award from Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrapn'.  Super cool since it's been rainy and COLD today!  This was very sweet of her considering she has so many great followers!  Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you've seen how good her video's are.  If for some reason you really haven't been there, by all means go check her out!  Plus she has a give away, that she will drawing for on May 4th or 5th.  Of course there are rules to receiving this, which I will follow. 

Here are the award rules:

1. Post the prize on my blog.

2. Mention the blogger who tagged me.

3. Give the prize to 5 friends.

4. Post on my blog the link to their blogs.

5. Announce everyone on their blog.

6. Make a list with 10 things that I like.

I'm giving this award to the following:

Growing Up Mommies:  Great for young moms! (I'm so past this stage, but look back with such fond memories!)
Stampy and Scrappy:  Beautiful cards and amazing photography!
Archiving-Angel: Great look at new tools and fun things!
The Scrap Avenue: Super cute cards!
keep On Scrappin: Beautiful mini albums, she also has kits to purchase!

Ten things I like (if you have been following me for awhile then you pretty much know me.  So I'm doing 10 things that I like with paper crafting)
1.  my cricut!  and almost all my carts!
2.  all my colorful paper!
3.  mrs grossman's tweezers, can't do anything without them!
4.  my new ATG gun!  becoming my new best friend!
5.  the private oasis of my "paper loft", at least when my oldest daughter isn't home for a visit!
6.  pop dots!
7.  my stamps unmounted!  even though it took me a week and horrible sore thumbs to make it happen!
8.  my border punches
9.  all my embellishment!  love them all!
10.  last but not least...stickles!

I hope it's an enjoyable evening for all!

*** I try to follow everyone that follows me.  If I'm not following you, it's because your link to you blog isn't attached to your picture.  You can click your photo on my blog, then click on more options, then click on add link.  Then you can add your blog address.  By doing so, when you follow someone ,they can  follow you on your blog.

****At the bottom of my blog I have a list of blogs for "blog hopping". If you want more traffic, add your blog site to it! Your site will go out to everyone listed, I have found some really talented people!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC 66 Challenge - Birthday Card


I hope your having a great morning!  I have been really busy...doing nothing!  No, not really, I just haven't been doing any layouts or cards, till last night.  I needed to get one done for DH birthday on Sunday.  So of course I headed to Sweet Sunday Sketches to see what was there...

Just perfect for a masculine card! 

Cricut Cartridges: Life's a Beach, Plantin Schoolbook
Paper, Ink and Stamp: Stampin Up
Cuttlebug folder

I hope he likes it and you do too!

****At the bottom of my blog I have a list of blogs for "blog hopping". If you want more traffic, add your blog site to it! Your site will go out to everyone listed, I have found some really talented people!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pals Paper Arts PPA39 KISS Challenge

Good Evening!

I hope everyone is having a great evening!  This afternoon I was thumbing through Better Homes & Garden magazine, then it hit me!  I saw this ad

and thought "great color combo, oh, I think I have paper that reminds me of the pillows"!

So with the challenge at Pals Paper Arts for PPA 39 "KISS - keep it simple sweety"  I came up with this for a card.


Cricut cartridge: Straight from the Nest
Paper: Stampin Up, DCWV, Bazzill
Cutllebug: Swiss Dots
Stamp: Stampin Up
Punch: Stampin Up

I hope you enjoy!

Mother's Day Card! It's sooner than you think!

Good Morning! 

I just want to do a quick post before I head to work!  At the bottom of my blog I have a list of blogs for "blog hopping".  If you want more traffic, add your blog site to it!  Your site will go out to everyone listed, I have found some really talented people!

Well any who...while blog hopping myself, I came across this blog, Scrap Collector and saw this amazing wall hanging!  As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be the perfect Mother's Day card for my step-mom.  So...yes the design is completely "lifted"!  Go check out her blog, she has other amazing designs, she adds tons of details!

(sorry about the lighting, very overcast morning, bad angle too!  it's much taller looking in person!)

Made the card using Design Studio

Cricut cartridge: Forever Young, Doodlecharms
Paper: DCWV, Martha Stewart, Stampin Up, unknown
Punch: EK Success
rhinestones, pearls, ribbon, doilie, stickles (on the doilie & the heart), button and pop dots

I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Made by Momo is having a challenge (#1)


Mari at Made by Momo is doing her first challenge.  All you have to do is make a card with an animal on it.  Of course right now I'm wishing I had the Create a Critter cart...but since I don't, I went for the next best thing...Staight from the Nest!  I'm so in love with the bird cage that I want to put it on everything!  So look really close and you will see the animal...a little birdie! 

Cricut: Straight from the Nest
Paper: DCWV, Stampin Up, Bazzill
Punch:  EK Success
Stamp: Stampin Up
All Purpose Ink, Tsukineko
Rhinestone, Ribbon: Michael's

I hope you enjoy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Paper Crafts blog hop!

Hi Again!

This seems really fun!  Go to the very bottom of my blog and check out all the different bloggers.  If you want you can add your blog to it, too!


Cricutters Anonymous Challenge #33 Spring Theme

Happy Monday to you!

I hope your having a nice evening!  I've never made a chipboard album before...crazy huh!  I saw one that was so pretty at Keep on Scrappin where she has kits for sale.  I just wanted to try one from scratch.  It also fit the challege at Cricutters Anonymous.   I got the idea for the flowers at mychicnscratch.

Cartridges: Straight from the Nest, Stamping
Paper: DCWV
Punch: Stampin Up, EK Success
ink pad: Tim Holtz
Brads: Stampin Up
Uniball gold pen
glimmer mist
cereal box for chipboard

I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Card Pattern Sketch 60 Challenge


I hope you've been enjoying your Saturday!  Didn't get much accomplished today, but that's ok,  I seem to do more when the house is quiet! 

Here is a challenge I did for Card Patterns.  I'm just loving the Pagoda cart!

Cricut: Pagoda Cartridge
Paper: Stampin Up, Bazzill, Martha Stewart
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dot
Punch: Stampin Up
Flower: Prima
Button: Michael's dollar bin

I hope you enjoy!

ps.  I've been asked about the images on Pagoda.  There is a card feature, tags and Kanji words too!

Things that make me happy! Blog Award!

Hi Everyone, 

Still haven't been in my paper loft for a couple days!  DH is finally off till tonight (he's been working alot of overtime...can you say "more carts"! )  Probably won't get in there till tonight :o).

Any who...Lo (Lauren)  at (she has 3 different blogs)  Oh Scraap! , That 22yr old Housewife and
Growing Up Mommies (she shares this one with 3 of her friends) gave me a Happy 101 blog award!  She is so sweet to think of me.  She is a super good mommie (I read a letter she wrote about her son, made me cry) and an awesome scrapbooker!  Her layouts (that she sells) are super cute!  So, what are you waiting for?  Go sneak a peak at her blog!

ten things that make me happy!
1) God and Jesus... I almost goes without saying!
2) DH - for almost 24 years has let me decide, if I wanted to work outside the home...some women aren't that lucky, in his eyes I was never "just" a housewife!
3) My girls...21 and 19, have turned into there own person, and not clones of their mother!
4) Lost...for only 4 more weeks...then what?
5) Reality TV...almost any show...not Jersey Shore though
6) My friends
7) Losing weight...have lost 11 lbs since 3/ didn't come on fast, I'm not trying to lose it fast...still have 9 to go, goal is by 6/12...oldest DD college graduation.
8) My paper loft...and everything in it! (which really isn't a loft, I just like the way it sounds)
9) Blogging
10) My little girl dog...who is getting close to the end of her life!

So, now I need to give this award to other blogger friends...oh who will it be?  Hmm, I wasn't told how many to give it, let me think...I'll chose 5 for now!  Who, says I can't give more away later?

1) Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs - Super cute cards and ideas!  Always has kind word for EVERYONE!
2) Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrapn - just starting to make videos, each one is getting better and better!
3)  Marlene at Disguised as a Grownup - the name says it all!  Great stamped images and stories!
4) Kara at Kara's Kitchen Creations - great blog for all food creations!
5) Annette at My Paper Trail - she has the cutest mini album!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another great blog trying to get to 100 followers!

Hi Everyone!

I won't be posting a project tonight...spending the evening with DH!  So just a quick post before I go.  Annette at My Paper Trail is one away from 100.  You could be #100!  Go check out her blog, she has the cutest mini albums!  All of her project has lots of pictures, so you can see each page, not just the cover!

Have wonderful evening!   

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pals Paper Arts PPA38 Challenge

Ok...I know this is my third post tonight, but I finally got a card to post!  And I finally got to try my Pagoda cartridge!  This cart has so many pretty images and not like any other one!  I have always loved Chinese lanterns, they're so colorful and festive!

So here is my take on the challenge at Pals Paper Arts.

Cricut Cartridge: Pagoda
Paper: Stampin Up, Bazzill
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Stamp: Stampin Up
Ribbon, Tag: Michael's


Archiving Angel Giveaway!

Hi Again,

Sonia at archiving-angel is having a give away!  Go check out her blog!  She has lots of cool things about new tools and products!



Hi Everyone!
How exciting is this?!  Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrapin is giving away a Create a Critter cartridge when she reaches 100 followers!  So go over and look at her cool cards and videos!  canadian nickel scrapn  Once you look, you'll be hooked.  So go...don't be shy!

As for me and all of my new followers, thank you so much...I just love sharing and snooping!  I'm going to try to get something posted before the night ends. 


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cridutter Anonymous Challenge #32: All in the Family Challenge


Happy paper crafting to you!  Had a day off...and got alot of things done today!  Laundry, cleaned the house, met with a friend, studied for my bible class tonight and even got to make this cute gift bag for my daughter's birthday and am just barely making the cut off time for this challenge at Cricutter's Anonymous!  Wow...very product day!

Cricut Cartridges: Forever Young and Tags, Bags and More
Paper: Bazzill, DCWV, metalic paper (source unknown)
Ribbon: Michael's
Prima Flowers
Rhinestone brad: Stampin Up
Punch: Martha Stewart

Have a great rest of the evening!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC 64 and Stacey's Curtain Call Act 25 Challenges

Good Morning!

Thought I would post before I had to leave for work!  After 3 days of STORMY weather, it looks like today is going to be a nice spring day!

Finally a color combo I like!  The last color challenge was really difficult, because I didn't care for them.  It's kind of funny, it must be because I'm not eatting junk, but...when I saw the colors at Stacey's blog...all I could think of was an orange-cicle...I never even eat them! 

The sketch is from The Sweetest Sunday Sketch Challenge SSSC64 and Stacey's Curtain Call Act 25

Cricut Cartridge: Doodlecharms
Paper: Stampin Up and Martha Stewart
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Stamp: Stampin Up
Punch: EKSuccess
Ribbon: Michael's

I hope you have a creative day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

All Stampin Up!

Hi to all!

Just a quick post!  I wanted to share another card I did at my stamp night.  I just love the stenciling on old school, yet still looks new! 

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wow! What a card can do!

What do you get when you put a card at The My Pink Stamper Challenge?  A whole lot of traffic on your blog!!!  I can't believe how many visitors I've had and new followers.  Thank you so much for all your nice comments.  If I haven't been to your blog yet, I will be sneaking a peek soon.  It's just been a really great day, with Worship services and here, it's a great way to start the week!

I thought I would post a card that I did at my stamp night, a week or so ago.  My consultant has really cute ideas!  Love this clean and simple "springy" card.

Recipe:  All Stampin Up products

I just love those felt of course I bought them! :o)

I hope enjoy!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Pink Stamper - pink, green, black challenge

Hi Everyone,
I hope your day will be filled with day will be turning cloudy and raining soon...but it is California, so we always need the rain! 

Well, Robyn at MPS is doing a give away, but you have to do the challenge, something with pink, green and here's mine. 

Recipe:  Paper: Bazzill, Creative Memories, Martha Stewart, Stampin Up
             Cartridges: Stamping, Straight from the Nest
             Ribbon: Michael's
             Rhinestones: Bazzill
             Punch: EK Success


Friday, April 9, 2010

Bride and Groom Emergency Kit

Happy Friday!

It's a gorgeous evening, so warm and sunny!  Unfortunately it's going to be like winter for the weekend :(

Well I finally made the Bride and Groom Emergency Kit.  I got the idea from Sweet Teetle , check out her site, she has a lot of cute things!  I decided to make one for the bride and the groom and also tried to keep it simple.

 Contents:   Bride: water bottles, lint roller, wisp tooth brush, scope, breath savers, kleenex, germx, hair spray, bandaids, nail clippers, file, orange wood stick, clear nail polish, deodorant, sew kit, safety pins, cough drops. floss, tylenol, tums, make up oil blotters.
Groom: water bottles, lint roller, wisp tooth brush, scope breath savers, kleenex, germx, shave cream, razors, bandaids, nail clippers, file, deodorant, sew kit, safety pins, cough drops, floss, tylenol, tums.