Thursday, June 30, 2011

Had A Fun Shopping Day!

Hi!  I hope you are having a great week so far!  For most it's almost a 3 day weekend, I can't wait!  Yesterday I had a fun shopping day with some of my crafty friends Katie and Emma!  So I thought I'd share with you our silly day!

Emma's Mom, Katie, Emma, and Me

What you don't know is these "quick" pic's would take forever to take...Emma's mom had trouble with my camera!  I think Emma has better pictures from her camera. :)

I don't usually take pictures of my food but my water with lemon looked so refreshing and my steak salad looked sooo good I had to share!

I think this is in front of Beverly's, I miss not having one by me anymore!

Did you see Emma and her son in the background?  She "dragged" her boys with us...they were so good!  I don't think they complained about one thing!  They were AWESOME!  We also went to Walmart, Target and a local scrapbook store (not a great one), I'm very lucky to still have 2 great ones close to me in this economy!

I'm hoping to have a new post for you tomorrow with EAD Designs/Paper Smoochers July release, but it hasn't arrived yet!  If I get it today, I will have it up in the morning, otherwise I'll see Saturday!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamp Terrific Tuesday Challenge!

Hi! Welcome to Terrific Tuesday Challenge with Scrappy Moms Stamps!  This week we are using Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge.  No worries if you don't have it, just use something patriotic and you're golden!

Ok, before I show you by project, I need to warn you...this is not my best!  I had a lot of trouble coming up with something and then I just couldn't get it together.  Just a bad crafting day, so please be kind! lol!

Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge
welded 2 stars at 5.87 x 5.03
cut stars at 3.41 x 3.24, 3.78 x 3.24, 4.88 x 4.63, 5.30 x 5.03
plane cut at 2.74 x 2.81 and shadow to match
Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
tag cut .99 x 1.90
paper: We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill Cardstock
stickels, twine, pen

FREE SHIPPING on all orders til 6.30/2011!

Take a peek at what the other girls did...I know it's better that what I came up with!  :)


Monday, June 27, 2011

EAD Designs Monday Hop!

Happy Monday!  Welcome the EAD Design's Monday Hop!  You should have arrived here from the cute and creative Lauren!  If not you'll want to head to the start and leave a comment for everyone so you can be eligible for our give away!

Today's project I made two card gift packs and a little ribbon badge.  This was so quick and easy to make and great for a quick little hostess gift!

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
circle (white)
scallop circle (brown)
ribbon, white cardstock

Your next stop is the ubber cool Amy T!

Don't forget that EAD is offering...

and you still have a few more days to get the steal of the month...


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beach Party Blog Hop!

***if you are looking for the The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Hop featuring Cri-Kits, click Here!***

Welcome to the Beach Party Blog Hop hosted by Abby of Scrapbookaholic by Abby!  This is a HUGE Hop so I won't keep you long.  You should have arrived here from Maria Elena's blog, if you stopped by to say hi, you will want to head over to Abby's at the start.  Now on to my project...

Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge
label cut 11.70 x 11.24
Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge
chair cut 2.41 x 2.18
umbrella cut 3.25 x 3.25
Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge
sand cut 4.65 x 1.82
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge
tag cut 2.13 x 3.12
Nate's ABC Cricut Cartridge
letters cut at 1.59 high
shadow cut to match
paper: K & Co, American Crafts Cardstock
ink, ribbon, pen, rhinestones

Now for the blog candy!  All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win!
Good Luck!
*** Market Street Stamps "Punched Tin" background
*** Sakura (6pack Gelly Roll Glitter Pens)
*** Kich N Bleus Designs (Last Collection)
*** KaDoddle Bug Designs (Collection of Choice)

Your next stop is Kristen!

Just in case you get lost along the way!
*Liz You're here
*Kristin  Your next stop!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peek Day 5!

Welcome to Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peek Day 5!  I have been camping this past week and have just got home and had to go right back to work, so I'm a little sluggish and not very chatty!  I have two cards to share with you today, so let's get right to it!

Just Because Cricut Cartridge
pie cut 5.27 x 8.50
layers to match
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
tag cut 2.38 x 1.47
shadow cut 2.57 x 1/59
paper: October Afternoon, reflection, stampin up
ink, twine, button

Smiley Cards Gypsy Download
olive cut 5.88 x 7.11
Plantin Schoolbook  Cricut Cartridge
two oval welded together at 4.41 x 6.01 each
French Manor Cricut Cartridge
scallop oval cut 5.69 x 4.01

We R Memory Keepers paper, Papertrey Ink paper
ink, button, ribbon, twine

Scrappy Moms Stamps is still having FREE SHIPPING until June 30, 2011!  So you need to take advantage of the savings!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Queen's Royal Court Featuring Cri-kits Gel Pens!

Welcome to the Queen's Royal Court Hop featuring Cri-kits Gel Pens!  I'm so excited to show these pens,  I was so surprised just how easy these were to use too!  This is a very long post so I'm going to get right to it.  I also want you to know that this was the first time that I used Copics (I did this project prior to doing yesterdays post)!

The Cri-Kits gel pens are precision made for use in the Cricut and most other die cutting machines. When inserted in place of the blade cartridge, these pens can transfer any image to your paper. With 40 color choices, there is a color to match your latest project.

change cutting blade for pen holder

on my gypsy I created a Santa inside a blackout frame (Christmas gypsy download)

stampin up paper (I wanted a stamp quality paper)

push cut as normal, but it will draw out the image instead

I wanted the frame drawn too, so when I cut out the frame layer with colored paper, it would layer properly
(do not unload mat)

delete santas, or if you want to keep this file, then create another layer in the gypsy in the exact place

I deleted the santa's.  still don't unload mat. carefully change the pen holder and return cutter. if you don't delete the santa it will cut over it.

cut just the frame.  then cut a frame layer in gold.  I used copics to color and Martha Stewart tinsle for the hat.

Christmas gypsy download
paper: DCWV, Stampin Up
crinkle ribbon, bells

Cri-Kits has generously donated two prizes!
Queen's Grand Prize:

The winner will receive, all 42 gel-pens and a magnetic holder.

Royal Court DT Prize:

The winner will receive, 12 gel-pens of your choice, the swirl pens, and a magnetic holder.

All you have to do, to be entered to win is:

1. Become a fan of CRI-Kits on Facebook.

{Post: Liz's Paper Loft sent you!  (worth ONE entry)

2. Post a link to this blog post from facebook or your blog. (worth ONE entry)

3. Visit the CRI-Kits website and comment on what product you like to have.
(worth ONE entry)

4. Pre-Order the MAR-Kits products from our Cri~Kits Site and receive
{TWO entries} for the prize or grand prize.

5. Visit each of the blogs in the hop this week and leave a comment. (worth ONE entry per blog)

Monday: The Queen

Tuesday: Ruthie

Wednesday: Cristi

Thursday: Liz ( that's me)

Friday: Jenny

Saturday: Raven

Sunday: Kassidy

The Cri-Kit people have also given us a discount code! If you would like to purchase anything from their site, use the code THE QUEEN and you will get a 5% discount, on any purchase of $30 or more.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps Sneak Peek Day #4!

Welcome to Scrappy Moms Stamp Sneak Peek Day #4!  Today I have two cards to share with you.  The first one I used I have to warn you that this is only the second project that I have ever done with them.  (I have a lot to learn!) Tomorrow project I will be showing you the first project I did.  I know a little backwards, but I did tomorrows about 2 weeks ago.   I'm so excited for tomorrow post, I will be showcasing something new to me!  Now on to today's projects!

Preserves Cricut Cartridge
Gypsy Wanderings
Echo Park , American Crafts, Papertrey Ink
ribbon, buttons

Rock Princess Cricut Cartridge
Gypsy Wanderings
We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts Cardstock
stickle, wire ribbon, toothpicks

Don't forget that Scrappy Moms is offering FREE SHIPPING until June 30 on all orders!