Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wacky Wednesday with Paula

   Well, it's Wednesday and you know what that means... WACKY WEDNESDAY COLOR CHALLENGE WITH PAULA !! Woot Woot!!!  She has a NEW Wed sponsor Scrapbooks n Stuff. I just had to go check them out.. of course!!!  Well, I think you should go see their AWESOME prices yourself. You won't be disappointed!!!
    Ok, now onto my contribution to this challenge. I originally wanted to use the Cartridge Challenge Chaos card I made to go for this challenge as well, but... I changed my mind. Hey, we can all do that right? I wasn't too sure about this card at first, but it is growing on me.
                                               SU! Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz
                                               M.S. Holidays Key and Heart mat pad
                                               Recollections Heart Punch
                                               Stamps : Pink By Design Love Always
                                                             Peachy Keen Critter Faces Med
                                               Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye, CTMH Bubblegum
                                                              SU Pear Pizzazz
                                               Ribbon: SU! Certainly Celery
                                               White Gel Pen
                                               Stickles: Cotton Candy
                                               Stardust Jelly Roller
                                               Bow Easy
                                               Pop Dots
                                               Create A Critter:  Turtle cut @ 2.14
                                                                           Stamp   @ .53
                                                                           Heart    @ 1.71

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PCM Color Challenge and Paula's Cricut Cartridge Chaos

     Hey everyone!! I'm SOO tickled with this card and challenged myself to use the colors for the Color Challenge for Paper Crafting Mania  and incorporate the colors into Paula's Cricut Cartridge Chaos . As we all know, crafting time can be limited when you have 4 kiddos and a hubby. :)  This card will be for my lil man, Colton, who LOVES his nanas. :)  I hope this card makes you smile as much as it does me.
                                                            Aren't they just CUTE!!!
                                          SU! Barely Banana CS, Soft Suede, Whisper White
                                          PTI : Lemon Tart CS
                                          Bazzill: Piglet
                                          DCWV: Sweet Stack
                                          Ink: SU! Pear Pizazz
                                          Stamps:  Peachy Keen stamps Princess Faces & Snow Cuties
                                                         Stampendous- Changitodos
                                          White Gel Pen
                                          Stardust Gel Roller Pen
                                          Blending Chalk 
                                          Pop Dots
                                          Create A Critter. cut @ 3.75 

                                                         Happy Crafting!!!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Paula's Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge

    WOW!!! I'm on a ROLL!!!

  So, I planned to do this challenge the other day, but totally spaced and used the Create A Critter cartridge.. soooo.. I used that card for the Color Challenge at PCM.   Today I thought I would do the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge over on Paula's blog. This card just so happens to also be the colors for the Thursday Scrap Challenge at PCM as well. OMG.. I am GOOD..  hehe...
   I just LOVE all the projects everyone has done already!!! Such creative ladies!!!  Here is my card/gift card holder. Yes, I did incorporate the gift card challenge from yesterday into this challenge. I really love that holder!! ..
                                              SU! Choc Chip and Whisper White CS(scraps)
                                              Pink CS from my scraps
                                              Pattern Paper from my scraps
                                              Stamps: Pink By Design "Love Always"
                                                           CTMH " follow your heart"
                                                           Peachy Keen Stamps: Princess Asstmt
                                                                                       Basic Paper Doll Asstmt
                                              Inks:  CTMH  Bubblegum
                                                        Memento Black
                                             Stickles: Cotton Candy
                                             CTMH red embossing powder
                                             Inkadinkado Chalk
                                             Pop Dots
                                             Bow Easy
                                             Sheer Ribbon from Walmart
                                             Recollections punch ( Michaels)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wacky Wednesday with Paula..

  Hey ya'll!!

  I usually don't have time to do other challenges, but when I saw this challenge, I had to give it a try. I totally LOVED the gift card holders the ladies made and had to give it a try!! I saw Meriah's  holder and WOW!! I had to check it out!!  Momo did a video to show how to make this and as easy as it was.. I LOVED it even more!!! So, here is my gift card holder. :) Hope you like it as much as I do.

                                                    SU Real Red and Whisper White Card Stock
                                                    Red Satin ribbon ( from my stash)
                                                    Pattern paper from M.S. Holidays Valentine Mat Stack
                                                    Frosted Lace Stickles
                                                    M.S.  punch
                                                    Pop dots
                                                    Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen
                                                     1" circle punch
                                                     Create A Critter Cartridge
                                                     SU Close to Cocoa ink
                                                     CTMH distressing tool
                                                     Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Color Challenge Tuesday!!!!

  Hey ya'll.. Another Tuesday brings another Color Challenge Tuesday over at Paper Crafting Mania. Oh.. and guess what... We have a NEW HOME!!! So.. help us build it back up!! We would LOVE to invite you to come hang out.. join in on our challenges..

 Ok.. back to todays Color challenge...  Today is a Pick 3 day.. So, of these colors, you pick 3 of them and MAKE SOMETHING!! It can be a Lay Out, Card, ANYTHING!!! The colors are:  Pink, black, silver, white, kraft...  Here is my project.. Can't wait to see your project!!

                                                   Lamb : Create A Critter Cart cut at 3.12
                                                   Pattern Paper: m.S Holidays Keys to My Heart
                                                   Pink C.S :  Bazzill (piglet)
                                                   Kraft CS :  PTI
                                                   White CS : PTI
                                                   Silver CS : PTI
                                                   Black: from my scraps
                                                   Sentiment:  MPS More Punnylicious
                                                   Peachy Keen Stamp: Princess Assortment
                                                   Glistening Snow Writer
                                                   Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:Strawberry Shortcake
                                                   Martha Stewart Punch
                                                   Signo White Pen
                                                   Memento Ink: Black
                                                   DMC Floss: White

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I'm a WINNER!!!

  Well, the past week has been nothing but CHAOS and DRAMA!!! Some of you may know I was trying to win a Cricut Imagine through Jinger Adam's Facebook Contest. Well, I decided Wednesday, before the BIG reveal of the winners day, that I was already a WINNER!!! I got 4 new friends !!! Now, had I not joined this contest, I would have probably not crossed paths with these ladies. So.. THANK YOU to my new friends! I am TICKLED PINK to have you!!

   So.. did I win anything else?? YES!!! I did win 2nd place and the prize is the CRICUT CAKE !!!!  I am excited to play with a new toy!!

   Here is the winner list : (copied and pasted from Jinger's FB page)

IMAGINE MACHINE - Kimi Lash CremerIMAGINE MACHINE Circle member- Candace Pelfry
      2nd place:
Cake Mini Machine- Tanya Stilwel
Cake Mini Machine Circle Member - Janet Kilgo
      3rd Place: (I'm a softie)
New Cuttlebug Machine - Melody Stahl
New Cuttlebug Machine Circle Member - Karen Adamczyk
      Honorable mentions - New Disney Classics Cartridge
Dawn Gains
Lisa Burns
      Random winners of the 50 Cricut gift cards-
Elizabeth West
Leslie Fisher

Thank you Pricilla England for leaving some general nice supportive comments throughout the contest.... For that You win an IMAGINE machine.

  Thank you ALL who voted for me!!  I did a drawing as well for a $20 gift card. I wanted to PASS ON my winning to one of the supportive people who helped me. I wrote everyone's name down and  the winner was announced on my FACE BOOK page.... CARLA RAMSEY!!!   

  Now that this contest is over I hope to be back to crafting and updating my blog more. Thank you all for being so patient during this HECTIC week!!! 

    Hugs...  Tanya

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday Color Challenge

   Hello everyone!!!  I apologize for being late with this. All the "excitement" with the contest ( see details on last post) has kept me busy.

   The color challenge colors are:  dark blue, light blue, kiwi kiss(green).. The colors do NOT have to be exact, just as close as you can get. :)  Well, here is my card...

  As you see, it is  "Valentines-y" I wanted something different for my hubby this year. So.. what do you think??   Happy Crafting!!!  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Jinger Adams ..

  WOW!!! The contest on Jinger Adam's Face Book page is off with a GREAT start!! She is certainly getting close to her goal of 5000 " LIKES". I decided I would try to win this contest, or at least give it a good try.  I am soo excited about the support I have received from so many people!!   Jinger posted this on her Face Book 24 hours ago :  "

So here are a few of the people who are in the running for the 1st and 2nd prizes. Written in no particular order, Kimi Cremer, Candace Pelfry, Tanya Stilwell, Janet Kilgo, Karen Adamczyk, Catherine Serra, Dawn Gaines, Lupe Ortiz. If I didnt list your name no worries, there is still alot of time to send friends and win, You have until Jan. 14th    "  

  Thank you ALL for your help!!!  I am still hoping I will have help for the next few days to keep me in the running.  I will do a drawing for a $20 gift card IF I WIN!!!  The card can be for any place the winner would like!!! Nope, not just a crafty place online!!! So, if you helped me out and are not a crafter and you win my drawing ( IF I WIN) you can choose Walmart or Target or some other place I have here locally. :)  I am soo excited and thankful for ALL YOUR HELP!!! So.. PLEASE send your friends to help me out!! I'd LOVE to win and I'd LOVE to pass the win on to someone else as well!!! How awesome is that?? 




Friday, January 7, 2011

PLEASE help me win!!!

  Hey everyone!!!

 Most of you know Jinger Adams ( spokesperson for PC). She has appeared on HSN several times for releases of Provo Craft items. Well, she has a.. for the lack of a better word, contest going on. She is trying to reach 5000 "LIKES" on her Face Book page and well.. check this out.    (copied and pasted from Jinger's Face book page)

"  Lets get this new year started! The Cricut Circle and I have teamed up for an awesome contest. I have alot of things to announce about PC the next few weeks and I want the word to get out to as many people as possible,
So...If my fan page can hit 5000 "Likes" by next Friday! The person who sends the most friends here will win a IMAGINE. I will also give another IMAGINE to the circle member who sends the most people. The person in 2nd place for sending the most friends here will win the new Cake Mini, and of course, the circle member in 2nd place will also win the Cake Mini.  Last but not least, I will also give away 2 $50 Gift cert. to for 2 random winners. Lets roll peeps

Send all your friends to this site and make sure they leave your name so you can be entered to win, win, win. Its a party at Provo Craft this year and I want everyone on board "

   So, I'd LOVE to win this but I NEED your help!!! Go to JINGER ADAMS  Facebook Page and Click LIKE then go to her wall and tell her..  TANYA STILWELL sent me!!! I would be ever go GRATEFUL!!!  Thank you !!!    

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Color Challenge Tuesday at PCM

   Hey everyone!!!  Today is Tuesday so.. COLOR CHALLENGE TUESDAY over at Paper Crafting Mania
I have quite a bit of GIRL birthday cards this month so what better colors that :  pink, yellow, white!!  

  For anyone who may be interested in a small friendly group of ladies to chat with and help motivate AND get inspired...  feel free to join PCM.  Like i said.. we are a VERY small group, but always looking to add more friends. ;) 

  Well, here is my card. I'm not sure why the yellow sentiment looks so bright.  Don't you just LOVE Peachy Keen faces??  Have fun!!! Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Peachy Keen and The Deleted Emails...

  Well, today was the first day back to school for my kiddos after the holidays and WOW was it hard getting up for me!!!  My lil man usually gets up at the crack of dawn, but, being 6:30am.. no sunlight yet. He was sooo grumpy and didn't want to go. :(   Long story short.. I picked him up at 10:45am and he was in such a GREAT mood. He had a super day and was excited to see me. We got home.. played a bit.. then he took a nap and I went to craft.

  So.. I went to work on a few cards. I am making some cards for a few friends that I have grown to love dearly and as a token of my appreciation for their friendship.. am sending a card and a lil surprise. :)  You never know when you may never talk to or see the people you care about so.. wanted to express my "thankfulness" for their friendship. ;)  I've been making flowers and WOW.. I ROCK!!! ;)  I'm sure I'm just a lil partial. I will post a photo after the receiver gets them. 

  I decided to take a lil break and go visit one of my FAVORITE online stamp stores...  PEACHY KEEN STAMPS. ( Don't you just love them?)  This is the luck I have had thus far this year:

   So, in November I won a gift certificate to Peach Keen Stamps. Yay me right!! Well, trying to keep the PAPER out of landfills and such.. I DIDN'T print the email I received with the code to get the stamps.  ( they give a YEAR to use it... how AWESOME is that) Well.. I go to my email to find ALL my inbox emails are GONE!!! Yes.. EVERYTHING!!! :( I contacted PKS via email and they were kind enough to send another code!!! Thanks sooo much Angelica( and EVERYONE at Peachy Keen Stamps) .. Your customer service has ALWAYS been AWESOME!!! I was really sure I was out of luck!! I am totally THANKFUL!! I have TOTALLY learned a lesson.. I PRINTED the email with the code!! I have also lost EVERY password and log in that was saved in my email. :(  I lost receipts, confirmation emails, EVERYTHING!!! So.. I will print or write EVERYTHING down!!!  I am going back to the OLD SCHOOL way= piles of papers!!!

   Thank You Peachy Keen Stamps ... 



Sunday, January 2, 2011

First project of the year

  Hey everyone!! Welcome back!! I totally HOPE to keep you coming back as I keep up with my blog. So, be ready for some projects as I work HARD to post regularly!!

  Having said that... I did my first project of the New Year last night. We will go visit my husband's grandma today and I wanted to make her something special. I got the YourStory for Christmas and LOVE it!! It is soo easy and when paired with my Cricut... the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!   ( you don't have to use photos, you can cut cardstock and use that to make a book)

   I used the Cuttlebug Swirls folder before I did anything!! As I was printing photos, I pulled out my DEAR friend, GYPSY, and started figuring out my design for the front. I used the Mother's Day 2010 solutions cartridge for the cuts. The ribbon is from My Favorite Things. I bought this ribbon OVER a year ago and am FINALLY using it. I used pop dots on the "grandma" to add extra dimension.

  I hope I have inspired you to take the plunge. ;)  I do LOVE my YourStory and can see me using it OFTEN!!  ( teacher gifts, last minute gifts, etc)

   So, what do you think of it?