Thursday, June 30, 2011

All American blog Hop

Hello ya'll and welcome to The ALL AMERICAN BLOG HOP hosted by Crazy About Cricut.
Hopefully you just came from visiting Simply Sweet by Sharon If not, please head over to see Jenny at to start from the beginning.

Thank you for joining us for the All American Blog hop!  We are sharing projects that celebrate anything American!  So anything like BBQ's, family picnics, 4th of July, or more.  Here's the project I made to share with you today.

CTMH: Circle Around Stamp Set & Playin Hard Stamp
CTMH: Fanfare Paper Collection
CTMH: Buttons
Helmar: Tape, zap dots, 450
Time Holtz: Vintage Photo
SU: Corner Punch
Michaels: Ribbon

So.. hope you liked my lay out as much as I do!! What is a blog hop with no blog candy??  I have some YUMMY HELMAR products for one lucky winner!!! All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment with your email address. (US RESIDENTS ONLY.. sorry) Wanna see it?? 
There are a couple of other GREAT prizes to win today!  You can win a Scrap 'n Tote!!  You can also enter to win this AWESOME prize pack from Post-it! 

To enter to win the prizes:
1. You must leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop.
2. Please be a follower of Crazy About Cricut
That's it!  Winners will be announced July 7th!

Thank you, now please head over to see Rock Girl Custom Designs AWESOME project!!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost or need to stop along the way:
                                               Lola @
Heather (but I go by Ruby on my blog, it's explained there) @

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My daughter and her friend crafting away!!!

Hello everyone and welcome back. :) I've not been feeling well so I have nothing to offer you in terms of craftiness, BUT... my daughter and her friend have had it going on. They had a  BLAST!!  
Here are some pics of what they made.  
Haylee(left) and Candace (my daughter) cleaning up a lil project with a file. 
Didn't they do GREAT!!!!  
They also made a Father's Day card and a charm bracelet using Shrinky Dinks!! They went to town with these lil charms!!!  
 BOTH of the cards were "inspired" by cards the girls found in one of my magazines. I apologize for not knowing which ones and am not able to give proper credit. 

So....  What do you think?? How about a couple silly pics?? LOL.. Ssshhh.. my daughter will kill me.. Enjoy.. 

Well, hope you enjoyed this post. Feel free to leave a lil love!! My daughter will LOVE comments!!! 
Thanks again for stopping by and ....
Happy Crafting!!! 



Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Blog Award

Hello ya'll and welcome to my blog. 
I was awarded a blog award from Anniebee's Craft Room. Annie is such a sweetie and a WONDERFUL crafter!! She does great work with Copics and is such an inspiration!! If you haven't visited her blog.. you REALLY should!! Go HERE !!  You won't be disappointed!!! 

So, with this award I have to tell you 7 things about myself and then pass it on to 8 other bloggers!!
Ok.. 7 things about me: 

1. I married my PRINCE CHARMING almost 6 years ago ( Sept 25, 2005) and would do it all again!!
2. My daughter is 11 years older than my son. ( Yep, I started ALL over) 
3. We ( hubby and I) have 5 kids ALL together. 
4. I am a Face Book JUNKIE!! 
5. I have watched the Casey Anthony Trial on TV or computer every day since jury selection. 
6. I am a collector of ANYTHING crafty!!! 
7. I have MANY online friends and a few that I talk to daily. I have met an online friend and we are GOOD friends!! 

Now.. the 8 blogs I want to pass this onto: 

Thank you to ALL for your continuous inspiration and support!! 
Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day card to match the mini

Hello everyone!! Welcome back!! Glad to have ya. :)  
So, I hope you saw my mini yesterday for my hubby and well, I had to make a card that matched. :)  I fought with this card for a while. I wanted it to be SIMPLE, MATCH the mini, and... have a MAN touch to it!! I think I captured them all in this card. Hope you like it. 
Colorbok Paper
SU: Whisper White
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo & Weathered Wood
Recollections: White flowers
SU: Pacific Point re-inker
CTMH: Create A Shade Paint
Gina K : Brad (center of flower) 
CTMH: Jute
Kinderstampo: Say It In Type Stamp Set
CTMH: State Of Mind Stamp Set
Helmar: 450, Scrap Dots, Crackle
Imaginisce: Bling
Metallic Rub Ons
( the tutorial for how to make the "DAD" embellie is linked on yesterday's post) 

So.. What do you think?? Hopefully hubby will like it!! 
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see ya again soon!!! 
Happy Crafting!!!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thankful Thursday DT time!!!

Hello everyone!!!  WELCOME to another Thankful Thursday!! Our DT project this week was to make something for Father's Day that was NOT a card. Well, Jenny really put us to the test with this one. Remember, you can play and have a chance to win the Thankful Thursday prize by visiting her blog and linking your project. What's the prize?? 
WOW Right???  Be sure to go to Crazy About Cricut's blog  and link your project!!! 

Now, onto my project. 

I made a lil mini album for my hubby using one piece of 12 X 12 paper for the base. My friend Glenda, at Paper Crafting Mania posted on our message board a couple videos and WOW.. I had to try the techniques. The video for the base fold can be found HERE !!!!  The video for the Sculpey clay can be found HERE!!!!  Let me just say... Gina K. ROCKS!!! 

Now, how about the recipe: 
Colorbok : ALL paper
Tim Holtz: Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo
EK Success: Punch
Sculpey: Tan 
Kinderstampo: Say It In Type & Grungy Inspiration
Premo: Metal Cutters
Metallic Rub Ons 
SU: Well Scripted Stamp Set
CTMH: Follow Your Dreams,  Felicity Set, Spring
Recollections: Paper Flowers (white)
SU: Pacific Point Re-Inker
CTMH: Sunkiss Yellow ink
CTMH: Create A Shade Paint 
Brads: Gina K
HELMAR: Acid Free Glue, 450, Scrap Dots, Tape Runner
Clear Embossing Powder
Imaginisce: Bling ( front of mini)

WOW!!! I think that is the longest list of supplies I have EVER had!!  So, don't forget to go visit Jenny's blog and check out the rest of the DT's projects!!!  I'd love any comments and if you have questions.. I'll be sure to get back with you as soon as possible!! 

Thanks for stopping by.. sorry for such a long post... Hope to see ya again..
Happy Crafting!!!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Are you a WINNER of the Teacher Hop??

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!! I am soo excited about the comments left on my blog for the teacher Blog Hop. There was sooo many inspirational projects done and I hope they gave you some GREAT ideas!! This hop meant alot to all of us in so many ways. So... Down to business.. Who won right??
Well... drum roll please.....
 The winner is.... 
Josie0602 said...Such a cute mini album!! I love the pages inside!!
Thank you Tracy for your sweet comments. I will be emailing you SOON. Please respond within ONE WEEK or I will have to choose another winner. 
Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments. I do enjoy reading EVERY ONE!!! 

Happy Crafting!!!



Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thank You To Our Teachers Blog Hop Day #3

Hey ya'll and welcome to Day #3 of our Thank You TO Our Teachers Blog Hop. Thank you all for stopping by during our week long THANK YOU TO OUR TEACHERS Blog Hop!!! This is the last project and I hope you have been inspired by all the projects you have seen thus far.
If you are here from Love Bug Creations  you are on the right track!!  If you want to start at the beginning of the hop.. please go HERE!!!

Zutter 6 X 6 covers
DCWV: Grade School Stack
Cricut Imagine: Hop Scotch & Imagine More Cards
Gypsy Font
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo
Helmar: 450 glue & Scrap dots
SU: Pear Pizazz, Real Red, White
Black CS: Michaels
Jolee's Boutique: Apples on tags
Ribbon ( variety of places)
Binding Rings
Now onto the talented  Lisa's Blog. I'm sure you will be inspired by her AMAZING work!!!
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win my blog candy. ( info on post on June 5, 2011) This is the 3rd and final chance to win the blog candy. So.. be sure to leave a comment along with your email so I can contact you if you win. This is open to US residents ONLY!! I will do the drawing on June 15, 2011. 
Thanks again for HOPPING by.. Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thank You to Our Teachers Blog Hop Day #2

Hello everyone and welcome back. So glad to have you. Today is project #2 for our " Thank You To Our Teachers" Blog Hop. If you came here from Love Bug Creations   then you are on the right track but if you just stopped by, thank you.To start at the beginning, please go to Jen's Blog.
( this card was also a Kinderstampo's first sketch challenge)

My lil man's teachers just LOVED their cards.
Now hop on over to  Lisa's Blog see what wonderful project she has to share!!

Don't forget to leave a comment on today's post as well for another chance to win the Cricut Imagine cart. ( US residents only.. sorry) There will be 3 posts and 3 chances to WIN!!! BE SURE to leave your email addy in case you win!! More info on the Teacher Blog Hop post dated 6/5/2011.

Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thank You to Our Teachers Blog Hop

Hello there and thanks for stoppping by the "Thank You To Our Teachers" Blog Hop. If you just stumbled upon my blog and want to start at the beginning, please go HERE . This will be a week long hop with 3 different projects from each blogger, so you won't want to miss anything!!!   The projects will be posted on the 5th, 8th, and 11th.
Teachers are our children's "other" mom's/dad's and they hold a special place in my heart. I am so excited to participate in this hop and give ideas of special lil gifts for our hard working teachers. They deserve soooo much!!  ( If any of my kiddos' teachers may be reading this... THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. )   Ok.. so, let's get this started.
I decided I wanted to make a cute lil frame. I have been having a blast with HELMAR Crackle and decided to add it to this frame. If you haven't tried Helmar products yet, you really should!!!

Frame: M's
DCWV: Grade School Stack
SU: Pear Pizazz & Real Red CS.
Cricut Carts: Cindi Loo, Doodle Charms, Create A Critter
Peachy Keen Stamps: Princess Faces
Gelly Roll White Pen
Stardust Gelly Roll Pen
Helmar Crackle, Helmar 450, Helmar Decoupage

Oh .. what is a blog hop without BLOG CANDY!!!  I am offering HOPSCOTCH. ( Cricut Imagine cart)
 Leave a comment on all 3 projects. They will be posted the 5th, 8th, and 11th for 3 chances to win this cart!!! BE SURE to leave an email so IF you win... I can contact you.  You will have one WEEK after I notify you to reply.. if no reply.. I will pick another winner. I apologize, but I can only send to US residents only.  I will do the drawing on JUNE 15th !! 
Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget to come back Wednesday for another project.  Now hop on over to  blog Lisa's Blog   and see what wonderful ideas she has for our teachers.

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

SUPER cute Kid card

Hello there and WELCOME BACK to my blog!! I have the CUTEST lil monkey card to show you today. I had a BLAST making it!! 
This card, and several others I previously blogged about, will be sent to a Navy ship man who has a wife and a 2 yr old son. I made the cards SIMPLE and as "flat" as possible so he could mail them back home to his lil guy. I hope this card brings a smile to your face. I know it does mine EVERY time I look at it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to your wonderful comments. 

Cricut Imagine: Hopscotch
Cricut: Create A Critter
Cardstock: Kraft-Michaels
Zoo-licious Stamp: Recollections Michaels
Joy's Life: Lots Of Pun stamp 
CTMH: Olive Ink
SU: Chocolate Chip& Close To Cocoa Inks
Water writer pen
Memento: Tuxedo Black
PKS: Everyday Character
White Signo Pen

So, what do you think? I hope lil man will LOVE this card when he gets it from his daddy. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful family. Lots more cards to come. :) If you would like to send me cards to mail to him along with mine.. please leave a comment and I will get with you. I plan on mailing a box once a month. 
Thank you for stopping by. Always glad to have you. 
 Happy Crafting!!!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Hey everyone and welcome to another THANKFUL THURSDAY!!! I am excited to have you and can't wait to show you my card. This week's project was to use the word man/ boy or a man/boy cut on our project. I saw a sketch from Kinderstampo and HAD to use it for this card!!My dad LOVES fishing and I thought hey.. this will be PERFECT for Father's Day!! ( we have an inside joke about girlie Vs "man" type cards so this is PERFECT!!!)

Imagine More Cards: Pattern Papers
Kraft CS : Michael's
Pink By Design: Just 4 Men Stamp Set
Nestabilities: Scalloped Circles Lg and Sm 
Inkadinkado Fish Stamp 

Thanks for stopping in. Be sure to go to Crazy About Cricut's Blog to link your project for a chance to win the Post It Prize Package. You can see it on her blog. 

Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Are you a winner???

Hey ya'll... Are you ready to see who won the drawing for the " Hero" blog hop and the "What's your Summer" blog spot?  I'm so excited!!! I have emailed BOTH of the winners!!! PLEASE respond within a WEEK or I will draw another name. Ok... 

     Drum roll please.......... 

     The winner of the "Hero" blog hop is : 
tnscrapper said...
Uh Tanya!!!!! THAT IS SUPER GORGEOUS!!!!! Girl you are rockin it! I am blown away. Did I mention that is AWESOME!!! Marilyn C. mmc123mac (at)yahoo (dot)com
The winner of the " Summer" blog hop is : 
mamawcindy said...
What a Cute Little NoteBook!!! My little Grandson would Love this. He Loves Dolphins. I'm sure the Little Girl who is going to get it,Will Love It!!!Have had such a good time seeing everyone's Creations. I'm already a follower. :0) cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com 
    PLEASE email me your addy so I can get these sent out SOON!! Thank you again for "hopping" by and commenting. 
     Happy Crafting!!

Fork & Spoon Imagine Card

Photobucket Hey ya'll and welcome back!! I have a cute lil card to share with you today. I just love the lil Fork & Spoon on the Better Together Cart. This was SUPER easy and can be used in SOOOO many ways!! I hope you like it. 
Cricut Imagine: Better Together
SU: Pacific Point
DMC Floss: Black
White gel pen
The paper are all printed on the Imagine( except the base).. I LOVE how the Imagine takes the guess work out of matching papers. I know I spend more time picking papers than anything!! How about you?? 
Thank you for dropping in. Hope to see ya again soon!!! 
Come back in a bit to see if YOU won my blog candy from the past 2 blog hops!!!  I'll be picking winners SOON!!! 

Happy Crafting!!!