Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Hoppy Frog Card

Hello and Happy Leap Day!!!  :)  I wanted to make a card for my friend Debbie because she is going through some medical stuff and she will be back to work on Friday...  I hope this card makes her "hoppy"!  I have had a ton of stuff going on lately!!!!  Oh my goodness!  I am now on 3 different Design Teams, so I am trying to make sure that I get all of the things done for those!  I am also really busy at work because we have parent/teacher conferences next week and report cards are due!!!  YIKES!  My sister and I (and my niece, Chloe) wanted to go bowling  yesterday, but it was a league night, so we are going to try and go on Friday...  I need to do something to let off some steam and take it easy!  :)  Anywho, here is my card...

Perfect Sentiments- anything goes, use a die cut
Papercraft Star- use a frog

Create a Critter- lily pad cut at 3.12", frog cut at 2.53"
Cuttlebug- spots and dots, swiss dots
My Pink Stamper Stamps- Even More Punnylicious
Googly eyes

That's it everyone!  This was a super easy card to make...  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blog Award!!!! :)

Hello everyone! I am so excited because my wonderful friends Nita @ & Amy @ have passed this awesome blog award onto me!  I am so honored, and I am so excited that Nita & Amy thought of me!  Thank you so much ladies!!!!!  :)  They are truly some of the best bloggy friends that I could ever ask for!  They are always encouraging, leave comments on everything, and they always inspire me with their amazing creations!  :)  It's a really cute award too, and it's my favorite color (green)! 

Here are the terms under which this 'Green Blend Award" are to be given.

1.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped your blog in any and all ways.

2.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.

3.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.

4.) This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

5.) Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of Choice.

6.) Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7.) Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing. 

I'm passing this wonderful award onto:


I added a few more than 3-5 since I was given this award by 2 wonderful friends!  I could have kept going and going because I have met so many wonderful friends through this blogging experience...  You all encourage and inspire me everyday!  :)  Thanks again Nita & Amy!!!!

P.S.  I have added Linky Followers to my blog!  Would love for you to follow me on there!!!  :)

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Card

Hello everyone!!!  Today marks the second challenge over at Krafty GirlsThe challenge this week is Feelin' Lucky?- create any project (layout, 3D object, card, etc.) using a St. Patrick's Day theme...  This was a really fun card to make because I love green!!!  It also allowed me to use some of my new crafting supplies, which is always fun!  Thanks to everyone who linked up a project in our first challenge...  I know we were all excited to see you join in and your projects were awesome!  I hope everyone will stop by the Krafty Girls blog and link up your St. Patrick's Day project!  Looking forward to seeing what you create!  :)

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

Creative Cutter Room- shaped cards
Made Especially For You- use stitching

Paper Doll Dress Up- shamrock cut at 5.59"
Simply Charmed- rainbow/cloud cut at 2.88"
Cuttlebug- polka dots
Peachy Keen Stamps- Everyday Character Face Assortment
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Spring Fling
Blue gel pen
White gel pen

I feel so LUCKY that you stopped by and visited me!!!  Hee, hee.....  :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thanks a Latte Card

Hello everyone!!!  I am so excited to be a Guest Designer over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!  :)  This is one of my favorite challenge blogs because they want you to use a Cricut cut on each project...  That is right up my alley because I use the Cricut on almost every single thing I make!  :)  The challenge this week is to use lace or ribbon on your project (along with at least one Cricut cut).  This card is going to be given to my friend Devi from Diddles & Dumplings because she did this amazing bloggy makeover for me, and I couldn't love it more!  I wish I could give her a "latte" more than this card, but she knows it was made with tons of love!  :)  I hope you will all join in the challenge this week over at FCCB...

Be sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!!  :)

Love You a Latte- cup cut at 8.53"
Cuttlebug- polka dots, forest branches
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Freshly Brewed
Distress Ink- vintage photo

There it is everyone!  Hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!!!  :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

CHAIRished Friend Card

Hello everyone!!!!  I am really enjoying my 4-day weekend!!!  If this were a normal Friday I would be on my lunch break right now, but instead I was able to craft all morning!!!!  YAY!  Here is a card that I made to enter into a few challenges...  I was finally able to use my new Joy's Life stamps, and I couldn't wait to use this sentiment!  I also just bought the Love You a Latte cartridge (I know, what took me so long!), and this chair fits the stamp perfectly!   Can't wait to send this card to someone....  I do have the best friends and family, so I'm sure I'll be able to find a reason to give this away!  :)

**Be sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!  :)

Sentimental Sundays- shaped card w/ sentiment on front
Frosted Designs- brads and/or eyelets
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge- a card for a friend
FCCB- use a pun (I LOVE puns)
Cardz TV- use real or faux stitching

Love You a Latte- chair cut at 5"
Everyday Paper Dolls- pillow cut at 2.26 x 4.49" & 1.90 x 3.78"
Cuttlebug- ornate flourish (The Paper Studio)
Joy's Life Stamps- You're So Punny
Peachy Keen Stamps- Everyday Character Face Assortment
Glossy Accents
Mini button brads

There you are all of my CHAIRished friends!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Conversation Hearts Valentine Coupons

Hello everyone!!!  I hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day yesterday!  My day was wonderful!  My students were so adorable, and they could hardly wait until after lunch to pass our their Valentines!  They kept asking me all day if it was time...  They showered me with gifts, and I felt really spoiled!!!  One of my kids said that "I spoil them, and they spoil me"!  How cute!  :)  I then went up to my parents and had a nice dinner with my family....  Can't complain about that!

Yesterday I was doing a candy heart graphing activity with my students and the idea for this Valentine popped into my head!  It was like a beautiful candy lightbulb going off over my head, and I don't care that Valentine's Day is over, I had to make it!!!! :)  On the back of the little hearts I would write down little love notes, or coupons that you can give to your sweetie!  For example, I would write "good for one movie night of your choice", etc....  Hope you enjoy!!! 

Be sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!  :)

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop- use red, a circle, pink ribbon, more than 1 MPS stamp, a die cut
The Cuttlebug Spot- use hearts and a stamp
Little Scrap Pieces- anything your heart desires
Die Cuttin' Divas- choose at least two of these colors: red, pink, white, black
Celebrate the Occasion- Valentine's, use a heart
Paper Playtime- Cricut creation with hearts or love theme

Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More- box cut at 4.18"
Create a Critter- candy hearts cut at 2.18", heart window cut at 2.12"
Paisley- "sweetheart" cut at .61"
Doodletype- "for my" cut at .69"
Mini Monograms- scalloped circle cut at 3.06", red circle cut at 3.31"
Cuttlebug- doodle hearts (on the transparency), swiss dots
My Pink Stamper Stamps- Love-alicious
Pink ribbon
Transparency film

Okay everyone!!!  Hope you enjoyed my little coupon idea!  :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Krafty Girls Challenge Number 1 and Blog Hop!!!

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!  Welcome to my lil' ol' blog!  I am so excited to be a part of the Krafty Girls DT, and I'm super excited that today is the first challenge!!!  The challenge is to create a card, 3D item, scrapbook page, etc. that represents the place that you're from/live.  I live in California, so this is the card I made to represent some of my favorite things about living here!  California has soooo many things to offer (deserts, agriculture, some really big cities), but I chose to represent what I love most: a big redwood tree, the ocean, and (of course) Mickey Mouse because I love going to Disneyland!!!  I also added twine around the state, this represents the area of California where I live!  Hope you enjoy and I can't wait to see what all of you create over at Krafty Girls!!!  :) 

Do not forget to enter my awesome GIVEAWAY!!!!!

A7 sized card (10 x 7" paper folded in half) Zooballoo- waves cut at 1.24" (I welded them to a rectangle on my Gypsy so they would be taller)
50 States- state of California cut at 5.94", "California" cut at 1"
Gypsy Wanderings- sun cut at 3"
Create a Critter- "sunny" cut at 2.41"
Disney Princess Dreams Come True- pine tree cut at 3.12"
Mickey and Friends- Mickey cut at 2.76"
Cuttlebug- d'vine swirls, forest branches
K. Andrew Stamps- Positive Thoughts
MS Glitter- crystal fine

Hope you liked your visit to California, hee hee!  :)  Here's the Blog Hop order if you need it!  :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

More Exciting News!!!!

Krafty Girls

Well everyone!  I have more exciting news to share with you!!!!  Not only did I have an amazing 30th Birthday yesterday (I will try to post pictures later), I have also made the Krafty Girls Design Team!!!!!  YAHOOO!!!!  I have been wanting to shout this from the rooftops, but I had to keep it a secret for a while!  Now the cat's out of the bag!  There will be a Blog Hop and the first challenge on February 14th!  :)  Be sure to check it out, you won't want to miss out on the fun!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!  :)  See you soon!

Krafty Girls

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stud Muffin Valentine Card

Hey everyone!!!  I  hope you are all having a great week so far....  I am getting very excited that my birthday is on Friday!  I'm enjoying the last few days of my 20's!  :)  My mind has been on stud muffins lately, so this card just popped into my brain!  As you know, I love puns, so this card was really fun to make!  :)  I'm excited to find myself a wonderful stud muffin and give him this card!!!!  Hee hee....  Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!  :)

Sentimental Sundays- Feel the Love
My Sheri Crafts- love, use at least 2 hearts
My Craft Spot- Valentine's
The Kraft Journal- love
Frosted Designs- use ribbon and/or twine
FCCB- use a heart
Scrappy Moms Stamps- use hearts
The Sweet Stop- use the sketch

5" square card
Create a Critter- muffin cut at 2.41", hearts cut at  1.08" & .85"
Cuttlebug- mesh texture (The Paper Studio)
Peachy Keen Stamps- Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment
TPC Studio- Hugs and Kisses Stamp Set
Sentiment from my computer- Smiley Monster font at size 16
DCWV- The Guy Stack
Glossy Accents

Well, there it is!  Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!  :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A "mice" Thank You Card

Hey everyone!!!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!  I know that I need to stop playing in my craft room and start doing dishes, dusting, etc.....  I didn't do any housework yesterday because I was hanging out at my parents house...  It was fun and I love going up there, so that's okay that housework had to take a backseat!  :)  Hope you guys enjoy the card I made for you today and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!  :)

Die Cuttin' Divas- anything goes
My Craft Spot- anything goes
D.L. Art- Thankful Thursday challenge, use red and glitter
Celebrate the Occasion- thank you card & use punch (border punch)
Mojo Monday- use the sketch

4.25" Square Card
Mickey and Friends- Minnie Mouse cut at 2.53"
Cuttlebug- seeing spots, swiss dots
Sentiment from my computer- Mr. & Mrs. Popsicle font at size 16
Stickles- Christmas red
Polka dot ribbon
Stampin' Up scalloped border punch

There it is everyone!  This one was pretty simple to put together, and I have definitely been in need of some thank you cards lately!  Have a great weekend!  :)