Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hangin' With My Peeps Card

Fantabulous Cricut post is HERE.

Joy's Life post is HERE.

Hello everyone!!!!  Today is another fun challenge over at Krafty Girls!  YAY!!!  The challenge this week is For Peep's Sake!- create a project for Easter.  I had so much fun making this card!!!  I love spring time (even though that means summer is approaching!)....  I love all of the cute spring decor items at the stores, the longer hours of daylight, planting my garden, and all of the little baby animals!  I think that little chicks are one of the cutest things on this planet!   They just scream "spring" to me!  I do not like them once they are grown up, though....  Roosters kind of freak me out a little bit...  Those claws are just too much!  I almost had a rooster run into my classroom one day, and I just know that he was enjoying watching me squirm!  Wow, I can't believe I just admitted all of that....  Okay, on to the card!  :)

A2 sized card
Create a Critter- chicks cut at 2.53", egg cut at 3.24", grass in front of egg cut at 1.24"
Simply Charmed- chick cut at 2.29"
Everyday Paper Dolls- grass border cut at 5.35" (I welded it to a rectangle)
Cuttlebug- swiss dots, mesh texture (The Paper Studio)
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Spring Fling
Peachy Keen Stamps- Critter Faces SET A Medium

I want to thank all of my peeps for stopping by!  Hope you'll join us in the Krafty Girls challenge this week!!!  :)

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

Whimsical Designs- celebrate spring
Frosted Designs- grid (my embossing)
Sentimental Sundays- Easter/spring, plus a sentiment

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wool You Be Mine Card

Hello and happy Monday everyone! 

For the Joy's Life post click HERE.
It is my design team week over at Fantabulous Cricut!!!  The challenge this week is #104- Out Like a Lamb: create a project that incorporates a gentle animal (such as a puppy, lamb, kitten, etc.)...  I was having the hardest time coming up with an idea for this one!  I don't know what was going on, but it was a major case of crafter's block!  Once the idea did pop into my head, I was so excited and I like how it turned out...  :) 

Create a Critter- sheep cut at 3.94", banner cut at 1.63 x 5.59" & 2 x 6.88" (I ended up cutting part of it off), bow tie cut at 5.94"
My Pink Stamper Stamps- More Punny-licious
Peachy Keen Stamps- Cute & Cuddly 1/8th inch faces
Fuzzy Fun Flock- cotton ball white
Glossy Accents

Hope you like my fuzzy little sheep!  Enjoy this beautiful spring day!  :)  Would love for you to head over to Fantabulous Cricut and join in on this fun challenge!

I am also going to enter this into the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge- Just cards, use faux stitching.

Birthday Wishes Card

Hello everyone!  It's another design team day for me at Joy's Life!  :)  I am having so much fun being on this design team!  The stamps are so fun to work with, and I love the set I used today (Everyday Occasions) because you can mix and match so many different sayings...  The challenge today was to make a card that moves...  I decided to break out my brand new Action Wobbles and give them a try!  Man, they really do shake around a lot!!!!  I love them!  I decided since this card has movement, I would keep the other details simple... 

A2 sized card
Birthday Bash- dog cut at 4.41"
Mini Monograms- circle & scalloped circle cut at 2.53"
Joy's Life Stamps- Everyday Occasions
Stickles- cotton candy, lime green
Action Wobble

That's it everyone!  Hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!!!  :)

P.S.  I also wanted to give a huge thank you to Diana @ D.L. Art & Georgiana @ Carson's Creations for passing along the Versatile Blogger Award to me!  These ladies are very talented, sweet bloggy friends and I am honored that they thought of me!  You can see my original post for this award HERE.  Thanks again ladies!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Blog Hop Candy Winner!!!

Hello and happy Friday everyone!!!!  I am so glad that it's Friday!  The week after a vacation is always tough, then you add in two field trips, and things get really crazy!  I had a really good time with the kiddos on both field trips... I took 20 K-4 graders to McDonald's after the Poetry & Prose event (and trust me, you get some crazy looks walking in with that many kids lined up behind you like ducklings)!  :)  They were all so well behaved, and all of them scored "Superior"!  I am also excited that the Hunger Games movie is out!  Can't wait to go see that this weekend!  I also want to see the new Will Ferrell movie, but I just need to find someone to go with who is as equally twisted as I am (I'm actually quite sure I know a few people that fit that description)!  :)  Anywho, enough rambling here! 

The winner of the St. Patrick's Day blog hop Michael's gift card is.....

#64- Maria!!!!!

Congratulations Maria!  I've already sent you an e-mail with more details!  Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us during the blog hop....  It was so much fun!  Look out for another blog hop in April, there will be more awesome ideas, and more giveaways!  :)  See you soon!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pirate Birthday- Twisted Easel Card

Hello everyone!  Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far...  Today I am taking a group of kids to a Poetry and Prose event about 45 minutes away from my school.  I am also taking them out to eat at McDonald's afterwards.  Then tomorrow, I am going to be taking my class on a field trip... We are going to watch a movie at the movie theater!  I hope I'm strong enough for this!  Just kidding, I actually have a pretty good bunch of kiddos this year...  Anywho, it's my design team day over at Joy's Life.  Our challenge this week was to create a card with an interesting fold...  I have made one of these twisted easel cards before, and I thought it would be fun to make another one!  :)  The video I watched is HERE...  Hope you enjoy!

Wrap it Up- pirate ship cut at 4.29"
Paper Doll Dress Up- pirate boy cut at 2.88"
Sweet Treats- party hat cut at 1.12"
Once Upon a Princess- cupcake cut at 1"
Zooballoo- waves cut at 1.24" (I welded them to a rectangle to make them taller)
Cuttlebug- swiss dots, d'vine swirls
Joy's Life Stamps- You're So Punny
Peachy Keen Stamps- Everyday Character Face Assortment

Hope you liked this, and that you'll head over to Joy's Life DT Blog to see more interesting fold cards using her awesome stamps!  OH, and Joy has just come out with 4 new stamp sets that you just have to see!  I'll give you a peek right here, and you can see all of her sets by clicking HERE...  :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop!!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day & Top o' the mornin' to everyone!!!!  Welcome to the Joy's Life Design Team St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop (wow, that's a mouthfull)!!!!  :)  If you just hopped here from Ashley, then you are on the right track! 

Today I have a lucky, little Leprechaun card to share with you!  I used the Joy's Life "You're So Punny" Stamp set...  I LOVE this stamp set!!!  All of her stamp sets are amazing, but I have a soft spot for puns!  :)

Simply Charmed- pot of gold cut at 2.88", leprechaun cut at 3.35"
Joy's Life Stamps- You're So Punny
Peachy Keen Stamps- Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment
Stickles- star dust
Green embossing powder

****  Now, what would a blog hop be without some CANDY?!?!?!  I will be giving away a bit of treasure on this beautiful St. Patrick's Day...  Let's do a Michael's gift card!!!  For a chance to win, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post!  Easy enough, huh?!?! 

Okay, you're next stop on the hop is Jennie!  Thanks for stopping by!!!!  :)
Here's the blog hop order, in case you need it! 
Joy: http://joyslife.com/
Ashley: http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Amy: http://redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com/  <--------  You are here!  :)
Jennie: http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
Julie: http://www.cricutchick.com/
Laura: http://www.laurascraftsandmore.com/
Lori: http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Megan: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Nina: http://waffleflower.com/
Patty: http://craftykitten1.blogspot.com/
Sarabeth: http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com/
Stacey: http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Susie: http://www.thedieshaveit.com/
Joy: http://joyslife.com/

Friday, March 16, 2012

Blog Award & What I've Been Up To!!!!!!

Hello and Happy Friday everyone!!!!  I have been off this week for my Spring Break!  How nice to have a little vacation!!!  :)  I  have been super busy this week!!!!  I have been MIA for a while because I was having work done on my house by the two most adorable handy guys in the world!  :)  They really are adorable, and they fixed some stuff for me that I needed fixed badly!  I was also out of town Monday-Wednesday, having fun down at Disneyland with my friend Sarah!!!!!!   Oh yeah!  I am also really busy with my Design Teams, but the more used to it I get, the faster I'm becoming with all of this posting stuff...  It's all really fun!  :)  I wanted to make sure that I give a huge thanks to Amy from Amy's Crafting Space for passing this blog award on to me!  I am so honored that she thought of me, and she just plain rocks!  If you haven't been over to her blog,  you really should go check it out!  Thanks again Amy!  :)

Here are the rules and guidelines for this award:
~Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.  

~Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it. 
~Next, select up to 16 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. 
~Nominate those  bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you should include a link to their site for others to see how versatile they really are.
~Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself."

Here are my 7 things:
1.  I love anything that has to do with Disney.
2.  I have a fear of heights, but I LOVE rollercoasters!
3.  I have one sister, and she teaches at the same school as me.
4.  I don't like wearing shoes, so I wear sandals year round (even in rain)!
5.  My favorite color is green (which you will find all over my house)...6.  I LOVE chocolate!!!!
7.  I used to be part of a country line dancing team (when I was a kid)... Yee haw!

Okay- here are the versatile bloggers that I follow and think are awesome....  These are in no particular order:
Amy- Amy's Crafting Space (right back at ya)
Sherrie- Sherrie Scraps with Passion
Nita- Nita Notes
Shelly- My Paper Love
Cathy- Krafty Kool Kat
Brenda- Friends Craftin' with Friends
Diana- D.L. Art
Melissa- Created by Sunshine Honeybee
Lisa- A Mermaid's Crafts
Susan- Cricut and Grasshopper
Carri- A Busy Bee
Sonia- Cards, Crafts, and Kid's Projects
Gloria- Girlia's Cards
Karen- Crafted with Love by Karen
Adrian- By Adrian 4 U
Georgiana- Carson's Creations
There they are folks!!!!!  Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Friday!  I will leave you with a picture from my recent Disneyland trip!  I am going to use the bling ears on crazy hat day (that's my story and I'm stickin' to it)!  :)
 P.S.  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the lovely St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop!!!!  It's gonna be lots of fun!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

You're a Deer Friend Card

For the Krafty Girls challenge post click HERE...

Hello everyone!  It's another design team day for me over at Joy's Life!  The challenge was to use the Wild Life Puns stamp set, and I was dying to use this particular stamp!  The font on this stamp is so dang cute! 

Create a Critter- deer cut at 2.88"
Hoot 'n' Holler- tree cut at 3.59"
Cuttlebug- d'vine swirls
Joy's Life Stamps- Wild Life Puns
Stickles- lime green
Glossy Accents

Enjoy my "deer" friends & I really appreciate you stopping by!  :)

Flower Box, Krafty Girls Challenge #3

Hello there everyone!  Today is a new challenge over at Krafty Girls!  I'm so excited to be on this Design Team, the challenges are so fun!  This week the challenge is Get Growing- create a project with a handmade flower on it...  I just bought the Flower Shoppe cartridge and I couldn't wait to use it on this project.  I was a bit confused as to how to size this flower, and how to put it together, but I think I figured it out...  :)  I would put candies in this box, or you could put a cupcake in there...  It's a pretty versatile box!  :)

Flower Shoppe- flower cut at 4.10"
Sweet Tooth Boxes- box and scalloped lid cut at 10.5"
Cuttlebug- birds and swirls
Hero Arts- Trees, Birds, & Messages Stamp Set (sentiment)
Stampendous- April Shower Flowers Stamp Set (flowers)
Clear embossing powder
Martha Stewart Ink- ocean
Prima Flower
Blingy brad

***I created my own paper for the box by stamping and heat embossing the flowers, then I rubbed the MS ink on it. 

Enjoy, and I hope to see you link up over at Krafty Girls!  :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

You're the Cat's Meow Card

Hello everyone!  I am so thrilled to be a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Design Team!!!!  Today is my design team day, and the challenge is In Like a Lion- create a project any type of cat on it...  I am definitely a dog person, but if I had a cat I would want an orange, striped one, so that's what I created!  Be sure to head on over to Fantabulous Cricut and link up your cat project!  :)

Mini Monsters- card & layers cut at 5.01"
Cuttlebug- distressed stripes
My Pink Stamper Stamps- More Punnylicious
Stickles- cotton candy
Glossy Accents

Have a great day & thanks for stopping by!!!!  :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Anniversary Card

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all doing well...  I have an elegant card for you today, and it's also my Design Team day over at Joy's Life.  This is such a fun stamp set because it has so many different combinations that you can make.  The challenge was to create a card for any occasion using the Everyday Occasions stamp set, so I decided to make an anniversary card because it's good to have this type of card in your stash!  :)

Florals Embellished- card base (pink) cut at 4.88", white layer cut at 4.53", flower cut at 3"
Cuttlebug- swiss dots
Joy's Life Stamps- Everyday Occasions stamp set
Foam tape
White gel pen

I kept this one pretty simple....  Hope you enjoy and have a great day!!!  :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Bowling Fun & Giveaway Winner!!! :)

Hello and Happy Friday everyone!!!!!  Happy Dr. Seuss Day & TGIF!!!  My students and I had a fun day reading a lot of different Dr. Seuss books, and they were spoiled with some cool buttons, pencils, etc...  My sister, my friend Christy, and I also went to the afterschool program Talent Show today and it was so fun to watch our old students singing and dancing!  They are so much more brave than I am!  :)

I am so excited to announce the winner, winner chicken dinner from my giveaway, but first I wanted to share some fun bowling pictures from tonight!  I haven't been bowling in about 9 years, and my niece Chloe had never been at all, so....  My sister and I decided it was time to introduce her to the sport of bowling tonight!  We had a ton of fun, and I was pretty proud of my score... 133 (keep in mind there were bumpers on the lane, but I didn't really hit them much)!  I even got a couple of strikes!  There was a student from our school bowling next to us, so that was fun too!  We will definitely be back!  :)

Here I am....  Ready to get a strike!

My niece, ready to throw the ball for the first time!  :)

My sister and niece hamming it up for the camera!  :)

Action shot!  I think I was celebrating a strike! (I don't get those often)!

Chloe celebrating that she knocked down some pins!

****Okay, the winner of my giveaway is....  Drumroll please.....

#44 Vicki!!!!!  Woo hoo!  You get to choose a gift card from the store of your choice!  I will be sending you an e-mail shortly.... 

Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway, and be looking for more coming soon!  Take care everyone!!!  :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

GIVEAWAY & Exciting News!!!!! :)

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Hello and Happy February everyone!!!  I am so excited to share this news with you!  I have been chosen to be a Design Team member at Joy's Life!!!!  She has adorable stamps and she is super funny!  This is my first time being on a DT and I am thrilled about it!!!!  :)  I look forward to sharing lots of wonderful projects with you! 

I am also excited because my friend Devi (she is awesome) from Diddles & Dumplings made a brand new blog makeover for me!  Woo hoo!!!!  You can see my brand new blog button on the right sidebar!  I am so excited with the outcome of the new and improved redheaded crafter!

NOW, with all of this exciting news, I would like to do another giveaway!  Oh yeah baby!  If you win, you will get to choose a gift card from the craft store of your choice:  Michael's, JoAnn's, or Hobby Lobby!!!!   Does it get any better than that?!?!

Here's how you can enter:
1.  Become a follower and leave me a comment here.
2.  Post my new blog button on your blog.
3.  Spread the news about my giveaway on your blog.
**You can enter for each thing listed above, for a total of 3 entries!

Good luck everyone!  :)  I will draw a winner on March 1st!

Dropping You a Line Card

Hey everyone!!!!  I am so excited that today is my first DT post over at Joy's Life!  YAY!  Our challenge was to create anything that we wanted using any stamp set we wanted...  I LOVE puns, so I used the You're So Punny stamp set.  This set has so many adorable stamps, and they are awesome quality too!  I like that the font size is a bit bigger too, which is nice!  :)  Hope you enjoy what I have created for ya! 

Create a Critter- fishbowl cut at 4.76", fish cut at 1.35"
From My Kitchen- phone cut at 1.47"
Joy's Life Stamps- You're So Punny
Glossy Accents
Googly eye

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a wonderful day!  :)