Monday, March 26, 2012

Die Cuttin' Divas #57 "Music"

Hello Crafty Friends!

"JUST A NOTE"

Here is my submission for the





The card base, when folded, is 4"x6".  I printed blank sheet music onto mauve cardstock.  I distressed the edges of both with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Purple Concord.  The music notes were cut from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge (they are part of the "chick" cut).  The black ribbon is from my stash.  I printed the words "Just A Note" onto another shade of purple cardstock from my computer.  I layered and used Stickles to accent.  And, used foam dots to pop it up.  I also used purple and diamond Stickles on the music notes.


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My Little Crafter: Toddler Art @ Home Depot -- Heart Basket

Hello Crafty Friends!

So it's time for a little Mommy bragging!

My munchkin crafter and husband went to Home Depot on Saturday (03/24) for their'

*Free Kids Workshop*


How cute is the little home depot apron???

The first Saturday of every month, a FREE workshop is open for kids ages 5-12 (okay, so my daughter will be 3 in June, it's not like they check birth certificates, obviously).  Each child is given a kit and directions to make the specific project.  This week, they made a heart basket. (And, obviously, they do this more than the first Saturday of the month).

From start to finish, they assembled the basket, hammering nails and all.  And, then they got to decorate it with paint.  My daughter methodically wanted to use every color.

Here is her finished project!
















OKAY, HOW AWESOME IS MY 2 YEAR OLD???

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

BITTEN BY THE BUG 2 CHALLENGE: BUNNY OR CHICK

Hello Crafty Friends!

"SPRING HAS SPRUNG"

Here is my submission for the
(Use any Cricut Cartridge to create any project featuring a bunny or chick).

I am also linking up this project to:

Just Cards -- "Faux Stitching"














I started off with a 6 1/2"x5" white card base.  The patterned "cloud" paper is from DCWV -- "Everyday" Extreme Paper Stack.  I used the following Cricut Cartridges:  For the Chickies, I used Stretch Your Imagination, for the Eggs, I used Create A Critter, for the Grass, I used Plantin Schoolbook.  To make the cute little chickie faces, I used Critter Faces from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The stamp I used on the inside for the sentiment is from Michael's dollar bin.  I colored it with Super Tips from Crayola Markers.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #233

Hello Crafty Friends!

"LAUGH OUT LOUD"

Here is my submission for the















For this challenge, all of the papers I used are from DCWV -- "Everyday" Extreme Paper Stack.  I guess if I put some of my scraps away, you guys would get a different color palette!  But, I do love this stack, so I want to use it all! :-)  Anyway, I used a Martha Stewart punch (1" scalloped circle), and 3 gold buttons from my stash to create the "flower".  I also used some pink and white twine, and a gold metallic marker to trace the edges so they would pop.  I used foam dots so the flower would have some dimension.  I also used a Martha Stewart border punch for the heart strip.  For the inside of the card, I used one of my trusty $1.00 stamps from Michael's.

I am also linking up this project to:
The challenge this week is to create a card using 3 buttons.

Thanks for stopping by! :-)


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Krafty Girls Challenge #3: Get Growing / FCCB #103 Celebrate Spring

Hello Crafty Friends!

"FLOWERS"

Here is my submission for the following challenges:
Krafty Girls Challenge #3:  "Get Growing"
Create a project that includes a handmade flower.

and

Make a project with at least three flowers.










The base of this card is purple cardstock, when folded it measures 5"x5".
To make the flowers, I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge.
To make the "basket", I used the purse accessory from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge.
From the same cartridge, I also made the grass.
I used all solid cardstock from my stash.
To assemble the flowers, I used micro mini brads, and adhered lavender rhinestones to each one.
The green swirls are from Studio 112 by EK Success.
And, everything got accented in Stickles!


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Hiding In My Craftroom Challenge #38 "K.I.S.S."

Hello Crafty Friends!

"LOVE...  LAUGH"


Here is my submission for the
(Keep It Simple, Sweetie)










The challenge this week, is technique week. The technique is KISS: Keep it Simple Sweetie!  Like if you always use a lot of layers then keep it less, or less embellishments, just make it a simple project.



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LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD!


Hello Crafty Friends!






I received this blog award from:


"Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less that 200 followers.
Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipients:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award .

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.

5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.
I happily present the Liebster Award to:

Scrapbooking with 2 Tiny Treasures


Arcy Scraps

 Melissa
Scrappy Mac Designs

Shannon
Rock Paper Scissors Create

16 Paws

Congratulations, crafty friends!
 

Please wear this award proudly on your blogs and be sure to follow the instructions above to keep it circulating!

Thanks again, Jessica, for choosing me!


Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Monday, March 19, 2012

*I WON MY FIRST "TOP 3" IN A CHALLENGE!!!*

Hello Crafty Friends!



My card was chosen by the design team as one of the top three submissions in last week's "Sketch Challenge" at Made Especially For You!

Here is the card I submitted:
(click the card for the original post)

Here is the sketch that I followed:
I am so proud of my work and so thankful to the ladies that chose me as one of the top 3!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Made Especially For You Sketch Challenge - March

Hello Crafty Friends!

"THANK YOU"

This is my submission for the












For this challenge at Made Especially For You, it's sketch week.  So, all you had to do is follow the above sketch and put your own flavor into it.  I used The Sweet Stack from DCWV for all the paper.  For the banner, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes and set the eyelets, then I used some green and white twine to "tie" the pieces together.  I made a rosette with a punched scalloped circle as the center, and a cute winky Peachy Keen Stamp.  I also used 3 gold rhinestones from my stash.

I'm also linking up this card to

Use the following palette as inspiration:



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Friday, March 16, 2012

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #232

Hello Crafty Friends!

"CONGRATULATIONS"


This is my submission for the














For this challenge, I started with a white card base.  The paperstack I used is from DCWV -- The Sweet Stack.  I love this stack! :-)  I used the Love You A Latte Cricut Cartridge to cut the cupcake, and I used the Cricut Craft Room to manipulate the figure.  If you haven't tried the CCR yet, what are you waiting for?  It's free and it's so easy and convenient.  Anyway, the ribbon is from my stash.  The sentiment inside is a wood mounted stamp, I colored "Congratulations" with a metallic blue Gelly Roll pen.  I made this card for a friend of mine who just graduated from college.  I can't wait to give it to her.

I'm also linking up to:
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #44

Thanks for stopping by! :-)