Saturday, July 30, 2011

How Neat is That Hop! {CLOSED}

Welcome to the How Neat is That Hop and to my blog!  You should've arrived from Amy's blog, Love to Crop, if you want to start from the beginning, please visit Monica.

We were asked to create an interactive card and I choose to make a pop-up card, which I have never created.  It's a birthday card for my Mom, her bday is next week :)
Here's what I came up with:

  • Paper:  DCWV Summer Dream
  • Bling: Gems by Darice and K&Co., German Glass Glitter by Meyer-Import
  • Ribbon: Michael's dollar bin
  • Stamps: Flower by Hampton Art, Happy Birthday by BasicGrey
The pop-up butterfly and the top note are from Penny Duncan.  She has amazing files!  I cut the butterfly using packaging acetate.  I added Aleene's Fast Grab Glue to the edges and springled on the German glass glitter.  This glitter is GORGEOUS!  It's a chunky glitter at 70 grit, love it!

Your next stop is the super talented Brynn from Flair & Frills!

Here's my blog candy, 5yds of each color.  Please leave a comment, I will choose a winner on Monday, August 1st.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cricut Cake @ BL

I found the Cricut Cake Expression at Big Lots for $140!  I think this is the cheapest I've seen it!  I didn't purchase one, just sharing. :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

March P-12

I fell behind with my Project 12 pages, but I will get caught up. 

Here's the sketch I followed:

Why Cuatro Dos?  Well, it was inspired by OchoCinco, the football player. LOL!  CuatroDos {42} is how old I turned in March.  The young lady in the yellow is my sweet Dulce.  Look at those eyes, she's beautiful!  She made my birthday cake to look like a scrapbook.  Of course I had to use purple my favorite color.  The color combo was inspired by a livingroom display at World Market & my new blog colors.. :)  I didn't affix my journalling, I will do that later.

Did lots of inking on this layout.  I also inked the edges of the flowers.

  • Paper:  DCWV Summer Dreams, Recollections All Girl, DCWV Lemon Flower
  • Ribbon: Dreams by Fancy Pants, Purple Twine by Whisker Graphics
  • Punch:  Tulips by EK Success
  • Die Cut:  The top note is by SVG Cuts Strawberry Lane Collection, for $5.99, it's jammed packed with great designs.

Craft Junkie Too Friend
Patches of Pink

Sunday, July 24, 2011

This little piggy went to market...

and these little piggies want you to eat more chicken!  Made 16 for a swap.  They are meant to go with a BBQ title someone else made.  Check out those ham hocks!

I used the girl piggie from the Hogs N Kisses collection and instead of a chocolate kiss, I used the chicken drumstick from BBQ Time collection.  Both collections are by Paper Crafting World.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wedding Invites & Giveaway {CLOSED}

 I made wedding invitations for a family member last month.  They are renewing their vows in August.  I made 150 invites, but they were simple and elegant, at least I think so. :) 
A special thanks to Norma from Pink Bling Crafter.  She went of her way in getting samples of the cardstock to the bride.  Thank you Norma!

Here's what I used:
Ok so let's have a little fun, the first person that gets closest to the amount spent, will get the following:

  • 24 sheets of Stampin' Up Eggplant cardstock
  • 24 sheets of Domtar Natural cardstock
  • 2 yds. of Celebrate It! sheer ribbon
  • 12 Prima Flowers
  • 1 Lace Background Stamp Set by Recollections
  • 1 pk of purple bling
You have only one guess.  Hint:  I used coupons whenever possible. :)
This giveaway is only open for my followers.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 26th.


Thank you everyone for stopping by and commenting.  I hope you will join us for Link Up for Pink!  The winner of my giveaway is #17..... Angie from Scrappin Memories! Angie makes the most fabulous cakes, please stop by and visit her.

Angie said...

Lovely cards !! I love your digi paper .

Congrats Angie!  I need your addy. :)


Monday, July 18, 2011

Link Up for Pink {LUFP} ~ Giveaway & Freebies {CLOSED}

Here we are again with another reminder for the Link Up for Pink party.  We also want to take the opportunity to thank all the sponsors for their generous donations.  In June we announced 9 sponsors, this month we are so excited to announce an additional 21 new sponsors!


Digital Delights by Louby Loo


My Thoughts Exactly
The cutting cafe blinkie
Crafty Emma

Crafty Ribbons

Crafty Sentiments

Paper Smooches Stamps

Simply Betty Stamps
Vist N Scrappin
Anna Belle Stamps

CRI-Kits & MAR-Kits

Sweet Stamping Treats
Peachifying Everything

Market Street Stamps

Pink By Design

Here are a couple of cards I created using the digital paper I designed.    The printed paper is my digi paper; ribbon from Michael's; the shapelie from Penny, one of our sponsors;  and I remembered to use my embossing folders, yay me! LOL


Please leave one comment for a chance to win my blog candy.  I will choose a winner on Friday, July 22nd.  We would love for you to spread the word about our Link Up for Pink linking party by grabbing our badge from my sidebar and posting it on your blog.

15 sheets of 8.5x11 cardstock; 5 -14" ribbon strands; 2-acrylic stamps; Creative Memories stickers & journaling tag; 1-pearl swirls by BasicGrey; 12 buttons;........
and from one of sponsors, Marvy Uchida; 1 each of Pink Liquid Applique & Pink Puffy Velvet fabric marker.  To see how-to video on the liquid applique click here.

We will have lots more in October to give away from Marvi Uchida, so don't forget to save the date, October 1st-14th!