Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shake your shamrocks

Here's a card I created using Fresh Brewed Designs' Groovy Girl.  I believe this is from The Paper Company. 

Shake your shamrocks

CWC Challenge #75 Carnival Birthday

Melin, Cooking with Cricut, asked the DT choose the themes of the remaining challenges.  We came up with a Carnival Birthday challenge.  Today is also my last post for CWC!  My how time flies.  Thanks Melin for the opportunity to be on your team!
Here's my card:

I used Imaginesce and K & Co. papers.  The ferris wheel is a cut from the Carousel lite cartridge.  The mustache is a stamp by Studio 112.  The birthday ticket stub is my own design.  If you like, you may download it by clicking on the image below.  I hope you join the challenge.  Please stop by to check out the designers creations.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Amy Jo's Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and to Amy Jo's birthday bash blog hop!  Happy Birthday!
You should have arrived from Linda's blog, if you want to hop along, please start from the beginning at Amy Jo's blog.

Here's the card I created for Amy.  I used the Birthday4Cookie stamp set by The Stamps of Life.

Thank you for stopping today! Enjoy the hop....your next stop is the talented Liz

    PCW Challenge Purple and Flowers

    Purple flowers!!!  The new Paper Crafting World's challenge is to use the color purple and favorite color is purple!  Today is also my last post for PCW!  Thanks Melin for the opportunity to be on your team!
    Here's the card I made for my special online friend:

    I used PCW's Raggedy Edge Rose file to create the roses.  The swirly oval frame is also a PCW cut file.

    Saturday, February 25, 2012

    Fresh Brewed Designs Stamp Release Blog Hop

    The BIG MOMENT has arrived... 
    the one we have ALL BEEN WAITING  for... 
    Fresh Brewed Designs FIRST Rubber Stamp Release for 2012! 
    And we are celebrating with a three day hop, so you will have until February 27th to get in on the fun!
     If you are getting here from Gale's blog, then you are right on track.
    If not you will need to go back to the start of our hop at the blog of our very own Fresh Brewed Designs artist and designer, Heather.
    She also has a lot of fun and useful information for you that you will NOT want to miss! So be sure to go back and start there.

    We have been so excited about sharing these new stamps with you! 
    I chose to create with Work it Work out Girl:
    Multi-tasking Goddess! Holding a Yoga position, weight lifting and checking blogs on her phone, yeppers that's a multi-tasking Goddess!

    Heather is having a special deal on the NEW stamps and other goodies for this release.
    You can get this special package for $20. That is a savings of $10!!!
    You can only get this package for this price during the hop {last day is Feb. 27th}
    Find out more about this deal in the shop HERE

    Please leave a comment for a chance to win Cutie Pie in Flowers rubber stamp.

    Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

    I'm entering my card to Purple Cow's Purple Color Challenge.

    Monday, February 20, 2012

    Kerri's Blog Birthday Bash

    Welcome to my blog and to Kerri's Blog Birthday Hop!  If you arrived from Gaby's blog, you're right on track.  If you want to start from the beginning, please start with Kerri's blog.
    Congratulations Kerri on your first blog birthday!

    Here's the card I created to celebrate Kerri's Blogiversary!

    The silhouette girl is from SVG Cuts, Kate's Christmas Silhouettes. She's actually wearing a top and skirt, but I used the weld feature in SCAL2 to make a dress.  Pattern papers from K & Co and DCWV; the blogivesary title is my own creation.

    Friday, February 17, 2012


    Life Began in a Garden

    I'm back with my fairies!  This is a rubber stamp by  Paper Makeup Stamps, Sprout.  She's no longer available as a rubber stamp, but I believe she will be available as a digi stamp soon.  By the way, their closeout sale is still on.  The discount is now at 75% off!  Use code: CLOSEOUT75

    The sentiment is my own design.  If you download it, please leave a comment.  

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Happy Anniversary!

    Today we celebrate nine years of marriage!  Wow that was fast!!  I received a beautiful card from my dear husband and a handmade card from Dulce!!  How beautiful is this card!!  She remembered to date it! :):)  That's my girl!  Thank you mamasita!

    I also got to spend a nice afternoon with my parents.  My Mom and I made a big pot of caldo de pollo (chicken soup)!  Mmmm!

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Happy Valentine's Day

    Happy Valentine's Day!!
    Here's the wreath I made for my scrap room using Purple Cows Spring Punch It.

    paper punch
    6” Styrofoam wreath
    Hot Glue Gun
    Straight pins
    Use scraps or your favorite paper

    I used My Mind’s Eye, Love Me Do kit. Clay roses I made using Whisper Fairy’s mold. Organza ribbon from my stash.
    Cut 1 ½” x 1 ½” squares. Punch one corner of each square.  Trim off the border.  Fold the squares to make a cone. Start pinning the cones on the outside of the wreath.  You may also use glue if you prefer.  Once you get to the third layer, you’ll need to trim about ¼” off the bottom of the cone.  To cover the inner raw edge, use ribbon or your choice of embellishments.  I used clay roses.

    PCW Birthday Challenge

    Paper Crafting World has a Birthday Challenge. Here's the card I created using the BC Cutting files.
    I used the border to create the background. Instead of cutting, I used Amy Chomas pen writer. I did however cut the decorative frame.

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    Groovy Blog Hop

    Fresh Brewed Designs has been preparing something totally funkadelic. Your first stop is at Heather's Coffee Break. If you are getting here from Rhonda's blog then you are right on track!

    The jive lineup has created some projects that are out of sight!  So get down and boogie with us.

    I was given "Far Out Girl" to play with, here's my card:

    Did you dig it?
    It is time to take this party to the next stop. Boogie on down  to Tracy's blog and check out her hip to the groove creations. Be sure to leave a bit of love (a comment) on each hop stop for your chance to win all of the digis released today!

    Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Love Song Blog Hop

    Welcome to the Love Song blog hop! 
    Here's the song that inspired me, "You and I" by Stevie Wonder.
    I love Stevie Wonder and this song!
    We are celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary on Wednesday and this is what I created for my husband, Michael.
    I used the heart shaped box from TBBM cartridge and topped it off with Paper Crafting World's Lacey Heart, Border Love set.  I also used the border to create the background on the card.

    The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the metal heart embellishments were attached using CraftGeek Pin It by Purple Cows.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    LOVE is sweet - Pin It!

    Purple Cows is having a giveaway!  Share ANY projects on their Pinterest Board.  Check out their blog post here for the details.  The more entries they receive, the more prizes they will give away!

    I used FBD's Candy Corn Girl rubber stamp. I colored the candy corn pink, red for Valentine's Day and covered the spider on her hair with a rhinestone.  I used Purple Cows, CraftGeek Pin It to attach the joined hearts embellishment.

    Fresh Brewed Designs, Candy Challenge in The Crafter's Cafe group.
    Tthe very first challenge over at Love to Create Challenge Blog. Here's the sketch I followed:

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    Fresh Brewed Designs Mocha Monday UPDATE- Woohoo!

    Fresh Brewed Designs has sold out the Cutie Pie on Clouds!  So now she has Cutie with Flowers for $3.95!  Hurry there are only 6 in stock!!   UPDATE: ONLY 4 LEFT!!

    Card designed by Heather from FBD:

    Pin It! - Happy Valentine's Day

    Purple Cows is having a giveaway!  Share ANY projects on their Pinterest Board.  Check out their blog post here for the details.  The more entries they receive, the more prizes they will give away!

    Here's the card I created to Pin.  I used Purple Cows Wind It to create the wire embellishment.  I attached four pieces of one the designs and used beads and wire to hold the medallion together. The rose and paper are by Making Memories; the swirl bling is by Recollections.

    The Wind It comes with 10 different patterns:

    Thursday, February 2, 2012


    I think I'm a CraftGeek!!  I took advantage of the Buy More and Save sale at Purple Cows and purchased the CraftGeek Stamp It kit.  I also purchased the Winter and Autumn stamp sets.  Sale is still on!  I should get the other stamp sets too!!  They stamp beautiful corners and borders on your projects.  I created a gorgeous layered border around my card.  I just love how it turned out!

    Here's a closer look at the stamped layers.  The image is from Paper Makeup Stamps, Isabella Fairy.

    Here's the Stamp It and the Winter set. When you purchase the holder it comes with the Summer stamps. It's so easy to use. The base of the older has paper guides and the frame has a magnetic closure that keeps your paper in place.   The acrylic block is also magnetic so your stamps pop right in. 
    If you follow the guide and are stamping both the corner and border, you'll get a spacing as you can see on the sample below.  I chose to move the paper slightly over so the stamping is continuous.  Just a personal preference, both ways look just as pretty.


    Wednesday, February 1, 2012


    Thank you everyone for your comments on my Mon Cheri card!  Now onto the winner of my clay flowers!

    The winner is......Maria from  Creative By Design

    I will have another giveaway very soon, so look out for it! :)

    CWC Challenge #71 Child's Theme Valentine

    Cooking with Cricut has a new challenge: Child's themed Valentine project using red,pink, white.  Here's my card:

    I created the mat with border using my Gypsy and Cake Basics.  The girl is a Cutie Patootie from Paper Crafting World.  I used three different files; Tootie from the Cutie Patootie collection, the outfit from the Love Bug Bear collection and not pictured, a Christmas Elf.

    I inked the edges with Purple Cows Roll It heart stamp.  Here's a close up of the stamp.  Love it!
    Please stop by CWC and check the wonderful creations made for you by the Design Team.