Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The I might be selfish photo cube...lol

Hi Everyone!
I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  Ours was great and it was nice my husband didn't have to work, which is rare.
Anyway, I love my new project, I might have to be selfish and keep it for myself.  It started out at a gift for one of the grandparents, but I don't know...  I might keep it.

This was an easy project.  I got the photocube from the dollar section at Target. It was 75% off.  I think I got it after last Christmas.  It has a cardboard cube in it so I just covered it in white cardstock. Then I took a pack of paper, I picked it up at a garage sale and put that on.  I inked the white cardstock and colored papers with pink.  The sayings were put on punched out papers.  I had a whole lot prepunched so I have no idea what size they were.  I stamped them from the Winter Wishes set of K Andrew Designs, and the Fall-o-Ween Set.  The Cute and kisses are from Winter Wishes, Sweet and Fun are from Fall-o-Ween.  I am absolutely loving these stamps.  I love that I can use seasonal stamps for any project.  I know I will use cute a ton of times. :)

Here are some more pictures from different views. 

I hope you all have a fabulous day! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Link Up with Love at Getting Cricky

Hey Everyone!

I hope you are all having a fantastic day!
Here is all the info about the Link up with Love.  I couldn't get the code to work.  I think it is cause I am technology impaired.lol

How it Works:

*Link Up Party runs from Tuesday 11/15 to Tuesday 11/22. Winners announced 12/20 at next Link Up Love party.
*Grab the Getting Cricky blinkie and post on your blog's sidebar
*Be a follower of Getting Cricky With K Andrew
*Create a new blog post that is titled Link Up Love Party with K Andrew. In your post, you must mention that the link up love party is a way to get to know each other and find new blog inspiration, mention Getting Cricky With K Andrew, with a link back Getting Cricky With K Andrew.
*Post your favorite project that you've done in your blog post THAT HAS TO DO WITH THANKS/BLESSINGS!! That could be a card, layout, treat holder or decoration.
*Copy and paste the link up code into your blog post so the Inlinkz will show up on your blog
*Spread the word so everyone can join in!
*You must visit, follow, and comment on the 5 people before you AND the 5 people after you in the Inlinkz. It would be fantastic if you would visit as many as you can--maybe everyone? If you are one of the first 5 then you will need to blog the ones before you and a few more after--as long as it's a minimum of 10 near you in the link up tool/gadget)
If you do not do the above your link will be deleted, because it's just not fair to those who work so hard linking up and showing love to the ones on the list. Kristal has two moderators who will be checking this out to keep it awesome and fun!

Here is my project for the day. :)

I wanted to make a card for my daughter's teacher. She is so sweet and a fabulous teacher.  I think I am going to make her a bookmark today and then give her this card to go with it.

I couldn't decide what I wanted to do for this so I want to give my niece, Lisa, credit for helping with this card. She had the idea for the leaf and she found the background paper.  I love how it turned out.  I used my K Andrew Designs stamps Fall-o-Ween set.  It is such a great set and it has more than just Halloween stuff.  I have some year round plans for the sayings.

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I used my Eye-lets Etc textured cardstock for the base. It is slightly smaller than an A2, it is 4 x 5 1/4.  The leaf paper was in my stash, I got it in a big stash of paper that I bought off Craigslist. I cut the leaf from Everyday Paper Dolls at 4.5 inches real dial size. I have been absolutely in love with embossing lately and I don't know why.  I stamped each word separately put the powder on and then stamped the next word.  Used some glitter on the leaf, added some dimensionals, and it was done.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge. Today we needed to create something with the theme Thankful.  I am thankful for a lot of things, but i am very Thankful for my best friend. She is wonderful.  We have been friends for quite a few years and she has been there through so much.  I love you lots, Shawna!!!

This is going to be for her.  I have to do some fixing on it. When you make a magnet, make sure you don't put the paper on the magnet side.  I have to take it apart before she gets it.  Her favorite color is green, and I have a cute picture of us to put in it.
It was really hard to get a picture of the sentiment.  I used the K Andrew Designs Stamp set Winter Wishes.  I love this set! There are so many awesome things you can put together to create with this set.  I found this magnetic frame at a garage sale.  I covered it in the green paper.  I cut the flowers from Plantin Schoolbook, just all kinds of different sizes.  I used Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment and then used opal sparkle embossing powder.  For the flowers I inked the edges with versamark and then put them in embossing powder.  I really like how it turned out and I hope she does too.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the fabulous DT has come up with, and please join in the challenge.

Have a great day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Wishes Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Holiday Wishes" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to TEN member of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Ellen from "a little bit of this...", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from  Jana,  then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal is so sweet! She is giving everyone a 20% discount on orders. Just enter the code cricky20 at checkout.

For my project I used the Winter Wishes Set.  I LOVE them. I have been having way too much fun putting saying together. Some have been downright wierd, but still having fun.

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

I did a cute little card for the hop.  It is a white cardstock base, and the paper both the plaid and dots are Little Yellow Bicycle.  I cut the presents from a Cricut Cake Cartridge called Birthday Cakes. I glittered up the presents.  On the presents I used some versamark ink and 2 small images from the set, the snowflake and star to make a design on the presents. Then I stamped the No peeking.

I thought this went perfectly with the No peeking.

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Linda!

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving layout

Morning Everyone!  I have been feeling super cruddy the past few days, and it involved a trip to the ER.  Yuck! So I am pulling out this project for you.  It was a design team project for Eye-lets Etc.  I think it turned out really well. 

Everything on it is from the Eye-lets Etc store. I used...lets see...tea stain paper, large yellow and red eyelets, bloom-lets, lots of them, brown twine, buttons soup, ele textured cardstock, and I think that is it.
Sorry this isn't more in depth.  I just can't be descriptive today. :(  See you on Friday for the Getting Cricky blog hop, and also check out the Getting Cricky Link up with love going on.

Have an awesome day!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chore fund and a few announcements

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are having a fabulous day.  This was a super quick project.  My husband has been after me to make a container for our chore fund.  I tried a few things, but I didn't like them.  I came up with this.  It is super simple, but I think it works. 

The bottle is a iced drink bottle.  I got a whole bag of them off Freecycle, so there will be a lot more bottle projects.  Anyway, I spray painted the top. Then I had a layout I made at archivers and it got all crunched up during cleaning so I took it apart and made parts of it into the bottle. The ginghams is 2.5 x 9 1/4 the butterfly, I remember was a stamp, and then it got punched out, and I think the flower was a punch too.   I took a paint marker and just wrote chore fund on it.  It is sort of hard to see cause it is a light purple.

I really kept it simple, because I didn't know how often it was going to be handled. 
Have a fabulous day!

Next Tuesday will be the Getting Cricky Link Up with Love for the month. The winner of last month's link up with be announced. Next Friday is the Monthly Getting Cricky blog hop, my very first one as a Jr DT member.
Finally, there is still time to get in on Kathie's Gypsy giveaway.  For a $3.00 donation you get entered into the drawing. She has set a new date for the drawing. December 1st she will pick a winner, just in a time for Christmas fun.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

Today is the Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky!  The Senior Design Team was challenged with Tea Time.  They made some fabulous projects featuring coffee, tea and hot chocolate.  You need to go check out the great projects they have for you.

There are some new release stamps available and I just wanted to share them with you.


I think they are all great!!  I love how you can mix and match all the sayings to make it say whatever you want.

I'll quickly add what I have been up to.  My friend wanted me to help her make name banners. We are making 11 of them for Christmas. Yesterday, I sat and cut so much, my cricut didn't know what to do!  I will post pictures of all the cuts and banners when we get them done.

Have a great day!

Time for me to get ready for the football game.  I put my jersey on, and need to make my Defense signs.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A new friend and quilling project

Hey Everyone!  Today was such a fun day. :)  Susan from Cricut and Grasshopper lives near me and we had a scrap day.  I really enjoyed it, she is so sweet and was such great company. We already made plans for more scrappin. 

Here is my project I made while we were chatting.  I will be linking it up at My Quilling Nest, she just starting a quilling series.  She will have a new technique each Thursday and then we can link up our creations.

I used a premade card base from studio g, covered it in paper, and chalked the edges.  I quilled my flower, added a gem and used rub-ons for the sentiment.