Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happiness is an Inside Job

Hi Everyone!
It's Wednesday so time for my Crafting Family post. I made an easel card for today.   I used the sketch from MelJens for the challenge this week.


I used scraps for the mats and some Jubilent paper from Studio Calico, from the HeyDay Collection.  The ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam and the sentiment is from Positive Thoughts from K Andrew Designs. K Andrew Designs

Added some stitching with a white pen and that was it easy peasy.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blogaversary and followers

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

My blogaversary was last month and I missed it with everything going on health wise, but I noticed today I am almost at 150 followers. So after the craziness dies down at my house I will do something to celebrate my blog birthday and my awesome followers :)

I will also pick a winner from the hop this weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Getting Cricky Back to School Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

It is that time of year going back to school. So that is the theme of our Getting Cricky blog hop this month.  If you are just joining in make sure to head to Getting Cricky and start the hop We are so pleased to have An 'Jenic from AJ's Scrapbooking and Cards. Otherwise if you are joining me from the FABULOUS Shawn, thanks for stopping by. :)

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:
  So, Now onto my project.


I got a pencil box at walgreens. I they were on sale for $.39. I wrapped paper 6.5x9 around it and just creased when I got to the edges. I cut the little paper and pencil from Simply Charmed they were 2.59 inches on the gypsy.  I hid the faces and added some peachy keen faces.  I wrapped some K Andrews Design Twine around it and added the sentiment.  It is from Positive thoughts.  I had so many ideas, I also thought of using Attitude is everything :)
K Andrew Designs
I also have some blog candy, I will be giving away some surprise items, the only thing gotta wait til payday for me to send them :D  So they will be mailed to you after the 27th. Leave me a comment be a follower and I will pick a winner Monday.

I hope you enjoyed my project make sure to hop on over to Fantastic Heather and see what she has created for you today.  Below is  the full hop list just in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crafting Family Sketch Challenge.

It is time for the monthly sketch challenge at Crafting Family.

Here is the sketch that we worked off of, it is from Page Maps.

Here is my project.

I used Studio Calico for the background, yellow Coredinations cardstock,MME good day sunshine for the flags, accent pieces and pinwheel. The photo mats are MME Lush paper.  The letters are October Afternoon Rub-ons, and the twine is K Andrew Designs. I used a white and brown gel pen.

Now the fun part. What you can win!!

That is the lovely prize, isn't it awesome!!  Check out the  Crafting Family  blog to enter.

What do you have to do enter contest?
You have a chance to win two prizes from Crafting Family this month by participating in this sketch challenge! (1) Submit your creation to the Crafting Family blog using the Link It up tab at the top right sidebar of our blog or on our Facebook site , (2) become a fan of the Facebook page (if you aren't already); (3) become a follower of the Crafting Family blog (if you aren't already).

Deadline to enter is August 31, 2012 & the design team will choose two winners by September 5, 2012.

Also, (1) if you participate in the sketch challenge this month, (2) become a follower of DT ASHLEY HAMM'S BLOG, and (3) leave her a comment on her post of the sketch by August 31, 2012 with a link to your blog post with your project, she will choose a random winner on September 5, 2012 for a special prize package from her!

That is it. Can't wait to see what you create!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crafting Family Project

I just realized I forgot to post my post for Crafting Family.

I made this simple card. I had a lot of "ideas" but stuff wasn't turning out. I think it was vacation/surgery

I decided to make it to play along with Paper Playtime Hot and Spicy challenge.
I chose to go with hot and make my beach scene.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Projects on Getting Cricky

It is one of my days to have a project on the Getting Cricky blog.  I used the peppermint sweet wishes freebie that was given out around Christmas last year.


I got a composition notebook at walgreens 6 for $1 this week. The ice cream is from Simply Charmed. I just skipped the layer with the face on it.  stamped a peachy keen face, some ribbon and the sentiment. It was an easy little project.

I made this treat container from a toilet paper roll. My neice covered it in paper. I added treats and closed it with eyelets.

I am having blogger issues and will add the picture as soon as I can.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge Fun with Puns

Happy Pun Day! I mean Sunday..
I hope you are all having a fabulous day.  Today is the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.
We were asked to create something using a pun.

I used the K Andrew Designs set All about Animals for the sentiment and the cricut cartridge Meow for the cat and socks.  The twine is from K Andrew Designs as well.

K Andrew Designs

It was an easy card and I hope you will come play with us in the challenge.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Core Cards Creative Frenzsy

There is a design team call at Core'dinations!  I love them, that is the only cardstock that I buy, so I figured why not give it a shot.
We need to pick 3 projects using die cuts for our submission. They said they did not have to be new, we go :)




It was hard to pick just 3 but I think these are 3 of my favorites that use diecuts.