Friday, December 30, 2011

Crafty Sprouts~!

Good morning!! Today I am showcased for a Crafty Sprouts recap event over on Crafty Sprouts!! Please head on over there and if you would like to be a winner of the little bookmarks, just leave a message here telling me what stamp I used!!! Now head on over already!!! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Peachy Keen Layout

Hi all my crafty friends! I had taken a little break to spend the holidays with my family. But now I'm back with a layout for the Peachy Keen layout challenge! Im a scrapbook-er at heart so this challenge was one of my favorites! Here is my layout... I used My Minds Eye patterned paper with some coordination card stock for the little squirrel.   He also has some Peachy Keen eyes, Wide Eyed kids 1 1/8". I just taped off the mouth and nose prior to stamping on the ink pad, then removed the tape from the stamp so there wasn't any ink transfer or smudges.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crafty Sprouts DT Friday!!

Woo HOO!!! Do you all know what day it is? Its Friday- Friday- Its Crafty Sprouts DT Friday! one of my favorite days of the week!!! Please join us over at Crafty Sprouts for the challenge I would love to see what you come up with!!! This week I made a little card and matching box (and  bow-my fist ever) for an ornament exchange- does anyone else do these? OK for my project I used the adorable "Have a Cool Yule" set you can find it here 

I will am really excited to see what you are all making this week. Cant wait to come on over and visit!!! Have a very crafty day! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rock Star!~!!

My kids are so excited to meet their new cousin-so much so that the kids commissioned a card for the little addition so this is what I came up with- 
I used my Crafty Sprouts stamps for the sentiment-from "Rock that Baby Bump!"
Spellbinders Nestibilities and some coordinating bling from
Stampin' Up! onsie stamp
colored it with my watercolor pencils and inked the card with Stayz On brown.
Congrats to the new momma and daddy!!! Big hugs to you!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Crafty Sprouts Friday!!

Goodmorning! Today is Crafty Sprouts DT Friday! Its the day we as DT members get to show you our projects that we made for the challenge over at Crafty Sprouts! I would hope that you find some inspiration in all the amazing projects you will see today over at Crafty Sprouts. Today we go to use Bugaboo digi stamps I used Elf pocket-and  found  inspiration from this:

I loved the colors of the red and white! So I whipped this up... I used core dinations cardstock in blush red, butons form Jenni Bowlin studio in pearl.
 The set I used is "Have a Cool Yule"  all stamps this week are 12.50 with free shipping!!! Dont you deserve an early Christmas Present?- I think so!!!

Here is a closer picture of the little elf. I colored him twice and cut out the pocket a second time to pop it up- Please come on over to Crafty Sprouts and join in with us for the challenge! I would love to come by and see what you have made!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bout time!!!

oh geeze- my internet has been down all day and I have had so much to do!! Doesn't it always work that way? Well its up now, so I thought I would show you all the card I made for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge
I used PK- 490 Everyday Character Face Assortment 1/2 "I put a little chalk on the cheeks, a added a little white gel pen, and some MS glitter glue to the candle. I followed the sketch for the design and used a re-cycled Starbucks coffee sleeve for the cupcake wrapper and the top underneath the Bo Bunny ribbon. The sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts "Smile On" set!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crafty Sprouts Special Holiday Sale Hop!!

Good Morning! Welcome to the Crafty Sprouts Holiday Sale hop!!! You should have just made it here from Jess-  If you are just dropping by today, please start with our very own Erika at Crafty Sprouts!!! Just so you all know you can purchase Crafty Sprouts sets for just $12.50!! That includes shipping! How fab is that!!! Just in time for Christmas for that crafty some one in your life... or maybe for your own stocking?( I wont tell!) Any Crafty Sprout stamp set would make the perfect Christmas gift for that crafty friend/family in your life. The best part about buying Crafty Sprouts stamps (besides their amazing sentiments and quality) is that you are supporting a small business right here is the USA. How fabulous is that! Yeah we think its pretty fabulous too.Alright here we go!!

Today I used one of the new sets that just came out "Smile On" Its just bursting with ideas the minute you read it- I promise you will come up with something crafty the second you read it!!!

Isnt it just cute!!! So here is the card I made for you today... If you would like the chance to win this card, please leave a comment in the bottom with a way for me to contact you and I will mail it out! You dont have to be a follower, just easy peasy!
I used a peachy keen princess face on the cloud and the sentiment You cant have a rainbow with out any rain. Some Recollections cardstock for the base and the cloud lining, and grey cardstock from Michael's for the cloud. Chalk for the cheeks, my white pen, Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise ink, and a glaze pen just for a little shine on the face. Thank you all for joining us today make sure you head on over to Kristi at litle Paper Sprinkles trust me you wont want to miss her project!!!

Erika -
Carley -
Elsa -
Gloria -
Jess -
Kacee - (you are here)
Kristi - (NEXT)
Raven -
Sandra -
Zeni -

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hop Reminder and a Christmas card

On Wednesday this week  the design team for Crafty Sprouts are going to have a Sale hop!!! I have asked all my Facebook friends if they want to hop, but wanted to make sure that every one got in on the good deals at Crafty Sprouts! This card is from "Have A Cool Yule"  I used paper from Paper Primper Altered Art.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tips for Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! Im  SO excited!  I am  a guest designer  at My-O-Scrappin for my friend Shannon- on Tuesdays she has a tips day. You should check it out. We were talking this past weekend and she asked me if I would like to share a tip today! So here is my tip, need to add a little color to your project? Missing  a little something, but dont have the right bling color? Do you have a regular colored  pearl? Well pull out your Copics and color one to match your design! I tried this the other day and just loved the result! You will too!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

One more try with the craft room video

I changed the setting- let me know if it works now!! So Sorry- like I said my first one! Feel free to Fast forward!!
**Warning** I just want to let you all know this is my first video- Now I feel like a Gigantic Windbag. Just be warned. Tthere is a lot of annoying talking and no editing!!!! Yikes! Maybe I can talk one of the big kids into teaching me how to edit... but they are not home...Anywho- I thought I would show those of you some of how I can keep all my supplies and share this room with all 4 of my kids. It really is the hang out spot here and the couch is very well loved. They all hang out on the couch and use the desk area for homework when we are not crafting :) If you want to know how I store a certain item away from the kids, just ask... Ill take a pic for you.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Crafty Sprouts DT Friday Tag it challenge!

Alright, who is excited to join in the challenge with us over at Crafty Sprouts!! Come on over and post your project, for your chance to win the new just released "Smile on!" stamp set!! This week Erika is asking that you make a tag. Cant wait to see what you make! Here is the set you could win:


 while you are a over at Crafty Sprouts, check out the store, there is a SALE this week!! woo hoo!! Sets are 12.50 with FREE shipping!
Here is my project for this week: I used Simply Charmed on my Gypsy and hid this little ones face. I cut out blue felt with my Big Shot using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight. (It was pretty easy to do). Then I used a Peachy Keen face- PK-521 Winter faces 1 1/8"  colored it and chalked the cheeks.. punched a hole in the top of the tag with my big bite, and added a fun ribbon trim. She is all ready to go on to that special little girls Christmas Eve gift!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A little crafty sprouts Holiday Greetings

Hello my crafty friends I wanted to let you in on a great deal over at Crafty Sprouts! Erika has all her stamps on sale for 12.50 each!!! That is such a great deal! I just love my stamps, here is a card I created with the "Have A Cool Yule" set.  
Get on over and get yourself a set or two! You wont be sorry you did, I am using mine everyday!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Peachy Keen and Crafty Sprouts!

I made this card to go along with the challenge over at Peachy Keen, but I couldn't resist adding a Crafty Sprouts sentiment! The challenge is sketch challenge with a twist...

So I had to use the sketch and the twist, (you have to paper piece.) I used a large snowman stamp and paper pieced  the scarf, bow and present in two different papers, the hat and trim on the hat-the holly here is a close up of the cuts...

I also used  red Stickles for the holly berries, and Crystal Stickles for the dots on the present- the ribbon is 3 girls Jam  the perfect touch for this card! The sentiment is Crafty Sprouts from the "Have a Cool Yule" set.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Calendar Blog hop!

Well good Morning all my crafty friends!! Welcome to the

Calendar Blog hop with our amazing talented hostess Zeni!!!

 Just a quick shout out to Zeni- Thank you for letting me join

 you this weekend and thank you for setting this all up!!!

You should have just come here from Sandra if not please go

 back to Zeni- I dont want you to miss a thing-There is also

 some grand prize blog candy- make sure to read the details

 with Zeni as well!

Today we are all going to be showing a calendar of some

 type. The project I made is a count down calendar for my

 little kids for Christmas. I started at 25 and will count down

 25 days to we hit the last tag, witch would be Christmas

 day- My kids are old enough to understand that there is an

 anticipation of an upcoming event but not old enough to 

count the "sleeps" (as Emma says) to reaching the day they 

are waiting for. So I hope this helps!! :) Here are a few of 

the days so far.

This paper was from the kit I received from Paper Primper Altered Art  I love this kit, the paper was so fun and perfect for so many projects! I inked all the edges, and used a Peachy keen face from Winter faces pk521.

ok off you go to Erika at Crafty Sprouts!! Im sure you will have an amazing time I can hear your ohhs and awwws already!!!

Zeni -

Pam -
Gloria -

Roberta -

Christy -

Monica -

Liz -


Jessica -


Kacee - (you are here) 

Erika - (next amazing Erika!)

Brynn -

Friday, November 25, 2011

Crafty Sprouts DT Friday Tag it challenge

I love these days! Its Friday, Crafty Sprouts DT Friday and Im here to show you my project for the new challenge over at Crafty Sprouts "Tag it!"  I would love it if you would join in with us over at Crafty Sprouts- If you are just stopping by this morning make sure you head on over and see what cute projects the design team has made for inspiration!!
Today I made a little tag with a surprise! I used recollections card stock, a Peachy Keen face from Wide Eyed Kids, my white pen, and  "Have a cool Yule" stamp set! LOVE this set!!!

Remember there are also 4 NEW sets in the store one set is so Fang-tastic!!! If you are a True Blood fan, or a Twilight fan.. or know one- its a must have!! Check them out here- The new sets are: Rock That Baby Bump, Fanpire, Smile On and Feeling Icky. All really fun sentiments!

On to my tag... when you pull the tulle on the tag: out of the
 chimney comes a  gift card, pulled up by a little pocket stamped with Santa ROCKS- Its super cute!! Attach it to a gift or give it as is! Ok, I would love to see what you are going to make! I cant wait for you to post- Ill come see your projects too! Have a wonderful crafty day today!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Decorate To Celebrate! Month long Birthday Party for Amy and Rhonda!

Decorate To Celebrate!

Good morning my scrappy friends, it is my guest design day over at Decorate to Celebrate! It is a birthday party all month long with both Amy and Rhonda having birthdays in November- So please come on over and join in the challenge!!! Here is my project, I made a tag tree and table decorations for my step dads birthday party. we had about 80 people there, I wanted an option for people other than the guest book. I made up a bunch of tags with a ribbon and flowers attached to match his party colors and had the guest pen a note or a birthday wish. We used red carnations for the center of each table... there were 11, and we put little birthday flags in them. He is the baby of 17 children, born in Holland- he moved here when he was just out of school. Happy Birthday Jimte! Come on over to Decorate to Celebrate and join in if you can. You still have time.. It closes on November 29th!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Crafty Sprouts blog hop release!

Happy  Friday! Today is day number 2 of Crafty Sprouts release party! Did we have some super fun stamps to work with or what? By now you have seen some really cute projects using the 2 new Crafty Sprouts sets that were released today, Feeling Icky and Fanpire.  You can pick up your very own set but you also have a smashing chance to win the entire set of 4! Head on over to Crafty Sprouts to start the hop and find out how!

You can find these stamps and the sets we shared yesterday here- I was so over the moon when I saw the Fanpire set.. I have a few teenage girls in my life that have been waiting to see the movie so I thought I would make a few little bookmarks with a pocket on the back to hold some tickets to the new movie! Here it is!
here is a close up-please be kind- its the first time I ever used Copics! I also added some MS glitter to her eyes for some eye shadow and a glaze pen to her lips, the ribbing on her top and  her boots.
Here is my second card with the Feeling Icky set- I used Create a Critter, welded the two lady bugs together with my Gypsy. Then added PK princess faces, chalk, white pen and a glaze pen. For the inside I used some spellbinders dies to make the sentiment pop a little.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crafty Sprouts New Release Blog HOP!

 Good afternoon my crafty friends! Today is a fantastic day- Its Crafty Sprouts new release day!!! I am so excited to be apart of this amazing design team! Erika over at Crafty Sprouts has released some new sentiments and let me tell you I had -Sooooo much fun fussing over what project to show you first! Today we are hopping so PLEASE start at Crafty Sprouts! I would hate for you to miss out on a single stop! I am very lucky to be in the company of some uber talented ladies who inspire me every day. Im sure they will simply stun us today with some adorable cards and projects.
                                      Today we are showing you" Rock that Baby Bump" and "Smile on"!

My project for Smile on- is a little shaped card, I used the sentiment You can't buy Happiness... but you can buy Ice Cream (that's close enough right) I love this little stamp- to cute!

I started making cards and projects as soon as we got the preview of these cute little stamps! If you click the pictures  you can read them better- The size is perfect for the layout- you can read it in person with no problem, Its a large layout 12x12- I think that its just to big to see in a small photo on here. So please click- to see it!

Erika (Please start here)