Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Crafting Frenzy~

I went on a card making frenzy!~ (CLICK THE PICS TO MAKE THEM LARGER AND CLEAR :)I was asked to make a card for a little boy, and making his card set my creative mojo in motion. I pulled out my Pink By Design stamps and grabbed the set called Oh BOY! and made both star cards and the hot air balloon card. The paper on the balloon card is Imaginisce I love their paper!  Then I reached for my Sympathy set also by Pink By Design and made the flower card with a Stampin Up stamp and punch set. The cup cake card was also made with Stampin Up punch and a saying from the set Be Mine from Pink by Design. The last thing I made was for my craft room. I used an old frame and covered it in paper to match my color scheme in here, then added a little ribbon and a stamp from the Be Mine set. I love it. Its one of my favorite pictures of my first and last babies! Happy crafting everyone! Hope it is a sun shiney day where you are!

Friday, May 27, 2011

2nd Easter Layout for Emma

Here is the second page of Emma's Easter layout. I used the same lines from We R memory keepers and some stickles for the letters. I wanted to say sorry for my pictures, I have a Nikon D40, but for some reason it will not give me clear crisp pictures. There are not any camera stores where I live I need to make a trip to Seattle to see if it needs to be serviced. If you have one, and have any idea why it is doing this please HELP! I am going to pull out my older camera til this gets taken care of.
Thanks for your understanding

Monday, May 23, 2011

Easter with Emma

Emma's first Easter layout is made from We R memory Keepers the Peep line. Its a really fun line with great colors.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Simple little layouts

One of my tricks is to cut out two layouts at a time... with 4 kids this helps keep me going on their scrapbooks. Here is a layout I made while my friend was visiting my craft room. I used create a critter and some recolections paper.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hair clips for the girls

I made some hair clips for the girls they were really easy. I made them in about 5 minutes! A really quick fix for an outfit I did not buy hair ties for!
I pulled out all the summer clothes I got last year on clearance at Gymboree, and found I had an entire line with no clips!! My girls have long bangs and they have to be tied back. So I whipped this up. Emma loves it and asked me to make her more! I think they will work in a pinch and if they don't have clips to match- I will just make them myself!

Here is what I used...
my Big Shot
Sizzix die "flower Layers"
Blue Felt
Hot glue gun
bobby pin
Pearl bling

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Winner!!! WInner !!!!

I wanted to thank you for joining the hop with us this weekend! I had a great time, and even got a project done! I wanted to announce the winner of the weekend hop- (chosen by random.org) is getting a stamp from the Chris'store at ebay.com you can find it here
Any of the listings ranging from $6.90 mounted to $5.90 unmounted. I purchased the unmounted, and mounted it to a clear block...It produces very nice stamped images of my name and blog address. I love it!
If you are in the market for a stamp like this, or even an address stamp please check out the store, there are many to choose from and Chris is great to work with!
The winner is !!!!

Trisha said...
Love your Build a Blossom card. Beautiful. I went to ebay and really like the unmounted personalized hand made by Custom Rubber Stamp with the ladybug on it. I am a follower and thanks for the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Congrats Trisha! Im so excited for you!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

* GIVEAWAY!!!*** you could win!!! check this out!!!Three's A Charm Blog Hop & Crop Til U Drop May 6,7 and 8!!

WELCOME EVERYONE!! To the Three's a charm Blog Hop and Crop Til U Drop!!!

Please join in and hop along with us for 3 days of FUN FUN FUN!!
Check out our blogs each day for new and creative projects
& a chance to WIN special prizes aka BLOG CANDY!!

The complete LINE UP is listed below just in case you happened upon this blog hop by accident and would like to start from the beginning and work your way through the hop!!

 I have a wonderful sponsor this weekend!!! I am so happy  I am able to tell you- that  you have a chance to win a personalized stamp!!!! It can be  made just for you with what you want on it! All you have to do is pick a stamp  from Chris' store Loongchai74 on EBAY!!!
  •   Let me know what one, and I will order it for you and have it mailed to your house!!!!! If you are in the market for a stamp like this, PLEASE place your order- I purchased last month from Chris' store and I am so pleased with my stamp. I cant tell you how happy I am with it, and that fact it did not break the bank!!!! I paid a whopping $5.90!!!  Chris is very easy to work with, and made sure I got just what I wanted.   So If you follow and visit the sponsor's eBay shop this weekend, you have a chance to win!!! I'm so excited for you!!!  One lucky follower (chosen by random.org) is getting a stamp from the store, you can find it here:http://stores.ebay.com/loongchai74?_trksid=p4340.l2563
any of the listings ranging from $6.90  mounted to $5.90 unmounted. I purchased the unmounted, and mounted it to a clear block... That was just the option that worked for me...here is a picture of my stamped image!!

For a chance to win my blog candy:
1. FOLLOW my blog
2. Go to Chris's eBay store http://stores.ebay.com/loongchai74?_trksid=p4340.l2563
come back and tell me what stamp you like best-  leave a comment below with an email address so I may contact the WINNER!

That's easy right? Now remember you must pick a stamp 
any of the listings ranging from $6.90  mounted to $5.90 unmounted from Chris' store Loongchai74 on ebay. http://stores.ebay.com/loongchai74?_trksid=p4340.l2563

Now for The GRAND PRIZE for the hop!!

Melissa from Kadoodle Bug Designs has donated 1 FREE pattern as part of our overall GRAND PRIZE. Melissa is also posting a sales special on her website for her patterns to anyone interested so please check it out! http://www.kadoodlebugdesigns.com/ To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her KaDoodle Facebook page during the HOP.

Christy from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings would love to give away a $10.00 gift coupon code to use on their website for the hop as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE!! Christy will email the winner the coupon code that will take off the $10.00 in their shopping cart. http://www.stinkincutepaperpiecings.com/. To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her Stinkin Cute PP Facebook Page during the HOP.
Corrine from Celebrating Ordinary Moments will offer one FREE printable Olivia Bear pattern as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE package.

Friday, May 6: Spring Theme
Saturday, May 7th:
Today all the blogs in the line-up will be scrapbooking in our 24 hour CROP til U DROP event. We will post new projects as we finish them before moving on to the next project, so keep checking back and see what we've made. We are inviting all of our FOLLOWERS to join in and crop along with us! You have the option to post your very own completed projects on the Celebrating Ordinary Moments FACEBOOK page throughout the day and possible WIN a prize!!
Sunday, May 8th: Mother's Day Theme


1. Corrine/HOST~ http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com
2. Colleen~ http://cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
3. Diane/SUPER PAPER DIVA~ http://thesuperpaperdivas.blogspot.com/
4. Lisa~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/.
5. Tracey~ http://traceyctmh.blogspot.com/
6. Bella~ http://thescrapbookshoparoundthecorner.blogspot.com/
7. Ann/CREATIVE KUTS~http://http://www.creativekuts.blogspot.com//
8. Laura B~ http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com//
9. Kristen~ http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
10. Susan~ http://http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com//
11. April~ http://http://www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com//
12. Carol C~ http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
13. Nicolette S~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com//
14. Kacee McVic~ http://youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/ ( YOU ARE HERE)
15. Christy/STINKIN CUTE PP~http://stinkincutepaperpiecings.blogspot.com/ (Next)
16. Linda T~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
17. Shawnee~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
18. Deborah~ http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
19. Melissa/KADOODLE BUG~ http://www.facebook.com/kadoodlebugdesigns
20. Celebrating Ordinary Moments~ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Celebrating-Ordinary-Moments/184967978193658

Check back each day and throughout the day on MAY 7th to see many NEW and CREATIVE projects!!Here is my spring project. I made  a little card using some paper that has become a fast favorite this spring, from SEI paper pad Madeline. The punch and stamp came from Stampin Up! They are called Build a Blossom.

Day Two:

Day 3!
THis is not my origional design, I made this at my monthly stampin up class....

Thank you for taking the time to HOP with us. It has been our pleasure to present projects specifically made for this hop. Please take the time to leave comments on all the blogs during this HOP. Your ideas and suggestions help improve our blogs, web sites, Facebook pages & future hops. Thank You

Monday, May 2, 2011

This week in my craft studio

Just wanted to give you all and update on the state of craftiness here in my new craft studio....I am busy hanging up shelves, pictures  designing future projects, and watching videos of how to create with my new machine. The eCraft came this week! I thought I would show you a few pictures, and tell you my first impressions.
It comes packaged really well.. REALLY well. There is the double box, a great egg crate type insert that cradles the eCraft, and a plastic type wrap that is pulled off the eCfaft to make sure it doesn't get scratched.
I was impressed with the weight of it... not that its really heavy, ( but it is heaver than my expression) but that the look of it and materials look more durable and long lasting than the plastic cricut shell....
The color is stunning. I chose Pinc. It is a beautiful shade and has a wonderful shine. I feel like I am working with a professional, almost industrial strength tool. That's just not a feeling I get when I pull out the cricut. The only down side I may find right now- personally, is that I have a tendency to misplace small things.... and the SD card is small... I have lost my camera SD card to many times to count and have had to replace it. But that's just me. Storage for the SD cards vs the Cricut carts is sure to be a HUGE space saver.

Here is the little beauty on her new desk... She does take up some room, I have taken some pictures next to a few IRIS paper holders so you can tell the length.
As for the software.... I have down loaded it to my laptop. It was quite simple and fast.(I am remembering how long it took me to download my last Gypsy update with my free carts... YIKES!) I have been looking on line for free SVG files, and have downloaded them to the program, I'm working on learning how that all works! I'm pretty excited to start saving money, if I'm looking for something specific I can just buy that one item, not an entire cart of things I may never use. (This made my husband happy.hehe)
You can check out the eCraft here craftwellusa.com   There are some great videos, an an online community! If you have an eCraft please join me on the site- I would love to see all your cool projects! Lets make the eCraft community a fantastic place to be!