Monday, January 30, 2012

Will You Be My Valentine?

Hi Guys!
This is my second post for today....
if you are looking for the EAD Designs Blog Hop click here.

I want to share a Valentine's Day Card I made with one challenge in mind that ended up turning into several challenges :)
I love creating CAS cards and saw a stetch over at CAS-ual Fridays that was so adorable.
Unfortunately I found too many additional challenges to enter it over there :(
So I will just have to create another to enter into that challenge.
Any Who
I used the adorable Bugaboo Deacon Heart image  and colored him with my copics
The sentiment is from My Creative Time~ 100% Sweetness
I used Kraft Card stock for the base
PTI Select White and Pure Poppy Card stock
Twinery Twine in Maraschino
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

A Very CAS card I would say!
Entering this into the following Challenges:
Faith Abigail Designs~ Valentine's Day Card
icopic~ Red Love
My Craft Spot~ Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal~So Romantic Challenge
The Scrapbooking Queen~Royal Digi Challenge Valentine/Love
The Spotted Chick~That's Krafty Thursday

EAD Designs Blog Hop!

Good Morning everyone!
It is Monday and time for another
EAD Designs Blog Hop!
~this is my last one as a Guest week will be my first as a new DT Member and we welcome February's Guest Designer Lauren!!

Now you should be coming from the very talented
Amy...... wasn't her project awesome?!?!?

For my project today I have a very simple home storage/DIY idea using the
Chalk-it Tags

If you are like me and the thousands of Pinterest followers out there
We are pinning away new ideas for just about everything....home decor, crafts, recipes and the list goes on and on.

Well I came across this DIY dishwasher soap recipe and thought I would give it a try.
You can find the original post here

But the recipe is so simple....
2 cups of Borax
2 cups of Baking Soda
4 small packets of sugar free lemonade Kool-Aid
White Vinegar

I gave it a try and let me tell you we will never go back to store bought dish washing detergent!!
My dishes are super clean and my glasses sparkle!
So of course I needed a container to put my new detergent in....
I found this glass jar at Walmart for under $4.00
And since I LOVE it so much....
EAD Designs Chalk-It Tags were the PERFECT
label for my jar!!!

Now I know my jar is not all fancy and such but it sits under my cabinet and we are the only ones who see it.....
But if I happen to leave it out...
Doesn't it look awesome with that Label??????

So I think you should all go pick some up....
They are this weeks
Sassy Steals over at
there is no's a steal and they come with 18 different tags!
Think of all the labeling you could do...LOL!!

Now hop along over to the very talented
but make sure to leave comments along the way (we love the love)
but especially over at EAD Designs to enter to win some yummy EAD Designs
goodies of your own!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hershey Kiss Window Box w/ Riley the Moose

Happy Saturday everyone!!!
I have another Valentine's project to share with you
 my favorite Moose~ Riley
I have to say that this is such a super simple box to cut and put together!
I used Coco~Polka Dot designer paper from 3 Bugs in a Rug
Riley and Company~"Sweetheart" stamp colored with my copics
Heart cut at 3" from George and Basic Shapes~embossed with Divine Swirls folder
Twine from my stash
Sentiment from The Cutting Cafe~ Fun with Valentine's Day
Kiss sentiments from The Cutting Cafe~ Hershey Kiss Valentines Bottoms
Tags for the sentiment from Tags Bags Boxes and More
Stickles, irock and eyelets

Is this not the cutest?!!??
Regina posts a Cyber Monday special every week
What is this?
A bunch of files at a "special" rate!
Awesome deals and a must check out!!!
Every week the DT showcases new files
make sure to check out the post on Wednesdays and comment to be entered to win
any 3 files of your !
Entering this into:
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

SuperBowl Party Invite

Hi everyone!
As you know I have been busy making Superbowl treats for our upcoming Staff Appreciation Luncheon next week.
Well good news....I had 80 to make
17 are totally completed and I have 34 almost done
I was on a roll yesterday.....cutting, cutting,cutting, inking, gluing and more cutting :)
Now I don't feel like I wont get them all done!

But another one of my projects for this upcoming luncheon was the invite that gets posted in the Teachers Lounge.
I am happy to say it is completed and hung!!
What do you think?
I used DCWV The Athletics Stack for the base
Dark Chocolate and Stampers White PTI card stock
Kraft card stock
for the mats
Cuttin' Up cartridge for the letters~ those all cut at 1.5"
Sports Mania for the Football~cut at 3"
(I did  add some white floss for the the way this turned out!!)


Those helmets are also from the Sports Mania Cartridge~cut at 3"
I found the Patriots Logo as a SVG cut
and the Giants Logo was one I traced into an SVG
both then cut using SCAL

My banner is from MCT~ Build a Banner Set and I also used
Cuttin' Up for the Roman Numbers

Of course I added some white gel pen doodles
Charcoal Twinery Twine
Foam Dots
and my computer generated invite wording.

Now off to make some more treats!!
Thanks for stopping by and see you all later!
Entering this into:
My Craft Spot ~ Let's Hear it For The Boys

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sending You Butterfly Hugs~ The Cutting Cafe Way!

Good Morning everyone!!!
This week Regina over at The Cutting Cafe asked the DT to showcase either

For my project I used a Glassine Bag I picked up at my local scrap booking store and came up with this.....
I took the adorable butterfly background and printed it to attach to the bag, both on the front and back
Cut the butterfly image out using Designer Paper and white card stock and  paper pieced it.
I colored the inside of the butterfly with my copics 
Added some stickles!!  LOVE the bling!
I wanted to add some stick pins so after digging through my HUGE container of beads I found the perfect ones to use as the antenna.
They are stuck through the foam pop dots so there should be no injury with these :)
The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam in Cherry Lipstick
For the back of my bag I used the sentiment from the same set, my EK Sucess punch and some bling
I thought this would make a super cute Lunch Box note, a 3 x 3 card would fit perfectly in this or maybe it will be sent to one of my crafty pen pals!

Make sure you head over to The Cutting Cafe
later this afternoon to check out the rest of the DT's projects. Also comment to win some sets of your own!

Just an FYI also~ Regina has the BEST Cyber Monday sales!!
HUGE files of adorable images and cut files for awesome prices!
I always post a reminder on FB
and you can also subscribe to The Cutting Cafe's email for details as well!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT hump day!!

entering this into:
Die Cutting Divas~Buttons, Bows and/or Bling

Monday, January 23, 2012

EAD Designs Blog Hop~ Happy Birthday!

Good Morning everyone!
It is Monday and you know what that means.....
the EAD Designs Blog Hop!

You should be coming from the very talented Amy....
 but make sure to start at EAD Designs and comment for a chance to win some yummy goodies!!

Today's card is a fun birthday card featuring stickerz from
Birthday Sentiments
birthday sentiments
Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
And here is my card.....
For my card I used Cosmo Cricket "Social Club" 6 x 6 mini deck
I followed a sketch from A La Card Monkey
My NEW Stickerz from EAD Designs....LOVE them!!!
George and Basic Shapes cricut cartridge for the circle~cut at 3"
cuttlebug folder~swiss dots
all on a Kraft A2 card base

What do you think? Such adorable stickerz right!!!!

So it is time to hop along to Jenn's
Can not wait to see what she has in store for us!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!!
Also entering this into:
A La Card Monkey~ Anything Goes + Sketch
Birthday Sundaes~Sentiment on Front
My Sheri Crafts~ New Things (new Stickerz)
Made Especially For You~ Friendship Card
Craft Your Passion~ Bingo (diagonal)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Giveaway Alert~ New Challenge Blog

Hey everyone!
No project to share today
only a giveaway alert announcing
new challenge blog!!
and they have this adorable cart up for grabs
There are 4 ways to be entered to win....not going to tell you here
you have to
Hop over to the
Krafty Girls blog and check it out!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Super Exciting News!!

Good Morning Everyone!!
I have super exciting news to share!!!!

I am now on the EAD Designs
Design Team

Joining me is a super creative bunch of ladies..

I am so excited to be able to continue designing with EAD Designs awesome products!!!

So what is an announcement without a project????

It's a gift card holder that I cut using a file from
See that present....
it is from the It's Party Time stickerz set by EAD Designs
I did alittle paper piecing with the present using the same designer paper as the gift card holder
"Love of My Life" from My Minds Eye
Here is the inside....
again I used the same stickerz set and added some velcro as my closer

Did you see my ribbon?
I made my own using grosgrain white ribbon and my copics
in B00 and R24
It is almost a perfect match!!

So I hope you enjoyed my project and make sure to make the rounds and congratulate the new designers.
There is such awesome talent all around!!

Happy Friday All!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Heart Tic Tac Box~ The Cutting Cafe

Good Morning everyone!!
Another week closer to Valentine's Day and I have a super easy and super adorable DT project to share using
For my box
I used Bo Bunny Designer Paper from A Gift of Love line
SCAL and my Cricut
Twine in Maraschino from The Twinery
Brown Twine from my stash.

The file comes with 4 sentiments and a border also but I chose to use
for my sentiment.
I printed the sentiment out on my printer and used a heart punch to cut it out.
I also punched a piece of chipboard using the same punch to make a more sturdy tag.
Colored the heart in with my R29 copic and added some glossy accents to the heart and outlined the wording using my new Clear Star Gelly roll pen~ OMG I love this pen!
It adds sparkle right where you want it :)

You will want to check out the rest of the DT's projects later today because....we are all featuring projects from either
or the

Plus if you leave some love all around you can be entered to win some of your own files from

So thanks for stopping by and have a
"Sweet" Day!!
I am entering this into the following Challenges:
Docerela Creations~ Valentine's Day

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Are You Ready For Some Football? MCT and PKS Style

Good Morning everyone!

It is that time of year again...
PTO planning for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon that I co-chair with another friend.
Every year we ask the parents to donate a dish for this luncheon and I have to say that the teacher's look forward to this PTO sponsored event the most.
If you remember or followed me last year at this time I made Post-it Notes for all the Teachers
This year we are having a Superbowl Themed luncheon and this is what I am making
Cute candy bags featuring a Superbowl favorite treat M&M's!!
I used the Sports Mania cartridge for the football
Distress ink in Gathered Twigs for the edges
PKS-531~ Simple Sallies Face Assortment for the face
My Creative Time~Many Greetings for the sentiment
DCWV The Athletic Stack for the pattern paper.

So I have 4 done and only 77 more to do..LOL!
What do you think?
Teacher's will like them?
I think so :)
I am linking these up to:
My Creative Time~ Throwback Thursday
Little Scrap Pieces~ Anything Goes

Monday, January 16, 2012

EAD Designs Blog Hop!

Good Morning Everyone!!
It is time for another EAD Designs Blog Hop!!!
Hopefully you have come from Amy's ....
but don't forget to stop at all the designers blogs  along the way starting at EAD Designs for tons of will want to leave comments along the way and for sure over at EAD Designs for a chance to win some goodies!!

I am super excited about today's project!!!!
I made some embellishments and magnets using the
Love Block Valentines

What started out as this......wooden hearts I picked up at Joanne's

Were turned into these......
 Are they not the cutest EVER!!!!

So I took the wooden hearts and covered the front sides with white card stock using my Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
Then I took one of the square stickerz and adhered it over the white card stock....trimmed the extra stickerz and using my file to smooth the edges.
Such a quick and very easy project!!

To make the magnets
I used these magnetic sheets I found at Walmart and my heart paper punch from Fiskars.
The magnetic sheets are pretty thin so cutting them with the punch was very easy
Yes I know the heart punch is a funky heart but look at how great they fit on the back
And considering they are the back side a perfect shape is not necessary :)

Now I only used 6 of them as magnets...the rest I plan on using as embellishments for future projects
Like this Valentine's Day card
DP is from my stash
EAD Designs heart embellishment
3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon in Baby Girl
My Creative Time~Curly Label Die
My Creative Time~100% Sweetness Stamp
bling on a roll from Recollection
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~ Victorial Velvet
Scalloped border punch from Ek Success

Now time to leave me and hop on over to Jenn's
Thanks for stopping by :)

Entering this into the following...
Cas-ual Friday~CAS w/scallops
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Valentine's Day
One Stitch at a Time~Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal~Make it Mondays "Stamp It Pretty"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

EAD Designs Color Challenge!

Good Morning everyone!!
It is time for another EAD Designs Color Challenge
This weeks color combo is so beautiful!!
and here are the coordinating stickerz~ Paris Love

For my card I chose to use a sketch I saw while Pinning LOL!!
Can you say addicting...OMG I love Pinterest!!
Pinned Image
anyways here is my take....
I used all PTI card stock~
Melon Berry, Stampers Select White, Dark Chocolate and Berry Sorbet
Paris Love Stickerz
Distress ink in Gathered Twigs
Pearls from my stash

This is such a fun stickerz set! I will for sure be playing with the others from this.
You do not have to have this set to play along in the challenge...
Just make sure your project fits the color combo!
Link up for project for a chance to become next months Guest Designer!

Thanks for checking out my card and I hope you play along with this challenge!
All the details along with some DT inspiration can be found on the EAD Designs Blog!
Have a GREAT day!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday~ The Cutting Cafe DT Day~ Winner!!

Good Morning everyone!!
Today I am sharing my project for The Cutting Cafe and along with the rest of
 the DT we are showcasing the Long Sentiment Tags file.
What a GREAT bunch of tags....
perfect for all your cards or LO pages.

~~But before I share my project I want to announce to winner of my blog candy from the Love Bugs Banners for Kids Hop~~
Using the lucky winner is.....
Congrats Judy...please email me at with your mailing address and I will get your ribbon right out!

Now on with the show....LOL!!
For my project I used the Birthday Tag from the set and made a masculine birthday card.
I have to say I really LOVE the way this turned out!
What do you think?

So in addition to the Long Sentiment Tag file
I also used the Fun With Pockets file......
another packed file full of 14 different pockets!
I re sized my tag to 2 1/2" x  4 1/2" and printed it out on white card stock.
I colored all the wording using my copics in colors matching the DP.
I did add some white gel pen doodles to the wording because....well I have a hard time not using my gel pen :)
The DP is from Simple Stories..another fun birthday print
and it was layered on white card stock all on a Kraft Card base
The balloons were cut from the Simply Charmed Cartridge at 2 1/2".
I used foam dots to give some dimension to the red balloon and again added my gel pen doodles.
The ribbon is from American that I love but can not seem to find any more :(
Here is the inside of the card along with the whole tag.
I am making it another goal of mine to complete the inside of my cards as well...that way they are 100% ready to be used!
Some additional items used for this card include:
Distress ink in Gathered Twigs
white ribbon from my stash
"X" stamp from Stampendous (Typewriter Alphabet)

Now for even more inspiration and to be entered to win some of your own files from The Cutting Cafe
make sure to hop over and check out the rest of the DT's projects.

I am also entering this card into the following Challenges:
The Kraft Journal~Favorite Colors (Blue, Brown, Green)
Fantabulous Cricut~Challenge Me Monday
Celebrate The Occasion~Child's Birthday
Simon Says Stamps~Spots or Stripes
Pile it On~Manly Card
Crafty Creations Challenge~ Something New (The Cutting Cafe File)
For Fun Challenge ~ What Fun
Paper Pretties~ Sentiment as Focal Point

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sending Warm Thoughts~ Challenge Card Entry

Good Morning Everyone!

I wanted to share a card I made to enter for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.
This is the first time entering for me and I am always so in awe of the creativity and all around talent that gets displayed over there!!
I only own 1 stamp set from Paper Smooches~ The Sentiment Sampler
and a few of the freebie digi's that have come out but really hope to add to my stamp collection this year!
I love the adorable images and fun sentiments!!

Anyways here is the card I made.
It is a very simple card actually....I used rainbow color eyelets and adhered them to a piece of PTI Stampers Select White card stock.
The freebie Sun was printed on DP from my stash and
I used foam dots to attach the sun after cutting out the image.
The sentiment was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
and the whole piece then adhered to my card base~ a standard A2 size.

I really LOVE the CAS~ness of this card and hope you do also :)
Thanks for letting me share my card today!
I know I probably don't stand a chance as one of this weeks winner over at Paper Smooches but hey you never know right....and I will never know if I don't enter a challenge!!
So here's to another New Years Resolution!!
entering this into the following:
Paper Smooches~ Sparks Challenge
Scrappy Moms Stamps~Cartoon Character~ Terrific Tuesday
Tuesday Throwdown~#80 Baby It's Cold Outside
Pumpkin Spice~Show your Style (CAS)

Monday, January 9, 2012

EAD Designs Blog Hop!

Good Morning Everyone!!
It is Monday which can only mean one thing......
the EAD Designs Blog Hop!!

You should have come from
if not hop back to EAD Designs because you will want to leave a comment on all the DT blogs for a chance to win some yummy EAD Design goodies!!

For my project today I wanted to showcase the adorable
"With a Cherry On Top" stickerz set
With a Cherry on Top

and this is what I came up with
My card is a A2 size and all my card stock is from PTI
I ran the dark chocolate card stock base through my cuttle bug using the Distressed Stripes folder.
I used SCAL and a freebie scalloped circle cut for the base of that adorable Cherry Tree.
Not sure if the picture shows it but I added alittle bit of white gel pen doodles along with some stickles in green and Christmas red for extra sparkle.
The sentiment...also part of the stickerz was colored in using my R29 copic then stickled up as well.
The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam in Mistletoe
and I tied it all together using Cappuccino Twinery and a small red bell (I thought the bell looked like a cherry)

Thanks for checking out my card and leaving me such sweet comments!
I truly appreciate each and every one of them!

Entering this also into the following Challenges:
Simon Says Stamps~Something New (new Stickerz!!)
For Fun Challenges~Something New (new Stickerz!!)
Especially Made for You~Machine Embossing
My Craft Spot~ #40 It's Delicious
Quick Quotes~Frame It
One Stitch At a Time~ 3 Embellishments
Frosted Designs~Cardstock Only

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Love Bugs Banner for Kids Hop

Welcome to the “Love Bugs Banners for Kids” Hop Day 2

Several talented crafty people have come together for a two day hop (Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th) to showcase handmade banners that will be donated to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. The hope of these banners is that they bring smiles to these children's faces and awareness of Pediatric Specialty Care to all those that hop along.

The “Love Bugs Banner for Kids” Hop has some awesome sponsors and prizes to give away to all those that hop along and leave comments. The more blogs you visit and leave comments at, the more chances you have of winning.
 Our Generous Sponsors are:
 Jellypark Digital Stamps will award 2 free digi-images to one winner.
 K Andrews Designs has donated a stamp set to one winner.
 Robyn's Fetish will donate FIVE digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!

If you are coming from Lisa's blog you are on the right path
If you want to start from the beginning head over to Ellen's Blog..
there are tons of adorable banners that are all being sent to brighten up a child's room and you will not want to miss any of them..
Plus there might be some blog candy along the way :)

Here is  my banner....

All of my adorable bugs are cut using files from My Scrap Chick~Blissful Bugs
All of my pieces were cut using SCAL sized to fit on coaster I picked up a long while back at my local scrap booking store.
Some additional supplies used include
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Fire Brick
Olive Green pigment ink
Peachy Keen Stamps~ Princess Faces
Chalk for the cheeks
White gel pen
Holly Berry Crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam

Here are close~ups of each piece
The DP is all from my stash and I will reference the name if I can remember LOL!
This red polka dot paper is from Glitz Designs~ Love Nest Polka
The heart is cut from George and Basic Shapes
and the "L" is from the same
Not sure if you can tell but the coasters are all embossed with hearts using a Fiskars embossing plate
I also embossed the leaf~cut from Create a Critter using Divine Swirls

This Green Polka dot paper is from 25 Days of Christmas~Peace Love Joy

This Black and White Polka Dot paper is one of my favorites
My Minds Eye~Blackbird
Love this paper!!

And finally this polka dot paper is a download I won over at Get Funky
I printed it out on cream card stock

I really hope this brightens up a little kiddo's room!
I had so much fun designing it :)

Now onto to some Blog Candy!!!
I am such a HUGE fan of Julie's Crinkle ribbon over at 3 Girl Jam that I wanted to give one lucky commenter a pack of the
Holly Berry that I used with this banner.
It also comes with some Mistletoe Ribbon
Yes I know Christmas is over but the Holly Berry is PERFECT for Valentines Day
and the green Mistletoe....a GREAT springtime color!
Winter Bundle
All you have to do to be eligible for my candy is leave me a comment with a way to get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner!
I would love for you to be a follower but it is not required :)
I will draw a winner on Wed Jan 11th

Now hop along to the other Jessica's Blog
and see what awesome project she has to share with you!
Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost
Happy Hopping!!