Friday, September 28, 2012

Simply Create Too Challenge - Fall

Hello all!! Yay its fall! I'm so excited! Its my absolute favorite time of year! I love all the color changes and the cool crisp weather :)

So for this weeks challenge is to create something about fall!! I cant wait to see what you all create!

No onto my project :

For this card I used yet again just some simple papers (cream and olive) 
For the Leaves I used some tim holtz inks and dyed my paper and then stamped it with a leaf (the stamp i got from the 1$ bin at Michaels) 
The Ribbon was in a package of ribbons (not sure of brand or maker) 
The Skittles are some of the ones that I hand dyed  in an orange color
The Sentiment is from K Andrew Designs - Fall-O-Ween

So please come on over and join us @ Simply Create Too  and show us your fall project!!!

<3 Until Next time!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!- Favorite Things

Welcome to the Getting Cricky "Favorite Things" Blog Hop   
Each of us on the Design Team, along with some very special guests and friends, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  We have a special surprise for you at the end of the hop, so be sure to visit each blog along the way...  You'll end up at Kristal's blog where you'll get to JOIN the FUN!!  So let's get HOPPING to show you some of our "Favorite Things" about Kristal's stamps!!
If you've hopped along from Heather 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 Lisa's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

This card was made from all my scraps in my scrap drawer :) Even the ribbon !
I did cut the fall leaf out with my cricut an outline cut and then I just added some pretty green glitter to it.
The "skittles" on my card were hand dyed by me.
I ran the circles through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder to give it a bit more texture.
The Sentiment is from the Fall-O-Ween set which I love not only because Fall is my favorite time of year but because you can mix and match and create so many different things with this set! If you don't have it yet it is one to add to your collection I promise you will love it ! :)

K Andrew Designs

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Jennie ......
Didja know?
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, 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:

MidWeek Post Simply Create Too

Hello All!! Happy Friday! Its been a great week here well.. a little cold lol but all in all a great week! I went to a Taste Of Home Cooking show lastnight and got to see them cook some yummy things that I cant wait to try!!! Also Today is my dads birthday and I will be taking him out for dinner tonight :) I admit it I'm a daddy's girl lol! Well onto my projects :)

I wanted to make some simple cards for this post because Simple cards are fun to make too
So for the first card I just used plain pink cardstock for the bg and then white embossed paper for the top layer. Then I used The ribbon along the bottom to give it a pop of color. The bow came on the ribbon which I think gave it a great extra touch.

The second card I used cream colored cardstock and its a mini card  :) I also used a tag punch for the inside tag . The pocket and all of the sentiments are from Pink By Design stamps.

<3 Until Next time!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday all!!! This weekend is going to be a good one No bad weather is supposed to come and it looks great outside and I have lots of time to dig into crafting and scrapbooking :) So excited!!!
So I have a project today that I created for my mom's upcoming birthday. I saw this idea on pinterest and I decided I wanted to try it out to see how it went :) I want to thank everyone that crafts because you are all a great inspiration to not only me but I'm sure a ton of people out there too so Thank You :)
So now onto my project

I want to enter this project into the following challenges:

Joyful Stamper Inspire me Fridays 76: Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 51 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Link it up

So now onto my project:

So for this card I used basic cardstock in cream and black.
For the cone i used a textured brown and then embossed it with my cuttlebug
For the ice cream i glued buttons around in different pink colors (buttons are from my stash)
The stamp set is from a new set i got from Pink By Design
Then I added some pink twine to the side to add a little extra pink :)

<3 Until Next time!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jr Legal Pad Cover

Hello All!!! Hope everyones week is going great! Hope the weather is treating you well! Its starting to cool off here in PA and I'm really enjoying it not being so so hot.

So I wanted to share a project with you today that I have been so addicted to making lately. Its a cover for a Jr. Legal Pad with a pen holder :)  I got this idea from : The Stamp Doc she has a video that shows you how to do it and also puts the dimensions on her site so you can reference it later :)

And there are a few challenges I would like to enter this project into:

Getting Cricky- Happy Fall Y'All

So now for my project :)

This is the front view:
This is the semi inside view: 

I had so much fun making this I am creating one for one of the girls in the office i work at and some for my family!
For this I used a piece of orange cardstock for the base.
Then the top layer I used a piece of plain white cardstock and added a piece of my halloween paper from the Halloween collection from the Paper Studio (not sure of the name right now)
Then I added a piece of that same Halloween paper onto the tablet inside.
I also used a cute black feather and some Recollections flowers and a green brad to the front to decorate it a little bit.
Then I stamped it with the K Andrews Set Fall-o-ween

<3 Until Next time!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chocolate Blog Hop!!!

Next to diamonds, chocolate is a girl's best friend and in some cases it may even rank higher than diamonds. This hop takes some neat approaches to chocolate so I hope you can take the time to hop through and see how these crafters expressed their love of chocolate.

You will start at Lorby's World ( but make sure you make it all the way to the end because Tee at One Scrap at a Time is giving away two files from The Cutting Cafe ( to one lucky winner. Tee will have all the details on how to sign up for the drawing when you arrive at her blog.

So get your box of hidden chocolate and enjoy the hop...

So for my project today I made a takeout container holding lots of chocolates YUM! :)
I used the Tags,Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge to cut the box...
The sentiment tag was cut with my stampabilities dies, then I added liquid pearls around it and
Stamped it with K Andrew Designs stamps.
I used a little twine so that it could be carried easier by my little niece :)


Thank you for coming today and now on to Lisa

Jearise -
L. Miriam -
Ashley -
Lucy -
Amanda -
Lisa -
Robin -
Lynne -
Cicily -
Tee -

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Crazy Dog and Cupcakes Blog Hop :)

Welcome to our Crazy Dog and Cupcake Blog Hop!  What started out as a random idea for a blog hop turned into a funny theme!  We threw out some ideas on different "odd observances" in the up coming months ~ one being National Dog Day and the other Cupcake Day ~ everyone seemed to like these two themes so we put it to a vote!  Who would have thought it would have turned into a tie?!  So we voted once more ~ thanks to Pamela's creative thinking, she put the two together.  What could be more fun than working with dogs and cupcakes!  So sit back and enjoy the fun and creative projects the group has put together for you today!
 No blog hop would be complete without some fun blog candy to win!  Today we have a very gracious
sponsor ~ KaDoodle Bug Designs is giving one lucky winner $15 in free files!  All you have to do to win the prize is:
Comment on each stop along the way
Like KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook page:
Join their fun group at:

Your line up today is:
Pamela ~
Colleen ~
Jennifer ~
Maria ~
Nancy ~
Tina ~
Jennifer F. ~
Amanda ~
Tahi ~
Miriam ~

So for my project I created a simple layout for one of my 4 doggie babies :) The paper came from the Spoiled Rotten paper pack from The Paper Studio and the stickers were from a clearance bin at AC Moore that I picked up. The blank space in the corner will be used to write something cute about the pictures I place on it :) Enjoy!!!

Now it's time to grab your cupcake and Fido and head to Tahi's blog.

Thank you for hopping along with us today!  We hope you have enjoyed our fun hop.

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