Tuesday, May 31, 2011

And the WINNER IS........

Hi Everyone!

Today is the day! First let me say how awesome you all are for following me and taking the time to enter my giveaway!

So the winner was selected by Random.org and the winner is

Karen - little Scrap Pieces. Congrats Karen!

Please email me (smedina24@att.net) with your address so I can send you your cartridge!

Have a GREAT day everyone!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Robotz - Flaunt it Friday's

Hi Everyone!

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful Day, we have a great day ahead of us. Lots of fun, food, and family!

Here is my entry for Flaunt it fridays Robotz-anything-goes-challenge.  It's sad to see FIF go, I really enjoyed the challenges, the DT inspiration and viewing all of the entries. Thanks for the fun! 

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper - DCWV, POPtone
Cartridge - Robotz
Decorative Edge scissors - Heartbeat
Kitchen Twine
Buttons - Making memories


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Submarine Wishes Part 2

Hi Everyone!

Oh boy did I blow it! I didn't attach the correct picture for my Submarine Card.  See, when I took a picture of my card I realized it was missing something.... Ribbon? So I added some ribbon and re-took a picture.  I completely forgot about it and just used the original and didn't realize until after I linked everything and started to clean up (huge paper mess :)) So I thought I would show you the correct card and as a bonus for me I can link up the correct one to Patches of Pink link-up-party. So here ya go....


Submarine Wishes

Hi Everyone!

As soon as I saw the challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps, I knew that I wanted to participate.  The challenge is to use Life's a Beach! I LOVE LOVE this cartridge.  Then I saw the challenge over at My Creative time for me (Emma's) and thought oh wow I'll combine the two. The throwback Thursday Challenge is to use GREEN & YELLOW. Here is what I came up with.
Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Cartridge - Life's a Beach
Paper - Bazzill, Recollections, MM, Coredinations
White Gel Pen
Ink - Versamark

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A gift for you

Hi Everyone!

I'm sharing a card I made for a few challenges.  First, My Craft Spot Challenge - Make a Shape Card, Second, Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - A party hat or a gift cut!! & Third, More than Favors Wacky-Wednesday color challenge - Use Pink, brown, teal and cream. Hope you enjoy!

Shape Card - 5"
Cartridges - Simply Charmed, George
Paper - GCD Studios, Recollections
Ribbon - Micheals
Sentiment - My computer
White Gel Pen

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memorial Day - Red, White, & Blue

Hi Everyone!

Here is card created for a few challenges.  Frosted Designs Fabulous-friday-challenge  This week's challenge is to make a card, layout or project with an armed forces/patriotic theme! My Sheri Crafts Challenge - MEMORIAL DAY / VICTORIAN DAY, Cooking with Cricut - Memorial-day-challenge.

OK, so I probably need to explain the wagon... Every year for Memorial day we have a neighborhood block party. When my oldest was young the kids would decorate their bikes and parade up and down the street. When my youngest came along we got out the big red wagon and paraded.  Such fun memories...
Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper - All scraps
Cartridges - Create a Critter & George 
Decorative Edge Scissors - Bell
Ribbon - Micheals
Machine Stitching
White Gel Pen 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Awards & Hello Friend

Hi Everyone,

I guess blogger is acting funny again.  I received two awards and I couldn't send a thank you.  So Thank you Pri (Pri's Craftee Escape) for the Cricut-Tastic Award. Please pop over and visit Pri, she has a great blog with such cute cards and I'm sure you will gather much inspiration! Thank you Pri.

Secondly, Thank you Rae (Wahoo Crafts) for A thing of beauty award! What a treat! I vist Rae often and can always count on seeing something fabulous! So hop over and check her out! Thank you Rae!

For this award, here are the rules:
  • Must share 5 things about yourself  (1 of the listed items must be something about your craft).
    • I start every morning with a cup of coffee. 
    • I love pilates. 
    • I walk at least 4 days a week! 
    • I love to cook and eat, that’s why I walk and do pilates! 
    • I may have close to 100 cricut cut images sitting in my top drawer!
Rae & Pri you are just so sweet to think of me and I appreciate the thought! Thank you!
Also, here is a card I created just because. ( Really it's because I had 5 of these little trees and said I've got to do something with these) I really love the ruffle look, so this is what I came up with.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday and many more - For a guy!!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to take advantage of some of the masculine challenges.  So here is my entry for Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - Use masculine cuts, Cricut Cardz Challenge - make a masculine birthday card using something with wheels. Hope you enjoy!

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cartridge - New Arrival, Robotz
 (I used the gypsy and the letter C from Robotz to create the fenders)
Paper - MM fresh Anthology, K&Co Cowboy red gingham
Machine stitched
Decorative Edge scissors - Zipper
Kitchen twine
Sentiment - My computer
White Gel Pen
Black Staedtler triplus fineliner

Friday, May 20, 2011

You're Fabulous!

Hi Everyone!

Here is my entry for Bitten by the bug's sunglasses Challenge. Hop over and check out the fun. The D.T's projects are really cute! This is a card for a friend, she is fabulous and I hope it makes her smile!
Thank you everyone for the sweet comments on my last post (gift card holder).  I'm over the moon excited. As mentioned by Cathy, it is such an honor to display my craft! I hope I can take pics of them in the boutique and share them with you :)
Ok. here is my entry...

Card - 4.25"x 5.5"
Cartridge - Paisley
Paper - DCWV, Bazzill
Punch - MS Corner Punch
Ribbon - Micheals
White Gel Pen
Versamark Ink - Pink and Orange
Sentiment - My computer

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gift Card Holders

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a gift card holder for you.  I was asked by a local boutique to come up with some ideas for gift cards and gift wrapping (for jewelry). So here is what I came up with for the GC holder. I left the inside blank (at their request) for their branded gift card. They want to adhere the card with special glue instead of slits to hold the card.  I thinks this was a great idea because you don't really need an envelope.  I can also punch a hole at the top of the card and they can hang/display them on the sales counter.  Super plain and nothing cutesy! It's not that kind of boutique. I had this idea in mind and then saw the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge. Create a card or other item and include a rectangle and a triangle on your project. Fits in perfectly! Hope you enjoy! Wish me luck, hope they like it! 

Cartridge - Tie the knot, TBBM
Paper - DCWV - Mi Casa Stack
Ribbon - Micheals

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Enjoy the ride! Happy Birthday!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you enjoy!
Card - 4.75" x 6.5"
Paper - MM Just Chillin" Girl
Cartridge - Just a note
Woven corners - MM
Pink brads - MM
Ribbon - American Crafts

Awesome Giveaway

Hi Everyone!

Awesome giveaway Alert..... Click HERE to enter Sherrie's 600 follower giveaway! She also has some really cute projects! Her cards are so CUTE! What are you waiting for go go go go..... :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Welcome to the world little one...

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card especially for Cricut Cardz Challenge - Card for a brand new baby.  I made a version of this card in blue but had to reproduce it in pink for my soon to be here niece. (that sounds so sweet... my niece)  My sis's shower is Sunday and I can't wait.  So this is it for me (for the weekend) we are heading down south. Hope you enjoy and I just want to say THANK YOU for all of your lovely comments, it brings such a smile to my face!
Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper - K&Co, Kraft Cardstock
Cartridge - New Arrival
Ribbon - Micheals & American Crafts
PKS - 493 Everyday Character Face Parts
Sentiment - Unknown maybe studio G
White gel pen
Versamark Pink Ink

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday - Cupcake

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card I created for a few challenges! The first is My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday challenge.  The challenge is to use the Doodlecharms cartridge and the color blue. This is a "Special challenge" so hop over to Emma's and participate! The second challenge is Whimsical Wednesdays challenge - Take Shape - Make a shaped card. The third and final challenge is My Time To Craft Challenge - Scallops - They are asking for scallops on our projects. So this is what I came up with for all three. Hope you enjoy!
Card - 5.5"
Paper - GCD Studios, DCWV
Cartridges - Doodlecharms, Wild Card, Simply Charmed
Ribbon & Trim - Probably Joanns :)
Sentiment - My computer
Staedtler triplus fineliner (Black)


Thursday, May 12, 2011

You Rock - Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card made for Birthday Sundaes - It's a Recipe! & More Than Favors - WACKY WEDNESDAY - ANYTHING GOES.  This is a fun card for a boy. Hope you enjoy!

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper - Making Memories Just Chillin'
Cartridge - Stamping, Doodlecharms
Star Punch
Border edge - Shape Scissors (Flash)
Machine stitched
Making Memories - Star Punch
Sentiment - Unknown Stamp
White Gel Pen

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cricut Lite Block Party ~ Giveaway

Hi Everyone!

Hop over to Lisa's Blog (Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons) and check out her giveaway! She is trying to reach 500 followers. Go HERE to check it out! Good Luck Lisa!

You are truly Appreciated - Teacher

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card I made for two challenges.  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Teacher Feature - Make a card or project for that special teacher with the color RED on it.
Here is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy!

Card - 5.5" 
Paper - KI Memories, From my collection :)
Cartridge - Create a Critter, TBBM
machine stitched
Versamark Ink
Distressed edges
Sentiment - My computer
Kite string

Monday, May 9, 2011

Have a Spendid Day

Hi Everyone!

I created a card for two challenges, Cricut Cardz Challenge - Beach Theme & Paper Playtime - Make a tall Card. Hope you enjoy!

Card 4"x9"
Paper - K&Co. Bazzill, Poptone, Unknown
Cartridge - Life is a Beach
Machine stitched
Sentiment - American Crafts Stamp - Dear Lizzy
White gel Pen
Versa ink

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mothers Day - E2 Card

Hi Everyone,

It's almost here, Mother's Day! I have one last card to share. I wasn't sure if I would share it, because it didn't come out the way I hoped, but I did make it using the "NEW" E2.  I love this machine so much! Just in case I'm not able to post this weekend, I wish everyone a wonderful weekend and if you are a mom I wish you a very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Here are two quotes I've always liked.
"Mothers of teenagers know why some animals eat their young" - Author Unknown
"A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest" - Irish Proverb

Card - 4.25" X 5.5"
Paper - K&Co,COREdinations,Bazzill
Cartridge - Cricut Essentials
Ribbon - Unknown
Sentiment - My computer


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fiesta Forever!

Hi Everyone!

Thought I would take advantage of Creative Cutter's Fiesta Challenge. Looks Fun, head over and join!  I tried our scanner for my image to see how it would work and it just may be a good alternative for dead camera battery! Hope you enjoy!

Card ~ 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper ~ DCWV Mi Casa Stack, Bazzill
Cartridge ~ Wild Card, Jubilee
PKS - 493 Everyday Character Face Parts
Gypsy ~ Welded "V's" together for Sombrero
EK Success Ribbon
Sentiment - My computer

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cricut-Tastic Award!

Hi Everyone!

Wow, I received the Cricut-Tastic Award! Sandy over at So. Cal. Crafty Creations  & Lisa over at A Mermaid's Crafts both graciously gave me this awesome award! Please pop over to their blogs and see their projects, really cute!!! Sandy & Lisa thank you so much, it's an honor to receive this award!

So as a recipient of this award, you should:
Wear this badge proudly on your Blog
Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs!
Tell 5 Cricut related things about yourself.

Here are the 5 Cricut related things about me:
  1. My Mom bought me my 1st Cricut (baby bug) in 2009.
  2. I use my gypsy everyday.
  3. My husband bought me the new E2 for Mother's Day and I LOVE it.
  4. My favorite cartridge is CAC but the new Just a Note is a close second.
  5. Whenever I make a project, I try to always duplicate the cut. It's a time saver for that card you want to make in a hurry.
Cricut-tastic blogs that I am passing this award onto are:
  1. Faith Abigail Designs - http://www.faithabigaildesigns.com/
  2. Cindy's Little Creations - http://cindybcreations.blogspot.com/
  3. In the Pink, Designs by Cathyrn - http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
  4. Cards by Jovan - http://www.cardsbyjovan.com/
  5. Nati's little Scrap Blog - http://natislittlescrapblog.blogspot.com/
  6. Scrappin 5 little cupcakes - http://scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com/
  7. Sarah's stamping and Stuff - http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/
  8. The Cricut Bug (GIG) - http://thecricutbug.blogspot.com/
  9. Katie O's - http://katieoscreations.blogspot.com/
  10. Scrappers Creative Corner - http://scrapperscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Please pop over to their blogs, they are sure to bring lots of inspiration!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oh Happy Day - Graduation Card

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to make a "Grad" card for my cousin that is Graduating next week from College! As we all know, it's such an achievement. Especially now with the unfortunate circumstances at our CSU schools. But none the less he did and now on to Law school.... Way to go Will. So here is my simple card that I made to pop in the mail today. It had to be simple because of course I waited until the last minute.  At least I'm mailing it.... Right??

Hope you enjoy!

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper - Bo Bunny Press, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Cartridges - Wild card, Wrap it up
White Gel Pen

Don't forget about my giveaway, please go HERE to check it out!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mypaperlove Giveaway - Simply Charmed

Hi Everyone!

I have great news! I am doing a giveaway for the month of May.  I'm so excited to have 150 followers! Thank you to each and every one of you! One of YOU lucky winners will receive the Simply Charmed cartridge. Just follow the rules and on May 31st I will choose a winner.

To be eligible for this giveaway:

You must be a follower
Please leave a comment letting me know that you are already follower or a “NEW” follower (Please leave me your email so I have a way to reach you in case you win)!

Spread the word - Post about my giveaway on your blog and leave another comment letting me know you did. It’s an extra chance to win.
You have until May 30, 2011 12:00 midnight PST
Please note - due to shipping I can only accept USA & Canada entries