Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hello Friend - Watermelon

Hi Everyone!

I thought I would participate in a couple more challenges.  Cooking With Cricut - Watermelon Challenge & Bitten by the bug 2 - Watermelon.  I just love all of the watermelon cuts, maybe because of the colors. It just make me think mmmm. Here is my super simple entry.

Card - 4.25"x 5.5"
Cartridges - Simply charmed & Indie art (seeds)
Paper - Recollections Cardstock & Printed
Ribbon - American Crafts
Sentiment - American Crafts
Ink - Studio G
White Gel Pen

Celebrate WOO HOO - Red, White, & Blue

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card I made for some of the red,white, & Blue Challenges. Hope you Enjoy your day!!

Whimsical Wednesdays - patriotic card/project - Must Include brads, bling or buttons
My Sheri Crafts - Independence Day or Canada Day
Birthday Sundaes - Stars & Stripes
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - RED, WHITE and BLUE!!

Card - 4.25 x 4.5
Cartridge - George
Paper - K & Co, Bazzill
Ribbon - Celebrate it
Button- MM
Ink - Studio G
Sentiment - Micheals Dollar Bin - Heat embossed
White Gel Pen

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday Guest Designer

Hi Everyone!

Well today is the day! I am the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday Guest Designer.  I am so excited to be part of the challenge this week. This week the challenge is Happy 4th using Red, White, & Blue on your project!
Every year on the 4th we spend the entire day at the beach and then at night we watch the city fireworks show from the sand.  It's quite a day filled with fun, food, and friends and family. I decided to make a candy centerpiece for the buffet table.

I used the Wild Card Cartridge for the Ribbon/Award shape cut at 6".

Next I used the Stand and Salute Cartridge for the flag shape in the middle, cut at 3". I also used a 2.75" white circle for the back of the flag. I cut the 4th of July at 2.5" and used stickles on the 4.

Lastly, I added some Celebrate it ribbon and outlined everything with my white gel pen. I attached a bamboo skewer to the back, filled my bucket ($1.00 bin at Target last year)  with licorice and inserted my little 4th of July project and instant candy centerpiece. I can't wait to bring these to the party!

Please stop over to Fantabulous Cricut and check out all of the fun! They really have one of the most talented design teams I have ever seen.  So to be part of this challenge as the guest designer has been so excited and special to me! Thank you Fantabulous Cricut for giving me this opportunity and letting me have this experience!

Have a great Monday and GO Red, White & Blue! 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Guest Designer for Fantabulous Cricut

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to share some news! The Super Awesome Fantabulous Cricut has chosen me to be a guest designer Monday 7/27/11. Ok, wish you could have seen the smile on my face and the skip in my step! I feel so honored. Saundra will be spotlighting my blog on Sunday. I hope that you will stop in and have a peek. Thank you Saundra and the FC Team for picking little ole me! I'm honored and so excited!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Got Flip Flops

Hi Everyone!

Summer is here! Although it doesn't look like it in my area but I'm sure the sun is on its way :) Here is a card I created for a few summer challenges. My Sheri Crafts - Summer or beach theme, Card Cupids - Summer themed cards, & The Paper Variety - Paper project with a summer theme.

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Paper - K& Co, DCWV, Recollections
Cartridge - Life's a beach & Storybook (tag)
Sentiment - My computer
Machine stitched
Ink - Tim Holtz, Colorbox
Ribbon - Micheals

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sending you Birthday wishes - Hot Air balloon

Hi Everyone!

Here is my entry for Birthday Sundaes challenge - Shaped-birthday-cards. A little while back I won the Everyday Pop-Up Cards Cartridge from the ever so SWEET Sherrie and have been wanting to share this card.  So glad this challenge came around! This hot air balloon is my favorite cut on the cartridge! Thank you Sherrie! I love it!
5" Shaped card (Used my gypsy)
Cartridge - Everyday Pop up cards
Paper - GCD Studios
Sentiment - Stamp from Micheals
Ink - Colorbox

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to share with you all that I received a very "Sweet" award over the weekend from two lovely ladies, Lisa A mermaid's crafts & Nita Nita Notes. Thanks you girls so very much.  So sweet of you to think of me! 

The rules for the award are the following:
1.) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2.) To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3.) Pass the award to at least 8 other blog buddies.

Random facts about me:
1.) I don’t like camping!
2.) I just became an Auntie for the first time.
3.) I love high heels.
4.) I love the BRAVO TV network.
5.) I don’t like popcorn, even the smell makes me ill.
6.) I’m 5’3 with 4 inch heels. Heehee (you do the math)
7.) I do one load of laundry every day.
8.) I bite my nails so I have had acrylic nails for as long as I can remember.
I'm passing this on to these fabulous ladies! 
Thank you Lisa and Nita and all of you wonderfully talented ladies that bring me inspiration daily!  


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thank you Very Much - Paper Cutz Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card I came up with for the Paper Cutz Challenge.  The challenge is
Anything Goes, with a Twist! Make a card, LO or craft project using any theme you'd like, BUT using the colors pink, white and black ONLY! The challenge ends today midnight EST. Hope you enjoy!
4.25" x 5.5" Card
Cartridge - Storybook
Paper - Poptone, Recollections
Ribbon - Offray
Heat embossed sentiment

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Another Fathers Day Card

Hi Everyone!

Here is one more Father's Day Card! Yet again there are many Father's day/masculine challenges so this is my entry into all of them! Hope you enjoy my card!

Ambers Crafts and Stuff - Special-man
Crazy about Cricut - Thankful-thursday Man/Boy theme
My sheri crafts Challenge - Fathers Day
My Craft Spot Challenge - We Love you Dad

5.25" Square Card
Cartridges - Life's a beach, Simply Charmed (sand) Paper doll dress up (coconuts) Create a criter (tree)
Paper - Pressed Petals, poptone, Kraft
Ink - Studio G, Colorbox
Sentiment - My computer
White Gel pen

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sending you BIRTHDAY wishes

Hi Everyone!

Here is a Birthday Card gift set I keep on hand for thank you gifts or just because gifts.  I am in the process of making quite a few more for end of year gifts.  I thought I would enter this set into Birthday Sundaes Challenge - wet-or-dry-embossed-birthday-card.

3.25" Gift Card Set
Cartridge - simply charmed for candles (stretched on my gypsy)
Gypsy Wanderings - Scallop frame
Paper - Kraft, Marcella K (K&Co)

Heat embossed sentiment
Stamp - From Micheals
Pigment Ink - Studio G
Clear Embossing powder
Dry embossed blue candle
Packaged in a cute little 3.5" Box

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Hi Everyone!

Here is a Father's Day card that I created for my FIL.  I do have many more cards to create but I do love how this card turned out and I may duplicate it. Shhh don't tell anyone!  There are so many Father's day challenges this week so I this is my entry into all of them.

Fantabulous cricut - #1 Dad
Celebrate the Occasion - Fathers' Day
More than favors - Father's Day
The Paper Variety - For the Guys
Whimsical Wednesdays - Happy-fathers-day-challenge

Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Cartridge - Life's a beach & Paper Doll Dress Up
Paper - Recollections, MM,
Sentiment - My computer
White gel pen
Versamark ink

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

So Thoughtful - PKS Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Here is a quick card I made for Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge.  I wasn't sure if you were able to add details such as ribbon or other shapes so I left it exactly as the sketch.  I like how it turned out! I love the look of simple cards!
Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Cartridge - Walk in my garden
Paper - GCD Studios, Recollections, Bazzill
Ink - Tim Holtz, Versa Mark (sponged flower and printed paper)
Sentiment - "So thoughtful"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Day!

Hi Everyone!

Card - 5"
Cartridges - Doodlecharms & Simply Charmed
Paper - KI Memories, Kraft, Recollections
Ribbon - Micheals
White Gel Pen
Sentiment - American Crafts Stamps
Ink - Versamark Ink

Grillin and Chillin' Bug Hop WINNER!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you enjoyed our Grillin and Chillin' Bug Hop! The designers projects were amazing! Thank you Barb for hosting such a FUN hop!  So my winner for the hop is....  

Jen_H  (Krafting and Kreating with Jen) said... This card is great! I love the cuts and colors and sparkle! TFS!
~~Jen H~~

Hi Jen, Please email me with your address and I will get your making memories goodies in the mail.  I will also email you this evening.  Have a great Day!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop - It's Chillin time

Hi Everyone and welcome to My Paper Love and BugBites first ever Bug Hop, Grillin’ & Chillin’ Bug Hop! To celebrate the beginning of summer, Barb over at BugBites is hosting two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops. This weekend it is all about the Chillin’, June 4-6.
If you've come from visiting Kim’s at http://uscrap2.blogspot.com/, you're in the right place! If you just stumbled across my blog and would like to play along with our Grillin’ & Chillin’ Bug Hop, click HERE to start from the beginning. Each designer along the bug trail is featuring a project based on the Grillin’ & Chillin’ theme. What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at BugBites for a chance to win a Big Prize.
But, there’s a twist. Your project must include at least one Cricut cut and at least one of the critters that have been hidden within some of the bug stop blogs. Be sure to visit all the bug stops to find all your critter choices.
While you are looking for the critters, be sure to check out the blog candy that each designer has to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!
I am so excited and honored to be part of this HOP. Here is what I came up with. When I think of chillin the first thing that comes to mind is something cool to drink. So here’s a tall glass of lemonade!
5.5" x 5.5" Card
Cartridges - Simply Charmed & Walk in my garden
Paper - Recollections & Bazzill
Paper Edger - Martha Stewart
Ribbon threads from my collections
Sentiment - Printed on my computer

Oh and you can’t go before you see my Blog candy:

2 Making Memories 8x8 paper packs (Just Chillin Boy and Girl) How perfect for the hop right??? 46 stickers and 111 chipboard alpha stickers.

Please become a follower and leave a comment letting me know if you are a “New” or “Already” a follower. Please don't forget to include your e-mail address.
 That's all you have to do for a chance to win the candy! Please, U.S. mailing addresses only. I'll randomly choose a winner on June 7th. Good Luck to everyone!
Now it's time to HOP
Your next stop is ...Amy’s blog, http://www.lovetocrop.com . Hop over and see what she has in store for you today.
Remember, once you have hopped to all the bug stops, it's your turn to show us your Grillin’ & Chillin’ project.
Just in case, here is the list for our buggy hop!
Shelly http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com ***THAT’S ME***
Amy http://www.lovetocrop.com ***NEXT STOP***

Hope you have a GREAT time!
Don't forget to link up your project at the first stop!
Barb @ Bug Bites

My Sheri CRAFTS Guest Designer!

Hi Everyone!

Am I ever excited…. I am the guest designer over at My Sheri Crafts. 
Wow, I am thrilled and honored.  The theme for my card was “Flag Day” My project had to include a flag! Well, I thought I would jazz it up and not go with the traditional straight lines.
I used the Storybook Cricut Cartridge for the scallops. The red and white paper is Poptone cardstock and the blue star paper is from creative memories. I machine stitched a little zig zag for a little extra something.

The rosette was was done with two 1" x 8" strips of star paper and topped off with a diecut star.

The ribbon is from Micheals Craft store and I printed the sentiment from my computer.

I am just thrilled to have been a guest designer at My sheri Crafts.  Sheri is a gracious host and it was such a pleasure to create a card for her.  Hope you enjoy my project! Please be sure to pop over and join in the fun and create a project with a flag!

Friday, June 3, 2011

You're the Best - Teacher Card

Hi Everyone!

Here is a card I created for a few challenges! I really needed some cards for our teachers end of year gifts, so perfect timing for these challenges! First, My Craft Spot - Challenge - Cute Critters, second, Celebrate the Occasion - Challenge School's Out theme use an apple, and last but not least, The Paper Variety - Challenge - Fruity Fun.
So keeping them all in mind, here is my entry! 

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cartridge - Wrap it up, Create a Critter
Paper - DCWV safari stack
PKS - 493
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Macine stitched
White gel pen
Memento & Versamark ink

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop - It's Chillin time

Hi Everyone!

Don't forget about the Bug Bites Bug Hop this Saturday! It's going to be so fun! Make sure you stop by and check out all the great projects and fun giveaways! The hop starts with Barb at Bug Bites!Photobucket