Friday, December 28, 2012

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday DT Post

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and good times spent with those you love. We had a wonderful Christmas, our family is such a blessing:) 

Well it's Friday again and that sure makes me smile....It's Fun Friday over at Little Scrap Pieces and we have some great inspiration for you from the DT, aren't they fabulous! The theme this week is "Winter" so please pop over and join in the fun.

Here is a little ornament I created for some of the Aunties & Uncles in the family. In the picture you only see 3 however I made 15 of these. My family teased me and said where are the ornaments for my oldest son? I said...they don't take pictures in college :) haha! 
I used the Lil Inker Instant camera die the school pics (2x3) fit perfectly!

I added a snowflake from the Gyspy wandering cartridge.
The sentiment is from My creative Time 
Some perfect pearls & a rhinestone...easy peasy!

I thought I would add one more winter project. We had a Holiday party a couple weeks back and as the good hostess I tending to my guest and really didn't have the chance to take pictures :( I did create a Hot Cocoa bar for the kids that was an absolute hit! I managed to get some photos of the cute little cups I made.
I used a cup warmer from starbucks as a template and just ran kraft cardstock through the paper crimper. Added a gorgeous snowflake and the kids loved them....I even saw a few adults with them :)

Here is our bar all decked out for the party. I wish I had more pics :(


Everyday is an Occasion - New Years Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to let you know that there will be a fabulous blog hop going on New Years Day over at Everyday is an Occasion. I'm super excited and hope you will ring in the New Year with us!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa Baby Tag

Hi Everyone! (sorry I'm late I set it for the wrong time)

Santa Baby....Hurry down the chimney tonight! Okay, how are you? I hope you are all doing better than me:) I'm still shopping - UGH I'm so glad you stopped in for the Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday. We have a fun theme this week "Santa Baby" Just use a Santa on you project and link up with us! Before I send you on your way - I just want to say to all my bloggy friends Merry Christmas and may you make beautiful memories and share good times with those you love!

Tag - 6"
Cartridge - Doodlecharms
Paper - Bazzill & My minds eye
Ribbon - Little scrap pieces & Celebrate it
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Santa Claus
Craft junkie too - tgif-linky-party
Go fish Challenge - Anything goes
Everyday is an occasion - Link Party


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Money Holders

Hi Everyone!

How is everything going? Are you ready? Wow, I have NEVER been so behind in my life. I just wish I had one more week:)
Here are the money holders I made for some of the kids in the family! I really like them, super easy and fun!  Please stop by tomorrow for the LSP DT post! Lots of great inspiration!
I used two 5" squares and used a circle punch to cut out the center.

The scallop circles is from Accent Essentials and the holder at the top was cut from 
Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge
The paper is an old American Crafts stack that I've had for a while.
I used a gold rubber metallic stretchy cord for the ring.

Challenges/Link Up Parties
Exploring Cricut - "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year".
Scrappy Moms stamps - Christmas Time!
Celebrate the Occasion - THEME: CHRISTMAS: Anything Goes
Die cuttin Divas - Challenge #95: More Holiday Spirit
Pink Cricut - Link Up Turesday
Everyday is an Occasion - Link Party

Friday, December 14, 2012

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday DT

Hi Everyone!

Did a whole week really just go by? Really? My head is spinning, we have our neighborhood Christmas party on Saturday. We are hosting and it should be a ton of fun, we have some really great neighbors and are so lucky to live on a block with about 30 kids. Can you believe that 30? We will be decorating gingerbread houses, having a Hot cocoa & cookie bar, and plenty of laughs!

So I know you all stopped by for the "Fun Friday" post not to hear me babble :) So let me get to it. Today's challenge is "Holiday" so stop over at Little Scrap Pieces and join in the fun! Link up any Holiday card or project and check out all the FABULOUS DT projects! There are some pretty amazing things to see:)

The scallop circle and inner circle were made using an EK success punch.

The Holly and berries are a die cut from Lil Inkers - Holly Jolly Dies and stamp set
Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - Recollections
Ribbon -  Little Scrap Pieces 
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Machine stitched
Glimmer Mist added to ribbon & Polka dot paper.
Challenges/Link Up Party


Friday, December 7, 2012

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday DT

Hi Everyone!

Yep, you read it right. Karen over at Little Scrap Pieces started a design Team to help her out with Fun Friday. I am truly honored to have been selected and be in a line up with these ladies!!
Oh my gosh, just wait until you see this line up...INCREDIBLE! You are going to have so much inspiration every week. So the challenges this week is "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" Are you singing the song?? Every time I see this phrase the song pops in my head :) 
So here is my card and I sure hope you all have a great week and join in the FUN over at Little Scrap Pieces.
I started with a 4.5 inch circle from the George Cricut Cartridge and scallop circle from Accent Essentials. Added the cute little trees and some ribbon.

Lots of glitter and embossing powder for the snow and a matching envelope. I am loving blues and greens this year!
Card - 5.25"
Paper - K&Co & Bazzill
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Dies - My Creative Time (Trees) It's actually her ice cream cone die turned upside down.
Sentiment/Banner Die - Little inker Stamps
Kaleidoscope Embossing powder used on both circles
Embossing plate - (Envelope) Paper Studio A2 Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Monday, December 3, 2012

December 25th Gift Tags

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to pop in and post some gift tags I made over Thanksgiving weekend.  I was able to make them at my Mom's house while we prepared our "second" Thanksgiving. Whew...we had a lot of turkey! Mom had some great crafty supplies - some new to me:)

The tag was cut using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge

Tag - approx 3"
Cricut Cartridges - TBBM & Plantin
Paper - DCWV, Recollections & Bazzill
Die Cut - My Creative Time
Banner Die - Lil Inkers Stamps
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Ink - Jenni Bowlin


Friday, November 30, 2012

Many Thanks

Hi Everyone!
How are you? What's your weather like? Mine is raining! I'm loving it right now as I have the fireplace on and cozy socks and getting ready to bake. I ended up not having to work :) so that makes it even better! However, if I actually had to be out in it, I would probably feel different :) 
So I though I would get a jump start on the thank you cards as I'm sure they will come in handy after the Holiday.
This adorable die cut is from My Creative Time. These dies have been sitting in the package and shame on me I forgot I had them.

Cards - 4.25"
Paper - K& Co. & Recollections
Border Trim - MS Doily Punch
Jute Twine

Die cuttin divas - Thank You (Be sure to include which embellishment(s) you are most thankful to own.)  I LOVE my Jute and I know it's not an embellishment but I LOVE this punch.
DL Art - Thankful Thursday - Anything goes


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What do you see out your window?

Hi Everyone!

Well I can tell you I don't see snow. At this time of year I wish I had a view like this :) Here is a super quick card with a cut that I have always wanted to use. Hope you have a great week.
The window and trees are from Christmas Solutions Cartridge.

Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - K&Co & recollections
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Machine stitched
Ink - Tim Holtz
Challenges/Link Parties

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Time!

Hi Everyone!
I sure hope you are all off to a great week! I sure am, my oldest is home from school and we are just enjoying every second of it! The boys are golfing today so it gave me a chance to put together one last Turkey day card. I sure hope you enjoy my card and I wish everyone a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving. I hope it's spent with the ones you love and you make beautiful memories!

This Turkey body is from the CAC cartridge. I created his feathers using MCT - Warm Holiday Fun Stamp Set I used the long ornament.

Card- 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - MME - Allspice
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Trim - MS Doily punch
Machine stitched
Peachy keen stamps challenge - Color Challenge
Creative cutter room - Thanksgiving must include a Turkey!
Pile it on challenge - orange-yellow-and-brown
Exploring Cricut - "Count Your Blessings". You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating Thanksgiving
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday - Use an Animal (and yes a Turkey is fine)
Creative inspirations paint - Inspired By: Thankful For You we want to see all those Thanksgiving or Thank you cards...
Everyday is an Occasion - Sunday Funday

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving - Home Decor

Hi Everyone!

WOW oh WOW time is flying...... I have a home decor project to share today.  Do you have paper that seems too large for the background of cards? Do you love subway art? Well, my answer was yes to both so I created this super simple and fun HD project!
I simply cut the paper to fit the wood board and stitched all the way around.

I added some leaves using My Creative Time - Piles Of Smiles Stamps & Dies distressed the edges and threw a coat of Mod podge on it and there you have a very SIMPLE & EASY Home decor item for your table of wall.
Challenges/Link Ups
Die cuttin divas - Color Challenge My additional color is green
Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Give Thanks!

Hi Everyone!
I sure hope you are all enjoying your day! It's a three day weekend for us so we have been relaxing from our crazy busy weekend. My son's soccer team made it to the beach cup finals so we had 3 games (yes three) this weekend. We are in 2nd place so it's been super fun but I have to say I was looking forward to having a little time off before we start basketball. Oh well:) 
I had just a enough time today to put together a Thanksgiving card for a few challenges. Have a GREAT day everyone!
That cute little acorn was on the Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge. 

Card - Approx 4.5"
Paper - My mind Eye - All spice & Bazzill
Border - MS doily punch from my buddy Jill over at Everyday is an occasion. Thanks Jill, I LOVE this punch so much!
Dry Embossed - Cuttlebug Folder - Tiny bubbles
Challenges/Link Ups
Everyday is an occasion - Sunday Funday

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Can you believe it 2 posts in one day...... I told you I had some creative time! Here is a card I made for a challenge that it new to me. Cas-ual Fridays - The challenge is to create a new Clean And Simple masculine project. I hope it's clean and simple?
We have one super special Birthday coming up in our family... Here is the card I created for it:)
The 21 was cut from my cricut using the Plantin School book Cartridge.

Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - My Minds eye
Machine stitched

Autumn Greetings

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your week! My seminar was canceled so I have been enjoying two days off and have been able to catch up on everything! Boy, it feels good. Wow, I even cleaned out my closet.
So I have had lots of creative time and here is an Autumn card that I put together for a few challenges.

This little stamp was $1 at Micheal's. I fussy cut him and can I just applaud all of you that fussy cut! Boy does it sure take some patience. I colored him with my copics and as you can see I sure need practice on shading/blending whew a lot of practice :)

The shape card was created in my gypsy using a flower cut from the Bloom Cartridge
Card - approx 5"
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Ink - Tim Holtz


Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween Pencil Holders

Hi Everyone!

I know Halloween is over but I never shared the treats I made for my sons class. Our teacher was really enforcing the district healthy snack program and with all the food allergies I thought pencils were the easiest way to go! 
I hope everyone is well and having a GREAT Friday! 
 This set was for the Girls!

And this set was for the boys!

The holders measure approx 8" I found the tutorial HERE
Paper - Recollections
The die cuts are from a Cuttlebug die I've had for years
Ribbon - Micheals

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cutest Pumpkin....

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing okay and I sure hope all our friends near or in the path of Hurricane Sandy stay safe and we are sending well wishes!
Did you all see the challenge over at My Creative Time well I jumped at the opportunity to join this challenge. Not that I wouldn't have joined it anyway - I'm a bit addicted to her stamps and dies! You all know that I just had a new niece and she is just the cutest little thing, and as round as a pumpkin! So I think this tag is so perfect for the outside of the Halloween gift for our little Angel.
I started with one of Emma's dies - Maybe not exactly one you would think to use for a pumpkin.

I used the round ornament from the August release. Warm-Holiday-Fun-Stamp-Set 

I also used the ornament holder from the die set for the vines on the pumpkin to give it a fairy tale look :)

Tag - Approx - 4" x 6"
Cricut Cartridge - TBBM
Paper - recollections & DCWV
Sentiment - MCT Piles-Of-Smiles
Ink - Versa (Heat Embossed)
Ribbon - StampinUP
Challenges/Link Ups
Craft Junkie too - tgif-linky-party

Have a SUPER day everyone!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pics, Thank you & an Award:)

Hi Everyone!

Whew, what a week! The norm I, school, soccer, baseball, exercise, and oh yeah except one thing......MY NEW NIECE :) Okay the next few pics are non crafty, sorry! 

Introducing Lily Marie
Isn't she a little pumpkin? So precious! 

And take a look at these two. Andon & Laney (My son and my 1st niece)
He's 8 and she's 16 months - She is so sweet and just loves her cousin!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the sweet comments about my niece. You sure know how to make a gal smile:) 

I also must thank my sweet bloggy friend Shirl over at Creations by Shirl she's super creative, leaves the sweetest comments, and always brightens my day! She passed on the Sunshine blogger award to me. Thank you Shirl!

Here are the rules:

Include award logo in the blog post and thank the blogger who gave it to you & include a link back.

Answer 10 questions about yourself that you made up yourself  (yeah, I know, kinda weird)

Nominate 10-12 bloggers for the award and contact them at their site to inform them.

I thought it would be fun to have my son make up the questions. He only made it to 6. I was cutting into his TV time:) 

  1. What's your favorite Color? - PINK
  2. What's your nickname? - My MIL called me peanut and my BF'S dad called me quarter pint
  3. What's your favorite TV Show? - Right now it's Nashville. Have you seen it? - its really good!
  4. What was your favorite toy as a kid? Barbie! I had the dream house, the cars, vans, boats, etc... I was in LOVE with barbie!
  5. Ok this is a funny q? What height do you want to be when you grown up? Yes, I explained this to him and he said you're all done? I'm only 4-11.
  6. I love this one - When you are a little girl Did you know you would marry Daddy? My answer - Well I guess so because I always knew I would marry prince charming. (good one huh)                                                                                                                      
  7. What is your favorite thing to do? I love being with my boys. They make me laugh and I have such a great time watching them play sports, going to eat, playing games, or just watching a movie. It's all my favorite. BUT, I love me some shopping with my girlfriends and I can't go a day without my walks.
  8. What is your favorite thing to eat? OK, so we are a FOOD family. So much so that my oldest son is getting his business degree and then on to Culinary school. I love most everything from the finest foods to a local dive. But my all time favorite food is my Grandpa's meatballs - to die for!! 
  9. Where is your favorite place to go? The Beach
  10. If you could jump on a plane and travel anywhere for a visit where would you go? Italy - I would love to see if we have any long lost relatives and I would EAT!EAT!EAT!
Now as for the "Nominate 10-12 bloggers" well I just want to pass this along to ALL of my amazing bloggy friends! All of your comments warm my heart and make this little adventure so FUN!