Tuesday, February 28, 2012

You Brighten my day

Hi Everyone!
I hope you are all doing well.  Busy, busy, busy here and the strangest weather EVER.  We had a (Quick) hail storm last night and today it's probably 70 degrees and sunny! Weird!!
So I found some time to create a cute little treat holder. I've been wanting to create some sort of Easter treat holder that was similar to a basket, and I came up with this. This is super versatile, in fact I've already created one for all of the upcoming Holiday's :) Wait until you see Easter!
Today's project was created for two challenges the first one is the 3D weather challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge & the second is my friend Karen at Little Scrap Pieces - Green Challenge!
Treat holder is approx. 4" tall & the Sun is cut at approx. 2.25"

It's approx. 2" wide. I created the actual holder to have a decorative back which is really cute, but thought adding different images/die cuts for a theme would be perfect for specific occasions. Oh, the possibilities are endless.
This is my holder filled with treats!

Have a GREAT day everyone! 

Cricut Cartridges - George Cartridge, Wild Card & Create a Critter
Paper - Echo Park & DCWV
Ribbon - Celebrate it
Stamps - Peachy Keen PK - 487 In Stitches
Sentiment - Printed

Ink - Colorbox

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Green Blend Award

My SWEET SWEET friend Sherrie has passed along the “Green Blend Award” to me.  I feel so blessed to have met her, she ALWAYS has the sweetest things to say and she also has the most creative and gorgeous projects you’ve ever seen. So THANK YOU Sherrie so VERY much I accept it with pure JOY!

 Here are the terms under which this 'Green Blend Award" are to be given. 

1.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped your blog in any and all ways.

2.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.

3.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.

4.) This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

5.) Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of Choice.

6.) Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7.) Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

I am passing this award to the following blogs:

Jessica @ Chick N Scrap

Now I know that most of these FABULOUS ladies have received this award already but I truly wanted them to know how much I appreciate their support, inspiration and kind words!
Thank you all for your support and allowing me to share my creativity, and gain so much inspiration from you!

Have a WONDERFUL day!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Eat Cake....

Hi Everyone!
I have a yummy card for you today, and I'll share my inspiration for this cake too! I came across a few challenges and I just couldn't help myself.  I LOVE chocolate cake!!! 

So I was really craving chocolate cake and starting looking through the internet and I found this yummy looking piece of cake. So I decided since I didn't have time to go out and purchase all the ingredients and then bake it, I would use it for inspiration for making a birthday card! 

If you're interested this came from Southern Living and you can click HERE for the recipe. This is on my list of things to bake :)
Card Recipe
A2 Sized card
Cricut Cartridge - Sweet Treats
Paper - M&MBI, Recollections, & MM
Stamp - Studio G
Flocking - Martha Stewart
Glossy Accents
Jute Twine

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Always my BFF

Hi Everyone!
Hope all is well with you! Today was such a nice day, took a nice walk, the sun was out and so were the dolphins... they were playing in the water today, such a beautiful sight, and I had a little time to craft :)
I made a card for a few challenges and I really wanted to cheer up my BFF.  She's had some BOY/MAN problems, no FUN!! I just want her to know how much I care and I'm thinking of her. 
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge - CARDS ONLY this week, using the theme: FRIENDSHIP.
Fantabulous Cricut - #99 – Fancy Trims Use fabric, lace or other trims on your project
Celebrate The Occasion - CHALLENGE#51: Thinking of You
Die Cuttin Divas - Create a project with an image or die-cut of your favorite pet.  

Card - 4.25"
Cricut Cartridge - Playtime
Paper - K&Co, My minds eye, Momenta
Stamps - PK-451 Wide Eyed 1 1/8 & PK-440 Cute and Cuddly Face Assortment
Ribbon Trim - Pebbles
Charm - It was on the packaging of the Ribbon
Sentiment - Printed

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Many Thanks...

Hi Everyone!
Hope your weekend is going well. I think it's a 3-day for most of us. I had a little bit of time last night to create a card for two challenges. The first one is for Diana's Thankful Thursday - Use yellow and a butterfly & the second is the Go Fish Challenge - Photo Inspiration (hop over and check it out)!!
Here is what I came up with for both of them. Have a GREAT day !!
Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Cartridge - Gypsy wanderings
Paper - Echo Park & Recollections
Stamp - My Creative Time Script Type Backgrounds Stamp Set
Sentiment - My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings Stamp Set
MM - Gems
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist

Friday, February 17, 2012

Paws-atively Precious

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. My youngest son has been home sick with such a bad cold & cough. It started with stomach flu on Monday night, YUCK no fun. I think my washer has been going non stop since Tuesday (UGH germs) He is feeling much better today!!
I really wanted to participate in a couple challenges because I so wanted to use the MPS stamps that I won from Sweet June at Simply Elegant Paper Crafts. Stop over and check out her blog for the most fabulous inspiration! THANK YOU JUNE!!!
Fantabulous Cricut - #98 – Fun With Puns
My Craft Spot - Girly Girl! (Lots of pink, frills, flowers, bling - anything that just screams "Girl"!)
Cardz TV - “A Stitch in Time”, make a card for any occasion using real or faux stitching and use any cartridges or colors you’d like.
Crafty Ribbons - "Paws for thought"

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Cartridge - Create A Critter
Paper - We R Memory Keepers, Recollections
Stamps - Peachy Keen PK-451 Wide Eyed 1 1/8 & PK 754 Critter Faces SET A Medium
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper - "Even more punnylicious"
Machine Stitched
Bakers Twine - Pink Sorbet
Embellishment - KI Memories Puffies  - Blooms Pink

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Patches of Pink Design Team Link UP Party

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to My Paper Love and the Patches of Pink Design Team Link UP Party! I am very excited to be continuing as a DT member and look forward to working with the other continuing members and the new members. So let's get right to it... This months theme is Valentines Day. I really wanted to make something other than a card so I decided on a desk calendar. It was so simple to make and the best part was that I could add so much dimension and bling because it wasn't going in an envelope :) I designed the calendar as an Easel card which you can see a tutorial by Spitcoaststampers HERE
I used a frame cut from the Cricut Storybook Cartridge for the base of the Calendar.  I used my gypsy to hide and cut so I could have a shadow for the frame. I printed the dates on the smaller cut image and lastly, I added a flower made from a scallop punch along with some stickles that I just hand brushed all over the flower.

The printed paper is from K&Co and the other cardstock is from recollections. The hearts were scraps I found in my diecut drawer and they matched perfectly! 
This was such a FUN project I think I'll make one each month, so check back so you can see what March will look like:)

I'm entering my calendar in a few challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion - Valentine's Day (must use a heart)
Die Cuttin Divas - Color Challenge The colors are red, pink, white, and black. Use at least two colors from the list provided.
Whimsical Designs - Colors of love (Red, White & One color of your choice)

Please stop over to see the fabulous projects that the DT members have created this month at PATCHES OF PINK  Come link up with us and make some new friends and see some fantastic crafts!! 


Sunday, February 12, 2012

BEE Mine

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend! We have a three day weekend this week so we get to have a movie night with some of the neighbors.  It's always so hilarious how these 6 & 7 year olds say they are going to stay up soooo late, and every time we do this they are ALL asleep before the movie is over. Too Fun! 
So last night I created a little card for a few challenges. Hope you enjoy:)
Card - 4"
Cricut Cartridge - Create a Critter
Paper - DCWV & Recollections
Teeny Tag Layering Die - My Creative Time
Sentiment - Printed
Stamps - Peachy Keen 487 In Stitches
Ribbon - Celebrate It
Border Punch - MS

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sweet Valentine

Hi Everyone!
I'm a little excited to share this with you, it's one of my favorite things to do.  I don't ever really say how much I use my gypsy to create but I use it with EVERY project. I always try to create and re-create boxes, bags, and anything else my little head can think of :)
So here is a lollipop holder - I know there are plenty of these out there but I decided to create this with a hole in the center and a slit tab bottom. It's just a little more sturdy to hold up in a back pack full of goodies;)  

Here is what it looks like cut and scored.
Here it is folded (Before)

Here it is folded (After)

The stamp is from My Creative Time along with the tag.
Paper - We R memory Keepers

I'm entering this in a few of the Valentine challenges.


Sherrie Scraps with Passion Blogaversary!!

Hi Everyone!

I just saw that one of my SWEET friends is celebrating her 1 year blogaversary! Sherrie with Sherrie Scraps with Passion is celebrating with a fun giveaway! Stop over HERE and join in the fun!!!!

Have a GREAT night everyone!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love Notes for my Sweetheart

Hi Everyone!
Hope you've all had a nice day. Ours has been cold and rainy but I was able to catch up on a lot here at home.
I was also able to make a card for a few challenges. I really LOVE MCT new Stamps they are so awesome! I've used them again on my card and heat embossed the "Script Type backgrounds" on the love notes. I used the Sketch from Mojo Monday # 227 for the design.  I also wanted to finish off my label with a glossy accent heart but it wasn't quite dry so it smudged :( I don't think my hubby will mind. Even though this card is VERY pink I think I can get away with it because it's Valentines Day:)
Little Scrap Pieces - Use Pink
Fantabulous Cricut - Love is in the Air, Use a Heart on your project
Paper Playtime - Cricut Creations Use a heart or Love theme
Mojo Monday - Sketch Challenge
Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Cricut Cartridges - Gypsy Wanderings, & George
Paper - K&Co & Recollections
Ribbon - Celebrate it
Stamps - My Creative Time
Sentiment - Printed

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Love 4 Sale

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend! We sure are having a great one! I have to make this quick so I can get to making my spinach artichoke dip for the super bowl. I so look forward to the Super Bowl just for the FOOD! Here is a cute little card I made for my Mom for Valentines Day. Of course I'm entering it in some challenges, how can you not enter in some of these....so much Love everywhere, LOVE it!
Go Fish Challenge - Color Challenge - Stop over and check out the fabulous color inspiration
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - Anything with 3 hearts
My Sheri Crafts - Love is in the Air - At least 2 hearts

Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Cricut Cartridges - Just Because Cards, Create a Critter & Walk in my Garden 
Paper - We are memory keepers - love struck
Buttons - MM
Ribbon - MM
Machine Stitched
Ink - Tim Holtz
Sentiment - Printed

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Sorry I'm a little late but we had a SUPER busy day. It was really fun, my youngest had a basketball game that was filmed and will air on our local television city channel. The kids were so excited!!
Ok, so I've been so excited about giving these prizes away but I also feel sad I can't give everyone something. Before I give these away I just want to say THANK YOU for all the comments I read each one and just think you guys are AWESOME!! Also, I would like to thank you for becoming a follower I believe 2 of the winners were new sweet followers and 2 were already my sweet friends! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE THAT!

So now on to the winners.... I used random.org for help!

Week # 1.....The IRock and heart gems - Sherrie K  - Sherrie Scraps with passion
Week # 2..... The 3 Copics  - Carri - AKA Abusybee
Week # 3..... Echo Park Paper - AJ - AJ Scrapbooking
Week # 4..... Cricut Giant Flowers - Karen H - Kaleidoscopic Sparkles

If you have a chance please email me at smedina24@att(dot)net with your address. I'll also stop by your blogs and leave you a comment.  
I'm so thankful for you ladies!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Valentiny" Cards

Hi Everyone!
Wow! What a quick month January was! Time sure does fly!
Well I have a couple tiny cards to share for a few challenges. I used my new favorite paper - Echo park wow is it yummy! 
I Hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday!


Card - 3x3
Cricut Cartridges - Doodlescharms & Everyday Pop up Cards
Echo Park Paper & MME
Sentiments - MCT (1st card) Printed (2nd Card)
Heat Embossed (The heart & Eiffel Tower) Tim Holtz ink
MS Punch
Ribbon - Celebrate it

Don't forget that I'm announcing the winners of my BLOGAVESARY on Saturday!