Monday, April 30, 2012

Winner Winner

Today I did random org for the Cri-kits embossing metal and pen and the winner is Jenny!!! Congrats Jenny. Please email me your address and I will get these out to you! I will be having another giveaway in just a day or two so keep your eyes posted!!

Don't forget you still have time to win the blog planner book. See my post on Friday the 27th!

Friday, April 27, 2012

My Creative Time for Me Friday Tip of the Day!

Good morning peeps!
Today I am back as Guest Designer for My Creative Time for me!! Emma has a WONDERFUL new release that I can't wait for you all to see! She has a some wonderful new round sentiments to go with her circle and scallop die which I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET!!!!

She also has some beautiful flower stamps and dies! 
SO go on over to her store and get you some of these wonderful stamp sets & Dies!

Now, for my first project. I really wanted to do something cute with a doggie since 
I have two beautiful little furbabies that I love Dearly and I know Emma also has 3 little....well 2 little
 and 1 soon to grow big furbabies!

So I purchased this file from Treasureboxdesigns.com....there is another really
cute little dog one at  littlescrapsofheaven.com also

I took and broke everything apart and then copied and welded to of the house bases together 
to make a card. WOW this was very time consuming I have to say because there 
are alot of pieces and since there was alot of different colors I wanted to use it took alot of
planning and preparation! But I LOVE the way the little doggie turned out. 

I used the sentiments from MCT set "This and That" because I thought
It was fitting to have this card show how thankful our little furbabies are to get 
good homes! I just drew on the little paw on the doggies collar because its super little!



I made the little sign to say Max & Coco's pad since this is the name of my babies!


**CLICK ON PICTURES FOR LARGER VIEW



For this little card I made another little doggie and used Emma's new release "All around everything" just drew the paw with a marker and then used on the bone the "Teeny Tag Greetings" set. I love this set as well as these new all around sentiments! 




My photo here is a bit blurry but hey I wanted to be a crafter....not a photographer! Hey that rhymed!


FRIDAY TIP OF THE DAY

NOW.....For the tip of the day.....We all love to occasionally use our glue guns but if your like me I get very annoyed by the "strings" that you get from the glue so here is a little tip. If you take Vaseline and rub it on the tip of your glue gun (of course before its hot! Hey sometimes you do have to have these disclaimers...like don't use your blow dryer in the bath tub kinda disclaimers!) Then when you go to use your glue gun you won't get the strings! 

As a bonus cause I love that you all give me such love I am offering ANOTHER tip of the day. Yes this is quite like the cheesy informercials where you get one item for $19.99 but wait...act now and you will get TWO of these items for $19.99....but my tips are FREE!! WOW FREE tips you say......do tell

I have to share a way to stay very organized with your blog, your hops, your challenges and post etc. I have constructed a "Blog planner" and I am going to share how to make it with you! And I will be sharing the files with you to make your own. Now I can't claim this as my brilliant idea although I had somewhat a concept in mind but I did some searching and found a wonderful blog where Beckie from Infarrantlycreative shared her creation of the blog planner and files. Watch her video here so you can see how it really works!


 I am sharing the link to her blog and giving her credit for this because we always want to be courteous and give people Kudos for the things they do. It makes everyone feel good when what they spend time doing is shared with respect.
Here are screen shots of the forms:


Here is my book! I have to admit I put it together quick. I was suppose to go to Office Depot to have it bound and make a tear off pad out of the calendar pages but I was so busy today at the office I didn't get that done. SOOOO I went home and made the cover and back and I have a pink bind it all (think I bought it cause its pink...cause I don't use it....it scares the beeeejezzes out of me!) And of course after punching the holes I made mistakes, I put it together and I realized when I watched her video she was left handed and so that is how I made mine....I am right handed...uugggghhh I will redo it at some point. I repurposed a card I had made using my peachy keen cronies set and I used Emma's set "This and That" 
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT dsc105@live.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE THESE FILES!

Monthly Calendar & Weekly Blog to do and plan page







I just know you all will love this because its so much easier to stay on track. I am a visual person and even though I LOVE MY COMPUTER like I love air I still need to write things down and "see" it. This will help with your planning as well. You can always take the pages and re-create if some things are not what you want to have on them.
GIVEAWAY!!
WHEW was this a long post huh! I am going to give away one of these planners to one lucky follower!! So leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win! If you become a follower you will get an extra entry! :) I will announce the winner in 2 weeks from today!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Momenta D-lite project

I wanted to do a quick layout (I don't do many of them...tend to do cards more now so be gentle! I used paper from "Family Outings" paper pack. This paper is so awesome. I love it so much because I love the beachy pages in it and the colors. The texture is great and nice weight to the paper. It cuts really nicely in the cricut.

I cut this popcorn bucket and pieces of popcorn from "County Fair" cartridge at 4.5" and then used of course my PeachyKeen Cornies set.....I seriously have an addiction to these little faces. I just try to find something to use them on!

The "Ticket" was cut from Art Philosophy cartridge at 3 1/4" I believe. I just put some white paper behind it so it could be a little journaling area.

The stickers are Momenta stickers called "Wild Animals"







Friday, April 13, 2012

New Card and a Challenge with a GIVEAWAY!!!

I wanted to make a cute card with this Momenta paper that I just love. This is from the pack "Family Outing" Item # PA-2250 this paper is really beautiful, great texture and love the quality! Very nice quality and cuts great on the cricut.

They are all double sided too! I used the cricut cart "Life is a beach" to do the ways and "Create a Critter" for this cute little pink fish!




NOW for the Challenge....Make something with Blue & Yellow.....it can be a card or a layout or anything you want its open to your ideas! What is in it for you? You can win this Cri-Kits Embossing pen and two packs of colored tin! This is a value of at least $36.00!! So link up your projects below! You have until april 27th! PLEASE make sure this is a NEW project and you link to a post about the challenge!