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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lia Stampz Design Team Member

There is no doubt that this month has been extremely hectic, not only in my life but also on my blog.  A death in the family, gone for 3 weeks to the mainland, blog hops, and giveaways.  I wanted to wait for the perfect moment to announce my big news because it deserves that honor.  I am so proud that I'm a part of Lia Stampz design team!



If you've never heard of LiaStampz, then now is the time to check it out!  Lia's digis are fun, quirky, and eclectic.  Wanna try it out?  There are FREEBIES on the LiaStampz blog!  I can't get enough of it and Lia is truly an AMAZING artist!  Do you know how I know that?

Because she drew me in a stamp jar!
How stinkin' cool is this?!  She's got my asian pose, my winged eyeliner, my best friend Hello Kitty in the background, and some cute socks!  It's me in a nutshell...err...stamp jar!

I'm so honored to be a part of the design team and I can't wait to show you all the stuff myself and the other design team members have created.  Here was my entry for the design team:

This little guy's name is Kiki. :)

Don't forget to stay tuned for our DT blog hop coming soon! :D



Friday, July 29, 2011

Cat favor/centerpiece boxes


I had a gal contact me for some favor boxes with a cute orange kitty on it.  I've made tons of these large card stock boxes before; they are big enough for a centerpiece (put cookies or candies inside) or for a goodie bag favor (put in a juice box and bag of chips):



Cut the cute kitty from the Meow cartridge

Entering this in Party Time Tuesday's anything goes challenge

'Till next time!  Been so busy with work and school that I haven't had time to post daily like I usually do.  My email is always open, so if you want to contact me, you can always do so! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Octopus card made with blog candy from My 3 E Scrapbooking


I got some awesome blog candy from Amber at My 3 E Scrapbooking that had some cute marine animal rub ons.  Amber is the sweetest blogger ever!  Check her blog out: she's always cracking me up with her stories of her 3 girlies (who occasionally have their cute artwork posted on her blog!)

This pink octopus rub-on was soo cute that I had to make a 4x4 card featuring her:

Isn't she so adorable?!

The package also contained some twine and a cute SU! stamp set.  Can't wait to use everything else, especially the other sea creatures.  Thanks, Amber! :D

Today marks the end of my summer.  It was LOOOONG.  :) Most of it was nice, so I guess that is a good thing.  At the start of summer, I was grateful.  I was having a hard time at this new job because I have no experience and have no clue what I'm doing!  Tomorrow I'm covering for a different position, something that I'm more comfortable with, so hopefully they can use me at something I'm good at.  *fingers crossed!*

'Till next time!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Card for Marley


Miss Madison over at Funky Cards is spreading her angel wings again this month, this time for a little girl named Marley who has a brain tumor.  If you have time, check out her blog post and send a card to little miss Marley!  You should have enough time to make something cute (or check out your stash!) and send it in time (collection closes July 31).

This is coming from Hawaii so hopefully this gets to you in time, Madison!

This cut is from Smiley Cards.  After putting it together I realized the cut was supposed to be strawberry shortcake.  Lol, I guess this one is just going to have chocolate frosting on it!

The inside. :)

Used my Create-a-lope to make a pretty square envelope for it!

'Till next time!

Blog Candy from Nadia's World


I won some AWESOME blog candy from Nadia's World a few weeks ago.  If you have the time, go over there and show her some love.  She is one talented lady!

Here's what I won:

Lots of cool stuff! 

The big blue flower was just screaming to be used, so this is what I made:

I also used one of the Kraft colored corduroy buttons that she sent me as well.  Thanks Nadia, I LOVE everything!!!

100 Follower Giveaway!

I had so many new followers during the Christmas in July blog hop that I exceeded 100 followers! Yaaaahoooo!

To thank all my faithful followers, old and new, I'm hosting a giveaway!

Cricut's Four Legged Friends!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (and be a follower, of course!).  I will keep this open until Midnight Sunday, July 31!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

WINNERS!

Here are the winners for the 3 blog candies I had during Elaine's Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Blog Candy 1:
#16 Susan of Cricut & Grasshopper

Blog Candy 2:

#21 Tiffany of Sparkled Memories

Blog Candy 3:

#17 Lisa of Indy Mermaid



Congratulations Winners!  Please email me your address!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 3

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, had a very lovely blog hop!


You just joined our Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 3! Just like yesterday and the day before, you should have arrived from Jen's page.  If you just happened to be visiting me and stumbled upon the hop, please be sure to go back to Elaine's blog so you don't miss out!

I want to thank everyone that came and visited during this hop for all the wonderful comments and new followers.  I'm very grateful for my new friends!  I also had an overwhelming response to my Christmas goodie folder I posted yesterday, so I will come up with a tutorial soon.  I really am a super spaz in real life, so just warning you before you watch my video! LOL! (Makes me entertaining, though, right?!).

Anywho, 3rd project time!


I used Best Images of 2006 for this ornament, so I'm not really sure what cartridge this originally came from (wish Provocraft would've incorporated that in their "Best of" cartridges...).  It was being a pain in the butt with not cutting properly and I wasted an entire sheet of designer paper because it just kept tearing.  I finally changed my mat and got one good cut out of it.  Everything is SU! on this one except for the stamp and embossing powder. 


Ready for EVEN MORE blog candy? To win this you need to follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I will be choosing a winner on Monday July 25.  I'm giving away a total of 3 blog candies.  This is your 3rd chance to win blog candy on my blog!  If you'd like to win the first and second set of blog candy, leave a comment on my previous posts as well.  You can enter a total of 3 times, one for each day.

Be sure to visit & follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize: After you have stopped at all the blogs, be sure to go back to the beginning (Elaine's blog)  and leave your name in the inlinkz with Mr. Blue frogger!


Who's next? :)


Cely @ Hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com <<<You are here!!!>>>
Chris @ Chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com ***Next stop!***





Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2!

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell HOP!



You just joined our Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2! Just like yesterday, you should have arrived from Jen's page.  If you just happened to be visiting me and stumbled upon the hop, please be sure to go back to Elaine's blog so you don't miss out!

Here's my 2nd Christmas in July project:


It's a Christmas mini goodie folder!


Perfect for kids: It holds sticker sheets, an eraser, and a mini candy cane!

Entering this in these challenges:
My Craft Spot Christmas challenge
Creative Craft's 3D challenge
MAWTT cute and cuddly with a punch challenge


Ready for MORE blog candy? To win this you need to follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I will be choosing a winner on Monday July 25.  I'm giving away a total of 3 blog candies.  This is your 2nd chance to win blog candy on my blog!  If you'd like to win the first set of blog candy, leave a comment on my previous post as well.  You can enter a total of 3 times, one for each day.

Be sure to visit & follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize: After you have stopped at all the blogs, be sure to go back to the beginning (Elaine's blog)  and leave your name in the inlinkz with Mr. Blue frogger!


Who's next? :)


Elaine @ ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com
Jessica @ Jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
Sylvia @ Bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa @ Indymermaid.blogspot.com
Amber @ Pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
Rochelle @ Twotearsinmybucket.blogspot.com
Jen @ Jenscraftcorner.com
Cely @ Hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com <<<You are here!!!>>>
Chris @ Chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com ***Next stop!***
Kimberli @ Kimberliscreations.blogspot.com
Pat @ Patsscraps.blogspot.com
Shirley @ Lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com
Tiffany @ Sparkledmemories.blogspot.com
Georgiana @ Carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com 
Candace @  scrappin2littleprincesses

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Silver bells...Silver bells...It's Christmastime in blogland....!






You just joined our Christmas in July Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Jen's page.  If you just happened to be visiting me and stumbled upon the hop, please be sure to go back to Elaine's blog so you don't miss out!


Here's my Christmas in July card:



I felt in a gingerbread house mood!  Colored the image with SU! markers and used dazzling diamonds for the icing.


How about a little blog candy? To win this you need to follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I will be choosing a winner on Monday July 25.  And yup, this is a 3 day hop, so you'll have 3 chances to win! Don't forget to come back tomorrow!


Be sure to visit & follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize, after you have stopped at all the blogs be sure to go back to the beginning (Elaine's blog)  and leave your name in the inlinkz with Mr. Blue frogger!


Who's next? :)


Elaine @ ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com
Jessica @ Jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
Sylvia @ Bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa @ Indymermaid.blogspot.com
Amber @ Pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
Rochelle @ Twotearsinmybucket.blogspot.com
Jen @ Jenscraftcorner.com
Cely @ Hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com <<<You are here!!!>>>
Chris @ Chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com ***next stop!***
Kimberli @ Kimberliscreations.blogspot.com
Pat @ Patsscraps.blogspot.com
Shirley @ Lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com
Tiffany @ Sparkledmemories.blogspot.com
Georgiana @ Carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com 
Candace @  scrappin2littleprincesses




Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blog Awards

New blog awards, woohoo!  I love getting these things and putting them on my sidebar because it reminds me of the great online friends that I've made by sharing the love of crafting with others.  :*)

I've got two of them this time:


Stinkin' Cute Blog Award from Diana at DL.Art.  Thank you, girlie!


Cricut-tastic Award from Maribel of i love scrapping and Amy of redheaded crafter.  Thank you, ladies!

These three ladies are super talented and uber sweet (not to mention pretty much awesome!).  Thank you again for the awards!

For the Cricut-tastic award I need to share 5 Cricut facts about myself and pass it on to 10 Cricut-tastic people.

1. I had my Cricut for a year until I used it!
2. I have 12 cartridges that I haven't touched yet except for redeeming rewards *shame*
3. I am super messy when it comes to crafting.  My Cricut is covered in Smooch Spritz. Oops.
4. My husband has been known to help me put together Cricut cuts if I have a lot of them to do.
5. I love giving Cricuts as gifts!  Gave one to my MIL for her birthday while on my trip!  She LOVED it!

Diana at DL.Art.
Maribel at i love scrapping
Amy at redheaded crafter
(I noticed you guys have one or the other, so now you can have BOTH awards!)

10 Cricut-tastic and Stinkin Cute blog people:

Kelly (aka The Pink Crafter) of Possibilities In Pink
Elaine (aka Scrappymama Elaine) of Scrappin' on a Dime
Melissa of Scrappopotomus

My Pink Stamper DT Call Entry

So my craft blog is a bit new (I started on 4/28 which means my 3 month date is next week!!!) but hopefully I get considered for the My Pink Stamper DT call...  I have been super active since I started! :D Thanks to all my blogland friends!  I do have a bento and food blog that has been going for a few years, so hopefully that counts (Bentoholics Anonymous at Live Journal).  Even though I might not get in, it was still fun to play!

I had to use orange, turquoise, green, brown, plus an optional color.


My favorite "go-to" cartridge is Create a Critter so it's only natural that I used this cute brontosaurus! 

'Till next time!