Monday, July 30, 2012

Party Time Tuesdays - A Hop for Jen Scull

The stress of the past few weeks and getting things in order before my big trip led me to send out my PTT Anything Goes project before taking a picture of it!  Oye!  This week our challenge is ANYTHING GOES.  So please enter it at the Party Time Tuesday blog HERE.  

Anywho, there is another reason why I'm posting today... Our fellow Party Planner Jen Scull is battling cancer.  Here is what our owner, Jenn, has come up with and posted on the PTT blog:

"I am posting today to give each and every PTT fan an opportunity to help out one of our own, Party Planner Jen Scull.  As I am sure many of you are aware, Jen is battling cancer.  She has been bravely fighting since February of this year.  Fellow Party Planner Michelle Van Patten, Myself and our friend Katie Cotton (owner of Paper Make-up Stamps) has come up with a little something to help Jen Scull and her family.  Katie Cotton has so generously created a fabulous digi set called "Jen's Sunshine".  100%...yes ALL proceeds of the sales of this digital set will go directly to Jen and her family.
Ever wanted to be part of a huge blog hop, but didn't belong to a team that hops (or maybe you don't belong to a team)?  Ever want a large amount of traffic to see your own personal blog?  Well, this is your opportunity to have your work exposed to lots and lots of fellow crafters.  Go to the PMS store HEREand purchase "Jen's Sunshine".  Email me and let me know that you have purchased the digi set and would LOVE to be part of our blog hop.  Create a project featuring at least one of the items from the digital set.  On August 29th, we will hop in Jen Scull's honor.  There will be prizes and lots of fun! 
Here is the set you can purchase to help out Jen.  You get 2 images and 3 word art.
I sure do hope that many of you will participate in this worth while cause.  Jen has brought so many of us sunshine, now it is time for us to bring sunshine to Jen!
You can read more about Jen HERE."

The stamp set is soooo cute and I encourage everyone to buy it and participate.  We're going to have a lot of fun and some prizes! :) 

Can't wait to see what you guys create this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Challenge at PTT - Christmas in July!

Hey guys! It's Tuesday again! Which means there's a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!  This week we wanna see your Christmas in July projects!!!

We are generously sponsored this week by Digital Delights, Martha Pineda, Viva Decor, and The Digi Garden.

Here's my project:

Digis by The Digi Garden.  I thought they were cute and dainty enough for some Christmas tags!

Inked up with Copics.  The lace is from Martha Pineda's store.  

Just used some old card stock and Christmas paper that was in my scrap pile (leftover from last year!)

Entering this in the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
Clear it Out Challenges - Christmas in July with red and green
AUD Sentiments - Tag It
D.L. Art - Christmas in July
Little Scrap Pieces - Christmas in July

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Monday, July 23, 2012

July Stamp Classes

What a week! I've had three card classes and a few hops.  Craziness!!! Here is a pic collage I made of all the gals that came to my classes (missing a few!)

Aren't they so cute with their projects?

I promise to get back into the habit of posting projects and commenting.  I have a lot of catching up to do! 

'Till next time!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Winners of the Lemonade Hop and the Faerie Hop!

Hey guys! I just want to say thank you to all the old and new followers who stopped by my blog this weekend to see my projects and enter my candy.  My follower number is getting closer and closer to 400 and I really couldn't have done it will all of my crafty friends.  You guys are awesome!

During the two hops, I gave away some BLOG CANDY!  It was my July card class in a kit.  Everything is pre-cut and pre-scored for you.  Just like you were coming to one of my $10 card classes!  I'm also throwing in some instructions with photos as well. :)

Without further ado, here are the winners!

Lemonade Hop:

Nana Diane!!!


I've sent you an email, girls!  Thanks so much everyone!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

Wowie!  What a craft-filled weekend I had!  I had two stamp classes and two blog hops!  I'm keeping the hops open until tomorrow (when I pick the winners), so if you haven't entered yet, you still have time:

Lemonade Hop
Faerie Hop

Anywho, there's a new challenge over at PTT!!!  This time it's a color/photo inspiration challenge:

We are generously sponsored this week by Viva Decor, Martha Pineda, The Digi Garden, and The Stamping Boutique.

Here's my project:
Digi is by The Digi Garden, inked up with Copics.  Background paper is by DCWV.  Stamp is My Pink Stamper.  Ribbon and leaves are Stampin Up.  The cute little yellow roses are from Martha Pineda.

Entering this in the following challenges:
Love to Create - 3 of something (3 roses!)

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Magical Life of Faeries Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Magical Life of Faeries Blog Hop! What little girl doesn’t dream of carrying a fairy in her pocket? They are so tiny and beautiful. They have beautiful wings and long pretty hair. This is what comes to mind when I think of fairies. Today, we have a lot of talented women that want to show off their beautiful fairies that they created.  So please join the party and fly around with us!!! If you are here just to vist me (aw you're so sweet!), start at the beginning of the hop at Pamela's Blog.

There is some AWESOME blog candy to be won: The Scrapbook Stamp Society, has agreed to sponsor the hop and will offer $12 worth of FREE fairy related digis as a prize for this hop. All you have to do is visit every blog and leave a comment. 

There's a New Challenge at Lia Stampz!

***I'll leave the Blog Candy for the Lemonade Hop open for a couple more days.  Enter it HERE***

This time it's ANYTHING GOESat Lia Stampz!!!  Here's my project:

The digi is called "Lia Loves Chinese."  Inked up with Copics.  Cardstock, ribbon, ink, and stamp are all Stampin Up.  Paper is by The Paper Studio.

Entering this in the following challenges:
The Poodles Parlour - Use a Digi
Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lemonade Blog Hop!

Summertime! What's better than kicking back with a cool drink of lemonade?  Pure, sweet, sour, and refreshing all at the same time -- it's a summer staple and something we're celebrating with this Lemonade Blog Hop!

Let me show you my project that I created for this hop:

This was a total CASE from Simple and Sincere.  When I thought of lemonade, I thought of the SU stamp set Tart and Tangy.  So easy and so super cute!  Lemon/Lime stamps, ink, and ribbon are all SU! The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

How about some BLOG CANDY?? You'll get a complete kit of my July Stampin Up card class! It will have everything you need to create 5 projects with instructions. :D All you have to do is:

1. Be or become a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you. That's it!

Our hostess for the Lemonade Blog Hop is Erica of Erica's Craft Room ( If you just came here to visit me (aw, you're so sweet!) start back up at her page. :)

Your next stop on the Lemonade Blog Hop is:  Ellen

Here are the blog list, in case you get lost:

Cely ~ <<<you are here>>>

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bubble Gum Party Favors

I made some bubble gum party favors for a very special gal!  I needed a lot and they needed to be quick with an orange and brown theme.  I came across Angi Judas Bunny Treat Holder and used the same concept, but had to adjust the sizes to fit the bubble gum.  Here's what I came up with:

Used SU framelit die and scored the card stock to fit some Bubble Yum.  I just used a circle punch with some retired SU paper and computer generated sentiment punched out with the modern label punch.  Some retired orange ribbon tops it off.  


Entering this in the following challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate - Kid's Birthday
Moving Along With the Times - Sentiment, No Image
CAS-ual Fridays - Text Me

'Till next time!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Challenge at PTT - Let's Get Punchy!

There's a new challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!  This week, let's get punchy!  Use your punches on your project!

This week we are generously sponsored by The Digi Garden, The Paper Shelter, Viva Decor, and Martha Pineda.  Go HERE to read about our sponsors. :)

Here is my card this week:

Digi is by The Digi Garden.  Inked it up with Copics.  Sponged the background and water using SU inks and a sponge.  SU framelit dies, stamp, rhinestones, and punches.  The yummy raspberry colored twine is from Martha Pineda's shop.  

Entering this in the following challenges:
Outlawz - Thursday Twist: Fishing

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Crabby Patty Portfolio

Hey guys!  I'm participating in a beach bash themed BNR this week and wanted to contribute something beachy.  I wanted to make some note cards with some laser die cuts I had so I started trolling the internet to find some ideas of housing them.  I stumbled upon Mandy's Stampin' Spot and CASED her crab.  He's so stinkin' cute! I put him on a notecard portfolio:

Cardstock, ink, ribbon by Stampin Up.  Cuttlebug swiss dot and swirls and curls embossing folders.

The inside houses 4 note cards, envelopes, and sentiment so the recipient can customize their card!

Entering this in the following challenges:
The Poodles Parlour - Cute or Cuddly

'Till next time!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Lia Stampz Challenge - Scraps

I TOTALLY forgot to post my DT challenge project for Lia Stampz challenge that started on the 1st! Aaiyah!  My mind has been in zombie mode since summer started.  I'm still having trouble sleeping and I'm trying to get my craft room re-done this week.   With everything going on, I'm having a hard time keeping track of design team stuff and what projects I've created or not created yet.  Craziness!

Anywho, here is my project for this fortnight (you still have until the 15th to enter!):

Digi by Lia Stampz.  Inked with Copics.  Cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Inked edges with SU Crushed Curry ink.  The scraps of paper are all scrap SU paper that was cut down to 1", adhered together, and run through the Cuttlebug in the argyle folder.  Sentiment and ribbon by SU.

Entering this in the following challenges:
Clear It Out - Anything + Yellow

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Challenge at PTT - Show Your Country's Colors!

There's a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!  This week, make a project using your country's colors!

We are generously sponsored this week by The Crafty Pad Designs, The Digi Garden, My Creative Classroom, and The Cutting Cafe.

Here's my project:

The box template is by The Cutting Cafe.  It was so easy to put together!  The starfish digi is by The Crafty Pad.

Starfish is inked up with Copics.  Cardstock by SU, star paper by The Paper Studio, and rosette paper by SU.

Entering this in the following challenges:
Love to Create - Stars and Stripes
Cute Card Thursday - Patriotic
CAS-ual Fridays - Two Circles

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Birthday Bag Tag

One of my friends had a birthday and I needed cute packaging to hold the contents... Hello Kitty perfume in a blingin' bottle!  I grabbed a colorful mini bag I got at a garage sale (LOVE garage sales for gift wrap and bags!) and made a cute tag to match.

Retired SU cardstock and paper.  SU scallop trim punch and pearls.  The sentiment stamp is from Impression Obsession.  

Punched on an eyelet with my Crop-a-dile, added some SU linen thread and some cute green striped paper and it was ready to go!

Entering this in the following challenges:

How is everyone's summer going?