Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy 9th Birthday~ The Cutting Cafe Number Shaped Cards

Good Morning Everyone!!
This week The Cutting Cafe  DT was asked to showcase
either the 
My son has a birthday party on Sunday for one of his good buddies and the
"9" shaped card was perfect!
This card was so super easy to cut out and so much fun to embellish!
Perfect for a boy!!

Supplies Used:
Card Stock~ Kraft and white 
Pure Poppy~ PTI
Designer Paper~My Minds Eye "Out of the Blue"
Cut Files~ The Cutting Cafe~ #9 Shape Card
Sentiment~ The Cutting Cafe~ Birthday Tags
Dies~ My Creative Time~ Scallop and Stitched Circle
Image~ Bugaboo Stamps~Fireman Number~Nine
Ink~ Distress in the following..
Fire Brick, Wild Honey, Black Soot
Copics~ R24,R39, R20
B14, B16
E000, E00, E30
C1, C3, C10
Extra's~ White gel pen
Glossy Accents

What do you think?
I love the way this turned out!
(I think from now on all of my boy's birthday parties will be shaped number cards!)

make sure to head over to 
later today to check out the rest of the DT's projects and comment along the way for a chance to win
some files of your own!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT 
hump day :)

Entering this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration (used the colors)
My Sheri Crafts~Warm Thoughts (firefighter~hot hot hot...LOL)
Make It Monday~ Link Up Party
The Scrapbooking Queen~Anything Goes w/a little green
Birthday Sundaes~ Get Messy (inking, glossy accents)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog~Anything Goes
Divas by Design~Spots and/or Stripes
Aud Sentiments Challenge~ Happy Birthday

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sending Hogs and Kisses

Hi everyone!!
I wanted to share a quick CAS card for

Here it is....
Isn't that little piggy the cutest!!
This is my first time entering their challenge and you should check out all the talent over at

Supplies Used:
Card Stock~ Kraft, White 
Designer Paper~ My Minds Eye~ Love Me
Sentiment~ E.A.D Designs~Country Farm Stickerz
Image~ E.A.D. Designs~Country Farm Stickerz
Twine~Twinery in Cappuccino
Dies~ Spellbinders Label 1
Extra's~ brads from my stash
Coffee bean ink for the edges

Thanks for stopping by!!

Entering this into the following
The Kraft Journal~ Farm Fresh
CAS-ual Fridays~ Jest for the Pun of it
My Craft Spot~Make Us Laugh
The Ribbon Carousel~Anything Goes

Monday, February 27, 2012

E.A.D Designs Blog Hop~ Cheers to the Chicken

Good Morning Everyone!!!
It is Monday and time for out E.A.D Designs Blog Hop!
Are you excited?
I know I am and hop we offer some inspiration along the way
Before we get this hop started I wanted to send a
BIG BIRTHDAY WISH out to my son~ Casey
He is 11 today...OMG where has the time gone?!?!
Happy Birthday Casey! Hope you have an awesome day!!
(he reads my blog during the day at school....shows his teachers also...LOL
LOVE him and so proud that he wants to show his mamma off)

Ok back to the hop...
You should be coming from
Jenn's  totally awesome blog~
 if not be sure to start over at the E.A.D Designs blog to catch all the wonderful projects and to be entered into this week's giveaway! 
I am back with another home decor project
this one so fun and super easy!!
OMG can you say too cute!!
I used the new Silly Vinyl Noses ~ chicken (would you guess any other..LOL)
Silly Vinyl Noses
and instead of putting them on the bottom of a coffee mug
I found these clearance clear mugs that I thought they would look adorable on.
My husband wanted a mug of his own so I did another
Awww....matching his and her chicken mugs :)
These are the cups we use for everything them and the best part of them all
the vinyl was so super duper easy to put on!
They come with the transfer tape already is peel and stick!

What do you think...adorable right?
Well as much as I would love for you all to stay and hang out longer it is time to see what the
super talented
has created!
Thanks for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments!
Have a GREAT Monday and see you all later!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hello Cute Chick!

Hi everyone!!
I have a quick post for you all son's birthday is tomorrow 
and we have our family party tonight so I am busy cleaning the house
but had a few minutes in between to get this card together
A CAS one for sure~ see a trend starting?!?!
I have seen all these adorable Market Street Stamps (but I don't own any yet)
and all the great projects made with them so when I happened upon their February Block Party
that had this adorable chick freebie to use I knew I wanted to play along and hey you never know I may even win a stamp set :)

Here is a closeup of this little guy that I printed on my computer and then paper pieced with a polka dot piece of scrap from my stash
I added some Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust to his belly and crown and beak to add some sparkle

Supplies Used:
Card Stock~ Kraft
Pattern Paper~ unknown polka dot from my stash
Image~ Market Street Stamps freebie digi
Sentiment~ Cornish Heritage Farms (the Kim Hughes Collection)  Sweet Spring
Punch~ EK Sucess border punch
Twine~ The Twinery in Lemon drop

Please if you would be so kind as to follow me with the new linky thingy on the side....if what they are saying is true about the old linky not working anymore I would hate to lose all my blogging buddies!
Thanks so stopping by
See you all tomorrow for the EAD Designs Blog Hop!
Entering this into the following Challenges:
Market Street Stamps~ February Block Party
One Stitch at a Time~ Digi w/ Spring or Easter
The Glamorous Side of Scrapping~ CAS w/ Pattern Paper
Docerela Creations~Friendship Card

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Green Blend Award

Hi Everyone!
If you are looking for my Jingle Belles project~ click here
I wanted to share what my sweet sweet blogging buddy Beckie
over at Just B Creative Crazy has given me!
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 you develop 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 post.
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 choosing to pass this award to the following blog...
all have shown such kindness and creative inspiration to me!

Thank you ladies for being so kind with your visits, comments and love!
You are all so very inspirational!

Jingle Belles Rock Challenge~Stuck on You w/ EAD Designs

Good Morning Everyone!!
I am so excited to be sharing a card over on 
and sharing that 
EAD Designs is sponsoring this weeks challenge!!
The Challenge ......
"Stuck On You"
 create a holiday card which incorporates stickers or rub-ons (or both!)

Here is what I came up with
I wanted to keep my design CAS to really showcase the 
awesome EAD Designs Stickerz.

Details for my card~
 Card stock~ Kraft and
PTI~Pure Poppy, Whisper White 
EAD Designs Celebrate the Season Stickerz
From my stash
Irock gems
pop dots for ornament

What do you think?
Want to play along with the challenge?
You do not have to use EAD Designs product but if you have them, flaunt them!
We would love to see how you use them!!
Plus if you play along you can win some EAD Designs goodies!!

Just remember to use some kind of sticker or rub~on.
So Hop on over to
to check out what the other EAD Design DT members created
along with out awesome hosts
Lauren and Stef

Thanks for stopping by!
Entering this into the following Challenges:
DL Art~ Thankful Thursday
The Kraft Journal~Fantastic Finds (EAD Designs Product!!)
Catered Crop~ Seeing Red

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Card for Mason~ Sending Fishy Hello's

Hi Guys!!
I have a card to share that I made for this adorable little man ~ Mason.
You can read all about him  here
My blogging buddy Monica has a challenge up ~ Monica's Creative Madness to make and send this adorable little boy and his family a card of encouragement and I knew I wanted to jump in!
Here is the card I created...
I love fish and know Mason probably does also so I thought this would bring a smile to his face :)

Details for this card are as followed:
Card stock~ PTI in Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, True Black
Designer Paper~ Me and My Big Ideas~ Destination Paradise
Stamps~ Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes) Gum Sweet Spring
Dies~ Tim Holtz Tiny Tags and Tabs
Twine~ The Twinery in Cappuccino and Honeydew
Extras~ White gel pen
Distress ink 
Letter's from my stash

Entering this into the following challenges:
Monica's Creative Madness~ Cards for Mason
Paper Playtime~ Say it With Sentiment using Pet Image
Celebrate the Occasion~Thinking of You
The Paper Shelter~Add a Sentiment
D.L Art~Thankful Thursday
Clearly iStamps~Let's Get Shapely
Die Cuttin Divas~ Favorite Pet

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's Time To Celebrate w/The Cutting Cafe

Good Morning Bloggers!!
It is time to party with 

This week the DT will be showcasing projects using either

I thought for my card I would do a little bit of paper piecing with the printable stamp set
and here is what I created :)
A fun and colorful birthday celebration card!

So details of this card.....
I used one of the party hats and printed it out using 4 different color PTI card stock
Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise and New Leaf
then paper pieces all the parts after inking each pieces using  distress inks in
Wild Honey, Fire Brick, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint
The fun designer paper is from My Mind's Eye~ Out of the Blue stack
I used my cuttlebug and the stars folder for a little embossed texture

For my sentiment I used the Birthday Tags..Printable Stamp set
another fun set from The Cutting Cafe
I printed the stamp out on white card stock then die cut it using 
My Creative Time~ Scalloped and Stitched Circle
a perfect fit!!

So I hope your have enjoyed my birthday card.
Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's projects.
All their links will be posted on 
The Cutting Cafe's Blog later this afternoon

Entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Pretties~ Punches or Dies

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Giveaway Alert~ Candy's Craft Corner

Hey bloggers!!
I wanted to pop in to share a HUGE giveaway going on over at
Candy is hitting 400 followers and has some awesome goodies to giveaway!
Want to see what goodies are up for grabs?!?!?

Can you say yummmy??
So all you have to do is head over to my friend Candy's Blog
for all the details and to enter to win!!

Until tomorrow.....
have a great one :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

EAD Designs Blog Hop~ Home Decor

Good Morning to all my crafty friends!
Today is Monday and you know what that means......
The EAD Designs DT Blog Hop!!

If you came from the ever so Crafty Jenn's you are in the right spot
if you want to start from the beginning head back over to
because you will not want to miss any projects and you can enter to win some goodies of your own!

I am so super excited about today's project...a little home decor spruce up!
So we have this entry way mirror in the hall that was so plain but had been with us forever....
When I saw the
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!!

Not only was it so super easy to apply..but I love the look of it on the mirror!
My boys said when it was all finished...
"That is so looks 3D"

I LOVE it!!
The whole vinyl measures 5 x 12
and of course is completely customizable....So Awesome!!
Nothing like adding new life to something that was just there :)

Now time to hop along to Judith's
Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!
I can not believe that I haven't posted anything since Tuesday...
I was busy with Valentine's Day and the kiddos
had a touch of the whatever bug that is going around
and just in alittle bit of a crafting slump....nothing I created was anything I felt was good enough to post and what I have been crafting that I love is nothing that could be shared yet :)
I was in the crafting mood today after a LONG morning of grocery shopping at Walmart~ my least favorite place to go but the best for all their prices...
I was going to save this till tomorrow's post but found tons of challenges to enter this into and I have something awesome to share for tomorrow's post...
So here is my Birthday Card
I was "pinning" (my addiction..LOL) and came across a card I really liked the LO of....I took the general sketch of it and came up with this card....
if you want to see the pinned card you can click here

Details for this card are as followed:
Card stock ~~ Stampers Select White, True Black and Pure Poppy
Sentiment~~ EAD Designs ~Birthday Sentiments
Stamps~~ PSA Essentials ~Whimsical Cupcakes
Dies~~ Spellbinders Labels One
My Creative Time~ Scallop & Stitched Circle
Ribbon ~~ Quick Quotes 7/8" Red/White Dot
Extra's ~~ Copic R29,R39, and C3,C5,C7 for cupcake
White gel pen for doodles
Creative Inspirations Paints in Fairy Dust for
sparkles on cupcake (not sure if you can see it in the picture) I have a question for all you bow makers....I struggled forever trying to get my bow to look somewhat do you all do it? Do you tie it on or glue it to your card?
I love the look of the big thick ribbon but tend to shy away because it always gives me troubles...

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and see you all back tomorrow for our EAD Designs Blog Hop!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations~ #148 Photo Inspiration
Paper Sundaes~ Birthdays
Totally PaperCrafts~ #104 Ribbons or Bows
The Pretty Little Ribbon~ Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Stamps R Us~ Anything Goes (entry #2)
Crazy For Challenges~ Stripes and Polka Dots (stripes on cupcake)
CES Challenge~ Spots and Dots
Inspire Me Fridays~ Anything Goes
Pile It On~ Sending Happiness
Inky Impressions~ Use Punches or Dies
Creative Inspirations Paints~ Polka Dots
Catered Crop~ Seeing Red
My Craft Spot~ Girly Girly Project

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

~Happy Valentine's Day~ w/ The Cutting Cafe

Happy Valentine's Day to Everyone!
I hope each and every one of you get to spend it with the ones you love!
It was 15 years ago today that I met my today holds an extra special place in my heart!
Guess What....
He is so awesome......he bought me a Cameo and I am so super duper excited to get it!!

 Today I am sharing my DT card for
this week the team will be showcasing the
this set features 12 calendar printable images measuring 3x4.
Perfect for all your birthday cards, scrapbook LO's and mini albums!

For my project I used the February calendar month and made a Valentine's Day Card
For my card I used My Minds Eye~ Love Me designer paper
This beautiful blue ribbon that I received in a swap~ it was the perfect match...LOVE when that happens!
The Cutting Cafe~ Mini Colored Calendar Card~ February Month
that I printed on white card stock
The Stamp is from My Creative Time~ 100% Sweetness Set
Candies for the corners
and a beautiful red glittered heart from Recollections
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge for the rectangle matting~ cut at 3x 4 1/4
I also distressed all the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
and put the whole card together on a Kraft Card stock base~ A2 size

Since I posted this card a day early make sure you check out
tomorrow afternoon to see the rest of the DT's projects and leave some comment love
to be entered to win any 3 sets of your choosing from

I hope you like my card!
Thanks for stopping by
have a GREAT Valentine's Day!

Entering this into the following Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas~ Pick at Least Two Colors (Red, White) ~ George and Basic Shapes for diecut
Docerela Creations~Valentine's Card
The Kraft Journal~ Color Me Red
Celebrate The Occasion~Valentine's Day w/Heart
The Ribbon Carousel~ Sketch (Mine was switched around some)
Creative Inspirations Paint~ Inspired by Hearts
Little Scrap Pieces~Anything Your Heart Desires
The Spotted Chick~That's Krafty Thursday
DL Art~ Anything Goes

Monday, February 13, 2012

My Creative Time~ Throwback Thursday Challenge Entry

Hey again :)
This is my second post for today....
if you are looking for the
EAD Designs Blog Hop click here

I wanted to get in on the Throwback Thursday Challenge over at My Creative Time
~this weeks challenge was all about Bugs
and here is what I came up with
I used the Wild Cards Cartridge for the scalloped circle card base
Designer paper from My Minds Eye~Lost and Found Breeze stack
The butterfly cut from Create a Critter~
Peachy Keen Faces for my butterfly~ Simple Sallies Face Assortment
Flowers cut from George and Basic Shapes
Sentiment from My Creative Time~ Follow Your Dreams
punched out using my EK Success oval punch
Distress ink in Gathered Twigs
White gel pen for doodles
brads from my stash
I also used LOTS of foam dots to add dimension to the flowers and butterfly wings.
Entering into:
My Creative Time~ Throwback Thursday
Paper Pretties~ Use Flowers
DL Art~ Anything Goes

EAD Designs Blog Hop!

Morning Everyone!!!
Hope you all had a GREAT weekend!
It is Monday which means time for this weeks
EAD Designs Blog Hop
You should be coming from Jenn's.....isn't her project just the cutest?!?!?
Don't forget to start at the beginning~ EAD Designs to catch all the awesome projects and to be entered to win this weeks prize :)

I am always scrambling around looking for thank you notes for those last minute gifts and such so today's card will fill one need...LOL
I used 2 sets of stickerz from EAD Designs

A simple to the point card right :)

My designer paper is from Graphic 45 and the music note is cut from
Gypsy Wanderings
all on Kraft Card stock base~A2 size.

Now hop on over to see what the super creative Judith has in store.

Thanks for stopping by...

but before you go I have a reminder
EAD Designs Color Challenge is up and running
All you have to do is create a Black and White project
link up
and enter for a chance to be next month Guest Designer
You have until the 23rd and I would love to see your projects!
(you do not need to use EAD Designs product but if you have them...flaunt them LOL)

Linking this up to:
Stamps R Us~ Anything Goes
DL Art~Thankful Thursday