Thursday, June 30, 2011

Felt mini books

Today, I am sharing a mini book that I made using a variety of products. I used PTI felt in black and cream and used CTMH embellishment glue to bind the two pieces together. I used cuttlebug dies for the flowers also in felt and put buttons in the center. The lettering is from Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge. I bound the book with bookrings and gave the book to my sister for Mother's Day. I love making these mini books they are so much fun!

Don't forget my huge stamps giveaway here.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teapot Mother's Day

Today, I am showing you the Mother's Day card that I made for my Grandmother. I used the Everyday Popups cartridge for my teapot and scraps of this retired SU dp that I've been using all year and still havea few pieces left. I doodled a few dots here and there with my white gel pen. The wavy lines are from the card feature on the card. It was a really fun card to make!

Don't forget my huge stamps giveaway here.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Challenge #15 Stars and Stripes

Welcome to Birthday Sundaes Challenge #15. The challenge this week is to create a birthday card using stars and stripes. My image this week is from Cricut cartridge A Child's Year. This is one of those carts that I got for 10 bucks from Michaels and it has an amazing amount of fabulous images. The paper is from Scenic Route and is scraps that I had from a scrapbook layout. The red cardstock was embossed with a stars cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment is from PTI. I hope that you like my card today and will join in the challenge this week and add your card so that we can all see your stars and stripes card!

I'm also submitting this for the Cricut Circle blog weekly challenge! I love when I can do a two for one.

Don't forget my huges stamps giveaway here.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Balboa Park

To celebrate my 3rd blog anniversary and my 38th birthday, I'm having 3 weeks of huge and I mean huge giveaways. Last week was the first week, with my huge Sizzix giveaway. Below find the 8 winners! This week I am giving away boxes filled to the brim with rubber stamps, mostly Stampin' Up there are also brand new Hero Arts, Stampendous, CTMH and tons more! I just cleaned out my closet and found literally tons of stamps that I have never used or used once!

There will be 5 winners and I will post the winners on my birthday, Friday, July 1. If I find that I have even more stamps that I have got to clear out, then I will have more winners! Here are the ways that you can win:
1. Leave a comment on this post
2. To leave a second comment, Post and/or advertise a link back to this post on your blog or forum. In your comment post the link - if it's your blog I will visit you and leave you some blog love.
3. For another comment, become a follower of my blog - if you are already a follower then you can leave a second comment.

Sizzix Winners:
3E Scrap
Linda Peterson
My Crafty Designs
Jill W
Mary Beth

To claim your prize, you must email me by Monday, June 27 by 10am Pacific time. I will be mailing all prizes on Monday. Any unclaimed prizes will go to the next name that I have on my list. All of these dies are packed and ready to go, almost all of them have never been used. I probably had close to 80 dies when I found them all!

Here is another scrapbook layout that I made using SU dp and tangerine tango cardstock. I used the Carousel Cricut cartridge and the Hello Kitty cart for the lettering. I also used elegant edges cart for the large orange piece and cut it in half so when you put the layout together they match completely. Thanks so much for visiting me today.

Today, we are planning on taking the kids to see Cars 2. Tyler is ecstatic so hopefully it will have plenty of racing which is his favorite part!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Today I have a fun card that uses products from 3 companies. The frog die and stamp are from PTI, stamped on wool felt that I got on Etsy. The dotted paper and the butterfly die are from A Muse Studio. The stamped butterfly and sentiment are from SU. I used rhinestones from my stash for the butterfly and I love the sparkliness of them. This is a card that I gave my sister for Mother's Day - kind of whimsical and fun just like she is! Hope you have a fun filled day!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Natural Beauty

Today I am sharing one of my favorite layouts. It was from our vacation to San Diego last summer. On our last day, while we were waiting for the train to open at Balboa Park, the kids ran around and had a great time. I used Cosmo Cricket paper along with the April Showers Cricut cartridge and one of my Martha Stewarts carts for the letting. Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #14

Happy Sunday! Thanks for visiting me today in my weekly post for the Birthday Sundaes challenge blog. Today's challenge was to make a shaped card. I made a car shaped card using my Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. I used the card feature and used Echo Park DP. I used my white gel pen around the wheels. I hope that you all join us this week and make a shaped card and post it on the Birthday Sundaes blog. We are being sponsored this week and the winner of the challenge this week will win a Just Cards Cricut Cartridge.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hello Kitty and flower

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the kids to give my mom for Mother's Day. I used my Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge. The dp is SU retired and I used my bubbles martha Stewart punch which I cannot for the life of me get to line up correctly. Does anyone have any tips for using this darn punch, no matter what I do it does not line up right. Anyway, Hello Kitty is cut at 3 inches and my mom thought that she was very cute, and it was the perfect card for the kids to give their Grandma.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Sizzix Die Blog Candy Giveaway

Nana Donna is last week's winner. Please email me so that I can mail your prize to you.

This week's prize is a "LOT" of Sizzix dies. I am giving away my entire collection of over 40 sizzix dies - I have Hello Kitty, holiday and much much more. There will be 3 winners so please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hoppy way

Today I am sharing a card that I made with my new stamps from PTI. This frog stamp and sentiment was only 5 bucks! Such a deal. I also bought the matching die. I just love this retired dp for images like the frog. A very simple and cute card! Thanks for looking.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fair layout

Today, I am sharing a scrapbook layout that I made with a kit that I bought many years ago. It feels good to use what I have but wierd not to use my Cricut. These pictures are from the Fair last summer. We had a ton of fun and the fair was more fun than we expected!

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #13

Welcome to Birthday Sundaes Challenge #13. The challenge is to use embossing. I used my Cuttlebug and this tire tread folder. The stamps are from PTI and I just love them, so perfect and contemporary for a pre-teen boy. I think that this will be going to my nephew who will be turning 11 in July. I hope that you all can join me this week and make a birthday card using embossing and link it to the birthday sundaes blog.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Funnest Birthday

last week's winner is Lilian. Please email me so that I can mail your prize to you. This week's prize is this awesome CTMH stamp set. To win please leave a comment on this post and check back next Friday to see if you are a winner.

Today I am sharing this super cute card made with the Baby Steps Cartridge. This is a fabulous cartridge that is not just for baby layouts but there are also some very cute things for young children in general. This little girl, I call her Lily is super cute. I cut her at 3.5. I embossed her jumper with the swiss dots folder. Some of you will recognize this paper...I am still getting milage out of my last scraps of this retired SU paper. The sentiment is A Muse Studio. The nose cut out very tiny, it was barely a snippet so I just used my marker to make her nose.

I have been super busy getting ready for the end of the year! Today is the last day for students and it feels good to have made it through another year.

Thanks for coming by and visiting me today.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Party Hearty

Today I am sharing another card using Party Heart from SU. I am using up retired SU paper and ribbon and this button I think is retired too. I promised my husband I would use up some of my stash but it is slow going. I keep creating and scrapbooking and it just grows and grows. Maybe I need to stop buying too, that might help.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Celebrate you

Today I am using up scraps mainly this bit of dp from SU, long retired. I used SU stamp and scallop punch. The cranberry cardstock was embossed with the swiss dots folder. I still have tons of scraps. What do you all do with your scraps?

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Challenge #12 Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Welcome to Challenge #12 of the Birthday Sundaes Challenge blog. This week's challenge is anything goes. The blog is being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi stamps this week. I chose to work with this very cute Bugaboo image called Wo Hapbee Birthday. I colored in my image with copics and put some dazzling glitter on the wings. The dp is from Basic Grey Urban Prairie and I think it's some very pretty paper. The sentiment is from CTMH and is called Card Chatter Birthday and I really love it! The button is from PTI. Thanks so much for looking this week and be sure to visit the Birthday Sundaes Challenge blog to link up your anything goes birthday card and be eligible to win a prize from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beautiful Birthday

Today I have a simple card using Beautiful Blooms from PTI and Greenhouse Gala DP from SU. The ribbon is also SU. I saw this sketch on a blog and had to try it myself. Quick post today! Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Because I Care

This week's blog candy is this Because I Care hostess stamp set from SU. It's a clear mount set. To win just leave a comment on this post and a winner will be posted next Friday. The winner of last week's candy is Stampin Cathy. Please send your address via email so I can mail your package. I have not hear from last week's winner and the winner before I have not mailed your package out yet. It's the end of the school year and everything is crazy around here but I will get caught up this week and get everything sent out. So if you're waiting, it's coming soon!

I hope that everyone has a nice weekend. I actually don't have anything planned this weekend which actually is great. It will be nice to relax.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sunny Day

Today, I am sharing a fun card using product from a couple of different companies. The airplane is from PTI and it will be so much easier to use this stamp set since they came out with a die for the plane. The sun is a sizzix die and the clouds are cut from blueberry sky felt from PTI with a cloud die from MFT. The paper is from A Muse Studio and the grass is cut with an MFT grass die. Thanks for looking.

Don't forget blog candy here.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance Promotion

It's that time of year, Stampin' Up has announced their last chance list and I am offering a 20% discount on any order of $75.00 or more that includes at least one item from the retiring list. This offer is good until June 29 so email me with your order when you are ready. Remember that anything on the accessories list is available until they sell out!

I also just ordered my new catalogs and if you have received a catalog from me in the past, I will be mailing those out to you as soon as I get them!

I am putting links to the retired lists on my sidebar so hopefully you are able to access them there - you can also go to the SU website if you need to see pics of the product if you don't have your catty handy!


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