Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I do but I "don't" card...

My family and I have come to visit my step Mom and my DH thought he saw where my step Mom's BF had posted on facebook that he was in engaged, well you know me I didn't want to show up empty handed so I made a card JUST IN CASE this was really true. Turns out he was commenting on something someone had said to him about being married to his motorcycle (yes you heard me right) and he replied back that no he was only engaged to it. (Never trust your DH to give you the full story lol). So I had to tell her the story and show her the card anyways... We thought we might cover up the lady in the card and put a picture of his motorcycle in her place and give it to him anyways. :D

I used the sweethearts cart for the inside of the card. I don't remember what cart the "congrats" on the outside is from though. I know I LOVE using my Xyron to put glitter on things though as it makes it so easy to do! The clothespins are glued on with nothing other than Helmar's 450. That stuff holds anything in place! Look closely and you can see the sneaky lil bottle trying to get in the picture as it ALWAYS does ;) 

On the inside I used some hemp but I took Lindy's Stamp Gang (one of the blue colors) and soaked it in it for awhile. You can't see it in the picture but it glimmers and shines that stuff is so awesome to use! 
Hope everyone is having a great week!

Outside of the card
close up of outside of the card
Inside of Card

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

CSN $30 gift card winner!

Hello out there in crafty land! I had choose a winner and the lucky one was ....








Who could this be??




Celeste B! Congratulations Celeste! Will be emailing her shortly to let her know she won and thank you again to all who came by to help me out.

Have a very Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Gift Card Haul!

My family say's I am hard to buy for so I got $150 gift card to Michael's from them to go shopping, and well shopping I did! I also got $20 in a gift card to Michael's from my step daughter. (I haven't spent that yet).
Here is what I came home with yesterday! Lots of bling, distressing inks, and punches!
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas & I hope you have a safe and fun New Year! 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Pack of Cards & tags

I have been busy making cards for my friend as her Mom loves homemade cards and she wanted to give her some for Christmas. I had some trouble and I came across a blog that gave me my inspiration and drive back. As I hit a rock and could not even create one thing. Tracy thank you so much for bringing my head and heart back to where it belonged. Sorry I was so focused on making them I failed to write any of the things down I did, as in measurements :(

Hope you guys like them.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Awesome CSN Stores Giveaway!

Hey all! As you all know I announced that I had something AWESOME to tell you on my facebook page so here it goes! CSN Stores has so generously donated a $30 gift certificate to one of MY followers!! HOW COOL IS THAT?? Doing a lot of remodeling around here and what better thought than to create my own breakfast nook in my kitchen! Well to do that don't I need some awesome bar stools to go with that nook? OF COURSE I DO! Check out these Adjustable Bar Stools I found at one of their 200 + stores! Yes you heard me right... over 200 stores!!

Of course they have a HUGE selection of these so it will take awhile to decide.

So head on over to CSN Stores and help me figure out which stools would look great with a modern kitchen. And while you are there shop for something you could win with your $30 gift certificate if you are the lucky winner!

All ya have to do is become a follower (Sorry only open to US this time guys) & tell me what bar stool you think I should get (don't worry about color or size because all of them pretty much go with my kitchen colors. There are a select few but not many that wont match.) Both of these are a must for the giveaway.

That's it! It's that easy!

Happy Crafting and Good Luck!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Glitter Ornaments

Hello out there all ya crafty people friends! The kids and I made some Christmas ornaments today that I wanted to share with you! They were made using hairspray, Martha Stewart glitter, vinyl, and clear glass balls. The names were created on my Gypsy using the Gypsy Font. My creative daughter decided to make her with all different colors and it turned out so good that after we were done the rest of the ornaments were all made with all different colors! I am posting these to My Pink Stampers challenge as well so wish me luck!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dino Wobble Card

Here is the dino card I made tonight. Just a short video to show you it in motion lol. Not sure if this post will work as this is the first time I am even attempting a video post.

I also made 2 valentine's day cards. Helmar is fantastic to hold all the heavy elements on too! I made a heart by cutting out 2 plain hearts, and 1 patterned paper heart. Glued them together to try to get them to not curl when I added the Liquid Pewter pearls, smooch spray and Glossy Accents. And it worked! Oh I inked the edges before I started any of the pewter or accents. I don't remember where I got the lock and key brads from though. Sorry. Those Helmar White 1/2 inch Zapdots have that heart stuck for LIFE on that card let me tell ya!

Ok not going to bore you with tons of detail tonight I want to curl up on the couch for a bit..

Hope you all like!





Sunday, December 12, 2010

MIA but for a reason...

I know I have not posted for a few days but I honestly have been working on a bigger project that I can't post but can sort of give you a sneak peek. These lil guy's were made with punches and lots of Helmar and Peachy Keen Stamp sets.
I have another set with the new Happy Lashes set made too. I have made 40 of these lil guys total, and we all know they had to go on something right??? Sorry just can't tell ya though lol. After Christmas I promise to post what I did with them though! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Too bad it's almost over :(

Have a Scrappy Day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Peachy Keen HEAVEN!!


Peachy Keen is giving away one AWESOME bundle of goodies to one lucky winner!! 

You all MUST check this out!! And SO simple to win! POST about it! HOW COOL IS THAT??!!?? 

Over $1000 worth of prizes people!! Oh dear Santa Peachy Keen I have been good!  

Peachy Happy Balloons!

Hey everyone!! I made some birthday cards the last couple of days to send to Chris Wooten over at Turned Gypsy for the Children's Hospital in my below post. I didn't measure anything and I am SO sorry! I mean I measured but didn't keep track as I knew I had to make htem and get them out!

I used Peachy Keen Retro Stamps, Fiskars Happy Birthday Stamps, Sweet Treats Cricut Cart (present), and Disney's Pooh Bear Cricut Cartridge (balloons). I "think" the present is cut at 3 inches and the balloons at 3.75. Like I said I didn't write this stuff down so DONT quote me on the sizes lol...

I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Acid Free Glue, and Helmar's Tape Runner (which by the way works AWESOME on embossed paper!!). All of these products are amazing and I would recommend them to anyone!! If you papercraft you need this glue in your stash!! All the link's above for Helmar are all the same company I just wanted to give you their blog, facebook, and product page. I buy all of my Helmar product at

All in all I have 27 cards, 1 Santa puzzle and 4 Christmas tags to send to her tomorrow. Next round I plan on making A TON of the puzzles to send out as I think the kids will get a kick out of them! So if you have a super cute picture that you think will work well with the puzzle PLEASE be a dear and send me one! :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Email from Chris Wooten for Brenner Children's Hospital

Currently as you can tell from my previous posts I am making cards for a children hospital. Please see the email below if you would like to join us! 

I have a card donation challenge on my blog. I am making cards for the Brenner Children Hospital. I would love it if you would mention my blog on yours. I could use any donation of cards to cheer up the sick children and parents. I also collecting bdays, holidays so hospital can give them out to the kids through out the year.

Also on Echo Park fan page they are having a referring contest. If I get the most referrals I win my choice of Yudu, Expression or Gypsy. I plan on donating my prize to the Hospital's Craft department. Most hospitals like rehabs and Childrens have a craft department. Some of these kids spend months in the hospital.

Please would you go to Echo Park fan page and tell them Chris Wooten sent you. You will also be register to win one of those prizes just by saying I referred you.  here is the link

Thanks and if all you have time to do is go to facebook please do that is a big help and put the word about this card donation. I will be delivering the cards every month around the 15th. During December I am delivering a little big later so my friends can have more time to mail them to me.


my blog is

But like I said any referrals to Echo Park fan page is still welcome if that is all a person has time to do for this cause...Hugs Chris

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hang in There!!

Hey all! Chris Wooten of Turned Gypsy asked that many of us crafters make some cards to send her so she can send them onto the hospitals to give that special child/adult a lil smile when they need it most. So I have been working on another design today that I thought was sort of cute, at least it made my son smile :). I wanted to make a card more geared towards a boy so they don't get some girly card when they need it. So I used Four Legged Friends & Disney's Pooh cartridge to make a masculine type of card.
I cut the snake at 2.5 and used all textured cardstock. The eyes on the snake really don't cut out with the cut being that small so I used my Forever In Time black glitter gel pen to put a lil sparkle in his eyes. The tree limb is from Disney's Pooh cart cut at 6 inches. I used my ultra thin Sharpie markers to outline the tree limb and leaves. I punched out a 1 inch circle and stamped My Pink Stampers "Hang in There" stamp.
The mat is an Ivory cardstock distressed with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany then I took a background stamp of bricks and stamped it in darker of the Aged Mahogany. The took some Walnut stain and went back over it all lightly to give it more of a real brick wall feel.  Of course I had to use Kraft cardstock for the base of the card! I think I have a problem with this cardstock now as I want to use it on EVERYTHING now lol... Since all of these are going a very long way I used my Helmar 450 adhesive to put it all on the card as this stuff is AWESOME stuff!
 Ok enough babbling and here ya go! Hope you like it!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Snow Cutie!

I was drug to Menards tonight by my husband after work. I really hadn't wanted to do anywhere but he insisted we go pick out the walls that we wanted in the scrap room so I felt I really needed to go. I got there before him so I walked around for a bit not really thinking I would find anything interesting at a hardware store. BOY was I WRONG! They have cricut cartridges!!! And they were on sale for $20 a piece! So you bet your booty I picked up a few of them! Ok Ok I had like 7 in my hands and put 4 of them back lol. I got Sweet Treats, Nursery Rhymes, and Graphically Speaking. 
I got the Graphically speaking just in time for a challenge I wanted to do too! Over at M.A.G challenge by the page you get to only use the cricut for the cuts on a specific page they pick on a specific cart. This week it is from Graphically Speaking and page 56. I made the snowflakes on this page and cut them at size 2. Using Helmar's 450 glue I glued the two pieces together then used stickles in various places. Mostly diamond but also some Waterfall color. The snowflake on the left I wanted to stick out some so I used Helmar's scrap dots to make it pop off of the page. The one on the left is glued down with 450. 
The rest of the cuts on this card are all by hand! No machine work involved! Ok so I can't cut a perfect circle and used my punches... The snowman is punched out and glued together with Helmar's Acid Free glue. I drew his arms on a brown piece of textured cardstock (on the back) and then cut them out. I attached them to the snowman with tiny white brads so his arms are movable! He has a "Snow Cuties" Peachy Keen Stamp for his face (stinkin cute!). He is adhered to the card with Helmar's White Zapdots 1/2 Square. (Helmar has some FANTASTIC adhesives and you really need to check them out HERE! Some stickles here and there and some ribbon from Michaels. I cut out some white paper to try to look like snow for the bottom and used a My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies" stamp that says "Thanks Snow Much!"

I am entering this in M.A.G. Challenges by the page, The Crafty Pad, & Gingersnap Creations, Fantabulous Cricut Monday Challenge.