Thursday, December 30, 2010

My favorite projects of the year


Hello everyone!! I have been busy making a calendar for my little sister and it is taking me longer than I thought it would, but I gotta say I am loving the way it is looking and I will post pics as soon as it is done!!

Well I was looking through my pictures and decided to post a few of my favorite projects I created this year!


Here they are:009blog picture 2




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I started my blog in September of this year and I already got to know some amazing people! I am looking forward to the New Year and everything it brings! Thank you so much for supporting my blog and all the wonderful comments and words of encouragement I really appreciate it!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blog Makeover Complete!


I am so happy with the way my blog looks!! I was a bit of a pain in the butt lol, but Madeline Mele from the Shabby Vanity was super patient and did a wonderful job! If you are looking to customize your blog I really recommend her she will work on it until you love it! I especially love my new blinkie!

Let me know what you think of my blog makeover!

Monday, December 27, 2010

I’m in Heaven!


Crafting heaven that is!! Hello all I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with your families, I know I did! And Guess what Hubby Claus came through and got me my Imagine!!

Oh I am in awe of this amazing machine and I have been trying to get to know it a little better! I also got two new sets of Peachy Keen Stamps to prepare for my Guest Design week! I have been sitting in my new Beatles pj’s  and playing with my new toy! I will hopefully be posting something in the next day or two!

I am also working on a new blog design with a very talented designer and it should be finished soon! I am so excited!

Thanks for stopping by have a great evening!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thinking of you..


Oh I am so excited only two days until Christmas! Whatever Hubby Claus got me is Top Secret, he ordered it online all by himself ( first time) and had it sent to his mom’s house so I couldn’t even see the box lol!

Well anyways, I have had my card for the Flaunt it Friday Challenge since Sunday, but the only camera I have takes horrible pictures and I was supposed to go to my mom’s house to use her camera, but my poor mommy has been working long hours and hasn’t gotten a day off.  So I just went ahead and took the picture with my ugly camera hopefully it doesn’t look too bad.

The Challenge for this week was to use the cup and lemon on page 48 from the Simply charmed cartridge, I was thrilled because I just recently got this cartridge and haven’t really explored it!! I know that I am definitely going to be using it more often! I also got to use my sample action wobbles for the first time, I got to say.. I love them, I can’t wait til they are available to buy.

Ok now on to my card….(sorry told you horrible camera)


I made this for my baby sister who is in Georgia, we are very close and she is the first one to move far away. I have been missing her like crazy. The little sad glass of milk is me and she is the cookie lol.

Materials Used:

  • Simply Charmed
  • Gypsy Wanderings (card base)
  • Smiley cards (thought bubble)
  • Peachy keen every day character faces
  • Peachy Keen Princess face assortment
  • sentiment inkadoo stamps
  • white and red jelly roll pen
  • action wobbles
  • Tis the season paper stack ( in my two favorite colors)

I really like this card and I know it will make my little sister laugh,I hope you will like it too!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lots of Cricut Love,


Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm a Peachy Keen guest designer!!


Hi everyone!! I hope you are all having a fantastic Christmas week! I know I amSmile. Well I got some really awesome news last week, that I have been dying to share with you all!

I was chosen to be a Peachy Keen Guest designer!! OMG! I could not believe it, when I received the email from Angelica I thought it was to tell me thanks for trying lol! I have been so excited and can’t wait to get started!

I will be a guest designer on January 24 – January 28, that is right around the corner!! I will also be giving away a Peachy Keen stamp set during my week so be sure to leave comments that week!!

I am so excited thanks Peachy Keen Stamps for being so awesome and giving me this great opportunity! And thank you to all my followers for supporting my blog, I am grateful for every single one of you!

I forgot to also mention; thanks to K Andrew, I will be getting my cupcake note cards and mini journal(on the holly jolly blog hop)  published in the Scrap street Magazine! I am so honored, she is so amazing and sweet! Be sure to look out for that it is coming up in a month!

Lots of Cricut Love,



P.s I have a card complete for Flaunt it Fridays but I really need a new camera! I am going to my moms tomorrow to take some good pics of it, I am so happy with the way it turned out! I will be posting it tomorrow be sure to stop back!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Let’s Face it Friday Challenge


Hello everyone!! This week has been super busy I am finishing up my gift bags for my kiddos classes! I learned my lesson with the treat bags I made for Halloween this time I made them all the same lol!

When I saw the challenge for Lets Face it Friday I knew exactly what I was going to make and I think they came out adorable! ( I had trouble with my camera last night and I didn’t realize the link expired  oh well.) I found these brown paper bags at the dollar tree but they are different than any I have seen..they are bigger and thicker! I bought 10 packs ( hey when I find something good I stock up lol).  and here is what I came up with…..


Here is a close up of my favorite little elf

sentiment says “Christmas is on its way”


I am so happy that I finally finished all 60 of them! Now on to finishing my Christmas cards!

Materials used:

  • Jolly Holiday cartridge
  • Winter Frolic ( presents)
  • DCWV Tis the season paper stack
  • PK- 640    princess face assortment
  • white sakura pen
  • Brown paper sacks
  • sentiment Christmas stamps from Inkadinkadoo  (Michaels)

Thank you so much for all the support you have shown me! I love reading your wonderful comments and I appreciate every single one!

Lots of Cricut Love,


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Tuesday


I am sorry for not posting the winner yesterday, but I had some trouble with blogger, I am still having trouble hopefully this gets through. Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments! I am so happy that I have some new followers, I hope that I inspire you and that you will be back to visit often!

Now on to the winner of the Holly Jolly Blog Hop! picked #3

Stephanie said... Wow, those do look like they were a lot of work, but definitely worth it.

Congrats Stephanie email me with your address and I will send you your prize out to you!!

I will draw the winner for reaching 200 on Friday from a random post! Come back and check on Saturday if you were the winner!!

Lots of Cricut Love,



Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holly Jolly Blog Hop day 2


Good morning everyone!! Thanks for joining us for day two of our hop! You should be joining me from Marianne's Blog, if not you can start from the beginning at  Stephanie @ Always crafting. You don’t want to miss a single stop!

I am so excited because I hit 200 followers last night so on top of the the prize for the hop I will be picking a random winner for the PKS or Irock ( winners choice)!

Ok on to my project… I made this for my kindergartener’s teacher, when her students get hurt or are not feeling well she sends a little note for them.. Have you ever looked at the container for Nestle quick and notice it looks a lot like a band-aid box? Well I did………….. I covered it with paper and used her favorite colors yellow, green and blue.


Here are the cards that go inside ( the front)

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and the back



I love them!! I made 100 of these little suckers I couldn’t stop lol!

Materials used…

  • PKS-491  Everyday Character Face
  • Indie Art Cartridge ( band-aids cut out at 4.50)
  • Gypsy wanderings ( tag on container)
  • Chocolate Milk Container
  • Mod Padge
  • White gel pen
  • chalk
  • to make the lines on the back I used a recipe card stamp
  • So sorry is from Michaels in the dollar section

Make sure to leave a comment and check back Monday to see if you were a winner!

Next on the hop is the talented Marige


Lots of Cricutlove,


Friday, December 10, 2010

Holly Jolly Blog Hop!


Happy Friday!!  Welcome to our 2 Day Jolly Holly Blog Hop. We are happy to have you hoping along with us. We have over 20+ holiday gift ideas to show you over the next 2 days. There will lots of blog candy along the way. In addition we will be having 3 grand prize winners.! Remember in order to qualify for the grand prizes you have to leave a comment on all the blogs!!

Our hop begins with Stephanie from Always Crafting and ends with Jess from My Scrap Diary. If you get lost along the way you can find the master list on Stephanie's or Jess's blog. 

You should be hoping over from Marianne’s blog, if not you can go back to Stephanie’s blog and start from the beginning, you don’t want to miss anything!

Ok well I have been super excited about my project it has been agony keeping it a secret all this time lol!

Here is my project I made a set of notecards and a matching journal for my daughter to give to her friends for Christmas! I am also entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, to make a homemade gift!



Here they are all packaged up I don’t think you can see it but there is a mini pen in there an some envelopes. Each package has 10 cards


I made two different sets ( I made 6 of each)



WHEW!! They were a lot of work, but I really enjoyed making them and I am so happy with the way they turned out!!

Materials I used:

  • DCWV Tis the season paper stack
  • Pink by Design Rock on stamp set
  • PK-    Princess face assortment ( my fav)
  • Smiley  card cart ( pencil)
  • Rock Princess cart ( cupcake)
  • mini journal ( they were 3 for a dollar at walmart)
  • Ribbon, white and red, gel pen, buttons

I cut the notecards out at 4by4. To do the mini journal I mod podged paper onto it and then hot glued a ribbon on the inside center as a book mark. I love that I don’t throw things away! The little packaging they are in was from some floating candles I bought for a party!! They were a perfect fit and I had 15 so I think I may some as stocking stuffers for my little cousins !

Ok now for blog candy…. HMM I haven’t decided what I am going to give I am heading to Micheals tonight lets see what I pick up maybe another I rock!  In order to win you have to be a follower and leave a comment !Remember in order to qualify for the grand prizes you have to leave a comment on all the blogs!! We will announce the winners on Monday!

Oh and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for day two and another project ( it is my favorite so far)! I will also post the blog candy I am offering tomorrow!

Have fun hopping next is Margie


Lots of Cricut Love,


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Flaunt it Friday Challenge


Hello everyone!! I was so excited to be able to get in my craft room! I have a few projects I am working on, one is my entry for the very first Flaunt if Friday Challenge!

Our challenge is to create something using the snowman on page 29  from the Winter Frolic Cartridge! I love this cause I am using a cut I normally wouldn’t use, since it doesn’t snow here in San Antonio!snowman

Here is the inside of the card

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When I was designing this I remembered the only time it snowed here since I was born was in 1985, I was only 3 and don’t remember it, but I was looking through my pictures and I found one with my mom standing in front of my grandma’s house with a snowman they made. He was wearing my grandpa’s cowboy hat and this was my inspiration.

I am also entering this card in the Cooking with Cricut Challenge. We can make anything we want but it can only have red or green not both!

Ok well I better get back to crafting, I hope I will have something to post later! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for the Holly Jolly blog hop it is gonna be lots of fun and there will be great prizes along the way!!

Lots of Cricut Love,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Design Team Project


I’m sorry for posting this late I had my finals today and I forgot about it, oops!

I was thrilled when I was chosen to be on Kassidy's winter design team! It came at the perfect time since this is my last week of school and I will be able to stay home and craft!!

This is our first project. Its was to make something a card, layout, etc. and incorporate a snowflake.

Here is what I came up with ( but sorry about the poor quality of the pic, my camera broke and had to use my daughters).

blogpic I am making a few of these cards to send out to family for Christmas.

Materials used:

  • Jolly Holidays cartridge
  • DCWV Tis the season paper stack
  • Sentiment is from Michaels in the dollar section
  • PK-640 Princess face assortment
  • crystal lacquer to make the “Ice” shine

This is a super cute card that is easy to mass produce it really does look nice in person the pic is so ugly lol!

Ok I am exhausted and running on fumes Finals are horrible so glad that after today its over (at least for a month).

Have a great day thanks for stopping by!

Lots of cricut love,


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hi All


I am busy busy this is my last week of school and I am trying like mad to catch up on some work that I missed when I was at home with my ankle! I also have to study for my finals.

So thats why I haven’t been able to post any projects, but I have been working on some projects for the Holly Jolly Blog hop.I can’t Badge(2) 

I was also excited to be chosen to be on Kassidy's DT!! So look forward to some projects for that!!

After this week I will get back to crafting so look for some really cute projects that are already designed in my gypsy!!

I am so happy to see that I have new followers and I am so close to 200 and my giveaway!!

Thanks for all your support have a great evening!!

Lots of cricut love,


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Stylish blogger Award

I am so happy and honored that three of my beautiful crafty friends; Audrey,Claire and Amanda have decided to pass this award on to me.

In order to accept this award I have to :

1.Thank and link to the person who awarded you this.

2.Share 8 things about yourself.

3.Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

Here are 8 things about me:

  1. I am totally obsessed with Johnny Depp ( who isn’t)
  2. I love The Beatles, and I have passed down that love to my kids who know and sing all the songs!
  3. I am a Rock Band champion lol I got it for my son and I ended up playing it more than him!
  4. My favorite shows are Dexter and True Blood
  5. I don’t like Twilight, but my 10 year old makes me buy them for her and watches the movies 10 times a day lol.
  6. I love to read
  7. My 3 sisters are my best friends I can’t live without them
  8. I got banned from Michaels by my hubby for a month for spending waaaaay to much once. He took me back the next weekend, but he felt good for “putting his foot down” hahaha!

Ok enough about me now on to the 8 totally creative amazing women I am passing this on to:

  1. Stephanie @ Always Crafting
  2. Debbie @ DDs crafts
  3. Diane's place
  4. Gaby @ Gaby creates
  5. Jess @ My scrap diary
  6. Sharon @ meemeescreations
  7. Abby@ scrapbookaholic
  8. Kim @ Scrappin mom of one inspiring littleboy

I hope every one enjoys their award Have a great day!!

Lots of cricut love,


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Santa Rocks

This is my second post for the day! To see my post for Throwback Thursday Challenge click HERE.

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I made this easel card ( my very first) to enter into Imagine-nation Monday Challenge! I still don’t have an imagine :( but hopefully Phillip Claus (a.k.a hubby) will bring me one!

Materials used:

  • Simply Charmed Cartridge ( santa)
  • smiley Cards ( guitar)
  • Mickey Font
  • buttons
  • DCWV Tis the season paper stack
  • PK-493 everyday character face parts

Thank you for stopping by I really appreciate it and enjoy your comments soo much!!

Lots of Cricut Love,


Cricutless card


Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday! I have been in my craft room all day!! I am working on a few projects all at once, trying to get caught up!

This is the first challenge I ever entered so I am glad this is the first one I am entering since my accident, Emma’s Throwback Thursday Challenge.

The challenge for this week was to create a card WITHOUT a cricut! This was the perfect challenge for me to find my groove again lol. I actually made two cards cause I was having so much fun!

Here is the first card…

blog pic TTCIsn’t this reindeer the cutest thing ever!  I love the green and brown together I was trying to stay away from traditional Christmas colors.

Here is the second card…

TTC pic santa Again I am trying to stay away from the red and green I used my two favorite colors I love the way these two colors look together.

Materials used:

  • Kraft cardstock cut at 5.5 x 11 in
  • DCWV ‘Tis the season stack ( I love this stack it has beautiful prints)
  • buttons
  • ribbon
  • white gel pen

Thanks so much for stopping by It feels good to post a project again!!

Lots of cricut love,


Friday, November 19, 2010

I think i lost my mojo!


Hello everyone!

I really thought I would be able to spend some time crafting, with my little “break”, but it was too hard to move around with my ankle. Today I finally felt up to it and I sat down and…nothing!! I didn’t have any card ideas come to me! Hmm maybe its the meds one side effect might be loss of imagination lol!! Well I am going to try again because there are a few challenges I want to enter and I really miss my cricut. Wish me luck!

I did manage to get a couple of scrapbook pages done, but I wasn’t too happy with them :(


Have a great Friday and I hope to see yall tonight for Emma’s U-stream!!

Lots Of Cricut love,


Monday, November 15, 2010

Look what I got!



WOW! I am so honored that Jenny over at Crazy About Cricut  passed this award over to me!! She is super sweet and has lots of great projects and inspiration on her blog! I am very fortunate to be on her Family Friday Design team!

Well I am supposed to list three things about me that make me different: hmmm.

1. I am very optimistic and always trying to find the good in a bad situation and encouraging everyone around me to do the same.

2. I am a full time student on my way to becoming an Art Teacher!! I love children and anything creative so this is my dream job!! I have been using things I am learning in my art classes on my layouts and projects.

3. I have a great ability to see something and figure out a way to change it to make it unique, That is what I love about my Gypsy and Cricut. If you look at my projects I hardly ever use a cut the way it is in the handbooks I always find a way to tweak it to make it different and my own!!

Ok now on to the five people I am going to pass this Award to:

  • Joanna at Scrap-making.  She is a super sweet person and her blog is terrific!! She has some of the cutest cards ever, and is a part of the Peachy keen DT. I get tons of inspiration from her and her amazing creations.
  • Abby at Scrapbookaholic. I was fortunate enough  to be a part of her Amazing Dia Del Los Muertos Blog hop. She has an amazing blog that"’s packed full of inspiration, from cards to layouts and everything in between, in English and Spanish!!
  • Stephanie at Always Crafting. I just recently was a Guest Designer on her blog for her Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! It was one of the first challenges that I entered when I started my blog! She is very sweet and very talented
  • Ana Maria at Teach U 14. She is very sweet and she has lots of really cute projects on her blog!!My favorite is the baby wipes cases, they are so cute and unique!
  • Gaby at Gaby Creates. She is the sweet person who contacted me to be on her blog hop! I am amazed at how talented she is. I love to visit her blog just to see her beautiful creations. She also has a great challenge going on with Abby they have amazing prizes and the challenges are fun!

Thanks for visiting make sure to visit these amazing women if you haven’t already! Have a Great Day!

Lots of Cricut Love,


Friday, November 12, 2010

Awesome giveaway


Hello I hope you are all having a great Friday. I want to thank everyone for the sweet comments, they really lifted my spirits!! Today I am feeling much better and the Dr. said my ankle is looking good, and he is not going to put a full cast like he thought just a splint and wrap that’s better for me I could not  stand to be in a cast!!

Well have you heard about the awesome giveaway over at Dawn's Craft Place? If not you gotta go check it out for a chance to win this:


Thanks for stopping by!

Lots Of Cricut Love,


Monday, November 8, 2010



Well I was planning on finishing up some projects yesterday to post today, but we decided to go eat dinner at my in laws and on the way out the door i slipped and heard a crack and down I went!! I have a broken ankle and some of the worst pain ever!!

I’m always trying to look on the bright side though and I will be staying home for two weeks, no school!!! That means more cricut time, I have some new stamps and a beautiful new christmas paper stack to play with too when I am better!

Not today though hurts too much but maybe tomorrow!


Lots of Cricut Love,


Friday, November 5, 2010

Smiley Cards Ornament


I just love the Smiley Cards Download!! The images are too cute! I have been playing with it all morning and I made these two ornaments for the two baby’s in the family; My son Preston and niece Tabitha.

I am entering them in the Lets face it Friday challenge over at Peachy Keen stamps.

The challenge this week:

create an ornament with  your peachy keen stamps!

Well here they are…


008 007I just love them they are sooo cute!   I can’t wait to hang them up!

Materials used:

  • Smiley Cards (gingerbread)
  • Simply Charmed Cartridge ( stocking and candy cane)
  • Paper doll Dress up  ( hat)
  • PK –640 Princess Face assortment
  • White gelly roll pen, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by have a great Friday! Don’t forget to check who the winner was for the Dia Del Los Muertos Blog Hop!

Lots of Cricut Love,




Hello Everyone! It has been a great week! I have the winner from the Dia Del los Muertos Blog Hop generated by

THE WINNER Is………………………………………

#34 joeygirl86 said...

OMG I LOVE THIS!!! You are so creative..the faces are awesome!! I thought it was a PK face at first and I was like 'why don't I have that face yet??' sooo super cute! Defintiely my fav project so far! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Congrats Joeygirl please email me your address so I can send the irock out to you!

Since I am pretty close to hitting 200 I thought why not another giveaway?  When I hit 200 I will give  you a choice of a PKS snow cuties 1 1/8 set  or an irock to one  lucky person!

pk-501            Product1241w450MAR

Spread the word about my blog! As soon as I hit 200 I will have a random drawing so be sure to come back and leave comments to win!! Thanks for all your support!


Lots of Cricut Love,


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday Guest designer


Happy Wednesday!! I am so honored to have been asked to be a Guest designer by Steph and Jess for the Whimsical Wednesday challenge.

The challenge:

Create an altered item.

If you are like me you would rather spend your money on crafting items like stamps, paper, cartridges, etc. Not actually on the containers to hold them. In a month or so my husband will be finished building my craft room and I realized I needed stuff for the desks and shelves he is building, ( yes he is building those too) . When I went out to the store I saw how expensive the containers are and they do not match my decor I have a lot of red ( even my cricut is Red). So I decided to make my own containers using the Gerber Graduates Cheese Puff cans ( don’t worry I don’t eat those lol I have a toddler).


I found a paper stack that had paper that have the two colors I am using in my craft room!!!

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close up of tag

I stitched around the tags and inked the letters and added some little doodling with my white gel pen..


  • cut a strip of paper 4 inches by 12 in
  • using Modpage cover the can ( i do it in sections) and apply paper
  • I cut the tags using Gypsy Wonderings at 2.75 height x3.75 width (red part)
  • inner tag was cut at  3 in wide x2 in high
  • the letters were cut at 1/2 an inch
  • glue the two tags together and then the letters on top
  • add any doodling you may want
  • with Modpage glue the tag to the container let dry
  • put another coat of Modpage over it all, making sure to get a good coat and cover it all especially the letters
  • When it is dry you can add any other elements you want using a hot glue gun

Materials Used:

  • can (you can also use powdered formula cans)
  • Compete Boy Paper stack by My Mind’s Eye
  • Modpage
  • cricut/gypsy   
  • Gypsy Wanderings (tags)
  • School book Cartridge ( letters)
  • hot glue gun
  • flowers,brads, ribbon
  • White gel pen

Simple and fun to make! The best thing is that you can use what ever paper you want to match your decor. I made 4 so far but I have 4 more to go, I like everything to have its own place lol!

Here is a sneak peek at what Stephanie  and Jess made.   To view their entire projects check out their blogs…..

Steph  Always CraftingDSCN1132

JessMy Scrap diary


Thanks for stopping by Hope you get to do some crafting today!

Lots of Cricut love,


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dia Del los Muertos day 2


Hi all!! I was amazed by all the wonderful comments yesterday. You all truly made my day!!

If you haven’t seen day one click here. Remember to leave a comment  for the Prize.

For today I made this quick little card for my Cousin Alyssa’s 14th Birthday! My aunt bought her an i-pod and asked me to make a  card that had some kind of music on it….

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It didn’t quit turn out like I had hoped but my aunt loved it!  Remember to check out all the other blogs to see their amazing creations! Happy Hopping!

tnLots of Cricut Love,


Monday, November 1, 2010

Dia Del Los Muertos


Hola Bienvenidos a todos! Ok well I hope I spelled that right cause my Spanish isn’t the greatest!

Welcome to the Dia Del los Muertos/ A celebration of life blog hop!  If you just came from Karla's blog you are in the right place, if not you can go back and start from the beginning  with one of our very talented Hostesses Abby you don’t want to miss out on any of the amazing blogs!

Ok now on to my project! I knew right away what I was going to make for this hop, what better way to celebrate life than with a wedding…

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This is a close up of the bride and Groom I drew the faces on myself

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After gluing her together her dress seemed so plain, so I had an old dress that had this beautiful material on it, I cut it and sewed it on top to make it crinkle. I think it gave it more definition.

Materials used:

  • Simply charmed Cartridge
  • Paper doll dress up
  • Ravenhead Manor Paper stack
  • Autumn Splendor paper stack ( for red glitter paper)
  • fabric and needle/thread
  • Sakura 3d crystal lacquer to make grooms hair and shoes shiny
  • Martha Stewart Markers to draw the faces

Did I mention the awesome grand prize? One lucky winner will win all this!! So make sure to hop to every blog and leave a comment!

hop grand prize

OH!!! I am giving away a little something to one lucky person; an  I-rock!


How awesome is that? All you have to do to win is to:

  1. Become a Follower
  2. Leave a comment on this post

I will be picking a winner and post it on my blog Friday so be sure to check back!!

Thanks for hopping by now on to the next blog….

tn Lots of Cricut Love,