Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Favorite things Blog Hop


Good Morning!! Welcome to A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS Blog Hop!
If you've come from Susan at itsmesusanp you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Inking it up crazy and start at the beginning.

We would love to share a few of our favorite things with you today!
Each Design Team member will be featuring an project made especially for this hop using their favorite crafting tools and techniques. Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas! 

Ok so now on to my card! I used all my favorite things in this card!


My Favorite things used:

  • Simply charmed cartridge
  • Gypsy wanderings ( card base)
  • Kraft cardstock
  • DCWV polka dot paper
  • Sakura White Jelly roll pen
  • cuttlebug  and polka dot folder
  • ribbon
  • chalk (for cheeks)
  • Peachy keen face stamps (critter medium set)
  • I used  my favorite colors the colors on my blog
  • ATG gun to hold it all together

Some of my favorite techniques are to ink the edges of my patterned paper and to add stitching to EVERYTHING! I also love to use polka dots on my projects I love polka dots as you can see from my blog design!

Since this is a giveaway of our favorite things I decided to give away one thing I love the most ( besides my cricut lol)  as my Blog Candy is your choice of a 1 1/8 set of of Peachy keen face stamps!! 

All you have to do is become a follower and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite crafty things are, I will announce the winner on Monday.

Ok time to get hopping next the very talented Celeste Here is the order of the list.  Some of you may want to add the entire blog hop list so no one gets lost and confused where to go next.


Lisa –

Kristin –

Jessie –

Jamie –

Susan –

Erika – (that’s me)

Celeste –


Meagan –

Rebecca –

Theresa –


Celeste said...

Your card is adorable.

Cheryl said...

That's really cute, Erika! My favorite crafty things are my Gypsy and my ATG gun. They make my life so much easier. I am already a happy follower!


Craftyhomemade said...

Super cute.


CuteCuteWorld said...

adorable card! I love the Simply Charmed cartridge. My favourite crafty things would have to be faux stitching as well. Love it!

Aimee said...

Adorable card!! I've been a follower. My fav things are: ATG gun, score tablet, ribbon and stamps!

shelly said...

super cute card :) i love ladybugs ( it what my dads pet name for me when i was a kid.ok ok even in adulthood lol. he passed away in november everytime i see a sweet ladybug i smile. looking forward to spring when i can see them in the real :) i love my cricut and pretty paper punches ,lace and pearls.

Janis said...

What an adorable card! I love the faces, the stitching and the papers you used. My fav things are my Cricut and Martha Stewart scoring board. So many possibilities! Hey - I see you have one of my blogs' blog hop button on your sidebar! COOL! I'm one of the co-founders of Flaunt It Fridays. So glad you are supporting our blog! Check out too. It's another challenge blog I have. Hugs! Have a FUN day!! :) Janis

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

adorable card! I became your follower. My fav thins are: cricut bug with all cartridges lol and my inks.

Janis said...

Hey, Erika.... I'm just messing with you. I know you know who I am. LOL I get too silly sometimes. GREAT card. I'm really having fun on this hop! :)

ScrappingStephanie said...

Erika, I love your card. The colors are awesome, of course. And those lady bugs, too too cute. You used a lot of my favorite things in your card..I would have to add Tim Holtz distress inks, and recently my prisma pencils. You rock girl:)


Sandy said...

Very cute! I love my Cricut and Gypsy, also a big fan of stickles, Prima Flowers and demensional :)

Scrapnatic said...

I love this card. I just got this cartridge and can't wait to use it! :)

Emily said...

SO ADORABLE! My favorites are my cricut, ribbon, irock, and popdots :)

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Carrie K said...

Very cute card! I am a new follower.
carriedan1 at live dot com

scrapperbecka said...

Love Love Love your card It is soooo cute! I just got Simply Charmed so now I need to try it out. TFS

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Tara said...

This is my first time to your blog and I love your color combinations! Simply charmed is a go-to cartridge for me, too! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win (because who doesn't love peachy keen stamps)!
~Tara G.
tray83 at yahoo dot com

Tana said...

Awesome card love the bugs!! Good job!! Another one of my favorite things is my new Your Story binder. TFS and a chance to win!!

Stephanie_J_ said...

One of my fav crafty things right now are the wonderful embossing colors... i just love this technique!

stefeni said...

Those bugs are soo adorable. Great card. I love stickles!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Vicki said...

That card is so adorable. Those little bugs would be welcome in my home (and I hate bugs). Thanks for sharing. I'm a follower and my favorite thing is my cricut.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

Cathie w said...

cute card..fav thingatg gun hands down


Cricutting Wendy said...

I'm already a follower. Those little bugs are ADORABLE!! My favorite crafting thing is a tie between my Peachy Keen stamps and my Cricut!!

SpantastiKreations said...

I <3 my Pink ATG and Stickles.


Rachelle said...

What an adorable card, I would love to win that set.
My favorite tools, Cricut, Gypsy, ATG Gun


Melissa said...

Such a cute little buggie card!!

I heart my Cricut most of all!!!


scrappinmomma said...

Your card is very Beautiful. TFS. Some of my favorite crafty things are my cricut,cute stamps,stickles and border punches

terriennz said...

Ladybugs are my obsession.. so I just LOVE this card! Your giveaway IS AWESOME! Thank you for a chance to win! I'm a new follower! :)

Terrie Barroso

Kristen said...

I love your card so much. All of the elements together just really make it look so awesome! I think my favorite tool right now is stickles, but I am really getting into stitching. It's fast becoming one of my favorite things! Thanks so much for sharing. I love your blog by the way!

Krista said...

I'm making some love bug s too! I'll have to remember to use my favorite "toy" for crafting-- fibers!!!I am a new follower.

My contact info is: KristaInMN at gmail dot com
I also have a blog: and would be honored if you would drop by sometime.

Sandee McIntyre said...

I love the card absolutely adorable. I am a new follower. My favorite thing of course is stickels. I have not tried the Peachy Keen stamps but I am thinking I really need to get some.. lol TFS!!

Jamie said...

love your love bug card.. so cute! some of my fav crafty things are.. my cricut.. my cuttlebug.. ink, glitter, ribbon, & my atg gun. thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

ladydi47 said...

I love your adorable card! Thanks for sharing!
I'm a new follower and my favorites are my cricut, buttons and ribbons!
Diana B.
crb underscore deb at bellsouth dot net

Amanda said...

My favorite crafty thing is my Cricut! Don't know how I ever lived without it!
Love your card! I recently got that cartridge and that gives me a good idea to use with it!
Amanda (

Vivi M said...

Beautiful card Erika!!!!
I must say that my favorite gadget is (besides my Expression) is to use ribbons and buttons. i love my MS score board and inks...I love my cuttle bug too... Ohhh it is so hard to find a favorite one when you love them all!
Vivi M

GiGi said...

What a great card! I love those bugs! My fav crafty things include my Cuttlebug, I-top, I-Rock, and of course my Cricut! Thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at

forpahl5 said...

I think that if I owned a set of peachy keen stamps that would be my favorite but since I don't I would have to say Xyron machine it makes things a lot easier!


Vanessa said...

Love your lil PKS bug faces. I also love PKS I have a wish list that I have to keep updating everytime I see another cute example of their faces :), Vanessa

sumnne at

Dawn, RI said...

Your card iscute. I just started using this cart. its cute... I love PK stamps. Dawn RI

Donna said...

Adorable card. I've got the cartridge, but haven't used it yet. Also love the Peachy Keen stamps! TFS. Oh yeah ... now following your blog too!

Denise said...

Gorgeous card. Perfect for V day. So many people love the Simply Charmed cart. I may need to buy it, lol. Cute images :) My favorite crafty things are my ATG gun, Expression, G45 paper, Helmar's V2 and 450 glue, and Stickles.

Denise G said...

Love those bugs. So stink'n cute. Can't wait for that cart to get here in the mail soon.

Laura said...

I am a new follower and I love my ATG gun. I used two whole rolls of tape over Christmas so yeah it is definitely one of my favorites!
lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

Lilygirl said...

Super sweet card!! The crafty things I love most are my Gypsy, Cuttlebug and Expression. I would be so excited to win the Peachy Keen stamp set... I love them but do not own any yet. Thank you for the chance!! Hugs Colleen
laysig at

Patti Ross said...

Really really nice card. I think I need the Simply Charmed cart. I love my new gypsy!!!!

Patti Ross

Elaine said...

Super cute bugs Erika!
Love those PKS faces

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

*Star said...

Super cute card! I love everything about it!! My favorite things are my "E", PK Stamps, and my Cuttle Bug. Tfs and have a great day. :)

star24601 at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

Oh my!!! How SWEET!!! You did a AWESOME job!! I'm a new follower and just LOVE your blog!! My favorite thing.. other than Cricut, is my Gypsy.. then PKS, SARAH Stamps, Robyn.. The list goes on and on... Thanks for sharing!!


Minta's Creations said...

Super duper cute card..Love it!
My favorite things are. stamps, my cuttlebug, pop up dots..etc...
Thanks for the chance to win!

Glora said...

Awesome. Cute card and my favorite crafty things are my Cricut and my stamps :). me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Debbi said...

Cute card! I love the lady bugs.
I'm a follower already. One of my favorite things is Shimmer Mist. I love anything sparkly.

Trisha said...

I am a follower. Love your card with all the stitching and inking. I just got a Gypsy so right now that would be my favorite thing. Mostly, it makes everything easier. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Elaine said...

I have become a follower...I love your card and I too love dots. My favorite thing is my cricket but I enjoy learning new techniques. thankyou for sharing and a chance to win. My contact info is

scrapaholicjen said...

Love your card - those bugs are soooo cute! My favorite crafty things are my cricut, gypsy and cartridge library - I would be lost without them!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Erika
AWWW! Just too adorable! I love this card..
Another one of my favorite things is my new ATG gun, I have only had it a few weeks, but I love it!!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Lesley from WI said...

Oh my gosh this is way too cute! I love everything about it. My favorite things are my Cricut and I have Peachy Keen Critter faces which I love! (Oh and my Cuttlebug! :0)

flo's-a-scrapin said...

Love the dots and the bugs. My favourite thing would have to be my cricut machines I have an expression, an Imagine and a cake I love inking edges and bright colours and I most favourite is I love crafting with paper

Anna said...

Great card!!! Love those faces and stamps. I've been a follower. One of my favorite things would be my Cricut expression which I am just learning but loving. I also love my atg gun. Great giveaway!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Meagan said...

I love this!!! It's so cute!! My favorite crafty items are my Cricut and Stickles!! Thanks for sharing.


Josie0602 said...

This is such a cute card!! My favorite things list includes a lot of things of which my Peachy Keen stamps is pretty high on the list. I only have 3 sets but they are well used!
Thanks for the chance to win!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

AmyJRockstar said...

My list would be a mile long, but some of my favorite things are ribbon, paper especially, my Imagine and Gypsy, Stickles and my Cropadile and stamps of all kinds! Thanks for the giveaway!
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

Cute card, I like those bugs! PKS faces are at the top of my wish list. Near the top of favorite crafting things is my Cuttlebug and folders. Thank you for sharing your favorites with us.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I am a new follower, I just love your card!!! I think my favs are everything for scrapbooking but if I have to pick my Cricut of course then border punches!!!
Happy crafting!!
I have to keep hopping!!!

Sue said...

I just love your blog. These bugs are adorable!! One of my favorite things is my Give a Hoot cartridge. I love all the cute animals, there are so many things you can do with them!

suekimmet@gmail dot com

Leah's Card Designs. said...

I love your blog it's so cute. Love the bugs. I have wanted Peachy Keen Stamps for a long time. I haven't been able to get them yet...due to issues here at home. Hmmm, favorite crafting things. I have to say my Expression and my Gypsy. There's so many more, but hard to put a limit on them.


I would love to win the 1 1/8 set of of Peachy keen face stamps set.. Your card is so CUTE I love lady bugs
Rebecca Minor

Evelyn said...

Love your card. Peachy keen face stamps are just awesome. Some of my favorite craft items are my atg gun and my i-rock, I use them on every project.

evl14512 at

juelmarie said...

I just love your card!! Too cute - I love peachy keen stamps - Juelmarie Morgan,

mum of two said...

Love it Erika!! SO cute :) I am already a follower, and some of my favorite things: my Gypsy, my ATG, paper, CAC cartridge, my edge punches, ribbon and stickles. TFS


Tanya said...

Really cute! Some of my favorites are cuttlebug embossing folders, stickles/glitter glue, of course PK face stamps. (only have 1 set) but thats enough to win a person over :) Love the 4 legged friends cart too!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

what an adorable card.. so dang cute :-) thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win :-)

lostnwa98 at frontier. com

Chrisd said...

What sweet bugs. My favorite tools are the ATG gun and embossing folders. I am a newbie cricut Baby owner too!

Karen said...

Very the bugs!

Cassandra said...

What an adorable card :) I love my corner puncher and my atg gun.

missyb22 at hotmail dot com

Heather said...

LOVE this card! So cute! My cricut is my favorite thing!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Very cute card! Thank you for sharing!

Suzanne said...

I think my favorite thing is embossing - dry or heat!! And I love the Peachy Keen Stamps - I try to draw my own faces but they always end up looking angry at best!!

Lisa said...

SOooo stinking cute!! My favorite crafty things are my cricut, my gypsy and stickles!!!

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Sheree said...

Lots of cricutlove to you too Ericka! You made such a cute card! My favs are my cricut, stickles, bling and paper paper paper!

Michelle said...

Love the lady bug faces. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing and that's some great blog candy!!!

Michelle (mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com)

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your card is awesome. I love how you inked the edges. I love bling, Stickles, and my Cuttlebug. TFS and the chance to win!

Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista

Amee said...

So cute! I have the same "i love you" stamp! Infact its the reason I purchased that set from M's!!! How funny!! LOL

Anyway, my favorite thing has been my atg for adhesive and of course my cricut/gypsy for shapes! I have tons of favorites!!!


Lisa J said...

I have two favorite things to craft with and that's BLING and my Uniball white gel pen. Sparkle and stitching make the card lol. Love the love bugs on your card! Textured card stock makes the best cuts!


tjsgal at gmail dot com

Melissa Bell said...

Wow, I love your blog design! Very cute card and that's a great give away that you have! Thanks for a chance to win it. :) My contact is in my profile

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute! My favorite things are my bling, atg and expression! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

AmyWilliams said...

That's really cute! My favorite crafty thing is zig glue. TFS!

Kerry--Momma K said...

Cute card. I also love PKS and DCWV paper.

kerrysmith at rogers dot com

lovemypaper said...

Very cute card! love your new look!

SherriC. said...

cute card, Oh I really need to get this SC cartridge, I LOVE PK stamps .....TFS!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

Your card is super cute!! Love the colors and the peachy keen stamps!! My fave things are my cricut (of course), corner rounder, buttons, fabric and gel pens. Everytime I answer this question I add something LOL. TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Patti B said...

Love the Love bugs. Beside my cricut and gyspy I like to always add bling.

lebpab21408 at frontier dot com

Carol E. said...

What a super cute card. My favorite crafty things are my cricut and bling. Thanks for sharing
cjtj1999 at hotmail dot com

MLiss3 said...

Such a cute card. Love the PKS critter faces!
I love all things that have to do with my cricut. Love the Gypsy and I. Also love to stamp and use lots of bling. Trying some Smooch Inks and really liking those!
Thanks for the chance of awesome giveaway.

trepanierm at comcast dot net

alwayscharlie said...

How cute! You ladies are so darn creative!

pattyk said...

just became a follower . very pretty lady bugs(they are one fo my grandaughters fav things. I really like the PKS stamps but only have one set(please?) thanks

kathlee said...

Just love those those bugs and the faces..omg!! Just love Peachy Keen! TFS

Cathy said...

Erika I think I love polka dots too...or at least how they make your card look so adorable! This blog hop has sure got me looking around my craftroom at my favorite things...looking at the container full of stickles I think I will have to say they are moving closer to the top, all my cards seem to need just a spot of them. Great blog hop.
Cathy S

Kim. said...

Really cute card, love the ladybugs and the pretty papers. My favourite tool at the moment is my i-rock but I think that will change when my forst two sets of peachy keen stamps arrive hopefully this week.
kimthompson68 at sky dot com
Kim xXx

Dana said...

Very cute little bugs! It looks like I finally found someone who likes POLKA DOTS as much as I do! I think it is safe to say that we have the same things listed as favorites. I agree with everyone you listed.


Penny said...

Adorable card. Thanks for a great blog hop!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your card, my favorites things are my cricuts, my gypsy, my ATG and my gianormous craft room.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Angela R said...

Such an adorable card, I love those little buggies, thank you so much for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing candy!
New Blog: I love new friends, come check my blog out!

Luv 2 Create said...

Cute, cute card. I just thought of something that came out this past year that is such a fun addition to paper crafting and that is Wobbles. They add movement and great dimension to all those little critters that we all have been cutting out.

lanejoy1 said...

I just got my Cricut for Christmas and have to say it is my favortie crafting thing now. I have been making cards for about 8 yrs and love it more everyday. Thanks for sharing ideas with all of us.

Amy said...

Love the card!
amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

LOVE this card! I have got to get this cart. I would say a few of my favorite things are my gypsy, Sweet Treats cartridge, stickles, and my I-rock. Thanks for the chance to win!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

YOur card is awesome I just love it all.. I have to say there not much I don't love about my supplies but I really like paper TFS
The Scrapbooking Queen

dreenie said...

your card is so cute!!!!!!! my fave things are my atg,cuttlebug!!!!

Ola said...

What a cute card... I love it!!

I have so many favorites, I really love my Cricut... I do not have very many carts, but I still have fun!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

I would love to invite you to visit my new-ish blog.... I have a blog candy giveaway going on right now!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Angela said...

What a cute, cute, bug of a card!
I love anything that is creative!

Alex said...


the condes at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Super cute!
My favorite things are my cricut, gypsy and ATG!

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Amy said...

You're almost at 400 followers - 9 more after me and you're there! My favorite things include the polka dot embossing stencil, my Cricut, Gypsy, bling and ribbong. Oh, and Stickles. What I'd LOVE to be my newest favorite thing for 2011 is Peachy Keen stamps - I've wanted them for quite a while.

Reneeleeak said...

Your little bug card is adorable! I love their Peachy faces and the stitching on your card.
Thanks for sharing!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

CricutLvr!! said...

Your lit' bugs are just too cute! Very nice!!

cowbelleru said...

I have to agree. Peachy Keen Stamps are the best and I use them al of the time. TFS.