Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just Keep Swimming!

Hello Friends!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

I wanted to share a cute quick project I made today while I was playing around in my craft room! Once again I used my Favoritest {that is how my 6 year old says it} stamp set EVER!! K Andrews Splashtastic Summer!! If you haven't had a chance to see all the cute sentiments in this set you can check it out along with her other stamps HERE.

Ok so now on to my card! I made this little card for my best friends dad who needed a cute and funny pick me up! He has had a lot of ill health for the last 2 years including a stroke, he is a retired fire fighter and has gotten very depressed over all the things he used to do that he can't anymore. He is the sweetest man you would ever want to meet so loving and kind! Since he LOVES his little goldfish that his daughter {my best friend Ashley} bought him I thought this would be perfect!

I know the pic looks kinda blurry but it really isn't I used Vellum in front of the fish to make it look like it was inside the bowl! I have had the vellum forever and this is the first time I have used it!
 I was a little tricky but I like the way it came out! The sentiment was perfect for the card!

Materials used:
  • Create a critter cartridge
  • K Andrews Splashtastic summer set
  • PK medium critter faces
  • i rock
Super simple and cute! I hope he likes it!! I also wanted to remind you to join us for the Explosions Everywhere Blog hop that will be starting here 9 am EST!!  We have some incredible crafters joining us and one awesome Grand Prize sponsored by Scrapbook Steals!!

That includes
Bo Bunny Pattern Papers (new release this spring)
American Crafts Adhesive
My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad,
Stella and Rose
Prima Marketing Got Flowers bottles

I hope we will see you all there!! Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #8 Red, White and Blue!

Good morning everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

 It's defenitley summer here it was so hot here in San Antonio that we didn't even go outside all weekend we stayed in and played with our WII and PS3 lol. One thing when you think of summer is Fourth of July fireworks and RED, WHITE & BLUE,at least that is what I think of {but there will be no fireworks here this year cause of the drout :(} 

This week over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby we are having a Red, White and Blue Challenge! You can make ANY project with ANY theme as long as it has those 3 colors! Easy Peasy right! So get out your Cricuts, Gyspy's, stamps and of course paper and get creating! I can't wait to see what you all make!!  

For my project today I made this cute card that features my FAVORITE things I used during summer, MY FLIP FLOPS and there is a stamp from K Andrew's Splashtastic summer I just HAD to use!! Oh how I love them lol!! I went to Walmart last week and saw some cute patriotic ones and that is what I thought about when I made this!
Aren't those Faces aborable!! They go perfectly with the sentiments!
I could not find paper I wanted for the flip flops that I wanted sooo.
I used white cardstock and with Amy Chomas pens I put the blue stars!

The way I did this was on my gypsy I picked out my  flip flops then got a star from the george cart and made it the size I wanted it then I duplicated it and placed it around the flip flop cut. BEFORE I clicked cut, using the hide contour I took out the flip flops from the cut leaving only the stars. Put the pen in and Viola stars! Then I went back took off the stars unhide the flip flops and cut them out, perfect! I really loved the way it came out!!

Materials Used:
I am also entering this into:

I hope you will join us this week with your Red White and Blue projects!! Be sure to head on over to Scrapbookaholic By Abby for the link and prize info and to see what my awesome DT sistas created!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simply Sunday Penned Challenge!

Hello all!! I hope you are having a GREAT weekend!

Well it is Sunday, you know what that means  another Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky! 
This Sunday’s challenge was to use PENS any kind of pens on your projectso break out your pens any sort of pens.. gel pens.. anything and create!!

For my project I used some of Amy Chomas awesome pens in my Cricut!! I like that I can draw things out and color them in with my beloved Prisma Color Pencils!this is what I created!  Hope you like.. Have fun!!

I made this cute round card and with my gypsy added the word Sing and the music notes and drew them out with the pens on my cricut! Then I colored them in with my Prismas! I also did all the stiching with the pens!! They work awesome! I have never used them before but I will be using them more now!! 
 I added the Be Happy sentiment from my favorite stamp set EVER Splashtastic Summer!!!
If you haven't seen it yet you will love it you can take a look at them HERE!

Materials Used:
  • K Andrew Splashtastic Summer Stamp set
  • The Greeting Farm Chelse stamp
  • Irock
The prize this week is a set of these amazing pens all for yourself!!

Be sure to check out what my DT sistas made their projects are amazing!! I was blown away!! Thanks for stopping by see ya tomorrow!! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beach Party Blog Hop

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the Beach Pary Blog Hop!!

We are doing this hop to celebrate that the Summer/Beach days are here!!

Everyone today is sharing their summery projects, if you just visited the Totally Fabulous Erin @ Erin Lee Creative, then my friends you are in the right place! If you just happend to stop by my blog and want to start at the beggining you can by visiting our Awesome host Abby @ Scrapbookaholic by Abby so you won't miss one amazing creation!!

Oh and there is some awesome blog candy for this hop!! Whoo Hoo!!

*** Market Street Stamps "Punched Tin" background
*** Sakura (6pack Gelly Roll Glitter Pens)
*** Kich N Bleus Designs (Last Collection)
*** KaDoddle Bug Designs (Collection of Choice)

but in order to win you have to comment on all the blogs, she will be picking 3 people from each blog and putting them in a pile and choosing the winner from there!

Ok so on to my project!! I am really proud of this because not only is it an invitation for my one and only niece Tabitha's  2nd birthday, but it was my first attempt at making an explosion box!! Get ready for lots of pics lol!! Here we go!

This is the front of the box, she wanted very bright and summery colors but that are girly LOL she is so picky! I added a bottle cap to the tag with Beach Party image on it! The sentiment is from the Splashtastic Summer stamp set by K Andrew! It went perfectly!
This is a side view of the box the blue Hibiscus flowers are on 3 sides of the box, I measured the ribbon to fit snugly on the box and hot glued it together then added the bow on top so that the whole thing is removable and did not have to be retied after opening.
Here is the box without the ribbon, I used pop dots on
the flowers to give it more dimension
Ok now to the best part!! The open box! I wanted to use the cute
 Cheeky Beach stamp I just got from The Greeting Farm since she fit in with the theme! I also have all the flowers on pop dots I wanted them to stand out and I think that did it!
Close up of that cutie!!
I did the wording on my computer then printed it out on some cuts I made with my cricut {it took a few tries to get them just right! Notice how the color of the words match the paper, well I used some RGB codes that I had printed to use with my imagine to match the colors. The Aloha is also a stamp from the Splashtastic summer stamp set!
This is the middle layer I put the blue Hibiscus on all four sides
That is a close up of the Pink Hibiscus on the top layer of the invitation! I am using yet another stamp from the Splashtastic Summer set here! I added stitching everywhere LOL, it seemed so naked with out it! It took some time but I love how it came out!

Whew! I told you there were a lot of pics!! I am very happy with the way this turned out and I can't wait til my sister sees it! I have to make 20 of these little suckers for her party but I know I will have lots of fun doing it!!

Ok so for blog candy I am going to choose one person to pick 1 item  from my ETSY shop just for leaving a comment! I will announce the winner Monday!

Time to get your hop on!! Next Super cool person you will be visiting is Emily @ Create Serendipity!!  Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop can't wait to read all your sweet comments they really brighten my day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hello everyone! I am sorry I was super busy yesterday and didnt get to post this!!

Here are the winners!

From the Getting Cricky Blog hop

#16Blogger Christina said...
How super cute!!! Love all the bright cherry color!! TFS
And the winner from my K Andrew Week is
cute!! Love the sentiment you used!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Thank You so much for all your sweet comments and for your support for Kristal and her new line of stamps!!

Please email me ASAP so I can order the stamp set you would like!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Getting Cricky-Simply Sunday Challenge

Hello and Happy Father's day to all those awesome dad's out there!!

Well today is Simply Sunday Challenge day over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew the theme  this week is :

Face It! Using faces in your projects (stamped, hand drawn, diecut, etc), so you know what that means!! I get to use my favorite things ever Peachy Keen Stamps!! Break out your peachies or hand draw some cute faces and join in!

I had so much fun with this challenge and since I love all my  PK stamps and I cause I got to use my new K Andrew Designs Splashtastic Summer Stamps!! I got to say I think these are my favorite {but I say that with each set lol}!
Ok so now on to my cards........
Here are close ups of the cards and the outside flaps
Wishing you..Buckets of fun

Be Happy..Have a ball

Stopping by to say..Shine on
I made all three the same on the inside of the card

I designed these cards on my gypsy they are a little different from the cards I usually make
I could not decide on one sentiment from this stamp set hehe, so I used 3 for each set. the top part flips open and there is another sentiment underneath then one on the inside. I had lots of fun making these cards I can keep going.. In fact I am making more as we speak haha!

Materials used:
  • K Andrew Designs- Splashtastic Summer Stamp set
  • Simply charmed cartridge
  • Camping critters cart {card base then welded a flap onto the card}
  • PK Wided eyed kids face assortment
  • PK Happy lashes face assortment
  • Paper Stack from walmart
  • Kraft Cardstock {Joann's}
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll pen & Orange Glitter pen
  • Orange momento ink pad
  •  I rock
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have an awesome day with all your dad's and I hope you will   join us this week for this fun challenge! Don't forget to stop by K Andrew's Blog to see what awesome creations my DT sistas made!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting Cricky With it Blog Hop

Hello I can’t believe it is finally here!! Are you as excited as I am??!!

This is the first ever Getting Cricky with it Blog Hop and Ustream in 1 hour!! I, along with my DT sisters have been anxiously awaiting this day!! All of us will be showcasing K Andrew Design stamps, if you haven’t seen them yet they are adorable and you can preview them @ Getting Cricky with K Andrew, she is donating $1.00 from each of her stamps to a different charity, so you can get adorable stamps and be helping a good cause!

Ok so if you came from Creations with Becka’s  fabulous blog, well then you are in the right place. If you just came upon my blog and want to start at the beginning to see all the AWESOME projects and not to mention yummy candy, start at the beginning HERE!!

Now on to my Project for the hop!! Well I knew exactly what I wanted to make for today, but the hard part was getting what I had in my head into real life LOL. Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE Apples {probably due to my obsession with the Beatles lol} My Kitchen is full of Apples and I wanted to make Fridge magnets that matched my d├ęcor.
Sooo this is what I came up with……..
A Set of Magnets
Ok to make these  I had my hubby cut 4 pieces of wood 3 in h X 4 in w, then 4 small pieces of wood 2 in x 2 in {for the tabs} Then I modge podged the paper on to the wood and  cut out different apple images I used K Andrews stamps to circle around the images with her Food For Thought Stamp Set.I topped the whole thing off with 3D crystal lacquer

Here are some close ups of them..
A –peel- ing
Smile! Fun!

Sweet as Pie!

and The Best

Materials Used:
  • K Andrew Food For Thought set
  • PK Wided Eyed kids assortment
  • PK Princess Face Assortment
  • PK Happy Lashes Assortment
  • PK Boy Mates Assortment
  • 4 pieces of 4 X 3 in wood and 4  2 x2 in
  • Preserves cart
  • simply charmed cart
  • smiley cards cart
  • paper DCWV
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen
  • chalk
  • modge podge
  • 3d crystal lacquer
I love this stamp set!! I love that you can mix and match sentiments to come up with new phrases!

So want a set for yourself?? I am giving away this set of stamps Food For thought!!
To win all you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment I will pick a winner Monday!
Ok Friends it is time to get your hop on to the next Awesome blog, which is Becky @ Squirly Girl  Creations!

** Don't forget that our Ustream is in 1 HOUR, there will be some prizes and fun and 2 more stamps sets to see! Come join us! Hope to see you all there!**

K Andrew week and giveaway day 5!!

Happy Happy Friday Morning!! Are you ready?? I know I am and I am sooo super excited cause...
Tonight is the Getting Cricky with It Blog hop, and to kick this hop off, we are having a USTREAM at Kristal's Channel: Getting Cricky. Just click HERE to join us. Ustream starts at 6pm PST 7pm MST, 8pm CST, and 9pm EST).

 Then don't forget to come back here for our blog hop! 

 Dont forget to comment on all the posts this week for your chance to win a set of your choice!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

K Andrew Week and Giveaway Day 4!!

Hey there blog world!! I hope you are all having a great week!! {** update the baby is still feeling sick but he ate breakfast today so that is a good sign!**}

 Soooo is everyone ready for tomorrow!!??!! I am WHOO HOO! It is going to be so much fun and I hope to see you all there!! There is gonna be tons of projects and yummy Candy!!
For today's project I wanted to make something other than a card to show you different things you can make with these stamps! I gotta tell you I love the way these came out! The stamps are the perfect size!
 As you now I have become obsessed with making bottle cap jewelry and trinkets! So it was just a matter of time before I tried stamping on them lol and I super excited that I got to try it with these stamps!!
This first necklace is a cute  sock monkey holding a cupcake and the stamp I used says YUM!!
Here is a close up of the charm as you can see the stamp fit perfectly I did curve it.
This second necklace is another cute sock monkey this time in pink and holding an ice cream cone
Here is a close up on this charm

Aren't they cute!! I am so happy with the way they came out!! EEEK!! Don't forget to leave a comment everyday this week for a chance to win one of these super cute stamp sets of your choice!! 

For today I would like to know which set you would like if you won!!

Ok that is all for today! Don't forget to stop by Kristal's blog to see what she created today as well as my DT sisters!! Thanks for stopping by have a great day!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

K Andrew Week and Giveaway Day 3!!

Hi Everyone!! I am so sorry that I am late today!! My baby boy was sick last night and this morning I had to take him  to the doctor :( Not fun!!

Today is 3 of my K Andrew stamp week!! All this is leading up to our Big Ustream and Blog Hop starting Friday!!

I am so excited and can't wait!! I hope you all are getting excited too, we have some awesome inspiration and not to mention blog candy!! Whoo Hooo!!

Ok for my project today I made this cute cute Fry your best card! I really wish I had these stamps in March, because my daughter had a big test to take in order to pass to the 6th grade its called the TAKS test. They have to pass it in 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade in order to move on to the next grade REGAURDLESS if they are A students like my daughter!! You can't gradute high school without passing it either! Well it has all the kids stressed out and I would have loved to make this card for her on the big test day!!

I am also entering this card into the Peachy Keen's Sketch Challenge #54
This is the sketch we have to follow

Here is a side view I used pop dots to make the fries and sentiment stand out
and here is the inside

Materials used:
  • K Andrew Designs Food For Thought Stamp Set
  • PKS Happy Lashes Face Assorment
  • Gypsy/cricut
  • gypsy wanderings, George cart {made the fry box by putting different shapes together and welding}
  • paper from Kates kitchen and imagine
  • red and white jelly roll pen
I Love this stamp set!! I hope you have been enjoying the previews so far!! Join me again tomorrow for day 4! Remember I will be picking 1 winner from one of these posts so be sure to comment everyday! You can also visit K Andrews blog to see what awesome creations and candy she has along with my DT sisters!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Jewelry available in my ETSY shop

**Are you looking for Day 2 of my K Andrew designs giveaway click HERE**

Hi there!! Just a quick post I want to share with you a new item that is in my ETSY shop!!

As you all know I have began to create my own jewelry other little trinkets. Well I am very proud of myself today cause I made my very first bracelet!!

Yup!! I did that!! The little strawberry charm is metal then I added resin beads all around the bracelet! I know it is hard to see from the pics but the beads have a beautiful metal flower on top of them that matches the strawberry! I finished it with a small made with love charm on the clasp.Here it is packaged
This braclet fits an adult but will also fit a 10 or 11 year old too!! I made it so you can
adjust the size to fit! I can also make them smaller to fit your little princess!!
I am working on some in different colors and with different charms so look for those soon!! If you are interested in buying this one or want one in another color email me and I will make it for you!!

The link to my shop is on my sidebar if you are interested!! Thanks for looking !!Have a great evening!!

K Andrew Week and Giveaway Day 2!!

Hello and goodmorning Crafty people!! 

Today is day two of my K Andrew week!! If you didn't get a chance to see yesterday's post you can HERE. I will be picking a winner from one of the posts on Saturday so be sure to comment on each day!!

For my project today I decided to make some mini cards. These would go great tied to a little box with baked sweets as a gift or just stuck in your kiddos lunch box with a little sweet treat lol!!
Ok tell me these little girls arent the cutest little things you have ever seen!!
Here is a closeup of the Loving you card.
{oops my mcdonald's cup is in the background, love that tea}
This is a greeting farm stamp but I used two stamps to create her! I am entering this card in the FFF Body Snatchers Challenge,I used Flutter Anya's head and Flirty Anya's body.
Here is the inside of the card
Here is a close up of the Sprinkled with card
Look at that adorable Material girl lol!!
and the inside of this card

Materials used:
  • K Andrew Food For Thought stamp set
  • Greeting farm stamps {Flirty Anya, Flutter Anya, & 80's Anya}
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • walmart is from walmart
  • white sakura gelly roll pen
  • joylees 3d stickers { ice cream & cupcake}
  • i rock
  • prismacolor pencils
  • ribbon from michaels
I hope you like my little cards! I love reading all your sweet comments thank you so much for all your support! Remember the winner will get a stamp set of their choice if you haven't seen K Andrew's awesome stamps you can see them by clicking HERE.  Thank you for stopping by have a great day!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

K Andrew Week and Giveaway Day 1!!

**If you are looking for my Scrapbookaholic DT Post click HERE**

Ok my bloggy friends!! Today is day one of my K Andrew stamp week! I will be posting a project using her Food For Thought set everyday leading up to our big Ustream/blog hop on Friday!!

Not only am I going to show you these awesome stamps but one person will win a set of their choice just for commenting everyday!! If you haven't seen these amazingly cute stamps hop on over to her blog to take a look HERE!!

Ok so now on to my project for today!! When I got my stamp set I knew right away that I needed to make a card with this sentiment cause it was just too cute!! I tell my nieceTabby all the time that I just want to SQUEEZE her {she is 2 and tells me no and runs away lol} so I made this card just for her!!!
Here is a close up of that adorable little orange!!
and a close of of the sentiment

These stamp so clean and crisp I love them I told Kristal that I sat there and stamped every single one on a white sheet of paper and my hubby came in and looked at me like I was weird LOL!! I love the way they stamp!!

Materials used:
  • K Andrew Food For Thought stamp set
  • Preserves cart {ORANGE}
  • sugar and spice cart {round tag}
  • PK happy lashes face assortment
  • A2 Size card
  • i rock
  • we are memory keepers paper
  • sakura gelly roll glitter pen and white pen
  • chalk for cheeks
Ok that is all for today!! Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a set of your choice! I will be picking the winner on Saturday!! Hope to see you all back tomorrow!