Saturday, July 30, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to Sandra's Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop! 

If you are coming from the Amazing Abby @ Scrapbookaholic by Abby then yup you are in the right place!! If you just popped in to my blog , you don't want to miss a single awesome project, you can start at the beginning with our Amazing host and Birthday Girl Sandra @ 365 days of Cricut! Sandra has some cool prizes so be sure to comment on on blogs to qualify!

Ok so now on to my project! My Beautiful Niece Tabby just turned 2 and is having her birthday Party tomorrow so I made this cute gift bag and tag for her present!
Isn't it so Pretty and Pink haha!
The tag is the main feature of the bag it guessed it a Shaker!
I think she will like it! When I was little I used to catch butterflies and I would always throw little flowers in the jar, so that is what I did here! The little flowers that are sitting at thebottom are charms.
This took a little thought to figure out how to make it a shaker but I am really happy with the way it turned out! She is super girly so I know this was perfect for her! You can't see it in the Pic but I added stickles to the butterflies to make them sparkle!

Materials used:
  • Gypsy
  • Kates Abc's Cartridge
  • Preserves {tag}
  • K Andrew Design Positive Thoughts stamp set
  • gelly roll pen
  • Paper is from K&Companys Valentines stack
I dont have any blog candy for today, I have reached my limit for the month hehe hubby cut me off LOL, but I still have a giveaway going on for those that grab my blinkie so all those that leave a comment here will be entered too! I am giving away one Greeting Farm Stamp of your choice!

Time to hop on to the next fabulous blog which is Mel@ Scrappy Mel! Thanks for  joining us have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Winner of the Operation Owl Blog Hop!

Hi Crafty Friends!! I hope you all have had a great week so far! I know I have! I am soo excited to see so many people have entered in my Shake your Card Challenge every single card is AMAZING!

Ok so I dont have a project today but, I did get some questions asking how the shelf that my hubby made me hangs since it is so heavy
{click HERE to see the original post}.
My hubby is a genious hehe and crafted it to hang.Here it is up on my wall! The hardware that he used will hold 200 lbs  in sheetrock so you can hang it in ANY space you have on your wall and even though it hold a lot of paper you dont need a whole lot of space to hang it up since it only measures 14 inches wide!
The harware needed to hang the shelf up would be included and it is really easy to hang! Doesn't it look awesome!?! I LOVE it and it makes finding my paper so much easier!
If you are interested in buying one email me  for more info or go to my ETSY shop!

OK so now on to the winner of 2 Greeting Farm stamps from the Operation Owl Hop is....
#15 Sunshine HoneyBee said...
Ok, blogger gave me an error so here's to try #2. I'm a follower of both you & Kristal's blog. Have had Kristal's blinkie on my blog sidebar for some time & have added yours now. Wonderful Owl theme. My daughter likes Owls so I may be borrowing ideas from these.

Congrats Melissa!! Email me with your addy so I can get your prize out to you!

I am so excited about some up coming things I have in the works and can't wait to share it with you all! Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Anything Summer!!

 This is my second post for today if you are looking for Digi Monday click HERE!

Today is DT and Challenge Day over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby! Whoo Hoo! This Challenge's theme is ANYTHIG SUMMER! Super simple!

For my Project today I have made another Shaker Card {hehe I warned you in my video}! These are so fun I love making them! I made this one for a birthday Party for a little boy and I think it came out cute!I am also entering this card into
Mojo Mondays Critter Challenge!
Sorry couldn't get great pics of this card.
I used clear beads on this one cause I wanted it to look like bubbles since he is under water lol.

Materials Used:
  • Create a Critter Cartridge
  • Peachy Keen Boy Mates Face Assortment
  • George Cartridge { for card base and circle frame}
  • Paper is from Color Bok at walmart
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen {white and glitter blue}
  • Irock
  • Clear Plastic for shaker Frame
  • small beads
I have a tutorial and challenge HERE if you would like to make a Shaker Card! I am giving away some really awesome prizes including a Scrap N Easel!! Ok so that is all for now! Be sure to visit Scrapbookaholic by Abby to link up your summer project! I can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Operation Owl Blog Hop

**Welcome to the "Operation Owl" Blog Hop**

Today the Getting Cricky design team and some special guests are coming to you for a special blog hop "thanking" Kristal for all she has done for us.  We will each be featuring special "Thank You" card to be mailed to Kristal. She has been so kind, generous and enouraging to all of us and we all wanted to show her just how much we appreciate her!! You can all join in and send a card to her as well by going back to the beginning HERE.

Ok so if you are coming from Rebecca @ Crafting Misfit then you are in the right place! If you just stubled upon this hop and want to start from the beginning click HERE to visit Brenda's Blog, you dont want to miss a single awesome project!
We have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!!  
Amy Chomas has graciously donated a mini gel pen set and holder
as our grand prize and some of the ladies have also added to the pot (surprise package).
You must go to each blog and leave a comment to qualify for the grand prize. Brenda will be picking one lucky winner on Wednesday, July 27th. So make sure to go back here and see if you won.

Ok so now on to my Very Special Card for Kristal.
I wanted to make a card for her that would be unique
but incoperate things that remind me of her.
Does that TV and owl look Familiar hehe?
Here it is open, it is a Wiper Shaker Card!
So did you figure out where you have seen this owl in the TV?
It is on Kristal's blog that links to her Ustream Channel!! I tried to get the colors as close as possible to the one on her blog! 
All the sentiments are from K Andrew's Amazing You set!

So for my blog Candy today for everyone that  grabs my Blinkie will be entered to win 2 Greeting Farm stamps of their choice!
Just leave me a comment saying you did!

Ok so this is your last stop on the Hop Be sure to go back to Brenda's Blog to let her know you visited all the blogs on the hop to be eligable to win the Grand Prize! Thank you all for joinging us to Thank Kristal for being Generous, Inspiring, So Sweet!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Shake Shake Shake!! Shake your Card!

Hello and Good Friday morning all my blog buddies! Get ready this is loaded with info lol!

First of all I would like to say thank you to those of you that entered my little wiper card challenge! It was a spur of the moment thing and turned out great, so guess what!!??!! I decided to have a challenge every two weeks!  I will be having a tutorial and a challenge every other friday starting TODAY  and today I have TWO FABULOUS guest designers Zeni from Scrappy Zeni and Raven from Love 4 Stamps!!

I am also super excited because my new blog is finished and I couldn't be happier with it! Madeline is so awesome! So to celebrate my new blog and the "start" of my challenges I have a HUGE giveway for you all by a fabulous sponsor ContainYa Crafts is giving me a Scrap N Easel to give to one of you!!
 How can you win one of these you ask!? Well by entering my challenges of course hehe!! Anyone who enters my challenges from today until August 26th will be eligable to win! I will pick a random challenge and take a winner from there, the more you enter the better your chances of winning!! I also have some really cool prizes for the winners of each challenge!

Speaking of winners, the winner from the Wiper Card Challenge is...
#4 Kelly from Kelly's Crafy Life!! {shoot me an email for your stamps}

*The prize for this challenge is Pink By Design "Go Green" stamp set *
  Leave a comment on my guest designers blogs to win a $10 gift certificate to Peachy Keen{just come back and tell me you left them a comment!}

Ok so today's challenge is Shake your Card make a Shaker card!
Here my card! I had so much fun making it
 I am entering it into Lets Face it Friday's So PunnyChallenge 

Check out my video to see how I made it!

 Now its time to see what my AWESOME Guest designers came up with for this challenge!
Ok how adorable is this card!? I just love the little stamped image!
Isn't this Shaker Bookmark a cool idea!
Didn't they do an awesome job! Dont forget to comment on their blogs and come back to tell me you did for a chance to win a PK Gift Certificate!

Ok I can't wait to she how you Shake Shake your Card!! You have until August 5th to link up!  Thanks for stopping by have a great day!  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crafty Sprouts!

Good morning all my Bloggy Friends are you thinking you are on the wrong blog lol nope Cricutlove is now Crafty Sprouts!
I am jumping up and down with joy because I LOVE IT! Madeline from the Shabby Vanity WOWED me once again with her awesomness everything is EXACTLY how I pictured it in my head! She is still working on my blinkie but as soon as it is done be sure to come back and grab it ;) cause if you do and leave a comment telling me you did you will be entered to win a stamp of your choice from The Greeting Farm! { you have until August 4th to enter I will announce the winner on August 5th}

Also you still have time to enter my wiper card challenge I will announce the winner on Friday along with  a new challenge and a AWESOME giveaway to celebrate my new blog! You dont want to miss out!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happiest little crafterEVER!!

Good morning Crafty Friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! I did and guess why I am the happiest little crafter ever......

1. My new blog is almost ready and it looks super cute I couldn't be happier
2. I have some super cool announcements coming up {including a SUPER giveway for you all}
3. Last but certainly NOT least Hubby finished my paper stacker!!!!! YAY!

My sweet hubby is very invoved with my crafting and has several "blue prints" for things for him to make me that will make my crafting easier, this was the first on the list. get ready for lots of pics lol!
 Didn't hubby do an awesome job!?!! He is in the process of making me a second one for my patterened paper :) The great thing about this shelf is that it is fairly small but gives me plenty of room for my paper and it goes hanging on the wall. {I took the pics before he hung it lol I didn't want to wait} It measures 20 inches high and 12.5 inches wide the 12 x12 paper fits perfectly and the little notch he cut out on each shelf makes grabbing the paper so much easier! I am just starting to add my paper in there but I did put a paper stack that has 150 sheets and it fit perfecly so that means each of the 10 shelves holds about 150 sheets!

I am going to add this to my ETSY shop {for preorders} anyone that maybe interested in one feel free to email me for more info! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!!

I also wanted to add that I found a super blog that is having a Fab blogaversary giveaway! Mellissa from Creating from the heart. Go check it out to see how you can win!

Friday, July 15, 2011

SO Sweet!

Happy Friday everyone!! I have had a long and crazy week! I have been taking care of my neice Tabby who is just 1 month older than my son so I have 2 two year olds running around my house along with my four other kids. Can you say EXAHUSTING lol! We have had fun though swimming in the little pool I got them and blowing the new colorful bubbles { I think I liked those more than the kids haha}.
I managed to get a little crafting done yesterday afternoon while the kids were napping! I needed to craft! SO I made this cute little card. I designed it in my gypsy I love how it came out! I used my Amazing you stamp set by K Andrew Designs I love them!
This is the card opened up as you can see the popsicle is on the inside of the card and the front is cut out around it. This is such a fun card!
close up of the inside of the card that is one cute popsicle!
Materials used:
  • K Andrew Amazing you stamp set
  • Peachy Keen Happy Lashes face set
  • Simply charmed cartridge
  • George Cartridge
  • Sakura white and glitter orange gelly roll pen
  • K&Company valentines paper stack
  • momento ink in Tangelo
I am entering this card into a few challenges too:

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #56 to use this sketch

Tacky Tuesday Challenge #8 To use a "Cool Treat" and the word sweet on your card

Let's Face it Friday Plentiful patterns To use patterns on our projects and PK faces

Crazy 4 Challenges Make a summer themed card

I have not entered so many challenges in a long time lol, speaking of challenges, I decided to leave the linky open for one more week for my Wiper card challenge! That gives you plenty more time to make one and link up for a chance to win K Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts Stamp set! SO come on crafty friends join in!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Some changes coming up!!

Hello everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was so so but hey not everyday can be perfect right!!

I just wanted to share with yall a few things :) First my blog is in the process of getting a make over! Yay!! When I started this blog my ONLY crafty tool was the cricut hence the name lol, but since starting my blog I have grown so much and now use so many different crafty things that I think the name just doesn't fit anymore. So Be looking out in the next few days for a totally new blog look and name!! I just got some previews from Madeline at the Shabby Vanity and all I got to say is TOTAL CUTENESS!! I can't wait til it is all done!!

Also I have seen such a great response to my wiper card tutorial I have not had so many page views on one post ever!! I just want to remind everyone if you make a wiper card you have until Thursday to link up for a chance to win a set of K Andrews stamp sets {Positive Thoughts}!! So if you are thinking about making one now is the perfect time, hey some free stamps lol!

Ok that is all for now my sweet crafty friends! Have a wonderful night and I will see you tomorrow!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Birthday Wiper Card

Hi everyone! Aren't you so glad it is Friday!!??!! I can't wait for the weekend my hubby is in the process of making me some cool paper shelves for my scraparea!! I am so excited and as soon as he is finished I will share them with you all!

Ok so today I have another wiper card { I know I know} I am addicted! They are so fun and simple to make! If you haven't had a chance to see my video tutorial check it out HERE.
 I am having a little giveaway for those that link up their wiper cards, a set of K Andrews Positive Thoughts stamp sets! I really love that set it has so many uses

I made this card for my one and only Nephew Jeremiah who is turning 5 today! I remember the first time I saw him right when he was born. He was so beautiful and I fell in love with him, he loves music and has a guitar and a key board and loves to sing! So I when I saw the Jude stamp From Simply Betty I knew that I wanted to make Jeremiah a card using that stamp!
here is it opened

Isnt he adorable? I gotta tell ya I am really loving this new line from Simply Betty I already have 3 of them! I am thinking I need the 3 others lol!

Materials used:
  • Jude from Jude and the Rockers- Simply Betty Stamps
  • DCWV tech paper stack
  • gelly roll pen in black and white
Thanks for stopping by have a Great evening!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wiper Card Tutorial

Hello Crafty friends!! I was soo happy when I read all your sweet comments about my first video! I was so nervous that no one would watch or comment lol! It is nice to have so much support!!

I hope to get the hang of making videos so bare with me while I find my niche!! I LOVED my wiper card so much I decided to make another and guess what!!?!! I made a little tutorial video to go with it!! YAY!
 I am also entering it into these challenges:
The Simply Betty Challenge- Anything for a Kid {its my first SB challenge} Inspirational Challenge 
 Scrapalicious USA's Challenge#10 Use Turquois in your project

Here is my card! I am loving the new line of Simply Betty Stamps- Jude and the Rockers, I also used K Andrews Positive Thoughts and Splashtastic Summer stamp sets!
and here is my video
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and please leave me a comment with your thoughts on it!
I would also LOVE to see your wiper cards so I am going to  add a linky
And I will be giving away a set of  KAndrew's Positive thoughts stamp sets!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Winners Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop!!

Good morning out there in the blog world!  I am so sorry for not posting this last night I got distracted with my video lol!

First of all I would like to say THANK YOU so much for joining us and all your sweet comments! Zeni and I were so excited to see that the hop was such a success! I see that I have some new followers..HI! I hope you will come back from time to time to visit!

Ok I have made you wait long enough lol

The winner of the Greeting farm stamp from me is............

Carley  she said...
OH MY WORD!!!! ERIKA!!! Yes that is in all caps becauseI am screaming at the computer! I am such a TWIHARD I mean I have been to all of the midnight showings excpet one and I have held my tickets for months in advance and stood in line for 3-4 hours. Yes I am a total dork! I even made t shirts for the last one! I have to make one of these I need to find out how to make one of these boxes I have never made one before! I am still in awe I have got to make this! I love it!

The Grand Prize winner is.......

ScrapinShana she said...
OMG, when I saw that apple, I was hoping it would be Twilight related!! OMG!! Your friend is going to LOVE it! Awesome job! I'm gonna have to totally steal this idea...
* please email me by with your addy so we can get your prizes out to you ASAP*

It was quite a task to pick 3 from each blog and picking a  winner that commented on all blogs lol! I am so glad that you all enjoyed the boxes everyone did a wonderful job! Thank you once again from Me and Zeni to all the wonderful ladies that joined us and all you hoppers!! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My first video/ Wiper card!

Hello Friends! I am soo excited! I made my first video!! I was nervous and you can tell in the video lol! I have to figure out how to get music and all that in the beginning of the video like I have seen on other blogs, but you gotta start somewhere!  I hope you like it and I didn't ramble too much!

Didn't you love my crafting hair lol everytime I am going to craft I put my hair like that and hubby says It is about that time right lol!! Well let me know what you think about my video!

Whimsy is essential- wiper card

Hello everyone!! I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! I know I did it was great heading out to the river with my family..good times!!

Yesterday I had to get back to doing what I love the most...CRAFTING!! I wanted to make something different from a regular A2 card so this is what I came up with!

I got this cute stamp from The Greeting Farm on Friday and was sooo bummed that I couldn't color her right away! This little cutie is Elena from the wildsprouts! You may notice that she has two different faces, well I stamped two images with her and a Chelsea image for the second face.  I wanted to have two photos and I think they turned out soo cute!!
The sentiments are from K Andrews Positive thoughts stamp set and food for thought set. I have never used so many stamps on one card lol but I had so much fun making it!

Here is the card opened up
This is a wiper card and the little tag up top folds down when you fold in the sides and pops out when you pull the sides out! I love love love this card so get ready for LOTS more of them lol!! I also loved the idea of putting this cute character in a polaroid I made it in my gypsy and cut three of them before I got the perfect size! Dont Kristals stamps go perfect!!
Another view of the pop out part
I made a little polaroid to fit the sentiment inside
Close up of the Miss Elena posing for the camera! 
I was so happy with the way this looked I have 12 more polaroids cut out hehe waiting forGreeting Farm stamps!
This is how it looks as you are closing the card
Side view of the card closing I really need to start making videos it is soo much easier to show you on a video how this opens and closes! What do you think?

Materials used:
  • Greeting Farm- Elena and Chelsea stamps
  • K Andrew Food for thought and Positive thoughts stamps
  • gypsy/cricut
  • i rock
  • prismacolor  pencils
  • momento ink in Rose bud
  • paper K&Company valentines stack
What do you think about me making videos?? Would you like to see them? I would love to hear you thoughts! Thank you so much for  visiting me today, Comeback later this evening I will announce the winners from the Explosions everywhere blog hop!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop

Good morning all my fellow crafters! I hope you are having a great start to your 4th of July weekend! 

Welcome to the Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop hosted by Me {hehe} and the amazing Zeni! I am busting at the seams excited and can't wait for all you hoppers to check out the amazing creations! Ok so if you are starting here..yup you are in the right place! If you happen to get lost along the way here is our amazing Lineup, you don't want to miss a single creation!

Did I mention the AWESOME grand prize for one of you lucky hoppers!! Scrapbook Steals graciously sponsored us with this.......drum roll......!!
A crafty basket of goodies including:
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

Plus Kich N Bleus is also giving the winner a set of their awesome digis!!
In order to qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on every blog. 3 random names will be chosen from each blog and then placed in a pull for the grand prize. Easy Peasy Right!!

Ok now on to my Explosion Box!! I decided to make a birthday box for my BFF Ashley her birthday is next week and I got her a gift card {she is hard to shop for lol} I didn't just want to hand her a gift card so this is what I came up with!
Happy Birthday form Forks, WA?? I live in San Antonio lol
Here is the box opened up....
AHH makes sense now lol! My friend is a die hard twilight fan a Twihard!
I knew she would just Flip over this! I used her favorite characters from the movie!
 Alice, Edward, Jacob, and her so called future Hubby Jasper! I made a little pop up gift card holder to go in the middle {I just noticed I put the card backwards lol its late!}
Here are close ups of all the characters
First is Edward
Jasper {AKA Future Hubby}
and finally Alice
I also added on the second layer, each of the four books

How do you like my Twilight Explosion Box? I can't wait to give it to her! It was a lot of work but totally worth it! I am so happy with it! Those Greeting Farm stamps are too cute!

I have a little candy of my own to give one of you! Want a Greeting Farm stamp all of your own?! Well I am giving away 1 stamp of your choice from the greeting farm, just leave a comment,I would love for you to follow me if you would like but it is  not a requirement!

Ok My Bloggy Friends it is time for you to hop on over to the next blog, which is my fabulous co-host Zeni@ Scrappy Zeni and check out what awesomeness she has created! Thanks for stopping by and have an AWESOME weekend!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Enjoy the Summer


OOOH I am so ready for this 3 day weekend! Not only is the super fun Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop happening starting RIGHT HERE, but we are going to lake with family that is always super fun!!

I wanted to share with you a cute little project I made for my Aunt to give to the kids in her summer program, she is a teacher and is working this summer for the summer recreation program and this is the end of the first 2 weeks she LOVES the kids and wanted to give them a little something to show them!

I made these little guys to go on goodie bags she made them..{I made 35 of them lol}
but since they are soo super simple it didn't take me more than an hour to make them all!
I used real popsicle sticks on the card to give it more character.
I,er my kids, {dont judge me it is hot here lol}, had jut finished a box of creamsicles and
 I saved all the sticks never know when you might need things like that!! Each stick has the blue bell image on both ends so I just cut it in half and used one stick for two cards!
Here are the insides, since I LOVE creamsicles I thought I would make these like the real ones! The sentiment is from Splashtastic Summer! Love the way they look!
Close up of the inside
look at those cute faces!!!
Materials used

  • Simply Charmed Cart
  • popsicle sticks
  • Splashtastic Summer stamp set
  • PK- Wide Eyed face assortment
  • Pk- Princess Face Assortment
  • Pk- Happy Lashes face assortment
  • PK- Happy new Year Face assortment
Dont forget to join us for Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop tomorrow! Have you seen the amazing lineup of super Talented Crafters that will be joining us!? Well let me show you!!

I am soo excited to have these amazing women join me and Zeni!! Did I mention the AWESOME grand prize for one of you lucky hoppers!! Scrapbook Steals graciously sponsored us with this.......drum roll......
Plus Kich N Bleus is also giving the winner a set of their awesome digis!!