Friday, September 30, 2011

Red and Black & Slimey Green!!

Hello Bloggy Peeps! I can' t believe it is Friday already, it seems like the week just flew by, soon it will be Halloween and then Christmas! Where does the time go!?Any who today is DT day and another fun challenge for you! 
This time we have a color  Challenge, Red and Black & Slimey Green ! 
Now those of you that are Nightmare before Christmas Fans will know that is a lyric from the song "This is Halloween" in the beginning of the movie! You don't have to use all 3 colors but you must use at LEAST 2 of them! It can be ANY theme!! This should be FUN!! 

So do you want to know what you can win?? Well the fabulous shop that I bought my awesome vinyl from is sponsoring this challenge with, are you ready for this, one lucky person will win a sample pack of ALL 25 of the colors of vinyl from  Signs by Design!
Let me tell you I just LOVE this vinyl! It is thick and very good quality and the colors are beautiful and vibrant, and it is not expensive!  I am hooked on it hehe, you will love it! You can visit their online store HERE

Speaking of prizes! The winner from our "Getting Sketchy with it" Challenge is..
#10Scrappin Dhilly
Congrats you won a 4x6 set of your choice from the GF!! Be sure to email me ASAP with your choice and addy so they can send that out to you!

Now on to the projects for today! 
For my project I decided to share one of many (11 to  be exact) Halloween buckets I am making for my kids and nieces and nephews to use for trick or treating! I got these cute little glow in the dark buckets from the dollar tree. I got to work with my cricut, gypsy and some vinyl and this is what I came up with!!
 Here is the back of the bucket as you can see the spiders go all the way around! Dont they look creepy with those red eyes! I wish I could get a pic of how they  look glowing!
 This is the little card I attached to the bucket Dont you just love that Crinkle Ribbon! My Guest Julie has opened up a shop selling it, she has some Beautiful colors to choose from! You can visit her shop HERE. I am going to add some little goodies inside for them too!
 This is the inside of the little card,that way everyone will know which bucket belongs to who lol you know kids! I used the To: and From: stamps from my "Have a Cool Yule" set and the rest are from "Totally Witchin". 
What do you think? Super simple but cute and a lot of fun to make, I dont know what took me so long to try out vinyl( I also had a video for you but I dont know what happened, it got corrupted so I have to do it over, be sure to come back for it later today or tomorrow)! 
I also made a cute little card using Ali from Simply Betty Stamps! I am addicted to her stamps hehe they are just so awesome and cute and unique! Whats not to love!! 
Ok So lets see what my fabulous DT created!
using "Lets got Blog hopping"
using "Monster Kisses"
using "Totally Witchin"
using"Totally Witchin"
using "Totally Witchin"
And my fabulous Guest Designer
using "Besties for life"
Didn't they do an amazing job! I am always amazed by their awesomeness!! So now it is time to flaunt your awesomeness! Remember you have until October 15 to link up! EEK! Can't wait to see what you all create! Dont forget to leave a comment ( I may pick a random winner for a little crafty goodness!) hehe!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rockin Bookmark

Good morning my crafty friends!! I can't believe how fast this week is going by! Tomorrow we will have a new challenge up, with a Fabulous Prize EEK, but there is still time to enter our "Getting Sketchy with it" Challenge for a chance to win a 4x6 stamp set of your choice from the Greeting Farm!!

Ok so for today I wanted to share a cute little bookmark I made for my little cousin Alyssa. She is a year younger than my son Daryl and a year older than my daughter Ashley so to her I am more like her aunt than a cousin. She  plays volley ball and when I saw this cute image from Simply Betty it reminded me of her, I colored the image in her  school colors. 
After I put the bookmark together I laminated it and punched a whole and added some twine in matching colors. The sentiment is from my "Are you Ready to Rock"set. She does rock and I wanted her to know it!

Materials used:
I hope she likes it! She reads a lot so I know it would come in handy for her! After seeing all the beautiful bookmarks Raven has been making I knew I had to try one! Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stamp and twine storage idea

Hello friends!! This is just a super quick post to show you how I store my image stamps and twine.

Ok so if you have been visiting my blog regularly you will see that I have become quite the Simply Betty Fan! I have ordered  stamps like almost every week lol and well I was running out of room for them. Then I got all that beautiful twine and had no idea where to store it. So on a trip to Michaels a few weeks back I found these peg boards, they came in a set of 3 for $22.00 BUT they were 40% off, they have extra hangy thingys (a set of 4 for 4.99) also 40% off.

We came home and I had hubby hang them up and this is how they look...
 This is my Wall of Betty haha! I have a hook for each of the lines I have,  the empty space is for the super cute new Burton Chibis that she just released today! I already ordered haha!
 Here is my beautiful twine from the Twinery! I cut the tag from my Preserves cart at 3.5 inches and cut and glued the little tags that are around each color of twine on the tag, wrapped the twine around it and I was done!
 These are two seprate boards 6 hooks fit on each they are on the wall directly next to my desk so they are easy to access and I just love them so much I didnt want to hide them in a drawer lol! I also just bought another set of these boards and am in the process of hanging up my GF stamps  and my CraftySprouts stamps too!
I really like the way it looks and everything is neat and in its place! I am really trying to get my craft area in order so as I find cool things I will share them with you! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you get a little inspiration from me!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I LOVE vinyl!

Hello and good morning all my bloggy crafty friends!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, I know I did! 

Ok so I am so super excited because I took the plunge and used vinyl for the first time! I won a bundle of 10  12x24 sheets of vinyl in my choice of colors on Ebay for $10!!  I have been wanting to try to cut vinyl on my cricut for a LONG time but was intimidated, but it is so easy! I want to put vinyl on everything now lol there are so many home projects I am planning to do! On to my project!

So as many of you know my son Daryl is in football, I am so proud of my baby and wanted to make something to show it! What started out as an idea for me turned into something bigger and by the time I knew it my mother in law and sisters in law and sister and her hubby and my grandparents wanted one too! So Back to ebay I went and found these..

I got 12 of them for $48 (which is a really good deal since at the store they are about $10 each) as soon as they got here I got to creating! This is what they came out looking like!
 I LOVE them! I decided after I took these pics to add KMS on the side (Kingsbourgh Middle School) and for mine on the other side it will say MOM! (I'll update the pic as soon as I am done)! We used them Saturday for his game and they were a HIT! I got 3 orders for some lol I wasnt' even planning on making them for anyone else, it made me feel cool haha!
I am working on a special one just for Daryl to use! I can't wait to post pics!! Normally he is # 40 but when they play at home they use different uniforms so he is #10 I want to share my fav pic of me and my baby boy this was taken last week after his game.
They were doing their FIRE POWA pose lol! Crazy boys! It was a great game they won 24-0!

Ok that is all for today!! I hope you will check back when I update the pics later! I also have a post planned for later for a storage idea for your image stamps and twine! SEE ya later!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blogging its cheaper than therapy! DT Friday!

Hello all my crafty friends dont' you agree that Blogging is cheaper than therapy lol! Aren't you so glad today is Friday!? Whoot Whoot let the weekend begin!! 
Today is our DT Friday but before we get to our projects I wanted to let you all know that we are so excited to announce that we are going to have a Halloween week here on my Blog!! All the spooky fun will begin on October 24-28! There will be awesome projects and BLOG CANDY everyday! I have some awesome sponsors lined up so you don't want to miss out! Feel free to grab the button for it on my sidebar to help spread the word!
Okie dokie now on to our projects! We are following our Sketch from our Getting Sketchy with it challenge HERE. Don't forget you have until September 29 to enter! We have a super cool sponsor for this challenge too! One winner will win a 4x 6 set of their choice from The Greeting farm, isn't that awesome!! So link up hehe!  

Ok so if you haven't seen the sketch here it is, remember you can flip it take elements out, move them around. Basically make it your own! You DO NOT have to use a greeting farm stamp unless you want to.
Here is our take on the sketch!

My card for today I really like how it turned out! I am really loving my sew easy the stiching around the frame was made using it! The sentiments are from my Lets go blog hopping set. I  think this is my favorite set ever!!
 Isn't she adorable! That is Elena from TGF. Here is the card opened as you can see the frame is a window and she is behind it on the inside of the card! Her outfit was too cute to cut LOL!
Now on to my Fabulous DT
using "Totally Witchin" 
using "Are you ready to Rock"
using "Monster Kisses"
using "lets go blog hopping"
using "totally witchin"
We also have a Fabo Guest designer joining us today!
using "besties for life"
Didn't they do awesome! I am so proud to have them on my team don't forget to stop by their blogs and give them some Bloggy love! I am loving the enteries so far! Keep them coming! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

DT and Guest DT CALL!!

Hello my Bloggy friends!
I am so sorry that I have been MIA this week! I haven't been feeling very well and found out I have asthma,( not being able  to breath isn't fun LOL)! I have my meds now and I am starting to feel a little better and I am ready to rock and get back to crafting and blogging!!

Ok so now on to the fun stuff!! I am holding my very first DT Call!! Whoo hoo!! I am looking to add a couple of girls to my current DT and some guest designers!
You will have until October 2nd at  midnight CST time to submit your project. You can create anything you like, if you have Craftysprouts Stamps to use on your project that would be great but NOT REQUIRED, I  looking for people that love crafting stamping and paper as much as I do lol and that want to work with an awesome and supportive group of women!

Submit a picture of your project (or projects) to my email (craftysprouts @ and put DT call in the subject!  I am so excited and can't wait to see all your amazing projects!! If you have any questions feel free to email me! 

I am also looking for 3 or 4 blogs to sponsor for the month of October! It can be for a challenge or a blog hop if you are interested in being sponsored by me shoot me an email! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ready for some Big Pumpkin Grins

Good morning! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! 

First I want to thank all of you that joined me for my September release week and blog hop, you all are so fabulous and sweet! Thank you for all of you that purchased some of my stamps this weekend too!! I am so excited and can't wait to get them out to you tomorrow!!  They are all available for sale right now click HERE to visit my shop or simply click on my shop tab!

So with that being said are you ready for some BIG pumpkin grins lol because I am going to announce all the winners from the sneak peeks and from the blog hop AND the person who won our Get in shape challenge! 
BUT first lol I want to share with you a cute wiper card I made using my new Totally Witchin stamp set and Simply Betty's new Halloween Zombie stamps, they are so fun!!
 I just LOVE these stamps they are so funny! He looks like he is having an awesome time on that wagon full of candy and umm other things lol! I just love his big grin and that sentiment is just perfect for him!
Materials used:
Ok now on to the winners!
Winner of the Get in shape challenge is...
(you win the Make a monster face assortment form PKS) 

Winners of a Totally Witchin stamp sets are..
First winner (from Elsa's blog from Wednesday) 
#26 Crafty and Green said...Fantastic Card! I love it!! So So Cute!Many Blessings,Tina 

Second winner (from my blog on Tuesday)
#3 Oma Gloria said...OMGosh these are so adorable. I just saw these bottle caps yesterday at HL. Maybe I will go back tomorrow.

Now for the winners for the blog hop!! 
The winner of the sampler pack of Twine from the twinery
#13 HollyLove these stamps so much! I cant wait to have them in my hands so I can craft with them! Especially the Christmas ones! Have to have them!

The winner of ALL 3 stamps in my new release is... 
# 56 Carley said...OH MY WORD!!!! These are so super cute! Girl you are so talented! I am loving these stamps! I am so going to have to get some! I am going to need to try out for your next design team call and if you ever need a guest designer please let me know!

Congrats to all the winners and thank you all for your super sweet comments! Please email me at my crafty sprouts email to claim your prizes! I can't wait to see what everyone make with my new sets!! Thanks for stopping by today have a great day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Release Blog hop!!

YAY! Happy Friday the day I have been waiting for is finally here! Today is not only our blog hop but the unveiling of my second release of stamps!! They are available in my SHOP right now and will start shipping on Tuesday! So lets get this party started shall we!!

I along with my Fabo DT and Guest Designers will all be sharing projects made with my new stamps! There will be some cool prizes to win for hopping and commenting today!!
ONE winner will win all 3 of my new stamps sets
(here they are)
Have a cool Yule
Lets go blog Hopping
Totally Witchin
There will also be a second winner for this hop that will win The original Sampler pack from the TWINERY!!

Don't forget that I will be picking two winners from Preview days Tuesday-Thursday to win ONE set each of my Totally Witchin  stamp set!! So be sure to comment on my blog as well as my DT  cause you never know which blog I am going to pull the winners from!! You have until Sunday to comment I will announce the winners on Monday!
  • For extra chances to win "Like" my craftysprouts page on FB
  • Let people know about our hop and new release on FB
  • Come back and leave a comment telling me you did!
So not only are we having a blog hop today it is  the start of a new Challenge here! This weeks Challenge is "Get Sketchy with it" all you have to do is follow the sketch, but you can flip it take things out, add  them in lol  make it your own! Have fun with it!
We have some cute Farm friends growing creativity with us this week, can you guess who?? Yup the Greeting Farm!! Whoo Hoo! The winner will win one 4x6 set of their choice! So start looking now lol cause it will be hard to choose!  OK so now on to my projects!

I decided to make two little cards today! I need to get started on my Halloween and christmas cards, last year I was rushing at the last minute lol! See the stiching? I used my sew easy!! I love love it !!
Here is the inside of the card
Isnt this little image the cutest christmas gal ever!!
This is the inside of my Cute Christmas card
Dont you just love the adorable images from the Greeting Farm! I know I do! Ok so dont forget to link up your Getting Sketchy with it project! You have until Sept. 30 to link up!

Just in case you get lost along the way here is the hop list :)
Erika – Crafty Sprouts
Zeni – Scrappy Zeni
Raven – Love4Stamps
Tanya – Scrappin' KY Momma
Sandra – 365 Days of Cricut
Elsa – Cricut Lvr
Now it is time to hop on and see what my Fabulous DT created! Your next stop in the hop is the totally amazing Zeni from ScrappyZeni!! Thank you for stopping by have a great day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sneak Peek Day 3 " Totally Witchin"!

Good afternoon all my Crafty Friends!! How did you all like the sneaky peek of my new set "Lets go Blog Hopping" from yesterday?? I know I am going to use that set like crazy lol!

Ok so today we are previewing my FAVORITE set EVER "Totally Witchin"! I Love love Halloween and I knew that I just had to make a Halloween stamp set!! It is fun and spooky and to me what Halloween is all about, it also has one of my favorite sayings in it! Along with my Fab DT I have two super sweet Guest designers joining us for the sneakys today!

Lets get to the projects shall we! For my project today I made this cute little Halloween sign to hang up! I originally made it for my mother in law, BUT the more I look at it the more I like it lol so I may just have to keep it and make her another!! I used two stamps from my Totally Witchin set for this.
I made this on a 6x 6 piece of wood The stamps I used (aren't they ADORABLE) are from Simply Betty stamps! Of course I had to top it all off with some of my yummy Twinery Twine!!  Yup it is official I'm keeping it lol!! Here is a little close up of it.
Are you Ready to see what fabulous and spookness my DT created!??!!
Now for my two awesome Guest Designers!
Now aren't these super cute and spooky and Totally Witchin (hehe)!! So are you liking what you see so far!?! Tomorrow is the Big Day YAY!! We will have our release blog hop where can see all the sets in their entirety and be able to Purchase them in my SHOP!! They will be shipping out starting Tuesday of next week no pre-orders Whoo Hoo!! So what can you win?
Prizes for this release:
I will pick 2 random winners to win one stamp set each,
so be sure to comment on ALL the blogs each day cause you never know which one I will choose from!!

One person will win the Entire Release on Friday from our blog hop and one person will win another super cool prize (its a secret lol) so we will have 2 winners for the blog hop!! 

There are lots of chances for you to win! All you have to do is comment, you have until Sunday to hop around and leave your comments. I will be announcing all the winners bright and Early on Monday!  Okie Dokie! Can't wait to hear what you think of this set! See ya tomorrow!