Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Triple Stamp Card Blog Hop

Welcome  to the 
Triple Stamp Card Blog Hop

Ashley over at Blog Hop Princess has put 
together a crafty group of stampers
to inspire you with their cards!

I have even heard rumor that there is "blog candy"
around for our hoppers!
If you came from Suzanne's blog
you are right in line.  If you just started I encourage you to start here at the beginning.

  Now at this time I feel that I should post a disclosure saying that I am not much of a stamper.  I own stamps and ink.  I just don't do it very often.  So I signed up for this hop to push myself a little out of my comfort zone.  And it DID!!!

The lighting wasn't very good and neither 
was the photographer.  
You can barely see the stamping....
I promise it is there.
I hope you can see it better here!

Well, thanks for stopping by! Please stop by all of the talented stampers blogs and see what they came up for you.  Don't forget to look for the blog candy!

The next stop is 
Ashley W.
Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Guest Designer for Exploring Cricut

If you are looking for my FCCB #135 Seeing Spots post click here!

Hello!  How is everyone?  
I am so honored and excited to be a
 Guest Designer at Exploring Cricut!

If you haven't had a chance to check out their
wonderful blog make sure to get over there and 
let them know that Janea sent you!

Today I am posting my Pumpkin Patch!
Really it is just a set of Thanksgiving cards.

Okay, I used almost all of my 
favorite things for these.   

1. Cricut - Pumpkin is on Create a Critter
Leaves are on Paperdolls for Everyday
Tag is on TBB&M (the original)   

2. Cuttlebug and folder - Victoria

3. Bo Bunny - Burnt Orange Double Dot

4. Bazzill Card Stock - Parakeet 

5. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo. I stamped the leaves and distressed everything.

There you have it.  Add a button, felt ribbon and some raffia and you are done.  

What do you think?  I bet you never thought you could make this type of card from those cartridges!   I challenge you all to get out  one of your carts that you haven't used in a while and find a cut that you would dream is on it.  
Then of course use it!  And let me know I will stop by your blog and take a look!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

FCCB #135 Seeing Spots

Don't you just love Polka Dots??? I do!  
They make me happy.
And I like to be happy, so much better 
than the other emotions.

This week's challenge over on the 
is to create a project using polka dots and of course at least one cricut cut.

So here is what I came up with while cropping with some of my friends:

 I sure wish you could tell that the red behind the snowflake is extra fine red glitter. 

Well, I guess you will have to trust me 
that it is. I cut this with the 
Winter Woodland cartridge
with the card feature. I don't know how  
many of you ever use this feature, but if 
you aren't you are missing out.

I also used packaging tape to put the glitter on.
Super easy and great look.  I will tell you that you have to use the extra fine glitter.  Chunky or coarse glitter will not have the same effect.  It leaves wholes or open spots on the tape.
This was cut as 5 1/4 card. Making it easier 
to find or make envelopes!    

Please remember to head  over to FCCB and link up your polka dot projects!  I want to see them!
   Also, check out the rest of the DT  and all of their wonderful inspiration!

Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!

Friday, October 26, 2012

"UnBOOlievable" Blog Hop

Welcome  to the 
"UnBOOlievable Blog Hop"

You are in for quite a TREAT....

Lisa over at Honeybearz Designs has put 
together a crafty group of "ghouls"
to inspire you with their Halloween projects!

I have even heard rumor that there is "blog candy"
around for our trick or treaters.

If you came from Esther's blog
you are right in line.  If you just started I encourage you to start here at the beginning.

So without further ado, here is what I 
made for you:

This Altered Book was so much fun!!
I used a few new products for the first 
time and I sure liked them.  
Stampendoushas a new embossing powder 
called Frantáge.  
It is hard to see in photos, but it has 
the most wonderful 
texture and color.   
I would describe it as a "distressed"
look.  Trust me it is fabulous!

 Here is the complete line up in case you get lost:

2. Dena ~ http://missdjones.blogspot.com/


Would you like a little "candy"?
If you are a follower of mine and leave me a comment I will draw for a Hero Arts Stamp set
on Tuesday, October 30.

 Don't forget a way for me to contact you!
Have fun on our hop today! 
Your next stop is Rebecca.
Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Happy Monday!  
Why does Monday always get here so fast?
One good thing about Monday is that we have a new challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!

This week we are featuring Halloween 
projects with a cricut cut.

Here is my project:

 I used cardstock and Tim Holtz Distress 
Ink for this card.  
The card base was cut from 
3 Birds - Life's a Party and the 
tombstone was from October 31.

See the detail on the tombstone?  Don't be 
afraid to cut detail with your cricut. 
 As long as all of your settings are correct
 it should work just fine.

We want to see your spooky projects, so head on over to FCCB and link them up! 
While you are there check out the rest of the design team for inspiration and leave 
them some spooky love!

Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Going WILD for Scrapbooking

 Welcome to the "Going WILD for Scrapbooking" Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop and friends.


Today we invite you to come check out the Wild side of this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards and layouts with animal appeal. It's gonna be a ZOO and I'm not Lion!

 You should have come from Connie's blog. If not please start at the beginning of the hop which is Connie Can Crop.

 This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate
 you leaving a comment to encourage all my wonderful crafty friends to continue 
sharing their ideas and creations.

We have a fabulous sponsor, Creative Kuts ,
who is generously giving away FIVE $5.00 gift certificates to their online store. So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects. You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 
When you are finished head on back to 
Connie Can Crop  and leave a comment there, stating you are ready to win!

Ready to join our Safari? Let's go!

I took a little different route with my animal print.  One of my friends asked if I would make invitations for her daughter's birthday.

She wanted them to be pink and grey.  I found this leopard print and thought it would be perfect.
I cut the card base with Art Philosophy and the letters and number from Mickey Font. 


Up next is Jennifer

 Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

1. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

2. Janea - www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

3. Jennifer - http://creativecricutdesigns.blogspot.com

4. Janet R- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com

5. Esther - http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com

6. Sam-  http://scrappingwithpirkie.blogspot.com/

7. Wandy - http://greenapplescrapper.blogspot.com

8. Holli - http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/

9. Lluvia aka misses crafty http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com

10. Gabrielle - http://www.gabyspapery.blogspot.com/

11. Jen- http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com/

12. Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

Talk to you later... 
Until then...Be safe and Create!