Friday, December 23, 2011

Snowflake brownies

I first made a batch of brownies (8 exactly to give as Christmas gifts to family members) and let them cool completely.

While the brownies were cooling, I cut out 9 cardstock snowflakes at 2" from Cricut Winter Lace  cartridge. I poked a small hole in each to put a toothpick in. The toothpicks were really just for me to be able to pick the snowflakes off the brownies with out smudging the powdered sugar.

After I placed my snowflakes, I used a sifter to sprinkle the powdered sugar over top of the brownies. I then used the toothpicks and removed the snowflakes carefully. Voila!! I think they turned out very well.  (FYI- the thicker edged snowflakes had better definition than the frillier ones.)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baby bubble bath


Here is a card I made for a fellow teacher who's new baby girl decided to arrive 3 weeks early. Baby Tenley and her mom are both doing well and Tenley came home after only a week and a half in the NICU.

Supplies Used:
Image is from Bugaboo Stamps (colored using Photo Explosion)
Paper is Paper Studio, Robin's Nest, BoBunny and Colorbok
Spellbinders Nestabilities and Edgeabilities
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles folder
Gelly Roll pens
Glossy Accents
Liquid Pearls
Stickles
ribbon
Studio G ink
Pop Dots

I cut out the baby from a second print out and pop dotted her. Below you can see the dimension it added.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winner!!

Thank you so much to everyone who hopped along with us this weekend. I am excited to have so many new blog followers. That inspires me to put more time and energy into my blog. Now I just have to find some time in my crazy schedule! :) Anyways, on to the goodies...

(I promise I used random.org!! When I added the widget it changed the number. Grrr)

The winner from the Christmas card blog hop is #6.

Tonya said...

Cute card. Love the sparkle.

Tonya
ittybittyladybug.blogspot.com

I will be contacting you shortly. You will have 48 hours to contact me with your details.

Free Digital Monday


Every Monday I will be posting a freebie for you to grab from My Memories.(Click on the picture above.) If you do not have any digital scrapbook software, why not get yourself one of the best!!!!
To help, here is a code for $10 off the software purchase PLUS a $10 shopping spree at
                  Enter STMMMS7369 in the promo code @ checkout.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Card Blog Hop

I am so excited to be participating in my first blog hop.  I am a part of the Christmas Cards Blog Hop over at Creations With Becka. We have an exciting line up of ladies who have all created Christmas cards to give you ideas of homemade cards you can all make to send to your friends and family this holiday season. 


So let's get started!! If you came from Julie, than you are in the right place. If you just stopped by to say Hi, please start from the beginning of the hop over at Creations With Becka. Make sure you go through the whole hop and comment on each blog so you are eligible for the grand prize blog candy Becka is giving away.


Ok, so on to my card...




Supplies used:
Sketch from Peachy Keen Stamps
Paper is Paper Studio (santa paper), DCWV (green glitter and red foil papers), red and white card stock
Cricut cart Paper Doll Dress Up (doll cut at 4") (hat and beard sized down using CDS)
Peachy Keen Stamp (face)
Believe sentiment from Studio G
White flocking (on hat and coat trim)
Martha Stewart black writing pen
White Gelly Roll pen
baker's twine
Craf-t chalks (red on cheeks)
Glossy Accents

blog candy


To be entered to win my blog candy, leave me a comment on this post. For an additional chance to win, become a follower of my blog and leave me an additional comment telling me you became a follower.  I will pick a winner on Monday 12/5. Be sure to leave me a way to contact you and you will have 48 hours to respond.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on every post in the hop to be eligible for the grand prize blog candy.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, your next stop is Sherry.
In case you get lost along the way here is a complete list of the stops



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Upcoming blog hop


Here is a snippet of the card I created for the upcoming Christmas Card Blog Hop. The hop is December 3rd and 4th. There will blog candy all along the hop and a grand prize given away by our hop hostess Becka.  So be sure to come by and check it out.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Free Digital Monday


Every Monday I will be posting a freebie for you to grab from My Memories.(Click on the picture above.) If you do not have any digitalscrapbook software, why not get yourself one of the best!!!!
To help, here is a code for $10 off the software purchase PLUS a $10 shopping spree at
                  Enter STMMMS7369 in the promo code @ checkout.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Free digital Monday


Every Monday I will be posting a freebie for you to grab from My Memories.(Click on the picture above.) If you do not have any digital scrapbook software, why not get yourself one of the best!!!!
To help, here is a code for $10 off the software purchase PLUS a $10 shopping spree at
                  Enter STMMMS7369 in the promo code @ checkout.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Software Giveaway (2nd try)

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Due to a lack of entries, I will run this giveaway for another week.

My Memories has given me one of these amazing programs (valued at $39.99) to give away. FREE!!! Yep, that's right...you have the chance to win awesome digital scrapbooking software!! My Memories is so fun and easy to use. I have had so much fun looking through all the great digital kits. There is a great variety and for all you penny pinchers like me, a ton of freebies. I am so excited about this program!! I have a billion pictures of my kiddos stored on my computer. This program makes it so quick and easy to make great layouts with just a few clicks that you can then turn into albums. No glue, scissors or cutting machines needed. 


There is a great video all about My Memories on Youtube- http://www.youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite


Please check out my special promo code (STMMMS7369) in the sidebar for not only a $10 discount on the software but a $10 voucher to the store also, so $20 off in all.


To enter this giveaway, please visit My Memories site and then leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite digital paper pack or layout was. You have until midnight November 22nd.  I will pick a winner on November 23th. 

Here are a few quick and simple layouts I made using the My Memories software and the freebies on their site. 






You can also check out My Memories at the below sites:


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sleigh gift card holder


Supplies used:
Cricut carts- Elegant Edges and Jolly Holidays
Paper from DCWV and cardstock
Canvas Home Basics mini bag
Colorbox Cranberry ink
StaOn black ink
Sentiment from Kanban
gems, Glossy Accents, white Gelly Roll pen, bakers twine, white flock, Shimmer mist

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Green Snowflakes


Inside of card
Supplies Used:
Cricut cart- Winter Lace
Cardstock and DCWV
Scallop from Doodlebug Design inc.
Sentiment from Studio g
Martha Stewart embossing powder
gemstone and ribbon

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Take 2


Supplies Used:
Pre-colored image from Cuddly Buddly
Paper is DCWV
Martha Stewart button
glossy accents, stickles, liquid pearls

Reminder

Please remember, you have until midnight 11/14 to comment HERE for your chance to win My Memories digital scrapbooking software along with a $10 voucher to their store. I will pick a winner first thing Tuesday morning. Good Luck!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Holidays


Supplies Used:
Pre-colored image from Cuddly Buddly
Cricut cart- Stretch Your Imagination (holly)
Sentiment stamp from Studio g
Paper is DCWV 
glossy accents, stickles



Weekly Freebie



Each Monday I will be posting a freebie for you to grab from My Memories.(Click on the link above.) If you do not have any digital scrapbook software, why not get yourself one of the best!!!!
To help, here is a code for $10 off the software purchase PLUS a $10 shopping spree at
                  Enter STMMMS7369 in the promo code @ checkout.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Magic

Final
Entered in the sketch challenge at Card Patterns and Christmas card at  Cards for Men

Second attempt (stripes are crooked and didn't lay out evenly)

First attempt (too much white space for me)
It took me 3 tries making this card before I got one I really liked.

Supplies Used:
All paper is DCWV (new Christmas stacks)
Image and sentiment are from Meljen's Designs
Lace Edge punch from Martha Stewart
Sharpies, Copics, Glossy Accents, Gelly Roll pen, baker's twine
Buttons and ink from Martha Stewart
Dew drop thingys (?)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly Freebie




Each Monday I will be posting a freebie for you to grab from My Memories. (Click on the link above.) If you do not have any digital scrapbook software, why not get yourself one of the best!!!!
To help, here is a code for $10 off the software purchase PLUS a $10 shopping spree at
                  Enter STMMMS7369 in the promo code @ checkout.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

Challenges Entered:
Peachy Keen Stamps - sketch
The Cuttlebug Spot - anything goes

Supplies Used:
Cricut cart.- Lacy Labels
Image - Peachy Keen Stamps
Cuttlebug - Snowflakes folder
Sentiment and snowflakes - TPC Studio
Martha Stewart ink and embossing powder
Sharpies, Stickles, Snow Pen, gems, ribbon

Monday, October 31, 2011

Beary Thankful - take #2

Original 


Take #2

So, here is the second take for this card. The more I looked at this card, the more I disliked the coloring on the bears' faces. I am not the best at coloring with markers and I only own a few Copics (none of which are brown) so I couldn't get the blending that I wanted. As I sat and looked at the card, I wondered is my Copic colorless blender would help any. All I have to say is WOW!! I am so much happier with this card now.  I softened the pink cheeks and was able to soften and blend the browns on the faces so much better. 

To see the original post for a list of supplies, please scroll down.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Note

Supplies Used:
Cricut cart - Flower Shoppe
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
Paper is card stock and BoBunny
Lace Edge Punch (Martha Stewart?)
StazOn ink
Embroidery floss
Gelly Roll pen

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beary Thankful


Supplies Used:
Image from Meljen's Designs
Spellbinders (curved rectangles)
Ivory card base and Sweetwater paper
Sharpies, Gelly Roll pen, brads
StazOn ink

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Baby gift card holder


(other side of card)






Could attach a gift card to either side of the card and write your sentiment on the other side. (LOL The birthday card was the only one I had lying around to use as an example.)

Supplies used:
Cricut cart. - Cricut Sampler (card and envelope)
Paper is Colorbok and kraft stock
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
American Crafts ribbon
Liquid Pearls

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Winner and a card

First things first...the winner of my 1 year blogaversary giveaway is ANGELA from Creative Crafting. Congratulations!! Angela, I have sent you an email. :-)

Now on to my card...


Supplies used:
Cricut Cart. Simply Charmed
Peachy Keen Stamps- Wide Eyed Kids
Sentiment from Meljen's Designs
Paper is card stock and The Paper Studio and DCWV
baker's twine, buttons, Gelly Roll pens

Friday, October 14, 2011

Taking a break

SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER GIVEAWAY!!


I will be taking a break from the blog this week. (I will however announce the winner of my blog candy on 10/20.)  I have been asked by a local salon to make some cute hair clips for her to sell in the salon. Since I don't have any on hand, I am going to be super busy. I will post some pics when I am finished. Thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blogaversary Giveaway



Thank you to the sweet people that follow my little blog. My hope is to inspire someone as much as I have been inspired by all of the blogs that I follow.


Please leave a comment on this post to be entered to win my blog candy. You don't have to follow my blog but it would be nice if you did. You have until midnight 10/19/11 to enter. I will pick a random winner on 10/20/11. Please be sure to leave contact info. You will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thankful for you


Entered in the Cuddly Buddly challenge #15 "Check It Out" to use checks, plaids or gingham.

Supplies used:
Pre-colored Image is a freebie from Cuddly Buddly
Sentiment is a Studio g
Martha Stewart pearls
Fiskars punch
Paper is misc cardstock and DCWV

Monday, October 10, 2011

3D card envelope

So I made a card (scroll down for that post) for LUFP over at Gaby Creates and when I was finished I realized something...there was NO way this card would fit into a normal envelope. So after watching a couple tutorials on how to make a box envelope I decided to venture on my own. So after a couple of trial and errors, this is what I came up with. This box is not sturdy enough to go through the mail.

I used Colorbok card stock, Cricut cart Elegant Edges for the  trim,  my Martha Stewart scoreboard and a piece of pink ribbon. 
This is a side view of the box. I made it 3/4" wide so as not  to squish the flowers on the card.

If you slide the ribbon off, the box top opens and you can see the card inside.

This is a top view of the card inside the box. As you can see the flowers are not smooshed in there.

HOLY COW!!!

Scoot on over to Cuddly Buddly!!!  Kim is generously giving away 100+ free digis. Yep, you heard right FREE DIGIS!! and they are all adorable.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

fore you

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Here is a quick, simple card that I submitted for the "sports" challenge over at Cards for Men: Challenges.

Supplies used:
Cricut carts- Planitn Schoolbook (circles) and Everyday Paper Dolls (golf tee)
Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder (used the debossed side)
Cardstock
Studio g ink
Sentiment printed using my computer

Friday, October 7, 2011

Love you through it


This is another submission for Link Up For Pink over at Gaby Creates. The sentiment was inspired from the song I'm Gonna Love You Through It by Martina McBride. Scroll down to find the video. Make sure you have a tissue.

Supplies for this card:
Cricut cart- Elegant Edges
Colorbok card stock
Sentiment printed from my computer
Pink clear gems (when you open the card, the gems are on the inside bottom)
Studio G ink
Flowers were bog candy I won from Karens-kakes-krafts

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fight Like A Girl


Challenges: Gaby Creates (Link Up For Pink)
                  Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge (Sketch)

Supplies Used:
Cricut carts - Twinkle Toes (girl), Elegant Edges (scallops) and PDDU (gloves)
Peachy Keen Stamps Wide Eyed Kids
Paper is Provo Craft, Paper Studio and misc cardstock
Sentiment was done using Microsoft Word
White Gelly Roll pen
Craf-T Chalks
gemstones and ribbon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday frog


This is the card I made for my nephew who just turned 7. The little buttons w/twine are supposed to look like flies. :)  I designed the card to fit in to the challenges over at Bitten By The Bug 2 (use the frog from CAC) and  CardPatterns (sketch challenge). Hop over and check 'em out.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Create A Critter and Elegant Edges
Paper is DCWV, The Paper Studio and misc cardstock
Sentiment is from Kanban
buttons, baker's twine and googly eyes

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dropping You a Note

I recently stumbled upon Jen's Digital Stamps. She has adorable digi's!! Hop over there and check out her blog.

Supplies Used:
Image from Jen's Digital Stamps
Sentiment is Denami Desgin
Nestabilities
Sharpies and white Gelly Roll pen
Paper is misc cardstock and Colorbok
Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder
buttons, baker's twine and Studio G ink

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hope


This is my submission for Link Up For Pink over at Gaby Creates.  Hop over there and check it out!!!

Supplies used:
Cricut carts - Home Decor, Designer's Calendar and Storybook
Paper is DCWV and misc cardstock
Spellbinders Edgeabilities
Cuttlebug folder D'vine Swirls
Flower is from http://karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com/
Shimmer mist
Liquid Pearls

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Joy

For this card I used the Joy sentiment from CREATE A CRITTER and welded it to a rectangle, that I sized to fit from PLANTIN SCHOOLBOOK. I then cut out the Joy sentiment again this time using  DCWV GLITTER STACK and attached it to the front of the card. Since I forgot and cut it using the blackout feature, I cut a snowflake from WINTER LACE using the DCWV WINTER COMBO stack. I finished it off with BLUE BIRD MOONDROPS that I won in a challenge. I then tied a light blue ribbon and called it good. Simple and quick card but I love the results. I think I am going to do more in different colors.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


Supplies Used:
Cricut carts - Animal Kingdom, Elegant Edges and Flower Shoppe
Paper is misc. scraps
Liquid Pearls (added to the flower centers after I took the picture)
Sentiment stamp from Sudio G