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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Cards

Welcome to another Monday with two great challenges from two great Blogs! This first one comes from the Fantabulous Cricut Blog. This week's challenge is to create a 3x3 valentine card. I decided to make mine using my brand new cartridge Sentimentals. I absolutely love this cartridge, especially all the stamp images. Which is exactly what I chose to make my card with.

I used the heart shaped lock and added a metal key and some fiber to further embellish my card.
The envelope came from the Tie The Knot Cricut Cartridge.

Create your 3x3 Valentine card and head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut blog to upload your creation!


This is a bittersweet moment, as this is my final project as a member of the Made Especially For You design team. I have had a wonderful time designing for Ashley and will try to continue by joining in on the challenges.
This week on Made Especially For You the challenge is to work off a sketch. The prize for this weeks winner comes from K 'n K Designs  and they will be offering the winner their choice of three digital stamp sets. Here is my take on the sketch. Create your card and upload it to Made Especially For You!
And, thank you Ashley for a great time on your design team!

Monday, January 23, 2012

You're Fintastic

It's Monday, which means it is time for another Made Especially For You challenge. It is Occassion Week - Create a card especially for a friend. This does not really have to be for someone, but rather create a friendship card. This weeks sponsor is  Designs on Cloud 9 will be offering a $20 voucher to their site.
This is the card I made using the Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge and lots of glitter!! Make your own friendship card and link it up at Made Especially For You!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Snowflakes and Ribbon

This week at the Fantabulous Cricut Blog the theme is Snow Fun! We are asked to use a snowflake or a snowman on our project. I decided to go with a snowflake and make a fun snowy card. 

For this card I used the Accent Essential Cricut Cartridge for my snowflake. I cut two of them out at 4 and 3 inches. I used a pop dot to pop up the smaller snowflake to give the card some dimension. I, also, popped up the sentiment as well. The sentiment was stamped and then I heat embossed it using silver embossing power and then for fun added some starry bling to the snowflakes on the pattern paper. Try a project with a snowman or snowflake and then upload it onto the Fantabulous Cricut Blog for your chance to win this weeks prize.


Made Especially for You is hosting a challenge this week that asks us to use three ribbons on our cards. This was actually a challenge for me! But, I had fun working through it and even got to use a new stamp that I got from the Unity Stamp Co.

The moment this stamp set came in the mail I had to use it. So, I decided to make it look like a piece of wall decor. I used a border punch around the stamp to decorate it up a bit. Then took a piece of ribbon and hung it from a screw brad. Just because I normally wouldn't, I decided to leave some ribbon hanging down from the sides. I added two ribbon borders on the side and then a thinner piece of burgundy ribbon down the center of the ribbon border. Simple card, but man did challenge me!
Now it's your turn, head on over to the Made Especially for You blog and link up your own ribbon project!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Christmas Card Holder

I know it's a little late coming, but I finally got a picture of the card holder that I made with some cards in it. I found a tutorial for this on The Paper Trail blog and you can go there as well to make your own. I thought it was a fantastic idea and loved it even more when all December long I had a place to put the Christmas cards that we got in the mail. Since we get cards all year long for birthdays, thank yous, anniversaries, etc. I just may make a general card holder that I can have up all year long. Stay tuned and I will post when I get it completed!

The Merry Christmas Card title words were cut using the Storybook Cartridge.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Three Layouts and a Card

Had some time to scrap this week and decided I should share. I have to say that this is the first time this year that I have gotten around to actually scrapbooking for my family album. I guess I have been on a bit of a card and home decor kick. Not to say that I am finished with that, but I am determined to get caught up on my family album. So, here are a few additions as of this week. 

For this layout I had a chance to use a new toy. My new Sew Easy tool from We R Memory Keepers. For the swirl accents I used the Picturesque Cricut Cartridge and punched out and embossed a couple of diecuts to make the heart have butterfly wings.

 Look below for a fun video that explains what the Sew Easy tool does.

Gotta have one now right?!!!

This layout is one of my favorites, and this is because of one fact - it shows my family standing in front of our new (at the time) Dodge Ram truck. Now I don't know if you can read the journaling on the layout or not, but I wrote about how all through college I would talk about how I would someday own a Dodge Ram pickup and it would be towing a couple of sea doos behind it. Well at this point we are half way there and now at present time we are 75% there. As we just aquired a three person sea doo. One more and my dreams are come to life!! LOL. The title, by the way, is welded letters from the Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge.

This was our first time out camping, if you can call it that. We had just bought our camper trailer, to pull behind our gorgeous Dodge Ram truck and were on our way to Seattle. We tend to do that now from time to time as my husband works for a company over there. It's just an excuse to camp and way more fun than a hotel! Here we are staying in a RV resort, hence the comment about whether you can call it camping or not :0. 
I kept this layout simple. Sometime I get the hankering to just wad up a piece of paper when I'm frustrated and did just that. However, after thinking about it for a minute I decided that it looked pretty cool and used it all crumpled as my base for the pictures. Gotta love it! The Rise and Shine title came from the Campin Critters Cricut Cartridge and I embellished it with a few buttons and some primas. 

I decided to make a card using some flower diecuts and a Smile stamp. I stamped the center of the orange flower to say Smile and then added some embossing powder and some heat. Turned out better than I thought it would :) I decided to make my own card using a card feature on the Wild Cards Cartridge and I think it turned out kind of fun. See the inside of the card below, where I added a heat embossed scripture stamp.

Well, thanks for looking and I hope you have been inspired! 
May the Lord bless you all!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Challenge

Today's challenge at Made Especially for You was to use some dry embossing. The card below is made with regular kitchen aluminum foil and embossed using my embossing machine. I, also, used a little bit of heat embossing for my stamped sentiment and flower. Make your embossed project and link it up at Made Especially For You!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ring in the New Year Paper Piecing Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ring in the New Year Paper Piecing Blog Hop. This hop comes to you by way of Paper Peicings By Nikki. If you have come here from Pam's blog: LoveBugCreations3 than you are in the right place. For this hop we were to use paper piecing to create a New Years project. View mine below than hop on over to the next blog in the lineup.

Note: In order to be eligible for Nikki's blog candy, hoppers must follow her blog, subscribe by email to her blog, and like Nikki's Facebook Fanpage (Paper Piecings by Nikki.

I used a Snow Man paper piecing file that came from Nikki's webstore. He turned out so cute, I think. I embossed my snowman and then using some wire  to make a banner for the snowman to hold I added a Happy New Years sentiment. The sentiment was cut using the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge.

Thank you for stopping by and now you can head on over to  Nicolette's blog.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Scrapbook Etc. Good Storage Ideas

I received an email newsletter from Scrapbook Etc.  this morning that had some really great ideas. I will post a few of the picture ideas below that I liked the best and then you can click HERE for some more ideas. I don't know about you, but I am always looking for better ways to store my scrapbooking supplies, especially since I can't seem to stop adding to them! :)

I am so going to try some of these out! What great ideas!

Monday, January 2, 2012

National Hot Cocoa Day and Glitter New Years Card

Hello and welcome to another Monday challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. It is national hot cocoa day and that is the theme of this weeks challenge. We are asked to create a project either with a cup, chocolate, or some brown colored paper. Check out my project below and then create your own and upload it to the Fantabulous Cricut blog for your chance to be a winner!

For this challenge I decided to make a wall decor item for my kitchen. I used the Wall Decor and More cricut cartridge for the coffee cup. It is cut out in some metallic brown paper with glitter beige paper for the cup shadow/background. The Coffee Time word phrase came from the From My Kitchen cricut cartridge, also cut in the same paper as the cup.  Thank you Fantabulous for giving me yet another excuse to make something for my walls!!! 


Monday Challenge With Made Especially 4 You

This week the challenge is to use glitter. Well that's not a huge challenge for me as I love my glitter glue. Check out my card below and then upload your own to Made Especially 4 You!

Yes you are not crazy :) this is the same card from the Made Especially For You New Year blog hop. Unfortunatley, I didn't get to making a different New Years card for this challenge as I was unexpectedly out of town this weekend and sick all before that - so here is this card again :) Hugs to all for the New Year!!!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the Out with The Old and In with The New two-day New Year's Blog Hop! We're so happy you could join us. Day one of the hop will feature some of our favorite projects we've created this past year, and day two of the hop will  feature a New Year's themed project. If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley's blog Made Especially For You. If you've come from Ashley's blog, then you're in the right place.

I've recently discovered the heat embossing tool with the versamark ink and embossing powders, so I decided to do some of that with this card. I had some really neat clock faces in a stamp collection and used them as a back ground for the card. I used the versamark ink and then black embossing powder. Over the top of the stamps I cut out a grandfather clock using the Heritage cricut cartridge - it is actually popped up with pop dots. The sentiment at the bottom comes from a stamp set called Cherish this Moment that I got from My Creative Time. The pattern paper comes from the DCWV La Creme paper stack.

That's it for me, next head on over to Iris's blog.

Jamie          You Are Here

Thank you so much for joining us for Made Especially For You New Year's Blog Hop. Don't forget to visit the Made Especially For You blog each week for a new and exciting card challenge!!!