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Make Me Laugh

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The challenge at the Cooking With Cricut blog this week is to create a project using a funny quote, saying, poem, or pun in honor of April Fool's Day. I choose to go with a pun. I'm sorry in need of more birthday cards, so I created this birthday card with a cute pun to go along with it.


I loved this lamb that came off the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge. The sentiment came from that cartridge as well. I thought this turned out great with this fun paper that I had in my scrap drawer!

Now you go create a project and link it up to the Cooking With Cricutblog for your chance to win this weeks prize!

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday!

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It's time for Quick Tip Tuesday over at Fantabulous Cricut. Head over to see what my tip is for this week! Here's a hint.

Out Like A Lamb

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This week at Fantabulous Cricut the challenge was to create a project using a gentle animal such as a lamb, kitten, puppy, etc.

I decided to go with the kitty, since they are really cute and gentle. . . well most of the time :)


I decided to make a shape card with a kitten looking out the window waiting for the birthday person to come home!

This is the inside of the card that features a surprise party for the lucky birthday girl! The kitty comes from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge as well as the house card (welded together using my gypsy) and the rest of the card comes from the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge.The pattern paper comes from the DCWV Nana's Kids paper stack.
I hope you enjoyed my project today and I hope you will head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut blog to link up your own project for a chance to win this weeks prize!

Singing In The Rain

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It's time for another challenge over at the Cooking With Cricut blog! This weeks challenge is: Welcome Spring! We are asked to create a project inspired by our favorite spring song.  (Examples:  “Spring Fever” by Elvis Presley;   “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles; “It’s a Beautiful Day” by U2; “I Got the Spring Fever Blues” by Ella Fitzgerald).

My favorite spring song? Well, to be honest it's the only one I know - Singing in the Rain! I decided to create a layout for the rainy day pictures I have taken of my kids. Unfortunately, no pics yet, but here is the layout.



I used the following cartridges to create this layout:
3 Birds On Parade - raindrops and embossed themNate's ABCs - umbrella and bootsOnce Upon A Princess - sentimentStorybook - journal boxThe paper comes from the My Mind's Eye Laundry Line paper stack. I hope you enjoyed my project this week and I really hope that you will create your own and link it up at the Cookin With Cricut blog for your chance to win …

Quick Tip Tuesday on the Fantabulous Cricut Blog

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It's time for another Quick Tip Tuesday on the Fantabulous Cricut Blog. I will give you a quick hint about my tip, but you will need to go to the blog to see the details!!!

All About 3D Hop

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Welcome to the 3D Blog Hop
To be eligible for the grand prize drawing you must leave a comment for everyone and become a follower. The winner will be announced one week after the hop closes so that everything can be checked.

You should have just come from Tanya's blog. If you are just joining the hop and wish to start from the beginning, please visit Monica's blog.

The complete blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post.

Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a 3D project of some kind. So, this exciting hop will feature all sorts of great ideas for some unique projects and should be inspirational!! Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to show all the participants a little love.

I actually purchased the tutoria for this card holder from Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho. She has some amazing tutorials for sale there and I couldn't resist this one. It was so fun to make and surprisingly easy!






I'm so glad to have you visit my blog, I hope you enjoyed my p…

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday

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Be sure to check out my tip this week on Fantabulous Cricut! It's all about using the negatives!!! What in the world do I mean by that? Well come on over and see! Here's a little hint.

In Like a Lion

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Welcome to another Fantabulous Cricut blog challenge. This weeks challenge is called In Like a Lion. The challenge is simple; make a project using a any sort of cat, lion, tiger, etc on it. For my project I decided to use a lion.


This bookmark and the lion head on it, as well as the word all come from the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge. I was excited for this excuse to use the cartridge, because this is one that I haven't used all that much. It is one of my first cartridges and has since been overshadowed by all the newer ones. So, I pulled it out and made a cute lion bookmark! The paper used for this bookmark was DCWV's the Animal Crackers paper stack.
I hope you enjoyed my bookmark project, now I encourage you to create your own project and link it up at Fantabulous Cricut!

Shape Card Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Shape Card Blog Hop!  You should have just come from Ashley's blog. If you are just joining the hop and wish to start from the beginning, please visit Ashley's blog.
The complete blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post.

Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a shape card, meaning each card is not your traditional square greeting card. So, this exciting hop will feature all sorts of great ideas for nontraditional cards and should be inspirational!! Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to show all the participants a little love.

And, now for my shape card, actually cards since I ended up making two! The first card I made is pretty simple.



I made this card, orginally for a friend of mine to give to her sister. Well, I thought it was so cute I had to make one for myself! The frog came from the Pasiley Cricut Cartridge. Using my gyspy, I welded the two frogs together to create the card portion. The sentiment was cut out using the Once Upon a P…

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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Well, everyone I have some very exciting news - I am now a member of the Cooking With the Cricut design team. I'm so excited about this, as you all know that I am an avid fan of the working with the cricut machine in general. And now I have double the excuse to cricut create!!! This week is my first challenge for Cooking With the Cricut and the challenge is to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by creating a project featuring your favorite Dr. Seuss book or a project that encourages reading. I choose to do the second.


I used my gypsy to weld this picture together. The reading boy and girl come from the A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge, the books in the middle come from the Wrap It Up cartridge, and the sentiment comes from the Storybook Cartridge.



I though that this would be perfect to decorate our reading nook upstairs. I will hang it above the bookcase at a later date, only because we will start painting walls soon.
I hope you enjoyed this first project that I create for Cooki…

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday

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Hello everyone, I'm so excited - want to know why?  Of course you do, don't be silly! I have been asked to take over the Quick  Tip Tuesday post for Fantabulous Cricut! Here is a teaser and now come on over the Fantabulous Cricut blog to see what the tip is!




Liebster Blog Award and Winner of the Favorite Things Blog Hop!!!!

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Tiffany over at Creative Confessions of Tiffany Leola chose me for the Liebster Blog Award!! THANK YOU!!! My first ever blog award, so fun!  Check out her blog and become a follower! She does some pretty awesome work!!!

The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are unclear but the word translates from German as "darling" or "beloved". It's given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to generate some traffic for them.
Here are the guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award 1. Acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Give this award to 5 other bloggers, who must have less than 200 followers, and let them know through a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog
4. Best of all- bask in the glory, have fun, and share the love!
Okay, now to the best part! Here are the Five blogs I have chosen to receive this award:
1. Scrapsoul - Debby is a part of an awesome forum (Let's Scrap) that has really challenged me in the …

Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza

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Welcome to the Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza! You should have just come from Cely's blog. If you are just joining the hop and want to start from the beginning, please start at Dena's blog.This is going to be an amazing event!  Many of you are familiar with Oprah Winfrey's famous "Favorite Things" show where audience members walk away with an array of fabulous gifts.  It was always so fun to see how excited the audience members got with each giveaway.  Well, if you've always wished you could sit in the audience of one of those show tapings, we have the next best thing for you!

Each participant in this hop is going to share a favorite of hers.  It could be a craft-related item or a non-craft related item.  In addition to that, each blogger is giving away blog candy!  This means you have a chance to win at every stop!

Each blogger has her own rules for winning her blog candy, so please be sure to read the rules on each blog for a chance to win.

Wit…