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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Make Me Laugh

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 Cricut blog for your chance to win this weeks prize!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday!

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.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Out Like A Lamb

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! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Singing In The Rain

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:
  1. 3 Birds On Parade - raindrops and embossed them
  2. Nate's ABCs - umbrella and boots
  3. Once Upon A Princess - sentiment
  4. Storybook - journal box
The 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 a great prize this week!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Quick Tip Tuesday on the Fantabulous Cricut Blog

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!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

All About 3D Hop



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 project! Now it's time to hop on over Stephanie's blog and see what she made for the hop!

The LineUp:

Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
Haidee-http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
Tanya- http://scrappyscavenger.blogspot.com/
Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/          YOU ARE HERE
Stephanie: http://www.whimsical-designs.com/
Anita  http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Yvette http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Jessica - http://thecrafterscottage.blogspot.com/
Lisa P. - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Erica- http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday

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.

Monday, March 12, 2012

In Like a Lion

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!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shape Card Blog Hop


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 Princess Cricut Cartridge and the stamped sentiment (it's your day) came from Stampin Up!


This card came completely from the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge. I used one of the card features for the card base and then added the diecut as well as the sentiment. Finished off the card with a little fiber embellishment for fun.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please hop on over to Ellen's blog next to see what she has to share with you!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the blog hop!!!


    1. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
    2. Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/                YOU ARE HERE
    3. Ellen - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
    4. Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
    5. Sam- http://scrappingwithpirkie.blogspot.com/
    6. Haidee-http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
    7. Melissa- http://timeweavers.wordpress.com/
    8. Claire - http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com/
    9. Liz Mullen- http://scrapiliciouslife.blogspot.com/
    10. Doris Parker - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/
    11. Tina - http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/
    12. Janet Royer- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
    13. Nicolette- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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 Cooking With the Cricut. Now I challenge you to create something and link it up on the blog!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut - Quick Tip Tuesday

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
blog to see what the tip is!





Monday, March 5, 2012

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

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 past and continues to do so.  I can always find some great inspiration on her blog! I definitely think that she deserves this award and some recognition! 

2. As The Cricut Cuts - Mom to Five definitely deserves this award for some awesome work that she has up on her blog!!! Check this lady out, cause she has some serious talent!!

3. GeorgiesMom - because she has some awesome cards on her blog that I totally want to scraplift! She does great work with stamps and cricut cuts! Check her out!

4. Greatful Creations - Bonita has some awesome cards on her blog as well. I think they are totally worth a look! Gotta love all the butterflys and flowers. Not mention all the scripture sentiment cards! I'm a fan!

and last but not least!!!

5. Melanie Makes - She is a fellow design team member on Fantabulous Cricut and her work speaks for itself. Get a look at her blog and get some fantastic inspiration!

 Again, a shout out to Tiffany over at Creative Confessions of Tiffany Leola for my first ever blog award!!! Thank you!
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First of all the winner of the My Favorite Things Blog Hop blog candy, who will be receiving the Basketball Cricut Solutions Cartridge is:

Am already a follower. I like the colors you chose for your work of art. I am sure it wil enhance what ever else you put up.

marg0006@verizon.net
Loving Scrapper101

Congratulations!!!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza

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.

Without further ado, here is the project I created for this hop:


I have been wanting to make this for my scrap room for quite awhile now and I thought that this hop would be the perfect motivation!!! I just went to Michaels and bought a large blank canvas, with a coupon of course. I painted it pink and then used brown vinyl to decorate. The Scrap Queen title comes from the Lovely Floral Cricut Lite Cartridge, the corners come from the Home Accents Cartridge and the scissors come from the Wall Decor and More Cart.
I love how this turned out! Below is a pic of the canvas hanging in my scrap room. Yes, I plan to do more on that wall. I'm thinking maybe a couple of smaller canvas with I don't know what yet on them. :) I guess you'll just have to keep checking in with me to see how it goes!


And here's the candy!


So for this hop we are supposed to give away something that represents our "favorite thing". My cricut is my favorite thing right now, so I figured I had better give a cartridge away. This one is the Basketball Cricut Solutions Cartridge.
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To win this candy:
Become a follower and
Leave a comment under this post 
(don't forget to tell me if you became a follower)

Please make sure you leave someway of getting in touch with you, in case your the winner!
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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today. Please be sure to hop on over to Ellen's blog to see what she has to share with you and for more blog candy fun! Happy hopping and good luck to you!

Below is the entire blog hop lineup in case you lose your way:


Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Lisa L.- http://craftylam.blogspot.com/
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Paula D. http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/
Cely - http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com/
Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/    You are here!
Ellen - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
Shannon -http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Liz -http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com/
Wendy -http://gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Ashley W.--http://proudusmcwife415.blogspot.com/