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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! It's that time of week again were we get to do a challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut blog!

The challenge this week is to create a project using the color red plus a flag, military symbol, or poppy on it.  Here's my creation!


I looked through my cartridges and finally decided that I had to use an image from the A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge, one of my favorites! I loved this one with two children running with the flags. The sentiment came from the Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge. I then added some bling just to give it a nice touch, cause I love bling! The paper comes from one of my favorite DCWV paper stacks, The Green Stack. I love this paper and use it often!

Now it's your turn, create a project and upload it to the Fantabulous Cricut blog!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tiara's

It's once again time for a fabulous challenge from the Cookin With Cricut blog. This is a week long Blogaversary celebration where you will see some awesome projects all week long. Today we were asked to create a project using a Tiara – we must use a tiara or crown on your project. No sweat. I had created a door sign for my son's room awhile back and now was the perfect time to create on for my daughter. If you would like to see my son's, click HERE when you have finished looking at this post.

Take a look at what I created for my daughter's door sign!



Thank you for checking out my project and now it is your turn - create your own masterpeice and upload it at the Cookin With Cricut blog.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

PINKALICIOUS!

This is a week long Blogaversary celebration where you will see some awesome projects all week long.

It is Wednesday and that means it's time for the Cookin With Cricut wednesday challenge.
This weeks theme is Pinkalicious. We are asked to create a project using your favorite shade of pink with satin-ribbons, fabric and/or flowers. This is the perfect theme for me as pink is one of my favorite colors and it gave me an excuse to create something for my daughter!

Here is what I came up with:


Grace need an extra thank you card to give to a family member to thank them for a birthday gift. Her theme was Tinkerbell, which is the cartridge I used to make this thank you card. To meet the challenge requirements I added a double layered prima flower held together with a heart brad in the upper left corner of the card. I think it finished off the card perfectly! The paper comes from the My Mind's Eye Party Time paper stack.

Now it is your turn to go Pinkalicious and upload your creation to Cookin With Cricut!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Quick Tip Tuesday!

It's time for another tip so head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut blog to see what it's all about this week! Here's a hint!



Sunday, May 20, 2012

Create A Critter Blog Hop Day 2!

Welcome to the second day of Create A Critter Blog Hop! 
You should have just come from Tanner'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 project made using the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge So, this exciting hop will feature all sorts of great ideas for using this great cartridge 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 project! I decided to make a fun card using one of the critters from the cartridge. The background pattern paper comes from the DCWV Animal Crackers Stack.


Isn't he the cutest nut ever? And, in case you can't read the sentiment it says "This news is sure to MAKE YOU NUTS"

Now leave some love and don't forget our sponsor!

Ginger Snap Scraps
$10 gift certificate to store


Your next stop is Rachelle's blog!

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/    YOU ARE HERE


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Create A Critter Blog Hop Day 1!

Welcome to the Create A Critter Blog Hop! 
You should have just come from Tanner'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 project made using the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge So, this exciting hop will feature all sorts of great ideas for using this great cartridge 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 project! I decided to try my hand at making a Cascade Card. You can find a tutorial to make your own cascade card at
Cards, Crafts, and Kids Projects!

 


This card was so much fun to make! The paper comes from the DCWV The Green Stack. And, the best part is I think it doubles as some room decor!

Now leave some love and don't forget that this is a two day hop! See you tomorrow!
And YAY for our sponsor!

Ginger Snap Scraps
$10 gift certificate to store


Your next stop is Rachelle's blog!
Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Nicolette- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Tanner - http://www.mrcricutcrazy.com/
Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/    YOU ARE HERE
Rachelle - http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
nikki- http://creationsbymommy.com/
Haidee: http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
Kathy: http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com/
Monica http://www.monicascreativemadness.com/
Jamie - http://jamielindstromdesigns.com/
Jamie- http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com/
CallyAnn-http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Dena: http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Sheila http://2pawprints.blogspot.com/
Angela-http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quick Tip Tuesday

Here's a clue for this weeks Quick Tip Tuesday! Come on over to the Fantabulous Cricut blog to see what its all about!!!!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Abusive Relationship Awareness Blog Hop



Welcome to the Abusive Relationship Awareness Blog Hop. While this may not be your typical blog hop theme, we decided to put together this hop in order to shed light on a topic that often goes unspoken about, when the truth is many of us have either been in an abusive relationship or know of someone who has. We're here not to celebrate abusive relationships, but to bring hope to those who have been firsthand or secondhand victims and to provide awareness to help put an end to this growing problem. 


All of our projects showcased in this hop have something to do with hope, love, and encouragement. The color for domestic violence is purple, and as you'll see purple was used on many of our projects.




For my project, I created....



A "Let's Connect" journal. A place where my husband and I can leave each other messages, telling each other how we feel about whatever is going on. It's a safe place to share. We started this journal when we first got married. I decided to embellish the journal for this hop. The paper comes from the My Mind's Eye Love Nest paper stack. I used the New Testament Cricut Cartridge for the fish with the word love in it. I decided to use this as a reminder to both my husband and I how important it is to keep the Lord in our relationship. When things get tough we need to remember Who is in control and Who we need to turn to for help when we are stressed out! The tag is stamped with an Inkadinkado stamp and this reminds us that we need to date, to spend time together if we are to remain close and intimate in our marriage.
I decided to do this hop, not because I have been or am in an abusive relationship, but because I believe that is is so important to take of the marriage relationship and that it is extremely important for both people to take care of each other. Abuse in any form within a marriage is not ok!

 
To help promote awareness for abusive relationships, eleven sponsors have been kind enough to offer almost $200 worth of prizes to those who participate in the blog hop. Yes, you read that correctly, there will be 11 PRIZE WINNERS. Let's see what prizes are being offered...



Paper Piecings By Nikki - $15 Gift Certificate
Shelly's Images - $9 Gift Certificate

Designs on Cloud 9 - $20 Gift Certificate
Scraptastical Kreations - $20 Gift Certificate

Digital Delights - $10 Gift Certificate

The Robin's Nest - $20 Gift Certificate
Di's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Certificate
Close To My Heart - $10 Gift Certificate
Quick Quotes - $15 Gift Certificate

Perfect Paper Crafting - $30 Gift Certificate
Erica's Craft Room - $25 Gift Certificate

Here's what you have to do to be eligible to win any of these fabulous prizes:
1.) Leave a comment on each blog in the hop
2.) Become a follower of each blog if you aren't already

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Made Especially For You on Friday May 20th. Comments after Thursday May 19th will NOT be eligible to win any of the prizes. 

Winners should contact Ashley at: especiallymadeblog@gmail.com

Your next stop is Tahi's blog! Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Jamie A - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/   YOU ARE HERE!

Thank you so much for joining us! Be sure to check out the following links for more information on how you can help to prevent and bring awareness to abusive relationships and domestic violence. 

Prom-enade

It's that time again, for a challenge from Fantabulous Cricut!

This week we are asked to create a project using a tux/dress or prom/dance theme. This was a fun one for me, as my daughter is taking dance lessons right now. So cute! I decided to create a scrapbook layout for my project featuring my daughter at her first dance class.


For this layout I used the Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge to create my title and the little dancer next to it. I glammed it up with a little bit of glitter for a very simple but cute layout. The paper comes from The Paper Studio Uptown Flair paper stack. 

Now it is your turn! Upload your "Prom-enade" project to Fantabulous Cricut! See you there!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day: A Gift Idea From Me

This week at Cooking With Cricut we are challenged to come up with a gift idea for Mother's Day. The catch? No cards allowed. Thats ok, because lately doing 3D projects have been very intriguing for me. So for this challenge I decided to 3D it.


Using the Tags, Bags, and Boxes Cricut Cartridge I cut out this adorable purse. I embellished it with a flower and brad and used fiber as my handle. The paper comes from the DCWV La Creme stack. Now I have a very cute gift purse to fill up with some fun chocolate goodies and maybe even a coffee card! The nice thing about this gift purse is that its stands on its own, which makes it perfect to display on a shelf in your home. So, it's not only a gift box/purse but it's also home decor! Love it!

Now it's your turn, what non card project can you come up with? Upload it to Cooking With Cricut this week and see if you can take the prize!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Day!

If you are looking for the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl click HERE

It's Teacher Appreciation Day at Cooking With Cricut and that also means it's time for challenge 84!!!! This week the challenge is to create a card or gift for your favorite teacher and let them know that you care! Well, my daughter has a wonderful preschool teacher and I figured this challenge was the perfect opportunity to make a gift for her!

The below project comes from a tutorial that I purchased from Inking Idaho, one of my favorite tutorial sites. She does amazing work with paper and I only wish I could come up ideas like this - well maybe I could but why when I can make her fabulous ideas!

Enjoy my project!








This desk organizer will be perfect to house those extra pencils and scissors and notes that are lying around the room. I added my own touch to the creation by make the blue inserts on the left and right dividers. This way she has a storage place for smaller objecs like rubber bands or paper clips, as well as making it easier to store pencils and pens. I even added labels to each divider to give her an idea of what she could use the organizer for.

The labels were cut using the A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge and the design on the blue cardstock inserts and backing were punched using a Martha Stewart border punch.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project. Now it's your turn to upload your own teacher card or gift to Cooking With Cricut!