Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello Sunshine!

Hey, did you know that today is the start of a new challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2? Well, it is. And our wonderfully talented DT Sister Laura is hosting this week. She said to use a Cricut cut of a 'Sun' on our project. I decided to use both my Cricut and my Silhouette this week. Well, to be honest with you, I cheated a little. I already had this cute frog and mat cut out but didn't use it so decided it would work for this card. The sun is from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. You can find it on page 36. I cut it out at 1 1/2 inches. I coated it with Clear Wink of Stella Brush so it would sparkle. The frog is a Miss Kate Cuttables file and the mat is from the Silhouette online store. I coated the eyes with glossy accents and the crown with the Wink of Stella. I added some enamel dots from Doodlebug Design. The sentiment on the front is from the 'Simply Said' stamp set and the inside from the 'Toad-ally Awesome' stamp set. Both of these are from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. The pattern paper is some that I pulled out of my scrap bin.
Head on over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the creations made by my DT Sisters. Awesomeness for sure!!! While you are there read our rules in the sidebar. Then head to your crafty space and make a project using a Cricut cut of a sun. Can't wait to see what you make!!
I think I will give this card to our son for his birthday. It just happens to be next month.
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)




Saturday, August 16, 2014

School Bus!

Are ya'll ready for school to start back? I think some are already there. Our local schools started Wednesday. The grands weren't all happy about it, but the Moms sure were!!!
Today is my turn to showcase the Daily Project at Exploring Cricut and More. I decided to keep with our challenge theme this week. I found this great School Bus box in the Silhouette Store and just had to cut it to go with my School Bus Box Card. I really like how it turned out. It is by Snapdragon Snippets and is file #64211. I pulled up the tutorial to see how to put this thing together.
Have you entered our current challenge yet? If not, you still have time. Just create a Back to School project and link by 10pm, EST tonight.
Also, check out our daily projects. If you haven't been, you sure are missing out on some awesomeness for sure!!!
Well that is it for me today. I hope ya'll have a great weekend planned. I get to work all weekend. But hey, that's alright. Next weekend I'll be at the beach!!
Hope ya'll like my Bus Box!!!! :)




 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Boys!



Morning, morning!! Here we are at the half way point of the PDE 'Kid's Theme' Linky Party. That means you have one more week to create and link a project with a Kid's Theme.  For my project I made a couple of box cards. Two of our grandsons (brothers) play football. One for PeeWees and the other WeeWees. And they both happen to have the #70 on their jerseys!!. And both of their birthdays are next month. So I decided to make a Football Box Card for each of them. This file is by Lori Whitlock and is #60655 in the Silhouette Online Store. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out. The only thing that I did different is flip the sides that the helmet and football are on and to flip the papers. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot. I used the Tiny Tags 3 stamp set. I stamped them on a tag that I cut from the Tiny Tags Metal Dies that are also from My Craft Spot.
Hope you are planning to play along with us. Head on over to Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Parties and check out the rules and while you are there be sure to look at what my DT Sisters have made for some inspiration. Awesomenss for sure!!!
Can't wait to see what you make.
Hope ya'll like my box cards!!!! :)


 


 

Getting to Know Me Blog Hop

Morning. I was tagged by my friend Gloria. I'm so honored that she thought of me for this hop. Thank you Gloria. I joined Gloria's blog from the very start. She is very talented. We are on Mary's Cardz TV Design Team together. How about heading on over to her blog and checking out her creations. Just go here. You will not be disappointed.

This is a totally different type of blog hop. There are four questions that I will be answering. I'm good at thinking words but not as good about getting them written down. But I will do my best.
1. What am I working on?
I work a lot on design team projects. I work so it is sometimes hard to get any other crafting time
in. I try to make cards that I know I will be needing for occasions, like birthdays, etc. I did make
this card for the fun of it the other day that I haven't shown on my blog. I'm totally in love with
the box cards. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make this one. I know one of our granddaughters
will love getting this card.

 
 
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I think everyone's work if different. Each person has their own personality that shows through their work. I love the elaborate layout pages but I don't scrapbook elaborately. I'm more of a simple scrapbooker. Most of my cards are more on the simple side also. But I do like bling and action wobbles and glittery goodness. I just don't use them all of the time.



3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Crafting relaxes me and helps me get away from the everyday happenings. I love to just get in my crafty room, look at all of my papers, bling, etc. and think of what I will be creating next. I love to give a homemade card to my family members and friends. Makes me feel good to know that I made it and that they like what I make for them.



4. How does you writing/creating process work?
I'm not really sure how to answer this question. I think about the theme and then what cut I want to use, be it a Cricut, a Silhouette or a SVG cut. And I go from there. Sometimes it doesn't work out like I have it in my head, but most of the time it does. If it doesn't, I toss it in the recyle box and start over. Sometimes I savage it in some way.

I have tagged two wonderfully talented ladies. You will get to know them next Monday, August 18th.


 
Deanna and I serve on Mary-Cardz TV Design Team together. I love Deanna's style of crafting. She makes the most beautiful things. Head on over to her blog and check it out. You will love what you
see.
 
Shawnee of Sunshiny Cards
 
Shawnee is also on Mary's DT. I don't know how she finds time to craft with all she has on her plate. Children and children and children. And then school on top of that. I love Shawnee's style. And I think you will to if you head over to her blog and take a look.
 
Have a wonderful day everyone!!! :)

 

Apple for the Teacher

Morning. Hope you had a great weekend and are geared up for another challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2. Our wonderfully talented DT Sister Jaren is hosting this weeks challenge. She has challenged us to use a Cricut cut of an Apple on our project. I decided since it is back to school time that I would make a school related card. I cut the phrase from the Create-A-Friend cartridge. It can be found on page 16. I cut it out at 3 1/2 inches. I did a little doodling and coated the apple with some glossy accents. I brushed on some clear Wink of Stella on the stem and leaf. The bg paper is from the Echo Park-Paper & Glue 6x6 pad. I added some enamel dots in one corner on the front and the inside. The sentiment on the inside is from the 'School Days' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. Head on over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the projects that my DT Sisters made. Awesomeness for sure!!! While you are there check out the rules for our challenges in the side bar. Then head to your crafty space and create a project with a Cricut cut of an apple on it. Can't wait to see what you make!
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to School

Back to School-what musical words to some Mom's!!! They were to mine when the kids were starting to get on every ones nerves with their fighting from being around each other for to long. But now, I sure miss those same kids being young and being under foot. Well, I do until I really think hard about it!!!! :)
Our theme for our challenge over at Exploring Cricut and More this week is 'Back to School'. Just make any school related project. I found this great School Bus Box Card in the Silhouette Online Store. It is by Snapdragon Snippets and is file #63813. I totally love the box cards!!! And when I saw this one I knew it was just perfect for our 'Back to School' challenge this week. The kiddies around here will be boarding the school buses come Wednesday morning. Some are ready and some are not!!
I am really thrilled with how this turned out.
Now it is your turn. Head over to Exploring Cricut and More and check out what my DT Sisters have created. Awesomeness for sure!!! Then check the rules in the sidebar and head to your crafty space and create a 'Back to School' project to link. You will have until 10pm, EST, Saturday August 16th to link. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Hope ya'll like my latest box card!!!! :)






Sunday, August 3, 2014

Christmas In July Blog Hop Candy Winner

Sorry I'm so very late getting this posted. Had to work and just got home about an hour ago.
First of all I want to thank everyone who hopped along with us. Thank you all for the wonderful comments!!
The winner of the Hobby Lobby Gift card is:

 Jeri said...
Lovely cards. Will you e-mail the winner?
July 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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Congratulations Jeri!! Send me an email ( anmeron @ charter dot net )  with your mailing address and I get your gift card right out to you!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Merry Christmas......

Morning Crafty Friends!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking our my Daily Project for Exploring Cricut and More. I decided to keep with the Blog Hop and challenge theme and made another one of the Christmas Box Cards from SVG Cuts. I can't wait to have the time to make all of them! All of the papers are from older Christmas Stacks except the piece under Merry. It is from last year-open stock at Hobby Lobby. I coated 'Merry' in clear Wink of Stella Brush for some sparkle and the buttons are from My Mind's Eye-Follow Your Heart-Be Happy Buttons.
Guess that is it for me today. Hope you checked out our blog hop and have entered our challenge. You still have time. Link by 10pm. EST, tonight. Also, don't forget to check the Daily Projects that my DT Sister's present each day. If you don't, you are missing some awesomeness for sure!!!
Check back late Sunday for the winner of the blog candy that I'm offering from the blog hop.
Hope ya'll like my Christmas Box Card!!!! :)




Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday

Well, here it is, mid way through the current Linky Party at Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Parties. Are you ready to see what the mid DT Sisters have in store for you? Our Linky Party is '3 or More Pattern Papers'. One of our granddaughters recently had a birthday so I made her this super cute box card called Pinwheels. I got it from the Silhouette Store. It is file #59705 and is by Lori Whitlock. The dp are from Echo Park-Splendid Sunshine and Bo Bunny-Lemonade Stand 6x6 pads. I got Splendid Sunshine from Theresa-The Royal Castle Shoppe and Lemonade Stand from Bluemoon Scrapbooking. Both are wonderful places to purchase from. The sentiment is from the stamp set 'Tiny Tags 3' from My Craft Spot.
I hope ya plan on joining us for our Linky Party. Head on over to Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party and check out the creations that my DT Sisters have made. Awesomeness for sure!! While you are there check out the rules for our Linky Parties, then head to your crafty space and create something and link it up by Aug. 4th. I'm sure looking forward to seeing what you make!
Hope ya'll like my latest box card!!!! Oh, by the way, our granddaughter loved it!!!! :)






BZZZZZ!

Good morning everyone!!! We have another great challenge for you over at Bitten By The Bug 2. Our wonderfully talented leader Susan has challenged uw to make a project with a Cricut 'Bee' on it. I decided to use the cute bee from the Pooh and Friends cartridge. I cut the one on the front at 3 inches and the one on the inside at 2 1/4 inches. It can be found on page 16. The honeycomb can be found on page 17 and I cut the one on the front at 2 inches and the inside one at 1 1/2 inches. I added some clear Wink of Stella Brush to the wings and some bling to the antennas. I also glossy accented the eyes. I embossed the bg paper using the Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder. On the inside I used the Honeycomb Border embossing folder. The sentiments are from the 'Going Buggy' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. How about heading over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the projects that my DT Sisters made. Awesomeness for sure!!! While you are there, look in the sidebar and see what the rules for our challenges are. Then head to your crafty space and create a project using a Cricut 'Bee' and link it so we can come by and admire it.
I hope ya'll like my 'Bee' card!!!! :)



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Do you like blog hops. I sure do. They are always fun. We are having a 'Christmas in July Blog Hop' and challenge over at Exploring Cricut and More and we sure hope you plan on hopping along with us and joining our challenge. Now, if you are hopping and you came from Annette's blog, then you are in the right place, but if you just stopped by to see what I've been up to, why thank you. How about joining us for our blog hop. Head to Exploring Cricut and More and start at the very beginning. Don't miss any stops, there just might be some blog candy along the way. I know there will be at Exploring Cricut and More and I plan on having something to give away also. Just make sure you follow the rules that each have set up for a chance at the blog candy.
If you are a regular here, you know I have just fallen in love with the box cards. I think they are just fabulous. When I heard that SVG Cuts was coming out with some Christmas Box Cards, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on these files. How excited I was when I downloaded them and laid them out in my Silhouette program. If I had of had enough time, I would have cut them all, but alas, this thing called 'work' tends to get in my way. So for our blog hop I chose the Christmas Tree Box to showcase. I used Christmas stacks that I've have for years and I just love how it turned out. I used my Wink of Stella pens on the stars and tops of the ornaments. Gold for the stars and yellow for the tops of the ornaments. I added some Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles to the train. These are from the Birthday Boy set. I got these from The Royal Castle Shoppe. On the back panel I used the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. I can't remember the name of the embossing folder I used on the tree.
Well that is it. From here you will be heading over to Faith's blog. Don't miss anyone, because if you do, you will be missing some awesomeness for sure!!!
If you get lost, come back by and look below for the lineup.
Also, check out the blog candy I'm giving below the box card photos. You don't have to be a follower, but I do ask that you only comment once for the candy and have a U.S. address. I will post the winner late Sunday.
Hope ya'll like my Christmas Box Card!!!! :)




 
 
How about a $15 gift card from Hobby Lobby. Remember, only one comment and have a U.S. address. :)


Blog Hop Schedule

Annette www.mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com  

Sharon www.meemeescreations.blogspot.com   

Faith  www.thecraftingprofessor.blogspot.com  
     
Donna  www.wwwkindredkreations.blogspot.com     

Rae Ann  www.joyinart.blogspot.com 

Emily  www.emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com      

Michelle N  www.justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com 

Christi  www.tidbitsoftexas.com     

Liz  www.unikbyyes.blogspot.com            

Tina  www.thescrappinrabbit.blogspot.com 

Katrina  www.scrappyhorses.blogspot.com   

Michelle S  www.cricutcrazyscrapper.blogspot.com 

Diane  www.happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com     


Monday, July 21, 2014

Hoo's having.......

Morning Everyone!!! We had a wonderful weekend! Hope you did, too. I'm all ready for the new challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2. Our wonderfully talented DT Sister Maureen is our hostess for this weeks challenge. She has challenged us to use a Cricut cut of an Owl on our project. I pulled out the Kate's ABC's cartridge and cut this darling owl from page 39 at 3 inches. I then used the Pooh and Friends cartridge and cut the moon and stars from page 12 at 1 1/4 inches. I coated the stars and the whites of the owls eyes with my Wink of Stella clear brush. I used glossy accents on the leaves. I outlined the moon with a gold Wink of Stella pen. Since I'm always needing birthday cards, that's what I made this one into. The sentiment on the inside is from the 'For the Birds' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.
Head on over to Bitten by The Bug 2 and check out the owl projects that my DT Sister's made. Awesomeness for sure!!! Then read the rules for our challenges in the sidebar before heading to your crafty space to create your own owl project to link up. Can't wait to see what ya make!!
Hope ya'll like my owl birthday card!!!! :)