Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bloom!

I hope ya'll have a wonderful Easter and are now ready for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and More? Diane has issued a 'It's a Spring Thing' challenge. Make a card, layout or paper craft celebrating Spring and include at least one flower.
The Silhouette Store has this great 5x7 card by Snapdragon Snippets that I just love. It is file #57570. I thought it fit this challenge perfectly. I used my Cameo to cut everything out. It has two options for the card base. One with brad holes and one without. I chose the one without. And I just love the flowers. The lily is just the perfect shape and the other flowers complement it. I popped the sentiment piece up on one thickness of foam tape and added some orange rhinestones at each end. The sentiment on the inside is from the 'Rejoice' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps.
How about heading on over to Exploring Cricut and More and check out the 'Spring' creations that my DT Sisters made. Awesomeness for sure!!!!
Then head to your crafty space and create a Spring project and link it by 10pm, Saturday, April 26th. We so love to see what ya make.
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Giveway Alert

My awesome friend Sherrie is having a giveaway. She is giving away some great stuff!! See below. Head on over there and check it out.


 
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

DT Call-Pause Dream Enjoy

Check this out!! Would love to have you try out for our team. We have bunches of fun!!! See requirements below. :)

DT Call! Pause Dream Enjoy




We are having a Creative Team Call! For those interested in joining our team, send an email to Janis at    66cricket@gmail.com

  • Include 3 of your BEST projects you've created with links to your blog posts about them (any type of paper crafting project such as cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, etc.)
  • Tell me your current and past DTs you've been on (no past DT experience required)
  • Include in the email the type of project you like creating the most (cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, etc.)
  • Include basic info like your name, email, blog address, Facebook link, etc
Those interested must have an active blog and Facebook acct (either personal page or blog Like page on Facebook).

Requirements for those who make the team:
  • Linky parties are every other week. You must participate in at least every other linky party to stay active on the team (about once a month)
  • You will need to leave comment love on a portion of the submissions 
  • Good photos of your projects by the deadline
  • Promote the linky party on your Facebook page
Those accepted to the team:
  • DT button provided for your blog
  • Access to private Facebook group for all the news, reminders, etc
  • Chance to meet new crafters and enjoy the chatting in our private group!
I look forward to hearing from you! DT Call will stay open until positions are filled. Apply as soon as you can because we can't wait to hear from you!

:) Janis

Easter

Morning Folks!! Hope ya had a great weekend with beautiful weather. Our weather was most fabulous!!! High in the low 80's all weekend long!!!
Are you ready for a new challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2? Our wonderfully talented Brenda is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to make a project for Easter.
I went super simple with my card. I used the New Testament cartridge. I cut the Crosses on page 52 at 5 inches. All of the sentiments are from the 'Easter Blessings' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. The inside sentiment says: For I know that my Redeemer lives...Job 19:25. Told you it was super simple!
Now it's your turn to create an Easter project. Head over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the great projects that my DT Sisters made. Awesomeness for sure!! While you are there, check out the rules for our challenges in the sidebar. Then head to your crafty space and get to creating an Easter project and link it up by, well, Easter Day!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Treat Box

Well Saturday is here. How I wish I was off!!! But I'm not. I do have a project to share with ya though. It is my day to present the Daily Project at Exploring Cricut and More. I'm still working on Easter goodies for the grands. Today I used a clear plastic box from Jaded Blossom. Just scroll down the page a little when you get there and you will find them. I found this cute Chocolate Bunny in the Silhouette Store. It is file #2171. I think it is so cute with its pink ribbon around its neck. I used a small faux half pearl for the eye. The grass is from My Craft Spot Fancy Edges Metal Dies. The tag is from a Quick Kutz Tag Die. I tied it on with some Blossom twine from The Twinery. The sentiment is from the 'Happy Days' stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. I covered the back side of the box with a piece of dp from the Doodlebug Design-Springtime 6x6 pad. Then I filled it up with some candy.
Have you been checking out the Daily Projects that my DT Sisters have been presenting this week? If not, you have been missing out on some awesomeness for sure!!! And also, have you entered our challenge? You still have time. Just create a new project for Easter using at least one frame and one embellishment and then link it by 10pm., EST, tonight.
Well, that is it for me today. I'm hoping to be able to get into my crafty room this afternoon when I get home. That is, if it isn't a beautiful sunny day and I decide to spend it outside!!
Hope ya'll like my Easter Treat Box!!!! :)



Thursday, April 10, 2014

God Bless You!

Morning ya'll!!! Are you ready for another card challenge at Cardz TV? Mary has challenged up to make a card for Easter. I didn't want a cutesy card. So I got on the computer and started hunting in the Silhouette Store for some for Easter and was Religious. I found this awesome Easter Cross. It is file #56993 and is from Lisa Norris. I fell in love with it!!! The base is A2 size so it covers the front of the card. It has a stained glass look to it. I coated each of the rays with clear Wink of Stella Brush. The cross is fabulous with the drape on it. The sentiment is from the 'Count Your Blessings' stamp set. The inside sentiment is from the ,Easter Blessings, stamp set. You can find these and Mary's other fabulous Cardz TV Stamps by going here. A very simple, but I think, powerful card.
Head on over to Cardz TV and check out the Easter cards that my DT Sister's made. Awesomeness for sure!!! Then head to your crafty space and make one. Then link it by Sunday, April 24th. Can't wait to see what you create. And just maybe, you will be the lucky one to win a set of Mary's stamps!!!!
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Count Your Blessings Blog Hop Candy Winner

Well here I am finally to announce the winner of the Count Your Blessings Blog Candy that I'm giving away. I just want to thank everyone that came by, commented on my box card and chose to follow me. Thank you so very much!!! Now for the winner:

Random.org chose #47
bumblebee creations said...
I just love your box card!! I am seriously going to have to try making one!!  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Easter

Good Monday Morning everyone!!! Hope your weekend was wonderfully sunny and warm. Ours started out that way Saturday and then turned to rain Sunday. :(
Are y'all ready for a new challenge over at Exploring Cricut and More? Diane has challenged us to create a card, layout or paper craft for Easter. And you have to use at least one frame and one embellishment (buttons, brad, jewel, etc.). I decided to make a layout for this challenge. Shocked ya there didn't I?! I just want to be prepared for at least one of the Easter pictures that I'm hoping to get. I used my Silhouette Cameo for all of my cuts. And all of the cuts were bought in the Silhouette Store. I love this Frame. It is by Jamie Koay is file #17672. I think it is great cut in the purple. I added the white back so you can see the cutouts better. The Journal Card is by Sarah Hurley and is file #38618. The tulips are by Lisa Norris. I didn't cut the goofy face that went with it because I wanted to use these Peachy Keen Stamps face stamps. These are from the Piles of Smiles set. I used my white gel pen to white some eyes and a red glitter pen to redden some noses. And yeah, I smudged the top of one of them. That's cus I decided to stamp faces on them after the fact. Ya know, after I got the glued down and decided that they just need to have faces to make them super cute. I used some purple rhinestones from Hobby Lobby in the center of the full flowers for my embellishment. The bg paper is some open stock that I got at Hobby Lobby.
Well that is it. I hope you will head over to Exploring Cricut and More and check out the Easter projects that my DT Sisters made. You will see some awesomeness for sure!!!
Check out the rules for our challenges in the side bar, and then head to your crafty space and create a new project for Easter. You will have until 10pm, EST, Saturday, April 12th to link it up. Can't wait to see what you create!!
Hope ya'll like my Easter layout!!!





Friday, April 4, 2014

"Count Your Blessings" Card Blog Hop

Hello my Crafty Friends!!! If you got here from Debbie's, then you are in the right spot. Wasn't her card most fabulous?! If you just stopped by to say hi, well hello! How about joining us for our 'Count Your Blessings' card blog hop with Cardz TV. We are showcasing one of Mary's newest stamp sets, 'Count Your Blessings'. You can pick up your very own copy right here. You will want to start from the beginning at Mary's and hop right along. There just may be some candy along the way. Mary will be giving 2 sets of her stamps to one lucky winner that will be chosen by random.org. You do have to be a follower of Cardz TV.
Now for my project. I have fallen in love with the Box Cards. I think they are so cute. And they fit inside an A2 envelope!!!! I have bought every file that is in the Silhouette Store. And I plan on making every one of them at some point. For the blog hop, I have chosen the 'Birthday' box card. Seems like all of my fellow employees are having birthdays at once, so I want to be prepared. I cut it the size it comes in the file. This one is file #56156. I used this great Chevron papers from an Echo Park-Splendid Sunshine 6x6 paper pad for the bottom part of the box. Went with a solid green for the flaps and the back. The cake, present and stars are made from scraps from my scrap collection. I used my Clear Wink of Stella brush on the starts and candle flame. I did some doodling on the top flaps with my Clear Star Gel Pen. And the sentiment is of course from the 'Count Your Blessings' stamp set.
Now, I didn't take a picture of any blog candy, because I think I will give you a choice. You can choose one of Mary's stamp sets, I will purchase it and sent it to you. You will need to have a U.S. mailing address. You don't have to be a follower of my blog and I sure wouldn't turn you away. Please only leave one comment and leave me a way to get in touch with you to let you know if you win. I will use random.org to choose a winner and will announce the winner on Monday evening, April 7th.
Your next stop on the hop is Barbara. You are going to so love her card!!!
If you get lost along the way, you can just come back by here and check the list below the pictures and find you way.
Hope ya'll like my box card!!!! :)


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Sharon you are here
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easter Basket

Good morning everyone!! Don't know what happened to my post for Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party that started this morning. But anywho, here it is! Better late than never!! :)
Janis challenged us to make 3-D projects for this Linky Party. Since I'm trying to get stuff made for the grands, I make this super adorable Easter Basket. I used my Silhouette Cameo. The basket is from the Silhouette Store. It is file #56784. The Easter paper I used is open stock from Hobby Lobby. I got it last year, but while I was there yesterday, I noticed that they are still stocking it. Now, the little Bunny Nuggets pattern is from SVG Cutting Files called Nugget Heads. I think they are just adorable and perfect for an Easter Basket.
That is it for me today. Hop on over to Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party and check out what my DT Sister's made. Awesomeness for sure!!!! Then head to your crafty place and create a 3-D project and link it by Monday, April 14th. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
Hope ya'll like my Easter Basket!!!! :)

 



Monday, March 31, 2014

April Showers

Morning!! I have the great honor of hosting the challenge this week at Bitten By The Bug 2. The theme that I have chosen is 'April Showers'. Now let me explain. Make a card, layout or papercraft using a cricut cut for 'Rain, Baby, Wedding, etc. Shower.'
I decided to use an umbrella and flowers on my card. The umbrella and sun came from the Create A Critter cartridge. The umbrella is on page 31 and cut at 2.75 inches. The sun is on page 52 and cut at 1.25 inches. The flowers are from the Country Life cartridge. They can be found on page 73 and I cut them at 2 inches. The grass is a My Craft Spot Fancy Edges Thin Metal Die. The clouds were punched from 2 different size punches. The bg db is from the Echo Park-Splendid Sunshine 6x6 paper pad. The sentiments is from the 'Good Friends' Cardz TV stamp set. I popped the umbrella, sun and flowers up on one thickness of foam dots. The bling in the center of the flowers are from Recollections.
Head over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the creations that my DT Sister's made. Awesomeness for sure!!! While you are there check out the rules to our challenges in the sidebar. Then head to your crafty space and create a 'April Showers' project. Make sure you use a cricut cut. Then link by Sunday, April 6th. Can't wait to see what you make!!
Hope ya'll like my card!!!!! :)


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Birthday Fishes

Morning!! Hope your weekend is sunny and warm! Today is my turn to present the Daily Project at Exploring Cricut and More. I needed a birthday card for one of the guys at work. I found this really cute Fish in Bowl in the Silhouette Store. It is file #39243. I didn't cut the 'rocks' that go in the bottom. I decided to use some gemstones that I got at Hobby Lobby. I used some glossy accents and my clear Wink of Stella brush for some shine and sparkle. The sentiment is from the 'Little Critters' stamp set from Scrappy Moms. I think he liked the card when I gave it to him.
Have ya'll been checking out the Daily Projects? If not, I'm here to tell you that you are missing some awesomeness for sure!!! Also, if you haven't joined in on our current challenge, you still have time. Just create a Cricut Choice project using at least one cardstock and one pattern paper. Then link it by 10pm., EST tonight.
Hope ya'll like my card!!!! :)