Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blog Hop Winners

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for coming by over the weekend to check out the two hops I was in. I appreciate all of my new followers and already followers. Thank you so much for following my blog. I also want to thank Sylvia and Cori for having me be part of their hops. Without further ado, here are the winners of the hops.

The winner for the Baby Blog Hop chosen by Random.Org is.....

BloggerMonica said...
Super cute Patty! I love it!
February 25, 2012 3:24 PM
The winner for the Wilderness Blog Hop chosen by Random.Org is.....
Blogger Sue D. said...
Awesome way to decorate a canvas!! I am a follower. slrdowney at hotmail dot com
February 26, 2012 6:22 PM
Congrats ladies! I will be emailing you shortly to request for your mailing address so I can mail out your Surprise Goody Bag. You will have one week to claim your prize, if I do not hear from you, then I will have to select a new winner. Thank you again.
Have a great day everyone!

Born To Rock Birthday Card

Happy Leap Year Everyone! Wow, I can't believe how quickly February is ending and March is quickly approaching. Last night, my brother who is 2 years younger than me wanted to come over my house to teach him how to make a handmade card for his girlfriend. I told him, "Sure thing, come over and let's see what we can put together." You can say, it was definitely an adventure brainstorming the card he wanted to create. Of course my sweet brother had fun taking out all the cartridges and deciding which two he wanted, but leaving the rest of the cartridges laying out.LOL So you can just imagine what my craft room looks like now, which I decided to clean up later. Anywho, my brother came acrooss this great idea to create a card showcasing a doll with a great wardrobe of fabulous outfits that can be interchangable. He selected several outfits from the cartridge: Paper Dress Up Dolls and he added velcro to each outfit so that his girlfriend can change the outfit on the doll. What a smart idea. My sister-n-law who is my husband's sister was also there helping my brother give him ideas of what outfits he might want to select. Either way, I can say it was a group effort but overall, my brother made this card. I of course added the image for the front of the card using Rock Princess Cartridge. I know my brother's girlfriend will love the card he made her. Especially, because it was made by him and not by me. I was only there to guide him and supervise what he was doing.

Materials Used:
Purple Card Stock: 4.5 x 5-3/4
Stampin Up Card Stock paper 4 x 5.5
Rock Princess Cartridge: Nora size 3.5
Paper Dress Up Dolls Cartridge: Body Size 2.5, Prom Dress, Indian Dress, Pixie Dress, Dress-Size 2.5
Twine, White Jelly Roll Pen, Tiny Clothespin
Crafty Sprouts: Are you Ready to Rock Set
Circle Punch: 1-3/4

Thank you everyone for stopping by and checking out my brother's card. My day has been so busy that I apologize for not posting the winners yet for the blog hops of this weekend. I promise to post them as soon as Im able to. Thank you again and see you all soon.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas: Recipe #2

Welcome to Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge!

Happy Tuesday everyone! We love all the amazing projects everyone made last week. Now, we have a new challenge this week. We have a fun Recipe Challenge.

Our challenge this week is called....
Recipe Challenge: Fabric, Feathers, and/or Flowers
Be sure to include a die-cut in the challenge too.
How many people love to gather at home with friends and family for some drinks and yummy food. Well, wouldn't it be fun to create cute tags to those yummy drinks. I made this fun Martini Tag and loved adding stickles to make the olive stand out. I also loved adding the tulle to give it a great effect.Hope everyone likes it.
Martini Tag
Materials Used:
From My Kitchen Cartridge: Martini Size 2.5
Pink tulle
Queen & Company Brads: Heart
Stickles: Green.Gray
Prima Flowers

Hope you come by and visit the amazing projects the Design Team has made and also please check out their blogs and leave some love for them. We look forward to seeing what you will make.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fun Times at the Scrapbook Expo

Hi everyone! This weekend was so much fun as my friends and I planned a fun weekend attending the Scrapbook Expo. We did the Crop Night on Saturday which was filled with many ladies & gentlemen ready to scrap away. As I walked around to see the many things that people bring to the Crop Night, I was amazed to see everything they bring. At first I thought I brought alot, but I was wrong. It definitely was a fun Crop Night. Since the theme was Pampered Scrapper Crop Night, they brought in a Masseuse and someone who does manicures. But of course, it wasn't free! Either way, it was fun. Also, the Scrapbook Expo went around to interview those who were doing their first Crop Night there in Anaheim. My friends and I were interviewed so let's see if they posted it. LOL The following day we went shopping and I loved shopping on Sunday because it wasn't crowded and you were able to look at everything without bumping into people. I found some great stuff and did pretty well spending. I also ran into one of my blogger friends Tammy from Creations by Zajc. Overall, I had a fabulous time and here are a few photos of the fun filled weekend. I look forward to doing it again when they are down here in Ontario, CA.

 My Best Friend Marisela who is a wonderful crafter.
 My Bestie Veronica (Mommys Crafty Creations) and I ready to scrap away.
 Our table packed with everything we need to scrap away.
 Lots of crafters ready for a fun night to Crop.
 The BFF's ready to shop shop shop!
 Eyelet Outlet Company showcasing some amazing cards with the best brads ever.
 Lots of goodies I bought! 

Here is one of the Layouts I worked on at the Crop Event.
Glad to be able to scrapbook again.

Thank you all for stopping by. I will announce the winners to the Blog Hops that I took part in tomorrow. So please stay tuned. Also, for my friends who follow me on google friend connect, I would love it if you also follow me on Linky Followers just incase google connect goes away. Thank you and join metomorrow for another Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop

                              If you are looking for the Baby Blog Hop: Click Here

Welcome to Created By Cori's Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop!

In this hop, you will see projects featuring Cricut cartridges using all things found in the Wonderful Wilderness!  We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

If you have just hopped onto the tour, please start at
If you came from Lisa then you are in the right place!

I'm never been to the wilderness or camping in the woods for that matter. I've always wanted to try it but I always had the fear that bears or coyotes would attack. LOL But, I do have to face my fears sometime. With that said, I wanted to try something new that describes the wilderness in a whole different way. I wanted to create something using a canvas with Cricut Images. In this canvas, I displayed a setting with what I think happens in the wilderness. Often people would fish by the lake, as wood creatures come out to say "Hello" in their own unique way. For this, I decided to place a rabbit fishing by the lake in the woods as the rabbit and deer glance at him. I really enjoyed creating something using a canvas. This is perfect to display on your walls at home. I plan on purchasing more canvases and creating more projects that can even be given as gifts. Hope everyone likes it. 

 Fishing by the Lake

Materials Used:
11 in. x 14 in. Canvas
Campin' Critters Cartridge: Lake pg 64 Size 6.5, Deer pg 24 Size 4
Hello Kitty Salutations Greetings Cartridge: Clouds Size 2.5
Stampin Up: Forest Friends Stamp Set
Cuttlebug Folders: D'vine Swirls, Flowers

 Who would love to win some Blog Candy?

Since I am at the Scrapbook Expo this weekend,
One lucky winner will win a Surprise Goody Bag of items I get from the Expo.
Here is what you need to do:
Winner will be announced Tuesday, February 28th.
Enter no later than Monday, February 27th by 11:59 pm PST. 
1. Become a follower, (if not already) and let me know you are.
2. Leave a comment and your email address incase you are the lucky winner.

That's it! Easy Peasy!

While you were wondering through the woods, a Giveaway came out of hibernation!  For this weekends blog hop, Created By Cori is giving away a Chore Chart Cricut cartridge. 
 to enter to win this cartridge, make sure you head to Created By Cori and become a follower, then leave a message at the Wonderful Wilderness Blog Hop post!

Your next stop on the Wonderful Wilderness hop is Amanda.

If you get lost in the woods during this hop, here is the blog hop list to help you find your way!
Thank you for hopping along, we hope you have found lots of inspiration from our Wonderful Wilderness blog hop!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Baby Blog Hop

Welcome to the Baby Blog Hop!
Welcome to my blog and the baby blog hop. Are you a soon to be mommy, an already mommy, or a friend who is planning a baby shower party but don't know where to start. Will look no further, as this hop will provide ideas and inspirations on Baby Decor, Cards, and more.
 If you would like to start from the beginning, please start at  If you just came by Sandy, then you are in the right place.
For my project, I wanted to create a fun favor for a baby shower party or it could even be as a gift for a soon to be mommy. I created this adorable baby ornament. I purchased several ornaments during the After Christmas Sale, and I thought, wouldn't be a good idea to create these adorable baby shower favors using an ornament. So I decided to take a clear plastic ornament and fill it with beautiful Prima flowers. Then, I took some Tulle and stuffed it in a bit before I place the cover of the ornament. Then, I used my new Baby Steps Cartridge and cut the baby girl image cut on page 22. Then, I used a set of the Crafty Sprouts Stamp Set: Rock that Baby Bump and stamped the sentiment: "Coming Soon: to a cradle near you." I thought that was the perfect saying for this favor. Then I hot glued the baby girl onto the ornament with the saying underneath her. I then attached a piece of Pink Spool Ribbon for the holder of the ornament. Such a cute and fun favor to give out.

Baby Girl Ornament Favor

Baby Steps Cartridge: BabyGirl2 pg 22 Size 3
Clear Ornament
Prima Flowers
Pink Spool Ribbon
My Crafty Sprouts: Rock that Baby Bump Stamp Set
Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots

 Who would love to win some Blog Candy?

Since I am at the Scrapbook Expo this weekend,
One lucky winner will win a Surprise Goody Bag of items I get from the Expo.
Here is what you need to do:
Winner will be announced Tuesday, February 28th.
Enter no later than Sunday, February 26th by 11:59 pm PST. 
1. Become a follower, (if not already) and let me know you are.
2. Leave a comment and your email address incase you are the lucky winner.

That's it! Easy Peasy!
Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you all soon. Now, please hop on over to Gaby's Blog
Baby Blog Hop Line Up: 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Scrapbook Expo Weekend/ Blog Hops Annoucements

Hi everyone! I'm super excited because this weekend, my friends and I will be having a Girls Weekend Getaway as we head to Anaheim for the Scrapbook Expo. We are going to be doing the Crop Night tomorrow and shopping on Sunday. Here's hoping I find some great goodies. Im packed and ready to go. Based on this photo:
"Can you say Overload!" LOL 

I try to make sure not too take much. Is this normal or do people take more than me. In a way I feel like going through everything again and taking stuff out. Oh well, it is what it is. haha.. Im just super excited.I promise to post pictures of my fun weekend when I return.

However, I also want to let you know of 2 Blog Hops I am participating this weekend.I would really love it if you stop by and check them out. I will be having giveaways. Since I am going to the expo, I will get some goodies for the Surprise Blog Candy Giveaway for both Hops.

The first Blog Hop is the Baby Blog Hop which takes place tomorrow. It will be with fun Baby Theme Ideas and Inspirations.

The Second Blog Hop is the Wilderness Blog Hop which takes place tomorrow. It will be with fun Ideas and Inspirations about being in the Wilderness.

That's it friends! hope everyone has a great evening. Hope to run into some of my blogger friends tomorrow at the Expo. Take care!

P.S. Due to the rumour about Google Connect going away which again Im not sure if it is or not. I wanted to play it safe and added The Linky Friends Tool! I would really love it if you follow me there too just incase they do decide to remove the Google Connect. I wouldn't want to miss contact with my followers. So please follow me there too. And I will do the same for all of you. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Die Cuttin Diva's Favorite Cartridge Spotlight

     If you are looking for the Cricut Craft Creations:     Click Here                        

                                                     Hello my friends! It's Patty!

I'm here today at the Die Cuttin' Divas blog to showcase a cartridge that I recently purchase a month ago and have been dying to finally try it out. This cartridge has so many adorable images which go perfectly for baby shower party decor, invitations, layouts, and more. This cartridge is perfect for those who are becoming first time mommies. I am not a mommy yet but hopefully one day I will be blessed with a family. But for now, I enjoy creating cards for friends of mines who are blessed with a new addition to their family.  This cartridge has adorable baby boy and baby girl cuts, as well as things that babies need. 

Pics courtesy of

Here is a Baby Boy Layout I made for a picture to be included of a baby ready for Nap Time.

 Materials Used:
Black 12 x 12 Card Stock
Light Gray 8.5 x 11
Baby Steps Cartridge: MoonBby2 Size 3 pg. 44, Phrase: Nap Time Size 3 pg. 45
Stickles: Blue, Gray
Queen & Company: Stars Ribbon

Here is another card I made a while back using this cartridge:

 Hope that you take advantage and add this cartridge on your wishlist. Thank you and hope you enjoyed my Showcase Today!

Don't Forget our Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge this week: Favorite Pet
Create a project showing your love for your adorable pet!

Always remember:
Live, Laugh, Create

Creative Diva

Crafty Cutters Creations Blog Hop: Day4

Welcome to the Crafty Cutters Creations blog hop!
Each day this week, the wonderful ladies of this group will be showing you one of their creations. Please come back each day this week to see more great projects!

If you came from Rhonda's blog, then you are in the right place! If not, please start with Marji which that is where our hop starts.

For my project, I made a birthday card using one of my Cartridges: Robotz . I decided to go with this fun Robot.

                                                           "B is for Birthday!"

 Materials Used:
Robotz Cartridge: Robot18 pg 45 Size 4
Stickles: Blue, Gray, Yellow
Stampin Up"Party Hearty Stamp Set
Black, Blue Card Stock
Guy Paper Stack

Your next stop on the hop is Lisa.

Here is the complete list for Thursday's hop in case you get lost!

Marji -
Carla ~
Eva -
Rhonda -
Lisa -
Gina -

Please come back each day this week to see more creations from the Crafty Cutters Creations Group!

Do you want to join the Crafty Cricut Creations Group on Facebook? Click here!

Entering into the following challenges:
More Than Favors: Wacky Wednesday #65: Create a project as long as it has circles.