Friday, March 30, 2012

Who wants Birthday Cake?

Happy Friday everyone! Yay! Im happy to finally get my weekend started. Later in the morning, my husband and I will be meeting up with my husband's co-workers to watch the movie "The Hunger Games!" Now, unfortunately I haven't read the book, but maybe I will have to now. Either way, I'm really excited to go watch it. So many fun things planned for me this weekend. On Saturday, I will be attending a Stampin Up Event called "Mommy and Me Card Class hosted by my fellow Die Cuttin Divas DT Member Nikki from Creations by Mommy. Since I am not a mom, I still wanted to attend. So I decided to take my niece Briana who is 8 years old and also love to join me sometimes in my craft room to make cards. So I call it an Auntie and Niece Day! Then on Sunday, I will be having a Craft Day at my house where my BFF's will be coming by to craft on anything they like. Wow! This shows how much I will be doing. One day, I do want to have a Crop Day for Blogger Friends who are in town or live locally. So we will see! I will start looking into that and let you all know. Alright, enough chit chatting, let's get to the card that I would love to showcase to you.

A week ago, one of my friends recently celebrated her birthday! I thought that it would be nice to mail out a card to her. My idea behind this card is that I wanted to create something not related to the cricut. I hope everyone likes it.

Birthday Card

 For my card, I used this beautiful Stampin Up Designer Paper. Then, I added some brown wood paper which describes the floor.

Then, I decided to create a table setting showcasing a Birthday Cake brad from the Eyelet Outlet Company.

 Then, I created this fun chandelier hanging above the dining table.

 After, I stamped a cat image onto white card stock. And I cut around it and placed it on top. Then I stamped the sentiment  of my card with My Pink Stamper: Sweet Goodness Stamp Set.

Materials Used:
Grey & Blue Card Stock
Stampin Up Paper
Cat Stamp
My Pink Stamper Sweet Goodness Stamp Set
Eyelet Outlet Company & Brad: Cake

That's it! I know my friend was probably happy when it arrived in the mail. May everyone have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baby Shower Card

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day! As I mention earlier this week, I worked on several cards/projects. So today I wanted to post a card that I made for a friend of mine who is having a Baby Shower next weekend. For this card, I wanted to create a Baby Mobile, which is like the ones that goes over all the crib. Hope everyone likes it.

Baby Shower Card

 Materials Used:
Blue & Purple Card Stock
Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots
Stampin Up: Fox & Friends Sentiment Stamp Set
3 Girl Jam Ribbon: Daffodil
Blue Button
Crafty Sprouts: Rock that Baby Bump Stamp Set 
Queen & Company: Spring Twine

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by tomorrow as I will post another card I've made. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas: Recipe Challenge

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.

Our challenge this week is called....
Recipe Challenge:
 Rosette, Ribbon and/or Rhinestones

Our Sponsor this week is: Cutters Creek

For my project, I made a Spring Theme Layout. I also decided to finally use my Sew & Easy accessories to create the stitching along the layout. Then, I made a flower by creating a Rosette. Im still learning how to make Rosettes so I do hope everyone likes it.

Materials Used:
8.5 x 11 Yellow Card Stock
8.5 x 11 Spotted Paper
Queen & Company Spring Twine
Sew & Easy Accessories
Wall Decor & More Cartridge: Butterfly Size 2
Green & Gold Stickles
Gold Rhinestones

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, March 26, 2012

Mickey Mouse Toon Town

Hi everyone! It's been a raining day here in Southern California. I've spent most of my day crafting. Therefore, this week I will be showcasing a project for the next few days. For this first project, my younger sister came over my house and wanted me to help create a Disney Layout for her since my sister and her boyfriend went to Disney two days ago. One of the many things she did was visiting Mickey Mouse at his house in Toon Town and took a picture with him which she will display later. I taught my sister how to layer the pieces on Mickey Mouse. Then, I wanted to add a boy and girl from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge as they hold a Caramel Apple. When this layout was eventually finished, I truly loved how it turned out. In the end, I wanted to keep it to myself. But, I know this is a great layout for my sister. I hope to help her make a few more layouts of her Day in Disney.

Mickey Mouse Layout

Materials Used:
12 x 12 Red Card Stock
12 x 12 Disney Paper
4 x 6 Picture Frame 
Cuttlebug Folder: Swiss Dots
Disney Sticker: Mickey Mouse
Red Spotted Dot Ribbon
Mickey Font Cartridge: Mickey Mouse Hat Size 1.5
Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge: Mickey Mouse 1 Size 6
Eyelet Outlet & Brad Company: Caramel Apples Brad

Entering into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts: Challenge #73: March Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you stop by tomorrow for Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge. Have a fabulous Monday my friends.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Girly You Rock!

Hi friends! I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. I've been enjoying my Spring Break So far. Last weekend my husband and I took off to Vegas for two days. We went to see the Blue Man Group at the Venetian. It was so much fun. Then, I've pretty much been busying cleaning the house and stuff. But, I finally got some time to work on a card.

Therefore, I wanted to share a card I made for my beautiful niece who I adore very much. She is in High School and I've got the chance to talk to her over the weekend as she needed someone to talk to.. So I took the time to make a card for her to remind her how awesome she is. I know she will love it.

Girly You Rock!

Materials Used:
Card Stock: White, Black, Red
Crafty Sprouts: Are Your Ready to Rock Stamp Set
Rock Princess Cartridge: Keri Size 4
Everyday Pop Up Cartridge: Chandelier Size 2.5
Stickles: Gold
Cuttlebug Folder: D'vine Swirl

Just a fun and simple card. I've know I could have added something more to the card but just couldn't figure what to add. Thank you for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps Grand Opening Announcement

Ginger Snap Scraps is a brand new online scrapbook store, run & owned by stay-at-home mom

She is having a Grand Opening Event on Friday, April 6. 
You can join the Facebook event by clicking here.

There will be free shipping on $25 orders for the grand opening weekend only!

Ginger Snap Scraps carries your favorite brands such as My Minds Eye, Provo Craft, Echo Park, Graphic 45, Zig, DCWV, Bo Bunny, La La Land, Peachy Keen, Riley & Co., Bella Blvd, Tim Holtz, Bazill, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee and many more!

ALL of the Cricut cartridges offered at Ginger Snap Scraps are $35 and under-all the time.

Please join the Facebook event to be eligible for giveaways and prizes on the day of the grand opening.

*Regular shipping at Ginger Snap Scraps is $5 flat rate shipping and $100 orders ship free.  You will earn 1 point towards every dollar you spend.  Once you reach 250 points you can redeem them for a $10 store credit.
Cori Wagner

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Guest Designer for Decorate to Celebrate: Easter Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am super excited and honored to be a Guest Designer for Decorate to Celebrate today! Easter is quickly approaching. How many of you have started thinking about what you plan to do on Easter Sunday with your little ones or for that day in general. Well look no further, over at Decorate to Celebrate, they have a great challenge taking place today. The theme is "Easter Party"(any decoration or party supply for an Easter Theme Party)!Please Note: No Cards or Layouts. Party Invitations and Place Cards are acceptable. Thank you.

Easter Theme Party Ideas:

When planning an Easter Party, you think about decorations, Easter baskets, Easter Treats, or yummy food to serve. For my project, I wanted to create an adorable centerpiece for the table where you will have all the yummy treats being served. I purchased this artificial tree at Target in the $1 bin. Then, I took a trip to the Dollar Store and purchase some Mini Easter Ornaments to hang up on the tree. They had a variety of cute ornaments. But my favorite were these Mini Easter Carrots and Mini Colorful Glitter Easter Eggs. Lastly, I cut out a Bunny at Size 4 using my Simply Charmed Cartridge and added it the center of the Easter Centerpiece.

For the Easter Party Favors, I purchased a set of Turquoise Pails from the Target $1 bin. Don't you just love the dollar section at Target. I definitely do. I placed some Easter grass inside and filled it with some goodies. Then, I cut a bunny once again from the Simply Charmed cartridge but at Size 5. Then I attached a Mini Carrot from the extras I had of the mini ornaments. I thought it turned out so cute.

Materials Used:
Simply Charmed Cartridge: Bunny p. 34 Size 4 and Size 5
White Jelly Roll Pen
Blue Pails
Mini Carrot Ornaments, Mini Egg Ornaments
Tree, Easter Grass, Easter Goodies

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I would also like to thank the Design Team at Decorate to Celebrate to have me as their Guest Designer. They are amazing ladies who provide great inspiration and ideas for these fun amazing challenges at their blog. Please be sure to participate in this fun challenge. We would love to check out what you have made. So hop on over to Decorate to Celebrate to link up your project. Also, I would love it if you visit the Design Team's blog and check out their amazing project. I look forward to visiting you all soon.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas: Music Challenge

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.

Our challenge this week is called....
Music Theme Challenge:
 Music in Our Schools Month

Since 1985, March has been filled with sound as music in our schools is celebrated around the nation. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, the event focuses the nation's attention on the need for and benefits of quality music education programs. Schools and community groups celebrate with creative activities and events, based on a designated theme.

Our Sponsor this week is: Circle B Enterprise

For my project, I made a simple hello card showcasing a young girl playing a Flute. She is probably singing a Hello Song. I used A Child's Year Cartridge. Hope you like it.

Materials Used:
Pink and Polka Dot Cardstock
A Child's Year Cartridge: Music p. 50 Size 4.5
Gold Stickles
Purple Striped Twine
Letter Embellishments

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.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Roar! The Circus is in town!

Happy Thursday everyone! I am officially on Spring Break. We start our one week vacation and return back to work the last week of March. I'm ready for some fun and relaxation. This Sunday, my husband and I will be taking a mini trip to Vegas so we are super excited. Plus, I also look forward to doing some crafting.

Anyways, enough about me. I got to spend sometime in my craft room as I listen to Pandora crafting. Here is this cute and fun 3-D Circus Train carrying a fearless Lion. Well not so fearless, I believe he is adorable. As I started to make this, I wasn't sure if I wanted it to be part of a card, but then I realize that wouldn't it be fun if it was 3-D. Even my husband loved how it turned out. Let me know what you think.

3-D Circus Lion

 To create this 3-D Circus Cart: I used the Everyday Pop Up Cards Cartridge where I cut out the Circus Cart at 4. I cut at least 2 of the first layer of the cart for the front and back cart. (Hope that made sense). Then, I used my Create a Critter Cartridge to cut out the Lion at Size 2. I used several pieces of blue paper and glued it to the sides and bottom of the cart for it too look 3-D. Then, I folded some paper for tabs to hold the lion. Once the lion was placed in the cart, I then added some doors to both side which were created with card stock. I added some Black Pearls as they represent the door handles.

 Then of course, I added some Prima Flowers to the cart.

Materials Used:
Create a Critter Cartridge: Lion Size 2
Everyday Pop Up Cards Cartridge: Circus p.66 Size 4
Prima Flowers
Black Pearls, Brown Pearls
Pop Up Dots
Card Stock

Entering in the Following Challenge:
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge #102: "In Like a Lion" Make a project with a Cat, Tiger, Lion, etc. 

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day everyone!