Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One last Ippity post!  I'm finishing off July with tags.  I am making tags for a swap on the Cricut MB and this butterfly makes them perfect.  This butterfly is quickly becoming my "go to" butterfly stamp.  On these tags I stamped the leaf swirl on the bottom and put stickles and bling in a couple of strategic spots.  Then, I stamped two butterflies on the top half of the tag and "colored" them in with Pink Stickles, and Diamond Stickles.  I've never done that before using just Stickles, but I really like how they turned out.  The pictures just don't do the sparkle justice, but my camera and the lighting in my craft space are just not cooperating!  LOL

Okay, well, I'm off to make 18 more of these for my swap.  I am using them to label the items in my swap.  Hope my Swap Sister likes them!

Hugs and happy crafting everyone!!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hello my friends!!  I hope today finds you well.  I've created two cards this time with my Ippity stamps, and I used a second stamp set for a different sentiment.  I've used the For You sentiment from the Fall for You Stamp set and the flower from the Now & Always Stamp set . 

The first card I stamped my images on patterened cardstock and cut them out and put them on a card front along with my layered sentiment.

I used glitter paper to give my card some sparkle.

The second card, I stamped on Copic compatible paper and colored with my copics.  Then I put them on pattered cardstock and put my sentiment on my card front.

Please let me know what you think!  Thanks!!!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Journal Prompt Swap on the Cricut MB

DiAnn is my partner on the journal prompt swap over on the Cricut MB.  This is the box and the journaling prompts that I made for her, along with the journaling spots.  I took the journaling prompts and folded them in half and put them in the box so she could randomly pick a prompt and use it for that layout. I tried to make them as general as possible so they would fit all different types of events.  I sure hope she likes it.

This is the top of the box.  I found the box at Hobby Lobby and was going to alter it, but I liked the pattern so much that I ended up just embelishing it a little.

These are all her journaling spots, the little notebook to write down her thoughts and the box holding her journaling prompts.  I didn't get any pics of the journaling prompts but they're just typed out on decoratively cuts of paper.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Here's this week's creation with the Ippity stamps.  This time I used this beautiful flower stamp and used it to emboss a pattern on my card.  I stamped it with Versa Mark ink, then used Martha Stewart embossing powder on the image.  Using white ribbon, I tied a bow at the top and put my sentiment on white cardstock, matting it on black.  Tell me what ya think!!

I also put some pearl bling on the corners of my sentiment.

You can see how shiny the embossed image is in this picture. 


Hanging Sign Swap

Hello everyone!  Hope your Wednesday is going fantastic!!  I am in the Hanging Sign swap over on the Cricut MB so I wanted to post the sign I made for planlady19.  She wanted Grammy's Room on it.  What do you think?


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ippity Stamps Guest Designer

Hello my dear friends!!  Hope everyone had a super day today!!  This month my friend Heather at Paper Crafters Anonymous asked me to be the Guest Designer for their Creative team for the I Heart {ippity} stamps.  They are super adorable stamps!!  This month I'll be working with the Now & Forever stamp set featured below.

I made this card using the cute butterfly and the sentiment "Thinking of you now and always".  Isn't the buttefly super cute!?!  I used Glossy Accents on my butterfly to give it some dimension on the card front.

Directions for my card:
1. Cut a card 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 out of Bazzill cardstock.  I love Bazzill cardstock!  As a matter of fact, it's just about the only cardstock I use.  I used Grenadine for the base of my card.
2.  Cut a piece of Bazzill cardstock for the middle layer 4 1/4 x 5 1/4.  I used Almond Cream.
3. Cut a piece of Bazzill cardstock for the outer layer 4 x 5.  I used Raspberry Splash.
4. Glue all the layers together with your favorite adhesive.
5. Using your favorite white inking pen, ink a "stitch" around the edge.
6. Stamp your butterfly image on the top right hand corner and using your favorite black liner, draw the flying pattern.
7. Cut out a strip of Bazzill cardstock about 1 inch by 4 inch to layer your sentiment on.  I used Guacamole from Bazzill, of course.....
8. Stamp your sentiment on a piece of white cardstock about 3/4 inch by 3 1/4 inch and adhere to the top of the green strip.
9.  Put Glossy Accents on the inside of your butterfly stamp for dimension.

I hope you love using the Ippity stamps as much as I do.  They are super cute!  Thanks for checking out my card!

Check out Stephanie's Blog over at The Arty Carty Blog

She's got some great Blog Candy available.  She's a fellow guest designer for Ippity Stamps and is SUPER talented!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's time to announce my Blog Candy Winner from the Jumpin June Bug Blog Hop!!! picked -
True Random Number Generator 17 

Lucky Number 17 which was...... Newbie2crafting! 

Here's what she said:

Newbie2crafting said...

I am a new follower, Thank you for the chance to win!

Dana send me your address so I can send you your bling!!!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Welcome to the Jumpin June Bug Blog Hop

If you got here from Crystal's blog over at Crystals Crafty Creations, then you're in the right place.  If not, please click on the link below for Julie's starting post at her blog My Little Corner. 
Well, my other pics didn't post right so let's try again.  Instead of the beach pics, I've chosen to post a couple of my projects for the Red, White & Blue swap on the Cricut Message Board.  I sure hope my secret sister likes them.  I LOVE playing around with these colors!!  I come from a military family, so trust me when I say these colors are all around my house!!  Enjoy!
This is an altered notebook I made for her.

A close up of the flag "bling".  I love this bling and I had to get several for myself when I picked this up.

This is a mini album that I altered for her.  Hopefully she takes lots of pictures at the 4th of July and can put them in here.

Here is the list of June Bugs participating in the Blog Hop:

Julie over at mylittlecorner 
Rhonda over at heart2handshighlights
Terri at planlady19
Cindy at
DeeAnn at
Crystal at crystalscraftycreations
Diana at
Janice at mylittlecraftincorner
KathyJo at
Amy at coveofcreativity 
Elia at divinescrapper
Jamie at
Kathy at heavenscreations

Cammi at cuttin-up 
Jana over at

As a way of saying thank you for visiting my blog and doin' the Blog Hop, I'm offering up some Blog Candy.  I have 3 packages of Recollections bling up for grabs! 

 "How do I win them?"  So glad you asked! First, leave me a comment about my summer time project.  Second, become a follower on my blog and then leave me a comment letting me know you're a follower.  So, that's two chances to win!  After the blog hop is over, I'll use to pick a winner.   Make sure you leave me a way to contact you so I can let you know if you're the lucky winner.

Next, go to Janice's blog over at My Little Craftin Corner.  

Happy Blog Hopping!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Vintage altered box over at the Cricut MB

Here are some pictures of the beautiful altered vintage box that Robin over at the Cricut MB sent me.  It's just beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice!  Thank you so much Robin!!!


And here are some goodies she included -

Stylish Blogger Award

Stylish Blogger Award

Wow! Thanks to Amy over at Cove of Creativity -!!! She just awarded me with a Stylish blogger award.  Thanks Amy!! 

To receive this award the rules to be followed are:

Step 1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award.
Step 2 - Share 8 random things about you.
Step 3 – Award 8 recently discovered bloggers with this award.
Step 4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they have won the award.

Here goes.. 8 Random things about me:
1. I'm happily married to the man of my dreams!!
2. I'm addicted to raisinettes.
3. I work with teenagers and LOVE it! 
4. My favorite color is red.
5. I like listening to music really loud when I'm by myself.
6. I love to sleep!!!!
7. I live by the motto - Life is short, enjoy it!!
8. I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren and love them dearly - most days, lol.

Ok... now who should I pass the award to???  To me, everyone I follow is a recently discovered blogger because I just recently started blogging.  So, who do I think is "stylish", well, here's my pick:
1. Erin at 
2. Donya at
3. Brenda at
4. Robin at
5. Aymee at
6. Terri at
7. Rhonda at
8. Becca at
Congrats ladies!!  I think your blogs are oh so chic and very "Stylish"!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wrinkled altered compostion book swap

I'm in Kathy's altered composition book swap on the Cricut MB and this is the notebook I'm sending to my partner, Connelle.  I sure hope she likes it.  She likes the Linen Closet paper stack so I used some paper from that line and I also made a pencil for her.  I was worried it would fit in a sharpener so I did one for myself and tried it out.  It fit in my sharpener so hopefully she'll be able to sharpen it, lol.  I also made the pearl strand long enough for her to use it to mark her page and added a heart charm to the end of it.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage Altered Box Swap

This is the box I made for my partner, RockinRobin.  I sure hope she likes it.  I like the way it turned out.  I also made her two tags and a dangle charm.  This is my first charm.  What do you think?  Now all I have to do is put some goodies in it and send it off to it's new home.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mini Mini Mini Paint Can Swap

This is the Mini Mini Paint Can that Crystal, Caitlynsmommy on the Cricut MB, sent me for this swap.  She filled it with pearls, a stick pin, ribbon and enamel accents.  It is so cute and matches my scrap room perfectly!!

Thanks so much Crystal!!


New to Blogging

After much trial and error, and more to come I'm sure, I'm starting my very own blog.  Yes, can you believe it??  I know, me neither!  But, here I am and hope to post my projects often.  I am a member of the Cricut Message Board and I want to use this blog as a way to show the wonderful projects I receive and to show the projects I complete for my scrappin' sisters as well.

So, let the games begin!