Saturday, April 30, 2011

Throwback Thursday

Hello, Emma over at My Creative Time is having a 3-D challenge! You can create any 3-D item such as gift card sets, gift bags, treat bags etc. but you must use ANY OLDER cartridge of your choice. My son is graduating from Pre-school in a few weeks. Yes... we are so proud! LOL. No, we really are, we were told he is the most polite child at the school! As parents we felt like we got an "A+"! So I have decided to make something VERY simple and easy! Why? I , like many of you, spend hours on projects for people who truly will appreciate them. But for 4 and 5 year old children to rip them apart to get to the goodies... I really needed to keep it simple! I have to say these are cute and the kids will love the mini M& M's inside. I used Emma's Follow Your Dream stamps, The Twinery twine, Locker Talk and Stampin Up die! You can't tell in the pictures but I layered the graduation cap and put foam in between to give it some dimension. I hope you enjoy~ my camera is not taking the best pictures today so please bare with me!

Only 17 more to make! Again easy, fun, and simple! Emma you rock with this set too!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday ~ It's A Royal Celebration

Hello and welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge and this week it's all about the Royal Wedding! Well unless you have been under a rock, Prince William and Kate are getting married! Let me start off by telling you how excited I am for them and how excited I was to do this challenge! I just adored Princess Diana! I stayed up to watch Prince Charles and Princess Diana get married. I hope my eyes stay awake to see Prince William and Kate get married too! His Mum would have loved to see this day but I am sure she is up there watching and protecting them.
So for my card I tried to keep it as royal, elegant and simple as possible. I stayed with blues, grays and silver. I cut my wedding dress from the Sweethearts cartridge. I used my Cuttlebug Frills folder for the bottom layer of the dress. The top layer of the wedding dress I ran through my Zyron, so I could cover it with jewelry and micro beads. I also used my Market Street Stamps "Vintage Wallpaper" for my background. I LOVE this stamp! My sentiment is from PTI "Ribbon Tails". I added some tulle ,a little embellishment and here you have it!  I really like how this turned out!
Please be sure to hop on over to Whimsical Wednesday blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. You will find the link there to enter your porject for this challenge. I can't wait to see what you will create!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday

Hello ~ I just wanted to remind everyone to head over to Whimsical Wednesdays for their current challenge! I am sure that my fellow Design Team members have something inspiring and amazing to share with us! So go over check out the details, share some love and play along!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. I would like to Thank Stephanie for allowing me to be a part of this incredible challenge blog and team. If you are new to Whimsical Wednesdays we have a scrapbooking challenge the first Wednesday of every month, and then other paper crafting projects each Wednesday for the rest of the month. This week our challenge is April Showers bring May flowers. We were asked to use at least one of the following elements: umbrella, rain boots, rain drops or flowers. Well if you have been to my blog lately, FLOWERS are on my mind! So here is my take on the challenge.

I really had a lot of fun with this card! I chose to put flowers in my umbrella. I cut my umbrella twice from the Sweetheart Cartridge. I taped the sides and edges of the umbrella so I can stuff it with tissue paper to puff it up. It made is easier to stuff my little flowers inside.  I made my flowers with strips of plain white paper and inked them. My choice of paper colors for my base of the card is my parent's high school colors: Purple, Yellow/Gold and white. Obviously this is for my Mom ~ she really needs some extra love right now. I also used Emma's, My Creative Time,  "Mom You Rock" stamps set. I LOVE this stamp set... okay I LOVE them ALL.

This week our challenge is being sponsored by the AMAZING Emma over at My Creative Time and has generously donated her stamp set "Mom You Rock" for the giveaway. I was so thrilled that I chose to use this stamp set for my project. Please be sure to hop over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I am sure their projects are amazing and inspiring. You will find the link there to enter your project for this challenge, and the guidelines. We can't see what you will create.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Throwback Thursday ~ Cricut~ Less Challenge

Emma over at My Creative Time is having her Throwback Thursday Challenge. This challenge is to use a sketch and NO Cricut! I love this! I loved when she did one awhile back! Thank You Emma!
My card is a belated Birthday to someone dear to my heart. She loves purple! So I used my Martha Stewart punch, spellbinders, and my sizzix flower die. I ran my flowers thru my Zyron and added some MS beads. I used My Creative Time stamps, " Mom You Rock" for my sentiment. If you haven't seen Emma's stamps, you really need to go and check them out! They are just incredible! I used my SU punch to give a layer affect for the sentiment, some Papertrey Ink twine, ribbon and button! I hope you enjoyed.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday's Blog Hop WINNER!

Hello ~ I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend! I would like to first start off by Thanking Stephanie for allowing me to not only take part as a Design Team member for Whimsical Wednesday's but also putting together this blog hop! I thought it was nice for her to step aside and showcase the entire Design Team! So sweet! I was so inspired by all my talented, amazing and sweet DT's! Girls you ROCK! I so enjoyed jumping from blog to blog to see all the different styles, ideas and talent that we have here at Whimsical Wednesday's! I am so excited to see more of their creations!
I also would like to say Thank You to all of you! The comments were just incredible. I really needed it ~ you ALL have no idea! I can not believe how sweet you all! I would like to Thank all my followers from before and ALL my new followers! I am sorry this has taken me all day to post but somehow today got away from me! So PLEASE accept my apology!
So the winner is:

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a fabulous project. I know she'll love it! Wow, thanks for offering the fabulous candy! I've become a follower and look forward to seeing more of your work.

CONGRATULATIONS TRACEY! You have 7 days to contact me!

Thanks Again everyone!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday's Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Whimsical Wednesday's Grand Opening Blog Hop! So glad you could join us. You should have arrived from the super talented Nanne's blog. If you just happen to stop by to say hello you can just start at the beginning of the hop by clicking here.

 I made this for my "BEST FRIEND". We have been friends for over 20 years and she is turning the "BIG 40" in May. I thought this would be cute, fun and still use BLACK but not make it so dreadful!
So I cut the purse with chipboard ( I wanted it to be sturdy) at 5 1/4 and then cut the Stampin Up paper to cover at the same size for a more decorative look. I wanted  to put something to emphasize her birthday so I made little paper lollipops. I covered the white lollipop sticks with some ribbon. I cut the lollipop shapes from Accent Essentials in 3 different sizes. I ran 2 of the sizes thru my Zyron so I could add the glitter for a little bling. I LOVE that little machine! I also put floral foam in the inside so the sticks will be sturdy. Added a little glitter, ribbon, some wire and some paper from my scraps for a filler.
I made a coordinating card that slips inside the purse!

The materials I used is as follows;
Cartridges: Tags,Bags,Boxes and More, Accent Essentials, Wild Card, Storybook
Stamps: Papertrey Ink~ Around and About Sentiments & Birthday Bash
Paper: Stampin Up, Papertrey Ink and Black Chipboard
Extras: Martha Stewart Glitter, Memento Black, Inkseentials Enamel Accents, ribbon, lollipop sticks and wire
So for my blog candy I will be giving away some of the products I used to make my project.
Xyron 5" Creative Station (510)
Inkssentials Enamel Accents pack (black and white)
Martha Stewart 3 pack glitter and glue( onyx, sterling, hematite)

All you have to do is leave a comment and a way for me to contact you. Please just try to leave one comment. I do have to approve the comments, so I will try to quickly post your comments. If you would like, you can become a follower but it is not neccessary! That is it! The hop ends Sunday at midnight EST. I hope to have the winner up Monday! The winner has a week to contact me with their information.

Babbette from the Kraft Outlet is sponsoring our hop. In addition to giving one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to her store she is offering something for all of you. From April 1 until April 7 enter the code BLOGHOP at check out for 10% off your total purchase.
Also Patsy from The Prairie Bird Boutique has generously offered a bundle of her shabby crinkle ribbon!
A "BIG" Thank You to these generous women!

Thank You for stopping by today I hope you enjoyed this stop. Your next stop is the amazing and talented Zeni!

Whimiscal Wednesday's BLog Hop!

Hello everyone just a real quick reminder Whimsical Wednesday's Grand Opening Blog Hop will begin tonight at 7:00 pm EST. Please come hop along with us! We have some wonderful and talented women! We also have some great prizes in store for you all! Click here for all the great details!