Monday, January 31, 2011

XOXO I Love You More!

Hello sweet bloggy friends. I was finally able to get my Peachy Keen LFIF Challenge completed. I had lots of different ideas but I wanted to do something 'different.'  The cute little 'I love you more...' sentiment is from Emma's stamp set called You Had Me at Chocolate. This is a shape card that I made with my Gypsy. I hope you like my little cell phone valentine!

Items Used:

*Paisley Cricut Cartridge
*My Creative Time Stamps- You Had Me at Chocolate
*Peachy Keen Stamps- Critter Faces
*Pink By Design stamps for the X's & O's
*Bic Ultrathin Black Marker
*Sakura White Gellyroll Pen

Friday, January 28, 2011

Birthday Hugs and Wishes

I made this card for my daughter's birthday. She LOVES elephants, pink and Action Wobbles. I knew that I better take some pictures of it before I gave it to her because I didn't know how long it would last after she played with it ;). I've entered it into the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge and the Cooking with the Cricut Challenge.

The Action Wobble is attached to the ball and so the elephant is really trying to keep its balance. He he! Here is a quick video of it wobbling.

Items Used:

B is for Boy Cricut Lite Cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces
Pink by Design stamps for the sentiment
Bakers Twine
Sakura White Gelly Roll
Black Bic Ultrathin Marker

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Baker's Twine Colors from The Twinery!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to share an awesome deal. The Twinery is having a sale in celebration of their awesome new colors of baker's twine. I LOVE my baker's twine. I have used a few different brands and this is MY all time favorite brand. The baker's twine from The Twinery is a little thicker and vibrant in my opinion. Anyway, they have added 3 more colors and they are beautiful. I hope they keep adding more colors!!! They are doing an awesome giveaway and they have a 25% off your purchase promo code on their blog. Go to this LINK for more information. They are a great deal by the spool, but if you would like to get a wider varitey of colors in a smaller quanity to start out with, they have some amazing sampler sets to get you started.

Here is a picture of the new colors:

And here are a couple of my old projects using baker's twine to show you how fun it can be. If you are interested in the details for any of these projects click on the picture and it will take you to the original post.

Thanks Jennifer for reminding me of my very first card using Baker's Twine. This is the card that started my Baker's Twine obsession. Here it is:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

Yes, I am ready for spring. We have had VERY cold weather here, but today it actually felt rather warm. So it felt like Spring was in the air and it most definitely is in my heart. I'm READY for spring! Here is my spring inspired card using My Creative Time Color Me Happy stamps.

I attached the kite to an Action Wobble so it could sail through the air. Here is a quick video of showing that.

Items Used:

*Create A Critter
*My Creative Time - Color Me Happy stamps
*Peachy Keen Stamps- Simple Sallies
*Black Ultrathin Bic Marker
*Bakers Twine

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Peachy Princess!

While on Facebook Thursday afternoon I noticed that the Peachy Princess (Angelica) was about to have a birthday. She is such a sweetheart and she did a phenomenal job of making her Mom's birthday SO special last month. I wanted to make sure that I made her a card to let her know how much I appreciate her. She has become a great encouragement to me. I really appreciate the friendship I have made with her recently, even if it has only been 'through the computer'. Thanks so much Angelica and HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Here is your card, I'm sorry it won't make it to you in time, it only started it's way to you yesterday.

For the sentiment I mixed and matched sentiment stamps. I think they look really cute together. I used 'to my' from Emma's (My Creative Time's) Mom You Rock stamp set and the 'Amiga' is from Angelica's BFF set (It normally says amigas, I just wiped the S off after I had inked it up).

Isn't that little FLAN the cutest?! Angelica is the artist of this stamp. It is from her Market Street Stamps set called BFFs. This cutie patootie flan really won me over. I just had to have this set of stamps. I ate a LOT of flan when I lived in France. I know, who would have thought, right? It IS so yummy and this stamp brings back a lot of memories. I paper pieced the stamp, inked it with some Tim Holtz Distress Inks and colored in the mouth and cheeks with some Copic markers.

I kept the card fairly simple. Here is a picture of the inside.

I couldn't resist putting that cute little flan on an Action Wobble, so voila, a super short video of the wobble flan.

Items Used:

*Market Street Stamps - BFFs
*My Creative Time Stamps - Mom You Rock
*Tim Holtz Distress Inks
*Baker's Twine
*Corner Rounder
*Copics (for mouth and cheeks)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Throwback Thursday Paper Doll & Embossing Challenge

Here is my first official Design Team Project for Emma's Team (My Creative Time). I'm SO excited! This is the start of another Throwback Thursday Challenge. The challenge this time is to use some form of embossing and one of the Paper Doll Cricut cartridges. I thought this was such a fun challenge. The paper doll cartridges have SO many amazing images to choose from. I hope you will join in the fun.

This is my Valentine's Day card for my sweet Mom. The sentiments both come from Emma's new line of stamps, this set is called Mom You Rock. Here is a picture of all the amazing sentiments on this set:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Items Used:

Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - Mom You Rock
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Easter 2010 cartridge
White Chalk Ink
Divine Twine
Red Button
Sakura white Gellyroll
Bic Ultrathin black marker
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Whaley Like You!

Hi everyone, I hope you like my puny valentine. I wanted to participate in the Tacky Tuesday Challenge and while I was designing the card I finally 'found' my inspiration for the Peachy Keen Challenge as well.

Items Used:

*Create A Critter Cricut cartridge
*Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces
*Ribbon by Pebbles Inc
*Patterned paper from Target
* Baker's Twine
*Sakura white Gellyroll
*Sentiment was computer generated

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Smile, It's Your Birthday!

This is the card that I made for my nephew's birthday.

I made my own patterned paper for this card. I used some glossy stamping paper and the super cute Robo Star stamp by Market Street Stamps. I used my Versamark ink pad and then added some white embossing powder. I heat set the embossing and then with a sponge and some different shades of red and orange ink I sponged the background. I haven't used this technique in a really long time. I forgot how much I like it.

The little robot from B is Boy Cricut Lite cartridge is attached to an Action Wobble. I didn't have time to make a short video, but I'm pretty sure most of you can imagine it wobbling back and forth saying "Smile, it's your birthday," in robot language. Thanks for stopping by. I hope it is a great day!

Items Used:

*B is for Boy Cricut Lite cartridge
*Peachy Keen Stamps- mouth and nose are from some discontinued stamp sets. The eyes are from the Everyday Character Face Parts
*Market Street Stamps - Robo Star
*Action Wobble
*Sentiment- Pink By Design
*Glossy stamping paper
*Embossing Powder
*Red and Orange inks
*Sakura White Gellyroll
*Bic Ultrathin marker

Monday, January 17, 2011

You CRACK Me Up!

Here is a card that I made with another of Emma's adorable stamp sets. This set is called Color Me Happy!

Isn't that the cutest sentiment?! Here is a picture of the whole set Color Me Happy.

I'm entering this card in the Jitterbuggin' For the Birds challenge. It was a sketch challenge, we were to use pink and a favorite cricut bird. I also want to enter this in Getting Cricky's bird challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Items Used:

*Simply Charmed
*George and Basic Shapes
*My Creative Time Stamps - Color Me Happy
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
*Tim Holtz Distress Ink
*Black and Orange bic markers
*DCWV patterned paper

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Have a Sham-rockin' Day!!!!

Alright, I just got my stamps from Emma (My Creative Time), and can I tell you they are AMAZING! They are so SUPER cute and they stamp like a dream because they are manufactured by Peachy Keen Stamps. Those of you who are Peachy fans know what kind of quality that is. Emma has designed some gorgeous stamps!!!

While I know that St Patty's Day is a ways off. I had this idea for this stamp and had to make it. This sentiment comes from the I Believe in Leprechauns stamps set. I hope you like it.

Here is a closer look at this adorable stamp set

I had to attach the shamrock to an Action Wobble, so it could be rockin'. So here is another really short video.

Speaking of Action Wobbles. Here is some awesome Action Wobble news. They are available for sale for a limited time (until the first production batch runs out). You can BUY some by clicking on the link HERE . The following is all US Pricing. If you click on the link I've listed you will notice a drop down menu and shopping cart. The Action Wobbles can be purchased at a cost of $18.95 for 50 (about 38 cents each). This price includes tax and shipping in the US. They can also be purchased at a cost of $28.95 for 100 (about 29 cents each), this also includes tax and shipping in the US. They said that international sales could be done by calling 949-580-2100 and they will give you custom pricing for your location.  It did say that all sales were final and couldn't be canceled. So make sure you REALLY want them before you finalize your purchase. I hope this is exciting news for some of you.

Items Used:

My Creative Time - I Believe in Leprechauns
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
Designers Calendar - Shamrock
Accent Essentials - Card Base
Sakura Gellyroll
Bic Ultrathin Black
Gold Ribbon

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Simple Mickey Note Card

Here is a very simple Mickey note card. I hope you like it.

Items Used:

Mickey and Friend Cricut cartridge
Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cardstock from stash

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Winners


Both of the winners claimed their prizes this time. They were quick to contact me too. Sorry to all of you who were hoping to claim their unwanted Wobbles.

I only had one out of the three winner's of the random Action Wobble drawing contact me. So, I randomly picked two more winners from among my follower list. If these new winner's don't contact me, then I will do a drawing out of comments on this post. So, if you are interested in some Action Wobbles then leave a comment and if these two ladies don't contact me by Saturday, January 15, 2011, you might be the lucky winner of 5 Action Wobbles. Thanks to all of you! You are the best!

The new winner's are:




Contact me at this e-mail address: me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thanks Snow Much!

I know you have all seen this cute little skating girl a bunch lately, but I just got my Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge and my Happy Lashes Peachy Keen Stamps and I had to play around with them. So, here is my card:

There are a lot of snow related challenges this week. First of all I wanted to make a thank you card for the Let's Face it Friday Peachy Keen Challenge. Fantabulous Cricut wanted a project with snow or snowflakes. Jitterbuggin' wanted me to follow a sketch, use blue, and something snow related. Made by Momo's Tuesday challenge was a snow theme. And Cooking with Cricut's theme is snow fun.
I thought the ice skater needed some motion, I've seen a lot of people add an Action Wobble to the cute ice skating girl, so definitely not an original idea, but I thought it completed the card. Below is another short clip showing the ice skater attached to an Action Wobble. I apologize for the slight shadow.

Items Used:

*Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge
*Winter Lace Cricut cartridge
*Peachy Keen Happy Lashes face assortment
*Stickles- Diamond
*Copic markers
*Adhesive pearls
*Computer generated sentiment

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Throwback Thursday and EXCITING News!

First of all I have to share my SUPER exciting news! I've known for almost a week, but Emma (My Creative Time) decided to do a design team and she chose me along with 7 other talented crafters. Can I just say that the fact that she chose me has put me on cloud 9. She is one of the sweetest crafters around. She was the second 'follower' of my blog (my sweet husband was the first). She is amazingly talented and so positive and encouraging towards other crafters. Oh and did I mention that she just came out with some super adorable sentiment stamps! This is going to be an awesome team to be on. I can't wait for my 3 month adventure! THANKS SO much to Miss EMMA!!!!

Every other Thursday Emma does a challenge on her blog called Throwback Thursday. This week we could use whichever cartridge we wanted but needed to incorporate a heart. Here is my kitty valentine that I made yesterday:

I had already made this little puppy valentine card last Sunday. I wanted to share it now because I think they make a super cute set. This dog and cat come from the Sweethearts cartridge, and in my opinion, they are not all that cute with the faces they come with, but add a Peachy Keen Stamps face and they are SERIOUSLY about the CUTEST things on earth!

Oh, I love Valentine's Day. I'm looking forward to making lots of other cute Valentines. How about all of you?

The cat and the dog both have a bobble head thanks to an Action Wobble. Here is yet another short video showing how fun these Action Wobbles are.

Items Used:

*Sweethearts Cricut cartridge -dog & cat
*Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge- wide scalloped heart
*Gypsy to weld scalloped hearts into a shape card
*Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Face Parts
*Meow Sentiment - Studio G
*Love Always sentiment- My Pink Stamper
*lots of inking, including Tim Holtz Vintage Paper Ink
*Sakura White Gellyroll
*Felt Ribbon

Friday, January 7, 2011


Yes, I love Zumba! It is a dance/aerobic type craze that has hit the nation. And I'm happy to be a part of it. I have a super sweet friend that has been teaching a community class, for free, 2-3 times a week. She has helped me start back on the path to a healthier lifestyle. I won't get too personal but I have lost a few (of many) VERY unwanted pounds and my bloodpressure has gone from borderline high to almost perfectly normal. Anyway, this sweet friend is heading in for her Zumba certification today and I wanted to wish her luck with this shape card.

This little cutie is from the Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge. I thought she looked like she could be an aerobics girl as well. Doesn't that adorable Peachy Keen Stamp make her look so SUPER cute. I love Peachy Keen Stamps!!!!! Anyway, I hope my friend likes her card, but more importantly I hope she knows how much I appreciate her willingness to help us ladies get/keep in shape.

Items Used:

*Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge
*Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces (XLarge)
*Adhesive rhinestones
*Sakura White Gellyroll

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Congratulations on Your Baptism

I have made a couple of baptism cards lately. This girl one is for a sweet lady in my neighborhood that was baptized and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I must admit that this one is my favorite of the two cards.

This next card is for my nephew who just turned eight and is being baptized on Saturday. The image is from the Inspired Heart Cricut cartridge. It lends itself to very simple cuts, but it is perfect for my nephew and this special occasion. The sentiment is from the Faithful Sayings stamps designed by My Pink Stamper.

Items Used:
Girl Card:
Paperdoll Dress Up
Peachy Keen Stamps Simple Sallies
My Pink Stamper Faithful Sayings
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Corner Rounder
DCWV patterned paper
Sakura White Gellyroll

Boy Card:
Inspired Heart Cricut Lite cartridge
My Pink Stamper Faithful Sayings

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mr and Mrs Wedding Card

This is a simple wedding card that I made for some friends. Like I said it is simple, but I like how it turned out.

Items Used:

Sweethearts Cricut cartridges
Lots of Love Cuttlebug embossing folder
Bakers Twine

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Random Action Wobble Winners

I have been so happy about all of my new and old followers and friends. I decided to do a random Action Wobble drawing from among my followers. I will mail you 5 Action Wobbles if your name is the one listed below. The one catch is that you need to contact me. My e-mail is me(at)glorajean(dot)com.  You have until Saturday, January 8th to contact me, if I don't hear from you then I will pick some new winners. Thanks to all of you for being so sweet!

So here are the 3 random winners:

1. Brenda Burfeind
2. Cindylu2u
3. Juicy Creations

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

I know that I'm a little late, but it is only the 3rd, so Happy New Year. I saw a lot of New Year cards on everyone's blog and I asked my husband what he thought the main theme was. He said, "The Baby New Year." I replied, "No, I didn't see any of those at all." So he suggested that I should make one. Here it is and happy 2011 to all of you.

I attached my Baby New Year to an Action Wobble so he could be partying. Here is a really short video of him dancing, sorry that the card is a little slanted in the video, it was late.

I wanted to submit this project for the Paper Playtime face challenge. It is sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps. You should definitely join in this super fun challenge for a chance at some amazing Peachy Keen Stamps.

Items Used:

New Arrival Cricut cartridge - card base & baby
Paperdoll Dress Up - hat
Stand and Salute - sash and firework
Lyrical Letters - Happy New Year
Gypsy to weld firework/phrase
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
Pink By Design stamps for the 2011
Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Paws-itively Wonderful Birthday!

I just wanted to share a VERY simple poster that I made for my daughter's birthday. We always decorate for birthdays with banners, posters and balloons.

I designed and printed the project in my Disney Print Creations program that I've had for years. I printed a duplicate Lady so I could cut her head and collar separate and pop them up with an Action Wobble. It was a success, my daughter noticed it and played with it VERY first thing. Below is a short video of the poster in motion.

This poster was inspired by a cute little bobble head Lady toy that my daughter got at Disneyland last month (they are similar to the Littlest Pet Shop toys, just with Disney characters).  My daughter wanted a blue, heart shaped birthday cake with her Lady and Pluto bobble head toys on it. I'm attaching a picture below so you can see the toys. I'm definitely not great at making cakes and I don't have any fancy tools for making them, but here is the birthday cake. Also, I have to give KUDOS to Miss Nikki, The Scrappin' Navy Wife. She made a card that inspired the paw print on top of the heart cake. Click HERE if you would like to see her card.