Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Throwback Thursday with a Sketch

Hello everyone. It is time for another wonderful Throwback Thursday Challenge. This time there is an awesome sketch to follow and the project needs to be Cricut-less. I hope you will be able to join us in the fun.

Here is the awesome sketch. I'm certain I will be using this one again. As you can see I didn't stray too far from the sketch.

I hope you will check out Emma's blog to see what all of the Throwback Thursday Design Team Members made for you. Plus there are a couple of SUPER talented guest designers that you will want to check out too. Thanks for dropping by and I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch.

I also wanted to enter this card in the 'tie a bow' challenge over at My Craft Spot.

Items Used:

*Onesie Dimensional Sticker by Rob & Bob Studio
*My Creative Time stamps - All Star Baby
*PaperTrey Ink - Bitty Dots patterned paper
*PaperTrey Ink cardstock
*EK Success Border Punch
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Basic Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More Treat Bags

Well my husband is finally back from his 2 1/2 week business trip to the Philippines. YAY!!! I have two last treat bags that I had made for him and had not posted yet. So here they are:

and he LOVE these Cadbury Creme Eggs so we had to send some of these too.

Like I said simple, but yummy.

Items Used:

*Smiley Cards Cricut cartridge
*Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - You Had Me at Chocolate
*My Creative Time stamps - Color Me Happy
*Snack Size Bags
*Hershey Kisses
*Cadbury Creme Eggs

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Creative Time Blog Hop Winner!

Hi, I thought I would let you know the winner of Emma's blog hop for my stop. This winner will be entered in for the grand prize drawing of all 4 stamp sets from Emma's latest stamp release. However, whether you win the grand prize or not Emma has decided to send the winner of each stop her special exclusive stamps. The ones that say Crafty Goddess and Creative Genius. YAY. So the lucky winner of these two stamps and entry into the grand prize is Suzanne

Suzanne said...

Hi Glora!
SO CUTE! I love your ADORABLE card. Thank you for sharing! Have a great day! :)


I have already sent your contact information to Emma. Congratulations and thanks to EVERYONE for a super fun hop.

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Creative Time New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Emma's newest release blog hop. If you came here from the sweet and talented Katie's blog you are in the right place if not make sure you start back at Emma's blog, you won't want to miss a SINGLE stop.

Emma asked me to use her new Fun Borders stamps. These are SO much fun. I absolutely LOVE them. For the sentiment I used Emma's stamp set called Wow! So Many Candles. I also had a lot of fun with some clear embossing powder.

Emma is offering up all 4 sets of stamps for blog candy, just make sure you make a comment on every stop along the way. Easy peasy.

Your next stop is the very talented Leanne. I know she has something awesome waiting for you.

Here is the blog hop line up just in case you get lost along the way.

Emma ~
Joy ~
Melanie ~
Nikki ~
Abby ~
Linda ~
Katie ~
Glora ~
Leanne ~
Vicky ~
Tanner ~

If you are interested I have listed the items I used for my card below:

*Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time Stamps - Fun Borders
*My Creative Time Stamps - Wow! So Many Candles
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed Kids
*Market Street Stamps - Perfectly Pretty Grid
*Market Street Stamps - Loopy Loo Polkas
*Clear Embossing Powder
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Party Til the Cows Come Home

Here is a card that I made a couple of days ago. I had a blast with the Loopy Loo Polka background stamp from Market Street Stamps. I'm certain I will use this one A LOT!

The cute little banner on the side is something that my design team sister Katie does a lot. I really like the look. Thanks Katie.

I am submitting this card for the Lets Face It Friday challenge. The challenge is to use a peachy face and make your own flowers. I made bakers twine flowers for mine :).

Items Used:

*Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
*Market Street Stamps - Loopy Loo Polkas
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
*Pink By Design stamps - Take the Cake
*Baker's Twine from The Twinery
*Glossy Accents
*Black Ultrathin Bic Marker
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Simple Thank You Cards

I just got in my order of beautiful Market Street Stamp background stamps. I played with a couple of them yesterday, and I LOVE them. I stamped the Vintage Wallpaper stamp with watermark ink and I LOVED it so much I couldn't cover it up with anything. So, I decided to make a couple of super simple thank you cards with it. The perfect little thank you sentiments are from Emma's (My Creative Time's) stamp set called So Grateful for You.

And here is the second one...

Have a great day!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sweet Baby Announcements

My sister just had a sweet baby girl and wanted me to make some baby announcements. I put 20 of these together and I totally lost track of how much time it took to put them all together, but they are done and she loves them so I am happy.

After I had started to make these, I realized that my cards look like a simplified version of a super cute card my friend Pam made. You should check her card out HERE.

Here is another variation that I made of the same card as we were trying to figure out exactly what my sister wanted.

The inside top of the card has a cute picture of her baby and then the bottom has all of her birth information.

Anyway, I hope you are having a sweet day!

Items Used:

*Simply Charmed cricut cartridge
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
*Fiscars Sentiment
*Cuttlebug - Seeing Spots embossing folder - thanks Pam!
*Sizzix - Love embossing folder
*Tags from Staples
*Twine from the twinery
*Ribbon from Michaels
*Sakura White Gellyroll Pen

Friday, March 18, 2011

St Patrick's Day Goody Bags

I should have posted these yesterday, but the day kind of got away from me. Here are my two simple St. Patty's Day goody bags.

I used Emma's awesome I Believe in Leprechauns stamp sets on both of these.

Items Used:

Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge
Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - I Believe in Leprechauns
Core'dinations cardstock
Sakura White Gellyroll pen
Black Bic marker
Ziplock snack bags
Andes Mints
Chocolate coins

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Throwback Thursday Design Team Color Challenge

Well it is time for another Throwback Thursday Challenge. This time the challenge is to use any older cartridge and the color green. For my card. I used one of Emma's newest stamp sets called My Teacher Rocks!

I hope you get a chance to play along. And to take a look at the fabulous cards that Emma and the rest of the design team have put together! Click HERE to go to Emma's blog.

Items Used:

Smiley Cards
Create a Critter
My Creative Time Stamps - My Teacher Rocks!
Papertrey Ink Bitty Dots
Core'dinations cardstock
twine from The Twinery
Sakura White Gellyroll
Black Zig marker

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lucky to Have a Friend Like YOU!

That title is perfect, because I am lucky to have friends like you. I guess this is one of those last minute posts. The deadline is in less than two hours, but I made it. This card is my Let's Face it Friday Peachy Keen entry. The challenge was to use stitching (real or faux) and a Peachy Keen Face. I made another spinner card. Can I just say these things are addicting. I have ideas for several more too.

Anyway, here it is, face #1...

Turn the knob a little and you get face #2...

Spin a little more and you get the final face, face #3...

This oh so perfect sentiment is from Emma's (My Creative Time's) I Believe in Leprechaun set. All the face stamps are Peachy Keen Stamps. #1 is Wide Eyed Kids, #2 is Happy Lashes & #3 is Critter Faces. Speaking of Peachy Keen they are having a sale through midnight (March 17th) so if you have been wanting some cute Peachy stamps now is a great time to do it!!!

Items Used:

*Wild Card
*Simply Charmed
*My Creative Time Stamps - I Believe in Leprechauns
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed Kids
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
*Paper - Papertrey Ink Bitty Dots
*Lemondrop twine from The Twinery
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Black Zig Writer

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mint to be Together Forever

Here is the first treat bag we put together for my husbands trip. They are super simple but he really is going to want the candy more than the toppers. You will probably see a few more over the next week or so.

Items Used:
*Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge (hearts)
*Papertrey Ink stamps - Favor it Weddings for the "Mint To Be"
*My Creative Time - You Had Me at Chocolate for the "Together Forever"
*Core'dinations Cardstock
*Kraft Cardstock
*Ziploc Snack Sized Bag
*Mint Lifesavers
*Core'dinations cardstock
*White Sakura Gellyroll pen
* Black Zig marker

Monday, March 14, 2011

Secret Notes

My girls helped me plan a little surprise for their Daddy who left on a business trip last week. They helped me color up some 3 x 3 note cards for each day he is gone. I colored Daisy and the little duck. My oldest daughter colored Mickey and my littlest colored Donald.

We also made up a few goody bags. I will post them later.

Items Used:

EK Success stamps (Disney)
Peachy Keen Stamps (Duck)
My Creative Time stamps (sentiments except on the duck one)
Copic Markers
Crayola Markers
Colored Pencils

Beautiful Background Stamps

Hi, I just had to share my most recent crafty purchase. Market Street Stamps has some beautiful 4.25" x 5.5" stamps (full A2 size). They are 25% off until Wednesday. I've been eyeing them up for a while and just couldn't pass up this awesome sale. Here are the three I decided to start out with, but go and check them all out by clicking HERE. You can also click on the images below to go to each of these stamps.

Hearts a Plenty

Vintage Wallpaper

Perfectly Pretty Grid

Aren't these beautiful? I can't wait to use them. HUGS!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Feel Better Soon - Masculine Card

Have I mentioned that I struggle with masculine cards? Well I do. Anyway, here was my attempt at a masculine get well card.

I made my first Papertrey Ink order a few weeks ago and this is my first project using some of their card stock. I used Ripe Avocado and Summer Sunrise. I also used the cute little diamond stamp from Emma's (My Creative Time's) My Journaling stamp set. I just used my versamark watermark ink pad and repeated the pattern for the size of the card. Here is a picture of this stamp set.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Thanks for visiting.

Items Used:

*Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - My Journaling
*Papertrey Ink card stock
*Black Zig Marker
*Versamark watermark ink pad

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day Card X 30

Okay, so you are going to look at this card and think it is the simplest card you've ever seen. Well it probably is. My Daddy wanted 30 St. Patrick's Day cards so he could send one to each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He wants to write each grandchild a special note from him and my Mom and include a lucky $2 bill.

This is a tri-fold style card. You open up the shamrock...

Then open the Happy St. Patrick's Day flap and there is lots of space for writing, which I happen to know my Papa will use up completely. He loves writing notes to his family.

So, how long does it take to make 30 simple cards. Well, I don't how long it would take most of you, but it took me about 3 hours and I was feeling REALLY good about that. I completed each step for every card before moving to the next. This makes it go SO much faster. So I cut all 30 cards and then the 30 shamrocks, then I folded all of them, next I adhered the green shamrocks to each card, then I stamped all of their adorable Peachy faces, following that I stamped them all with Emma's cute sentiment and last of all I did my doodling. 3ish hours later... 30 cards... et VOILA!

Items Used:

*Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - I Believe in Leprechauns
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
*Black Zig Writer
*Core'dinations Linen cardstock

MS Blog Hop Winner

Thanks to all of you for your support on the MS Blog Hop. There were 39 comments and chose #10 which is... SHAWNEE

Shawnee said...

How cute! I suffer from MS. It's a hard disease and left me in a wheelchair for a year. Thank you for doing this hop!


Thanks Shawnee. I will send you an e-mail so I can get your information and send you your 10 Action Wobbles.

Also. I had a bid on my cards. I will contact that winner as well. THANKS again!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

MS Blog Hop

Welcome to the MS (Mulitple Sclerosis) Blog Hop. If you are coming from Amy's blog, then you are in the right place! However, if you are just randomly coming up on this blog hop, please head back to Fancy Framework so that you can see ALL of the fun we have in store for you.

Our projects today all have to do with MOVEMENT. I hope you will take the time to drop by all of the stops and if you have the money, and/or are looking for a 2011 tax write-off, make a donation HERE or bid on some of the projects that are up for auction. Some of us girls are donating our projects to the cause. So if you are looking for some fun cards and/or craft items and would like to get a tax write off at the same time, then you are in luck go ahead and bid. In the comment form put BID: (and then an amount). I am a NO pressure sort of gal, so I will not feel bad if you do not want to bid on my project. Honestly. Feel free to comment for a chance to win the blog candy, whether you want to bid or not. Sound fair? Good.

Now on to my cards.

I made an everyday girl card and an everyday boy card. The darling sentiments inside are both from My Creative Time's stamp set called, Turn That Frown Upside Down. They are both on Action Wobbles and are fun to play with. They would definitely put a smile on the face of the little one that received it. They come as a set (including envelopes) so if you do bid it is for both of them, and just for fun, if the winning bid is over $10, I will include the leprechaun card posted HERE (which is also on an Action Wobble).

Outside / Inside of girl card:

Outside / Inside of boy card

Thanks so much for joining in the fun. I have 10 Action Wobbles as my blog candy, so go ahead and make a comment and I will randomly select a winner from the comments on Monday, March 7th, 2011.

The bidding on the items will go until Monday morning as well. I will let the winner know the rest of the details at that time.

Your next stop is Gloria from Girlia's Cards. If you get lost along the way, head on back to Linda's blog as she has a list of the full line up.

Thanks so much for hopping along.

If you are interested, below is a list of items used and two super short videos showing the boy and girl moving on their Action Wobbles.

Items Used for Girl Card:

*Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge
*Lilac Twine from the Twinery
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed Kids
*My Creative Time Stamps - Turn That Frown Upside Down
*White Sakura Gellyroll Pen
*Pop Dots
*Action Wobble
*Glossy Accents

Items Used for the boy card:
*B is for Boy Cricut Lite cartridge
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed Kids
*My Creative Time stamps - Turn That Frown Upside Down
*White Sakura Gellyroll pen
*Action Wobble
*Glossy Accents

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Throwback Thursday Design Team Project- St Patty's Day

Hello crafty friends. It is time for another Throwback Thursday Challenge. For this challenge you can use any older Cricut cartridge that you want and the theme is St Patrick's Day! Please join us in the fun and make sure to check out THIS post to see all of the fun design team projects.

Here is my card (which is also my entry for the Peachy Keen Stamps sketch challenge):

Isn't that stamped sentiment PERFECT? It is from Emma's I Believe in Leprechaun's set. The leprechaun is from Simply Charmed, however, I had to change him up just a tad. His little derby hat was cute, but I wanted to give him the leprechaun hat from Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. With the help of my awesome Gypsy, I was able to size it just the way I wanted it. Oh yes, and this happy fellow is on an Action Wobble. He had to be dancin' the St Patty's Day jig.

Here is a super quick video that my husband did the audio for. Enjoy!

Items Used:

*My Creative Time stamps - I Believe in Leprechauns
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed Kids
*Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
*Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge
*Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge
*Patterned paper - Provo Craft
*Sakura white Gellyroll pen
*Zig black marker

Simply Crafts with Glora and Pam #2

It is time for another monthly challenge between Pam and me. I got to choose the Cricut cut this time. I chose the rainbow and clouds from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. It is on page 55 of the handbook. I made a shaped card with my Gypsy. I also hid the faces on the clouds so that I could add some cute Peachy Keen face stamps. The beautiful sentiment it from Emma's (My Creative Time's) Color Me Happy set. Kind of simple but fun. I hope you like it.

Please take a minute to check out Pam's project on her blog. Click HERE to go to her blog. I know that she has something beautiful to show you with this cut. She is amazing! Thanks for joining us.

I also decided to submit this to the Fantabulous Cricut challenge. The challenge was to make a shaped card.

Items Used:

*Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps- Color Me Happy
*Peachy Keen Stamps- Wide Eyed Kids
*Core'dinations Cardstock
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Have a Roarin' Good Birthday

Here is a card I made for my nephew's birthday. I had this idea ever since I bought these stamps in December, but didn't really have a need to put it together until his birthday, so here it is.

The lion's head is on an Action Wobble. So I made a quick video of it. I had a little helper on the video. She started the Action Wobble and it made her laugh. So I just kept it at that. I hope you enjoy it.

Items Used:

*Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
*Action Wobble
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
*Pink By Design stamps- Take the Cake
*Cuttlebug - Floral Screen embossing folder
*Versamark Watermark Ink
*Sakura White Gellyroll Pen