Sunday, May 29, 2011

Let's Hit the Beach!

This is my card for the the Peachy Keen Challenge #52. I used sand paper sheets for the sand and I layered it but it is hard to see the layers in the picture. I also used Emma's super cute Have Fun in the Sun stamp set. It is such a fun summer set. I LOVE it!!!

Items Used:

Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge
Dreams Come True Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time stamps- Have Fun in the Sun
Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Simons
Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Sallies
Sakura Gellyroll pen
Adhesive pearls
Sand paper sheets

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Magical Memories with Mickey

I just wanted to post a quick scrapbook page that I made with Emma's (My Creative Time's) new summer stamp set Have Fun in the Sun. I really LOVE this set!!! (If you would like to see the LO a little better just click on the picture below and it will zoom in).

Anyway, super simple like I said, but I love how it will look with pictures at Disneyland on it. Here is a close-up of Emma's super cute sentiment on my ticket. I just added a little bit of a Mickey icon to the dots and voila a super cute Disney ticket.

This is a picture of the full set of Emma's Have Fun in the Sun set.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you real soon! Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

Mickey Font Cricut cartridge
Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - Have Fun in the Sun
Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bring My Teacher an Apple!

Here is a fun little bag that we decorated for my daughter's teacher during Teacher Appreciation week. We were supposed to bring the teacher a munchy and my daughter insisted that her teacher loves apples. So we bought her apples and went with an apple theme.

These oh SO perfect sentiment stamps are from Emma's My Teacher Rocks stamp set. I absolutely LOVE these! They were perfect for Teacher Appreciation week and they will also get A LOT of use for any other teacher related projects. The cute polka dot background stamp is by Peachy Keen Stamps along with the darling little Critter face stamps.

And this little thingy was an absolute must. My daughter fell in love with it at first sight. It worked perfect for a little tag holder, but now it can be used as her teacher's work badge holder. I have no idea what they are really called but they pull in and out so you can scan your work badge. Anyway, whatever it is, here is a picture of it.

Thanks for dropping by again today! And many prayers are going out to so many people in harms way of the tornadoes!!!!!

Items Used:

*Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
*Tags Bags & Boxes Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - My Teacher Rocks!
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Polka Dots
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
*Charcoal Twine from The Twinery
*Core'dinations cardstock
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Gift Bag

Monday, May 23, 2011

Craftiest Mom Contest

Alright, so I hate to even ask, because I don't want to pressure anyone into anything! I had entered the Craftiest Mom Contest at Cricut on FaceBook (along with about a zillion other super talented ladies). If you feel so inclinded and liked my Christmas wall hanging with the (rocking) rocking horse please vote HERE. Otherwise you can completed ignore this post and pretend like it never happened and I won't know the difference - LOL. You can vote once a day until the contest is over.

Here is a picture of my project...

and HERE is a link to the original post for this project.

There are several other ladies that I know that have entered amazing projects too. So go and check them out. You can vote for as many as you want and once every day. Good luck EVERYONE!

Let's Face It Friday - Organize It

I absolutely LOVE to see organizational ideas and if you are like me and want to see some AMAZING and super cute ideas go and check out the design team projects and submissions for the Let's Face It Friday challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Blog.

For my project I wanted to make something fun and interactive for my daughter to keep up on her 'school' skills in the summer. She LOVES this so I think it will help out a lot. Last year we didn't use any charts but we did find out that if we did her reading and stuff first thing in the morning then we would remember to get it done. Otherwise the day would get busy with fun summer activities and this summer learning would get pushed aside. This chart should help too since each day each item will start up in the 'TO DO' box and then she can move them down to the 'COMPLETED' box as she finishes up each item. This chart is approximately 6" x 11"

(If you would like to see the details closer you can always click on the photo).

I made the background using Microsoft Excel. I'm an accountant so I am a bit of a spreadsheet nerd. Then I printed my spreadsheet on some super cute paper from DCWV's Mod-Retro Stack. I stamped a darling little heart from Emma's stamp set My One and Only in the corner. I cut the pieces for my project from various cartridges at about 2" each.

This cute little book is from the Sugar and Spice Cricut Lite cartridge. I stamped it with a My Creative Time stamp from the set called 'My Teacher Rocks,' and I also used the adorable Peachy Keen stamp set called 'Happy Lashes'.

This cute little pencil came from the Locker Talk Cricut cartridge. I stamped his cute face with a Simple Simon face stamp by PKS.

I made the little chalkboard myself. I used the super cute Woodgrain background stamp by Market Street Stamps. For the cute face I white embossed a darling Simple Sally face and for the numbers I welded them together using my Gypsy and the Pooh Font cartridge.

And for this cute little kitty, I used Create-a-Critter for the cat and Pooh Font for the letters. The adorable face is a Critter face stamp from Peachy Keen stamps.

I laminated everything so they will SURVIVE the summer. I have my own personal laminator that I use for lots of little things for my children. I seriously LOVE it. Then I attached everything with Velcro.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project today. Hugs- Glora

Items Used:

*Sugar & Spice Cricut Lite cartridge
*Locker Talk Cricut cartridge
*Pooh Font Cricut cartridge
*Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - My One and Only
*My Creative Time stamps - My Teacher Rocks
*Market Street Stamps - Woodgrain
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Simons
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Sallies
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
*DCWV - Mod-Retro Stack
*Core'dinations cardstock
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*Personal Laminator
*Laminate sheet

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Creative Time's May Stamp Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another awesome stamp release blog hop. Emma has done it once again. These new stamps are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! If you have come here from Katie's blog than you are in the right place, if not the beginning of the hop starts at Emma's blog.

Emma asked me to use here beautiful new set called "Happy Homecoming." These stamps are an absolute neccessity for anyone with friends of family that serve or have served in the army, navy, or air force. Emma has designed these stamps so that you can customize your saying in SO many ways. I absolutely LOVE them. She also designed a super adorable frame that all of the sentiments can fit into. Now, if you don't have anyone near and dear serving in the armed forces, these stamps can be used for so many other occasions too. I decided to make a non-military card just so you can see how perfect they can be for other projects as well.

I made this card with my niece in mind. She is more of a blue and purple loving girl so I went with a blue theme. She just returned home after being away for 18 months serving a mission for my church. I thought this would be a perfect way to tell her welcome home.

Don't you just LOVE that adorable frame that fits the sentiment oh so perfectly? And those fonts they are just so beautiful. The beautiful dot background is one of my favorite background stamps from Market Street Stamps. It is called Loopy Loo Polkas.

Emma is so sweet and generous and she is going to give 4 lucky people a stamp set of their choice. All you need to do is hop to every stop on the hop and leave each person a comment for a chance to win. Pretty easy right? You have until Saturday night, May 21st to get your comments in.

Your next stop is Miss Leanne. I know she will have yet another BEAUTIFUL project for you. Click HERE to go to her blog.

If you get lost along the way here is the line-up for the hop:

Katie ~
Glora ~
Leanne ~
Cathryn ~
Jen ~
Kate ~
Ruthie ~
Shar ~

I also made this card to enter into the sketch (with a twist) challenge over at Market Street Stamps. I fell in love with the sketch and just had to use it for my card. The twist was to use a background stamp to make an embellishment.

Items Used:

My Creative Time stamps - Happy Homecoming
Market Street Stamps - Loopy Loo Polkas
Die Cuts With a View - Posies
Stampendous clear embossing powder
Grosgrain ribbon
Navy ink for inking

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Creative Time's Design Team Day

Today Emma has asked us to make a tag and to use one of her stamp sets. She asked me to use 'My Favorite Sayings'. I really LOVE this set. It has some sentiments that are some of my favorite saying too! Please make sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what fun inspiration Emma and the rest of the Design Team have in store for you. Also make sure to check out Emma's beautiful projects on Everyday Cricut. She has been Guest Designing over there all week and her projects have been AMAZING!

I think Emma's stamps look so cute on these! They are the perfect touch and just what I would want to say too. I also used the Mom You Rock stamp set for the word 'daughter' on the banners at the bottom of the tags. I didn't use my Cricut on these. I used an old Sizzix Die Cut that I had. That way I could line up the patterned paper perfectly with the tag cut. I also added a large eyelet to each tag. Does anyone use these anymore? I really do like them, but I don't use them as often as I could/should. I finished them off with some doodling and some ribbon or baker's twine. My daughter is going to love these. It will be fun to drop a little note on the back and give to her. I hope you like them too.

I wanted to submit this for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. The challenge was to make something without your Cricut and to add some sort of old school embellishment - for me that was my eyelets.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Items Used:

*My Creative Time stamps - My Favorite Sayings
*My Creative Time stamps - Mom You Rock
*Sizzix Tag die cut (old thick red one)
*Provo Craft Large Eyelets
*Twine from The Twinery
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen
*The paper is from a 4x5 notebook that I bought at Disneyland a few years ago

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mother's Day Card

I was trying to post this card the other day when Blogger froze up. So here, at last, is the simple Mothers Day Card that I made for my awesome Mother-in-law. The sentiment is of course a beautiful sentiment stamp from My Creative Time's Mom You Rock stamp set.

Items Used:

Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time stamps- Mom You Rock!
Core'dinations gemstone cardstock
Adhesive pearls

Monday, May 16, 2011

You Make Me Smile

I have combined a couple of my favorite challenges into one card today. I used the sketch with a twist from the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #51 and the colors from the Market Street Stamps Color Cue Challenge #2

I thought this would make a great any day type of card so I used this perfect sentiment from Emma's Turn That Frown Upside Down set. I also stamped these adorable little Market Street Stamps starfish onto some textured cardstock. Then I inked them, colored in the little stitching and the eye whites and then added a little chalk for their cheeks. I also pop-dotted them up which was the twist to the sketch challenge.

I also decided to add this new creation to Alex's (You Had Me at Craft) new weekly link-up party. There are some pretty cute creations over there. If you get some time you might want to head over and take a look.

Items Used:

*My Creative Time stamps- Turn That Frown Upside Down
*Market Street Stamps - Sea Animals
*Fiscars Border Punch - Effervescence
*Lemondrop twine from The Twinery
*Ink in various colors for LOTS of inking
*Sakura White Gellyroll Pen
*Zig Markers

Thanks to my friend Pam for the skittles and the border punch :). It is always fun to have some new stuff to play with.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Race for the Cure Hop!

Alright, can I just start by saying that I have really become dependant on blogger working for me. I tried getting my post up all the way up to the last minute before going on a school field trip to the zoo. I just got back and blogger was up! Hallelujah!!!

Anyway, today we are doing a very special blog hop. If you are coming from Katie's blog you are in the right spot, if not make sure you go back to Emma's blog so you can see all of the amazing projects.

Here is my project. It is a 'pink' and very girly tennis shoe shape card. I thought it would be perfect for today's hop.

Don't those stamps look great. Emma really has done an amazing job creating this special set. These sentiments are perfect and beautiful for all sorts of projects. Plus with every purchase of the "Race for a Cure" stamp set Emma is donating $2 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for a Cure. Here is a picture of this beautiful set.

Emma has provided this (pictured below) amazing grand prize to a lucky commenter. You just have to make sure that you comment on EVERY stop along the way.

Your next stop is the amazing Miss Leanne. I know she has something awesome for you to see. Click HERE to go to her blog.

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

Emma ~
Katie ~
Glora ~
Leanne ~
Cathryn ~
Jen ~
Kate ~
Ruthie ~
Shar ~
Emma (guest designer) ~

Thanks for hopping along.

I wanted to enter this fun shape card in the wonderful Whimsical Wednesday challenge. If you like to make shaped cards this is a great challenge to join in on.

Items Used:

*Paisley Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - Race for a Cure
*Core'dinations cardstock
*Zig Black marker
*Sheer Ribbon

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We are So Proud of You

*** This post disappeared during the BLOGGER problem. I though it might show back up but it hasn't so I've re-added it back **

Well I guess there is nothing like a last minute challenge entry. This challenge seriously closes in about one hour. Anyway, this card is for the Peachy Keen Let's Face It Friday Challenge. The challenge was to use a banner somewhere on your project and a Peachy Keen face stamp. Well I just went to the cutest spring dance recital and wanted to give some of the participants a little card telling them how proud we were of them. The youngest was only 3 years old and they were so brave to stay on the stage and perform their little numbers.

I think they will love their little cards. The sentiment is from Emma's graduation set called "Follow Your Dreams" This set has some awesome sentiments of congratulations that can be used for many cards beyond graduation. The cute pink patterned paper is actually a Market Street background stamp stamped with watermark ink. It is called 'Punched Tin'. Isn't it beautiful? And of course that cute face is from a darling Peachy Keen Stamp set called Wide Eyed Kids.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Items Used:

*Twinkle Toes Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps - Follow Your Dreams
*Market Street Stamps - Punched Tin
*Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed Kids
*Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Mother's Day Card and Winners!

Alright, first I'll show you my Mother's Day card, but if you participated in my birthday celebration make sure to scroll down through the end of the post. I had to re-pick two of the winner's from my birthday week celebration because the prizes didn't get claimed. I also have the winner of the Thank You Emma - Surprise Birthday Hop.

This is the card that I made for my wonderful Mom. I also made a card for my sweet Mother-in-Law. I will probably post it tomorrow. This card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Pretty big but we all went in on her gifts together so I wanted to make sure that there was enough room for everyone to write her a special note. I think Emma's Mother's Day stamp set is perfect for all the women in your life. I loved this sentiment. It comes from the Mom You ROCK stamp set.

Alright now for the winners. helped me choose my new winning numbers

First was the sampler pack from The Twinery. The lucky winner is...

The second is a My Creative Time stamp set Wow! So Many Candles. The lucky winner is...

The birthday celebration rules were that you had to contact me if you won a prize. So if you two can contact me by sending an e-mail with you address to me(at)glorajean(dot)com that would be perfect.

And the winner of the Thank You Emma - Surprise Blog Hop prize (Mickey Celebrates embossing folder) is...

I have your e-mail address so I can send you an e-mail to get your information. But if you see this first and want to send me your address that would be great. My e-mail is: me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Items Used:

*Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps- Mom You ROCK!
*Sakura White Gellyroll Pen
*Basic black ribbon

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank You Emma - Surprise Birthday Hop

Welcome to everyone joining us for a thank you - birthday blog hop for Emma. We, as Emma's first design team, wanted to thank her from the bottom of our hearts for the awesome opportunity we had to be on her very first design team. What an honor and blessing. Emma is an absolute sweetheart and I'm so thankful for her. She also makes incredibly BEAUTIFUL stamps and I love them to pieces! So with that said HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the SWEET, BEAUTIFUL and very TALENTED Miss EMMA!!!! You are AMAZING!!!! Big birthday hugs to you!!!!

If you came here from Katie's blog you are on the right track, if not make sure to start at the beginning by visiting Nikki's blog.

Here is my card. It is completly inspired by Emma. A cute shape card for the Gypsy queen. A little Hello Kitty, polka dots, Papertrey Ink paper, and Emma's stamps!!!! I hope you like it Emma, it is on it's way to you now.

Oh yes, and that balloon in the middle is supposed to have 40's randomly printed on it, not 404 - LOL.

Anyway, in honor of Emma's birthday I have a Mickey Celebrates Cuttlebug embossing folder to give away. Just leave a comment below for a chance to win it. I will pick the winner on Wednesday.

Your next stop is the sweet and talented Leanne.

If you get lost along the way, here is the line up:


Items Used:

*Easter 2010 Cricut cartridge
*Hello Kitty Greeting Cricut cartridge
*George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
*My Creative Time stamps -Wow! So Many Candles
*Papertrey Ink - patterned paper and cardstock
*Pink By Design Stamps - Take the Cake
*Basic Polka Dot Ribbon
*Sakura White Gellyroll Pen
*Zig black marker

Monday, May 9, 2011

Teacher Door and Blog Hop WINNER

Hi, I wanted to share with you real quick the door I decorated for Teacher's Appreciation week. My daughter's teacher's door was already being decorated by someone else so they asked me to do a fairly 'generic' door for some of the classroom aids. It is pretty simple but I think they really liked it.

And the WINNER of the Livestrong Blog Hop is...

Congratulations Georgiana. I will send you an e-mail to get you address. If you see this first feel free to send me an e-mail to: me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Items Used:

*Pooh Font Cricut cartridge
*Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sending Sweet Hugs Your Way

Here is another simple card. Happy Mother's Day!

Items Used:

My Creative Time Stamps - Just a Little Note To Say
Market Street Stamps - Vintage Wallpaper
Papertrey Ink - cardstock

Sad Story about my Gypsy

My Gypsy died! After a year-and-a-half of working it hard, today I turned it on, and the blue light lit up but the screen didn't. I tried the hard reset button in the back, but still couldn't get it to turn on.
I had Mother's Day projects to do, so I had to go on without it. It felt so foreign to handle the actual cartridges and plug them into the Expression machine! I remembered that somehow, a long time ago, this is how I did things!

I tried several times over the next few hours, turning it on, reseting it, and then letting it sit and rest for a time - hoping it would come back. But it never did.

A few hours later, when my husband returned home from my Saturday honey-do list, I handed him my machine and cried about the sad problem. He pressed the button and it turned right on (I shouldn't be surprised - he's really good about knowing how to press the right buttons, but that's another story). I quickly plugged it in and did a backup of my designs from the last few weeks that I had thought were lost forever.

Now, we will see if it continues to work.

Update: After the update, I turned it off and it wouldn't work again. I let it rest, and it worked again about 4 hours later. Now I'll go madly cutting until it dies.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Livestrong Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Livestrong Blog Hop. If you just came from Monica's blog than you are in the right spot, if not, the beginning of the hop starts with Maria.

Our projects for today are to focus on hope and encouragement. I wanted to make some small note cards that were simple, bright and cheerful for my project. I hope you like them. All of them were embossed with clear embossing powder.

This first one uses Follow Your Dreams stamp set by My Creative Time and the Loopy Loo Polka background stamp by Market Street Stamps.

This one uses Turn That Frown Upside Down by My Creative Time and Paisley by Market Street Stamps.

This one is My Favorite Sayings by My Creative Time and Sweet Lace by Market Street Stamps

This one uses Pain Pain Go Away! by My Creative Time and Punched Tin by Market Street Stamps.

Here is a picture of all of them together.

I have a small giveaway of Circle dies for your Cuttlebug (pictured below). All you have to do to have a chance to win is leave a comment on this post by Monday morning and have a US or Canada mailing address. I will pick a random winner on Monday, May 9th.

Your next stop on the hop is to Martha. Click HERE to go to Martha's blog.

I wanted to mention that Emma over at My Creative Time has just released a special stamp set that coincides perfectly with this hop. I wanted to post a picture of it and a link to her blog. By purchasing this stamp set, you are partnering with "My Creative Time" to help stamp out breast cancer. For each set that is purchased, My Creative Time will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the cure! Click HERE to check out this stamp set.

I'm glad you could stop by. Have a great day.

Items Used:

*My Creative Time stamps - Follow Your Dreams
*My Creative Time stamps- Turn That Frown Upside Down
*My Creative Time stamps - My Favorite Sayings
*My Creative Time stamps - Pain Pain Go Away!
*Market Street Stamps - Loopy Loo Polkas
*Market Street Stamps - Paisley
*Market Street Stamps - Sweet Lace
*Market Street Stamps - Punched Tin
*Twine from The Twinery
*Grosgrain ribbon