Monday, January 31, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog Monthy Challenge

This month's Cricut Circle Blog Challenge was to scraplift a project from a Circle Blog Design Team Member. I choose this beautiful Ballet Layout. Ava, my friend's daughter, had a dance recital, so I made this page to give to her. It was really hard to choose which project to recreate. Every project on the blog is gorgeous.

I'm not sure why this is posting sideways!!! Yikes! I've got to run to work though, so I'll fix it tonight. Sorry!
All cuts from Shall WE Dance

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Colors at The Twinery and an AWESOME Giveaway!!!

Check out the 3 new colors of Baker's Twine at The Twinery!!! These colors are so cute! I can't wait until they get here! There is also an amazing giveaway, which includes 3 full spools of twine in V-day colors!

Here are the 3 new colors....awesome, right?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Be My Valentine!

A new challenge card!
This one was really fun to make. The clear cardstock that I used for the glass part of the gumball machine doesn't show up as well on the photo as it does in real life. This is one of my favorite color combos: pink, aqua, white and brown.
One last thing, I have to give props to Nikki for the ribbon embellishment. I cut my gumball machine slightly too large and didn't want to make another, so I was looking at blogs for some help! I saw this on the side of this card and decided to scraplift it! Hope she doesn't mind!
Since Nikki had a Packers card up yesterday I decided this would be a great spot to show my support ;D
GO PACK GO!!!!!!!!

Challenges: PKS Lets Face IT Fridays and Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesdays

Sweethearts cartridge
PTI, DCWV and Rcollctions paper
Clear acetate
Stampin Up tage stamp
PKS Everyday face Assortment and Happy Lashes
Martha Stewart border punch
PTI Ribbon

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bella Blvd!!!

Last weekend Stephanie Hunt, the owner and designer of Bella Blvd, was in town! She taught a bunch of classes at the local scrapbook store. It was a really fun day! I don't scrapbook, but these layouts that we made with Stephanie make me want to start! We also made a couple of cards, but since they used the newest line, which will be released at CHA, she asked that we don't post them anywhere online.
So here are the cutest layouts EVER! She's soooo talented! Oh yeah and sorry that the pictures arent excellent...I'm not sure how to photography a 2 page layout inside of my little photo box thing.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #43

Just a really quick post tonight, it's getting late. Here is my last minute entry to the PKS Sketch challenge! Better late than never! This weeks challenge was a sketch challenge! My favorite kind! This is the sketch...

And here is my version.

Cardstock: Recollections, DCWV, PTI
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Stamps: Stampin Up
Bling: Imaginisce Irock
Ink: Stampin Up

Monday, January 17, 2011

You're a Gem! Challenge Entry

I finally broke down and bought some PKS face stamps! They are so great! The Peachy Keen Challenges are my favorites to enter and I was dying to enter a new LFIF challenge! So here it is! My first Friday challenge! The theme was Thank You cards, and since I had plenty of those to make, I decided to start with one for my Uncle Rick and Aunt Debbie! My aunt Debbie is one of the reasons I started making cards, she makes amazing things.
Robyn at MPS also had her first ever blog hop with her gigantic new design team! It was so much fun! The challenge was to use pink! Since pink is in basically everything I make, I decided to put this card into Robyn's challenge too!

I figured that a card with this sentiment needed a ridiculous amount of bling, so I used my iRock, DCWV glitter paper and a ton of stickles! The large diamond is attached with an action wobble! My new favorite!

Here's the full recipe:
Kraft, light pink and white cardstock from Michaels
Green glitter cardstock DCWV Cotton Blossom Stack
Raspberry fizz and hibiscus burst pti carstock
Raspberry fizz PTI Stitched ribbon
Imaginess Irock and gems
Everyday Face Assortment PKS
Rock On Stamps Set by Pink by Design
Stampin Up Basic Black Ink
White Gelly Roll pen
Diamond Stickles
White Embosing powder
Versamark ink
Action Wobble
ATG tape
Foam adhesive squares

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge and Design Team Call!!!

So, this past weekend, Robyn over at announced that she is having a Design Team Call! Yahoo! I've only tried for one other design team, but I figured I might as well give it a shot!! The challenge and my entry are below, along with a full recipe as Robyn requested!
Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using my favorite colors......

(other optional color of your choice)
I finally used one of my brand new Action Wobbles that I won from a bloghop a couple weeks ago! They are awesome! I wish that you could tell from the photo how cute the wobble is! Maybe I'll put up a video of it later.
My optional color is white, for the mat behind the patterned paper and the white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the card and as always, I appreciate your comments!

All cardstock from Stampin' Up and Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper from Stampin' Up
Action Wobble from AWI
Puppylove phrase and puppy are cut from the Sweethearts cart
Edges are inked with Colorbox Chestnut Roan and white chalk ink
Rhinestones on the collar from my Irock
Jewel brad is by American Crafts
Woodgrain Embossing folder from craft concepts and used in my cuttlebug
And last but not least, my white Gellyroll and a lot of Zig 2 Way Glue