Saturday, April 30, 2011

Erica's Room "My Favorite Cartridge" Blog Hop.

Hello Everyone! I am so sorry it has been a while since I posted anything crafty..
Let's see, with the HSN Launch my multiple U-stream watching, the online games, keeping track of Cricut on FB and all of the other giveaways I think I needed some time to recuperate.

Welcome to Erica's Room
 "My Favorite Cartridge" Blog Hop

You should be visiting my blog from Tammys @, if not and you would like to start from the beginning of the Hop 
(I highly recommend it so you do not miss out on any Blog Candy Chances!)
Please start at Erica's Room...

If you are in the right place, then Yahoo Buccaroo! 
I chose the Imagine Cartridge Buccaneer for this Blog Hop,
it is my newest cartridge and I am just LOVING the images and how they layer..

The first thing I did was take a frame I had made previously that was in my opinion plain and add a Mermaid to it.. My niece loves mermaids and she would love to have this in her room..
Up Clsoe View of the Mermaid

Full Frame

Sideways view to show the Layers
The Mermaids shirt and tail fin as well as waist fin are popped
Wreath on head and wrist are just glued

Craft Supplies:
THis Frame was altered previously by me you can read this Post to find out how
(I removed the flower and changed the ribbon, also this time i have better lighting)
White Daisy Cardstock by Close to My Heart
Mermaid Image cut at 4.5 with Layers
Close To My Heart Adhesive Foam
Tombow Mono Adhesive

Inside of Card

Closer look at the Dimension on the Treasure Chest

Side View again to show the dimension

 See the layering on the Pirate? The hat, the face, I popped the collars of the coat (the gold) but glued the rest to the image, hi shoe is also popped

Kraft Cardstock by The Paper Company for the Card Base 
which is 5.5 x5.5
White Daisy Cardstock by Close to my Heart for the IMagine Buccaneer Images
Map background cut at 5
Pirate Image cut at 3.5
Chest and X Marks the Spot cut at 1.75
Happy Birthday sentiment by Heidi Swapp
Chocolate ink by Unity Stamp Co
Close to my Heart foam Adhesive & Tombow Mono Adhesive

Blog Candy:

To Win this {ippity} Stamp Set 
all you have to do is leave a comment on this post!
How easy is that?

Next on the Blog Hop is Amanda check out her Blog and thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!

In case you have gotten lost during your hopping here is the entire Line Up for the Blog Hop!

2. Erica and Erin Preserves 
3.Bee Scrappy Walk in My Garden 
5.Margarita simply charmed, new arrival 
8 Heather Buccaneer --- You are HERE!
9. Amanda Locker Talk. 
11.Lucinda Paper dolls 
13.Clare Storybook, Straight from the Nest
14. Jamie Blast off 
15. Esther Carosel 
16. Misty From my kitchen I
18. Serafina Birthday Bash

My Favorite Cartridge Blog Hop!


Starting tonight at 7:00 pm EST until Monday at 7:00 pm. Join us as we hop our way through the Designer's showcase of awesome projects. Many thanks to Erica at for the putting together this Fab-U-lous hop.

Cricut-Tastic Blog Award

Your Blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic!
Wear this Badge proudly on your Blog 
share it with friends! Since Cricut is 5 years old and they 
have an E2 out share this award with 10 people
that you think have Cricut-tastic Blogs!

You also have to tell 5 Cricut Related things about yourself

1. I once owned 5 Cricut Expressions at one time, I have since parted with all but one of them
2. I love love love my Imagine and find it hard to go back to using just the Expression
3. I have owned a Gypsy for maybe a year and have done nothing more than turn it on and try to get it to work with the Imagine once..
4. I have over 100 carts and I am currently trying to sell some off
5. I have a Yudu and really have no clue how to use it, bummer!

There are sooo many Cricut-tastic blogs to give this award to..
I know when people start putting the award up they will all be reached.. so the 10 Blogs I choose in no particular order are:


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you so much Cassie!
Cassie from Scrappin' Place & Buzzy Bee Designs has honored my blog and myself with this award.  

Check out the Scrappin' Place, you will not be disappointed, my favorite project is the TP Roll album!

  The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are to tell 7 things about yourself and honor 15 bloggers with this award. Here are 7 things about me.

1.  I've been Blogging for 4 years my Blog-o-versary is being held the whole month of May

2. I have secretly purchased the E2 without telling DH, we will see if he notices a NEW item on my desk.. shhh

3.  I'm in the Circle and loving it.

4.  I've been honored this year to be included on my first Design Team

5.  I usually find my inspiration after 11pm when the kids and the hubby are asleep

6.  My scraproom is very blah at the moment, Im hoping to paint the walls and add more of me in the room

7.  I am a shy person ut thanks to being a Girl Scout Leader I have come out of my shell .. I am still that shy person but it doesn't take me as long to approach or have conversations with people now.

Here are 15 blogs (in no particular order) I've chosen for this award, Visit their Blogs and leave them some love because we all LOVE comments! 

Houses Built of Cards
Blissful Place
Simply My Crafts
Pieces of Ali N' Me
Scrappers Anonymous
My Little Corner
Skrappindiva’s Musings
Dreaming of Paradise 82

Cuttle Fairies Express
My Little Craftin Corner
DivineScrapperSomewhere Over the Rainbow

Cove of Creativity
Scrap Occurs
My Lazy Crafternoon
Two Hands Creating

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Check out Pieces of Ali N Me for a Flower Challenge

We wanna see what you can do with the Die Cut Flowers that you have... here are the rules to play along:
  1. Create your project using any die cut that you own, according to the theme that we have featured above.
  2. Upload your project anywhere on the web, blog, gallery, flick'r, photobucket, etc.,
  3. Link back to your project by clicking on the blue "add your link" button below.
  4. Deadline to link your project is April 28th, 2011, 12 noon Hawaii time.

Giveaway -- Cricut E2 @ Mixology

Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Blog Giveaway with Mixology Crafts!

Check them out HERE

Monday, April 25, 2011

A bowl full of lemons.: Silhouette GIVEAWAY!!!!

A bowl full of lemons.: Silhouette GIVEAWAY!!!!: "A SILHOUETTE GIVEAWAY!! I was sent a Silhouette Rhinestone Starter kit this month, to try out and giveaway along with a Silhouette SD Mac..."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Everyday Cricut -- E2 Giveaway

Good Afternoon everybody, I have had a very UN-productive day today.. I was even a little down in the dumps.. so I turned back to my computer and all of you wonderful Bloggers and all of my internet "friends"and I have been picked up and dusted off. So thank you everyone.. Now on to .....


They are giving away an E2 on their Blog, how EXCITING is that? So for all of you who really want to try and WIN the New Cricut E2 Birthday Edition here is your chance.. You have several opportunities to win, with multiple entries..

Check the very talented ladies over there out..
Everyday Cricut

Friday, April 22, 2011

I've Been Published @ Practical Scrappers

I would like to Thank Practical Scrappers for choosing my card. I am very honored.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Happy Crafting!

Arrrrggh, Happy Birthday Matey

I just received the Buccaneer Cartridge &  HAD to try it out.
So I whipped up this cute tough looking pirate card.
I love the colors on this card.. They are FANTASTIC.. The way the card is layered it gives it
so much depth.

My camera work does not do the card justice.. 

Supplies Used:
CTMH White Cardstock
Buccaneer Cartridge
Adhesive: Recollections Adhesive Foam
Tombow Mono Adhesive

That's it 4 supplies and I created this card! (2 if you do not count the adhesive)

Thanks for looking 
Happy Crafting!

Giveaway Alert! Check out Robyn @ My Pink Stamper

Robyn is having a FABULOUS giveaway on her Blog of the NEW Cricut Expression 2.. Are you all anxiously awaiting for the HSN show? Are you ordering it? I love the cartridges that come with it!

Robyn @ My Pink Stamper 

From the MPS Page:

**I will announce the winner at the end of My Pink Stamper Live on Monday night that begins at 10:00 PM CST!  This will be right before the new Cricut Expression 2 is aired on HSN with Jinger Adams!
**There will be many ways to win this awesome machine!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Commissioned Card

Today I was commissioned to make a Birthday Card.. So exciting! They chose one of my older card designs. I redid the card in the Birthday girls favorite color, pink. I really like how the card turned out.

All the paper and measurements were made printed and cut from my Imagine using the Blossom Pattern cartridge. The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin Up, I colored in the heart and olive using coppice markers.
In the background is the envelope.. The top flap has a strip of coordinating pp.

Thanks for looking 
Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blog Hop Blog Candy Winner is

Post # 11 is the winner and that post belongs to............................
Anonymous Simply My Crafts said...

Heather, I always enjoy visiting your blog. The egg baskets are adorable...but I reeeealllly LOVE the "keychain" charm. I think you should just leave it as it is...and send it to MY house...hehe!

Thanks so much for joining us!



  Thanks to everyone for participating!!
Don't Forget I still have another giveaway going until May 1st.
Hope For Japan Giveaway

Also Every WEEK in May there will be a Giveaway for my 4 year Blog-o-versary!! 
Just a Heads up, this will be posted soon! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bashful Bunnies Blog Hop 4/16-4/17

Welcome to the Cricut Board Bashful Bunnies Blog Hop! {what a mouth full} April 16/17
If you have stumbled across my blog accidentally or are just checking in on me and you want to start from the beginning of the Blog Hop, please visit the Fab-u-lous Ms. Julie @ 
If you are following the Blog Hop and arrived here from Heathers'
you are on the right track and almost at the end of your Fab-u-lous 
Cricut Board Bashful Bunnies Blog Hopping Journey!

Be sure to stop at each blog and leave some love, if you come to a blog that has not posted yet,
just note it and try to come back later to visit, we are all working to get everything online..

This Blog Hop comes from the minds of Ms. Julie and Ms. Jana as more FUN put into our Bashful Bunnies Easter Swap on the Cricut Message Board. If you have a Cricut and currently do not participate on the Message Boards well I hope to see you there, we have ALOT of fun! Our Easter Swap and now Blog Hop is proof of that!

Our theme for the Hop is Easter/Spring themed items.

First Up I created this Easter Egg Card by using the Digital Files from the Cuttin Cafe
The Background paper is printed from Loris Garden on my Imagine
The Bunny is an image from Lettering Delights, Easter BeastiesI cut the image out and layered it on top of some Kraft Cardstock that has been inked with Unity Brown Ink
The sentiment is confuter generated on Kraft Cardstock and punched
with a Marvy Uchida scallop oval punch

The Paper for these little easter goodies bags was printed with my Imagine using the 
All wrapped up  Cartridge

This one has been stickled with Studio G Brand Glitter Glue

 Lastly I made this springy dangle charm, because I think I am addicted to making them now..
Right now this one has a key chain on it, I will change it out tomorrow when I buy more beading supplies, however I think it would look good with my keys..

BLOG CANDY!! We all love Blog Candy don't we? The thrill of the chance to win something for FREE! Who doesn't like FREE? All it takes is a minute tops, to enter to win this Candy which includes the following items:
CTMH Easter Egg Stamp Set
Inkadinkadoo Stamp Set (images are birds and an owl)
Hanna Stamps Rain Go Away stamp set (don't think that is the official name)
a CTMH Life Delights Memories Showcase Kit.. All items are brand new in package and do come from a smoke free home.. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. Make sure to leave an email address where you can be contacted should you win or follow up with contact info once winner is announced.
"Like" Paper Crafters Anonymous on Facebook and leave a separate comment on this post letting me know.
- No Blog is necessary to enter to win

The giveaway will end Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST; the winner will be auto-generated using and updated in this post Monday Morning. Good Luck!

Julie  @…My Little Corner
Kathy @ 
Skrappindiva’s Musings
Tiara @ 
Dreaming of Paradise 82
Terri @  
Cammi @ 
Lisa @ 
Cuttle Fairies Express
Janice @ 
My Little Craftin Corner
Elia @ 
Sheri @ 
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Amy @ 
Cove of Creativity
DeeAnn @ 
Scrap Occurs
Cindy @ 
My Lazy Crafternoon
Heather @ 
Two Hands Creating

Me @
Paper Crafter’s Anonymous ☜☜☜☜☜☜☜☜ You Are Here

Jana @  ~Simply My Crafts~ ☜☜☜ Your Next Stop

I hope you enjoyed my project, and thank you for stopping by my
Cricut Board Bashful Bunnies Blog Hop"

 Your next stop will be the amazing and talented
Jana @

Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stamps, Cards, Gift Bag & Unity FWF

Ok so this post has a lot going on and I apologize in advance for that.. It seems i have my Mojo only when my family is asleep therefore I crafting usually until 3am which then wreaks havoc on my sleep schedule/pattern ugh.. I guess I need to close in my Craft area with french doors to help cancel out the excessive noise in the house..

So over at Unity they are having the FWF, which is Friends with Flair.. If you have any Unity Stamps play along, and if you follow the blog hop commenting along the way you could win a Fab prize, I'm just saying'..

So I decided to play with some of my {ippity} stamp sets. This will also be posted on my {ippity} Blog

Papers CTMH
Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridge: Damask Decor
Followed the instructions for the sample in the book
Inside Card Sentiment from {ippity} stamp set The Simple Things #IPK-118

BB2 Challenge Easter Solution Cart or Any Egg Shape

This card took me quite a while to get the right proportions.. I tried editing in PSE but it made the sizes wonky
Egg Card, and Sentiment on the Front of the Card from The Cuttin' Cafe
Cricut Imagine
Cartridge: Nursery Tales for the PP, Bunnies 
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
{ippity} Stamp Set A Moment in Time #IPK-121

MOXIE FAB Trigger Tuesday

 This card was made by the inspiration for the Trigger Tuesday..
I love the colors and feel of this photo
to me it said HOME..
So I made a card about a home using the colors 
Cricut Imagine
Imagine Cartridge All Wrapped Up
I actually sewed a bit on this card, IMO its sewing even if it is twine through the button.
Prima Flowers
SEI Pink Button
Caribbean Twine from The Twinery
{ippity} stamp set Devoted #IPK -103

 This is one of several little Thank You's I am sending out to some very special people who assisted me.. It is filled with Hersheys Kisses
Cricut Imagine
Cartridge All Wrapped Up
{ippity} stamp set Bitty Pixie Paisley #IPK-136

What a long post right? So for those of you who are still with me, thanks for sticking through the post..

I hope to be back tomorrow with some other cards, in the mean time..

Happy Crafting!

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