Saturday, November 26, 2011

Getting Cricky "Holiday Wishes" Blog Hop - Blog Candy Winner!!!!!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope everyone had a Great Thanksgiving and safe Black Friday Shopping!  Both were great for me!  I hosted Thanksgiving at my house and was able to get some Black Friday Shopping in!  Look what I picked up!
YIPPY!!!!!!!!  I picked it up at Wal-Mart for $187.00!  It was such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up! 
Sorry for the delay in posting the winner, I had some computer issues for a few days!  But it's all worked out now for the most part!  Okay, okay on to the winner, I used Random. Org and it choose #24 - CONGRATS SUSAN!  PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS SO I CAN GET YOUR BLOG CANDY OUT!  THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO STOPPED BY AND LEFT ME SUCH SWEET COMMENTS!  IT REALLY MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!

Susan said...

Hi Miranda!

Both your cards look fabulous! I love how you used the sentiments and combined various techniques such as stamping, coloring, etc. My fav Christmas gift ever would be a little peddle fire truck "Santa" brought me when I was five. Remember the kind you would sit in that had a little bell you could ring? Well, Christmas morning my two older brothers got to the tree before me and just assumed that fire truck was for them. Oh the fun I had when my parents told them to get off of it because it was mine! lol! The look on my brothers faces was the best Christmas gift I ever had! LOL! Forty one years later I still see their faces and laugh about it!

Well, I am your newest follower and I would love for you to stop on over sometime! TFS!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quick & Simple

Good Morning my Crafty Friends!  Its hump day and the last day of the week for some of us "thanks" to the Thanksgiving Holiday!  I've been so busy cleaning and painting I didn't realize I hadn't posted in a few days.  So I sat down at my scrap desk this morning and made a quick and simple card using K Andrew's Stamps!  I apologize for the picture as I took it with my iPhone because somebody forgot to charge her camera! OOPS!!!! Any who here is my quick and simple card:

My card is a typical A2 sized card.  All of the papers used are from my scraps!  I know the polka dot paper is DCWV. The others......can't remember!  My cute stamps are from K Andrew Designs Art Stamps of course! These are the sets I used!

Coffee & Tea Time Image Set
K Andrew Designs

Coffee & Tea Treats
K Andrew Designs
Just click the images above to get your own set!
Happy Craftin'
Miranda :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Getting Cricky - Simple Sunday Challenge - Give Thanks

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today is another Simple Sunday challenge over at Getting Cricky.  This week we were asked to create a project reflecting something you are thankful for!  

For my project, I used the "Scripture Sayings" stamp set.  Click here to get your own set and to see all the other stamps that are available. 

I used a variety of paper for this card, most of which were scraps.  My cornucopia was cut from the Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Cart.  My ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the cute little leaf brads are from Recollection, which my Mommy gave me!  heehee  My tag was punched with an EK Success punch (sorry I don't recall the name of it) and layered on a yellow piece of card stock, which I hand cut to resemble the punch.  The verse was perfect as I have so very much to be THANKFUL for!  The Lord has Blessed me abundantly!  Take a look at the other verses on this set!
K Andrew Designs

Thanks for stopping by today!  Head over to Getting Cricky Blog to see all the projects my very Sweet and Talented DT Sisters have made.  Don't forget to link up your "Give Thanks" project, I can't wait to see what you create! 
Until Next Time...........
Happy Craftin'
Miranda :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Cricky "Holiday Wishes" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Holiday Wishes" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to TEN members of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Ellen from "a little bit of this...", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Linda then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

Plus, this weekend ONLY - thru SUNDAY (11/20), all Getting Cricky Fans will receive 20% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE of K Andrew Design Stamps when you enter the discount code: cricky20!! Woo-hoo!! So buy now to take advantage of this special offer!!

For my projects, I'm featuring the "Winter Wishes" and "Coffee and Tea for You and Me"   For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Coffee and Tea for You and Me

K Andrew Designs

Coffee and Tea Time

K Andrew Designs

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

For my 1st project, I used the "Winter Wishes" mix and match sentiments! My card is a typical A2 sized card.  Base: 5 1/2 X4 1/4; Layer 1: 5 1/4 X 4; Layer 2: 5 X 3 3/4.  My Nativity image is a wooden stamp I picked up at Michael's and it is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with my Sargent watercolor pencils.  Blended with an SU blending pen.  My DSP is from DCWV Christmas Combo.  All other cardstock is from my stash.  My sentiment is from Winter Wishes. Pearls are from Creative Charms - Gradient Jewels.  Gold stickles for the halos.  I inked around the edges of my Nestabilities scalloped oval with gold ink.

For my 2nd project, I used a combination of both the Winter Wishes and Coffee and Tea for You and Me stamps.  I saw this really cute gift card holder in the November Issue of Card Maker Magazine and had to give it a try.  I used the diagram below to make the card.  My DSP is from DCWV Christmas Combo and the actual gift card holder was made with craft cardstock from Recollections.  I just stuck a McDonald's gift card in it to show you how it fits.  The words "Have a" & "Grande" are from Coffee and Tea for You and Me and "Christmas" is from Winter Wishes.  The adorable coffee beans and coffee to go cups are from the Coffee and Tea Time Image set which is a companion to the sentiments! I  wrote the To and From on the cups to use as tags. The silver pearls around my sentiment is liquid pearls - Silver Pearls. 

What blog hop would be complete without some Blog Candy?  To thank you for hopping by today, I have a little bit of Blog Candy to give away!   Just leave me a comment letting me know what was your favorite Christmas gift to be entered to win some goodies from me!  If you leave a way for me to contact you, I'll be sure to let you know if you are the winner!  Otherwise check back next week, I'll be pulling for the prize on Thursday to give everyone a chance!  I won't require you to become a follower but if you do leave a 2nd comment for an additional entry!  
Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Patti

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Getting Cricky Blog Hop

I am so SUPER EXCITED!!!!!  The Getting Cricky "Holiday Wishes" Blog Hop is happening Friday, November 18th and guess who is participating!  You guessed it........ME!!!!!  This will be my first blog hop so I hope everyone stops by!  The projects will be featuring stamps from K Andrew Designs Art Stamps.  The hop will have all of the Senior Design Team and half of the Junior Design Team, which I am proud to be a part of!!!!!  All of these ladies are super talented, so you are sure to find some Holiday Inspiration!  Please join us on Friday!

Until Next Time, Happy Craftin'!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Season's Greetings

Hello Crafty Friends:
I'm still working on Christmas Cards and exploring the K Andrew's "Winter Wishes" stamp set! Click here to see all the K Andrew's Stamps. 

For my card today, I cut the card base from Wild Cards - fit to page.  I cut the liner for the front of the card using DCWV Christmas Combo stack.  The white mat was cut 2 X 3 1/2 the red layer was cut 1 3/4 X 3 1/4.  The bells were cut at 3 1/4 from the Scandinavian Christmas Cards Cricut Cart using all the layers except for the ribbon.  I opted to use real ribbon.  The tag used for my sentiment is from Lacey Labels Cricut Cart at 2 inches.  And my sentiment is from K Andrew's Winter Wishes stamp set.

K Andrew Designs

Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time, Happy Craftin'!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CardPatterns: Sketch 140

Hello Crafty Friends:

I hope everyone is having a fantastic evening!  A few weeks ago I came across the CardPatterns Sketch Blog which provides a new sketch each Saturday.  I decided to play along this week.  Click here to play along.  
Here is Sketch 140

And here is my card:

Green Card Base 5X7 - Card stock from my stash
Red Layer: 4 1/2 X 6 1/2 - DCWV Christmas Combo Mat Stack
Darker Green Layer: 3 1/2 X 6 - DCWV Christmas Combo Mat Stack
White Scallop was cut at 1 X6 then punched with scallop punch
Sentiment stamped on a 3/4 X 3 white card stock and matted on a 1 X 3 1/4 piece of 
DCWV paper from the same Christmas Combo Mat Stack
Peachy Keen Snow Much Love Stamp
Stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a 3 inch circle 
Colored with Sargent Water Color Pencils with a SU blender pen
Red & Green Studio G Glitter Glue
White Gelly Roll Pen
Brick Red Craft Smart Ink
Merry Christmas Sentiment stamp is from

kad011: Winter Wishes (Larger) Now Shipping! - Click Image to Close

Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time, Happy Craftin'!!!!
Miranda : )

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snow Much Fun

My life has been a bit crazy lately with all the home projects and the unexpected 3 am trips to the ER with Tommy; I haven't had much "FUN" time lately!  Turns out "T" has a bad gallbladder that will be coming out next Tuesday, problem solved - hopefully!  Living room painted and starting the hall tomorrow.  YIPPEE!  The other rooms will have to wait until after Thanksgiving!  Enough about my crazy life.....on to happier things!  ; ) 

Some people enjoy retail therapy and me, well..........I enjoy paper, bling and ink therapy!  FINALLY I was able to get into my craft room and create something!  With winter coming our way (well not our way WINTER never really comes my way, I live in South Louisiana!) I thought it would be appropriate to make a "Snow much Fun" card!  One of my all time favorite Cricut carts is "A Child's Year" it is filled with so many cute images.  Put that together with  a K Andrew Designs stamp set and TA-DA  you have a card!  OK, OK, I'm a little delirious I still need to catch up on my sleep!  Anyway I did create a card and here it is:

5 1/2 X 4 1/4 - Dark Blue Card stock: Recollections from Michael's
5 1/4 X4 - Light Blue Card stock: Georgia Pacific from Walmart
Another layer of dark blue card stock cut at 5 1/4 X 2 1/4
51/4 X 2 - DSP: DCWV The Christmas Combo 180 Sheet Stack from JoAnn's
Dark blue layer with image is cut at 4 X 3 1/4
Sentiment: K Andrew Designs Art Stamps - Winter Wishes; heat embossed 
with Silver Tinsel embossing powder  
A Child's Year Cricut Cart - Image cut at 3 inches and embossed with my Cuttlebug 
using the Swiss Dots embossing folder
Bling - sorry can't remember its out of it's container
White Gelly Roll pen from Michael's
Recollections foam adhesive squares

Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time, 
Happy Craftin'!!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I have be chosen to be a part of K Andrew's Junior Design Team!!!!!!!!!  This is my very first term as a design team member!  Actually its the first Design Team I have ever applied to!  I can't wait to get to know all the other members and to share all of K Andrew's awesome stamps with you.  To check out her stamps click here!  

Let me tell you a little about Kristal and her stamps:   Each of her stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. She donates to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute.  Her stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA!  

I am honored to be a part of such an awesome team!  Thanks Kristal!!!!!

Happy Craftin' 
Miranda : )

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Weight Update

Good Morning Everyone!  
I am working on a project but it isn't ready just yet!  I've kinda been cleaning and organizing my room.  I still have lots of work to do, moving some furniture around and painting my house.  
But I do have a weight update for you guys, a few weeks ago I mentioned that I started weight watchers online on July 22nd and have been slowly taking off the weight.  Today is my weigh in day, I lost 2 lbs this week!!!!!!!!! YIPPY!  So my total weight lost is 24.1 lbs, I have a long way to go but at least its coming off!  Again I apologize for not having a project today, but I promise to get back on posting regularly.  There are a few crafty things that I am trying out like applying to a couple of design teams something I have never done.  But with the encouragement of my mom, I gave it a shot.  I won't be totally disappointed if I don't get picked as I have a lot to learn still.  
Have a great weekend and Happy Craftin'! 
Miranda ; )