Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bubblegum Fun Gift

Hello Everyone!  I know I haven't been around much lately, but my life has been totally crazy!  I am hoping to get back into the swing of things.  My plans are to get into my very clean craft room tonight and dirty it up. LOL 
Over the weekend, my step-daughter had a bar-b-que at her new house so I made a little something for her.  Her kitchen is red and black and while visiting her dad and me she went into my craft room and saw the little gumball machines I had made and said it would be cute on her red and black vintage kitchen table.  So I quickly put one together for her this weekend. 

I know these are all over the internet but the first time I saw it was when my friend Amanda did a tutorial over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew and you can get to it by clicking HERE! I wanted mine to be bigger so I just increased the sizes.  All of the material used including the paint came from Michael's. 

Don't forget, my GIVEAWAY is still on going.  I am only 31 people from 300. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

MCCR Theme Day Thursday - Sleep Over


Happy Thursday!  Today is Theme Day Thursday over at My Cricut Craft Room!  Our theme for today is Sleep Over!

I created a sleeping bag pull out invite using Everyday Paper Dolls, Rock Princess and Life's A Party.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  I must warn you this post is picture heavy! 

I started with a 7 1/2 inch X 5 1/2 inch piece of Recollections card stock. I scored from the right at 7 1/16 and 3 1/2.

I folded it on the score lines and applied adhesive to the side and bottom forming a pocket. 

The card for the inside is cut 3 1/2 X 5 1/4 so it will slide in and out easily. 

I cut a piece of card stock 5 1/2 X 3 14/16 to form the outside of my sleeping bag.  The card stock is Paper Studio - Safari Untamed mat stack.
This is what the card will look like inside the pocket.
Next I rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper.
I cut a pillow from Everyday Paper Dolls at 5.50, inked around the edges and adhered it to my inside card.
Next I stamped the "You're invited to a" from My Pink Stampers Invitation Only stamp set and the info from a stamp I purchased at Hobby Lobby with SU Regal Rose. I cut the letters for Sleep Over from the pre-loaded Alphabet cartridge on the E2 at .75.

I cut the skull and it's layers from Rock Princess at 2.25 and added some bling to her bow.
Finally I cut "Girls Rule" from Life's a Party at 1 inch. 

Here is the inside invite and the pocket side by side!

Now head over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what my amazing Design Team Sisters have created!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Another Baby Shower


Hello Everyone!  How have you been?  I'm so sorry I haven't been keeping up with you guys.  I am still playing catch up from Trial.  Trying really hard to get back to normal!  I finally got to spend a little time in my craft room on Saturday.  My son, Christopher is having a sweet baby boy next month and his Dad gave him a diaper shower this past Sunday.  This is what I made for it!  

My newest Grandson's name will be Cayden James and they wanted a banner with his name.  I used the bib on Baby Steps to make my banner.  I saw this cute little colored clothes pens at Wal-Mart near the baby shower stuff and thought it would be cute to make it look like the bibs were hanging on the line to dry. 

Yep, I made the cake too, something really simple. 

Here are a few pics of my son and at the shower:

First off let me introduce you to my Grandson, Hilton who is going to be a big brother in February.  My oldest son, Michael is expecting baby number 2!

The proud parents to be Ashley and Chris!

Opening presents! 

Godfather to be Lyle, co-host of the diaper shower and life long friend of Chris!

Some of the guys!

Chris and his Dad!

These are the guys responsible for the gathering! 

I am super close to getting 300 followers if you aren't already a follower, please become one!  Also, if you haven't entered my giveaway, go back to the top of this post for the link!  Hopefully, I'll get to 300 soon! 


Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Ashley!

Today is my secretary Ashley's 25th Birthday so I made her a quick card.  
 My card is a 4 1/4 square card.  Each mat is 1/4 inch smaller.  All of my paper is from my scrap box.  The image was cut at 3 inches from Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge and I added a Peachy Keen Face.  My twine is from the Twinery.  My cute sentimetn and tag is from Creative Time.  I added some blue glitter glue for the icing. 

 The inside sentiment is from CTMH.  Isn't it lovely.  I wrote on the inside of the card before I took the pic so I covered it with a piece of paper.  LOL

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room WYEGW


Good Morning my Crafty Friends!  I hope everyone is having a happy Wednesday!  Yep it's that time again, another Would You Ever Guess Wednesday!  Today is the day the DT uses any other image on a cartridge except for the main image.  

For my card today, I used A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge. 

I cut my crab at 3 inches using the icon feature.  I inked around the edges with MS black ink and added some googly eyes.  My background paper is from my scrap drawer and is cut at 5 1/4 X 4.  I added some red and white twin from the Twinery.  My card base is white cardstock from Wal-Mart and is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 to form an A2 sized card.  I used an adhesive spring from CTMH to attach my crab.  My cute little sentiment is from K Andrew's "Splashtastic Summer" stamp set stamped in Holiday Red ink from CTMH on some scrap white card stock and then matted with red card stock.  

This is what what my crab looks like in action! 

Now head on over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what my awesome DT sisters have created! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

300 Follower Giveaway Update

300 Followers Giveaway Update! 

I am only 38 followers away from reaching my goal of 300.  CLICK HERE  to enter to win the following!

Sweet July K Andrew Stamp Set

Black and White Gelly Roll Pens
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tsukineko - Memento - Full Size Dye Stamp Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
 Along with some paper! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

So Berry Sweet

For my Giveaway, CLICK HERE!

Hello Everyone!  I hope you all had a very crafty weekend!  With the heat and the rain, there isn't much to do around here except stay in and craft.  Except work of course; and it seems that's all I've been doing for the past month.  One more week of trial and hopefully things will slow down a bit, at least enough for me to catch my breath!  I did have some time in my craft room on yesterday and was able to get a few things done.  I still need to make a few more invites for my son's diaper shower and some decor.  I need a few more hours in the day!!!!!  

Enough about my crazy life, on to my project........

For my project today, I used the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge.   The image was cut at three inches and is popped up using Recollections foam squares.  I added some Cotton Candy Stickles to the cheeks.  The white card base is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  Card stock is from Wal - Mart.  Green layer is 5 1/4 X 4 also from Wal - Mart.  The cute back ground paper is from Michael's and is cut at 5 X 3 3/4.  My ribbon is from Michael's.  My adorable sentiment is from K Andrew's "Food for Thought".  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Two Bundles of Joy Blog Hop

Hello My Crafty Friends and 
Welcome to Two Bundles of Joy Blog Hop!
My friend Nicolette's cousin, Samantha is expecting twins and we got together to help celebrate the event!  
If you arrived from Tammy's blog then you are in the right place if not you should hop on over to Nicolette's blog to start at the beginning!  We wouldn't want you to miss any of the fun!  For my project, I made a matching set of scrapbook pages to help remember their bath!  

I still haven't figured out how to photograph 12X12 scrapbook pages!  But any who, thanks for stopping by today. 

If you haven't entered by 3oo follower giveaway, CLICK HERE to take you there! 

Next you should head over to the super talented COLLEEN to see what she has created for the twins!

Now should you get lost along the way the entire lineup is listed below!   

Nicolette- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunshine and Smiles - My Cricut Craft Room

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Hello my crafty friends!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  Well today is my day to post over at My Cricut Craft Room and it's card making Tuesday!  Our assignment this week was to either use a sketch or make a boy card for the Sunshine and Smiles project!  I choose Sunshine and Smiles, each of these cards get sent to Erica and she gets them to the kids at the hospital.  

My card is a typical A2 card.  However, I made it a side fold vs a top fold.  All of my paper is from Recollections.  Each mat is 1/4 inch smaller than the one before it.  I ran the red paper through my Big Shot with the Tim Holtz Alterations Brick embossing folder.  My awesome sentiment is from none other than K Andrew's "Of Mice & Lil Men" stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used my small square punch to punch out the square and then put it on a piece of blue paper to create the layer.  I added three yellow buttons just to give it a little more color.  My image was cut at 3 inches from the Superman Cricut Cartridge with all the layers.  I do not recommend cutting this image any smaller than 3 inches, too many pieces!  

Well that's it, I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope some sweet little boy will enjoy receiving it!  

Monday, July 9, 2012

It's A Diaper Shower

Happy Monday my Crafty Friends!  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  I participated in 2 blog hops this past weekend, if you haven't already, you should scroll down and take a hop! 

All weekend, I've been working on some invites for my son, Christopher's diaper shower.  I had to make 60 of them so I kept it ultra simple.  I decided since I was making so many, I would make it like a postcard.  Take a look and let me know what you think!



To create the invite, I first printed all of them and then cut them down to 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I was able to get 4 from each sheet of blue card stock (Recollections).  I wanted to keep everything simple since this is going out to men.  Next I started on the front, I cut my yellow mat at 5 1/4 X 4 and the green 5 X 3 3/4. Both the yellow and green paper is from Color Bok (Wal-Mart).   I ran the green mat through the cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots embossing folder.  I added a piece of ribbon that says It's A Boy (Hobby Lobby). My image was cut using the Baby Steps cartridge at 3 inches.  I decided to cut the base in flesh color and skip one step because I wanted to add a PK face.  I than cut all the layers as usual.  

I'll be slipping these into an A2 envelope to send out!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cart July Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Christmas In July Blog Hop, CLICK HERE or Scroll Down!

For my 300 Follower Giveaway, CLICK HERE!

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day TWO

You should have started at MY CRICUT CRAFT ROOM if not please start at the beginning, we don't want you to miss any of the fun!

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's one year "BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!
A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year. Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10% off of your total purchase 
(No exclusions)
on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!!

For my first project today, I used  A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge

The base of my card is Recollections Kraft card stock cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 to form an A2 sized card.  My blue layer is 5 1/4 X 4.  My brown (sand) is 1 1/2 and I used a Fiskars paper tear edger to make my sand line.  My image was cut at 3 inches.  My sentiment is from K Andrew's Sweet July stamp set and was stamped in SU Old Olive on some SU Whisper White card stock.  My ribbon is from Wal-Mart.

Now for a closer look at my main image: 

For my second project today, I used Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge.  

My card is an A2 sized card.  My pink base is ColorBok from Wal-Mart.  My green layer is from DCWV So So Sweet stack.  My image is cut at 3 inches first in green then in pink.  I inked around the edges with some pink MS ink.  I added some Flamingo Liquid Pearls to the butterfly and to make the butterfly trail.  I added some pink/white twin from the Twinery.  My sentiment is from K Andrew's Positive Thoughts stamp set.  

A closer look at my butterfly:

For my third and final project today, I used Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge.  

This card is 9 1/4 X 4 inches.  It will fit in a #10 envelope.  My card base is from Recollections.  My adorable background paper is from Provo Craft Celebration stack which came from Erica's Craft Room Store!  My alligator was cut at 2 1/2 inches.  All of the paper used on my gator is from my ever growing scrap box.  I added some googly eyes rather than using the cut eyes.  For my nose, I used a black sharpie marker.  My sweet sentiment is from K Andrew "Positive Thoughts" stamped in CTMH Lagoon ink.  My ribbon is from Wal-Mart. 

And now a closer look of that adorable gator: 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today!  

Next you should go to Erica's Project

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up