Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #62

Welcome to another great challenge that cookingwithcricut is having.  The challenge is to create a project using either Wreaths, pinecones or candles. 

For my project I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and make a tealight card.
I saw the instructions for this card on http://scrappeskreppe.blogspot.com last year, printed them off and found it very easy to use.  I just had to convert cm into inches.  For more of a fall feel for this card, I used fall colored tealights and raffia.  I have seen them made with ribbon to hold the candles in also.

I stamped the top of the card with my new stamp set from inkadinkaclings.  Used versa mark ink and embossed in clear embossing powder.

The pinecones that I popped up are from the Cricut cartridge Potpourri Basket - cut them at 1 1/2 inches.

The sentiment is from K Andrews Winged Things stamp set.  If you have not tried her stamps, you are missing out on some super quality stamps.  I love how sticky they are and how crisp they stamp. 
If you are interested in her stamps, and for some tips and ideas, please go to her website at
You will love doing business with Kristal, she is such a generous person, she donates $1 from the sale of every stamp set to a charity.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cathy's Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today is Cathy's birthday, I am not sure if she wants us to post the age, so I won't but we will be wishing her a very happy birthday at any age!!  I was so honored when she emailed me and asked if I would help her celebrate her birthday.  I love to celebrate birthdays because I don't look at it as getting another year older, I look at it as celebrating them being in my life for another year!

For My project I decided on making a birthday card with my all time favorite Cricut Cartridge Hello Kitty.  All the images on this card just make me smile which I thought would be perfect for a birthday card.  I hope you like it.
Recipe:
Card base - Studio G (Micheals $1.00 card set)
Hello Kitty cut at 3 1/2 inches
Birthday sentiment - Stampin Up! Well Scripted stamp set
Flower embellishment - sticker from my stash..
I used stickles on the hands and feet to make her sparkle just a little bit more, and used a little bit of stickles in the center of the flower.

Your next stop in this hop is www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com

Here is the lineup in case you get lost, and please don't forget to stop at Cathy's blog and wish her a very Happy Birthday and join in on the celebration and link up your card on Cathy's blog.  She is going to have prizes to give away.

www.mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com (returning back here)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lets Talk Turkey Blog Hop Day 2

tHello, and WELCOME to the the second day of "Let's TALK TURKEY" Blog Hop!! We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!! Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! Our hostess, Amy at http://www.lovetocrop.com, has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from
Ashley, then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the Turkey Coop!! If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog (http://www.lovetocrop.com) to start at the beginning -- we've got a bunch of Gobble-Gobble-Goodness, you won't want to miss out on any of the FUN!!

For my project I decided to take the card that I made yesterday and incorporate it into a scrapbook layout.  This way I can write down my private memories for this last Thanksgiving my mother cooked.   I often do this with layouts that are very personal in nature but still add a great element to the page.
I matted the photo's with paper from the Recollections collection called "Spice Market" and then embossed under the photo's using the embossing folders that come in skinny strips.  This one says "With love"
I stamped in versa mark ink and embossed in clear embossing powder the pine cones and bough from Inkadinkaclings that I purchased at AC Moore.

I hope you like it and don't forget to leave a comment, become a follower,  so you can be entered to win my blog candy which is posted on Day 1's hop.

Thank you again for visiting, for the next stop in the Turkey Coop, please hop to Colleen
2. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
3. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
4. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
5. Linda ~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
6. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
7. Rhonda ~ http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
8.Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
9.April ~ http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
10.Michelle ~ http://www.craftychelle.blogspot.com/
11.Kristy ~ http://www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
12.Sher ~ http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com
13. Robin ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
14. Melissa ~ http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
16. Jamie ~ http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
17. Janet ~ http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
18. Jessica ~ http://scrappyluvs.blogspot.com/
19. Nancy ~ http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lets Talk Turkey Blog Hop

Hello, and WELCOME to the the "Let's TALK TURKEY" Blog Hop!! We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!! Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! Our hostess, Amy at http://www.lovetocrop.com, has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from Ashley, then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the Turkey Coop!! If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog (http://www.lovetocrop.com) to start at the beginning -- we've got a bunch of Gobble-Gobble-Goodness, you won't want to miss out on any of the FUN!!

For my project I have created a greeting card for Thanksgiving with the famous turkey. 

Recipe:
5 x 7 Kraft cardbase
Plaid patterned paper K & Company Fall/Halloween paper pack
Embossed background with scripted cuttlebug folder
Turkey cut @ 3 1/4" - Create a Critter
Sentiment "Faith"  K. Andrews Winged Things stamp set
Sentiment "Simply fabulous!" K. Andrews Fashionable Friends stamp set

 In order to be eligible to win my blog candy, you need to leave a comment and become a follower - easy right?

I'm offering $10 off My Memories Digital Software - and another $10 coupon to the Mymemories.com store. All you have to do is enter the code STMMMS6475 at http://www.mymemories.com/ to get this discount. Or you can click on the link on the left side of my blog! (a $20 gift for you). There are plenty of freebies and lots of inspiration - please check it out.  They even have templates to make your own Christmas cards - how awesome is that?

Thank you again for visiting, for the next stop in the Turkey Coop, please hop to Colleen

1. Amy ~ http://www.lovetocrop.com/
2. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
3. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
4. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
5. Linda ~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
6. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
7. Rhonda ~ http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
8.Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
9.April ~ http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
10.Michelle ~ http://www.craftychelle.blogspot.com/
11.Kristy ~ http://www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
12.Sher ~ http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com
13. Robin ~ http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
14. Melissa ~ http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
16. Jamie ~ http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
17. Janet ~ http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
18. Jessica ~ http://scrappyluvs.blogspot.com/
19. Nancy ~ http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/

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 member 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  Jessie  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...

For my project, I'm featuring the Fashionable Friends--
K Andrew Designs
My project is a popcorn wrapper!

Recipe:  Kraft cardstock for wrapper
              Background stamps: Inkadinkaclings
              Elves:  Jolly Holidays cartridge cut at 2 1/2 inches
              Sentiment:  K Andrews Art Stamps - Fashionable Friends

I have my own special blog candy to everyone who takes a peek today. I'm offering $10 off My Memories Digital Software - and another $10 coupon to the Mymemories.com store. All you have to do is enter the code STMMMS6475 at http://www.mymemories.com/ to get this discount. Or you can click on the link on the left side of my blog! (a $20 gift for you). There are plenty of freebies and lots of inspiration - please check it out

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Miranda


Getting Cricky Blog Hop


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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fashionable Friends

Happy Saturday everyone.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.  I announced last week that I am a new member of Getting Cricky's Junior Design team.  I finally had a few spare hours to myself to play with some of her stamps. 
Recipe:
House Mouse image
Sentiment:  K. Andrews Fashionable Friends.

If you have not had a chance to try K. Andrews stamps, you are missing out on some great quality stamps.  I love how crisp they stamp and since they are made out of high photo polymer and they cling to the acrylic blocks.

K. Andrew also donates $1.00 from the sale of every stamp set to charity.  How awesome and generous is that? 

You can check her websit by clicking on the link below.
www.gettingcricky.com


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fruits, Corn, Harvest Time with Cooking with Cricut.


Welcome to another great Challenge from Cooking with Cricut. 
I have been making a lot of apple butter these past couple of weeks, so I decided to make a recipe file to hold my recipe.
Recipe:
Cardbase:  Sentimental cricut cartridge cut at 8"
Basket:  Doodlecharms cut at 2 1/4 "
Apples:  Disney Classics cut at 3/4"
Gingham ribbon - AC Moore




Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Junior Design Team Member at Getting Cricky with K. Andrews!

I am so super excited to announce that I have been chosen to be one of K. Andrews Junior design
team members.  She has an amazing stamp line and I love the fact that she donates $1.00 of every stamp set sold to a charity.   I cannot wait to get to know everyone and start working with her stamps. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

What I am Thankful For Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2!  If you just came from Christina's blog, you are in the right place.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please start at Lisa's Blog.

I struggled with day 2 because I am so thankful for so many people in my life.  When I sat back and tried to narrow it down to just one person, it really made my count my blessings.  My father, who has always, and still is right there by my side to lend a hand, or an ear to listen to me when I have a problem.  My father has to be one of the most understanding person I know.  I am thankful for two loving sisters.  I have always looked up to my oldest sister Patti, I admire her many many talents.  She is an amazing cook, mother, grandmother, quilter, crafter and a great friend.  She has such a great creative spirit that just energizes mine.  I admire my other sister Cindi, for her thoughtfulness, strength, sense of humor and her love of shopping!!  My brother, Scott, is one of my best friends.  When I named my son Christopher Scott, I made a wish that Scott would play a big part in his life - and I got my wish 1,000 times over!  My son and my brother are inseperable.  They worked all week together and even on weekends, Christopher has to be with his Uncle.  I have stepped back many times to thank God for making my wish come true.  I have a boyfriend that loves and spoils me like no one else has ever done.  He supports my crafting hobby, he has even told me he envys me, because I have a hobby that I am so passionate about.   My other blessing in my life was my mother.  She stood by me no matter what.  When I was upset, she would always take my side and give me advice on what to do.  When I came home from work sick and she would see my car in the driveway, she would stop in to see what was the matter and then go home and start a chicken soup and jello for me.  She and I had a ritual every year of going to the Bangor flower show in the Spring and she would tell me what all the flowers were and where I could plant them. 
So you see, this one was very hard to pin point on just one person when they all mean so much to me.  I can honestly say, I am truly blessed and for that I am thankful.

Your next stop on the hop is Theresa




What I am Thankful For Blog Hop

Welcome to the "What I Am Thankful For" Blog Hop. This hop is scheduled from Nov. 4 at 8:00 am through Nov. 5 at 11:00 pm (central time).

If you just happened to come from Christina's blog you are in the right place, if you would like to start at the beginning, please visit Lisa Peters.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we ...have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and a great grand prize for this hop.

The hop is a 2 day hop so you will have plenty of time to make it through the whole hop lineup twice. Check out each blog and see what blog candy you can win at the individual stops. Please come back both days to see great projects.

Here is the complete lineup:
Lisa http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/isa.blogspot.com/
Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/ofscrapping.blogspot.com
Jamie http://www.myamusinglife.blogspot.com/gspot.com
Cathie http://www.cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/phappy.blogspot.com/
April http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com/
Sherry B http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com
Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
Gina http://www.californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Amy http://www.lovetocrop.com
Janet http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Shawnee http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Rachelle http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
Amber http://www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/ons.blogspot.com/
Barbara http://www.barbarab3.blogspot.com/pot.com/
Sherry W http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/
Christina http://www.cema1cema.blogspot/gspot
Linda http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/blogspot.com
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Vicki http://www.mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/logspot.com/
Melinda- http:// www.thepaperthumb.blogspot.com
Suzanne http://www.cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/ammy.blogspot.com/


My project is ...
A scrapbook page of my son Christopher.  He is my greatest accomplishment!!  Chris loves to hunt and fish.  On this particular day we took the double kayak out and he fished while I took pictures.  I had the most wonderful day with him.  I loved every minute I was with him.  He caught so many fish and I loved watching him reel each and every one in.  We paddled all around the pond, so relaxing.  It meant a lot to me that he wanted to spend his afternoon with his mom.



To be eligible for the grand prize, you must visit each blog, leave a comment and then become a follower of every participant in this hop. You also MUST visit my blog and leave a comment on my blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and my facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060268842. Please let me know if you don't do facebook and I won't count that against you for the blog candy.

Your next stop is Theresa  Have a great day and please stop back tomorrow for another great project. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winner of the Catitude Blog Hop!

Congratulations to OCCricut, you are the winner of a $10.00 gift card to a craft store of your choice, AC Moore, Michaels or Jo-annes. 

I have sent you an email, please contact me with your mailing address and I will get your prize right out to you!!!

Online Extravaganza November 20-26th

Stampin Up's Online Extravaganza extends until November 26th with these additional items.  Many I have used and LOVE! Now is the best ...