Monday, July 25, 2011

Guest Designer at Paper Dolls! I Love these Free 3D Rolled Flowers!!!

I am a Guest Designer for the last Paper Dolls challenge!  I am so excited to share my project for the challenge, but before I do, I want to thank Thienly and Tamara, aka The Paper Dolls, for the work they put into the Paper Dolls blog!  I enjoyed following the blog, entering the challenges and playing along in the link-ups.  My favorite part was seeing their fabulous projects each week - they are uber talented!  T&T, thanks for introducing me to so many fabulous SVG designers and for letting me be a part of your final challenge!  I wish you continued success on your personal blogs (Thienly - Mod Paperie and Tamara - Happy Life, Crafty Wife) and other creative outlets!

I was originally planning to do a bigger project and ended up having a crazy busy week, so I decided to make a card instead. 

Aren't these rolled flowers gorgeous!!!

THE CHALLENGE - Create a project using the FREE 3D rolled flower SVGs provided on the Paper Dolls blog (created by Cindy from Creative Pointe).  There are three different rolled "swirl" flowers - a large and small rose, and a carnation. 
Other Materials:
- Circle punch
- Stamps by i-cling
- Glimmer Mist
- Distress Ink
- Paper by Bazzill & Coredinations
- Lace by Stampin' Up!
- Felt flower brad by Making Memories
- Gems by Creative Charms

I really really hope you will join us for the last challenge!  Let's send off the Paper Dolls on a high note!  I can't wait to see what you create!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Let's Use Our Scraps - Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #15

Hi there!  I am very excited to share my first Whimsical Wednesday challenge project as a Design Team member!  The challenge this week is to use scraps to create a card/project.  I have so many scraps - finally, a chance to use them!!!

For my project, I used my scraps to create a pattern for the background of my card.  This was really easy to do.  I cut strips of paper (size of strips eye-balled) and glued them together making sure to alternate the patterned papers.

- Sentiment by Suddenly Artistic
- Ribbon, button, and gems to embellish 
- Misc scrap paper:
Make sure to hop over to the Whimsical Wednesday Blog and check out the Design Team's projects and see what the prize is for this week's challenge.  I really hope you are able to join in the fun!  I can't wait to see how you use your scraps! 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Whimiscal Wednesday Blog Hop is HERE!!! Fab Prizes!!!

Welcome to the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop!!! You should have arrived here from Amber's blog If you just happened to drop by to say hi please go to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to start at the beginning of the hop. For this hop, we all made banners/wall decor that will be sent to a nursing home. The link to read more about this great cause is posted on the Whimsical Wednesday Blog.

For my project I decided to make a 10x10 shadow box.  My inspiration was the motivational quote I used (word art/digital stamp by Raindrop Echo Designs).  This quote seemed appropriate for all ages including residents at a nursing home.  I enjoyed every minute of making this!!!  When you are making something for a wonderful cause as this, the inspiration just doesn't stop!  I like the end result and I am sure the recipient will too!  I might have to make one for my craft room too!  :)

Other Materials:  Ribbon by American Crafts and Celebrate It; Used Cricut and SCAL to cut flower SVG by Images by Heather M and frame SVG by SVGCuts; Tim Holtz inks and paper distresser,Vintage brad and Gradient Gem stickers by Creative Charms, Glitter by Martha Stewart Crafts; Shadow box frame by Collector's Museum

These our the generous sponsors for our blog hop and what they are giving away for PRIZES!!!
  • Patsy from the Prairie Bird Boutique Your choice of one bundle of Shabby Crinkle Ribbon
  • Babbette from The Kraft Outlet The Kraft Outlet has generously donated their “Inspiration Play Pack”;  This is a collection of The Kraft Outlet's top selling items valued at over $45. The play pack comes with 10 yards each of the red and brown baker’s twine, an assortment of 50 of the plain and grungy tags, an 8 sheet assortment of their cardstock and text weight papers, an 8 envelope assortment, one sheet of Kraft labels, a set of their vintage dictionary pages, 1 yard of black twill tape and a CD full of 100 graphics and backgrounds.
  • In addition the Kraft Outlet is offering 10% off all purchases made during the ENTIRE  month of July. All you need to do is enter the code JULY10 at checkout.
  • The grand prize for the blog hop is a Gypsy, donated by Stephanie. In order to qualify for the grand prize you must leave a comment on each of the designers blogs. At the end of the hop please return back to the Whimsical Wednesday Blog to leave a comment saying that you finished the hop and left a comment under all our post. The blog hop will run through Sunday and end at Midnight.
Thank you for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday blog hop! Your next stop is the very talented Faith-Abigail at

Here is the full blog hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:
1. Whimsical Challenge Blog:
2. Stephanie:
3. Star:
4. Jessica:
5. Shelly:
6. Chloe:
7. Amber:
8. Melanie:
9. Faith-Abigail:
10. Cindy:
11. Joni:
12. GiGi:
13. Amber:
14. Carlene:
15. Karen:
16. Glora:
17. Nanne:
18. Cathryn:
19. Whimsical Wednesday:


Monday, July 4, 2011

Purse Birthday Card!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful July 4th!!!  The weather in Minnesota is perfect and I can't wait to see some fireworks tonight!  I just finished making this adorable purse card for my niece.  She is turning 13 so I wanted to do something that is more grown-up, but not too mature.  I put a lot of thought into this so I hope she really likes it.  She is a girlie girl, so I think she will! 

I made this shape card using Sure Cuts A Lot (using the weld function) and the purse SVG from the Glamour Cut It Set which I purchased as part of the Lettering Delights Super Shapes Cut It Bundle.  This bundle is available for a extremely low prize until July 11th.  You can check it out HERE

Materials Used:
  • Purse SVG (Cut It File) - Glamour Set by Lettering Delights
  • Flower SVG by Images by Heather M
  • Stamped sentiments by i-cling
  • Patterned paper by DCWV
  • Gems by Creative Charms
  • Glitter Glue by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Ribbon
  • Black Stamp Ink
  • Glimmer Mist
  • Scalloped Cut by Purple Cow Paper Cutter
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I have some very exciting news to share!!!  I am joining the Whimsical Wednesday Design Team!  I have never been on a design team before and I couldn't be more excited and can't wait to get started!!!  I have entered a few of the Whimsical Wednesday challenges and I absolutely love this team!!!  Not only are they super talented designers, they are the sweetest and most thoughtful people!  They make sure to stop by everyone's blogs and they leave the most heartfelt and encouraging comments!

If you are not familiar with the Whimsical Wednesday challenge blog, check it out HERE and become a follower.  This challenge blog welcomes all crafters whether you use a Cricut, Silhouette, and/or other die-cutting machine (or no die-cutting machine).  It is all about the challenge theme and the project type:  scrapbook layout, card, and/or other project.  Also, the creator of this challenge blog, Stephanie at Always Crafting, is fabulous!  She is talented and has a wonderful heart.  And, I love that the challenges last for two weeks so you have more time to enter.  There is a wonderful challenge going on now - stop by the WW blog and enter!

To see the official Whimsical Wednesday Design Team annoucement, please visit Stephanie's post at her personal blog Always Crafting.  Also, to celebrate the new Whimsical Wednesday Design Team, we are having a Blog Hop!  The Blog Hop starts on 7/8/11 at 7PM EST and will go thru the weekend.  I really hope you join us in our celebration.  There will be great prizes and of course, lots of inspiration from a very talented group of designers!!!  Plus, the hop project supports a very great cause!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!                                                                    

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Huge Thank You to My Followers!!! Giveaway Time!!! Ends 7/31/11!

Hi Everyone!!!  Thank you so much for following my blog and for all of your wonderful comments!  Thank you for the encouragement and for fueling my passion for crafting!  In honor of reaching almost 200 followers and as a big THANK YOU to you, I am having a giveaway!!! 

Did you notice a theme with the items I am giving away?  It is all about letters!  I love themes, and everyone needs letters for their projects, right?

The Goods:
  • Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge
    • If you are not a Cricut user and you win, I will swap out the cartridge for something else.  I love my followers that use other die-cutting machines too!!!
  • Vintage Jewel Stickers by Creative Charms
  • Chip Chatter Fuzzy Self-Adhesive Letters by Pressed Petals (26 Pk)
  • A Bag Full of Chipboard Letters by Cosmo Cricket (~200 letters/shapes)
  • Alpha Stickers by Making Memories
  • Rub-on Letters by Piggy Tales
To Enter My Giveaway:

1)  Become a follower of my blog (if you are not already)

2)  Leave a comment letting me know what you would like to see more of on my blog and/or your favorite blog post and/or crafty project I have shared! :) 

3)  I would love it if you posted about my giveaway on your blog, but it is not required.  HOWEVER, if you DO post about my giveaway on your blog (and thank you if you do!), I will throw in an EXTRA PRIZE - some Creative Charms goodies!!!

This giveaway ends on 7/31/2011 at Midnight CST.  Thanks again for following me and I wish you all the best of luck!!!  Have a blessed day!