Saturday, July 2, 2011


Blog Hop

Happy Saturday Everyone! 
If you just hopped over from the talented Zeni's blog at ScrappyZeni then you're on the right track.  If you wish to start from the beginning you can do so by going to Erika's blog CricutLove.  I'm so excited about this hop.  A big THANK YOU to our hosts Erika and Zeni for putting this together. For my box I couldn't quite figure out what I was going to do.  So I let my creative juices take over me and this is what I came up with.  I know what you're thinking....It's not Christmas yet!  Well it will be here before you know it.
For the lid I stamped the images and added stickles to it.
I also used my MS border punch to go all around the
box.  You can't see it here but the paper is actually
pearl. For the rest of the box, I added embellishments, tags, ribbon,
fiber, and plenty of spaces to add photos.  This can easily
be given as a gift with a gift card inside.

Your next stop is the talented Abby at ScrapbookAholic by Abby

Before you go.....
What's a hop without BLOG CANDY!!

Scrapbook Steals has generously donated a gift basket with a retail value of $100!!!! Along with this, Kich N Bleus Designs will give the grand prize winner their choice of a digi collection. In order to qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on every blog. 3 random names will be chosen from each blog and then placed in a pool for the grand prize.

I will also be offering up a small little prize.  I do not require you to follow me but it sure would be nice.  Just leave a comment and I will choose a winner on Wednesday.

Happy Hopping!!!


Here's the line up in case you get lost along the way...

Sarah -
Gaby -

Friday, July 1, 2011

Attention!! Awesome Blog Hop happening tomorrow!

Come by for a visit tomorrow.  I'll be in a hop with some very talented ladies.  It's all about EXPLOSION boxes.  Just in time for the 4th of July!  The big blog candy is incredible. Scrapbook Steals graciously donated it.  I'll be offering up a little something too.  here's a peek and the line up.

have a great night and hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Princess Leah Diaries/yes..this is post #4 of the night and the most important one of all

Hello Friends,
This really has nothing to do with crafting but I couldn't help but post this.  My best friend's niece Leah has been in the hospital longer than she's been home.  She's about 4months.  She's had test after test done and several surgeries and doctors have yet to figure out what exactly is wrong with her.  This hits really close to home.  I personally know the father.  I was practically his little sister.  He watched me and grow up along side his own sister.  I'm reaching out to my fellow crafting community so that you may also spread the word in hopes that doctors can figure out what is wrong with her and to lend some support in anyway that you can.  Their story has been broadcasted around the nation.  They have a blog that I follow with updates on how Leah is doing.  Please visit her site.  If you would like to send them a card you're welcome to send it to me or to the address they have on their blog.

Leah with her parents Frani and Zev.  Isn't she adorable!


Birthday Card

Hello again,
Here's my 3rd post of the night. I'm finally getting around to posting some of the neat projects I've been making.  Here's a simple birthday card I made for my best friend in Georgia.  I also included a gift card.
I must admit I used mainly scraps for this.  She's definitely worth more than scraps to me.  I love her dearly.  More than she knows.  I've done so many things with pink and zebra pattern that I had plenty left over to make this super cute card.  I used my Pink by Design stamps for the sentiment and shoe.
Happy Birthday Deb....and yes I'm posting this almost 2 months after her birthday.


Girly Jolly Roger Pirate party

It's all about parties these days.  I recently created a very girly pirate party theme.  Here are a few pictures.  The Jolly Roger was made on my Gypsy using the Indie Art cartridge.  I hid the original eyes using the "hide contour" feature and added the hearts for her nose and eyes.  For the banner I used the font from the Baby Steps cartridge.  Enjoy!!
centerpieces and tags


party sign

party banner

this is the awesome set-up at the party with
my banner front and center!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gatefold Invitations

Hello Crafty friends!
I know I haven't been posting lately.  Very busy with my boys at home and I have been crafting like mad during the weeee hours of the night. I haven't been on the computer much only to catch up on my blogs or check my email.

Here is a gatefold invitation I made for my best friend's daughter's birthday. (that's a tongue twister!)  I have seen gatefold cards before and always wanted to make one but never got around to doing them until now.  I will admit.  This is NOT my original design.  My friend found it on Three Kids Party Shop.  They're on Etsy.

Items used:
Bazzill Berry Blush cardstock
Black Cardstock/plain and textured
DCWV Glitter stack (black and pink)
White and Black polk-a-dot paper (not sure what brand)
Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge (base of card)
Forever Young Cartridge - (silhouette of girl(Barbie)
Gypsy Font (Barbie)
Martha Stewart score board

I used the Gypsy to alter  a tag and set the size to 7.45" x 10".  This ends up cutting at approximately 7" by an exact 10 inches.  I then scored it at 2.5 and 7.5 and folded the flaps in.  I printed out the invitation information from my computer and matted it with a black piece of cardstock.  The polk-a-dot paper is cut at 1 1/2" and the black band is cut at 2" x 11".  Here are the photos.

Happy Crafting!