Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My first digi stamp card with Prismacolor pencils

My new prismacolor pencils came in today, so guess what I’ve been doing ~ coloring!!   Here is my first “official” card using the prismacolors.


What I used ~

All paper is from Stampin Up! ~ Concord Crush for the base and Old Olive for the top.

The digi stamp is a free one I found online, sorry I don’t remember the site.

The twine is purple from the Mr. Cricut Crazy store, and the sentiment is also from Mr. Cricut Crazy on the Pixie stamp set.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Mr. Cricut Crazy Design Team–Team 1

Hey everyone!!  Hope you all had a great weekend, and your Monday started with a bang!  How about ending your Monday with a nice little design team hop?  Today is Team 1’s turn to post and I thought I would post to show you their projects and their links so you could show a little love Smile Their projects this week are ADORABLE Smile







Theresa – The Scrapbooking Queen


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SPCC #114

I bet you’re wondering what the title means for this blog entry, right?  Well it stands for Scrapmaster’s Paradise Color Challenge #114.  I just LOVE doing color challenges because they use color combo’s that I would never think of myself Smile 

This week’s color challenge was to use these colors ~


Now, these are Stampin Up! colors but you can use ANY type of paper you want for the challenge, as long as it’s close to these colors.

Here’s what I came up with ~

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When I saw these colors together I thought butterflies, but then again, I think I see butterflies in every color scheme Smile  Oh well, you can never have enough butterflies in the world!!

My sentiment is from the Haley stamp set in the Mr. Cricut Crazy store.  I used my cover a card stamp from Impression Obsession to stamp the yellow butterflies.  And of course, my white gel pen! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Design Team Monday

Today is a special day for the design team because we are ALL posting in celebration of THREE new stamp sets released from Mr. Cricut Crazy.  The name of the stamp sets released today are Gus, Pixie, and Halloween Town, and they are all SUPER cute!!

My project today was done with the Gus stamp set ~

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Is this dog super cute or what??? This was my first attempt at coloring with pencils and trying to get the shading, which you can tell I didn’t do too well, but I tried and will keep trying Smile  My husband said he looks like he’s got a 5:00 shadow..LOL!! 

Here is the the full stamp set of Gus for you to take a look at ~


Here’s the list of the other design team members, so you can hop on over and check em out ~

Heather: http://greenscrapinmachine.blogspot.com/

Vicky: http://www.luvmygypsy.blogspot.com/

Courtney: http://keekerzcrafts.blogspot.com/

Theresa:  http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

Carolanne: http://www.loganscraftymomma.com/

Michele: www.magicalcreativeinspiration.blogspot.com

Wendy:  www.wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com

Have a great scrappin day!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Elephantastic Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Elephantastic Birthday Blog Hop hosted by
If you love cute, adorable and elephants you've come to the right HOP!!
If you’ve just come from Wendy's Creative Crafting Corner you're on the right track... if you just happened onto my blog you really want to start at the beginning, which is Karey at Creative Craft Corner.

For today’s blog hop I made this cute little card for Karey ~

This hop has some AWESOME blog candy that Mr. Cricut Crazy will be providing. In order to participate for the blog candy, please leave a comment on the main post at Creative Craft Corner when you’re finished.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all the wonderful things that everyone’s created.

Your next stop on this blog hop is Erica from My Cricut Craft Room, and I'm sure she's got some awesome things to show you.

Here is the blog line~up if you get lost along the way:
Karey: http://www.creativecraftcorner.com/
Tanner : http://www.mrcricutcrazy.com/
Heather: http://greenscrapinmachine.blogspot.com/
Vicky: http://luvmygypsy.blogspot.com/
Courtney: http://keekerzcrafts.blogspot.com/
Theresa: http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Carolanne: http://www.loganscraftymomma.com/
Michele: http://magicalcreativeinspiration.blogspot.com/
Wendy: http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
Sherri: http://squeakyscrapper.blogspot.com/ ~ Me!
Erica: http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Mary: http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

50 Followers, WOO HOO!!!

I finally made it to my first 50 followers and it feels AWESOME!!  I’m not sure if you’ve heard or not but when I hit 100 I’m going to have an AMAZING giveaway, so please tell your friends and their friends to come on over and get in on the fun Smile 

Thank you for following me!!

My first stair step card!!!

I finally sat down today and did a stair step card, thanks to my DT buddy Carolanne from Logans Crafty Momma Smile  You should check out her blog (click on her name) and YouTube channel, she does some awesome stuff and she’s really good at these cards.

So, here’s my first attempt at the card.  I see a lot of places where I could make it better but for a first time I’m pretty happy with it.  I changed up the measurements a little to give me more room to decorate but then realized I wish I would’ve made it smaller … oh well.  Here ya go ~

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Side view of the cardphoto (6)Here are the directions for making this card as given by Carolanne on her YouTube channel, if you get stuck you can always refer to her video.

Card base should be 5” x 10 1/2”

You should score at 1 1/4”, 2 1/2”, 4 1/4”, 6”, and 8 1/4”

Start at the back of the card (8 1/4” score) and fold like an accordion – the back flap and the front flap should be down. 

If you use her measurements for the main card your pieces on each step should be 4 3/4” x 1”, 4 3/4” x 1 1/2”, and 4 3/4” x 2”.  this will give you a little of the base all around.  I covered my whole step.

Work from the back when decorating, you don’t have too but it does make it a little easier.

Good luck on your stair step card!!  Smile

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Here’s another Mr. Cricut Crazy stamp sneak peak….

I have just been going crazy today with the different stamps because they are just too stinkin cute!!

Here is a sneak peak from the Halloween Town stamp set ~

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The tag is sprayed with Moonlight glimmer mist.  The twine is Blue from the Mr. Cricut Crazy store.  The vampire is from the Paper Dolls Dress Up cart.

Mr. Cricut Crazy Sneak Peak

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’re having a great day.  Today I wanted to do a sneak peak for one of the newest stamp sets coming out from Mr. Cricut Crazy.  This stamp set is called Gus, and has just the cutest sayings you could imagine.  I’m not a big tag maker, but I do try ~ so here’s what I came up with Smile 

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Both images on the tag (dog and sentiment) along with several others come in this set.  The dog bone stamp is one I had from a random set.  The twine is also from the Mr. Cricut Crazy store, and I used the brown.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday my friend :)

I made this birthday card for a friend, yes on my Imagine!!  That machine has become my left hand man…left hand cause he sits on the left, and he because he’s temperamental like a man!  I always called my Cricut Expression a she, but for some reason I refer to the Imagine as a he.  My Gypsy is still a female since she tells the Imagine what to do!!  LOL.  Ok, so I’m a little crazy today….. I didn’t get a lot of sleep yesterday, but I did get a lot of crafting done Smile Here’s the card I made for my friend ~



I love how you can still layer the images from the Imagine, they don’t have to be cut flat.  The sentiment and the twine are from the Mr. Cricut Crazy store.  The sentiment is from the Birthday, Birthday stamp set.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Purple Project

Today I worked on a purple challenge for Scrapmaster’s Paradise.  It wasn’t a hard challenge, all you needed to do was create something purple. 

Here’s what I created ~

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When I started picking the colors for this card I just couldn’t stop, they were just sooo pretty Smile 

What I used ~

Sentiment is from The Ultimate Sentiments I stamp set from Scrapmaster’s Paradise.

All paper is from Stampin Up! ~ Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder.

Ribbon is Whisper White from Stampin Up!

Twine is Purple Plum Divine Twine which can be purchased at the Mr. Cricut Crazy Store.

I can’t leave out my white gel pen Smile

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SPCC #112

I know some of you may be wondering what my title of this blog entry means, well it stands for Scrapmaster’s Paradise Color Combo challenge.  It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these but I absolutely LOVE them.  If you’ve never done a color combo challenge follow my link above and get in on the action!!  The challenge this week was to make something using these colors.  These colors are from Stampin Up! but don’t worry about that, if you don’t have these exact colors just use something you have that’s close.  The colors for this week are ~


Here’s what I came up with ~


I used all the colors required for the challenge and added some twine, and my white gel pen Smile  The sentiment is from Scrapmaster’s Paradise, from the Mix & Match Friends set – which I use a LOT!

Monday, August 8, 2011

It’s Design Team Monday!!

I am soooo excited, I just LOVE design team days can you tell ??? LOL  Ok, back to the business at hand ….. today is design team day and I have created another card for you using my Imagine.  I have to say, I am hooked on that machine!!  If you have thought about getting one and are just sittin on the fence about it like I was, JUMP OFF AND GET IT!!  I think you will find it’s well worth it.  Anyway, enough about the Imagine and my addictions….LOL, I hope y’all were able to join in on the blog hop last week ‘cause we just had a blast doing it for you, and the prize was amazing that Mr. Cricut Crazy donated.
Here is my card for this week ……
What I used ~
Pink paper is all from Stampin Up! – Melon Mambo (LOVE this color).
The sundae was printed from my Imagine.  I’m not sure if you can tell but the strawberry ice cream and the whipped cream and cherry are all pop dotted.
The twine is pink from the Mr. Cricut Crazy shop.
The sentiment is from the Birthday, Birthday Stamp set, also from Mr. Cricut Crazy.

Well that’s it from me … so now go over and check out the other design team members and show some love  Smile
Carolanne: http://www.loganscraftymomma.com/
Michele: www.magicalcreativeinspiration.blogspot.com
Wendy:  www.wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com