Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Be My Valentine Blog Hop Winner

Ok, so I hate to do this, but I didn't hear from the first Be My Valentine Blog Hop Winner so I had to choose a new one. So, I used and here is who I got...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2011-01-25 22:08:17 UTC

Carrie K said...

Great LO! I love the colors!
January 9, 2011 1:56 PM

Carrie please contact me at croppinmommadesigns at wowway dot com to claim your prize by Monday, January 31st at 12:00 pm EST, so that I can get your prize out ASAP. Thanks!

With that out of the way I am so sorry that I haven't had any new projects this week. I have had two sick kiddos and with the weather her being so cold and yucky it is really hard to make myself get up and do anything. So, anything that has gotten done is the bare minimum for the house. So, please be patient and I promise that I will have new stuff posted soon!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Projects to Come and Blog Hop Winner Update

So, I know that I've been gone the whole week, but I promise that it is for a good reason!

My 30th birthday was on Monday and my hubby and parents threw me a party on Saturday and then we went out with friends, on Monday my mom and grandma took me out to lunch and my hubby took me out to dinner, and then on Friday we went to see Harry Potter before it's not in the theaters anymore. So, in between all of that I have been trying to catch up on laundry and cleaning the house along with all my regular daily duties like taking the kids to and from school.

I am determined to get back in my scraproom today. I have started a couple of things throughout the week that I just need to get finished and pictures taken of. Also, I have a few other things on my list of To-Dos. So, I promise I will have things posted all next week for your looking enjoyment!

Thanks for sticking with me!

Also, on another note. I still have not heard from The Winner of the Be My Valentine Blog Hop. I am going to try and contact her today, but if I don't hear from her by tomorrow (Sunday) at midnight, then I am going to pick another winner. If you haven't checked to see if you won, please go HERE.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Princess Adorable

Good Morning! Today's challenge for Cooking with Cricut DT was to make a project with at least 3 flowers on it. Always, fun!

I picked out the patterned paper from the DCWV Premium Stack (if you haven't been following my blog for the last week or two, I am in love with this stack). The solid black is Recollections, the sparkly white is also DCWV, and the sparkly red is Bazzill.

The flowers were cute from the Cindy Loo cartridge, at 3.5" and 2.45".

The princess title is from the New Playtime cartridge at 3.5" (I think). I didn't get a knew expressions from Walmart, but I was lucky enough to win both the Playtime and Cricut Classic Font off Ebay. They were used, so no one was really bidding on them, but they were from a respectable seller and weren't linked to a Gypsy and I won them for $50 for the set!! Anyway, I got them and they were in perfect condition and I love them. 

The tag was cut from the Sweethearts cartridge. I am not sure of the exact measurements, because I had to finagle it so that it would all fit, so it is not exactly how it originally was, it ended up odd measurements. The jewels are from the Joann's $1 Bin (Love this).

Lastly, I just had to show you all this photo. The photo on the layout is my daughter when she was around 9 months and then this is her yesterday. She was so excited that this was a picture of her when she was little that she wanted to take a picture with it. So cute!

Now, if you haven't been there yet hop on over to Cooking with Cricut and take a look at the other Design Team members creations and play along on this challenge with us!

Also, remember that I drew the winner of the My Valentine Blog Hop and you can see if you won HERE! I haven't heard from the winner yet!

Friday, January 14, 2011

And the Winner Is...

SO SORRY!! This was suppose to be published at 8:00 am, but for some reason it didn't and I just noticed. So without further ado...

The winner of the Be My Valentine Blog Hop is...






By Pick:

#27 Sherry said...

Your layout is absolutely beautiful!

Sherry congratulations and contact me so that I can get your prize out as soon as possible!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Milk It

My mother-in-law just recently got out of the hospital from surgery and since we haven't been able to see her yet (they live about 1 1/2 hours away) I wanted to send her a card till we can get up there. This turned out so much cuter once I got in the zone. I think that it turned out fabulous, hope that you enjoy!

All Cuts from Just Because Cards cartridge:
Milk Cart and Layer Cut @
"feeling SICK milk IT" and Layers Cute @
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Ultimate Premium Stack
Cardstock: DCWV Neutral Stack and Recollections Neutral Stack
Ribbon: $1 Bin at Michael's

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Glittermania with Cooking with Cricut

So, for this weeks Cooking with Cricut DT project we had to have Glitter on it. I love glitter and so I was very excited about this. Plus, I just got some awesome Martha Stewart Glitter Glue from Michaels (part of my giveaway from the Blog Hop, that you still have time to win).

DCWV Ultimate Premium Stack - the paper used has Glitter all over it :)
Jolly Holidays (Snowman)
B is for Boy (Tag)
Cricut Classic Font (Winter Fun)
Martha Stewart Glitter Glue in Silver (LOVE LOVE LOVE)

Bazzill Basics Cardstock (only for Snowman)
$1 Bin Ribbon from Michaels

Hope that you like it!! And please stop on by an join us for the challenge, HERE, I would love to see what you can do with a little glitter!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I Hate Scraps...

Happy 1/11/11!! I just think this is neat!

At least patterned ones. I always end up putting them in my scrap bin for later and rarely use them. They just pile up and I never remember what I have or what I might need. I'm sure that if I had a better system for them I might use them more, but I don't and I kind of like my system. So, I've decided that I will just try and use all the patterned paper at the time and not have to put any into my scraps bin.

So, that being said, this card is a little sneak peek at my Cooking with Cricut project for tomorrow. I used all the scraps from my project on this card.

All the patterned paper is from DCWV's "The ULTIMATE Premium Stack". It is awesome. I picked it up from Joann's for $11.99 and when I got it home I just fell in love. It is the one that is seperated by tabs into different categories. For example, these papers are from the "Winter" tab, but there are Christmas, Spring, Summer, Fall, Textures, etc. tabs. They are great. The best thing about it is that the papers in each tab go together perfectly. The buttons I'm not sure where I got, I've had them for a while. The sentiment, "Warmest Winter Wishes" is a My Pink Stamper these!! The tag is from Once Upon a Princess (I think, sorry). I promise I will try and get better at making sure I know where things came from. Sometimes though I am just in the zone...I'm sure some of you can relate.

Well, this post has gotten extremely long and if any of you are like me, you have lost interested after the 1st sentence, so if you have gotten this far...I appreciate it! Make sure that you check in tomorrow for my Cooking with Cricut project!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Good Monday Morning

Good Monday Mornin!

I don't have a scrappy post this morning, but don't worry I will have one everyday for the rest of the week.

I did want to say how honored I am at home many people came by the Be Mine Valentine Blog Hop this weekend and left comments. I gained so many followers and I am so grateful. I will not disappoint you! I have some fun stuff to post this week. I did spend some time in my Scraproom, but it was just me most of the weekend, because my hubby had to work, so I didn't get a chance to get pictures taken and uploaded.
So, please stop by tomorrow and the rest of the week for some great stuff!

Also, remember that you have till Thursday night to enter to win the Blog Candy from the Hop, so take a look at that post and enter to win!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy {heart} Day!

Before you scroll to see my Valentine Card please go on over to Scrappin Palace. She was suppose to be the last person on the Be My Valentine Blog Hop yesterday, but because of technical difficulties some people did not get to see her BEAUTIFUL banner! So, please stop on over there and give her some love!

This card was made completely from the Sweethearts cartridge. I just got this cart and I am absolutely loving it for Valentines Day. I made this card for my someone special.

Sweethearts Cartridge:
Heart Card Cut at 5.64" (Page 74 - card shift)
Hearts from Card Cut at 5.64" (just Hide the actual card outline along with the bottom 3 hearts)
Plantin Cartridge:
Square from Inside Cut at 4.94"
Rectangle Cut at 4.54"
Happy {heart} Day stamp from $1 bin at Michaels
Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Don't forget if you missed the Valentine's Blog Hop from yesterday you can go HERE. Remember I'm having a giveaway and you have till Thursday night to enter, I will pick a winner Friday morning. I will also have a lot of new stuff this coming week, so come on back and check it out!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Valentines Day Blog Hop!

 Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop. There are some really talented ladies on this hop!

If you came here from Scraps by Gracie then you are on the right path, if you want to start from the beginning then go to Wamfamily Creations with Kathryn. If you get lost along the way the list on blogs is at the bottom of this post.

Here is the layout that made for the hop, hope you enjoy it. Make sure that you check down below for some Blog Candy.

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
Bazzill Cardstock
DCWV Patterned Paper

So, now for the goodies. Here they are:

K & Company Specialty Paper for Valentine's Day (28 Double Sided Sheets)
Package of 4 Martha Stewart Glitter Glues (Valentine's Colors)
Michaels $1 Bin Stamp "I Love You"

All you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower if you aren't already. I will pick a winner the morning of Friday the 14th.

Your next stop is Deb's Electic Thoughts...

Here are the rest of the really talented hop participants!!

1) Wamfamily Creations with Kathryn
2) Crafty Sentiments
3) All Things Crafty
4) Tina Time
5) Paper Crafting Chic
6) Samara Gugler
7) Beyond Scrapin
8) So Many Crafts, So Little Time
9) The Crafty Creations Spot
10) Confessions of a Scrapaholic
11) Cricuting with Lisa
12) Scrapincovers Cricut Crafty Clare 
13) Croppin Momma Designs 
14) Deb's Electic Thoughts 
15) Scrappy Jess 
16) Ink and Paper Creations 
17) Tx Scrapper Mom 
18) Scrappin Nanapuddin 
19) Octoberbeauty Macy Bella Designs 
20) Java Jen Creations 
21) Oni's Wife Crafty Baskets 
22) S crappin' Place

Friday, January 7, 2011

Be Here on January 8th

It's Coming...

Join me here on January 8th for the Be My Valentine Blog Hop. There are a ton of talented ladies on this hop and it is going to be so much fun!!


Rock On!

This year one of my resolutions is to make a card for all of our immediate family members and some close friends and send them. The first birthday is actually my father-in-law's.  He is young at heart and has always been very into music, so when I saw the Fox on the new Birthday Bash cartridge I knew it was perfect!

It is a pretty simple card, but I think it turned out great!

Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge
Bazzill Basics cardstock

The next one is my husbands, but I won't post that one, since he reads my posts (I will after his birthday).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

An Announcement

And now, I can finally announce...
I have been chosen to be a part of the Cooking with Cricut Design Team!! I am so excited. This is such a group of talented ladies and Melinda is so, so, so talented! Her Digital Stamps are amazing and I can't wait to use them along with my Cricut.
For our first project we had to make something with a Snow theme. The first real snow that we had here in Michigan my kids, as you may assume, had to go outside and play. To my surprise they actually stayed out there quite a while and even made a snowman all by themselves. So, I made this layout for the pictures that I took of them and their snowman...

Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
DCWV Patterned Paper
Snowflake Jewels (from Joann's $1 bin, LOVE THIS!)
Glitter Glue (Also from Joann's $1 bin)
So, please on over to Cooking with Cricut and check out all the talented ladies and all of there projects as well as the GREAT cutting files.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Organization Challenge

So if you read my previous post I decided to join the Organizational Challenge over at Scrappily Ever After. If you missed my post, either go HERE to check it out, or go straight to Scrappily Organizational Boot Camp. The 1st and 2nd goals are already posted, but you can jump right on in!

The 1st Challenge was just to post our messes rooms. So, VERY BRAVELY I am posting mine. The drywall and everything needs to be finished, but we've had a lot going on, so that might not be done till summer. The space still works for me, but it's a mess!

Hope that you join me!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Goals for 2011

Since I will have more time to do what I love, since I won't be working outside the home, and hopefully I will be able to get everything under control and be less stressed, I wanted to actually post my creative goals for the New Year so that I can look back on them throughout the year and remind myself of the direction that I wanted to go for 2011. I might even add to it as the year goes on.

1. Start and Finish one scrapbook layout a week.

2. Make a homemade card for everyone in the family for their birthdays (and send them).

3. Make a Design Team.

4. Catch up Leah's scrapbook through her 3nd year.

5. Catch up Hayden's scrapbook though his 4th year.

6. Make a Heritage Scrapbook for my Mother-In-Law.

7. Use all of my cartridges at least once.

8. Publish posts at least every third day.

9. Organize my Scraproom


Hope that everyone had a fabulous New Year and here is to an even more FABULOUS 2011!!