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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Day at Exploring Cricut!

Hi All!!

Today is my day over at Exploring Cricut!

For my project today, I wanted to recreate a project that I made for a friend and a craft show last year! I have my new house this year, and I have a Christmas Tree in my dining room that is ONLY my handmade ornaments! I love that tree!!! Well, when I was looking at it, I had decided I had two banners on it that I set to look like an ornament, and I wanted one more! So, I made this:

I used:
Cricut Craft Room
Winter Frolic
Cricut Font and Basic Shapes
Imagine-Christmas Wish

I just love the way it looks on my tree!!! I'm glad I even had some of the ribbon from last year that I used on it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Guest Designer Day at Jaded Blossom!

Hello All!!!

Today is a VERY exciting day for me!!! I am a GUEST DESIGNER for one of my favorite stamp companies EVER, Jaded Blossom!!! This is a TOTAL honor for me!!! I have been a fan since they came out and I ADORE them! My sister in law and I use them for TONS of things that we create for our family, friends, and our business!! So, thank you Candace and Michelle, for allowing me to be a designer during your birthday month!

For today's post, I decided I wanted to use one of my FAVORITE sets that I own from Jaded Blossom, the Santa Mail set. It has a TON of useful sayings on it! My favorite being "Do not open until Dec 25"! I also love the "From the North Pole" stamp as well! These stamps work PERFECTLY for Craft Show items, Teacher Gifts, Stocking Stuffers, etc!

The stamp I decided to use on my project today is the do not open unitl dec 25th stamp. I figured it would go awesome with my K-Cup SVG file!

Here is a picture of my project:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
Craftin' And Stampin' SVG File: K-Cup Gift Box
Jaded Blossom: Santa Mail Stamps
Brown ribbon/Red ribbon from my stash
Kraft Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Designs on Cloud 9 Harvest Holiday paper pack
I really hope you all enjoyed my project! I really enjoyed being part of the team today! It was awesome!!
Make sure you keep checking Jaded Blossom's blog everyday, because there is a guest designer every day in December! AND they are doing a BIG giveaway! Make sure you link up your project for a chance to win!
OK, hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Oh Christmas Tree Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of Christmas tree projects to help you get ready for the Christmas season!

 If you're looking to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Ashley's blog. If you've come from PAM'S blog, you're in the right place!

For today's hop, I made my holiday Christmas Cards! I got this idea from my Stampin' Up up line, Tami who made these BEAUTIFUL cards! She used a used Dryer sheet for it! Click her name to see how she did it! And, I know, sounds weird, but look how pretty it is!

Front of card so you can see the whole scene

Side view so you can see a bit of the sparkle!
Whisper White Card stock/Chocolate Chip Card stock
Chocolate Chip Ink
Season Of Peace Stamp Set for the tree.
Many Merry Messages for NOEL
USED Dryer sheet
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Ribbon from my stash
Spray Adhesive

We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$6 worth of digital stamps

Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday December 18th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!

Hope to catch you Craftin' and Stampin'!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

SSS at Hiding In My Craft Room!

Hey All!!

Its SUPER SCRAPS SATURDAY over at Hiding in My Craft Room!

Today's project is an oldie for me, cause I have made these for YEARS! But its new to my blog and my followers!!

Here is my project:

Stryphone Ball
Leftover Fabric Scraps
Straight Pins
Foam Shapes
These are my fabric ornament balls! Not much needed for supplies!! I used to makes these EVERY YEAR for my employees! I wanted to them have an ornament from me to remember me by! But, turns out I work with all of them still, so no ornaments this year! LOL! I kid, I kid! They will be getting new ornaments from me this week!
Please hop on over and check out what the rest of the HIMCR DT has in store for you! You will LOVE IT ALL!! Then, enter YOUR project!!!
OK All, hope to catch you Craftin' and Stampin'! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Day At Exploring Cricut!

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Hey All!!!
Today is my day over at Exploring Cricut, and I am pulling out an Oldie BUT a Goodie! We made something just like this about 2 years ago, but I wanted to make it again since my brother in law proposed to my future sister in law!!! It will be time for another bridal shower, so I gotta stock up on my favor ideas for her!!!
Wanna see what I made? Here it is!!
I used Tie the Knot and Art Philosophy for my box. I made the box at fit to page, so it was the biggest I could make it! I had the accents in my scrap extras box, so I am unsure of what cartridge they came from!
I cant wait for another sister in law! I am already blessed to have four! One more would be amazing!!!
OK all, dont forget that we have the blog hop from Monday, and we have our challenge going on that you can enter at EXPLORING CRICUT!
Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Blog Hop!

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 Hey All!!!
Today is the Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from LORI'S blog, but if you did not, you can start at the beginning with Diane by clicking HERE!
Today we are showing off some SUPER quick and easy Christmas Card's for you to help inspire you with your own cards! This is my FAVORITE type of card to make all year round! I LOVE MAKING CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!
My card is for ALL you last minute people out there! I am FOREVER running behind because of my eight THOUSAND jobs! I have been managing to make things in right under the wire! Hence my card! I got it together JUST IN TIME!!! Wanna see it? Here it is:

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Santa's Village
White & Crimson Card stock
My Minds Eye Tis the Season patterned paper, other patterned paper from my stash
Pop Dots
Stampin' Up Old Olive Ink
My Pink Stamper Breast Wishes stamp-"Believe"
Jaded Blossom Santa Wishes stamp- "From the North Pole"

I will let you in on a little secret...For SUPER FAST Holiday Cards this year, print and cut a BUNCH of the images off this cartridge, cause once you have the images, you can throw a card together in NO TIME!!!
Now its time to hop!!

Here is the order for the hop!!
Blog Hop List
Lori Ulrich   WERE HERE!!
Jessica Wilson    YOUR HERE!
Georgiana Carson   GO HERE NEXT!!
OK all, I hope you go and see what all my friends have created for you!!!
Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Made Especially For You-Christmas Card with a Die Cut

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 Hey All!!

It's time for another post for Made Especially For You!!

Here are the details for this challenge!!

Week of December 3rd - December 9th
Challenge: Create a Christmas card using a die cut
Sponsor: Whimsical Designs -
Prize: 1 stamp set of the winner's choice
Sponsor Button:

For my project today, I pulled out my Big Shot, ONCE MORE, this holiday season. And yes, I know this holiday season JUST BEGUN, but for crafters, you know you work on Holiday items in June! You have to stay on top of things for craft shows, gifts, last minute items, etc, so you HAVE GOT TO BE AHEAD OF THE GAME! So, yes, I say again, I pull out my Big Shot once more! LOL!!

For my project today, I made ANOTHER Gift Card Holder! I know I made once last weekend to show you, but I am showing you another one that I made! I am up to 14 all together now that I made! WHOOP WHOOP!!!

Here is my project:

Die Cutting Machine: Big Shot
Die: Stampin' Up Top Note die
Paper: Recollections and My Minds Eye (old stashed piece!)
Die Cut Images: K&Co
Tools: Pop Dots, Crop O Dial, Eyelets, Twine, ATG
Tell me this one isn't SUPER CUTE??? I just love the way it turned out!! Heck, I may just keep my Big Shot out for a little while longer!!
Make sure you check out the rest of my DT sisters and that you enter your project for a chance to win some goodies!!!
OK all, hope to find you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hiding In My Craft Room-Blue and White!

Hey All!!
YEA!!! Its OFFICIALLY December! I am BEYOND THRILLED!!! I have something planned EVERY night in December for my bub! We also have been having our visits from our Elf On The Shelf, Ralphie (yup, he was named by Bub, and YUP, after Christmas Story!)! I will be doing a whole post on Ralphie..we'll save my info on him for another time, lol! BUT, here is a quick pic of the night we got Ralphie and how he just FLEW up to our door and got wrapped in our Christmas Lights! Bub was SOOOOOO excited!!!
December is also my FAVORITE time for craft shows! I have been telling you guys about craft show items, and things that are hot sellers, and I have even been selling my SVG files for the Craft Shows! Well, your in for a treat today for my post for HIDING IN MY CRAFT ROOM!!!
This item has been made for about a month now and I shared it with a few Craft Show friends, but I was saving it to put on my blog for today! Our colors for our challenge today are BLUE AND WHITE!!! I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do for today! Check it out:
How stinking CUTE is this???
STAMP: Jaded Blossom SNOWMAN KISSES-Buy the way, its on SALE! WHOOP!!
PAPER: My Minds Eye (old pack from last year!)
SNOWMEN: Stickers from a misc foam pack. Got last year from Michaels
DIE: Top Note Die from Stampin' Up!
PUNCH: Stampin' Up!
Cello Bags: Stampin' Up!
I really hope you liked my BLUE and WHITE themed project today!!! This was one of my BEST sellers at the craft shows I have done this season! I literally made this project in about 5 minutes! Its was VERY simple! I am SURE you could use these for school classmate gifts, stocking stuffers, co-worker gifts, etc! I hope it brings a smile to your face! 

Ok, please make sure to check out my DT sisters and then enter YOUR BLUE AND WHITE project over at HIDING IN MY CRAFT ROOM!!!
OK all, hope to find you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Made Especially For You-Shaped Card

Hey All!

It's time for another challenge over at Made Especially For You!

Here are the details for the week!

Week of November 26th - December 2nd
Challenge: Create a shaped card - anything but a square/rectangle, a circle card would be acceptable
Sponsor: Meljen's Designs -
Prize: 4 non-colored images of the winner's choice
Sponsor Button:

I just LOVE shaped cards! And over at The Cutting Cafe, they had an AWESOME shaped card for Christmas that I KNEW I wanted to make!!!

Here is my card:

My card

A bit closer so you can see the shape and more detail

Up close shot of the "bling" on snowflakes

Machine: Silhouette Cameo
Stamps: Recollections
Ink: Stampin' Up Pacific Point
Paper: My Minds Eye "Tis The Season" 6X6 pad
Tools: Bling-Stash ( I do know its from Tuesday Morning though!), ATG, Pop Dots, Ribbon from my stash
I hope you have a second to stop by and see my DT sisters work! Holy cow are they talented!!! Then, make sure you enter YOUR shaped card to win!!!
Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hiding In My Craft Room-MIX IT UP (with a Christmas Theme)!

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Hey All!!!
WOW....Can I just say that I am E-HAUST-ED after Thursday and Friday??? My body feels like I have aged like 10 years from lack of sleep and being so tried! I need a break! However, it wont be today! I have another craft show (fingers crossed for a good one) and then I am having my friends and family over for our annual Santa Fire Engine Parade! 7 neighboring towns, along with ours, "dress up" their fire engines and get them all decked out and they drive through my town, and finish the big guy himself! The exciting part this year is that it goes RIGHT IN FRONT OF  MY HOUSE! We can just all sit on the porch and watch it go by! It will be SOOO nice!! Speaking of Christmas, we have a challenge!!!
Over at HIMCR, our challenge this week is to MIX IT UP-with a Christmas Theme!
For me, Mixing it up, would be using something I don't typically use or do with my card making.
I made a gift card for you all to see! Wanna see it???

From looking at this, can you tell what I mixed up??? Not sure? Well, I'll tell you! I didn't use a SINGLE ELECTRONIC CUTTING MACHINE ITEM on my card!!! What?????? NO???? I really didn't!!!

Cutting Machine- BIG SHOT: Stampin' Up
Die- Top Note Die: Stampin' Up
Die cut: K&Co Spotted Canary Die Cut Pack
Paper: Michael's Sugarplums 6X6 paper pad
Adhesive- Pop Dots and ATG
TOOLS: Eyelets: AC Moore, Twine: AC Moore
Can I just say how EASY it was to make this card? And I used things I don't typically use! I love my ELECTRIC die cutting machines, so it was nice to give them a break for today!!!
So, now I would LOVE for you to all check out my DT sisters pages! They all did some AWESOME projects as well! Your gonna love them!!!
Then, go on back and link up your MIX IT UP project at Hiding In My Craft Room!!
OK all! Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Day at Exploring Cricut!

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Hey All!!
Its my design day over at EXPLORING CRICUT!! Have you entered your Thankful Project over there yet? They have an AWESOME prize this week!!!
So, remember my post the other day about my new SVG file, MOMS SPECIAL FOLDER? Well, no worries for you Cricut Users out there!!! I was able to make the Tooth Fairy Letters on my Cricut as well!!
I used the Baby Steps Cartridge to cut the Tooth, and I used Jaded Blossom's Tooth Notes to give it the touch it needed!
This is the Front! How stinking cute is it???? 

This is what the back says (don't mind the fact that its not on a tooth, I sold the one I made for my post, and I made up the back real quick for you to see the saying!)
CUTTING MACHINE: Cricut Expression
PAPER: Stampin' Up Whisper White
INK: Real Red, Versamark-Stampin' Up
TOOLS: Heat Tool, Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder-Stampin' Up
I have the cut file saves on CCR if anyone would like it! Its sized perfectly to fit the stamps! Just comment below with your email address and I can send right off to you! You must have Baby Steps though!
OK all!! Thanks for checking in with my project today!!
Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest Designer Tip for My Creative Cutter Room!

Hey All!!

Today is my guest designer tip day at Creative Cutter Room!

For today's tip, I wanted to show you how using these tools:

Can help you make these:


Well, to make it EVEN easier, I made a video...Check it out below:


Stryphone Block
Stampin' Up Crystal Effects (BUY FROM ME! Click HERE!)
Bic Markers
The measurements that I used are: 1 1/4 x 5 inches. To get the triangle shape, I marked the middle of 1 1/4 inches which is 5/8 of an inch, and from that 5/8 inch mark, I went down 5 inches. From that 5 inch point, I took the ruler and drew a line to the 1 1/4 inch mark. Then I repeated back at the 0 mark I made. SUPER EASY!!!

Here is what you can do to get them to dry:

OK all! I hope you enjoyed my tip!!! Thanks for watching!!
Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Challenge at Exploring Cricut! Thanksgiving!

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Hey All!!
Its time for another challenge over at Exploring Cricut!
Here is the info for our new challenge!
Challenge "Count Your Blessings":
Create a card, layout, or paragraphed celebrating Thanksgiving.
For my project, I wanted to decorate my branch at work again for Thanksgiving. We are doing a food drive in my branch for our fellow co-workers who have been effected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. That just hit way to close to home for all of us, and we couldn't bear to see our teammates, friends, and frankly because we are such a small bank, we are like family! We are gathering for Thanksgiving and for Christmas for them!
So, I brought in my friendly Cricut and my Gypsy and went to town! Here are the pictures of my branch:
My teller whole teller line

The teller station. I put falling leaves in 4 different colors on top, and their names on the bottom. Don't mind me in the background, lol! It's a marble teller line, so you see my reflection in it!

A closer shot of another Turkey. This is Ulana's station.

The circles in the Food Drive picture above are for customers to write their names on. We are still debating on wither or not we want to do an "I'm Thankful Wall". But, I just got this kicked out on Saturday evening, so no names were on when I left!

I think the girls will like their new name plates better then the RIP name plates I made them for Halloween. They all HATED seeing their names that way! Next, time, I'll ask! LOL!!!

For this project, I used: Create A Critter, Nate's ABC's, George and Basic Shapes, and my Gypsy to weld the letters of my tellers names!

OK, so this is what I have for Thanksgiving, what do you have to be thankful for? Time to create and enter for your chance to win a SWEET prize!!

Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Teams projects first!!

OK all, hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Moms Special Folder SVG Kit! NEW!!!

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Hey All!!

WOW! TWO new SVG files in one day?? This girl is KEEPING BUSY!!

Here is a brand new file I just created!


Inside pockets


Fancy Cutout

In this file, you will get all cutouts seen (except for two stamped images on front of the folder). You will get the folder, tooth, fancy cutout & cutouts for designer paper on front and back.

File will be emailed once payment is received by end of business day.


Supplies Used for my sample:
STAMPS: Jaded Blossom Stamps-Tooth Notes and Santa Mail
INK: Stampin' Up-Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Versamark Ink
EMBOSSING POWDER: Stampin' Up-Gold, Melon Mambo, & Silver
PAPER: Recollection-Sugar Plums & Solid colors
TOOLS: Silhouette Cameo, Stampin' Up Heat Tool, Stampin' Up Stampin Trimmer, Stampin' Up Embossing Buddy
(Please click HERE to go to my Stampin' Up Online Store to purchase all Stampin' Up items!
Here is the video to put all items together and how I assembled and embellished it:



Thanks for looking today!
Hope to find you all Craftin' and Stampin'!


New SVG File for Sale!! Nugget Sled!

Hi All!!

Happy Sunday!!

Today, I have another SVG file for sale! This file is for my Nugget Sled!

It holds 4 Chocolate Nuggets. The file comes with the Nugget Sled and the cut for your designer paper covers for over your nuggets.

Here is what it will look like!

Front View

Side View
File will be emailed to you by end of business day!
Thanks so much for looking!!
Hope to find you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hiding In My Craft Room-Glitz and Glam Blog Hop!

Click HERE for My SVG's for sale, and for the NEW K-Cup Holder SVG file!

Hey All!!!
Welcome to the Hiding In My Craft Room Glitz and Glam Blog Hop!!

You should of arrived here from Jennie's page!

If you didn't, start at the beginning by clicking  GO HERE!!

For today's post, we used images from our sponsor, The Scrapbook Stamp Society .
And for the winners  of the challenge and from random comments at HIMCR this week gets 3 images of their choice!!!
But, you have to comment on everyone's project!!

Here is my card!!

This is a further away shot. Just so you can see the whole thing.

Up close detail so you can see how I tried to give her wings a lot of attention

A shot with my flash on so you can see the glitz in the card!
For my project, I decided NO MARKERS!
Instead, I pulled out my Stampin' Up watercolor pencils and my water brush and colored my image that way!
Then, I used some silver shimmer paint and alcohol mixture to create spray mist to make my fairy look glitzy!

Now, time to move on and check out all the other awesome projects! Your next stop is Angela!  And here's the order if you get lost:

An'Jenic from AJ Scrapbooking & Cards 

Jennie from Jenscrapstoo
                                        Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin'     YOU ARE HERE!!! 
 Angela from Angela's Crafty Spot      GO HERE NEXT!! 
Amber from Momma Scraps 
Melissa from My Watermelon Moon
Robin from Create-a-latte 

The giveaway is a pick of 3 of the 5 digital stamp images used by the DT!

OK All! Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!