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Monday, October 29, 2012

Made Espeically For You-Color Combo Challenge

Week of October 29th - November 4th
Challenge: Create a card inspired by the provided color combo

Sponsor: My Heart Pieces -
Prize: 3 images of the winner's choice
Sponsor Button:

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hiding In My Craft Room-Mix It Up!

Hey All!!

Quickie post for today! I have been super busy with helping my dad out while my mom had her second surgery yesterday! I just cannot WAIT for her to get home :( Hopefully by next week!!!

This actually winds up being the PERFECT post for todays challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room! Our theme for today is Mix It Up with a Thanks or Thanksgiving theme!!!

I wanted to make just a little something for the nurses that has been helping my mom out! I know my mom will be there for a couple more weeks, so I made a few Hot Chocolate Sliders with a Thanksgiving/Thanks theme!

Here is my project:

I hope you enjoyed my project! Sorry this is such a quick post, but I am back and forth between my job, and the hospital! But, I know for a fact that my DT sisters are not letting ANYONE down, so check out their inspiration, and then link up with us!

Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Telelphone Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to Made Especially For You's 
Telephone Blog Hop!

If you've never heard of the "Telephone" game it's a game most often played by kids that simulates how a story can change from person to person, or how a rumor can start. For example, I may tell Susie that at lunch today I had a peanut butter sandwich, an apple, and some milk, and she may go tell Jackie that I had a turkey sandwich, an apple, and some milk. Although only one small detail was changed, over time the entire story can change. The game is played by starting with a story and whispering it from one person to the next in a circle and seeing how the story changed once the last person has told it. 

We decided to play this game as a design team, not with stories, but with cards! Our DT leader Ashley started with a photo of a card, emailed it to someone, who then created a card based off her card, and sent a photo of it to the next person. As a design team, this is the first time we're seeing the progression of the cards! 

Here is the photo of the card I received from KRISTY !!!! You should of arrived here from her blog! If not, please start at the beginning with ASHLEY!

For my card, I really drew upon the mailbox! I loved her stamp, and I wanted to create a BIG mailbox shaped card! Here is the card I created!!!


What fun is a blog hop without blog candy?! A couple of our design team members have donated some blog candy for those who comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

$15 Gift Certificate

Blog Candy Pictured Below

Please make sure to leave your contact info when you comment to be eligible to win! Participants have through this Sunday, October 28th, to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday October 30th at Made Especially For You.

You're next stop is DONE! Hope you enjoyed the hop!!!

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

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Design Time at Exploring Cricut

Hey All!!

Sorry I have been MIA lately! I have had a LOT going on with my mom and her big surgery's, and with work! I have been SUPER BUSY!!!!

Anyway, today is my turn to be the designer for the day at EXPLORING CRICUT!

For today, I created Halloween Trick or Treat bags for my son and my nephew! Check them out!

I used fabric, painters tape, therm-o-web, my iron, my Cricut, and Mini Monsters for this project!

Too stinking cute, right???

Make sure you check out Exploring Cricut! They have a Halloween challenge going on!! Put your entry in now!!

OK all, gotta get to work! Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Made Especially For You-3 Leaf Challenge

Hey All!!!

It's time for another challenge at ME4U!

Here are the details!!!!

Week of October 15th - October 21st
Challenge: Create a card featuring three leaves
Sponsor: V's Sweet Ideas -
Prize: $10 gift certificate
Sponsor Button:

Here is the card I created for my 3 leaf challenge!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create my leaves and saying! Super easy! And got me right in the mood for Fall! Which made my saying be SUPER EASY to be true! Lol!

Sorry if the picture isn't with my description! I am having laptop issues so I'm creating the post in my phone!!!

So, please check out the rest of the DT inspiration at

Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hiding In My Craft Room-Super Scraps Saturday!

Hey All!!!

It's time for another HIDING IN MY CRAFT ROOM challenge!

This week, our theme is:


This week, I had a SLEW of scraps leftover from all my projects I made!! I was COMMITTED to making something awesome with my scraps this week, and truth be told, I think I WORKED it this week!!

Wanna see??

Don't you think it's awesome??? I made it on my Silhouette Cameo and I used the cut file from SVG Cuts ( Toil and Trouble ) to create the Apothecary Jar! Because it was multiple pieces cut to make 1 3D image, I was able to get the most out of my scraps!

For a little more of a spooky effect, I inked and distressed all the edges of EVERY piece and added Glossy Accents to the POISON label!

Ok, now I want you to check out the rest of the DT Teams projects!! Then, pull out YOUR scraps and enter your Super Scarps project HERE! 

Ok all, hope to catch you Craftin and Stampin!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scrapbook Friday at My Cricut Craft Room!

Please scroll down to next post for the "MONSTER MASH BLOG HOP" featuring Exploring Cricut and Made Especially For You! 

Hey all!!!

Today is another post for My Cricut Craft Room!!!

Today's theme is:
Scrapbook Friday

Teacher theme for World Teacher’s Day (does not have to be a school teacher…. I teach people through Ustream, so get creative)

So...I wanted to get creative and think of a layout that I could make for someone who DOES teach, and not necessarily in school! So...I got to thinking....And here is what I thought of!!!

I made a 2 page layout for a Cooking Instructor using Kate's Kitchen and my Imagine!!!

I stiched recipe cards for the photo mats (with my Sew Easy) which are cut at 4 inches on the Imagine from the Kate's Kitchen cartridge. Even my background paper is from that cartridge!

I spelled out Cooking Class = Cooking with Class in my Cricut Craft Room using Craft Room Basics. I just love that font! I welded the letters of each word together as well!

I popped up the center images on each page with Pop Dots!

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Please check out the rest of my DT sisters over at My Cricut Craft Room! You will be amazed!!!

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


Made Especially For You & Exploring Cricut DT Team Up-Monster Mash!

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

If you've come from DIANE'S blog, you're in the right place! If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

For my project, I created a SPOOOOKKKYYY haunted 3D Haunted House (From Silhouette online store) and a SCARY Skeleton Bat Monster!!! Super Creepy right??? And I placed a battery operated light from Target inside it!!! It looks AWESOME on my coffee table as a little decoration!

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

$15 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday October 16th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is IAN'S blog!  

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

Happy Hopping!

Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Design Time at Exploring Cricut-Decorations for Checking Campaign

Hey All!!!

Today is my turn over at Exploring Cricut, and BOY do I have a treat for you!

I took my Cricut into to work to help me decorate for our Sales Campaign that just started! Its for our new Boomerang Checking account. My girls and I came up with a few really good ideas, so it was not time to put the plan into action with the help of my Cricut.

Are you ready?? Here are TONS of pictures!!!

The front of my teller line.

The scary name for Boomerang Checking-We turned it into BOOOOOOmerang Checking!

All treats, no tricks (our slogan for our decorations)

My vampire bats that say what comes free with the account!

My scary little ghosts!

My Headtellers Tombstone...err I mean name plate!

The rest of my tellers stations!
Gypsy & Cricut Expression
A Fright ful Affair, Happy Haunting, Mini Monsters
Recollections paper
Black ink pad
scotch quick dry glue
I hope you enjoyed what I created for my day today!!! If you are interested in my cut file for the tombstones, let me know! I will be happy to email them to you!

OK All! Dont forget we still have our Breast Cancer challenge going on this week too! Be sure to enter!!

Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Hey All!

Its time for another challenge over at Exploring Cricut!

The theme for today is Breast Cancer. Here are the details fort the challenge:

Create a Card, Layout, or Papercraft symbolizing hope against the fight of this terrible disease with pink and a sentiment.

This hit especially close to home for me this year because I now have someone close to me that I know that has this horrible disease...My Babci (Polish for grandmother, my mom's mother).

She found out 3 days prior to Christmas last year, and because my Babci is like a typical caring, wonderful woman, she decided not to tell anyone at Christmas what was going on. This INFURATIED me! How horrible must it have been to have this on your mind and not tell anyone or have anyone be there for you! She told me that she didnt want to ruin our Christmas or our vacation....WHAT???? BABCI!!! We are family, we NEED to know so we can  be there for you! Well, needless to say once I DID find out, I have been there for her! She had a masatamy back in January, and has been on Chemo since. So far, all looks good! YEA!!!

So, today, this project is dedicated to her!!! LOVE YOU BABCI!!!

Cricut Expression
Cricut Autumn Celebrations
Pink By Design Breast Wishes
DCWV Pattern paper
Recollection solid paper
Real Red Stampin Up ink
Please be sure to check out the rest of the super talented Design Team and then enter your challenge to win! 

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

Made Especially For You-Sketch Challenge!

Hey All!!

Boy am I glad its Monday! Worked all weekend at my day job and my teaching job, then came home to entertain some friends, and thankfully now I get a chance to relax today since bub is off from school! WOO HOO! Can you say CRAFTY TIME???

So, to start off our crafty time today, lets take a peak at what our ME4U challenge is all about!

Week of October 8th - October 14th
Challenge: Create a card inspired by the provided sketch

Sponsor: Bugaboo Stamps -
Prize: 7 images of the winner's choice
Sponsor Button:

I gotta admit...I LOVE SKETCH CHALLENGES! I feel like the card is already to go, just gotta add some color and some patterns to it! This sketch was most especially fun!!! Here is my take on it!

Digi Stamp-Bugaboo Stamps
BOO background Stamp- $1bin from AC Moore
Letter Stamps-Urban Alphabet CTMH
Markers-Stampin' Up
Stampin' Up Basic Black Embossing Powder
Ink-Color Box
Ticket Punch-Stampin' Up
I really had a lot of fun with this card! I haven't pulled out my embossing powders since I moved into my new house! So...were talkin about a few months here!! 

So, please check out the rest of my DT sisters and show them some love! They made some REALLY awesome projects for today's challenge! Then, be sure to enter YOUR take on the sketch challenge HERE!!!

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

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Cutting Cafe Post-Spiderweb Shaped Card

Hey All!!

I wanted to make a quick post to show off a card that I made with another one of Regina's awesome cutting file from The Cutting Cafe!

This weeks card is the Spiderweb Shaped Card!

You can find purchase this file by clicking HERE!

Here is my card!

I totally enjoyed making this card! It was just too cute when I got done with it! Don't you agree??? And I used that same Teresa Collins Halloween paper stack! It works with EVERYTHING you are planning for this Halloween!!!
OK all, hope to catch you Craftin' and Stampin'! 

My Cricut Craft Room October 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room

100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day Two!

You should have started at if not please start at the beginning

Collectively the design team uses over 100 different
Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days
of this hop. Please hop along as the second half of the
Design Team shares their projects for todays hop.
Erica is giving away 3 different prizes to 3 separate
winners this month! The first prize is TPC Girlfriends
pink papers, the second prize is the Pink Journey Cricut
cart and last is one Pink little Cricut bug toy. Good
luck and have a great time hopping.
Hi All!!!
You should of arrived here from the talented CHRISTINA, if you did not, please start HERE!!!
Between yesterday and today, each of my Design Team sisters and I all had to each pick 4 cartridges to work with to create either a project(s) to showcase each of the cartridges artwork!

The cartridges I chose today are:

A Frightful Affair
Autumn Celebrations
George and Basic Shapes
Moveable Monsters

Can I tell you just HOW excited I was to challenge myself with creating an AWESOME project utilizing these cartridges??? Well, I can tell you I had a BLAST doing it!!!!
Here is my project:
2 page layout featuring 2 4x4 picture mats and a 4x6 picture mat.

 Witch from Autumn Celebrations

Zombie Man from Movable Monsters, but shadow background from A Frightful Affair

Pumpkins from A Frightful Affair

Ghost Tree from A Frightful Affair

Boo from A Frightful Affair and Moon from George and Basic Shapes. The picture mats were also from George and Basic Shapes

Tombstone with zombie hands is also from A Frightful Affair
Can I just tell you that this was the FIRST scrapbook layout I have made since World Scrapbooking Day??? How terrible is that??? But, I will say, I have enjoyed it SO MUCH, that I created 3 new scrapbook pages that I will save to show at a later day! And I also decided that I much more enjoy making blank layouts, THEN going in to put a picture in..MUCH EASIER to decide! I also decided that I really enjoy doing whole scenes, creating something around my pictures. Wait til you see what I have in store for you over the next few weeks!!!
So, I hope you enjoyed my project! If you did, I have the file saved on my Gypsy and CCR. I would be more than happy to send it to you!

Also, please make sure that you comment on each blogs along the way to be entered to win today's prizes.

If I have convienced you just how much I adore A Frightful Affair, you can scoop it up in Erica's store! Just hit and purchase it!! 
Now, its time to head back for some blog candy! Click HERE to get there!!!  
Once again, here is the line up if you want to head back and check out all the talent once again!!!

2. Jamie L
3. Ashley
4. Marji
5. Miranda
6. Sarah
7. Melissa
8. Sharon
9. Erica's Projects
10. Jamie M
11. Amy
12. Jodi
13. Tess
15. Jessica W  YOU ARE HERE
16. Blog Candy  GO HERE NEXT

Ok all, thanks for joining me! Hope to find you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hiding In My Craft Room Color Challenge-Black, Orange, and Purple!

Hey All!!

Today is a Color Challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room!!!

For the color combo today, we will be using:



For my project today, I decided to make another Halloween Card! Once I decided on a card, I totally knew what image I wanted to use, and what die cutting machine! I chose the Free Shape of the week from the Silhouette Store which was the Mummy! I then knew I would be using my Cameo to cut this out! And can I tell you just how NICELY it cut? No crumbling, no tearing, no moving...PERFECT! And as you can see, this mummy was cut in 3 separate layers, and there was very small outer edges cut out, and it worked GREAT! See for yourself!

Here is my card:

Designs on Cloud 9 Happy Harvest paper stack
Recollections solid paper colors in Black, Orange, and Purple
Studio G Stamp
Stampin' Up Craft Ink in Whisper White
Stampin' Up designer lable punch
Foam Square adhesive
Scotch Quick Dry
Be sure to check out my DT sisters projects!!! They are SO AMAZING!!!
After you check out some inspiration, make sure you enter your project HERE!
OK all, hope to catch you Craftin' and Stampin'!  

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room!

Hey All!!
It's time for another post for My Cricut Craft Room!!!
Today, its theme day Thursday!
For today's theme, we have Apples and Pumpkins! I chose a pumpkin card for Halloween! And what a cute little pumpkin card it ended up being!!!

I used Create A Critter for my little pumpkin friend, and I used scraps of paper left from last Halloween and Thanksgiving! Its a cute little bright pink shade in my background paper and I added some white gel pen stiching around him. I also used my letter stamps to spell out HEY PUMPKIN since I didnt have a stamp that said that! I popped it up on some pop dots, so it just RIGHT out at you! I used Pumpkin Pie ink from Stampin' Up to do some shading around my pumpkin and around my saying, which I also used Pumpkin Pie ink for!

Please check out the rest of the AWESOME design team's projects today by clicking HERE! Also, please check out the post that Erica put up about some changes going on with the Cricut Craft Room!You can find that post HERE! You will want to scroll to the bottome of the post for that info! SUPER GREAT STUFF coming!!!

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

Monday, October 1, 2012

ME4U-Halloween Card with a Banner!

Hey All!!!

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

Here are the details!!!

Week of October 1st - October 7th
Challenge: Create a Halloween card featuring a banner
Sponsor: The Stamping Boutique -
Prize: 3 images of the winner's choice
Sponsor Button:

This card once again got me pulling out my markers to practice my coloring!!! And I even used my new Tattered Angels mist on it!!! Wanna see it??? Here it is!!

I have to admit I am not fond of how I did the banner. I thought it was going to look a little different in my mind, versus putting it onto the card!!! But, I do love the colors, and I love the orange background paper. Its from Teresa Collins Halloween Stack!
Now, go check out my DT sisters cards!! They are so wonderful, you will be SO inspiried to enter this weeks challenge! You can enter that HERE!!!
OK all, hope to catch you Craftin' and Stampin'!