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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!

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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'!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New SVG file for sale-Tissue Holder!

Hey All!!!
Here is a new SVG file for you to purchase! It's once again, made for Silhouette Studio.
I have a tissue box file for you today! Once again, its perfect for Craft Shows, stocking stuffers, and get well soon!
Here is a picture:

It opens with a small slot for the package of tissues to slid in, and a hole to pull your tissues up through!

I also have a video on how to put it together!

Click below to purchase this file for $.99!

I will email you the file within the same business day of when payment is received!

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Paper Beads from The Cutting Cafe! How to with video!

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Hey All!!
I wanted to share a video for an AWESOME file from The Cutting Cafe that Regina has so graciously created for us! She has made a PAPER BEADS file! And guess what??? Its AWESOME!!!
You could use these to make jewelry, scrapbook and card making embellishments! Arent they too cool?
Here is the video that I made to show you how to make the beads!!!

Here is the link to purchase the Crystal Effects that you will need to create the shiny appearance of the beads, and also to harden them! You can only get Crystal Effects from a Stampin' Up demonstrator! So, purchase from me!!  :)
I hope you enjoyed the file, and I hope the video helped you!

Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

K-Cup Holder SVG for sale, Stampin' Up , and other goodies!


Hey All!!
I am FINALLY back to being able to do routine posts and videos again!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!
Mom finally is home and getting into a routine with her therapy at home, and she is starting to feel like her old self again! Big Brandon is up to the same stuff, and Bub is enjoying school and FINALLY into a routine where he knows what to do when he gets home! Something to eat, homework, reading, THEN playtime!
As for me, TONS of exciting things have been going on! Got a big craft show coming up Thursday night! Got TONS of great things made for it! I will be showing off some items over the next few days!
I rejoined Stampin' Up again. It was a VERY hard decision for me, because I LOVE Close To My Heart products and ESPECIALLY the Cricut Cartridges, but, for me it was more difficult to sell and unfortunately, I did not care for their paper. You ALL know I have a love affair with my paper! LOL! Also, it was VERY difficult to navigate through the online ordering and understanding where I stood for the month. It is a WONDERFUL company, but, just not for me! So, I rejoined my Stampin' Up clan again! I LOVE IT!!! I joined under the NUMBER ONE sales woman in the company, Tami White! I hope she is impressed with what I can do! I wanna make her proud!!! And FYI, the NEW STAMPIN' TRIMMER was just released and I have it!! It's a WONDERFUL little addition to any craft room! Click the picture below to go right to my Stampin' Up online store to purchase the new Stampin' Trimmer for $29.95!!!

Another thing that happened was that I am no longer affiliated with My Cricut Craft Room. As you all know, I am in customer service for my day job. I ADORE MY JOB! I may complain that I am tired and all, but, its my love! I thrive from helping my customers, and being there for them! I love learning about them and their families, and I enjoy being a part of their "family"if you will. With that being said, and with all the negative information I have been hearing and finding out on my own, I no longer am with My Cricut Craft Room. For me, if it was not for my customers, I would not have a job. Even with Stampin' Up, if I do not have customers, I can not afford my crafty lifestyle! I appreciate my customers each and every day! So, for the owner of My Cricut Craft Room to not appreciate and help out her customers when they need her, well, I just cannot be affiliated with that. I decided three weeks ago that it was time to step down. BUT, that was not the end of my Design Team friendships, nope, not at all! Stay tuned for the beginning of the year for more info on that!!!
The final new venture that I am taking is that I am now creating SVG files! I ADORE my Silhouette Cameo and my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, so I decided to take that love affair and see what I can do with it!!! I will have a page to purchase my SVG's on my blog! They will be for the most part, $.99 as I start! So, would you like to see the first thing I created????

I created a K-Cup box which is PERFECT for gift giving, craft shows, teacher gifts, etc! This SVG set is for the Silhouette Cameo, and comes with:
Bottom of box
Box insert to hold 4 K-Cups
Patterned Piece cut outs for top of lid, sides of lid, and sides of box bottom
Belly band for the box
Tag for stamp
I hope you enjoy it! You can purchase it for $.99 by clicking below!

I will email you within the same business day of payment.

OK all! Thanks so much for listening to my info!! And I hope you will purchase my 1st ever SVG  for sale!!!

Hope to catch you all Craftin' and Stampin'!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Made Especially For a you-Sketch Challenge


Hey All!!

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

Today's challenge is a sketch challenge! Here are the details:

Week of November 12th - November 18th
Challenge: Create a card inspired by the provided sketch

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

For my card, I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps! I just love this woman! She cracks me up! Here is my project:

Very simple card because I believe her face says EVERYTHING I need my sentiment to say! When you open it up on the inside, it says:

How funny is that??? I cracked up laughing at these digi's because they speak the truth! They are FUNNY!!

So, make sure you check into my DT sisters pages so you can see how they worked our sketch challenge! Make sure to send them some love!!

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

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hiding In My Craft Room Super Scraps Saturday!!!

Hey All!!!

WHEW, what a week!!! I am EXHAUSTED!!! I am very much ready for my three day weekend to begin! I have a LOT of crafty time planned for this weekend because we have a big craft show coming up on Thursday! I CANT WAIT! Its in my town, so my friends get to see a little more of what I do when I am at home!!

As for today, its SUPER SCRAPS SATURDAY over at Hiding In My Craft Room! This is ALWAYS one of my favorite days, because as I have said time and time again, I love paper. I have a paper obsession, and I REFUSE to get rid of even the tinest scrap...especially if it can be used! Well, for super scraps Saturday, we use our scraps to create a project!

For my project today, I pulled out some design paper to use on my project. I had just made a bunch of items with this paper for my craft show and I loved the designs, so I made that scrap paper into a card!! Check it out:

Very basic card, But I love it! I love the colors, I love the placement I used, and I love that I saved a banner cut from the Silhouette Store to use for my sentiment! That was also a scrap from a project I made (that I still need to share with you all because it made it into Cutting Edge Magazine)!! I used my Martha Stewart leaf punch, Stampin' Up square punch, and my We R Memory Keepers corner rounder punch. Took me 5 minutes from start to finish. LOVE FAST CARDS!

OK all, make sure you check out my DT sisters projects as well, and then link YOUR project up over at Hiding In My Craft Room!!

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