Friday, September 28, 2012

$100 JoAnn's Gift Card Giveaway!

Hello friends!
My friend Tara over at Craftin Desert Diva's is having her 500th follower giveaway and you won't want to miss out on her prize up for grabs... a $100 gift certificate to JoAnn's! Yep you read that correct, $100! Just think of all the goodies you can buy with that!
Here is what Tara has to say about this giveaway and how you can be eligible to win:

Craftin Desert Divas

"I want to thank all of my followers, new and old! You are all wonderful! I want to thank each and every one of you who stop by my blog to visit and leave such lovely comments for me. I truly enjoy each and every one! I really enjoy sharing my love for card making and crafting. Here are the rules on how to win:
1. Become a follower Then comment under this post that you became a follower. If you are already a follower you still need to leave a comment letting me know.
2. Grab my NEW "Giveaway" button and place it on your blog Then comment under this post that you did and providing the direct URL to the page where the button is located on your blog. (The html code box is on the top of my left sidebar.)
3. Make a post on your blog about this giveaway Then comment under this post that you did and providing the direct URL to the post that contains the giveaway info on your blog.

The maximum number of comments any one person should have is (3). I will verify your entries. This is open to ALL my followers!! That's what I love about a giftcard easy to mail and you get to pick out what you like! I will use to pick a winner! Good Luck to everyone. I love my new blinkie. Thanks Sarah!!"

So make sure you go and stop Here to become a follower and have your chance at that $100 JoAnn's gift card!

Thats it for today my friends. Enjoy the weekend!



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another Challenge with Just A Scrappin'

Hello my friends, It's Thursday so that means there is another challenge going on over at Just A Scrappin'. This week's challenge is for design team 1 and the challenge is to create a card, layout or project using a stamped image and using the colors Orange and Lime Green. Any other colors are also okay to use with these two colors so I automatically thought Halloween and this is what I came up with:
My card is a standard A2 card and the papers used are Bazzill and Colorbok. I stamped out these four creepy images from my stamp set called "Happy Halloween" from Inkadinkado and colored them in using my prisma colored pencils. I mounted them on 1 1/4" squares that I cut out using my creative memories square punch. The images were then mounted on 1 1/2" black squares. I used one of my copics to outline the images in orange to make them pop off the black. I used my distressing tool to distress my layers to give it more of a spooky vibe. I love how it turned out!

 My sentiment stamp is from Mary's Cardz TV stamp set called "More Spooky Sayings". I thought this sentiment went perfect with these creepy Halloween creatures! Here is a little peek at the inside:
The inside sentiment is from the new Cardz TV Set Oct. 31st and the tiny bats are from the Inkadinkado set.
  I hope you stop on over to Just A Scrappin and link up your creation for this challenge and see what the wonderfully talented design team members created!
  Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cardz TV "Bling it Up" challenge Day 2

Hi friends!
Today is day 2 of the Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Challenge #15, "Bling it Up" and I wanted to share with you this card I made using lots of glitter!!!

My card base and layer are from Bazzill and the patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye.
I stamped my two leaves and pumpkin which I had purchased long ago from Michael's with my momento tuxedo black ink and colored using my copics YG61, YG67, Y15, YR02, YR04 and YR09. I ran them through my xyron X machine and then added some fine clear glitter for the sparkle and bling! They are up on foam tape for dimension. For my sentiment on the front, I used "Count your Blessings!" from Mary's Cardz TV stamp set "Encouraging Thoughts"
For my sentiment on the inside of the card, I used "Happy Thanksgiving" from the Happy Days stamp set
To finish off the card I added some ribbon and ric-rac that I had in my stash and I added some cute leave stickers around the front of the card and in the inside. I also added two button stickers to the inside. I have been trying to use up my stash and supplies that I have had forever. You know once upon a time when we bought stickers galore and punches and just things we thought we would use and then they sat there forever? Ahhh I bet you are shaking your head saying" I know what you mean" LOL  So each time I create now, I am trying to incorporate something old that I have had for ages.
Well guys that is all I have for you today but the "Bling it Up" challenge is on until the 27th of September so I sure hope you join this challenge! Make sure to stop on over at Cardz TV to see all the beautiful projects that my design team sisters have created!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

My 200 follower Giveaway Post!

For Cardz TV's "Bling it Up" challenge Click here
Hello Friends!
I am so excited that I have reached over 100 followers! It has been an exciting ride getting my blog up and going and I'm so very thankful to all of you who have made this happen. My next goal is to reach 200 followers and once I do, I am giving away a $25 Michael's gift card! All you need to do is spread the word and help me reach 200 followers and make sure that you leave a comment on this post to enter! Once I have reached 200 amazing followers, I will pick a winner by I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and don't forget to leave a comment on this post to enter for this great giveaway!

Cardz TV Stamps Design Team Ch #15 "Bling it Up"

"Bling it Up!"
Starts: Friday, Sept 21st 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Sept 27th 11:59 pm EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project using BLING!!!
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Monday, Oct. 1st @ Cardz TV

So here is my card for this challenge!

My card base is from Bazzill cardstock and the patterned papers are from DCWV & MME. 
I cut out this adorable teapot from "Once upon a Princess" cricut cartridge and added some lace trim from Webster's and some pearls from Recollections. I also added some Prima flowers and a pearl flourish from Recollections. For my sentiment, I used "You're Tea-riffic!" from Mary's Cardz TV stamp set "Brew HAHA"

I hope you join this challenge and stop on over at Cardz TV to see all the beautiful projects that my design team sisters have created for your inspiration and if you want the chance to win one of Mary's amazing stamp sets, link up your own creation by September 27th for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Another Halloween Card~

Hey Ya'll how is your Saturday going? I have a cute Halloween card that I made and I think the lucky little witch(oops!, lady lol) that will receive this card is going to be my daughter. She loves it when I make her anything crafty and she was just a little bummed after she saw me make a Halloween card for my niece,so this should cheer her up!
I just recently got the new Teddy Bear Parade cricut lite cartridge and so I had to make one of these adorable bears! I think this bear is so stinkin cute dressed up as a witch for Halloween! I cut her out at 3" and her pumpkin candy bag and her broomstick out at 2". I put some ultra fine glitter on her pumpkin bag, broom, hat buckle and her dress. I love anything that sparkles!

To finish off this cute little witch I added some googly eyes and she is on two thicknesses of foam tape. The papers I used are Bazzill and Studio G. That cute candy bg paper was only $.99 at WalMart! I LOVE WalMart! I cut the scalloped circles off my pazzles and added a cute little orange button with some hemp. Of course my sentiment is from my favorite stamp set right now, More Spooky Sayings from Mary's Cardz TV Stamps and this is also on two thicknesses of foam tape.
I finished the inside of this card as well, here is a little peek
I used my elegant edges cricut cartridge to cut out a little oblong frame and used more of the scalloped circles for my inside sentiment "Happy Halloween" which is also from Mary's Cardz TV

Well that is all I have for today guys!
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Cricut Card Challenge #116 "Creature Feature"

Hello my friends! I'm super excited that it is Friday!! I have the entire weekend to get crafty and that is exactly what I plan on doing! Okay so onto my card...I am playing along with Cardz TV's Cricut Card Challenge #116 "Creature Feature". The challenge is to make a card for Halloween using the card feature from any cartridge, and using any colors you’d like so I used my Wild Card cartridge and this is what I came up with:
I found this adorable card on page 68 and cut it out at 4". I cut out the R.I.P. tombstone at 2.5" and the bat at 1 3/4". I used Mary's Cardz TV stamp set "More Spooky Sayings" and stamped "Spooky", "Boo", "Creepy" and "Yikes" for some fun.

  I hand drew the "web line" for the spider and the spider stamp is an old stamp that I got at Michael's. I used my white gel pen to outline the pumpkin and for the pumpkin's eyes and the bat's eyes. All my papers are from Bazzill. I am going to stamp "Happy Halloween" in orange zest ink (Paper Trey Ink) behind the pumpkin and give this cute card to my 5 year old niece for Halloween along with some Halloween goodies. I hope you come join us for this challenge and if you do, there is the chance that you could win a great prize!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!! Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Go Team Volleyball!

Hi there my friends! Today is Thursday and that means it's challenge time again with Just A Scrappin'. This week design team 1's challenge is "Volleyball". Make a card, layout or project about volleyball using the colors maroon, gold and white and add brads..soooo here is my card for this challenge:
My card is a standard A2 size card. My card base paper is by Colorbok, my black layer, gold layer and white layer are Bazzill. On my first gold layer I embossed it using my "tiny bubbles" embossing folder and ran it through my cuttlebug. I cheated today because I did not have anything "volleyball" related so my main image was printed off the computer and colored in using my prisma colored pencils and gamsol. Of course I had to make this cute little girl's volleyball uniform maroon and gold! Too cute I know! LOL I cut the image out using my Spellbinder's Fleur-de-lis rectangle dies.

The sentiment "Go Team" was a stamp that I had in my stash that I believe I picked up at Michael's. I stamped in momento tuxedo black ink and cut it out using an old CM star punch and matted it with the same colored paper stars as my layers. Can you believe I actually used my CM punch? I have not used my older punches in probably a couple years now! I'm starting to use up old stashed items and old tools that I have not used in forever. Speaking of old stash, I used some mesh-like paper that I had for awhile now as another layer right behind my image because it kind of looked like a volleyball net. I really like the look of it. To finish off my card I used some fibers from EK Success and some black ribbon that I had purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbon and added two brads from American Crafts. I hope you like my card today! Here is a little peek at the inside of the card:
Now that you know what the challenge is, why don't you go through your stash of old papers, grab a tool that you have not used in forever and play along with us at Just A Scrappin'! I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Challenge #14- Cardz TV Happy Holidays!

Hi my friends!!! T.G.I.F.!!
I hope you have some time this weekend to get crafty because today starts a new challenge for Cardz TV!

"Happy Holiday ~ Pick One!"
Starts: Friday, Sept 7th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thurs, Sept 13th 11:59 pm EST
Details: Create a card, layout or craft project for ANY holiday you'd like, using any colors you'd like.
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice
Winner (chosen by Announced: Friday, Sept 14th @ Cardz TV

So here is my card for this challenge! I chose Halloween of course!!

My card base and layer are from Bazzill cardstock and the patterned papers are from S.E.I.
I used some cute orange and black polka dot ribbon that I had in my stash and the spider is from Studio G. For my sentiment, I used "Hebbie Jebbies" from Mary's Cardz TV stamp set "More Spooky Sayings"
I hope you join this challenge and stop on over at Cardz TV to see all the beautiful projects that my design team sisters have created for your inspiration and if you want the chance to win one of Mary's amazing stamp sets, link up your own creation by September 13th for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by today!!!



Monday, September 3, 2012

Winner Announced from the Cardz TV Brew HAHA Blog Hop!

Happy Labor Day Friends!!!
I hope you have all enjoyed this Holiday, hard to believe that summer is now coming to an end. AHH but then there are the joys and anticipation of welcoming Fall. I just love Fall, the cool crisp air, the changing of the leaves, just beautiful!
We had a great blog hop this weekend over at Cardz TV and I just want to say thank you to all of my new followers and to all of my existing followers for making this a very special blog hop and for leaving me such beautiful comments!
Okay are ya'll ready for our blog candy winner???  The lucky lady is...* Drum ROLL*

#27- TARA from Craftin Desert Divas !

Please email me privately at Joann6274 at Gmail dot com with your mailing address so I can get your CardzTV Stamp set sent to you!
Well thats it for today. Thanks for stopping by guys!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cardz TV Brew HaHa Blog Hop!

Happy Weekend!!  Today is a very special day because we are celebrating the release of a very special stamp set at Cardz TV Stamps! 

Today we are introducing to you the brand new BREW HAHA Stamp Set. Why is this stamp set so special, you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked! The BREW HAHA  Stamp set is so special because the entire Cardz TV Stamps Design Team helped come up with the stamp sayings. We had so much for brainstorming and working together on this, and we know you are going to enjoy the versatility and wide variety of stamp sayings as much as we love them! So grab your cup of cocoa, java, or simmered tea and come hop along with us!

Starts: Sat, Sept 1st @ 12:01 am EST
Ends: Sun, Sept 2nd @ 11:59 pm EST
Where: Start at CARDZ TV
You Should Have Arrived Here From: Jennifer @ Creative Cricut Designs
Make sure you hop all the way through because there is BLOG CANDY!
Blog Candy:  2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice!
How to Win: Leave a comment @ CARDZ TV
(but I have Blog Candy too, so be sure to comment here as well)
Winner Announced: Mon, Sept 3rd @ CARDZ TV

Here is my card for the hop:

I love this stamp set!!

The lattes are covered in stickles but not sure you can see that?
  • A2 size card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Burgandy mat cut @ 4 " x 5 1/4"
  • Pattern paper mat (created with the cup from this stamp set) cut @ 3 3/4" x 5
  • Stickles used: Cinnamon and Fruit Punch
  • Bling used is from Recollections
"Brew HaHa"

Remember, leave a comment at CARDZ TV to be entered to win 2 of Mary's CARDZ TV STAMPS stamp sets! If you just can't wait to see if you've won and want to order some stamp sets right away (like the Brew HaHa set), just click HERE to go shopping! 

*must have at least 10 commentors to give this set away*

We hope you are hopping all the way through, guys! We really appreciate all your kind comments and  for FOLLOWing us!

Your next stop is Kristin @ Pinkldycrafter

Thanks for stopping by today guys!