Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blog Makeover, a card and a Giveaway!

Hello my friends,
I am so excited to share my new blog makeover! What do you all think? I LOVE it and it is all thanks to the amazing and talented Sarah from Designs by Sarah. I hope my blog is easier for you to navigate through and if you look closely, you will see that I will be starting to post videos! But that is not all...more great news to share... Stay tuned for more on that later... but for now... I have some other exciting news to share....
My bestest and dearest friend Kellie (from Australia, oh how I miss her)
and I have decided to be each other's motivation to keep up with our crafting goals for 2013.So we decided to create challenges every week that we both need to do. Our first challenge was left up to me to decide and so I decided that we would make a card and incorporate the colors tan, white, brown and green. So here is my card for our first challenge:

My solid cardstock is from Bazzill and the patterned papers are from My Minds Eye. I ran the tan cardstock through an embossing folder to add some dimension to that layer. The flower I made using various prima flowers and an american crafts brad in the center. My sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's "Hello Friend" stamp set. I just LOVE this set. So cute! To finish off the card I added some tan crochet trim from Webster's and some butterflies from SEI.
 Here is a peek at the inside and this sentiment is also from the "Hello Friend" stamp set.

Now for the GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will be chosen by on
 February 4th and that winner will recieve a mystery bag valued at $25 plus a $10 gift card to Ac Moore's!!!

So here are the rules for this giveaway:
1. Become a follower to my blog and leave a comment that you are following me
2. Click the Pinterest button at the top of my blog and follow me, then leave a comment here letting me know you are following me
3. Stop on over to my bestie Kellie's blog, become a follower and leave her a comment letting her know that I sent you and then leave a comment here letting me know you did
4. Leave a comment below telling me what is on your wishlist from all the CHA goodies!

If you do all the above, that is 4 chances for you to try and win!!!

Good luck and thank you for stopping by!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Challenge 23 "Color Challenge" with Cardz TV!

Cardz TV Ch# 23 "Color Challenge"
Make a card, layout, or craft project using RED, BLACK, and WHITE ONLY!
Starts: Fri, Jan 25
Ends: Thurs, Feb 7 @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps 

Here is my project for this challenge:

My cardstock is by Bazzill and my patterned paper is from The Paper Loft (Hobby Lobby)
I stamped the hearts with versafine and embossed them with clear embossing powder. The hearts are from the dollar bin at Michael's. I added some twine, buttons and faux stitching. Below is a peek at the inside of the card. My sentiment is from "Happy Days" stamp set by Mary and Cardz Tv.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you join us this week in our challenge!


Come play with us!


Friday, January 11, 2013

Cardz TV Challenge 22, Baby New Year!

Hello my friends and Happy New Year to you all! I am sorry I was MIA for a little bit but December was a very busy month for me with birthdays, Holidays and family visiting. I am glad the Holidays are behind us now and I look forward to a new year! I am thrilled to be back to crafting and I would love to share with you my very first card of 2013!

Cardz TV Ch# 22 "Baby New Year"
Make a card, layout, or craft project for a new baby.
Starts: Fri, Jan 11
Ends: Thurs, Jan 24 @ Noon EST
Prize: 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps 

Here is my project for this challenge:

My sister is having a baby boy this March so I made this to give to her. I cut out the onesie, "its a boy" tag and the frog from my Cricut Imagine using Nursery Tails. The onesie was cut at 3 inches. The papers used were Recollections cardstock and Martha Stewart Pastels. For the sentiment "Baby boy" I used two of Mary's sets from Cardz TV Stamps, "Beary Sweet" and "Fun & Games". I used the word "baby" from Beary Sweet's "Baby Bear" and the word "boy" from Fun & Game's "Game Boy".
Here is a little peek at the inside. Here I used another one of my favorite sets from Mary, "Happy Days", using the sentiment," So Happy For You".
Well I hope you decide to join along with us this week and enter for your chance to win some awesome stamps from Mary!!!

Come play with us!