Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A little honesty

Ok, it's time to come clean.  I feel terrible to have to tell everyone, but I'm going to be cutting my posting to twice a week.  It's been coming on for a while, and I know that a few of you have noticed.  I have a few things (actually, a lot of things) going on in my life right now that makes it very hard to create, post, and visit others.  I'm going to try to visit, but it's very difficult.  I'm so sorry!!!!  I wish I had more hours in the day to visit all of my wonderful friends!!!!!  I hope you understand!!! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Basket Case Blog Hop

**For my Flaunt it Friday post click here or scroll down**

Welcome to the Basket Case Blog Hop!!!!  I hope you came after visiting Kristen @ My Fantabulous Life!  Isn't she amazing?!  If you just happened to visit me first make sure you start at the beginning with Rhonda over at Scrap Happens (you'll love her!!!!)!!! :)  You won't want to miss anything! :)

First I have to apologize, it has been a very hard week and I had a problem with my first project.  I had it all ready, and at the last minute (right before pictures) it was completely ruined.  So, I created something else at the last minute.  **I'm so sorry Rhonda!!**

This is something I am going to create with my little ones for Easter.  For those that know a little about me, you'll know that I love to create with my little ones. :)  Using the Animal Kingdom cartridge and the marker attachment I made 2 bunny outlines.  You could easily do these on a computer, this was just a little quicker this way.

My little ones are going to color the bunnies (which is always a blast for them to do and for me to watch). :)  After they are colored they will cut them out (using childproof scissors).   If you're anything like me you have a bunch of these puff balls around.

We're going to use the puff balls to decorate if they would like.  I used one on the nose, but knowing my little ones they'll decorate everything with these. :)  After they're decorated put them on a paper bag, attach a ribbon and you have a fun homemade Easter basket. :)

Now if you're like me, one of the fun parts of an Easter basket is the candy!  What would a hop be without candy, too?  Well, I have a little bit **sorry, I didn't take a picture**.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post.  You don't have to be a follower, or anything; just comment.  A random winner will be picked on Wednesday, April 20th.

You're next stop is Carolee's Scrappin' Spot, and you'll love what she's created!!!!!!

If you get lost, here's the line-up:

Make sure you go visit Carolee's Scrappin' Spot next!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Flaunt it Fridays!

Wahoo!!!  It's another Flaunt it Fridays!!!  These are so much fun!!!!!!  This week at Flaunt it Fridays the challenge is to use the fish from Simply Charmed.  Well, like most times, this is not a cart I own.  So this week I decided to use Animal Kingdom.
fish - cut from Animal Kingdom at 1.
paper - DCWV & scraps
ribbon - ? :)
stamp - My Pink Stamper stamps

We'd love to see what you create this week with us!!!!  Make sure you stop by Flaunt it Fridays to see what the rest of the DT has created and to play along with us!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge

This week over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby the challenge that we have going on is to create something with an animal and using the color orange.  The reason for that is because this month the ASPCA celebrates the 'Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month'.   So in honor of that I decided to make this cute little frame.  I know most people would have put a cut-out of a dog or cat, but I chose a deer.  We love taking pictures of them, so I thought it would be fun!
  • Deer - cut from Create A Critter at 2.0
  • Flower - no idea! :)
  • String - you're guess is as good as mine
  • Phrase - no brand name, just something my MIL gave me
I just put the phrase in there for now.  I have too many pictures that it's hard to decide what to put in it. :)  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  Make sure you stop by Scrapbookaholic by Abby to play with us!!!!!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Flaunt it Fridays!

**Sorry for posting this late, for some reason it didn't post correctly!!  Sorry about that!!!!!**

I'm so happy to be a part of the Flaunt it Fridays DT!  I just love a fun challenge!! :)  This week on FIF the challenge is to use the sheep on the Country Life cart.  Well, this is another cart on my wish list; so I had to use a different cartridge.  I decided to make this cute diaper card.  The yellow part comes out for you to write on (my camera died so I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it out).

  • Sheep cut at 3. from Animal Kingdom
  • Diaper pattern is from Homemade Gifts Made Easy (you can see the template here)
  • Sentiment was just something I created and printed out on the computer
  • Sharpie marker to emphasize the little cuts for the face, feet and to color in the nose
  • Glossy Accents for the nose (to make it stand out)
  • Flocking on the body (a little hard to see)
Make sure you play with us at FIF or at least check out what the other DT members have created (you won't be disappointed)!!  We'd love to see what you create!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!! :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

You're Tweet - 2 Challenges

Wow, this was a challenge for me!  I wanted to make a card for Throwback Thursday; this time the challenge was to make use the sketch that she had and to make it 'Cricut-less'.  I also wanted to make something for Serenity Scrappers; the challenge they had was to use pastels. :)  So this is what I came up with. :)
  • The stamped images were from My Cute Stamps (a set I got a long time ago)
  • Ribbon - a WONDERFUL gift!!!!!
  • Paper - scraps :)
Well, I hope you like it!  It was hard for me to make, but I love a good challenge!!! :)  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!! :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flaunt it Fridays!

Wow!  Is it Friday already?!  I have no idea where this week has gone!  Anyone else have weeks like that?  I'm so excited for another Flaunt It Fridays challenge!!  This week the challenge is to use 3 Birds on Parade cartridge with the Disguise Bird.  Like usual, this is not a cart that I own.  I'm so glad we can use a similar cut (otherwise I wouldn't be able to participate in many of the challenges! LOL!)

For my DT submission I decided to use CAC for the little chick, and fortunately CAC also had a sunglasses cut. :)  I know it was supposed to be more of a disguise, but I AM READY FOR SOME SUNSHINE!!!!!  :)

  • The chick was cut at 3.75 
  • Flocking on the little belly (because I thought it would look cute)
  • Hero Arts "Anyone Can Stamp" for the sentiment
  • MS border punch
  • Ribbon - not sure where it's from
  • Misc. flowers and bling. :)
  • Homemade pop dot on the beak (to make it stand above the glasses) 
  • Scrap paper
I wanted to stick with a simple card.  Recently, I noticed that I kept wanting my cards to get bigger and better and more detailed; but realized that it doesn't need to be.  :)  Sometimes it's the cute and simple that are fun. :)  So even though it's simple, I still hope you enjoy it.

Make sure you stop by Flaunt It Fridays to see what the rest of the DT has planned.  You'll LOVE the creations, they are really amazing!!!  We'd love to have you Flaunt your stuff with us!!! 

Thanks for stopping by! :)