Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blog Award










I am so excited!... I received this award from my crafty friend Karey .
http://creativecraftcorner.com

Karey, thank you so much it was a wonderful blessing to recieve this email from you.

These are rules: I must thank the person that sent me the award and link it back to their blog. Also, I must send it to 8 Crafty friends (blogs) that I have recently discovered and inform them they have received the "Blogger Award".

Here are my 8 Crafty Blogger Friends:

  1. http://purplescrapbooker.com
  2. http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com
  3. http://scrappyzeni.blogspot.com
  4. http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
  5. http://heavenlycreations7.blogspot.com
  6. http://beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com
  7. http://soilderswife.blogspot.com
  8. http://ccscards.blogspot.com

8 Things About Me

  1. Married to the love of my life for 8 years.
  2. Mother of a beautiful princess.
  3. I love, love, love coffee.
  4. I love crafting.
  5. I live in S. TX, yep... perfect weather except for the summer when temps. go up in the 100's.
  6. PK kid.
  7. Thankful for God's mercies and everlasting love.
  8. Happy to be sorrounded by crafty friends in the blog world.

Again, thank you Karey for this award!.

Monday, February 21, 2011

You Rock Sister


















Every week Paula http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/ and Meriah hold a weekly challenge. *For some reason Blogger is not allowing me to insert Meriah's blog address, please visit her at http://twoscraptasticgals.blogspot.com
For this week, Meriah is hosting the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge and the challenge is to use the Paisley Cartridge.

My Wonderful Husband got me this cartridge for Valentine's and I was so anxious to create with it. I saw these cute retro glasses and I thought it would make a perfect card.

Recipe for my card:

Paisely Cricut cartridge- Glasses were cut at 2"
Paper - (Sun Glasses)Bazzil's...I don't recall the color it's a hot (fuchsia) pink.
(Card) Turquoise
(Background) is from the Penny Lane/My Mind's Eye Collection (Hobby Lobby).
(Green Strip is from my scrap stash).
Stamp- My Pink Stamper (Family & Friend's Stamp set).
Rhine Stones- Martha Stewart Crafts

I also use Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo and Martha Stewart's brown ink pad to add color around the edges.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Sunday, February 20, 2011
















Hi everyone, Welcome to our Kids Crafts Blog Hop. You should have come from the very talented Zeni at www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com, if not make sure you check it out so you don't miss anything! If you just happened upon my blog, please make sure you start at the beginning at www.purplescrapbooker.com so you can start the hop.


My daughter is a princess at heart and wanted to create a picture frame that had a princess on it. Both the princess and frog were cut using the cricut. Princess was cut at 3 1/2 using the Once Upon a Princess cartridge and the frog was cut also at 3 1/2 using the Paisley Cartridge. My daughter had been very excited about partcipating in this blog hop and put a lot of hard work into her creation. On behalf of my duaghter we thank you for stopping by.



















Now hop on over to Cheryl’s amazing blog! www.cardsbycg.blogspot.com You are going to LOVE what her son/daughter has come up with, for you!

I have also listed all the stops, just in case you get lost along the way!

Jen - www.purplescrapbooker.com
Amber - www.stayingcrafty.blogspot.com
Star - www.starspaperpassion.blogspot.com
Georgiana - www.onecreativeteen.blogspot.com
Celeste - www.ccscards.blogspot.com/
Nicole - www.s0ldierswife.blogspot.com
Meagan - www.beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com
Linda - www.heavenlycreations7.blogspot.com
Jessica - www.thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
Zeni - www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com
Annette - www.annetteasalinas.blogspot.com (Me)
Cheryl - http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Good Morning

Good Morning My Crafty Blogger Friends,

How is everyone doing this morning? I am doing fine, catching up on house cleaning.... I've been busy with my Mom at Doctor's appointments and have not had a chance to venture into my crafting space. My wonderful hubby got me 5 new cartridges for Valentine's Day and I'm waiting patiently for them to arrive so I can try them out. Well my friends, I wish everyone a Beautiful and Blessed day.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Scrappy Scavenger's 500 Followers Cartridge Giveaway


Passing along post from ScrappyScavengers

ScrappyScavengers very first cartridge give away!!!!!

Im so excited about this, Its my very first cartridge giveaway!!!


All I need is to reach 500 followers, then Ill post the giveaway! I know you wont have a problem with that!

So break out those, Blogs, sidebars, Face Book, and Twitter statuses! Ladies and a few Gentlemen, and rock that out for me! I know you can do it in no time flat!!!

So lets get ROCKIN!


Im guessing however you would like to know what your getting?

visit her at http://scrappyscavenger.blogspot.com

Valentine Candy Bag



Hi Friends,

Today is a very cold day in Deep South Texas.. we are under a freeze warning. Since I am not going outdoors I thought I'd complete a Valentine's project for 2 Challenges.

Crafting with Cristina at http://www.craftingwithcristina.com has Challenge # 16 (Valentine's Day Project). This week's challenge is : Create a Valentine's Day Theme Project, as long as it's not a card.

The February Challenge prize is:
Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge!!



Challenge # 2 is from Karens-Kakes-Krafts @ http://karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com

Who is having her first challenge! Here is the info. from her blog...

In a previous post, I posted pictures of her giveway..

1. Make a card, or a LO for a Celebration. It can be a Birthday, Anniversary, ect., but it must be a Celebration. I chose Celebration, because Ashley at http://www.craftyamour.blogspot.com/ has been absent for a while, because she was moving. Well she is back!! She is still setting up the odds and ends, but she is back, and I think we need to Celebrate!! Welcome Back Ash!!!
2 You must be a follower to enter, my followers have been so awesome to me, and this is my way to thank you!
3. For an extra entry, please copy,and put my Blinkie on your blog.
4. For another entry, post the information and photo's about this challenge on your blog.
5.There will be 2 winners for this Challenge, and the Challenge will run from today 2/1/2011 until 2/20/2011
6. Have fun, I love to have fun on my blog, and I know you guys do too, so feel free to make comments along the way, or do a wacky crazy card, or LO, or keep it simple, just have FUN!!! Please link your entry directly to this challenge, and not just to your blog!!!


Now off to my creation:


I created a candy/goodie bag that my daughter can give out at school with candies/treats... This little bag can be altered for birthday, holidays...any kind of celebration.

I used a red cardstock the color I don't recall... I had it in my scrap pile. For the base I welded 3 layers together.. I used a tag and welded a scallop circle and also welded the body from Paper Dolls for Everyday and dressed her.

I added some doodleing and bling for earrings. This project worked great for both challenges.

CHALLENGE TIME!!!!





Hi Blogger Friends, Karens-Kakes-Krafts has an awesome giveway. Please visit her blog at http://karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com. She is having her first challenge how awesome is that!...


I have re-posted it here so that you can read all about it.

Hi Blogger friends, I am ready to do my first challenge! Here goes:

1. Make a card, or a LO for a Celebration. It can be a Birthday, for all the Anniversary, ect., but it must be a Celebration. I chose Celebration, because Ashley at http://www.craftyamour.blogspot.com/ has been absent for a while, because she was moving. Well she is back!! She is still setting up the odds and ends, but she is back, and I think we need to Celebrate!! Welcome Back Ash!!!
2 You must be a follower to enter, my followers have been so awesome to me, and this is my way to thank you!
3. For an extra entry, please copy,and put my Blinkie on your blog.
4. For another entry, post the information and photo's about this challenge on your blog.
5.There will be 2 winners for this Challenge, and the Challenge will run from today 2/1/2011 until 2/20/2011
6. Have fun, I love to have fun on my blog, and I know you guys do too, so feel free to make comments along the way, or do a wacky crazy card, or LO, or keep it simple, just have FUN!!! Please link your entry directly to this challenge, and not just to your blog!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Goodie Bag




I saw a Heart Shaped Bag created with a Pine Cone Die Cut... since I don't own any of the die cuts.. I thought I re-create it with my gypsy.

I welded 2 hearts from my Gypsey Wandering's cart at 5 1/2 and made a bag with my tags, bags, boxes and more cart.. and took off the handles.

I added some bling and stamped the heart. Hope you like it... Thanks for visiting my blog.

Pink by Design Giveaway



Visit http://pinkbydesignstore.com...

Note from Pink by Design

We are so grateful for your support that we've decided to pay it forward. On March 30th, 2011 we will be giving away either the Cricut Expression 2 or an Cricut Imagine. All you need to do in order to qualify is Join our Newsletter. You will be required to still be a member of our Newsletter in March when we give away the machine. The winner will be chosen via Random.org, no purchase necessary.

In addition, if our Facebook page hits 2500 likes by the day we do the drawing we will giveaway both machines.

It's a simple, easy and exciting giveaway - PASS IT ALONG TO ALL YOUR SCRAPPY PALS!

Candy Giveaway @ Yvonne Craft Creations



Visit Yvonne at (Yvonnecraftcreations) http://yvonnecraftcreations.blogspot.com




Visit
and become a follower and post for this awesome giveaway.

Cricutology Birthday Stamp Giveaway

Janice has a birthday stamp giveaway in honor of her birthday Feb. 17th.. please visit her blog at http://cricutology.blogspot.com
and wish her a happy birthday and enter your post for the giveaway.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Birthday Candy Giveaway



Doubleclickconnections is having an awesome cartridge giveaway.. She will be celebrating her birthday on Feb. 16 and is having a birthday giveaway.. please go to her blog... http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

For some reason, everytime I try linking a site the insert link function seems not to work... Above you will find the blog address for Doubleclickconnections.

Queen of my craftroom is having a Cricut cartridge giveaway when she reaches 200 followers!!!

Hi, Queen of my craftroom has a great blog and a wonderful giveaway..her goal is to reach 200 followers. please check her blog out..http://queenofmycraftroom.blogspot.com