Friday, April 29

Cooking With Cricut Top Chef WInner!!

I was catching up on the blogs that I watch and was super surprised that I was chosen as one of the Top Chef's on Cooking With Cricut's Easter Challenge!!! (This is the link to the announcement. My project is the last one listed.)

This is truly an honor since the Top Chef Awards are given by the Design Teams! They are such an inspiration!!

I'd like to say a HUGE thanks to all, my fellow challengers, and followers! You all keep me motivated!!

Wednesday, April 27

Blog Awards!!

I'd like to thank Patti at Callahan County Bugs for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks also go out to Cheryl at See It, Snap It, Scrap It for awarding me A Thing Of Beauty Award, and Joann at J Lopez Designs for The Liebster Blog Award! These ladies have been so kind to recognize my blog. Visit theirs for some inspiration

Now for the hard part...listing 7 things about myself!

1) I'm really enjoying blogging
2) I'm thankful for all my followers!!
3) I was a mom to 8 kitties at one time but only have 5 ones now, of which only 1 is
from the original 8 - many tearful goodbyes but they were worth it
4) I caved and bought the Cricut Expression 2
5) I am lucky to have a husband who supports my hobbies
6) I have lived almost all my life in beautiful Colorado
7) I live in an old neighborhood and love the architecture all around me

I'd like to pass it along to the following blogs. Check them out. They are full of beautiful ideas!!

1) Jin @ Under A Cherry Tree - featuring wonderful die cuts/graphics/paper
2) Valeries @ The Best Is Yet To Be - she's got some really cute cards
3) Nicole @ Teachdanz - More cute Cricut inspiration
4) Enjoli @ Stamping Under The Sun - Love the Hello Kitty stuff!!
5) Melissa @ Simple Expressions Cards - wonderful projects from rubber stamping to die cutting

Tuesday, April 26

Mother's Day Card

Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, I thought I'd better get a card done. This is the first project that I've made using a rosette. I used my Martha Stewart's Scoring Board and was amazed with how fast & neat looking they are! Look for more in my future projects!

The paper I used is from Target. The butterfly is from Once Upon A Princess and was cut at 2.5". I'm going to enter it into FCCB Challenge Me Monday #57 - Mom's the Word, Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #11 and Scrapbookaholic By Abby #4 Anything for Mom Challenge.

Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate any comments you leave.

Saturday, April 23

Easter Treats

Hello, Everyone!

I just received my M&M's/Skittles bags in time for me to do an Easter project with them! I pulled out my much neglected Sizzix Hello Kitty die and added some butterflies and flowers that I had cut on my Cricut. The grocery store had Springtime M&M's in great colors and I thought they would look really neat in the baggies. I put 25 of them in each sleeve. You can do 27 but I wanted a little more room at the top to adhere my die cuts.

I'm going to enter this in the following challenges:
Cooking With Cricut #26 Easter and
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday #35 Easter Theme
Crazy About Cricut Thankful Thursday #4 Easter/Spring Treats
Crafty Junkie Too TGIF Linky Party

Hope you enjoy my project. But most of all, I hope you have a Wonderful Easter!!

Wednesday, April 20

BFB Awards

I'd like to send hugs & thanks Sherri at Sherri Scraps and Deborah at Scrappy Beads for giving the BFB Award to me!

The rules for this award are:
1: Post about it on your blog and link back to the sender, and thank them
2: Pass onto those who visit you regularly and leave comments

Here's who I'm passing this award on to:

June at Simply Elegant Paper Crafts
Gloria at Girlia's Cards and
Jenn from Craftyful Gardens

Check out all these blogs! They're full of inspiration!

Monday, April 18

Chickie Card

I wasn't too sure if I'd be able to create another Easter card this week but things came together this afternoon. Yay! I have a fondness for this Chick from Simply Charmed and I thought he/she went great with Joy's Life's Lots of Pun stamps. As far as my creative process goes, this didn't take too terribly long!

I'm going to enter it in FCCB's Challenge Me Monday #56 - Do The Bunny/Chick Hop. I'm also going to enter it into Cooking With Cricut's Cash In My Stash Challenge. You're supposed to use something that you've had for over a year. The flowers on this card are several years old and this was the first time I've ever used them! Horrible, huh? LOL!

Hope you enjoy it! I appreciate if you have a chance to leave a comment!

Wednesday, April 6

Penguin Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card I created for one of my sisters. She's big into penguins so I had to make this bird a festive one! The die cut is a Quickutz die. The paper is from K&Co's Confetti stack that I bought from Joann's.

I'm going to enter it into the Wacky Wednesday Birthday Theme Challenge over at More Than Favors.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, April 5

Spring Has Sprung!

This is my first challenge using a die cut from Lettering Delights. I have to say I love their stuff!! They have some really cute things to choose from, so hopefully you'll see more in my future blog posts.

The stamped saying is from Studio G. I made the flower in the background by basket weaving the white & yellow papers and I think it came out super cute!

I'm going to enter this in Challenge Me Monday #54, Scrapbookaholic By Abby #2, and Whimsical Wednesday #2 April Showers Challenge.

Hope you enjoy my card. If you feel like it, leave me a comment. I always appreciate them!!

Monday, April 4

April Fool's Day Blog Hop Candy Winner!!

Hi, Everyone!!!

I just wanted to thank all of you who took the time out to drop by my blog this past weekend. I appreciate all the nice comments that were left. I also very much appreciate those who are already my followers and those who became new followers! It really keeps me motivated to create more projects!

Now to announce the lucky winner of my Blog Candy! Congratulations go out to Barbara G!!! She said "such a cute April Fools b'day card, thanks for sharing". Barbara's comment was picked using Barbara, I will send you an email so I can get your mailing address!

Thanks again to everyone for making my first Blog Hop a success! Hugs to all!!