365 Projects in 365 Days

My previous New Year's resolution was to be creative everyday with my Cricut, but since I've started my blog 2 years ago I have come across so many new exciting things like stamps, digi stamps, non-Cricut projects using chipboard, stickers, etc. and now my addition is the Silhouette Cameo. I will be posting many pictures and tutorials of all my projects. I will be making scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, embellishments and altered items. My goal is to create 365 projects in 365 days.


Friday, October 28, 2011

#229 Frech Fry Treat Holder Box

Hi everyone today is a brand new challenge at http://www.craftysprouts.com/ and this week's challenge is simple....its "Anything Halloween"!! You can submit your project Here for a chance to win Twine from The Twinery!

For my Halloween project I made another treat box using a FREE french fry box SVG file, if you would like to download this FREE Svg just click HERE!!! 

I used this file with my Cricut Expression and also SCAL2 and it was pretty simply to fold and glue together. The digital stamp is a witch stamp from The Greeting Farm Stamps and the sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts Totally Witchn stamp set. I hope you all have a great Halloween weekend, I'm going to try to post another Halloween project before Halloween so keep an eye out!

P.S. I am going to be in the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the dead) Blog Hop on Tuesday November 1st hosted by Abby, be sure to stop by for some blog candy!




Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#228 Crafty Sprouts Halloween Week/ HK Treat bag

Hi everyone welcome to Halloween Week hosted by the one and only Erika from CRAFTY SPROUTS this week the Design Team and Guest Designer's will be sharing various Halloween projects using Crafty Sprouts Stamps.

Today's theme is all about Treat Bags, I have been making all kinds of different one's like crazy for my upcoming Pumpkin Carving/Halloween Party this weekend and I am going to fill all of them with candy and give to my guests. I made this Hello Kitty treat bag using Tags, Bags, boxes and More and also Hello Kitty Greetings. To create HK I used the silhouette function of that Cricut cart and cut her on black and also a puple/pink paper and stamped her face using Peachy Keen Stamps "Simple eyes and noses". I love that set it's perfect for the Hello Kitty carts! For the bag the paper I used is a green and black glitter paper and there's swirls, witches, black cats and moons.... I forgot to take pics of the sides oops! The sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts Totally Witchn  stamp set, I also added a black tulle bow that I've had in my stash forever and totally forgot I had it yikes! Glad I remembered it!

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Be sure to head over to Crafty Sprouts (click on picture above) and make sure to leave a comment on my blog and also Crafty Sprouts blog for some amazing goodies! Pretty simple huh!?!

I hope you have a very spooky candy filled Halloween!!!!!!! Just 1 more week!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Blog Hop Winner of Crafty Sprouts stamps!!!

Hi everyone!! Thank you all so much for checking out my blog these last couple of weeks I have been in a lot of blog hops this past month and I have a WINNER!!!


The random winner of the Crafty Sprouts "Let's Go Blog Hopping" stamp set is.......... CallyAnn congrats CallyAnn!! Please email me at critterbugg365@gmail.com with your mailing address to claim your prize!

Would you LOVE to win some more Blog Candy everyone?? Please check out http://www.craftysprouts.com/ blog for Halloween week which starts today, be sure to leave a comment everyday for some fabulous prizes and awesome Halloween ideas!! My Designer day is tomorrow, so be sure to check it out!!
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

#227 El Cucuy Blog Hop -Scary Treat Box

Hi everyone!!! Welcome to El Cucuy AKA Boogie man Blog Hop, hosted by Celeste  and Yolie! If you are here from Ruthie September Ninth then you are in the right spot! I was so happy and excited to be a part of this fun hop, I guess it brings back spooky memories of my childhood when my mom and grandma would threaten me and say the cucuy is coming to get me if I don't behave! Well guess what now we tell our 4 year old son that.... I know you probably think it's child abuse by telling them that but it works! When I catch my son stepping foot in my  scrapbook room, I say "Uh-oh Cucuy!" and he will literally run out of there and leave my stuff alone. I tell him this because I have caught him drawing on my layouts that take me 3 hours to create, or grabbing my scissors, or grabbing my inks ugh!!! Sometimes 4 year olds have a mind of their own!

 For my Cucuy monster I decided to make him a scary Jack-O-Lantern, I cut the pumpkin from the October 31st seasonal cartridge... I LOVE that cart BTW!!!! The treat box is from the Spring Holiday Cards Seasonal Cricut cartridge. I am going to have a pumpkin carving party at my house next week and I am making an assortment of treat boxes to give out to my guests and I made this one for one of the guys, I guess my hubby approved because he loved this one! (my son not so much, I think he was spooked by the scary pumpkin!) This stamp is from Crafty Sprouts "Totally Witchn" stamp set and I also added a little green slime with my MS Drippy- Goo punch!

BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!!! I am giving away ONE Crafty Sprouts "Let's Go Blog Hopping"  stamp set to ONE lucky follower who leaves me a comment below and also on my POST #212, I will announce a random winner this Monday Oct. 24th!!
 
NEXT STOP is XOCHITL

Friday, October 21, 2011

#226 Popcorn Box Halloween Treat Bag

Hi everyone! i know I said I would post a Halloween card yesterday but I have been extremely tired and I got morning sickness really bad the last 2 days and crafting is the last thing on my mind these days! I am so sad because I have no energy at all and I just want to be my normal energetic self LOL!

Today is a contiuation of the "Candy Goes Here" challenge at http://www.craftysprouts.com/. For the challenge you can make any themed treat box/bag for the challenge and you do not need to use Crafty Sprouts stamps to enter the challenge, but if you have them use 'em!! I have been wanting to make a popcorn shaped treat bag forever, I got the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more Cricut Cartiridge free last year with that big update they did. I love the shape of this box, it's pretty big  and can hold a lot of candy.... or yummy popcorn!!! The cute ghost bird is from the 3 Birds on a Parade Cricut cartridge, I did some inking and faux stitching, the Jack-O-Lantern face is from Peachy Keen Stamps. I also added a green slimey drippy goo border all around the treat bag. For the "BOO" sentiment I used Crafty Sprouts "Monster Kisses" stamp set, you can view it HERE.

Be sure to link up your treat box/bag for a chance to win some goodies from DCWV paper and The Twinery!!! (I used them for my project!) Click Here for challenge!!

 Blog Hop!! Be sure to check back tomorrow Sat. 10/22 for the El Cucuy Boogie Man Blog Hop hosted by Celeste and Yolie!! I am giving away a set of Crafty Sprouts stamps, don't forget! See you there!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

#225 Team Jacob Card + The Hot Blog Hop WINNER!!!

Hi everyone! Thank you all soooo much for stopping by my blog everyday to leave awesome comments on each Jacob post, it means the world to me!!! I made this Team Jacob card for Chloe (Jacob's Owner) and to add it in his super cool luggage (below). I had fun making this card I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the Jacob doll and Pumpkin Carving cart for the wolf and moon silhouette. I used my Tim Holtz Type set die in my Cuttlebug for the letters. I stamped the face with Peachy Keen Stamps. I had my hubby draw a 6 pack on Jacob eventhough he really didn't want to LOL! I promised him I wouldn't tell anyone he drew it haha, promises are meant to be broken sometimes LOL! Just don't tell my honey I told you!

I am so sad to see Jacob and Clippy the Koala leave me, how dare you!!! LOL!! Well at least I will get to see Jacob again on November 18th when I go see breaking Dawn woo-hoo!! hopefully he takes his shirt off again so I can see his hotness LOL!! I really enjoyed having Jacob visit me these last 2 weeks, he was such a helper and we even did some fun stuff like Trick or Treating and taking a trip to a Corn Maze! Jacob and Clippy are welcome back in my home anytime!!!! Jacob and clippy are packed and ready to leave Southern California for a much cooler climate in Illinois where they will be going next to http://coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/ house, so be sure to check out L.B.'s blog in the next week or so to see how Jacob will be helping her out! L.B. I really hope you enjoy having this hot scrappy assistant in your home, I sure did eventhough I think my hubby was a little jealous, and my son thought he was getting new toys LOL!!

Winner winner!!!! the random winner of the $15 Peachy Keen Stamps Gift certificate is........... MELISSA of Moe Creations!!!!! Congrats girly!!! please email me critterbugg365@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Thank you so much to CHLOE of http://chloeandherclipons.blogspot.com/ for doing such a great thing here you are a crafty genius!! I am so proud to be part of Jacob's Hot Blog Hop! and I would do it again in a heartbeat!! i'm so sad, I feel like it's the last day of school or something LOL!!!

Be sure to check out Chloe's Blog and give her some blog love, and also to track down Jacob's travels..... also check out something she got from Provo Craft it's way too cool!!

Have a great day everyone, be sure to check out my blog later for my pupmpkin shaped card!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#224 Corn Maze Layout + The Hot Blog Hot w/ Jacob the scrappy assistant

Hi everyone! I went to my first ever corn maze on Sunday and it was actually the largest corn maze in California or (Southern Carlifornia) one of those! And boy was I tired and it was so hot on Sunday, I'm so glad I brought plenty of water LOL! But of course I "HAD" to do it and get some great pics since I am a scrapbooker at heart!!

For my LO I used one of my favorite Cricut cartridges. Country Life for the corn and banner. I stamped the sentiment on the banner flags and used a black gel pen for the outlines. I stamped the cute face on the corn with PKS Laughy Taffy faces and embossed with my "snake skin" Cuttlebug filder to make it look like corn kernels. I added pop dots under the green parts of the corn, it's a pretty big piece of corn that's about 10 inces, my son was pretending it was real corn and fake eating it LOL!

I used Kraft paper for the background and a Fall stack from 2010 DCWV "Autumn Splendor" and added a punch from Fiskars as a border and "Lemondrop" yellow twine from the Twinery. The flowers are Recollections and the bling pieces are large bling I got from Walmart. I also added rick rack ribbon on the small photo mats. I used Walnut stain distress ink on the photo mats, and sprayed Olive Vine Glimmer Mist on the Kraft paper, and stamped a burlap stamp on the Kraft paper with white Acrylic paint.

Of course I had to make the corn a girl, with that big flower in her hair!

I wanted a non-Cricut title so I dug out my old Inkadinkado clear alphabet stamps and inked them up using yellow Acrylic paint!! a cheap alternative to inks! I also painted the edges with Burnt orange colored paint. I bought the paints at Michael's for .50- .75 pretty cheap huh!?!

Time for The Hot Blog Hop with Jacob wth Scrappy Assistant!! Plese scroll down to view my last 3 Jacob post to win a $15 Peachy Keen gift certificate!

On Sunday we went to a pumpkin patch and did a HUGE corn maze and I brought Jacob and Clippy the Koala with me on their last adventure in Southern California. It was really hard getting Jacob to wear this shirt in public, I mean he always wants to be naked LOL!!! His excuse was that he can't stand this 93 degree hot weather in October ugh!! Clippy the Koala was getting so freaked out in the corn maze because we kept getting lost, he thought we were going to be trapped there all night and the aliens would come and get us LOL!!!! (Ok I watch way too much TV haha!!!!) Jacob inspired me to make a Corn Maze Layout for today's post... great idea Jacob you are sooo smart and sexy haha!

Today Jacob the Scrappy Assistant helped me soooo much, by helping me put away all my supplies I used for today's project! It also made me realize how many supplies are needed just to create ONE scrapbook page!! I think I need to show this pic to my hubby and tell him I "NEED" to go shopping for more supplies so I can get more Layout's done LOL!
I am so grateful to have Jacob helping me in my Scrapbook room, I mean my hubby has never helped me put away all of my treasures haha!
 Giveaway Time!!! In honor of me having Jacob as my hot Scrappy Assistant Chloe (Jake's owner) is letting me giveaway a $15 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps woo-hoo!!!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment everyday on each Jacob post! Check my blog everyday for a new picture of Jacob helping me! I will announce a random winner who leaves me a comment on EVERY post on Monday October 17th!....

ok scratch that.... since I've been super busy the last 3 days with a garage sale, pumpkin patch w/ corn maze, and an ultrasound appt for my baby I have been so behind!! So I will post-pone the giveaway, you have until tomorrow morningWed. 10/19 to leave me a comment on ALL Jacob post for the giveaway. I am planning on making a Team Jacob card for Chole as a thank you for letting me have Jacob help me! I will include it in tomorrow's post along with the winner, good luck!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

#223 Buggy For Birthday's Blog Hop + The Hop Blog Hop w/ Jacob the Scrappy Assistant!

Hi everyone!! Welcome to the Buggy For Birthday's Blog Hop hosted by the birthday girl herself... Corri! If you are here from Cassie's Blog then you are in the right spot! I was so excited when Corri asked me to join her hop, I have gotten to known her better over the past few months and she is such a sweetheart that is in love with her bug!! Cricut bug like the rest of us!! This hop is all about cute birthday bugs and there a 3 grand prizes which are a Cricut cart, Scrappy Moms Stamps, and a gift set from Paper Issues, just make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs! Hope you have a great birthday Corri!!!!!

For my buggy b-day card I made a bling snail card with a Peachy Keen face on it!! The snail is from the Cricut LITE "Live Simply" cart, it's really sad because I think this is my 1st or 2nd time using this cart ugh I'm so terrible! i just wish there were more hours in the day for crafting! I used We R Memory Keepers paper and used kraft cardstock for the base and added a scallop border with a Recollections punch from Michael's.


Time for The Hot Blog Hop with Jacob wth Scrappy Assistant!! Plese scroll down to view my last 3 Jacob post to win a $15 Peachy Keen gift certificate!

For those of you who have been following my Jacob posts and leaving coments all week long I really appreciate it, and you ladies are making me crack up so much LOL!

 Today Jacob really wanted to take a shirtless picture modeling this bling snail card I made for the hop!! Just look at those muscles and enjoy the "Eye Candy" on this beautiful Saturday morning LOL!!! Wake up and smell the "Hotness" haha!!

GIVEAWAY #1............
 Giveaway Time!!! In honor of me having Jacob as my hot Scrappy Assistant Chloe (Jake's owner) is letting me giveaway a $15 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps woo-hoo!!!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment everyday on each Jacob post! Check my blog everyday for a new picture of Jacob helping me! I will announce a random winner who leaves me a comment on EVERY post on Monday October 17th!
 
Giveaway #2................

I am giving away 1- Crafty Sprouts "Let's Go Blog Hopping" stamp set to one lucky follower who leaves me a comment  below and on my post #212 HERE, I will announce a random winner on Monday Oct. 24th.

NEXT STOP is my lil' sis JOANNA

Friday, October 14, 2011

#222 Treat Bag + The Hot Blog Hop w/ Jacob the Scrappy Assistant

Good morning everyone! Today is Crafty Sprouts new challenge which is to make a treat box/bag for Halloween! Woo-hoo I am so ready to start eating some more candy LOL! I think we all eat the most candy this time of year, it's just way too tempting! I made this treat holder which is actually shaped like a purse from The Digi Bistro's SVG store since the "Treat Boxes" are a new release they are not available for sale but will be very soon! The pumpkin is also an SVG file from Halloween Town and I stamped the face with one of my favorite most adorable stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps called Happy Lashes! The spooky fence is from my MS punch and the sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts TOTALLY WITCHN stamp set. I also added Charcoal Twine from The Twinery and green cardstock from DCWV paper, these are our awesome sponsors this month! Be sure to link up your treat box/bag to the CRAFTY SPROUTS blog, you have 2 weeks to enter the challenge!

Time for The Hot Blog Hop! Click HERE to see my original Jacob post and also leave a comment! and HERE for my 2nd Jacob post!


As I promised you on yesterday's Jacob post I would be sharing with you something fun! Well Jacob decided to get dressed up like a "Hot" shirt-less cowboy and take my treat bag out with him to go trick -or- treating at my Halloween village in my house!! Well he gobbled up all of the chocolate and left me with only Jolly Rancher's!! Ugh! How dare you Jacob haha!! I'm going to have to tell Edward on you, ROFL!!! If you zoom in on the pic (by clicking on it) you can see Jacob is holding a Blueberry Jolly Rancher mmmm Jolly Rancher's! I just really wish he brought home some chocolate candy because I ate all mine last week! Only 2 weeks left till Halloween! 

Giveaway Time!!! In honor of me having Jacob as my hot Scrappy Assistant Chloe (Jake's owner) is letting me giveaway a $15 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps woo-hoo!!!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment everyday on each Jacob post! Check my blog everyday for a new picture of Jacob helping me! I will announce a random winner who leaves me a comment on EVERY post on Monday October 17th!

Blog Hop reminder! in honor of Corri's Birthday this weekend she is hosting a bug themed birthday party this weekend Sat/Sun and I am one of the stops! Be sure to check it out because I will be giving away a Crafty Sprouts stamp set and there and some amazing Grand Prizes up for grabs, and some talented ladies joining the hop!

P.S. I will also have Jacob joining me at Corri's b-day party! You won't want to miss a thing!!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

#221 Breast Cancer Awareness Skunk + The hot Blog Hop w/ Jacob The Scrappy Assistant

Hi everyone! I'm so sorry I didn't have a chance to pst something yesterday, sometimes life gets in the way of crafting LOL! I made another card for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am linking it up to "Link Up For Pink" hosted by Celeste, Yolie and Gaby. If you haven't link your cards yet be sure to because tomorrow's the last day! You can link up HERE.

For my card I used this adorable skunk and sentiment from Peachy Keen stamps and I paper pieced it onto hot pink and white paper and added Pink Stickles to the flower. The punch is one of my new favorites from Martha Stewart. I also finished it off with 2 pink buttons!

Time for The Hot Blog Hop! Click HERE to see my original Jacob post and also leave a comment!

So today Jacob the hot Scrappy Assistant said he was "HOT" and did a little strip tease for me haha ok I'm just kidding LOL!!! Since I have been making a lot of cards for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and linking my projects up for PINK, I saw that Gaby had the address to donate our cards to people who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Jacob my hot assistant helped me by filling out these cards and getting the envelope ready to mail! He also wanted to show off my newest pink skunk card and thought the "Pink Skunk" was a great idea LOL!! He has been so much fun having around my scrapbook room, be sure to check out tomorrow's post you guys are going to LOVE it! Jacob did something I couldn't imagine I will post tomorrow's project at 7AM PST! Don't miss it!

Giveaway Time!!! In honor of me having Jacob as my hot Scrappy Assistant Chloe (Jake's owner) is letting me giveaway a $15 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps woo-hoo!!!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment everyday on each Jacob post! Check my blog everyday for a new picture of Jacob helping me! I will announce a random winner who leaves me a comment on EVERY post on Monday October 17th!

CLICK HERE  for my previous Jacob post!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#220 Turkey Scenery Card + That's Hop Blog Hop with Jacob (from Twilight) the Scrappy Assistant

Hi everyone I hope you had a great weekend! I did because I actually got to sit down and craft and make this Turkey scenery card for the new This to that challenge @ The Digi Bistro's Blog, the challenge is to make a "Fall Scenery Card"  using ANY SVG file or Cricut cart. Be sure to link up your project HERE for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to The Digi Bistro SVG Store and also win a Halloween stamp set! 

For my project I cut this cute turkey and all of the leaves with the NEW "Autumn Harvest" SVG set from The Digi Bistro Store, since this is a brand new release sneak peek it's not available yet, but will be very SOON so be sure to keep checking because it's way too cute and comes with 20 SVG files perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving!!! 

I stamped all the faces with Peachy Keen stamps XL Critter Faces, and Cheery-o Faces on the leaves, and the sentiment is also from PKS! The clouds on the top left are a cloud stamp from The Greeting Farm Stamps. I am also entering my card into the Peachy Keen "Leaves" challenge.


Ok now onto the "That's Hop Blog Hop with Jacob the Scrappy Assistant" hosted by me!! Let me tell you a little bit about Jacob the scrappy assistant....   to make a long story short it's kinda like The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants movie meaning Jacob and Clippy the Koala travel to many different places in the world helping us Bloggers! So far he's been to many places including Australia, Hawaii, Arizona, Northern and Southern California and many other places!!! He arrived at my house here in Southern California last week directly from The Cricut Headquarters Provo Craft how cool is that!!! 

I was super excited to meet Jacob and Clippy the Koala and I was so happy and surprised when I saw this awesome card (left) that Provo Craft made for me, it looks like a Cricut Cart box doesn't it!?!

Giveaway Time!!! In honor of me having Jacob as my hot Scrappy Assistant Chloe (Jake's owner) is letting me giveaway a $15 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps woo-hoo!!!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment everyday on each Jacob post! Check my blog everyday for a new picture of Jacob helping me! I will announce a random winner who leaves me a comment on EVERY post on Monday October 17th!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

#219 Halloween Treats Blog Hop Takeout Box

Hi everyone!!! Welcome to the much anticipated Halloween Treat Boxes Blog Hop hosted by Sylvia!! If you are here from Sylvia's blog  http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/ then you are in then right spot! I was so excited when Sylvia asked me to join her awesome hop because I LOVE this hop theme and I can't wait to see some real candy like what I will be showing you below :)

For my project I made a Chinese Takeout style treat box to hold my most all time favorite treats.... Reese's!!!! I stamped the sentiment with Crafty Sprouts "TOTALLY WITCHN"' stamp set, but I messed up because I didn't stamp the sentiment until after I assembled the entire box, ugh I'm such a dork sometimes haha oh well!! The spiderweb border is from my Martha Stewart spiderweb border punch that I got from Michaels. This very cute bat is an SVG file from The Digi Bistro SVG shop called PICK YOUR POISON, it's a great SVG set that comes with 18 spooky and cute files!

I got this Takeout box file also from The Digi Bistro SVG shop and it's called "Treat Boxes" and has 5 different style 3D boxes and bags and will be available real soon! 

Here's the top view when it's closed. The measurements on my SCAL 2 where 11x11 inches. Can you guess how I made the green handles???? Scroll down and I'll tell you my deepest darkest secret!!

Mmmmmmmmm Reese's my fav! Here's a pic of it open it fits 5 total Reese's wow!! Ok that's too many Reese's for me to give away to someone so I think I'm going to keep them myself... Oh wait hold that thought!! LOL!! My hubby and son just hijacked 2 of my Reese's oh no!!! (that really happened just now haha!)

Ok so I made the green handles with 3 regular sized paper clips!!! I knew I had to come up with a wire type of handle to make it look more realistic. I straightened all 3 paper clips and used my wire cutter all in one tool that I got from Joann's to "bend" and loop on each side. I then poked holes on the 2 un-embellished sides and placed the paper clip handles inside.

Proof it fits 5 candies!! 

Here's another close up of the other side I used the same bat, just a different sentiment oh and googly eyes!


BLOG CANDY!!!!!!! 
I am giving away ONE Crafty Sprouts "LET'S GO BLOG HOPPING" stamp set to ONE lucky follower who leaves me a comment below and also on my original giveaway post #212 right HERE!! I will announce a random winner on Monday Oct. 24 good luck!

NEXT STOP is SANDY

Friday, October 7, 2011

#218 Bear holding balloon card

***This is my 2nd post today please scroll down for my Crafty Sprouts DT project***

Hi everyone! I'm back with a 2nd post today I was feeling kinda crafty today and thought I'd make another card  for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I mad this card using the bear holding balloon from The Digi Bistro's SVG files called FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. Isn't it just adorable!?! You can even use these cute bears for other things like birthday's, baby, kids or even holidays! I stamped the face with PKS XL Critter faces and added pink shorbert twine from The Twinery under the balloon. I then added pop dots to layer the balloon. I used my MS border punch for the border and the sentiment says "Smile everything will be fine."


I am linking my project for "Link Up For Pink" HERE hosted by Gaby, Yolie and Celeste! and I am also entering the Peachy Keen Stamps sketch challenge!!!


Here's the adorable SVG set from The Digi Bistro store, if you purchase the Fight Like a Girl SVG set all proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen!!!

#217 Cards for Christian

Hi everyone today is a brand new challenge over at CRafty Sprouts and the challenge is to make ANY card with ANY theme or colors to send to Christian (son of Simply Betty stamps founder) he is a 17 year old boy who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. If you would like to participate in this weeks challenge we have a fabulous prize up for grabs HERE.

For my card I used a Simply Bettystamps image called Sandy Claus and colored him with Bic Markers, to make all of the white parts fluffy I used my Snow writer pen. I also added a spiderweb border with my MS border punch. The sentiment I used is from Crafty Sprouts "HAVE A COOL YULE" stamp set.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

#216 Xander Zone Blog Hop and Auction

Welcome to the Xander Zone!!  You are in for quite a trip through todays Blog Hop and Auction.  Our dear friend Betty Roberts, owner of Simply Betty Stamps has just found out this week that her 17 year old son Christian has Stage 1 Throat Cancer.  He will be having surgery next week and many months of Therapy to follow.  (To read more from  Betty on what’s going on please go HERE)
Betty’s DT and the Crafty Sprouts DT along with a few friends have come together today for the From the Xander Zone Blog Hop and Auction!  If you are stumbling into this hop please head to Crafty Sprouts to catch the beginning of the hop!
If you hopped here from LEILA http://greengoddescreations.blogspot.com/ then you are right on track!
As you hop along today you will see cards created with Xander, the first in a new series to be released called “From the Xander Zone”.  He is available with a donation to Betty’s family.  Christian will be undergoing Surgery next week to remove his tonsils and then the thrice weekly Therapy will begin on the tumor.  His therapy could last for many months.
                                                                
There is also  a contest running through October 16th and Christian will pick a random winner who will receive the whole collection!  The details on the contest are at the SBS blog.
As you hop today you will also see many cards and projects up for Auction.  In order to make a bid on an item leave a comment on that person’s blog with your offer AND your name and email address.  Please remember that it might not be you who gets the winning bid, so check back if you really want it! 
At the end of the Hop (Tuesday night October 11th at 9pm EST the auction will come to a close.  Winners will be sent a paypal invoice and the Winners will be announced Wednesday on the Simply Betty Stamps blog.  Please note that we are asking for timely payment, with 48 hours of the announcement on Tuesday morning or the runner up will be chosen.  This is for the simple fact that Betty’s family needs this money as quickly as possible for all of these unexpected and out-of-pocket needs.
For my card I made especially for Christian I hope he doesn't think it's too girly LOL! I used the "Kiss Me Betty" stamp and colored her with Prismacolor pencils. I used Crafty Sprouts MONSTER KISSES stamp set for the sentiment and embosssed the white paper in my Cuttlebug and did some inking with my Distress ink. You can purchase this adorable stamp I used for today's project HERE

Christian you are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you have a fast and speedy recovery! i'm pulling for you!!!!
From here please hop over to ……
If you get lost along the way, here’s the hop order!
Suzi 
 Zeni 
   Raven 
  Lea  
  Sandra 
  Elsa 
  Cheri  
Carley  
Pam   Susan
 I have up for auction today:
A 3 pack of cards 2- Christmas, 1- Halloween using Simply Betty Stamps, Peachy Keen Stamps and a Cricut card. The gingerbread card is an Easel card with bling.


Happy Bidding and Happy Hopping!! NEXT STOP is AERYN

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

#215 Twisted Easel Card for The Digi Bistro

Hi everyone today is a brand new challenge at The Digi Bistro Blog the challenge is to make a Twisted Easel card using any SVG file or Cricut cuts. I used this cute bear from Breast Cancer Awareness Bears from The Digi Bistro Store. If you purchase the Breast Cancer Awareness Bears we will donate all of the money to Susan G. Komen. I stamped  the face with Peachy Keen Stamps and added some buttons and used my Martha Stewart border punch, the sentiment says "You're Amazing".  Be sure to enter the "Twisted Easel Card Challenge" HERE

I am also linking my project to the Link up for Pink hosted by Gaby, Celeste and Yolie HERE

Sunday, October 2, 2011

#214 Cutest Blog Award Tag

Hi everyone http://marketstreetstamps.blogspot.com/ is having a challenge where you can make anything using any Market St. stamp. I sued Grundgy Border and stamped it on my tag with pink distress ink. The rosette is from my Tim holtz die. The sentiment stamp is from Crafty Sprouts "Let's Go Blog Hopping" stamp set.

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