Saturday, July 30, 2011

#174-177 Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop

Blog Hop

Hi everyone welcome to my Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop hosted by me in honor of my 28th Birthday which is on Sunday July 31st! I thought it would be a good idea to make a butterfly themed birthday party in real life and a virtual b-day party! I made all of the decorations for my party at my house which is also today!!  I asked everyone on my hop to make anything butterfly and birthday themed and some of us will be posting on both days (Sat/Sun) so be sure to come check out the stops again on Sunday. You will have until midnight PST on August 1st to complete the hop, enjoy!

Welcome to my party!!! Here's a sign that I will be hanging on my front door I got the font from designer's Calendar, and sign with butterfies from Lacey Labels. It measures 6x12 inches.
Here's a banner I made for the living room, the shape and butterflies are from Storybook cart, and the font is from Lovely Floral.

Here you can see my black lace ribbon and I embossed with my Paisley and Swiss Dots folder in my Cuttlebug.

Ok now you are in my kitchen who's hungry!?! LOL! I made some pop up butterflies for my cabinet doors I cut them from Hannah Montana (Love that cart!)

Close up of the pretty butterfly!

Ok can you guess what these are for.....? I am going to decorate my own cake with paper butterflies! these are also from Hannah Montana!

I purchased this pre-made cake from the grocery store, it's actually really huge! Chocolate and strawberries yum!! I made sure they wrote the sentiment in hot pink to match my theme.

I just grabbed the butterflies and pressed them into the cake and they actually stayed there. My party isn't till this evening so I'll have to see if they will stay in place all day.

Here's a close up of my Cricut butterflies!!

Blog Candy!!!! I am giving away a $20 Gift card to Joann's to use In store or Online at and also a Quirky Quotes stamp set sponsored by Scrappy Moms Stamps!! All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment here and all blogs and also on my 365 Days of Cricut Facebook Fan Page!! I will select a random winner on August 1st and post it on my Facebook fan page!! Good Luck!

Here's the master hop list incase you get lost:

2. Joanna  NEXT STOP

End Hop on 365 Days Of Cricut FB Fan Page:
Thank you to all of the amazing designers who are joining my birthday celebrating and thank you sto Abby for making this beautiful hop button, you are so talented girl!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

#174 Summer Bears and Blog Hop Info

Hi everyone today is Design Team day over at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I wanted to make a card with this adorable Summer themed bears. I colored both with Bics markers and added a border with my Fiskars punch.The stamps I used were Floating Scrubbie Sue and Scrubbie Ted.

Blog Hop

Just a reminder!! I am hosting my Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop this Sat/Sun at midnight PST July 30th!! Here's my fabulous lineup I can't wait to see everyone's projects!! I am giving away a $20 Gift Card to Joann's and one Scrappy Moms Quirky Quotes sponsored by Scrappy Moms!!!

1. Sandra   
2. Joanna
3. Abby
4. Erika
5. Mel
6. Raven
7. Carley
8. Giselle
9. Monica
10. Nadia
11. Liz
12. Jess
13. Lauren
14. Mary
15. Vivi
16. Saundra
17. Bonnie
18. Sylvia
19. Marianne 
20. Lisa 
21. Stacey 

End Hop on 365 Days Of Cricut FB Fan Page:

Monday, July 25, 2011

#173 Summer Girl Card

Hi everyone, this is my 2nd post today please scroll down for my Paper Playtime project.

My card was pretty easy to make and I like the color combo I used here, the stamp is from Th Greeting Farm Stamps which I pieced together the skirt and glasses like a paper doll. I colored the stamp with Prismacolor pencils and stamped the sentiment with Pink By Design stamps. I also added twine and a border from my Martha Stewart border punch. This project was made for Abby'sDT Summer theme.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

#172 Glitter Fish Card

Hi everyone! Today's a brand new challenge at PAPER PLAYTIME and this week's challenge is to use a Digi stamp or Stamped image with a Summer theme! For my glitter fish card I used a digi stamp and printed it on pink and white paper then ran the fish upside down in my Xyron sticker machine and poured Martha Stewart glitter or it. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms stamps, and I ripped the paper and inked it up to make an ocean wave. The digi stamp I used is from our sponsor AI Factory Stamps.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

#171 Christmas in July Tag/Guest Designer

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share with you my totally awesome tag LOL! That I made for the Christmas in July Week for Giselle's Blog.... I'm a guest designer again today yay!

Ok so I totally LOVE the outcome of this tag, I mean.... isn't it gorgeous I feel like it's something I would buy from a fancy store. I feel horrible because I haven't been crafting or blogging much because I hurt my back and had to go to the hospital, and this was my first project that I made in a very long time I really miss crafting a lot and my Cricut misses me haha, but first things first, I need to get better ASAP!!

For my tag, I cut the shape on DCWV heavyweight Christmas paper stack from 2010, the tag is from Plantin Schoolbook cart, the gold and lace ribbon are Christmas ribbon, the 3D flower is from my Tattered Rose Tim Holtz die, that I placed in my Cuttlebug, stamped the music notes, and sprayed with green and gold glimmer mist. I stamped the Christmas tree/sentiment stamp and embossed with white embossing powder. I then placed the red paper in my Zutter Distrezz it all machine, and inked up all edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink (my fav!) The tag was cut about 6x3.5 inches! Please make sure to check out everyone's post from all week, there is some really good Blog Candy from some amazing sponsors! check it out HERE

Be sure to mark your calendars for my Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop in honor of my Birthday!! The hop is July 30-31st!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I am hosting a Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share with you all the good news.... My 28th birthday is next weekend July 31st and I am hosting a Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop in honor of my Birthday! The hop starts at midnight PST on Saturday July 30th through July 31st. I have a fabulous lineup and some wonderful butterfly blog candy!!

Blog Hop

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Monday, July 18, 2011

#170 Christmas in July Guest Designer!!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to announce that I am a Guest Designer for the Christmas in July week hosted by Giselle and Nadia. Today they are featuring many talented Guest Designer's who made some very fabulous cards! Everyday they are going to post a new project and I will also be a guest designer this Saturday 7/23. They are giving away several prizes, to be eligible to win the prizes you must leave comments on all of the designer's posts over on Giselle's BLOG.

For my card I cut this sexy snow mama (LOL!) from Jolly Holiday's Cricut LITE and stamped her faces with Peachy Keen Stamps... Happy Lashes, and colored her mouth with burgundy, and red, carrot nose is an orange color they are all Bic markers. Since I am so girly and such a makeup addict no snow girl would be complete without her makeup lol! I gave her some pink blush and brown/gray eyeshadow isn't she so stylish!?! Diva Snow girl haha! I used 3 different bottles of Stickles for all of the glitter. For the snow on the bottom I ripped white paper to make it look like a pile of snow, stamped the sentiment with Scrappy Moms Xmas stamps, embossed the snow with my snowflake cuttlebug folder, and rubbed stickles all over with my fingers. The tiny snowflakes are from negative pieces from a snowflake border punch. 

Be sure to check out everyone's cards today on Giselle's Blog

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July Reminder

Hi everyone!! This is just a friendly reminder that starting tomorrow there's going to be a huge Christmas in July event all week long hosted by Giselle and Nadia! They will have several guest designer's all week long with some awesome prizes! My Guest Designer days will be tomorrow 7/18 and Saturday 7/23 be sure to stop by!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

#168, #169 County Fair Layout, card and Winners!

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting as much over the last 2 weeks. I have been extremely busy and have been suffering with horrible back pain, it's so horrible that I haven't  even been crafting at all or going on the computer much.

Here's a layout I made all about the L.A. county Fair last summer with my son, we had a blast and it only cost $1 to get in!!  I made this layout for this weeks Summer challenge theme at PAPER PLAYTIME.

All of the cuts are from the Carousel Cricut LITE cart, the title is alphabet stickers and I added Prima flowers with brads in the center.

The Happy Summer stamp next to the corn dogs is from Pink By design stamps.

For my little seahorse card I made using the SEAHORSE from Digital Delights by Louby Loo for the design team, be sure to check out everyone's amazing projects HERE.

Now onto some Winner's!! Again, I apologize for this being so late, I will personally contact all of the winner's and get them mailed out ASAP! Or you can email me at with your address to claim your prize.

 the Red, White, and Blog Blog Hop winner is Patricia Hurlburt

Flair and Frills Blog Hop Winner is Joyfullyorangepapercrafts

the winner of the Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop is Autumn

The winner of the Digital Delights celebration hop is Lovescrapreflect

you won a digital stamp from Digital delights by Louby Loo (the same stamp I used for the hop)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

#167 Pinkalicious Birthday Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Pinkalicious Birthday Blog Hop hosted by Melissa @ Adventures in heels if you just arrived here from Kathlee's Blog then you are in the right spot! This hop is all about the colors pink, black and white and also Melissa's birthday!! Happy Birthday Melissa!!!

For my card I used my Lovely Floral Cricut LITE cart for the black scallop circle, I stamped the sentiment with My Creative Time stamps, then placed in my Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I also made this beautiful pink flower with the Songbird Cricut cart, I think that's a great cart because there's so many different flowers on it. This flower had the letter "q" in it and I hid the letter with my Gyspy and cut it out in 3 different sizes and sprayed with Glimmer Mist, added a brad to the center and crumbled it to get this result.  The final size of the flower is about 3x3 inches.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

#166 Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop

Hi everyone welcome to the Explosions everywhere blog hop hosted by ERIKA and ZENI if you just arrived here from Gaby's blog then you are in the right spot. This blog hop is all about exploding boxes that can be a mini album or a gift box! I was super excited when they asked me to join because I have been wanting to make one of these for ages LOL! Here's a link on the tutorial I used to make this album HERE.

For my exploding box I decided to make a mini album to showcase some of our pictures from our camping trip which was actually last weekend! I know it's a big miracle that I actually got my pictures printed out that were so recent.... BTW Walgreen's is having a sale right now all 4x6 photos are only .9 cents!!

Anyways, this was our first time ever bringing our son camping it was a short 1 night stay at a campsite close by it was a trial run to see how he would do and he passed the test, maybe next time we camp we will try 2 nights!

Now onto my album..... All cuts were from Campin' Critters Cricut cart I was so proud of myself for using 9 cuts... yep 9! The paper stack I used was from a 2009 DCWV release called "The Green Stack" 70% recycled paper.  The face stamps I used were from Peachy Keen Stamps called BIRD FACES AND MORE which I think was a great price and you can mix and match the face pieces, you will see below I used these for a bear, an owl and a duck. The smore face was from PKS Everyday Paper Dolls.

 Top View
View looking in from above.
Opened completely
1st layer, each section is 3.5x2.5 inches
Also 1st layer. I stamped all faces with PKS Bird Faces and More, and Smore face is from PKS Everyday Paper Dolls. I chalked the smore marshmallow with black chalk to make it look like a real cooked marshmallow.
2nd layer, each piece is 3.5x3 inches. These signs say "Camp Sweet Camp" and "Notice Bug Spray Required".
Also 2nd layer here these signs say "Happy camper" and "Love to Camp"
I placed an Action Wobble underneath the tent. This tent isa about 3x3 inches and was pretty easy to make. This was my very first time making a 3D pop up item from a Cricut cart and I love the way it came out and so does my son! He keeps asking me to go camping and pointing out where we slept in the tent it's so cute!
Blog Candy!! I am giving away this set of epoxy stickers from Me and My Big Ideas to one lucky follower, just leave me a comment and I will announce a winner on Wed. July 6th.

Thank you to for sponsoring our awesome hop!

Have fun hopping everyone, and have a happy safe 4th of July!!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop Tomorrow!!

Blog Hop
Hi everyone! I am super excited for tomorrow's blog hop with Erika and Zeni, this hop is all about exploding boxes how cool is that!! We have a wonderful sponsor with some fabulous prizes from

Be sure to stop by this weekend!

3 Unity Stamps Cards

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