Monday, March 26, 2012

#47 Our First Cruise Layout and CAMEO HOP WINNER

Hi everyone! Today is a special post because I think this has got to be my all time FAVORITE scrapbook page of all time, I had this idea in my head of what this page would look like for a long time and it came out better then I ever imagined it! So you my friends are seeing history in the making LOL!

I made this for my 2010 scrapbook album, we went on our first cruise to the Mexican Riviera which went to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas it was a blast and after making this page I really really want to go on another cruise BAD!! Eventually I will get around to making my actual Cruise scrapbook album so stay tuned I have tons of ideas for my 100's of pics I took while on vacation.

For my layout I used my Cricut E2 and my Gypsy to cut everything out, I love using my Cameo so much but I need to balance them out so they don't get jealous lol! The carts I used for the Lifesaver, anchor, ship, and wave are from Life Is A Beach Cricut Cart. I designed the title using my Gypsy and the Birthday Cakes Cricut cart by welding everything together. I then placed everything upside down in my Xyron sticker machine and poured 4 different colored Martha Stewart glitters all over. I then added some silver eyelets to the anchor, lifesaver and of course had to add them to the windows of the ship to make them look like portholes on the cruise. I also added black and white twine from the Twinery and looped it around the page for a finished  look. Well I hope you enjoyed looking at my favorite scrapbook page so far!

Now onto the Cameo Blog Hop winner!!

The random winner of the crinkle ribbon is...... Michele from MS

Congrats Michele! You have 7 days to contact me at with your info so I can get your prize out to you

Saturday, March 24, 2012

#44-46 Getting Crafty with the Cameo Blog Hop

Hi everyone welcome to the Getting Crafty with the Cameo Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful talented KRISTY!!! If you are here from CANDACE's blog you are in the right spot! This is going to be a super fun hop all about the most awesome cutting machine EVER.... the Silhouette Cameo!

There is so much blog candy to be won on this hop, all you have to do is leave a comment on all the blogs and stop by each Facebook page of each of our sponsors and let them know we sent you! Here's a list of prizes:

Project 1: Halloween Layout
For those of you who read my blog and Facebook know that I have been working very hard to finish my 2010 scrapbook album before my baby arrives here in about 2 weeks! So I decided it would be a great excuse to buy some very cool Halloween files from the Silhouette store to make my layout. The title and the pumpkin/spiderweb border were all from my Cameo. They are very very intricate and super skinny but they cut out so perfect! I also added some Lavendar Stickles to the font, "Raven" colored Glimmer Mist, and some chunky fabric brads, the stamp sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. The grey crinkle ribbon here was hand dyed by myself!

Project 2: I Love You Anniversary Shaped Card
I made this card pretty large about 5x7 for my hubby for our Anniversary which was on 2.28 well, I haven't given it to him yet since he's been on deployment the last 4 months, luckily I will see him next Friday and I can't wait! I hope he likes his "guy" card! I also embossed everything with my Cuttlebug.

Project 3: Altered Composition Notebook
I made this altered composition notebook for my best friend Melyssa's birthday, she loves yellow, pink and owls! It looks really complicated but it was super EASY!! This gift took me about 30 minutes or less! I also added a rosette, black tulle and buttons. I embossed the letters with my Cuttlebug.

BLOG CANDY!!!!!!! I am giving away 3 yards of the gray crinkle ribbon hand dyed by yours truly! (This is the same color ribbon I used in my Halloween layout above) All you have to do is be a follower and leave me a comment telling me which one is your favorite project here! I will announce a winner on Monday 3/26! Good luck!

Here's a list by name of all the Silhouette files I used in my projects:
-Owl Cutout
-matchbox notebook note overlay
-i love you card 
-halloween border
-happy halloween phrase


Friday, March 23, 2012

#43 Bunnies and Blossoms Banners Blog Hop

Hi everyone!! Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banners for the Kids Blog Hop hosted by the lovely ELLEN. If you are here from Jenny's blog you are in the right spot! For those of you who are new to seeing these type of banner blog hops, we make them for a children's hospital and donate them to be hung in the kids rooms how awesome is that!

Here' s a banner I actually made last year for Easter! Well I hope you don't mind me recycling it (Ellen),  I am in my last 2 weeks of pregnancy and my DR. just put me on bed rest so I haven't really been able to craft much because of this! So I decided to donate my Easter banner to the kids since I am not using it and it's been stored in a safe place lol!

The Cricut carts I used for this are Birthday Bash, Doodlecharms, Give A Hoot and I also used Peachy Keen stamps and embossed the letters with my Cuttlebug. The mushroom and flower papers are glittery  paper from DCWV.

I hope you all have a great time hopping around and be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a GORGEOUS Cricut Dust Cover (secretly hoping I win it lol!!)


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#42 SVG Attic DT Day Bunny Card

Hi everyone! It's SANDRA here and for today's project I made a bunny face shaped card for my son's Easter basket. I used the bunny from SVG ATTIC'S Easter Elements Set which is currently 50%!! To make this bunny into a shaped card I welded 2 bunny's together using SCAL3 and cut out with my Cameo. I placed pop dots under the bunny and stamped the face with 2 different Peachy Keen Stamps.

Be sure to check out our awesome 50% off storewide sale @ the SVG Attic Store!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

#41 SVG Attic DT Day Easter Bunny Treat Box

Hi everyone it's Sandra here and it's my day to post on the SVG Attic Blog , hope you are having a great St. Patty's Day so far! For today's project I made an Easter Bunny Treat Box holding Whopper Egg candies for my son's Easter basket. I LOVE the way this box is shaped, while I was assembling it a thought came to my mind...... this box would also be perfect to hold cards and envelopes and/or 4x6 photos! This box measures 4x6 inches and I stamped the sentiment and also added a little cotton tail using a Christmas pom pom from Joann's. I cut this box out using my SCAL 3 along with my Cameo.

The set I used here is called EASTER FUN and comes with a bunch of cute 3D Easter items!
Easter Fun

Thursday, March 15, 2012

#40 Cupcake Card for Cameo Creations Challenge

Hi everyone today is a brand new challenge over at Monica's Creative Madness AKA Cameo Creations! For this weeks challenge our theme is to make a square card using a digi stamp and buttons. For my card I used the SKELEKINZ-CUPCAKE from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

To cut and print my digi stamp first I printed the stamp in my home printer then I placed the image in my Silhouette Cameo and it cut out so super perfect! Here's the video I watched made by Monica which has helped me a lot! ***Print and Cut Video****  I colored the stamp with Prismacolor pencils and added Stickles. The scallop shape is from the Silhouette store and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms, I also embossed the stars using my Cuttlebug.

I hope you all will come play along in our digi theme this week, you can use any Silhouette SD or Cameo for the challenge HERE for a chance to win 7 FREE BUGABOO digi stamps a $21 value!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

#39 St. Patrick's Day Layout

Hi everyone sorry I've been a little M.I.A. lately I am getting near the end of my pregnancy I just entered my 9th month of pregnancy today and I haven't been crafting nearly as much as I want to, and I've been really sick with the flu these past couple of days.

For my layout I actually made this almost a month ago but haven't had a chance to get it posted on my blog, I made a pre-made scrapbook page for St. Patty's Day this year! All the files I used here are from My Scrap Chick, I added tons of Stickles, Glimmer Mist and I also did some stitching with my Sew Easy. I also added some gold glitter ribbon along with gold brads. I also used Peachy Keen Stamps here for the bear's face, and also the sentiment on the lower left corner.

I am entering my layout in a few challenges below:
Peachy Keen Stamps- Anything Goes
More Than Favors- St. Patty's Day

Friday, March 9, 2012

#38 Welcome Spring Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Welcome Spring Blog Hop hosted by SVG Attic!  If you are here from you are in the right spot, For today's hop the design team along with a few Guest Designer's will be showing you different ways to use our newest release which is the Welcome Spring SVG Collection!
Welcome Spring - Click Image to Close

For my project I made a wedding card with all DCWV papers. I cut everything out using SCAL3 along with my Silhouette Cameo. Feel free to scroll down 2 post, I also used the same card in a completely different way! For this card I stamped the sentiment using Pink By Design stamps, added some lace and bling, this card measures 5x5 inches.

Hope you all had a great time hopping with us and be sure to check out the new challenge on the SVG Attic Blog which is a color challenge, for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the SVG Attic store!!!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

#37 Father's Day Layout

Hi everyone! Here's a Father's Day layout I made for the Peachy Keen Stamps sketch challenge. For my layout I used the Holiday Cakes Cricut cartridge for the title, the picture frame is from Lacey Labels Cricut LITE, and the old car is from Billionaire Cricut LITE. I  added some silver eyelets to the frame with my Crop a Dile and found some old fashioned buttons in my stash for the wheels. I made my own yellown crinkle ribbon and sanded down all the edges of my background paper, and sprayed Glimmer Mist all over my page. The Peachy Keen Stamp I used here is the Large Polka Dot Background Stamp

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

#36 Svg Attic DT Day Flower Shaped Bird Card

Hi everyone! It's SANDRA here and I made a sweet little bird card using the new set from the Welcome Spring Collection from SVG Attic, this set is so adorable, there's so many pretty 3D items to choose from along with this flower shaped card! I cut everything out using SCAL 3 along with my Silhouette Cameo, this card is about 5x5 inches. Be sure to check out our new challenge on the SVG Attic Blog, hope you have a great day!

Welcome SpringHere's the awesome set I used Welcome Spring SVG set

Monday, March 5, 2012

#35 Circus Layout

Good evening, I hope you all are enjoying your day so far! I have been busy making a bunch of layouts this past week and I haven't had time to post them yet.

Here's a layout I made of the Circus we went to back in 2010 believe it or not this was my very first time watching one, this one was Circus Vargas it was all people doing crazy stuff I have a bunch more pics but those couldn't all fit in one layout maybe I will make a Circus mini album in the near future!

For my layout I used the Celebration stack from DCWV, love this stack! You can use it for non b-day stuff which I've been doing a lot lately! The clown is from the Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge, and this beautiful font is from the Carousel cricut LITE cartridge. I added tons of Stickles to the clown he just looked to plain without it lol! I also added Stickles to the title and red bling. I did my journaling around the edges of the blue/red paper around the pictures.

Believe it or not this layout took me forever to create I was brainstoming for the longest time and nothing was working. Then when I was creating it last night according to a sketch I found it didn't look right at all! So I walked away for about 2 hours and watched Army Wives and boom!! It hit me I just knew what I had to do to make it better lol! Sometimes you just gotta walk away and you can't force art haha!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

#34 St. Patty's Day Owl Card

HI everyone there's a brand new color challenge on the SVG ATTIC blog for my card I used 3 different SVG sets from the SVG Attic store called.... CELTIC KNOTSGO GREEN, and GIVE A HOOT. I out everything out using SCAL3 and my SIlhouette Cameo. The sentiment is from My Creative Time. Be sure to enter our challenge HERE.

#33 Leprechaun Home Decor

Hi everyone for today's project I made a little helper for my kitchen this leprechaun and pot of gold actually measure 12x24 inches which I cut out using SCAL 3 and my Silhouette Cameo. I made this door decoration for the new St. Patty's Day Home Decor challenge at Cameo Creations on Monica's blog, to enter the challenge you can use any Silhouette machine and this week's prize is a $15 gift card to Michael's!  I used the GO GREEN set from SVG ATTIC!

You have 2 weeks to enter the challenge HERE

3 Unity Stamps Cards

Hello everyone! Here's 3 new cards I made using Unity Stamps. I also used Pebbles Inc  paper, twine and Distress Ink. I colored my st...