Sunday, May 31, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas June Guest Designer!!!!

Today is my guest design post for the 
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party 
hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas

This party theme is ..... SUMMER

Every other Monday will mark the beginning 
of a new semi-weekly linky party here. 
Tara will designate a theme and you're invited to share projects you've made!!

And don't forget about the prizes! 
Every linky party will have a sponsor and a winner, plus a top 3! 
The winner will be announced on a semi-weekly basis. 
The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win!! 

Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of every linky party.

This party sponsors are...

Craftin Desert Divas - One stamp set

$25 Gift Card for Regular Priced Patterns

Now here is my project I've created for this party....

I designed this in my Silhouette after I ordered
it from the last Release that she had! I knew
exactly what I wanted to do with these stamps
the minute I saw them! HA :)

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Doodlebug (Hello Sunshine, Springtime, Ladybug Garden, Happy camper)
Border Punch - Stampin' Up
1 1/2" Circle Punch - EK Success
3 Stitched Sunburst Dies - Craftin Desert Divas
(The Sky is the limit)
Stamped Faces & Sentiment - Craftin Desert Divas
(Garden Cuties)
Spectrum Noir Pens
Recollections Snow Opaque Marker
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Ink Pad

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to 
to see the amazing projects by the design team. 
Then Craft It Up & Link It UP!! 
I can't wait to see what you create.
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Cut It Up Challenge #72....

Hello & Happy FRIDAY Everyone!!!!
Today is Challenge Day over at The
Cut It Up Challenges Blog

We are asking you to create a Father's Day Card!!
The only Challenge is...
It MUST HAVE A (TIE) Die Cut!!!
So that should be pretty easy to do!!!

You know you want to play along!!!
The Prize this time is from
May Art Ribbons

Here's what I created for this Challenge
to Inspire you!

Card Stock - SU, Bazzill, Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific
Vellum For the Shades
I inked the Vellum with some light grey ink
from Stampin' Up. Then added Dimension to
POP the Shades up! 
Tag Die - My Creative Time (Fun Stitched Tag Dies)
Sentiment - My Craft Spot (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Black Trendy Twine
Squardy Cat Illinois - SVG Cutting Files
Bow Tie - Silhouette Store (#60337)
As you can see I welded the Squardy Cat to
make a card then I welded the bow tie to
work with this Challenge!

Now... let's see what you create!!!
Make sure to check out the rest of the 
Fabulous Design Teams Creations!

I'm entering the Following Challenges:
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sending a Hug....

Good Thursday Morning to ya!!
Today I'm Sharing a Card I made using
 The Stamps of Life Products!
I get 2 monthly kits from them...
And I thought I should at least
USE the products I'm given! RIGHT?

Stitched Card Mat,Stitched Round Rectangle,
 & Lg. Banner Die - Die-Namics
Stitched Banner Die - My Creative Time
(HUG) Stamp - Joys of Life (All Around Sentiment)
Everything else came from Assorted
Stamps of Life Kits ----

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Happy Birthday MOM!!!!

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today is My Mom's Birthday!!! She
turns 71 years young today!!!
Honestly she looks like she's 55 - 60 age group!
I hope I look that young when I'm 71! :)

Any way... I want to Send a
Shout out to my mom... She reads
my blog... Sooo I thought it only
fitting to share the card I made her for
her birthday today! Hopefully I've given her 
this card before she sees my blog!! (Wink Wink)

I used Blue Prints #19 to make this card ---
I just Loooove those blueprints & the dies!!!
I'm addicted to them now....
Any who... My Mom likes the color purple...
 which if you remember, 
 I made her Mother's Day card with purple too....
So I chose the 6x6 Paper pad by
Basic Grey (Wisteria) to make her card
Card Stock - Stampin' Up (Kraft)
Purple Button & Jute Twine - PaperTrey Ink
Enamel Dots - MME, Eyelet Outlet, Teresa Collins
Happy Birthday Sentiment - My Craft Spot
 (Big Sentiment)
My Craft Spot is NO LONGER Selling anything.... 
I just give them the credit because
 I'm using their Products! :)

Of Course I did the inside as well....
The Sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink
 (Birthday Basics)

Let's hope she likes it and the gift
 I put inside this card! :)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Baked Cupcake....

Happy Tuesday to ya!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful 3 day weekend!!! 
Today's card is so sweet! Or at least I think so! HA

I'm using another KaDoodle Bug Designs File!

This one is Called: Baking Hedgehogs

Card Stock - SU, Georgia Pacific, Bo Bunny, Sil. Adhesive
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny (Little Miss)
Hedgehog w/ Cupcake - KaDoodle Bug Designs
Card Shape - Silhouette Store (#6622)
Stitched Wave - Silhouette Store (#9107)
Candy Red Ribbon - 3 Girl Jam
Banner Die - Sizzix
Sentiment - Sizzix (small Sentiment Set)
Pink, Brown, Green Gems - Prima Marketing (E. Line)

I'm Entering the Following Challenges:

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Thank You for your Service.....

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!
I hope you're spending time with your
families on this special day!
 Today, I wanted to make a card to say
to our Men & Women who are in the
Service, or were in the Service, or who's
family has served and has sadly not come home...
You're ALL amazing people and deserve 
a BIG pat on the back for what you've done or still DO!

I chose to use the SVG File Called 

Loving Memory Bears

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Digital Designer Paper - Lori Whitlock (Patriotic Picnic)
Card Shape - SVG Cutting Files (Wave #2)
Girl Bear With Flag - Kadoodle Bug Designs (Loving Memory Bear)
Stitched Banners - Silhouette Store (#79496)
Black Gems for the Eyes - Hero Arts
Red Gem on the bow - Studio G
Small Gem Star - My Stash from Scrapbook Expo
Scallop Die - Sizzix
Circle Die - Spellbinders
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Simple Sayings & Occasions)
Tiny Star Stamps - My Craft Spot (No Longer Available)
Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet

I'm Entering the Following Challenges:

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Super Dad!!!

Hello & Happy Dance Friday to ya!!!
It's the Weekend!! Yahoo!!! 
Today I've got a fun card I want 
to share using one of the
Super Hero SVG Cuts I got from the
Super Hero Blog Hop that was last month
hosted by SVG Cutting Files & Jaded Blossom
They're both AWESOME Companies!! I love
their Files & Stamps! Noooo, they don't pay
me to say this either!!! :)

Isn't he SUPER CUTE????

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny, Bazzill
Digital Designer Paper - Carina Gardner (Super Hero)
Card Shape - SVG Cutting Files (Trapizod)
Super Minion SVG - SVG Cutting Files (Super Hero Hop)
S Super Shield - SVG Cutting Files (Super Hero Hop)
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Super Hero)
Tag Die - My Creative Time
Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet
Berry Trendy Twine

I think I'll let Hunter give this to his dad for
Father's Day or Send it to someone who could
use a fun pick me up!!! :) 

Have a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Franken Monkey Grad!!!!

Hello & Happy Thursday to ya!!
I can't believe how this week
is just flyin' by!!! :) Today I've got a
Super Fun Graduation Card to Share....
I'm using a Halloween File from:
KaDoodle Bug Designs

Called: Franken Monkeys

I also took the Grad Cap from the 

That's RIGHT!!!! I Said a Halloween File!! HA
I thought it would be fun to change up the CUTE
Monkey holding the sign.... 

Here's what I came up with! :)

I Challenged Myself to use my Assortment of Stitched dies!
I kept switching back & forth on how I wanted to design
this--- I now have a few extra cuts for another project! HAHA

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny, Bazzill
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (Smarty Pants) 
Designer Paper - Pebbles (Happy Day)
Franken Monkey & Grad Cap - Kadoodle Bug Designs
Wood Grain Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz
Good Luck Die - The Stamps of Life (Piggy Bank May Kit)
Stitched Card Mat & Oval Layer Frame - Jaded Blossom
 Notebook Border Die (NO Longer Available) - My Craft Spot
Stitched Bracket Die - My Creative time
Stitched Horizontal Strip Die - Die - Namics
Bow - Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine 
Enamels Dots - MME, Freckled Fawn, Eyelet Outlet

I'm Entering the Following Challenges:

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HB2U Penguin!

Hello & Happy Wednesday to ya!!!!
I've got a Fun Summertime
Birthday card to share with you!
I'm using the Ice Cream Penguin

Did you Know Melissa has a $1 Sale
going on Right Now? That means
EVERY File in her store is only $1!!!

I have a Great Nephew 
who's Birthday is in the Summer...
He'll be 1 pretty soon, so I thought this would be
a cute card to send him! :)

Card Stock -Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, 
Bo Bunny, Bazzill, Kasier Craft
Designer Paper - Carta Bella (Soak Up the Sun)
Banners - Carta Bella (Soak Up the Sun Embellishments)
Ice Cream Penguin - Kadoodle Bug Designs
Stitched Circle Die - Die-Namics
Card Mat With Scallop Border - Sil. Store (#61003)
Pinked Edge Border - Sil. Store (#27781)
Yellow Trendy Twine
Green Button - Karen Foster
Black Gems For the Eyes - Bo Bunny
Tag Die & Sentiment - Craftin Desert Diva's 
(Short & Sweet Tags & Bring on the Cake)

I'm Entering the Following Challenges:

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teacher Gifts 2015.....

Hello & Happy Tuesday to ya!!!
Today I thought I would share the
things I made for the Last Day of School
Gifts for Hunter's Teachers! Now I had a
little trouble coming up with something for
his home room teacher.... She's a sweet lady but
was very hard to figure out what she might like...
Hunter had asked her for me, to at least get an idea....
But since she was basically saying anything...
I didn't feel good about making her just anything!
Sooo, Her gift was
an Edible Arrangement Fruit Bouquet....
I got her the Delicious Daisy Dipped Pineapple

Along with this card I made before...

I thought it fit perfectly with her gift!
You can find the Info on this card HERE!
She did like the gift a lot! :)

Sooo, his other teacher was a lot more easier
to figure out... She LOOOOOOVVVVES COFFEE!!!!
Now you've got to realize... I LIVE in UTAH!!!
Before I moved, Our little town had at least 
95% of Mormons living there...
My best friends are Mormons... but they
thrilled that I can finally make a gift for someone
who does drink coffee!!!!  :)

Here's what I made for her! :)

I purchased a really nice Vacuum Insulated Travel
Coffee Mug and Personalized it for her! I used white
& Green Vinyl, and altered it so I could place
her name on it. I'm not someone who does a ton of
vinyl work... So, it took me 3 tries before I was finally
happy with the results.... I really think we are, our
own worst critics!!! :)

So then I had to make a tag using the Jaded Blossom
Tag set & some Black Trendy Twine,
 to let her know she has to wash this by
hand.... Vinyl is BAD for your dishwasher & not
everyone knows this.... :)

My son also told me she owns a Keurig Machine!
So, I had to add some yummy K-Cups
for her own personal use!
I added some Vanilla, Vanilla Supreme,
Vanilla Hazelnut... There are 6 on the outside
and I placed 4 inside the cup as
an extra surprise! ;)

Of course.... I HAD to make her a card to match! :)
Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Bo Bunny
Digital Designer Paper - Just so Scrappy (Bee Mine)
Coffee Cup Gift Card - Sil. Store (#29511)
I enlarged it to fit in an A2 size envelope
Sentiment - Jaded Blossom (Teacher Appreciation)
Stitched Tag Die - Jaded Blossom (Mini Tags 2)
Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine
Red Gem - Recollections (Craft it Valentine)
Assorted Flowers - My Stash
2 Vintage Buttons - My Stash (I cut the loops off
and glued the buttons on with a little hot glue)
Mini White & Black Rose trim Ribbon - Joann's

On the inside I added a $25 Gift Card to Starbucks
My son said she cried when she received this gift...
I was happy she LOVED it! :)

Then we made something for his class!
He only has like 22 or 23 kids in his class....
So we used the Super Hero's from the SVG Cutting
Files Blog hop a couple of weeks ago to
make these little Lollipop gifts! I did the Super Hero's
with Print N Cut.... The Stitched Lollipop Holder Die 
is from My Creative Time, I used Pink, Yellow, Grey,
& Red Baker's Twine to tie them all together....
The Tags were made using my Silhouette
by finding a tag and adjusting to the size I wanted
then adding the Sentiment using the Print N Cut again....
My son's friends loved these little Tootsie Roll Pops! :)

I'm Entering The Following Challenges:

I appreciate you making it all the way
to the bottom of my post!
Lots of details to write in....
So glad I don't have to do this again
for another year! Hahaha
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Irrelephant Birthday!!

Hello & Happy Monday to ya!! 
We have kicked off our Summer Vacation
and realized we have a bunch of stuff we need to
get done around the house! :( 
That's a bummer, but if we get it done...
We can enjoy the rest of our Summer! Right? 

Any who... I was inspired by a card my Good Friend
Tanya, which most of you know her and
her blog - Studio 5380 made about 2 1/2 weeks ago...
Here's the link to that card - Hello Card
The Card was so CUTE & I LOVED the Design...
It was From  (My Favorite Things) - Blue Print Design
So... I "CAS"ed the design to create this.... :)

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific
Designer Paper - Echo Park (Birthday Wishes Girl)
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - My Creative Time
Stitched Round Rectangle Die - Die-Namics
3 Stitched Circle Dies - Die-Namics
Cloud Die - Stamps of Life (Hot Air Balloon)
Grass Die - My Craft Spot (Fancy Edges)
Flower Embossing Folder - Quick Kutz
Happy Birthday Sentiment - Craftin Desert Diva's (Happy Celebrations)
Elephant - Craftin Desert Diva's (It's all about Zoo)
Balloons & Hat - Craftin Desert Diva's (Totally Turtle)
Adhesive Gems - Stampin' Up
Spectrum Noir Pens - IG1, IG3, CR3, CR4, OR1, OR2,
IB2, BT3, LG1, LG3, GB1, GB3, Blender Pen

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