Tuesday, November 30, 2010

~Happy Crafty Tuesday! More Cottage Christmas!~

Good morning my crafty friends,
I am so excited about tomorrow & the Imaginisce blog hop,
sketch challenge...don't forget!♥

Yesterday I spent finishing up crafts for the Blog Hop and
the December 6th post on Imaginisce.
Guess what?? Some AWESOME prizes on that day, plus
if you go to the blog all 12 days, you could win a HUGE Grand Prize
so be sure to check it out.
I am always on the lookout for amazing giveaways.

Also yesterday the last Christmas kit sold *YEA* thank you all.
But I still have some goodies here so I decided to make
a mini kit that is more budget friendly :)

This kit is 12.00 (plus 6.00 shipping)
It is 60% off retail! Better than the discount sites!

SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

You get everything listed
8 Sheets of double sided and glazed paper
2 packages of rub-ons (words and images)
1 chipboard package (full packages of everything)
1 Sticker Glass stickers
In total almost 30.00 retail!

I know so many of you have asked me about where to get
the papers...well here ya go! :)
Come back tomorrow for the Blog Hop/sketch challenge!
Also I have video tutorials coming up this week!
My annual Christmas ornament too.

~Happy Tuesday, I hope it's crafty-licious~

Monday, November 29, 2010

~Preparing for Christmas...Crafty Style~

Good morning my amazingly talented friends.
I am prepping for a couple of amazing blog hops coming up.

One is the Samantha Walker Blog Hop coming up on the 8th
Now this is NOT the project...but it's a wonderful *clue*
it goes hand in hand with the project!
I even have a step by step video to go along with it,
I am so excited about the blog hop so stay tuned!
These are 100% Samantha Walker's beautiful Christmas paper
and embellishments. I love this line!!!!! It reminds me
of vintage, Christmas, love and happiness too.
Of course i used my Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive and Glue
Glider Pro for making the cards.
I am hoping to have a diverse selection of Christmas cards
made by December 10th...we will see how many happen though LOL
Just a couple of notes for upcoming events...
December 1st is the new Imaginisce Sketch Challenge
and the monthly BLOG HOP! :)

December 6th I will have a special blog post on Imaginisce!

December 8th will be the Samantha Walker blog hop
and I think it is her FIRST one with the Creative Team♥
Busy and beautiful month ahead.

~Thank you for stopping by and being my amazing support~
~Have a wonderful Monday~

Sunday, November 28, 2010

~Happy GIVEAWAY Day! Cricut Storage GIVEAWAY~

Good morning! I am not even going to mess around
today...no way man...it's all about the GIVEAWAY today!

I am always looking for fun giveaways for my blog.
When I did the Gypsy giveaway I came across these
Cricut Cartridge Storage binders...I liked them but then I saw
the PINK ONES! So I contacted Scrap N' Tote and asked them
to let me give one away and in return I would make a video
and show the Tote live in person! ♥
They agreed and I was so excited! But it is a HUGE box, so
if you win you have to give me time to ship it LOL
Anyways...check out the video...
*the mat does go in the back sleeve*
Let me know what you think.
Share the blog post PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
The more followers I have, the more you share...
the MORE FREEBIES come in for you!!!!! :)
My favorite part of blogging is doing the GIVEAWAYS! ♥
Here is a link to the awesome website
In order to win you have to FOLLOW their blog
and leave a comment on my blog right here.
I would LOVE for you to follow my blog too ♥
Like I said, the more followers...the more prizes!

Also I believe they have some awesome giveaways too!
I think they gave away an Imagine last week.

Ok I am off...I have a Blog Hop coming up next week plus
the Imaginisce Sketch reveal, plus I will be guest blogging on
Imaginisce on the 6th I think it is...so buy fun time this holiday season!

This GIVEAWAY is open until Sunday the 5th.
Happy Sunday everyone

~Thanks for popping by~

Friday, November 26, 2010

~Time Well Spent ♥~

Good morning my crafty friends!
Does everyone have pie hangover today??
I know my family does..hehe

Instead of listening to hubby snore and watch him passed out
I decided to hit my scrap room this morning and scrap those
Thanksgiving baking photos I took yesterday.
I love it, it makes me want to scrap all my baking pictures♥
I also used my Glue Glider Pro from Glue Arts and
American Crafts Thickers..I think that was it too! :)
It was so fun watching the boys chow down yesterday and
Gage was a riot at the table. He ONLY eats mashed potatoes, nothing else.
He cracks me up! It was a beautiful day.
I skipped the Black Friday shopping, I REALLY wanted to go but
I REALLY did not want to wait in line in the 20 degree weather
at Joanns, honestly I doubt I could have stood for that long with my back
acting up so much. We did drive by old Navy last night but it
was packed out the door, so we drove home real quick LOL

Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving.
~Thank YOU for stopping by~

Thursday, November 25, 2010

~From Me To You...~

Good morning my amazing blog friends...

♥From my heart to your home I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving Day♥
I am so thankful for all of you and the wonderful
crafty opportunities this year~
I hope you have a beautiful day spent with the ones you love
whether they be related or not, enjoy your day.

*just a couple pictures from yesterday's prepping*

And a cute story about cookies...
I baked 2 pumpkin pies, made 2 mud pies, and began baking cookies.
I had them all mixed up and ready to bake, it was around dinner time.
I put 2 pans in the oven and prepped a third.
I finished baking them and left the kitchen for a break.
I walked back into the kitchen and all 3 boys had a handful!
So no molasses cookies for today LOL
I just let them have the cookies...I think they were dying from all
the other goodies they saw.

I have to giggle...it was so cute!

~Happy Thanksgiving~

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

~Do you YuDu? I do! & Holiday Traditions~

Good morning!
I have been playing with my YuDu this week in the midst
of all the chaos. You know I tell it like it is...I do tell the truth on my blog.

I thought i was not going to like it...but I cannot tell you how much
fun it is!!!! Oh I love it! I have already done 3 shirts and a couple of
Provocraft projects plus this pillow for the holidays
I love the simple elegance.
No I will not be the next 6 color printer but for basic awesome screen
printing, it works like a charm!
Plus I am thinking of making panels that I can velcro on
to the pillow covers and change them out every season! :)

For this Gingerbread man I cut it out in black on my Cricut
using the Winter Frolic cartridge, then I scanned it in my computer
and printed it onto my transparency.
Next goal?? Open my Imagine!!!!!
Oh and make a YuDu video....

By the way, I was worried about how clean the print would
be and you can see it prints the image clean.
Wait until you see the next Cricut Circle magazine and my YuDu project~~

Ok I am off to bake and prep today, last night I made my Jell-o
it's the beginning of my prep work! Today- pies and cookies.

After we moved away from all of our family in Oregon
I decided (ok me and hubs decided) that we would begin
our own family traditions.

One of them is that I make Jell-o Parfaits in individual glasses
and we break out special holiday goblets.
It is so silly but I wanted to make something special for my boys
and something they would remember year after year.
I think this year I will take pictures and scrap about the JELLO! haha

What are your traditions?
~Happy Wednesday everyone~
~Thank YOU for popping by~

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

~Crafty Card Tuesday...Cartridge Storage Too!~

Good morning my amazingly talented crafty friends!

You know this week my girlfriend came over to use my
Cricut, and I think she died a little seeing how messy I am LOL
I am especially frustrated with my cartridge storage.
I am hoping this solution works and I love it!
Scrap'n Tote sent me a PINK (of course) Cricut Storage System.
But you know that is not all right??
No they sent me TWO!!!! One for me and one for y'all!

So...give me a day to check it out...and hopefully do a video review
and this week I will host a GIVEAWAY for one of these bad boys!
Thanks Scrap'n Tote! :)
*You know it's because of you all following, the
more following the more awesome prizes*
I love it! This is so fun!

Ok on to my crafty project.
Everything else I am working on is TOP SECRET
but I did manage to squeeze one in for the blog
I used the Girls Paperie papers, my Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge
for the card AND the envelope *yea*, my handy dandy stickles,
my hand dandy Glue Glider Pro.
Oh and Smooch Spritz of course!
Cricut Cuts Sentimentals:
Card1 *envelope* 5 1/2"
Card1 5" X's 2 one for front and back
Postcard 3"

Ok I am off to take care of my sick little man,
he is doing better the Doc gave him medicine,
so now it's a matter of time.

~Happy Tuesday y'all!~
~Have a beautiful day~

Monday, November 22, 2010

~Snowflake Basket Lacy Fun~

Good morning a little late,
I had to take the little one to the Dr. this morning :)

I don't know about you but I am SO ready for winter
and the holiday season. Don't know why but I am ♥
When Samantha Walker showed us her new cut files I jumped on the
chance to make this basket! ♥♥♥ it!

I knew right away what I wanted to do.
Make myself a desktop box for the bits and pieces of lace
I always have sitting there leftover from projects.
Perfect size and cute as a button. It sure makes me dream of snow
and my husband dream of a better vacuum that picks up glitter LOL
Poor Andrew just is in heck this week with all the glitter.
I can honestly say that right now my keyboard is covered
and so is my living room carpet.
The carpet is because the new glitter for the YuDu...
I LOVE IT so much! Wait until you see the Cricut Circle Projects!♥

Ok I am off to help my little man...his brother went back to school
now he is sick as a dog.
So if i am scarce this week I apologize, these kids have been really
ill for 2 weeks now and it's so hard to get everything done.

~Love ya~
~Thanks for popping by~
Supplies Used:
Clearsnaps Glitter
Clearsnaps Smooch Spritz
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro
Tombow Wet Glue

Sunday, November 21, 2010

~Super Sunday WINNER!~

Good morning!!!!!!!! I know you all are waiting on the
Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge WINNER,
so I will post that first ♥

Drum roll please.
Blogger joni said...

Glad to hear that you were able to get another machine for your son! Hope he heals quickly! You're such a great mommy!!! Love your projects..as always..they are super cute! And how nice that Gloria sent something that she knew you'd love...true friends can't be beat! Can't wait to see what you do next!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Joni please email me your addy, or Facebook
or whatever LOL I will find it! :)
I will ship it out this week!!!!!
I have another giveaway coming, it's HUGE I think it is
a whopping 70.00 prize!!!!
so stay tuned for sure especially you Cricut fans!

And one more thing...I have ONLY ONE kit left with
the acylic album and only ONE left without the album
(paper and embellishments only)
So if you want one, please order now I will be deleting the
options as soon as the last 2 sell! :)
It's a fantastic deal like 40% off retail.
You can find info here

here is a refresher picture of the kit ♥
I don't ever put together kits but I had these from my class
and so many of my online friends asked for them.
It was a fun class, I cannot wait to do another one!

That's it for me today, I had planned on crafting but my other son is sick
so I am staying with him in the living room *poor guy*

~Have a beautiful Sunday y'all~
~Thank you for stopping by~

Saturday, November 20, 2010

~Saturday SURPRISE! It's a Scraptastic Club Blog Hop!~

Good morning all my amazing crafty friends!

You have arrived at the Scraptastic Club Blog Hop/Scavenger Hunt!
It was a great last minute surprise!
I had a phone call from Jessica yesterday and decided to join

You surely remember the Pyrus Kit I was working with
as a guest designer? I am so honored to be asked to stay ♥
This card is from that kit...by the way LOVES that kit!

Can you believe I stamped 2 times this week? What is wrong with me LOL
I am still making cards for my friend Dolores to send to her
friend with Cancer. Don't forget about her! :)
They do not have to be fancy, just hand made is so appreciated.
Anyways, that is my contribution to the blog hop.
Jessica will have a Scavenger Hunt of questions for ya and you could win!

Here are the blogs you will need to visit.
You could win a BRAND NEW KIT!

and last but not least...where you could win the KIT

I am off to make these hungry boys breakfast!
~ALOHA~ ♥wink♥

OHHHHH and don't forget the cartridge giveaway ends tonight
and I have a special GIVEAWAY *Hint* STORAGE...
coming up this week too!!!!!! *YEA*
Lots of prizes and goodies coming, so come back and check in!

~Happy Saturday y'all~
~ Thank YOU for stopping by~

Friday, November 19, 2010

~Finally Friday...sweet crafty Friday!~

Good morning my crafty friends,
has everyone been crafty this week?

Yesterday I opened my YUDU and played with it.
I gotta say, I was not excited about it...until I tried it!
I *♥* it! I love it so much! It was so fun.
You will be seeing YuDu projects shortly!

I made another card this morning.
I am trying to get my Christmas cards done by hand this year
which probably won't happen but I can try right?
I grabbed my Cottage Christmas Papers,
some vintage lace, my i-rock, and my Glue Arts Ribbon
Adhesive and Glue Glider Pro and went to town.
So, what do you think? Should I go with mass production?
Or keep trying styles? I am still debating.

I had some awesome news yesterday...
My work for the Provocraft Magazine? The one that is exclusive
for Cricut Circle members? I get to share sneak peeks from now on!
*YEA* I am very excited about this, because those projects I
do not get to share, but they are so fun!

DO NOT FORGET about the cartridge GIVEAWAY this week!
You have until Saturday night to enter!

Also Clear Scraps is having a GIVEAWAY today
(and every Friday) So go check it out.

That's all for me today, sorry it's been slow this week.
My son has been VERY sick, he just got back to school today
and Wednesday night my back was so bad I could not walk.
It's been a crazy week, but looking better :)
Happy Friday y'all!
Go check out the GIVEAWAYS!

~Thank YOU all for popping by to say hi, following
and being so awesome!~

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~Fun With PINKY!~

Good morning all you crafty peeps out there!

I was up at 2 and 3 am with my boy, so at 4:30 I decided...
why not just stay up and craft this morning ♥
Since Imaginisce is having their "Enchanted" release party this week
I thought it would be fun to use the Enchanted line to make
a hanger for my crafty room.
I don't have any girls, but I am pretty sure I am one ♥
So every piece of Enchanted goes straight to me!
I had been wanting to make a new door hanger for a while now
and I love me some birds...(yes I am on a bird kick)
So I grabbed my Clear Scraps Chipboard bird, my Cricut Expression
and my Sentimentals cartridge, my stickles and went to town!
I used the butterfly wings and cut them in half from the Sentimentals cartridge.
Of course I used plenty of tulle♥
Alot of Glue Arts Glue, a dab of Mod Podge,
some vintage lace and here it is! :)
I am so excited to hang it in my crafty room today.
I wonder if i can stay awake long enough to admire it LOL.

Oh and remember that fabulous card I told you about yesterday?
Here it is...isn't is amazing?! I ♥ it so much. And she left it blank for
me to give to someone special.
I think I will send it to Dolores for her
friend with Cancer. What a wonderful way to send some love.
Thanks so much Chris!

Don't forget...every FRIDAY Clear Scraps has a giveaway!
So go check it out!
Plus the blog has been hopping!

Also you could win Imaginisce goodies this week from the
Enchanted Release party! So go check it out.
If I hear of anymore giveaways I will holla'

~Happy Wednesday y'all~
~Have a great day~

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~Hello Tuesday & Back to Crafting♥ & BIG Cartridge Giveaway Too!~

Good morning to all my crafty friends!

I was able to sneak in some crafty time yesterday while my
boy napped a little after his Dr. appointment.

I had been wanting to make these door hangers for a couple
weeks now. They don't take too long to make.
I used the chipboard birds from Clear Scraps
and the Cottage Christmas Imaginisce papers/i-rock/rub-ons.
and lots...and lots...and lots...of glitter! LOL
Now I tried to get the perfect shit but it is grey and heavy
rain this week so I could not get it on the actual door handle.
BUT now I am ready for the holidays! :)
I did discover something...glitter the edges AFTER you
use the rub-ons, not before. Just an FYI if you decide to make one.

I wanted to share with you all the amazing kindness of other crafters.
Yesterday was a terribly trying day, Sunday night
(when everything is closed) my son's Nebulizer machine for his
breathing, it stopped working. For me as his mom it was
a huge panic moment. If he does not have this when he is sick
he turns blue and it is an ER visit right away.
Well a friend saw my Facebook post and called me up and told me
she had a spare, so hubs ran to get it and we made it through the night.

Then on Monday we spent most of the day chasing Dr.'s
and they gave him medicine/shots etc....
he does have Bronchitis and a lung infection.
So it has been a VERY difficult week/ weekend for me.
Honestly...I am exhausted.

But I arrived home Monday night to find 2 boxes on my porch,
one from my friend in LA, Gloria, the other from an address I did not know.
I opened the box from Gloria and it was miles of VINTAGE lace
Oh my goodness it was amazing to say the least.
I was fawning over that for 15 minutes then I realized I should
open the second box.

The second box was from one of the Gypsy winners
Chris. It had the SWEETEST note, and a beautiful
I MEAN BEAUTIFUL hand made card with a brand new
Martha Stewart Punch! Now I NEVER expect gifts in return
for the giveaways, because I am very blessed with crafty supplies
for my work, but I have to say the note and card and everything
just touched my heart so much.
I will take pictures and share the card tomorrow, it is amazing!

Blessings come in the most unexpected ways sometimes.
Be sure to bless a friend this week, I know I will.

I have a GREAT giveaway today...a brand new Cricut Cartridge.
I am REALLY trying to reach 1500 followers by Christmas
and this is just the beginning. You won't believe
what I have in store *hint* store for you!
But for now this is the prize! I will leave it open until SUNDAY
sentimentals cartridge Pictures, Images and Photos
A Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge
one of my absolute favorites!
You will love it too!
So be a FOLLOWER, leave a comment and on Sunday we will
have one lucky winner! ♥

~Happy Tuesday y'all!~
~Thanks for popping by and listening to me ramble~

Monday, November 15, 2010

~Hello Monday! Acrylic Class Kits~

Good morning my crafty friends!

I had my class this weekend and it went
very well! I know some of you asked if I could sell the kit
because you do live far away from me.

So I took all the leftovers from the class and yes the kits
are available! I only have a few though.
You can buy them with or WITHOUT the acrylic album
and I am happy to let you know how to make your own.
The kit has plenty to make extra cards/layouts, you should have like
5 pieces of paper left plus oodles of embellishments!

I added alot of EXTRA embellishments!
2 packages of rub-ons
a FULL package of chipboard stickers too
Plus the fun shiny stickers!!
*the class did not get those!*
*For two lucky buyers in the next 3 days I will include 2 paper kits*

No I am not going into the kit selling biz :) it's a one time thing
Plenty of extra tulle, extra lace, pearls, and snowflakes too!
(crystal snowflakes vary from kit to kit)

Kit with or without Acrylic Album

EVERYTHING included to make this album
except metal snowflakes (there were only 2 in the album)
Glitter, Glue and studs.
You can purchase with the acrylic album
(1 1/2 week waiting period before shipping)
or without album (ships right away).

9 sheets of double sided paper
2 sheets of white cardstock
2 FULL packages of rub-ons
1 FULL package of chipboard stickers
1 FULL package sheet of glam stickers
approx 6 feet of tulle
12" lace 2 colors
Pearl strand
Punched Snowflakes
Random assortment acrylic snowflakes (at least 1 XL snowflake)
OVER 45.00 in product including album
OVER 30.00 product without album!

This is the album it makes...
I was so excited I had some extra kits left! I thought they
would all be gone. When I was finished I nearly squealed LOL
The scrap space was smaller than anticipated.
It was so fun though and we even had one drop in that bought the kit
alone and asked for my blog to check on the pages.

Ok that's is all for me today.
If you have any questions please email me, I am happy
to answer. I will have full instructions ready for the kits
before I ship them as well! :)
~Happy Monday y'all!~

Sunday, November 14, 2010

~Hello Sweet Sunday, Smooch Winner & Scrap Friend's Giveaway~

Good morning, ok ok I know it's afternoon LOL
But I spent the morning tending to my youngest son who
is running a fever and sick today.

Yesterday's acrylic class at The Scrap Room was so much fun!
I learned an important lesson though....
LESS glitter is better for classes LOL I think we were all
covered from head to toe! LOL

Anyways on to the Smooch Spritz/Dew Drops WINNER
Blogger Bass Family said...

Hey lady...loving the chickens..I wish I had the space..so cute. The new couches are COOL!! and I am positive you could make new pillow covers for those couch pillows...with all your craftiness :) Have a great Friday!! XoXo Niki-Ray

Friday, November 12, 2010

Please email me your addy so I can get this prize out to ya!

You know my friend Jamie nudged me this morning,
she is having a giveaway too. It is a Cricut Cartridge storage
Scrap'n Tote system. You might want to check it out *wink*

Oh and also Scrap'n Tote is giving away an IMAGINE!!!!
Hello, how cool is that?? RIGHT HERE!
Hurry only a little time left! :)

I will be back tomorrow with a regular project I hope!

~Happy Sweet Sunday~
~ Thanks for popping by~

Saturday, November 13, 2010

~Holiday Treat Ideas ♥Happy Saturday♥~

Good morning my amazingly talented crafty friends!

It is no secret I LOVE fall, and I especially
love the holiday season. Time for baking, giving, enjoying
parties, all the wonderful holiday goodies!

line of paper, I about died!!!!!!!!!!!!
I knew right away what I was going to do...
make COOKIE JARS!!!!!
Totally eco-friendly way to give holiday treats away.
Plus they can keep them all year long for a beautiful kitchen cookie jar!
Every year I bake cookies and treats with my boys, and we
deliver them to each neighbor on plates, but this year I thought
I would switch it up and make actual cookie jars.
I took old 1/2 gallon jars and I made labels that would be great for
any kitchen, ot even just to store away and bring out every Christmas.
Of course I used my handy dandy Glue Glider Pro, and Glue Arts
Ribbon Adhesive because they are made to last!
And you know I baked cookies just for this blog post too
I really did...hubs came home and said "Why are you on your feet baking??"
I replied "Honey I have a project in mind". He said "ohh ok" haha

I am thinking I will make several jars in all different lines of paper!
Maybe a video tutorial is in order? ♥

That's it for me today, I am off to teach my class in mt. Juliet!
~Happy Saturday everyone~
~THANK YOU every one who stops by~

Once again...without you I am nothing, you make it possible with
every visit for me to get great prizes and for companies to
take a second look at me, and I appreciate it!


Friday, November 12, 2010

~Chicken Fun, New Furniture, & Just For Fun GIVEAWAY~

Good morning!!!!
First off I have a small giveaway!
1 bottles of Smooch Spritz & some Dew Drops from Robins Nest
Just because I have not done a giveaway in a while
I thought it might push me to get crafty today LOL
♥ Giving stuff away always makes me smile! ♥
and Amber
Not bad right?? Fun goodies! Maybe 18.00-20.00 worth :)
Worth checking out anyways!
So leave a comment and I will randomly choose a winner
on Sunday. Be a follower and spread the word.
Everyone who mentions your name gives you an extra entry!
Easy Peasy beautiful crafty fun~

Ok on to the chicken FUN~
It's an exciting day in the Hobbs home,
we went last night to buy a NEW Chicken Feeder! LOL
Oh the joy and excitement!

We began with a small red one for the babies
and sort of forgot we would need a larger one for grown chickens.
Finally we broke down and paid for one last night.
It was quite the stir in our house...(how boring are we? LOL)
When I went out to get a shot of it one of my favorite little chickens
was just standing there, I swear she asked me to take her picture!
Maybe she was saying "I am ready for my close up now"
At any rate, usually she hides so I was pleased to see her out.
Also I got this girl but she is WILD I mean WILD
of course they never peck or anything but if you try to hold
this one she flips out flapping and making a fuss.

Another fun event yesterday (which is why I did not craft at all)
We had new furniture come!
It is a HUGE step for us because when we packed up and left Oregon
we had new furniture and everything was set.
We sold everything and moved 3300 miles away.
It has been a long journey but it finally feels like we are getting back to normal
I even dug out and old heavy mirror I am going to paint this week!
Oh and I have my reading corner again *YEA*
I detest the pillows but the couches are ok, we bought
them without knowing the true color because they did not
have a swatch. They are darker than the picture shows but I am
sure I can spruce it up!

That's it for me today, be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY!
~Happy Friday~