Friday, November 30, 2012

~I Am SO Crazy....Smitten~

Good morning and happy Friday thank goodness!!!!

I have a fun little project to share today using the brand new 

How adorable is this set??!!
I decided to make it look like the penguin was shaken in the snow
globe just because it made me giggle. 
Here is the full set and it is a good time. 
Here are the rest of the girls who are sharing today and
come back tomorrow for another fun card with a special technique!

  • Ashley Harris
  • Becky Oehlers
  • Vera Yates
  • Latisha Yoast
  • AJ Otto
  • Avocado Arts

  • Photobucket

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    ~Chocolate...Better Than Sex?? Humor In Crafting~

    Good morning, Ok Ok I know I SHOULD be crafting
    Christmas cards right? But I'm NOT. haha

    I needed to escape these boys of mine for a few minutes last night
    so I snuck into my craft room after spending the day baking and 
    used my new Viva Las VegaStamps to create this fun card. 
     I am always needing a fun girlfriend card, so why not right?
    I love how sassy it is...and I know the perfect recipient as well. 
    I figure it's a good break from painting the living-room and 
    running around. :) 
    So happy Thursday my friends, I hope you had a giggle today~


    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    ~Acrylic Fun In The Snow~

    Happy Tuesday my friends, 

    Well yesterday was an eventful day, I went to the beauty parlor
    (yes I know I sound 60...just shut it LOL)...and got my hair chopped off. 
    A good 5" for winter. Its a fun do, and we also went to buy some paint for the
    livingroom!! Very excited to be painting my livingroom. 

    This is one of the last two cards for this class of 8. 
    Just thought I would share with y'all. 
    I have really enjoyed making these holiday cards. 
    I love using acrylic. 
    I had a similar one published last year. 
    All fun times~

    I guess I better get cracking on these cards since I need about
    30 more in the next week for Christmas card mailing. 

    I also wanted to share my stash clean out in my craft room.
    If you are interested in anything please just holler at me! :) 
     These All In One Cuttlebug systems I am selling the entire
    kit for 50.00 plus shipping it is new except the one plate I used it twice
    and it retails at 100.00 for all so it's a good deal! :) 
    Ok I am off to finish these classes and fix this hair! 

    Happy Tuesday and Happy Holidays!~

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    ~*GIVEAWAY ALERT* Happy Bugs & Embossing w/ VLVS!~

    Good morning my friends and happy Cyber Monday! :) 

    I spent the holiday weekend with the family and had a beautiful
    time, relaxing and enjoying the kids and friends. 
    **Giveaway below**

    I also managed to sneak away and craft quite a bit. 
    Happy Bugs contacted me last week and asked me if I wanted
    to do an honest review on their Static Free bags.
    I thought I would try it but really didn't understand the premise
    UNTIL I tried it! :) 
    I decided to get out my new Viva Las VegaStamps plate 1302 and 
    try heat embossing. I figure that is pretty much an ultimate test. 
    Look how clean and clear my image came out even with the embossing.
    I wanted to make some home decor for Christmas, so I went with a canvas.
    I had never tried heat embossing canvas before but it was a fun time.
    I LOVE the texture for sure! 
    But where the Happy Bugs came in was the paper stamped image.
    I tried it with and without the powder and it was noticeably crisper with the 
    Happy Bugs pouch. Both images were clean and crisp BUT the embossing 
    powder really stuck around on the paper without the Happy Bugs
    and even though it was clear it definitely was not as crisp.
     Here you can see every letter, and the window streaks too! :) 
    For embossing that's pretty cool. 
     Anyways I am super stoked about my cool new project!
    Very happy with the Happy Bugs pouch.

    And they sent me TWO so I can give one away...
    that's the super awesome part of the day. 
    I will throw in a goody in the bag as well if you win. 

    If you want to buy one of your own they are on sale Cyber Monday ONLY
    for 2.99!!! CRAZY reduced price right here

    But also please enter to WIN right here!!!!
    Just leave a comment for your chance to win and YES I am
    throwing in a prize of my own worth 10.00. 
    Just for the holidays and because I love my fans. 

    If you share this post on your FB or Twitter and let me know 
    I will enter your name twice. Happy Holidays and thank you for 
    your amazing friendships and following~

    Momenta paper and Metals
    Joanns Ribbon

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

    ~25 Day Until Christmas Cookie Sheet Project!~

    Good morning and happy Sunday my friends, 

    All week this last week Viva Las VegaStamps has used their
    December Daily Plate 1430 to host a giveaway (each day) and 
    inspiration project each day, this one is mine! :) 

    I used RED ink and the December Daily Plate to create this
    countdown to Christmas Magnetic Cookie Sheet. 
    Funny story, I actually bought one of these kits about 4 years ago
    well...maybe 3, I don't know. But I bought it at Treasured Scrapbooking.
    I was not a fan of the actual kit but I wanted the magnets and cookie
    sheet so I could create my own. 
    The shop has long since shut down and the cookie sheet and magnets sat 
    in my room for years, until they asked me to do a December Daily project!
    I knew everyone would make these amazing vintage artsy creations
    so I decided to make a more bright crazy style with a pop feel to it
    just for fun! I painted the cookie sheet with "Almond" paint. 
    I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out what felt like 100 circles! LOL
    It was actually only like 36 (I needed extra just in case).
    I used Jillibean Soup papers, Then I hand embellished each one
    by stamping the numbers in RED, then hand cutting them out and 
    popping them up on the circle and adding Pink Paislee
    dite cut embellishments. It took 1 pack of Pink Paislee die cuts, and
    2 sheets of Jillibean Soup paper for the entire project. 
    And about 6 hours to make because I kept leaving and coming back to it. 
    After I finished each circle I added a magnet to the back. 
    (That tore my  nails to bits! Peeling off the sticker paper on those)
    And I added some tulle and the title on the bottom using
    the same alphabet stickers from the Jillibean soup papers. 
    It was a fun project to create and I gave it to a friend. :)

    Anyways don't forget to ENTER to win a plate for yourself!!
    And see other beautiful projects- they are so amazing~


    Friday, November 23, 2012

    ~**Prizes**Christmas Ornament Sun Catcher- All Things Altered Blog Hop~

    Good morning and welcome to the last stop on the 
    All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop.

    My project is a versatile project- it could be a long ornament
    OR a winter window sun-catcher! :) 
    I took a Clear Scraps Tree mini album, I coated the edges in Piccolo
    Enamel powder and heat set it. Creating a little bit of crinkling on the trees. 
     Then I used Clearsnap glitter to create a snowy feel.  
     After that I punched holes in the button and threaded them with gold ribbon.
    And placed the Momenta Metals snowflakes on each side. 
    (This is two sided) 
    Then I threaded a Connie Crystal sun-catcher at the bottom. 
     I love the end project, I am so making more this week!
    There are plenty of prizes along the way you do not want to miss any of this hop!

    Since I am the LAST chickita on the blog hop you can go
     back to the beginning right here

    And if you missed the last one just head back to here

    Have fun and happy Black Friday!!!!


    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    ~Embossing W/ Enamel Powders & Stamps~

    Good morning and happy day before Thanksgiving!

    I know you all are probably running around crazy busy, today
    is my baking day. Most of my close friends left town for Thanksgiving
    but a few stragglers stayed, and we will be spending the day together. 

    I am in charge of the pies! :) Anyways...on to the crafts right?

    I created this card using Momenta papers (I love their new lines) and
    to add the copper colors. And I used Avocado Arts stamps to create the 
    trees, then I used the enamel powder on them to make it really special. 
    I love the whole look, if I had enough paper I would make all my Christmas
    cards just like these! I also used a White Pearl Pen to create the snow~
    I had a fun time with this should totally try the enamel powders! :) 

    Ok off to bake my friends...
    I will be taking tomorrow off but coming back with a special project
    on Friday for a special BLOG HOP! 
    Plenty of prizes to so please come back if you have a chance.
    Happy Wednesday. 

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    ~Free Printables & Giveaway!~

    Hey my crafty friends!

    Have you entered the Jinger Adams FREE BANNER Link Party yet? 

    Jinger is giving away printables, I used them to create this card. 
    Perfect and easy to do. I love easy (don't we all). 
    I used my handy dandy card-stock and Twinery Twine plus a vintage  button. 
    Be sure to print yours and enter right here!
    Ok I am off to create today~ :) 
    Oh and before I forget!!!
    Clear Scraps is having a HUGE SALE!
    You need one of these new Recipe Stands! :) 

    We are so thankful for you that we have put together a super 
    BLACK FRIDAY coupon code just for you. 
    Now save 25% off all your favorite Clear Scraps retails products. 
    This is for a limited time only, so don't miss this chance to save big! 
    Please use code THANKFUL25 at the checkout. 
    Offer exp 11/30/12 
    Go to and start saving now!

    Happy Tuesday my friends. 


    Monday, November 19, 2012

    ~Grateful For You- Shaped Card Class~

    Good morning my crafty friends, 

    I have been quiet lately because I am struggling with my back lately, but things
    are getting a little better so bear with me :) 

    We are in week 3 of my HOLIDAY CARD CLASS at Mu Creative Classroom
    and this is just one of the 8 cards we are  making, I thought I would share today.

    There is still time to sign up. 
    For this one I used Avocado Arts Stamps and the Scraptastic Kit Club Kit. 
    I love doing these classes and since it's online it's easy to just print and
    watch the videos at your own leisure. (my favorite part). 
     Also the holiday layout class begins this week and you can totally sign up!
     Ok shameless self promotion over today! :) 

    Hope you all have a wonderful holiday week! 
    I know we will be busy baking
    and enjoying the family for sure!
    Happy Monday my friends~


    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    **GIVEAWAY ALERT** Stamps And Warm Fireplaces~

    Warm Winter all my crafty friends today! :) 
    I am not sure how I feel about them or this card, but I do feel fuzzy and warm
    like I just drank butterscotch schnapps when I look at it...
    so it cant be too bad right?? :) 

    And yes, I am playing with my Avocado Arts stamps again people!
    **shhh** and glitter...don't tell hubby he is sick of glitter work boots.
    Scraptastic Club Kit and micro beaded the heck out of the card!
    I love these stamps! I think clearly I have fireplace issues and am addicted.

    Avocado Arts has a very FUN random giveaway today...they will
    go to each of our blogs and pick random winners from the 
    COMMENTS on our blogs! 
    You have a chance to win if you comment and even more
    chances to win if you comment on every blog! 
    These are awesome stamp sets!

    Anyways how awesome is the giveaway??!!
     Here is a close up of the micro beads I used. They are literally everywhere! LOL
    But I had fun so who cares, life is messy right?

    Now head off to the rest of the amazing gals for a chance to WIN!