Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Upcoming Events

Happy Tuesday, Everyone.

I just wanted to share some info with you all. Tomorrow, December 1st, I will be participating in a Christmas Card Blog Hop. This is my first hop ever and so I am quite excited. This hop will include 11 talented ladies and I hope you will join us. There will some giveaways, too, and you won't want to miss out!

Also On December 13 I woould like to invite you to the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl "Deck the Halls" Blog Hop! It is going to be filled with home decor items that you are just not going to want to miss and there are prizes! We all know how much we like prizes! Hope to see you all there.

Fantabulous Cricut


Have a Super, Fabulous Day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Challenge Me Monday #38

Happy Monday, Friends! I hope you all are recovering from eating too much turkey and pumpkin pie! I had a great time with my friends and family.  Can't wait to do it again.

Today's Challenge Me Monday #38 over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to make a project using ribbon and, as always, there needs to be a Cricut cut. Here is my project:
I made this card for my sister-in-law. She was just recently inthe hospital. I think it is just lovely. This is one of my favorite colors to work with.
Here are the details:
Card size ~ 4.25 x 5.5
Paper ~ scraps!
Cricut Cartridge ~ Winter Frolic, tag.
Fiscars punch
Ribbon for flowers and bow. You can find many tutorials on you tube for making these flowers.
Pearls bling
Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots embossing folder
Close to My Heart ~ Delight in Life stamp set. I just used the stems stamp.
Sentiment ~ Fiscars
Foam tape
White gelly roll pen.

Make sure and go over to FCCB to see what all the other Fantabulous designers have to inspire you today. We have great prizes to offer and it is always fun.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Time for Thankfulness

Happy Thanksgiving to all my wonderful crafty friends! I pray that this is a memorable Thanksgiving for you all and that you will remember to count your blessings today. I would like to share a few of mine with you.

First of all I am so thankful for my loving, gracious heavenly Father. He ransomed his Son for my soul and I can never get over what a sacrifice was made for me and all mankind. (John 3:16)

Secondly, I am thankful for a wonderful, loving husband that loves me even when I am not so lovable. He's my best friend and I could not imagine living my life without him. If you're looking, bud, I love you!

Thirdly, I am thankful for my beautiful children. They are each unique in their own special way. My children are not little any more but they are each growing into fine young men and women and for that I am grateful.

Fourth, there are so many other things I could list here but I want you, my followers, to know that I am thankful for you also. You say the most encouraging words and share such wonderful ideas. I have learned so much from you all. Thank you!

I will be out of town the next few days but will be back on Monday with a new FCCB challenge project. See you all then.

~Saundra

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful

Hi Bloggie friends, I made this card for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge over at My Creative Time. This was an "Old School" challenge. Meaning we are not to use our Cricuts! Gasp! It also needs to be a thank you card. I made this card totally from scraps. You may recognize it from my earlier project this week.
The details:
Scraps ~ K&Company Pumpkin Pie paper pack
Martha Stewart Punch
Color Box Ink ~ Chestnut Roan
Sentiment ~ Fiscars
Ribbon
Leaf Button
Hemp

Can you believe I didn't use my gelly roll pen! Something must be terribly wrong! LOL!

Well, it's busy, busy here today with all the Thanksgiving preparations. Gotta get crackin'.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blessed Layout

Good Morning!
Today’s Challenge Me Monday #37 over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to create something for which you are Thankful. I am so pleased to show you my project today. Many of you may have noticed that I am mostly a card maker but when I was told that I needed to make something for which I was thankful I knew right away I would need to feature my family. I feel truly blessed to have them all in my life and I love them dearly. So, I challenged myself and decided to do a layout of my family.

Here ar few close ups:
I have already framed this and will be hanging it in my craft room. I just love it!

Here are the details:
  • Cricut Cartridges ~ Plantin Schoolbook, scallops ~ Create A Critter , pumpkins ~ Simply Charmed, scarecrow ~ Just Because Cards, corn ~ Country Life, banner
  • Patterned Paper ~ K&Company, Pumpkin Pie paper pack
  • Solid Cardstock ~ Mostly Bazzil
  • Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-692 Monster Mash Face Assortment
  • Crinkle Ribbon ~ Acorn (you can purchase it from Kimberly at My Craft Spot)
  • Color Box Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Martha Stewart Gems (I’ve had these for well over a year and finally used them!)
  • Hemp
  • Glue dots and foam tape
  • Alpha stamps (I've had these for years and do not remember their manufacturer)

I think that’s it! I hope you are inspired to make something for which you are thankful and join us in this week’s Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut.

Have a blessed week, Everyone!
 ~Saundra :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gobble!

I received my Action Wobbles yesterday and couldn't wait to use them on a card. I wanted to make a Thanksgiving card for my neice and nephew and thought it would be fun to use with this turkey from Create A Critter. I love the action my turkey has now and I know the children will love it.
I am submitting this in Momo's challenge over at Made By Momo. The challenge is to use a turkey.

Here are the details:
Card size ~ 4.25 x 5.5 folded potrait style
Cricut Cartridge ~ Create A Critter ~ turkey cut at 3.25 inches and Gobble cut at .75
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
Patterned Paper ~ DCWV Autumn Splendor
Action Wobble
White Gelly Roll Pen
Cat's Eye Chalk Ink ~ Chestnut Roan
Gems

Enjoy you Sunday, Everyone!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blog Award

Elsa from Cricut Lvr!! passed on an award to me today. We are on the FCCB DT together and she does wonderful work. Make sure to check out her blog some time. Thank you, Elsa, for this award. I am so honored that you chose my blog.
Now, this award does come with some rules and I have to pay it forward:
  • 1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
  • 2. Share 8 things about yourself
  • 3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
  • 4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

 Here are 8 things about myself:
1. I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for the last 23 years.
2. I got married 2 months after my high school graduation.
3. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior when I was 22 years old and am so happy I did!
4. I had an aunt that is only 2 years older than I. When we were teenages we would buy a box of Suzy Q's and a bag of Cheetos and eat all of it in one sitting. Now, I think that is so gross!
5. I never moved around as a child but when I got married I have moved around the world. (My DH was in the Air Force but is now retired)
6. I am only 4 foot 11 inches tall.
7. I have been so inspired by all you bloggers and am glad to be part of the crafty, blogging world.
8. I LOVE chocolate!
I would like to pass this award to the following:
This was very difficult for there are so many wonderful blogs out there. Thank you again Elsa!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Hello Thursday!

If you haven't heard yet ProvoCraft has just released 8 new cartridges. I am just posting one of my favorite but you can see more at Obsessed with Scrappingbooking. Joy has an awesome giveaway going on so you may want to check out her blog.

This Cricut Lite cartridge is the one that has peaked my interest the most.
I just love all the images on this cartridge. Now don't forget, you can only get Cricut Lite cartridges at Walmart. And, did you know that they are going be $20 on Black Friday?! I keep dropping hints to my family but I don't know if they are listening. LOL!
Any way hop over to Joy's blog and have a look.

Cards By Susie

Happy Thursday!

I don't have a project for you today but don't worry I have been in my craft room creating something that I am so excited to share with you. It is for the FCCB so you won't get to see it until Monday.

When I came up with the name for this blog it was so that my daughters and I could share our creations. At first they were so excited to do this. In fact, it was my daughter, Julia, that had wanted to start the blog. Since then and, to my sadness, they have decided that they really don't want to blog. I kept the name anyway because I still love to scrap with them. :)

Susanna is my 14 year old daughter and she caught the crafting bug this week. I asked her if it was ok to share her cards on my blog and she was ok with it. I think she did a great job. She really doesn't like to use the Cricut for her cards. She is more of a stamper. Without much further ado here are Susie's Cards:
Some of the items used:
  • Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Winter Wishes
  • StampUp! stamps
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
  • Martha Stewart Punches
  • Fiscars border punch
  • Ribbon
  • Brads
  • Glitter
  • Distress Ink
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Wishes

Hello Crafty Friends!

If you would like to see the video tutorial I posted earlier this week click --> Here.

I wanted to share the card I made for the Peachy Keen Stamps Mini Challenge. For this challenge we are to use polka dots, white, and a Peachy Keen face stamp.
This is a close up so you can see the glitter and flocking.
Here are the details:
  • Card size ~ 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Winter Frolic  for the girl and tag shape
  • Cuttlebug ~ Snowflakes embossing folder
  • Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
  • Fun Flock
  • Stickles ~ Christmas Red and Star Dust
  • Gelly Roll Pen
  • Patterned paper ~ My Minds Eye ~ Where the Heart Is
  • Foam tape
  • Sentiment ~ Fiscars
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Feeling Crumby ~ Get Well Card

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Today's Challenge Me Monday #36 over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is Achoo! Create something having to do with being sick. This card was completely inspired by the sentiment.
Here are the details:
  • Card size ~ 4.25 x 5.5 folded Potrait style
  • Cricut Cartridge ~ From My Kitchen
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • DCWV Nana's Kitchen
  • Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ A Pinch and a Dash
  • Martha Stewart Punch
  • Ranger Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
  • Acetate ~ I used for the glass
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Brown Sharpie Marker
  • Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Stop on over to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and see what all the designers are sharing this week and don't forget to play along. There are great prizes to be won!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2-5-7-10 Box Tutorial

Hi Bloggie Friends!
Today I want to share a tutorial that I made for the 2-5-7-10 boxes. I created one for my first design team project and had several fellow crafters ask me how to make the treat box. This is my very first video so please be kind . :-)


Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate all the kind comments from all my wonderful crafting friends. ~Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Snowflake Kisses

Good Morning! Today’s card was designed using the sketch for Peachy Keen Challenge # 40. This is a fun challenge. If you have never participated you should give it a try. Who knows, You may win!

Here are the details:

Card size~ 5.5 x 5.5
Cricut Cartridges ~ Plantin Schoolbook ~ Scallop border, Pooh and Friends ~ Snowflake
Pattern Paper ~ K&Company Peppermint Twist
Glitter paper ~ JoAnn’s open stock
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment
Sentiment ~ Scrappy Moms Stamps Winter Wishes
Stickles ~ Stardust
ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Cuttlebug ~ Snowflakes embossing folder
Glossy Accents
White Gel Pen

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gingerbread Tag

Good Morning, Everyone.


Today I want to share with you a tag I made for Emma’s Throwback Thursday Challenge. The challenge was to use From My Kitchen cartridge and something with food. I decided to use the gingerbread cookie and turn it into a tag.

Here are the details:

Cricut Cartridges ~ From My Kitchen and Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More
Cardstock ~ Recollections
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-532 Simple Sallies
Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Winter Wishes
Cuttlebug ~ Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Studio G ~ White pigment ink
Clear embossing powder ~ I stamped over the white ink and heat embossed the face.
Stickles ~ Stardust
Ribbon
Snowflake brad
Heart brads
Glossy Accents ~ I wanted the hearts to have some shine!
Tag was hand cut
Foam tape

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting, Friends!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #35

Good Morning!
I am so excited to share with you today! This is my first Design Team project for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Today’s Challenge Me Monday is to use a circle and the color green. I decided to make a 2-5-7-10 box. You really don’t need to use your Cricut to make this box but I decided that I wanted to cut out a window in the shape of a circle. A circle punch can be used here but since I don't have many circle punches, out came my Gypsy.
We would love for you to join us at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Pop on over and see what the other design team members have done. You will be inspired! Join us in the challenge this week. There are always great prizes to be won. Hope to see you all there!

Here are the details:

Cricut Cartridges ~ Plantin Schoolbook ~ circle, Home D├ęcor ~ tag and frame
Cardstock ~ Colorbok and My Mind’s Eye Where the heart is
Martha Stewart pigment ink
Acetate ~ I just cut a piece from the packaging of a cartridge.
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Fiscars Punch
Sentiment ~ Fiscars
Velcro fastener
Small adhesive pearls
Foam tape

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Cheery Thank You

I made this thank you with the new Smiley Cards cartridge. This was my first cut. I needed a thank you for someone special and thought this would be cute. It's so cheery, especially since it has been so gray and cloudy here for the last 2 days. Hope my recipient likes it.
I am enter this is in the Creative Scraps Challenge over at Army Wife Learns the Cricut and in Momo's Tuesday challenge. Both challenges require embossing. Of course, I had to use A Peachy Keen face on this cute little flower.

The details:
Smiley Cards Cricut cartridge ~ flower
A Child's Year Cricut cartridge ~ layer
Peach Keen Stamps ~ PK-521 Winter Faces
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders ~ Swiss Dots and D'Vine Swirl
DCWV Cardstock
Glossy Accents
Chalk for cheeks
Buttons
Ribbon
White Gelly Roll Pen

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Christmas Surprise!

I wanted to share this ornament I made for the Peachy Keen Let's Face It Challenge #4. The challenge is to make an ornament using Peachy Keen Faces.
(It's a rainy day here in NC so my pictures are not as bright as I'd like them to be.)
I am also submitting this to My Creative Time with Emma. The Throwback Thursday Challenge is a Christmas theme of our choice. Pink Cricut is also doing a giveaway for some Peachy Keen Stamps and all you have to do is submit a project using Peach Keen Stamps or Post It craft paper.
Here are the details:

Cricut Cartridges ~ Create A Critter ~ wagon and gift, Paper Dolls for Everyday ~ girl, clothing, gift, dog, and I think tree. The tree may have come from Paper Doll Dress Up. I used my Gypsy to weld all the shapes together for the base of my ornament and then I cut out all the layers.
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-754 Critter Faces, PK-532 Simple Sallies (this is one of my new sets I ordered :)
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
White Gelly Roll Pen
Ranger Glossy Accents ~ I used this on the dogs eyes and nose, and on the red ribbon on the gift
Stickles ~ Stardust
Paper ~ various scraps from my scrap bin
Mini Lights ~ Hobby Lobby
Lots of glue dots and pop dots!
Star button from my stash

Thanks for stopping by.
~Saundra :)




Monday, November 1, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

The winner for my Follower Giveaway, 2 sets of Peachy Keen Stamps is #46 ScrapGranny!

ScrapGranny I need you to contact me at luvscrappingtogether (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address. Congratulations!!

Thank you, Everyone for signing up for my giveaway.