Monday, February 28, 2011

Spotlighting My Craft Spot ~ Post #2

Good Morning!

It's Monday so that means is is time for a "Challenge Me Monday" challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. For this week's challenge we are asking that you make some kind of shaped card. There are so many Cricut cartridges that have shaped cards that you can use or it you have a Gypsy or Design Studio you can create your own shaped card. I decided that that I would create my own.

I am also sharing my second card that I made using hand-dyed Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot. We featured My Craft Spot in our "Spotlight Sunday" post over at FCCB. You can check that out -HERE.
I created this shaped card using my Gypsy. I used the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge for this sweet little lamb. I took 2 shadow images at 3.94 inches flipped one vertically and welded them at the head. I then cut out another shadow image so that I could layer that on top so the the fold would be hidden. All other layers were also cut at 3.94.
Here you can see a close up of that adorable face! I used Ranger Glossy Accents on the eyes and nose to give them a little shine and dimension.
I stamped my sentiment on the inside of this cute little card.

Here is what I used to create this card:
Cricut Cartridge ~ Create A Critter - lamb cut at 3.94
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK 757 Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Face Assortment
My Craft Spot ~ Hand-dyed Crinkle Ribbon in Petal Pink
Pink By Design Stamps ~ Country Living
Stampendous Fun Flock ~ Cotton Ball White
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ D'Vine Swirls
Ranger Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Baker's Twine
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens ~ Black and White
Pop dots, Glue dots, and ATG

Did you notice the gorgeous Crinkle ribbon?  If you are interested in purchasing Crinkle Ribbon or Baker's Twine I want to let you know about a special promotion that Kimberly is offering.

With every $25 purchase you will receive FREE one 30 yard spool of Traditional Baker's Twine in the color of your choice. All you need to do is write: FCCB free twine offer with your color choice in the "notes to seller" section at the time of checkout. This special promotion will end March 15th so you will want to hurry! And get this...

Every order recieves FREE shipping no matter how much you spend.

Now go visit My Craft Spot -HERE to see all the scrumptous colors of Crinkle Ribbon and Baker's Twine.

Also take a moment to see all the other wonderful shaped cards my fellow designers have created over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Take the time to join us this week. The prize is a gift certificate to My Craft Spot.

Oh! I wanted to mention that the new design team is being announced today. How exciting!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spotlight My Craft Spot ~ Post #1

Happy Sunday!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. As many of you may already know, I am a designer for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Well, not only am I a designer but I also write the Spotlight Sunday feature for FCCB.

This week's Spotlight Sunday is a spotlight of one of our sponsors: My Craft Spot.

I was given the priviledge of not only spotlighting My Craft Spot but also designing with the beautiful hand-dyed Crinkle Ribbon that can be purchased there. I made 4 projects with the Crinkle Ribbon and I will be showing them to you over the next few days.

For my first project I made a card using Spring Moss Crinkle Ribbon.
I love the elegant look of this card. The crinkle ribbon is beautiful. It definately lends itself to a vintage feel.

Here are the details for this card:
Card measures 4.25 x 5.5
Cricut Cartridges ~ A Child's Year, oval and scalloped oval cut at 4.01 ~ Cindy Loo, flower cut at 2.76 and scalloped border cut at .83
My Craft Spot ~ Spring Moss Crinkle Ribbon
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye
Cardstock ~ DCWV, K&Company Classic K McKenna Mat Pad
Foam tape, Glue Dots, Zig Glue Pen, and ATG

Head on over to Fantabulous Cricut to see the other projects I have created along with a few of my fellow design team members and to read about My Craft Spot and the wonderfully talented Kimberly.

If you are interested in purchasing Crinkle Ribbon or Baker's Twine I want to let you know about a special promotion that Kimberly is offering.

With every $25 purchase you will receive FREE one 30 yard spool of Traditional Baker's Twine in the color of your choice. All you need to do is write: FCCB free twine offer with your color choice in the "notes to seller" section at the time of checkout. This special promotion will end March 15th so you will want to hurry! And get this...

Every order recieves FREE shipping no matter how much you spend.

Now go visit My Craft Spot -HERE to see all the scrumptous colors of Crinkle Ribbon and Baker's Twine.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Look at this!

I just had to share this awesome giveaway over at Creating From the Heart.
Isn't this awesome! There are several other items that go with this giveaway. And don't forget to take a look around. Melissa's creations are beautiful! Here's the link to the giveaway: Creating From The Heart

One Love

Happy Friday, Everyone! I hope you all are doing well and are smiling!

Today is DT day for 40:31 Creations and the theme is Anything Goes! I was looking at my stamps and decided to use one of the stamps from Lauren's "Marriage Quotes" set. After choosing my quote I decided to use it to create a wedding card.
This card measures 4.25" x 5.5"

Here is what I used:
Cricut Cartridge ~ Sweethearts
40:31 Creations ~ "Marriage Quotes" stamps
Cuttlebug ~ Textile and Swiss Dots embossing folders
Cardstock ~ Recollections, Papertrey Ink
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Punch
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Accents
Crystal Stickles
iRock Gems
Pop Dots and ATG

I hope you will stop over at 40:31 Creations to see what the rest of the design team put together for you. Also Lauren should be releasing some new sets of stamps any day now. We, the dt, is excited to see what they are and will preview them as soon as we get them in our hands.

Have a wonderful, crafty day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring Gift Bag

Hello, My Crafty Friends.

Today I have a spring gift bag that I have made for a few challenges. I am definately in the mood for spring and the weather here in NC has been beautiful.
The details:
Cricut Cartridges ~ Plantin Schoolbook for the gift bag, I used my Gypsy and sized it to fit a 8.5 x 11 inch piece of kraft cardstock. Create A Critter for the bee, Simply Charmed for the flowers, Zooballoo for the grass, and Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More for the round tag.
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment and PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment
Sentiment ~ Fiscars
Cuttlebug ~ D'Vine Swirls embossing folder
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Chalk for cheeks
Ribbon ~ Walmart
Thin wire for my bee
Pop dots, glue dots, and ATG
Cardstock ~ Recollections and Colorbok

Here are the challenges that I am submitting this in:
My Creative Time Throwback Thursday ~ Walk in My Garden flowers. I don't have this cartridge so I used Simply Charmed.
Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face It Fridays ~ Spring gift, you must use PK faces on the project.
Celebrate the Occasion ~ Anything Birthday
Scrappy Moms Stamps  Tuesday Challenge ~ Create A Critter
Linda's Creativity Creative Sisters Monday Challenge ~ Embossing

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

From One Chick to Another

Happy Saturday! I hope you plan to enjoy this gorgeous weather. Today I have a really cute card that I made for Scrappy Moms Challenge, Tacky Tuesday Challenge, and Cardz TV. Scrappy Moms and Tacky Tuesday challenges involve using the Simply Charmed cartridge. Tacky Tuesdays challenge is to use these sweet chicks and use the word chick in your sentiment. Cardz TV is a spring challenge. I think this card qualifies.

Here is my card:
I think this turned out so stinkin' cute!

Here is what I used to create this card:
Cricut Cartridges ~ Simply Charmed - chicks, Pooh and Friends - butterfly
Paper ~ Colorbok, DCWV Autumn Splendor, the green with flowers is from my stash
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-754 Critter Faces Set A medium
Fiscars Punch
Ink ~ Memento, Color Box, and Marths Stewart
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen ~ white and black
Sentiment ~ computer generated

Now if you would like to play along you can go to Scrappy Moms HERE and you can get to the Tacky Tuesday Challenge by to to Facebook HERE. Cardz TV can be found HERE.

Enjoy your day and Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Let's Do Coffee!

Hi Everyone! It's me again with post #2 for today. If you missed my earlier post just scroll down.

Today is design team day for 40:31 Creations. Our task was to make a card. I decided to use the Say Anything stamp set for my card. This set has a variety of everyday sayings. You can view this set and all of Lauren's stamps HERE.

Here is what I used to create this card:
Cricut Cartridge ~ From My Kitchen- coffee pot
Cardstock ~ Recollections and DCWV Nana's Kitchen
40:31 Creations ~ Say Anything stamps
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ D'Vine Swirls
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Sukura Gelly Roll Pen
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Brushed Corduroy
Atg, Pop Dots, Glue Dots

Now hop on over to 40:31 Creations to see what my fellow designers have created for you today and make sure to give them a little bloggy love.

Have a great weekend, Everyone!
Happy Crafting!

Forever Young Tag

Yay! It's Friday, Everyone. That means it's time for another challenge over at Flaunt It Fridays. This week's challenge is to flaunt the silhouette on p. 24 of the Forever Young Cartridge. I decided to use this particular cut for a tag.
I am just thrilled with the way this turned out. I was going for a vintage look and this is the first time that I had created this type of flower. Angelica from Handmade By Angelica had recently made a video in which she explains how to create this flower. You can visit her HERE. Thanks Angelica, for the great tutorial. :)

Here is what I used to create this tag:
Cricut Cartridges ~ Forever Young, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More ~ Tag, Birthday Bash ~ scalloped circles (for the flower)
Whimsy Stamps ~ Sentiment
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye and Wild Honey
Fiscars ~ Flouris stamp
Clear embossing powder
Cardstock ~ Recollections and K&Company
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Gems ~ Recollections
Pop dots, Scotch Quick Dry, ATG

Now head on over to Flaunt It Fridays to see how the other designers have flaunted this cut. Then join us in flaunting your stuff. There is a great prize up for grabs and you don't want to miss it.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hi Bloggy Friends and Welcome to my new scrappy friends!

Sorry I  haven't posted in a while. It's been busy! I have something for you all tomorrow, though.

Through, I have chosen the winner of the "Share the Love" Crawl and FIF Paper Doll Hop.

The winner of the 40:31 Creations "New Baby" stamps is #10 Shelly! Congratulations, Shelly! Please e-mail me at so I can get these wonderful stamps out to you.

If I don't hear from Shelly  by Tuesday, Feb. 22 nd. I will chose another winner.

Thank you all for the sweet, sweet comments. I read every one and am just so blessed to have so many crafty friends.

Happy Crafting!
~Saundra :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

You're My Sunshine!

Happy Monday!

It's time for another Challenge Me Monday over at Fatabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week is all about weather. Creat something to do with a season. Well since we are in the dead of winter, I decided I was going to create something sunny!
The details:
Cricut Cartridge ~ Pooh and Friends, I used my Gypsy to hide one of the rings on the layer.
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-547 Cutie Pie Face Assortment
40:31 Creations ~ New Baby stamps
Paper ~ Recollections, DCWV- Autumn Splendor, My Minds Eye- Where the Heart Is
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Fiscars Punch
Martha Stewart Ink
White Gelly Roll Pen
Foam tape, Pop Dots, ATG

I believe this follows the sketch challenge over at Peachy Keen Challenge Blog for Challenge #45. Here is the sketch:

I hope you will take a look at all the wonderful projects that my fellow designers have for you over at Fantabulous Cricut. Then make something of your favorite season and play along with us. There is a fantabulous prise up for grabs!

Have a wonderful Monday.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bundle of Joy Layout

Hi Everyone! It's me again! This is my second post for today. :)

If you are looking for the Fantabulous Cricut "Share the Love" Crawl click HERE.
For the Flaunt It Fridays "Paper Doll" Blog Hop click HERE.

Today is design team day at 40:31 Creations. There are 5 fabulous stamps sets created by Lauren and there will be soon, and I mean very soon, to be released sets on the horizon. These stamps are of high quality and stamp so crisp and clean. I love them.

Our project for today was to make a layout. Now, as many of you know from following my blog, I really don't do layouts. In fact, I have only ever done one before so... this is a struggle for me. I love that I am being stretched creatively. My vision I had at first is nothing like what I ended up creating but all I can say is that I LOVE the end result. 
Isn't this adorable! The picture is of my oldest daughter. She is about to turn 16 in a few weeks. Time sure does fly! Ok, on to the details:

Cricut Cartridges ~ New Arrival, airplane and banner with all the layers, Pooh and Friends, butterfly and layers, Smiley Cards, flowers and all the layers. I hid the faces on these using my Gypsy. Plantin Schoolbook to add a tiny rectangle to the stems of the flowers to make them longer. I welded these together in my Gypsy. Zooballoo for the grass. I also used my Gyspy here to weld 2 pieces together to make it long enough to fit across my 12 x 12 mat.
40:31 Creations ~ New Baby stamps.
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-532 Simple Sallies 1 1/8 and PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
White and Black Gelly Roll Pens for doodling.
White pigment ink ~ I used this to sponge on my background to give the look of clouds. It's very subtle.
Foam tape and ATG

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you visit 40:31 Creations to see what my fellow designers have created today. You will not be disappointed. You can check out Lauren's stamps HERE.

Happy Crafting!

I will be submitting this for The Pink Stamper challenge because it makes me smile! :)

We Go Together ~ FIF "Paper Doll" Blog Hop

If you are looking for Fantabulous Cricut "Share the Love" Crawl click HERE.

Happy Friday! Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together and the Flaunt It Fridays “Paper Doll” Blog Hop! We are Flaunting the Raggedy Ann and Andy cut on the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. If you just happened upon my blog then you will want to start from the beginning HERE. If you came from the talented Denise at Lala’s World then you are in the right place.
For my first project I decided to make a card.

Here are the details:
Cricut cartridges ~ Paper Doll Dress Up ( dolls and all the layers ) and A Child’s Year ( scalloped tag ) I welded 2 tags together to make my card base using my Gypsy.
40:31 Creations ~ Love stamps
White and black gel pens
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Glue dots and ATG

For my second project I used the lollipop that is found on the same page as Andy. I decorated a small brown sack that could be filled with some kind of sweet treat.
A close up of the lollipop!
Here are the details:
Cricut Cartridges ~ Paper Doll Dress Up ( lollipop, cut 2 times ) and A Child’s Year ( scalloped tag )
40:31 Creations ~ New Baby stamps
Prisma Colored Pencils ~ I colored the lollipop in with different colored pencils and then blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits.
Crystal Stickles ~ cover the top of the lollipop and let it dry.
Ranger Glossy Accents ~ when the stickles were dry I covered the top to the lollipop and had to let this dry for several hours. Then I was able to assemble everything
Ribbon ~ Walmart
Foam tape, Pop Dots, ATG

Now what would a blog hop be without a little blog candy? Today I am offering you a chance to win the New Baby stamp set from 40:31 Creations.

1. Become a follower if you aren’t already.
2. Leave a comment.

Want more chances?

3. “Like” my Facebook page HERE and come back and leave another comment.
4. Leave a comment on THIS POST for yet another chance.

You have until Sunday, Feb. 13th midnight to comment. I chose a winner on Tuesday, Feb. 15th.

Now don’t stop yet.You need to leave a comment on every stop along the way to be eligible for the Grand Prize! Peachy Keen's Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment is up for grabs but you must leave a comment at every stop to win. So, head on over to see the wonderfully talented Vivi at Vivi en Papal to see what she created for your inspiration today.

Then create something and link it at Flaunt It Fridays for your chance to win a fabulous prize.

Thanks for hopping!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Kiss Me" Treat Bags

If you are looking for the "Share the Love" Cricut Crawl click HERE.

Hi Everyone! This is just a quick post to share a super quick treat bag I put together. I couldn't resist the little frog from the Sweethearts cartridge and wanted to use him with this sentiment fom 40:31 Creations Love stamp set.
A little close up for ya!
I did a little inking and added some googly eyes. These were the smallest I had. I really wanted to use 2 different sizes but the next size I had were too big.

Hope you all have a great day! Happy Crafting!

Challenge I'm adding this to:
Crafting with Cristina ~ Challenge #16 Valentine's Day Project

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Share the Love" Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together and the fourth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

Valentine's Day is in a week and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to Share the Love! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Valentine-themed project that includes the word LOVE somewhere on it.

If you've come from visiting the super talented Robin at Robin’s Creative Cottage, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Share the Love" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?

For my project I created a banner. I have been wanting to make a banner for quite a while and I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

To make this banner I used the following:
Chipboard i.e. cereal boxes
Cricut Cartriges ~ Birithday Bash, background ~ Country Life, letters, this cartridge doesnt have a shadow feature for the letters so I just off set my letters to give it a shadow effect ~ Sweethearts, cupid and layers
Valentine Buttons
40:31 Creations ~ Love stamps
Patterned cardstock ~ Paper Studio
Colorbox Pigment Ink ~ cranberry
Foam tape, Pop Dots, Atg

Now a blog hope is never complete without some type of blog candy, right? Today I am giving away a set of stamps from 40:31 Creations titled New Baby.

These stamps are of high quality and stamp beautifully.

To win these stamps all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Be a follower. If you are not a follower become ona dn leave another comment telling me that you did.
Want more chances?

“Like” Me on Facebook Here and come back and leave a comment telling me you did.

Friday I will be in another blog hop and you can comment there for even more chances to win! How does that sound? I will post the winner Next Tuesday so you have plenty of time to get through this hop and Friday's hop.

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Share the Love projects! Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and the word Love!

Next stop is the wonderfully talented Sharon at Lady Bug Designs. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!

Challenges I'm adding this to:
Paper Playtime  ~ Cupid or hearts
More Than Favors ~ "Wacky Wednesday" Challenge #25 Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Always & Forever

Happy Saturday, my Crafty Friends!

I feel like I have been away forever. It's been a busy week. I have been crafting but it has been design team stuff so you will have to wait to see that. :)

This morning I finally got around to doing the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #44 with a Twist! The twist is that the project needs to be monochromatic. Here is what I designed.
This card is 5 x 5 inches.
Here is what I used:
Cardstock ~ Recollections and DCWV
Cricut Cartridge ~ Sweethearts, cupid and all his layers and I designed a heart border on my Gypsyusing hearts found on this cartridge.
40:31 Creations ~ Love stamps
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany
Cuttlebug ~ Heart Blocks embossing folder
White Gelly Roll Pen
Foam Tape, Zig, and ATG

It's been raining like crazy here so lighting is not that great for taking pictures. Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

You Complete Me

 Hi Crafty Friends!

This is my first official design team post for 40:31 Creations! I am super excited to share my card with you.
I am so pleased with this card. This card is 4.25 x 5.5.
Here is what is I used:
Cricut Cartridge ~ My Community, puzzle pieces ~ Twinkle Toes, label
40:31 Creations ~ Love stamps
Chipboard ie. cereal boxes ~ I wanted to puzzle pieces to really look like puzzle pieces ao I cute them out 3 times, twice out of cereal boxes and once out of my patterned paper then layered them all together.
Cardstock ~ Recollections and DCWV open stock
Cuttlebug ~ Heart Blocks embossing forlder
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Paper Rose
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany
Glue Dots, Foam tape, ATG

I love these stamps from 40:31 Creations. They are very high queality and stamps crisp and clean. Lauren has several sets available. Go on over to 40:31 Creations and check out all the wonderful inspiration from the design team and see all of the stamps. You will not be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Crafting!!