Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winner of the Valentines Day Card blog hop is...........

I want to thank everyone who hopped with us over the weekend!
This was the first time I have been in a hop and all of you made it great:)
I have enjoyed checking out everyones blogs and look forward to stopping back again.

Here is what you have been waiting for the lucky winner is.....


Brenda said...

I am a new follower and I love anything chocolate. Both cards are adorable. Maybe you could check out my blog at http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

Monday, January 24, 2011

Visit Jennifer for your chance at some blog candy!
and some wonderful inspiration.
Entered in:

Cricut Cartridge: Mini Monsters cut at 3.5"
Cricut Cartridge, Create a Critter for the heart cut at .5"
A2 size card
Eyelets from SU, (have had them forever)
Sentiment was printed off my computer with Minya Nouvelle at 24 points
Embossing with cuttlebug  Heart Blocks folder
and googley eyes

Visit Pat Scraps for a chance at some blog candy!!

Visit PatScraps for 100 follower blog candy!!
She has some wonderful inspirations too, so stop by and see her.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentines Day Card Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Valentines Day Card Blog Hop. Hosted by Ellen at CardMonkey!!

Today we are sharing with you cards for Valentines Day!

Be sure and hit all 14 stops & leave comments for some yummy candy!

I made 2 cards to share with you today:)


I printed my sentiment out on the computer using 
Minya Nouvelle True Type. Then I cut it out and used the corner rounder
and a white gel pen.

The truffles were cut at 1" and I found them at freesvgfiles for SCAL, I altered them a bit.


I made this card from the Animal Kingdom booklet pg. 22 and blinged it up a bit.
The cuts were on pages 120 & 121.
Vellum for the fishbowl cut at 3.5"
Fish were cut at 1-1/4"
Seaweed cut at 2"
Words were cut at 1"
The heart is from Create A Critter pg. 64 at .5"

Make sure you are a follower, leave a comment and also tell me what your favorite Valentine treat is. What kind of candy or yummy dessert.

And let me know how I can get in contact with you, so if you win I can let you know. (I will pick with random.org on Monday night and post on Tues. morning)

I do have candy for you but I am not sure what yet,
but it will be good! (one thing so far is a Cuttlebug folder)

Thanks for stopping by today:)

Next you are going to go visit   Angie 

Here is the list in case you get lost or if you just came to my blog and you want
to start at the beginning.

1. Ellen (aka CardMonkey) www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
2. Shawn ( CricutSearch.com!)www.craftychicsblog.blogspot.com
3. Elaine www.expressionsbyelaine.blogspot.com  (you are here)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tacky Tuesdays's Challenge

This is my first time entry for Tacky Tuesday's Challenge

I printed my sentiment out on the computer then used the "Center Point"
button on my cricut and cut a bubble from "Wild Card" pg. 53 @ 6".
The whale is from "Create A Critter" it is cut at 3.5" 
and I stickled the water from his spout.
The heart is cut at .5" and is cut from CAC also pg. 64.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


For this week's challenge we are flaunting the Mini Monster's skull on page 65.
 If you would like to enter our challenge please make a 
NON-Halloween project and if you like we challenge you to
 make something different from what you made last week, 
for example if you made a card last week make a layout, altered item, etc.

The skull is from Mini Monsters & cut at 3"
Ahoy Matey and the pirate bird are from 3 birds on parade cut at 3"
The striped paper is from Oriental Trading and the
solid color papers are from HL,
the blank is for journaling.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Blog Has Attitude Award

I was given this a couple of weeks ago, trying to catch up.

I was so excited when I received my first blog award, it is from Pat at http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/ .
Thank you very much Pat for thinking of me!

Now, for receiving this award, I need to state 3 things that make me different from everyone else, and nominate 5 other bloggers to receive the "My Blog has Attitude Award."
  1. I was diagnosed with Celiac 8 yrs. ago after being sick for 5 years prior to that.
  2. I never knew what a Cricut was until I was flipping the tv stations and seen it on HSN in Nov. 2010 and said "I have to have that, it looks awesome". 
  3. I am a night owl, so if you see a post at 4 a.m. EST it means I haven't been to bed yet! 

Now for the 5 blogger's that I would like to share this with. Because I think their wonderful work should be shared with other bloggers.
  1. Janet @ http://paperhoot.blogspot.com/
  2. Emily @ http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com/
  3. Van (Vung) http://ascrappydream.blogspot.com/
  4. Tilly @ http://elowezil.blogspot.com/
  5. Sarah @ http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/

Now it's your turn to pass the award on (doing the same thing I've done here). You should also display the Blog Award Badge in your sidebar (you can copy and paste it and link it back to me). Congratulations to all of you!!

Valentines Day Card Blog Hop!!

Mark your calendar for this weekends
Valentines Day Card blog hop.

This is my first time being a part of a hop! WooHoo!!
Make sure you follow me so you can stop back for
your chance at winning some candy:)


A2 size card all paper is from HL. Paisley embossing folder,
Lyrical letter cartridge for the "LOVE"
Using the gypsy I welded the letters & cut it at 4.55"
bakers twine from Reasonable Ribbon.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Create A Critter cut at 4.5" , using the gypsy I hid the eyes & mouth and stamped with
PKS stamp, A2 size card, stickle heart and I-rock in corners. 
Pink, Red & Black paper is HL, Blue paper is Bazill. 

Entered in
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                        mypinkstamper.com        ~         My Pink Stampers First Blog Hop

Monday, January 10, 2011

Binding Machine Question

I was thinking about getting a binding machine, but don't know a lot about them. So was hoping all of you could let me know which one you use and what it is you like and don't like about it. And which one is the easiest too use.
Thanks for your help:)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Thanks Yous!

I want to thank all of these wonderful ladies for sharing all of their artistic talent & for all the great giveaways!
I really appreciate it:)  

Thank You Very Much

Laurie @ hiding in my craft room for the great Stampin' Up set. (12/2)

 miislucky for the great Basic Grey Set (12/10)

Jen @ Confessions of a Scrapaholic for the Home Decor cricut cartridge (12/27) (can't wait to use this)

Ellen @ Card Monkey for the dozen handmade flowers (1/3)
(can't wait to see them)

Shawn @Crafty Chics & Cricut Search for the Cricut for Beginners DVD (1/4) (looking forward to using this)

Monday Madness #2--Mini-Medleys

Visit Suz for a chance to win these wonderful items & for some great inspiration!
(let her know I sent you over)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FIF #5 From My Kitchen Martini

This week your challenge is to FLAUNT the martini cut with the From My Kitchen cartridge on page 60.     You can make any type of project you like with this cut, but we CHALLENGE you to make something other than the type of project you made last time, but not required. 

I used 3 different cuttlebug folders 
for the martini glass I used one of the folders from Border Iron Works,
for the yellow layer I used Spots and and Dots
for the brown layer I used Candy Cane Stripe

 The martini glass was cut at 4.5" - A2 size card

The twine is from Really Reasonable Ribbon

I decided to add the olive for a little more color.
For the olive I used the circle they had but trimmed it too look more like an olive.