Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Tea Bridal Shower Blog Hop April 28 - 29

Welcome to the Royal Tea Bridal Shower Blog Hop

The hop starts with our host Ellen over in the jungle at cardmonkey-business if you have hopped here from Nikki at theglamoroussideofscrapping then you are on the right track. If not then be sure to go back and start with Ellen so you do not miss any of the wonderful projects!

Here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way

Ellen at              cardmonkey-business
Alex at               youhadmeatcraft
Jennifer at        craftycardgallery
Nicolette at       beyondscrapin
Jessica at         customcreationsbyjessica
Stacey at          creatingacraftylife
Holly at             scrappily-everafter
Jacqueline at    madebyjacqueline
Corri at              buglvr
Mandie at          mandiesscrappin
Christel at        onescrappinsista
Nadia at             nadiasbeautifulmess
Theresa at        thescrapbookingqueen
Lori at              avingmine
Michelle at      queenofmycraftroom
Monica at        scraps2treasure
Amanda at s    tellarscraps
Brynn at          flairandfrillscreativity
Nikki at         theglamoroussideofscrapping
Elaine at         expressionsbyelaine  <-------YOU ARE HERE-----
Gina at           ginascraftingspot
Shannon at     purplelionpaper
Lisa at            lisahjulberg
Jen at              jenscraftcorner
Sue at            susanascorner

For this card I used the
Once Upon a Princess cricut cartidge - pg. 61
Teapot cut at 2.25"
The base of the card is 6.5" x 5.5"
The gold paper is DCWV Metallic Stack.
The blue paper is from Hobby Lobby.
The ribbon is from reasonableribbon.
The Harlequin Stamp is from Stampin Up (its dated 2002)
it is embossed with Gold Stampin Up embossing powder.
The teapot is embossed with the Rose cuttlebug folder & popped up with Stampin' Up dimensional's.

Punch under ribbon is Martha Stewart Double Loop Weave Deep Edge Punch

I hope you enjoyed your visit and be sure to follow and leave me a way to contact you in case you win!

Win what you say? 
One lucky commenter will win a pack of Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink 1/2-Ounce 3/Pkg the colors will be from the Farmers Market set (lettuce, eggplant & cranberry)

Your next stop is Gina

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Blog Candy

Visit cardsbykerri for her 2 year blogaversary & a chance to win all these goodies. And while you are there be sure to check out her wonderful works of art:)

Monday, April 25, 2011

More Blog Candy

Visit Esmeralda for a chance to win!

This is only some of it, there is more

Freshly Picked Cartridge Giveaway

Visit Cindy @ Royal Things for a chance to win the Freshly Picked Cartridge

Special Giveaway~Check it out!!!

sherriescraps is having a great giveaway, be sure to check it out!!

Happy 2nd Blogaversary !

Visit Tanya to enter for the chance to win 2 wonderful giveaways!!
I have been a follower of  hers for a while, Tanya's work is amazing!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tax Day Blues Blog Hop Winner

I want to thank everyone for stopping by the Tax Day Blues Blog Hop!
I hope you all enjoyed it, I know I loved being a part of the hop!
And now for the winner.................

Lisa said... 27                   

Both cards are just adorable, Elaine, but I really love the basketball birdie! Your cousin will love it! The papers you chose and your designs are just perfect!
Congratulations Lisa click on the contact me link above and send me your address!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax Day Blues Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tax Day Blues Blog Hop!!! Below is a list of the bloggers participating in the hop, in case you get lost along the way. I am your 5th stop on the hop, if you came from: Tam, nestingpretty  you are on the right track! 
If you are just stopping by and found the hop then be sure to start at the beginning with Angie atuttletime!

1. Angie,  atuttletime
2. Ellen,  cardmonkey-business
3. Tristan,  tristans-time-4-craftin 
4. Tam,  nestingpretty 
5. Elaine,   ExpressionsByElaine   You Are Here 
6. Angelia, angeliaspapercrafts 
7. Belinda, ,beeshiveofdrama
8. Mary, marebearscraps
9. Wendy, gilbyscraftster 
10. Jackie, mybasketofscraps 
11. Jill, thescrapoholic
12. Leah, leahscarddesigns
13. Mary J., maryjaminski

14. Tiffany, mysweetlemonadedreams.
15. Monica, scraps2treasure

A2 size card
3 Birds on Parade - Basketball bird pg. #52 cut at 4.5"
Solid paper is from Michaels pack
Striped paper is DCWV Stack 7
Plaid paper is from my stash
Birthday Wishes stamp is from Papertrey Ink - Mega Mixed Messages set
Star Eyelets are from StampinUp (I have had them a long time)
I used thread to make shoe laces.

This card is for my 18 year old male cousin who plays basketball, I haven't seen him since he
was about 7. I hope he likes it!

Next card (added 4/16)

A2 size card
The stamp is Party Bound cow with Balloons by Penny Black
Momento Tuxedo Black stamp pad
The white paper is from Papertrey Ink 
The designer paper is from DCWV Stack 7
Solid Paper is from Michaels
The Birthday Wishes stamp is from Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Colored with Copic Markers
Bling is from Glamour Glitz Pearls 5mm hot fix but I glued them down with 
scotch quick dry adhesive (these are from hobby lobby)

And we can't forget the candy, I have a ZIG glue pen, ribbon and some other goodies. They will be a surprise!!
Make sure to be a follower and leave a way to get in contact with you if you are the winner!

Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is: Angelia @ angeliaspapercrafts

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Visit Enfys for a chance to win the Graduation Cricut Cartridge!
Also be sure to check out her wonderful creations, she does beautiful work!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tax Day BLUES...Blog Hop

Don't let Tax Day (April 15th) make you blue!  Stop by our cheerfully, BLUE blog hop featuring 14 talented bloggers with fun creations and chances to win some "delicious" blog candy.  The blog hop begins HERE with Angie our host, on Friday April 15th and will continue through the weekend!  I hope you can HOP by! :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Visit  Diana @ DL Art for a chance to win a $15.00 Joann's gift card and a set of four newly created Chick cards made by her!

Link Up Party!

Visit Kristal @ getting cricky for a Link Up Party, if you are looking for new blogs or want more friends to your blog then Link Up!!
Also be sure to check out her work it is wonderful, and you will get some great inspiration!

Click HERE to add the list to your blog

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We Have Winners!!!

First I want to thank all of my followers for posting about my giveaway!! I can't believe how fast I got to 300+,
it is because of all you and your wonderful crafty blogs!! I enjoy looking at everyones wonderful ideas, whether it is cards, layouts, jewelry or other crafts I love it all. I have been crafting since I was a kid and then crafting with my kids and now with all of you! I am so glad I joined in on this blogging thing, it has been so much fun!
I also want to thank you for all your kind words and encouragement, I have gone out of my comfort zone and tried things because of all of you!

 Now on to the winners!!

The winner of the 300 follower giveaway for the cricut cartridge Twinkle Toes is ................................
.............................       Pat @ Pat's Scraps

Thanks to all of you who joined us on April Fools Day for the hop. I had a lot of fun making my card, It was easy but took some time to finish since it was the first time I made one. I also hopped along and had a great time visiting everyone and seeing all the great things they came up with for the theme.

The winner of the April Fools Day Blog Hop for the Glitter Pens is..................................................................
...........................      Darlene @ SIMPLE SOUTHERN BLESSINGS
I will be emailing you shortly!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Visit scrapping mommy for a chance to win this or 2 other prize packages.
Also make sure you check out her work it is awesome!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Indy Mermaid candy

Visit Lisa at indymermaid for a chance at winning
the Luau cartridge. While you are there check out all of her wonderful work:)

Candy & DT call

There is a new challenge blog in town! They will be having bi-weekly challenges, every other Wednesday. Starting Wed. May 4th.

First you have a chance to win some blog candy click HERE to go to divas by design challenge
for your chance to win all this

Second they are looking for 5 new DT members. You need to show 3 of your favorite pieces of work.
So I decided to enter for my chance at the DT. Here are my faves.

 stair step card
 match book card
 A2 card
A2 card

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday Card

I made this for my husbands nephew, he turned 9 today.

Entered in the birthdaysundaes anything goes Challenge #3

CAS Challenge CAS0327

Best of Pixar Cartridge
A2 size card
Mike is cut at 3.5"
i-rock bling
ribbon is from crafty steals
spot paper is SU
solid paper is from Michaels multi-pack

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! If you came here from ajoy2scrap , you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.
For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye.” 

I made a Never Ending Card for a birthday. I found out how to make this on YouTube, just type in never ending card and tons of them will come up. It really is very easy to do, so if you like it you should definitely give it a try.

The designer paper is from StampinUp, it is called "Ice cream parlor"
The solid paper is from Michaels it was a birthday gift.

For the front page I embossed the words "Happy Birthday" using versamark and the "Birthday Bash Sentiments" set from Paper Trey Ink.
On the second page for the "cupcake & celebrate" I used the "Once Upon a Princess" cartridge
 and cut them both at 2.5"
For the third page I used the "Sweet Treats" cartridge and cut the words "ready set blow" out at 2.5"
I then cut them apart to use on the card.
For the candle I cut the flame out at 3" and cut a candle by hand.
For the last page I used the "Sweet Treats" cartridge to cut out "Make a Wish", it was cut at 2.5" then I cut off the "Wish" because it was way to big. Then I re-cut the "Make a Wish" again at 1" so I could use the word "Wish".

1st layer

2nd layer
3rd layer
see the flames
4th layer 
now you don't

Here is a link to see the card in motion, I couldn't get it to load on here
but it loaded on my FB page. Click Here to see it.

I hope you like it, It was a lot of fun to make!
And of course we can't forget the Candy!!
I have Gellyroll Stardust Sparkling Glitter Pens, I love these!
Be a follower and make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner:)

Next in line is VICKI from scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki. What I like about her blog is, she has lots of great layouts. Which is something I really need to start making, I am 24 years behind! lol
If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:

JOY   Our lovely host
ELAINE     You are here

Don't forget!
 If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.