Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog Hop Tomorrow!


Reminder
Join me & 24 other blogs tomorrow for the April Fools Day Blog Hop!!

SVG's

Some of you may already know about this blog, but I just found it.
She has lots of great SVG's like the Flintstones, Jetsons, Disney, Despicable Me and tons more!
Go over and check it out if you are looking for SVG's

Click mardenz to get to her blog!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Visit cafexpressions for some wonderful inspiration and some delicious candy!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WOW!! I just don't know what to say!!
I have received several awards from such wonderful ladies!!

Thank you all so much for thinking of me!!
I so very much appreciate these awards, I am just beside myself!

I will add to all of this, but wanted to start by thanking these ladies for the awards, so everyone can go and check out their wonderful blogs and see all their great work while I get this all in order.

First is the Versatile Blogger Award

From:
Kim at snippetsoflife-kim
Lisa at indymermaid
Pat at patsscraps


The iRock Award

From:

Jennie at cricutmania






The Liebster Award

From:

Angela at angelascrafty
Visit brenscraps for a chance at blog candy

Friday, March 18, 2011

My sisters birthday card

I made this tri-fold shutter card for my sisters birthday, it is on Monday. We were born 14 years and 3 days apart. I am the oldest and we both love purple.

solid paper is from hobby lobby
design paper is from oriental trading
butterfly punch is MS, and I used SU pearl ex on it.
daisy is from MS
sentiment is from SU "so happy for you" set
grosgrain ribbon
dimensional bling from WM (Jolee)



I am entering this in the 

 CREATIVE SISTERS MONDAY CHALLENGE #3 - THINK SPRING!!!

SU Punch Bunch Owl Card

I got the "Punch Bunch" stamp set free with my $50 order (good til the end of the month) from Stampin Up.
I have been dying to use this little owl, I think he is so cute. The orange & flowered paper was also a freebie with a $50 order it is called "Ice Cream Parlor"
The pink paper on the second card was from Oriental Trading, the solid paper is from Hobby Lobby.
I made up the sentiment, been dying to use this sentiment with a owl. It was printed from my computer using Minya Nouvelle at 32 pt. the second one was 28 pt.
The blue ribbon is from Oriental Trading & the brown ribbon is from Crafty Steals.
The first card was stamped using Stampin' Up ink pad "More Mustard" the second one was "Garden Green".



Entering in

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cricut Sampler Cartridge Giveaway

Visit jk-littlebitofbling & vote for her hubby to win the fitness challenge.
Then enter for a chance to win the Cricut Sampler Cartridge!

There is 3 wonderful giveaways over at angelwoodcrafts. Angela and her 2 daughters 12 & 8 have done some wonderful work. Go check it out and while you are there sign up to win some goodies!

Also there are a lot of other wonderful giveaways going on. Check out my left side bar,
they are listed by date and # of followers:)
Good Luck

This is just one of the three giveaways!

Monday, March 14, 2011

ABC Challenge

I made this card for my nieces birthday using the Rock Princess cartridge & my gypsy & cut at 5.5".
I am also entering it into the abc dt challenge
Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture before giving it away, so I had my sister take a picture and send it to me. All she had was her phone so it is a little blurry.

Birthday Badge

I made this for my niece to wear at her birthday party.  I used the MS score board, 2- 12" X 2" sheets of card stock & scoring every 1/2"  then glued them together to make the rosette.
I got the ribbon on ebay at trishadr
I am entering this in kleirrskreation for national craft month blog candy.




Visit kleirrskreation for National Craft Month Blog Candies,
this is only one picture. She is giving away 2 different piles of goodies for 2 winners!
Go over and check it out!



Friday, March 11, 2011

Name Banner

I made this banner for my niece for her birthday.
I used the Twinkle Toes cartridge for the shape cut out @ 6" for layer 1 & shift for layer 2
for the 3rd layer I used the shift button @ 5.5"
and Storybook for the letter cut outs @ 4"
The polka dot paper is DCWV - KIDS pack,
the ribbon is from Joann.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway Time!!



Since this month is my birthday & I want to get to 300 followers I decided to do a giveaway!! Since this is such a special occasion I thought I would giveaway the Twinkle Toes cricut cartridge!!

You have up to 2 (+ 1 extra for the next 0 days, see #3 below) chances for entry (must do 1 &2)

1. Become a follower, if you are not already, and leave me a comment telling me you are, including a way to contact you.
AND 
2. Share a link to this giveaway in a post on your blog and in the sidebar of your blog and leave me a comment, including your blog url.



Optional
For a 3rd chance entry you have 0 days (ends 3/16)
3. Use me as a referral for the post below this one (or click Here) and leave me a comment on this post saying you did!
Leave a separate comment for each one you do and make sure I have a way to contact you.


That's all, super easy This will go until I get to 300 followers or the end of the month that I hit 300!

Chance to win a cricut cartridge

Ok, my computer is back up and running!! Thanks to my wonderful son!
 So I fixed the links and added the picture





Visit Here
And tell them ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com sent you! There will be 2 winners, the one who is picked & the one who referred them!
This is definitely a cartridge I have been wanting!
Go now and enter it ends on March 17th.
Good Luck!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CH# 14 - TWINKLE TOES



I made this card for Mother's Day. I do not have a sentiment stamp yet and my computer is waiting for a new motherboard so I couldn't print one. So it is blank for now:(

I am entering this in the Flaunt it Fridays challenge (info below).
Also entered in papercraftstar




Twinkle Toes Cartridge
A2 size card
Swiss dots embossing folder
MS punch
Patterned paper is from Oriental Trading
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Green stitching with glitter pen

CH# 14 - TWINKLE TOES

For this week's challenge we are asking you to make something with the TWINKLE TOES cartridge and the cut choice this week is ANYTHING GOES just as long as you use Twinkle Toes . You can create anything you want and for an extra challenge try to challenge yourself to create something different from last week's project. If you do not own this cart feel free to use any similar cut from any cartridge, you have two week's to enter the challenge.



Monday, March 7, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Blog Candy

Click HERE to visit Birthday Sundaes blog for your chance to win!

A little about the new challenge blog:
Birthday Sundaes is a weekly challenge blog beginning March 20, 2011.  The goal of Birthday Sundaes is to build up those birthday card stashes!  I just love to make birthday cards and hope you do too! Types of challenges Birthday Sundaes will be hosting are color, supply, recipe, inspiration & technique challenges incorporated into birthday themed cards.
Visit sunflowers-dragonfliesfor a chance to win!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Birthday Cards

I needed a birthday card for my nephew so I made one from the CARS cartridge since my nephew loves cars so much (my family is in the transmission business so we have grown up around cars). Then late last night my sister tells me she needs to get a card. So I say "I will make one for you" so I was up until 4:30 a.m. making one for her, and I like the one I made for her better than the one I made for me. lol




A2 size card
striped paper is from Oriental Trading
Martha Stewart (dot bumpy sticker)
Cars cartridge 2.75"
The car is popped out using foam squares from Oriental Trading
Birthday Ribbon is MS
I used sparkly pens for the wheel rims, parking lights & side of car
Brads for the eyes



Entered in the abcdtchallenge


I originally cut this card for the Motions & Folds Hop but wasn't sure how to decorate it, so I put it away. Then last night when I was trying to decide on a card to make for my sister to give to our nephew, as I was looking through all my cartridges for the perfect design, then it hit me I knew exactly what I wanted to do. And this is what I came up with.

A2 size stair card
Sweet Treats cartridge
Birthday Wishes stamp- Papertrey Ink set - Mega Mixed Messages Vol.3 #10
The #'s (1 and 3) are cut at 4", I-rock for the bling and glitter glue for the flame
the little blingy things said they were for ironing on clothes but I thought I would try them with
the I-rock- they worked just fine.
The hat and "make a wish" were cut at 2" and the noise maker was cut at 1.75",
I used a glitter pen on the curly q's.
All of the items are popped out using foam squares from Oriental Trading

This was a lot of fun to make once I decided how to decorate it. lol