Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We have winners!



I want to thank everyone who stopped by our hop over the weekend and I am looking forward to checking out all the new followers blogs!!


We had some great stops with wonderful projects! Weren't they fantastic? I love all the inspiration these ladies have shared!
I had such a great time hopping & putting this hop together with so many wonderful ladies, I am looking forward too doing it again soon!


Now for the winners........


The winner of the Cuttlebug folders & MS pingment ink pads is...


Sunshine HoneyBee @ createdbysunshinehoneybee




The winner of the Cricut Songbird Cartridge is....


#7 Jen @ jenscraftcorner


Send me an email with your info, you can use my "contact me" button above.


Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas in July blog hop day 3

Welcome to the "Christmas in July" blog hop day 3

If you missed day one click HERE
If you missed day two click HERE







For this card I used:

A2 size card
Cricut cartridge Winter Frolic cut at 3.5"
Solid paper is recollections
Green paper on elf is from DCWV "Jolly Holiday" Scrapbook kit from Joann.com
Blue background paper is from DCWV "Holiday Collection, The Christmas Stack" Joann.com
Stardust stickles on hat
White flocking powder on hat
Presents were cut from out of a page from the  DCWV "Jolly Holiday, scrapbook kit"
Buttons for wheels & button brads on the suspenders are from "Close to My Heart"
Sentiment from PTI " Signature Christmas"
Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder


Also leave a comment for blog candy!



Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way.
Not everyone has done all 3 days.

Elaine @ ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com  <--------You are here

Jessica @ Jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com <---------Your next stop



Be sure to come back after visiting all the blogs and leave your name in the Inlinkz.
I am giving away the cricut "Songbird" Cartridge or I have an alternate prize if you
already have the cartridge or do not want this one.

You do not have to have a blog to enter.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!!




Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the "Christmas in July" blog hop day 2

If you would like to go to day 1 of  the hop
Click here



For this card I used

A2 size card
Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge pg. 37 cut at 2.5"
Solid color paper is from Recollections
Paper for owl is from SU "Autumn Tradition"
Plaid paper is from stash
Stickles for hat "diamond"
Sentiment is from PTI  "Signature Christmas"
Cuttlebug folder "candy cane"
Greeen grosgrain ribbon








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

Elaine @ ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com  <--------You are here

Jessica @ Jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com <---------Your next stop



Be sure to come back after visiting all the blogs and leave your name in the Inlinkz.
I am giving away the cricut "Songbird" Cartridge or I have an alternate prize if you
already have the cartridge or do not want this one.

You do not have to have a blog to enter.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!!




Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Christmas in July" blog hop!!



I decided to do this hop because of a fun little Island called "Put In Bay"
every year at this time they have a "Christmas in July" party. The shops, bars & boaters decorate for Christmas. It can be quite crazy in the evenings there, but it is a lot of fun. There is also plenty to do during the day for kids & adults. So If you get a chance to go to Put In Bay you should do it, you will be glad you did.

We have a great line-up for you this weekend, we have 15 awesome stops. Be sure and leave some love for everyone because we will have a Grand Prize giveaway for those who follow & stop at every blog. After you visit everyone come back here and enter your name in the Inlikz. You have all weekend to do it. I will pick a winner Wednesday for the Grand Prize.

Grab a yummy drink & snack and start hopping!


Today I have an ornament card

A2 size card
Cricut cartridge "Winter Frolic" pg. 64, cut at 4.5"
Red  & Green paper is recollections from Michaels
Merry Christmas paper is from The paper studio "Vintage Christmas" from Hobby Lobby
The silver paper is from DCWV "Shimmer Stack"
White ribbon
Bling is a generic brand for clothes that I attached using the i-rock.

The ornament can be decorated many ways, I hope you like what I have done.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for another card.


Oh yes, I also have candy!
Two Cuttlebug Christmas folders & Martha Stewart pigment ink pads.
Leave a comment and a way to contact you if you are the winner!




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

Elaine @ ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com  <--------You are here

Jessica @ Jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com <---------Your next stop
Georgiana @ Carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com
Candace @  scrappin2littleprincesses



Be sure to come back after visiting all the blogs and leave your name in the Inlinkz.
I am giving away the cricut "Songbird" Cartridge or I have an alternate prize if you
already have the cartridge or do not want this one.

You do not have to have a blog to enter.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!!




Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop Tomorrow

Be sure to stop by for our "Christmas in July" blog hop starting tomorrow!!
We will have some great Christmas ideas to share with you!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Simple Little Boy Cards

For these cards I used the B is for Boy lite cartridge. This was the first time using this cartridge & it was super easy to use. I kept them cute & simple, but I still need to find a sentiment for them.




The star & second ring is yellow but I don't know what happened
to the color. 




I have entered the sail boat in
 E.A.D. Design Color Challenge #14
and
patchesofpink link up party


Cricut lite B is for Boy Cartridge each one Cut at 3.25
Card measures 4.25 x 4.25
Eyelets are from Stampin Up (old)
Paper is from stash (recollections & HL)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thank you cards

Since I didn't get to go to the lake as planned this weekend, I had some time to craft. All the laundry, dishes & house was all clean, so I didn't have to do anything else. I didn't even have to make dinner since we have all the food we were going to eat on the boat. Free time for me!!

I have been wanting to use the Preserves cartridge for some time now so I decided to make some "thank you" cards with them.

I am entering these in the scrappymoms-stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Preserves
and
Sumply Sunday "Food for thought" at gettingcricky with KAndrews





A2 size cards
Preserves cricut cartridge cut at 3.75"
Solid paper from stash
Gingham paper from DCWV "Nanas Kitchen Stack"
Buttons from Oriental trading co.
Grosgrain blue ribbon
White gel pen
"thanks so much" stamp from PTI  "mega mixed messages" set
"Swiss dots" cuttlebug folder

Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Pink Stamper DT call







If you haven't already heard the news, Robyn at mypinkstamper has openings for the upcoming 2011 2 Term My Pink Stamper Design Team!  All you need to do is add a project for this challenge by next Wednesday, July 20 11:59 pm CST.  She will be choosing a handful of you to serve 6 months on her upcoming team!  Here are some of the requirements....

*You will need to have a blog that you regularly post on for at least 3 months.
*You cannot already be serving on a DT that has product that is a conflict of interest (most DTs are just fine as long as they do not sell product that is similar to My Pink Stamper Original Cricut Stamps idea)
*Your project must be made just for this challenge
*Post a pic on your blog with a full recipe along with what the challenge is about
*This needs to be a new project that you make just for this challenge
*Only one entry per person, please
*You do not need to be a professional but you must have a love for the craft!  :)

Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......

Orange
Turquoise 
Green
Brown
(other optional color of your choice) I chose pink

Here is my entry









A2 size card
Kate's ABC's cartridge pg. 33
Cut at 2.75"
Paper is from stash
MS punch
Green grosgrain ribbon 
"Hello" stamp is from PTI "mega mixed messages"

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog Hop in 1 week!

Mark your calendar for our "Christmas in July" blog hop!
We have a great line-up for you!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!

Lisa at indymermaid is having a 500 follower giveaway!!
Visit and be sure to check out her work while you are there because it truly is wonderful and you will not want to miss out on the inspiration she has to share.
Congrats Lisa on 500 followers!!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Free Salad Coupon

Visit http://www.vocalpoint.com/FreshSavings
to request a free Fresh Express bagged salad (while quantities last)

Do you need some toys?

update- they are all gone now


There is one day left to get $30 of hasbro toys for $15.
Go to groupon and click on Tampa Bay area, then look on the right side, second one down and you will find this offer.


Here is a great one for the summer heat:
SuperSoaker Quick Blasts on sale for $5 each. $15 + $13 shipping and the voucher covers it all. You can't beat that!

Free Digi Entry

I am entering this in the patchesofpink Free Fairy Digi Giveaway for a chance to win a Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge!





6 x 6 card
Decorative paper is from echo park- stripes are from "walk in the park" pack,
dots are from the "springtime" pack.
True friend stamp is from Stampin Up "punch bunch"
Pink paper is "premium card stock" from consumer crafts
Yellow cardstock is from Odd Lots
Bakers twine is from reasonableribbon.com
Machine stitched
Colored with Copics- B0000, E01, E11, G14, R11, RV00, RV02, RV14, V01, V12, V17, V91, Y19, Y21
Edges are inked with SU- Mauve Mist, Pretty in Pink
Nestabilities- classic scalloped rectangles small

Friday, July 8, 2011

This is off topic, but I love to get a great deal!

Here is a great site to save 50 - 90%  SaveMore.com,  if you are new to the site you can get a $10 credit to  your account when you register. They have several daily specials.

* Look in the right column,  $6 for $12 worth of cell phone accessoriesfrom cellpig.com Your $10 credit will pay for the deal and even leave you with $4 in credit to use on another deal. The cell phone accessory shipsFREE, so this is a total freebie.