Friday, April 27, 2012


52 Tags in 2012 Challenge #17


If you want to see all previous weeks and enter a tag of your own, you can CLICK HERE.  

At any time during the year, 
you can enter any week's Tag challenge!

52 Tags Week # 17 Challenge:
For Week #17, Create a tag with a HOUSE image... ANY kind of house: beehive, dog house, tree house, gnome house, fish house, King & Queen house, beach house.... any type of house! 
Then on the back of your tag write out the number of times you've moved in your life.





I chose a castle to represent my home, because my home is my castle.
 I have moved 5 times in my lifetime.
We do plan on moving at least two more
times, once being in the next 5 years and  the second time being after my husband retires. The plan is someplace that is warm year round and by an ocean.


Elegant Edges pg. 51 cut at 4.5"
Once Upon a Princess pg. 44 cut at 3.25"
Studio G Glitter Glue-purple
Creative Memories circle punches for sun-rays cut by hand
Peachy Keen-Simple Sallies 1 1/8th faces
All paper from scraps


Our April Sponsor is:


Darlene is sponsoring our April Tags!
One USA tag participant will win this 
awesome 12 x12 paper pack!
Isn't it Beautiful!!




Echo Parks Sweet Summertime paper stack!
Thanks so much Darlene:)

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GUIDELINES:
*New Question or Tag Theme posted every Friday.
*Submit your Tag at any time during the year for any week.
*You do NOT have to reveal what you write on the back of your tag, but you can if you want to share.
*Please link back to PAUSE DREAM ENJOY on your post inviting others to play along.
CANDY ALERT!
*One winner each month from all who submitted tags. 
...
Challenge ends December 31, 2012





Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Birthday Card

I made this card for my sisters birthday. She wants to raise chickens so I made her a chicken birthday card!






A2 card- 5.5"x4.25"
Country Life -pg. 43 & 44, cut at 2"
grosgrain ribbon
flower buttons
papers from my scraps
Sentiments from- Cardz TV 
"Farmyard Funnies" & "Make a Wish" sets


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Angry Birds Birthday Cards

Be sure to visit these challenges!



Creative Cutter Room Challenge
52 Tags in 2012 Challenge



My husbands 2  nephews birthdays are this month so I decided to make Angry Birds Birthday cards for them. I Googled- Angry Birds SVG's and found them at The Lady Wolf Free SVG's.



A2 Card 5.5"x4.25"
 SCAL 2 to cut the Angry Birds
Yellow Bird cut at 3.033 x 2.642
Red Bird cut at 2.785 x 2.749
Action Wobbles
Seeing Spots cuttlebug folder
Tim Holtz distress ink for edges of birds
    Barn Door & Mustard Seed
Black & White twine
Sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps "Make a Wish" set


Entered in:
Paper Playtime

Friday, April 20, 2012

52 Tags Challenge # 16


Be sure to visit these challenges too!


Welcome to 52 Tags in 2012


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If you want to see all previous weeks and enter a tag of your own, 
you can find links and themes for each week by CLICKING HERE.  

At any time during the year, 
you can enter any week's Tag challenge!


REMEMBER: You do NOT have to share what you write on the back in your post.

This weeks challenge is
Acrostic with your name (Wikipedia link-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrostic)


Elegant Edges pg. 51 cut at 4.50"
Blast Off-Imagine cartridge pg. 38 for crown cut at .08"
i-rock for bling

Stop by Pause Dream Enjoy to see the rest of the DT's tags!



Our April Sponsor is:


Darlene is sponsoring our April Tags!
One USA tag participant will win this 
awesome 12 x12 paper pack!
Isn't it Beautiful!!




Echo Parks Sweet Summertime paper stack!
Thanks so much Darlene:)

Welcome to Cardz Tv Challenge #8

For CCR Design Time Thursday click HERE

Welcome to Cards Tv Challenge # 8
"Color Me a Rainbow"  April 20, 21, 22
Create a card or craft project for any ocassion using colors from the rainbow...pink, blue, green & yellow ONLY...you can also add small amounts of black & white.

Be sure to stop by Cardz TV to see the rest of the DT's wonderful projects and enter your project!


The winner will receive their choice of 1 stamp set from Mary at Cardz TV Stamps!






A2 card 4.25"x5.5"
Toy Story pg. 54 cut at 3.75"
Action Wobble
Colorbok Pattern Pack-Spring Morning for 1st designer layer
DCWV for 2nd layer designer paper
Buttons-Joanns Favorite Finds
Grosgrain Ribbon
Twine
Sentiment from Cardz TV stamps "Farmyard Funnies" set


Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!


Entered in:
Wobble Wednesdays Challenge #6
PDE Wobble Wednesday Challenge


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Welcome to CCR Design Time Thursday Challenge!

Welcome to the CCR Design Time Thursday Challenge!

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We saw such sweet and adorable Easter and Bunny projects!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!

Challenge and Theme: April Showers bring May flowers! Incorporate rain, puddles, clouds and or flowers and must include a bow made of ribbon.



A2 card 4.25"x5"
Crocs Rule button # 3 cut at 3.25"
3 Birds on Parade for the rain pg. 30 cut at 3"
Designer paper from Heidi Grace-Daydreamer
Glossy Accents for the rain
i-rock
googly eyes
Memento ink for edges- Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky & Rhubarb Stalk
Sentiment from Cardz TV Stamps set "Encouraging Thoughts"
Bow Maker from CCR to make bow



Submit your new project for a chance to win this great prize! 

THE PRIZE
A BOW MAKER!!

If you can't wait to get one of your own bow makers
click here to order direct from CCR!

Challenge Starts today April 19 and runs until May 2, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new project over at the

We are looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
  
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
Please comment after linking
You have until May 2, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:
Elaine <--you are here
We also have some special guest designers joining us! Please check them out over at theCCR!


Entered in:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge me Monday #107

Friday, April 13, 2012

Welcome the Rockin' Robin Hop!

Click HERE for 52 Tags in 2012



Welcome to the Monthly Combined DT Hop hosted by Made Especially 4 You!!!
The outstanding talent of the Creative Cutter Room and Made Especially 4 You have joined together to bring you projects with a Rockin' Robin Theme.
The spotlight goes first to our Grand-Prize Sponsors...
A $25 Gift Certificate to Paper Piecings by Nikki online store.
Ginger Snap Scraps
A $10 Gift Certificate to the NEW Ginger Snap Scraps online store.



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A Cricut Cartridge from Creative Cutter Room- it is going to be a SURPRISE which one is given away!!

 Rules for Grand-Prizes 
1. You MUST comment on every stop of the hop.
2. You will have until Sunday, April 15th to hop & comment.
3. Check Made Especially 4 You on Tuesday, April 17th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator chooses as winners.
Now let's take a look at what I made...




I am again keeping with the Disney Week Theme

Pooh & Friends pg. 44 cut at 3.75" with shadow
Designer paper is from Heidi Grace-Daydream
Cuttlebug folder
button w/twine
Seam Binding colored with Tim Holtz- Distress Stain

It's time to get hopping. Remember the Grand-Prize rules ;0)





Elaine – http://expressionsbyelaine.blogspot.com <----YOU ARE HERE


52 Tags in 2012 - Disney Week

Welcome to 52 Tags in 2012
Disney Week

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If you want to see all previous weeks and enter a tag of your own, 
you can find links and themes for each week by CLICKING HERE.  

At any time during the year, 
you can enter any week's Tag challenge!


REMEMBER: You do NOT have to share what you write on the back in your post.


Since it is also Disney Week I am keeping with the theme.


For my Tag I used 
Sesame Street Friends and made Rubber Ducky
pg. 71 cut at 3.75
Inked edges with Memento ink- cantaloupe
Elegant Edges pg. 51 cut at 4.5"

Ribbon is seam binding colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Sentiment is from Cardz Tv Stamps- Farmyard Funnies set





Our April Sponsor is:


Darlene is sponsoring our April Tags!
One USA tag participant will win this 
awesome 12 x12 paper pack!
Isn't it Beautiful!!




Echo Parks Sweet Summertime paper stack!
Thanks so much Darlene:)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Welcome to Disney Week


Welcome to Disney Week!!



Sunday, April 8th thru Saturday, April 14th 
for a week full of projects featuring:
Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Sesame Street, Pixar, & other such characters we all LOVE.

This is NOT a blog hop.
All of us crafters who will be participating in DISNEY WEEK will provide a list of all our friends also posting Disney projects this week. You can visit as many as you'd like at your convenience.


We may not have a new project every day of the week posted, but you can be assured that all projects we post will be somehow Disney related.



Disney Classics  Jiminy Cricket - pg. 56  cut at 3.5"
Elegant Edges pg. 51 cut at 3.75"
Elegant Edges border pg. 51 cut at .75"
Designer paper from K & Co. Hopscotch Boy
Sentiment from Cardz Tv Stamps "Make a Wish" set





Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Welcome to Tip Time Tuesday!


Welcome to Tip Time Tuesday at the Creative Cutter Room!


This is my first time sharing a tip for "Tip Time Tuesday" so

 for today's tip, I wanted to show you how I store my scraps!


Start with your pile of used papers

Sort papers in color families


Put into plastic envelopes, I used 12 x 12 you can also get 8.5 x 11 size or you an use large ziploc bags.
I had some that are colored, so I put that color paper in it. For the rest I used clear which is great to see the color through it.
I put my designer paper in a separate envelope.


Then I just grab the color that I need.

I store them on the shelf with the rest of my papers for easy access.


Thanks so much for stopping by the Creative Cutter Room!
I hope this will help you with storing your scraps!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Welcome to Disney Week

Welcome to Disney Week!!



Sunday, April 8th thru Saturday, April 14th 
for a week full of projects featuring:
Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Sesame Street, Pixar, & other such characters we all LOVE.

This is NOT a blog hop.
All of us crafters who will be participating in DISNEY WEEK will provide a list of all our friends also posting Disney projects this week. You can visit as many as you'd like at your convenience.


We may not have a new project every day of the week posted, but you can be assured that all projects we post will be somehow Disney related.




Pooh Font pg. 57 cut at 3"
Art Philosophy pg. 22 
       2" & 1.75" for the rug
       1" & .75 for the sentiment
Cuttlebug folder "Polka Dots"
Sentiment from Cardz Tv Stamps - "Oh Baby" set





Thanks so much for stopping by!!



Sunday, April 8, 2012

Welcome to Disney Week

Welcome to Disney Week!!



Sunday, April 8th thru Saturday, April 14th 
for a week full of projects featuring:
Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Sesame Street, Pixar, & other such characters we all LOVE.

This is NOT a blog hop.
All of us crafters who will be participating in DISNEY WEEK will provide a list of all our friends also posting Disney projects this week. You can visit as many as you'd like at your convenience.

We may not have a new project every day of the week posted, but you can be assured that all projects we post will be somehow Disney related.