Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bring on the Cake

The project that I have to share is a birthday card I made for one of my childhood friends.  I wanted to make a fairly simple card for her, as she likes simple things & isn't much of a girly-girl.  Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek!!

Recipe for this project:
- Birthday Cake from Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge cut at 3
- Hero Arts Stamp - 'Bring on the Cake'
- Hero Arts Stamp - 'Happy Birthday' - stamped inside the card
- Versafine Stamp Ink in Onyx Black
- Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder
- Doodle Design Inc - Doodle Twine
- Glassy Accents on the layers of the cake
- Stickles on candle
- Pop Dots on Birthday Cake
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider

Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Bee-lated Birthday

Inside the card
 The project that I have to share is a birthday card that I made for my newest cube-mate at work.  After being with the company for over 15 years, she transferred into my department from one that was desolved just recently.  When I arrived to work this morning, I found a piece of homemade German Chocolate Cake waiting for me that one of her work friends brought in to celebrate her birthday.  She was so nice to share and leave a piece for me before going to an all day training class.  I was disappointed that I didn't know it was her birthday before hand, so that I could have made her a card for the occasion.  When I got home tonight though, I remembered that I had just the perfect stamp to use & got to work to make a 3x3 card.  Afterwards I told my husband that with a card this cute, I am no longer disappointed about finding out last minute about a birthday.  Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek!!

Recipe for this project:
- Bee from Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge cut at 3
- Gyspy - to hide the eyes & mouth from the bee
- Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment - 5/8" smiley face on bee
- My Pink Stamper, Even More Punny-licious 'Happy Bee-lated Birthday' - stamped inside the card
- Versafine Stamp Ink in Onyx Black
-  Gelly Roll - White in eyes
- Gelly Roll - Clear Star on wings
- Glassy Accents on wings
- Corner Rounder Punch for removing the corners of the cards
- Pop Dots on Bee
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blog Award

After being on vacation since the 10th, I am finally getting a chance to get online & check out the blogs that I follow and found that I was awarded the Liebster Award from Heather over at Scrapping Runner Creations.  This is my first award, so I am pretty excited & want to thank Heather for the award!! 

Heather did such a great job in the description of the word Liebster & the meaning behind the award, that I wanted to repost it for everyone, as I would not do it justice: 

For those that don't know, 'Liebster' is a German word meaning dearest, beloved or favorite and the Liebster Award is sort of a chain letter among bloggers that's intended to showcase exceptional up-and-coming blogs (typically those with 200 or fewer followers).  There's no evaluation committee or formal award process for the Liebster, but in a way it's even nicer - it's recognition that a peer has noticed and appreciated your hard work.

Here are the rules:

1.  Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2.  Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3.  Post the award on your blog.
4.  Link back to the blogs you have given the Liebster to so everyone else can pay them a visit.

So, here are the 5 bloggers I'd like to pass this award on to: 

Sherry at Sherry's Gone Buggy Scrappin' & Stampin'
Melissa at Pink Polka Dot Scrapping
Jo at a little piece of me
Miranda at Nana's Scrap Spot
Karla at Made by Karla

Thanks again Heather!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Birthday Cupcake

Hope everyone is as energized & excited as I am for what this new year has to offer!  I am trying to complete a couple projects off my list of "To Do's" as I start vacation tomorrow at 4pm, but who is counting?!? :)  My best friend is getting married next week on the beach in The Turks & Caicos, and with my husband & I leaving Thursday morning with the bride & groom, I am trying to take advantage of the next couple nights to mark off some of those projects before leaving.  The project that I have to share is a quick birthday card I made tonight to give to my supervisor in the morning, as her birthday is next week & I wanted to make sure that I gave it to her before I left for vacation.  Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek!!

Recipe for this project:
- Card & Envelope from Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge cut at 4
- Cupcake from Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge cut at 2
- Doodle Design Inc - Doodle Twine - Halloween Assortment
- Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder
- 'Happy Birthday' Duplicate Rub-Ons in black, inside card
- Stickles in Yellow, Orange & Pink
- Pop Dots on Cupcake
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Important Dates Book

Welcome 2012!!  Being the first day of the year, I am feeling very excited for what the year has in store for me!  The project that I have to share is one that I will get alot of use out of for the years to come.  Every year I get a new planner & have to rewrite all the brithdays/anniversaries of family & friends and some how I end up losing some of the information when transferring the dates, so this year that is going to change!  I decided to make an Important Date book that I only have to add any new birthdays/anniversaries to the individual montly pages vs. the old routine.  I will be able to get all my cards prepared ahead of time instead of waiting for the last minute as well.  One of my New Years resolutions is to be prepared and not wait til the last moment.  Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek!!

Recipe for this project:
- The Cinch Binding Tool - Version 2
- The Cinch Bookboard Covers - 8 x 8
- The Cinch Binding Wires - Black at .75
- Crop-A-Dial II Big Bite
- We R Memory Eyelets - Black
- Folk Art Paint - Black on the Bookboard Covers (before covering the front book cover with paper)
- Collage 'Pauge - Instant Decoupage Matte Finish, to seal the book covers
- We R Memory Keepers - Page Protectors 12 x 12 - cut down to 8 x 8
- 'Important Dates' from Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.5
- Calendar from Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at 3
- Numbers on Calendar from Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at .5
- Months for the pages inside of book to list special dates from Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.5
- Flowers with jewels in variety of different colors
- American Craft Premium Ribbon - varity of different colors

Rooster Tray

Hope everyone had a good & safe New Year's.  My husband & I both caught colds, so we took it easy at home so we wouldn't get our friends sick.  In between taking cold medicine & naps, I sat down to work on a couple projects I have had on my scrapbooking/crafting 'To Do List'.  I am excited to say that I was able to mark off 2 projects & the year just started. :)

One of the projects that I completed and am sharing is a 7Gypsies Tray that I can display in my kitchen.  I have started collecting Roosters in my kitchen & during a visit to Arizona, my husband and I stopped in Sedona where we find a shop & took the picture of a rooster which I was able to use in the tray to display it in a different way other than just a frame.  Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek!!

Recipe for this project:
- 7Gypsies Solo Shadowbox Tray, 6x6 in Black
- Rooster from From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.5
- Hen from Country Life Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.5
- T from Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.5
- Chalk around the edges, brown & black
- Twine from My Craft Spot
- Stickles in Xmas Red
- Pop Dots on Rooster
- Clear Crystal Stickers Elements, around the outside of th T
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (*just recently I got this tool & after using it for the first time on this project...I think I may have found me another favorite 'must have')