Saturday, July 19, 2014

BLOG HOP Christmas in July HIMCR #158

BLOG HOP HIMCR #158 - Christmas in July!
Anything that is Christmas themed or whatever Holiday you celebrate in December! :) Prizes on every blog, be sure to stop and leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win.

The sponsor is Laurie!
The giveaway is TBA!
This was a free cut in Cricut Craft Room a while back called, "Holiday Cards 40".

I cut 5 cards using a different color for each card an saved the negatives. I used the negatives to fill in most of the areas, I used Glazed Dimensions on the flowers and some of the lines. Added jewel centers to the flowers and gol and silver markers on the x's and o's.
Print inside of invitation on velum, cut to fit inside the invitation, I'm not happy with my vellum adhesive runner, the adhesive still shows through.
Then I added a piece of ribbon on the bottom of the invitation and white, red and green twine/floss on the fold.
I also printed the, "Please Join Us" on vellum and framed with a frame cut from gold foil paper.

Please make sure to visit all the blogs along the way and make sure to leave a comment on each one:

Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room - Start Here
Lisa - LJ Creations
Jennie - Jenscrapstoo


Laurie  - Hiding in My Craft Room ------- Don't forget to go back  to link up your creation!

Here is the prize I'm giving away.

Two packs of Paper House 3D stickers, New York City and Washington, DC.

You have until 2am Pacific time on Saturday, July 26th to enter the drawing. Winner will be picked and posted on Wednesday, July, 30. 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

HIMCR Blog Hop

Join us on Saturday for the HIMCR Blog Hop. There will be prizes on every blog and lots of projects to get your creative juices flowing.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Super Scraps Saturday HIMCR #157

HIMCR #157 - Super Scraps Saturday!

It's the second Saturday of the month so it's time to get out those Scraps! One of my favorite challenges!

The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!
The giveaway is $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies


My son has been an avid reader since he was 6 years old, his faithful dog Yoshi was always by his side no matter where David was reading. David is now 30 and is still a reader but now he reads in Japanese. Here are a few shots of David and his faithful companion, please excuse the poor picture quality, they are old pictures.
Both Pages

The fuzz ball next to Daivd is Yoshi sharing the covers.
Better look at David's red wall

Laying on the living room floor reading the Sunday funnies

As you can see, David is a huge Super Mario Bros. fan, his room was decorated per David’s instructions including a red wall and Mario wall art, that’s why all of the red and white.
“I Can Read” digi from A Day For Dasies
Cardstock, I used up a few of my scraps, all of the Cricut cuts were done with scraps.
Cricut Cartridges: Don Juan, Everyday Paper Dolls, Wrap It Up
Adhesives, foam tape
Print two copies of the, “I Can Read” digi, for the second one I added a blue background before I printed it. Color the digis to match each other, fussy cut the image printed without the added background color, attach this digi to the one with the added background using the foam tape.
Font is from Don Juan, the single books are from Everyday Paper Dolls and the stack of books is from Wrap It Up.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Stacy's Birthday Giveaway

It's Stacy's birthday and she's giving away a bunch of goodies.

Stampin with Stacey Giveaway

Here is a list of the goodies Stacy is giving away:

Prize #1

Cut & Paste Presh 6 X 6 Paper Pad

Prize #2

Faber-Castell Mix & Match 50's Diner Gelatos Pack

Prize #3

Top Dog Dies Darby Doily & Tags Die Set

Prize #4

Crate Paper The Pier 6 X 6 Paper Pad

Prize #5

Faber-Castell Mix & Match Red/Yellow Paper Crafter Crayons Set

Prize #6

Top Dog Dies Berry Branch Die

Prize #7

Glitz Design Vintage Blue 6 X 6 Paper Pad

Prize #8

Faber-Castell Mix & Match GreenAquarelle Watercolor Pencils Set

Prize #9

My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste Charm 6 X 6 Pad

Prize #10

Faber-Castell Yellow Stamper's Big Brush Set

Bouquet of Unity Well Wishes

I used one of my Unity sentiment stamp sets to make this cute bouquet.

Google turned this sideways and I can't get it right.
Unity, "Feel Better Soon" sentiment kit
Cricut, "Straight From the Nest" and, "Mother's Day Bouquet" cartridges
Unity bottle cooler
Versa Mark ink pad
Embossing powder, various colors
Wooden sticks
Heat gun, empty baking powder can, floral moss
Adhesives, glue gun to attach sticks to flowers and leaves
Using the Straight From the Nest cartridge, cut 3 flower4 cuts and layers @ 2" and 4 @ 3".
Stamp centers of flowers with Versa Mark ink then add embossing powder and set with heat gun.
Assemble flower layers then add sticks.
Using the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge cut leaves @ 1.25" and @ 2". I also cut a bottom layer hiding the center cut. Layer leaves and attach to sticks.
Fill can with moss and arrange flowers in moss.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Think Summer

HIMCR #156 - Think Summer!

It's the first Saturday of the month so this is a color challenge!

So just use what colors you think of when you Think Summer!

The sponsor is Sami Stamps!
The giveaway is $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps


My fave summer color is the blue sky. I was unalbe to get one of the digis for this challange so I went rogue and did my own thing.
Inky Antics Balloon Buddies stamp set
Inky Antics Rainbow Honey Pop Paper Pad
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Black embossing powder
Black Ink
Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
Mister Huey's Color Mist - Shine
Colored penecils, pens,m markers, etc.
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder
Cricut Paper Dolls For Everyday cartridge
Heat Gun
Adhesives, foam pads
Chipboard (I used an empty DCWV stack cardboard)
Spray with card stock with Mister Huey's Shine color mist and allow to dry.
Cut greyish card to measure 9" wide x 6" high, score 1/8" on each side of  the middle mark (4.5").
Cut Bazzill Basics to measure 4" wide x 5.5" tall.
Cut blue card so that it measures 3.5" wide x 4.75" tall.
Using musical score embossing folder, run blue card through Cuttlebug.
Ink edges of your cuts with the Tea Dye distress ink.
Cut various sizes of clouds from Cricut Paper Dolls For Everyday cartridge using the sprayed white card stock and adhere to blue card stock.
Using Versa Mark Ink Pad, ink balloon basket stamp and apply black embossing powder, do the same with the balloon stamp. Dry embossing powder with heat gun.
Color images, I wasn't happy with the way the rope turned out so I used some floss to make the ropes. Adhere to chipboard then cut out images and attach balloon to basket on back side using a good glue.
With card laying flat, ink balloon basket stamp with black ink and stamp in middle of card. Following manufacturer's instructions, cut balloon from Honey Pop paper and attach to inside of card. Ink sentiment stamps and stamp inside card, stamping outside sentiment to a piece of blue card. Layer outside sentiment as shown.
Assemble outside of card, using foam pads on balloon and sentiment.
I used some of my recent blog hop and candy winnings on this card: the embossing folder came from Golden Goddess Designs blog candy giveaway, the gray Spectrum Noir marker was from a Lawn Fawn blog hop.
You can't see the embossing very well, sorry about that, it's 103 with a BLAZING sun and too hot to be outside taking pics today so I had to do inside pics.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Blog Hop at Golden Goddess Designs

We are sitting here watching, "How the West Was Won" a few scenes were shot up in Oatman, we've been to Oatman 3 times, first time to see it for ourselves and we also took our kids up there when they came to visit just because of the unbelivable-ness of this little berg tucked away in a corner of old Route 66. Wild burros have the right of way on the streets, Wild West shows are put on twice a day and all of the buildings are still from the 1880's. I guess that we can officially call it a Kingman movie because they actually mentioned the Kingman in the movie, how exciting. LOLOL

As we're watching the movie I'm also checking my emails, blog and doing a hop or two. While posting a coment on mMy friend Alicia's blog over at: is having her very first blog hop on July  4 and has some great candy to give away.

Golden Goddess Designs

Time for me to turn this thing off, get dinner started and finish my card for this Saturday's Hiding in My Craft Room challange.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wedding Challange

HIMCR #155 - Wedding themed!

The sponsor is The Paper Shelter!

The giveaway is $20 Gift Certificate to The Paper Shelter

Close Up
Wedding Image from The Paper Shelter
Cardstock, velum and clear craft plastic.
Cricut Christmas Card, Accent Essentials and Paper Lace cartrdges.
Flowers, jewels, ribbon.
Cuttlebug and dotted folder.
Adhesives, foam pads.
Print 2 colored wedding images so that it measures 3.5" wide x 3.5" tall on to white cardstock. Print an uncolored version of image on vellum at same size. Fussy cut bouquet from one of the colored images. Layer the velum layer directly over the colored layer, adhere bouquet to top of velum layer. Using Christmas Card and Accent Essentials cartridges cut accent #27 shift at 3 1/4" on scalloped side of card #2 from Christmas Card cartridge (cut card at 5 1/4"). Cut second card at same size with the cardstock you plan on layering with and a 3rd card at the same size and window with the clean craft plastic.
Trim the layer and plastic so that the plastic fits directly on top of front of card, the layer so it fits the way you want it to.
I used the scalloped frame from Accent Essentials cut at 5 1/2" then trimmed off the scallops.
Run all layers except for the plastic through Cuttlebug with dotted folder.
Adhere the layered images on inside of card face so that you can see it through the window you created on the front of the card. Adhere plastic directly over this, adhere layer with foam pads, add the frame.
I cut the sentiment from Pape Lace at 1 3/4" and attached to card using my Xyron 1 1/2" sticker maker.
Adhere flowers to corners of frame (I used my hot glue gun) and jewels to layer as desired.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Buttons and Bows

HIMCR #154 - Buttons & Bows!

Somewhere use a button and a bow!

The sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

The giveaway is 3 digital stamps!



Princess Kate digi stamp from Sweet and Sassy Stamps
Colored pencils, Souffle pens, blue, yellow and white
Sentiment Stamp
Pearls, jewels
Darcie Flower Frenzy embossing folder
Darcie Stripe Background embossing folder
Acrylic dots
Adhesives, foam pads
Corner rounder
Cut card to measure 5” wide x 7” tall when folded, round corners and ink edges, emboss with Stripe Background folder.
Cut card layer to measure 4 ¼” wide x 5 ½” tall, round corners and ink edges, emboss with Flower Frenzy folder.
Print Princess Kate to measure 2 ½” wide x 4” tall. Color Princess Kate with pencils, use white Souffle pen for dress trim, yellow for hair and blue on crown. Add jewels and pearls to crown and pendent.
I use wooden buttons, I colored them with a blue marker and used floss to tie bows and placed in flower centers.
Attach layer to card face, adhere Princess Kate with foam pads. Tie ribbon on edge. Add sentiment (circles were hand cut) and adhere to card with foam pad. Add acrylic dots.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Your Next Stamp

On one of my recent blog hops I came across a blog called Your Next Stamp and won a $20.00 gift certificate. I used one of the dies I got with the gift certificate to create this card.

There is a sketch to follow:


Cardstock, all of mine except for the card base was cut from scraps.

Your Next Stamp Pinwheel die.
Card measures 5" wide x 6 1/4" tall.
Striped layer measures 4 1/4" wide x 5 1/2" tall.
Light gray layer measures 2 1/2" wide x 5 1/8" tall.
Dark grey layer measures 2 3/8" wide x 4 7/8" tall.
Skunk stamp, Versa Mark Ink pad, black embossing powder, white Souffle pen.
Brads, flower punch, pearls, jewels, brads, foam pads, Action Wobble, green marker, sapphire Glimmer Mist, floss.

Ink edges of papers for card layers.
Spray top layer with sapphire Glimmer Mist, let dry. When dry, stamp skunk with Versa Mark ink and sprinkle with black embossing powder. Heat until powder melts. Use white Souffle pen to fill in skunk.

Punch 2 flowers with McGill's small daisy punch, mark flower stems and add leaves then adhere flowers (I used my Xyron 1 2/2" sticker maker), add jewel centers.

Punch pinwheels, 1 large and 2 small. Assemble and add brads to middle. Attach floss (twine) to back of pinwheels by wrapping around brads and glue down. When glue dries add foam pads and attach to top layer, tying bottoms of the floss together and glue to skunk's hand.

Cut small piece of green for grass (I used a zig zag patterened pair of scissors). Add foam pads and adhere in place.

Add Action Wobble to back of top layer and attach opposite side of the wobble to front of card.

I typed the sentiment on my computer, trimmed, cut a bottom layer assemble using the Xyron 1 1/2" sticker maker and adhere finished sentiment and layers to card front.
Add a few pearls to corner.

I'm entering card into the challange:

Your Next Stamp Challange