Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kit - 4x6 Mini Album



I have a super cute Kit for sale today.  This is the first time I have ever made a kit...(let's just say I was bored over the long weekend!)  Watch the video for kit contents.  The kit sells for $25 USD, which includes shipping.  Please note that the kit is only available to Canadian and US shoppers...sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Make a Wish



Just a quick card today - part of a set of 4.  Two of the set say 'Make a Wish', and the other two say 'Thank You'...just to have around for those 'just in case' scenarios.  Stamps are from the Papertrey Ink Cupcake Collection stamp set.  Hope you enjoy!

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge - Sentiments


I am participating in Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge this week.  This is a new weekly challenge that will be hosted by Papertrey Ink every Monday featuring a new technique that we can try.  This week the challenge is to combine similar sentiments from various stamp sets to create a sentiment theme of sorts.  My Sister-in-Law has a birthday coming up, so I went with that theme as a starter.  She also LOVES pink so I incorporated that as well!!  Hope you enjoy!

Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: It's Official Paper Pad (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Around & About Sentiments, Birthday Bash Sentiments, Butterfly Kisses, Fillable Frames #1, Mixed Messages, Paper Tray, Pond Life Sentiments, Round & Round (Papertrey Ink)
Die Cuts: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (Stampin' Up!)

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Flaunt it Friday - Paper Dolls Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Flaunt it Friday Paper Doll Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Christina's Blog. If you are just happening upon this post randomly you can start at the beginning of the hop on the Flaunt it Friday Blog.  The Flaunt it Friday Blog Hops feature a specific cut from a Cricut Cartridge of choice, and this week we are featuring the Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy cuts from Paper Doll Dress-up!!!  . We also create a second project from the same cartridge, and I used the Mermaid cut.  In addition, I used the B is for Boy, and Gypsy Wanderings Cricut cartridges.
Be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for you chance to be entered in the draw for the prize!!

Raggedy Anne Tag

Mermaid in a Fishbowl Card

15. LISA http://www.crop-and-create.blogspot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE!!
16. ELSA http://cricutlvr.blogspot.com/ - GO HERE NEXT!! :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

You Say It's Your Birthday Blog Hop!!

Please note, this is my second post for the day.  Scroll down to see my design team entry for the Paper Playtime theme of the week!

Hello and welcome to the You Say It's Your Birthday Blog Hop hosted by Erika from CricutLove.  You should have arrived here from Melissa's Blog.  If you are just stopping in here you can find the complete blog list below, or you can jump straight to Erika's Blog to start the hop!!

The theme for this blog hop is the Beatles and is celebrating Erika's daughter Ashley's birthday!!  We were to pick a song and base our project on that song in some way.  My project is based solely on the title of 'A Day in the Life' from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!  I worked backwards and found a title that would fit the project I wanted to make (hehe).  I made a daily journal/diary for Ashley which should arrive for her some time this week!! 

To create this project I used a YourStory 5x7 album cover, and decorated it with various cricut cuts and some bling.  The pages are blank white (no lines).  This was the first time I used my YourStory and I have to say, I LOVE IT!  I picked it out for myself as a Christmas present from my hubby for a FANTASTIC deal from OhMyCrafts ($29 for a kit that included the YourStory machine, and AMAZING rotary trimmer, a variety of hard cover book covers, and a package of various laminating pouches...SUCH a good deal and when I checked this weekend it was on sale again!!).  Anywhoo...on to the project!!

Cardstock - Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink), Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!), Pink Book Cover (Yourstory)
Die Cuts - Home Decor, Indie Art (Cricut)
Binding: YourStory Machine
Rhinestones (imaginisce iRock), White Gel Pen, Black Pen

Hope you enjoy!!  Please leave a comment, I love to hear from you!
Blog Hop Lineup
Lisa - http://crop-and-create.blogpot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE!!
Elsa - http://cricutlvr.blogspot.com/ - GO HERE NEXT!! :)

Paper Playtime - Hearts and Cupids

Please note that this is my first post for the day.  A second post for the You Say It's Your Birthday Blog Hop will follow!!  Check back for it as there are some amazing prizes up for grabs!!

Hello!  The Paper Playtime challenge this week was to use hearts or cupids on our project.  I used both in this super cute card for my hubby for valentines day.  Head over to Paper Playtime to link up your project for a chance to win a prize from this weeks sponsor Peachy Keen Stamps!!

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Piglet, Passionate (Bazzill)
Pa terned Paper: Valentine Sweetheart Specialty Paper Pad (K&Company)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), RV32 Pink Shadow Marker (Copic)
Stamped Sentiment: G5197 You Make Me Smile (Hero Arts)
Ribbon: Dark Chocolate Luxe Satin (Papertrey Ink)
Die Cuts: Cupid-Celebrate with Flourish, Scalloped Mat-Gypsy Wanderings, Hearts-Doodlecharms (Cricut)

Hope you enjoy!  Please leave a comment.  I love to hear from you!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Craft Room Yumminess and 2 Challenges!!!

OK, so setting up my new craft room is taking WAY longer than I would like it to - HOWEVER look at this yummy wall of inspiration!!!   My dad made me these ribbon holders with 2 wires hanging underneath for me to clip things on to!  LOVE IT!!!!

I have a card that I made with two challenges in mind. 
The first is the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge (Day 2).  We had to use one of several digital tags they have available for download in our project.  I used the one designed by Lisa Johnson.
The second is Momo's Tuesday Challenge, which is to use white, black and hot pink as our project colours, along with incorporating at least one heart!  The Lisa Johnson tag tied both challenges together!!!
Here is my card.

Cardstock: True Black, Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: 2008 Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: True Black Swiss Dot Satin (Papertrey Ink)
Punches: 1 3/4" circle, 2" scalloped circle
Inks: Raspberry Fizz, True Black (Papertrey Ink), Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Silver Smooch Spritz (Stampin' Up!), Glitter Pen
Tag (Papertrey Ink)
Sentiment: Paper Tray (Papertrey Ink)

Hope you enjoy!  Please leave a comment.  I love to hear from you!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Flaunt it Friday - Indie Art Lips


I have a post for the Flaunt it Friday design team today!!  The team was challenged to use the lips from the Indie Art Cricut cartridge.  I am still working on the baby album for my friend, so I wanted to make a layout for her, and incorporate the lips into the design.  Here is what I came up with.

Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink), Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up!)
Die Cuts: Indie Art - lips, Gypsy Wanderings - leaf, Simply Sweet - flowers, Cherry Limeade - letters(Cricut)
Glue Glitter (Michaels)

Hope you enjoy!!  Please leave a comment.  I love to hear from you!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Simple Valentine


I have a simple valentine I put together for my students.  These took no time at all to assemble and are SO CUTE!!!  The base is cut at 4 x 2.5 inches.  Hearts are cut at 2 inches (scallop and layer), and  0.75 inches and adhered with foam dots for a bit of dimension.  Hope you enjoy!

Base measures 4 x 2.5
Die Cuts: Doodlecharms (Cricut)
Cardstock: Passionate, Piglet, Avalanche, Ruby Slipper (Bazzil)
Ribbon: Celebrate It Valentine (Michaels)
Sentiment: Stampin' Up!

Back tomorrow with a post for Flaunt it Friday's!
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011



Just wanted to say a quick hello and let you know about a blog hop that is going on this coming Monday!  I am finally back in scrappy mode after Christmas holidays, moving, getting a new puppy, getting most of my new scraproom set up (pictures to come soon), and finishing REPORT CARDS!!!  So happy to be back in my scrap haven!!!  Blog hop info below.  I will be back tomorrow with a post, and again on Friday!  Have a great day!!



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