Thursday, November 29, 2012

Simple Salutaions Challenge Christmas Flower-Poinsettia

Hope everyone is having a good week!  It's been a busy one for me!  I wanted to share with you my gift card holder I made for this weeks challenge at MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge.  This weeks theme is Christmas Flower-Poinsettia.  I cut out a poinsettia  and a gift card holder from my Silhouette and Sparkle from Amaryllis Definition stamp set.  I added a yellow button to the center of the poinsettia and some pretty red ribbon out of my scrapbox.  
Hope you enjoyed my gift card holder!  Now it's time to head over to MFP Speedy TV  
and check out the challenge for this week.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sketch With a Twist Challenge #21 and #22

Hello Everyone!
I love how my card turned out this week for the  MFP Speedy TV 
 Sketch with a Twist turned out!!  
The theme for the sketch of week #21 is  natural 
colors and tones.  I went very simple cream and brown and used a fall theme.
 This is the sketch for this week!

 My card for the week :)

I used the MFP Autumn Splendor Stamp Set and added some brown ribbon and button!
I hope you head over and check out the challenge!!

The sketch and theme for #22 is use 2 or more Ribbons, laces, Trims, etc. and or Fancy borders.
I used Amaryllis Definition set for my card and some ribbon from my the Creative Memories Scallop Stitch Border Maker Cartridge to make my fancy border.

Now be sure to head over to MFP Speedy TV  and check out the challenge!!
Have a great day!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

HIMCR #73 Mix It Up

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!  We had the best one ever!!   We were all so excited to have Grandma and PawPaw here to celebrate with us.  We stayed home and Grandma and me cooked dinner.  The kids helped make a pumpkin pie.  It has been a great week but sad for us today here cause we will be taking them back to the airport.  I so wish they lived closer to us.

This week at HIMCR the challenge is Mix It Up and it is Christmas theme.  I decide to go ahead and make my Christmas card for this year.  Last year was the first year in awhile that I didn't make a digital card with our family pictures on them.  I loved the cards I made but decide from now on it would be digital!  Here is the card I created with Storybook Creator 4.0
This is one of my favorite Christmas kits.  It was from last year and it is called Holidazzle!  

If you haven't ever tried digital scrapbooking and have any questions let me know.  The Creative Memories program is so easy to use!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Simple Salutations Challenge for MFP Speedy TV

I hope you all are having a great week!  We are having a good week and staying busy!  The kids have been so excited about this week since last year.  Grandma and PawPaw come every year for Thanksgiving!!  This year I'm going to cook my first turkey too!  

I went very simple this week for my card for MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations.
The theme for this week is Pumpkins!  I used this cute little pumpkin from MFP Autumn Splendor 
This is one of my favorite stamp sets!  I added a little bakers twine to it also!  Very cute but simple!!
Remember to head over and check out the challenge at MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hiding in My Craft Room Glitz & Glam Challenge Hop

Good Morning!
 Welcome to Hiding in My Craft Room Glitz & Glam 
 Challenge Hop!!  The giveaway is a pick of 3 of the 5 digital stamp images used by the DT!
 I'm very excited to share my notebook that I decorate with my digi from The Scrapbook Stamp Society.
My digi that I'm featuring for the hop is Enchanted Visions by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff  I used my water color pencils and stickles on my digi and put in on a composition notebook for my daughter with her name.  She was so excited when she saw it finished and it had her name on it!   

We will have 2 winner this week so be sure and check out all the DT blogs, leaving a comment on each of their blogs and then come back and leave a comment on the HIMCR blog that you did to get entered.  
 Laurie from Hiding in My Craft Room
An'Jenic from AJ Scrapbooking & Cards 
Jennie from Jenscrapstoo
Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin'
Angela from Angela's Crafty Spot <--------- You are here!
Amber from Momma Scraps<----- Next Stop!
Melissa from My Watermelon Moon
Jenn from Scrap Happens Embellish It
Robin from Create-a-latte
Kim from Stamping with Kim
Naomi from Creative Bug on the Loose

 Good luck and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Simple Salutations Challenge for MFP Speedy TV

Good Morning Everyone!
 Wow it has been a busy week so far but day is my last day of  work till after Thanksgiving.  The kids only have half days till after Thanksgiving so we can spend some extra time  together and get ready for Grandma and PawPaw to come visit.  They are so excited to see them!!  They have been counting down the days!!

 I'm excited to show you my card that I created for Simple Salutations Challenge this week. I used the Snow Gifts stamp set for the sentiment.  I cut out the cute little cabin from the Camp out cartridge.  I thought it would be cute to put some pine trees and snow to make it look all wintery!  I used the Creative Memories border punch and add some white paint to look like snow.
Now it's time to head over to MFP Speedy TV to check out the challenge!!
Have a good day!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sketch With a Twist Challenge #20

I wanted to share with you my new card I created for this week Sketch with a Twist Challenge #20 at MFP Speedy TV.  I used the Garden Art stamp this week challenge.  It is such a cute little stamp set!  
This is a picture of the sketch for the week. 
Here is a picture of what I created!  Hope you like it :)
Be sure to stop over at MFP Speedy TV and enter the challenge!

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

2013 Storybook Creator 4.0 Calendar

I'm so happy that I made a Christmas Gift yesterday!!  This is the fourth year that I have been making a calendar for the kids to give to Oma and Opa for Christmas.  They are so easy and so much
 fun to make.  The kids loving looking at it on Christmas Eve with Oma and Opa.  

 I used Storybook Creator 4.0  to create the calendars.  They come in 12x18 and 8x12 and after the month is you have a 12x12 or 8x8 page layout to slide into your scrapbook.  What a great gift!
If you have more questions about the calendars let me know and I can help you out.

I almost forgot there are Desk Calendars now!  Be sure to check them out!  
I will be making my new desk calendar soon and posting it for you all to see.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fall Banner

Click here for the HIMCR Weekly Challenge!

I just finished up my fall banner and decorations for my fireplace last night and wanted to share with everyone!  I'm so happy how they turned out and glad I decided to make a fall banner.  I cut the banner out with my Cricut and cut all the decorations on the mantel out with my Silhouette.  I hope to add a few more things later but may wait till next year.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good weekend!!

HIMCR #71 Super Scraps Saturday

Happy Saturday!! 
I can't believe that we are already into November!!  Christmas is going to be here before we know it.  I haven't started my shopping yet or took our pictures to use on our Christmas cards.  I need to get busy on it.  I have ideas for presents for the kids but we haven't decide for sure. 

This week it's Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR.  I remember finding these little paper dolls I had cute out and made awhile ago.  I wanted to use them on a layout but could find any Thanksgiving pictures I had printed off to use.  So I decide to go with a wreath for the house.  I even made my pumpkin with scraps from my scrap box!!  Got my wreath on sale at Michaels and ribbon at the Dollar Tree. 
Now it's time to head over to HIMCR and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations for the week and enter the challenge!!
Good luck and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tea Bag Dispenser

I meant to make this last month to go with my friend's birthday gift but I had to wait till my craft room was unpacked more.  At the time of her birthday I wasn't able to get to all of my paper.  

I love this tea bad dispenser!!  This was what made me decide to go ahead and order my Silhouette back in April.  I can't wait to drop if off to my friend this week. I love the one that a friend made me before I got my Silhouette.

3D Pumpkin and Acorn

Good Morning! 
I'm so excited that I was finally able to make this little pumpkin and acorn.  I have been trying for a few weeks now and it seems like something always comes up when I get ready to make them.  I decided over the weekend that I was going to get them made.  I wanted to have some fall things out for Thanksgiving since Grandma and PawPaw are coming to visit us.  The kids are so excited and are counting down the days!  

I got both of the cuts from the Silhouette store.  
I even made a second set of them to give to my friend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge 18

This has been a very exciting week for me!!  I have been ask to be a Guest Designer for MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations.  They have lots of  great challenges every week.  

The theme for this week is Winter bird and a sentiment on your card.  I decide to use Snow Gifts cause it has such a cute little winter bird with the snowman.  
I stamped the image first on my circle that I cut out and used my water colored pencils to color in the snowman.  Then I stamped the cute little bird again and embossed it and added a pop dot to the back to make it pop off the page.  I love the sentsentiment Let's be Friend's.  I couldn't find any paper to go the card I liked.  So I decide to make some to match.  I put a few drops of reinker in a container with my paper and 2 marbles and rolled them around.   I love how it turned out.  

I hope you stop by and check out the card that the Host Sunshine HoneyBee made and enter the challenge for a chance to win a great stamp set!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

MFP Speedy TV Sketch with a Twist Challenge 19

I'm very excited to tell everyone that I have been ask to be a Guest Designer for MFP Speedy TV Sketch with a Twist.   If you have not stopped by at MFP Speedy TV be sure to they lots of challenges over there and great stamps too.  I used a set of their stamps for my card today.  
This is the sketch for this week challenge.
I used Garden Art Stamp Set to make my card.
I stamped and cut out the cute little butterfly twice.  I used my water color pencils to color.  Then I fold the top butterfly wings to give it a 3D look.  When I was looking through my embellishments and found this pink jewels and thought they would look good on top of the Twinkle Chain Border.  I'm so glad that I got the Border Maker from Creative Memories.  I love all the cartridges that I have gotten so far for it.  

Be sure to check out the challenge.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Autumn Tag

My last post for the night!  I can't believe that I got everything posted I made today.  

I had one more piece of ric rac left and thought it would be perfect for a Autumn tag.  I think this is a real pretty leave stamp from the Autumn Splender set. 


Happy Birthday my Little Friend!

I have been wanting to make a card with this stamp set since I got it!  I love my Garden Art set I won a few weeks ago from a challenge at MFP Speedy TV!!  I found the perfect piece of ric rac to go along the top of my card and my freshly picked embossing folder worked great too with it.  



This is one of my favorite cards I made today!!  I love this owl from MFP Autumn Splender!!  This week at they are having a challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends to use Ric Rac.  I found this pink ric rac in my ribbon bin and thought it would be cute with the owl!

Thinking of You

I'm on a roll 4 cards made today and one tag!!  Not sure I will get them all posted tonight but I going to try to get a few up and finish tomorrow.  

I made this cute little Thinking of You card to go with my Happy Birthday Kitty one.  Now to find a cute little box to make and put them in. 
MFP Speedy TV  Challenge 17

Happy Birthday

 I'm so happy that today I was able to get a few cards made before the kids went to school and finished them up in between work today.  I made this little Happy Birthday card with a cute kitty face.  I made a couple of more for a little set that I can post on my Etsy shop.  I'm going to enter it over at MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge. 
MFP Speedy TV  Challenge 17

Halloween Decorations for School

This is my second year making the Halloween Decorations for the office at my kid's school.  The office staff comes up with the theme and I do my best to make the decorations match.  This year they decided on Winnie the Pooh.  I used my Cricut cartridge book and my son's teacher document camera to make the characters bigger and traced them on butcher paper.  Everyone loved how the office turned out.  Now I have all of the characters laminated so I can use them again  in the future on the bulletin board I do in front of the office.

 This is the bulletin board in front of the office that I did a few weeks ago.  This was from the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween Treats for the teachers

 I wanted to make a little treat for the kid's teachers, office staff and my co-workers but I was short on time so I found this cute little ghost to cut out on the Silhouette and added some yummy Candy Corn Taffy.  I can't wait to get some more of it next year.

 I also work 3 days a week in the afternoon Kindergarten class helping them with their math and writing workshop.  So when I was getting ready to leave on Tuesday a few of them ask if I would be there to see them dressed up on Halloween.  So I decide to make them a little treat when I went in to see all my little friends.  I punched out tags with the Creative Memories Tag punch and stamp it with a cute little pumpkin and tied it to Fruity Peebles snack. 

Halloween Cards and treats for Faith and Hunter

I surprised the kids on Halloween and left them little treats on their place mats when they came down for breakfast.  I got the Create a Critter 2 on Tuesday so I had to make a cute little card for them.  It was so fun to do at the last minute!

I found this cute little cute on my Silhouette and added a piece of Candy Corn taffy to it.

Have a great day!

3D Bookplate Box

A couple of month ago I started this purple 3D bookplate box for a me and the other day I got it out and decided this would work perfect for the stack of flash cards I have on my desk.  I let the kids pick out the color for their boxes.  So excited to see what they think in the morning and for us to use them this week when we work on homework.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

HIMCR #70 Color Challenge

Happy Saturday!!  I'm so glad to get to sleep in this morning and not have much to do till this afternoon.  We have The Raingutter Regatta at Cub Scouts today.  We finished up their boats last night.  Sissy is so excited to get to race one this year also.  

Now it's time to tell you about our challenge at HIMCR for the week.  It time for our color challenge and this month it is your 3 favorite colors and use a digi from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  

I used Tulip by Kim L Pipkin Gwin and for my colors pink, black, green.  I used my water color pencil to color in my tulip and I love how it turned out.  Then I decide to make a bookmark that I found on the Silhouette shop and a pieces of ribbon from my scrap bag. 

Now it's time to check out what the rest of the Design Team made and enter the challenge at HIMCR.  

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Flowers made from K cups

I made this for a friend's birthday last week and ran out of time last week to post it.  She loves pink so I found this coffee cup at Old Navy and thought it would be perfect for my project.  I got the idea from a picture one of my friend post on Facebook a few months ago.  It was so easy to make.  I cut out different flowers on the cricut and some rosettes and embossed the flowers. Then used double side tape to attach them to the K cups and used the glue gun to attach the K cup to wooden sticks. 

Hope you enjoyed my bouquet of flowers made from K cups!!