Saturday, March 26, 2011
So if you are looking for So Saturdays Challenge #6 by Card Creations & More by C, please click here http://talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/2011/03/card-creations-more-by-c-challenge-6.html
If you are looking for the Imagine That Blog Hop by Sandra then click here http://talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/2011/03/imagine-that-blog-hop.html
If you are looking for the My Favorite Things Blog Hop by Krystal then click here http://talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-favorite-things-blog-hop.html
Hope this helps you find your way.
Krystal is turning 37 on Monday, March 28th so she thought it would be fun to host a blog hop listing some of our favorite things. I really wanted to do this hop with her because my birthday is on Tuesday, March 29th! How cool is that!?
So here are a few of my favorite things that I have made...
First we have this adorable frog. There are a few reasons why I love him so much. The colors - the blue, green and kraft are just awesome. The other reason is that he is on an action wobble. It just makes me smile when he wobbles!
This one is one of the first cards that I made with my Imagine. It took me quite a while to get it done, but the end result was worth it.
I made this for a Cricut Circle challenge. It was also my first home decor project. The colors are just so pretty in person. The paper was by Sassafras Lasss Indie Girl.
Let me just start by saying that my daughter hates this card. I honestly don't know why I like it so much. Maybe I have a secret thing for rainbows. Or maybe it's just because I love Basic Grey paper and was so happy to finally use some instead of just hoarding it!
I made these last fall for a friend at work. And obviously they are my favorites because I am a South Louisiana girl! They are also my first comissioned cards. Someone actually paid me to make these for them!! LOL
This paper is from the first monthly scrapbook kit that I joined last year. In the kit were the flowers, buttons and the pretty stick pins that are all the rage right now. This was definitely stepping outside my comfort zone to use these items and make it pretty and flowery. I must say, I really liked the end result. And now I use buttons and flowers on lots if things.
Well there you have it - some of my favorite things that I have made over the past 6 or 7 months. Surfing blogs, entering challenges, etc has really helped me to expand the way I scrapbook and make cards. I hope I didn't bore you with so many projects. Thanks for looking!
And now for the fun part... The BLOG CANDY ! Since it is my birthday too, I'm going to give you guys a present! That's how it works, right? I am giving away a brand new Cricut Paisley cartridge! YEA! It is so cute. All you need to do is be a follower and leave a comment with a way to contact you. Easy!
Thank you for taking the time to participate in our blog hop. And now, hop on over to Jenny's blog for more fantastic Favorite Things.
When you reach the end of this blog hop, head back over to Krystal's blog
Here is a list of all the participants and their links:
Krystal - Krystal's Kreativity - http://krystalskreativity.blogspot.com/
Cindy - The Scrapping Room - http://scrappingroom.blogspot.com/
Cherie - One Heart Scrapper - http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com/
Darlene - Simple Southern Blessings - http://www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/
Jenny - PaperCut Creations - http://papercutcreations.blogspot.com/
Gayle - Grma Gayle's Corner - http://g-gayle.blogspot.com/
Jessica - Chick-n-Scrap - http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
Jessica - You're Always In My Heart - http://www.barrycrafty.blogspot.com/
Sandra wanted us to use our Imagine to create anything. Easy Peasy! I love my Imagine. I decided I wanted to show you how easy it is to use the Imagine to create gift bags and purses. They have so many cute designs on the cartridges and awesome patterns. These are all from the Imagine More Cards cartridge. All I did was pick one and press GO.
See that little one? That is what happens when you don't press "fit to page"! Isn't she cute? My daughter has claimed it.
Ready for more cuteness?
I love all the different patterns on this one. It would take you forever if you had to cut each piece and glue them on.
Now for the blog candy - how about a Cricut cartridge? I have Summer Vacation to give away. It has been opened, but unused and Reward points still good. Silly me, bought it twice and didn't realize it until I tried to upload it.
1. Sandra http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
2. Elsa http://cricutlvr.blogspot.com/
7. Lezlye http://www.lezlyes.blogspot.com/
8. Jenny http://kozfam5.blogspot.com/
9. Mistyrose http://sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot.com/
10. Gaby http://www.gabycreates.com/
11. Lauren http://www.laurenscreative.com/
12. Kristen http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
13. Haidee http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
14. Giselle http://crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
15. Yolonda http://www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/
16. Darlene http://talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/
17. Cristina http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/
18. Kristin http://www.pinkldycrafter.blogspot.com/
19. Candice http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/
A few years ago, I used to make hairbows and headbands. First, it was just so that my girls could have a bow in every color, then people started asking for them and it became a little business for me. I was making bows for 2 stores and friends. Busy! Then I started working more at our church preschool and it got stressful and lost its charm. And my girls weren't wearing them anymore. So now I am a paper crafter with a ton of ribbon in all colors, sizes and patterns!
Isn't this so cute? The sand castles is from Create a Critter and I printed the blue background paper and clouds from Imagine More cartridge. I used glossy accents on the flag and added a few buttons from my stash.
The sentiment is from Pink by Design's Summer Vacation set.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to play along with us this week at SoSaturdays Challenges.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The second blog hop is Imagine That by Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut. We are showcasing all the wonderful things you can do with the Imagine.
And last but not least is my design team project for Card Creations & More by C. Make sure you check out all the wonderful creations from our members.
See ya soon! Gotta get back to crafting!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I am entering this into the 1st challenge at Creative Critters Imaginations.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
DYSU Challenge - Green
Dutch Dare Card - Who's who in the zoo
The Paper Variety - Green
Critter Sketch - sentiment
Celebrate the Occaision - green, white and one other color