Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Good morning everyone. I though I would post my sister's birthday card before I got ready for church this morning. The baby in the family turns 18 tomorrow!! We aren't doing anything special as we have re booked our trip to Niagara Falls so we will be there all week. But it will be special for my sister because she loves Dolphins and has never seen one up close so the water shows will be great for her. Here is the card I made for her:

Here is what I used:
Wild Card Cartridge: card 5.5"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder from Once Upon A Princess set, used on outside and inside of card, embossed butterflies onto dark purple and cut them out and added pop dots on front of card.
My Pink Stamper: Sweetest Cupcakes "Happy Birthday"
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Milled Lavender on the inside of card to make the embossing pop
Stickles: Crystal for the dots on the embossing
Buttons from the dollar store, hot glue gun

My sisters favourite colour is purple and right know she loves butterflies so I knew what I wanted to do for her card. I have found that I really love embossing and then cutting out the embossed image and adding it on top of the embossed image to give it a 3D effect.

Sadly this will probably be my last post until I get back from holidays which won't be until August 6, but I will have alot of catching up to do!!

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far

God Bless


Friday, July 29, 2011

Card using My Creative Time Stamps and A Music Video

Good morning everyone. The wake and the funeral for my grandmother went well. It wasn't a sad occasion, it was a celebration of her life. We know where she is and we are happy for her. It's bitter sweet. The night I got the message from my mom that she had passed, I was laying in bed with my 3 year old daughter. When I told her that Grandma D had passed away and was in Heaven with Jesus just had a big smile on her face and started bouncing up and down saying YAYAYA!! My first reaction was "No that's not a good thing" but as soon as the words came out of mouth I knew I was wrong and my daughter was right. Grandma D is in Heaven with Jesus celebrating her home coming. The song that came to me was "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me. Grandma D doesn't have to imagine what it will be like when The Lord takes her home.
Here is the video

On to the card that I made. I made this card when she was in the hospital.

What I Used:
4x5 1/2 inch piece of paper and embossed it using a butterfly folder from the Once Upon A princess cuttlebug  cricut companions. I then embossed another piece of paper in the same colour with the same folder. I cut out the three butterflies from the paper and added stickles "crystal". I took a lighter green piece of paper and stamped the sentiment on it. Sentiment and frame are from My Creative Time: Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words (Accents). I used black ink from the dollar store.

I believe the sentiment to be true. God knows how much we can handle and knows that He will be there with us to help us through the hard times in live. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and I hope you watch the music video.

Thanks Kristan

Have A Blessed Day!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shaker card For Crafty Sprout (formally known as CricutLove)

Good morning everyone. Well it's not a really good morning for me. Monday night my grandmother passed away suddenly and tonight is the wake. It's been a rough few days but I know that she is with our Heavenly Father. I didn't think I would get this card up before the beginning of August because I was suppose to be leaving Tuesday morning for our holidays but cancelled due to the death. I find that crafting helps take my mine of things. So for todays card I made a shaker card, I have never made one before but when I saw Erika's video over at Crafty Sprouts I knew I wanted to try one.  Here it is:

Here is what I used:
B is for Boys Cricut Lite Cartridge: card base 7" welded two together,words 3.5",onsie 3" I made two of them and put a 1.5" circle in the middle of one of them.
I used the plastic from the cartridge case to cover the hole. Inside I used 4 buttons and a PK face from Everyday Character Face Assortments. I inked the onsie with green ink from the dollarstore.
This inside I stamped two stamps (from inkadinkado) and then cut them out and used pop dots to adhere them. I also used a double layer of pop dots to hold the two onsies together (Erika used mounting tape but I don't own any).

This card is for my friend who just a had a baby boy a week ago.

I am entering it into Erika's shaker card challenge. You have until August 5th to get your cards linked (just follow the link above to get to Erika's blog)

God Bless

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

100 follower Giveaway over at Scrappin' For Kenzie

Hey guys we all know what it is like to just start out on our blogs, I came across Michelle's blog Scrappin' For Kenzie and she hoping to reach 100 followers. She has a big giveaway once she reaches that goal. Please go show her some love. Thanks

I Won A Yudu Cardshop!!!!

Good Morning!! On Monday The Shopping Channel aired, the Yudu Cardshop, The Cricut Imagine and The Martha Stewart Cake. The Offical Cricut Facebook had a contest to win a Yudu Cardshop, a Cricut Imagine Cartridge and A Martha Stewart Cricut Cake signed by Martha Stewart. All you had to do was answer 3 questions about the airing and you were entered to win. Well they only had 33 responses so I knew my chances were good but never expected to see my name on the winners list. I didn't get to check until later yesterday but I did I won the Yudu Cardshop which is the one I was going to order. I already own the Cricut Cake and I don't own an Imagine (although after watching the airing and it being $299 with 3 carts. and 2 ink I really am wanting it, but I am holding off for the E2). Anyways I don't know much about the Yudu other then watching 15 minutes of the infomercial so if anyone could give me tips or know of any blogs that show case it or You Tube Videos it would be really helpful!! Can't wait to use it, but it won't be cards I use it for, it will be diaper shirts!!

Have a Great Morning!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Craft Channel welcomes Brittany Of One Charming Party

Good Morning, for those of you who have not heard of My Craft Channel you don't know what you are missing out on!! Today they announced their 7th host Brittany from One Charming Party. To learn more follow the link above. They are also doing 20 cricuts in 20 days (giveaway).

This is what the giveaway is for today!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Simply Sunday: Food For Thought Challenge

Good Afternoon, it's quite gloomy were I live, there was a thunderstorm at 5a.m this morning that kept me up, it hasn't rained since but it is still dark out. Anyways Over at Getting Cricky With K Andrew  there was a new Simply Sunday Challenge called Food For Thought. When I first saw this challenge I knew I wanted to do a lunch box, then I was trying to figure out what I was going to put on it and in it. Then the words "Soul Food" came to me. I was a little stumped and couldn't figure out what I was going to do with that. Then it came to me. Scriptures; the word of God (The Bible) is our "Soul Food". So here is what I made:

What I Used:

Life's  A Party Cartridge: Box 6.5"
Stamps from dollar store for the words, Fiskars shell punch, purple ink from dollar store, brads from the dollar store paper from Costco and computer to print out the Scriptures.

This is going to be part of my daily devotionals and I will add more scriptures in the future.

Hope this inspires you to feed your Soul.

Have A Great Day and don't forget to hop over to Kristal's Blog and enter the challenge.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Scrapper in the Making:Colour Challenge

Good Afternoon!! After a busy morning of having a garage sale and cleaning up afterwards, I was finally able to sit down and make a card for Felicia's over at Scrapper In The Making 100+ follower giveaway Day 6. All week long she was having giveaways for reaching 100 followers. Day 6 was to make a card with the following colours in in:
Royal Blue
Kraft(or Brown)
Golden Yellow

Here is what I am entering:

Here is what I Used:
"Just Because" Cards Cartridge: Everything cut at 5" except the words cut at 4"
Cuttlebug embossing folders

You have until July 20th at Midnight PST to enter in the challenge just follow the link above!!

Have a Great Day!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Craft Channel:Fifth Host Revealed:Teresa Collins and Bonus Giveaway

My Craft Channel just announced that Teresa Collins is going to be joining this fall as a host!! Stop over to there blog to learn more. Today they are giving away and E2 as well as a bonus giveaway.

Stinkin' Cute Award Number 3

Good morning, I was looking throught the blogs I follow and found that Kathy from The 3 E's Blog had given me the Stickin' Cute Award (third one this week). Thank you so much Kathy. Please stop by Kathy's blog and show her some love. She is part of a very talented DT over at Kristal's Getting Cricky With K Andrew. Don't forget they are having a hop starting at 9p.m EST tonight over at Kristal's blog.

I will be passing this on to the following cuties:

1. Crafting with Katie
2.Scrapper in the Making
3.Making Pretty Things

Please stop by these ladies blogs they are all so talented. 

Have A Great Day!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stinkin Cute Blog Award

Good Morning again!! I just came across Brenda's post at Creativity Is Only A State Of Mind and found out that she awarded me the Stinkin Cute Award. This is my second time winning this award. I just want to thank Brenda for awarding me this. Please stop by her blog, she is a very nice and talented lady and is part of Kristal's blog hop that starts tomorrow over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew. I will be passing this onto 4 cuties:

1. Nana at Younique Reflections
2.Kate at Small Bits Of Paper
3.Rhonda at Scrap Happens
4.Tara at Homemade Happiness

Please go visit these ladies. Nana is involved in a Hop coming up July 24-July 27 called Father's Love Faith Blog Hop. Kate and Tara are both my fellow Canadians and are so sweet and talented. Rhonda is queen of the shaped mini albums ( I won one for the month of August and can't wait to see what she has done with it).

Have a great Day!!

Scrappy Moms Stamps:Terrific Tuesday Challenge-Preserves

Good Morning!! I wanted to enter the Scrappy Moms Stamps challenge this week because I just received my first stamp set from them called Designers Choice. The challenge was to use the Preserves cart. or if you don't own that cart. a similar cut. I don't own the Preserves cart. so I used "Just Because" Cards for the card I made. Here it is:

Here is what i used:
"Just Because" Cards Cart.: Peaches 0.7", truck 5.5"
Scrappy Moms Stamps: Designers Choice "Sending Loads Of Love!"
Photo corner punch,white gel pen, blue ink from dollar store, and probably my most favourite thing on the card the crochet floss. I was at a yard sale last weekend and found a huge box of this stuff and was only going to buy a few colours. My mom said your not going to buy the whole box are you? I said no just a few. I asked the lady how much she wanted for the stuff and she said actually $3 for the whole box. I said I'll take it. Needless to say I have a huge box of crochet floss that you will be seeing alot of on my projects.

Have a Great Day!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Getty Cricky Blog Hop coming this Friday!!!

Good Morning!! Two more days and Kristal over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew is having her blog hop.

The following can be found on Kathy from The 3 E's Blog
and Amy from Love To Crop

When: This Friday, July 15th beginning at 9pm EST (6pm PST) and continuing through Sunday...
Why: To support our fallen HEROES... We will each be featuring special "Thank You" cards to be delivered during the "Run for the Fallen" in Maine..."Run for the Fallen Maine is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.

On Sunday August 21, 2011 the 4th run to honor our heroes will be held. This is a 65 kilometer event with each kilometer being dedicated to the memory of one of our heroes that lived in Maine, had family from Maine or had some ties to our home State."

One of our Design Team Sisters, Rebecca of The Crafting Misfit, will be hand-delivering these cards during this very special event... If you would like to help support this cause, there will be an opportunity for you to also make a card for the event (stop back on Friday for all the details)... The organization is also accepting donations for the event. You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...
Where: Begins at Getting Cricky with K Andrew and includes the Design Team and a Special Guest...
What to bring: YOU!! Of course, sharing this special occasion with others is welcome and appreciated!!
Go visit each of these ladies for extra chances at there blog candy they are giving away during the hop!! And don't forget to join in the hop and support what Kristal is doing!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Join My Craft Channel's Blog

Good Afternoon Bloggers!! I just came across the new blog My Craft Channel today they welcomed Stacy Julian. To learn more follow this link My Craft Channel. They are doing 20 days of giving away Cricut machines. Today they are giving away the E2. Hop on over there and check them out!!

have a great day!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Simply Sunday "Fashion-ista" Challenge At Getting Cricky With K Andrew

Good morning (again), Yesterday Kristal over at Getting Cricky with KAndrew posted her Simply Sunday"Fashion-ista" Challenge. The project I made for this challenge is a shopping bag with little outfits and shoes in it. My mom calls me a shopaholic. I am a single mom so I never pay full price for anything (even if I wasn't a single mom I probably would be the same way). When I see a sale on clothes for my daughter I buy one in each colour or pattern. It's hard when you have to buy clothes for each new season, thankfully my daughter is tiny and gets to wear her clothes for two summers/spring/fall/winter instead of one. Here is my Project:

Here is what I used:
Tag,Bags,Boxes and More Cartridge: Shopping bag 6" paper from Costco, Price tags 1"
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge: outfits/shoes and hangers all cut at 8.2" Cotton Candy Stickles on outfits
I also used purple,pink and blue ink(Dollar store) to ink each outfit/shoes, paper from Michaels Recollection
Stamp is from Michaels: Recollections-Label Me Sweet
Ribbon on bag is from Fabric Land: Craft Essentials-Wine
Thread holding the tags is from Michaels sorry I don't know the name as I threw the lable out.

Head over to Kristals blog (link above) to join in the challenge, it ends July 16th at Midnight

Stinkin' Cute Blog Award

Good morning, 2 days ago I was award the Stinkin' Cute Blog Award from Annette at My Crafty Designs. She is very sweet and talented. Head over there and show her some love!! The only rule is to pass it along to other bloggers.

I am passing it onto:

Please go show these woman some love they are all very talented and sweet people!!
Have a great day!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Very Fast Birthday Card

As promised I am back to show you a very quick and easy birthday card. Friday morning after doing my blogger stuff I checked facebook and saw that it was a girl that I babysit for birthday. I had forgotten about it(she had an early party in April so I had forgot her birhtday was in July). This card probably only took me like not even 5 minutes to make. We were not looking after her daughter Friday but she was stopping by with our pay, so I didn't know when she was coming. Here is the card:

What I used: CuttleBug Embossing folder:Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday stamp from Michaels(1.50 bin)
Chipboard Butterfly
Card stock, sorry I don't know measurements as I was in a hurry and didn't really measure. Cardstock is from Michaels I am pretty sure it is one of the recollection stack.

Have a great night!!

100 follower Giveaway Over At Scrapper In The Making

Good Morning everyone, I came across Felicia's post from Scrapper in The Making. She is having a 7 day giveaway for reaching 100 followers!! Day 1 we have to leave a comment on the post as well as get as many of our blogger friends to comment and let her know that "I" sent you. The person with the most referals gets one of the prizes. if you could pop over to Felicia's blog and let her know I (Crazy4Christ) sent you I would really appreciate it. As well if you like what you see on her blog then become a follower she has a lot of cute projects!!
Have a great morning and I should be back with a super easy and fast card later on today!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Simply Sunday:Summer Time Fun Challenge

Kristal over at Getting Cricky With K Andrews had a Simply Sunday Challenge this week doing a project with Summer Time Fun!! This summer I am taking my daughter to Marineland ( two weeks I can't wait). I decided to do an explosion box to look like an aquarium that I will put our pictures in from our trip. It is not fully complete as I am waiting for Kristals Splashtastic Summer Stamp set to arrive. Here is my entry:

Sorry pictures are a little dark!!
Here is what I used:
Fabulous Finds Cartridge: Box 3.7" and welded 4 of them together
Create A Critter Cartridge: Jelly Fish 1"
                                          Whale 1.6"
                                          Octopus 1.5"
                                          Fish 1"
                                          Sea Weed 3"
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge: Outside panels 3.5" frosted lace stickles on all of them
                                                       Turtle 1.7"
                                                        Shells 2"
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge: Girl 3"
                                                   Water(waves) 1" baby blue stickles   
Doodle Charms Cartridge: Sea Horse 1.8"

I also used gems from the dollar store for all the animals eyes. The inside of the explosion box I cut
 3 1/2" x10 1/2" piece of blue cardstock(Michaels) and scored it at 3 1/2 "and 7". I then used my ATG gun to glue the pieces on to the flaps of the inside of the box. This is where I will add the stamps and the pictures!! I used pop dots on the girl and the waves. For the outside of the box I used a plastic bag cut up to tape around each of the panels to look like the glass of a fish tank.

I will post pictures once the stamps and pictures are added. Thanks
P.S you still have few more hours to enter Kristals Challenge (ends at Midnight tonight)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Blog

Stephanie over at Whimsical Wednesday is having a blog hop that starts at 7p.m EST today (July 8th). There will be lots of prizes and you get to meet the new design team. The grand prize is a Gypsy!! There are extra chances of winning it if you head over to her blog and follower her instructions!! She has a great blog with lots of challenges. You can follow the link above or on my side bar I have the badge for the hop.
Have a Great Day!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Train Layout

I am really trying to catch up on posting all the layouts I have made for my daughters scrapbook This layout picture was taken with my old camera so the pictures are not the greatest.

Here is what i used:
New Arrivals Cartridge: train 5" cuttled bugged each train different
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge:person in green cut at 2.5, person in pink cut at 2", train tracks 1.6" (3 of them welded together), crossing sign 6.5", camera cut at 2.5"
Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge: Choo Choo 1" white gel pen to add stitching
Peachy Keen Stamp set: Everyday Character Face Assortment
I also added the train ticket that we got for the ride.  This was at out local zoo and my daughters first time on the train. Over 2 years ago, it's me and my brother in the picture with her.

Fall Layout

I made this layout months ago and am just know posting it, I am really behind on posting my layouts.

Here is what I used:
Doodle Charms Cartridge: Barrel.5"
Just Because Cards Cartridge: apples 2.5"
Accent Essentials Cartridge: leaves 1" I inked the edges of all them, all 50 of them!!
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge: Tree 6.5"
Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge: "Fall" 1"
I matted the pictures of my daughter with orange and yellow card stock from Michaels (sry for the glare on the pictures)
The pictures I took myself in my front yard. We had a mini photo shoot, my daughter loves the camera.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Giveaway Alert

Melanie over at In Love With A Bug is having a huge giveaway in honour of almost reaching 200 followers, below is a picture of what she is giving away, she is leaving it opened til July 31 2011 at midnight CST. So go check her blog out, she has done some really great projects!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Canada Day Layout

I hope everyone is having a good long weekend and a safe one!! Where I live we celebrate Canada Day (July 1). Tara over at Homemade Happiness hosted a Canada Day Blog Hop and asked that we make something and link it back to her blog. I wanted to do a layout but I wanted to do something different on it. I look up on the computer different inventions that originated in Canada and decided to cut them out using my cricut and have them on my layout.

What I Used:
Everyday Paper Dolls: Girl 5", hockey net 2.5",hockey stick 3.5",basketball 3.5",football post 2"
Create A Critter: beaver  1.3",wagon 1.7"
Niftey Fifties: telephine 2", t.v 2", bowling pin and ball 2"
background paper is from Michaels, canada on the wagon is cut from a braclet from the dollar store came with the flag the girl is holding. I used a white gel pen to write EH? on her dress and add some detail to the dress. I used Peachykeen stamp set Happy Lashes with black in ink from the dollar store.
I cut out two pieces of white card stock and 4 pieces of red card stock to make the side-ways Canada flags that my daughters pictures will go in.

Television-Reginald A Fessenden 1927
Telephone-Alexander Graham Bell 1876
Basketball-James Naismith 1892
5 Pin Bowling-Thomas E Ryan 1909
Football Goal Post- Jim Trimble 1965
Ice Hockey -1850's by British Soldiers in Nova Scotia than in 1879 McGill university in Montreal framed formal rules

These are just some of the things I found that were invented in Canada that I was able to cut out. I am proud to be a Canadian!!!! You have until July 7th to link your Canada Day themed projects to Tara's blog, just follow the link above. Have a great rest of the weekend and Happy Early 4th of July to my American Followers!!