Sunday, July 31, 2011

Check it out!

So Cheri over at Little Miss Littleness is giving away some blog candy. If you like Paper Smooches stamps, you will love this giveaway! For a chance to win, you can check out her post here. Good luck! :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Paper Smooches Monthly Blog Hop!

So while I'm waiting for Matt and Summer to come up and visit me in Seoul for the day, I had some time to blog hop. I never miss the Paper Smooches blog hop, I haven't won yet, but I love their stamps so much that I keep trying. :) Part of the reason I love their blog hop so much is that it isn't very long, only 5 blogs to hop to. I don't have the patience to hop to many more than that, haha. They have recently teamed up with EAD Designs to make stickers and rub-ons. This monthly they are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a sticker set, a rub-on set and the winner's choice of a stamp set. To participate and learn more about their blog hop, you can visit their blog here. Good luck!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

MIA for a little while...

I'm going to be MIA for a little while. I'm currently in Seoul waiting to give birth to my son. My due date is on Wednesday, but it doesn't look like this little guy is coming anytime soon. I have a feeling he will end up being an August baby and I will probably need to be induced. I really miss crafting and can't wait to get back home and try to make something again. My first planned project when I get back is to make my baby sister Casey a belated birthday card. Her birthday is this weekend and I was too tired to make her a card before I left. See you guys in August!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mini Baby Shower Thank You Cards

Hello everyone! It's been a little while since I've posted anything. I'm 37 weeks pregnant and it's getting hard to get motivated enough to get some crafts done. But after watching Grey's Anatomy all day today and lying around in bed, I finally got the energy to get up and do a little crafting project. :) Tomorrow a friend from work is having her baby shower, she is having a little girl. I am going to get her some other stuff for her baby shower, but I also wanted to make her these cute little thank you notes.  The cards are 4" by 4". I used the New Arrival Cricut cart for the onesie circle and cut it at 3". I punched out the patterned paper from the Basic Grey "Olivia" collection with a 2 1/2" circle punch and then rolled the onesie circle through my Xyron and adhered the patterned paper to the back.
Here is a side view of the card, as you can see, I used Pop Dots to add a little dimension to the card. The "Thank You" stamp is from My Creative Time's "So Grateful For You" set. I embossed it with while embossing powder and then used my i-Rock to set the stones on either side of the saying and give it a little bling.  
I used some ribbon from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy "Leafy" collection to tie them all together. I hope she likes them! :) Thanks for stopping by! <3

Paper: Basic Grey "Olivia" collection
Stamps: "Thank You" sentiment from My Creative Time "So Grateful For You" set
Cricut: New Arrival onesie circle cut at 3"
Embellishments: i-Rock clear gems
Ribbon: American Crafts Dear Lizzy "Leafy" collection

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Extremely Late Father's Day Card

So...yeah. I am definitely really behind in sending stuff out to people, Father's Day cards included. I sent one to my dad on time and gave one to my husband on Father's Day, but I didn't get this card made for my Napa, father-in-law and step-father-in-law until last night and I finally mailed them out today. Better late than never right? ;) I made this card using my new MFT stamps, I love their products! They have great customer service so far too. I ordered something that was actually out of stock and they sent me a nice e-mail saying they would refund my money and let me know as soon as it was back in stock and they would not charge me for shipping when I re-order it.
The inside sentiment is from the same stamp set from MFT Stamps.

Paper: Tartan Plaid from the Basic Grey "Jovial" Collection
Stamps: "Let's Hear It For the Boys!" set from MFT Stamps
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pearls in "Latte"
Markers: Colored in stamp with plain old Crayola markers

Thanks for stopping by! <3

Monday, June 20, 2011

Number One Dad

Hey everyone! I finally made my husband a Father's Day card...on Father's Day while he was at work! Talk about last minute, haha. I am about 34 weeks pregnant now and the heat and humidity out here is starting to get to me. I spend most of my time in bed elevating my feet to try to get the swelling to go down when I want to craft, but I have to rest as much as I can. Anyway, I made this card using the current sketch from Mojo Monday, I love their blog, they give me just the inspiration I need. I thought this card was so perfect for my husband, he is a huge sports fanatic. Thanks for stopping by! <3
Here's a shot of the inside. I used my stamps from My Creative Time.

Paper: 7Gypsies Barcelona Paper in Baradell
Stamps: "Happy Father's Day" sentiment from My Creative Time's "You're My Best Buddy" set
Cricut: Rectangular shape cut from Storybook at 3 1/2", Football cut from Wrap It Up cart at 1 1/2"
Cuttlebug: Football embossed with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Embellishments: "No.1" letters and number from KI Memories Mini Alphabet Soup in Mushroom

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dad's Father's Day Card

So it's been a little while since I've posted anything. I finally finished my online class and now I am taking the next semester or two off while I get ready for the baby to get here. Now that I have a little more time, I need to catch up on my cardmaking and scrapbooking! My first order of business is to finish Father's Day cards. I didn't realize how close it is to Father's Day already, how time flies! Anyway, I got this sketch from Mojo Monday. If you enter a submission by 8pm Mountain Time on Sunday, 12 June, you enter for a chance to win a set of Verve stamps! I used the Winter Wonderland cart to cut the circle and the scallop circle because I don't have these punches. Thanks for stopping by! <3

-Cricut Cart: Circle and Scallop Circle cut from Winter Wonderland Cart at 2 1/2"
-Paper: Deer Paper from Basic Grey Jovial Collection
-Stamps: "Happy Father's Day" from "You're My Best Buddy" Set by My Creative Time
-Embellishments: Pearls from Kaisercraft in Lush