Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy "Owl-a-Ween" Blog Hop

Welcome to the: Happy "Owl-A-Ween" Blog Hop!

We have some of the very best crafters showcasing their projects using an owl with a Halloween theme! You will see cards, layouts, and altered art projects! We hope that our projects will inspire you to get crafty!

A grand prize will be sponsored by: Zannie Berry and this is the grand prize!

The grand prize winner will be announced on November 1. Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some crafters will also be giving away blog candy at their blog hop stops!

To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must visit all of the stops in the blog hop, become a follower of each blog hop (if you are not already), and leave a happy comment on each site! (Some crafters may have their own criteria for the blog candy they are giving away at their blog hop stop.)

Good luck! Happy scrapping! Have fun! Happy Halloween!

For my card, I chose to use my new Create a Critter 2 Cartridge and also a new Hampton Art stamp set that I got on clearance at Michael's! I absolutely love this image and paired with this sentiment (perfect for today's hop) is too cute!
Here is my finished product.

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Midnight Cloud patterned paper from Night And Fall paper pad by Recollections
*Orange stripe patterned paper from Boo Who paper pad by Recollections
*Create a Critter 2 Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 57) cut at 3"
*Elegant Edges Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 38 Leaves) cut at 3 1/2"
*Orange Licorice Trendy Twine
*Orange Stickles
*Purple Button
*Sentiments by Hampton Art

Next you will visit the lovely Sarah. Thank you for visiting and Happy "Owl"-a-ween!

This is a two day hop so be sure to check out all of these fantastic crafters! Here is the lineup in case you get lost.

Happy "Owl-A-Ween" Blog Hop - October 28

Blog Hop Line Up:

1 Suzanne   (Start Here)

7 LLuvia aka misses crafty   

17 Anita (You are here)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Disney Blog Hop: Some-bunny Loves you!

Welcome to the First Annual Blog Hop for...

Rett Syndrome Awareness

Your first stop should have been at Robin Lane's Blog, if you did not start there please go back to the beginning...

What is Rett Syndrome? Rett Syndrome is a devastating neurologic developmental disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls. It is usually caused by a mutation of the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome. Rett Syndrome is found in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world, and in every socioeconomic class. Rett Syndrome affects 1 in 15,000 female births. 

Early developmental milestones appear normal, but between 6-18 months of age, there is a delay or regression in development, particularly affecting speech, hand skills and coordination. A hallmark of Rett Syndrome is the repetitive hand movements that may include seizures, irregular breathing, swallowing difficulties, and curvature of the spine. Many individuals with Rett Syndrome live well into adulthood.
There is currently no cure.

We will have two lucky winners from this weekends blog hop.
You must be a follower of...
Leave a comment on each of the blogs to be entered to win one of the prizes.

Prize One is a Disney Princess Scrapbook Kit, and a few Goodies from the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, a bracelet, a pen, and a car magnet.
Prize Two is a Disney Theme Park Scrapbook Kit, and a few Goodies from the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, a bracelet, a pen, and a car magnet.
Along with the prizes I will be making two $5 donations to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation in each of the winners names in honor of my Daughter.
Here is the lineup in case you get lost. Remember you must leave a comment on each blog in order to be eligible.


  1. Robin L. - 
  2. Jenn Drowns Jackson - 
  3. Jamie Larsen - 
  4. Melissa Lipcsey -
  5. Melanie Rozwood -
  6. Ginger K. Morriello -
  7. An'Jenic Gibson -
  8. Angela Tondini Chamness -
  9. Julie McElhinney -
  10. Jennie Dewar -
  11. Angie Makein-Ashuk - 
  12. Anita Thibodeau -
  13. Blog Candy -


  1. Robin L. - 
  2. Sarah Walker Woodring -
  3. Amber Leeson Curtis -
  4. Suzanne Roseberry -
  5. L. B. -
  6. Robin Carroll - 
  7. Blog Candy -

For my project, I chose to use the Disney Classics Cartridge and Thumper along with my Even More Punnylicious set by My Pink Stamper. Thumper has so much innocence and I thought that this sentiment was perfect for the image.
Here is my finished product.

Don't you just want to snuggle him!!!!

Materials Used:
*Card 5 x 7
*Paper by Ki Memories Enchanting Paper Pad
*Disney Classics Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 68) Thumper 3 at 5"
*Elegant Edges Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 29) Leaves oblong shift and shadow shift at 5"
*My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious set

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cut It Up #4: Frankenstein Card

Welcome to Challenge #4 over at Cut It Up.  This challenge is to create a Halloween/Spooky themed project and remember to include a die-cut.  This challenge starts today and ends on October 31st at noon EST. You could win this beautiful prize donated by Trendy Twine.
10 yards of each bundle (Chocolate Truffle, 2 of Orangesicle, and Orange Truffle Trendy Twine. 

For my Halloween inspired project I chose to make a Center step card.  I have NEVER made one of these type of cards before until one of my DT sisters made this beautiful baby card for me.  So I had to try this cut out.  Here is the finished product...

Materials Used:
-Center fold card instructions found here
-Cardstock by Recollections
-K & Company Fall and Halloween paper stack
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (tree p. 52 @ 4 1/4", Frankenstein @ 3 1/4", fence p. 49 @ 3 1/2"
-Peachy Keen Everday Character Faces assortment (3/4") PK#490
-Trendy Twine Orange Licorice color
-Martha Stewart punch
-Purple button
-Gelly Roll white pen
-Dimensionals by Stampin Up
-Craft Smart stamp for sentiment ($1 bin at Michaels) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Challenges Entered:
Paper Playtime #86: Welcome to Booville
Cardz TV#118:  Anything Goes
Cardz TV DT#17:  Happy Fall-o-ween
More Than favors #76:  Halloween
Sentimental Sundays:  Halloween

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prostate Cancer Card

I found this beautiful paper the other day at a local scrapbooking shop, and it gave me the idea to make a male Cancer card.  Since September was National Prostate Cancer month, I am a little behind on it but thought to make it anyway.

Materials Used:
A2 size Card
Cardstock by Recollections
Patterned Paper by Karen Foster Designs Courage
Elegant Edges p. 29 @ 3 1/2" (Oblong Shift & Shadow Shift)
Mulberry Flowers
Ribbon from Stash
Sentiment from Computer
Blue Ink from Studio G ($1 bin at Michael's)

Monday, October 15, 2012

So excited!!!!!

On Saturday I participated in the Boo Who Blog Hop hosted by Erica from My Cricut Craft Room.  I am happy to say now that I been extended in invitation to join her DT!  I am so super happy and pumped.....

If you are not a follower, you need to be.  You can check out her wonderful blog here!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

1 year Blogoversary Winner!!!!

Finally I have had the chance to sit down and draw the name for my 1 year Blogoversary.  Remember the winner receives this huge package of goodies!

It includes the following:
-30 mini Fabric Flowers
-Baby Girl Journal stickers by Colorbok
-large pack of bling
-Hullabaloo Shimmer Alphabet Stickers
-Stickopotamus Vellum Roses Stickers
-Laura Ashley Adhesive envelopes (2 packs)
-Chipboard embellishments by EK Success
-Chipboard album (blank)
-Baby Girl and Baby Boy Bragbook kit by Deja Views
-Winter Card Making Kit
-K & Company Sweet Nectar Designer mat pad
-Studio 18 Paper Pack
-Studio 18 Paperflowers with bling
-Paula Deen paper pack
-Metal Alphabets with brads
-Paula Deen tag pad
-Tag Maker rims
-Glitter Pens
-Paper Bliss Accent tags
-Ribbon Pack
-Studio G Glitter Glue
-2 Way Glue Pen
-Stampology Border Love Each Day set
-Studio G rubber stamp

and the winner is......... Tara Barnes Brueing from Craftin Desert Divas.
Thank you Tara.  You have 1 week from this post to contact me with your mailing address of I will redraw!

Craftin Desert Divas said...
One of my favorite cards of yours is the Happy Bee lated Birthday action wobble card. Love it!!


Craftin Desert Divas

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happy Halloween Witch

Thank you for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room's Boo Whoo Blog Hop. This is a one day only blog hop with WONDERFUL projects by all listed.  I'm sure it will get you in the "Who-lloween" mood.
Today's sponsor is Erica's Craft Room, please comment on all of the blogs to be entered to win the prizes. The Teresa Collins Chic & Scary cricut cartridge, as well at the Pumpkin Carvings Cricut cartridge. You must be a follower of My Cricut Craft Room to win.
For my project, I have made a 6 x 9 card using A Child's Year Cricut cartridge to share with you today. 

The cut can be found on p. 53 of the manual.  The patterend paper is from the All Seasons paper pack by Recollections & Boo Who Paper Pack (black/purple checkered) .

The border is a Martha Stewart Border Punch and the sentiment is by Craft Smart ($1 bin at Michael's) while the bat is from Hampton Art clear stamp set.

Here is the lineup in case you get lost.  Don't forget to comment on all blogs to be eligible for the great giveaway.  Next you will visit Lori Johnson Apgar.

My Cricut Craft Room-


Jenn Drowns Jackson

Lisa Chamberlain

Tara Barnes Bruening

Anita Thibodeau-

Lori Johnson Apgar-

Holly Switlik Gagnon -

Laura Budde-

Erica's Projects

Tami Allore Matheson- Http://

Ginger K. Morriello-

Susie Lewis Gerdes-

Elizabeth Kennedy-

Robin Carroll-

Theodora Diamantopoulos-Stacey

Robin Lane-

Jessica Shelton

Blog Candy

Friday, October 12, 2012

Gobble `till you Wobble!

Hi Blogger buddies.  I am so happy to be the guest designer for Karen over at Little Scrap Pieces this week!  The theme of this week's challenge is Thanksgiving or Fall Colors.  We celebrated Thanksgiving In Canada this past weekend and my family and husband's family joined in the feast!  It was a beautiful celebration.
I have a lot to be Thankful for.  I have a wonderful and loving husband and we just celebrated our 6th Wedding Anniversary on Thanksgiving.  We have 3 beautiful and healthy kids, and life is good!

I wanted to use my new Create a Critter 2 cartridge that I got for our Anniversary (my hubby knows me well...) and the turkey cut!  I love the saying "Gobble 'till you Wobble" and of course had to put my little feathered friend on an Action Wobble.

Materials Used:
*A2 Size card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper from All Seasons paper pad by Recollections
*Create a Critter 2 cartridge by Provocraft (p. 62 Turkey at 3 1/2", Pumpkin at 2", Phrase at 1 1/4")
*Peachy Keen PK#754 Critter Faces Medium set
*Action Wobble
*Baker's Twine
*Button from Stash
*Red Stickles
*Sentiment printed from computer
*Ek Success Scallop Punch

Challenges Entered:
Die Cutting Divas:  Fall Color Challenge
Cardz TV #118:  Anything Goes

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Spooky Scene Card

I am so excited.  I went to Michael's the other day and they finally had Create a Critter 2.  Needless to say, this cartridge is my new favorite.  Such cute cuts and a huge variety to pick from.
I wanted to make this cute scene card using some of my favorite Halloween cuts from CAC 2.  I chose to use the haunted house, a few tombstones, the pumpkin and of course the vampire bat.  I put the vampire bat on an action wobble.  Everything I used is from my scrap pile except for the card base itself. Here's the finished product.

Materials Used:
-"S" fold card 6 x 9 (scored in half) card base
-Cardstock by Recollections
-Patterned paper from Boo Who Halloween Paper stack by Recollections
-Create a Critter 2 cartridge by Provcraft (p.54 pumpkin @ 1 1/2", tombstones @ 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2", p. 55 house @ 4 1/2", p. 59 bat @ 1 1/2")
-Action Wobble
-Foam tape
-White Gelly Roll Pen
-Sentiment by Hampton Art

Challenges Entered:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cut It Up Challenge #3:

Welcome to the 3rd Challenge over at Cut It Up!  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, make a paper project that deals with this theme and remember to include a die-cut somewhere on your project. You could win this fabulous prize sponsored by Cut It Up! This challenge runs till October 17th at Noon!

For my card, I used Elegant Edges and my new Flower Shoppe cartridge. I have always loved the definition of courage and wanted to use it as my "inspiration" for this card.

Hope you like it!

Materials Used:
A2 size card
Cardstock by Recollections
Pink cardstock for flowers by Bazzill In The Pink
Patterned paper by K & Co Jubilee Pink & Teal Collage
Elegant Edges Cartridge (p. 29) @ 3 1/2" using Oblong Shift and Shadow shift
Flower Shoppe Cartridge (p. 12) @ 4 1/2", 4", 3 1/2" and 2", Heart Leaves cut at 1 1/4"
Ribbon from stash
Pink chalk ink by Stampin' Up for quote mat
Sentiment printed from computer

Challenges Entered:
Fantabulous Cricut #131:  Breast Cancer Awareness (use Pink)
Celebrate the Occasion #82:  Breast Cancer Awareness
Link Up For Pink