Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentine's #11: You're Tweet

Happy Tuesday everyone!  There
Our family always makes Valentine's for each other!  My son is obsessed with Angry Birds, along with every other child out there.  So for his Valentine's this year, I made him an Red Angry Bird one.  I got the measurements for the Angry Bird from Pajama Crafter and it can be found here.  I used George & Basic Shapes for the Red Angry Birds and Elegant Edges for the card.

Materials Used:
*Elegant Edges (p. 26) at 4 1/4"
*George and Basic Shapes for Red Bird 
*Hero Arts for Sentiment on back
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by My Minds Eye Complete Boy paper stack

Monday, January 28, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentines #10: You make me HOPPY!

Another day, another kid Valentine.  Only 4 left to go in this series.   I love today's Valentine.  I found this cute little patterned paper with frogs in it and of course, matched a cute little frog in front.  Here he/she is!

Cute little hopper....

Materials Used:
*Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge by Provocraft (p. 26) at 4 1/4"
*Create a Critter  Cricut cartridge by Provocraft (p. 24) frog cut at 2 3/4
*My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious
*patterned paper  All Seasons paper pad by Recollections
*Hero Arts for Sentiment

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentine's #9: U R Dino-mite

Today's kid valentine is perfect for those little boys in your life that LOVE dinosaurs! I used Elegant Edges for the card itself and Create a Critter for the dinosaur.

Materials Used:
*Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge by Provocraft (p. 37) at 4 3/4"
*Create a Critter  Cricut cartridge by Provocraft (p. 51) cut at 3", phrase at 1 1/4"
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Hero Arts stamp set for sentiment
*Red Glitter Glue by Studio G

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentine's #8: You're A Great Catch

Welcome to #8 of the 14 Days of Valentine's for kids.  Today, I made another boy Valentine featuring baseball.  I used George and Basic Shapes for the base and Boys Will Be Boys for the baseball and glove and paired it with a My Pink Stamper set.

Materials Used:
*George and Basic Shapes  Cricut cartridge by Provocraft  (Circle) cut at 3 3/4" and 4" (red)
*Boys Will Be Boys Cricut cartridge by Provocraft (p.29)  glove cut at 2 1/4", baseball (p. 39) at 1 1/2"
*Patterned paper by My Minds Eye Complete Boy paper stack
*My Pink Stamper Even more Punnlicious

Friday, January 25, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentines #7: You're the Cat's Meow!

Happy Saturday everyone!  Here is my 7th kid Valentine in the series...half way there! I hope this is giving you some good ideas as of what you can make.
For this Valentine, I used Cricut's Sweetheart cartridge and Create a Critter.

Materials Used:
*Sweethearts Cricut  Cartridge (p. 72) cut at 3 3/4" with scallop and shadow feature
*Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge (p. 38) at 2" (cat)
*My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious stamp set
*Patterned paper by Heidi Grade Designs Love Of My Life Candy 
*Studio G glitter Glue

Cut It Up #11: Love is in the Air

Welcome to another Friday challenge at Cut It Up!  This week our challenge is all about Love In The Air.  You are to create  a Valentine's Day project and remember to use a die cut somewhere  in your project!  You could win this amazing prize sponsored by Cut It Up.
For my project, I used a cute little monkey from Create a Critter 2 and paired him with a Peachy Keen face.

Remember this challenge starts today, January 25th and ends February 6th.  For more amazing projects, check out the Cut It Up Design Team.

Materials Used:
*Easel card
*Pink mat from All Seasons Paper stack by Recollections
*Green Mat by K & Co Sweet Nectar Mat Stack
*Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 34) vine at 6 1/2", monkey at 3 3/4", phrase at 1 3/4", bananas at 1 1/2"
*Peachy Keen PK#754 Medium Critter Faces
*Brads by Martha Stewart Bright Flower Fabric Brads
*Studio G Glitter Glue
*Heart Bling
*Foam Tape
*Ribbon from Dollar Store

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentine's #6: Turtley Awesome

Welcome to another Valentine's in the 14 Days of Valentine's for kids! Today, I used Create a Critter (who doesn't love this cartridge) and Elegant Edges for the card.

Materials Used:
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 40) cut at 4 1/2"
*Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 64) at 1 1/2"
*Cardstock by Recollections
*My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious
*K & CO Valentine's Day paper pad

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Music Gives a Soul to the Universe

Good evening!  It is FREEZING in New Brunswick, Canada today!  Currently, it is -21 and with the windchill, it feels like -32!  It is supposed to be cold all week long.  Brrrrr.  Great weather for flannel jammies.
I wanted to post a project that I made for someone very special to me.  She is like another sister or mother and she means the world to me.  Our connection is through music, especially with voice and piano!  She is truly a gifted musician. I wanted to make her something that she could put on her Grand Piano.
Here is my project....

  Materials Used:
*8 x 10 frame
*A Child`s Year Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 50) Icon shift at 5" (Grand Piano)
*font from Plantin Schoolbook at 3/4"
*Black Cricut vinyl
*Patterned paper by Recollections Music Notes

Challenges Entered:
Fantabulous Cricut #145: Sound of Music

The 14 Days of Valentine's #5: Puppy Love

 Another day, another Valentine's for kids!  I designed this Valentine's using Create a Critter and paired it with a My Pink Stamper stamp!

Materials Used:
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 35) at 4 1/2"
*Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 34) at 3"
*My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious stamp set
*K & CO Valentine's Day
*Hero Arts stamp for Sentiment

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentine's #4: You're scent-sational

Welcome to the 4th Kid Valentine in The 14 Days of Valentine's.  Today, I am here to showcase my 4th project for this series.  I am sticking with quick and simple children's Valentine's that are great for those class sets that we all find ourselves rushing out to buy, or in this case, make!
I love My Pink Stamper stamps.  Such cute phrases.  This card today will showcase the Even More Punnylicious stamp set by My Pink Stamper.  I paired it with a cute skunk from Create a Critter.

Materials Used:
*A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 33)  tag at 2 1/2"
*Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 31) skunk at 2 1/2"
*Peachy Keen PK#754 Critter Faces Medium
*My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious
*tag mat 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
*Sentiment by Hero Arts
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by K & Co Valentine's Day

Monday, January 21, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentine's #3: You're A Great Catch!

Time for the 3rd Valentine for kids!  This took a little longer getting Nemo together but with the release of Finding Nemo in 3D this year, I'm sure it will be a huge hit!
I paired it with the perfect sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Even More Punnylicious set.

Materials Used:
*Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 60) tag cut at 5"
*Best of Pixar Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 21) Nemo cut at 3"
*Patterned paper by K & Co Best of K & Co paper stack
*My Pink StamperEven More Punnylicious stamp set
*Hero Arts Stamp Set (sentiment)
*Cardstock by Recollections

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentine's #2: To my beary best friend!

Welcome to Valentine's Day card for Kids #2.  This was such a cute little card and perfect for boys and girls.  I used Create a Critter 2 and Elegant Edges for this card.

Materials Used:
*Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 33) at 2 1/4"
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 32) at 4"
*Patterned paper by Pebbleinc Love XOXO Hearts
*Cardstock by Recollections
*My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious stamp set
*Ribbon from Dollarstore
*Cherry Red Baker's Twine by My Craft Spot
*Hero Arts Stamp Set (sentiment)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winter's In The Air Blog Hop

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but these projects are so delightful. 

Welcome to the ‘Winter’s In The Air’ blog hop.  

We have all made projects to warm your heart, and potentially decorate your home, during these snowy months.

If you comment on everyone’s post you will be entered to win this from Melanie.  It includes paper, stickers, metal embellies, adhesive, mists, stencils, a journal and more.  Be sure to check back on Tuesday, Jan 22 to see who won.

If you've hopped along from Nancy's blog, then you are in the right place!  If you are just joining me from your dashboard, please be sure to click here to start at the beginning with Melanie's Blog.

For my project, I created this cute little winter card using the Simply Charmed Cartridge.

And the inside....

Next on the hop is Ashley. Here is the line up for today.

Have a great weekend and thanks for hopping with us.

Materials Used:
*A2 size card
*Patterned paper by DCWV Tis the Season 
*All cardstock by Recollections
*Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p.65) at 1 3/4"
*Pink Mittens paper by Chatterbox
*DMC Pink and Green Embroidery Floss
*Sentiment by My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
*Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Friday, January 18, 2013

The 14 Days of Valentine's #1: Bee Mine

Welcome to my newest series.  In the next few weeks, I will be making 14 tags that are quick and simple, perfect for those class sets of kid's Valentine's.
For my first project, I chose to use Create a Critter 2 and Elegant Edges.

Materials Used:
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 30) at 4" Butterfly 1
*Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 31) at 2", phrase at 1 1/2"
*Peachy Keen PK#490 Everyday Character Faces Assortment at 1"
*Patterned paper by K & Co Valentine's Day
*Hero Arts Stamp (Happy Valentine's Day sentiment)
*Studio G Glitter Glue
*Heart Bling from
*Cardstock by Recollections

Friday, January 11, 2013

Cut It Up Challenge #10: In With The New

For Nana's Birthday Bash Blog Hop click Here.
For Teresa's Blogaversary Blog Hop click HERE.

Good morning blogger friends!  I hope you had a fantastic holiday season filled with lots of love.  Can you believe it's 2013!
Our challenge this week at Cut It Up is In With the New. Create a paper project with a new crafty item that you got for the holidays.  Didn't get any crafty items? No worries, just use something from your stash that you bought and have not yet used.  Remember to use a die cut!  You could win this fabulous prize sponsored by Cut It Up.

What a great prize!!!! Now onto the challenge....
My husband and relatives spoiled me in the crafting department this Christmas. This is what I was spoiled with.

So for my something "new" I used my new Cars Cricut Cartridge.  I love the images on this cartridge but so intricate to cut out.  I decided to make my son a layout for his scrapbook when he got his first "big boy bed."

Materials Used:
*12 x 12 layout
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Cars Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft
               -Road (p.45) at 4"
               -McQueen 2 (p.32) cut at 3 3/4"
               -Mater 1 (p.51) cut at 3 3/4
*Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (font cut at 1" and 1/2" for "s" "t")
*Patterned paper by Sandy Lion Disney Cars (SC1010)

Teresa's Blogaversary Blog Hop

Hello to all our crafty friends! We have a great blog hop for you today. A little over a year ago Teresa began this new blog to celebrate the fact she wanted a change in her life. And for that change to be permanent came lots of prayer and leaning on God to give the right answers. The answers He needed to give not the answers Teresa desired. Well here we are 1 year later and Teresa is a Stay at Home Wife loving life and doing all she needs to do to create a warm, loving atmosphere for her family!

So thanks for joining us today...Teresa asked all the participants to create something that represented a change in their life...So hop on along.

If you've hopped along from Angela then you are in the right place.  If you are just joining us, please be sure to click here to start at the beginning so you do not miss any of the fun. There will be some awesome blog candy for one hopper that follows and comments on each blog along the way.  Teresa will be choose with Random. org the winner on Monday 1/14.

The big change that I experienced this year was welcoming my 3rd child, a baby girl in September. Going from a family of 4 to 5 was a huge change, especially that my other two are under the age of 5.  So needless to say, there are days that it feels like I run a zoo.  My project that I made focused on the baby theme.  I wanted to make a little gift box for a shower gift using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 along with Everyday Pop Up Cards.  I used Lacey Labels for the mat. 
 What a wonderful gift idea.  I love it better than those gift bags because it's more personable and you could even make a matching card for it.

 It fit a onesie, 6 facecloths, a bottle and a bottle of Zincoxide.
The bird matches the bird in the background paper.  I wanted to stray slightly away from the "normal" baby themed gift wrapping.

Next on the hop is Sandy.  Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up

Nana's Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to Nana`s Birthday Bash Blog Hop!
We're so happy you could join us today!  We will be showcasing projects that are Birthday related.

If you've hopped along from Mary's blog, then you are in the right place! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to click here to start at the beginning with Nana's Blog!  (You'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!!!!)

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Nana (aka Miranda) is giving away a $25.00 Michael's gift card along with a surprise box.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment.

For my project, I chose to use my Birthday Bash Cartridge. I love this cartridge.  It has tags, cards and such cute versatile images that are perfect for any girl, boy or adult!  I chose to use the fox for my card and gave him a cute little Peachy Keen Face.  Here he is...

 I wanted to give the guitar a little pizazz so I added some Icicle Stickles to give it some sparkle.

 Next on the hop is Candice. http://candiedcards.typepad.com


Mary - http://scrappingg.blogspot.com/ (you came from here)
Anita - http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca (you are here)
Candice - http://candiedcards.typepad.com (go here next)

Materials Used:
*Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 24) card tag feature cut at 5", fox at 3"
*Peachy Keen (PK#754 Medium Critter Faces)
*All cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Recollections Bold and Beautiful paper pad
*Icicle Stickles
*White Gelly Roll pen