Friday, December 31, 2010

Welcome little one - Scrapbook Pages

It is that time again!  Time to post a project using products from CropChocolate.com.  I am so honored to be a Chocolatier; however I'm cutting it a little a lot short.  I'm supposed to have my project posted by January 1st!! 

They have great daily deals, a shopping cart so you can save up items, and free shipping if you order more than $60.  I got the page kit and ribbon from CropChocolate.com.  There is so much left in the kit!




Items used:
Cardstock: SU Blue Bayoo, Kiwi Kiss
Simply Charmed Cartridge "Welcome little one" cut at 4 1/2", makingmemories Ribbon 5th Ave Sophia, BasicGrey Ribbon, makingmemories 12 X 12 Page Kit "animal crackers jack"

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Have a great crafting day!

And a Happy Crafting New Year!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Baby is here!

Okay the baby was actually born December 17th but with company, holidays and everything I had to put my blogging life on hold for a bit.  I am hoping to get back into the swing of things soon. 

He was 8 pounds 6.7 ounces and 20 1/2"!
And 8 days early!

Everything went really well, but the baby was born with some bruising on his face (which I have never seen but apparently is not uncommon) and I somehow now have a new antibody in my blood that has never been there before which all put the baby at a higher risk for jaundice.  My husband and I have different blood types and our kids have his type and I'm not sure I understand (after having it explained so many times) but either this baby or the last baby's blood mixed a little with mine which caused the antibody to appear.  So there were some extra texts and precautions but thankfully he never even showed ANY signs of turning yellow! 

I already have planned a scrapbook page of his little bruised face with the title, "You should see the other baby!" and maybe some boxing gloves!  LOL! 
  

 













The bruising was gone in less than two days!  Before even coming home!


Also this labor was a little harder than my last three which had me a little spoiled!  I think his shoulders were wider than the others and he took a little work and extra pushing to get them out.  So I wasn't quite up as soon as I'm used to. Still no stitches though!  YEAH! 

Just some pictures with loving siblings!  Doesn't he look lucky and well loved?



Let's go HOME!!



I'm home!


Our little family is complete!

Thanks so much for all your well wishes!  They have meant the world to me!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Posting Winner Finally!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holdiay season!  I think I have been having too much fun!

I am so sorry it has taken me this long to post the winner of my last blog giveaway!   The winner picked my Random.org is .....  Karen @ The Busy Bug!

Karen @ The Busy Bug said...



Congratulations! Hope everything goes as planned!! Awesome Christmas present! TFS. Bug Hugs!!


Congratulations Karen!  Please contact me with your information at hidinginmycraftroom @ hotmail dot com and I will get your winnings in the mail! 

Thanks so much for all that participated!

Baby's here and I plan to post all the deets and pictures coming hopefully tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Easy Peasy MojoMonday Challenge Card

WOWZERS!!  I can't believe how many new followers my little blog has gotten in just two days!  Either your excited about the GIVEAWAY, wanting to see newborn pictures in a few days, or are inspired by my crafts!  Either way, WELCOME!!!  So glad to have you all!  And am so humbled and appreciative!

Here's me tying to getting my week off to a crafty start (finally) with a MojoMonday Sketch challenge!  You have all week to get it done, thank goodness!  I kept it super simple, and I'm so thankful for Patterned Paper.  These patterned papers came out of my late night trip to Michael's on Thanksgiving:  My Mind's Eye "Countdown to Christmas" pack. 

I hope you like it!


Recipe:
Card Base: SU Not Quite Navy  4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Patterned Paper 4" X 5 1/4",  Soft Sky  4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Patterned Paper My Mind's Eye "Countdown to Christmas" pack, Ruby Red, white 
Ink: SU Ruby Red
Stamps:  PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection
Accessories:  Punches, Dollar Tree ribbon,  JoAnn Essentials Star brad, rhinestones, Corner Rounder

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Baby update:  Everything went great with my appointment yesterday!  Induction is on for sure for THIS Friday and I'm already dilated to 3 centimeters!

Don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAY!
Have a great crafting day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Celebrating Good NEWS and A GIVEAWAY!!!

I have so much to be thankful for right now!

I've got my date for my induction!  The 17th!   My mom is flying in, my oldest are coming home from college to help out with the little kids and for the holidays, and everything has gone GREAT with this pregnancy!  Even though I am AMA!  (advanced maternal age!)  YIKES! Doesn't that just sound horrible?

Also, I am celebrating YOU my blog followers that give me so much encouragement and support.  I just love reading your comments!  Sometimes they are so funny I find myself LOL!  LITERALLY!!

I just can't believe how many of you there are!  199 blog followers, only 1 away for 200!!!! and over 100 email subcribers!

So in celebration and as a BIG 'OLE thank YOU I am having a GIVEAWAY!

Most of my giveaways are open for anyone, but this time because I am celebrating my followers I am asking in order to be included in the drawing you need to be a follower, either a blog follower or email subscriber.   Then leave a comment on THIS post!


I am planning on picking and posting the winner on Saturday from the hospital but it might be Sunday!  ; )

So sorry, because of the size of the box I can only ship this to US, Canada, and APO addresses.


Thanks again for all your support and checking in today!

Have a great crafting day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Trying to clean up cards!!!

I really need to clean up my craft room!  But when I get started I start thinking I should make some cards with these papers while they are out!  So that's what I started doing!  I got two done yesterday!  Which is really good considering my day!  I am really tired lately and I had an NST (non-stress test).  I usually call them stress tests because just getting the kids all lined up with care, driving over there, waiting for the machine (which isn't usually too long, but my time is soooo limited and I have soooo much to do!) stresses ME out!  Thank goodness it is the baby taking the test and NOT ME!!  LOL!!

Anyway!  Here are the two I came up with.  I will do my best to give the card recipe but these were from scraps and cut outs I had in my plastic box of die cut outs.  I have mentioned that I save everything!  Usually the kids keeps my die cuts down doing all their crafty things.  I can't imagine a mother having more than I have of drawings, cards, artwork, ect.  

Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Not Quite Navy 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Soft Sky  4" X 5 1/4" 
Other Cardstock / Paper:  DP from My Mind's Eye "Countdown to Christmas" pack, orange, black, white
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, White
Stamps:  PTI Fillable Frames #6 (sentiment), SU Lace Snowflakes
Accessories:  SU District Ribbon originals, Cuttlebug & Snowflake Dots embossing folder, Cricut & Doodlecharms cartridge, SU Word Window and Modern label punches
 
I have no idea at what size this was cut at and I will have to edit later with the cartridge it is from.
I think it is Cindy Loo!
NOPE!  It is from Songbird Cartridge!

Recipe:
Card Base: Red 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Glorious Green 4" X 5 1/4"   
Other Cardstock / Paper:  DCWV "Tis the Season" pack
Ink:  Real Red, Glorious Green
Stamps:  SU 1995 Retired Set, PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection
Accessories:  Stamp 'N Stuff Emerald Green embossing powder then colored in with Prismacolor pencil Grass Green, Red Buttons, Real Red ribbon, Cricut & Songbird Cartridge

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room and playing with scraps!

Have a great crafting day!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just a Little Update

Besides OB appointments I have been playing around with scraps left out from other finished cards that are lying around needing to be either used or stored away BUT definintely NOT thrown away!  What were you thinking!?!  I will post some pictures tomorrow.  This is a late night post and I really should be in bed since last night my two year old ended up in my bed and I ended up with feet in my back and very little sleep!

Baby is doing great!  I'm due Christmas day but we are planning on inducing a week early!  Which is great!  Anything to get out of some appointments!  They are wearing me down.  Speaking of wearing me down .....  I have been moving a bit more slowly, getting less and less done.  My house, well let's just not talk about that!!!! 

Oh, and one more thing!  All my cyber deals have come in and I have been drooling over all my new cartridges.  Can't wait to share!!

Thanks for checking in today!

Have a great crafting day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Giveaways Winners!!!

I was so planning on posting the winners yesterday but it was my youngest 2nd birthday and then last night my 14 year old had a band concert!  What a busy day!  Plus, I didn't just use Random.org this time because of the Holiday card entries so I wrote out the names and had my 5 year old who happened to be in my craft room at the time draw the winners!  He just made two new friends!! LOL!!

On the with it .....

The winner of the 5 Brass embossing/stencil plates & fun Christmas Tree tags is:  NANCY!

Nancy said...



Very cute card!

December 3, 2010 2:54 PM

I had two Nancy's enter the drawing.  This one has a picture with a little puppy in it!

And the winner of the Provo Craft Cuttlebug Santa's List cut & emboss set and Ribbon is:  CHRISTIANA!

Christiana said...

Such a cute little reindeer! I entered and linked! ;o)


And entered again doubling her chances with this adorable Snowman card!
You can check out all the details here:  Christy Get Crafty




Congrats Nancy and Christiana! Please send me your information at hidinginmycraftroom at hotmail dot com and I will get your prizes sent to you.


Thanks so much for all who participated!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas MojoMonday card!

I had such great plans for this weekend to get so many Christmas cards done!  And I don't think I even stepped foot into my craft room!  YIKES!!!  So many cards still to make!

Getting my week started with a MojoMonday Sketch challenge!  This week is the first of the month and so it is CONTEST WEEK! 
Here's what I came up with:


Christmas Tree was cut at 4".

Recipe:
Card Base:  SU  Certainly Cerely 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  My Mind's Eye "Countdown to Christmas" 4" X 5 1/4",  Garden Green 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU
Ink:  Ruby Red & White for sponging, Gardern Green
Stamps:  PTI Signature Christmas 
Accessories:  Certainly Celery ribbon, Cuttlebug & Floral Screen embossing folder, SU Oval punches, White Gel Pen, Cricut & Joys of the Season, Snowflake Brads

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Have a great crafting day!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Polar Bear card - Joys of Season

I didn't have very much time to craft today so I just quickly put together a card.  It probably only took me 10 minutes!!  I know I used the same punches and stamp for my sentiment as yesterday but it was still out and just too convenient not to use them again!  But at least I am getting my cards done!  Baby will here soon and I just can't put them off any longer!

Tonight I'm going to a crop!  Maybe I can get some more done, but I tend to do more talking than working!  Did I mention there will be snacks!!!  Hello, how much work can be done with food in the room!

Thanksgiving night I went to Michael's and picked up a couple of paper packs!  I really did NEED them because in making my Christmas cards I realized that in all the paper that I have (and I have a lot!)  I didn't have very much Christmas packs.  So I bought two!  Yes, only two!  I get points for showing such control!!!  I used one pack yesterday and one today!  They have some really cute paper in them.

Anyway, Here's what I quickly came up with:

Polar Bear was cut at 2 1/2" from Joys of Season Cartridge.

Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Real Red 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: My Mind's Eye "Countdown to Christmas" pack 4" X 5 1/4"   
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Black,
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps:  SU Warmest Regards
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & embossing folder, Real Red ribbon, Black marker for eye, Cricut & Joys of Season Cartridge, SU punches, Pom Pon for tail

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Have a great crafting day!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Whimsical Christmas Tree card and another GIVEAWAY!!

Another Christmas card!  This is my "Let's get serious about getting those Holiday cards DONE week!!!"

So in honor of my week I am having some GIVEAWAYS! 

This giveaway is for 5 brass embossing/stencil plates,
some fun Christmas Tree tags and a pack of foam sponges.

All you have to do to be entered into this giveaway is leave a comment on THIS post!

Also, I wanted to give a second chance to enter.  I want my giveaways to be easy peasy without to many "rules" so please let me know if this doesn't make since.
(hidinginmycraftroom at hotmail dot com)

Yesterday I posted a challenge and a giveaway and thought I would put all those that participate in that challenge which is posting a Holiday card with a link back to the challenge (to help spread the word!) into all the giveaways I am doing this week!  Click HERE to check it out!

So, for example, if you made a holiday card and used the linky in yesterday's post you are automatically entered into today's giveaway!  Now just leave a comment on THIS post and you will have two chances to win today's giveaway!

I'll be picking and posting the winner on Tuesday!



My daughter (the 6 year old) and I just love using these brass plates.
 We mostly use them as stencils but they are great for embossing too.
I actually used mine to create the background paper for today's card.

 Here's my Whimsical Tree card!


Christmas Tree was cut at 3 3/4".
I thought this fun, whimsical tree went perfectly with the patterened paper.

Recipe:
Card Base: SU Glorious Green 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Soft Sky 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  DP from DCWV " 'Tis the Season" Stack, Yo Yo Yellow, Creamy Caramel, Black
Ink:  Encore Metallic Blue,  PTI True Black
Stamps:  SU Warmest Regards
Accessories:  Snowflake Embossing Plate, Green Wal-Mart ribbon, Cricut & Hello Kitty Greetings, SU punches, Cuttlebug & Floral Screen embossing folder

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Be sure and check out the other GIVEAWAY going on too!!
Click HERE!

Have a great crafting day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winner of last week's Giveaway!

And the winner is.......

True Random Number Generator


Min:

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Result:

25

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Elaine said...


I am thankful for a healthy loving family.

Thank you for a chance to win!


Congrats Elaine!  I have your email address and will be in touch shortly!
Thanks so much to all who participated!
I enjoyed reading all the many things thay you are all thankful for!  It made me feel so happy!  I just love this time of year!

Be sure and check out the new GIVEAWAY going on now!!
Click HERE!

Sending HOLIDAY JOY card, a Challenge, and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Okay! so it's officially December and if you're like me and plan on making your Holiday cards then it is time to get crackin'!   So I'm kicking off this week with a challenge and a GIVEAWAY!  There are two ways to be entered the drawing for the GIVEAWAY.   First, you can be entered into the drawing just by leaving a comment saying what your plans are for your Holiday cards, are you on track, behind, or just going to buy them this year!!!  AND you can get into the drawing a second time by making  a Holiday card, this season please and posting it using the Linky at the end this post.  Please be sure and link your submission back to here to help spread the word! 

Here's the GIVEAWAY:
Provo Craft Cuttlebug Santa's List cut & emboss
and some Fun Ribbon!

I'll be picking and posting the winner on Tuesday!
 
Not to toot my own horn but I made 12 of these cards! Of course I REALLY need so many more it's not bragging AT ALL!!

 Here's what I came up with:


Rudolf was cut at 3 1/2" from Create a Critter.
Circle layers were cut from Winter Woodland at 2 1/4", 2", and 1 3/4" with Real Dial Size ON.

Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Night of Navy 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Buckaroo Blue 4" X 5 1/4"   
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Cranberry Crisp, DP from imaginisce "Snowy Jo" Paper Pad, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Connfetti Cream
Ink:  SU Cranberry Crisp, Night of Navy for sponging edges
Stamps:  PTI  2008 Holiday Tag Collection
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Snow Dots embossing folder, Cricut & Create a Critter Cartridge & Winter Woodland, Ribbon from Dollar Tree, Hologram Glitter Glue

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Be sure and check back soon! 
I have some more GIVEAWAYS planned for this week!
Possibly even tomorrow!


Have a great crafting day!






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