Monday, February 28, 2011

The New Cricut Expression 2

I don't have the Cricut Imagine but the new Cricut Expression 2 looks like something I might 'need'!

Here's a video I found by ProvoCraft:

The new Cricut Expreession will debut on HSN April 26th!

Friday, February 25, 2011

berry sweet birthday - PTI Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be playing along in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop this month!  I have to admit that I get so busy doing my thing that I, sadly, usually forget!!!  Click here to see the other partipants or to add your submission to the list!!  You have until 11:00pm on the 25th, today!

Here's what I came up with:

I used the makingmemories english garden pack again!  It reminds me of wall paper from the 90's, and it makes me happy! 

Strawberry was cut at 2 1/2" from Hello Kitty Greetings.
I cut the top layers twice and popped up the top layer after running it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.

Card Base: PTI Ocean Tides  4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   PTI Pure Poppy 4" X 5 1/4"   
Other Cardstock / Paper:  makingmemories from english garden pack, white, New Leaf 
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps:  PTI Tiny Treats: Birthday 
Accessories:  SU Oval Punches and scallop trim punch, Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots embossing folder, ribbon, Cricut & Hello Kitty Greeting Cartridge

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

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Join Me!

Join me for Papertrey Ink Blog Hop February 25th!

is:  Sensational Scallops!

This month we decided to dedicate the Blog Hop to scallops! We want to see your best use of scallops,
of any sort, on a project! This can include scalloped borders, offset-scallops, stamped scallops,
scalloped mats, scalloped frames, layered scallops, scalloped tags or anything else you can dream up!
You can use dies, patterned scissors or even circle punches in a row to achieve your special look. We
are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!

There's the challenge!  FUN! FUN! Even if you don't have time or for what ever reason can't do the challenge check back and I'll have a link to all the participants!  More details:  PTI Blog Hop

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sailing Birthday Card

One of my blogging friends, Anne Marie, mentioned The Color Dare challenge blog a while back and I've been wanting to participate ever since, and when I saw this weeks colors I knew I just had to.  Obviously I like these color since at my last Stampin Up stamp club I ordered two out of the three colors!!  It's destiny!  The challenge was to use Night of Navy, River Rock, and Marina Mist. 

I decided to make a male birthday card.  It's seems like I never have enough of those!  I really like the way it turned out.  I hope you like it too!

Here's what I came up with:

Sailboat was cut at 4 1/4" from "Just Because" cartridge

Card Base: SU  Night of Navy 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   River Rock 4" X 5 1/4";  Marina Mist 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper: Night of Navy DP,  Chocolate Chip, makingmemories from Just Chillin' Boy pack
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamps:  PTI Polka Dots Basics, Round & Round (sentiment) Papertrey Ink has so many sentiments stamps that fit perfectly in the SU or other punches!
Accessories:  Marina Mist ribbon, SU word window & modern label puches, Cuttlebug & Argyle embossing folder, Cricut & "Just Because" Cartridge

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

Monday, February 21, 2011

And the Winner is.....


She said:

 4 Thanks for the contest! I just started following you about a week ago. I also added your button to my new blog:

Congratulations Aimee!  Please Contact Me with your information!

Thanks so all who participated!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gratitude Blossom

I got some fun 'Chocolate' in the mail from a couple of days ago and I got some time to play today!  I love being a Chocolatier and being on the design team for them.  They sell so many different brands and varieties of products!  For this card I used makingmemories english garden pack and fancy pants All Fall Gingham Ribbon, all from!

The Play Date Cafe is having a great challenge going on right now with prizes!  The challenge is to use Red, Green, and Black!

Here's what I came up with:

 Notice I used the Houndstooth embossing folder on the Rose Red layer! If you haven't already be sure and check out my GIVEAWAY. Included in the giveaway bundle is the HOUNDSTOOTH embossing folder!

 Rose was cut from Picturesque at 3 1/4"
Circle layers were  cut from Winter Woodland
I cut two layers of the rose and the rose shadow in Bravo Burgundy.
I crimpled them up in a ball them to give a little texture, traced and highlighted with Bravo Burgundy marker and added Stickles.

Card Base: Black 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  makingmemories Green from english garden pack 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Ruby Red, more from mm english garden pack
Ink: SU Rose Red
Stamps:  SU Itty Bitty Bits (flower on the sentiment), Verve Beautiful You
Accessories:  Christmas Red Stickles, Bravo Burgundy marker, Cricut & Winterer Woodland and Picturesque Cartridges, Cuttlebug & Houndstooth embossing folder, fancy pants All Fall Gingham Ribbon, White gel pen

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

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cricut Cartridge New Releases!

I'm excited about the new Cricut Cartridges being released in March!  Well, one of them anyway!  I don't have the Imagine so those won't be of any use to me, but Stork's Delivery is perfect for me!

Stork's Delivery available from Creative Memories - full of fun and cute baby images!  Like I said perfect for me since I just had a baby two monhs ago!  Click here to see the full handbook:  Stork's Delivery  Too cute!

The other two release are Imagine cartridges.  They are Imagine Vintage Papers and Imagine Heirloom.  Click on the names to see the handbooks of these cartridges.

Vintage Papers


Saying a fond goodbye to these cartridges:  Animal Kingdom, Camp Out, Home Accents, Home Decor, and Wedding. 

Also, while you're here be sure and check out my giveaway going on right now! 

Thank for visiting today!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blog Candy Giveaway!

So here's the giveaway I promised in order to celebrate Hiding in My Craft Room's brand new look!!!  I wanted to giveaway some of my favorite things.  I love to make cards so there's a card kit with a couple of layers, ribbon, and flowers made with the Forever Young cartridge.  You have to have some adhesive to put those layers together.  And something I used in almost every card embossing folders!  I've included two of them in this giveaway:  Houndstooth and Diamonds in the Rough.  These can be used in most manual die cutting machines.  

What do you think?  Like it?
Do the colors and ribbon look familiar?

Okay, so how do you get all this fun stuff?  Well, in honor of HIMCR's new look and my cute little button that Diana designed for me and to show it off EVERYWHERE  just grab my new button located at the top of the sidebar and display it on your blog then leave a comment here letting me know you did in order to be enter into this drawing.  That's it!  Please only leave one comment.  It makes the drawing easier!  I will pick the winner and post it on Monday.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Good luck!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

HIMCR gets a Brand New Look!


Here's the blog surrpise I mentioned the other day!  A complete NEW LOOK!!  I want to give a big shout out to Diana at

Custom Blog Designs

for working so hard with me to get Hiding in My Craft Room looking sooooo good!  Thank you Diana!

To celebrate I'm getting another giveaway ready! I have some fun things to giveaway!  I should have gotten it ready already but I've been working with Diana, taking care of my family, and pretty much nothing else! I still have some tweaking here and there to do, moving some things around, and resizing some things that don't quite fit anymore, but that can wait a bit. So for a little while HIMCR will be under slight construction!

Thanks so much for checking in !

Be sure and check back soon!

I plan on getting the giveaway posted later tonight!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oh My Goodness!

Things have been crazy this week since my last post!  My kids, well, the two that go to school, only had half days Thursday and Friday for parent/teacher conferences which threw my schedule WAY off!  Plus, I have been working on a blog surprise that hopefully will be ready in a couple of days!! 

AND when it is ready I plan to celebrate ......  HOW?

You guess it!  with ANOTHER blog candy giveaway!! 

Hopefully until then I will get some much needed therapy crafting done!

Thanks so much for checking in!

Have a great crafting day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm nuts about you - Create a Critter

I made this Valentine's Day card for one of the many men if my life.  I haven't decided which one!  LOL!  Which happened to be the challenge this week over on Cricut Cardz to make a Valentine's Day card for a man.  Plus, I needed a card for a man.  I have a husband, a grown son, a teenage son, a five year old son and a four year old son and an 8 week old son (but I don't think I will worry about him this year!).

Another challenge I have recently been checking out and participating in when I can is Jitterbuggin Challenge.  This week's challenge was to make a Non-Traditional Valentine's Day Card with NO pink or red.  Go me!  Two challenges!  I really shouldn't be tooting my own horn.  I have seen people who complete 4-5 challenge with one card, layout, or project!  They just takes too much thinking and organizing for me! 

Here's what I came up with:

 I don't have the new Cricut Imagine by Provo Craft but I do have TONS of designer paper!

Squirrel was cut from Create a Critter at 3 1/2".

Card Base: SU River Rock  4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   Wild Wasabi 4" X 5 1/4", Early Expresso  4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Apple Cider DP, Really Rust, Early Expresso
Ink: SU Early Expresso
Stamps:  SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, Pink by Design "Go Green"
Accessories:  Cricut & Creat a Critter Cartridge,  SU word window & modern label puches, Wild Wasabi ribbon, Cuttlebug & D'Vine Swirl & Swiss Dots embossing folders

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

Have a great crafting day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekend update and Winner!!

Since my last post things have been crazy around here.  Here in Arizona we don't get snow but we had a cold front with freezing temperatures come through, and to the best of my understanding there was an over usage of gas, a build up of pressure, and so the company shut down OUR neighborhood.  We spend two days huddled together in the master bedroom with the space heater, cooking in my electric pressure cooker (I love that thing even more now!) and microwave.  We never lost water but many did.  I did lose my husband temporarily as he is a handy man and was playing plumber at the neighbors!  It actually wasn't that bad especially when others in the country have had it sooooo much worse but things did take longer with more thinking and creativity!  Ironically when we got the gas back on the weather turned beautiful and has been since!  Back to normal Arizona weather! 

On with winner of my giveaway! 

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Congrats on 50,000 how exciting!!! Wow, what we like to do, I think the best is Sunday, we have are dinner early and then have family game night together so we can laugh, talk and reconnect.

Congratulations Kathy!  Please contact me with your information at hidinginmycraftroom at hotmail dot com!

Thanks so much to all who participated and for checking in today!

Have a great crafting day!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Violet Birthday - Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge

I am so excited!  It is my turn to host the challenge over on Papertrey Paper Dolls blog.  This is actually my first time to host the challenge. They have been letting me off the hook since being pregnant and now with the baby, but it is time to quit shirking my responsibilities!

It is open to EVERYONE so I hope that everyone checks it out, finds it a lot of fun, and participates!  The challenge is to use, if you have it, a PTI Year of the Flowers set.  If you don't, then any flower set is fine!  Just a little about these sets.  For the past 12 months during the Papertrey Ink release there has been one set that has been a Year of the Flowers set for that month.  I choose February:  Violets.  I have a very special person in my life who has a birthday in February, my mother!  I wouldn't be who I am without her and I think she did a pretty good if I do say so myself. 

Okay, before I get to mushy on with the challenge.  I bet you thought that was it.  NO WAY! 

1.  Use a flower set, if you have it Papertrey Ink, Year of the Flowers set.
2.  Use a designer paper.  If you don't have any, make your own.  I actually used SU designer paper Real Red and stamped using the flower images.  But I could have just stamped on plain paper and it would have been pretty too!
3.  Use at least three different colors.  Even though this is a Papertrey Ink challenge you can use ANY colors, brands, or products!

The link to post your challenge and see others can be seen here:  Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #31.

Please, please check it out!  I want this to be the best challenge ever to make up for not doing yet!

Here's what I came up with:

 I used Victoria embossing folder to give it some texture.

Card Base: PTI  Summer Sunrise 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  SU Real Red DP stamped with PTI True Black 4" X 5 1/4", PTI Ripe Avocado 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU DP Real Red  
Ink: SU Riding Hood Red, PTI True Black
Stamps:  PTI Fillable Frames #4, PTI Year of Flowers:  Violet 
Accessories:  SU oval punches, Grosgrain Yellow Gold ribbon, Cuttlebug & Victoria embossing folder, SU Riding Hood Red marker, Stickles

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!
Have a great crafting day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

life is too short

I so agree!  Eat dessert first!!!  Especially now that I'm nursing!  It seems like I can't get enough dessert. 

Anyway, I'm also always up for a challenge (or at least I want to be!).  So when a friend told me about a challenge over on I just had to go for it.   The challenge was to make a card using something "yummy".  I didn't have much time but I think it came out pretty cute.  I hope you this so too.

Here's what I came up with:

Cake was cut from Birthday Bash Cart at 3 3/4".
Card Base: SU  Early Expresso 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Pretty in Pink 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Pink Passion, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, DP from DCWV "the spring stack" 
Ink: Early Expresso
Stamps:  SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, PTI Cupcake Collection
Accessories:  SU Word Window and Modern label punches, Cuttlebug & D'Vine Swirls and SU embossing folders, Cricut & Birthday Bash Cartridge, Stickles "Cotton Candy", Corduroy buttons and random flowers, Early Expresso 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

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

Have a great crafting day!
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