Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Freestyle this week!

I finally got a few minutes to whip out a card for this week's Mix it Up! challenge that is really FREESTYLE!!  ANYTHING GOES!  Don't forget to check out the challenge and link up a creation to get entered into August's monthly giveaway!  You will have until September 4th.  See the buttons to the right to get you there!

Here's what I came up with:



Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Taken with Teal 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Wild Wasabi 4" X 5 1/4", White 3 3/4" X 5" stamped with Wild Wasabi
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Wild Wasabi DP
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Stamps:   SU True Friend, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Accessories:  Velvet ribbon, Marvy and EK Success punches, Stickles, White Gel Pen

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

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Mix it Up! Challenge #9

I first must say that I have not only been taking a breather from blogging, my house is a WRECK!!  But we have been having so much family fun time and just enjoying having our daddy being back home.  Today I did some household chores and thought I better get a challenge up!  Only two days late!!!!  Sorry!

The challenge this week, the 4th week of the month, is Mix it Up! Which means it can be ANYTHING!  I decided since there won't be a 5th Saturday this month and because of my crazy life right now I would just to FREESTYLE!  YEAH!  Which means ANYTHING GOES!!!  Just create something, anything! and link it below!  I'm not going to end this week's challenge until Sunday night since I'm posting it so late.  So you have until Sunday, September 4th to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing.  This is the last week to get a chance to win August's monthly giveaway!

I'll post my creation tomorrow!  My husband has to go into work for a bit to do some in processing.

You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and guidelines HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST, usually!  Be sure and link your creation back to the post of your submission and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to the challenge here!  This helps me to spread the word!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously. 
4. Have FUN!!
5. Let me know if I forgot something!


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

Just as a reminder .....

I have a special giveaway still coming!  I haven't forgotten.  I just haven't had a chance to finish getting the post ready and the tutorial edited!  Yes, another video!! YIPPEE!!  I hope you like them too! :)


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Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweet Reunion!

I thought I would share a few photos!













The littlest one finally woke up!

It's so wonderful to have our family reunited again!  He was missed a lot!

I have some awesome crafty things to share with you but have put it on the back burner for now!  I'm sure you all understand!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Giveaway Coming Soon!

I'm so excited about a special surprise GIVEAWAY I have! I'm getting the post ready today and hopefully will get it done and posted tomorrow.  However, tomorrow will be a VERY busy day!  I will be picking up my husband at the airport around dinner time!!  WOOHOO!!!!  It's been a long 3 1/2 months, but I know others who have had a longer time without their loved ones.  Plus, I'm thankful he didn't miss any big holidays this time. 

Anyway...... I digress!

Thanks so much for checking in today!  Check back tomorrow for the special giveaway!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Blogiversary WINNERS!!!

I want to give a big virtual hug and HUGE Thank you! to all of you for participating in my 2 Year Blogiversary!!  It was a lot of fun!  Here are the winners for all the giveaways, picked randomly using Random.org

 
Challenge #1 and Giveaway  -----  Carley G.

Challenge #2 and Giveaway  -----  Melinda

Challenge #3 and Giveaway  ----- Sherry B.

Challenge #4 and Giveaway  ----- No one wanted to try the Wax Paper Resist Technique! Even with the video tutorial! You might see this one again!  I decided to pick a winner from the comments for the SU stamp set giveaway. ---- #12 Linda in Stanwood

Thank You Giveaway! ----- Mubeena M., "love you blog, thanks for the giveaway!"

and the big prize .....

Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge ---- Anonymous, Dmcardmaker (email follower)


Congrats to all the winners!  Please use the 'Contact Me' button at the top of the page and send me your mailing information!


I am humbled by how many readers, followers, and friends I have made in just two years!  Thanks again, for all your support!  I hope to continue to give you inspiration, challenges, videos, tutorials, and fun!


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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Embossing Technique Challenge #8

What a crazy, crazy week!  My college aged daughter is getting ready to head back to Provo, BYU, and my husband is and maybe even by the time you read this, on his way home, hopefully.  So we have been literally coming and going and probably chasing our tails but staying busy! 


Anyway, with all the hustle and bustle here I decided to keep this week's challenge pretty simple: embossing!  This week is the 3rd Saturday of the month so it's technique week.  I chose embossing for this challenge.  It can be dry embossing with a folder/plate or with a stencil and a stylus.  Or wet embossing with those wonderful powders and heat guns.  For my example I used the Dry Embossing technique with two different embossing folders:  Square Lattice & Allegro.

Here's what I came up with:


Boy with Saxaphone was cut at 5" from Quarter Note Cartridge.

My 15 year old son plays the saxophone in marching band, and tonight (I'm writing this late Friday night) was the first game of the year.  He is so awesome!!!  And I am sooooo proud!!!
I made this card for him!
Recipe:
Card Base: SU Garden Green 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   Chocolate Chip 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   DCWV 'Twinkle Little Boys', Gold paper from Target, black
Ink:  Garden Green
Stamps:   PTI Way To Go, Kiddo
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & SU Square Lattice and Allergro embossing folder, Cricut & Quarter Note Cartridge, ribbon from my stash bin, distresser

You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and guidelines HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST.  Be sure and link your creation back to that post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to the challenge.  This helps me to spread the word!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously. 
4. Have FUN!!
5. Let me know if I forgot something!


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

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Crop Chocolate Challenge #1

So the Crop Chocolate first challenge was to use this photo as inspiration!  You know how good (cough, cough) I mean bad I am at those!  But I persevered .......



Here's what I came up with:

I did butterflies and see my 'dandelion'! Gray for the rock??  Oh well!  I tried! 

I just did these with an EK Success punch!

Recipe:
Card Base:  SU Sage Shadow 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  makingmemories mat stack 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   more from makingmemories mat stack and Just Chillin Girl pad
Ink:  Basic Gray, Sage Shadow
Stamps:  PTI Postmarks (little flower) & Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories:  BasicGrey ribbon, EK Succes punches, makingmemories glitter die-cuts, Stickles 'Glitter'

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

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

It Runs in the Family!

We all love the Cricut here in my house!  My 19 year old that is home from college!  Go BYU Cougars!  She needed a birthday card and of course didn't want one of my premade. 

Here's what she came up with:

I am so impressed with how fast she put this together! 

Giraffe was cut from New Arrival cartridge.
Mesh Cuttlebug embossing folder was used on the Chocolate Chip layer.

I am also proud of my 15 year old son and must tell on him!  He was in the kitchen with me when my daughter brought her card to show me.  I told her maybe she should take a marker and draw in the eyes and mouth so they would show up better.  Then my son says, "and how about some Googlie Eyes!"  YES, I love him!  He doesn't craft but he can definitely carry on a conversation about it!  I must be raising him right! LOL!!

Thanks for checking in today!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Last Day for Giveaways!

I hope everyone is having a GREAT Wednesday!
 
Today is the last day to get into all the Blogiversary giveaways!
 
Remember just leaving a comment on each of the challenge posts gets you an entry into the Cartridge Giveaway!
 
Here are all the links:
 


Challenge #3 and Giveaway

Challenge #4 and Giveaway


Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

I'm in Cricut Heaven!

I'm so excited!  I just ordered the BRAND New Close to My Heart's Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy Collection!  Right now there is an AMAZING special going on!  The Art Philosophy cartridge bundle pictured below is only $99 AND when you spend $75 you get the stamp of the month set for only $5!!  Plus, if that wasn't enough you get for a cute double stamp set FREE.  Go here for all the details and to get yours today:  The Craft Closet.  Be sure and let them know Laurie sent you! I'm not affiliated with CTMH, just a very happy customer!





This bundle has SOOOO much in it!
You get the cartridge, THREE stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge and some chipboard pieces (these are not showing up very well) that coordinate with the stamps as well!!

I can't wait to get mine in!  I plan on getting a video done as soon as I get it. So everyone can see the fun stuff you can do with this cartridge!



These gorgeous flowers are just a tip of the ice berg of the fun images on this cartridge!

Here are some more images!

Cute! Cute! Cute!

I can't wait to get mine!

Can you tell I'm super excited?

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Two Sundays Left!

Only two Sundays left until my husband gets home!

Here's a few pictures he sent me.  He was so excited to get these! Me too!

He's a pilot of a EC-130.
Here's a very interesting article (at least I think so) about what this plane does and its mission:
It's so cool to know what our armed forces are capable of!


My husband is flying here!
He's on the right in the left seat.
I'm so proud of my man!

 
He's such a big kid and loves when the plane gets refueled while flying!  I love that man!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Super Scraps Saturday Challenge #7

It's time to get out those scraps again! 

I'm a little late getting this up!  I have out of town guests here.  I haven't even had a chance to make my own creation this week using my scraps, but I wanted to get up the linky so you all can get your creation entered into the monthly drawing!

I will be getting some play time in a couple of days and will show you what I can get out of my scraps!


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Friday, August 12, 2011

Here's What's Going On!


Just a recap and a place for everything that's going on right now on HIMCR, in case you are as confused as me.

Weekly Color Challenge (ends tonight, Friday!)

A Thank You Giveaway!

Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thank You and a Giveaway!

PHEW!  Here's my last post for today!  It's just one more giveaway to say how grateful I am for all of you!  There wouldn't be anything to celebrate without you!  Thanks so much!  Just leave ONE comment on this post to get entered into the drawing.

Cuttlebug 'Love Language'
cut and emboss
1 cute heart embossing folder and 1 cutting die!

Don't forget to check out the other giveaways and challenges!  Just click on the titles!

Remember you have until Wednesday, August 17th at midnight to get entered into the giveaways!  Be sure and check out the guidelines HERE.

Again, THANK YOU! for celebrating with me!

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Blogiversary Challenge #4 & Giveaway

Welcome to the 4th and final HIMCR 2 Year Blogiversary Celebration challenge!!  Wax Paper Resist Technique!

The fourth and sadly final challenge (This has been so much fun!) challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page or any paper project using the Wax Paper Resist technique.  You will need wax paper, an iron, glossy cardstock, a paper towel, ink and a sponge or something to blend the ink.  If you don't have all the supplies you can enter a project using designer paper.  I did a quick video tutorial for you to see how to do the technique.  I hope you get to try it.  It is a lot of fun, easy & quick!




I decided I needed to send my sweet. hard working, deployed husband one more card!  He should be home in a few weeks!  YIPPEE!

Here's what I came up with:


Airplane was cut at 2.5" from Everyday Pop-Up cards.
Top Note was cut from Elegant Edges at 2.5".


 Can you see my wonderful hubby in his green flight suit?
Isn't he handsome?  LOL!

Recipe:
Card Base: SU Brocade Blue 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Wild Wasabi 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  White, Glossy White
Ink: Brocade Blue, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray
Stamps:  SU Loads of Love Accessories and a very old set!  I will look it up and add it later.
Accessories:  Wild Wasabi ribbon, Cuttlebug & Distressed Stripes embossing folder, Wax Paper, Iron, Sponge, Cricut & Everyday Pop-Up Cartridge, Wild Wasabi marker


Be sure and use the linky below to show what you come up with and to be entered into the drawing for the prize!

Stampin Up Itty Bitty Bits Stamp Set

Plus, just leaving ONE comment on this post and/or submitting your creation here gets you more entries for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!

Remember you have until Wednesday, August 17th at midnight to get entered into the giveaways!  Be sure and check out the guidelines HERE.

Thank you so much for joining me and celebrating my blog's 2 year anniversary!

One more post in today's celebration will be up shortly!!



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Blogiversary Challenge #3 & Giveaway

Welcome to the 3rd HIMCR 2 Year Blogiversary Celebration challenge!!  Bring Out the BLING!!

The third challenge today is to make a card, scrapbook page or any paper project using any kind of BLING:  glitter, pearls, rhinestones, pearl ex, stickles, you name it!  I can't wait to see what blingy creation you come up with!

Here's what I came up with:

Did I take the bling too far?  Is that possible?  LOL!


Butterfly was cut at 3" from Everyday Pop-Up Cards.

Recipe:
Card Base: SU 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Pink Pirouette 4" X 5 1/4", DCWV 'The Glitter Stack' 3 3/4" X 5"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   White
Ink: PTI True Black
Stamps:  SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Stickles, Rhinestones, Flower, Cricut & Everyday Pop-Up Cards, SU punches

Be sure and use the linky below to show everyone what you come up with and to be enter into the drawing for the prize!


Plus, just leaving ONE comment on this post and/or submitting your creation here gets you more entries for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!

Thanks so much for playing along and celebrating with me today!

Remember you have until Wednesday, August 17th at midnight to get entered into the giveaways!  Be sure and check out the guidelines HERE.


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Blogiversary Challenge #2 & Giveaway

Welcome to the 2nd HIMCR 2 Year Blogiversary Celebration challenge!! 

The second challenge is to make a card other than just standard card.  It can be a different shape, cut or fold.  I decided to do a Pop-Up card.  Also, I did a video tutorial for you.



I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's what I came up with:

 Elephant on front was cut at 3".


Pop-Up cut at 5 1/2"
Base 'card' feature cut at 5 1/2".

Recipe:
Card Base: SU Basic Gray 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Ruby Red 3 3/4" X 5 1/4", Sage Shadow 3 1/2" X 5"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Ruby Red DP, White
Ink: Basic Gray
Stamps:  PTI  Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Square Lattice embossing folder, Cricut  & Everyday Pop-Up Cards, Sage Shadow 1/4" ribbon


Be sure and use the linky below to show what you come up with and to be enter into the drawing for the prize!

Cuttlebug Stitched Squares embossing folders & Cuttlebug Squares dies
These will work in most manual die cutter machines.

Plus, just leaving ONE comment on this post and/or submitting your creation here gets you more entries for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!

Remember you have until Wednesday, August 17th at midnight to get entered into the giveaways!  Be sure and check out the guidelines HERE.

Next challenge will be up in one hour!


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Blogiversary Challenge #1 & Giveaway

Welcome to the 1st HIMCR 2 Year Blogiversary Celebration challenge!!  Buttons & Bows!!

The first challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page or any paper project using Buttons & Bows!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's what I came up with:

 You don't have to use this many buttons! LOL!


 Cake layers were cut at 2.5"

Recipe:
Card Base: SU Orchid Opulence 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Purely Pomegranate 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   Early Espresso, So Saffron, Confetti Cream
Ink: VersaMark, Rose Red
Stamps:  SU Bring On the Cake
Accessories:  Cricut & Straight from the Nest cartridge, Cuttlebug & Houndstooth embossing folder, SU Purely Pomegranate ribbon, and BUTTONS!


 Be sure and use the linky below to show everyone what you come up with and to be entered into the drawing for the prize!

 Buttons, Bows (ribbon) and some flowers too!

Plus, just leaving ONE comment on this post and/or submitting your creation here gets you more entries for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!

Remember you have until Wednesday, August 17th at midnight to get entered into the giveaways!  Be sure and check out the guidelines HERE.

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HIMCR Blogiversary Celebration & Cartridge Giveaway!

Welcome to the HIMCR Blogiversary Celebration!

I can't believe my little blog is two years old today!  I want to first thank all my readers and supporters and friends I have made along the way!

In order to celebrate I have planned some fun challenges and prizes for you.  To see the schedule and guidelines please go here:  Blogiversary Celebration!


When uploading your creations you can use ANY gallery, internet photo housing site, blog post, etc.  Basically anything that has a 'link' or url!  The linking tool will be at the bottom of each challenge post.  I can't wait to see all the GREAT creations!!!

If you have any questions the quickest way to get them to me today is to use my Facebook page as I probably won't have time to check my email during the challenges. 

Thanks for joining me today!  It should be a lot of fun!

To kick it all off here is the first giveaway!

A Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!

You will have many chances to get entered into the random drawing for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge!

1.  Leave ONE comment on this post!
2.  Create and submit your creation for each challenge, up to four chances!  Be sure and follow the few easy guidelines HERE to make sure your project will be counted in the drawing.
3.  Leave ONE comment on each challenge post! Up to four chances to get entered!
4.  Come by my facebook page HERE, find the post about the Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge giveaway and leave ONE comment there.  You will have to 'like' my page in order to leave a comment over there.

Up to 10 chances to get into the drawing for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!!

The first challenge will be up in 30 minutes!!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blogiversary Celebration Tomorrow!

Join me in celebrating HIMCR's 2 Year Blogiversary!


WHERE:  RIGHT HERE!!  Hiding in My Craft Room

WHEN:  Tomorrow! Thursday, August 11th from 12:00PM - 3:00PM CST
                                                                   or 10:00AM - 1:00PM EST (my time)

WHAT:   There will be a challenge with a prize every hour, and couple of extra giveaways just for checking in and videos too!  There will be a BIG PRIZE you won't want to miss!


WHO:   Everyone and ANYONE can join in the fun!  Whether crafting alone or with friends!   PLUS, join me on my Facebook page for a virtual party or if you have any questions.  You will have to 'like' my page to leave comments over there.

WHY:    To celebrate and because it will be fun!!!!! Who really needs a reason! 


Also, remember if you can't play along with us on Thursday the challenges will be open for almost a week, until Wednesday, August 17th at midnight! 

Just a few guidelines:
1.  For the 'Just leave a comment' giveaways please leave only one comment.
2.  These challenges are meant to take only 1 hour to complete. 
3.  Please do not combine any of the HIMCR challenges.  However, you can combine with another challenge on a different blog or website. 
4.  Please when using the linky, link the picture back to the actual post not just your blog.  Also, when posting your creation on your blog please link it back to my challenge.  This helps to spread the word and let others in on the fun!
5.  Make sure your creation is something you make for the challenge and NOT something you've made previously. 
6. Have FUN!!

I am soooo excited to be doing this!! JOIN ME and PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crop Chocolate Submission

The Chocolatiers from http://www.cropchocolate.com/ were asked to submit an entry to become a member of the new Focus Group!  I'm so honored to be in this group and share my opinion of products.  Be sure and check out there daily yummy deals!

Here's what I came up with:


Can you see the glittery die cuts?

Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Brocade Blue 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Paper from makingmemories Vintage Hip Collection 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  
Ink:  SU Dusty Durango
Stamps:  Basic Grey "i miss you"Accessories:  5th Avenue sophia trims by makingmemories ribbon, Glitter die cuts by makingmemories, flower from designshop embellishments by makingmemories, Chipboard letters from Lush by My Mind's Eye

Everything but the card base and ink is from Cropchocolate.com!!

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

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August Monthly Giveaway!

Here's the giveaway for the month of August!


To get entered into the drawing just check out the current challenge and link up a creation! The button on the far right will take you there! You will have up to 4 chances to enter this month. Once per week! A NEW challenge will go up each Saturday! You can see all the details, schedule and guidelines here:  Challenges!

Be sure and follow the few easy guidelines or your project will not be counted for the drawing.  :(


Thanks for checking in today!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

July Monthly Giveaway Winner!

Thank you all soooo much for participating in my first month of challenges!  I think we are off to a good start!

The winner of July's monthly giveaway bundle chosen randomly is .......


Priscilla  from Pri's Craftee Escape



Congratulations Priscilla!  Please use the Contact Me button at the top of the page to send me your shipping information!

Thanks again for everyone's support!

Be sure and check out this week's color challenge!

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Happy Birthday Lesley! - Blog Hop

Today is a special day for one of the members of The Color Dare design team.  Lesley!!  In honor of her we are having a Birthday themed Blog Hop!!  FUN! FUN! FUN!  Be sure and check out Lesley's blog too - Always Playing with Paper.  She is super creative and you are bound to find some amazing inspiration there!

If you are following along with the Hop you probably came from Lauri's blog - Paperville.  She's my blogging friend without an e!  We think its funny!   The list of the blog hop participants is at the bottom of this post to let you know where to go next to celebrate Leslie's Birthday with us.



Here's what I came up with:


Girl and layers were cut from Twinkle Toes Cartridge at 3.5".

Label was cut at 1".

Recipe:
Card Base: PTI Vintage Cream 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   PTI Beryy Sorbet 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   DCWV 'The Garden Party Stack'
Ink:  Chocolate Chip & Cameo Coral
Stamps:   PTI Just the Ticket and Honey Bees (flower)
Accessories:   Cricut & Twinkle Toes, ribbon, Hologram Glitter Glue

Here's the list:

Anne Marie Hile - Stampin’ Anne


Carrie Gaskin - Artistic Avenger

Cindy Beach - Stamps, Paper and Ink


Jaydee - Stampin’ with Jaydee

Jen Mitchell - I Create


Joan Jeffery - JJ Creations


Lauri Ingram - Paperville


YOU ARE HERE ------>  Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room


NEXT STOP ------->  LeAnne Pugliese - wee Inklings


Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts


Rita Wright - Cards by Rita


Sandra Azzopardi - Sandra’s Stamping Spot


Tui Nathan - Stampin’ Time

Happy Birthday Lesley!
Thanks for celebrating with us!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Color Challenge #6

Happy Saturday!  Welcome to a new month of challenges! 

The challenge this week, the 1st week of the month, is a Color Challenge!  My favorite!!  I typically use SU cardstock but you can you any brand.

The colors are:
Pear Pizzazz (green)
Chocolate Chip (brown)
Regal Rose (pink)

You have until Friday, August 12th to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing.  Linky at the bottom of this post.

Here's what I came up with:


Mushroom was cut from Cindy Loo Cartridge at 3".

Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Pear Pizzazz 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Chocolate Chip cut from Elegant Edges
Other Cardstock / Paper:   Pear Pizzazz DP, Regal Rose DP, Regal Rose,  & Confetti Cream
Ink:  PTI True Black
Stamps:   Mat Stack 2 Collection
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Checkerboard embossing folder , Cricut & Elegant Edges and Cindy Loo cartridges,  ribbon, flowers. Chocolate Chip button, Pearl Jewels, SU Punches

You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and guidelines HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST.  Be sure and link your creation back to that post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to the challenge.  This helps me to spread the word!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously. 
4. Have FUN!!
5. Let me know if I forgot something!

The winner of July's Giveaway will be randomly chosen and posted Monday!  Thanks so much for all that participated!

Be on the lookout to see August's Giveaway!!


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Friday, August 5, 2011

Just a Reminder!

Hey!  I hope everyone is having a great Friday!  

Thank you so much for all those participating in the HIMCR challenges! I just wanted to give a quick shout out and reminder that this is the last day of the Freestyle Challenge.  A chance to link up ANY creation and enter July's monthly giveaway!  Go HERE!  You have until midnight MST!   I will be picking a winner out of all July's challenge participants using random.org and posting it on Monday!  So be sure and check back for that! 

Plus, don't forget a NEW challenge will be up tomorrow, Saturday morning! Next week is a color challenge!  You know those are my favorite!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

HI there

I just needed some time to play!  No story, no reason, just some therapy!

Here's what I came up with:


Turtle layers were cut from Creat A Critter at 1.75".
Grass was cut at 2.25".

 
Recipe:
Card Base: White 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  SU Only Orange  4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   DCWV Scrap, SU Glorious Green, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stamps:   PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Tiny Mosiac embossing folder, Cricut & Create A Critter, ribbon,  flowers, and a brad

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I HATE Bats!

I not only HATE bats but I'm really really afraid of them!  They just give me the creeps! 




This is the front door entrance way to my home.  Well, bats have thought it would be a great place to hide out and get some bugs, I guess.  CREEPY!  My fear had gotten so bad that when my husband and I would go any where at night I would make him go ahead of me and do a bat check!  And if I happened to be by myself I would just walk slowly to the door and try to keep my head down while doing the bat check!  So far this summer we hadn't had any sitings.  Until.....

One night this past week my daughter, who is home from college, had a little get together with some of her friends.  About 1 AM one of the girls was leaving and was scared of the moths that had gathered around the front porch light so they turned off the light.  Just as my daughter opened the door the largest bat I've ever seen flew into our house!  YES!  INSIDE MY HOME!!!  I was upstairs about to fall asleep, heard the door slam, 5 girls scream, and someone say did it get in!  I immediately knew!  I didn't know whether to turn the hall lights off, leave them on, or WHAT! 

I did some googling in my room with my door shut because that sucker keep flying up the stairs right at me with the door cracked then back down and swooping around our front room!  I came across an article from http://www.batconservation.org/.  I have to admit, sorry to any animal lovers, I don't care about ,especially at that moment, conserving ANY bat!!  Anyway, this article was about catching it, keeping it away from children because when frightened they might bite, and how to get it out of the house with a BROOM or PILLOW CASE!   Are you kidding me?  Me, scared to death hiding behind my door, catch it!!!  I am ashamed to say that with that thing flying around, right up the stairs, right at me peeking through a crack where my door is, I was immobilized.  So my daughter did the Army crawl to close the upstairs bedroom doors.  One of which, was where my boys wanted to both sleep on the top bunk!!!  But the article did tell me that bats CAN see, to shut as many doors as possible, to turn ON all the lights including the outside light, and leave the door open.  After being scared to death for about 40 minutes it flew out the front door! 

So I decide to send the girls that were so brave and still here for the whole bat episode a cute little card!

Here's what I came up with:



When I showed my daughter the cards she said, "Those bats are a lot cuter!"  I soooo agree!


Bats were cut from Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge at 2" using Fit to Length at 5.5" with Real Dial Size ON.
Sentiment ovals were cut from Storybook 1.75" and 2.25" with Real Dial Size ON.

 
Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Gable Green 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   the Paper Studio 'Oops-A- Daisy' pack 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Black 
Ink:  PTI True Black
Stamps:  SU Bats About You
Accessories:  Cricut & Storybook and Paper Doll Dress Up cartridges, ribbon from Oriental Trading Co., Gel Pen, Wiggle Eyes

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room where the only bats are made of paper!!!

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