Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Make a Card for a Cause!

Meet Larry!  He's just a regular fun loving boy except for one thing, Larry is fighting for his life.  He has Leukemia.  His parents say that, "Larry, as always, remains positive, thoughtful, joyful and for the most part without the difficult side effects we are told are coming."  You can read more about Larry's story HERE!



A friend of mine has been gathering Get Well Soon cards and I thought I could help her cause and ask you, my cyber friends to Make a Card for a Cause!  Wouldn't it be GREAT if we could send this little boy over a hundred cards!!! 

Please send your Get Well Soon cards here:

Larry R.
9772 E Paseo Del Tornasol
Tucson, AZ   85747

If you don't have time to make and send a card please remember to keep Larry in your prayers.  The family contribute his lack of side effects so far to the numerous amount of prayers along with Larry's positive attitude.  What a great example Larry is to us all!!

Here's a fun cheery I made a while back (I'm so grateful to have cards on hand) and thought it would be perfect to send to Larry! 

Whale was cut from Create a Critter at 3 1/4".

Recipe:
Card Base: SU Kiwi Kiss 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Crushed Curry 4" X 5 1/4" 
Other Cardstock / Paper:    DCWV The Glitter Stack, Black, Buckaroo Blue
Ink: Black Marker
Stamps:  SU Pun Fun
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Stampin Up punches, Cricut & Create a Critter cartridge

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

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Family Update!

Here are some pictures that we took on our trip to the Grand Canyon last weekend!

I hope you enjoy taking a little peek into my crazy life.

When I first started blogging, since I don't usually 'blog' on Sundays, I decided I would dedicate that day once a month or so to 'Family Updates' but since our church time has changed I've found it difficult to do even that.  Plus, my little blog has grown (YIPPEE!) and I don't want my crafting readers too bored with my family stuff!!  But I haven't done a family update is such a long time I thought it would be alright.  :)

We had sooo much fun but it was colder than I thought and the WINDY!


The oldest (still living at home) somehow escaped the camera most of the time.
I think I had to threaten driving privileges (he just got his permit) to get this one!


They would have been happy to just climb on rocks all day!





I love this one!
Big brother (by only 11 months to the other brother)!




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I hope you've enjoyed seeing my crew!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Soccer Cartridge Winner!

And the winner of the Soccer Cricut Cartridge is .......


Lucky #22

Sharon!!

Sharon said:  "What a great giveaway - thanks for the chance! I would use it for scrapbgook page layouts - both of my kids played soccer and this would be perfect for their pages!"

Congrats Sharon!  Please use the 'Contact Me' button to safely send me your shipping information.
 
Thanks so much for checking in today!

While you're here be sure and check out the current challenge!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

HIMCR #35 - Bring on some Spring!

I can't believe another week has come and gone and it's Saturday again, time for a new challenge!!

The challenge this week, the 4th week of the month, is Mix It Up week!  This time the challenge is Spring!  Let's see those Spring Projects, even though it might be a little premature.  You have until Friday night, March 2nd to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing this week.  This is the last Saturday of the month so it's the last week to get entered into the monthy giveaway.

Here's what I came up with:

Flower pot image was cut from Everyday Pop-Up Cards at 3.5".
Sentiment tag layers were cut from Art Philosophy at 1.5".

Recipe:
Card Base: SU Yo-Yo Yellow  4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   SU Pixie Pink 4 1/8" X 5 3/8", DCWV The Blossoms & Butterflies Stack 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Green Galore, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink:  Stampin Up Pixie Pink
Stamps:   PTI Year of Flowers: Daffodils (sentiment)
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Brickyard embossing folder, Cricut & Everyday Pop-Up Cards and Art Philosophy cartridges, ???? ribbon, white pen, Silk flowers, brad, buttons

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 the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month!
5. Have FUN!!
6. 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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Monday, February 20, 2012

Soccer Fan Givaway!

I think it's time for another Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!  Don't you?

This one is the Cricut Solution Cartridge - Soccer, but you can use it for more than just Soccer!

All you have to do to get into the drawing for this Soccer Cartridge is just leave a comment on this post saying what you think you would do with this cartridge if you won it!  The winner will be posted next Monday, February 27th.


More than just Soccer uses!

Thanks so much for checking in today!

While you're here be sure and check out the current challenge!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

HIMCR #34 - Glitter! Glitter!

Happy Saturday!!  Today is a busy day for me; my college kids are here for the weekend and we want to squeeze a week long visit in two days!! 

The challenge this week, the 3rd week of the month, is Technique SATURDAY!  The technique is use GLITTER!!! That's it! It can be Glitter glue, actualy glitter, glitter paper or use them all!  I used a DCWV Glitter stack (2 different designs) and glitter glue, AKA Stickles!  You have until Friday, February 24th to link up your Glittery creation to get entered into the monthly drawing this week.   When uploading to online galleries please use the code HIMCR34.

Here's what I came up with (sadly, all my beautiful sparkle just doesn't show up in a photo):

Sentiment tag was cut from Art Philosophy Cartridge at 1".
Background piece was cut from Elegant Edges at 3".
The bird was cut from Everyday Pop-Up Cards at 2.75".
The Music Notes were cut from Hannah Montana cartridge at 1".

Recipe:
Card Base: Stampin Up  Rich Razzleberry 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   SU So Saffron 4 1/8" X 5 3/8", DCWV Glitter Stack 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Marina Mist
Ink:  PTI True Black
Stamps:  SU ????
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Square Lattice & Swiss Dots embossing folder (on the bird but you can't really see it in the photo), Cricut & Elegant Edges, Hannah Montana, and Everyday Pop-Up Cards cartridges, SU Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Jewel Rhinestones

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 the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month!
5. Have FUN!!
6. 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, February 17, 2012

HIMCR Design Team!!

I'm super excited to announce the Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team!!





An'Jenic from AJ Scrapbooking & Cards


 
 
Jennie from Jenscrapstoo





Velma from SnowflakeDreams1


I know everyone is going to love seeing what they come up with each week with our challenges!  They are a diverse and talented group so I feel confident that there will something for everyone.

Soon I will have the Design Team page (located at the top) ready with a little bit more about the team members.  So be sure and check it out!
 
Thank you so much for everyone who submitted entries.  It was so hard to narrow them down. 

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Cricut Cartridges

Well, it's that time of the month again when Cricut releases new cartridges.

I'm real excited about this release!

Are you ready for this? 

Click on the names to get a look at the complete handbook.

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 - WOOHOO!!! Cute! Cute! Cute!

Check this out:  "The Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge was designed to work with the Cricut® scoring tip (2001330) and Cricut® gel pens (2001319).The scoring tip helps you get clean, crisp folds on your cards, tags, bags, and boxes.The gel pens are designed to draw anything you can cut.They are specially designed for the Card Phrase feature on this cartridge."





Divine Wedding by Creative Memories



Garden Soup - check out these cut garden themed images.  Phrases and more in here too.




Each month more cartridges are available for purchase digitally to be used with Cricut Craft Room.  For a complete list of all the digital releases click HERE.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Monthly Giveaway!

I'm finally getting this pictured and posted!

Here is the monthly giveaway for the February challenges!


How do you get entered into the drawing for this fabulous giveaway, you ask?

Well, each Saturday here at Hiding in My Craft Room we have a new challenge posted.  When you try out the challenge and link up your creation you get entered into the drawing!  It's that easy!  Don't stress too much over the challenge, match it the best you can, and have FUN!!

You can see this week's challenge and more details by clicking on the 'Current Challenge' button in the far right side bar.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I just love Valentine's Day and can remember doing up great little boxes with my older kids and filling them with candy.  Unfortunately in our school district here they don't allow it! :( 

My 2nd grade and I did sneak in a little Valentine's sucker in the cards she made (all by herself!).  She's so independent!  I thought I would share some of them with you.  I am so proud of her and her craftiness.  It truly bounds us together to have this wonderful hobby in common. 

The circles were cut using Cricut cartridges!
She worked on them on different days and used different cartridges.





Work on those Valentine's!!!

My little crafting buddy!!
This was taken February 4th at the mother/daughter crafting day!
We had soooo much fun!! 
It's one of the best days of the year!!

I didn't take pictures of my kindergartener's Valentines but you should have seen my two boys (only one in K needing Valentines) working the ATGs to get them done!!  We didn't get a name list or anything but were told we COULD make some generic 'to my friend' Valentines that he could pass out.  We weren't going to make any but last night he changed his mind.  We (my husband and I) just cut out some heart layers in red and white.  My boys (5 and 6) worked together to stamp 'Happy Valentine's Day' and 'from:" and adhere them together.  Very simple but he was satisfied!   It was such a wonderful evening, working together as a family to get Valentines done for one child!  I little piece of Heaven on earth!

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

HIMCR #33 - Super Scraps Saturday

Happy Saturday!!

The challenge this week, the 2nd week of the month, is SUPER SCRAPS SATURDAY!  So dig out those scraps and create any paper project.  You have until Friday, February 17th to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing this week. 

I whipped this card together from my scraps for a distant relative that is turning 85 soon.  We were contacted that since she lives so far away that it would be fun and exciting for her to get A LOT of cards on her special day!  I agree!!

Here's what I came up with:

Numbers were cut from Cricut American Alphabet on the E2 at 2.25".
Elegant Edges scrap cut at 2.5".  I had penciled it on the back!


Recipe:
Card Base: SU So Saffron 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   SU Dusty Durango 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   White, DCWV scrap from the Cirtrus Stack
Ink:  Papertrey Ink True Black (my favorite black)
Stamps:   PTI Mixed Messages, Big Birthday Wishes, Tiny Tags
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & , Cricut & Elegant Edges and Cricut American Alphabet on the E2, SU Dusty Durango ribbon, PTI Tiny Tags die, hemp

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 the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month!
5. Have FUN!!
6. 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, February 10, 2012

Design Team Call!!!

Just a quick reminder that the Hiding in My Craft Room design team call submissions are due THIS Sunday, February 12th!! (edited!  I had the wrong date.  Thank you Melissa!)

For more details click HERE!

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Quick Thank You Card

Do you ever have one of those days were you feel like 'I HAVE to create SOMETHING today'?  Well, I was having one of those days.  I didn't have a lot of time.

Here's what I came up with:

I love making my own Background paper!


Sentiment frame was cut from Art Philosophy at 1 1/2".



Flower layers were cut from Forever Young cartrididge at 2".
I used dimensionals in between some of the layers and curled the edges.


Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Perfect Plum 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:    SU Marina Mist 4 1/8" X 5 3/8",  White (homemade BG) 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Rose Red
Ink:  Marina Mist, Rose Red, Perfect Plum
Stamps:   Close to My Heart Rustic Flowers, A Little Thanks
Accessories:  Cricut & Art Philosophy and Forever Young cartridges, Cuttlebug & Square Lattice embossing folder, SU Marina Mist ribbon, white marker

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

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

January's Giveaway Winner!

It's the 8th of the month (well, it is still here!) and you know what that means!!!

Time to announce the January Challenges Giveaway Winner!  But before I do I want to give a brief explanation for anyone who is new here to Hiding in My Craft Room. 

Each week here on the Hiding in My Craft Room blog we have weekly challenges posted each Saturday with a monthly giveaway.  To be entered into the challenge all you have to do in participate in at least one of the challenges.  Of course the more you participate the more chances you will have to win.  The winner from all the entries is chosen using Random.org and posted on the 8th of the following month!  You can check out the current challenge and more details by clicking on the 'Current Challenge' button in the far right side bar.

Okay now on with this month's winner! 

And the winner is:

Drum roll please .............................

Vickie Bryan from Vickie's Scrappings!

Congrats Vickie!  Please use the 'Contact Me' button to safely send me your shipping information and I'll get your prize on its way!

Thank you everyone for your entries!!!  You are all so GREAT!!!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

And the winners are:

Hannah Montana cartridge:  #28 Scrappin Dilly

Gypsy Silcone Sleeve:  #5 Lisa

Congratulations to you both!  I think I have your contact information but just in case please use the 'Contact Me' button to safely send me your shipping information!


Thanks for visiting today!

While you are here feel free to look around!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

HIMCR#32 - Color Challenge

Happy Saturday!! 

I hope everyone is having a GREAT one!  I know I am because at this moment I am at a mother/daughter scrapbooking day with my seven year old.  It's one of our favorite days of the year! 

Today kicks off a new month of challenges!  So that means it's a color challenge this week.  The colors are Pink, Red, and White.  Of course, as always, you can create any paper project.  It doesn't have to be a Valentine's project, but it is February and love is in the air, I think.  I didn't make mine for Valentine's necessarily even though I guess I could put "Happy Valentine's Day" on the inside and use it as one. 

You have until Friday, February 10th to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing this week.   Please use the code HIMCR32 when uploading to an online gallery.

Here's what I came up with:

Heart was cut from Everyday Pop-Up Cards cartridge at 3.5".
Sentiment tag was cut from Art Philosophy cartridge at 2.75".

Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Cranberry Crisp (really really retired, but yes, I still have some!) 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   Regal Rose 4 1/8" X 5 3/8", White (stamped with Cranberry Crisp 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Regal Rose DP
Ink:  Cranberry Crisp
Stamps:  PTI Lock & Key, CTMH Two Set Backgrounds
Accessories:  PTI Keys die, Cricut & Everyday Pop-Up Cards, fancy pants gingham ribbon,

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 the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month!
5. Have FUN!!
6. Let me know if I forgot something!
Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

And thanks for so many entries is last month's challenges!  Remember to check back on the 8th to see who random.org picks as the winner!

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Overview

Here's some important things going on here at Hiding in My Craft Room:

Hannah Montana Cartridge Giveaway

Gypsy Silicone Protector Sleeve Giveaway

Current Challenge ends tonight (Friday) at midnight:  HIMCR#32

Design Team Call

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fit to Page - E2 Series #9

I finally got another video uploaded in my Cricut Expression 2 series:  Fit to Page & Set Paper Size - Cricut Expression 2.





I hope you like it!

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