Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Tina!

Today is my blogging friend Tina's birthday over at Crafty and Green! I made her this cheerful card using a sketch from the Cardmakers Sketch Book. I used some scrap DCWV patterned paper a long with various Stampin' Up and Papertrey Ink card stock. I cut the candle pattern three times using the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.

Please stop by Tina's Blog and wish her a big happy crafty birthday:-) Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January Card Sketch Challenge

Introducing a new and fun card challenge from My Cricut Craft Room! You all will definitely want to submit a project for this challenge.
Easy Peasy.
Simply use a cut from a Cricut Cartridge with this sketch as your format and the colors Pink, Red, and Brown. Erica is generously giving away some goodies to one random person, so all experience levels are encouraged to submit an entry. Please check out her blog for all of the information on how to win:-)

Here is an example:

Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Shawnee!

Today is Shawnee's birthday from Blessed on the Brightside! For her card I used cardstock from Basic Grey's "It's a Party". The sentiment is from Stampin' Ups "Eat Cake" set and the cupcake is a cut from "Sweet Treats" Cricut cartridge.

Please hop on over to Shawnee's blog and wish her a big crafty birthday!

Four Legged Friend Hop

Thanks for hopping by! If you came from Gina's blog then you are on the right track. If you are here because you are one of my fabulous followers, you will want to start at Tanner's blog so you don't miss out on any goodies:-)

I used a fabulous digital scrapbooking software called "My Memories Suite 3" to create this scrapbook page of my dog, Emjay. I have been having so much fun with this "new" way to scrapbook that I'm giving away one MMS3 software to one lucky follower! Make sure to leave a comment on THIS post letting me know what type of furry friend you have:-)

Your next stop is the super talented Amy Jo! If you think you missed a blog I have the list below. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Tammy S - *** you are here ***

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Welcome to Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craftroom! Today is "Laundry" day:-) I used the Wall Decor and More and the Gypsy Font cartridges to enhance this 8 x 8 layout for my son's "First Year" scrapbook. The patterned cardstock is Itsy Bitsty Baby Boy stack from K & Company.

I remember seeing awhile back that someone used this cut for a baby layout and thought that was a great idea. This stack has a cute little "onsie" pattern which I thought would work perfectly with the laundry line cut. I will warn you though, cutting this image this small, you will need a very sharp blade. I had to cut the top layer a couple of times to get it looking somewhat acceptable.

Please make sure you look at all of the other wonderful projects the other DT members have created. You can find their links on Erica's blog. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Monday, January 9, 2012

My January 100 Cart Blog Hop Winner!

I hope all of you found wonderful inspiration at Erica's hop this weekend. Thanks to all of you who left comments and became new followers. It's been so much fun "meeting" all of you:-) Congratulations Creative M! picked 14:-) I'll be contacting you for your addy so I can get your goodies out to you.

CREATIVE M said...
I found your blog through the Hop. New Follower! Love what you created! I have to get the Life is a party cart. Love what you did with it!

Happy Belated Birthday, Charity!

I'm not sure if this qualifies for a Monday Musings, but I am begging all of my card swap buddies that had birthdays in November and December HUGE forgiveness on late cards! I know this sounds cliché, but I had some family issues right after Thanksgiving that set me back both emotionally and organizationally. If you follow my blog you know what I'm talking about. You also know that it's a new year with new resolutions:-) So, I'm catching up with my swaps this month and will hopefully stay caught up.

This card I made for one of my first blog followers, Charity from the bookin' room. Her birthday was on Nov. 28th and I just wasn't prepared. I emailed her and BEGGED for forgiveness:-) I told her I'm just extending her birthday celebration a little.

My inspiration sketch came from Page Maps. The patterned cardstock is from echo park's "Be Mine" paper pad. I punched three 1 1/4" circles and popped them up on the bottom. I wrapped some "Strawberry Cupcake" baker's twine from Trendy Twine around a one inch strip of CS. I embossed the 3-3/4" square vanilla CS with "Swiss DotsCuttlebug embossing folder and I stamped the sentiment from PTI's "Birthday Basics" set with S/U "Sahara Sand". I used "Pumice Stone" Distress Inks around the edges of the CS.

Now, if you'd help me out, please go over to Charity's Blog and wish her a belated birthday:-) Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

It's time again for Erica's ultra fun 100 cart blog hop! If you're here because you are one of my super awesome loyal followers, then I'm going to redirect you to My Cricut Craft Room because I don't want you to miss out on all of this weekend's goodies:-) If you've come from Heather's blog then you are on the right track!

My first project is a card I made by using the Nifty Fifties cartridge - one of my favorites! I layered the toaster cut from page 37 onto Basic Grey's "Nook & Pantry" cardstock. I embellished the card stock with a strip of felt ric-rac and added the perfect sentiment from Scrappy Moms' "A Pinch an a Dash" set. The tag die is from My Creative Time.

I made these little favors for my friend who is expecting anytime now. Yes, she is having a boy! I used the favor box cut on page 69 from the Life is a Party cartridge and the "B" layer. Tied it up with some PTI (Paper Trey Ink) ribbon and whola - quick and cute party favors!

I also made this self-adhesive note holder by using an 4" x 6" acrylic frame. I will be honest, I had everything put together and couldn't find a 5" x 7" frame, so I had to cut down the "Snow Buddies" patterned paper from reminisce and use a 4" x 6" acrylic frame and a smaller self-adhesive note pad. I used Black Soot Distressed Stickles on the "coal buttons" and stamped the scarf with some snow flakes from Stampin' Up's "Snow Flurries" set. The adorable sentiment is from Pink By Design's "Winter Fun" set which I curved onto my acrylic block before I stamped it:-)

Now for the goodies:-) Please leave a comment on THIS post and let me know what one of your New Years resolutions are for a chance to win these crafting goodies!

Thanks for hopping by:-) Your next stop is the fabulously creative Suzy! If you think you missed someone the hop list is below.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Scrapbook Friday

Today is Scrapbook Friday at My Cricut Craftroom and it's all about Disney! I think everyday should be Scrapbook Disney so I can get all of my scrapbook pages caught up:-) This two page layout is actually fairly simple. Years ago when I took scrapbook classes at a local store (which is no longer open - retired) I was taught to keep the pages simple for two reasons; 1) you want the picture(s) to be center stage and 2) you get more pages done quicker:-) I used the Mickey Font cartridge and cut out the letters at 2 1/2" along with each letter's shadow. The patterned paper and cardstock is from my Disney stash that I have been collecting. The empty black box is for my "journaling".

Thanks for stopping by today! Please make sure you click over to Erica's blog to find the links to the other DT Disney Scrapbook creations. Have a creative day:-)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Theme Day Thursday

Welcome to the first Theme Day Thursday of the year over at My Cricut Craftroom! Today's Theme is Baby Boy! This is one of the two page layouts I made for my son's 8 x 8 First Year scrapbook. I cut the stroller from the Stretch Your Imagination cart at 7" and layered onto K & Company's "Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy" cardstock along with some coordinating solid CS. The number and letters are cut at 2" from the Pooh Font cart. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch, Prima paper flowers, and Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by today! Please make sure you click over to Erica's blog to find the links to the other DT projects. Have a creative day:-)
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