Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Won CK 20,000 Fan Facebook Giveaway...Lots of Goodies

I have been wanting to share something so awesome that happened to me a few weeks ago. CK contacted me, to let me know I was #19 winner of the CK 20,000 FAN Facebook Giveaway. A big brown box was sitting in front of my door when we got home Friday evening. Well, my son rushed to the door thinking Gramma had sent him something from Texas. He came back to the car with a gloomy face saying," Mom... you just got some big box in the mail from your Favorite magazine. I doubt it's a magazine in that big box, though." He was right it was not a magazine. It was ALOT of goodies for me to play with. I thought... I would share with you all what came inside the box. Enjoy your Sunday and hope you are all doing something CREATIVE today.

Sweet Creations...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

For this project, I decided to enter it for the My Creative Time Throwback Thurday Challenge. I wanted to create something other than a card today. One of my biggest Craft Likes is to create decor for my walls and doors. For some reason, I always seem to challenge my noodles with my creations.It did take me a bit to finish this project because I changed elements over and over. Finally, I was happy with the end result. Thank you for viewing my creations... and I hope you like this wall decor.

Supplies Used:

Cricut Expression

Cricut Cart- Joys of the Season (Coffee Mug)

Cricut Cart- Sweethearts (Swirls)

Cuttlebug Machine

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder- A2 Victorian (Frame)

Chipboard- Strips ( 2 1/2" x 12") (Frame)

Chipboard or Cardboard- Back of Frame (12" x 19")

Cardstock- The Paper Company (Value Pack, Black)

Cardstock- DCWV ( The Black Currant, Foil Pink, Blk/White Dots)

Cardstock- Pink Flocked Paper (Michael's)

Printed Paper- Paper Pizzaz (Joann's, Black/White Dot)

Spray Paint- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor (Black Satin)

Ribbon- Offray Ribbon (7/8" White Satin Dot Blk 5, Joann's)

Prima Flowers (Various Textures and Sizes)

Feather Pink- (Michael's)

Diamond Stones- ( Large,Joann's)

Half Pearls- Puchased in Germany ( Stampin' Up sales Variety Sizes)

Sentiment- Pazzles Machine, Micro Word ( Sleep, is a symptom of Sleep Deprivation) Can use chipboard letters as well

Glue Gun- ( Glue sticks, to adhere stones and flowers to frame)

Strong adhesive- Carpet Tape ( Home Depot, to adhere frame and Pink flock background to back of chipboard)

ATG Gun & Adhesive- (to adhere coffee mug and shadow to frame)

2way Glue- To adhere sentiment to background)

Sweet Creations...

Tuesday Challenge at Made By Momo

New Arrival Card...

I decided to enter this card for Made By Momo Tuesday Challenge. I made this card for A sweet friend of mine. I totally forgot to take pics of the inside of the card. Kind of bummed because I really liked the inside of the card too. I put in a slot for a giftcard and matting for the sentiment. All with the leftover scraps left from the front of the card. Here are some pics for you to glance at... Enjoy!!!

Sweet Creations...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness

Wings of Hope Card...

Ok... Everyone, I finally get a chance to announce what I have had up my sleeve for about a week.
Yes, some of you guessed right... Breast Cancer Awareness. I know I am kind of a bit early for this. But, alot of you probably heard of our  Crafty and Talented friend Monique Griffith (link to her CaringBridge site story). I have a "Fight Like A Girl" button posted on my side bar of my Blog. This button takes you to her CaringBridge site story. A couple of months ago, My Pink Stamper Robyn, asked all of  the Crafty Blog friends to send cards for a bit of comfort and to let her know she is in our thoughts and prayers. Well, once in a while I will see comments on Facebook from her that she is raising money for the Susan G. Koman San Francisco Race. Well, it occured to me that all us Crafty and Not so Crafty Blog and Facebook Friends could help her a bit by sending her more words of faith, hope, and encouragement along with ONE DOLLAR BILL. I had participated in something similar for a little boy who also had Cancer. He no longer is with us, but he enjoyed every single card and dollar bill everyone sent to him. His story was also shown in his Local Town News, which mentioned how so many people came together to do this Wonderful gesture for a little boy they never met. I know, many of you sent Monique ( this is her link to her craft blog) cards from My Pink Stamper's request. But, from reading her comments on Facebook, she still has some not so good days as well as weeks. If a card is not possible, then I hope a small note can be sent along with the ONE DOLLAR BILL. I did contact Monique via e-mail and was pleased with the idea. She commented, in return to receiving the ONE DOLLAR BILLS she would donate them  to her funraiser for the Race.
For many years, I have been so passionate and supportive of Breast Cancer Awareness ... being that I LOVE THE COLOR PINK!!!
To all of my BLOG and Facebook Besties and Friends... I hope you WILL be able to HELP in this project that I will be holding for the rest of the month of AUGUST.
*** Please help me spread the word... AND POST IT ON YOUR BLOGS AND FACEBOOK PAGES. I will truly be indebted with you for your help and support with this GREAT CAUSE!!!
** Once you have done this Great Gesture, please send me a comment or e-mail along with a link with a pic of the card or note that you are mailing off to her. I would LOVE to see how many pics get sent to me.  There will be a Breast Cancer Giveaway at the second week of September for those who are joining me in this Awesome Project.

This is her Address:
Monique Griffith
1879 Butterfly Ct.
Rocklin, Ca 95765

I also plan to involve all my family and local friends here on our Military Post. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my Heart for taking time to read this post and assisting me with this Request.

Have a Wonderful Week !!!

Here is a glance of the card I made for her:

Sweet Creations...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

October 31st Cricut Cart Giveaway Winner & Re- Draw for Back To School Giveaway

I want to start off by saying THANKS SOOO MUCH for everyone who has stuck around to view my creations. All your comments, sincere and kind words have all meant sooo much to me. Really, I do appreciate each and everyone of your comments. Ok... now for the WINNER  of the OCTOBER 31st Cricut Cartridge is:

Celeste B. 

Congratulations... Celeste. I will contact you to let you know you have won the October 31st Cart.

Also, I had to draw another Name for the Back to School Giveaway... I gave the previous winner one week and two e-mails to contact me. No, response. So, the next name I picked was:

Nancy Aguilera

Congratulations... Nancy. I will contact you to let you know you have won the Back To School- Paper Crafts Special Issue. 

** I will have an AWESOME and great Project this coming week... EVERYONE  CAN and MUST participate in. It will be for a GREAT CAUSE that I feel so strongly about. I really hope each and everyone of you will participate in. I am even and most DEFINATELY will be including all of my Family and friends in also. Stay tuned for this... I AM SOOO EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!OOOOoooo... AND OF COURSE THERE WILL BE A GIVEAWAY FOR THIS ALSO. I just don't have a set date for the Giveaway yet, due to how the project goes.

Ok my Sweet Besties... gotta go watch some NFL Football with my favorite BOYS!!! Enjoy the rest of your evening & SWEET CREATIONS!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Spooktacular Card

A Fall Collection- October 31st Cart
I apologize for getting this card out so late in the week. With kids back in school and afterschool sports. My time has really been cut way too tight this week. I finally shut my office door and began to create this evening. Along with trying to catch up with e-mails and Facebook comments. Thank you... my Blog and Facebook Besties... for being so patient and being part of my creations. Here is a glance at what I created this evening with my October 31st Cartridge. Believe it or not I am sooo ready to move onto HALLOWEEN!!! I love it & always have a BLAST looking at all of my lil' neighbor's costumes... too cute and spooky!!! I wish each and everyone of you, a fun and relaxing weekend. And don't forget to check back on Sunday afternoon/evening for the LUCKY WINNER for the Fall Collection- October 31st Cart. Good Luck Everyone!!!

Sweet Creations...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

200+ Blog Besties Giveaway...

Woww... I have only been up and running for a month and some days. And it is TIME for a BLOG CELEBRATION for my 200+ Blog BESTIES...WOOHOO!!! I'm going to make this post pretty short and SWEET. Son's got Football practice... so can't be late for that! Anywho... if you are signed up to be my blog Bestie( Follower) by Saturday 5pm EST... you will have your Blog name entered to win this:

The October 31st Fall Collection Cricut Cartridge. Remember, my Blog for some reason only runs through Internet Explorer. If you are unable to switch from Firefox or Safari TO Internet Explorer, no worries send me an e-mail or reach me via Facebook. I will be more than HAPPY to add you to the drawing. But, make sure you contact me somehow if you are unable to access my blog... that would be the only way for me to know you want to Celebrate with me my 200+ Blog Besties.
** I will announce the WINNER on
Sunday Evening ( Aug. 15th)**

Good Luck Everyone... and sometime this week I will post some Creations with this October 31st Cart.

Sweet Creations...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to School Blog Hop Lucky Winner...

Good Monday Morning to All. My kids woke up pretty excited this morning. And was not because it was a School Day. It was because they were able to help me pick a winner. I really wish... my noodles were all there yesterday. I should of taken a PIC of my two kids glued to the computer screen and following the Blog Hop too. It was too funny. They read comments and left to play, eat, and came back and read more comments. I really don't know what got into them... but they were pretty into the HOP too. So, I promised them yesterday they could help me pick a winner. Instead of doing a RANDOM.ORG drawing... I went OLD SCHOOL. I let my daughter pick out the name and comment piece of paper out of a BIG glass container. This is why my Daughter and Son got up extra early today...

262 Reasons ( Blog Comments, E-mails, and FB messages) That is quite a bit for one weekend... don't you think??? But, we more than DEFINATELY ENJOYED reading every single one. And I am truly truly sorry for the sweet people that were not able to leave me a comment. I really do apologize from the bottom of my HEART!!! So, on with it. My daughter mixed and mixed her hand in all the little pieces of papers.

And finally pulled one out.


You have won the Paper Crafts Magazine's Special Issue that was generously donated by SHOP SCRAP & PAPER CORNER. Thank you so much Paper Crafts Mag for being so kind and being part of our Blog Hop by donating this Inspirational Issue.

Thank you sooo much for everyone who participated. And I am soo sorry about the Glitch inconvinience that is going on with my blog.

**PLEASE keep checking my blog this week... I will have a couple awesome and fun things going on... so please don't miss out!!! And if you REALLY like my blog and my creations, don't forget to become a FOLLOWER. ;O)

I will do my best to get to everyone's blog that commented this weekend so I can check out your creations and also FOLLOW yours. I hope everyone has a Marvelous Week!!!

Sweet Creations My New Blog And FB Besties...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Back to School Blog Hop

*** Found out The Comment/ Follower Glitch. My Blog runs through Internet Explorer. Firefox or other browser will not give you access to my blog. So sorry for the inconvinience to look me up through IE or Facebook. You can also e-mail me through this blog if you have no access to Facebook.

***If You Are Unable To Leave A COMMENT On This Post...PLEASE Get A Hold Of Me Through My Facebook Page. I will be more than HAPPY to Include You In today's GIVEAWAY. And if you Are Not A FOLLOWER of My Blog Yet, PLEASE make sure you do follow for FUTURE GIVEAWAYS... only if you like my CREATIONS PLEASE!!! 

Good Morning Everyone!!! I hope you have enjoyed all of the Ladies "Back to School" projects so far. If you are coming from Stephanie's Blog, then you are at the right spot...Mine!!! I have had an extremely FUN but also busy week. My kids started their First Day of School yesterday. Many exciting and fun stories were shared with me, on the way home from school. Too cute... always to hear their excitement of meeting new friends and Teachers. It never gets OLD!!! I made these projects keeping my good friend and Kindergarten Teacher in mind. I started off with making her a vertical banner for her classroom door. Then, made her a coordinating potted plant for her desk. Also, I could not forget her students and decided to make another coordinating can filled with pencils with hanging school theme oversized charms (heehee). Lastly, I thought why not include a giftcard holder. Which I know ALOT of Teachers usually have to put money out of their pockets to decorate their classroom. So, I decided to add a giftcard to contribute to her classroom. Here are a few pics of the projects I made for my Friend/Kindergarten Teacher.

Supplies Used:

  • Cricut Expression

  • Cricut Cake Basics Cart (6" Doily 1 Circles, Red)

  • Cricut School Plantin Cart ( WELCOME LETTERS, Yellow, 3 1/2")

  • Fiskars Circle Cutter (Black Background Circles, 5 1/2")

  • Cricut Locker Talk Cart (Scissors, Paper Clip, Pencil, 2 1/2")

  • Create A Critter Cart ( Apple, Red, Green, Brown, Black, 2 1/2")

  • Gysy was used to design and save multiple cuts

  • Inkadinkadoo Circle & Swirls Clear Stamps

  • Memories Dye Inkpad (White)

  • Faux Stitching (Signo Uniball White Pen)

  • BIC Marker (Moonstone Yellow)

  • Hemp Cord(Brown)

  • Memory Makers Red Eyelets

  • Cardstock: Value Pack, DCWV (Shimmer Silver, Metallic Red, Textured)
Supplies Used:
  • Cricut Expression
  • Cricut Cake Basics Cart (2 3/4" Doily 1 Circle, Orange, for Potted Plant) 
  • Fiskars Circle Cutter (Orange Background Circles, 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 1 3/4)
  • Cricut Locker Talk Cart (Scissors, Paper Clips, Pencils, 2 1/2")
  • Create A Critter Cart ( Apple, Red, Green, Brown, Black, 3", 2 3/4", 2 1/2")
  • Gypsy was used to design and save multiple cuts ( working on them while at son's football practices)
  • Cardstock: Value Pack ( The Paper Co., Yellow, Red), DCWV (Shimmer Silver, Metallic Red, Textured, Making The Grade Stack), Core'dinations ( Gemstone Orange)
  • Pieces of Student Notebook Paper
  • DMC Floss ( Black)
  • Yellow &White Striped Ribbon (Target Dollar Bin)
  • Anna Griffin Pigment Ink (Black)
  • Just For You Stamp ( Anna Griffin)
  • Punches: Martha Stewart Double Loop Border, EK Success Extra Giga Scallop Circle, Stampin' UP 2" Scallop Circle, SU 1/2" circle, SU Word Punch
  • Recycled  Coffee Tin ( Pencil Holder)
  • Recycled Cake Icing White Plastic ( Potted Plant)
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my projects for this blog. As I enjoyed making them.

** Paper Crafts magazine has been sooo generous and donated their special issue (Valued at $14.99) :

Unfortunately, I can only pick ONE guest from this BLOG HOP. Please leave me a comment and a way to get a hold of you. Winner will be announced on Monday. You will LOVE this Special Issue from Paper Crafts. I loved it... can't get enough of those Talented Ladies Cards.

You have one more stop to make. Next on the list would be Ashley. Happy Back to School Blog Hopping Everyone!!!

Here is a List for you to check and make sure you stopped at all of the Back to School Blogs:

Sarah at Pink Cricut:

Amanda at:

Cheryl at Nana's Creative Corner:

Joy at Joy's Life:

Trish at 1/3 Chicklet:

Kerry at Momma K Crafts:

Tangee at Kricut Krazy:

Momo at Made by Momo:

Stephanie at Always Crafting:

Rosy at Sweet Delights:   (MINE)

Ashley at Her Creative Path:
**Don't forget to leave comments with all of the Talented Ladies. Most of them will be having Giveaways... Woohoo. Check Back with Pink Cricut, Memory Miser has generously donated a Cricut Cartridge (Happy Hauntings).
Have a Great and Relaxing Weekend Everyone!!!
Sweet Creations...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tuesday Challenge #9

Today Mari from Made By Momo has a Challenge for everyone to participate in. She had asked me last week to be this week's GUEST DESIGNER. And of course... anything for my Blog Friend Mari... I accepted her request. This was a very somewhat different and FUN project for me to do. The theme for her Challenge #9 is : FLOWER SHOWER.  For my project, I made a 10" x 10" Cardmaking Kit Giftbox. I can't wait to see and comment on each and everyone's talented work . I hope everyone who participates on this fun Challenge uses their Fabulous Creativity. But, most of all...has FUN playing with this Challenge. Have a Great Week Everyone. 

Supplies Used:

  • Cricut Expression

  • Elegant Cakes Cricut Cart

  • DCWV - Latte Collection Printed, Shimmer, & Cardstock Paper

  • Value Pack ( The Paper Co., Brown, Just for you Tag on Flower, white cardstock)

  • Ribbon ( Amethyst 9, Joann's, 1 1/2" wide)

  • Stamp (Just For You, Anna Griffin)

  • Pigment Ink ( Black, Anna Griffin)

  • ColorBox Chalk

  • Chipboard Flowers & Tags, variety of  color ribbon, Jewel Flowers, Metal Brads (dollar bins, Michaels)

  • Paper Clips (Walmart)
Thanks so much for stopping by and viewing my Creations.

Sweet Creations...

Back To School Blog Hop

I don't know about everyone out there... But, I had a fantastic Summer! Not having to wake up to a tight schedule everyday. Well, that was FUN... while it lasted (Sniff...Sniff). My tight schedule starts again this Friday... as my kids start School and Sports (WOOHOO). Not too excited about school schedule. But, being a Football Mom... I am SUPER excited for football season to start again!!! Enough RAMBLING... onto the Business part of my post. PLEASE... PLEASE ...PLEASE don't miss out on the fun this coming Saturday... August 7th @ 8am!!! Sarah @ PinkCricut is hosting a "BACK TO SCHOOL" Blog Hop. Myself and a few other  TALENTED designers will be co-hosting this blog as well. 
You know it is not a PARTY in the blog world without blog giveaways... Some of us Ladies will be drawing prizes for Lucky Viewers and Blog Hoppers. So come on... link or post this " BACK TO SCHOOL" pic on your blog as a reminder... so you won't miss this FUN event this coming Saturday.

*** Also, Stacy @ The Scrapbooking Cottage is having a Fabulous Giveaway which will end TOMORROW!!! So, don't wait to long to Blog on over and check out her awesome giveaway!!!
This is my fav on her post...

Sweet Creations...

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