Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kids out of school~BBTB Challenge ~ Freebie Wednesday

My two oldest are officially out for summer break and boy are they enjoying the good life ;) Last Thursday, I took a quick photo of them in the wind on their last they are...all smiles ;)

In direct contradiction to this...I asked my 3-year-old how he felt about having the 2 older ones home 24/'s his reaction...(LOL)

What can I say...the boy likes his alone time with Mommy! But he is coping :)

So,with this being the first week with the kids out of life has really gotten a bit crazy trying to get everyone into various activities and us onto a schedule that we can manage this summer...what can I say other than life with kids keeps things hopping ;)

So, I am just now finally able to get my BBTB challenge posted this week. This week Regina challenged us to use the bookmark cut from the animal kingdom cartridge. I decided to pair this up with some of October Afternoon's fun monster line papers and embellishments and create a bookmark for my daughter.

Since summers is in full swing for us here in Colorado, I thought a couple of butterfly cuts would be appropriate for this weeks freebie cut since they remind me (for some reason) of lazy summer's a preview of what you can download: (CLICK here to download this file)

Remember if you like my cuts...want to see more of them...and if you download these, leave me a comment here on my blog :)

Have a great wednesday everyone!

Friday, May 22, 2009

and the winner is...

It's Friday...time to draw the winner of the fruit greetings stamps from the cutting café! Using

It picked number 48...

Which was:


Congrats Treva! Email me at to claim your prize!

Thanks everyone for playing along!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's Wednesday...Freebie Wednesday that is!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope that you are off to a fantastic day. Mine started off a bit on the relaxing side, since my husband so kindly went into work a little bit later today and took the kids to school for sweet of him. Well that "extra sleep" lasted all of 20 minutes, my oldest called me in a panic..."it's water field day Mom...I need my suit"...oh well 2 more days...and then we will be on summer break.

With school wrapping up I couldn't resist but to make up a few more gifts for the kids teachers. I decided to pair up the gifts, a challenge from Scrappin' Sports and More, and the wednesday freebie's that for multi-tasking?

So, today's freebie cut was inspired by the stampin' up spiral notebook punch. I decided to do a rounded corner version of the cut paired with a square middle this week and then sometime in the next few weeks I will do a different spin on it. (so keep checking back if you like this cut).

Here's a preview of what you can download today: (click here to download this cut)

Here's my little gift that I made using this cut (see the card) paired with some Scrappin' Sports and More papers, Scrappin' Sports and More cardstock stickers and a little box that I made from acetate, pattern paper, and cardstock using my scor-it. The gift is filled with little reeses's pieces candies and I tied it all together playing off of the puzzle piece paper from Scrappin' Sports and More.

Also, here's another version of this same little box, paired with a belly band card for a teacher that is retiring this year.

I also have yet another little card and "gift" to share (tis the season) oldest son just finished another season of soccer and I needed a quick gift for his coach. Using some paper from Scrappin' Sports and More, I wrapped a extra large candy bar and made a quick little card using the same paper and my sports mania cartridge.

Have a super day everyone, and remember if you download my cuts, take a moment and leave me a comment!

Monday, May 18, 2009

BBTB Blog Hop (GIVEAWAY from the cutting cafe) & Digiments Contest!

Happy Monday Everyone! It's hard to believe but today my kids are starting their last week of school before summer break begins! Isn't it crazy how fast time flies when you are a parent and not a child! I remember thinking summer break seeming so far off, and now as a parent I find myself thinking...really? it's already summer again? LOL

If you are joining us for the BBTB blog hop, you should have arrived to my blog from Marina's blog, if you didn't, click back to her blog to see her awesome creation from this week! You will also want to make sure to enter her "giveaway"!

So this week over at BBTB we as a team were sponsored by the Cutting Café! Each of us were able to pick out one of Regina's digital stamps or cut files to work with along with using the storybook cartridge with the fancy artesian cut from on page 56 &75 of the manual. You are able to access both of these cuts by using the accent blackout feature.

I decided to use the "Fruit Greetings"...I just love these little digital stamps...they are just so so cute!

These stamps retail for $6.99, and here's a peak at the stamps:

Here's a few pictures of the cards and desktop gift holder I made using these stamps and the cricut cut from Storybook Cartridge:

SO, how would you like to WIN these stamps? I have the honor to give away this darling fruit set to one lucky winner!

So if you would like to win this digital stamp set/cutting file, leave me a comment here on my blog under this posting. I will "draw a name" using this Friday *May 22nd*, the winner will then be emailed the file. Good luck to all that enter!

*To continue on with the BBTB BLOG HOP, you will be heading on over to the talented Ms. Krista's blog* make sure to leave her a comment to be entered into her giveaway from the cutting café (click here for a direct link)

But before you do....We ALL love giveaways...I have another one to share with you today! Digiments, which is a new digital stamping company which specializes in digital sentiment stamps, is giving away the next ENTIRE set of sentiment stamps! How cool is that! If you haven't had a chance to check out these stamps, they retail for 1 dollar each (such a bargain) or you can buy all 25 for $20 dollars. So if you would like to win these stamps, head on over the the digiments blog (click here for a direct link) and download the free digiment (which you are going to LOVE) and design a project using it...yes, it's that as simple! I hope you all will enter!

Here's a little card that I made with the free digiment, some SEI pattern papers (which I just LOVE), and I also decided to use the cut from this weeks challenge over at the BBTB site (which was from the storybook cartridge):

Card front View:

Card Sideview:
Have a super week everyone! make sure to stop by KRISTA'S blog...your next stop for the BBTB Hop!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Simply Handmade TOOT~ and the winnner is....

So I have some exciting news :) Yesterday, I was delighted when I opened up my email to find a publishment request from Simply Handmade, which is a magazine put out by Trends. One of my little projects that I made a few months back will be included in the upcoming Oct/Nov 2009 book. If you haven't had a chance to check out Simply Handmade, it's a really neat publication with so many awesome ideas, using anything from paper crating to altering wood projects (and everything in between).

Ok, thanks for letting me TOOT :) Now on to the winner of the little teacher apple tile. Just a little info on how this worked, I entered 23 "tickets" into the generator and it drew.....


Which was..... Angie!!!

Congrats Angie! I am sending you a pm right now! As soon as I hear from you I will get this off in the mail.

Thank you EVERYONE for playing and leaving comments. Just as a *hint* if you love GIVEAWAYS there is going to be a really neat one on my blog on monday! YOU do not want to miss out on your chance to win this!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Digiments Launch~ Giveaway~Freebie Wednesday

SO many exciting things to talk about today! Where to even begin :)

Today, is the BIG release date for Digiments, which are printable sentiment stamps! Make sure to stop by the site ( and place your order! You do not want to miss out on these AMAZING sentiment stamps! Also, you will want to grab a cup of your favorite beverage and plan on staying on the site for a while and check out all of the amazing creations from the design team! I will give you a sneak peak here of a project that I made for my husband's Grandma for Mother's Day.

So last week was just totally insane for me. I think I spent more time in my car on the go then I did at home...I wish I was kidding. I ended up making several different gifts for the teacher's since it was teacher appreciation week...but with all of the running and late hours I was only able to take 1 photo of one of the many gifts that I made. So, since I have only 1 little photo to share, I thought it would be fun to combine this with a GIVEAWAY to one of my readers! I also decided to share the "cut file" since I created this in design studio.

Ok so the winner will receive 1 6x6 tile *just as pictured* (it would be cute to purchase a small little easel, to include with the title...but that is up to the winner)

Since, we only have a little over a week left in school here...and perhaps you are on the same schedule this is going to be a *quick* I can get it off in the mail to you. So if you would like to win this little tile, leave me a COMMENT HERE on my blog, make sure to include a email address or a way to get in touch with you. I will draw the WINNER on FRIDAY (may 8th) @ 8am using Winner will then be announced and I will hopefully be able to get in touch with you, and mail this friday afternoon.

For those of you that would like to create this little tile on your own, here's the cute file:

CLICK here to download this file:

Also, for all of my SCAL friends, I have another "freebie wednesday" cut for you! I also received a lot of emails in the past few weeks from readers wondering if I would consider sharing these files in a pdf format that they can print and cut...because many of you do not have the SCAL software. So, starting today, I will also make these cuts available to those of you that would like to print them from your computer and cut them. So when you download these files you will see 2 different formats in your zip, 1is for SVG (which is for SCAL users), and one that is in pdf...for those of you that would like to print and use these.

Here's the preview of the freebie for today: (click here to download)

Remember if you download any of my cut files, take a moment and leave me a comment. I really appreciate your feedback.

Have a super week everyone!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Monday

Today I thought I would share a few of my creations that appeared in the May issue of Scrapstreet Magazine. If you haven't heard of scrapstreet, it's a monthly publication that offers inspirational ideas for's also environmentally friendly, as it's available for all crafters to view online. Head on over to to check it all out...and of course check out the calls! WE would love to publish you in an upcoming issue.

Now on with my creations to share :) This past month, we as a design team were privileged to work with products from TaDa Studios. It's been a while since I worked with their products so this was a lot of fun!

Here's a little layout and card:

Ok, so cardmakers...I know there are a lot of you out there...I am currently writing the cards article for scrapstreet and I would love to see your submissions! (click here for our current calls)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Contest over at Digiments~BBTB Challenge~ Freebie Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! Today I am off and running! So many things are on my "to do list" these is such a blur...I am not sure why schools pack the last 2 weeks of school with field trips, parties, testing, teacher apprecation week, will be nice to be starting summer break here in a few weeks!

I mentioned a few days ago that I am on a new design team called Digiments (which are digital sentiment stamps). If you haven't had a chance to check it all out...head on over today, because there is a new contest that kicks off today...and you get to download a awesome sentiment stamp to work with! (click here for all the details)

So this week over at BBTB we were challenged to use 2 cuts from the beyond birthdays cartridge, the flowers with vase and the "mom or mum" cut. Ironically we were also challenged this month to use our Scrappin' Sports and More goodies to create a card, gift, or layout using the word "mom or mother" I decided to combine these two challenges!

Here's my take on this weeks challenge:

So onto freebie Wednesday! Last week I was amazed that my cut file was downloaded just a little over 350 times! WOW! I hope that you are all enjoying the cuts from last week!

This week, since life is so crazy busy I was only able to create 1 cut for SCAL users...sorry DS folks...I promise that in the next couple of weeks (when I have more time) lots of fun cuts will be shared!

Today, I decided to share a fun "road sign cut". When I see this shape I for some reason think "route 66"...not sure why...LOL but whatever you call this cut...I hope you enjoy it!

Here's a preview of the download: (Click here to download)

Remember, if you like my cuts, and decide to download them...leave me a comment and let me know what you think :) I really do appreciate your feedback.

Have a super day everyone!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Fun EXCITING news and drum roll for the blog candy winner!

Happy Saturday everyone! I wanted to post the winner from the BBTB blog hop- blog candy giveaway earlier today, but I was out on the soccer field this morning before the sun came I am just now getting around to it.

I used to pick the lucky's some screen shots...drum roll please....

The lucky number was:

and...the 4th comment was:

Wooohoo Congrats Kristina! You are the winner of the blog candy! I will send an email off to you to get your snail mail address! Thanks to everyone who played along...we all had a lot of fun putting on our first blog hop and the "word on the street" is that there will be another one coming up really soon!

Now for my exciting news! I was asked to join a new design team- Digiments. Michelle, is the owner of digiments which offers some really cool "digital stamps"! If you are sick of trying to figure out how to store your stamps...and you love sentiments...then you will want to check these digital stamps out! For more information about digiments, you can visit the blog at

Have a super weekend everyone!