Saturday, July 30, 2011

Embossing Challenge

Hi peeps, just popping in to post a couple of cards I made for the embossing challenge over at Simply Scrapping Crafts :)  They have 3 or 4 challenges going on and you can pick and choose which you would like to enter.  I could only find time to get these two done for the embossing.  I'm happy with the first one and hate the second!!!!  Stupid embossing powder on the sun stuck in the wrong places and so it's sloppy looking.. But I wanted to enter two cards, and there's only one day left so this is what I'm left with!  (I promise I'll try to do better for the August challenges!!!)
First card is made with a lot of Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage products!  Just adore that company!!  The embossed part is the red Core'dinations cardstock which I embossed with my Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.  So here it is:

And here's my embarrassing card!!!!  The sun is a beautiful stamp set call Baggin' Some Rays by The Craft's Meow.  I embossed it with white embossing powder.  Most of the paper on the card is from American Craft's new Margaritaville collection, with the exception of the bathing suits (or bathing soup's as my 4 yr old calls them!) which are from Fancy Pants Rusted Sun collection.

Well that's it for tonight!  I'm off to bed ;)  Hope to get a lot of crafting done tomorrow because the little one will be out of town at a parade with her Grandma!  Yipeee!!!!!!   .... It's just too bad I have to go to work .. cough, cough! J/K  Later :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

OMG LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I won a Cricut!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excited doesn't even begin to describe my feelings this morning when I received an email from Lori Allred @ My Craft Channel Blog saying I'd won yesterday's giveaway!!  I absolutely am going to pull my hair out waiting for this thing to arrive!!  DEFINITELY CHRISTMAS IN JULY 4 ME!!!  There's still time to win more, go to the link for directions!  And feast your eyes on my prize below (sorry, have to shout it from the rooftops)!

Friday, July 15, 2011

A couple of cards to show you!

Well hello there!  I have been sneaking in some crafty moments here and there, and have finished two cards.  Made this first one for my beautiful cousin Kim, to thank her for always giving us her daughter's gently used clothes.  She buys the most gorgeous outfits for her daughter -things I could never afford for Emily, so I'm quite grateful !

This card features Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen papers, Prima collage stamp, crinkled seam binding bought on Memrie Mare's Etsy, and a lucious red paper rose :)

Next up - Using up my stash of Pretty Little Studio products ;)  I kept thinking that I wanted to see how PLS papers would look against black...  I think I like it, but will be experimenting some more later :)

Well, that's it for me, going to try and get some shut eye ;)  Have a wonderful weekend my friends and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Another Glitz Release that is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!

***Post taken directly from their website***

Introducing "Beautiful Dreamer"

Welcome to our last day of introductions into our three new collections coming out during Summer CHA!  We are loving your response so far, and are so excited that YOU love our latest collections!  Before we get going on the final one, don't forget that all of these giveaway posts are open for comments until July 20th!!  Here are links to the first two giveaways:

Just be sure to follow the commenting instructions listed at the bottom of each post!

Well, today we have the Beautiful Dreamer collection to share with you...which is probably my favorite of the three because it is my VERY favorite colors all together. dreamy, just like the name! :)  Without further ado, here is Beautiful Dreamer!
Isn't this line just GORGEOUS!!  Totally loving everything about it!!

We are giving you two entry options to win, so please read carefully: 
1. Leave a comment on this post, telling us what you love most about "Beautiful Dreamer"!!
2. Create a blog post on your own blog about this new collection and this giveaway.  Once you have done so, come back here and post the DIRECT LINK in a second comment on this same post.  {If you do not have a blog, you may go to your favorite online forum and post it on the correct board.  We would prefer it to be on your blog though, so if you have a personal blog....please make sure you post it there!}

The comments will stay open until 11:59pm PST on July 20th, and we will post the winners on the last day of CHA....July 21st at 12:00pm PST!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Claudia Rosa's Blog Candy!!!

Hi everyone, just passing along the opportunity to enter into this fabulous blog candy!   Purty ain't it??!!
Go here to see how to enter :

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pretty Little Studio Sketch Challenge #2!

Ok, so I didn't make the DT for Pretty Little Studio :(    *Sniff*  But, that's ok - I am proud of myself for trying!  Thanks for all of you that supported me and left such touching words!

Pretty Little Studio is doing a weekly sketch challenge, and I wanted to share my entry with y'all :)  Normally I would post a pic of the sketch itself, but my hubbs is in the middle of completely reformating this computer, and I'm left with bare bones!  Everything I try to do does not work.  Hopefully I can at least get this into Blogger and onto the PLS blog page!  OH!  I almost forgot - see the cloud background??? I made it myself!!!!!!!  Found an AWESOME video tutorial on You Tube by Amy Young (SweetSeptemberStamps) about "Distress Ink Cloud Backgrounds".  It is so easy and so beautiful, I believe I will be using it quite often!!  Here's the link to watch and see for yourself -

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Gabrielle is doing a blog candy giveaway!!!

Wow, I couldn't believe it - this is one gorgeous blog candy!  Gabi is such a sweet and helpful person, I just love her to death!  Here's a pic of the yummies and a link to her blog!