Friday, October 25, 2013

CARDZTV Happy Halloween Linky Party

Happy Halloween!!  Who is ready for another fun challenge?  The Cardztv Go To Linky Party Gals have cranked out some super cute, super fun projects for you!  This challenge begins today, October 25th and will close in two weeks so you have plenty of time to make a fun project for Halloween and get it submitted to win one set of Cardztv Stamps!!!

Our theme for this challenge is to make a card, layout or 3-D project for Halloween using black, orange and purple as the primary fun is that?

Mary has plenty of Halloween themed stamp sets for you to choose from and I used the "More Spooky Sayings" stamp set for my project below:

Cricut Create a Friend Cartridge

Here is a sample of the awesome stamp set Mary has available in her store.  You can check out all of her amazing stamp sets HERE!

If you would like to return to Mary's blog for more inspiration, just click HERE!

Happy Haunting!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

CARDZTV Pumpkin Patch Linky Party

The air is getting cooler, leaves are changing on the trees, children are settled in school and it is time to visit the Pumpkin Patch in your area! We have two pumpkin patches in my area and every year it is so much fun to watch the little ones get so excited about picking out their pumpkin.

Our linky party challenge theme is to create anything that has to do with pumpkins! Mary recently created several fun fold card tutorials and I couldn't resist making one of the fun fold cards. I thought it turned out so cute!

This challenge starts today, October 11, 2014 and will run for two weeks. For more information on the particulars, you can check HERE!

Here is my fun project:

Fun Fold card using "For the Birds" stamp set

Super cute pumpkin using "Going in Circles"

You can check out all of Mary's amazing stamp sets HERE!

Come play with us and link up your project!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Paper Playtime Challenge #20

If you are looking for The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge, click HERE!!!

It is time for another challenge for Paper Playtime!!!  Can you guess what the THEME is?  lol

That's right!!!  Use red, yellow and blue in your project!!

Our fantabulous sponsor for this challenge is KaDoodle Bug Designs!  The prize is a $10 gift certificate to their awesome is that? You can check out their store HERE.

The challenge runs until October 13th.  For more information about this challenge, check it out HERE!

This is what I made for my project:

I used the Cricut Create A Friend cartridge....WARNING WILL ROBINSON WARNING!!!  Lots of layers in this cartridge!  The clown was cut at 2.5 inches.  I think I will cut it bigger next time!

The sentiment, "Have a happy YOU day!" is from CARDZTV!  It is from the "This & That" stamp set.

I am entering this project in the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!  Check it out here!

 Have a great day!

The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge

The Scrapbooking Queen is having another super fun, royal, digi challenge!  The challenge will run from today, September 30th until our next challenge the end of October.  You have PLENTY of time to get out your digis and make a super fun card, layout, or craft project!

We are showcasing some awesome stamps provided by:

You can check out their fabulous store by clicking on their link that I have provided HERE!!!
Our wonderful sponsor is giving a $12 gift card to one lucky winner who submits a project!

The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!  Please refer to The Scrapbooking Queen's Digi Challenge HERE if you have any questions or if you would like to see our Design Team's amazing projects!

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I selected a cute, "spider" cupcake digi to use on my project.  The Spider Cupcake Digital Stamp is perfect for all of your Halloween projects!  This sweet mixture of cupcakes and spooky spider is so much fun!!!

Isn't this just the cutest card?  It was so easy to make and super fast and fun!  I was finished with this quick card in a flash!

I am entering this project in the Craftin Desert Diva's Challenge.  Check it out here!

Come play with us!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Color Challenge

Hello!!!  Theresa, The Scrapbooking Queen is having a color challenge on the 15th of every month.  How fun is that?

Can you guess what the colors are?  That is right!  I thought this choice of colors is perfect for a fall card:

I did add a little white background mat to separate the khaki colored card base from the sage green mat to add some dimension.  The sentiment "Leaves" is from CARDZTV stamps.  It is called "Fall Fun" and is available at Mary's STORE.

Come and play with us!!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Scrapbooking Queens Royal Digi Challenge

Hello!  It is time for another digi challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle!  Come and play with us! Make a card, altered project, or layout ....anything goes!  Easy peasy!

Here is my project:

And guess what?  "Jaws" is on an Action Wobble!!!

This adorable image is from Meljen's Designs

Here are some rules  for you to win our awesome sponsor Blog Candy!

1} please become a follower of  TSQ Challenge Blog

2} follow our sponsors on FB (HERE)

Our sponsors for this challenge are Pink Cat Studio, Bugaboo Stamps and Meljen's Designs!
Check out Meljen's Designs HERE!
Check out Pink Cat Studio HERE!
Check out Bugaboo Stamps HERE!
Check out Milk Coffee Stamps HERE!

You may enter more than one project, but each project
MUST be a new creation (no back posts) and MUST be linked
 directly to your project post, NOT a general link to
Please include a backlink to your project.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fun In The Sun Blog Hop

Welcome to “Fun In The Sun” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from PAM'S, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

We will be showcasing summer time projects! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  SCRAPPING FOR LESS is sponsoring a wonderful prize of a $20 credit to the winner of this hop!  This retail store is a Facebook Group designed specifically for us to purchase scrapbook products at great prices!  This is a retail/pre-order group where you commit to order the new, trendy, FABULOUS items being offered for sale. Invoices are sent to you via email a few days before the specified order date.  There are also many items "in stock" each month for you to order.

What do you need to do to qualify to win?  Leave a comment on everyone's blog and you will become eligible to become a winner! The winner MAY be chosen from any of the participant's blogs that are in the hop.  How easy is that?

Click on the link below which will take you to the Scrapping For Less Facebook page.  You will become a member when you ask to join the group.  Easy Peasy!


For my project today, I created two 12 by 12 layouts using the Cricut PACK YOUR BAGS cartridge.  I love making layouts!

Used Pack Your Bags Cricut Cartridge

Lounge chair cut at 3 inches; flip flops 1.75 inches

Title cut at 2.75 inches

Sea Gull cut at 2 inches, stump embossed
with Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Folder

I hope you like my layouts!  They were so much fun to make and a nice change from making cards.

Your next stop is SARAH'S BLOG.

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way:

Friday, August 16, 2013

CARDZ TV Go To Galz Linky Party #2

Hi!  Happy Friday!

It is time for the CARDZ TV Go-To Galz Linky Party #2!  I had a BLAST with the first party, didn't you?

Our theme for this party is:  Pop it up or Make it Wiggle!!!

Create a card, layout, or craft and use pop dots, foam tape or an Action Wobble on your main image.  How much fun is that?  You have until noon Eastern Standard Time, Thursday, August 29th, to post your name and a link to your creation to Mary's Blog.  You do not have to use CARDZ TV Stamps to link up and enter.  The link up winner, picked by, will receive one set of Cardz TV Stamps!  All of Mary's stamp sets are available HERE.

Here is my project:

Smiley cards cartridge and This & That stamp set

Do not pass not collect $200!  Run past Park Place and head to your craft room and make a fun project!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Thinking of You

I ordered the Creative Cards cartridge from ProvoCraft a few months ago and I am just beginning to start playing with it. The is the second card I have made using this cartridge and I can certainly see myself using this cartridge as a "Go To" to make a beautiful, yet quick card.  The cartridge includes card bases, layers, phrases...everything!  I cut this card at 5.5 inches and it will cut two cards on a 12 by 12 sheet of cardstock.  The layers were easy to cut and assemble and this card came together in less than ten minutes, including the liner for the inside of the card.  I have not tried to cut the envelopes yet.  I definitely recommend this cartridge to anyone who still has decided to use their Cricut and not "crossed over" to the Cameo side of crafting.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Paper Playtime Challenge #16

Happy Monday!  It is time for another Paper Playtime challenge!  Are you ready to play?

Here's the scoop!

Ch# 16 Lots of YELLOW
Begins: Monday, Aug 5
Ends: Sunday, Aug 18
Sponsor: CTMH, Lucy Kelleher
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to Online store
(must have USA address)

Here is my project for this challenge:

This is an A2 size card. The card base is canary yellow from the Recollection "Brights" cardstock pack. Black background mat is cut at 4/3/8 by 5 5/8. Yellow pattern paper is from the Vintage Collection paper pack by K & Company. The pretty bird was on another 12 by 12 sheet in the Vintage pack and I thought it was so pretty! Black pearls for eye and embellishment, and black ribbon is Recollections from Michaels.

This challenge will begin today and will end in two weeks on August 18th! The winner will be selected and announced then. For more information regarding this challenge or to link your project, check HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 2, 2013

CARDZ TV Linky Party Go-To Galz #1!

Hi everyone! We’re back from our Summer vacation with some new, fun challenges, linky parties, and a new name! We’ve divided our large Cardz TV Design Team into 2 smaller teams, and we’re now Cardz TV Challenge Go-To Galz, and Cardz TV Linky Party Go-To Galz! We’ll be rotating every other week, so each week on Cardz TV, you’ll have a chance to enter our challenge, or link up to our linky party! We’re really excited about this new format, and hope you’ll play along! As always, we’ll use to pick a winner for each linky party, for Cardz TV Stamps and lots of other fun prizes!

The Cardz TV Go-To Galz have been really creative in choosing their linky party themes, SO…are you ready for some fun?  Their first challenge was last week and you still have time to play in their challenge!  Click HERE to go to that challenge.

I have been selected to be in the Cardz TV Linky Party Go-To Galz group and I am so excited to share my super fun projects with you!

Here is the theme of our very first Linky Party!

Linky Party #1 “Sew Much Fun”
Create a card, layout or craft using real or faux stitching.

You have until noon EST, Thursday, August 15th, to post your name and a link to your creation on Mary's Blog.  Many of you have asked, and no, you don't have to use Cardz TV Stamps to link up and enter! The link up winner, picked by, will receive a set of Cardz TV Stamps!

Here is my project:

A2 size card using an SVG cut
from The Silhouette Store

A2 size card using Cricut Country Life cartridge

I am so excited to tell you about the stamp set that was used on both cards, as shown below.  There are so many fun sentiments to choose from!  You can purchase this awesome stamp set HERE.  Mary has three new stamps sets now shipping!

 I hope we have provided you with some fantastic inspiration! Be sure go by each everyone's blog, become a follower, and leave some comment love!

Hope you all have fun with this linky party! Good luck everyone...we can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Happy Thursday!  Just wanted to take a minute to let you know that we will be having a BRAND NEW Challenge tomorrow at Cardz TV!

Now isn't this just the cutest card?  I love it!  I had SO MUCH FUN making it using my scraps!  I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card, but the sentiment says "You have great taste!"  Isn't that hilarious?

The sentiment stamps are from  Cardztv "FAQ's" and "Foodie Punnies" stamp much fun!  You can see all of the great stamp sets Mary has for sale HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Something Different

Hobby Lobby recently had a 50 per cent off sale on frames and shadow boxes.  I purchased two 8 by 8 shadow boxes and decided to decorate the inside of the shadow box with a summer theme for one of the box frames and a fall scene for the other one.  My craft room is bright and cheerful and is decorated in soft yellow, pink, and a light sage green.  I also have a day bed in the craft room for guests.  The bedding is somewhat juvenile but it is bright and cheerful.

View from the Daybed
First craft area and storage

Second craft area with
Expression 2


I absolutely love my craft room.  We began renovating it in January.  The walls are painted a very soft yellow that is called Vanilla Wafer.  The storage cubes were purchased at Michaels when they were on sale.  We usually purchased two each month. There are 24 cubes on the wall.

The second craft area where the E2 is located has two units on wheels that store most of the specialty 12 by 12 Designer Paper that is purchased as single sheets.  They are sorted by brand name or theme.  My dear hubby made a shelving unit to fit across the top of the units to form a desk.  The wall is only 46 inches wide and it was hard to find a desk that would fit.  The second craft area is perfect for guests and the small white table is on wheels and can be relocated easily.  

Please note the envelope on the is 3 stamp sets from CARDZTV Stamps and these new stamps are now available for shipping!  They are awesome and I can't wait for you to see all the cute projects the Design Teams are making with them.

The daybed is actually a gift from one of God's helpers.  I have wanted to purchase a day bed with a nice mattress for quite some time but have been short on funds.  Out of the blue, one of God's angels provided this beautiful daybed as a gift to me.   Dear special friend, (and you know who you are)...thank you so much for helping to make my dream come true.  I have wanted my very own special place in my house for a long time.  I love my little "happy place".

I hope each of  you enjoyed a view of my craft room and like the shadow box.  

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Blog Design

Happy Monday!  I have been working  with Connie on a new blog design for my blog and I think she did an AWESOME job!  The new blog design is so "ME"!

You can check out Connie's blog HERE.  Connie has also added her button to the sidebar of my blog in the event that you guys want to freshen up your blog.

Thank you so much, Connie!!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hugs, Sand, Kisses!

Happy "Sun"Day!  My good friend, Susan, mailed me a special surprise this week and I just had to make a card with it!!!  You can see Susan's blog HERE.

Here is my card:

Now isn't this crab just the cutest?  He wants to play ball with us!  You can get this svg cut at Miss Kate Cuttables HERE..

Thank you, Susan for being so sending me this adorable crab and beach ball!  You are awesome!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rock on!

Happy Thursday!  It is Thursday isn't it?  I have SO many things to be thankful for!  Family, friends, and lots of rain in our neck of the woods!  Beautiful, cool weather too!

I have been on a slight hiatus from crafting lately.  Do you ever lose your mojo?  I have been checking Pinterest, Facebook groups, and Blogger for inspiration.  No luck!

Anyway, I decided to make a card for my son last night and this card came together so quickly.

The guitar is from the Smiley cards cartridge and is cut at 2.75 inches for this A2 size card.  All papers came from the DCWV High School paper stack.  The frame mat is from Elegant Edges, page 38 of the handbook and the shadow and base cut were cut at four inches. On pay 37 is this cute border and I cut it at 3/4 of an inch.  The sentiment is from the CARDZTV STAMPS set called "Snail Mail".

Hope you like my card!  Have a great day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge

Hello!  It is time for another digi challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Castle!  Come and play with us! Make a card, altered project, or layout ....anything goes!  Easy peasy!

Here are some rules  for you to win our awesome sponsor Blog Candy!

1} please become a follower of  TSQ Challenge Blog

2} follow our sponsors on FB (HERE)

Our sponsors for this challenge are Pink Cat Studio, Bugaboo Stamps and Meljen's Designs!
Check out Meljen's Designs HERE!
Check out Pink Cat Studio HERE!
Check out Bugaboo Stamps HERE!
Check out Milk Coffee Stamps HERE!

You may enter more than one project, but each project
MUST be a new creation (no back posts) and MUST be linked
 directly to your project post, NOT a general link to
Please include a backlink to your project.

I decided to make some book marks for a friend of mine who teaches first grade:
Pink Cat Studio

The book marks measure 2.75 by six inches.  Both images are from Pink Cat Studio and were so easy to color!  Glassy Accents were added to the images and I used Diamond Stickles around the adorable girl's furry hat.  These were easy and so much fun to make!  

Come play with us!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hello World!

Surprise! This post is not scrapbook related!!!  Isn't this just the cutest little guy?  The city where I live has approximately 16 months of surface water left due to severe drought.  As a result, we are reducing the amount of water we use as much as possible and praying for rain!

Our yard is this morning I turned the sprinkler on in the back yard to water the trees and bushes.  Imagine my surprise when this little guy showed up to take a bath!


Monday, July 8, 2013


Since Google Friend Connect does not exist since July 1, 2013, I would love it if you guys would follow me on Bloglovin!  It is located on the upper right hand corner of my blog.  Thanks guys!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Proud Military Card

I know many of you who work outside the home will be off work for Independence Day.  Some will celebrate with parties, picnics, boating, or attending concerts.  Watermelon, hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade ice cream are just some of the things that come to my mind when I think of the fourth of July.  And let's not forget the Fireworks!

Commemoration of the Declaration of Independence should be the primary reason for the remembrance of the Fourth of July. My wish is that we teach our children the importance of this day. Our forefathers fought for our FREEDOM for us, our children, grandchildren and beyond.  Thomas Jefferson wrote this sometime between the middle of June and the end of June.  

As you watch the fireworks display tomorrow, attend that concert or parade, grill outdoors with family and friends, I ask you to remember...and be grateful we live in such a great Nation.

I am entering this card in the Cut It Up Challenge.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Winners--Mini Album Bloghop

Hello everyone! Thanks for making our Mini Album Blog Hop on Wednesday a big success! Wasn't it fun?
The winner of my blog candy which is a $15.00 gift certificate to The Scrapbooking Queen's Facebook Royal Castle Shoppe was random comment #121 which is Kristol! Congratulations! Please contact me at and I will notify Theresa! If you are not already a member of Theresa's Royal Shoppe on Facebook, you will need to join that group so you can begin shopping at her awesome store.
Our next winner, for The Cutting Cafe pocket and sentiment cut files, was picked using, and that winner was also picked at random from one of the six blogs in the Mini Album Blog Hop. That winner is
Congratulations Melissa! Please contact Mary at with your email address.
Thanks again for all of the awesome comments!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mini Album Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends!  Today is Happy Wednesday and a few friends decided to have a mini album blog hop just for fun!!  Woo Hoo!  We will each be showcasing mini albums that we have made and I hope this gives each of you lots of cool ideas when making a mini album.

The blog hop starts at Mary's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning, click HERE.  You should have arrived here from JANIS' blog.  I know she has made a super cute mini!!!  Janis is so talented!

Here are pictures of the mini album that I made.  I purchased a mini album kit from Gabrielle Beck in 2009 off of her Etsy store and modifed it to fit my topic.  It is so nice to have papers, embellishments, brads, buttons, and chipboard already selected and ready to go in one easy kit.  Gabrielle's store is not on Etsy anymore but you can search "mini album kits" if you would like to find one to make.

Here is the mini album I made for this hop.  I made this mini album as a gift to my son, Matt, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army.  I will present this album as a gift to him when he returns.

Front cover

First two pages

Pages 3 and 4

Pages 5 and 6

Last pages in Album...pocket page with lots of tags and pictures


close up view of tags

last four tags in Pocket Page

Our sponsor for this blog hop is Regina at The Cutting Cafe.  Regina is giving away three cut files to one lucky winner for this hop's blog candy!  The winner will be chosen via and will be announced on
**************** BLOG.  Hmmm......did I say which one of us is picking the winner?  It's a SECRET!!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on everyone's blog to qualify!!!  Woo hoo!  Check back with us on Monday to see who won!!!!  How fun is that?
Printable Stamps, templates and Cutting Files

I WILL ALSO BE GIVING AWAY BLOG CANDY!!!  One lucky winner, selected by, will win a $15 gift certificate to The Scrapbooking Queen's Facebook Royal Shoppe!!!  The Scrapbooking Queen's store is AWESOME!!!!  Lots of cool stuff!!!  All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me your favorite ice cream flavor along with your email address so that I can contact the winner.  I will select the winner on Monday, July 1st on this blog.  

The next person on the hop is STACEY.
Here is the blog list in case you get lost on the way:

Mary @ Cardz TV

Janis @ Pause Dream Enjoy

Lynn @ Boots and Bling Time

Stacey @ Stacey's Creative Corner

Ginger @ My Sisters Scrapper

Susan @ It's Me Susan P

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