Monday, September 28, 2009

A Workbox Giveaway...

This is such a great giveaway and I just couldn't imagine what it would be like to own one of these Workboxes. If you would like a chance to win a Workbox in your choice of color visit Rachelle's Writing Spot for all the fun details. She along with 9 other blogs (all listed on her site) are hosting this giveaway. Each blog is hosting a giveaway for either a Ribbon Box or a Scrapmabob. The winner from each blog will then be entered into the drawing to win the Workbox. There are many ways to get entries for the individual blog giveaways, and wow if you win one of those then your chances for the Workbox are 1 in 10, I like those odds!!
So go check it out, enter in all the available ways... and good luck!!!

Check out for product information. I looked at to see what else The Original Scrapbox carried and I think the Mini-box would be perfect for my craft area (that is of course if I don't win the Workbox!) If you look and decide to make a purchase Enter this code when you place your order to get $100 off your shipping: 100Writes

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Little Girls Birthday Card!!

There is a certain someone who will know exactly who this card is for and I hope you like it!

This card was made using my Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug. I embossed the pink paper with the Cuttlebug using the swiss dot embossing folder and the white paper was embossed using the d'vine swirl embossing folder. The little dancer was made with the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge (hair from EDPD). I used glitter paper for the outfit and the number 2 (cut using Storybook Cartridge).

I added a flower with a brad and added Stickles to both. I also added the plastic rhinestones for a little extra bling. I hand drew the face and used chalk to blush the cheeks. I just ordered a set of stamps from Peachy Keen, so my faces are going to start looking much better. Overall I am pleased with the way this card turned out and the best part was I finished it in 10 minutes!!

Can't wait for the party on Saturday!

Scraps 4 Fun and Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Giveaways...


I love Blog Candy Giveaways and I am hoping that I will be able to host my own giveaway one day. For now I am entering and spreading the word about Blog Giveaways. Check out my side bar and check out all those great giveaways out for yourself. One that I really have my hopes up for is the Scraps 4 fun candy (click picture above). I have been using my Cuttlebug on my cards and with my having the Paper Doll Cartridges I have had my eye on getting a few Peachy Keen Stamps. One of the rules to enter the Scraps 4 Fun giveaway was to become a follower of the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog.


Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog is also having a fantastic giveaway. Look how mnay Stickles they are giving away, wow!! So go check out those two giveaways by clicking on the above pictures and don't forget to look in my side bar. Have fun and good luck!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Witch Girl Card..

I have to say that I am getting a bit frustrated with myself and how my projects turn out. There are people who were born with the crafting gene and I am not one of them. I love to do crafts and try to be creative, so when my light bulb won't turn on, it is frustrating. I am going to keep moving forward because I am hoping the more I create the better I will get at it.
Last night I worked on a Halloween Card using the PDDU cartridge. I found some clearance Halloween paper and used just a small portion of that. I must have sat there for hours trying to come up with some creative juice and eventually came up with a witch card. I also used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch for the borders... My face drawing technique needs some help, but I am hoping to buy some stamps from Peachy Keen and then my faces will be perfect. I used black diamond stickles on the hair, bat, and kitty cat. I am enjoying the Paper Doll Dress Up and Everyday Paper Doll Cartridges. They are so fun and I think I will end up doing lots of projects with those.
My creativity is a work in progress.....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Train Frame and Anniversary Card.

I have completed two projects. Hurray for that! The first project is an Anniversary Card for my in-laws. If I do the math right they are celebrating 54 years. I used my "A Child's Year" cartridge for the boy and girl and "Storybook" font cartridge for the "Once upon a time". I embellished the wording with baby blue Stickles (still trying to figure out how to use that stuff). I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the white cardstock and then used chalk to add a hint of color to that. I used glue dots on the back of the boy and girl for added depth. I am REALLY a horrible when it comes to sending out cards, really I should be ashamed..
I am very happy that I am ahead of the game. I have a whole 9 days to get this in the mail to them
My second project is a picture frame that was given to me for my son Mason's class. Mason is 21 months old and his teacher sent home the frame to be decorated for a family picture and then brought back to school. This is so the kids can see their family through out the day. Mason loves Thomas and trains. Really it just amazes me how much. My husband drew Thomas the Tank Engine on Mason lunch bag and he goes crazy, yelling "train" every time he sees it.

It was only fitting that I would decorate the frame with Thomas in mind. I found a piece of Thomas the Tank Engine cardstock at Michael's which worked out perfect. I traced the frame onto the back of the cardstock and then glued the paper on to the frame. I used the "Everyday Paper Dolls" cartridge to make a train Engineer (Mason). I was so exited to see it had a curly hair feature, since my son has curly hair.. see here, I go on and on about his beautiful curls.

I then used the "A Child's Year" font to spell out Mason's Family. I used Mod Podge over the paper for added protection, then I put glue dots on the back of the train engineer for added depth. All in all I am please with my first two projects using my Cricut. Have I mentioned that I just adore my pink Cricut Expression..

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Introduction to My Creative Pink..

I have done it! I have started a crafting blog. This is actually kind of funny because my poor family blog is often neglected. I am working on this, first step is to admit the neglect right? So why have I started this blog? Well for one thing I want my family blog to be just that, about my family. In my entry into the craft world I have stumbled upon lots of craft sites and giveaways that require me to post on my blog. This has just made my blog kind of busy and detracts away from the kids. My second reason for starting this blog is so that I can document progress with different projects that I will do. I hop around from blog to blog searching ideas, getting inspiration and then I come to my little corner and try and create. The key word is try, but I do try and that is what is important.
I will be doing different types of crafts but mainly I will make cards, scrapbooking, and sew. I just purchased a Pink Cricut Expression and have added to my sewing with the purchase of a serger. This is going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait to see where my creativity will take me.