Make A Wish Challenge

Sorry that I'm late getting this one posted up.  Everything has been and eternal blur the last few days especially since my allergies kicked back in to high gear and I was trying to decide if I was getting the crud everyone has been sharing or if it was just my allergies.....

All that aside, I have a card I'd like to share with you for our Make a Wish Crafty Cardz Challenge.  This week we made cards for a child's birthday.

My card is based from one I saw in one of my craft books titled Pop Up Cards.  Now I will admit that my first effort to recreate this card failed so I went back to the drawing board - literally -  and used the body and gloves template included for this particular pop up. 

Other than that I used:

Paper Doll Dress Up for the clown's head

George for my balloons

Christmas Noel for the closed door on the front of the card.

And now that you've seen my card for this week's challenge be sure to check out the other fabulous designs our team created for you this week.  Then create your own card, link up and play along with us.  You have until noon EST, Tuesday, March 12th to link up and play for a chance to win a set of Cardz TV Stamps! 

Pomp-A-Doodle Scarf

I just love it when the weekend arrives and I can sit back and play in my craft room while the children sleep or my hubby is playing on his PlayStation. Last night I sat on the bed watching TV and finishing this scarf while they were playing Call of Duty.  And this morning I'm in my craft with my embroidery machine running next to me while I'm checking in on my blog, pintrest and other crafty stuff.

Recently I've seen a lot of ladies using the pom pom style yarn to create these beautiful scarves and I just had to give it a try.  Needless to say I love the look and texture to this scarf.  It's nice and soft and sure to keep a neck warm without too much weight.

If you're a loom knitter like me and want see how you can create a scarf using the pom pom yarn check out this You Tube Video here.

Hats Off To You

Well we made it through another weekend and just in time for another Pause Dream Enjoy challenge.  This week our projects are showcasing hats.  Yep, make a card, layout or any other project but be sure to put a hat on it somewhere.

For my project I chose to create a salute to the troops and went with a Patriotic theme.  My two cuts are from the Stand and Salute cartridge.  I then adhered a small piece of silver metallic cord to the hat and then adhered the hat to a strip of paper that I ran through the printer with the graphic and verbiage pictured.  The saluting solider I turned around so that the salute would be facing the hat and flag rather than the salute being away from it.

Now that you've seen my project, hop on over to Pause Dream Enjoy and check out all of the other wonderful projects our team created for you this week.  There are some truly inspiring ones waiting just for you.

Then - after you've had a look - create your own project, link up and play along with us for your chance to win a set of CARDZ TV STAMPS (must have a USA address).  You have until March 3rd to get your entries in but don't dilly dally because it'll be here before you know it.......

Love You Because Mini Album

For Valentine's Day I always make a little something (besides a card) for my husband.  Not because we can't afford gifts but because 1) it's hard to surprise him since we do everything together and 2) I want it to come from my heart and not a big box store.  So this year as part of his gift I made him a mini album listing some of the reasons I love him and I wanted to share just a couple of the pages with you.

This was an easy album to make.  For my pages I cut 3" circles from chipboard and backed each side using paper from the SEI Think of Me mat stack.  Then using my Crop O Dile I punched holes for my ring binder to hold them all together.

My cover features that cute little Teddy Bear from the Teddy Bear Parade on an action wobble. 

On the inside I alternated using pictures and cuts from Create a Critter along with my "reasons".  

The mats I used for my "reasons" are from the Cricut Alphabet, one of the E2 Anniversary built in cartridges.  

The heart is from Cricut Alphabet and the Sexy verbiage is from Suburia.

And since I used a variety of scraps on this project I'm going to enter it into the Super Scraps challenge over at Hiding in My Craft Room.  There's still time to play as the challenge ends tonight.

No Monkeying Around....Be Mine

Happy Wednesday everyone.  I have some exciting news for you!  Cricut Cardz Challenge has changed its name to CRAFTY Cardz Challenge so that we can open up our challenges to include any cutting machine that is out on the market.  So that means you can use your Silhouette, Slice, Sizzix or any other machine to come play along with us....

This week it's all about cute critters - and of course Valentine's.  For this week's challenge I used the Life's a Party and Create a Critter cartridges for my card.   These cuts were great for this card because it made it one of those quick, easy and done in 30 minute cards.  And with all the Valentine things I've been working on I needed a card like that this week.  LOL

Now that you've seen my take on this week's challenge hop on over to Cardz TV to check out all of the other awesome designs our team put together for you.  Then after you've been amply inspired, create your own, link up and play along with us. 

I'm also entering this one in to the Super Scraps Saturday challenge over at Hiding in My Craft Room.  So if you're using up scraps you should come play along there too.

Valentine Favors

I have been scouring through Pintrest a lot lately and today's project was inspired by one of the pins I fell in love with.  Talk about a quick, easy and fun project that yields great results - this is it!  All it took was one simple cut from the Billionaire cartridge.

To that add in a couple of text boxes formatted on to an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock.  Snip, cut.  Back that to a valentine print paper, adhere the mustache and then add a couple of glue dots to the lollipop and're done.

Told ya it was easy.

I Love You Like....


And so my super-bear Valentine was born out of a sentiment.  I downloaded this great little graphic from Paper Crafts Connection blog section of sentiments.  Then over the last couple of days I've been playing around as I have time trying to decide just how I wanted to design my card around the sentiment.  This is what I came up with..........

From Teddy Bear Parade I cut the superhero bear at 2 1/2" 

From Gypsy Wanderings I cut the hearts at 1/2" and 3/4"

My paper background is from one of the Marvel comic scene pages.  How perfect is that?  And on the inside is my sentiment.

Talk about a fun and easy card to put together.  I just love it when a card comes together this easily.  Don't you?  And for a bit of extra fun I'm going to enter this one in to the Love is in the Air Challenge over at Just a Scrappin.  You should come play along too.

February Calendar

So while my husband was playing Call of Duty as he so often does on the weekend I sat in my craft room going through some freebies I recently won in a challenge and came across a magnetic calendar kit from SEI.  As I pulled out the papers and stickers I thought this is great but I really want to 'scrap' my pages and so I created my page for the month of February.

For this page I used one of the pages from the K&Company valentine mat stack.  Cut the February from Designer's Calendar and the cute little cupids from Seasonal Characters.

Now I just have to decide what I'm going to do for my other months......