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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Flowery Birthday Card

Just stopping by to drop off my latest creation - another co-worker's birthday is coming up!
(I'll be back later with the details!)

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Scrappin' Sista!

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This month, I am one of the special guests over at One Scrappin Sista's blog.

All this month, she has had her crafty friends stopping by to create beautiful projects using her favorite colors.

I chose to create a Beautiful Butterfly Birthday card using turquoise, orange (my favorite color), and purple.

For my project, I made - what else - a birthday card. 

I recently picked up an American Girl border punch & a Cuttlebug embossing folder - from the Cricut Companion Once Upon a Princess set -  that, both, featured butterflies. I was so anxious to use them on a project together. What better time to create than now?!?! I used turquoise Recollections metallic cardstock from Michael's along with purple & orange cardstock from their seasonal packs. 

I used some of my VersaMagic chalk ink in Sea Breeze to ink the edges of the card base & layered pieces. I added some white ribbon from my stack & a few brads and viola! 

Hope you all enjoyed my project. Happy Birthday month Christel!

There are some great projects over at her blog & some chances to win some sweet blog candy - be sure to check it out here!

I have a few more birthday cards coming up along with graduation announcements - so stay tuned!

(Hope all of this month's winners received their goodies!!!)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Prizes & a Project

Well, it i time to announce the last winner (and a bonus winner!) chose Bunnyfreak! And I decided to give out one more prize, and it chose Babe as the winner of the bonus prize.

Cathy chose Prize Y - the Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge

Leaving Prize X for Bunnyfreak - American Girl Crafts "friends" border punch

And Babe will be receiving a stamper's blog candy pack with stamps & inks - including this!

Thank you all for continuing to drop in & check out my projects! I think the spirit of the season has come over me & I will be giving away many more goodies in the coming weeks - stay tuned.

As promised in the title, there is a project too! I was in a swap over at Scraps of Color this month and the theme was Christmas. I chose to use some paper I picked up at Big Lots and a sentiment I got from PaperCrafts magazine with (my new favorite) kraft cardstock and here is what I came up with:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Beginnings...

One of my co-workers just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into her life & wow was she showered!

Her family and friends hosted a baby shower for her last month & I had the privilege of creating her invitations.

This invite really simple with just a little matting & some super cute feet punches. I picked up the safety pin embellishments (from the party section) and the safety pin paper from Hobby Lobby.

In the office, we decided to give her a small shower (we were just a little too late - she went into labor & missed our event). For that shower, I made two cards for our entire staff to sign to give to her & the new baby.

Here is the first one:

The second one was a little more creative:

This one is a zig-zag card with two inner panels for people to sign. I had fun with this one & pulled out my Sizzix Texture Boutique and my favorite stickers - Silver Peel Off Stickers. I used the onesie, booties, & bow on pink cardstock and cut around the design... the results are too cute!

This is your last chance to post a comment for a chance to win my last prize. I will choose the winner on Friday evening (after I come home from visiting the new baby :)

Post your comment by Friday, October 21st at 12pm EST. Remember, you get a chance to win for each of this week's posts that you comment on. I'll use to pick the lucky winner!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's Birthday Season (it always is LOL)

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I feel like I have been making birthday cards all month - and I am not done yet!

So far this month, I have made a few cards that I am including in this post (I will post a few more later).

The first card was made for a co-worker whose sorority colors are pink & green. I figured the bold design of this card would be right up her alley.

I used the Recollections Femme Fatale stack. I am really starting to like using some of the big & bold prints on my printed paper/cardstock to make my cards pop. Because there really wasn't much white in the print, I wanted to minimize the amount of white I used on the outside of the card... I used some fuchsia ribbon from my stash and a few small fuchsia brads to highlight my sentiment.

The second card was for a male co-worker and I always have a hard time creating for men. For this card, I found inspiration in a previous design.

For this one, I used some paper from a kit I won from Scraps Of Color. I cut the circles with my Fiskars Circle Cutter, choosing four different sizes. The first card I made in this design was a few years ago & came from one of my paper crafting magazines (sorry, can't remember which one). Here it is:

Hope you enjoyed the cards! Be sure to comment on this post for an extra chance to win (win what, you ask??? click here for more details)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cathy is a Winner! chose lucky #2... Cathy is our second winner.

Cathy is picking her prize as we speak & whatever is left will go to someone who leaves a comment on this post - comments on the rest of this week's posts will give you more chances to win!

Congratulations Cathy!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I never heard from the second winner :-(

Guess I have to pick two winners then! Comment on this post and I'll do two random draws to pick the winners & hopefully head to the post office this week!

Leave a comment & an email address by Tuesday, October 18th at 12pm EST for your chance to win some sweet blog candy!

Stay tuned for my contribution to the SOC Christmas Card Swap, more October birthday cards, and some simply adorable baby shower cards!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy 40th Birthday to My Big Sister!

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My sister celebrated her 40th birthday in grand style & I was so happy to be there!

She had a formal dinner & invited her closest family & friends. The "party" was held at the marina & that created an awesome backdrop for the event. She was truly a diva for the day & everyone had a wonderful time.

I couldn't go to the party empty handed, so I whipped up an elegant card to commemorate the event. Her invitations were red, so I figured I would incorporate red into my design... well, red didn't really work out, so I reached for some fuchsia ribbon and viola! a beautiful design!

Well, I got to the party to be surprised that the room was decked out in cream and fuchsia!

I had a great time with my sisters (and just out in general, don't do that much LOL)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

And the NEXT prize goes to...

Our first winner chose PRIZE Z - Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Square (6 Dies)

The next winner is lucky number 6 - KACEE! (MCVIC)

(Kacee, please email me at mycraftz at aol dot com so you can choose your prize)

Be sure to congratulate Kacee... because there is one more prize to be given! Once Kacee chooses her prize, I will head over to one last time to find the winner of the last prize.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

And the prize goes to...

... lucky poster #3 - Rebecca Dunham!

Rebecca is choosing her prize as we speak... stay tuned to see what great goody she has won!

(Tell her congrats & there may be a goody bag in it for you too!)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It Has Been A While!

It has been so long since I posted that I am not sure if I still have  followers... are you all still out there???  Let me hear from you (at least 20 of you) and I will give away some goodies!  I haven't given up on crafting though. I made my first explosion box for my  daughter for her birthday. She really liked it - but she hoped a puppy would  have jumped out LOL!  (Leave a comment to be entered in the "drawing" by Tuesday, October 4th at 12pm  EST. If you are chosen as the winner, you may win a Cricut Cartridge, a set of  Nestabilities, or some other wonderful goodie!)