Wednesday, March 30, 2011

✿Yet another SpRiNg card!✿

Good afternoon to all!  Don't ya'll just *lOvE* spring?!?!  I know I do!  This is the time of year where the weather is just PERFECT.  Not too hot and not too cold... though, I know that here in Texas we'll get smacked with the heat very soon!  But for now, I am just going to enjoy what's left of spring here.... they are calling for a *BeAuTiFuL* weekend here with temps in the low to mid 80s!  Ahhhh, that is just ♪♫ music ♫♪ to my ears!  And spring is what has been inspiring me lately with my creations.  I just absolutely love birds, flowers  , Easter .....  and I could go on and on. ¯\_()_/¯  Without further ado, below you'll find another card with yet another hummingbird!  Enjoy ya'll!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ jEnNie

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just trying to get through the week....

Happy Tuesday to all of my fellow bloggers!  As most of you know, my daughter is away for the week at the Goddard Youth Camp... and I am missing her terribly! :`(  On top of that.... my husband, who works in the Oil business as an MWD hand, just left about an hour ago for work and will most likely be gone for a couple of weeks....again, :`( .  AND....on top of THAT.... the weather today is rainy and gloomy!  What a day.... what a day!

So, I have been keeping myself busy with my paper, stamps, and Cricut!  There's nothing like crafting to bring your spirits up!  Below are a few projects that I worked on for my dear hubby and beautiful daughter.  I would also like to take this time to thank all of my new followers for stopping by and paying me a visit!  Don't forget to enter my 100 follower giveaway here!  I will be drawing a winner on the morning of April 11, 2011!  I hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening!  

Tucked this 'wallet card' into the hubby's laptop sleeve before he headed out this afternoon!  Sneaky, sneaky, me! ;)

Mailed this card out to my daughter today!  Hoping she'll like it! :)

Very 1st Award!

Wow!  I woke up this morning to find out that I had been awarded my very 1st blog award!  I am thrilled and honored to accept this award from Pat at Pat's Scraps!  Thank you so much, Pat.  Make sure to drop by her blog.... she has some amazing work!

Conditions of this Award:
  • Thank the blogger who gave this award to you and link back to them.
  • Give this award to 4 bloggers that you think rock!
  • Leave them comments to let them know.

Now it is my honor to pass this award along to the following bloggers:
  1. Debbie at DD's Crafts
  2. Michelle at Scrappin with my bug
  3. Dana at Dana's Inspirations
  4. Elaine at Expressions By Elaine
Make sure to give these blogs a look.... they have got some fAbUlOuS creations!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

1st of the Mother's Day Cards

Today I have also been getting a head start on all of the Mother's Day cards that I need to send out.  This is the first one so far.  I made this one for my mother who absolutely LOVES hummingbirds!  I will be posting others throughout the week.  This project was also entered in Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge.  I hope you all enjoy!

*** Also, my 100 follower giveaway is still going on until April 10, 2011... so don't forget to enter here!*** 

Wallet/Gift Card Holder

Happy Sunday to all my friends out there!  Whew... it's been a purty busy day here in the Childress household.  Got my dear 11 yr old daughter all packed up and ready to leave tomorrow morning.  She was one of 50 students at her school to test the highest and selected to attend a week at the Goddard Youth Camp in Oklahoma.  Again, her mommy & daddy are extremely proud!  Though, I am also sad because I have never been away from my baby girl this long! *feel tears forming already*  I had purchased her a 'wallet card' from Hobby Lobby and decided to make her a 'gift card holder' for it.  I got this idea at Splitcoaststampers and am so glad that I ran across it.  The tutorial was super easy to follow and the card holder only took about 10 mins to put together.  After completing it, I slipped it into her suitcase so that she'll be able to find a little something special from her mama while she is away. *again, tears beginning to form in mamma's eyes*  Anyhoo, here's hoping that everyone is having a fAbUlOuS Sunday!  This project was also entered in K Andrew's Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.  Enjoy my newest creation below:

*** Also, my 100 follower giveaway is still going on until April 10, 2011... so don't forget to enter here!*** 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chance to win a great prizes....

Head on over to Deanne's Creative Juice for a chance at winning a Close to my Heart stamp set!  Help her reach her goal of 200 followers! And don't forget to also enter here at Cricut Mania for my current giveaway!  Have a most fAbUlOuS day!

Spring is in the air....

Hello Everyone!  Ahhhh, the weather  has been  aBsOlUtElY beautiful here in Fort Worth!  After doing a little shopping at Hobby Lobby yesterday with my wonderful mother, I came home and made a few cards.  The first card I made was for the 'Cricut Cardz Challenge'.  The challenge was to create a 'Spring' card using pink, green and white and any cartridge of our choice. Easy peasy!  I had such a great time making this card that I went ahead and created another similar to it!  I hope that you all have a tErRiFiC Thursday.... the weekend is just around the corner! WoOt wOoT!  Please enjoy:

*** Also, my 100 follower giveaway is still going on until April 10, 2011... so don't forget to enter here!*** 

Card Recipe:
- Cricut Expression
-Accent Essentials Cartridge
-Destinations Cartridge for the tag
-the Paper Studio ribbon punch
- Cuttlebug
-$1 rose stamp from Michael's
- Sentiment stamp from My Pink Stamper's 'Everyday Life' set
- Marvy Le Plume II markers & blender pen
- card stock
- sTiCkLeS

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Love me some cRaFt shopping!

Hello fellow bloggers!  I hope that everyone's week is going well thus far.  I have been exhausted lately and just can't seem to get 'good' sleep at night.  Ugh!  So today I decided to go out for a bit, just to get out of the house. The weather has been beautiful here in TX lately, so I didn't want to spend the day cooped up once again.  I stopped by Joann's and Michael's and picked up a few goodies.... got gReAt deals!  I picked up two K&Company paper pads at $7.99 a piece and 1 DCWV pad at $9.99!  Not bad!  :)  I also decided to pick up a couple of sets of the Marvy Le Plume II double ended markers.  Each pack contains 12 markers and I got them for $11.99 a pack! 

You can guess what I did next.....  yup!.... I came home and played with my goodies!  Loved the markers, even though this was my very first time coloring stamps.  I had tons of fun making the following two cards and hope to maybe get another project or two in after the kiddos get to bed.  :)  For now, please enjoy my new creations below.  Have a fAbUlOuS evening and rest of the week!  

***Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway.... ya'll have until April 10, 2011!***

These are the markers that I picked up at Joann's today for a great steal!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My NEW Button & Very 1st Giveaway!


Contents Include:
(3) Studio G inks in green, pink, & purple
(1) "My Sunny Friend" stamp
(2) Studio18 "Pretty Petals" dimensional sticker packs
(1) My Pink Stamper "Everyday Occasions" stamp set
Happy happy Sunday to all! I hope that you are all enjoying your Sunday thus far!  I had a fAbuLoUs day yesterday watching my daughter perform at the KAR National Dance Competitions.  Her hip hop group did sTuPeNdOuS, as always, and placed 1st once again!  YAY!  I am so very proud of her and just love to watch her up on stage!  I AM a very proud DANCE MOM!  Which reminds me, I would love for all of you to swing by her new blog, Cricut Crafter, whenever you may have a chance to do so....(I think her mama has been rubbing off on her)! :^) 

Anyhoo, I have spent several hours today trying to figure out how to create a button/blinkie and have finally nailed it!  Learning something new everyday on here!  And of course, I have all of you wonderful bloggers to thank!  I have really been enjoying stopping by your blogs and seeing all of the fabulous creations posted!  But, there is one slight problem…. I have a feeling that I have caught the GiVeAwAy bug!!!!  Yes, that is right… I am hosting my very first giveaway! Woohoo!  Who doesn’t love some good ‘ol blog candy?!?! 

So, here’s the deal…. my goal is to reach 100, yes, 100 followers by Sunday, April 10 (exactly 3 weeks from today)! I hope that you will all pitch in and help me out in reaching this goal.  I am so excited to be doing this and have my fingers crossed that I reach my goal!  You will all have up to three chances to enter for this blog candy:

1.  Simply become a follower and post that you have or that you already are by commenting on this post.

2.  Snag up my brand new button located on the left sidebar of my blog.  Again, post a comment that you have done so along with your blog URL.

3.  Announce this giveaway in a post on your blog with a link redirecting everyone to my blog!  Once again, post a separate comment that this has been done along with your blog URL.

Easy, easy, easy!  Good luck to all and a BIG thank you in advance for being a follower of CRICUT MANIA

***Again, you must post a separate comment for each entry.***
***Winner will be chosen on April 11, 2011 through RANDOM.ORG***

Friday, March 18, 2011

Here is another 200 Follower Give Away!

Help Amy over at 'Love to Crop' reach her goal of 200 followers!  For a chance to win fAbUlOus candy from Amy follow her blog here!  Here is the prize:

300 Follower Giveaway!

Follow Expressions by Elaine here to win a Twinkle Toes cricut cartridge! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Though I am still away on my spring break vacay.... I wanted to post a Happy St. Patty's Day to all of you!  Here is a quick 'k-card' I made in honor of this day!  It is half the size of my previous 'Spring' k-card.  Have a tErRiFiC Thursday!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

~*~sTuPeNdOuS SUNDAY!~*~

Hello all!  Ahhh, what a wonderful & lazy day I have spent!  Once again, I was able to get some crafting in!  This was after my beautiful 11 yr old daughter fixed a nice BIG 'ol breakfast for the fam!  I love those special moments and am grateful that she enjoys cooking!  

So today I decided to tackle a new project.  Took a couple of tries, but then FINALLY nailed it!  I was able to put together a couple of paper roses using flower cuts from my cricut.  I got the idea from a Olivia's Creative Inspiration!  Her step-by-step tutorial is fabulous and easy to follow!  I also squeezed in a simple thank you card for my pet sitters who will be taking care of all of my babies while we are away on spring break!  I was blessed to meet these two fabulous ladies four years ago and wouldn't trust any other person with my babies (4 dogs, a guinea pig, miniature horse, and miniature goat!).  As you can all tell, we are huge animal lovers!  I hope you all enjoy today's creations!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! XOXO

The flowers were cut from the Forever Young cartridge (pg 73) at 2 1/2".
This was the finished product & I ABSOLUTELY love how they turned out!
Of course, I used sTiCkLeS to sparkle them up a bit! :)
This is the 'thank you' card.  Only thing I cut from the cricut was the tag from Cupcake Wrappers at 2" and the leaves from the Stamping cartridge at 2 1/2".  The flower  embellishment and ribbon were picked up from the dollar bin at Joann's!
The 'thank you' stamp is from My Pink Stampers 'Everyday Life' collection.
And as always........ sTiCkLes!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday Entry

Happy Saturday to all!  I have had a wonderful day and was able to get some crafting done!  YAY!  The other day I received my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Craft and Scrapbook Tool that I ordered from HSN.  I absolutely love it and think it's quite a nifty tool!  I have been using it for the past couple of days and was able to make some interesting cards that I never thought possible!  This tool combined with my Cricut and Cuttlebug is a huge hit!  I decided to participate in My Pink Stampers 'Pinkalicious Blog Hop Friday' and share the card posted below.  This is my very first blog hopping experience and I am thrilled to be a part of it!  The challenge was to create something with a 'Spring' theme.  So I put my Ultimate Craft and Scrapbook Tool to the test and created the following 'K-card'.  Enjoy & comments are always welcome... I would love your feedback! Have a tErRiFic weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Thursday to all!

I've been MIA for a few days due to a crazy busy schedule! My daughter had dance competitions in Oklahoma last weekend and is preparing for her next competition in Dallas on the 19th. Her hip hop group did *fAbUlOuS* last Sunday, placing 1st place! We are so very proud of her and blessed to have such a talented daughter! Between my last post and today, I was able to squeeze in a couple of projects. As always, I hope you all enjoy!

I put this card together the morning of my daughter's dance competition!  She lOvEd it! <3 I used the Gypsy to weld her name together and the stamps are from My Pink Stamper's 'Everyday Life Collection' & 'Family & Friends' collection.  I used my cuttlebug to emboss the border, Stampin' Up ink, glitter cardstock, ribbon, white pigment pen for the stiching on the stars, ribbon, purple rhinestones and LOTS of Stickles for her name!

I put this card together yesterday realizing that St. Patty's day is right around the corner!  I am quite pleased with the finished product!  The shamrock was cut from the Designer's Calendar Cartridge.  The "Happy St. Patrick's Day" stamp is from My Pink Stampers 'Happiest Moments' collection, the face stamp is from Peachy Keen's Pk-570 'Basic Paper Doll Face' assortment package and the ink is from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Wow.... I have finally entered my very first challenge!  wOoT WoOt!  I am so excited to enter this card... it is probably one of my best creations thus far since receiving my Cricut back in December.  I had a blast putting this card together and I sure hope you all enjoy it!

Card Recipe:
~ cricut expression
~ home decor cartridge
~ Stamping Up & Hobby Lobby cardstock
~ My Pink Stamper stamp (Everyday Life)
~ ribbon purchased at Michael's
~ and of course...... sTiCkLes!  :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

200 Follower Give Away

 "Yudu CardShop Portable Screen-Printer"
Follow 'Scrappin with Cricut' here for a chance to win!