Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hey, Cupcake!


I'm in need of extra birthday cards. I have none in my stash. So I decided to do this cupcake from a cartridge that I have not used yet Once Upon A Princess. I added a Peachy Keen face so I could enter their challenge.

Material:
Once Upon A Princess
Cuttlebug Divine Swirl
PK 500 Know Cutie Face Asst
Paper Studio Cardstock Pack Pastels
Papertrey Ink Die & Stamp Heart 2 Heart #5
Circle Paper Punch
Pink/White Bakers Twine
K&Company  KP Blossom Designer Paper Pad
Crop A Dile Corner Chomper
Studio G Ink
Stickles
Scrappy Moms Sweet Somethings
Colorbox Rose Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye

Thanks for stop and taking a look!!

Tara

Challenges:

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Life's better in Flip Flops Video


I love the summer colors on this card.  When I got the cartridge Life Is A Beach I knew I had to do the flip flops! They turned out so cute. This sketch is from Mojo Monday. I really like the glossy accents on the straps, makes them look so real.
I hope you enjoy watching the video to see how I made this card!! The measurements are listed below as I didn't give them right on the video. Make it a great day.

Materials:
Card Size 6 1/2 x 5 Recollections
Dark Pink Glimmer DCWV Summer Days 6 1/4 x 4 3/4
Three top layer paper are from Me & My Big Ideas Mambi Sheets
"Word" Paper 3x 4 1/2
Green Polka Dot & Pink Flowers 2 3/4 x 2 1/8
Life is a Beach
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Adhesive Rhinestones
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles
EK Sucess Tag Punch
Scrappy Moms Sun Kissed Stamps
Studio G Ink
Glossy Accents
White Jelly Pen
Paper Studio Gemstones

Thanks!
Tara

Challenges:

Friday, July 27, 2012

For My Sweet Friend Video




Here's a card I made. I used Create A Critter & Wild Card 2. I really like the look of this little bee with flocking.  Everything you need to know on how to make this card is in the video. Have a great weekend! I will be posting more videos.

Thanks!
Tara

Challenges:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Birthday Blessings


I made this birthday card using the sketch from Sketches by Carly. After I did some back to school shopping, I had some time to finish this card. I'm really short on extra birthday cards and will be making a few to build up my stash. I really like the fun, bright colors. I also like to make my butterfly wings bend up from the paper. I think it makes them look more real.


Here's what I used:
Kate's ABC's
Doodlebug Design Paper Hello Spring
Core'dinations Botanical Cardstock
Studio G Ink
Cuttlebug Once Upon A Princess
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
My Craft Spot Tiny Tag 2 & Die
Doodle Twine Christmas Assortment
Buttons
Ribbon
White Jelly Pen
Rhinestones

Tara

Challenges entered:

Summer Giveaway Winner

We have a winner!! And the winner is.....

#58 Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
Congrats! Lisa


Lisa,

Please email me your mailing information. I will send out your goodies shortly!!

We'll be having another giveaway soon. Thanks everyone.



True Random Number Generator 58 Powered by RANDOM.ORG (I couldn't figure out how to copy the whole thing)



Tara

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

5 Months 'til Christmas Blog Hop



Hi Everyone!! Can you believe there's only 5 months until Christmas?! When I saw Georgiana's blog hop at Carson's Creations last month I thought what a great idea. I had to inquire and join in on all the fun. This also helps me get a head start on my holiday cards.

Here are my Christmas Cards

Diecut
Material:
Paper Dolls Dress Up
Core'dinations Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Collection Paper
Red/White Bakers Twine
White Jelly Pen
PK573 Basic Paper Doll Faces
Recollections "Snow" Flocking
Heidi Grace Designs Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick
Cuttlebug Polka Dot
3D Foam Squares
Ribbon
Recollections Glitter

Stamped

I'm using this sentiment as my stamped image. I really like this card as it's simple but still pretty.

Material:
Paper Pizzaz
DCWV Summer Days
Me & My Big Ideas Paper
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Rec Small
Studio G Chalk
My Craft Spot Winter Wonderland Sentiment

Here is the line up:
2.) Tara: http://tarashomemadehappiness.blogspot.com/
                       5.) Tara:  http://craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/      *You are Here*

Please be sure to visit all my crafty friends blogs and checkout their cards. I'm sure they will inspire you to get into the holiday spirit. Some have candy to giveaway!!

I also have a Summer Giveaway & 200 Follower Giveaway.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Challenges Entered:
Tara

Mexico

Hi Everyone,

We're back from our vacation to Puerto Penasco. We had a wonderful time! My girls had so much fun snorkeling, playing in the sand and swimming. It was a great time for my husband and myself also. It was nice to relax, go shopping, sit at the beach and watch my girls have fun! We love to visit Mexico. Stay at a beach house and enjoy some family time. My husband went snorkeling with Alivia. They saw some puffer fish, sting rays, crabs and much more. I'm glad to be home. It's nice to get away but still great to come home (except catching up on laundry) lol.

Madison, Alivia, McKenzie


I know I had some questions on cards. I'm going to answer them shortly.

Remember our Summer Giveaway ends tomorrow!! I will announce the winner on Thursday.

We are also getting closer to our 200 Follower Giveaway.

Tommorow is 5 Months Until Christmas Blog Hop. I am joining in on the blog hop. Please stop back.

Thanks so much!!

Tara

Sunday, July 22, 2012

When life Gives You lemons Make lemonade


April made this card for a friend at work. I think the purple and yellow look good together. The Peachy Keen Face is so adorable. This is such a sweet card!!

Materials:
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge
The Paper Studio Paper
Nana's Nursery Paper
Me & My Big Idea Mambi Sheets
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug
Purple/Yellow Bakers Twine
Rhinestones
Ribbon

Hope you have a great day!!

Tara

Friday, July 20, 2012

Miss You A Ton

Here's a card I made for my parents that my daughters wanted to send to them. We are in Arizona and they are back in Michigan. My girls love to send them cards. My oldest Alivia usually will make her own cards for them. She did such a great job last time they called and asked if I had made it. That made her day.

Materials:
Create A Critter
Elegant Edges
Recollections Cardstock
DCWV Nana's Nursery
Studio G Ink
Black Jelly Pen
EK Tag Punch
Ribbon
Button
Rhinestones
Purple/White Bakers Twine

Thanks so much for taking a peek.

Our Summer Giveaway ends July 25

Tara

challenges:





Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cold hands Warm hearts


With all these Christmas in July challenges I have really gotten into making some holiday cards. I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday on this card. I also put the snowman on an action wobble, I just love it! I also think the Peachy Keen Face just brings it all together.

Items Used:
Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge
DCWV Paper
Tim Holtz Ranger Distressed Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye & Fired Brick
PK 484 Snowmany Face Assortment
Paper Studio Fibers
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles
Ribbon
Recollections Glitter
Memento Cottage Ivy Ink
3D Foam Squares

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

We are getting closer to our "200 Follower Giveaway" someone is going to get a $100. Michaels giftcard.

Tara

Challenges Entered:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winter Wishes


This card was made for the  52 Card Throwdown Challenge by April. The challenge was to use black and white with a splash of blue. April used the  Winter Frolic cartridge. The paper was used from our stash. Thanks so much for stopping by.

 Enter our Summer Giveaway ends July 25th!

Tara


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Aloha


I made this card for Scrappy Moms Stamp "Beach" Challenge. It was one of those days when you feel like crafting but nothing goes right. I made the girl from Paper Dolls Dress Up. The palm tree is from Life is a Beach. After I put it all together it was still missing something, so I decided to punch out some flowers and make a border out of them. I thought it gave it more of a tropical look.

Paper Dolls Dress Up Cartridge
Life Is A Beach Cartridge
DCWV Summer Days
PK 573 Basic Paper Doll Faces
Kraft cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye
Recollections Mint Glitter
Studio G Glitter
Flower Punch
Recollections Flowers
Rhinestones
Glossy Accents
3D Foam Squares

Hope you enjoy!!

Tara


 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Just Chicken In



Hello! I'm Just chicken in on everyone this weekend. Hope you all are having a great weekend. I have to say I think this little chick turned out darling. I can't help but love Peachy Keen Stamps!

Here's what I used to make this card:
County Fair Cartridge
Paper Studio Textured Cardstock Darks
DCWV Citrus Stack
Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade
Recollections Sunflower Glitter
Peachy Keen Stamps PK754 Critter Faces Set
Cuttlebug Polka Dots
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large
Glossy Accents
Buttons
Ribbons
Paper Studio Gemstones
Recollections Rhinestones

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tara




Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Just for You/Greeting

My twins are starting kindergarten this year. I thought it would be nice to make a card for their teacher on meet the teacher night coming up on August 2nd. I still can't believe my little ones are going to be in school all day. What am I going to do with all my time? I know, make cards without interruption's. LOL.  I made two different ones but using the same apple cut.

Wild Card 2
Create A Critter
Corner Chomper
White Jelly Pen
Glossy Accents
Paper is from Michaels
Studio G Glitter Glue
Gems
Foam Squares

I'm posting this card in the following blog challenges:
FCCB
Cupcake Craft Challenges
Die Cuttin Divas
Crafty Creations Challenges
My Sheri Crafts
Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Little Scrap Pieces
Wild Card 2
Paper from Michaels
White Jelly Pen
Glossy Accents
Favorite Finding Button
The Paper Studio Gemstones
Studio G Glitter Glue
Distress Ink in Fire Brick & Broken China
Type Set Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Ribbon
Scallop Edge Punch

I'm entering this card on these challenge blogs:


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

We are over half way to our "200 Follower" Giveaway.
Leave a comment on our Summer Giveaway ends July 25th.

Tara

Monday, July 9, 2012

Thank You

Here in Arizona today we are 112 degrees!! So I made this sunny Thank You card.
I used:
Just Because Cards Cartridge
Echo Park Paper Sweet Day
K&C Company Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy
DCWV Cafe Mediterranean
Doodlebug Snips & Snails
Spellbinders Nestabilities petite ovals
Studio G Chalk
Favorite Finding button
Recollections flower
Martha Stewart Paper Punch
Rhinestones
Ribbon
Foam Squares

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
PCK25 Chalk it Up
Crafty Creations Challenges
Go Fish Challenge Blog
Simply Create Too
BBTB2

I got the sketch from a peachy keen stamp release challenge.

Thanks so much for taking a peek.

Tara

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas in July




I made this card for the Christmas in July Card TV Challenge. This is my first time using an action wobble.  I hope you enjoy the video!!

Create A Critter
Simply Charmed
Paper Studio Textured Cardstock-Darks
Paper Pizazz Snowflake Paper
Recollections Snow Glitter
Glossy Accents
Zots
Studio G Glitter Glue
Action Wobble
Ribbon from Michaels
Favorite Findings Snowflakes

Thanks for taking a peek!!

Tara

Friday, July 6, 2012

You're the Bee's Knees


Paisley Cachemire Cricut Cartridge
Recollections Cardstock Paper All Girl
Doodlebug Design Snips & Snails
Echo Park Paper Happy Days
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles
DCWV Cafe Mediterranean Cardstock Matstack
Recollections Snow Glitter
Paper Studio Gemstones
Distress Ink Mustard Seed
Rhinestone Stickers
Ribbon
Foam Squares

I made this card for some challenges. Thanks Carson's Creations for listing the challenges!!


Thanks for taking a peek.

Tara








Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Giveaway


Watch the video to see what is in the "Summer Giveaway"

Winner will be chosen by Random. Org

Last day to enter is July 25

Winner will be announced July 26.


1. You must be a follower to win.

2. Become a follower if you're not already. If you are already a follower, leave a comment and also include your email address to contact if you should win.

Bonus ways to enter:

1. Grab our button and get 1 extra entry

2. Post about our giveaway on your blog and get 1 extra entry

3. Add our "Summer Giveaway" to your sidebar and get 1 extra entry.

Please leave a comment for each bonus you do.

Make sure to enter our "200 Follower" Giveaway for a chance to win $100. Michaels Giftcard.

Good Luck!!

Tara

 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Butterfly Card


Here's what I used to make this card.
Live Simply Cartridge (I did cut the wings twice to get one to stand up)
Cloud 9 Design Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Recollections flower
White ribbon
Rhinestones
Cuttlebug Once upon a Princess
Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals
Foam Squares
The layout if from Mojo Monday. I love the layout!!

Close up of the wings. I like how one wing is lifted up off the card.

 I'm entering this card on there blog challenge.
Mojo Monday

Thanks for taking a peek

Tara

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July


Here's what I used...
Cricut Ultimate Creative Series Sampler
Stickles
Star Brads
Button
Red/White Bakers Twine
Ribbon
White Jelly Pen
Glitter
My Pink Stamper for sentiment

Have a wonderful 4th of July!!


Tara

List of Challenges:
FCCB #118
My Craft Spot
Paper Playtime
Exploring Cricut
BBTB2
Cupcake Craft Challenge
Die Cuttin Divas
Celebrate the Occasion
Perfect Sentiments Challenge

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Joann's Clearance Craft Haul #2 Saved $110.69



I went to another Joann's later after making my first craft haul. This is the store I usually go to. It's a smaller store and didn't have a variety as much as the first store I went to. The clearance items are also located in the aisle, not just the clearance section. Look for the red clearance stickers and its another 50% off the lowest marked price!! Hope you find lots of goodies like I did.  I think my favorite items are the Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Nestabilites. I looked online and the 4 pack of Spellbinders are about $60. I paid $19.98 that's a great deal to me.  I'm making another trip today. I'll post my finds later.
Thanks for taking a peek.

Tara
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