Wednesday, August 29, 2012

200 Follower $100. Michaels Giftcard Winner



Here's  our winner.... Please send me an email so I can get the giftcard out to you.
Thank You all so much for following. We will be doing another giveaway soon!!

Make it a great day.

Tara

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

We've Reached Our 200 Follower Goal!!



A big "Thanks" to all of our followers. We really appreciate you being a follower and leaving your wonderful comments. It's really nice to be able to share our cards/crafts with you. How much fun is it to go around and be able to visit and see how creative everyone is. Today we finally hit 200 followers so you know what that means.... Some lucky person will get a $100. Michaels giftcard. I have it and it's waiting to be mailed. Come back tomorrow and I will announce the lucky winner!!!

Have a great day.

Tara

Birthday Wishes

I'm so excited that I was asked to be a Special Guest Diva for Die Cuttin Divas. The challenge this week is to include twine, 3 buttons and pop dots. I thought I would do a birthday card to add to my stash. I just got the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I seen this cake design and thought it would be cute for my birthday card. I popped up the cake on pop dots and added a Peachy Keen Face(these are my favorite). I did use three heart buttons with matching colored bakers twine tied through them in a bow. I really like the soft pastel colors. I thought this would make a fun birthday card.  Be sure to stop by Die Cuttin Divas and join up for this fun challenge. See ya there!!
 
Material:
Stretch Your Imagination
DCWV Summer Days
Recollections Pastel Paper
Doodlebug Design Paper Hello Spring
Studio G Ink
Stickles Thistle
Studio G Glitter Glue
Cuttlebug Divine Swirl & Polka Dots
PK 641 Princess Faces
Recollection Glitter Bubblegum
Black Jelly Pen
Spellbinders Labels
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
Corner Chomper
Pop Dots
Buttons
Bakers Twine
Scrappy Moms Mini Messages
 
Tara
Challenges:
 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

First Tooth

I made this card for the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge . I thought the challenge was a cute idea. It's been a while since my girls had their first tooth. The twins are 5 and they have alot of teeth falling out and new ones coming in now. All three of my girls starting losing their teeth at an early age. They love to lose a tooth and put in under their pillow for the Tooth Fairy! This is the first time I have made a tent topper card. I really liked the way it turned out. That baby girl looks so precious holding the toothbrush. Hope you enjoy!
 
Material:
Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge
Recollections Cardstock from stash
Doodlebug Sugar & Spice Paper
Studio G Ink
Artminds Glitter Crystal Diamonds
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye
Glossy Accents
3D Foam Squares
Button
Bakers Twine
Faux Pearls
Bling
Ribbon from Michael's
 
 
We have some Christmas Blog Candy! Be sure to leave a comment under the Christmas Blog Hop post to be entered to win. Good Luck!! 
 
Tara
 
Challenges:
FCCB - Tooth Fairy, Tooth or Smile

Happy Birthday

I made this card to add to my stash as I don't have many boy's birthday cards. I really liked the way the mini monster turned out. That Peachy Keen smile just makes him so cute! I really have a hard time coming up with boy/men cards. I'm always adding bling, glitter and lots of girly items. It's really simple but I do like the way it turned out.
 
Material:
Mini Monster Cricut Cartridge
DCWV All About Boys Stack
Peachy Keen PK573
Google Eyes
Studio G Ink
3D Foam Squares
Fabri-tac
TPC Studio Greetings Clear Stamps
Button
Bakers Twine
White Jelly Pen
 
Tara
 
Challenges:

Friday, August 24, 2012

4 Months Til Christmas Blog Hop & Christmas Blog Candy

Have you started your Holiday shopping yet? I hope so, only 4 more months until Christmas!!

We're so excited that you are joining us for our Christmas Blog Hop. We have each created 2 Christmas cards, one stamped and/or colored and the other using a die cut of some sort. We do this on the 25th of every month so that we won't be scrambling to make all of our cards during the Christmas season.


I hope you'll visit everyone's blog and get inspiration from their cards and leave them some love. If you like what you see please follow so you don't miss out. 

If you have arrived here from the talented Shari's blog then you are in the right place! If you arrived at my blog by chance or to visit, please start our blog hop at Kerry blog so that you get to see everyone's amazing Christmas cards.

 


Here's my colored card. I'm using the sentiment as my "colored image". I really love this paper from Paper Studio, it's so pretty. I did an "S" fold card as I thought it made the sentiment the main focal point. I added some brads, used the Cuttlebug snowflake folder on the green cardstock behind the sentiment and added some ribbon on the inside.
Here are a couple more looks at this card:
Material:
Core-dinations Foundations Canvas Texture Cardstock
Paper Studio
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye
DCWV Christmas & Winter Cardstock Stack
My Craft Spot Merry Christmas Sentiment
Cuttlebug Snowflake
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels
Paper Studio Spare Parts Brads
Ribbon
For my second card I thought I would make a fun Christmas card. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels to get this framed look on my card. I saved the punched out pieces for the inside of the cards. I really like the glossy accents on his scarf and the tiny jingle bell just completes it. I used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch and glittered up the snowflakes to add some sparkle. I also added glitter and glossy accents to the light bulbs in his antlers. Hope you enjoy!!
Material:
Winter Frolic 3"
Distress Ink Tea Dye
Xyron
Recollections Glitters
Recollections Cardstock Neutrals
Glossy Accents
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
My Craft Spot Jingle All The Way
Artmind Crystal Diamond Glitter
Buttons
3D Foam Squares


I have some Christmas Blog Candy to giveaway. To enter leave a comment on this post. You can also get a second entry by adding my giveaway to your blog with a link back to here. Leave a comment letting me know that you have done this. Giveaway ends 9/21. I will post winner on 9/22. This is open to U.S. & Canadian Residents only due to shipping cost. I will use random.org to pick a winner! Good luck.
 
Here's the blog hop order:
 
1.) Kerry: http://mommakcrafts.blogspot.com/
2.) Tara: http://tarashomemadehappiness.blogspot.com/
5.) Tara: http://craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/ ( You are here!)
8.) Lora:  http://www.onecrazystamperblog.com/ (Special Guest) Welcome Lora!!
 
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tara

Hoping You'll Soon Be Right As Rain!

Here's a quick card I made to enter the challenge at My Craft Spot. You're to include water on your project. I thought instead of a pool of water I would do rain drops. We have had some much needed rain here in Arizona lately. I thought the umbrella and rain boots were to cute on the Paisley Cachemire cartridge and had to use them. Hope you all have a great weekend!
 
We are only 5 followers away from our $100. Michaels Giftcard. I'm hoping we can give it away by the end of this weekend.
 
Material:
Paisley Cachemire Cricut Cartridge
Echo Park Hello Summer Paper
Tim Holt Distress Ink Tea Dye & Peeled Paint
Grass Paper Punch
Cloud 9 Rain Dots
Bakers Twine
Recollections Flower Rhinestones
Heidi Grace Epoxy Adhesive Accents
 
Challenge:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Open If You Dare...

We love scary movies at our house and what reminds me of scary? Halloween. I thought my girls would get a good chuckle out of this scary pumpkin. I got this new paper pack My Minds Eye Haunted from Michaels and I couldn't wait to use the papers!! I just love the thought of Halloween. I'm thinking it's because of the cooler weather here in AZ. I did use Tim Holtz Tea Dye to go around all the edges on my card. I like the raffia bow as I think it goes good with the Halloween theme.
 

Material:
Happy Hauntings Cartridge
DCWV Bewitched Cardstock Stack
DCWV Autumn Melody
My Minds Eye Haunted
Studio G Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye & Spiced Marmalade
Cuttlebug Polka Dots
Faux Pearls
Raffia Bow
My Craft Spot Happy Haunting
Trendy Twine
Tag
Button
Ribbon
 
Make it a Great Day!!
 
TARA

Challenges Entered:

 

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paws-atively Precious


I really like this dog that is in the Paper Dolls Everyday Cartridge. I added Glossy Accents to his nose. I also used some Studio G Glitter Glue in Silver to make it tag on his collar look real. He was really simple to cut out and put together. I did go over the cut lines in Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink to make them stand out a little more. I also used one of my punchers to make the grass. The bone was also on the Cricut cartridge.


This is an "S" fold card. I left the inside blank so I could fill it out when I needed it.

Material:
Paper Dolls Everyday Cartridge
Recollectins Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Faded Jeans & Tea Dye
DCWV All About Boys Stack
Glossy Accents
Pink Stamper Even More Punny-licious
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
DCWV Summer Days
3D Foam Squares
Buttons
Studio G Glitter Glue
White Jelly Roller

Have a great day!!
TARA

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Trick or Treat

I'm so excited to be a guest designer on Exploring Cricut. Thank you so much Dianne for asking me. I wanted to use a Cricut cartridge that I had not used before. I went with Mini Monsters. I really love Halloween colors and thought this card turned out cute. I also have not used a pre-made tag on card before and thought this tag from K&Company was perfect for the witch to go on.
This is the inside of my card. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot "Happy Haunting". When I saw this saying I just had to use it.

Material:
Mini Monster 3.25"
DCWV The Betwitched Cardstock
Studio G Ink
Favorite Findings Button
Google Eyes
Cloud 9 Speciality Photo Mats Paper
Cuttlebug Nifty Fiftys
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels
K&Company Tag Pad
Craft Thread
Stickles Thistle
Halloween Celebrate It Ribbon
Bakers Twine
Gems
White Jelly Roller
3D Foam Squares

Thanks so much for stopping by!

WE ARE ONLY 10 FOLLOWERS AWAY FROM OUR $100. MICHAEL'S GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY!!

Tara

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sorry


Here's a super simple but I think really pretty sorry/sympathy card. I made this card but it's not my idea its from shoeprincess1. I saw this card on you tube and thought it was so nice that I had to make my own. Here is the link to the video that I originally watched . I also made my own video to show you my spin on the card.
I also did one in pink. I like the purple better, but not just because it's my favorite color. I like it because I didn't use a dark enough color for the edges on the pink flowers.
I hope you enjoy the video! It's the weekend. Have Fun!!

Tara

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thank You

Here are some Thank You's that I have been meaning to post. I wanted to do a video but life around here has been crazy with school starting.

I'm usually not lucky in these kinds of drawings. Now I wish I could just be this lucky in the lottery!! lol

I won some crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot it was the bundle Sweet Baby. Kimberly was having a stamp release blog hop and I was one of the lucky winners! I must say I already used some of the Petal Pink and it's GREAT!! Thank You so much Kimberly for the awesome prize.
Exploring Cricut had a Christmas in July hop and I won! There was so much in the package that I couldn't believe it. I love the Cuttlebug folder, paper and holiday tote! Thank you so much for this super giveaway.
While on the blog hop for Exploring Cricut Christmas in July some of the design team also had their own blog candy. I also won at HappyScrapper Diane. I couldn't believe it! Twice on one hop. Thank you so much Diane your blog candy was awesome. I can't wait to use some of the beautiful paper you sent!!

This huge ribbon and button lot is from Heather at Random Recipes, Paper Crafts and Photos by HL I think my daughters were more excited than me when I opened the envelope.  Thank you for so much pretty ribbon and buttons. They will be put to good use.

On another note I went today and bought the $100. Michael's giftcard!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tara

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sweet Little One

This card makes me think about my girls when they were babies. Where does the time go?? I really like the soft colors on this card. I thought the paper for his pj's looked so real with the tiny little stars. I also added a small pom pom on the top of his hat. He looks so peaceful sleeping on the moon. A friend of April's needed a card for a baby shower so this is what I came up with for her. When I originally started out I had cut the image out at 3.5" it was way to big, so I ended up cutting him out at 2" which was perfect for my 5 1/2 x 6 card.
Here's a close up of how I added the Glitter Glue along the edge of the moon to make it stand out. I also punched out a small cloud with "It's a Boy!"paper to layer on top of the larger cloud.

 
Materials:
Baby Steps Cartridge
K&Company Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy
DCWV Summer Days
Studio G Ink
Stickles Frosted Lace
Pom Pom
My Craft Spot Tiny Tags
Paper Studio Embossing Folder Tiny Stars
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed
Ribbon
Studio G Gold Glitter Glue
Tag
Paper Studio Gemstones
Cloud Punch
Paper Pizazz
Bakers Twine
3D Foam Squares

Thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoy reading them.

Only 20 more followers needed to reach our "200 Follower Giveaway"

Make it a great day!
Tara

Friday, August 10, 2012

Birthday Wishes

This birthday card was made for a movie lover! I think the popcorn really looks like it's overflowing out of the box. I thought the ticket with the stamped sentiment all went with the movie theme.
I did make alot of the popcorn so I could have plenty of them to put down and then extra so I could put some on pop dots. I did hand write "popcorn" of the tag on the box. 
Material:
County Fair Cartridge
Echo Park Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed
DCWV Paper
Pink Stamper Birthday Crazy
Black Jelly Roller Pen
Pop Dots

Have a Great Weekend!!

Tara

Challenges:

A Mermaids Craft 1000 Follower Giveaway

Lisa from A Mermaids Craft is having a 1000 Follower Giveaway! She is only 12 AWAY. I think it's super that she has almost 1000 followers, obviously she is doing something right! Her blog is awesome and so are her projects!!

Here are her details:
1 set of Spellbinders Labels 18 Dies
1 Cricut Rock Princess Cart
1 Quick Kutz Geometric Circles Embossing Folder
1 6x6 My Mind's Eye All Spice Paper Pad

I am only 12 away from 1,000, so if I hit that magic number, I'll throw in:


Hot Off the Press Mix Your Messages Stamp Set

All you have to do to be eligible to win is:

  1. Be a blog follower
  2. Leave a comment on this post



That's it!! For extra chances to win, you can:

  1. Post about this on your blog, FB or put the above picture of the giveaway on your sidebar
  2. Like my Facebook page (the Like button is on my left sidebar under followers)



So that's three chances total!! Please leave a separate comment if you choose to do either of the two extra chances (or if you already Like my FB page). The giveaway will be open until midnight, August 31st. I will select a winner on Saturday, September 1st.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Key to my Heart

Here's a card April made. It's from the cartridge Sentimentals. I really love the key design and the paper, so pretty! It was a pretty simple card to make. The key and sentiment is from Sentimentals. The black cardstock is Recollections. The red and patterned paper is from Recollections Union Square. Added some ribbon, button and a Paper Studio Gemstone.

We're getting closer to our "200 Follower Giveaway". Thanks so much to everyone who follows our blog and leaves such sweet comments. We truly appreciate you!

Thanks!!

Tara

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sweet Baby Girl

I just love the cartridge Simply Charmed. It has a little bit of everything. I just thought the baby girl in this carriage was cute with her little face peeking out. I won this crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot stamp release party. I must say I love it!!

Material:
Simply Charmed 3"
My Paper Studio Sweet Pea Cardstock
Stickles Thistle
DCWV Harvest Gathering
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large
Studio G Ink
My Craft Spot Petal Pink Crinkle Ribbon
K&Company Dimensional Stickers
White Jelly Pen
Recollections Rhinestone

Thanks for stopping by!
Tara

Challenges:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hello

It's almost the weekend! We went last night to meet the teacher night at my girls school. It's going to be a little sad here on Monday as Alivia is going in the 5th grade (where did the time go??) and my twins Madison & McKenzie start kindergarten. It will be quiet around the house without my girls. I have been so use to them being home with me. I will go and volunteer in their classroom every once in awhile.
I made this card yesterday with school in mind. It's a shaped card cut out of the Wild Card 2 cartridge. I don't have a gypsy (yet) so this is a tablet of paper and what goes better with paper then crayons and a pencil. 
The crayons are on an action wobble. My girls just love it when something wobbles!
I added glossy accents to the eraser. I felt the crayons needed a little something so I added some Studio G glitter glue to the tips.

Material:
Wild Card 2 @ 4.5"
Simply Charmed @ 3"
Studio G Ink
Distress Ink Tea Dye
Glossy Accents
Studio G Glitter Glue
3D Foam Squares
Buttons
White Jelly Pen
Scrappy Mom's Mini Message

Make it a great weekend!!
Tara

Challenges:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Creeping by just to say hi

I just love this Big Foot from the Campin Critters cartridge. My husband is always watching Finding Bigfoot on television. I have to admit this was one of my main reasons for getting this cartridge. I do like the way my card turned out. I also put him on an action wobble so he could look like he was chasing you! There were a couple of campin/outdoor theme challenges and this is my take on them.
Material:
Campin Critters 3"
Carstock from my stash
Colorbok Cardstock Earthtone Cool
Distress Ink Tea Dye & Faded Jeans
Studio G Ink
Buttons
Cotton Braiding Cord
Zots
My Craft Spot Happy Hauntings Stamps
Tag
Paper Studio Gemstones

Hope you enjoy!
Tara

Challenges:
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