Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall is in the air


This is my first attempt at a Center Step Card. I have to say it was really easy and I liked the way this card turned out. I'm entering this card in some Fall challenges, so I thought this little acorn from Create A Critter 2 with the Peachy Keen Face was adorable. I bought this new Recollections paper pack with all these beautiful Fall colors, couldn't wait to use them. This card was fun and easy,  I will  definitely be doing it again. Next time I'll have to make a video to show how simple it was.
Here's a close up of my card. I added some Studio G Glitter glue around the top of the acorn. I just love the Tiny Doilies Metal Dies from My Craft Spot. I just bought this set of Cuttlebug folders called James'. I used it to get the embossed arrows at the bottom.
 
Make sure you have entered our $100. Joanns Giveaway!!
 
Material:
Recollections Night & Fall Stack
James' & Animal Cuttlebug Folders
Create A Critter 2
Peachy Keen Stamp PK500 Snow Cutie Faces
Stampin Up Chocolate Chip Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye
Raffia Bow w/Button
Recollections Craft Tape
Michaels Paper Leaves
My Craft Spot Stampin' Around Fall
My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies Metal Dies
Gems
 
I also wanted to say "Thank YOU" to Carrie & Mimi I won their giveaway prizes!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
TARA
 
Challenges:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

500 Follower GIVEAWAY!!!!

 
When I reach 500 followers I will giveaway $100. Joann's Giftcard!!
 
I want to thank all of my followers, new and old! You are all wonderful! I want to thank each and every one of you who stop by my blog to visit and leave such lovely comments for me. I truly enjoy each and every one! I really enjoy sharing my love for card making and crafting.

Here are the rules on how to win:

1. Become a follower
Then comment under this post that you became a follower. If you are already a follower you still need to leave a comment letting me know.

2. Grab my NEW "Giveaway" button and place it on your blog
Then comment under this post that you did and providing the direct URL to the page where the button is located on your blog. (The html code box is on the top of my left sidebar.)

3. Make a post on your blog about this giveaway
Then comment under this post that you did and providing the direct URL to the post that contains the giveaway info on your blog.

 
The maximum number of comments any one person should have is (3). I will verify your entries. 
 
This is open to ALL my followers!! That's what I love about a giftcard easy to mail and you get to pick out what you like!
 
I will use random.org to pick a winner! Good Luck to everyone.
 
I love my new blinkie. Thanks Sarah!!
 
                                                         TARA

Monday, September 24, 2012

3 Months Til Christmas Blog Hop & Giveaway


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 Shari's blog so that you get to see everyone's amazing Christmas cards.


Here's a really quick and simple card to make.  Please watch the video to see how I made this card.
 
Everything I used to make this card is listed in the video! Hope you enjoy. 
This is the second card I made for this hop. I got the inspiration off of You Tube from Logans Crafty Momma you can watch her original video. I really loved her idea of making this wreath out of a Martha Stewart Branch Punch. I did cut a wreath pattern from my Cricut that is under the punches. It was so simple that I made 3 cards!!
I did add some Glimmer Mist to the branches. It does look like a real mini wreath!. 
 
 
What's a blog hop without some candy?? I have some Christmas goodies to give away. This is open to US & Canada Residents only, due to shipping cost. I LOVE the paper in the MME Happy Holiday pack. You have two chances to win!
 
1. You must be a follower of my blog, leave a comment.
 
2. Put this picture on your sidebar with a link back to here or post about this giveaway on your blog, leave a comment that you've done so.
 
 Ends 10/19 I will post a winner on 10/20.
I will use random.org to pick winner.
Good Luck!!
 
 
 
Your next stop is the very talented Georgiana.
 
Thanks!!
Tara
 
Here's the blog line up in case you get lost along the way.
 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Giveaway Alert

My Crafting Channel has a new follower giveaway! Head on over to Nana's enter her wonderful giveaway.

Once My Crafting Channel reaches 500 followers she will giveaway a

Xyron Creatopia 3501-05-00
Multi Function Crafting Machine

With this multi-function machine on duty, crafting enthusiasts can let their imaginations run wild. The unit's generous size fits media up to 12 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. To use, simply insert a designated cartridge and turn the handle to cut straight or decorative edges, to laminate photos or documents, to emboss scrapbook pages or emboss borders on greeting cards; or to add edge-to-edge adhesive (permanent, fabric, or repositionable) to items to make stickers, labels, and more.

The machine can also cut shapes in paper up to 6-1/2 inches wide with leading dies. Best of all, it performs all these functions without heat, batteries, or electricity--making it a smart and safe choice for classrooms, office settings, or home crafting stations. A cartridge with 25 feet of acid-free permanent adhesive comes included. Accessories that can be purchased separately include various adhesive, laminate, and embossing cartridges, as well as five different cutting blade packs and a die press cartridge. The multi-function crafting machine measures approximately 10 by 22 by 8 inches.

Multi-function crafting machine fits media up to 12 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick
Easy drop in components allow you to use this machine for cutting, laminating, embossing, die cutting and applying adhesive
Works without heat, batteries or electricity; ideal for home, school or office applications
Units comes with 25 feet of permanent adhesive; components sold separately
Measures approximately 10 by 22 by 8 inches

You have 3 opportunities to WIN!!!
TARA

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Winners!!

We had two blog candy giveaways and here's our winners:

Grandparents Day Blog Hop
 #47 Haidee
very puuurty card!! Nice hopping with you!!!!


Christmas Blog Hop
#26 Tonya

Your cards are wonderul. That little reindeer is adorable. I love the details.
Thanks so much for the chance at these Christmas goodies. :o)


Congrats to you both!!

Ladies- Please email me with your address and I'll get these in the mail early next week.

I have more giveaways coming up!!Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Tara

Friday, September 21, 2012

Trick or Treat

It's been a crazy day today. I've had so much going on. Madison one of my 5 year old twins caught pink eye yesterday at school. I was at Urgent Care last night with her. I also found out she has an ear infection. Poor Baby! So she is home with me today. I decided we would craft today to help keep her occupied and this would help her from wanting to rub her eye. So I looked around on a couple of challenge blogs and this is what I came up with. I'm also posting the card she made for me. I thought we would make some fun Halloween cards using my new Create A Critter 2 cartridge.
Madison loves a card that wobbles! So I added an action wobble to this cute pumpkin. I love the bright orange glitter paper from DCWV Bewitched Cardstock Stack. There's alot of bling on this card for the challenge "Bling It" at Cardz TV. I love the Halloween bingo card from Mary's new stamps.
 
Material:
DCWV Bewitched Cardstock Stack
Studio G Ink
Recollections Muse Glitter
White & Black Jelly Pens
Spider Web Punch
Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor
Creatology Eye Stickers
Recollections Crafting Tape
Glossy Accents
Trendy Twine
Button
Oct. 31 Cardz TV Stamps
Action Wobble
Spellbinders Nested Pennants
Scrappy Moms Bewitched Sentiments
 
Here's Madison's card she made for me. Everything I was using she also needed and then some. I cut out the ghost for her and helped with the ribbon but she did everything else. I had to laugh at her also adding the stitching around her card. I love it!!
 
Please remember my two blog candy giveaways end this evening and I'll be posting winners in the morning. I have an upcoming follower giveaway that you won't want to miss. I'll be posting details soon.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
 
Tara
 
Challenges:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

You're Monsterrific

 
I'm still trying to use all of my cartridges. I made this card from the cartridge Bump in the Night. I just love the eye stickers from Creatology. The sentiment goes perfectly with this little monster! I tried to use more boys colors, as I have a hard time making those cards. I tried to keep it simple and not add alot of extras.
 
Material:
Bump in the Night
Recollections Cardstock
Creatology "Eye" Stickers
Paper Studio Spooksville
Cuddlebug Traffic Jam & Nifty Fiftys
Corner Chomper
Distress Ink Tea Dye
My Craft Spot Happy Haunting
EK Success Tag Punch
Button
Black Jelly Roller
 
Thank You so much Janis at Pause Dream Enjoy who has made me a Design Team Member. I'm so excited to join a lot of talented ladies. I look forward to having lots of fun and sharing my projects. I hope everyone will stop over and join in the fun challenges every Friday!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Tara

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Joanns Clearance Haul

 
Hello my crafty friends. I wanted to do a quick post to let you know that Joann's has some good clearance items. My store is rearranging so I am not sure if this is at all locations or not. I got everything in the picture for $15.38 plus tax.
Starting from the left side K&Co Dimensional Stickers (Christmas) .50
Mambi Stones Stickers (Hearts) .25 ea
JoAnn Craft Essentials Card Embellishments .50 each **These (craft essentials) were ringing up wrong but I did catch it so watch the price on these carefully**
All the brads are normally 2.99 each they were only .50 each!!
There are gem brads, squares mini, hearts mini
Again .50 each
Large hearts silver, mini hearts silver, hearts brights
These Value Pack Cards & Envelopes 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 were .97 each. They also have other packs that had a variety of colors. I got 4 or 5 of these.
 
Just thought I would pass this on in case you would like to check it out!!
I have another Joann's near me that I will go and check out tomorrow. If I get anything or see other good deals I will post to let you know.
 
Now go get you some good deals!!
 
Tara

Friday, September 14, 2012

Birthday Wishes




This is one of my favorites cards that I've made. I love the paper from MME Blush Paper & the cute images that are on Kate's ABC cartridge. I think the colors are wonderful together. Please watch the video to see how easily this card was made. Everything that I used to make this card is in the video. I have been really busy this week with not a lot of time to craft. I'm crafting the whole day tomorrow. I'm not sure if April is going to make it over or not. She had bronchitis 2 weeks ago and is still getting over it. This is going to be another short post as I have to leave in 15 minutes to go get the girls from school. Woo Hoo!! It's the weekend. Time to relax!! Hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by.
 
Tara
 
Challenge:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Relax

Here's a real simple card I made using the cartridge Crocs Rule. This is my first time using this cartridge. I think with the colors I used this could be used for a masculine card. I have a real hard time making masculine cards. I always want to add glitter, flowers etc. I did ink around the edges in Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. Thought it would be cute to add some bakers twine to look like it was holding the hammock to the palm trees. This post is going to be short, as my daughter Madison is not feeling well. I'm off to give her my attention. I'll be back later in the week with a video from Kate's ABC cartridge.
 
Be sure to enter both of our giveaways. They end on 9/21.
 
I also want to say "Thank You" to Jo. I won a set of Cardz TV stamps off a blog hop. It was one I didn't have. Woo Hoo!!
 
Material:
Crocs Rule
Recollections Spice Market Cardstock
Echo Park This & That
Scrappy Mom's Sun Kissed Sentiments
Paper Studio Gemstones
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Tag
Bakers Twine
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Tara

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Jeepers Creepers

I wanted to make a card to enter into a couple of challenges. I love Halloween, I think it's my favorite time of year. I just bought this paper pack from Michaels. It's K&Company Halloween. I was looking through it and loved all the wonderful papers. Plus it didn't hurt that it had a lot of purple, which is my favorite color. I actually went back to Michaels today to get another one, but I could not find them!!  The black around the edges were perfect, the distressing was already done for me. 
I cut the spider from Doodlecharms. The paper is from DCWV The Bewitched Cardstock Stack and it's a glitter paper. I did add some Studio G glitter glue silver on the back paper that looks like spider webs to bring some of the web pattern.
An "S" fold card is one of my favorites to make. I used my EK Success spider web punch. The spider web is in black, so you could see the purple through the web. I think this card came together nicely.
 
Material:
Doodlecharms 3.25
K&Company Halloween Mat Pad
DCWV The Bewitched Cardstock Stack
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot & Dusty Concord
EK Success Web Punch
Creatology Sticker Eyes
Nestabilities Labels Eight
Scrappy Moms Bewitched Sentiments
Studio G Glitter Glue
Doodle Twine Halloween
Buttons
3D Foam Squares
 
Thanks so much for taking a peek. Be sure to enter both of our blog candy giveaways.
 
Tara
 
Challenges:

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Grandparent's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room Blog Hop
The Grand Prize for this hop
is sponsored by
Erica at Erica's Craft Room
One person will win
a $25 Gift Certificate to be
used in her store!

To be eligible to win the prize
you MUST leave a comment
at EVERY hop stop
along the way. 
 
 
 You should have started at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
if not please start at the beginning.
Otherwise, you probably came from
Lori
 
Here's the card I made for Erica's Room Grandparent's Day Blog Hop. I really like the subtle colors in my card.  The bottom layer paper is CTMH  X7155B Avonlea. I also did a large circle punch and used the opposite side of it for under the hearts. My CTMH consultant Judy Ashmore gave me this paper. (Thanks Judy!!)  I then decided to add three hearts on top of the circle. Each heart is for each of my three daughters. I used two heart punches and had the large heart from Joann's. I did punch an extra heart of the lacey one and then sponged it with Tim Holtz Distress Faded Jeans to make the heart pattern on the other heart. I like the way it turned out. For the large heart I added some Chocolate Chip Stampin Up Ink. I also used the same Stampin Up ink for the ribbon. I made the ribbon from the Cricut Artiste cartridge. I followed the measurements that are on the stamps. I didn't have a sentiment for Grandparents, so I just did the sentiment on my computer and printed it, then punched it out. The canvas tag is from Maya Rd. I really love that little tag it's so darling. I stamped the sentiment on top from My Craft Spot Tiny Tags 2. I did add 3D foam squares in the ribbon and under the hearts to add dimension. To finish it I then added some Recollections faux pearls & a rhinestone sticker. I'm sure my parents will love this card from my girls.
 
 
I am offering some blog hop candy!! And so are lots of the other ladies, make sure to visit them all. My giveaway ends 9/21.
 I will post the winner on 9/22.
1. You must be a follower.
2. Leave a comment and way for me to contact you.
3. This open to US and Canadian residents only (due to shipping prices)
4. One extra entry chance by posting my candy on your blog and linking it back to my blog. Please come back and leave a comment that you did.
 
Your next stop is the very talented Erica !!
 
Please show everyone some love on this hop. Below is a list of the line up in case you get lost along the way.
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Let's Party


When I got my Cricut Artiste cartridge and saw this bat I knew I had to make it. I made the bat into a party invitation. I kept it real simple. There are no layers, just doodling inside and out. I just love the Peachy Keen face on him.
Here's the inside. I cut him out twice, once with the black cardstock and then in the orange gingham.
How cute is he for a Halloween party invitation??
 
Material:
Cricut Artiste
DCWV Halloween & Fall Stack
PK 487 In Stitches
White & Black Jelly Roller
 
Thanks so much!
Tara
 
Challenges:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hoo knew?

I'm always short on birthday cards so I have been making quite a few lately to build up my stash. This is my first time using the Twinkle Toes cartridge. I'm trying to challenge myself on using all the new cartridges that I have not used yet. There is a lot of cute images on this cartridge. I thought this ballerina owl was just adorable. I made the pink wire from Purple Cow Craft Geek Wind It. I bought it while on I was on vacation a couple of months ago, and this is the first time I have used it. I really do like it!! It comes with several templates and you just wind the wire around it and snip it. It's as simple as that. I also found you could buy the colored wire at local craft stores.
 
Material:
Twinkle Toes
Purple Cow Wind It
Studio G Ink
K&Company Sparkly Sweet Paper
Recollections Bubblegum Glitter
Xyron
Ribbon
3D Foam Squares
Rhinestones
Buttons
Bakers Twine
Glossy Accents
Recollections Flower
Recollection Faux Pearl
 
Make it a great weekend!
Tara
 
Challenges:

Link Up For Pink

Here's what one lucky winner will receive:
1- Stamp It Hinged Based
1- Summer Stamp It set (stars)
1- Autumn Stamp It set (paisleys)
1-Winter Stamp It set (swirls with hearts)
(Each stamp set include 3 corner and 3 border stamps. Please note, the Hinged Base and Summer stamp are packaged together.)
Total prize value: $69.85

Go here to enter the giveaway Link Up for Pink.

Hope you all have a safe weekend.

Tara
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