Sunday, April 29, 2012

Exciting News!

I have some exciting news tonight-- I will be joining the Design Team for Ginger Snap Scraps.  I am so excited to be working with Cori, the amazing owner of Ginger Snap Scraps!  If you've not checked out her brand new and fabulous online store you definitely should.  To celebrate the Design Team announcement Ginger Snap Scraps is offering a 10% off coupon code for one order!  Check it out!  

Code: CelebrateDT

This coupon expires Monday, April 30! 
*10% off will not work on Provo Craft items.

Ginger Snap Scraps
Please be sure to head over to Ginger Snap Scraps Blog to meet the rest of this fantastic Design Team. Become a follower there too so you don't miss out on all the upcoming fun!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Berry Interesting...

So I had to have the Spring Cottage Cricut cartridge...just so I could cut these darn strawberries-- there are really no instructions in the cartridge as far as how to assemble these babies-- so I simply had to wing it.  I cut the berries at 4 inches...and they are tiny...well not sure small but didn't really leave me any room to put some treats in them.  Hence why I needed to create the good ole 2-4-6-8 boxes... I learned about those about 100 years ago at my very first SU! party--haha I was hooked!  I created half a dozen of these little gems for the ladies at work tomorrow for Administrative Professionals Day!  I hope they like the treats inside the box.

The Details: 
Cricut Cartridge: Spring Cottage
Twine: The Twinery
Punch and Paper: SU!
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sketch Challenge #118

Oh it's Sunday... sadly the weekend is coming to an end that's not so pleasing if you ask me!  I hope you all had a great weekend though!  I did some crafting yesterday and a little bit today.  I have two cards to share using the new OWH Sketch it's SUPER easy and I love it.  I didn't have to think too much and I loved that!  Try it out and make some cards for OWH this week!

Paper: solid from PTI and SU! and DSP from Michael's
Stamps: Fishing Riley and Bike Riley
Colored with Copics
SU! punch and EK Success punch

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Missing Piece!

Don't you just LOVE when you find theeeeee most perfect paper!  I knew that I was planning on ordering this stamp set from Unity and then I saw this paper... so I knew I had to have both the paper as well as the stamp set!  I did end up buying the small 6x6 paper stack of this doodle bug design paper only because I wasn't able to purchase this sheet as my store was all sold out!  I do hope when I go back they have a few sheets---this will make awesome OWH cards!  

Of course it's Friday so that means it's time for Unity Stamp Company FWF! and I think this card is perfect for my entry!

Random gemstones from my stash

Wheely Fun!

You know what's wheely fun?  I think having a blog is wheely fun!  I hope you enjoy stopping by to visit me as much as I love having guests!  Today I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer over at Inking It Up Crazy with Kassidy!

I hope you enjoy the card I created for today.  I am having a love affair with Unity Stamps --I love their stamps and I LOVE when I can find a super cute stamp from them and I can easily pair it with a super cute cut from my Cricut!  Cute...right!  A great combination if you ask me!  I also put together a bunch of random items on this card...using paper as well as Smash tape and ribbon to give it some dimension in real life.

Paper: Solids SU!
DSP: green dots from HL Gray no idea!
Ribbon from American Crafts
Black and white tape is K&Company Smash Tape
Car cut from Cricut B is For Boy Cartridge

Monday, April 16, 2012


So I am not a huge fan of the rain but of course...April showers bring May flowers they say!  I just wish the weather would settle down.  It's so hard not knowing if I should be planning to wear a winter sweater or a summer t-shirt in the morning!  Oh well!  Such is life in MN :)  I decided to create a card that worked to meet the challenges at a few different places!

One of my favorite challenges is always at Fantabulous Cricut!  I also am joining some friends at Frosted Designs,  My Craft Spot, and Love to Create Challenge Blog.  I hope you enjoy my little birdie in the rain :)  Lots of the supplies I used in my card are available from my friend Cori at Ginger Snap Scraps

Bird cut from Cricut 3 Birds on Parade (LOVE this cart!)
Sentiment from BugBites available here and here
Paper from Lawn Fawn available here
Love this glitter tape too and it's available here
Button from my stash
Twine from The Twinery

Sunday, April 15, 2012


It's time for another sketch challenge over with my friends at OWH.  They have an awesome sketch that is highlighted with some samples from my awesome friend Jen!--she has a great blog--check it out. Also this card will work perfectly for their Make Em Laugh blog hop  I am seriously obsessed with using my Riley and Company stamps.  If you need to get your hands on this stamp please stop over at Ginger Snap Scraps and pick up some Riley's!  I am also linking this card up for the Go Fish Challenge: Anything Goes :)

Paper: Solids SU! DSP from HL
Stamp: BBQ Riley and sentiment from Scrappy Moms
Colored with Copics
Punch from SU!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Of course it's Friday... I am hoping for a quiet weekend here.  I of course had to create a card for FWF over at Unity Stamp Co.  I hope you enjoy the card.

I LOVE this sentiment!  Sooo cute!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


So yes, Easter is over but I'm still thinking about eggs :)  I created this card to add to my OWH stash and I kinda love it!  I used the sketch challenge #116 from OWH Stars and Stripes.   The stamp set is available at Ginger Snap Scraps it's back-ordered as of today but I am confident as soon as it rolls in that Cori will have it out the door to you!  It's such a great set.  I have a few more cards that I am working on to share with this set!

Paper is from a wild and crazy Basic Gray 6x6 stack
colored with Copic markers

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A simple card!

I am loving this new stamp set and matching die from Papertrey Ink.  Love it!  A super simple card that I created this weekend while I was home for Easter.  My mom, aunt, sister and I created over 150 cards!  They were able to build up there stash and I still have a few more to create for them :) Yikes!  I better get moving!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Grand Opening!

My lovely internet friend Cori is having her Grand Opening event today at  Ginger Snap Scraps.  You MUST stop on over and check out all of the great products she has to offer you.  Her prices are fabulous and she's great with customer service!  You won't be disappointed.

This stamp and the great glitter tape is all available at Ginger Snap Scraps

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Check Out Ginger Snap Scraps!!!

So who's super excited about a new super amazing scrapbook store opening?  I know that I am :)  I would HIGLY recommend you stop over at Ginger Snap Scraps and check out the awesome products Cori has in her store as well as the awesome deals she has too! 
She has some great stamps in store and you will find they are available at some really great prices.  All this week she is offering FREE shipping on order $25 or more to Canada and the US!  Whoot!  That's a great deal if you ask me.  And I know she will be working hard to get your goodies in hand as soon as possible!

I took some time to place a "little" order and they arrived super fast!  I love the variety she offers and the prices for the Cricut Cartridges are awesome!  Check out what I created using some goodies from the store. I was a little apprehensive about the glitter tape-- but it's AWESOME!  I used it as my "paper" and stamped on it--easy peasy and I also created her cheeks and some faux brads but punching them out of the tape--easy and NO mess!

Hope you stop back on Friday for a super cute card using Riley from Ginger Snaps and Scraps! 

Isn't sure adorable in her cute little pink swimsuit!
this is the stamp set I used! Did a little surgery for the banner :)
Hello super fun glitter tape-- I highly recommend ordering some!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Beaver Friends!

Hello friends I hope you're all having a great night.  I took some time to create a card that I'd like to duplicate in the future for Operation Write Home--but want to make sure the sentiment is okay!  I am sure there are varied opinions out there but I figure...the sender just might have a sense of humor like me!  But I certainly don't want to create any issues!  This is for a few challenges out there... OWH: ODBD use an Animal.  I am also linking it up for the Go Fish challenge--which is to create something fun or funny-- I think the sentiment is hilarious :)

Paper: DSP DCWV Man Stack
Solids: SU and Creative Memories
Sentiment from Inky Antics
Beaver cut from Create a Critter
Face from Peachy Keen Stamps
Punch I believe is EK Success

A little girly!

So I put aside my manly card making supplies and whipped up a girly pink baby card for my friend Julie who just had a little girl.  This will hopefully make it to the mailbox soon.  I used an old cuttlebug die and embossing folder and a stamp from Unity.  Love it!