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Friday, February 28, 2014

Design Team Announcement

Although, it was mentioned a few days ago that I am on the team, the official DT announcement has gone out in today's newsletter.
 
I'm so excited to be designing for
 
My Scrap Chick!!!
 
I hope you will visit our FB page and welcome everyone to the team. And if you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up for it on our website. Every Friday it includes a new freebie. Who doesn't like a freebie! As a bonus, you will receive a freebie set of Easel Cards in your welcome email after signing up.
 
As a way of celebrating, I want to share with you some pictures of some of my favorite projects made using My Scrap Chick files.
 
 http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/2013/09/scaredy-cat-says-boo.html
 
http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/2013/11/sweet-scarecrow.htmlhttp://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/2013/11/sweet-scarecrow.html
  
http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/2014/02/st-pattys-day.htmlhttp://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/2013/11/sweet-scarecrow.html

http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/2014/02/be-mine-gable-box.html
 
http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/2013/11/sweet-scarecrow.html
 
 If you make any of your own projects using My Scrap Chick files, please share them with us here.
 
Thank you for visiting today!
 
Blessings,
                      

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

St. Patty's Day!

Melissa Miranda - http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/


I'm very excited for St. Patrick's Day this year. Some friends of ours have invited us over for a traditional Irish dinner. I am so looking forward to it!

I want to share this card with you today using cut files from My Scrap Chick that celebrates this great Irish holiday!

One of my teammates from the My Scrap Chick DT had made this great card for Valentine's Day earlier this year and her card has inspired this one. Thanks, Kristen!

Melissa Miranda - http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/
 
http://www.myscrapchick.com/

Products Used:

My Scrap Chick
Card Essentials Vol. 2
Lucky Rainbow Bears
Easy Rosettes

(These rosettes are really the easiest I have ever assembled. You have to give them a try!!!)

We R Memory Keepers
Good Day Sunshine Paper Kit

My Craft Spot
Ribbon Banners Die Set

The Twinery
Honeydew Twine

Sentiment is from a set I picked up out of a $1 bin at Pat Catan's.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. If you make any projects using files from My Scrap Chick, please share them with us on our FB page. We love seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 
                    

 
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: #121 Anything Goes
Love to Create: #104 Anything Goes
Make It Monday: #180
Quirky Crafts: #4 Pile It High, Layer It Up, and Some 3D!
The Squirrel and the Fox: #64 Something Spooled
Open-Minded Crafting: #4 Monochromatic
Totally Gorjuss: #224 String the Thing
Creative Fingers: #24 Anything Goes
Sister Act: #45 Anything Goes

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wobbling Truffala Tree!

It is my Action Wobble Tuesday!
 
The other day SVG Cutting Files was giving away some free Dr. Seuss files on their FB Galleria and you know I was jumping on that. Super cute. (Unfortunately these files were only available for one day. But I would suggest joining the group as there is constant free files shared in the gallery and in regular blog hops. Thank you, Anne!)
 
Well one of the DT members was showing off her Lorax card as he hung out underneath his Truffala Tree and I was smitten!
 
Well, of course, I had to make one of my own (after getting permission to do a bit of scraplifting). I knew when I saw Trixie's card that that Truffala Tree needed an Action Wobble and I was right.
 
 
How cute is the Lorax and the tree wobbles!
 
 
For the card, I used We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring paper. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Simple Sayings stamp set and it is stamped onto a Spellbinders Wonky Squares die. And I added some buttons from my stash to the background to add more dimension.
 
Thanks for coming by!!!
 
If you would like some Action Wobbles of your own, you can pick them up at the Royal Shoppe .
 
If you use Action Wobbles already, we would like it if you would Like the Action Wobble Facebook page and share your Wobble projects with us.
 
Don't forget the challenges on the blog as well.

 Please know that I would be honored if you would become a follower of my blog. If you do so and leave a comment letting me know, I will return the favor by stopping by your blog and becoming a follower as well.
 
Have a Happy, Crafty, Wobbly kind of day!
 
Blessings,
                         

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

For My Daughter - Be Mine

Oh, she will always Be Mine!!!
 
My daughter is five and we spend our days together while her brothers are off at school and dad is at work. Not too long ago she chopped off some of the front of her hair. We asked her why she had done it and she replied that she wanted to be like her mommy. Downstairs I have a craft room and next to my table sits her miniature table. And every time we go to the craft store to get supplies, she needs her own. When I am in the kitchen cooking, she is standing at her miniature kitchen set and she is cooking too. And that is only the beginning! Yes, she is mine and she will always Be Mine!!!
 
 
Like most little girls, she loves pink. So, for her box, I used a lot of pink!
 
This box is the last one I made using the Love Me Do kit from SVG Cuts this year. I have enjoyed making these heart boxes!!! I also used the 3D flower from the Happy Birthday to You kit.
 
 
The paper is MME Lost and Found Record It Heirloom. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Valentine Treats stamp set.
 
I'm glad you stopped by!
 
But before you leave, I hope you will become my newest friend on my blog. Just hit the follower button on the top right. Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know that you did, and I will return the favor.
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter my heart box into the following challenges:
{Pin}spirational Challenge: #95 Anything Goes
That Craft Place: Make or Alter a Box
Make It Monday: #179 w/ Bugaboo Stamps
Little Red Wagon: #225 Anything But a Card...But with Paper
Fab 'n' Funky: #204 Spots and Dots
Crafty Creations: #257 Keep It Simple
The Crafter's Café: #51 Create a Vintage or Shabby Chic
Natalie and Amy's Challenge: #17 Love is All Around

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I'm Bananas for You! And Some Exciting News!

So Friday was Valentine's Day as you know; and true to my nature, I was making last minute gifts for my kids to give to them when they arrived home from school. I thought I would go ahead and share two of them with you (the ones for my boys) on this post and I will make a separate post for my daughter's gift.
 
But before I share my photos, first I must tell you my Exciting News!
I am now a Design Team member for My Scrap Chick!!!
 
 
I have been using files from this company for many years and now I am so glad to be on their team. I look forward to sharing many projects with you using their super cute files!
 
I will be showing you two super cute Belly Boxes today.
 
 
These boxes are so much fun and so easy to put together!

 
The files come in many different formats allowing you to cut them out on several different electronic cutting machines. They also come with a PDF for hand cutting.
 
I just used cardstock from my stash to complete both projects and, of course, I inked the edges for dimension. I used my very old SU chalk around the eyes and on the checks.
 
I really like the stamp set I used on these. It is the Valentine Treat set from Jaded Blossom.
I really like the pun on the monkey box!!!
 
 
And the sentiment on the Skunk box is so versatile for so many different projects.

 
Hope you will drop by the My Scrap Chick store to check out all the fun files there and the My Scrap Chick FB page to share all your creations with us.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Before you leave though, I hope you will become my newest friend on my blog. Just hit the follower button on the top right. Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know that you did, and I will return the favor. I know I sure like to check out the inspiration on many different blogs to keep my mojo flowing.
 
 
Blessings,  
                    
 
I will enter the Monkey Box into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas: #153 Love Your Pet Day
{Pin}spirational Challenge: #95 Anything Goes
Pile It On: #7 Sentiment is the Focus
That Craft Place: Make or Alter a Box
Cardz TV 3D Challenge: #1 Valentine
Make It Monday: #179 w/ Bugaboo Stamps
Crafting by Designs: Just for Boys
My Craft Spot: #127 Fun with Puns
 


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Thanks! Just Because

February 17 is National Random Act of Kindness Day and we are celebrating it at
 

613 Avenue Create

 
This week we are making cards for our neighbors, mailman, favorite waiter/waitress, hairdresser, etc. Who do you want to do something nice for this week?
 
Whoever you decide, and whatever you decide to make; come share your project with us!!!
 
I decided to make a Thank You card to give to one of the families at our church,
Just Because!
 
 
The cut file this week is from the Five-Minute Cards kit from SVG Cuts. The paper is a My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline. I used a Spellbinders die with a sentiment from
My Craft Spot's Tiny Tag stamp set.
 
I hope you will join us; but whether you enter your card or not, help us celebrate National RAK Day by doing something/making something for someone 
who just might need a bit of kindness!

I also hope you will become a new friend here on my blog. Just click the follower button at the top. If you do so, and leave a comment; I will stop by your blog as well and begin to follow all of your wonderful creations as well.

Have a blessed Sunday!!! 
                          
 
I will enter this into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: #179 w/ Bugaboo Stamps
ABC Challenge: F is for Flower
Brown Sugar Challenge: #81 Use a Die-cut or Punch
Creative Fingers: #23 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #119 Anything Goes

Friday, February 14, 2014

You're Sweeter than Chocolate!

This is my 2nd post for today. If you are looking for my DT post for Simply Create Too, please click here.
 
Love is in the Air this Valentine's Day!
 
And my sweet son wanted something special for his incredible teacher. She loves owls, and my son wanted me to make her another one.
 
If you'd like to see the first owl I made her, please click here.
 
For this sweet box, I used the Flat Box from SVG Cut's Love Me Do kit and the Cute Owl set from KaDoodle Bug Designs.
 
 
My paper is MME Lost and Found Record It Heirloom. I used a bit of Valentine Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine for a bow and added a heart button. The banner die is from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from the Valentine Treats set from Jaded Blossom.
 
 
This little owl is just adorable!
 
 
I know my little guy was excited to take this to school today!
  
 
And of course, we didn't leave out all of his classmates. I lifted this idea from Barb's blog here, and she actually got the idea from Jaymie off the Jaded Blossom blog here. Thanks to both of you!!!
 
I actually made 41 of these for both of my boys to take to school. This is just a small sampling.
 
 
My topper is a label from Miss Kate Cuttables' Tags and Backgrounds set. The hearts are from a kit at SVG Cuts. After resizing the label to work for my project, I cut them on my Eclips and then I used by Scor-Pal to scor them in half. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom - Valentine Treats stamp set.
 
I leave you with a picture of my son smiling about his treats.
 
 
Isn't he handsome!!!
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter my Valentine Owl Box into the following challenges:
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Linky Party #3/Hearts
Scrappy Mom's Stamps: Love is in the Air
Creative Cutting Challenge: #27 Love
Craftin' Desert Divas: #24 Color Challenge
Decorate to Celebrate: #68 Valentine Boxes or Birthdays
City Crafter: #198 Love Bug
{PIN}spirational: #94 Love is in the Air
Hobby Cutz: #35 Valentine's
Love to Create: #102 Color Challenge
Make It Monday: Linky Party #178
The Squirrel and the Fox: #63 Love
Rhedd and Rosie: Love is in the Air
Cardz TV: 3D Challenge #1/Valentine's Day
KBD Challenge: Hearts and Twine
Brown Sugar: #81 Use a die cut or punch
Creative Fingers: #23 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Love is in the Air
Crafty Creations: #256 For the Birds

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thinking Green!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

So you have to be wondering why I'm thinking green when today is all about the red and pink, right?!
 
It is Design Team day for me at

Simply Create Too

and we are looking ahead to next month.
 
How many of you know a little something of the luck of the Irish?
 
Well, if you're feeling lucky, you may strike a bit of gold with our team inspiration as we spin the
 
St. Patrick's Day/Use Green Theme!
 
Our challenge begins today and runs through the 27th. So take a leap over the rainbow and come join use at Simply Create Too Challenge Blog with your green creations!
 
Today I am using a cut file from SVG Cuts
 
 
It is the Butterfly Wrapped Gift Box from the High Skies kit.
 
My paper is from We R Memory Keepers Good Day Sunshine collection. I embellished it with some pearls and closed off the top with a bit of crinkle ribbon.
 
I hope you enjoy today's project and I hope to see you again soon.
 
I'd be glad to have you join me as a new follower. If you do so, and leave me a comment letting me know; I will return the favor.
 
Blessings,
                       
 
I will enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers: #23 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons: #76 Ribbon and Bows
4 Crafty Chicks: #181 Use Pearls
Cute Card Thursday: #308 Clever Cutting


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Be Mine Octagon Box

Mary and Leo offered a cute freebie box last week at SVG Cuts
and I knew I would have to make it the second I saw it.
 
 
I really liked how Mary had embellished hers with the pearls around the heart so I used them too, but I also added a 3D flower from the Happy Birthday to You kit. I finished it off with the banner die from Spellbinders and the Be Mine stamp from Jaded Blossom.
 
 
I used up some more of my MME Lost and Found Record It Heirloom paper.
Yes, I will have to get some more of this paper!
 
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will leave a comment and become a new follower. If you do both, I will return the favor.
 
Blessings,
                      
 
I will enter this into the following challenges:
That Craft Place: Valentine/Love
Feeling Crafty: Dies and/or Punches
Scrapbook Blessings Club: Love is in the Air
Sugar Creek Hollow: Love and Adore
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Love is All Around
Open Minded Crafting Fun: #3 Show Some Love
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Linky Party #3/Hearts
Scrappy Mom's Stamps: Love is in the Air
Creative Cutting Challenge: #27 Love
Craftin' Desert Divas: #24 Color Challenge
Decorate to Celebrate: #68 Valentine Boxes or Birthdays
City Crafter: #198 Love Bug
{PIN}spirational: #94 Love is in the Air
Hobby Cutz: #35 Valentine's
Love to Create: #102 Color Challenge
Make It Monday: Linky Party #178
The Squirrel and the Fox: #63 Love
Rhedd and Rosie: Love is in the Air
Cardz TV: 3D Challenge #1/Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party!

My Craft Spot is having a new release party February 24th to March 1st.
 
There promises to be many fun prizes! and some exciting new releases!
 
Hope you will join them!
 
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2014/02/youre-invited.html
 
 
Blessings,
                       

Monday, February 10, 2014

Robot Love!

This Friday is Valentine's Day. Are you ready to share the LOVE?!
 
I have another idea for you using an Action Wobble. You can find my project on the Action Wobble blog today. I hope you will stop by there and checkout our daily inspiration: and while you are there, check out our current challenge.
 
 
I used a cut file from My Scrap Chick called Robot Valentine. My card was made for a little girl, but this robot would make a cute Valentine for the sweet little guys in your life as well.
 
My card base is PTI, the DP is an old stack from my stash made by K&Company, and I added some Very Cherry Cupcake twine from Trendy Twine.
 
Here is a picture of the Action Wobble.
 
 
And here is my robot getting her wobble on!
 
 
If you do not have any Action Wobbles of your own, you can pick them up at the Royal Shoppe . The shop is a closed group, so just ask to join. You'll be glad you did!
 
Are you already using Action Wobbles? Well we want to see those projects. Share them on our Facebook page or become a follower of our blog and join in on our challenges!
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow: Love and Adore
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Linky Party #3/Hearts
Creative Cutting Challenge: #27 Love
Craftin' Desert Divas: #24 Color Challenge
Creative Card Crew: #55 KISS/Keep It Simple & Sweet
City Crafter: #198 Love Bug
{PIN}spirational: #94 Love is in the Air
Hobby Cutz: #35 Valentine's
Love to Create: #102 Color Challenge
Make It Monday: Linky Party #178
The Squirrel and the Fox: #63 Love
Cut It Up: #38 Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Be Mine Gable Box

I have several little gifts I want to make for Valentine's Day.
 
For this one, I used the Gable Box from My Scrap Chick! This is a one piece box (cut out on my electronic die-cutting machine) that is perfect for a sweet treat. I have filled mine with Hugs and Kisses.
 
 
I again used the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Record It: Heirloom. There are so many great patterns in this collection! And the colors are just beautiful!
 
And of course, I am enjoying the Simple Sayings Valentine Edition stamps from Jaded Blossom. It is a great set of stamps for this season!
 
How about a bit of Trendy Twine as well. It adds the perfect touch!
 
And can I just say, don't forget to ink your edges. It really does make a difference in adding dimension. It is a pretty easy technique and helps all your projects stand out.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Many Blessings,
                                
 
I will enter this project into the following challenges:
 
Make It Monday: #177 Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz: #34 For a Lady
The Paper Players: #181 Sweet Treats
That Craft Place: Valentine/Love
Feeling Crafty: Dies and/or Punches
Scrapbook Blessings Club: Love is in the Air
Sugar Creek Hollow: Love and Adore
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Love is All Around
Open Minded Crafting Fun: #3 Show Some Love
Allsorts Challenge: Love is in the Air
4 Crafty Chicks: #179 Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosie: #25 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #117 Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Linky Party #3/Hearts
Scrappy Mom's Stamps: Love is in the Air
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge: #27 Love
Craftin' Desert Divas: #24 Color Challenge
Decorate to Celebrate: #68 Valentine Boxes or Birthdays
Cuttin and Stampin: #14-5 Sweethearts

100 Follower Blog Candy Winner!

Yeah! I made it to

100 Followers

Thank you to everyone who has joined me on this crafting journey.
I am inspired by all of you and hope you find something here that inspires you as well!
 
As promised, I have a little blog candy to give away to celebrate this milestone.
 
 
In honor of Valentine's Day, I have a few LOVEly gifts.
How about 2 embossing folders, a couple of small stamp sets, ribbon, and a little washi tape.
 
And my winner is:
 
Kathy Schweinfurth
 
Congrats, Kathy! You have two weeks to claim your prize!!!
 
Blessings,