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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Papertrey Ink Release Party

One of my favorite suppliers is releasing some amazing new product today. Go visit Papertrey Ink co-owner Nichole's blog for a coupon code, a contest, and to see the new products. I will be posting some videos when I receive my goodies. Enjoy!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Blog Hop Winner

I hope everybody had a fun weekend! Thanks for participating in the Cricut Card Fairy Army blog hop! I really appreciate the wonderful comments you all left here for my project and my first video, which I enjoyed making very much and plan to make more!

The winner of my blog candy is ......


who left this nice comment...

"Thanks for the video tutorial. I love this idea!
I may make some of these as favors for my daughter's bridal shower...

kimmiluxich - use the comment form on my blog to send your address or email address and I will get those stamps right out to you!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop - Valentine treat tin

Welcome everyone to the first blog hop hosted by the Cricut Card Fairies this year! It's a Valentine's Day theme that we hope you enjoy!
About the Cricut Card Fairy Army:

The Cricut Card Fairies were created by Commander Crystal, who found inspiration from the already existent Cards for Soldiers. The Card Fairies accept requests for people and families who may need a pick me up for any sort of reasons.  We are a group of VOLUNTEERS who love our circuts, love making cards, and love spreading cheer through said cards. We have sent all over the United States, Canada, Australia, and even Germany and other parts of Europe.  We send all types of cards: birthday, good thoughts, sympathy, well wishes, get better soon, and so many more. We currently have sent out over 860 missions since 2008! Those who may be interested in joining our wonderful group can send an email to : cricutccardfariyarmy@gmail.com

Now on to the blog hop! There are 10 blogs to visit and the hop runs from the 4rd to the 5th. If you have come from Misty's blog, you are in the right place. Wasn't that card she made awesome! It was like a card and scrapbook all in one!

Now keeping with the Valentine's Day theme, I have made some super cute and easy treat tins from "upcycled" tin cans. I have posted a video with instructions and also information on the blog candy I will be giving away.

Now head over to Joy's blog to see what wonderful creation she has made for the blog hop. It's gorgeous - think HOME DECOR! And don't forget to comment and follow me for a chance to win blog candy, I will be drawing a name some time on Monday. Happy Hopping! 

Here is the blog hop line up:
beejay - you are here

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blog Award

It is so nice to be recognized by your fellow bloggers, and I recently was honored  with the "Liebster award! Thank you so much, Country Lady Designs! “Liebster” is a German word meaning dearest, beloved or favorite, and the Liebster Award is sort of a chain letter among bloggers that’s intended to showcase exceptional up-and-coming blogs (typically, those with 200 or fewer followers). Now, there’s no evaluation committee or formal award process for the Liebster, but in a way it’s even nicer – it’s recognition that a peer has noticed and appreciated your hard work.

Here are the rules:
Choose 5 up and coming blogs of fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
Post the award on your blog. Link back to the blogs you have given the Liebster to so everyone else can pay them a visit.

So here are the 5 blogs I have chosen:
Honestly, I could not even begin to choose 5 blogs. After spending about an hour trying to narrow it down, I am just going to award this to all of the blogs I follow! Please feel free to take this award and post it to your blog, from me, with love and hugs!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year! Cricut Cardz Challenge #99

Happy New Year friends! Wow, I loved all the tags that were posted for the last challenge on Mary's Cricut Cardz Challenge blog, they were awesome and gave me so many ideas for next Christmas. But now it is time for a new challenge:

#99: "Welcome 2012!" Make a "Happy New Year" card using any cartridge(s) and any colors you'd like.

Due: Jan 17th (Link your card here)
Here is my design team card. I have made Miss Hippo here with the big kissy lips before but it was time for a  comeback so here she is again ready for her New Year's Eve KISS - 5..4..3..2..1.. Happy New Year!! 

Isn't she FABULOUS?? I had so much fun making this card, I hope it inspires you to get your own New Years cards going and linked up here by Jan 17th for an entry into Mary's monthly drawing. I can't wait to see what you all have in store for us. And for some really awesome inspiration, check out all the design team projects!

Here are my card details:

Hippo & party hat are cut with Create A Critter, but I hid the facial features using my gypsy, and added the lips I cut from Indie Art, some googly eyes, and drawn on eyelashes. The pucker up was cut from ... hmmmmmm.... I am having a brain cramp and for the life of me can't remember which cartridge has this pucker up phrase... if anybody knows this please feel free to drop it into a comment.
N-E-Way... I cut the little flower with a punch and added bling to the center, then covered the petals and Miss Hippo's lips with stickles to give lots of shine and pop. I used my white Sakura gel pen to highlight with dots and dashes, more stickles and that pouffy feather thing on the hat. The sentiment and 2012 were hand written, and I used corner chompers to round and scallop all the corners.

I hope you have fun making your own card, be sure to link it up for the challenge! Happy New Year!