Tuesday, August 30, 2011

And the Winner is.................

Thanks to ALL of you that hopped by my blog last week and left such sweet comments !! I had so much fun creating my projects using the great stamps that Kimberly released !! You can take another look at all the stamps that were released here.

Now for the winner.... Gigi said...These are SO COOL! I just love how the "web" on the projects look! And all the great details you put into these! Absolutely wonderful! have just won the spooooktacular Happy Haunting Stamp Set from My Craft Spot !!!!

Congratulations Gigi!!! Just email me all the info I need in order to get this great stamp set mailed to you!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

~~~Stamp Set Reveal ~day 5~~~

Hi Y'all!!! Today is the final day for the stamp set release !! I hope y'all have had as much fun as I have !! For my projects today, I used the Happy Hauntings stamp set...I just love it !! This stamp set, as well as the 3 others, Friends and Neighbors, Happy Fall and  Candy Corn Kisses can all be found here! I think my dark side was showing when I made these projects...I didn't know I had it in me ! lol I used more tulle on these projects as well as some flowers that I made. This was my 1st attempt at making charms too and I had lots of fun creating them!! ( Except for the small jump rings...oh they dealt me fits !! ) I hope you enjoy looking at all my projects as well as those created by the entire DT over at!
Here is the recipe for my projects:
Tombstones, Coffins ,Tree , Card and bat were all created using the happy Hauntings cart.
I purchased the skeletons from the Dollar Tree and I did have to do some surgery on one.
The metal frames are from Tim Holtz, as well as the hanger thingys for the charms.The spider and skeleton charms were purchased at Hobby Lobby, as well as the beads, Lost and Found paper collection by My Minds Eye, the tulle, satin and organza cloth for the flowers and the center bling for the one flower on the small coffin. I also got the lace and black cording from HLtoo. The bling swirls( Recollections) and other charms, (Industrial Chic), were purchased at Michael's. I added brads to the coffin and the small roses, from my stash.
I hope you enjoy my creepy projects......Happy Haunting!!!!
 I am so crazy!!! I forgot to tell y'all that I will be giving away the Happy Hauntings Stamp Set to one lucky girl!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

~~~Sneak Peek Stamp Set 4~~~

Good morning Y'all !!! I hope y'all are enjoying all the great projects that Kimberly and the DT have put together, using all the great new stamps sets, Crinkle Ribbon and Baker's Twine !! My Projects were made using the fun Happy Hauntings stamp set and I had SO much fun !! For the Broom Parking card, I kinda borrowed the All others Toad from some paper I had seen at Joanns! I knew it would be perfect with the stamp I had in mind to use! I used lots of tulle on the cards and banner and that was fun to play with too! I just had to add that funny lil skeleton to the haunted house card, he just makes me chuckle and I will be using him alot more !! Be sure to check out all the other great projects and don't forget to leave some love on each blog for a chace to win some great prizes, that Kimberly is offering all week!!  Stop back by tomorrow and see what I have for you too...I think you will love it !!! Thanks for taking a peek!!!
Recipe for Cards and Banner:
Broom Parking card.... The stamp is from the Happy Hauntings Stamp Set that you can find here!
Witch...Happy Hauntings cartridge
Frog... Paper Doll Dress Up
Moon...Camp Out

Haunted House Card:
The darling stamp is from the same Happy Hauntings stamp set!
Haunted House...Happy Hauntings cart
Skeleton, cat and bats.....Paper Doll Dress Up
Baker's Twine....than can be found here and it comes in some great Halloween colors!

Boo Banner:
The cute Oct 31st stamp is from the Happy Hauntings stamp set that can been found here
Banner Base...I used the Happy Hauntings cart for the base of the banner
BOO....was cut using the Happy Hauntings cart as well. I used the regular as well as the shadow feature and stamped and embossed each letter with a spider web stamp from the dollar bin at Michaels.
Rosette... I made the rosettes using my Martha Stewart score board. You can find many tutorials for these on Youtube.
Baker's Twine....I just love the black and orange color of this twine and you can find that at My Craft Spot ( see the link above )

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

~~~ For John Allen ~~~

Good morning Y'all !!! Some of you may know that I have only one child, my precious John Allen!! He lost his job due to downsizing, several years ago and he tried to make a go of owning his own business in the Forestry world.  Some months were great but then some months, not a penny in his pocket. It's hard to feel safe and secure with the rollercoatser ride he was on, so he had applied for several jobs in ther last few months. He was offered and accepted a job in Monroe La !!! The best part for me is that he wont be cruising timber in the woods anymore....wooohoooo I always had a horror of him getting snake bit out in the woods alone !! The worst part is that he will be 6 hours away!!! I am one sad puppy. He lived out of state while he went to college at Mississippi State, but that was only 4 hours and many years ago. I'm too old  now for all the fretting I know I will be doing! lol Anyway, I found this beautiful poem on and it was perfect!! It conveyed everything that I wanted to say to my sweet son! I wept as I read it.
I kept this card simple and only used Create a Critter for the kite. I used a Spellbinders die for the poem mat and a Martha Stewart punch for the border. I added some gorgeous Crinkle ribbon that you can find here!! Did lots of inking and distressing and stamped the background with some postage stamps from Fiskars.Added some brads and a heart from my stash. Thanks for taking a look..please say a lil prayer for me, cause my heart is aching!! Say a lil prayer for John Allen too, please!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

~~Sneak Peek Stamp Release Blog Hop~~

Hi Y'all!!! The much anticipated release of the new stamps, created by Kimberly, the multi talented artist, has arrived... well almost !!! You will get to enjoy some great projects, all weel long, using all 4 of the new stamps Kimberly created, as well as some new,fun Halloween inspired Crinkle Ribbon and Baker's Twine !!This is just a sneak peek!! For my project today, I used her new Friends & Neighbors-Inside & Out Sentiment Set. This set is so versatile,it can be used for many occasions! Y'all know that we had some bad weather back in April and we have to go to the lake every few weeks to check on things and our wonderful neighbors always watch the fur babies for us, so I made them this lil card set to show my appreciation!! I'm going to tuck a Blockbuster's gift card into the holder and add several packs of popcorn to the box.
Here's the recipe for my project:
Stamping.... Friends and Neighbors- Inside and Out Sentiment Set...
Tags Bags Boxes and More ....Popcorn Box
Wild Card.... Gift Card Holder
Paisley.... Frog ,Mushroom and Flower
Crinkle Ribbon and Bakers Twine...
Be sure to hop on over to the other talented Design Team Member blogs and feast your eyes on their wonderful creations !!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

~~~ Celebrate ~~~

Good morning Y'all!!! It sure has been HOT here in Alabama and the theme for this weeks challenge over at is very fitting...It's Hot Out There !!! Bright, hot colors are to be used on the cards or LO's this week. I used the cute lil gator from Birthday Bash and the balloons are from the same cart. I used a bright orange card stock for the base and then a layer of purple and then I used my pinking shears to cut out another layer of designer paper, from KnCompany.I used a punch for the diamond shape border in the back, I like the way it mimics the alligator. I used several different embossing folders through out the card, did a lil doodlin, added googly eyes and a cute lil cup cake punch. I used several layers of UTEE on all the balloons to give them that shine.The balloons are tied to his tail using some really fun colors of Bakers Twine and the sentiment was stamped on a balloon using the Inside & Out , Set 1 that Kimberly created!!! The inside stamp reads, It's like an annual event for you! Isn't that too cute ?!? Both the twine and stamp set can be found at Y'all need to stay inside out of the heat and make a card for this fun challenge!! Kimberly has some great goodies for the winner ! Thanks for stopping by !!! xoxo Joy

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This sight is dedicated to the art of card making....of which I am addicted ! I began making cards a few months before Dan was deployed to Iraq.I wanted to make sure he had a new card to open every day, so I used BlueMountian.Co and created him 2 months worth of cards !About a year ago I saw that famous infomercial for a little bug called a Cricut.Well, after watching it numerous times, I HAD to have it...and I ordered it!!!Then I found the Cricut Message Board and I hit pay dirt!!! I was, and still am so inspired by some of the talented women on that board!I have to give them credit for making me the card maker that I am today!!!
Thank you ladies, from the bottom of my heart!
I hope you enjoy looking at my cards, as much as I enjoy making them!!!