Friday, November 25, 2011

BLACK FRIDAY at Whimsie Doodles!!!


Wimsie Doodles is having a 50% everything digital (with a miniumn purchase of $10.00) this weekend! 
The sale starts today, Friday the 25th, and ends at midnight (Eastern time) on Sunday, the 27th. 
Use the code friday50sale to get your 50% discount.
Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 14, 2011

FCCB Harvest Blessings Crawl - Give Thanks Album

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Accent Essentials, Create A Critter), Artful Delight September Kit(Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection), My Craft Spot("Gingerbread" Crinkled Ribbon, "Thanksgiving" Bakers Twine), My Little Shoebox(Alpha Stickers), Queen & Co Pearls(Pearl), Misc - Thickers.

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For Sentimental Sundays Challenge #81, CLICK HERE

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to The Fantabulous Cricut's SIXTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

It's Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes Brown, Orange and Red – along with at least one Cricut cut.

If you've come from Lisa's Blog then you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE .

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZESalong the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Harvest Blessings" project at FCCB!

For my HARVEST BLESSINGS project, I created a GIVE THANKS album.


Inspired by the card on the Nov/Dec Cricut Magazine Cover, I created this acorn GIVE THANKS Album as a way to write down all the things my family and I are THANKFUL for and appreciate in our lives. The kids are getting bigger everyday and I want them to start appreciating the things that surround them.

The acorn is from the Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge(pg.32) cut at 6-3/4" using papers from the Artful Delight September Kit.


I created a quick embellishment constiting of "Gingerbread"(BROWN) Crinkled Ribbon and "Thanksgiving"(BROWN & ORANGE) Baker's Twine from My Craft Spot. Three Rolled Flowers made using the swirl(pg.?) from Accent Essentials in ORANGE and RED with two small leaves from the same cartridge.


I used some My Little Shoebox Alpha Stickers and Misc Thickers I had in my stash for my title.


I cut out 4 more acorns from white cardstock and quickly ran them thru my printer. The pages were left without lines so that everyone can add thier own special touch.


Its all held together with a small RED binder ring.


 I hope you've liked my GIVE THANKS album and some inspiration from it.

Now, what is a HARVEST BLESSING without a GIVEAWAY?!

 PICTURE COMING SOON!
















1) You MUST be a FOLLOWER or sign up for EMAIL UPDATES.

Email address needs to be verified.

Do both an get an EXTRA entry.

















2) You MUST participate in the Fantabulous Cricut HARVEST BLESSING.

















3) You MUST leave a comment here with contact information.

















I will leave this GIVEAWAY open 'til Sunday, November 20th 11:59 PM EST. I'll announce the winner on Monday, November  21st.


Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessingsprojects! Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colours Brown, Orange and Red as well!






























Next stop is Melanie from  Melanie Makes. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!













































Happy Crawling!

















































































































Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party Winner!!!

Hi Everyone!


I know you've all been ANXIOUS waiting to find out who the winner of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party is. SO are you ready?!


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But before, we find out who the winner is, I'd like to THANK everyone for making this Release Party such a HUGE success. I had TONS of fun making each one of my Release projects and reading ALL your comments!

Ok, DRUMROLL PLEASE......

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The winner of the "White Christmas" Stamp Set from My Craft Spot is


#57!


CONGRATULATIONS TO CALLY ANN!!


CallyAnn, you have TWO weeks to contact me to claim your prize.

Be sure to stop by the My Craft Spot Blog and other DT Member's Blog to see more winners!!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Artful Delight Novemer Sketch - Jingle All the Way Elf

Supplies Used:
Artful Delight November Kit(Bo Bunny Blitzen Collection, Bazzill Cardstock, American Craft Thickers, Velvet Ribbon), Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp(SelfRidingElf). Finished Card Size: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".

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For the My Craft Spot Release Party Blog Hop, CLICK HERE

For the Whimsie Doodles November Release, CLICK HERE

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Hello Again,

As promised, I'm back today with my take on the November Artful Delight Sketch Challenge.



I started with some of the Bo Bunny Blitzen Collection papers included in the Artful Delight November Kit - for FULL Kit Contents CLICK HERE.

For my main image, I went with the recently released "Self Riding Elf" Digital Stamp from Whimsie Doodles. The image was colored in with my PrismaColor Pencils.


I used some White Liquid Applique to give her Hat and Jacket some "Fleece". Don't have Liquid Applique? No problem, this month's Artful Delight November Card Kit includes a bottle - CLICK HERE to order yours.

I made a slight modification to the sketch and replaced the larger rectangle on the right bottom corner some VELVETY goodness! I also moved up the circle and changed it for a coordinationg Bo Bunny Blitzen brad. Both the Velvet Ribbon and Bo Bunny Brads are included in the Artful Delight November Kit.


The Card Kit also includes a package of EK Success 3D Dots, however, I worked with the Scrapbook Kit and used my own dimensionals to pop-out the main image.


Thanks to the November Artful Delight Kit, I was finally able to try out a new technique I've been wanting to - uisng Thickers on a card. This month's Scrapbook Kit includes a package of American Craft "Giggles Brown" Thickers.


I completely forgot to take a picture of the inside, but its finished with my Simple Layout.


I hope you have enjoyed my take on the sketch and how I've used the Scrapbook Kit to create a card.

I hope I have inspired you to play November Artful Delight Sketch. Remember the sketch doesn't close til November 24th 1:59AM CST, so there is plenty of time to play along.

My Craft Spot Winter Stamp Party Release Blog Hop - Snow Kisses


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the My Craft Spot " Winter Stamp Release Party" Blog Hop!

The My Craft Spot DT Members have been cooking up lots of fun new projects and ideas featuring the 5 NEW Stamps Sets and 8 NEW Twine Colors. Each Design Team Member will be featuring an original "Stamp Release Party" project.

If you've come from Amber's Blog, then you're heading in the right direction. If you just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our STAMP RELEASE PARTY Blog Hop, start HERE at the My Craft Spot Blog.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there are TONS of prizes along the way!

Unfortunately, I only have ONE Stamp Release Party project for you today. If time allows, I might be able to squeeze in another one before the Blog Hop is over.

SNOW KISSES


While at ACMoore a few days ago, I saw this BEAUTIFUL Snowflake Ornament and immediately thought about the "Snow Kisses" sentiment on the NEW "Winter Wonderland" Stamp Set.


I decided to dress up the Snowflake Ornament with a 2.25" circle cut with my Lg. Circle Nestabilities Dies. On top I placed a Paper Rosette made from an .875" x 8" piece of Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding "Silent Night".


And a  1-3/4" star cut from the Cricut Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge using American Craft Glitter Paper. Added a button twined with some of the NEW "Sky" Bakers Twine available at My Craft Spot and centered with a Queen & Co. "Snowflake" Gem.


I also replaced the original hanging thread for some more of the NEW "Sky" Bakers Twine.


To finish it all off, I added a bow made from some of My Craft Spot's NEW "Caribbean" Flat Seam Binding.  


I hope you have enjoyed my quick Snowflake Ornament Make-Over. You're next stop is Ally's Blog. If you should happen to get lost along the way, you can find the Blog Hop list over at the My Craft Spot Blog.

But Wait!

Before you go, I have some a Stamp Party Giveway for you!

A BRAND NEW, JUST RELEASED "WHITE CHRISTMAS" Stamp Set (sponsored by Kimberly from My Craft Spot)!


For your chance to win:

1. Leave me a comment here telling me what you think about my Stamp Release Party projects.

2. Complete the Blog Hop!

3. And let Kimberly know how much you've enjoyed this Stamp Release Party over at My Craft Spot.

You have until Monday, November 7th 11:59PM EST to leave your comments for your chance to win! I will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 8th (around late evening).

Ok, NOW you can hop on over to ALLY'S BLOG!

Thanks for joining us!

Whimsie Doodles November Release Day

Supplies Used:
Artful Delight November Kit(Bo Bunny Blitzen Collection, Bazzill Cardstock, American Craft Thickers, Velvet Ribbon), Whimsie Doodles Digital Stamp(SelfRidingElf). Finished Card Size: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".

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For the My Craft Spot Release Party Blog Hop, CLICK HERE

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Hello!

Today is NEW Release Day at Whimsie Doodles! Melyssa has been busy drawing up the most ADORABLE Christmas Images - and Fairies, too - you can imagine!! Ready for some CUTENESS?!

Elflings(3 separate elf images)

Shy Fairy

Cookie Fairy

Expecting(both included)

Aren't they all just WONDERFUL?! They are NOW available at the Whimsie Doodles Store!

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For my Whimsie Release Card, I went the with the "Self Riding Elf" image.


I just LOVE how cute she looks sitting inside that sleigh.

I used some White Liquid Applique to give her Hat and Jacket a "Fleece". Don't have Liquid Applique? No problem, this month's Artful Delight November Card Kit includes a bottle - CLICK HERE to order yours.


The card was based on this month's Artful Delight Sketch Challenge - CLICK HERE for more information.



All papers and embellishment are from this month's Artful Delight November Kit - CLICK HERE for FULL Kit Contents.

Be sure to check back later to see more of the November Whimsie Doodles images in action.

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Craft Spot Winter Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #5 -

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to My Craft Spot's Winter Stamp Release Party Sneak Peak #5!

All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets and EIGHT NEW Twine Colors! Then on Saturday, November 5th, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!
 
 
Unfortunately, I'm UNABLE to participate in the Sneak Peek for the NEW "Winter Wonderland" Stamp Set. I'm so sorry, but I have a few family/personal things going on and those come first.
 
But please, visit the My Craft Spot Blog to see all the WONDERFUL creations the remaining DTs have in store for you!
 
 
Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, November 5th, for the FINAL DAY of the My Craft Spot Release Party. We an incredible BLOG HOP in store and you won't want to miss it!
 
 Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Craft Spot Winter Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #4 - Christmas Heart

Supplies Used:
Artful Delight November Kit(Prima North Country Collection, Bazzill Cardstock), Cricut Expression, ScrappinCookie(All-In-One Cut File), My Craft Spot("Rusty Red", "White" Flat Seam Binding, "Blueberry" Bakers Twine), Heidi Swapp(chipboard hearts), Misc - Doilies. Finished Card Size: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4".

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to My Craft Spot's Winter Stamp Release Party Sneak Peak #4!

All week long, the My Craft Spot DT will be featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets and EIGHT NEW Twine Colors! Then on Saturday, November 5th, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

For today's sneak peek, I used the "All Hearts come home for Christmas" sentiment from the NEW "Merry Christmas" Stamp Set.


I fell in LOVE with the sentiment as soon as I saw it and got inspired to create a CHRISTMAS HEART project. However, it didn't turn out EXACTLY how I planned it. I wasn't able to find a HEART ornament, so I resorted to using a regular Christmas ornament.


I filled my Christmas Ornament with scraps left from the November Artful Delight Kit that I've been using all week to create my projects. The scraps were sized differently, rolled using a pencil and then inserted into the ornament. I added a bow made from My Craft Spot's NEW "White" Seam Binding.


To hold the Christmas Ornament, I turned back to my All-In-One Box. It measures roughly about 2 5/8"W x 4"H x 2 5/8"D, it could hold just about anything you would like.


Using the November Artful Delight Kit, I cut the box from the Bazzill "Parakeet" Cardstock and then adhered some of the Prima North Country "Forest Notes" to each side.


The ornament hangs from a piece of the NEW "Rusty Red" Flat Seam Binding from My Craft Spot.


To finish my Ornament Gift Box, I cut a scalloped oval from the Cricut Storybook Cartridge and created a quick and simple tag. I stamped the "To/From" sentiment using the NEW "Merry Christmas" Stamp Set from My Craft Spot. Using some "Blueberry" Bakers Twine - available at My Craft Spot - I tied the tag to the box.


After cutting my All-In-One Box from a 12x12 sheet of Bazzill "Parakeet" Cardstock from the November Artful Delight Scrapbook Kit, I was left with exactly enough cardstock to create a matching card.


The card is based on the Viva la Verve October Week 2 Sketch.


I LOVED how the card sketch included a HEART. I used two chipboard Hearts from my stash and added "Blueberry" Twined button.


I hope you have enjoyed my CHRISTMAS HEART project for My Craft Spot's Winter Release Party Sneak Peek #4. To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the "Merry Christmas" Stamp Set - available for purchase on Saturday, November 5th, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a comment on each Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the RED Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)



My Craft Spot
 
 
3. Come join us for the Stamp Release Blog Hop on Saturday! Each DT Blog on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets!!
 
Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, November 4th, for another Sneak Peek at a NEW Stamp Set! Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #3 - Sweet Sounds

Supplies Used:
Artful Delight November Kit(Fany Pants St. Nick Collection, Prima North Country Collection, Bazzill Cardstock, Prima Flowers), Bazzil Cardstock(Sea Salt), My Craft Spot("Sky Blue" Crinkled Ribbon, "Peppermint" Bakers Twine, "Merry Christmas" Stamp Set), Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridge(Accent Essentials), Nestabilities(Lg. Circles), Martha Stewart Punch(Doily Lace). Finished Card Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to My Craft Spot's Winter Stamp Release Party Sneak Peak #3!

All week long, the My Craft Spot DT will be featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets and EIGHT NEW Twine Colors! Then on Saturday, November 5th, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

For today's sneak peek, I went with the "Sweetest Sounds..." sentiment from the NEW " 'Tis the Season" Stamp Set.


I just LOVE the sentiment and fell more in love with it when I saw it stamped onto the Bazzill "Snow" Cardstock from the November Artful Delight Kit - for FULL Kit Contents CLICK HERE.

Unfortunately, I only have a card for you today. I somehow mistaken today's sneak peek for tomorrow, but thankfully realized it at last mintue and was able to put together this SWEET SOUNDS card.


The card is based on the Viva la Verve October Sketch 3 Sketch.


I replaced the smaller circle for some BEAUTIFUL Prima North Country Flowers from the Artful Delight November Kit - available at Artful Delight


Not only are the Flowers from the Artful Delight November Kit, but ALL the papers(with the exception of the blue cardstock and glittered cardstock) I used on this card are from there as well. For FULL Kit Contents CLICK HERE.


To finish off the card, I tied some of My Craft Spot's "Sky Blue" Crinkled Ribbon.

In the rush to get this card posted on time, I completely forgot to take a picture of the inside, but it follows my Simple Layout.


I hope you have enjoyed my quick card for My Craft Spot's Winter Release Party Sneak Peek #3. To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the " 'Tis the Season" Stamp Set - available for purchase on Saturday, November 5th, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a comment on each Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the RED Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)



My Craft Spot
 
 
3. Come join us for the Stamp Release Blog Hop on Saturday! Each DT Blog on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets!!
 
Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, November 3rd, for another Sneak Peek at a NEW Stamp Set! Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!