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Friday, May 18, 2012

Sweet and Fruity Over at SOUS!

Hey all, long time no see, or should I say post, lol! I have missed you all and I know it's been awhile but I've been so stinkin busy with work and haven't had ANY time to do ANY scrappin and even tho this isn't anything spectacular, it sure did feel good to get my hands on some paper again! 
This week over at Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge the challenge is "Fruit" and I just Had to do something with Strawberries since they are everywhere lately and I just LOVE Strawberries! So what do you think, "Sweet" huh, lol! I used the strawberry on the Preserves cartridge and made it into a shape card and also added some dimension, embossing, inking and a bit of doodling. 
I sure hope you join us over at SOUS for the challenge, just remember to think "Fruit" and lets see what kind of Fruit projects you come up with! And make sure to check out what all the amazing projects that the Design Team Gals created, they truly are Amazing!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Friday, April 20, 2012

April Showers - Bring the Flowers and a challenge @ SOUS!

Hi everyone, long time no post (so sorry) but been busy, busy, busy! McCade was off last week for Easter break and then Ken took the week off to do some home improvements around the house and I had so many things that I wanted to get done also but can you believe it, I started a new job! I'm still at Hallmark since it's only part time but I had to do some training last week and needed to be focused since I seem to go in to many directions so I needed to concentrate so I put everything on the back burner. I'll fill you in on the new job in another post since I need to get this done quick and get to work again but as you know over at Stuck On U Sketches we have another challenge for you!
This week is "April Showers" and when I hear that I always think of Flowers and Umbrellas so that's what I gave you! I had a heck of a time on this Easel card (started it 3 times, can you believe that, lol) and I'm still not liking it but here it is! I used the Celebrate With Flourish cartridge on this and cut my Umbrella @ 6" and the wording is cut @ 3 1/2". My little flowers are a punch and added some Bead in a Bottle for the centers and also used my Spellbinders dies for the cut out die with the "Bring The Flowers"! Now I know the saying is April Showers Bring May Flowers but when I was little I always used to say April Showers Bring The Flowers!

Now make sure you check out the Gals over at The SOUS Blog (amazing projects, as always) so I hope you join us for the April Showers challenge!
Thank Goodness it's Friday and I have Saturday off so I hope I get a chance to get some gardening done (wish me luck, lol!)
Have a Great Weekend!  

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Is In The Air with SOUS!

Hi everyone and Boy Oh Boy, Spring sure is in the Air and all of us over at Stuck On U Sketches are Celebrating Spring with some really Fun Springy projects to share with you all! 
Well I don't know about you all but here in Kentucky there are so many flowers that just grow wild all over out here and I don't know about you but what says Spring better then Wildflowers (or flowers in general, lol)! Well McCade loves to pick me some wildflowers and we always put them in a old Vintage Yellow Pitcher and this image from the Country Life Cartridge reminded me of that! Now I know this looks like and Easel card, and it is, but it has a little surprise on it too...........................  
The Pitcher actually opens for another little card, so it's a card on a card! Now I cut the image at 6" so it's a nice size card so the actual card is about a 6" x 7", so its a nice size! And with it being an Easel card it has it's own frame! The Paper is from Quick Quotes along with the Chalk Mocha Mama Ink and I also used a Spellbinders die for the stamped image and the stamp is from Whimsical Designs Stamps. A Martha Stewart punch, some Vintage Seam Binding and of course some Bling.

Now I sure hope you join us over at the SOUS Blog for the challenge. You have two weeks to enter and it just has to be a NEW project and please add a link back to SOUS, that's it! Oh and I almost forgot, there's some REALLY Awesome candy to be won! Nanne made some Beautiful Handmade Roses to be won! Boy I sure wish I could enter! (Maybe I'll try sneaking an entry in there, do you think anyone will notice, lol!) Just Kidding, I'm just going to have to try and make me some! See You all there!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Monday, April 2, 2012

I Have A Winner!

Okay I know I'm kinda late but I'm here now and I have a winner from the SOUS "Get To Know Me" Blog Hop and my winner is:

Theresa ~ sounds like the country life is agreeing with you! I love this beautiful layout of you and your daughter! The cuts are awesome and the colors just perfect! I use my Cricut Expression 99% of the time and have a Spellbinders Grand Calibur that I use for the little tags, etc. The Cricut has unlimited possibilities for the perfect addition to any project! I love that you can make boxes and cards too....not just flat pieces. Thanks for sharing your story! Follower #588

Drop me an e-mail Michele at mccadesmom@gmail.com so I can get your cartridge out to you. Thank You all for the Wonderful comments everyone left me and I have to say I Really enjoyed getting to know the Design Team. 

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Princess Challenge with BBTB2!

Another Monday and another Fun challenge over at BBTB2 and today my Lovely, Talented Design Team Sister Mona has chose "Princess" from any cartridge of your choosing! Well my first thought was "Once Upon A Princess" so that is where my project came from. What Princess doesn't have a Crown and I cut mine @ 3 1/2" and welded it in Design Studio to make a card. Then I used the Word "Princess" with a few layers cut it @ 2". Now this is a pretty simple card for me but you know me, I had to add some dimension, so lots of pop dots, lol! Added a few pretty flowers from Recollections and just a few touchs of the bling in a little crown and a star from some I had (and sorry I don't remember where I got them from) and then on the little princess hat I added some Iridescent streamers (actually it's some shiny iridescent string, lol) but thought it was perfect and I just made a little tassel and glued it on and added a touch more bling. Then I added some Bead In A Bottle for some more texture (actually I wish I would have used some purple bling) but it does look better in person. 

Well that's it, I sure hope you join us over at BBTB2 for the Princess challenge. Just remember, it has to be a NEW Project and you need to add our blog link to your post. Pretty easy and you could be the proud recipient of our POW (Pick of the Week) Blinkie to add to your blog, along with bragging rights of course, lol! See you over at Bitten By The Bug 2 and have a great week!

((Hugs)) and Take Care!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Stuck On U Sketches "Get to Know Me" Blog Hop!

 Hi everyone and Woo Hoo it's the weekend! I haven't posted in awhile but today I have a treat for you all! Over at Stuck On U Sketches we are having a "Get to Know Me" Blog Hop and we all love a good Blog Hop and then getting to know all the Amazing gals on the Design Team over at SOUS is even better! And then on top of that.........................................BLOG CANDY!!!!!!
Stuck On U Sketches Main Blog and I also have some Yummy Candy for you too!

Well enough chatter let's get on with it and hopefully you'll enjoy "Getting to Know ME, LOL"!
Sandi created the Sketch for us to create a layout about us and we hope after all the inspiration you see from the Design Team you decide to join us over at the SOUS Blog! Now if you've arrived from my Amazingly Talented and Lovely Design Team Sister Stine Ursin, you are on the right track but remember if you ever get lost or if you started here you can always hop on over to the Stuck On U Sketches Blog for the complete line up.
Now I have to tell you I had a heck of a time finding a picture of me (let alone a decent looking picture of me, lol!) but this pic has always been a favorite of mine and I've always wanted to scrap it, so what a perfect excuse! This is a picture of my Dear Daughter and I from awhile back. (Sorry about the glare, it's looks like we REALLY need a tan, and No we were not glowing, lol!) Isn't she Beautiful! Okay now we also have a few Questions that we need to answer so I'll try and be as Brief as possible but if you know me, that is going to be a chore, lol!
1. If you were a crayon what color would you be and Why?
Well Duh, I bet you can guess that one........... RED of Course, lol! I've always's just loved that color in clothes, Home Decor and Yep, you guessed it, My Hair, lol! It's just such a Fun color and you can do so much with it!
2. What would people be surprised to learn about you?
No surprises here, I'm an open book, LOL! But if it has to be something it would be that I work for Hallmark even tho I make my own cards, lol, go figure!
3. What 5 things are always on your crafting table?
Bling, Pop dots, Glitter, Flowers (all kinds), and Ribbon!
4. Your Go To embellishment is...............
I bet you can guess that one right off...........................
BLING, of course, lol! Oh yea and gotta have dimension so lots of pop dots! (Sorry that's two!) =]
5. What is your all-time Favorite Crafting tool?
My Cricut of Course!
6. Tell us about your Family, first in one word. Then in a sentence or two.
Close! We do Everything together and we are very Close, lots of Love here! 
7. What is your Dream Vacation?
Packing up in our Travel Trailer and hitting ALL the National Parks, Lakes and anyplace else that we could visit and enjoy the Beautiful Scenery all over the USA!
8. Who is your favorite Crafty Company?
I like alot of the companies but as I look around my craft space the thing I see the most is Provo Craft products!
9. Tell us a bit about your Crafty Style.
Well I go in waves I think. I don't necessarily have a certain style, I just kind of go with what I feel at the moment but I do like bold colors and since I love to use my Cricut I tend to use alot of cardstock over print papers and I just Have to have layers and of course some added Bling! But I'm really a fan of Vintage and I love to recycle! 
10. Where do you live?
Well I live in Kentucky at the moment, I grew up in So. California and then lived in Las Vegas NV for 14 years before moving to KY. Yes I know, what a culture shock, but I really like my little house in the Country and I get to have all different kinds of animals, and I live a very simple life style now and Love it! 
 Well I sure hope I didn't bore you to tears (or you haven't fallen asleep, lol) but that was kinda fun, I do have to say. I'm really looking forward to reading all my Design Team Sister's answers too, I think it will be alot of fun, I've made some really great friends from the scrappy blog-a-sphere and getting to know other's that are as obsessed about crafting as you are is so much Fun! 

Well let me tell you a tiny bit about my layout before I send you on your way to the next blog in the hop. I used a few carts on this layout, for the Title and Frame I used Sophisticated. Title cut @ 3" with the shadow, Frame cut @ 7'. The Butterfly is from Sentimentals cut @ 2". The Heart Journal card is from Sophie cut @ 3" (and yes it does open!) And the Flowers are from Flower Shoppe and they are cut @ 3", 4", & 5". Everything is popped for dimension (like I said I Love the layers, lol!) I used the Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch for the punched edge. The ribobn is from Quick Quotes along with the ink which is Mocha Mama Chalk ink. And of course like I said before I GOTTA have the Bling!  
 Here's a close up of my Journaling heart, if you've been following me for awhile you all know I love my little hidden journal spots! 
 And here's a close up of the picture of my Daughter and I, and those fun flowers! (See I told you I LOVE RED, LOL!)  
 Now this is my Yummy Blog Candy I will be giving away! With Summer coming this is a perfect cartridge to do some Fun In The Sun creating with, it's an older cart but such a Fun one! I just have a couple of rules to follow (and I will be checking, lol!) You must me a follower of MY Blog along with the Stuck On U Sketches blog, You MUST leave a comment here on my blog telling me which Die Cut Machine (or Machines) you use (If you use one, that is) and why you love that machine, that's it, pretty easy don't you think!?  

And here is the Yummy Blog Candy on the SOUS Blog:
A winner will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. It is important to leave a comment on each blog.

The Blog Hop starts today, 7:00 AM EDT USA March 30th and runs through 11:59pm USA EDT on Sunday April 1st . 
The SOUS winner will be announced on Monday April 2nd. You must leave a comment on each of the designers blogs as well as become a follower to be eligible to win the SOUS blog candy.

I will be picking my random winner also on April 1st also so Good Luck one and all!

Okay now on to the next stop on the Blog Hop which is the Oh So Talented Tracey Kelly (Love her Vintage Style!) 
Now remember, if you ever get lost along the way you can always hop on over to the Stuck On U Sketches Blog and find your way! Now all I can say is HAVE FUN and Good Luck!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Monday, March 19, 2012

"WELCOME" Friends Any Cartridge Challenge with BBTB2 and the Cricut Monthly Circle Challenge!

 Hi Everyone and Happy Monday and you know what that means! Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge day and I get the privilege of being the host of this weeks challenge and I decided I wanted to "WELCOME" all my Friends to join us and I chose to use ANY "WELCOME" from ANY Cartridge! Now I decided to do a Home Dec project but you can do Any project, but if the fancy strikes you I'd LOVE for you to join me and do a Home Dec project too!
I'm also adding this to the Cricut Monthly Circle Challenge which is to create a Wall Art project. Well I did the Framed Welcome project and also a Vinyl project. It's not on the Wall per say but it's on the Step of the Stairs attached to the wall, I sure hope that counts for Wall Art! You sure can't miss it when you come in Our House, lol!

Now I know some of you know that we built our house (and I mean physically Built it ourselves) and any of you that have ever done that or even did renovations know that it's a never ending project! Well we just put some of the finishing touches on the Family room and that meant putting some new stairs in and I have been dying to do this and just LOVE how it came out!    
I used the Quarter Note Cartridge and welded the letters together using Design Studio and cut them @ 4". The flowers are from the Storybook Cartridge and cut @ 3 1/2". Now this was my first attempt at using vinyl (other then on the glittered Xmas ornaments) and I can say I will be doing it again! I almost gave up at first because I used some crappy Vinyl (the Paper Studio, has anyone else had a problem with that brand?) and it wouldn't even stay on the backing of what it came in, it kept coming up when it was cutting. Now I had originally wanted to use black vinyl but like I said it wouldn't stay on the backing so I used this Red and it actually goes perfect with my Red Wall, almost the same Red, I couldn't have planned that any better, lol! 

(Sorry the pic looks like crap, I've been having MAJOR issues with blogger lately and for some reason my pictures are not coming through even tho they look fine on my computer, anyone else having this issue, this was the best pic I could get of this pic to show up on my blog, What's Up!?)

Well when I was trying to figure out the size I wanted I thought I would practice on some cardstock and then remembered I had these frames that I had bought so I figured I would make me a "Welcome" picture also. The Welcome is cut @ 4" and the scroll on the picture is from Home Decor and cut @ 2 1/2" and then it just need something and you know me, had to add some Bling, lol! The paper is from the DCWV Green Stack and I'm going to have to get me some longer paper because I had to piece it together for it to fit since the frame is 9" x 18" and it came from Walmart maybe around $5 (?) I think this would be a perfect gift for someone and I will be definitely be making more of these in the future!

Well That's my project for the "WELCOME" BBTB2 Challenge! I sure hope you join us and remember, it doesn't have to be Home Dec (although I'd love it if you did, lol) but it has to be a NEW project (no back linking) and please add a link back to BBTB2! You can use ANY Cartridge and just use the word "WELCOME", that's it!

We also have a sponsor this week with My Creative Classroom, hop on over and check them out and check out BBTB2 for all the rules! One person will win a seat at one of their online classes so more reason to join in the fun!

So "Welcome Friends" and don't forget to check out the Design Team Gals projects, they always inspire and motivate, and have a Wonderful Week!!!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,