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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,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Challenge with BBTB2!

 Hi everyone and Happy Monday! It's another challenge day as always with BBTB2 and this week the Wonderful, Sweet and Talented Julia got to pick our challenge and she decided she was ready for Spring to get here so she Our challenge is to use ANY Bunny or Chick from Any cartridge! How Easy Peasy is that!

 Well I'm going to share with you another page from my 2012 calendar for the month of April! Well we all know that Easter is coming and of course how perfect for my calendar post then to use a  Hoppy Easter theme! Well I used the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge for my page (yes I used the same cartridge for March also) but this is just a perfect cartridge for a calendar. Well I cut my Bunny @ 4" and my Saying @ 3". Used the shadow and had to add some dimension so I popped the Bunny and partial cut the flowers from the base layer because it doesn't have a layer for the flowers.   
 Now the little birdie and banner is from the calendar kit so I didn't have to cut them out, they just go on the page but I did add some bling to the little birdies wing. You know me have to add some bling to just about EVERYthing, lol, (gotta love the bling, lol!) I also did a bit of doodling on the banner and also the Hoppy Easter. 
Here's a pic of the dimension (and of course the bling, lol!) 

Well I sure hope you join us over at BBTB2 for the Bunny or Chick challenge. You have two weeks to link up your project, just make sure it's a NEW creation and you add a link back to our blog! Now don't forget to check out my Amazing Design Team Sister's Project's also, they all are So Amazing! Have a great week and hope to see you there!

((Hugs)) and Take Care, 

Friday, March 9, 2012

"Cameo/Silhouette" New Challenge at SOUS!

 Hi everyone and Woo Hoo it's Friday! Well it's another challenge day over at Stuck On U Sketch's Die Cut Challenge and the challenge is to use a "Cameo/Silhouette" for your project. Well I used the Forever Young cartridge and my Cricut because I just LOVE the Silhouettes on it. They are so Fun and knew I wanted to make two different cards using the negative space from one of them. I also wanted it to be kind of Vintage so I used this pretty paper from K & Company. Well I cut my Silhouette's @ 4" and cut two because, you know me gotta have some dimension! Then with the negative space of the silhouette I did my Fun Packing Tape Technique and added some pretty pink Martha Stewart Glitter for a whole new look to my silhouette! Added them to the frame and of course had to pop those layers too. Now to accent my silhouettes I had to dress them up a bit with a couple of pearl necklaces and they are both have some pretty gemstones dangling there. Then one has a bow in her hair and one has a flower, So Elegant and Pretty!  
 Here is a view of the purple card and all the details close up. Added some pretty recollections flowers to cascade at the top along with my much loved Bling. Added a few fancy photo corners with some more added bling. I also used a Martha Stewart punch and added a pretty sheer ribbon along with some more bling. And the "Seriously?" is cut @ 1" with the shadow and of course popped for some added dimension.  
 Here is the Pink card close up with some Pearl Bling added to this one and a Crepe Paper flower that I had made (you know me and my handmade flowers, Love them!) "Seriously?" is also cut @1" on this also and popped and then to the inside of the cards the sayings.................................
 Are from Stephanie's new stamps at Whimsical Designs and you can purchase them HERE. I used my Nesties from Spellbinders for my scalloped ovals for the inside. (Yay, I finished the inside, lol)!
 Here is another view to the purple card and you can see the Martha Stewart Punch a little bit better on this one and the popped dimension too.
 And here is another view of the pink one so you can see the sparkle a bit better.
 Another close up of the Pink Glitter Silhouette and can you see I also added a little pearl earring!
And also a close up of the purple one and the popped silhouette and those fun flowers.

Well I sure hope you join us for the Cameo/Silhouette challenge over at SOUS Die Cut Challenge! The challenge is open for two weeks and all we ask is that you use some Die Cut Machine. It doesn't have to be the Cricut (that is the one that I have) any Die Cut Machine will do (and there are many out there now) it has to be a NEW creation (no back linking) and please we would love that you add our link in your post so some of your friends and followers might want to join us. You know the more the merrier I always say, LOL! Now if you stopped by here first make sure you check out the Design Team Gals over at the Stuck On U Sketches Blog, they are ALWAYS Amazing with what they come up with so make sure to check them out! I hope you have a Great weekend and get to get some crafting done and hope to see you over at SOUS! Thanks for stopping by!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Going Green With Whimsical Wednesday's!

**Sorry my post didn't post at the right time I had the times mixed up (ooops!) =[ ** 
Well It's Wednesday and we have another challenge over at Whimsical Design's and this week we're "Going Green". Now with the last name of "Kelly" everyone just assumes I'm Irish (my Father was) and I have to tell you I'm only Half (the other half is Italian!) I know what a combination (and yes I do have a temper at times, lol)! Now my Husband is Irish so that makes McCade as Irish as you can get and with the name McCade Patrick Kelly everyone always say's "Boy that's an Irish name is I ever heard one", lol! Well I have to tell you I don't really celebrate this holiday much other than wearing green on St. Patty's, but I HAVE to have Corned Beef and Cabbage on that day! I love it and I always make a huge pot of it and invite the neighbor's over, you know the more the merrier (they had never had it until I fixed it for them and now it's a tradition!) And I'm not a big fan of Beer so I will usually make Irish Coffee's after dinner, so if your in my neck of the woods on St. Patrick's, come on over, it'll be lot's of Fun!  

Okay now on to my Whimsical Wednesday post! 
For this card I used some Spellbinders Shapeabilities (along with a Spellbinders Banner) for my card. I just got these this week so I was pretty excited to use them. I actually won a gift certificate from Tim Holtz when he did his tags of Xmas to Inspiration Emporium and this is what I got with it, How Fun! Well it's a pretty simple card for me and can you believe I didn't use my Cricut Again! I added some lace and of course some bling and the stamp is one of Stephanie's that you can purchase HERE if you like.  

Well I sure hope you join us over at the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge, you have two weeks and all the info is in the link, just remember it has to be a NEW creation and please link back to Whimsical Designs, we would love to have your friends join in the fun too! 

Well I sure would love to know if you join in the Celebration of St. Patty's and what your traditions are if you do so if you wouldn't mind I'd love to hear what they are in your comments (maybe I could start a new tradition from some of your ideas, lol) There was an Adorable Little Leprechaun Hut I seen on a new blog I found from a Gal named Holly and you can check it out HERE, McCade and I will be making one of these, it is Just Too Darn CUTE! On that note I'm off to get my SOUS challenge done!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Monday, March 5, 2012

Luck O' the Irish with BBTB2!

 Hi everyone and Happy Monday to You! You all know the routine here on Monday's, it's challenge day over at BBTB2 and today Lori picked the Shamrocks from the Celebrate with Flourish Cartridge. Well I have used this Calendar Kit from Recollections and instead of using pictures I decided that I would do some die cuts each month and this is for the month of March! I cut my Shamrocks @ 4" and my Saying @ 2". I did some embossing then added some layers and I even popped the pre-made shamrock that came with the kit. Added a Martha Stewart border punch at the top, some velvet ribbon and of course some Bling!  
So what do you think of my 2012 Calendar!? I guess I'll have to show you my January and February pages also (but that will be another post) Something to look forward to, lol!

Well this is going to be one of the shortest posts for me Ever, lol! I sure hope that you join us over at BBTB2 for the Shamrock challenge, just remember it has to be a NEW project and please link back to BBTB2. Our Challenges are open for two weeks so have fun with it and hope to see you there!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,