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Monday, April 18, 2011

ANNOUNCING: The Tax Days BLUES Blog Hop Winners....

1st Prize
$25 Gift Card/Certificate to:
(Winner picks one)
Michael's ~ Hobby Lobby ~ Joann's
Creative Memories ~ Stampin Up

...Tammy from Nesting Pretty, a fellow blogger and AWESOME crafter of fun, cheerful jewelry.

2nd Prize
$15 Gift Card/Certificate to: 
(Winner picks one)
Michael's ~ Hobby Lobby ~ Joann's
Creative Memories ~ Stampin Up
From the look of the avatar and email name, I would guess my 2nd winner to be a Country gal!  Congratulations, CowBelleru!

3rd Prize
Creative Memory Tearing Tool

Congratulations to Nicole from Scrap-utopia!  Always glad to award prizes to new blog friends! 



Tacky Tuesday's Challenge# 5 ~ Cow & Moo time

I always love September Ninth's Tacky Tuesday Challenges, because it really gets my creative juices flowing.  I also love the ability to be tacky and creative at the same time...because that's me! :)

For this Challenge# 5, I've created this my Moo-Moo (my Mom's nickname).  I think she will be MOOO-ved.  :)  Ok, that's just tacky.  LOL....

 Anyway, the card is a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of navy blue cardstock scored in the middle using my newest favorite tool (Martha Stewart's Scoring board).  I also played with MS's Fence punch that I discovered on the Tacky Tuesday FB page (thanks to Tracy!). 
If you knew my mom, you'd know that she NEVER leaves the house without lipstick and Mama Cow is decked out with sparkly red lips and rhinestone flower.  She and the barn are from Create a Critter.  I just love how she turned out.

Don't forget Mom!  Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8th (which is only a few short weeks away!!).


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Monkey-ing Around

(If you are looking for the Tax Day Blues Blog Hop, just click here.)

If you can't tell from my blog, I have a tendency to lean more towards simple, whimsical, and cute cards...than the fancy, complex, triple folded cards.  I am a working mother of two (13yrs old and 2yrs old), so cards have to fun and quick...or no one would get any!  :)  LOL...Anyway, I forgot to add this card to my Tax Day Blues line up...I sent this card to a friend who was struggling with some health issues. 

I basically incorporated all things I've done before into one card.  I love Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge, Stickles, and Stampin Up's Treat Cups, so it was a fun card to put together.  The card is from a set of turquoise cards with a hole already in them from Michael's.  Michael's doesn't carry them any I'm glad I swooped them up when I did.  Just thought I'd share this cute card with you...

If you know anyone who is in need of cheering up, why not whip up a quick, fun card like this. 
I am sure they will appreciate it!  <<HUGS>>, Angie

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax Day BLUES Blog HOP

Hello and Welcome to the Tax Day BLUES Blog Hop!
The hop will be hopping today (Friday), April 15th, through Sunday, April 17th.

In my family, Tax Day was always stressful...My dad used to (actually still does) spend months going through paperwork to prepare for taxes.  As an adult now, I just plain hate doing while I was working on this year's taxes, I thought, why not have a blog hop to add some fun and creativity to the otherwise dreadful time of year?!  So here we are....

I am extremely honored to present a group of amazing, awesome, and creative bloggers.  Their mission was simple:  Create something blue and cheerful.  There are 15 bloggers...If you get lost along the way, come back here for this list: (Please don't leave me projects and blog candy are below....)

1. Angie, TuttleTime,  (That's me)
2. Ellen, Craft Monkey, 
3. Tristan, Tristan’s Time4Craftin,
4. Tammy, Nesting Pretty,
5. Elaine, Expressions by Elaine,
6. Angelia, Angelia's Paper Crafts,  
7. Belinda, Bee’s Hive of Drama,
8. Mary, Mare Bears Scraps
9. Wendy, Gilby's Craftster,
10. Jackie, My Basket of Scraps,
11. Jill, Jill the Scrap-o-Holic,
12.  Leah, Leah's Card Designs,
14.  Tiffany, My Sweet Lemonade Dreams,  
15.  Monica, Scraps to Treasure,

I love taking photos and putting them into fun scrapbooks...
Here are a few pages I recently created:

"Sunshine and Smiles" was created using light sky blue cardstock and fun ribbon.  I matted the pictures on a striped paper that had a stripe with a matching shade of blue.
The bottom of the page is lined with fun yellow ribbon with smiley-faced flowers....Using the Cricut, I made some white flowers with the "Walk in My Garden" cartridge.   I drew smiley faces in the center of yellow to match the ribbon and added pop dots.  The Title was cut using the "Cuttin' Up!" Cartridge.
 Besides the pictures of the children, my favorite part of the page is the sun.  The "Simply Charmed" cartridge has my favorite SUN! To make his shades sparkle, I added Stickles.

"Best Buds" was created with the same page colors and continued the "Walk in the Garden" for the BUDS and "Cuttin' Up!" for the title.

"Silly Goose" is a turquoise page with 1 inch borders of matching circle pattern paper.  The letters were cut using the George and Basic Shapes.  To add a whimsical feel to the page, I used different size letters in the word, "GOOSE," put googly eyes in the middle of the "O's," and drew on a smiley face, nose, and brow.

 The Goose was cut using the Animal Kingdom cartridge.
I turned the dot of the "i" into a smiley face, using a Stampin Up punch.


"Crabby Card" - The card has two shades of blue to separate the sky from the ocean.  The crab and palm tree are cut from the Create a Critter cartridge. (The palm tree is on the page with the dinosaur).  The sand is a glittery tan paper.  I tore the paper for the sand to give it a layered and natural look....using the Creative Memories tearing tool: (It works great!)

 The inside of the card is quick and simple...Whale is also from Create a Critter.  Letters are Creative Memory alpha stickers.


Now the moment you've been waiting for....Prizes:

1st Prize
$25 Gift Card/Certificate to: (Winner picks one)
Michael's ~ Hobby Lobby ~ Joann's
Creative Memories ~ Stampin Up

2nd Prize
$15 Gift Card/Certificate to:  (Winner picks one)
Michael's ~ Hobby Lobby ~ Joann's
Creative Memories ~ Stampin Up

3rd Prize
Creative Memory Tearing Tool
(Featured above)

To win, you must: 
1.  Become a follower of my blog (click link to the right)...if not already;
2.  Leave me a comment, describe your latest project, and include a way to reach you (either by email or leave your blog address);
3.  Leave a comment on all the blog in the hop.

A winner will be chosen and announced on my blog on Monday, April 18th, using  Be sure to stop by on Monday to see if you've won!  Good Luck! 

Your next stop is my sweet, crafty blog friend, Ellen.
Enjoy hopping!!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Paper Playtime Challenge #43 ~ Weather

My friend, Terri, lives in MN and was feeling a bit under the weather.  She posted in FB that she needed some SUN, so I created this card using the Simply Charmed sun (my favorite sun).  I love the sunglasses.  To add some reflective lenses to the glasses, I added golden Stickles.  I also gave the sun some rosy cheeks and bright red lips (using Stickles).  I love glitter.  Hope you enjoy some sunshine this week!!

I noticed that my FB friend, Janis, was having a challenge on her blog, Paper Playtime.  Her challenge this month is I thought this cool sun dude would fit right in over there!  Glad to play along...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tax Day BLUES...Blog Hop

Don't let Tax Day (April 15th) to make you blue!  Stop by our cheerfully, BLUE blog hop featuring 10 talented bloggers with fun creations and chances to win some "delicious" blog candy.  The blog hop begins here on April 15th and will continue through the weekend!  I hope you can HOP by! :)