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Monday, July 25, 2011

Hawaii on the Brain

My crafting has been stuck in the islands for the past few weeks....I have really fallen in love with the Hula girl from Stampin Up!  I bought this set years ago...but I have really enjoyed playing around with the set the past few weekends.



I have also played around with some other "Hawaii" themed projects recently...


I am on the look out for more stamps and projects....let's see what I can come up with.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SCRAPS BLOG HOP - WINNERS!!!

Below are the winners of my blog candy from the Scraps Blog Hop from this past weekend.  I am so excited that Random.org picked these winners...Two are frequent visitors of my blog and one is fairly new.  I will email everyone to get mailing address!  I am out of town this week, but prizes will go out some time next week!  Thanks for visiting and participating in Hops...It's fun to share projects and get positive feedback!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Still time to get in on chance to win Blog Candy!

Check out my two posts from the Scraps Blog Hop from this past weekend.  (They are just below)  I will use random.org to pick a winner Tuesday night!  Not too difficult a task for 3 great chances to win prizes!!! :)

BLOG CANDY!

I have THREE prizes for THREE lucky winners (these are in addition to the awesome prizes Jennifer and other bloggers may have lined up!!):
For intricate cuts, nothing beats CutterBee scissors...I use mine all the time, and now you can, too!

A brand new Creative Memories Deco File...just like the one I used to sort my scraps!
$10 Michael's Gift Card

I will be posting on both days of the hop (Saturday and Sunday).  To qualify for these 3 prizes, please visit my posts on both days, become a follower, and leave me comments on both posts with a way to contact you if you win.  I will use Random.org to choose the winners.  If you are one of many frustrated bloggers, who cannot seem to leave comments..please send me an email (tuttletime_cm at yahoo dot com).  I'll add your comment (based on the time of your email) to the list of comments here.  :)

More Scraps to Play with...

While I was putting my 3yr old to bed, somehow we started talking about a sign for her bedroom door.  Then, she convinced me to make her a "surprise" with her name, sea turtles, and fish on it.  At first, she also asked for a lion...I convinced her that lions can't swim, so we should stick with sea creatures...She considered...and agreed that would not be good.

After the Scraps Blog Hop, I was still inspired to use scraps for this project.  Thankfully, having them all orgaznied by color, really made it easy to choose papers.    Here are most of the ones I used:


I am very happy with how it turned out...The entire thing is made of scraps and took less than an hour or so to put together.  I used the Create a Critter and Stretch your Imagination Cricut cartridges.  Because my daughter loves the Mommy/child...Daddy/child...Sister/Brother relationship.  I tried to pair up all the animals.

I was even able to draw my 13yr old son away from his video game to help me put pop up dots and goggly eyes on  the sea creatures.   I think the Starfishes and Turtles were my favorite...I think I will add smiles to them, though.

Turtle were definitely a requirement to this project...My daughter loves the turtles from Finding Nemo....She thinks that turtles say, "Dude" like Crush does on the movie! 
I hung the sign on her knob ..so that the "surprise" would be waiting for her when she wakes up...I think she is really going to love it. Hope you enjoyed the blog hop this weekend.  I will be drawing for the blog candy on Tuesday...so there is still time to leave comments/become follower.  Thanks for stopping by... :)  ~Angie

Saturday, July 9, 2011

SCRAPS BLOG HOP - DAY 2

 ~Welcome to Day 2~
....If you want a chance to win blog candy listed below, please be sure to read and leave a comment on my Day 1 blog post, too...It's just below this one!
If you came from Lisa's blog: http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​pot.com/, you are hopping in the right direction. If you just popped by on my blog, you really should start from the beginning of the hop and be sure to leave comments along the way to qualify for some amazing blog candy! Our fabulous hostess, Jennifer (http://craftcardgallery.blogspot.com) came up with a great hop and some great prizes. Also some of us bloggers have "blog candy," too..so you have chances to win even more stuff....so read on and hop along for inspiration and fun!!

The rest of my home may look like a tornado blew threw it (and her name is Michelle, my 3yr old), but my craft area is organized and everything has it's place...Disorganization and piles of unknown stuff just obstructs my creative "chi" (or flow or juices..whatever you call it).  Most of my craft area is very organized, but there is this one shelf....Ugh...it pains me to show this.
Do you have a shelf, corner, or drawer in your craft area that looks like this...?  It's like that drawer in your kitchen ..the one that just catches stuff that you don't know what to do with.  Well, this past weekend...I decided to tackle the shelf from hellf.  :)  I trashed or found a home for most of the items.  Now the shelf looks clean...and I can focus on my crafts again.

In preparing for this hop, I wanted to try out some new card techniques.  I am fairly new to cardmaking, so I search on YouTube for ideas.  I found a quick video on "Pop-up" cards.  The video was great to get the idea, but it left a few things off....I gathered some scraps and my Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and got started:
I decided to make a nature/wilderness themed card for my niece who is at "sleep away" camp.  For the card base, I used a heavy turquoise blue, glitter cardstock scrap to look like the sky.  Cut and scored paper in half.  Then, I created the characters to put into the card (to pop up).  I chose 3 fir trees and a raccoon. Traced and measured out the spacing for the images. I cut a thin 1/2inch spacer for the tree and then a thicker one, 1 inch, for the raccoon.  For the raccoon spacer, I made it a bit longer than the tree one...so that the images would be at different spots.

 I think it turned out cute...
 The outside is from a scrap of paw print paper, cut the same dimension as the other paper.  Sentiment says, "Have a WILD time."  I also tore black scrap paper around each word to create a rough looking border....


This was a very fun card.  I plan to make a few more!...

but before I do, I have some digital photos and negatives to get organized.  I plan to upload all my important photos on my external driver...another weekend project...


Ok, now to the fun stuff...BLOG CANDY!
I have THREE prizes for THREE lucky winners (these are in addition to the awesome prizes Jennifer and other bloggers may have lined up!!):
For intricate cuts, nothing beats CutterBee scissors...I use mine all the time, and now you can, too!

A brand new Creative Memories Deco File...just like the one I used to sort my scraps!
$10 Michael's Gift Card

I will be posting on both days of the hop (Saturday and Sunday). To qualify for these 3 prizes, please visit my posts on both days, become a follower, and leave me comments on both posts with a way to contact you if you win. I will use Random.org to choose the winners. If you are one of many frustrated bloggers, who cannot seem to leave comments..please send me an email (tuttletime_cm at yahoo dot com). I'll add your comment (based on the time of your email) to the list of comments here. :)

Please be sure to follow the rules to the other blogs to qualify for their prizes. Be sure to visit all the blogs & leave comments, as there will be a grand prize, a $50 credit to the Designs on Cloud 9 store, http://www.designsoncloud9.com​/ sponsored by Michelle of Designs on Cloud 9. To win the grand prize, you must comment on and become a follower of all the blogs.

If you get turned around, below is the line up...
‎1 Jennifer www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com
2 Beth http://elizabethspapercreation​s.blogspot.com/
3 Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.bl​ogspot.com/
4 Jackie http://jackrabbitscrappin.blog​spot.com/
5 Kerry http://kerryscraftycardsandcut​s.blogspot.com/
6 Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com​/
7 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofs​crapping.blogspot.com/
8 Gina http://californiascrappin-gcin​derella21.blogspot.com/
9 Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​pot.com/
10 Angie http://atuttletime.blogspot.co​m/
11 Brynn http://www.flairandfrillscreat​ivity.blogspot.com/
12 Crazy about cricut http://www.crazyaboutcricut.bl​ogspot.com/
13 Kim http://rickettscricuts.blogspo​t.com/
14 Linn http://linnsscrapshack.blogspo​t.com/
15 Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.c​om/
16 Laverne http://acraftershaven.blogspot​.com/
17 Scraps to treasure http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​t.com/
18 vintage heartfelt designs http://www.vintageheartfeltdes​igns.blogspot.com/
19 Susan http://www.susanascorner.blogs​pot.com/
20 Nadia http://www.nadiasbeautifulmess​.blogspot.com/
21 Lezlye www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
22 Just a Pac Rat http://circlebenterprises.blog​spot.com/
23 Georgianna http://www.carsonscricutcreati​ons.blogspot.com/
24 Christine http://chrisscreations.blogspo​t.com/
25 Michelle http://www.designsoncloud9.blo​gspot.com/
26 Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.c​om/
27 Rosa http://www.for-micaela.blogspo​t.com/
28 Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot​.com/
29 Nancy http://blog.fancywithnancy.com​/
30 Lisa http://www.craftycardgallery.b​logspot.com/2011/07/scraps-blo​g-hop-final-stop-day-1.html


THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY! NOW GET TO CRAFTIN'! :)

Blogger is broken

I don't know why but my list of followers is not popping up...and a number of other glitches seem to be cropping up.  Inconvenient when you are in a blop hop...Sorry!!!

Scraps Blog Hop - Day 1

Hi and Welcome to Day 1, STOP# 10 of the Scraps Blog Hop!

You are in for an amazing line up!  If you came from Lisa's blog: http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​pot.com/, you are hopping in the right direction.  If you just popped by on my blog, you really should start from the beginning of the hop and be sure to leave comments along the way to qualify for some amazing blog candy!  Our fabulous hostess, Jennifer (http://craftcardgallery.blogspot.com) came up with a great hop and some great prizes.  Also some of us bloggers have "blog candy," too..so you have chances to win even more stuff....so read on and hop along for inspiration and fun!!

If you use a Cricut like I do, then you have scraps.  It just comes with the territory...
About a month or so ago, I became extremely frustrated with the state of my crap scrap pile... I found I wasted more paper, because I just didn't want to sift through the stash to find the color that I needed.
My solution:  Sort scraps by color and put them into a deco-file (Mine is from Creative Memories).  It took me a couple hours, but it was well worth it!  Easy to maintain, saves me time, money, and frustration!
The timing for this blog hop was perfect, because now that my scraps were organized...I just needed some motivation to use up some of my scraps!  Well once I started...it was hard to stop....
From scraps...
 To a cool hula card for my niece who is at camp...
 From scraps...
 To a thank card for my neighbor...
From scraps...
 To a card for a friend going through a rough time...
 One day a couple months ago, I found a YouTube video on a "Peek-a-Boo" card.  It was so cute that I decided to make one for my nephew-in-laws wedding....You can use it for any type of card!
 Using tons of my scraps and embellishments that were just sitting around, I created probably the cutest card I've ever made...using the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge.
I love the 3D effect of the card, how it can stand up on it's own, and the interactive feature...The bride and groom stand close to each other, but then you pull the sides out...My sweet daughter wanted to show all of you how it works....
Have fun!!!!

Ok, now to the fun stuff...BLOG CANDY!

I have THREE prizes for THREE lucky winners (these are in addition to the awesome prizes Jennifer and other bloggers may have lined up!!):
For intricate cuts, nothing beats CutterBee scissors...I use mine all the time, and now you can, too!

A brand new Creative Memories Deco File...just like the one I used to sort my scraps!
$10 Michael's Gift Card

I will be posting on both days of the hop (Saturday and Sunday).  To qualify for these 3 prizes, please visit my posts on both days, become a follower, and leave me comments on both posts with a way to contact you if you win.  I will use Random.org to choose the winners.  If you are one of many frustrated bloggers, who cannot seem to leave comments..please send me an email (tuttletime_cm at yahoo dot com).  I'll add your comment (based on the time of your email) to the list of comments here.  :)

Please be sure to follow the rules to the other blogs to qualify for their prizes.  Be sure to visit all the blogs & leave comments, as there will be a grand prize, a $50 credit to the Designs on Cloud 9 store, http://www.designsoncloud9.com​/ sponsored by Michelle of Designs on Cloud 9. To win the grand prize, you must comment on and become a follower of all the blogs.

If you get turned around, below is the line up...
‎1 Jennifer www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com
2 Beth http://elizabethspapercreation​s.blogspot.com/
3 Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.bl​ogspot.com/
4 Jackie http://jackrabbitscrappin.blog​spot.com/
5 Kerry http://kerryscraftycardsandcut​s.blogspot.com/
6 Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com​/
7 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofs​crapping.blogspot.com/
8 Gina http://californiascrappin-gcin​derella21.blogspot.com/
9 Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​pot.com/
10 Angie http://atuttletime.blogspot.co​m/
11 Brynn http://www.flairandfrillscreat​ivity.blogspot.com/
12 Crazy about cricut http://www.crazyaboutcricut.bl​ogspot.com/
13 Kim http://rickettscricuts.blogspo​t.com/
14 Linn http://linnsscrapshack.blogspo​t.com/
15 Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.c​om/
16 Laverne http://acraftershaven.blogspot​.com/
17 Scraps to treasure http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​t.com/
18 vintage heartfelt designs http://www.vintageheartfeltdes​igns.blogspot.com/
19 Susan http://www.susanascorner.blogs​pot.com/
20 Nadia http://www.nadiasbeautifulmess​.blogspot.com/
21 Lezlye www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
22 Just a Pac Rat http://circlebenterprises.blog​spot.com/
23 Georgianna http://www.carsonscricutcreati​ons.blogspot.com/
24 Christine http://chrisscreations.blogspo​t.com/
25 Michelle http://www.designsoncloud9.blo​gspot.com/
26 Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.c​om/
27 Rosa http://www.for-micaela.blogspo​t.com/
28 Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot​.com/
29 Nancy http://blog.fancywithnancy.com​/
30 Lisa http://www.craftycardgallery.b​logspot.com/2011/07/scraps-blo​g-hop-final-stop-day-1.html


THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!  NOW GET TO CRAFTIN'! :)