Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Photos of Noahs Pirate Party Table

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Dessert Table Back Drop for Noah' PArty using JT for center Skull

Patches of Pink Entry

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Patches of Pink Link Up Thursday and Design Team Post

Friends, It has been a while and things have been super crazy around here. Noah just finished school. He graduated to the 5th grade . On the last day of scool he received 3 awards. So proud of him. We did a birthday paty for him almosta month after his birthday .That should tell you how crazy things have been  iusually never wait that long to do his birthday party. But we had no choice this year and he was fine with it.  One of my goals for this year is to become a design team member. But not just for any blog. Picky  iguess.. jsut as the Design Team blog owner should be as well. As I said  Ihave tons of photos to post of his styled party and I will be adding them very soon. This will be the first in my portfolio of parties. I guess  Iwill have to go backwards from his tenth birthday back and the parties  ihave done for others there as well but for right now here is the backdrop for my entry into the design team and link up at Patches of Pink.  Thanks for looking and wish me luck. TFL and  Ican not wait to share the rest of the photos.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Winner for the Kiddos Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends. Just wanted to stop in  at the moment and let you know who the winner of the For the Kiddos blog hop was. I was supposed to do an entire Elmo theme for the week but had some unexpected circumstances. Uhh that would be my rotten back. But not to bore you with all of that. The blog candy winner from the hop is Jessica from Jessica's Craft Shaque. Congrats Jessica. Please email me your addy so I can send out all the goodies for your Elmo cake pops. Not what  Imade. I made cookie pops. Just did nt want anyone to be confused. Yes those cookies looked small in the pic I took with my blackberry but they were  4-5 inches and literally weighed a lb a piece after decorating them. Alrighty. I will be back with more fun news later. So be looking for that. Hope everyone hada wonderful mothers day weekend. I sure did. Congrats Jessica. Your cake pop kit to make Elmo is ready to ship and you will be entered also for the stamp give away on making things pretty blog owned by none other than LAura Cline. She is the one who organized the enitire hop. Have a crafty day ladies. Hugs Stacey

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

For the Kiddos Blog Hop Info

Hi Ladies, stopping in this morning to say a few things. One, Thank you so much for stopping by to comment on the For the Kiddos Blog Hop yesterday. Weren't all the ladies in the hop so very talented. Laura Cline of Making Things Pretty organized the hop and did a great job. She has informed us that for blog candy that Crafty Moms Stamps is offerering a stamp set for hopping along and commenting. A stamp set of your choice. So isn't that a really nice treat.??. I am offering blog candy and will be doing the drawing at weeks end as  I am featuring Elmo all week long because that was my sons birthday them when he turned one and is turning ten this  Sunday. So to be clear I  made cookie pops yesterday that in the picture look quite small but they are not. They are huge and in the picture at the bottom of the post you can see the COOKIE POP Wilton pan I used. It is a 3 inch cookie but ours turned out to be a good 4-5 inches or bigger. I put way too much dough in the form. So about half full will do if you are going to be making the cookies. Do not fill the form to the rim but if you do want hearty cookies like those then feel free to fill it up. I myself would have used a biger stick such as a popsicle stick. With that said when making cookie pops the stick can ruin the integrity of the cookie. So although they held up fine, you have to be really careful and not mess with the cookie stick at all and try not to handle the stick when decorating the cookie. 3. Some people asked what tip I used. it was the grass-hair tip from Wilton. and finally I am making cake pops too this week and that is what I will be offerering as blog candy. The actual ingredients to make the cake pops. Decorations and all. So the popsticks,candy melts in red and the facial decorations ect along with the recipe for making cake pops and technique for making Elmos fur. I think The hop went great and again thanks s to Laura Cline for organizing it although she had so much on her plate ,she did a wonderful job organizing the whole thing Would love to hop with her again. Oh yeah one more thing. If I reach my goal of 220 plus followers this week Elmo's Party cart up for grabs. Havea great day and come back later and check out my Elmo project for the day.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

For the Kiddos Blog Hop

for the Kiddos blog Hop Elmo Cookie Pops. Over 4-5 Inches. Used Red White and Black Butter cream with a grass tip for Elmo's fur. I will be doing Elmo posts all week. I so love this cart and this was my son Noah's first birthday theme He will be ten this weekend. So while I am planning his big boy party I decided that I would take a walk down memory lane and do Elmo posts all week. The pan for these cookies can be found at any place you can find wilton pans and not just for cookies. Last year I used them to mold rice krispie treats to decorate as baseballs with each childs name on it. I think I used a little too much cookie dough.With frosting I beleive the ookies each weigh a good 12-14 oz almost a lb. The cookies turned out huge. Half the amount would have worked fine but my son thinks that the size is perfect. Bigger cookie more frosting yummm. Thanks for looking. I will post cake pops too this week .My blog candy for the week all though this is a one day hop will be everything you need to make Elmo cake pops. Not cookie pops but cake pops so do not forget to leave your comments today and this week. Oh and do not forget to follow for a chance at winning. All the ladies in the line up are so talented.  I will be using the Elmos Party Cart the rest of the week as well as posting pics of Nohs first birthday party featuring Elmo. Hmm maybe  ishould throw in an Elmo's Party cart too if the people who top in follow and comment. I love throwing in a surprise. It hasgot to be one of my new favorite carts of all time and fun to use with Imagine too.

PLEASE SEE PREVIOUS POST BELOW FOR THE LINE UP. You will see where you are in the line up of all the talented ladies on this hop. Please if you get lost  there is a marker where my post is inthe line up you can figure it out from there. check out the next in line below where it says you are here. Have fun ladies.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Winner

Hello crafty friends. I just wanted to stop in and let you know who the  winner is of the part of the contest for just being a follower. That sweet crafty lady would be none other than Deanna Cope Garner herslef. Did you all know that she is the most awesome creater of the Ukrainian egg art known as Pysanky? She is an awesome designer and her creativity is not limited to just that. She is an awesome papercrafter too. Congrats to you Deanna .Deanna  send me your addy so I can get your powders out to you. Thanks so much to you and the rest of you for all your help. Best day and Blessings Stacey

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thanks and Technical Difficulties

Hello bloggy crafty friends. You all are so awesome for all the hard work and help sending new followers my way to my blog. Wow I almost did not think I was going to make it but with friends like you what was  I thinking?   You all worked so hard to get new viewers to my blog . I wish  I could give something to each of you.  Hey maybe one day right??? I have all these new followers now and am so excited. Most or some of you know my content will be changing and I am so hapy about that. There is not much content  and some know why and some of you do not. My blog is really new. Well really since mid February of this year. I have made some things and posted only a few picks of them. I have so much more to post. I will post them before the blog changes direction. This last year and the time I have spent recouping has almost been a blessing. It has really made me take stock and really really realize where my passions lie. God, my two favorite men(hubby and my lil Noah) Not so lil anymore he is having a big milestone birthday in May.Where does the time go? I feel like he was just born. Well most daysLOL!!!!!

 Well on to the contest. The contest rules were to just follow. All you had to do to win was follow. For more chances at winning you had the opportunity to link the contest on your blog or on fb or send some people my way for more chances to win. Pretty simple . Well Cricut Chick and Paula QuickDriver pretty much tied for first place. My intentions were to give out two prizes but like I stated  Iwish I could give to all of you. So Cricut Chick and Paula know whats coming their way. CCis getting Pearl ex powders and chose a Pooh Font Cart from Custom Crops. Paula is receiving Pearl ex powders and a stamp set of her choice from Sarah Pink Cricut's line of stamps PBD. For the random follower they will recieve also a set of  pearl ex pigments and random .org is acting crazy wonky on my blog. So that is why WE do not have the winner of that portion of the contest. As mentioned I stated  I was going to give the most refferal person the two items and the random follower a set of the powders but  I had so many that helped out and the two ladies tied I felt it only fair to give to both o them. I did mention when  I extended the contest an extra 12 hrs that there would be a surprise in store and that surprise was a cart and that is what Cricut Chick chose instead of a stamp set. So you never know what you might get when  I run a follower contest. Easy peasy kind of contest .Just by being a follower you havea chance of winning and referring and having your referrals comment who sent  them helps me chose the winner. For the follower that will receive the other set of Pearl ex pigments thanks for your patience on the random .org and I should have it in place by Wed. Thanks for a great contest and  I hope that you will continue to stick around as we get ready to start the content change .Chat with you all tomorrow. Night Night. Stacey

Winners ,well one of them so far

Yeah Yeah Yeah, We did it. Thanks so much for coming on over . At least you all know I exsist even though I do not have to many projects up on my blog you came on over and showed the support. I so appreciate all of you for becoming followers and for referring others to come to my site. We even passed the 150 mark and Im so very excited. Well I will make this short because I know how you all just love reading my 10 minute stories. For the referral part of the contest Cricut Chick came in first place. Now for the other winner who is being drawn the app for that on my blog is being very testy, So I will have to give you the answer to the other winner well later today since it is almost 2 am. CricutChick and the other winner will win Pearl ex powders and Cricut Chick also gets a second sweet surprise and she already knows what that is.  So yeah to you for making this so great for me. I hope that all of you will come back to see who the other winner is and also visit often as we have some great fun planned. Thanks again for making this happen and for making it fun. Hugs,Stacey

Monday, April 18, 2011

Woot We made it!!!! You did it!!!

Thank you so much for all your support in helping me reach my goal. You all did it. And it really shows how supportive we can be of one another. I know some of you have a huge competetive streak in you and there is nothing wrong with a woman who goes after what she wants and who helps others reach their goals as they try to reach a goal themselves. 160 as  I count right now Paula, CricutChick,Gloria,and Deanna,  in no certain order are in the running for the referral contest portion that will have a stamp set of your choice.Well now not  that  I am not happy that I reached 150 ,in fact I am super excited how you all pulled through for me and knowing that  I do not have much content on my site with my blog still being fairly new. There are a few reasons for that as I explained in an earler post this month. I am going to be changing my content up and have been talking and networking with some great peeps in the biz. They have all been so receptive to my ideas and  I can not wait to share everything  I will be doing with all of you. We have some big supporters for what  I will be rolling out and while dusting off the shelves and getting ready for the new stage of my blog.Which will be bigger and better,  I appreciate the patience. SO with that said Why not shoot for more followers. What can  I do to sweeten the pot???A cart Of choice hmmm??  Maybe another stamp set from one of your favorite companies hmm. O.k this will be a surprise and a good  one .Jeanne Siegal I have not forgotten about you. Got your email and your zip So you prize is on its way from the Feb contest. Sorry about the delay but you and I kept crossong paths with emails and we are straight now.  I think you will love your prize girl. So I will end the referral contest portion since you lil crafty gals are so good at a lil competition  I will let it go till tomorrow. Isnt it worth another stamp set or a cart?? Who knows what will be thrown in but itwill be good you know it!!!!!  Im ending it at noon just to give some of those who lined their blogs a chance to get some more referrals. i am limiting it though to those who already have theur blogs linked but not limiting the people who are referring if the ydo not have blogs.  ihope this makes  sense as  ialready have the names of those in the lead as posted above so it will not affect those in a bad way only betters your chance ie. CricutChick  That is just an example and does not mean that is who has won but used as an example. So if you started referring like she did then keep it going and at noon it stops. Again it just gives you extra chances. Its a close tie ladies. BigBigBig hugs for all your help. Oh and anothersweet prize becasaue the pot just got sweeter. You will have to stand by for the news. You will like the extra prize of choice on this one.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Show me some  love .Keep it coming ladies 22 more and we will have 2 winners.  Thanks Ends tonight!!!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sweetening the pot

Hey ladies and crafty friens. You all know Sarah at Pink By Design who has the snazziest stamp set going these days in the crafty world. IMO. Well I have decided to add that to the pot. For the person who has the most referrals to my site I will throw in a set of her stamps limited to 20 bucks or under and its your choice of what stamps you want not what I want you to have. So hows that for sweetening the deal????? Well start reffering and make sure you let your followers know to comment under the 150 follower post after  they FOLLOW on Google to let me know who sent them over. Contest ends tomorrow. If we do not reach 150 by tomorrow evening then I will not be sweetening the pot with Sarah's Stamps. Might have to get them for myself  or another reason. But send them on over. Please remember that my blog is new and that ther eis not much in the way of content. The content will be changing soon. I can not wait for all of you to see it. SO while we are dusting offthe shelves for the new content unveiling how about a 150 follower giveaway .You are automatically enetered jsut by already being a follower. There will be 2 sets of prizes as mentioned in the previous post 150 follower giveaway.

Friday, April 15, 2011

150 follower give away read all of the post as well as make sure to follow

Ok ladies we are alomst there to the 150 mark. I can not count all of the followings between the two follower apps. Some of you are on the Networked  following through Fb and also follow through the regular follower group. So  I will have to go through and see who is following through both to make sure  everyone has a chance at winning. If you are following through Networked blogs, thank you. If you are following both ways, thanks again. I so appreciate all the support. One think is though that through the random generator I believe if not mistaken that it will only generate the followers amnd comments through  the google following. So please please make sure you are following through the google follower as well and not just through networked blogs. It would make it a lot easier on the generating of the random pic for the two pearl ex prize give aways. Hereis a pick of what you might win. They are so very versitile and if you gototheir site you can see all the wonderful crafting you can do with these pigments. A little goes a long way. Glimmer mist ,mix with clear embossing pwder to get any color you desire, use for stamping,polymer clay to name a few. The list is endless. Ok two ways to win. 1. just follow through the google button to the left and subscribe. If you are already a follower than you are good. 2. you have lots of extra chances at winning by referring your friends to follow. Thhey must follow and also comment on who sent them to give you credit. The more referrals you have the better chance. Godd chance of winning with referrals since  Iam only shooting for 150. Would love more and if that happen great. If not  I would just love to hand out these prizes to thos that do follow and subscribe as well as reffer. You may also have anothe rchance if you post on your blog and link back or via fb. Alright ladies you have showed me so much support already. Can you help me meeet my goal?? The contest closes Sunday but may stretch to Monday . Though would love it to happen Sunday. Thanks again and keep sending your friends on over. We have some big things planned for this site. I so can not waitto share it all with you.  Thank you for stopping by to my very  very new blog that  Istarted blogging on in mid Feb of this yr as it was the one yr anniversary of my double and Im a survivor one yr yipppeee.
Jacquard Alvin JAC0613 Prl-ex 12pk(3gm Bottles)ser 2Jacquard Pearl-Ex Pigment Kits Series 1-12 pc

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

OMG thanks for the Love

Thank you so much everyone its getting close.Lets make this happen only 39 to go at this pointwith two sets of pearl ex up for grab. If you are not sure on the rules jsutreadthe post150 follower give away. Thaanks for all your help and I I hope to see tht number grow by Sunday. Yipppeee. Stacey

Monday, April 11, 2011

a little something I made

A super simple understated notecard and matching gift tag.


150 plus follower giveaway!!!!!

Alright ladies  I have spent the last month recouping from some personal stuff and also networking with some pople while away from my blog. I have two new sponsors on my right hand side bar who have some pretty nice stuff too for my crfty friends. First  I want to say about Fairy Cut and Universal Scrapbooking that they are both software companies. While Fairy Cut dotes that you can make your own carts for all your die cutting machines. That is just the tip of the iceberg with them. They have so much to offer with theier software besides cutting, the possibilities are endless in all kinds of crafting. They have an SVG feauture and so much more. You can make templates for rhinestnes and to top it off on their software they have bazzil cardstock for all your scrapping needs as well a rhinestone sizes for the artwork in their library so you can get that perfect template for all your blinged out items. They also have a free hand draw tool and otions for sewers and needle work crafting.The list goes on and on. Universal has a library of art work too that you can use with all ofyour cutters and do digital scrapbooking as well as other crafting. The unique thing with Universal is that if you are an artist who manipulates your images or even creates you own images they will let you download it to their library and give you credits for their art work which they call logos. That is how you purchase your art work through them with credits. So I will be giving or they have so graciously offered to give credit cards to their site too once a month to one of my bloggy followers as well as Fairy Cut has offered a software package a month in a drawing for one of my followers. So go check them out to the right. It wll take you straight to their page. On another note I would like to reah my goal of 150 followers by the end of the week. For that  I am giving away a super special grab bag of goodies in a drawing when  I reach my goal.  All you have to do to join in on the fun is either become a follower and subscriber for one  chance to win. For a second chance to win blog about it and link back to my page and for a third chance to win put it up on your status or talk about it on facebook. That is all pretty easy peasy. Thanks to all of you that continue to follow me and for being patient with me and my blog as  I get this show on the road. Oh one more way you can win is to comment on this post and tell me who sent you .The person who has the most referrals will also win a fun grab bag of goodies as well. So get statred and see if you will be the winner. The follower contest closes on Sunday and I may exctend it to Monday as I am getting started late with this post. Have a scrappyweek my friends

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Liebster Blog Award Yeah!!!!!!!

Hello Crafty friends  Iknow it has been a while since  Ihave created anything to put up on my blog. But right now  Iwant to announce that  Iwas schosen by three people for the Liebster Blog Award. I was Chosen by Deb,Monica and Donna. Thank you so much for handing this award out to me and I am honoredto be oneof your scrappy pals. You are supposed to pass this award onto other bloggers who havea following of 300 or less to get their blog recognized.  Iam sorry that when I was awarded these awards by these three great ladies that Iwas also very busy with personal stuff and some of the people I had origionally chosen are now past the 300 mark. I still feel the need to give this award to them as promised already. They are all very deserving and creative ladies.  for this award you are to also recognize and link back to the person who honored you with this award as well as pass it on to 3-5 people that you feel are deserving. I was awarded this award 3 times in one week so  ifelt it only fair to pick at least 3 or more for each peson that selected me. Also you must copy and paste this award on your sit for everyone to see that you are a Liebster Blog Award winner. congrats to all and again thanks to the ladies who chose me.So here is the list in no particular order.
Jeanne -thecricutcorner    Claire-kleirrskreation      Monica-scraps2treasure
Brandi -learningthecricut  Janie-TypicalScrapbooker Paula-scrapyourworld1            
Stacey- creatingacraftylifeDianne-diannesscrappycreations Rosy sweetdelightpapernmore  Deanna- deannascreations                
Alright so there you go ladies. 11 great creative ladies that were promised thisa month ago in my notes on fb such creative ladies. Dont forgetto pass it on and link back to who you recieved this award from. Thanks for your patience again.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hello my crafty friends

Paula QuickDriver and  I are cooking up some big things for the spring like videos ,contests and a ustream .I hope you all will stick around for some big fun we have lots planned with the help of some sponsors and some goodies of our own this should be big fun. Hope to see you all there and welcome all my new followers to my my blog. I love seeing your faces and hope to hop on over and check you out too. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Saturday.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ive been MIA and changes

Hello my lovely, bloggy, scrappy friends. I have been MIA the last few weeks. So many people have emailed to see why and I can only say it has been super duper busy around here. I have had some sick people in my house , spoken with some of my fellow crafters about expanding some of my ideas on what I want to incorperate into my blog and have been planning with a new frien on some super cool fun stuff. Paula Quick Driver lives about an hour from me. She is quite the crafty girl.  We have spoken via fb email and phone and are trying to make plan together to have a ustream and do some videos.  I'm so very excited about that.  So many things to talk about.
 I have an idea for my blog that I'm am wanting to try out. I want to have a theme  for each day of the week or certain days of the week and feature different ideas.  Such as using the Cricut Cake for cake and cookie decorating one day. Matching party decor and invite the next day. Throw in a challenge on another day and so on. I have had people asking me to do lots of party stuff for them and I am so flattered.  I just love a fun birthdya party.  I love the coordinaing the planning ,the cake the food the fun and most especially all the little details that make it all come together.  So I think instead of this just being a place to share all things crafts  I would really love to bring some party fun to this blog. I will be posting pics soon of past parties and also things I think would make fora great theme.  I would love for you to share your ideas and what has and has not worked for you in the past.  So heres to partying and papercrafting.  I so hope you all will continue to enjoy .

Monday, February 21, 2011

The correct answers ,Doodlecharms and Celebrations

Hapy Monday everyone.  Did you have agreat weekend?  Is it still cold where you are living?  We here in NC have had beautiful weather since right around Valentines Day.  Wonder if that weather is going to stick around.  It brings to mind that I need to get off my rear  and do a little working out. As Spring approaches it always reminds you, well at least me that  I need to get moving.  Time to start taking out the spring clothing that you have packed up for the Fall and winter seasons.  A little more skin will be showing and  that means tone up for me.

Let's see what else can we talk about?  The dog is fed. Yeah ,Noah is in School.  No day off for him like the other children.  Are your kids off for President's Day?  HMMMMM  Oh yeah do you want to know who won the challenge/contest?  O.K. that is what we will talk about!!!!!!

Because  I was not clear on where to post your answers and you can understand why that would have caused an issue  I will be giving another surprise to someone who entered the contest.  So for the answer of the cuts  I used on my lady bug card  Alura wins DOODLECHARMS CART.  For  the  super secret surprise the winner is #4 Jeanne Seigal.  If you ladies will contact me via fb  with a way to send your prizes I would be ever so happy to send them to you.  To everyone else your creations were beautiful and I so appreciate your time ,effort and support in joining in on the fun.  Hugs, Stacey  BTW There will still be a surprise for the 150 followers wich will be chosen randomly so it will be totally fair for the person who wins.  we are Almost there.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I feel so blessed

So  Isee you all have been very, very busy making cards and projects and wow, the competition is great.  All very talented crafters .  The submissions so far have been so outstanding .  It is not quite quitting time so you still have a chance to put in your card and your answers to the question.  Well I feel so blessed to have come as far as I have this week.  Not just because the amount of follwers that I got ut because of the quality of the people who became followers this week.   I have made some new friends, chatted with older friends and even got some phone calls from some new followers.  At first  I was so set on getting those 150 people to my blog.  Then I realized it was not so important to have that many people at once.  It would have been nice but I am so happy with the blessings I have been blessed with this week.  This contest and this week ,a very special week as some of you may know, has really taught me so much.  One thing that comes to mind is that it is important to stay connected with the following you do have.   I do owe some of you an email.  I am trying to get this blogging thing down.   I will be in contact with you all,so please do not feel neglected.  You all are what makes this site so much fun and I want it to be a fun place where you can come and share your creations whether there is achallenge or not.   With all of that said all of you have really made me feel special and blessed by chosing to follow me when you could have not .  I am going to announce the winner/s tomorrow. Even though I did not reach the 150, there will be another surprise besides the DOODLECHARMS Cartridge.  So keep scrappin those cards you still have time to get them in before midnight.  Thanks again and heres to a rockin week here at I'm in Love with a Bug

I am so SUPER excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello friends, I am so super excited for a few reasons.  Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday.  What is everyone up to today?  Are getting your scraprooms organized ,hanging with the family or just getting caught up on come of your crafting projects?
  Well I can tell you I am so excited to see so many people coming by to visit my page.  I am super excited that in just a short time this week I have gained so many new scrapping friends.  Your cards and creations are gorgeous and I am so super excited that you all are putting up your guesses for  answering the question .  Where did my two cuts come from on my lady bug card.  As you can see I extended the date for the 150 followers .  I did not get my linking tool up as fast as I wanted to because I could not decide on which product I wanted to go with.
You still have time to enter the card challenge.  That ends this evening.  Because I was not clear on where to put your answer and why that would cause issues there will be another prize.  So that makes 3 total prizes.

So you want to know what my other reason is for being so super excited?  Well I was given a blog award. Yeah I am so honored to have been chosen.  The details of that award are not up yet.  But I only feel it is appropriate to accept the award because of all the hard work Kari of KariandCo. did on my site.  Her banner is at the bottom of my page if anyone is interested in having a blog or web page done.  So with all that said ,please continue to stop by,follow and subscribe as  I have to go do some shopping for another sweet surprise.  Ta Tah.  What would you like to see as a prize given away on my Site?  Best, The Bug Lover

Friday, February 18, 2011

I am changing end date For DOODLECHARMS Give away

Hello friend, in all fairness since I  did not chose my linking tool  until Wednesday of this week, I am changing the end date for the pink,green and black card challenge until Sun evening.  You may use any cartridge you like and if you have none,just use the color challenge.   I want to make it fair for everyone.  Also can you guess what wo cuts  I used to make my ladybug card?  The person who makes a card and makes a correct guess wins a brand new DOODLECHARMS.  If  I make it to my goal of 150 followers by Sunday I have a super sweet secret surpise for that too. some join in on the fun.  I hope to see your creations all over the page.  Thanks for stopping by and following.

Oh how I just love my new blog and the special person who created it!!!!

I must say that I am loving my new blog and Kari of KariandCo. in Dallas ,Texas.  She is amazing at what she does and I am forever grateful for all her hard work and dedication in developing this place where I can come and share my LOVE of all things crafts.  What a wonderful platform in which to share the thing you love to do most.  It has been wonderful therapy for me this past year.  Some of you know why and I will leave it at that.  Kari girl you rock. Check her out. Her banner is at the bottom of my page.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

DoodleCharms Clarifications - And - Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone - I am glad to see your stopping by to see my posts from yesterday.

To be clear on some things, I am going to restate some things because there is a little confusion.  I am known for causing confusion... but not on purpose. Please forgive me if I have confused you.

I officially started blogging YESTERDAY and since the Valentine's holiday was coming up - and this past weekend marked a very special day in my life (some of you know what that is, and for now, I will keep it at that...) I decided to do a contest in honor of all those things.

For the contest I am giving away a DoodleCharms Cartridge for the Cricut.

To enter the contest, you must:

1: Guess the two cuts I used for the card posted with the lady bug on it. The two cuts are the lady bug and the green layer under the ladybug. What cart/s did those cuts come from? Post the answer in the comment section below.

2: Then, make a card using pink, green and black. You do not have to own a Cricut machine to make your card and if you do own a Cricut, you can use any cart you wish as long as you use the stated colors. Upload a picture of your creation below!

3: Then, become a follower and subscribe to my blog!

There will also be a second prize if I meet my goal of 150 followers by Friday of this week.

Good luck - and thank you so much for participating. I really hope everyone has fun playing along.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Great Valentine's Day

I so hope that everyone had a nice day or evening with the ones they love yesterday. I had a nice dinner with my son and hubby.

My little boy tried lobster for the fist time. Quite surprising when he piped up and said he would like a lobster tail. I must say - there were no faces or complaints while he was eating it. He did a good job.

I received a few emails about Mr. Linky not being up - and although I had planned to get him up yesterday - it did not happen. I'll get him up so that I can see all of your wonderful cards and creations.

You have until Friday of this week, and I'll draw based on the correct answers and also - a second prize for making it to 150 followers. All of the instructions are in my February posts. You can find the button for those on the lower left area of my page.

I thank everyone for being patient - as I am adding new things to my page/blog daily. I didn't realize how technically challenged I really was. Here's to learning new things.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Card Used In DoodleCharms Giveaway

My First Giveaway

Hello my friends yes my first official post. I thought in honor of the holiday coming up I would a give away. It wil be a DOODLECHARMS CARTRIDGE. O.K for the giveaway, You must figure out what cuts I used and what cart or carts I used. Make a card using pink,green,and black. Leave a link to your card and comment on this post. I will post my card later so that will give you a head start on making your card. Good luck everyone. Oh yeah, dont forge to subscribe and become a follower.  I have lots in store for this month.  Blog candy and posts of things I have made to put up icluding how to videos.  Please, if you have a blog and you would like for me to check it out and follow,do not forget to leave that with either the link to your card, email me or follow me so I can follow you.  Again Good luck to everyone.  I would love to have at least 150 followers by Friday of this week when I draw for the DOODLECHARMS cart.  If I can get 150 followers I will give out a 2nd prize.  That one will be a secret.  For that prize you will not have to make a card, guess what cuts from the cart/s I used but just leave a comment under this post and become a follower and subscribe . I would though love to see a lot of cards with this color challenge.  If you do not own a machine to die cut, you may still enter the card challenge using the colors stated.  You may also use any cart for this color challenge if you do own a machine.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Bug Lover's PARADISE

Have we hit a jackpot of an online store for us crafty gals - CricutMachine.com!  Whether you are using the Cricut Cake to make beautifully adorned baked goodness, or one of the other Cricut machines for scrapbooking and other crafts - such as the Cricut Expression, or perhaps - you already have your machine but need Cricut accessories or Cricut cartridges for your machine - this online store HAS IT. And - most importantly - has fantastic service, a huge selection - and it's all in one place.

They are also very active in the social networking circles - such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They even have how-to videos and new product insight like the video below.

If you're a crafter - and you need an online source for all things Cricut - look no further than CricutMachine.com!