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Friday, April 29, 2011

TALL CARDS ALL AROUND

Card# 140
Card# 141
Card # 142

Card# 143

Card# 144
Card# 145
Fun TALL cards today!
SIMPLY CHARMED
Tree1 page 55 cut @ 3 3/4"

Love Bugs page 31 cut @ 2"

"JUST BECAUSE" CARDS
Apple (real dial size) page 46 cut @ 3/4"

Sentiment printed using PRINT ARTIST software.

TALL Cards are 9" x 8" and scored @ 4".
TALL Cards fit in Business Size envelopes.
Solid papers from various Recollections packs.
Card Bases from DCWV BABY BOY STACK.

Have a fun day! More TALL cards coming in MAY!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Paper Playtime's April Digi Monday!

Card #137
On my challenge blog, Paper Playtime, we posted April's Digi Monday challenge today! The theme is FRIENDS. Make any PAPER project with either a Digi or Stamped ... Image or Sentiment. Easy Peasy! Here is one of the cards I made for this challenge.  The image is from PINK CAT STUDIO, one of our sponsors, and came pre-colored.  I love using pre-colored images!  Card base and image mat are papers from K & Company "Simply Sweet" stack.
Ribbon & *Buttons from stash.

Card #138
This digi is from BUGABOO STAMPS
My tall card is 9" x 8" and scored @ 4" using K & Company "Snuggle Bug" papers.
Image colored with Inkadinkado chalks.
Sentiment on front and tag printed from computer using Aundee BTN @ 10pts.
Tag from K & Company Assorted Tag Pad.
Button & Hemp from stash.

Card #139
Another FRIENDS card made with BUGABOO STAMPS.
Aren't these guys just so sweet?!
Papers are from DCWV All About Boys.


Digi image colored with Inkadinkadoo chalks.
This is an A2 size card. the front cover is scored and folded down the middle. The inside insert is raised up with foam tape which allows the cover to stay open pushed against it.

Come hop over and play with us!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Disney Easter Blog Hop

Card #136
Welcome to our DISNEY EASTER BLOG HOP!
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If you have arrived here from Glora's Crafts then you are in the right place. Otherwise, start at Simply Cricutting's blog.

A2 size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Card base blue gingham from Recollections
Papers used for this card are The Paper Studio, Fairytale Princess


and K & Company's Simply Sweet
"Happy Easter" printed from computer using Candara font @ 22pts
Cricut Cartridge MICKEY & FRIENDS, Minnie page 92 cut @ 3"


Cricut Cartridge CREATE A CRITTER, Easter Basket page 26 cut @ 2"


Cricut Cartridge A CHILD'S YEAR, Easter Eggs page 33 cut @ 1/2" and 1"


Cricut Cartridge CREATE A CRITTER, Grass page 64 cut @ 1", 1 1/4", and 1 1/2"


There is a grand prize drawing for the hop, but you have to make sure you leave a comment on all the stops along the way to qualify.

Your next stop is Lauren's Creative.
Happy Easter!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CCC #71 MOTHER'S DAY CARD

Welcome to CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE #71! This week Mary has asked all of us on Design Team #2 to make a Mother's Day Card using any cartridges and colors we like.  I love that kind of freedom to create, don't you?
Card #132, 133, 134, 135
All solid colors are Stampin' Up or Recollections papers. Gingham background is Recollections paper cut @ 4" x 5 1/4".  Sentiment mat cut @ 3 3/4" x 1". Sentiment printed onto white paper 3 3/8" x 3/4" from computer using Brock Script. Capitol letters are @ 26 pts. Small letters are @ 22 pts. Cricut cartridge SIMPLY CHARMED for tulip page 38 cut @ 3 1/2" with Shadow feature too.  I was having withdrawals not adding a button to the outside, but I thought it really didn't need anything else added.  OCD kicked in and I had to add one to the inside. LOL I made 4 of these simple cards. I'm really pleased with how they came out. 


Hop over to CCC and play along with us! We can't wait to see what you create for your Mother's Day card. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CHALLENGES, HOPS, & EVENTS COMING UP...

Hey, guys!  I'll be taking a little break from blogging over the next couple of weeks.  Lots of family stuff going on here and traveling and moving to another state.  I do have some SCHEDULED Posts ready to go and BLOG HOPS too, so don't forget to check in once in a while even though I won't be back to a regular blog posting schedule for a couple weeks.

Wednesdays is CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE days.  Be sure and check out all of the Design Team's cards and play along with us.

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This Saturday, 23rd, I'm posting with the DISNEY EASTER BLOG HOP that start's @ Monica's blog. Don't forget to hop along with us there. Monica has a great grand prize for that.



Fridays is FLAUNT IT FRIDAYS challenges. We would love for you to enter a Cricut creation with these challenges.
Grab Our Button
Monday, 25th is my challenge blog's PAPER PLAYTIME DIGI MONDAY challenge. Skip over there and see what all the Design Team has created and check out all the many, many prizes to be given away to several winners of that challenge.  Don't forget, you can use any digital image or greeting OR stamped image or greeting.

I'm sure there's more crafy goodness going on, but I can't think right now.  Have a fun week everyone! Check back tomorrow for my Cricut Cardz Challenge card and link to the challenge so you can play along too!

Monday, April 18, 2011

HOP WINNER & CUTTLEBUG CHALLENGE WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who hopped along on our HANGING WITH MY PEEPS Blog Hop! Weren't all the projects fantastic? The winner of my blog hop candy is...

#76 comment which is Trisha @ Trisha Creates & More


Congratulations, Trisha! Please email me at northrose at slowar dot com your USA mailing address and I'll get your prize right out to you.

The winner of my Cuttlebug Challenge is...


Congratulations, Deanna! Please email me at northrose at slowar dot com with your USA shipping address so I can get your prize right out in the mail to you!

Enjoy your Monday!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Help Fight MS! $1.00 Donation Request

If you are looking for the HANGING WITH MY PEEPS blog hop, CLICK HERE.

My husband, Tom, is participating in the BP MS 150 Bike Event this weekend. They will end up pedaling from Houston to Austin, Texas divided up between Houston to La Grange on Saturday (today) and La Grange to Austin tomorrow.



 
 Okay, so BonBon wasn't really a rider, she was just helping her daddy hold his bike after today's event was completed.
 
Tomorrow is the final day of the event. Please pray for safety for all the riders. I know there were at least 2 injuries for cyclists that involved an ambulance and critical care.  With such a large crowd of bikers on the roads, you don't want crashes to happen, but sometimes they do.

Tom did GREAT today! We are so proud of him!!

I want to ask all my crafting buddies, followers, friends, etc, to please donate $1 toward this cause. Just think how fast those one dollars would add up if a handful of you donated. Now, don't feel pressured. Sometimes even $1 is hard to come by, and I totally understand that.  I love you all whether you donate or not. If you would like to donate a dollar, here is the link that will give Tom credit for your donation toward his goal:
https://secure3.convio.net/nmss/site/Donation2?idb=961112045&df_id=32859&32859.donation=form1&FR_ID=15941&PROXY_ID=9031525&PROXY_TYPE=20
Thank you in advance!
Smiles!

Friday, April 15, 2011

HANGING WITH MY PEEPS BLOG HOP!


So glad you decided to HANG with us in our HANGING WITH OUR PEEPS BLOG HOP!
If you have arrived here from Amber's blog STAYING CRAFTY, you are on the right path. If not, start at the beginning by CLICKING HERE.

Card #131

Here's my PEEPS card. These bunnies were cut from DOODLECHARMS using glitter cardstock.  I drew on the noses and whiskers and added some Googlie Eyes. :)  Card base is cardstock from K & Company Simply Sweet.
Who wants BLOG CANDY?!


My blog candy is an assortment of PEEPS, some green ribbon, a handful of googlie eyes, some square paperclip embellies, an A2 size cardbase and a snippet of green cardstock too.  Oh, and a purple button that's not pictured above.  To qualify to win these goodies, all you have to do is LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST and HAVE A USA SHIPPING ADDRESS.  That's it!

Your next stop is Kyle @ The Green Cricut.
Thanks for HANGING WITH US!

Monday, April 11, 2011

TODAY IS BONNIE'S BIRTHDAY!

Card #130
Today is Bonnie's 17th Birthday! Yeah!!
Many of you know that Bonnie is our Special Needs child. She is always happy, smiles a lot, and loves to shake hands with everyone - even people in line behind us at the grocery store. LOL  She doesn't walk exactly like you may expect, her speech is a language all her own (with words thrown in every now and then that you can recognize), and she's just absolutely PRECIOUS.  And to think when I was pregnant, the doctor sat me down and said, "There's something wrong with the baby. We don't know what. We won't know the extent of the problem until the baby is born. I have information here I can give you to speak to someone if you are interested in getting an abortion."  WHAT?!  Oh my gosh. Who in this world is NORMAL anyway?  

Bonnie is such a tremendous blessing to us. We are so proud of her and so thankful that she is a part of our family.

Some of my friends mailed her birthday cards. We have been saving them up for her to open tonight when we go out to eat for her birthday. She is so excited she has all this mail!


The crown she is wearing was cut from the Cricut cartridge ONCE UPON A PRINCESS @ 4" 3 times and overlapped to fit her head perfectly. I added some huge *rhinestones all around it. She loves her Princess Crown.


Her crown, birthday card, and envelope were all made with this same cartridge and all papers (except solid papers which are from Recollections) are from Hobby Lobby's "Fairytale Princess" cardstock glitter pack.


Her 6" x 6" square birthday card was made using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. Start with 12" x 6" cardstock and score @ 6" for square card.


Birthday cake from page 74 cut @ 5" including Shadow feature.
Yes, I'm going Cuttlebug crazy!
Cuttlebug embossing folders used:
Cake - Window Panes 
Frosting - Flowers
Candles - Pajama Stripes


Happy Birthday phrase on page 74 also cut @ 2 1/2" including Shadow feature.
PK-531 Simple Sallies Assortment Faces from Peachy Keen stamps used on Happy Birthday phrase.

Martha Stewart Scoring Board measurements for envelope.
Start with 10" x 10" cardstock
Score A lines (diagonal sides) @ 3 3/4"
Score B lines (diagonal top and bottom) @ 3 3/4"



I've added this card to her stack for her to open tonight.  Yes, I'm sure we'll be taking lots of pictures.  For all of you who mailed Bonnie a card, THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH! It means a lot to me that I have friends like you who are so sweet.

If it's your birthday today too, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
If it's not your birthday today, then HAPPY UN-BIRTHDAY Alice In Wonderland style.

And Mama, I know I told you yesterday on your birthday, but Happy 70th Birthday again.

Smiles!

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