Monday, April 30, 2012

Super Mario Bros Birthday Card

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Over the weekend, I worked on a birthday card for one of the teachers I worked with. She requested a card for a former student of hers. Since her former student is a big Nintendo Fan, I might as well make him a Super Mario Bros Card.

Happy Birthday Card



 
For my sentiment, it comes from the K. Andrews "All in the Family" Stamp Set. If you would like to purchase this set: click here.

 
 
Definitely another fun Game Card. I've bet he is going to like it. Thanks for stopping by.. Be sure to stop by tomorrow to check out my project for Die Cuttin Divas.

Materials Used: 
White Card Stock: 4-1/4 x 6
George & Basic Shapes Cartridge: Cylinders: 1& 1.5
Simply Charmed Cartridge: Scarecrow Size 1-1/4, Mushrooms Size 1, Clouds Size 1
Stickles: Copper
Memento Ink Dots
Pop Dots
K. Andrews Stamp Sets:
All in the Family
K Andrew Designs

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Super excited to Announce....

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a great evening. Before I share some great news, I wanted to tell everyone that I participated in the Pole to Pole 5K Fun Run in Sea World, San Diego, CA. It was super fun. The Sea World Characters were cheering us on. I completed the run with the time 41.33. Not bad for my second 5k. Happy to have done it.

Alright, now onto my big Exciting News. I am truly honored to announce that I am now a Ginger Snap Scraps Girl. I have made it onto the Design Team. I am super excited to be selected on this Design Team. I look forward to working with the other talented ladies that have made the team. Thank you Cori, who is the owner of Ginger Snap Scraps for this great opportunity. Plus, if you haven't heard but Cori has started the Ginger Snap Scraps Online Store where you can find your crafty needs such as adhesives, stamps, paper, etc. Definitely head over for a sneak peak or check out the amazing goodies that are in her store. I know you will love what you see.

Ginger Snap Scraps

The Ginger Snap Scraps design team would like to celebrate by giving everyone a 10% off coupon code for one order.  

Code: CelebrateDT

This coupon expires Monday, April 30!  

*10% off will not work on Provo Craft items.
 
Please be sure to head over to Ginger Snap Scraps Blog to see the other ladies that have made the team. I would also love it you become a follower. Once you arrive, you will also find a link to her store to check out all the great goodies. 

Thank you everyone for letting me share this great news with all of you. Don't forget to take advantage of this coupon we have for you. Alright, nighty night friends.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas: Recipe Challenge

Welcome to Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge!

Happy Tuesday everyone! We love all the amazing projects everyone made last week. Now, we have a new challenge this week.

Our challenge this week is a....
Recipe:
Pearls, Pins, and/or punches



Sponsor: Crop Stop
Guest Diva: Karen from Little Scrap Pieces at http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/
 For my project, I wanted to create something that can be displayed in the office or home. Since in the past I have visited Hawaii. I wanted to make something that reminds of that. This will be great to give someone that just got back from Hawaii or headed there. Hope everyone likes it.

 "Aloha"
 I wanted to display a beach scene. So I decided to create some tear art by creating the sand and waves. For the sand, I inked the edges with Memento Ink. Then, I used to my cuttlebug to emboss the waves with the D'vine Swirl Folder. For the Palm Trees, I used my Seasonal Cartridge: Luau. Then, I used the recollections feathery to create the leaves. I also included some brads from the Eyelet Outlet and Brad Company.
 For my sentiment, I used my K. Andrews Splash-tastic Stamp Set. I love this set because it fit perfectly for this card.  If you liked this sentiment, definitely check out her store online to purchase this set.

Splash-tastic Stamp Set
K Andrew Designs
Click here to purchase this set.

 I scored some card stock to make the stand.

Hope you come by and visit the amazing projects the Design Team has made and also please check out their blogs and leave some love for them. We look forward to seeing what you will make.


Also, over at Getting Cricky, we have a Simply Sunday Challenge going on. In honor of Earth Day, we would like for you use an owl on your project and something Recycled.

Entering into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge #108: "On the Go" Make a project with a car, bike, train, plane, etc. 
My Craft Spot: Challenge #53: "Things that go" Make a card or other project: must include things that go, (bike, car, boat, etc.)

Materials Used:
Brown and Yellow-Orange Card Stock
Cuttlebug Folder: D'Vine Swirls,Swiss Dots
Momento Dew Points: Brown
Luau Seasonal Cartridge: Trees 1.5
Everyday Pop Up Card Cartridge: Airplane Size 2
Queen & Company Pearls: Brown, Ocean Blue 
Recollections Feathery
MS Crab Punch
Eyelet Outlet & Brad Company: Pineapple, Beach Chair

Monday, April 23, 2012

Getting Cricky: Show us your Style Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone! Thank you for stopping by my blog over the weekend for the Getting Cricky "Show your Style" Blog Hop. I appreciate all the wonderful comments. Thanks to those who have been faithful followers of my blog and I welcome my new followers to my blog and Facebook page. Just wanted to leave a quick note on the winner of my giveaway as I am feeling a bit under the weather.

The winner of the Prima Flowers is 
Chosen by Random. Org
#18.Kristan
CRAZY4 CHRIST said...Well Happy Anniversary tomorrow!! How sweet he is going to love it!! Great use of the stamps!! I am already a follower!
Kristan

Congrats Kristan. I will be emailing you shortley for your mailing address.

Have a great evening everyone!

Hugs,
Patty

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy 6th Year Wedding Anniversary !

Happy Sunday everyone! Today is a special day for my husband and I as we celebrate our 6th year Wedding Anniversary. No matter what we go through sometimes, in the end we love each other. He is an amazing man who loves me very much but spoils me like crazy. Either way, I am happy and blessed to be able to spend another wonderful year with him. Therefore, this weekend we have been having a fabulous time celebrating. Yesterday, we went to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. It was our first time there so it was very beautiful and educational. Even though it was daylight and we were not able to see stars. LOL We hope to return.. Here is a picture of our day.

Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Ca
April 21, 2012

Today, on our Anniversary, what better way to spend our day then to head over to the Happiest Place on Earth. Oh yeah! We will be heading to Disneyland in Anahiem, CA today. Super excited as it has been a very long time since we have gone. Especially since we haven't renewed our passes. But, hoping I get renew mine today. Either way, we are excited to go visit Mickey & his friends. We are like kids at heart. 

Ok, enough of me rambling on.. I would like to share with you a card that I will be giving my husband today.As you know, I love to craft which is my hobby. But for my husband, his hobby is video games. He grew up playing video games. So I thought, why won't I create a card of the first video game he played which was Super Mario Brothers. This card will illustrate Mario who will now be called Peter because that is my hubby's name. It will also have Peach Princess watching him from the hills. If you visited me on Friday for the Getting Cricky "Show your Style" blog hop, then you saw this shadow box frame I made for my husband, I will then include this card.

"Anniversary Card: Video Game Edition"
 For the hills, I used the George & Basic Shapes Cartridge and cut Cylinder Shapes and a rectangle for the brick.  Then, I embossed the hills, the brick, and heart with my cuttlebug folders: D'vine Swirls, Tiny Bubbles, & Swiss Dots.
 I used Simply Charmed to cut out the mushrooms as they are one of the many characters that is part of the game. For my sentiment, it comes from the K. Andrews Of Mice & Lil Men Stamp Set. If you would like to purchase this set: click here.


 For the characters, I used again my Simply Charmed Cartridge and cut the scarecrow for Mario a.k.a Peter & the Bride for Princess Peach. Then, I cut the colors to how they are suppose to look like.


 Inside of Card: "Happy  6th Yr Anniversary
using the K. Andrews All in the Family Stamp Set.If you would like to purchase this stamp set: click here..

So what do you think! Does it look a little bit from the game. I had so much fun creating it and look forward to finally giving it to my husband. Well, thanks for stopping by.. 

Materials Used: 
White Card Stock: 4-1/4 x 6
George & Basic Shapes Cartridge: Cylinders: 1& 1.5, Rectangle Size 1-1/4, 1.5 Square
Simply Charmed Cartridge: Bride Size 1, Scarecrow Size 1-1/4, Mushrooms Size 1, Clouds Size 1
Stickles: Cotton Candy, Yellow, Copper
Memento Ink Dots
Pop Dots
K. Andrews Stamp Sets:
All in the Family
K Andrew Designs
Of Mice & Lil Men
K Andrew Designs

Friday, April 20, 2012

"Getting Cricky "Show Your Style" Blog Hop"

Welcome to the "Show Your Style" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  We have an EXTRA SPECIAL hop for you this month -- For the past week we've been celebrating the BRAND NEW additions to our Getting Cricky team by showcasing some of our FAVORITE K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Sets...  And NOW, we'd like for you to get to know more about us and our very special Guest Designer (and former Getting Cricky Design Team Sister), Larelyn from Handmade from My Heart!!  Throughout the hop you'll be introduced to each of the Design Team Members who will each share a little about their styles and preferences for stamping!!  We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way, so let's get hopping...

If you've hopped along from Oma Gloria then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:








Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring the Of Mice & Lil Men.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Of Mice & Lil Men


Hi everyone! I'm super excited to begin my first Blog Hop with my Design Team for Getting Cricky. I have been looking forward for this day to come. I also want to thank everyone for stopping by my blog today. This is such a great theme for a hop. I have been crafting for maybe 2 years now. Over time, I feel I have grown as a crafter. I started off with scrapbooking first, then slowly with cards next, and eventually became able to do projects such as party favors, altered projects, and more. I don't have one particular style, I believe I have more which means I love creating things that are easy and simple, but also started to love making things that are 3 Dimensional. Overall, I hope you love what I created today for this fun hop.

Before I showcase my project, let me tell you a little about it. This Sunday, my husband and I will be celebrating our 6th year Wedding Anniversary. We have been a couple for 15 years, I guess you would say we were High School Sweethearts. Well, this year my husband kept telling me he didn't want me to buy him anything, just spending the day with me was all he wanted. So I decided to make him a special gift for his office. Therefore, I decided to put together a nice picture frame of our wedding, especially since he doesn't have one in his office.  I really hope he likes it. I tried not to make it to girly. LOL

"Dreams do Come True"
 Wedding Date: April 22, 2006

 I purchased a shadow box from Michaels and measured paper to the side of the cardboard of the frame box. For example, the first layer is some beautiful Celebration Paper from Stampin Up.It is measured at 8 x9.5. Then, for the light blue card stock, it is measured at 6 x 8 I believe. I wanted the colors to match up with what our wedding colors were.
 Then, I used some Blue Twine to hold the tag with the beautiful sentiment "Dreams do come true."
 I then placed 3 Light Blue Prima flowers at the bottom of the frame. Then, I added a clear adhesive sentiment that says, "I love you." On the front of the frame, I placed this beautiful border from Queen & Company.
I truly love how this frame turned out. I might have to create more like these for my home. 

Materials I used:
Shadow Box
Stampin Up Celebration Paper
Blue Card Stock
Sew & Easy:Blue Twine
Prima Flowers
Queen & Company: Blue Border
K. Andrews Of Mice & Lil Men Stamp Set
 

Ready for some Blog Candy!

One lucky winner chosen by Random. Org will win :

Prima Flowers
(Sorry for not having a photo)

Here are the simple requirements:
Last day to enter is Sunday, April 22nd by 11:59 pm PST
Winner will be announced on Monday, April 23.  
1. Become a follower of my blog (If already a follower, just let me know you are.)
2. Leave a comment with your email address.

For extra entries:
1. Like my Facebook Page "Creative Diva." & leave me a comment on my page and on here to let me know you did.  + 1 Entry

That's it! Easy Peasy!

*** Remember -- As a special THANK YOU for joining us in welcoming the new team this week, you can use the promo code "letshavefun" at checkout for 20% OFF your ENTIRE stamp purchase!!  Woot-woot!!  Be sure to take advantage of this special before it's GONE!!  :)

I am your last stop. Thank you for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed the hop.






Getting Cricky Blog Hop

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Birthday Card

Hello friends! Yesterday, we attended our Kinder Field Trip to Amy's Farm. The students had alot of fun despite the warm weather. They got to pet some sheeps, feed the pigs, and even met their famous cow on their farm called Tina who is 80 years old. Here is a quick photo of some of the animals that the students saw.

Now, onto my project. My mom called me the other day because she wanted me to make a birthday card for one of her co-workers. So I told my mom that I would put one together and this is what I've made. 

Happy Birthday Card





 Inside of card: "Happy Birthday"

I hope everyone loved checking out my card for today. It was fun to make. One more thing I would like to let you know, right now K. Andrews has a 20% discount at her store/site wide. This would be a great time to pick up a  set of K. Andrews Stamp Set of your choice. She has many great stamps set to choose from. Here is the code you can use for check out to take advantage of the 20% discount. The code is "letshavefun." Isn't that awesome! Please check out her stamp line. If you loved this stamp set I used today, then click here to purchase your set. Please, please, don't forget to use the code "letshavefun."Have a fabulous day everyone!


P.S. I have a Mini Giveaway over at my FB Page "Creative Diva." Come be a follower of my page which is located on the left sidebar of my blog and look for my Video Post of my Mini Giveaway. I am giving away a mini bag filled with Brads from the Eyelet Outlet  & Brad Company. Just watch the video and leave a comment under that post. I will leave that giveaway up till Friday on my FB page. I will announce the winner this Saturday on my FB Page.


Entering into the following challenges: 
Paper Playtime: Ch #72- Say it with sentiment themes "Birthday Card."

Materials Used:
Card Stock: White
Stampin Paper
Everyday Pop Up Cards Cartridge: Gift Size 3.5
White Jelly Roll Pen
Pop Dots
Queen & Company Pearls
Pink Tulle
K. Andrews Stamp Set:

Splash-tastic Summer Stamp Set
K Andrew Designs

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lazy Days in Spring

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a fabulous week. Later today, the Kinder Class I work in will be taking a trip to the Farm. The students are super excited about seeing all the farm animals. I do hope it doesn't get to hot tomorrow but I know it will be a great day.

However, I wanted to showcase a card I made the other day. Since Spring time brings sunny days, it could also bring rainy days. Last Friday, we had a really bad rain storm. There was thunder and hail. But this week we have been have some nice weather. I made a cute card describing both rain and lazy days. LOL

Lazy Days in Spring 

 For my card, I decided to create some tear art for the grass and sand. Then I inked the beige card stock with Desert Sand Momento Ink.
 I used the Simply Charmed to cut out the clouds. The bigger cloud is measured at 1.5 and the other 2 mini clouds is measured at 1-1/4. Then, I inked the sides of the clouds with Ocean Blue Momento Ink. Then, I added some bakers twine and attached the sentiment "Lazy Days" using K. Andrews "Splash-tastic Summer Stamp Set. "

 I added this adorable beach chair laying by the sand on a rainy day. The brad comes from the Eyelet Outlet & Brad Company. I purchased these during the Scrapbook Expo.
I hope everyone loved checking out my card for today. It was fun to make. One more thing I would like to let you know, right now K. Andrews has a 20% discount at her store/site wide. This would be a great time to pick up a  set of K. Andrews Stamp Set of your choice. She has many great stamps set to choose from. Here is the code you can use for check out to take advantage of the 20% discount. The code is "letshavefun." Isn't that awesome! Please check out her stamp line. If you loved this stamp set I used today, then click here to purchase your set. Please, please, don't forget to use the code "letshavefun."Have a fabulous day everyone!


Entering into the following challenges: 
Fantabulous Cricut: April Showers: Make a project using an Umbrella, rain, or clouds on it.
My Craft Spot: Challenge #52: Make it pop.
Cardz TV: Cricut Cardz Challenge: April Showers: Create a card for any occasion using rain boots, umbrella, clouds, raindrops, puddles,etc. from any cartridge and using any colors you like.
Frosted Designs: Create a project that has to do with weather.
Pile it On: #16: Pop It Up
Go Fish Challenge: #15 Anything Goes


Materials Used:
Card Stock: White, Purple, Green
Simply Charmed: Clouds Size 1.5 & 1-1/4
Momento's Ink Dots
Pop Dots
Eyelet Outlet & Brad Company: Beach chair
K. Andrews Stamp Set:
Splash-tastic Summer Stamp Set
K Andrew Designs

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas: National Garden Month

Welcome to Die Cuttin Divas Tuesday Challenge!

Happy Tuesday everyone! We love all the amazing projects everyone made last week. Now, we have a new challenge this week.

Our challenge this week is a....
National Garden Month Challenge:

NATIONAL GARDEN MONTH®

When You Garden, You Grow!

Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows. Join the celebration and help to make America a greener, healthier, more livable place!




Sponsor:The Greeting Farm

Guest Divas: Colin from Crimson Cricut at http://crimsoncricut.blogspot.com/ and Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin' at http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/


April is the perfect month to start growing your own garden. It can be a garden of flowers, fruit, or vegetables. For my project, I wanted to create a 3-D Garden Pot filled with beautiful flowers. For the grass,I decided to use tissue paper.




Hope you come by and visit the amazing projects the Design Team has made and also please check out their blogs and leave some love for them. We look forward to seeing what you will make.


Entering into the following challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces: Challenge: Use a Flower.
Materials Used:
Pastel Colors Card Stock
Cuttlebug Folder: D'Vine Swirls,Swiss Dots
Momento Dew Points: Brown
Everyday Pop Up Cards: Owl Size 3.5
K. Andrews Stamp Sets:
Splash-Tastic Summer
K Andrew Designs