Monday, February 28, 2011

HELLO, CUPCAKE BLOG HOP WINNERS!

OH MY GOSH!  All you ladies ROCK!  We were BLOWN AWAY at the tremendous response we got to our HELLO, CUPCAKE Blog Hop!  Thank you thank you thank you for all the new followers, sweet comments, and hoppers!  A very special thanks to the entire Cupcake Hop Team - you ladies have amazing talent!

On to the winners!

Winner of Prize #1 - 8x8 Cupcake Scrapbook Kit

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Winner of Prize #2 - Peachy Keen Stamps (sponsored by Peachy Keen - thanks!)


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Winner of Prize #3 - Adorable Bows by Betsy (sponsored by The Icing on the Cake By Betsy - thanks!)

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Ladies, please contact me at northrose@slowar.com with your USA shipping address!  Congratulations!!!

Lots of love and hugs to all of you who visit me and leave me smiles in my comment box!!




Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Digi Monday @ Paper Playtime!

If you are looking for the
I will be taking comments for BLOG CANDY entries until noon today on that post.
The winners will be announced here tomorrow for that!

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Today is DIGI MONDAY over at PAPER PLAYTIME!
Make sure you hop over and play along - the theme is ANYTHING GOES!
We have 5 sponsors this week 
which means we will be choosing 5 WINNERS!!
For my first project I used images from PRAIRIE FAIRY DESIGNS.
Aren't they just too cute!
Card #52
Cardbase Yellow cardstock from Value Pack
Background mats from scraps (probably DCWV various stacks)
The sentiment is computer generated.
I used the pre-colored images - I love that idea!

For my next card I used images from DOODLE PANTRY.
Again, these images are so sweet! 
Card #53
Card base bright green from Value Pack.
Background mat from K & Company Adhesive mat stack.
Pre-colored images (yeah!)
Sentiment also from Doodle Pantry

Pop over to PAPER PLAYTIME and play along!  
We have 5 Digi Companies all offering fantastic prizes for 5 lucky winners!



CHANGES HAPPENING OVER AT MY CHALLENGE BLOG, PAPER PLAYTIME

If you are looking for the HELLO, CUPCAKE Blog Hop, CLICK HERE!

Hello all my bloggy friends!  I just feel like chatting with you for a moment about the changes happening on my challenge blog PAPER PLAYTIME.

We have a very talented group of ladies that are always positive, always supportive, and always quirky and fun over there.  Normally we have a new challenge every Monday with prizes to one random.org winner.  But we are going to change our challenges to the 2nd and LAST Monday each month starting in March.

We have 2 teams:  Challenge Team and DIGI Team.  The 2nd Monday of the month is ANY PAPER PROJECT that follows our challenge theme.  The LAST Monday of the month is DIGI MONDAY and the challenge is always ANYTHING GOES.  Some ladies are on one team, some are on both, so the most projects any of them would have to do is 2 a month.

I thought I'd just see if any of you guys were interested in joining our team.  We are currently only assigning team members for March and April.  So it's only a 2 month commitment.  If you are interested, you choose which team you want to be on - Challenge or Digi or you can choose to be on both.

If you'd like an opportunity to join our QUEEN Team, please Link to your blog below.  I'll go check out your current and past work there.  I will only be adding a few new members, so not everyone who is interested will make it on the team.  Yes, this will be very hard for me to decide, but the good news is, you have another shot at it in May / June.  That's the good thing about going every 2 months.

Please also leave a comment with your email so I can contact you.  If you have any questions, you can contact me at northrose at slowar dot com.  But to be considered, you MUST have a blog where you post craft projects regularly and link to it below.

Thanks ladies! I look forward to making some new friends!  IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE SEEING THE LINKY TOOL BELOW, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR NAME, EMAIL AND BLOG ADDRESS. THANKS.




BUTTERFLY CARDS



A good friend of mine posted a very sweet story 
followed by a challenge to all of us.  
You can read her post by

She has asked us to make a CARD using a BUTTERFLY image.
Here is my submission:

Card #51

3 BIRDS ON PARADE
Butterfly Birdie on page 73 cut @ 4"
Card base and all solid colors are Recollections Paper
Background paper from Recollections Bolds & Brights 180 Stack
Ribbon from $1 Bin @ Michael's


My Mama loves butterflies. She has them everywhere around the house.
She even has jewelry butterfly pins scattered along her curtains and drapes.

I hope you'll pop over to DIZZY LIZZYS CREATIONS 
and play along with us.  We'd love to see your
butterfly cards too.

Please scroll down or CLICK HERE
to play along in our HELLO, CUPCAKE HOP!
There is lots of candy to be won!
I will be taking comments until tomorrow for blog candy entries.
To everyone that has already hopped along and left us such sweet comments,
THANK YOU!  All of your comments have made me SMILE. :)
I'll post the winner on Tuesday.



Friday, February 25, 2011

HELLO, CUPCAKE BLOG HOP!


Thank you so much for joining us on our 
HELLO, CUPCAKE BLOG HOP!
You are in for a real treat!
There are 16 Hop Stops after you leave here,
and these ladies are super awesome, creative, and SWEET!

I decided to make 8 -  4" x 4" cupcake card set with a little
"shopping bag" card holder for the set.

Cards #43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50

This was a super fast and easy "assembly line" card set to make.


The card base is PURPLE cardstock from Stampin' Up
cut @ 8" x 4" and folded in half.
The larger mat is paper from Me & My Big Ideas cut @ 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
The purple mat is from Recollections ALL GIRL cut @ 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Cricut Cartridge:  BIRTHDAY BASH
Cupcake page 58 cut @ 3"
Base of cupcake & leaves cut from K & Company Adhesive Paper Pad
Icing & Cherry cut from My Momenta Vibrant Hidden Hues
Cherry Rhinestone from Prima Go Green Concepts "Flower Centers"
Cupcake popped off of card base with Pop Dots


Cricut Cartridge:  TAGS, BAGS, BOXES, & MORE
"Shopping Bag" page 114 cut @ 5 3/4"
Heart tag page 108 cut @ 2 3/4" with mirror / window feature
Silver Heart cut @ 2 1/2"
Ribbon from Stash
Purple flower from Recollections Boutique Fleur Floral Embellishments
Shopping Bag paper is Best Occasions Prismatic Paper Pack
Purple Heart paper from Stampin Up

FOR MY NEXT PROJECT

I also decided to write a little poem and make it into a little book - like a child's book.  This was so fun!

I took 6 Size #10 (Business size or Letter size) envelopes, sealed them, and folded them in half.  
I adhered the envelope halves back to back with the next envelope and these became my pages for my book.  
The pages were then covered with decorative papers and inked around all the edges.  
For the front and back covers, I cut chipboard a tad larger than the envelope and covered it with decorative paper and decorated.

Here is the front, back, and all the pages in-between...
The poem reads:

I HAD A LITTLE CUPCAKE
...by Janis L. Lewis


I had a little cupcake
as pretty as can be
It smelled like Vanilla ice cream
it's frosting shining at me

I held it in my hand
and smiled from ear to ear
but then my tummy rumbled
and my cupcake disappeared


A Child's Year cupcake page 29 cut @ 3 3/4"

Birthday Bash Ice Cream page 57 cut @ 3 1/2"

A Child's Year page 29 cut @ 3"

Birthday Bash Dog page 30 cut @ 3 1/2"

Create A Critter Dino page 50 cut @ 3 1/2"

Mini Monsters page 40 cut @ 3 1/2"

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Who likes BLOG CANDY?!
Prize #1:
FRONT VIEW
BACK VIEW
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Prize #2:

PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment 
(Retail $25.00)

Sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps!!
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Prize #3:
4" Cupcake Bottle Cap bow
3 1/2" Cupcake Bow
Blue polka dot Butterfly clippie
Pink Owl felt clippie
Pink/Chocolate Cupcake felt clippie :)
Retail Value $24.25! 


Sponsored by THE ICING ON THE CAKE BY BETSY:


All you have to do to be eligible to win is 
1) Have a USA shipping address 
2) Leave a comment on this post
3) Visit all the hop stops & leave comment love on their posts

You do not have to be a FOLLOWER to win, but I would love it if you were!
I will announce the WINNERS on Tuesday!

Here is a complete list of everyone 
on the BLOG HOP:


 SHEREE
 http://cravinscrappin.blogspot.com/ (NEXT STOP)






Thanks again for hopping along with us!
I hope you all have a Super Sweet, Fun day!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Flaunt it Fridays #13 TAGS, BAGS, BOXES & MORE Match2 (box) Cut


I had such a difficult time trying to decide how to use my box.
Our Challenge cut this week over at FLAUNT IT FRIDAYS
is to use the Match2 (box) cut from
TAGS, BAGS, BOXES, & MORE
on page 65.
I cut my box at 5 1/2".

At first I though I'd cover the opening with acetate and make an adorably cute card set.
Then I thought I'd somehow attached a string of tags attached with ribbons so when you pulled out one tag they would all come out.
Then I thought.... but what do I really need?  A better, easier way to store my buttons was the answer.

This box top is open.  No barriers. Perfect for pushing around buttons looking for the perfect color, the perfect size all the while not spilling them on the floor or having them roll across my desk.
Voila.

I just love this little box!
I hope you will hop over to FLAUNT IT FRIDAYS and play with us.  I'd love to see what you do with this cut!  
Flaunt it!!

HELLO, CUPCAKE BLOG HOP THIS SATURDAY!


Just a couple more days until we rock the blogging world with our 
HELLO, CUPCAKE! Blog Hop!

There are tons of ideas, inspiration, and fun awaiting all of you who join us.
Oh, and did I mention BLOG CANDY?!  Oh yeah, there is Blog Candy to be won too!

WRITE IT ON YOUR CALENDAR!

Click ATTENDING on the Facebook Event:

INVITE your crafting friends!

Here is the lineup for SATURDAY:

See you there!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

TACKY TUESDAY'S CHALLENGE FOR FEBRUARY

The challenge this time (my first time playing) is to use the chick cut from SIMPLY CHARMED page 35 AND you must use the word "CHICK" in your sentiment.
All entries are posted on the Facebook Group TACKY TUESDAY'S.
CLICK HERE to visit September Ninth to see all the Design Team's projects and read more about this challenge.
Card #42

This card was easy and fun to make!
All solid papers are Recollections.
Cardbase is A2 size blue.
Yellow mat is cut @ 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".
Blue pattern paper lantern paper from
K & Company The Best of Brenda Walton 
cut @ 4" x 5 1/4".
Chick from SIMPLE CHARMED page 35 cut @ 3".
"Hey Chickie!" sentiment is My Pink Stamper clear stamp.

Hope you'll play along with us!

SCRAPPY MOMS TERRIFIC TUESDAY CHALLENGE - SIMPLY CHARMED

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Here is another Scrappy Mom's Challenge - this one is older - it's from February 7th.  I still wanted to play along though because I just got SIMPLY CHARMED in the mail today!  Yeah!  Fun in the mailbox.

Card #41

All solid papers RECOLLECTIONS.
Bubble sentiment "Cuddle Bunny" from stash.
Green background mat cut @ 5 1/4" x 4".
Cardbase Purple A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").
SIMPLY CHARMED 
Bunny with Carrot page 34 cut @ 4"

Come play at Scrappy Moms!  This is fun!!

SCRAPPY MOMS TERRIFIC TUESDAY CHALLENGE - CREATE A CRITTER

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Look what I found today!  I know, all of you probably already know about this challenge blog, but I just found it TODAY!  I'm so excited!  I love Cricut Challenge Blogs that don't have a lot of rules.  This is my FIRST SCRAPPY MOMS TERRIFIC TUESDAY CHALLENGE!!  Yeah!  Happy Dance!  The challenge for this week is to use CREATE A CRITTER.  That's it!  That's all the rules.  How easy is that?!
Card #40

Here is the A2 size card I made.  I just love CREATE A CRITTER! This came together fairy quickly.  I even cut out the ducky some purple galoshes, but decided not to use them after-all.

All solid papers are RECOLLECTIONS.
Background checkered mat is from K & Company The Best of Brenda Walton cut @ 4" x 5 1/4".
Buttons and jute from Joann's.
All cuts found on page 31.
Ducky cut @ 3".
Umbrella cut @ 3", and dark pink top cut @ 3 1/4" to add some shadow.
Phrase cut @ 1 1/2".
Easy Peasy!

I don't have any Scrappy Mom Stamps or I would have incorporated them here.  Looks like something I need to add to my ever growing "wish list". 

Hop over to SCRAPPY MOMS and play along!  Come on!  You know you want to!



Monday, February 21, 2011

52Q Week 30 - WHAT COLOR IS YOUR MOOD TODAY?

Welcome to 52Q Week 30!

To learn more about 52Q CLICK HERE!

This week your question is:

"What Color is your Mood today?”


My page was made by adhering the side and bottom of a Value Pack A2 size card leaving the top open to insert a tag with my answer.

Card base is Shimmering Purple from Value Pack
Background mat from Me & My Big Ideas cut @ 4” x 5 1/4”
Stone Statue from DESTINATONS p. 57 cut @ 3 1/2”
Sunrays p. 76 cut @ 4”
Label for question hand cut
Tag for answer from A CHILD'S YEAR p. 61 cut @ 4 1/2”

Don't forget to play along with us!