Monday, December 12, 2011

Jeanine's Birthday Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the next stop in Jeanine's Birthday Blog Hop! 
If you came here from Jeanine then you are headed the right direction. If not she is the beginning of the hop so you might want to start there. She is giving away some amazing prizes so make sure you comment on each stop on the hop in order to be eligible to win!

I want to wish Jeanine a very special birthday as she shares it with my youngest son so it is a double-special day for me! I am so lucky to have Jeanine as a friend, I feel so blessed to have her in my life!

Today we are having a birthday theme with our projects and I wanted to share one that I made for my husband. Normally I dont make mushy cards for him because that is just not his taste but I thought this one was too cute to not give to him!

Since he has a mustache I thought I would add a stamped mustache in.  On the inside I wrote Happy Birthday to My Main Squeeze.  I thought it was cute!


Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Twine from the Twinery
K Andrews Stamps
Paper Smooches mustache stamp
Cosmo Cricket Printed Paper
Core'dinations Black Cardstock
Misc yellow, black, white, red cardstock
White Gel Pen

I hope you enjoyed this card! Next on the hop is Jen-  I cant wait to see what she has made! Dont forget to comment on all the blogs along the hop! Jeanine is giving away some amazing prizes including a Scrap N Easel!

Happy Birthday Jeanine! I hope you have an amazing day!

Love Always,


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

JME Creations Design Team Day - Orange Circle Challenge

Today is Design Team Day over at JME Creations!
The theme today is an Orange Circle Challenge.

When I first saw this my first thought was that I dont really like orange. :)
But then I figured out exactly what I was going to do.
Usually my projects have a lot of things going on and I wanted to make something more simple.

So I used two of my favorite things; Elegant Edges and the Twinery Twine.


Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
The Twinery Twine
Orange and Brown Core'dinations Cardstock
Glue Dots
Martha Stewart Ink Pad
Misc Alphabet Stamps

I hope you enjoyed my project. Please check out the rest of the design teams' projects at JME Creations! I cant wait to see what they made.

Love Always

Monday, November 7, 2011

JME Creations - Design Team Day - Thank You Card

Today is Design Team Day at JME Creations!
Todays theme is Thank You!

I have to say that I got frustrated with everything that I made and threw away three projects before making this one. 


Imagine More Cards Cartridge
Studio G Owl Stamp
Studio G Ribbon
Core'dinations Sparkly Cardstock
Scrap Green/Dark Purple Paper
Glue Gun
White Gel Pen
White Ink Pad
Stampin Up Picture This (Thanks for OWL you do) sentiment
Black Coredinations Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by! I cant wait to see what the other members of the team made today!

Love Always


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Show Me Your Craft Room Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to another stop on the Show Me Your Craftroom Blog Hop!
If you are coming here from Kassidy you are headed in the right direction. If you want to start at the beginning please start at Susan's blog! This is Susan's first blog hop and I am so excited to be a part of it! (And to see everyone else's craft room too!)


Today is our chance to show off our craft rooms! This summer I was getting frustrated because I had everything in totes with lids and I always needed the tote that was on the bottom it seemed like.  I had a desk from the Container Store that was an amazing crafting space but I couldnt get to any of my stuff! 

My crafting space is in half of our laundry room which is actually a walk through to the back door.  I saw a picture of a Workbox from the  Original Scrapbox in a magazine and hung it up on my wall as something I was going to start saving for (and I measured the room to make sure it would fit) so I could get my things more organized.

My husband must have gotten the hint that I wanted it because everytime I read a crafting magazine I would leave it open to that ad and leave it where I knew he would sit.  He ended up suprising me with the Work Box for our anniversary this summer. It took us awhile (ok a long while) to put it together and get it in the house but it is so worth it.  If I want to I can close it all up (but I never do because I am always using it)

Here is my craft room!
(Sorry about the walls, we are stripping them in order to paint this room PINK!)

My Twinery Twine collection!

Under the desk...

My friend Brittany gave me a Clip It Up Ribbon Organizer but I found that Cricut Cartridges fit in it perfectly and I can also hang my stamps on it! I love it so much!

I love my Work Box! It makes me stay (some what) organized if I put everything back where it belongs! LOL  The only thing that I wish was different is the desk. I wish it was longer because once I move my Cricut out there is not a lot of space to create!  Other than that I love it so much!  I am so greatful my husband bought it for me.  He is a keeper!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will be giving away a Space Party Cricut Cartridge as blog candy.

Here is how you can enter: (you can have up to three entries)
1. Leave me a comment
2. Become a follower and leave me a comment (if you are already following just tell me that in a message)
3. Like The Original Scrapbox on Facebook and tell them that you saw their Work Box on my blog  and then leave me a comment that you did this! (I dont get anything for this I just want them to know that I love their product!)

The next stop on the hop is my great friend Linda I cant wait to see her craftroom! Someday I am going to go there and craft with her!

If you get lost on the hop here is the lineup:

Happy Blog Hopping!

Love Always,


My Cricut Craft Room - 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Today is the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop at My Cricut Craft Room!

If you came here from Melissa then you are headed in the right direction. If you did not, please start at the beginning at  This weekend we have split our group up into two hops (one on Saturday, one on Sunday) to show you projects from over 100 Cricut Cartridges! It is so much fun!

This month the cartridges that I chose were Jolly Holidays and American Alphabet.
Here is my project!

Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge (sentiment)
American Alphabet (penguin)
We R Memory Keepers (patterned paper)
Core'dinations Cardstock (pink, green, black)
White Gel Pen
Misc buttons
Twine from the Twinery

I hope you like my Christmas card. I am loving pink and lime green this year!

To continue on the hop please visit Samantha's blog and see what she has made. I am sure it is amazing! 

In case you get lost, please visit My Cricut Craft Room for the official line up.  There are blog candy giveaways on both days of the hop so dont forget to visit there tomorrow as well for the details on how to win the prize!

Love Always,


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

You Had Me at Craft Guest Designer Lala Palooza Featuring ME!!!

Today I am so excited to be a guest designer over at You Had Me At Craft!
EEEEK! I am freaking out over here, it is such an honor to be chosen!

At first when I was picked I was so excited but then I realized that I had to make something fantastic so I got a little worried! Now that I am done, I am just excited to share what I made! 
I recently got the card Flower Shoppe and I love it but I had yet to open it up so I thought I would use it for my guest designer day!

For my project I had been looking everywhere for the green foam circle wreath that they sell in all the craft stores but I couldnt find any. I was discussing it with my friend Brittany and she came up with the idea to use packing paper!

This is the "wreath" that I made with packing paper and packing tape.

I then wrapped it in green tulle and Voila! I had a wreath. Then I cut about a million (this is an approximate number) flowers out from Flower Shoppe and hot glued them to the wreath. At this point I am not sure if the wreath got more glue or my hands. I got glue everywhere!

This is the end product!

This is my wreath hanging on the wall.
Because I used different sized flowers, the circle doesnt look circular but it is.

Close up of one flower.


Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge
Glue Gun
Misc Scrap Paper
Twine from the Twinery
Packing Paper
Packing Tape

I really hope that you enjoyed my project! I am just still over the moon about being a guest designer for Alex at You Had Me At Craft! She was one of the first blogs that I ever visited and I have been hooked ever since! She is one talented lady!

Thank you so much Alex for letting me be a part of your Lala Palooza! I hope that you are settled in your new home and are back to your fantastic creations soon!

I will be giving away a DCWV Advent Calendar Kit for blog candy - just in time for Christmas.  In order to win please leave a comment here and on Alex's blog. Winner will be chosen and announced here on Friday the 4th.

Love Always,


Monday, October 31, 2011

JME Creations Design Team Day! It's Halloween!

Today is Design Team Day at JME Creations and its Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I hope you have a Spooktacular Day!

This year is the first year that my boys have picked out their costumes and to my horror they picked superheros! Dont get me wrong superheros are fine, but the costumes look like they are wearing huge diapers! Anyways since I couldnt be involved in their costumes this year, I decided to make them cute treat buckets to stash some treats in and give to them on Halloween. We are going trick or treating with my cute nephew so I made him one too!

My Project:

I picked up two of these little boxes at Target for $.30 each today and already had the black star one.

I used Elegant Edges for the shape cut outs.

Aren't they adorable? I may be kind of biased but I love them!


Cricut Elegant Edges
K&Co Spooktacular Elements
Coordinations Cardstock Black, Green, Purple
Polka Dot Scrap Paper
White Gel Pen

Dont forget to check out the other projects the girls on the design team made by visiting JME Creations

I hope that you have an amazing Halloween!

Love Always,


Monday, October 24, 2011

Crafty Sprouts Halloween Week

Hi my crafty friends!

Today starts off Halloween Week at Crafty Sprouts!
I had the privilege to be a guest designer today!

I love Crafty Sprouts' stamps because the sayings are so versatile you can use them in so many ways!
I have used them on a couple of my previous projects and I am in love with the quality and the sentiments that come in one set!

Here is the project that I made using her set of stamps called Monster Kisses:

The sentiment says Peek A Boo!

Inside sentiment.

Here is the set of stamps that I used;

These are so popular that they are sold out!  My friend Erika has some mad talent when it comes to making some adorable stamps!

I have also made this project with the same set of stamps...
(posted previously on my blog)

Can you tell how much I love them?

Ok here is the recipe for my monster card posted up above.

Crafty Sprouts Monster Kisses stamps
Mini Monster Cricut Cartridge
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
My Minds Eye Patterned Paper
American Craft Ribbon
White Ink Pad
White Gel Pen
The Twinery Twine (wrapped around his horns)
Misc Paper and Button
ATG gun

I hope you like it as much as I do.  I know my boys were fighting over who got to keep it.

Dont forget to check out Crafty Sprouts's blog today to see what everyone else made and keep checking in at her site all week. There are so many beautiful projects and talented ladies and I cant wait to see what they made!

Love Always,


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Card Creating Tuesday @ My Cricut Craft Room

Hi my crafty friends!

Today is Card Creating Tuesday at My Cricut Craft Room!

Today I made a cute card for you. I used a combination of colors I still dont know if I like but I think the card itself turned out pretty cute. I have a friend going through a hard time so I thought I would make this card for her to cheer her up.


Birthday Bash - card shape
Cricut Essentials - black circle
Elegant Edges - red scalloped shape
Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions stamps and sentiments (love these)
Twine from the Twinery
Misc paper scraps
Glue Gun
ATG gun
White and black ink pads

I hope my friend gets a kick out of this card!
Dont forget to check out the other projects at My Cricut Craft Room, I am sure they are amazing!

Monday, October 17, 2011

JME Creations Design Team Day - Purple Orange and Green Project

Good Morning Crafty Peeps!
Today is Design Team Day over at JME Creations !

The theme of today is to make something using purple, orange and green! 
Normally this isn't a problem for me but as I was making this project, my three year old got sick was vomiting everywhere. (Didn't mean to gross you out)  So unfortunately my card got less attention than I wanted.
Card Closed

 Front Cover

I really like the card I just wish I had more time so there wasn't so much green showing. And surprisingly I didn't use a lot of purple because purple is one of my favorite colors!


Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash
Cricut Essentials Cartridge
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Paper Smooches Monster Stamp
Crafty Sprouts Monster Kisses Stamp Set -sentiment
Ribbon from Walmart
Misc Button 
Twinery Twine scrap
Scrap White, Green & Patterned paper
Glue Gun
Black Ink Pad

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I created! Don't forget to leave me a comment or become a follower, I would really appreciate it.  Remember to check out the other amazing projects at JME Creations

Love Always,