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,

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop brought to you today by JME Creations Design Team.  If you just came from Courtney then you are in the right place.  If you just happened to come across my blog and you want to hop along, please start at the beginning at

For this hop the theme was pumpkins. Last year online I saw a picture of a paper pumpkin and I have always wanted to give it a try.

This is what I made on my first attempt.


Coredinations Cardstock
Paper Trimmer
Hole Punch

My kids already want to make their own!

The next project I made because I have no decor in my house.  Well I have a few pieces that I have made lately but I needed more.

Love this pumpkin guy!~

This is a shelf that I just bought at the Goodwill this week and so I made my husband hang it up so I could decorate it.

Recipe for the Trick or Treat Blocks:

Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge
My Minds Eye Mischevious Paper Line/ Chipboard Pieces
Twine from the Twinery
Wooden Blocks
Glue Gun
Zig Pen
Black Core'dinations Paper

Thank you for stopping by on the hop today! Next up is Shannon - I cant wait what she made!

If you get lost along the hop you can always go back to the beginning or use the list of blogs below~!  Please dont forget to leave me a comment and become a follower if you are not already. I do randomly give away prizes to those that comment!

Love Always,


The Great Pumpkin Hop List:

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Festive Friday

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today is Festive Friday at My Cricut Craft Room and I made something Halloween-r-iffic! (No I dont think that is an actual word but I will use it anyways)

I love holidays but have no home decor items so I have been making a lot of things lately to put up in my house!  For today's project I decided to make some cute boo blocks!

I absolutely love them! 


Cricut American Alphabet Cartridge (letters)
Wooden Blocks (cut by my husband)
My Minds Eye Mischievous Paper (to die for cute)
ATG Gun 
Core'dinations Sparkly Blue Cardstock
Core'dinations Black Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Twine from The Twinery (my favorite)
Misc Buttons
Glue Gun

I hope you enjoyed my festive Halloween project!  I will have some more spooky projects on my blog tomorrow for the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop so dont forget to stop by!

Love Always,


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Krafty Keekerz 1 Year Blog-A-Versary !

Welcome to Holly's Hobbie and the Krafty Keekerz Blogaversary Hop!
Today we are celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Krafty Keekerz' Blog!

If you are looking for Operation Julie's Smile please click here!

If you've come from visiting Heather you are headed in the right direction!!  If you're just visiting and would like to start from the beginning you can go to  This hop will feature craft projects with a kitty-cat theme!  You will want to check out each blog for some great ideas and some sweet blog candy.   Courtney is offering some awesome blog candy compliments of Mr. Cricut Crazy
  Happy hopping everyone and enjoy the fun! 

 I met Courtney while on the design team for Inking it Up Crazy and we have been friends since. Today we are celebrating one year of her blogging her amazing creations and the theme today is cats!

Here is my project, I am a bit in love with it!


Cricut Lite Meow Cartridge
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Charcoal Twine from the Twinery
White Gel Pen
American Crafts Metropolitan Patterned Paper
Black Recollections Cardstock
Misc colored/patterned cardstock scraps
Glue Gun
Sentiment from Stampendous Stamp
Studio G Chalkz Ink Pad

 I hope you enjoyed my cat project. As you may know this about me, I do not make typical sized or shaped cards.... This is why I put a rosette inside of my card. I like my cards to be displayed so I dont mind if they dont lay flat or fit into a typical sized envelope! Thank you for hopping along and helping us to celebrate Courtney's One Year Blogaversary at Keekerz Crafts!

The next stop on the hop is Gina! I cant see what fabulous project she made!  

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment as I will be giving away a random set of stamps to one person that leaves me a comment during this hop. Winner will be chosen by on Monday so please leave me a way to contact you!

Love Always!


Here is the hop order in case you get lost!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Welcome to Holly's Hobbie and Operation Julie's Smile! Thanks for hopping along!
 If you came here from Jess Larsen’s blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time.  You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win some prizes. There are over $2500 worth of prizes up for grabs!

If you are not familiar with what Operation Julie's Smile is here is a quick recap....

"The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae.  You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubberstamps and more.  What many people don’tknow about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child.  It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth  replaced at some point inthe next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out.  But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet StampShop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!
Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done."

I am so lucky to call Julie Ranae my friend. I first "met" her when I fell in love with the Twinery twine and it has been friendship every since. She is the busiest crafter that I know, with so much talent and love to share with everyone! No matter what I ask her, she always has advice and encouragement for me.  When I found out what had happened, I knew that I would do everything that I can to help!

Today I am sharing one of my new Christmas cards that I have been making.  I thought that if anything it would make Julie smile! I love the fun colors and of course added in some polka dots and my favorite an owl!  There is so much talent in this group of blog hop participants that instead of being overwhelmed, I just made something that I love.  For me that is what crafting is all about.

I love my little owl card!


Cricut Hoot N Holler Cartridge
Echo Park Merry Christmas Polka Dot Paper
Recollections White Cardstock
Misc Red, Green, Blue Cardstock
White Gel Pen
American Craft Ribbon
White Gel Pen
Glue Gun

It is the goal of all of myself, the other participating bloggers and the generous prize sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.
If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button below. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”

Click below to donate:

 Prizes for this hop will be drawn for the following:

* from Blog Comments left
* from PayPal Donation list
* for Blog Hop Hosts

**I am also having a Scentsy fundraiser for Operation Julie's Smile. Scentsy is a wickless candle that makes your house smell amazing while not releasing any toxins into the air while it is heated.  All of my commission for this sale with go directly to Julie.  To buy through me please click on the Cupcake Scentsy Warmer on the right side of my blog and you will be taken to my site.  We appreciate any way that you can help out!

The next step on the hop is the amazingly talented Maria Levine! Dont forget to leave comments as you hop to have more entries in to win the amazing prizes that are being given away!

If you get lost, a complete list of blogs on the hop is posted on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog.  You have a complete weekend to get around to all the blogs to be eligible for prizes by leaving comments.

If you could help bring a much needed smile back to my friend Julie, please do. It will be so appreciated and I feel like everyone deserves a smile!  I cant wait to see Julie when she gets her new smile!

Love Always,


Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room Design Team - Theme Thursday -- Sweets and Treats

Today is Theme Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room!
Todays theme is Sweets and Treats.

Since I am the parent helper in my sons preschool for their Halloween party I thought I would make little treat bags to put snacks in for each child. I did this last year for my older sons class (but made monster treat bags) and they were a huge hit!

These are the ones that I am making this year!

I love these so much and they are so easy to fill with goodies for a Halloween party! I tried to make them as bright and fun as I could, as they are going to 3 year olds.  I have about another dozen to make by the end of the month!


Mini Monster Cricut Cartridge
My Minds Eye Blackbird and Boo To You Cardstock paper (love this paper)
My Minds Eye Ribbon
$1 Ribbon from Walmart
Recollections Boo Bling
Glue Gun

I hope you have a great day! Dont forget to check out the rest of the Sweets and Treats projects at My Cricut Craft Room!  I cant wait to see what everyone makes!

Love Always,