Monday, February 27, 2012

Facebook Follower Giveaway!

Holy smokes where has February gone!? I can't believe how fast this month has gone by! If you remember in my post for Jaded Blossom's stamp release I hinted to a giveaway later this month to celebrate my guest designer spot--well guess what?! :0) It's that time!!!
Here are the details:
I am going to give away one of my favorite cartridges "3 Birds on Parade" :0) and all you have to do is be a follower on my Facebook page and leave me a comment to get a chance to win!
So hop over to Crystal's Creative Corner on Facebook and "like" my page and leave me a comment! Easy as pie--AND if you are a follower of my blog I will give you a second chance to win! Just become a follower and leave me a comment here to double your chance to win! :0) I will draw the winner on March 1st!!!

Check out this fun card I made with Jaded Blossom's "Cheesy Pick Ups"!! This set is SUPER fun to make cards with!

Don't forget in order to win you MUST:
1. Like my Facebook Page AND leave me a comment

and for a bonus entry:
2. Follow my blog and comment on this posting!

I just wanted to thank Candace, Michelle and the ENTIRE Jaded Blossom design team for welcoming me to the team this month!! I have had so much fun designing using their stamps :0)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Candaces Surprise Birthday Bash!!!!

Happy Birthday Candace!! :0)

If you got here from Jenny's blog you are in the right place, if you found this Surprise Birthday Bash by accident make sure you start at the beginning and start celebrating with Kim. :0)

We are celebrating Candace's birthday! I made her a fun birthday card using Jaded Blossom stamps!! The sentiment is from the "Nerd" set, because Candace is a self proclaimed nerd!!

I also decorated a chipboard letter "C" to send to Candace. This was my first attempt at a chipboard letter and I hope you like it :0)

I hope Candace was surprised to see this Surprise Birthday Bash celebrating her birthday!! I hope she had a great birthday! :0)

Make sure to leave me a comment and become my follower before you hop to your next stop---the talented Raven! Blog candy will be chosen from all the stops today!!

Happy Happy Birthday Candace!!!!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

All ears!

Happy Friday!! :0) I am so very excited to be posting as the guest designer for Jaded Blossom! I love these stamps because they are so versatile & fun to use. I am using a stamp today from the Easter Owl set!!

This is the first project that I made with this set. I am a Disney fan and this sentiment worked perfectly with this cut!

Here is a close up of the stamp:

I can't tell you how much fun I have had this month, being a part of this creative and talented group of Jaded Blossom designers! Beyond being super supportive these ladies are truly sweet and welcomed me with open arms! I love these stamps and have had a great time getting to play with them and share my creations. THANK YOU SO MUCH CANDACE & MICHELLE! :0)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine treat holder!

Happy Valentine's Day!!! I posted an Easter treat holder last week and wanted to share with you my Valentine's Day version of it! I made this using the same template, scoring in the same places--just made this one a little narrower- 3 inches wide. I put two snack size Butterfinger candy bars standing up side by side inside and decorated the front with some plaid paper. I stamped my Jaded Blossom "I Hoot you" owl and colored him up with my copics and added a little stickles. :0) I hope you like this quick little treat holder as much as I do! :0)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Hop winner!!!!!

First of all---THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who made such nice comments on my projects!! And to everyone who is a new follower on here and on Facebook! You guys are great! :0)

I got the BEST mail ever today!! My order from JADED BLOSSOM! I order on FRIDAY and live in snowy Pennsylvania clear across the map from the Jaded Blossom Girls in sunny California and STILL got my order today! Yay-I even let out a little squeal when I opened it! (just like the stamps say!!)
Ok Ok! On to the winner!!!
Chosen by '' the winner is........Cyndi S!!! Congrats! :0)

Send me an email at and then you will get to squeal a little when you get your Jaded Blossom Stamps in the mail!!! :0)

Thanks again to everyone who commented and a special thanks to Candace & Michelle for selecting me to be the guest designer this month for Jaded Blossom!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Blog Hop Friday!!

Jaded Blossom

If you are coming from Ricketts Cricuts you are in the right place. If you found my post by accident- you do NOT want to miss this hop-so head on over to Jaded Blossom and start at the beginning!! Make sure to leave a comment on each blog so you can win the awesome blog candy Jaded Blossom is offering!!

I LOVE these stamps and I am SO excited that I was asked to be the very first guest designer at Jaded Blossom. This Jaded Blossom design team is AMAZING and super sweet on top of their creativity! I am so happy to have gotten the chance to create with them!!

These stamps are super fun and I made quite a few projects for this hop. (Well, it is my FIRST ONE EVER!) OK so I might have gone a little over board with the projects—but you will too when you get these stamps! They are so fun and so versatile! Let's get to it:

First up I have a treat holder that holds a “Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg” The card stock is 4 inches wide and 10 inches long. I then scored the card stock at 1", 4 1/2" and 5 1/2".

I decorated the front with a polka dot paper and used the Jaded Blossom Petal stamp set “EASTER OWL”. (isn't he cute!) I love this treat holder because you can alter it to fit any size candy you like. Take a look at this!

Next up we have some fun treats bags!! I used a cone bags from Jaded Blossom , some ribbon and added a tag on each. I missed matched the shapes on the tag (oval inside and scalloped circle outside) because I wanted the tags to look “egg” shaped. I used stamps from Jaded Blossom stamp set "EASTER TREATS" and "BUNNY POOP". The first cone bag is filled with “Cheese Nip" crackers and the other one it filled with “Bubble Yum” Easter egg gum balls!

The next project was really, really fun to make! I found these "PEEP" stickers at Hobby Lobby this past weekend and as soon as I saw them this card idea popped into my head! I traced the pink "PEEPS" by using another sticker in the set as a guide. The polka dot paper is from DCWV DOTS STRIPES AND PLAIDS stack. Then I put on some flowers and bling, added a ticket shape punch, added some ribbon from my stash and I used the Jaded Blossom stamp set "EASTER TREATS"!

Well here's your chance to tell me what you think of the projects I made AND enter to win some BLOG CANDY!!!!!!! On top of the prizes that Jaded Blossom is giving away on this release, I've decided to give away some ADDITIONAL blog candy!! To be eligible to win you must leave a comment (include an email or some way for me to tell you if you win) AND become a follower of my blog!

Leave a comment + become a follower of my blog = chance to win all 3 of the stamps used in the projects for my post today!!! How AWESOME is that?!

Did you think I forgot about the bunny poop I teased you with on my sneak? Nope!!! You get one more project! BUNNY POOP!!

I used the stamp set "BUNNY POOP" and a 1x8 bag from Jaded Blossom! Here is a close up of both sides of the bag topper!

I hope you had as much fun as I did on this stop of the Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Blog Hop--
Thanks for joining me on my very first blog hop!! :0)

Now jump over to my friend Candace at Paper Crafts by Candace to see her awesome project!

P.S. If you would like to 'like' my Facebook page there might ;0) ;0) be a prize give away at the end of the month to celebrate my guest designer spot here at Jaded Blossom!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jaded Blossom Sneak

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am excited to share with you a sneek from the new Jaded Blossom stamp release this coming Friday!!

Now if you follow me on Facebook you might have seen a version of this card. If you don't follow me on Facebook-use the link at the top of this page and hop on over there and like my FB page! I will be doing a give away at the end of the month!! :0)

The original card was cute-but plain. And missing something!

SO--I added some grass at the bottom,gave the bunny a super cute bow (and an eyeball!) and added a stamp from Jaded Blossom's new release and
Much better! I made about 12 or so of these cards this winter- when I was feeling not so spring like-I think that the cards are all getting stamped to spruce them up!

Don't forget Jaded Blossom is releasing new stamps on Friday! Make sure not to miss this release hop! (It's my FIRST hop EVER!!) There will be blog candy!!!!!!!!

Jaded Blossom

AND just because I am SO SUPER EXCITED to be the first ever guest designer for Jaded Blossom (and I can't keep a secret to save my life!) There might be some bunny poop ;0)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Jaded Blossom Monthly Challenge and SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCMENT!!!

Happy Sunday! :0) I am so over the moon excited to share an announcement with you!! If you know me you know I am not a great secret keeper--I like to give presents early because I can't keep it to myself what I bought!! WELL I have been sitting on a secret for a week!!!! (That is a super long time for me!) And I FINALLY get to share the news!
Candace and Michelle from Jaded Blossom asked ME to be a their very first guest designer!!!!
Eeeeeeek! Can you believe it!? I am so excited to share with you the amazing stamps that these talented ladies have created and get to work with such a GREAT group of crafty Jaded Blosson girls!! This means I will be participating in my VERY FIRST Blog Hop! Next Friday Jaded Blossom is having a stamp release Blog Hop!!
Make sure you hop through this super talented line-up of Jaded Blossom's Design team to see all the new release stamps! AND because I am SUPER EXCITED to be a guest designer this month I am going to offer some SUPER AWESOME Blog candy!!!!!!! Oh-I forgot to mention that my blog candy is in ADDITION to the SUPER AWESOME Blog candy that Jaded Blossom is offering!!!! I'm telling you don't want to miss this!! ALL NEW SUPER CUTE stamps, a line-up of SUPER creative designers AND BLOG CANDY!!! Really!?! Does it get any better? :0)

Actually IT DOES get better!! Today is the first monthly challenge over at Jaded Blossom!

This month is a valentine challenge and I LOVE LOVE LOVE to make valentines!! I have a valentine to share with you that I made with my sweetie in mind! His favorite colors are black, grey and red--so I made my valentine with the same colors! He will just love ANOTHER card from me! HAHA! Here is my valentine!!

I used a stamp from Jaded Blossom's Valentine Treats! I love this set because there are so many ways to use these stamps. The heart is punched from Creative Memories heart punch at 1 1/2". I used DCWV Glitter Stack paper for the pattern paper background, a plain piece of black cardstock and the head phones are cut from the Cricut cartridge 'Wrap It Up'. I finished it with a Holiday Inspirations ribbon from Joann Fabrics.

Don't forget to visit Jaded Blossom and share your project!

PHEW---that was a lot to get hit with in one post! Let's have a re-cap:
My FIRST EVER Design Team Guest Designer Spot!
My FIRT EVER Blog Hop! (with Super good blog candy!)
NEW Stamp Relase from Jaded Blossom!!
And a Monthly challenge!!
NOW if that isn't a SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCMENT I don't know what is!!! Make sure to become a follower of my blog and stay tuned for more projects :0)

Friday, February 3, 2012

February = LOVE

I love St. Valentine's Day! I love sending valentines. I have been working on some fun cards to mail to my family and friends. However some of my crafty friends are doing a card drive to send valentines to those who need a smile this St. Valentine's Day.

Trish and Heather are doing a Valentine's Day Card Project. They are making cards to give to local Nursing Homes for Patients that don't have anyone. Their goal is to put a smile on their face and send them some love. If anyone is interested in helping them they would appreciate it. They will need to have the cards dropped off or mailed to the shop ( address below) by Feb. 10th so that they can be delivered Feb. 13th. They would like to continue with projects similiar to this so if there is a family, a patient somewhere or a organization that they could help by sending them cards to make their day better please let them know.

Tomorrow's Heirlooms Scrapbook
1047 Allegheny Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Thank you in advance for helping!