Saturday, July 23, 2011

I am not missing in action buy I am missing crafting!

I sure miss being on here and blog hopping!  I miss crafting and challenges!  I hope to be back real soon.  My mom came to visit and when she arrived she was very sick.  I called for the ambulance after a couple days and it turns out she has had pneumonia, collapsed lung, lung cancer, and blood clots in her leg and lung.  I have been her caregiver along with being a caregiver for my husband and our 3 girls so I just haven't had time to craft :(  I hope to be back very, very soon!  Many prayers would be appreciated for my mom to pull through and become a cancer survivor again. 

Happy Crafting and much Hugs!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blogger Award

I thought I posted this Blog Award a long time ago!  I just seen I saved it as a draft instead of posting it to my blog!  I am so sorry Paula!

Thank you Paula from Raspberry and Lime Designs for nominating me to recieve this award!

Now, the rules are:
State 3 things that make me different from everyone else, 
and nominate 5 other bloggers to receive the "My Blog has Attitude Award."

3 unique things about me would be...

1. I think I spend more time trying to shop for craft items I want then actually using them!
2. Most days I swear I am the most organized disorganized person there is.  (If this doesn't make sense I am not sure it should!  LoL...  But what I mean by this is that I start doing one thing and get interupted so many times in a day that all my organization habits get put aside.)
3. I love The Sims games for the designing aspect of the games but gave it up for crafting!  I think I should have stuck with the Sims.....It was a much cheaper hobby!

I nominate My Blog has Attitude Award to the following 5 bloggers:

2. Alma at Alma's Pink Life
4. Christine at Scrapbooking Technique
5. Gloria at Girlia's Cards

Thank you for sharing all of your very talented creativity on your blogs!  You always bring me and many others tons of inspiration!

Hugs, Angel

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Just Because Laney Bug Card

This is the first Easel Card I have ever made.  I really wanted to make one for a little angel's parents that lost their 3 year old daughter.  Her name is Delaney Wadsworth they called her Laney Bug because she loves Ladybugs.  Delaney passed away 2 weeks ago due to 100% fatal brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).  If you are interest in her story you can find her journey on Facebook at Prayers for Delaney.  You can also read an awesome article view pictures and watch a video of her here.  There is an address for the family on her facebook page and in the article at the link above if you are interested in sending her family a card. 

I made this card for Delaney's family but also wanted to incorporate it into challenges to try and bring more awareness for DIPG.  I realize it is not a traditional type of card for a grieving family but it is what I felt I had to create with her in mind.

Basic Grey Urban Prairie Patterned Papers
Digi Image from Crafty Sentiments
Wild Card Cartridge - Just Because Sentiment (size 5.0)
Walk in My Garden Cartridge - Tulip (size 2.7)
"Just Because" Cards Cartridge - Ladybugs (size 2.3) Oval (6.0)
Dew Drop Memento Inks for Tulip stems & Oval
Prima - Got Flowers? Mulberry Paper Flowers
Recollections yellow flower brads
We R Memory Keepers Magnetic Twist Trimmer - Deckle
Green Button

Easel Card
Regular card size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Vertical card
Start out with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock and score at 5 1/2" and 8 1/4".
Your card front piece will measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fantastic Follower Giveaway!! Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge!!

Want to enter into a Fantastic Giveaway?  Run on over to Love To Crop! and enter to win here.  You could win the Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cartridge!  The winner will be announced on my birthday March 29th so it would be awesome for me to win...right?  : ) Yes I know it would be awesome for whoever wins!  Good Luck!


Circle Weekly Challenge #24: St. Paddy's!

The Challenge: Use rainbow colors OR a monochromatic green color scheme on your project. We also want to see you add a touch of gold somewhere on your project.

Yes I is yet another decorated tree.  ; )  I really wanted to make St. Patrick's Day Cards for my girls to enter into the challenge or tags for the gift boxes but on of my little girls kept getting up all night and my time line for getting them done was gone.  I only had time to make them green cookies with green frosting and slip them into quickly made gift boxes.   

Doodlebug Holiday Tree
Peachy Keen Critter Faces Stamps PK-754 Set A Medium
Simply Charmed Cartridge --
Leprachan 3.5
Rainbow with pot of gold 2.5
Lucky Phrase & Shadow 2.0
Designer's Calendar Cartridge --
4 Leaf Clovers 2.5
Emboss with various patterns and ink
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge --
3 Leaf Clovers 2.0
Best Friends Imagine Cartridge --
3 rectangle borders (size 2.5) fill with 3 different colors to make the rainbow stripes on the base
(cut stripes in half length wise and trim ends to make length to 9.5 inches)
Imagine Stock Image for the tree topper to place phrase onto 3.0
Ink edges of base and topper
Cut strips of Gold Paper for Base using Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors
Hang with Eyelets and DMC Floss
Pretty much all the cardstock colors chosen for my project was custom color and printed from the Imagine.
TFL and Happy St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 11, 2011

February Circle Magazine Contest: Cricut Everyday!

Contest Rules: Use at least 3 Cricut Cuts from the Cricut Everyday Cartridge in the design.

Surround Yourself
I used the Everyday Cartridge to decorate my tree I keep on my desk to decorate for each season/holiday.  Now I have my Surround Yourself Tree for in between the holidays.  My girls love decorating the tree.  We have only had it a couple months but they are learning that we make decorations for the tree together.  My 3 year old helped hang some of the ornaments on the tree and she even picked out a few of the colors for a couple of the craft items and glued  them together.

Now I can only hope I have been a good girl and Cricut will come and bare Gifts like Santa and leave me some nice crafting goodies under the tree ; )

The base of the tree is decorated with my Circle boxes and Confetti I recieve my Circle Cartridges in.
I carefully removed the cardboard and glued the pretty green circle paper to white cardstock. 
The size is 2 pcs. cut at 9.5 x 4.75 and tape together at the corners on the backside.  It will then slide on and off the base easily for storage. 

Doodlebug Holiday Tree
Cricut Everyday Cartridge
JT Imagine Cartridge (only used for some of the solid color palette)
Circle Boxes...cardboard removed and cut to fit base of tree 2 pcs 9.5 x 4.75 and taped together so you can slide on and off base of tree
Circle Confetti that came in box with membership cartridge to fill base of tree
Purple Cuttlebug 3.0 (cut from Gypsy)
Expression 1.75 (cut from Gypsy)
Scissors 2.25 (cut from Gypsy)
Rest of items were cut from Imagine or Expression-
Gypsy Icon 2.5
Gypsy 2.0
Your Story 2.7
Cartridges 2.0
Circle Head Logo 3.5
Imagine 3.5
Cuttlebug Machine 3.0
Cricut Head 4.0
Jukebox 4.0
Ink Bottles 4.5
Tree Topper Cricut 7.0  (used ATG to glue around top and sides and left bottom to put on tree top)
Ink Pad 3.0
Cricut Boxes 4.0
Live Laugh Scrap 2.0
Scallop 2.5
I used a flipped image for every item made and glued them together so it wouldn't look white on the opposite side of the tree.
Most paper was printed with custom colors from my Imagine.  I have some of the codes if you want any just send me a message or post. 
Used Eyelets and DMC floss to hang decorations on tree