Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Patriotic - Sending you a little prayer . . .

- that God will keep you in his care.
(Inside & Out stamp set #2)
 
Hello my crafty friends!  I was so inspired by all of the projects you have entered in my 'Seeing Stars' challenge, that I thought I would make a patriotic card too.  :)

Click HERE to enter the challenge!
I didn't use my Cricut on this card at all (gasp!). The die-cut tag is from Tattered Angels (custom cutouts rockin renaissance).  I inked the tag with Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut and Aged Mahoganey).  The eagle and the stars were pre-embossed on the tag and made to resist the ink (pretty cool!)


I used Navy Blue Crinkle Ribbon and my hand dyed Vintage Cherry Bakers Twine.  The paper is Crate Paper (red, tan scallop), My Little Shoebox (brown polka dot), and Bazzill (Solid blue).  


The stamped sentiment is from the Inside & Out #2 Stamp Set.  The button is from Fancy Pants Designs.

Challenges I am entering this card in:
My Creative Time - Cricutless and sketch
My Sheri Crafts #63 - Independence Day
Celebrate the Occasion - 4th of July
Craft us Crazy - Red, White & Blue 
Use it Tuesday - Red, White & Blue 
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Red White & Blue
Sentimental Sundays - Colors of your nations flag
Party Time Tuesdays - 4th of July


Have a wonderful day/evening!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Challenge #14 - Seeing Stars

It's time for another Monday Challenge!  

This weeks Challenge:  Seeing Stars!
(Use a star somewhere on your project)

Inspiration from my wonderfully talented Design Team!:
Marlene
Don't you just love all of the fun little bows, balls and curly goodness Marlene added?!?!


Amber
I love the vintage twine on Amber's cute banner and her little one is an absolute doll!!

 
Kate
I absolutely love the fun shape of Kate's card and all of the great patterned paper she chose!


Joy
Don't you just love the cute 'Cow Jumps over the moon' nursery rhyme theme?!?!

 
These projects were made using:

Stamp Sets
Sweet Sentiments #1
Sweet Sentiments #2
 
Buttercup
Denim
Vanilla Bean

Bakers Twine
Vintage Cherry
Chocolate
Baby Blue 


This weeks Prize:
The June/July issue of the fabulous Cricut magazine!



Link here for a chance to win!







We have a winner (randomly picked) from last weeks challenge!
I had so much fun looking at all of your sweet projects last week - thanks for joining the fun!



Congratulations # 15 - Raechel (Raechel's Cards)

Be sure to grab your challenge winner button on the left side bar and email me with your address so I can mail your prize (bakers twine from the twinery)! 


Design Team Top 3 Picks:

  
Amanda


Gigi


Saundra

 
Lisa

  
 Congratulations!  
Be sure to grab the html code for your Top 3 button on the left side bar!

Have a Sweet day!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thoughts for Sunday - Moments that Matter Most

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!  Here is a sweet video that reminds me about what matters most in life:



This video was produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Design Team member!

Good morning my crafty friends!  
I am happy to announce a new addition to the My Craft Spot Design Team!

  
You may remember Marlene from a spotlight I did on her at the beginning of the month.  
Click HERE to check it out if you missed it!

 Be sure to check out her awesome blog!



Here are some more fun projects made by Marlene:
(Click on the project title for a link to her original post!)











Be sure to head on over to Marlene's blog to see more of her great projects!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer sunshine!


Click HERE for this weeks SWEET Monday Challenge!
(The prize is bakers twine from the twinery!)

I love summer!  Here is a fun, Sun-Shiny card I made for DT day at Celebrate the Occasion.


The card base, cut at 5 inches, is from the Birthday Bash cartridge.


The fun papers are from an Echo Park pad (Thanks Ally!)


The sun was cut at 10.47 inches from the Wild Card cartridge and the blue circle is 3.55 inches real dial size. 


I used Lemon Drop Bakers Twine and the stamped sentiment is from Sweet Sentiments #2.


The cute face stamp is from Peachy Keen Stamps. I used glossy accents and lots of stickles (I may have overdone it!)


I am entering this card in the following fun challenges:

Getting Cricky - Face it!
Anything Goes - Here comes the Sun! 
Gimme a Break - Anything Summer

Have a happy sun-shiny day!

Monday Challenge #13 - How Sweet it is!

It's time for another Monday Challenge!  

This weeks Challenge:  How Sweet it is!
(Use some sweet treat on your card or project)

Inspiration from my very talented Design Team!:

Amy
Don't you just love the big bow and all of the fun details Amy added to her card?
 I love Jenny's sweet banner - and the caramel apples look good enough to eat!




Ally made this cute treat jar for  her neighbor kids to take on their road trip.  How fun is that!?!?!



These projects were made using:

Stamp Sets
Sweet Sentiments #1
Sweet Sentiments #2
Inside & Out #2

Cherry Red
Maraschino

This weeks Prize:
Sweet colors from the twinery!
Click HERE to see all of the fun colors of Bakers Twine at My Craft Spot!



Link here for a chance to win!






We have a winner (randomly picked) from last weeks challenge!
I had so much fun looking at all of last weeks projects - thanks for joining the fun!

Congratulations # 7 - Tella!

Be sure to grab your challenge winner button on the left side bar and email me with your address so I can mail your prize! 


Design Team Top 3 Picks:

  
 Gwen


 Karen


Jani

 
 Congratulations!  
Be sure to grab the html code for your Top 3 button on the left side bar!

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thoughts for Sunday #10

A very Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful men in our lives! 

Dad's are so important in a child's life!  I thought you might enjoy these fun little videos about the great relationship a Dad can have with his sons: 



and with his daughters:



These videos were produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Easy Bakers Twine Candies!

Hi everyone! 
 Click HERE for this weeks Monday Challenge!


Yesterday was my DT day over at She's a Sassy Lady so I thought I would share this fun project with all of you today.  I saw these fun bakers twine candies in the July 2011 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine and I just had to try them!  (They are super easy)


I used Honey Dew, Caribbean, and Blossom Bakers Twine.   The patterned paper is from Making Memories and Pebbles Inc.


 Scroll down for a video showing how I made these sweet bakers twine candies!


I used dimensional squares to give the candies a little lift.


The stamped sentiment is from Sweet Sentiments #2.


I cut the circles for the candies from the George cartridge (1 inch - real dial size), the square stamp frames are from Gypsy Wanderings (Shift-tag, button #45 cut at 1.35 inches)  I used my paper cutter to cut colored squares for the inside.


I used my sewing machine to stitch around the pink patterned paper and around each of the small squares.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart (doily edge)

Here is a video showing how to make these fun bakers twine candies!





Have a wonderful day  :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Challenge #12 - We love you, Dad!

It's time for another Monday Challenge!  

This weeks Challenge:  We love you, Dad!
(Make a card or special project for a Dad in your life.)


Inspiration from my wonderful Design Team!:

Amber
This is such a sweet layout! Preserving these special moments are what scrapbooking is all about!


Jenny
Don't you just love the beautiful butterfly on Jenny's pretty card?



Kate
What a fun gift bag!



Joy
Don't you just love all of the pretty patterned paper Joy used?


 
These projects were made using:

Stamp Sets
Sweet Sentiments #1
Sweet Sentiments #2
Inside and Out #1

Stormy Day
Sky Blue

Bakers Twine
Spring Green
Baby Blue


This weeks Prize:

 Your choice of one of the new crinkle ribbon sets!
Click HERE to see all of the new sets!



Link here for a chance to win!







We have a winner (randomly picked) from last weeks challenge!
I had so much fun looking at all of last weeks projects - thanks for joining the fun!


Congratulations # 24 - Sandi S!

Be sure to grab your challenge winner button on the left side bar and email me with your address  and 3 favorite ribbon colors so I can mail your prize! 


Design Team Top 3 (or 4, who's counting?!?!) Picks:

 Congratulations!  
Be sure to grab the html code for your Top 3 button on the left side bar!

Have a super day!
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