Saturday, January 5, 2013

JustRite Papercraft 2013 CHA Winter Release! Enjoy The Day!

CHA is right around the corner, and I sure wish I were able to travel to sunny California!  But instead I will celebrate CHA here from the comfort of my home. ; ) JustRite has come out with a boat load of new sets for CHA, and I am thrilled to share them with you over the next week!
This set is called, Enjoy the Day and it coordinates with Spellbinder's Vintage Labels Four. As you know, I LOVE glitter and went a little glitter crazy!  I covered the entire image with various shades of glitter. It was a bit putzy, but I loved the end result!
I decided to incorporate a lot of white space since my focal images was very glittery and colorful.  I used vellum to matte the image and 3 stripes of American Crafts Glitter tape.  (Just in case there wasn't enough glitter!) ; )
Here is the set in its entirety.......beautiful right?
These are the Spellbinder's dies that coordinate with this set.

Be sure to visit the other talented designer's blogs! They really showcase the versatility of this set!

Friday, January 4, 2013

First Birthday Invite and Cupcake Picks!

My winter break is coming to a close shortly.  I will miss being off and not having to chase like a crazy person!  It's not the working that I mind, but getting kids up and ready, and off to school.  It's the stuff you do after work, like therapy, cheer leading, etc that from time to time exhausts me! But they say a  full life is a sign of a happy life.  I guess most of the time I agree with that! ; ) 

Awhile back I was asked to create a first birthday invite and cupcake picks for the Cricut Circle Magazine.  I decided on these sweet giraffes from the Noah's Ark cartridge. I created a glassine pocket for my invite and added bits of lace, glitter, and rhinestones to girly it up. 
One of the cool elements of Noah's Ark is the ability to cut 3D animals.  This was perfect for cupcake picks!  I attached their bodies to a cute polka dot paper straw and added a large flower at the bottom.
Too bad I hadn't baked for the picture.  They would look way cuter in a cupcake!

Don't forget to leave a comment HERE for your chance to win a spot in Cindy's Card making Class!  The winner will be selected on January 9th! 
Tomorrow the JustRite Papercraft DT will reveal the first of many CHA releases! YAY! You are going to love all the new sets coming out!!! 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Card Class Giveaway!

Hi friends! I am guest designing for one of Cindy Coutts Designs Online Card Classes. This class is called Season of Love, and it's not just Valentine's Day cards and projects, although we will have that for you too. There are many ways to express love through friendship, encouragement, thinking of you, fun projects for kids and to make with your kids, wedding, engagements, anniversary and just because. The class runs during the week from January 10-24, 2013. We will be covering all of the above and creating some really fun projects together and I hope that you will join me! This is strictly a work from your own stash concept; however, we will have many vendor discounts exclusive to you. There are daily prizes for participants, a class message board and gallery. Our grand prize is a Big Shot with a few other big ticket prizes along the way too! From now until January 8, if you leave a comment on my blog and wear the Season of Love Badge on your blog linking back to, I will randomly draw a name and you could win this class for free! The winner will be announced on January 9. Be sure to leave a comment and tell your friends, and I will see you in class!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Blog Candy Winner!

I enjoyed reading all of your resolutions or "non-resolutions!" I myself, do not make resolutions.  I find that I don't stick with them.   Many of you stated that you set goals for yourself.  I like to set goals for myself as well, because I can do it continuously through the year.  I find that I am much more successful at achieving them.  But those of you that make resolutions, you are better women than I am! ; )  And kudos to you! 

Well the time has come to announce the blog candy winner.....I went to and number 15 was selected!  (If anyone knows how to paste the widget, please share. I am a bit computer challenged at times.) ; )

Number 15 was Melissa!  She said,"For New Years.. I want to cook healthier for my family. I always enjoy your blog, much happiness to you in 2013!

Thank you all so much for participating!  I am so glad I got to know a little bit more about each of you!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012......Hello Giveaway!

Blog Candy is now CLOSED
It is hard to believe how fast this year has gone.  I think that is a sign of getting older! ; ) 
 This has been a year of change, some good, some not so good.  But if nothing, I have learned to roll with the punches, and not sweat the small stuff.  I have learned that laughter IS The best medicine, and to ALWAYS appreciate what you've got.  My life isn't perfect, but for me, I have the perfect life.  I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Last year I made these little ditty's for the Cricut Circle Magazine.  It was a little New Year's invite and treat bag.  ( I really should have filled the treat bag for the photo. : ( 
I used a variety of cartridges here, Boys Will be Boys (numbers), Simply Charmed (Champagne bottle), and the Picturesque Cartridge (Card shape). 

I also used the Number Collage embossing folder for the purple background. I wanted to give the champagne a bit of pop, so I added purple tinsel to the top of the bottle. 
Now to celebrate the change of year, how about a little giveaway?  It is my way of saying thank you for a great year! For supporting me, and visiting me. 
ONE winner will get ALL of this!
What do you have to do?  
Tell me if you make New Year's resolutions.  If you do what are they?
If you would like a second chance to win, you can do any of the following:
Become a follower, post my giveaway on Pinterest, Facebook, or your blog.
Come back and leave me a second comment telling me you do so, and your name will be entered twice! 
A winner will be selected this Wednesday, January 2 at 10 PM CST.