Saturday, February 23, 2013

Song Inspired... the theme for this week's challenge at My Time To Craft.  I just love this scrapbook page:
Can you guess the song?  

This is a photo of my husband as a little boy.  The first time I saw it, I knew it had to be scrapbooked!  In addition to the sanded cardstock, cowboy boot, and hat, I love the burlap bow!  Now, can we talk about that adorable little boy?????

Be sure to stop over at My Time To Craft to see the rest of the Design Team inspiration. You won't be disappointed!

The song?  Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys - but, you knew that. Didn't you?

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Men Only

That's it for this week - create somethng that is for a man.  I created this:

Nothing says "Man" like a mustache and some cash!  
The inside says, " A Little Stash for You".

This card was made entirely with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.

Be sure to stop by My Time To Craft to see what the fabulous Design Team has created for you.  Then get into your crafting space and make  something to share with us!

Have a great weekend - it's a 3-day one for me.  Can't wait!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

And the Winner Is.....

Sarah Biswabic!
Congratulations, Sarah!  You were chosen randomly from all of the commenters to enjoy this beautiful stamp set. 
You have 7 days to contact me with your mailing information.

Thank you to everyone to took the time to stop by and leave me a comment.  I read them all and can't thank you enough.  
I hope you'll continue to visit!!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Layouts for $5!

February is sure to be a month of digital delights because you can purchase 
any Studio J®  layout for only $5*—that’s a savings of $1.95 per layout! This is a 
great opportunity to try Studio J for the first time. Create adorable baby layouts 
with the Wishes and Fishes kit (shown), or use the new Express Collections with 
collections of 10 ready-made layouts plus a front and back cover that are easy 
to use and professionally designed. Preserve your memories at a low price for 
a truly digital delight!

Just click on the SHOP button at the top of my blog to get started!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Be Mine Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and my stop along this hop! If you just arrived from Liz's blog, you're in the right place. I hope you're enjoying all of the great artwork!!  Here's a little Valentine's Day decor that I created:

This project started out here:
That's right, just a heart made out of wood.
After tracing the heart, I covered it in Tulip cardstock and edged it with some lace.I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut all of the roses in Smoothie, Hollyhock, and Tulip cardstock.  (Don't forget, all of these products are available by clicking on the SHOP button at the top of my blog.)  I finished the flowers off with a pearl in the center of each one. 

I'm so glad you're here and I hope you'll take some time to look around.  In the meantime, I'd like to offer some Blog Candy.  After all, it's almost Valentine's Day and it's a Blog Hop!  Here's what you need to do to be entered into the drawing:
1.  Leave a comment.
2.  Become a follower of my blog.
3.  Share my Blog Badge and give-away on your blog.  If you don't have a blog, maybe you can share on Facebook.
Here's the Candy:
This beautiful acrylic stamp set  is no longer available from Close To My Heart , but you can win it here.  One winner will be chosen randomly on Thursday, February 14th!

Your next stop on this blog hop is Marji.  
Ashley also has Candy for you.  Be sure to check it out!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!

Linking to Heart 2 Heart.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Decoupaged Clipboard

This is one of those projects that I've been wanting to do for a long time.  I just love the look of re-purposed clipboards and now was the time:

These photos give you a look at both sides.  This was an easy project, although, I will say it was time-consuming.  Now that's it's finished, it was definitely worth it!  Here is how I did it:
I used an old clipboard that had been begging to be re-purposed!  I used some sandpaper to "rough-up" the surface and applied a thin layer of Mod Podge with a foam brush.  I carefully place the paper on the clipboard and used my brayer to smooth any bumps and/or bubbles.  The back was the easy part. The front took a little more ingenuity.

First, I made a template so  I could cut the paper to fit around the clip:

I used the template to cut the paper:

This is where I had to be creative. The clip is not removable, so I had to use a clamp to hold the clip open during all of the "Mod Podging".  I used 5 layers of Mod Podge.

When everything was dry, it was time to add the bling.  I had some in my stash, but went to the store to buy more.  Here is a close-up of the clip:

E-6000 was used as the adhesive.
I'd love to hear what you think of this little project...
In the meantime,
My Time To Craft is having a Decoupage Challenge this week.  Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the Design Team has created!

Till next time - Stay Crafty, Everyone!
And, don't forget, tomorrow I'm, participating in the Be Mine Blog Hop.  You don't want to miss it!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Love is in the Air

It's February and that means it's almost Valentine's Day!  Are you ready?  If you need some inspiration, you've come to the right place!  
My Time To Craft is celebrating with "Love is in the Air".  
I love the fact that this card was made with scraps.  That's right, I had all of these strips of paper left-over from Roxie - just perfect for this card.  The hearts were cut with Cricut Artiste cartridge using the new Glitter Paper from Close To My Heart - one of my new favorite products!  Be sure to click the picture of the Idea Book on the right side of my blog to see all of the new products from Close To My Heart
You're going to LOVE this new Idea Book!

Be sure to stop over at My Time To Craft to see more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Happy Crafting!

I'm also linking this post to Heart 2 Heart & Die Cuttin' Divas.