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Little Girls are made of Rainbow & Unicorn Magic

Hi all and happy Friday!  I am super excited to share a fun and VERY easy banner I recently made for a birthday party of a close family friend.  The theme was what any six-year-old little girl would want, Rainbows and Unicorns!  I wish I could say I came up with this idea on my own, but with time not being my friend, I pulled inspiration from this amazing banner I found on PINTEREST! Thank goodness for Pinterest!

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I actually dusted off my Circut to make the banner bases and letters with the Storybook cart, but the star of the show came from Miss Kate Cuttables over at the Silhouette Store.  I ended up un-grouping and filling each layer with color and then grouping the colored layers back together.  I set the cut to OUTLINE only and then ran through the printer and cut.

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I punched holes at the top and secured with some American Craft ribbon, added some stickles, gems and a couple rainbow stickers and called it done in about an hour.

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I love when time-pressed projects come together like this one did.  I happened to be over at my friend’s house this week and saw the banner hanging in her little girls room… now that made me smile and made me love my hobby  passion more!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “girls are made of rainbow and unicorn magic” pie with me.

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday 

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Fantabulous Cricut Challenge “Get Organized Cricut Crawl!” and BLOG CANDY!

Yay!  Welcome to Fantabulous Cricut’s “Get Organized Cricut Crawl”!  If you came from Brianna ‘s fun project, then you are in the right place!  If you have just joined me, this fun challenge crawl starts HERE !  There are fun blog candy along the way and a fun challenge prize sponsored by FCCB!

Here’s how the Crawl will work

 1. The crawl will begin at FCCB. Participants will visit each Design Team member’s blog to view their FANTABULOUS projects. Participants may follow the provided links at each blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always return to FCCB to follow the links to our Design Team members’ blogs.
2. There will be prizes along the way at some of the Design Team blogs, so be sure to check out the goodies up for grabs! *You must meet the Design Team members’ stated criteria to be eligible for the individual prizes. Please see each DT member’s blog for details and directions.*
3. There will also be one GRAND PRIZE at FCCB!! That prize will be awarded to a participant that meets the challenge criteria and posts a link to their project below, drawn randomly by Random.org. Just like every other Challenge Me Monday.

NOW FOR MY PROJECT AND BLOG CANDY! 

In just a few hours we will be watching the ball drop and saying goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013!  One of my New Year’s resolutions is REALLY get organized!  I am a organized person, but with a busy schedule of having a three and four year old and as my crafty blog hobby grows, I find that time is NO longer on my side and refining some of my organization IS A MUST!

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I since I am now on multiple design teams I really need to keep track of my deadlines.  The system of using my Iphone calendar was working, but just was not feeling right. I tend to be old school with calendars and my schedules, I need to be able to physically write it down and see everything at one glance.  I found this planner calendar in the Target $ bin and decided this would be perfect!  It is portable,  yet big enough for notes and to see it at one glance.
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Using paper from a Recollections stack, I covered the planner using an ATG, added some ric-rack, ribbon, and buttons. I inked the edges with Holiday Red from Close to My Heart and used Glue Dots to attach the ribbon and button (the curly ribbon was wrapped around a 1/4 inch dowels using clothespins to fasten each ribbon end and was baked at 200 degrees for 20 minutes).  Using Cricut Craft Room, I cut some vinyl out from Expressionsvinyl.com using the Storybook font. Then I added it to the planner using transfer tape.  The colors of the planner match my craft room and I am thrilled I am starting out the New Year already getting a handle on organizing my busy life.

 THE BLOG CANDY!  

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As many of you know I am a designer for the fantastic manufacture GLOBECRAFT & PICCOLO.  I LOVE their products and one of my favorite products to work with is their sparkle glitter coupled with their adhesive/finishing glaze Glastique that rivals Mod Podge.  What is up for grabs is a bundle set of the Pure Sparkle Silver Glitter, 1 oz. Glastique Matte  and a pretty vintage book board images!  All you have to do is be a  follower of my blog,  leave a comment and LIKE me HERE on Facebook!  Winners will be announced on Friday! Please be sure I have a way to contact you or your prize will be up for grabs to another lucky crawler! 
Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting organized with some fun bling for free” pie with me!

Now Let’s Get Back To Crawling Along!

Here’s the Line Up

Missy – http://www.quickchickdesigns.blogspot.com
Tammy – http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com
Connie – http://www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com 
Jamie – http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com
Brianna – http://www.Bloeffelbein.blogspot.com
Arin – http://apieceoflifespie.com (YOU ARE HERE)
Cicily – http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com  NEXT UP!  
Cyndy –  http://arcyscraps.blogspot.com
Diana –  http://daisylovecreations.blogspot.com 
Nikki – http://craftycalamities.blogspot.com
Susie – http://www.susiecrafthappy.com
Janea – http://www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog # 139 – Holiday Wishes

Happy Cyber Monday! Thank you for taking a moment out of your cyber shopping for those great holiday deals to join in the challenge fun over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!  In step with the holiday season officially in full swing as of midnight this past Thursday, the challenge is to make a  holiday card!  Make sure you use  at least one Cricut cut and head on over and see what the design team has in store for your inspiration and link up a fabulous holiday card yourself!

For this card, I really wanted to break into some amazing holiday designer paper by Authentique (Yuletide and Jolly) I happened upon at my local scrapbooking store. I cut the card down to 5.5×4.25 inch (it fits in an A2 envelope).  I then cut down the next layer by a quarter of an inch and used a Chomp-A-Dile 1/2 inch to round out the edges.  I inked the edges of both the base card and first layer with Close to My Heart- Topiary.

Using Storybook cartrige,  cut two rectangles at 3 and 2.75 inches. I again rounded out the corners with a Chomp-A-Dial and inked the edges. The sentiment was from My Pink Stamper- Christmas Wishes.  The ink was Close to My Heart– Holiday Red. I finished this sentiment tag with Pop Dots for layering and twisted the waxed twine around the top layer.

For the candy cane, I used Gingerbread cartridge and cut the first layer only at 3 inches. I cut it 3 times and then using Pop Dots, I layered each candy cane. Using the Crop-A-Dile, I punched two holes into the top layer and then added the poinsettia brads.  I then added waxed twine bow using a Glue Dot.

Thank you for stopping by and head on over to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and link up an inspirational project! Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting into the Holiday Spirit” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Paper Issues – Happy Holidays

Best Witches!

Today I committed to get in the craft studio and get some stuff done that I had on the board before I allow Pinterest to over inspire me and I end up with twenty projects piled up half done!

Before I get into the details of how and why, I want to note that you may be seeing an” up in my game” with my photography.  My fellow design team member over at FCCB and newly found blog buddy, Holly, from Ribbons and Glue has been such a wonderful cheerleader and inspiration.  One of the things that I have really noted about her blog is her photography.  Granted her projects could be posed atop a trash can and no one would ever notice. However, her attention to detail, lighting and props really adds additional  WOW factor.  So if you see that some of my newbie staging looks somewhat familiar, yes I am gleaning from the MASTER and will settle in my own style soon enough.

Now on to the project! This is a little hat I picked up at Michael’s a few months ago with my sweet neighbor in mind. I wanted to make her a Halloween goody for her home.  Yes, I know that a few months ago would mean August, but Halloween comes out before the Fourth of July fireworks cool down.

I painted the hat with black craft paint (about three coats).  As the third coat was drying I dusted the whole hat with black glitter.  It added some pops of bling!  Then  I used some mini orange feather boa around the brim. Note: this stuff gets everywhere!  It is way worse than glitter!

Then with Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge I cut out 3 scalloped flowers at 5,6,7 inches and made the flowers (first time ever making these flowers and I have the hot glue burns to prove that!). I used buttons for the flower buttons. I  the made the little sentiment sign using My Pink Stamper’s Spooky Puns stamp set, Story Book Cricut Cartrige cut at 1.5,1.75 and 2 inches and embossed with Cuttlebug’s Musical Flourish. Attaching to a cut down skewer.

Linking Up To:

Pink Cricut – Link it Up Tuesday

Decorate to Celebrate – Halloween

Sunday Fun Day Link Party 

My Crafting Channel – Halloween

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Fall Colors

Paper Issues – Halloween Harvest

Paper Playtime #85

Little Scrap Pieces: Fun Fridays

Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays

Simply Create: Linky Party

Simply Crafts: Halloween

CraftyMess- Anything Goes

Cardz TV: Buttons and Boos

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keeping on task and leaning new things” pie with me! 

My First Guest Designer Spot with Getting Cricky!

My blog buddy, over at Leelee Card Design, is on the design team for K. Andrew Design at Getting Cricky.  I recently got some of her stamps and did a project with them and before I knew it, I was invited to be a guest designer for Getting Cricky that is showcased today!

Here are the two projects I did with included recipes.  They were super fun and I really did enjoy creating with her stamp sets. Head on over and check out her stamp line!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting cricky” pie with me.

Red Hatter Note Cards fit in A2 envelopes:

Cricut Cartridge: Forever Young (cut at 2 inches) and Stroybook (cut at 2 inches)

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots and Blossoms

Paper: Recollections

Ribbon: Crinkle Ribbon – My Craft Spot

Ink: Close to My Heart – Holiday Red

Sentiments: K. Andrew Designs Fashionable Friends

A Latte Note Cards fit in A2 envelopes:

Cricut Cartridge: Love You A Latte (cut at 8 inches, hide steam using Design Studio) Damask Decor (butterfly cut at 2 inches layer 1)

Paper: Stampin’ Up and KCompany Design paper

Ribbon: Stampin’ Up

Ink: Close to My Heart Chocolate

Sentiment: K. Andrew Design – Coffee & Tea for You and Me

I Have Been Doing a lot of Pie Making!

 . . . well at least a lot of crafting.  Outside of the already posted holiday projects I was up to my ears in crafting over the holidays.  Since then we have been batteling the stomach flu, colds and trying to get Christmas and my winter “spring” cleaning done. 

Santa was good to me this year!  I got a ton of  craft store gift cards and The Cinch.  I am still holding off on the Imagine, just becasue part of my Christmas/Birthday present from they hubs was re-doing my craft room.  So all things in moderation and I LOVE how my craft room is truning out!  Deciding to re-do my craft room in the full swing of all the projects was a bit nutty, but if you knew me, you would get that I have a VERY high energy level that does not know how to stop until my body stops me:-).

I am on the hunt for the Hello Kitty Cricut Cart that has been retired so I can do my almost 4 year old’s bithday stuff, if you know of a place I can find it, that is not going to cost a million dollars, please let me know.  I have been looking on Ebay and they are going for about $80-$100. 

So on to my projects and thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “wow no wonder I am a wee bit  Christmas Cheered Out” pie with me! 

Project 1: Idea came from My Pink Stamper’s 12 Days of Christmas

Project 2: Another idea  from My Pink Stamper’s 12 Days of Christmas for the lady that does my hair.  She lives in the “Christmas Candy Cane Lane” neigborhood and has the Charlie Brown themed house. She sits out with friends and family almost every night greeting the hundreds of people checking out the lights and I thought this would keep those sheer cutting hands warm.

Project 3: I made these cards for my nephews who were getting gift cards.  They liked them!

Project 4:  I made these pack of cards for all the ladies in our family.  I ended up making 3 in each set which came to 21 cards!  I did this kind of last minute. I used My Pink Stamper’s Sweetest Cupcake Stampset I won from a Blog Hop Challenge back in August.  I also used Once Upon A Princess Cartridge for the cupcake. All the ladies LOVED them!

Project 5: I made this for a sweet friend that got married on December 9th.  It was a very small and close wedding at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA.  I was one of the very few that were invited to the quiet and yet elegant event – I also made some tags for this event I posted about earlier this month.  I used a new stamp set I got from Close to my Heart, Cherish the Day! The cartrige I used was Storybook – Thank You setting.

Project 6:  My girls and I made this for my father-in-law’s birthday that was in early December.  He loves old cars, so we had fun doing some new tricks using Peachy Keen faces and Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge.

[Project 7:  Christmas cards for some bloggging buddies I have formed this year.  I used a Christmas stack from Papertreyink, Christmas stamp set from My Pink Stamper and the ortament came from Simply Charmed.

Taking Time for a Dear Friend!

I am in deep with Christmas project mode and I got a call from a friend that needed some help for making some last-minute thank you tags for a party she is throwing this week.   It is going to be a very special and elegant party so I did a few samples for her and this is what we came up with.  Thankfully they are done and in the safety of her hands and I am back onto Christmas crafty crazy!

Thanks for coming hand sharing a piece of “keeping your friends priority” pie with me.

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recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Storybook cut at 2 inches.  The card base was cut to business card size of 2 inches high and 3.5 inches long.

Cuttlebug – Embossing Folder Musical Flourish

Paper- belive it or not all scrap! Yay!

Stamp: My Pink Stamper – Everyday Life

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Ribbon: Celebrate It wire red 1 inch