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Sticking to Crafting!

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Setting: Me at the school bus pick-up in my yoga pants and T-shirt (yes, I have to rub in the fact I live in Southern California and it is February, however the tables will turn when you all can flush your toilets, water your lawns and have drinking water and we don’t in a few months).

The phone rings and as I am greeted by an ever-so-chatty-happy 5-year-old, I let it go to voice mail. Once in the car, I check my messages and it is from crafting guru Beth Kingston from Xyron. Of course I don’t waste time listening to the message and called the official spokesperson and face of Xyron, Beth Kingston back. She answered and I lost all intelligent thought process and morphed into a modern day crafting troglodyte. I am pretty sure she offered me a gig I applied for on the Xyron design team, because I accepted regardless if she did.

Apparently, they have not “fixed the glitch” and I am really not dreaming so I am super excited to announce I am officially a Xyron girl! Last night my head was so in the clouds that I burned dinner and my house could have caught on fire and I would not have noticed.

Today I am back to the “glamorous” duties of being a SAHM ,but with a huge smile and BIG skip in my step and beyond honored to have my name among the below talent.

Xyron Design Team

Jessica Barnett – special projects
Gini Cagle
Sharon Callis – international
Jenn Cochran

Ann Corbiere-Scott – special projects
Arin Flynn
Rhea Freitag
Virginia Fynes – international
Denise Hahn
Theresa Harris
Cristal “Pinky” Hobbs
Angela Holt
Karen Jiles
Shellye McDaniel
Shannon Morgan
Stacy Rodriguez
Laurel Seabrook – international
Katie Skiltin – international
Lori Williams
Yvonne Yam – international

A Fun Congratulations Card

I have a dear new buddy that I call “BBB” (Best Blog Buddy) aka Lee Lee Cards Designs. We have formed a cyber friendship with crafting, the love for animals, being California girls,  and a sassy sense of humor being a common thread.  She just found out that she was accepted to be on her first design team for Getting Cricky starting this May.  I am super happy for her especially since she just started blogging her creations last September!

I made this card to send her for a congratulations (which I know she will see here before it gets to her via mailman). I used images from Best Friends Imagine cart, since that is one of her favorite Imagine carts!   Congrats BBB!

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “sharing in a crafty bloggin’ buddy’s success”.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Imagine Best Friends for bottom banner and balloons and Hopscotch for the sky background

Eyelets – Jo-Ann’s

Baker’s Twin – Mycraftspot.com

Stamp: My Pink Stamper -Happiest Moments

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Pop dots

Design Call For My Pink Stamper!

Yes, even though I am a neophyte in this whole wonderful world of “blografting” (blogging about crafting – my total made up word).  I have decided that I would jump out on a ledge and apply for one of the coveted spots of the My Pink Stamper Design Team.  The competition is steep and I am in awe of the talent and passion I am finding as I dig deeper into the world of “blografting”. 

The assignment is to make a card or scrapbook page using my fav Cricut cartridge and the colors: orange, turquoise, green and brown.  Right now I am in LOVE with animal prints and that is a good thing since they are very much “in” right now. 

This week I was thumbing through the Hanna Andersson catalogue and it was full of the cutest clothes that were animal print. That inspired me to go out on a ledge and do a card incorporating animal print and flowers.

 

 

 

Recipe:

  • Card Base:  I lucked out and found blank 4×6 cards with envelopes in the dollar bins at Michael’s in sets of 8 so I have been using those as a base.
  • Paper: Anna Griffin  Peyton Collection (leopard print), Michael’s individual sheets for purchase (turquoise bubble paper), Die Cuts with a View Glitter Stacker (orange) and Die Cuts with a View Cotton Bloom Stack.
  • Cartridge: Walk in my Garden
  • Ribbon: turquoise grosgrain ribbon I got off Ebay years ago and a brown dainty ribbon I had in my stash I have for years.
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper: Simply Sweet Occasions
  • Stamp Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso
  • Flower:  Daisy on “Blackout setting” at 3 inches for both flower and components
  • Leopard paper was cut 2.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length. 
  • Green cardstock from Cotton Bloom Stack was cut to 1.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length.
  • I did the “cheater” method with the ribbon attachment (taping the end of the ribbon to the back of the paper)
  • Dimensionals were used for the orange glitter flower and the smaller circle in the middle of the flower.
  • Hot glue was used to attach the bow.
  • I added a final embellishment of “bling” to the flower and ribbon. Self adhesive rhinestone strips by Recollections.

I had a blast creating something very simple that is super flirty, trendy and fun.  The cherry on top of this fun creation is that it will be mailed out next week to thank my sister-in-law for a ton of hand-me down books for my kiddos.