Friday, October 29, 2010

I made the SweetSassyDiva DT!!!

Well guess what! I was picked to be a member of the SweetSassyDiva Design Team!!! Can you believe it! This is my very first design team so Im obviously super excited!!! YAY!

I made this pink scrapbook layout for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Pretty cute huh?

1 - 12x12 pink diamond patterned paper (mine is from the Paper Studio "the basics" 180 paper pack)
1 - 12x12 light pink with red heart pattered paper (mine is from Me & My Big Ideas "value paper pad")
1 - 8.5x11 light pink sheet of cardstock (from Recollections cardstock "Butterfly Wings")
1 - 8.5x11 medium pink sheet of cardstock (from Recollections cardstock "Butterfly Wings")
Once Upon A Princess (Cricut cartridge)
Accent Essentials (Cricut cartridge)
Tulle - mine was white and approx. 5x2 inches (any color would work)
1 - needle
1 - piece of thread, mine was white (any color would work) approx. 5 inches long
1 - light pink ink pad
pink glitter
ATG gun (any adhesive you use will work"
Zig glue pen (fine tip)
foam double sided tape

This layout also fits into the following challenges:

This weekend is gonna be SUPER busy! Tomorrow is Adam's birthday.. we still haven't carved our pumpkins and we have a LOT to carve.. need to do Jayden's photo shoot with pumpkins, Sunday is Halloween and we need to take Jayden treat or treating, and do her halloween costume shoot.. *sigh* not to mention Im making Adam beef brisket for dinner tomorrow and a banana cake from scratch so tomorrow is gonna be a BUSY day... just to add to the busy weekend.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Christmas Card

Made this super cute card the exact same way I made the reindeer card. A few differences.. I used penguins from Create A Critter for this one, no google eyes, layered some light blue with the white snow, different snow paper (it has glitter on it), added red glitter to the penguins scarfs, and some blue glitter to the "Holiday Cheer" stamp. For the inside I used different shades of blue paper, one is embossed with swiss dots the other embossed with divine swirls and the main paper was inked around the edges with blue ink. The card is held up with ivory bows instead of brads. This is another card I will be sending for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

This card fits into the following challenges:

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great candy giveaway!!

Hey everyone why don't you all head on over to SweetSassyDiva's blog and see how to enter for your chance to win a Pink ATG gun!!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inking Pink Blog Hop

Hey everyone.. if don't already know than its about time that you do! There is a HUGE blog hop going on for Breast Cancer Awareness. Tons of prizes and lots of inspiration.. and most importantly a bunch of touching stories that just might help save your life. Go check it out.. you can find one of the blogs on the hop HERE!

Monday, October 25, 2010


... and the winner is: #27

Thats you Playing With Paper, please email me at by Wednesday Oct 27 2010 at 2pm PST with your mailing address.

Sorry this post wasn't up as soon as I wanted it up (feeling a lil under the weather). It also took a little while to go through all of the comments and make sure the person met the requirements. Thank you everyone for entering my blog candy and being a part of this hop! I am planning to have another candy soon I already have stuff for my next candy set aside. This will most likely be a 100 follower candy. I'll make another post about that in the near future.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Made this cute lil card for the Caring Hearts Card Drive and a few challenges. This card fits into the following challenges:

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Leaf Thanksgiving card

I made this card for the Caring Hearts Card Drive today. This card also fits the following challenge:

There will be one more post after this one.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop & my 1st candy!

Good morning everyone! Thank you so much for joining us on this blog hop for a wonderful cause! This hop is to help encourage everyone to make a holiday (Thanksgiving/Christmas) themed card to be sent to the elderly living in a nursing home or care center. It really is a great thing to do, especially if we're all on here making cards anyway. Whats the harm in sending someone a smile? =) As if it weren't enough that sending a card is just a good thing to do, there are also many prizes to be won! All of the prizes can be viewed at the Caring Hearts Card Drive on Vera's blog (Ling's Design Studio). Vera is the amazing person behind this whole hop and card drive (well, it was her moms idea but it was Vera that set it all in motion)!

If you've come here from Heather Pulvirenti's blog than you're in the right spot! If not and you want join us on this hop please hop back to the beginning at Vera's blog!

I have made numerous cards for this card drive and plan on making many more to send too. It's such a great card drive that even my husband has joined me in making a few cards to send!

Today I will be showcasing my favorite card I've made so far. To make this cute easel card I used Create A Critter with my Cricut Expression. I cut the reindeer out at 2in and 1.5 inches. I skipped cutting out layer 2 on both of these reindeer. I started out with a white 6.5 inch x 5 inch card. I cut down the blue paper with white snowflakes down to 2.5 inches x 6.5 inches (2.5 is the card front when folded in half for the easel card). I then cut some white paper down to 6.5 inches and as tall as I wanted, I then ripped the white paper long ways (6.5 inches) numerous times and layered the white pieces on top of one another on the bottom half of the front (making sure to have it go over the 2.5 inch mark so that the snow would pop up when the card is standing). I put google eyes over the eye cuts on the reindeer and some brown scribbles 3D paint on their back to make spots. I used my ATG gun to adhere the blue paper and the layered (snow) white paper, then I adhered the reindeer to the snow (making sure that they too would be popping off of the top when folded to stand). For the inside of the card I used a 5.5 x 3.5 inch piece of light blue paper and ran it though my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then I adhered the blue paper to the middle of the inside of the card. The light cream colored paper is approx. 5in x 3in and I distressed the outter edge of the paper with red ink. I tied the red ribbon into a bow around the light colored paper, and used two tan brads and stuck them through the lighter paper only (so that the card can be held up). I then adhered the tan paper to the blue paper and ... TADA! It's finished! The stamp on the front of the card is a clear stamp from the Recollections set "Say It With Spirit" and I hand wrote the message on the inside with a red Zig marker. Turned out super cute!

Now... onto the candy! The part you've all been waiting for. Over $40 worth of candy. This candy includes (everything pictured above):
3 (three) sets of 3" clear alpha stamps by the Paper Studio (1 Q, 1 X & 1 Z)
2 (two) sets of unmounted rubber stamps by the Paper Studio (1 beach theme & 1 animal print)
2 cards & 2 envelopes by Colorbok
1 (one) set of 54 pieces of chipboard (shapes & alphabet)
1 (one) set of 15 chipboard tags by Colorbok
1 (one) set of felt bling pieces (3 felt flowers w/ bling and 1 felt frame w/ bling)
10 (ten) paper flowers in 5 different colors (dark pink, dark purple, mint green, white & turquoise)

How do you enter for a chance to win this candy? Simple...
1. become a follower of my blog
2. leave a comment on this post telling me "what your favorite part about the holiday season is" (PLEASE ONLY COMMENT ONCE!) & a way to contact you.

and 3. (this is not a requirement) since this whole entire hop is about the Caring Hearts Card Drive I would LOVE it if you would sent at least one card to this wonderful cause! But, obviously I cannot check to see if you've done so and Im not going to force you to.. this should be something you want to do!
(candy is only available to US residents due to shipping.)

You have until Sunday at 11:59pm pst to enter for a chance to win this candy! I will choose the winner using and post the winner on my blog on Monday. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with your mailing address. If I have not received a mailing address within 48 hours I will sadly have to choose another winner.

Your next stop on the hop is Jennifer Mcguire's Blog so hop on over and take a look at her beautiful cards!!

Remember if you get lost along the way just jump right to Vera's Blog

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Maternity LO & a trip to the hospital

Here is another page we made for Jaydens scrapbook. My brother took our maternity pics for us and since Adam is a Highway Safety Engineer for FHWA he thought it would be funny to do some of me walking like the guy on the signs and then he was gonna photoshop the guy into a pregnant girl lol.. he never got around to it but him and my brother thought it was HILARIOUS to make me do this! So this layout fits into the following challenge:

We had a very exciting day today... Jayden was projectile vomiting starting at around 2pm.. she was having trouble breathing so I called Adam (he came home right away) and while he was on his way home she puked again. And then again when he got home so we took her in to the hospital. During her check up the dr was getting ready to examine her and she started puking again. This doc was great (we've never had him before but hope to in the future) he grabbed some tissue and paper towels and started cleaning her and then he felt so bad he was trying to clean the puke off her blankie.. (so nice of him). The dr said it was probably a delayed allergic reaction to her formula.. (shes had a "problem" since birth and they thought it was an allergy to milk so we've had her on Alamentium from then to oct 2 (we've tried switchin her to milk formula before this also and ended up switching her back again)). So they told us to give her pedialite (2 oz every 1 for 4 hours) than switch her back to her "normal" formula. Shes sleeping now and doing good but she gave Mommy quite the scare today :).

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New carts on the way!

The other day I was so excited I forgot to tell everyone that was having a great sale 50 different carts for $19.95!! Anyway I think it's over now but they'll have another sale and i'll let you all know when. Anyway, it was such a great deal I couldn't pass it up.. But I had already wayyyyyy over spent my scrapbooking budget (Adam limits me to $40 a month.. thow it never seems to work out for him lol). Adam ended up letting me get 3 carts (he said I could spend what I thought I would make off the 2 carts Im selling on my Etsy. So I got Happy Hauntings, Once Upon A Princess, and Old West all for $19.95 each!!!! What a great deal! So those are in the mail!

Last night while working on my card for the Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop I'm participating in on Saturday (BTW you may wanna come check it out its for a very good cause and I'll be giving away my very first blog candy! hope you join in on the fun!) I ran out of ATG glue :( bummer... But since Im making the cards for a good cause Adam has decided to let me spend more again and buy some refills! Even better than that... Adam thinks its such a good cause that he has decided to help me make a few cards to send as well! How sweet :).

And Adam signed me up for a handgun safety class on saturday (as well as him on sunday) and we are both looking for some volunteer work.. we're thinking meals on wheels.. we'll see. So, this is a jam packed weekend.. not to mention I wanted to take some super cute pics of Jayden in the studio this weekend with her pumpkins. Eh.. we'll see how it all goes hopefully well.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GREAT day!

I am having a GREAT day so far.. I found out I won at Really Reasonable Ribbon (twice!) and I was invited to join my very first blog hop.. how exciting!!! I cannot wait to be on a blog hop... =D


some wonderful candy goin on and go HERE to see how to enter for your chance to win!

AND... You're not gonna believe this.. DCWV now offers 12x24 paper stacks!!!! Go check it out and how to enter for a chance to win a stack HERE!

AND EVEN MORE... there are 5 count em 5 different candies and chances to win some steel magnolias... go check out how to enter to win HERE!

Yea, theres more... check out how to win these stamps HERE! at andrea's stampin moments!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


go check out how to enter for a chance to win this candy HERE

Birthday Card for Adam

Made this super cute card for Adam (his bday is on Oct 30). I really REALLY LOVE the way this turned out! It's my favorite card to date! It fits into the following challenges:

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Scrapbook LO of Jayden 3mo Sailor

Last night Adam & I worked on Jayden's baby scrapbook a bit... We got one page done LOL... but Adam has another page started. This LO fits into a few challenges:

I had this paper in my stash from Michaels (got it in FL over a year ago), Used Life's A Beach to cut the waves and the octopus, and Create A Critter to cut the sun... (cut at aprox 8in). These photos are ones I took in my studio of Jayden for her 3 month old photo shoot. (There will be plenty more scrapbook layouts I do with these pics in the future so don't be surprised when you see them again lol. Since I do at the very least 1 shoot of her a month on her birthday.. we're doing multiple scrapbooks for her. This one is probably going in the main book (the main book is from when I found out I was pregnant to her 1st Birthday).. then theres gonna be a photo shoots book (that'll have a few pages of pics from each photo shoot we've done) and then another book that'll be B-day shoots (that'll only have her b-day shoots in it).. and then a couple of her vacations and trips... but the main book is just gonna be a summery of everything.. the other books will go into details a lot more.

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Its A Boy card

I made this Its A Boy card to fit into the following challenges:

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Etsy Shop

I just launched my own Etsy shop. Pretty cool! (thanks to my husbands help of course). I am going to be selling most of the cards I make and display here and also plan to take requests for cards to sell.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Christmas Card

I made this super cute lil Christmas card for the following challenges:

I cut both the snowman and the snow globe out with Doodle Charms. I used glitter snowflake DP to cut the globe "glass area" to simulate snow falling inside the globe. I used some clear glitter glue to outline the snowman and the bottom of the snow in the globe (which was just some white paper ripped to fit inside the globe and not cover the snowman). Some silver sparkly ribbon across the back and I used a stamp from Michaels, red ink, white paper and green vellum to make the tag. I used some white ribbon to tie the tag onto the globe.
And this is the anniversary card Adam made me. Today is our 6 year anniversary of when we started dating =D Im probably the only person that keeps track of these things.. its also the day I had my first kiss =D. Isnt this card super cute.. he's so talented when it comes to scrapbooking and card making. Today we're taking Jayden to the pumpkin patch (for her very first trip to the pumpkin patch).. oh today should be tons of fun!!! Im excited!

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