Saturday, October 27, 2012

Disney Blog Hop for Rett Syndrome Awareness

Welcome to the First Annual Blog Hop for...

Rett Syndrome Awareness

Your first stop should have been at Robin Lane's Blog, if you did not start there please go back to the beginning...

What is Rett Syndrome? Rett Syndrome is a devastating neurologic developmental disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls. It is usually caused by a mutation of the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome. Rett Syndrome is found in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world, and in every socioeconomic class. Rett Syndrome affects 1 in 15,000 female births. 

Early developmental milestones appear normal, but between 6-18 months of age, there is a delay or regression in development, particularly affecting speech, hand skills and coordination. A hallmark of Rett Syndrome is the repetitive hand movements that may include seizures, irregular breathing, swallowing difficulties, and curvature of the spine. Many individuals with Rett Syndrome live well into adulthood.
There is currently no cure.

We will have two lucky winners from this weekends blog hop.
You must be a follower of...
Leave a comment on each of the blogs to be entered to win one of the prizes.

Prize One is a Disney Princess Scrapbook Kit, and a few Goodies from the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, a bracelet, a pen, and a car magnet.
Prize Two is a Disney Theme Park Scrapbook Kit, and a few Goodies from the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, a bracelet, a pen, and a car magnet.
Along with the prizes I will be making two $5 donations to the Inernational Rett Syndrome Foundation in each of the winners names in honor of my Daughter.

You should have started at Robin's blog if not please go back and start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the great projects!

For my project today I made some shirts...

I used the Pooh Font Cricut cart to cut out the L, V and E in pink glitter heat transfer vinyl. I used Mickey & Friends Cricut cart to cut the Mickey head out of blue glitter heat transfer vinyl. After all the pieces were cut I placed them where I wanted them on some white shirts I got from babies r us and used my iron to iron the pieces onto the shirt following the directions on the package for the vinyl (tulip brand which I found at Michaels on clearance for $3 originally $15 it had 4 colors of glitter vinyl in it). The idea is that the Mickey head is to be the "o" in LOVE.. :) (I did the opposite for my shirt (blue LVE and pink Mickey head) I don't have a pic of Jayden's cuz she tore it apart before I got one... I have some of just the shirts right after they were made but I'm having trouble locating them.

Fairly simple, yet very cute and affordable way to make a custom piece of clothing especially for something like a trip to Disneyland!

Your next stop on the hop is Melissa's blog!

The line up in case you get lost along the way

  • Robin L. - 
  • Jenn Drowns Jackson - 
  • Jamie Larsen - (YOU'RE HERE!)
  • Melissa Lipcsey - (NEXT)
  • Melanie Rozwood -
  • Ginger K. Morriello -
  • An'Jenic Gibson -
  • Angela Tondini Chamness -
  • Julie McElhinney -
  • Jennie Dewar -
  • Angie Makein-Ashuk - 
  • Anita Thibodeau -
  • Tess Lisiak Hilton -
  • Blog Candy -

  • Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

    Thursday, October 25, 2012


    Hey everyone!!! It's been awhile since I've done a giveaway so it's time!!

    Alright.. I'm gonna make this fairly easy (or not lol).

    What am I giving away??:
    Well something good.. in this giveaway will be some great stuff including
    1 package of metal embellishments
    1 package of chipboard embellishments (Halloween)
    1 pack of stickers (summer time ish)
    1 pack of stickers (build a pumpkin style)
    1 box of 250 photo sticker squares
    1 martha stewart embossed wedding cake punch (punch and embossing)
    1 bag of random buttons (over 20 buttons)
    2 different sized orange ribbons
    1 yard of yellow bakers twine
    1 yard of orange bakers twine
    3 yards of red bakers twine
    12 different 4.5 x 6.5 papers from recollections (halloween)

    What do you have to do??:
    Simple.. I'm entered into a voting contest on facebook.. all you need to do is go to the links I post and click "like" on the pic and come back and tell me you did! I will be able to check by going to the link myself to see who actually did this. That's it! I have a few different projects though and I would like you to vote for each of them. Just vote for each pic and come back and leave ONE comment saying you voted on them all.

    If you'd like a 2nd entry please share this giveaway on your blog and come back and leave another comment with a link to your post.

    You have until October 28, 2012 to get your "like"s in on facebook... and you have until 11:59PM PST on Oct 28, 2012 to come here and get your comments in. I will draw the winner on Nov 1, 2012 and post the winner here on my blog, I will also email the winner so make sure that you leave your email address with your comment so I can get in touch with you if you are the winner! The winner will have 2 days (48 hours) to claim their prize otherwise I'll pick a new winner.

    The links you need to click on are below this and you need to click on each link (all 7 of them) and "like" each picture (all 7) to be entered to win!

    Thank you guys so much for entering my giveaway and voting on my projects!!!

    Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    My Cricut Craft Room WYEGW - disney anniversary card

    Today is My Cricut Craft Room WYEGW! Ever thought to use your markers or gel pens instead of blade with your Cricut? Let me tell you it's so much easier when you have a detailed cut similar to this Disney cut... I mean we all know how tiring it is to find all the lil piece and stick them down without losing them. 

    This is a card I made using my blue Cricut Marker and Disney Princesses Happily Ever After. This was also the very first time I'd tried this and it turned out great! I put blue card stock into the cricut like normal and cut with the marker then I cut out the piece with a paper trimmer how I wanted it to look. I layered it on top of orange card stock I embossed with my Cuttlebug and divine swirls folder. I inked the orange with orange ink to help it stand out. I punched some holes thru the bottom of the white card and threaded a sheer blue ribbon through. Once it was all adhered together I added blue stickles to cinderella's dress, gloves, necklace, and headband... and orange stickles to prince charming's shoes, belt, fringy shoulder thingys (LOL), and hair. I also added 3 dots of stickles opposite order around the edges of the blue card stock.

    The inside was this which is the scroll map from Life's A Party. I inked the edges and the cut marks with brown to make it look a lil aged and so you could see the lines. I added a lil heart with arrows at the bottom with a zig marker.

    I gave this card to my husband for our 4th anniversary. Our wedding colors were orange and blue... orange his fav color (why the prince's glitter is orange), and blue my fav color (why cinderella's is blue glitter). And of course he proposed at Disneyland in front of the castle, and we went to Disney World for part of our Honeymoon so I had to do a disney card.. especially since our wedding invites were Cinderella themed. :) I love me some Disney... did I tell you guys he bought us tickets a couple weeks ago to take me and the girls as well as 3 of my cousins to Disneyland this December?!!!! I can't believe it, I've been wanting to see Disneyland in the Christmas lights for forever!! :) he's the best. And he's taking my lil girl cousins (not so lil at 14, 16 & 17) with us and pretty much paying for the whole thing he's so generous! They're all really excited because they never expected to go let alone for him to take them now.

    To check out all the other DT projects today please go to My Cricut Craft Room.

    Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    MCCR Theme Day Thursday - Football Birthday

    It's Theme Day Thursday over at My Cricut Craft Room and the theme today is birthday!

    I made this card for my big brother.. he loves football and his fav color is red.

    To make this card I used the Life is A Party cart. The card is a red card base.. with a red patterned paper on top & I inked the edges of the pattern paper with brown ink. I tied some red bakers twine around the bottom of the patterned paper.

    The inside has a stamped present in brown and brown ink around the edges.

    To check out the other DT projects today head over to My Cricut Craft Room.

    Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Chocolate Coffee Bean Treat Bag

    Today I have this treat bag that I made and put chocolate covered coffee beans in.

    I used Birthday Cakes cricut cart to cut the cup from pink card stock. I covered one in pink stickles and the other I just outlined with the pink stickles and filled in the heart. I cut out the yellow stripped paper to fit the bag (a little larger) and made it about 2 inches tall once folded so it was cut at about.. 4 x 5.5 or so. I folded and then used the punch on the bottom (the name escapes me at the moment). I stamped with My Craft Spot stamps (inside & out 2) in brown ink.

    On one side I put brown ribbon on the bottom and pleated.

    On the other side I ran the ribbon across the same place but added a bow. 

    I'm entering this into the following challenges:

    Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Wicked Layout

    Ok everyone check out this awesome (well i think so anyway) ;) layout I made. It's for a pic of Wicked which my wonderful SIL asked me to go to with her (my bro bought her the tickets for her birthday cause she's been wanting to see it for .. well forever lol). I'm so glad I went.. to repay her I took her and my best friend to see Jersey boys which was also amazing!! So we've decided to make it "our thing" a girl thing usually like a girls night out away from the husbands and kids.. and with our friend from high school (my best friend Lindsey) we're all planning to go see the Addams family next which isnt until spring 2013 :( oh well lol it'll be fun... and my husband has actually agreed to join us for that one since I call his family "the Adam's family" lol. 

    I used all DCWV papers for this layout. All cuts are from A Frightful Affair. I used the sketch for the DCWV challenge this month. 

    Cut different sized strips of different papers and a photo mat from the same paper as the background and tied some embroidery floss around the bottom (purple and white). 
    I added stickles all over the place..  around the witch in the top right... 

    ... around the pic mat.. the lightning bolt in "Wicked" the witch hat at the bottom and the witch hat in "witches".

    I also added some Orange irock gems some on the journaling tag and 1 as a bubble from the cauldron in the left. Theres a bright green button on the bottom left of the journaling mat and the witch shoes are actually a button thing from my huge button collection.

    I am entering this layout into the following challenges:

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    My Cricut Craft Room Angel Card

    It's Card Creating Tuesday at My Cricut Craft Room with a Guardian Angel theme.
    To make this angel card I used A Quilted Christmas.

    I cut the angel in hot pin card stock and put it over pink stripped paper. I punched down the side of the white card base with a boarder punch and added irock gems along the boarder and also in the middle of the snowflake on the angel. I used some of the punch outs from the angel to embellish the corners a little. I also added a light pink bow to the bottom.

    To check out the other DT projects for today please visit My Cricut Craft Room.

    I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

    Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    MCCR WYEGW Create a Critter pg 25 - Harmony's bday card

    My Cricut Craft Room Would You Ever Guess Wednesday.. today we're to make a project using page 25 of Create A Critter.. thats the page with the owl and apple.

    I made this super cute birthday Card for my now 1 year old Harmony.. she had a forest theme party. I cut the owl base in black, and the top in pink. I inked the wings and tummy of the owl white (so it looks more like gray) and left the ears black. I added large google eyes. I have a white base, with a brown layer, then i purple gingham layer that has a "1" cut out (using Cindy Loo). Inside the "1" I stamped "happy brithday" over and over in light pink ink and then outlined the "1" with a pink glaze pen. Then I stamped "happy birthday" again with a different stamp in dark brown"

    The owl is on pop dots. and I added some green bakers twine to the bottom and a little bow.

    The inside has the same purple gingham and then a pink layer with a pink owl stamped in the bottom corner.

    To see the other DT projects please head over to My Cricut Craft Room and check em out!

    Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!