Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jaded Blossom Sneak!

Hi Everyone!

Well I just finished my son's birthday invites and I thought I would share a Jaded Blossom sneak with you.
I won't be sharing the invites yet, as I want all my friends and family to see them in person before I post them.
So you get a sneak and a little hint as to what type of invite I made!

Love this stamp! 

The Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Hop starts tomorrow at 4 pm PST so make sure you stop by to check out all the amazing projects the team did and of course the awesome release!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!!

It's time to announce the winner of Candace's Surprise Hop!

The winner is #23

Too cute:) Great job coloring. Love all the highlights and the colors too. Awesome job. Candace will love this for sure. TFS.

Congratulations Madison!!!!!

Please contact me at with your info so I can ship it out!

Thank you everyone for hopping along with us and welcome to all my new followers!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Candace's Surprise Birthday Bash!!!

Hey Everyone!!!!

Welcome to Candace's Surprise Birthday Bash!
You should have come from Abby's blog, if not please go to Kim's blog to start at the beginning.

 I'm super excited to be a part of the hop to celebrate Candace's birthday. 

Candace loves The Greeting Farm stamps so I thought I would use one of those for my project.

And her favorite color combo right now is Black, White and Pink.

Oh yeah and one more favorite is Hello Kitty, so I had to add this!
Happy Birthday Candace!!!!!!!! 


File- Lori Whitlock(chap stick holder-silhouette store)
Paper- Echo Park(Happy Days)
Stamps- Jaded Blossom(Nerdy Owl) The Greeting Farm(Cupcake Anya Digi)
Other- Memento Black ink, Copics, glitter dots, pink and red distress ink and twine

Blog Candy!
Make sure you comment on all the blogs to have a chance to win a Stampin' Up stamp set, 100 stick bags and the Jaded Blossom owl stamp featured on Kim's card. Also stop by Candace's blog to wish her a Happy Birthday.

Here's another little giveaway from me too.

One winner will get a sample of the  2 colors of twine I used in my project today!
All you have to do is- 
1- Be a follower of my blog 
2- Leave a comment below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Your next stop is Jenny!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Trendy Thursday: Honey Bunny

Hi Everyone!

I've got another Trendy Twine post for you today!

Here's my card featuring the new Chocolate Cupcake Twine-

I took the twine and weaved it to make it look like a basket. And yes it took me awhile, but I think it turned out awesome!


Paper- My Mind's Eye(Dwell)

Stamps- Jaded Blossom(Love Bunny)Digi Stamp(Elizabeth Dulemba)

Twine- Trendy Twine(Chocolate Cupcake)

Other- Memento Black ink, Copics, gel pens, rhinestone flower, and ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jaded Blossom: Chick Magnet Card

Hi Everyone!

Today I've got a super cute card for my Jaded Blossom post...

I used the Easter Treats stamp set for this awesome sentiment. Then I cut this cute little chick with my Cameo and added a Peachy Keen Face.
I finished off the card with some twine and a little flower.

File- Designs on Cloud Nine (Spring Cuties)
Paper- Scraps
Stamps- Jaded Blossom(Easter Treats) Peachy Keen(Critter Faces-large)
Twine- Trendy Twine(Grape Fizz)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.

Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help a friend a fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match. You can see her story at

Even if you are not a match for Liz, you can still help her. You see bone marrow registrations drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and Liz is trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Liz at All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.

And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.
Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps, Trendy Twine, MB Treasurista, Paper Piecings by Nikki, Inspired Stamps, My Pink Stamper and Peachy Keen Stamps have all donated prizes to this hop. In order to be eligible for one of  these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop! There are other requirements for the sponsors so please see Liz's blog post for more details.

If you are coming from Lina, you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Liz (

So for my project I made a test tube holder...

I found the tutorial for the holder here.  I pop dotted the sentiment on some yellow patterned paper and used glue dots to attach it to the test tubes. I inked all the edges and added the gumball machine and a few buttons. Then I filled the test tubes with gumballs and finished them off with a twine bow.

Paper- Core'dinations(green) DCWV(Mod Retro Stack)
Stamps- Jaded Blossom(Gumballs)
Twine- Trendy Twine(Peppermint Stick)
Other- Memento Black ink, buttons, Copics, red distress ink, test tubes

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to and find out how to become a marrow donor.

Your next stop is Tonya.

Here is the entire hop list for day one in case you get lost:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

One Last Valentine's Day Card

Hi Everyone!

I know Valentine's Day is over but I just wanted to share the card I made for my Husband.

I am in love with how the card turned out!!!!
And do you get it Hug and Kisses? (I made the girl look like a Hershey Hug, LOL)


SVG File- Paper Piecing by Nikki (Free File Kisses)

Paper- Core'dinations(pearl paper) Paper Studio(glitter paper) Scrap paper

Stamps- Jaded Blossom(Valentine's Treats) Peachy Keen (Stitches Faces 1 1/8)

Twine- Trendy Twine(Peppermint Stick)

Other- Black ink, white and red glitter gel pens, EK success border punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday: Valentine's Day Card

Hi Everyone!

Today we could make a Valentine's Day card or use stamps.

Well I did both so here's my card.

I used Create a Critter for the clouds they were cut at 1.75" and Art Philosophy for the flag, which is the flag card and I hid the score cut.(4.5" and 4.10") I stamped an Angel from the Peachy Keen January SOTM set and the sentiment is also from that. I wrapped the bottom part of the card with some Trendy Twine and  add a heart button and twine bow.

The Love on the light pink paper is a stamp from Jaded Blossom and was stamped with light pink distress ink. I added some stickles to her halo and wings for extra sparkle and colored her with my Copics.


Cricut Cartridges- Art Philosophy and Create A Critter

Paper- My Mind's Eye(Love Nest) Core'dinations (white gemstone)

Stamps- Peachy Keen(Jan. stamp of the month) Jaded Blossom (Valentine Treats)

Twine- Trendy Twine(Posy)

Other- Black, grey and pink ink, Copics, Stickles, white gel pen, button

Thanks for stopping by!

Please stop over to My Cricut Craftroom to see more projects from the Design Team.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Blog Hop Winners!!!

It's time to announce the 2 blog hop winners from this weekends hop!

First I just want to say thank you to everyone for all the wonderful comments and welcome to all my new followers!

The winner of the blue and pink Trendy Twine is...

wow! love all these stamps set. Your wrapper is too cute! The pick up lines are so cute!! 

Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!


and the winner of the Valentine and Halloween Trendy Twine is...

 Scrappin Time GalFeb 10, 2012 04:58 PM
Fun projects.......really enjoyed your blog


I'll be emailing you soon to get your shipping info. :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Jaded Blossom Stamp Release Blog Hop!!!!!!

Hi Everyone! I hope your as excited as me about this new release!! If you just came from Jenny your in the right spot. If not please click here at Jaded Blossom to start at the beginning.

So let me first tell you how stoked I am to be a part of this fabulous design team!

You are going to love the 9 sets that are being released. 
This weekend only the entire Release Package is on sale for $89.99 regular price $96. 

I used the Nerd set for my first project.
I also used my Cameo and a Silhouette Studio File.

For my second project I use the Easter Treats Set and a Wand(available at Jaded Blossom)

Here's a close up of the cute chick from Treasure Box Designs, I stampd the sentiment on a punched out scallop circle.

And my last project is a super simple Sucker Wrapper I made with the Easter Owl set.
Colored with Copics and Gel pens and finished off with a twine bow.

And now on to the Giveaways!

Jaded Blossom has some awesome giveaways for you. 
First up for grabs is Twine, 1x8 stick bags and paper.
There will be three winners which will be picked from comments from all of our blogs. So make sure you are commenting on everyone's blog to increase your chances. The only requirements to win are, you must be a follower of the Jaded Blossom blog and leave a comment on their blog as well.

Plus there is another chance to win with the PIN IT TO WIN IT CHALLENGE!
Do you want to win one of the newly released stamp sets? You can pin it to win it! On the Jaded Blossom Pinterest Board all 9 stamp sets have been pined. Simply repin them and write on the Jaded Blossom facebook page wall that you repined them! 9 people will win one of the stamp sets! It that easy! Winners will be announced on Monday!

I'm also going to be giving away some Trendy 
Twine to 2 of my followers. One will get the 2 on the left and one will get the 2 on the right(10 yds of each color) All you need to do to win is leave a comment and make sure you are a follower of MY blog.
You have until 11:59 pm CST on Sunday to enter my giveaway.(Sorry only US or Canada addresses)

Now on to your next stop... the super talented Ruthie.

If you get lost on the way here is the complete list-
Jaded Blossom Store-

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Theme Day Thursday: Gift Card Holder

Hi Everyone!
Today's theme is Bling! So I made this cute and blingy Gift Card Holder.

I used Cindy Loo for the gift card, it was cut at 6.5". The sentiment is an adhesive sentiment(sticky on both sides) The shoes are cut at 1.75" from Cricut Alphabet and then embossed with a Fiskars texture plate. I inked the top of the shoe to make it look like real croc skin.

Here's the inside. (and this was a junk mail card so it won't work if you try to steal the numbers LOL)
I stamped the inside with a Martha Stewart stamp and added Stickles dots on the edge.


Cartridges- Cindy Loo and Cricut Alphabet

Paper- DCWV(Downtown Loft)Scraps

Stamps- Martha Stewart holiday stamps

Other- Glitter, ribbon, double sided sticky sentiment, ink, stickles

Thanks for looking!

Please stop by My Cricut Craftroom for more projects from the Design Team.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Puppy Card and Jaded Blossom Sneak Peek!

Hi Everyone!

Are you ready for a Sneak Peak of one of the stamp sets being released on Friday?!!!

Here it is!!

Isn't this puppy adorable?!! I found him on the Silhouette store.
What do you think about the sneak peek?

Don't forget that the Stamp Release Blog Hop is on Friday, so make sure you go to the Jaded Blossom Blog to make your way through the hop and see lots of great projects from the design team.


Files- Silhouette Studio File(Chubby Puppy
Paper- DCWV(All About Boys) Core'dinations(Brown,Cream,Orange,Green) Scraps
Stamps- Jaded Blossom
Other- Ink(black,brown,orange), white gel pen, fancy scissors, corner punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trendy Tuesday: Owl Treat Box

Hi everyone!

It's Trendy Tuesday over at the Trendy Twine blog today, so make sure you stop over to see the entire Design Team's project for today.

Here is my project-

I cut the owl with a file from the Silhouette Store on my Cameo. Then I cut lots of strips of Strawberry Cupcake twine and glued them to the feather area. And yes it took me awhile, but look how cute it looks! I took a background stamp to make the pattern on the base of the owl.

Here's the close up of the twine.  I just love how it turned out!


Silhouette Studio Files
Paper- Core'dinations(gemstones) Scraps
Stamps- Martha Stewart Background Stamp
Twine- Trendy Twine(Strawberry Cupcake)
Other- Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Please visit the Trendy Twine Blog so you can see the rest of the DT projects!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Jaded Blossom Challenge: Candy Boxes

Hi Everyone!

Jaded Blossom is having their first Challenge today. 

So here is my project for it.

Cute! Right?!!
I used Jaded Blossom Valentine Treats for both boxes.
I cut everything out with my Cameo. The candy boxes are from the Love Me Do Kit, I just removed the cut out heart. The heart that both animals are holding was from the basic shapes on MTC.

The polar bear was cut from the Cuddly Animal file. I stamped the eyes with Peachy Keen Wide Eyed and Bushy Tail set and added some chalk for the pink cheeks. Then I stamped the heart with Hugs & Kisses, it fits perfectly in the heart.

The hippo was cut from Cuddly Animals II.  The eyes were stamped with Peachy Keen Critter Faces. I stamped I Love You in the heart and added a little button with some Trendy Twine in the corner.

Thanks for looking!

If you want to take part in this month's challenge simply visit Jaded Blossom's blog for complete details on how to enter.
Make sure you check back on Wed. for a sneak of the new release and then come back Friday for the Jaded Blossom New Release Blog Hop!

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cart Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have started at  if not please start at the beginning

Be sure to visit Erica's Blog tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....
Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!
This Friday she will announce February's Scrapbook swap.... She has a swap each week and you have two weeks to make your project each month. There will be a card, scrapbook, tag, die cut and embellishment swap each month!

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge or K. Andrew Its Valentine stamp set that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

If you get a chance please visit Erica's Webstore and enjoy 15% your total purchase this weekend.
Enter the code 15 during the third step of check out to see the discount.
She has everything crafty.... Cricut cartridges, adhesive, papers, stamps and so much more.....

For my first project I used Art Philosophy and Bump in the Night.

I cut the door hanger at 9" from Art Philosophy on p. 25 <star2>font layer, the heart is also from AP on p.26 <Heart1> cut at 1" and I used scissors to make the bite marks on the heart. This door hanger fits a candy box perfectly. I also cut the striped paper at 2 3/8" x 2 3/4" to fit on the front.

Here's a close up of the cute monster from Bump in the Night, <Gomer> cut at 2". I inked him and popped dotted him on to the box. The heart border behind him is from a border punch. I finished off the door hanger with a sentiment and some red rhinestones and of course some white gel pen stitching.

Cricut Cartridges- Art Philosophy and Bump in the Night
Paper- Core'dinations and Scrap paper
Stamps- Jaded Blossom(Love Bites)
Other- Memento Tuxedo Black and Bahama Blue Ink, Red Distress Ink, White Gel Pen, Rhinestones, Fancy Scissors, EK Success heart border punch

For my second project I used Sweet Treats and Sweet Shop.

Here's everything I cut out. The polka dot paper is the card base cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". I inked the card base with some brown ink.

Here is the finished card! I love how it turned out. 
I cut the gumball jar from Sweet Shop at 2"<gumballs>  the layers were cut in red, blue, orange and pearl white. 
I cut the rounded squares from Sweet Treats at 2.25" p.67 <2s> Cards layer. 
The white strip was cut at 1" x 5 1/2" and inked with orange. 
I added some Trendy Twine on top of that. After I layered all the gumballs, I used markers to highlight them to look more real. Then I used Dimensional Magic to make it look like a glass jar. The circles in the corners were made with my shape tool. I finished off with some white gel pen stitching and a stamp.

For the inside of the card I used 2 pieces of red card stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" The sentiments and the gumballs were both from Jaded Blossom Stamps. I colored in the gumballs with some glitter gel pens and did white stitching with a white gel pen. 

Cricut Cartridges- Sweet Treats and Sweet Shop
Paper- Core'dinations(red, green, pearl white) Paper Studio (brown, orange) DCWV(Mainstreet stack-polka dot)
Stamps- Jaded Blossom(Sweet Celebration, Gumballs)
Twine- Trendy Twine(Orange Truffle)
Other- Memento(black tuxedo, rich cocoa, tangelo,danube blue) distress red ink, Martha Stewart green ink, gel pens, Copics, Epiphany Shape tool, Modge Podge Dimensional Magic

Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop is Liz.

Here's the complete list for today's hop.

1. My Cricut Craft Room 
2. Michelle
6. Jamie  You are here
7. Liz Go here next
13. Erica’s Projects