Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog Candy WINNER!!!

Hey all.....first off, just gotta say....thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
For joining the awesome hop, for following my blog and for all of your
sweet comments! Love doing hops! But you know what I really love...

is giving away yummy blog candy.....

to one lucky person.....

that left a comment and is a follower of my blog.....

and without anymore suspense.....

the winner is......


A big CONGRATS to you!! I'll be getting in touch with you
about where to send your goodies!!

Tomorrow, a new post......stay tuned.....I got to play with
the NEW Cosmo Cricket Glubers!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hippity Hoppity......It's a Springtime Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop! If you came here from
MINDY'S BLOG, you're in the right place!!! This weekend, all of our
designers have created some wonderful Spring projects featuring products
that you can purchase at the Cutters Creek Store! If you would like to start
from the beginning head on over to the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog.
Each blog along the way will have a link to the next blog in the chain. Don't
forget to make sure to follow each of our personal blogs and leave comments
at each stop along the way, to enter to win a box full of amazing CHA Swag!!!!
And trust me, Kim's prizes are sooooo worth it!!!

Above is my project for the hop.....this sweet spring time basket! Where to
start?? So much sweet, springy goodness (ok, now it sounds like it's a!! My project started with some wooden eggs I had laying
around in my crafting stash. They were painted with acrylic paints and once
dry, coated with Tim Holtz (TH) Distress Crackle Paint. Ok, personal
moment here--can I just say....LOVE!!! First time I played with the colors!!
I used Dusty Concord, Broken China and Peeled Paint, and once they dried
into their crackly gorgeousness, I rubbed them over with the coordinating
TH Distress Inks (except the Peeled Paint....went for the Forest Moss on
that one!) and then after taking the extra off with a paper towel, I rubbed
them with the TH Distress Stickles in Rock Candy.....they turned out like
gorgeous sugared vintage eggs, here's a close up.....

And I just knew eggs need a basket, soooooo, I got out the rockin' Echo Park
(EP) Springtime 12x12 paper kit to alter up a plain little basket I picked
up in the $1 bins at Target (if you haven't......make sure to check them out.....
awesome altering goodies there!!). Now I tried something's probably
hard to tell, but I used the inside of a cardboard box (I peeled the layers apart!)
to cover the basket to's a fun different sort of look! I cut the little
banners out of one of the border strips in the EP set, and used the sticker letters
and the tiny butterfly from this set too! I layered up the EP pretty paper with
some olive green and bright pink American Crafts (AC) cardstock, and finished
off with some ribbon and the gorgeous Color me Crazy Petaloo flowers.
They were sprayed with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist and the flower centers
are more EP paper and AC Pearl brads. A little pink seam binding ribbon,
bakers twine put on the finishing touches. Ooo, and I used a die with my cuttle
bug to make the grass border around the top edge....also bet you cricut gals
could do that easy peasy too!!

And here is a pic of my basket "in action".....these bunnies were actually my
inspiration for this project!! Super cute and ready for spring......

And now for the good stuff......if you leave a comment and become (or are!) a
follower of my will have a chance to win, not once, but TWICE!!
Kim, the store owner at Cutter's Creek, has a rockin' prize pack of goodies to
give away, and so do I (PS my giveaway is US shipping only!!)!!

Check out the spring time goodness here.....pretty pastel ribbons, tags, bling,
and more! K & Co, Kaiserkraft, Making Memories, and's that for
yummy blog candy??? Here's a peek.....

So leave a comment, become a follower, and most of all, enjoy the hop!! All the
gals on the Cutter's Creek Design Team have awesome projects to share!! Your
next stop on the hop is fabby talented can find her HERE! And
just in case you lose your way....our line up today is...

Cutters Creek Design Team Blog
Mandie's Blog -
Kim's Blog -
Mindy's Blog -
Laura's Blog - --YOU'RE HERE!!
Melissa's Blog -
Lori's Blog -
Vicki's Blog -

So thanks for "hoppin' down the bunny trail" with me to see
you again soon!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Goin' for the brights....

Over at Skipping Stones Designs, sketch #67 is this little beauty by Heidi
Blankenship. I decided to forgo the bow on the right, because I like the
bright cheerful simplicity of this entry into the challenge:

Fun and bright.....and who wouldn't want a donut for their birthday??
And I am addicted to that candle border punch from EK Success.....wish I
could get a better pic of those stickles on the "flames"!! You get the idea!
And I used the rockin' Birthday Donuts stamp set from Skipping Stones
Designs.....check out their fun selection!!

More fun to come.....peek back in a couple of days.....and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Exciting News!!

March is definitely coming in like a lion around Cold, wet,
a little snowy and icy.....and wow....with ROARIN' CRAFTING NEWS!!

First, as you see above, I've been given a "Stylish Blogger Award"
fun is that!! A big THANK YOU to Jackie at the "ScrappyKnitters" blog!
You can find her HERE....make sure to check her's a fun blog, too!!

And to "accept" my award, I need to "pass it on".......

Rule #1: I link back to the person who gave me this awesome award
(as I did above!)

Rule #2: I share 7 random things about myself:
1. I am a Tim Holtz addict
2. I love the show "True Blood"
3. I love to play the drums on "Band Hero" on the Wii
4. I love to bowl and have a 160+ average
5. I am a pharmacist
6. My favorite movie of all time is Jaws
7. I am hopelessly addicted to Lindt truffles
(Wow, can you get more "random" than

Rule #3: I award 7 newly discovered bloggers with this award
so go check out.....
7. www.

They are all awesome!!! And now I have to add.....a few of the gals on
the list above.....are some of my newest "sisters in crafting".....we have
become part of the new Hannah's Crafts design team!! Wow, I can't tell
you how excited I am! One fun and talented group! Check out the Hannah's
blog HERE, and if you are in WI or IL or just crusin' by Antioch,'ve
gotta check Hannah's out.....they have an AWESOME selection of scrappy,
crafty, goodness, and even gorgeous home dec, floral, and yes, my new
addiction......Pandora bracelets!!

So whew.....I don't know how much more crafting awesome goodness, I can
pack into one blog I'd better stop right here! Watch for some fun
new cards and projects next week!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Springtime!!

Today it's raining instead of snowing....I'm good with that!!! And
today I have up here AND on the Cutter's Creek DT blog this sweet
Springtime Hannah card....made with The Pixie Cottage "Hannah On
Stepping Stones" stamp, the new Echo Park Springtime 12x12, and
gorgeous Heather Flower, have you every played with that
stuff?? THE BOMB....I'm tellin' ya! It transformed the stamp from this:

To the finished gorgeous field of flowers in the first pic...just a little glue
sprinkled with a little flower soft (this stuff goes a LONG way!), pat it
gently down, and you're good to go.

And this sweet little card also is for challenge #59 over at the Pixie Cottage
blog! It's all about springtime......

Yep, I can feel the warm sunshine and hear the birds chirping now......ok
maybe not for real....but a girl can dream, can't she?!

Make sure to visit me HERE at Cutter's Creek....if you leave a comment you
might win some awesome blog candy this month!! Come visit!!