Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Love you to the Core

 
 
Hi Crafty Friends!
 
How's your week going?  Mine is busy but good.  Today is Design Team day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  I made a card to share with you.  For my card base I used the Ornated Edge Cards from the online silhouette store for my card base.  For the green background paper I used the Halloween Chevron & Stripes Digital paper from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  I used the rounded square from the journaling shapes cut file also from the online silhouette store. 
 

This cute apple is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Apple Picking Cutting Files.  I used the Sunflower Crinkle ribbon from the Harvest bundle from 3 Girl JAM.  I love their ribbon.  

 
For the sentiment I used the Sentiment Spots 1 for my sentiment.  The sentiment is from Joy's Life It's All Fall Pun.  The twine is Cappuccino from The Twinery. 

 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to stop by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to see what my fellow design team members made and leave them some love.  
 
Melisa


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bubble, Bubble Toil and Trouble


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Happy Saturday!
 
Today is my day to post over at Pink by Design.  I made a shaped card to share with you.  I used the Spooky Soiree cut it set from Lettering Delights for the cauldron and the bottle.  I placed them the way I wanted them and then used the offset feature to make the outline of the shapes.  I then opened the replicate window and selected mirror left.  Then I just lined them up, grouped them together and then welded the card base together. 
 
 
For my sentiment I used the Ghostly Greetings stamp set from Pink by Design.  The twine is Orange Licorice from Trendy Twine. 

 
I used the Ghostly Greetings stamp set as well for my sentiment on the inside of my card. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Off to do some more crafting.  :)
 
Melisa
 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Halloween Blog Hop

 
 
 ~~Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Halloween Blog hop~~
 
 If you came here from Candace's blog you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start at the beginning, please start at Lisa's blog.  For this blog hop we are making halloween projects using the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons files.  Since I still haven't scrapbooked my halloween pictures from last year, so I thought that I would make a layout.    
  
 
The title was a Friday Freebie called Too Cute To SpookDid you miss out on it?  Don't worry you can still buy it.  It's a steal at 99 cents.  :)


For the girl spider I used the Halloween Critters Cutting FilesI love that these spiders are so easy to put together.  And look how cute they are.  Do you see the spider web behind her?  It's also from the Halloween Critters Cutting Files.  I used a glossy black cardstock to make the webs stand out. 

 
I used the same file Halloween Critters Cutting Files for my boy spider.  I used glossy accents to fill in the glasses on my boy spider so it would look like he had real glasses. 


I love the spider webs that come in the Halloween Critters Cutting FilesThis spider web has to be my favorite of the 3 spider webs.  

 
~~~Giveaway time~~~
 
 
 
"For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on our hop and leave a comment on each blog. Lisa will randomly choose a winner of the big hop prize on Tuesday, October 23. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please."
 
 
Your next stop in the hop is Jeanne. 
 
Thanks for joining us for this fun Halloween blog hop. 
 
Melisa

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Layout~~SOUS~~

 
Hi Everyone!  Happy Friday!
 
I don't know about you but I'm glad it's Friday.  Today is the start of a new challenge over at Stuck on U Sketches.  The challenge is to use a pumpkin or a vegetable on your project.  Here is my layout.  This layout is the first time we took the twins to the pumpkin patch.  Even though none of my boys are looking towards the camera, I'm still happy I was able to get a family picture at the pumpkin patch. 
 
 
For my title I used Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Pumpkin Patch Cutting Files.  I love that this set comes with a title.  It makes it super easy to make a layout. 


I used the same Pumpkin Patch Cutting File for my wagon and pumpkins.  I just put my pumpkins behind the wagon and popped the whole thing up on pop dots. 
 

 
I hope you'll stop by Stuck on U Sketches and check out what the rest of the design team made. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Melisa

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Are you one of the Winners?

 
 
Hi Crafty Friends!
 
I'm here to announce the winner of my Blogiversary.  Thanks so much to everyone who hopped along with us. 
 
Here is the winner of my giveaway
 

 
Congratulations Ashley!  Please email me at lovemycricut2@Gmail.com
so I can get your goodies in the mail to you. 
 
The winner of the Pink by Design stamp set is
 


Congratulations Cvjac2009!  Please email me at lovemycricut2@gmail.com
so I can forward your mailing information to Pink by Design. 
 
~~Winners please need to email me within a week to claim your prize or I will pick a new winner.  Thanks~~
 
 
Thanks again!
 
Melisa
 
 
 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

One Year Anniversary Blog Hop



Welcome to my One Year Blogiversary! 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I can't believe it's already been one year.  It has been a great year full of new adventures.  I have some very talented ladies joining me in this blog hop.  I thought it would be a fun to have the theme of this hop is Fall or Halloween.  I have been wanting to make a Halloween banner for a while and thought it would be fun to make one.  I didn't include sizes of my banner or links to all the cuts in the online silhouette store.  I thought it would make this post even longer.  So if you would like to know which ones they are leave message in the comments below and I will do a seperate post for all of those things.  ;)
 

 
 
 For the Ghost I used the Halloween Critters Cutting Files by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  I also popped him up on two layers of pop dots.

 
For Frankie I used the Monster Mash Cutting Files also from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

For the crinkle ribbon I used 3 Girl JAM's Harvest Bundle (orange) and Spooky Bundle (purple and green).  I also used the Bow Maker to make all of my jute ribbons.  
 
~~~Giveaway Time~~~

One lucky follower will win everything in the pictures below. 



 
In order to be eligible for the giveaway, you will need to leave comments on all the blogs.  I will pick a winner Monday October 15.  ~~There is a lot of blog candy through the hop too.~~
 
You can also earn extra entries for the giveaway by doing the following. 
 
1. Like my Facebook page and leave a comment here saying you did. 
 
2. Follow my blog by email and leave another comment here saying you did. 

3. Be a follower of my blog and leave another comment saying you are a follower.   

~~~Pink by Design has also donated the Illuminate stamp set for me to giveaway.  Thanks Sarah from Pink Cricut~~~

  
Here is the complete line up for my blog hop.   
 
You're next stop is Anna
 
 Melisa

Anna

Annette

Barb

Candace

Elizabeth

Gloria

Jeanne

Julie

Kathy

Lisa

Nicole

Rebekah
 
I just want to say Thank you again for stopping by my blog. I love reading all of your comments on my projects. Thanks for being a loyal follower of my blog.
 
 
Melisa
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Bee-Day

 
Happy Wednesday!
 
Hope you are having a great week.  Today is Design Team day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  Today I have a shadow box card to share with you.  I made this card for my friend's daughter's birthday.  I had so much fun making this shadow box card, I thought I would make another one.  I used this shadow box card from the online silhouette store.  This cute little bee is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Honey Bee Cutting Files.  I can't get over how cute this little bee is. 
 

I used the Strawberry twine from The Twinery for around the square.  I used Cappuccino twine for the swirls behind the bee.  The bee is also on an Action wobble.  


I used the Birds and Bees stamp set from My Thoughts Exactly.  I used my 3 Girl JAM Bow Maker to make my bow and the crinkle ribbon is Coral Crush from the Caribbean Splash bundle. I used the 2 banner labels for my sentiment, they are also from the online silhouette store.   

 
This Friday is my 1 year Anniversary of blogging.  I'm having a blog hop on Friday 10/12/12 at 12am CST.  The fun starts HERE.  I have a lot of talented ladies that are joining me in this blog hop.  I'm going to have a giveaway and I know some of the ladies will have some blog candy too.  I hope you'll join us!
 
 
Don't forget to stop by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to see what the other design team members have created.  Thanks for stopping by today. 
 
Melisa


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Creepy Crawly ~~SOUS

 
 
Happy Friday Friends!
 
I'm back with a new Stuck on U Sketches challenge.  This week the challenge is a Creepy Crawly challenge.  I thought it would be fun to make a halloween card. 
 

For my card base I used Cut out spider web card.  The spider is a freebie from SVG Cuts.  I love the spider.  He looks so festive with is little hat.  

 
The sentiment is from Pink by Design's A Haunting We Will Go.  I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. 
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Melisa


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

3 Girl JAM/Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons Co-blog Hop


 
Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM/Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons Co-blog Hop!

 
If you came from Carri's Blog then you are in the right spot.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the blop hop start HERE.  3 Girl Jam and Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons have teamed up for this fabulous blog hop! We are using PPPR cut files, digital clip art, and digital paper packs Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and 3GJ crinkle ribbon 3 Girl JAM

 


To make my purple background I used the Halloween Circles and Spots graphic paper from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  This is my first time using graphic papers and I have to say it was super easy.  I can't wait to use them again. 
 
  
For Dracula I used the Monster Mash Cutting Files.  When I showed my boys my card they loved it, They all said that Dracula was awesome.  My boys love it when I use my Action wobbles, so I thought it would be fun to put him on one.  He is too cute!  
I used the Spooky Bundle from 3 Girl JAM for the green crinkle ribbon.  I love the green crinkle ribbon.  It cordinates great with the purple background. 
 
 
My sentiment is from My Thoughts Exactly Fright Night Phrases stamp set. 

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is going to be having a sale this weekend.  Did you see all the new releases?  I hope you'll head on over to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and take advantage of the sale. 




~~~~~Oh before I forget there are some prizes up for grabs.~~~~~
PRIZES:

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and 3 Girl Jam are both offering a $25 gift card to their store!
How to win: You must be a follower of PPPR and 3GJ's blogs. You must also comment on every blog in this hop.
For an additional entry: LIKE PPPR and 3GJ on facebook then go back to those two blogs and let them know you liked them on facebook.

Prize winners will be announced on PPPR and 3GJ blogs on Sunday October 7. 
 
 
 Thanks so much for hopping along with us today.   
 Your next stop is Madge.