Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good-bye 2011....Hello 2012

WOW!!! Can you believe another year is coming to a close. 2011 has been a year of great things for me and my family and I know that 2012 is going to be full of even greater moments! I have learned so much in this past year, not only professionally and emotionally, but also in my ability to think creatively and challenge myself to try things I wouldn't normally do. I look forward to what the Lord has in store for me for this coming year! I am blessed to not only be inspired by all of my "bloggy" friends but I hope that at some point you also find inspiration from me as well.

I know that throughout this year, there were times where I took a hiatus, I plan to change that and ensure that at least twice per week, I'm doing something crafty! I've also been quite forgetful in getting birthday cards out to family members, so I've set a goal for myself that within the first week of each month, I will create all the cards that I need for that month and have them signed and sealed and ready to deliver well before their birthdays! Fingers crossed that I will be able to accomplish this! :)

Well crafty friends, I'm off to spend some quality time with my wonderful boyfriend, who is always inspiring and encouraging me to continue to do things that I find FUN! I hope that you each have a fun, safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

Until Next Time/Year....

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Wishes & Snow Much Fun Winner!

Hello There Crafty Friends!

I hope that you are all enjoying spending time with your loved ones so far this holiday season. It's hard to believe that tomorrow will be Christmas! Let us not ever forget the reason for this season! Without Him, nothing would be possible!

As I wish each of you a very Merry Christams and a Happy Holiday season, I just wanted to share a few Christmas projects that I've worked on the past couple of days!

This is a Cricut-less card! Sentiments are from K. Andrew Designs- Winter Wishes

Inside of the card

Another Cricut-Less card! Also using the Winter Wishes stamp set

Inside of the card using Winter wishes stamp set

This is one of my favorite cards that I made this holiday season! I love the simplistic feel of it! Also using Winter Wishes for the sentiment


Another one of my favorite cards this season!

This card was very fun to make! Another Cricut-less card using Winter Wishes stamp set

Last card!

Quick gift tags that I put together using the Winter Frolic cartridge & Winter Wishes Stamp Set from K. Andrew

Gift card holder. Tree is from the Christmas Solutions cartridge. I used stickles for all of the decorations on the tree.

Inside of the holder

Another gift card holder

Sentiment is from Winter Wishes

 Bell is from the Christmas Solutions cartridge. I added some gold and red glitter to make it pop a little! Sentiment is from Winter Wishes

I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen. Before you go I would like to announce the winner of the Snow Much Fun Blog Hop!

The Lucky Winner of a Mystery prize package is......

#7- Mindi

Congratulations Mindi!!! Please contact me at rlhamm1 at gmail dot com with your mailing info!

Alright, I know that this has been a VERY Long post! But I just had SOOO much to share! :)

From one crafty friend to another I want to wish you ALL a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SEASON! I hope that Santa brings everyone everything that they want but most importantly that you each get to spend this very special time with those that you love!!

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting Cricky Snow Much Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to the rest of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Patty from "Creative Diva", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Kristan then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring the WINTER WISHES set. For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

When I think about snow, something that I really don't like too much, I think about ways that I want to get and stay warm. So what better way to do that than to settle down with a nice cozy cup of hot chocolate! For my project, I'm sharing some hot chocolate cones that I have created as gifts for my co-workers and parent volunteers.

I found my recipe for the hot chocolate over at Family Fun. I used Wilton disposable decorating bags to create my cones. They are very durable! Lastly I attached this simple, yet fun tag using Gypsy Wanderings & Gingerbread Cricut cartridges and of course the amazing Kristal's Winter Wishes stamp set! I LOVE this set and it is so versatile and fun! It has definitely been my go-to set for all of my Christmas projects so far!
What would a blog hop be without some BLOG CANDY!!!! I have some mystery candy for one lucky commenter!!! All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to do on a snowy day! I will select a winner on Tuesday, December 20th.
Now you can hop on over to your next stop:  Veronica

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Getting Cricky Simpy Sunday Challenge- Joys of the Season

Greetings Crafty Friends!

I hope that you have had a great week and your weekend is treating you well. It's time for the latest Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky with K. Andrew! This week's theme is Joys of the Season-Holiday Decorations.  I had so much fun creating my project for this week's challenge.

Lately I have been intrigued by the look of stacked boxes/cubes. This interest tempted me to making a holiday decoration that was not only simple to put together but also beautiful. Even better I will be able to use it as a decoration in my new home. Without further adieu,,here is my project

I was SO happy with how these turned out! They were very easy to put together as well. They were created using my Martha Stewart scoreboard.

This is the top box. I used some rhinestones and the K.Andrew's Winter Wishes set. I love this set!!!

This is the middle box. I don't have any white inkpads, so I simply used some white embossing powder and I think it really helped the sentiment and snowflakes POP on the red paper. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the bottom of the lid.

This is the largest box and I had so much fun decorating this lid. The stars were embossed with silver/glitter powder and the border is from an EK Success punch.

All of the sentiments for this project were from K.Andrew Designs: Winter Wishes set. You can get your very own set by visitng her store. You will be so glad that you did!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project! I am going to create a picture tutorial to share how easy it is to make these awesome boxes. Don't forget to link up your Joys of the Season-Holiday Decoration project over at Getting Cricky!

Until Next Time...

Big Butterfly Hugs!!