Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween and My Memories Suite and Giveaway!!

Happy Monday and a Happy Halloween to everyone!!  I am SOO Happy and Excited to announce that The Craftin Mama and My Memories is sponsoring a giveaway and one Lucky follwer will receive a Free "My Memories Suite" Software Download!! 

I have to admit, I have not done much digital anything, but then I found "My Memories Suite"!!  This is such an wonderful, easy to use program with soo many options, how could I go wrong??  Anyone can easily create beautiful albums and share them in a variety of ways. Create digital albums in minutes using one of the many Designer Templates, or design your own pages from scratch. Share your albums via email, as beautiful hardbound books, watch them on a DVD, or print them at home. My Memories Suite helps you keep all your memories, your pictures, videos, and music preserved in one place.  Let's face it, this is such a wonderful oppertunity to get into Digital Scrapbooking!!

Here are 2 of the 4 pages I made using the Software!!  I totally love the way they came out!!

If you are still not sure, here is a video that you can watch to get a better idea and more information.

So now for the Giveaway.
You must do the following:
1) Be a follower of my blog.
2) Share this Giveaway on your blog and let your friends know by copying the picture above .
Extra chances to win!!
1) Visit website and check out all the different layouts you can choose from and let me know which is your favorite.
2) Follow and Like me on Facebook by clicking here
3) Follow and Like My Memories on Facebook by clicking here and get an additional $5 off!
4) Follow My Memories with Twitter by clicking here!/mymemoriessuite

WOW...That's 6 chance to win!!
I will be choosing a WINNER on Monday November 21st so be sure to check back!!

For those of you that can't wait for the Giveaway and want "My Memories Suite" right now, here is the special coupon code that will save you $10 on your "My Memories Suite" Software!!
Be sure to enter this code at checkout to receive the $10 off!


Now that you have seen the endless possibilities this software has to offer, go on and get your's!!
I want to say Thank You to all my wonderful friends and followers!!  I am soo lucky to be a small part of this huge blogging world!!

Until next time, Happy Craftin!!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

"Love Life"

Hapy Saturday everyone!!  Whewww...what a long week and then I wake up to SNOW!!  Not ready for that at all!!  Anyway, again today, I want to share a card that I made using K. Andrew Design stamps, "Owly-Hoo" to be exact!!  (CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM ALL OUT)  This stamp set is so versatile and can be used for making cards for any occasion, really they can be used for any craft!! 

I am not sure what paper stack I used but I do know that I love the patern on the backround!!  I cut the tree at 3 1/2" from the Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge.  I added some brown ribbon and my sentiment.

Don't forget the Getting Cricky Blog Hop/Ustream is next Friday night at 9 pm Eastern time.  I hope you can join us, it's gonna be so much fun!!  There will be lots of chatter and giveaways! So plan on attending next Friday!!

Until next time, Happy Craftin!!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Wise Owl" and Getting Cricky Blog Hop/Ustream

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great Thursday!  Just wanted to post a quick card today using K. Andrew Designs "Owly-Hoo" stamp set.

These stamps are the absolute best!!  They are made of the highest quality photo polymer and stamp sooo clear!!  This large sheet of clear stamps is perfect for any Owl Lover--it is MIX and MATCH and gives you endless possibilities!  Also, EVERY stamp you purchase benefits charity! Atleast $1 from the sale of every single stamp set goes to a well deserved charity!!  So please go check them out, I promise you will love them.

Also, just want to let you all know that Next Friday, November 4th at 9 pm Kristal will be hosting the Getting Cricky Blog Hop And  Live USTREAM!

Okay so onto my card for today!!

The "Wise Owl"

Doesn't she remind you of a Grandma or someone older and wiser in your family...hehe!!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today.

Happy Craftin!!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Winner of Simply Sunday Cahllenge 10/9

Hello all my Bloggie friends, I hope you all find yourselves well this wonderful Monday!!  I want to announce the winner of the last Simply Sunday Challenge (10/9)!!

And the Winner is:


Super cute and yummy too lol Im already a follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Congrats Veronica!!  I will send you an email also to make sure you get this wonderful news!!

I will be back later with more fun stuff so until then, Happy Craftin!!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Black, Orange and....."

So this weeks Simply Sunday Challenge was Black, Orange and any one other color of your choice!  I have been wanting to try to make paper flowers and just the other day watched a tutorial on the ones I made for this challenge.  I really love the way they came out, I hope you do too!!

All you do is just take strips of paper, add a strip of double sided tape to one edge, the thinner the better.  Cut slits all the way accross the strip from one end to the other and then roll it up.  Once you open and flatten the flower you can cut into some of the petals to add dimension.

I stamped my sentiment using the "Fall-o-ween" stamp set from K. Andrew Design.

I added some other little flowers that I made out of Candi's (the embelishment, not the kind you eat!) and some buttons.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.  Thanks for visiting.  Happy Craftin!!


Friday, October 21, 2011

"So Thank-Fall" Getting Cricky Blog Hop and Giveaway!!

Welcome to the "So Thank-Fall" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!! Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Letillia from Diva of 5, are so pleased to have you here with us!! Along the way, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Faith 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:

To say "THANK YOU" for hopping along with us today, we have TWO coupon code specials for you to take advantage of for THIS WEEKEND ONLY (thru Sunday, October 23rd):

fallblessings for 25% off the Fall-O-Ween set

shipitfree for FREE SHIPPING!!

Kristal's newest stamps sets are LARGER sets -- perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more... For more details or to make one these sets YOURS, please click on the preview:

Crafty Friends (LARGE SHEET)

Owly-Hoo (LARGE SHEET--mix and match shown with combinations)

Pirate Party! LARGE SHEET (Faces included--but separate so you can use other face stamps)

Pirate Tales & Fish Scales (LARGE SHEET)

For my project, I'm featuring the (INSERT SET THAT YOU ARE USING HERE -- Additional preview links are included below (Please make at least ONE project featuring the Fall-O-Ween set -- You can ALSO use one of the above sets) -- If you don't need the preview, simply remove it from your post)...

Fall-O-Ween benefits "Adopt a Classroom"

So for this Hop I decided to use my "Fall-o-ween" stamp set and "Owly-Hoo".  This is what I came up with, enjoy!!

I used craft cardstock for the backround of my Layout, the cute little Turkey is cut from the Create a Critter cart on Paper Layerz by Megan Elizabeth (awesome stuff, click here to learn more) I stamped my sentiment on the leaf, rounded the corners, added some ribbon that I got yesterday for .29 cents on clearance at Michaels, and some leaf stickers and...shabam..."Happy Fall ya'll".

Owl is cut from "Straight from the nest" Cricut cart. at 2 1/4", I tore scrap pieces of Paper Layerz and inked with chocolate chip Stampin Up ink, added blue googly eyes and stamped the sentiment using "Owly-Hoo"!!

Too cute don't you think??


1)  Leave me a comment on what you are "Thank-Fall" for! (hehe..)
2)  Grab my button and post on your blog if you have one.
3)  Be sure to visit the whole Design Team and leave them a comment.

**I will check all of the above requirements.**

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Erica 

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Link Up Love Party" with K. Andreww, Anything Halloween

Happy Tuesday all!!  It's time to "Link up some Love" again.  This weeks theme is Anything Halloween being that Halloween is still about 2 weeks away!!  So I decided to make treat bags for my little guy's pre-school class.  I made the candy man (CLICK HERE) that Kristal did a tutorial on a few weeks ago along with a pencil and little pad, some chocolates, a blower and a Halloween straw!  I think that they came out great, what do you think??

I only had to make 8 so I decided to use various Halloween papers as the toppers.  I punched the one edge with the Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" punch.  I used a Sizzix die to cut the Ghost, two tag punchesn in two different sizes for the tag.  I used Candi's and a brag to attach to the tag over the ribbon that I added and of course I stamped the "BOO too you!!" using my "Fall-o-ween" stamp set from K. Andrew Designs!

I would love to hear about the last minute projects you are working on for Halloween!! 

Don't forget to "Link up the Love" over at Getting Cricky!  

 Have a great day and Happy Craftin!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wonderful Weekend with Megan Elizabeth and family!!

I want to thank Megan from Above Rubies Studio and her family for a great weekend!!  We got to hang out and just have fun!!  Had a great breakfast this morning with a great talk, then a little shopping!  Once we got back to her house we did a little crafting!  I couldn't think of a better way to spend such a beautiful weekend!  Hugs and Kisses to Jenna and Benson!!  Can't wait to do it again!!

Little blurry...ooops!!

Sweet little Bug's!!

Getting crafty!!

I want to appologize for being scarce this week but I was very busy with my daughters spirit week and Homecoming!!  I promise to have lot's of fun projects for you this week and don't forget the "Link up Love Party" on Tuesday here and at Getting Cricky!!

Until then, Happy Craftin!!