Sunday, March 25, 2012

"Easter Blessings" Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge

Hello my Bloggie fiends!!!  I know that it has been a little while since my last post but life has just been super busy and I apologize for slacking off!!!  But I'm back and ready to Rock and Roll!!  I know most of you may not have even realized but I celebrated my 1 year Blogaversary this past Friday.  I had so much planned but like I said before, sometimes LIFE just has other plans for you!!  I cannot believe that it has been a year since I started this Blog, never did I think that I would make it this long and what do you know, here I am 1 year later with 183 followers!!!  I am a member of the wonderful Getting Cricky Design Team, with extremely creative and caring DT sisters.  My BEAUTIFUL friend Faith who is on the DT with me, she is one of the most courageous, strong and creative women I know and even though we have never met face to face (except for Skype) I know that we are great friends who can turn to each other if need be.  My wonderful and on her way up friend Megan Gravener, another friend I am lucky to have!!  I remember when I met Megan at the Scrapbooking Expo last year and we isnstantly hit it off and have been close friends ever since!  I have learned more than I thought I could and I am greatful for the friends I have made.  I look forward to the next year of growth and friendships!!  THANK YOU to the ones that I have and that's all of you!!
So now onto the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.  This weeks challenge was "Easter Blessings".  With Easter just around the corner we were asked to make an Easter themed project.

I used my Cricut Imagine and Lori's Garden cartridge to cut my Posie's.  I layered them to give it some dimension.  I added some ribbon and the sentiment, from K. Andrew Designs "Fall-o-ween" and "Amazing you" stamp sets.

Please be sure to head on over to Getting Cricky to check out all the wonderful projects the Design Team has created for you!

Thanks again for the most wonderful year, I love and appreciate all of you!!

Until next time Hug's and Happy Craftin!!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Liebster Blog Award"

 Hello to all my wonderful Bloggy friends, I hope you find yourself well.  I am sooo excited !!  I received the Liebster Blog award!! It was given to me from J over at Glitter Panda.  J has such a wondrful blog with so many great crafty ideas and inspiration! 
The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are unclear but as J shared "the word translates from the German as "darling" or "beloved." It's given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to generate some traffic for them. Such a great idea!!

Here are the guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award

1. Acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to him or her.

2. Give this award to 5 other bloggers, who must have less than 200 followers, and let them know through a comment on their blog.

3. Post the award on your blog

4. Best of all- bask in the glory, have fun, and share the love!

Here are my 5 choices:

1)  Cindy of Crafty Queen CB.  Cindy just has such a bubbly personality and the cutest projects on her blog!!  I can never wait to see what she will post next!!  Please, if you wish, copy the above award to your computer to post to your blog.

2)  Letillia of Diva of 5.  Letillia is the mother of 5 children and somehow she still finds the time to create beautiful projects with such love and care.  She is one of my Design Team sisters over at Getting Cricky with K. Andrew and I just love her!!  Please, if you wish, copy the above award to your computer to post to your blog.

3)  Melissa of Pink Polka Dot Scrapping.  Melissa is one of the strongest people I know in the blogging world.  She has been at her son's side, living at the Ronald McDonald house in Cincinnati Ohio since December 26th.  He is a 1 year Post Liver Transplant patient and was having dificulties breathing.  It has been a very rough road for them both but she still finds time to create.  Please, if you wish, copy the above award to your computer to post to your blog.

4)  Sam of Scrapping with Pirkie.  Sam creates such wonderful projects all with bold colors, layers and texture.  I love to see what she will be creating next.  Please, if you wish, copy the above award to your computer to post to your blog.

5)  Stephanie of Scrappy Rae 10.  Stephanie is the single mother of an Autistic child who takes the time to create to maintain her sanity.  I just love her style of crafting.  Please, if you wish, copy the above award to your computer to post to your blog.

I know that I only have to choose 5 but here is 1 more!!

6)  Sherry of Up or Down They're Beautiful.  Sherry is also one of my Design Team sisters and all I have to say is that, she is just such an all around beautiful person with such tremendous talent!!   Sherry alway facinates me with her paper piecings and her constant upbeat personality!!   Please, if you wish, copy the above award to your computer to post to your blog.

Congratulations to all of my picks!!

Until next time Hug's and Happy Craftin!! 


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

You've touched my Heart!!

My BEAUTIFUL friend and fellow Blog sister, Faith Freeman of Faithfule Creations, has awarded me with the "You've touched my Heart" Blog award!!  I have to tell you that I am soooo Blessed to know Faith, she is one of the most talented women I know and she has a heart larger than words can describe!!  I have soooo much admiration for her, she is a thrifty single mother with such unmeasurable stregnth and courage!!  She has touched my heart and I love her dearly!! 

 Please click on her name above to visit her blog.  If you need and want inspiration your sure to find it there!!

I love ya mama and thank you for my award!!

Until next time, Hug's and Happy Craftin!!


Friday, March 2, 2012

"You're Just Grande"

Hello to all my Bloggie friends, hope you are all well!  So as I sit here writing this post it dawned on me that my 1 year Blogaversary is in only 21 day's!!  I just can't believe it, where has the time gone??  Just one year ago I logged onto my computer to find some video's on how to use my new Cricut Expression that I had received for my birthday just a few month's before.  As I was looking I came accross soooooo many wonderful blogs with sooooooo much information.  In just a few moments I thought to myself, hey why don't I start my own blog showcasing my crafty creations???  I knew that I was not the greatest crafter but I also was not that terrible, after all crafting is meant to be an outlet to express your creativity and usually your best work (at least mine) come from mistakes!!  Hence The Craftin Mama!!  I am so glad I took that leap of faith and put my fears aside.  Over the past year I have met sooooo many wonderful new crafty friends near and far as well as learning soo many new and wonderful techniques!!  I am astonished by how many people have become a follower of my blog, now I know that 180ish is not that much but I never though that I would hit a 100!!  So before I bore you all too death let me say this....


Here's a card for all of you today to show you my appreciation!!

I used K. Andrew Design stamps "Coffee and Tea for you and me" and Stampin up cardstock.

Thanks for stoping by today!!

Until next time Hug's and Happy Craftin!!