31 March 2011

Winner of my Easter Basket Blog Hop is...

Drum Roll Please.......................................

Love all your projects. May i have a chocolate egg?

Hummer Hugs,
Misty, I will be contacting you tomorrow! Congrats and Good Luck to everyone on the April Fool's Day Blog Hop candy!

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday

I created this card using the Sesame Street Friends Cartridge, Joy's Life "Yummy Puns" stamps, some twine and the "Party Time Pack" paper set from Lettering Delights. My little one loves this card and it is perfect for a "you did great" card for an elementary aged child, I would even send it to an adult! LOL (doesn't everyone love Cookie Monster?) This piecing went together very quickly and was easy to put together, I did ink up the edges for more visual interest. I will be back later today with the winner of my blog candy and don't forget to come back tomorrow for the April Fool's Day Blog Hop (I am in LOVE with my project!!) Also Don't forget that Lettering Delights Dollar Days sale ends tonight so go quick and grab a few new svg sets and get cutting!

29 March 2011

Hurry Quick!!!!

Dollar Days over at Lettering Delights ends Thursday night and when y'all see what I am making for Friday's April Fools Day Blog Hop, you will be mad if I didn't give you a heads up!! I can't tell you exactly what I am making but.... if you have anyone in your life that is having a baby you will want to make what I made, and you need Peek-A-Boo from Lettering Delights. I actually used 13 different images from this set. Dollar Days won't be back until September so hurry!!

26 March 2011

Easter Basket Blog Hop

Happy Easter (Early), If you arrived here from Theresa's blog then you are on the right track, if not then you can start at the beginning so you will be sure not to miss anyone. I started by making an Easter Basket or Bucket in this case.
I used Make The Cut with the Storybook Font to create the "Happy Easter" and "Jeremy". The piecing is from My Scrap Chick's "Easter Chicks" and this is all done with vinyl. Next I made a carrot box.

I used MTC again and SVGcuts.com's "Christmas Gift Bags and Boxes SVG Kit", I used the Christmas Tree box but I used orange and added a green bow to simulate the greens. I love it, it is so cute. Next I made a Birdhouse box,
This absolutely adorable birdhouse basket is from Letter Delights "Spring is Bliss" it is #15, this svg come with an open roof that I used or a closed roof so it more of an actual birdhouse. This is such a cute basket filled with eggs (especially eggs of the Reese variety!) LOL 

I also made some Lollipop covers using last weeks freebie from Little Scraps From Heaven, I used MTC and duplicated the main head piece so that I could glue together the two pieces to make the cover, after the piece is together then glue the back head to the front head and let the glue completely cure, then slide in a lollipop, easy peasy and super cute, of course, the trick is to keep your 2 year old from stealing and eating your Lollipops!
Last, but certainly not least I created a card.
I used My Scrap Chick's "Easter Bunnies" to create the bunny piecing for this card, I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge punch for the lace at the bottom, some ribbon, a little embossing using my Cuttlebug and a button to embellish and the sentiment is from Joy's Life's "Yummy Puns" and I had a finished, really cute Easter Card! I hope you enjoyed my basket and the things inside it!! Please leave a comment and if you are not a follower please sign up and sometime next week I will draw for some blog candy which includes, a bottle of Stickles, a package of AC Foil cardstock and a few other goodies!! Here is the blog hop list so you can go see everyone and not miss a thing!

24 March 2011

Joy's Life Yummy Puns Card

I created this card using the new “Yummy Puns” Stamp set from Joy’s Life, the pie is from the “Simply Charmed” Cricut cartridge and the cake stand is from My Scrap Chicks “Sweet Treats” cut set. I used MTC to cut the cake stand, I inked the edges of the pieces and the papers are digi papers from Denna Rutter’s “Maybe” digi paper set. I added a double looped bow that I tied using my “Bow Easy”. I just love this card! Joy has three new sets of stamps available for purchase (two are preorders) These new stamps are FABULOUS!!!! Right now you can get free shipping so please go and check them out! here they are...

20 March 2011

What I am going to do about the MTC Provo Craft issue

As many of you know MTC and Provo Craft settled out of court and the end result is that MTC will no longer have the drivers to allow us to use the Cricut with MTC. (if you have MTC and DO NOT update it, you will continue to be able to use MTC with your Cricut) I have backed up my current version of MTC so that I will always be able to use MTC with my Cricut. The problem with this arrangement is that Andy is so great about incorporating great features into MTC and I am sure that I will want to be able to use these updates that are surely coming! My Husband and I have talked about this and we have decided that I will be buying a Black Cat Cougar in the future (as soon as I have saved the money for it) I will keep my Cricut since I have about 50 cartridges and I do like some of them but I am truly a svg and MTC kinda gal! I have many many svgs and I would rather use them than a cartridge, many times a cart will only have a few images that I truly like, that being said I used two different ones today! I really wish that Provo Craft had more regard for their Customers, since really, we are the ones who are being punished by this decision, I have lost all of my respect for the Provo Craft Company but I do still love my red Cricut.(It isn't his fault that he has bad parents! LOL, and yes, my Cricut is a boy) I will be back either today or tomorrow with a new project to post, I won Best in Show at the Baltimore Cricut Circle Event last weekend and the prize was a Yudu!! I haven't played with it yet but soon!! I will be showing you my "Best in Show" Project!

17 March 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday

I went to my first Cricut Circle event in Baltimore MD this past weekend and it allowed me to borrow cartridges that I do not have, this card, a “green” card in honor of St. Patricks Day, I made with the “Just Because Cards” cartridge, I now have added it to my must have list! This is a fun simple card to let a “little” Friend know that I think they are cool and that they are doing a good job! The yellow ribbon represents the sun and gives just the finishing touch and still allows the card to be given to a boy. The sentiment stamp is from Joy’s Life “Lots of Puns” Stamp set and the grass is actually the negative portion of some grass that I recently cut from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Cartridge. Also remember that Joy has free shipping on her products for a limited time so run over and grab our own fabulous Joy's Life Stamps!!

16 March 2011

Lettering Delights Dollar Days!!!!

Y'all need to RUN over to Lettering Delights and check out Dollar Days, I have already made my (rather Large) purchase! LOL All Fonts, graphics, Doodlebats, clipart etc. are $1 and all svgs are $2 (what a steal!) and mini books are $3. Also, if you already have an account, log on and look at your "My Library" you have been gifted Banner Days (I can't wait to play with this set)
If you look over to the left side of my blog, I included the codes for two different coupons, here they are again
10% off of $15 use code: InBloom

25% off $35 use code: BiggerBloom

Super Joy's Super Stamps

Hey Y'all, Super Joy has done it again! She has three new stamp sets out, one ready to ship and two on pre-order. Go to her New Products page and check them out, I am IN LOVE!!!! Oh yea, and Joy is offering Worldwide FREE shipping for a limited time.

I hope to be back later with a new project post to show you my paper favor cake that won "Best in Show" at the Baltimore Cricut Circle Crop this past weekend. I won a Yudu!

10 March 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday & Winners!!

I made this card for my Daughter to encourage her it an endeavor she is considering, I thought it would let her know we are supporting her in her decision! The turtle and the scalloped circle mat are from My Scrap Chick, the Turtle is part of the “Turtle and Snail” set and the scalloped circle is in the “30 boxes and More” Collection. The sentiment stamp is from the Joy’s Life Mother & Daughter Stamps, they stamp so clean and crisply! I love them!! With some embroidery floss, a button and a little doodling, the card was complete! The papers are all from my stash, I am trying to use up some of the huge pile of scrap paper I have amassed!

SVGcuts.com $10 gift certificate winner is.....
Hestia's Helper said...
I have the Easter Morning egg hunt set and what MJ did with it fascinates me! Looking at the small picture of the set at the SVGCuts shop and then seeing those pieces brought to life in a project like this is truly an inspiration! Time for me to get busy with my imagination! Thanks for sharing your blog with her and letting us see these great samples!! xoxo Stacie .
the winner of the My Scrap Chick's "Rain Frog is....
Candra said...
Sorry to hear your little one is sick!! Hope he gets well soon. You did do a great job on your frog!! Thanks to everyone one of my Followers and blog readers, it is so much fun to see what y'all think about my creations! I really appreciate each and everyone of you!

07 March 2011

News Flashes!!

Hey Y'all
I wanted to pop in and tell y'all a few things and let you know that I will be back with a card (half finished as we speak) tomorrow and I will be picking the winners for the last $10 SVGcuts.com gift card (so you can still enter Here and there are only 16 entries as I type this) and the winner of the My Scrap Chick "Rain Frog" file. I did what y'all to know about two exciting things, the first one is Joy over at Joy's Life is giving away a Gypsy!! (WOW How exciting is that!) to celebrate reaching 1 Million hits to her site, I love Joy and her stamps are fantastic (they stamp so crisp and clean) and her Vinylology DVD is a MUST HAVE for anyone who does or want to do vinyl projects, Joy has free shipping on her products through tomorrow, so be sure to take advantage while you can! The second big thing is that MJ, my Guest Designer last week, finally has her own blog, MJ's Corner, (it took me for.....ever to convince her that she needed one and I think she is addicted now! LOL (She is hard to convince of anything, I had to go all the way to Texas to make her buy a Cricut and she had to come all the way to NC so I could talk her into a blog) LOL Go and check her out, subscribe so you won't miss anything, she is super talented and will have fantastic projects to show y'all!

05 March 2011

Cutie Patootie Blog Hop

UPDATE: I am giving away this "Rain Frog" file from My Scrap Chick, as my blog candy!!
Hi Everyone, My life has been crazy this week with a very sick little one, it turns out he has an ear infection, that was caused by a respiratory Virus, what it means is no sleep!! And that means that I am not very creative! LOL I did make the time to dash into the craft room and create a Cutie patootie card for y'all today! The frog is from My Scrap Chick He is called "Rain Frog" and he is so cute!! The papers are all from my scrap bin and the sentiment is from My Pink Stampers "Punnylicious" stamp set. I inked my edges and used popdots to add dimension and interest. Please leave a comment, one person will win a prize, it is a surprise to even me since I have not had time to get anything, but there will be some blog candy!! Maybe you can leave a realistic suggestion!! Thanks everyone!
Here is the blog order so you won't miss anyone!!
Yolie, www.justyolie.com
Melin, http://www.papercraftingworld.com/
Tricia, http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/
Diane, http://diannesscrappycreations.blogspot.com/
Celeste, http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
Staci, http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/
Gaby, www.gabycreates.com
Tammy, http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/
Thienly, http://modpaperie.blogspot.com/
Patricia, http://lilbitcreations.blogspot.com/
Angie, http://angie-scrappinmemories.blogspot.com/
Cely, http://creatingincarolina.blogspot.com/

04 March 2011

Guest Designer and a SVGcuts.com Giveaway!

I have been dealing with a sick child all week, we went to the Doctor today and He has an ear infection so MJ stepped up to the plate for me and She created some fabulous projects for y'all today.

This project was fun to make and so colorful. I used the  svgcuts.com file "Easter Basket Collection". I scored my baskets with the scorpal. I was sooo lucky I found the paper at JoAnn's on sale!!!.  The solid pearl paper is from the "gemstones collection" by Coredinations, It has texture and it shimmers a little....perfect for Easter projects. The Patterned paper is from K & Co., "Life's Little Occasions" Collection. The different flowers and ribbons are a combination of purchases made between Michael's, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. I used different embellishments like brads, prima flowers, gemstones and pearls all from my stash.
I glued the  baskets together with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive and attached the flowers and ribbons with my hot glue gun.

I could not resist making a card for my last day a a Guest Designer for Tammy's blog. So I decided to make a Z-fold accordion card.  I love love and love the "Easter Morning Egg Hunt"  collection by svgcuts.com and I decided to make something with it. I used all my scrap paper from the baskets the make this card.

I tied up my card with a cute ribbon to keep it from opening.  The sentiment font is Altastgreeting and it's elevated with pop dots.

After completing all of these projects ..... I'm sooooo ready for Easter!! :) 
Thanks Tammy for this fun week of crafting with you and for letting me be a Guest Designer on your blog!! 

MJ is certainly welcome and I have enjoyed crafting with her again! I will have her back again soon!! We are giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to SVGcuts.com to celebrate reaching 250 plus followers!! Please leave a comment letting MJ know how AWESOME her projects are and the one rule is You MUST be a Follower since this is a follower celebratory Giveaway. Thanks everyone for coming and viewing!!
Yesterday's $10 Gift Certificate winner is 

Staying Crafty said...
This is adorable! :)
Links: SVGcuts.com

03 March 2011

Joy's Life Design Team Thursday Spring! and a Giveaway

I am so ready for Spring and with Spring comes bunnies, I thought that this Bunny from the SVGcuts.com “Spring Bunnies” set was so cute with his Furry Friend, I used a free svgcuts.com scalloped rectangle file to create the card and used a Goodness & Fun Digi paper for the yellow dotted paper. The sentiment is from Joy's Life “Lots of Puns” stamp set and the banner it is stamped on is from the SVGcuts.com “Birthday Dinos” set. I doodled with both a navy pen and a yellow pen to finish my card and I really love the way it looks! Don't forget to leave a comment to be in the running for the $10 SVGcuts.com Gift Certificate I am giving away today (there is one more I am giving away tomorrow) You MUST be a Follower, since this 4 day SVGcuts.com marathon is in honor of my blog having over 250 followers!! (the SVGcuts.com GC have be very generously donated by Leo and Mary from SVGcuts.com - Thanks Y'all!)

Joy's Life Stamps (free shipping through March 8th)

Yesterday's winner of the SVGcuts.com $10 gift certificate (generously donated by Leo & Mary at SVGcuts.com) is.....

creative patti said... I love it! Great Job! Now I'm starting to remember what "Picture books" are. LOL!! No babies in my house...TFS!

02 March 2011

Read Across America "Create a Book" Blog Hop and SVGcuts.com Blog Candy

(** edited to add the winner of yesterday's $10 SVGcuts.com Gift Certificate, at bottom of post) Today is "Read Across America" Day and I have a two year old,the book that I made it to help teach my little one colors, shapes and numbers. He loves trucks, trains and planes so I used those as my theme. I used the truck from SVGcuts.com's "Play all Afternoon" collection and Make-the-Cut to create this book. What I did was to put all of the pieces of the truck together on the virtual mat and then I duplicated it. One the second truck I welded all of the pieces together, I created a shadow as well, I also welded an extra rectangle onto the rear end of the truck to give me space for the spiral binding. The shadow layer I cut four times for the front cover and 4 times for the back cover. I cut 2 out of cereal box chipboard and I used the print and cut feature in MTC to print out the patterned papers on the inside covers and the back cover outside.

I used the basic shapes in MTC for the shapes and they are all cut out and the names of the shapes and colors are printed and then the shape was cut, again using the MTC print and cut feature. The graphics for the vehicles in the numbers section of the book came from Goodness and Fun's "On the Go" graphics set (Goodness & Fun graphics can be found at mygraphico.com) I used my ATG gun to glue the pages together and then I laminated them and the covers were Mod Podged to give them strength and durability so that the book will survive and 2 year old. This book was so much fun to create and my little one LOVES it!! We have read this book about 10 times a day since I finished it. (Please forgive the photos, I had a terrible time with reflections due to the lamination of the pages) Don't forget to leave a comment to win today's $10 SVGcuts.com gift certificate!! (In order to be eligible to win you MUST be a followers)
Here is the blog hop list so you can continue from here, go to the beginning or anywhere else! 
Joy – http://joyslife.com
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com (you are here)
Rosy – http://sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com
Jin – http://www.underacherrytree.com
Melissa – http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com
Amanda – http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com
Ruthie – http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com
Martha – http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
Scraps2Treasures – http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Suzanne – http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/
Sandra – http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Becky – http://www.cricutinmyclassroom.blogspot.com/
Misty – http://www.abusyplace.blogspot.com/
Lisa – http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/

Winner of yesterday's SVGcuts.com $10 GC is Amanda!
Amanda said... [Reply to comment] Wow Tammy, both of your projects are FABULOUS!!! I just love your Easter paper favor cake.. Thanks for the awesome giveaway..


01 March 2011

SVGcuts.com, a Guest Designer and a Giveaway!!

Hi Everyone, Today is the first day of an exciting week here at OBX Stamping and Crafting!! To celebrate reaching 250 followers (and we are beyond that now! SSSOOO Exciting) I am having a four day SVGcuts.com Giveaway Marathon (Thanks so much Leo and Mary) Each day we are giving away a $10 gift certificate to SVGcuts.com and all of the projects you will see today through Friday are all from SVGcuts.com files. My very dear friend MJ is here visiting and we are crafting (around a sick child) together, she is a guest designer today (and her project is AWESOME) and you will see her again Friday! Tomorrow is "Read Across America" Blog Hop with Joy and Friends, I can't wait to show y'all that project, Thursday is Joy's Life Design Team and Friday is the Grand Finale of our SVGcuts.com marathon Giveaway. To win one of the gift certificates you MUST be a Follower, since this is a follower celebration giveaway, and leave a comment and I will pick a winner each day! I hope everyone has a great time visiting and I wish everyone could win a Gift Certificate to SVGcuts.com, their files ROCK!!!!
Hi everybody, this is MJ.  I'm sooo happy that I have the chance to play with Tammy in her craft room again because I miss her dearly!  For the first day of this SVGCuts.com marathon,  I created an Easter paper favor cake. 
I used the cake box from SVGcuts.com's  "Betty's Boxes and Bags" collection. I bought my ribbons,  teal and chocolate texture papers as well as the Porcelain Chocolate Bunny Cake Topper from  Hobby Lobby.  I assembled the boxes using my Scorpal to score the fold lines and glued them together with Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.
  I embellished each cake slice with a paper rose (sooo easy to make) from SVGCuts.com's "Crush on You Boxes" file.  Even though this is a Valentine collection, the roses and boxes are so beautiful and can be used for all seasons (Spring, Easter, Weddings, etc).  The paper for the flowers came from Michaels (Recollection brand) and for a finishing touch I added some fabric leaves that I found at Hobby Lobby in the wedding department.  I adhered the flowers to boxes with hot glue.  
This is a really quick and easy project with very impressive and beautiful result.  

MJ's Party Favor Cake is phenomenal!! My card pales in comparison, I had grand plans but I ended up with a sick child and this card is the result!
I used SVGcuts.com's "Robins Return" Collection to create this card, I used the cloud frame, the branch and the nest with eggs to signify Spring (I am so ready for Spring) With a My Pink Stamper sentiment from the "Tweetie Hoo Puns" stamp set and a little bit of doodling finishes off this Spring card. 
Leave your comments and tomorrow we will announce the winner of todays $10 SVGcuts.com gift certificate!!