Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Art and Thank you card

Hello to all my fabulous blogger friends and welcome newbies!

I am so excited about this post because today I get to show off my daughter's art work that was selected for display at our local Performing Arts Center for Youth Art Month.  Art work from five students from each grade level at each school (except high school) were chosen.  I am so excited and proud that my daughter's art was selected and last night I finally got to see what she created.

But first I wanted to share a Thank You card I created for one special lady I meet here in blog-land.

I used an array of supplies for this card - Tim Holtz,  Colorbok, Ranger Dabber, Glitz Design Stamp, Cartridge Accent Essentials, Cartridge SweetHeart, Maya Mist, the Paper Studio and Walnut Antiquing Solution Ink

Again, thank you Steff for hosting the tag swap!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE.........................

So without further ado....'Dance' by my daughter (grade 3)

So what do you think?  I know, I know she did a fabulous job!! I can not even begin to describe how proud I am of her to create this. FABULOUS!!!

Thank you for stopping in and reading!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Friday, March 25, 2011

Eclipse premier

TGIF! Hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend! I know I am, my sister and her family are coming home for the weekend (it's her birthday) and I can not wait for her to see what I have been working on for her! 

I did two simply layouts a while ago, I was inspired by a challenge (missed the deadline) at Crafty Twilight Mom ~thank you Kel~.

The pictures on the first layout is from the night the movie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiered. That was a very fun night and we (me, my younger sister & Mom) all had a great time. I even won the Eclipse t-shirt pictured for answering a trivia question from the movie, Twilight.  Trivia question:  In the movie Twilight, when we see Edward Cullen for the first time (cafeteria scene), who is singing in the music that is playing? Yes, I know the answer and yes I know I might be, have AM slightly addicted obsessed with the Twilight Saga. LOL

The next layout is a few days later, My younger sister and I took our daughters (same age) to see the movie.  They here a hoot to watch, especially when Jacob came on screen for the first time...shirtless of course.  Awww to be that young again.  There were lots of giggling and whispering from the two of them.  But we had a fabulous girls day.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Lion and the gift...

Welcome to all my fabulous new blogger friends, I look forward to getting to know you all and I welcome any comments and/or tips and tricks.

It has been crazy busy around my house with little league baseball, school and work, but I have found the time for a few cards and a couple of layouts. Also I received a wonderful PIF (pay it forward) gift from Kim B. at A Gypsy Angel (see below picture). 

Isn't this just the cutest little notebook.  Fits in the palm of my hand, even better, my purse.  Thank you Kim for the wonderful gift.

Next is a card I made for the CWC-22 Lions and Lamb Challenge.

Quote: "And the lion fell in love with the lamb..."by Edward Cullen Twilight
Cricut Cartridge Cricut Sampler - Lion (pg 51)
Cricut Cartridge Accent Essentials - Accent 31s (pg 62)
Flower: Cricut Cartridge Accent Essentials - Accent 24s (pg 55) & Accent 33s (pg 64) with Spiced Marmalade Stickles and sprayed with Maya Mist

Sentiment - Artful INKables: Fictionally Inspired set
Distress Ink By Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I did making it.

Oh yes, also...at my children's school (K-5th grade) it is Youth Art Month and a few pieces of the art work is chosen from each grade level for display at our local Performing Arts Center and...my daughter's (3rd grade) art work was chosen to be one of pieces.  Needless to say I am one very very proud momma! I will post pictures as soon as I can.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Digi's With Attitude! Challenges: The New Design Team Call is OPEN!!!

Digi's With Attitude! Challenges: The New Design Team Call is OPEN!!!: "Wanna be on the new Design Team? The call is OPEN!! If you were previously on the team by all mean apply again! There are many of you we wou..."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kenney K's Challenge #37

Made this easel card (my first) specificly for the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #37.

This week our challenge theme is a recipe:  3 Designer Papers, 2 Ribbons, 1 Image.

Image: Kenney K's - Cheyenne
3 Designer Papers: We Are Memory Keepers - Tiffany's
2 Ribbons: Hobby Lobby
Buttons: the Paper Studio
Flower - Prima Essentials 6
Dragonfly: own stash
Hope you enjoy this one!
Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop ~ WINNER!

First, welcome to all my fabulous new blogger friends and thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I hope you all enjoy my little creations and tidbits of my life.

Ther winner from the 'Lucky CharmBlog Hop' is...

Congratulations Carrie, please contact me at clworkman4@gmail.com with your mailing address to collect your win. You have one week to claim prize(s) or I will have pick another winner.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog and the Lucky Charm Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Donna, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can start at the beginning at Cross My Heart Papercrafts. This blog hop is all about creating something for the lucky charm in your life...

Cartridge SweetHearts: Shadow Heart 1 3/4" (pg 34) - for clover
Twill tape - Stampin' Up
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Printed Paper, stickers & Clear Stamps - the Paper Studio
Charm - Hobby Lobby
Tiny Type Letters - Cosmo Cricket
Chipboard - Basic Grey (painted w/Gold Adirondack Dabber)


My 'Lucky Charm' is and always will be my handsome hubby!

Twine & Charm - Hobby Lobby
Chipboard Tag - Basic Grey
Lucky Sticker - the Paper Studio
Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook - CHARM: Roly Poly 1 1/2"
Printed Paper: GlitzItNow-Vintage Love, Traci Smith
Pin: my own supply
Love tag: Tim Holtz Adage t
Tickets (distress ink-vintage photo)
Flowers - Prima (sprayed w/Java-Tsukineko: Antiquing Solution)
Pearls - Prima
Embellish paper & small tag - K&Company: Ephemera Pack

I hope you enjoyed my project. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your next stop is Rebecca. Below is a list of all blog participants in case you get lost:

Giselle - http://crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Nadia - http://nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Kim - http://rickettscricuts.blogspot.com/
Yolonda - http://www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/
Donna - http://donnasdreamworks.blogspot.com/
Carol - http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE
Rebecca - http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/ NEXT STOP
Linda - http://www.fancyframework.com/
Amy - http://amydesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://scrappinsuzy.blogspot.com/
Carrie - http://paperglitterstamps.blogspot.com/
Patricia - http://creativediva98.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
Kimi & Pamela - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
Darcy - http://dlmbscrapping-time2create.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://tidbitsnscraps.blogspot.com/
Shawnte - http://shawnteparks.blogspot.com/
Amber - http://www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Melissa - http://adventuresinheels.com/

A little giveaway, entering is easy, just leave a comment by March 19th 11:59CST . I would be honored if you become a follower, but it is not required for this giveaway. On Sunday, March 20th, I will pick a winner via random.org. My blog giveaway is open to U.S. and International players. Good Luck!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


2nd Post of the day, click Here for 1st post.

Cartridge-Plantin Schoolbook: Tall Ball Grass-s 2" (pg 69)
Cartridge-April Showers: Tree2 4"; Bird 1"; Banner 1 1/2";
Cloud 2"(ink-stazon ultramarine) and Squirrel 2"
Buttons: the Paper Studio
Paper: from my own stash

I am entering this card in My Pink Stamper's ~ blog-hop-friday-march challenge.

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Kiss Me I'm Irish...

Hope everyone is having a great week!  This week is Spring Break for myself and kids, we are enjoying the time off and time together.

I've also been very productive with a few projects.

Chipboard circle: Basic Grey (painted w/Glod Adirondack Dabber)
Embellishments & Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Pattern Paper: the Paper Studio

Challenges entering:
Tinker Planet and Kleirrs Kreation - National Craft Month

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Monday, March 14, 2011

Winner...Karber's Customer Blog Hop

First welcome to all my new friends and followers. I appreciate all your wonderful comments and feed back.

The winner is...

Congratulations MiamiKel, please contact me at clworkman4@gmail.com by March 16th with your mailing address or I will have to select another winner.

Until next time - happy scrappin' ~ Carol

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Karber's Customers Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us today for Karber's Customer Blog Hop. I hope you are having a fabulous time and are enjoying all the amazing projects.

If you came from Andrea's then you are in the right spot. Below is list of all the participants if you get lost on the way. Be sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog along the way for your chance at blog candy.

The theme for this hop is Spring and I hope you enjoy the card I made. I just love the digital image, it is one from Karber's Digital Designs.

Image: Easter Bunny from Karber's Digital Designs
Grass: Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
Clouds: April Showers Cartridge
Stickers: Hobby Lobby
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen (Ranger)
Flowers: Prima - Essentials 6

2. Carol ~ ME
3. Jamie ~ next stop
10. Sharon
13. Karber

Thank you for hopping along with us at Karber's Customer Blog Hop and because this is my first time to participate in a blog hop, I have a small giveaway.

Enter is easy, just leave a comment by March 12th 11:59CST . I would for you to come a follower, but it is not required for this giveaway.  On Monday, March 13th, I will pick a winner via random.org.  My blog giveaway is open to U.S. and International players.  Good Luck!

Until next time - happy scrappin' ~ Carol

Friday, March 11, 2011

PSA Stamp Camp: Shout out PSA Stamp Camp & Win Big!

2nd post of the day~

PSA Stamp Camp: Shout out PSA Stamp Camp & Win Big!: "We are so happy to have reached 500 followers here at PSA Stamp Camp, but know there are a slew of craft lovers that haven't been introduced..."

Mini Album #2

Hello to all my fabulous friends.

I am making a toilet paper roll mini album for my daughter for when we went to a Miley Cyrus concert back in 2009.  I know, I have been such a slacker with my scrapbooking but it's a work in-progress to catch up. 

This is the cover, not whole lot of embellishments, I just want her to have something to remember the experience.  I will post updated pictures once the album is completed.

Until next time - happy scrappin'. ~ Carol

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Busy bee....

Sorry I have neglected my blog for a few days ~ have been super busy and sick (grrr).

I hope to have a few items posted over the next couple of days and will definitely have something for you this weekend ~ I am participating in my first hop - March 12th! YEAH ME!! So check back this weekend.

Until next time - happy scrappin'. ~ Carol

Friday, March 04, 2011

Seeing Green...

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend. Aren't you?

When I started this card, I thought green, sure no problem. (right) As I am shifting through my supplies, I increasingly became aware that I do not have embellishments that are green except for a few buttons. So luckly I had green ink from Stampin' Up and the lettuce dabber from Adirondack - Ranger Ink.

This is the end result...hope you like it.  It turned out better than I thought it would.

April Pixie: Pixie Dust Studio
Buttons & Brads: the Paper Studio
Fiskers Punch
Cuttlebug (ink: Green Galore from Stampin' Up)
Flower: Prima (painted w/Lettuce Adirondack dabber from Ranger Ink)
Thread: Making Memories

Entering this card into the following challenges:

Until next time, happy scrappin'! ~ Carol

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Thank U.....

First, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has decided to follow me on this crazy crafty ride.

I have been trying and trying to expand my knowledge of my cricut without waisting all my paper (LOL) in the process. Here is a Thank U card using mainly the Give A Hoot cartridge I won.

Still don't know what to really do for the inside so I just stamp the image.

I am entering this card in the following:
My Pink Stamper - Feathered Friend Challenge
Kleirrs Kreation - National Craft Month

Thank you again to all my fabulous followers! When we make to 100 followers I have a giveaway.

Until next time, happy scrappin'!  ~ Carol

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A Card for my Niece...

A simple card I made for one of my niece's birthdays. 

Sweet Treats Cartridge
~present, page 48
~sentiment, page 56

Thank you for stopping by ~ Carol