Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Disney Week!!!

Hey Bloggie Peeps! Join us the week of
Sunday, April 8th thur Saturday, April 14th 
for a week full of projects featuring:
Disney, Winnie the Pooh, Sesame Street, Pixar, & other such characters we all LOVE.

This is NOT a blog hop.
All of us crafters who will be participating in DISNEY WEEK will provide a list of all our friends also posting Disney projects this week. You can visit as many as you'd like at your convenience.

We may not have a new project every day of the week posted, but you can be assured that all projects we post that week will be somehow Disney related.

I am super excited to craft up some awesome goodies for you and can't wait to see what everyone else crafts up!! Hope you will join us!
See you soon,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge 3-25 - Easter Blessings

HELLO BLOGGIE FRIENDS! Today is Sunday and you know what that means... yep it is time for a new Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky . So this week I was SUPER excited because I ordered three new sets of K. Andrew Design Stamps Sets. They arrived on Friday and I was SOOOOOOOO Pumped to play! I love them. I will be honest I ordered because Kristal release a new set call of Of Mice & Lil Men. This new stamp set thrilled me! If you have not seen it yet check out the website! It is a lot of Disney sayings and I LOVE DISNEY! But well I was ordering I figure I may as well get a couple more sets. So I also ordered In the Family and All about Animals and oh my GOSH! I am going to have soooo much fun playing! I am in love with all three sets and there is so much I can do with all of them! You have to check them all out if you have not! I love ordering from K. Andrew Design because I know all the stamps that I order are made right here in the USA and $1 from each set goes to charity! If you do not know Kristal oh my gosh that girl is soooooo amazing! I love her to pieces! 

So for the Simply Sunday Challenge I got to use one of my new stamp sets. I LOVE IT!!!

Here is what I made.... 

The background paper is from Hobby Lobby. The bunny is cut at 5 inches from Create a Critter Cartridge and the pink and purple "box" was cut from Storybook cricut cartridge and was cut at two inches. I love the sentiment! Don't you? It is from the All about Animals Stamp set.

I decided this bunny need to stand out so I put him on a spring!

Okay so this is a little hard to tell but this is the spring I put him on. He looks so cute moving around all springy like ;).

On the inside of the card I used the sentiment "loves you" which is also from the All about Animals stamp set.

I love this card and can not wait to send it off to my friend for Easter!!!

This is the AAAAAMAZING stamp set I used!!!

It is called "All about Animals" and you can purchase it HERE!! So hop to it and go order! It is a must ;)
Alright I would love to know what you think so if you have a chance please leave me some bloggie love!

So I know you are ready to enter this weeks Simply Sunday Challenge so here is what you need to know...

Challenge Requirements:
  1. Post any Easter Blessings project of your choice & link up by  4/7/12
  2. Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria (the more you most the more amazing chances to win)
  3. Make sure Kristal's blinkie is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to Kristal's  blog Getting Cricky
  4. Leave a comment at Getting Cricky under this challenge
  5. HAVE FUN & spread the word! (We love it when you scream Kristal's name and Getting Cricky from the roof tops)
  6. The winner will receive a surprise K Andrew Designs stamp set!! (Lucky Ducks! These Stamps Rock)
Okay... off you go. I am sending you to your craft room until you come up with something! ;) Enjoy the week ahead my friends. Hoping it holds many special blessings for you all.

All my bloggie love,

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Hey Bloggie Peeps! I am super excited to have some crafty time today. We had a lazy Sunday family morning and so I decided to get out my paper! I love my paper :) It just makes me smile and squeal with excitement! Today I took some time out to make a autograph page for one of my Getting Cricky design team sisters who is taking her little munchkin to Disney! (I am super jealous and yet super happy for her). I soooo can not wait to take my kids to Disney! Although most Midwesterners want to take their children to Disney World I want to take my kiddos to Disneyland! I grew up in Southern Cali and have some great memories of my trips to Disney. Plus I still have family and friends out there some of which have never had the chance to meet my kiddos and I would love to introduce them!

Okay enough about me! I tend to babble! ;) And this is about Jessie not about me! Okay so Jessie is taking her little munckin to Disney World and my fabulous Getting Cricky Design sister Shawn is doing a Autograph Book Challenge! I am super excited about this! What a fabulous idea!!!

So here is what you gotta do!!!

1) Autograph book page must be 8 ½” in length and 5” in height.
2) Leave a LARGE AREA of clear space for the character to sign the page.
3) Don’t place the character images too close to the edges of the page in case she would like to bind this book later on.
4) Post completed page on your site and link it to the Challenge at
5) Email Shawn (click HERE) with the subject “Autograph Book Challenge” and I will send you Jessie’s mailing address.
6) Projects must be completed and mailed by May 1, 2012 so that Jessie will receive them before she leaves for her trip to Disney.

FUN! Right? So I got out my Micky and Friends and started playing!!! Here is the first one I came up with...

I cut Minnie at 3 1/2 inches and the large flower is cut at 2 iches and the smaller flowers at 1/2 inch.
AND WHAT WOULD ONE OF MY PROJECTS BE WITHOUT K. ANDREW STAMPS... BORING! (Okay I will stop yelling now ;)) I used the Fashionable Friends Stamp Set! And well of course it is now as the sentiment says "Simply Fabulous"!! 

Here is what the set looks like...
Fun right? You know you want to go order it... it is okay! You can! Just click HERE!!! It is Kristal's best seller right now! And just like a best selling book you MUST OWN IT ;)

Okay  so if you want to enter this challenge hop on over to Shawn's page and do it! Let's make the best autograph book for this munchkin so she always remembers her trip to Disney!!

That is all from me for now. Enjoy the beauty in each wonderful day!

A Mermaids Crafts: A Mermaid's Crafts One Year Blogaversary Giveaway!...

Hey all! My Getting Cricky design team sister Lisa is celebrating her One Year Blogaversary Giveaway!! You have to check it out!!! Check out Lisa's Blog here! Enjoy the day ya'll

Friday, March 16, 2012

Getting Cricky "In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

Wow Getting Cricky Fans it is already the third weekend in March! Where does the time go?
We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  This month we have special Blog Hop ideas for that old saying "In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb".
If you've hopped along from the stellar Lisa 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!!)...

By now you all know how much the Design Team loves and adores K. Andrew Design Stamps! I just wanted to remind you 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: WARNING!!! WARNING!!! WARNING!!! Kristal Andrew stamps can be highly addictive and habit forming!  The good news is they are GREAT for your health and bring your stress level down several notches!!! SO GO ORDER SOME!!! YOUR HEALTH WILL THANK YOU!! ;)  Haahaa... check out Kristal's newest stamps!! And may I just say before you look that I am in love with all three sets and have them on order and SOOOO can not wait until they arrive in my mailbox so I can play (I have three projects already set they are just awaiting the stamps!)


This is "All about animals". How fun are the sayings? You know you could use this on some fun projects that would make anyone smile! And the great news... THIS SET IS SHIPPING NOW! So hurry up and order!!

 This is "In the Family" perfect for family cards, showers anniversaries or you know just a card about how wonderful life is! :) This stamp set is shipping now! So be sure to get yours!!

And introducing the news stamp set to the family...
"Of Mice & Lil Men" Now if you are a Disney lover your mouth is probably drooling at this point! I know mine was when I saw it! I could not wait to order!!!!! This set is now on Preorder and will ship around the 5th of April! I AM TELLING YOU NOW!!! Pre-Order this set because it will be going fast!!!

So what do you think? Pretty fabulous sets huh? Yeah I think so too! Well hopefully you waited to see my project for this hop before heading off and ordering!

Being from the Midwest I am truly hoping the statement "In like a lion out like a lamb" is so not true because if you reverse it and it is "In like a lamb out like a lion" we could be in for the biggest snow storm I have ever seen! We have been breaking crazy heat records. Today's high here in Wisconsin was 79 degrees (well at least here where I am at it was)! That is crazy for mid March!!! So I am hoping this is still considered "In Like a Lion" because it is HOT HOT HOT!  And I am enjoy this "Sun-sational" weather!
Which brings me to my card....

Isn't the lion cute? I cut him from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge at 3 1/4 inches. The mane is made out of ribbon I got from Walmart and cut at different sizes. The Sun is also cute from the create a critter cartrdige at 2 inches, the background paper is from scraps I had and the stamp is from of course K. Andrew Designs. It is called Splashtastic Summer. It is loads of fun and with Summer right around the corner it is a great set to own! Here is what you would see on this set....

Okay have I gone on long enough for you?!?! I am sure I have, so now it is time to send you off to the next Design Team Sister the amazing Amanda!

Enjoy the Hop and your weekend y'all! And if you get lost along the way here is a little help from your friend! Until Next Time!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge 3-11

Hello Bloggie Friends! I hope you are doing well on this FINE Sunday! Hope you didn't forget to Spring your clocks ahead an hour. I love that we "spring" our clocks forward because it means it is SPRING! And I love everything about Spring, the birds chirpin', the sun is out longer, no more snow (although this has been an amazingly calm winter) and of course the flowers blooming! I don't really like the losing an hour of sleep and trying to get the kiddos into the new routine though. Takes a little while for them to adjust. But I will get over it because it is SPRING :).

Okay enough of that soapbox! I am excited because today is the Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky. Fun right? Well this week's challenge is about 3 colors. You must use the Green, white and one other color of your choice. So me being the IRISH girl that I am thought SWEET! I will make something that is Saint Patrick's Day! So I was messing around trying to come up with ideas. I was looking at digi's online because my amazing Design Team sisters have been using them and they are so stinkin' cute I wanted to give it a shot. There are some super cute ones out there too, and free I might add. But then it hit me! A little craft for my kiddos to take to school! So I came up with this.....

I made this little hat... with a surprise inside. I will be honest it was harder then I thought using just the three colors. I wanted to use some gold so badly!!! But I got it to work. The structure of the hat is a toilet paper roll to make it sturdy. I cut the bottom circle and put a card underneath the green to make it a little stronger. Then I took the toilet paper and a green piece of card stock (cut to the roll size) and hot glue gunned the paper down. I cut a little off the top of the hat (a little less then an inch) because the toilet paper roll stood a little to tall for my desired hat height. Then I used the hot glue gun and glued around the bottom of the toilet paper roll and attched it to the circle. I cut a little circle for the top of the hat (I used a little glue on this but did not glue it all the way so that I could add a special treat). I used my Stamping Cricut Cartridge to cut the shamrocks... the small ones are cut at 1/2 inch and the top one is cut at an inch. I used a strip of scrap black paper and added that to the bottom along with a little white square for the buckle (I so wanted to use Gold but what can you do? Rules are rules ;)) And wellll---ahhhh (if that is how you spell it, sounded right in my head) my little IRISH hat is finished. But of course what would a project be if I did not add a Kristal Andrew Designs Stamp? It will just be blah! So I used my wonderful Fashionable Friends stamp set (which by the way is her number one seller right now so if you don't have it YOU NEED IT! ;) ) and added the sentiment "Hats off to you". See it does add a ton of life to the project don't you think? Yeah me too!

Well enough of my babble! It is your turn to enter the Simply Sunday Challenge!!!
Here is what you do...

Challenge Requirements:
  1. Post any Green, white and one color of your choice project of your choice & link up by 3/24/12
  2. Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria (the more you most the more amazing chances to win)
  3. Make sure Kristal's blinkie is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to Kristal's  blog Getting Cricky
  4. Leave a comment at Getting Cricky under this challenge
  5. HAVE FUN & spread the word! (We love it when you scream Kristal's name of Getting Cricky from the roof tops)
  6. The winner will receive a surprise K Andrew Designs stamp set!! (Lucky Ducks! These Stamps Rock)
ALRIGHT! You have some work to do! Go play with your paper and have some fun! Dr. Heather's orders! ;) Enjoy the week all! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Many wonderful blessings,

Psst... shhhh.... I am about to break the rules! DON'T TELL ANYONE! You saw my Simply Sunday Challenge project I only used the three colors (Green, White and Black)... but I could not resist showing you the next part!! I had to sneak another color it! SSSHHHH!!! Don't tell on me!

What good is a Saint Patrick's Day with out a little yummy Gold!
Okay now I really have to go because I have to go make about 40 more of these! Gotta any spare toilet paper rolls I can have? :)

Oh here is the stamp set I used...

Don't have it but want it.... Go HERE and order away! I just placed an order for three new stamp sets! Can't wait to show you what I come up with next!!!

Okay I'll see ya'll later! Enjoy the day!!