Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Day Preparations (and a contest that ends TODAY)!

Hey there!

As you may know, I am a Cricut Circle Member (VIP Charter in fact)! With that comes the opportunity for different challenges. For the month of April the challenge is to: Create a project of your choice and reuse, recycle or repurpose 3 items on your creation. Project must include at least 2 different Cricut Image Cuts. Because I work FABULOUS under pressure-I usually enter things close to the deadline (which now happens to be in a few hours). It also may have a bit to do with the fact that I am impatient-and I don't want to wait a month to know if I win! LOL Now, these challenges are NOT judges (unfortunately). So, because it is random, I also let my sweet 7-year-old daughter help!

May day is tomorrow (And I'm preparing the EXCITING launch of the Quick Quotes Blog). I thought it might be fun to challenge you! Can you spot the REPURPOSED, REUSED and/or RECYCLED items here (contents excluded) (hint: 4)? And the Cricut cuts?! Leave your answer in my comments and I will randomly choose 1 person to win a QQ prize package! YAY! BONUS: Tell me the cartridges the cuts were made from and you automatically win a little something! AND-if you go share this post on YOUR blog and FB you'll be entered twice even if you're WRONG! How's that for FUN?! Fine Print: You must be a follower to be eligible for this contest!



Of course, I stocked our May Day Basket with what I would want on MY door! LOL


















This is a close-up. Aubrey wrote the sentiment, as this is hers to give!

Hurry-contest ends at midnight Mountain Time!

See you tomorrow with a QQ sneak-peek! MWAH

P.S. Scroll down for Friday Frills!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Frills: Vintage! And-WINNERS!

I'm so excited to bring you VINTAGE Friday Frills Challenge #2! Our first challenge was VERY successful and I will announce the winners of some Teresa Collins goodness at the end of this post!

But first, let me announce that the Friday Frills Design Team has expanded! Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer will be joining us full time and these special ladies will join us as guests:

Rebecca Maddux
Rhonda Davenport
Lisa Lahiff
Cherie Goyer and last, but certainly NOT least:
Tiffany Call

Ladies, thank you for applying! I am honored to have you!


The first project you're viewing here is a 2 page 'Cherish' layout by Brynn. Created with a light color scheme of We R papers and embellishments, it is perfectly finished with cameos, lace and ink!





















These tags were created by Amy. She began 1 and just couldn't stop-vintage is kinda her thing!

Ruffles and rolled rosettes really set this one as a favorite.







Gorgeous butterflies and french script.











Fancy cut beautiful vintage girl-with wings of course!






And Kris created the following vintage tag as well! (Ummm-they forgot to tell me it was tag themed. LOL)




Beautiful ruffled lace, background, butterfly and MORE! YUMMY!











I immensely enjoyed going through your submissions on our first challenge. Thank you SO VERY much to each of you! As a matter of fact-I am SO appreciative that I am sending ALL of you a special gift! E-mail me your address to me at flairandfrillscreativity@gmail [dot] com with your address!




Valerie took our 1st place position with her cake card and Kacee takes 2nd place with her cake layout (which happens to be PINK, black and white :D )! Click on their names to view their entries and take a look around their blogs!




I am attaching the link-up again below! Enter your VINTAGE CREATION by Wednesday May 11th @ 11:59 pm to be eligible to win a SURPRISE gift package from Flair and Frills (sure to include stamps, trim and embellishments you'll LOVE)! And, while you enter here, click on over to Patches of Pink and enter there as well! {HEART} them!


P.S. ONE MORE WINNER! Ann from the Todally Frogs Blog Hop-you wi darlin! Please e-mail me your address! Ann said, "TOADally cool frog!! Great job!! :)Thanks for sharing your talent in the hop today -- I was invited to do the froggy hop by Melissa (Disney Dreamer Designs) and am HAPPY to be a new follower!! :)Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com" Thanks Amy! And thank you too Melissa!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Tea Party Bridal Shower Blog Hop!


Oh What Fun! Hi there ladies and gentleman! Welcome to our Royal Tea Party in honor of the new Princess! Growing up I always thought I would marry Prince William, but that's ok-I found a prince (and I'm still a PRINCESS)!

A special thank you to the super talented and super sweet Ellen (aka Card Monkey) because she's ROYALTY herself! If you're just beginning our blog hop, please click on her name to take you to the cleverly created article she has with our ANNOUNCEMENT! You should be arriving here from Amanda's blog after viewing her absolutely adorable (and PINK) tea pot card. (and did you see how adorable SHE is too)?


The projects I am sharing with you today are from an AMAZING discovery I recently made called My Time Made Easy. These are the actual projects she has made and I just HAD to share her with you today. This gal has the BEST templates and sell-made products that she is willing to share with us! Isn't the tea pot just GORGEOUS?! And below is a photo of a tea cup! I am astounded by her skill. Please stop back by my blog, and after you've stayed to visit awhile, click on her link to go see more!











A Blog Hop isn't complete without BLOG CANDY! So, please be sure to become a follower (if you're not already-I LOVE all of my blog friends), and leave me a comment telling me why YOU'RE excited for the royal wedding and/or how it is special to you! Up for grabs is a FREE TEMPLATE from My Time Made Easy as you see above, courtesy of ME! (Winner will be announced following the blog hop. You'll need to check back here to claim your prize).

Now you're off to see Nikki! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Special Pet!

Scrapbook Trends call for Pet layouts inspired me to snap a few photos and scrapbook my little puppy! I used a sketch from Frosted Designs and I'll upload it there too!










All of the papers and embellishments are from Bazzill and I used the Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge.


Journaling with a black sharpie and white pen!








Smooch ink and flicked white paint!












With more blessing, I'll have to remove this layout to be published! :D MWAH

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sharing Quick Quotes with Jenny!

I am SO excited to be featured on the Crazy About Cricut blog! Jenny is such an amazing person, inside and out. It is truly an honor to coordinate with her and be here with you today! Thank you.


Since the Quick Quotes blog will be debuting in a week, I decided I would share 2 layouts I've recently created using a beautiful new line from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company called 'Damsel in Distress.'



The die-cut chipboard, flowers, gems and clear embellishments are carried by them as well.


















This one features my kiddos. I used more of the patterned paper die-cuts and clear butterflies. I love that this paper line is so versatile and free.

I will be back soon to post my project created for Crazy About Cricut AND I'll announce the new Quick Quotes Design Team members too (if you want a sneak peak, they are posted on FB)!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

TOADALLY FROGS BLOG HOP!

RIBBIT! It's NOT the bunny hopping around here today!

Thanks for joining me in the TOADALLY FROGS Blog Hop brought to you by Karel J! If you're not here from Monica at Scraps To Treasures, you can start at the beginning by clicking HERE.

This card was a lot of fun to make using the Bazzill 'Grandma's Feathr Bed' line and a few of their goodies. The hardest part was deciding which frog to cut! I chose this quirky one from the 'Sweethearts' cartridge. Pink By Design's 'Hippity, Hoppity, Happy' stamp was PERFECT for the sentiment! I used the seam of a yellow shirt for the middle and finished with a bit of home-made shimmer spray!

For my BLOG CANDY today, I am offering a prize package from the uber awesome Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company. They have some great new lines and embellishments out and I'll get ya some goodies if you follow me and leave a comment here (as always, you receive double the chance if you also have my blinky), telling me your funny frog story (we've all got one)! (I often forget to photo my candy, but rest assured, IT IS GOOD)! I'll choose a winner and announce it here on Monday morning.


Now it's time for you to CROAK along to Kristel's (but come back by anytime)!

Enjoy-and have a HIPPITY, HOPPITY, HAPPY DAY!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

GORGEOUS for Creating Keepsakes

When Creating Keepsakes posted on FB that they extaended their'Fabric Layouts' deadline-I decided I'd create and submit! The fabric I had was PERFECT for these NEW Teresa Collins papers! L-O-V-E! This is my FAVORITE color combination of ALL TIME!

I used a silver metallic in the background and to accent. Pink satin is ruffled across and black sparkly tulle with white lace appears here and there too! :D





























Tuesday, May 17th. I LOVE this layout! As I type this, Amy and I (pictured here with me) are struggling in our friendship :( This paper was pretty much made for me by TC whom I ADORE and it turned out, well-GORGEOUS! Link-up friends, please also go to the 'home' tab and look around while you're here. Consider following me too! It's so nice to hear from you and discover new blogs! Thanks Kristal! I LOVE your link-up parties, and your sweet soul!

MWAH!




Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Cards Cont'd:

I love this one JUST as much-it's just SO cute! Right?! That's the envelope in the middle. I HAVE to have coordinating envelopes-it's my thing! :D Here's a close-up! The Hoppity Happy stamp is from Pink by Design. I just ADORE this. My friend Linda at the store had used this cut on a card-so I bought the card, dis-assembled it and created my own for our class! It's all hand cut, except for the tab punch, that SU. Please see my previous post regarding the 1st Eater card, how YOU can receive this card in YOUR mailbox, and my update to Friday Frills. Happy-HOPPITY-Sunday! I entered thisone in Patches of Pink. You MUST check out her blog, and please vote for me while you're there (beginning Monday)! mwah1

Easter Cards! Sent to YOU?!

Good Sunday Morning to you! I just have to share what might be my FAVORITE 2 Easter cards EVER! I designed these and created them with my private group at Scraps Galore. I am linking them to Patches of Pink too! I've been looking forward to participating with her-such a fabulous blog and idea! This 1st is my favorite....it says, "Stop and Smell the Jelly Beans!" from a delightful Scrappy Moms stamp set. The envelope is peaking out there between the cards. It says, "a little birdie told me...." from Pink By Design! The banner sparkles from Stickles, a few polka dots too. I used a border punch at the bottom of the grass-just for a bit more flair. The BEST part?! The little chick has an action wobbler behind him (a little spring) so he shakes and moves! GRRR_My post messed up. I'll share the close runner up in 2nd place in a separate post. *NOTE* I have added the link to 'Subscribe' on the right side bar. If you LOVE this blog and take the time to do so you may just receive one of these 2 cards from me in the mail! Yep-I'll randomly choose 5 of my faithful followers to have one of these cards in their (YOUR) hands! YAY! I can't wait! I {HEART} you all SO very much! P.S. I had family tragedy to attend to and did not post the 2nd Friday Frills challenge or the winners from week 1. I should have that done by tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Quick Quotes Design Team Call

As the Social Media Director of Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company I am pleased to announce our 1st Design Team Call!!!! HOORAY!!!! Here it is.... QUICK QUOTES DESIGN TEAM CALL If you love creating unique, quality projects with top-of-the-line products-our design team may be perfect for you! · Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company is looking for 7 additional design team members to showcase innovative creations using Quick Quotes products. · The term will last 6 months, beginning May 1, 2011 and ending October 31, 2011. · Sharp photography skills are a must. Photos should be taken with high resolution in clean, crisp backgrounds using excellent lighting. · You must have and regularly maintain a personal blog. WHAT WE EXPECT: · Provide at least 4 projects per month. Projects can be layouts, cards, altered items or home d├ęcor, using primarily Quick Quotes product. · Abide by all deadlines given. · Promote Quick Quotes whenever possible, including posting in online galleries, forums and blogs. · Respond and interact with participants and followers of the Quick Quotes blog and Facebook page. · Enter your monthly projects in at least 2 online challenges. (We will provide suggestions at your request). THE BENEFITS & PERKS: · You will receive a welcome package from us, including EVERY color of ink that we manufacture. · Ample Quick Quotes products to create with. · Your name and bio listed on our Designers page. · Access to an exclusive Design Team board to share and learn tips, tricks and techniques. · Your blog will be listed on our main page! · Quick Quotes sponsorship of 1 contest or challenge of your choice during your term. · A specially designed badge/blinkie for your blog. · Scrappers status and bragging rights that you made a fabulous Design Team! TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING BY APRIL 23rd to brynn@shopquickquotes.com : · Full contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail and personal blog address. · 4 examples of your BEST work using up to 10 photos. Projects need not be newly created or use only Quick Quotes product. · A short bio. Of yourself and why you’d like to be considered for this position. · Previous/current commitments (such as other Design Teams, etc.) and experience. · An e-mail link to this exact post on your blog showing the photos. If you have previous posts highlighting Quick Quotes products, please provide those links as well. The announcement of the 1st Quick Quotes Design Team will be made on Monday, April 25th! In addition, if you are new here, please 'follow' me on the right. I will continue to post all Q.Q. related info. here and I thank you for your personal support! {HUGS}

My Current State of Affairs:

And it REALLY is-since I do have a LOVE affair with my supplies and creation! THIS is my studio! Yea-it's hard to decipher just what you're looking at-there's LITERALLY stuff (aka collection) EVERYWHERE! LOL This is my before photo-I'll update WHEN I get an after....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

CALL & CONTEST:

It's not the BIG call I'll be announcing for Quick Quotes (in a few short days), but it's STILL FABULOUS! I'm looking for 1 (or maybe more) designer(s) for my Friday Frills Design Team for challenges. You'll receive sponsor product, recognition here and bragging rights of F&F Design Team status! If you're interested, please e-mail me 3 of your best projects (need NOT be newly created) and a bio. including why you'd like to join me. This must be done by April 22nd and I'll announce you that week, to begin in MAY. YAY! Let me see you shine ladies. flairandfrillscreativity@gmail dot com ALSO: I'm having a follower contest. I turn 3-0 June 30th and MUST reach 1000 followers by then. (It's a GOAL gals) Please do your part to spread the word of my blog, and you'll be eligible for fantastic prizes from great manufacturers (to be announced soon). THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! OH, AND: For EVERYONE who participates in the 1st round of Friday Drills (going on NOW) you'll will automatically! I'll be sending EVERY person a stamp set with a thank-you from me! YAY!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Blue Skies and Sunny Days!

LOVE the fun and feel of this BELLA line! Gorgeous! This is another kit from Paisley and Polka Dots! I LOVE IT and hope you do too! I'm off to hop with The Scrapbooking Queen....Scroll down to enter Friday Frills! MWAH









































Friday, April 8, 2011

Aubrey's 7th Birthday!

My daughter turned S-E-V-E-N on Monday. Although I'm not usually so personal here-I had to share because I created for it! :D It was a 'Tangled' pajama party and it went off without a hitch! This is her with her BOYFRIEND! He bought her a dozen roses! HE even picked them out himself! AHHHH! What am I in for?! These are the fabulous water bottles each guest received, with their gourmet popcorn. I love the 'blowing out the candles' photos! Priceless! As one of the activities each guest made3 their own gourmet popcorn. We made it and then they chose from TONS of add-ins to their delight! (Skittles, marshmallows, peanuts, M&M's, etc.) I added a necklace with a wand, silly straw and Pixie Sticks out the top of the bag, then tied it up with a pretty co-ordinating ribbon and slid a big GLAM ring onto the straw! Thanks for being here with me today. I'm planning something BIG for my 30th Birthday (happening in June). It's my GOLDEN YEAR, turning 30 on the 30th. It's a BIG deal and the celebrating will begin soon, so keep watchin'. I LOVE and cherish each comment you take the time to write me. Thank you. Scroll down to enter the Friday Frills challenge!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT:





Ladies and Gentleman-I can now share with you the reason I have been SO stinkin' excited all the time.... I just signed a contract with Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company to be their Social Media Director! HOORAY! WOOT-WOOT! Isn't that awesome?! I love them for so very many reasons that I'll continue to share with you. I'll be beginning and managing their blog, as well as hiring the design team and co-ordinating everything within the social network! Be watching for that! :D


Occasionally Q.Q. partners with My Minds Eye to create with their lines. LOVE THAT! This is a double layout I created using MME 'Abbey Road' collection.


Have a great day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

FRIDAY FRILLS: Let's Celebrate!

Good Morning! Thank you for being here with us to debut the 'Friday Frills' challenges! This week our theme is CELEBRATION! Whatever you're celebrating, we have FABULOUS projects here to inspire you as you participate with us!










This page was created by Brynn. It's using the 'Grandma's Feather Bed' collection from Bazzill, as well as the twisted flowers and buttons. She will add a photo of the debut here of the Friday Frills with journaling in the side box that sparkles with home-made Shimmer Spray!













Jenny shared with us this card she created on her Imagine to celebrate the birth of her niece! Isn't it just precious?! It just FEELS soft, with a sweet lite lamb!
















Amy has blessed us with this Beautiful 2 page layout highlighting her daughter Savanna's 1st Birthday!









































Just GORGEOUS! Look at the layered flowers and the choice of paper! WOW!






Kris made this ADORABLE Birthday card with the Create-A-Critter cartridge, Swirl embossing folder an some Jolee's embellishments! What a fun card! Did you see the cute sentiment?! And look at that little blow-out in his mouth!














Now-the fun begins! Submit your project here with the link tool by Wenesday, April 16th to be JUDGED by our design team to win an AMAZING prize package of TERESA COLLINS products (and a badge to brag about on your blog wall)! We'll choose 2 (T-W-O) winners-so get to creating! :D I am honored to have you here participating. Thank you! I am looking forward to seeing what you share with us!