12.31.2011

Out with the Old & In with the New Blog Hop

Welcome to the Out with the Old and In with the New 2-Day New Year's Blog Hop! I'm so happy you could join me and the rest of the Made Especially 4 You Design Team.

Today's posts feature some of our favorite projects we've created this past year. Day 2 will feature a New Year's themed project.

Here is "the very 1st" project for me when I got my cricut....broke it out of the box and used the Don Juan cart and I believe Once Upon a Princess to make this card.








I ordered some awesome Peachy Keen faces and the Gingerbread cart...watched some tutorials on Splitcoast Stampers....and stepped it up a bit....







Then came 3GJ ribbon...WOW...had to make some stuff with it...even got to appear as Guest Designer! Whoot whoot!!




Yes...I've come along way baby...haha...long way in paper crafting and blogging since only SEPTEMBER 2011! I'm loving it and so looking forward to crafting and making LOTS of new blogging, crafting friends in 2012.

Thanks so much for coming by and hopping along this hop. Here is the line-up...if you just started here and not coming from my super talented DT friend Gina, then be sure and start at the beginning. Otherwise hop on to my great DT friend Amber ...she has a very talented eye for Shabby Chic...let's see what she has posted today!

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
Jamie
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/
Iris
http://kreativebastelideen.blogspot.com/
Becky
http://beckyssweetcreations.blogspot.com
Abby
http://scrappin-abby.blogspot.com/
Beckie
http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
Amber
http://thecountryscrapper.blogspot.com

And since you're still with me....you'll know to stop back by tomorrow when I show you my CANDY!! What's a hop without a snack?

Be blessed, Beckie

12.30.2011

Help My Friend the Cardmonkey Reach 1000 Followers for 2011!!!

Happy Friday!!!

My Great Blogging Friend the Cardmonkey is only 18 followers from 1000!!!!


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Please jump over there and help my AWESOMEfriend reach her goal for 2011!!!

Be sure and tell her Beckie sent ya ;0)

Thanks a bunch!!!

Be Blessed, Beckie

12.28.2011

WHAT'CHA GOT WEDNESDAY!!!







It's What'cha Got Wednesday!


Here's a LO (for free) that can be used with any software....but goes great with My Memories Suite .


Remember you can save $10 when you buy My Memories if you use my code STMMMS81059  .

Be Blessed, Beckie

12.21.2011

Christmas Bag Gift Tags

YAY, the week is almost over....Here comes Santa Claus!!

Here are some tags I made for my friend to put on gift bags for her co-workers. The bags are red with white snowflakes.

Here are the tags....



I cut the tags from Winter Frolic at 4". I used Winter Frolic and Gingerbread to cut the decorations...all in 3". The ribbon is My Craft Spot .


I'm entering these challenges:
My Craft Spot #38 Tag You're It
Die Cuttin Divas Any Holiday Celebration Idea
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #25 Anything Goes
Cardztv #98 Tag You're It
Robin's Creative Cottage Holiday Link-up Party



Check out this post What'cha Got Wednesday! for your free Layout download.


Check out this post Wrap It Up Link-up Party! to link-up how you wrap your gifts.



Thanks for stopping by!! Merry Christmas....Joyeux Noel...Feliz Navidad...






Be Blessed, Beckie

WHAT'CHA GOT WEDNESDAY!!!

Welcome to Wednesday...with a New Year right around the corner, let's go ahead and start something new.

This is the 1st "What'cha Got Wednesday?"

Every Wednesday I want to share with you a free download to use with your My Memories Software.

If you haven't gotten the My Memories Suite Software hop on over and use my coupon code to save $10. Enter STMMMS81059 in the coupon code box and save yourself some $$$$.

So here is your 1st freebie. Please download and use happily.Though these work great with My Memories they can be used with any software. Just layer your photo behind the LO in any software.





Thanks for stopping by.If you have any problems using the download...leave me a comment with your email and I'll get with ya.

Be sure and link-up below with the WRAP IT UP LINK-UP! Who knows might just give ALL who link-up the LO up for grabs ;0)



Be blessed, Beckie

12.19.2011

WRAP IT UP LINK-UP PARTY!!!!



Hey Friends! Since it's a celebrating season, how about a party?




WRAP IT UP LINK-UP PARTY

Here is how I wrap....hahaha.




Link-up how your present looks...what is your wrapping style?


Pass along the party to your friends and next Monday...Jan Dec 30th Mr. Random Number Generator will pick a winner! (Only 1 link-up per person please.)

What's up for grabs?






How about this AWESOME layout to use with My Memories? (Though....you can use this LO with any software program ;0))


If you do not have the SUPER software from My Memories yet...what are you waiting for?


It's only $39.97 USD! Use my coupon code and save $10.00!!!!  That makes this powerful software only $29.97!


So link-up your present then hop over and buy the software with my coupon code STMMMS81059.




WRAP IT UP LINK-UP PARTY









Be Blessed and be a blessing, Beckie

12.16.2011

Giveaway, Guest Designers and a New Promotion at 3 Girl Jam!!!

Go over to 3GJ she's having an awesome giveaway with some GREAT guest designers today and a special promotion during Dec...


Promotion buy 2 bundles get 1 FREE!!!! and.....FREE shipping in the US and Canada


WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 GIRL JAM

12.14.2011

More Christmas...Santa Claus is coming soon....

Hey there!! Got another Christmas Card to share with ya....





These papers are more Mambi pack. The stamp is My Craft Spot. This digi is Digi Darla .

Thanks so much for stopping by. Post is short and sweet today ;0)

I'm linking-up with Patches of Pink Thursday Link-up (click here)....check it out.

I am entering this in the following Challenges....
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #100 Blog Hop Anything Goes
More than Favors - Wacky Wednesday - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yippee
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #38 Anything Goes

Be blessed, Beckie

12.13.2011

Christmas Card

Alrighty we made it through Monday!!! YAY!  I've got about 1/2 my Christmas shopping done. I just can't shop in August for Christmas presents....first of all I would end up giving it to the person before Christmas and secondly August doesn't feel Christmasy.


I've got 2 cards to share ...I've been digi crazy lately.






I used papers from a Mambi sheets pack. The digi is from Digi Darla. I colored it with my pencils. I added My Craft Spot ribbon.



I continued the paper on the inside with a strip down the side. The sentiment is a stamp from 'Tis the Season - My Craft Spot.




For this card I used kraft cardstock for the base. I used walmart ribbon and some shining accent pieces. This is another Digi Darla image. I colored with my pencils. The inside has the same sentiment as the above pictured card.



My lil girl colored this digi. It's the one I used in yesterday's post. I didn't have a picture of it yet or I would've shared with my card.

When I craft she's always right beside me; it's great. So...when I am coloring she has to have a copy too. Thank goodness once you download a digi you can print more than one....haha.

I think she did a great job. She, of course, did not. She gets mad when she does what we call "scribble scrabble". She can do great, but sometimes gets wild and goes outside of the lines...this makes her mad (she's an over-achieving kindergartener). She doesn't like this picture cause she messed up the scarf. OMGoodness! LOL.

Challenge(s):
More than Favors - Wacky Wednesday - Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yippee
Creative Scrapbooking Divas 12 Days of Christmas


Thanks for stopping by. I sure do love it!
Be Blessed, Beckie

12.12.2011

2 Challenge Monday and Blog Hop Winner!!!

Happy Monday!!!!

Ok...let's see who won my candy from this weekend's Christmas Decoration Blog Hop....

Mr. Random Number Generator says.....#19 Susan

"Love the wreath Beckie! This type of project is right up my alley! Great choice with the cute penguins too!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com"

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 
Susan drop me an email with your info and we'll get your candy on it's way.... beckie_woodall at yahoo dot com.











Fantabulous Cricut

It's Challenge Me Monday at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!!! This week's project is to use ribbon (and a cricut cut ;0) ) on your project.

Our sponsor this week is        My Craft Spot


As a design team member for Fantabulous Cricut I was in a drawing for a sample of product from this week's sponsor. YAY! I was picked! Mrs. Kimberly was kind enough to send me over some crinkle ribbon in 2 gorgeous blues and a pure white.


So here is my card....



I used Kim's pretty ribbon. I cut my wiseman (4") and sentiment (2") from Winter Frolic. The base is kraft cardstock. The patterned paper is a K & Co. pack. The other papers are standard wal-mart cardstock.

I hope you found some inspiration with my card. Now hop over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and link-up your project for Challenge Me Monday using ribbon (and a cricut cut).

Challenge(s)
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yippee










Made Especially 4 You

 It's also time for another challenge at Made Especially 4 You. This week's challenge is to use Snow.

Our sponsor for this week is KnK Designs


Here is my card....




I used 2 images from K n K and put them together. The trees are a freebie that I doubled. The super cute doggie is Kolar (only $1 - WOW!).

I colored with pencils and added some glitter and snow effect. I used papers from a Mambi sheets Christmas pack. I blinged with buttons I got at wal-mart. The sentiment is from a Christmas stamp set I got at Hobby Lobby. I made it an easel card.

Now you can get to work and hop over to Made Especially 4 You and link-up your project that uses snow.

Thanks for stopping by today and everyday! I'm so very excited that I have surpassed the 200 follower mark!!! YAY! I'm loving blogging, crafting, design team work and all the AWESOME friends I'm making along the way. Happy Holidays to all my friends!!!!

Challenges I'm putting this card in....
My Sheri Crafts - Challenge #75
Whimsical Designs - Winter Fun
Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge Christmas
Creative Scrapbooking Divas 12 Days of Christmas
More than Favors - Wacky Wednesday - Christmas

Be Blessed, Beckie

12.10.2011

Christmas Decoration Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me today for the Christmas Decoration Blog Hop. Hosted by the crafty Becka of Creations with Becka , this is a hop for Christmas Decoration inspiration.

If you arrived here from the talented Dana , then you're in the right place. If you just started, then please go back and check out all the great stuff starting with Becka .

Becka has an awesome GRAND-PRIZE ...but in order to win you must comment on every stop :)

For my project today...I didn't use my cricut :0( but I still want to share it because it was SO simple and SO cheap to make. I think it's super cute...even though I failed to get a picture that showed just how cute.

Here is my $5 wreath...(that I have decided you could do for $3) Hee hee.



I got this wreath ($1) and bow ($1) (with jingle bells not pictured) at the Dollar Tree. I already had the hanger, but you can get it at the Dollar Tree ;0). I already had floral wire, but you could use bread twist ties. I got these penguins as an ornament pack from Big Lots....which the Dollar Tree has very similar ones for...you guessed it...$1

I simply attached the bow and the penguins and VOILA! It's kinda like that show where the lady cooks and makes with store bought stuff but she puts her own twist on it and it's almost homemade.

I also made some using the traditional metallic ball ornaments (sorry no pic). They are even cuter (I dare say).

So I hope you liked my wreath. Here's the line-up in case you get lost....

Becka http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com   
Oma Gloira http://omascrafts.blogspot.com
Julie K http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
Beckie Woodall http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Jamie Larsen http://babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/
Lisa Grave http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
Anna Bee http://annabeedesigns.blogspot.com/
Crystal Kovach http://crystal-kovach.blogspot.com/
Susan http://cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com/
Tonya Morgan http://ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com
Dana Tarchala http://Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com/









****WANT SOME CANDY?****

1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave comment on this post.
3. Check back on Monday, December 12th when Mr. Random Number Generator picks the lucky winner!




 Be Blessed, Beckie



12.07.2011

3 Girl Jam Wednesday's Guest Designer

Great Wednesday friends. I am super excited because...I am guest designer at 3 Girl Jam today!


3 Girl Jam

A Lil About 3GJ
from the Owner Julie....
We are a small family oriented company ran by me (Julie) and my two daughters (Avery and Mackenzie). We are 3 girls dedicated to bringing you a high quality hand-dyed ribbon that you will enjoy crafting with- as much as we do!



Julie also has her own crafty blog Little Bit of Bling .



I'm sure if you are a follower of my blog you have seen 3GJ ribbon on some of my projects. I just love it!

Here is a super-cute ornament that I have made for today's post. It shows just how beautiful and vivid the color is in the ribbon. I used the color Cherry Lipstick.




I cut 2 circles at 4" with the cart Cherry Limeade. I made a 2" rosette. I applied some adhesive to the outter edge of the circle's wrong side and placed the ribbon in a zig-zag type ruffle. I left enough at the end to make the hanger. Then I put some adhesive on the wrong side of the other circle and sandwiched the two together. The paper is from a Christmas glitter pack.

This ornament looks super nice on the tree.

I thought we might revisit a couple of cards that I had previously made using 3GJ ribbon.








I hope you enjoyed today's project and 3GJ. The awesome Julie is offering a lil candy. If you're interested here is what you should do...


1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Hop over to 3 Girl Jam and leave an awesome comment on today's post.
3. Go to Facebook and "Like" 3 Girl Jam .

Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you did!

Be Blessed, Beckie

Challenges:
Inky Impressions Use Ribbon
Robin's Creative Cottage  Use Ribbon

 










12.06.2011

RE-DRAW FOR BLOG CANDY - AGAIN!

Hey Crafty Friends. Re-drawing again for the My Cricut Craft Room Recipe/Bake Blog Hop a few weeks ago.

Tammy, The Purple Muse....said she wanted to pass on her being picked in the initial re-draw due to her having been a stop on the hop.

So...Random Number Gen says number 46...Jen L of My Busy Cricut Life

Drop me an email at beckie_woodall at yahoo dot com and I will get the candy out ASAP.

Congrats!

Be Blessed, Beckie

12.05.2011

New Challenge at ME4Y and a WINNER!

Great Monday to everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by this weekend for the Christmas Card Blog Hop. As promised...we have a winner! Random Number Generator says...#11

Percilla G who said...

"Ahh to have such a young critic. Hee Hee
Well I like the turtle and the hat on the tree is adorable - but don't tell her I said so. I don't want to upset her - LOL
Now a follower
perderg{at}q{dot}com"


CONGRATS! I will be emailing you Percilla so we can get the candy to you.


Today is Monday...which means a new challenge and a winner at Made Especially 4 You .

This week's challenge is to make an ornament. Here is my ornament.









I found a great tutorial online...which I will be glad to post the link if anyone would like to have it.




The sponsor for this week's challenge is The Digi Doodle Shop. The winner will recieve a $10 gift certificate to use in the shop.



So link-up your handmade ornaments and let's see the talent.

I'm also linking this ornament to Docerela Creations  for the 3-D Christmas Project Challenge!


Be Blessed, Beckie


12.04.2011

Christmas Card Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 all my crafty friends. Thanks for stopping by to see the Christmas Card Blog Hop hosted by my friend Becka of Creations with Becka .


If you missed Day 1, please scroll on down and check out my cards. My blog candy is on Day 1, as well. So better check out Day 1 to get signed-up.


If you just came from my crafty friend Dana then you are hopping in the right direction. If you just started with me, please be sure to start back at Becka and see all the great ideas along the way.


Becka is offering a Grand-Prize to one lucky hopper. In order to be qualified you gotta comment on all hops along the way.




So here are my cards......



For this card I used a Kraft cardstock base. I then used papers from a pack of Bo Bunny paper, Blitzen Collection. I punched the center of the flower with my EK punch. I used some awesome crinkle ribbon from  3 Girl Jam and My Craft Spot . I stitched a lil bit with my white gel pen.


I followed this week's challenge sketch #43 at Die Cuttin Divas , which I'm linking this card to.





For this card I used a Kraft cardstock base and papers from a K&co pack.

I used this week's challenge sketch #144 at Card Patterns , which I'm linking this card to.

Here's the line-up, so keep on hopping....


1 Becka  http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
2 Oma Gloria  http://omascrafts.blogspot.com
3 Carrie Uhing  http://paperglitterstamps.blogspot.com
4 Julie K  http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
5 Heather Howard  http://handmadebyhh.blogspot.com/
6 Sherry  http://macybella.blogspot.com/
7 Tracy  http://owlbecraftin.blogspot.com/
8 Dana Tarchala  http://Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com
9 Beckie Woodall http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
10 Tanya Adams  http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/
11 Melissa Todd  http://createdbymissie.blogspot.com/
12 Jamie Larsen  http://babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/
13 Lisa Grave  http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
14 Anna Bee  http://annabeedesigns.blogspot.com/


Be Blessed, Beckie




12.03.2011

Christmas Card Blog Hop - Day 1

Great Saturday to all my crafty friends. Thanks for stopping by to see the 2 Day Christmas Card Blog Hop hosted by my friend Becka of Creations with Becka .



If you just came from my crafty friend Dana then you are hopping in the right direction. If you just started with me, please be sure to start back at Becka and see all the great ideas along the way.



Becka is offering a Grand-Prize to one lucky hopper. In order to be qualified you gotta comment on all hops along the way.




So here is my card......








I used Winter Frolic and Create-a-Critter. The trees are cut at 4" and the turtle at 1".  I distressed the bottom part of the blue paper to join it to the white base. I blinged it all with MS tinsel glitter.



My daughter is mad at me because she says I should've used a penguin. She says turtles do not play in the snow. LOL. I said, I know. She went further to critic my card saying that trees do no wear hats. ;0)



She's a crafter in the making and she knows all...so in the future I will be consulting her before posting anymore cards that do not make sense. LOL.



Here are some cards to re-visit. You may or may not have seen them here on my blog before.




















Now it's time to get hopping. Here's the line-up in case you get lost along the way. Your next stop is my friend Tanya .


Remember to come back tomorrow and see what we've all made.




1
Becka
http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
2
Oma Gloira
3
Carrie Uhing
4
Julie K
5
Heather Howard
6
Sherry
7
Tracy
8
Dana Tarchala
9
Beckie Woodall
10
Tanya Adams
11
Melissa Todd
12
Jamie Larsen
13
Lisa Grave
14
Anna Bee






Since you made it through all that and the viewing of my nonsense (haha) card. How about some CANDY?






Here's how to win.....


1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave me a comment on this post letting me you are a new or faithful follower.
3. Check back in on Monday, Dec 5th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator picked to win.


Be Blessed, Beckie