Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Card - 9

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card - 8

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card - 7

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card - 6

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card - 5

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card - 4

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card - 3

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card- 2

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card - 2

Made by Lynnette

Thanksgiving Card - 1

Made by Lynnette

Check out my new ATG gun!

A big thank you to ERIN at SpantastiKreations!

Erin really ROCKS!!  She recently had a give-a-way on her blog when she reached over 200 followers.  I was the lucky winner of this give-a-way and I won an ATG gun:)  What an awesome prize from a creative and super talented crafter!!

Here is what it looked like when it came in the mail.
I wanted to make a small change.  Here is what I needed-

The ATG gun, purple paint, and a paint brush!

And here is my ATG gun ready to go!  I love purple and I just felt like giving it a bit of color:)

Thank you so much Erin!!  If you haven't had a chance to check out Erin's blog, please do!  She does not disappoint!  Her projects always ROCK!!  Click HERE to link over!!

Have a creative and awesome weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!
~Madison

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cooking With Cricut- Happy Birthday

Welcome to Cooking With Cricut's Challenge #15
Happy Birthday

I am super excited to announce that this week we are being sponsored by 
Peachy Keen Stamps!! 
Peachy Keen Stamps
 The winner of our challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate to PKS!!!  What a great prize:)


The theme for this week's challenge is birthday:)  Create a birthday card or LO for someone you love!  My grammy's birthday is coming up in February so I decided to design a card for her.  I am pretty sure she will see it here before she gets it in the mail:)  I hope you like it Grammy:)

The bird was cut using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and embossed with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder.  It is hard to see the pretty ribbon on the bottom in this photo but it looks really good in person:)

I know you can't wait to enter this week's challenge for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to PKS.  But first head over to Cooking With Cricut to see what all the other Design Team members at CWC have cooked up this week to inspire you!!  You will have until next Tuesday to enter the challenge.  Good luck:)

Thanks for stopping by~
Madison

Friday, January 21, 2011

Jess' 34th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to KinderStampO's 34th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop:)  

The hostess of this blog hop is the birthday girl, Jess of KinderStampO.  Happy Birthday Jess!  If you arrived here from our birthday girl Jess' blog, you are in the right place.  If you happened here by chance, you may want to head back to the beginning so you don't miss any of the great projects.  Click HERE.

I love making birthday cards and as you know I am all about making cards with things I don't have!  If you have been following my blog you will know that I have been trying to challenge myself to create projects by trying to be resourceful.  In this case, I wanted to try to make a card using a punch, even though I didn't have one.  Now how was I going to do that?  Hmmmm?  Lots of thinking outside the box for this one!!!  Well first here is the card I made:
Doesn't this card have the appearance of a punch at the bottom under the ribbon?  Any ideas as to how I did this.  Well before I tell you, think I about it...... Ok, do you give up?  Well, I am sure you guessed I made it myself and I did.  I used my Gypsy and the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge to create this border and cut it out all at once on the blue card stock:)

Here is what it looked like on the Gypsy.  Of course once you add the adorable robot cut at 3" from the Robotz Cricut cartridge and the Happy Birthday sentiment, you have an adorable birthday card for a little boy.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think:)


 I hope you were able to stop by and check out all the fantastic blogs today.  I am the last stop on this wonderful hop. Be sure to wish our hostess a very happy birthday.
Thank you for stopping by!
~Madison

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cooking With Cricut- Three Flowers

Welcome to Cooking With Cricut Challenge #13
Project with Three Flowers


This week at Cooking With Cricut, we are challenging you to create a project that includes three flowers.  The flowers do not have to be made using your Cricut, but we ask as always that somewhere on your project there is an object cut with a Cricut machine.


For my project this week, I wanted to show you that you can be resourceful and create something even when you think you don't have all the right items:)  I really wanted to make a vase with three flowers.  I didn't think I had any cartridges with a vase.  So I started by using Cricut Search and searched the word "vase."  I discovered that there was a vase on the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.  I would have never guessed!  Well, it was probably used as more of a storage container than a flower vase by the Indians but cut at 2.5" and from Anna Griffin paper it looks elegant and will do the trick:)  


My flowers are embellishments I won from a blog hop.  I used a creamy, brown ink and distressed them.  They were a stark white color to start.  I didn't have any ribbon to match and I did not want to introduce another color to my project as this would look too busy so I used the same ink to color the white ribbon.  What you don't have, you can make!!  The flower stems were made from green left over yarn that I used to make a scarf:)  I embossed the background with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I love how this card turned out:)  What do you think?


Please take the time to stop by the other Design Team members' blogs to see what they have created.  There are many wonderful projects to inspire you!  Click HERE. And don't forget to enter this week's challenge for the chance to win some great prizes.  You have until next Tuesday evening.


Thanks for stopping by!
~Madison

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Baby Card for Contest

Look at this cute baby card my mom made for the Provo Craft handmade card contest!


My mom doesn't typically make cards, but for this contest the cards had to be made by someone over the age of 18.  Well, since I don't qualify, I talked my mom into entering.  The project had to be a card and had to be made using one of three specific Cricut cartridges.  Lucky for me I had one of the three cartridges, Wall Decor and More.  It also had to include Anna Griffin products, either paper, stamps, etc. My mom used Anna Griffin paper that I bought at Michael's.  I thought she did a great job:)  

Provo Craft will be announcing the winner on January 20th.  They will also be announcing a new product on HSH the same day, as will Anna Griffin.  Good luck to all of you who entered the contest!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Madison

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge

Good Saturday morning:)  
Robyn from My Pink Stamper and her new DT are having a blog hop.  If you haven't checked it out yet you should hop on over.  When you are finished, you can make a card, a scrapbook page, or something fun using My Pink Stamper Stamps or something Pink:)

Here is the card I made for this blog hop challenge:
I used the My Pink Stamper Stamp, "Whoooooo loves you?" 
and Winnie the Pooh as the inspirations for my card. 

I know I love Pooh and I received this awesome Winnie The Pooh Cuttlebug die cut and embossing folder in today's mail from Ms. Dolores:)  She bought one of my cards and included the die cut and embossing folder, as well as another embossing folder in my package.  How great is that?  Thank you so much Ms. Dolores!  You ROCK!!  I couldn't wait to use Pooh:)  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!
Madison

Friday, January 14, 2011

Congratulations DALTON!

Today, January 14, 2011, my blog is dedicated to my brother Dalton 
as he officially becomes a sailor for the United States Navy:)



A special thank you to all the men and women who are serving in the military!

After a lot of hard work and training, DALTON is graduating today from basic training.  We are so proud of him.  Dalton has done an amazing job in the short time he has been there and he has been promoted twice.  DALTON will be leaving basic training and starting his "A" school as an E3:)  Way to go DALTON!!


I designed this card for this special event.  I hope DALTON loves it.  




Thanks so much to all of you who have sent such supportive comments to both my mom and I over the past several months!  You know who you are:)  They have really meant so much to us.




Thanks for stopping by!

~Madison

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Welcome Guest Designer: Ashley:)


Please help me welcome Ashley Nicole Valdez to Funky Cards.  
Ashley is the guest designer on my blog today.

My name is Ashley Nicole Valdez.   I am 10 years old and going to be 11 in February.   I am in the 5th grade.  I always watch my mom while she works on her crafts at the table.  I love to watch her use the Cricut. In the summer I asked my mom if I could make some things with her and she showed me how to use her Cricut and how to use stamps!! This year for Christmas all I wanted was my own craft stuff and I got a lot of it, but I still like to use my mom's Cricut!

My favorite cartridge is the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and my favorite stamp set of hers is the "Rock On" set by Pink by Design.  She said she is going to get me a set of my own cause I always take hers :)  I have a blog now and I hope you stop by: Ashley's Creative Journey.

Here is the card I designed for Funky Cards today as the guest designer:



The penguins were cut from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge, the hearts were cut from the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge, and the sentiment is from the dollar section at Michael's.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Please take a moment to leave a comment for Ashley.  I will make sure she gets all of your thoughtful messages:)  You ROCK Ashley!!

Have a great day!
~Madison

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cooking With Cricut- Glittermania

Welcome to Challenge #12 at Cooking with Cricut

This week the theme is Glittermania!  Somewhere on your card or LO you are required to use glitter!  For my project I decided to create a thank you card since I just sold the last of my new thanks you cards:)


This cute little seahorse was given to me in a critter swap and I designed the card around this cut out since it came with glitter!!  I added the plants from the Create a Critter cartridge.  For fun, I made the wave out of the light blue paper from the  Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge and turned it upside down to make the illusion of the dark blue paper looking like waves and the light blue paper looking like sky:)

Be sure to enter this week's challenge.
You could win the new release of digital stamps or cutting files below...Cold Hands Warm Heart.
This is the new mini collection from Page-Kits.com… 
This set is available as Digital Craft Cutting Files or Digital Stamps! Featuring Five adorable chilly but yet heart warming original designs!  These designs will compliment all your “Frostilicious”  paper crafting.


You have until next Tuesday to enter. For more inspiration, be sure to check out the other Cooking with Cricut Design Team members' projects this week.  Click HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!
~Madison

Monday, January 10, 2011

Winner of the Blog Hop Announced:)

Thank you so much for all the wonderful support during the 
Dia de Reyes Blog Hop:)  Thank you so much to 
Gaby at Gaby Creates for hosting this blog hop and for asking 
me to be a part of this amazing line up.

The winner of my blog candy, one package of thank you notes, is...

Lala!!! 

Lala said, "Nice job on the card! Lately anytime I get with my hubby 
is special time. I was just glad that he didn't have to work on Christmas or my 
birthday (the day after Christmas)!!!"

Congratulations Lala!

I will be contacting you soon to get your mailing address:)

Thanks to everyone who participated.  Please come back this week on Wednesday 
to see what I have created for this week's Cooking With Cricut Challenge #12.  
~Madison

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge:)

I am so excited that Emma from My Creative Time has started her Throwback Thursday challenges:)  This week the theme was "Viewer Choice" and the only requirement was the card or LO had to have a heart somewhere on the project.


I decided to design a Valentine's Day card without using the color red as the main color.  I found this cute stamp at Michael's that says, "Owl always love you." I cut out a 2 3/4 " heart using the Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge to stamp the sentiment on.  I added the cute owl cut at 1 1/2" from the Create a Critter cartridge.

Thanks Emma for the challenge and thanks everyone for stopping by!
~Madison

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Casa Pacifica- 8

Made by Jen

Casa Pacifica- 7

Made by Jen

Casa pacifica- 5

Made by Jen

Casa Pacifica- 4

Made by Jen

Casa Pacifica- 3

Made by Jen

Casa Pacifica - 2

Made by Jen

Casa Pacifica- 1

Made by Jen

Honorable Mention for My Pink Stamper blog!

Wow, amazing news! 

My Pink Stamper just had a Design Team call and I was listed as an honorable mention! Nearly 400 very talented ladies tried out for this team. Robyn hand picked her team from those she knew and then selected 7 new DT members from those almost 400 submissions. She also added 10 honorable mentions. So top 17 of almost 400!!!! I am so excited. Robyn is the #1 Cricut blog on the web.  

 You can click HERE to see Robyn's entire DT and list of Honorable Mentions.

Here is the card I designed for her DT call:




Thank you Robyn for selecting me as an honorable mention:)

Thanks for stopping by!
~Madison

Casa Pacifica - 3

Made by Diana

Casa Pacifica -2

Made by Diana

Casa Pacifica -2

Made by Diana

Casa Pacifica - 1

Made by Diana

Happy 50th Anniversary

As I come to the end the week as the guest designer for The Crafty Card Gallery, I would 
like to say thank you to Ms. Jennifer for giving me the opportunity to design and post new 
cards on her blog each day.  I had a blast and I hope you enjoyed my cards and were 
inspired to create some new cards of your own.

Today, I am pleased to show you the 50th wedding anniversary card I was asked to 
design for a couple celebrating their golden anniversary today.  I was honored to create 
this card and I hope they enjoy it:)


This is a tri fold card.  I love being able to have several special little 
places to add the perfect design touches:)


On this card I was able to add pictures of the happy couple from both then and now.  
I also added love doves and hearts from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge, as well as the 
words "Love" and "The Perfect Pair."  Although hard to read in this photo, next to the 
couple's pictures is the date of their wedding and the date of their 50th anniversary.


As you can see, there is also a place at the end of the card to write a note to the couple.

I just love the way this card turned out.  I really enjoy making special order cards.  
If you want to place an order with Funky Cards, visit my blog, Funky Cards,  and you 
will find my email address on the left side bar.  Have a wonderful day!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Madison

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I am continuing as guest designer on The Crafty Card Gallery blog.  

This has been a great deal of fun for me and I hope enjoyable for you!  I have been showing you new cards that I have designed each day to help inspire you to the start the new year in a creative mood!  Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about making Valentine's Day cards.  Today I have created a Valentine's Day card to inspire you as this special day is just around the corner!


This sweet card was made using a digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique and the "You & Me" cut out from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge.  The background was embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Hopefully this card inspired you to start making your Valentine's Day cards!  Have a wonderful day:)

Thanks for stopping by!
~Madison

Thursday, January 6, 2011

DIA DE REYES

Welcome to Funky Cards and the DIA DE REYES Blog Hop!
If you arrived here from Dalis' blog you are in the right place.  If you happened here by chance, you may want to head back to the beginning to Gaby's blog to see all the wonderful projects on today's blog hop.

"After New Year's Day, Mexican families still have a very special date to commemorate and enjoy.  On January 6, most of the Hispanic world celebrates El Dia De Reyes, the Epiphany, remembering the day when the Three Wise Men following the star to Bethlehem, arrived bearing their treasured gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrhfor the Baby Jesus." (Article link

I was honored that Gaby of Gaby Creates asked me to join her in this blog hop to help her celebrate this special day.  I was asked to make a card or project showcasing the Three Wise Men. 


In this card, I have included a computer generated Bible verse, which says, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." Matthew 2:2

Since I did not have a digi stamp of the Three Wise Men, I found a free coloring page online 
that included a small picture of the Three Wise Men and copied it onto a Word document.  After 
I shrunk it down to the correct size, I copied it onto white card stock so that I could color 
it.  I added a shadow and stitching for added interest.  Using the star from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and a few gems to light up the sky, I was able to finish the card:) 


***Blog Candy Alert***
 Today I am offering a package of thank you notes for visiting my site during this blog hop.  This package includes 5 thank you notes and envelopes:)  To be eligible for this package, please become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already following) and leave me a comment letting me know if you were able to share special time with your family over the holiday season :)


Gaby is also giving way 6 prizes, one of them a grand prize!! 
To qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on every blog.  In addition, you will be collecting words at several, but NOT ALL of the blogs.  Once you collect all the words, put them in a phrase and email the phrase to Gaby at: scrapabookaholic@hotmail.com.   From there all correct phrases will be put in a database and the winner chosen by Random generator.    On my blog, "there is no word" for the phrase.


Now it is time to hop over to Donna's blog to see what she has designed for this special blog hop.  


Here is a complete list of participants for today's hop:  
Gaby   Gaby Creates
Yolie   Just Yoli
Dorcas   4 Crafty Angels
Sandra    365 of Cricut
Dalis    Stamper Girl
Madison  Funky Cards (You are Here)
Donna   Popsicle Toes
Martha C   Crafty Dreams
Patti/Martha    A Scrapping Time
Bobbi Jo   Sweet Sassy Diva
Erika    Cricut Love
Melin   Cooking With Cricut
Patty T   My Name is Scrappy 
Jess    KinderStampO
Ivette   All About Me and My Scrapbook
Maria Elena    Maria Elena's Happy World
Terri S   Scrappin with the Bug
Karla    Little Scrap Corner
Elsa   Cricut Lvr
Jessica    Thatz Uneek
Cristina  Crafting with Christina

Thanks for stopping by!
~Madison
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