Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cooking With Cricut- Giving Thanks

Welcome to Cooking With Cricut Challenge #6
"Giving Thanks"
Do you have any holiday parties to attend this holiday season?  Well be sure to take some kind of hostess gift to your hostess!  Here is one idea that you might want to consider! How about the directions and dry ingredients for a yummy chocolate pie that the hostess can make and enjoy at a later time. 
This is a nice way to say thank you for having me over today:)  
And the best part is that it is really easy to do.
Here is the recipe for the chocolate pie on the back of the turkey:)  It includes all the directions on how to prepare the pie as well.
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge- Turkey (7.5 inches)
Gel Pen- Stitching
Googly eyes

Be sure to stop by all the other Cooking With Cricut Design Team members' blogs to see what they have created to inspire you this week.  

 I am honored to be the sponsor for this week's challenge.  The prize this week is a package of my all occasion cards:)
You have until next Tuesday, November 30th at midnight to enter.  Good luck everyone.  I can't wait to see all your fantastic projects.  Have a wonderful rest of the week and a very Happy Thanksgiving:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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30 Days of Gift Making- Blog Hop

Welcome to the 21st Day of the
hosted by the wonderful Jill at The Scrapoholic

Yesterday if you have been following along, you would have visited Michelle at Scrapin With My Bug.  If you missed out on her wonderful project, it isn't to late to go back and take a look. 

As you know by now if you have been following along, this unique blog hop was designed for you to take a closer look at one blog each day for 30 days of November.  Each day you will find a holiday gift idea.  Today, I am sharing packaged thank you notes.  After the holidays it is probably safe to say that many people will be in need of thank you notes.  So, a thoughtful hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or gift for a friend might be a package of thank you notes:)

This is a 5-pack of thank you notes that comes in two different sizes.  Three of the cards are smaller notes for those who want to write just a quick thank you and two of the cards a larger notes for those who have more to say.

These are the different sayings that are on the thank you notes.  The last one got cut off in the picture.  First, each sentiment is typed onto a 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.

Next, circles are cut out of card stock and placed over the sentiments (attach a small piece of double sided tape to the back of the circle).  The sizes will vary depending on how big you want to make your notes and what sayings you use.  Here the circles are: 1.5", 2", 1.5", 1.75". and 2".

Now run that paper through the printer and the sentiment will appear on the circle:)  You must be careful never to let the tape go through without card stock covering it.  This is bad for the printer!  To shadow the circles, cut out brown card stock one size bigger for each circle.

To finish of the notes, add a flower and a bow and some stitching.  These packaged cards will be on sale at my holiday craft show for $10.00.  If anyone is interested in purchasing a set, just leave me a comment and I will be in touch with you.  I make many different styles and designs.  This is just one of many:)

Tomorrow, you will be visiting Christy at Ladybugz-Creations

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blog Spot Award

Good morning fellow crafters:)  It is a good morning for me!  
Look what I woke up to!

 Thank You so much Elsa at Cricut Lvr!! at  for passing along the Stylish Blogger Award to me! 

Many thanks to Elsa for thinking of me.  I am truly honored.  I first saw Elsa's work a couple of months ago and immediately started following her.  Her work is really amazing.  I wasn't the only one to notice!  Elsa is now on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design team.  This in one of my favorite blogs with challenges.  You won't be sorry if you check out both of these fantastic blogs today!

Now, this award does come with some rules and I have to pay it forward:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Hmmm, share 8 things about myself:
1. Most of you already know this, I love volleyball and play both high school and club volleyball.  What you may not know is that we just had our year end banquet and I was named MVP of my team.
2. I am a Sophomore in high school and a straight "A" student.
3. I am a Christian and love attending youth group.
4. I plan to study interior or graphic design in college.
5. I love hanging out with my friends.
6.  I never put my phone down on tables in public.  Too many germs!
7.  I miss my brother!!!!!!!  He left for the Navy two weeks ago.
8. I love a clean bedroom:)

Here are the 8 bloggers I am passing the award onto.  These are bloggers I have recently discovered.  They are very talented.  Please check out their blogs and see what I mean:)
1.  Glenda - Glenda's Cards
2.  Judy - Judy's Handmade Creations 
3.  Stefeni - My Idea Box
4.  Norma - Pink Bling Crafter
5.  Debbie - Bug Juiced with Debbie
6.  Carri - Doubleclick Connections - AKA ABUSYBEE
7.  Cely - Creating in Carolina
8.  Emily - The Wonderful Insanity Called Life

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blog Hop Winner Announced!

Cooking With Cricut Holiday Blog Hop

Well, first I must say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of who who stopped by and left me such wonderful comments.  I read each and every one of them and I was touched by how nice you were.  I really love all the sweets you like for the holidays!  So many chocolate fans here and pecan pie fans too.  I even learned that there is someone here who is gluten intolerant!  My mom eats gluten free:)  I am going to send an email to my new gluten free friend with some great holiday recipes!  If I don't have your email address you might have to send that to me.  I will go back and look!

Ok, I think you want to know who won....
The winner of the Cooking with Cricut Blog hop and the "Puppy in a Present" (digital stamp or cutting file, winner's choice) is... 
 Sandee McIntyre!

Sandee said..

Wow.. This is a very neat idea.  I really enjoyed your blog.  Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Sandee!!!

Sandee, please be sure to send me your email address so that I can contact you:)

Thanks again to everyone who participated.  You are the best!!!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Get Well Soon!

Challenge #36-Achoo

As you can probably guess, this week at FCCB, the challenge was to make a project related to being sick.  I decided to design a get well card:)


Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge- Panda and Bamboo
Martha Stewart Scalloped Dot Border Punch
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Get Well Soon Stamp
Gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!

Winner of the Blog Hop Announced:)

"A Thanking We Will Go" Blog Hop

First I would like to say that I am so grateful for all the comments that I received for this blog hop.  So many of you left me wonderful messages telling me of your many relatives that have served or are currently serving our country in the armed forces.  That is just AWESOME!!!  I was so happy to read all those comments.  Thanks so much too for the nice words about the letter box that I made for my mom.  My mom just got her first letter home from Dalton yesterday and now her box isn't empty:)  Now that's exciting!!

So now for the news you are waiting for... the winner of my blog candy, chosen by Random Organizer, is... Cherylann from Outta-My-Mind!  
Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

this is such a wonderful,thoughtful, loving gift to your mother. I kept all of my brothers correspondence he sent me while he was in the Navy during Vietnam. Prior to my meeting my husband he too was in the Navy.
Cherylann (prinkles)

Congratulations Cherylann!  I see that we are both Navy sisters:)  Cool!  I will be contacting you soon to let you know that you have been chosen.

Thank you again to all of you who followed along this past weekend.  In case you didn't know, we will be having a Christmas Blog Hop to show how different cultures celebrate the holidays!  Stay tuned for more information.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 15, 2010

30 Days of Gift Making- Blog Hop

Welcome to the 15th Day of the
hosted by the wonderful Jill at The Scrapoholic

Yesterday if you have been following along, you would have visited Jessica at the Creative Stamper's Spot.  If you missed out on her wonderful project, it isn't to late to go back and take a look. 

For this blog hop we could either make something to give away, something to sell, or something to decorate the house with for the holidays.  I decided to design a luminary to decorate the fireplace mantel.  I made a set of three luminaries using velum, the Cuttlebug and the Gypsy.

Here is a close up of the luminary-

The colors did not show up on the photograph.  The snowflake is actually blue.  It looks really pretty.

Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge- Welded Reindeer Border (using the Gypsy)
Pink By Design- Snow Flake Stamp- Simply Everything Stamp Set
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder- Velum Paper

Please make sure when you create luminaries that you use battery operated candles.  You do not want to use real candles next to paper to and create a fire hazard.

Tomorrow, Day 16, you will be visiting Kelly Jo at Kelly Jo's Kreations.  Kelly Jo always has fabulous projects waiting for you so don't miss out!

Thank you for stopping by.  It is not too late to check out my E-Craft show.  I fully support myself with donations and money that I earn selling cards to play club volleyball.  I just found out that this year tuition is $2,000 and I have raised $1,500.  I am currently having a E-Craft show to raise additional money.  Click HERE to check out the details.  A BIG THANK you to those of you who have already supported me:)

Here is the list of crafters participating in the "30 Days of Gift Making Blog Hop"

Nov. 1: Jill - The Scrapoholic
Nov. 2: 
Martha - Dream of Crafting
Nov. 3: 
Kelly - Kelly Jos Kreations
Nov. 4: 
Debbie - DD's Craftsh
Nov. 5: Jenny - Crazy About Cricut
Nov. 6: 
Alma - My Pink Life
Nov. 7: 
Candace - Scrapadoodledee
Nov. 8: 
Martha - Dream of Crafting
Nov. 9: 
Kelly - Kelly Jos Kreations
Nov. 10: 
Kassidy - Inking It Up Crazy
Nov. 11: 
Jill - The Scrapoholic
Nov. 12: 
Kelly - Kelly Jos Creations
Nov. 13: 
Jill - The Scrapoholic
Nov.14 : 
Jessica - The Creative Stamper
Nov. 15: 
Madison - Funky Cards  ME!!
Nov. 16: 
Kelly - Kelly Jos Creations
Nov. 17: 
Theresa - The Scrapbooking Queen
Nov. 18: 
Jenny - Crazy About Cricut
Nov. 19: 
Candace - Scrapadoodledee
Nov. 20: 
Michelle - Scrapin With My Bug
Nov. 21: Madison - Funky Cards  ME!!
Nov. 22: 
Christy  - Ladybugz-Creations
Nov. 23: Patty - Dream Cards by Patty
Nov. 24: 
Jill - The Scrapoholic
Nov. 25: 
Andrea - Scrapgurl
Nov. 26: 
Andrea - Scrapgurl
Nov. 27: 
Jill The Scrapoholic
Nov. 28: 
Kelly - Kelly Jos Kreations
Nov. 29: 
Alma - My Pink Life
Nov. 30: 
Jessica - The Creative Stamper

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Ms. Sherry's Sunday School Class- I Feel the Love Project- November/December 2011


Made by Luke- "I Feel the Love Project" November/December 2011


Made by Abi- "I Feel the Love Project" November/December 2011

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cooking With Cricut- Holiday Blog Hop

If you are looking for the A Thanking We Will Go Blog Hop, Click HERE.

Welcome to Funky Cards and the Cooking With Cricut  Holiday Blog Hop! 

If you've come from visiting Kristal's blog you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to the  Cooking With Cricut blog and start at the beginning.

The holidays will soon be here so this is a perfect time to be inspired by our design team.  Each crafter has designed an awesome project to help get your creative juices flowing.  So pour a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the projects that have been made just for you:)  Along the way each DT member will offer PRIZES and in addition, Cooking With Cricut will have EVEN MORE PRIZES including...

***Assorted Bazzill Cardstock, A Cricut Preserves Cartridge, and TWO $10 download vouchers for digi files from

I come from an Italian background and my mom loves to share her Italian culture and traditions with me and my family.  I thought it would be a fun idea to create a project that could include Italian recipes that could be passed down from one generation to the next.  With that in mind, I contacted two special relatives of mine, Dorothy Prosperi and her daughter, Diane Massetti, and asked them to come up with a Christmas Dinner menu that I could turn into a keepsake.  This menu is now a never ending card and one that anyone could make using their own recipes and give to a family member to keep and enjoy for years to come.

For directions on how to make a never ending card: Click HERE

Merry Christmas- Tis The Season
Celebrating Italian Style

This is the front cover of the menu.  Here you will find a recipe for the appetizer, Italian Quesadillas.  

This shows what the menu looks like as you are opening it from one page to the next.

As you open the card, you will find the recipe for a Maui Poppy Seed dressing to go with your salad, as well as a spinach gratin vegetable side dish.

Moving to the next page you can find the main course.

This panel shows the main course, herbed chicken breasts with cheese.  Are you hungry yet?  We have dessert and drinks to go so get ready to turn the page again!

And now you can see that for after dinner there will be Italian Amaretto and Chocolate Amaretti Cake.  Now that sounds good:)  

From here, the card folds back to the beginning, thus making it a never ending card.

Wouldn't it be great to be able to save your favorite Christmas dinner recipes in one place?  Well, now you can.  You can make a cool menu like this.  It is fun, easy, and it makes a great gift if you want to pass your recipes down to your kids:)  Hope this inspires you.

****Blog Candy Alert****

I am happy to announce that I am giving away a chance to win a "Puppy in a Present" (cutting file or digital stamp) your choice.

This adorable puppy is being donated by!!

  All you need to do to be eligible to win is...
1. Become a follower of my blog.
2.  Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite holiday dessert is.
I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday morning so be sure to check back to see if you are a winner:)

Now make sure you continue on the hop by visiting Kassidy at Ink It Up Crazy.  She always creates wonderful projects:)
In case you get lost along the way here is a list of the DT members participating today:

Cooking With Cricut Cooking With Cricut
Abby - Scrabbookaholoic by Abby
Gaby -  Gaby Creates
Adrea  - From The Hills
Cathie  - Creative Cutter Room
Christel - Scrappin' Sista
Kristal - Getting Cricky with K Andrew
Madison - Funky Cards
Kassidy - Ink It Up Crazy
Jenna - My Favorite Things
Valine - Maddster Creations
Dalis Stamper Girl
Brandilynn - Created by; Brandilyn
BeckyBouncy Flouncy Fun Fun Fun
MichellePurple Monkey Moments
Melinda - ScrapbookEden
CWC - Cooking With Cricut

Thank you for stopping by!

A Thanking We Will Go

Welcome to our "A Thanking We Will Go" blog hop hosted by Jessica from KinderStampO.  
If you arrived here from Liz's Paper Loft then you are in the right place.  If not, you may want to start back at the beginning at Jessica's blog.

As Thanksgiving is upon us, we are reminded of those we are thankful to and for the things that they have done for us to make our lives even better.  

The sponsors for our blog hop are are Helmar, Imaginisce, Peachy Keen, Skipping Stones Designs, and Unity Stamp Co.  Make sure you go to every blog and leave a comment to have a chance to win some fantastic prizes!  There will be additional blog candy along the way too:)

This blog hop I am going to honor a special person in my life, my mom. I want to let her know how thankful I am to her.  I am blessed to have an awesome mom who helps me everyday by giving me her love and support.

  As a way to say THANK YOU I am designing a very special box for her that she can keep all the letters that she receives from Dalton while he is away in the Navy.

As you know if you follow my blog, my brother Dalton left this week for the Navy.  Since my mom will write to him every chance she gets and will want to keep all the letters that he sends her, this box seemed like the perfect gift to say "THANK YOU" to my mom.  I think she will like it:) 

I found an old stationery box and made this an altered item project.  I used blue and white as the main colors since those are the colors of the Navy.  On the outside top, I put the dates that Dalton left home, then shipped out, November 8-9, 2010.  I used a Navy calendar that hung in his bedroom to make these since that was special to my mom, but you could use any font from a Cricut cartridge to make the dates or decorations that you put on your box.  The anchor and submarine are cut from the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge, and the "letters from d" where cut from the Zooballoo Cricut cartridge.

Around the sides I added waves representing the ocean where Dalton will spend a lot of his time.  The waves were cut from the Zooballoo Cricut cartridge.

This USA symbol was also cut from the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge.
On the inside cover, I made a flag and on the blue card stock I put a picture of my mom and Dalton.  This photo was taken at my last JV volleyball game on Thursday night before Dalton left.

***The idea here is that you can alter a box to make it special for someone you love.  By adding clippings from something special that they own, like Dalton's calendar, and pictures of your loved one, you can design something very special.  Making altered items is a cool way to create homemade gifts and to say "THANK YOU."

***Blog Candy Alert***

I am giving away stamps and two ink pads and enter all you need to do is:
1. become a follower if you are not already following
2. leave a comment
3. in your comment, let me know if you have any family members who have served in the military
I will be announcin the winner on Monday morning so please check back to see if you are a winner:) 
Now you can hop on over to Martha's blog to see what she is thankful for and what clever project she has designed for you.

Here is a list of all the crafters who are participating in the blog hop today in case you get lost along the way.

Alex You Had Me At Craft
Cheryl Nana's Creative Corner
Debbie DD's Crafts
Iva - IvaRai's Scrappy Blog
Jessica BakerThat'z Uneek
Kimberlee The Life of a Princess
Linda - My Quilling Nest
Liz Liz's Paper Loft
MadisonFunky Cards
Martha Dream of Crafting
Shelley Heartstring Designs
VickieTwo Chicks on a Limb
Jessica - KinderStampO

Thanks for stopping by!

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