Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Hello bloggers.  I want to thank all of you that stopped by and left comments during the Card and Invitation Blog Hop.  Your comments are very gracious and it means a lot to me.  There were sooo many more comments than I expected and I wanted to do a little something extra.  I have picked three winners instead of just two. 

The Stampin' Up set goes to.......................

True Random Number Generator 58

58 is CALLYANN of Callyann Crafty Creations.

The Close to My Heart stamp set goes to.................

True Random Number Generator 20

20 is BUNNYFREAK of  Everything Digital Scrapbooking.

The extra candy goes to......................

True Random Number Generator 48

48 is HOLLY of Holly's Hobbie.

If the winner will please e-mail me at tk_themom_smith at msn dot com with their address I will put the prizes in the mail.  Please put Winner in the subject line and thanks so much for hopping along.

Some of you asked how I made the flowers and I wanted to let you all know that they are really simple. (If they were difficult, I wouldn't be making them).  So here is a picture tutorial on how to make the flower.

First I start with a piece of 1" x 12" cards stock. I find that I use a lot of paper the size of my ruler.

The next step is to score the paper every 1/8".  I use my old cricut paper cutter for my score board. 
After scoring the length of paper, you accordion fold it.  It's much easier if the paper is folded tightly.

Once the paper is folded, add glue or tape to one end and make a circle. 

My fingers are in the way on the next picture, so it's hard to see.  You gather the top together and push it down to the surface.  I general have a small scrap piece with some glue on it in the center of the circle.  So when I push the top of the ring down, it will stick.

I then put a ring of glue around the center on the top.  This is where I will stick my stamped piece of paper or a button.

I place the button on and then use something heavy to hold it in place until the glue is dried. This is just an empty water bottle that was handy.  Hot glue dries pretty fast. 

I normally put a bow on the button before I glue it down, but I wasn't thinking that fast at 6 am. 

So I added the bow after the fact. 

I hope this inspires you to make a different type of flower for your projects.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime.  Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Card and Invitation Blog Hop

Welcome to my Cricut Craft Room's Card and Invitation Blog Hop
You should have come from scrappingrookie and her Happy Halloween post.
If not please start at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com for the beginning of our blog hop
 I was so excited to be a part of this card hop.  I have been building baby cards like crazy.  This seems to be the month for having babies.  Pink and blue have been swirling around and causing havoc in my head. 
My first try was kind of OK, but I didn't feel like it was good enough to give away. 
The tag was a baby bottle shape and the stamp didn't seem to fit right.  A few days of sitting at the craft table, working on other project and playing with the paper here is what it turned into.

.I made two for boys and two for girls.  All of the paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery.  They have a Baby Boy and Baby Girl paper pack.  The strips were embossed with small dot cuttlebug folder.  The stamp is from CTMH Sweet Baby. 
I have blog candy to give away
 Stampn' up "A Flower for all Seasons" and

  CTMH special edition sentiments stamp.
I will post winners for these two stamp sets on Tuesday, August 23rd.  Make sure to check back to see if you've won.
Next you should go to Connies Craft Closet 
If you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up.....
http://cuttinandstampin.blogspot.com   ......You are here........
http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/    ......The next Stop.........