Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Two Cards and Winners

Hello Fellow Bloggers,

I tried to e-mail and/or visit all 46 bloggers that stopped by during the All About the Guys Blog Hop that was put on by Erica at My Cricut Craft Room.  I love reading all of the lovely comments and words of encouragement.  During the hop we were on a long motorcycle trip to Island Park, ID.  Along the way, we did stop and watch my son play rugby in Pocatello, ID.  Believe me when I tell you that I would have rather been at home playing on the computer and crafting than riding through he poring rain in 48 degrees. 

Here's part of the ISU team.  The one playing with his shorts and chewing on his mouth guard belongs to me.  I haven't learned the rest of their names yet, but considering they will be out at the house this weekend I'd better learn them quick. 

So on to some winners.  I am giving two A Muse Studio ink pads away.  Fern and Blackberry.  The first winner to respond will have their choice of color.  If your name is listed below, please e-mail me your your address and ink color preference.  Please list Blog Hop Winner in the subject line.  My e-mail is tk_themom_smith at msn dot com.

Winner #1 is..................

  True Random Number Generator 41

Connie Layman 

Winner #2 is.................

True Random Number Generator 36


So on to a few cards I've been working on.  The first one is for a card swap over at Cricut.com.  We had to build monochromatic cards for the month of September. 

I really seem to like working with turquoise and aqua when it comes to these types of cards.  I cut a string of beads apart and glued it to the middle of the flowers. The Thank you is cut from the Phases cartridge at a 3. 

The second card was a real quick card for me.  I was suppose to be cleaning off the kitchen counter and my notebook with current challenges was sitting open and I just couldn't resist.  So the two challenges I've combined are Just Us Girls Color Challenge #102 (using Pumpkin, Aqua and Kiwi), and Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #135.

  I was experimenting with coloring the doily pumpkin or kiwi.

The kiwi just didn't do it for me so I went with the pumpkin. 

The hello friend was an experiment from the previous card.  I don't even remember what cartridge I pulled it from.  The patterned paper was from a DCVW kitchen stack and the pumpkin card base is A Muse Studio card stock.  I love that their card stock is colored on one side and white on the back.  It's perfect for card making. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have some more projects soon. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011


I think it's that time of year when all us wives lose our husbands to the NCAA and NFL. Football is playing all weekend long.  Of course that leave more time for us to gather and play with crafts.  So I think it's great that Erica at My Cricut Craft Room is holding a blog hop that's All about the guys. 

I'm stop number six on your hop today.  You should have come from KIMBERLY at Scrapping Rookie 

Today's card is one for my son.  He is currently attending college at Idaho State University and taking auto tech classes.  He has always taken his toy cars apart and put them back together.  About four years ago our garage became the local spot for all our family and friends to bring their cars that weren't running just right.   

I cut the tools from the Lite Handyman Cricut Cartridge at 2.  The tag is a pre-cut from CTMH.  The stamp is from A Muse Studio, Tool-rific. The screws are small brads I picked up at the Expo last weekend.  The card is a standard A-2.

I couldn't resist putting the nuts inside. 

I hope this gives you an idea of a simple and special card for one of the men in your life.  I am giving out blog candy on Tuesday, September 20th.  Just leave me a comment and I will put you in the drawing.  This week I'm giving away two ink pads from A Muse Studio.  The ink colors are Blackberry and Fern. 

Your next stop is LORI at Scrappin My Stress Away. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Make sure you hit all the stops along the way to be qualified for Erica's blog candy.  If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of stops.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A-Muse Studio Distributor

I'm soooo excited.  I just signed up as a new a-muse studio distributor.  I'm very excited for the opportunity to create and help others to create as well.  I've been looking for a way to continue crafting and have it pay for itself and I think I've found it. 

This is a company that has been around for more than a decade and is now starting to adventure into the home party world with independent distributors to help spreed the joy of crafting.  They have a wonderful line of stamps, paper, ink and soo much more. 

The current promotions is

with the introduction of the fall catalog.  Here is a link to my on-line order site where you can look at the wonderful catalog and all of the other wonderful creations.  Cuttin and Stampin a-muse studio website.

I hope you all stop by and take a look.  I'm just getting my feet wet with this and I will start to post my own a-muse projects shortly.