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Thursday, July 21, 2011


The winner of the BFF - Inspirations of the Heart bloghop is: chose #20

mamawcindy said...
I have been wanting to make a Mini Album and I think yours is the Prettiest one that I have ever seen. I can see the time and Love that you have put into it. Thank You for Sharing and Thank You so much for the chance to win your Great giveaway.
I am a New Follower of yours and can't wait to come back and see what else you create. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Cindy, I will send you an email shortly.  Send me your addy and I will get this out in the mail to you.

Nicole T.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge

***Use either "Wild CardOR "Just Because" cartridges! & PLEASE incorporate some EMBOSSING somewhere on any project of your choice! You can dry or heat emboss, whichever you prefer!  

I used the Wild Card Cart for this challenge.  My cousin just had a baby boy, so I decided to accomplish two things at once.

I used the clothes pin card and cut it at 5".  I cut the phrase at 7", so it would come out a little better.  I embossed the sentiment on the inside of the card and on the envelope design.  It did not come out as great as I had envisioned in my mind...but it will work.  Plus I need to mail out the gift tomorrow, so I don't really have time to do another card.  Such as life, that things don't always go as planned!

Anyway, be sure to check out Emma's blog this week.  She is having sneak peeks of her new stamp set that is going to be released on Friday.  There are many opportunities to win so make sure you check out her blog and her DTs' blogs to optimize your chances.

Good Luck and Happy Crafting!!


My Craft Channel - Giveaway!!

Hey Everyone,

The 20 day giveaway is still going on at My Craft Channel.  Today, Heidi Swapp was announced as the 8th host.  Tonight they are giving away a Cricut E2 at midnight!  Hop on over to My Craft Channel to learn about Heidi Swapp and to enter for your chance to win a new Cricut E2!

This is the first time that I have heard of Heidi but I went to her blog and checked it out.  It looks pretty cool and I am looking forward to My Craft Channel's launch a the end of the summer.  Make sure you stop by and become a follower for your chance to win and to be a part of this new craft channel~

Nicole T.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Hey Everyone,

This is just a quick post to share a bookmark I made for my co-worker's daughter.  She just had surgery on her foot and I wanted to give her a little gift.  She loves to read, so I bought her a couple books and made her a bookmark in her favorite color purple!

I finally experimented with my Cri-Kit pens (that I have had for months and months!).  Her name is Ariel, so I used my Disney Dreams Come True to write her name on the bookmark.  I used TBM for the tag.  I used my gypsy to size it just right, with the name on the inside.

On the back side of the bookmark, I used one of my new stamps from Emma's (My Creative Time) last stamp release (Inspiring Words).  I love this inspirational/motivating stamps from this past release.  I also used one of Tim Holtz's Visual Artistry (Life's Possibilities) stamp set.  I used Dusty Concord Distressed Ink and Holographic Embossing Powder for the front and black embossing powder for the words on the back...

I hope she likes it....

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

B.F.F. Blog Hop - Inspirations of The Heart

Hey Everyone!

I first want to say Congratulations to Felicia over at Scrapper in the Making for reaching over 100 followers and Thank You, Felicia, for inviting me to be a part of your celebratory BFF Blog Hop!  I am so excited to be a part of this hop.  There is a lot of talent on this hop and I am ever so grateful to be a part of this.  Make sure you start at the beginning and follow along.  If you just came from Ruthie's blog, you are in the right spot!  If your lost, the hop list is at the end of my post.

Also, Felicia has been celebrating all week long, so make sure you check out her blog and enter for each day's giveaway this past week!  She's got some cool blog candy that you won't want to miss.

Now on to the hop....  Warning....This post is going to be a little picture heavy because I decided to make a LOVE mini-album from BoBunny.  The mini album features my all time favorite stack...Mariposa!  I love this stack!  The theme of the this blog hop is Best Friends Forever - Inspirations of the Heart.  So my project is dedicated to my mother, my best friend and my inspiration as well as my daughter who constantly inspires me to be better!  My daughter is my mom's first and only grandchild, so this mini-album will be filled primarily with photos of her with a few miscellaneous photos of myself, my mom, my siblings and our dog, Karma.

I hope you enjoy this project.  It means a lot to me and it is primarily done, but I am sure I will continue to add more as I incorporate the photos and journaling bits into the project.  Please let me know what you think!!

Here is the line up for the hop:

Nicole - (you are HERE)
Agnes -

Your next stop is Agnes!

Of course, what is a hop without candy!  For a chance to win, please leave a comment telling me who or what inspires you the most!  If you like what you see, feel free to follow me.  You do not have to be a follower to win. :)

Have a great weekend and make sure to check out every stop on the blog hop!

Bobunny Word Album, DCWV Mariposa stack, Misc. Fibers/Ribbon/Embellies, Glimmer Mist (Cranberry Zing, Tattered Leather, Pearl), Distressed Ink (Vintage, Antique Linen), Cat's Eye chalk, Stampin Up Always Artichoke
Stamps:  My Creative Time (Mom You Rock, Inspiring Words, Encouraging Quotes, Inspiring Words Accents)  *These stamps are awesome to work with!!  Love them!!
              Stampin' Up (Strength & Hope, (I {Heart} Hearts, Elements of Style
              Miscellaneous Stamps - Hero Arts (butterflies), Fiskars Clear Stamps
Embossing Powder: Stampin Up Wild Wasabi, Stampendous (Black, Gold, Peridot) UTEE Gold
Diamond Dust, Misc Bling, iRock Bling
Various Stampin' Up Punches: Triple Layer Flower, Scalloped Oval/Oval, Rounded Corner
Cricut Cart - Mother's Day Bouquet, Forever Young

Friday, July 15, 2011

Current Giveaways Going Down....

Hey Everyone,

Wanted to remind everyone about the blog hop tomorrow for Scrapper in the Making.  The theme is B.F.F. - Inspirations of the Heart!

Also, Felicia has been celebrating all week long with giveaways.  Make sure you check here out here!

She also had a post asking how we store our stamps.  My stamp storage could use some help, so if you have any suggestions....Help!!  :)

Lastly, make sure you check out My Craft Channel.  They are giving away Cricut Expressions and E2's daily to spread the word about their new channel.  Make sure you check them out for a chance to win!

Nicole T.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

CTO Challenge #21 - Christmas in July No Red

Hey Everyone,

Today's challenge over at CTO is Christmas in July (no RED).  Here is my card that I made.  I used Christmas Cards cart to make my card.  Papers are from PTI.  Of course, I blinged it up with my stickles!  ;-)

I doodles along the edges to give it a little more, using my Sakura pen and Soufle pen.  I cut all of the cuts twice and popped them up with Zots and Dimensionals.  I also used Frosted Lace stickles for the snow on the branches and the Distressed cuttlebug folder to add texture to the branch.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you check out the CTO blog to see what the rest of the awesome DT has come up with and to link up your very own project.

Nicole T.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CTO Challenge #19 - Celebrating Summer

Hi Everyone,

Today is Challenge #19 over at CTO with the theme of "Celebrating Summer" and you must use a sun.  I decided to use A Child's Year cart for this project along with Accent Essentials.  I saw this "sun" in the first issue of the Cricut Magazine (pg. 44) and had to recreate it.  The butterflies are from a MS punch.  Crushed Curry Cardstock is from Stampin Up, (this color is currently on sale for 1.49/pk on the clearance rack).  Patterned paper, sentiment, ribbon and button are also from Stampin Up.  I used some stickles for the ice cream and Vintage Photo Distressed Ink for my inking/distressing.

I hope you liked my Celebrating Summer fun project.  Ice cream, sun and fun always seem to happen in the summer....  Make sure you click Here to see what the rest of our talented DT has created and to also enter your own Summer Fun project over at CTO and have a chance to be entered into the giveaway!

Nicole T.