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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Thank you my dear friend Miriam for the sweet Christmas present! I miss you so much and can not wait for you to get back home!!  Aren't they just the the cutest Bee's!!!  Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You had me at craft Christmas Linking Party!!!

Hi everyone!!
So we are just about done with another crafting year!! It has been an awesome year!! So much to be thankful for!! I am entering some last few Christmas crafts before 2012 gets here! Alex  over at youhadmeatcraft is having a Christmas Linking party and I thought that I might as well post my 2 projects, the first is a short video of a crristmas card that I am sure some of my followers will enjoy!!

my second one is something I made for The Cricut Circle Secret stocking swap! Those blue and white balls in the cup are Sixletts. for those that have never heard of those, they have been around for ever!!I love doing vinyl projects and this turned out so cute and I hope  Pam loved it!!

So there you have it and hope that everyone enjoyed!!
Merry Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2011

Helping a good friend!

Hi all!
 Hope that you are having a good day and  almost ready for Santa and Family time!! I am!! I am over at a friends house giving Directions on posting on blogger and How to post for a Challenge! MizMaryAnn is a very Talented and creative lady and I am gracious to have become her friend and learn from her!  Thank you MizMaryAnn for your friendship and the Great lunch you prepared for me!! We are learning from each other and having a very good time! Thank you MaryAnn! I met her at my job at Joann Fabric and craft. She took my Class for the Cricut and we have been in touch ever since! I look forward to coming to her stampin-up card making party's!! If you saw her craft room there are cards all over her room and they are so beautiful!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope that you and all your family Have a Joyous Holiday Season

Monday, December 12, 2011

so here I have 3 more Christmas cards

I have been busy with work and other things but have been a little crafty! I just can not stop making Christmas cards....Hope to get some baking done this week!! See ya soon!!

 The Poinsettia is from a new Spellbinders Shapeabilities I am in love with this Die!
 The Tree is from a recycled christmas card from last year!! and the paper is Heidi Grace, stamp is from pink by design and ribbon is from last years christmas stash!
Have a great week and hope to post something again this week!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I have a winner!!!

Hi everyone!
I want to thank everyone for joining in on this fun hop and sharing all you super Ideas on how to use this cool cartridge!! Michele you did and awesome job on putting this together and would love to be in the next one (paper Trimmings) if you decide to do so!! And without further ado...My winner is....
Tammy said...

Wow I just love that card. Awesome job. ;)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Welcome to the Sophie Blog hop!!

Hello and thanks for stopping by and if you have arrived here from Alma's blog then you are right on track! If you just came by for a visit and would like to hop along with us please go to the very talented and host of this sophie blog hop Michele .

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Sophie Blog Hop!  This hop will feature projects made using the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge Sophie.  This is the first cartridge of the Cricut  Circle's second year!  All of the Participants here today are Cricut Circle members.  This is my Second year in the circle and have met some awesome lady's! Michele,Shirley (aka Bird), Ali, which is my Cricut Circle sister and we live very close to each other. My last year sister was Alicia (aka Skydolphin). I have another lady that lives right here in the same town, her name is polly but she dropped out of the circle,but we still  talk and hang out together and scrap together every chance we get! So when I signed up for the circle,I had no Idea that I would have such a great experience and meet new sweet friends!
The Sophie cartridge comes with many features including cards, bookmarks, and doilies.  Hop along with us to explore the Sophie cart and gain some inspiration!

I made a Card and Bookmarker to share with you today. 

I cut the leaf 2, doily at 4" and backed it on some pattern paper from my scraps and used a glitter pen to fill in the leaves.Flowers are from a blog hop winnings, and the middle cut is from preserves cartridge,label cut at 2.5"
the bookmarker was designed on my design studio and welded together and I don't remember the size I cut it at, but it measures 5" long. did the hide contour for the center of the marker. and covered with some laminate i bought at walmart.

Before you move on to our other bloggers, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win  A set of close to my heart stamp set.

  You do not have to be a follower of my blog to win but I would sure love it if you were!  Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you if you are the winner!  I will announce the winner on Monday evening.  

Please go to Cindy's blog next.  Have fun! 

Here is the entire hop line up for you: 

1. Michele -
2. Tammy -
3. Jen from Confessions of a Scrapaholic -
4. Liz -
5. Paulette -  
6. Megan -
7. Maria -
8. Brenda -
9. Diane -
10. Sharon -
11. Alma’s Pink Life

12. Rexann - <--- You are here.
13. Cindy - <--- Go here next! 
14. Marie -

Thanks for hopping along today and I will be posting the winner on Monday so please come back then and see if you are the lucky one!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Redraw for the Me and mickey Birthday blog hop

So sorry it has taken me a while to post again, But I never heard from my last drawn winner so I am forced to do another draw.. so here we go 

Amy E said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REXANN!!!!! I hope you had a fabulous day today and that all your birthday wishes came true! Tomorrow is my son's birthday...his 30th! Ugh...I feel old!

I love both your Mickey projects! The house in the shadowbox...was that cut from the Mickey cartridge too? I don't have that one, but a friend does, so I want to take a closer look at it! Do you have a tutorial on your tri-shutter card? It's stunning!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Congrats Amy and I will e mail you to get your address and get your goodies out to you!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cute Interactive Snowman

Hi all!!  I have joined Robin  over at robinscreativecottage linking up party to share my most favorite card I made in 2011!!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am so grateful to have so many good Blogger Friends!
I wanted you to see to cutest Snowman card That I have ever made!A good friend shared it with me earlier in the week. She learned it from a SU demonstrator that she takes classes from every Tuesday.I have to tell you that I have been making them  non stop every chance I can,between working and house work. I used Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge,brads, the face stamp is a  Stampin up stamp That I believe is no longer available . 2 of the brads are what make the snowman swivel The hardest thing is to get everything lined up straight.I recommend making an extra middle circle and cut it in half and use as a guide to line up your three buttons and to put them all on before you stick to the scalloped circle.

So here are the cuts from the Cricut....3 Circles from MDB, last Image on the overlay.
Circle: small..2 1/4", medium 3", Large 3 3/4"
Scalloped Circle that I used is second row, fourth in: Small. 2 3/4", Medium. 3 1/2". Large. 4 1/4" You can really dress them up how ever you like. I used 2 hearts and a small circle for the bow tie The hat is a 1 1/2 inch square and I rounded the two corners the brim is a punch from SU. Googly eyes some shimmer chalk for the cheeks. I also used some tule that my other good friend gave me and I think it looks great on the hat. I took a picture of MR.&MRS together!!
Hope you liked my snowman and woman and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer them for you!! I would do a video tutorial , but I would not know how to go about it and I am  camera shy! Thanks for visiting and Remember that The 19th of November I am having A very fun Blog hop to celebrate Me and Mickey mouse's Birthday!! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kat is having an awesome Candy Giveaway!!

Kat over at Kat's Scrappy blog life is having an awesome blog candy giveaway!! You will not want to miss this Video!! Swing by and visit her blog and tell her that Craftaholic sent you!!

Winner, winner Turkey dinner

Sorry, but I have seen a blogger use this phrase and think it is cute, But had to change it up for the up coming Holiday! It is usually chicken!!  LOL!! It is now time to announce the winner of my Me and Mickey's Birthday Blog Hop... But before I do I want to wish all my blogger friends and their Families a Very Happy Thanksgiving! so my favorite guy  (Randy), Choose #16 ..Dana of Congrats and please e mail me your mailing address and I will get your goodies out to you....If this is not claimed in 1 week I will redraw! 

                                       Crafty Hugs to all!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thank you Michele and all my participants!

I want to personally thank Michele green for hosting the Mickey and me birthday blog hop!! You are so sweet to have done this for me and the blog button was awesome!! Everything went very smoothly and except for a little burp from blogger on Rebecca's post it was a Big success!! I had a super birthday and as most of you know I did get the Cricut Expression2 a bit early for my birthday (last Saturday) and I have played a little with it and as soon as My Cricut circle Christmas stocking swap sister get's her package and opens it I will share what I made with my E2. small hint  (Vinyl) I will be doing Random generator for my blog candy and announce the winner on tuesday! As for the guess of my Birth year....Shirley your guess was the closest (1955) My birth year is (1954)...Which makes me 57...And feeling good!! So you have won a Set of stampin up stamps (Three Little Words)  Congrats Shirley and get in touch with me and I will get your prize out to you!
And here is a photo of My Task Chair that My best friend Rebecca made a cover for!
Becky I love it and so do the cats!! LOL!!

Thank you to all my participants, your projects were so awesome and you are the reason I am here today!! All my faithful blog followers  thanks for the sweet comments and being here, keep never know when I feel like giving something away!                                  

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Me and Mickey's Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome everyone and thank you for joining me on such a special day! If you just arrived here from the very talented and good Friend  Shirley's blog then you are on the right track! If you have just dropped by for a visit and would like to start from the beginning : go to the very talented and my awesome host Michele   
I am so pleased to have such talent join me on this hop  and I hope that you all have a great time and  Grab your coffee and cuddle up and be prepared to get Inspired!

Hello and welcome to Me and Mickey's Birthday Hop!  Today we are celebrating a fellow crafter's birthday, along with Mickey Mouse's birthday! Rexann's birthday is today, November 19!  Mickey Mouse's birthday was yesterday, the 18th.  We have a great line up of bloggers for you that are all going to share projects relating to birthdays and Mickey Mouse.   These ladies are great crafters!  I hope you will join us for the hop and leave comments for everyone with your thoughts about their project!   
Here is the project I have for you today: 
...I made this a while ago and I have to blame my sister for getting me hooked on mickey mouse things, I bought the mickey and friends cartridge to make her stuff and now I find myself making things for myself as well..LOL...Anyway..This is all made from that cartridge and except for a few stickers It is so cute..Sis I might part with it.. I.Got the shadow box at joann's. I can't remember the size cuts I did? Sorry!

My other Project is this card that is called a Tri-Shutter card and it was made with some clip art, mickey buttons and an action wobble...I have learned how to make the action wobbles with a little hot glue, small circle punch and wire..Very easy and if interested let me know and I can give you more instructions!
I also have some blog candy for you!  To thank you for visiting, I am giving away  a cricut cartridge and some of my wobbles and a mickey brass stencil donated by a very talented friend (Debbie) trying to talk her into starting her own blog! Come on Debbie, You can help me keep my blog up by your creative Inspiration!!  It is not necessary for you to be a follower of my blog but I would absolutely love it if you decide to become one! And Please leave your blog address so I can follow your's as well!! I really am Honored to Have Michele As my host and making my mickey hop button for me! You Rock Michele!!

Be sure to follow along the hop by going to Paulette's blog next!

Here is the complete blog list for you:
  1. Michele @  <------- You are HERE!            
  2. Rebecca @  
  3. Missie @
  4. Shirley @
  5. Rexann @    <----- The birthday girl!
  6. Paulette @ <------- go here next
  7. Laura @
  8. Allison @
  9. LaShavia @
  10. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  11. Elizabeth @
  12. Kristen @
  13. Sue @
  14. Tamara @
  15. Leah @
  16. Rosewise @
  17. Nancy @
  18. Susan @
                                                   Thanks for stopping by!  
Oh, I want to do a surprise 

 I want to add some fun to the party!! I posted a photo of me (above) and am asking you all that want to play along, to try and guess my year of my birth. You can E-mail me with your Guess to  ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com   I am not going to be offended from any of the guesses!  LOL...The one with the closest Guess will win a cool Prize that I will keep a secret... :) aside from the Items I am about to list!  I am  offering a cartridge Designers Calender, Mickey brass stencil,Crystal embellishments, Mickey mouse stickers and some home made action wobbles. 


I love receiving comments and I read everyone of them!! Thanks for stopping by and Celebrating with me and Mickey!!! Also My 2 Tonkinese Kitty's are turning 5 years old!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Want to share some Blog candy I won and a couple projects, And a link up party!!

  Robin from  Robin's Creative Cottage just released two stamps sets and to celebrate she is having a blog hop, and a linking party.  I have linked this Gift bag to the party here.  She is also giving away a stamp set to one lucky participant.

Hey all!!
It is getting closer to a very fun day for all!~!! I want to share some blog candy i won over on Mindy's blog hop all mixed up. She is a very talented and generous  person! Thanks Mindy!!
and now I have some projects to show you..They are not Cricut related but They are very fun to make and I know that you will like them!
This one is made with the Ribbon I won from Mindy!
Christmas Gift Bags with matching Card!
The snowman on this one is a die cut and embossing folder, I love this snowman!! Stamps are inkadinkado.
thanks for stopping by and hope to see you on Saturday!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

And the Winner Is....

I want to thank each and every blogger that came to support the Epilepsy awareness hop and I am so grateful to have so many true blue followers! So my winner of the blog candy is  # 7..Vicky from  Congratulations and I will e-mail you for your shipping Information!! So it is getting closer to a party here and hope to see you all here!!

                         Crafty Hugs♥♥

Hi all!!

Happy Sunday to you all! I wanted to let you know that I will be drawing the winner of the Epilepsy hop Tomorrow Morning, and thanks for all the sweet comments and sharing all your stories with us! And to all those that are not on Facebook I announced some exciting news about What I got for an Early Birthday Present....I am so excited and love my DH so for getting this for me!! (Thank you Bruce!!♥♥)
The Cricut Expression2
Anniversary Edition

I have only gotten to play with it a few hours, But today is going to be dedicated to playing and learning!! I will post some photo's when I get a chance! Now all I need more time in the days to get some crafting in...LOL
And if any of you have an E2 and have any video's  on the way to use it and all I would be forever grateful!! Thanks for stopping by and see ya tomorrow!!
Now off to my Craft room!!
Crafty Hugs!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop

If you are just stopping by to visit me thank you, If you are looking for the Beginning of the Epilepsy blog hop, Holley is the First blog on the hop! If you have arrived here from Michelle's blog then you are right on track!
Thank you for joining us for our Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop. You will see great projects and read about some of our personal experiences with Epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces different types of seizures. Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide. If you would like to read more information about Epilepsy you can go to the Epilepsy foundation online at :    

                                                                      Here is My Project:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this card!

almost forgot the candy I am offering:  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

a few more hours and the Epilepsy blog hop begins!!

Just a reminder that it is almost time to check out the creative blogs involved in this awareness hop! So much talent and very touching stories! See you there!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wow My Blogger Friends are Awesome!!

I have just hit 400 followers and To thank you I am going to add to my Birthday blog hop prize pile! You are all #1 in my book and I hope that you are able to come and check out all the Great talented Gals that Are Participating!! There is also candy being offered by some of them as well!! Thank you one and all!!!

     Crafty Hugs!!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Amy over at Scrapthissavethat

Is having an awesome Giveaway and you really need to see what this awesome Gal is giving away!! Amy you Rock!!

Making more Christmas cards

Hi sweet blog Friends!!
I have made a few more Christmas cards and Love both the stamps! The kitty snowman I got from a stamping store that was going out of Business, and there is no company name on it. So cute!! very simple and few embellishments. Don't ya just love the colors!

The next set of cards are a cute little dogie and this stamp is one I won on a blog hop. It is called Pepper's Christmas Party "Sing Along" By Helz Cuppleditch . I know some of you are wondering who is that? I think it is a company in the UK? Not sure. I used some brads that I got at the Oriental Trading online. It is a very inexpensive place to buy brads and things. I used  the Santa brad on one and candy cane brad and buttons.
some bakers twine and a glitter pen. 

I am entering my Dog cards in More than favors, Wacky Wednesday#58 B.B.B
which is buttons,bling,Brads challenge.Hope every ones week is going good!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Little late on posting...

I wanted to share some photo's from Halloween and My Good little Girl Kitty dressed up as a Bee! She is really a good sport!! She will pose until I take the costume off and She is very Photogenic!
The next one is my Halloween card that is  the same Idea as my snowmen cards that swivel.

Last but not least, Is a couple of photo's that I snapped from my front door of a couple treaters,  I was amazed at All the 15 and 16 year old ones and how they were very under dressed. It was a very cold evening and I am sure that this guy is going to end up with a cold!!

This little one is so cute!!

Ok so Is everyone ready for the 19th of this month??
I am and I thought it would be fun to do a Giveaway for the excitement of my birthday blog hop!! Mickey is so excited that he has told me to do a surprise giveaway!!  So I am leaving this opened until the 10th of November! It is going to be something that you will love and I am sure that you can use it!! Leave me a comment (I love getting comments and read everyone of them!!) and let me know if you are going to be celebrating my birthday with me! That's all! Hope you all have a great week and see you in blogland!!
Crafty Hugs!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop!!

Be sure to go and check out the fun hop and great Halloween candy!!!
This is Amy's Project for today..Is is super cute and Upcycled from jars!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some blog hops that are happening in November

I want all my faithful followers to know that I will be participating In a very meaningful hop that the main focus is Epilepsy awareness that you are to make a card,project or Layout, with the color purple in it. As most of you know My favorite color is purple so I can not turn down a chance to do this!! I think that sherry already has all the participants. But I want to let all that are interested in hopping! It is November 11th!! 
And Then The moment I have Been Waiting for is  My Birthday Blog Hop!!
This has been in the work's for the last few month's, but really it has been something I have wanted to do back in February, That is when I created my Mickey Mouse Birthday card...That is one, the other is a surprise for you when you come and hop with me and all My Very talented and Creative Gals! Soooo, Mickey is going to be 82 and I am going to be...29 again..LOL Not telling... Michele Green is my host and the maker of my very Cute Blog Hop Button!! It is going to be a Total Blow out Party and You really don't want to miss out on all the fun and all the Great Blog Candy...Speaking of which Mine is going to be something you don't want to miss out on!! Have a great Week-End!!


Monday, October 3, 2011

BLOGIVERSARY: Circle Cartridge Challenge

Whether you have been a Circle Member for a quarter or a year . . . we want to see you ROCK your Exclusive Circle Cartridges for this challenge! Please create a project of your choice using one or more of the exclusive Circle cartridges: French Manor, Shall We Dance, Cricut Everyday, Pop-Up Neighborhood, or Sophie! The WINNER of this challenge will receive a $75 Credit to!
The Challenge: Create a project of your choice with one or more of the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridges! (French Manor, Shall We Dance, Cricut Everyday, Pop-Up Neighborhood, or Sophie) Your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts. And YES! You can mix in other cartridges with your Circle Exclusive cartridges.

So for my entry I was really just goofing off the other day and took some photo's of myself in some funny glasses that I have had hanging around. Well I thought they would be good photo's in my entry for the One year Blogiversary  challenge, so I chose my  Cricut Everyday cartridge. I cut the glasses at 1 and 3/4, the Phrase" gone Buggy" at 4 and 1/2 . I used rick rack around the page and gems on each corner. googly eye's and fake hair and thin lavender ribbon for the bow! Paper is Gemstones by Coredinations.
This is the glasses
LOL, Funny!!
So that's it! Hope that you Enjoy and if your a cricut circle member don't forget to enter into this fun challenge and play with some of your exclusive cartridges!! Wish me luck!