Monday, February 13, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 13

And the Winner of the Blog Candy Goes to.....

I would like to thank everyone for joining in and participating in Staci's blog hop! And a big thanks for all the wonderful comments and new followers on my blog...I hope to see you back here again shortly. And the moment you all have been waiting for...the announcement of the winner of my blog candy goes to .... {Drum roll please}








-Teresa Kaufhold-

I will leave you a message on Facebook if I don't hear from you by tonight. Congrats! And again a BIG thanks to everyone for participating!!!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 12

Valentines Decor & Gifts Blog Hop Candy!

Today's the last day of Staci's Blog Hop! If you want a chance to win my personal blog candy there's 4 ways to win! Also, if you hop through all 18 blogs on the line-up you could win a $20 gift voucher to Designs on Cloud 9.

Here's the 4 ways you have a chance to win my personal blog candy! You can do as many as you like...
  1. Become a Follower of my blog. If you are already one then leave me a comment saying "I want Candy".
  2. Leave a comment under the previous Blog Hop post after my project post.
  3. Become a Fan of mine on FB by clicking the "Like" at the top of my page. ~ http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Queen-of-Hearts-from-Close-To-My-Heart/294319380595199 *If you are already a Fan then please leave a comment on my wall saying "I want candy".
  4. Leave a comment on Staci's blog under her blog hop post.


    Once you've done all 4 please leave a comment under this post to tell me that you've done so! I will draw a name tomorrow and will post the winner here!
Thanks! And good luck!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentines Decor & Gifts Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Valentine's D├ęcor and Gifts Blog Hop.

If you happened here by chance you're in luck! There will be 18 stops full of great ideas, so grab a beverage and head over to the hostess' blog. Staci's blog is at http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/. The sponsor for this hop is Designs on Cloud 9 at http://designsoncloud9.com/ and she has offered us a $20 gift voucher for the GRAND prize. Head over to her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Designs-on-Cloud-9/189551027737837 and show her some love. One lucky person who comments on this hop will be the winner of this generous prize. (One person from each stop will be chosen at random and we will then hold a random draw with those 20 people and one lucky person will win the grand prize).


If you're coming from Nancie's blog you are in the right place...Here is the blog line-up. Should you find yourself lost along the way please refer to this list and remember that Staci's blog starts off the chain and it ends here with me!
  1. Staci: http://preciousmem.blogspot.com
  2. Ashley Glamourous: http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
  3. Lisa Peters: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  4. Audrey Dickinson: http://scrappyemt.blogspot.com
  5. Anita Meadows Cannon:~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
  6. Lucy Kelleher: http://love2createitall.blogspot.com
  7. Michele Eickholt: http://chelescrafts.blogspot.com/
  8. Sylvia Solorio: http://bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
  9. Darla Haverstock: http://stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/
  10. Kimberly Pate: http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
  11. Liz Mullen: http://scrapiliciouslife.blogspot.com
  12. Lisa Marie Lam:http://craftylam.blogspot.com
  13. Janet Nagai: http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com
  14. Dena Jones: http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
  15. Daisy Collins: http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com
  16. Amanda Youlkis: http://a-prata-design.blogspot.com/
  17. Nancie Brungard: http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
  18. Tricia Colon : http://www.mycrazybubble.blogspot.com/



For my Valentine's Day themed decor project(s) I created a pastel shabby chic Valentine's frame and tea light lantern. I used some lovely patterned paper by KaiserCraft from the "Bonjour" paper collection, some fancy jeweled ribbon, a butterfly sticker also from the "Bonjour" collection to decorate the frame. And for the lantern I used more "Bonjour" paper and some vellum that I picked up at JoAnn's craft store. The paper panels that make up the frame of the lantern and also the swirl butterfly I cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge which is sold exclusively through Close To My Heart. I hope you like it! ~ Enjoy!

Well, this concludes the Blog Hop! Thank-you so very much for participating and hopping along with us. Please be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs along the way...show some LOVE these amazing group of gals worked so hard to decorate it up all nicely for you. Now that you have completed the hop line-up feel free to go back and sprinkle more love throughout all the blogs by leaving another comment or two! I hope you enjoyed yourself and now feel inspired to create some lovely decor of your own!

Thanks & I hope to c-ya again real soon!
~Tricia

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 of the card sketch challenge. All month long I will be creating a Card-A-Day using a card on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge while using I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose .

Today I used some pretty girly paper by The Girls' Paperie from the "Jubilee" paper line. I also used 2 stamps from the "Enjoy!" stamp set by Close To My Heart. I made this little gift tag to attach to some homemade baked goods! Now all I gotta do is go bake something! ~ LOL

Today's Art Philosophy cut-outs were :
  1. The Card Tag featured on pg. 60 of the AP handbook
  2. The Scalloped Circle on pg. 41

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 7

Hello everyone! I would like to remind you that all month long I will be participating in a challenge creating one of a kind cards using Daisy's I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose card sketch designs! Please stop on by her blog and take part in this challenge as well.

Today I made a Valentine's Day card using Making Memories brand paper called "Je t'Adore". I also used some Martha Stewart brand Valentine's Day postage stamp stickers. And the postage stamp card was cut-out using The Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. The image shape can be found on pg. 24 of the AP handbook.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 6

Hello and thank-you for stopping by for a visit! Today I created a card using a sketch by I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose . All month long miss Daisy will be posting a different card sketch a day for you to use as a template to create your own wonderful card creation. Here's my version of her wonderful sketch. Stop on by her blog today to view her sketch and join us in this FUN challenge.

For today's card I used the "Pemberley" paper line from Close To My Heart. I also used the wonderfully versatile Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge that's sold exclusively through CTMH.

The Art Philosophy shape used today was the card tag featured on pg. 50 of the AP handbook.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 5

Today I created a card using I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose . All month long miss Daisy will be featuring one of her card sketch designs for all of us to view so we too can create a fabulous card in no time at all. Her sketches are fun, creative and easy to follow. So please stop on by her blog today and take part in her daily card sketch challenge.

For this card I used some gorgeous paper by KaiserCraft from the "Bonjour" collection. I absolutely LOVE it cause it has alot of soft pink & blues with a vintage Parisian feel.

Today's Art Philosophy Cartridge cut-outs were :
  1. The card featured on pg. 47 of the AP handbook
  2. The layer frame also on pg. 47

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 4

Today I created a card using Daisy's card sketch in the I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose challenge. I really liked the sketch for today cause I was able to make use of these gorgeous flowers from the "Pemberley" paper pack from Close To my Heart. Please stop by Daisy's blog all month long to get the sketch of the day and play along in this fun challenge. Look forward to seeing what you create!

For today's project I used the "Pemberley" paper pack from CTMH. The cute little border phrase was off of the tear strip on one of the papers. And of course I also used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the card tag that is located on pg. 50 of the AP handbook.
I hope you like it! Now let's see what you create using I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose .

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 3


I am real excited to share this cute little card with you all...I had so much fun creating it using I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose . Each day this month Daisy will be sharing one of her original design sketches with all of us to use as a template to create our own card. So please be sure to visit Daisy's Blog all throughout February for a different sketch design every day and take part in this FUN challenge!



I used my brand new paper pack that I just bought from Michael's. It's from the Recollections brand called "My Favorite Things". It's a fun pack full of Parisian Bistro style prints that's so stinkin' adorable! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it!!! And of course I used the amazingly versatile Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge that's sold exclusively through Close To My Heart.

Today's Art Philosophy cut-outs used were :
  1. The Card featured on pg. 44 of the AP handbook
  2. The Brackets on pg. 44
  3. The Bracket Tag also on pg. 44

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 2

It's day 2 of my Card-A-Day challenge using one of the fabulous sketches that Daisy of Tsumami Rose Designs has created. All month long she will be featuring a new card sketch each day for you to be inspired by to create your own version. Please stop by her blog to view the sketch for the day and take part in the I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose Challenge. ~ Enjoy & have FUN!!!

Today I used the new paper line from Close To My Heart called "Stella". Yes...the card that I made yesterday was also made from this same paper line but as you can tell I am in LOVE with it and so excited to use it!

The Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge cut-outs used were:
  1. The Card found on pg. 58 of the AP handbook
  2. The Top Note sentiment tag on pg. 53

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Card-A-Day Challenge - Day 1

Today I created a card using I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose

All throughout the month of February Daisy from I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose will be featuring a new sketch each day for all of us to be inspired by. I absolutely LOVE her design sketch that she made and was so excited to create my own version of her FAB idea!


So for my card I used the new paper line from Close To My Heart called "Stella". I fell head over heels in LOVE with this paper when I saw it in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Today's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge cut-outs used were:
  1. The Card featured on pg. 44 of the AP handbook
  2. The Scalloped Edges on pg. 65
  3. The Scalloped Oval on pg. 52
Thanks for stopping by for a look. Be sure to swing by Daisy's blog everyday this month to see her card Sketch for the day and take part in her I Love Sketches By Tsunami Rose Challenge.