Sunday, July 31, 2011

Project Sunshine and Smiles: ROAR!

Yay! 3rd set of cards for boys. I need to go buy more boyish paper. I don’t have kids, but I usually only make cards for girls, so I have a lot of girly paper and cartridges!

I have been making these cards for Project Sunshine and Smiles.
Materials used:
Cartridges: Life’s a Party (lion cut at 3 inches)
                  Celebrations (oval cut at 4 ¾ inches)
Stamp: More Boy Crazy by My Pink Stamper

Cards made so far for Project Sunshine and Smiles: 32

Craftelicious Blog Candy

Craftelicious stopped by my blog today and told me about the blog candy that she is giving away, a $25 gift card to Michael's! I just love Michael's!

Stop by her blog to find out how you could win! 

Project Sunshine and Smiles: Hello Cupcake!

Here is another set of Spring Cards for the Project Sunshine and Smiles.
Materials used:
Cartridge: Once Upon a Princess (cupcake cut at 3 inches)
Paper: Birthday Extravaganza by the Paper Studio
Stamp: Sweetest Cupcakes by My Pink Stamper
Other: D’vine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cards made so far for Project Sunshine and Smiles: 24

It's a Boy

I made this card for my mom to take to a baby shower that she was invited to. I enjoy making cards for her to give to her friends.
Used an Action Wobble
Materials used:
Cartridges: Simply Charmed (stroller cut at 3 inches)
                   New Arrival (It’s a Boy cut at 1 1/4 inches)
Paper: Jung-a-low, Bung-a-low BABY by the Paper Studio

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Project Sunshine and Smiles: paws-atively precious

Last set of cards I made yesterday for Project Sunshine and Smiles. If you would like to learn more information about this project, visit Erica’s blog. Off to make some more cards :)

Materials used:
Cartridges: Paisley (dog cut at 3 ½ inches)
                   Celebrations (oval cut at 4 inches)
Stamp: Punny-licious by My Pink Stamper
Ink: Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger

Cards made so far for Project Sunshine and Smiles: 16

Project Sunshine and Smiles: "Toad"ally Cute!

These are some more cards for Project Sunshine and Smiles. If you would like to learn more information about this project, visit Erica’s blog.
I added an Action Wobble

Materials used:
Cartridge: Paisley (frog cut at 2 ½ inches)
Stamp: Boy Crazy by My Pink Stamper
Paper: The Blossoms & Butterflies by DCWV
Cards made so far for Project Sunshine and Smiles: 12

Project Sunshine and Smiles: Bee-u-tiful

Here are the second sets of cards for Project Sunshine and Smiles. Remember if you would like to learn more information about this project, visit Erica’s blog.

Materials used:
Cartridge: Paisley (bee cut at 3 ½ inches)
Stamp: Even More Punny-licious by My Pink Stamper
Paper: The Blossoms & Butterflies by DCWV
Cards made so far for Project Sunshine and Smiles: 8

Project Sunshine and Smiles for St. Jude's Children Hospital

I have always wanted to make cards for children in the hospital, but I was never able to talk to the right person in hospitals so that they would allow me to give the children cards. They always told me that I was too young or that I needed months of training to be able to deliver the cards. With that said, I am so happy that Erica, My Cricut Craft Room is collecting cards, so that she can deliver them to the children in the hospital.
She is hoping to collect 5,000 cards! My goal is to make at least 100 because I really want her to reach her goal of 5,000.
Anyone can make cards and send them to Erica. If you would like to learn more about this amazing project that Erica is hosting, visit this link for more information.
It’s easier and faster for me to make duplicates of the same card, so I am making 4 of each card that I make. You are allowed to make 10 duplicates of each card. I’ll be posting my cards, so that everyone can get ideas and I also want to keep count on my blog of how many I have made so far.
These are the 1st cards I made.
Materials used:
Cartridges: Paisley (snail cut at 2 1/2 inches)
                  Accent Essentials (circles vut at 1 1/4 inches

Stamp: Everyday Life by My Pink Stamper

Cards made so far for Project Sunshine and Smiles: 4

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's Christmas in July Blog Hop!

You should have come from Sheila's blogif you didn't, feel free to start in the beginning over at My Cricut Craft Room to check out all they other great Christmas ideas.

I just love Christmas and I enjoyed making these cards. These cards are called Spring Cards and I watched a wonderful video tutorial, so that I could learn how to make them. Check it out if you are interested in making one. These are fast and easy cards to make.
I added an Action Wobble-they make Santa wobble :)

Materials used:
Cartridge: Simply Charmed (Santa Claus cut at 3 ¾)

Paper: Four Seasons and everything in between by the Paper Studio

Materials Used:
Cartridge: Snow Angel (image of the girl & squirrel was cut at 3 ½ inches)
Paper: Wintertide by K & Company
Stamp: Happiest Moments by My Pink Stamper
Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Enjoli!!!
Happy Christmas in July!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge # 56/ Kiddos Birthday Card Swap (Boys)

Here is the card I designed for the birthday swap for the boys. I used the card sketch from Peachy Keen Stamps.

Create a card based on the layout provided (Peachy Keen Stamps are not required for this challenge, but if you've got them, we looooove seeing how you create with them!) 

Project must include basic elements from the sketch, but feel free to get creative and flip them. 

Materials Used:
Birthday Bash (Balloons cut at 3 ½ inches)
Create a Critter (Dinosaur cut at 3 ¾ inches)
Sweetest Cupcakes and Boy Crazy by My Pink Stamper (sentiments)
I didn't get to play with my new cartridges yesterday because I had my cousin and niece came over nd they didn't want to leave my craftroom. I showed my cousin how to make a Birthday Explosion Box because her mom’s birthday is coming up. I’ll post pictures of her finished product soon. My lil niece thought that we were making a real cake and she kept wanting to eat it. Too cute!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New cartridges!!!

I got home yesterday night from the beach to find these new cartridges waiting for me in my front door.
I can’t wait to start using them. I ordered these from MemoryMakingCrafts and each one was $19.46 including shipping!!! She hasn’t shipped Flower Shoppe yet because she ran out of them. Well I am off to play with my new carts :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kiddos Birthday Card Swap (Girls)

Over at the Cricut message board, Gina is having people sign up for a card swap. She opened up 13 spots and all you have to do is create either 10 girl or 10 boy birthday cards or you can sign up to do both. They are still some openings left, but the cards are due on July 31st.
I signed up to make cards for both genders and so far I have finished the girls. I made 12 since the sign up isn’t full yet and I didn’t include myself.
Materials used:
Simply Charmed cartridge: the cupcake was cut at 4 ¼ inches
Storybook: the frames were cut at 5 inches (1 was cut with the shadow feature)
Plantin SchoolBook: the oval was cut at 2 inches
Sweetest Cupcakes stamps by My Pink Stamper for the sentiments
Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl embossing folder
Fairytale Princess paper pack  by the Paper Studio

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call

My Pink Stamper is having a Design Team Call and I am very excited! She is so amazing and creative. It would be an honor to be in her design team.
In order to be considered to be in her Design Team, you are to complete a challenge...
Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......
(other optional color of your choice) I used Pink as my other color of course :)

I created a Tri-Shutter card because I really enjoy making these. I always watch this amazing video to get the cuts of the card.
Paper: Poteeka Souffle from the Paper Studio
Cartridges used: Hannah Montana (small butterfly cut at 1 3/4 inches and large butterfly cut at 2 1/2)
3 Birds on Parade (Best Wishes cut at 2 inches)
Pop dots were used to pop up the butterflies and the sentiment

Monday, July 18, 2011


Guess what I got to buy last week! A PINK Cricut Expression! I have been wanting one ever since I saw it! I just love it when the buttons light up and are PINK! I finally found it for less than $200 at Micheals, so I had to buy it. It’s so pretty that I don’t even want to use it. :)
My pink end caps also came in for my Imagine. I love it because they are a hot pink. My favorite!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's a Wrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the second to last stop in It’s a Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans By L.B. I first want to wish her a Happy 1 Year with her blog!!! She has created such wonderful projects this whole year.

You should have arrived here from, Robin, The Scrappin' Delta Diva, a fellow Texas Circle Sister. If you are just finding our hop in the middle you can go to the beginning at Cool Beans By L.B.

I hope that you have enjoyed looking at different ways of giving/wrapping gifts. For some reason I have found it hard to buy gifts for people, so I just started giving gift cards. I use to buy those really expensive cards that hold the gift card, until I saw a few youtube videos and realized that I can make my own gift card holders. I found two different videos and made these gift card holders. Enjoy!

I first made a Pop Up Gift Card Holder and I found this great video that explained everything step by step. It took some trial and error, but I loved the end result.
I used the Tinker Bell & Friends cartridge and I cut Tinker Bell at 4 inches. I printed out the sentiment from my computer. I also used the D'vine Swirl embossing folder to emboss the wings.

This next holder is called a Gift Card Holder and Bow Package and this is the tutorial video that I saw. This holder was so fast and easy to make. 
Cartridges used:
From My Kitchen (tab cut at 2 ½ inches)
Sugar and Spice (scallop & buggy both cut at 2 inches)
Birthday Bash (bow cut at 8 inches)

Thanks for stopping by and you are off to your next and last stop Paper Crafting Chic or if you wish to start from the top or visit other blogs again, here is the list…

Cool Beans By L.B.   (HOST)
Debbie from Deb’s Eclectic Thoughts
Cindy from In Love With Paper
Amy from Amy’s Digi-Scraps
Cindy from Scrap Obsessed
Scrapalette from Around the Block with Scrapalette
Confessions of a Scrapoholic
Stephanie from onceuponapaper
Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
Maria from Stamp Cut Create
I Came, I saw, I Created
Anabel aka cricutaddicted from
Michele from Green Girl Scraps
Robin, The Scrappin' Delta Diva
Gamma's Creative Corner (ME)
Paper Crafting Chic: (NEXT)

Thursday, July 14, 2011


As many of you know, I belong to a sorority called Sigma Lambda Gamma. This is where I get my blog name from (Gamma is our nickname) :) In sororities you have a big and later on you get your own little. I joined the sorority in Fall 2007 and I got my first and only little in Fall 2008. As sisters we make each other things and I have been wanting to finish this paddle for my little and I finally finished. It takes time because when you buy the materials to make the paddle everything is not colored and you have to glue everything on the paddle.
In my sorority we each have our own little family and I belong in Las Divas, so the paddle has a lot of bling.
My lighting in my room is not that great, so sorry for the bad quality pictures.
Since I made my blog way after I gave my little in my sorority her gifts, I still would like to share them with you all.
During the process of becoming a Gamma, you are told who your big is in a ceremony and you get gifts from your big. These are the gifts I gave my little during the ceremony.
Close ups of some of the gifts in her bag...
Once my little became a sister, I gave her some more gifts.I forgot to take close ups:(