Apr 30, 2011

Episode 99: Blog Celebration Day #3 Lettering Delights

Hey Friends,

Welcome to Day #3 of my Blog Celebration week

Have you seen:
Grand Prize Giveaway Info (here)
Day #1 Scrappy Moms Stamps (Here)
Day #2 E.A.D Designs (Here)

Today I am Sponsored by Lettering Delights. As Many of you may already know, I am in love with Lettering Delights for their fantastic SVG Files, but today I want to show you that that is only a small portion of what Lettering Delights has to over. They also have Graphics and Clipart that you can use as digital stamps, the clipart is great if you like to color in your own stamps, but still have the versatility to use a pre-colored version. They also have Digital Paper Packs that you can print from your home printer, to match.

They offer soo much more too as well, They have their own line of fonts to jazz up your everyday word processing, or journaling for scrapbook layouts. Just think that with their adorable fonts you can even print out your own stamps to use with your creative projects.

As well as they offer Printables everything from Photo Greeting cards, to invitations and Candy Bar wrappers all ready for you to customize and add a homemade touch to any  last minute gift. I plan this year to use one of their greeting card templates for my Christmas Cards.

Here are a few of my favorite Lettering Delights Projects that I have created in the past



and today I have a new project to share with you.

today I will be using the adorable Bicycle Craze Graphic Set as well as the Balloon Festival Digital paper Pack to create a super fun card

Card size: #10 3.75x9
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft & White
Stamps: Scrappy Moms Stamps "Sweet Somethings"
Graphics Used: Lettering Delights Bicycle Craze
Ribbon: Stampin up Rose Red Grograin
Twine: Aqua Blue & Bubble Gum Pink from Timeless Twine
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Polka Dots
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents

For Today's Prize: I will be giving out a 10 dollar gift card to lettering Delights, which is more than plenty to stock up on some great Crafting Supplies.

1. just make sure you are a follower
2. leave a comment on this post w/ a way to contact you

A new addition has been added to the grand prize giveaway, you can check it out here.

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Apr 27, 2011

Episode 98: Blog Celebration Day 2 E.A.D Designs

 Here is Day #1 incase you missed it.

Welcome back to day #2 of my Blog Celebration week.

Today I am happy to be sponsored by E.A.D Designs. I just love love love their stickers and vinyl rubons for scrapbooking and cardmaking, they make projects so quick easy and super cute.

Here are a few of my favorite projects I have created in the past using Products from E.A.D Designs
Stickerz and vinyl day 2 tree card
Friends of a feather Card

Stickers and Vinyl week day #1
Woodland Friends Gift set

Now onto today's Project...

Card Size: 5.25x5.25 shaped
Stamps Set: Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #2, Papertrey ink Flower Garden
Stickerz used:  EAD Designs Mod Spring
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Stampers Select, Recollections Craft/ Light Blue
Ink. Stampin Up Baja Breeze Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip. Versamark Dazzle Frost
Pattern Paper: K& Company Sweet Nectar 6x6
Punch: Fiskars Uppercrest
Embellishments: Timeless Twine Bubblegum & Light Blue, Buttons, Saeyln Opal Craft Glue, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

TO qualify for today's Giveaway The E.A.D Stickerz and Vinyl Prize Pack (over $25 value)
1. Make sure you are a follower
2. Leave a Comment on This Post

Also for additional chances to win Make sure you visit my design team members, they are each showcasing E.A.D Projects and each have a giveaway as well

 Here is Day 1: Scrappy Moms If you missed it.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for Day #3 Sponsored by Lettering Delights

Also Make sure you leave a comment every day for a chance to win the Week's GRAND Prize. A Combination of EVERY DAILY PRIZE from each of the sponsors.

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Sketch Challenge w/ a Twist

Hey Friends

Welcome back to my another Wednesday Challenge. This week's challenge was chosen by my Design Team Member Ivette.

Challenge, create a project with the sketch below

the twist... Must be a Mother's Day Theme Project.

This Months Prize is

Cuttin Up Cricut Cartridge

(or an craft supply assortment of Equal value)

Today unfortunately We are not featuring a Guest Designer. But that does not mean we are short on inspiration.

Here are some fantastic projects created by my design team members

First up is Ivette

I love the color combination on this card as well as the craft shadow on the cut out. The tulle adds a wonderful soft touch to the card. 

Next is Elsa

You can never go wrong with flowers and butterflies for Mother's day. Any Mom would adore this handmade card

and last for the design team Trio is Amanda

I just love the soft colors she used, a great card for mothers day

Finally for my project.

Card size: #10 3 3/4x 9
Pattern Paper: K& Company Sweet Nectar
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft, Recollections White
Stickerz Used: E.A.D Designs
Right On Target
Mother's Day Sentiments
Funky Frames

Ribbon: Stampin Up Crushed Curry
Embellishments: Timeless Twine Bubblegum, Papertrey ink Ocean Tides Button

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Apr 26, 2011

Blog Celebration week: Scrappy Moms Stamps

Hey Friends,
Welcome to day one of my Blog celebration week.

Starting today I will be showcasing my favorite brands products and tools that I have discovered my year in the blogging world. Without blogging I am sure that I would not be at the level of creativity that I am at today. So I not only am saying thank you to my followers, but thank you to everyone out in the blogging world who has inspired me and help me grow into the crafter I am today.

Today I am sponsored by Scrappy Moms Stamps. Mel and Tammy have generously donated a set of scrappy Moms Stamps to celebrate.

Here are a few of my Favorite Projects that I've created using Scrappy Moms Stamps




butterfly kisses

Christmas Card 5x5

As you can see their stamps are super versatile and what I like best is they use a variety of fonts on each of their stamps sets, which is fantastic so it doesn't look like you are just using the same stamps over and over again, like some other companies.

Now I have a new project with video to show you

Card Size/ Style: 5.5x 4.25 Easel Card
Cardstock: Kraft Papertrey Ink, All other colors Recollections
Pattern Paper: K I Memories
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Cutting Files: Lettering Delights Seven Seas

once again before you watch the video please make sure to turn up the volume on the youtube player as well as your computer volume. I'm still quite sick and my voice is pretty weak still. Thnaks for understanding

In order for a chance to win a Set of Scrappy Moms Stamps of your choice
  1. Please make sure you are a follower
  2. Leave One Comment on this Post
  3. Make sure to you leave a way i can contact you if you win
I will Pick the winners at the end of the celebration week using random.org

Make sure to stay tuned for tomorrow I will be bringing you some cuteness from E.A.D Designs

Also Make sure you leave a comment every day for a chance to win the Week's GRAND Prize. A Combination of EVERY DAILY PRIZE from each of the sponsors.

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Apr 24, 2011

Episode 96: Bumble Bee Larry Card

 Looking for my Blogavery Blog Hop Click Here
Looking for the Link it up Party Click Here

 *~*~*~*~HAPPY EASTER~*~*~*~

Hey there,

Today I am giving you a quick tutorial on how to make a simple cute card using Bumble Bee Larry and the Busy Bees Digital Paper Pack. 

Just a note, that you're going to have to turn your computer volume up a bit before you watch the video because I have pnemonia and was unable to speak at my normal volume

I hope you enjoy this fun tutorial. and have a great day

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Apr 23, 2011

Blogaversary Link Up party

Hey Friends,

I decided to put up a link up party for everyone as another spurr of the moment hop. I loved seeing all of the inspired projects. feel free to link up your inspired by Cristina project.

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Inspired by Cristina Blog Hop

hey Friends,

Welcome to the start of my Blog's First Birthday Celebration. A year ago I started this blog because to be honest I was bored. Being a stay at home mom of a infant who sleeps all day was starting to get to me and I needed to do something to entertain myself.

Never in a million years would I think that it would turn into what it has today, with my challenges, design team and so much more. Blogging has opened a whole world of just learning for me, from new techniques that helped me create in a new way, as well as showing me new products and tools to take my budding creativity to a new level.

Today's Blog hop is "Inspired by Cristina" i thought it would be great to see how one person's creativity could inspire another. I have enlisted the help of some wonderful papercrafters who I am proud to call my friends. It is through the blogging world where I have come to make such fantastic and loving friends who not only provide me inspiration but their friendship as well.

For my project I decided to create an altered shoe box to store all of the wonderful cards I have received from my papercrafting friends.

I started off with a Nike Shoe Box (Toddler Size) and basically unfolded the box. The Nike boxs are nice because the top and the base of the shoe box are all one piece. I then went ahead and painted over the box a few layers with Apple Barrel white Acrylic Paint, ts until the orange box was 100% covered. I let that dry.

I then cut out some Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse papers and covered my box with them. I kind of eyeballed the sizes of the sizes. cutting down until it was about the size where I wanted it

I took some Olive Green Cardstock and cut it into 1.5 inch strips then punched it with my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and put that on the edge of the lid portion of the box.

The felt Ric rac border is from recollections. I used my hot glue gun to adhere it onto the box, then I used added some clear dew drops to the felt with my hot glue gun as well.

For the top of the card. The Tag shape is from Lettering Delights Basic Tags SVG set ( I used tag 6) i created a shadow of that in craft.

The word cards is cut using the Too Much Paper font,  (it's a freebie here) I created a shadow of that in craft paper as well.

I added buttons, Twine (in bubble gun pink and Olive green) as well as some Buttons. Finished the top of the box with some prima flowers, and that's pretty much it.

I couldn't make a too elaborate project for the hop because i'm still very very sick with pneumonia and sitting up for too long is really hard for me.

For blog candy. I am giving away one Surebonder Mini  Hot Glue Gun with Surebonder Hot Glue Sticks.

All you have to do is make sure you are a follower and leave a comment on this post

make sure you hop along and visit all of the other talented chicas on this fun hop

Cristina (that's me!)
Amanda http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
Christina B http://www.cardcreationsbyc.blogspot.com/
Corri http://buglvr.blogspot.com/
Ellen http://www.lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/
Elsa http://cricutlvr.blogspot.com/
Erin http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/
Joanna http://www.scrap-making.blogspot.com/
Kristi http://www.littlepapersprinkles.blogspot.com/
Laura http://www.makinprettythings.com/
Lauren http://www.laurenscreative.com/
Lezlye http://www.lezlyes.blogspot.com/
Liz http://www.lizspaperloft.com/
Mel http://www.scrappymel.blogspot.com/
Paula http://www.morethanfavors.blogspot.com/
Sarah http://www.liveloveandscrap.blogspot.com/
Tammy http://www.scrappycritters.blogspot.com/

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Apr 22, 2011

Design Team Call

I'm looking to add 3-4 new Crafty Designers to my Crafting with Cristina Wednesday Challenge Team. I'm looking for crafty people who can create a project for me about 2 times a month for my wednesday challenges. :)

Here are the details:

-- you must have a blog and you must be committed to updating it on a regular basis at minimum once a week. It doesn't matter how long you've been blogging - new bloggers are welcome to apply.

-- you must be able independently with a calendar of events and able to meet deadlines on time. I will give you plenty of notice for Design Team dates as well as due dates for your project to be posted on my blog. 

--Must be on Facebook.
I have a secret group that my DT members can all chat together and post pictures of their projects

-- You must be able to complete the assigned challenge by the assigned deadline on a regular basis. I understand that personal things come up, but all the challenges are given out PLENTY of time in advance

-- if you would like to join my Design Team send me an email with the following:
1. 2-3 pictures of your past work and one project something new (made for the design team call)
2. A link to your blog
3. List other design teams your are currently on. (this is fine if you are on others)
4. What crafting machines/tools do you currently have access to. (example: Cricut or other die cut machine/brand) 

5. A picture of yourself  (headshot)
6. A small excerpt of information about yourself

You can email me your information here.  
Please include the subject as "Design Team Call"
Additional info 

This is not a paid position  -- I can offer my friendship and you will have your projects posted on my blog at least 2 times a month, as well as invitations to all of my hops and events. In the past I have provided small giveaways to my design team members, but I'm not going to say that will-- or will not happen again in the future.

Challenges are always on every other wednesday 2-3 times a month.

This is a 6 month Design Team Commitment Starting in June through the end of 2011.

I will take submissions through Wednesday May 18th, 2011... for my team to be ready to post their first project on June 8th. 

Design Team members will be chosen personally by me along with the assistance of a small board of helpers. I like originality and creativity. Please feel free to showcase your style .

Most importantly Have Fun 

Apr 19, 2011

My Blogaversy week

hey Friends,

Sorry I have been awol for a little bit. Turns out all of this hot cold hot cold weather we have been getting here in Buffalo ny Finally Got to me. And I'm stuck sick for the past 4 days with a horrible case of Pnemonia and Congestion.

Don't worry I'm on some medication and hopefully will start feeling better soon, but until then I have hardly any time to do ANYTHING.

In the meantime I wanted to let you know that my Blogaversry week was originally scheduled to be starting on the 17th and ending the 23rd with a Inspired by Cristina Blog Hop.

I will still be having the blog hop on  April 23rd but instead of it ending my blog week it will be the beginning, with the daily prizes and giveaways from
Peachy keen Stamps
Lettering Delights
Scrappy Moms Stamps
E.A. D Designs
Timeless  twine 
.. and so much more.

You dont want to miss this.

So mark your calendars I will be starting on Monday the 25th for my Blogaversy week

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Apr 12, 2011

Terrific Tuesday: New Arrival

Hey Friends,

It's the first Terrific Tuesday in April and for this week's challenge we are playing with the New Arrival Cartridge. If you don't have new Arrival, no biggy, just use a similar baby themed cut.

Since I personally dont own New Arrival, I opted to use some super adorable Lettering Delights Baby SVG sets.

Card size: 5x7
Cardstock: Recollections
Pattern Paper: K& Company Snuggle Bug Mat Stack
Stamp Set: Scrappy Moms Stamps "Special Delivery"
Ribbon: Michaels
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dot
Embellishments: Dew Drops
SVG Sets:

Simple Frames
Peek a Boo

Make sure you head on over to the Scrappy Moms Stamps blog  to enter this fun  challenge, as well as to see the other inspiration from the Scrappy Moms Design Team.

Have a great day!


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Apr 10, 2011

Episode 95: Wiper Card Tutorial

Hey Friends

Today I am in the easter mood. I am using the Snuffles and Sookie Easter Set to show you how to make an Easy Peasy Fun interactive wiper card.

This card can be made in almost any size. Today's card will be 5 1/4x 5 1/4 Square. At the bottom of the post I will include instructions on how to make this card in a standard A2 Size.

The sentiment stamp on the card is the   Digital Delights by Louby Loo Happy Easter Sentiment, I removed the border around the sentiment in my Gimp Software

Card Size: Closed, 5 1/4 Square
Cardstock: Recollections
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey Euphoria
Ribbon: American Crafts Dragonfly
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils
Embellishments: Button, Hemp Cord
Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents
Tools: Martha Stewart Eyelet lace Punch
Fiskars Cameo Appearance Punch

To make this card A2 Size
Two 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" pieces of cardstock, for your card base
One 1 1/2" x 3" piece of cardstock, for your "wiper"
Score your 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" pieces of cardstock at 1 1/2" and 3".

And Follow the same instructions in the tutorial :)

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Apr 9, 2011

Scrappy Moms Sneak Peek #3

hey Friends

Today I am sharing another card that I made for Scrappy Moms Sneak peek of their newest Stamp set Special delivery.

Card Size: A2 4.25x.5
Stamp Sets Used: Peachy Keen Stamps PK-245 Baby Monkey
Scrappy Moms Stamps Special Delivery
Cardstock: Recollections
Pattern Paper: K& Company Snuggle Bug Mat Pad
Tools: Recollections Scallop Edger Scissors
We r Memory Keeps Corner Chomper
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils
Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles
Glossy Accents
Ribbon: American Crafts Dragonfly

make sure you stop by and visit the rest of the Scrappy Moms Design Team Members as well as our Monthly Guest Designer to see the rest of the amazing sneak peeks we will have for you All week long :)

Guest Designer: Julie from Cricut Chick

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Apr 5, 2011

Scrappy Moms Sneak Peak #2

hey Friends,

I am continuing this week with another sneak peek for Scrappy Moms Stamps. Today I will be using the stamp set "all in the family"
For my card today I decided to make a super adorable Mother's day card. I dug through my stash and found some very colorful pattern paper, and a bunch of coordinating colors the fact that all the pattern papers were double sided with a coordinating solid helped me ALOT. All the Papers is from American Crafts.

Card size: 5x7
Card stock & Pattern Papers: American Crafts "Blue Skies"
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps Princess Face Assortment
Scrappy Moms Stamps "All in the Family"
Ink: Stampin up Regal Rose & Basic Black
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencil "Blush Pink", Leplume Marker "Crimson Lake"
Embellishments: brads; Joanns Ribbon; Michaels Button Papertrey ink Vintage, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
SVG Cutting Files:
Lettering Delights Matroyoshka Dolls

Lettering Delights Basic Borders

make sure you stop by and visit the rest of the Scrappy Moms Design Team Members as well as our Monthly Guest Designer to see the rest of the amazing sneak peeks we will have for you All week long :)

Guest Designer: Julie from Cricut Chick

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Apr 4, 2011

Scrappy Moms Sneak Peek Week

Hey Friends

I'm so excited for this week because Tammy and Mel at Scrappy Moms Stamps have released two awesome stamp sets for you. And I just loooove them ( even though I say this about all the stamps)

Today for my project I made two cards. One featuring each of the new stamp sets.

For my First Card I used Special Delivery

Card size : 5.25 square
Card Stock: papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper: K& Company Sweet Nectar 6x6
Ribbon: SU So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamps: Scrappy Moms Stamps "Special Delivery"
Peachy Keen Stamps Just Baby 1 1/8 Faces
Tools: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Ink: SU Basic Black
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils
Embellishments: Sakura white Gelly Roll Pen
Pink Self Stick Gems

SVG Files Used: Lettering Delights Peek-a Boo (baby 3 at 3 inches)
And Lettering Delights Cutie Patootie, Tag duplicated welded  and blackout to create card base at 5.25 inches

For my Second Card I used All in the Family

Card size : Roughly 5x7
Card Stock: papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper: Recollections Pastel Printed Cardstock

Stamps: Scrappy Moms Stamps "All in the Family"
Peachy Keen Stamps Happy lashes1 1/8 Faces

Ink: SU Basic Black

Embellishments: Sakura white Gelly Roll Pen
Baker's Twine

SVG Files Used
Cloud Nesting Frame Shaped Card  From The Cutting Cafe
Rainbow & Sun From Lettering Delights Banner Day Fun SVG
If you do not have an account with Lettering Delights, go here to sign up and you will find over $40 worth of FREE PRODUCT in your My Library. If you already have an account, go take a look at your My Library anyway because Lettering Delights has just given you this adorable svg set for free

make sure you stop by and visit the rest of the Scrappy Moms Design Team Members as well as our Monthly Guest Designer to see the rest of the amazing sneak peeks we will have for you All week long :)

Guest Designer: Julie from Cricut Chick

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