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Monday, October 31, 2011

Winner of the Adopt a Pet Blog Hop Blog Candy!!!


Sorry but I never heard from the winner with their information so I drew a new winner and it was

Born2Beach said...

Very cute "doggie bag". Awesome job!

Congrats, email me your address information by Friday, November 4th please.

I had a wonderful time participating in my very first blog hop (as a participant, not as a hopper, LOL).  I used random generator to determine the winner of the Pink by Design October Stamp of the Month stamp set!  And the winner is...

Lucky #18
JustYolie said...

That is the cutest treat box!! My niece would love it for her doggie Sandy! Great job!

Congrats JustYolie :)  Please email me your mailing information by Friday, October 28th to

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Cooking with Cricut Weekly Challenge!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Baking

We decided to have a small Halloween party at our home (I made those cute door hanger invitations a few posts back) this past weekend.  I did not have time to make any decorations or goodie bags for the party since I was doing this for the kids at school but I did get to make some cupcakes.  I did two quick and easy decorations for the cupcakes so I thought I would share those :) 

Here is the mummy (cutest mummy ever right, LOL):

Here is the spider web (covered a bunch of cupcakes in icing and then drew on the spider web and added a fake spider :)

I am not a star cake decorator but they worked for us :)

I am not up late finishing up goodie bags for the boys classes and teachers...hope I don't look like a zombie tomorrow, even if it is Halloween :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Goodie Bags for Preschoolers and Teachers :)

Hello.  I saw these adorably decorated crayon boxes over on a My Creative Time designer's (Cathryn) blog back in July and immediately bought the stamp set with the intentions of doing this (a similar version of it) for my daughter's preschool class.  Then a couple of weeks ago I was in Target and saw cute little Halloween notepads in the $1 section (6 in a pack) so I bought those also.  I decided this week to put them in with the crayons to make a goodie bags...of course that meant I needed toppers.  I also decided to make some goodie bags for her two teachers using an idea I had seen around on Pinterest and other sites. 

Here are the bags for the kids:  For the crayons I used the My Creative Time all around Halloween set, some plain paper from AC Moore and some patterned paper from K&Co.  For the bag toppers I used Art Philosophy to cut the square in 2 sizes, then I scored it in the middle.  On the top layer I added stitching via gelly roll pens, either a ghost from Paper Doll Dress-up or a pumpkin from Create a Critter.  Of course they needed a cute little Peachy Keen face :)  I printed the names all one piece of card stock on the computer then cut out using the center point feature and one of the cute tags on Art Philosphy.  I then used the Happy Halloween sentiment from my Pink by Design Guess Who set to add the sentiment.  Lastly, I used the bonus stamp that came with Septembers new order stamps from My Creative Time on the back of the bags :)


Here are the bags for the teachers:  I used the same process for the bag toppers as above but I printed the sentiment on orange paper first, then cut the square using Art Philosophy.  I then cut the ghosts from Paper Doll Dress-up and used some cute Peachy Keen faces on them.   I plan to make some of these for my office staff as well this weekend for Monday.

I hope the kids and teachers enjoy their goodie bags!  TFL!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Weekly Challenge: Scarecrows, Hay, Crows and Sketches

Hello everyone. Today is Scarecrow, Hay, Crows AND Sketches Challenge Day over at Cooking with Cricut! For this weeks challenge I  used a scarecrow (scaregirl) and the card sketch to make a card for my friend who always calls everyone pumpkin!  We do not get to talk much except via social media from time to time so I wanted to send her a card and I thought this was the perfect time to do it!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I used the Scarecrow Girl on Pumpkin Digital Stamp from, then I cut out a pumpkin from Create a Critter, gave him a cute Peachy Keen face and added a cute blingy vine from Recollections glitter tape.  The sentiment is from the Pink by Design Guess Who stamp set (seriously I have gotten my monies worth out of that set)!  I cut some patterned paper, some purple paper, put it on black cardstock, inked some edges and it came together!  I know she will love the card.

Now it's your turn! I hope you will head on over to Cooking with Cricut to enter your project! TFL.

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Call

Hello.  I have decided to take a chance at the design team call for My Creative Time, I think my work is a bit subdued or simple compared to their current design team who are totally awesome but I thought I would give it a try anyway :)  I made this card using their Game Night set.  The card is for my mom.  She loves bingo and cards so this set showing a lucky winner on both the bingo (by adding bling) and the cards (added some stickles) shows her how lucky we are to have her!  I think she will love it.  I plan to give it to her along with the cheesey gifts we brought her back from Florida.  I used Art Philosophy for the stars, I used the center cut feature after I printed the sentiment out from my computer.  I also embossed and inked my white background sheet.   I added some ribbon and bling and there it is!  TFL.

Saturday, October 22, 2011 "Adopt A Shelter Pet” Hop!

Welcome to WorkingScrappinMomof4 and the “Adopt A Shelter Pet” Hop!  October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, but we wanted to honor and celebrate all of our furry friends! If you've come from visiting Elizabeth at, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to and start at the beginning.

For this blog hop (my first one EVER) I made a "doggie bag" (haha) to give to a four-legged pal of my sons bestfriend (we actually do not have any pets, maybe once my children are older and can help take care of one we will venture into pet ownership).

I cut the bag at fit to page from Art Philosophy (have I talked about how AMAZING this cartridge is?).  I then cut the brown square-4 also from Art Philosophy and added a cute doggie digital stamp from  I hand cut it out after printing it on card stock and used a corner rounder on the edges.  I then lightly inked the edges and attached it to the square-4 cut.  I used a gold pen to add "stitching" to the brown square-4 frame.  After attaching it to the bag I decided to cut out some dog bones.  I used the Mickey Font cartridge for this cut.  I did 4 bones to attach to the handles at 1 1/4 inches.  I stamped the sentiment My Favorite Buddy from Pink by Design's October Stamp of the Month club set.  I also embossed the bones and lightly inked their edges.  I then cut, embossed and attached several smaller bones (3/4 inches) around the bag.  I bought a small dog bone to go in the bag.  I think Max will love it :)

Since this is my very FIRST blog hop ever I am offering up a prize seperate from the overall CookingwithCricut prize.  What can you win?????  Well, I just LOVE Pink by Design stamps.  I have used them a ton for Halloween goodies this year and as I mentioned above I used their October Stamp of the Month for the sentiment on my project today.  Sarah (PinkCricut) over at Pink by Design is being super generous by sponsoring my giveaway with the same stamp set I used for todays project as a prize to one lucky blogger!    Can you believe it?  They are awesome over there, great customer service and great products!

In order to be elgible for the giveaway you will need to leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm (EST) on Monday, October 24th.  I will randomly draw a winner and post that winner on Tuesday so be sure to check back and see if you WON!

Now it's your turn! Link up your purr-fectly wonderful pet-themed project at Here are a few guidelines:
  • Must follow the challenge topic.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge. No back dated posts please.
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
  • Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
  • Must HAVE FUN!
  • You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!
The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prize packages being offered in this hop. There is also a prize package for just leaving us some love (a comment) on the CWC blog. One catch, those leaving comments MUST be a CWC follower. Each prize winner will receive a $20 gift voucher-download from The Design Team’s top three will each receive $5.00 gift voucher-download from
Now head on over to see Dalis at to see what she has cooked up for you!

“Adopt A Pet” Blog Hop Participants:
Mindy -
Adrian -
Charlotte -
Madison -
Nita -
Jill -
Holly -
Maria Elena -
Linda -
Felicia -
Court -
Debbie -    YOU ARE HERE!
Dalis -    YOUR NEXT STOP!
Jen -

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thanks for all you do

A friend of mine is serving over in Iraq and I FINALLY got around to making him a care package and a card.  I just wanted something simple.  I used Art Philosophy (yes, I do own other cartridges, LOL).  I cut the stars and the star/circle thingy they are on in two sizes,  I then embossed the red star with more stars.  I used a cheapy $1 thanks stamp I had.  I wrote a personal message inside thanking him and his fellow soldiers for all they do, we are lucky to have them protecting us.  TFL.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Locker Talk Spotlight

Every Monday and Thursday over at Cooking with Cricut there is a cartridge spotlight.  It was my turn today.  I decided to do Locker Talk because it is one of my go to cartridges.  I use it mostly for teacher gifts but this week I decided to make my boys some reading reminder bookmarks!  They were super simple but they both loved that I made them for them.  I may make some more for their classmates, we will see :)    Here are the bookmarks:

I used the ribbon cut to cut the booksmarks (already has a hole for the ribbon and everything), then I cut the apple and it layers.  I printed the reminder on my computer onto green cardstock.  Although you cannot tell in the picture I added glossy accents to the apple leaves.  Lastly, I added some school ribbon that I had in my stash!  This was completely done with scraps...which I totally LOVE!  Thanks for stopping by, make sure you stop over at Cooking with Cricut to see all of the projects I have highlighted there using Locker Talk!

Have a crafty day :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Purple, Green AND Sketches Challenge at Cooking with Cricut

Hello everyone. Today is Purple, Green AND Sketches Challenge Day over at Cooking with Cricut!  For this weeks challenge I made used the colors and the card sketch to make a card for my mom.  She stayed at my house with my 4 children while my hubby and I went away for our 10 year wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago so I wanted to let her know how appreciative we are. 

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I used Art Philosophy to cut the postage stamp like frame/matte (square 6-page 24), then I hand cut the square on top of it in a lighter purple.  I then cut the flower circle cutout from the Square 5 Font Layer (shift key pushed)-page 63.  I thought that was such a pretty cut.  I added some bling to each of the openings in the cut.  I then added some green/white twine and a tag which was cut rectangle 5-page 35, inked the edges and stamped it with a stamp from Pink By Design Our Kids set.  I added a rhinestone to each side of the tag as well.

Now it's your turn! I hope you will head on over to Cooking with Cricut to enter your project! TFL.

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Small Thank You Gift

I saw these cute little pencil "flowers" on My Creative Time yesterday and knew right away I needed to make these!  The Administrative Assistant/Secretary at my boys school is so helpful and she recently helped me out big time with scheduling their parent teacher conferences around a work meeting I have I wanted to let her know how grateful I was.  I made these three pencil flowers by cutting this border using the fit to length at 11 inches from the Art Philosophy cartridge (I think it is just like Emma did at My Creative Time but could be off a little, it still worked).  Then I scored, glued, hot glued to a scallop circle I also cut from Art Philosophy at 1.75 inches, used some twine in the buttons then hotglued them on as well.  Lastly, I put a little hot glue on the pencil and stuck it in/on the back.  I had this little box already cut (take out box that I cut the flaps off of) so I put some little clear rocks in and stuck the pencils in.  I tied some twine around, then cut this little label/tag from Art Philosophy and stamped it with Thanks a Bunch from My Creative Time's Many Sayings set.  I dropped it off today and she loved it.  I had my boys take it in but she had to come out to the car to tell me how much she loved it :)  I am sure I will be doing some more of these, Christmas ones would be adorable!  TFL.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Design Team Day-Cake, Cupcake and or Teddy Bear Challenge

Hello everyone.  Today is Cake, Cupcake and/or Teddy Bear Challenge Day over at Cooking with Cricut!  As you may have noticed from this post and the cute little button on the right side of my blog I am now officially a member of the Cooking with Cricut Design Team!!!!  Yeah!  I am super excited to join this group of talented crafters and even more excited to be participating in my first challenge as a design team member! 

For this weeks challenge I made a cute little take-out box adorned with the cutest little cupcake (this is for my 8 year old niece).  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the box and the cupcake, I then embellished the cupcake with stickles and a cute little Peachy Keen face.  I also used a happy birthday stamp from My Creative Time to stamp all over the box.  Lastly, I wrapped some twine around the box and tied two bows (because I used two different colors of twine so I did one bow for each one). 

My 3 year old helped me pick out the contents for the little box.  She picked out 3 little bears in her favorite colors of pink, purple and green :), then we added some lip gloss because what little girl doesn't love lip gloss.  In the end I decided to punch two holes, one on each side of the box, and tied a ribbon through so I could attach it to the mini pillow pet we also purchased for my niece.  I hope she loves it :)

Now it's your turn!  I hope you will head on over to Cooking with Cricut  to enter your project!  TFL.

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Bash Door Hanger Invitations

I knew I wanted to make door hanger invitations for a little Halloween Bash I am planning for the little neighborhood kids but was not sure what to do...then I bought Art Philosophy.  Wow, that cartridge has EVERYTHING on it.  The door hanger on it is actually a little pocket which has endless possibilities but for now I just needed it for an invitation!  I used patterned paper from a K&CO. stack and some solid white and orange paper I had already for the invitation information (I printed the information out on the computer and mounted it to the orange card stock).  I used my Pink By Design stamp set Guess Who for the stamps of the cute little trick or treaters and the sentiments (Happy Halloween on the front, Boo, Got Candy? and witchy wishes on the back).  I used colored pencils, a gelly roll pen and stickels to add some color to the trick or treaters.  I will add a couple of pieces of candy in the little pocket (at least 1 piece for each child in the house I am dropping the invitation off at).  I cannot wait to deliver them!  TFL.

The flowers are just to block personal info :)
This one was a cheapy stamp from
Michaels that I crossed out the
word scary on and wrote cute
because this is for small kids,
I also added some rhinestones for
the eye and the bow

Thursday, October 6, 2011

10 Year Wedding Anniversary :)

So my hubby and I are away in Naples, Florida celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary!  I thought I would be on here everyday but this is really my first day,  we leave Florida tomorrow to head home :(  We left last Saturday afternoon, spent our first night in Savannah and ate at Paula Deen's Lady and Sons on Sunday (YUMMY).  We then drove to Orlando and spent the evening at Downtown Disney (the hubby wanted to do a park but I refused to do it without the kids, LOL).  Then on Monday we headed to Naples.  It has been absolutely beautiful, just amazing weather.  We have walked the beach, been to the pool, went site seeing and visited with my hubby's Grandparents (very yummy dinners and lots of hearing about his time here during his summers as a child).  I will not be able to craft until next week so I thought in the mean time I would share a few pics from the trip (many, many more to come-these are just 3-4 from my phone) :)  TFL and can't wait to be back home with the kids and my craft room :)

My gift from Ed, stacking birthstone rings. 
One for each of our wonderful children.

Enjoying a cocktail at the pool

Wish I could take credit for this but someone else
had done it and I could not pass up taking a picture