Friday, December 31, 2010

Tacky Tuesday's Challenge #1

This is my first time entering this challenge, I have to say it was a "real" challenge for me.  Using the Lettuce cut...  I really didn't have a clue as to what I was going to make.  This one was a hard one.  All in all, I'm happy with the out come.  Hope you enjoy this fun card.  Thank you to the Group Tacky Tuesday's for allowing me to join in.  If you haven't join go check them out on Facebook.  Hope everyone has a very Happy and Safe New Year!

Thanks again, to all my wonderful followers, this has been an amazing Crafty year.  "Lettuce" ring in the New Year with lots of love and Joy!


New Year's Thank You Card Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog, and the New Year’s Thank You Card Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting ,Linda
 you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at This blog hop is intended to help you get ideas for Thank You Cards. I know I have a few to make, and appreciate ideas when I get them. There will be opportunities to win some blog candy or get ideas to help you with your New Year’s Resolutions! So sit back, and enjoy the hop!
So, WOW! I can't believe that we are almost done with 2010.  What an amazing and challenging year.  I can't wait to see what 2011 brings us.  So for my card I decided to keep it very simple.  I used the Paper Lace cartridge, I just love all the details this cartridge has.  Beautiful cuts.  Well I hope you enjoy this card.  I do have some blog candy to offer one lucky winner.  All you have to do is leave a comment and an email address so that I can get a hold of you in case you are the winner.  I will be using to pick the winner on Tuesday, Jan.4th, 2011.  You don't have to become a follower but, I do love making new friends.

Okay so on to the next fabulous stop, which is:
Corri  If you should happen to get lost, Here's the order....

1 Crafty Card Gallery
2 Courtney
3 Michelle
4 Lisa
5 Nicollette
6 Courtney
7 Angie
8 Nikki
9 Ellen (CardMonkey)
10 Miss Adri
11 Cheryl
12 Lezlye
13 scrappin_3rdeeschik (Meighen)
14 Giselle
15 Laura
16 Shawn
17 Amanda
18 Jill thee scrapoholic
19 Ruth Ann
20 Denise
21 Candace
22 Theresa
23 Jennifer
24 Sandra

25 DDscrafts
26 Linda
27 Martha
28 Corri
29 Robyn
30 Madison
31 Jessica - Creative Stamper
32 Jamie
33 Shannon
34 Nadia
35 Janie
Thanks so much for participating! Have a great New Years & a Great Hop!!!

Martha - Creativepatti

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flaunt It Friday's Challenge- Turtle cut from Create a Critter

Okay so here is my project for the Flaunt it Friday's weekly Challenge.  The Challenge this week was to create something, using the Turtle cut from the Create a Critter Cartridge.  This is the first time I try out this challenge.  Had a blast creating these little guys.  It was perfect because my cousin, just had her first baby boy and I was able to use these turtles in a Layout for her.  This is her first, so this is a very special Layout, the baby's name is Leon IV and he is just "Turtlely Sweet"...LOL!!  Okay I couldn't resist.  Well I hope you all enjoy it.  Thank you to Flaunt it Friday's for this great challenge.  Have a safe and Happy New Year everyone!!!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Okay, I know this is super late, but in my defense I do not have computer right now. Mine is sick and at the doctors. So I manually picked a winner for the Christmas Card Blog hop back on the 27th of November. Loved all the comments, but "A scrap above- bonnie cantu is the one I picked. Please send me your mailing info, so I can send out you prize. It will be a surprise you will enjoy! Thank you to all that commented. I hope to have a computer soon.

Martha ;)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas card blog hop

WOW!! Christmas already... seems like these days everything is rush, rush, rush!!!  First I want to Thank Jennifer for putting this hop together.  You are in for some wonderful treats and alot of blog candy.  You should have arrived here from Lezlye Lauterbach blog  If not you need to start at so you won't miss out on any of the great cards and prizes.  Thank you for stopping by.  For my project I decided to make a Card with my new found love Unity Stamps!.  I can't seem to get enough of these stamps.  Here is my card

Super easy card, I just stamped all the images and then colored them in with copic markers, some glimer mist and lots and lots of glitter and sparkles.  Then I added this beautiful ribbon.  I added a sentiment on the inside of the card.

I also decided to make a couple of gift tags.  We never have enough of these, and they are great to have for those last mintue gifts.

Well, I hope you enjoyed all the tags and card.  Okay, Okay, I do have some candy for ONE lucky commenter.  I don't have a pic of the candy but rest assure that it will be worth your time.  What do you have to do to enter?
Simple become a follower if you are not one already  and leave a comment.  Also please leave a way for me to get a hold of you, if not I will have to pick someone else.  I will randomly pick one winner using  That's it!  Easy... I Must inform you that I will have to limit this to the US and Canda ONLY.  Sorry, International shipping is just too expensive.  Well Good Luck and I hope this will get you in the Christmas mood.  Your next stop is
Carley Carter:

Have a wonderful Holiday and enjoy the rest of this Awesome Hop!

Martha =)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI/Thanksgiving Turkey Pencil Toppers -Unity Stamps

So my 7 year old is having a pajama party on Tuesday to celebrate the Thanksgiving Break.  So I decided to make her class a small "Thank You" gift for being so wonderful.  I received my Unity stamps this Friday and one of the sets was "Build your Turkey" set .  It was the perfect set to make these cute Pencil Toppers.  I am just so happy, on how they came out.  I am also going to enter this in Gaby Abby Anything Fall challenge.

I hope you all enjoy these.

Publish Post

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cricut Imagine Challenge- My Pink Imagine-Nation Wednesday

So this is my first time entering this challenge, but I've had my Imagine for 2 months now, and I thought this would be a good reason to try it out.  I used the Kate's Kitchen cartridge and just love it!  It has a very retro feel about it.  I wanted to do something different, so I decided to make a Wall Hanging Menu.  I cut the Imagine in layers and then inked the edges.  I spray painted the top of a game box and then added more paint.  The I printed some pattern paper and cut out some boards for my board.  I also cut out a set of oven mittens and a rolling pin for embellishments.  Then I attached some chalk paper to the center. (You can actually write on it!)  I also attached a piece of chalk.  Well I really like the way this turned out.  Hope you enjoy it. 

Hope you have a Great day.


$100 Gift Certificate for Two Peas & MORE!- from Iheartart

Tiffany, is dowing some crosscrounty traveling but meanwhile she has asked some guest designers to blog on her blog and she is also doing a great giveaway.  Come join in the fun.  Click on the link for more information.

Have fun and good luck!!!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sassy snow blog and blog candy!! -Krafty Kandi

So here is another link for this amazing blog hop ans some very sweet candy.  Great stuff come join in on the fun!!

Here is a pic of what is up for grabs-

Sassy Snow Blog Hop and Blog Candy!!!

So Barb at is have a great giveaway.  The funniest stamp set ever!! Join in on the fun and lots of chances to win some neat treats.  Good Luck.  Here are some pics of her blog candy.  Just click on the link below.

More Christmas decore

So if there is anything I love most about this hobby, it is Christmas decor!!!  I just can't seem to get enough.  That and the fact that my husband insist on me draping the whole house with Christmas decor.  He like to see a Christmas tree in every room.  and I just love it!!  So I have started making all sorts of decorations and here are two of my latest creations.

Recycled Christmas Trees

Okay, so I saw these amazing Trees on a blog hop, a few weeks agao and I just fell in love with them.  I had to make some.  Now I do have to tell you, it is a lot of work, but Oh how beautiful they turned out.  I hope you enjoy them.

Just so you know I made them out of old phone books and magazines.  Have a Great day.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ne Blog- Love4stamps- Giveaway!!!

Love when I find new blogs to follow, and then realize they are having a great giveaway!!!  Super Great giveaway.  Going on right now unitl Nov. 1st.  You still have time to enter...  Good luck.

This is what she is giving away!!!!! Awesome!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Witches Hats- "How To"

I am so sorry, this is sooo late, but I have been fighting a mean cold and still do not feel right.  I had wanted to post a video to show you exactly how these were made, but I have no voice!!!  So here are the quick instructions.

you will need the following:

poster boards- (depending on how many hats you will be making, 1 pb per hat)
about 12-14 sheets of double sided pattern paper
ribbon and Trims
embellishments- bling, buttons, and charms
paper trimmer
hot glue gun
circle cutter- Large
liquid Glue- one that dries clear

1.  Roll the poster board to form a cone.  Glue the ends together to keep cones shape.  Trim the bottom off to form a flat smooth surface. ( Don't worry if you crease the cone when trimming bottom, you are going to cover this up.)

2.  Once you have this done, you will start covering the cone with your pattern paper, there is no right order to this step.  Make it your own. When you start covering the top tip you will use about 10 inches of pattern paper, cover the top portion, leaving enough of the pattern paper to form a crooked tip.  You will form the tip by crumbling paper to make it look worn.  Remember to glue all your ends. (You will get glue everywhere.  This is why you need to use liquid glue that dries clear.)

3.  Next you will set the cone aside and work on the bottom rim.  Cut the largest circle you can using your circle cutter, (about 11 inches).  You will cut two circles and then adhere them together.  then you will fold the circle in half and pinch the center then fold the opposite way and pinch the center again, forming an X.

4.  Cut the center of the X, flip circle over and place your cone in the center, trace the bottom of the cone onto your pattern paper with a pencil.  From the center cut on your circle you will cut strips to the traced line, (do not go beyond the traced line.)

5.  Now place the cone over the center of the circle once again and glue it to the rim, remember to use your clear drying glue.  Once it is dry you will flip hat over and fold the strips inward and glue.  Now you hat is complete.

6.  Start decorating it.  Remember have fun with it!!! No one Witch Hat is the same!!!  I use some crepe trim to add flare to my rim.  Make It Your Own!!  Have fun...

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Pink Star Creation Giveaway!!!!

The Pink Star Creations is have a Super Great Giveaway, Go take a look and leave a comment to be entered.  Fun stuff!!!!
Good Luck!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hello Thursday New Cricut Cartridges and Giveaway!!!

So Hello Thursday is finally here and the new carts are oh so awesome!  Here is a link to take a peek at all the new carts and some awesome samples made.  Leave a comment for a chance to win one of these carts.

This is one of my favorites:

Here is another:

and one more:

Okay one last one:: LOL!!!

so theswe are my favorite, come on you really expect me to just pick one!! not going to happen.  Go take a look and leave your comment.  Good luck!!!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI Week 3

Good morning everyone, I hope you all are doing well.  I have been dealing with a very bad cold, but somehow still found time to make this super cute mini card, to entry for the Gaby Abby Challenge.  I really like the way it came out.  I used my new Gypsy (Yay) and used the Christmas cards cartridge and the Mini Monster Cartridge.    I removed the center of the card and then welded the mini monster onto the card and Vola!!!  Then I decided to make a shaker box and added some fun buttons and some glitter.  The spider is made from  a plastic toy that I glued a gem to it and then cut off the ring on the back.

For the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment using the Martha Stewart Holiday Stamp set and used the Lumiere acrylic paint.  I just love these paints!  Then I added some googly eyes to it.

and there you have it, I hope you enjoy this.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Great day.


Winner!, Winner!, Chicken Dinner!!!

Okay first of all I need to apologize for posting I would pick a winner (Yesterday), did not realize Blog Hope was still going on.  So I have picked a winner using , let me just say thank you so very much to all the wonderful and sweet comments.  I really appreciate them.  Okay so without further ado the Winner is #13- Christys scrappin said...

Great project! Love, love it! Very talented work! WOW!

Here is my link in case you want to follow me....
Congrats Christy, please email me your mailing information so that I can get this out to you.

If you didn't win this time don't worry, I will be having another awesome giveaway real soon.  so come back.
Hope everyone has a great Tuesday.  P.S. I will be posting a video on how to make the Witches Hats.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Imagine Giveaway!!!

Yes, that's right you read corretly, click on the link below and enter to win an Imagine!!! Good luck to everyone!!!

Gypsy Giveaway!!!

Okay this is a great time to try and win this new Gypsy, since you have until Oct. 31st to register your gypsy to get 6 free cartridges.  It's easy just become a follower, leave a comment and share her giveaway with your friends.  Good Luck to you all!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI Week 2,

Here is my entry for this great challenge.  Love this sketch.
This is my Princess, enough said, She is my inspiration.  Thank you for this great challenge Gaby.  Hope you enjoy this.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Paper Secrets Spooky Bloh Hunt

Welcome to your 11th stop on the Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt.  You should have arrived here from Lisa N., if not you will want to start at the beginning (Paper Secrets), so you won't miss a thing

How to play along...

31 of our members will be blogging a special Halloween project made especially for the haunt. You will visit & comment on all 31 blogs. Next, post a comment at Paper Secrets on this post to let us know you have finished. This will get you entered in a drawing to win 1 of 3 Lilly Bee Fall Collection kits YES, there will be 3 winners! You will find several prizes being offered on our blogs.!!!

3 lucky haunters will win, the Grand prize.  You have until 11:30pm PST (California time) to complete the haunt.  The 3 grand prizes will only ship to US & Canada only.

Okay Ladies so first of all I have to say Thank you to Kristi for including me in this Blog Hop!!!  This is actually my First EVER Blog Hop!  I was kind of lost with all this so please excuse any errors that I might have made.  Well enough of that, lets go on to my projects.  I made these Halloween Treat Bags to share with you today.

They are part of a Martha Stewart Kit I purchased.  They are so easy to make and quick.  I just added a simple embellished sticker to the front and Vola!!  Perfect for my 7-year old's 2nd grade class.  For my second project I made Three Witches Hats using an old Memory Makers Paper line.  If you would like to know how to make these, please leave me a comment asking me how.  I will email you the instructions.

And last but not least, aside from scrapbooking, I also make Jewelry.  so I decided to make some spooky earring.  I love the way they turned out.  Well That's it for now, hope you enjoyed all of them...

Okay so of course, you are wondering if I have something sweet for you?.  Well, I do!!!!  You will have two chance to enter to win and all you have to do is the following:
1.  Become a follower of my blog & leave your comment letting me know.
2.  Tell me what you like the most about Halloween? 
Do this and you will be entered to win this from me! (shipping to US only).  
It's that easy!!  I will pick a winner on Monday, the 18th.  Please remember to leave me your contact information so that I have a way to reach you.  If not I will have to pick someone else.  Good Luck!!!

Your next stop will be Connie's Blog.  In case you get lost, you can find a complete blog list at Paper Secrets.

Thank you so much for hopping with us, have a Great weekend!!!

Martha G.