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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Love Your Pet Blog Hop

Welcome to GabyCreates and to the Love Your Pet Blog Hop hosted by my BFF Abby

Hopefully you just arrived here from Abby's blog, but if you just happen to be visiting and wish to participate, please start at her blog by clicking HERE

This blog was inspired by those sad commercials that I think  make most get teary eyed sponsored by ASPCA ~Main Page: http://www.aspca.org/april

Abby did research and found that ASPCA holds a "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals" during the month of April and encourages people to "Go Orange for Animals"!

So our projects had to be about our pets and to incorporate the color orange!
My Basic Grey POTM Kit that I had not yet used from last year is the perfect one for this occasion.
Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment for a chance at a set of Stamps!!
Now it is time to go visit KICH
And make sure you comment on all blogs for a chance at
Abby's giveaway!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Blog Hop Royal Ball

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the
Royal Ball Blog Hop

Hopefully you just arrived here from visiting Mel from ScrappyMel, but if you just happen to be visiting and wish to participate, please start HERE

Today I created these sceptres ~ (or scepter in U.S. English) is a symbolic ornamental rod or wand borne in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia.
I just thought that these sceptres would go so well with our tiara's lol (if you got to see us on Ustream, you know that Theresa "made" us all wear a tiara!)
I created a dozen for each of the attendees at the Ustream party hosted by The Queen herself!

I used Gypsy Wandering to cut at 3" with it's layers and shadow cut twice to adhere one to the back (I forgot to take pictures of the back!) I additionally used tulle, bling and dowels and my glue gun (I am just becoming used to the glue gun. I tried cleaning all that extra glue, but I can see on my picture a bit of it!).

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment for a chance at a Tim Holtz sander!
Make sure you do the hop for a chance at amazing prizes being given at TheScrapbookingQueen.com and the other fellow bloggers!
Time to go Visit CRISTI

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easter Card

Welcome to the Hippity Hop Blog Hop
and Challenge with the Creative Cutter Room!

How about a fun hop and challenge?

Theme: Hippity Hop!

Visit each of the following 4 Design team members, find the required element from each DT and submit your project at Creative Cutter Room for a chance to win a prize!

I created this card and was able to incorporate the 4 required elements!
Items used:
Cricut Paper Lace cut at 2" for doilly
Circle punch for circle, Copic markers, Sakura glitter pen, Memento ink, g studio stamp, ribbon, button, glitter DMC thread.
I stamped and colored 3 eggs, two of the eggs I adhered on top of first one using 3D foam.
Cosmo Cricket PP.

And what is the prize? How about a April Showers Cricut Cartridge!

Challenge Starts today April 7 and runs until April 20!

You will need to collect 4 elements total and include each element on your project and then submit your project at the Creative Cutter Room!

My Required Element: Use A Circle


Thanks for visiting, leaving a comment and mini hopping along! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Dress -Cricut Mother's Bouquet and others

Today is my first Whimsical Wednesday Challenge creation as a member of the Scrapbooking team.
There will be challenges every week with each challenge staying open for two weeks!
The scrap booking challenge will be the first Wednesday of the month, but make sure you go visit other Wednesdays for different challenges that include cards.

This week"s Challenge #1:
“ Make a Spring or Easter themed scrapbook LO adding a critter or a bug on it”

This is a layout of my niece (now in college!). I have always loved this picture of her!
A little on the bright side, but here (below) is a darker version:
I kind of like it darker a bit better (the sun was bright!)
I will let my sister do the journal entry (couldn't get a hold of her to ask her for exact dates)
I was inspired (scrap lifted) by Jana Eubank's LO she created of her daughters'-- even though she did not provide instructions, I figured it out and changed some things around.
Cricut cuts:
Mother's Day Bouquet~ Flower at 3.5" and 1.97" center using Gypsy ~Leaf at 2.53", 1.94" and 1.74"
George and Basic Shapes~ Circles at 12.10", and 2" ~Circles for journal at 4.27" and 3.49"
Cricut Everyday~ Outer scalloped circle at 11.38" and 3.33" for journal circle.
MS All Occasions~ Letters at .70"
MS punch for butterflies.
AC (dark green), DCWV (Embossed white), Core'Dinations card stock, vellum.
Sewing machine, thread, ribbon, walnut distress ink.
Fiskars circle stamp, memento ink in rich cocoa and brown embossing powder.

Make sure you go visit the Whimsical Wednesday Blog to link up your entry and check out the sneak peeks of all the other DT's projects! You are sure to find tons of inspiration, get all the details for the Challenge #1 ! You have two weeks to link up! Can’t wait to see all your projects! (post to go live at 10AM CST)

Thanks for Visiting and leaving me a Comment!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Roar-Ahhhh Two Page LO

I created a Two Page Layout
showcasing 3 Bugs In A Rug Dawson Collection
for Happy N Scrappin'

This is such a cute collection and it is so perfect for boys, but
having a daughter and two grand daughters, I had to make it
work for my grand daughter's funny pictures while visiting
a dinosaur exibit.
Cricut cuts~  dino- Create a Critter at 2.5" and roar at 1.25"~ circles- George at 2.25" and 2.75"~ AHHH!- Kate's ABCs at 1.5"
~I am entering this LO in the Circleblog weekly challenge. This time they require that you create a sketch-- I will post picture later (forgot to take pic)     I used MSWord to create my sketch.
~I am also entering the LO at "Getting Scrappy Challenge" with Amanda and Melissa.  This week the challenge is  Tummy Tickler.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!
Dino Party
Hide & Seek
Dawson Kit

Tim Holtz

Other items: white cardstock, Spellbinders, dew drops, sewing machine, thread.