Monday, October 11, 2010

Princess Kennedi's Birthday Card!

I decided to use my Imagine to create this adorable little card for our little friend, Kennedi's 4th birthday.  The background is a Cuttlebug folder of dots.  I cut out the doll and frame from Best Friends, then used a sentiment to stamp inside the frame.  The inside of the card said "happy birthday".  I layered the little girl to make her pop up.  I also used pop dots to pop the doll further off of the card.  This card totally worked for two purposes: Miss Kennedi's birthday, and Emma's Imagine Nation Monday Challenge ( .  ~Hoppy Crafting!

Hubby Made a Card!

On National Card Making Day, I convinced my husband to sit down with me and make a quick card.  I walked him through a few basics, and he picked the stamps that he wanted to use.  Take a look at how his card turned out!  ~Hoppy Crafting!

National Card-Making Day (Oct. 2)

Just wanted to share a quick Halloween card that I created during National Card Making Day.  I used some Martha Stewart paper, and some dollar-bin stamps (frog, sentiment, spider), to create a cute card.  I also added silver Stickles around the sentiment, on the frog hat, etc., and added a green and black polka-dot ribbon towards the bottom.  I popped up the sentiment, as well as inked all edges with Stampin' Up's Concord Crush.   ~Hoppy Crafting! 

Hmmm....New PC Patent?

Came across this new patent listed for Provo Craft.  This patent seems rather interesting...It almost looks like a new Gypsy-type machine that will not only connect to the Cricut and computer, but it also showed a Yudu icon, as well as possibly being usable with a sewing/embroidery machine.  That's most of the information that I got out of the patent.  See for yourself, and you decide: . 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Little Bird Told Me...

I can not believe how quickly I made a dozen cards!  I used my Cricut Imagine and the Nursery Tails cartridge, to choose the bird with mushrooms and background.  I popped up all of the birds and one mushroom on each card, to add dimension.  I stamped plain cardstock with a cute floral stamp and Stampin' Up's Marina Mist (blue).  I also used Marina Mist to stamp the sentiment "A little bird told me..." on the front, and "A friend like you is hard to find", on the inside.  I used a variety of colors for the card bases (green, blue, pink, and yellow).  I used these cards to give to my friends who came to my Stampin' Up party (of course I didn't write on the inside, so they'd be able to actually use them!).  I hope you like them!  ~Hoppy Crafting! 

Stampin' Up Benefits!

I am SO excited!  My newest Stampin' Up goodies are here!  Yay!!!  I had an awesome party last week, and because of the wonderful orders my friends placed, I ended up with some really cool hostess benefits!  I am super-excited to use these new stamp sets, and am sure that a few will be lent to those who helped me earn them!  My new stamp friends include (from top left): Punch Potpourri, Long Fellows, and Because I Care.  I also earned a few other fun punches, etc.  Thank you again, everyone, for coming to my party and placing orders!  It was totally fun and we'll have to do it again, soon!  ~Hoppy Crafting!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gypsy Case

I recently ordered a Gypsy travel case from .  I was skeptical about the case, but after reading some reviews, other users said the case would hold the Gypsy with a skin on it, no problem.  I have been using my case for a few weeks now, and have to say that I'm pretty happy with it.  The sides are not as hard as I was expecting, but still fairly protective.  My biggest fear for my G, is that I'll crack the screen (as I have done to multiple cell phones....yes, I have a history...). 
The inside is a pretty black and white damask print.  When the G is in it, you must position it "just right" in the case, in order to get the zipper to close.  I wish there had been a color choice for cases (just like there are with skins), but I suppose black will have to do.  I think my purchase has been worth it, thus far, and I look forward to using the case a ton! ~Hoppy Crafting!