Monday, October 31, 2011

Inspirati♥n Monday

Hello to all of you wonderful Crafters!! I have a very fun little post for you today on this happy Holiday!

As usual for Mondays it is time for my Inspirati♥n Monday post and today I am having fun over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! With a bonus of playing over at the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog again for their V is for Vintage!

The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is Boarders and/or Frames.
"For this weeks challenge you will create any card that includes at least one border and/or frame on it! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!"

Then over at the ABC Christmas Challenge is V is for Vintage.
They are asking for simple and Vintage looking or inspired cards!

This is what I have come up with for these two lovely challenges!
Thanks for taking the time on this busy holiday to stop by! Be sure to have a very safe and happy Halloween!
~Virginia E.

All Hallows Eve

Happy Halloween from me to you! Have fun and be extra safe out there tonight!!! =)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Photo Christmas

Hello! Today I have a fun little post about a fun little Penguin Photo Card. Originally I made this as a Christmas Sample for an up coming card order but they have chosen the very adorable Reindeer's over these super cuddly Penguins! Well, Are you ready to take a peek at the card?

The photo is a close up shot my my surprise Mother's Day Bouquet. These pink roses were so beautiful! I took like a hundred pictures of them! Ha Ha Ha Well, that's all I have for you today. Sorry it was such a short post. I will see you tomorrow for in weekly Inspiration Monday post.
~Virginia E.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Craft Monkey

I just wanted to share with you the Craft Monkey's Blog Anniversary! She got a great giveaway to help her celebrate!

The Craft Monkey Says.....

"It's My 1st Bloggerversary!

Well I'm a bit late with this but hey better late than never!  I can't believe it, I've been Blogging
for over 1 year and have come such a long way, 2 blog challenges under my belt, 3 DT places and lots of blog pals which is brilliant!  I thought it would be nice to celebrate!  So here is my Bloggerversary Candy
for you, share with your friends if you wish too!  What do you have to do to be in with a
chance of winning the goodies?  Well first you need to follow my blog,
pop a picture of my candy in your side bar,  link back to my blog
then you need to leave your name with
Mr Linky! Good luck you Crafty Monkeys the candy will run until 11th November!
Hugs Woo xxx
21 x 12x12 Papers
1 Bag of Mixed Ribbons (different lengths)
3 Promarker Fine Tips
3 Glitter Sticks
2 Embellishment packs
1 Mounted Wooden Sentiment
3 Clear Stamp Sets (Fairies/Pets/Fellas)
1 pack of Cream Roses
1 Pack of Blue Roses"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Inspirati♥n Monday

Hello to all of you wonderful Happy Crafters! Today is Monday so that means that I have another Inspirati♥n Monday to share with all of you! Today I am joining all the fun over at ABC a Christmas Challenge Blog. They are an awesome little blog that does a fun challenge in the form of ABC's to help you get ready for Christmas! How great is that!

This weeks challenge is.....
'U is for Unused Stash'

We want to you use something that you haven't used before on your projects this can be something you've been saving for a special know...only taking it out occasionally to admire/stroke...or something you've just bought...there are lots of lovely new Christmas collections being released at the moment...or maybe there's something in your stash that you have for absolutely ages but have never got around to is your chance!
Fun right! I'm always finding stuff that has been long forgotten about. How very sad right?! Well, here is my forgotten Stash that I used to make my wonderful card! *Which actually works out well for an upcoming order I have! =)
I got the paper stack two whole years ago and I have actually never used the paper out of it, I ended up saving it for last year Christmas projects but then bought another Christmas Stack that was released and on clearance. Then, I bought the Cricut Cartridge a while back and to be honest I don't think that I have ever used it. Isn't that terrible! I love my Cricut and use it all the time, I can't believe that this Cartridge went untouched this long! So I pulled out all of the works and this is what I have come up with!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop by the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog! They'd love to have you!
~Virginia E.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Murray Park

Well hello there all you purrfect crafty people! I'm here to share with all of you a wonderful array of nature based pictures from my little adventure yesterday. I went out to the post office but it was closed, I had missed it by half an hour, don't you absolutely hate when that happens! I know I do! Well, I decided to stop by Murray Park and try to find more fall trees, but sadly they haven't made up their mind either. So most of them are over watered and turning that bright lime green rather then yellow, orange, and red. I did however get some amazing shots of the Little Cotton Wood Creek that runs through the Park. Also, some very vibrant flowers! Are you ready to see them? I thought they were fun!
Thanks a million for stopping by! Be sure to have a wonderfully purrfect day!
~Virginia E.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall in Utah

Hello again my dear Readers! Today was such a beautiful day here in Utah, I just had to get out for some wonderful crisp fall air and photos! Unfortunately, most of the trees here in Utah can't decide whether its actually fall or still summer. So a lot of the trees and flowers are still green, some have yellowed, and other have just died. There are a few that have decided that it really is October and that its time to bring on that wonderful fall charm! I took a total of 13 photos and only ended up keeping 7 of them. These are my top picks from my pictures of today! You will see a perfect example of the tree confusion in my photos.
Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to stop by and check out the fun on the Facebook Page! I am holding an Auction for old product and new items that have never been used!
The Auction and the Giveaway will be closing on the 21st so be sure to get your votes in!

~Virginia E.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Inspirati♥n Monday

Welcome back for a wonderful Inspirati♥n Monday Challenge post! Today I am playing along with the fabulous Mojo Monday Blog and The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog!

The Mojo Monday Blog is showing off a new sketch to help get the creative juices flowing!
What a great Sketch! I love all they layers!
I found that the card that I wanted to make today for Mojo Monday somewhat followed the wonderful Challenge over at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog! Today's Recipe is:  

Lilac/Silver Tones
Fairy Image
3 Buttons/Flowers
What a wonderful Challenge right! A true thinker!
This is what I have come up with.
What a fun and happy Christmas card! Gotta love that Fairy!
Thanks a million for stopping by and don't forget to stop by the lovely challenge blogs as well!

~Virginia E.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bargain Savvy!

Well Hello again! This is a post that I am hoping to be able to add to as the days and weeks go on. This past week I had the chance to enjoy an hour long walk through a Roberts Arts & Crafts store! While in there I noticed that they had some amazing deals going on! I only had 5$ and knew that I couldn't spend even a penny more so I went hunting through their bargains and their ad for possible coupons that I could use. I found two 50% off coupons that would save me 50% off any regular priced item in the store! I really wanted to get some more patterned ribbon to make bows with, unfortunately I had just missed their huge Premium Ribbon sale that made the all .99 cents, originally 1.99$. So I decided that I would buy two spools of floral ribbon and with my 50% off coupons I got them both for the price of one!
Later I found the Bo Bunny Cling Stamps section and found the most amazing stamp quote and I just had to have it! I am happy to say that it was on sale for 1.35$ originally 4.99$ Amazing right!
Then I went off to my favorite section of any store, Clarence! In that section I picked up 3 12x12 deluxe sheets of Patterned Card Stock for a grand total of .54 cents!

On my way out I found an ink spot from G*Studio in Silver! I've never seen a silver Ink Pad so I snatched it up! It cost me only .69 cents!
My grand total with tax and everything was only 4.88$! I stayed within Budget and got awesome stuff!
Know of any great deals out there in the Paper Craft World? E-Mail me and I will be more then happy to share the deal with all of my wonderful followers! Remember to always be Bargain Savvy when shopping in your favorite Craft Store!
~Virginia E.

Christmas Blessings

Remember that 12x12 Scrapbook album that I found yesterday? Well I made the front cover into a Halloween Wall Art/Photo frame. Today I spent some time working on a Christmas Wall Art/Photo Frame! It turned out great! I stuck with original Christmas Colors because I love how well Green and Red really go together!

So first I started out with a 12x12 Green Fabric album.
Then after spending about 15 minutes deciding between papers I went with two patterned papers from the 2010 Christmas Collection from DWVC and a plain medium green scrap of Card stock.
After selecting my warm and cozy papers I decided on ribbon and buttons and the attached it all to the 12x12 Album Cover. Then I pulled out three more photo album sheets to make sure that I could change the photos with ease so that I can always show off my favorite and current photos!
I had to think for a while about what kind of title I wanted to put on the frame. First I had decided on Hope, then Peace, but finally I decided on Blessings which I think is Purrfect! I cut it out in a cursive font and inked it with a white ink pad so that it would look a touch like snow and I am so glad that this worked out as well as it did. I also added some small clear gems to add that dazzle of a true Christmas snow!
After all of that I selected my Photos, which are from way back in 2006, and yes, I know one it the wrong way but I don't have any printed out that are vertical. Hee Hee.

Well, that's all it took! And now I have a beautiful Christmas Frame that is always ready to change!
Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my Blog! I hope that you all find time to be Crafty!
~Virginia E.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Halloween Decoration

Hello all! I know I have been a little absent this past week but I just haven't felt that inspired, but I am very sure that I have pushed myself over that horrible hill now!

So for about a month now I have been trying to create special Halloween decorations for my home since I really don't have any decorations for Halloween or Fall and I decided that this year I wanted to make some. So for the past month I have been trying out different styles and different methods to create some fun Halloween items. Sadly, it seemed like every attempt failed. I hated everything I made so I just stopped. About a week has gone by with nothing. To try and get myself more motivated I decided to tidy up my Scrap Space, which usually works and this time was no different. While cleaning up my space I found an old fabric 12x12 Scrapbook album that I don't even remember buying. Then an idea hit me like a ton of bricks! I have decided to take the album apart and make the front and the back of the album into a changeable Halloween and Christmas wall art. Are you ready to see the wonderful Halloween Decoration I have made?

So this is what it started out as....

Then I chose a few fun Halloween themed prints to decorate the plain fabric album cover. After I added the paper and spider ribbon I thought for a while about how I would like to attach and remove the photos since I do want to be able to change the photos every year to keep it up to date. I have a photo album that is expandable so you can add and remove photo pages as needed so I took a few of those out and cut them down to what I needed. =)
The title took me a bit of thought. I wanted something fun and funky so I found some bright orange letter punch outs and decided that they should look like pumpkins. So I dug out my orange colored pencil and my favorite Le Pen and took about 20 minutes to get all the letters just the way I wanted! And, I only wasted two letters! Awesome right! Then after that I added my fun hanger. I added three orange buttons and black ribbon as my hanger! It all turned out great! Except when I cut the extra flap off the cover I cut it too short and I ended up having to tap it to make it secure again. **So be sure that if you would like to try this out you actually pay attention to where you are cutting unlike me!

Then once it was all decorated and ready to go I added my selected pictures!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you have enjoyed my little walk through! Be sure to have a Happy Crafty Day!
~Virginia E.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Inspirati♥n Monday

Hello all! I have another wonderful new Inspirati♥n Monday for you today! I know I have been out awhile but I am happy to say that this weekly post is back! This week I have decided to join in on all of the Halloween fun that's going on in the Blog world this week! I have created a new Halloween Card I call R.I.P.  Are you ready to see what I have come up with?
Isn't that a fun and funky Halloween card! I love love the designed paper! I picked up 16 sheets of Halloween Themed paper for 2$ at the beginning of September! Isn't that just great!

Thanks again for stopping by! Be sure to take some time to be Crafty!
~Virginia E.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Few Quick Updates

So a little while ago I told all of you I need to take a Break but I am happy to announce that everything is back to normal and my usual Inspiration Monday posts will start back up tomorrow with a Lovely Halloween Challenge Card!

There is a brand new Lucky Me Giveaway that opens tomorrow for all of my Wonderful Blog Followers! There is a total of 5 wonderful prizes up for grabs for everyone! Be sure to stop by the Lucky Me Giveaway tab to see all details and Prizes!

Also, there is news of the very first Upcoming Auction that will be opening on the 17th of this month on the Facebook Page.!/pages/Pawsitively-Purrfect-Memories/105338742889717

That's all the updates for now but thank you very much for stopping by!
~Virginia E.

Blue Floral Bow

Hello All! I am here to share with you another wonderful Hair Bow that I made last night. I love making new bows and I hope that you all like what I have come up with this time! I love the Happy Spring colors! I am loving this cool weather but I miss all the wonderful Colors of Spring and this bow helps bring back those happy colors! **I can't wait until the Leaves start Changing Colors!
Thanks for Stopping by Today and remember to come around tomorrow and get in on all the fun with the Lucky Me Giveaway!
~Virginia E.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Playing with Clay

For a few months now I have been contemplating playing with clay and creating my very own Clay Embellishments for my hair bows, cards, and scrapbook layouts. I wanted to think it through before spending the money on it since Clay really isn't all that cheap and I am what most would consider a Dollar Shop Scrapper! =) But this week while looking through the new Dollar Tree location in Taylorsville I found a small package of 16 different colors of Modeling Clay for children. I bought this so I could play with the clay as needed to perfect my technique and make sure that it would be worth spending the money on the great quality stuff. I am happy to state today that I do plan on buying the great quality clay! I had fun creating the two butterflies and I do plan on making more for my products. These, however, will not be sold individually. My Clay items will only be sold on my products. I am glad to recommend a place that makes handmade Clay items and sells them separately. She does special orders and a wide range of items from embellishments to cake toppers and statues. I have used her products before on my bows and headbands. Well, are you ready to see what I have been working on for the past two days.
Thank you all for stopping by, please enjoy my blog and remember that I don't hate comments!
~Virginia E.