I Made the Team!!! YAY!!

Hey Friends, Just wanted to post my exciting news.  Whoo hoo!!! I made the Design Team at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog ! I'm super psyched about being on the team with such awesomely talented ladies. My first post will be next Monday!!! Please come check it out.

And don't forget about my giveaway...almost there.... 125 Follower Giveaway!!!


New Giveaway!!! Changed to 125 followers!

Ok Friends! Changing the giveaway. All the same rules apply....except I'm doing 125 followers.

So jump over here : 

125 Follower Giveaway! 

 Remember all comments must be on this post :0)

I'm also gonna add an additional cricut cartridge (to be determined which one) to a great friend if I hit 125 Followers by Nov 6th at 6 p.m. eastern standard time!!! OMG!!!!

So get to work!!!! Send everyone over you know. YAY!

I'm in a particularly GREAT mood today and I'm jumping on the occassion. HAHA.



Spongebob Pumkin

Hey Friends. I wanted to share my baby's first school project. She was very proud to take this pumpkin, that she painted all by herself, to school. She did all the painting. Her dad traced the face in Sharpie, but she painted it in. I am very proud of her.

Don't know how much posting I will get to do with our busy Halloween weekend. So HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Be Blessed, Beckie


Halloween Box

Get signed up for my AWESOME giveaway....

Well, I got in trouble because I posted the bows upside down. LOL. She said now I have to stand on my head to see 'em. Ha ha.

Anyway...Been working on treat bags for my baby's fellow Kindergarteners. I made this box to carry them in....

Most of the paper is K&Co. Halloween pack. The plain black is Walmart cardstock. The bat banner is from a Studio G Halloween pack. The ribbon is standard Walmart. The spiders are cut at 2" from Doodlecharms.

I cut the bat banner is a Studio G paper that I cut out the design. I white gel roll penned them some eyes and fangs. Gave 'em a lil stitching to their wings.

The stickers are from a pack I got at the Dollar Tree. I just stuck 2 of them together on the ribbon.

I cut this house out of a patterned page from the K&Co paper. It was too cute.

I put these spiders on all 4 sides. I pop dotted them so they looked like they could jump on ya.

This tree is another sticker from the Dollar Tree pack.

The box is made from 12 x 12" sheets. I made the base and left a 10 x 10" area for the bottom. Then I built the sides up from 3" cuts of other 12 x 12" sheets. I reinforced the bottom with a piece of heavy cardstock...like a cereal box is made from.

I hope you like it.

Be Blessed, Beckie


Halloween Treat Bags

Hey Friends, it's Saturday! YAY! I love Saturday....you're not waiting to get off of work on Friday and you're not dreading having to go back to work on Sunday.

Today I have 2 things to post. The first are some lovely "bows" that my daughter made. She's 5 going on 25 and loves to make stuff. She says these are bows. I say...ok. Anyway, she asked if I would post on her blog. I had to explain that she could put them on mine, but that she doesn't have a blog. She was thinking about the kid's challenges some blogs have and decided that this meant she could have a blog of her own. Which, I guess she could, but I'm already busy with mine...she would want to be posting everyday with everything she made...Whew! Do you know how many coloring sheets and stuff that would be from a kindergartener? OMG!

So anyway, I've made her mad, but she has agreed to post her magnificent artwork her on my little blog. Ha ha. Hope you like 'em. They are, OF COURSE, special to me ;)

They are made with ribbon from Walmart and Mickey Mouse die cuts.

Here are my projects. Cute little treat bags to give my baby's Kindergarten Teacher and Assistant, and her Sunday School teacher. These are cut from Doodlecharms at 5 1/2". I used a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers to make the inside container that joins the bag cuts. I had to alter the dimensions slightly, but I think it came out pretty cute.

I'm gonna link these up at Crafty Sprouts Candy Goes Here Challenge . My new friend Karen is having a challenge over at her place Little Scrap Pieces , I'm gonna link up over there too.

Don't forget to comment and post about my give away.......

Have a GREAT Saturday!

Be Blessed, Beckie


Christmas Card and Continued Giveaway!

Hey Friends! If you're looking for my giveaway, please click above. I need some help. If you have already posted my giveaway, THANKS!

Got some super blogs hops and DT postings in the upcoming weeks. Keep stopping by ;)

I know Halloween hasn't even come and gone yet, but I made these Christmas cards and I just can't wait to share. Hope you like it.

I actually cheated on this one. I just took advantage of the beautiful paper. This paper is from a Christmas Glitter Stack.

Just highlighted the inside with a lil more paper. Quick and easy. Gotta love these projects.

My Great Friend Jessica over at Jessica's Craft Shaque recommended linking this up at the ABC Christmas Challenge...so I'm gonna. The challenge is to be a Christmas card and use part of your stash you haven't used in a long time. Since this cardstock is part of my un-used stash....it fits the bille. She's great stop over and visit!

Be Blessed, Beckie


200 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!!! & Halloween Banner

Hey All!!! Here it is as promised....my JBCC HITS 200 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!!! Whoo hoo! I'm a little way from 200, so you better get busy. I love all my current friends and of course want them to be able to win too. I'm gonna give ya a million chances, so why not participate? So here are the lil things I ask:


1. Be or become a follower of me.
2. Leave me a comment that you are a follower (new or faithful), comment must be on this post. (1 entry)
3. Post my giveaway in your sidebar and please leave until end of contest. I will check ;)       (1 entry)
4. Leave me a comment that you posted the giveaway, comment must be on this post. (1 entry)
5. Recommend a friend, when your friend stops by they need to leave a comment that you recommended them. This is in addition to all the other "comment" entries they get from the above listing ;) All comments must be on this post. (1 entry for you and 1 entry for the friend)

When JBCC hits 200   125 followers, I will use random number generator to choose the Grand Prize Winner. The runner-up will be choosen by the person with the highest number of recommended friend visits.

Please play honestly. This is all for fun.

!!!!!!  GRANDPRIZE !!!!!


Now, if you're still listening...hee hee. Here is a halloween banner. My lil one LOVES halloween and I have been an awful mom this year. I have no halloween decorations out yet. :0( So, I thought I would break out Mini Monograms and make this banner. I couldn't get a great picture, but I hope you like it. I used a pack of paper from GCD. I got it at Big Lots. The lil stickers are from the Dollar Tree (gotta love the Dollar Tree). The sentiments are from Happy Hauntings from My Craft Spot. The ink is studio g.

Great...quick little banner. Hope my baby likes it. I'm gonna enter it at Wee Memories Challenge #72. Thanks for stopping by!!!!!!!!!

Be Blessed, Beckie


Fall Thanks Card

YAY! I love Fridays...at least 5 o'clock Friday. HEE HEE.

I'm gonna put out a super awesome 200 Follower Giveaway soon, so keep checking back.

I haven't really been entering any challenges lately. So I thought I might get in a few. Here is a super cute card I made with a great digi from Digital Delights. I stickled a lil bit and used papers from a walmart stock and a recollections pack.

I'm putting this card in the following:
Cricut Creative Cutter Room Time to Give Thanks
Digital Delights Challenge Colors of Fall
Designed to Delight Falling leaves
Crop Stop Challenge #41 Falling Leaves


DT Challenges to come and a Wedding Card

First off I want to announce that Made Especially For You has it's first ever design team. I am honored to be a member of this team. We will begin having challenges November 1st. Everyone is invited to join. We should have some great prizes. It is open to all crafts as long as you meet the individual challenge rules. You can check out the team with the links on my sidebar.

On to my latest project....

This past weekend my friend got married. I work with him, and he is a great person. The young lady he married is just a super person, too. They make the perfect couple. Their wedding was very pretty. They've gone to Disney World for their honeymoon. I LOVE Disney World. I wanted to hide in their suitcase and go see Mickey ;)

So, of course, I had to make them a card. I got a new punch so I wanted to try it out.

The punch is a Martha Stewart all over the paper punch. The bling is self-adhesive pearls. The papers are all from Walmart.

I got them a Hobby Lobby gift card, so I made a holder on the inside and embossed with Sizzix Floral Flourish embossing folder.

I thought it was simple, yet elegant. Hope you like it.

Click to be my newest friend....I super love comments and friends. If I'm not following you yet, let me know and I'll rush right over :0)

Be Blessed, Beckie


Christmas is just around the corner

Another Tuesday has come and is almost gone! I wanted to share another Christmas card with ya.

Thanks to everyone that has been visiting and joining lately. I super appreciate you all!!!!

Here is the card.

The paper is from a Recollections pack...actually with stawberries in it too..but I super like it with this card. I cut the mitten from my Gingerbread cart at 3 inches.

Be Blessed, Beckie


My Craft Spot Design Team Trial Project

Great Sunday to ya all! Kimberly over at My Craft Spot is having a Design Team Call. I would just LOVE to be on her design team. When I first became interested in blogging and paper crafting I would keep up with her, My Pink Stamper and the Cardmonkey. So it would be so awesome to be on her design team! Here is my project that I am submitting.

My very good friend's lil girl is turning 6. She wanted to have a "Lemonade Mouth" party. This is a movie on Disney Channel.

Here are the invitations that I came up with...

The invitation itself is standard yellow cardstock from Walmart. It was cut from Cherry Limeade at 5 1/2". The wording is from the same cart welded in Design Studio and cut at 1". The smaller lemon is from the Cherry Limeade cart and cut at 2". I dressed it up with some black rhinestones, ribbon and buttons all from Walmart. I pop dotted the smaller lemon to make it stand out. Made 40 of these babies. Whew! The back was printed with the party info.

The banner is cut from Doodlecharms and Cherry Limeade. The black and yellow paper are standard Walmart cardstock. The patterned papers are from a paper pack by The Paper Studio called celebrations.

The beginning and ending lemons were cut at 5 1/2".

The black letter blocks were cut to be 7 x 4 1/2, and the corners were rounded with my X-acto corner rounder. The yellow was cut to be 1/2 less all the way around and the corners were rounded. I also embossed with yellow blocks with Cuttlebug Spots and Dots. (Which by the way I used in my Sizzix Texture Boutique and not in a Cuttlebug ;) YAY! Super psyched to learn I could do that!)   

The letters were cut at 5" and blinged with Studio G glitter glue. The toppers were cut to be 7". I blinged them with Stickles and Studio G glitter glue. The buttons came from a mix bag. The twine in them is Braiding Cord (from Walmart).

This card is cut to be 4 x 6". I used an extra party hat topper and a button to accessorize the card. The 6 was cut at 6" and embossed like the yellow blocks.

This is the inside of the card. I stamped it with a red rubber stamp from Big Lots and used Studio G, black ink.

My friend and her daughter were SUPER pleased with all these. I hope you like them. I thought it all turned out wonderfully. The banner was great hanging above the food table at the party.

Recipe Summary
Cricut Carts:  Doodlecharms, Cherry Limeade
Papers: Walmart cardstock, Paper pack from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Ribbon, buttons and bling: Walmart crafts
Ink:  Studio G
Glitter Glue: Stickles and Studio G
Stamp: Big Lots
Embossing: Texture Boutique using Cuttlebug folder of Spots and Dots
Computer: Desktop, Lexmark printer and Microsoft Word

Wish me luck!!!!

Be Blessed, Beckie


Happy Wednesday!!!

Whoo hoo the week is 1/2 over!!! I don't know how Monday comes around with lightening speed but Friday is like light years away! Hee hee.

Ok, I'm still posting these Christmas cards I've made for the school silent auction. Hope you like this one. I've decided to post in the order they were made...makes the decision easy for what comes next. LOL.

I cut this sleigh at 3" from my Gingerbread cart. The pattern paper in the background is from a recollections pack from Michael's. The patterned paper on the sleigh is a DCWV pack called the Christmas glitter stack. The red paper is standard cardstock from Walmart. I did some stitching with my white gel pen.

Be Blessed, Beckie


Snowman Christmas Card

I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend. The OWH blog hop I was in and the Link-Up For Pink I participated in were both OUTSTANDING. Jump on over to Gaby Creates with the link on my sidebar and you can still link-up for Pink.

HELLO to all my new friends!!! I am psyched!!! I'm at 56 followers. I'm trying to decide on a giveaway...can't decide to go with 100 followers or really be challenging and do 200 follower giveaway. Leave me a comment with your thoughts, I'd really appreciate it! Hugs.

I think I'm skipping Halloween and going to Christmas. Ha ha. No...I'll get to Halloween, but I'm working on Christmas cards for the school carnival silent auction.

Here is a snowman card. I cut the Snowman from my Gingerbread cart at 4". I made it be an easel card. I'm really liking those lately. I stamped his super cute face with PK Everyday Assortment Faces. I colored in his eye with my white gel pen, and gave him some color in his cheeks with stickles in Cotton Candy. I blinged the card with some rhinestones and ribbon. The blue bubble paper came in a pack I got at Big Lots. The text paper is some I made with the helpful hints from my great friend the Cardmonkey. Hope you enjoy.

I'm linking him up to Made It Myself Mondays. Jump on over there and link up your crafty stuff.

The baby shower that I've been making all kinds of stuff for went great. Everybody loved the banner and the altered composition book and the cards. Well, as promised, here is the cake that my very talented friend Erin made. I think it's tres magnifique!

Have a very blessed week and stop by again soon!!!!

Be Blessed, Beckie


Link-Up for Pink

Happy Saturday! Thanks so much for stopping by. Here is my project for the Link-Up for Pink Party hosted by Gaby Creates. Hope you like it. Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Remember to click follow because I super love friends. Comments are the best!!!

It's an easel card. The paper is from a recollections pack I got at Michael's.

The great Wordart is by Karen and is free. See the link on my blog. 

Be sure and visit Gaby Creates to see the other awesome projects that the talented women have created. There is also a link on my sidebar.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Hey All! Thanks so much for stopping by! This blog hop is super special to me. Special for 2 reasons: 1. It's my first blog hop. YAY! 2. I'm a former military wife. My husband spent several years in the National Guard serving active duty quite a few of those years. He did a tour in Belgium and fought many forrest fires when the guard was needed to help with the natural disaster.

Hope you enjoy my card. Click to follow...I super like friends and comments :) Come back soon!

Be Blessed, Beckie