Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Design Team Day! Use Your Favorite Cricut Cartridge

Its Design Team Day at Inking it Up Crazy! Today we were told to use our favorite cartridge to make something wonderful! I could never pick a FAVORITE because I love so many... but I do have a new one that I LOVE so I chose that one. The cartridge I chose is Birthday Bash! My oldest son is in preschool and his class had so many birthdays last month that I constantly found myself reaching for this cartridge.

Products Used:

Core'dinations Cardstock: Pink, Purple, Teal (glitter my favorite!)
Black Cardstock
White Gel Pen
Recollections bling

Its such a cute and simple card and it went with her birthday theme so I thought it was fitting to make! Hope you like it as much as I do! Now next on the design team hop is Sandee she is super talented and has made something wonderful with her favorite Cricut Cartridge!

Love Holly

Inking it Up Crazy Design Team Project Hop Line Up:

Kassidy: http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/

Jeanine: Http://www.Scrappinwithjc.blogspot.com/

Holly: (You Are Here!) www.recycled-genius.blogspot.com

Sandee: http://www.sandeescreativeplace.blogspot.com/

Susan: http://itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/

Jamie: www.jmecreations.blogspot.com

Courtney: www.keekerzcrafts.blogspot.com

Lisa: http://www.lisa-craft-blog.blogspot.com/

Linda: www.fancyframework.com

Erika: http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/

I love being a part of this design team! They are so amazing!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Winner, Winner, Winner!

Wow I am so excited after the Polka Dot Blog Hop this weekend! I went from 94 followers on Friday to 185 friends!~ I am the real winner because now I can follow all of your blogs as well. Thank you so much for the amazing comments, I read and appreciate every single one! Now onto the prize winners... (These were chosen by Random.org and then I figured out that I really need a comment counter because I had to recount the comments so many times~)

Winner of the Sizzix Sidekick I am giving away because I reached over 100 followers is.... COMMENT # 83 CREATIVE DIVA I will be emailing you shortly!

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 116

Winner of the Cricut Cartridge Simply Sweet is... COMMENT # 27 CHERYL GAFFNEY. I will be emailing you also to get your address.

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 116

Again, I want to thank everyone that became a follower. If you left me your blog address I am going to follow you also. Cant wait to see all the new ideas and inspirations!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Polka Dot Blog Hop~

Today is very special because I am participating in my first blog hop! If you got here from Liz then you are headed in the right direction. If you want to start at the beginning, start at Inking it Up Crazy and hop from there! The theme of the hop is of course "Polka Dots" and if you know me you know I love all things polka dots! I have had this accordian album forever that came in a little tin so I finally decided to use it for something. I have no Easter decorations in my house so I decided to make them. The little rabbits I cut out from cardstock and then put them on action wobbles.

My First Video~ Action Wobbles in Action!

Products Used:
Accordian Album in tin (maker unknown I got the tin at a garage sale for cheap)
Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge (letters)
Everyday Cards Cricut Cartridge (circles)
K&Company Sleepy Tree Paper (rabbit cut outs)
Core'dinations Pink Cardstock (letters)
Dear Lizzy Blissful Bunny Spring Patterned Paper
My Minds Eye Alphabet Soup Zoo Cuties Paper
Basic Grey Olivia Paper
My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Paper
Fancy Pants Love Birds Paper
Random Buttons
Action Wobbles (love them!) **these can be found at actionwobble.com**
Twine from The Twinery (the best!)
Prima Flowers
White Gel Pen
ATG gun
Glue Dots
Recollection bling

Hope you love what I made! To go to the next stop on the blog hop, you want to visit Sandee and see what talented creation she has come up with! She is amazing!

To get to the blog candy... I only need to 7 more followers to get to 100 and then I am giving away a Sizzix Sidekick embossing machine! Today, because I am in my first hop I will be giving away the Cricut Cartridge Simply Sweet to someone who comments on this post AND that is a follower! Good Luck! Simply Sweet - To win leave a comment on this post and please become a follower of my blog~ Sizzix Sidekick to be given away when I reach 100 followers!

I will pick the winners of both prizes on Monday the 21st! Stay tuned!

Love Holly

Here is the order of the hop in case you get lost!

Kassidy http://inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/

Erika http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/

Alex http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/

Jeanine http://www.scrappinwithjc.blogspot.com/

Lisa http://www.lisa-craft-blog.blogspot.com/

Ruthie http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/

Susan http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/

Courtney http://www.keekerzcrafts.blogspot.com/

Liz http://www.lizspaperloft.com/

Holly http://www.recycled-genius.blogspot.com/ THAT'S ME!~

Sandee http://www.sandeescreativeplace.blogspot.com/

Tracy http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/

Jamie http://www.jmecreations.blogspot.com/

Linda http://www.fancyframework.com/

Jenny http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/

Stacey http://www.staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com/

Jennifer http://www.kozfam5.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Design Team Day~ Man Card

Today is Inking it Up Crazy Design Team Day. This week our challenge was to make a man card. I wanted to use a new cartridge so I opened Just Because Cards. I found a card that says "Catch You Later" I started with that but I ended up wanting it to say "You're a Catch." Lucky for me on the next page it had the saying "You're a Hoot." So I combined the two sayings to make my card. I also wanted a cuter fish so I used the goldfish from the B is for Boy Lite Cartridge. I added some wonderful Twine from the Twinery and an Action Wobble and tada~! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Products Used:

Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge
B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge
Twine from the Twinery (LOVE IT)
Action Wobble
Brown, yellow and blue cardstock
Striped paper from American Crafts Metropolitan line
Basic Grey patterned paper
White Gel Pen
ATG gun

So dont forget to start at Inking it Up Crazy and check out the man cards that the design team made. I am so lucky to be on such a wonderful design team with some uber talented ladies.

Design Team Line Up:
http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/ KASSIDY

http://www.recycled-genius.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE~

http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/ NEXT STOP









You will be truly inspired!

Dont forget to become a follower. I only need 15 more followers and I will be giving away a Sizzix Sidekick embossing machine! You know you want it!

Love Holly

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Thursday! A Quick and Easy Birthday Card

My kids got sick last weekend with the flu and I had to miss my Grandma's 80th birthday party. I finally got to see her last night and I had to quickly make her a birthday card. I just got Wild Card and so I opened it and made her a cupcake card. Normally I would take a lot of time to make her a card, just this month is hectic especially with my kids being sick. Anyways my Grandma loved the card so that is all that matters!


Wild Card Cupcake Card cut at 6 inches
Misc Scrap Cardstock: brown, pink white
White Gel Pen
Zig Pen

Hope you like what I made! The Wild Card cartridge is a great cartridge to have if you need to make a card without taking a lot of time to make it!

Love Holly

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Inking It Up Crazy Design Team - Layout Project

This week for our design team the project is a layout. This is my third layout ever! I would love to do more but first I need to get all my pictures in order. I have thousands of pictures! Most have not even been printed....

Anyways, back to my layout. I found some pictures of my first son when he was one. I used to take him to storytime and his favorite part was the bubbles. One of my favorite pictures ever is on this layout where you can see his smile stretch across his entire face. Oh how he loved bubbles! (and he still does)

Products Used:

Mini Monograms: bubble letters, frames around pictures
Birthday Bash: letters & "for"
Create a Critter: "love"
Twine from the Twinery (thank you Linda)
Misc Buttons
Mr. Campy patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket (whom I love)
White Gel Pen
Misc Cardstock: white, aqua, maroon, brown
Xyron, Mod Podge, ATG gun: adhesives used

I hope you liked what I made. Make sure you check out what the rest of the wonderful design team made at Inking It Up Crazy I am so blessed to be on such a wonderful design team and I cant thank Kassidy enough for choosing me! Check out the challenge for the week from Kassidy, you can participate and make a layout too!

Have a great week! I have a million projects to get done so I will be posting them as I go. Dont forget to become a follower. I only need 14 more to reach 100 and I will give away a Sizzix Sidekick~

Love, Holly

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inking it Up Crazy - Design Team Home Decor Project

This week for the Inking it Up Crazy design team the theme was "home decor." I had never made anything for our house so it was a bit of a stretch for me. I remembered that my friend Brittany made some cute blocks that said "Boo" for Halloween. I decided to take that idea and make our last name on blocks instead. I had my husband cut 6 inch blocks from a 2x4 piece of wood and then I began to craft. I found a really cute line of paper from My Minds Eye, cut the letters from Mini Monograms on my Cricut and the rest was history. I love these blocks and now they are displayed on a shelf in our home for everyone to see.

To see the rest of the design team projects please visit Inking It Up Crazy and leave us a comment if you like what we have made.

Also dont forget that I only need 22 followers until I give away a Sizzix Sidekick. So if you havent become a follower yet, please do!

Products Used:

Mini Monograms
6 inch blocks cut from a 2x4
My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy paper
Lots and lots of Modge Podge
Misc buttons and flower
Brown Recollections Cardstock
Recollections Pearl Stickers
Celebrate It Valentine Blue Ribbon
Wood heart - Michaels
Me & My Big Ideas Embellishments (star)
Martha Stewart brown bakers twine
I also nailed the wood heart to the i block

Hope you like it!

Love Holly