Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm still alive!

I am so sorry I haven't posted this month.  I mentioned at the blog hop that I had been a little under the weather and it wasn't far from the truth, but I do have a reason to be feeling ill. :)

I've been working on a 2 page layout that I promise will be posted soon!  It still needs a few touches to it and I'm not quite sure what I want to do yet, but it's finally getting close. I've been missing being crafty!  Now that I'm starting to feel a little better I'm ready to get busy again. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feel the Love blog hop WINNER!

Thank you to everyone that became a new follower!  I had a great time participating in Jamie's blog hop and I hope you all did too!  There were some really cute and fun ideas along the way. 

Now for the winner of my blog candy:  a $15 gift card to ACOT!  

True Random Number Generator  36Powered by RANDOM.ORG picked number 36 and the lucky winner is......Jennifer!!!  

Jennifer said: Hi Aimee,

What a cute card!!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing,

Congratulations Jennifer!  Please reply back to me by 2/14. :) 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feel the Love Blog Hop!


Hello there and welcome to the Feel the Love Blog Hop!  If you've just come from Jill's blog  then you're on the right track!  If not, please head to the beginning over at Jamie's blog: Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My!  Make sure to comment on each blog!!

My family doesn't really celebrate Valentine's Day, but we do usually give each other a card.  I actually bought my husband a store bought card (gasp!!) but it was too cute to pass up! :)  This card is a little girly so I'll probably send it to a family member.

To make this card, I cut a sheet of 8.5x11" paper in half.  I inked the edges, ruffled the paper border to make it look a little more distressed and used Zots so that "Be Mine" could be popped up.

Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye - Penny Lane
Cardstock: DCWV
Ink: Tim Holtz - Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Ric Rac: CTMH
Paper border: ColorBok
Adhesive: Glue Glider Pro, Zots
Stamp:  Stampabilities
Bling: Hero Arts

Your next stop is Kathy's blog!  If you'd like to win a chance for Blog Candy all you have to do is become a follower and make sure to leave me a comment with a way to contact you!  On February 7th, I will use to choose the winner!  I've been a little under the weather lately so sadly I haven't been able to go shopping.  (I know, I know!  I'm missing out on all the fun new products!)  So for my blog candy I'll give you a $15 gift card to A Cherry On Top.  That's one of my favorite online shopping stores!!

Here's the list of the blog line up in case you get lost:

1. Jamie at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My!
2. Karel at One by One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity
3. Nikki at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
4.Liz at Skittles and Scrapbooks
5. Brittni at Life's Musings 
6. Jesi at Jesi's Things 
7. Ellen at Card Monkey 
8. Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper
9. Casey at Simple Joy Crafting
10. Jenny at Crazy about Cricut
11. Shannon at My Scrappy Creations
12 Meagan at Beyond Paper
13. Jessica at Creative Stamper
14. Jill at The Scrapoholic
15. Aimee at As Sweet As Honey  <-----You are Here!
16. Kathy at Kathy and 3 Kids
17. Amanda at Something Sorta 
18. Michelle at Holy Cricut
19. Kathy at The Beautiful Life
20. Angie at A Tuttle Time
21. Angela at Created with Joy

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A LO of my hunny and me

Ever had one of those photos where you REALLY want to put it on a LO but haven't found the perfect paper for it?  This picture has been taunting me for over a year now.

Last night I decided to finally finish it!  As I was sadly saying I didn't have any beautiful Prima flowers to add to the layout, a good friend (thanks Liz!) suggested trying to do a few roses Tim Holtz style!  A genius she is! :)

After watching a few tutorials, I felt brave enough to try it.  I do not have the Sizzix die Tim Holtz uses, but I do have my Cricut!  I used a flower from Straight From The Nest and this is the end result.  I used Icicle Stickles and a paint brush to add to the flowers.

I'm also submitting this for Erin Lee Creative.  Every Monday a new challenge for Music Monday will be posted!  This week the song was "You Are The Best Thing" by Ray Lamontagne and all I could think about was our AAAA Ball picture!  So here it is. :)

Straight From The Nest - flower cuts at 2 1/4, 2, 1 3/4 three times each
Making Memories - patterned paper
Say It in Pearls (Hobby Lobby) - bling
Stickles - Icicle
Core'dinations - black cardstock
Hobby Lobby - red cardstock
Adhesive - Beacon craft glue for flowers, Glue Glider Pro
American Crafts - pen

Monday, January 10, 2011

Another Give-a-way!

Sweet Magnolia Rose is having a grand opening give-a-way! Who wouldn't love to win an Expression and 3 cartridges?!  Plus, if you post on your blog or FB, you'll have a chance to win a Cricut Cake!

Just click here to head on over to her blog!!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Tons of Imaginisce goodies are being given away here:  Roberts Crafts blog

You might want to check it out!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Over at My Creative Time Emma has posted the Throwback Thursday challenge.  This week it was our choice for which cartridge we wanted to use and the only rule was to use hearts.  Today I received Sweet Treats and Straight From The Nest and I since they're older carts, I decided to use Sweet Treats for the challenge!  I can't wait to try out the cupcake holders and all of the fun options! 

I used My Mind's Eye Summer Song paper and I love how glittery it is!  I'm not sure where the yellow glitter paper came from but it really does stand out in person.  I hope my niece likes her card! The stamp inside smudged a little but I think it gives it character. ;)

Sweet Treats - cupcake 5"
My Mind's Eye - patterned paper
DCWV - cardstock
Hero Arts - Stamp
Kaiser Scrapbook - Rhinestones
Palette - Ink
Adhesive - foam tape, Glue Glider Pro

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

OLW Banner

I've been patiently waiting for Straight From The Nest and Sweet Treats to arrive to add to my banner but I decided to go ahead and post what I've done so far.  For the ends I plan on using either the butterfly or owl from SFTN.  

I wanted to make a banner for my OLW (one little word) so that anytime I'm in my craft room, I can be reminded of what I'm striving for this year.  I wish I had cut the banner pieces a little larger than 5" (usually I do 5.5") but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I used a cereal box to line the back of the banner pieces because the paper was fairly thin.  To cut it with my Cricut, I first cut it down to size, and then adjusted my blade to 6 with "max" pressure.  It cut it perfectly and I didn't even have to buy a deep blade or make any alterations once finished.

Here's the recipe!

My Mind's Eye (Penny Lane) - patterned paper
Core'dinations - white cardstock
Gypsy Font - Letters 2.75"
Rosette  - 2"
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More - Banner 5"
Fiskars - punch
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
cereal box for backing (Thanks Kix!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

One Little Word

For the past few years I've been choosing one little word to live by, instead of choosing a few resolutions that I'd soon forget about.

I first heard of this from some fellow scrappy friends who follow Ali Edwards blog.  Please click here to read Ali's post on her blog.  Since last week I've been trying to find a word that really speaks to me.  I really love Grow, Believe and Create but the one word that has stuck with me is Faith.

There are many reasons this word speaks to me. One of the biggest reasons is still personal, but I also want to renew my faith in God.  I want to remember to have faith in myself, my abilities and in my family.

I've decided to follow Liz's idea and create a banner to hang in my craft room.  That way anytime I'm feeling a little low, all I need to do is walk in my room and focus on believing. :)

What word have you chosen?  I'd love to hear about it!