Thursday, October 15, 2009

CC&M Blog Fall Hop

Hi blog hoppers! Wasn't Holly's project FABULOUS? If you didn't arrive here from the Creative Cuts and More Blog, you don't want to miss what our whole DT has in store for you! The Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop starts at Die Cut Diva.

Don't forget to follow the directions from Die Cut Diva's blog, because you have a chance to win a FALL ALL OCCASIONS CARD KIT. Plus you will also get a 15% discount off any orders for one week. (make sure you check out the fine print over at Die Cut Diva) Again the Coupon Code is: Octbloghop1509.

Here we go... for my projects I used Creative Cuts and More's newest die the convertibles box. This cute little box is the perfect size for a large cookie or a nice necklace or bracelet. The great thing about this box is that the window in the lid comes in a variety of fun shapes!

This fun little Chair Box (in Almond Cream) which is used for a name card holder works great not only for Thanksgiving, but any occasion!

Both of my projects were stamped with the "Weathered" back ground stamp from SU as well as "Favorite Occasions" stamp set from JustRite. I added Creative Cuts and More's small Turkey die which was cut from Chocolate Creme to both projects with a ribbon and of course some of Creative Cuts and More's Killer Red sticky tape to hold everything together. Seriously CC&M's Killer Red tape is the best and the least expensive you will find! SO...voila easy Thanksgiving table setting favors!

The Creative Cuts and More Design Team is hooking up with the Caardvarks Crew for a super fun mega 3 day event, so be on the look out for that the beginning of November 1, 2 & 3rd.

Also the Creative Cuts and More design team and some famous bloggers will be treating you to a cookbook 2 day Mega Blog Hop November 9th & 10th!

Alright now head on over to Kayla's fantastic blog to see her amazing creations! Thanks for stopping by.

Here is the blog hop list again:

Die Cut Diva
Holly Brown
Pam Smerker <-----you are here

Kayla Dupont <--------GO HERE NOW!

Rita Barakat

Lindsay Weirich
Ellen Sosnoski
Chris Dickinson
Tifany DeGough

Steph Zerbe
Angie Pearl

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Party Starters First EVER Cake Theme Contest!!

Jen and I are looking for some fresh, fun and funky cake themes to use for our Party Starters' Cakes. Themes for any occasion: birthdays, retirement, little kids, big kids, weddings, showers…you name it. We want something different, something really OUT there, we want a challenge!!!

Tell us what theme we should do our next cake in and if your idea is chosen we will send you one of our newest cake favor set for FREE! ***NOW since I am posting this on my personal blog and most of you are super crafty ladies I will make you a deal...If you are chosen as one of our winners and would prefer a set of our new cake favors plain to decorate yourself we will be happy to accomm0date. So spread the word...please!!

You have until Saturday, October 17, 2009 7PM MST (G-7) to enter! On Sunday, October 18, 2009 we will announce our winners…yes WINNERS! Jen and Pam will each choose a theme to play with. . Please spread the word, the more the merrier!

So here is how you can enter to win (ANYONE can enter)

-Become a fan if you aren’t already and leave a comment on our Facebook fan page with your cake theme idea

-Become a follower on our Party Starters blog if you aren’t already and leave a comment there
with your cake theme idea.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Baby Shower...on the farm

Thought I would share a custom order cake I made a couple of weeks ago. This cake was for a baby shower and you guessed it, the them "Farm Animals". The couple having their first baby both grew up on farms in Iowa, so it was fun to do something so personal. I loved making this cake and was almost sad to ship it out, but from what I heard the cake was a huge success and everyone loved taking a slice home as a favor. That makes all the work put into it so worth it!
Thanks Megan for your custom order!

Thanks for stopping by,

we have a blog

Hi All!

Just wanted to share that Jen and I have started a blog for our new venture, Party Starters. We have a store, we have a website and now a blog! If you get a chance check it out often, we will be giving away prizes in the near future and having lots of fun along the way!

Hoping to get my craft on tonight or tomorrow, so that I can post something fresh and new here...busy busy busy!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quick Card for WMCD

Just wanted to post a quick card I made using the WCMD sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. Now I have to bust a move on some DT projects. Hope you all have a fabulous day!! Check out my earlier post for info on places to check out today!


Sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You
Smile Sticker from Polar Bear Press
Flowers & Jewel from Prima
Cardstock & Brads from Stampin' UP!
Ribbon-unknown (sorry)
Swiss Dots embossing folder from Provo


Hope you are all getting your paper cutters out and your stamps a little dirty today. Why??? today is a special day for all of us card makers, its WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!! I am hoping to get lots of projects done today, but before I do I will be checking out some of my favorite places....

Make sure to put Caardvarks on your list of places to visit on World Card Making Day! They will be featuring several card makers from around the world and having a major giveway! The celebration begins on October 3rd, 8am PST at Caardvarks!

Another place to stop is 2 Sketches 4 You. Creative Cuts and More is one of their many generous sponsors for our card making holiday. You are sure to have fun and find lots of inspiration with Kazan, Laura & their crew.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to share some of my creations this coming week!
Hugs and Happy WCMD to all of you, my blogging friends!