Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Pink Designer Showcase - a baby card

Have you ever had a picture just come out SOOO weird??? That button is the SAME COLOR as the dark pink in the butterfly's body in real life! And it came out that funky orange in the pic! I almost ripped it off, put on a new button and took another pic! I can't stop staring at it! haha. You'll just have to use your imagination for that part! :) 

For the My Pink Designer showcase, we were challenged to "think spring" and to make something using yellow, green, and blue as well as a butterfly, Cricut cut, and either Happiest Moments, Buggy Punnies, Tweetie Hoo Puns, or More Punnylicious. Well, I have all but one of those so I had my pick of the litter! :) 

I was inspired by the pinwheels that American Crafts put our recently and thought, "I will make my own!"


Make sure you hop on over to My Pink Stamper's blog to see the rest of the girls' Springy inspiration! 


Friday, March 23, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice - March Challenge - Thank You!

Hello and welcome to my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for today!!!

Today I wanted to make another card for you using the March Kit and Challenge! Be sure to participate for a chance to win April's kit! There is still time!!! To all of you who have already entered, good luck! :) 

I made this card for my parents. They hosted Spoon while we were in San Francisco for 3.5 days. We are so lucky to have them nearby and so lucky that Spoon LOVES her home away from home! 



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Artful Delight Sketch Challenge - Happy Birthday

I LOVE Artful Delight and they put together some GREAT kits! They are having a Design Team call right now as well as this sketch contest where you could win April's kit! Be sure to check it out! I loved being on Leanne's DT and  highly recommend trying out! 


And since SO many of you were SO sweet to my husband with all of your encouragement on his race, here is a picture of him just before the race and then just after with his finishing medal! I am SOOO proud!!! He did great! He finished either 46th or 47th out of 500!!!


Monday, March 19, 2012

EAD Designs Color Challenge: Thank You!


Just a quick post today getting a challenge card in under the deadline! :)

I used to play in EAD Designs challenges ALL the time, but got super busy with DT work. So I am very excited to participate in one again! Also, it's really cool because even if you don't win, you get a 25% off coupon to the store so everyone wins! 

You're going to be seeing a lot of thank you cards out of me right now as I need to make a bunch! :) 

Here was the inspiration color palate:



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hans' Birthday Card!

How has it been 5 days since I have posted!?! Where does the time go!?

Thank you for all of your sweet comments on the My Pink-alicious Blog Hop (the layout for my husband). I told him that if he needed some extra encouragement to go read all of the comments! :)

This was for my husband's birthday (March 1st). He recently came with me to pick up doggy food supplies and picked out this hedge hog squeaker toy for Spoon. We couldn't figure out if it was a porcupine or a hedge hog. The tag said hedge hog. So I made this card for him because she loved it so much she tried to tear it's nose off within hours! (Apparently this is a sign of true love for dogs). 

Anyway, Hans also has this thing with umbrella drinks. On our honeymoon in Fiji he just wanted a drink with an umbrella in it to take a picture of and the entire 10 days we were there, he NEVER got one! So the next Christmas my mom got him a whole package of umbrellas to put in his drinks. We've teased him about it ever since. So I wanted to give him an umbrella drink. :) 

This is what the inside/middle of the card looks like:



Friday, March 9, 2012

My Pink-alicious Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Pink-alicious Blog Hop!!! You should have gotten here from my good friend Cristi's blog! If not, start here at My Pink Stamper's blog to join in the fun and see what prizes you can win along the hop! 

Well I did a layout for the last My Pink Designer showcase and Lisa from Lisa's Creative Niche left me a really nice comment and encouragement to keep scrapbooking! It meant a lot to me and I marched into my craft room to make another! Lisa wasn't the only one. I received a lot of wonderful encouragement from a bunch of you. Thank you SO much!!! 

This week we were challenged to make something that had to do with St. Patricks' Day, Cricut, My Pink Stamper Stamps and to "think green!" My husband Hans is going to be running his first 5K on St. Patrick's Day with our friend Josh Wilson. He has been diligently training for it and I am SO proud! 

Although, I must say... I do find it a tad bit rude that my already skinny-as-a-twig husband is getting skinner every day from training and I am getting larger from pregnancy! How is that fair!?! ;) 

Anyway, I'll be putting in the pictures. The top will be of him with his number. The middle will be of him running and the last one will be him with Josh... probably holding a beer. :) The journaling on the card and shamrock will have to wait for the time that he finished in and the place. I am so excited!

I have to say that I LOVE the font My Pink Stamper chose for this sentiment. Perfect!

I based my layout on this sketch HERE. The challenge is expired, but I still liked it! :) 


Now make sure to hop back to the My Pink Stamper blog at the end so that you can join in the challenge and the fun! But for the moment, hop along to Chelle's blog!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

5 and Dime Thank You

Hello and good Wednesday morning to you! Sorry this post is a bit late! We found out yesterday that we are having a baby girl and all the rest of the day's activities got eclipsed by dreaming about her! :) 

This is my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for the day and I wanted to share with you something girly! :) I got all the supplies there and they are linked below. Also, if you were in need of some MME yummy wonderful paper, check out the "new items" section and you will see some INCREDIBLE deals on a bulk of all their latest paper (pre-winter CHA). 

Also, don't forget about the challenge and the blog hop that happened! You could win April's kit! Feel free to read about it HERE

Anywho, onto the project! :) I am LOVING Echo Park's This and That Graceful line. I don't have Charming yet, but I see that in my future!



Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop!!! You should have gotten here from my lovely friend June's blog! If not, start at the beginning HERE at the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog!

I made this card for my brother (technically my brother-in-law). His name is Peter and his birthday is on the 19th! I hope he likes it! :) Now I just have to figure out what to get him for his birthday! :)

I made this whole thing using the March Kit! Pick yours up before it is gone!  

The THEME this month is "boy crazy" and a challenge: make a card, layout, altered item that represents "boy crazy". It can be boyfriend, husband, son, etc. Have fun with it! Use at least one circle, twine, and at least one button.

The challenge will run for the whole month. Participants must comment on all of our blogs during the hop AND participate in the challenge if they want to win the prize: April's KIT!!! Buy the March Kit from SPS and participate in the challenge in order to win April's kit! Using the March kit is not necessary to enter the challenge, but if you use it you will get a double entry into the drawing! We'll announce the winner on the SPS blog during the hop the following month.

  • SPS Blog  - pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com
  • Lezlye - lezlyes.blogspot.com
  • Lenae - sugargemscrafts.blogspot.com
  • Alyssa - mythoughtsexactly.co (yes .co - not .com)
  • June - simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com
  • Courtney - courtscrafts.blogspot.com <-- You are HERE.
  • Saundra - luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com
  • Carissa - happilyeverpapercrafter.blogspot.com
  • Diana - dianamlarson.blogspot.com
  • Ann - raindropechodesigns.blogspot.com
  • SPS Blog - pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com

36 – Unique 6” x 6”
Papers from the following lines:
Echo Park “A Boy’s Life” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different double-sided designs)
Bo Bunny “Ad Lib” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different designs)
Authentique “Gathering” 6 x 6 Paper Pad (12 different double-sided designs)
8 - Sheets of Bazzill Cardstock in 4 coordinating colors (Irish Eye’s, Yam, Honey, Deep Blue)
3 yards of My Mind’s Eye Lush 2 trims in Navy Blue (1 yard in each design)
9 yards of My Mind’s Eye “Lime Twist” Twine in 3 different colors: 3 yards of each colorPlayful Remember Smile  
1 – Yard of Creative Impressions Twill in Oatmeal
3 – Mini clothes pins
9 – My Mind’s Eye Lush 2 Journal Cards in Orange
4 – My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Title Cards
1 – Set of My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose “Happy” decorative brads (31 brads per set)
1 – 8 piece Button collection (Mixture of Stella & Rose and Lost & Found 2 Collections)
1 – Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Paint 1.35oz Pixie Dust 
RETAIL $37.81
SPS $15.95

Now head on over to Saundra's blog! Make sure you hop all the way until the end! Ann is showcasing the kit this month!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Winner of the Clip it Up Ribbon Organizer!

***Check back early tomorrow morning for the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog hop, a challenge, and a prize!***

And the winner is.......
SUE D!!!

This is the comment she left on my blog. :) 

I did double check and she did leave a message on the Simple Renee Inc blog:

Thank you SO much for your nice words on both our blogs. Please email me at CourtsCraftsBlog@gmail.com with your address and I will pass it along so that your ribbon organizer gets right out to you! I know you will LOVE it! A HUGE THANK YOU to SIMPLY RENEE to donating the ribbon organizer for this giveaway!!

Now for those of you that did not win, fear not! Simply Renee Inc is having a giveaway on their blog starting on March 5th. They are giving away an ENTIRE All-in-One unit!! Keep checking back on their blog starting on the 5th to see how you can win it! It looks like it's just the frame on the link, but it's not. It's totally decked out!