Friday, July 29, 2011

It's all about the circles!

Happy Friday everyone! We have a new challenge posted at Frosted Designs that everyone should be able to play along with! We are asking you to use circles on your cards, layouts or projects! Seriously! It's that easy!

I am a little bummed right now. My 18 year old son has decided to go back to Indiana and live with his grandparents for his senior year of high school. I can't blame him... all of his friends are there and he has a great social life in Indiana (not so much here in Texas!) But I am going to miss him so much! He took off this morning with his truck all loaded! He is such a big boy now!

So I thought I would share a LO with you of when he was little, and cute, and wanted to hang out with mom all the time!

Seriously... isn't he just the cutest little guy?! I wish the photo of the LO would have turned out better but sometimes you just get what you get!! I did manage to get a lot of circles on this LO for the Frosted Designs circle challenge!! heehee!!

If you play along, you have a chance to win this wonderful prize from our very own Andrea....

So what are you waiting for? Create something with a circle and link it up at Frosted Designs! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fabulous News!

I couldn't be more excited to share that I am now part of the
Robert's Arts and Craft Store Design Team!!

I am so honored to be part of this team and can't wait to start sharing my posts with all of you and all of Robert's fans and customers!! Starting in September, I will be sharing some of my newest creations over on the Robert's Arts and Craft's blog! But be ready.... we have a blog hop coming your way in August so you can meet the entire team!

If you don't live near a Robert's store, no worries! They sell everything you would possibly want and need online! Be sure to sign up for their emails and follow them on Facebook to get discount codes!!


On a different note... the July issue of Scrapbook News and Review has been released! Personally, I think it is one of their best!

And for a limited time, they are running a special deal for those of you who want to subscribe to the magazine! Your pretty much get 2 years for less than the price of one full year!! How is that for a deal?! If you want to find out more, check it out HERE! But hurry.... this deal ends at the end of the month! (July 31st!)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Giveaway time!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to check out my post for Robert's Craft store! As promised, I have the Crop-A-Dile II to give away to one lucky winner! And that winner is....


Congratulations Kasey! You have 48 hours to email me your address at  Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Children Wall Hanging


It is Friday and that means that we have a new challenge for you at Frosted DesignsWe would like for you to use a quote on a card, layout or project! This quote can be a famous quote or something your child said! Anything goes! Here is a project that I completed...

A while back, I took a Quick Quotes Class and this is what we made! I love all the vellum and quotes and the layering of the canvas pieces!

 And some close ups for you! This picture was taken when Courtney (orange dress) was a senior and Kristin (green dress) was a Junior. Lauren (munchkin in the middle) wanted to get dressed up and glammed up so badly! She was more than willing to pose for some pictures with her sisters!

And I just couldn't help myself from putting the Sweet Sunny Smile tag on Matt's picture! This is the age where he was too cool to smile for any of my photos!! Gotta love him!

Thanks for stopping by today! I would love to see what you can do with quotes. Be sure to link up your project at Frosted Designs for a chance to win the prize from Little Red Cottage! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guest Designing and I have a Give Away!!


Hello! I am so excited to be guest designing for Robert's Craft's again! If you don't know about Robert's Crafts, you are missing out! They have a large variety of every crafting product you can imagine! I don't live near a Robert's but I can still shop online with them!

When Brie contacted me, she asked that I do something with a Summer theme. Well, that is easy enough! I just got back from vacation with my family (and when I say family I mean parents, sisters, brother, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and of course my own children!) We had so much fun and between me and my sisters, we took over 1000 pictures!! How crazy is that?! But, it is not entirely my fault! I have a 9 year old who is constantly yelling, "Mom! Take a picture of me!" So, I do! Here is a layout I made from some of the pictures I took in the state park.....

Most of the supplies for this LO came from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Kit which can be purchased at Robert's Crafts. I also did a tutorial on the cute little pinwheel which you can find on Robert's Crafts Blog. You can get there by clicking HERE!

One of the tools I used to make the Pinwheel and add eyelets to the banner is the Crop-A-Dile II so Brie thought it would be fun if I gave one away to a lucky winner!
Robert's is also going to throw in some Patterned Paper! So, would you like to know what you have to do to win?

1. Leave a comment here for one entry
2. Become a follower of my blog (if you already are, just let me know) for an entry
3. Leave a comment on my post on Robert's blog for an entry. You can get to the post by clicking HERE!Make sure you leave a comment here letting me know that you did!
4. Become (if you aren't already) a follower of Robert's Blog for an entry

That is four different ways you can be put in the drawing for the Crop-A-Dile and Patterned Paper! Be sure to leave a seperate comment for each thing you did right here on my blog!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you take some time to browse around here at Crafty Girl and see some of the other projects I have created! You have until noon (Central Time) on Wednesday, July 20th to leave your comments to be entered into the drawing! That gives you exactly one week!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blog Hop winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in  Frosted Designs Blog Hop this past weekend! I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about our design team and were inspired along the way! And as promised... I have a prize to give away!

The winner is......


Congratulations Connie! Please send your mailing address to and I will get your prize mailed out to you right away! You have 7 days to claim your prize!

Be sure to check out Frosted Designs... we have a new sketch challenge posted and our design team totally rocked it!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Frosted Designs Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Frosted Designs First Birthday - Ice Cream on the Beach Blog Hop!! We are so excited to be celebrating our first birthday and what better way than with a blog hop!?! You should have started at the Frosted Designs site where you will find a list of questions and answers. Copy and paste those questions and all you have to do is figure out who answered which question! Once you visit all the Design Team members blogs, email you answers to Diana at!

Here is what you can win by figuring out who answered each of those 18 questions and hopping along with us...

Blog Hop Prize

The kit includes 10 Little Yellow Bicycle papers along with several flowers, ribbons, brads, and so much more! Be sure to take notes and email your answer to Diana at!

Now for this weeks Fabulous Friday Challenge for you!

This week will be a Recipe Challenge! You need to use:

 ribbon or trim
a charm
rhinestones or pearls

And since we are celebrating summer on our blog hop, I created this fun summer layout...

This is a LO of my daughter and her cousin! I included ribbon, bling and a charm! I also used the current Frosted Designs sketch for my inspiration!

And what would a blog hop be without prizes along the way?! If you leave a comment on this post, you will be entered into a random drawing for this prize....

If you get lost along the way, head over to Frosted Designs..... you will find the complete line up there! Happy hopping!!

You could win this Me & My Big Ideas Summer kit! It has 12 12x12 papers, stickers and rhinestone gems!
Leave a comment for one entry. Leave a seperate comment to let me know you are a follower for a second entry!

Oh... I almost forgot! You are looking for my question... Do you like to scrapbook alone or with a friend? I like to scrapbook with friends (Especially my sisters!)

Your next stop is....

Friday, July 1, 2011

Going Vintage!

Silly me! I have been so busy vacationing that I forgot to schedule my post yesterday!! We have a new challenge at Frosted Designs... Vintage! We would like to see you use a vintage photo or picture on your card, layout or project! Here is the layout I created....

I would love to stay and chat but I have another week of vacation to enjoy! I will be back next Friday for our Frosted Designs blog hop! Be sure to come check it out... we will have a lot of inspiration and plenty of prizes to be won!!
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