Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Imagine my surprise when I received this award which means "Beloved, Favorite, Dearest" from "Susie over at Susie Craft Happy", and I just happen to be a huge fan of her work. Thank you, thank you, thank you Susie for honoring me with this award. Please do check out Susie's blog here She is extremely talented, friendly and so thoughtful.

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved","Favourite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

RULES FOR ACCEPTANCE Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

I have decided to give this amazing award to the following bloggers,

Danita over at Danita is a truly gifted crafter, an expert shopper and an all around lovely person. Her work is truly amazing. If you enjoy working with vinyl and dare to be inspired please check out Danita's blog.

Kimberly over at Kimi's paper play is another great talent. Guys her work is simply AMAZING. She is as sweet as she is talented. I am truly honored to know this wonderful person. Check out her blog here at

Up next is Annette over at byannette. Annette has a heart for making cards for Operation Write Home. Her cards are so inspiring that I am certain that they touch the hearts of many service men who receive them. Anyone looking to participate in this wonderful program please head over to Annette's blog at

The Cricut Obsession by Maggie and Stephanie are the next crafters to receive this award. Stephanie and I both worked on the PTA board at my kids school together. Stephanie has since moved on hut she is still an amazing crafter. To see more of Stephanie and Maggie's work please visit The Cricut Obsession here

The final crafter/blogger to receive this award is Traci who is blogging over at "Confessionsofaproverbs31". Traci makes some amazing projects and has lots of spirituality in her projects. To see more of her projects please visit

Once again I would like to thank Susiecrafthappy for giving me this wonderful award and I encourage my followers to check Susie's blog out at .

Thanks and have a wonderful Tuesday!!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

November CTMH specials

Christmas is just around the corner. Start your shopping off right by taking advantage of these terrific specials going on at CTMH from November 1-30th. Plus save even more when you purchase from me. For the entire month I am extending my discount to my blog readers. Just leave a message here letting me know what you would like to order. Thanks so much and whatever you do today make it crafty!! ~Sharondalyn~

Vinyl on Ceramic tiles (and it's cute)

Ok, it is after midnight but I just had to post the soccer coaches gifts. I picked up these ceramic tiles at goodwill a while ago. Tonight I finally decided to customize them for my daughter's soccer coaches. They were so much fun to create and extremely easy. If you have never played with vinyl I suggest using this as a first project. The sizes of the tiles I used are 4 by 4 and 4 by 6. Here is my project, thanks for looking and supporting my blog. Goodnight, Sharondalyn
Materials: Cricut Expression 2 Cartridges: Soccer Sports Mania Varsity Letter Cursive CTMH Art Philosophy Don Juan Crocs rule Stamps: CTMH~Artiste collection "Kudos" CTMH~AP collection "Celebration" CTMH~Thanks Inks: CTMH~Black CTHM~Saddle Other: Signo uni-ball pen Embellishment Twine Magic cover adhesive (use for transfer tape) available at dollar tree and big lots. Display easel Bag If anyone would like to order CTHM products please click on my shop with me button at or leave me a message.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More cake carriers.

I had fun with this one guys. It is halloween themed and just in time for me to take treats in to the kids school tomorrow.
The front of the carrier says"Spooky Treats", the back says "Caution" and on top I added "Spiders". Next to the title I put creepy looking hands. All images came from the cricut cartridge "Happy Hauntings". Thanks for looking, Sharondalyn

Personalized cake carriers

It's vinyl Wednesday, Yahoo!!! Ok, where do I begin, at the beginning of course. Yesterday my mom and I was out shopping and somehow we managed to pay a visit to Dollar Tree. Imagine my surprise when I saw plastic cake carriers that were totally worthy of personalizing with vinyl. So yep that is what I stole time to do this evening, decorate them. They are so cute and easy to decorate. Plus for $1 each you can't go wrong. Thanks for stopping by my blog and do leave a comment or two!!
Materials: Cricut Cartridges ~ Letter Envy and Create a Critter 2 Vinyl ~Halographic, red, pink, green Cake Carriers ~ Dollar Tree Transfer tape ~ Dollar Tree (It works really well and for $1 you get 1.5 yards) Cricut expression 2 ~(my go to machine) totally love her~~~

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"Happy Hauntings" -Tee shirt

Here is the tee-shirt I designed for my son. The eyes glow in the dark. I used cricut cartridge October 31st for the eyes and Happy Hauntings for the phrase. The skull came from spooky alley which is a slice design card. He absolutely loved his shirt and wants to wear it to school tomorrow. Thanks for looking, Sharondalyn

"Trick or Treat" Tee-shirt

Good evening, Today I decided to stay home from working the book fair at the kids school and do some crafting. Guess what I played with today? Yep you guessed it tee-shirt/iron on vinyl. I have been wanting to design the kids some tee-shirts to wear during this Halloween season before it was over. Finally got them done today. One word describes how I feel about how the shirts turned out "Fantastic"! Thanks for looking bloggers and do leave a kind word or two. Sharondalyn
Supplies: Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge Glow in the dark heat transfer vinyl (hello kitty face) Black, lime green, blue, and orange heat transfer vinyl Gypsy Cricut Expression die cut machine Tee-shirt (dollar tree).

Sunday, October 21, 2012

All Star Games

I made this poster for the book fair at my kids school this week. The theme is "All Stars". This time I am in charge of making some guessing games to raise money for a program called "One For Books". Here is the poster board I came up with for the game table. I used the following cartridges, 3 birds life's a party, CTMH "Artiste", and Martha Steward "Seasonal Cake Art". Thanks for looking and have a great week!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Feel Better

As promised here is the card I made for my girlfriend. For those of you who are not familiar I have a friend who generously donated one of her kidneys to her mother. What a precious gift and such a beautiful story. I started this card late last night and stayed up until about midnight. Added the finishing touched this afternoon. It is a very basic card, LOL. My cartridge of choice was Wild Card 2. I literally followed the example in the handbook. However, I did add some embossing and embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to leave a kind word!! ~Sharondalyn~

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Good Sunday Morning!!

Hello bloggers, It seems as if I haven't posted in forever!! Let me tell you guys that it's not because I have not been thinking of you. I just have not had any time to get any crafting done! Hopefully that will change soon. Anyway, I have gotten some shopping done. If you haven't checked out your local Hobby Lobby stores you might want to swing by tomorrow. They have some fantastic things on clearance. Hmmm, where should I start? I know, with the cricut things of course, LOL!! I picked up the following imagine cartridges for $10, JT and Nursery Rhymes. Imagine my surprise when sitting right next to the imagine cartridges I saw Toy Story and Disney Classics for $18. Yep had to have those too. For some strange reason I picked up campin critters also. Now here is the big kicker, LOL. They had the spellbinders grand caliber die cutting and embossing machine on clearance for $50. Let's all say "WOW" together. They also had a nice selection of dies for $9. I really needed emergency intervention. So I decided to call my husband. Seriously guys, I needed to be talked off the ledge. Can y'all guess what happened next? Well now Y'all just gone have to wait to find out in future blog post. Love you guys and have a wonderful Sunday!! ~Sharondalyn~ p.s. I also got some super cute new stamps from CTHM. Don't forget to shop with me where bloggers save 20% daily!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Same Yet Different...

Technique Tuesdays will now be Wacky Wildest Wednesdays. I am new at blogging and picking topics and it was brought to my attention that "Technique Tuesdays" was a copyrighted brand name. I so hope that Wacky Wildest Wednesdays isn't a copyrighted name as well. This series will feature some wacky, wild things that you discovered or attempted to create while card making or scrapbooking. Today, I made some tags and wanted to try heat embossing. Somehow this did not turn out as I had wished. My mind is definitely in a wacky state today (LOL). I used "Ink It Up" clear embossing pad and Martha Stewart flocking powder. Well let's just say that turned out pretty wacky!! Since that did not turn out the way I hope I repeated the process this time using "Stampendous" embossing powder. The results were much better. The tags are going on the baskets I made in honor of "Public Service Week". My kids school is honoring the local Firemen, Policemen and EMT's this week. Here are a couple of pictures from the baskets I made them. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful wild wacky Wednesday!! Please share your stories with me. ~Sharondalyn~

Monday, October 1, 2012

October CTMH specials!!

Happy October 1st!! This month's stamp of the month just sings "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"! It is perfect for making tags, cards, layouts, table scatter really just about anything you will need to jump start the holiday season. Remember this stamp set can be yours for just $5 with any $50 purchase. Don't want to spend $50 then you can purchase this stamp set for $17.95. There is also a special on studio J digital sheets. Buy 9 get one free!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week! Sharondalyn