Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Splish n and Splash n

I can't believe it is Wednesday already. Time waits for no one. Anyway, this week I am traveling to my home state of Illinois for our annual family reunion picnic. The kids are totally excited about this trip. I'm not looking forward to the ten plus hour car ride but oh well. So today I would like to share with you all a sketch and color challenge that I recently participated in over on the Kraftie Kre8ations facebook page. We were given 6 hours to complete the challenge. The rules were simple and we could deviate from the sketch but we had to use the colors green and blue.

Take a look at the sketch below,

Here is what I came up with,

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!


Cricut Alphabet cartridge, Me and My Big Ideas Cardstock, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Jolees Sticker, Ribbon, bling, burlap and buttons from my stash.

CTMH~Stamp set and Ink pad

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Beauty and the Beast~Layout

Happy Tuesday,

Today, I have another Disney layout to share with you all. If any of you all have ever done a disney layout, I don't have to tell you that they are truly a labor of love. For this layout I used the cricut cartridge "Dreams come true and one of Martha Stewart cake cartridge but I don't remember which one. This photo was taken on one of the newest attractions at the theme park, "Enchanted tales with Belle". It is such a wonderful attraction and I am not just saying that because its at Disney World, lol. The reason I am saying this is because the audience gets to play a part in the show! Fantastic isn't it? It is a part of the largest expansion done at Magic Kingdom park, "FantasyLand".

My daughter and I were both picked to play parts in the show. We had so much fun! Disney is truly a magical place where dreams do come true.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. Have a wonderful day.



Dreams Come True Cricut Cartridge, Martha Stewart Cricut Cartridge?

Finished in a Flash and Disney Dazzles paper packs by Hot off the press.

Ribbon, pearls flowers from my stash.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mickey & Friends Layout

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you a Disney layout I recently completed. Lately I have been in a crafty kind of mood which is definitely a good thing. Last year we took my son to Disney World for his tenth birthday. We had an amazing time which in my opinion is hard not to do at Disney. I used Mickey and Friends cricut cartridge for the entire layout. I've done 4 Disney albums in the past so with this album I am going to take a different approach. I hope you are inspired by my projects.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful evening.



Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge, Disney speciality paper by EK Success, twine, ribbon and embellishments from my stash, K and Company "Wedding" cardstock, washi tape.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Baby Shower Present and Pails

Its Friiiday and I am so glad I am forgiven! Today I would like to post some cute little mirrored piggies that I decorated as part of my present for the baby shower. As many of you already know, I am making favors for my cousins son baby shower. The theme was baby carriages and the colors are pink and green. I found these little piggies at Michaels a while back and I said to myself, "Sharondalyn, you need those", lol. At the time I didn't know why but now I do and I am so glad I brought them. They are $4.99 for a box of six. Totally adorable and they were just screaming to be personalized.

Vinyl, vinyl and more vinyl is what they needed. My daughter got in on the action too and she decorated 2 of the piggies. They are inscribed with "1st car fund", "College Fund", "Wedding Dress Fund", and "Growth Spurt Fund". My daughter decorated the other two with cute baby girl stickers and of course she made the bows for all of them. I have decided that I am going to help start the college fund, lol.

Next up is a cute little pail that I just had to decorate. It seemed so plain and lonely so I decided it could use some vinyl too. If I am not mistaken I paid a quarter for this at Target. Found it in the dollar section.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sketch Challenge~I Adore You

Good Evening Everyone,

Today I am participating in a sketch challenge over on the This is such a fun sketch. Join the KraftieKre8ations facebook group and play along. The sketch is posted on the KraftieKreations blog and you can see it by clicking here

Here is my version of the sketch,

The challenge ends at 9:55 tonight so if you would like to join us hurry!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your evening.



CTMH Wonderful you stamp set W332, Happy Trails stamp set by K & Company, Chocolate and Indian Corn Blue ink pads by CTMH, Paper by Creative Imaginations and Recollections, Martha Stewart and Knock Out Punches.

More baby carriage themed projects

Happy Thursday!

Where has the week gone? Just last week I was enjoying a mexican fiesta onboard the Carnival Dream Cruise ship. Now this week I am busy crafting away for my cousin's son baby shower. As promised, I have more projects to share with you all today. I used my imagine to create these labels for the jar candles that will be given away as parting favors. The imagine art cartridge I used was "Nursery Tails". It is such a cute cartridge. These were cute and fun to make. Now after removing the existing label, applying new labels and tying curling ribbon on 40 of these, I beg to differ, LOL.

Ceramic tile plaques are the latest crave to put vinyl on and I love craves! So for my next project I decided to do a monogram using the initials of the baby. I also followed up with another one that says "Its a girl", which will be used on the table as guests sign into the shower.

Well thanks for stopping by and do leave a comment letting me know you came. Have a wonderful day!


Candle Favors

Ashland Jar Candles from Michaels, Cricut Imagine Machine, Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails Cartridge, Curling Ribbon

Ceramic Plaques, can be found at any home improvement store, vinyl, transfer tape, cricut cartridge "Nursery Rhymes" and "Extreme Fonts"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baby Carriage Themed Party Favors

Hello Everyone, I am back from a fun filled vacation at sea and has been making up for lost time in my craft room. I'm not sure if I shared this with you all but I am making baby shower favors for my cousin who is expecting her first granddaughter this fall. The shower is next weekend in Chicago. So yes you guessed it, my family and I will be traveling again real soon.

The parents and proud "glam" mom to be went with the baby carriage theme along with the colors pink and green. When I heard that I was elated, lol. Pink is my favorite color and everything looks good when paired with pink. Anyway, I spend the entire day, evening and night in my craft room yesterday and I have some fantastic projects to share with you all today. If you are looking for inspiration then look no farther, *smile*.

First up is the card that I made for the shower. It is a shaped card that I also entered into a speed challenge on the Krafty Kea8tions facebook page. I used the cricut cartridge "Cricut Alphabet" to create the entire card. Along with my gypsy for welding the shapes together.

Next up are some tumblers and cups that I created. They will be used for prizes during the games.

A while back Michaels had Terra Cotta pots on sale for .40 cents. How could I resist this next project?

I decided to make some floral pen centerpieces that will be placed on the tables as decor and double as writing instruments to use during the games.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more great party favors and ideas. Please do leave a comment letting me know you stopped by. Thanks so much and have a good evening.




Cricut Expression 2, Cricut Alphabet Cartridge, Ribbon, Brads, Bling on a roll, Pearls by Recollections, Paper by Paper Studio, Misc Paper Clip

Cups and Tumblers

Expression 2, Cricut Alphabet Cartridge, Vinyl, Transfer Tape, Bling on a Roll, Curling Ribbon, Shred,

Flower Pot Centerpieces

Acrylic paint, Terra Cotta Pots (Various sizes), Vinyl, Cricut Alphabet Cartridge,

Flower Pens

Paper mate ink pens, flower stems by Ashland, floral tape

Friday, July 12, 2013

Achors Aweigh~Vacation Tee shirts using heat transfer vinyl and cricut cartridge pack your bags.

Hello Everyone Happy Friday! My family and I are about to set sail for the caribbean so I decided to make some vacation tee shirts for us to wear on embarkation day. First, I tie dyed the shirts which took at minimum three days to complete. Then, I picked the design using my gypsy and cut everything out using my expression 2. Since I enjoy using heat transfer/tee shirt vinyl so much, I decided that I NEED a heat press. Having one will make it so much easier to iron larger images.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and have a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to leave wonderful comments for me to read.

Sincerely, Sharondalyn


Heat Transfer/Tee shirt vinyl

Cricut Expression 2 machine

Cricut cartridge "Pack Your Bags

Tie dying kit, urea crystals, soda ash, rubber bands, gloves

This is my husbands shirt

The Kids shirt

My shirt and unfortunately it suffered a mishap that I don't have time to get creative with

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Independence Day Layout

As promised here is the other layout that I promised to reveal today. This layout will be entered into several challenges as well. It was made using paper by the paper studio. The stack is called "Vintage Nation". I also used the Independence Day cricut cartridge by Provo Craft. If you have some fabulous projects that you would like to share, consider entering them into the following challenges listed below.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful day!


Challenge Entries

Products Used

Vintage Nation Cardstock by Paper Stduio

Recollections Cardstock

CTMH~Cherish The Day Stamp Set S111

CTMH~Outdoor Denim Ink Pad

Cricut Cartridge~Independence Day

Bling from stash

Freedom~4th of July Layout~July Challenge Entries.

Its Tuesday and I decided it was time I came out of my shell and enter some challenges. Today's layout will be entered into several challenges which I will list at the bottom of this post. I would like to share with you all two layouts I did today. Both are from last years Independence Day festivities in Chicago, Illinois.

I am always looking for new ways to use up my stash and the embellishments on this layout are an example of experimenting with my stash. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Vintage Nation Cardstock by Paper Studio

Cricut Essentials Cartridge by Provo Craft

Bling, Twine, Grommets from my stash

This layout will be entered into the following challenges, and and

Stop by and check out all the entries and be sure to enter your projects too! Don't forget to wish me luck.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sketch Challenge Using Page Maps 2 by Becky Fleck

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mines was filled with all the excitement that a baseball mom could handle. Anyway, today I decided to start doing sketch challenges. For my first sketch challenge I pulled out a sketch from Becky Fleck Page Maps 2 book. Here is a picture of the sketch,

The sketch is for a 81/2 by 11 vertical layout. Since I was doing a 12 by 12 layout I had to make modifications. But here is my version

Doing this was so much fun! Look for more exciting sketch challenges this week. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.



Becky Fleck Page Maps 2

Card Stock By AC ~Heatwave Stack

CTMH Stamp set ~ S1207 Live out Loud

CTMH Inks ~ Chocolate and Outdoor denim

Cricut Cartridges ~ H2O, Elegant Edges and Simply Charmed

EK and MS punches

Buttons,glitter ribbon, adhesive backed ribbon, and embellishments from my stash

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