Saturday, March 31, 2012

Giveaway Winners

Before I announce the winners I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments and support. I want you all the know that I read and cherish each and every comment left on my blog.

The winner of the Robot Party Cricut Cartridge is

Jamie said...added your button to my sidebar:

The winner of the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline collection is

Josie0602 said...Happy Happy Birthday to you!!
DT sister

CONGRATULATIONS ladies!!! Please send your mailing address to tonya.morgan at by Tuesday (4/3).

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Letter M


     For my Letter M project I used Mini Monsters. This is one of my favorite cartridges. I think the images are fun and cute.
     I used the card feature to cut my monster out at 4.75" in green. His layer is cut out of purple at the same size and embossed with the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder. Instead of cutting his eyes and mouth I decided to give him some character and used wiggle eyes and antique copper brads.
     For some subtle touches I used Glossy Accents on his spots and Glimmer Mist all over for just a hint of sparkle.
     Please be sure to visit Erica's Blog and see what the other design team ladies have done with the letter M. You'll also find some My Imagine-ation Monday projects.

Friday, March 23, 2012

"Let's Lift It" at My Scraps and More

This is my last challenge on the forums at My Scraps & More. I've been having a blast guest designing over there this month. The challenges have been so much fun and the people are all so sweet.

Today I've made this layout
that I've lifted from a spectacular layout by Summer Fullerton for Jillibean Soup.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Creative Cutter Room - Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to the Strolling through the Park Blog Hop and Challenge with the

How about a fun hop and challenge?

Theme: Create a project incorporating something you would see in a park and must include 4 elements!
Visit each of the following 6 Design team members, find the required element from 4 of the DT members and submit your new project at the Creative Cutter Room for a chance to win a prize!

My required element is to ADD COLOR! Use mist, paint, ink or markers to add color to your project.
My project for you today is a bird house.

The house is from Sweet Tooth Boxes cut at 7" and I added a 1.5" circle to the front. My perch is a match stick the I painted with icicle Glimmer Glaze. My roof is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and my charms are Tim Holtz. I used Peeled Paint distress ink to stamp my house. For finishing touches I stuffed the house with green feathers and used Stampin' Up twine.

Submit your new project for a chance to win this prize!
Challenge Starts today March 22 and runs until April 4, 1012!
You will need to collect 4 elements total and include each element on your project and then submit your project at the Creative Cutter Room!
Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Here is the Line Up
4 out of the 6 will have a required element:
Tonya (That's me)

Whimsical Design - Celebrate Spring
Cooking With Cricut - Spring Song "Rockin' Robin"
Celebrate The Occasion - Welcome Spring
Ribbon Carousel - Baking With The Twinery
My Craft Spot - Spring Scallops

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - WYEGW

     Thanks for stopping by the check out my Would You Ever Guess Wednesday (WYEGW) post. If you're unfamiliar with what WYEGW is all about it's where we challenge ourselves to explore more of our cartridges.
     When completing a WYEGW project we are not allowed to use the main images of a cart (anything you would see on the back of the box). Instead we are to use the feature keys. Our ultimate goal is to make you say "I didn't know that was on that cart!"
     For my project today I used the Accessory Keys on the Paper Doll Dress Up cart. To me the paper doll carts are ideal for creating a project with cuts that many people didn't know where available.
     I made this card for one of my daughter's preschool friends who just became a big sister. Since it's intended for a 3 year old I wanted it to be very child-like and used crayons to color the front. You can't really tell but I used Glossy Accents and glitter to make exhaust clouds and since I was stamping on crayon I used StazOn ink.
     The inside is made with the font on Nate's ABCs. The mat came from Paper Doll Dress Up.

Paper Doll Dress Up
   Cityscape - 2.29
   Spaceship - 2.06
   Mat - 5.63 (stretched)
Nate's ABCs
   Font - 1
Glossy Accents
Studio G Glitter
Pop Dots
Jet Black StazOn
Misc Stamp

Now stop back at Erica's blog to see what the other design team members have created.

Monday, March 19, 2012

"Let's Lift It" at My Scraps and More

The "Let's Lift It" challenge at My Scraps and More has been a lot of fun this month and there's still time for you to come and play along!

On the forums today I'm showing this layout.
that was lifted from this layout by Natalie Elphinstone aka Scrap Doctor.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Texture

My Cricut Craft Room
For my textures project today I made a card and used a sizzex embossing folder. 
This congrats card measures 4x6. The ribbon detail is done with my new We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon! I love this little tool! It's so easy to use and gives you great results. My silver square is 2 1/8" and my white square is 2". The flourish is cut from Accent Essentials at 2". The embossing folder is from the Happy Birthday #4 set.
Be sure to head back over to Erica's Blog to see all the other texture and would you ever guess wednesday projects!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

175 Follower Giveaway

Remember how I said if I reached 175 followers by the end of the month I would give away a little something in addition to the Robot Party Cricut cartridge? Well I finally made it to Archiver's and here's what I came away with to give to one of you.
  • 6x6 My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up Designer Paper Pad
  • My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up "Favorite" Acrylic Stamps
  • 20 Yards My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up "Cute" Twine
Now remember to be eligible to win this MME set you need to:
1) Be a follower and leave me a comment HERE.
For additional entries you can:
2) Follow me by email and leave me a comment. (must confirm your address with feedburner)
3) Post my giveaway on your sidebar linking back to my blog - leave a separate comment with a link to your blog.
4) Create a new post on your blog with a link back to my general blog (not just my giveaway) - leave another comment with a direct link to your post.
5) Add my button to your sidebar - leave me a comment with a link to your blog.

My Scraps & More GDT Reveal

For reveals this month the design team, Bev and I will be featuring the Echo Park Springtime Collection.

I really liked this line. The soft pastel colors and springtime designs were perfect for my Easter pictures from last year.



Be sure to check out the blog tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday to see what Tracy, Janelle and Lisa made with this line. Then go to the forums on Friday to see Bev's designs.

Monday, March 12, 2012

How did you get into Cricut? and your chance to win the Sophie cart

Erica at My Cricut Craft Room wants to know How did you get into Cricut? And for answering this simple question you'll have a chance to win the Circut Circle exclusive Sophie cartridge!! All you have to do is answer the question on your blog, link back to her post and be a follower. You can find all the details HERE.

So how did I get into Cricut? Well I had seen the infomercial MANY times and really wanted on myself. So logically my brother's and I bought my mom one for Christmas! I mean why not! Pay 1/3 of the price and get to use it before you buy it?!? Makes sense to me!

I finally got my own Cricut last year for my birthday. My husband must have been tired of me talking about it and bought it for me. I was lucky to get a lot of goodies with it too; vinyl, markers, blades, deep cut blade housing, 4 cartridges and the stamp making set!

"Let's Lift It" at My Scraps and More

We're continuing our "Let's Lift It" contest at My Scraps and More and having a lot of fun. You should join us on the forums for games, challenges, inspiration and so much more!!

This is layout I've created today
It was scraplifted from this layout by
I really hope you'll consider joining in all the fun on the forums at My Scraps and More!

I'll be back later today to share my Guest Designer reveals with this months DT papers.

Friday, March 9, 2012

"Let's Lift It" at My Scraps and More

I'm a guest designer this month at My Scraps and More and we're having a Let's Lift It contest. During this contest the design team will provide you with a layout to lift every weekday.

This is the layout I made.
I lifted it from this layout by Lisa Storms at
I encourage you to check out the forums at My Scraps and More. It's a wonderful community of highly supportive and talented women.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Creative Cutter Room - St. Patrick's Day

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge!
We loved looking at all the wonderful shape cards!
We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!

Theme:  St. Patrick's Day
Create a new project using St. Patrick's Day as your inspiration!

Here's my project:

See that cute little bow there
That's made with the Creative Cutter Room exclusive bow maker!

Cardstock, ribbon and brads kindly provided for us by Cathie - Thank you Cathie!!
Clover - Paperdoll Dress Up - 1.79"
Shape - Gypsy Wanderings - 2.44"
AC Foam Squares

Challenge Starts today March 8 and runs until March 21.
Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the

Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog

You have until March 21, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:

Tonya (That's Me!)

Fantabulous Cricut - #101 - Luck Of The Irish
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Shamrock
Simple Sunday - Patterned Paper
Whimsical Wednesdays - Go Green
The Crafter's Cafe - #2 - Ribbon and/or Lace
Krafty Girls - Feeling Lucky Challenge #2
Scrappy Moms Stamps  - Terrific Tuesday Challenge - St Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Stamped Image

My Cricut Craft Room
     I have a tag to share with you today that could easily be added to a card or layout or simply used on its own. I haven't added a sentiment to it yet since it can be used in just about any situation.
     First I stamped my image from Stampendous (Dandelion Wishes) in alabaster chalk ink from ColorBox. Once I cleaned off my stamp I inked it up with VersaMark and stamped over my alabaster image. I used clear Zing to emboss the image. Then I took Tim Holtz distress ink in Peeled Paint and Broken China and inked my entire paper. The embossing resists the ink keeping the image visible. I used my gypsy, and Gypsy Wanderings, to stretch my image to 3"x4.5". I then stuck my paper to my mat and cut the image out.
     Please stop by Erica's blog to see the other Design Team stamping projects as well as the Would You Ever Guess Wednesday creations.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have started at Erica's Blog if not please start at the beginning
Make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!
This Friday she will announce February's Scrapbook swap.... She has a swap each week and you have two weeks to make your project each month. There will be a card, scrapbook, tag, die cut and embellishment swap each month! 

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge that Erica is giving away today. Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

If you get a chance please visit Erica's Webstore and enjoy 15% your total purchase this weekend. Enter the code MARCH during the third step of check out to see the discount. She has everything crafty.... Cricut cartridges, adhesive, papers, stamps and so much more.....

I have two projects to share with you today. I used Happily Ever After, Dreams Come True, From My Kitchen and Nate's ABCs.

For my first project I created a display for my daughters room. It, of course, had to be princesses! As you can see I used just the silhouettes but I didn't use the blackout feature. I choose, instead, to take on the tedious and time consuming process of hiding all of the contour lines. I did this because the blackout feature didn't leave the thin details of the fingers and arms that I wanted.

I used DCWV Jewel cardstock for the background paper. The pink paper is Recollections and the simple white frames were purchased at Michael's.

Below is my cart, cut and size list for project #1.

Happily Ever After:
Cinderella - 4"

Dreams Come True:
Belle and Beast - 6.5"
Ariel - 4"
Jasmine - 4"
Dreams Come True - 4.5"

My second project is for the kitchen. I used my gypsy to design this vinyl decal. I ended up cutting the silverware and plate separately so that it could be bigger than my mat would allow. The word EAT is cut out of the vinyl so the wall shows through.

Below is my cart, cut and size list for project #2.

From My Kitchen:
Plate and Silverware - 10.5"

Nate's ABCs:
EAT - 2.75"

It was my birthday yesterday and to celebrate I'm hosting a giveaway! Click here to enter.



It's My Birthday - GIVEAWAY!!!

That's right it's my birthday and I want to celebrate by offering a gift to thank you all for being such lovely followers. I've only been blogging for about 7 months and I'm loving every minute of it.
So here's what I'm offering:

The Cricut Events Robot Party Cartridge!
Here's how you can enter to win:
1) Be a follower and leave me a comment.
2) Follow me by email and leave me a comment. (must confirm email address with feedburner)
3) Post my giveaway on your sidebar linking back to my blog - leave a separate comment with a link to your blog.
4) Create a new post on your blog with a link back to my general blog (not just my giveaway) - leave another comment with a direct link to your post.
5) Add my button to your sidebar - leave me a comment with a link to your blog.

That's five opportunities to win! I'll draw the winner on March 31. If I reach 175 followers in that time I'll draw another winner from the people that comment on THIS post to win a MME Miss Caroline prize pack.
I hate to have to do this but due to postage I need to limit this giveaway to US residents only. If you are international and willing to pay the postage above the US rate please feel free to enter.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Peachy Keen

     I just love Peachy Keen stamps! If you don't own any let me rave about them for a second. They are super durable, stamp perfectly every time and are so darn CUTE! An extra bonus is that they are made right here in the USA - just over in Wisconsin actually.
     I have a milk carton to share with you today. It's similar to the one I posted this weekend but I made a few modifications and wanted to show you step-by-step how you can recreate this using the Sweet Tooth Boxes cart (Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 has a milk carton cut on it if you're interested). You will need your gypsy or Cricut Craft Room.

Cut the sweets shop twice from Sweet Tooth Boxes at 6.75". 
Cut M I L K from Nate's ABCs at 0.75".

Make you folds.

Measure 0.25" down from the top of the box and score a line. Do this on both cuts. Cut off top flap and the triangle you created by making your new score line.

Stamp 1/8" Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids face on front, color. Add letters. Punch straw hole.

Assemble, adding adhesive to the front of the tabs, the back of the entire length of top tab, and the front of the top tab were the triangle was cut out.

Add straw. I didn't have the hole punch large enough to fit my straw so I cut the length of the straw and rolled it up to fit the hole.

     The design team has a lot to show you today using Peachy Keen Stamps and also the Simply Charmed cartridge so head back over to Erica's blog and check them all out.
     This weekend is our 100 Cartridge Blog Hop and it also happens to be my birthday so I will be announcing a fun giveaway! Make sure to become a follower so you don't miss out.