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Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Menu

Make sure you enter my Create a Critter Cartridge giveaway!  Just CLICK HERE.  


Monday: Creamy chicken and noodles, baked beans,
Tuesday: Baked potato with chili and cheese, rolls, and fruit 
Wednesday: BBQ chicken, potatoes, and veggie
Thursday: Sloppy Joe's, mac and cheese, and veggie
Friday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn, and salad
Saturday: Homemade pizza
Sunday: Roast with potatoes and carrots

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Grand Opening of My Card Shop!!

ITS FINALLY HERE!!!!  My card shop is now open for business!  My hubby has slaved all week getting it ready by this weekend, and he just finished!  I'm so excited about it and I hope you are too.  To check it out just CLICK HERE.  Have fun shopping, and please let me know what you think!

And please share the love by letting your friends know about my shop too!! 
The link is http://patchesofpink.com/p/shop.html

Thank you so much!

Buggie Card and Giveaway!!

Hey! Hey! My giveaway is lookin great!  Keep the entries comin and don't forget to tell all you friends too!  For those of you who haven't entered, there's still time!  To enter, just CLICK HERE.  Also, Link- up Thursday is still going on until tomorrow night, Sunday.  You can join our link up party HERE.  

In keeping with the swing of things, here is another card I made using the Create a Critter Cartridge.  I made two slightly different versions of it; one with a pink background and a plaid ribbon and one with a yellow background and a pink sheer ribbon.  I can't figure out which one I like best.  They are both pretty cute!

Butterfly and Lady Bug Cut at ~ roughly 1.5 inches
Card~ 4.25x5.5
Layer 1~ 4x5.25
Layer 2~ 3.75x5
I also used the Cuttle bug to emboss the first layer to give it a little bit more creativity.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wow! 100 Followers!

Wow! Seriously? 100 Followers! I can't believe it! You all are soooo wonderful for following me! I can't wait to keep crafting and creating for all of you, and I hope you enjoy following my blog and getting ideas from me. 

Don't forget to link-up your most recent craft, home decor, or recipe on my blog HERE. I will have a link-up party every Thursday, and the current one closes on Sunday night, so enter before then!! I can't wait to see what you have been creating, and after everyone links up I'll pick my favorite to feature on my blog. Just sharin' the love right back to you!

If you're new to my blog, don't forget to enter my Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge Giveaway. Click Here to go comment and enter! It ends on February 27th.

Love ya! Hugs!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday Link-Up Party and Cute Hippo Birthday Card

CLICK HERE To Enter My Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!!  Make sure to tell all your Cricut lovin' friends about it too!  :) Thanks!

Don't forget to link-up at the bottom of this post for a chance to be featured on my blog!

Well today I'm feeling a little under the weather with a head cold and nausea, but I still wanted to post for you guys. I just hope it doesn't get worse.  But on the bright side, the temperature outside is actually above freezing so our home is a little warmer!  YAY!  That's a big deal for us.  Another positive note, I have 100 entries for my giveaway!  That really makes me happy that so many people have found my blog.  You all are so sweet and thanks for all the things you have said about my blog!

Now onto business...  :)

Thursdays are now officially going to be "Thursday Link-Up Party" day.

From now on, every Thursday I will hold a link-up party where you link here on my site to something that you have made in the last week. It can be any craft, home decor, or recipe. I will go through and comment on all of your posts, and then on Tuesday of the following week one or two of you will be featured here on my blog. It's as simple as that! I can't wait to see what you've created!! The link-up is open until Sunday night.

Here is my Thursday Link-Up Party creation. It is a hippo happy birthday card for one of my friends.

Card size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Hippo cut from a Create A Critter at 2.5 inches
Water and Grass cut from Create A Critter at around 1.5 inches


Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Menu and Giveaway!!

Don't forget to enter my Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge giveaway!!  Just click HERE to enter!


Monday: Ham steaks, mac and cheese, and green beans
Tuesday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, and salad
Wednesday: Soup and sandwiches
Thursday: Lasagna, garlic bread, and salad
Friday: Cheeseburgers, homemade fries, and baked beans
Saturday: Chicken and noodles, steamed broccoli, and potatoes
Sunday: Homemade pizza and salad

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cat's Meow Card and Giveaway!

Happy Sunday to you all!!!  I am so thrilled that so many have entered my Create a Critter Cartridge giveaway!  If you haven't entered yet, just click here to do so.  So tell your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, etc.  I'm sure excited about this, and I hope you are too!  :)

And just to give you a little example of what the Create a Critter Cartridge can do, I made this card last night for you.  Well, actually I made it for a good friend for her birthday, but it also serves as an example too.  

The stamp you see came from a super cute stamp set designed by Robyn, over at MyPinkStamper.com.  I had been wanting this set for a while and I finally got it for Christmas!  YAY!  Robyn has designed a lot of stamps sets that work side by side with other Cricut cartridges, and I believe she has two other sets that work specifically with the Critter cartridge.  They are all so cute, but I'll have to save my pennies so I can buy more!

Card~ 4.25x5.5 inches
Polka dot layer~ 4x5.25 inches
Cat cut at~ 3.5 inches

Have a fabulous and restful Sunday!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blogiversary: Create A Critter Cartridge Giveaway


(Become a Follower and be sure to leave a comment to win)

Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge

I'm so excited! My blog is officially 1 year old! To celebrate and to thank all of my followers, I decided to do a giveaway. Even if you're already a follower, enter for a chance to win. I hear the "Create a Critter" cartridge is pretty exciting, and it is definitely one of my favorites!! This cartridge was not given to me by Provo Craft; I had to buy it myself to make this happen!

All you have to do is...

1. Sign up to become a Follower

2. Leave me a comment; tell me your Favorite Critter on this cartridge (Don't forget to leave a way to get a hold of you in the event you win!)

For extra entries, which can only be done after steps 1 and 2 (please leave an extra comment for each one that you do)...

3. Share the Love and Post about the giveaway on your blog to spread the word (please include a picture of the cartridge in your blog post, and please include the link to your blog post in your comment here)

4. Tweet this (include your twitter name, e.g., @patchesofpink)

5. Post this giveaway on facebook

6. Become a follower (Like it) on facebook (Click here)

7. Subscribe to my posts via email (Click here)

I will be announcing the Create a Critter winner Monday, February 28th!
You must have a US or Canada mailing address to enter.

Good Luck everyone!!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Birthday Cake Card

Good Morning!!  I hope everyone is having a great Thursday!  My lovely daughter woke up at 6 this morning, but luckily she is taking a nap right now allowing me to post!  YAY!! 

Way back in November I made my daddy this card for his birthday.  I mailed it in plenty of time for it to get there before or on his birthday.  Well, he didn't get it until 2 weeks later!  I was a little frustrate, but understood that things like this happen.  He still liked it anyways!

I cut the cake out using Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge.  I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the yellow paper.  I had been wanting to try the cake, and was pretty pleased with out it came out.

Have a fabulous and warm day!  Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Card

I found on my desktop today a few cards I never posted before I left for vacation.  This is one of those cards.  I made it for my mother-in-law for her birthday.  Its a spin off of a card I made a few months ago.  When we visited my in-laws for Christmas, this card was hanging on the fridge.  So, I just assume she liked it!  :)  Hope you like it as well!! 

I used my Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge along with the Cuttlebug. 

Hope you are having a fabulous Tuesday.  I'll be returning Monday Menu next week.  My hubby has been sick with the flu since Sunday, so our meals have been all over the place.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Vacation Update and Goals

Well happy belated New Year's everyone!! Yes, I'm still alive. I know this is a long post, so please bear with me.  

We arrived back at home sweet home last Sunday evening and I have been spending every spare minute trying to put things away and doing laundry.

We had a wonderful time visiting my family in Indiana with all the snow and visiting my hubby's family in Florida with all the sun. We also enjoyed a week in Disney World with his family. That was our Christmas, birthday, and anniversary present from them. Oh, yeah over the break I celebrated a birthday and another anniversary with my wonderful hubby of 3 years!!

We did a lot and I mean a lot of driving over the break and my poor daughter hated every second of it. She now has a fit every time we put her in her car seat because she thinks we are going on another long road trip, but we won't be taking one of those in a long time.

Since we have been home, I have been doing a lot of thinking about how I want this year to be different from last year. I have a few goals that I would like to accomplish and even make into habits.

I have also been thinking about how I use my spare time. My spare time is normally when my daughter naps, which is for a couple hours each day and when she goes down for the night. There have been so many times when I have a list of things I want to do while she naps, but when she's finally asleep, I don't do them. So, spending my spare time more wisely is one of my goals.

My problem with goals though, is I have so many that I get overwhelmed and don't ever think I can accomplish any of them. Well, this years goals are different. This year I have four goals that I feel are the most important.

1. Better my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ through prayer, searching the scriptures, and pondering.
2. Improve my relationship with my husband and daughter, because we can always improve.
3. Use my free time wisely.
4. Exercise

I feel like these are goals that I can accomplish, but will take a lot of dedication. Wish me luck. I would love to know what some of your new year goals or resolutions are. Feel free to share! Have a wonderful Monday!

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