August 31, 2009

BBTB Blog Hop & Win CHA Goodies :)

The Designers over at Bitten by the Bug had fun playing with the Ribbon Cut from Cricut's Paper Pups and some of them are participating in a Blog Hop!
I am giving away these fun Rub-Ons, cute embellies and chipboard star for your cards or pages so leave me a comment here and I will pick a random winner on Sunday to receive these goodies. For more Paper Pups inspiration and Blog Hop Candy hop on over to
If you missed some of the participants you can always start at the beginning by visiting
Win Cool Tools from CHA Orlando
When Creativity Knocks is hunting for the next great craft tool. Ana scoured the showroom floor at CHA in Orlando looking for something new, something cool and something that she – and their viewers – could not live without!
Well Ana found me at Spellbinders! (eeeeak!!!) I was so excited (and nervous) to demonstrate Spellbinders Impressabilities and to show off two fun techniques that you can create with the Impressabilities. I would love it if you watched the video and voted for us as your favorite craft tool - Just leave a comment under the Spellbinders Impressabilities segment and you'll be automatically entered in their prize giveaway with a chance to win all of the tools in the hunt - Super easy & FUN!
How to enter:
Register at When Creativity Knocks. Security code: Provide the answer to the math question (instead of just coping and pasting the problem). Click on the Great Crafters Tool Hunt Banner and you are on your way. Good luck - it would be really amazing if one of you won!
Thank you so much - I really appreciate it and I promise no more video's from CHA after this one..hehe!
Have a fantastic week

August 24, 2009

Hey Sugar!

Om-goodness don't you think this owl cut from the Cricut Cartridge Wild Card is just too cute!  Over at Bitten by the Bug everyone did such a great job with him/her that you could use this cut on just about any card and any occasion.  Take a look at what the Design Team did at 
I hope to play along with Laura's sketch too this week - we will see if I have some breathing time. School started today and it was both super exciting and super sad too.  I know she is going to have a fantastic school journey - it just came up so quickly!  
Hope you all have a great week.

August 20, 2009

Clear & Simple and BBTB

This week over at 2 Sketches 4 You the Design team all worked with the super cute stamps from Clear & Simple.  I used DIY Darling on my card.  Did you notice the little paint brush stroke on my card? That comes with the set too - cute huh!  There is still time to play along with us at 2S4Y until Saturday.  This week the sponsor is giving away a prize and we are searching for a Guest Designer - fun!
I had so much fun at Bitten by the Bug this week.  The Design Team had an extra challenge - not only did we need to use the envelope and card from the Cricut cartridge Walk in My Garden but we had to make the envelop yellow.   You should hop on over to BBTB - everyone's take on the challenge is darling!
I have a ton of things to do today - including taking advantage of the glorious Colorado weather and the last week of Summer vacation!
Have a lovely Day.

August 17, 2009

JustRite Stampers Christmas Blog Hop

Mistletoe Center and Holiday Hugs & Kisses Border
From Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers
I am really excited to be part of the JustRite Stampers Christmas Blog Hop.   JustRite recently released their uber cute Christmas stamps and I was fortunate enough to work with a great assortment of Holiday stamps that are all part of the 
Holiday Bells center
From Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers
Welcome to Nunu Toolies if you are hopping along from blog to blog and arrived from Sharon Johnson's blog.  I hope you enjoy your visit here.  Your next stop in the JustRite Christmas Blog hop is over to Sharon Harnist's blog for more fabulous inspiration.  If you would like to start from the beginning of the Hop head on over to
to begin your journey.  After that you can hop from blog to blog for tons of JustRite Stampers inspiration.  Here are links to all the Crafters participating.  Enjoy!
Win 3 Sets of JustRite Stamps
For your chance to win all 3 products used to make the project on the JustRite Stampers Blog simply go back to JustRite Stampers after the blog hop and leave a comment telling them which of their 6 Christmas Sets is at the top of your Wish List and which project from today's blog Hop was your favorite** 
Happy Christmas Blog Hopping.  Thanks for stopping by.

August 11, 2009

My 15min of Fame with Creating Keepsakes

Om-gosh you guys while I was at CHA with Spellbinders I was asked by Megan Hoeppner from Creating Keepsakes Magazine to do a demonstration of the new Spellbinders Impressabilities.   
First of all to meet Megan in person was so amazing. She is very attractive, very kind and endearing and has a great sense of humor too.  Add to that mix of genetics, a resume to admire including the Creative Editor of Creating Keepsakes Magazine, it was no wonder I was a serious bunch of nerves to do a demonstration on CAMERA!  (and those of you who know me in person know that one thing I am not and that is timid and shy *lol*)...anyway here is my 15min of fame with Megan Hoeppner on the Creating Keepsakes Blog, demonstrating different techniques with Spellbinders Impressabilities:
Video Tutorial 
Now it is back to my real job - labelling school supplies for kindergarten!
Thanks for letting me share...

August 10, 2009

...for my Special Teacher..

I was so excited to be able to play along with 2 Sketches 4 You this week because the Cutting Cafe is a sponsor.  I love Regina's gorgeous printable stamps and how appropriate that I needed a Teacher card as we begin the process of starting Kindergarten this week :)   The Design Team's cards are all divine and of course Laura's sketch is super fun as always.  Hope you can play along too @ 2 Sketches 4 You (now that rhyming sentence was totally unintentional *lol*)

August 2, 2009

Ribbon & Snowflakes

I was so excited to work with the Sponsor for this week at 2 Sketches 4 You.  May Arts is a ribbon wholesaler that have a fantastic selection of some of the most gorgeous ribbon eva.   I wish I had my camera with me and taken a picture of their booth at CHA - It was beyond gorgeous and would appeal to anyone that has ever loved a bow, barrette or gift wrap.  You can get your hands on some May Arts ribbon - just head on over to 2S4Y and play along with us this week.
If working with May Arts ribbon was not enough how about combining a card with my other love: Snowflakes!  Yep that is exactly what I did here - the soft green ribbon is May Arts and the Snowflake is Cricut. The Bitten by the Bug Team worked with the ultra cute snowflake from the Accent Essentials Cart.  All the creations are darling and certainly put me in the mood for some Christmas in July festivities - snow cones anyone? Ha!   Hop on over and take a look at all the eye candy here: 
Alrighty then - I guess it is time to get my day started...amazing how a weekend can add to my chore list faster than I can write a blog post :)
Hope your week is a good one.

August 1, 2009

Laura's Sketch 31 & CHA was magnificent!

The Winner of the BBTB Blog Hop is:
Number 15
Jen Young
Who said: Great card! It's pretty! Thanks for the opportunity to win some yummy blog candy!

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Congrats Jen.  Thanks for the sweet comment.  Please email me your addy and I will get those goodies off to you!
I was so excited to play with Laura's Sketch 31 because JustRite Stamps are sponsoring this week.  I used the fab Harmony Classic Oval Stamper II Stamp Ensemble on my card and some divine Cosmo Cricket paper too.  You still have time to enter and win $100 worth of JustRite Stamp goodies, but you need to hurry - competition ends tonight at midnight!
What can I say about CHA? It was unbelievable, fantastic and oh so amazing.  This is a picture of the Spellbinders booth.  We had so much fun demonstrating the Wizard and the new die-templates released this year.   There were make-'n-takes, new techniques learned and a whole lot of laughter.  Words can not even begin to explain how amazing the group of people who work at Spellbinders are.  It is like family but only better :)  I had a blast at the Spellbinders booth - and I am sure there are a few story's from CHA that will support that theory - some true and some embellished but all good *wink*
Here the Spellbinders group are waiting for a table at Bubba Gumps.  We knew we were in for a great time at CHA when we started the trip off with a Group 'Meeting' at this fun restaurant at Universal Walk.  I hear it was Beth that suggested to the staff that it was my 21st Birthday.  How fun to celebrate it for a second time (standing on a chair) with everyone singing to me!  Yea that is one of the story's about me (true) to emerge from CHA.
Some of my favorite places/products had Booths in Orlando.  It was isle after isle of pure inspiration.  I cannot even begin to explain what wonderful new products are being released over the next few months - all I know is that I want them all!
There were quite a few celebrity sightings including the uber talented and equally cute Tim Holtz at the Ranger booth.  Then there were the amazing guys at My Mind's Eye (love their paper) and lets not forget the Cute Fancy Pants Boys.  Then I was really excited to meet Maren Benedict who is one of Paper Crafts new Go to Gal.  Melissa Francis (and her Hubby) was a pleasure to talk to and looks amazing :) I also had the surreal experience of meeting the editors of Creating Keepsake and the very talented mother and daughter team from When Creativity Knocks.  I know there are a ton more but I know you get the idea :) because I could gush on and on for a few more paragraphs.
There were also many blogger friends to meet.  I had the pleasure of chatting to the amazing and sweetest Debbie Olson - another CHA story about me about that meeting and I  have to admit that it is true too *wink*.  I had fun meeting Broni, Millie and Jeannie.  Oooh lets not forget Becca and Sherry.   Kelly from JustRite Stamps is so much fun and super sweet..Om-gosh this list could go on and on too....  Last but not least I had a lovely evening with some of the 2 Sketches 4 You Designers that live in the area.  Latisha, Angela and Lori met us for dinner - love you girls and am glad I have you as friends 4eva!
I am back home now in Denver and I am still thinking about CHA.  I personally cannot wait for Anaheim!
Happy Saturday