Friday, December 3, 2010

Flaunt it Fridays GRAND OPENING!!!!!!

So today is the day...the grand opening of the FLAUNT IT FRIDAY Challenge blog I am really excited about this. Sandra had an amazing idea and with the help of Janis and Dorcas she has put it into action and I am so honored to be a part of it.

Thank you so much for joining us for our first BLOG HOP!  If you have arrived here from Laurel then you are in the right place!  If not, CLICK HERE to start at the beginning. Remember to leave comments on every stop along the way, and leave a 2nd comment on the Flaunt It Fridays blog saying you've visited everyone and left them comment love for a 2nd chance to win the Grand Prize sponsored by
Peachy Keen Stamps!

Here is the order in case you get lost:

So without further ado here is my project for this week. Don't forget to come back every Friday as we will be having a new challenge weekly.

I know I'm a total dork but I wanted to show you all this AWESOME stamp! It is from the Simply Everything set made by Pink By Design! They stamp soooo beautifully and their shipping and customer service is AMAZING!

For this card here's a list of what was used:
Cricut- Winter Frolic the snowman was cut at 3.5"
Ink- Basic Black from stampin up
Embellishments-the ribbon is tempting turquoise from Stampin Up (MY favorite color), gems from Imaginisce
Stamps- Simply Everything set made by Pink By Design!
Tools- Big Shot, I-Rock, Swirl die (red) Stampin Up, Spellbinders large circle and scallop circle
Paper- My Minds Eye Christmas stack and the Designer mat pad by K&co. (I'm really liking k&co.)
Adhesive- ATG and dimensionals

And here is my second project from Winter Frolic! I really like this cart. Too bad I don't use it more often...Ya feel me?!? Actually this is the first time using it, gasp! I know I know I'm a bad Cricut Mommy!
(I'm super excited yall look what I learned how to do last night...see the snow effect LOVE IT! I did have a little help lol )
 Here is a closer picture of the tree...The white is from a new product Peachy Keen Stamps is selling.
Details below!
Here's a list of What was used:
Cricut- Winter Frolic
Ink- Basic Black From Stampin Up
Embellishments- Chipboard from a Christmas stack made my making Memories, gems from Imaginisce,
white gel pen from Peachy keen Stamps, Stickles, white pom pom from Hobby Lobby, SnowWriter From Peachy keen Stamps. (Okay I just have one thing to say about this paint; if PKS sells it then it is going to be awesome! Why you ask?!? Because they don't sell ALL of their products are top notch! SERIOUSLY!!!!! SO go shopping!!!!!
Stamps- OMGoodness isn't her face the cutest!!
It's From Critter Faces medium By the FABULOUS Peachy Keen Stamps
Tools- I-Rock by Imaginisce, scallop border punch from Stampin Up
Paper- Stampin up, Christmas stack from My Minds Eye
Adhesive- Atg, tombow liquid adhesive, dimensionals

Okay and as some of you may know our grand opening is sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps and Market Street Stamps! I am so super excited because these are two of my favorite companies. TOO BAD I CAN'T WIN! Wait, what, who said that?!?! ERRR, oh well, it just means you all have one more chance to win lol. Okay so now after you look at my project go over and leave a comment at FIF

Oh yeah one other win a little somethin somethin from me just leave a comment on this post! :) The more creative the better, and I love it when people can make me laugh!!!!


  1. I love the look of the snowman card, especially the black swirls with the bling. Oohh and how you embellished the scarf, I never would have thought of doing that. I am enjoying this blog hop it is my first one.

    Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!!
    I will definitely be checking your blog regularly.

  2. Hey Raven - great to hop along to your final stop this evening (Aus time) - I have enjoyed this FIF hop immensely - my first one!
    Not yet having the Winter Frolic cartridge, I'm going to have to get creative on my Gypsy and generate a look-alike snowman - we'll see!
    Anyway, love your work, and I'll definitely be checking in again to get more inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    Cheers, Deb.

  3. OMG i love your cards! i love the different colours used for this xmas cards!! gREAT job!! coool blog hop too

    TOri xx

  4. Love your cards, and so sorry too early to try to make you laugh, but really enjoyed this hop!!

  5. Love, Love the different color combos you used for both cards!
    The 1st FIF blog hop has been awesome and I look forward to many more. TFS
    Sorry, it's too early fr funnies and I havent had enough coffee yet!

    desaucier aat bellsouth dot net

  6. I love the snow effects! Very nice cards!
    Thank you for sharing and the chance to win some fun stuff!
    Good job!!

  7. I love both of the cards that you created! I ordered the white gel pen from PKS as well, and I'm super excited to use it - especially after seeing your project ;) Now you wanted something funny in the I will tell you a joke that one of the kindergartners I taught many years ago shared with me.

    How do bees get to school?


    Thank you SO MUCH for the AWESOME ideas and giveaway!

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

  8. Oh your cards are adorable! I love the colors and design. Cute!!

  9. Super cute! I loved seeing all the dt sisters take on the samecut :)

  10. Awesome cards Raven!! Love them both. you're so right about PKS not carrying crap. Heading over to see your Family fun. Good thing you didn't mix up your
    Thanks for the hop and the chance to win.

  11. Your cards are so good. I love the color combos you used. How fun! Hugs :) Janis

  12. Huh! Gasp! This is the first time you have used this cartridge! Oh I would never do that! Just kidding! I have a few that I really need to explore but I just had to have them! Great cards, Raven. I love seeing what you come up with.


  13. Okay I like PKS as well, but I never thought to use Critter faces on the "people" She does look serene, not hungry (lol). Have a great day!!

  14. I really like your cards!
    I feel for you I jumped up and down and stomped and told my Hubby I needed this cartridge,so he got it and its sitting collecting dust!! Bad me!


  15. Great cards! I love the colors you used!!
    booger1 at

  16. Creative juices are now flowing!!! This blog hop has really inspred me greatly :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

  17. I love both of your cards they came out super cute!

  18. Cute stuff. Oh the pressure of a laugh. Looking forward to seeing your other creations when I get a chance to browse your site.

  19. I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with all of these beautiful designs. To tell you the truth, I used to feel crafty unti I see what everyone else comes up with. Guess that means I've got to start channeling my innermost creative cells and come up with something fantabulous!!!

    Dorcas "Dee" Troche or

  20. I love these cards! I don't have this cart and I want, I want, I want!! I like the skater but I have to say, at first glance, I couldn't tell what was flying out of the side of her head? I now know, it is her hair! Ok....blonde moment has passed. Thanks for sharing!


  21. Adorable cards! Especially love the skater. I took lessons as a child but spent most of my time on my bum! (Obviously I didn't compete) LOL xxD

  22. Boy, I must really want a prize. As I'm typing this, my 50 lb. pitbull "puppy" has her head on my shoulder and her arms wrapped around my neck, which makes it almost impossible to type, but I'll do whatever it takes to win something! LOL Oh the effort...
    :0) I do love both of those cards, however, and if you could talk my husband into buying it for me, I promise I'll make YOU a present! LOL - TFS!

    XO ~ Amy Jo

  23. Well, let's just say you made me laugh on an otherwise very crappy day. :) Love your projects and oh yep, LOVE Peachy Keen stamps too (but I don't think as much as you do...LOL!) TFS! What an amazingly talented group of ladies on this design team.

    Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

  24. Great cards, I love the color combos used. Great Job!!

  25. Love, love, love this Flaunt It Fridays Hop. Your cards are awesome. I love the black flourishes...nice touch!

    To make you smile....What do snowmen eat for breakfast?


  26. Very cute projects. I love bling!!!I just love that snow writer. I have to order one today!!!

  27. Go Raven. Go Raven. Go Raven. These are gorgeous. As always your work is wonderful. TFS and the chance to win!


  28. I love your card!!!!!!! So cute!!! TFS

  29. Love the cards, I love how you just put the first one together. I also love the PKS snow pen the tree came out so cute. Sorry nothing funny here lol I have had 3 kiddos with the flu since sunday and now me but I did not want to miss this hop so here I am. (sniffle, sniffle)

  30. These are super cute! I love using the snow pen, I am secretly addicted to it! Every time I use a cartridge I always say... I need to use this one more!

  31. Love your cards....they are super cute and I too want this cart!!! And I love that you used the Critter face on the lil girl....looks great! Wish I were funnier... TFS!

  32. great job! I love this cartridge and think i need to spend some time with it today :] thanks for the great inspiration! and I love PKS as well! just got my first set a couple weeks ago! need some more! lol
    ashumz zero five at yahoo dot com

  33. Those were gorgeous cards!! Love them!! I also have the Winter Frolic and I love it but I only used it once for some tags!! If we keep ignoring them they are going to run away from us and find another cricut mommy that gives them attention!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  34. Raven Raven Raven I must report you to the Cricut Police ... neglecting a cart is a crime and your pentance means you have to make me 10 each of these cards to amend your ways...
    Love your both your cards... and that you on the FIF design team with me...
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  35. these cards are adorable.. i love the way you made the snowman one.. super cute papers! thanks for sharing

  36. These are so cute. I'm especially in love with the little girl ice skating. So cute!!! me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

  37. Wonderful cards. Don't you think PK needs a oh my goodness face as the skater knows she is about to topple?

  38. Love the papers you choose for each card. I am already a follower of yours.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  39. I love, love your cards, both of them... and if you are a bad cricut mommy, I must be the worst cricut mommy in the world. I have some new carts since 2 weeks ago and I have not use them(I only open the plastic case to let them breath... I think I am a bad cricut mommy but not a killer right?)
    Love the project you did with Zoe, excelent idea!

  40. Raven, I love love love your cards...I must go to PK to see this white pen thingy... you ladie shave all done a fantabulous job on this hop!!!!! can't wait to check in every Friday to see what's up...
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

  41. Love your color combination on the snowman swirl card!

    Do you feel like you have a shadow? Just started following you today! Okay, not that funny...but maybe made you smile at least.

  42. Hi Raven! Your projects are adorable!Love the snow effect. Awesome job!! :)


  43. Hi Raven, You are making me laugh! I enjoy reading your posts!! Love both cards..thanks for sharing your great talent! Look forward to seeing more!!

  44. Love both your cards:) Lots of great details, and the PK face is adorable.Glad to be on the DT with you.


  45. I love snowman so much so cute....thank you so for sharing!! Thank you for the chance to win!! Brandy

    Penbrandy at msn dot com

  46. Both of those cards are great. Love the scallop and the accent on the first.

    Loving all this inspiration. Wishing I had you ladies here in my craft room giving me your great tips while I work on my projects.

  47. Loved your projects! TFS and for the blog hop!

  48. Too cute Raven. Love this cart also. I'm putting this on my wish list for sure especially after seeing all the cute ideas for just one cut.

  49. These cards are really cute and I love everyone one of them. Thanks for your time and your talents.

  50. I love the swirls coming from the circles! Awesome!

    Both cards are sooo cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing! This has been an amazing hop....all the projects were amazing....


  51. Thanks for your participation in the blog hop! I love the ice skater card! (The snowman is cute, too! :) )

  52. This was fun! loved all the projects from this hop! I think I will be living in my shed if I tell my family I want to buy anymore crafting supplies! lol That might not be so bad, Ill be able to craft all day!! Dina

  53. Your cards are great! I love the flourishy background of the snowman!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. love your cards! skater is very cute! I like all the sparkles you put on the cards.

  55. Very cute cards. Great job on your first hop. Cant wait for more. Congratz again on your Challenge Blog. Sooo excited for it!!

  56. OK so I am super in love with your stuff so cute! I am so so so excited about this new blog I can not wait to flaunt it with the best of y'all! I do not have this cart but hopefully I can flaunt it next week ha ha !I just love saying that! If you got flaunt it...shake what ya momma gave ya ha ha ok enough of that! I hope you have a fabulous glittery day!

    Sparkly Love

  57. Super cute projects. I myself just got Winter Frolic last week & I'm dying to use it. I'm very new to this scrap world & need all the insperation I can get. I definatley get that stopping by here. Thank you for sharing & a chance to win a fab prize. Happy Holidays. ;0)

    Traci Lord

  58. You always rock out challenges with awesome projects!!! These cards are so cute!!! I love them!!

    Knock knock
    Who's there?
    Philip Who?
    Philip my mailbox with blog candy:)

    HAHAHAHA!! Did I make you laugh? Wishing yo a Happy Holiday:)

  59. You ladies just amaze me with your creations

  60. Awesome job Raven. As usual you never disappoint.


  61. I love your posts on Facebook. They just make me chuckle. Your projects are great and love the skater (and the snow). Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.


  62. Great talent and beautiful cards! The swirls make him look so elegant!!! Love the ideas and enjoyed the blog!

  63. So Raven... your talent is above anything I could ever do... Seriously! I am such a huge fan and some day when I grow up I want to be just as good as you!!! Your cards are fantastic and you always know just the right amount of bling or splash to make them come alive. Thanks for sharing your talent and for making me green with envy! Aj -

  64. WOWZER!!!! How awesome your creations are!!! Don't ja just love to try new things?! Love the snow writer!! May have to get one of those. I've got one from Marvy. The first time I used it I did pretty good with it. You have to heat it. Well, I decided to use it again the other night. I heated that stuff, and heated it and put some more on there and heated it again. It wouldn't puff up for nothing! Had to throw it all away! Couldn't even use the cut on my card! I'm here to tell ya that I was not a happy camper at all!! Now, back to Flaunt it Fridays!! I'm sooooo looking forward to joining in on these challenges. Just ask Janis and she'll tell ya that I love me a good challenge!! LOL I became a follower of your blog 'cus I want to keep up with what you're doing. Love your creations!! I'll hush now!! :)
    anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

  65. I love both cards. I especially love the different colors on the first's nice to see sometimes besides the traditional christmas colors.

  66. Such creative cards. I love the swirls behind the snowman. TFS Now hopping back to FIF...
    bhoward at kci dot net

  67. Very Cute, Love your projects..


  68. Wow awesome projects!!! Great jobs. Wish I could think of something memorable but my mind is blank...stays that way most of the time anymore LOL
    Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  69. LOVE your skater girl (just reminded me of that song 'Skater Boy', know it?). Your glittered trees are fab...and that snow pen looks very cool. TFS!

    ~Sharon C.
    sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

  70. Love the snowman. He is such a cute roly poly guy. Keep up the good work.

  71. I have enjoyed this hop so much I am exausted and need a nap now...LOL just kidding!!! tee..heee
    Thanks for being part of a very fun hop! so many creative and smart gals here!! maybe I can make the next flaunt it friday!!!

  72. Doing this blog hop is like being a kid watching the commercials during Saturday morning cartoons--on every blog, I get a great idea for something to add to my wish list: an i-rock, some stamps, etc. I hope Santa is good to me this year :)

  73. Great job on both cards. Loving your blog. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing. This little snowman is mealting my heart. Love this challenge and hop.

  74. Holy snowflakes! I love these cards. Those trees are da best. I am heading over to PK to check out the snow writer. Love your blog!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  75. Hi Raven! Well, here I am, in a motel in New Mexico with my husband, and I am bloghopping! What dedication, right? lol Just HAD to participate in this bloghop! Feel like so many of you guys are good friends! I have really enjoyed this bloghop and am so happy happy happy that you are part of the Design Team! I have been a follower of your for a long time and love your projects. Can't wait to get home tomorrow to make and submit my project on FIF! Bless you for always bring a smile on my face...

  76. What a great hop! I love your card!

  77. Ohhhh, how sad I have reached the end of the Flaunt It Fridays Blog Hop. Your snowman is! the cutest thing. {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

  78. Love, Love the different color you used for both cards!
    Enjoy the hop
    Rebecca Minor

  79. Raven, I love the snowman card with the bling!!! Great projects as always.

  80. First of all i would like to say YOU ARE A BAD CRICUT MOMMY!! LOL just kidding. Me 2! This is only my 2nd time using Winter Frolic , I am glad we chose to feature this on our 1st challenge I am so inspired by all of you guys that I just want to go make more stuff with it, it's actually really cute huh! You did an amzing job of Flaunting your stuff! You snowman card is super cute I love the color combo and the swirlys. And your 2nd card is super adorable that's another cut I have been wanting to use. I really hope I win wink wink ha ha! Thanks for being so fabulous and for being on our DT!

  81. Great projects Raven!!! all of you are making me go out tomorrow and purchase this cart??? (most of you)
    TFS and will be back to post my entry to your FIF challenges!

  82. I am gonna be honest here....I have this cartridge. Made my husband drive 32 miles to get it....THEN they didn't have made him drive that 32 miles back towards the house and then anohter 18 to the other store that DID have one cartridge we drove 100 miles in the car...AND I have not used it yet. Got it when it first came out.. HAD to have it even. HAAAHAA Dont tell hubby that.
    Better yet. I was at michaels with him one evening and said to him Hun I love this cartridge I wish I owned it. The cute little people. He replied that I did own it...oopsss forgot.

    Pulling the cart out to work on the challenge.

  83. Raven, I can't believe you hadn't cut anything from this cart before this! It is my go to cartridge these days :) You ARE a bad cricut mummy! Your projects are really cute. TFS :)


  84. OMGosh !!! You did it again girl, this is the cutest snowman ever!!! Love how you embellished him... This blog hop has been the bomb !!!
    Congrats on Flaunt it Friday, can't wait to see what is next...

    Hugs & Scraps

    Mseigler2423 @ aol dot com

  85. Oh Raven!!!! You make me laugh!!! :) I love the SnowWriter! I would Snow Write EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm loving the FIF blog, it is AMAZING! I'm so jealous!!! You may not be able to win the prizes, but at least you're on the DT for FIF! LUCKY!!!!!! You're so talented! :)

  86. I really love your card. Love the little fourishes off to the side. Great job.

  87. Raven, I LOVE both of your cards!! I would have never thought to use those colors for Christmas cards!! I've been a follower of yours for a little while now. This was a great blog hop.
    cathyhartle at gmail dot com

  88. Raven I love your projects! They are always so beautiful!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  89. Very cute cards. This blog hop is great. Nice job
    If you get a chance check out my blog.

  90. Wow, such great ideas. I love the more low key background. That little girl is too cute.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

  91. WOW, what adorable cards!!! I am now following becasue I don't want to miss another one of your adorable projects!!! The colors you choose for your first card is so cute! And that snow technique is so fun, I need to learn how to do that to!! I love to learn new things :)
    Big HUgs

  92. fabulous cards !!!!
    loved the entire blog hop !

  93. Nice Cards, they coordinate with each other! I love the dimension on your girl- it looks great!
    alyssa at mayofamily dot com

  94. FANTABULOUS!!! Love them both! They are both super cute!!

  95. Love your projects they're awesome. I just got my first order of peachy keen stamps in the mail today...can't wait to try 'em out. Thanks for sharing!

  96. OMG Ray I love the ice skating pony tail girl. I have the same cart and now I think you've inspired me to use it.

  97. I wish I could think of something funny that will make your day, hey hey.
    Nothing comes to my mind, it could be that will all this blog hopping parts of my grey matter have been dropping.
    Ha, ha, at least I had a laugh. I can still hope that you would be as tired as me, and the rhyme at a minimum will make you whine.
    Wow! could I be a poet?
    But, I do love your projects!


  98. Love the hop/challenge combo. The cards are so cute. I love little girl! TFS

  99. love both cards ! just gorgeous ! tfs :)

    the condes at gmail dot com

  100. lol, I totally feel the same way as you. Too bad we can't win some peachy goodness, darn it :D
    Happy to be on the same dt with you.
    Jess :)

  101. Wow! Really cute cards!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)

  102. I love these cards! Great colors and I love the snow! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!!

  103. Love the skating card. I would need it with the little skater on her bottom with a pained look on her face as I can not skate. I'm currently waiting for my Winter Frolic cart to arrive, so I'm all over this blog hop. Thank you for sharing your ideas (and the something-something).

  104. Loved your card. The colors were awesome. I am not too funny of a person so not sure how to make you laugh. I think that you would laugh right now if you could see me sitting here at my computer still in my pjs, no makeup, and hair sticking up every which way because I haven't showered and fixed it yet. Oh well, I will soon be off to do that. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. I'll check your blog a lot now that I have found it on this hop.

  105. Raven,

    Your cards are amazing!!! :) I love all the details! I don't know how you come up with so many ways to make your cards so special. I like the way you used a pompom on her hat and the snow on the trees look real (I will be paying Peachy Keen Stamps a visit)! The sketch you used for the first card is divine-I will definitely be scraplifting that! Is the flourish a separate piece from the scalloped circle? What cart is it from?

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  106. Excellent job....loving seeing all the snowmen and how each one is so different....thanks for sharing

  107. Hi Raven~
    How adorable! your snowman card is too cute, I also love the ice skater card!
    I am already a follower of your blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C

  108. Looks like they saved the best for last. (Can I say that?)
    Yep...that is one classy snowman card!
    I'm glad I hopped along and found your blog!
    I'll be back!

  109. I'm sure my comment won't make you laugh, but maybe it WILL make you smile...your projects are adorable. I love your blog and plan to come back!

    Beki Ward at msn dot com

  110. omg... just love the snow too!!!!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

  111. I really love the little skater! They need to make a die cut that looks like me, either doing the splits while falling or my feet up in the air!
    mtmcbroom at gmail dot com