February 14, 2013

Valentine Favors

Nothing like waiting last minute to make 60 favors! Haha! As I was working on them last night, I was thinking....I put (as well as tons of other parents out there) a ton or time and effort into these favors for the recipient to tear them apart in seconds! But, I wouldn't change a thing! I love making them! Each kid picked out a different type of candy this year so I decided to do something different as far as decorating with each favor too!

My 1st favor was for Aidens class. He's in Kindergarten and loves handing out my treats!

I used all Close To My Heart products on these little guys. The tags are cut from the Artiste cartridge. Then I  stamped them with Whooo's Your Valentine stamp set on the front and back and inked them with their exclusive ink in Gypsy

For favor #2, I needed to make some for Logan's class. Hes in 2nd grade =)

I used Jaded Blossom products for this favor. The tag is from their new Treat Tag Die which is awesome! The candy-gram stamp is from their "Got Candy?" Set & the To/From is from "Trust in Cupid"

My 3rd favor was for Jayce's 3rd grade class. 

Again, I used all CTMH products here too. Artiste cartridge for the tags and the same Valentine's Day stamp set =) 

Making these on the whim, I thought they came out cute! 

I do sell Close To My Heart (incase you haven't guessed!). I am constantly offering specials/discounts. Email me for more info @ crazy3monkeys@gmail.com

February 12, 2013

& The winner(S) of my 30th hop are....

I just want to say quickly Thank you to all the crafty girls that helped make my Birthday hop a success! Thank you Thank you Thank you! 2nd, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to stop by all of our blogs and check out what we made! Means the world to us =)

My hubby surprised me with the BEST birthday present =) 

EEK! A sunrise hotair balloon ride! It was amazing <3

I'm going to do a recap real quick of everyones projects and then post all the winners! 

My card I made for a Birthday Boy who turned 5 the other day! 

Ashley from The Blog Hop Princess made this adorable 30th card

Teresa from Fresh and Renewed made this adorable layout of her own birthday she celebrated! 

Tabetha from Tabetha's Creations made this great "30 sucks" centerpiece! 

Mignon from Princess Cricut Cutz Crafts created this yummy gift box! 

Miranda from Nana's Scrap Spot created this great urn for her hubby's upcoming 50th! (she made an awesome invite as well! go check it out if you haven't already!)

Jen from Scrap al Jen! created this super cute birthday card (that she also entered into a challenge! hope she won!)

Pam from Lovebug Creations created these really cute winter themed birthday cards! (she also entered them into a challenge...rootin' for her too!)

Lisa from My Crafty Spaces created this amazing tea party set! 

Theresa from Scrapping in Heels created this awesome 30th centerpiece! 

Tracey from Loves Buggin' created this beautiful birthday card.

Jenny from Custom Crafters Creations by Jenny created this adorable Bambi card! 

I hope you all enjoyed the hop as much as I did! 
& now...onto the winners of the blog candy! 

Winner of my blog candy (the MME's set) is:


(I used random.org for the drawing)

Lisa offered 2 different prizes:

"Redirect Embellishment Package" is Marianne Barkman

$50 prize pack is Jennyfer Nyfer

Theresa offered 2 gift certificates:
(Joann's & Michaels GC)
Bookin Room aka Charity


Lisa Woodward

Winner of Tracey's blog candy (stamp set) 

Bookin Room aka Charity

If everyone can please contact the host of their blog candy to redeem their prize, that would be fantastic! 

Again, thank you SO much for joining us for my 30th birthday hop! 

February 9, 2013

Angela's 30th Birthday Hop

Welcometo “Angela’s 30th Birthday” Hop! So glad you can join us!

12 super crafty girls would like to share with you their birthday creations. Hopefully this will give you all some inspiration to make something for that upcoming birthday!

If your looking for the start of the hop, your in the right spot! I can't wait to show you what I made!

I used my Cricut Imagine for most of my card. All the monsters and the word BOY & #5 are cut from Notebook Doodles. I printed a full page of the images and then I hand cut the monsters and letters that I needed. I used a new sizzix embossing folder for the background and some fabulous gray chevron washi tape from My Mind's Eye. The twine is also MME! Oh...and birthday is cut from my cameo! 

On the inside of the card, I used all Jaded Blossom items. I used the fancy topper die for the back and the happy birthday is stamped from the sweet birthday wishes set. 

Your next stop is Ashley

There is tons of blog candy along this hop! All you have to do is become a follower of every person in the lineup, and leave them a comment.

My Mind’sEye album set

$50 worth of yummy crafting goodies!

$15 GCto Michaels
$15 GC to Joanne’s!

You may be surprised....you might find more along the way! 

Here isthe entire line up in case you get lost along the way:

Jenny <---
 Jenny had some difficulties this morning with her post! please take a minute to check her page out as well!

Thank you for helping us celebrate Angela’s 30th Birthday!

February 8, 2013

Banner Bonanza Blog Hop

Welcome to the Banner Bonanza Blog Hop!

We're so glad you could join us today! If you've come from Ashley's blog, you're in the right place. If you've just come across the hop, please start at the beginning with Ashley at Made Especially For You.

I created a simple party banner. Can be used for any occasion/gathering/etc. Since I love anything bright, I needed it to be just that....BRIGHT!


I used extra thick pop dots to bring the letters out some! I cut everything with my cameo and used paper from my never ending stash! And of course twine! Love me some twine!

We also have some fabulous sponsors giving away prizes
 to those who comment on every stop of the hop!

$15 Gift Certificate

Choice of 10 Sets of Pearls

$10 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
*Please visit and "like" her Facebook page as well as leave a comment to be eligible to win*

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday February 12th at Made Especially For You. To be eligible to win, you must do the following:

1. Become a follower of each blog in the lineup (if you aren't already)
2. Leave a comment on every stop of the hop
3. Be sure to leave your contact information!

Your next stop is Teresa's blog .

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

5. Ashley
6. Daphne
7. Cicily
9. Connie
10. Julie 
11. Elecia
12. Lucy
13. Robin
14. Lori 

Happy Hopping!


February 3, 2013

Bowling Party Fun!

We finally got to celebrate Jayce's 9th Birthday yesterday! We went bowling and had so much fun! about 21 kids showed up, 1/2 that in parents, loud music and tons of laughing! Couldn't have asked for a better day! I didn't have time to do much for his party so I just put together a quick favor. I must say, I love how they turned out!


I used all sorts of fun "ingredients" for the favors!
Jaded Blossom Boxes
Jaded Blossom Flag Die
Jaded Blossom Simple Sayings 2 stamp set
Bowling ball & Pin came from SVG Cutting Files that Ann gave her FB friends as a free file =)
Twine is from Doodle Bug Designs


Thanks for stopping by!

I am going to be phasing out my wordpress blog very slowly. I am going to make the switch to blogger permanently. I think that will be what I'm really looking for over there! I hope you will all follow me here =) 

February 1, 2013

Love Is In The Air Blog Hop 2/1


Hello everyone and Welcome to Love is in the Air Blog Hop!

Valentine’s Day has to be one of my favorite holidays next to Christmas and Thanksgiving. I love the decor,  flowers, candy, balloons, and stuffed animals and let’s not forget the cheesy cards! Valentine’s Day is that one special day we can show extra love and appreciation to all of those special people we have in our lives. To celebrate Valentines Day, I have a group of talented designers that have created their own special project to showcase. We hope you enjoy hopping away and as always we hope to inspire you!

Lluvia will be giving away a grand prize, all you have to do is comment on each of the designer’s blog! Winner will be picked on 2/5, please leave your email address!


If you came from Shawnee you are in the right direction!
For my project, I made a cute Valentine's Day toolbox. I got this file from the Silhouette Store. I added some tissue paper at the bottom and filled it with yummy heart-shaped York Patties. This box was so easy to put together! I'm thinking this will be going to each kids teacher for Valentine's Day!


The paper I used is double-sided from Scribble Scrabble (Doodle Hearts & Shabby Slate). I cut a circle tag out and stamped the slate side of it with 2 Jaded Blossom stamps from Valentine Treats. I LOVE CTMH ink (all I use!) and this one was Smokey Plum =)


Now on to Elicia.

Entire Line UP

(just in case some one gets lost)

Thank you for hopping with us today

This hop takes place at my other wordpress account....I am double posting everything so I can eventually choose which one I like better =)