Saturday, January 15, 2011

"My Favorite Things" Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Crafty Kitchen and the ...A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS Blog Hop! 
If you've come from visiting Lisa at My Lil' Bits, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to http://www.inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few of our favorite things with you today! 
Each Design Team member will be featuring an project made especially for this hop using their favorite crafting tools and techniques. Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas! 


It was so hard for me to choose my "Favorite Thing" because I have SO MANY, and they change all the time.  Currently, my two absolute favorite things are my Pink By Design Stamps and my Martha Stewart punches.  Sarah over at Pink By Design makes the most wonderful stamp sets.  They are of amazing quality and are so versatile.  Although I adore my Cricut I'm also a punch junkie and I'm OBSESSED with Marthas punches and craft products.  Her new Valentines Day punches are GORGEOUS, so for this hop I decided to make a card using a few of her new punches.



Recipe:
  • Recollections Craft Cardstock
  • Pink patterned paper from Michaels
  • DCWV Midnight Spell Stack (glitter paper)
  • Martha Stewart Cherish Hearts Border Punch
  • Martha Stewart Flourish Heart Punch
  • Pink By Design "Scriped Year" Stamp Set

To create this card I used two of Martha's new Valentines Day punches:  the Cherished Hearts border punch and the Flourish Heart punch.  I think the Flourish Heart is my absolute FAVORITE punch right now, so I wanted the card to feature the gorgeous punched image.
I actually punched out two hearts, one in craft cardstock and one from the pink glitter paper, and layered them slightly off-center from each other.  




 The sentiment is from one of my absolute favorite Pink By Design Stamp sets, Scripted Year. Scripted Year can truly be used all year round and the font is just gorgeous.


Are you ready for some blog candy?  I figured a Martha punch would be a fitting giveaway today, since they are some of my favorite things :)


Even though the holidays are over, I know a lot of us are still scrapping Christmas, and this Punch and Stamp Set by Martha Stewart will look great on a layout, or for next years Christmas cards!  The punch comes with three different clear stamps to make three different gift boxes, and they store neatly inside.  So adorable!


In order to win, here's what you have to do:

  • Be a follower of my blog
  • Leave me a comment on this post telling me one of your favorite crafty things!
You have until Monday, January 17th to leave me a comment on this post.  I will then use random.org to find a winner, and post the winner here on my blog.  The winner will have one week to contact me, if I don't hear from them in a week I will have to pick someone else.

That's it for my Favorite Things today!  Your next stop is Jessie over at Scrappy Jess.  Hop on over to see what she has in store for you today!

Here's the full list of today's blog hop, make sure you visit everyone!  They have some GREAT projects for you!

105 comments:

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the card! thanks for a chance to win!

Sandy said...

very pretty! I am in love my Gypsy, its my favorite gadget.

CuteCuteWorld said...

very pretty card. My favourite crafty things would have to be my cricut!
Jordan
jordanoo@live.ca

Aimee said...

I'm always using my Cricut to make a card so it's nice to see one made w/o one! One of my favorite crafty things is my ATG gun. Don't know what I would do w/o it!

shelly said...

such a pretty card . my favorite thing is my cricut next are paper and i too love punches! my new fave punch is that awesome heart youre using.. i dont own it but am going to go get it now ;) thanks so much for the opportunity to win the ms punch good luck to everyone

shelly said...

sorry i forgot to leave contact info branmuffinsmom@yahoo.com

Janis said...

What a cool idea to make your card with those punches. It turned out so beautiful! I love paper stacks. I love to feel them, look at them and use them. Sometimes I think the paper is too pretty to cut, and then I have to laugh and cut it anyway to use it. hahaha This is fun! :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Carrie K said...

One of my favorite things right now is my ATG. It has saved me so much money on adhesive, that I can use to buy more stuff!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Scrapnatic said...

Very cute card!! Thanks for sharing.

scrapperbecka said...

Love your card! Great job

Tara said...

I just received my first Martha Stewart punch for Christmas (drippy goo) and I'm sure it's only the first of many to follow! Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us all!!
~Tara G.
tray83 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie_J_ said...

I love my clear stamps... all different kind/colors of ink and all different colors when embossing!

http://stephaniejohnsonscraps.blogspot.com

Tana said...

Love the card I was just looking at this heart punch at Michaels the other day. Nice to see a project done with it. My favorite things are my paper cutter, blog hops and my scrapbook room. Thanks for a shot at the candy

Vicki said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. My favorite thing would be my cricut. I am a new follower.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

stefeni said...

What a pretty card! Great job. My favorite crafty thing would be my pop dots and stickles!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Cathie w said...

the card is pretty and colors are perfect


Cathie
scraphapycat@gmail.com

Rachelle said...

Beautiful Card, I love her punches too, I have quite figured out the punch and stamp one's though. My favorite tool is my Cricut.

Melissa said...

Very pretty card!

My absolute favorite crafty thing is of course my Cricut, but I am also quickly falling in love with the ATG!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Beautiful card! I love it! My favorite thing to use on my cards is stickles! I just love the glittery stuff! Thanks for sharing!

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi there! I'm already a follower and love your card! So pretty! One of my favorite crafty things is my Imagine. It rocks! Coolest machine ever!
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

scrappinmomma said...

Your card is very Beautiful. TFS. My favorite crafty thing would have to be my cricut.

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

terriennz said...

That card is beautiful! I'm a new follower. :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Cricut, Gypsy (don't leave home without it!) & Cuttlebug! LOVE them

Terrie Barroso
terriennz@att.net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

ladydi47 said...

Your card is beautiful~~we all love Martha Stewart's punches! Thanks for sharing. My favorite crafty thing to do is work with my cricut!
I'm a new follower.
Diana B.
crb underscore deb at bellsouth dot net

Cassandra said...

What a wonderful card. I am in love with my corner punch. I think I may even be addicted.

missyb22 at hotmail dot com
cassandra-berry10.blogspot.com/

Krista said...

I am a new follower. My favorite "toy" for crafting is fibers!!!

My contact info is: KristaInMN at gmail dot com
I also have a blog: www.KrsitasPaperCafe.com and would be honored if you would drop by sometime.

Christina said...

Love your card! I have so many favorites that it is hard to narrow it down to one. I guess I would have to choose my G! She helps me do so much more.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

Sandee McIntyre said...

Cute card I like the new punches. I am also a fan of Martha Stewart punches. My favorite thing was stickles. TFS!
http://www.sandeescreativeplace.blogspot.com/
sandee.mcintyre@gmail.com

Jamie said...

adorable card. i love the colors. thanks so much for sharing. one of my fav crafty things (theres so many to pick from) is my cuttlebug.. i love that thing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

hectorhd517 said...

Love the colors on this card! and the sparkly paper! Thanks for sharing! My favorite thing right now is my brand new Cricit expression i got for Christmas.
Kim
hectorhd517@yahoo.com

Vanessa said...

Oh my I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Martha Stewart punch you used on the side of the card. It is just beautiful. I also have SOOOO many favorite things when I'm stamping. Right now I would say my number one is my Gypsy. It recently froze up on me and is being sent back to Provocraft (oh the horror) :), Vanessa

forpahl5 said...

One of my favorite crafty things is punches too! I just love to use them all. Love the card! Thanks!

forpahl5atgmail.com

Dawn, RI said...

I love the punch you used, I hadnt seen that one... My fav thing is MS glitter. Dawn Ri
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful card!
I know for sure that my all time favorite toy is my cricut, however, I am with you about punches and in general, MS craft items.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs,
Vivi M

GiGi said...

What a great card! I love the woven hearts! I became a new follower and thanks for the giveaway!
booger1 at tds.net

Donna said...

Beautiful card & punch. Just became one of your followers :-). TFS
djhu98ATaolDOTcom

Wende said...

Fab card. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a punchaholic. There I said it! LOL

Lilygirl said...

Wonderful Card!! I love that MS punch with the clear stamps with it ...cool idea!! Thank you for the chance to win. Hugs Colleen laysig at telus.net

*Star said...

Beautiful card! My favorite is my E followed by my Cuttle Bug. Tfs and have a great day. :)

star24601 at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

Patti Ross said...

Very very cute...love the punch.

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Beautiful card!
I love my cricut E, I had never heard of it before. I was flipping through the tv stations and seen it on HSN, then ran to my computer to order it. (that was in Nov. last year)

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

jenni said...

I have been dying for some valentine's card ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Tanya said...

Great card!!! Love how "blingie" it is!!! I am a new follower and LOVE your blog!! My fav thing MOST of all is my Gypsy. I have to say, my PKS and Sarah's stamps are right behind!! Scripted year is also my FAV set so far!! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima(at)windstream(dot)net

Minta's Creations said...

Love your card!
My favorite thing beside the expression, gypsy and bling, would have to be my pop dots..Love them..
Thanks for the chance to win!
Minta
mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Debbi said...

I love my Silhouette SD!
Thanks for the chance to win some candy!
*smiles*

Jessie said...

REally beautiful card!

Elaine said...

I really like the card and I will put the punch on my shopping list for my next store visit. Thank you for sharing with us and also the chance to win some candy. My favorite tool at this time is my cricket. I am new at using it so it is still trial and error. Keep sharing.
Elaine

Crafty Melissa said...

I am addicted to pretty paper!! i cant stop buying it!!!!! where did you find that glitter paper? DCWV Midnight Spell Stack (glitter paper)
I can never find any pretty glitter paper which makes me so sad!!!

I am now following your blog

angelicangel79 at yahoo dot com
melissascraftyspot.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Very pretty card. I am a follower. Thanks for suring. Next to papercrafting, my other favorite crafting thing is knitting socks. I make tons of them. This is something I can do while traveling, sitting in a campground or doctors office or just at home in my recliner. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Kristen

This is very elegant looking! I love all the pink, and the heart punch is amazing! I am just now trying to get into punches, and have been looking at the MS punches, have not seen this one yet!
I love all things crafty, but I am a major paper hoarder, cant get enough paper, always wanting more!LOL
I am a new follower of your blog, cant wait to see more amazing projects.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

scrapaholicjen said...

Very pretty card! My Cricut is my favorite crafty thing!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Anna said...

So very classy. Just lovely!!!
I would have to say right now my Cricut, gypsy and Make the Cut software would be my favorite crafty things. I am a new follower.
Thanks so much for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Very pretty and I love that border punch. One of my favorite items is my cuttlebug. Love the textured look of things! Found your blog through the hop and I look forward to seeing all of your projects.

Josie0602 said...

I agree with you...the MS punches are to the top of my list of favorite things...right behind my Cricut. I saw a couple of new ones over on the Cricut message board that are already on my wish list!

Marianne said...

Your card is sweet. I haven't seen the Valentine MS punches and I must find them because the ones you used on this card are awesome!! Thank you for sharing your favorites with us.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com

Karen said...

WHOO-HOO I am I think your 300 follower!!!! I am with you I love Martha Stewart punches but they are a little pricey for my budget. I am keeping my fingers crossed to win your awesome candy!!!!
Have a great crafting day!! I am hopping along down the line!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I love this card. It is beautiful...one of my favorit crafty thing is a good adhesive.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Love my Cricut! I'd been wanting one for a long time so bought a baby bug in August ($80 at Joann's, too good to pass up). It now lives in my high school special ed. classroom as my sweet husband got me an Expression (plum!!) for Christmas!

Leah's Card Designs. said...

Hmmm my favorite craft thing. I have to say my Cricut Expression. I also love Cricut Design Studio as well. I love to craft with my High School Sweetheart and my special needs son. It's so much fun crafting with the two of them. leahscarddesigns@twcny.rr.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm a NEW follower come and BEE and follow me too.
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
Buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Evelyn said...

Very cute card, like the punched heart. TFS
evinadas

evl14512 at gmail.com

mum of two said...

What a cute card :) I covet some Pink by Design stamps. They are just not in the budget right now :( Soon, I hope... TFS

michelle

Tanya said...

Cute card! I too, love ms punches! Another favorite would be cuttlebug embossing folders!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

very cute card, think I will have to go find that punch, I too love MS punches, but my favorite crafty thing is Stickles :-) thanks for a chance to win :-)

shelley
lostnwa98 at frontier.com

Chrisd said...

Just love the new punches. My favorite things are my embossing folders and my Cuttlebug. I'm a newbie Baby Cricut owner too!Thanks for your kindness1

Karen said...

Very pretty card. I too love the MS punches

Heather said...

MS punches are definitely one of my favorite things too! This is a fantastic card! I love that heart too!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Meg Giroux said...

Very pretty card! I love the punch you used!

My favorite thing is my Cricut!

Suzanne said...

I think my favorite thing is my water color pencils. I'm pretty new, but I'm discovering what a little water color can do for a card!!

Lisa J said...

I am hopelessly addicted to bling, anything that sparkles.. its MINE lol.. LOVE this card!! IT SPARKLES!! (I think I watch too much TV with the kids I sorta sounded like London Tipton there)...

{{hugs}}

tjsgal at gmail dot com

gocanucksgo said...

Beautiful card! My favourite crafty things are glitter and bling. I use at least one of those on most my cards. Keep up the great work =)

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Beautiful card - thank you for sharing! gikinney1@gmail.com

Lisa said...

My favorite things are my cricut and my gypsy. I love your card!

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Michelle said...

Love the card. I may need to get one of those punches... It looks so cool. One of my favorite crafty things is my Gypsy. I use it for everything.

Thanks for Sharing
Michelle (mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com)

Scrappin' Sista said...

Cute card. I really like the border punch. One of my favorite things is my Cuttlebug. I use it whenever I can. TFS and the chance to win!

Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista
askscrappinsista(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kerry--Momma K said...

One of my favourite things is DCWV paper. I do love MS punches too.
Kerry

kerrysmith at rogers dot com

Amee said...

not only looked at the card for this hop but did some more exploring! LOVE your work!!! became a follower.....

ooh and thats some yummy blog candy!!!

ameemclement(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa Bell said...

I love the card! It's pink, my favorite :)...My new crafty favorite thing is my new Gypsy! It's so much fun to play with. Thanks for the chance to win. Contact is in profile

SherriC. said...

Soooo cute I love your card....
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

That card is so cute and delicate!! Love it!! My favorite things are my cricut, my rounder corner and my pens I can't live without my pens.
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Patti B said...

A very sweet card. One of my favorite things to use on cards is ribbon.

lebpab21408 at frontier dot com

kathlee said...

What a beautiful Valentines Day card! My favorite things-have to say my coveted Cricut..TFS
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Kristin,
Your card is so romantic, I love it! TFS (I'm a follower, of course)
One of my favorite crafty things is... Martha Stewart's punches - visit my blog and see for yourself :-)
Dorly Weitzen

pattyk said...

very prety card --just became a follower. thanks millierose651@aol.com

modemgirlz said...

I love your card... The Martha Stewart punch is just beautiful! I use a lot of DCWV card stock and paper and I love the patterns! I can't figure out how to follow you, :( I click on Follow on the very top of your page and it won't do anything :( I am new to all of this so I maybe doing something wrong! I have added others in the hop!
My favorite thing I use (at the moment) is my new punch by EK success (first border punch I have owned). I am new to card making, but I love love it!
Thanks for giving me a chance to win and I did add you to my favorites so I can come back to see your beautiful creations!
Kristina
modemgirlz@aol.com

Cathy said...

What an elegant card, great job! Favorite crafty thing(s)in order; cuttlebug, ALL patterned paper and by the look of my growing punches, them too. I seem to be using/buying MS punch around the corner..whenever I purchase them(on sale only) I seem to think I am getting a really good deal by getting 2 punches. lol Thanx for sharing your talent and generosity.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

One of my favorite things is my gypsy since it has my whole cartridge collection in the pa;m of my hand.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Luv 2 Create said...

Beautiful card. I just have to many papercrafting favorites to narrow it down to one. I love anything Provo Craft, Spellbinder, Martha Stewart and Tim Holtz. That's about as narrow as it gets. Would definitely not like to be with out any of those tools/products.
Marcie

Dana said...

Wonderful card and wonderful choice of favorites, although i do not think I could narrow it down much at all!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Angela R said...

Your card is beautiful and intricant, thank you so much for sharing! I love the little stamp!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing candy!
email: arebori0204@gmail.com
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Amy said...

I think Martha Stewart are punches are super!
great card!
amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

BEAUTIFUL card!! I love Martha Stewart punches as well! Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Ola said...

Gorgeous card... love the glitter paper!

I love my cricut, and I'm obsessed with stickles!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com (I would love for you to visi my blog)!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Just love your card and I so love all your shades of pink used.. and yes Sarah stamp just made your card
The Scrapbooking Queen

dreenie said...

such an elegant card, love it!!! my favorite crafty thing is my cuttle bug , it makes the project pop!!!!

Nancy said...

Love your card! I love my punches too but I really love my cuttlebug!

Angela said...

Totally love your card! My favorite thing is bling and that punch that you did with MS is gorgeous!

lauermaa@gmail.com

Alex said...

beautiful card :) tfs :) follower :) fav = gyspy

the condes at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Beautiful card. I, too, love Martha's punches! Amyscats, amylfahnestock@gmail.com

Reneeleeak said...

Very elegant & beautiful looking card! My favorite thing is my cricut and cuttlebug.
Thanks for sharing!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

youiesmom said...

Great card. I love Martha's punches too. I don't have this one. So thanks for a chance to win.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

cowbelleru said...

Super Card. I have recently discovered Nestabilites and Sixxiz. I'm in big trouble now. LOL

cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Auntie Em said...

Love your card! The offset heart really pops.

I love my MS punches too. They are easy to handle, punch cleanly and are so quick to use. BUT to add that certain something to my cards and LOs, I have to say Stickles are my go to supply. They add that finishing touch to a project that just doesn't seem complete!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

http://scrappingsomememories.blogspot.com/

aremus said...

What a pretty card! TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

VinDeeLoo said...

Very elegant card!!! I only have 1 Martha Stewart punch. I would love to add to it.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

SpunkyOne said...

Very pretty card! My most crafty item would be my Cricut ;)

Thanks for the hop
Debi
2spunky4u@bresnan.net

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