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My name is Erin and I have been blogging since July 2010 on the recommendation of my friend Ann and now I can't stop, LOL. I created this blog as a place to display my Kreativity. To inspire and be inspired. I hope you enjoy your visit. Let me know you stopped by so that I can return the favor and visit your blog.

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Friday, December 31, 2010

I hope you all have a fabulous New Year. May 2011 bring you more joy and more happiness than you could have ever possibly imagined.

Keep Kreating,
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Well, we finally hit 200+ stalkers err, I mean followers. I'm so happy to have you all, old and new. This has been an incredible journey for me and I'm so happy that I have had the opportunity to "meet" so many talented and inspirational crafters along the way.
As promised I have an ATG gun to give away in celebration of reaching 200 followers. And the winner is.....(chosen via MadCrafter: Madison :) She had this to say...

Mad Crafter said...
Erin, your banner rocks! I want to try one. I keep seeing them them but I haven't tried one yet. I like the embossing yo did on yours. It looks really good. Thanks for the tip about the ribbon at the $ store. I have never looked for ribbon there but now I will:) My favorite Christmas decorations are the Christmas stockings that hang by the fireplace. Happy holidays:) ~Madison Congratulations to you Madison. Please contact me with your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you. Stay tuned....I will be hosting my first blog hop on January 22nd and we have a fabulous line up of very talented ladies. There will be tips and tricks and blog candy (I got some GOOD stuff :) along the way. 
I hope you all have a wonderful and very Happy New Year. 
Keep Kreating, Erin
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Merry CHRISTmas to you all. In this hustle and bustle of the holiday season let's remember the real meaning of Christmas.
Luke 2:1-14
May your holiday season filled with the love of family and friends.  

Keep Kreating,

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to my friends old & new.

Welcome to all my followers old and new. I am so happy that you are a part of the family. I didn't reach my goal of 200 followers by midnight last night (Monday) :'( , but I am going to keep the giveaway open until I do. If you have already commented on the Fantabulous Crawl Post here you are already entered to win. If you haven't yet entered to win you can do so by commenting here or here. (Please only one entry per person)

What's the prize you ask?!? It's a Scotch PINK ATG gun like the one seen here:
I LOVE this gun SOOO much and I know that you will too.

MORE exciting news. I will be hosting my first blog hop (Scrappin Roots) on Saturday January 22, 2011. I am so excited about this you can read about it on Facebook (here). Many of us began our paper crafting obsession with scrapbooking our precious memories so this will be a hop to revisit were and how it all began. I have a fabulous line up of extremely talented ladies. I'm a little star struck to be honest with you. There will be tips and tricks along the way as well as blog candy. I'm SUPER excited because I received a generous donation of some blog candy you WILL love. You DO NOT want to miss out on this one.

Looking forward to exciting things to come.

Keep Kreating,
Monday, December 13, 2010
Welcome to SpantastiKreations and the third Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

In honor of the approaching Christmas holiday, we're having a "Deck The Halls" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Christmas/Holiday-themed project that could be used to decorate and spruce up their homes for the Holiday Season!

If you've come from visiting Elsa at Cricut Lvr, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Deck The Halls" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?

For my project I chose to make a PEACE banner. Banners seem to be all the rage lately and I have seen some pretty gorgeous ones so I just had to try my hand at one myself.

I LOVE how it turned out. There's quite a bit of layering and detail on this.
The base I cut out of red cardstock using the Stand and Salute Cartridge.
The next layer is a red and green polka dot print from an older DCWV Christmas stack.
The green layer was cut from Create A Critter and run thru the CuttleBug using the Spots and Dots folder. I also inked the edges with green ink to give it some extra depth.
The shadow of the letters was also cut using a green, red and white striped print from the same DCWV Christmas stack. (This paper is also along the top of each "square".
The letters themselves were cut from George & Basic Shapes and run thru the CuttleBug using the Snowflakes folder. I gently inked the raised snowflakes with green ink as well.
Using my Crop A Dial I punched holes in each corner and laced it all together with some white satin ribbon I purchased from The Dollar Tree (If you have a Dollar Tree near you go in and check out their ribbon selection they have some really nice and thick ribbon and it's just $1 :)
I almost forgot to tell you about the poinsettias. I received them as a swap from my good friend Ann from Yours TruLee. Aren't they gorgeous?

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you.

Now, on to the good stuff: BLOG CANDY!

I have this to give away once I reach 200 stalkers followers. order to be eligible to win this prize...
1) You must be a follower.
2) You must leave a comment telling me what your favorite Christmas decoration(s) is (are).
3) PLEASE leave and email address that I can use to contact you should you be the lucky winner. If I cannot get a hold of you I will select another winer.
If/When I reach 200 followers I will use to select a winner on December 20th and announce the winner on December 21st.
You have one full week to comment (only one comment per person please) and to become a follower.


Now it's your turn! Let's see your Christmas/Holiday-Themed Decor projects! Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project!
I cannot wait to see what my creative friends have to share with us.

Next stop...Helen's blog, Crafting Cricut Mom. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I LOVE this silly Christmas song. I have it set as my text ringtone and since I send and receive text messages ALL day long I get to hear this song quit frequently. My kids of course know this song by now and they love to sing along. :)

Any-Whoo....I've had this card in my mind (along with the song) for a couple weeks now and I finally got the chance to create it. I used the hippo from Create A Critter (LOVE that cart) and cut it at 3". I got my 3M prize package that I won from Paula's Birthday Blog Hop at More Than Favors. It included a whole bunch of 3M goodies and CRAFT paper which I used as the black "shadow" of the hippo. I LOVE this paper. It cut so easily and it's adhesive is just sticky enough. Thanks again Paula. The sentiment was printed from my computer and I punched it out with my scallop punch. Some googly eyes (which are 2 different sizes and I thought it was ADORABLE), some bling and some stickles and viola! LOVE how it turned out. She's too cute for words.

Hope you want a hippopotamus for Christmas too. :)

Keep Kreating,
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Every month Melissa from Scrappy Jak offers up a Card Of The Month. She sends us a few very basic supplies and our challenge is to make a card using at least some of the supplies she's sent us.

This month she sent us kraft cardstock and a ribbon. As you can see I used the kraft cardstock as the base of this Z-fold card and tied the ribbon on the right thru holes I punched and eyelet-ed with my Crop A Dial. The leaf was cut from Stretch Your Imagination and the patterned paper was from an old, fall DCWV stack.
I gave this card to my son's teacher for Thanksgiving along with a jar of dry soup ingredients.

For this card she gave us the chocolate colored cardstock, the patterned paper and the ribbon.
I cut the rolling pin and the oven mitt from Everyday Paper Dolls using the Real Dial Size.
I inked the edges and used my Fiskars scalloped border punch. This card was for my daughters teacher for Thanksgiving along with a jar of dry soup ingredients.

Thank you Melissa for putting out the Card Of The Month. It's been such a blast and I look forward to many more to come.

Check out Scrappy Jack here on Facebook and check out the awesome cards from our fellow scrappers.

Keep Kreating,


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