Thursday, December 31, 2009
O.k. back to work on the album.....
So far I have managed to use my Cricut on every page. You can't see it here but I used Sweet Treats and George Basic Shapes. Okay...off to do more "crappin'" ...I know, I know.....harsh...but that is what Sherrie calls it. Oh...but silly little sissy....it's not so crappy. I'll have you know that I don't even have an album this awesome!!!! Maybe I should keep this for myself...hmmmm.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Here is today's sneeky peeky. I am not moving at my usual album pace....usually I can have one done in 3 days. At this rate, I am doing one page a day. But, in my own defense I have my hubby and 8yr old home with me at the same time. Okay Okay....here it is....
I am on the right and Sherrie is on the left in the black. We were both blonde at the time...not so much anymore.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Because this pic is not very clear....you might want to take a look at just the ribbon alone....
And the paper...ooooohhhh paper!!!!! It is VELVET ANIMAL PRINT!!!!
Okay, so this post may not mean anything to her. But if you all could leave a comment and tell her she has NO IDEA what she is missing out on not only to have the most talented sister (me, not Pam) in the whole wide world...but one who is making her a priceless heirloom for her family to enjoy forever!!!
You can get to my SU! website by clicking here.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I know we (me, my sister Pam, and Ami) are not alone, when I tell you there comes a point when it seems to be more fun to collect all of the Cricut Cartridges than to use them. Then you just have to sit yourself down and make yourself use what you have. That is also on my "To Do" list for 2010..right after I place my new Occasions Mini order and Sale-a-Bration that starts January 5th, 2010.....SO GET READY!!!! let me know if you need to place an order or if you have any questions.
P.S...besides the hubby's B-Day card...this is the only thing I have done all week.....creative wise. The housework never ends!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I only used one box of cake mix and not even a whole container of frosting. IT IS SOOOO DELICIOUS!!!! You even get to cheat a little when you take it out of the mold and shave off a little from the top to make it flat, you get to eat the scraps. LOL!!! This is a easy thing to do with the kiddos.
Well, I have been off Since last Friday (5 days) and only a few things done. NOT what I had in mind...but I am changing that today!!! I will start something TODAY!!! I really hope to have my sister's (Sherrie, who hates Scrapbooking) album done. It's a kinda Ed Hardy themed album. I'll take pics when it's done.
OH!!! I have to share the Birthday cards that Goose (my oldest) and I made for my hubby using the Cricut. We whipped them up pretty fast. I am still IN LOVE with my Gypsy!!! I don't have to worry if I loaned out a cartride, I have it no matter what. And I get to share my carts at the same time.
O.K., I am off to create something else....my card is the cupcake and the hat is Goose's.
Lots of Love,
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I have been so crazy blessed lately. I am off for Thankgiving for a total of 5 days....wooo hooo. I have been playing with a toy.....drum roll.....
A brand new Gypsy. Okay, without the long boring details...I am NOTORIOUS for wanting something and having to have it right away or the opposite and thinking there is no way that I need to spend my money on whatever it might be.
That is what happened with the Gypsy. My friend Ami and I went to a demo that Michaels had a month or so ago and since it wouldn't help us share our carts, we decided against it. I work, and Ami is a lucky stay at home sexy biker wife- that's what I call her job title. LOL!! I used to do homework at lunch everyday, but then got booted out of my spot with WiFi and started taking up "napping" under a tree in my van. Well, that is getting old and I was almost late a couple of times. So as I was wishing for WIFi, and thinking about the wedding album I was working on at home...the Gypsy popped into my head. I won't sell you on it, but you can find all kinds of info on the web out there. I just wanted to tell you what happened to me.
I got it yesterday afternoon. I LOVE IT!!!! A couple of newbie complaints...1. It doesn't come with a manual...2. Everything you want to know, you have to get off of the website or youtube. 3. I wish it had "hovering" information. Like which button was shadow versus black out. Those are my only concerns, and with only 24 hrs. under my belt I am sure it is that I haven't figured it out yet.
Here is my first "Thingy" that I made while watching ICarly on Nickalodeon, sitting on my couch with my boys.....instead of hiding out in my scrap room. Hint: If you are a ICarly fan, try to figure out your Gypsy when the show is not on! I might have caught on a lot sooner, had I stopped watching the T.V.
This is from the Destinations Cartridge which is exclusive to the HSN Gypsy bundle. I LOVE THIS CARTRIDGE!!! The Gypsy also comes loaded automatically with exclusive Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wonderings.
So I am deciding that I am totally for this now!! I uploaded my carts and now Ami can take them home with her and bring them back whenever I need them. It also allows me to swap carts with my sister in Arkansas. Provocraft states that you can only link each cartridge to one Gypsy. But you then can use that cart and that Gypsy on any Cricut machine. Since my sister and Ami are both at home most of the time, I get to be the lucky lady with a Gypsy and they can borrow my carts whenever they want. Provocraft also suggests that you don't get rid of your carts, once they are uploaded. Just incase you may ever need them. So letting my peeps borrow them, is no problem at all.
I didn't want this to be a infomercial for the Gypsy, but I figured since I had spent the last 24 hours searching for "stuff" on the Internet, someone else might like my info on it.
I will be posting more about this lovely machine...and hopefully attempting my first video soon.
P.S. I hope you all had a wonderful Thangsgiving. Once again I was spoiled by my hubby with him cleaning and doing dishes. I just made a simple turkey feast and played with the Gypsy all day...I AM A LUCKY LUCKY GIRL!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
I am back from California. I drove with my parents out there and then flew home. I was so relieved when Friday came around of last week and couldn't wait to just hop into the car and drive. It was a pretty crazy week before I left. I had a wedding album to finish, a baby mum and a lot of homework to catch up on. I got back on Wed. night to face a full days work and my last day of Spanish class on Thursday evening. Wheeew!! Then Saturday morning a few friends and I decided to throw a little Craft Sale together. We had more "Yard Sale" type customers who seemed more interested in buying our table and chairs than the stuff actually on the tables. I wanted to share a couple more tiles that I threw together. I am sure you know which one is my favorite!!
*** Edited to add that these are just plain ceramin tiles purchased from a Home Improvement store*** Fairly inexpensive.
The first one is a tile that can be used as a reminder decoration. This tile will make a great thank you gift for a teacher. Super Simple to make!
The second one is used with my most favorite color combo and my favorite addition of BLING!!! This one will actually have a home on my desk at work and the cork squares are where a pic of each of my boys will be. The pictures do not so these tiles any justice. They are much more cute in real life!!
I posted a while back that something exciting was in the works. It really is. I'll give you 3 words that might give you all a hint....tattoos, blog candy, and digital....can you guess???
Until next time,
****Edited to add this FABULOUS COMMENT!!!!***
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
These did come out much better than the picture did. I used orange cardstock with a simple text box boarder in Microsoft Word. Then on the orange I stamped the Haunted House from SU! House of Haunts. I topped it off with the party information printed on vellum and stapled some halloween ribbon to the top to hold it all together. So easy!!! Since I made over 70 of them, I recruited some help...
This picture came out horrible, we were both cracking up so bad!!! You can even catch a little peak of his "baby" in the corner of the pic. With my hubby, we finished over 70 invitations in about 2 hours. NOT BAD!!!
I also just helped my friend Nancy with her baby's princess invitations using the same idea. They make for a simple but cute invitation. And easy to put in the mail too!!!
I just love that I got my man to help me stamp, and I think he had fun too!!!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
In hopes of totally sounding like a infomercial- LOVE THEM-uuuuhh emmm.....
Okay, so I hope you laughed a little too!! This is where the gang hangs out when classes are not in session. We would love to have you over!
She was such a little sneaky sneak!! She pulled a bunch of pictures off of my blog and myspace and made the cutest topnote type album. I have had a rough few weeks of school, work and just in a real slump. So she whipped me up a batch of inspiration...and it worked!!! I am much better. Ami and I scrapped all last weekend with random visitors. It was sooo much fun.
Thanks to my Ami for helping me back!!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The state of Texas is having a sales tax holiday from August 21 - 23. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the below list of items will be tax free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax free.
Uni-ball Signo gel pen, 105021, $3.95
Basic Black Stampin’ Write journaler, 105394, $3.25
Stampin’ Write markers, various, $3.25
Watercolor Pencils, 101879, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Bold Brights, 106695, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Earth Elements, 106696, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Rich Regals, 106698, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Soft Subtles, 106697, $19.95
Watercolor Wonder Crayons Neutrals, 106746, $9.95
Stampin’ Pastels, 105542, $24.95
Craft & Rubber scissors, 103179, $19.95
Paper snips, 103579, $9.95
Craft & Paper scissors, 108360, $29.95
Pencil sharpener, 100745, $4.95
Blender pens, 102845, $9.95
2-Way Glue Pen, 100425, $3.50
SNAIL adhesive, 104332, $6.95
SNAIL refill, 104331, $4.50
Mini Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95
Pop-Up Glue Dots, 104183, $3.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95
Anywhere Glue Stick, 104045, $3.95
Dotto, 103305, $12.95
Dotto refill, 100902, $6.50
Sticky Strip, 104294, $6.95
Tombow Adhesive, 110755, $3.95
This is a very big deal!!! Hurry and get your list ready. You can place your order online through my website. Click here.
Don't forget, you must live in Texas to get this offer. Sorry to all my peeps and fam from out of state.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
This is the funny part. Way back in 2003 or early 2004 my other sister Pam and I both bought these little Sew Crafty machines. We just HAD to have them!!! I have not ever used this thing until tonight!!!! I am telling you if someone would have asked me to sit and watch their paint dry....today would have been the day and I would have loved to do it!!! I was sooo excited to do anything but my paper at this point. I climbed my booty on up to the tippy top shelves and dusted this little guy off for the first time ever.
It took some practice, but look at what I was able to do...
I know this post has gone on a little long....I have cracked my self up something silly. I was catching up on some blogs and Julie had a title..."What do you do, when you don't know what to do?" That is what started this post......and avoiding my paper still. I bet I could win some kind of "Use it up" or "Ways to use it" challenge...but we might save that for tomorrow. What???? My paper isn't technically due until Monday......I have time still.....LOL!!!!
Thanks for listening,
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Deal of the Week: Heart to Heart Punch
You're going to LOVE our Heart to Heart punch, especially July 27-31 when it's just $10.99—that's more than 30% off the regular price of $15.95!
This punch works just fine on its own, but also goes with the Love You Much Stamp Set.
My friend Ami got me started...I just have to blame someone and she's it!! LOL!!! I had to continue the chain and my sister Pam was it!!! I am soooo Jealous!!! I got mine at Michaels, she soooo did one up on me and got the HSN special with the Expression and tons of crap to go with it!!! Sooooo JEALOUS!!!! So I was flipping through the booklet that came with my Sesame Street Friends cartridge and saw the cutest notebook with Elmo on it. What a great way to start a project!!!
It's not finished, but I was so excited that I had to show it off. The zig zag boarder punch is my Martha Stewart punch and then some misc. ribbon that goes perfectly, I left some extra ribbon up top to use as a bookmark. I have some actual Sesame Street paper, but just used basic cardstock for my first time practice.
I am excited!!!! Can't wait for my 9 other cartridges to get here!!!! If I get into trouble, I may have to edit this post and add a "Donate Here" button, LOL!!. Thankfully David doesn't read my blog....I hope.
Have a great weekend!!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Deal of the Week: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Our Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware adds class to any project. Get them for just $18.99 (over 30% off the regular price of $29.95)—only July 20-26!Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.
Have Fun Doing What You Love
From July 15 — August 31, you can join the Stampin' Up! family for as little as $85 with the Mini Starter Kit. Have fun helping friends and family create exciting projects, while earning free products and even a little extra cash! This is also helpful if you have a huge wish list, start getting a discount on all of your purchases! You don't have to throw any parties or worry about bring in any extra orders....unless you want to.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Ami finally talked me into keeping the Cricut that I bought a couple of weeks ago. I know...I know...GASP!!! I already have a Xyron Wishblade and didn't think I needed anything else. Then I started wanting to make a Disney album and it's kinda difficult to find files for my Wishblade without paying for them and even then your not guaranteed how nicely they will cut. So I bought it. I AM IN LOOOOOVE!!! Not just because it is sooo easy to use, but now I can share. We can share cartridges too! With my Wishblade I had to be the only person able to use it. Not only because when I bought it I spent $400 on it , but also because it's not very user friendly until you become one with it. By the end of the night Goosie (My 8 yr. old) was using it behind Chelsie's back.
Sooooo if you live in North Texas and want to come play, just let me know. There is plenty of room. LOL!!! That is when the motorcylce get's moved. My husband promised before hand to help by moving it on Friday and setting up my spare tables. He left and I had to move it....You should have seen it! Ami (who's husband has a motorcycle too) and David said What!!! YOU moved it?! Yeah....Duuuuh!! Don't evah try to get in my way of scrappin!!! LOL!! It was soooo funny.
Off now...really to start being productive.
What do you think? The image is digi from Dustin Pike. If you have never seen his blog or digi images....YOU HAVE TO GO CHECK IT OUT!!! Every Wednesday he has Freebies and also has a ton for sale. I was lucky enough to get it on the Super Sale and get a ton of them.
Digital Images (Digi's, Digi Images) are really handy. You can resize them and add sentiments directly from your computer and even color them with your own software. It's not something I know how to do, just something I have heard about. I like to use real stamps, but for mass production or certain occasions these sure do come in handy.
Off for more productivity..
Monday, July 6, 2009
July 6, 10 AM (MT) through July 13, 9:50 AM (MT)
Item #113474 Page #194
Sizzix Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$69.95 Regular Price
$49.99 THIS WEEK ONLY
You can place order online 24/7 through my Stampin' Up! website.
** The Scallop Edge Punch is only good until 9:50 a.m. MT, which is 10:50 a.m. Central.**
** The new Deal of the Week will be announced at 11:00 a.m. Central **
Hurry on over to my website and place your order. If your order is over $50.00 email me your order at firstname.lastname@example.org . I have my email up and can respond immediatley. I will announce the new Deal of the Week as soon as I find out.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
It's probably no big shocker that the colors are pink and green. Note to self: Maybe the challenge should be NOT to use those colors.
The patterned paper is just some open stock paper from Hobby Lobby matted on White and a simple line of some spiffy ribbon. I added a flower and a light pink heart jewel in the middle and VOILA!!! Very easy and took out a couple of birds at the same time!!!! HHAHAHAHA!!!
I am really done for this weekend now, hopefully this week can be just as productive!
I just can't decide which one I like best. These designs on flowers would sure make for great bachlorette invites, weedding or wedding shower. I think they are just funky enough! I am telling you this stamp set is really a MUST HAVE!!! Order yours TODAY!!!
Off to go make more....stamp ya later!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
**Wings of Friendship is a Level 2 Hostess set. Not available for purchase. This set can be yours with an online order of $300 or more. Even easier host a workshop and this could be yours without having to pay for it!**
Call me to book your workshop. It is a ton of fun!!!
The patterned paper is DCWV from the "All About Boys" stack. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The plain cardstock is old olive, basic black, real red and the base of the card is texured only orange.
I am off to make a ton of these just to have on hand.
Inspiration for this card came from SCS.
Stamps: "Single Daisy Print" from Impression Obsession (Inked in Melon Mambo and YoYo Yellow), "Wish Big: SU! is from Short and Sweet (Bermuda Bay).
Misc: Scrap ribbon
Hope you like it. Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you!!