Friday, March 14, 2014

Four Years Later...

I might be back blog world! The last few years have been a say the least. Now that I have my perfect job, the family is somewhat under control, and I am slowly making my way back into my craft room, it is time to start blogging again. Why? I want a place where I can use writing and crafting as a way of therapy. Having a blog, and making it public, helps keep me in check.  So, this post is kinda like a "mic check" - Just to see if I remembered my password and how to post.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Finally an update....and MAJOR BLOG CANDY!!

**Edited to add:  Blog Candy will end Sunday July, 18th 2010. 
Winner will be announced Monday the 19th.**
I have bragged so much about my Cozy and how much I LOVE it.  Now Kathy has generously offered up a Cozy for someone to win.  The Cozy pictured is exactly what you will win if chosen by (Fits Cricut Expression).  All you have to do is:

1.  Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already) and of Kathy's blog.

2.  Leave a comment, anything will do, and your contact information (please spell out contact information example: AT yahoo DOT com.)  This helps avoid junk emailers.

My Mother in Law has the Mickey Mouse Cozy and my Sister has 2, one for her baby bug and one for her Expression.  I can't say enough about how wonderful these are!!!  We don't even "know" Kathy.  My Mother in Law was lucky enough to come accross her on the Internet...and boy what a find!!

I know I have not posted anything in a while.  I am trying to get back into the swing of things.  I actually made a card, first time in 2 months!!!  Wouldn't you know, I forgot to take a stinking picture!!  Hopefully life will let up a little and I can start posting more often.

Hope everyone is staying cool and having a great summer!


Sunday, May 9, 2010


I hope everyone is having a great day, weekend, month, year!!  I just wanted to show you my card that I made for my mom.
It's almost copied exactly from Robyn at MyPinkStamper.  I cut my little cow at 3.25 from Create A Critter.  My ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, and the paper is from JoAnn's "Flower Shop" stack....I LOVE THAT STACK!! 

I am so blessed.  My boys got me a new Flip Video, so hopefully now I will get around to posting.  LOL!!  On the inside of my mom's card, I put "Get out and enjoy the sunshine, you are going to be treated to a day of getting your hoof's cleaned."  Meaning, she is going to get a pedicure.  I know she will like it and it will give me a reason to get my "hoofs" done too.

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

NSD Challeng #12 - Critter-Licious"

This challenge was to use a critter to make a project, card or scrapbook page.  I thought I would use EVERYONE'S favorite right now, Create A Crittter.  I LOVE THIS CARTRIDGE!!!
**Edited to add: I used Mickey Font for the title.**
I have needed to start this jungle themed baby album for weeks now.  What a perfect excuse!!  Every critter on this cartridge is ADORABLE!!!  The orange that is hard to see says "to our"  Making the title "Welcome to our Jungle".  I even added a little bow to the girl monkey and a blue bow tie to the little boy monkey.

I really like how this turned out!!!

NSD Challeng #6 - Make Something WITH a Child or For a Child

If you know me, you know that I do scrap with my boys.  I knew I did not want to get them out here while I was trying to complete challenges.  I would have never gotten rid of them.  So, I am posting the "art work" I made for Blake.  He mad "Star of the Week" at daycare.  When that happens, the parents bring in stuff to fill up a poster is mine....
It has a picture of the boys and a little explanation of Blake's favorite things like "hi-hop" which is really IHOP.  I cut the motorcycle from Going Places.  I bought that cartridge, just for this baby!!!

Hope you enjoy,

NSD Challenge #4 - I like you the least

You will notice that I skipped #3.  There are a couple that I decided to skip.  Not enough time in the day.  This challenge was to use that cartridge you got because you thought it was all the rave and now you haven't used it.  My first Cricut came with George Basic Shapes.  That was almost 2 years ago.  There are so many cartridges with those shapes on it now, it just seems like a waste.  I have seen it going on Ebay for some crazy $$, I just don't get it.  Here is my entry.  
I embossed the white cardstock with a QuickKutz embossing folder and added flowers that I cut from George Basic Shapes.  I went so crazy for the flowers on this cartridge that I ruined a brand new Cricut mat cutting HUNDREDS of these flowers with. You might be able to see it here...
Crazy huh!! The silly things we go CRAZY over!!

NSD Challenge #2 - Getting Scrappy

This challenge from My Pink Stamper is to use any scraps laying around to make something.
Literally scraps I had.  You can see the bags (that's how I keep most things).  There are bags of the paper clips and of the pink / red paper I had around.

I hope you like it.