Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Treat Jar

Hi Everyone,

Here is a treat jar I made for a swap I am in. I used the Happy Hauntings cricut cart to etch the glass and for the "treats" word art. I got the glass jar from hobby lobby for about $1.50.
I think it turned out pretty cute. It is hard to see the etching in the picture. I was having trouble with the lighting.

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software Giveaway plus Discount Code

Hi Friends!
I am excited to post my first giveaway on my blog! It is a giveaway of the My Memories Suite digital software program. All you have to do is visit www.MyMemories.com and comment back here to tell me what your favorite digital paper pack is. Also, leave a way for me to get into contact with you if you win. That's it! Easy Peasy.

My own personal review: This is a great program which is really simple to use. This is my first experience in digital scrapbooking and I am pleasently surprised with how easy it is. This would be a great program for beginners or those that do not have a lot of time to scrapbook. I will be using this program a lot after the baby gets here! What is really nice about this software is that there are tons of freebies that you can download on their website. There are also ones that you can pay for which are pretty cheap. The above layout was created from all freebies on their website.

This company generously is giving my readers a discount! The discount code for MyMemories is STMMS71205. It provides a $10 discount code off the purchase of MyMemories Suite Software and a $10 coupon for MyMemories.com store. This is a $20 value.

I will use random.org to pick the winner sometime next week. I will also post more projects on the software. Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blackberry Preserves

Hi All,
Here is homemade jam that I jazzed up with the preserves cart and a couple of stamps. I love what you can do with that cart. There are so many fruit choices that can be used for canning or on its own.
I am entering this in the Scrapmaster's Paradise challenge: to use the color purple in a project
Also: My pink stamper challenge of favorite things. MY fav color is purple! I also LOVE fruit and blackberries. I used my fav paper- Stampin Up.
I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase my homemade jam..yummy.

Stampin up: Cardstock, ink, and stamps
Michael's: Ribbon, Brad
PTI: Twine

Have a great Sunday!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stroll with me and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Here is another baby layout I created. I love the bright, cheery colors I used. It is pretty simple, and was really easy to put together.
I am also entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut blog challenge, to include a bug in your project. I included a dragonfly and stamped on the face. It was a tiny face from a peachy keen assortment pack.
Here it is:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bed Time Layout

I love this cut from baby steps.

Hello crafting friends!
We are expecting! So I am getting a head start on the baby scrapbooking since I have some time on my hands. There have also been some really good deals out there on carts. I got baby steps, sugar and spice, and boys will be boys. They all have great cuts on them. FYI Walmart is clearancing out their cricut lite carts for $20. This is a pretty good deal. Happy crafting everyone!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 65

*Click on the picture for a closer view*

Hi Everyone!
This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is a great one and also super easy. Include a sun in your project.
This was a perfect opportunity to do a layout for some beach pictures that I took this past weekend. I had a blast making this!
Carts Used: Imagine More(Good Times title which includes a sun), Imagine stock images (clouds), Life's a Beach (lighthouse)
Paper is by DCWV
Stamp set called little flowers by stampin up

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #64

Hi Everyone,
This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is "Wedding Wishes." You must include the color white and a bell.
This challenge was a great one to participate in because I attended a friend's wedding at the end of May. So, I chose to do a scrapbook Layout. I took some pictures of the happy couple. I just have to print out my fav one to put in the frame.
I am happy with how it turned out. I used the couple's colors for the page, magenta and white. I love the sparkly coordinations paper!
I used:

Cricut Carts: Storybook (font) Wedding (Bells) and Plantin Schoolbook (Hearts)

Paper: Stampin Up and Coordinations (both of these cut well in the cricut)

Stamps: Doodle this from Stampin Up

Miscl. Rub ons and stickers from my stash, fine black pen, ribbon

Happy Monday! I have the summer off since I work in the school system. I will be posting a lot more since I have more time now!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Father's Day Card Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Here is a card that I made for Father's Day. It is also for a challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. The challenge is to show Dad he is number 1 by making a special project just for him.
I enjoyed making this card with my new to me stamp set from Stampin up called Nature Prints. My Dad loves fishing and I can remember fishing with him since I was very little. So, the fish stamp is very fitting.
I used my imagine stock image to cut out the frame.
I used Stampin up products for the paper, ink, and pastels.
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bug Bites Challenge

Hi Everyone!
Hope everyone is having a happy Saturday. It is really hot and humid here. The rain is suppose to be coming tonight, so it will cool down some.
Here is my project for the challenge. For this challenge, you were to go through the blog hop to find hidden critters. The one I choose to use was a Ladybug. Also, one cut had to be from the cricut.

I used both my imagine and expression on this challenge.

Red cardstock from papertrey ink.
Pink and black cardstock from Stampin up
Create a critter cart for ladybug (cut at 3 inches)
Imagine stock images for rounded frames (cut at 3.5 inches)
Imagine more cards cart for background paper and frame for the quote
Quote sticker from bobunny
Peachy Keen critters size medium stamp set
Adhesive used: ATG scotch gold tape, zig pen
Stardust stickles

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cherry Pie Recipie Layout with the Imagine

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I recently got the imagine, and have been able to create some things with it this weekend. I am really loving all of the different patterns and images on the Kate's Kitchen cart. Here is a recipe page that I made. It is 11x 8.5". I used storybook for the font and used kate's kitchen for the pattern (great feature). The cherries were on the cart and I added some ribbon from Michael's. The yellow background paper is from Stampin up.
Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

First cricut imagine project

Hi all,
I made a card for my first project with the I. I love the imagine. There are so many options and it is EASY. I thought it might be tricky, but it is very user-friendly. I used the imagine more cards cartridge for this. I am happy with how it turned out for my first project. I am going to have to find some challenges/blogs on the imagine so I can learn more about it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

NSD Challenge 10

Hi folks,
I am back to challenge ten. I had some pet pics laying around and I though this would be a great opportunity to scrap! I used paper pups. I also used DCWV cardstock. I love my dog :) He is such a "water dog" in his kiddie pool. It helps cools him down! Go to www.mypinkstamper.com if you are interested in the challenges.

NSD Challenge 11 and Cardz TV challenge

Hi Everyone!
This is my participation for My Pink Stamper's Challenge 11: Use pink, green, and black in a project. I immediately thought of a watermelon with those colors. I am really happy with how the card turned out. I used stampin up retired cardstock and mypinkstamper fruit and veggie puns. I LOVE fruits and veggies! A stamp set with it is so much fun.
I also saw that cardz tv is having a challenge to make a card or scrapbook page with fruit! How awesome is that. This is my entry for that challenge as well. Check it out http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2011/05/national-scrapbooking-day-challenge.html#comment-form
Hope everyone is having a great Mother's day! Check the challenge out at www.mypinkstamper.com

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD Challenge 7

Another challenge! Make a scrapbook page! I chose to make a spring theme page. I used Nursery rhymes cart for the lady watering the flowers and for the font. I love the bright happy colors!
Check out more projects at www.mypinkstamper.com

NSD Challenge 5

Hi all,
This challenge was to create something 3-d. I absolutely love how this turned out, and just in time for Mother's Day. Now, I am all set for tomorrow since I made a Mother's Day card on the previous post. * I will be getting new flowers for this tomorrow, these tulips are just what I have on hand now* I used the WONDERFUL cart of Tags, Bags, Boxes and More ( I still don't know why they retired this one.) I used my 12 x 24 mat and beautiful K & Co. paper. The stamps are from mypinkstamper happiest moments. I used the loop punch from MS. Hope you like it! Check out more projects on www.mypinkstamper.com

NSD Challenge 4

This challenge for NSD was make something mothers day themed. I chose to make a Happy Mother's Day card. I used my fav cart ever- Create a critter! I think the deer is so cute. Head over to www.mypinkstamper.com to check out all the fun.

NSD Challenge 1

Hi everyone,
Happy National Scrapbook Day!!
Here is my entry for the NSD 1st challenge over at www.mypinkstamper.com She is having challenges and videos all day on her blog. There will be a total of 12 and her grand giveaway is a new cricut imagine.
The giveway is a pink ATG gun. OOO that would be fun to win.
For the challenge you have to make something with a cupcake!
I made a b-day card.
Have a great day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring cards

Hi everyone,
Here are some spring cards that I made. I think I have spring fever. It was 80 degrees last Sunday and this Sunday we only had a high of 50. Tomorrow we have a Winter Weather Advisory...argh. I suppose that is Michigan though.
The paper is by Stampin up and SEI. I used the Gypsy wanderings cricut cart for the flower.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Bird-day

Hi Eveyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been pretty busy and haven't found much time to create. Here is a card that I made for my sister for her Birthday. She loves nature, so I thought the bird was a good fit.

I love the paper I used on this card. It is by SEI.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Mailbox

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I am under the weather today with a cold/fever/cough *ick*. Here is a mailbox from target that I altered a while back. Hope everyone has a good day.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snow - My Creative Time Challenge

Hi Everyone!
This is for a challenge over at My Creative Time. The challenge was to use a paper doll cart and embossing on the project. I choose to use dry embossing with the cuttlebug on the girl. I made the girl and boy from the Everyday Paper Doll cart. I included it on a layout. I LOVE the sparkle paper. It is so much fun and reminds me of the glistening snow in the winter time!

Everyday Paper dolls cart
When It's Cold Outside cart
Coredinations Cardstock
Peachy Keen Everyday Assortment stamps
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
White gel pen

Hope everyone is having a Happy Saturday!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday

Hi all!
Here is a card I made for the challenge. The challenge was to incorporate something sweet into your project. Well, I choose to make a cupcake card. Mmmm..I have to be honest and say that it was making me want some cupcakes while making it! I used my new Hello Kitty Greetings cart that I scored at Michael's for $9.99.

DCWV the sweet stack cardstock
Papertrey Ink Pure poppy cardstock
Ribbon from M's
Stickles in Stardust and Fruit Punch

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hi everyone,
Here is a Layout I made for our wedding album. I actually drew the faces on myself rather than using Peachy Keen stamps. I love peachy keen stamps but I was trying to save some money here!
The arch says forever grand wedding chapel. This is the chapel we got married at in MGM Grand in Vegas. It was short and sweet but also very elegant :)
Have a great MLK day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas Eve Pizza Layout

Here is a simple layout. I still have to add the pic **OOPS** I haven't had time to get them printed out at Walgreens yet.
The little bird is from Jolly Holidays. I love that cart!

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 43

Hi everyone!
I made this card for the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge. I have never entered one of these but I love peachy keen stamps. I think it turned out okay for the first one.

Stampin up cardstock
Winter woodland cart for circle scallop
My pink stamper stamps Happiest Moments
Snowflake stamps from ???

Have a great night everyone!

My Pink Stamper Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a challenge on her blog. She is doing a blog hop and you have to put together one keyword on each page in order to figure out what the challenge is. I will leave that all up to you to figure out! tehehehe.
Anyways this was a fast easy card that I enjoyed making!


Stampin Up paper and ribbon
My Pink Stamper sentiment from "Happiest Moments" *Love her stamps*
Paisley cart for the elephant
Cuttlebug for the embosssing- I don't know the name of the folder- I think it is heart blocks?

Have a great day everyone!

Just Because Card

\I made this card to put in my stash that I can just grab as needed.
Life a Beach Cartridge
Winter Woodland Cartridge (scallop square)
Martha Stewart Scallop dot border punch
My Pink Stamper Everyday Life set

Pirate Ship ARRRGH!

This pirate ship was awesome to see in person. We saw it at a Port on Lake Huron where we parked my parents new sailboat and stayed there for the night. I used the Paper Doll cart for the pirates and Gypsy font for the title. I am not sure what the paper is- maybe BoBunny.

Here is a layout that was at Lake Huron. I used Gypsy font for the title. The pictures are beautiful.
I used Life's a Beach Cart for the shells and Pooh Font for the title. I also used a Martha Stewert Border punch for the border. I am happy with how this Layout turned out. It was taken at my family's cottage on Lake Huron. I can't figure out how to rotate the picture. LOL, I will figure that out later!