Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Update

Just a quick update to let you know I'm still alive. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! It's been very hot and humid here, but a very good one nonetheless.

I haven't had much crafting mojo this summer, but I can feel it coming back. I have some ideas of some cards and scrapbook pages that I will probably be creating sometime in the next week or so.

I've recently found out that we are getting a Michael's in our area soon. That is so awesome!! Currently, we have NO craft stores locally; no Hobby Lobby, no Joann's....the only one we have anywhere close is Michael's, and it is a 45 minute drive, so I am SUPER excited about it coming. Once we get the Michael's, I will be able to create alot more. It's pretty much a pain to have to drive 45 minutes to get scrapbooking supplies.

Anyway, that's about it for now. Hopefully, if all goes the way I am hoping, I will be creating some cards and stuff in the next couple of weeks and will get them posted.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Our New Neighbors!

A few days ago while my husband was mowing grass, he noticed that we had some new neighbors. When I came home from work on my lunch hour, he and my daughter were eager for me to meet these new neighbors. My daughter begins walking me out our back door. This was odd because we have no houses in back of us. A little closer walk revealed this.....

Do you see her? Right in the middle of the picture? It's a bird. This was the closest I could get without disturbing her because she was laying on these....

Aren't they precious? I don't know a whole lot about birds, but what would possess them to lay eggs in the middle of a yard? We have squirrels, deer and apparently a cat that I've never seen before until today. I was checking on the bird through our kitchen window and noticed a big white cat hunched down harassing the little family. I quickly ran out there to shoo it away and that's how I was able to snap the picture of the eggs. I hope they make it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's been a while!

I can't believe we are half way through June and I haven't posted anything! It's been quite a busy month already. I have already celebrated both my dad and my husband's father's day, my younger sister graduated high school and our AC broke at home so we had a few days with no AC and when you live down south, that just isn't cool (pun intended) LOL:)

I haven't done any crafting because I've been pretty busy with other things, but hopefully, I'll be able to get some projects done soon and post them.

A big thanks to those who follow me. Don't forget to leave me comments so I can check out your blogs too!

God bless!

Friday, May 28, 2010

MPS Father's Day Challenge

Here is my submission for the My Pink Stamper Father's Day Challenge. I think I speak for most of us paper crafters when I say that masculine cards are my least favorite. They are....well...challenging! But that's exactly why I love these challenges. It gives us a chance to go outside our comfort zone. Overall, I'm actually pretty pleased with how this card turned out and I think my dad will be too! :)

I used Paper Pups cricut cartridge for the "relax" and Storybook for "Dad." The paper is from a paper pad called Occasions and Celebrations Year Book Paper Pad. I stamped the inside with an alphabet stamp set by Making Memories.

Trip Down Memory Lane

I was going through some old pictures last night and ran across a couple that I've been wanting to scrapbook for a while. Well, today I am off work, my daughter is in school and my hubby is working. With that said, I am in full scrapbook mode.

This first layout is of my daughter's dedication. I can't believe that was 12 years ago! It's a very simple layout and can you believe it? NO cricut cuts whatsoever!! Sometimes, I amaze myself.
(Remember, you can click on the pictures to enlarge.

This one is my wedding day. I don't know what it is about this picture, but I absolutely love it. I think it's my favorite from our special day. Maybe it's that we weren't posing, we were just being us; laughing and just being in love. I used Storybook cricut cartridge for all the cuts.

Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Momo's Challenge

Here is my submission for Momo's Challenge. We had to create a child or teen's birthday card. I just got Everyday Paper Doll's today and I love it! It is so easy to use. I can see that I'll get alot of use out of this cartridge.

Everything was cut out using Everyday Paper Dolls except the "Birthday Girl", which was cut using the Storybook cartridge.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week in our area and with my daughter now in middle school, that means five different teachers. I was trying to think of an inexpensive, yet nice way to show the teachers they are appreciated without breaking that bank and came up with this idea. You've probably all seen a tutorial or another about covering the Hershey nuggets. I covered them using patterned paper cut at 1" x 3". Then I just put them in the cellophane sleeves that I put my cards in and the topper is the marquee shape cut from the Storybook cricut cartridge. The bottom marquee is cut at 5 1/2" and the top layer is cut at 5". The thanks and stars stamp sets were from the dollar spot at Michael's.

It was so difficult to get a good picture of these! The light kept shining off the cellophane causing a really bad picture, so this is the best I could do. You can click on the picture to see an enlarged image.

Not sure why the first picture looks orange and yellow, it's actually red and yellow.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Graduation Announcements

Here is what I've been busy doing...

I can't believe my baby sister is graduating high school. I feel so old!

Red and black are her school colors. This announcement measures 9 1/4 x 4. Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Quick Scrapbook layout

Just a quick layout I did using my Paper Pups cartridge and some DCWV cardstock. The journaling spot is just some white cardstock that I stamped lines on and matted it onto the same blue cardstock that I have for where the pictures will go. The little stamp in the
corner of the journaling spot reads "home is where your dog is" and is from the dollar spot at Michael's. You can click on the picture to see it in more detail. TFL!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Inspired by Momo

First of all, please ignore the left side of this picture where I accidentally photographed some my work area. I was using a different camera and the screen is incredibly small. I couldn't tell it was like that until I uploaded it. Oops!

Anyway, these altered binder clips were inspired by Momo over at I think I first saw these in her craft show video. They are perfect for holding photographs and are sooo super easy to make. In fact, I've even covered some clips to use at work for their intended use, holding papers together. It's much cuter with the patterned paper instead of just the plain boring black metal. After attaching the patterened paper, I just leave it as is, without attaching the scalloped circle and cute image.

I purchase my binder clips at Staples. You get 12 for $3.79. I think they would make perfect gifts.

Thanks Momo for all your inspiring projects!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Momo's First Challenge.

Momo over at Made By Momo has posted her first challenge. Her only rule was to create something using an animal and since I don't have the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge....YET, I decided to turn to my Paper Pups cartridge and this what I came up with.

Supplies used: Plantin Schoolbook for the grass and Paper Pups for the dog, butterfly and clouds. Diamond stickles on the clouds and the "have a wonderful day" is a stamp set by Stampendous! called Flower Chat. That sentiment is stamped in ColorBox Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Graduation and birthdays!

Hello everyone! This time of year is especially busy for me....busy and fun. My husband and my daughter's birthday is in April and only 15 days apart! So, as you can imagine, I've been super busy, but it's so much fun!

This year is also the year my little sister graduates from high school.I've been recruited to do her graduation announcements. I did a couple sample ones for her and my mom to choose from and now that they've made their decision, it's time to start making them. I'd better get busy...June is so close!

I would also like to participate in Momo's challenge, so hopefully on Sunday, I can get something done for that. I've only done one challenge so far, but they are lots of fun!

Okay, time for dinner. Til next time!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Okay, I did it. I decided to participate in a challenge. This challenge comes from My Pink Stamper. Her rules were to use your Cricut and the colors pink, green and black. I think those colors look fabulous together so I decided this would be a good first one to try. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to end up with, but I'm pretty pleased with it.

Supplies Used: Cricut cartridge used for this was Christmas Cheer and the "Happy Birthday" stamp was from the dollar spot at Michaels. Pink cardstock is from Bazzill. White and black cardstock is from Michaels and Crystal Stickles.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Feeling Crafty.

For some reason I was in a crafy mood this week. I think the arrival of my two new Cricut cartridges had something to do with it. I just got Storybook and Sweet Treats.

Here are some of the crafts I did. I altered notebooks, made mini Post-It note holders and a few cards. The cards were made using Paper Pups and Sweet Treats Cricut cartridges. Enjoy!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Goodies

It's almost that time again....Easter! I teach Youth Sunday School at my church and when I was looking for inspiration on what to make my kids this Easter, I looked no farther than Kerry's blog. She has to coolest projects and these goodies were super easy to make! Her version is for Valentine's Day but you could alter it for almost any occasion. Check her out her blog at