Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Busy Creating!

I have been on a roll this week! I planned and had a surprise b-day party for Antonio even kept it a secret until 15minutes before people started showing up! I made a lovely chandelier, finished my design team layout and made a Halloween center piece!!! I would tell you my scrap room is a wreck but it is not! I have been cleaning as I go, very proud of myself! So quickly before my puter dies I am posting pictures of the things i have made this past week. Except for the Halloween bouquet I accidentally deleted my picture of it and did not get a very good one with my phone! I made the chandelier with ds and home decor. I will post later with more details on how to make if anyone is interested!

Design Team layout:

Hanging from my ceiling


Thursday, September 24, 2009


Enter to win a GYPSY!! You can enter to win a gypsy at Cartridge Helper, they have all the latest info on cricut machines and cartridges! Good Luck!!


Saturday, September 19, 2009


A few weeks ago while looking threw a card sayings book, I came across this saying my house was clean yesterday, sorry you missed it". I thought it was perfect for my house! It always seems like I clean my house then it will stay clean for a few days, then it gets dirty and someone shows up! So, I finally got around to making it today!! I bought the blank sign from Hobby Lobby and the vinyl is Cricut. For the wording I used Lyrical Letters! Now, on to my next sign, its a NO SOLICITING sign!


Friday, September 18, 2009

New cartridges!!!

Well, as many of you know Cricut cartridges where on sale this week at Michalels! So, I went and got From my Kitchen and Sweethearts! Then decided I was not liking sweethearts too much so went to another M's and swapped it for the other one I really wanted Everyday Paper Dolls! LOVE THAT ONE!

I have to say the From my Kitchen one is cute but it really could have been better! Why is the mixer just a hand mixer, why isn't it a stand mixer or have to option to be a stand mixer??? That is the part that bugs me! Then it just seems like they didn't get too creative with some of the stuff. I don't know!

Then there is the Everyday Paperdolls, like I said above LOVE IT! I think Provo Craft did an excellent job on this paperdolls cart! I like that they didn't fill in spaces with multiple hair styles, shoes, etc.. I think everyone that I have showed it to has liked it! I think my personal favorite on the cartridge is the dog, she kinda looks like our Queenie dog!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009


Want to win a Gypsy?? Enter online at Cutting Above, the newest scrapbooking blog!!! Also, don't forget to watch the Gypsy debut on HSN September 24th!!


Monday, September 14, 2009


Well, this past weekend I took some no, alot of time and learned about a few things I have been wanting to learn. It took a few you tube video's, a few adobe video's and LOTS of practice but I got it!!

I learned how to make my signature, make a new header, and made the button you see to the right! The hardest part was figuring out how to save stuff as transparent. So, what do you think about all my cool new stuff??


Saturday, September 12, 2009


out my new signature.

What do you think??


Friday, September 11, 2009

I did it! I did it!!

Yay for me!! I finally learned how to make a watermark brush for my pictures!! Thanks to this you tube video and another photoshop video!! I am so excited! Now to figure out how to make my signature!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I finally finished my design team challenge for Whimsical Bugs. I have been putting it off for days now, because I just did not know what I wanted to do. I finally took the plunge and started working on it about 2 hours ago. I had one card made then saw a card sketch that I printed from Mojo Monday and it was perfect for what I needed to do!!!

The challenge was to find inspiration from this picture:

Well, I had a hard time with that. The only thing that stood out to me was the colors. Once I found the sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I went thru my scraps, cut them up and stuck them on! Then I cut the needle and thread from the Happily Ever After cartridge. I like the way the card came out cause to me it looks like fabric swatches. OK off to bed!

My take on the challenge:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A little bit of everything....

that is what I have been working on. Last week with the help of my mom and brother I kicked Julia out of my scrap room, well not really just her stuff. She had a dresser in here that I kept her clothes in and at some point started piling my junk on. I realized one night while laying in bed that if I moved it into her room and some of her toys not being played with out I would have more space. And what do you know I do!! It's like I got a whole new room! After I moved her stuff, I then realized I needed to move my room so I did. I have been happy with it so far, it only took 2 hours to get it the way I want.

As for scrapbooking, I am working on a 8x8 album of Julia's 4th b-day party. I need to finish it before she turns 5!! I'm almost done, just need 1-2 more pages then my title cuts and stuff like that. Its hard to adapt to 8x8 when I am used to 12x12. I made another card, for my cousins b-day coming up. I like the way it turned out, just have to remember to sign it!! The card I made a few weeks ago for my nephew, I forgot to sign and gave it to him blank! lol that's ok he still liked it,.........I hope. Now I have 2 more to make one for Antonio's 30th b-day and one for someone else! I am starting to like this card making thing. I like it even more that I am making the card when I need it to customize it for the person instead of making cards, storing them and pulling one out a few months later. Does that make since?? I have not yet started on my Whimsical Bugs DT challenge for this week. I am so lost on what to do. think, think, think......

I don't have any pictures of my current work, so I leave you with this picture I took last week. I walked by the bathroom and saw this:


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