Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A nice surprise...

I received this award from kaleidoscopecreations...THANKS TAM!
7 things about me...
I am a Capricorn.
I like to crack my knuckles.
I tend to do only one task at a time until it's finished before starting anything new.
I am a gum chewer...Trident is my fave.
I played 4 years of high school softball and 4 years of summer league.
I am a big Penn State Fan!!
I love watching baseball...Atlanta Braves are my fave.

Thank You Everyone...

I have to say that I am completely overwhelmed at the responses I am receiving. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You ladies are so kind and supportive. I really do appreciate you visiting, leaving comments, and becoming followers. You guys ROCK!!!!

"Happy Mother's Day" two page layout.

I just finished up this Mother's Day layout. The photo sizes are 4x6 and 3.25x6. I just placed the "blank photos" on for now and when I get photos I can remove the blanks and add real photos.
The papers and card stock are DCWV "Nana's nursery-baby boy" stack. Now I do not have boys, but I liked the colors in this stack and thought they would be great for this layout.
All of the flowers I put together, using the "sweet treats" cartridge. After cutting them out, I stiffened each of the flowers with mod podge which I mixed with PeralEx "macropearl"...they are shimmery in person. I folded the tips of the flowers for added dimension and held them together with a Stampin' Up brad.
The title was cut using the "Mother's Day" mini cartridge. I added some mini pearls for fun.
That's pretty much it. Thank you for looking!

My entry for "My Pink Designers"

This was my entry for My Pink Designer. The basket was cut from the "Easter" cartridge and the shamrock from "designer's calendar" cartridge. The face stamp is Peachy Keen Stamps "everyday character face assortment". The paper and cardstock is DCWV and from an older spring stack that I had. To make the grass inside the basket I cut thin strips from the left over paper and ran it through my Fiskars "wavy" crimper.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I was choosen to be a "Pink Designer" on My Pink Stamper. It was a total surprise as Robyn, Karlee, and Tammy announced the names during the live Ustream this evening. Congrats to all who was picked. This will be FUN!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"May" calendar page.

Here is my May calendar page. I know, it doesn't officially say "May" on it...but this is my daughter's birthday month so I thought I'd make a special page for her. With that being said here are the details. The photo sizes are 5x3 and 3x3. The pattern papers are BasicGrey "cupcake". The cardstock is a variety of Bazzill, DCWV, and Stampin' Up. The only thing I cut with my Cricut were the triangles for the banner. I used the "sweet treats" cartridge on page 44 of the handbook, it is the party hat cut! I just cut enough of those to spell out happy birthday and for some added interest I made stitched lines with my white pen. The alpha stamp is "doodle alphabet" by Close To My Heart. The "pleated paper" technique I got from Megan...thanks Megan!! The distressed flower I made, THANKS to Christina for the GREAT tutorial, using my SU scallop circle punch. I punched five scallops from a piece of pattern paper, crumpled them up, poked a hole in the middle, and put them onto a medium sized brad. I fussed with the scallops a little bit and adhered it to the page. I like how this one turned out. Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Sunday...

Thought I would share some digital layouts I had made using PSE6.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First day of spring...

Finally it's here! I didn't think I'd make it, especially after the Febuary we had with all the snow. It has been very spring like here mid 60's and sunny...LOVE THAT!

We're getting our vegetable garden ready this weekend plus getting things prepared for our new deck. I hope to have that done by the end of May, but we'll see what happens.

On a scrapping note, I've been working on my May calendar page, just fussing over some paper flowers I had cut from my Cricut. Since it had been nice out, my projects have slowed down.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nine new Cricut cartridges...

Oh my! My Pink Stamper and Joy and Melanie all made some really awesome layouts and cards using these new nine sure to check each link, as these ladies have super giveaways too. Here is the list of the newly released cartridges...all due to be available mid April. If you would like to view the images of these please visit Cricut.
1. Create A Critter
2. Robotz
3. Nursery Rhymes
4. Summer In Paris--a seasonal mini
5. Summer Vacation--a seasonal mini
6. Independence Day--a seasonal mini
7. Holiday cakes
8. Elegant cakes
9. Birthday cakes

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just one more day...

Tomorrow is "Hello Thursday" at Be sure to check there, as they will be announcing some new Cricut cartridges. I am not sure exactly when they make these announcements, just check a few times. The last time Provo Craft announced new cartridges, the messageboard was so jammed that I could not get in. If this happens to you, there are a couple of other places that I heard of that are sharing the exciting news as sure to check My Pink Stamper or Everyday Cricut or Obsessed with Scrapbooking or Courtney Lane Designs.

How thoughtful...

What a nice surprise from Cyndi's Craft Corner. I was excited to see that I had received this "Beautiful Blog" award. Thank you so much Cyndi. So the rules are, tell 7 things that someone would not know about me.
1. my favorite color is green.
2. I had braces in high school.
3. I live in the country, but we don't farm.
4. we have 2 dogs.
5. I'm shy.
6. I love scary movies.
7. I am a stay at home mom.

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's a new work week...

Here we are Monday again. It is still wet and soggy here. The front yard is pretty much like a marsh and keeping the dogs out of it is impossible. So, we've gone though three old bath towels this weekend for drying off the dogs as they come inside...ahhh spring! Hopefully this will all dry up very soon.

On a scrapping note, I've been cleaning/purging and re-organizing my scrap closet. I've found a new spot for my Cricut cartridges, so no more searching through my rolling tote to get the one I need. I am still going through some bits and scraps of paper/card stock that have just been accumulating and throwing a lot away...I didn't realize that it had piled up so badly. It feels refreshing that I no longer have to scrap out of my tote bags...maybe I can use things now that I had forgot I had, because it was lost in the bottom of my bag somewhere. There will be some major excitement this Thursday on the Cricut message boards, as Provo Craft announces a bunch of new cartridges...I can't wait!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

"April" calendar page.

Here is my April calendar page. I used the same layout template as the March calendar page, though I did move a couple pieces around. I used "designer's calendar" cricut cartridge for both April and Easter and I used pop dots to raise them off the page.. I made the flowers myself and spritzed them with my homemade glimmer spray. The bunny is a punch out and was already embossed. Most of the papers are from last years "spring stack" by DCWV.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring is in the air...

These last few days here have been nice, upper 50's. I've noticed that our trees have buds on them and all that snow is pretty much gone from our yard. I raked up sticks and twigs from the front yard and some more from the looks a lot nicer. Chris and I have been discussing our plans for the new deck project and hope to get that going very soon. I've caught the "spring cleaning bug" and have been doing things around the house.

On a scrapping note, I've been working on another calendar page, organizing my stuff, and coming up with future projects to keep me busy.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

"March" calendar page

This is a calendar page I made using "designer's calendar" and "printing 101" cricut cartridges. I am really pleased on how it turned much so that I've considered making a calendar page for each of the remaining 11 months. The white blank space is a place for a 4x6 photo to be put on later. I only put a small amount of adhesive on the back so I could replace it for an actual photo. The patterned paper is some older K&Co. that I've had for a while and cardstock is DCWV...I have so much paper...but that's a whole other story!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Goodness sakes...

Here it is Wednesday evening and I have not posted since Monday. I'm working on a couple things to share with Megan at Above Rubies Studio and keeping busy with the girls and school. It is Dr. Suess week at school so the girls have been dressing up each day, what fun. I don't remember doing that when I was in elementary school.

On another note, I have been looking into purchasing a "flip video". I would like to use it for demonstrating projects. So we'll see how that goes, as this step is all new to me. According to the reviews I've read, it seems pretty simple...saying is easier than doing, right?!

Monday, March 1, 2010

OMGosh...I was chosen...

Finally...after appling for a position to be a "Club Ruby" designer at Above Rubies Studio back in the beginning of Febuary, the winners were chosen today and I was one of many winners! I am just very honored and excited to be a part of this. I can't wait to get started. Thanks Megan for giving me this opportunity.