Thursday, January 22, 2015

You're so cool

Hi everyone,
I am back with another winter project. This time it's a penguin from Create a Critter. These projects made such easy and fun thank you cards.
Thanks for visiting today!
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Monday, January 19, 2015

FCCB Challenge Snowmen



 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #243 Snowmen

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Pretty Cute Stamps

 

~This Weeks Challenge~
Snowmen
Create a project inspired by Snowmen/Snowpeople

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. I hope that you can all join in the challenge which now lasts for two weeks!

Here is my project:
 

I have a video for you all too.

Thanks for visiting.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

CardzTV Card Challenge "Card for any Occasion

HI everyone,
My  project today is for the CardzTV cardz challenge. This week's challenge is to make a card for any occasion. My card today is for my niece's 6th birthday. It was perfect because we went to Farrell's for her birthday and she was wearing her Elsa costume and had an Elsa wand too.

My image is from SVG Cutting Files and was a freebie for participating in their blog hop.

 Be sure to link up your project for a chance to win a set of CardzTV stamps.

I used this stamp set for my project this week:
 
Here is my project:
 
Thanks for visiting and be sure to join in the challenge!
 
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thanks for giving a hoot

Hi everyone,
I am back with another  project today. Does anyone have a use your stash before buying more crafty stuff resolution? My goal is to get to March before buying anything new. The Scrapbook Expo is in March so I would like to be able to go and buy a few things but I do have so much paper and other crafty stuff that I just have no place to put anything new.
 
I believe that the owl is from Create a Critter 2 cartridge and the sentiment is from CardzTv.
Thanks for visiting today.

 
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Winter Girl Thank You Card

Hi everyone,
I am back with a project video for you all. Unfortunately, another project that I mailed before taking a picture but fortunately I have this video. Honestly, I am quite happy that my cards actually made it into the mail to someone. I so rarely mail cards just make them. It's nice that these cards had some purpose.


Thanks for visiting,
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Birchbox and Boxycharm Review ~December 2014~

Hi everyone,

Today, I am sharing a video of a couple of subscription boxes from December. I am sharing Birchbox and Boxy Charm. Birchbox is $10.00 a month and you can do reviews of all of your products and earn half your money back in the form of points that you can use in the Birchbox store. If you are interested in Birchbox be sure to use my link here. Boxycharm is $21.00 a month and is my favorite box.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Mittens Cricut Card

Hi everyone,
Today's project is another one without a picture but just a video! It's a simple and easy card but you need to watch the video to see it!




I am now back at work and it's funny that after two weeks off, it feels like I was never gone. The only good part is that my house is clean and somewhat organized so that makes going back a little easier!
Thanks for visiting,
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bird in Winter

Hi everyone,

Today's project is one that I made to use for a thank you cards. I really like using Christmas papers for these cards. It helps me use up the scraps on my desk but hopefully some of the paper pads and stamps that I already have out.

I unfortunately sent this card before taking a picture of it. I have no idea what I was thinking but I do have a video.



I think it's because I hardly send my cards so I completely forgot to take pictures of quite a few of my projects for this month but hopefully you guys can watch the videos and get the gist of what I made.

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year.
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Monday, January 5, 2015

FCCB Challenge Winter Projects



 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #242-Winter Fun

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Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
~This Weeks Challenge~
Winter Fun! Make a project showing fun things to do in winter.

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

The challenges for FCCB are now bi-weekly giving you all more time to join in! Here is my project. So sorry for the bad lighting but I had to mail this card and my camera was at my parents house!

I used the Winter Frolic cartridge and some scrap from Christmas paper packs. The sentiment is from CardzTV and I used a Peachy Keen face. I think it was the Garden faces. Thanks for visiting and I hope that you all find some time to join in the challenge.
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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!




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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Cheer

Hi everyone,
Merry Christmas Eve! We will be over at my parents' house this evening to celebrate with my entire family. To keep the kids occupied, I am taking them to John's Incredible Pizza which is kind of like Chuck E Cheese. I also have to make a chocolate cake!

Today's project is a new ongoing project I hope to continue in the new year and another way that I am using up my Christmas stuff while it's out taking up space on my desk. First, I have a ton of Julie Nutting Prima Doll stamps which I love but I don't really use much. I bought one of the small art journals and will be doing a fun art journal book using the dolls. This is the first page inspired by Nicole Magourik. Her blog and projects are super fab.
The sentiment is from Mama Elephant "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear." The dog is from Simon Says Stamp. I think it came out cute and who says all new things have to start in the new year!

Thanks for visiting today.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Mini Album 2014

Hi everyone,
Today I am sharing a video of my holiday album in progress. Today, I took the kids to Dave and Buster's and met my sister and her family there. My sister and I used to go there all the time and we have thousands of tickets on our cards each so the kids got to play and then pick out a lot of prizes!

Only a couple of more days left!



Thanks for visiting!
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Skatin' By

Hi everyone,

I am back today with another holiday thank you card. Before you put all of your holiday stuff away, make a few thank you cards, scrapbook layouts, albums, smash book page and so on. It's a good way to shrink your holiday stash and maybe you will have less to put away. At least that's what I tell myself. My card uses the penguin stamp set from Mama Elephant.
Super easy! I also used a die from Lawn Fawn. I love these word die. Just a couple of words and you can easily snazz up a simple card.

Today, I am going to try and get Tyler some baseball gear, get Lily a hair cut and take her to her private dance lesson. Then take the kids somewhere fun to play. Have a great day everyone.


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Sunday, December 21, 2014

You're Cool

Hi everyone,
I am all done with Christmas cards! Yay! So now I am onto thank you cards. I usually use my holiday paper and stamps to make these. It's a good way to get more use out of your holiday craft stuff. Today, I am using the new penguin stamp set from Mama Elephant.
So easy but so cute. I used my copics, scraps and my wink of stella silver pen.

Today, I plan on taking the kids to a bounce house. They are having a cookies with Santa program. I will of course do non fun things to day like my nemesis laundry.

Have a good day everyone!


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Meowie Christmas

Hi everyone,
 I have made it to Day 20 of my 25 Days of Christmas. I am in the home stretch. Today, I am sharing a Christmas card for one of Lily's dance teachers. I gave them all giftcards.
I do love my Hello Kitty cartridges. I would love for Provocraft to do another one but they don't seem to be doing too many licensed cartridges anymore, even though they have a Frozen one that will hopefully be available soon to non Explore users. The sentiment is from CardzTV stamps. My paper is from an older MME paper pad.

Today, is dance class and I am going to get Lily a little trim, her hair has gotten very unruly and its time to tame it a bit. Not too short because I need to put it in a bun for dance competitions.

Thanks for visiting today.


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Planning for 2015

HI everyone,
Today's post is about planning and planners. About this time, many of make goals to organize and plan. I have always had a paper planner and while my phone can be handy, I personally find old school paper planners just work better for me. I need to see everything in front of me, especially with everybody's very different activities and schedules.

My planner of choice is the Erin Condren planner. Now, this planner is a little bit pricy but there are other planners on Etsy for example that are not as pricy and yet very similar in style. My planner is an 18 month planner as I was coming off of using Franklin Covey and it ended in June.

You might remember my video:



The nice thing about a paper planner is that you can decorate it and use all kinds of fun office type supplies as well as washi tape, stickers and other items from your crafty stash. Here are some pics of some decorated pages.


I have done tons of research on planners and so for now this is working for me. I tweak exactly how I do up my pages. I also have found some really fun planner stamps. The ones that I have purchased are from Sweet Stamp Shop, Studio L2E and Waffleflower.

I also purchased a Hobonichi planner and I hope to use that for journaling which I am committed to doing for 2015 and will show you that hopefully soon as it is being shipped from Japan.

Today, we had our work holiday party and it is my last day of work for 2014! Tomorrow is my first official day of vacation. Yay!
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello Kitty Holidays

Hi everyone,
Today is another barely made it on time post. Today's post uses my Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge which I love.
There was another party today at work, a pizza party. Lily had her holiday party today, they made gingerbread houses and her big sister went. She's going to take one for the team tomorrow and go to Tyler's party too. I have just a handful of little things left to do!

Thanks for visiting.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Merry and Bright

Hi everyone,
I made it to Day 17 of the 25 Days of Christmas. I am in the home stretch now. I only need a handful of Christmas cards for Lily's dance teachers so cards for them will be next and I have a few ideas for how to handle the last few days and then I will probably take a short posting break after Christmas to recover from the holidays.

Yesterday, I had lunch with the Librarians' from the other school. BTW, have you guys watched the Librarians' TV show? Totally cheesy but I like it! It makes us look a little less dorky which is nice. I also took my kids over to play with their cousins and took their picture for their families Christmas card.

Onto my card today, I used Polar Pals and I promise this is the last of them. When I have a stamp set out or a paper pad out, I tend to make a bunch while they are taking up space anyway on my desk.
Thanks for visiting today!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Scandinavian Christmas

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another Pause Dream Enjoy linky party. The challenge this week is North Pole. I used the Scandinavian Cricut cartridge.


 Here is my project:
I hope that you all are able to join in the challenge!
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Monday, December 15, 2014

More Polar Pals

Hi everyone,
I am posting this in advance and I know tomorrow I will feel great that I am not rushing around at 10:30 at night trying to post a project. I am using Mama Elephant's Polar Pals again with more Pinterest casing. Here is my project:

I tried to use Distress markers but they didn't really do the job for me so I used a combo of Copic markers and watercoloring using SU ink pads. Topped off with some stickles and sequins and I think it turned out so cute!

Thanks for visiting.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Polar Pals

Hi everyone,
I made it again just under the wire today for my project. I had a little holiday party with a few friends from work. I cooked lunch, we ate cookies and had a white elephant gift exchange. They we gossiped and hung out. It was super fun. Lily had a dance holiday party but came home around 5:00 so my time was taken up until Tyler came home and both kids were hungry so I had to feed them a light meal and then of course they wanted to try some of the cookies my friends made. They were happy to be home I think especially my boy who has been having a really hard time lately, especially with anger. So I bought him a journal that locks and gave it to him when I saw him yesterday at Lily's dance class. He told me today, that his father took it and then his father said he forgot where he put it and couldn't find it so he didn't get to finish writing his feelings and he was so upset that he didn't come home with it. I won't tell you what I think happened.

Anyway, they are happy that it is the last week before break and so I got to get on the ball and organize what we are doing next week.

Now onto my project. I used Mama Elephant stamps and I did some casing on Pinterest.
Isn't it just the cutest? The stamp set is called Polar Pals and I also have the dies which go with it. Thanks so much for visiting today.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Quick Snowman Card

HI everyone,
I barely got this card done today. Yikes. Super busy. I went to Lily's ballet class and then to Ulta and signed up Tyler for baseball. Then I went with my sister to the Scholastic Warehouse booksale. Oh, I forgot to mention that I also went to Barnes and Noble at 9am before I did anything else. Plus laundry and I did some cooking prep as I am having a small party tomorrow.

It's not my favorite card but sometimes you just got to go with what you got!
The snowman if from the Creative Memories Christmas cartridges
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