Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leapin' Lizards

Since I have been going to a gazillion birthday parties lately, I decided I should have some little boy birthday cards handy. This one was made with some leftover paper from a scrappin' kit. The dinosaur and volcano were cut from Create a Critter cartridge. The sentiment is from Pink By Design.
Create a Critter cartridge
Embossing folder
White gel pen
Crikey by Pink By Design
Also, I didn't want to forget Happy Leap Year! Today is my Uncle's birthday. He only gets one every 4 years so I hope he is enjoying his day. I never met anyone else who had a birthday on this day. Don't forget blog candy here.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Picture Perfect

Another scrapbook layout today, getting them done! This is from a layout kit that I had purchased from a CTMH rep. I was very excited to find it in my stash because I was ready to scrap my Lily's birthday pictures from last year! If you have a huge stash like I do, shop it every so often, you don't what gems you've forgotten you have hidden there.
Don't forget blog candy here!
I also thought that I would share a bread making catrastrophe with you. I got this book called Bread in 5 Minutes. My dad is using it and the bread really is amazing. Anyway, to make a crispy crust it recommends steam and to put a pan with hot water in it under the pan with the bread. Well, apparently I don't know much about chemistry because I used a glass dish which exploded in my oven. No one was hurt but we had to take the oven apart to clean up the glass. Lesson learned!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Feeling snappy?

Today's card uses a bunch of scraps that I had in my very huge scrap bin. The cardstock was ripped and I stippled with some cocoa ink. The crab and sandcastle are from Create a Critter and has some accents from my white gel pen. The dp is retired SU from a mini a couple of seasons ago. The sentiment is from Pink by Design.
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
DP from SU
Crikey stamp set from Pink by Design
White gel pen
Modern label punch

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Tea for two

Agnes is the winner of my last bi-weekly blog candy. Please email me with your address to claim your prize. This time I am giving away this Fancy Pants paper pad. You have two weeks to enter. Just leave a comment on this post and you may leave a second comment if you are a follower. I will select a winner using in two weeks.
This is a shaped card made with this month's favorite cartridge, Once Upon a Princess. The cart had a design on the front which I hid using my Gypsy. I cut this cute flower also on this card and put it on the front instead. It looked so plain, so I used my black pen for a bit of stitching. The top of the teapot has been embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder.
Once Upon a Princess Cartridge cut at 3.65
Martha Stewart black journaling pen
Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Pear & White cardstock
Scrap of dp

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Just a Disney girl

Yeah! Today, I am sharing a 12x12 layout that I made in a class like two years ago but never got around to putting pictures in it. We finally had the most perfect pictures to use. I love these pictures and we even had a picture taken with Minnie! Thanks for looking today.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray Pluto

I made today's card to a birthday party that Tyler was going to. The invitation was Mickey Mouse so I was hoping that the little boy liked Disney. My stepdaughter went to the party and told me that everything was Disney. The Pluto cut is from Mickey and Friends, the paper is from Creative Imaginations and the sentiment is from CTMH.
Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge
Creative Imaginations DP
SU Punch
Card Chatter Birthday - CTMH

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hello Kitty Love

Today, I am sharing my Valentine's card to my Lily. She likes Hello Kitty so I cut this fun image from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. The sentiment is from You're My Best Buddy - Creative Time stamps and the cardbase is from Just Cards Cartridge. A simple but cute card.
Just Cards and Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge
DP from SU
You're My Best Buddy - Creative Time stamps

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sweet Baby Shower Card

Today's card is a case and I can't remember from who. If you know please let me know so that I can edit this post to give proper credit. I made this card for my cousin who is expecting a little boy after trying to have a baby for 5 years! The crib and outfit is from Baby Steps and I can't remember what cart I cut the teddy bear from because I tried a couple of bears before deciding this was the one. Some of his teddy bear parts have some fluff on them. The dp is all from SU and I just love how it came out! Edited to add: Please visit Crafting with Katie. She is the one I cased this lovely card from. Thanks to the blog reader who alerted me to who it was.
Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge
Hostess dp from SU
Bashful Blue DP from SU
White gel pen from Ranger
Olive green, White, Bashful Blue cardstock
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug

Blog candy can be found here.

Also, don't forget that it's SU sale-a-bration time. Get free product, including exclusive stamps and papers for every $50 you spend. If you spend $150, you also get a free SU tote bag. I am offering a 20% discount on all orders during sale-a-bration. My sidebar has the catalogs and also my email address for ordering.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy hearts day

Happy Valentine's Day. Kiss someone you love (furbabies count). Thought I would do a quick post and show you guys the Valentine's gifts that I made for my children. I made tags for all of them and gave them a little bit of candy and a fun gift.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

All About Me

Today, I am sharing a scrapbook layout that I made from a pre-made kit. Before I got really involved with my Cricut and scrapbooking using a diecut machine, I had bought quite a few pre-made scrapbook layouts from a scrapbook store that has since gone out of business. Part of my "use my stash" goal is to try and utilize some of these pre-made kits. The idea was to use these to get caught up. This kit had the colors I was looking for. It is a layout of Ty's Pre-K graduation. I thought about changing title and jazzing it up but I ended up leaving it just the way it was.

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Friday, February 10, 2012


Hi everyone! I hope that everyone is happy because today is Friday! Nothing special planned forthe weekend just the usual. But I have Monday off and will be going for a massage and a facial and then DH and I are going out to dinner for V-Day! I have this paperpad to giveaway, to win leave a comment on this post and you will have two weeks to enter. If you are a subscriber or a follower you may leave a second comment.

The winner of my last giveaway is Julie E! Please email me with your address. My email is under my picture. Also, the winner of the February resolutions giveaway of a box of paper is Lisa from Lisa's Creative Niche! Be sure to email be so that I can mail you prizes to you!
Today's card is a simple one. I used my Bo Bunny valentine paper, pink organza ribbon and cuts from Once Upon a Princess and I think this is from Sweethearts. I stitched around the outside with my white gel pen. It was a CASE but after I made it, I don't "love it". That's a quote from Lily. When she likes something she "loves it" and when she doesn't "she doesn't love it." The other day she was eating her dinner and she told me "I don't love it" mama. She has a dramatic side for sure. Thanks for looking everyone!
Sweethearts and Once Upon a Princess cartridge
Crazy Love DP from Bo Bunny
Pink Organza ribbon - just loose in a drawer
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Ranger white gel pen

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Somebunny Special

Today's card allowed me to use this cute rabbit cut from Create a Critter and sentiment from Go Green - Pink Design stamps. It's also on an action wobble and I used these cute Peachy Keen Everyday Characters face stamps. I always forget to use these because I have to hide the face features on my Gypsy before I hit cut. I'd love to get more of these but I'm still using my stash!
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge cut at 3.5
Crazy Love dp from Bo Bunny
Sentiment from Go Green - Pink by Design
White gel pen from Ranger
Chocolate and Blushing Pink cardstock
Action Wobble
Button from PaperTreyInk
White taffeta ribbon by SU
Everyday Character Faces by Peachy Keen Stamps

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Hogs and Kisses

I have been wanting to use this fun sentiment for awhile. I am thinking about giving this card to the secretary at work - she LOVES pigs! Just the cute ones of course. This cut is from the Create a Critter cartridge. If you got a Cricut recently and are overwhelmed by what cartridges to get. I highly recommend this one because you will have a high level of success with this cartridge. It layers nicely and easily, there aren't a ton of tiny little pieces like some carts and there are not just animals on here but other fun cuts too.

This cut had 5 layers. There were 3 layers to the main pig but I only cut 2 and just put some hot pink cardstock behind the ears instead of cutting a whole pig. The other layers were the skirt and the nose. Super easy and cute.I put some stickles on the nose and cheeks because I had the perfect cotton candy stickles and some light doodling. The sentiment is from AMuse art stamps and fit my image perfectly. I added some silver Viva Decor dots on the side of the sentiment because it just looked like it needed something.
Create a Critter Cartridge
Cotton Candy Stickles by Ranger
White gel pink by Ranger
Crazy Love DP from Bo Bunny
SU cardstock - Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler
Martha Stewart Valentine ribbon
Heart Border Punch
Farm fun from Amuse Studio

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blog candy reminders

Hi everyone, I hope that everyone is having a fun weekend! I just wanted to remind you of the blog candy that I have on my blog. To win a Free Bird paper pad, visit here. You may leave a comment on each post for extra chances. To win a box of misc. paper from my cleaning out and paying it forward stash, visit this post.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kiss Me

We've all kissed a few frogs in our lifetime - the key is to find the one that turns into at least something that resembles a prince! Today's card uses the Once a Princess cartridge and this fun cut. The dp is Crazy Love by Bo Bunny. I was so proud of myself because I could not find a stamp that said 'kiss me'. Now, I am pretty sure that I have one somewhere....normally, I would see that as a sign that I needed to buy a new stamp set. INSTEAD....I wrote the word - I could've typed in on my computer but at the time my husband had just set up my brand new computer and my work processing program wasn't installed yet so I wrote it. I also was so happy to use this little doodad that fit my color scheme perfectly.
Once a Princess cricut cartridge
Blushing Bride and olive cardstock by SU
White gel pen by Ranger
Candy Cane stickles by Ranger
Modern Label punch by SU
Doodad by SU
Crazy Love by Bo Bunny

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Puppy Love

Isn't this a cute little card? So simple to do. I think this heart is on the Sweethearts cart which I've been using quite a bit but the dog definitely is. I used my Gypsy to make sure that the dog fit in the heart. I used a little bit of stickles on the dog's nose and tongue and the heart embossing folder was a gift from my friend Melissa. The sentiment is My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious stamp set. I started really buying these stamp sets last year to make more cards with my Cricut but then I didn't make the cards that I thought I was going to. That's going to change this year! I added a tiny bit of doodling for an accent and I was done!
Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
Crazy Love DP by Bo Bunny
Candy Cane Stickles by Ranger
Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride Cardstock
White Gel Pen by Ranger
More Punnylicious by My Pink Stamper
Heart Embossing Folder by ProvoCraft

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 2012 resolutions

Happy February! I don't know about you guys but January was over in a flash. So today is the day we take stock on how we are doing with our resolutions or goals for the year. One of my main goals was to read at least 1 book a month. I am happy to report that I did indeed finish one book and am exactly half way through a second book. I find that when it's been awhile since I've read it's easier when I jump into a book with familiar characters. J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts has a futuristic series that I have been reading for years. I think there has been over 30 books in this series. I enjoyed it but I did not find the storyline as interesting as past books in the series. Lt. Eve Dallas' partner Peabody overhears a dirty cop and must find a way to bring her to justice before other cops get killed. I just found it a little slow. But yay for me in finishing a book.

Project Life - here are my 3 layouts fully completed for the month. The last layout of the month is just waiting for pictures. What I want to point out is that every single thing on these layouts is from my stash. I used retired SU paper, I printed the journaling onto white cardstock and cut out the sizes that I needed, I used stamps and my Cricut. I also used the horizontal pocket pages from CTMH.
I spent a little bit of money this month but in tracking my spending from last year, I spent 75% less this month than last January so I'm good there. I also tried out for a couple of DT's, submitted some projects in challenges. Still working on eating better but baby steps with that one.
To win a box filled with designer paper (time to clean house) leave a comment on this post. Let me know how you are doing on your goals for the year. I will select a winner next Friday.

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