Friday, March 30, 2012

Love on my mind

Today, I am sharing a "love" card. My anniversary is in a couple of days and I have hearts on my mind. The card uses all SU product! Thanks for looking today.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Tags Post

Hi everyone! Today, I am sharing a project that I made for my DT spot at Just-a-scrappin. The theme is tags or holiday decor for Easter. I made tags for Easter baskets for my niece Kayla and my kids Tyler and Lily. The first tag is a CASE from Mary at Cardztv. She made the cutest card using this doodlecharms bunny and fence and the grass I think is from Create a Critter. The tag shape is from Once a Princess and I added a little doodling. The face is from Peachy Keen stamps. In the basket is a monchichi dressed as a bunny, a little Barbie doll and some candy.
This is the tag for my niece. I was going to put her basket together but it was pouring rain when I was getting ready to finish this assignment and it was that windy rain. The tag is the same as the one for Lily and the paper is Basic Grey. The image is from Kate's ABC's.
This tag is for Tyler and I used the image from 3 Birds. It's really fun to make personalized tags to jazz up Easter baskets. Plus my kids love seeing their name on stuff!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Mizo Hungry

Today, I am sharing a 2 page layout that I did of my kids trying chopsticks for the first time. We had the "baby" chopsticks that have a band at one end holding them together. They did so good! The bowl and chopstick cuts are from Create a Critter and the kanji symbols are from the Pagoda cartridge. The title is a case from Paula, a designer at Pink By Design but I used the Robotz cartridge. It 's simple layout but I just love how it came out!
Create a Critter, Robotz, Kanji
Designer paper - SU
Cardstock - Black, Red, Olive
White gel pen

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sweet Friend

Today's card is one that I forgot to post during Valentine's Day. The hearts are from the new SU dies and I embossed the red one with the heart cuttlebug folder. Everything else is SU except for the doily which was found in the cake section.
A quick and easy card made easier with these fun new steel dies from SU!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Fancy Pants Blog Candy

Hi everyone,
I am so busy as always. Between work, t-ball, dance class and just life in general, I am very glad for crafting as it gives me something to do that's just for me! I am working on all kinds of projects and I am hoping to finish them soon so that I can share them with you. I only have one more week to go until spring break and I can't wait. This week, I am giving away this Fancy Pants Summer's End paper pad. You have two weeks to leave a comment on this post to be entered to win! Last week's winner is JULIE E! Please email me with your address so that I can mail your prize to you! Have a great weekend everyone!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mixed Bouquet Get Well

Today's card uses retired SU paper and the mixed bouquet stamp set and punch from SU. This was the first card that I made using the new stamp and punch from SU. I really like the punch! Today is the last day for the Kissing Booth candy so be sure to leave a comment here to be entered.
SU cardstock and DP
Mixed Bouquet Stamp set and Punch - SU
Pear, Marina Mist and Espresso ink
Daffodil ribbon

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Button flowers

Today, I am using more of this SU retired paper and the button buddies stamp set. Everything on this card is SU. I love these little buttons, they make perfect flowers for my vase. Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Wishing You

Hi everyone, even though this is not my favorite paper, I really like how this came out. The flower is punched from the new SU flower punch and I think the sentiment is from CTMH. The next couple of projects you will see from me will be trying to use up my stash of this retired SU paper.
SU retired DP
SU flower punch (mixed bouquet)
Sentiment - CTMH
Cardstock - SU
Ribbon- SU
Bling - Stash

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patty's Day

Happy St Patty's Day! Irish or not, I hope you all find yourself lucky today! The dp is retired SU and my fun cuts are from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. I think this is only the second time that I've used this cart and I don't know why, it's so cute. I added a bit of doodling but otherwise cut these carts and all the layers.
Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
SU cardstock and dp
White gel pen - Ranger
Sentiment - SU

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Thursday, March 15, 2012


Today, I am sharing my project for the Just-a-scrappin-blog. The challenge was to use the color green and a banner. I had already started making a mini scrapbook using Paper Phenomenon's Valentine's mailbox tutorial. This scrapbook is what would go inside the mailbox. I used some retired SU paper and a couple of different Cricut cartridges. Each page in the book has an insert for pictures. I thought that it might be cute to put pictures in for one of my children.Thanks for looking today! Don't forget that I am giving away a Basic Grey paper pad a couple of posts down.
Art Philosophy, Martha Stewart Birthday, Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
SU Designer paper
Orange Buttons - SU
Orange Ribbon - SU
White satin ribbon - SU

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Valentine Kid

Today's card uses SU paper and Greeting Card Kids stamp set. I also used a fun doily too. Love these things!
Greeting Card Kids stamp set
Doily from Wilton
retired SU paper
Red grosgrain ribbon from SU
Red stickles

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Luv Bug

Today's card is all about using scraps --the ones lying on your scraptable that you just continue to work on top of. I am sure that you all know what I mean. There are probably a few over achievers out there who clean up after they are done with each project but I am so not one of them. You probably all recognize this Bo Bunny paper pack. The bug is from Doodlecharms and the sentiment is My Pink Stamper. I did a lot of doodling to give it a little character and a sweet pink flower shaped button and it's done!
Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stamper stamps
Bo Bunny Crazy Love paper pad
Pink button
White gel pen
Scallop punch

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jinger Adams Design Team Call

HI everyone! I hope that you all remember to put your clocks an hour ahead! Today, I am sharing a card that I made especially for Jinger Adams Design Team Call. I just happened to have the Cricut handbook for Paper Doll Dress Up out and decided to pair up this cute cowgirl cut with a stamp set that I haven't had a chance to use yet. I also used the Basic Grey Hopscotch paper pad which has has some really fun colors. I love this sentiment, I think it's perfect for a "grown up" girlfriend! Thanks so much for looking today!
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge - Cut at 3.5
Peachy Keen Princess Face Asst. at 1.5
Basic Grey Hopscotch 6x6 Paper Pad
Pink By Design Stamp Set - Cowgirl Up
Close to Cocoa Ink - SU
Early Espresso Bakers Twine - SU
Subtles Buttons - SU

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Pretty in Pink

I was experimenting a bit with the Once Upon a Princess cartridge and decided to see how hard it would be to cut out this castle. It was super easy. I used some dimensionals on some of the layers. I also used the swirls cuttlebug folder and did a white on white background.
Once Upon a Princess cartridge
Swirls embossing cartridge
All Girl stamp set - Pink by Design
Ribbon from my stash

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Kissing Booth Blog Candy

Happy Friday everyone! It's a blog candy Friday and the blog candy up fro grabs is this 6x6 paper pad from Basic Grey called Kissing Booth. To win please leave a comment on this post. You two weeks to leave a comment. Last week's winner is Char the Mad Shopper! Have fun everyone, it's baseball and dance class this weekend and hopefully so scrapbooking, a little behind on Project Life and I haven't taken too many pictures!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Here Comes the Bride

This is the card that I made when I was trying out for the Pink By Design stamp team and I think it's the perfect card to share on Valentine's Day. I have a white on white look with the base cardstock embossed with the swiss dots folder. The swirly silver paper was from my stash that I have been hoarding. The wedding dress is from Sweethearts and I used my swirls embossing folder for main part of the dress and vellum for the other part of the dress. I tied some organza ribbon around the waist of the dress. The sentiment is Here comes the Bride from Pink By Design.
Elegant Edges and Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge
DP and Organza ribbon - Stash
Viva Decor Pen in White
Silver Encore Inkpad
D'vine Swirls & Swiss Dots Embossing Folders

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hope you Dance

I thought that it would be cute to make a dance card since my daughter Lily has been taking dance lessons. The little girl and outfit were made using the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. If you have been intimidated by making these paperdolls, don't be, they were so easy to cut. I used Peachy Keen stamps for her face and a white gel pen. Don't forget blog candy here.
Once Upon a Princess cartridge
SU DP -retired
Modern Label punch
All Girl stamps by Pink by Design
Pink satin ribbon - SU
Diamond stickles
Viva Decor Pen

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Doggone Good

I was inspired by a card that I saw on the Cricut website. The little dog and sentiment is from I think Create a Critter. The base cardstock is Bazzill and the dp is from SU. The ribbon is from CTMH. Don't forget I have blog candy here.
Create a Critter cartridge
CTMH ribbon
White gel pen

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Fairest of Them All

Today, I've got a fun card using the Once a Princess cartridge. I made one of the paper dolls and used the princess outfit. The face was stamped with Peachy Keen face. The base was cut with the elegant edges cartridge. The sentiment is from Pink By Design stamps. Don't forget blog candy here.
SU retired DP
Once Upon a Princess & Elegant Edges Cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps
All Girl by Pink by Design Stamps
Viva Decor pen

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cut Out Challenge

I have two posts for today, so don't forget to scroll down for the other post for today. Also, I have blog candy a couple of posts down so if you haven't entered be sure to! I don't think that I told you all but I am part of a design team for Just-A-Scrappin. Today's challenge was to create a card using a cutout feature on a Cricut cartridge. I used the Spring Cards cartridge. I hardly ever use this fun cartridge so I thought it would work nicely with this challenge. When I look at the main image, I can see that it could use a little doodling but I was a little late with this challenge so I just didn't have time but will just have to be satisfied as it is.

Plus... baseball has officially started in our house. Tyler had his first game yesterday. They don't keep score and everyone bats and it was quite hysterical and super cute!
Spring Cards Cartridge
DP - Owl Soup from Jillybean
Espresso cardstock - SU
Green cardstock - Making memories
Button - SU
Ribbon - Amuse stamps
thanks for looking!

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March 2012 Goal Update

HI everyone, today I am sharing how I am doing on my goals for the year. First up is project life. I am very happy to say that I am on track! I started the month slightly behind but was able to catch up this week. There were some real milestones this past month, Tyler lost his first tooth, my mom went and had luch with Tyler at his school and my cousin had her first baby, a litte boy named Zachary. I haven't done my layout for this week yet -- I will be sure to include the glass pan exploding in my oven!
I read 2 books this month! Woo hoo for me. The first is Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich. I think that I must be over Stephanie Plum because this book just seemed to drag. I think that Evanovich needs to wrap up Stephanie Plum and call it a day because all of these books seem excactly alike. She needs to just marry Joe and settle down to being a Burg wife because I don't think that I can read another one - - even though I am trying because I already had the next one on my Kindle and I don't want it to go to waste.
Now, this other book is from an author that I like very much. She usually writes Romantic suspense and Cry No More is a great book by her and a tiny bit of a tearjerker. This one was also on my Kindle so I decided to go for it. It's very different, the main characters are dark and from the outset very unlikable. There is a paranormal/afterlife sequence which is really not my bag but I actually thoroughly enjoyed the book. I felt the story was not your usual rehashed plot and the characters were redeemed. I will warn you that the first part of the book has a VERY sexy love scene which some people might not like so just a warning there if you decide you want to try it.
Eating out...I have had a lot of success with this one. I had lunch out with my sister (crepes, yum) and we broke down and got takeout one day but that's it! We've eaten at home the rest of the time. I won't lie, it was so hard! We did have to buy more groceries, but overall, I think that it was a savings of roughly $300. I did spent some of the money splurging on some designer clothes (Does anyone else love Anthropologie?) -- but no worries, I bought them on Ebay!
Using my stash -- super proud of myself on this one and it has just been really difficult restraining myself. I did buy some scor-tape but for the most part, I have hardly spent anything on crafting.
I am wondering how you are all doing? Remember if you fall off the wagon, the beginning of the month is always a good time to get back on! Have a great March!

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