Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Double card challenge....

Hello there....hopping on for a quick minute to post this card. I made it for 2 challenges....Card Positioning Systems{sketch 173} and Cricut Cardz Challenge{4th of July card}. I used A Childs Year and Independence cartridges. I welded the flags to a rectangle and did some inking.

Links for both are in "The Places I Love" in my sidebar. So long for today....bye!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Warmest thoughts......

Hello 2nd post of the day! Thought I would take a break from the 8x8 baby album I am making and make a card. I happen to be hopping around and decided to use Card Patterns sketch 70 as my inspiration. I brought my newest Unity Stamp Co Kit of the month with me and loved these cute littl owls. I used distress ink to color and stickles to add shine. Patterned paper is from DCWV.

Well I am off to create something else!! Bye for now....

Are we there yet?.......

You remember those famous words spoken by all children when you embark on a trip. LOL Mine are old enough now to know......and yet they still say it! The photos that will go on this layout will be the ones from our trip to the college that we were visiting for my son. He wants to be a Physicians Assistant.....we are very proud! Anyway this was the March layout for my lss's "Layout of the Month". I used the Going Places cricut cartridge and Mini Monograms(the scallop circles). I really love the bright colors....a fun layout!

On to the rest of my day.....have a great one!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sweet baby.....

As you know if you have been keeping up with my blog.....I am in Bloomington, Indiana. I am truly enjoying this creative time. I have brought several projects to work on. Unfortunately I am not working as quickly as I would like! Well it is all a process. I am working on a baby album for a shower in a few weeks. The great thing is next time I want to create one in this size.....the design process is done all I will have to do is pick colors and get going! Well today I wanted to show you a very simple tag that I created in my Gypsy to go on the gift. I did some welding to get it to look how I wanted and used distress stickles in Rock Candy to give it a little is for a boy after all....not too much shine.

Well on to the next project.....dinner! LOL

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Another "layout of the month"

Hello again! This will be a short post today. I think I am gonna take a trip to an Archivers store. It is about an hour from here but I really wanted to see what makes them so special.

This layout is for the February "Layout of the Month" at my local scrapbook store...The Sassy Scrapper. If you are ever in Murfreesboro, TN it is The scrapbooking store to see! The employees are fabulous!! {wink wink I work there} LOL. The papers are from a fabulous company.....Pink Paislee....awesome papers and there embellishments are sweet too! I cut the "Love", key, and lock from the "Sweethearts" cricut this cartridge!

The other litte die cuts are from Making Memories. I also embossed the lock with the textiles cuttlebug folder. Then did a little inking. The background was created by using a heart doily and some glimmer mist.....Love this stuff! Thats all for today! See ya tomorrow for another episode!

Friday, June 25, 2010

A beautiful day......

Hello there.... I am here in Bloomington with my son.....he is taking his EMT certification course. We are quite proud of him....he's doing so well. Today looks very promising ...the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. And so has my Cricut[chirping that is]. I am working on a gift album for a baby shower in a few weeks. Fortunately I am saving my designs on my Gypsy so I can redo it more easily or addapt it to boy or girl. At the beginning of the year my LSS does a "layout of the month". I think truly it is for everyone but an excellant way for beginners to start. They really try to incorporate a new technique on each layout. So the next few days I will be showing you my layouts for the year so far. Today I am starting off with January. Now mind you this is my interpretation so I have added more things to each layout. But this has been fun for me. On to January..... I did some welding in my Gypsy[Provo Craft]. I welded the bird and the cup to the title. I love this feature in the it a nice effect. I do not know the paper lots of times the paper is slightly older.....but still pretty all the same. I also did some inking with distress inks.

Sorry no photos on this fact of the ones you will see there is only one with photos and that is Mays. Remember you can click on the photo to get a better look. Come back tomorrow for the next months layout. Have a great day!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Happy Father's Day, sweetheart!! I know you do check my blog! LOL Thank you for loving me the way you do. I am truly a blessed woman! You are a wonderful husband and father. Thank you for all you do! And for being my 100th follower!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

What do you think.......

Hello!! I ran across a blog site with these beautiful backgrounds and wanted something a little more me. What do you all think? Let me know! Have a great day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Live love laugh.....

Hello!! Its hot hot hot here! Oh how I wish for a break in the heat! Believe me I am not one who complains about the cold in winter....I welcome it! Any way...on to todays post. Another card I did awhile ago. I used Just Rite Stamps and some Cricut cuts [the background frames]. I also used some Tattered angels chipboard and glimmer mist. I also hand died some seam binding for the ribbon with glimmer mist. Of course Prima flowers.....I just can't resist them!

Well I have a busy day ahead of me so have a great day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A walk in my garden.....

Hello there. Just me again. A quick share of another card made using the fabulous cricut machine and some Just Rite stamps. The cartridge is A Walk in My Garden....the papers are Bo Bunny and Cordinations cardstock. I am off to finish getting ready for lunch with a friend and a few errands.....then laundry and hopefully some scrapping!

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Clucky wishes to you......

Hello....thought I would post another card while I am waiting for "Hello Thursday" to begin over on the cricut message board. This is the day we find out all the new and exciting cartridges they will be coming out with this month. And hopefully an update for the Gypsy. I made this card using Straight from the Nest cricut cartridge. A must have....super sweet images for both scrapbookers and cardmakers! I used the border feature and did some layering. Added some stitching for texture, thread for ribbon, and the cute sentiment {from clear dollar stamps}. The paper is DCWV.

I am off to check the boards! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A thing of beauty......

Hello there. Hope all is well with you. I am still in the process of posting cards I made some time ago. This card was made using the Bo Bunny limited collection "Jazmyne". The colors are very pretty purples, greens, and pinks....a lovely color combo. I also used the Sentimentals cricut cartridge to do my background and looking glass cuts. The sentiment .....which I love is from Just Rite Stampers.

Well....I am off to create something new....have a great day!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!

Today is the party for my grandson and nieces 1st birthday! Wow!! What a milestone! I am so proud of my daughter......she is such a loving mama! Unfortunately I am not able to attend......too far away! But I am there in spirit. This post is dedicated to them. I have 2 layouts to share of Paxton{my grandson} and Annabelle{my niece}. I love how they both came together....adorable!! The first is Sweet as Candy.....boy is he ever!! I used some new Jenni Bowlin goodies I got at my them! I also used some Cricut to cut the Sweet, the candy and the yellow circle border thing behind the photo{sorry don't know the proper word}lol.

This next one is Annabelles first her bow! The collection of papers is the new Kioshi from Basic Grey. Flowers and bling....Prima. For the ribbon I hand died seam binding using Glimmer Mist and there new Chalk.

Well thats it for today! Happy Birthday little ones...hugs and kisses!! Until later....have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Here kitty kitty.....

Good afternoon! I hope you are all soaking up this wonderful sun! At least it is sunny in my neck of the woods! Absolutely beautiful!! Well I have been busy with my gypsy playing and designing since the new update. If you have a cricut and a gypsy make sure you is awesome! My card today is one I designed using Create a Critter....this cartridge is soooo very sweet! The stamp is from the $1 bin at Michaels.

Side view....

Top view.....

Have a great day! I will leave you with a quote I found....thought it went well with my card.
"If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor,
a cat will find it and soak it up.
by McIntosh