Monday, August 31, 2009

Did you hear?

A special event is going to be taking place at Your Memories Here. Head on over to the Your Memories Here Designs blog to read the details.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Have you heard about Stephanie's blog candy? Head on over to Where'd All My Money Go? for a chance at a gift card.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Hot" Birthday Card

This isn't one of the "nicest" cards I've ever made and I mean that in two different ways, 1) it's not very good (I have a hard time working with vellum) and 2nd The sentiment isn't very nice, the inside of the card reads "I'm referring to the hot flashes!". But it's all in good fun :)

I'm sorry for the picture quality, I scanned it in instead of taking a photograph.
I used papers from my stash (the team over at Practical Scrappers would be proud) I embossed the red vellum with my Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder and I punched the edge of the yellow cardstock with a Paper Studio edge punch. I stamped a sun with a Fiskars stamp on yellow and orange vellum and then cut them out one a little smaller than the other. I attached the suns with a sun shaped eyelet that came with my Crop-a-dile set. The orange ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is hand written and then I chalked the edges.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Blog

I am happy to announce that I have started a new blog that is sure to inspire some crafting!
As you have probably read, I had a Design Team call and I was met with an overwhelming response of creative talent. It was a hard decision, but the team has been selected and you can find us HERE on the design team blog. I hope you will become a follower to see all the wonderful creations. Not to mention, you can't win prizes if you don't follow ;)

Monday, August 24, 2009

DT Call

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I have decided to to add a Design Team to my web store Your Memories Here. Although my new website is still under construction, I hope to have a big reveal of the new look and include the introduction of the design team along with some prizes (I love giving stuff away) by the end of this month.
First, the benefits of being on the DT: free stuff to play with, I will supply you with some items from my store to create projects that I can display on my website. I will also post links to your blogs or sites 'cuz we all like visitors to our blogs:)
Next, the requirements; not too difficult really
1. You must have a Cricut, you won't have to use it for every project but I do sell ProvoCraft products and it helps.
2. You can't be on a DT for a competitor (ex. other web stores that sell the same brands of products)
3. You must be able to commit to at least 3 projects a month (can be a page LO, card or any other craft as it includes related products)
So, if you are interested please email me ( )two or three examples of your work and visit my web site, ( look at the category list (you don't have to buy anything) but let me know if you already own products from any of those manufacturers. Of course if you have a blog, a link to that as well. Deadline for submissions will be the 24th.
Any questions please email me :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Layout for Dalenee

My new (and only) niece arrived a couple of weeks ago, actually 3 weeks early! I was already in the process of making a scrapbook page for the event, I just had to finish it sooner than I thought I would. I left off her photo for two reasons: 1, I didn't get permission to show her off on the internet for the whole world to potentially see and 2, I don't have the pictures developed yet:)

The details: I used American Crafts patterned card stock for the back ground, I cut out a flower from George (I think at 5")and added it to the bottom right corner, then I added a layer of white mulberry paper over the top of those (I tore the edges of the mulberry paper for the softer look) I cut the tag out of double sided card stock with George, one time regular and one time with the shadow feature. I added various stickers, ribbon and rub-ons to it. The photo mat is cut out of DCWV glitter stack and I just used my wavy edge cutting blade on my trimmer for that. The photo corners were just hand cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder, then attached with flower shaped brads. The title (Dalenee) is pre-cut alphabet letters that I stamped with a background stamp to give it more interest. The flowers are layered Primas with a rhinestone in the centers. The baby stats are on a 2" circle as the flower center (George again) then I glittered the edges with lavender stickles.

Finally, the "sweet baby girl" I made with alpha beads and some seed beads from my stash on pink wire then I attached it with two flower brads. Whew, that was a lot to type!

Card Sketch Challenge #18

Here's my card for this week's challenge. You can play along at From C to Shining C too!
Eileen hosted this weeks challenge. You can check out the sketch on her blog HERE.
For this card I used my Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder to emboss the card stock, DCWV Sweet Stack for the patterned card stock (they were actually scraps from my cookie towers) the brads are from Chatterbox and I made the tiny diaper from some felt.
*I made this card for my BIL, who has become quite the diaper changer since the birth of his daughter 2 weeks ago!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cookie Boxes

I just found out yesterday what a "cookie tower" is. It is a cookie box and they are a big hit within the crafting community. I must admit I'm all about them now that I know what they are and that I can make them with my Cricut! I got the .scut file from All things Crafty and Delicious blog. Melinda has some really great creations on there. I changed the cut just a tiny bit by adding a decorative shape for the window, otherwise it will just cut out a rectangle.
Here's another look at the boxes from a different angle.

Not too many details, I used DCWV Nana's kitchen and Sweet stacks. Oh, the large box holds 12 cookies and the small one holds half a dozen.
*Edited to add : Yes Grandma, I did bake those cookies from scratch and the girls both got plenty!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wedding Dress .Cut File and Card

There was a request posted on the Cricut MB for a cut file to make this card. I was able to somewhat replicate it.

It is a tri-fold card that fits inside a standard business size envelope. I used a 12 x12 piece of white card stock and made the cut on my Cricut with the cut file I designed using George and Basic Shapes. I cuts appox. an 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" card. I folded it into thirds and then adhered a piece of black card stock cut at 8-1/2"x 3-3/4" to the outside of the third panel (please refer to photo to see what I'm talking about)

I embellished the card with 3 little Prima flowers and tiny rhinestones, some ribbon and stamped the bottom with one of my studio g stamps. I think the original intention for this card was to be for a bridal shower invitation, but I'll use it as a wedding or engagement card (if I ever need one for such event)
If you want the .cut file Click here to download.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Beautiful Blog Award

I received this award from both Brenda and Eileen (thank you ladies). Sorry, I am a little slow about getting things posted these days. This award is just a simple thank you for sharing your scrapping with people. You have amazing sites and do amazing work. Pass this on to some of the sites you love. I would like to pass it on to all the blogs I follow. Obviously if I'm a follower, I must love your blog, right? Thank you to all the great blog posters out there for sharing your talents.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Card Sketch Challenge #17

I made this card for the card sketch challenge at From C to Shining C. I even got it done on time!
My silly scanner distorted the colors a bit. The green background card stock is actually the same color as the wood frame.
Back ground paper is Bazzill embossed with the Cuttlebug birds and swirls folder
the circles are cut at 2" on my Cricut with George clock wise from the top; Imaginisce cardstock embossed with swiss dots, Chatterbox patterned paper embossed with paisley and the reverse side of the Chatterbox patterned paper embossed with D'vine swirls.
The ribbon is fancy pants, the sentiment is a rub on from American crafts, the wood frame is Chatterbox, the birds patterned paper is DCWV.
The Cuttlebug folders and Chatterbox Wood Frames are available in my store.

Blog Candy Alert!

Stephanie has reached over 25,000 hits and 100 followers so she's giving away some AWESOME blog candy. Check out her blog HERE, no wait don't, I want to win it :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby Shower Gifts

My Sister-in-law is going to have a little girl at the end of this month. I had a shower for her in May and then some of their friends just had a "couples" shower for them two weekends ago. So for this shower I made them a card and gave them a small gift. I also made the gift bag to match.
I guess I should mention that the baby's room is pink and brown polka dot animals (whew, that's a mouthful!)

In the order shown: The outside of the card, the inside of the card(before I wrote in it) the gift bag and envelope ensemble and the gift (a note pad I made to match a memory can I had made for her at that I gave to her at her other shower, I sure wish I had taken a photo of it!)
I'm going to post the details of how I made the bag on another post.
I used Imaginisce patterned paper and the Paper Studio (brown with polka dots)paper. The giraffe stamp is from Imaginisce (available in my store for only $1) The flower is Prima and the dew drop on the card are also available in my store. I used my BIA (bind-it-all) to make the note pad and YES now I have BIA products in my store too!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

An Award from Eiyiyi

I received this beautiful award from my creative friend Eileen. Now I need to list 5 things I like to do and pass it on to 5 people.

I like to:
1. Scrapbook
2. Make cards
3. Cook- but not bake
4. Go 4 wheelin with Kevin
5. Take pictures of my girls
Now, the 5 to pass this on to:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Road Trip

Another completed layout from our Tennessee vacation. It was only in June, right?
The girls did so well in truck the whole time that it was truly worth scrapping about. As the title says, we spent 7 hours to and from Tennessee.
Road map patterned paper, orange card stock, We 'r memory keepers stickers (road and car) Karen Foster mini license plate, I use my Cricut and DS with the Mickey Font Cartridge to cut the title, license plate journaling tag and license plate photo mat. I used George for the other two mats. I also chalked the edges of the title and journaling tag with my Pebbles chalk to give it some depth. I attached the title with pop dots for lift and attached the license plates with brads.
Cricut products and Pebbles chalks are available in my store.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Card Sketch Challenge #16

I'm a day late again for the Wednesday challenge over at From C to Shining C, but it's OK 'cuz they don't care it's a great bunch of people on that MB!
I used my Cuttlebug D'vine swirls folder to emboss a transparency (I'm loving this technique) then I attached a piece of DCWV glitter paper to the inside of the card and a small square of DCWV pocket full of posies paper to the outside, I cut two slits in the transparency and threaded the ribbon through so that it was on both the inside and outside of the card. I attached some Primas with a brad and stamped "happy birthday" with Staz-on. I attached another piece of the posies paper to the inside so I'd have somewhere to write my message.

Monday, August 3, 2009

How about these results?

As most of you know, I had LASIK eye surgery a little over a week ago. My eyes feel great and I'm seeing good too. I just though it would be fun to show you the difference in my vision before and after my surgery. I took these photos the day before my procedure with my camera on manual focus so that I could replicate my vision with out my glasses. I carefully adjusted the camera so that what I was seeing through the camera was the same as I would see it if I took my glasses off. These are not exaggerated photos. My prescription used to be -8.5

Clicking on the photos will make them larger which actually makes it closer to what it was really like for me.