Friday, December 31, 2010

Filled With Love

Valentine's Day.  Need I say more.  Make a special gift for all your family, friends and that special someone.  Order Today

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

True Friend

Hi Guys

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Stampin' UP My Digital Studio

I told you guys something new was coming.   Stampin' UP had this awesome opportunity to be a demonstrator for half the price and I plunged forward.  I have only been scrapbooking for 1 year and I love it.  It helps me relax.  I love digital scrapbooking.  Many people see paper and punches and there minds go wild on what shapes they can make.  Me on the other had, I see digital files, and my mind goes wild.  So needless to see I was estatic when I was able to purchase Stampin' UP My Digital Studio (MDS).  I am limited on space and with using the computer, creations are endless, plus If I mess up, I can delete it and start over again.  The picture is in web pixels, so the view might not be so great.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter Frolic Meets Audrey

Hi everyone,
I was doing a little experimenting last night and wanted to see what the Audrey Imagine cartridge would look like inside a winter Frolic ornament and It came out beautiful.  I would love to emboss this card, but trying to figure out how to ink the ornament.  Any suggestions, please hit me up in the comment section.  Hope you enjoy.

black card stock cut at 4.25 x5.5
Ornament-Winter Frolic 5.5 & 2,5
Filled with Audrey pattern
Recollections-Happy Holidays
Stampin' UP Very Vanilla-Which I just love

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hi Bloggies

Wow, I have been super busy these last two weeks.  Two more days ( have to finish my online class and take home exams)  and I will be crafting like crazy.  I am in graduate school and taking 9hrs plus working a full time job.  Needless to say over the last couple weeks I have had to just stare at my craft room and walk away.   Great announcements coming soon!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

14 Birthday Card-Imagine Snapshot Everyday

 Well I am so happy I got my Imagine back.  I made this card for my son's birthday.  He turned 14 and made the basketball team.   The Imagine Snapshot: Everyday cartridge had a basketball texture on it and my mind went to work.  While it's a simple card, I love the way it came out and with a 14 year old, I didn't want to put too much on it.    I know, I know it looks like I cuttlebugged it, but I didn't!!!  Whooohooo
I used the Cricut Imagine
5 inch true size-
Celebrations card Birthday cut
Snapshot:Everyday basketball pattern

14-Celebrations Cartridge
cut at 2.5
basketball pattern
shadow black

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tweetheart It's your Bird day

Tomorrow is my hubby's b-day and I wanted to make a card for him that went with the Cricut Circle blog challenge.  So I decided to make this card.  I tried to stitch, but I need so much more work on it.  I also used my I-Top.   The Itop is my most favorite tool of all time.    Oh and the paper, Viola,  I finally got my Imagine back.  Of course , I was thinking they would send me a refurbished one.  Well, it sounds like a tractor, much louder than my original and I am liking all the things that this machine can do, but I am a bit disappointed by it at the same time.  Any Tweetheart, hope you enjoy

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge 11/5

This week's challenge had to be food themed.  Well my niece came over a couple of weeks ago and she attempted to make brownies and I snapped a few pics of her with my Canon Rebel EOS XSI.  I love this camera and am looking for a great website to help me figure out the settings.  .

Sunday, October 31, 2010

300 DPI October Challenge

I love digital scrapbooking and I am torn between traditional and digital.  This is my entry.  Die Cuts With a View has a wonderful website that allows you to download the paper packs that are in the store for only a fraction of the price.  This is my little critter below and boy did we have a time choosing a costume.  He wanted to be Bumblebee the Transformer.  Actually we were Optimus Prime last year.  But boys will be boys.

Throwback Thursday Challenge

This week's Throwback Thursday challenge for My Creative time for me with Emma ****Must be an "CHRISTMAS" theme project!****Use "CELEBRATIONS" cartridge .  

This was indeed a challenge for me, but I was so anxious to use my Imaginisce Christmas Cottage paper and my wonderful I-Top tool.   The brads were made using the I-Top tool and Christmas Cottage paper.  This is my new fave.  So for the challenge I used the card feature and accents on one of the cuts to make my son's Dear Santa list that we will be mailing to the North Pole.  Hmmm.  I wonder what happens to all those letters?  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Circut Circle Challenge Entry 3

Now that midterms are over, I finally had a chance to craft a bit.
This halloween bag was made for the Circut Circle Blog Challenge.  In the challenge, we had to make a project and incorporate vellum, plastic or clear bag so I decided to make a treat bag.  I think if I make another one, I would use candy that nots so heavy.  But this is my version of a Halloween candy tree.

Treat bags
Back drop
Heavy cardstock or card board cut at 4 1/4 X 10 fold at 7 and 9
pattern paper cut at 4 1/4 X 10 fold at 7 and 9
flap cut at 2 x 4.25
medium circle punch (2)
rectangle punch
top cut at 3 x 4.25-fold at 1.5

Mini Monsters cut at 4 3/4
base shadow cut at 4/3/4
witch hat cut at 2 1/2
base shadow cut at 2 1/2
mini popsicle stick to support tree and make it stand up straight.

Cuttlebug Emboss  & cut-RIP folder
Stampin UP -Seasonal Sentiments stamp
pom pom border ribbon
small buttons
fill with my favorite candies

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Love Memory Box for the Cricut Circle Blog Week 2-10/11 Challenge

The Cricut Circle Blog is up and running.  Beginning today, you will have to be a member of the Cricut Circle to access the blog.  The Challenge this week was in honor of Breast Cancer and we were asked to create a layout, card or home decor object with and incorporate Three of the following things:  Pink, Scallops, Glitter, Flourishes, Jewels, and Ribbon.  I decided to create a home decor project.  I was shopping at Hobby Lobby the other day and found this little cute cardboard box (50% of so I paid $1.24).  I covered it with  ColorBok (Walmart) cardstock to dress it up. And boy did my imagination start flowing.  Since it was the first box, I have done, I didn't add a lot, but now I think I am going to get some more and and do a theme set.  This particular box I am going to use to put all of my momentos from the various races for the cure that I have participated in over the years.

1 5 x 5 cardboard box from Hobby Lobby
Color BoK (WalMart) Card stock for box cut at 16 inches long 2.5 width ( I think..  I am terrible with dimensions)
Memories cut at 2-Home Decor cartridge
Flourishes cut at 1.75- Home Decor cartridge
Hearts cut at 2 and 1.75 with PINK spelled in them to make flower-Simply Sweet Cartridge
Flower  cut at 2 from Home Decor,  I only used one of the layers because I wanted to use my new IROCK
Pink Glitter letters and accents
Jewels Galore

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Wow.  I am one happy I-rocker.  I won a prize on the Imaginisce blog, but there was a problem with the shipping so I called and talked to a wonderful staffer(She was one of the ones at the recent Cricut Swarm) and she mailed me all of these goodies.  I got some wonderful bling, templates, and I rock (The entire collection), flowers and the Cottage Christmas Collection.  I feel like a kid on Christmas Day!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Circle Blog Weekly Challenge October 4

Wow.  The Cricut Circle has an awesome new blog.  After this week you will have to be Circle member to access it.  The first weekly challenge was to create an Ohh LA LA French Manor project.  Well I'm getting older and I thought Oh LA LA.  
The cuts were cut with the Cricut Imagine
Paper Cuts With a View Digital Download

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Hi Everyone,

The challenge was to use the imagine project and bling it up.  I made this card using the Cricut IMAGINE.  This is a 5 x 5 card

Nursery Tails  Square 4.25
Tag 3.25
Vellum 4.25 x 3
Pearls  and Stamps---Martha Stewart
Tim Holtz distressed ink

I hope you enjoy

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Challenge Me Monday # 29

Wow, working and school is taking so much of my time.  I wanted to do this challenge because it is about stitching.  I have sewing machine, but don't know how to thread it.  Help ANYONE!!! PRETTY PLEASE.
This card uses faux stitching.  I love making smile cards because the just make me feel better.
The stamp says ' If you're happy and you know it, Give Thanks'!!  Let's give thanks everyone.  My job introduced budget cuts.  While I will not be directly affected just yet.  I am very thankful for my colleagues who help make my job easier and are grateful for their support over the 5 years I have worked.  Lastely the ribbon accent tag was cut with the Cricut Imagine More cartridge.

SMILE and Remember to be grateful and give thanks!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just Be You

This card was cut with the Cricut Imagine.  I used a combination of cartridges.  The little girl was cut from the Imagine Best Friends Cartridge.  The Rest of the cuts came from the Paisley cartridge using the Imagine Hopscotch color and patterns cartridge.

My First Video

I know I will get better with time, but I am so excited

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Halloween Semi Homemade Treatbags

I found the perfect size treat bags at Biglots.  I spooked it up a bit with a metal rim of Peachy Keen Monster Mash stamps.  I used Holiday Cakes pumkin border and a witch stamp from Michael's Hero Arts Brand.  I am going to make three varieties in all for my son's kindergarten class. Spare parts for the candy brad.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hello Fall

I made this card for a challenge using the Cricut Circle French Manor Cartridge.  It is exclusive to the Cricut Circle.  If any of you are interested in joining, please let me know.  I will give you a referral.  Just post a comment that you would like to join and include your email address and I will help you get started.  For those you who haven't heard, the Circle is a group that shares inspiration, tips, weekly challenges and special rewards from Provocraft.  The First day of Fall (Autumn) is September 23.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

PKS Stamps Challenge 36

Another great color and sketch challenge from one of my favorite companys-Peachy Keen Stamps.  They have great stamps and die cuts and excellent customer service.  I hope you enjoy!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

A winning Week

Wow, I have had such good fortune this past week.
I was one of the winners of the Cricut Circle Challenge  for the Labor Day Layout below.  I was totally shocked because there were so many great projects.
2.  I won the new I-Top tool from Imaginesce.  The company that makes the I-Rock.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor day 2010

  I shipped my family off and along with a little relaxation, I was able to eat bbq, use the computer, watch football, CRICUT, do a little laundry, shopping without any interruptions.  But in the end I really missed my family being so worsome.  LOL

Saturday, September 4, 2010

CPS Card Challenge 182

Card Positioning System had a wonderful card sketch this week.  I love this paper because I love Fall colors and decided to enter the challenge.   As you go through the next week inspire someone.
Tag Cut from Once Upon A Princess that is behind the flower.  
It has  a great tag feature.  
Paper is K & Company Wild Saffron

My First Two Page Layout-Taking a Bite Out of The Big Apple

I have been wanting to do a two-pager for some time and was a little nervous about it.  This week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge was to create a project on the theme vacation or travel.  Well I have had these pics for a long time and new the last greatest place that I have been to with the fam was New York. So since I didn't want to mess up the originals, I scanned them and decided to use a selected few in the layout.  I designed it in my Gypsy.


Black and White Road-Everyday Paper Dolls Cut at 2 3/4
Taking /A/Out of the- Alphalicious Cut at 1,1.25,2,2.25
Bite-Gypsy Font Cut at 2, 2.25
Big(Shadow) Apple-Opposites Attract Cut at 2, 2.25
Apple and Apple Shadow-Speaking of School Cut At 11.0
City-Going places Cut at 11.5
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island-Destinations Cut at 3.0
Taxi-Going Places cut at 11.5
Paper-DCWV The Grade School Stack
ProvoCraft and K & Company Wild Saffron

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Halloween Challenge for Erin Lee

This project is super simple.  I found some great Mickey cuttlebug combo (emboss and die) folders at Biglots for $2.  Erin Lee's challenge was to create a halloween project.  The lips were a bit too much but what the heck anything goes on halloween.
Cuttlebug combo folder:  tree, broom, bats, hat, fence
Witch was cut using Rock Princess cartridge- Ashley-s (the one on the motorcycle) at 4 inches.
Paper Studio Spare Parts Spooky brad

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fatabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday -August 23

The Challenge Me Monday this week was to create a tropical project since it is hot in many places in the world. It is definitely hot in Mississippi.  We did get a great breeze this evening thought it reminds me that my favorite time of the year is near   Falll....   I had some great pictures from our Staycation in New Orleans.  Even though we live in MS, we have family in New Orleans (our former home before Katrina) and its like home for us. My son was an infant when he first went to the aquarium and now as a curious kindergartner, I enjoyed hearing the ooohs and awws and watching his big eyes.  They have a portion of the Audubon Aquarium that is dedicated to the Amazon rainforest and I wanted to scrap the magnificent birds that were so close you could touch them.

I used Design Studio  ( I know I can't believe it myself.
Squares cut at 3.5 and Trapezoid at 3 from GBS(George Basic Shapes
Font and Grass from Zoobaloo and Destinations
Tree from Stretch Your Imagination
White Gel Pen
Paper -The DVCW The Green Stack and Safari

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Peachy Keen Color and Sketch Challenge #35

Wow, School has started and I am trying to catch up on all the wonderful challenges.  Peachy Keen Stamps had this wonderful challenge and below is my submission.  The challenge had to incorporate the colors of orchid, apricot, and teal.  I had some stamps that I combined because some of my stamps get no love and want to use those that I would not normally use.  Remember Smiling is Contagious, give one today to a complete stranger.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Throwback Thursday at My Creative Time

Another Great Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time.  I love doing the challenges because they motivate me to scrap or make a card on particular topics and use cartridges that have been sitting on my shelf.  Well my son started kindergarten this week.  I actually think I was more nervous than him.  He is super excited about ridding the bus.  In the challenge, we were asked to create a project that has a Back to School Tribute.  And while I am a working mom and my son has been in school since he was 10 weeks old, he has never taken the bus.  So to all the bus drivers, who deliver our children  to school safely and bring them home safely, from all the parents, I say thank you.  Your job is invaluable to us and we appreciate what you do.  You give us that little extra time in the morning to relax before our day completely starts.  Ok so on the project.

I made the card on my darling Gypsy.  (That Girl is my BFF!)
I used Locker Talk for all of the cuts.
I even used the hide/contour feature to make the triangle background shape.
The small prints I used my Dell Wasabi printer (Great for scrapbooking)
I added the page elements.. spare parts from Hobby Lobby
The Crayola ribbon I found at Big Lots!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I WON !! Today turned out great after all

I am so super excited!!!!  I won the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for the barbeque invite.  I am so thankful to all.  This makes me so happy  and I so needed this.

Monday, August 9, 2010

It's Your Bird day Card

Another great Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday.  Since its National Smile Week the Challenge was to make a project incorporating the word 'smille'.  I made this card for an upcoming birthday.  My first time using alot of stickles.  I know it will get better with practice.  I used the Straight from the Nest Cartridge.  It has great borders on it if you don't have it.
Straight from the Nest-Smile and Bird
My Pink Stamper-punny-licious stamps (It's your Bird day)
A Stamp I got from Marshall's (A little birdie told me)

yea I think it's amazing too that you can get so many great scrapbooking things at unconventional stores.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch challenge

I saw this challenge on another blog and had to enter.  I am so much more focused when I follow a sketch.  I have started to make a few sketches myself to help me stay on task.  I am in back to school mode so this little card is a reminder that Summer is over.  Bah hum bug.  I hope you enjoy the card.  Please leave comment and follow the blog.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Create a Critter message holder

This is for another contest.  What a great way to post messages

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer BBQ invite

Fantabulous Cricut had a challenge to create a bbq project using summer  food.  I love watermelon and its one of our treasured summer fruits.
Invite base 8.5 x 5.5
BBQ cut at 2.75  Gypsy font
Watermelon 2 in-DoodleCharms
Martha Stewart stamp set I got from Big Lots for $1 (What a steal!)
Flower petals from Brides (I had these let over from my wedding)
Please Join Us and Barbeque Grill  Recollections Stamp Set from Michaels

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Engagement Card

I wanted to create one more card before my vacation was over.  My sister-in-law recently got engaged and I wanted to make this card for her.
SweetHearts Cartridge

New Orleans Aquarium Pictures

This was our first trip to the New Orleans Aquarium since Hurricane Katrina.  It is simply breathtaking.  This visit brought back so many memories of our pre-Katrina days living in that marvelous city.  I used my Dell Wasabi printer (also known as the POGO).  It uses Zink ink and comes in handy with those little perfect fit photo sizes.

12 x 12 Scrapbook layout
Create a Critter cartridge for Whale and Octopus
The Slice Under the Sea Cartridge for  Fish, Coral, Shark and StingRay
Destinations cartridge for New Orleans circle cut out.
Peachy Keen Stamp faces

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thanks Card

I made this super simple card with the Once Upon a Princess Cartridge.  It has an awesome tag feature, so even if  you think it is too girly the tags are worth purchasing it. Of course I used my Gypsy.  I love it because It allows me to switch between cartridges
Card dimension 4 X 6.5
Tag cut at 2.25
The Slice Scallop for Basic 1 cut at 2.50
Swirls From the Cindy Loo Cartridge 2.25.  I had to hide a lot becuz they were a little too long.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thinking of You Card

Okay, I bought another gadget today.  Micheal's had The Slice machine by Making Memories 40% off.  I have been watching it for a year.  Since it only cuts to up to 4'', I plan to use it primarily for Accents.  Instead of investing in a lot of punches, The Slice is good for adding the finishing touch.   Only down side is that it cuts at .5 increments and .25 is better for slight borders.

The card dimensions is 4.25 x 5.5
The Slice scallop and circle at 2 -1/2 and 2 respectively
Cuttlebug flower
Ribbon I got from Tuesday Morning (They actually will have The Slice bundle for sale August 3)
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Making Memory Brad