Thursday, April 21, 2011

A blog award...

Thanks to JoAnn from JLopez Designs for this award!  Its fun to get them in blog land!  I wonder if anyone reads/checks my blog so its nice.

1. I have 3 kids and 1 due in a MONTH!!!
2. I love the color green and frogs.
3. I've never dyed my hair...its all natural!
4. I am really excited to buy a pair of RED shoes for a wedding coming up in July.
5. I love camping, four-wheeling and fishing.
6. I love watching my oldest wrestle.  He is only 5 1/2 but he is GOOD :)!!
7. I'm addicted to adding things to my WANT list...hope I can purchase some soon!

For this one you have to first thank the person who gave it to you.  Next you have to tell 7 things about yourself.  Then you pass it along to 15 other bloggers. The problem with that is that just about every blog I looked/look at already has if you haven't gotten it yet and I missed you...sorry!  So many talented people out there!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Be impressed :)....

 Wow, I got a card and a layout done on the same day!  Are you impressed?
You should be :)....I am!!!

 The above card is for my Mom for Mother's Day.  I had 3 brothers and my husband who served 2-year LDS mission in Russia so the little doll holds a special place in all our hearts.  
I have wanted to do something fun with it since I got the Paisley cartridge so this is the occasion!  
I love how it turned out.

I have said it before and I will say it again, but I love when I can do a layout for a challenge.  These pictures were taken so randomly and I just love the way they turned out.  We had to sell our bunnies and I was so sad, we are trying to figure out how we can get some more!!

Hope you enjoyed my take on the challenges!!

The Russian Doll is cut at 4.5" from the Paisley cartridge.
The bunny is cut from Just Because Cards and the flourish is from Gypsy Wanderings cut at 4".

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Save the Date!!!

Jenny is turning the big 3-OH!!!  Make sure you remember to stop on by the blog hop and see the amazing talent there will be!  It will be GREAT!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion #10...

Hi everyone!  
I hope you are Celebrating the Occasion with us this week and if you aren't you SHOULD be!  The CTO challenge #10 is up and it was a great one---Birthday with a sketch!  
Come on over to the CTO blog and play with us!!
This sketch provided so much inspiration for me, I couldn't decide which way to go.  I actually made 3 cards with different things and decided I liked this one best.  Still not sure, but oh well, here it is!
I used the Accent Essential cartridge for the shape and Christmas cartridge for the Happy.  The button is from CTMH and the rick rac and paper is from my stash.


I love when I can take challenges and use them to create scrapbook layouts.  I need to do that a lot more and do a few less cards...although, I use the cards what do you do??  I loves these pictures of my Dad with Anthony.  He just loves his Grandpa and you can tell Grandpa enjoys having grandboys around!

The fish is from simply charmed, the river is from Plantin' schoolbook and the trees are from stretch your imagination.

Die Cuttin Divas is having a 2 cuts, 2 cartridges challenge
Flaunt it Fridays is having a simply charmed fish challenge

Welcome Baby...

I have a few nieces coming my way this summer so I thought I'd get a jump on things and get their card done.  I love how it turned out and it is the first time I've used this baby cut.  It is from Stretch Your Imagination.

Scrappy Moms Stamps is having a New Arrival Challenge.

I cut the baby at 3.5" from the Stretch Your Immagination cartridge.
The pattern paper is some from my stash and the flower in her hair is CTMH.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The force is strong...

I had to take a break from paper crafting to do some sewing...

The force is strong at our house lately.  My oldest is really into Star Wars and so I thought I'd make him some Star Wars cloaks.  I had to make sure I made one for his friend that also loves Star Wars when he comes to the house and plays, so we have 2 of each color.  Apparently, it is more fun being the bad guy because they have A LOT more interest in the black ones than the brown ones.

I love my kids!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Showers and invites!

 Once again, I had another few pictures I had been putting off putting onto a page, but decided I wanted to do them for a few of the challenges out there right now.  I need some extra suggestions on scrapbook page challenges, anyone know good sites?  Most of the ones I follow are for cards.

Die Cuttin Divas was having a sketch challenge and that is where my inspiration came from.
Fantabulous Cricut is having a April showers challenge
Cooking with Cricut is also having a April showers challenge

No better way to celebrate April showers than with jumping in the puddles they make!!
I used Plantin Schoolbook for the words, cut at 1', paisley for the umbrella cut at 3' and India art for the rain drops. The paper is from CTMH.

My Little Lady is turning 2 at the end of this month and this is the invitation to her little party! 
I love how they turned out and look just like the birthday plates I found!

Love my cricut, gypsy and Peachy Keen stamps!!

Lady bug is from Create a Critter, cut at 5', took out the contours of the face and stamped my own!

Have a great and happy weekend!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Time 4 fun!!!

 I was surprised to find my stash super low on boy/men birthday last night when I had a few extra minutes I decided to make a boy/man card.  I love how it turned out and how quick it went together.  The Just 4 fun is from the Cuttin Up cartridge cut at 3' and the shadow feature which I had never used before. The paper and brads are from Close to my Heart.

Birthday Sundaes is having an anything goes challenge
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday is a Birthday Theme this week.

And, I got to actually do a layout too.  Seems like I never have time to do my scrapbooking...but I had this page layed out for a long time!
Once again, the paper and embellishments are from CTMH and the Little piggies is welded on my gypsy and from the Hello Kitty Font cartridge.

Hope you like them!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion #8...

Hi everyone!  I hope you are Celebrating the Occasion with us this week and if you aren't you SHOULD be!  The CTO challenge #8 is up and it was a great one---Anything Birthday but must include a flower!  
Come on over to the CTO blog and play with us!!
These challenges are about being challenged...right?  
So I decided to put away the Cricut for this one and see if I could create something with just paper.  I used Adorn It paper and really like how it turned out.  To add to the challenge for me, this is not my color medium...I like bright, cheerful colors, so I challenged myself twice :).  I hope you take the challenge and join us!!

Winner, winner!!

WINNER!  The winner from the April Fool's Blog hop is....
Super cute waterfall card. I have been wanting to try one of these. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your new creations.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com
Contact me with your mailing address either through a comment here or 
my email address!
Congrats and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Cooking with Cricut blog candy!

Wow, what an awesome give-a-way...Cooking with Cricut is having a 1600 follower give-away.

Go check it out!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Blog Hop...

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop! 
I hope your Friday is fantastic, sunny and WARM! 
If you came here from Linette @ Moonscrapper, you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.
For this hop, we were asked to create a project that  
“tricks the eye.”  
Wow, I am not going to lie, I had a HARD time coming up with something for this theme, but then out of the back of my brain came the remembrance of this COOL card I saw on one of the many blogs I stalk.  A waterfall card.  This tricks the eye, right?  You cannot see all the images until you actually pull the least pretend with me that it is a trick of the eye!!

I hope you like it!  I LOVE how it turned out! 

I used some paper from my scraps and the stamps are from Close to My Heart.
I found the tutorial for the Waterfall card HERE and then watched it happen HERE.
Next in line is Debi from Debican. She has so many cute cards at her site...go check it out!!
If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters: 

And because its my first blog hop and I am so excited, here is some blog candy!  If you want, become a follower, if not just leave a comment telling me Hi!  I will choose the winner on Monday, April 4th.  You will have one week to notify me that you are the winner.  Happy crafting!!
Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.