Thursday, March 31, 2011

A blog award...

Debbie from Debbie's Dash of This and That and
Paper Panther and Rayna from Purple Peeps Techniques sent me an award! 
Fun!  My first award!!  
Thanks...and from such great crafters!!
There are rules after receiving this reward and they are:
  1. Thank the person who sent it to you
  2. Tell us 7 things about yourself
Here are 7 things about me:
  1. I am a mother of 3 and 8/ #4 due in May.
  2. I absolutely LOVE candy...gummy things, chocolate, basically anything!
  3. I am a medical transcriptionist.
  4. I ran my first half marathon last year and cannot wait to start training again.
  5. I really love to craft with mediums, but I feel most confident in my paper crafting.
  6. I love Strawberry Shortcake and CareBears
  7. I am a fairly competitive person and it gets in the way sometimes!
 I am still making a list of the other bloggers I want to give the award too! I will update soon!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


 A cute little Birthday Card for someone special...

Birthday Sundaes...Spring Birthday

I cut the flower from the Tags, Bags & more cartridge and the saying is a rub-on from Adorn It!
Simple, yet satisfying!!

This Stinks...

(sorry this picture really does stink...I need a new camera!)

I have a family member going through a hard time right now and wanted to make a card to help cheer them up.  I cannot even image the hardship and frustration she is going through. 
I hope this brings a little smile to her face!

The Cuttlebug Spot... Felt Challenge
Cooking with Cricut...Funny Pun
More than Favors-Wacky Wednesday...Something Funny

I cut the skunk from Create A Critter at 3.5".  The circle card is from Tags, Bags & More cut at 4.5" and the turquoise circle was from my scraps. I had the cute little felt flower in my stock of things to make hair bows with, but I think it fit the card way too well not to use it.

April Fools...

Mark your calendar for this AWESOME HOP!!

Filled with lots of fun crafters and I am sure you will enjoy every thing that is made!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Let it snow?....

Since Spring is yet to come to our little corner of Idaho, I thought it would be appropriate to do some winter pictures, since it snowed yesterday.  I love how this page turned out.  I do not usually use so few pictures, but this is all I had this time.  
This isn't really consistent with my style of scrapbooking, but I thought I'd branch out a bit.  

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cooking with Cricut...

Cooking with Cricut is having a Lion or Lamb challenge!  
On the inside, it says....It's your birthday!

This was created with Create a Critter.  The lion was cut at 3.5".  My little nephew will love it.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Buttons and Spring...

The Cuttlebug Spot had a challenge to use buttons.  I always forget about that super cute embellishment!
Card Cupid is having a springtime challenge!  What better way to celebrate spring than with a kite?

The kite is cut from the Boys will be Boys cartridge at 3.5".  The stamp is from Close to my Heart.


The Die Cuttin Divas are thinking spring with a garden challenge!!

I have had these pictures sitting in my pile for a while and couldn't get motivated to do them...but what better way than with a challenge!  I cut the veggies from my Just Because Cards at 3".

Thanks for the challenge Divas!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Better late than never...

 Seeing Stars Challenge

I know it was back in February that this happened but I was so excited to find out just recently about this!  I have been super behind on blog hopping, not to mention every other part of my life.  I even won the monthly prize!  I feel so lucky!!

Here is the card I made for the challenge...
Here is how I did it...

Monday, March 21, 2011

CTO Challenge #6...

Hi everyone!  I hope you are Celebrating the Occasion with us this week and if you aren't you SHOULD!  The CTO challenge #6 is up and it was a great one---Thank you with a tag on the project!  
Come on over to the CTO blog and play with us!!

I used the Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge and Tags, Bags and More and welded them together using my new Gypsy!  I have wanted to try this for quite a while.  I chalked the strawberry with Stampin' Up, added a ribbon from my stash and some random bling that I had on hand.  Inside I wrote "Thank you BERRY much!"

I hope you like my take on the CTO challenge!  Cannot wait to see what you do with it!!


Fantabulous Cricut has a birthday challenge going on...
Bugbites has a buggy challenge...
Birthday Sundaes has their first challenge up too...

We have so many birthday's coming up in April that I need to start stocking up.  I love this paper from a paper stack I got a while ago.  I welded the words together from Plantin' Schoolbook and cut it at 1" wide.


Another week and a few more challenges I didn't want to miss!  

Cricut Cardz's challenge #66 was use blue, white and yellow with a border and a thank you!  Lots of things to fit into one card!

Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #10 wanted something from Doodlecharm.

I love these little babies from the Doodlecharm cartridge.  I will be having a baby in May and I hope it is a boy (we don't find out) so I'm hoping I can use this for after the baby comes.  If not, I'll just have to give it to my friend who is due at the same time as me with a boy :)!

I used the Doodlecharm cartridge (obviously) and the border feature cut at 1.15 inches.  Swiss dots is the Cuttlebug embossing I used.  The sentiment is a stamp from Close to my Heart.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another project and a layout....

I saw this Rainbow Wreath and knew I needed one for my house! 
It went together so quick and easy and I LOVE it!!
I did this layout with the Simply Charmed strawberry  cut at 2" and 3" and just loved how it turned out.  Strawberries are one of my very favorite things so I just loved these pictures anyway...and to finally get them onto a scrapbook page really made me happy!  They were from 2008...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Original Scrapbox....

The Original Scrapbox is having a give-away on Facebook!
Go 'LIKE' them and check it out!!
The give-away ends when they hit 10,000 likes so hurry!

Would this just be an amazingly awesome addition to Scrapbooking!!

Friday, March 11, 2011


My house was seriously lacking some St. Patrick's Day green, so I decided to throw something together. The LUCKY was cut from Printing Press on my gypsy at 1 inch.
I have so many friends having babies in the near future (or already did) that I needed a cute gift for them.  My friend was saying how much she loves diapers for burp clothes so I thought, why not make them CUTE!  I loved how they turned out.  Each shape was cut at 5" using Create a Critter, Boys will be Boys or Plantin Schoolbook!  

Enjoy your weekend!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gypsy help...

I just got a gypsy, and was super confused on how to make it work the way I wanted it to.

In my searching, I found a GREAT series of helpful videos done by Christina at 

Check it out, they were super helpful!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion...challenge #4...

Hi everyone!  I hope you are Celebrating the Occasion with us this week!  The CTO challenge #4 is up and its a FUN one...St. Patrick's Day!  Come on over to the CTO blog and play with us!!

I used the Simply Charmed leprechaun and the 4-leaf clover border is from Everyday Paper Dolls.  I chalked the cheeks of the leprechaun and used brads for his accents.  The borders of the leafs are laced with glitter too!  I had the perfect pictures for this little page and thought it turned out super cute!  I hope you like my take on the CTO challenge!

Birthday Sundaes...

Birthday Sundaes
Happy Happy Birthday!!!  I just wanted to post a quick note
letting you all know about a new challenge blog that is about to start up soon, Birthday Sundaes
Who doesn't need a few more birthday cards? I know I do!!
They are currently doing a DT call too, so if you are interested head on over there to apply. 
But at very least, be sure to check it out so you can have some fun too and get that birthday card stash stocked!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cricut withdrawal...

I am having crafting withdrawals!  I had to send in my cricut to get it fixed because the USB compartment had malfunctioned, therefore I couldn't use my gypsy or my Design Studio.
I have been so sad not being able to use it.  I do have other resources to use so hopefully I can get down in my craft room this afternoon to do more! 

Hang in there with me....more coming soon!!