Sunday, February 27, 2011

Upcoming Projects...

Hi Everyone!  What a busy, busy weekend.  I'm working on some new scrapbook pages for our expected baby #2 (only 5 weeks to go), and will hopefully get them posted today!  Stay Tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

First and Foremost, I want to thank Krafty Kim for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award!  Who would've thought!!!  She has made some adorable projects that are well worth your time checking out (the crayon's for valentines...what a neat idea)!


Here are the rules for the Liebster Blog Award.
1.  It is a blog award handed over to your favorite five blogs, that have less than 100 followers.
2.  The award is passed on to the five, by commenting on their blog and telling them that their blog is one of your favorites and this is how you are chosen for the Liebster Blog Award.
3.  The one who receives the award posts a link back to the person who gave them the award, and five of their favorite blogs (you can choose the person who sent you the award if you wish) with less than one hundred followers.  My five are:
Please check out these awesome blogs!  There are so many creative ideas and lots of inspiration!  Thanks to all of the ladies that take the time to share their creations!



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dino-Mite! Birthday Card

Hi Everyone...here is a card that I made for our nephew's 5th birthday!
The card base is cut out of yellow cardstock at 11.25" X 4.25".  Score and fold the card base at 3" and 8.5"

I cut the following items with my Cricut and assembled:
Palm Tree - Create A Critter - Pg. 51 at 2.75"
Dinosaur - Create A Critter - Pg. 50 at 3.25" (Shadow, Reg., Layer 2 & 3) and hid the face using the Gypsy
Grass - Paper Doll Dress Up - Pg. 78 at 1" (Shift/tab feature)
Volcano - Create A Critter - Pg. 50 at 1.5" (Shadow, Reg., Layer 2)


 The inside mat is cut at 5.25" X 4" and the Dino Mite Stamp is from My Pink Stampers Punnylicious Stamp set using Close To My Heart Orange Ink.


 Please leave any comments or questions.
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Tag Journal

One of my son's daycare teacher's is having a baby at the end of April so I wanted to make a little something special that my son can give to her.  This is a Baby Tag Journal using Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge (This is not my original idea). 
I used my Gypsy to cut:
 6 Tags (page 90 of TBBM) at 5.65"
6 Folders (page 113 of TBBM - Blackout Feature) at 11.35"
2 Covers (page 113 of TBBM - Blackout Feature) at 11.35" - The covers are the same as the folders only you can cut it in half and only use the front half (the half with no score marks).
Once your items are cut out, score and fold on the lines provided and use a good permanent adhesive (I used scor-tape to adhere the folders).








 I used my cinch to bind the book but you can punch two holes on the left side and just use loose leaf rings.

Lastly, decorate and embellish to your liking!
Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bath Time Scrapbook Layout

Here's another scrapbook page that I made for Baby #2!  I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the baby, bathtub, and bubbles.  The baby's face is stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps - Everyday Character Face and the accenting is all done with my white Gelly Roll pen!  Hope you enjoy.
Please leave any comments or questions!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Baby Shower Card

Here's my first craft video.  I made a card for a baby shower that I am attending tomorrow.  I will be entering this card into the Peach Keen Stamp Challenge. 
I hope you enjoy.
video


The card looked kind of blah, so I added some stitching and bling to dress it up!
Please leave any comments or questions.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Forever Young Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!  The month of March is crazy with birthdays so I thought that I would get a head start on my birthday cards.  I made this card using the Forever Young Cricut cartridge.  The purse shaped cardbase I created with my Gypsy.  I found this card on another blog and I apologize as I don't remember where...thank you to whom ever designed this card...I absolutley love it!  This card is for a good friend of mine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quick Referral Cube

Happy Wednesday!  I thought that I would share with everyone some notes that I refer to frequently when cardmaking and scrapbooking. I have printed the following notes on paper and put them in an old picture cube to keep close by so that I can refer to them at a glance.

A2 Size Card:
For a standard A2 size card (fits in an A2 size envelope) start with an 8.5" X 11" piece of cardstock and cut in half the short way so that you have an ending size of 8.5" X 5.5" (I hope I said that the right way?)  Score and fold at 4.25" and you have your card.

A9 Size Card:
For an A9 size card (fits in an A9 size envelope) start with an 8-1/2" X 11" piece of cardstock and score and fold in half the short way so that your card base measures 8-1/2" X 5-1/2" (I'm not sure if I'm saying that right...I always learned them as a hamburger or hotdog fold...do a hamburger fold :)

Square Card:
For a 4-1/4" square card, start with an 8-1/2" X 4-1/4" piece of cardstock and score and fold in half the so that your card base measures 4-1/4" X 4-1/4".

Mat Sizes:
I always go a 1/4" bigger or smaller for my mat depending on the type of mat.
The mat size for an A2 size card is 4" X 5-1/4". 
The mat size for an A9 size card is 8-1/4" X 5-1/4". 
The mat size for a 4-1/4" Square card is 4" X 4".
If you are putting a mat under a 4X6" picture cut the mat at 4-1/4" X 6-1/4" (I order my pictures from shutterfly and my 4X6" pictures always come as a 4" X 5-7/8" picture so I cut my mat at 4-1/4" X 6-1/8").  Then if you choose to add another mat behind the first mat, cut mat #2 at 4-1/2" X 6-1/2".

Gift Card Envelope:
If you are trying to make an envelope to hold a gift card, I use the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge.
The envelope is on page 79.
Use the Tall Ball setting and cut at 3-3/4".
This will hold a gift card perfectly.

Please comment with any helpful notes, tips, or tricks that may help fellow crafters!
Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby Girl Card

I made this card for my husband's cousin who just had Baby Girl #2!
 It's a standard A2 size card (4 X 5-1/4").


  • The scallop circle and white circle are from Mini Monograms.
  • The Stamp is from one of my older sets from Michael's (sorry...dont' know the name) and is embossed using Baby Pink emobssing powder from Close to My Heart.
  • The light pink mat is embossed using my Cuttlebug A2 embossing folder Swiss Dots.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Haul Video

Hi Everyone! 
On Sunday, my son and I enjoyed the Central WI weather of 50 degrees...it was GORGEOUS!!  We not only went to Best Buy to purchase a video camera, but we also made a stop at Michael's.  Lots on sale...here's what we found (Please excuse my raspy voice...I'm just getting over a nasty cold).


Unfortunately on our way out, I had my hands full with both my son and my purchases, I fell off of the curb and rolled my ankle.  Not sure if it's broken or not...I can walk on it but it's swollen and starting to bruise.  I might give it a couple more days before I go in! :(

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Bought a Video Camera...YAY!!!

I went shopping yesterday and bought myself a video camera so that I can start making videos to share with all of you.  Once I figure out how to use it I will start filming...STAY TUNED!!! 

Valentine's Crayon Goodie Box

Happy Valentine's Day!
Here is a Crayon Goodie Box that I made for all of my nieces and nephews.  I am entering this in the Scrappy's Mom Challenge http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/
 and the Creative Cutter Room Challenge http://www.creativecutter.org/



Recipie:
1. Using Tags Bags Boxes and More, cut the crayon box on page 129 using the widnow feature at 8-3/4".

2. The cricut cuts marks to show where to score. Using a bone folder and ruler or scor-pal, score all of the lines.
3. I save any and all clear plastic wrappers and that's what I use to cover my windows.  In this project, I used a wrapper from a pack of stickers that I bought a Michales on clearence.  Cut the plastic to fit the window a little big and glue to the inside (the side opposite of the score marks).
4. Fold all of your score lines using a bone folder for a nice crisp fold.
5. Using the Love Struck 2010 Cricut cartridge and some scraps of cardstock, cut the candy hearts out...some at 2-1/4" and some at 3".
6. Using a pink sharpie marker I added stitching around the front of the box for an added effect.
7. Next, using Stampin' Dimensionals from Stampin' Up and some regular adhesive, I glued the hearts to the Crayon Box.
8. Finally, using Scor Tape I glued the Crayon Box together (Be sure to use a strong adhesive to hold your box together).
9. Embellish and fill with your favorite goodies!


Hope you have a great day and get something special from your Valentine!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Dreams Scrapbook Page

I am expecting Baby #2 in April and I'm trying to get a head start on his (It's A Boy!) scrapbook before he arrives, so that I am not overwhelmed when the time comes. Here is a page that I made to capture those precious moments when he is fast asleep and dreaming!
The Lamb and the Sweet Dreams was cut using Create-A-Critter Cricut Cartridge.

In case you haven't noticed...Create-A-Critter is by far my most favorite cartridge!

Hope you enjoyed...thanks for stoppy by!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Video Vs. Pictures

My goal is sometime next weekend or possibly even this weekend, to get to Best Buy and get myself a nice video camera and tri-pod so that I can make videos for everyone to view on how to make my projects. 

Please be patient...it is on my list of things to do!!


My Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge

Happy Saturday Everyone!
Last night I stayed up WAY TO LATE with Robyn's Blog Hop and then I just got carried away with crafting.  Here is a scrapbook page that I made for my baby's scrapbook (He's expected on the 5th of April)!  I used black and of course my favorite color GREEN (with a hint of blue)!
The children shadows were cut from the A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge.
The Lettering was printed using Microsoft Word (I know...I'm a cheater).
I can't wait to fill this with pictures of my two little boys!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by.
P.S. Check back tomorrow for another adorable scrapbook layout using Create-A-Critter!

Friday, February 11, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop

Hi Everyone...thanks for coming to visit me!  Just wanted to let you all know that My Pink Stamper http://www.mypinkstamper.com/ is hosting, I'm sure what is going to be an exciting and inspiring BLOG HOP tonight at 8PM central time.  Be sure to join in to see all of the neat designs and ideas!  I know I can't wait!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Creative Time BLOG HOP

Check out http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ to join in on her exciting Blog Hop featuring
lots of Give-Aways!

Pop-Up Love Bug Card

Here's a quick project for those last minute Valentine's...a Pop-Up Love Bug Card using Create-A-Critter!  The recipe will follow the pictures!


Recipe:
1. Cut a White piece of 8.5" X 11" cardstock in half to measure 8.5" X 5.5".
2. Score and fold at 4.25".  This is you card base measuring 4.25" X 5.5".
3. Cut a black piece of cardstock at 4" X 5.25" to make your mat for the front of your card.  I ran the mat through my Cuttlebug using the Spots and Dots embossing folder.
4. Next, adhere ribbon to the top of your black mat before gluing the mat to your card base...add if a bow if you'd like.
5. "Love Bug" was cut at 3" using the Create-A-Critter cartridge and the shadow feature was used as well as the regular.
6. Inside you'll need a 5.25" X 8.25" piece of solid pink cardstock.
7. Fold the cardstock in half and using a scissors, cut two 1/2" slits about 1/2" apart from one another in the center of the pink cardstock.
8. Fold this flap forward as it will serve as a stand for your pop-up image.
9. Glue the pink cardstock to the inside of your white card base.
10. The Lady Bug was cut at 3.5" using the Create-A-Critter cartridge.  Again, the shadow feature was used as well as the regular and the accessories, all cut at 3.5".
11. Once the lady but is put together, adhere it to the inside flap that you created in step #8.
12. Embellish to your liking!
Good Luck

Please leave any comments or questions!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

GIVE-AWAY at DL.ART

Congrats to Diana at DL.ART  http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com for reaching 100 followers on her blog!  Stop on over to her blog to enter for a chance to win a $15 Starbucks Gift Card!  Good Luck to you and Good Luck and Best of Wishes to Diana!

Valentine Matchbook Candy Holder

Hi everyone. Here is a picture of the Valentine that I made for my son to take to daycare. I got the idea of the matchbook from kyteecher on You Tube.


The pink cardstock is cut at 8-1/2" X 4" and scored at 3", 3-1/2", and 7". The corner punch is the Fiskar Hearts punch and I took a piece of black cardstock cut at 1" X 4" and glued to the flap. The frog is cut from the Create A Critter cricut cartridge at 3" with the shadow feature and all of the accessories. I added googly eyes for an added effect. Staple the flap approx. 1/4" from the bottom and cover the staple with ribbon, then you can adhere a bag of M&M's inside and you're all set!