Saturday, April 30, 2011

Card Class I Attended

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Saturday evening. I am now that I'm off work. I'm actually sitting here on the couch with my feet up.  It feels so good after being on my feet all day.  Anyway, onto my post.  Last night I attended a card class, it was really nice. I met lots of new ladies and learned some new things.  I wanted to share the cards we made, they came out terrific!  Thank you to my friend Debbie Cain for inviting me.

Both of these would make great cards for men

I love Z-fold cards

Not really sure if you can see it, but we did heat embossing on this one

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sherrie Scraps with Passion Giveaway

Sherrie is having an awesome giveaway, check out her blog.

I've Been Given an Award!

I am very tickled to receive the Versatile Blogger Award from Lori at Craftin Blind THANK YOU LORI!   Check out Lori's blog if you haven't been there before.

I am new at receiving awards and there are some rules.  The rules for receiving the Versatile Blogger award are as follows:

1.  Thank the person who awarded The Versatile Blogger Award to you.
2.  Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3.  Pass the award on to 15 bloggers.

Now the 7 things about me.

1.  Love my Cricut & Gypsy. Can't use one without the other.
2.  Have one son, James.
3. Live in a rural area and 12 cats have adopted me over the years.
4. Work in the golf shop at the airport and I don't golf.
5.  Coordinate and teach at our Cricut swarm.
6.  Been married for 21 years this October.
7.  Was born in France and can't speak french. My Mom was an Army bride.

I have awarded the following 15 blogs the Versatile Blogger Award:

1.  Sherry's Scrapbooks & Paper
2.  Crafty Card Gallery
3.  Bit By The Cricut Bug
4.  Funkycards
5.  More Than Favors
6.  Creative Cutter Room
7.  The Flip Side of  Me
8.  Just What I can {squeeze} In
9.  Scrapbookaholic By Abby
10.  Teachdanz
11.  Lynda's Creative Touches
12.  Craftyful Gardens
13.  Paper Maine-iac!!
14.  The Best Is Yet To Be
15.  The Crafty Kitten

Easter Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I did, I just ran around from one place to the other.  I had lunch with my in-laws, then went to visit my parents and give my nephew his Easter present. I then went to visit my sister to give my other nephew and my niece their Easter presents.  I just felt I was in my car more than visiting.  Anyway, here is the Easter card I made for my niece and nephews. I kept it pretty simple since this was for the kids.  But I think it came out really cute.


Card Size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Cartridges used, Doodlecharm and Easter 2010
Grass paper from DCWV The Stack (I've had forever)
Brown, Blue, Pink, Purple and Yellow paper from my scrap stash
Basket cut @ 4 inches
Eggs cut @ 4 inches
Sentiment inside "Happy Easter" cut @ 2 inches
Stamp Set Color Me Happy by My Creative Time
Pop Dots
Ranger Pitch Black Ink Pad

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Paris Birthday Layout

Well yesterday was our very first Callahan Country Bugs Cricut swarm and felt it was a huge success. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and hopefully learned something new about their amazing machines, the Cricut and the Gypsy.  I know I just love both of my girls, and I don't use one without using the other. I posted some pictures of our Swarm on the Cricut Swarm tab if you would like to take a look.

This is a birthday layout that I made at the crop for a contest I have entered. 

Recipe 12x12 layout

Cartridges used Summer in Paris and Create A Critter
12x12 solid card stock, from my  stash
12x12 patterned fabric paper, I got from a scrapbook convention in Jacksonville 4-5 years ago.
black card stock, from my stash
red card stock, from my stash
brown card stock, from my stash
blue card stock, from my stash
Creative Memories wavy cutter
dress stand cut @ 7 inches
dress stand shadow cut @ 7 inches
phrase cut @ 2 inches
pop dots

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Layout

Here is a birthday layout that I made.  I really am trying to make layouts since I have so many pictures that need to be scrapbooked.

Cartridges used Smiley Cards, Creative Memories Stork's Delivery
12x12 page layout
red cardstock 12x12, my stash
patterned paper 6 1/2x12, my stash
blue photo mat 3 1/4x4 1/2, my stash
black paper, my stash
black photo mater 4x6, my stash
glitter paper American Craft Christmas Glitter
birthday cake and layers cut @ 4.75 inches
sentiment cut @ 3 inches (welded with Gypsy)
balloons and layers cut @ 2.75 inches
yellow grosgrain ribbon
magic matter
pop dots

Technical Difficulties

Apparently there is some technical difficulties goings on.  All my followers have disappeared.  I believe it's something with EBlogger.  So hopefully, all my wonderful followers will be returned to me. In the meantime, I have added a subscribe button by email if you would like to signup up for that.

I will have another project to hopefully post today, so hang in there and have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Yahoo Group Challenge #2

So the challenge I placed upon my fellow bugs was to create a project using monochromatic colors. They could select the colors they wanted. While I was working on my project,I found that I had to add a couple other colors, but still my project was mostly monochromatic.  I then amended the challenge to allow other colors, but still had to mostly be monochromatic.   As you look at my project you will see why I couldn't go completely 100%, but I did my best.  And besides aren't these challenges suppose to challenge us???? I could have done something else, but so wanted to complete this one.  Enjoy! If anyone would like to join our Yahoo Group please click on the Yahoo button to the right. Would love to have you.

12x12 scrapbook page layout
Cartridges used - Disney Classics, Sweet Treats
Cardstock from my stash
Jiminy and all layers cut @ 6 inches
Phrase and shadow cut @ 3 3/4 inches
Photo mats cut @ 4x6, 3 1/2 x 5
Gem from stash
Pop Dots

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My First Cricut Swarm Project

I've finally got time off from work and got my house cleaned and FINALLY got to go into my craft room. One of the things I needed to get done was my very first Cricut Swarm project.  I got the idea from My Pink Stamper and really like the way it came out.  When I polled what my fellow bugs wanted, it was a toss between scrapbook page layout and a card. So what I did was both, but using the same idea. 

2 page 12x12 layout and card
Cricut Cartridges used, Preserves & Gypsy Fong
Double Cherry cut @ 3 inches
Layer cut @ 3 inches
Layer Shift cut @ 3 inches
Title "Super Sweet" cut @ 2 1/4 inches
Solid cardstock from my stash
Patterned cardstock Cloud 9 Design, Sparkle He Loves Me
Red ribbon
Pop Dots
My Pink Stamper Sentiment Stamp (on card)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cricut Cuts

Hi everyone! Today was a good day, first of all, didn't have to work. Second, I went to visit my nephew, his birthday was yesterday, but I was working. So I went to see him today to celebrate. I got his gift last night and was going to use a gift bag from my stash.  However, after looking, I didn't have anything for a boy so I decided to decorate one of my standard brown bags.  Then I got to thinking how to decorate and started looking through my extra cricut cuts.  Well guess what???? I had extra dinosaur cuts. When I first cut them, they weren't the right size so I tossed them into my cricut cuts scraps.  They worked perfectly because his card was a dinosaur. So my advice to you don't throw away cuts you dont' use right away.  You never know when you might use them. 

Here is the bag I made for my nephew, even the comment bubble was a scrap.