Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Let's Party" Robot card

Hello Friends, hope you are all doing well!!  I want to apologize  for not posting anything for the last week but I have just been so busy!!!  My parents were having work done at their house so I spent a lot of time over there with them and really to tell the truth the weather was so unbearable with the temperatures reaching 100 +, I really had no energy left by the time I could actually get in my craft room to create!!!  But don't worry, I made up for it today!!  I have been in my craft room for most of the day cleaning up and creating!  First off, I have to tell you about the awesome deals I got this week at A.C. Moore and Michaels Crafts.  Both stores had Cricut cartridges on sale, some carts that are discontinued and just older ones that they wanted to get rid of.  I bought 4 carts for $20.00 each and 2 limited addition summer collection carts for $12.49, that's 6 cartridges for $105.00...I mean come on, that's a great deal!!  Finally I feel like my cartridge library is growing and that I have plenty of ones to choose from.  So for today's card I used Robots, one of my new carts, to make my middle son Blake a card for his birthday next week.  I think it came out soo cute!!  I just love how it all came together, colors and all!!

I am entering this into K.Andrews at Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.
Well I hope you enjoyed it and stay tuned tomorrow for another card that I made today!!
Until then Happy Craftin!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!

Hello to all my wonderful Bloggie friends, hope you all had a great weekend!!  Thank God we are finally over the massive heat wave here on the east coast, it really became unbearable!!  Good thing we had our pool to keep us cool!!  Since it was so hot out it gave me the perfect oppertunity to swtay in and get some crafting done.  Today I want to show you the card I made for my parents.  They celebrated their 44th Wedding Anniversary last week.  I used some really great Glittery paper, not sure who makes it but I did get it at Target.  I think it came out really nice.

I am so luck to have parents that have lasted the test of time and are still in love as much as the day they met.  To my wonderful parents, we Love you!!

Until next time Happy Craftin!!


Friday, July 22, 2011

"My Future Executive" and "Made it Myself Mondays"

I was browsing through all the pictures on my computer the other day and I found sooo many great pictures of my kids!!  The ones I used on this layout just make me smile.  The photo's are of my little guy when he was about 3 years old.  He is sitting on the couch with the laptop in his lap.  He is so enthraled with it that it actually looks like is busy working!!  My sweet little bug is my "Future Executive"!!!

I hope you have enjoyed my little bug as much as I do!!

You can also see this and other wonderful projects over at "You Had Me at Crafts" for the "Made it Myself Mondays" challenge!!

Until next time Happy Craftin.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"A Mermaid's Crafts" 500 Follower Giveaway!!

Hello friends, hope you are having a great Tuesday!!  I just want to let you know that Lisa over at "A Mermaid's Crafts" is having a Giveawy for reaching 500 Followers!!  So please head on over to her blog and contest by clicking on this blog posts title above or on the right side of this blog and help her reach even more!!  She is leaving the contest open till August 6th so we all know that she will gain even more followers by then!!  She is so nice, has a great blog with awesome ideas so lets support her.

Onto other news, my daughter comes home today...YAY!!!  I missed her so much even though we spoke everyday, sometimes more than once!!  She is such a big help and I know that her little brother cannot wait!!  Her other brother... well he was actually bummed when he woke up...he said that the fun ends today!!  They argue all the time but I know deep down that he misses her too!!! 

I will most likely be in my crafting room tonight because I know that my daughter missed being home and crafting, she will probably make a bunch of stuff (she makes Polymer clay creations) so hopefully I will have some projects for you later!!

Until then Happy Craftin!!!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekend is over...BooHoo!! it me or does the weekend just fly by???  Well it is Monday again, which in a way is okay because that means that my daughter will finally be coming home from her Florida trip!!  She has been gone for almost 3 weeks!!  Her flight will land tomorrow at 2:40 pm (EST) and it couldn't come sooner because we can hardly wait to see her!!  I know that she is having a blast and that she is in great hands but I also know that she is getting home sick, lets face it, this is the first time she has been away from me and the family and I know that she misses her brothers A LOT!!! 

I also wanted to remind you all to head on over to My Craft Channel and check out the guest hosts today and to enter to win a Cricut Expression 2!!  Just follow the list of "How to Enter" and you will have a number of chances to win!!  Good Luck all!!

Until next time Happy Craftin!!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Pink Stampers Design Team Call!!

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!!   I am sooo excited to let you all know that today I am posting the card that I made for the "My Pink Stamper" Design Team Call!!  Robyn has openings for her upcoming 2011-12 term and all you need to do is add a project on her blog (CLICK HERE) by next Wednesday, July 20 11:59 pm CST.  She will be choosing a handful of people to serve 6 months on her upcoming team! 
Here are some of the requirements....

*You will need to have a blog that you regularly post on for at least 3 months.
*You cannot already be serving on a DT that has product that is a conflict of interest (most DTs are just fine as long as they do not sell product that is similar to My Pink Stamper Original Cricut Stamps idea)
*Your project must be made just for this challenge
*Post a pic on your blog with a full recipe along with what the challenge is about
*This needs to be a new project that you make just for this challenge
*Only one entry per person, please
*You do not need to be a professional but you must have a love for the craft! :)

Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......

(other optional color of your choice)

This is what I came up with!!

I used Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge: turtle cut @ 2 1/2" and the butterfly @ 1 3/4
Stampin Up paper
Peachy Keen "Everyday Character" stamps
I embossed with the Sizzix "Bubbles" folder
Jelly Roll Clear pen for highlight on the butterfly (you can kinda see it above)
Pop Dots for demension
Orange ribbon for his bow
 There are so many wonderful and talented crafters out there, it will be fun to just be able to show my work!!

So head on over to Robyn's and check it out!!
She will announce the new Design Team next Saturday, July 23rd during a Live Broadcast!!
Good Luck and until next time Happy Craftin!!



Friday, July 15, 2011

My Craft Channel!!

I am so excited to share with you this wonderful new blog Channel.  Each day visit the My Craft Channel blog and you will gert to see the featured host(s) blog that day to find out how you can WIN a Cricut electronic cutting machine.  Yes you heard right....they are giving away 20 Cricut Machines in 20 Days as they unveil their new Fall shows and the wonderful talent behind the hosts of each show.

Enjoy and Good Luck to you all!!  Until next time Happy Craftin!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Iris Thank You!

Hello Bloggie friends, hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday!!  Today I am posting a Thank You card I made for a friend.  I just love the way Iris's look and I really need to start using my Copic markers more so I figured that this would be the perfect oppertunity!!  The stamps are oldies but goodies from Stmpin Up!

I really love how you can blend the colors with the Copic's!!  I layered a nice pastel Paisley patterened paper under the image and added some ribbon.  So simple!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time Happy Craftin!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So Many Hats!!

Hello friends, today I want to share a quick video of card I made using the Forever Young Cricut cartridge and my new stamp sets from K. Andrew designs and Getting Cricky with K. Andrew.  I could hardly wait to get them and then they finally came on Monday so I rushed to my craft room to create!!  I Love these stamps, they are made so well, they leave such a clean, crisp image.  Please stop by her blog and check them out.  She is not only a wonderfully sweet and inspiring person but she is creating great stamps!  For every set she sells, she donates a $1 to a specific charity. 
So now for the video...Enjoy!!

Thanks for stoping by.  I will have more for you soon so until then Happy Craftin!!!


Monday, July 11, 2011

My Favorite card and Simply Sunday Challenge!!

Good morning to all my Bloggie friends!!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Today I want to show you my all time favorite card.  This card just makes me happy!!  I LOVE shoes and Lord knows I have a ton of them, no really, I have about 150 pairs of just shoes, not to mention all the boots and flip flops and so on that I own!!!  My husband does not understand why one person needs so many pairs!!  Men...what do they know!  I just love the way my foot looks in heels!!  The colors in this card are just so bright and cheery and lets face it what girl wouldn't love a pair of shoes with sparkly heels??!!  I will be entering this card into the Getting Cricky with K. Andrew Simply Sunday Challenge. 

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do and if you want to join in some fun, PLEASE head on over to Kristals blog to get even more inspiration from her wonderful Design team, you can even join the party and have a chance to win some great stamps!!

Have a great day and Happy Craftin to all!!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Sweet Bug

Hello Bloggie friends, hope you are all having a great Sunday!!  Today I want to share a Scrapbook Layout of my absolutely beautiful son!!  He is the youngest of my 3 and the most spoiled!!  He came into this world with a Gusto but as he got older he just didn't develope like he should have.  He didn't hit any of the usual milestones and that made me worry!!  I already had 2 kids so I knew when he should do certain things, but he just didn't!!  After arguing with my husband (this baby is the child of my second marriage, it was my husbands first) I called in Early Intervention to have him evaluated. We went to all of the Specialty doctors, you know the Neurologist, the Orthopedist, the hearing specialist and so on.  Low and behold, after tons of tests there is still no explanation for the delays!!  We did get a diagnosis of Hypotonia with joint weakness which is in other words low muscle tone with extreme double jointedness!!  He can do unbelievable things with his little fingers and feet, he can actually flip his tounge over completely!!  Because of the low muscle tone he needed a lot of thearapy!!  My little bug was receiving Physical thearapy, Ocupational thearapy, Speach thearapy and Developemental Intervention.  Five months before he was to turn 3 he took his first steps on his own!!  I can't even tell you how excited I was that day, when he walked from the living room to his room!!  I almost passed out!!  Sure it has not been an easy road but having him in our lives has been the most rewarding and blessed thing and I would not change it for anything in this world!  I believe God gave him to us for a reason, we were meant to be his parents, to take care of him.  All I know is that I couldn't live without him and his wonderful personality.  He truely is such a happy boy!!  I know that in time, in God's time, he will be able to do all the things that the other kids can do but until then, we learn as we go!!  So without further ado...My Sweet Bug!!

Can't beat that smile!!

Hope you enjoyed!!  Happy Sunday and Happy Craftin!!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fabulous Smile Layout!

Okay, as I promised earlier, I finished the Scrapbook Layout this evening so here it is.  This scrapbook page is of my daughter and her FABULOUS Smile!!  She is a blonde haired, blue eyed beauty with the greatest smile ever!!  She can be a bit of a poser, you know when messing around with her friends but when she smiles it is breath taking!! 

I added Glossy Accents to the mirror to make it shine!!

The photo came out a little dark but you can kind of see that smile!!

I used the Cricuts Forever Young cartridge for cutting the mirror at 8"and Accent Essentials for the journaling box at 3" & 2 3/4" layered.
My Minds Eye "Everyday Tango" for the patterned paper and DCWV "Jewel Colored".
Pink fabric Thickers-By the Yard.
Flora Doodles by Petaloo.

I really need to find a better way to take my photo's!  Maybe need better lighting!  Anyway I hope you enjoy!!

Until next time Happy Craftin!!


So Busy!!

I want to appologize for not posting anything in the last few days but i have been busy with the kids and the recent 4th of July holiday!!  My little guy is not feeling well and has been home from his summer program with me all week and you know how it is when kids don't feel well, you have to be with them all the time and you can't get anything done!!  I did get a litlle time last night when my husband came home to work on a Layout but I couldn't finish it, I was too tired, so I hope to have it done later today.  I will try to get that up for you guy's later.  Until then Happy Craftin!!


Friday, July 1, 2011

"You are Moo-velous" Cow/Black and White Challenge

Happy July 1st, hope you are having a great Friday afternoon!!  Today I have this totally cute Gift Card card!  Cooking with Cricut is having a fun challenge, to create a project with a Cow on it or in it OR a project with black and white and just a tid bit of a third color if you can’t use a cow!  So this is what I came up with. 

"You are Moo-velous"

soo cute!!

Just slip in the gift card and add your sentiment to the left.

So head on over to Cooking with Cricut and see what you can come up with!!

Until next time Happy Craftin!!