Sunday, June 27, 2010

Great News!!!

Hi All,

I got a job!! It is only for the summer, but it is a foot in the door at this particular company and could be my way into a permanent position. I am really looking forward to starting tomorrow.

With that said, additions to my blog this week my be few and far between. Since I haven't worked in 4 months, I am sure that I will be REALLY brain tired by the time I get home from learning all the new stuff. So I apologize in advance if I don't get anything added this week.

Thanks to all that visit and wish me luck!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Busy making cards this weekend!

Hi All,

I had a bunch of cards to make this weekend and get out in the mail. I really need to get these done earlier so I am not scrambling at the last minute.

Anyway, one of my friend's mother passed away last week and I wanted to get something out to her to let her know that I was thinking of her and her family. No cricut on this one. I used paper from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. The flowers are from Prima Essentials No. 9 collection and I used Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist on them. The large center brad is from Joanns.
My husband's niece had a baby last Tuesday and wanted to get a card out to her as well. I used paper from K&Company Snuggle Bug paper pad. The Cricut cuts are from New Arrival and I stamped the face with Peachy Keen stamp set PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment.
Another Father's Day card using the new Cricut Lite Block Party cartridge. I love love love this cartridge! I also made a "menu board" for the BBQ that we had at the house yesterday. Pretty simple, but everyone loved it.Hope you like all these. I had a blast working in my craft room. The creative juices were definitely flowing! I hope everyone had a great weekend. More later.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #45

Hello All,

Here is my entry for Paper Cutz Challenge #45. Directions were to make a card, LO or craft project for Father's Day using a digital, hand stamped or Cricut cut image and any colors you'd like.

I made this one for my husband. It shows our 4 kids, 3 daughters and a son. He is the best Dad in the world and the best Husband in the universe. I used Stand and Salute for the banner, A Childs Year for the silhouettes, and the pattern paper is from Die Cuts with a View (DCWV) The Guy Stack. The solid paper is from Joanns and the letters are from Creative Memories.

Hope he likes it!!

Blog Award!

I can't believe that I got a Blog Award! I never expected it. I received it from Carri at DoubleClick Connections. She is the greatest. Click HERE to visit her blog.

I share what I love. My paper crafting has kept me sane during my unemployment and the search for a new job. I am soo very happy that you all like my creations. Thanks again Carri for sharing the award and thant you all for visiting my humble little blog. I appreciate each and every one of you.

I am passing this award on to the following great people -

Mary at Cardz TV

Mary at KreatesKards

Allison at A. Hill Designs

Tracy at Craft Junkie Too

Christina at Creations with Christina

You are all such great inspirations to me. Thanks for sharing your great outlook on life and your creativity with us.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

CricutCardzChallenge #28

Hi All,

Here is my entry for Cricut Cards Challenge #28. All you had to do was use shoes in a project. I started with the shoes and then picked the colors for the background. Then I couldn't come up with a sentiment. Everyone always says, "Be Yourself" so that is what I used.

Hope you like it. Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Throwback Thursday Episode 49

Here is my entry for Emma's challenge over at My Creative Time. the challenge was to use Stretch Your Imagination and use brown, blue & red. I thought these colors worked well for a Fall/Autumn themed card so I made this one. As I was finishing the card and wondering what sentiment I was going to use, I looked at the leaf cutouts on the frame and "falling for you" popped into my head. Hope you like it!! I had fun making it!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #44

For challenge # 44, make a card, LO or craft project with a vacation theme using a digital, hand stamped or Cricut cut image of a car, plane, travel trailer or RV.

I made this card for my Dad because he loves pick-up trucks. This truck was cut from "Just Because" Cards cartridge and Base Camp for the letters. I welded the letters to the card with my Gypsy. I saw a video that Momo did on her Made by Momo blog. She did it in Design Studio, but I tried it in the Gypsy and it worked. Thanks Momo for the lesson. I really like doing this. It takes a little practice, but I really like doing this type of card. This one was a bit hard to photograph and show that the word is attached to the front of the card. Hope you can see this.

Hope you like the card. Let me know what you think. Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thank you everyone for visiting!

Thanks so much to all that visit my blog. I know that I have been a little lax lately in posting my cards, but with being gone on vacation and looking for a job, I have been a bit short on time. I apologize and promise to be more attentive to the blog. I know how much I depend on seeing new creations on other blogs and I don't want to disappoint you with no new entries.

Again, I appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to hearing from you. I feel so very special that you choose to come to see what I have made. It gives me a reason to keep creating. Please leave a comment or email me if you have any questions or just want to talk.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Almost 1000 hits!!

Wow!! Almost 1000 hits to my blog! I can't believe it. Seems like just yesterday that I first set up this blog and wasn't sure what was going to happen with it.

Thank you everyone for stopping by. I really appreciate your visits and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. I enjoy reading what you all have to say.

I have been on vacation for a week so that is why there hasn't been much new added lately. I am back in my craftroom and will be working on more creations this week and will post as soon as I finish them.

Again, thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Something new from Cindy Loo!

Hello Everyone!

Finally got to meet up with my Expression again after being gone for 8 days. Good to see her again! While I was in Pennsylvania, I found the new Cindy Loo cartridge on sale at AC Moore and of course I bought it. We don't have AC Moore in Arizona so I jumped at the chance to get it. Only bad thing was that I couldn't try it out until I got back home!

Here is a card that I threw together. And I mean I threw together. I am soooo tired from traveling all day yesterday that I can hardly keep my eyes open. So this isn't my best work. I really like this cartridge and can't wait to try more cuts when I am fully awake.

Hope you like it and I will try and post more tomorrow after a good nights rest! Have a great Saturday! (I missed you all!!)

I'm Back!!

I am back! Pennsylvania was beautiful, so green. The total opposite of Arizona. Long day flying home yesterday. Finally got back into town at 1030pm last night. All I wanted to do was hit my pillow and sleep for a week!

I have a hair appointment this morning, but will be trying out the new cartridges this afternoon. I will post as soon as I get them done. Check back later this afternoon!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just checking in!

Hi All,

Just wanted to check in and let you know that I have not forgot about the blog. I have been really busy lately so haven't had much time to work on cards. But I think I am having withdrawals from not creating something. I will try and get a few cards made this weekend though and get them posted.

I bought Cindy Loo and Wall Decor and can't wait to try them out. I will post what I make as soon as I can get at least 5 minutes alone with my Expression!

Talk to you all soon. Have a great week.