Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Close To My Heart

Hello long lost blogging buddies.  I have been so horrible at posting things on here!  I have been scrapbooking, in fact I have quite a few pages to share, just need to get them uploaded onto my computer!
I just wanted to pop in here and say hello and to let you all know that I now sell Close to My Heart products.  We have all kinds of scrapbooking and stamping products, so if you want to browse through things and/or buy some go ahead and head over to my site:

Happy shopping, and I promise I will get some pages posted on here to share with you all!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wanted Layout

Hello all.  I just got done with a layout I've been working on for the past couple days.  Don't know why it took me so long to get it done, I guess life just happens :o)
Sorry for the glare :o/  The only cartridge I used for this layout was the Cricut Cartridge, Old West.  I know the blue background paper is from Basic Grey, and that's about all I can tell you about the paper :o)  The gun and the star were each cut at 4 inches.
Just wanted to share this with you quickly tonight, it's getting late and I am tired!  Hope you all had a fabulous day!

My First Blog Award!!!

Oh my gosh!  I got a blog award!  I'm so excited about it!  Thank you so much to Lu over at!!

Now I get to pick 5 blogs to give the award to:
1. Schell's Craft Corner
2. Army Wife Travels with Cricut
3. One Heart Scrapper
4. Quick Chick Designs
5. Pigtails and Paper Trails

You should stop by all these awesome blogs and check out their work :o)
As a recipient of this award you must do the following:
1. Thank the giver on your blog
2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks
5. Let them know you chose them by leaving them a comment

Hope you all are having a great day!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #50

So this is very last minute, but I decided to make a layout for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  The challenge was to create a project using a tree.
 I designed this layout on my Gypsy, as I do for most of my layouts :o)  These are our pumpkins from 2010.  I still haven't finished our Halloween pictures from my daughters first one back in 2008.  The tree is cut from the Cricut Cartridge October 31st, and I used my irock to add a little bling to the end of some of the branches.  The Beware sign is also cute from the Cricut Cartridge October 31st.  Originally the sign said pumpkin patch, but I used my gypsy to hide that and then I used the solutions cartridges, Street Signs to cut out the Beware.  The fence is cut from the Cricut Cartridge, Paper Doll Dress Up, and the grass is cut from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge.  I used two different fonts for the title.  The J, the O, and the L are all cut from the Cricut Happy Hauntings Shape Cartridge, using the Vampire Font, the rest of the letters are cut from the Cricut Solutions Cartridge, Stone Script.  I think that's everything.  Any questions, just ask, and I'll do my best to answer them :o)  Hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Just trying something new

OK, so yesterday I posted my layout for the M.A.G. challenge, and I told you I used the Cricut Cartridge, From My Kitchen, so I wanted to provide a link for you if you don't have already have this cartridge.  If you want to purchase this cartridge, all you have to do is click the link... if this works, it's the first time I've tried it :o)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

M.A.G. Challenge

So I know I've been MIA here on my blog, but I've been scrapping away!  I figured what better time to come back then now, when I want to enter a challenge :o)  I found this challenge blog through the cricut message board.  They give you a specific cartridge and a specific page of the handbook for that cartridge, and you are only allowed to use cuts from that page!  How fun!!
I'm not really into making cards, so I thought this would be perfect to challenge me to get really creative with my scrapbooking.

For this challenge we are supposed to use page 60 from From my Kitchen.  And that is just what I did.  I used my gypsy to fit the frames on the pictures.  The frame is under the tabs feature.  I had to cut the frames a couple times before I got the sizing right though.  The little recipe cards are also from the tabs feature.  I also used the Ovals feature and the Ovals Shadow feature to cut out the title :Drinks".
The background paper is American Crafts, and the frames and title are cut from a paper pad I got at Wal-Mart.
Well I hope you enjoy!  Hopefully I'll have the cartridge they pick next week so I can join this challenge again!!  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brothers Page

Oh my gosh!  It seems like I haven't posted on here in forever.  Life has just been busy since I got to Michigan.  I've been trying to get things set up for us to build a house, so that's been keeping my busy.  This past week I've been sick along with my kids and I have not felt like getting off the couch.  I'm finally starting to feel a little better, but my kids are still down for the count.  I did finish a page before I got sick, so I thought I would share it with you all.
I designed it on my gypsy, as I do most of my layouts.  I'm not sure where the patterned paper came from, but I know the brown textured, shiney paper is from american crafts.  I cut the monkey out with B is for Boy, and the title is cut using the font on the Superman cartridge.  I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but I also put glossy accents on the heart of the monkey.
Now that I'm feeling better I'm hoping I can post on here a little more!  I have lots of pictures to scrap, and my supplies are slowly growing ( I left everything, but my gypsy, back in Germany).  So thanks for taking a peek, hope you enjoyed.