Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My First Diaper Cake

It's been so long since I've posted; but I hope this great project makes up for the lapse in my posting! I made my first diaper cake for my friend and co-worker Jennifer! Her nursery colors for her baby girl are brown and pink and the pattern of the blanket, Love Bug, is brown and pink polka dots with pink and brown ladybugs, butterflies, and flowers!

The first pic is the diaper cake with just ribbons and cuts from my Cricut.


The next pics show the front and back of the cake after I added requested baby items and fun toys and accessories that we bought for the little sweetie! I hope you enjoy these pictures!



Monday, September 21, 2009

ProvoCraft Celebrates 100th Cartridge

Can you believe it?!?! ProvoCraft has created its 100th Cricut cartridge!! I can't imagine scrapbooking and cardmaking without my Bug! Winter Woodland is the 100th cartridge...to see more details and images from this whimsical cartridge, just follow this Internet link to: http://www.cricut.com/shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?id=361&s=1&sc=2

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thanks for the Award!

Sandy at http://detailsbysandy.blogspot.com is such an inspirational scrapper and sweet, sweet lady. Go check out her blog to be uplifted and "wow"d!

Thanks for the sweet award!

Embossing - I love it!!

I am super excited about some projects I worked on over the weekend as I was traveling! I especially love my embossing project! I have had pigment inks, embossing powder, and a heat gun forever; but I just never had the time to play around with these tools. Boy have I been missing out!

Check out my first card and envelope that I embossed this weekend!


I used a Studio G $1 stamp for the "Fall Colors" title and the leaf on the envelope along with Versamark's Watermark Ink Pad and Ranger Embossing powder in Red. I don't know who the basket stamp is designed by; however I love the Zing brown embossing powder that I used along with Verasamark's Watermark Ink Pad!

The leaves "falling" out of the basket are Primas I bought years ago. I also used some clearance silver brads on the basket. The striped paper is clearance paper that didn't have the designer's brand on it and the card is made from Coredinations paper.

Even though I hate the fact that the Summer has went by so fast, I love Fall and I definitely love the fall colors! Can't wait to make more embossed items and post them! Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Awareness Ribbon Artist Trading Cards (ATC)

It's been over six months since I've been involved in a swap on the Cricut Message Board, so I thought it was about time I got my creative "groove" back on! This is the first Artist Trading Card I have ever made. They are small (2.5" x 3.5") pieces of art that are made to share. I think this would be really cute to add to the front of a card and share with someone you love and want to remind to have their annual breast exam done. I intend to make more of these and make some notecard sets for the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Kick-off/Breakfast that is scheduled in August.

I'm pretty happy with my first ATC - hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Scrapbooking Inspiration

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. My husband's health has been very poor after his eighth surgery in 14 months! The good thing is, though, that his mood has really perked up since it's gotten warm and our hummingbirds are back and our yard is so green and full of life again!!

I bought some flowers this weekend to put near our hummingbird feeders - here are some pictures of some of the beautiful blooms! I hope you guys can use these pictures as inspiration for some beautiful layouts!




Sunday, April 5, 2009

We will miss you Benji!

Our dear friends lost their 19 year old terrier, Benji, last Saturday! It is so hard to lose a pet, especially one that you have had that long. My family definitely shed tears for this tough little terrier - what a gift to have this sweet furbaby 19 years!

Here's the card I created for my friends. I really love the Paper Pup cartridge that is one of the original Cricut cartridges from a few years back. The angel dog image is perfect. I used the circle feature on the cartridge, for the first time, and I used the border feature for the angel dogs in the clouds. Now Benji is in heaven with his "brother" Buster running through the beautiful meadows.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Willy Wonka!!

My son was just in the Springboro Junior High Schools' Show Choir presentation of Willy Wonka Junior. Zach was Grandpa Joe! What a delight it was to see my son sing and dance and act in this hour and 20 minute production! I was amazed how well all of the kids did!

Here is a picture of a scrapbook page I did for all 41 of the cast members - it's simple, but the kids really seemed to like the pages when I handed them out at the cast party after Saturday's performance.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentine's Day Cards

I recently participated in a swap where we created several Valentine's Day cards, a mailbox, Cricut cuts, title cuts, and some other fun "stuff" to swap with a partner. Here are some of the Valentine's Day cards I created for Christina!!





Here's the mailbox I "altered" to put her Valentine's Day cards in - I just love the paper!! It's sparkly and textured - looks like Victorian wallpaper!!


Shabby Chic Stamp Storage

I just had to share my "trash to treasure" stamp storage story. My husband, son, and I were out running errands when we saw this little cabinet at the end of someone's driveway with the trash. They were out in their yard and we asked if we could have it and they said "Of course!" This is so much like a full-size cabinet my great grandmother had!

It's a little rough, but I just love the shabby chic feel! We cleaned it up and left the paint "as is". You'd be amazed how much room there is to store items! As you can see in the picture, I have room to grow! My House Mouse and other wooden stamps are in the top, glassed in section. My stamp pads are in the drawer, and my clear stamp blocks, gamsol, and other supplies are in the lower portion. It's a real treasure to me!




Saturday, January 31, 2009

Valentine Card Swap

Sorry I haven't been posting lately - lots of health problems with the hubby!

Here's a Valentine's Day Card that I did for the Cricut Message Board swap.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Coming Soon...pictures and video of my scrapping space!!

Hi guys and Happy New Year!! I have been busy being "not so busy" as I took care of my hubby after his fifth surgery in 2008! I also spent precious time with my son Zach during Christmas break. I didn't get to scrap or make cards as much as I wanted to; however I finally got to paint my scrapbook room and I got the last piece from the Pottery Barn Outlet to create my desk and crafting space!! It has taken me two years to get all of the pieces I wanted - some of them aren't even made anymore! It has been a long process, but it has been worth it because I have only paid 1/4 of what the retail price would have been if I had bought the pieces from the Pottery Barn retail store. I'm not quite done putting everythign in its place, but I've painted, gotten all of the shelves and pictures hung. I'll take pictures tonight and upload them by tomorrow! Most of my pieces are from the Bedford Collection. Here's a picture of my project table from the Pottery Barn website - can't wait to show you pictures of it in my room!

I have a sweet little 4 1/2' Christmas tree that I had in there by my project table so I'll definitely take a picture of it before I take it down! My son and husband both wanted to keep the trees up until this weekend!

I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season! Blessings to all!