Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chris' 33rd Birthday Card

Ok, so my brother and I have never been very good at celebrating each others' birthdays. But since I just recently started card making I thought I would make him a card to show him that he's special to me and I thought this would be something that for him would be meaningful. I bought the natural card bases by DCWV and they've got some prints that lend themselves perfectly for the guys in your life. I just recently got my Cricut so when I made this card in November I didn't really have any cartridges that went much with my brother's personality. He's a body builder, Mr. Tough Guy, guitar player/singer who only really appreciates the color black and maybe some red. He's very difficult to please stylistically. BUT instead of driving myself crazy trying to think of something that fit him and probably failing miserably in the process I decided to make a card that said NOVEMBER. His birthday fell on Thanksgiving this year so I think what I came up with goes great with the season. I even decorated the inside for the first time. PROPS TO ME! lol. I hope you like it. I made it awhile ago so I don't remember exactly but I think I only used the Storybook cartridge for this one. I popped the leaf up with some foam adhesive but it's a little difficult to see in these pictures. I took them with my old camera.

What I love about this card is that it really isn't a "birthday card." Depending on what sentiment you choose it can really be for any occasion and male/female friendly. And even better, my brother's face lit up when he saw that I took the time to hand make a personal card for him. I was over his house at Christmas and he still has it displayed :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

1st Haul Video

Hi Everyone,
     I made this video awhile ago but never got around to creating a youtube account to share it. Well, last night I finally did so you all can see the fun things I bought on my little shopping trip!

Quick Walmart Run

Well I had to make a quick stop at Walmart for some potty pads for Marshmallow's cage and while I was there I couldn't help but check out the craft section. I never shop at Walmart but was happy to see a few inexpensive treats that I couldn't pass up. I got 3 packs of buttoms for $1.97 each, and 2 holiday sticker sheets for $1.50 each. I was surprisingly impressed with the quality of these stickers.

Merry Christmas 2010!

Hi Everyone,
     I hope you all had a great holiday this week. Mine was extremely hectic and it seems like it gets more crazy every year. I haven't had any time to sit down and craft but I did want to post my exciting treats that Santa, aka my mom bought me for Christmas. I knew that HSN was having a sale on Cricut cartridges so I told my mom a few that I really wanted thinking she only planned on getting me one. Well, to my surprise she ended up getting me 5 of them! She also picked up some little embellishments for me as well so I took some pictures to show you :)

I can't wait to use those Cricut cartridges. I got Freshly Picked, Forever Young, Sentimentals, Everyday Paper Dolls and Heritage. The little packages are Birthdays, Weddings, Glitter Dots and Glitter Tropical.

And the best present of all this year came from my boyfriend who really out did himself this time. I had been wanting to upgrade my digital camera and BOY was this an upgrade. He got me the Nikon D3100, with an extra long zoom lens and a carry bag for all of it. It also came with some photo software that I'm going to have to check out once I get a chance. Here's a picture of it. The quality of the pictures I've taken so far is amazing. I've only had it for 2 days and I already have 200 pictures! I know, I have a problem lol.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Giveaway from Scrapping Mommy

Hi Everyone,

Amy at Scrapping Mommy has a giveaway on her site right now. The Birthday Cakes Cricut Cartridge is up for grabs to one of her lucky blog followers. I just found her site today and she has some beautiful cards and alot of inspiration to offer so you should all check it out.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One of those days...

Well, it's been "one of those days." I got home from work very excited that I didn't have any work to do once I got home. (I've taken on extra work at the office to do from home for the next 3 months). But even having no "work" doesn't mean I get to relax some days. I can't wait for all the craziness to be over so I can get back to crafting again. My normal scrappin' area is covered with much more boring papers these days. I do have some new things to post regardless so hopefully I'll have some time this weekend. Nite!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Work, Work, Work

Sorry I haven't posted anything in awhile. It's the busy season at work so I have taken on alot of extra hours. Plus there's tons of other things going on with Halloween this weekend! Maybe I'll post a picture of me in my costume once I get it. My boyfriend and I have a really funny idea this year for a couples costume. Hopefully it will work out! **Crosses Fingers**

Plus...I need to try to find costumes for my dogs. It's Marshmallow's first Halloween!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Birthday Girl Card Collection

Hi Everyone,
      I'm finally getting around to posting again. I just finished a few more cards and I wanted to post them for you. Since I'm new to cardmaking I thought sticking with a theme would be easier for me. I started out with a Birthday Girl theme and just varied the cards slightly from one another. I just got some new Cricut cartridges (Storybook and Wild Card) and all of the cuts on every one of these cards are from those two carts. Keeping a theme in mind also helped me explore the cartridges more in depth because I was able to use multiple cuts from the same booklets . I apologize for my camera because the colors don't quite come out the way they look in person. *HINT HINT* that could be a new Christmas gift idea from my boyfriend. Are you reading this Honey Bear?! lol

Thursday, October 14, 2010


So I'm really excited because last night I made my very first card!! I've been a scrapbooker exclusively for years but recently have been entertaining the idea of using my left over scraps to make cards. The cards you buy at the store can be so expensive and they don't look anything like the beautiful cards I've been seeing from card makers. The base of the card is DCWV in Natural. The roses are a sepia tone and the bottom strip is navy blue. The ribbon was $1 in the clearance section of JoAnns. The title on the front is from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. The inside was stamped with Close to My Heart stamps in sepia toned ink. The scrolls were cut at 1.25in on the bottom and 1in on the top in the same navy color as the front from the Storybook cartridge. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bic Marker Giveaway!

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to announce that Jamie at Cute Cards and Crafts is doing a blog giveaway of Bic Markers on her site. Just click the link above for a chance to win a set of 72 markers with a retail value of $41.98. AND they're acid free! How great is that?

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Scrapbox Paper Tower Giveaway

Hi Everyone,
I just want to announce to anyone who hasn't heard that Pink Cricut has posted a contest to win The Paper Tower made by The Original Scrapbox. Just click the Pink Cricut link above to go to the contest page!

I just found out about the Scrapbox products this year at a scrapbook convention that was held at the Rock Financial Showroom. I dragged my poor, unsuspecting boyfriend along with me because my only friend that scrapbooks moved to Arizona :( and I didn't want to go alone. The Workbox is probably my favorite product only because it's HUGE and all crafters understand the value of organization. However, the EZ View would be a perfect fit in my dining room (my crafting area). I, unfortunately, don't have a room to myself for my projects so the EZ View allows you to see what have without it being cluttered and out in the open. Good luck to those who enter and hopefully it will be me so I don't have to ask for it for Christmas!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Blogger!

So, I'm new to the world of blogging and in honor of my first I day just had to post something. Slowly but surely I WILL figure this thing out :) and hopefully I will have some pictures up soon!!