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!