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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shall We Dance/Lori's Garden

Hey Everyone,

Boy do I have a lot to be thankful for this past week in my Crafty world.  Went to breakfast with my family and when we returned home, there were two packages waiting for me....  Shall We Dance cart and Lori's Gardenm from Provocraft.

I have not opened them yet as I am supposed to go over to my sister's house in a little bit but just looking at the package, Lori's Garden looks like it is going to have some nice cuts.  Plus I am tired of the few carts that came with the Imagine.  They are okay but nothing to jump up and down about, in my opinion.  I am not even convinced that I really like my Imagine.  I am still open though as I have not really taken the time to play with as much as I should.  Plus, I am really anticipating that it will be Great once the gypsy is truly compatible with it.  For the price I paid, let's hope~

Anyway, just wanted to share my excitement over this new arrival.  Now if the new Circle Member Cricut cart showed up, that would be the cherry on top of this already mountain high crafty dessert that I have received over the past few days...


Stylish Blogger Award

Hello Everyone!

This week just keeps getting better and better!  I am excited to report that I have been given my FIRST blogger award! exciting is that!  Thanks to one of my most supportive bloggers....Girlia!  Thank you Girlia for this award and for all your awesome compliments on my projects!  I truly appreciate that you take the time to show me love on my blog.

So, in accepting these awards there are a few stipulations that I must follow. 

1. First- Thank and Link this award back to Girlia.  

Make sure you check out her blog.  She is truly talented and I am sure you will be inspired by her work.  She also is an amazing blogger friend, so please go show her some love. 

2. Secondly, I am to share 8 things about myself.  

a. I am a single parent to an amazing 3 year old who keeps me ever so busy!
b. I am newly addicted to crafting and has now become my new shopping addiction!
c. I ventured out at midnight for my First Black Friday shopping experience to buy 4 Cricut Lite was a smooth, successful experience.... (was so tempted to buy another Cricut...which would have been ridiculous!!)
d. I bought my cricut to scrapbook my daughter, yet I have only made one scrapbook layout as....
d. I discovered My Pink Stamper (the first blog I ever went to) and have been primarily using my cricut to make cards and tags...
e. I just recently got a part-time job after being unemployed for the past 1 1/2 years....
f. I am 38 years old and currently live in Atlanta
g.  I have a mini red poodle (was supposed to be a toy) named Karma.  She is beautiful.

Now I have to pass this award to eight people.....I will be back to post this a little later today.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Walmart Shopping

Hey Everyone!

Well, my sister convinced me to venture out to Walmart last night.  She wanted to get a couple things for herself and knowing that I am Cricut obsessed, she bribed me with buying me two Cricut Lite Carts for Christmas if I went with her.  (gotta love big sisters, right.... )  What was I to do, I couldn't let her venture out to black Friday shopping alone,

Anyway, it was both of our first Black Friday shopping experience.  I must say it went pretty smooth.  We got to Walmart around 11:40 pm last night, as we were going to one that we had never been to and we wanted to get the lay of  the land before the sale started at 12:01am.  Well, when we got in there it wasn't overly crowded but people were in there already and they were already loading their carts up with the sale items.  We were out of there within 45 minutes and that is taking our time and making the circut twice around the sale items....

The first thing we came to were the Cricut Expressions/carts.  There were 6 Expressions and I must say they were Beautiful!  I started trying to justify in my mind why I could really use another Expression but my wallet said....Hell NO!!  I should not have been out there in the first place.  It was hard to pass it up and I must say, I still keep thinking about the new expressions!  Anyway, I picked up 4 Cricut Lite carts.  Two that my sister bought and two that I bought for myself.  I got Twinkle Toes, 4 Legged Friends, Holly Jolly and Inspired.  Anyway, I am so excited for my new carts!


Scrappers Anonymous

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to share a new blog that I discovered today with the rest of you!  Scrapper's Anonymous is having an awesome giveaway on her blog.  She reached 100 followers, although now it is closer to 200.  Go over and enter to win this blog candy below.  Also take a moment to check out her projects.  She has some cute stuff that I think you will enjoy!  Later my fellow crafters!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

To My Craft Family.....
I just wanted to let you know that I am so Thankful for all the awesome support that you have given me, as I take my creative journey through this paper crafting world.  I am so thankful for all your kind words, inspiration and encouragement. It truly brings me joy and I truly am Thankful for you!

I am wishing you all a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!  May you have a fun filled day surrounded by the people you love!  May this day be the beginning of many more blessings to come!
Happy Thanksgiving!  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm a Winner!!!

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited, I just had to share.  Today has been a great day!  I went to the mail and there was my package from Emma over at My Creative Time.  I won a set of the Peachy Keen Santa Stamps from the Peachy Keen bloghop a week ago.

Then I was doing by daily blog hops and I saw that I won a Pink Expression from Melanie over at Courtney Lane Designs!!!!!    I can't believe it!  I am ever so excited and sooo very thankful for all the awesome prizes that I have won so far.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement with someone who would understand....

I am wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday filled with much love and many, many Blessings!!!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Emma's Throwback Thursday

Hey Everyone,

Two posts in one day...whew!  Can you believe?  Well, it was pretty easy because Emma's Throwback Thursday is to create a Cricut-less card.  This card was pretty easy.  I made a gate fold card, a Christmas stamp and the snow flake cuttlebug embossing folder.  Oh, and of course....lots of stickles!

Let me know what you think....  This could be one of my goto Christmas cards to give out to teachers, co-workers, etc.  We'll see....


5.5x5 Card
PTI - Ruby Red
Bazzill White Cardstock
PTI - Ribbon
Cuttlebug Snowflake
Recollections Bling
Diamond Stickles
Christmas Peace Stamp by Paper Inspirations

My Pink Imagine-Nation Challenge

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to share a project I created for Robyn's My Pink Imagine Nation Wednesday Challenge.

I used my Imagine only for this project.  I used the patterned paper from Imagine More along with Holiday Cakes.  I have been trying to work on some Christmas/Holiday cards and decided to do something along those lines.  I had been thinking about using the mittens on Joys of the Season but just got this Holiday Cakes cart and liked the ones on there better.  I also got the sentiment from Holiday Cakes.

Let me know what you think.....

PTI Cardstock - Spring Rain 5.5x5.5
Patterned Paper - Imagine More design printed on Bazzill white cardstock
Imagine More cart
Holiday Cake cart
Mittens cut @ 3.5 rel size
Rectangle from Imagine cut @ 4.7 & 4.5"
MS Punch


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hello Thursday/Giveaway Over @ Obsessed With Scrapbooking

Hey Everyone,

It is Hello Thursday over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking along with an awesome giveaway.  She is giving away Winter Frolic, Pink Advanced Tape Glidew w/2 refills and a Pad of SEI Kris Kringle Paper.  Wow!  Go over and check out the 8 new carts that came out from Provocraft today as well as enter to win this awesome blog candy!!

Don't miss out!

Happy Crafting....


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Par-fect Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone,

I wanted to share a quick card that I made for my uncle.  He loves to golf so I wanted to make a birthday card using a golf theme.  I used Everyday Paperdolls for the man and the golf bag.  The Golf cart is from Jolee's by You Dimensional Sticker (which I must say was falling apart when I went to use it).  This is the first time I have used a sticker on a card but I think it added something to the card.  I printed the sentiment on my computer.

PTI Cardstock - Rustic Cream & Kraft
Patterned paper - SEI Madeline
Cardsize - 5x7
Everyday Paper Dolls cart
Vintage Distressed Ink
Golf Cart - Jolee's by You Dimensional Sticker
EK Success Punch
Recollections Black Bling

Your comments are so appreciated! Thx...


Friday, November 12, 2010

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today I want to share what I made for the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge.  The challenge is to create an  ornament.  The rules are that it must be able to hang from your tree and include at least 4 Cricut cuts and include one other Provocraft product.  I used the Cricut and the Cuttlebug.  Let me know what you think:

PTI Cardstock (red & green), Recollections Jewel Tones (cream)
Joys of the Season cart
Christmas Cards cart
Cuttlebug Textiles Folder
Stampendous Red Tinsel Embossing Powder
Diamond Stickles
Recollections Rhinestones
Misc. Michaels ribbon & Stamin Up Hemp

Go check out the other submissions.  There are some amazing creations!  Makes mine look pretty plain but I wanted to try since I have never made an ornament before.  It is also my first time using the center point feature on my Expression.  I definitely plan to use that feature a lot more in the future for my scrapbooking.

Thanks for looking....


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Emma's Imagine-Nation Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Haven't posted anything for several days but I have been working on some Christmas card ideas.  I will be posting them in the next couple days.  Anyway, tonight I decided to participate in Emma's Imagine-Nation Mondays.  This week's theme is buttons.  I have always wanted to use buttons and just received my order of buttons from PTI last week, so I am pretty psyched to try it out.  Next, I have to find my sewing machine that my mom gave me several years ago (it's still in the box) so that I can start to sew on my cards.  I really like that effect on cards and I am hopeful that I can develop that sewing skill...  Anyway, here is the card (not sure if I adhered the buttons correctly but they are staying so far):

Imagine More cart
Walk In My Garden cart - flower pot border, flowers & stem cut @ 2"
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream (5x7 card)
Patterned Cardstock: magine More design printed on 12x12 Bazzill cardstock
Buttons: PTI Vintage Holiday Mix
Vintage Distressed Ink
Stampin Up Noteworthy Stamps
Diamond Stickles (of course)

Thanks for looking and let me know your thoughts/suggestions! :)


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Promarkers Giveaway

Hey Everyone!

There is an awesome giveaway going on!  Going Buggy is giving away a FULL set (148) of Promarkers!  Here is the link to her blog:   Going Buggy Promarkers Giveaway   Go check it out!  I hear these markers are awesome for coloring in your stamps....comparable to Copics but a little less expensive.  I don't have either and would love to win!  Go enter for a chance to win as well!

Have a Great Day!!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Cupcake Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to share a quick card I made for my daughter's friend for her 3rd birthday.  I made a cupcake card from Once Upon A Princess.

Once Upon A Princess cart
Paper Studio & Recollections Cardstock
Distressed Stripes & D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug

Didn't come out as cool as I envisioned but oh well!


Tea Pot Card


I made this birthday card for my cousin who loves tea.


PTI Cardstock
DCWV Far East Cardstack
Pagoda Cartridge
Martha Stewart Punch
Vintage Distressed Ink
Glossy Accents
Misc. Ribbon & Hemp

I hope you like it!