Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Simple Christmas Card

ScrapFIT is having a blog hop!!! This is the card I made for their mini-challenge. I have no idea where I got this green paper but I thought it would make a nice simple card. The little red ornament is made from a scalloped punch which I embossed with some ZING! embossing powder and stapled white ribbon to finish it off. Nice and simple:) Oh and I hand wrote "Wishing you a Christmas full of sparkle and a New Year full of cheer!" on the inside (what a great sentiment).
So head on over to ScrapFIT and check-out their talented design team you only have until December 7th!!
**Bonus make sure to stop by Lydia's blog she is giving away a $25 gift card to scrapbook.com super store!!!
This card also meets the criteria for these challenges:
Practial Scrappers - Christmas card
Creative Card Crew - Christmas card
Colour Create Challenge - Green, Red & White
Paper Cutz - "anything goes"
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wedding Ceremony LO

I have one more page I'd like to share. Hollie has been working on her wedding album like crazy which has motivated me. It's been more then 2 years now and I still only have a couple of pages done....oh well life happens. These are pictures from our wedding ceremony. We were very lucky to have nice weather that day because our ceremony was outside. I also entered it in a couple of challenges...
Pile it on! - rub-ons (I used a sticker for the sentiment)
Gingersnap Creations - frame (the sticker is framed with a cut I made from Storybook cart)
As always thanks for stopping by!

Me & You

*I was picked for the Top 3 at Just Buggin'!!

Is everyone ready for some turkey and pumpkin pie?? Yum-yum!

Here's a LO I recently finished. It has pictures of my Grandma and me when I was only 7 months old and the other picture is of my daughter and Grandma at 6 months old. I thought it was so neat that I had pictures of both my daughter and I with Grandma at around the same age. I loved how A Scraphappy Southernbelle did the ribbon on her page the other week that I had to try it! And if you want to learn how do it too check it out here. She staples the ribbon down which gives it a neat look but my stapler wasn't cooperating so I opted to sew it down.
I also completed these challenges....

Frosted Designs - paper tearing (it sort of hard to see but I tore the pink paper on top)

Order of the Opus Gluei - Sweetie pie (it has pictures of my daughter:)

Just Buggin' - stitching

Lots To Do - Open

Susie's Sassy Designs - Pink and Sparkly (I used Bazzills sparkly pink cardstock along with pearls)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Gobble-gobble!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Workout #7 R U rEaDy 4 SoMe FoOtBaLl?!?

Here's my page for Workout #7 at ScrapFIT.
For this workout this is what you need to do...
*I want to see a FOOTBALL or the football shape in your LO.
*I want to see some neat journaling.
*I want it to be family related since Thanksgiving is all about spending time with your family.
I did a LO of Abigail and Daddy watching the Packer game last week. She looked so cute in her little Packer outfit. Even though I hate their colors - green & gold. Yuck!

(It was a real nail bitter of a game...Packers lost)
Sorry my pictures look really blurry. It's a mostly cloudy day here in WI so I had like 2 seconds to snap these pics before the sun went away again.
I cut the background mat from Storybook using the Dandelon cut . It's a cute cut, and at first when I cut it out I thought it looked like pom-poms...but now the more I look at it. It looks like alien eyes lol!! (Probably didn't help that I put glitter and black gems on the ends..oh well!) I still think it looks cute and it makes me laugh.

Pictures of Abigail in "pre-game" mode.
Reading the paper...and playing with her blocks lol!

Man if they made footballs this cute, maybe I'd actually want to play football (giggle).
I did my journaling around the football, which is sort of hard to see in this pic.

Okay now I'm curious.....
Does anyone know that commercial McDonald's has out right now. It's a cartoon character and he's tailgating at a Packer game. He sings..."We're singing Go Pack Go every Sunday". It's such a funny commercial because who brings McDonald's to a tailgating party?!?! (No one I know at least) and the tune is very catchy.
Well anywho..my question is do other states have this same commercial but with there local team of course??
Please if anyone could tell me I would love to know. (Or if it's just a crazy Packer thing!)
(I also tried to find a link for the commercial but came up empty handed.)

Alright I'm done jib-jabbing so head over to ScrapFIT and check it out.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and please leave a comment.
I love reading them!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Blog Award Hooty-Hoot!


Thanks Hollie for this wonderful award!!

The rules are to pass it on to 5 people and then answer the questions in one word!

Here are the questions:

1. Where is your cell phone? gone
2. Your hair? wet
3. Your mother? strong
4. Your father? supportive
5. Your favorite food? taters
6. Your dream last night? weird
7. Your favorite drink? diet coke (sorry not one word but it's my fav!)
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? fire
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? unhappy
15. Muffins? yum!
16. Wish list item? cuttlebug
17. Where did you grow up? WI
18. Last thing you did? sneeze
19. What are you wearing? earrings
20. Your TV? square
21. Your Pets? wrigley
22. Friends? crazy
23. Your life? wonderful
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing Someone? nope
26. vehicle? dodge
27. Something your not wearing? sombrero
28. Your favorite store? archiver's
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? tuesday
32. Your best friend? husband
33. One place that I go to over and over? bathroom
34. Facebook? no
35. Favorite place to eat? kitchen

Okay I'm breaking the rules a bit because I only have 4 followers and since Hollie is one of them, I'm only passing this on to 3 people.

1.Carly P.

2. Beth

3. Alyson

If you get a chance check out these ooberly talented ladies! Thanks again Hollie!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

ScrapFIT Workout #6

ScrapFIT posted their next challenge, and boy was this a tough one for me. The challenge is:

1. Use black or white cardstock....check
2. No more then 2 black/white patterned papers....check
3. Some form of distressing....double check
4. Black and white photo.......got it
5. The word "memories" on your LO.....hide it
I used Bazzill White Diamond cardstock and a b/w photo from my wedding. It's a pic of me and the 'Tall' groomsmen from our wedding. Giving me the title Tall Memories, which is sort of hidden inside of the flower. I cut this flower out from the Storybook cartridge and liked it so much that I painted it on a piece of black cardstock with white acrylic paint...creating my second piece of patterned paper. The black cardstock was then distressed and torn. If you get a chance check out ScrapFIT they have some amazingly talented ladies there. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Unscripted Sketches #26

Here is the page I made for Unscripted Sketches challenge this week. As soon as I saw this sketch I knew exactly what picture I was going to use. It's a picture of my daughter Abigail sitting in the pool for the first time. She didn't get many chances to do that, seeing as how here in Wisconsin we barely even had a summer. This was a hard page to photograph because the paper is so glittery which kept giving me a glare (have to keep that in mind for next time I buy glittery paper lol). If you get a chance go and check out Unscripted Sketches they have so many talented people there. Thanks for stopping by!

Autumn Tree Card

I have entered this card into Penny's Challenges this week. Which is to have an autumn themed project that must include trees. And it just so happen that I just made this card! I also am doing the Secret Crafter and there challenge this week is to have autumn colors. If you get a chance come check it out! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I won!!

On October 3rd Unscripted Sketches had a blog hop. Which was my very first blog hop....and it was so fun. I really enjoyed seeing all the creative stuff other people are doing. It really got my creative juices flowing.

Marcy had a chance to win a Martha Stewart Punch.....and guess what I won!?!? I was so excited and grateful to win this! It came in the mail on Saturday and right away I went to town playing with it. I finally came up with this card and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. If you get a chance check out her blog The Ardent Scrapper. She is one talented lady. Thanks again Marcy! And thanks for taking a moment to stop by.

It's snowing!!

It's cold here in Wisconsin....good day to stay inside and make cards! Even though it looks more like winter outside today, I made two fall cards using only scrap paper I had laying around. "Another Birthday" was cut using the Wild Card cartridge. I made this card for my Father-in-law's birthday. And the other card is for my friends 2nd wedding anniversary. I cut the "Love" and corner embellishments from the Storybook cartridge and then added glitter.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wall Decor - Birthday present

I made this for my Step-mom's birthday. I made this to compliment their living room. I put it in a shadow box, but of course forgot to take pictures of the final project:) And it looks a lot prettier in person, this picture just doesn't do it justice. The writing says......

Rules for a Happy Marriage

  • Never be angry at the same time.
  • Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.
  • If one of you has to win an argument, let it be the other one.
  • Never bring up mistakes from the past.
  • Neglect the whole world rather than each other.
  • Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.
  • At least once a day say something kind or complimentary to each other.
  • Remember that 'it takes two' for everything, especially love.

I received a plaque with this on it for my bridal shower years ago. And since it was just their one year anniversary the other week I thought it would be a nice gift.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Toilet Paper Album

I got this idea from the Cricut Message boards awhile ago. It took me awhile to save up enough of them to make these hehe! I made one for each of the grandparents, and gave them as gifts for Grandparents Day. I cut the tags using Plantin Schoolbook. Then just added pictures and embellishments. I whole punched the ends and added 1" binder rings then added assorted fibers to the rings. It was a lot of fun to make these and the grandparents enjoyed seeing all the funny pictures. Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Friday, September 18, 2009

First time working with vinyl

This was so much fun! I never worked with vinyl on my Cricut before, but it was SO easy! My hubby and I made this for our daughter's room. It was a neat project to do because he helped with it. He made the wood blocks, we painted them together and he got to use the Cricut to cut out the letters (which he loved!) He had so much fun typing the letters in and peeling the stuff off afterwards. I used my ZooBalloo cartridge for the letters. I ended up not liking how the original "B" cut so I ended up filling the image and re-cutting it. Then I added some Bazzill paper flowers with Sugarcoating brads to hold the flowers together. It really looks nice in her room!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cricut Celebrates 100th cartridge!

Cricut is celebrating it's 100th cartridge by giving away 100 Winter Woodland cartridges! They'll be giving 20 each week for 5 weeks. For a chance to win go to there website and check it out.......

Thanks for stopping by!

My very first post! Woo-hoo!!

WOW! My very first post ever. The fact that I have started my own blog is amazing, because I am so low-tech. I accidentally stumbled on to this whole online scrapbooking world one day while playing around on the Cricut website. Since that day I have spent countless hours checking out others blogs. I just love seeing all the creative and beautiful things others are doing. Which has inspired me to create my own place to share. So thanks for taking the time to stop by! And please feel free to leave me a comment.