Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hello August

I can't believe that August is here already! What have I done this summer craft wise? Nothing! Absolutely nothing! Well, not entirely true. I have been able to keep up with my card swap group, thank goodness.

Other than that, I have been very busy with the kids, summer stuff, work and now gearing up for back to school. I am trying for a full time job and keeping my fingers crossed as it is at a local craft store and I would just love to have this job.

I owe a friend a scrapbook and it needs to be done in two weeks. I have to get it done before I start this new job (should it be offered to me - positive thinking, positive thinking) otherwise I will never get to it.

My daughter, who is 12 has decided she would like to take up cake making, decorating etc. She told me the other day that I can have her scrapbooking stuff or just get rid of it. It broke my heart. I will just have to store it away until she comes back to the craft.

Other than that, I have been watching alot of videos on cardmaking, cricut, scrapbooking and so forth. I have to stay motivated somehow right?

Monday, May 3, 2010

NSD MPS Challenge #9 - Take Shape

I made this gator card for the NSD MPS (www.mypinkstamper) challenge #9. I used the Create A Critter cartridge and my Gypsy to create the card base then added the various layers and some accents. I love how cute this turned out.

NSD MPS Challenge #1 - Mother Dear, I love you so...

I am trying to participate in a couple National Scrapbook Day challenges with Robyn over at This is my submission for challenge #1.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

MPS Challenge - Pink, Green and Black

I decided to give the MPS challenge a go before heading off to work today. I opted to "go green" and use nothing but paper scraps to create this card. I used the Paper Pups Cricut cartridge and and EK Success border punch. The ribbon is Hobby Lobby ribbonFX brand.
If you'd like to try this challenge, just visit for the details.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thank you card

I've gotten a jump start on my May card swap cards. The month's them is Thank you cards. I made this card using Hobby Lobby paper studio card stock and Hobby Lobby ribbon. I also used an embossing scallop paper punch by EK success for the solid pink cardstock.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Card Swap - use glitter

We have to use glitter in our cards this month. I chose a spring/butterfly birthday theme for my card and added glitter to the wings of the butterfly. The butterfly cardstock is also glittered and is from the Blossoms and Butterlfies DCWV stack. I used Studio G pigment ink and the dots of the butterfly path were made with a creative memories fine tip marker. The butterfly is from Cricut Paper Pups cartridge.

Inside: Happy Birthday

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ta-da!!!! Finally, I am getting around to posting a recent project

I made this card for my monthly card swap for the month of March. We had to make a card with some type of pop up. I chose to make a sunny card to chase the winter blahs away. I really like how this card turned out. I used the cricut with Stretch your Imagination and Lifes a Beach cartridges.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Another month gone

OMgoodness, I just had to laugh when I read my last post. I did complete some cards since I made that last post, I just have not posted them. I submitted an entry for MyPinkStamper's design team and am waiting to hear from them before I post my card.

I found a new group to scrap and make cards with. Some mom's from my son's school get together every Tuesday, all day and do nothing but scrap and make cards. They invited me to join them and I did for the first time last week. I had so much fun. Since working, I have not been able to get to my usual crops and have really felt lost. I love my craft, but like it even more when I am together with a group. Tuesday's are now going to be my "play dates".

Now hopefully I really will be able to get some new cards posted. I've no reason not to.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Once again, it has been forever.

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted. November 2, 2009 I believe. I started a new part time job in November and all my "free time" dissappeared. I am now working at Michaels and it is a fantastic job. What better place for a crafter to work than at a craft store.

I am finally trying to get things organized now that time is once again being a bit generous to me. I should, over the next day or so be able to post pictures of items I created over the past few weeks. Once I do that, I hope to be able to get the ball called momentum rolling and be able to keep up my blog. Wish me luck!