Friday, July 30, 2010

No Way!!! Way!!!

So my week had been begun as a crummy, expensive and stressful one. My crafting mojo was in hiding and i was just feeling fried. Fast forward to today, which did began a bit crazy, but unbeknowst to me, ended up being a pretty good night... Ok, so not the most awesome thing a girl could ask for but - a card crafting Cricut crazy girl ~ yes...
I found a Cricut cartridge -while shopping a local thrift store (drumroll please) for get this ~  TWO DOLLARS!!!!! I found Sweethearts -case, overlay, book and cart- mint condition!!! $2..I was so very happy about this find. After my crummy week i decided today that an iced coffee and some retail therapy was just what i needed. I hit the local thrift store first and after that my plan was to head to Walmart for a new Cricut lite cart. You can imagine my thrill of finding the Sweethearts cart for only $2 - saved me from spending $39+ at Wallyworld. I peruse the tag sale type stores a few times a week in search of a great find - most times ending up with some decent bargains - but this one, so far tops them all. i have also found CM 12x12 albums, brand new in the packaging for 3-4 dollars and then resell them for a good profit, but todays treasure will be happily be added to my evergrowing collection of Cricut carts.
Ladies ~ dont forget to check your local thrift stores for craft and scrapbook items - my fave place (Goodwill) gets alot of items from Target- and you know they have a nice scrap isle. Cant wait to make something from my "new" Sweethearts cart! oh wait....I feel it....mojo returning! lol.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

recent news...

hello fellow scrappers and card makers - i have been feeling a little under the weather for the last few days and my crafting mojo is on temporary hiatus.
anyhow i was a happy to find out yesterday that two of my cards sold at my sisters bakery. im so happy that she loves my cards and is willing to sell them for me. its the perfect match - cake shoppe and cards! please check out her facebook page, Georgetown Cake Shoppe - her work is awesome.
here is a pic of one of the cards that sold. (sorry for the awful pic!)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #7- Wild Card

Here is my card for this weeks challenge. It is the heart shape card from page 67 in the Wild Card cartridge. I cut it @ 5 inches and used the heart frame as well as the "hugs & kisses" phrase. I jazzed it up with some Diamond Stickles, dotted around it with my white gel pen and also the gold glitter Gelly Roll pen (xpgb#700), a little edge inking with Color Box in Warm Red, and the final touch was adding a few little heart puffy stickers from EK. Cute!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I have to say - I have the coolest and cutest Godson in the whole world! Casey Sean! (2yrs)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Throwback Thursday - episode 60

Ok so here is my submission for this weeks Throwback Thursday ( with Emma. Better late than never on this one. I dont have the Zooballoo cart so i went with the next best thing - Paper Pups. This is a 12x 12 LO of Mason getting a bath. I think i may change out the pics with some better ones this week, but we'll see. Ok - hope you like it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4x4 Birthday

The other day in my travels, i found a pack of Cuttlebug Kids dies. The pack was missing one of the dies, but i still bought it - was only $1.99. I have been thinking of a way to use these rugged looking die cuts. When the idea came to mind - i also thought of using a couple of MS paper punches too- the tree & the deer. I used kraft cardstock to make the "dirt" path. I tore it in 3 layers and stacked them. The scallop "sun" is also a Matha Stewart punch. The tree background is a paper from an older stack of paper. Instead of a stamp or die cut, i decided to use up the thousands of letter stickers i own, to write the sentiment. On the deer i lightly touched up his antlers with a Prang gold brush pen. For a little more dimension, I tossed the trees though the CB with the Forest Branches folder. I used a mildly sparkling glitter Gelly Roll pen (#549) and a white Gelly Roll pen to outline. I'm not sure who the recipient of this card will be yet - possibly my nephew. thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Robyn's Color Challenge

Using the new Live Simply Cricut Lite cartridge I have made a card for Robyn - My Pink Stamper's ( June 30th color challenge using pink, green, brown and orange.
This little worm is just super cute! TFL!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

"Let Freedom Ring"

A quick card I made using the Independence Day cart. I used the Allegro CB folder for the card base background. The Eagle was cut at 4 inches. The edges were lightly inked with Memento Danube Blue. I aslo distressed the embossed red paper in Versa Magic - Cloud white just to bring out the image. The eagle body was also embossed using the D'vine Swirls folder and finished it with some Silver Ice - Ice Stickles. The last detail was a tiny blue bling for the eye of the Eagle. The sentiment is a Studio G - 4th of July set- stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I also spritzed the red paper with Tsukineko Shimmers in Frost.
Happy 4th!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge - New Arrival

Here is my submission for a blog challenge (my 2nd) hosted by Emma (
Last week we voted between New Arrival and Zooballoo- and with New Arrival was the winner, I made this darling card. I soooo wish i had some Peachykeen faces to make up my little girly elephant! oh well, hopefully soon! Enjoy!

Slideshow of Cards