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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter!!  I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

I'm about to head out of town for work - will be back Tuesday I won't be posting for a couple days.  Don't forget to enter for your chance to win an E2 at Everyday Cricut and My Pink Stamper...and don't forget to check out the E2 launch on HSN at midnight on Tuesday, 04/26/11.

Have a great day.....

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A 2nd Expression Giveaway

I just found out that Everyday Cricut is also having an Expression 2 giveaway in honor of the E2 launch on HSN on 04/26/11.  I would love to win one - I'm sure you would too.  Although I wish I could keep it to myself and increase my chances of winning :)...that wouldn't be very nice, would it?  So, I'm sharing the info with my crafty friends.  Hop on over to the Everyday Cricut blog and check it out - while you are there, check out all of their fabulous projects!  Joy and Melanie are very creative.

Good Luck to everyone that enters!!

And don't forget to check out the E2 launch on HSN at midnight on 04/26/11.

Have a great day.....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Expression 2 Giveaway

The giveaway isn't here on my blog...but I do know where you can go to enter to win. :)

To enter, stop by Robyn, My Pink Stamper's, blog.  ProvoCraft donated an Expression 2 for Robyn giveaway on her blog in celebration of the launch on HSN on April 26th.  Robyn will choose the winner right before the launch during her My Pink Stamper Live broadcast.

You still have plenty of time to stop by and check out her blog and enter to head on over before you miss out.  She has posted several ways to enter.  Good Luck!

Accordion Book

Well, this is the last of my "catch-up" posts showing projects I've made over the last couple months.  This project is an Accordion Book I was inspired to make after watching Robyn's (My Pink Stamper) video - here is the link.  This was my first attempt at an 'album' like this and I really like how it turned out.  Now I just need to figure out either (1) what pictures to put in it, or (2) who to give this to as a gift.

Although I didn't use my Cricut when working on this project - it does in fact have a Cricut cut on it - I used a left over cut from my scrap stash.  I also used my Cuttlebug "Seeing Spots" embossing folder to emboss the front cover.  The "memories" sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper Family and Friends stamp set.  The ribbon is also from my stash and the flower is a Prima flower.

The front and back covers were made by cutting down an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of Recollections cardstock to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" and layering 4 pieces together for both the front and the back.  All in all, I cut 8 pieces to 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  The inside was created by using 3 sheets of 8 x 8" DCWV cardstock and scoring it.  For detailed instructions on how to score it - please check out Robyn's video.  I then adhered the 3 pieces together and adhered the 'inside' pieces to both the front and back covers using my ATG gun.

Have a great day.....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Baby Shower

This is a baby shower card I made for a co-worker - he and his wife were expecting their 2nd child.  They were blessed with their second daughter, Mia, on 03/21/11.

The card is standard A2 - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4".  For this card, I used Recollections cardstock and DCWV paper - the DCWV paper is the white paper that has the boxes on it..  The baby carriage was cut Designer's Calendar cartridge - sorry, I don't remember the size.  I embossed the carriage with my Cuttlebug to add a bit of texture and also added a brad I had in my stash.  I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page border bunch on the background paper.  The sentiment is a stamp.  I used pop-dots to add some dimension to the card.  Not sure you can see it - but there is also a piece of brown ribbon (from my stash) on the background layers.

Our entire team signed the card and gave it to him along with some gifts from the team.

Thanks for stopping in and having a look.  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today I have another project I made a while back....I made this birthday card at the monthly crop I attend in February for my SIL whose birthday was on 03/29/11.  She loves cats and her favorite color is purple - so I wanted to combine both in her card.

This is a standard A2 size card.  I cut the cat from the Rock Princess cartridge - page 53.  The green layer was cut using one of the Spellbinder's Nestabilities sets - Labels Eight.  The paper and ribbon is some that I had in my stash.  I added some Stickles to the headphones to make them pop a bit.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is a sticker I had in my stash - it's from Creative Memories.

Have a great day.....

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sending Love Your Way

This is another card I made several weeks ago for a dear friend who had a lot going on and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.

This is one of my first projects made with the Cricut Imagine.  I am loving this machine!  Makes card making a snap - makes it so easy to get coordinating papers/colors.  I used the Better Together Imagine cartridge for this card.  I added some Skittles to the side for some embellishment.

Have a great day.....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Hugs" - Smiley Cards

Sorry, I don't have many details on this card as I made this several weeks ago for a friend who was going through a rough period and I didn't write down the info.  I used the Smiley Cards cartridge and DCWV paper.

I added some details by doodling on the word cloud and on the word "Hugs".  I also used Stickles for the cheeks of the smiley.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Congratulations to the Perfect "Pear"

This is a wedding card I made for my BIL and SIL...they got married on 03/30/11.  My BIL is in the Navy - he has just finished his training and was home on leave, on his way to his permanent duty station, and his girlfriend and he got married in a small civil ceremony.  They are a cute couple and I am very happy for them!

I made this card using my Imagine.  I haven't had a chance to play with my Imagine much since I've had it but a few weeks ago I went through the process of updating my Imagine and ensuring everything was up to this is one of my first projects with it.  I'm thrilled with my Imagine - LOVE it - and am thrilled with how this card turned out.

I used the Kate's Kitchen cartridge for this card.  I cut all of the layers at 5" using the Pears.  The "Congratulations" was cut at 1" using the Holiday Cakes cartridge - I selected one of the coordinating papers from Kate's Kitchen for the color.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed on white cardstock and adhered to the inside.  I cut some background layers using coordinating papers from the Kate's Kitchen cartridge.  The background layers show completely around the entire inside - the white along the right side is from a piece of white cardstock I laid over the message I wrote to take the picture.

Have you like it...thanks of stopping by.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Craft Room Pics

At long last, I finally took some pics of my craft room.  It's still a work in progress but it is a much happier place now that I have everything somewhat organized and arranged how I want it.

The main piece of my room is the Expedit Bookshelf and Desk that I got at IKEA.  I love my Expedit set.  I also have several JetMax cubes I bought at Michael's either using 40% or 50% off coupons or when they were on sale. :-)  The 3 sets of shelves along the other wall are ones I bought at Target.

Thanks for stopping in and having a peek at my room.  I still need to paint and put up some things on the walls...but it's definitely getting there.  I spend much more time in there now.  The pics are just from the craft room side.  The other side of the room has the treadmill and houses the TV that is mounted on the wall so that I can angle it to view while crafting or while walking on the treadmill.

Have a great day..... 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Retirement / Congrats Card

Wow....I sure have been MIA for a lot longer than I intended.  I have crafted some...but just haven't been around to post my projects.  So, I'm going to try and post some of the projects I've made in the last couple months.

First on the agenda....a Retirement card I made for a co-worker.  I made this card for my co-workers and I to sign and give to her - we also included a small monetary gift. :-)

For this card, I used the new cartridge Elegant Edges.  I love this cartridge.  If you are a fan of border punches this cartridge is a must have.  Several of the cuts remind me of the punch around the page border punches - LOVE it!

This card is based on the sample project (12x12 scrapbook page) that is included at the front of the cartridge handbook (see pg 10)...but I had to size it to fit on a 5" x 5" size card.  The layers are cut using the Loops Key at the following sizes:

White - 5"
Dark Purple - 4 3/4"
Purple - 4 1/2"
White - 3" (Shadow Key)
Light Purple - 2 1/4" (Shadow Key)

I don't remember which cartridge I used to cut the "Congrats"....sorry.  I thought I had written it down but it appears not.  I also added a piece of ribbon that I had in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by...Have a great day.
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