Friday, May 28, 2010

Card 'Lift'

Are you ready for the long Memorial Day weekend? I sure know I am! I have got a Scrappy-Shopping day planned for Memorial Day! You see, I live in a very small town that only has Wal-mart and Dollar General for shopping. The city I work is a little better with a Tuesday Mornings, but still not much else. So, my husband and I have a little day shopping trip planned, probably to Jackson, MS, which is a couple hours away, but there is a Target, Hobby Lobby, and a Michaels!!! I literally haven't been to these stores in well over a year! Isn't that sad!? And I'm sure you can imagine how excited I am! What's funny is that I saw some pictures on a blog recently that someone had posted of the Cricut Demonstrators at Michaels, and I saw a whole aisle of Cricut goodies! The last time I shopped at Michael's, they did not have a whole Cricut aisle, actually, I don't think they had much of anything Cricut, yet!
So, my husband has been really sick this week. They think he has Mono. He tested negative for it and strep, but his throat looks like he swallowed a soft ball, and his blood counts indicated he had something viral, so they're calling it Mono. So, yesterday I stopped in at my doctor's to get checked out, and as I was waiting, I was looking though a card magazine, and it was this card in this magazine in particular:

Well, I really liked this card, and I instantly thought of the paper in the DCWV Flower Shower, Spring Stack. So, I couldn't wait to get home last night to try and recreate it! Now, in the middle of the magazine, there is a tear-out pattern for all the elements on this card, but I found similar shapes on the Accent Essential's and Mother's Day cartridges, so decided it would be way easier to just use my trusty ole' Cricut. And this was what I came up with:

I inked the edges, as opposed to the sanding in the original. I added some stickles, and the sentiment is a stamp I've had in my stash that came out of a kit. I stamped it on cream cardstock, and spritzed it with a little pink home made shimmer spray. In the center of the flower is a Sweat Pea felt flower from Stampin' Up that I'd gotten a couple months ago as part of a blog candy I'd won from Sam over at Scrapmaster's Paradise. Actually, come to think of it, so was the ink I'd used to stamp the sentiment. She's a sweetie and has a great informative and inspirational blog, and is a Stampin' Up Demonstator.
Well, that's all I have for today! I hope you have a great holiday weekend! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my neck of the web!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baby Blessings

HELLO THURSDAY!!! Are you as excited as I am for Cricut's release of the new cartridges today?!? It's hard not to be with all the giveaways and hype! I just know I should've called in today! It's a good thing I didn't though, cause with all the cartidges being released, I'll need a second job! lol.

Anyway, I just wanted to share a quick card with you today. My friend at work asked me to make her a card for a baby shower. I finished it up last night. I have to say, I think this is the first baby card I've ever made. The nursery is pink and brown, so this is what I came up with...

I cut the card from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I knew I wanted to use this patterned paper, isn't it cute? So, while flipping through my cartridge books, I thought this card with the scallop layer would be a nice way to use the paper.

I cut "Baby Blessings" from Wild Card, as well as the envelope and liner.

This is a bad picture, but that's the inside of the card on the left, and the front of the envelope on the right. The rattle was cut from my Cricut Sampler cart I got in the mail yesterday, which I got using my Cricut Rewards points!

I hope you liked seeing my first ever baby card, and  have a great HELLO THURSDAY and upcoming weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day! I know I surely had a nice, and relaxing weekend, which you know is never long enough! I just wanted to quickly share with you the card I made for Mother's Day...Of course the picture doesn't do the card justice, as you can't quite see all the glitter in the paper, or the shimmer in the rose, but hopefully you'll get the idea...
So, I decided to give the Pocket Card a whirl. I got the instructions from I used my Cuttlebug, Cherryblossoms folder for the base. The paper I used is DCWV Flower Power Specialty Spring Stack. I used the Mother's Day Seasonal Cricut cartridge, and the rose is a Prima which was white, so I painted it with Shimmerz Paint to match the purple! I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bad Blogger!

Yes, I have been a very bad blogger, and have completely neglected my blog for quite some time! I have a few good reasons, but I'm not even going to start on all my excuses! What I would like to do is THANK YOU for following my pitiful and neglected blog! I have been really busy making a lot of projects that I want to share with you, and I'm going to really work on updating my blog a lot more regularly from here on out! I don't always have a lot of time to write a lot, so it'll probably be mostly pictures. But, isn't that what we really want to see, anyway!? I'm also trying to work on improving the quality of my pictures and lighting, so please bear with me in the mean time! I just may end up having to go out and buy a new camera here soon!

Today I'd like to share a couple of updated pictures of my beloved craft room! I've made a couple of big changes in just the last few weeks that I am just loving! On Saturday my husband and I were out shopping, and stopped into this store called Dirt Cheap where they sell a lot of close out merchandise that seems to come from Target mostly. Shopping in this store is hit or miss, but we happened to be there on a good day, cause I couldn't believe when I came across a brand-new, still in box (to be assembled) and in absolutely perfect condition, desk for only $30!

Two weeks earlier at that same store, I bought and assembled these Closet Maid Shelves. They were only $8!

I also finally got around to painting my pegboard a few weeks ago:

Oh, and lookie at my new Pink Cuttlebug, I also just got a few weeks ago from HSN! It was such a great bundle and was a great price during National Craft Month! It was one of the best purchases I've made, as it has really brought my projects to a whole another level!

Well, that's all I have time for today, but I will have more to share tomorrow! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peak into my happy place! Have a great and creative day!

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