Our Little One!

Our Little One!
Baking Cookies with Grandma!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Updated Some of the Cards with BLING!

First, please excuse the poor cell phone quality (it was plugged in charging also...)  I kept looking at these two cards and thinking they needed a little something....  I looked through my stash and found some adhesive gemstones (didn't feel like pulling out the I-rock with dinner going).  They're still pretty simple, but I'm happy with them.  Out in the mail tomorrow!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Cards!

I thought I'd decided I wasn't going to make cards this year... my parents are coming up to visit me in Ohio(they live in Virginia) on Wednesday, and I'm going back with them to see my family for Easter!  I saw some really cute cards on the Cricut messageboard (thanks for the idea TatianaBelova!)  I searched and found a cut file made by Capadia to make the shaped cards using the Easter 2010 cartridge.  I had forgotten all of the cute cuts on that cartridge!

The Chick on two of the cards is from Create a Critter, the "Have a Tweet Easter" and chick stamps are Studio G.  I of course used Stickles (Icicle, and I think Stardust) on the chicks and the card in the top center.  I may have to make a few more this week, and I may go back and add a little more detail to the ones I made tonight.  It was fun to create again, especially after cleaning the house all day! 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Working on My Wedding Album!

So far I've posted pictures of cards I've made here, but no layouts.  (There are some in my Scrapbook.com gallery, made before I started a blog.)  Last night I worked on my still unfinished wedding album, and finished another section!  Hubby and I were married in Hawaii, so the scrapbook is kind of untraditional.  So far I've finished engagement, wedding, and "reception" sections, the latter finished last night!  (I say "receptions" because we got married by ourselves on the beach, and then visited my family in Virginia and his family in Ohio, where we live.)  

I think I've been putting off finishing this album because I've wanted it to be too perfect.  I keep having to remind myself that the layouts are for hubby and I to enjoy, and our future kids....  if we like them that's all that matters.  Last night after I finished the final layout for the reception section, I started playing on my Gypsy and planned several of the honeymoon sections!  It feels good to be a little closer to finishing this album!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Darice Embossing Folders

I found these at Pat Catan's for 2 for $5!  They emboss just like Cuttlebug folders, giving a very deep impression.  Is it sad that I may have to go and buy a few more?

Studio G Cling Stamps!

I really need to stop "browsing" at scrapbook stores!  I found these at Pat Catan's for $1 each! They had Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, Wedding, and Baby themed stamps.  I haven't tried them yet but was excited to see something new!  I'm sure it's only a matter of time until they'll show up other places!

Cindy Loo Cartridge Giveaway at Sherrie Scraps with Passion!

Sherrie Scraps with Passion is giving away this awesome cartridge to celebrate 200 followers!  The giveaway ends on April 12th!

Cricut Luau Seasonal Cartridge Giveaway - A Mermaid's Crafts Blog

Lisa at A Mermaid's Crafts is giving away this awesome cartridge to celebrate reaching 100 followers!  You have until April 16th to enter!  I would love to win this cartridge to use on my honeymoon album!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ilene has an awesome giveaway on her blog, What a Bunch of Scrap
She's celebrating making the My Little Shoebox DT!

Card for Mighty Max Low

I finally had some free time today to sit down and make a card for Max Low.  I posted information from Pink Cricut earlier about Max, a 12-year-old boy battling leukemia.  He wants to receive a million cards!  

Here's a link to my earlier post, with Max's address.  Mighty Max Low

For my card I used the Everyday Paper Dolls cart for the bike (cut twice) and a silver sharpie on the spokes/accents.  I also used the "Welcome Baby" Cuttlebug folder/die set.  I love this folder that I picked up for $2 at Big Lots a while back!  I used Co'ordinations cardstock that I sanded to make the dots pop.  I also sanded the edges and the rectangle before stamping "Get Well Soon" using a Studio G stamp in my stash. 

Scrappin' Mommy Huge Giveaway!

Scrappin' Mommy has a huge giveaway on her blog for reaching 1000 followers and 70,000 blog hits.  The picture is only ONE of the three prize packs she has up for grabs!  
Scrappin' Mommy

Friday, April 1, 2011

DCWV New Stacks - Video and Giveaway

Visit the DCWV blog to see a video of these 5 new stacks!  You can also leave a comment for a chance to win TWO of these stacks!