Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Day Dad

Ok - so this post is a little after your birthday but I didn't want to display your card early.   ;)

This little birthday card is made using cardstock from American Crafts and I used my new favorite cartridge, Celebrate with Flourish.  I also used my long time favorite Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder.  The envelope is one from a pack I bought at office max and I embossed the envelope flap.
Supplies: CS: American Crafts, Envelope: Ascend from Office Max, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Cricut and Celebrate with Flourish Cartridge.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Friday-

Hello - I am so glad it's Friday.  There is just so much to do this weekend.  Tonight I am having dinner with some girlfriends and then I have some catching up to do in my craft room.  I am really excited & let me tell you what is on it's way to my home.  I own the original personal cricut (bought it when it debuted on QVC back in the day) and have been wanting an expression since they came out.  However, I have maintained that I could make do with my little bug for most purposes.  However the flexibility of the larger matching always had me envious.  Well last year when the gypsy came out I said there was no need for that.  After all I bought design studio and never used it because it was a hassle to hook up my computer to my machine (and then you still needed the cartridge installed).  Well after all the time I have spent wishing for an expression and doubting the powers of a gypsy it came down to me having the option of one or another.  CreativeXpress had really great deals on the Expression and the Gypsy.  I had both in my shopping cart for a while trying to decide.  Ultimately, I got the Gypsy.  It is going to greatly expand the capabilities on my little machine and basically give me the power of an expression but my size will still be limited to 6"x12".  I may still break down and get the expression later.  Hopefully with the release of the cricut imagine the price point will drop again on the expression or I can happen upon another great sale later.  Basically what won me over is I can now maximize my mat by turning images and the new hide contour feature.  ADDED BONUS, I got the combo deal with the Create a Critter cartridge that was already in my shopping cart.  I can't wait until I have this in my hands.  I will let you all know what I think once I get the hang of it and if I truly still believe that the gypsy was the right choice for me.

Anyhow my excitement has me rambling.  I wanted to share with you a little notebook I made for my daughter.  She wanted something to keep in her purse.  When I went into the bank last Friday it was customer appreciation day and they gave me this little notebook with a plastic cover that had their logo on the front.  Nice but not very girly.  So of course I had to add some cute paper.  I used the Storybook cartridge for both the top note shape and the monogram.
Supplies: Notebook, Paper: MME, Ink: CTMH, Cricut & Storybook Cartridge.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall Thanks

Everyone is back to school and that means autumn is around the corner.  Fall is my all time favorite season.  I love the cool temps and the changing leaves.  That is why when I got The Stamps of Life's Trees2Build set I had to make an autumn tree.  While this set come with some cute leaves I just had to bring out my Thank2Fall set and use those leaves.  The grass is from the Eggs4Easter set.  Stephanie Barnard is really great about making coordinating sets.  I used my cuttlebug to emboss the brown cardstock with the Forest Branches embossing folder.  Also just a side note, when I put my tree on my block I made the branches a little wavy to give them a more realistic look.  I hope you like it.  :)
Supplies: Cardstock & Ink: CTMH, Stamps: The Stamps of Life, Embossing Folder: Provo Craft.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Hi Everyone,

I hope you are getting ready for a fabulous holiday weekend.  I know we are.  I also hope to get in some crafting time since it is not as abundant since I have gone back to work (NOT that I am complaining).  I love my new job but some extra time with my family will be appreciated. 

For this card I decided to use up some of the MME paper stack I bought ages ago.  I still love that paper line.  I also wanted to play with some stamps from The Stamps of Life.  The Trees2Build set was for the month of August but also used the wave stamp (turned upside down) from the Summer4Fun set as the grassy hills. It is a pretty basic card and that I just stamped 'Hello' on so I can use it for just about anything.

Supplies: Cardstock & Ink: CTMH, Pattern Paper: MME, Stamps: The Stamps of Life

Have a Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!