Friday, September 23, 2011

Cricut's Craftroom Open Now!!

Cricut's Craftroom Beta Version is open to everyone!!  If you have a Cricut and a have to go to the link above or click on the picture and it will take you to the link.  It's a must!!

I just found out!!  If you have a Cricut, you will be able to use this now.  It's no longer by invite only!!

You will have access to all the cartridges Cricut has to offer.....BUT you won't be able to cut with them if you don't own them!  But that is ok......because it gives you the opportunity to really test drive a cartridge to see if you really truly want it!

You will have to go to the site and read the FAQ's to get more information.

I am super excited!

Happy Crafting!!


Autumn Greetings @ CSDivas

Come and check out my Autumn Greetings project at Creative Scrapbooking Divas!!

Here is a picture of my project.  Click here to see all of the details.

Hope you like it!

Happy Crafting!


3D Holiday Project Challenge @ CSDivas

Come join the 3D Holiday Project Challenge over at Creative Scrapbooking Divas!

The challenge ends next Friday, September 30th.  That is plenty of time to join in!!

Here is my project that started the 3D Holiday Project Challenge for September.

You can also see more pictures of my project here.

The challenge is to create a 3D project of/for your favorite holiday.  My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! 

Hope you will join in on the fun!!

Happy Crafting!!


Simple Birthday Card @ CSDivas

Come check out my first post as an official Design Team Member at Creative Scrapbooking Divas!!

For my first project I made a Simple Birthday Card.

This is just a sneak peek.  Click here to see the full card and details.

Hope you like my card.

Happy Crafting!!


Exciting News!!

I have some exciting news!!  As you may know, I was featured as a Guest DT at Creative Scrapbooking Divas at the beginning of September.  My exciting news is that now I am a DT Member now!

Click the link to take you to the announcement!

New Design Team Member - Michelle Sanchez

I am excited to join this group of creative Divas!! 

Thank you for sharing in my excitement!!  And be sure to check out the Creative Scrapbooking Divas blog as well as mine for posts of some inspiring projects!

Happy Crafting!!


Friday, September 9, 2011

I Got A Smash Book!!

Have you heard of the new thing called a Smash Book?? 

I am not sure how new this is but I am just recently heard about it!  And let's just say, I love it!  Love the idea of it too! know what that means!!  Yes, of course, I had to get one of my own!! 

So here it is!

They come in several colors and the papers inside vary per book.   

If you are still wondering what it is, check out this You Tube video!!  Smash Book

I am thinking that this one will be for my husband.  I want to compile all of his favorite pictures of our trip to Israel in 2009.  I think he will like it!!

I just thought I would share my new purchase!! 

Happy Smashing!! 


Thursday, September 8, 2011

CSD's Challenge: Black, White & Read All Over

Here is my entry for the Creative Scrapbooking Diva's "Black, White & Read All Over" Challenge.
These are the rules:
  • MUST use colors black, white, & red only, with red only being about 20% of the layout.
  • Option A: Do a newspaper type theme...write your journaling like a paper article, use the comic strip format, (like I did) or make your page a newspaper ad.
  • Option B: Use a pattern paper with a newspaper print or feel to it. Not a letter, but dictionary pages are ok.
It says 'layout' but I haven't really been doing layouts these days.  I still have a lot of pictures from our trip to Israel that I have to get working on again.  So instead, I chose to do a card.    Not sure if this will be accepted in the challenge but I enjoyed working on this card.

The 'Extra Extra' reminded me of "Extra Extra!!  Read All About It!!"  

Since the color red should only be 20% of it. I used a dotted heart stamp in the front and inked around the black and white paper very lightly.

I put a red heart on the inside of the card with the word "love" in black and still keeping with the black, white and red theme.
Card Recipe:
Paper/Cardstock:  White cardstock for card; Black cardstock for matting and the Wedding Words paper from Recollections was a single sheet of 12 x 12 paper I purchased just for this challenge.
Stamp: SU I {Heart} Hearts stamp set
Ink: SU Ruby red ink
Cricut and SCAL to cut out the heart and words.
Hope you like my card!
Happy Crafting!!

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Pillow Boxes for my Bible study group

Here are the pillow boxes I made for my Bible study group which starts in 2 weeks.  I made a total of 20 pillow boxes, 2 with each patterned paper. 
Warning!  Lots of pictures to follow!

This butterfly one is my favorite!



I really like this one too!  Love the petite flowers on the white.

That is all of them.  Now I need to buy the candy and fill them.
I am so glad I finished them ahead of time.  Last year I was finishing them up the night before and filling them. 

I hope you like them!

Here is the recipe:

Paper: SEI Bright Blossom pack
Pillow box: SVG file from Lettering Delights.
Sentiment: SU Matchbox Messages
Ink: SU colors
(wild wasabi, pumpin pie, baja breeze & rose red)
Twine:  The Twinery
(lemon drop, buttercream, blossom, pink sorbet, caribbean, peapod & honeydew)

Happy Crafting!!


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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Got Coffee?

Here is a quick step card that I did earlier today.

The cup of coffee is from The Stamps Of Life  - Coffee4Two stamp set.  

I colored it with my copic markers using: E31, E33, E41, YG67 and G24.

The "Got Coffee ?" was cut out using my Cricut and SCAL. 
 I distressed the letters with my color box chalk ink in dark brown.  (I use it quite often)

The step card was cut out using an svg file with SCAL and my Cricut as well. 
I got the step card set from SVG Attic.

Hope you like it!!
Happy Crafting!!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Exciting News!!

I have some exciting news! 

I am a Guest DT at Creative Scrapbooking Divas !! 

My project is being featured over at Creative Scrapbooking Divas, so go check it out!   I am also hosting a challenge!  I hope you will join in and post a project!  There will be a prize!

Here is a sneak peak at my project!

Happy Crafting!!