Saturday, January 29, 2011

Challenges and Design Team Call

Good morning everyone...   ok..  here is the scoop.  I am going to try to have a new challenge every month.  I am going to try to have projects due around mid month.  I understand that many other blogs have due dates at the end. 

Here is what I am looking for.......................

SPONSORS.....  I have sent a couple inquiries but if you want to sponsor a challenge let me know....

DESIGN TEAM:  I am also looking to put together a design team.  I think I want to start with 7..  knowing me I will probably choose more  LOL...  I am going to do my best to stick to my 7...  It will  be for a period of 6 months since right now there will only be one challenge a month unless more is necessary.  E-mail Me  if you are interested with a pic of a recent project and your crafting background.  Also if you have ever been on any other design teams and if so, which ones.  New designers welcome..  you do not need to have served on a team before to be considered.  The dead line to submit an application is next Saturday, Feb 5, 2011 at Midnight...

Don't forget about my current challenge.  Click the pic of the cartridge at the top of my blog.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Birthday Card For My Son

Good afternoon...  I am feeling a little better.  My doctor ordered me not to go to work today so I stayed home and made my son a birthday card.  His birthday was last week end but just got his address this week.  He is in basic training at Parris Island in the Marine Corp.

This card is being entered into the weekly sketch challenge at Card Patterns Challenge Blog

The Sketch

Here is my entry.

The Recipe:
  • Cardstock from JoAnn's
  • Pattern Paper Created By Me (Marine Corp Logo) in PhotoShop CS
  • Camo Ribbon from JoAnn's
  • Stamp Sets From Annie's Attic Stamp Club
  • Color Box Chocolate Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder for Sentiment
  • White and Brown Color Pencils
  • Fisker's Border Punch
  • Round Punches
  • ATG Gun  (Yah..  got to use it again.)
I tried not to get too crazy with it considering the enviroment he is in now.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Morning In Blog Land

Good morning fellow and fellowette bloggers..  This is just a simple chit chat post.  Some good and some not so good..

First I got my first letter from my oldest son, Aaron yesterday.  He left 2 weeks ago Sunday for Parris Island, Marine Corp boot camp.  I am so proud of him. He is doing fine  (of course I am sure some of the letter was staged).  He just had a birthday on Sunday as well.  He loves letters...  if anyone wants to send him a birthday card, email me and I will send you his address.  He turned 23.

The not so good stuff...   please keep me in your prayers.  I have been having a lot of back problems for years.  It came to a head this weekend.  I almost could not walk.  The doctor says I have Sciatica...  pain shoots from my lower back into my right hip and down my leg.  Then it sits in my lower part of my calf and throbs.  It takes ice packs and 3 Alieve to even get a little releif.  I have to sit all day at work which doesn't help.  I had to leave early yesterday because I couldn't take it.

Ohhh  Happy Birthday to Robyn over at My Pink Stamper who turned 38 yesterday!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Video #1 ... Scrap Room Woes

Hello everyone...  

I just got done producing my first real video.  It is far from perfect.  I admit, I have a lot to learn about doing videos.  I don't have a camcorder so I had to use my digi camera in video mode.  However, I did aquire
Camtasia editing software which you can do normal videos or screen capture type videos like you see some of the Make The Cut and Sure Cuts Alot videos done. 

This video is about an upcoming project.  I am sharing a space with a ferrett and kids.  The kids do not have enough room for their toys and I don't have enough room for my crafting.  My space is going to be moved into what is now a storage room.  It has tons of potential even if it is a small room.  But it is big enough for me and bigger than I have now.  Just be warned...  I am airing my messes.

Leave a comment with a url to a post or pic of your crafting area.  I am seeking out more ideas.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blog Hop At My Pink Stamper

Robyn at My Pink Stamper had her first blog hop.  This is my entry.  I chose to use the color pink in a Christmas Layout...  untraditional Christmas Colors.  This is of my boyfriend;s niece

Here is a close up of the stamping I did on the layout

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My New Scotch ATG Gun

I got my new toy errrrr  I mean tool yesterday in the mail.  I ordered the pink Scotch ATG gun, my birthday present to myself.

I can not wait to get started using it.  I have been trying different adhesives and none really measuring up to what I wanted.  I played with it a little last night and it is so easy to use.  The tape glides on with ease and once it is stuck, it is stuck.  This is a great alternative to the red gun that Scotch puts out but with out the high price tag.  This pink one was maybe half of what I would have paid for the traditional red ATG.  For those of you looking for a good applicator, you must give this one a try.  My only complaint is that it has a learning curve to loading.  It didn't come loaded.  I had to load it myself last night and it took me a good 15 minutes to get it figured out and loaded.  But, once you have done it a couple times it does get easier.

You can purchase yours below..  Compare this price to the red one which is almost $50

Friday, January 14, 2011

Next Contest.......... Win a Seasonal or Mini Cartridge

OK..   You are going to have to do some work here...  this is a challenge that will end Sunday, Feb 13 at 11:59pm.  

Create a Valentines Day Card for someone special in your life.  You MUST use your Cricut machine.  Be creative...  I will have a panel of professional bloggers vote for their fav's..  I will not be part of the voting process.  Your post must be in the MrLinky no later than Feb 13 11:59pm.  Do not link to your entire blog. just to your post with your card..

You will be judged on orginality and technique.


  • You must be a follower or subscribe to my blog
  • Must use your cricut machine
  • Spread the word
  • One Entry Per Person

The winner will receive a mini or seasonal cartridge.  Could be April Showers or Winter Lace..etc...  you get the picture.  I am not being specific because I want to make sure it is one the winner doesn't already have.  The winner will be given a list to choose from.

The winner will also have the opportunity to be a guest designer.  I am going to start my challenges again.  For now it will be monthly and depends on popularity, may go to bi weekly

Good Luck!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Winner Of My Blog Candy....

Good morning everyone!  The day has come that you all have been waiting for.  I used to pick the winning number for the one year subscription to the new Bug magazine.... 

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...................................................................

The winner is Heidi..  the number was number 7.  So the person with the 7th comment is the winner.  Heidi, I need you to contact me with your mailing address so that I can get that subscription for you and congrats!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winner to be announced tomorrow!

Today is the last day to sign up for my blog candy.  I will be announcing the winner tomorrow morning.  I did notice that a couple had more than one comment posted.  How I will handle this is if the number picked by falls on your first post then you will be the winner.  If it falls on your second post then the winner will be the next person below your post.  I feel this is the most fair way.  One entry per person.

If you haven't entered yet, just click the Cricut head at the top of my blog

Good Luck!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Free SVG File - Valentine's Day Card Frame

Good morning.  I made this card frame yesterday.  It is meant for an A2 card but you can resize it to fit your needs.  It is just a frame to cut out for the front of your card. 

Also, don't forget to click the Cricut guy at the top of my blog to enter to win a free subscription to the Bug magazine if you haven't already.

Click Here To Download

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First Laoyout of The Year

Good morning!  I just wanted to share my first 12 x 12 page for the year.  I need to play catch up and start getting my photos from 2010 scrapped.  This one is from the major snow storm that hit the north east US last Feb.  We were with out power for a week and had 2 feet of snow on the ground.

I used MTC to cut my title and the large snow flakes.  The snow flakes I snagged from the MTC gallery.  Don't know who created them.  The smaller snowflakes are from a MS punch.  I am also including the sketch I created.  I have only been scrapbooking for a little over a year.  I have not done very much because of time.  I am still a novice.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Best Cricut Cartridge of 2010

Good morning everyone.  I am taking a poll..  I want to know what your favorite Cricut cartridge released in 2010.  I am planning my next blog candy after my current one ends... possibly for Valentines Day.  I will give away the best Cricut Cartridge which my followers vote for as the best.  Leave a comment here with your fave of 2010!! 

Don't forget my current give away for a one yr subscription to the Bug Magazine..  click the bug head at the top of my blog