Friday, December 31, 2010

Card for a friend

I made this card for a friend.
I had less than 5 minutes so.. 
Hey do you recognize Emma's DIGI-sentiment. Yep. 
Came off her fabulous second DVD! 
Treat yourself and get her dvd's!

Vinyl on a Cookie Jar

Well.. this picture will not rotate correctly for me at all!
We thought the jar needed a little dressing up.

Val and I worked together and came up with this.. She had some ribbon and she cut up a christmas bag and stuck it in so we could photograph it better.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vinyl Angel

This was a piece of work! I found that indoor vinyl is a bit more flimsy than outdoor vinyl. I've never made a project this big using vinyl. It was a bit more intricate than I expected and thank goodness my sister came over to help me. Also learned... I should have put this on GLASS or some other SMOOTH surface. MY DOOR IS PITTED... not smooth!!!!!!!!!!!! argh!!! Whew. I used the cartridge Christmas. I love my Gypsy. I used layer one for the angel and layer two I used Car Decals to print out I heart my cricut. I got the most out of my vinyl!

I was inspired thanks to JOY over at .
I also credit her super duper DVD available here:

This is how it turned out : 
whew! It did turn out rather well. Glad I tried it.

Now if I can entice my sister back over  I MIGHT consider.. flipping the image and putting this up on the other side of the peep least now we know what we are in for! 
Thank you Joy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tis the Season Blog Hop DAY THREE!

Welcome to Day THREE of
Tis the Season Blog Hop!
Hasn't this been fun!
Thank you for leaving comments and following!

Thanks for joining in on the 'Tis the Season blog hop I hope you got here FROM 
if not then please go to the BEGINNING of the hop here:
Iva Youngs 

With my final project I went STICKLE CRAZY! Oh yeah!  I decided to do a different color scheme and to do a layout. I used a picture I took during one of our rare snow days here in Hot Springs, Arkansas. This picture is from 2 years ago. This was in my neighbors' yard and she had all these beautiful decorations and some were covered in snow.
I used my Imagine to make the background paper and actually ALL THE Paper products... were from the cartridge SNOW ANGEL. I love this cart! I used the Christmas Red, Lime Green, Crystal of STICKLES now in two areas I tried Waterfall on the "&" symbol but ended up getting it on me.. and I tried Icicle but something in the glitter didn't sit right so  I switched to Crystal and then it shined right.. I put it on the snow that was on the letters. I tried to leave some of them a little bare so you could see what it really looked like.  
Thank you Christie Beatie! She had Zip Dry and guess what.. told me that HOBBY LOBBY sells it. So then  I went to HL AND... they honored the coupon from my phone! I got the last bottle yippeeee.  I also used my Glue Glider Pro. I used My Irock on one of the ornaments, then on another ornament a Twinkle Brad from CTMH , and on the last ornament a Gemstone Brad from Recollections. I also learned I could used my Irock and bling up the plain white snowflake brads that are on the two upper corners of the picture. 
Warning!!!! Took several shots because the lighting was giving me troubles.  
So here goes:

Using regular lighting on a chair kind of bland

Twinkle Brad from CTMH

Recollections - Gemstone Brad

Used Irock Bling

Stickles-Christmas Red, Lime Green, Crystal

Used Irock on top of the brad cool huh!

Used Auto Correct for brightness a little better

The picture.. seemed melancholy or peaceful..

Thank you for looking and leaving comments and following. 
This has been a fun hop! Definitely got me in the mood for Christmas!

NEXT STOP IS HERE: Sonia Rivera Kertznus -
Have a great weekend and Happy Scrappn!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tis the Season Blog Hop DAY TWO!

Welcome to day two of TIS THE SEASON BLOG HOP!
How much fun is this? I am so enjoying what these ladies are creating.

Thanks for joining in on the 'Tis the Season blog hop I hope you got here FROM 
if not then please go to the BEGINNING of the hop here:
Iva Youngs - 

In todays card I used the other Snowman in the PKS stamp duo set with Cottage Cutz. This fellow is wearing his fancy top hat and has his eyes open!  I used a basic shape that was on my Cricut Image for the foil paper. I used the same paper as yesterday.  I don't own a sewing machine so my stitching is really just a gelly roll pen. I've seen other folks use this trick. Pretty cool and a lot easier on my fingers and budget. LOL I used some gold and red stickles and some stamps from Michaels.. yes those studio G ones.. I needed vertical stamps for the sides. The flower is from Making Memories.. something I picked up on clearance at some point.  Thank you for looking. Hope you enjoy it.  

Have a great weekend and Happy Scrappn!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tis the Season Blog Hop

Welcome to Tis the Season Blog Hop!

Thanks for joining in on the 'Tis the Season blog hop I hope you got here FROM 
if not then please go to the BEGINNING of the hop here:
Iva Youngs - 

For my project I started with my FAVORITE new stamps.. Peachy Keen Stamps!
This is the Snowman Doll Set. PKS had teamed up with Cottage Cutz for the die part and a cute face stamp was included in the set. Just love it! I can't forget my green STICKLES
I used some paper from The Paper Studio - Jolly Holidays Scrapook Kit.
I used some Twinkle Brads - Jolly from Close To My Heart.
I used the Cricut Cartridge Very Merry Tags.
I pulled out my Cropadile to use the gold ribbon eyelet. I used some gray chalk and two of my Copic Markers:E09 and RV11.

Thank you for looking. Leave comments and follow. Love new followers.
NEXT STOP IS HERE: Sonia Rivera Kertznus -
Sorry guys... the thing was set to autopost at 6 am! It didn't! GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Way Cool!

I received this award from the ONE AND ONLY CHRISTEL aka SCRAPPIN SISTA!!!
I was very pleasantly surprised!!!!
Thank you. Sure made my day indeed. Thank you.
This is a pay-it-forward style award that you might have seen going around.
Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.  (Not a problem!)
2. Share 8 things about yourself. ( See Down below)
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered. (See Down below)
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

Thank you very much again Christel. How fun!!

Here are 8 things about me:
1. I'm a single mom of my amazing, wonderful 12 year old son.
2. I used to work on a horse ranch here in town that Al Capone used to hide out on the property back in the day.
3. I love to travel so from one of my many car wrecks I got enough money.. to go be an Au Pair in Madrid, Spain. I lived right in the heart of Madrid across from El Retiro.
4. During college I was an exchange student to Fukuoka, Japan, learned traditional dance Nihonbuyo and performed on live tv with some fellow students.. dressed up in full kimono gear and wig.. white face way cool;  been to Acapulco with a friend Serbia.
5. I served 4 year in the US Army and only went as far as San Antonio, TX hahaha but did train a while in Monterey Cali! (Gorgeous out there!)
6. I have a degree in Spanish with a minor in business.
7. I started scrapbooking maybe around 2001 and at first it didnt take but then something clicked and I was excited about it. I'm addicted to all aspects of scrapbooking and learning to make cards and other crafts; my favorite product to use with my crafting is the Cricut product.
8. I love watching movies of all kinds.

Now to Pay it forward to 8 bloggers recently discovered:

1. Michelle
2. Emma
3. Joy
4. Sarah
5. Patty
6. Paula
7. Nancy
8. Joy #2 (lol sorry)

Why do I have to stop at 8!!! LOL
Happy Scrappn!

Friday, November 26, 2010

What a November!

Bear with me. Life sure does throw some curveballs.. not only did I get "laid off" after 8 years... yesterday my dear dear close friend I found died Wednesday night. I found out yesterday, Thursday night.
I met her 2 years ago Dec... having boyfriend problems.. She instructed Zumba. I fell in love with Zumba. I actually found an exercise that I LOVED. She was so full of life and positive to everyone. She had so much faith.. without a cent in her pocket she made things happen. She had so much wisdom and peace. She was generous and I loved hanging out with her outside of class.  I did print out her pics today and put them in a new collage of picture frames that my brother bought for me at the Walmart black friday sales. I might post a pic later. She had a familiar saying .. and I think I found what I will use my printable vinyl for. She used to say " I lift you up in light and love.". I've got an empty spot on my wall so I plan to print her word and frame them around her pictures.  Maybe this will inspire me to keep creating. I want to honor her memory.

I'll be attending her funeral tomorrow.
She left behind 3 children.

Ginger Adair my dear friend!

I didn't have a clue my year would end like this.
Maybe things will start picking up next month! One can hope.

Thanks for hanging in there.
Happy Scrappn.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My next set of Iron-On Shirts for a baby shower

I didn't want to get depressed. I lost my job this week after 8 years. They just decided to eliminate.. Computer Admin. So if they aren't ... replacing me.. who is gonna do the backups , updates new purchases and the gazillion other things  I did daily. Hmm They said to clean out my office the next day. Hmmm Ok what's the rush. Hmm and they don't pay into unemployment. Luckily I will get a severance check.
So since I had already purchased the shirts to go to this shower...the daughter of a former coworker.. I thought what the heck Lets go!
So I doctored up the onesies. The sun was not shining well for me today. LOL

Nursery Tails tag with a pop dot

So there ya go. My  cute little onsies.
Since I'm gonna have some time on my hands while looking for a job.. I think I'm gonna use my time wisely and FUNLY.. hahah is that a word??? I'm gonna be happy scrappn!

Send out love to my followers!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My entry for Creative Time for Me

Emma is using Celebrations again for a super cute Christmas theme.
Check out her blog at:

I used my Cricut Celebrations Cartridge ON MY GYPSY. (Love it!)
I used Cottage Cutz & Peachy Keen Stamps in their special Duo called Penguin Doll. (too adorable)
I used the set of stamps called Christmas Wishes from Pink by Design. (love them)
Then I used some Karen Foster ribbon, My IROCK to bling my Penguin up from the collection of Hot Rocks Compact Jewels, black Bic Mark*it marker, Copic Markers 100,E00,and RV11, and Chalk.

Wrapped in Joy

This was fun.


Thanks Emma!

Happy Scrappn

Smiley Cards Mini-Blog Hop

Crazy about Cricut had an idea late last night about doing a mini blog hop this morning, with cuts from the new Gypsy download....(you have till tomorrow to register your gypsy for this exclusive download!)
This is a quick card from Smiley Cards. Now this was truly last minute so bear with me. 
I used stamps from Pink By Design from Take the Cake set.

 I thought I was doing Blackletter one of the other free downloads so I'll show the little embellishments I made with them as well.  I am also happy to say it was the first time using my Gypsy with the Imagine. The Imagine cuts way better for me than my E. Hooray!! My first hop too. Lots of firsts today!!

I cut out a blue M and popdotted it to the M inside that  I welded.

I loved this symbol and welded it to a frame. You could open it up and there is a pic.

Putting the shield inside the frame used my Bic Markit markers

The Mini Blog Hop goes as follows: ---->> Sorry I had left the house and didn't realize we had another addition SORRY.. HEY EVERYBODY DON'T FORGET TO STOP OFF HERE AS WELL!!

Have fun hopping and Happy Scrappn!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

My little trip to Michael's today

So I went to only get the Deep Cut blade.. but wandered around and found some other things.
I really wanted to get some Halloween ribbons so I wouldn't be caught off guard next year.
I might still do something this year!
Cute! Thanksgiving and Christmas!

I LOVE THIS. $1.99 from $3.99

Buttons and Minibrads, my Blade and Ribbon!

Gonna enjoy this I'm sure.


Six Free Cartridge Gypsy Download!

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Rushing home after work!!!!!!!

My deliveries this week.

I ordered from  and Craft E-Corner this week and got my products fast!

I actually won a DVD from from Ebay. It worked out well.

From I got in my JT and Country Carnival. I've been saving my cereal boxes!

I hope to play and watch this weekend.

I wonder what  plans you all have besides Halloween.

Will you have time to scrap?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Awesome Sneak Peek of the New Seasonal Carts!!

Hey Scrappers!

Check out Scrapmaster's Paradise's blog:

Scrapmaster's Paradise

Happy Scrappn!!

July this year.. My first entry ever into anyone's challenge.....

Thank you Emma.
This is the challenge I entered.  I am including her link and my entry.

This was fun! I love the bright colors! I used the Happy birthday Cuttlebug folders.. and used a little chalking on them. I used my Celebrations cartridge and I used the Irock as well.
I had fun. I also love blog hops as well. 

August 15th I entered again in one of Emma's Challenges how fun!

I love Emma's Throwback Thursdays!

Over at My Creative Time -- --
Emma is back and doing her Throwback Thursday challenge a day early this time.
The challenge was to use the Paisley Cartridge (or any other older one) to create a Back to School Project of your choice.

I was excited to try again. I couldn't wait to use one of my embossing folders from the Asian bundle. Yes I redeemed my cricut rewards and got the bundle for free. whew hew. I also couldn't wait to bust open the box of CottageCutz dies with Peachy Keen Stamps! This was gonna be my first experience with box these products. Way cool. I chose Happy Lil Frog and I used a little Copic yellow marker on the crown AND I used my way cool IROCK to adorn his crown. Those rocks were the perfect size. I'm happy to say my LSS is carrying IRock however they haven't gotten in any of the stencil stuff. No worries there because OH MY CRAFTS has met my IROCK needs!

I'll attach the two pics of my work for the challenge. I was happy to participate. I am eagerly awaiting Ms. Emma's DVD which should be arriving by the end of the month! whew hew.

That's it for now.
and HappyScrappn!

Back in August of this year...

I entered my first Peachy Keen Challenge. It was Challenge 35, Color Combo Sketch Challenge.
I have fun using my Asian Cuttlebug Folders.
I stickled the butterflies and used a stamping embossing type tip for the background. I love my lady.

The Birthday Card I did for my Niece

My niece Lynsday's birthday was Sept 24th, turning 2, and I made a little card for her.

I was able to attend her birthday party and here's a pic of her and the card I made.

I love my Peachy Keen Stamps.. I also used my new Pink by Design stamps. The title set of stamps is Simply Everything from the Pink by Design. It worked perfectly. I played with my Copic markers to color the little guy. I did used stickles on the birds's legs.. and I used my Sakura gelly roll on the scalloped edges. Oh yeah and I used my Cuttlebug folders.. the Happy Birthday and my new folder set Measure by Measure.. the stars were for the border. I used my Cricut Cartridge Just Because.
We had a good time at her party.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My First EVER IRON ON T-SHIRTS using the Imagine!

I've seen so many cute shirts out there. I thought I'll give it a shot! I am showing the item I bought at Michaels and the 2 shirts I made for my nephew Kai. He was born on Halloween. He will be 3.  I'm waiting for JT and the Carnival carts to arrive so in the meantime I am playing with what I got. The first shirt I used Imagine More. The second shirt I plugged in Life is a Beach and flood filled from Imagine More. Today Michaels has that coupon for items that are onsale so  I might get some more shirts cuz I think my niece needs some shirts as well. I had problems with this FUSE sticking to the mat. The second shirt I had to hit stop and manually cut out all the elements. Hmm wonder how I can get it to stick better hmm.
Using Imagine More

Bought at my local Michaels

Life is a Beach Cart Flood filled from Imagine More
That's all for now. I hope the colors show. I did take the pics outside.

Some Images of Cuts

Here are some Images of things I cut out using the layer feature on the Imagine when I first got it.