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!