Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Craft Room No More....

Over the past week I have cleaned out my beloved craft room; which also meant cleaning and reorganizing two closets as well.  My mom will be here in a few short weeks and I wanted to make the room all nice and pretty for her.  Here are a few before and after pictures of my crazy week...

 This is the mess while unloading the room

This is it spilling into the hallway, good thing Becky was at work today, 
she would have never made it into her room!

This is the hall closet that now houses all my sewing goodies. I figured I should have fun and make some cute labels for my containers. The tags and scissors are from Sentimentals.

This is my "helper" while I was painting.

All done! The paint is actually more purple than the pictures show. That is my mom's favorite color and it went well w/ all the stuff I already had.

Becky wants me to put her grandma's name on the wall w/ my vinyl, so I will probably do that as well.

Hope you have a great day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sand on a Layout???

This is a layout I did recently from a short business trip to Florida. I decided to cover my little sand castle with some sand a dear friend brought me back from Hawaii years ago (yes, I'm crazy for hauling this sand around with me all these years, but look it paid off!) I tried cutting the sand castle from sand paper first. That worked ok, although it messed up my Cricut blade. The sand paper just lacked that certain something I was looking for. After I cut the sand castle out of a light brown I ran it through my Xyron upside down and then sprinkled my sand over it, Ta-Da! A sand castle! I also had just recently purchased some little glass like adhesive tiles from Michael's, they were the finishing touch I think. The word Florida was cut with Lyrical Letters and welded in Design Studio. The other cuts on these pages were made with Create a Critter. I also covered the little red crab with Tim Holtz Fried Brick Distressed Embossing Power. He's now rough and bumpy.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, August 13, 2010

How Does a Cloud Become Dirt???

Happy Friday everyone!!! I for one, am glad the week is almost over, it's been crazy and HOT here! Here's a layout I did recently showing the before and after when we put rock into our flower beds. While I was making this I knew I really wanted a mound of dirt or rocks. Now do you think there will actually be a Cricut cut for that? Noooo! Well for a brief moment I had a revelation, I decided to use a fluffy cloud for my dirt. It worked so beautifully and I was excited! This was also my first layout I used my sewing machine on as well. I just did a regular straight stitch around the edge of both background papers. I really like how this layout turned out.

The Tree and bird are from Cindy Loo. The wheelbarrow and shovel are from Handy Man Lite, I welded the words using Robotz in Design Studio, and the dirt is a cloud from Create a Critter.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cherry on Top-Yeah!

 This morning when I checked my email I found this wonderful surprise in a comment left here on our blog! Yeah! Our first award! Thank you so very much Doris, you made my day!!!!

Here's the rules for accepting this award:

1. you must thank the person who passed it on to you - Thank you so very much Doris at MomsBeenScrappin You rock!

2. copy award to your blog

 3. list three things you love about yourself:
  • I love that I am very loyal
  • I love that I am crafty
  • I love my life that is full of wonderful family and friends!
 4. post a picture that you love on your blog - This is my cousin Jennifer (red) and I (blue) when we were babies. Our grandpa brought us these dresses from New Mexico. I think this picture is so sweet!

 5. pass award on to five (5) others - check out these super talented ladies and leave them some love
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programing.....

Have a Wonderful day everyone!!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Flower Pot Card

So this is a card I scrap-lifted from Yvette on the Cricut message board. She got it from Split Coast Stampers I believe. I saw this card and just had to make it!

The flowers were made with Paisley, each flower was cut 4 times at 1/4 inch smaller each time. I then inked them on the tips with some Ranger Ink, Concord Grape. The leaves were cut using Lyrical Letters (it's actually a tulip cut I believe.) Flower pot was cut with my paper cutter and embossed with my Cuttlebug. Flower centers are fabric covered brads from Hobby Lobby. All paper was of course, Core'dinations.

This is actually a very fun and easy card to make, let me know if you decide to make one too...I'd love to see it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We have a winner!

Hi Everyone! Well today I am giving away the blog candy we promised. We had one comment, so she's our winner!

Congratulations CapturingLifeandArt!!!!! Yeah!!!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Who Likes Blog Candy???

I posted on this past Sunday that I'm doing our blog candy give-away now, and not later. Time to clear things out in my craft room. I'm going to pick a random follower (who leaves a comment on Sunday's post) to win the gifts on that post. Click here to see it. I will pick a winner by using  I will do the drawing on this Wenesday August 3rd, so far there is only one comment....better get over there and check it out asap!

Have a great day and I'll see you all back here tomorrow!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Who's a good widdle puppy??? And.....

Here's a card I made a few weeks ago for a new friend. I couldn't show it yet, because she hadn't seen it yet, and we all know what I have learned from posting cards too soon....

Don't you just want to squeeze this little guy? I'm not a dog person, but this one makes me happy! Doggie was cut using Create a Critter, Terrier dog. Card base is Basic Grey Granola collection and solid blues are from a DCWV mat stack I have.

And in other news...
I will be gutting my beloved craft room soon. My mom is moving to Texas to be closer to our family, and I'm giving her my room until she finds a place she wants to live. So in honor of me starting the chaos, I'm going to go ahead a give away the clear stamps I promised ya'll last month. I also have a package of Glam Rocks hot fix Rhinestuds that I'll throw in with it! I couldn't find an image for them, so here's my own. I don't know what color imaginisce calls this collection, I can't find a name on it! Both of these are brand-new, never been opened.
So dear followers if you have read to here, Yeah! This could be yours! I am going to need to limit it to the continental US this time, in other words, I can't ship outside the US right now. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and tell me the funniest thing a child has ever said to you! I will pick a winner on Wednesday using