Saturday, December 31, 2011

~ Thank You, Dutch Style ~

Made a thank you card for the Managers from KLM who came to bring us lunch. Used Destinations for the windmill and oval background and embossed the body of the windmill with my cuttlebug. Used Wildcard for the "thanks" and Birthday Cakes for the flowers. VERY simple card to make.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

~ Christmas 2011 ~

I used the Christmas Cards Seasonal for this card. Added a little twine on the hat. Used the snowflake embossing folder and my Cuttlebug for the background. Easy.....just time consuming putting all the little pieces together.....for 85 cards!~

~ Birthday Card ~

I used the Summer in Paris cartridge to make the hot air balloons. I used my expression on the lowest speed with medium pressure to cut out the intricate parts. The houses were from the Jubilee cartridge and backed with a welded together (gypsy) white background.

Monday, November 28, 2011

~ Expression Cover ~

My Mother-in-law made me a cover for my Expression. It's all I wanted for my birthday, so I picked out the material, found a pattern online (see link), and handed her my sewing machine! :D

Friday, November 18, 2011

~ Thank You ~

My daughter was in the musical Bye Bye Birdie and wanted me to make her friends come cards. This is what I came up with. I used Gypsy Wanderings for the notes, Locker Talk for the theater mask, Songbird and Street Sign for the letters, and Songbird for the bird cage.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

~ All Occasion ~

I needed a quick Sympathy card. It can be used for really anything. I just ran the card through my Cuttlebug, added ribbon and flowers, and I was done. (Sorry the picture didn't turn out very good!)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

~ Happy Halloween ~

I used the web frame from Happy Hauntings and my gypsy to make the black card (just removed the inner web, reversed one side, and welded it together), then placed a white web over the card. Added the spider from Stretch Your Imagination and a saying on the front. It was that easy! NOT! Took me forever to make 10 cards, but it was fun~

Sunday, October 9, 2011

~ Just a Note ~

This card can be used for just about occasion. I used Pagoda for everything and a swirl cuttlebug embossing folder.

Friday, July 22, 2011

~ Happy Anniversary ~

Our 21st anniversary is next Thursday.  We're leaving for Kauai tomorrow, so I had to hurry and whip up a card to take with us.  Used Spring Holiday Cards Seasonal.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

~ Thank you Mom & Dad ~

My Mom & Dad bought me a laptop and I tried to find a cute way to thank them.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

~ Happy 19th ~

My son turned 19 today.  He lives and breathes xbox!  Now that he's home from college, he has to fight my husband for use of it. I think he'll get his way today~

 I used Father's Day Seasonal for the controller and Life's A Party for the shot up Happy Birthday~

Sunday, June 19, 2011

~ Father's Day ~

My dad is a carpenter, so this was perfect for him.  I used the Lite Handy Man Cartridge and the Father's Day Seasonal for the "Best Dad Ever"~
My husband LOVES to play his Xbox games.  He can always be found in the boy's room, the "man cave."
My Father-in-Law can always be found on his recliner watching TV.  Usually he's watching football, but in the off season, he'll watch anything.

Monday, June 13, 2011

~ Sweet 16 ~

My twins turned 16 today!!!~ I used Forever Young for most of this card.  My daughter is a girly-girl. With a little embossing and was a snap~

I used the Lite cartridge Dude for this card. My son loves to skateboard~

Monday, May 30, 2011

~ Graduation 2011 ~

I made 2 graduation cards using the respective school's colors.  I liked the "Congrats" from Beyond Birthdays the best. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

~ Blog Award ~

A big thank you to Patty at The Crafty Kitten for awarding me the Cricut-tastic Award!

Here are the rules for this award:
Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends.
You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

My 5 Cricut things~
1) I was given an Expression by a customer 2 years ago.
2) At first I only used it for the kids' projects.
3) When my cousin won hers at the scrapbook expo, we both started using them more.
4) I've lost count of the number of cartridges I've purchased!  (bought 9 last week alone!)
5) Last September, I bought a Gypsy and absolutely LOVE IT!~

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

~ Mother's Day ~

 My mother loves purple, so this is for her~

My Mother-in-law loves red, so this one's for her~
I used the same layout that I used for my Thank You card.

Monday, April 25, 2011

~ Sympathy ~

I had to make a Sympathy card for a friend who lost her father.  Not my favorite cards to make.  I used Create a Critter for the flower and Fabulous Finds for the oval.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

~ Easter 2011 ~

This is the Easter card I sent out this year.  I used the Spring Holiday Cards Seasonal cartridge for this one~

~ Blog Awards ~

I was given the Versatile Blogger Award and the Stylish Blogger Award. Thank you to Joann for these wonderful awards. For these awards you have to first thank the person who gave it to you.  Next you have to tell 7 things about yourself.  Then you pass it along to 15 other bloggers. So here it goes!

 7 things about me~
1. I'm obsessed with finding cricut cartridges at the lowest price possible~
2. I love to write~
3. I'm so very proud of my bratty kids~
4. I love to read~
5. I love love love to travel~
6. Cross-stitching and embroidering are relaxing~
7. I end almost all my sentences with a "~" when I type, but not when I write!~

The 15 Bloggers who I feel are deserving of this award are, in no particular order:
1. Trish
2. Bebyles
3. Sarah
4. Cat
5. KatieO
6. Elaine
7. Schell
8. Raven
9. Julie
10. Cheryl
11. Dorcas
12. Rhonda
13. Valerie
14. April
15. Francy

Saturday, April 16, 2011

~ Baby Card ~

My friend became a Grandma for the first time.  I borrowed another friend's New Arrival cartridge to make this card.  I loved the cart so much that I'm going to have to buy it now.  I also used Spring Holiday Cards Seasonal cart for the pink background.  I used the Cuttlebug Embossing folders Swiss Dots and Heart Blocks.  The ribbon was purchased in a scrapbook store in France.  That was so fun~  I made this for Ana, but am also submitting it to Scrappy Moms Stamps: Terrific Tuesday Challenge - New Arrival!~ ( first!)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

~ New Toys ~

Guess what came in the mail today? YAY!!!~

Okay.....not the Gypsy....I've already abused that!  The carts are next~ :D

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

~ Pre-Cricut Days ~

Here are some cards I made before I got my Expression and Gypsy.  Most of the stamps used were from Stampin' Up!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

~300 Follower Giveaway~

Quick post. Diana over at D.L Art is giving away a Joann's gift card when she reaches 300 followers. Head on over to her blog and check it out. Become a follower and leave comment to be entered for a chance to win.

Friday, April 8, 2011

~ Link Up The Love ~

Kristal from Getting Cricky is having a Link up Love party this week.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

~ Thank You ~

I didn't use my gypsy or cricut for this one.  I have to thank Lisa G from My Craft Empire for the much needed idea.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

~ Another Birthday ~

My friend had a birthday last week and failed to tell me!  I had to whip this one up!  The "friend" tag is on the inside.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Easter 2011

Make and Take at Robert's Crafts.  Used Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for grass.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day 2011

I wanted something simple and it doesn't get any simpler than this!  Straight and to the point~

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day 2011

I need to take another picture of this card so you can see the pink glitter paper.  I loved this card~

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Birthday Card 2011

Love this paper.  I made another version with plain paper and this works so much better.