Friday, May 8, 2009

You Did It!

A card I made just for fun. I saw this cut on the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge and knew I had to try it. It's so adorable! details
card base: Hello Kitty @ 5" on card feature
you did it!: Don Juan @ 2"
stickles, glossy accents

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bee Happy

Saturday, April 25, 2009

my 1st shape card!

This is my very first shape card! I always thought I needed DS in order to make a shape card... but I folded a small portion of the back of the card and glued it to the front. TA DA! A shape card! This is for my nephew's 2nd birthday!

elmo - 4" shadowed and pop-dotted twice
2 - Mickey Font @ 5.25" and shadowed
final size: 4.25 x 5.5

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hello Kitty card

My first hello kitty cut! I made this card for my niece's 11th bday. It is a very belated birthday card! She LOVES hello kitty. She is basically the reason I bought HK cart!

Hello Kitty - cut @ 3.25" and pop-dotted
Happy Birthday - Wild Card cut at 2" Real Dial Size
cardstock - Bazzil
glitter - stickles
final size: 4.25 x 5.5

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Luau - Don Juan @ 2.25" under pressure
@ wailea marriot - Don Juan @ 1.75"
embellishments - Jolees and Island Scrapbooking

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

leaving on a jet plane

This is a LO I have been wanting to do for a while. It is of our 1st trip to Hawaii in Dec 2006.
chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp & Doodlebug
SU scallop punch

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Team Challenge

This month's challenge on the cricut messageboard was to create a card or a LO with a tag cut out from any cartridge. Since I am so far behind in LOs, I choose to do a LO of my baby's first time playing in the snow.

circle: George @ 9" silhouette
tag: plantin schoolbook
snowflake: heidi swapp
much & fun: heidi swapp/doodlebug chipboard

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blog Candy Giveaway

SweetArts Paperie is giving away some blog candy! Beautiful Paper, Ribbon, Buttons, RubOns. Just click here to enter:

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Creating Keepsakes Convention

I went to the CK convention today. I had so much fun and spent way too much! LoL. My favorite purchase is Technique Tuesday's Technique Tiles. They look like they'll be fun and add so much depth & dimension to my LOs. I'm not quite sure how to use them, though. I wish I had been able to take some of the classes, but there's always next year!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Splish Splash

Here is a LO I started and finished yesterday morning. The sketch is once again from okieladybug's motivation challenge. Here is the sketch for 02/28's challenge:

I used this sketch for my dog's album. With a subject as cute & beautiful as my baby girl, I knew I couldn't go wrong. Here is my LO of my baby girl's first bath:

"splish splash" = AMU @ 1"
bath tub = new arrivals @ 2.25"
paper = DCWV Citrus
glossy accents, threading water punch, chipboard

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Monogram LO

So I have decided to start doing layouts again and catch up on my albums. I think I'm only ~3 years behind!! LoL! Layouts scare me and I have a hard time figuring out where to place things & making it pretty with embellishments.

Well, lucky for me a wonderful person on the cricut messageboard named okieladybug has been posting bi-weekly motivation challenges that contains sketches for layouts. Could that be anymore perfect for a creatively-challenged person like myself?! Here is the sketch for 02/18's Challenge:

At first I wasn't too excited about this sketch, but after seeing everyone else's creations it inspired me. I found the perfect picture for this. It was taken January 2008 at Sears when we were doing a family portrait. It is of me and my boyfriend. Here is my LO:

B, D - Storybook Font @ 2.75"
& - Storybook Font @ 3"

Friday, February 27, 2009

February Team Challenge

Over on the cricut messageboard we have a monthly team challenge going on. This month I was a part of Team 2: Scrap Happy. February's challenge was to create a card or a layout with 2 cuts. The cuts must be a heart from any cart and the word love from any cart. I choose to do a card because layouts scare me! LoL. Here is my submission:

hearts - george
love - jasmine
heart sticker - k&co
patterned paper - k&co vday mat stack

valentine's day goodie bags & tags

alright... i've been so bad at keeping up on this blog! i have been scrapping, i promise! time to play catch up!

earlier this month, i made valentine's day goodie bags & tags to send to my family. 11 bags & tags in total. each tag was different and unique. i used a variety of carts, cuttlebug, heat embossing, stamps, stickers, ribbons, chipboard and other embellishments. All of the patterned paper is k&co vday mat stack.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine's Day Puppy

Hello! Can you believe it's the end of January already! Time to start preparing for Valentine's day! Earlier this week, one of my coworkers asked me to make a vday card for her to give to her daughter (6 yrs old). She likes dogs, so a card with a puppy would be great. Here is what I came up with.

puppy - paper pups @ 3.5", shadowed & pop-dotted
heart - george @ 3" silouhette
LOVE - Heidi Swapp chipboard letters
border - MS lace heart punch

Also, I made my 2000th post on the cricut messageboard. I joined the board on May 10, 2008... that's a lot of chatting in 8.5 months! LoL!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Valentine's day Tags

Here is my take on the challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot ( Challenge #14 is a Valentine's day color challenge... make something for valentine's day but without any pink or red! Such a fun challenge. For this I used the Heartblock embossing folder. Also, I bought the Singer Pixie sewing machine and this was my first sewing project!
Tag - Shipping Tags from Office supply store
patterned paper - DCWV All Dressed Up Stack
WILD - Mickey Font cut @ 3/4"
U - Mickey Font cut @ 1"
Zebra - Zooballoo cut @ 3" and pop dotted once.
arrow - Accent Essentials cut @ 3/4"
about - computer generated
ribbon - from Michael's

Sunday, January 11, 2009

birthday stairstep card

This is the birthday card I made for my dad.
Instructions for stairstep card can be found on the splitcoaststampers website:

happy birthday - Doodletype @ 2"
cake,balloons,present - SYI @ 2.5"
61 - Alphalicious @ 2.5"
everything was shadowed with dark brown cardstock

final size
3.5"H x 6"W