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Thursday, January 27, 2011


I dusted off my Love Struck cartridge today and started my Valentine's Day cards. I used a sketch I found at Stamping 411.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I am still working on the scrapbook for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. With him around all the time, it's getting harder and harder to work on it and keep it a secret. This is only page 2 and I want to do at least 10.

I used a sketch from Creativescrappers. I also used my new Jolly Holiday Cartridge for all of the die cuts. Since I cut them on my imagine, I was able to color fill the images before I cut them out. I used the Mr. Frosty cartridge for the colors and patterns. Finally, I used Smiley Cards for the title.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Daddy's Little Girl

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I have decided to make a scrapbook for my boyfriend. Here is the first page.

I used Lyrical Letters, A Child's Year, Accent Essentials and Designer's Calendar.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Naughty but Nice

I was unable to go shopping on Black Friday this year due to having surgery right before Thanksgiving. I was so disappointed that I couldn't go to Walmart and get the Jolly Holidays cartridge. Of course, this was the only one to sell out at my store. Do you remember that darling boyfriend I keep mentioning? Well he bought me the cart for Christmas. Boy, I love that man.

Here is another card for my stash. I used Jolly Holidays, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, snowflake cuddle bug folder and a ribbon from Michaels.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Birthday To You

I have come to realize that my card stash is suffering big time. Today I made a birthday card to help stock it back up. I'm not in love with the image imagine cartridges. The images don't have enough layers for me but they are super cute. I got the ice cream sundae from the Yummy cart. I also used my Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My First Imagine Creation

For my first project, I made a thank you card for my wonderful boyfriend. I love that I can use the imagine with all of my original cricut cartridges. I only used white card stock for this project minus the card base. I was able to color fill each layer of my cuts before I cut them out. I was also able to use the rbg codes to match the stampin' up colors that I love. Now I can still use the discontinued colors!! Life is good.


Monday, January 17, 2011

A moment of silence please.

My cricut expression has officially died. This is why I have suddenly stopped posting again. I finally wore it out and of course, it is no longer under warranty. I told the kids that we were going to have a funeral for it and bury it in the backyard. They were not willing to dig a hole in the snow covered, frozen ground for me. Brats. Lol.

My darling boyfriend surprised me by ordering me a new cricut. I was so excited and thankful. I was even more surprised when I saw what was delivered...


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas Card Display

I love receiving handmade Christmas cards. While I display all of my Christmas cards during the Christmas season, I have decided to display my handmade cards longer. They now hang in my living room and I have included pictures of the families who sent them to me.

The top card is from my friend Katie (she is only 13), the photo card is from my sister-in-law and her lovely family and the bottom card is from my dear friend Liz. If you lift open her card, you can see the photo of her family.

The top card it from my dear friend Kate. It made it all of the way from Canada!! The bottom card is from my dear friend Jenny. She is the one responsible for my stampin up addiction. The photos of their families are with the cards.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Merry Christmas

We spent Christmas Eve at my mom's house. It was a wild time. The boys got nerf guns. Need I say more?


Monday, January 3, 2011

A special card

This is a very special Christmas card. Last winter, I went to a girlfriend's house once a week to teach her to scrapbook. I worked with her and her teenage daughter to help them to make a scrapbook for a family member. They loved my cricut so much that they asked Santa to bring them one for Christmas. This is the card that Katie sent me this year. Isn't it beautiful? She is only 13 and very creative. I'm so proud of her.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

My New Craft Space

I have a new scrapping space! I used to scrap in my bedroom. I have recently emptied out the office and turned it into my scrapping room. The space isn't very big but it is all mine. It opens into the living room with a 6 foot wide doorway. This is great because it allows me to scrap but remain active in what the boys are doing. It is also seen at all times so it will force me to keep my space clean.

This is a shot of my desk area.

Another desk shot.

This is a shot of my jet max cubes that are located behind my desk. I also keep my stampin up cardstock, ink, punches and big shot here. I'm hoping that keeping my big shot out in the open will remind me to use it more.

Close up of the top of the cubes.

The remainder of my jet max cubes and my office desk.

My sewing table with my wall organizer.