So glad you chose to stop by!

I hope to use this blog to share some of my handmade cards as well as some of my scrapbook pages and maybe a few pics here and there that may or may not make it to a scrapbook page.

Scrapping for me is simply a fun hobby that I don't do often enough. More often than not, I'm a collector of all things scrap... i.e. tools, paper, embellishments...

Now to become motivated... Maybe this blog is just the way to do it...

Enjoy and come back SOON!


It's YOUR Day... The Cutting Cafe

I wanted to make a fun birthday card so I started browsing through my Cutting Cafe files... I thought this Ribbon Banner Shaped card would make a fun card base. The Ribbon Card comes with sentiments as well... The "It's Your Day" sentiment used on this card is just one of many that are part of the set.

I added a fun shaped cake and a funky flower and it is done. I hope the recipient enjoys this card.

BTW... Please forgive the photo... I tried removing the shadows with some photo editing software, but apparently I've no clue what I'm doing...



Hot Air Balloon Card... The Cutting Cafe

When Regina (owner of the Cutting Cafe) sent the design team the cutting file for this shaped card, I knew that it was only a matter of time before I used it. That's because it's hard for me to resist creating a shaped card! I just love them.

You can find the Hot Air Balloon cutting file and template HERE. As a matter of fact, if balloons, kites, clouds, and the sentiments that go along with them interest you, then check out the Up Up in the Sky Printable Stamp Set...



MOM... CCC #71

This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge is to create a Mother's Day card using any cartridges and any colors that you like.

This card uses the Elegant Edges and Accent Essentials cartridges. Detauls are below... But for now, show us what you've got. Join in at CCC. We'll be checking out your creations...

Card Details

Elegant Edges
Card Base - (Eyelet2) cut @ 5.0 (h)
Card Layer - (Circles) cut @ 3.0 (h)

Accent Essentials
Flowers - (Acct4s) 4 cut at 2.5, 2.25, 2.0 & 1.75 (h) then distressed w/ water and glimmer mist


Elisha Jean... The Cutting Cafe

Meet Elisha Jean, one of the latest images from The Cutting Cafe. I am by no means a colored pencil / Copic user, but little Elisha made me want to explore a bit. Yep, shading, coloring, or even tinting without the aid of some software is untried territory for me. So please be patient..., I'm trying something new here (talking more to myself than to you...lol).

The Elisha set comes with a couple of friends, Ruby J and Mikala Ann. You can check 'em out HERE.


WINNER... Easter Blog Hop Blog Candy...

First, I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving comments during the Easter Blog Hop! Great fun for all! Random.org has chosen our WINNER!!! The winner of the I-Rock Heating Tool and Glam Rocks is comment #4, Terri.

Terri said... I love the stitching around the card. It really makes the card pop.

Terri, contact me within 3 days with your snail mail so I can send your prize. If there is no response by the 3 day period, I will choose another winner via random.org. Thanks again everyone!!

04/13/2011 - ETA... Winner #1 did not contact me. Random.org has chosen #17, chatterscene.com. Chatterscene.com said... I just love your project:) So glad I came across your blog.

I've attempted to contact Chatterscene via email... Thanks again everyone for participating.


CCC Easter Blog Hop + BLOG CANDY!!!

Welcome to CCC's 2 day blog hop!!! If you arrived from Corri's Blog then you're moving in the right direction.

Now let's have some fun!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in a drawing to win my blog candy (scroll down). Please leave ONE comment per person...

Before we get to the blog candy, I want you to know that your next stop on this journey will be Theresa's blog. You don't want to miss out on any of the goodies so if you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, you can do so by going HERE. Have fun...

BLOG CANDY - I-Rock Heat Tool + 1 pkg of I-Rock Glam Rocks

I have this tool and use it on almost every project. You can see I used it a lot on this project. Hope YOU will like it as much as I do. On Friday, April 8, 2011, I will use random.org to choose the winner so don't forget to leave a comment and an email address so I can notify you if you're the winner!!!

Enjoy your day...

Card Details
Card Base - (Eastrb - shadow) 2 cut @ 5.34 (h) welded
Card Layer - (Easterb) cut @ 5.34 (h)
Eggs - (s - Easterb) cut @ 3.25 (h)

Gypsy Wanderings

Grass - (s - Rabbit) cut at 1.33 (h) and cut length to fit basket

Straight from the Nest
Butterflies (Phrase - Butrfly2) cut @ 3.10