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!


Jungle - Kids Bday... CCC #89

A new challenge has been posted on the Cricut Cardz Challenge site. This week the challenge is to create a child's birtday card using something you'd see in the jungle. You may use any cartridge and any colors that you like.

I kept it pretty simple this week. I used the lion from the Cricut Life's a Party Cartridge, the grass is from Plantin Schoolbook and the balloon came from George. I think the lion cut is so cute.

Don't forget to stop by the CCC site and see the other inspirations. Feel free to join in, we'd love to see your take on this challenge.



Goody Gumballs....The Cutting Cafe

It's time for another week of Inspiration at The Cutting Cafe. This week we were asked to do a project related to one of the gumball sets. It's probably no surprise that I chose the GUMBALL SHAPED CARD. I think this is such a fun cutting file. As an added bonus, the matching envelope template/file comes with the shaped card file!!!! That's certainly a plus for me because I love to to make envelopes to match my cards. I manipulated the file just a little to make the envelope have a window. I wanted the colors of the gumball machine to show. That's the good part about The Cutting Cafe files. Because Regina has done the hard work, you can add minor changes (like a window) easily. Or you can leave it as is... You're in control!

Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe Blog and check out all of the other gumball creations! I'm sure you'll be inspired.



Silhouettes... Design Team Call... Cutting Cafe

Here's a quick and simple Thinking of You card that I made using a set from The Cutting Cafe called "Fun With Silhouettes". This set comes with 66 images so there's lots to choose from. I chose this vase and leaves and added some bling for flowers. Printable stamps make card making easy breezy!

If you think you'd like to work with Regina's amazing designs, then I encourage you to try out for her design team. There's a design team call until August 15th, 2011. Trying out is easy. Just email Regina with the reason you'd like to be on the team and send a link to your blog or gallery!!!! Read the DESIGN TEAM CALL POST for details.



Heartfelt Thanks... CCC #87

It's all about hearts this week @ The Cricut Cardz site. This week the challenge was to create a Thank You card using hearts! The only stipulation is there can be no pink and no red. Come on and join us. We can't wait to see what your projects.

For my card, I used the following cartridges:

Card Base and Looped Layer - Elegant Edges
Heart - Plantin SchoolBook

Your turn!