Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scrapfest 2010

Here I am chatting with some circlets!

And here I am with my super great friend Kim and another super great friend and SIL, Mary

Thank you goodies

I made several of these goodie bags to thank some friends for helping my niece with her job search.  I used stampin up card stock for the orange and the yellow/gold was white paper sprayed with glimmer  mist.  After it dried  I used the cricut markers to write Thank you using the cricut Storybook cartridge.  I cut to size and used fiskars boarder punch Lacy Days of Summer and assembled over the zip style baggie.  Added some ribbon I bought from Stampin Up and gave away to gifts!  My friends loved it.

Interesting blog

I am a follower to many blogs (mostly scrap booking related) and whenever I have a couple minutes in the morning (while sipping my daily cup of coffee) I like to take a look at a few.  I have been a follower of Cutting Above about for a few weeks now I really enjoy the variety, a break from just scrappin' things.  She has posted about food, fashion and today it's stamps - Robyn (MPS) stamps to be specific.  And there is a give away so I'd thought to share the info with you!  Just click here to take a look at Maggie L's blog.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 blog hop

I've been busy with the first week of school and finally have a chance to check up on favorite blogs.  Pink Cricut is the first stop of a blog hop honoring heros and of course I have to hop along!  I am inspired by the first project and hopefully after I peel myself away from the computer I can scrap some of Bob's army pictures!  But for now, join me hopping the blog hop starting here!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Menard's Cricut Cartridge haul!

Really, I bought three cartridges for my cricut at Menards!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

MPS event layout

This was a fun layout to do, especially because all the papers are scraps!  The green floral was actually white card stock, the kind that comes in the page protectors when you purchase a photo album.  I used a 12 x 12 template by Crafter's Workshop as a resist and misted the whole sheet with Maya Mists, emerald green.  The rest of the papers, black, light pink, dark pink and white (pleated boarder on bottom of top right pic.) were all scrap papers a good friend of mine gave me.  The papers are remnants she was gifted and shared with me, so I have no idea of the manufacture.  Both border punches used are from Fiskars; Lacy Days of Summer and All a Fleur.    The cricut was used to cut the embellishments: the butterfly embellishment was from Indie Art cartridge and the large flower is from French Manor cartridge. The flower's pink background/shadow was the tag feature, shift for the layer and cut at 4 inches.  The green top layer of the flower was cut at 3.5 inches with the tag feature.  The green paper was created with the Maya Mists on white paper.  The green tag behind the flower pulls out and on the back I listed the names of the Cricut Circlets in the photograph.  The ribbon on the tag is from Target's dollar spot.  The trail of the butterfly was made using my i-rock and glam rocks.  The bottom white paper with the group photo was made by pleating a long strip of paper with just random folds.  The large layout photo doesn't show the texture that the pleating adds to the page but you can see it with the up close photo of the butterfly.

Weekend Fun

I had so much fun on Saturday attending the My Pink Stamper class.  We created a "Ghouls Night Out" card and a Christmas tag.  The class was held at Crafts Direct in Waite Park and the store is also celebrating it's 20th Anniversary, so lots a great sales!  CD even had the pink ATG gun and with a coupon I just couldn't pass it up!  I wanted to take pictures of the crafty day but I forgot my camera.  I was so mad at myself because I usually carry my camera in my purse but my oldest DS borrowed it in the morning and it wasn't sitting on the table (so I'd remember it!) and off I went for crafting adventures without it.  Luckily another circlet had her camera and snapped a picture of all the circlets at the MPS class with Robin and it was posted right away.  The lovely Kristine at CD took photos also so I look forward to receive those and maybe switching one of the pics in the layout I did today of the event.  It was wonderful to meet Robin, she is such a lovely and genuine person.  After the class when I was leaving the store (had to do some quick browsing) Robin was walking by and she recognized me and said hello!  I was thrilled to introduce DD, Emily to Robin. because Em kept listening to me talk about the class (I was just a little bit excited! lol) Em was so sweet in sharing that she liked to do beading so she was happy to shop around while I was in the class.  I think Emily was laughing at her mom and the excitement I had for the day!


Recently I won the i-rock tool from Imaginisce.  I love it!  I have used it a bit here and there but had a project planned since last weekend when I found some canvas shoes on clearance at JCPenney's.  I bought two pair, one for me and one for DD, Emily.  I knew she would want to bling out her shoes!  so last night we spent some time rockin' into the night (sorry the 38 Special song has been stuck on my brain all day because we used the i-rock last night!).  The night got late so we finished the project today and here are the beauties!

Cricut Circle

Yippee!  My first circle package with a cart arrived on Thursday.  I was so busy with school preperations that I didn't have lots of time to play and post.  Here's a picture of the goodies inside.
And the first thing I made was a 3 by 3 inch calling card to trade with other circlets at different events.  I used the card feature on the French Manor cart and with  my gypsy sized it so just the fleur de lis with the frame was a three inch square.  I cut the image out of pink glitter paper by colorbok.  The green base was white glossy paper scraps that I sprayed with Maya Mist color emerald metalic.  After spraying the paper I blotted it with a paper towel to give it the marbled look.  I printed from the computer my info (name, email, address) and cut a 3 by 3 square around the info and glued the  paper to the back.  I made several cards and had them ready for the My Pink Stamper class in Waite Park on Saturday.  I am glad I had at least 6 cards made because I met some circlets at the class!