Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Treat Bags

Tomorrow is my daughter's Christmas party at school, so I thought it would be fun if I sent some treat bags for her classmates. I was in a hurry (because I'm a HUGE procrastinator, and waited until today to make them...lol!) so I didn't embellish them as much as I would have liked, but they still are cute!
This was a super easy project to make, which is good because I needed a lot of them! I started with some 4x6 treat bags that I picked up at Michael's and filled them with 5 Hershey Kisses and 2 mini candy canes (plenty of sugar for a 4 year old!). While I was filling the bags, I had my Cricut cutting the toppers and oval labels. Both cuts are from Art Philosophy. The topper is <Square4> cut at 4 inches. I love the paper I used...it is an 8.5x11" stack from Hobby Lobby called Christmas Basics - such pretty patterns! I could get 4 topper cuts on each sheet, so I used several designs from the stack. I scored each topper in the center to make them easier to fold over and get them straight. The ovals are <Oval1> cut at 1.5 inches. I stamped "Merry Christmas" with a Studio G stamp I found in the dollar bin at Wal-Mart. Then all that was left was the assembly. I folded the tops of the treat bags over (these were the twist tie kind, not the ziplocks) and then folded a topper over that and stapled it on. I used my atg to attach the ovals so it would cover up the staples. Easy peasy!

I hope you liked today's project! I'm linking this up on Exploring Cricut's "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Baby, It's Cold Outside Card

Happy Friday! Today I have a super cute card using one of my favorite cartridges...Doodlecharms! Isn't the snowman adorable?!?!

I absolutely *love* how this card turned out! I decided to experiment with some non-traditional Christmas card colors because I bought a 6x6 stack of fun Christmas paper that had this sheet of brown with multi color snowflakes on it. I thought it was cute but I had no idea what I could use it for, so I challenged myself to use it on a card. I started with a blank brown card, then layered a ice blue cardstock and then the brown snowflake paper with a white ribbon wrapped around both layers. I cut the snowman and shadow from the Doodlecharms cartridge at 3.25" and assembled all the layers. I added some blue rhinestone bling for his buttons and put him on an action wobble. I hand cut the 'flag' piece and stamped 'baby it's cold outside' (from Pink by Design Christmas Wishes set) in chocolate brown ink. I also inked the edges then added some faux stitching with a white gel pen on the blue layer and on the flag. The flag piece is attached with pop dots to give some dimension.

I hope you like today's card! I'm linking this up on Exploring Cricut's Christmas Card Challenge. Have a good weekend everybody!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

JOY Christmas Cards

I had a dear friend ask me to make her some simple Christmas cards with snowflakes on them, so here's what I came up with:
These cards give the illusion of a lot of detail work with all those snowflakes in the background (so says my hubby), but they are very easy! I used blue cardstock with white core and embossed it with a snowflake folder in my Cuttlebug. I could have left it like it was, but I decided to raid my hubby's workshop to "borrow" one of his sanding blocks. I like the sanded look so much that he may not get his sanding block back now! Then I tied some pretty silver shimmery ribbon to the front and attached this to a plain white card base (from those jumbo packs at Hobby Lobby...buy them when they have The Paper Studio items half price, and stock up!!!). I cut the J and the Y from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge at 3.5" and the snowflake O is from Create a Critter 2 cut at 3.5". I glued all the letters on and placed a blue jewel in the center of the snowflake for a finishing touch. I stamped the inside with a Pink By Design stamp from the Christmas Wishes set that says, "Wishing you sparkle, Wishing you cheer, For a bright Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".  My friend liked the sample, so I made her 24 more. :-)

I'm linking this project up on Hiding In My Craft Room's Blue Christmas Challenge and on Exploring Cricut's Christmas Card Challenge.

Another Christmas card project with be posted tomorrow, be sure to stop by and check it out!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Family Layout

I made this 12x12 "Family" layout for a design contest in a facebook group I'm in. I didn't win the contest, but that's ok! I now have an awesome layout to place a couple of my favorite pics of my family on. My hubby is building me a shadow box for this, so I can add a few more keepsakes in addition to the picturess and hang it on the wall. Here's a photo of the layout:

I'm hoping this picture is clear...my memory card on my digital camera is full so I took this photo with my cell phone. I found some awesome Spare Parts flowers by The Paper Studio on clearance at Hobby Lobby and couldn't pass them up! I loved the color combination, so I looked for some paper to coordinate and found this patterened paper by MME that matched perfectly. I cuta little less than half of the pattern paper and attached it to a solid piece of teal cardstock.  I had a tan scrap of cardstock that I used a Martha Stewart scalloped punch to cut each side to make a border and glued to the cardstock. Then I cut a 3x3 and 4x6 photo mat to put our pics on and arranged the flowers around them. I added some champagne Recollections bling trim to the border piece for a finishing touch. I used the Lacy Labels Lite cartridge to cut the "family" sentiment and label piece. All coordinating layers were cut at 3.5".

I can't wait until my shadowbox is finished! His honey-do list is getting longer these days, but I'll post a photo of the completed box once he makes it. :-)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fall Bulletin Board

I'm back! Wow it has been a long month or so! Sickness has went through my house, not once but twice! It seems that since my daughter has started school, she catches everything...and then brings it home to share with mommy and daddy! I have made a few projects since my last post so I will be uploading pics of those projects today and tomorrow. Here's a project I completed a while back and never got around to posting.

I get to decorate a bulletin board at my church for our children's ministry. I needed a fall theme, so I thought an owl perched in a tree would be a cute start. The owl/branch and the leaves were cut from one of my favorite carts - Create a Critter! The owl was cut at 4.25". I gave him googly eyes, which I love! He is so cute! The leaves were cut in various colors ranging in size from 2" up to 3" and arranged as though they are falling from the tree. The smaller tree in the background is from the Bloom Lite cart at 6.5". I cut the letters with the Birthday Bash cartridge at 3", and the Bible was made from the book cut on the My Community cartridge at 5.75". I handwrote the Bible verse on the book and glued a satin ribbon down the middle of the book to make it look more like a Bible. I handmade the clouds, because at the time I didn't have a cartridge that had a cloud cut on it. The sun is a little wooden pre-painted cut that I already had on hand.

Stay tuned for more projects!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas Banner

I was in a Christmasy mood today, so I decided to make a Christmas banner. I am entering this banner in a Facebook group challenge and Hiding In My Craftroom Challenge #65 Freestyle.  I bought an awesome stack of Christmas paper that I've been looking for an excuse to use, and this was it!  The stack is from Hobby Lobby, called Christmas Basics (8.5x11). Here's my banner:

Sorry about the dark picture. I really need a newer camera! Maybe Santa will bring me one for Christmas. ;-) I used Pretty Pennants to cut <Banner3> and <BnrTop3> at 6". I handmade the rosettes. I cut strips of paper 1.5" wide by 11" long and used my Martha Stewart scoreboard to score at every quarter inch, folded, glued the ends together then pressed down in the middle to flatten the paper down to a base piece of paper with some hot glue on it. I cut the JOY letters & shadow using the Mickey Font cartridge at 2".  After I adhered the pieces together, I used a hole puncher to make the holes for the ribbon to run through (because Pretty Pennants does not cut the holes for you...found that out today! lol). I cut a piece of white ribbon approximately 24" long and threaded through the holes. I finished the banner with a red rhinestone jewel in the center of the O. I had to cover up the hot glue in the center of my rosette from where I assembled it! Here's a close up:

Hope you enjoyed this project!

Thinking of You Card

Here's a simple Thinking of You card that I made for a FB craft group challenge and the Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #65 Freestyle! And for whatever reason, my photo does not show the whole card (though the actual photo on my computer is fine)...both edges are cut off on this uploaded image! Wierd, huh? My blog is trying to give me a hard time I suppose! lol

I used a white card base and covered it with 2 different patterns of DCWV's paper from The Mini Stack (6x6). I added a strip of white ribbon, then cut 3 flowers from the Flower Shoppe cartridge at 2", 1.5", and 1", inked the edges with dark purple ink and layered my flowers. I added a flatback pearl to the center of the flower and attached it to the card. I placed 3 lavender rhinestones in the corner of the card, and finished with a "Thinking of You" stamped sentiment in green ink. I'm not totally happy with how that turned out...the ink looked a lot darker that it stamped so you really have to look at the card to see the sentiment. I left the inside of the card blank so a personal message could be written.

This card was really simple to put together. It probably only took 20 minutes start to finish!
Have a great crafting day!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Halloween Mini Album

Happy Friday y'all! Hope everyone is ready for the weekend, I know I am! To kick off my weekend, I've decided to update my blog a little and add this Halloween project I completed this week. This was the first chipboard mini album I have ever completed, and I think it turned out really well (if I do say so myself!). I think what I like best about it is the papers...the paper is from an 8.5x11 stack called Trick or Treat by The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby). The paper patterns are so bright & fun, and they coordinate beautifully! I started with a blank chipboard mini from Michael's from the $1.50 bin and after working some crafty magic, here's the finished product:

Above is the cover. The Happy Halloween title was cut using the Cricut Lite cartridge Celebrate With Flourish (and I cannot remember what size I cut it at...sorry!). I handmade the rosettes using my MS Score Board. I inked the edges of each with black ink and added black bling and a pumpkin brad as the centers. The green chipboard flourishes came from Joann's dollar bin. They are glittered, but that didn't really show up well in the pic. On the binder ring I tied a variety of Halloween colored ribbons. And when you open the book up:

Pages 2 and 3 have mats for photos and have been embellished with dimensional stickers, purple bling, and some ribbon. Turn the page:

Pages 4 and 5 also have photo mats, decorative candy embellishments, chipboard components, and orange bling. Next pages:

Page 6 has mats for 2 wallet size photos. Page 7 may just be my favorite! I used Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More to cut 2 tag pockets and filled each pocket with 3 assorted tags also from TBBM (again, I can't remember the sizes...I should start writing this stuff down!). I stamped 2 of the tags to journal on, and the remaining 4 tags can be used for additional photo mats, more journaling, mounting keepsakes to, or any other thing you can think of! The left pocket has rhinestone spider and his web (very sparkly in person!) and I added the cutest little googly eye owl embellishment to the right pocket. And the back cover:

I love this pumpkin paper! I just so happen to have one pumpkin dimensional sticker left, so I added it to the back with some orange bling on each side.

Now all that's left to do is take lots of pictures of my daughter (aka Tinkerbell!) at Halloween and fill this album full of memories!

I'm entering this project in Hiding In My Craft Room's challenge #64 - Halloween!. Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Another altered frame...

I have really enjoyed learning to make these frames. They are so inexpensive to make and the options to customize them really are endless. They make great gifts, and with Christmas around the corner, I think I need to be making some more of these for family and friends! Here's my most recent frame project:

The picture really does not do this paper justice - bad lighting+camera on phone=not great picture! The colors are so vibrant in person. The paper is from a Melody Ross stack that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby - I love a bargain! I painted the edges & back of the frame a bright yellow to bring out that pop of yellow in the paper. I Mod Podged the paper to the frame and added some paper flowers (that I found in the dollar bin at Michael's) to the bottom corner to add a finishing touch.

Birthday Card!

I made this quick birthday card for my daughter's friend's birthday. I realized the morning of the party I forgot a card so I had to make one pretty fast. To be so rushed, I think it turned out well! Here's the finished card:

I used a brown card base, and all the rest of the papers were scraps! I love it when I am able to find uses for all those little pieces of paper! I cut the cupcake and its layers using the Birthday Bash cartridge - page 58 <Cupcake> at 3.5 inches. I cut the happy birthday sentiment also on the Birthday Bash cartridge - Page 69 <phrase-s> at 2.25 inches. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss a strip of pink paper with the swiss dots folder and added ribbon for a little extra something. After I attached the striped paper and the embossed strip, I attached the cupcake with some pop dots so it really stands out from the card! I also made a mat for the sentiment and attached that with pop dots. I used stickles to add sparkle to the sprinkles and the sentiment.

I think the birthday girl really liked her handmade card! I hope you all like it too!

VBS Follow Up Cards

After another long break from blogging, I'm back! I've still been crafting, but have not had time to post any of the projects I've made until now. Busy, busy, busy!

Our church had Vacation Bible School over the summer and our theme was Amazing Wonders Aviation. We had 6 fun filled nights learning about God's amazing power. All the kids had a blast! There were lots of kids that participated in our VBS that did not regularly attend church, so I was asked to make 80 follow up cards that went with our theme to invite the children and their families back to our church. I kept it pretty simple since I had to make so many. Here's what I came up with:

I used the Cricut Lite cartridge B is For Boy to cut the airplane. Each plane was cut at 3.25 inches, in assorted colors (all with a blue base though), and the coordinating layers were added.  I purchased two boxes of assorted color card bases with envelopes from Hobby Lobby for this project....that saved a ton of time since I didn't have to cut cards/envelopes with the Cricut! I used my paper trimmer to cut 12x12 pieces of cloud paper into fourths and applied to my card base. Attached the plane on top of that and sketched some doodle lines to make the plane look like it is flying. I used my printer to print out the 80 "Thanks for coming to VBS!" sentiments, and attached one in the bottom corner of each card. The inside of the card had our church meeting times and a space for each VBS teacher to write a note to their student.

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Friends" Altered Frame

Hello all my crafty friends! Sorry I've been absent from the blogging world for a while - it has been CRAZY busy around here! My daughter turned 4 so I was in party planning mode for a few weeks, we have some remodeling going on at our house, plus all the other hectic stuff that goes on here has kept craft time to a minimum. But I finally got around to making this altered frame, and it took longer than I planned because I had to redo it. I watched a few YouTube videos about making these and thought it would be a piece of cake...not so much! lol It looked easier on the videos than it was (at least for me anyway)! The first one I covered with paper, and I got my fingers stuck on the paper (thank you, Modge Podge!) which made some of the paper rip off so I had to start over. This is a photo of my second attempt, which I think turned out well!
The frame is a $1 unfinished wood frame from Michael's. I painted the edges of the frame and also the center area edges pink. I traced the frame shape onto my plaid paper, then cut it out using a craft knife. Using a sponge brush, I painted a thick layer of matte Modge Podge on the frame, then put my paper on it. If you try this project, make sure you rub your hands on the paper to smooth out any bubbles! The Modge Podge took about 25 minutes to dry, then I applied a coat of Modge Podge to the top of the paper. After it dried, I inked the edges of my frame with hot pink Studio G ink and glued on the "Friends" wooden embellishment (also from Michael's, $0.59). Then I cut the flower borders with my Cricut using the Bloom Lite cartridge. The image is called <Flwr8>. I cut one border and all corresponding layers at 3 inches, and the other was cut at 4.5 inches. I used pop dots to give them a little more dimension so they would stand out from the frame. Here's a side view:
I hope you have enjoyed today's project. Now that I've made this frame, I know there will be more in my future! I'm entering this project in Hiding In My Craft Room's Challenge #46 Do Over! and also linking it up on Melody Lane Designs: Show Me Your Cricut Craft. Have a great day everyone!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thinking of You Card

Today I have made a Thinking of You card for a fellow scrapper's sister, who is in the hospital and needs some cheering up. She asked for prayers for her sister first and foremost, and also asked if any of her Cricut crafting friends would like to make a card for her sister and share some words of encouragement to help lift her spirits. The Lord has truly blessed me in so many ways, so I took this opportunity to pay it forward to someone else who needs some joy in their life. :-)

Now on to the card...I picked up a fabulous Melody Ross printed paper stack at Hobby Lobby on clearance a few weeks ago and thought the bright colors were perfect for this project. I combined the MR printed paper with some solid color textured cardstock from The Paper Studio (also from Hobby Lobby). Here's a photo of my finished card:
The colors in the picture aren't exactly what they look like in person...it is more of a teal & yellow, instead of the cobalt/yellow it looks like here. I don't know if you can tell or not, but the teal color of the MR pattern paper is foil! Love that!

I used the Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge for the card (page 26 <Pickle> at 6.75 inches) and the layer (page 26 <Pickle-s>). I cut an envelope (not pictured) from page 66 <Peach> at 6.75 inches. The teal frame was cut from page 52 <Flowr2-s> at 3.5 inches, and another of this same cut at 3.00 inches, then layered them together. I used the Wild Card Cricut cartridge to cut the "thinking of you" phrase from page 54 <Thinking> at 4.5 inches. I used my paper trimmer to cut the yellow strip of paper to fit across the patterned layer and then embossed it with my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Here's a close up of the detail (you can see the shine of the foil in this pic):
I hope you enjoyed this project. I think this is my favorite card that I've made so far. :-)
Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Gypsy Accessories are here!

My Gypsy accessories arrived today! Now if my Gypsy would get here, I'd be set! lol Isn't it funny how the things you order from one company ship so much faster than others? I ordered my Cherry Blossom sleeve and car charger 3 days after I ordered my Gypsy, and the accessories arrived before the Gypsy! lol

I hope those of you that don't have a Gypsy got to take advantage of the incredible deal on joann.com over the weekend...they were selling G's for $79.98! Great deal! Unfortunately they are sold out now. I can't wait until mine gets here!

Embellished Treat Box

Today was my first attempt at making both a treat box and dimensional flowers with my Cricut. Overall I think my project turned out well! And an added bonus, on this project I got to combine two things I love: beading and papercrafting! Here's a picture of my finished project (the beaded handle is sooooo cute!):

I started by cutting a party favor box from the Sweet Treats cartridge (page 59 in the booklet) at 2.5" using purple Colorbok cardstock. The box was not as difficult to fold & assemble as I thought it would be! Thank goodness!  Then I cut some flowers from the Flower Shoppe cartridge (page 14 of the booklet...<Heart2> and <Heart4>) starting at 2.5" and for each layer decreasing the size .25" with every cut. I used lots of layers to make the flower look full. I alternated patterns with a lilac cardstock and pink/purple printed paper. I cut 2 leaves (page 22 <Ruffle5>) at 2". After I assembled my box I added the leaves and then assembled my flower. I curved the flower petals slightly, and added a brad in the middle to hold it all together. Then I attached it to the box on top of my leaves.

Next is the treat box handle. When I cut the box out, I didn't realize that it did not have a lid or flaps that would meet together to close the box - it needed a handle. I thought about just using ribbon to tie to the box for a handle, but then I thought why not add some beads to this?!? :-) I love beading and have a lot of seed beads that I knew would work perfectly for this. I used some silver lined purple seed beads and strung them on 26 guage beading wire, and attached it to the box simply by threading the wire through the Cricut cut holes on each side of the box. Here are a few more pictures of the finished product, from different angles:

I am entering this treat box in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out today's project! Have a great crafting day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

RAK Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday! Today I've made a quick birthday card as a Random Act of Kindness for a fellow scrapper's daughter's 11th birthday. It's made entirely from scraps! Here's a picture of the card:

I used a scrap of lime green cardstock to cut the card from the Doodlecharms cartridge. The pink cardstock was hand cut and I used a corner rounding punch to shape the corners. The pink cardstock actually started out white...I wanted to ink the edges in hot pink so I started inking and then wondered what it would look like if I inked the whole paper. I inked heavier around the edges, and lighter in the middle. It turned out really cool looking if I say so myself! I love how the texture of the cardstock shows through! I placed some leftover Jolee's birthday theme stickers across the top and stamped Celebrate across the bottom. The Celebrate stamp came from the $1 section in Walmart's scrapbooking aisle. I love a bargain! :-)

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy Mail!

Today I received happy mail from Kathy at 3 Spoiled Dogs And A Cricut! I won her blog candy for participating in the Little Prince Blog Hop, hosted by Jessica at Homespun Elegance. I won a set of Cuttlebug folders that are companions to the Preserves Cricut cartridge. I was already super excited about winning those, but then Kathy emailed me that she added a few extra goodies to my Cuttlebug winnings! It was like Christmas when I opened my mail today!!! Thank you Kathy for all the wonderful scrapping goodies! Here's a pic of my winnings:

Happy Crafting, y'all....

A Quick Spring Card

Happy Thursday! Today I've made a really simple and quick Spring card for card challenge. The challenge is for a group on Facebook I'm a member of called "Love My Cricut". If you are a Cricut lover like me, go check out this group! All the members give each other tips, recommend where to shop for Cricut products, post pics of their finished projects, and have challenges (just for fun!). Here are the rules of this challenge: 1. Make a spring theme card using your Cricut, and 2. The background must be embossed with a Cuttlebug or other embossing machine. This is a picture of my finished card:

The card was cut from Doodlecharms cut at 12 inches. The butterfly is from April Showers cut at 3 inches. I hand-cut a scrap of white cardstock for the background and embossed it with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The butterfly was embossed with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder, and I folded the wings up slightly for a little more dimension. I embellished the card with a light pink ribbon and "SPRING" alphabet stickers. That's it! It took about 20 minutes start to finish. Easy peasy!

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blog hop!

I've had the chance to do some catching up on my blog reading as I'm stuck at home with the flu, and I found the Little Prince blog hop. Blog hops are so much fun! The Little Prince blog hop starts over at Jessica's blog Homespun Elegance with goodies she made to celebrate her little prince's birthday, and continues to several other blogs where you see projects all about the blogger's "little prince". Lots of great projects and giveaways-go check it out!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

Wow! This morning I checked my blog, and I have received a Liebster Blog Award from Melisa at Melisa's Crafty Creations! Thank you so much, Melisa, for the award!
So if you are wondering what the Liebster Blog Award is all about, here's some info that I borrowed from Melisa's blog to tell you more about it...

"Here's a little info about the Liebster award: "Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "share the love arrangement" given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.
Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipents:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger that presented you the award.
3. Copy and past the award to your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog."
I am showing some love to the following 5 bloggers by presenting them with a Liebster Blog Award! These ladies are super talented as you will see on their blog. :-) Go check out their blogs and follow them too!
1. Jessica at Homespun Elegance
2. Mary Beth at ScrapBug Studios
3. Emma at KatelynCo
4. Brenda at Brenda's Joy
5. Tammy at Cricutmouse's Craftynook

Thanks again to Melisa for presenting me with this award...now I just gotta figure out how to add the button to the side of my blog! I'm still new to all this blogging stuff. :-D

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well it's Valentine's Day and love is in the air...to celebrate, I have made a really quick card (20 minutes start to finish!) from scrap papers. I think it turned out so cute! Here's the finished project (apologies for the photo quality):

And here's the inside of the card...

Here's what I used to make my cupcake card:

*Cricut Expression with Sweet Treats cartridge
*Cuttlebug with D'Vine Swirls embossing folder
*Scraps of Creative Memories papers
*Scrap of pink/white twine
*Studio G pink ink, "You're Sweet" stamp, and pink self adhesive jewel

I used the card feature on the Sweet Treats cartridge to cut out this cute cupcake at 5.5 inches, then I cut all corresponding layers for the cupcake image. I ran the icing layer through the Cuttlebug to give it some texture...love how it turned out! I also cut an image from one of the flowers (2.5 inches) on the same cartridge to use as my background for my stamped sentiment.

All the pieces:
And here's a close up of the embossing detail on the icing layer:

Then the fun part...assembling all the pieces! This one was really easy to assemble, not many pieces at all. I put a pink self adhesive jewel on the heart cupcake topper, and the stamped sentiment went on the inside of the card with a scrap piece of twine tied into a bow and glued above it. And that's it! Easy peasy. :)

I'm entering this card in Hiding In My Craft Room's weekly challenge.
I hope that you have a great Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

After taking a little break...

...I'll soon be back to crafting! I hope that your Christmas and New Year celebrations were filled with family, friends, laughter, and love!

I bought myself a fabulous new toy for Christmas...a Cuttlebug! Also, I bought some Cricut cartridges! I know, I know...I am addicted to Provo Craft products! :) Those who know me know I LOVE a bargain, especially on my crafty purchases. I'm very proud to say that I purchased my Cuttlebug and a set of butterfly combo cut/emboss folders for $30 on Craigslist....BRAND NEW! The price stickers were still on both, and if purchased from Hobby Lobby it would have cost over $85, so I was very happy with my purchase! Also, Big Lots had select Cricut cartridges for $15 each the week of Christmas, so I picked up Rock Princess and Holiday Cakes (yes, you can use cake carts in the Expression machine!).

Now that I have some new goodies, I have several ideas for new projects! Stay tuned!