Hi there! I'm so glad you stopped by. A little about me, I am a wife, mom, and part-time Barista who is addicted to coffee, cooking and paper crafts. My days are filled with fur, coffee beans, fur, cooking, cleaning,(did I mention fur?), trying to eat right and of course crafting and blogging.
My cricut mat is sticky again!! That spray totally worked. But let me tell ya people...do it outside!! It smells like bug spray..yuck. It's not exactly warm today, but I headed out to the front porch after my first round of spraying....yep did it inside..BIG mistake. I have 3 Scentsy's going on this level of the house alone trying to get rid of the smell!! (Camu Camu by the way...LOVE IT)
Anywho....it works and I am stoked. It was like $20 and is supposed to last for about 48 re-sticky operations. Not bad.
Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by my piece of the world!!
Okay, so my Cricut mat has been pretty much dead for well over a month. I can't tell you how much paper I have wasted still trying to cut on the darn thing. I ordered the Crafters Companion Stick Away and Stick & Spray over a month ago trying to "re-sticky" my mat. It, of course, was OUT OF STOCK. My husband kept saying "babe, just buy another mat"...but I kept saying "but I ordered that stuff, it should be here sometime soon". I started to cave after about 2 weeks of waiting. But, no store in my entire town has the 12x12 mats in stock!! WHAT?!? Are you kidding me? What is a paper crafter to do? Order some online you say? Well, I'm Italian, which means I'm stubborn. I wanted that darn spray!! Yesterday that adorable man in brown rang my doorbell, YES!! It was my box from Crafters Companion! I'm so excited...this better work!!!!
I loved the colors and dots for this challenge! BUT...can you believe that I didn't have one piece of red and white dot paper!!??!! So, I made some! This is my first Compose a Card challenge and I had fun doing it. Can you tell I have been on a paper flower kick lately? I'm obsessed with making them!! You can check out the Compose a Card HERE.
My mom's birthday is coming up this Sunday. I wanted to make a simple card that wasn't super girlie or frilly. I saw a video from Kristina Werner (her blog link is on my sidebar) where she clear embossed the woodgrain background. I really liked how it looked so I decided to give it a try. I'm very happy with the way this came out. It is so much prettier in person, you get to see more of the detail in the woodgrain.
SU! Cardstock in Kraft
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tea Dye
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
Butterfly by K&Company in the Tim Coffey collection
Ted over at Happily Ever Crafter put out a "Green" challenge. This is what I came up with.
I used SU! cardstock in Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke. I also used Meadow Green glimmer mist. The button and ribbon are both from SU! as well. Oh, and I can't forget my Big Shot, embossing folder is Script and the cookie cutter shape is...well there is no name on the package..sorry. This is the first paper flower I have made and I'm pretty happy with they way it turned out. Thanks Christina for the tutorial!! Have a great day.
I never thought I would start my own blog. I really did it so it would be easier for me to participate in challenges. This won't all be about crafting. Expect some dog talk, kid talk, and whatever is on the brain that day kinda talk.