Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Projects with the Cricut

Here are a few projects that I made with my Cricut today. We don't do large Easter baskets for the kids anymore. For one, I really try to limit the amount of candy that they consume. And two, all they really want anymore is money :)

I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge for both projects. I really tried to use more boy colors for Eric, so I focused on the blue and orange for his little Easter box. The bunny on the front was cut from the Easter cartridge and I just added an orange bow. The paper used on this is from Basic Grey, the Lemonade collection.

The little purse I made for Carson is really cute. I just added a little flower that I made on the front and a bow. The paper used on this one is from Me & My Big Ideas, the Chester collection.

I also had fun playing with my new camera! We just bought the Canon Rebel T1i. I'm still trying to figure out everything it can do, I'm probably gonna have to take a class!

I hope you are having a great day!
Thanks for stopping by my little piece of the world!

Update: I am posting this on Cricutters Anonymous for Challenge #31

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Look of My Blog

Hi everybody!
I'm playing around with the look of my blog. I couldn't find any cool backgrounds with roosters on it, so I'm giving this layout and background a try. If you do know of where I can find great rooster choices, please let me know!!

Let me know what you's a work in progress :)

Hope you all have a great start to your week.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ms. Bright Side

The ever so sweet Beth at Runs With Scraps shared the Ms. Bright Side Award with me!! Thank you so much Beth. I will say that you always brighten up my day!!

So now, I am supposed to list 10 things that make me happy, provide 5 pieces of trivia about myself and then pass this award on the 5 fellow bloggers.

10 Things that make me HAPPY!!

1. My kids (most of the time)
2. My husband
3. Steak and Shrimp Fajitas with a House Margarita from The Loop
4. My friends
5. Rides on the Harley
6. My Dogs (Harley, Lucy, and Piper..unless they pee on the rug)
7. The smell of bread baking (YUMMO!)
8. COFFEE!!!! (I'm not very "bright" without it)
9. Giving to others
10. Crafting!!

5 Pieces of Trivia about ME (let's just call them "fun facts")

1. I grew up using a WOP rag at dinner and didn't find out until I was an adult that not everyone knows what a WOP rag is. (It's a dish towel passed around the table as a napkin) Who knew that every household in America, or Italy for that matter, didn't use a WOP rag or call it that.

2. I will take the mountains, rivers, streams, and lakes over the beach any day...hands down

3. My dream is to have a mini-farm and get out of the burbs.

4. I'm a Gemini, and I definitely have 2 sides. I have a shy side, and an outgoing, silly, sarcastic side. I have a girly, frilly, pink, make-up side and a jeans, bare feet, no make-up side.

5. I just got a FABULOUS new camera...and I only know how to turn it on..LOL

I would love to pass this along to:

Thanks again Beth!!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Barn Owl WebCam!

Okay, thanks to Beth at Runs With Scraps I am now addicted to this website! Thanks a lot Beth. I have had it up since this morning and haven't shut it off, LOL. If you have a minute, take a peek. Really neat, especially if you are an animal/wildlife lover!!

Hope you are having a great day!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger! Somehow I went from pink and purple and butterflies to yellow, rose pink and pinwheels! It's simple, it's cute, and I like it :)

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ColourQ #25

Hi all! I made this card for the ColourQ #25 challenge. This card was such a struggle, I don't know what's wrong with me. It took me almost 3 hours and this is all I came up with. I'm not super proud, but it's ya go!

The colors were Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, and White. I really like these colors, so I'm not sure why it was a tough for me :(

Thanks for stopping by!

Olive Blog Contests!!

Have you ever checked out Olive Juice Studio? They are having a GREAT contest right now. Run over there and check it sure to read the rules and follow them to the T!!

Have a great day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break = Spring Cleaning!

Sorry I don't have anything new to post. Today is the first day of spring break for us and we are cleaning. I'm helping my son gut his bedroom and get it all nice and clean. The windows are open and a nice breeze is coming through. We are on our 2nd bag of trash and are about 3/4 of the way done. We are working hard to get it finished today so that I can sit down tomorrow and create. I hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Thanks for checking in.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2nd Mini Video

Just a WARNING....I say "UUMMM" about 1000 times!!

I just had to tell ya....

It is BEAUTIFUL here today!! Holy cow, it's 61 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze. I have the windows open airing everything out. I even put the baby in the stroller and went for a one hour walk!! (man am I outta shape..winter turned me into a slug!) I hope you are having a great day where you are.

Oh, one more thing, I just finished my 2nd mini album. I am uploading the video to YouTube right now. I'll post it here as soon as it's finished.

As always, thanks for stopping by my little piece of the world!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Green Card

It's funny that I call this my green card. I made this for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. If you only knew where this card started, you would laugh when you see where it ended. When I first saw the trigger, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I instantly thought of the doily cut on the Wild Card cartridge. Then I had the idea to weave strips of green paper to imitate the pattern on the chair in the trigger picture. UUMMMM...yeah, that didn't work out so much. But this is where I ended up.

I still used the doily cut on the Wild Card cartridge, but my oh my did it change. I made this flower using a technique I learned by watching a tutorial by Tracy. It was so easy and I love love love how it came out. Thank you so much Tracy!! Anyway, I made the flower out of cream card stock and then I sprayed it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. I decided that I wanted it to have more depth so I rubbed some Tea Dye Distress Ink on my craft mat, sprayed it with water, and used my paintbrush to paint around the edges. After all that, I changed the paper I was using, AGAIN, and then went outside and snipped a little tiny branch off my baby tree. (Sorry honey, don't be mad) I also used the same Tea Dye Distress Ink on my cream colored satin ribbon. Here is a close up of the flower. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

Thanks so much for stopping by my little piece of the world!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A challenge over at 2peas in a Bucket!

(Sorry for the poor picture is bad here today)

I found a challenge over at 2Peas that really inspired me. I had so much fun making this little card. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Honey Pie collection. It just makes me smile. I played around a little with UTEE, I'm still trying to get the hang of it.
Head on over to 2Peas and check out this challenge: 101 Things You Can Do #81

Thanks for stopping by!

CPS #157 and Curtain Call Act 20

This card is for both the CPS #157 and Curtain Call Act 20 challenges. I tried some hand stitching on this one, I've never done that before. I'll probably try it again. I'm not sure I like how the holes look where the needle comes through. Any suggestions, or is that just the way it looks? Is the needle too big? I don't know. I made the flowers using a scallop circle punch and cut the leaves on my cricut. I glimmer misted them all up, no surprise there. I didn't add a sentiment becasue I'm not really sure this card needs one. I might add one later or just leave it as a blank notecard.

Here are the challenges:
Curtain Call Act 20 - Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Flip Video Camera!!

So I really wanted a Flip video camera. I have been looking around at Target and Wal Mart and then yesterday I decided to look on Craigslist. I found one for $50!!! Rick went with me to go look at it, cuz ya never know, and boy am I glad he did!! A bit shady if you ask me. Regardless, I bought it and on the way home I started to ya think it could be stolen?? I sure hope not!
I do love it though, just gotta get the hang of my movie editing program on my Mac.

Happy Monday!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My first Mini Video

Hi everybody. I decided to try and make a video of my first mini. It's a little blurry, sorry. I'll get better with practice. I didn't talk, too nervous :) Anyway, this first mini is for my step-daughter Rachael. Both she and my daughter are graduating high school this year. I can't believe it!! I made this for her to put senior pictures of herself and her friends in it.

I cut it out of cereal boxes on my Big Shot using a cookie cutter die. The paper is from Basic Grey, the Lemonade collection pack. Some of the flowers are by Prima and some I made. I made two of the charms. I know this is a pretty basic mini, but for my first I'm happy with it.

Thanks for stopping by my little piece of the world!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I made a MINI!!

I made my very first mini album yesterday!! I am so excited. It's not as beautiful as some I have seen out there, but I'm happy with it. I can't decide if I want to post pictures or try to video it. I have never tried the video thing, so I'm a little nervous. Either way, pictures or video, I'll have something up by tomorrow!!

It's a beautiful day here in Colorado, I hope it's the same where you are!! Have a wonderful Saturday.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Hi everybody! Apparently there have been some issues with trying to post a comment on my blog. I'm so sorry!! I really don't know what is wrong. I did mess around with the comment settings today, I hope that helps. If you still are having problems, please shoot me an email at

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OCCSC4 and Color Throwdown #82

Look hands, I mean Glimmer Mist!! Can you believe it?
This is the last one for me today, my back is killing me, that's what I get for trying to exercise. What the helicopter was I thinking?!? Anyway, I doubled up on this one too. Actually it will play triple duty, I'm sending it to our niece for her birthday. She loves the outdoors so this reminds me of her. Happy Birthday Booty!! We love you!

Check out OCCSC4 and The Color Throwdown!!

My formula:

SU! card stock in Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla
Wood grain stamp by All Night Media
Clear embossing powder by Zing
Distress Ink in Tea Dye
SU! ribbon in Old Olive
Owl and flower cut from Cricut cartridge Paisley
Sentiment from my stash
Google eyes from my stash
SU! felt leaves from the Sweet Pea collection
Corner chomper (love that thing!)

Curtain Call Act 19 and CPS #156

This card is for Stacey's Stampin Stage Curtain Call Act 19 and CPS Sketch #156. The colors were a different combo for me, but I had fun with it. The sketch was also a different shape for me. I don't make many long cards. I like going out of my own box sometimes.

My Formula:
SU! Cardstock in Rich Razzleberry, Pink, Bashful Blue, and Very Vanilla
Sentiment by My Sentiments Exactly - Sympathy Sentiments
Ink - Tsukineko in Coffee Bean and Distress Ink in Tea Dye
Glimmer Mist in Sea Glass and Tattered Rose
Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots
Pearls by Recollections
Ribbon by Sheerly Yours (no color listed)
Cricut Cartridge Storybook for bird cut

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Great Giveaway!

Joy over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking is having a great giveaway! It's full of SEI's Happy Day line. Be sure to head over to her blog and check it out!

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Baby Steps.....

Okay, I decided to go with a simple birthday card for my wonderful sister. I can feel the creative juices starting to flow again, slowly. I'm off to the post office to mail this card and my taxes.
Have a wonderful afternoon!!


Where did my creativity go??

I think it ran away!! I tried really hard yesterday to make cards for some challenges I wanted to participate it. I was so excited to get my new Peachy Keen stamp set in the mail, so I sat right down and got to work. Oh it was awful....I tried 3 times. What I ended up with I was too ashamed to post. Even my daughter turned up her nose. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I did our monthly budget and 2009 incomes taxes first. That's it....that must be what killed by creative side.
Today is a new day and I think I am up for another try. Cross your fingers and wish me luck!!
Hope you are all having a great day.