Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pirate - Winnie The Pooh

Here is the next page for my 8x8 Disney scrapbook. This is for Pirates of the Caribbean!

The lettering is Don Juan. The skulls and pirate ship are from Paper Doll Dress Up. The treasure chest is from Lifes a Beach. Pooh is from Pooh and Friends and I created his eye patch on my Gypsy using an oval and a rectangle. I love how his eye patch looks! I also cut the red background paper out using Gypsy wanderings.

Didn't make Neverland last night.. I started to but just wasn't feeling it. :( Maybe tonight will be better although an idea for Alice in Wonderland popped into my head earlier today at work.. ahhh the things I think about at work that aren't work related :)


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Started on a "Vintage" Disney 8x8 Album

I've noticed that 8x8 disney albums have been pretty popular at my craft fairs. I got some vintage Disney stickers online and decided to make a disney album using them. So little bit of vintage, little bit of current disney :)

1st Page- I used Mickey & Friends for the film strip and the Mickey ears. "Memories" is cut from Graphically Speaking.

2nd and 3rd pages.. "Mickey Mouse" is cut from Don Juan. I was pretty pleased with the font and that it looks somewhat close to the Mickey Font since I don't have that cartridge. Mickey is cut from Mickey & Friends. Kept this one simple but I love the look of it and the colors.

4th and 5th pages.. "Adventureland", Tiki Guy (for the tiki room :) ) and leaves are cut from Lifes a beach. Alligator is cut from Create a Critter.

Check back tomorrow for more pages that I will make tonight!! :) I'm thinking "Return to Neverland" and "Pirates of the Carribean" :)


Monday, June 28, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 16 - Independence Day

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to create a project for the 4th of July and incorporate a star. I decided to make a hostess gift for my mom. Every year we have a huge 4th of july party at my parents house.

I can't believe it but I actually only used 1 cricut cartridge for this whole project- Stand and Salute.

Close up of the card...
Close up of the candy.. its hot tamales. I used vinyl to decorate it. I actually got this jar from michaels and it was full of scrapbooking flowers. Made a perfect little treat jar!! :)

Make sure to check out the rest of the design teams projects!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

More Skittle Sticks!

Here are some more skittle sticks for my craft fair on Sunday. The paper is from CTMH. LOVE the designer paper! My favorite color combo! I made 20 of these, 10 say Thank You and 10 say Thinking of You. I got the bags online at They are 1x8 inches.

The bird is from Gypsy wanderings. The circles are punches. Very quick and easy to put these together. These would make great co-worker gifts or for a friend. These could easily be customized to any theme as well.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Kool-Aid Favor

Decided to do more Kool-Aid favors last night. Here is what I came up with for the lemonade. The lemon is from Preserves cartridge. I will be selling these for (hopefully) $2 each. Thats my starting point anyways..


Monday, June 21, 2010

TOADally Cool - Kool-Aid Favors!

I was at Winco tonight and walked by this huge Kool-Aid stand and thought I could do something "Kool" with those! Haha yes I'm a dork :) Anyways, this is what I came up with! I will be selling these at my upcoming craft fair on Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed its better than the last one!

The frog is from Paisley and is cut at 2 inches.


Giveaway Winner!!!

I am so excited to announce the winner of the awesome $40 giftcard to CSN Stores!!

Thank you all for participating. I used to select my winner and the lucky winner is...

KATE at Small Bits of Paper!! Congrats Kate! Please send me your email address so I can get your $40 gift card over to you! Can't wait to hear what you got with it.


Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #15 - Summer Love

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to create a project incorporating something you would find at the beach. I looked through my Life's a Beach cartrige and saw these two cute swimsuits and imediately this idea popped into my head.

This is a 5x5 card which is my new favorite size to make cards with!! So the swimsuits are from Lifes a beach, The heart is from Hannah Montana, "Love" is from home accents, the font for "summer" is from Don Juan and the scallop square background is from storybook.

Make sure to check out the rest of the design team's projects!!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mini Monsters Cards

This cartridge is my new favorite. I love all the cute little monsters on it. So I made two cards from this cart.

Before this cartridge came out I got this cute monster stamp set from This set has all kinds of cute monster sayings. So the other night this saying caught my eye and I knew I just had to make something with it. The saying is "I'm sorry for being a blog". I cut this guy at 3 inches and glued eyes to where his eyes should be. On my Gypsy, I welded his smile to his face so it would cut out a negative image of his smile. I think it worked really well.

Here is my second card. My friend Michelle at Scrapping with my Bug made this awesome tutorial about Peechy Keen Stamps and I knew I had to have these stamps. So I got one set to start with, Everyday Assortment in assorted sizes. LOVE IT! I hid this monsters face on my Gypsy and used my stamp instead. I also got a white pen so I can color it the eyes. I think he turned out so cute. My husband named him Lenny the Lockness Monster. This is my dads fathers day card. I can't believe out of all of the stamps I have I don't have a "Happy Fathers Day" stamp. Whats up with that??!?! So I was being lazy and didnt use my cricut but just stamped "Dad" on it.

Thanks for visiting! I have a busy weekend ahead.. tonight after work - BUNCO! Tomorrow I am getting my hair done (thank goodness!) and then going to my in-laws for father's day dinner then Sunday I'm going to my sisters to celebrate father's day on my side of the family. Don't think I'm going to get to much crafting in. Check back monday for Fantabulous Cricut challenge!!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Friends For Life - scrapbook layout

LOVE all these cute deer's on the newer cricut cartridges. I was playing around on my Gypsy last night and decided I had to make a layout with them. LOVE my Gypsy because I used 6 different cartridges on this layout and it made it so easy! This layout is 12x12 and the background paper is from a DCWV stack.

Friends for Life - Stamping Solutions
Deer smelling flower - Give a Hoot
Other Deer - Cindy Lou
Grass - Easter Solutions & stretched out on my Gypsy
Bow for the Deer - Mickey & Friends
Circle / Scallop Circle frame - Storybook & stretched out on my Gypsy

Thanks for looking! :)


Monday, June 14, 2010


My first blog giveaway- Whoo Hoo!! I was contacted by CSN Stores asking if I would be interested in doing a giveaway for my readers.. OF COURSE!! So I am pleased to announce a giveaway for a $40 gift certificate to their site!! They have over 200 stores! Everything from headboards to baby items to appliances to cat trees! I had never heard of them before this so I decided to check out their site and it reminds me of an Amazon because it has so much!

The item that caught my eye is cat trees! So for those of us who have kitties we know how expensive a small cat tree is at like Petco or Petsmart, well check out this site! They have all kinds of huge exotic cat trees for all around $100! Best of all... Free Shipping! Might be getting my kitties a new cat tree.. theirs is all tore up! :)

So now the terms of the giveaway:

1) Due to shipping only US and Canada residents qualify. :( Sorry!

2) You must be a follower of my blog

3) Head over to CSN STORES and tell me what you like about their site.

**Double your chance to win! Post on your blog about my giveaway and then let me know you did so I can put your name into the giveaway drawing twice!!

Good Luck! The winner will be announced on June 21st!!


Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 14 - Dad

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to make a project for dad. I decided to make a fathers day card. This card is for my father in law who likes baseball. My hubby and I are going to get him a gift card to I used wild card for the wording and baseball solutions for the ball and base. I didn't like how the ball looked though (it wasnt a circle) so I decided to use storybook and my gypsy and put a circle on top of the ball so when it cut it out I would have a perfect circle for the baseball.

I left it kinda plain but I like how all the colors came together, especially the green plaid for the background.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

My favorite new technique..

I just had to share my favorite new technique with you all! I got my SU square punches probably 3 or 4 months ago now and have barley used them. I decided to take them out and play with them. I had all these scraps of paper that I love but they were to small to do anything with, or so I thought. I decided to just punch lots of squares out of them and then it hit me to combine them all on to one card! So I cut a 4x4 piece of cardstock and it was perfect to fit 9 of these squares on. My other new favorite thing is 5x5 cards and since I have a Gypsy I can easily change the envelope patterns on it to make them big enough to fit a 5x5 card.

This tree is from Cindy Lou cartridge. Love this tree!! I think I'm going to make lots more cards with this tree and this style of card.

Thanks for looking and be sure to check back tomorrow for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Craft Fair Results and Pictures

So I had a craft fair on Saturday.. "3rd annual Hope for Homeless" bands playing all day long in the parking lot of a coffee shop. Sounds good right? No. There was not much traffic at all! Atleast I shared my booth with a friend who does Scentsy Candles so it was fun to hang out with her and cheaper for my booth fee. I did make my booth fee back plus some but not enough to be worth it for a long hot day outside.

Anyways I have another craft fair on the 27th. I am breaking my rule for that one though.. my rule is never to do first time events unless i'm confident in their advertising. This one is a first time event and I don't know how well they are advertising. I am going to spend alittle time and do as much advertising for it as I can.

So if your in the area my next one is June 27th (sunday) In Orangevale California.

Orangevale's Art & Craft Fundraiser- raising money for breast cancer
7300 Redwing CT, Orangevale CA 95662
Art / Crafts / Music / Food / Raffle

So what did sell on Saturday.. My altoid tins are hands down my #1 seller. I sell them for $3 each or 4 for $10. My skittle sticks sold ok.. I sold about 1/2 of them. Sold some cards and some notepads and post it note booklets. Only sold 1 purse!! :( Which now that I think about it I don't think I posted pictures of the purses on here, only on facebook (if your not currently a fan become one today because I do giveaways on there!!)

I appologize for the pictures.. they aren't the best. You can see that at 10 am in the morning it was already a bright and sunny day!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 13- For The Bride

This weeks challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to create something for the bride. You must incorporate something old, new, borrowed or blue. I decided to add blue. I made a dress shaped card for a bridal shower. I welded this dress together on my gypsy from Dreams Come True cartridge. I then decided to make the dress look more wedding-ish by cutting 1 inch strips of paper and then using my martha stewart border punch on one of the sides and then laying them. I love how this turned out. I also used clear stickles and added dots on the dress.

Here is a close up of the layering.
This card is instantly one of my favorites that I made. Can't wait to make more this style!!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pill Boxes!

More craft fair goodies! You know those clear containers you get when you buy making memories eyelets in packs of 5 colors? These are those containers! I have a big eyelet organizer that I just dump my eyelets into and I couldn't bare to throw these away so I've just been holding on to them for years now! Anyways I finally decided to do something with them and my husband suggested that they would make nice pill boxes and they do!

For the front I cut circles on my cricut out at just under 1 1/2 inches. For the back I punched two circles from my stampin up 1 3/4 inch punch. I glued them together so printed paper is on both sides then glued it to the bottom. I then decorated the tops with stickers, chipboard, flowers, buttons and gems!

Here is a close up of one..

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they sell well on Saturday! I will let everyone know on Sunday how my craft fair went! :)


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Card crazy!

I made lots of cards this weekend for my facebook winners. I hope they like them!
The owl and the background stamp shape are from Sentimentals cartridge.

The bee and "bee happy" are both from sentimentals cartridge. I cut the honeycomb shape from george & basic shapes cartridge.

Owl is from Paisley, balloon is from create a critter.

Frog and Mushroom are both from Paisley, font is from All Mixed Up.

Ice cream is from Indie Art, background shape is gypsy wanderings.
Thanks for looking!