Sunday, March 21, 2010

... cricut cuts!

I bought my cricut this weekend and I LOVE IT!!! I splurged and bought the special pink one from Michaels. She's gorgeous and cuts great!!!. I got a few layouts done today... check 'em out.

The first is based on the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays while using the requirements from the Scrapfit Workout 16. This is the first impression I had of Spencer on our first day of working together. His battery died at the Social Security Office and then once I came and gave him a jump, he locked his keys in his car. Needless to say it was an interesting start to our friendship. No one makes an impression like Spencer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The next layout uses the Green color theme from Candy Shoppe Designs and answers the question of my favorite drink from These are a few of my favorite things. As you can see from the layout... any drink with friends is my favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For this part of the layout, I used little cut out letters from magazines. It took a little while to find all the letters with a green flare but I managed to pull it off. On both layouts you can see that I used my new cricut alphabet for the lettering. I couldn't imagine not using it for something on each layout!!!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

... excitement

OMG!!!!!! I am so excited!!!! I have decided to buy the Cricut Expression!!!!!!!!!! I have never had one before and for the past three years have thought about it every time I go to Michael's... and I go to Michael's a lot. I have always thought it would be so expensive with all of the different cartridges I would want... so instead I just cut things myself. Me and my exacto knife have become besties!!!!! But then I read about Sure Cuts A Lot and the fact that I could cut any font or dingbat I have on my computer... done and done. I sold the Sizzix Side kick and the two fonts my mom bought me like four years ago for Christmas and I got a $100 gift card for doing a health assessment for my insurance company... so that should help me fund my new purchase. I am torn between ordering it on line for like 20 bucks cheaper or buying the pink one at Michael's... I LOVE pink but I also love $20!!!!!

Anyway... I found the most amazing websites of free svg. files. These people are truly gifted. I can't wait to get SCAL and use these files... check them out:
A Southern belle's svg

Paper Yoga

You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pin It

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

... blog candy winner!!

I put everyone's name in a hat and drew a name. The winner is.....

Peanutbutter66 (Sherri)

Welcome and Congrats... send me your email address and I will send you the code for your gift certificate!!


Peace Out!!
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Monday, March 15, 2010

... etsy fever!!

I feel very accomplished!! I cleaned my entire apartment and I put some cool kits together for my etsy shop. Of course I did not do any scrapbooking :( but I will work in some time this week. I sometimes find it hard to scrap when I have a lot of clutter and mess going on so the cleaning will re-motivate me!!! Don't forget that my blog candy ends tomorrow. I am so excited to see who wins. I will add everyone's name in a hat on tuesday and do a drawing. Hooray.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

... pink

Don't Forget to Check out My Blog Candy Here... Ending soon!!!!

I have been working on my best friends baby album for her precious little boy. Without even noticing I have been keeping the color palate to blue, green, and a touch of yellow. Tonight, I reached my blue limit. I tend to use a lot of different colors and especially pink and reds and all of my pages recently have been void of that. Not anymore. I saw the challenge at 52x52 to use pink, blue, and stripes. I happen to love using stripes and of course L.O.V.E. pink. But my challenge was how to use pink on a baby boy's page. I hunted through all my paper until I found one that was striped and had both blue and pink! Here is what I came up with... hope you like!!!!!!Also the "It's a Boy" Balloon on the page is a vintage (1957) baby announcement. I found it at a rummage sale and bought this and a bunch more for only 5 cents each. Crazy!!! Have a good one.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

... the biggest loser

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I have been MIA this week and my reason is that I have been busy working on my biggest loser casting tape. I decided that I want to try out for the show and talked my sister in law to helping me film. I thought it would be really easy to do but it is a lot harder than I thought to come up ways to be creative.

They suggest sending in pictures of yourself and the light bulb when on. I was planning on creating a layout for Scrap Fit's ALL ABOUT ME challenge and I thought this could be my creative way to send in my pictures. Also under each picture is journaling describing my weight and why I included the picture. Check it out...
Well keep your fingers crossed for me! I'd love to make it on the show even though it is a long shot. Pin It