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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Friday Cricut Deals ! Whoo Hoo!

Well You all have to know by now that I am in love with my Cricut Expression. It seriously is one of the best Scrapbooking tools I have ever bought.

With that said this Friday's black friday deal at walmart for the new colored Expression was to good to pass up! I got the very last one they had at my local store and it was Black! If it had been any of the other colors I would have passed on it. But it was Black! One of my favorite colors and it will look super in my craft room... =D The new Cartridge Serenade came with it and I was excited about it but once I looked it over I decided to either try to trade or sell it. I found a great person to trade with and I will get Pagoda and From my Kitchen for it ! YAY! I am super excited about it.

I also went to M's and picked up a few new carts ( Everyday Paperdolls & Winter Woodland). I also traded 2 carts back to Hobby Lobbythat I had bought previously that I decided that I wouldn't use and got ( A Child's Year & Animal Kingdom). Over all a great Cricut day and that's not to mention the other deals I got! That is a different post!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Super Cute Tags

Why didn't someone warn me that making Tags could be Addictive! I love the Holiday ones I just made but out of all the tags I have made recently I would have to say that this cupcake tag is my Favorite by far! Up close you can see that I used seed beads, some micro glass beads and such to give it a sprinkled effect. I used Inkssentials Glossy accents to make it all stick together.

I also made this Halloween Inspired tag ...

and a few Misc Tags for Birthday's and a Spring one just so I could use the Stamps! I made these for a wonderful Gal for a swap so I sure hope she will enjoy !

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Cards

I have been busy... sooooo Busy!
I spent about 6-7 hours on Saturday making my Thanksgiving cards & while I was doing that I decided to Challenge myself and see how many cards I could actually make with 2 Sheets of Paper, 2 Boarder Stickers and my Thanksgiving Stamp as my main supplies...

Here's how things turned out.

I managed to make 12 cards! I bet your Surprised that 2 sheets of paper went so far so was I.

I may try to do this with my christmas cards since it really made me think outside the box with the designs and kept the cost low. Gotta Love That!

All this made all that! WOW! Thanks For Looking !
Tomorrow - Tags

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Tag Ornaments

Well I told you all a few days ago that I was busy making a few things and here they are!

I made these in no time and they turned out really beautiful. I can see these hanging on a tree already.

These are for a Swap for a group on the Scrapbooking and crafting friends site ( you can see the link on the side of my page)

Thanks for looking!
Here's the details :
Cricut and the Joys of the Season Cartridge to cut out the Ornaments.
Fiskers Paper (Heidi Grace designs 2007) & Red Textured Cardstock .
Irridecent Embossing Powder, Stickles & Martha Stewart Snow Glitter .

Follow & Post a Comment to win a RAK!

Hey everyone ! In honor of my making the MyGrafico Design team I decided to host a contest to win a RAK. I will draw a winner from the comments from my followers those are the only rules ... follow my blog & then comment.
What are you going to win you ask? It's a surprise but I can say that the RAK will be worth at least 20.00 and I am still finding lots of goodies to add! I am also making a few Holiday themed things to the stash . I know you will enjoy!
I love RAKs don't you ?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Professional Photos & more!

We finally did it! ...

We went to the Sears Studio and had some pictures done with cousin Inara and the boys. They turned out pretty cute I have to say ... Griffin took a great one and one of the boys together turned out really cute. I can't wait to get them back so I can scan them in and use them for some scrapbook pages!

Anyway I just finished a chipboard album and some ornaments using the Cricut & Design Studio & I'm off to work on some design team projects for the Scrapbooking and crafting friends so I will be posting some new things real soon!

Super News!

This monday I decided to at the last minute apply for a spot on the MyGraficO design team. I never even thought I would make it But I just found out that I was picked for a spot! I'm so excited to become a member of the team. Can you belive that in only just a year of scrapbooking I have come this far ... I can only wonder what the next year will bring!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

10 random things

1) I can't burp ( I don't know why or what the problem is but I can't do it...I have tried and they will come up as bubbles in my chest but no burp) weird I know... =P

2) I am a collector ( some may say pack rat or obsessive compulsive... I just like alot of the same thing and can't stop collecting them until I find something else to focus on =P) Right now I am focused on Scrapbooking products and tools so it is acceptable to most people...LOL funny how that works.

3) My favorite Ice cream is Baskin Robbins PeanutButter-Chocolate Ice Cream ... Mmmmmm and I love their clown cones for birthday treats.

4) I have recived 8 tattoos ( technically, even though I only have 7 Tattoos... one was added later to an existing Tattoo to make it align with the one down my spine)

5) I have trained as a Tattoo Artist and yes I have Tattooed People... including myself. Brad keeps after me to get my stuff up and get going again so he can get some work done again.

6) I went to school to be an Architect (2 yrs)and Interior Designer(1 Yr)... now I am not sure if it's what I want to do or not. I love it but I do hate math...LOL

7) I love Making Pottery. I wish I could afford to have a kiln... and a professional wheel.

8) My Favorite Movie - What Dreams May Come... I Love this movie, makes me cry everytime I see it.

9) I try to be as Eco freindly as I can be. I am the group owner of my local freecycle group. I recycle just about everything, I have 1 trash can a week of trash for a family of 4. I buy used not only to save me money but to help keep my footprint small. I am a energy and light nazi in my home... Cold go put on a sweatshirt and get a blanket, Unless it's dark out or no windows no lights should be on during the daytime. I do everything I can to help do our part.

10) I am growing my hair back out after chopping it off for some reason( I plead temporary Insanity)

( I am tagging Jennifer and Lynn) I've been SICK!

I don't even remember the last time I got on the computer before a few Min's yesterday... I have just not had the energy to get on the computer or do much else if I could help it.
Here's how my last few weeks went...
It started with Griffin coming home from school with a runny nose and an attitude. On Friday night after dinner he just started screaming and had the biggest tears rolling down his cheeks... I tried to comfort him & find out what was wrong but it's really hard because he still doesn't have the ability to tell us what hurts or what is the matter with him...
so he finally passed out after about 45 Min's and slept all night in the morning he was fine but we knew he was coming down with a cold this was Halloween so since he seemed OK we went out for our first time out Trick or Treating . When we got home he once again he started screaming & I knew then he had the beginnings of an ear infection so I called the after hours line to see if we could get an apt for him. By then he was also getting a gross sticky film on his eyes that could only be one thing.... PINK EYE... *sigh* I knew that if he had it then Rory was getting it as well ... Griffin can't keep off of him at all.
He fell asleep so we decided to get him an apt for the next day . Rory was showing signs of getting sick as well and so I was going to have my hands full with the both of them. Go the apt for both of them and Griffin had Conjunctivitis that is an ear infection ( she could barely see anything but he is sensitive to the pain) the pink eye(cold in the eye) and an upper Resp infection (Cold) soooooo he got some yummy antibiotics. Rory just had the upper resp ( cold ) starting so nothing for him but I knew we would be back soon enough.. and I was right.
By Thursday it was horrible his eyes were matted shut when he woke up his cough was getting worse and he was gagging and refusing to eat... When we got into the Dr's Office again he had the same as Griffin Conjunctivitis ( PINK EYE, Ear Infection and a upper resp cold)... so he gets eye drops & yummy antibiotics too. Right now he has the worse diaper rash because he would not eat anything solid offered to him like yogurt just nursed and the past few days barely even that. Poor guy...
Griffin started back to school this Monday but he was out since Halloween and I can tell he missed it ... he is so happy to get on that bus and see his teacher and friends at school! LOL he is so cute.
Rory is getting better finally started to eat better today and didn't gag once today! He even had some cheerios and a few bites of his turkey and sweet potato dinner... I was about to call the Dr and have him seen again since he wasn't getting better but decided to give it one more day . Seems like that was just what he needed.
During all this with the boys I got sick as well... Big surprise that me the big snot rag that I am would also get sick. uh man I have barley mustered enough energy to shower and take care of the boys so I am so glad to finally be somewhat better. My throat still hurts and My body still is stiff but I am so much better. All I can say is YAY!
Whew what a crazy few weeks I have had. Glad they are over!