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Friday, June 25, 2010

Mygrafico Retirement Sale!

Hi Everyone!
I have Huge news today for you all! is having a retirement sale starting tomorrow !
What's Crazy is that all the retired sets will be 1.00! 
 Holy Moly!
I need to go shopping ! LOL..
Here's the details...



starts 26th, ends 30th midnight


Retirement SALE product downloads cannot be reactivated , as products will be gone ( retired)

Customers must download their products right away as items won't be available after July 2nd.

This promo only valid at MG RETIREMENT CATEGORY and cannot be combined with other promos.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MyGrafcio Challenge #54 Mermaids !!!!

Today's Challenge was on of my favorites so far.

We got to work with the super cute and fantabulous stamp set

The Challenge?
use Sea colors ( blues & greens) & Kraft!
Well I forgot the craft  till the end  but otherwise I am happy!

If you  love this set then you should visit our challenge group on and post a project so you can win! the only requirement is that it has a Mygrafico stamp and there are lots of freebies to use! ( click on the word freebie to go there!)

For my  project I made a Photo Frame
I have a Niece who's Birthday is coming up and I know She will love this!


In addition to the digital stamp set I used 
Fiskars wave punch (Boundary waters)
Cricut Cartridge Spongebob Squarepants for the Seaweed
Best Occasions Glitter & Metallic paper
Unknown maker Pattern Paper
Stickles & Liquid Pearls
Copic & Prisma Markers
& a dollar spot wood frame from Michaels

Thanks for looking today! and remember that the MyGrafico Design Team call is still open!  Send me an email I am still looking to fill a spot or 2!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A little bit distracted...

Hello everyone!
Let me just  start off with a big ol' I'm sorry...
 I have been so distracted  by so many things this week & last
 that I have not been doing what I needed to.
I'm sure you all understand that sometimes life gets in the way.
 I will be sharing pictures of all the fun and festivities of
 Griffin's 4th birthday party ( with just us) and
of the one on Saturday with more of the extended family.
Did i mention yet that Great Grandma came up for Griffin's Birthday this year!  I am so happy she was able to make it up she is such a busy lady.
 I finished all the Spongebob paper piecing &
OMG ...
 that was a lot of paper ...LOL
 I love how each character turned out! I did mess up on a few things ...
but it wasn't a huge issue..

 OK well Patrick has no pants on ...
 but the purple flowers are strategically placed I swear.


a few thoughts after this week...
Ice cream cake is the absolute best for Summer Birthday's
Bikini Bottom  never looked as good as it does in my dining room ...
and Rory can spot Spongbob from a mile away... then yells SpongeBob SpongeBob till we agree...
I sometimes wonder how much longer I can stand to not be near my family... 
I miss them so much especially my Sister who is SUPER COOL  &
who Griffin Shares his Birthday with.
I love ya SIS! Your the Best Sister I could ever ask for.


Also deal alert.... Walmart is marking down the scrapbooking section
 ( actually the entire crafts area was marked down )
& I of course have been  going every week to check out the deals.
Today I bought  the Cricut storybook cartridge for 23.00! 
I know  I can't believe it either...
 they had Tinkerbell, cars, and a few other carts marked that low too!
So if I were you I would run over to my local walmart &
 see if they have any left I know these will go fast!
Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge #52

Hello Everyone!
I have a super announcement today!
I was offered the Design Team Leader position for the
MyGrafico Design Team & have accepted!
I am so excited to do this and I hope I do as great job as
Martha has done while I was a DT Member.

If your interested in becoming a Design Team Member
Please email me at

As for this weeks Challenge with Fathers Day just around the corner
we worked with some super cute Fathers Day stamps by Kelly Medina

that can work for alot Guy related themes not just Fathers day.

I came up with this ...

First I colored the image with copic markers, then took a white pen and did some higlights.
I used a large paint chip for the background ran it through the cuttlebug
with the Stars embossing folder, then sanded it to show the stars off.
I then added some ribbon popped the Tie & sentiment off the card.
A simple but very masculine Fathers Day card.

Thanks for looking!
Don't forget to apply to the DT!

MyGrafico Design Team Call

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I broke down... & more

I Finally broke down and I bought a CINCH binding machine...
I have wanted something like that for about 2 years
 but I have made do without it.
 My SIL has a BIA and I knew she would let me use hers
When I heard about the CINCH a while back I knew I would have to buy it.
it was on sale at OMC ( )  used a 20% off coupon ...

Now I will be able to bind albums better
  than I did previously with the O-Rings.

I have also been getting lots of inspiration from Kathy
(AKA)  & on the cricut Message boards Paperphenomenon.
She won the Cropping with the Stars on , her project was so awesome...
She has the best U-Stream classes ...
I have seen all of her classes (except for the very first one)
 & I was super sad because I missed it.
 If you haven't seen her stuff yet you have to check it out...
 you will love it !

I also wanted to share a little something..

This is just pieced together not glued
Aren't they cute!
I made these in the MTC ( Make the Cut software)
which I so love... this was from a coloring page ( how cool is that right?)
I am working on making a St. Louis Blues  Hockey album
of us at different games and the Peoria Riverman games...


I am still making Griffin's Birthday  party stuff
The SpongeBob cricut cart is getting alot of use
I also bought a bunch of SpongeBob party stuff so we will be all
SpongeBob'd out for this party.

 I hope to be able to share some stuff soon but
nothing is ready and I have really only cut a tiny bit
of what I need to so stay tuned for all of that!
I don't have much time left! Ack!
& My SIL the Super Cool Aunt Jen is making
the cake with her Cricut cake machine so
she needs the SpongeBob cart soon! aghhhhh
 ( whip cracking in the background)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Grafico Challenge #51

Hi everyone!
 if your looking for the challenge
we have recently made changes and we now have our challenges at  our NING community
I really hope you will join us for this weeks challenge!
Get the details below and play along !

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge.
Here is the sketch we used

Here is my Sketch card...

Here is a card I made with this set for the virtual crop a little bit ago...

 Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Brad's Birthday...

Hi again,
  I have had a very busy 2 weeks.
Been busy trying to make stuff for Griffin's Birthday Party
(or should I say design & plan)
I am really hope it will all turn out really cute ,
Of course he is only turning 4 so he has no real friends
( I didn't want to invite the kids from school or from the Moms group just yet)
The theme is SpongeBob Square pants
so The cricut cartridge will be coming in handy.

Brads Birthday  just passed and I made a cute card for  him...
He liked it ...  :D

and I got to use my new MTC ( make the cut software)
to make some of Penny Duncan's awesome nesting files for the embossing.

Made them out of a KIX cereal box... works great!

Brad's Mom made him a BIG Cookie &
his Sister cut out fondant with the
 Cricut Cake to decorate it.

I didn't get to take a picture of it before Brad took his slice ..LOL
mmmmm.... it was yummy so I can't blame him for digging in!

thats it for now... more to come!
Have a great day & Thanks for stopping by!