Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quick and easy cards

As promised here are a couple of quick cards that I made with my new Cricut Create. (did I mention that I love it?) lol

This card is made with Stampin' Up! Card stock and the "hello" stamp is from the "Hello Again" set also from Stampin' Up! The sunflower is from my Cricut cartridge "Walk In My Garden". I embossed the white cardstock with an embossing folder and the ribbon is from a discount bin :)

OK, this is one of my favorite little guys (although I adore all of the "critters"). This was made with the "Create a Critter" cartridge (This is my kids' favorite) Card stock from Stampin' Up! (SU) along with the "for you" stamp from the "Vintage Labels" set. The ribbon is *new* from SU in the new catalog being released July 1.

This little fire dog is my favorite!!!!

With all of these critters, I see the "need" for the new My Pink Stamper "Punny" stamps :) I love her videos too, great tips if you are thinking about getting a Cricut (which I highly recommend).

Well, I'm off to create some more critters... see you soon!

Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm in Love!!!!!

Hello all,
I just have to share...I got a Cricut today!!! Woo Hoo! I decided to get the smaller Cricut Create (due to space and budget constraints) Michael's is having a HUGE sale on the machine and the cartridges. It is very easy to use...I just plugged it in and got going (OK, I've watched about 100 videos...drooling over the possibilities for weeks) It really wasn't that difficult though. The kids think I'm the coolest ever!!!! I will make some adorable cards with the critters and such that I have made. I just couldn't help sharing the excitement!!!

See you soon!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bright and Brighter!

Hello there all my crafty friends!
I hope that your weekend is starting off great! It is VERY hot here in SC (great weather to stay inside and create). So that is exactly what I did. I thought it was time for some brighter fun Summer time colors. One of my friends once told me that her favoite colors were "bright and brighter" and these cards made me think of that. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Because I Care...

Hello again,
I wanted to share a new stamp set from Stampin' Up! with you. It is called "Because I care". It is so beautiful!!!!!! I knew the moment I saw it that it had to be mine. The main feature is a hydrangea (my favorite flower!) Ok, here are a few pics of a quick card that I did. Couldn't get the colors to show as well as I had hoped, but didn't have time to run into town for some fresh batteries :) The card base is Handsome Hunter, accented by Almost Amethyst and Marina Mist (a new color in the 2010-2011 catalog). There are a lot of new colors and I can't wait to share them with you.

Here is the front of the card. It opens with the Almost Amethyst layer.
Dimensional view
Here is the inside of the card

This is a simple card with a lot of color. (the pictures just don't do it justice). I would like to use this stamp set for a Victorian card in the future. There is some new Stampin' Up! lace and pearl embellishments that I need to acquire.

I hope that you are all enjoying Summer!
See you again soon.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Totally a Tuesday!

I had intended to post some fabulous creations for you tonight, but it was one of "those" days. :) Super long day at work, finally got home about 8:00 pm (left for work at 5:00am -UGH!) Thankfully I get to work from my virtual office for the next week. I am so thankful that my employer is so accommodating!! I am very lucky to have them.

I did get a chance to enjoy the kids and some firefly chasing fun this evening. I love to watch the excitement on the kids faces, it is such a blessing.

OK, back to those fabulous creations... I guess that I got a little distracted, but I really do plan to have something posted for you tomorrow. Actually it is a sneak peak from the new Stampin' Up catalog (Shhhhh...don't tell anyone...lol)

Thanks for stopping by! See you again tomorrow!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thank you

Here is a sample of some cards that I recently made. All supplies are from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

First Post!!!

Well, I guess this is where it will all begin. This is my first post, and I know things will only get better from here.

I will start off with a little background of where this journey started...
I was introduced to scrapbooking in the mid-1990's when a co-worker of mine invited me to her home for a creative memories demonstration. I was immediately hooked (and this was back in the days of white pages, pictures cut with decorative scissors and minimal embellishments that consisted of triangles of patterned paper in opposite corners of each page) All of this eventually lead to me working and teaching at a local scrapbooking store in St. Petersburg, FL where I met the "Three paper dolls" (more on this later) and went to my first scrapbook expo... WOW! Two kids and a Bachelor's Degree later, I find myself returning to my love of paper and a world that amazes me. I have a lot of scrapbooking to do to "catch up" and I appreciate you letting me share this with you. For the past few years (ok, about 8) I have been actively card making and stamping (I love the instant gratification). I hope you enjoy what you see and I look forward to your feedback as well.

See you again soon!~