Monday, November 22, 2010

YAY! Another Blog Award!

Thank you, thank you Wende!  Wende at Passionately Paper awarded me with this super cute Blog Award, ‘The Stylish Blogger Award’.  This is my second award and really does make you feel like all the time we waste on these lovely little blogs is actually worth it.  In the words of Stuart Smalley from SNL…I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.  LOL!  And doesn’t this just match great with my theme J

The Stylish Award comes with some fun to do's!!!! 
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Eight things about me:

1.   I have been with my husband for going on 20 years and I am only 37 (YIKES! That is more than half of my life!!)   
2.   I have two amazing dogs. They are 80 lb and 100 lb lap dogs, hehehe.  Love, love, love them!
3.   I love crafting, mostly paper or Cricut related crafting.
4.   I am learning photography
5.   I am a certified scuba diver – bet you couldn’t figure that one out LOL!!
6.   I love to cruise!  Not in a car, but on a Cruise ship…great way to travel and see different destinations.
7.   I am very anal; so anal that I have a hard time crafting because I nit-pick my work to death.
8.   My favorite color is green and has been my entire life…when I was 5 my parents bought the house I grew up in and it just happened to be Olive Green (yes, I am a child of the 70s/80s) and they said when we pulled up to it for the first time my face was frozen with a huge smile and all I could say was “It’s Green, it’s green!  You got me a green house!”.  Yup, for many years I went on believing that they chose the house just for me because it was green…HAHAHA!

It is extremely hard to choose only eight of the many blogs I follow.  Since I have to select 8 ‘recently discovered’ blogs I feel these are the ladies that deserve it:
7.       Joanna at Scrap-Making

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birthday Diva!

My youngest niece turned 6 last week (yes, I gave her the card on time, just a little late with the post J).  Last year I gave her this guitar for her birthday.  She absolutely loved it.  In fact a few weeks ago she told me that she had been rockin’ it hard.  I got so tickled.  Being that we call her the drama queen of the family and that she had been “rockin’ it” I came up with this idea for her birthday card: 


SU! Pixie Pink - card base and Birthday diva
DCWV Rock Star - heart patterned background paper
SU! Perfect Plum or Lovely Lilac  (sorry!) for clothing and shadow for ‘Birthday’
Basic Black cardstock – card base and base cut of the girl
SU! Blush Blossom - skin color
Chrome paper (sorry don’t know the mfg) – Crown layer and guitar handle

Cricut Cartridge(s):
Rock Princess – Brttny, pg 28
Rock Princess – ‘Birthday’ welded and shadowed, on the Gypsy, using the heart font
Rock Princess – ‘Diva’, pg 69

PK Glitz Glitter Glitz, Eggplant – Guitar
Stickles, Magenta – Headband
Stickles, Waterfall - Eyes
Celebrate It Ribbon from Michael’s
Uniball Signo Pen (broad), White for doodling

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to an oldie but goodie!

My Uncle Rick has a birthday coming up and he has always been into cars. So I saw this really cute older style car on Holiday Cakes (yeah, I know...of all places?!) and I knew I had to use it for him. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the road and Zooballoo for the grass. The Happy Birthday and to an oldie but goodie sentiments were cut using AR Bonne font with MTC software.  I love how the car came out. I had some "chrome" paper that I used for the detailing on the car and I used Real Red cardstock from SU! and coated it with Glossy Accents to give it that sleek, slick just waxed candy apple red car look. I think he will love it!

Halloween Treat Boxes

Simple and cute treat boxes.  Frankenstein box idea came from one of my craft magazines.  I designed a file on my Gypsy for the eyes and hair using George.  I made them for my employees and they just loved them!

This Cookie Tower was designed by Kasey’s Creations and was very easy to make.  The cuts were from Happy Hauntings cart.  I made this for the girls I used to work with…they always loved my craftiness (I think one of them (Zhade) misses it ;)).