Monday, June 28, 2010

Cricut Lite Excitement!!

Well, it is late here...just got my daughter to sleep, she is not feeling well and was up with a bad tummy ache. So we were in my bed I love moments like those...not that she is sick, but that we could be up late together just talking!! She finally fell asleep next to me!
I just wanted to jump on and share my excitement!!
Today, I took the kids to visit my Gram...over an hour away and we went to Olive Garden for lunch (our favorite place) and then we ran over to Wally World, my Son was on the hunt for a fishing pole...we walked around and he found what he was looking for and then I hit the scrapbook section......they had all 24 Cricut lite cartridges ( no, sorry they were out of the cat one)! I was so excited, I took my Daughter's picture in front of all the carts...she was as excited as I was! There were so many to look at, I picked up a few that I was interested in, but I couldn't put down lacy labels, so I bought it! I hate spending full price on anything, so that was a big deal. I felt guilty buying it knowing that we are going on vacation soon! So, long story short....I came home from our outing and my Husband called from work and said to just go ahead and join the CRICUT CIRCLE (a new Cicut MB with exclusive cartridges and many perks)! So I when I first got the invite, I was upset with the price, but if you break it down and realize what you get, it isn't that bad. I didn't think I wanted to join...actually I wasn't, I thought it was ridiculous and over priced, but now that it was reaching the cut off date and it was by invite only, I caved in and joined. I am excited about a new venture and I can't wait to see what it is really all about! I am excited to get my welcome package and the first cartridge French Manor! I feel guilty about spending that kind of money on something like this so I hope that it lives up to my expectations!

I will post some creations with the new lacy labels cartridge over the next couple of days!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Remember This Day!

Is everyone enjoying their Sunday is Sunday isn't it? Lol!! I get the days all messed up when the kids are home for the Summer! I have been cleaning up all day in preparation for a yard sale...and it is hot hot hot!!
Anyway, I just wanted to share this layout that I did last month...I never posted it because I was trying to find the date of the pic, as you can see, I still haven't found it. I am guessing that it is from 2006 because my DD looks like she was 3 ish....isn't that terrible, I can't remember. Anyway, I bought this kit from Scrapbook Circle, because I thought it would be perfect for some pics of the outdoors with the kids. I did steal Aymee's idea of cutting out the patterned paper...I hope you don't mind can check out her blog here! I also cut a frame and used pop dots to adhere and give some dimension. I added some twine and some silver medals that I found at M's on clearance for $1. I also added some tiny alphas and a rubon...everything else was in the kit. I am so happy that I ordered this kit and I LOVE how this layout turned out. When I finally get the date on here I may frame it and hang it in the hallway!!
Have a great rest of the day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

School's out for Summer!!

Today was officially the last day of school for the kids! We are excited to have them home for the
Summer and they are excited to have a break from school! We had the official bell ringing ceremony this morning...they were dismissed at 10:30! I now have a First and Fourth grader...where does the time go?

These are the cards that I made for all of the teachers with gift cards enclosed! I used a MS double rings punch (found in the store), a stamp and cut the apple using Give a Hoot cricut cartridge and embossed it with divine swirls!
I was feeling the Summer heat, so I made this page using the Sweet Summertime kit from a new company called Echo Park. I love all the vibrant double sided paper, the letter stickers, tags and sticker embellies! I also used the zutter Distrezz-it-All! Both the kit and the Distrezz-it-All can be found in the thoughts2paper store!

Here is a card that I made using the Sweet Summertime kit! I added a ribbon and some stickers to the envelope! I just love the fun colors and embellies in this kit!!

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Forever Young Purse and Note Cards!

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you some mini 3x3 notecards that I made with a matching purse for my Daughter. This was one of her Friday after school treats and she absolutely loved it. I used the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge and a fiskars punch! I used my gypsy for this and stretched the purse to fit on the 12x12 mat and the 3x3 note cards fit beautifully inside! I just adore this fun girly cartridge and can't wait to design more with it!
Have a fabulous day today!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies, I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends! My Husband has to work today, so we will clean up and finish up some projects. We are having a bbq with my parents later in the afternoon! Here is a card that I designed for kids will give it to their Daddy! To match the card, I created this mini album for my husband! I used some thin chipboard, the bind it all, the distrezz it all and My Family paper kit. The distrezz it all adds so much dimension to any project and can be found in the thoughts2paper store along with the My Family kit!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Family Ties!

Here is a simple layout that I designed for Thoughts2paper using an awesome kit called My Family by Fancy Pants that can be found in the store! I based my layout on an awesome diecut called classic 11 1/2...also found in the store. I used the chipboard diecut and traced it onto a piece of patterned paper from the kit...that is the base of my layout! These diecuts can be ordered in cardstock or in chipboard, which is great for tracing onto your own coordinating papers! My journaling is hidden under the cardstock title using some cardstock hinges!

Supplies: My Family kit (rubons included), My Family trim, classic diecut, Unity 12 Months of Goodness stamp and Kraft cardstock...all of which can be found in the store!

P.S. Father's Day is Sunday...don't forget to make your Father a special card! Tune in on Sunday for a card that I made my Husband along with a little project that I made!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Change for a Good Cause!

Today was a huge day for us here. My Daughter's school was hosting a Locks for Love event. Locks for Love is an orgnization that uses hair from donations to make wigs for children who can't grow hair. So, today, my 6 year old Daughter Samantha donated 13 inches of her hair. She was so excited and so proud and so were we. We had tears of joy for our Daughter to take such a big step. It took her 6 years with only one trim to grow her hair. She had a wonderful experience and everyone was so kind. She looks so grown up now! She is a young girl with a BIG heart!

Here she is before:

And here she is after making a big difference in another little girls life:

Father's Day Layout with the Distrzz it All!

Hi ladies....happy Tuesday! Today is the 15th and that means another fabulous sketch at Thoughts2paper! Here is sketch #4 made by Del...

If you have not played along in these sketches please come join in, they are a great way to get creative with a little jump start! I absolutely love Del's sketches, they are just the mojo I need to scrap a fast layout and boy these will come in handy this busy summer!

Seeing as it is coming up on Father's Day, I decided to do a layout for my Husband using pictures of him and the kids and I wanted to make it 'manly', so I used the ever so handy tool....the Distress it All by it and it can be found in the store...don't forget the sale is still going on, use coupon code DadDay30 to receive 30% off!

Here is what I created using this sketch....

Supplies: Distezz it All by Zutter, Helmar 450 adhesive, zapdots: all of which can be found in the store! My Family papers, embellishments, rubons and ribbon trims (coming soon to the store) by Fancy Pants Designs. I also used some cardstock, ink and twine.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beachy keen cake!

Hi ladies, hope you all had a great weekend! We were super busy...yesterday, I spent all day making a 3 tier cake for my in laws 40th Anniversary party that my SIL and I planned! I spent about 6 hours on this cake, but I have to say for my first tiered cake, I think it came out great. There were some flaws, but all in all it went over so good. The bottom layer was strawberry filling, the middle layer was chocolate pudding and the top was just buttercream (my hubby doesn't like filling). I made my own buttercream frosting and used fondant that was died to match the adorable beachy cake topper! I bought the sugar seashells, I thought they were perfect for the cake! Everyone raved about it and made me blush! So, here is myself and the cake...mind you this picture was taken after many hours of set up and preparing for the! Now that all of my parties are done, I am all set to start scrapping again...until Wednesday...the kids have field day and beach parties and my daughter is marking a milestone in her life...a huge one in my eyes. Samantha at age 6 is donating over 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love and I am very emotional over it. So stay tuned for some cutie patutie pictures of her!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Father's Day 30% off Sale at Thoughts2Paper!

Just wanted to let you know that Liz has a great Father's Day sale going on now!! Everything in the store is 30% off....woo hoo!! The coupon code for the discount is DadDay30 (needs to be entered correctly for the discount) come on over to the thoughts2paper store for your discount. There are awesome papers, fun cricut cartridges, Helmar adhesives and the new Tim Holtz embossing folders!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hats off to the GRAD!!

Here is a quick 20 minute card that I made for the 365 cards challenge! We had to use atleast 3 of something and everything had to be in a row! With it being graduation time, I chose to do a graduation card in our school color. It took me most of the time to find this pp in my stash that was perfect for this card. I cut the hats and the diploma with my Cricut using 'A Childs Year' cartridge and I embossed both the background and the hats. This came together so quickly and easily and I like the end to find a graduate to give it!!

A Refreshing Glass of Lemonade!

Here is a cute card made with the 'Just Because Cards' cricut is full of phrases and images for the cutest everyday cards! You can purchase this cartridge at the thoughts2paper store! I used Bazzil cardstock and some pp from is probably hard to tell, but I used glossy accents on the lemonade and the inside of the looks like a real refreshing glass of lemonade! I also used a white gel pen for some dotted accents on the letters! I hope you have a 'refreshing' day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Critter Cards...Udderly Adorable!

Here are some udderly adorable critter cards using the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge! You can find this cartridge at the thoughts2paper will love this cartridge. As soon as I got it, my kids and I had so much fun just cutting and glueing these little critter together! I made them into A2 size cards with just some papers from my scraps...the sentiments are typed on the computer! This cartridge is a must have for the cricut enthusiast like myself! There will be many more cards to come with all the cute little critters on this cartridge! Go grab your cartridge today at thoughts2paper!!

Lil' Robots

Good morning friends, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

I want to share with you a layout that I made using a thoughts2paper sketch that was created by Del. I absolutely love her sketches, they are just so inspiring! I made this layout using the My Mind's Eye Lil' Robots papers and diecuts! I thought this kit was so cute for my is so boyish and just fun!!

Here is the thoughts2paper sketch.......and here is what I did with it......

I hope that this sketch inspires you as it did me and that you will join us at thoughts2paper and play along!