Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloweeeeeeennnn!!!! BOO!!

Here is a "Spooky" Halloween banner that my son and I made! I cut the banner using my cricut and Country Life cartridge and added a drippy goo border to the tops using the MS punch. I added some eyelets to make it sturdy and used ribbons (from the $ bin at target) to tie them together! We made the pleated flowers using the MS scoreboard and some hot son loved the hot glue gun and was very careful with it! I cut the cauldron, the potion bottle and the skeleton using the cricut October 31st cartridge. We just used some odds and ends spooky things that we had in our Halloween bucket. The acetate cuts are from recolections and were a great touch to our Spooky banner! We love how it turned out and it looks great in our living room!!

Here are my "SPOOKY" children this year at the Halloween parade and trick or treating in town!

This is Christopher's pumpkin that he carved by himself using a template......I think it turned out great....and looks just as spooky as he does in his costume!!

This is Samantha's pumpkin that we did together, we chose a not so scary pumpkin face and I think it looks great!!!

As we were carving the pumpkins this year....I remembered why we didn't do it last year....what a gooey mess! It really is fun though!

Here is an owl that Christopher made at his class halloween party....the cutest owl ever! The parent who chose this craft deserves so much credit...she hand cut all the pieces for this and had to cut enough for 22 kids! I think it is just adorable!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous day full of tricks and treats.....maybe not so much on the tricks, but I for one will be enjoying a treat or two when the kids go to!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gone For So Long!!!

I feel like I have been MIA....well I guess I have, I can't believe it has been over 3 weeks since my last post and Halloween is almost here!
I have been busy decluttering my house and trying to go through so much stuff and donate what we don't use! It is a HUGE task! I have been going to bed at 8 pm with the!
We just went to Pennsylvania with the kids for the Cricut Circle Meet up in Valley Forge! It was so nice to meet so many familiar faces. We traded calling cards and ribbons and flowers, so much fun! After the meet up we went to the National Park and the kids got to walk and make friends and then we went to eat lunch! It was a great day! Oh, and I won at the meet up!! I won a set of the 3 Seasonal Cartridges.....Thanksgiving, Christmas Cards and Christmas Village! I was super excited and can't wait to play with them!

Here is my calling card that I made using the Cindy Loo Cartridge!

Here we are in the Valley Forge National was such a beautiful day!

I have a few more pictures to share from a Halloween Party that the kids went to at a local pumpkin patch...My daughter is a witch..who didn't like her eye makeup, but I thought it was cute and my 9 year old son didn't dress up, but wore a skeleton sweatshirt!

I hope to be able to get back into crafting soon and play with those new cartridges! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Tiger!!

Well, I know it is late in the day to post this, but I promise I have a good reason! I want to wish my wonderful Husband Chris a very Happy Birthday!!!!! He is 39 today....just so you know I am a lot younger...heehee!! I keep teasing him that this is his last year in his 30's!!

I made him a cute card...I wanted to keep it cute and silly, so I made him a Tiger shaped card using CAC and my Gypsy...the inside says Happy Birthday Tiger!!!!
I have been adding googlie eyes to almost everything lately, I think they are a cute touch! So, this card started my whole shaped card craze. I spent a late night on my Gypsy, just designing some shaped cards....I still have not cut them all out, but I have 2 others to share with you!
So, my reason for posting so late is that our new washer and dryer were delivered today with my hubby was out...I hate being alone for deliveries. So, it was terrential rain the minute that they pulled into the driveway....I opened the garage door and they took the old and I mean old washer and dryer out...they were dragging it on the floor and I was starting to get irritated. Then in came the new washer and dryer...the man told me to stay back ( I wanted to be in there to make sure that they were ok, but I moved and all I heard was banging and clashing. I gritted my teeth and went back in. I was wiping the side of the washer because it was soaked from the rain and it was going to be up against the dryer....the man said, " Maam, I don't have time for you to be doing that, I have a lot of stops to make in a short time!" I said, well, surely you have 5 seconds to spare so I can wipe this down and I did. I was not happy with them. The w& d stick so far out from the wall and I was disappointed, they were not flush with the wall because of the dryer vent!

My laundry room is small and they took up the whole room with very little space. So the men leave and I was ticked off and then I continued to mop the floor and vac again. I wiped down the other side of the washer and there was a 3 inch gash with metal showing and I wanted to be sick. The dryer also had a gash and the pedestools that they are on were banged up. I was pissed!!!!! Then the school nurse calls and tells me that my son had to picked up because he had a sore throat.....please. So I run down to the school and pick him up, he didn't feel well, he is getting a cold. When we get home, my son notices that the washer box was thrown on the gutter and came disconnected and the rain was running into the driveway.....I was again not happy! So, when my Dh came home I showed him while I was in tears and he called the store and we are getting a new washer and dryer within 2 weeks. It was just unacceptable, if I had caused the scratches then I would live with it, but these guys were careless and in a rush!

So that is my excuse....we are now at my parents house and my Mommy cooked Chris' favorite meal, pot roast and mashed potatoes, yummy!!!!!
So with all of that being is my new huge washer and dryer.....
As you can see, they are almost as big as my 9 year old son.......does he look sick to you?????? He was quite fine when he came home!

Here is a simple shaped card, using the pumpkin from CAC, this is for my little 1 year old niece...inside says...lil punkin!! is my turkey card also for my that they live in North Carolina, I send them cards all the time and they just love them!!! This turkey is also from CAC, just a perfect cartridge for making shaped cards with your gypsy!! I love how this turned out, I used polka dots for the hat and divine swirls for the feathers and of course added some googlie eyes! The front says gobble and the inside says gobble! I think my nieces will just love this card for Thanksgiving!!!