Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Great Give Away

Debbie at The Crafty Cuttings of Wiccababe is giving away some great blog candy just in time for the New Year! I haven't tried Sugar Nellie Stamps yet but drool everytime I see them and am hoping to add some to my collection in 2011. I have some Promarkers and LOVE them! Check out Debbie's great give away here http://wiccababe.blogspot.com Maybe you can start a collection too!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Letraset's New Websight and a Giveaway!

Letraset is the maker of Promarkers which I'm really loving! They have a great tip that I like better than copic and I like the price better too! Here is a link to their blog http://www.letrasetuk.blogspot.com/ and their new website http://www.letraset.com/ You'll find lots of good tutorials and they are giving away 10 of their Promarker 5 Packs. Wouldn't that be great for the New Year!?! Check them out!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Cutest Little Snowman!

Isn't he darling! Ms Fossler's first grade was making these and I fell so in love with them. The moms who were helping made one for me! I was in tears! So cute!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Have you seen this FANTASTIC Give Away?

Enfys at Going Buggy is giving away 148 alcohol markers from Promarkers!!! She is also doing some really great videos on using alcohol markers (Promarkers, Copics etc.) where she demos the basics of skin, denim, hair, and more! Hop on over and check her out!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School!

Made these for the kiddo's teachers. Got the directions from Momo's Blog (she's just the best)! My little girl is a SIXTH GRADER! When did that happen? Gotta run, tradition dictates that we go get a hot chocolate for the first day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wouldn't you love to win!!!

Jodi at INKED INSPIRATIONS is celebrating her birthday with 5 wonderful giveaways! This is one of them which I just love! She's so generous! I actually just discovered her blog and am following for sure! Hop on over to her blog to sign up for a chance to win! http://inkedinspirations.blogspot.com

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm Back! Throwback Thursday Challenge!

I really didn't fall off the edge of the Earth! I've been cleaning my scraproom (which was kinda a black hole)! I've also been enjoying summer with the family. The last couple of weeks have held the Brewclub Campout, Aidan's Cubscout camp, and 4th of July at our friend's cabin! So much fun and great time with friends and family.
This weeks Throwback Thursday from Emma at My Creative Time is all about Animals! I wanted to do a mini album for our friends the Nygards who had us to their cabin and since I had to do Animals for Emma's challenge, it was a double wammy! I don't have Zoobaloo so I used Animal Kingdom to do the squirrel, bear and moose and then I used Graphically Speaking for the Nature word. I think it turned out really cute!
So this was my first mini album using my G (Rose Lee) She had lots of fun telling my E to cut out chipboard! I think I'll stick with using recycled cereal and soda boxes for these. Those cut really easy and didn't make my E squeek and groan!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Clear Acrylic Stamps SOLD

Posted these on here for the Cricut Product Review and Deals folks to look at.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Throwback Thursday Project in the nick of time!

Emma at My Crative Time had another Throwback Thursday Challenge for everyone. This time she went back to the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge and challenged us to make a scrapbook layout. The only thing was, the anual Brew Club Campout started at noon on Friday and wouldn't ya know I had a migrain on Thursday...Not to worry, I took my good friend Gypsy (Rose Lee) and spent some quiet camping time with her! I actually had come up with a layout for our Hawaii Album but changed my mine (it's a girls perogative!) and came up with this instead.

Doodlecharms has so many great cuts but when I looked at some of the other posts, most of my favorites had been used. That said, I tried to go in a bit of a different direction. There are actually 2 Doodlecharms cuts here.
1. The trees are the boarder function on page 125. Perfect spruce tree look!
2. The stick frames are made by using Rose Lee to weld the sticks on page 95. (I'm getting more adventurous with each use of my Gypsy!)

My cardstock was all Bazzill, the patterned paper is from We R Memory Keepers (Grandma's Kitchen I think). I used the Stamped Cartridge to do the lettering. I am kinda thinking about doing some doodling on the trees but not sure yet.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed my take on this challenge. Click on Emma's blinkie on the side of the page to see her WONDERFUL sight!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Air Force Pararescue Memorial Ceremony

I was blessed for a time to work as an Air Force Rescue Radio Operator in the Alaska Air Guard. I got to work with some of the most elite AF guys there are, Pararescuemen. They would be kinda the AF equivilant of Green Berets or Seals. One HUGE difference is they are trained to SAVE people. The AK PJ's are all EMT's and all jump and dive qualified. They are a crazy, fun bunch of guys who don't take anyone's guff. Sadly, 2 PJ's were lost on June 9th, in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Please watch this and remember that freedom isn't free and there are those who will do things, THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Prepping for Cub Scout Camp! Thanks Momo!

Aidan will be headed to camp in about a week and I wanted to make him some cute cards. You know how they love getting mail at camp and since Ed goes with him, I can just give the stack to Daddy so no postage.

I did want to stick with a "Campy" theme and these cuts from Create a Critter worked perfectly! I did kinda mess up and cut the larger ones at 3" instead of 2.5" so I just made those cards 4x4 and the smaller ones are 3x3. I used only scraps (except for the card base) for this and I think they're all Bazzill. I really love how they turned out and will be making more like them in the future.
Oh, these were totally inspired by Momo's Kids Cards that she did last week on her blog! You should check it out! THANKS MOMO!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Howdy! It's Throwback Thursday Partner!

Emma at My Creative Time http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ has done it again!! She's taken one of my favorite "old" Cricut cartridges and set up a Throwback Thursday Challenge. The cartridge we are using is Paper Doll Dress Up which I think was one of the first I bought. It has soooo much on it~cars, spaceships, dinosaurs, castles, wagons, animals and more. It also has one of the best fences on any cartridge IMO. Delanie and I saw this one at Michaels for $19.99 so if you don't have it, GO GET IT!!!!
So besides using Paper Doll Dress Up, Emma's challange was to do something 3-D or altered (ya know anything but a card). I chose to do this cute paint can using my neighbor's son, Henry (3), as insperation. EVERYTHING is about horses with him and yes, he has a horse head on a stick! I did have to kinda paper piece the horse but I think it looks great! Oh and the "Howdy" came from Create a Critter which I found by using the search on Rose Lee!
I've made these paint cans before and the neat thing is my wonderful husband, Ed, (love ya babe!) cuts a slit in the top of the can so the kiddos can use them as banks. I usually use them as the gift "bag" and put some goodies inside.
This is the back of the can. All the paper is Bazzil except for the background which is from an old CTMH Father's Day kit. The only thing I wish I had was some cut Peachy Keen face stamps! Maybe I'll be Emma's lucky winner!!!! (fingers crossed!)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Two of my Favorite Things

Well, I'm working on cleaning up my Scrap Space. In the last year it has become a catch-all for everything from extra shelving units to kid's clothes and oh yea, some scrap stuff I haven't touched! I am not necessarily the neatest scrapper but I do want to be able to move my chair around and get to my stuff.
I do have 2 things to share that are my FAVORITES as far as storage in my space are concerned. The top photo shows my shoe rack adaptation of a Clip it Up. We took off the shoe holders and voila~~~Super Sturdy, metal, only $9 or $10 CIU. The second picture is of my old CM Rolling Tote (remember those?) that has been adapted to hold 12x12 file folders and my cardstock. I don't go to crops as much as I used to but this baby is a life saver when I do! So what do each of these things have in common? Both were adapted by my wonderful Hubby Ed! He welded and cut and fixed them just for me! He's really a great guy and I love how he let's me have a whole room just for me! (oh, he's got a 3 car garage!)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Throwback Thursday 49er

Emma at My Creative Time http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ has been doing challenges using some of the older Cricut Cartridges. This week she picked one of my favorites Stretch Your Imagination! It's a great cart especially since it has all 4 seasons and lots of holidays. I've always loved this little jar of lightning bugs, maybe because we don't have lightning bugs in Alaska. The main challenge is to use the colors brown, blue, and red. I also wanted to use my new Gypsy (Rose Lee) since I've only had her about a week. I figured out how to make a shape card (yippee for me)!!!! I do need to figure out how to make the bottom of the card flat so I can stand it up! Hope you like it!