Welcome to my mind. I love color, I love textures, and am looking forward to showing you what I come up with!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Circles

I am going to try and participate in as many daily challenges as I can! It really helps get me motivated and seeing others' creations helps inspire me! Today's challenge was to use circles in your design. I started with the dandelion off of Storybook and went from there!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cart Designs

I'm helping out another blog by doing some of the designs that come with the carts in the manual. So far I've done the Pagoda and Cars ones and hopefully I will get to do some more! Here's what I have for now!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Keeping the Kids Entertained

So you ask, what do you do with your kids while you're scrapping? Well, let me show you. The kids are fascinated with the Cricut and love paper, just like mommy! I've made them a personalized shoe box that holds their "toys." Obviously, we love Cars and are slowly going through making them all. I really enjoy doing it and so do they! I can't wait to start making paper dolls! I LOVED them when I was little!

Creative Escape Entry

The Cricut Circle had a contest partnered with Provo Craft and Bazzill Basics Paper Company where we created cards to donate to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Card had to be 4 1/4 by 5 inches and made only with Bazzill papers and PC products. Today is the final day they are accepting entries so I thought I would post what I mailed in!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Glitter Incident

So it's been years since I've played with glitter and I am not the least clumsy person in the world. So, I open up my first tub of super fine glitter - it goes everywhere! Wish I had taken a photo then. On the floor, the chair, me, I'm totally shocked there was any left in the tub. But, a little glitter goes a long way and while I have a lot to learn, I had fun. The shimmery, shiny cards I like too!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom - Day Late!

Fell asleep before I could post this last night, but birthday card I made for my mom for her birthday! I did get inspiration on using the bling and tulle off the cc board, SandieOxley! I was so excited when I got French Manor and saw the dress form. My mom loves them, so I knew exactly what her birthday card would be!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

October Layout and my space

I did this layout from one of the challenges on the message board and I really had fun doing it! I found a new use for cotton balls - cobwebs! I'm also in the process of revamping my craft area and once it's done I will post before and after shots!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lightning Storm

In honor of the awesome lightning storm that we had going on tonight, I share with you one of my favorite lightning photos:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some Photography

I have been a photographer for so many years - I just love it, love it, love it. Since having kids I've been mostly doing children's portraits (more photos of that to come) but have recently been reverting back to my nature photography. Just a few that I've taken lately. I can't just take a picture how it is - may as well change it up a bit as you will see in the images below.

A couple more flower shots - this orange one is my favorite:

And we can't forget the elusive Cricut - grasshopper...whatever. =)

Cricut Circle

I am so excited to be a part of the Cricut Circle! The first exclusive cart is out: French Manor and the message boards are up! I can't wait to see how this goes and am excited to see what the next cart will be! Here's a birthday card I made for a friend using French Manor.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cards - Father's Day and Memorial Day

Just a few cards I've made - you can click on any image to see it in more detail.
This first one was made for my husband using Dress Up Paper Dolls. I had so much fun with it!

Made for my FIL using Wild Card and Everyday Paper Dolls

Made for my dad using Wild Card, Mother's Day, and Everyday Paper Dolls.

A couple I made using Stand and Salute and playing with it!

New Blog

Hey everyone! Not only am I inspired by color, but by all the wonderful creative blogs out there, so I hope to add to that collection! I'm fairly new to the wonderful world of the Cricut, but not to crafts and artistic design. I'll be featuring cards, layouts, photographs, paintings, anything I have created and hope to inspire as well!