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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Weekly Challenge #26 - Just Because!

This week we are doing a just because layout/card and since I'm starting to work on my son's 2nd year book, this worked out perfectly! I had a lot of fun with this and hope you enjoy it! I got to use Nate's ABCs and my stickles, of course, so I was happy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Swarm Projects

I didn't get as much done this weekend as I wanted to, but I did pretty well!

Here is my Easter layout - had such fun with this! Used my new stickles to decorate the eggs and just had a good time! I used 3 Birds on Parade, Create a Critter, and Picturesque on this one.

This was last October at grandma's and I got to break open Kate's ABCs (I bought the night before leaving for the swarm!) and Nate's ABCs on this one! LOVE those carts!

This one was just fun - my silly little man! Used Boys Will Be Boys and 3 Birds on Parade for this one - and stickles, of course!

This was the first layout I did this weekend. I wanted an excuse to use the adorable pianos on Playtime and I did! I also used Twinkle Toes on this too and my glimmer mist for the first time!

Cricut Circle Stampede Photos!

Here are some of the photos I took at the Stampede! I had a fabulous time and hope you enjoy them! It was held in Frisco, TX at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center there. Beautiful place! I met some absolutely wonderful people, and the benefit of going alone meant I got to spend every meal meeting another crafter! I actually got 8 pages done and will post those in the next blog entry. I got to learn all about the Stampmaker ( I SO want one!) the Yudu (something I've been wanting as well!) and found out the awesomeness of the glass etching. The possibilities of what I can make with my Cricut was highly expanded this weekend and I can not WAIT for the next one! Enjoy!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Magazine Cricut Everyday Challenge!

This challenge asks us to use at least 3 cuts from the Cricut Everyday cart and make something to define yourself at any of the meetups, swarms, or crops! I thought this was perfect since the Stampede is next weekend, so I made a name plaque out of a 2x4 and picked up some containers at the dollar store to make an "In" and "Out" card box for my calling cards. On the back side of my 2x4, I made my Scrapbooking Queen tag! I am also making an extra box for trash and snacks. I used Mod Podge to adhere the cuts and I love how they came out!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Weekly Challenge 22 - Once Upon A Time

The challenge of this is to use fairytale or folklore in the project. No challenge to me! I LOVE using my fairytale stuff! I want an all fairytale cartridge - hear that, Provocraft!?! With some good dragons and castles and unicorns and stuff.

So, here is my layout. This was a no-brainer. The kids were SO cute dressed up as knights that I loved the photos I got of them! And, here is what I created! I used Dress Up Paper Dolls and my love of details to create the knights. I embossed with silver, red, and black embossing powder on the armor, lances, helm, cape, and shield to look just like their outfit. I also used stickles for the first time on the lance, shield, and in between the photos. I cut the banner and the welded font together from Blackletter and used chalks to shadow up the banner. I had a BLAST doing this and was just hit with the concept today! Nothing like the last minute!