Friday, December 16, 2011

Inspired by Pinterest

I joined Pinterest a while back and if you know what Pinterest is, then you know how addicting it can be!!

I saw a pic of a letter that was wrapped in twine. I thought to myself: "I can make that"!! And I did just that. In fact, I've made 3 since then!! Here are some pics of the last two I made. Let me know what you think!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Long time no post!!!

Wow...My last post was on Sept 22!!  I'm a terrible blogger! lol...I've been so busy and have had computer problems...But I'm back and hopefully I can get back to post more regular again. :)

I'm excited to say that I am now a proud owner of a Cricut Imagine!!  I did it!  I took the plunge and purchased for a steal on Black Friday...I haven't had much chance to play with too much but I love it so far!!

Hope to post a project soon!!

Have a great night!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #52-Fall Theme

Hi Everyone!!

Well Fall is in the air!! It's my favorite time of year!!! Too bad it doesn't last long enough!!!

It's Wacky Wednesday time again over at More Than Favors.  The challenge this week is to create a project with a fall theme.  I decided to create a fall themed scrapbook page.

The squirrel is from the Live Simply Lite cartridge. And the banners are from the Birthday Bash cartridge.  I think it turned out sooo cute!!  Here it is!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CCCC-Gypsy Wanderings

Wow!! I'm back again!! Two posts in two days!!

This weeks Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge is hosted by Tattered Time. The challenge is to create a project using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge!

My husband and I have been married for 7 years and we celebrated out anniversary last month...I made a layout of our little getaway using this cartridge...It's simple but I love it!!  Sorry for the glare, this paper is very shiny!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #49-Halloween

Hi Again!!

I've been gone for a while but I'm back with my entry for the Wacky Wednesday challenge!!
Check out More Than Favors for details.

The challenge is to create a project using a Halloween theme:
Here is my project.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Throwback Thursday-Retired cartridge

It's Throwback Thursday again over on the My Creative Time blog with Emma!!  Her challenge this week is to create a project using any "retired" cartridge.  A list of the retired cartridges can be found HERE.

Out of all the retired cartridges I think I have about 4 of them...I chose to use the Serenade cartridge!!  I used one of the tree cuts to create a "Fall" themed card.  Again, this is a 5x5 card (can't get enough of them)!!  I inked the orange ribbon to give it a more rustic color because it was bright orange.  The sentiment was printed from my computer and I added a little bling in a dingy yellow color.  I am sooo ready for Fall!! Let me know what you think!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #27/Throwback Thursday #223

Hi again!!

Paula from More Than Favors is hosting the CCCC Challenge #27 this week...The challenge is to create a project using the Winter Woodland cartridge...This challenge lets me get a head start on my holiday cards!!!

And Emma at My Creative Time is have another Throwback Thursday challenge.  Her challenge is to create a project using any older cartridge using a Christmas Theme and use material somewhere on the project.  Ribbon is considered material, right?

This is a 5x5 card...I am addicted to making this size card!! Not sure why but I just love how they look!!  I used one of the house cuts and added stickles to accent the snow.  I printed the sentiment from my computer and used a ticket punch to punch it out.  I added the coordinating ribbon along with the bling.  I think it turned out great!!

Here is my card:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #25

I'm back with another challenge entry!!

This Wacky Wednesday is hosted by Paula from More Than Favors.  The challenge is to create a project using the Sweethearts cartridge...Well, I don't own this cartridge. So, I found this damask on the Stamping cartridge...I thought it would look great on a wedding card!!

This is my first attempt at a wedding card!  I added the skittles to the damask to add some dimension to it!  The sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper "Happiest Moments" stamp set!!  I think it turned out great!

Wacky Wednesday #45-Cricutless Challenge

Hi Again!!

It's time for another Wacky Wednesday challenge over at More Than Favors.  This weeks challenge is to create a project "Old School Style", with NO CRICUT!!  Gasp!!! It's harder than you think!!!

I made this 12x12 layout using the My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary" Collection...Thank goodness for die cuts and embellishments...That's all I have to say, lol.  This was such a challenge for me but I think it turned out pretty cute!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call Entry

How excting!! Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is having accepting entries for her latest design team call!!!

The challenge is to create a Cricut project using the colors orange, turquoise, green, and brown!! I thought this would be a hard challenge but I went to my craft room and started looking through my paper!! I found my DCWV Citrus Stack!! Love this paper!! The only color it didn't have in it was "BROWN". But we all know what our favorite brown color is that goes with everything, right? Craft cardstock, of course!! So I used the craft cardstock as my base and a few accents in the page...

I just received the Create-A-Critter in the mail today!! And of course I was dying to use it!!  So I decided to use the little sun and the sentiment to go along with it...Love how my layout turned out!!

Here is my entry...


base of layout: 12x12 craft cardstock
All patterened paper: DCWV Citrus Stack
Border punches
Create-A-Critter: Sun and "Sunny Days" sentiment
Prima flowers with Bling
Stickles for even more bling :)
Journaling stamp and turquoise ink

Hope you like my layout and wish me luck!!!

Peek-A-Boo Layout

I'm back today with another scrapbook layout!!  I am just a little behind on my scrapbooking.  Not too behind but I still have several pages to do to get caught up!

I took these pics of my girls playing at the park back in May...They were peeking through the holes in the tunnel and I captured some really cute shots!!

This is a bit of a different layout for me...As I said in my previous post, I recently purchased the Page Maps 2 book!  It was a very good purchase!!!! I love that book....You never run out of ideas! 
Scrapbook Page Maps 2: More Sketches for Creative Layouts and Cards

Here is a pic of the layout I created...

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Father's Day Layout

Hello Again!!

I'm back to day with a scrapbook layout!!  I love scrapbooking!  And I recently purchased the Page Maps book! And let me tell you, I LOVE IT!!! It comes with these notecards that you can tear out sketches and they are right at your finger tips!!  I used one of the sketches for this page.  I love how it turned out!!

This layout is of a picture taken of my hubby and our two daughters on Father's Day!! For the notebook paper, I just used my cropadile to add home and distressed it a little to make it look torn out of a notebook...Hope you enjoy!!

I am entering this layout in the Cricut Cartridge Choas Challenge over at the Tattered Time blog!  Since I don't own the Don Juan cart, I used the Plantin Schoolbook cart for the tag and the little hearts.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hello Kitty and Dora Birthday Banners

I'm back!! Yay!!

Today we celebrated both of our daughters' birthdays!!  We did a two theme party: Dora and Hello Kitty!!  I just wanted to share a pic of the banners I made for the party...Hope you enjoy!!

I will be back soon with the invitations I made for the party!!

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Throwback Thursday "Bling"

Hello Everyone!!

Well, it has been awhile since I've posted...But I'm back and hopefully I can get back in the swing of things!! :)

Emma from My Creative Time posted her latest Throwback Thursday Challenge last Thursday.  I needed to make a birthday card for my friends daughter who is turning 3...The challenge is to create a project of your choice and it has to include BLING!!

For this card, I created a 5x5 card. The papers I used are from the My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary" collection.  I used the giraffe from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.  And then added twine and stickles for my "BLING".

I hope she love the card...It's almost as cute as she is!!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What's on Your Desk??

Christina from Creations with Christina is asking fellow bloggers to post pics of what is on their desks!!  So fun, right?  So here's mine!!! I cleaned up a little yesterday, so it's not too messy...But could definitely use some organizing!! :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Throwback Thursday "Green and Yellow"

Hi Again!!

I know its been what seems like forever since I've posted a project, so I thought I'd make a birthday card for my Dad using the challenge for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge.  The challenge is to create a project using the colors "green" and "yellow". And using an older cricut cart!!

For this card I kept it pretty simple.  I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the hearts.  I figured since is was for my Dad I could get away with using hearts!!! :)  

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just an update!

I just wanted to let everyone know what I'm up to...I recently started a new adventure in crafting!!  And that is the adventure of making a mini album!!!   A paper bag mini to be exact!!  I started on it two nights ago.  It's been really fun so far!! It's not turnig out perfect but hey it's my first one, right?  I will post some pics when I get it all done!!  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Pink Stamper-NSD Challenge #8

Okay I had to skip posting challenge #6 for now...My pic kept posting sideways!! Can't figure it out!! I wrill try again later...To join in on the fun go to My Pink Stamper

But anyway we are now on challenge #8 (Summer themed project)

The ice cream is from Stretch Your Imagination!! And i added some stickles to the cherry (after pic was taken)

Sorry the pic isn't the greatest quality...

My Pink Stamper-NSD Challenge #7

Now we are on to challenge #7 over at My Pink Stamper!! The challenge is to make a scrapbook layout!!  My first love was scrapbooking!!  This is a great challenge because it allows everyone to get a little more caught up on their layouts!!

I used Live Simply cartridge on this layout.  I love how it turned out!!

My Pink Stamper-NSD-Challenge #5

The next challenge at My Pink Stamper is to create any 3-D item...For this challenge I decided to make a banner for my daughters birthday party!  She will be 2 in exactly two months!!  She loves Dora so we are doing that theme along with pink and purple as accent colors.  I have been meaning to make this banner and have just been putting it off!! So when I saw the #5 challenge was a 3-D item I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get this checked off my to do list!!

Th scallop circles came from the Winter Woodland cartridge and I used the Mickey Font cartridge for the letter to spell out her name.  The circles with Dora on them are actually napkins that I laminated so I could cut circles out of them on my Cricut.  That was hubby's idea!!  They kept tearing when I tried to cut them out because they are so thin!! I knew he was good for something!! lol

Hope you like what I did!!

My Pink Stamper-NSD-Challenge #4

This hours challenge at My Pink Stamper is to make something with a Mother's Day theme.

I created this card using my Gypsy...I used some vanilla colored cardstock for the base and some pearlescent but for the layer and border on the bottom of the card.  Thanks for stopping by!!

My Pink Stamper-NSD-Challenge #3

We are moving on to challenge #3 at My Pink Stamper!  The next challenge is to create a project with a breast cancer theme.  I used the Twinkle Toes cartridge for the flowers on the card and added some bling in the middle of them.  I don't have any breast cancer themed cartridges, so I created my own with some ribbon.  Then I added the sentiment "Girl Power" using the Pink-a-licious stamp set from My Pink Stamper!!

My Pink Stamper-NSD-Challenge #2

I'm back!!  I'm having a blast doing these My Pink Stamper challenges!!  So challenge #2 is to create a card or scrapbook page using Kraft cardstock...I chose to make a scrapbook page.

I used the DCWV "Playtime" stack!  This stack is printed on kraft cardstock!!  I love it! It's so cute!!  I cut the "Play" title from the Live Simply cartridge.  I plan on adding some pics of my daughter play at the park when I get them printed off.

Here it is:
Sorry the pic is sideways...I took it with my iphone and can't figure out how to flip it!! lol

My Pink Stamper-NSD-Challenge #1

Today is National Scrapbook Day!!! Yay! What fun?!  Robyn from My Pink Stamper is having challenges all day!! The first challenge is something "CUPCAKE"!

Here is what I came up with!!  The cupcake is from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge.  Enjoy!! and I will be back with more in a bit!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Update Post

Hi Everyone!!

I've not been blogging much lately...My computer has died! lol  I am using my hubby's computer right now!  Looks like we will be in the market for a new computer sometime soon!!  I hope to start posting more often when that happens!  I hope everyone is having a great day.  Just wanted to update you all on why I've not been posting!!

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Treat Bags

Hi Again!

I'm back today with a "super simple" project.  My 4 year old plays tball so I decided I would make some goodie bags to give out at their first game this Saturday!!  I used some paper that I've had in my stash for literally YEARS!!  And I used a Happy Easter stamp from My Pink Stamper!  So easy and I hope the kids love them.

I am entering this post in the Wacky Wednesday "Anthing Easter" challenge!! :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Throwback Thursday- "Any Lite Cart"

Hello Everyone!!

Sorry I've been gone for almost two weeks!!  Just haven't felt very "creative" lately!!  Emma is having another Throwback Thursday Challenge, so I decided to get back in my scraproom and "CREATE"! lol

The challenge is to create a scrapbook using "ANY" Lite cartridge!  My girls love dancing around the house together.  I got some really cute pics of them being silly!!  For this layout, I used the "Twinkle Toes" Lite Cart...I love this cart...It's sooo cute.

This is what I came up with!

I also linked this for Scrapbook Challenge #4 over at Creations with Christina...

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day Blog Hop

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! If you came here from Cricutology, you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.

For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye”.  I decided to create an Explosion Box...I have been wanting to try making one for quite some time, so I thought it would fit perfectly with the blog hop!!   At first it looks like a cute gift box but when you take the lid off, the inside explodes with color and pictures!!

For this explosion box I used the video tutorial HERE!!  I used the Blossoms and Butterflies stack from DCWV...It's an old stack but I found it for 4.99 at Ross and loved it!!  I haven't added any pictures yet but I will probably put some cute Easter picture of my girls in it!!

If your interested in making one of your own...Please click on the link above...She explains it way better than I could!! 

I followed the video tutorial and just added some embellishments such as: prima flowers, brads, bling, ribbon, and lets not forget STICKLES!!!

Next in line is Kim from Me-Ma Kim's.  Go check out her wonderful creations and don't forget to take a peek at her SCRAPROOM post while your at it!!  It's great and very organized!!!

If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:

Happy Hopping!!

Elaine Expressions by Elaine
Vicki  Scrapbooking Creations by Vicki
Darlene  Tales of Tay and Bay
Lindsey  LaGeorgiaPaperie
Tammy  Tammy Jennings
Kara Kara's Sweet Creations
Amy Love To Crop
Ashley  Marine Wife's Scrappin' Life
Janice Cricutology
Kim  Me-Ma Kim's
Janice The Crafting Geek
Jillian  Jillian Bean Crafts
Wendy Gilby's Craftster
Kayla  My Scrapbooking Hide-Away
Jenny  Scrap With Jenny
Patty The Crafty Kitten
Tiffany Sparkled Memories
Carlene Miss Pink Cricut
Krystal Krystal's Kreativity
Jenny Papercut Creations
MichelleMade by Misha
Linette  Moon Scrapper
Katie Katie's Kreations
Debi Debican

Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another Blog Award!!

I woke up this morning and to my surprise, I have received another blog award!!! That's two in one week!!!  This award is "The Versatile Blogger Award".  This award came from Ashley over at Welch Creations.  Go check her out!!

Here are the rules for this award:

1. Thank the person who sent it to you!

2. Tell us 7 things about yourself

3. Reward this to 15 bloggers

7 Things About Me

1. I have only had my Cricut for a year!!

2. I will be 30 on my next birthday...

3. I love getting mail, even if it's a bill, lol

4. I despise doing laundry (Who doesn't, right?)

5. I can't swim...Just never learned how.

6. We went to Disney World last May and I gained 5 pounds in one week!! Still haven't lost it! lol

7. I'm soooo ready for Summer.  I live in East TN and our winter has lasted nearly 6 months this year!

And now I am passing this award on to:  Go leave this ladies some love!! :)

1.   Homemade Happiness
2.   Mrs. BZB Creates
3.   Cricut Mania
4.   Cool Cricut Creations
5.   Fun Paper Creations
6.   Bugaloo's Scraproom
7.   Craft-A-Holic Momma
8.   Sassy and Scrappy
9.   Scrappin' Fish Memories and More
10. Pumpkin Butts
11. Tisha's Craft Cove
12. Empty Nest Boutique
13. More Fun Scraps
14. My Creative Therapy
15. Visions of Paper

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge

Hello Again!!

I'm back with a 2-page layout!!  I made this layout for the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #11.  The challenge is to create a project using the Forever Young cartridge! Well I don't own that cartridge so I chose to use the Slumber Party Lite cartridge!  I love this cartridge! The pajamas, teddy bear, and slippers were cut from that cart...And the "Sweetheart" title is from Once Upon a Princess.  I distressed all the elements of the page with Walnut Stain Distress Ink!  I made the little rosette flowers with the tutorial from Creations with Christina HERE!  I think this is my favorite layout to date!!  It took me 3 hours!! So I put alot of work and planning into it!!  I will eventually add some cute pics of my girls in their jammies and add journaling also...Enjoy and tell me what you think!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

1 Year Blogaversary

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my blog!!!  Wow! Hard to believe its been a year!!  One year, 102 posts, and 96 followers later and I couldn't be more happy with my experience as a blogger!!  It's been nothing but positive!  I love sharing my creations with you all...I want to thank all of my followers and visitors for all the sweet comments!!  Here's to another fun year!  :)

P.S.  I am going to be in my first blog hop on April 1st!!  So check back for lots of fun "April Fools" creations!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Liebster Blog Award!!

I received my second blog award yesterday!!  Jess from Scrappin' One Page At A Time awarded me this Liebster Award!!  Thanks again!!

Now I get to award 5 wonderful blogs with the same award!!

Check them out:

1.  Kimberly's Crafty Spot
2.  Paper, Glitter, Stamps
3.  Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses
4.  The Accidental Scrapbook
5.  Green Scrappin' Machine

As a recipient of this award you must do the following:

1. Thank the giver on your blog

2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog

4. Reveal your 5 blog picks

5. Let them know you chose them by leaving them a comment


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

100th Post!!! And Wacky Wednesday Challenge

Hello Again!!

I hope everyone is having a great day!!  I have a headache this morning!! UGH! I wanted to get some more Spring cleaning done this morning but I took some meds and hopefully I can start soon!!

So this is my 100th post!!  Wow!  I love posting my projects for you all to see!!

This card was made for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at More Than Favors.  The challenge is to create a "Manly" project.  I've had this "Father" stamp set for a while and decided to put it to use!!  I stamped the image with a Walnut colored ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder!!  I love how this card turned out!!  Can't wait to give it to my Dad for Father's Day!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge-Green

Hello Everyone!!

Today's post is my entry for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge...The challenge is to create a project using the color "green".  I used the Mini Monograms cartridge for the title.  I made this layout of my girls playing together on different occasions!!  It turned out simple but cute!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Creations with Christina- Scrapbook Challenge and Crafting with Christina-Companion Challenge- Pink, Orange, and White

Hi Again!!

Cristina from Crafting with Cristina is having another Companion Challenge!!  And since I haven't entered anything in quite a while, I thought I would see what I could come up with!!  The challenge is to create a project using hot pink, orange, and white.  I immediately thought of something summer themed!!  Since its not Summer yet, I made a pre-made layout...I will insert pictures and journaling later!  I love how this layout turned out.  Let me know what you think!!

 I also entered this layout in Creations with Christina's Scrapbook Challenge for March!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tractor Invitations and Party Decor

Hi Again!!

I've been in my craft room alot this past week!! My nephew is turning 2 and I was asked to make 30 party invitations!! They are planning a "John Deere" theme!! How cute, right? Perfect for a little boy!! I also made a personalized banner and 2 larger tractors just to go with the theme!! I used the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge for the tractor and Doodlecharms for the sun. Hope you like them...:)

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Tall" Birthday Card

Hi again!!

The post for today is a birthday card!!  I love making birthday cards!!  They are sooo fun!  So, my sister-in-laws birthday is this week...I wanted to make her a card, of course!!  I recently picked up the Playtime Stack from DCWV.  It is printed on craft cardstock!!  Love this stack!! It is adorable...So I had to use it for this card.

I used the little present cut from the Stamping cartridge.  I love the craft cardstock combined with the patterend paper.  Its so muted yet sooo cute at the same time!!  Hope you like it!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Country Life card

Hello Everyone!!

Well it's finally March!!  Spring is coming and I am sooo ready!!

I have had the Country Life cartridge for a while now and only used it once, so I figured I would pull it out and give it a whirl!!

The stamped sentiment is from My Pink Stamper...And for the embossing I used the Houndstooth cuttlebug folder!!  I did stamp the sentiment a little crooked but oh well, it's handmade right?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge-Walk in My Garden

Hello Everyone!!

Sorry its been a while since I posted...Just busy with life!!  My post for today is my entry for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge...The challenge this week is to use the Cricut cart "Walk In My Garden". There must also be a flower somewhere on the project. (There are flowers in the brown patterned paper)  I don't have this cart but I was in a cut swap and received this cute caterpillar in that!!  I love this little caterpillar!!

The card base is Hibiscus Burst from Papertrey Ink...And the patterned paper is from Bo Bunny-Crazy Love line!! I just love the pink and brown color combo!!  I finally got to use my new My Pink Stamper stamps.  I have to say I like them so far!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Pink Stamper order!!

I just ordered my first My Pink Stamper Stamps!!! I ordered 3 different sets!! I cannot wait to get them!!!  If anyone has ordered before, let me know how you like them!!

I will try to be back before the end of the week with a new scapbook layout I'm in the process of making...See you soon :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Guest Designer- "BE MINE" Banner


Monica from Monica Creates is wanting Guest Designers to be featured on her blog!!  So I took her up on that offer!! If you haven't already, check her out!!  She also has a youtube channel!!

I love Valentines Day!!  And I decided to make a Valentine themed banner!!  I used the Mini Monogram cartridge for the scallop circles and the Country Life cartridge for the letters.  I inked around all the edges to make each layer stand out a little better.  I love how it turned out!!  Here it is...Sorry the pics aren't great...It was a very gloomy day when I took the pics.

Wacky Wednesday Challenge-All About Valentines Day

Hi again!!

Today's post is my entry for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at More Than Favors!! The challenge is All About Valentines Day!!

I made two of these cards for my daughters for Valentines Day!!  I love this elephant (from the Paisley cart)...It's just adorable!!  I adhered the elephant with Action Wobbles!! I thought my girls would just love it when the elephant wobbled!!  I used a Martha Stewart border punch and some organza ribbon.  This is a pretty simple but very cute card!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge-Video Challenge

Hello Everyone!!

So here I am with another challenge entry!!  Robyn from My Pink Stamper is having another challenge!  You have to watch the video to find out what the challenge is!! How fun, right?

Anyway, I created this Easter scrapbook layout for my niece...I used the Doodlecharms and Paper Doll Dress cartridges!!  I had sooo much fun with this layout! Hope you like it!!