Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

I can't believe another year has come and gone. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year. I will not be making any New Years resolutions this year that just puts to much pressure on a person. Can't wait to see what 2010 holds.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Last post before Christmas

This is such a great card. I found the SVG HERE  but I think it could be printed and cut out by hand if you don't use SCAL and a cricut. Here

This is a little gift for 2 of the ladies I work with. I filled them with candy and put a pin in one and a bookmark in the other. I just love the way they turned out.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you Peace, Faith, and Joy for the New Year.
Hugs to all

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wow..........Where has this year gone????

I feel like everyone else has been so busy making such beautiful things while I have been just trying to get my computer to work. I am now using windows 7 from vista. Yes vista was bad but at least I knew how to work it. W7 is all new to me and I can't get things to work right yet. I should be use to this I change computers or OS. every Christmas, I just got this gift a little early. My husband was tired of me yelling at my computer about vista. lol
I do have a few pictures of our house to share with you. I only used 1/2 the lights and none of the animated things..... I must be getting old!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Tree

I made this little tree for my mother-in-law. They do a lot of traveling in their motor home so I thought it would be fun to have a pre decorated tree for it. I made the little bags to just fit over the mini lights.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Help with Sure Cuts A lot

A few of you have asked about the SCAL program and I found this blog that helps with this program. She has free downloads and I think if you have the SCAL or if you are thinking about getting it you should check this out.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Work gifts ......... done!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok so I guess I have been busy with a few craft projects. I made one of these for all the people I work with and my kids stockings (46). They are the giant candy bars and they came out so cute. I found the snowman HERE, the hats are just tubes of fabric glued on, a piece of fabric for the scarf and a little glitter glue, DONE.
I used the cricut with the Christmas cheer cartridge to put the Merry Christmas on the back.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My first try at an SVG file for the SCAL

Ok this is the first thing I have made and cut with my Sure cuts a lot program. I took it all apart in inkscape and I must say it came out sooooooooooo cute except for all the glue I got all over EVERYTHING! It is all over the top of my desk, my project, my fingers.... Some days you just shouldn't mess with glue. I am working on the mask part, I hope to get it so it cuts all in one piece, the less glue the better! lol
I am really liking the new program. Got to love the Cricut!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Planer pages

I made this a few years ago and it has worked out well for me. I made the pages the size of my planer, I laminated the pages and use a wet erase pen. I have made 2 pages for each of my family members, the right side has the list of things I have bought, the left is things I am thinking about or things they have said they would like it also has a pocket to put the receipts in. I also made menu pages, note pages, and pages where I write the names and gifts for others I need to buy. I have a check list for batteries so every time I buy a gift that needs a battery I mark it. Nothing worse than digging through the junk drawer on Christmas morning looking for a battery.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Stampin Up Party

These are the cards we made at the last Stampin up party. We all had a great time and Gina, you ROCK! These are so cute and I think we "HOOKED" a few new stampers. I love it when that happens. lol Anyone interested in the list of items it took to make the cards and the prices please post a comment for me and I will send it to you.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Craft show

The craft show was so much fun, sales were not great but still fun to do. Good thing I don't have to live on what I made this weekend. I thing I will keep my day job. lol

Friday, November 13, 2009

We have a Baby.....

After being on strict bed rest for 11 weeks, my niece was give permission to get up and let things happen. Well she waited and waited, and waited some more. But here he is all 8lbs. 6oz. of him. Thank you for all the prayers.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Purse Scrapbook

I will be selling these little purse scrapbooks at a craft show next weekend so I made one up to show how it looks finished. I used pictures of my great niece and it came out sooooooo cute. These are pictures of her first year and she is so much fun. I wish they lived here in town so I could enjoy her more.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Frosty Gift card holder

I made this little snowman for Gift card holer for a Christmas gift. I will pick a gift card that looks good inside the snowman face maybe something with snow flakes on it. The gift card is easy to remove from the inside of the card.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stamp Convention

The stamp convention was here this weekend and boy do I love that. I made this card for my Mother-in-law's birthday with the new stamps I picked up.... Even though I told myself I would not buy any stamps this time. I did pick up 3 stamps.
I did a lot of layering on this one and think it came out just beautiful. I will also be using this set up for my Easter Cards with the phrase " He has risen" inside and I will use a stone on the front where the pots are and lay a piece of fabric on the inside.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

House warming

We had a house warming party to go to today so I made this little house to match the gift wrap. I used my cricut with the wild card cartridge set to 8" to cut it out. I really like the way it all looked.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Baby Shower things

The longer the shower is put off the more I make for it! I hope all this stuff fits in the car so I can get it where ever the shower is going to be…. Or we could just have it here…. Now that is a good idea!!!
These are covers for candy bars I printed out. The back has some really cute stuff on it that I copied from a website so I won't show it here but trust me it is very cute.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I made this set for my niece’s first baby. She is still on strict bed rest 10 weeks in bed already, but she is still hanging in there. The doctor wants her on bed rest for at least 2 more weeks. The longer she is in bed the more time I have to make gifts for her. Her shower was going to be the end of Sept. then it was changed to the end of Oct. now I think we are just going to wait for the baby and have him at his shower too. I was at my own baby shower.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fiesta was so much fun this year.

Just a few pictures of Fiesta, we had a great time. I can't believe it is already over and I have to go back to work in the morning.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Balloon Fiesta

This is the beautiful Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. It is such a beautiful sight to see, and everyone is so friendly. I always meet such fun and nice people here. We also have use of a golf cart and it never fails we run across an older person that could use a ride back to their car and I always enjoy the stories they have to share. One of our dogs even likes the

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mini Notebook cover tutorial

I was asked over on SCS for the directions for this little notebook cover so I thought I'd post it here too. I am almost ready for balloon fiesta, doing the last of the food shopping today after Robin and I go to breakfast. I know this is our walking day but we are starting the party Have a great rest of your week.

4 ½” x 8 ½” Pumpkin Pie card stock score at 2 ½”, 2 ¾”, 5 ¾”and 6”
4 3/8” x 3” designer Paper (DP)
2” x 2” White card stock (CS)
2 ¼’ x 2 ½ “Pixie Pink card stock (CS)
2 ½” x 2 ¾” Old Olive Card Stock (CS)
DSP Tablet topper 3”x 2”
1. Fold on score lines, wrap around the notepad and sticky strip together adhere the 4 3/8 x 3 “ DSP on the side with the seam of the wrapper, this will be the front.
2. Stamp the image on the white CS. Adhere to the 2 2/2” x 2 ½” CS and adhere the 2 ½” x 2 ¾” piece of CS. Adhere this to front of notepad wrapper.
3. Adhesive the tablet topper DP to notepad. (I use any type of glue I have on hand).
4. Punch ½ of a Scallop Circle Punch in (DS) paper, attach to the center top of tablet.
5. Use the Crop a dile to put a whole through the top of the notepad, insert ribbon and tie.