June 28, 2011

Celebrate The Occasions DT Post

 Welcome to Celebrate the Occasion design team challenge.  Our challenge was to create a project using the colors red, white and blue.  The card that I made was actually given to my father in law for fathers day!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has cooked up!!  I don't forget to participate in the challenge for the opportunity to win a great prize!!

Supplies Used:

Blue Brads
Distress Tool
Tim Holts Black Soot Distress Ink
Pink By Design Summer Vacation
Mr. Cricut Crazy Dads Dads
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Cricut Lite Block Party


June 27, 2011

Mr. Cricut Crazy DT Post

Hello my crafty friends,

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  I was lucky enough to rest after a very busy week.  I spent most of the weekend watching Season 1 and Season 2 of True Blood.  Not sure that I have formed an opinion yet, a little different!

Hope you guys all keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks as Tanner over at http://www.mrcricutcrazy.com/ is going to be selling some new products.  I can tell you that he will be selling Glimmer Mist as well as some Tim Holts products!  How very exciting!

Todays project was using Mr. Cricut Crazy's Summertime Fun Stamp Set!!

This altered note book is the perfect size for my purse!!

Supplies Used:

Mr. Cricut Crazy Summertime Fun Stamp Set
Chestnut Road Chalk Ink
Assortment of Ribbons
Recollections butterfly and crystals
DCWV Baby Boy Collection


June 22, 2011

Wednesday Write Up

I have to apologize.  What a busy time of year and to think it is not even Christmas!  

On a happy note Nala (my puppy) graduated from puppy school on Monday with a certificate to prove it and I have my son's high school graduation today.  I am so excited and happy to report that he starts a full time job on Monday!  Busy, busy and school is officially over for my youngest who will graduate next year.  I can't wait to be done with high school.

On to today's topic!  I have just recently purchased some new products by Lindys Stamp Gang and can I say wow!  I have to say that I prefer them to Glitter Mist.  The nozzle's have not plugged, they mix up really well and the colors are amazing!  As I wasn't sure if I was going to like them I bought a few of the Try Me Kits and you must try them.  I also purchased some embossing powders and color shots and I love them.  I can't wait to share some projects with you!  They were also kind enough to send me a free sample to try.  What a great wait to promote product!!  The prices were more than reasonable but I did find the shipping to be costly but this does seem to be the norm for me as I live in Canada.  We Canadians just can't get a break I tell you, did I mention that our postal service is on a complete lock out. Haven't received any happy mail in over a week:(

To sum things up if you are on the fence on purchasing Lindys Stamp Gang products I give them 2 thumbs up and say go for it and you want glitter!!


June 15, 2011

Wednesday Write Up!!

So I thought it would be fun to give you a weekly series which I am going to call Wednesday Write Up which I will review products that I have tried, or received recently.  Some of you may not have the availability to try new products because of location or uncertainty so I am hopefully here to help and maybe encourage you to try something new!  Please be sure to ask any questions should you have any and I will try to answer them. 

To start things off this week I wanted to tell you about a new magazine subscription that I have ordered and I just got my first copy in the mail!!  I have purchased a subscription to the Cricut Magazine that can be ordered through Northridge Publishing.  This cute magazine which measures about 9x9 is full of information.  All pictures are colored with details relating to size and cricut cartridges used.  You will also find step by step instructions on how-to projects.  I do live in Canada and I am happy to report that the magazine was covered and could not be damaged by weather conditions.  Nothing worse than receiving a soggy magazine!
You also have the option of receiving this magazine through email and although it is cheaper you don't get the full clarity of the magazine.  I guess I am a hands on girl!    I do find the subscription a little on the pricey side as it cost me 45.00 for 6 issues but I can assure you that you are getting your money's worth.  Tons of inspiration for cards, scrapbook pages and home decor.  This magazine gets 2 thumbs up from me!

I hope you have enjoyed this series and we will see you back here tomorrow for another project!


June 14, 2011

Birthday Card!

Happy Monday to you all!

My youngest son turned 17 on Saturday!  Time flies when you are having fun I tell you!

I made a simple yet cute, although I don't think he liked cute card!  Enjoy!

Supplies Used

Stampin Up Cardstock
Offray Ribbon
DCWV Rockstar Pattern Paper
Circle cut at 3 1/4 and 3 3/16 from Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Recollection Embossing Powder in Glacier (love it)
Scrappy Moms Sweet Something Stamp
Die cut was given to me in a swap!


June 13, 2011

Mr. Cricut Crazy Design Team Post!

Hi everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  I would like to thank you all for being patient with me during the last couple of weeks as I got all my ducks in a row!  I hope to be back to posting on a regular basis.  

As some of you may or may not know I was chosen to be a part of Mr. Cricut Crazy Design Team.  The design team are divided into two groups and we post alternate Monday's.  This week it's my turn!!  I used the Man's Best Friend Volume 2 Stamp Set.  Can I say that it has got some really cute sayings and don't forget these are high quality stamps which are a must in my books so be sure to check them out!  

This is a Stair Step Card and my inspiration comes from Longan's Craft Momma!

Supplies Used:

Campin Critters Cartridge
Trees cut at 3.25'
Outhouse cut at 3'
Pack Your Bags Cartridge sun cut at 2'
Stickles in Eucalyptus, Patina and Lime Green
Stampin Up Cardstock
Mr. Cricut Crazy Man's Best Friend Vol 2
Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
Martha Stewart Paper Borders
Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids Stamp


June 7, 2011

More Exciting News!!

Well hopefully things come in three's because I am on a roll!!  I am happy to announce that I will be teaching Scrapbooking classes at my local Michaels (aside from my full time job that is, something to support my habit)!!  So if you live in the area would love for you to sign up.  It is a great class for those that are just starting out but freight not for those that are a little more advance we will be offering additional classes using different techniques, so be on the look out.  It looks like classes will start in July so would love to see you come out!!


June 4, 2011

Exciting News!

Hi everyone!  I have been bursting at the seams waiting to tell you all that I have been chosen to be part of Mr. Cricut Crazy design team!!  Yipee!

This young man Tanner, that I have to announce is only 12 years old and is one of the sweetest, motivated, hard working young man I know and I am proud to be part of his creative team.  Thank you Tanner for choosing me!  There are 8 design team members and you can expect to see a project every Monday from us on a rotating schedule.  Please stop by their blogs and subscribe!


Tanner currently has a total of 6 stamp sets (which are high quality stamps) out with more to come and an array of yummy twine which is the best price around.  So I encourage you all to support Tanner.  

My first project will be posted on the 13th of June so be sure to come back!