Thursday, July 29, 2010


So my wonderful boyfriend ordered me a new Cricut cartridge...Pagoda. We both had seen this cartridge in Michaels and liked the images on the back. So the sweet package arrives at my house a few days ago. I link my new cartridge to my Gypsy so I can start playing. I was having a bit of creativity block so I started to surf the internet for ideas. I came across this card made by Card Creations by Lorraine. I thought I'd give it a go and see what I came up with using the ton of scraps that I have. So here is my take on Lorraine's card. I hope you enjoy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Holiday Gift Bow

WOW, I'm on a roll with these blog post. So I was surfing over at the Cuttlebug Challenge and ran across a project that Beth one of the Cuttlebug Challenge designers did. Since my family is on an extremely tight budget it occurred to me that I could make our Christmas bows this year by using this technique. You could make smaller bows by altering the sizes of the paper. So here it first bow using Beth's technique. I hope everyone gives this a try this at least once. It was so super easy. If you try it post a link in the comments so I can see how yours turned out. 

Happy Scrapin Everyone!

Click here for the --> Holiday Gift Bow tutorial.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Toad-ally Fabulous

Hello my fellow crafters. I hope all are having a fabulous weekend. I am attending a Stampin' Up workshop in a few hours at a friends house. I'm super excited! I hope I can get a few of these girls together once or twice a month to scrap. Anyway, onto the card I did this morning. I'm thinking about doing a series of Create-a-Critter shape cards. So the first is this cute little froggie found of page 24 of the booklet. 

I used my Gypsy to weld to of the "base" frog shapes together.
Cricut cartridge used: Create-a-Critter
(The Froggie and all his parts are cut at 4")
Paper used is all from my scrap box. 
White jelly-roll pen was used for the faux stitching. 
My Pink Stamper Punny-licious stamp "Toad-ally Fabulous!"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pink ATG 714 Gun

So let me start by saying that I've seen so many people who own an ATG gun. I was first intrigued by these a few months ago. I did a quick search online for them and found that they can be expensive. So for the time being I continued to use my Tombow mono adhesive and I got a Glue Glider Pro. Now I really like my Tombow and GGP because they are small and transport easily. Well back in June 2010 I got down wind that Custom Crops was having a pre-order on a Pink ATG for $29.99. It was to good to be true I thought, so I took the plunge and pre-ordered one. I received two separate emails stating that the guns were on back order. It should of shipped out July 5 then was pushed to July 19 and finally August 9 and I placed my original order on June 17. Then just last week while I was searching the Cricut message boards I came across a thread that said Michael's craft stores were going to be selling these Pink ATG guns in stores. My father called up to both Michael's stores we have in our area and they said they knew what he was talking about, but they weren't sure if they got any in on their last trust load. 

Well, fast forward to Friday night. I finish dinner with my boyfriend at one of my favorite Chinese restaurants and head to Michael's so I can browse what is in the store. Well, OMG....there it was. My Pink ATG gun was just sitting there on the self all by itself. And wouldn't you believe it I didn't have my 40% off coupon on me. I was bummed. I thought that if I left it there it wouldn't be there in the morning. Well we ended up leaving without it because I didn't want to pay full price knowing that I had a coupon. We head back to the house and I get my coupon and back up to Michael's keeping my fingers crossed that it is still there. We both make a B line for the isle we found it on last night and it was still there. 

So I am the proud owner of a Pink ATG 714. I already love it and can't wait to use it. 

Also, at one of the many WalMart in my area they had ALL 24 of the Cricut Lite cartridges. Just though I'd share that with everyone too.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Make A Wish

Well here it goes, my first ever blog post. I'll have to back post to get caught up on all the projects I've completed since I started my journey into paper crafting. 

This layout is of my boxer, Solomon Boaz and his first birthday. Birthdays are always special in my house so we celebrated with a professional doggie cake which tasted like peanut butter. I hope you enjoy the layout as much as I do. 

I am entering this into Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge. I do not own the Celebrations Cricut cartridge so I used the only birthday cartridge I have...Sweet Treats! It was one of the first cartridges I was given with my "baby' bug. 

Solomon's 1st birthday layout
Recipe used:
Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge: Make a Wish shadow is cut at 2.42". Make a Wish is cut at 2.45"

Paper used is DCWV Pet Stack and Martha Stewart School Days Multimedia pad.

March stickers are from SEI and the 12 and 2009 are vinyl Thickers. 

The dogs are cut outs from the Pet Stack paper pad.