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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Altered Lunchbox Tin

Using Okie's cut file, I altered this cute little Dollar Tree Tin... so quick and easy and it holds just the right amount of goodies. This tin was a Secret Santa Gift for one of my Sista's over on the Cricut MB...  I used a Prima Flower and Storybook for the embellishments.

Top of Tin

Inside of Tin

Bottom/Edge of tin

UNC Tarheel Etched Mugs

I etched these mugs to accompany a UNC themed Christmas gift that I will give to my husband for Christmas.. I found the UNC logos on and converted them into svgs. using SCAL2 and I used Etchall etching creme.

Friday, December 4, 2009

12 & Under Christmas Card Swap...

I think I have a fellow crafter in the making :-) My daugther participated in a
12 & under Christmas Card Swap hosted by Craftyminds over on the Cricut MB ( thanks for hosting CM)... Trinity had sooo much fun designing and creating the 5 cards that she swapped, Trinity would only accept very limited assistance from me... She cannot wait to receive her cards in the mail!!!
Click on pictures for a larger view

Sentiment on the inside says "Snow Friends"

Please excuse the background... I forgot to take pictures before I left for work!

Monday, November 30, 2009

All Scrapbook Steals Giveaway!!!

All Scrapbook Steals is having an AWESOME Giveaway!!!
Go and check out the contest rules here...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Acrylic Post-it note holder and Design a Mug

This year for the Holidays, I decided to give each of my kids teacher a "custom" Acrylic post-it note holder with pen and a "custom" designed coffee tumbler. This project was really quick, easy and inexpensive to make using the tutorial from Split Coast Stamper   
I purchased the acrylic picture frames (5x7) and the design a mug from the Dollar Tree, the pens are Pentel RSVP from Staples. The PP is from My Mind's Eye- For Storytellers & Phototakers stack, ribbon is Stampin Up. I used Indie Art for the butterfly and SCAL for the scalloped circle and monogram.
BTW, this stack is FILLED with beautiful glitter pages...

Monogramed with the Teachers inital using a scal font

side view of the tumbler with butterfly from Indie Art

Monday, November 9, 2009

Let it snow!!!

I'm so excited... my two daughters are officially papercrafters... Craftyminds over on the Cricut message board is hosting a 12 and under Christmas card swap. I thought this would be a great opportunity for the girls to learn more about papercrafting and recieve some cool cards from other kids... Initally Trinity only wanted to do the swap; however Ciara joined in on the fun while making this card. Here is the 1st. of 5 cards that Trinity signed up to make. They only needed my help with ripping the paper for the snow and showing them how to properly use my acrylic stamping block. I'm so excited, now I have  live in craft partners!!!

The girls really did an awesome job, they used MS glitter, stickles, pop dots, and stamps.
Cricut Cart- Christmas Cheer for the reindeer and the snowflakes
$1.00 Stamp for Joanns

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trinity's Next Top Model... You want to be on top???

Back in July, my daughter had a "Top Model" themed Birthday... FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
We had great fashions, food, and fun, complete with high-heels and wigs!!!
She wanted the invites to resemble those used on the show by Tyra Banks so this is what I came up with...

Outside of Invite. Computer Generated Font

Inside of Invite- SCAL for the "Top Models"

Goodie Bags made using TBBM on the 12x24 mat, cut fit-to-page

Custom Cupcake Tower
Used SCAL and HK Greetings

Top Models in Training
Miss. Trinity is in the blue

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Just bee cause...

I created this card for a Dear Friend that is going through right now... I hope that it brings her a little bit of joy and encouragement...

I used Pooh & Friends Cart for all the Pooh cuts & Plantin Schoolbook for the lettering.
Pop Dotted Pooh and the clouds (chalking)
Stickled the bee and used vellum for the wings
& diamond glazed the honey!!!
*Thanks to a Cricut MB member for the card inspiration*
Click on the pics for a larger view...
Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spend my Life

This month the  hosted a "Sista Challenge A Sista" Challenge...
Leialoha issued me the following challenge:
Create a Layout using
- 3  black and white photos
- 3 words for your title
- 3 monochromatic embellishments. Yes, that's right, your embellishments (and you must use at least three) must be the same color.
For this challenge I used my wedding photos and wedding colors as inspiration...
The journaling is words from the song "Spend My Life by Eric Benet & Tamia which was sung at our wedding.

Our wedding colors were Dark Blue, Carolina Blue (Go Heels) & Silver... I used the dark blue as my monochromatic color, light blue and silver as my photo mat and accent colors. My embellishments were ribbon, prima flowers, brads, and a chipboard flourish (Home Decor)... Glimmer Mist was used to make the colors coordinate.


One of this month's challenges over on the was to create a
Fall or Halloween Layout... Here is my take on the challenge, although I still need to add a picture I think it turned out pretty nice...

Haunted House opens for a picture...
(Click on pics for larger view)

I used SCAL for all the cuts on this Layout

Friday, October 9, 2009

Miss U Much

On October 3, 2008 my Dear Aunt lost her long battle with breast cancer... Although, she has been gone a year, not a day goes by that we don't think of her and we all miss her terribly... In her memory, I created "Miss U Much" thanks so much to breadesi9er from the Cricut MB for the inspiration... Click on pic for larger view
Ladies, Please take care of yourselves... get your annual exams and don't ignore signs of trouble

Sorry for the glare...

Indie Art (Butterflies) pop dotted and stickled
Home Decor (Florish Branch)
SCAL (Breast Cancer symbol in title and title font)
Martha Stewart (Lace Dolie Edge Punch)
Prima Flowers

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Scrap Corner

I don't have my own scrap room YET... I occupy a corner of our TV/Game Room... soooo when Michaels had their craft storage on sale for 50% off I took advantage and invested in a few Jetmax storage cubes ( 9 to be exact:-). The cubes were surprisingly easy to assemble and even easier to load with all my supplies...
Now that everything has its' own place, scrapping is so much easier and I spend less time looking for things.

Scrap Table... (project in progress...)

Cricut Expression and Juke Box (thx. Scrap Cheryl)
My daughter's 1st. L/O

Tool Caddy and Cart Storage

JetMax Cubes

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Minnie Mouse Princess

I've been MIA for awhile (my laptop crashed) and I am too lazy to use one of our desktops....But I'm back!!!
My neice had a 5th. Birthday party today so I made her a Minnie Mouse Princess card. Minnie is one of her favorite characters; however, she opted for a princess party so auntie combined the two.

Mickey and Friends Cricut Cart- Minnie Mouse
Christmas Cheer  and HK Greeting Cricut Cart- Gifts and Gift Bag
Indie Art -Crown
Glittered DCWV Cardstock
Text- Computer Generated Font

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Flap Card Challenge

This weeks challenge over on the  
was to create a                  
Flap Card" using the tutorial from Split Coast Stampers...
The card was super quick and easy to make... I don't own a circular cutting tool, so I improvised by using a roll of masking tape (a small saucer or bowl will work as well).
I used DCWV All About Boys and Stampin Up CS
Mickey and Friends for Pluto (cut at 2 1/2inches ) and Hello Kitty Greetings for the cupcake (cut at 2inches)... Added stickels, glitter, and ribbon for the final touches!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fun with Everyday Paper Dolls...

After being enabled by the wonderful women over on the Sista's thread of the Cricut Message Board, I gave in and purchased the Every Day Paper Doll cart (thanks ladies)... the girls and I had fun this afternoon creating a few dolls, 3 to be exact. I was a little intimidated about creating the faces on the dolls but I think that we did a pretty good job on making them look cute:-). Okay... my 7 year old son was a little jealous of all the fun, so I made him a little football doll (he's currently on the injured reserve list)

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Welcome ... after some serious procrastination I have finally started my blog . Please be patient with me as blogging is totally new to me... in time I hope to share some of my daily happenings (yes, that includes stories of my crazy kids), pictures and details of projects that I have created...

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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