4th of July Home Decor

Hey Everyone! I have a project to share with you all today. The 4th of July has inspired me to use red white and blue!

Uncle Sam... He'z cute huh?

I cut the words out 2 times. Then on the red I used a pencil and made a wavy line across the letters then used scissors to cut the letters in half and glued onto the full striped letters.
I think I used Alphalicious Cricut cart for the letters, and welded in Design Studio.
I used a dark brown Bazzill basic card stock embossed with Forest Branches folder then used brown colorbox ink to give it a textured "wood" look.

I used PaperDoll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge for this hat (groom)
You cant tell... but the paper is Blue Velvet... It feels and looks awesome!

Here is the fun part... *giggle*
I used George Cricut Cart for his eyes - ovals -white, 2 circles- blue and black. I used Indy Art for the lips and reformed them in DS. The Hair(mermaid) and beard (magician) are from PaperDolls Dress Up Cricut Cart. I used an image from the Home Accents Cricut Cart for the Eyebrows. I used D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder on the hair, and Forest Branches Cuttlebug embossing folder on his beard. Then I used black color box ink to bring out the embossing.

Close up of star to show bling. I used Crystal glamour dust. (oooo- ahhhhh - pretty)
George Cricut Cart to cut starz.

More bling on starz.

Thanx everyone for coming by... leave some love... thats what keeps me going you know!


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Sorry Girlz!

Hey Everyone! I know I haven't been here alot recently but I have a TON of stuff going on.... I see we have a couple of more Friends... Let me say WELCOME!  So I have a few things to tell you all about!

First - CrazyScraps Blog (our awesome sponsor) is looking for 2 Design Team Members. If you are interested hop over and check out the ad.

Second - I am on the DT over at the CrazyScraps Blog and let me tell you... there is a BUNCH of fun brewing up over there.... Can't wait for you all to see... so make sure you put that blog on your hoppy list.

Third - I received this message earlier today:
Are you frustrated with how shortthe Gypsy cable is?
Do you ever wish that you could make it just a little bit longer?
Do you use both the Gypsy and Cricut Design Studio and get tired of switching between two cords?
Well, do I have the solution for you!
I have an Extension cable now availablethat works with the Gypsy and the Cricut Design Studio.
Come on over and check it out!!
If you guys don't hear from me for a minute or two... pop on over to one of the other blogs I am on... I hope to get back to creating some CRICUT stuff soon!
Have a good one.... and.... Scrap Crazy!


Last of our Moms Inspiration at the CBB

Even though we should celebrate our moms everyday of the year today will be the last of the inspiration for MOMs at the Cuttlebug Blog.
I chose to do this layout which I plan on putting in a frame for my mom to hang on her wall.

I used Design Studio to weld the "mom" together using Opposites Attract (letters, love, hearts on top) then Home Decor (swirly at the bottom), George (misc hearts)

Close up of the printed paisley paper (so cute... however I don't know who makes it... sorry)

These flowers were Nanne Harry's design. I found a download over at her place and I totally scraplifted it! Thanx Nanne!
She used Home Accents and welded (in DS) to make the flowers. The leaves are also from her download!

So here is the full recipe:
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Textile
Cricut Cartridges: Home Accents(flowers- welded in DS, Download courtesy of Nanne Harry- Thanx Nanne!) Home Decor, Opposites Attract, George (used DS to weld mom and accents from these carts)
Paper: Bazzill canvas (background), Bazzill basic (purple, tan, green), not sure where the pattern paper came from???? sorry!
Ink: color box (flowers)
Martha Stewart punch
Enjoy your monday everyone!


This weeks Cuttlebug blog Inspiration

I work with 8 moms so I decided to make them all a "name magnet" for their lockers for mothers day! They were all excited when I gave them their mothers day gifts. I tied the magnets loosly and some peanut m-n-ms with ribbon... {{who knew peanut m-n-ms are alot of moms favorite}} I thought it turned out to be a cute and inexpensive gift.
Sorry the pictures aren't that great...
I forgot to take some b4 I gave them.
So these are quick shots at work.

Cricut Cartridges:  George (scalloped base), Alphalicious (monogram)
Cuttlebug embossing folders: spots and dots, bloom dots, d'vine swirls, swiss dots, decorative squares #3
Paper: Bazzill canvas/bling/basic
Ink: color box (brown, green, purple)
Prima flowers, offray ribbon, stickles, baby buttons from stash

If you feel like you need to do a challenge this month.... stop on by the Cuttlebug blog and join us! We would love to see some new creations!
Thanx for stopping by to take a looksy... if you feel like leaving some luv... I would enjoy it! Scrap Crazy!
Psst... don't forget to enter to win the "I need more friends" cricut cartridge giveaway!


Count your Blessings

This is my project for this weeks Cuttlebug blog inspiration.  My little sister lives by me and raises her two small children by herself! Let me tell you... She is a very strong person.... As I am sure some of you know how hard that is to do by yourself!  Anywayz.... This is a card I made her for Mothers Day.


Cuttlebug embossing folder: Birds and Swirls
Cricut cartridges w/ Design Studio: Stone Scrip (writing) and Home Decor (hearts)
Paper: Bo Bunny Flutter Butter, Bazzill canvas (writing), basic cs (teal)
Making memories: Loopy ribbon
Ink: Color box (chestnut)

This is the gift that I gave her:

Her son's first fingerpainting experience! He had so much fun.  Notice all the little cut toys are also fingerpainted! I used one of the pages he did in my machine and cut out the toys!
Cricut Cartridge/Design Studio: Cuttin' up (writing), Mickey and friends (toys - i think?), George (hearts and star)
Thanx for coming by to take a look! Leave some love if you would like. Come back soon! Don't forget to leave a comment to win that cricut cartridge!
Happy Monday Everyone!


Win the Expressions!

Hear YeOnly 2 days left to win!!!! You KNOW you want a new machine... how old is yours???? New is ALWAYS better... (hum... well most the time anywayz)
Its very easy to enter to win! You never know it could be YOU giving Mr. Expressions a new home!


May's MOM's Month!

Hey Everyone!  Happy NSD! Over at the cuttlebug blog we have a new challenge! Since it is May we are focusing our attention to all the moms who make the world go round! 
Here is my project for this week!
Yup! Thats my Beautiful Ma!

A few closeups for ya'll
I hope you all can read this... I love it! I don't remember the name of the author (dang it) but it is awesome!

Well onto the Recipe:
Cricut Cart: I don't know... My very bestest Aunt sent me the "mom" cut in the mail... just at the perfect time due to my machine breaking... I assume she used Design Studio to weld it as well!
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Bloom Dots
Paper: BO BUNNY flutter butter, cut outs, willow, breeze. Bazzill basics (golden & teal). Bazzill canvas (brown).
Flowers: Prima
MS edge punch
Ink: color box (brown, pink)
Buttons and ribbon from stash, doodlebug bling (flower centers)
I think that wraps it up! Have a great week everyone and Scrap Crazy!

Psst... Look what the CRAFTY FAIRY dropped off at my house! Just in time for NSD!  Raise The Roof 

Who knew it was so easy to fall in {{{LOVE}}}! Heart Eyes 


National Scrapbooking day!

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May we have our own holiday Mr. President?! National Scrapbook Day was started in 1994 by the well-known album company Creative Memories and is celebrated on the first Saturday each May. Since 1994 scrapbookers all over the county celebrate their passion for Scrapbooking on this day! There are even online groups petitioning the US Government to make National Scrapbook Day a federal holiday!

Here a just a few ideas to make this year's National Scrapbooking Day memorable.

1. Attend a crop or scrapbooking party! Of course, this would be #1 on the list! There is nothing better than to scrap with friends! If you can't go to a live event...join an online National Scrapbook Day Crop! Check scrapbooking message boards for online crops. Many offer virtual crops. You and other participants scrapbook at the same time and chat with each other online as you create pages. Many crops will have challenges to see who gets the most pages done. Some will have contests, and some may have a gallery where you can upload your designs. OR Gather your friends for your own crop party. Throw a National Scrapbooking Day party with your fellow scrapbookers. Just add some refreshments and lots of workspace for scrapbooking and you're ready to enjoy your favorite activity with your friends.

2. Learn a new scrapbooking technique. You can do this all on your own by picking up a scrapbook magazine and trying a new skill. OR sign up for a class at your local scrapbook store or turn to the internet.

3. Make a plan! Do some homework early. Find out which stores online and in town you want to visit. Also which blogs you want to drop by. Use your NSD wisely. If you have jotted down a few notes in advance you will remember all the things you would like to get accomplished.

4. Check out your local scrapbooking store to see what activities they are offering. Many local stores have sales, but quite a few offer make-and-take projects, special workshops, or crop time just for National Scrapbooking Day.
5. Browse your local bookstore for a new scrapbook magazine or book. It's fun to find out what the latest trends in scrapbooking are. Books and magazines are a great way to keep up to date on your design skills.
6. Go shopping! There is no better reason to treat yourself to a few new scrapbooking goodies! If your on a tight budget...give yourself just a little...say $5 for a few sheets of new paper. Shop for new supplies online. Online scrapbooking stores are known for running fantastic sales on the first weekend in May just for National Scrapbook Day. You'll find some of the best deals on Saturday, but many will run the sales through the whole weekend. Check your favorite online stores first, because some run the best savings during early bird hours or night owl specials. Be sure you know what time zone they are in so you don't miss out.

7. Share your passion for preserving family memories with a non-scrapper! Think of at least one friend or family member who doesn't scrapbook and bring her along to the crop with you or just invite her to your place! There is no better way to spend National Scrapbook day than teaching someone your favorite hobby!

8. Have other pressing engagements during National Scrapbook Day? It's ok, grab some scrapbook idea books or magazines and take them along. You will be so ready to Scraplift some pages when you get home!

9. Take some photos. If you can't get out to a scrapbooking event, take some time during the day to photograph all the peeps in your life. For scrappin' at a later date!

10. Organize your scrapbooking space. I suggest doing this step before the big day... Personally I would rather crop than organize. But on the other hand you just might find some supplies you forgot all about. A little organization can help you get more pages done the next time you sit down to create a page layout.

But most of all everyone.... Scrap Crazy!


I found Blog Candy!

While hopping around the net.... You know like I usually do....
 (only more now I've no machine ) Crying 1
I found Amandier's Blog "The Lady Wolf's Art Corner".... and she has BLOG CANDY! Who doesn't love sum candy??? Go check out her blog.... There are some yummy goodies just waiting to be grabbed up! She has lots of Cricut stuff to share!
Scrap Crazy Everyone!


I don't know if I will SURVIVE!


My Cricut is BROKEN! OMG!!!! What will I do? Smash it... Throw it away... Never Scrap Again.... NOT!!!!  Wait for PC to send a new one... SmileyCentral.com  What am I going to do until then???? And to think... I was right in the middle of a project (that is due today mind u) and now I have to think of another way to finish it! Sumtimes I just Hate technology! Well hopefully PC is FAST and gets a new one out right away... (ya ya I know... how many corporations do you know that move fast?) SmileyCentral.com
So this is my new news... Are you all as bummed as I am??? SmileyCentral.com


Bug Off!

Garden season is upon us! My DH has started all the veggies in pots around the house and getting anxious to plant! Yesterday he dug up all the flowers and moved them around. I on the other hand did my project inside! This will be hanging in my flower bed this summer! After about 15 coats of modge podge... and a ton of water proof... outdoor sealant! (you know... the kind you put on your fence or deck) So... I have a ton of pics of this project... Hope you like it!

Full sign
close up left side
close up middle
Close up right side

Close up - Little Garden Girl Gretchen
Close up of dragonfly - glitterfly

I sure hope I can get this little darlin to seal up tight so the rain doesn't ruin it! What do you guys think? Does it need something else?

Cricut Cartridges:
Walk in my garden (butterfly, paper flowers, garden tools, wheelbarrow, snail)
Paper Doll Dress up (Gretchen, grass)
Pooh and Friends (fence)
Camp out (glitterfly)
Alphalicious w/ design studio (bug off!)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders:
Swiss Dots (flowers)
d'vine swirls (glitterfly)
Spots and Dots (bug off !)
Paper:  My Minds Eye- Tres Jolie (background), Bazzill- glazed- polka dots (dress front), Bazzill- canvas(grass, flowers shadow, fence, all basic colors), Heather Bailey (yellow dress, bug off !), K&Co - dollhouse peach paisley (front flowers)
Stamps:  Peachy Keen (faces), My Sentiments Exactly - Flower Power (sun) (omg! what a perfect stamp... I didn't even know that was the name*giggle*), Studio g- birthdays are (flowers on hat)
Ink: MS (brown), Ink it up (orange-sun), Ink it up (black)
My very first Stickles (glitterfly), googlie eyes, pastel flower brads (I don't remember which brand... but I am sure I got them at CrazyScraps)
Another little tidbit of information.... I have seen a product called "diamond glaze" (which is like a "clear coat" you can make water actually look like glass) floating around blogs... I cannot find it in stores so you have to order it online I guess? Anywayz... while searching for this product I decided to try Clear Gel Tacky Glue by Aleene's to see if I could get the same effects. And... It works... however it does leave tiny bubbles... I am going to try this effect on another project... but this is my first attempt...
I think that wraps it up everyone! Enjoy your week... and Scrap Crazy!


But.... I love that color......

Okay... so you all should know that one of my favorite supplies... meaning I use it every time I scrap.... Is my chocolate brown ink! It puts just the right tint to projects... blend... pops... is majic..... So um.... what if I buy a new brown... and its not the same? Then I will be a lost scrapper.... And I definately don't want that. Cuz... Well lets face it... Scrappin' is my LIFE!  What do you guys think?

I know exactly what you are thinking.... "this girl has completely lost her marbles"...."I would never put a picture like this on my blog".... But admit it! You know who you are out there... what does your favorite tool/supply look like?  Besides... this is just a VERY well used ink! And thrifty me will USE IT ALL!
Thanx for coming by... tell me what you think about my ink... or your own well used supply!
Scrap Crazy Everyone!


I need More FRIENDS...Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!

Well.... I decided that I need more friends to visit with over here on the Cricut Blog... Sooooo I am going to give away 1 NEW Cricut Cartridge when I reach 150 Followers! I will use Mr. Randomer to pick the number between 1-150.  Tell your Friends and Family... All you have to do to WIN.... Become a follower... Maybe leave some love???? Winner will get to pick from one of these:

I got a great deal on mine over at CrazyScraps so I thought I would share some love....So if you love your cricut as much as I love mine... come by and visit sometime... and don't forget to check back to see who the lucky winner is! (maybe it will be you!)
Scrap Crazy Everyone!
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