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!


Cricut Cheet Sheets!

Hey Everyone! So I got up this morning and was all gung-ho on getting some projects done today... Well I haven't gotten much done... I wanted to make a "brighten your day" card and was looking through all my carts to find a "sun".... Then I remembered that long ago on the CMB I saw a list compiled... so I have spent all morning tracking this list down...AND I have fantastic news! I have found the most wonderful Cricut Cartridge Cheet sheet! Linda Scott has put together (and updates regularly) 60-something pages of Information for us ALL! The CRICUT CHEET SHEET.... you bring it up and its like a reference.  Like this morning I was looking for a sun... so you go to the ALPHA sheet... Look (alphabetically) for sun... guess what there is like 10 different carts with suns! yay!!!! I am so loving this!
Okay... now I have done my job for the day.... I am off to accomplish something creative!
Scrap Crazy!


Flower Power Inspiration

This month over at the Cuttlebug Blog the theme is FLOWER POWER! I love this... you can create basically anything with flowers! Here is my project for this week....

I love love love how this turned out! My BFF had her baby on April first... and traditionally you get flowers for the mom... well here are her flowers! Click on pics to see the patterns on the flowers.
I used my Cricut Design Studio to cut all the flowers so I could see how big they were... therefore I really don't know the actual sizes... (sorry) I will guess that the big daisy is 6x6 and sunflower close to that.

Cricut Carts used: Walk in my garden (all flowers), Hello Kitty Font and Alphalicious (its a boy)

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders used: Argyle (lg daisy), Swiss Dots (center sunflower), D'vine Swirl (sm daisy), Spots and Dots (little red flowers), Textile (little yellow flowers)

Paper: basic bazzill card stock: yellow, blue, green, brown, purple: Bazzill Bling: red

Ribbon: Offray: yellow, green, blue....technique.... I wrapped the ribbon around wooden dowls... sprayed them with spray starch... and put them in the oven on 200 degrees for approx. 15 min... Voila! Curly q's... however... they were not "stiff" so I had to use floral wire (spiraled the same as the ribbon) and glue the ribbon on the wire...

I used an old vase I had at home and bought some decorative accents gems to put in the vase. I glued all the flowers and stems to "kabob" sticks I had in the pantry left over from last years bbq season.


Happy Easter!

To all of my friends and family...
Happy Easter!


My Very First Peachy Keen Stamp!

Hey All! I am sooooo excited! I got my very first Peachy Keen stamp set in the mail yesterday.... and If you read any of my blogs you know I love getting packages in the mail.... It's like Christmas for moms! **giggle**
So anywayz.... This is my Very First stamp!

I did a closeup of the background behind Princess Hopps-alot... so you can see the stamp pattern behind her.... She reminds me of my niece... I think I will dress her up as a bunny next year for halloween! lol
Onto the challenge... PKS is using a sketch for their challenge this time... Since this is my very first PK stamp I thought I would enter their challenge #25! Wish me luck....
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress up (size 5)
Paper: Printed paper from PC Hug bug (background), Bazzill basic cs (pink, white, grey, peach)
Stamps: PKS (face), studio g (egg hunt background and sentement)
Ink: MS (pink, blue, black)
atyou spica markers
prima flower, doodlebug bling (center)
Thanx for looking everyone... and Scrap Crazy!

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