Monday, August 30, 2010

Halloween card

This morning I had an itch to make a Halloween card, so I did. Here are some pix:
I used All Stampin' Up products in this card, except for the white paper, I don't know what brand that is.
The base is Concord Crush purple, dark orange is really the Cajun Red. The stamps are from the Wicked Halloween stamp set. I used some stickles on the spider web and the inside word, Spooky to make is pop a little bit. I also used some markers to color the witch to give that a little more as well.

I got this idea from a demo card at a stampin' up party. I love this stamp set!

Friday, August 27, 2010


I ordered a Provo Craft Gypsy on Tuesday & I got it yesterday (Thursday)!!! I did pay for the 2 day shipping. I got it from Custom They had a pretty good deal & I have ordered from them before so I know they are real. Ebay had some a lot less, but I was too scared to order from ebay. I would get am empty box or something! haha, Anyways, I have it & I have played with it. It's pretty cool. I am only have trouble linking one cartridge, the Celebrate Flourish Lite cart. I did some research, & no one can link it yet. So I will wait for the update to allow that cart. to link. One of my girl friends & I are going to share carts now that I can upload them and she can have the cartridge. I have not plugged it into the expression yet to try that, but I will soon. I really wanted to make a video opening the gypsy, but I had to come home @ lunch time and get the package & I opened it at work, so I couldn't do a video, ahah. I will do one soon.

Thanks for reading!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My First Stampin' Up Party

Today was my first Stampin' Up party. It was a great success! I joined a group of great ladies that already had a Stampin' Up group. We decided to each have a party every month & I was first. I was kinda nervous about how well it would turn out, but it was great! I get a lot of free products and I love hanging out with them.

My sister and her family came down from Mich. this weekend to hang out. They have never been down here, so it was fun to show them around where we live & work. We went to the Cleveland Zoo & played cards. It was a great time.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. It's back to the grind tomorrow. :o)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to School Goodie Bag

I created back to school goodie bags for my nephews this morning. I made a video, but I am not sure when I will get that up. I have to figure out how to edit 2 videos together because I messed up half way through the video! Oh well, I do have pictures though:

The apple is from the Cricut Lite cartridge from Wal*Mart Celebrate with Flourish. I used all of the layers except the shadow of the entire apple. I cut some dark green card stock and folded it is half, stapled it to the bag and put the lighter brown mat on top so you couldn't see the staples. Then I glued the apple on top of the mat. I will put the boys names on each of their bags and maybe some other type of "bling".
Inside of the bags are things from Walmart & the Dollar Tree. I have scissors, colored pencils, erasers, pencils, a glue stick & some army men just for fun!

HERE are my videos on this.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

first video!

I just posted my first scrapbooking video on YouTube. I did a haul video, click HERE to watch it. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pink ATG Gun!

I got my Pink ATG in the mail today! I was so excited and I love it!! I am so glad that i finally got one. I got it @ Some its been about 2 months since I ordered it, but it was a pre-order. It was a pretty good deal. Anyways, I just wanted to share that with everyone. I made a "Back to School" card today, but I don't think I am finished with it yet. I may post pictures later.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New stuff!

I went to a wedding this past weekend and when I got home I made a trip to Michael's. That store usually doesn't have the best deals but today I went to price out paper trimmer/cutters. I prices them on-line with Wal*Mart before I left. When I got to Michael's they were having some great sales! A lot of the scrapbook stuff was 40% off!! I ended up getting a Fiskars paper trimmer for just over $13.00. It seems to be a good one, I have not tried it yet. I had a Provo craft cutter that I have replaced the blades on a few times already and it just would not cut a nice clean cut.

I also bought some of the Studio G $1 clear stamps. I REALLY want the set of the letter 'G', but I can not find it. The other thing that I got was a white gel pen. I have almost every color except white and I think white looks so nice on a lot of cards & scrapbook pages.

Next week I am hosting a Stampin' Up party. I hope that goes well!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

my first challenge card

I created a card for Paper Cutz Challenge! It was creating a project using Red, White, Blue, Black & Yellow only. I chose to create a "paper quilt" card. It's an idea from mary over at Cardz TV. I really like the idea, this is the second quilt card I have made since Mary posted her video. Thanks for the ideas Mary!!

I hope everyone enjoys my cards/creations. Since I an new to this, any ideas/hints on my posts are appreciated.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

First Post

I finally came up with a name for my blog. It's not the most creative name, but it will do. I wanted to join some of the card challenges that I have heard about on so I had to figure out a way to get my cards online for others to see. I will try and make a card for one of the challenges soon so I can get a card up.