Tuesday, May 31, 2011

And the Winner Is.....

And the winner for the BugBites Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop is via Random Number Generator (1 - 41) is # 8.

ScrapinShana said...

Love this invitation, who could say no to a party when getting this kind of invite?! Glad to be a part of this hop with you! =)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Remember This

Happy Memorial Day!

At Fantabulous Cricut this week, the challenge was to "Remember This" (Create a project to remember a special person, time or anniversary). I decided to remember my Mother in a layout.

Finished layout: 12" x 12"

Cardstock: Dark Brown, Medium Tan, Light Tan, Cream, and Patterned Paper.
Cricut Cartridge Paper Lace I Love You, page 60 (Lace 1 Base and Lace 1 Shadow Base)
Cricut Cartridge Lyrical Letters "M", "e", "and", "o", "m", Various pages
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Stylized Flowers
Copy of Photograph
Two Small Gold Brads 
One Large Brad
Mounting Tape

This was taken oh, so may years ago...I think I was about 10 or 12 years old. As I have said before in an earlier post, I lost my mother about 20 years ago.  My mom always loved this picture. I think she would like this layout. 

Take the time to remember something or someone special. I know it brought me a smile (and a tear).

Don't forget also, this is Day 3 of the BugBites Bug Hop. If you want to win some blog candy, leave a comment on Saturday's post (click here). To start from the beginning of the hop click here...you could win some blog candy at all the trail stops along the way.  

Have a great Memorial Day!

imagine what you could do......

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Don't Forget This is Day 2 of BugBites Grillin' and Chillin' Bug Hop

Hope that you are having a wonderful Memorial weekend so far.
Just a reminder that this is Day 2 of the BugBites Bug Hop (see yesterday's post...click here). If you want to start from the beginning or play along, click here.

There a lot of great designs and lots of blog candy along the way.  You won't want to miss it. Speaking of blog candy, if you want to win mine, you will have to become a follower (yay, it looks like it is back up and running) and leave a comment on YESTERDAY"S post. Also, leave me a way to contact you. Thanks.

Have a great rest of the day...imagine what you could do.....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

BugBites Grillin' and Chillin' Bug Hop

It's Memorial Weekend, and we are celebrating with BugBites first ever, Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop. This weekend is all about Grillin" (May 28 - 30). (Next weekend is Chillin'). If you have come from  Jessica's blog Chick-n-Scrap, you are in the correct place. If however, you just happened across my blog and you would like to play along, click here to start at the beginning.

Each designer is featuring a project with the Grillin' & Chillin' theme, and you can play also. All you need to do is make a project with the Grillin' & Chillin theme and link it up over at BugBites for a chance to win a Big Prize. BUT, there is a twist!!! You must include at least one Cricut cut AND at least one critter that is hidden somewhere on some of the blogs. Check them all out to find all the critter choices (not all designers have hidden critters). In addition, don't forget to look for the Blog Candy that each of the designers are offering.

So let's get on with this bug trail...here is my project...I decided to make an invitation:

Then open it up:

Finished project (closed): 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"  (opened): 4 1/2" x 10 7/8"

Cardstock: Gray, White, Dark Red, Yellow, Light Yellow, Tan, Patterned Paper, Vellum (ice cubes) and Clear Craft Plastic (glass).
Cricut Cartridge Wild Card Invite, page 37 (Base)
Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges Circle 1, page 45 (Shift Base) and Butterfly (Scalloped Square), page 30 (Shift Base)
Cricut Cartridge Just Because Lemonade, page 69 (Layer 1 Base and Shift, Layer 2 Base and Shift, and Layer 3 Shift) (I cut off the straw portion of the image)
Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed HotDog, page 49 (Shift Base [Hidden Contour on Face on Bun], Layer 1 Shift and Layer 2 Shift)
Cricut Design Studio
HamptonArt Clear Stamps Father's Day
Sticko Classic Clear Stickers Ants XL
Brown and Red Pigment Ink
Computer Written Invitation Chalkduster and Arial Fonts
Mounting Tape

And now for my Blog Candy......Woo Hoo

I thought I would include: Nicole Stickers (BBQ And Drinks), Mrs Grossman's Stickers (Fast Food), Queen & Co Pearls (Red And Black), Jolee's Boutique Stickers (LadyBugs), Jolee's By You (Hotdog and Burger & Fries) and Inkadinkado Clear Stamps (Patterned Bugs).

To be eligible to win, you need to be a follower and leave a comment on THIS post. Please leave a way for me to contact you. You have until Midnight EST on Monday, May 30th. I will post the winner on Tuesday, May 31st.

Time to move onto your next stop with Ashley at http://shellyscrafts.blogspot.com/ I'm sure she has something wonderful to share with you. Here is the entire list of blogs for the hop just in case you get lost along the way:

Don't forget when you are finished hopping along, create your own Grillin' & Chillin' project and link it at Bugbites by May 30th Midnight CST. Remember to include a Cricut cut and at least one hidden Critter. You just might win a prize.

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment to be eligible for the blog candy...Good luck.

imagine what you could do....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Diaper Cake

Quick post tonight. A co-worker (manager) is pregnant at work and we are giving her a shower. I made a diaper cake for her.

Here is a close-up of the name at the bottom.

Finished project: 10" x 18"

42 Size 2 Diapers
Rubber bands (for rolling up diapers and to hold diapers together)
4 Receiving Blankets
Toy Lion Rattle
Cricut Cartridge Zooballoo Letters and Coordinating Animals, Various pages
Cardstock: White, Brown, Tan, Green, Neon Green, Blue/Gray, Dark Blue/Gray, Blue and Teal
Gift Bag

This is the card I made also for her:

Finished card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 "

Cardstock: Peach, White, Teal and Patterned Paper
Cricut Cartridge New Arrival Delivery, page 85 (Base, Shift Base)
Doodlebug Design Crushed Velvet Flock Blue
Chalk - Brown, Peach and Rose
Mounting Tape

Hope she likes the diaper cake.

Please stop back this weekend (Saturday the 28th through Monday the 30th) for the Bugbites Bug Hop. Lots of Blog candy on all the blogs and a chance for you to make your own project and win a prize.

Thanks for dropping by...leave a comment...

imagine what you could do...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You LIght Up

It feels like it's been forever since I have made anything. Between working on the projects around the house and my new work schedule (which is temporary), my craft area has been very quiet. I was planning this masculine card for two challenges but I didn't get it finished in time. So I'll just be posting it and hope that you like it. I was inspired by Mary at Cardz TV. She has a video on how to make a Twisted Easel Card. I thought I would give it a try. (Thanks Mary).

 I really like the way it turned out (simple but to the point). The white strip is for any personal message.

Finished Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: Black, Gray, Silver, Yellow and White
Cricut Lite Cartridge Handy Man Flashlight, (Base, Shift, Layer and Shift Layer)
Cricut Cartridge George and Basic Shapes Oval 1, page 114 (Shift Base)
Cricut Design Studio
Center Point on Cricut Expression (with the oval)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Diamond Plate
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Charcoal Chalk
Computer Sentiment

Hopefully, I'll be able to make some other projects this week...wish me luck...Until then, have fun creating, cause imagine what you could do.....

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Rectangle and A Triangle Challenge

This week at Fantabulous Cricut (click here), the challenge is "Try This Angle"...use a rectangle and a triangle in your project. I decided to make a layout. 

This is my granddaughter. In the yellow rectangle, I am going to add some journaling about the day.  Special moments...special memories.

Finished Layout: 12" x 12"

Cardstock: Dark Purple, Light Purple, Light Pink, Dark Pink, Blue, Yellow, Green, Black and Two Different Patterned Papers.
Cricut Cartridge Plantin Various Letters and Pages, (Shift Base)
Cricut Solutions Cartridge Indie Art Button 24, (Base, Shift and Shadow)
EK Success Disney Dimensional Stickers Minnie Mouse
K & Company Embossed Stickers Small Wonders Girl "Cutie Pie"
Pastel Striped Ribbon
One Pink Rhinestone
Mounting Tape

Hope you decide to play a long. There are many directions you could go. I would love to read your comments...thanks for stopping by.

...imagine what you could do....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Other Projects and Acknowedgements

I want to apologize for not having any crafting for a while. We are in the very long process of redoing a bedroom for my son, Jason. First, he had to go through about 20 some years of stuff and empty the room. That in itself, took way too much time. However, with work schedules and other projects like rebuilding a play area and building the new garden...what are you going to do? Then, I patched the holes and nicks, sanded and wiped everything down on Saturday. Sunday was Mother's Day and well, I was invited out for the day. Yesterday, we ripped the rug out of the room. So today is painting day (ceiling, walls and trim)...rug is scheduled to come on Thursday.  Of course, then it's the process of getting everything back into the room.( I am not looking forward to that! Way too much stuff! lol) And guess what, right after that is done, we get to move two more rooms around. My other two sons are trading bedrooms...at least I don't have to get rugs for either of those. I'm hoping that these projects will be completely finished by the end of the month. Oh, guess I have to open the pool sometime soon too. It's always something...isn't it?

However, with all of this, I do want to acknowledge a few things and say "Thanks". First, I just found out that via Randon.org I was the winner for the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge last week at More Than Favors. I now qualify for the drawing at the end of the month for a cartridge. (Yea!). Secondly, I received notice that I was chosen to receive a three month membership for the Cricut Circle from Susan at Busy with the Cricky. (Woo Hoo). I can't wait to try it. And last, but not least, I received an award from Crystal at Little Creations. Thank you so much.

Here are the rules for the Cricut-tastic Award:
Your blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic. Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

This is who I would like to share this award with...(now please understand, I hate this part...there are way too many talented crafters out there that I admire...but here goes...and in no particular order)


(Ok is it just me? Sometimes I don't understand why the blogger does things it does...like post in different colors or with spaces...sometimes I can correct it and sometimes I can't...oh well...)

5 Related Cricut Things...
1. I love my Expression
2. I am lost without my Design Studio. Use it ALL the time!
3. I have 64 cartridges.
4. I use Cricut Jukebox...have several of them.
5. My favorite cartridge is...pretty much the one I am using at the time...lol

Ok..it's time for me to start on the painting...or it will never get done. Hope to do some paper crafting soon...until then...thanks for stopping by

imagine what you could do....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day. I hope you get the chance to do whatever it is you want to do...whether it is paper crafting, reading or spending time with family. Enjoy the day.

...imagine what you could do...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cobi and Gianna

Second post for today...

Well, I actually made a layout...surprise, surprise, surprise! You may be seeing more of them in the future...we'll see........

I thought I would enter it in three challenges...Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge at More Than Favors (Plantin and/or Pagoda Cartridge), Crop Stop (Sketch) and Papercraft Star (Find your own sketch).

Finished Layout: 12" x 12"

Cardstock: Rose, Yellow, Orange, Black and Patterned Paper
Cricut Cartridge Plantin, Various pages (Base and Shift Base)
EK Success Corner Victorian Lace
Studio G Clear Stamp "Too Cute"
Computer Sentiment Date

This is my sweet Cobi and my adorable granddaughter, Gianna. I thought that this was one of the sweetest pictures. Words cannot really explain. (I think it looks much better in person than what the photo shows).

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the day...

...imagine what you could do....

Graduation Card

Well, I'm back...finally! Feels like I have been gone for a long time! If you read one of my earlier posts, you know that my monitor died and that I could not use my Design Studio. (I was SO lost without it!) Anyway, I wasn't sure what I was going to do...well, you won't believe this but it just started working again. WOO HOO! I am not questioning what happened, just happy that it's back.

We have a graduation next month for our niece. So, I also thought this would be perfect for two challenges...Die Cuttin' Diva's (sketch) and Celebrate the Occasion (Graduation).

Finished Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: White, Black, Yellow and Two Patterned Papers
Cricut Cartridge Accent Essentials Accent 50, page 81 (Base)
Cricut Cartridge Everyday Paper Dolls Grad, page 46 (Shift Base)
Cricut Design Studio
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Swiss dots
Inkadinkado Happy Everything Stamp Set, Congradulations
Yellow Embroidery Floss
Mounting Tape
White Gel Pen
Black Pen

The big tassel on the side is not attached except by the embroidery floss at the top, so it swings freely. I really like the way it turned out.

Hope you like the card. I would love for you to become a follower and/or leave a comment....thanks for stopping by....

Going to go work on another card or two, maybe even a layout (and finish the wash...lol)...

...imagine what you could do......

Monday, May 2, 2011

Flower Shower at Fantabulous Cricut Happy Mother's Day!

This week at Fantabulous Cricut is Flower Shower. The challenge is to make a project with at least three flowers. Here is my card:

It's a Gate-fold card...

and the inside:

I thought this would be a nice card for Mother's Day...which is on Sunday.

Finished Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: White, Pink, 2 Shades of Green, Purple and Patterned Paper.
Cricut Cartridge Walk In My Garden Stem 2 page 103 (Base Shift) and Cornflower page 86 (Base)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Five (Second and Third Largest)
Martha Stewart Glitter Florentine Gold
Queen and Co Pearls Sunflower Yellow (2)
Computer Sentiment
Pink Ribbon
Mounting Tape

I hope that you are able to spend some time with your mother this Sunday. I lost mine in 1991...July will be 20 years. Wow...is it really that long? I miss her so much. There are still times that I go to pick up the phone so I can tell her something important that is happening. I know she is with me and always looking out for me.That thought gives me comfort. Therefore, I dedicate this card to all the mothers out there (living or not).

Leave me a comment...I always love hearing from you...thanks!

Make a memory this Sunday with your mother or with your kids...no matter what it is, it will be cherished. Happy Mother's Day!

imagine what you could do.....
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