Monday, August 29, 2011

Update From The Hurricane And The Winner Is....

Update and the winner of my give-away....

First, thanks for the concerns with Hurricane Irene....We ended up without too much trouble...we did not lose power. (Two flickers, that's all). The only damage we had was on our plastic on the window of our porch. We will have to replace it but really NO BIG DEAL. I feel very blessed that was all that happened. 

My three sons decided that it was a perfect time to go swimming in the rain (although the photo does show that it really was pouring).  Then they decided to make a slip 'n slide...

They had such a great time. Afterward, they sang happy birthday (ice cream cake) and then we played a few games. I really enjoyed spending time with them (even though I didn't win any of the games! Don't they know that the birthday person is suppose to win? lol). Unfortunately, my husband had to be at work.

Now to the winner....
Using Random Number Generator....#9 

annette said...

I just love the birthday sign, card and especially the cake goodie box. I have been trying to use my circuit cutter more often. I have to thank you for inspiring me to get it in the first place and this blog of yours is what gives me the additional inspiration to use it. For your birthday I think you should either spend it with Joe and the boys and your granddaughter if you can. We all know finding time when everyones schedules coordinate is hard to come by and if that doesn't work go to a spa for a few hours of me time. Call me I will go with you. LOL Enjoy your day. Love and friends Annette You know where to find me.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday!!!!!...woo hoo!!!!
And guess who's coming to celebrate with me? HURRICANE IRENE.
A Birthday wish I would like to make: EVERYONE STAY SAFE!
We actually received a phone call yesterday from our electric company stating that they are expecting the power to go out...and that they didn't know how long it would take to get back. Pretty scary stuff!

Don't forget about the Give-Away...Click here for details...If the power is out on Monday, I will post the winner ASAP. Thanks for understanding in advance.

So..... Happy birthday to me; Happy birthday to me; Happy birthday Happy birthday, Happy birthday to me!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


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

Friday, August 26, 2011

Relax Birthday Card (and don't forget about my give-away)

It's been a strange week...first an earthquake and now a hurricane. I'm hoping and praying that everyone in the path of the hurricane stays safe...we live in New Jersey, so unfortunately, we are in Irene's path.

On to other things....At Cricut 360, the challenge is "Relax". Make a project with any cartridge with this in mind. Well, I made this card awhile ago, but never shared it. It's a birthday card (big surprise that I have birthdays on my  mind, huh? lol...for those who don't know, my birthday is tomorrow, the 27th, and my blog is having it's birthday this month I am having a give-away, more about that later).

Here is the card:

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

Cardstock: Tan, Brown and Patterned Paper
Cricut Cartridge Paper Pups Relaxdog, page 114 (Base, Shift and Shadow)
Ready-Made Card with Embossing Stripes
Computer Printed Sentiment in Brown Ink
Mounting Tape
Glue Dot

I think it's funny that my card is similar to one of the design team members I said, I made this awhile ago. Great minds think alike, huh?

So, to the birthday give-away... Full details are on Monday's post (Click Here). You must leave a comment (answer the question, "What should I do for my birthday?"), be a follower and leave me a way to contact you if you are the winner. Remember, the comment MUST be on MONDAY"S post to be eligible. Good Luck!

Keep Safe...
imagine what you could do...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thank You Cards and Don't Forget About My Give-Away

I needed some Thank You Cards, so I made these (without using the Cricut...oh my...) I also entered them into the CropStop "Anything Goes" challenge. Here they are:

And a little closer:

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

Cardstock: White, Red, Green, Yellow and Purple
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four (2nd and 3rd largest)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder D'Vine Swirls
Mounting Tape

I thought they came out nice. I like them in all the colors and with the different embossing. What do you think?

On my last post (Monday, August 22), I told you I am celebrating my Blog's Birthday this month, as well as my own birthday this weekend. (Woo Hoo!) I decided to have a give-away. So, if you would like to win, please go to my post on Monday, make sure you are a follower AND leave a comment answering my question of what I should do on my birthday. (Click here). Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you if you are the winner!

Thanks and Good luck!

imagine what you could do.....

Monday, August 22, 2011

Birthday Bash

At Fantabulous Cricut this week, the challenge was "Birthday Bash".  Make a birthday project. Well, the timing couldn't have been any better for me...First, my blog is 1 year old this month...Woo Hoo!!! I cannot believe it's been a year since I started out on this journey...and an interesting one it has been. Secondly, my birthday is on Saturday. So, Happy Birthday to Me!!!

For my project, I made a Birthday Banner:

Finished Banner: approximately 3 1/2" x 3 1/2' (yes, feet)

Cardstock: Orange, Light Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red and Brown
Cricut Cartridge Happy Graduation (Congratulations) Banner
Cricut Cartridge George & Basic Shapes Various Letters "H" "A" "P" Y" "B" "I" "R" "T" "D", (Shadow)
Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats Cupcake 6, page 29 (Base, Layers, Layers Shift and Shadow/Blackout Shift)
Cricut Design Studio
Sizzix Embossing Folder Scrollwork
White Curling Ribbon
White Gel Pen

I also made a card and a favor box to match:

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

Cardstock: White, Orange, Light Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red and Brown
Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats Cupcake 6, page 29 (Base, Layers, Layers Shift, Shadow and Shadow/Blackout Shift)
Cricut Design Studio
Sizzix Embossing Folder Scrollwork
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Happy Birthday
Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch Happy Birthday
Yellow Ribbon
White Gel Pen
Mounting Tape

( I did add the white dots on the cupcake after the picture was taken to match the banner...did anyone pick up that I forgot the dots?)

Finished Box: 2 1/4" x 3" x 1 3/4"

Cardstock: Purple, Brown, Light Blue and Orange
Cricut Cartridge Sweet Tooth Boxes Cake Slice, page 10 (Cake, Cake Layer 2 and Cake Layer 3)
Cricut Cartridge Wild Card Wave (Squiggle line), page 50 (Icon)

A couple of posts back, I had said that I would be having a Give-away to celebrate my Blog's Birthday and My Birthday.  So would you like to know what I am giving away? Here it is:

There might even be a surprise or two! This is what you have to do to be eligible to win...First, you have to be a follower of my blog. Second, you must leave a comment HERE on this post and answer the question "What should I do to celebrate my birthday?" Give me some suggestions! You have until Sun the 28th (midnight EST) to leave a comment on THIS post. On Mon. Aug 29th, I will post the winner. Be sure to leave me a way to contact you. Good luck!

Would like to share a picture with you:

Had a great lunch the other day with these ladies. It was nice catching up. Thanks Janet, Betty and Maureen. We really need to do this more often.

Have a great rest of the week...don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment (answer my question) for the give-away.

Happy Birthday to me and my blog!
imagine what you could do......

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back to School CropStop Challenge #32

Wow, I haven't made anything for any challenges (except Fantabulous Cricut) for a LONG time. I was looking through the dashboard and happen to see this challenge from CropStop. Make a project related to Back to School. I don't make many layouts, but I thought this image needed just that. I hope you like it...

Simple, but to the point...

Finished Layout: 12" x 12"

Cardstock: Orange/Yellow, Gray, Black, Dark Blue, and 5 Different Patterned Papers
Cricut Cartridge Autumn Celebrations Books, page 22 (Base, Shift, Layer 1 Base, Layer 1 Shift, Layer 2 Base and Layer 2 Shift); Schoolbus ("Back 2 School") page 39 (Phrase Layer)
Mounting Tape

While playing with this cartridge, I noticed that most of the images have a suggested cut measurement (5 inches or larger), which makes this cartridge great to use for layouts. The images do have a lot of layers and some of them are very detailed. It would be hard to use them on a card. Nevertheless, the cartridge has some different themes. Well worth looking at the cartridge.

Still working a lot of hours. Going to try an work on my craftroom today since we have is such a mess. No, that doesn't even describe it...maybe bomb went off in it describes it a little better. Anyway, I think you get the picture.

Have a great rest of the day.

imagine what you could do...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Let's Get Buggy!

At Fantabulous Cricut this week, the challenge was "Let's Get Buggy!" (Use a bug on your project). I decided to make a Get Well Card. Here it is:

and the inside:

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

Cardstock: White, Dark Blue, Black, Green Patterned Paper and Blue Striped Patterned Paper.
Cricut Cartridge Cricut Everyday Cricut page 22, (Phrase Base and Shift) and page 23, (Base Shift and Layer 1 Base)
Cricut Cartridge George and Basic Shapes "?" page 89, (Base Shift and Shadow Shift
Cricut Design Studio
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots
Queen and Co Pearls, 2 Small Nightfall and 1 Small and 2 Medium Grass Green
Inkadinkado Happy Everything Stamp Set (feel better soon)
Black Pigment Ink
Mounting Tape

A few months ago, I won a 3 month membership to the Cricut Circle and as one of the perks, I received the Cricut Cartridge Cricut Everyday. (I'll be honest, I am completely lost how to use Cricut Circle. My membership is almost up, but if anyone could give me a hint, I would appreciate it...I feel so stupid!) Anyway, all of the cuts on the cartridge are somehow related to crafting. I wasn't sure how I was going to use this cartridge when I received it; however, when this challenge came about, I thought of the Cricuit "Bug" and a play on words. (I thought it was cute/funny

Wanted to share this picture of my son and my granddaughter (his daughter) in the pool this past week. She is such a ray of sunshine in our lives.

Hope that you have a wonderful week.

imagine what you could do...

P.S. This month is a year since I started my blog. I can't believe it's been that long already! Also my birthday is coming up at the end of the month, so keep checking back as I am planning on a give-away.
And as always, leave me a comment, I love hearing from you! Thanks!!

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