Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Thousand Sheets of Paper

Pretty cool Blog Candy! A Thousand Sheets of Paper is the name of the Blog and the name of the Candy!!!

Lots of stamps and lots of chances to WIN!!!

My First Card Entry for Digis

Not sure WHAT I was thinking, but I've joined a Progressive Challenge at Crafters Digital Art.  This being my FIRST ever colored digi print, I am not too disappointed.  But, MAYBE I should have practiced a little more!!!  And, I used pastel pencils.  I wish I had some good markers ... hint, hint, Santa!!

This image is from Digistamps4joy / tag = ds4j

Well, I will say that I am proud of my self for "going for it" and trying it out.  There will be one every two weeks now!!! My goal is to learn A LOT over these next couple of entries!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pulley Card

WOW!!!  Have you ever spent WAAYYY too much time on ONE card!! Well, this one took me all day!  At least it seemed that way ;-)
I followed Michelle's directions on her blog, Michelle's Rubber Room.   Her video is Awesome!! The card itself did not actually take that much time.  Kind of fun.  I cheated a little, in that I attached the inside tags before embellishing them. That way I knew I wouldn't go too far over with the sentiments and I wouldn't have to worry about which direction they were supposed to be adhered.
The most time spent, actually, was trying to line up the computer generated sentiments with the Cricut. In "theory", it's supposed to be simple.  Welllll, I guess I didn't do it the "simple" way, because it took me SEVERAL tries.  None the less, I didn't give up and persevered!!!!
Now that I have this down, I KNOW I won't try to computer generate sentiments in such a TIGHT space!!  All in all, a FUN card to make!!! It does take a custom envelope.  I will share in another post how I did that.

Card closed

Card Opened!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flip Card

This is a Flip Card that I made for a young man in England that loves Winnie the Pooh!  I found a video tutorial here to teach me this technique.  I LOVE it!

Pooh and bridge is from Pooh and Friends. Celebrate is from Gypsy Wanderings.  Inside sentiment is computer generated.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I am SOOOO excited!! I have been dreaming about hosting a SWARM all Summer and I finally checked out the available dates at my office and weekends are open!!  So, I am shooting for October 8th and 9th.  Yes, it's only six weeks away, but I can't wait!!!  hehehee

If you are unaware of what a SWARM is... it's a collection of "bugs", aka Cricuts!!! Non bugs are welcome too!  It will be a weekend full of camaraderie, food and PAPER!!

The cost will be $15 each day (Saturday and Sunday) and will be held in Woodstock, Georgia, off I-575 and Hwy 92.

Mr. Cricut Crazy has agreed to donate an item to "raffle off" at the event!!!  How INCREDIBLY Sweet!!!  But, SSSHHHH ... it's a surprise!!!   ;-)

More details to follow!!  Come join us!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hello Kitty 5th Birthday

Here is a card I made for my "niece" for her 5th birthday. I am so very glad I have little ones around that like Hello Kitty, cause I LOVE Hello Kitty!!!

I used a Martha Stewart Punch, the Happy Birthday Cuddle Bug folder and the Hello Kitty cartridge (not the font one).  Isn't she Cute??!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stephanie :-)

21 Days of Giveaways!!

Get Scrabooking, Cricut, Craft Project Ideas and More at Above Rubies Studio!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Positive Affirmation

So, my Life Coach Debra Blanken and I have been working together to stop me from criticizing my self all the time.  I did not realize how many times a day that occurred!!  Louise Hay is one of my favorite authors.  She wrote You Can Heal Your Life.  This is a BEAUTIFUL book; both in written word and illustration.  I HIGHLY recommend it!

We got this affirmation from the book. I used vinyl on this hand painted and inked canvas.  The only thing I changed after taking this picture is the yellow bling in the flower.  I changed it to brown and liked it even more!

I used my Gypsy to design the words. Can't wait to make another!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Divine Twine Giveaway

I have just found Divine Twine at Whisker Graphics recently while blog hopping.  I am a fan of theirs on Facebook and they are now running a giveaway!  Their colors are adorable and a I love their fun color names...cotton candy, brown sugar, green apple...
Check them out!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two Quick Cards

So, I did not plan very well, and did not have much time to put these together.  So, for the short amount of time, I guess they are ok.  But, I'm not pleased with the choices I made with the paper .... will have to try the design again with different paper!!

This is the one I did for Becca for her first day of College:

(my apologies for the poor photograph ... my finger and the shadow!  oops!)

This is the card for Sara:

Both of these cards were made from the Wild Card cartridge.  The cool thing is that I was able to use "You are my" from the Sunshine card for the Pie card by using my Gypsy.  But, I am sure you could cut it without the Gypsy as well.

(Love using my Gypsy at night while I am watching TV with hubby and designing what I want to cut for the next day!!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A new Chapter

My beautiful, twin daughters start college classes tomorrow!!!  I am so incredibly proud of them!  I must create a "Good Luck" card for the first day of school!!
I have now participated in three Blog Hops and they've been so fun!  It is such a wonderful way to see other like minded individuals and their creations!  Plus, lots of opportunity for Blog Candy!!! Yipppeee!!!
Thanks for stopping by.  Will have my first day of school card posted soon!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

First Blog Hop with My Pink Stamper

Just finished my first Blog Hop!!! Such fun, such talented ladies, such lovely creations!! And, I even posted my butterfly card on My Pink Stamper blog!!!  squeallll!!

Robyn asked us to post our "style" ... using our favorite color combination, favorite technique or favorite cartridge, etc.  I chose my butterfly card because the Easel Card is one of my favorite cards to make right now.  Plus, I LOVE the flowers and butterflies on the Tinker Bell and Friends cartridge.

My Pink Stamper is one of my favorites!  I want to be just like her! ;-)  I think about how busy she is with her family and church and wonder HOW she does such great crafts!!  I should be able to do that!! I only have two kids, and they are grown!!!  My dream is to make money doing what I LOVE....paper crafting!!

So, more blogging for me and MORE creating too!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday Card

This is one of my favorite cards to date.  It's an easel card with a computer generated sentiment.  The butterfly is from the Tinker Bell Cartridge (yep!!) and I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder for the background.

Blog Candy!!

Hop over to Craftelicious for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Michael's!!!  Love her blog!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Craft Channel Announced another artist ... Embellish It!

Embellish It will be providing a Tip of the Day on My Craft Channel!! Always interested in more Tips to make my favorite hobby easy!

Good luck in winning the E!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

More Blog Candy -- Goodie Giveaway!

Nana Donna's Card Dreams is celebrating her One Year Anniversary Blog and giving away wonderful goodies.  She is VERY talented!  Congratulations Donna and Thanks for the giveaway!!

My Craft Channel Announces Manufacturer -- Adorn It

AMAZING!!! Adorn It's website is FULL of beautiful items!!!  Almost makes me want to start quilting!  haha!
Not only is My Craft Channel giving away another Expression, but Adorn It is giving away a set of paper and fabric.  Love their colors!  GOOD LUCK!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My first PAID project

I actually had a friend ask me to make invitations, thank yous and a banner for her daughter's first birthday!  I was very excited and learned a lot; timing, designing, pricing, etc. We started with a Sesame Street theme (Elmo on the invitation.) Then, we used Abbie for the banner.  She is VERY intricate and only cuts well at large sizes.  I tried to use her for the thank you card, but was only able to cut one.  So, we went with a cupcake for the thank you card.

Hello Kitty

The Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge from Provocraft is one of my favorites.  Here are a couple of cards I've made this past year, using the cartridge.

Another Chance to Win an Expression at My Craft Channel Blog

Sarah at Pink Cricut blog is the newest release to My Craft Channel. I can not believe she has only been posting to a Blog for a year and she already has her own show!!! WOW!! I'm going to like her shows, as she will be demoing new products and tools ... loveee toys!!
Thanks for Visiting!!!