Saturday, July 31, 2010
Robyn was at the Custom Crops Booth promoting her new video Cricut Volume 3 and her lovely line of stamps. Karlee was there too. There was this young girl who made Robyn a very cute card, Robyn was so touched. I thought she was going to cry...she spent some time talking to the girl and her family. She also gave the girl one of her stamp sets. I was extremely impressed by how genuine Robyn was, and how she took the time out to make that young girl's day.
The Custom Crops Booth has some WONDERFUL products at a great price. Plus they had a raffle for some of Robyn's products, Cricut Cartridges, and some new products being released soon. I didn't win anything, but it was fun just to hang out at the booth. I finally got my George Basic Shapes Cartridge, the Crafter's Companion adhesive and remover for the mats, and My Pink Stamper's Fruits & Veggie Puns Stamps. I also made this cute card.
Emma was at the Peachy Keen Stamps Booth promoting her new Gypsy Magic Video, and showcasing her amazing work as a Peachy Keen Stamp Designer. I have to say the pictures on her blog and videos do not do her work justice. Her work in person is breathtaking. The little details she adds to make it special...you just cannot see it in a picture. Emma was so sweet giving everyone hugs, and taking pictures. I was overwhelmed that I go to meet Emma too! It is so nice to meet the people who inspire you. Thank you!
I went a little overboard at the Peachy Keen Stamps Booth. I got the penguin and the kitty Cottage Cuts, along with some of their stamp sets that Emma uses on her projects. I cannot wait to use the stamp set for the Zooballoo cartridge. Peachy Keen Stamps had some of there stamps on clearance too...so I hit the clearance bin a little hard too. You only live once.
I am going back today. I still have more to post from yesterday, and hope to have more today! Thanks for visiting me!
Friday, July 30, 2010
However after my son so sweetly offered to go with me to keep me company and Quiana reminded me that I need to go and do it for myself, I stopped feeling sorry for myself and got ready and headed out to Rosemont. And I am so glad I did. I had an amazing time. I cannot believe how much fun I had without doing any of the workshops. So here are some pictures of a few things that I made at the JoAnn's Booth. I hope you enjoy.
This was the make and take from JoAnn's booth using Core'dinations cardstock. I was amazed at how easy it was to make this adorable layout using this cardstock. I even got a sample of their cardstock. I cannot wait to play with it.
I also made this at the JoAnn's booth. I thought this card was so cute. The background is made by using one of EK Success's new punches....I forgot the name of it...Starburts?? and a these adorable alien 3-D stickers that are new to JoAnn's.
This paper gift bag was made using Fiskars new self-inking roller stamps, and Fiskars rotary scalloped paper cutter. This was a quick and easy project using some really awesome new products from Fiskars.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. I will most more tomorrow. I have a ton more to share with you!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Our trip was an adventure...Of course our flight was delayed. We were stuck on the runway for over 2 hours. Then we had to turn around and refuel. Plus they had to let us off the plan in order to avoid a fine. Thanks be to God we arrived safely and had an amazing trip. The flight home was good...no delays. I am happy to be home, and I able to post these for you. I hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
My Sister-in-Law asked me to make a card for her niece who is going off to college. Since I wanted to try to make a word book using my Gypsy/Cricut and Bind-it-All, I thought I would make one for her. Here is what I have so far. I hope you like it.
I used the Hello Kitty Font, but I will post the recipe when I complete it. And if I can figure out how to load gypsy files to my blog I will post the design for you too. I am thinking that once it is complete, I am going to give myself credit for the scrapbook pages on my challenge...if my BFF (AKA the moderator of the challenge) agrees.
Friday, July 16, 2010
This card was super simple, and I love how it turned out.
Jubilee Cartridge "You Rock" cut at 2 1/4
Black Card Stock from Papertrey Ink for the base of the A2 card
DCWV Pink from their Glitter Stack for the layer
DCWV Guitar patterned paper from their Rock Star Stack for the second layer
KI Memories Black Striped Ribbon from JoAnn's
This card kind of evolved. I bought Inkadinkado floral stamp set from JoAnn's and I thought it would cut out nicely with my square punch from EK Success. Which it does, but it didn't look right with the layer. So I had to cut another layer using my paper trimmer. But eitherway, I like the look.
Yellow cardstock for the base of the A2 card, either Papertrey Ink or Stampin' Up
DCWV yellow floral paper for the layer from their Pocket Full of Posie Stack
Inkadinkado Florish stamp
Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant Paper and Ink
Core'dinations Pearly White Card Stock
Marcella by K Victoria Butterfly Demensional Stickers
Stampin' Up God's Blessing Stamp
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
I couldn't wait until today, so that I could enter into Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge for the second week in a row. Last week was the first challenge I had ever done, and I am so glad that I did it. It was a wonderful experience. Emma is so kind. She personally looks at every one's creation, and leaves a super sweet comment on your post. I am truly touched that she takes the time to look and comment on every entry. Plus, there were a few great ladies that came over to my blog and left really nice comments too. A big "THANK YOU" to Emma and the other participants that make this challenge so much fun.
For today's challenge you had to create a card using the Wild Card Cartridge for your favorite holiday. Click here to see the challenge and Emma's video on how to make the cutest pumpkin card.
I bought the Wild Card cartridge when it first came out and only used it a couple times. I had a hard time working with it. But after watching Emma's video and using some of her tips on the Gypsy, I now know why so many people rave about this cartridge. I am going to make a few more cards using this cartridge.
Christmas is my favorite holiday for numerous reasons. The number one reason is because it is the birth of Jesus Christ. My second reason is because it is the one time our whole family does there best to get together. I love my family, and I love it when we are all together. With that being said, I wanted to make a Christmas card. I used the ornament card on page 74.
For this card I used:
Stampin' Up Designer's Series Paper Rockabilly Paper
Stampin' UP 12 x 12 Card Stock Ruby Red and Old Olive
DCWV Glitter Stack Paper
Core'dinations Starlight Pearl
Stickles Cotton Candy and Eucalyptus
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Well, technically I have 18 if you count me. Either way I really want to thank everyone who has supported me with their sweet comments and encouragement. Thank you everyone!
I have decided to give away some blog candy. I am excited to give one of you lucky followers some Stampin' Up goodies.
Stampin' Up Clear Mount Stamp Set Sweethearts
Stampin' Up Classic Pad Real Red
Stampin' Up Stamp and Write Marker Real Red
The way to qualify to win is:
1. You have to be a follower of my blog. AND
2. You have to leave a comment on this post.
Good Luck! You have until Saturday, July 17th @ Midnight CST to qualify. I will post the winner on Sunday.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I made another card using the sweet treat cup from Stampin Up. This time I used the same stamp Heather did but switched the car up a little. I hope you like.
Click here if you would like to see Heather's video.
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Saturday, July 10, 2010
My mom asked me to make a card for my Great Uncle Truman. I have to say this is one of my best cards in a long time. I didn't use the cricut, but I think it turned out amazing. I saw the idea on YouTube with Stampwithheather. Click here to see her video tutorial. I think you will like her channel. Thanks for looking.
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First, today was my brother's graduation party. He had one on his mom's side in June, so today he had one with our side of the family. It is always so nice to see my family. My aunts are so sweet and funny. My cousin Erica and her husband Pete gave my brother this box with 100 singles taped together. When he pulled the tag out of the box they all came rolling out. It was such a cute idea. We all are laughing because it is going to take him a long time to take the tape off all of them.
Second, my BFF Quiana sent me the cutest Thank You card in the mail. I am in love with it. Her daughter, my Goddaughter, turned two at the end of June. They had a Minnie Mouse Luau theme. The invitations were adorable, so of course she had to outdo herself with the thank you cards. I hope you guys enjoy!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Yes, I know it is Friday. But I just finished my page for Emma A's Throwback Thursday Challenge. This week's cartridge is using ZooBalloo making anything with an animal theme. I am excited about how the page turned out. I intended on putting pictures over the elephant, however he is so adorable I couldn't bear to cover him up. Thanks for visiting. Click Here for My Creative Time with Emma to see some of the other AMAZING submissions.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
First, I want to thank you ladies for your words of encouragement. They really helped. I am excited to have new followers, and truly appreciate my BFF for holding me to my challenge. I have to hurry with this challenge because Tim Holtz has an embossing folder I just HAVE TO HAVE!!!
I finished a page with the Debbie Mum paper. I really like this one. It took forever to get Count Van Count together, and I still have some pieces that I have no idea what to do with. Next time I will make the characters on the Gypsy, so I can see how the pieces fit and use the "hide contour" feature. That way I won't have to cut the layers out 2 times on two different color papers.
Sorry for not posting yesterday...life got in the way. Thanks for looking!
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Monday, July 5, 2010
Okay, so I finished the stationery box. It turned out great, and I was inspired to create more. Plus, Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon which sparked the idea of an all night card making session. Of course it was just that...an idea. I made one card with the Debbie Mum paper, and I was kind of turned off by it. I am hoping to find some creativity somewhere to finish up my challenge. I think I am going to work on my scrapbook pages and see if I can sneak in the Debbie Mum paper there to swap out and still fulfill my challenge.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy Fourth of July Everybody! I finished my stationery box, but today I feel SO lazy. I am not sure what else I will create today, but the day is still young. We will go to my parents for a barbeque, and later I'll see if I can crank out a few cards. Thank for looking! Please follow the link below to Dannie Designs for her video and printable template.
Dannie's Video and Template
Cloud Nine Design Specialty Cocoa Mint Double-Sided Card Stock
Cloud Nine Design Pop-up Stickers
The Paper Company Mediaum Tags
Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Ribbon
Stampin' Up Very Vanilla Ribbon
Stampin' Up A2 Envelopes
Stampin' UP Cardstock Ruby Red and Sage Shadow
Stampin' Up 1 3/8 Circle Punch
Stampin' Up 1 1/4 Circle Punch
Cheap Bic Pen
Walk In My Garden Petal Envelopes- Cut at 3 1/4
Walk In My Garden Thank You Card- Cut at 3 and I trimmed it down a bit
Cuttlebug-for the flowers-Thanks Die Cut
Dannie Design's Video Tutorial for the Stationery Box