Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blog Candy ~ Just in time for Easter!

Found this blog through Jen at Brain Things blog. Phoenix Crafts , Jen is having her Blog-iversary and to celebrate she is giving away some blog candy!

Run over and check out her blog - she has created some uber beautiful cards and great ideas!

Happy Blog-iversary Jen!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This make makes me smile!

For years I have been telling my daughter "no, you cannot have a dog" and recently told her the only indoor pet she could have was a finger monkey! It is fun for her to imagine owning one and we pretend that we have one on shopping trips andcar rides etc. (yes she is a teenager but we still like to imagine!) Recently introduced to the wonderful world of Amigurumi, I asked a friend to see what she could come up with and this is the end result. (thank you Annette) My daughter is going to love it and I can't wait to see her smile! Isn't she just the cutest thing evah?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Is It Spring Yet?

Snow is melting and I'm still on the strawberry kick! I'm feeling like super scrapper with the Cricut Design Studio! LOL I took the strawberry I created for the card I posted earlier (using the Doodlecharms Cartridge), enlarged it, added some windows and a door and cut it all out with my Cricut! I had never attempted a divided light window on any of my piecings before because it just seemed too daunting but now I have these little babies saved as a .cut file and I'm working on an Easter Egg house now! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

If you are interested in this .cut file, just email me and I'd be happy to email it to you!

Prima Hydrangeas - Love Them!

For years I held off on buying the prima hydranges petals. For some weird reason, the even number of petals on each bloom threw me off. But I just recently got some from Lil Lambs Boutique and I am hooked. I love the way these flowers look when used in bunches and am so happy with the way this little wreath turned out!

And if you haven't tried Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist yet, you haven't lived! I love the way it makes primas look, kind of velvety with a slight shimmer. You can get that at Lil Lambs Boutique also!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Last Snowman of the Season?

I'm pretty sure this is the last snowman of the season but I had to take a picture because I absolutely love the way it turned out. It was so nice seeing the boys working so nicely together! I just love the stick "mohawk" they put on its head and the expression on his face is priceless!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Random thoughts!

First off, it can quit snowing anytime ~ I am totally over it! All I can think of lately is basking in the sun with a good book (I'm dying to read World Without End, Ken Follet's follow up to Pillars of the Earth) and sipping an iced tea. I don't do the fake tan thing but am seriously considering it. I am tired of looking at my blindingly white, fish belly colored, skin! Ahhh the joys of living in the great white north.

I also can't stop thinking about strawberries. They are horrible this time of year and I just want to eat them till I burst! Prolly goes hand in hand with the need for sunshine thing!

I was really TO'd this morning because I was really in the zone on a layout I'm working on (yes it is chock full of strawberries) and I had to stop and go to work! Don't you just hate it when your job interferes with your scrapbooking!

On the topic of scrapbooking I gotta say that I am totally in love with Bo Bunnys Double Dot line. If you haven't picked any of this up yet, take a peek. The texture is delicious and comes in such yummy colors! I get mine from Lil Lambs Boutique. I don't have every color yet but I won't rest till I do!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Strawberry Design Studio Cricut.cut file

I want spring to get here so badly (as I watch the snow softly falling out my window.) Winters last so long up here in the frozen north and I long for the sweet taste of summer strawberries. Since I can't have real strawberries here is the next best thing.

I am so pleased with how this .cut file turned out. I had found a cut file online but the seeds were all seperate little cuts and with my fumbling fingers, I found it impossible to get the seeds off the mat and in the right place on the berry! LOL This one has a black piece to layer behind the red berry, sooo much easier! I used the Doodlecharms cartridge for the berry and welded the words from All Mixed Up. You can down load the .cut file here.

The card measeures 5.5 square and the berry is about 2.5 in tall. I used a combination of Stampin' Up! and Bo Bunny card stocks and Stampin' Up! grosgrain ribbon. My sweet daughter has already ran off with one to send to her BFF!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thanks DCWV!

When I saw the papers in the Nanas kitchen stack I was so inspired. Here is my first layout from that gorgeous stack!

To see more detail of this fun layout click here!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I've gone Green!

When I got my last shipment of the new Die Cuts With a View stacks, I seriously didn't think they could get any better, but I just recieved the Green stack in the mail today! I was actually sick at work from wanting to come home and scrap (and I only work 4 hours a day)! Made a quick pasta dish for dinner so I could get right back to scrapping! Here's my first layout (actually made 2, one for each of the boys) from this adorable stack, but I see many more in the future. Please to enjoy: