Friday, December 17, 2010

New Cricut Cartridges are coming!!!

Thanks to Just A Scrappin for letting us know about these cartridges. I can't wait. I want almost every one.

Cricut Life's a Party Cartridge
Throw the perfect birthday, Halloween, or “just because” party with the Life’s a Party cartridge! This lively cartridge includes a variety of party-themed images, phrases, cupcake wrappers, and cards. Don’t forget about the layered 3D party favors and font with shadow included on the cartridge. This cartridge includes: Layer, Phrase, Card, Cupcake Wrapper/Topper, Font, and Font Shadow creative features. Available at Hobby Lobby and AC Moore in January.

Cricut Nate's ABCs Cartridge
Celebrate the life of a little boy with the Nate's ABCs cartridge! This adorable shape cartridge is filled with layered boy-themed images and phrases. It also includes two fonts with numbers and punctuation so you can take your creativity even further. This cartridge includes: Layer 1, Layer 2, Phrase, Font 1, Font 2, and Font 2 Shadow creative features. Available January.

Cricut Pack Your Bags Cartridge
Get ready for the perfect vacation with the Pack Your Bags cartridge! This whimsical cartridge is filled with vacation-themed images such as cruise ships, sea life, tropical flowers, and much more. You will also love the coordinating phrases, cards, and stamps that you can use for new and exciting creations. This cartridge includes: Layer 1, Layer 2, Phrase, Card, Stamp, and Shadow creative features. Available at Hobby Lobby and AC Moore in January.

Cricut April Showers Seasonal Cartridge
Celebrate the arrival of spring with the April Showers seasonal cartridge! This spring themed cartridge is filled with adorable images including birds, umbrellas, flowers, and phrases. Whether you’re looking for a cheery way to welcome spring or cute accents for your creative projects, you’ll love this cartridge! Available this January.

Cricut Mother’s Day Bouquet Seasonal Cartridge
Layer your favorite shapes together to create hundreds of unique flower designs with the Mother’s Day Bouquet cartridge! You can use a pencil to curl the flower petals and leaves to get a 3D effect. Don’t forget to add buttons, glitter, gems, and other accessories (not included) to give your flowers a personal touch! Available this January.

Cricut Spring Holiday Cards Seasonal Cartridge
Create cards, envelopes, and boxes with the Spring Holiday Cards cartridge! This festive cartridge contains images for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter. Mix and match card fronts with backgrounds to create fun variations on your projects. Available this January.

Cricut Best of Pixar Cartridge
Licensed by Disney® for the U.S. and Canada only. Take your creativity to new worlds with the Best of Pixar cartridge! This cheery cartridge includes layered images and icons from five favorite Pixar movies: Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, and WALL-E. You will love creating with Nemo, the Tank Gang, Boo, the Parr family, WALL-E, and EVE. This cartridge includes: Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, Icon, Icon Layer, and Shadow creative features. Available this January.

Cricut Cricut Everyday Cartridge
This cartridge is available exclusively through the Cricut Circle and is not sold separately. Create with your favorite Provo Craft products like never before with the Cricut Everyday cartridge! This special cartridge is exclusive to the Cricut Circle™ members and features the Cricut Circle logo, Cricut machines, and other crafting-themed images. You will fall in love with the scrapbooking phrases and two fonts included on the cartridge. This cartridge includes: Layer 1, Layer 2, Phrase, Font 1, Font 2, and Font 2 Shadow creative features. Exclusive to Cricut Circle members (and Ebay customers.)

Cricut Disney Classics Cartridge
Licensed by Disney® for the U.S. and Canada only. Relive the childhood magic of your favorite movies with the Disney Classics cartridge! This lovingly detailed cartridge features layered images and icons from four beloved Disney movies: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan,Pinocchio, and Bambi. You will love creating with Alice, the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Jiminy Cricket, and other characters. This cartridge includes: Layer 1, Layer 2, Layer 3, Icon, Icon Layer, and Shadow creative features.
Available this January.

Cricut Groovy Times Cartridge
Bring new life and flair to your creative projects with the Groovy Times cartridge! You will love the layered clothing, symbols, vehicles, silhouettes, and other images on this cartridge. Don’t forget to use the themed phrases such as foxy, our pad, way out, and rock on.
This cartridge includes: Layer 1, Layer 2, Silhouette, Phrase, Shape Phrase, and Shadow creative features.
Available this January.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My new venture

I'm always looking for new opportunities to make some extra spending money. For years I've been selling craft supplies, layouts, books and other items on Ebay.

Then for the last year I've also been selling cards, tags, journaling boxes, albums and craft supplies on Etsy.

Plus I sell craft supplies and cards to co-workers and friends as well as at the biannual Crop n Shops at Manhattan Scrapbookers

My newest venture though is as a Memory Works consultant. I love the variety of supplies plus I don't personally know a single consultant so it seemed like a great company to get involved with. To check out the catalog and/or place an order go to

Saturday, December 11, 2010

24 Sketch Challenge Gone Bad

Last weekend Scrappin n Chattin on yahoo there was a 24 hour sketch challenge. Thanks to computer issues I never got to enter my entry but I did manage to complete it at least.

This is made with the Little Yellow Bicycle Generation Z that I won in the Scrappin n Chattin jackpot a couple months ago.

The sketch is here

Good news is I also found out this layout also qualifies for The Paper Variety weekly challenge. Wish me luck!

I just love this card

A friend recently hired me to making him a card and he had only two requests.... her name be included and it say "Happy Birthday". I spent an hour or so playing with different sketches and here's the final result.

The cardstock is DCWV, the balloons are cut from Bazzill, the stamp is studio G, the ink is black Stazon, the letters are Making Memories, and the patterned paper is DCWV Photo Real. The balloons were cut with the George Cricut cartridge.

Surprisingly it's a perfect match for this week's PartyTime Tuesday and PinkStamper challenges.

Congratulations to Christina and Jaime

Congratulations on your new arrival. He's beautiful.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scraps of Color

Here's a little something for you!

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How cool is that! I'm already signed up!

Stay tuned for their page call announcement and a wonderful December filled with ideas and inspiration by the fabulous SOC Girls and a super BIG BLOG GIVEAWAY! Don't miss a minute of the scrappy inspiration!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scraps of Color

I came across this publication to be this morning and I just love the idea. I often feel so out of place entering scrapping challenges and contests because I'm the only one with a page where everyone's some shade of brown. I love this concept and maybe out of it we'll have more African themed papers and embellishments.

Check it out Scraps of Color

Sunday, October 24, 2010

And More Cards

I love the DCWV High School pack. That glittery embossed sheet of lettered paper is just so fun that I had to turn the remnants into a card.

And this is a fall card made from some scraps of my fall layout. Playing up layered die-cuts with stickles is so much fun.


Here's some layouts Ive done in the last couple weeks.

Travel Greeting Cards

Last weekend I finally got some scrapping time. These cards were made from scraps on another layout I was working on. I think this is such a great way to use up scraps of paper. This way I already have on my desk all the coordinating paper and embellishments. All I need to do is grab some cardstock and I'm all set.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Personalized Sports Themed Bookmarks for sale on Etsy

Personalized Sports Themed Bookmarks for sale on Etsy

It so easy to find pretty handmade bookmarks for ladies but what about for the special man in your life?

These handmade bookmarks will be personalized for free with the name of that special man in your life (up to 7 characters).

Choose baseball, soccer, football or basketball as well as a base color (brown, blue, green, beige, purple or orange).

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 Blog Hop

I saw this Blog Hop and it was so incredible that I had to post.

The description reads:
"We have an awesome lineup for you today with lots of fun projects, all regarding the Heroes in our lives– We take today to remember the victims, to grieve with the families and friends of those who died, and to honor the heroes of that day and each day since, who have sacrificed to save lives and serve their country."

Go to

Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm still alive

In the last month I've been on a long weekend getaway to the island, one to Maryland & Virginia and I'm about to head upstate to Port Jervis. Combine all this with very intermittent internet service and that means I've barely been online. The good news is though I have lots of new photos to scrap and share so I should have an interesting fall ahead.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blog candy over at scrapping with sherry

Head over to Scrapping with Sherry to check out all the Tim Holtz goodies!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Brand New Blog

Abby and Suzanne have started a new challenge blog - Paper Variety. Check out Abby's post here to enter, and be sure to become a follower at Paper Variety. Abby and Suzanne are currently posting some great videos on different Christmas cards.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Blog Candy

Stacy, owner of The Scrapbooking Cottage is having a giveaway at her blog! Just click here for the details of how you can win one of these Cosmo Cricket Mini Decks...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Black and White

Check out my "Black and White" layout on Scrap Tiffany.

Lo Lo's Craft Corner Blog Candy

Lo Lo's Craft Corner is offering blog candy for 300 followers.

The blog candy includes the following...

1 Pack of 5 Purple Ribbons
1 16pc American Crafts Pearl Brads
5 Pack of Cards with Envelopes and Embellishments
1 Pack of Bazzill Just the Edge Cardstock Strips in Pink
1 6pc Prima Belle Fleur Flowers and Brads
1 Pack of Prima South Pacific Flowers
1 Pack of Prima Velvet Leaves
2 Punches (Snowflakes & Cat)
1 Pink Butterfly Ribbon
6 Silver Butterfly Charms & Brads
1 Quickie Glue Pen
6 Metal Embellishments
2 Fiskars Texture Double Sided Plates (Hearts, Stars, Lines & Waves)
1 K&Company Rub-Ons
60 Pink & White Prima Flowers
1 20pc Making Memories Velvet Brads
1 Sizzix Embossing Folder (For You)
2 Ribbons with Flowers
White Daisies with Pink Center Lace
5 Containers of Crystals in Different Shapes & Sizes

The Last

The challenge was to use questionairres to create an "about me" layout
I chose a few questions and entitled it "THE LAST". The paper is DCWV All Dressed U and the letters are K & CO. The embellishments are a circular paper clip and a stamped image that I received in a swap. I don't know who the stamp designer is just that it was a perfect match for the paper. It also fits the Lasting Memories Challenge #3

Memorial Day Weekend 2009

Have you ever sort of completed a project but knew there was one thing missing or something just wasn't right?
That was me with these two layouts

The first layout is of a family BBQ on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 2009. I had some great BBQ embellishments from different swaps which went great. I had to shift my photos around a bit (I love repositionable adhesive) to make space for the journaling pocket but this was one day where I had to include journaling. Since it was something so personal I wanted to make it private thus the tag and pocket. The fiber on the tag also met the July "fuzzy" challenge over at Scrappin n Chattin.

The second layout is of a picnic on Memorial Day with my kids ministry volunteer team. The circular close-ups looked great and I loved the handmade embellishments that added an extra special touch from various swaps. The paper and embellishments flowed together to create a terrific story of a fun day. The mini folder allowed me to keep my journaling hidden while still adding to the overall layout theme. I entered this layout for the poses challenge over at Scrappin n Chattin.

Candy over at Scraps by Sarah

Here's one more blog candy. This one is over at Scraps by Sarah.

There's too many things to give you an itemized list, but I'll break it down for you a bit! There's 30 various sticker packs (alphabets, flowers, cardstock, etc.), 2 filstrip frames by DCWV, a case of Chipboard Frames by Maya Road, 2 spools of ribbon, 1 Making Memories ribbon & charm set, 1 Hero Arts wooden stamp, a package of 24 watercolor pencils, a Close to My Heart blending pen, an American Crafts mini album, a package of brads, a Close to My Heart "Tender Tags" acrylic stamp set, and a Making Memories alphabet foam stamp set.

Let's Ink It Up Blog Candy

Let's Ink It Up
is offering some nice blog candy if they can reach 200 followers by the time their challenges start on September 5th

Tim Holtz Distress Ink, 5 Copic Ciao Markers, Kaisercraft Paper Flowers, Paper Doillies, Chipboard buckles and ribbon, Bling Dragonflies, packet small rhinestones, Chipboard Glitter Buttons, Provo Craft Alphaletterz, Cuttlebug Celebration Stamps Embossing/Die Set (not shown), Large fabric flowers, Bella Felt Elementz, Bella Flowers, Prima Say It In Studs and 1 surprise candy.