Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas is Over

O.K now that Christmas is finally over and behind me I can finally get some scrapping done, I still have about 6 swaps that I have to finish between now and February. wish me luck anywho here are some of the things I've been working on, first this is an album that I made for my daughter for christmas its a recpie book with recipies from me and my mother,

I think she really liked it, she is always asking me and my mother how did you make that, write that down for me so I thought this would be the perfect gift, I loaded up the basket with spices that some of the recipies called for and some measuring spoons and cups

I got on you tube and searched mini albums and came across this one I thought it was very cool, not like your regular paper bag albums this one opens very different.

Its like a double hinge book opens two ways and has a little suprise in the middle

two little circle places I love this book I may not make another one in a long time but it was fun when I started.

these are matchbooks for a swap they have coco inside them I used my embossing jacket and I really like using that thing, I will be embossing a lot now I love it, love what it dose to a plan piece of paper

another match book these are little flowers inside this one is for the spring group in the swap well thats it for now, gonna surf the web a little and then its nitie night for me, will be back tomorrow with more of my artwork, until then night

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I've been busy

O.K I've been really busy for the last few weeks, first of all I've been joining swap after swap after swap, and just got a breather where I can take a rest before the next batch of swaps are due well let me give a few examples of some of the things I've been swapping

this is a file folder I convereted into a mini album I was so proud of this one (I found a totatural on you tube) this one was sent away to my buddy in Canada for the 25 days of chirstmas swap I really hopes she likes it I put her name on the tab to personaliz it for her

this is the inside of the mini album, I love the way it came together I kinda hated to send it to her, but I figured I could always make me another one.

these are some bags i made for a bag, tag and pin swap, boy am I proud of them I made 15 of them and will get 15 back I think I will have to make me some more, I joined this swap to start getting my christmas gifts together hopeing that when they get back all I have to do is fill them up with my hand made gifts and give them to the happy recipent.

here is another this one I think I will reproduce I like it just that much

this one just says Christmas to me silent night holy night I might reproduce this one too.

joined a 12 days of christmas swap had to make my buddy 12 gifts and send them to her and I get 12 back, that was fun, well any way this is a post it holder I think it came out very well I used bazzell flowers and my bind-it-all and then stamped her initinal on every page of the post-it nice

had to make lollypop flowers, this was my first attempt at making these flowers I never heard of them before this swap but you know it was rather fun and if I make enough of these I just might get real good at them.

yes it is another file folder mini and this one turned out really well, I did it in the christmas them all sparkley and glitterey, I did'nt put a name on this one cause I wanted her to be able to use it for what ever she wanted

here is the inside of the folder nice right at least I think so, I have to make myself one of these, everytime I think I'm making one for me I wind up giving it away.

had to alter a wooden picture frame, I was inspired by a pice of pattern paper from my dye-cuts-with-a-view stack so I did the houses on the bottom snow flakes on top and then put some crystal lacquer on all the houses to make them shine here is a close up

I love that lacquer

had to make a mini album so I designed this one on my gypsy and cut it out dressed it up with my sillhouette and her it is, got this idea from you tube totural on the gypsy I forgot the ladie who did it after watching a few videos, she was the one I understood the most we will talk more about my gypsy later

here is one of the inside pages love my sillihouette I just cant seem to scrap without it,
well my hands are getting tired now time to shut it down and go to bed will be back tomorrow with more of my creations.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


that stands for budget on a box, that is a swap I'm in at the cricut site and I'm loving every day of it  I worked on 25 different hand made gifts and sent them to my partner and she did the same for me well starting December 1st until the 25th you open one hand made gift a day, and I'm loving every day of it this is what I opened on day one

this is an atc (artist trading card) and they are beautful that little snow man is 3d and just jumps off the card at you, the stockings are just as cute as they can be
this is what I opened today

its a ornament, not a tree ornament but a table or shelf ornament I love it got to find a picture to put in that yellow spot I cant wait to display it this christmas when I start decorating.

gypsy give-a-way

found a new blog called the gypsy spot and I love it and I got there just in time, they are having a gypsy give away and I would love to win it I just love going to this blog and poking around seeing what a gypsy can do wish me luch

Monday, November 30, 2009

Today's Moma

while blog hopping today I found out that Todays Moma  andprovo craft  are haveing a hand made givaway so here are my questions and answers wish me luck

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
              1. laptop
              2. (3) cricut cartridges
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
              a crochet blanket from my sister (its hanging over my couch now)

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? glass etching

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? a chattie Kathie doll

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? electronics all electronics

6. What is your favorite holiday food? christmas cookies

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? home decorations, some gifts

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? Mircile on 34th street

9. Favorite holiday song? White Christmas

10. Favorite holiday pastime? watching christmas movies and scrapbooking

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

blog candy

I love following a good crafting blog, I can use all the new ideas I can get and this one seems to be a really good one not to mention the fact that they give out blog candy, what self respecting girl dosent like a little blog candy now and then I know I do, so go on over and check them out I know you will be glad you did.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas paper bag album

been working on yet another swap and I think that it turned out very nice, this is a paper bag album, loved the paper when I seen it in the scrapbook store and the embellies really helped it along

as I started laying the papers on the bag it all just started comming together, got the glitter paper from Walmart for only 8 dollars it stinks but it works for this album

the little snow man is a cricut snow man I saw how they put him together on the site Christmas with the Cricut and every time I cut him out I have to put him together this way hes so cute

such a sweet little angel she was cut with the sillhoutte and I love her

the frame is another sillhoutte fave for me

cutiest little pocket I ever seen

I made little pockets, folders, and envies for this book I think I did pretty good thanks for looking

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Altered Clips

been working on these things called altered clips, there just big of binder clips alter with scrapbooking supplies and you know what, they come out right cute, here are some examples

this is my fave its for a pet swap, kinda hate to send him away

this is a really cute one to love the flower colors

now this one with the plate and silverware just came to me as soon as i picked up the embellies I have 3 more of these stickers and I think I will make 3 more just like this one

this just came out of the blue, picked up the sticker and it just came to me, dont want to send this one away either, oh well it will be alright I will make more and they will prob be better then these.
got a crop comming next weekend and I cant wait, trying to get my stuff together slowly but surley, everyday I should be doing a little something so when Saturday rolls around all I should have to do is roll everything out the door hope I get some things done, i seem to run my mouth more then I scrap at these things. we will see. ok thats enough for tonite will post more later

Friday, October 9, 2009

How Sad

I had to send my Revolution away to be fixed this week, everytime I tryed to use it little bits and pieces of the gears would fall out and it made this aufwal squeeking noise, so I had to finally break down and send my baby away to be repaired, you know I didnt know how much I really liked that thing until it wasnt around when I wanted to use it. I really think I like it better then the epic. but oh well I have the Epic around to do the job until Revolution gets back I just hope it isnt long until then. got a lot of things I want to cut and the Epics cutting base is just to long I feel like I'll be cranking for days with that thing at least with the Rev I would say about 5 or 6 cranks and there you have it . Quickutz please hurry and send my baby back to me

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My love hate relationship with ebay

yes I have a love hate relationship with ebay I love it for the simple fact that everything and anything I could every want is on that site and I do mean everything, I hate it because you have to bid on things and I never never never ever win so I always wind up buying the item right out but you know what even when I but it now it is still cheeper than if I went to the store and got it, take for instance this cartridge for my cricut.

been wanting this cartridge since I heard it was comming out but I could not afford to pay $89.00 for it. Now Walmart has citcut cartridges for $60.00 but they dont have this one, but you know who dose thats right Ebay and I spent half a day online bidding for this cartridge with one seller or another and always lost someone always out bid me. but thats alright, because I just brought it now and now I'm a happy liettle camper, thats right I got it and I didnt pay and arm and leg for it either, I really wanted this thing and I cant wait to get it, I think I want to give away cookbooks for christmas and this is just the  cartridge to do it. but you know what I could have cut it out on my sillhouette and got almost the same results, but I just had to have this one, theres one more that I have to get my hands on its called a walk in my garden cause I'm a sucker for flowers and that cartridge is loaded with them, o.k I'm gonna go to sleep now I'm already in the bed so gonna shut this laptop down and roll over and go to sleep, have to go to work in the morning.

Some of my work

O.K I finally took and downloaded some pictures of my work for swaps and other things and now I'm ready to post some of them. first I blogged on my die cutting machines so now I will show you what I do with these machines.

first time I really cut anything from this cartridge and liked it, I played with it once and then put it away but I really like them I'm gonna have to do something with them mabye a book or something but I really like my little elephand and hippo these were cut with my little circut
now this little fish is from the same cartridge as the elephant and hoppo I tell you I really played with this cartridge this week after cutting everything out and putting it together I relized something was missing WATER so I pulled out my tursty crystal lacquer and (whalla) I had a fish tank.I like it
here are some tags I made for a swap I'm in these go under the group coffee they came out really nice dont you think, (I do) cant wait to see what I get back. Oh yeah you have no idea what a swap is well let me school you a little. A SWAP is when two or more people get together and make a number of the same item and gives one to everyone in the group when your done you have one of a number items each one made by a different person I join swaps a lot and I really have to slow my roll because I have been doing nothing but swaps for the last 2 months but we'll diccuss that in another post lets look at some more of my work
gotta love this School Bus (at least I do) I thought it was just stinking cute after I put it all together but it also was missing something so again out came the crystal lacquar and the windows on the bus shine like new money I just love it.
Now these cute little tags are for (of course) another swap but they are cute, these are for a shopping group, I cut these with my sillhoutte, that little michane is very nice you can change anything you want as far as the cut goes, if you only want three boxes take one out if you want more add more on it really is a great machine and if you sit down and take the time to work with it you can cut anything you want and I do mean anything
I'm not even gonna tell you any more what there for because by now you should know ( A SWAP) these are for a chocolate group the little kisses were cut with the sillhoutte also it didnt have any layers to help it along I had to freehand the wrapper underneath I like these kisses you can bet you will see them again mabye on a page or something elese I create.
this is a match book for ohhh I'm not even gonna say but it was fun to make I have to make 5 more but this was also cut with the shilloutte aint he cute and ulgy at the same time. inside there are 3 holloween erasers you can give them away to trick-or-treaters when they come around but who wants to just give away something like this this was a lot of hard work, but I may make a few more and give them to my nieces and nephews for holloween. I think they will like them.
here is my favoriet its a school house cut with the cricut I think this is just adorable love it hate to part with it so I'm gonna have to do me another one. once I'm finished with all these swaps I'm gonna start doing some things for myself and family.
O.K thats all on my machines for now but I will be back shortly to show you something else.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm hooked

ok its offical I am addicted to scrapbooking and all the lovley things that comes with it I have taken into account that I have enought machines to keep me busy for the next 20 years I should be able to make pages from now till eturnety and beyond. This is my baby cricut and I love it, she makes me look like a pro at the things I do,  shes a great cutter and been a loyal friend to me for our time together, but just like mordern tech shes getting old there are times I put the mat in and it just gets stuck but after turning it off and on again she starts working fine, now the only draw back to this little baby is it cuts with cartridges and they cost around $80.00 each now cricut has a lot of great cartridges but who can afford that.

these are some things that I have cut with my little baby this is a birthday card I made for a challange over at it was entered in a contest and I didnt even get one vote but thats ok cause i like my card I think its cute.
this is a bag I made for Ashley's birthday I made 5 others for the girls she invited to her party but thats another story and another machine.

now this is the big girl I just got her and I love love love her she can cut the same cartridges as the little baby but much larger and when I say larger I mean larger this one uses a 12x12 cutting mat and has a lot more fancy butons to make it do things that the little baby just wont do flip lcd screen flip button quanty button and much much more.
.I cut these flowerw with the big girl and I love them I can now make my own embellishments and don't have to buy them anymore

now here is my ssilhouette another machine I love love now the silhouette goes on a completly different concept then the cricuts, first you have to connect it to a computer and that makes it very hard to transport to crops and such, but not impossable. thats the down side of this machine, but the up side is there is no cartridges to by just plug it into the wall, computer, bring up the software and you can download just about anything on the quickutz site and boy oh boy they have just about anything you can think of I have joined the unlimited download club and can download as much as I want any time I want I love that part if I'm scrapping at 3 am and need a certain die if its not in my library I can go to the site and download it, not a problem, this one also uses a mat and the size of this one is 8 1/2 x 11 thats about as big as it gets but the images are limitless because in this software you can change the images where as the cricut you cannot change anything your are pretty much stuck with what you got.

these are some of the things I cut with the silhouette they are just stinkin cute and when embellished right they look like they just came out of the store.
here is a cake I made for a challange ( I do a lot of swaps and challanges dont I)
ok now that was my electrict machines her is my little hand crank baby, this one has a special place in my heart because it comes with a nice carrying case and I don't have to plug it in so I can take it to any crop I go to now my problem with this is I think I put something to big into it and now when I crank something into it some of my plastick gears start falling out, I have to call quickuts to find out how to repair it but all in all its a good machine, now this one cuts dies and they can cost anywhere from 1 dollar to 150 dollars I dont have a lot of dies for this machine, but the ones I do have are nice I just need to use them

this is my latest little girl shes another crank machine and will cut any die on the market, shes kind of chuckey but it is suppose to take the place of all the other crank machines I have. shes cut dosnt have a little carrying case but I like the wide open mouth so I dont have to cut my paper in such small peices to make my cuts, but I like it.
now thes little one is called the big squeeze it cuts 2x2 dies only and i only have one set of these so I really cant do much with it but I like the font so I use it often when I make mini albums and such.
now i saved the best for last this is my Zutter bind it all its a little machine that binds books together and when I first saw her it was love at first sight, I saved up my little nickels and a relationship was formed I live this one because I really never have to buy another small album again I can make them any sized and shape now if that aint cool I  dont know what is.
so thats my machines and now that I get a chance to look at them side by side here I relize that I got them because I was tired of looking for embelishments and mini albums it just sucked if I found what I was looking for it wasnt the right color or size, so now when I scrap and need a bug or a car I go to one of my little machines and cut it out in the size and color I need, and when I want to make a mini book I go to my little zutter and bind it up after I cut every thing out . well thats all for now, will post tomorrow I think I will go through my scrap room and see what else I have an over abundunce of. lol