November 21, 2009

Mickey Note Cards

I made these Mickey note cards for my future MIL. She loves all things Disney but I didn't want to make the traditional Mickey- I wanted something a little more elegant. I got the instructions for the note card box from Christmas with the Cricut.

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October 21, 2009

I was given a challenge... A skull card for a baby's 1st birthday.

I was asked to make this card by a friend from work. I cut the circle card out from Wildcards and used the negative in white to glue the number 1 and the name Lily (from Gypsy font) on it and glued it to the inside of the card. The stamp is from Imaginisce and the paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.
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October 20, 2009

"BOO" card made with Gypsy

This card was designed on the Gypsy using Paper Dolls (ghost) and the Wild Card cartridge (headstone, BOO, and conversation bubble). I also used the Cricut markers to outline everything to give it more definition. I welded the word boo and exclamation points together to make a small border at the bottom of the card. Since we can not weld flipped shapes together and I love making shaped cards- plus I am too lazy to get out the laptop to use ds and love the fact that I do not need to switch out my cartridges with the Gypsy- I have been making most of my cards by welding shapes to the rounded square from Plantin Schoolbook.

On another note... I have been asked by two different people to make cards for them for special occasions- I will be making a little cash doing what I love to do. How fun is that? I am also thinking of starting up my etsy shop soon. I will be saving whatever I make to put towards our Disney trip in February. Every little bit helps, right?

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who take the time to look at my blog and leave me a comment. They are much appreciated. :)
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October 17, 2009

Some good deals from Big Lots and Michaels....

I found this Heidi Grace paper at my local Big Lots yesterday. (I just love her designs) The snowflake paper and the green paper in the back along with the little birds are all shimmer flock paper. VERY nice... 15 sheets in a pack for... drumroll please... 1.00- these cost over a dollar a sheet in the stores. The other paper packs were 25 sheets for 1.00. Was so excited when I saw them that I bought I package of each design they had. Was speaking to the cashier and she told me that the scrapbooking stuff is boxed up in the warehouse with just random items in them and then each store gets 15 cases- and everybody could get different things. I am heading out to our other Big Lots today to see what they have.

My Micheals did not have a whole heck of a lot in the choice of 1.00 Studio G stamps but I did manage to find these 3- cute huh? The Halloween spools are American Crafts and were 1.00 as well and I am planning on making a Halloween word album and thought the little stickers were adorable for only .99 cents.

Everything you see here was a dollar each at Big Lots too. Even the ones that were marked 1.25 rang up 1.00. I love the Heidi Grace rubons and the printed Journal Prompts are so cute and only a dollar. The little easel in front I found at the Dollar Tree it was a package of two. The easel worked out great to take pictures of my cards this morning.

I just wanted to share my treasures. Everybody loves a great deal!
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A Couple of Cards Made with the Gypsy...

The "True Love" card was made using the Gypsy and the new Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. I used lost of pop dots for added dimension. I'd have to say that this was the easiest card I have ever made- very simple to use the Gypsy. I think I can get used to it. A little adjusting after having used Design Studio for so long.
This card was made using my new Gypsy and it was the first time I used my Indie Art cartridge that I just had to have. :)
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October 11, 2009

First Day of School Layout

I love the collage feature on Picasa! I made this one using the photos that I took of my girls on the first day of school. I made this layout 8 1/2" by 11". I like doing this size- it's easier for me. I have a couple of albums that I have made using this size. The chipboard bookplate was cut out using the Fabulous Finds cartridge- I covered it with fine red glitter so I brushed the most of it off and then painted it with black acrylic paint. The red glitter faintly shines through. I just got a whole bunch of photos developed. Hopefully I will be able to scrap a few.
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October 03, 2009

First Project with My Gypsy

I decided that the first project that I made would be a manual for my Gypsy. I printed the manual from with two pages per sheet. The shape of the cover comes from Accent Essentials blacked out. The font is the Gypsy font that came with the Gypsy, welded and I used the Cricut markers to outline the words. The book measures about 5.5' x 8". I am really liking this little toy. I especially love the fact that I do not need to dig around to find the cartridge that I need and I need less table space for the Gypsy than for my laptop.
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October 02, 2009

Can't believe she's 13!!!

Anybody ever use the Picasa program that is free thru Google. My boyfriend introduced it to me and I've been having fun trying out the different options. We made this collage from my oldest's birthday last night. I like the way it looks- pretty neat, huh? If you need a photo editing program, try this one out. I have photoshop on my laptop but wanted something on my pc as well. I'm liking it a lot.

I have some free time today and plan on using my new Gypsy to design something. I'll post something later this weekend. We may be heading off to take the kids to the Pumpkin Farm in Clarence this weekend. I will post some photos when we get back.

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

September 28, 2009

Fall in the Adirondacks... boy was it beautiful.

Thought I would share a couple of the pictures that I took this weekend in the Adirondacks.

Buttermilk Falls...

Shot I took while driving down the road...

The gondola ride Keith convinced me to go on. I squashed my fear of heights and did it!!! YEA ME!!!

Keith and I at the top of Gore Mountain...

Another shot of Buttermilk Falls...

Well... I caved and bought it..

Yes. That is correct I am the proud new owen of the GYPSY!!!! I am now working on a mini album for my trip to the Adirondacks last weekend. There is a lot to learn but I am having fun trying to figure it out. :)

September 20, 2009

Here's a quick birthday card I made for a party we have to go to today. I used Base Camp for the numbers and Celebrations for the hat. The photo corners are a punch that I have from EK Success.
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Pictures taken with my new camera... Love it!!!

It's my birthday tomorrow and I got my present early... It's a brand spankin' new Fujifilm S700 camera! Went to Fort Niagara last night and took these pictures with my new birthday present. It took some awesome pictures. Lovin' it. We're going to the Adirondacks next weekend and can't wait to get some shots of the changing leaves. I LOVE FALL!
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September 06, 2009

Used my new Cartridges- Sweethearts and From My Kitchen

For this birthday card I use Sweethearts for the Slide card envelope and insert. The slice of cake was cut from the From My Kitchen cartridge. So far I am loving these two cartridges. I see so many possibilities for both of them.

For this card I used the Sweethearts card option and used Accent Essentials for the double frame around the card. I used pop dots to raise the frame so it did not block the cut out of the couple.

September 02, 2009

Summer Wordbook

I made this wordbook at the beginning of summer to fill with our pool pictures and such. I finally got around to putting the finishing touches on it.

September 01, 2009

Love Never Separates

This is a layout that I did last week. It is very rare that I do an actual layout- I really struggle with them. I am working on a new scrapbook and this is the first photo that I will be putting in it. It's rather simple but too much on a layout just looks like clutter to me. What do you think? Does it need anything more?

August 16, 2009

Gift Card Holders

These are a couple of gift card holders that I made with the Wild Card Cartridge using the "All in One" card. This first one I made a band to go around it and decorated it with the sweet pea from the New Arrival cartridge.

This one I decided to decorate right on the card. The cupcake is from the Celebrations cartridge.

July 01, 2009

Teen Girl Birthday Card using Wildcard

I found the cutest package of My Big Ideas paper at Michaels last week that had a teen girl theme. Needed a birthday card for one of Kaileigh's friends so I decided to try another card off of Wildcards.

June 15, 2009

"Happy Birthday to you" cupcake card.

My friend from work's birthday is tomorrow so I made her this card tonight. She loves cupcakes. I used the Celebrations cartridge for the cupcake, Don Juan cartridge for the heart, and the paper is from the Sweet stack by DCWV. I think I will start doing more projects now. It was fun making this tonight. I really have missed my time to scrap.

Sorry I disappeared... Here are some new projects...

Here a couple of projects that I have worked on. Me and the girls have recently moved and I no longer have my own scrapbook area, so now I have to drag everything out and put it all away when I am done which deters me a lot of times for actually scrapping. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things now that the girls and I are all settled in.

Ice cream cone shaped card using Design Studio and Celebrations cartridge.

"Winter Fun" layout using Don Juan cartridge...

"Always Will" card using Storybook cartridge and DCWV La Creme' stack...

May 17, 2009

My baby made her 1st Communion today...

Doesn't she look just beautiful? It turned out to be a great day and she did wonderful, considering how nervous she was.