September 24, 2010

Birthday Celebration Week

Yes. You heard it right...WEEK.   Around our house this week- alright it's really for 10 days-  is constant birthday celebrations- 3 to be exact.  My birthday was Tuesday, Keith's was yesterday, and my oldest daughter Kaileigh's is on September 30th.

So, in celebration of me turning the big 4-0 (which by the way, I was not too happy about) and for Kaileigh's birthday present we went to the Nickelback concert.  It was her first concert and she had a really good time.  Although she had to play it down because she IS a teenager and all and CANNOT show too much emotion- it is just too uncool.  But she did tell me she had fun- which is a rarity in itself.

I got the best picture of her showing how much she enjoyed herself.  I think it is probably my
 favorite picture of her to date.  I just love it.

September 21, 2010


Hello all! I am excited to announce that the CRICUT MINI ALBUMS design team has some open positions that we would like to fill!

To apply:

Visit Cricut Mini Albums and check us out. If you like what you see and would like to help us build up our little ole' blog; add a link of your favorite mini album creation to the link under the Design Team call post. Our Design Team Call runs from September 17th – September 24th. The design team will be announced on October 1st.

Design Team Requirements:

1. Having a blog
2. Committing to 3 months (2 projects a month. If you miss two scheduled projects in a row you will be removed from our team)
3. Option to do at least one tutorial a month
4. Weekly communication with Team Leader
5. Must promote Cricut Mini Albums on your blog and must link back to Cricut Mini Albums when posting your submissions to your blog.


At this time we cannot offer compensation; but.....who doesn't love lots of positive feedback? We expect to see lots of viewers comment and be inspired by your beautiful creations! Can't wait to see all of your wonderful projects!

Come on everyone! Give it a try. I want to see more of your mini albums! Your project does not need to be one especially made for this DT call- show us your favorite minis! We'd love to hear from you!  :)


September 17, 2010

Birthday Ellie Card

Here is my newest version of the elephant that I made with my gypsy for my daughter- the "Birthday Elllie." The paper stack is a new birthday stack from K & Company and the star corner was made with an EK Success star corner punch and scalloped border punch. The ribbon is from American Crafts.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

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September 15, 2010

"Leahellie" Card designed with Gypsy

This is a little card I made today with the elephant I designed for my daughter, Leah. I used my Gypsy to weld together several shapes and letters to make these little guys. I made her a little magnet for her locker at school. She loved it and I love the way they turned out too!

Side view using tons of popdots...

Thanks for taking a look!
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September 12, 2010

Robot B'day card

I found this little robot on B is for Boy Cricut Lite cartridge. I printed Happy Birthday out on the printer and cut it out with my file tab punch. I also used my Cuttlebug 5x7 polka dots embossing folder. I'm getting a little better with the boy things- girly is more my thing. :)

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September 11, 2010

This week's Cricut Mini Albums DT challenge was Back to School. Stop on by to see what cute albums the other gals have created.  They did a wonderful job!

 I decided to make my own 6 1/2 x 6 1/2  chipboard album by covering 3 pieces of chipboard and scoring between them to make the album fold over.  I then used my bind-it all for the inside pages and ribbon closures.  I will post close ups of how it all came together at the end of the post.  If any of you would like to see how I did it I would consider doing a picture tutorial for you.  The paper that I used is called Hittin' the Books by DCWV and some of the embellishments are a new little line by K and Company that I found at Joanns.

The pencil is from Locker Talk.
The library pocket and insert are from Fabulous Finds.

The backpacks are from Doodle charms.

The rounded squares are from Slumber Party Cricut Lite, the envelope is from Just Because Cards, and the apple is from Doodlecharms.
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Close up of the ribbon closure... fastened the ribbon by running under the inner cardstock layer of the covers.
Close up of how the book folds together...
Inside cover showing how the binding...
Close up of inside back cover showing how inside pages are attached to the book.  I just added a black piece of cardstock to the end of the binded pages and glued it to the back cover.  I use Fabri-Tac to glue the cardstock to the covers and pages of my minialbums- it seems to make them sturdier. I also glued the last piece of black cardstock with the Fabri-Tac to make sure it adhered securely. 
Thanks so much for checking out my album.

September 08, 2010

Ahhh... Back to School means more Scrappin' time!!!

Today was the first day of school Yippee! That means more time for scrappin' for me! I had time to make a couple of gatefold cards this morning. There will be more posts from me now that school has started. This Friday I will be posting my Cricut Mini Albums DT Back to School album. I wanted to give you all a heads up that the design team will be announcing a DT call in the near future. I hope you all will consider applying. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to let me know that you visited- I'd love to check out your blog as well.

I made this Halloween gatefold card using Lacy Labels and A Child's Year (the witch) and I also used my Cuttlebug Polka Dots 5x7 embossing folder for the witch background.

I made the cupcake card for a co-worker whose birthday is tomorrow. The cupcake is from Straight from the nest and the scalloped circle is from Sugar and Spice Lite cartridge. I also broke out the Studio G flock for the cherry and Martha Stewart fine glitter for the icing.

Here's a close-up...
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