Friday, April 23, 2010

My new Cricut cartridges

I treated myself to a splurge last week at Michaels. They had the cartridges on sale. I so wanted the Create a Critter cartridge but they didn't have it on my first trip to the store. I was thinking they probably didn't have it since it is fairly new. I did find the Forever Young cartridge that I have been wanting for a while, so I bought that one. I went back to Michaels to stock up on blank cards (they were a such a good deal!!) I walked by the cartridge display and just happened to glance at the R. top corner and to my surprise there was Create a Critter. I think it must have been Devine Intervention. As you can guess, I actually treated myself twice!!hehe. Here are some cute cards I made with Create a Critter. Hope you like them. Have a great Friday.

1st Scrapbook L/O post with sketch from 2S4U #50

I have been crazy for all these great challenges. I have been churning out cards left and right. Yesterday in my scrapbooking stuff, I found these super cute pictures of Candy sleeping in freshly washed sheets. I knew this was next on my to-do list. I used sketch #50 from 2 Sketches 4 U for the first page of my double page layout. I didn't realize until after I was done that this site is for cards. I hope they don't mind me joining in with this layout. I included a 2nd picture of the completed project. I used the Cricut Storybook and Opposites Attract cartridges. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Have you heard of "Operation Write Home"

I recently came across the blog of a talented crafter who participates in Operation Write Home. I had heard about it at one of the scrapbook conventions I attended but didn't know all the details. I wandered over to the website I was instantly touched by what they do. This organization collects homemade cards that are shipped to soldiers so they can keep in touch with family and friends while they are deployed. As they said, there is not a Hallmark store around the corner for them to get cards to send to there loved ones. I was sold. What a great cause to put my creativity to good use. I am a stockpiler, so I always have extra cardmaking supplies. I have challenged myself to make a card for a soldier after I complete a project for myself. I have about 10 so far. Here are a few I made from a kit I bought on clearance at Michaels. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 19, 2010

CPS #163 & BBTB2- Rick Rack cut

I haven't crafted much recently, the days have been very blah-blah here with alot of rain. I just wanted to stay under the covers and watch movies. On Friday, I did go with my hubby to Best Buy (mostly because there is a Michaels next door.) My creativity is now flowing. I made this card for a co-worker who will be having a baby girl in 2months. I am entering it in 2 challenges. I used the CPS #163 sketch with my own twist of course. I also used the rick rack cut from Plantin Schoolbook for the BBTB2 challenge. I hope to post more pictures of my work with my new finds from my recent trip to Michaels.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Received scrap goodies in the mail!!!! Cat NOT INCLUDED...

I was soo excited when my doorbell rang yesterday, my shipment from Embellish It INC. had arrived. I got the new BoBunny card kit, a huge pack of Bazzil's dotted swiss papers in a lot of colors, and a few kits that were marked down. What a deal!!! As I was looking at all the goodies I had removed from the box, I heard something coming from the box. Well, guess who has claimed the now empty box. Candy loves to play with empty boxes, what a crazy kitty....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

CCC #19- Anything Goes & Fantabulous CCB #04- word: happy and shape:flower

I have many birthdays to prepared cards for this month. Another niece will be having a "bird" day also... get it? LOL. I am addicted to all the spring colors that are out right now. I used the Storybook cartridge for the "Happy Bird-Day" and the Stamping cartridge for the bird shape. I then stamped a few flowers to give it a spring-like feel. Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think.