Thursday, February 3, 2011


Well we're finally back online, after quite a few weeks. I still don't have any projects to post yet, but I wanted to drop a little note to say I'm still here. :) A few weeks ago my home was burglarized a few weeks ago and the culprits made off with my laptop and my Gypsy...I'm sure they didn't even know what it was. Needless to say I've been trying to get everything back on track and in order. Hopefully I can get some valentines up before the end of the week...

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Super Sketchy Sunday Enrty

Good morning all!!! Hope you had a fantastic weekend! We got a few inches of snow here in the south, so that has been tons of fun!!! I spent the majority of yesterday designing for challenges that are coming up. First up... my FIRST scrap book layout ever!!!! I think I did alright....

I was inspired from the Super Sketchy Sunday sketch over at 365 the link to see the design and all of the entries. I used the lightning cloud from the Indie Art cartridge and the umbrellas from Paisley, I welded in the letters using the Songbird cartridge. The words were cut using George. Paper is from Hobby Lobby and DCVW.
Hope your off to wonderful week...check back soon!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gypsy $49.99!!!

Just a quick update to share something I forgot to post yesterday... When I was at Michael's getting the $9.99 Cricut cartridges I noticed ( to my dismay :( ) that Michael's has their Cricut Gypsy on clearance for $49.99!!!! WOW!!! I thought I was getting a good deal when I got mine on Black Friday for $99.99...apparently not!!! Anyway if you DO NOT own a Gypsy already RUN...DON'T WALK to your nearest Michael's and see if you can swipe one up for this insane price!!!! Good luck to you all! :)

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

$9.99 Cartridges at Michaels

Hey there!!! Just wanted to share a quick post about my exciting morning running around to the Michael's all around Memphis looking for these clearance cartridges....I'm so happy this is what I got:

YAY!!! I've been wanting some of the licensed carts for a while, and I'm super excited to get the Hello Kitty Greeting cart! I only had to go to 2 Michaels on opposite sides of the city to find anything other than the Paisley cart. 
Well I'm off to see what exciting things I can come up with using my new carts. Hope you're all having a wonderful sunday...

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, January 8, 2011

KinderStampO January Tag Swap

Hi there!! Today I'm posting an entry for the January Tag Swap at KinderStampO.
The theme for the swap is "Have a peachy birthday." I unfortunately do not own any PK stamps :( This is what I came up with...

Tag cut from Sentimentals Cartridge at 4"
Tag inside layer cut from Sentimentals at 3.25" (I used my Gypsy to hide the contour of the tag hole for the layer)
Wish  cut from Gypsy Wanderings at .9"
Cake was made by using the one layer cake on Straight from the Nest cart copied twice each at a slightly smaller size and then welded together using the Gypsy.
I embellished using rhinestones and silver and blue Stickles.

I have another tag I'm submitting, but technical issues prevent me from posting it right now. I'll try to have it up later tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Framed Scrapbook Art and MTTCC - Up in the Air Challenge

Hello Again!
I just finished my first attempt at framed scrapbook style art. I was inspired to make a sign for our booth at Handcrafted Creativity and this is what I came up with.

While roaming the blog world I coincidentally stumbled across the My Time To Craft Challenge blog, and my little work of art fit their challenge over there this week. So I'm linking this up with their site as well. Funny how things like that happen.

The frame is 11 x 14.5 " .I used Poteeka Souffle and Penny Lane paper stacks from the Paperstudio, DCWV Glitter stacks, Celebrate it ribbon (so cute, it says "Made with Love" on it), K& Co. rhinestones, and fiskars paper edge punches. 
I used my Gypsy to make a cupcake borer with the cupcake from Gypsy Wanderings, I angled and welded the cupcakes and their shadows and welded the letters from the Gypsy font in the middle. I also used the Gypsy monogram font for the bottom letters.

I have to admit I really love this sign. Its very busy but still pretty I think. Tell me what you think!

Happy Crafting,

Fantabulous Cricut & Made by Momo- Snowy Themed Challenges

Hey Everyone! I hope you're all having a Wonderful Wednesday!

Here we go again with the boxes!! Ha ha, I just can't seem to get enough of these boxes! They are just so easy and adorable! The perfect combination.
This post is to showcase a project for the Fantabulous Cricut Snowy Delights Challenge and the Made by Momo Tuesday Challenge. I just stumbled across these blogs, but absolutely love them! 

Challenge Rules:

Snowy Delights:
Create a project and incorporate snow or snowflakes.
So... Here's my Snow Themed Gift box.

I used the Gypsy Wanderings cart for the Snowman cut at 3.5".
Paper used from different DCWV Holiday Stacks, and Paperstuio Felt Embossed Snowflake paper.
I used clear Stickles for accents on my little Snow Man.
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think of my entry!

Happy Crafting,