Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Today is a chance to reflect on the past year and my what a year it has been! I have lot of memorable life moments as well as crafty moments from this year! I enjoy having a blog and having a chance to go back and look back at the year! Although in the past two months I haven't posted quite a frequently as I would have liked to! But, my health hasn't been 100%, so I have been making a point of taking care of me! I have been crafting lots but I haven't always posted to the blog! My goal this year was to make the equivalent of one video a week, so 52 videos! I am short , and I have one ready to go! A happy new years card, so I may squeak my last one in before the end of the year! I am on the west coast, so I still have a chance!

My most memorable moments of 2010 are:
- completing my Master's program.
- graduating with my Master's
- getting my first dog.
- celebrating my first anniversary!

My most crafty memorable moments are:
- Getting my Pink Expression
- making over 365 projects this year.
- selling my creations at a craft fair, to make more crafty purchases.
- getting my gypsy!

It has been a fabulous year! I have enjoyed sharing my creations with you and look forward to sharing amnew hear of fun adventures and creativity with you!

Happy New Year!
All the best in 2011!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Let`s Get Crafty: Holiday Card Series Episode 8

Well, this card I made this weekend. I just had to show it off here because I am just so proud of it. This card is card a Side Step Card. I learned how to make this card from Mary at Cardz TV . I thought this card would be much more difficult to make then it was. So, that was a pleasant surprise. I used The card Christmas Combo pack by DCWV. I was quite pleased with this card because I was able to line up the patterned paper on the card, so that everything matched. All the cuts come from the Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge. I designed everything using my cricut design studio, so I am unable to give the sizes for those of you who do not have a Design Studio.

Let's Get Crafty: Holiday Episode # 7

I haven't been keeping up to date with my blogger and you tube videos. I appologize for that. Just some unexpected stuff has come up, and I haven't been as devoted to my blog as I usually am! However, not to fear...I am very excited to showcase this project here on the blog. My inspiration for this project came from the following blogs: Pink Buckaroo Designs, Inking Out of the Box, and Carla Scraps. However, I bought the 59 ml bottle of the hand lotion, so none of these designs worked. I made a sample of each of them, and then developed my own. In this video tutorial I will show you step by step in how I made this holiday card. You can make two of these out of one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let's Get Crafty Holiday Card Series # 3




Well, some how I didn't take a picture of this card to post today. But, this is a card that uses some older cartridges including Opposites Attract and Mini Monograms. A little fun in Design Studio and I came up with this card. I am willing to share this cut file with you. However, you need to leave me a post here with your email address. Thanks so much!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let's Get Crafty Holiday Card Series # 2


There is something that I just love about this darling little bird from Create A Critter. Isn't she just darling, and who can resist the cute birds. Using Red and White Polka dot Paper, and some patterned paper, I was able to turn her into a darling little Christmas card. Please check out the video for all the instructions and details about this simple but cute card.

Let's Get Crafty Holiday Card Series # 1




I have been busy preparing cards for the craft fair. I have taken lots of pictures of them, and as well done a few videos of my favourite cards. This card was a big hit! And ironically, it isn't a traditional Christmas colour card. This little reindeer is from the Create a Critter Cartridge. However, it isn't the Reindeer, it is the deer cut outout on shadow. I combined the cut red nose and googly eyes for more personality!

Let's Get Crafty: Holiday Card Series

So, I am very excited to announce my new Holiday Card series. It is something I have always wanted to do. But, didn't have the time to do this with course work. But, this year I have managed to begin a holiday card series. I am hoping to post one a day for 12 days. The first video is going to be launched tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Very Successful Craft Fair

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Well, I fianlly took the plunge this weekend and attempted to sell my craft fair goodies! I can't believe that I actually sold as much as I did and how much fun it was in the end. Thank-you to all of you who came out to see my creations. I really enjoyed seeing you all and catching up with you! Here is a look at my preparation and the craft fair table.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Scrappin and Happy Sweat Shop

Hello to all my Blog Readers and Followers!

I know that it appears that I have been missing in action, but honestly I have been busy working on a whole bunch of different projects for the upcoming craft fair this coming weekend. I wanted to make sure that I had enough product to sell at the craft fair. I have a few final projects that I am working on and then I think I am ready to go! My sister will be helping me prepare and price everything on Friday night. I will take pictures of the table, and make sure to report in how I do with this little adventure of mine! It is a risk, but one that I am prepared to do. If it doesn't work out then I have lots of gifts for many years to come for co-workers and friends because I know they all appreaciate these things when they are given as a gift!

I also have some very exciting news that is in the works. I am currently in the process of preparing a Cricut Christmas Card Series. I currently have five videos shot, and I am in the process of editing them and getting them prepared to upload. So, please Stay tuned for these upcomng shows. I am thinking I will start on Sunday afer the craft show, and a weekly showing of videos! We will see how many I get prepared.

Thanks for your patience! I look forward to sharing my creation swith you very soon!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Winter Craft Fair


I have finally decided to sell my crafts at a craft fair. I can't believe that I am going to do this! But, I am taking the chance. It is a great fundraiser for the school, and as well I have a chance to get some money back from my investment of supplies. It will be a way to support the habit! LOL! So, if you are interested in checking this out. Please join me on Saturday!

Halloween Fun




My Aunt and Uncle always host a fun Halloween party on the 31st of October. It is really low key, as you can chose to dress up or not! This year I decided to be a vampire! It was a lot of fun. My husband was George W. Bush. He had rehearsed a whole bunch of Georgism, but was too shy to use them!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let's Get Crafty Halloween 2010 Mini Album Episode # 41






























This was such a fun project to make! I discovered that over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge that they had a Halloween challenge for the week. I am entering this for there Frighten me or not challenge. I began this project on Monday and finally have been able to finish it. It was a chance to use all these fabulous embellishments that I have collected over the years, but never used. Additionally, I wanted to look at all my exsisting cartridges and find a way to use them for Halloween project without buying those adorable cartridges that are out right now. I don't do a lot of Halloween creating typically, so I wasn't really sure whether it woudl be worth the investment of these various cartridges. To my discover there are a lot of cartridges used this for project including:

Accent Essentials
Fabulous Finds
Forever Young
Doodlecharms
Forever Young
Create a Critter
Storybook
George and Basic Shapes
Plantin School Book
Straight from the Nest
Tags Bags, Boxes & More
Stretch Your Imagination

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cutest Dog Contest

To all my blog followers, my sister and I need your help! Please vote for her puppy! You can vote once per day!

Visit and vote here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cards for Coworker


The girl I am giving these to loves Giraffes! So I am giving these to her as a gift set. I made four of them. The giraffe is cut at 4 inches. The flower is from create a critter cartridge as well!

My project Tonight

Just using my IPhone to send a picture of the card box I made tonight! I made a matching set of four cards to go with. This is part of a birthday gift for a coworker!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

MEd Graduation















Well, I did it! I am officially a Master's Graduate from SFU. I was officially recognized at convocation yesterday, and it feels fabulous to have it offically over with. When meeting with some of my cohort buddieds we all mentioned how long it felt but at the same time how fast it went as well. I feel like I really transformed as a professional over those last three years. My family was all there to celebrate the day with me! All 14 of them! Here are some of my favourite pictures from the day!

I feel so good to have this moment of recognition, but at the same time very relieved that this chapter is over! It was a lot of blood, sweat and tears! Let me tell you near the end it was a lot of tears!

Now the day after this celebration, I have been enjoying sitting and lounging around and doing absolutely nothing, as I don't have anything that I absolutely have to do! Feels wonderful! Thanks so much for following me on this journey and celebrating it along with me! Now for the next chapter!

Oh the possibilities!

Craft Fair Items for Sale




I have decided to take the plunge and I will be attending a craft fair on November 18th. My school hosts one every year, so I thought that I would try to sell some of my creations there. It is really just a way to recoup the costs of making them. Because after a while what do you do with all those cretions. So I actually made 10 different purses like this. The idea is not an original idea as I got it from my Youtube friend Sarah from live love and scrap. I have her button down below on my sidebar if you would like to check these out. These were so much fun to make! I love the feather boas.

The purse is cut at fit to page from the forever young cartridge.
The cards are made 3x3 and have the forever young girl cut at 2.5 inches in various paper doll types.
The envelopes were all handmade from the copy paper. These were lot of work, and now I have no idea how much to charge. But, I think the would be cute gifts for a girl friend or for teens.

Card Set for Coworker



I made 11 of these cards for a friend at work. This was my first paid work project! I had a lot of fun making these. The butterflies were a lot of work and a lot of detail gluing all those pieces. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my making memories tweezers! Love those for cricut projects. Ever since Sarah from LiveLoveandScraps mentioned them. I have had them since and they work so well for the smal details of the cricut cuts.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Busyness" of September

Wow, I always seem to forget from one year to the next how busy September is. There is always so much to do.I usually feel pretty good once Thanksgiving hits because routines are in place and I feel more settled. I have lots of marking to do this week to get my writing assessments evaluated. Once those are done the reading assements are not that far behind me. So, I will get this all done as necessary!

I had a great opportunity yesterday to do a SMART Board workshop in Delta. I prepared to half day sessions. It was a lot of work, and of course I had to over prepare to feel good but I had such a great sense of accomplishment doing the workshop!

I made 11 cards for a co-woker at work. I was pretty excited to get a little money for the cards! So, I will put that aside to purchase a table at the craft fair. I am getting all excited about selling my creations there!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A few Projects Here and There!

So, I haven't stop my creating as I have been very busy with it! But, I haven't been taking the pictures with everything that I like too!

I have been giving my room a bit of a reorganization, as I have brand new curtains and a cricut expression station now! I like this very much! But, it has caused my room to become a complete disaster as I move things around! So, once I get the room a little better looking in neatness. I will find it easier to post some of the projects that I have been working on!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Busy Relaxing and Creating

It was a busy first week back at school! And I think I am still recovering from the intensity of the last three years! So I had naps every night afterwork! This weekend I took it easy! I did go to Micheals for there awesome sales! I bought three different spools of ribbon for Christmas cards that I need to make! I also splurged and bought the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge! I was really on the fence about this one but I went for it! I had a whole bing of fun making projects with it! But, didn't take any pictures or video! I was creating for creating sake! However, I have an idea for an upcoming video. I will try to do that this week! Just need time to get settled back at work!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Just Because Squirrel Create a Critter Card


Yes, I know another project posted today! Let's just say that once I got my scraproom all cleaned again, I was on a role with a whole bunch of projects! However, this project was the last one of the day, as the rest of the evening was spent editing and uploading videos, and making dinner! The card base and the card mat I had sitting on my desk for quite some time, as I had this left over from when I did the Whimsical Mushroom Card and Miss Anya stamp. I knew that I didn't want to make another card like that because I already had made ten of those cards, so I decided to make an animal scene card. The Create a Critter Cartridge is so easy to do this, and along the way I was able to use only scraps to cut out this darling tree and Squirrel. It was so much fun to make and works so well with this paper! I need to use more of that pattern paper from the Green Stack. This card is going to be given to a Co-worker. She invited me to visit her this past summer, but I was unable to attend although I really wanted to. I just needed some me time and a chance to regroup after the comprehensive exam, so I never looked her up. This is just a card to thank her for the invitation! I hope she likes it!

New Mom Matching Card and Envelope


I wanted to make a little matching card for my two girlfriends that are going back to work as new Moms. The Wild Cartridge makes it so easy to do this. I just went into my stash and made these envelopes. I cut these envelopes out using my Baby Bug, so one 12 x 12 sheet of paper made two envelopes. The heart cards were made out of one 6x12 piece of cardstock. The stamp set is from the Studio G collection! Isn't it just perfect for this card!

Let's Get Crafty # 39 Straight From the Nest Series: Birthday Bird






This video is number six in a series of videos that looks at the various cuts from the Straight From the Nest Cartridge. This cut was my choice of cuts with the challenge that Sarah and I have going on between the two of us to encourage each other to use this cartridge. The Birthday Bird is cut at 4 inches, and the pattern paper is all from my scrap papers. Please visit Sarah for her card project over at LiveLoveandScraps
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