Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Yes...yesterday was my birthday! I can't believe that I am another year older! I had a lovely evening at my Mom and Dad's. We had a salmon Barbeque. It was very yummy, and my birthday wouldn't be complete without the 30 year tradition of Angel Food cake and strawberries!

I was spoiled for my birthday once again this year. I received an IPad from Andrei. I received a Tassimo coffee maker from my Mom and Dad. From my sister and her boyfriend I received a oil popcorn maker! I am told it makes the best popcorn ever! Can't wait to try it! That is the only thing I miss about going to the movies is movie taste popcorn!! So if this thing does what it promises to do, I am in for a delicious treat! I also received a cupcake caddy! I have been exploring baking and cupcakes seem to be a great place to start!!

I had a lovely evening, and look forward to enjoying the sunny weather this weekend!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Prom-enade

Well, I made dinner and my husband is playing his video games. So, I decided to sneak into my studio for a little crafty time!! Didn't know what I would make when I sat down at my desk. So, I looked to challenges to inspire me! I enjoy participating in the Fantabulous Cricut challenges! I haven't been over ther in awhile, as I haven't been using my Cricut very much in the last little while!! So, I decided to use the little gal, and try making the dress box off of the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 cartridge. Wow...even with the embossing tool this box was challenging to put together! Thank goodness for you tube videos! I practiced whit regular card stock first and then went to my fun animal prints paper pack to make this project! I thought it would be good to give to a girl who would be heading to prom. Or, in my case...a box for jewelry as a birthday present! All sorts of ideas floating in my head as to what this box could be used for! It was fun to make and it sure felt good to use my Cricut again!!

Two More Strawberry Beatrice Cards

I am having just way to much crafty fun in my studio today! I am having fun with this paper line from Michaels and the All That Scraps digital stamp. These cards have generic sentiments, so they could be used for any occasion simply by selecting the appropriate stamp sentiment for the inside of the card!!

All That Scraps Anything Goes Challenge

When I woke up today and saw that there wasn't any sunshine...I knew that I just had to spend some time in my scrap-room! The best place to be!!! I took a sketch from Gloria's May 1st card challenge over at Canadian Scrap and Swap and used this adorable Starawberry Beatrice digital image from All That Scraps. This paper I fell in love with in the fall, but didn't open the pack until now because I seem to play with color themes that are related to the season!! This paper is a Recollections patterned paper pack from Micheals. It is so fun to work with! I have some other design ideas to make with this collection!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

5x7 Card Gift Sets

Today was a crafty day! In between some visits! I had an IPhone crop with my friend Lisa. But it was shorter than we hoped! I treated my Grandma and myself to a pedicure! It is something she would never do for herself! This was the second time we have gone together! She was much more relaxed this time! We had lunch together after and then I came home and visited with Andrei before he went off to work! I then had another visit with Julia and Aubrey! It was a great visit! Short so tired Mom and baby could rest!

These cards were all used with products from my stash! It sure feels good to use what I have! I made two of each! They are going to be placed in a clear gift box and wrapped with a tulle bow and tag. I'll take pictures when the gift box is all presented!!

Paper Craft Tea Set

So, I haven't really had some good crafty time in my room in the last little while! But, I have finally set aside some time this morning to get crafty! I made this tea set for a coworker who has been off work for quite awhile. She will be off work until the end of the year! She has such a warm personality and a sense of humor that I wanted to do something special for her! So, I am making this tea set! Let's just hope she likes tea!

I used my new scrappy Mom Freshly Brewed Stamp set! Oh boy!! Those stamps are fabulous quality and stamp really clear images! I am loving the yellow, which is why this entire set is all yellow! Great fun!

All the projects were cut out with my Cricut! I love them!! The box is a cut file I found. The tea cup is from the new Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cartridge and the tea pot is from Once upon a princess and welded into a card on my gypsy! It feels so wonderful to be using my cards!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Time Passes By

This week has flown by!! I didn't get a chance to get crafty! Work, sunshine, walks with Redley in the evenings have seemed to monopolize my time. However, these are things I enjoy very much, as I seem to be taking care of myself a lot better than in previous school years despite the difficult year it has been.

However, I have continued to use Pinterest, Google Images, and the various blogs I follow to get inspired with crafty projects. I also went through my wedding photos and chose a whole bunch of photos to print for Costco's image printing sale. It lasts until May 20th, so I am looking forward to getting crafty in the very near future. So, with the Victoria long weekend beginning in less than 24 hours, I have a range of ideas to get inspired for lots of crafty projects.

If the weather holds out I plan on having some creative moments as well in my garden!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Andrei worked today, so I was very excited to see him when he got hone! I bought him his favorite birthday cake. This cake is a Dairy Cream ice cream cake. I bought this cake with a soccer ball and player's foot! Andrei loved it!!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Happy Birthday Uncle Dinno!

I managed to squeeze in another card this morning!! I made this card for my Uncle who celebrated his yesterday! I was able to make this card with my new Amy R stamp set called All Men sentiments! I used the uncle stamp from that one! The Happy Birthday stamp is also an Amy R Stamp set!! I bought the patterned paper especially for Masculine cards! These are not my strength, and I figured out why when I went to the Scrapbooking store. It is extremely difficult to find masculine patterned paper!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

National Scrapbook Day with Lisa

Well, it has been quite the creative day! I was able to get lots of crafty and girly chit chat time today with my friend Lisa! She worked on Mother's Day Cards and I worked on my Honey Moon Album. I only have a few layouts left now after today,but need to get the photos organized as I am going to get some bigger sized pictures for the last few single page layouts that I have left to do!

It is amazing how good crafty time is for the soul! Feel great with the projects that I have created!!

12x12 Double Page Layout

Single Page Layout...Final page of the album

My Craft Space...very messy I know! Lol!

Lisa's scrappy Space...much more organized than mine!!

Lisa's Sketch Support Challenge

Happy Scrapbooking Day!! Lisa and I are Scrapping today! Just finished this layout, and thought I would post it right away! One more layout complete for honeymoon!
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