Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ultrasound Scrapbook Page

This is the page of my ultrasound photos the day I found out my baby girl was... a baby girl!  I wanted to keep the page simple, emphasizing that we found out she was a she that day.

I'd like to note with a little laugh that I will not have a belly shot for my second pregnancy ultrasound!  *LOL*  Not nearly as cute of a bump that time around :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Working on the layout and posting ideas

Sorry posting was scarce last week, it's been a real mad rush around here with family things and such.  I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be working on the layout and changing some things around this weekend, so the blog might look a little scewy at times while I'm in the middle of changing things.

I will be having tabs at the top of the blog to make navigation easier and creating lists of my SVG's and videos, so you can find exactly what you're looking for.  I think this is good to get done now, and will make things much easier as my blog grows.  I will also be widening things so that my videos fit better on the page, and probably another little detail or two as well.

I've got plenty more fun stuff coming up.  I've been working on tags with the Cricut holiday mini cart for tags.  I'm working on a shopping cart SVG file too.

I just ordered the Cricut Serenade cartridge off ebay, and it should be here mid to late next week.  So, stay tuned for fun projects with it.  I've been anxiously awaiting that cart for a long time and just couldn't help myself.

If you have requests for upcoming SVG's, or project requests, let me know.  Some of the newer Cricut cartridges I have to work with are Winter Woodland, Storybook, From My Kitchen, Ashlyn's Alphabet, all 3 winter mini carts, and Serenade on the way.  So, if you'd like to see things done with one of those, by all means let me know :)

If there are things you would like tutorials on regarding the Cricut Expression, or the Gypsy, let me know that too.  I'm certainly open to considering all ideas.  I am also hoping to start doing some scrapbooking pages on video.  It seems there are many more card videos than scrapbook pages available online, so I'd like to try and do some of my pages on video for you.  I'm about to start my son's baby book, and work on my daughter's toddler book, so those are likely the pages you'll be seeing.  I still have lots of my daughter's newly completed 80 page scrapbook that I will probably be showing pics of in the coming weeks as well.

Take care!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Really Simple Mini Book

Well, I forgot to get a picture of this before I mailed it out, but I did shoot the video.  I'm just too lazy to try and get a good still shot :)

This is a REALLY basic book!  It's quick and easy to do, and was designed so that it could easily be done many times for multiple relatives or friends.  It's also very affordable to make, and because it's not too bulk it's easy to mail as well.  You could easily elaborate and add a lot more embellishments, mat all the photos, etc.

I hope you love this easy idea!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Making a Shaker Card!

Watch this video to see me making this adorable shaker card!  I used my Cricut, but I explain other ways you can make this card without one!  I had a real blast making this, and I know you will too!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Simple Thank You Card

This is just a really quick card I put together for a nice thank you.  Everything is from 3 Birds, except the ribbon, which was in the dollar section of Target.  I really struggled with the color choice for the brads, but in the end I couldn't get the pink brads I had to match, so I went with black.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Li'l Ducky Layout

You can click on the photo to enlarge it.

The little duckies were all cut using the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge.  The words were cut using a font I had in my computer.  It was different working with a white background, and I don't do too many 2 page layouts, but I like the way this all went together.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Frosty Kisses Card Made With Snow Friends

I used the new Snow Friends Cricut Cartridge to cut the snowman, I will never cut another one this small again (2 and 1/2 inches.)  It was really hard to put together!

"Frosty Kisses" was cut from the Winter Woodland Cricut Cartrdige.

The Snowflakes were punched out from the Martha Stewart Artic Snowflake punch.

There is a lot of sparkle to this card.  The snowflakes in the background were stamped in metallic silver ink, and all the white cardstock is glittered, but it didn't show up very well in the picture, so I added a little bling during editing just for fun!  *LOL*

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pregnancy Scrap Page

I really love the way this page turned out.  I cut "pregnancy" out using Gypsy Font on my Cricut machine.  All the other embellishments were one page of stickers.  The paper is from Die Cuts With a View.  I love doing journaling on my computer like this, and just cutting around it.  It's quick and easy, and I like it much better than my own handwriting.  I have found this is my favorite way to journal.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I've been given a blog award, including some great links to other blogs!

I was very sweetly given a blog award!!!  Margie over at Bella Bug Creations gave it to me.  Be sure and check out her blog!  The rules are to pass this on to five people, and to also answer some questions only using one word. Plus, leave the people you choose a comment on their blog letting them know that have been awarded. So here we go:

I'm passing the award onto these blogs.  Check 'em out!
Crafting the Night Away
Paper Scissors Ink
Craft Junkie Too
The Homemakers Cricut
Scrapbooking Grandma

Here's my answers to all the silly questions.  All one word only.
1.Where is your cell phone? Nearby

2. Your hair? Crazy

3. Your mother? Short

4. Your father? Funny

5. Your favorite food? Sushi

6. Your dream last night? Forgotten

7. Your favorite drink? Wine

8. Your dream/goal? Self-employed

9. What room are you in? Dining

10. Your hobby? Crafts

11. Your fear? Heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Self-employed

13. Where were you last night? Desk

14. Something that you aren't? Boring

15. Muffins? Blueberry

16. Wish list item? Sillouette

17. Where did you grow up? Colorado

18. Last thing you did? Craft

19. What are you wearing? Pajamas

20. Your TV? Annoying

21. Your Pets? Dogs
22. Friends? Busy

23. Your life? Crazy

24. Your mood? Sad

25. Missing Someone? Yes

26. vehicle? Sonata

27. Something your not wearing? Shoes

28. Your favorite store? Michael's

29. Your favorite color? Purple!!!!

30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday

31. Last time you cried? Yesterday

32. Your best friend? Leah

33. One place that I go to over and over? Mailbox

34. Facebook? Sorta

35. Favorite place to eat? Mexican

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Couple Pages

Here are a couple 4th of July scrapbook pages of my daughter.  I was going to go purchase some 4th of July embellishments, but there doesn't seem to  be many available since it isn't that time of year, so I went through my stash and found out I had plenty that would work, so I whipped up a couple more simple pages.

Click on the photos to see them enlarged if you like.