Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cards For Sale

Here are some cards I've decided to take to our Farmer's Market today to sell. I don't know how well they will go over, but it's worth a try. We'll just have to see. What do you think of them? I'd love some feedback.

I didn't realize the bow slipped down on this cupcake card until after I took the picture. I've fixed it now. :)

Now I need to make some baby cards and more masculine cards.

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Cricut Expression 2 ~ 5 Year Anniversary Edition

Well, I have had my new E2 for about three weeks and I'm loving it. The day it arrived (it was a few days early), my husband sent me a text at work saying "you got a package and it says Cricut on it". I was so excited I could hardly concentrate at work the rest of the day. I opened it as soon as I got home, but didn't get a chance to play with it until a couple of days later. It didn't take me long at all to learn how to use it. I love that it has the touch screen and I'm loving the preloaded cartridges on it. It's great! I love it! I'm finally just getting the pics uploaded to blogger from when I opened it up. My husband took pics so I can scrapbook the moment later. :)

Isn't it so pretty?! Did I tell you how much I love it?! ;)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday Challenge

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by again. We'd love to have more people join us for Crazy About Cricut's Thankful Thursday Challenge. You could be entered to win the Grand Prize for the month of May of a large Post-it Prize Pack.

Here are the details.

Honor someone special with a display. For example a banner, wall hanging, home decor, or album. May 30 is Memorial Day!

So just a reminder, here are the challenge details:
*The project must not be made more than a week before the challenge.
*Please link directly to your project, not just to your blog.
*E-mail your project to me at crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com if you don't have a blog and I will be happy to enter it for you :o)
*I will post a challenge every other Thursday and at the end of the month I will choose a winner.
*Join in on both challenges for that month, get more chances to win.
*People will have 2 weeks to enter.
*You can now enter on Facebook!  It must be a different project than you enter here on my blog. 
You can now double your chances to enter! Click HERE to go to the Thankful Thursday Challenge Facebook page. 

*I can only send prizes in the US right now. I'm sorry :(

You can now also enter a project on Facebook for an extra chance to win. Click here to go to the Facebook page.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday Design Team Project ~ Honor Someone Special

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today is Thankful Thursday and here is my design team project for today. Our project was to honor someone special with a display. For example: a banner, wall hanging, home decor, or album. Here's what I came up with. I wanted to honor my grandpa who passed away in the year 2000. He served in WWII.

I bought two wood plaques (one oval & one rectangle) for under $1 a piece at Wal-Mart and Mod Podged patterned paper onto them with help from my 11 year old son, Ben. We then Mod Podged two pictures of my Grandpa onto them. One picture of him when he was in the service and the other one of him the year he passed away. We then added puffy glitter star stickers to them for decoration and used ribbon to hang them on the wall. We also did a wall hanging with some rosette's and pictures of my grandpa in the service. I think my son really enjoyed this project. He was only 6 months old when this Grandpa passed away and he's sad that he didn't get a chance to know him. This was a great opportunity for us to talk about what he was like. Sorry about the glare on the pictures. I did my best.

I'm happy with how my project turned out. Now, go to Crazy About Cricut and post a project so you will be entered for a chance to win this awesome prize pack from Post It (see below) and check out the other design team members projects for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and I would love for you to leave me a comment. Thanks for your help, Ben!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Kristal from Getting Cricky with K Andrew is having a Link Up Love Party plus a giveaway.

If you've never been to her blog, (or even if you have) you need to stop over there and check it out. She has an awesome blog! This is a great way for us to meet other crafty bloggers and get inspiration from others.  I hope you all join in and Kristal has some great blog candy to give away too. For this Link Up we are suppose to post our favorite project. Here is one of my favorite cards I've made.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Versatile Blogger

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Rebecca over at Buzzy Bee Designs. Thank you Rebecca!

•Here are the *rules* of this award:
•Kiss the ring of the person who nominated you and link back to her (or his) blog in your post.
•Share 7 facts about yourself that probably no one but you and your dog cares about.
•Contact your nominees and let them know you've tagged them.
•Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers

Here are the 7 facts about myself:

1. I am married
2. I have four sons
3. I'm 40 years old
4. I have a granddaughter
5. I have three cats and a dog (cocker spaniel)
6. My favorite color is Purple.
7. I someday want my hobby (crafting) to be my full-time job

Now, to pass this award on to 15 other bloggers in no particular order:

Thanks again Rebecca!

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Scrapbook Day ~ My Pink Stamper Challenge #12

Okay, here is the last one finally. I had issues trying to get it posted on blogger so I finally gave up yesterday and decided to try again this morning. If you haven't checked in with me all weekend, it was National Scrapbook Day on Saturday and My Pink Stamper had challenges going on all day long. She posted 1 new challenge every hour. Now, of course, it took me twice as long to finish them, but I finally finished. Challenge #12--Make a Scrapbook Page, Card, or other with a Kid's theme!  

Sunday, May 8, 2011

National Scrapbook Day ~ My Pink Stamper Challenge #11

Challenge #11--Make a project and use Pink, Green and Black in it! I like how this turned out. It's cute!

National Scrapbooking Day ~ My Pink Stamper Challenge #10

Challenge #10--Make a layout or card with a pet in it! This horse card is of my Mom's horse Mama Jan.

National Scrapbook Day ~ My Pink Stamper Challenge #9

Challenge #9--Use Glitz, Glam and Glitter in your project! I used red glitter paper, blue glitter paper and white glitter paper and added a bow to the heel of the shoe.

National Scrapbooking Day ~ My Pink Stamper Challenge #8

Challenge #8--Make a summer themed project! I did a scrapbook layout.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbook Day ~ My Pink Stamper Challenge #7

Challenge #7--Make a Scrapbook Page!

Okay, this is my specialty and I'm pretty quick at scrapbook pages. I keep them pretty simple. I will journal on the tag in the upper right hand corner.

National Scrapbook Day ~ My Pink Stamper Challenge #6

Challenge #6--Incorporate a TAG into your project!

National Scrapbook Day ~ My Pink Stamper Challenge #5

Challenge #5- Any 3-D item OR if that is too much of a challenge then add a 3-D item on your scrapbook page or card!
I added my 3-D item to the inside of this card. I think I could've done something better if I had more time....