Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Need a Gypsy, of course you do! Don't miss this DEAL!

***money saver alert***

I have it on good authority that the Gypsy with 10 carts! from Cricut Direct has been extended to December 31st. VIA Emal from them about my mixed up order!   So what do you want for Christmas? Hmmmm? 

Gypsy includes 2 Exclusive Pre-Loaded Cartridges:
Gypsy Font Cartridge
Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge

This Cricut Gypsy includes 4 bonus cartridges that are available for immediate download. This 4 bonus cartridge offer is exclusive to These 4 cartridges will only be available after your Gypsy has been connected to your computer and the update is downloaded. The cartridges are:

Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (not available in retail)

Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge (not available in retail)

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge (not available in retail)

All Mixed Up Cricut Cartridge (not available in retail)

In addition, if you purchase your Gypsy and register it before November 30th, you can get 4 bonus cartridges downloaded to your Gypsy. These cartridges will be available through a special update to your Gypsy. The bonus cartridges are:

Christmas (not available in retail)

Blackletter (not available in retail)

Printing Press (not available in retail)

Indie Art (not available in retail)

New Gypsy cartridge downloads are easy! Just connect your Gypsy to your computer and you'll automatically be prompted how to start. In just a few steps, you'll be able to download these bonus cartridges containing thousands of images! And with Gypsy, you'll have all the cartridge artwork and keypad overlays on your Gypsy screen, so there's no actual cartridge, handbook, or packaging.

The Cricut Gypsy has plenty of room to store up to 7,000 cartridges and up to 10,000 of your own custom projects. So have fun. Create. Design anywhere. The Cricut Gypsy is a portable, personal design studio for use with your Cricut. It allows you to store Cricut cartridge content, design with that content and then connect to your Cricut to cut. The Cricut Gypsy is updated by connecting it to a PC or a MAC with an Internet connection.

What's included:

1 Cricut Gypsy

1 Instruction Booklet

1 Gypsy Case

1 AC Power Cord

1 USB Cable

1 Cartridge Transfer Cable

 been extended to December 31st.  So what do you want for Christmas? Hmmmm?  Also
From Provo Craft
Gypsy deal from PC

^^^^^See this little tag right here^^^^^^

Adds more to the Cricut Direct deal???
Only one way to find out, Mine (The correct order) is in Route as we speek...ok, will, communicate through the written word anyway! ; )

Monday, November 15, 2010

Did someone say Free?

***Money Saver Alert***

Paperwishes Secrets Revealed free eBook

Secrets Revealed eBook for free!

Free Download!  So many pretty things! So much inspiration!

Thanks for visiting today!~

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sweet little bag Heidi Grace w Flocking!

How pretty! Although very simple, it still took forever with all goings on around here!  I used a template I got in one of my surprise boxes last month. And cut the leaves by hand.  ***Money Saver Alert***  I painted thee large jewels with Bic Mark It markers. I only buy clear jewels now! This paper is beautiful! The picture sure don't do it justice, Its light green pearlesent.

Shimmer and flocked paper, Merry and Bright Heidi Grace Designs paper, and scraps for leaves. Inked with Martha Stewart ink, first green then brown over.  Ribbon older Martha Stewart roll.

Also this ornament is done: Must consult a friend, It was a borrowed stamp. I was playing in her stamps, and brought my images home to play with...I traced this one with Zig 2way pen (My favorite!) Covered with silver Martha Stewart glitter.  Inked it by running around it with a Bic Mark It, and used a Mat of Silver glitter Card Stock, then ran a Hobby Lobby (Ribbon Trends) Ribbon around it from the bottom, then covered the back with card Stock to give it a cleaner look... Added an eyelet with the Crop a dile, and ribbon.
Now to go cook dinner....

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Phu, Tea Party Double Page Layout

I see so many things wrong, but in the time frame allowed, Im fine with it!

The hardest thing was trying to choose between sophisticated or playful, I chose playful!  It was my daughters first real friends, instead of just family and her sisters friends.  It was also her first time hosting an over night party, I think the background takes away from the elements. I need some stacked flowers too.  I forgot to mat the food display in the right one, and that was a 3 tear cake pedestal filled with tea cakes and cookies, wish I had a better pic of that! 

Such a fun day!  I'm so ready to do it again and use my new ideas when the youngest is old enough to pour hot tea!  Many of the girls had never laid eyes on sugar cubes, and drinking tea warm was ridiculous, When I added cream, now that was just over the top!  They all enjoyed their tea and had a great time!

I know it wont stay this way, when I get another window of time adjustments will be made!

Please take a second to vote for my owl name "Millie"  HERE  You know I would do it for you.  ; )

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Anything Goes Bottle Swap Prize!

A ton of post offices are scratching their heads right now, wondering what in the world is going on with all these coke bottle swaps going on around these crazy crafters!  

So many women who don't get many surprises any more are smiling because YOU just made their day!

Remember I told you that I have a special prize for the best, coolest sent bottle?   Here It is, Its pretty sweet!
But of course....I cant give it away till I have seen all the bottles delivered!  So... Snap those pics tag them to me and get those bad boys sent!

I have been asked about when I will be hosting another bottle swap, well I don't know yet! I have a lot going on here, so Just keep checking in is all I can tell ya!  I DO plan on doing it again!  I get excited when I see your surprises!
And know that its going to put a smile in someones heart.  Knowing that It will spur you on in your creativity by getting inspired with new art-illery to shock and awe us with your new creations!

Have I told you I'm excited?  

So ya wanna see the prize....I cant call it blog candy....because it isn't exactly that huh?

Nail Jewels~green and purple stars,Orange, clear and purple flowers,hearts,  pink and hot pink hearts, aqua and royal blue raindrops, green circles, red moons, clear mix, magenta bars!  Cricut Spatula, Stampology Cutesy Alpha clear stamps, some are 3in tall! At least an inch each! Heidi Grace Chipboard alphabet, Chipboard shapes (2 sides) and coordinating frosty transparent shapes, seen here w white card stock behind to show up. 8 Natural note cards!


micro beads


Jennifer McIntyre!!!

Bottle Contents!

Monday, October 18, 2010

11 and 9Yr olds Breast Cancer Awareness Cards

KK's Card

Make it bigger if you need ...They really did a great job!

They are so excited that someone will be getting them!

They had such a great time hanging out together and looking through everything picking their stuff and watching it come together. I am so proud of them!  This was truly a learning experience for them community and craft-wise. And for me parenting-wise!  As usual, probably not a word!  ; )

Auty's Card

They chose the same papers, Which Is REALLY the strangest thing EVER!

They are as different as night and day, They helped each other with their cards and acted like sisters...I couldn't believe my eyes!!!

So those of you following closely know my camera is missing, I'm having to use my 11yr old's with a busted screen and no peep hole, I have to click the best I can and have no way to turn off the flash since I cant see whats on the screen. I point and click and take a ton , pull it up in the computer and crop the best I can...  Hopefully it will show up soon!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Solar System project

As painted by KK, and Assymbled by her Mom!

Shop till I dropped Surprise boxes!

The girls and I were shopping at Ross, They needed New Shirts and I needed Shopping Therapy! My 9yr old is just getting into Scrapping, She made a Breast Cancer awareness card (which I need to post)...and was hooked from then on, so I was also on the look out for a kit for her while we were out and about.  I found these kits for myself, They were just surprise boxes stuffed to the brim with Scrapbooking stuff! $9.99!  Heck Yeah!  I snatched that bad Boy up and dreamed of it as I pulled out of the parking lot! I almost smacked a car! (shhhhhh! Don't tell the Hubby!)  I dreamed more carefully the whole way home! Soon as I walked through the door I was snatching that box opened and Oooohing and Aughing over everything as I pulled it out one by one....I immediately called the hubby who was in the woods in a tree stand, stalking whitetail and feeling the same way over those Bucks as I was that Box!  He was tired and ready to get home to his bed....I'm guessing that sitting in a tree stand is seriously exhausting work! LOL!  However, He got his orders to go to Ross and get every kit they had left, Meanwhile, Boasting of it on my status, My Sister in Law texted "Wheres my Surprise box?"  Intersection!!!! My brain yelled in my ear!  Of course you can have one, I gritted my teeth and gave in....But its well worth it considering how great she has been to my newly blooming obsession....Of course Ill share! So!  I'm having to use my daughters camera which the screen is busted and has no peep hole : (  This is the best I can do till mine turns up (again)

My 2 boxes

The 2nd Book is a Digital Scrapbooking kit!  Thats Mulberry Paper 10pc.

Yep! Jumbo Brads, 2 sets!

The 2nd book here is digital Scrapbooking and a CD Rom!

Heres the box, but this is not whats in them!  However I was satisfied!


We have a....


TYhanks so much to for standing up to give your opinions!  

And the winner is......... says:  #2!!!

WhichCraft said...
I'm one of those that gives directly to the cause. I don't buy the yogurt because its pink or the bucket of KFC highly fat chicken because its pink. I try to donate to all causes that are important to me but I won't go out of my way to buy something because it helps "xyz" cause. Hey, if I so happen to buy it then great. Usually I'll do my own fund raiser and donate directly to the "cause"


Congrats Liz, Please contact me with an address Sweets!  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Big Sale! AT My Sentiments Exactly Stamps!

My Sentiments Exactly

75+ unmounted sentiment stamps that are cushioned, cut, and ready to mount.. 

These lots contain sentiments for every occasion and range from 1/2x1/2 inches to 3.5x4.5 inches in size.

Multiple bags may be purchased at the same shipping cost of $7.75 for US orders only-get your friends to join you or purchase as a gift and pay the same shipping fee.


We are throwing in an extra 3 images just in case we may have made a mistake in counting out your images.

I also found some more great sales HERE!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blog Candy for the Cause!!!

I have been in a funk about the whole awareness thing, In theory, It is a Wonderful Cause.   I tend to lean towards The Whitewashing theory:  Read up on that here and here.  Be informed!  Please read all the information before commenting.

Tell me your opinion, and you can win These!

I will pick a winner Sunday 10/17!

Thanks for visiting!!!

In other news, its Fall Break and everyones home, so crafting will be sparse in this home throughout the week.  When I can gather my entire body and mind for more than a moment of breathing and being able to feel my own body, which isn't always a good idea, pain is usually the effect of that one! LOL!  I Have some new pretties for my Scrapbook Nook, and Have begun to Mod Podge them, There going to help out so much!  

If you have joined my Bottle Swap, You need to check your Facebook messages, You have your partner.  Please message me there with any questions pertaining to that.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Im around...a little anyway, Im doing something your going to love, Its going to take all weekend.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness card challenge

This is my entry for The Scrapbooking Queens newest Challenge, This is a very important cause please head over there and check it out! This is a wonderful way to come together as a supportive community with your talent.

I am happy with this one!  However, My 9yr old frowned at the pic, and stated it doesn't do it justice, Her exact words were "The cards cuter than the picture Mom!"  I have been wanting to use   
 that lock and key for a while now, and nothing has seemed important enough till now.

The inside says:    Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn’t ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.  ~Lin Yutang 

Thanks so much Teresa,  for hosting this cause!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Doodles and/or Stitching

Doodles and/or Stitching!

I wanted to join Memo's Challenge, however, due to a hiding camera and a small window of time, I just didn't make it!!!

For more into click here!!!

I got to make this one today!!!  With all going on around here today, it was no small feat!  Hubby is trying to skin a buck cape out, Hes learning taxidermy, and the baby running wild.

The doodle is inspired from one of my daughter's Onesies.   I used a Zig 2 way pen to Draw it all out, I used white Embossing powder and heat gun.  The Die cut is from The Sentimentals Cart.  The edging is Martha Stewart Double Arch punch. pearls, a flower, thin silver ribbon. Bic Mark It, Martha Stewart Glitter pen

I'd love to give you a break down, but Its unknown papers stashed in my drawer, some day I will learn to write the names in pencil on the back before stuffing them in. someday.....

Tomorrow My Girls and I PLAN to make a card for The Cancer awareness campaign  hosted by The Scrapbooking Queen  Please visit her and participate. Its a wonderful cause, worthy of your time and talent.Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you can dig out some time today to create!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blog Candy!!

Not mine, but Here Nursery Rhymes Cart!   Its on my wish list...I'm loving the idea of pairing it up with A Child's Year!

Go Follow!  

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrap Happiness! Trash to Treasure!

Rags to Riches...Waste not want not.....Renew, Reuse, Recycle!!!

Did I miss any *giggle*

Pardon the ATG lumps, I had to redo the tape : (

Smooth out with the grain

I don't have a Score Buddy so this will do for now...

Cut leaving some on the top for a tab to stick to the cover

Look familiar?  Target $1 bin pk of 3

Corner punch card and pads a couple at a time to blend in nicely

From this....
To this!!!

ATG gun

Small note card

smallest Post It Notes

Corner Rounding Punch

(Basic Gray Infuse and some Cosmo Cricket)

Sticky Ribbon~Martha Stewart

The card holder is here

This was a really fun project, I think it came out great!  I wish I had of grabbed more notepads now!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Brass Embossed Fall Card

Beautiful!  Fall card!

At least I think So!

Martha Stewart Embossing Powder

Heat Embosser

Zig 2 way

Occasions Paper

Brown Card Stock

I love how it makes me think of a Leather bound book!

I made this cut months ago and sat it aside, I found it today and was ready to finish what I started, being its now Fall and my creative juices were flowing!  I have been searching for it to let you know the recipe, but I cant find it now, I think I'm looking too hard, because I was bent on making  the coordinating envelop, If you find it, please let me know!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Challenge (MyPinkStamper) with a bird

My Entry for "Something With A Bird"

She has had over 5 million hits!!! And every time I think of it I cant help but see a McDonald's sign....But I digress....

Bird~Shrinky Dink/Streight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
Sisboom for DaisyD Paper
Ribbon~ Hobby Lobby Ribbon Trends
Turquoise Blue Card Stock
EK Success Corner punch Doily 
Hot Pink ink pad
Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder (My Fav!)
Heat Embosser
3 tiny pearls
Turquoise Blue Gems
Zig 2 way

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

25 Hall passes!

While attending PTO, I noticed something terribly wrong, the Library Passes were a length of blue paper with  Library pass half-hazzerdly slashed across it with Sharpie, then someone had the GALL to laminate that!!! The Horror!!!!  So, I offered to step in and make the world beautiful once again.  Heres what my Oldest Daughter and I came up with. I couldnt believe how something simple took so long, yes I can, hold on and let me hand over the baby to type with two hands.........OK, here they are....

Add caption

The backs just say Library Pass, not too interesting

Cricut Cartridges used:

Don Juan
Locker Talk
Inde Art

Zig 2 way
Corner rounding Punch
Martha Stewart Glitter (aqua marine)

Monday, September 20, 2010



cowbelleru said...
Really cute projects, Thanks for taking the time to share. It's cutesy halloween for me and mostly pumpkins.

COWBELLERU YOU ARE THE WINNER!!!!! Please Email me your shipping address~! 

(After 1 week unclaimed, I will have to pick another winner)    : (

Man vs. Expression

Opening Day is just around the Corner!!!

Man vs Expression

And not just any man, but one who doesn't get along with technology and is better suited living in a shack on a Mountain,  with a shot gun and endless supply of ammo! Livn' on da fat of the land! Ie. the Tee Shirt "Buck Shot".  This man has Buck Fever and this Fall weather makes it worse!  I am soon to be a hunting Widow...

He is entering the "Husband Challenge over at


The Best part of all: He found out that its not always so easy, Things go wrong, and sometimes, it takes much longer than first planned!