Friday, December 31, 2010


Just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone. Can you believe that 2010 is already over? It feels to me like only a few months have went by and it is a year gone already. I guess once you pass the age of 30 it goes about 10 times as fast? Well I am thankful for every moment I get to stay on this earth so I will take it.

I"m so excited because I am going to be on the Cooking with Cricut Design team!!! WHOOT WHOOT WHOOT....can I get a WHOOT! Ok I'm sorry I'm just excited.

I'm sitting in my hotel room right now in Las Vegas and all I can think about is what I could be crafting if I was home. My hubby loves Las Vegas so I had to suffer and leave my craft room. It was quite the ordeal. Our day started out pretty early having to drop off my two babies (lhasa apso's Max and Coco) at the kennel. I was so sad to leave them. It took 1 hour to drive 14 miles because of traffic! Then an hour to check them in almost because everyone was leaving on a vacation I guess for New Years. We didn't have a direct flight so we left Orlando and stopped in Houston. Our connection was delayed 3.5hours! YUCK...did I tell you how much I hate to sit in airports!!! So we didn't end up arriving in Las Vegas until almost midnight (this is after being in the airport that day since 2pm!)  Time goes really slow in Las Vegas. They are 3 hours behind our time so now it is almost midnight at home and it is not even 9pm here! Its like Groundhog day! Time seems to never end. They will have a big fireworks display on the strip so I will try to post a video!!

Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm sorry but I have another Vinyl Project!!

I am leaving for Las Vegas tomorrow for a few days to bring in the New Year....I have to board my babies and they are staying at a new boarding kennel on the Disney Property. I toured it and it is SO stinkin cute! Its so new, clean and I feel they will be well taken care of. So to take their food container so I decided I need to decorate it so they would know whose food it was! So here is what I did for them! She is smaller than Max is why they are two different sized pups on here!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Vinyl Instructions or Possibly a video coming!

I have had alot of great comments on my vinyl projects and several people asking for instructions on how to do it. I am going to either work on a step by step with pics or if I brave it and make my first tutorial video! I have been traveling and have another trip to go to in a few days so it might not happen till after New Years when I return but I promise I will get this done for you all! Thanks so much for all your great comments!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another layered Vinyl Project....What can I say I'm hooked!

Here is yet another layered vinyl project I did to decorate up my laptop. I love "Hoot n Holler" lite cartridge because I love owls so this is what I made! Hope you like it! Picture is not the best because I don't have the best camera but you get the jist of it!

New Challenge after the New Year with Great GIveaway from "Log my Memory"

I wondered upon a great product for scrappers called "log my memory" I think we all could use this. I"m going to be showing more about this product coming up after the holidays and we will have a contest where the winner will receive a gift from Log my Memory!!! Kristin has been very generous and excited to showcase her product and provide the prize. I will be buying one and trying it out. I will share with you along the way. I will spend the holidays coming up with a creative challenge for you so please check back!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Blog Candy Mailed!

Everyone that has blog candy coming from the blog hop and the bug head giveaway its on its way! Sorry for the delay!

I haven't heard from the one winner of the bug head so I will select another winner and notify them. I have tried to contact "zenderzoocrew" but no email, no email address on their blog and she has not contacted me so on to the next winner!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My baby girl!

This is coco in her new sweater! She loves this pup tent too! She is always in it when I am in my scrap room!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blog Candy Giveaway!!!!

I am going to give away a personalized family vinyl ONCE my blog reaches 200 followers! I will give you your choice of a family vinyl or a bug head or something along those lines! Here is a pic of the one I did for a blog hop! I know you all love vinyl as much as I do!! :)
PS only mailing to US! Sorry!

Here is what you need to do: (Remember to do these!)

1. You must be a follower
2. Post a comment under this posting about what you would like if chosen
3. Twitter or facebook about the giveaway (you can right click and save the image to post)
4. Post on your blog this Pic and a link back to my blog
5. Tell your friends!

That is all you have to do!

K Andrew Designs Blog Candy reaching 1100 followers!!!

Kristal with K Andrew Designs has another great giveaway to honor her 1100 followers!! CONGRATS KRISTAL that is so great! Everyone loves you and your blog!! PS she does absolutely fabulous blog makeovers! If  you are in need of a new blog or just an update to your existing blog please contact kristal at

She did my header and a badge for me and she also redesigned another here is the link to one she just finished! Check it out!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Here are all of MY winners of Blog Hop Candy & Bug Heads...

Congrats to the following:
Blog Candy Bags:
1-Karelj-Karelj said...
How cute are these? Love them! I'm a follower....
2-Angela R said...
Yay, I just beacame a follower and I'm excited becuase you are very talented and I'm excited to see what future inpiration I can gather from here! Thank you!
Contact Info: in case I get a chance to win that amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's!

Bug Head Winners:
1-zenderzoocrew said...
I love the bug! He is awesome and would look great anywhere in my craft room! Thanks for the chance to win!
2-jennyplace2 said...
I was doing the blog hop and came across your blog, which I really like so I am a follower now. I also saw you were giving a couple of the bug heads out, I have looked every where for this cartridge and have had now lucj. Fingers crossed that I am one of the lucky ones!

Some of you have emails listed which I will email you but please send me an email with all your mailing information to

You all have one week to get me the info!! 

Winner of the Pet Challenge!!!

I was very disappointed that my first challenge only resulted in 3 entries but very happy for the 3 that submitted a project, so thank you girls!!!

Since there were only 3 I put the names on paper and shook a basket and drew a name out! I thought alittle over kill with using the generator!!

Here is the piece of paper I drew out!!! So Congrats Kristal! Please send me your information to get this mailed to you!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winners being announced tomorrow for the following:

Blog Hop grand prizes
My Blog hop candy (2 prizes to be given away)
Cricut Bug Head Vinyls (2 to be given away)
Pet Challenge (Cricut Sampler cartridge)

Please come back tomorrow to see those all posted!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2nd Day Holly Jolly Blog Hop!

Welcome to our 2nd day "Holly Jolly" blog hop! Thanks for landing at Bugjuiced by Debbie from  Carri's Blog "Abusybee"

Please make sure to leave a comment from each blog you visited for a chance to win a prize package from Scrapadabadoo! There also will be a 2nd grand prize!! You must come back to each blog the 2nd day and leave comments to be eligible for the 2nd grand prize. Third grand prize is a Holiday stamp set courtesy of "Pink Cricut"

Today my project may not look Christmasy but it is a gift idea that everyone seems to love. I love to work with vinyl and my gift idea is the vinyl "stick family". I have sent several different vinyls to friends and family that I have done and they love it!

Sorry for the bad pics of the package! My camera is not cooperating!
I made a little pocket to put the finished project in to mail to family or friends. Paper is "My minds eye" and tag was cut from "Tags, bags, boxes and more"

The project was done from "Car Decals" cartridge. I have done several others just using SCAL2 which is fun because I get alittle more creative! The name was done in SCAL2. I used the "kiss" cut method. My blade is pretty sharp so my blade setting was "2", pressure was med. and speed was high.

The husband and wife were cut at 3", The larger dog was cut at 2" and the little dog was 1.5"
The hardest part is the eyes. They never make the eyes more than a dot so sometimes they don't come out that well so sometimes I have to cut alittle piece of vinyl to replace the eye that really is so small it doesn't cut.

After I cut the family. I did what they call "weeding" and removed all the excess vinyl around the design. The next step calls for transfer paper but I have found if you go to walmart you can get a BIG roll of "clear contact paper" in the shelf liner area. Cricut transfer paper cost about 10.00 for a couple sheets 12 x 12 I believe. This roll at Walmart cost about $5.97 and has tons on it. I removed the wrapper or I could tell you how many feet but trust me it will take you a long while to run out.

So you pull the backing off the contact paper and take the clear piece that is tacky on the other side and lay tacky side down on your project. Then you will rub all over it (burnish) making sure every little piece is rubbed well (especially those eyes and small pieces)

At this point if you are going to send it as a gift you will leave the clear piece on the backing paper that you rubbed it on. I like to take chipboard and sandwich the decal in it and take it up for mailing.

The picture I have also posting on here shows the project put on the window of my husbands jeep so I could take a picture!! All you do to apply is make sure your window is clean. Pull carefully the clear piece and your image should be attached to it. As your pulling make sure all the parts are stuck to the clear piece and as your pulling if you see an area that isn't lifting off, carefully lay the clear piece down and rub over that area with a flat tool such as a credit card or something like that. Then continue to pull the clear piece and all your decal should be on it. Carefully position on the surface you are applying it to and start rubbing! Once done you will pull the clear piece off again be very careful as sometimes it will need burnish alittle more if you see it is sticking to the clear and not the vehicle window or whatever you are doing it on.

Once you have decal applied to the surface you have chosen, rub your fingers over it all to make sure it is applied well. And that is all she wrote!! Next you will join my wonderful friend Kristal!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Welcome to our 2 day "Holly Jolly" blog hop! Thanks for landing at Bugjuiced by Debbie from  Carri's Blog "Abusybee"

Please make sure to leave a comment from each blog you visited for a chance to win a prize package from Scrapadabadoo! There also will be a 2nd grand prize!! You must come back to each blog the 2nd day and leave comments to be eligible for the 2nd grand prize. Third grand prize is a Holiday stamp set courtesy of "Pink Cricut"

My project is definitely a hybrid project. Its alittle scrapping a little pc work and really quick.

Todays blog hop project is "Gift Idea" so I was just thinking about stocking stuffers! I made two really cute candybar wrappers that were wrapped in paper from "My Minds Eye" Sweet Dreams Holiday Avenue paper pack. The wrappers are cut 5.5" x 5.5". Love this paper! I took pretty ribbon that I bought at Michaels (.79 cents a roll) at a haul the other day.  One has paisley's in gold, silver and a litght blue on one of the candybars which if you know me you know I love paisley! They had all the ribbon 60% off so I bought about 12-13 rolls of christmas colored ribbons and designs. The tags I cut on my cricut at 2" from the cartridge "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More".

I used some trim on the bottom of one of the bars from Jolee's. I had some foil envelopes from years ago that I made alot of custom candybar wrappers. You can just cut a piece of foil 5.5" x 5.5". This step can be eliminated but it makes the wrapped bar look much better.

For the bag topper I printed a little saying and added a graphic from I cut the bag topper at 4.5" and then folded it in half. I punched a hole in the corner to just tie some pretty ribbon on. Then added some miniature marshmellows!

Its a simple project but a cute one that will make fun stocking stuffers! I hope you enjoy it!

Don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment under this post for a chance to win some mystery blog candy!!

Your next stop will be my wonderful friend Kristal with K Andrew Designs  I know she will have a wonderful project and blog candy!

Blog Hop Candy From Bugjuiced by Deb....

Below is blog candy I am personally giving away. You must be a follower of this blog and leave a comment under this posting. One given away for each of the days of this hop (Dec. 10 & Dec. 11) The winners will be announce Monday. Starting tomorrow Dec. 10 & 11th please stop by to see the projects for the blog hop and be sure to visit each the following blogs! You must leave a comment for each blog and leave a comment for me and become a follower under THIS posting for a chance to win blog candy from me. Each bag has a set of "cat eyes" ink, 2 block stamps, 3 acrylic stamps, one "bling" embellishment and 1 roll of christmas ribbon!!!

Holly Jolly Blog Hop with Blog Candy! 7:30pm Tonight!!!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The start of my recipe book!

UPDATE: Once I get more pages done on this book I will share them. And also I will share my file I made for each keep checking back. Its a work in progress!

Here is the cover I just finished for my recipe book. I did my own thing in SCAL2 for the base of the book with welding of the letters for recipe. Then I also cut each letter to add dimension on top of the base. The apron and pot was cut from the cartridge "From my Kitchen" which I love!  I plan to do lots of pages so look for the remainder of the project at some point. I want to fill it with all my own recipes to have something to pass down to my daughter. I love to cook, problem is I just throw things together and never measure so I'm having to create recipes for my specialties! So that will take me a while!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My first "Layered" Vinyl project

Those of you who know me know I am a vinyl addict!!! I'm in love with anything I can make with vinyl. Trust me my walls have been the victim of my addiction!!

When I seen the car decals cartridge I knew I had to have it. I have been making some vinyl decals of my own with various files and now I have this cartridge I wanted to try layering.

Here is the cricut bug head layered and it looks so cute!! I have two to give away to followers!!!

All you have to do is be a follower leave me a comment under this post and I will select someone at the end of the first day of our blog hop. Dec. 10th don't forget first day of the hop!!! The 2nd one will be given away at the end of the 2nd day of the hop (Dec. 11)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blog hop!

Wow my first blog hop!!! I will be participating in a blog hop on Dec. 10 & 11th. Please make sure to come back to see my project. The list below is all the participants in this blog hop. Please make sure to check out all their blogs. There will be blog candy along the way!!

1. Stephanie:
2. Glora:
3. Carri:
4. Deb:
5. Kristal:
6. Marianne:
7. Erika:
8. Margie:
9. Sandy
10. Jess

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

BLOG CANDY Challenge!!! WOOOOO HOOOO First One!!!!



Patti didn't have a blog to enter so She is the first entry into the contest and I'm posting her photo here for others to see her entry!
Good luck patti!

Patti's entry

Carrie with abusybee entry

Look at this!!!

Thanks to Madison at funkycards for passing along the Stylish Blogger Award to me! 

I can't believe someone actually found me and liked my blog and sent me a nice message. She said you also "pay it forward" so I have to tell 8 things about myself and list 8 blogs I like that I pass this award off to.  So here goes! 

Now, this award does come with some rules and I have to pay it forward:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Here is the 8 things about myself:

1. I'M VERY LOYAL to friends, family 
2. I love to do things for people to make them happy and to let them know I love and appreciate them.
3. I love my dogs like children
4. I'm a geek
5. I love to cook
6. scrapping is now an obsession
7. I take most things I get interested in to extreme! I'm an overachiever
8. I'm proud of what I accomplished in life so far!

Now here are the 8 Bloggers that I have discovered recently and am sending the "Stylish Blogger award too:

Monday, November 15, 2010

I met my new friend!!!!

Today was a great day. I got to meet my friend Kristal in person. We have been talking on the phone and emailing and her family was visiting the disney area and I live close by so today before they went back home they met me for lunch. Her husband was wonderful and fun to be around, her son is ADORABLE!!!! And Kristal was pretty and sweet just like I knew she would be! I can't wait to see her more and spend more time with her and her family. It felt like I knew them forever! Thanks Peter, Kristal and Jonas for visiting me!! Love you all!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Challenge for Kandrewdesigns!

I don't have boys and wasn't sure what to make for this challenge "Getting Cricky with Kandrews" Boyish Charm Challenge but knew I wanted a chance to win a cartridge! I mean come on can you ever have enough cartridges!

Ok... so I just finished this and the glitter glue is still WET! I ruined a whole bottle of light yellow glitter glue cause it was not coming out and needless to say if you squeeze those bottles really hard....well then you blow the top off! So I ended up with alot of glitter glue on my desk!!
Remember Click pictures for larger view.

Hope you like this quick layout. I used "create a critter" for the little bee, bug and giraffe! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 1, 2010

New header and Badge

Thanks to my WONDERFUL friend Kristal she customized my header and badge for me!!! She is so great!! Much love to Kristal!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quick sign for my door

I made this sign real quick for my door. I used embellishments I bought at Michaels (K & co) and the paper was real cute paper that was in my blog candy from Kandrews Designs Blog. I just wanted something fast and cute!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Project!!! Owl won't tell you about it Owl show you!!


Update: Fixed it all!
I have gotten a few messages which I really appreciated telling me I left out the "s" on always! I was up till about 3am so I guess I must have been alittle sleepy!!! I also see I left the eyelashes off the one so that is corrected as well. This is just a mock up one as I cut about 3 of them cause two are for others. One for a dear friend and one for my daughter. So thank you all for taking the time to look at my project and help me with what could have been bad if I sent this one! HEE HEE!

Well I have been away from crafting for about two weeks now cause my hubby has decided we need to get out and go some places. I could stay home and craft and have more fun but I went. So now I am back to crafting this week. I love owls and I got this cut set and knew immeidately what I wanted to do with it! So its just a start cause I believe I will make an album for a friend and my daughter. So it will evolve so keep checking back!
DANG I see i forgot the lashes on the one owl. I fixed it right now. Next time I need to slow down and inspect before posted but its 2:39am and I'm still up!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Altered Project

I bought this paint can at Lowes and decorated it up for my granddaughter. I made two different cans for each of them but unfortunately i didn't take pics of the other one! Let me know what you think! I stuffed it with lots of goodies! The picture of the lid turned out alittle dark but I didn't have this blog when I took it so I didn't care how great it looked just wanted to snap a picture. Now I'm alittle more picky with the pics!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog under Construction!

My blog is under some construction, getting a new design so look to see it unfold!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My New Scrapbook buddy!

I bought this cute flamingo while I was in Key West the past few days. I thought since I like Pink so much and I needed a mascot for my room this would be a good one. Isn't it cute!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Challenge


I worked on this layout for two days. As soon as I heard there was a new challenge "Getting Cricky's Fall Blessings Challenge" on kAndrew Designs I knew immediately what I wanted to do. The owl (which I LOVE) came from the cartridge "Hoot n Holler" and so did the branch. The turkey was from "Create a Critter" and I inked the edges of the owl with Sapphire Silk cat eyes ink. The turkey was inked with just a brown cat eyes ink. (Can I tell you I'm addicted to these inks!) I bought 72 of them off ebay brand new for under $45!!! I have some of the chalk inks in that 72 as well. I used white stickles for the bottom on the grass to add some "snow" cause its usually snowing at Thanksgiving from where I am originally from! I was thinking about putting a recipe on that photo area something witty and fun but decided not too. Hope you enjoy!!

Please visit and enter the challenge and become of follower. She has great videos and projects!!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 4, 2010

My man Max!

Here is my other Lhasa Apso, his name is max and he is the sweet one! He loves his donut!

My Little Coco

My little coco she was eating ice cream.
 This photo she had gotten a blow pop sucker for herself and my hubby was taking it away! She had sucker in her tail, paws and face! Remember click on photos to see them larger!

Here is a pic of her just laying in the pool with her head propped up on side! She gets in it all the time! I added a couple of her laying down in it! Just sharing some of my loves!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Next New Project!!!

I have decided my next project will be a cookbook! I love the "from my kitchen" cartridge so I decided that is my next project. I love to cook and I'm a "throw it together" cook. So my next challenge will be to start creating recipes that I can pass down to my daugher. I have loads of great things I cook (I didn't get fluffy from eating bad cooking! :) but I never measure anything out so now I need to stop and create measurements for it all!

Unfortunately I sent my imagine back. It had alot of issues and I just couldn't get it calibrated. I tried so many times. I also was waiting for a mac update. But it still isn't out and I didn't want to pass my trial time to send back. I feel it needs some time to mature before I get it again! Trust me....I will get it again! I love provo craft and think they have great products. I will continue to use SCAL2 and love my expression. She (my expression) told me I was neglecting her so now I will show her some attention!

I will like always post pics of my progress along the way!
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I finally finished the halloween album. I worked for days (5-9 hours each day) on it because it was just so fun and cute that I couldn't stop! I didn't end up doing a "shape" book but I still think it ended up cute. I used "happy Hauntings" & "mini monsters" cricut cartridges for this album.  I would say this is by far my favorite album I have done. I have only done about 3 of them so I'm sure I will have more favorites in the future. Please let me know what you think about it. I went to Michaels today and went nuts again with more stickers from K & Co and ribbon cause they have 30% off of the halloween things. I will save them for next year.