Monday, June 30, 2008

I showed them my best! So it's time to celebrate with some blog candy!

For those Cricut lovers out there you probably know of the Show Us Your Best contest that they had over at I rec'd a call today from a representative from Provo Craft to let me know I won!!! There were 2 different parts to the contest and I did the 1st one which was to send in a project that I considered to be my best. At the time this was it (or click here).

So I get to choose 3 cartridges!!! Whoo-hoo!!! Hmmmmm, I wonder which ones they will be...

Maybe you can help me chose...right now I have AE, Alphalicious, Beyond B-days, Celebrations, Christmas Cheer, Cuttin' Up, Doodlecharms, Doodletype, George, Mickey Font, Mini Monos, OA, PDDU, PS, Printing Press, Stamped, TBBM and WIMG (holy-moly, I didn't realize how many I had until now!).

I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the Wedding Solutions cart, but tell me of a cartridge you have that I don't that you really like and why you really like it...and for your help I will pick one lucky winner of the following blog candy!

Items are:
-DCWV Scrapbook Kit in a Stack "Color Blocking"
-Colorbok Chipboard Punch-outs of monograms, numbers, frames and accents pcs
-Bo Bunny A Gift of Love Purse Board Book
-Scribbles 3-D Paint "Ruby", "Violet Flash", "Sapphire" & "Golden Platinum"
-American Crafts Elements Premium Ribbon "Downtown Maroon" (24 feet of two sided designer ribbon on 6 color coordinated spools)
-Around the Block Ultimate Tag Kit
-Ensemble Flower Petal Embellishments Kit (some items missing)

I will randomly chose one winner on Saturday, July 19, 2008.


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sweet Baby of Mine

It's another week over at 2 Sketches 4 You and this week it's Kazan's sketch, which is her 3rd sketch (and what a sketch it is!).

And there is also a new contest over at Bitten By The Bug that gave me the opportunity to combine two challenges into one. The contest over at BBTB is something for a baby using brown as the primary color, have a heart somewhere on the project and use any cut from any of the Cricut cartridges!

A colleague of mine is having a baby in August and there is going to be a baby shower for her soon and due to a very busy schedule I had to combine both challenges into one.

Here is Kazan's sketch:

And here is my take:

Baby Formula for this creation:
-CS: The Paper Company - Sable, Neutral Tan, Neutral Tan Texture, Parchment Ivory, Cool Metallic Cover Amber, Cool Metallic Cover Lime, Blonde Columns and Burgundy Corduroy
-DPs: Paper Pizzazz "Brown Diamonds" and "Tan Scrollwork Stripes"
-Ribbon: Offray Lime Juice White Dots
-Stickles: LIme Green and Copper
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Creamy Brown
-Diecuts: K&Company Smitten Hearts
-Cricut Carts: Doodlecharms for the bottles cut at 2"
Opposites Attracts for words "Joy" (using the base feature cut at 1 3/8"), "to" (welded using the upright feature cut at 2 1/2"), "your" (welded using the Opposite feature cut at 1 1/2"), "trish" (welded using the upright feature) and "baby" (welded using the base feature)
George for the ampersand
Cuttin Up for the word baby cut at 2 1/2"
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts - Sweet using LD Punch Out, Baby using LD Remington Portable, Of using CK Bella, Mine using LD Warm Heart and Frame using DB Frilly Frames (r character)
-Misc items: Chipboard, Sewing machine, lime thread


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Did I Frazzle You?

Week 3 of 2 Sketches 4 You is here, or I should say deadline is here! This week it was Laura's turn to provide a great sketch and she did!

This card was made for a neighbor of mine who I asked to water my plants while I was away last weekend. Due to the inclement weather we had, she wasn't quite sure what to do, but luckily her dad was able to give her some good advice. So I felt bad that she was very worried that she was not going to water them enough or end up drowning them, luckily she did neither! :)

Here's Laura's sketch:

And my take on it:

Recipe to this creation:
-CS: The Paper Company - Festive Orange, Mandarin Texture, Antique Rose, Smooth Cranberry, Metallic Uptown Gold and Grapevine
-DPs: DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Stack
-Ribbon: Offray Lavender Satin and Brushed Sheer Copper, Michaels French Garden
-Stickles: Orange Peel and Diamond
-Blossoms: Prim's Got Flowers?, MM Daisy Spotlight, Heidi Swapp Small Flowers Variety Pack
-Stamps: Stampendous "Daisy Curls", Lockhart "Thanks a bunch" and Rubber Stampede "Homemade by"
-Fluid Chalks Inks by Colorbox: Amber Clay, Dark Moss, Warm Violet
-Pigment Ink by Colorbox: Black
-Solvent StazOn Ink: Jet Black
-Cricut Carts: PDDU for the Frazzled Kitty, Opposites Attract for "sorry to frazzle you" (using the upright feature) and Allison (using the upright round feature), WIMG for the Sunflowers
-Misc Items: Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Prismacolor Pencils, I'Kandee Pearlescent Jewel Tones Chalk, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Provo Craft Deco Scissors, Mini Pot Dots


Thursday, June 19, 2008

I've been tagged!... one of my favorite and fabulously creative, inspiring ladies...Tracy Gough

The "rules" of the game:
Answer the 5 questions listed below about yourself.
At the end of the post, tag 5-6 people by posting their names, then go to their blogs and leave them a comment letting them know they’ve been tagged and also ask them to read your blog for the rules.
Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.

Question 1: Ten years ago:
I started working for the company I'm currently work for. Started as an Admin Asst, then to Product Marketing Specialist, then to Sales Associate, then to Sales Support Systems Specialist and now currently Sales Support Supervisor. And I can't believe I'm still there!

Question 2: Five things in today's 'to do list':
1. Finish new brick patio
2. Try to kill weeds from my pathetic crab grass, dandelion ridden and patches of real grass yard, and cover that area with all the dirt we are digging up from putting in the new brick patio
3. Set up new soaker hose, where I planted new rose bushes, Gemini , Spellbound, DisneyLand (CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THIS OPENS UP!), Melody Parfumée (all lined up next to Passionate Kisses that I bought last year in remembrance to my beloved kitty, Morgan, who lost her battle with cancer on April 30, 2007. I bought that particular rose because she always stretched her neck out for kisses on her forehead)
4. Mop kitchen (yeah right I might get to that one...)
5. Tonight, do a card using Laura's Sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You

BTW, we are on vacation this week and those home owners out there know, you usually spend it on home projects!

Question 3: Snacks I enjoy:
Try not to but Doritos, Cape Cod chips, Ruffles...

Question 4: Things I would do if I was a millionaire:
Buy a new house on a different lake and get away from my psychotic, spiteful, nut-job of a neighbor (currently in a legal battle with her in Land Court over multiple items she has done against me) and do some traveling...

Question 5: Places I have lived:
1. Fredonia, NY
2. Wantagh, NY
3. Chelmsford, MA
4. Boxboro, MA
5. Santa Barbara, CA
6. Tyngsboro, MA
And many many other places but these are the ones I consider the most important.

And here are 5 of my other favorite and fabulously creative inspiring ladies (that I have not tagged in the past)...Becky, Em, Enfys, Kazan Clark, and Taylor


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm a Fab5 and even more exciting, I'm...

Engaged!!! My so awesome boyfriend (now fiancé) Scott, proposed to me last night. My family loves him, his family loves me and most of all I love him!'s a fairytale happening. No date set yet but will keep you posted! But it will be in a warm month...

This picture was taking in June of 2006 in Newburyport, MA (2 mos after our 1st date)

So the other news...last week's challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You, I wasn't the winner but I was chosen to be one of the Fab5!!! You must check out this site and see the absolutely beautiful gallery of all the entries. Plus if you don't already know about this site...join in the fun!! My entry was my Dad's Father's Day card posted below...



Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Daddy's Day and a Sketch 4 You!

Hey, my 1st real entry for 2 Sketches 4 You...last week I was a day late in getting my project done and submitted :(
I thought their sketches last week were amazing but somehow they were able to pull out another amazing sketch to work with this week. This week it's Kazan's turn to present the sketch and it is also the 1st week they are having a prize! Not only a great prize but a prize I could REALLY use... a set of Sakura Glaze 3-D Ink Pens with very yummy colors!

Here's Kazan's sketch:

And here is my take on it in which I used to make my dad's day card, you know because he's a great dad! The pictures were taken in one of those photo booths and are circa 1975...I have to find out from him later...

LOVE LOVE this new stamp I just got! From Stampers Anonymous "Memories" Frame. Don't you just love the swirls!! I do!

Recipe for this special creation:
-CPs: The Paper Company Sable, Parchment Ivory, Metallic Steel Blue and Bazzill Neutral Tan (I think that's the color?)
-Ribbon: Offray Mudpie
-Stickers: Sticko Phrase Cafe "My Dad"
-Fonts: scrapNfonts CK Frankfurt
-Stamps: Stampers Anonymous "Memories" Frame and Inkadinkado "Handmade with Love"
-Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks: Dune, Creamy Brown and Blue Iris
-Colorbox Pigment Ink: Black
-StazOn Ink: Jet Black
-Stickles: Waterfall
-Cricut Carts: AE for the Scallop Frame, Beyond Birthdays for Hugs to You using the shadow feature and Opposites Attract for "to a great dad" using the upright and base features.
-Misc items: Provo Craft Deckle Scissors, embossing powder, heat gun, marker with a watercolor brush, variaous sizes and colored rhinestones, various blossoms, Vellum, Mini Pop Dots, MM Sticky Squares

TFL and have very Happy Daddy's Day weekend!


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A simple thank you...

Just a simple thank you card...

Forgot to take pics of the inside, can't believe it! But it's very simple, just Thank You using the Alphalicious cart with the shadow feature and Rubber Stampede's "Handmade by" stamp

Recipe for this simple creation:
-CS: The Paper Company - Pastel Green, Pastel Green Textured & Smooth Grapevine
-Stamps: Stampin' Up! Thanks a Bunch Wheel Barrel and Rubber Stampede "Handmade by"
-Inks: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Pursian Blue & Ice Jade
-Ribbon: Offray Kendra Light Orchid/Opal
-Cuttlebug: Thanks Merci Embossing Folder
-Cricut carts: Alphalicious
-Misc: Embossing powder, heat gun, markers and water brushes


Sunday, June 8, 2008

17th B-day Card and Laura & Kazan's brand new site 2 Sketches 4 You

Here's a card I made my boyfriend's son who just turned 17 and I used Kazan's sketch from her brand new site 2 Sketches 4 You with Laura. I'm very excited about this new blog, it has been created be two very very talented ladies, Laura Davis and Kazan Clark.

Unfortunately I only had time to do a card with Kazan's sketch. I love Laura's but I wasn't able to get it done in time, but still plain on using it and letting her know when I do.

So, anyway, here's A.J.'s 17th b-day card:

Recipe for this creations:
-CS: The Paper Company Dark Blue, Classic Red, Gingersnap and White
-DPs: Provo Craft "Stars" and Unknown "Baseballs"
-Stamps: Inkadinkado's "Handmade With Love" and Catslife Press "Don't Even Think About...
-Fluid Chalks by Colorbox: Dune, Cocoa & Merlot
-Cuttlebug: Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
-Stickers: Jolee's Boutique "Red Sox" and Paperbilities Accent's mini 3D Embellishment Stars
-Stickles: Burgundy, Yellow & Turquoise
-Cricut Carts: Doodletype, Celebrations, Doodlecharms, TBBM and Cuttin' Up
-Misc rhinestones and fonts and clip art


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Finished product!

Finally finished Adam's graduation card, I already had the cover completed for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #18, but I still wanted to to some finishing touches to the inside and of course I can't do a card without glamming up the envie as well! Check it out here!

Smiles & hugs to all the graduates out there!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Adam's Grad Card and Taylors Cupcake Challenge #18

Finally!! I was able to make a card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #18 and actually have a cupcake on it (3 actually!)

One of my good friend's son is graduating from high school this weekend and thought Taylor's sketch was the perfect design for this one. Here is her sketch for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #18 (THANKS Taylor for these great sketches!):

The grad cap is made using George & Basic Shapes which I got the directions from A.Paperdoll on the Cricut MB, I don't know her name just her sign-on name. Scroll a little down on her post and you'll find the directions. Thanks to whoever A.Paperdoll is!

So here's my take on Taylor's sketch:

Recipe for this creation (so far):
-CS: Classic Red, Primary Blue, White (textured)
-DPs: DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Stack, DCWV Scrapbook Kit in a Stack "All Occations"
-Ribbon: Offray "Fun Dots Red Black" and Unknown Satin
-Stamps: Inkadinkado - 3 Cupcakes from Birthday Cupcake Clear Set, Hand Made With Love & The Fun Alphabet
-Fluid Chalks Inks: French Blue, Blue Iris, Dune & Olive by Colorbox
-Pigment Inks: Chianti & Merlot by Colorbox
-Stickers: Deja Views Wonderful Words "Phrases & Expressions"
-Stickles: Diamond, Christmas Red, Cinnamon, Waterfall & Lime Green
-Cricut cartridges: George & Basic Shapes, AE & Beyond B-days
-Cuttlebug: Floral Fantasies Embossing Folder
-Font: Curlz printed on vellum
-Misc: Embossing Powder, Sakura Gelly Roll Fine Pen, DMC floss #816, mini pot dots, chipboard and various rhinestones and gems


My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.