Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Hello again,

I am posting twice, because I was having problems with format in the last one. As I explained in the last one, I finished some cards at a crop. I like this card, because I love when a idea comes together, but truth be told, I scraplifted this one. to the person who I scraplifted it from, thank you for this idea. It is my little country card, with the words, thinking of you.

This is a Happy birthday-Feminine card. If you live in Ohio and surrounding states, you know how many months in the year, where you have blah weather. this winter, I think most of the states had some type of blah weather, unless you enjoy outdoor winter sports. I got sick of it, so I thought I would have some colors to brighten my mood. The ribbon is what inspired it. I got it a long time ago from a Round Robin box. I like it then, and I like it now. I nomally will not do Orange. The Flowers I got accidently, as in I was filling one of the Hot Spot tubs at work, and I accidently wanted it, LOL. I have a dangerious job (Giggle). It is dangerious in this economy crisis.

This card, is a thinking of you card. I will sometimes (OK, most times) will create something simple.

The card has flowers from bazill and Heidi Swapp. Bazill cardstock is the background for the flowers, while the card blank is from unknown cardstock I bought a long time ago from QVC. In fact, I believe it was my last purchase with QVC, which was 2005. I have not purchased anything since I started working at Archiver's 3 years ago. I very seldom purchase anything from Michael's and Joanne's, unless Archiver's do not carry that line, or if I happen to be in the store for something else and I think of the item I need. I really wish that Archiver's would carried the cricut line again, but they stopped in 2006. Oh well. What can I say.

This next is simular to the pink card, and also say, Thinking of You. The Flower is also Bazzill. Got the pattern paper from the clearance bin of you know who. All of the sayings are rub-ons. the card blank is Archiver's cardstock. Confession time: I do not buy card blanks anymore, in fact, I have a DreamKuts machine that just paid for itself, two months ago, and once I get the Wild Cards cartridge for the Cricut, I believe I will help put the card blank companies out of business. I helped keeping them in business for years. Now if I can find a way to make envelopes. me and gluing paper for envelopes do not get along for a moment, LOL. Hey, if I can work a computer and a cricut machine, and produce midi files, I can make a simple little old envelope if I just take the time.

This card is super simple. green cardstock background. Flower rub-on and that Thinking of you rub-on. The ink edging is VersaMagic chalk ink, Oasis Green. I love doing this technique. some people take a makeup wedge or sponge to edge their cards, but I like to take the petite ink pads and edge with those. I do not know the proper technical name for that, so I just call it edging. If there is a proper name for it, please put it in the comments section.
this last card, I decided I was going to try to do a cut file in Design studio, but I did not design the cut file. One of the things I promised myself when I created this blog, is that I was not going to be one of those people, who uses someone else's stuff without giving them proper credit. I also compose music, and I think I sound pretty good, and when I get the nerve to, I may post it to this blog, but for now, lets leave it just that. I would hate to have someone else take credit for something I did that they are too lazy to do themselves, and that goes for my papercrafting as well. People work too hard for their craft. The strawberry was made by one of the ladies, whose blog I am following, OkieLadybug. If you are reading this OkieLadybug, I hope it is Ok for me to use it in a card swap, and I promise to not sell a card with this design on it, before getting your premission first.
With that being said, I will bid you a good night, and I hope you all will have a wonder week and weekend. God Bless You and Keep you in his tender care, and may you have Perfect Peace in your little corner of the world.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Layouts


It has been a while since I posted something. I am listening to my IPod (OK, so it is Itunes, LOL). Anyway, things are going fine in my little end of the world. God has kept me alive. As for the rest of life, just fine. I attended a crop yesterday at work. Archiver's for those of you who do not where that place of employment is. I did two sets of double layouts, and a single. I finished up my cards for a card swap (just need to do the blank cards., LOL)
Anyway, here they are:

This first one, Deonte loves sweets, so I dub him the cookie monster. this is Christmas Eve 2008. The tag says:
1 bucket of cookies
1 cookie monster
= 1 happy 1 year old!

I made the layout from 12x12 beige cardstock (unknown brand), not sure of the patterned paper, except one is called Let's Bake, and the other is called Cookie Lover. The matting is just from scrap cardstock. The journal block is from Reminince's French Kitchen. The matting is just Cookie Lover, and I put Warm Chestnut from Colorblock around the edges.

This layout is titled A family of hats. My sister got happy with m camera, and had everyone except daddy wear the stupid Santa Hat. As you see, some were thilled about it, and others. well you see the faces, LOL. the background Paper is made from Reminince paper Holly glitter (again! love this brand), and the for background paper is made with Memory Makers Artisian ? paper (trying to read from the receipt, LOL). The Santa hat (there is a second one that fell off), is made from cricut cartridge's Joy of the Season. I do not have it personally, but I borrowed one of the ladies' cartridge. pet peeve time: I was explaining to her that I had my own mat (brought my expression, but had no place to put it, because there were three others up and running (even though Archiver's no longer sells the cricut line) I need to email them about that, the war is over (will explain later). Anyway, I explained to the woman that I found a you tube video where you can prolong the life of your mat by putting 2 way glue on it. Later when the crop ended, I thanked her for the use of the machine, and she said that a ProvoCraft Dealer, who was an expert on all things cricut said that doing things like that, may void the warrenty of your cricut, "just one scrapper to another", she said. My opinion is that is just ProvoCraft's way of making you buy more of these mats, which can sometimes be expensive. well as they say, we pay for our craft. OK, enough with the whining, let's move on...
OK, I loaded this wrong, but only minor problems (still learning how to blog, LOL). This is Nine'na's page. Not sure if I am going to put this in her book or not. I really should not act like that. If I really want one, make a second set of this layout, plus I have the pictures, LOL. anyway. in the crop, I won a baby paper pack. My manager saves the day. the first 12x12 is by American craft, the second sheet is a bazzill Smooth, watermelon, cut down to 11x11. the butterfly paper (unknown), but it is in the baby bay area of Archiver's, cut down to 10x10. the title says, "Princess", and the tag says, "Happiness is a warm blanket w/a binky".

Part two is coming. Having formatting problems.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What I am working on


I am only making this brief: How many of you keep up with your blog? I have been lazy, because I have been busy. OK, I will plead the fifth, and go on the side of lazy, with a touch of busy. I have 12 cards to make, 13 if you count for a friend who has been sick, and I am due to send out some cricut cutouts. I am almost due with the cutouts and the cards. the truth on the cards is creator's block. I have already created cards that have a flower, with some double matted, a couple of triple matted. I showed you my cricut bag creation, and now it must go away, but I have another one in the works.

My business is slowly coming along, and I will hope to have the other one planned and scoped out by Spring. other than that< everything is OK.

Well, I said it would be brief, so I will see you later.