Monday, September 27, 2010

STOP and smell the Roses.

Today, my best friend and big sister, celebrated her birthday. Although I had a rough weekend with my dental woes, I was praying that I'd be able to make it out to dinner tonight. Her favorite restaurant is Olive Garden. That was a plus since I'd be able to at least slide some pasta down my throat, since I'm barely able to chew. We had more laughs than my face could take and it was worth it. Back to crafting... I was finally able to play with my Copics and she received the first of such coloring. Here's her birthday card and a few pics of us. One from her sister's 50th birthday and the other photos from dinner.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


It is Time Out Thursday over at Platinum Scraps and this week, I am taking you back to the basics. George & Basic Shapes that is. When I first purchased my Baby Bug in 2006, I constantly used the George & Basic Shapes cartridge. Why? I had to. It was only 1 of 3 cartridges I owned (that month, lol!). That seems like so many ages ago. Even 50+ cartridges later, I almost always use this cart to make my photo mats. Today, I'm dusting it off to show you how I created a housewarming invitation.

Monday, September 13, 2010


This week at Platinum Scraps, we are on our own! Each designer chose their own project and I am in the mood for Fall. Something about September, the cool nights, and all the leaves my hubby has already had to rake. It's just that time of year.

Each year, the kids have a harvest party at school. It comes full of cupcakes, candy, and lots of hyper kids. So, I want the teacher to get hype right along with them. LOL!!! The tin pail if from the $1 spot at Target.

I used the following carts: Straight from the Nest, Just Because Cards, & New Arrival.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

This week's challenge over at Platinum Scraps is a layout sketch from Mix It Up Challenges

Check out my take below and be sure to visit Platinum Scraps to see what my fellow design team members cooked up.

I Give Myself Away

Last week, we celebrated a Special Occasion in my world. A very good friend was Ordained as a Youth Minister. As we ministered in dance to William McDowell's, "I Give Myself Away", you can't help but wonder what are you holding back on. What is keeping you from drawing nearer to God? The young lady singing at the end is the new International Church of Christ Youth Minister. Think about and let the song speak to your heart. So, are you wondering where the craft portion is? It's the program that was designed for the service. A FAN! Of course, it's my most used cricut cart to the rescue, George and Basic Shapes. Add some wire ribbon and a popsicle stick and tadaaaa!!! By the way, my cricut expression died while I was in the process of making these and I had to cut the remaining squares with a 12X12 trimmer.

Here's the video: