Sunday, January 30, 2011

^^^Look Up^^ We've got some changes...

All sorts of things for sale, check them out.
Stamp Lots, Purple Cow Freestyle Mouse, Stickers, Gift Boxes, and lots more!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge!

Hi Everyone!!

I know I haven't been too present here, I've started working part time again at Doodlebug Sportz, and with my two days at Horse Head Quarters I've been busy. busy. busy. with minimal time for crafting!!

Anywhoo, it's been a while... a L-O-N-G while since I did any challenges... but here is one I saw today while I was browsing over at Lauren's Creative, where she is a design team member for Scrappy Moms Stamps. Her project is adorable, and I'm really loving the baker's twine. I found some on Etsy for only $3.25 for 100 yards, which I'm not sure if that is a good deal, but it sure sounds like it (without looking into it any further).

The challenge is to use Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge, or something similar... I don't have Sweethearts, but I do have Wedding Solutions; so I've used it.

The base of the card textured yellow cardstock from the Mi Casa Stack by DCWV. Size is 10X5.5, scored at 3"& 7" and folded inwards.
The Just Married Car is cut at 2.65" from the Wedding Solutions Cartridge. The shadow is the same yellow as the base, with a white blackout layer and a black top layer. I used a metallic silver for the cans.
I've used my new Imagine to print the gingham background from Imagine More. I printed it as a full page and cut it to what I needed for lining the fronts and inside of this card.

The stamp on the inside is from Studio G, from Michael's in the $1 bin.

I've used a black, felt tip marker for the dotting around the card.

So, shhhhhhhh because I know of a couple getting married in the next few months, and vintage cute is totally her style, and even if the colors are off completely, this card will probably go to them.

Hope everyone is doing well!



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Imagine Time!

First off, I needed to share this adorable photo of Zoe, being cute. :-) I hope it makes you smile!

Onto the real topic!

Being at work 5-7 hours a day is really a big change for me. I've been staying home for the last 2 years or so (just short of it) and a few months ago was offered a job by my Dad, who was always the best boss I've ever had. He offered me basically as many hours as I could get (up to official part time) bringing Zoe with me and selling his Harley Davidson stuff online. He is quite the entreprenuer; this is his second business! So, he started his ebay business and had me running it.
Then, he needed some help with the accounting department at Doodlebug Sportz; his labor of love. So, I started helping there. I've transitioned to being the Office Manager for his company with a side of Harley Davidson. :-) It's a nice thing to have; and I'm greatful that I get to bring Z with me everyday. Today though, was a long one for me. I got there about 11, with plans of staying until 6:40pm or so to head to my Mothers and More meeting. I am the membership coordinator for our chapter; and we had a board meeting at 7pm.
Well come about 5, I made the decision that my mental state was too important for me to have so much going on today, and I got rolling with what I was doing; and was home by 6:45 or 7 to find out that my Imagine had shown up!
I don't want to make it seem like my Expressions has gotten bumped down on the food chain just yet; because obviously I'm still learning my Imagine, but here is the Provo Craft Lineup in my house:



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reminders of a Warmer Time

Today, I left work early because there was supposed to be a 'major storm' hitting at 4pm. I was home about 3:40 to make sure I didn't have another 2 hour communte (normally 15 minutes).
It just started snowing outside here; and I'm hoping that it sticks so I can make this delicious ice cream recipe from Blooming on Bainbridge (which happens to be just down the road from my house!) which she posted back in November, during another snowy time here.
With that said; it's C.O.L.D-- colder than I prefer here now. Here is a brief glimpse into our summer.....
the dog spent plenty of time under the big shady Rhody in the front yard, and Zoe and I joined her during the summer to cool off! It got so hot here this summer, I had to set up an easy-up (pop up) to put the pool under so she could actually cool off, since the shade and water was about the only way that was happening (other than an ice bath).
Anyways, here's to it staying cold long enough for ice cream, but not long enough it keeps me home! :-)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ladybug Book

Do you have any idea what this could be? It's an 11.5" Ladybug... It is going to be at Riley's 3rd Ladybug Birthday Party (probably, as long as Mommy Steph okay's it :-) .
It's a BOOK!
A guestbook or small scrapbook or something like that. I added some pages with white cardstock, googly eyes and a prima flower with a brad to make it open/close and be a girl ladybug (because no doubt there are boy-ladybugs too, somewhere)
I started with the cover, cut at 32" (using the fit to page feature on my expressions) and then my gypsy to make the pages 32", since the expressions only goes to 24.5" on the dial.
Hope you like it!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Riley's Ladybug Birthday!

My good friend Steph and I have been preparing for her daughter's 3rd Birthday. Riley wanted to have a Ladybug Party, and lucky for her; I was totally willing to help!

For Zoe's Birthday, back in October it was Mickey Mouse Themed, so I made a Red, Black and White banner; and I've reused it here and changed the name to Riley, switching the mickey heads for Ladybugs! I got lucky with this one, because I would have made her a whole new one if she wanted something that the colors wouldn't have worked with. :-)

All the ladybugs were made using Just Because Cards Cartridge, and the Banner Front was from the Mickey Font Cartridge, the scallops and circle were from Mini Monograms.

For Zoe's Party, I also made Mickey Silouttes to hang from the ceiling, and we will do this again also, but with Ladybugs.