For the LOVE of PAPER!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I've been Published!!!

So, in my craft world, the most exciting thing to happen this year is that I have been published in the January 2012 issue of Cricut magazine!   Not only have I been published but, FOUR of my cards were published!   I have agreed not to post any photos while the magazine is for sale but, I can tell you which cards and what pages they are on in the magazine.   I already bought a copy myself!  Couldn't be more excited about it!

Under the Stamping section, page 71, my 'It's your Day' card
Under the Quick and Easy section, page 87, my 'Damask' card
Under the Embossing section, pages 102 & 103, my 'Be Natural' and 'Need a Squeeze' cards

I hope you're able to check out the magazine and the other great work in there!!  Enjoy!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sew, it's your Birthday!

Dress form cut at 5 1/2" from Summer in Paris, using Design Studio to remove the center cut.  Paper for the dress form is from DCWV Denim and then I used a brown sharpie to color the stand and the top 'knob', then used Glossy Accents to make them shiny, like finished wood.  The mat paper is from Cosmo Cricket Material Girl and Salt Air collections.   Ribbons and buttons from Making Memories.   The sentiment was printed on my computer and I added the sewing needle and mini safety pin.

The inside used the same papers and a Studio G sentiment

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shoes in Every Color

This birthday card today was a quick card that didn't use any Cricut cuts but, instead a Fiskar's stamp set.  The base of the card is white cardstock and the mat is green.   The top mat is from DCWV Letterpress stack (which is so cool).  I stamped the shoe in green, brown, and yellow and then pop dotted them to green rectangles.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and says 'If the shoe fits, buy one in every color'.

The inside has two strips of the Letterpress paper and a Happy Birthday sentiment.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm Back!!!!

Hello my blogger friends (do I still have any?).   I know, it has been forever since I have posted.   I was very busy with the final stages of our house building and then moving.  I really didn't think it would take as long as it did to get settled but, it did.   So, with that said, we are now moved and mostly settled and LOVING our new home!!!  I have a picture to share with you as well.   We won't have a concrete drive until April and no grass until next summer but, we are loving it.   Our neighborhood is perfect as there are 40 lots and they are all about 2-4 acres each.   The nice thing about it is that everyone has plenty of room and doesn't have to be on top of each other but, we still live in a neighborhood.   Our neighbors have been great too and I have made a friend already in the neighbor behind us.   Our son's are the same age and they played flag football together as well as wrestling together now.   So, it has been a huge blessing and we are very happy to be moved and settled.  

Now, on with the crafting!  I have missed crafting so much.   I have done a few things but, only things that needed done, nothing 'just for fun'.  I have some things to post so, I will start back to that this week.   I've also been collecting some things to do my first giveaway!!!   I'm thinking I might wait until just after the holidays and then do that.   I hope you are all well and staying crafty yourselves!!!  I have surely missed seeing every one's work!!!  Stay tuned, more to come this week!