Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Used my first Digi Kit for the ATC Challenge

This is a first for me all around! I never made a ATC (Artist Trading Card) before and I never used a digital kit. This is Hero Arts Digital kits Spooky and Halloween Sayings. Believe it or not this took me longer to do than if I got out my own paper and scissors, but I must admit I think I'm addicted to digi kits. I really can see how you can incorporate both digi kits and stamping which give us more chances to be creative.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Wow I can't believe how long it has been since I participated in a Hero Art's challenge, but I think this week I will be able to participate YEAH! This week's challenge is to make a ATC (Artist Trading Card). I never heard of this before so I'm excited to join in the fun. I will come back later and post my creation later.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009


As promised here are a few things I worked on in my craft room yesterday. I was able to get a few Halloween cards finished. I just love the little girl dressed up as a cat stamp. My dd was invited to two parties this weekend here is one of the bags and cards set that I made for her. I was so productive that I even managed to get a few Christmas cards done too. (but I'm not posting them just yet). I am still struggling to find the perfect stamp for my Thanksgiving cards. I've been to Michael's, Archivers, Joann's, and Hobby Lobby I guess it's time to turn to the Internet to find it. Well have a great weekend and HAPPY CRAFTING!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Working in Craft room today

Just a short post today. Well sad news I didn't win the Gypsy :(, but that's okay I get to play in my craft room today. I will try to post some cards later until then HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Did ya see this new blog called Cutting above????? ( you must check them out they have a great blog give away,  Are you ready for this???? They are giving a way a Gypsie!!! Yes that right a Gypsie.  Head over to there blog to see how to sign up for your chance to win and get great updates on what's new in the industry.  Good luck

Friday, September 18, 2009

Awesome new die cut at Quickutz

Did ya see the sneak peak of the awesome Silhouette die cuts coming out next week?? I just love this one I can definately see this on one of my scrapbook pages this year and who couldn't use the Halloween for a title page?  Well I was hoping to get my craft room finished today, but the kids are off school today so it doesn't look like that will be possible.  I really want to get it done because I have so many sketches that I did last week that I want to get done.  Well have a great weekend and Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Final done with Binder

Thought I would share with you my binder.  I have seperated the stamps out by company or holiday. I also have several sections with things about my Cricut (I have the Cricut Cheat Sheet, Cricut inventory sheet, blade settings etc...).  Then last but not least I have a section for my Copic Markers chart.  Most of these charts I have gotten off the internet.  If you are interest in the links leave me a comment I will send them to you.  I decided to take out the stuff I had for my Silhouette die cutter since it's already on the computer why have doubles.  Now my next big plan is to put together a cart that I got from Michael the other day and put away all my stamps.   I even might take a spin by Ikea.  Once the craft room is put back together I will post some pics, until then Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What a fun night Stampin

Wow what a great night last night.  I have finally been introduce to Stampin-up stamps.  Once a month a group of girls get together for a card making class with a local Stampin-up represenative and I was asked to join their group.  They seemed like such a fun group and I can't wait to see what they have in store for me for next month's get together.   I've seen these stamps around and always appreciated them and now I finally get the chance to get my hands on them.  I made two cards at last nights meeting and I will post them later.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just wanted to share this with you

As I was reorganizing my craft room this week I have come across this wonderful Idea by Linda Scott.  I must be last Cricut owner out there to find out about Linda's gem of an idea.  So, you're saying, "What the great idea Carrie?"  Well this wonderful lady came up with these Cricut Cheat Sheets.  They are so useful.  She list every cartridge that Provo Craft has sold and everything that appears on each cartridge.  You will never have to go and look through all your boxes to find a character.  All you have to do is look at here cheat sheet and she tell you what cartridge the character is on.  (For instance say you want a butterfly well, you go to her list and look up butterfly, then she list every cartridge that has a butterfly on it)  Isn't that just the greatest idea!   I bet she had to put a lot of hours on this.  If you are interested in checking out this gem of an idea all you have to do is go over to Yahoo groups.  Type in Cricut Cheat Sheet and you will find her group.  The group is open to anyone.  Once you have joined her group look into the file section on the left hand side and you will find her master sheet of Cricut Cheat Sheets.  She also updates these files and puts all the new cartridges on it.  (No work required by you except for pushing the print button, LOVE IT).  As soon as I get my Crafting Bible completed I will post pictures of it so until then HAPPY CRAFTING PEOPLE!

Friday, September 11, 2009

In between cleaning and organizing

In between cleaning and organizing my stamps I was inspired to create this card.  I thought I would share it with you.   It was the first time I used Tim Holtz crackle paint and I have to say watch out this stuff could be addictive.   Well today I am in the process of organizing my ribbon.  My wrist is hurting from wrapping all the ribbon onto card board squares, but hey I am loving the fact that I all I have to do is glance at two boxes and I can see all my ribbon at once.  I also was updating what I call my bible with all the new Christmas stamps that I recently purchase.  Once I get done updating it I will have to post a picture of it on line for you.  Until then happy crafting !

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Been a Bad Blogger

Geez, I've been such a bad blogger lately - Sorry.   Lately I have been working on my Christmas cards.  I have done a lot of sketches and so far I only got four done.  Since I'm going to be sending them out I have decided not to post them here just yet.   Also lately I've been rearranging my craft space.  It seems that I have quite the collection of clear and wooden mounted stamps and my storage for my stamps that I have now is over flowing.  Along with my growing stamp collection my ribbon collection is busting out too.  So thats getting revamp as well.   I think it's time again to take a visit to my friendly IKEA store for another self, but I will wait and see on that for now.  Well happy crafting everyone!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hero Arts Challenge 9/6

What a perfect timing for this weeks challenge over at Hero Arts! It's man Week. I know I won't be able to get my hubby to stamp a card but today is his birthday and I will be making him a card, so bonus I get to make a card for him and enter it in the challenge at HA. I like when you can use one thing two times don't you. Well with going away this weekend and coming home to two sick kids hopefully I will be able to get the card done today and I will post it here later.