Thursday, March 31, 2011

AWWWW I got a blog award

I got a sweet message today from  Raechel who's blog is  Raechel's Cards she recived a blog award and she passed it on to a few bloggers. It was one of them, was sweet of her to mention my blog thanks Raechel your very kind. I found her blog not to long ago and I love her blog. Her cards are so pretty. 
Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who sent it to you
2. Tell 7 things about yourself
3. Send to bloggers

Seven things about myself
1. I live in Texas
2. Want to visit Italy one day, its on my bucket list
3. Two words get me Clearance and I am cheap, I also cut coupons.
4. Like to mountain bike
5. I try to grow a garden every year even if I dont have much of a green
6. Live in the city but secretly wish we had a old house in the country with lots of land
7. I am a perfectionist which I

Blogs I read who I think should have one as well.
Of course Raechel's cards
Amanda and Kevin her blog is so cute she loves She has some great recipes on her site
The lettered cottage her blog I love if you like old cottage look you have to check bog out
My Pink stamper she inspired me not to worry about if its perfect I get way more crafting done now
My dallas mommy Its a site where they have coupons and store give aways Like earth day April 22nd starbucks will have free coffee or tea if you bring in your reusable travel cup. See good to

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Last Easter Card

Okay I promise this is the last Easter I had a little rabbit left over begging to be made into a card. And I got to use the last of the scrap Easter paper I had, love that. Less scrap paper to put up.

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. I have been really busy last two days. Been going through very old paper work I am on day three now. I have filled our huge recycle can with shredded papers. Wish I would have done this before we moved but I did not have time to, better late than never. I had bills dating back to 2007 now mind you they all were in order of date but still I can tell you one thing when you do a paper purge it feels good, I don't know why. I guess cause less clutter means more space and less time spending on it organizing it. Anyway back to work on the paper purge I am almost done finally! Just needed a small break today so thought I would make a card and share it with you. Thanks for looking!

Supplies used
Imaginisce paper- For peeps sake- hot chicks (Two sided paper)
Stampendous happy messages (happy)
Hero arts Ploy clear Fanciful swirl Alphabet( Easter)
Rabbit (Create a critter) cut at 2.25
Celebrate it ribbon
Jolee's by you flowers Gerbera

Sunday, March 27, 2011

weekly sales

Quick post on sales this week.
Michael's does not have a ad but they have a coupon for 25 % off total purchase on the web page. Also I was there yesterday and at my store not sure about others but they had hero arts photo poly stamps for 1.56! Also had ink pads on clearance, They are having a good clearance sale and paper was 14 cents a sheet.

Joannes Cricut v! 99.99, Cricut mini 99.99 Cricut carts 39.99 Spellbinders value pack 39.99 My fave DCWV paper stacks from 1.99 to 9.99 Open stock paper 5/1.00

Hobby lobby Cricut gypsy for 99.00 ,40 % off scrapbook adhesives and refills. Chinch binding tool and accessories 30% off. Paper studio ribbon 2/1.00

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another Easter card

Hello everyone, cant believe its Wednesday. Seems like the week is going by so fast, this week has been a busy week. We have been getting the last of the outside items we left at the old place when we moved. Yes we moved a while back but my dad had been staying at the place we had rented. But after this next week we are done. Anyway today after I got a few things done around the house I worked on some more Easter cards. I made these all the same cause I needed a few for friends and family. Needed simple and fast I used an idea out of my sketch book I made. My sketch book has been so handy, I find I spend very little time figuring what layout I want to do. Love sketch books its a time saver. Just wish there was a time saver for cleaning up the mess I made in my craft By the way I will be posting the photos of my craft area soon. I am still thinking about moving it to our office. Cant craft when we have over night guest, and its the only guest room we have. Speakinhg of, better get busy cleaning it up my dad is in town and will be staying here tonight. Well thanks for looking! hope every one's week is going well so far.
Supplies used
Imaginisce paper- for peeps sake- spring fling 2.75 H x 5 W
Rabbit create a critter size 2.25
Jolee's by you flowers (Posy)
Long rectangle gypsy wanderings cut at 2.85 w x 6.18 H
Grass create a critter cute at 1.24
Spellbinders nest ables circle dies
DCWV paper stack
Celebrate it ribbon
Stamping hero arts poly clear (Fanciful swirl alphabet)
Hero arts poly clear (every day sayings)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekly Sales

I thought I would post what I think are the best weekly sales deals for this week. Best cricut deals are at Joannes but no cricut machine this week on sale other than had the imagine still on sale for 299.00 yesterday.
Bazzill card stock 2/1.00
Recollections paper packs 3/10.00
Photo boxes 3/5.00
Michael's has a coupon for 5.00 off each 25.00 you spend. Not sure if you can use the on cricut products would think not. And there normal 40 % off one item is also in the ad.
Joannes arts and crafts
Cricut carts 39.99
Cricut cart seasonal carts 19.99
Hobby Lobby
50 % off  the below items
Wood handle and cling rubber stamp sets
Paper studio gemstone and chip board embellishments

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Weekly sales and cricut sales

Just thought I share a super short post of the sales that stores are having this week. -has there cricut imagine on sale and I cant believe how low it is. They are selling them for 299.00! That is the cheapest I have seen it so far. I would be ordering one myself but that money would help me finish all the little projects I need to work on our house. So will have to wait a little longer.
Hobby lobby-Cricut carts 2/79.00 excludes imagine carts they also have the expression on sale for 279.00
Michael's-Cricut V1 89.00 And cricut carts are 44.99 They also have paper 4/1.00 and ink pads 25% off
Joanne's-Cricut cake mini machine 99.00 Cricut carts are 39.00, DCWV paper stacks 9.99
So hope that helps anyone looking for carts this week or looking for the imagine at a good price.

Monday, March 14, 2011

For those interested in japan relief donating

Passing this on, seen this post on Creating cupcakes blog you can see her post here with the project she made with this stamp set. My cute stamps are donating 7.99 to the Japan relief fund when you buy this stamp set. Normally don't post something like this but felt this is worth passing on, ever little bit helps and you get a cute stamp set. My heart goes out to those who have been impacted by this unbelievable event and it seems to get worse as time goes on. Today on tv I seen a mom and little girl reunited after the friday earthquake, I am not a mom but cant imagine what it would be like to not know if you child is alive for days. The good ending was she is and they hugged and held each other while mom and little girl is crying tears of joy, that got me.
From my cute stamps web site:
My Cute Stamps will donate $7.99 to the Japanese Disaster Relief for each Konnichiwa stamp set that is sold this week.

Please help us raise some money by either purchasing this stamp set or by letting your friends on Twitter & Facebook know. Thank you for your help!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My pink stamper Blog hop

Hey hope every one's Sunday is going well, and don't forget to set the clocks forward. I am so ready for spring just not looking forward to the storms but we really need the rain. Anyway speaking of spring, Robyn at My pink stamper is having a blog hop. Her challenge is make something springy. The my pink stamper designers did wonderful projects for the challenge. And if you don't know what a hop is you can swing over to her site and check it out, its where you keep going to her next designer and you keep going down the blog list to see what they did with there projects. I am not a designer for her but she invited anyone to join in and post there projects for the challenge. So I made a card, shock I know since most everything I do is But for this card I did not want to do the floral spring card, I wanted to do something different. And I got to thinking when I think of spring I think of getting all the spring clothing from the packed totes. So why not a "Get out the spring clothes" card. Hope you go check out the blog hop and thanks for looking, have a great Sunday.

Supplies used:
Paper by Imaginisce (baby's breath)two sided
Provo craft card stock
Matha Stwart border punch set (Loops)
Making memories texture tape (vintage)
Cuttlebug large embossing folder(polka dots)
Cricut die cut "get out " (paisley cart)
"The" (wild card cart)
"Spring" (gypsy wandering)
The outfit-(paisley cart)
Label-(fabulous finds)
Used a label maker for the word clothes

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Birthday card

Here is a simple Birthday card, and did not take to long at all. The happy birthday was cut using cricut gypsy wanderings. And the papers are scrap papers I had, I still have lots of scraps I am trying to use up. The card stock for the background I did use a new sheet. I was going for simple, and even the stamping I did on the same color card stock. Oh ps the bottom part with the ribbon that was from a card I got and was throwing out. Liked it so thought hum I think I could reuse that. So before you throw cards out look at those cards and see if there is anything you can reuse. Thanks for looking!

Supplies used:
Card stock
Scrap papers
Gypsy wanderings (Happy Birthday)
My cute stamps-Elegant birds (bird cage)
Martha Stewart stamps Butterfly (butterfly)
Tim Hotlz distress ink
Brown ink pad

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Crafters companion

A few months ago when I ordered some items from custom crops I got the crafter's companion repositionable spray and the stick away. I had seen this product being used by other cricut owners and they seemed to have liked it. To me the two main reasons I wanted to try this was the fact that buying mats can get very costly. And the other reason is that if I can extend the life of the mat that is less waste, a little green. So I wanted to share my thoughts on the application and my review of it. The stick away was pretty easy to use, you spray it on let it set a few mins. It says to use a rag to wipe the sticky off but I found that it still left a film. So I took a old plastic card and scraped it after applying a second coat of stick away. It seemed to work very well removing it, I rinsed the mat off after I was done. So after a few mins I made sure it was dry and took painters tape and taped off the borders of the mat that I did not want the glue at. Then took it on some news paper and began spraying. I did a few coats really was not sure how much I needed. And after I was done I let it set a few and then took the painters tape off and put the plastic cover back on. It seemed very tacky, so today I thought I would try it.
When I took the plastic off it seemed to take some of the glue with it, maybe I did not give it enough time to set. I was still able to cut without no problem, paper never moved. I will say I am impressed with crafter's companion, I will put another coat of the stick and stray on and let it set longer before placing the plastic back on. So do I think its worth buying yes, after you use it once you will know how much you need to spray on. But with that said I will try to limit how much I use it. Where I see this paying off is if you cut on 12 x 24 mats, those cost so much this will save you money no doubt. I will be getting a new mat and I think I am going to get the imagine mat they work in the expression as well. Heard its better far as the stickiness. By the way if you want to try the crafter's companion custom crops has it on sale. Make sure you get the stick away and the repositionable stick. And practice on a mat that you can no longer cut on, so you can learn how much to use. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 4, 2011

I am back

Well hello again I am finally back for good! What a few weeks it has been. I am very sorry to leave any readers without new post but it was very much unplanned. We had Gene's mom and dad in town they came in on the last day of Jan and they stayed till the 24th of Feb. So my craft room was very hard to get in since its the guest room as well. After this I am rethinking the guest room as / craft room. Its might be office/ craft And to top that off during this time they were in town we had to take down a fence and move a storage building in put the fence back up. That took a couple days to get the fence up. And during the fence repair I went to go help my dad since he was moving on the 22nd of feb. Its funny men will say oh yeah everything is packed and I get there and there stuff every Anyway he needed the help and since he helped us move it was time return the favor. Plus I got to say good by to our old home. We lived there 15 years so it was sad the last time I shut the door, many good memories. Anyway I wont bore you with more details there was lots more that went on, but I want to blog about crafting finally!
Okay my pink stamper has a challenge on her blog so thought for my first post back I will do a my pink stamper challenge, why not. This was what I made a Easter card, Easter will be here before we know it. I had been waiting to use this paper. It was clearance paper I got 8/1.00 can you believe that. I have a thing for pretty On her blog she wanted you to use a feathered freiend, so I used a bird off the Create a critter cart. I use that cart more than any other cart, would have to say its my fav. So below is the supplies used and thanks for looking. And again sorry for leaving any readers hanging I hope you give me a the chance again I learned a big lesson,  plan for the unexpected.
Supplies used
imaginisce paper- For peeps sake- hot chicks (Two sided paper)
Cardstock brown hot pink and light pink
Bird-Create a critter
"Happy"-walk in my garden
"Easter"-designer calender
Tweet stamp My cute stamps-elegant birds
Prima flowers
Making Memories textured tape-vintage hip
Time holtz  distress inks-fired brick


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