Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Haul Video

Just a quick, unedited haul video sharing my April goods.

Your chance to win!!!

Head on over to Sherrie's page for your chance to win this great giveaway.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I confess, I ordered!

I confess, I ordered! I know there is a lot of chatter going around regarding the hype of yet another Cricut machine, but my purchase is justifiable. First of all, I only have the small machine, the personal cutter, not even the Create. I love my machine, but I realize that I am missing a whole lot of options. I never bought an Expression or an Imagine. I still want an Imagine, but I am waiting for 3 things; 1. lower the price 2. fix the problems, and 3. make it a little smaller. So as for me, right now I am anxiously awaiting May 5th, this is the day my machine will arrive. Anyone else out there upgrading from the small machine?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mickey Paper Dolls

Disney Pals Chipboard Paper-dolls

I made this little Mickey box for my dear friend’s little daughter Kamea who has to have her tonsils out next week. This is a big surgery for such a little girl (3), but hopefully these little chipboard paper dolls will be able to perk her up and keep her company while she is recuperating in bed.

Supplies Used:

Christmas Recipe box- $1 aisle at Michaels
Mickey Chipboard Pieces- $2.99 Joanns (40% off sale)
Princess Chipboard Pieces- $2.99 Joanns (40% off sale)
Wooden Craft sticks- $2.39 Michaels
Mickey Mouse Paper- EK Success (in my stash)
Red Polka Dot Ribbon- Stampin up (in my stash)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April Showers bring May flowers

Whimsical Wednesday's challenge is to design a project with the title "April Shower's bring May flowers" in mind. The projects had to include at least one of the following elements; Umbrella, Rain Boots, Flowers, or Rain Drops. I have all of the requirements, but my raindrops are kind of invisible in this picture. Oh well, here is my entry anyway:
This layout is from our 1st trip to Disney World. It rained every single day, but it never lasted long, and it did not slow us down. Head on over to Whimsical Wednesdays to join this challenge.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I heart the 90's challenge

Scrap it with a song has a new challenge this week. It is called I heart the 90's and you have to take your inspiration from one of two 90's songs. For this challenge, I chose "The Sign" by Ace of Base. I loved this song when it came out, and I found the perfect picture for my layout.

This picture was taken at a turning point in my life. I was 19, on the wrong path, and pretty lost. One day I just decided to cut out all the bad out of my life, and take a different path. As soon as I made that decision, everything turned around for me, and I have never looked back. I hope you enjoy my project.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

SNACK MOM!!!!!!!!!!!

So Today is my sister's day to bring the snack for her son's team, but unfortunately she is leading a community clean up at the park, so she asked me if I could possibly bring the snack for the kids. Me being me, I had to do it up right. I know that they are a bunch of 6 and 7 year old's, who might not think much about the presentation, but at least I love how they turned out. Contents inside: Doritos, Oreo's, Tootsie pop, Krabby Patty, and a few pieces of bubble gum. Do you think the other parents are going to be mad at me?

Here is the breakdown:

2 sheets of Recollections baseball paper (.29 each at Michael's)
15 Martha Stewart Large goodie bags (Big lots-$1 pack of 12)
2 sheets 81/2 x 11 green recollections cardstock (in my stash)
2 sheets of Karen Foster Design Baseball Cardstock stickers ($1.99 per sheet at Michael's
Friskars Grass border punch (in my stash)

I cut the green cardstock in length wide strips at 1 1/2 inches and border punched them. I cut the Baseball cardtock at 4 1/2 x 3/1/2 strips, folded lengthwise, and just stuffed the bags with goodies. Very simple, and I love how they look.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Catching up on my scrapbooking

It is my new ambition to scrapbook all my photos from each holiday. This weekend I opened up my Halloween Scrap Supply tote and went to work. I really wanted the Making Memories Toil and Trouble 8x8 album, but didn't want to pay $15 for it from my local scrapbook store. Fortunately for me, I found it for $3 at the Scrapbook Expo. I really like the refillable 8x8 albums from Making Memories. I have decided to do every holiday in an 8x8. I am not a professional, I struggle with patterns, paper choices, and too much space to fill on a 12x12, so this is the perfect size for me. Yesterday I went to Tuesday Morning and found a pink MM album for only $4.99, so I am going to scrap last Easter this weekend. Well that is all for now. Hopefully I will have a haul this weekend, but we will see. I really need clothes, not more paper. So here, I will leave you with a picture of my Dingo. She likes to lay on my chair and soak up the sun. She also likes to lay at my feet and fight with me as I work on my albums. Once, when she jumped on my desk and just layed down on top of my project, I took my small scissors and groomed her. She was so cute. Looks like its time for another haircut. =)