Sunday, March 21, 2010

Crazy About Cards

I am a card person.  I LOVE making cards to send out to people.  Today, I decided to play with my Wild Card Cartridge for the Cricut...and it is AMAZING!!  It is definitely one of my favorite cartridges.  Here are a few of the cards I made.

This is a birthday card I made using the Wild Card Cartridge. It's pretty large...I don't remember exactly how big, but I used the "fit to page" option for the base of the card.  I know you can't see if very well, but the but the frosting of the cupcake is done in white glitter and I used pop dots, and the flame is yellow glitter.  It's not perfect...there are a few things I would do cut out the candle and make it a different color.  However, it was good for my first card.  

This one is one of my favorites.  I had a hard time understanding how all of the different pieces fit, so I just made it up.  It uses all of the elements of the Argyle card.  

Now that I had gotten the basics down and understood how all of the pieces of the cartridge worked together, I decided to go outside of the box a little bit.  I have always wanted monogram cards, so I decided to try one on my own.  It's pretty big (9 1/2 inches) because I wanted to see if it worked.  This is defiantly not one I would mail, but I'm really happy with it, so now I'm going to mass produce it.  

Here is a detail for the monogram.  

Hope you enjoyed the cards and have a little inspiration now!! 

My Fiancee's Scrapbook

Hello crafty world!

My fiancee is just as passionate about scrapbooking as I am, which gives us lots of things to do together as well as someone to bounce ideas off of.  She is working on a scrapbook of us, and here are some of the layouts she came up with.  All of these are from a trip we took to St. Louis for our one year anniversary.

These pictures are from the penguin and pelican exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo. She used the Don Juan cricut cartridge for the letters and snowflake, and a Martha Stewart punch for the embellishment.  The snowflakes are stuck on using pop dots.  Also, the clear stickles glitter glue was used to make the snowflakes sparkle.

Here are some other layouts from the trip!  Check out her blog HERE if you want to see more! Hope you enjoyed them!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Crop Night

Today was my first crop night!! I was so excited to attend, and I am now planning on going to many more.  I had a great time with some great friends.  It's also nice to be able to shop for exactly what you need.

I am working on a scrapbook for a Disney World New Year's trip my mom, fiancee, and I took this past New Year's.  Here are my first few pages!!

This is the title page.  It was made using the Mickey Font cricut cartridge.  This is BY FAR one of my favorite projects I have done.  I am so proud of the way it came out!! 

Here is the first layout I did.  Again, this was made with the Mickey font.  I really didn't pay attention to the type or color paper I was using.  Since I was cropping in a store, I just took my Mickey paper and compared the colors until I found the ones I wanted.  The pictures will be of us shopping in Downtown Disney.  This one turned out a lot cuter than I thought it would.  

Hope you enjoyed my pages!! This is going to be a long but rewarding project...I can tell.  Look forward to come cards coming soon!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


So, I have to admit I'm new to the blogging I'm testing out how to upload and format pictures.

This is an old picture of a bulletin board I did when I was a Resident Assistant.

I made this during the month of February.  Each of the hearts says "I love you" in a different language.  My girls loved it and it made a great diversity bulletin board.

To be honest, I thought I had more pictures of bulletin boards and door decorations that I made.  I used a lot of Stampin' Up stuff to make my door decorations.  Maybe I will take more pictures and upload them. Hope you enjoy this one!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm A Scrapper

Welcome to my blog!  Here is a little bit about me and my hopes for this blog.

I am a graduate student majoring in Clinical Counseling, which means that I don't have a lot of time so updates may be few and far between sometimes.  I LOVE to scrapbook and make cards and things.  I have recently rediscovered my love for all things crafty.  A lot of my inspiration comes from other's blogs, so I thought I would "give back" to the scrapping community by starting a blog of my own.

I mainly do scrapbooking and card making.  I love my cricut and recently purchased an expression.  My mom is a Stampin' Up demonstrator (and a fabulous one at that) so I also get a lot of inspiration and support from her.

I hope you enjoy what you will see!! Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions.  I look forward to my blogger adventures.