So yesterday I left you hanging about what the new cards I made looked like. Well I charged my camera's battery. I almost had to postpone it again, because I bent the plug that lets you upload the pictures to the computer...but I fixed it. I've also made one more thing that I'm adding to this post. In a couple of weeks I'm doing a craft show. All the research I've done to set up craft table for a craft show indicated that you should make a sign advertising your business name/logo. So I went to my Cricut for help again and used my design Studio Software to make up the sign and I've included a picture of that sign also. I still have a ton of work to do, so I'm keeping this short and I hope you have a great time crafting away. Have a great week!!!
I had my husband critique my website because he is a computer tech kinda guy. He gave me a lot of tips about what to change, so I just started cleaning up the front page of the website. I hope you like it and it makes it easier to use.
Some of the new things you are going to see are:
1. A neater front page
2. The Store and the Blog have been moved to the top, so that you don't have to scroll down for easier access
3. I've added a What's New link because I'm constantly changing this website and it will let you know if anything's been added.
4. The photobucket Slide show has been added
5. An About Me page has been added
6. The Store policies page has been added
7. I've fixed the errors that I've noticed.
I just finished making some more Christmas cards. I have to leave you hanging as to what they look like because the battery on my camera was dead. So you can stop by later this week to see how they turned out. Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend and have fun craating to your heart's content!!!
I'm so excited. I just figured out how to add a slideshow of my crafts using the pictures from Photobucket. This is amazing for me, since I'm so technologically impaired. I've used more technology in the past 2 months than I have in my entire life. I can't believe I've actually been able to use html code and the stuff actually works. The most amazing part is that I didn't need my husband's help---I did it all by myself. I'm going high tech baby, yeah!!!
So check out for yourself. I tried it and it worked for me. It just scrolls through the pictures automatically. If you click on anything it will take you to the photobucket website where I have my pictures stored. Now that I know what I'm doing, maybe I can make some quick slideshows of new products or stuff that hasn't been posted yet. If you are interested in viewing the new slideshow of my crafts you can click on the link below or on the link on the left that says "slide show of my crafts". Enjoy and let me know if you like it.
Good morning!!! Today I just woke up and felt inspired to work on several 8x8 scrapbook pages and 12x12 pages. I had a bunch of hunting and camping stickers that I've had for several years and I just decided to use them. I could probably make a hundred pages with just the stickers I have here that I haven't used. Alot of my stickers are from the Dollar Tree, Big Lots, or the 99 cent stores. Some are part of a kit and I just haven't used them. This month I'm going to try to use the stickers I have, without buying anymore...my husband will be thrilled about that...I just hope I can stick to it.
So this morning I made a Deer Season page, a Duck Hunting page, and an Opening day page. My dad used to hunt, but there's not too many people here in San Diego that I know that hunt. I also made some Youth Camp pages, a volley ball page, a skiingpage, a rock and roll page, and a 1950's at the Hop page. Altogether I made 10 pages (7--8x8 and 3--12x12). That's pretty good for me.
It seems like I can put the pages together much faster when I pre-cut my 12x12 pages into 8x8 squares, 4x4 squares, 4x6 squares, and 2x8 rectangles. I like making 8x8 pages and then gluing them on a 12x12 page and adding more 4x4 photo mats. It seems to be a pretty good formula for making some great looking pages. The pre-made pages come together pretty quickly this way.
I have to go and do the fun chores around the house now. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed making them.
It has been crazy busy at work. I have so many upcoming meetings in October it is ridiculous. I think I have so many meetings with parents that I'm going to have meetings coming out of my ears. It amazes me that Special Ed teachers have any time at all to teach, because they are always in meetings.
I needed a distraction from all my other work, so I tried to make some cards to relax. It is nice to be home in quiet place where I can retreat from the constant demands of life. I'm sick right now, but I still wanted to make cards and share them with you. I think I should be sick more often because I think these cards turned out fantastic. It is amazing how calming cutting paper can be. I often lose track of time when I retreat to my craft room. Cards are the quickest and the easiest things to make, I guess that's why I've made so many. Next week I'll try to work on something else because you might be bored of looking at all these cards by now. I bought some wooden jewelry boxes from Dollar tree...I need to work on decorating those. Hopefully my dog won't eat those like he ate up the picture frames last time. Well I guess I better put these pictures up because I got to go make dinner because dinner won't make itself. Have a great week and remeber tomorrow is Friday!!! Enjoy the pictures and maybe it will give you some ideas.
Today was back to school night and yesterday was my birthday. So I didn't really get much done as far as scrapbooking goes. I did wish I had my Cricut at the school the other day when the teacher asked me to make a board for her. It would have been so much better than the free-style stuff I made for her.
But I have to tell you...my husband is so cute. He borrowed my Cricut to make my birthday card. And then he wrote a cute little poem in the card. It was so sweet...I just started giggling because it is so out of character for him.
Next week is my mother-in-law's b-day so I just made her a card/package and I sent off that card/package for my sister-in-law's baby today. For my MIL card. I used the punch and layered it with ribbon and added a b-day sticker I had and added a gemstone for the candle above the cupcake. Nothing fancy, but it's better than paying $4.00 for a card from the store. I think handmade cards say so much more to the recipients than a store bought card. I also like the blank cards better, because it forces the sender to write something more than just their names. I've gotten quite a few compliments on the letters I've written to people. I think the art of writing letters is dying out because of all the text messaging, advances in technology, cell phones, Twittering, e-mail, etc. Sometimes it's nice knowing someone took the time out of their day to slow down and write out a real note. I don't like getting those cards where someone just signs their name on a card. But that's just me. Anyways, I'm off my soapbox now. Here's what you came for...here's the picture of my MIL card. Enjoy and I hope to have something different for you later on this week. Have a great rest of your week---it's almost Friday---yeah!!!
I just finished a few more Christmas Cards. I loved the way they turned out, but before I show them to you I wanted to make an announcement. The blog is more current than the rest of the website. If you ever find that you like something that I just made, shoot me an e-mail and I'll let you know the price and if you want it I can set it aside before putting it up on the website and I'll write up an order and send it out to you when the payment is recieved.
Anywho, here are some of my latest Christmas Cards. I used a punch to get the flower border around the edge of the paper. It was super hard to press the punch down, even when I put all my weight on it. I asked my hubby to help, and he set up a clamp with a piece of wood behind the clampy part and then I was able to press it down easily by turing the clamp handle. I also found my corner cutter and rounded the edges to give the card a softer appearance. Then I layered the paper and attached a Mary Engelbret Sticker I found at Michael's. I hope I have a big enough variety for this craft fair next month. Enjoy the pictures and I hope this inspires you to go out and make some cards of your own.
Have a great week!!!
I didn't get much scrapbooking done this weekend. I went to my cousin's wedding on Saturday. The wedding was beautiful and I took a lot of pictures. I was kinda bummed that the glue that I used on that Laundry basket I posted a couple of days ago didn't work. All the lettering came off and I didn't have any glue or tape with me to re-do it. I guess it wasn't meant to be.
When I posted this on cricut.com, someone replied back that they carried a bottle of zig-zag with them just for that reason. I just started to laugh because it reminded me of Jeff Foxworth's skit "You might be a redneck if..." I wrote back my own top 10 ten "you might be a Scrap-A-Holic if.." list. So for your enjoyment here is my list.
You might be a Scrap-A-Holic if you...
10. Carry a Zig Zag pen in your purse
9. Bring a box of Scrapbook supplies with you on a plane and make cards a mile-high off the ground (I did that last summer---Who wants to read on a plane when you can scrapbook on a plane)
8. Subscribe to the newspaper just to get JoAnn's and Michael's 40-50% off coupons
7. Have more scrapbook supplies than make-up supplies.
6. Have more Scrapbooking gadgets than kitchen gadgets.
5. have ever had to eat in the living room because all your scrapbooking projects were all over the kitchen table
4. have a husband that is afraid to go with you into Michael's or JoAnn's
3. have started your own business just to justify all the money that you spend on scrapbook supplies
2. can admit that you have scraplifted an idea from cricut.com (shh...I won't tell)
1. spend money on scrapbook supplies and hide the reciepts from your husband.
This week I will be trying to prepare for my first craft show at my sister in law's house. I'm still trying to figure out how to set up the table and debating whether or not to invest in one of those credit/debit card machines.
Have a scra-happy kinda week!!! TTFN!!!
Sorry I haven't written much this week. I kept starting and then life kept pulling me away. I started a message Thursday and then I remembered that I didn't have the pictures ready and I was going to upload them Friday, but I couldn't get to it because my husband got into a car accident.
Praise God He's ok, but the car is totalled. He was going to work and was exiting the hwy. He got hit by a car from behind. That pushed him into traffic. He got hit again and was pushed towards the center divider in the fast lane. He said the steering column came off in his hands, so he had no control of the car whatsoever. He thinks another car hit him too, but he's not sure. I know God's angels were watching over him because he walked away without a scratch. They had to take him to the hospital in an ambulence to check for whiplash. He said they tied him down to the gurney with duct tape in addition to the straps. I had to have my cell phone of vibrate because I was in a conference. I had put my phone on the back of the chair and felt it move. When I found out I left in a hurry and tried not to get into an accident myself. I didn't even know where the hospital that they took him to was at.
By the time I got there, he had been released from the hospital. We had to go back to the car to get his glasses. When I saw the car, I was shocked that Ed hadn't had any injuries. The whole back end was smashed in on both sides. You couldn't open the trunk or the 2 back doors. The passenger side was all messed up and the mirror on the passenger's side was dangling down. The steering wheel was on the floor. He said he had just filled the car up with gas too. I'm surprised that the car didn't explode into flames because there was that much damage.
I just kept saying that I was so glad that I didn't stop to get his glasses 1st because I would have been more of basket case than I already was. I can't believe that my husband had called the car rental place, was going to drive without his glasses (he's blind as a bat) to the towing yard and try to get his glasses from the car. I'm so glad I told him to stay at the hospital. He probably would have got into another accident. We just bought this car 3 months ago when his other car died on the hwy because the transmission blew out. I'm just so grateful to God that he is alright, I was not ready to be a widow yet. It was a miracle that he made it out alive, and it made me realize how much I really do love him. Don't ever take the people around you for granted, you don't know how long they'll be around.
But before the accident had happened, I learned that my sister in law was 12 weeks pregnant. She's been on bed rest the whole time. She has had several miscarriages in the past and her husband in serving overseas in the military right now. The poor thing has been sick the whole time. I think I'm going to send her a care package in the next couple of weeks. Earlier this week I started making some congratulations cards for her. I think that they turned out super cute. So for those of you that like to look at pictures, here are the pictures of the cards I made this week. I didn't put the shadows on the pictures, that's how the light hit them when I took the pictures in the morning. I think I'm going to send the first one to Leia. If you'd like to make a card and send it to my sister-in-law leave me a comment and I'll put your cards in the care package. In return, I can send out 5 free christmas diecuts to anyone that wants to help out. I'll give you more details by e-mail. Thanks for your help in advanced. Have a great week and stay safe out there.
Today was kinda hectic. I was running around all day at school, and I kept having to run around when I came home. I got home and guess what was in the mail---my business permit-----Yeah!!!
I'm excited...everything is falling into place. I also contacted the people from the newspaper and the ad should go in the paper this week. I'm almost through with all the paper work.
So after I got done calling the people from the paper I realized that this Saturday was my cousin's wedding...it kinda snuck up on me. I already knew what I wanted to get her, it was just a matter of going out and getting it. You got to understand my cousin and my sense of humor to get this gift. She likes having everything done for her and lives in a fantasy world where everything is handed to her on a silver platter. She actually expected her parents to pay for her car insurance once she got married. So that's where this gift and my sense of humor come in. I like to bring people back to reality. (I did make her a photo albumn for her bridal shower, I can be nice too). So I went to the store and bought her a lanudry basket and filled it up with every cleaning supply that I could think of. Laundry soap, softner, dish soap, a mop, toilet brush, rubber gloves, toilet paper, towels and some other stuff I can't remeber. Then I used my Cricut design studio software to make a sign that said "Congratulations Welcome to the Married Life." I finished off the sign with a bride and a groom. It turned out better than I thought it would. It's cute, funny and practical. So I thought I'd share it with you and see what you think. Enjoy the rest of your week.
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