Monday, February 23, 2009

Cricut Expression

My Expression arrived in the mail today-I think I was out the door before the UPS man had even parked his truck, lol. I didnt really get to play with it today, but I got it all set up on my desk (see pic) to be ready for tomorrow! Im going to scrap with Beka in SWF-go QPMU!

Now I just have to spend sometime researching the easiest way to use it.

Once again, a big thank you to Nikki for the link, and to Danielle for the awesome prize!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Waiting Almost at an End

Only one more day until my Expression will be here! Im soooo excited! Danielle emailed me the tracking number and I look at it a few times a day, watching it get closer and closer to me!

I will be playing with it tomorrow for sure!

Monday, February 16, 2009

My latest scrappy project. I altered this can to put change in. The little 'bags' on it have sayings about shopping on them. It was a fun relatively quick project.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Album Give Away

Check out this adorable scrapbook give away.

I just happened to see a post about it on CM-and thought I would share for those of you who are all contesty!

Good luck!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I WON the Cricut Expression Giveaway!

I was introduced to an Expression give away by Nikki. Of course I thought no way would I win anything...but I still figured I should try right? Well guess what! Last night (while my internet was down) the winners got posted and I WON the Expression!

Danielle, the lovely owner of the blog Life, One Layout at a Time. Gives away some awesome is the post that has my 'winnings'

Thanks a million to Nikki for posting about it. And a million times a million to Danielle!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Gable Box

Today I was floating around on SCS and found these cute gable boxes to try. I cant believe how fast they were to complete. I learned two things-I need to be less heavy handed with the scoring blade, and READ the

I found the directions here

Today I was chatting with Alayna while trying to figure out something to inspire me to work on an actual LO. She 'challenged' me to work on a BOM page and I thought "why not?", and went hunting for pictures. I came up with pictures from my graduation from nursing school. I really need to look at these pictures because I need to remember what Im working towards...and counting down the days until May.

The first picture/page is probably my favorite picture ever of me with my parents. I cant remember how the photographer got us to laugh-but it looks good anyway.

Here is my second try at a 2pg LO. Im happier with this second try I think. In the first picture my mom has a 'real' laugh on her face so I had to scrap it. Its not too often that we get a shot like that.

If you cant tell-Im trying very hard to work on keeping my pages 'simple' cause I get SO unbelievably frustrated otherwise. I have way too much stuff and it takes me forever to get a page layed out, I go back and forth with how I want things to look-and just never get done. So my goal for now is SIMPLE-these help too cause they are only 8x8s so less space to stress about.

Now Im off to clean up my mess

Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Few More Cards...

I scrapped again today!

I tried to keep things simple cause I tend to get frustrated working on things cause it takes me so long to get a finished product.

Chloe's card

Congrat's card

My 'card' box...finally altered, though Ive had it for ages

My clean scrap table...I even cleaned up when I was done! Amazing!

Friday, January 30, 2009

A Bit of Scrappin

I put up a few shelves in my scrap room today. I decided to quit thinking it to death and just put them up. Once I go them up I got the urge to hang stuff from the knobs. I quickly hung a few RAK/swap items I have had for a while that are some of my favorites so I can look at them more often. Oh...the little heart on the ribbon is just left overs that were sitting here from my cards so I thought I would use them.

Here is the first card of the day...inspired by a picture in "Simply Homemade" It's going to be the V-day card for The Morlan's.

This card was inspired by one of the sketches Beth posted in SWF. It was actually a circle LO sketch, but Im not in the mood to do LOs so this is my interpretation.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Scraps Scrappin'

Today SWF had a Countdown Party. I was trying to put together a How To on this adorable cupcake I found in a Scrapbooks Etc magazine, but I didnt have the craft foam I need so I was unable to. I ended up play around with the paper I had been folding to be the bottom of the cupcake and ended up making the 'flower' like embellishment. I think it will make a nice embellishment on a scrap page with a lot of white space.

A little bit later I ended up making a book mark with even more of the scraps I had leftover. I gave myself double points for the bookmark for a few reasons, one I refused to allow myself to get up until I finished it, so I had to use exactly what I had on the table already, which wasnt much, and two because I used my word of the year "balance" on it.

I really didnt scrap much, but its more than I have scrapped so far this year so Im not beating myself up over it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Today I finally got my word for the year "balance" altered. Now I just have to figure out where Im going to put it. For right now its sitting on top of the heater (which isnt a bad place since I dont run it and its directly across from where I sit). Although it took me a while to get them done, they are pretty simple and I like them that way :).

Oh I guess they arent completely done. I want to distress the two As, I just cant find my file right now....I REALLY need to finish moving in!

*In the B is a chipboard tag that says "2009" to finish it off.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I actually put this together on Sunday-Ive been running non-stop and havent had time to post my one and only creation!

Here is the finished look of my BOM journal I just need to use it!