Saturday, February 26, 2011

The start of my Scrapbook room makeover!

I am far from done, but at least I have the painting done. I painted it to match my green expression I got for Christmas (which also matches my cuttlebug and my gypsy cover). I bought a new white blind (used to be blue!), painted the shelves on the wall, all trim, doors and peg boards white.

I still have to buy fabric for the valance, need to find something with green, white and pink in it (pink is my accent colour). Also want to get a new carpet, white padded stool, and hubby is going to sand down and repaint both my desks, cabinet and paper unit white.

I cannot wait until its all done!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Altered Notebook to match the can

I decided to alter a notebook to go inside the paint can...but that didn't work, it doesn't fit! LOL, oh well, it will go in the box with the can!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another Paint can...

This is for a paint can swap (on the messege board). It will be filled with goodies for my partner. This is my first full size can, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It took me 3 days, and several different attempts. (Even longer to find the 'perfect' paper for it!)

I hope my partner likes it as much as I do :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Its been a few days...

Its been a crazy few days, between stomach bugs, head colds, coughs and even pink eye...I haven't had much time to even get into my scrapbook room, never mind get some work done. But I finally got a couple quick cards done today!

I cannot believe I have 18 followers!!! (huge waves to you all!) I think when I hit 25 followers I will have some blog candy to give away.

So here are the cards I made, first one is for my son to take to a birthday party son (who is 6) help me design the card, and cut the spaceship himself on my cricut.
And second is a card I made for a swap, we were given instruction on how to make this 'chalkboard' card...after several attempts I finally have one I am comfortable sending to my partner!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Gifts

I made some quick Valentine's Gifts for my kids teachers. I made the heart shape bag and tags from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge, then filled with Valentine's Hershey Kisses...Simple and Quick!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some cards...

So I am just starting out with cards, go easy on me ;)

First time colouring with ProMarkers (well and I used some Copics), and first time using Nestibilies (OMG...I am now inlove!)

First is a card I made for a swap I am in (can't tell which one, because I want it to be a surprise):

And Birthday cards for my Twin nephews!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Blogging and Goals...

I think having a blog is really going to help me, I set myself a goal in the new complete at least 1 card and 3-5 layouts a week. I have 'sort of' been sticking to that goal, but I think having this blog and trying to show a couple items a week on here...maybe it will push me to be a little more creative :)

Today, while doing laundry (my scrapbook room is attached to my laundry room) I completed a layout today, I am very SLOWLY catching up on my daughters book, I think I am only about 3 months behind now. Now if only I could catch up on my boys, my oldest is 8 and I think the last layout I did he was only 5 in it *Yikes!* And my other two boys, they are at least 1-2 years behind also.

So here is my layout, from this past daughters first trip to the Pumpkin Patch:
Carts used:
Everyday Paper Dolls
Paper Doll Dress Up
Simply Charmed
Cricut Classic Font

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Yum! Cakes...

I thought I would show off a couple cakes I have done in the last few months. This is just a hobby for me, I make cakes, cupcakes, cookies and chocolates for family, friends and even friends of friends. I have TWO pretty large weddings coming up...I can't wait!

This was the cake and cupcakes I made for my daughters 1st birthday this past december, her party theme was Ladybugs, I made ALL her decorations with Walk In My Garden!

 This is a cake I made for my photographer, who is also a teacher (and loves purple!) I will be making her wedding cake this coming June!!!

First paint can swap

I joined my first paint can swap on the Cricut messege board. After googling altered paint cans for a couple days....this is what I came up with!

I always have a heck of a time opening these damn cans, so while decorating it I couldn't get it open...I reached for the first thing I thought would open it, which happened to me a Tim Holtz metal key. It worked perfectly, so I thought why not add a chain (also Tim Holtz) and connect it to the handle, this way my partner who is going to recieve the can always has something on hand to help open it :)

Anyways, here is my finished can (filled). My partner said she loved pink, butterflies and girly stuff. I really hope she likes it (and doesn't see this! LOL)

Friday, February 4, 2011

First blog post!!!

Yippe! I finally decided to start my own blog, not sure how well its going to turn out since I really hate writing (and I suck at it!) but I thought at least I can post some of my projects, and maybe get a few followers!

So here is my first project, these are wooden letters I painted, modge podged paper to the fronts and used my Cricut to cut the flowers.