Tuesday, March 29, 2011

End of Watch

On April 1st 1997 my husband responded to a shots fired, officer down call over his radio. Moments later he arrived on scene to find a deputy he had just talked to less than an hour before, had been fatally wounded missing his Kevlar vest by inches.

Like soldiers serving over-seas the men and women of Law Enforcement put themselves in harms way protecting our own war here at home. At any moment the people we love could be gone forever.

I find it very fitting and a coincidence that on April 1st Pink by Design will be releasing many stamp sets, this being a sneak peak of my favorite.

I want to thank all men and women,past and present, who serve to protect our country, my family and the people I love!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lily's card

My daughter Lily is 5 and loves to "scrapbook" with mom. I recently bought some Greeting Farm stamps and she's been asking to use them.

She created this card by herself, I tyed the bow for her and helped her line up the spellbinders but other than that she did it all

Yes Im such a proud mommy of course I didnt let her use my copics except for the face, she used my old slick writers, ink and a dauber to create the pink background. I didnt tell her what to put on the card she wanted to use the pop dots stickles etc....

Enjoy~ She wanted me to put this on my site for all my friends to see...lol

Storing my Cricut Carts

Thought I would show you how I store my Cricut cartridges. One picture is the first half of the alphabet and the second picture is the last half of the alphabet. Currently I have approx 200+ on both of these units. I have them all alphabetized and color coded for the type of cartridge they are. For example fonts=pink, shapes=blue, lites=gray, cake=orange, solutions=yellow, limited edition=purple, licensed=white, school=green...etc. I have also included a video I made awhile back if you would like more info on the bags, clip it up and more. Happy Organizing !!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My new Greeting Farm stamps !!!

I received my Greeting Farm stamps yesturday and had to try them out ! Ive never ordered from them before, and Im just learning how to use Copics too so I thought I would give it a shot!

I also used a pink by design sentiment stamp from the Shopoholic set.

Hope you enjoy~

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pink by Design DT day

It's that time again my Pink by Design Design team day ! We were asked to make anything other than a card. So since I love home decor projects I came up with something that would be cute to give as a gift.

I decorated a glass container and added a few decorative touches! The main flower I used Cricut cart Mothers Day Bouquet and the PBD background stamp Zebra.

Then for the tag I used a PBD background stamp tiny dots and the sentiment stamp from Animated Greetings!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Post Office glass case

Hi Everyone !!!
I wanted to show you some cuts I made for my local post office glass case display. They wanted to showcase the difference in the regular stamps and the forever stamps and had a small glass wall case to put them in.

I used Storybook and the big 12x24 DCWV black glitter paper to create the banner title. Then I used Simply Charmed and my Peachy Keen Happy New year stamps for the Leprechaun and pot of gold. Also Designers Calendar was used for the shamrocks.

The "Forever Stamps" banner was created in neutral colors so it could stay up year round and just change the holiday or theme cut pieces.

Sorry about the glare on the picture, this was taken looking through the locked glass ☺
This will also be an entry for the Circle challenge*

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop !!!

First Happy Birthday to Jennifer !!! If you came from Lucy's blog then you are in the right place !! If not you can start HERE.

We were suppose to make birthday cards and I really wanted to break out the Best of Pixar cartridge, so I made one with one of my favorite characters from Finding Nemo.

Of course this "dude" wobbles !!! I also used glossy accents on his shell and eyes, fruit punch stickles and a Pink by Design sentiment stamp from the "just 4 men" set.

On the inside it says "Have a totally awesome Birthday"

Thanks so much for stopping by ! Your next stop on the hop is Monica's cute blog !!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How to make a Spinner Card !

So I have had a few requests on how to create a spinner card. Most of the ones you see, they use a Stampin Up punch...well what about the rest of us who dont own one? Here's a video with easy instructions on how!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kates ABC's in the house !!!!

Finally, I got my hands on this cart! If you follow me on facebook, I'm sure you've seen all the drama it took to get this cart...LOL
This is just a quick video on a card and the supplies used...of course I had to video tape it because it wobbles !!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

DT day at Pink by Design

Today's the day new stamps will be released at Pink by Design !! whoo hoo !!!

Today is also the day I get to design for her soooo.... I created a cute little treat box from Spring Holiday Cards cartridge and Create a Critter.
I also used Pink by Design "Woodland Critters" stamp set, Peachy Keen Bright eyed and Bushy tailed face stamps, and some hot pink twine !!!

Don't forget to tune in for her live U-stream at 7:30 CST here's the direct address


Winner of Spring Fever blog hop !!!

Hi Everyone !!!

Remember tomorrow is Pink Cricut day, I have a cute project to share and she will be releasing a bunch of new stamps !!! Let me say you will LOVE them !!!!

The winner of the Spring Fever blog hop will receive a custom made vinyl bug head made by me (chosen by random org) is........................
# 86 Maria Zelinski said...
such a beautiful card. thanks for sharing. pmlemaria@yahoo.com

Thanks and Congrats Maria please email me at michelle@scrappinwithmybug.com