Thursday, December 27, 2007

Way to long

It has been way to long since I wrote on here. Sorry about that. But we have had a lot happen lately.

We are moving on January 12th. We will be going to Virginia. We are down to the wire to get things done.

I did do a few craft items for Christmas gifts, but wouldn't you know it I did not take a single picture. I did about 5 tins and a box that I filled with chocolates for the kids teachers. Then I did a card box that I filled with cards for a gift exchange at my sisters house. I will have her send a pic in when she gets a chance so I can post it.

I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The calm

Well it has been way too long since I have written on here. The crafting has slowed down to almost nothing. Why you might ask? It has been just way to busy here. Not only has my husband just returned from Afghanistan, but we found out the ARMY wants to move us. Which means the stress of moving across country, him leaving this job and the anticipation of a new job. Not to mention living in a new city.

We currently don't live in a city we live in a town. More like a village. We have a post office and a school. That is about it. We are moving to Virginia and will be outside of Washington DC. Talk about a change. Here in Kansas we have one elementary school. They have 35.

I feel like I am just overwhelmed at the things that have to be done. But they all can wait. I need to be working in my studio to help control my anxiety. If I don't use my cricut soon I feel like I will just bust. It is one of those deep down urges that you just can't control. We will see what we can do today.

I know this post has been a lot of rambling and not to the point. But that is what I feel like in my head. Things are just jumbled around in there.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Middle of a mess

I don't know what I was thinking. But this week I have decided to reorganize my studio. Let me rephrase that. My husband came home last week. He decided that since we are sharing a space again that my studio needed to be reorganized.

I don't know what I am doing. I don't know how to set it up to use at home, but still be convenient to take to crops. I love going to crops. But I also am enjoying the scrapping time at home.

What to do? I have all of my paper done and my eyelets and pens. The problem I have is with embellishments. Like stickers, Jolee's, prima's things like that. I had a sticker binder but it was too hard to keep up with. I just need a better system for the things that I have. So, if you have any suggestions. Please let me know. I will show everyone a pick when I get it all done.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Today was G's first day of preschool. He was so excited that he wore his back pack all day long. I had to set a timer for how many hours until we had to leave for school. He loved every minute of it.

One of his teachers was his teacher last year. You will see in the picture above two pencil holders. These were our teacher gifts at the end of the year. I made them with 4" coasters. They were covered with paper. Then using the cricut I made the tags and the letters.

I was so pleased to see that on her desk this afternoon when I dropped him off. She said that she is the envy of the Preschool. Who knew that something so simple would be rewarding several months later.

I wonder what I can make this year to top it?

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby Boy

Today was my youngest son's birthday. He turned 5, it is hard for me to think that my little baby is getting to be such a big boy. Don't get me wrong I am very glad to be out of the baby stage and the toddler stage. But he is the youngest of three. I will never have another 4 year old. It is just the closing of an age and a beginning of another one.

We had a great time at some friends of ours house. We had a small birthday cake with a few gifts. He will have a big kid party after school starts for him. This will be with all of his friends. He was so excited for it to be his birthday today. He was shouting it out the window as we drove past cars.
It is also my mothers 60th birthday today. My son G had a hard time in grasping the concept of it being someone else birthday. It was his birthday, not her birthday. He finally agreed to share his birthday with her.

G wanted a pirate birthday cake. So I got to making one. I am not saying that I am a master cake decorator, or pastry chef or anything like that. Because trust me I have seen cakes that look better. But I thought this one was pretty cute.

I cut the Pirate, treasure chest and ship out with the cricut using the paper dolls cartridge. They were all cut at 4 inches. That is one thing I love about the Cricut. I can tell it that the boy is 4" and it will cut everything else in proportion to that object. I don't have to do the math or trial and error to get it the right size. Any way enjoy a piece of G's birthday cake.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Flower bucket

I wanted to share with all of you one of my past creations. I did this for a friend of mine to give to one of her close friends that was moving.

I cut all of the flowers out with the Cricut. It just opens up a whole new way of looking at your scrapbooking. I am by no means an artist. I can't even draw stick people. But since getting the Cricut I can do so much more.

The paper is my favorite pink and brown from Close to my Heart.

Stay tuned to my blog to see what is going on in my Scrapbook Studio.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Some of you might know that I am in love with a bug. I use to say a little bug, but I have moved on and am now in love with a big bug. I am talking of course about my Cricut Expressions. I am amazed at what this machine can do.

I belong to the Cricut message board where I have met some of the greatest people. I really don't know what I would do without them.

Anyway, I decided to join a group that will swap abc pages for a kids abc book. My letter was V. I was suppose to do Volkswagon, but I just couldn't get it to come out like I wanted it to. So I changed it to Valentine.

Just thought I would show you a pic of what I have been up to.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


This is the first post of my new blog.


This is a place for me to talk about my passion and share my work. I love scrapbooking and paper crafting. I also love my cricut. It is the best thing that I have ever come across since I started scrapbooking 8 years ago.

I hope that you will enjoy my blog.