Thursday, March 31, 2011

Another Award!

I came to add something to my blog and found this from ScrapCrazyyyy! . Thank you so very much.

The rules to accept this award are...

1. Thank the person who sent you the award

2. List 7 things about yourself

3. Send this to 15 bloggers

About me:

1. I’m thinking about going to back to school to become a Special Ed Teacher

2. my favorite shoes are my slippers (flip flops)

3. I have a tattoo of a dragonfly and 3 stars with my boy’s birthstone colors on my foot

4. I have TOO many Hobbies lol (ok we all know that can’t be true) But that what I’m told anyway.

5. My husband is the most amazing man I have ever met!

6. My favorite children’s book is Where the wild things are.

7. I spend way too much time on the computer pass this on to 15 people!


Block 3 Colors

So here is block 3's fabric! I am SO IN LOVE with this color way! I've alway's LOVED LOVED LOVED Michael Millers fabric but the Krystal line is BEEEEEE-U-T-FULL!!!! I am getting so excited about my quilt now! Even though this quilt is going to take over a year to complete I can't help but be excited about it. So stay tuned to see what these 2 strip's of color end up being!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Super day Easel Card

This is a card I made for my FIL's birthday and then didn't finish it in now I'll send it to him as a Just Because card.

This is Luca from Lala land crafts and it's my first attempt with ink. After I had him colored I found the paper in the clearance bin at my LSS. I'm not too happy with the negative space on the side but I atg'd my ribbon so there's NO moving it. Oh well it'll be ok.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A little bit late!

A great big THANK YOU to Suzanne at and an even Bigger sorry! Thank you so much for this award. You are such an inspiration and I love all of your projects. For you to give this award to me means so much. And the sorry part is that it's taken me so long to acknowledge the award.

So there are some rules attached to receiving this award and with a thankful heart I pass them on...

Rule #1: Link back to the person who gave you the award (see above).

Rule #2: Share seven random things about yourself.

A little about me:
1. I am VERY active with our Cub Scout Troop.
2. I LOVE anything PINK.
3. Love my parents are small town farmers.
4. My family is my life!
5. I have a Fabric obsession!
6. Love a good white wine!
7. My favorite Ice Cream flavor is Cake Batter!!!

Rule #3: Award seven recently discovered bloggers with this award:
Please check them out and send them some love

WOW check this out!

Wow look at this give away! I'd love to win this! You should go check out this blog and enter too. Please tell them I sent you.

Monday, March 21, 2011

key word here... Improvise!

So I was in a mood to make a fun little birthday card for my father in law and I didn't want to haul my cricut out of her condo (the cabinet, but don't let her know that ok). And I've been really stressed and I love to color when I'm stressed, it's my therapy. So I get out my Cute little Super Hero Luca stamp by La-la land crafts...and I get everything ready...Uhh where's my large stamp block? I know I had it the other day? So I look in the "Condo" and in my sewing cabinet that has turned into stamp and embellie wonderland, nope not here. Check the size of the next size down. Nope won't fit...Hmmmm Let me look on the Shelves, I'm sure I put it there...Nope not finding it...what's this? Hmmmm wonder if it'll work? Give it a try. YES, It works!!!! Doing the happy dance. What is the "this" I'm talking about? It's the cover of a sizzix die. You know the old school dies the big Red ones. LOL Yep it worked great! And wouldn't you know the next day I would find my stamp block on the shelf where I looked 500 times! So if you ever miss place your stamp block, just use the cover of a sizzix die (if you still own any)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My $50 Super Haul!!!

Have I mentioned that I have the BESTEST Hubz? Well for the record I do. He loves online garage sale things and we live in a town with an Air Force Base, and they have they're own version of an online garage sale site that he LIVES on. That is where my Yudu and many many of my cricut cart's have come from. Well the other day he scoped on a scrapbook supply posting and the thing that catches my eye are Brand new in Package Cricut Deep blade housing and a bunch of glimmer mist. I'm a cheapie and can't afford the real stuff so I've been making my own....but I jump on the blade and mists. Then I emailed her and asked her if she had any Tim Holtz stuff and she say's yes she has 7 distress inks. So I tell her I want those too. I go to get my haul and she threw in a 3 pack of stickles, and a 30 pack of 12x12 chipboard.

For $50 I got.
30 pack of chipboard
Deep blade
15 just like new glimmer mists
3 stickles
7 TH ink's

My First Easel Card

Here is another Sympathy card I just made... I'm doing way toooo many of these for my liking.

The green paper is From K&Co from eons ago. It's pre embossed and I just sprayed it with Garden Fairy Glimmer mist. The tulips are a digi-stamp that I colored and highlighted with diamond stickles. The base is embossed vellum over the same green paper and the stop is the green paper with a digi-stamped sentiment that I gave a touch of color and stickles. The last thing I did was add the sheer ribbon. I wasn't sure if I liked it at first but now I do.

Reuse and Recycle

What a better example of this than a Den of Tiger Scout's using TP and Paper Towel rolls for Table decorations? The boy's assembled the tubes and painted them. I cut the Backboards, paper dolls, Balls, Jersey's and the volley ball net and we assembled them during our den meeting.

What are they for? They were our table decorations for the Boy Scout's Blue and Gold Dinner... That is the birthday party of Boy scouts. And this Year we did a sport's theme with each Cub Scout Den picking it's own sports. Our's was indoor Court sports. Mostly Basketball but we had some volley ball too.

Block 2 is Finished

So I panicked after my last BOTM meeting and I just knew the Quilting God's HATED me after my first train wreck of a block and then this one has some pro's shaking in their boots. So I was totally freaked out. The good thing about being a visual learner, is Once I do something I can do it a million times after learning. And the good thing about this block was it's again 1/2 triangles, so I knew what I was doing it was just going to be arranging them in a different order. I was so happy with this block, I only had to rip one set of seams and re-sew it but that was because I was talking on the phone when I did it and sewed it right to wrong lol. When I finished the center piecing I actually cried happy tears because I was so excited with how easy and well it went together....that was until....dun dun dun.... the top edge didn't match up. It was 1/2 in. too long...I measured all my seams in the piecing and they all seem to be 1/4 in or just a hair off but this had me freaking out... Now happy tears turned back into frustrated tears. I put it away for a few day's so I could breathe and re-group. I fixed it and then put it all together.... It's kinda warped looking in the photo but it's not that bad in real life.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I've been a Crafty one lately

I haven't been posting much or even visiting the Cricut forum lately but I've been crafting none the less. And it's all degree's of crafting right now not just paper crafting, I'm sewing a little, cricuting, Yuduing, painting and quilting.

I've helped my sister make 2 super hero cape's for her Team n Training team for the spirit awards. I made a hand full of Class B uniforms (T-shirts)for cub scouting. And my Tiger's and I designed made the center pieces for our Blue and Gold celebration. That is the birthday party for Boy Scout's of America. It's a HUGE even and is so much fun.
And quilt block #2 is in the works, and I'm knocking on wood because this one has been a LOT nicer to me so far.

I'm trying to get pictures together from everything and update on here.

Jan. Quilt block is finished!

Let me tell you that this block has tested my nerves. It has been my little grain of sand in the oyster turning into a pearl. While it's not my best sewing project ever, and I'm still not totally happy with the end result, my very first quilt block is finished. I've learned a lot from little squares of fabric. I'm still deciding if I want to take off the edges and re cut them or just let it be. I have the rest of the year to figure that out, so for now I am able to look at it and be ok with it.