Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Starting off fresh for the New Year!

First of all welcome, welcome to anyone here!! if your dropping by or visiting on occasion, I'm glad your here! Been busy this month!  
First off, Merry Christmas!! to everyone!  I hope that you had a joyous celebration of the birth of Jesus.  A happy time, winter in the air!  A very nippy 48 degrees outside and a light rain in Mesa tonight!   I figured it was time to make a comeback!  

First of all, I am happy to say I am the proud mama of a Champagne Expression! I guess I should be giving out die cut cigars right now! The other Cricut children include an Imagine and the original Personal. I am not the most saavy in knowing how everything works, but I'm working on it!  I love reading about new cartridges and new breakthroughs in the PC world (That's Provo Craft not Personal Computer)  I will admit though another addition has also been the little Sizzix Texture Boutique.  Yes, CB folders  work with the Sizzix!  I am looking forward to the embossing adventure with great anticipation!  Distrez it all has also come into my crinkled little paws so that will be a blast too!  I'll take you along for the ride as I will be updatting weekly and trying to have a few projects to add here and there!  Looking forward to it already.

Cricut Imagine has been a little bit of a touch and go situation and I'm trying to get accostomed to the little quirks and temperments (IT HAS MANY) It is a little more delicate than the E or P and if you push the wrong button it could be a disaster! So I am trying to figure out what's what on this and I will keep those interested and updated on that situation.  

HOME LIFE:  Everyone is happy and healthy!  My eldest is putting in an new engine for his 240SX and has been busy with that project since Christmas Day! I'm hoping that will be over soon but we may be looking at a major renovations where his vehicle is concerned!  It is an awsome car and has a lot to go. Thankfully many of the items he wanted, wheels, exhaust system and the new engine itself are ready and waiting!  #2 son is still working on the whole Potty training thing.  He does well when mom and dad are not around but when we are...that's when it happens!  Cross your fingers on that one!  Santa was kind to him despite the few occasions when I heard, 'Go Away mommy I don't want you!  I want daddy'!  Ah yes the words every mother wants to hear.  He usually apologizes afterword but that is touch and go! My darling hubby was on his best behavior this year and he got loads from Santa this year! 

me?  I'm okay, I'm still living with multiple problems and getting by with as little strain as possible.  Crafting takes me away to a world where I feel normal.  

I have a few goodies on my blog today.  I have photos from the cards I worked on this year, the tags I made and the Let it snow!  white out challenge!  

These are the cards I made for Christmas this year 

This card was done for a friends Cricut challenge.  It stated: Cuts are from the Winter Woodland cartridge ONLY (No other images from other carts are allowed). You must use the deer on page 55, the trees on page 37 and the phrase on page 66 (either base or shadow/blackout) ONLY.
Many more fun challenges and talk can be found at

These next 18 are a grouping using Basic Grey - Wassail Collection - 12 x 12 Layout Kit and Bazzill craft paper 12x12 cardstock.

These 6 included; Bazzill  In-Stitch'z Collection - Stitching Template Granny Stitches, 12 x 12 Cardstock - Canvas Texture - Pomegranate and Aspen, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Aged Mohageny and Pine Needles, Tattered Angels glimmer mist - Suede, Sandylion Essentials - poinsettias, old button jar button, Cricut, carts used: George and Basic Shapes

These 6  Bazzill   12 x 12 Cardstock - Canvas Texture - Pomegranate and Aspen, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads -  Frayed Burlap, Old Paper, Aged Mohageny and Pine Needles, Tattered Angels glimmer mist - Suede, Prima - Sugarplum Roses Collection - Flower Embellishments - Cinnamon, Brad buddies, Hot off the press - Christmas Mugs and Iced Gingerbread Men, Sandylion Essentials - poinsettias, cotton lace and ribbons from Ribbons and Lace , Cricut carts used: Christmas Cards, gold dipped leaf from trinket bottle and a homemade wool rose

Range ink Glossy Accents, Bazzill 12 x 12 Cardstock - Canvas Texture - Pomegranate and Aspen,Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads -  Aged Mohageny, Pine Needles, Frayed Burlap, Old Paper, Forest Moss and Walnut Stain, Sandylion Essentials - poinsettias, Tattered Angels gilimmer mist - Suede and Green Apple, cotton lace and ribbons from  Ribbons and Lace , Cricut, carts used: Winter Lace, Christmas Cards, Bazzill  In-Stitch'z Collection - Stitching Template Granny Stitches, Prima - Sugarplum Roses Collection - Flower Embellishments - Cinnamon

These next three cards were made with the Imagine. Cricut cart Winter Frolic was used for these:

This card was inspired from a class where I made 12 other cards!
To see these cards visit Master Scrapbook Designs - Susan Mast

This card was inspired by a very special person who hopefully will receive this latest on FRIDAY!  Thank goodness we are friends! 

 Next of course I have my tags that I made for a swap.  Yes a swap

Last but not least I have the LO from the Let it Snow- color challenge at, total white out! That was truly a challenge! I choose the lil bugs 1st trip to the snow!   Click for a close up!  

And that brings me up to date!  Any questions or 'q's send me a msg or leave a comment I'd be glad to answer as quickly as I get it. 

Bye for now,