Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hello...and Bon Voyage

I'm just super excited that there's only "ONE" more day before our cruise! On Saturday we'll be flying to Fort Lauderdale and then Bon Voyage to us! I'll miss crafting but one thing is for sure I'll be taking lots and lots of pictures so I can come back and scrapbook our trip! I have a little Hello card I made I'd like to share and hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week and I'll be sure to bring back gorgeous pictures of clear skies and water! Thanks for visiting me and can't wait to return to my Cricut and all of you! HUGS!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

My take on Laura's sketch 17

I had been wanting to play with these super talented ladies for a while now and I finally did it! Laura and Kazan have these awesome sketches every week at 2S4Y and the DT...well they are just amazing!! I can't believe my eyes every time I look at their creations.

I'm hoping you like this Valentine's Day card I made for my husband. I wanted it to be simple but hot so I used my favorite color combo of red with hints of black and white. I used my Indie Art Cricut cartridge for the wings extending out of the heart, my favorite Home Accents frame in black and for the letters I used Plantin School Book and Making the Grade cartridges. I finished it off by adding this basket weave red ribbon I found Michaels. I think my sweetie will like it :)

Well it looks like its going to be another hot day here in LA...I hope wherever you are that you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for visiting me. HUGS!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I'm known for a having a sweet tooth...yes anything you could think of SWEET! Including the wonderful sweetness of Valentine's. I just love the glitter, hearts, cupids, xoxos, kisses, amor and all of the above!! I've been going crazy not having enough time to make more cards but here is some I've managed to get done! I was up till 1:45am crafting and I had to get up at 5:00 so I'm not very fun this morning...I need my Intelligentsia coffee!! sigh...well I'll see how I manage today but I just had so much fun making these. Hope you like them!

Thanks to DeeDee I managed to make a shaped card with her tutorial she did using the cutest snail card's a must see!! I gave it a try using the strawberry cut from the Indie Art Cricut Cartridge and layered it to form a tuxedo strawberry!! I think its "sweet" hence the little alphabets! :) Check it out...

If I hadn't already mentioned how much I love the Fancy Pants line Splendid here is another card I did using this adorable little poochie. I added scalloped sides and an awesome super bright pink ribbon I hadn't used in a really long time. I think the doggie is just adorable and I wish someone was getting me one for Valentine's day...HINT HINT!!!!!!!!!! It's husband is making me wait until all the renovations on the condo happen!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A special Christmas Gift

I wanted to share a special package that also arrived last week. I joined a Secret Santa Card Swap over at Carla's blog and it was so much fun!! I got to make a card for Rosanne and she sent me a gorgeous card along with sooo many goodies I couldn't believe it!! Her blog is awesome...a little of bit of all my favorite things...crafting and yummy recipes!! You must check it out. Here is a picture of her lovely card and the goodies she sent me. Thanks ssso much Rosanne and hope we can continue sharing wonderful ideas together! HUGS!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

It arrived!

So on Friday I rushed on over to the mailbox and guess what I found??! Yup that's right my new Cricut Expressions!! I'm sssooo excited and I only got to play with it for a little bit because I need to make room for it on my craft table!! So I started cleaning and moving things around and ended just getting all exhausted...but I did finally got it up and running and oh my God!!! It's amazing! I can't believe it took me this long to get it.

Work was rrreeealllly busy....we did a total of 43 hours this weekend!! I couldn't resist to go home last night and at least do some cuts on my cricut but just didn't have enough energy. I started on a few cards and hope to finish them tonight so I can show you tomorrow.

Tomorrow I'll have a special post on another fabulous little gift I got last week too! :) My new friend Rosanne which I just recently met thru Carla's blog over Christmas.

I leave you with some pics of my new baby and some paper and embellishments I got from emma's paperie shop. You must check out their endless supplies of amazing designer lines.
Enjoy the rest of your day! HUGSSS!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


The minute I saw this adorable line from Fancy Pants I just had to get it. The embellishments are adorable and I've been having a lot of fun creating Valentine's Day cards with it. Here's one where I used the "Sophisticated" damask paper as a background and the rest just fit so nicely. I'm really happy how this one came out. I only used one cut from my cricut and that's the circle cut from the George Cartridge to accent the birdie.

Yesterday was a jammed packed day...we're getting ready to set on board our cruise in 16 days!!! Did some shopping yesterday and picked up a gorgeous bright yellow dress!! I KNOW! but I had to get it! Got me a great deal on lovely silk PJ's too from VS. I'm so excited about our trip...we need it desperately!!

Well...I'll leave you for now...hope you are having a wonderful day!

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 here I go!

Hi everyone...hope you had lovely holidays with family and friends. I had wonderful holidays and had some time off from one of my jobs so I had a little time to slow down a bit and enjoy. It was great but I'm also glad that the rush, shopping, and cooking is over! :) for now at least!
I didn't get a chance to do very much crafting over the break but I can tell I'm going to have to start my Christmas cards for this year already! It seems like it just flew by. I worked on a few new techniques and some new Cricut cuts I hadn't tried before.

The biggest news of the year so far is that I'm FINALLY getting my Cricut Expressions...I KNOW right??! I've been having my little cricut guy for a while now and I figured why not start the year big and so I did! Got on ebay for an awesome deal and I bought 2 more cartridges along with it. It should arrive by the end of this week and I just cannot wait!!! :)

I have a few cards to show you and one of my new year's resolutions is to post at least a card a week and I also would love to enter more challenging contests over at Bitten By The Bug and at 2 Sketches 4 u. I look forward to sharing many more convos with wonderful talented ladies!

Paper: Sassafrass Lass Fawnd of You, too
Felt Flowers: Queen and Co.
Diecut: Happy Birthday cut from Zooballoo Cricut Cartridge
Butterfly cuts: MS

Paper: Irresistible Love Dots by My Mind's Eye
Spiral Journal tag: Making Memories
Ribbons: Michaels
Prima Flower and button
Ticket Stubs and tag...can't remember for the life of me but they are so darn cute...I'll come back and post who makes them.
Pearl Heart button from own stash

Paper: Websters's Pages Love Note
Diecuts: Rose from Indie Art Cricut Cartridge; tag outline from Home Accents Cricut Cartridge; large scalloped border is from Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Happy Mother's Day stamp from a stash

That's it for today...I'll be back soon with more Valentine's Day cards. I've been going crazy getting all these cute papers and embellishments can't wait to share! HUGS!!