Monday, October 20, 2008

Woo-Hooo! Featured in the Chirp Newsletter

I was very excited to receive that special email today from Lonna Joy Smoot, editor of the Cricut Chirp Newsletter. My Hanging Halloween Basket is the Spotlight Featured Project in this week's Chirp (October 20, 2008 Vol. 126). Thanks so much Lonna Joy, I truly appreciate the honor!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sharing Cut Files from the Title Cut Swap

Joann of the Cricut Message Board proposed a Design Studio Title Swap. I do not think she realized 1) just how many of us would come in from cyber-space and sign up for the swap; and 2) that we would each create several titles!! Joann ended up with 179 titles!!!! Wow, huh?

I created four titles for the swap, using a variety of cartridges. The titles became addictive. I am going to include screen shots of my cuts, and post the cut files on the blog under cut files.

Monday, October 13, 2008

This Thursday Is Boss's Day!

Last Friday my co-workers drafted me to be the person who makes the cards for Bosses Day. I made three very pretty cards for the women, which I cannot post because one of the bosses just might visit my blog, and I made fun cards for the men. The card below is for my male boss and it reads, "As bosses go.....We think you are tops!" I hope that they he likes him, I even used the boss's favorite purple shirt for inspiration!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It Another Challenge - Cupcakes Card(s)

I love visiting Taylored Expressions. This week's challenge is the Cupcake Challenge #37. If you are not familiar with this blog, you should take time to visit at

I have a new cupcake stamp set, so I could not resist playing along on this challenge. I stamped my cupcakes on BasicGrey paper and colored it in with colored pencils. I used the same BasicGrey paper set, Urban Couture, to create my cards.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Twin Day

This is Spirit Week at my son's high school and today was Twin Day. Usually this involves teaming with a friend and dressing alike, sometimes normal looking, sometimes not. Last year two of Ian's friends painted themselves blue and went as Smurfs! This year, Ian decided he wanted to do something a little different. He purchased a standee of Barack Obama, wore a suit coat, shirt and tie (with shorts!), and went as Barack's twin!! It was actually quite funny, political beliefs aside!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Crop at the Lake

My friend Beth and her mother, Sally, hosted a wonderful weekend crop at Lake Murray this last weekend. The weather was delightful, but the company was even better!!! I only finished 12 pages and 12 cards, but I had a very nice time. Thanks again Beth & Sally; you are both wonderful!

Here are a few project photos:

Friday, October 3, 2008

I received an award... And I get to share the award....!

I have received an award from Ruth Howard - thank you so muchRuth. Please check out Ruth's inspirational blog at .

Here are the 6 rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.

4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.

5. Put links of those blogs on yours.

6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.

I love to visit the following blogs as these ladies are so talented! Their creations leave me in a state of awe - and thinking, "Wow, if only I could scrap like that!"

1. Bitten by the Bug at

2. Creations by Nikki at

3. Secret Confessions of a Late Night Scrapper at

4. Scrapping with DeeDee at

5. Nunu Toolies at

Thank you all for inspiring so many....