Sunday, September 30, 2012

Something Other than a Card

This is a post for the Master Craft challenge over at Pink Cricut. Don't forget that voting begins on Oct 4th.
I wanted to do something other than a card and I had a bunch of blank notebooks that I'm working on for a craft show. This was perfect!
Notebook paper
3/4" owire
DCWV - Rockstar (c)
Button (c)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Illuminate the World

This is a post for the MasterCraft at Pink Cricut. Don't forget that voting opens on Oct 4th.

I'm finding that I was really inspired by the paper. Don't worry though, I used the other challenge materials. :) I love how this one turned out.
DCWV - Rockstar (c)
George & Basic Shapes 3"
Pink by Design - Illuminate
EK Success - Star punch
Star Dust stickles

Friday, September 28, 2012


This is another post for the MasterCraft challenge at Pink Cricut. Don't forget that voting will open on Oct 4th.

When I saw this guitar paper I knew I wanted to use it somehow. So I flipped through my stamps and saw the Definitely Definitions and it clicked. The green rhinestones were from the challenge materials too.
DCWV - Rockstar (c)
Recollections kraft
Pink by Design - Definitely Definitions
Queen & Co rhinestones (c)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bring You Peace

Here's another card I did for the Master Craft challenge at Pink Cricut. Don't forget that voting will open on Oct 4th. I wanted do a card that you wouldn't expect from this stack. How unexpected would a sympathy card be from a Rockstar stack? :)
DCWV - Rockstar (c)
Core'dinations - Deep Navy
Recollections white
Spellbinders Labels 4 Small
Pink by Design - Sympathy

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ghostly Greetings

Yay! I'm back! Sarah from Pink Cricut is having a Master Craft challenge right now. Only 100 people were able to participate since we were given challenge materials to work with (think Craft Wars on TLC). Those 100 spots filled up in less than 10 hours (and a majority of those were sleeping hours)! We were challenged to create with the materials we were given and then there will be a link up on Oct 4th over at Pink Cricut. But never fear for those that couldn't get in. You'll be voting on the projects. You can check out this post for all the details.

Here's the first project I did when I saw all the skulls in the DCWV Rockstar stack.

DCWV - Rockstar (c)
Recollections - black & white
Pink by Design - Guess Who & Ghostly Greetings

Roarin to go!

My internet was down... again! So that's why I haven't posted in awhile. A technician was supposed to come out yesterday (the ticket said 10:37am to be exact) but we ended up calling at 3pm and again at 7pm because he never showed! It was so frustrating to sit at home all day yesterday waiting for someone that never showed up. I made Chris call both times because I was so frustrated. I kept Carver home from a field trip (to a children's museum type place) because he was supposed to come right in the middle of the field trip. Anyways, he came out this morning and fixed the problem in 15 minutes!! Yay! I'm back in the land of the living. I've got a whole bunch of projects to post so I'll get on those later tonight while Chris and Carver play outside. :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happiness is...

I got these two Memory Box dies at the last scrapbook expo I went to and have been itching to use them. They are so easy to work with and are a nice change of pace from using the Cricut (I still love you Cricut!). I only had about 5 minutes to make a card so I'm pretty happy with what I came up with. I literally just threw everything together.
Nikki Sivils - Something for Everyone
Recollections black
Memory Box dies - Wired Bird Cage & Meadow Bird
Marcella - Clove
Pink by Design - Rise Above it All

Monday, September 17, 2012

You Make Me :)

I am totally LOVING this card!! I made it for a friend of mine that is a photographer and it turned out better than I thought it would. Don't you love that?
ColorBok - Treasured Brights Punch-Out Stack
Recollections black
Paper Clip
Pink by Design - Capture Life & Instantly

Saturday, September 15, 2012

An Apple for the Teacher

What's the deal with teachers and apples? Is it just because apples are ready to pick? Anyways, I made this super cute, super easy, card for Carver's teacher to go with her water tumbler and Via.
Create a Critter 2.75"
Bazzill Mud Pie
Recollections kraft
Pink by Design - Our Teachers

Teacher Gift

Here's the gift I made for Carver's teacher, Miss Erin. I couldn't find these tumblers at the dollar store anymore so I got a four pack of them on Amazon for way more than $1 a piece. I filled it with regular Via and a few iced Via. I used Cricut Craft Room to get the right size for the vinyl.
Cricut Craft Room
Pink by Design - Perk Up

 This is the cute little 3x3 card I made for Carver for his first day of school.
Pink by Design - School is Cool & School Days
Notebook paper

Friday, September 14, 2012

Another Layout

Good morning!! Here's another layout. :) I'm kind of getting into a groove and I'm loving it! I think a majority of it is that I got a ring bound scrapbook album to put all my pictures and the paper/stickers/etc that go with them into it as a holding place. That way, I just look at the first couple pictures and scrapbook those. It's my cheap version of a Scrap Rack.

These are the first pictures (not counting the ones in the layout from yesterday) after Carver was born.
 Sorry they're so washed out. We have a bunch of smoke hanging around and it's messing with my lighting. If you haven't heard, pretty much the entire state of Washington is on fire. It's pretty crazy.

Me & My Big Ideas - Mambi Sheets Baby Boy
Simple Stories - Baby Steps (the Baby Bingo card)
Maya Road - Canvas Banner Pieces
Recollecctions kraft
Pink by Design - Journaling

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Birth Layout

Yes, I know I said I'd post about teacher gifts next but... I thought you'd really like to see a layout since I haven't done one in FOREVER!!

These were the very first pictures taken after Carver was born. I picked up this clock page at an expo specifically for this page. I used a Quickutz die for the arrows to point to 12:59am which was the time Carver was born.

Sandylion - Baby Boy Words
Canvas Corp - clock face
Quickutz arrow die
Pink by Design - Baby Love & So Big (numbers)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

First Day of Preschool!

This is going to be a non-crafty post. I'll post my teacher gift and card for Carver tomorrow.
Carver started Preschool today! All last week he was saying he didn't want to go but he woke up this morning soooo excited to get to the school!!! 
Quick picture with Chris before he had to go to work. Chris was able to stop by the school for drop off so he got to see Carver again before school started. Notice the baby pictures on the way. He's growing up WAY too fast.
 Carver and I had the same idea :)
 Breakfast #1. I told Carver we could go to Starbucks for breakfast before school. However... I took a load of stuff to the car before we left and got locked out of the house!! Carver was with me so don't worry. But my phone and keys were all in the house. So we ran around to the back door to find out it was locked too. I tried to leverage it open (it's like a school bus window) but that didn't work. So I took a trusty hammer and smashed in the window. I have to say, it felt kind of good, but then I had to clean up the mess and call Chris to let him know. Anyways, with all that, we only had time to run into Starbucks, get my coffee and Carver's bagel and run back out. He ate some of it in the car on the way. That actually worked out pretty good. I stuck the cream cheese in the fridge at the church (I had MOMS group) and Carver was able to eat the rest on the way home after school.
 Is it time yet?

 Check out my backpack! He wouldn't take it off.
 Checking out the sign.
 Handsome boy
 The deer had to get in there too

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mark Your Calendars!

I am doing a couple craft shows over the next few months. If you are in the western WA area, come check them out and say hi!

October 6th 
Mason-Benson Club Craft Bazaar
Grapeview, WA (Mason Lake Dr)

November 17th
Meeker Holiday Bazaar
Meeker Middle School
Tacoma WA

I'll remind you when it gets closer and I'll let you know the addresses then as well. :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Eat. Sleep. Play

Today is a big day for birthdays. There's my friend, Mallorie, and "Mr Pink" Kyle Hamer (Pink Cricut/Pink by Design's husband). Since they both love football, I figured that's the type of card I'd make. Mallorie and I are big Seahawks fans and Kyle loves his Huskers.

Happy birthday you two!!!

Life's a Party 2.75"
Cuttlebug - Tiny Bubbles & Distressed Stripes
Pink by Design - Got Game

Friday, September 7, 2012

Mr & Mrs

Here's a card I made for the wedding we went to a few weeks ago. She's the one I hosted the wedding shower for, so I just had to use yellow in their wedding card. :)
Sweethearts 3.75"
Recollections - black & white
Bazzill - Desert Marigold
DCWV - Lemon Flower stack
Glitter Gems 
Pink by Design - Here Comes the Bride & Everyday banners

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Owl Be Thinking Of You

Hey everyone! Yesterday was my hubby's birthday so I took the day off of blogging. I loved that he got to do exactly what he wanted for his birthday - sit in a tree stand. haha Sept 1st was opening day for archery for deer. This is Chris's first year doing archery so he's really excited. He's been tracking some deer by his parents house as well as on the neighbor's property. While we were in Ellensburg last weekend he went out at least once a day. He's seen a lot of non-legal bucks and lots of does but nothing he can shoot yet.

Here's a card I made last week. It's for Pink by Design's Ink it to Pink challenge.
Create a Critter 2.5"
Core'dinations - Deep Navy & Jet Stream
DCWV - Green #1
Spellbinders Labels 8
Peachy Keen - Bird Faces & More
Pink by Design - You're a Hoot

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Giveaway Winner

The winner of the little giveaway I did this last week is:

I am a follower :)

Congrats Janice! Please email me at: with your mailing address.

Monday, September 3, 2012


Do you pin? I'm in the process of adding a bunch of projects to my pin boards so you should check them all out! I'll be catching it up with old projects over the next few days.

It Ends Tonight!

Just a reminder of the giveaway I'm doing. It ends tonight at 11:59p PST and I'll announce the winner tomorrow. There's a couple different ways to enter so head over to THIS post.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Celebrate Presents

***Don't forget my giveaway on THIS post. You have until Labor day at 11:59p PST***

My dad got married August 11th so we had to go down to Portland for that. Both my brothers were there and it was really great to spend time with them. My dad and my brother, Cody, both have birthdays in September. I didn't know if I'd see them before their birthdays (Cody lives in CO) so I decided to give them their birthday presents early. I made each of them a loaf of whole wheat honey bread and a batch of granola. It turned out that I saw my dad AND Cody the next weekend. haha Cody was coming through on his way to a wedding before going back to CO and I dropped of some supplies for the firefighters that were fighting the fire in my hometown, with my dad.

This is my dad's card
 Here's Cody's. I wanted them to be the same but different. I'm loving gray right now!!
Sweethearts 1.75"
Core'dinations - Elephant, Guava & Jet Stream
Divine twine
Marvy Uchida 2.5" punch (pink)
Pink by Design - Everyday Banners & Big Thoughts

Gray rectangle 2.5 x 4.5
Blue/Green square 2.5x2.5
Sketch: Mojo #253

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Golden Anniversary

***Don't forget my giveaway on THIS post. You have until Labor Day at 11:59pm PST***

A friend of mine asked me to make a wedding anniversary card for her. She said it was a 50th anniversary and this couple "is a hoot!" (her words). So this is what I came up with. I'm loving the little half pint sets from Pink by Design! There's two so far and they are so much fun. ;)
Sweethearts 3.75"
Recollections black
Glitter Gems
Gold stickles
Pink by Design - What's Your Number & Everyday Banners