May 28, 2010

Father's Day is Coming!!!

Father's Day is coming up fast. Are you ready? I'm not, but here's a start.

May 26, 2010

My First Scrapbooking Pages

I haven't scrapbooked since I was a senior in High School. Okay, that was only like 7 years ago. But the world of scrapbooking has definitely changed. Its better now! There are so many cute papers, embellishments, ribbons, etc. that you can use to scrapbook. I never though I would get into it again, because it seems like an overwhelming task to get caught up, but I decided to start with my kids. They are young and if I can just keep up with them, I should be able to have a scrapbook from birth through highschool done before they get married :)

I'm starting with child #2 because child #1's pictures are all in storage in the States. I have been looking at layouts (LO) and sketches that others have done for the past couple of months. There's so many cute ideas out there for LO's. One thing I've noticed is that its very popular to have a lot of empty space or a lot of embellishments (stickers, ribbon, buttons, brads, etc.) and only one or 2 pictures per page. I find that I prefer lots of pictures on my page. Maybe because I don't have a lot of the cutesy stuff yet lol.

May 20, 2010

Sharing the Sweetness!

I've sure been posting a lot of cards lately and not much of anything else. It seems like I go through phases...sometimes I'm really into cooking, other times its sewing, right now its card making. Soon it will be scrapbooking once I get all the awesome supplies I ordered from DID YOU KNOW THAT CROP CHOCOLATE NOT ONLY HAS THE LOWEST PRICES FOR ALL YOUR SCRAPBOOKING AND CRAFTING NEEDS, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $60 AND OFFER A 20% YES 20% MILITARY DISCOUNT!!!!???? DID YOU KNOW THAT!? WHY WOULD YOU SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE?

To shop with Crop you have to create an account. If you don't mind, tell them you heard it through me and give them my email address (clint dot katie at gmail dot com). Then after you place your order, email their customer service (cs at cropchocolate dot com) and ask them for a military discount if you have an APO or FPO address. If you don't have an APO/FPO address, just mention my name (Katie :) ) and they will refund you 20% discount. Not many companies give military discounts anymore, especially a 20% discount! Thats huge! I just got $19 knocked off my most recent order plus free shipping! Not only do they offer several great deals a day, they have the most amazing customer service around!

Having is better than having an LSS (local scrapbooking store)!!!!!

~See below for a shout out to an awesome new blog~

Shout Out!!!

I just wanted to tell all of you about my sister-in-law's new blog! She just started it and already has put up some amazing projects she's completed. She's so talented she puts me to shame! Go check her out at Homemade Pizzazz.

May 13, 2010

Thank-You Card #2

I've had people make fun of me for taking pictures of the cards I make, but I think its great to share ideas. I have a hard time coming up with cute ideas and like to see what other people have done. So I like to share so others can find good ideas as well. Not that there aren't a MILLION other places to look.

May 12, 2010

Masculin Happy Birthday Card

I used Cricut Cartridge Beyond Birthdays-rectangle card and "Happy Birthday"
Cricut Cartridge Simply Sweet-Circle and gift
The paper and ribbon is all from the Basic Grey Mellow collection pack.

Happy 22nd Birthday Card

May 11, 2010

Great Giveaway!!!

Check out this blog for a chance to win some amazing prizes, including Cricut cartridges, and a Gypsy!!

Obsessed With Scrapbooking

May 9, 2010

Cricut Expression Cover

This cover was made the same way as the Sewing Machine cover found HEREI simply used the following measurements:
Center strip: 7" x about 36"
2 Side rectangles: 8" x 22.5"
I used a 1/2" seam allowance.
Very simple and fast. And protects your machine from dust, dirt, moisture, and 2-year-olds' handprints!!

May 3, 2010

Bon Voyage Card #1

I'm saying goodbye to several friends this week, so I've been making goodbye cards. Here is the first one I made.
*cricut cartridge "Beyond Birthdays"