Thursday, December 30, 2010

The End of The Year!

Can you believe it!  It's the end of 2010, my, where has the time gone!  This year has been pretty awesome for me, I have learned lots of new things in the crafting world and can't wait to learn more!  I apologize for the lack of post(s), but the end of the year has been very busy for me at work and at home! So here is what I have been up to: On November 30th, I took advantage of the Stampin' Up kit sale and purchased the kit!  Not sure what I am going to do with that yet, I'm thinkin' it may be just as a hobbiest!  They had such an over whelming response, they actually have things on back order and I am impatiently waiting for the rest of my kit! LOL  I am very excited tho!  I finally opened all of the boxes I received on Monday night, I've never used SU so this is an adventure!  In early December, I made 40 Christmas Cards to send out to my family and friends!  I was really proud of myself, this is the first year that I have made Christmas Cards, as I am new to card making but loving it so far. If you look back at my posts, I think November 13th, well thats the card I made.  Other than that, I am planning a baby shower for my sweet friend Teresa and am working on invites, etc. for that!  I will post those soon.  Until next time! I HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~Miranda~

Monday, December 13, 2010

Say "Thank You" to a Soldier

Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking asked that we spread the news!  Xerox has an awesome program!  You just go to their sight Let's Say Thanks   pick a predesigned postcard, add your name and choose a sentiment  and they will print and mail the postcard off to the soldier!   It's quick and easy.  You don't even have to register!  It takes about two minutes, literally!  Take the time and THANK a SOLDIER  for all that they do for us!  The link to Let's Say Thanks is above or you can click the button on the top right of my blog!  And don't forget to spread the news! 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Freebie Friday Dec 3, 2010 - DCWV™ GIVEAWAY

Check out this awesome giveaway!

Roberts Arts & Crafts has teamed up with DCWV for an awesome, did I say AWESOME giveaway! 

"DCWV™ is also sponsoring this week's Freebie Friday Giveaway. This is our biggest, most amazing Freebie Friday Giveaway yet! We are so excited! The prize for the lucky winner is over $450.00 in DCWV™ product (photographed and listed below).

  • Vinyl--We grow Great
  • Vinyl--Such a big
  • Vinyl--Life is not
  • Wall Art--Puppy Dog Tails
  • Wall Art--Crowns
  • Wall Art--Paris Weekly
  • 12x12 Eco Stack
  • 12x12 All About Girls Stack
  • Sweets Icon Epoxy Stickers
  • 8x8 La Crème Stack
  • 4.5x6.5 Pets Stack
  • 12x12 Rock star Stack
  • 4.5x6.5 Old World Stack
  • Metropolitan Box of Cards
  • Brights Box of Cards
  • 8x8 Jewels Stack
  • 8x8 Linen Stack
  • 12x12 Natural Stack
  • 4.5x6.5 Café Mediterranean Stack
  • 8x8 Mariposa Stack
  • 8x8 Mango Frost Stack
  • 4.5x6.5 Safari Kids Stack
  • Mango Frost pop-up shapes
  • Rock Star Metal Plaques-Diva
  • 8x8 Street Lace Paper Stack
  • Street Lace Epoxy Alpha Stickers
  • 12x12 Colorful Life Paper Stack
  • Colorful Life Chipboard Pop-ups
  • 12x12 Black Currant Paper Stack
  • All Occasion glitter Rub-ons
  • All Occasion Alpha Epoxy Stickers
  • Animal Crackers Icon Pop-up stickers
  • Be Mine Alpha Epoxy Stickers
  • Be Mine Saying Pop-up Stickers
  • Blossoms Icon Epoxy Stickers
  • Grade School Rub-ons
  • Grade School Icon Pop-up stickers
  • Grade School Icon Epoxy Stickers
  • Mariposa Alpha Epoxy Stickers
  • Nana's Kids Rub-ons"

Friday, November 26, 2010

Baby Card

Happy day after Thanksgiving!  Did everyone find awesome Black Friday deals today!  I was lucky enough to get everything I went shopping for!  YIPPY!!!  I bought two new Cricuit Lite Cartridges Inspired Heart and Jolly Holidays for $20.00 each, what a deal.  I also bought me a HP Photosmart Plus Printer! Merry Christmas to me!!!!!  lol  I have a busy weekend planned, a baby shower tomorrow and Poker-Keno with my Mommy on Sunday!  I whipped up a quick baby card tonight to go with my gift for tomorrow, let me know what you think!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! : )

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I've been sooooo busy with life, I haven't had a moment to myself.  But tonight I stole an hour to (1) play with my Christmas present from my wonderful children - MY GYPSY and (2) make a card.  It's a simple card but a card nonetheless!  Check it out!

Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mojo Monday 164

Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  Finally I was able to get some crafting done!  I used the sketch from Mojo Monday #164 to create my card.  Other than the stitching I don't think its that bad.  lol  Today is the first time I ever sewed my card or anything for that matter.  I bought the crafting sewing machine about 6 months ago, my mom showed me how to use it one weekend and I never touched it again.  I don't know how to sew as you can tell on my card but I kinda like the look of it so I'll keep practicing.  Take a look and tell me what you think!  P.S.  there are no lines on the sewing machine to help me keep the stitching straight, I maybe should get my trusty ruler out and draw some!  Any tips are welcomed!!!!  : )

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mojo Monday 163 - CONTEST

Happy Sunday!!!!  It's that time again......Mojo Monday 163 Sketch Contest:
And the card I made:

For this card, I used Me & My Big Ideas Christmas Paper Stack, red card stock and white card stock.  The "Christmas Turtle" is a digi from Whimsy Stamps, I colored it with colored pencils.  I used an ek scallop punch and stickles on the santa hat and bow on the present.  Thanks for taking a look! =) 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #4 - Birthday Sketch Challenge

Create a Layout, Card, or Altered project using the SKETCH provided. Your project must have a BIRTHDAY THEME and include BUTTONS in some way.
Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include atleast 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify. This challenge is open to Cricut Circle Members only. Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. You must submit a project to be entered into the drawing. Entries are due by 11:59 pm MST on Thursday, November 4th, 2010. This week the winner will get to choose their prize from three options! The WINNER will be able to choose whether they want to a) have $25 added to their account, b)receive TWO Embossing Plus folders (Vintage Collage & Embossed Tags), OR c) receive the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge! Awesome!
Here is the SKETCH:

This is my take on the sketch:  Brayden's 5th Birthday (His Hunting Party)

I cut my circle at 5 inches using Plantin School Book Cartridge.  The Happy Birthday was cut at 2 inches and it was cut from Beyond Birthdays.  The deer were cut from Wildlife Cricut Lite Cartridge at 2 inches.  I ran my circle and the deer through the cuttlebug to give it some texture.  Oh and I apologize for the date stamp on the bottom of my pics, forgot to turn it off! :)

Don't forget I love and appreciate all comments!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #175

Saturday Sketch Challenge #175

Hello everyone and welcome to a new Saturday Sketch Challenge from the Stamping 411 Operators!

This week's sketch may look a little more complicated than usual but it's really not ... you just need to break it down into pieces and you'll see how easy it is. We hope you'll try your hand at it this week.

So as most of you know, I am brand new to card making, but I am trying.  lol  I came across this blog and decided to take the is my entry.  I made a Birthday card for my Mother-in-law who loves to play Bingo, her birthday is in a couple of weeks.  Hope you like it! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Okay, I know I am cutting in close in getting my entry in so here it is!

The theme for this month’s challenge is all about celebrating the reasons why you love to create! Please create a scrapbook page or home decor project CELEBRATING CREATIVITY. Project must be newly created for this challenge and should include atleast 2 cuts to qualify. You must also:
  • Use the Shadow Feature
  • Use Patterned Paper (purchased, printed, or created with stamps, etc.)
  • Use Embellishments to Enhance One of the Cuts (pearls, buttons, gems, glitter, etc.)
This challenge is open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your entry must meet the requirements above in order for your name to be entered into a random drawing for the Original Scrapbox WorkBox. You must submit a project to be entered into the drawing. Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Entries are due by 11:59 pm MST on Saturday, October 30th, 2010.

My entry for the Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge is  near and dear to my heart, it is a tribute to my Aunt Jennie who lost a battle with lung cancer a little over 5 years ago.  She was my mom's big sister and very special to me.  She was my mom away from home! I spent as much time with her throughout my life as I possibly could!  Her children and I are very close and everyone in our family misses her very much!  She is gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN!  

  Thanks for taking the time to look at my Layout! =)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Had a busy Weekend!

I had a pretty busy weekend, on Friday I went to Boo At the Zoo with two of my grandsons, my son and his family, my really good friend Teresa and her sweet little boy DJ and my step-son of sorts! We had a great time! Here are a few pics.....
 DJ and Brayden
 Bray, Teresa & DJ
 Our Little Monkey, Hilton!
 Michael, Ina and Hilton
 Sweet Hilton
 My little Motor Cross Man - Brayden
 DJ, Devin, Brayden, Katlyn and Hilton

 Had a baby shower to attend today (Sunday) and realized I forgot to get a card so I made a quick card using New Arrival Cricut Cart.  I cut the elephant at 3 inches.  The paper is COLORBOK and the ribbon is from Wal-Mart.  Hope you enjoy!
Oh and I made the cake as well!  Check it out!
Thanks for visiting my blog.  Have a great week!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #161

This is the card I created for the Mojo Monday Challenge #161. I created this card to use as a note card for my daughter for a little encouragement.  Sometimes she just needs to be reminded how wonderful of a person she really is!  Thanks for taking a look! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cricut Circle Challenge #3 - Giving Thanks Card

Weekly Challenge #3: AUTUMN SPLENDOR! Color Challenge
Fall is all about the beautiful, seasonal colors and warm, cozy textures. This week we want you to INCORPORATE THE COLORS PROVIDED in the swatch above (gray, orange, tan and burgundy), AND add lots of TEXTURE to your project.

I used the Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Lite Cartridge to cut the cornucopia at 2 inches and the sentiment at 1 1/2 inches.  I pop dotted both images.  I used my cuttlebug to add some texture to the patterned paper. And used textured paper for the card front. 
Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Boo Halloween Card

I made this "Boo" Halloween card using the Cricut Cartridge "Wild Card" I cut the card at 5 1/2 and used the pumpkin card image in the book just as it is, except for a few embellishments.  I used some glitter glue in the eyes and mouth to give it a little bling and added a little bow. I inked the edges of the pumpkin, grass and boo with black ink.  I drew in the lines to give the pumpkin a little depth! 
Hope you like it, thanks for taking a look! I'm still learning and having a great time doing it! :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Simple Halloween Card

                                                    (Outside view of card)
                                          (Inside view with stamped sentiment)

Happy Friday!!!  My Grandson, Brayden (5 yrs) and I were looking through some Halloween paper to make a card and he picked out the patterned paper we used on this simple Halloween card.  He really liked it so we didn't want to cover it.  Hope you like it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #2: THINK PINK!

So the Cricut Circle challenge for this week:
Use Pink, Ruffles, Scallops, Flourishes, Glitter and Jewels ( incorporate any 3 on your project)

I used Pink, Jewels, Glitter and a little flourish!

A really good friend of mine, Teresa, (more like another daughter) is excepting a Baby Girl in March, so I made a layout to welcome Baby Ava!  All we need is to add her pic and some journaling when she arrives!  Can't wait to meet her!

Thanks for taking a look!  All comments welcomed! 


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Baby Hilton's Arrival

About 3 months ago we had a new addition to our family, my grandson, Hilton was born to my son, Michael and his wife, Ina.  I am finally getting around to putting that happy moment in a scrapbook.  This is one of my pages! 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #159

So I am really new at making cards and consider myself a beginner in paper crafting in general.  But I came across the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog and decided to give it a try.  So here is my creation.....since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to do a breast cancer card.  I used Colorbok patterned paper as well as glitter paper, I cut the scalloped circle using the Cricut Lite Lacey Labels and the bra is part of a free breast cancer awareness stamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  Thanks for taking a look at my card!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Give Thanks LO

This is a LO I did for the Club CK Holiday Head Start Thanksgiving Challenge.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trick-or-treat LO

I created this layout for one of the Holiday Head Start Challenges on Club CK.  We had to use one of the Halloween Accents available for download on their site. I used the pumpkins (my first time coloring anything to use on a layout), the bats (enhanced with stickles so they could be seen easier), the black rat and the title cut and inked with black.  I used purple textured card stock with pattered paper from Debbie Mumm for Joann Fabrics Autumn Stack.  Now all I need are some cute Halloween pics of my grandsons to fill the spots!


Monday, October 4, 2010

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #1

I made this Thank You Card using French Manor Cart for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #1! My card is 4in by 5.5in.  I cut my birdtile at 3 in. and used the layer feature.  I used pink and clear stones to bling it up!  I used green card stock and patterned paper from my stash. The Thank You stamp is from stampology. I am new to card making and stamping.  And brand new to this blog thing, so I hope I am doing this correctly!  Please bear with me! Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation!  : )

Here We Go!

Okay, so here we go, I have no clue what I am doing!  But I know I want to share my love for crafting with family and friends (old, new and future)!  I find myself wanting to participate in challenges lately and almost all ask for a link to my creations, so I am creating that link!  I hope I am doing this correctly and welcome all help!  Please your comments will be greatly appreciated on both what I should do with this blog and any advice you may have on my creations.  Thanks!