Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Friday!!!

TGIF, right??? I'm trying to stick to my guns, sort to speak, and start blogging more regularly and what do you know??? Here I am posting another project within the same week in the same month!  Go me!  I was surfing around Northridge Publishing's website, the publisher that produces the Cricut magazines and many others, and found a list of contest/challenges for entry.  I decided to give the list a go and created this fun scrapbook page for the I love my Pet theme sponsored by Cricut mags.  My boyfriend and I adopted Kitty McLovin in the fall and this layout, although the pics were taken at Christmas with me and my sister, is entirely dedicated to her and how much fun she has been to have around these past few months.  I didn't use a specific layout  for the page,  I just put a bunch of fun things together using the Cricut Lite Meow cartridge (sooo fun!!) I thought would mesh well.  I hope you enjoy the project.  I'm providing the link to the various contest/challenges below so you too can get in on the fun!

Happy Crafting!!!

Northridge Publishing Link:

Project supplies:  Cricut Lite Meow cartridge, Cat and Purr sign cut at 3.5", fish border cut at 1.5", embellishments are from an old stock, sorry do not have all the names of the companies, Patterned paper was by DCWV, Plain paper from SUp!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bad Blogger/My Pink Stampers Pinkalicious Blog Hop!

Hi All,

I'm such a bad blogger.  I think the reason for this is my lack of knowledge on how to build a fun blog.  I envy the bloggers that have these adorable avatars that appear in their image on their blog!  I've considered hiring someone to create a blog that I've envisioned but since this is not my full time job, I have second thoughts on investing the money.  Maybe one day my dream of being a full time crafter will come true, until then my day job as a Research Scientist keeps me busy and thus away from my blog and sometimes my crafts :-(  However, fear not I am still trying to stick with it and find the time everyday to upload to this blog.  I think I can spare a few minutes at night to just sit down and type some free flow thoughts, we'll see how this plays out.  This has been a recurring theme on my blog and I have yet to fully live up to my own expectations. 

So with spring right around the corner and the onset of daylights savings time (yippee)!  I'm going to try my best to balance the crafting with some outdoor activities!!  I was roaming some blogs last night and realized that it was My Pink Stamper's Blog Hop this past Friday!  I missed the live streaming, bummer but did jump from blog to blog to see what fun things were created and possibly be inspired to create something fun too (Thanks Robyn and company!!)  The theme was St. Patrick's Day.  The rules were to "Think Green" and create a card, layout, mini book, home decor, party item etc.  As I was blog hopping I came upon Angela's site Simple Creations and her card using hearts to for a clover.  What a clever idea, so I thought I would borrow that bit of her idea and create a treat box for my co workers!  I pulled out my Sweethearts cartridge and cut out 4 scalloped hearts at 1.5", secured with a brad as Angela showed in her project and stamped one heart with Good Luck (as I do not own any Happy St. Patty's Day stamps??? what is up with that???), viola a clover!  Now I noticed that my clover has 8 leaves and not the traditional 4, so I'm guessing that means twice the luck.  The treat box was cut using my Sizzix machine and the matchbox die available from Stampin'Up!  I secured my clover onto my box using a stampin dimensional and now it is ready to be filled with treats and shared!  I have the complete recipe at the bottom of the page...let me know what you think!  I haven't had comments on here in awhile and I really love hearing your thoughts.  Special thanks to Robyn and her blog hopping crew for continually providing me inspiration for both crafting and blogging! 

Happy Crafting!


Cardstock, Lucky limeade:  SUp! Polka dot paper: from random 6X6 stack that I lost the name to (sorry!)
Stamp sentiment: Hampton Art Clear stamps
Ink:  Garden Green, SUp!
Matchbox Sizzix die:  SUp!
Brad: SUp!
Hearts that form clover:  Cricut Cartridge Sweethearts, cut <HartSclp> at 1 1/2" 4 times
Adhesive: SUp! snail and dimensional

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