Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Disney Wedding Layouts!

Here is another layout that I completed for my Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Scrapbook! It features a page for my sisters and a page for a few of my family and friends. I hope you enjoy!

Lovely Blog Award

Thank you Sheena & Valerie for giving me the lovely award!

These are the 15 blogs that are new to me that I am passing the award to:

1. Linda
2. Robyn
3. Christina
4. Malisa
5. Lia
6. Jeri
7. Kay
8. Jeannie
9. Monique
10. Linzie
11. Jan
12. Nancy
13. Rebecca
14. Lillian
15. Diannew

Here are the rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Episode #1 "My Friend" Card

I finally took the plung and made a tutorial video. This video shows how to make a quick and easy card for a friend or loved one! I did discover after uploading it that I need to work on better lighting. I apologize that it is a little dark, but I will work on that for my next video! I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Disney Blog Candy Giveaway!

This Blog Candy Giveaway is NOW CLOSED!
Blog Candy Includes: Three 12x12 colored Disney papers, Three packages of Disney stickers/embellishments, one Cricut-made Mickey Paper Die-cut, one Cricut-made Mickey Paper Silhouette, and one pair of Disney Mickey-Head Scissors.
I am having this blog candy giveaway as a friendly “Welcome” to all of my new subscribers/followers and as a "Thank You" to all who have inspired me through their wonderful creations and tips! I am a newbie to the blog community and it is great to have all of your wonderful feedback each time I post!

I chose to give away a Disney Themed Pack! As most of you can tell by my past posts, I am a huge Disney fan. So, I thought having a Disney giveaway would be perfect!

So what do you have to do to win?
1. Subscribe to my blog
2. Just leave one friendly comment on this post
3. Leave a way to contact you within your comment
4. If you have a blog, please link this blog candy post on your blog.

I will draw the winner by random on Saturday, July 4th.
(Happy Independence Day!)
Names entered after 12:00pm noon CST on that date will not be entered.
I will mail to anywhere in the world.
Good Luck!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Disney Wedding Layouts

I have been in the process of working on my wedding scrapbook for a year now! I thought I would post the layouts that I have completed so far. I have quite a few left to complete, but these are the finished ones. My husband and I had a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding at Walt Disney World in June 2008. It was the best day of my life and I love reliving it in my layouts. I will post each new layout as I finish them. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 26, 2009

My NEW Cricut Expression! HURRAY!

I finally did it! I have been wanting to upgrade from my baby bug to the Cricut Expression for a while now and I took the plung today! After playing with it for several hours today, I just love all the extra goodies that the E has that I was never able to do with my baby bug. I am a school teacher and can't wait to put it to wonderful use for my classroom. I am off to play some more!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I was recently introduced to Waterfall Cards through a friend. The cards are interactive when you pull the tab! They are really fun to make too!These are a few that I have created recently:

I hope you enjoyed!
I received my instructions from a friend, but I was able to find them online too! You can find the detailed instructions at: www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/waterfall_card/
Also, there is an amazing video done by The Pink Stamper! She is amazing!
It is Episode #39 on her blog. You can view it at: http://thepinkstamper.blogspot.com/2008/05/waterfall-card.html
Check out all her other videos while you are there too! She is FABULOUS!

Cards Made Using My Cricut & Cuttlebug

I wanted to share a few cards I have made during the June holidays and events! I try to use my Cricut and Cuttlebug with every card or page layout I create. I want to get my moneys worth, but I also think both products make any project POP! I hope you enjoy!

This is the card I made for my husband on our first anniversary this year. We were married one year ago as of June 17th. Our wedding was in Walt Disney World, so I had to put a Mickey on the card!

I made this card and envelope for my father-in-law for Father's Day!

... and this card and envelope was made for my grandfather on Father's Day!

I love making coordinating envelopes for all my cards!!!

These last two cards I made for FUN!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Scrap Room

This is my very first video attempt! I wanted to share my Craft Room with everyone! I hope you enjoy!



Recent Creations

I thought I would share a few of the cards and goodies I have created since I got my Cuttlebug last week. I hope you enjoy!

As you can tell, I was on a brown and pink kick! Hee, hee!

...and an orange kick!

More to come soon...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Coordinating Card

Here is the card that I created for my sister's birthday. This will go along with the word book I will be giving her.

First Challenge Entry - Color Challenge #4: Pink Stamper

Here is the creation I am using for not only a sweet sixteen gift for my little sister, but also as an entry for the Color Challenge #4 by the Pink Stamper. This is a HAPPY word book that I combined embellishments with to read, "HAPPY Sweet Sixteen Rana". This is only the second word book I have created... I also made one for my mother's birthday last week. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hello Blogging World!

This is my first official blog. Hurray! I have been lurking around many wonderful blogs for some time now and thought it was time to start my own. I have learned so many great ideas from some very creative blog keepers, so thank you to all of you who have inspired me.

I have always had a passion for crafts and picture-related hobbies. I can remember as a small child looking over my grandparents' old photo albums over and over with fascination, or watching my grandmother create her wonderful ceramic masterpieces in her garage ceramic shop, or obsessing over taking pictures at every family get-together. Creativity, crafts, and the importance of keepsakes have been instilled in me from a very young age.

Although I have always had this passion, I was not official introduce into the scrapbooking world until my sophomore year of high school. I discovered my new friend's family had recently opened a scrapbook store in our community. At that point I did not know what official scrapbooking was... I just owned a few albums that I strategically kept my photos and memorabilia in... I thought that was being creative. On my first visit to her store, I did not know what to expect until I walked in. I was like a child in a candy store. Beautiful colors and textures bounced back at me from every direction as I walked up and down the isles in amazement. The were papers, pens, stickers, ribbons, tools, and scrapbook creations as far as the eye could see. My friend took me to the area were she kept her personal scrapbooks and showed me some of her creations. I was amazed... I had never seen anything like it. She then ask me, "Would you like to help me make something?" Of course I accepted, but I found myself just sitting there in amazement as she went to work. She had a gift that I knew I could achieve too.

Before I left that day I knew exactly what I wanted to do... I wanted my family to own a scrapbook store!!! Hee, hee! Yeah... that never happened. However, I did visit her store frequently during the next few weeks as I worked on a present for my mother's birthday. I collected some old pictures from around the house and snuck them out to create a framed picture collage for my mother. I am still proud of that page to this day. My friends' family was so generous in allowing me to us some of their supplies at no cost. That event lead to my now loved hobby of scrapbooking and paper crafts.