Thursday, May 27, 2010

Make the "dash" count...

Standing at my loved ones graves, looking at the dates, it hit me. Everything about them summed up by a birthdate, a dash, and a date of death. How can something like a insignifacant "dash" represent an entire life? I thought about that as I plucked a few weeds and laid the flowers. Scrapbooking and documenting our lives is so very important. I vow to get better at it. I want my family to know my faults, my quirks, my kindness. I want them to know me - beyond a simple dash and a couple of dates. But even more than that. With or without scrapbooking, I want my dash to count. I want my life to matter. Here's to making that dash count!

Hope everyone remembers their loved ones this weekend and always. God bless.

Retiring Cartridges

Everyone probably knows this already. But just in case (a few surprised me?!)here is the list: Christmas Cheer, Street Sign, Sans Serif, Printing Press, All Mixed Up, Stamped, Design Calendar, Paper Pup, Blackletter, Christmas Solutions, and Tags/Bags/Boxes...

Wowser. Didn't Design Calendar just come out last year? Anyhow, I just thought I'd share in case you'd want to bump a couple up on your list. :) Have a fantastic Memorial weekend.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Attitude Is Everything

Tinkerbell cut at 5" - I think that is the smallest that I would want to cut/work with on her. Her eyes and mouth pieces were so small its a wonder I even got those placed.

Front:


Inside:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

M.I.A....Explanation.

Apparently some of my "secret" followers are getting worried about the lack of posts to my blog. I guess you call them "lurkers"... Anyhow, several kind ladies have emailed me to ask why I am not posting more and inquiring if I am okay. The answer??? I am absolutely wonderful and appreciate your concern. :)

I was on such a roll there for a bit that it does seem like I just dropped off the face of the earth huh? I am going to try to get better and get back to posting and visiting everyones blogs. (Thank you for your patience with me!)Its so fun!

Honestly, I "have" been really busy. We all struggle with it though. So I will not whine. But I will try to explain. :) I work a full time job and have a hubby and kiddo. So as soon as dinner is done, I beat feet to the door to get 2-4 miles of walking done or catch a swim class to get my exercise crap done for the night. Get home, do the dishes, nudge kid to the shower, spend a bit of time with him after he gets out, then scoot him to bed. Then its my dh turn to get my attention while I squeeze in laundry, bill paying, and whatever else is slapping me in the face at the moment. SOOOOO after all that, if I am not ready to pass out, I can sneak out to the craft room for a bit. SOMETIMES. But not always. Often, I squeeze my crafting in on the weekends when J is out swinging in the backyard or chasing the dogs.

So all is well here. Really!!! Hey, I even was a winner on showcase #5 on Audreys blog @ cuteandsome.blogspot.com Can't post a pic of the award to prove it though cause' she changed her showcase a bit. But really, it did happen! LOL! I know, I was amazed too. There are so many talented ladies competing, I almost didn't go back and look. But I just love Audrey's site and have to check it whenever I can. :)

I was working on some baby hangers for a friend this weekend. I will try to get a pic of those and get them posted too. So there you have it. In case anyone else was wondering, I have not dropped off the earth. I am just dangling doing chinups. LOL! Take care everyone ~ Kristie

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Graduation Card

I had a order last night for a graduation card. She needed it quickly and didn't want a lot of fuss. Immediately thought of Hello Kitty - So great for any girl card I think. Looked up the school colors online and viola! Here she is :)



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Preserves Cartridge

New in package. Anyone want it for $25.00 plus the cost of shipping? Let me know. :)

Happy Birthday!



You're Great


Again, super simple. But I needed a quick card to let someone know what they do is appreciated.

Simple Thank You Cards Using Scraps





As the title suggests, just super simple thank you cards thrown together with some scraps.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mom Day...

Here is a card that I made with my new Cricut CAKE Cartridge. Yep... DH and super sweet kiddo went to M's and bought me THREE Cricut Cake Cartridges for Mothers Day. I am so spoiled! Lantz wanted to see something created with the new carts so I was goofing around and came out with this one. This is from the Holiday Cake Cartridge. Fun, huh?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Just Relax ...






Not sure who this card is going to go to. But I am being super lazy today and thought this was very fitting for my mood. You could soooo find me lazing on a chaise such as this today. (If I had one!) LOL!

A card for my grandma. :)







Heritage cart again. And some more flower soft. I am just love playing!

Mothers Day Card






This is a card I made for my mom. I used the heritage cartridge and some flower soft. I love how it turned out.