Thursday, March 31, 2011

Some Imagine Cartridges For My Birthday

I've been away for quite awhile. Won't bore you with the details about why. However, I will share that these three cartridges are going to be delivered to my doorstep today for my birthday. Along with 3 others. Yep, I love when people give me gift cards for crafting! True friends support your habit. LOL!

Also I got a bunch of twinkling h20's from my sister! Can't wait to play around with those. They just arrived a couple days ago. Unfortunately I have had zero time to play with them since they have arrived. "But" I do have a couple card sets that turned out extremely well (I think) and am dying to share. I will do that tomorrow when I have an opportunity to photograph them.

Hope everyone is well. Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Various Layouts

Another Nates ABC cart. Love this one though. Had a lot of fun with it. Pulled out my community and everyday paperdolls. Pulled it all together.

Yeah, no carts. Nothing too wow or exciting. "BUT" I did manage to use up more ancient stash. Those dies are old. Really, really old. I just reached into the box and whatever I pulled out, I had to work with. PHEW! Glad that project is over. It was quick and relatively painless. I am sure I can jam a couple photos of jaryd on a trip on there. Yep... Glad I did it!

Not really diggin the colors on this layout. But oh well. Got to use Nates ABC's on this one for the train.


Thought I'd know of a great cart sale huh? LOL! Nope, just a silly layout using more of my stash. Yep, I said using my STASH. I know, I know. I usually just keep it around to look at... But today, I was wild and I actually USED it.

Cards were from a garage sale that I picked up like 3 years ago? Sports mania for the runner, grass, and finish line background.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I had a very relaxing and BEAUTIFUL birthday. It always rains on my birthday and this year, it was so brilliantly sunny that I was in awe for most the day. Thank you god for amazing family, friends, and all the little things I tend to take for granted - like chocolate and weather. :)

Happy Birthday To ME!!!

I have wanted these carts as soon as I was aware of their existence. But I was on a spending freeze and for ONCE I thought I'd wait for them to be a really really good deal. HA! Wouldn't you know that is when all the prices jumped to ungodly amounts and ebay became laughable? Yeah. Thats my luck. :)

So imagine my delight when I ran across them at cricut express for $21.95. I snabbed em'. Not sure if thats the amazing deal I was looking for, but I just HAD to have them and couldn't wait any longer. Besides the hubby wanted me to have a cartridge for my birthday. It was very important to him. So it was important to me. LOL!

Monday, March 21, 2011

I am Stylin'

Kate aka "froglegs" over at Sassy and Scrappy has generously offered up this award to me last week. Please go check her out. Lots of fun stuff going on at her site right now. There is even a blog hop!!! But I was diggin' her work with the Imagine. Lots to see that is for sure.

I am suppose to list 8 things and forward to 8 blogs but will you forgive me if I just tell you all to grab this one? Each of you have style because I wouldn't follow you otherwise! LOL! I hope Kate doesn't mind this cheater way of doing it this time. But I have the worst head cold and am just about ready to pass out. I didn't want to ignore her generous post from last week either. So please, please, please, everyone go see her and then post this award to your sites. Your all amazing. Big hugs. K

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Birthday

I used the Forever Young cartridge for this one. And stamps from Oriental Trading. You know, for an inexpensive stamp, they hold up really well. Now, if I can only remember to MAIL it this time. Do you ever do that? Make a card and than forget to send it? I turn 35 on Tuesday and already I am thinking about checking out retirement homes because I can't remember crap. 'But' I don't have gray hair yet. (Insert snicker here.) My best friend texted me that she has found her first gray hair. Her birthday was last month, so really its only a matter of time til' I have one. So for now I'll be happy with my memory loss. That way if I get a gray hair, I won't even remember. LOL! Have a good night.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Butterfly Thank You Cards

My birthday is next week and already I am in need of 'Thank You' cards for the kind things my friends do for me. I was already treated to an impromptu birthday luncheon. Those are so fun! Always full of laughter and tears. Love them!

So I had to run out and make a few quickies. Used Big Idea paper - just one 12"x12" piece was all it took to make 9 cards! Then cut background paper 1/4" larger than the other squares and adhered to card bases. Stamped on my sentiments (I think studio G stamps) and popped on some K & E butterflies to finish it off. Simple. And I love that each one is just a tad different than the rest.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good Luck! St. Patty's Day Gift Bag

TBBM baby! Then DC for the shamrock. Easy peasy! Going to fill with little chocolate coins and such. Fun!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Puppy Love

Here is a quick "Puppy Love" layout that I did a bit ago. Just used a couple sheets of My Big Idea paper and my paper pups cart. I must say, two of these pups are not ours, they are my moms. But since they live right next door and he spends alot of time with them, I included them too. I am often on dog duty at their house when they are out of town, so yeah, sometimes I have 6 dogs runnin' around here. Its crazy, but its fun. And Jaryd always has a great time with them all. I can't think of a better pet to grow up with than dogs. They are obedient. Faithful. And so full of devotion, I tell you, it doesn't get better than that! Happy day to ya'll.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Bananahead!

Hee hee hee... Don't ya'll love to torment your siblings? I DO! I DO!!!
"Bananahead" is a nickname for my sister. Don't even ask... I have no idea WHY I call her that. She doesn't have a head shaped like a banana. I came up with that name for her when I was like 5 and it stuck. In my defense, her name for me is much worse. I was just defending myself like the dork that I was/am. Her name for me is Gooch. Isn't that worse? Once I was older I asked where in the world she came up with that name. You know what she said?!!! From the Different Strokes show. It was the name for the bully that drove Arnold insane. Nice huh? Yeah, she loves me NOW. But I don't think she loved all that attention I tried to dote on her growing up. The nickname kinda gives it away. Apparently I was a pest. So glad that I did my best job as a little sister to annoy the crap out of her. Yep. Mission accomplished!

And as for the card... Well that would be the CAC cartridge and the Imagine. Hope you like it. And can I just say WELCOME to some new followers? So glad you came to join us. :) Keep it real ~ Kris

I should leave my blog unattended more often!

Thank you Jean from and both gave me this award. I am very honored that they thought to bestow this gift to me.

To accept this award you must list 5 reasons why you like crafting, pass it on to 5 others, post the award on your sidebar, and recognize the creator of award and link back to her blog which would be:

Five Reasons I like to craft are as follows:
1.) Its my "me" time.
2.) It is a great way to express myself.
3.) Anyone can do it! So I like to use it as an excuse to invite over friends.
4.) My hubby built me a room just for crafting, I guess thats reason enough. I can't very well play pool out there!
5.) I like having a hobby that gets me away from nascar and football. :) LOL!

The lucky five to get this award from me (in no particular order)are as follows:

http://sandyfromukiah.blogspot.comThank you ladies for sharing your inspiration with us every day.:)


From Scrappinfrog @

A special thank you for the lieber award from my froggy friend at lovin my stuff. Also known as the green chic. :)

The Liebster Blog award is given to bring new blogs to light. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.
How great is this? I have been blogging for a year and its been a trial. I am so not computer savvy and I fight for the time to create and post. But I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for checking in from time to time and commenting. Those are treasured and keeps me going! There are so many amazing blogs. But its especially tough for those just starting out. Lets show some love!---- Um, okay. I was going to promote new blogs, but I don't know of any! Everyone is far more established than I could ever be! Shoot. I guess I'll just post 3 that I go to alot. Will that work?

The 3 that I chose are:


Is from I've been following her for quite awhile, but not sure how she stumbled on to me. I am usually too shy to post to her site. Lots of great stuff there! Thank you for following me and also for thinking I have style. I am truly touched.

If I understand it right, I need to list seven random things about myself and pass it on to five other people. So here it goes...

1.) I 'am' random.
2.) French Silk pie from the Wildplum is my most favorite pie in the world.
3.) I like red lipstick.
4.) I think copper is an overlooked color, but I love it.
5.) I prefer silver jewelry to gold.
6.) I like rings better than necklaces.
7.) I love the banana's the most out of all the runt candies.

And passing it on will be a breeze. Check out these lovely ones!

What can I say? I think I've given each of these blogs awards before, but I love them! Everyone deserves these treasures. So if you are not listed, GRAB IT ANYWAYS!!! I'd be honored to pass it along to ALL OF YOU!

Thank you to all my new and old followers. Your designs, your creativity, and humor, lightens my days and inspires me daily. Hugs, Kristie