I wish I had my own Scrapbook Store!!! I wish I could teach Scrapbooking and Cardmaking!!! I wish I could just do crafting all the time!!!

I have started to believe that work is getting in the way of my serious play. LOL!!! I love to Scrapbook and make cards and all kinds of Paper Crafts. I have the Cricut Expression and Love Love Love It too!!!. Have a wonderful husband whom I cherish and thank god for every day. My son who is 30 now is starting his own business and is a slow start but he's working on it. I have many wonderful friends whom I couldn't live without. Hope you enjoy seeing all my creations and I hope you will share yours with me too.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thanks so much to MSJAY for this award, make sure to check out her blog for some really great candy wrappers of all types too. http://simplefavors.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cindys Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Project for Anything Goes......

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you had a Wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season. I have so missed you all and Blogging and everyhing. After being unenployed for a year, I finally found and started a new job a few months ago as a Community Liaison for a local Nursing Home/Rehabilitation Place which I have done for the last 12 years and also about 3 weeks before I got that job I also started selling my scrapbooking stuff at a local green market too. Between Working 40 to 50 hours a week and selling all day on Sunday and trying to make enough stuff the other nights of the week the pace is just to much for me and I find I cannot keep up, so sadly I will have to give up the Green Market. But that will allow me to begin blogging again and keeping up with all of you and your blogs !!!!! Yeah!!!! Here are a couple of Scrapbook pages I made and framed, they were so super easy but I think they came out really cute dont you???? Also dont forget to visit us at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats and entering in your project for Anything Goes too..... you can get there by clicking on the blinky to the left of here.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

School Days Scrapbook for Cricut Mini Album Design Team

Ok so Back to school was the theme for this challenge and here is mine. It is made from one piece of 12"x 12" kraft Cardstock folded in quarters, and then I cut one of the folds just to the center and then folded the piece into squares and decorated..... It was fun and fast and turned out cute. I use the following cricut cartridges to decorate it: Hello Kitty greetings for the apple and books and Hello Kitty Font for the school Days words, The bird is from Three birds on parade, and the Library pocket is from Fabulous Finds.... The other graphics are digitals i had and I just resized for this mini and cut them out........ Thanks for looking. Oh yeah and if you want to go to the Cricut Mini Album website, just click on the link to the left, They are looking for more Design Team Members to join us.......

Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Project

Here is a TeePee Card I made for the Challenge over at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats, The Challenge was to make something that opened uncoventionally..... Here is my take. Its really easy too, just take 3 squares all the same size, fold each one diagonally and then glue each one to the other at the tips and along that side to form the teepee and then decorate with decorative papers and embellishment, Oh and I put a little piece of velcro to hold it together at the opening so it will stand up. This one is made with 4" x 4" squares but if you make them with 12"x12" squares you can decorate as a centerpiece too. I will probably post one of those for Thanksgiving so keep a look out......

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My First Paper Bag Mini for Cricut Mini Albums DT.

Wow...... I couldn't believe how much fun this paper bag mini album was and fast to put together too. I was asked to teach a class for family members of Alzheimers patients on how to scrapbook their loved ones memories and pictures and to make it a mini and of course lowest cost, so I came up with this and of course had to make one to show and this is it...... Oh and by the way the class was a success and we are gonna meet again to finish what we started and then do something else too...... Thanks for looking...... Oh and please go to Cricut Mini Albums site by clicking on the link to the left and check out all the other mini's for this month, there are some really cute one there too.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Been a While since I Posted !!!

I've been doing alot of different things, like going to Myrtle Beach for a much needed vacay. We had a blast, stayed right on the beach and also went for some retail therapy at those outlet malls that they had right near our Hotel . Here are some scrapbook pages I have been working on lately too... Take a Look......... Each set of Pages will hold at least 8 pictures because some of the mats open up for extra pictures.....

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flowers & Bling Project for Sugar Sweet Paper Treats

This cute little mini album Features Dora the Explorer and as you can see it has plenty of Flowers and Bling..... Hope you like it......
By the way make sure to visit Sugar Sweet Paper Treats blog for a chance to win some goodies......

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Themed for Design Team on Cricut Mini Albums!!!

"Since our theme this month is Summer,Vacation,or Camping, I chose to do Summer and when summer is getting closer I start planning my gardens and this years was spectactular if I do say so myself.... I used the new Lacey Labels Lite Cartridge to create the album and cut the backgrounds for the pictures and then also made the rosettes for this mini. One may think that because I live in Florida that we can have all the flowers we want all the time, but not so. Because it gets so so hot (today is 96 degrees) alot of flowers cannot survive this kind of heat so getting plants in the ground early so we can enjoy them is important. Please come walk through my garden with me and take a look at the Yellow Dinner Plate sized Dahlia which is actually 9inches in diameter and also My roses and some of the other beautiful flowers.......Enjoy and have a great SUMMER!!!!!"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Awards from Andi

Thank you so much for the Awards Andi, I do appreciate them so much. Please Click on either Award in the side bar to view Andi's Blog, its really neat too and I am a big fan....her projects are very creative and fun.......Please go and visit her and leave her some love.......

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My First Design Team Project for Sugar Sweet Paper Treats

Hi Everyone! This is my first project for "Sugar Sweet Paper Treats" and I am so happy to be a part of this Awesome Design Team..... This card is made from the new Lacey Labels Cricut Lite cartridge and I stitched the ribbon in & out of the design and then made the accordian rosettes for the front, The sentiment is cut out in Mirror Gold. Please visit Sugar Sweets blog by clicking the button to the left.....

So How do you like my Cupcake Wrappers Now.

These are the store bought cupcake wrappers that I made flowers out of ...... The two small rosettes are made by flattening the large cupcake wrappers and drawing a round swirl and then fashioning the rose...... The two white flowers are plain white cupcake wrappers that the purple one I inked the edges with a purple stamp pad and then after fashioning the flower used some alcohol ink and a paint brush and brushed some ink into the center for depth. The other white one I painted gold edges on it with my Smooch paint. The patterned cupcake wrappers can be found at most craft stores and the grocery store has some too. Let me know what you think OK..........

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My First Mini Album as a Design Team Member for "Cricut Mini Albums"

First I want to tell you that Cricut Mini Albums is having a Surprise drawing as soon as we reach 200 followers. Rina doesnt know what shes giving yet but assures us it will be a good one. Here is the link for you to see and sign up..http://www.cricutminialbums.com/

Here is a little Tag Mini Album I had a ton of fun making....... The Tag is cut from the Tags Bags, Boxes, & More cart. and I cut them from Artists Black Board that I got here at a local artists

supply store, it is like chip board but a little softer and the Cricut has an easier time cutting this board, it also comes in White. Some of the Decorations are made with From My Kitchen Cart. Like the strawberries,

the other embellies are from stash I hador ones I made, One of my faves is the little wooden bird I got atMichaels, that came in a pkg of 4 and I just stained it with one of my ink pads.
Hope you like it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Barb @ Snowmans Paperie Sent meThe Creative Writers Award

First I want to say Thankies to Barb for bestowing this on me.... Please visit her here: http://www.snowmanlover.blogspot.com/ I am also supposed to tell you 6 truth things and 1 lie and you see if you can figure out which one is the lie.....
1. I was born in Chicago.
2. I have a 30 year old son.
3. I just started scrapbooking/papercrafting in 2004.
4. I Love Love Love my Cricut Expression.
5. My family and friends always come first......
6. I love Sharing all my creations with all of you.....
7. I am seldom on the computer........LOL!!!!!
And I want to pass this on to 5 blogs that have put in a lot of work on thier blogs and deserve the recognition......Here is the List of receipients:
http://astoriacrafter.blogspot.com/ I just love his unique creations.....
http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/ Audrey just Rocks.......
http://thegreenbeanscrafterole.blogspot.com/ Carrie has the most awsome always
http://lovetocreatecards.blogspot.com/ Steph shows awsome creativity in her cards
http://dtsartblog.blogspot.com/ Really has so much creativity, Love her Blog....
So there you have it.... Take a look at these blogs, I think you will find lots of neat and creative stuff...... And receipients if you want to pass the award forward to 5 others be my guest........

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My First Magnolia Card for Cute & Some Challenge!!

This is my very first stamped image on a card and I chose a Magnolia stamp image. She is so cute don't you think..... This card is also showcasing the flowers in my garden, can you tell that the image in the middle of the card is all one picture just cut in thirds. I also made a paper lollipop flower and inked with gold ink and added a pearl charm and the ribbon has a pearl charm too.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I am really excited to tell you

I am now a Design Team Member of "Sugar Sweet Paper Treats" . I am joining a really talented group of Ladies and hope you will follow us and join in on our challenges too..... You can click on the Blinkie to the left to visit this blog and its challenges..... See you soon.....

Monday, May 31, 2010

Victorian Mini Album for Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Challenge

Took me a while to complete this as it is my first Victorian attempt..... I started out with a Navy Blue Tag Album from TBBM cart and then used papers in a variety of blues and lavenders and pale pinks. The Chandelier is coated in glass effects and I did use a bunch of different laces and pearls to dress it up. All of the frames and cut outs are from Sentimentals and Songbird carts. Hope you like it.......

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hello Kitty Cards!!!!

One of the Cricut Message Board Sisters needed a Hello Kitty Card to give to her best friend for her birthday so I volunteered to Cut some pieces and send them to her but found myself wanting to finish them because of all the little pieces and if you dont have the book or the pictures it would be a little harder so I just went ahead and finished them for her.... They came out so cute I just wanted to share. Notice the one with the flower in her hair is just another version of the melted posies I did with paper I inked and then I also colored a white pearl for the middle with alcohol inks.... and the Other one with the pearl neclace and bracelet was just so fun to make..... Hope you like them.........