Sunday, February 28, 2010

Today, while Topher was at the field, I decided to make him a card to thank him for my lovely new gift.  Now probably due to the fact that I'm always around boys, I'm not very big on very feminine colors (my palette in life, clothes, decor, electronics, and knicknacks only span the spectrum of blue, green, grey, black, and chocolate brown). 

I tried to expand my color choices with a yellow and green card with pink and purple accents.  Most of these papers just come from a generic pad from Michaels (recollections??)  I am becoming scrapbook crazy and picking up endless arrays of cute patterned papers and border punches.  Topher is already regretting purchasing me a Cricut for how much he foresees me spending on this hobby.  
All of the cuts come from the Cricut cartridge Sweethearts.  The borderpunch used was from Martha Stewart.  Simple and sweet.  I need to figure out how to properly bunch with the border punch!

Friday, February 26, 2010


So this is my first attempt at creativity.  I will tell you, despite having a Cricut to cut out endless amounts of cute little forms, it's still a little hit or miss on shape and fitting it on the paper.  Hopefully this gets a little easier with time.  Youtube tutorials (especially My Pink Stampers earlier posts, have been extremely handy). 

This was a thank you card for my older sister for the birthday present she sent me out here in Arizona (Thanks Kim!).  

I just used a basic pre-made blank card purchased from Michaels.  The snail is from the cricut cartridge Paisley and the paper is mainly from a paper stack from DCWV. The Sentiment was cut from the cricut cartridge Beyond Birthdays.  Ribbon trim was found in the dollar bin at Michaels and the borderpunch at the bottom is Martha Stewart (love em!).  

Here's another photo (courtesy of my iphone) on my new baby from Topher, the Cricut Create.  Thanks again!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


So my dear love, Topher, decided to give me a Cricut for my Valentine's day/Birthday!  

What a pleasant surprise!  Haven't been much of a paper crafter in the past, but I've been creeping on several random blogs out there in cyberspace and watching youtube tutorials.  

I take this challenge on with relish and am excited to begin my Cricut/Cardmaking/Scrapbooking career!  I will post my results up here!  

Thanks and welcome!