Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SUPER exciting news!! :)

A few weeks ago I sent in my submission to Joy's Life DT and guess what????? I am now officially on Joy's DT!! I am over-the-top excited to be working with Joy & some wonderful, talented ladies!! I look forward to making new friends & showing off Joy's wonderful stamps!! :) Be sure to go check out some of the new DT below:

Thanks again Joy for this AMAZING opportunity!! :)

So let's re-cap...I made Joy's DT, I am going to be working in a gorgeous LSS, AND I am getting an Imagine ....Holy moly this is the best crafting week ever!!! LOL!!! :) :)

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥

Monday, January 30, 2012

Imagine-ation Monday

Welcome to Imagine-ation Monday over at My Cricut CraftRoom!! Today the DT uses the Imagine machine to create our projects...Now you might know that I do not own an Imagine (I use my friend Tammy's Imagine) BUT.....(drum-roll please) As of yesterday, I now have an Imagine!!! Tammy decided to sell hers and guess who bought it???? :) :) :) :) :) I can't wait to go pick it up!! Yay!!

Anyway, back to my project! I used "Enjoy the Seasons" cart to create this super cute tag!! :)
I sponged the edges of the tag with some Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I also added some Stickles to the butterflies...I used dimensionals to pop up the image and used a My Pink Stamper sentiment stamp! I am just loving these tags! I have made a few already and they can be used for a gift bag or even added to a card base for a cute, quick card!

Head on over to My Cricut CraftRoom for tons more inspiration from some of the other DT ladies! :)

And now for some really cool news!! I went yesterday and met with the owner of our LSS, Stamp Antonio, and I am 98% sure I will now be working there part-time!!!! :) :) :) :) How exciting is that??? I am over the top excited! I haven't worked since right after high school, so it will be a huge change BUT Amy & Carol are some amazing ladies and I just know I will LOVE working there!! And what could be better than working in a stamp store?? Tim Holtz products, Hero Arts stamps all around...and SO much more!! I was in Heaven when I walked through those doors!! I am going on Friday to meet the rest of the staff and finalize all the details!! I'm so happy and so excited to be doing this! I could talk for hours!! But I will let you go for now...LOL!!

Until next time...
 ♥ Laura ♥

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cleaning out my die cut stash!! :)

Ok so I have been on a mission to actually use my scraps AND my die cut scraps! When ever I make a cut on my Cricut, if I cut the wrong size, I put it together and put it a drawer...well my drawer is over-flowing! So...I pulled some out and made this tag! :) I got these tags I think from Tammy and I have already used 3 of them! I am having so much fun with them!!
All of this was scraps...except the monkey! He is a dimensional sticker that Tammy gave me! I started to make something for my brother, who loves monkeys, but the pink kind of took hold of the project and I don't think Justin would appreciate pink too much! LOL! The "thank you" was cut a long time ago and it was too small for my project at the time so I threw it in the drawer, the scallop was the same way. I inked all the edges and added some Stickles!! :)

For my next card, I got my Stampin Up order yesterday and I ordered some of the Sale-A-Bration products to have for my ladies to see! Here is a super quick, easy card to throw together...I used the Simply Sent card set to make this one...I added the flowers from Michael's and sponged them with Cherry Cobbler, then added some rhinestones to the bottom...
 Then I colored the rhinestones with a Sharpie to match...I LOVE this idea!!  (click on pic to enlarge)
These cards are pre-cut, pre-scored and ready to go! Just add embellishments and stamped images! Quick, easy!! :)

Have a great weekend!!

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥

Friday, January 27, 2012

Becky's Sweet Creations Weekly Challenge- Animals & ATC

TGIF TGIF!! It seems like this week has just been creeping by! But the weekend is finally here!! Today I am showing a couple of projects for Becky's Sweet Creations! The DT and Becky got all mixed up with the holidays on our schedule so this week we have 2 challenges! One is to use an animal on our project, so here is my "animal"....
A butterfly is an animal right?? :) I have been trying to use up some of my extra die-cuts that I have left over from various projects and I had these butterflies in my stash of extras! SO I grabbed some cardstock and started creating! I used the "Tiffany" CuttleBug folder on the green mat, then ran it through again with white and cut out the middle....I inked all the edges with a chestnut ink. Added a sentiment and some bling and done! :)

Now for the 2nd challenge....Becky sent all of us some pieces of paper & embellishments and asked us to use all or some of it to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card) I personally have never made one so I knew it would be a challenge to work with such a small base. Here is a pic of what we had to work with..
As soon as I saw the page out of a book I thought "vintage, distressed" Now if you follow my blog, you will know I am not a "vintage-y" or "distressed" type of crafter, but what the heck!?!?! I thought I would give it a try!
 So you can see the paper, the fiber, the book print and I also used a button & silver brad type thing...everything is inked with "Walnut Stain" Tim Holtz ink and edged with black pigment ink. The book page I spritzed with water, added the Walnut Stain and crinkled it up a few times...I also added a Prima flower that I have had sitting and staring at me to use!! LOL! SO not too sure how much I captured the vintage/distressed feel but...I kinda like it!! Here is a close-up of the flower and book page...
Well, that is all for today!! Hope you enjoyed it and come back soon for many more projects and ramblings! :)

Until next time...
 ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

History Fair and an award! :)

Today my son, Trevor, is participating in the History Fair at school. Last year him and his group did a performance but this year the group he is in decided to do an exhibit. I was surprised! So they have been working during school and after school for a couple of months! And this weekend they all came over to finish up their project! Wow! 4 extra teenagers, let's just say lots of pizza was had this weekend! LOL! Anyway, I was so happy they came here and were able to use all my crafty stuff! I was so pleased with how their project turned out and they did all themselves!! All I did was operate my Cricut (Don't touch my Cricut!!) and they did the rest! Punching out shapes, using my ATG gun (with LOTS of instructions first!!) they did amazing! 

Good luck to them tonight!! Tonight is the judging...fingers crossed!! :)

Also, I won an award! :) :) :) Thanks so much to Kat!!! I have never "met" Kat but she seems like on amazing woman!! I can always count on her for a laugh and she definitely tells it like it is! :) Thanks again Kat!   

"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest,to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note.

I am honored to accept this award! I am pleased to pass along 5 fantastic women who inspire me!
Here are the rules:
1- Choose FIVE up and coming blogs to award the Liebster to. Blogs must have less than 200 followers.
2- Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3- Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.

Here are my choices for the Liebster Blog Award. I randomly chose some of my DT sisters from my My Cricut CraftRoom & Becky's Sweet Creation....

Thanks again Kat and GOOD LUCK to Trevor his group! :)

Until next time... 
♥ Laura ♥

Monday, January 23, 2012

Imagine-ation Monday

Good Monday Morning to everyone!! :) Welcome to Imagine-ation Monday over at My Cricut CraftRoom! This is the day where we use the Imagine to make our projects! Today I used the "Better Together" cart to print out my image...Thank you to Tammy for letting me use her Imagine! I really love the Imagine and hope to get one of my own some day! :)

Back to my card! I printed & cut my image and used some dimensionals to pop up the presents. I used my oval nestabilities to cut my oval shapes and used a ------ stamp for "Friends". I wanted the stamped sentiment in the oval but it was a regular acrylic stamp, so I just put it on my clear block and kind of curved the stamp a little and lined it up with the inside of the oval...I love the versatility of acrylic stamps!!

I used some background paper from my stash & added some black ruffled ribbon! I really like how this card came out! Very stylish! LOL! :)

Head on over to My Cricut CraftRoom to see what other great projects are over there today! :)

Entered into challenge:

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Samantha's Cricut Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to Samantha's Cricut Creations 1st anniversary blog hop! 

If you have just hopped on the tour, please go to Samantha's blog at to start at the beginning. If you have arrived from Paula then you are in the right place. 

Since it is Samantha's blogaversary, I decided to make a fun "Celebrate" card! Of course it had to be cheerful, fun and most definitely...glittery & sparkly! I used Martha Stewart "Elegant Cake" cart for the Celebrate cut. The gorgeous background paper is DCWV "Lemon Flower" and the card base and rosette is SU Island Indigo (I don't think I have ever used this color before!!! But I love it!!) I made the rosette using an 11" x 1 1/2" strip of Island Indigo, punched with a scallop border punch, then scored at every scallop. Fan folded the piece then formed my rosette. I added a sparkly smiley face from Recollections (Michael's) for the medallion! I also covered my "Celebrate" image with Star Dust Stickles! Oh, quick little note....I completed my Stickles collection!!! I have every color now and am SO excited!!! Thank you to all (Tammy!!)  who helped me with my quest! :)    

Hope you enjoyed my project today and I would like to offer some BLOG CANDY for a lucky friend! One lucky friend will receive an envelope of goodies from me! Maybe some embellishments, maybe some ribbon...who knows what could be in there! Just be a follower & leave me a comment with a way to get a hold of you if you win! :)  

Challenge entry:  "Fan Fold embellishment" 

The next stop on the hop is Jenny!! Thanks for hopping along with us today! And here is the full line-up in case you get lost! 

  1. Samantha
  2. Chris
  3. Erica
  4. Jenn
  5. Paula
  6. Laura <-------------You are HERE! 
  7. Jenny <-------Go HERE next! 
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Cori
  10. Mallika
  11. Tess
  12. Amy E

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday!!

Welcome to Card Creating Tuesday over at My Cricut CraftRoom!! We are working on some new things this year and one of those is working with card sketches, themes & colors instead of just random cards everyday! We also had the choice of using our Crop-A-Dile on our card....I chose the sketch! I really like this because you get to see everyone's take on the same idea! Here is the sketch we had for this week...And the theme is Valentine's Day using the colors red, brown & pink....(Be sure to look at my post from yesterday about my DUH moment!!)
So here is my card for today! I used Indie Art from my Gypsy to cut the lips and "SMACK" at 1.5" I used some "Candy Dots" on the top right corner...I love these things!! They remind me of the candy dots that I ate when I was a kid!
I used some paper I had from my stash and I cut out the scallop and regular ovals with my Nestabilities! And of course had to add some Stickles for the lips!! Gotta have blingy lips! :)

Be sure to head on over to My Cricut CraftRoom to see more from the DT and see what some of the others did with this card sketch!
Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Monday, January 16, 2012

Misc Ramblings and an OOPS card!

Yesterday was a sad day here at our house...My son Travis (16) found out yesterday morning that a friend had passed away. He was so upset and sadly this isn't the first death of a friend he has had to deal with. It seems that his friend Matt, had fallen and hit his head while skateboarding on Friday evening. We are still not  100% sure, but we think he did not go get checked out. He went to sleep Friday night and never woke up...such a tragedy!! What makes the death even worse is that almost 3 years ago, Matt's dad was killed in a car accident up the street...That was the first death (of a non-relative) that Travis had to deal with. And I guess seeing his friend go through that, really hit him hard. To this day, he says his first born son will be named Jason, after Matt's dad. After his Dad's death, the family never recovered. They had to move out of their beautiful home into a trailer, and I guess his mom still couldn't handle the costs. They moved to a town by Corpus Christie, and Matt has been to several different schools. Travis & Matt kept in touch periodically through Facebook, but of course weren't as close. I know when I had several friends pass away in high school, the biggest regret was not keeping in touch...always thinking there will be tomorrow to talk or catch up...and then you realize there isn't another day...that is so hard to deal with. So please...hug your kids, call an old friend just to say Hi, get back in touch with someone you haven't talked to in a while...because you never know when you won't have another chance...and most of all, ALWAYS get ANY kind of head injury checked out! Such an unavoidable tragedy that now has affected so many people...RIP Matt, you will be with your Dad now, and watch over the rest of your family...

Ok, onto my Oops card! Actually I have two Oops cards today! My first one is a good Oops!! :)  I was going to make a birthday card for a friend and just couldn't get into the crafty mood! We had just found out about Matt and I just wasn't feeling it...I had some scrap pieces laying in front of me from a project I had been working on the night before and I started just laying the pieces together...and look what happened...
This entire card was scraps I had laying there!! Gorgeous!! I had cut the scallop oval and oval shape (which you will see on my next Oops card!) so I used the negative from the cardstock that was left! The stamped image was one form the other night that just didn't go with what I was doing (in fact that image is matted in black but you can't see it behind the scallop mat) Even the colors were just random! I also had the butterflies laying there so I wouldn't lose them! SO I threw those on too!

Now for the big Oops card!! Over at My Cricut CraftRoom, the DT has a schedule we follow...I chose to do Tues the 17th and our challenge was to use the card sketch provided...easy enough right?? Well, these card sketches and challenges are new to the DT so of course me being me, I didn't read ALL of the directions!! We were supposed to do the card sketch WITH a theme (Valentines Day) AND certain colors (Red, Brown & Pink) Well since I didn't read the directions...this is what I came up with...and notice the scallop oval and oval that I cut from the cardstock above...
Captured the card sketch perfectly!! BUT not the theme OR the colors....AND Duh!! There are NO Cricut cuts on here at all!!!! Um, HELLO! My CRICUT CraftRoom!! Seriously?? Did I JUST get on this DT?? No! Geez Louise!!! So I put this card to the side and started a new one...which by the way...I LOVE!! But you will have to wait until tomorrow to see the REAL DT post!! He He!! Don't you just love the suspense?? :)

Remember to hug your kids and anyone else close to you!! Don't take any time with them for granted!!

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dec Stamp Club Meeting

Yesterday we had our December (Yes I know it is January, but we are a month behind now because of Christmas!! Lol!!) Stamp Club meeting! I always have SO much fun doing these meetings! I even hate to call them's more like a super fun play date for crafty women! :) SO I thought I would share our projects and also our swap cards for the month!

For our first project, I saw this card done at "Confessions of a Stamping Addict"... it is SO SO SO cute!! I fell in love with it and knew my ladies would too!!
Here is the front...
And ready for this??? The inside...OMG this is SO cute!!!!
I just LOVE this card!!! And this was just my "sample"!! I also had some paper for them to wrap around the tissue box to decorate it and make it stand out more! (Click on the link above for directions!)

And then we did the "Dryer Sheet Technique"....I had seen this technique for years and never tried it, but decided to give it a whirl! And I have to say...I love it!! It makes the card so pretty! Sparkly too! :)
I used the Stampin Up striped grosgrain ribbon and used markers to add the pink to the ribbon! Here is the tutorial I used from SplitCoastStampers!

Now on to our swap! Each month I challenge "my ladies" to use the products they bought from the previous order to make cards for us to swap! It is a great way to make sure they taking their products OUT OF THE BAG & using them!!! (You know who you are!!!)

Here is my swap card:
Mom (Frosted Window tutorial from SCS)
And we are still waiting on 2 more swap cards!! I love doing these swaps!! I love seeing what everyone comes up with and how much everyone has progressed with their stamping, creating & designing! :)

Next month it was suggested that we use the Dryer Sheet technique for all of our swap cards...and see how many different ways we all use the technique! THAT will be interesting!!

Well, that's all for today! Hope everyone had a great weekend...oh wait! It's a 3 day weekend!!! Woo Hoo!!! :) :) :) 

Until next time... 
♥ Laura ♥

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Becky's Sweet Creations Weekly Challenge- Altered Items

Welcome to my DT post for Becky's Sweet Creations! Our challenge this week is to make an altered item; any altered item! I LOVE altering things!! Ok I have a confession...I actually made this box a while back, but never posted it! So I am cheating and posting it for this challenge! I made this for a customer who wanted a personalized jewelry box for her niece and she loved it! And so did I! I was very proud of it!! :)

I took a plain wood box that I bought at Hobby Lobby, painted it bright pink and decoupaged some pink striped paper on the sides....I used a piece of zebra print felt for the top & inside for the lining!
 I used wood letters that I painted bright pink with black & white polka dots to spell out her name.
 The inside...I glued in a round mirror that I bought at Hobby Lobby
 On the front, I added some zebra striped ribbon with a blingy heart shaped buckle! All supllies were bought at Hobby Lobby....
 Hope you enjoyed this weeks DT challenge! Head on over to Becky's Sweet Creations to see what other projects the DT has been posting! :)

Hopefully tomorrow (maybe Monday!) I will be posting the projects we are making today at our monthly stamp club meeting! I found some super cute projects and can't wait to share them with you! :)

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ribbons & Rosettes

Good Thursday Morning!! (Or afternoon, evening...depending on when you are reading this!! Lol!!) Today is my day to post for My Cricut CraftRoom DT! I took the month of December off from both my DT's but am back on track now! I really enjoy being on the DT's and it feels so good to be back into my crafting after the long Christmas break!

This year Erica has changed things up a bit and is now doing theme days AND different carts for each day! For instance, today's theme is "Laundry" OR we can choose to use the "Ribbons & Rosettes" cart, or both! :) I chose to use the R&R's cart, a good friend of mine let me use her cart and I must say....I LOVE IT!!!

I decided to make my first Valentine's card for the year! I saw the cut for the rosette with the hearts and it came out so cute! Then I used some paper that I got for Christmas (Thanks Minnie!!) from DCWV "Black Currant "...I just LOVE this stack!! Gorgeous paper!!
I cut the rosette 5 times at 2" (It is a little bigger than I thought, but what the heck! It fit and I think it's kina cool covering the whole card!!) scored each piece and folded, then adhered each piece together forming the rosette! I LOVE making rosettes!! They are just so cool!! A little tip that I have: I use a glue gun to adhere the pieces and when putting the middle disc on each side. I have tried alot of adhesive and hot glue is easier to me! I added a heart shaped punch in the center with "Be my Valentine" stamped in the center & added some Stickles to the edge of the heart!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Head on over to My Cricut CraftRoom to see more projects from some of the DT!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥

Monday, January 9, 2012

Some more Christmas goodies...

And this will be the last....I promise! :) I am so ready to not be posting about Christmas! I took all of my trees down last night and it is just so depressing not to have all the lights glowing around the house! BUT, I think I was ready! 

Today I am showing the last three gifts I made for a customer for her to give at Christmas to fellow teachers.The first one is an anti-bacterial soap holder. I found this video from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts and her instructions were so amazing!! I had to keep mine simple because of the "budget" but I can imagine the possibilities! 
 Side view....
 Inside view....

I like how they came out, even if they were very simple & plain! And next I have some (more!!) ornaments with vinyl monograms but these were packaged for gift giving!
I just made a pillow out of tissue paper and bagged 'em & tagged 'em! LOL!! I crack myself up!! :) Anyhoo...the last project was literally a last minute, quick project! She had asked for a candy jar among all the other orders & somehow it didn't make it on my "to-do" list! Oops!! So she was picking everything up in like an hour so I whipped this up real quick! Sometimes the faster you crank it out, the better! I know sometimes I over think my work but when you are on a time just flows!! (Disclaimer**** Ok, seriously!! This is only true SOMETIMES!! But it sounds good right???!!!)
I wrapped the jar I had in my stash with some purple & green paper (she wanted mainly purple) and then added some lace purple ribbon, some scallops & a chipboard "T"! She loved it! And so did I!! :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend and I sure hope you got to join us in the 100 cart hop over the weekend!

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Sunday, January 8, 2012

100 Cart Blog Hop!!

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

I am the first DT stop of Day 2, But you might want to head over to My Cricut Craft Room and see what Erica has to say for today. Be sure to hop all the way through....there are some great surprises along the way!Now onto my projects! 

For this hop I decided to use "Rock Princess" & "B is for Boy"

My first two cards are from "Rock Princess"...I just recently got this cart and already love it! In my mind, I was going to use one of the girl images but looking through the book I saw this one and just had to use it! I knew I had some paper that had guitars, skulls & other "rock star" images, so I knew they would match perfectly! This image is cut at 2.5" and I added Stickles to the heart for that little extra bling! I also added some ribbon and a buckle to the bottom...the buckle was originally silver so I painted it with a gold paint pen to match the background paper!

Next, I finally did one of the girl images! 
I just love her green hair! I cut this image at 4" and used a My Pink Stamper set for the sentiment. I used a cream color glitter paper for the background and since her dress is solid black, I needed some patterns on there somewhere, so I added the hot pink paper in blocks behind her. Stickles for the microphone head and a pearl heart for her dress.

And finally, "B is for Boys"! I have seen this cart and wanted it for a while! Most of these images remind me of when my boys were little! And I just HAD to make this car!! 
They had one just like this but the bottom was greenish-blue...they wore this thing out!! Both of them LOVED it! I cut it at 4 3/4" and used a Pink By Design stamp set. I added some "screw-head" brads that remind me of tires and of course had to put Stickles somewhere! (The horn & the tail-light) 

We are just getting started for the day, so sit back, relax and come see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you today!

Your next stop is Tracy and here is the entire Sunday line-up 
in case you get lost!

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Glitter Ornaments

Ok, I know Christmas is over BUT since I decided to take a break when I should have been posting all this...anyway, you get to see them now! :)

A little back story...years ago, Mom and I decided to try and make glitter was a DISASTER!!!! It gooped all up inside the ornaments, it looked horrible! We tried a couple of different ways but no luck! I just thought we would never make glitter ornaments..EVER!! Fast forward to this Christmas season and I kept seeing on FB this one lady making tons of glitter ornaments! She would say "ok gotta get off here and make some more" then like 20 min later she pop back on and have pics of all these ornaments she had made!! I was like WHAT???? How in the heck was she doing them so beautiful and SO FAST!! So I messaged her and she told me how she made I had heard of this before but didn't realize how easy & fast they were to make! She used Future (or Pledge) floor wax!! (I know you're saying oh this is old news, but stick with me here...I do have a tip on how I did mine!!)

Now I had heard you can't buy Future floor wax anymore but that the Pledge was the same and it could be found at WalMart so I bundled up (of course it was cold & rainy!!) made Travis go with me to WalMart and lo and behold...NO PLEDGE FLOOR WAX!!! =/ They did have some other brand that cost $6.00 so I thought "oh well! why not!" So we get out to the car and I said let's try Big Lots! They always have older products so they might have Future or even the Pledge!! Well I guess the bigwigs at Big Lots think no one cleans their floors because there wasn't even any floor cleaner there! Crazy!!! Well Dollar Tree is right next door so I thought "what the heck? it couldn't hurt to look"! And there, like a shining light calling my name was floor wax for ONE DOLLAR!!! I snatched it up and grabbed all my supplies to go to our friends house for some dinner...

And here is our results! I found some neon glitter at Hobby Lobby for $4.99 (and of course 40% off w/my coupon!) Holy schnikes! These are SO easy and SO much fun to make!! I think we made almost 50 ornaments that night!!
We were having our Stamp Club Christmas party the next day so we decided to make one for each of the ladies! And again, a first for me...we used vinyl in our Cricut!
Well we couldn't stop there so we made a special ornament for me, her and another friend...

And with the extra ornaments....I decorated my new PURPLE tree!!
I also made about 25 of these for a customer for Christmas gifts! I wanted to go buy ALL the glass ornaments I could and make hundreds of them!!

***I have received a few questions on the process of making these...I am so sorry I didn't include that! I thought I was the ONLY one who has never made them! LOL!! So just pour some floor wax  in the ornament, swish around to coat inside, & drain. I just turned it upside down in the floor wax bottle. Pour some glitter in, swish around to coat & pour out extra glitter...and that's it!!! No drying time needed!! Click Here for the video I watched! Love this video. direct & to the point!! No chit-chat! :) *** 

Well I didn't realize I could do a whole post on the glitter ornaments (I just LOVE them!!) so I will save the rest for next week! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for My Cricut CraftRoom's DT 100 cart blog hop!! Lots of projects and some blog candy too! You don't want to miss it!! :)

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥

Friday, January 6, 2012

I'm Baaack!! :)

I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since my last post! December proved to be very busy & then very lazy! I had a big birthday party for my Mom on the 17th, so getting ready for that, the craft show, then Christmas, not to mention all the little celebrations in between, by the time it was all over...we didn't want to do anything!! I didn't craft for more than 2 weeks (GASP!!!) But on Tuesday I FINALLY stepped back in and crafted ALL DAY!! Boy did I miss it! And now I have a birthday party order (which I will get to in a minute...) a cork board & banner set, and our monthly stamp club is coming up! So there will be plenty to be posting about all that in the next few weeks!

I also took the month of December off from my DT's and am ready to jump back in full force! We have a blog hop coming up this weekend & it was just what I needed to get to get me back on track! So starting next week, be sure to look out for DT posts also! :)

Back to the birthday party invitations...She is having her sons (5 yrs old) party at Chuck E. Cheese, so of course I HAD to do pizza invites!! I truly love how they turned out! I have been sending pics to her to show her son & he just gets so excited to see them! They had come over before Christmas to pick up the Christmas orders and he asked when I would be starting his invites! Gotta love it! A 5 yr old wanting MY invites! :) And to know he is excited about them, makes me make sure every detail is perfect!

Here are the toppings all ready to go...I inked all the edges with a chestnut ink (in the pic the "peppers" & "pepperoni" aren't inked yet)

And here are the final invites! The invitation wording will be on the back...
I used "Simply Charmed" on my Gypsy and hid some of the features before cutting everything out at 4.75". I inked the "cheese" layer with Cranberry Crisp for the pizza sauce effect! I can't wait to make the party favors!! I have 2 ideas and will be finalizing them next week, so be sure to stay tuned for those!

I want to thank everyone for sticking it out over the holidays and coming back! I know everyone has been super busy and I know I for one am ready for the new year and all that it may bring! :)

Tomorrow I will be showing some more of my Pre-Christmas crafting and then on Sunday...BLOG HOP time!!

Until next time...
♥ Laura ♥
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